The bishop recently appointed to head up the archdiocese of New York - one of the most influential positions in the U.S. Catholic Church - said in an interview yesterday that Notre Dame "made a big mistake" by inviting President Obama to receive an honorary degree and give the commencement address at the school on May 17.
"They made a big mistake ... in an issue that is very close to the heart of Catholic world view, namely, the protection of innocent life in the womb, [Obama] has unfortunately taken a position very much at odds with the Church," Archbishop Timothy Dolan told host Charlie Sykes on the "Sunday Insight" program of Milwaukee station TMJ4.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
More than 100,000 Britons have recently downloaded "certificates of de-baptism" from the Internet to renounce their Christian faith.
The initiative launched by a group called the National Secular Society (NSS) follows atheist campaigns here and elsewhere, including a London bus poster which triggered protests by proclaiming "There's probably no God.""We now produce a certificate on parchment and we have sold 1,500 units at three pounds (4.35 dollars, 3.20 euros) a pop," said NSS president Terry Sanderson, 58.
Sanderson meanwhile remains resolute. "The fact that people are willing to pay for the parchments shows how seriously they are taking them," he said.
In another food scare sure to rattle consumers who watched the national salmonella outbreak in peanuts unfold, federal food officials are now warning people not to eat any food containing pistachios, which could carry contamination from the same bacteria.
Monday, March 30, 2009
When I was 19 weeks pregnant, I was told that my baby had no brain. This condition is known as "anencephaly." I was told that my baby was only alive because she was attached to me, but that she couldn't survive on her own. The doctor said that I could continue the pregnancy safely, but that my baby would die shortly after being born. Or I could choose to terminate the pregnancy then, which would mean being induced at 20 weeks and letting my baby die without ever seeing or holding her (I don't even want to know what they do with babies in this case). Well, to some people this would be a difficult decision, but it wasn't for me. I knew there was nothing to gain by terminating the pregnancy and I already loved my daughter more than anyone else in the world. Even if she was unconscious like the doctors said and lived for only a few seconds or minutes --even if she was stillborn --it was worth it to me. And so we began our journey...
Today, as I type this, Faith is 20 days old. Apart from a sterile dressing on her head that needs to be changed once a day, Faith lives a completely normal life. She isn't suffering or sickly, like you would expect. With no tubes and no machines supporting her life, she continues to thrive. She seems to function at the same level as any "normal" baby. In fact, she may be a little more advanced for her age. How many babies smile before they are born, start cooing at one day old, and can sit up by 5 days old? I'm just saying!
Today, if my calculations are correct, Baby Faith is 39 days old. No, the child will not have a "normal" life, but she will have Life supported by her mother's love.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
A domestic discipline marriage is one in which one partner in the marriage is given authority over the other, and has the means to back up that authority, usually by spanking.
Domestic Discipline. Within the CHRISTIAN context it refers to a belief that the husband is to be submitted and under authority of God, and the family (wife, kids) are in turn under the husband’s authority. What separates DD from simply being common conservative Christian belief is that DD further holds that authority inherently includes the ability to take action.Bondage, Domination/Submission, Sadism and Masochism. Its aim is sexually erotic power plays and pain for the purpose of bringing about unity between the husband and wife. DD’s end result is submission in women while BDSM is to be used once the wife is in submission. DD is for training and it is where a couple should start. BDSM is for unity – making the two into ‘one soul’.Vanilla. Someone new to the DD lifestyle. Everyone starts here and hopefully continues until they are completely living in accordance with God’s word.
"You wuz born a deer, you wuz raised a deer, but now you is a catfish".
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Monsignor Monroy missed a wonderful opportunity to jerk her chain and convince her it was done by paint-by-numbers. The trick, Monsignore, is to keep a straight face while telling her that. Idiots and diplomats never catch on that way.
During her recent visit to Mexico, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made an unexpected stop at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe and left a bouquet of white flowers “on behalf of the American people,” after asking who painted the famous image.
After observing it for a while, Mrs. Clinton asked “who painted it?” to which Msgr. Monroy responded “God!”
Leaving the basilica half an hour later, Mrs. Clinton told some of the Mexicans gathered outside to greet her, “you have a marvelous virgin!”
As to her comment to the gathered Mexicans, I'm told they replied, "Gracias! Y su hija, tiene Usted una . . . er . . . pues, ella es una muchacha sympatica, si."
Then go shopping . . .
Friday, March 27, 2009
The Freedom Tower is out. One World Trade Center is in.
The agency that owns the site says that the signature 1,776-foot skyscraper replacing the towers destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001, will be known as One World Trade Center.
The U.N.'s top human-rights body approved a proposal by Muslims nations Thursday urging passage of laws around the world to protect religion from criticism.Muslim nations have argued that religions, in particular Islam, must be shielded from criticism in the media and other areas of public life. They cited cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad as an example of unacceptable free speech."Islam is frequently and wrongly associated with human rights violations and terrorism," the resolution said.Opponents of the resolution included Canada, all European Union countries, Switzerland, Ukraine and Chile."It is individuals who have rights and not religions," Canadian diplomat Terry Cormier said.The United States did not vote on the resolution because it is not a member of the council. The Bush administration announced it was virtually giving up on the body and would participate in debates only if absolutely necessary because of the Geneva body's anti-Israel statements and its failure to act on abuses in Sudan and elsewhere.
It is not that Mr. Obama is not communicating as well; it is that what he is communicating is too complex to reduce to simple words, especially when in the last 40 years, the length of a TV soundbite has dropped by 40 seconds.
The plan’s essence is to use government off-budget money to overpay for banks’ toxic assets, perhaps by a factor of two or more. This is done by creating a one-way bet for private-sector bidders for the toxic assets, then cynically calling it “private sector price discovery”. Consider a simple example: a toxic asset with face value of $1m pays off fully with probability of 20 per cent and pays off $200,000 with probability of 80 per cent. A risk-neutral investor would pay $360,000 for this asset.
Along comes the government and says it will finance 90 per cent of the investor’s purchase and, moreover, do so as a non-recourse loan. Non-recourse means the government’s loan is backed only by the collateral value of the toxic asset itself. If the pay-out is low, the loan is defaulted and the government ends up with the low pay-out rather than full repayment of the loan.Now the investor is prepared to bid $714,000 (with rounding) for the same asset. The investor uses $71,000 of his/her own money and $643,000 of the government loan. If the asset pays off in full, the investor repays the loan, with a profit of $357,000. This happens 20 per cent of the time, so brings an expected profit of $71,000. The other 80 per cent of the time the investor defaults on the loan, and the government ends up with $200,000. The investor just breaks even by bidding $714,000, as we would expect in a competitive auction.Of course, the investor has systematically overpaid by $354,000 (the bid price of $714,000 minus the market value of $360,000), reflecting the investor’s right to default on the loan in the event of a poor pay-out of the toxic asset. The overpayment equals the expected loss of the government loan. After all, 80 per cent of the time (in this example) the government loses $443,000 (the $643,000 loan minus the $200,000 repayment). The expected loss is 80 per cent of $443,000, equal to $354,000.
The idea of “private sector price discovery” is therefore flim-flam. There would be price discovery if the government’s loan had to be repaid whether or not the asset paid off in full. In that case, the investor would bid $360,000. But under the Geithner-Summers plan the loan is precisely designed to be a one-way bet, for the purpose of overpricing the toxic asset in order to bail out the bank’s shareholders at hidden cost to the taxpayers.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Clinton, ahead of her arrival in Mexico City, gave a mega mea culpa, saying the U.S. is equally at fault for much of Mexico's spiraling drug-fueled violence.
She acknowledged a "co-responsibility" for the conflict -- the kind of admission that Mexico long accused the previous White House of never making."Our insatiable demand for illegal drugs fuels the drug trade," Clinton said. "Our inability to prevent weapons from being illegally smuggled across the border to arm these criminals causes the deaths of police officers, soldiers and civilians."
- No, we're not. The drug cartels in Mexico are also the product of a corrupt system of government in that country that has long had their hand out for the mordida and the willingness to look the other way once the palms were greased.
- How many of the customers on the US side are illegal immigrants?
- I suspect that "inability to prevent weapons from being illegally smuggled across the border" ignores the fact that weapons can be easily secured in Mexico and throughout Central America, the United States not being the sole source, and is really being said to support future attacks on legitimate gun ownership in America, where eventually my Model 1911 .45 will be declared an "assault weapon" because it just is.
- I think the meth labs in the scrublands east of Los Angeles in San Bernardino county should hire a PR firm to start a "Buy American" campaign.
[Ward] Churchill said that when he compared the victims in the World Trade Center to Adolf Eichmann, one of the architects of the Holocaust, he was arguing that "if you make it a practice of killing other people's babies for personal gain ... eventually they're going to give you a taste of the same thing."
Some of you may have seen the major news story of the private plane that crashed into a Montana cemetery, killing 7 children and 7 adults.But what the news sources fail to mention is that the Catholic Holy Cross Cemetery owned by Resurrection Cemetery Association in Butte - contains a memorial for local residents to pray the rosary, at the 'Tomb of the Unborn'. This memorial, located a short distance west of the church, was erected as a dedication to all babies who have died because of abortion.What else is the mainstream news not telling you? The family who died in the crash near the location of the abortion victim's memorial, is the family of Irving 'Bud' Feldkamp, owner of the largest for-profit abortion chain in the nation.
Where do I sign up? I'm getting a tea bag . . .
The word is that Obama found this video to be "disturbing" and actually invited its maker to come and talk to him at the White House - will he emerge alive?
In the meantime:
Thomas Paine, the American political philosopher whose tract "Common Sense" made the case for the 13 colonies breaking with Great Britain in the American Revolution, will get his day in Oregon.
The Senate has voted for Senate Bill 367, which designates Jan. 29 as Thomas Paine Day. Paine was born in England on that date in 1737. The bill moves to the House.
Sen. Brian Boquist, R-Dallas, the bill's sponsor and floor manager, quoted Paine's observation: "That government is best which governs least."
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
As you know I am a big fan of the Special Olympics program, and all the good things it does for young Mongoloid-Americans like your son. Nothing inspires more than the sight of these heroic young tards hilariously giving it their all in the arena of friendly athletic competition. Extra-chromosome? More like extra-awesome! That's why I recently volunteered, on the advice of my damage control team, as an equipment manager for the U.S. Special Olympics bowling squad. At first I wasn't sure how I would feel about polishing other people's balls for a change, but I think those tards really appreciate what I've done for them. Lately they started calling me "Special O."
President Barack Obama took no chances in his second prime-time news conference, reading a prepared statement in which he took both sides of the AIG bonus brouhaha and asked an anxious nation for its patience.
"There are no quick fixes," he said, "and there are no silver bullets."
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
What did I say just last week?
Simon Cowell and "American Idol" have the power and popularity to enlist plenty of big names to appear on the show. But can they pull in the biggest name of all — President Barack Obama?
According to digitalspy.com, Cowell told Absolute Radio that "we're trying to get (Obama) to do a show at the moment."
A memorial with five U.S. flags, one for each of the five officers who were shot, stood near the spot where the [Oakland] motorcycle officers fell.
Outside the apartment that SWAT officers stormed, a memorial for Mixon had flowers, candles and balloons. Notes read, "RIP Vell," " Money$" and "We gone miss u big cuzn." A plainclothes police officer went up to it at one point, stared at it for a second and then walked away, shaking his head.
Crisis outreach workers spoke to people on a corner, and less than an hour later, activists handed out flyers that invited people to a rally where they would "uphold the resistance" of "Brother Lovelle Mixon."
Lovelle Mixon was linked by DNA to the February rape of a 12-year-old girl who was dragged off the street at gunpoint in the East Oakland neighborhood where Mixon's sister lived, police said today.Mixon, a fugitive parolee who shot four Oakland police officers to death Saturday before he was killed as he hid inside his sister's apartment, may have committed as many as five other rapes in the same neighborhood in recent months, investigators said.
This means that a girl basically sends a text message to request the abortifacient, and without a checkup or even a cursory physical examination of the girl, a nurse meets her at the local chips stand and hands it over.
Schoolgirls will be able to request the morning-after pill by text message to their school nurse as part of a scheme being introduced this year.
The service will focus on contact with pupils outside school hours. It will also operate on weekends and holidays, when a nurse will arrange to meet the child to give her the pill.
"Some girls won’t want to talk to people face to face, and the process of getting the emergency contraceptive pill should be made easy for them . . ."
In a joint statement, Oxfordshire County Council and Oxfordshire PCT said: “This service would provide an extra level of support for those young people who think they have taken a risk, or have another health problem, and don’t want to approach a doctor or a pharmacist but can text a nurse and ask what they can do.”
Scientists are watching closely to see if small faults crossing under the Salton Sea are transferring energy to the larger, more dangerous San Andreas fault after a series of small quake swarms in the area.Scientists are particularly interested in the area because an earthquake that starts in Bombay Beach and ripples northwest along the San Andreas fault could be the Big One that devastates Los Angeles, said Graham Kent, a research geophysicist at UC San Diego.
Pope Benedict XVI on Monday named Salvatore Joseph Cordileone as the Bishop of Oakland, making him the principal voice of moral authority for some 400,000 Catholics in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.Cordileone, 52, had been the auxiliary bishop for the Diocese of San Diego, the diocese into which he was born, attended church as a child and went to seminary.
SHE came for the music.It was 1991, and Tabitha Tindale, just 20 and a Manhattan transplant, was on Long Island for a battle of the bands at a bar in Franklin Square, N.Y.
She took one look at Vincent Cafiso, the 22-year old guitarist of the winning band, and was a goner.She had no way of knowing she would soon become his muse, or that one day they would form the band Joy Zipper, which would be featured on the soundtracks of television shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “The O.C.” No, she just knew that his waist-length wavy dark hair and deep-set soulful eyes mesmerized her.
[H]e was overly conscious of his attraction to what he described as her silky blond hair and ski-slope nose.
“I told her she has Bob Hope’s nose, which I guess is an insult to a girl,” he said, recalling a poorly received early conversation.
Though he was older than she, Mr. Cafiso, a native of East Meadow, N.Y., considered himself less worldly. He had never been in a taxi or on an airplane, nor had he ever ventured into Manhattan. But he wanted to change that.
Somewhere, Billy Joel just got an inspiration for another tedious semi-autobiographical song about some poor schmuck growing up on the Island, living with his dream . . .“I’m not going to just live in East Meadow,” he remembered saying to himself. “It can’t be about sitting here and getting a job and having kids. There’s got to be more.”
Within weeks, they professed their love for each other, and he began playing her the songs he had been writing. “I’d say, ‘Why aren’t you the lead singer?’ ” she recalled. Soon enough he was, with a new band, for which she became the manager. “I was accused of being Yoko,” said Ms. Tindale.
She booked him in Manhattan clubs like CBGB’s. But for all of his dreams of fleeing Long Island, Mr. Cafiso seemed to prefer jamming with his band mates in his mother’s East Meadow basement, earning money by delivering pizza.
“She was always pushing us,” he said of Ms. Tindale, gratefully. But he had doubts. Always somewhat introverted, he became more so, and it strained their relationship.
Mr. Cafiso said it was a never a question of whether he loved her, but whether he was capable of expressing it while struggling with his artistic and existential fears. Distraught, he retreated to his basement.
“My mom joked about calling an album ‘Back in the Basement,’ ” Ms. Tindale said.
He was ready to move forward with his music and his life, and he wanted Ms. Tindale to be part of both. He asked her to sing vocals with him, and with her help he created a new sound, combining his dark lyrics with blissful melodies and breathy ’60s-style harmonies.
By 1998, they had their first record deal as Joy Zipper, which is the name of Ms. Tindale’s mother.
For almost a decade, they have lived and worked in a 400-square-foot studio apartment in Manhattan. When Mr. Cafiso needs solitude to write, “I go off into my corner,” he said.
Yet after 17 years together (even sharing the same e-mail address), they remained hesitant about marriage.As Mr. Cafiso approached 40, his perspective shifted. “In the last year I’ve been feeling I’ve got one foot in and one foot out,” he said. “I’m a little old to say ‘This is my girlfriend.’ ” So he proposed that they celebrate his 40th by embracing conjugal conventionality.
In front of their 126 guests, they promised to collaborate “when our love is simple and when it is an effort,” and then the bridegroom passionately kissed the bride again and again.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
No joke - instead a beautiful Marian chasuble! As our patroness in the pro-life movement, it was fitting to have her associated with the gift.
Father was delighted and really moved by it.
Let's hope he remembers: the tag goes in the back.
(Has he absentmindedly worn a chasuble backwards? Yes.)
A number of parishioners came up after Mass to admire it.
Elsie, Father, and Carmen. Elsie told Father that this was something that she and Carmen "had held for a long time in their hearts," wanting to give him this, because of his devotion to the parish and his courage in being an openly pro-life priest.
Officer Hege succumbed to his wounds. May he rest in peace with his comrades.
Killed Saturday were motorcycle officer Sgt. Mark Dunakin, 40, and Sgts. Ervin Romans, 43, and Daniel Sakai, 35, both members of the SWAT team. The other motorcycle officer, John Hege, 41, was in grave condition, officials said.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Ingrid is a ghoul.
As someone who has dedicated a part of my life to the alleviation of animal suffering in various parts of the world, it is my wish that upon my death, my body be used to further that same goal.Upon my death, it is my wish that my body be used in a manner that draws attention to needless animal suffering and exploitation.That the “meat” of my body, or a portion thereof, be used for a human barbecue, to remind the world that the meat of a corpse is all flesh, regardless of whether it comes from a human being or another animal, that flesh foods are not needed.That my skin, or a portion thereof, be removed and made into leather products, such as purses, to remind the world that human skin and the skin of other animals is the same . . .That in remembrance of the elephant-foot umbrella stands and tiger rugs I saw, as a child, offered for sale by merchants at Connaught Place in Delhi, my feet be removed and umbrella stands or other ornamentation be made from them . . .That one of my eyes be removed, mounted, and delivered to the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a reminder that PETA will continue to be watching . . .That my pointing finger be delivered to Kenneth Feld, owner of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, or to a circus museum to stand as the “Greatest Accusation on Earth” on behalf of the countless elephants, lions, tigers, bears, and other animals who have been kidnapped from their families . . .
In his latest mug shot, Charles Manson's wild-eyed stare is gone, as is most of his hair. Except for the swastika he carved into his brow during his murder trial, he could be any gray-bearded senior citizen.
If the photo authorities released early this week is any indication, the leader of a murderous band called "The Family," has mellowed some after almost 40 years in a California state prison.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Even so, I was not prepared for a staff meeting with participants calmly discussing flushing a baby down the toilet as if it were some sort of reasonable response to an unwanted pregnancy. They asked for my input, and they got much more “input” than they had bargained for. I had been on call and awake for most of the previous night. Therefore, I exhibited somewhat less restraint than I might have otherwise.“My input? MY INPUT?” I replied, my voice rising in volume, “Have you people lost your minds?”
Tim Maloney, a 38-year-old with Down Syndrome who has been bowling for 30 years, said the president needs to practice more if he wants to bring his recent score of 129 anywhere close to Maloney's average of 165.
"Focus, take his time, and relax" where the simple-but-effective tips Maloney offered the president in a phone interview Friday with FOXNews.com from his home in suburban Milwaukee.
Song: The Robots
Congressman Murtha’s selfless devotion to the Nation’s Sailors and Marines ensured they were provided the resources necessary to effectively conduct the Global War on Terrorism. His courageous leadership, vision, and loyalty to the men and women of the Department of the Navy greatly contributed to their quality of life and helped create the most modern and highly trained fighting force in history. As Chairman of Subcommittee on Defense of the House Appropriations Committee, Congressman Murtha’s tireless advocacy helped maintain the Navy and Marine Corps team at the highest levels of combat readiness to meet the challenges of the 21st century. With grateful appreciation for his outstanding contributions to the Nation and the Navy and Marine Corps, Congressman Murtha is awarded the Department of the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award.
My first paying job when I was a kid was going over to this nice old lady's house and walking her little dog, then playing with him for awhile in her living room. I don't think she wanted the dog to have playtime so much as she liked my company. She had a number tattooed on her arm. Mrs. Goldblum, of blessed memory (+).
Holocaust deniers really piss me off. My father liberated one of the death camps in WWII, as an American GI. Why would my father lie about that, especially since the memory of doing so would cause him stop, and as tears came to his eyes, say, "I'm sorry, Baby Girl, I can't talk about that anymore . . ."
Thursday, March 19, 2009
It'll still be hangin' 'round
Even when you think it's lost, it can still be found
When every memory has been made
And the pages start to fade
And every prayer you ever prayed is heaven bound
When you think the ride is over
You're back at the beginning
Love is never-ending
Go read this reflection from my friend, Sven. There is no loss, really . . .
Barack Obama's Teleprompter's Blog
Such as this, bearing on Obama's Tonight Show appearance:
Okay, I see the bus coming right at me, so let's be clear: this was His ad lib.I tried to stay to watch the "Tonight Show" taping, but I was given the bum's rush like everyone else. That said, I did get to watch some rehearsal time, and man, Leno really rehearses. I mean, he doesn't leave anything to chance. He's all about timing. In other words, Jay doesn't leave much to chance.And it isn't just this particular show where Leno is a control freak. I've got a cousin out here in LA; he's an Autoscript GP-15P GoPrompt, with a High-Bright Color LCD screen. He mostly does commercial work, but he does okay. No White House Commission with commisary privileges, but hey, there's always Schwarzenegger if Auto wants to dabble in politics. But I digress. Auto tells me that Leno's prompters tell him that Leno and his team do this kind of rehearsal and briefing for every show. So it wasn't like My Man didn't have a chance to think about a better line ... and PUT IT ON MY SCREEN!!
(I had the video embedded, but it would automatically start everytime my blog loaded. I figured that would annoy people so click through on the link above - trust me, it's clean and SFW. Show it to your kids, too - they'll get a kick out of it.)
He's in the midst of the worst economic crisis in 80 years, his Treasury Secretary is facing calls to resign and questions are being asked of his Administration, yet President Obama today prepares to fight back by treading a path usually reserved for Hollywood actors.In an unprecedented step for a sitting president, Mr Obama will appear on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, on which he will attempt to explain to an increasingly angry public how $165million in bonuses were paid to employees of the failed insurance company AIG after it was bailed out with public money.
Today, Mr Obama's office stressed that he was not appearing on Leno's show to joke his way out of the crisis - but that he would be attempting to explain to the public his economic plan.
"We don't look at it as a process of demonstrating the president's sense of humour," said Robert Gibbs, his spokesman, adding that he intended to use the appearance to "explain the economic situation".
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
The U.S. Census is supposed to be free of politics, but one group with a history of voter fraud, ACORN, is participating in next year's count, raising concerns about the politicization of the decennial survey.The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now signed on as a national
partner with the U.S. Census Bureau in February 2009 to assist with the recruitment of the 1.4 million temporary workers needed to go door-to-door to count every person in the United States -- currently believed to be more than 306 million people.
The census is an official count of the country's population mandated by the U.S. Constitution. It is used to determine distribution of taxpayer money through grants and appropriations and the apportionment of the 435 seats in the House of Representatives.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
A family of four with a combined weight of 83 stone [1162 pounds] say they are "too fat to work" and need more than the £22,000 [$30,861] they currently receive in benefits.Philip Chawner, 53, and his 57-year-old wife Audrey weigh 24st [336 pounds]. Their daughter Emma, 19, weighs 17st [238 pounds], while her older sister Samantha, 21, weighs 18st [252 pounds].The Chawners, haven't worked in 11 years, claim their weight is a hereditary condition and the money they receive is insufficient to live on.Mr Chawner said: "What we get barely covers the bills and puts food on the table. It's not our fault we can't work. We deserve more."The family claim to spend £50 a week on food and consume 3,000 calories each a day. The recommended maximum intake is 2,000 for women and 2,500 for men."We have cereal for breakfast, bacon butties for lunch and microwave pies with mashed potato or chips for dinner," Mrs Chawner told Closer magazine.
What a welcome change to feel like someone is running the country instead of running it into the ground.Whether it's creating commissions for women and girls, ordering the investigation of President Bush's use of signing statements, or jamming a huge stimulus package through Congress, the man is working his tail off. And he seems to be loving every minute of it. It's almost as though our president was born to do exactly what he's doing. He's leading, and boy, is that refreshing.But the point, I guess, is this: President Obama is attacking our country's problems on several fronts. He's got ambitious ideas on how to solve them, and he communicates a sense of calm and confidence to the rest of us as he goes about his business. Will all his ideas work? Of course not. But if you throw enough stuff at the wall, some of it will stick.
And at least I don't go to bed at night worried that I'll wake up in the morning to find out we're about to invade someone.
And that is my criticism - all Obama has been doing is "throwing enough stuff at the wall" rather than forming long-term plans.
You know what sticks? Shit does. Pardon my language.
But Irish Americans say they’re still waiting for Barack Obama to embrace another influential figure from his past: his great-great-great-grandfather Falmouth Kearney.
An Irish immigrant who came to America in 1850, Kearney hailed from Moneygall, County Offaly, a tiny Irish village about an hour and a half west of Dublin. And according to Ancestry.com, this link makes Obama about 3.1 percent Irish.
Odd fellow who stood across the street for awhile, mocking us with his "hanger" dance.
You are not going to tell las abuelitas that abortion is ever justified, because they won't buy it.