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Friday, December 12, 2008

Press scrambling to cover Obama's rear end

At this point, the media is torn. They are looking at perhaps the biggest story of the next 4 years square in the face and yet, can't help themselves by overreaching to protect their investment and try and keep Obama's hands clean in the Blago scandal.


Israel's Choice

By Janet Levy and Paul E Vallely

On 9-11, Americans were confronted with the spectacle of jumpers leaping to their deaths from the burning World Trade Centers in New York -- a demise of their own choosing momentarily preferable to succumbing as victims of smoke, flames and falling debris. It was a horrific unthinkable act that arose from the spontaneity of a desperate uncontrollable situation. At this point in history, Israel is facing such a dilemma as it seriously contemplates the consequences of a threatened nuclear attack from Iran. Does Israel act preemptively to potentially protect its territory and six million citizens and potentially precipitate a full-on regional conflict or anxiously wait while Iran inches closer to nuclear capabilities and follows through with its threats of "Death to Israel?" ...


La. Gov. Jindal: 2012 Presidential Bid Unlikely

RICHMOND, Va. -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Wednesday he's not interested in a 2012 Republican presidential bid and will seek a second term as governor in 2011. Jindal, who appeared at a news conference to back Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell, was asked if he was interested in being president. "No," he replied....


from The Right Angle @
by D.R. Tucker — 12-12-2008 @ 04:14 AM

As if 2008 hasn’t been depressing enough, now comes word that Bobby Jindal doesn’t plan to run for the Republican nomination in 2012. God help us....

Colin Powell Lashes Out at Rush Limbaugh

from Newsmax - Inside Cover

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell blames Rush Limbaugh and conservative talk radio for Republican electoral woes in a CNN interview to be broadcast this weekend...

Bailout dead, automakers in search of a lifeline


Associated Press
December 12, 2008

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Their efforts in Congress squashed, U.S. automakers are depending upon a reluctant White House to quickly provide a multibillion lifeline to help them avoid imminent collapse....

UPDATE: USF drops student abortion coverage

After being alerted that new student health coverage provides for abortions, the Jesuit-run University of San Francisco has pulled that provision. Here's a statement we just received from Gary McDonald, the associate vice president for communications and public affairs of the University of San Francisco:

University apologizes for student health plan abortion coverage, but questions remain

from CNA Daily News

San Francisco, Dec 12, 2008 / 04:09 pm (CNA).-
Following reports that the Jesuit-run University of San Francisco (USF) required students to join a health plan which included coverage for abortions, the university has apologized and has taken “full responsibility” for not adequately reviewing the health contract...

Catholic University of San Francisco's New Student Health Plan Covers Abortion

by Steven Ertelt Editor
December 10, 2008

San Francisco, CA ( -- The University of San Francisco (USF) may be a Catholic educational institution but officials there have crafted a new student health care plan that covers abortions. A leading pro-life group that serves as watchdog for Catholic colleges says its wrong for a health insurance policy to include abortion...

Pope Against Population Control: "Population Is Proving To Be An Asset, Not A Factor That Contributes To Poverty"

Pope Decries "The extermination of millions of unborn children, in the name of the fight against poverty"

By John-Henry Westen and Kathleen Gilbert

VATICAN CITY, December 12, 2008 ( - In his message for World Day of Peace, released yesterday, Pope Benedict XVI stated the long unrecognized truth that increased population has proved an asset rather than a detriment in terms of development. "Poverty is often considered a consequence of demographic change," he said...

Ohio Legislature Approves Bill to Expand Safe Haven Law to Combat Infanticide

by Steven Ertelt Editor
December 10, 2008

Columbus, OH ( -- The Ohio legislature has approved an expansion of existing law that provides a "safe haven" as an alternative to infanticide. The law allows a mother or couple to surrender a newborn to authorities with the hopes that a promise of no prosecution will prevent the baby's death...

Bishop Wenski says pro-life laws a ‘moral imperative’

Orlando, Dec 11, 2008 / 11:14 pm (CNA).- Bishop Thomas Wenski of the Diocese of Orlando, Florida has written an essay reaffirming that Catholic support for legal protections for the unborn child is a “moral imperative.” His essay also warns that the proposed federal act FOCA could endanger even minor abortion restrictions...

Scandal: Catholic Politicians Funded by Abortion Lobby

By Deal W. Hudson, Ph.D.

Inside Catholic (

Planned Parenthood offers gift certificates to "give an abortion for Christmas". Do Catholic Politicians accept the blood money? ...

Press Misrepresents Vatican Defense of Marriage as 'Anti-Gay'

Zenit News Agency (

Father Lombardi referred to the danger of imposing the recognition of "rights," such as homosexual marriage and the same-sex couples adopting children...

Hate Group Wants Anti-Christmas Sign in Washington

Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights

The sign, “Santa Claus Will Take You to Hell,” would also appear next to an atheist sign sponsored by the Freedom from Religion Foundation...

UN: 437,000 Signatures Support Life and Marriage

By Susan Yoshihara
Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (

The pro-life delegation was received by several heads of UN missions and their staffs.

For those of you who have dogs


1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful.

2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.

3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being.

4. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment, but I have only you.

5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me.

6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it.

7. Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet, I choose not to.

8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old or weak.

9. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too, will grow old.

10. On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you can't bear to watch. Don't make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there, because I love you so.

~Take a moment today to thank God for your pets. Enjoy and take good care of them.

Life would be a much duller, less joyful experience without God's critters.

Being Politically Correct Is Not Charity

"It is quite generally taken for granted that the way to be popular is to say things you do not mean, or to draw a veil between your mind and your lips, or divorce thoughts from actions. Their lips then carry honeyed speech; their hands carry stilettos are for others' backs." - Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen