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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Reliapundit Goes Anti-Catholic

The Astute Bloggers must be the most mis-named pile of garbage on the internet.  The mental state of Reliapundit can be accessed from the fact that he writes everything in capital letters.  I left a comment with him (which I assume they won't allow) complaining about their latest stunt, a graphic which mockingly depicts Rick Santorum as a Catholic Saint, the kind of cheap character assasination usually reserved for Daily Kos.  Reliapundit is deep in the hole for Romney, a pro-choice liberal whose ego seems to be such that he's had the delusion for ten years that he should be the Republican candidate for President.  The current controversy about the Contraception Mandate in Obamacare is a perfect example of why Romney is unsuited for the presidency--Romneycare forced Catholic hospitals to provide abortifacients.  So for Romney to condemn Obama for doing the same thing he himself did is the height of hypocrisy.  Is Santorum perfect?  Did he support earmarks?  Like Romney, he did.  But for a Romney booster to attack Santorum as too far to the left is risable.  Romney is a liberal in conservative's clothes, and no one but Ann Coulter and the rest of the establishment morons thinks anything different.

Joey Fishkin at Balkinization claims that the latest compromise on said Contraception Mandate is that insurance companies will mythically give free contraception to policy holders, and that no Church money will pay for contraception.  That is logically impossible.  If the Church pays for the policy, it necessarily pays for any service offered by that company.  Unless of course pharmaceutical companies intend to produce their product free of cost?  That seems impossible too.  So this "compromise" is nothing but the kind of logical make-believe casuistry that used to give Jesuits a bad name, before they started doing the things that currently give them a bad name.

Sandy Levinson at the same Balkinization questions Santorum's position on onanism, an odd question meant to equivocate between the types of onanism (right hand and contraception).  Of course, the right hand type of onanism costs nothing, and hence Catholic organizations could never be expected to pay for it.  Maybe Ms. Levinson wishes for Oh Blah Blah to now make the Church buy strokers and magazines for their employees?  It seems just the sort of all/nothing red herring that pro-aborts, and secondary liberals in general are so fond of.

Update:  On his site, Reliapundit calls me "an asshole" and "a fucking moron."  This is the mentality of Romney supporters.  The fact that Politico is reportedly the source does not change the fact that The Astute Bloggers used this piece of anti-Catholic mockery.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Just Another Loony Blog

This goes out to the Odd William Oddie, who called Q.E.D. "just another loony blog," and claimed I made up all I said about his hit piece on Rick Santorum.  Mr. Oddie can claim that his claim that Santorum cannot win is based on the political buzz of the mainstream media, which studiously claims that only Romney can be the nominee.  He backtracked on saying that Santorum was "demented" on NHS, retreating to the position of Santorum being grossly uninformed about the wonders of socialized healthcare.  Mr. Oddie used the socialist-speak of calling Santorum a "neo-liberal," something he seems now to have forgotten in his calling Q.E.D. "another loony blog."   No, Mr. Oddie, I don't make it all up.  I can read and I can also remember what you said in your original hit piece.

The problem with Chesterton, who was the inspiration of so many like Oddie, is that it is based on the Tory Radical William Cobbett, and like all Toryism, Cobbettry is odious to those of us who style ourselves Whigs.  Am I making that up too, Mr. Oddie?  You know, Mr. Oddie, you have a much bigger audience of readers than I do, and you probably have better things to do than berate my blog. 

Postscript:  The Navy is going to name a ship after Congresswoman Giffords?  Huh?  Was Ms. Giffords ever even in the Navy?  It would be better to name a ship after M.C. Hammer--at least he was in the Navy.  It says something about the Oh Blah Blah administration that being a crime victim entitles you to having a combat vessel named after you.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Who Will Rid Me of This Meddlesome Priest?

Sarah Posner in defends the undefendable by claiming Catholic bishops want "a special deal," and that Obama cannot give a conscience exception to Catholic institutions because that would "harm everybody else."  First of all, how would it harm non-Catholics for Catholics to be excepted from contraception and abortion in Obamacare?  After all, these people love the bumper sticker philosophy of "If you don't believe in abortion, don't have one."  Well, if Catholics don't believe in contraception and abortion, then why do they have to participate in them?  The first argument doesn't hold water either, because Obamacare was created through several "special deals," everything from the Cornhusker Kickback for Ben Nelson to special exemptions for companies like McDonalds, who otherwise would have been liable for health care for their employees.   According to Ms. Posner, the effort to go along and get along with religious leaders was a bad idea, and stabbing liberal bishops in the back simply good politics.

On a different subject, a new Caterpillar plant will not be located in the People's Republic of Illinois, yet another testament to the fiscal management of Governor Pat Quinn, the Chicago machine, and complacent Republican insiders. 

Tip of the petasus to Stop FOI Censorship.  The University of Victoria deestablishes its pro-life group.  Pro-lifers are public enemy one on many university campii, and my own alma mater, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign did much the same thing, ironically while giving Campus for Choice their own room in the SRO complex.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

What Did You Expect, Part Two

Irony is a word that comes to mind when I read the nun who writes at Te Deum Laudamus about the deafening silence of the Church on contraception, as she has a sidebar encouraging prayer for Archbishop Viguron of Detroit.  OK, so you're saying that the Church needs to speak out about what it believes vis a vis the Contraceptive Mandate?  But then you are also supporting the Bishop who is trying to silence Michael Voris?  Call me crazy, but if the bishops of the United States would occasionally listen to Voris instead of demanding he stop calling himself Catholic, we might not be faced with a problem like the Contraceptive Mandate.  Follow your bishop, even as he advocates a program that compels you to pay for contraception and abortion!  And then act surprised!

Domine, da mihi hanc aquam!: Anti-Catholic Bigtory: A Rant

Domine, da mihi hanc aquam!: Anti-Catholic Bigtory: A Rant
The motivations of the administration are just as Father Powell so eloquently states.  The Army forbid the reading of the Military Archbishop on the Contraception Mandate, showing that Army chaplains do not even have the right to speak for their own Church anymore.  I think the First Amendment is sick unto dying when it comes to religious freedom.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Hurwitz Nomination to Ninth Circuit

One of the intellectual parents of Roe v. Wade, Andrew Hurwitz, is reportedly being nominated for the Ninth Circuit Court.  ATTENTION MARK KIRK!  I know you think that approving judicial nominees is "a waste of time," but it is also YOUR JOB!  I don't know why the milquetoast RINOs who run the Illinois Republican Party foisted you on us, but you might redeem yourself by keeping this pro-abort extremist from legislating from the bench.  Unless you think it's a waste of time.