Change is Inevitable

    ##It appears that Sarah Palin is just the breath of life John McCain’s campaign needs. After an early summer push by McCain, polls had recently begun to suggest Barack Obama’s attack ads linking President George W. Bush and McCain were beginning to work. So how has Obama responded to the new found excitement in the Republican party? Part sarcasm, part bitterness, and what seems to | Read More »

    Change is Inevitable

    It appears that Sarah Palin is just the breath of life John McCain’s campaign needs. After an early summer push by McCain, polls had recently begun to suggest Barack Obama’s attack ads linking President George W. Bush and McCain were beginning to work. So how has Obama responded to the new found excitement in the Republican party? Part sarcasm, part bitterness, and what seems to | Read More »

    It’s Personal

    Barack Obama: “Look, I got two daughters — 9 years old and 6 years old,” he said. “I am going to teach them first about values and morals, but if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.” Such calculation. Note the extremely vague, but obligatory reference to “values and morals”, which is supposed to convince us that he is in | Read More »

    Palin and The Media

    As issues at the office have kept me away from the blogosphere for the last week or so, I’ve been literally itching to get back to the keyboard and talk about what’s going on in the presidential race. The treatment of Governor Palin by the mainstream press has been nothing short of dispicable, to say nothing of the treatment she’s getting from our illustrious opponents | Read More »

    San Francisco: Under Interdict? And What Took So Long?

    “Interdict” was a political technique used by the medieval Catholic Church to bring kings and emperor’s into line: it meant denying the celebration of liturgies and sacraments to the general population because of the actions of their leader. Innocent III used it against France c. 1200 A.D. to bring Philip Augustus into line. Since this meant unreconciled souls could be condemned to hell, according to | Read More »

    A Little Father-Daughter “Bonding Time” Approacheth

    Ruh Roh…Nancy REALLY stepped in it this time. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has accepted an invitation from San Francisco’s archbishop to discuss whether she should continue to receive communion at the Catholic Church in the wake of comments she made about abortion. I think what entertains me most about this little bit o’ news factoid, is that somewhere, SOMEHOW, one of our Political Heroes has | Read More »

    McCain vs Obama: Part VI – Call to Action

    The goal of each candidate during their convention is to rally support for their cause…too inspire their party faithful to “get out the vote” and to inspire undecided and disgruntled voters from the other party to come to their side. Let’s take a look at how the two candidates attempted to do this. Part VI – Call to Action: McCain: “If you find faults with | Read More »

    Obama plays abortion card in MI

    Judging by the number of commercials I have been seeing on tv, Michigan is definitely a battleground state. Obama has been hitting McCain on the economy, using McCain’s quote from the primary about not knowing as much about the economy as he should. The other Obama attack is predictably trying to tie McCain to Bush, ending with the McCain voting record of 90% matching Bush.

    Pelosi’s Pending “Severe Blow”

    Poor Nancy can’t seem to get a break. Her book flops, the republicans wouldn’t shut up in spite of the fact that she turned off the lights… and the microphones… and the cameras… Then she had to open her own mouth while a camera was running… Not only did Nancy usher in “A New Congress in Town”… she also put truffles on the House Menue | Read More »

    Obama’s alters position on his pay grade and his humility

    Dem Presidential nominee once told Pastor Rick Warren that he could not judge abortion to be deadly because, in his words, “whether you’re looking at it from a theological perspective or a scientific perspective, answering that question [of when human life begins] with specificity is above my pay grade” [vid]. He’s been panned for his intellectually lazy version of stoicism. On Sunday, talking to political | Read More »

    “Above my Pay Grade”?

    “Asked on Sunday whether the “above my pay grade” answer was too flip, Obama said: “Probably. …What I intended to say is that, as a Christian, I have a lot of humility about understanding when does the soul enter into … It’s a pretty tough question.” “… a pretty tough question.” Sooo… when faced with a tough question Barack votes either, “flippant” or… “present”. … | Read More »

    Living what you believe?

    [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26593948/] So the One admits that he was too flippant when he said this decision was “above his pay grade.” And Biden says the classic Catholic Left line that “Personally I believe what the Church says, but I can’t enforce that on others.” What does it mean when one can be so flippant about life that we cannot consider seriously when it begins? The calls | Read More »

    Judicial Activism and the Polarization of America

    **America was never intended to be a nation where everyone in every state shared the same values. The original colonies had their own distinct cultures, religions, and traditions, and they wanted to make certain that those were preserved before they agreed to enter the national union. That’s what federalism is; that’s why the 10th amendment is in the constitution. But federalism and local government has | Read More »

    Obama and abortion: walking the walk with babies.

    It was sunny early afternoon in 1992 when the phone rang from the local hospital. They informed me that my wife just gave birth to a boy weighing less than two pounds. Because she was months away from full term the moment seemed like I had slipped into a dream like state. I thought soon this moment would be over but moments later I realized | Read More »

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    Brace Yourself for the Stupidest Thing You’ll Read Today.

    Apparently, logic was not a required class in whatever med school Rahul Parikh attended. Via Ross Douthat comes this mind-bendingly stupid argument: We could ask, given that Palin had no doubts about seeing her pregnancy through, why she bothered to take a genetic test. Why not, as you might expect a woman in her position and with her outspoken beliefs to do, decline any testing | Read More »