Sunday, November 26, 2006


Top Ten

Okay, I know that I am all over the place, but I refuse to be bottled in by previous votes.

1) Ohio State
2) Florida
3) USC
4) Michigan
5) Oklahoma
6) Wisconsin
7) LSU
8) Auburn
9) Arkansas
10) Louisville

Sunday, November 19, 2006


My top 10

1) Ohio State
2) Michigan
3) USC
4) Florida
5) Arkansas
6) Wisconsin
7) Auburn
8) Texas
9) Notre Dame
10) Louisville.


Thanksgiving "Dinner"

It's off to the Car for us... they now serve breakfast 24/7 so the kids will get what they want even though the rest of us will be having a late lunch/early dinner/

Saturday, November 18, 2006


On a married priesthood

click on the title

Tuesday, November 14, 2006



The French Bishops fear the liberalization of the Tridentine Rite as it will negatively affect the unity of the Church:

“The bishops are afraid that the generalization of the Roman missal of 1962 would attenuate the guidelines of Vatican Council II. Such a decision would also risk endangering the unity among the priests, and among the faithful as well.”

Huh? Given the fact that in France and elsewhere the plethora of goofiness and difference in the liturgy has introduced a vast amount of disunity.

Cardinal Arinze has put the silly French in their place. For more, click here.


Mid-Term Historical Numbers

Click on the link... the historical trend indicates that the Republican loss is not abnormal.

Monday, November 13, 2006


My Top 10

1) Ohio State
2) Michigan
3) USC
4) Arkansas
5) Florida
6) Wisconsin
7) Notre Dame
8) LSU
9) Texas
10) Auburn

Rutgers is a nice story, but does anyone in their right mind think they can beat any top team from a major conference, and, no, the Big East is not a major connference in football anymore.


The Horses Have Reached the Starting Gate

With the elections over and the new leadership already coming up with bad ideas, let's take a quick look at current events.

1) Hugh Hewitt was congratulated by Rush Limbaugh for the former's insight into the Republican debacle of last week. I'd link it but trying to find it on is like trying to find a Republican at a CTA leadership retreat. Anyway, Hugh did a masterful job of getting it wrong. He blamed the gang of fourteen and other big events that the base really has either forgotten or didn't prioritize. My guess, and we'll see if I am right when all the date finally gets crunched, is that the base stayed home much like it did in 1976 because it was disheartened that Bush really isn't a conservative.

Now I don't excuse the base since they are getting a much worse situation come January with...

2) Cut and Run - the Democrats are already setting a time table to cut and run. Those of you who simply blame Democrats and/or the instant gratification mentality of many who voted for them are showing your ignorance of history. America has never been a consistently reliable military source. Beginning with the pullout after Reconstruction that led to decades of Jim Crow segregation and lynchings, the U.S. electorate has consistently shown that it is incapable of finishing a long fight - and I define that as being anything over four years. Thus, we have traditionally been "weary of war," and that has only been compounded by the Vietnam syndrome and the graying of the hippies.

Frankly, the base that didn't bother to show up and vote because of "principlel" are no better than a child that takes his ball and goes home because he isn't winning. If you need to be mad, get mad at them first since they are the ones with the final say. After all, this last election showed that George Bush is not the fascist dictator that the the Soros crowd has been claiming, and it reminds us that the true power still resides in the hands of the people... the people who bother to vote.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


Election Review Part I

After all the data comes in over the next few days, I will be posting my analysis (yipee!).

I may even have a rant later in the week, but until then, the following is an e-mail I received today from Priests for Life:

Time for Democrats to Prove our Point
Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life

Pendulums swing, and political experts point out that the results of yesterday’s elections are not unusual for the sixth year of a two-term President. I will leave to them the detailed political commentary about the dynamics of this election. Let me share with you, however, some key points for us to keep in mind as a pro-life movement, and as we continue with renewed zeal to press forward with our goals.

1. The Democrats gained power by latching onto our momentum, not theirs. These comments in the Washington Post today are instructive: “The complexion of the Democratic presence in Congress will change as well. Party politics will be shaped by the resurgence of "Blue Dog" Democrats, who come mainly from the South and from rural districts in the Midwest and often vote like Republicans. Top Democrats such as Rep. Rahm Emanuel (Ill.) see these middle-of-the-road lawmakers as the future of the party in a nation that leans slightly right of center. In private talks before the election, Emanuel and other top Democrats told their members they cannot allow the party's liberal wing to dominate the agenda next year.”

And the hear of the “liberal wing” is support for abortion on demand.

The Democrats did not (and could not) gain any control in Congress by opposing the pro-life position, but rather by having enough candidates who claimed to embrace it (like Bob Casey, Jr.). Neither party made abortion a top campaign issue; meanwhile, on issues like the war or taxes or spending, pro-life people take various positions. Democratic advances are no indication that people buy into the party’s platform on abortion, which in fact the American public has never supported.

2. Unless pro-life wins, nobody wins. The Democrats’ continued failure to affirm that government must protect unborn children from the violence of abortion calls into serious question their ability to speak credibly about war. In 1994, Mother Teresa asked President Clinton, and all America, “The greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?” (Speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, February 3, 1994).

The Washington Post reports today that exit polls found 41 percent of voters rated corruption "extremely important" to their decision. Yet corruption cuts both political ways. The willingness to permit, under law, the dismemberment of children in the womb without so much as supporting measures to give them pain relief represents a deep corruption of the mind and heart. In fact, one of the first questions I have for the new House leadership is, “What action will you take on the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act, that would require a mother to be given the option of providing pain relief for her unborn child at 20 or more weeks of pregnancy before killing that child by abortion?”

Indeed, it’s time for Democrats to prove our point. Every effort to build a just society will fail until we eliminate the most fundamental injustice. We cannot welcome the poor or the immigrant without welcoming our own children, and we cannot advance peace in the world until there’s peace in the womb.

3. Culturally, we continue to have the momentum. The fact is, we are well on our way to re-establishing peace in the womb, despite the Democratic extremism on abortion.

Today, I will be in the Supreme Court to listen to the oral arguments in which the Bush Administration will defend the Federal Ban on Partial-birth abortion. This law represents the first time the United States has banned an abortion procedure since Roe vs. Wade. That would not have happened except for the election victories of the last six years. Moreover, the law is being considered by a Supreme Court with two new Justices, placed there again as a result of electoral progress over the last six years and likely to be favorable to upholding the ban.

Every trend continues to move in our direction:
* opinion polls about abortion
* the declining number of abortions, abortionists, and abortion mills
* the strong new motivation of our young pro-life activists who know they are abortion survivors
* the growing voice of women and men harmed by abortion, who contradict its promise of “benefit”
* the evidence in science about who the child is
* the medical evidence that abortion is no benefit to women
* the sociological evidence that abortion is no benefit to society
* a new wave of clergy who are more ready for the pro-life battle than ever
* a new wave of reporters and other professionals who are far more pro-life than their predecessors

and much more.

4. The vote on the South Dakota ban does not mean what abortion supporters want it to mean. The American people continue to oppose all but a small fraction of the abortions that are permitted. The circumstances in which most of the American public supports the legality of abortion are the circumstances of rape, incest, or a threat to the mother’s life or physical health – circumstances which account for a few percentage points of the total numbers of abortion. This, in fact, explains why there was not majority support at the ballot box for the South Dakota abortion ban. Pro-abortion forces, bringing most of their money in from outside of the state, bargained on being able to get the people to reject a “no rape exception policy,” and hence miss the forest for the trees. The people of South Dakota don’t support the Planned Parenthood policy of abortion on demand, and neither does the rest of America. But don’t hold your breath waiting for abortion supporters to tell you that.

5. Keep politics in perspective. Ultimately, what are we seeking when we try to put pro-life public officials into office? We are not looking to them to do our work for us. We are looking to them to do their work and to let us do ours. Ultimately, the People of God have the responsibility for ending abortion, and will do so. The only question is how many obstacles public officials will put in their way, not whether public officials will stop them. The work of public officials is, first and foremost, to protect the public. Yet it is that same duty that falls to the People of God as they continue to expose the truth about abortion, promote alternatives, heal those wounded by abortion and help them speak out, close abortion facilities, and continue to work within the legislative and political arena to challenge government to fulfill the purpose for which it was established.

6. Start working now for 2008. Pendulums swing, and elections are about people getting involved. The time to begin the effort to elect people in 2008, including a pro-life president, is now. Mobilize, educate, grow your lists, and be more vocal and confident than ever before. I look forward to working together with you to pick up the slack, awaken our fellow citizens and believers with the enduring message of truth and life, and restoring, in culture and in law, the protection of our most vulnerable brothers and sisters. Remember, we are not just working for victory; we are working from victory. Victory is our starting point, because Christ is Risen. The outcome of the battle for life has already been decided. It only remains for us to be sure to do our part to proclaim, celebrate, and serve that victory, and bring its transforming power to every segment of our society!

God bless you!
Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life

Monday, November 06, 2006


My top 10

1) Ohio State
2) Florida
3) Auburn
4) Michigan
5) USC
6) CAL
7) Texas
8) Wisconsin
9) Louisville
10) Notre Dame

Friday, November 03, 2006



Click on the title to see my endorsements. I am running it again since it has now been archived, but the election is not over.


Wednesday, November 01, 2006


Education Fraud

The State of California, like those of the rest of the Union it seems, continues to teach a fraudulent theory in our science classrooms - Darwinism/Evolution.

Now before you reach the conclusion that I have gone off the deep end, please rest assured that I am not suggesting any other theory replace it in our textbooks. Rather, evolution as a theory should be dropped completely since it is so ridiculously wrong.

Ann Coulter, in her latest book The Church of Liberalism: Godless supports (through thorough research) seven truths that should be taught so longs as the knucklehead evolutionists are in the classroom:

1) the truth about the entire fossil record, which shows a very non-Darwinian progression, noticeably lacking the vast number of transitional species we ought to see;

2) the truth about the Cambrian (time period), in which virtually all the animal phyla suddenly appeared, with no Darwinian ancestors;

3) the truth about the Galapagos finch population changing not one (significant) bit since Darwin first observed finces more than 170 years ago;

4) the truth about the peppered moth experiment (which was a fraud);

5) the truth about Haeckel's embryos being a fraud perpetrated by a leading German eugenicist;

6) the truth about the Miller-Urey experiment being based on premises that are no longer accepted; and

7) the truth about the nonexistence of computer simulations of the evolution of the eye.

In the current regular-track biology textbook used at the school where I work, Haeckel is downplayed, but still included in a way that appears that he was on to something "right." The Miller-Urey experiment is still presented (with an illustration) as having great merit.

And, of course, the book (Modern Biology by Towle - published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston) bows down to Darwin and his theory of Evolution. The Cambrian Period explosion is mentioned, but is mentioned in such a way that it seems to not contradict anything that Darwin and his followers have spewed forth.

Our schools aren't teaching science in this area. They are teaching fantasy and it is mandated in the state content standards of the State of California.


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