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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Change of Heart?

The fact that Obama renewed the Patriot Act is yet another example of the vast difference between Senator Oh Blah Blah and President Oh Blah Blah.  Wasn't the Patriot Act a fascist plot by George W. Bush to listen in on the conversations of any and all Americans?  Weren't we told that 9/11 was nothing but a nefarious pretext for taking away our freedoms? (Think Emperor Palpatine at the end of Star Wars episode three.)  If the superb Obama renewed it, either Bush was something other than Hitler, or Obama, like Bush, is another Hitler. 

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Why We End Up With Leftist Judges!

Today lying pro-abort Mark Kirk was on The Mary Griffith Show on WTAD Quincy, and opined that confirming judges to the Federal bench was "a waste of time."  Excuse me?  The oversight of our judiciary is a vital constitutional function of the Senate, and hardly a waste of time.  I remember Professor Lino Graglia on Firing Line back in the 90's saying that the Republican choices for the judiciary were often something he was unwilling to apologize for.  The fact that Illinois' junior Senator would say something like this is another sign that Kirk is unqualified and unsuited for the Senate.  The unwritten constitution says that Senators are supposed to be lawyers, and the fact that Kirk is not explains his bewildering disregard for a vital part of his job.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Green Thomism and Other Nonsense

Thomism gives a simple view of the world--question and answer, right and wrong.  Similarly, liberals believe that right and wrong can be defined as liberal and conservative.  So when you give a liberal Thomism, it is like walking into a room full of natural gas with a lit cigarette.

Thus Catholic liberals can excommunicate their opponents with a breathtaking self-assurance because they have two forms of totalizing ideology--liberal statism and medieval scholasticism.  Think of MSNBC married to the Spanish Inquisition.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Uncomfortable Similarities

Why do I have issues with Novus Ordo, when it is basically the only kind of Mass Estase is old enough to remember?  I started thinking about this when I read Malachi Martin's The Keys of His Blood,where Martin questions whether the NO is similar enough to the Tridentine to actually be, theologically, a Mass.  Then there was my study of history, particularly Eamon Duffy's The Stripping of the Altars, which describes the English Reformation.  Three similarities:  1)The turning of the priest towards the congregation,2)Use of a table rather than an altar, 3)Use of vernacular instead of Latin.  If SVC did the same things as the English Reformation, how can one be good and the other bad?

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

The Pro-War Pacifist

With the death of Osama Bin Laden, we may be tempted to forget that it was revulsion against the Iraq war more than anything else that propelled Obama to the White House.  Even still, liberal talking-heads decry the GWOT as misbegotten bullying, unilateralist arrogance, and at bottom, war-mongering.  But what was multi-lateral about Bin Laden's killing?  While it is comforting to see that the swords haven't all been turned to plowshares prematurely, it cuts no ice with Estase to say that the Libya mess is a good war just because the French like it.  Not to beat a dead horse, but where is the exit strategy that was so vital in every discussion of Iraq?

Sunday, May 01, 2011

The Anti-War Network?

PBS certainly lives up to the last two letters of its name.  Their dreadful Frontline was nothing more than a hate-on for Dick Cheney for several years.  I made the mistake of checking out PBS last night, only to see a piece of one-sided anti-war pap that would have made Michael Moore proud.