Month: July 2012

New York Times openly admits mainstream media stories are scripted by the White House

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New York Times openly admits mainstream media stories are scripted by the White House.

Well.  This is interesting.

Not anything we didn’t already know, but it’s interesting that it’s coming from the NY Times.  Seems they are getting fed up with the current administration.

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Is This America?! Mayors of Boston and Chicago Move to Ban Chick-fil-A | CatholicVote.org

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And I’m back from my two week hiatus!  The sun is shining and the grass is green and the news is as saddening as ever.  My heart goes out to those involved in the Colorado shooting and for the conversion of their shooter.

My reason for posting:

Is This America?! Mayors of Boston and Chicago Move to Ban Chick-fil-A | CatholicVote.org.

“How do liberals, who constantly accuse us of intolerance, get to the point where they use their elected power to “intolerate”, to the point of persecution and legal action, those of us who disagree with them?

Simple: gay activists have pushed the gay marriage issue as an argument for civil rights. And in this country, we have ways of dealing with people who violate the civil rights of others. Gay activists and their liberal converts have so accepted the (false) premise that to oppose gay marriage is the same as opposing interracial marriage that they really intend to treat us the equivalent of bigots who are racists.

Alderman Moreno when he announced his plan to block Chick-fil-A’s plan to open a restaurant in his Ward referred to President Cathy’s “bigoted, homophobic comments” and went on to say, “Because of this man’s ignorance, I will now be denying Chick-fil-A’s permit to open a restaurant in the 1st Ward” … simply astounding.”

I refer to the headline… IS THIS AMERICA??!

Go to Chick-Fil-A today.  It may not do much, but something is better than nothing and money is what talks in this world. Let’s hope people begin to listen.

Improvising Illinois priest barred from pulpit | St. Louis Today

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Improvising Illinois priest barred from pulpit | St. Louis Today.

Further proof that Catholicism is built on a strict tradition that must be upheld with precision…..

“According to Catholic liturgical practice, priests are duty bound to the prayers written in the Roman Missal, but Rowe had deviated from the text for decades. He said he did so when the official words didn’t connect precisely with the message he was hoping to convey.”

A misguided but heartfelt request undoubtedly.  The rubrics of the
GIRM (General Instruction of the Roman Missal) are quite clear what can and cannot be said and when and when not it is to be said. The words are precise to the point that the direction states “The priest bows his head slightly at these words” or “The priest speaks these words under his breath as he…”.

What a beautiful faith we have, and what a precious gift it remains to us today.  Motions like this can be difficult to bear, but it is clear that disciplinary action had been taken time and time again but remained unheeded and his actions unchanged.  This measure was the last resort as a way to preserve the validity of the traditions that have been so carefully handed down for over 2000 years.

 

Our Lady of Guadalupe, patron of the Americas, pray for us!

Obama Will Sign Gun Control Treaty on July 27 2012

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Obama Will Sign Gun Control Treaty on July 27 2012.

I wonder how few people realize what this means.

He is essentially creating a “One World Order” of sorts, responsible for all arms dealings within each country and over international borders.  This is equivalent to creating an additional amendment to the Constitution that cannot be reversed. Our right to have and bear arms will be severely threatened by this ruling which gives the authority to “control” arms dealings at the federal level.

If it is ratified in the Senate, this is the beginning of squashing any future revolts that could occur against an overpowered government.  Because hey, it’s illegal to have a gun.

80 Percent Of 10-Year-Old Girls Have Been On Diet | CBS Seattle

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80 Percent Of 10-Year-Old Girls Have Been On Diet | CBS Seattle.

““[A total of] 53 percent of 13-year-old girls are unhappy with their bodies,” another blurb reads. “That number increases to 78 percent by age 17.””

“Grefe said that, despite the risks, children and teenagers – as much as half of all female teens, and a third of all male teens – are trying to lose weight through unhealthy means such as skipping meals, fasting, smoking cigarettes, vomiting or taking laxatives.

Amy Zucchero, campaign director for Miss Representation, told CBS Seattle that exposure to media – and subsequently, to what they feel are distorted images of idealized male and female beauty – as well as to conversations conducted by nearby adults tend to heavily influence their self and world views.”

 

This is what saddens me about the culture we have now – this is normal now.  The objectification of women has trickled into the objectification of children, and their idealization of what they “should” look like determines whether they are happy or not.  And as the article goes on to say, much if not all of the blame can really go to the parents; what a daughter sees her mother do is what she will do herself, now if not later in her own adult life.  “Dieting” and a general vocal unhappiness with their appearance is more visible to a child than to an adult.  It is all about the example, it is all about the precedent.

 

“Everybody lies.” – House | Wall Street Journal

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Why We Lie – WSJ.com.

“Not too long ago, one of my students, named Peter, told me a story that captures rather nicely our society’s misguided efforts to deal with dishonesty. One day, Peter locked himself out of his house. After a spell, the locksmith pulled up in his truck and picked the lock in about a minute.

“I was amazed at how quickly and easily this guy was able to open the door,” Peter said. The locksmith told him that locks are on doors only to keep honest people honest. One percent of people will always be honest and never steal. Another 1% will always be dishonest and always try to pick your lock and steal your television; locks won’t do much to protect you from the hardened thieves, who can get into your house if they really want to. The purpose of locks, the locksmith said, is to protect you from the 98% of mostly honest people who might be tempted to try your door if it had no lock.”

An interesting point – one I pretty much agree with – and an even more interesting conclusion.

“We want to install locks to stop the next Bernie Madoff, the next Enron, the next steroid-enhanced all-star, the next serial plagiarist, the next self-dealing political miscreant. But locking our doors against the dishonest monsters will not keep them out; they will always cheat their way in. It is the woman down the hallway—the sweet one who could not even carry away your flat-screen TV if she wanted to—who needs to be reminded constantly that, even if the door is open, she cannot just walk in and “borrow” a cup of sugar without asking.”