Thursday, August 31, 2006

Gone In The Twinkling Of An Eye
Hasta La Vista, BABY!

I've received word from a friend who lives near Ecclesiastical Ground Zero (The Chancery in Raleigh) that... oh, shall we say "a change" has taken place.

The former, with emphasis on former, president (or as they say Down South, 'the dawg with the big nuts') of Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh has essentially vaporized from sight.

Just a few short days from the start of the new school year... and then zap, poof, ~ or in the immortal words of Sonny Corleone ~ 'badda-boop badda-beep badda-bang'... he's gone.

It's VERY common knowledge that Presider Dan Kenna, OFM (poster boy and champion of all things heretical, liberal, and “progressive in the Spirit of VII”) is the same guy who had students recite portions of the Consecration during a Mass.

It is also VERY common knowledge that he's the same guy who constantly preached heresy to the students, such as –

"The ‘miracle’ of the loaves and fishes was that Jesus moved the (greedy orthodox) Jews to share their food (that they were all hoarding in their tunics for fear of sharing with their hungry friends)"

"YOU bring the living water to each other" – as opposed to Christ

"The Holy Spirit didn’t descend on the Apostles at Pentecost – the Holy Spirit was already in them!"

The same guy that upon arrival at Cardinal Gibbons HS, promptly removed First Friday Eucharistic Adoration from the school calendar. After all, we wouldn’t want Catholic students to actually do anything vertical, and possibly have a profound encounter with Christ’s Real Presence.

The same Kenna, that began the opening prayer at graduation, WITHOUT the Sign of the Cross, and then went on to pray to "the God of many names, and ways of believing".

Gee... I'm missing him already, and I didn't even go to Cardinal Gibbons.

And get ready for the best part... said evaporization manifested itself after a meeting with the new sheriff in town, Bishop Burbidge (the proverbial dog with even BIGGER nuts). Kenna was gone within a single day.

Draw what conclusions you may, but one thing is for sure... someone of a decidedly liberal bend is no longer influencing young Catholic souls and minds. (Thanks be to Almighty God!)

Oh, by the way... almost 200,000 Catholics in this diocese, and the best the old bishop (Smilin' Joe Gossman) could muster is ONE high school? I have a funny feeling that things will change real, real soon.
Mexican Flag Flies At U.S. Post Office
Old Glory stamped on in protest by backers of illegal immigration

Backers of illegal immigration at a rally near Los Angeles took down an American flag at a U.S. post office, stamped on it and replaced it with a Mexican flag as police looked on, according to witnesses and a video of the event.

Police officers in Maywood, Calif., Saturday eventually came to the pole to remove the flag but had bottles and rocks thrown at them.

All I have to say is; Press "1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 or 7 or 8 or 9" for Spanish
Glenn Ford Passes Away
Captain, USNR (ret)

Canadian born American patriot and Hollywood great Glenn Ford passed away in his LA home.

Star of such films as "The Blackboard Jungle", "Gilda", "The Big Heat" and "Midway", he was also a bona fide gunslinger.

Ford joined the Marines in WWII for a two year hitch where he served at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, and he spent a year at the Marine barracks in Quantico, Va. Later he joined the Naval Reserve with the rank of lieutenant commander.

During the Vietnam War, Ford served periods of active duty with the 3rd Marine Amphibious Force. He was a briefing officer on new weapons and served under fire at Da Nang, Monkey Mountain, the Rock Pile, Chu Lai, Pleiku and Quang Tri. Ford also went on at least one mission with the Army's Special Forces... making him the only Hollywood actor to see combat with both the Marines and the SF.

Ford said of his service with the Marine Corps - “It made me grow up. I'll always be grateful to the Marines for making a man out of me.”

Hollywood sure could use more men like Captain Ford.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Someone Actually DID Something
Now let's pray for that girl and her murdered baby

Colombian Catholic Church Excommunicates All Involved in 11-year-old Rape Victim’s Abortion

Cardinal Trujillo, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, has been very clear on the application of excommunication in cases of abortion. In a June interview with Famiglia Christiana magazine, Cardinal Trujillo said the doctors, nurses and the mother involved in abortion all incur excommunication, as would the father if he supported the abortion decision.

Colombia bowed to internal and international pressure earlier this year by allowing abortion in cases of rape or incest, in a Constitutional Court decision. Bogota’s Achbishop, Cardinal Pedro Rubiano Saenz responded to the decision by stating, in an interview with El Tiempo newspaper, “All those who commit the crime, the sin of abortion, will be excommunicated immediately. This applies as well to those who foster or assist abortion.”

Archishop Luis Augusto Castro, president of the Bishops’ Conference of Colombia, spoke out against the Court’s decision to accept abortion in difficult cases involving rape or incest, saying “The child is innocent…the criminal should be punished and put in jail for a long time, but the child should not have to pay for the sins of another. He is an innocent baby.”

Amen.
Psycho-Dolphin Runs Amok Off French Coast... Seriously
France to surrender within the hour?

This interesting little story from the Sydney Morning Herald that explains much.

An enraged dolphin has been terrorising the French Atlantic coast for several weeks, attacking boats and knocking fishermen into the sea. "He's like a mad dog," said Henri Le Lay, president of the association of fishermen and yachtsmen of the port of Brezellec, in Brittany. Two fishermen were knocked into the sea after the dolphin overturned their boat.

The dolphin, named Jean Floch, has destroyed rowboats, overturned open boats, flooded engines and twisted mooring lines.

But experts say that he must have been excluded from his group recently to have turned so violent. According to Sami Hassani, of the Oceanapolis Department of Sea Mammals, "because of their dominant personalities and their sexual maturity, males could become dangerous."

Ahhh.... Does this explain why the safest place to be when near a French rifleman is directly in front of him? Or does this explain France's history of getting their collective asses kicked by anything and everything that's kicked sand in their faces.

In the meantime, is there any truth to the rumor that France will capitulate to said psycho-dolphin, or at least collaborez avec le dauphin ennemi?
...And Just How Soon Will It Be Ignored?
The "I was just curious" excuse still works in L.A.

It's been discussed. It's been compiled. It's been promulgated. It's been approved. Now it's been issued.

What exactly is it that's causing such a fuss? The "Program of Priestly Formation" and specifically, the section on "norms for the admission of candidates".

...The Program states explicitly that "Any evidence of criminal sexual activity with a minor or an inclination toward such activity disqualifies the applicant from admission."

And in the very next clause the document addresses persons with homosexual tendencies. "With regard to the admission of candidates with same sex experiences and/or inclinations, the guidelines provided by the Holy See must be followed," says the document.

That statement, read faithfully, rules out admittance to the priesthood not only practicing homosexuals, but also those with deep-seated homosexual tendencies, as well as those who support the homosexual lifestyle. The authoritative Vatican document on the matter was released on November 28, 2005.

The document, "Concerning the Criteria for the Discernment of Vocations with regard to Persons with Homosexual Tendencies in view of their Admission to the Seminary and to Holy Orders", stated, "the Church, while profoundly respecting the persons in question, cannot admit to the seminary or to holy orders those who practice homosexuality, present deep-seated homosexual tendencies, or support the so-called 'gay culture'."
(see coverage: http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2005/nov/051129a.html )

Now I know this is going to be a shocker and scandalous for many.... so be prepared for the next paragraph;

Despite the clarity from the Vatican, certain Bishops and seminary directors began in earnest to attempt to twist the statement to say differently. While such moves were relatively unsurprising from Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony and Rochester Bishop Matthew Clark, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, the archbishop of Westminster in the UK, contradicted the document in an official statement. "The Instruction is not saying that men of homosexual orientation are not welcome in the priesthood," he said. (coverage: http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2005/nov/05113008.html )

Wow, I'm stunned. How 'bout you? But anyhow, the battle lines have been drawn. Lots of posturing... lots of grand pronouncements. Will the pope stomp down with both feet, or will he just smile while being ignored? Now it's time to see if we really do have a Panzer Pontiff or John Paul-Lite.

Sorry if I seem cynical, but I just haven't seen much of any real substance happen yet. Mahoney's still in place. Law is still hiding in Rome. A new homo-friendly Archbishop has been installed in San Francisco. The Nuncio himself recently gave Holy Communion to the Butcher of Boston while the Cardinal of Washington, DC stood 2 feet away and smiled, etc, etc, ad nauseum.

When I start seeing heads roll, I'll stop being cynical.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Ain't No Party Like A Catholic Party Cuz A Catholic Party Don't Stop!
Another fruitizzle of Vatican Twozite. FoShizzle, my Nizzle!

Ahhh, nothing like the dignity of the Catholic priesthood. And people wonder why so many Catholic priests aren't taken seriously.

It's obvious... they don't take their own priesthood seriously.




At least this parody isn't too far off the mark in many diocese. I wonder if this one is from Los Angeles?


The Lost Biden Interview
The crack team of Cave-Reporters are on the job!
WARNING! Crude language alert!

(Caveman News Service) - Sen Joe Biden (D-Slave State) recently fell all over himself trying to convince the world that he's not a "Northeastern Liberal".

We here at the Caveman News Service have found the rest of the Chris Wallace interview with Sen Biden that aired on Fox News last Sunday;

WALLACE: OK, Senator... I understand that Delaware is a former slave-state and all that, but what is it exactly that you are trying to convey to the people here (in South Carolina) where you are currently campaigning?

BIDEN: I'm just Joe Biden -- Regular Joe. And another thing, I'm no damn Yankee! I'm just a regulah bubba like the rest of ya.

WALLACE: Are you claiming to be a Southerner?

BIDEN: T'aint no "claimin'" about it! I AM A SOUTHERNER!! You wanna fight me, Chris Wallace? YOU WANNA FIGHT ME!!?? I'll fight you right here and now! I'll kick yo Yankee ass all the way back to New York or where ever the hell you come from! I'll hit you so damn hard, we'll BOTH sit down and cry! That's how we Southerners are!

WALLACE: Settle down, Senator. I just want to make sure I understand correctly.

BIDEN: Good. You best not piss me off anymore, Chris Wallace.

WALLACE: Yes Senator. Is there anything else you would like to add?

BIDEN: "We're going to South Carolina and Oklahoma and Arizona and North Dakota and New Mexico, and we're going to California and Texas and New York! And we're going to South Dakota and Oregon and Washington and Michigan. And then we're going to Washington, D.C. to take back the White House, YEEEEEAAAAARGH!"

The interview abruptly ended there...
"Marines Make Saddam Watch Self As 'Gay' Satan Lover"
Gotta love those Marines!

It spreads like degradation, but tastes like humiliation! That's what could be said of the latest word on the street.

Whoever thought this up deserves a medal... or at least an all expense paid week-end trip to Tijuana when he gets back Stateside.

Monday, August 28, 2006

What!!?? No Extra Clean Underwear?
The Pre-Tribulation Rapture... and other Protestant Fairy Tales

Hat Tip to my pard'ner in crime, FABbio

Call it the Rapture. Call it being taken up to heaven. Call it a theological drive-by... whatever you want to call it, I call it funny. But only in a sad sorta way.



I want to make sure I understand this... thousands upon thousands of martyrs have died horrific deaths for Jesus, but this bunch thinks they somehow ot it made? What makes them above the martyrs?

Hey, and why is it that they got "taken up" wearing all their clothes, but the Bibles are left behind? What if they got skid marks and whiz stains on their skivvies? Will they still be allowed in heaven?

I doubt it. All we all know... "Nothing unclean shall enter".
As If This Guy Isn't Creepy Enough
He taught at a Catholic school

Kinda makes you wonder exactly what kinda folks they want involved in the Church in The City By The Bay.

Hmmm... John Carr should have been a diocesan priest in San Francisco instead a teacher at one of their fine schools. That would have saved him the airfare to Thailand.

Instead, he would have just been bounced from parish to parish to parish to Catholic school to parish to parish to Vocations Director to parish to parish to Catholic school to parish to parish to parish to parish.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Moslems say one thing, do another

Public relations damage control at it's worse. Many Moslems have been bending over backwards to convince us silly Christians that they really do think that Jesus was one swell guy. He may not be The Second Person in the Holy Trinity, but a swell guy, nonetheless. A Cracker-Jack prophet, to be exact.

And not just any prophet!! Jesus is such an important prophet, He's in the Top Ten of all the 124,000 prophets of Islam. Wow, I'm impressed.

So I wanted to see just how important Jesus really is to the Moslems. Just what names do Moslems give their boys? In case you didn't know, Moslems also name their children after Holy personages. With that said, let's take a gander.

Ibrahim ("Abraham") is pretty common.

Daud ("David") by the dozens.

More Habibs ("Beloved") than you can shake a stick at.

You can't swing a dead cat without hitting entire platoons of Abduls ("Servant").

Samir ("Entertaining companion". I'm not going to touch that one with a ten foot shwarma) is common enough.

Hey... don't even get me started on Muhammad ("Praiseworthy"). I think it's required that every Moslem boy (and half the NFL) be named Muhammad.

But you know what name I've NEVER seen, heard, or read a Muslim male being named? Isa. And yes, you guessed it. Isa is Arabic for Jesus. Gee, I guess Jesus isn't as important to them as they try to convince us, huh?
Say Hello To My Lil' Friend(s)!
New to the lair

In the mold of future Saint, Bl. Father Vincent Capodanno (CMOH), we welcome to The Lair future Warrior-Priest and all around nice guy Joyful Friar. And by his very name, he reminds us that Mass isn't to be fun, buy joyful!

Dymphna's Well, hosted by 4HisChurch is much like the other Dymphna I link to; Dymphna's Road. Both are laid back, easy to read, uplifting.

But to keep the confusion at a minimum, Dymphna's Well is forever more to be known as "New Dymphna", and Dymphna's Road is "Classic Dymphna".
Pluto No Longer A Planet
The crack Cave-Reporter team is on the job

BEYOND THE ASTEROID BELT and in NEW YORK (Caveman News Service) - In what has been described as a clear-cut case of anti-plutoitism, the American Civil Liberties Union is suing the the International Astronomical Union for an astronomical sum of $100,000,000,000 on behalf of their client, the planet formerly known as Pluto.

Lead Counsel for Pluto, Saffron Moonbeam Lowenstein-Fogelman, stated in her deposition "I am outraged!It's bad enough that my client was on the fringes of not only the Solar System, but society as well. The Astronomical Union might as well have put up 'Pluto Restroom' and 'The Other Eight Planets Restroom' signs throughout the entire universe. The IAU has conducted themselves with wanton indifference. They're lewd, lascivious, salacious, outrageous!

Ms. Lowenstein-Folgelman went on to say "the IAU also slandered my client by referring to it as a mere dwarf planet. The Little People Association of America will be a co-plaintiff in a separate lawsuit.

Said Rich Harpin, chairpixie of the LPAA, "'dwarf planet', huh? the International Astronomical Union is about to get a taste of 'angry dwarf'. Let's get it on!"
"My Best Friend's Sister's Boyfriend's Brother's Girlfriend Heard From This Guy Who Knows This Kid Who's Going With The Girl Who Saw Ferris Pass Out At 31 Flavors Last Night. I Guess It's Pretty Serious"
-Vapid chick from "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

As many of you know, I hate to post any information on this blog without supporting references. This is the exception.

In regards to Bishop Burbidge taking the helm here in Raleigh from Bishop Joseph "Just Call Me Joe" Gossman. I have on very good authority that the following is true;

Retiring Bishop Gossman was, I've heard, not too happy when he learned that Bishop Micheal Burbidge was taking over the Diocese of Raleigh. Neither were the Modernist priests in the Diocese. When Bishop Burbidge stepped off the plane in Raleigh, a delegation of priests was there to greet him. Their spokesman, a priest stationed at the chancery in Raleigh, stepped up to him and said, "Hello, Michael!" Our new bishop very quietly answered, "Father, I prefer to be addressed as Bishop."

This in itself may seem like no big deal, but under the Roman Protestant Babylonian Captivity of Smilin' Joe... this is truly shocking; a bishop who actually expects to be called "Bishop".

Take my word for it... there are even more stunning episodes from totally trustworthy and unimpeachable sources that I would love to post. Yet alas, I have been asked not to at this time. And I'll respect those requests of anonymity.

Suffice it to say, my 'cautious optimism' over Bishop Burbidge is starting to wane. Traditional-minded Catholics now have real, concrete reasons to be optimistic.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Mass On Iwo Jima
The photo on Suribachi that most of us never saw

Sure, we're all familiar with the photo of the Marines (and a Navy Corpsman) raising the flag on Suribachi. But how many have even heard of the Mass that was celebrated atop the “Island of Death”? I didn't until I read this article.

This is a must read for anyone who loves their Faith, their country, or in the case of some of you, their Corps.

Oh, and speaking of things I didn't know... I never knew that Joe Rosenthal was a convert. Requiescat in Pace, Joe.

I'm sure that Joe Rosenthal can now attest that the last verse in the Marines Hymn is, in fact, true.

If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven's scenes
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines!
Blessed Ralph Milner
The Patron Saint against Ecumania?

In today's all-embracing and ecumenical-crazy Catholic Church... every once in awhile, we need a reminder of exactly why martyrs are called martyrs. And why they're already in heaven.

The elderly Blessed Ralph Milner was one of the Martyrs of the English Revolt against the One, True Church. Being practically illiterate, he supported his wife and eight children by manual labour. As a life-long Anglican, he saw the difference between his Catholic and Protestant neighbors, he made the decision to convert back to the Faith of his Fathers.

On the very day of his first Communion he was arrested for changing his religion. Blessed Ralph was eventually sentenced to death for being a Catholic. Probably moved with compassion for the aged man, the judge urged him to go, just once, and pray at a Protestant church and he would not be put to death by hanging.

Blessed Ralph refused to insult God, and in his own words, "to embrace a counsel so disagreeable to the maxims of the Gospel." Every effort was made to persuade him to change his mind and renounce the Faith, but to no avail. As he was being sent to the hangman's noose, his children were sent to him in the hope that he might finally renounce his Faith. Unshaken in his resolution, he gave his children his last blessing, declared that "he could wish them no greater happiness than to die for the like cause," and then met his death with the utmost courage and calm.

Think about this for a second... if he would have just spent a few minutes in a Protestant church, his life would have been spared, but Bl. Ralph knew it would be an insult to God. So he died a martyrs death.

And in today's Vatican II Approved, New & Improved Huggy-Touchy Catholic Church, we have more than a few so-called "priests" that preach the heresy of 'Universal Salvation' and they constantly spew the 'it doesn't what you believe, as long as you believe' drivel.

If what the Universal Salvation crew tells us is true... then are they telling us that the martyr's death of Blessed Ralph Milner was for absolutely nothing and his death was meaningless?

Yep, that's exactly what they're telling us.
Can You Say "Selfish B*tch"?
I know she can...

Iacobus over at Moral Highground has a stunning (and I mean STUNNING) post illustrating exactly why Europe will cease to be a Christian, European nation in just a few short decades.

Be prepared to be pissed.
When Encyclicals & Personal Opinions Become Church Law
And whacky nuns are all the rage

We have a wonderful little piece of propaganda from Spero News telling us that a senior Polish church leader, Archbishop Jozef Zycinski of Lublin, has declared that it is illegitimate for campaigners for any of his country's governing parties to claim that its attempt to restore the death penalty is ‘Christian’ or based on Catholic doctrine.

You see, some in Poland want to reinstate the death penalty for convicted murderers and pedophiles. Personally, I can't think of any better candidates.

Anyhow, Archbishop Zycinski was quoted as saying "In his encyclical Evangelium Vitae… Pope John Paul II clearly said the penalty for criminals shouldn't extend to taking life. He taught respect for life at all its stages." Ummm... an encyclical is hardly official Church Teaching. And this is the worst example of pope worship I've seen in a long time. I tell you what Archbishop Zycinski, not everything that Pope John Paul said was Ex Cathedra. Stop trying to play it off as if it is.

Spero went on to "report"; The Church has had a long-standing and vehement opposition to the death penalty, one affirmed by new Pope Benedict XVI. So what? Since when did Pope Benedict's personal opinion become binding upon pain of sin? And what's with this "long-standing and vehement opposition" nonsense? The cause celeb status that the anti-DP folks within The Church have enjoyed is only since the 1980's. The traditional teaching (that's 2,000 years to you and me) has always thought otherwise.

So with all that said, if anyone is curious as to what the official teaching of The Church is, here you go;

#2267 of the Catechism: IF non-lethal means are sufficient to defend and protect people’s safety from the aggressor, authority will limit itself to such means. ...” (emphasis mine).

Umm... that's a mighty big "IF". Just what IF non-lethal mean AREN'T sufficient to defend and protect the public?

#2266: Legitimate public authority has the right and the duty to inflict punishment proportionate to the gravity of the offense.

Did anyone else notice the word "proportionate"? Lemme see - if I take an innocent person's life... that means that most certainly can have my... well, I'm sure you can see the obvious here. I don't think I have to spell it out.

#2267, the very first paragraph: Assuming that the guilty party's identity and responsibility have been fully determined, the traditional teaching of the Church does not exclude recourse to the death penalty, if this is the only possible way of effectively defending human lives against the unjust aggressor. By the way, that "traditional teaching" has been around for.... what was it I said before?... oh, yeah - 2,000 years!

If you or I or Archbishop Zycinski or anyone else personally agrees or disagrees with the execution of murderers and pedophiles, that's irrelevant... The Church has already stated that a "legitimate public authority" has deemed such just and acceptable.

I wonder why the Archbishop never mentioned any of this?

Oh by the way, Spero "reports" that 'Catholic workers such as US Sister Helen Prejean have been courageous and outspoken in their opposition to the death penalty, and have won praise from many quarters, religious and non-religious.'

Is that the same Poncho Lady wannabe, abortion supporting Sister Helen Prejean that said (cf. Interview by Robert Holton in Our Sunday Visitor for April 14, 1996): “Abortion is much more complex than a mere choice, because the crosshairs of this decision are in the woman’s body, and the woman decides this. I think for us to really answer the abortion question so that women don’t have them, we really have to look seriously at the whole thing of birth control, family planning, and not having unwanted pregnancies.”

If this is an example of Catholic Pro-Life... we got problems. But who am I to point out that encyclicals, personal opinions, and crazy nuns aren't Official Church Teaching? Silly me.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Another Meme
Paul at Regular Thoughts tagged me

If you could meet and have a deep conversation with any five people on earth, living or dead, from any time period, who would they be?" (Explaining why is optional.) Name five people from each of the following categories:

Saints, Those in the Process of Being Canonized, Heroes from your native country, Authors/Writers, celebrities.

Hmmmm. OK, got it!

Saints:
The Blessed Virgin (Just to see her would be enough)
Pope St. Peter (No explanation needed)
St. James Matamoros (Thanks for kicking lots of muslim ass)
Pope St. Pius X (Thanks for kicking lots of Modernist ass)
Pope St. Pius V (Thanks for kicking lots of heretical ass)

Being Canonized:
Pope Urban II (See; St James Matamoros)
Fr. Solanus Casey (Such a simple, holy man)
Fr. Vincent Capodanno (A modern day warrior-priest)
Fr. Diego San Luis Vitores (Converted the Chamorro people of the Mariannas Islands)
Emperor Charlemagne (I think should have been canonized long ago)

Heroes:
Antonio Diaz Perez (My grandfather, and I'd ask him about life during the occupation of Guam during WWII)
Fr. Jesus Duenas (My 2d cousin. He was tortured and eventually beheaded by the Japanese for not betraying six US sailors he helped hide during the war. He often irritated the Japanese by humming "God Bless America" in front of them)
Lt Gen Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, USMC (What Marine WOULDN'T want to meet Chesty?)
Lt Gen James Longstreet, CSA (Why'd you convert?)
President Theodore Roosevelt (I'd ask him about his thoughts on making America a world power)

Writers:
St Jerome (Just to say thanks)
Fr Malachi Martin (Thanks for warning us)
GK Chesterton (Thanks for the blinding common sense)
CS Lewis (Same as above)
Alfred E. Newman (What, me worry?)

Celebrities:
John Wayne (You talkin' to me, pilgrim? Another convert)
Mel Gibson (A fine Catholic gentleman)
Grace Kelly (A fine Catholic lady)
Terry Kath (Excellent guitarist for Chicago. Died much too young)
Quentin Tarantino (Ok, I'm kinda weird)

Tagged:
Cletus
Dave/Amy
Chris (The World... IMHO)
Chris (The Crescat)
Jay
Goooooooo IRISH!!!
Who says prayer doesn't work?

Yeah, the Fightin' Irish are still stuck with "Father" Richard McBrien, but things are looking up. According to the latest Princeton Review, there are some of the (surprising) ratings for The University of Notre Dame.

#1 ~ Alternative Lifestyles Not an Alternative (just say no to homo)

#1 ~ Students Pack the Stadiums (Duh... this is NOTRE DAME!)

#4 ~ Students Pray on a Regular Basis (Ok, so we got beat out by the Mormons and the Protestants, but that's Ok... we got Jesus' Momma on our side. Oh, and other Catholic schools came in # 4, and #5, Univ. of Dallas and CUA.)

#8 ~ Future Rotarians and Daughters of the American Revolution (Ahhh... how nice! No one wants to join the ACLU or Al-Qaeda)

#11 Don't Inhale (Smokin' dope is a no-go. But I'll bet keg stands are the order of the day)

And don't forget... Saturday, Sept 2d on ABC (8 PM EST) Irish vs. The Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech!

GO IRISH!!

Everyone... sing along with me;

Cheer, cheer for old Notre Dame,
Wake up the echoes cheering Her name,
Send a volley cheer on high,
Shake down the thunder from the sky.
What though the odds be great or small
Old Notre Dame will win over all,
While Her loyal sons are marching
Onward to victory.

(you just sang it, didn't ya!!?? LOL!!)

Filled With Sound And Fury...
Signifying nothing

Bishop Gerard Bergie, is encouraging Catholics to boycott an upcoming fundraiser at which former President Bill Clinton is speaking.

Bishop Bergie, who is an auxiliary bishop for the Diocese of Hamilton in Ontario, says that Clinton is an inappropriate guest speaker for a $500 per seat fundraiser being held by the Catholic Family Counseling Centre, The Kitchener Record reports.

Cathy Brothers, the centre's executive director, told the Record that, “The decision to ask Clinton wasn't connected to the Catholic Church. Nothing that we're doing, with having Bill Clinton, is a comment at all on what we believe. It's not about our Catholicism."

Brothers also claims that despite their name, the organization is actually a non-denominational agency, saying, “We're a very diverse agency made up of people of all different backgrounds and faiths."

While the organization was founded by a priest in 1952, Brothers said that the center still calls itself Catholic, but only follows the portion of the Church’s teachings. “We see ourselves as having been committed to the social teachings of the Catholic Church around the importance of doing good works," Brothers said. "The name has always motivated us to try a little harder to make sure everything we do is based on love and compassion."

OK, so if the so-called Catholic Family Counseling Centre, is simply Catholic in name only, then why doesn't Bishop Bergie start the process for formally declare the Catholic Family Counseling Centre no longer Catholic?

Why not? It happened when the formerly Catholic Marymount Manhattan College in New York City honored the former Co-President, Hillary Clinton.

Bishop Bergie, we're waiting for your Faith to be accompanied by Works.
Genetic Meme
Chris tagged me

1. Which famous person would you most like to learn that you are descended from? The greatest Marine who ever lived... Lt Gen Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller

2. Which famous person would you hate to learn that you are descended from? Chesty's less famous (and more effeminate) little brother, Peter.

3. If you could be ancestor to any living famous person, who would it be and why? John Kerry; so I could personally disavow, disown, and possibly sneak in a b*tch slap somewhere along the line.

4. If you could go back in time and meet any known ancestor(s) of yours, who would it be?
The Swaney brothers (who all fought in the Battle of Gettysburg).

5. Tag five others: Tagging Cletus, Jay, Paul, Dave/Amy, and Chris (The Crescat).

Thursday, August 24, 2006

The Mr. Bunny Story
And other great Marine Corps parables

WARNING!! Harsh language alert!

And this particular story dovetails nicely into Catholicism, as well.

My last tour of duty in the Marine Corps was as the Director of the Corporals Leadership Course in Camp Lejeune, NC. Every graduation I would tell them my "Mr. Bunny Story". It went a lil' sumpthin' like this ---

One day, there was a bunny. Mr. Bunny, actually. One early winter day, Mr. Bunny was out doin' bunny stuff... hopping around, eating grass... you know, bunny stuff. Anyhow, an early snow starts falling. Mr. Bunny blows it off, thinking it's just a dusting. But it quickly turned into a full blown snow storm.

Sure enough, Mr. Bunny can't find his way back to his little bunny hole. He thinks to himself "oh boy, I'm totally screwed. I can't find my little bunny hole, it's snowing like hell... I'm gonna freeze to death."

Right about then, Mr Bunny's bestest friend in the whole wide world, Mr. Moose, saunters up. Mr. Bunny says to him "Mr. Moose, I'm lost, and to make matter worse, I'm starting to freeze to death!".

Now Mr. Moose, being the smartest moose in the forest, thinks quickly. He knows exactly what to do... Mr. Moose takes a great big, steaming, moose sized shit right on Mr. Bunny.

Mr. Bunny is furious! He thinks to himself "wonderful... first I get lost, then I start to freeze to death, now I get shit on". But then Mr. Bunny realizes that the dung is keeping him nice and warm. He thinks to himself "this ain't so bad... in fact, this is great! I'm gonna make it! I'M GOING TO LIVE!!!"

Right about then, another friend of Mr. Bunny, a certain Mr. Deer, walks by and sees his friend Mr. Bunny covered in dung. Mr. Deer screams "don't fret Mr. Bunny... I'm your friend, I'LL SAVE YOU!!"

Mr. Bunny pleaded with him, "PLEASE Mr. Deer, STOP, STOP!!". But to no avail. Mr. Deer wiped all the dung off of his friend, Mr. Bunny.

And Mr. Bunny died. (Awww.....)

The moral of the story is... just because someone shits on you, that doesn't make him your enemy. Just because someone wipes the shit off you, that doesn't make him your friend.

I'll stick with my 'unafraid to tell me the hard truths of being a good Catholic' Mr. Moose of a parish priest, over the 'I'll tell you what you want to hear instead of what you need to hear' Mr. Deer of a priest.
Is It Possible To Suck AND Blow Simultaneously?
It is at Warren Wilson College

Here's a big shocker... uber-scum pit of Liberalism, Warren Wilson College located in Asheville, NC (also known as "the San Francisco of The South), has been ranked by The Princeton Review's "Best 361 Colleges" as the following;

#1 in "Reefer Madness" (dope smoking)

#3 in being "Birkenstock-wearing, tree-hugging, clove-smoking vegetarians."

And get ready for this...

#1 for being "Students most nostalgic for Bill Clinton."

Who says smoking dope doesn't make you are really, really, REALLY stupid?

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Slavery... 21st Century Style
And let's all give a big 'Thank You' to the Democratic Party

Interesting little bit o' info from the good folks at the Idaho Board of Education.

Under the heading "Minority/At-Risk Program", we learn that those who are young and disabled, or young and poor, can rate up to 3,000 taxpayer dollars a year to help defray the costs of a college education.

OK, I'm not a heartless creep. I can live with all this stuff. Hey, That's the kind of stuff our Faith demands of us. Right?

But then I saw the other two criteria...

1. Be a migrant farm worker or the dependent of a migrant farm worker. Doesn't this fall under "poor"? I don't know of many migrant farm workers who are exactly backstroking in cash. So why this special and separate qualifier? This sounds awfully Orwellian in that "all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others". Poor is poor. I don't care if your daddy is a migrant farm worker of Mexican heritage, or a laid off steel worker of African heritage, or a rancher of European heritage who just lost everything to the bank. Like I said... poor is poor. But not according to the Idaho Board of Education.

2. Be a member of an ethnic minority historically underrepresented in higher education in Idaho. And I must respond, who gives a damn? Just because someone is a member of a "minority" that means they are further qualified for financial assistance? I'm I the only one who finds this to be unbelievably racist? The State of Idaho is telling Blacks, American Indians, Latinos, etc, that precisely because they're Blacks, American Indians, Latinos, etc, they're genetically incapable of being able to make it without assistance from the State. Essentially, Idaho is saying "Dark Skin = Stupid".

It just hit me, according to the State of Idaho, the following individual rates taxpayer dollars to pay for college -- An 18 year old kid whose daddy is a multi-millionaire, and;

1. A US citizen and a resident of Idaho who graduated from an Idaho high school.

2. Blind in one eye.

3. Black.

Hey, he meets the required 3 out of 5 criteria for financial assistance. And who am I to argue with the Idaho Board of Education?

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Mr. Personality, 2006
You think he'll come over this weekend for a cook-out?

Full time Lord of the Sith and servant to His Supreme Excellency the Emperor Palpatine, and part time Iranian president, Mahmoud "Crazy Moud"Ahmadinejad is at it again.

This time he's threatening everyone to "bow and surrender". Here's a bit of what the rabid dog is frothing at the mouth about ---

If you want to have good relations with the Iranian people in the future, you should acknowledge the right and the might of the Iranian people, and you should bow and surrender to the might of the Iranian people. If you do not accept this, the Iranian people will force you to bow and surrender.

The sad thing is, I can see most Europeans and almost all American Democrats pissing their pants over this clown's threats. The ghost of Neville Chamberlain is alive and well and residing in the halls of the EU and the DNC.

In the article itself, Abracadaberaejad throws around the word "Zionist" a lot. Don't let him sidetrack you... Israel could cease to exist tomorrow, and every Jew on the face of the earth could die. This maniac would still love nothing more than to see Catholicism and the rest of Western Civilization totally eradicated. Oh, and it wouldn't bother him one bit if all of our children had their throats cut.

Like I've said many a time before, history will prove me out that this is exactly what Islam has been striving for for 1,400 years.
Pimp My Terrorist
...And IIIIIIIIII will always love youuuuuuuuuu

WARNING! Crude language alert!

Whitney Houston, we have a problem...

It looks as if America's favorite crack-head is the paramour of the world's numero uno ass-hole, Usama bin-Laden. From The Scotsman, it's being reported that "Bin Laden 'fantasised over' Whitney Houston".

And indignant Houston reportedly replied, "Usama is whack! I make entirely too much money to date that mo'-fo'. If I ever dated that mo'-fo'... show me the receipts! KISS MY ASS!!" After a few moments, Houston was heard to mutter "oh, shit... wrong interview."

It's also reported that bin-Laden wants to kill Houston's singer husband, Bobby Brown. Hell, who doesn't?

Monday, August 21, 2006

The Theology Of...
Sheesh, what's he thought of this time?

First there was The Theology of Punctuation. Then I gave to the world The Theology of Velcro. Then I gave you The Theology of Victimization. And the last installation was on The Theology of Alfred E. Newman.

I now unleash upon the world... (drum roll)... The Theology of Ostriches. That's right, ostriches. You know, those kooky animals that bury their head in the sand when the going gets tough.

It's bad enough when we have wolves in sheeps clothing (AKA secular-humanists in Roman Collars) scattering the flock and devouring the lambs, but you know... at least we know where they're coming from. And at least they have the 'nads to come right out and say what they're in favor of, even if most of it is flat out heresy.

But then we have those spineless wimps that adhere to The Theology of Ostriches. You know the type... he's the priest that knows damn good and well that some gal left her husband and is now shackin' up, but still has her do The Readings at Mass and take Holy Communion. The T of O priest won't stand up to her (or her well heeled family). It's easier to bury his head in the sand.

He's the pastor of a large (money-maker parish) who caves-in to powerful (ie: rich) parishioners who hate the young, new assistant pastor who just arrived because he actually preaches about nasty things like Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell. Hmmm... what to do? Piss off the rich folks and watch the money dry-up, or shit-can the new kid who actually conducts himself like a Catholic priest? You can guess what the T of O pastor will do. Let's all wave bye-bye to the new priest who just got transferred to the ecclesiastical version of Siberia.

She's new principal of a supposed "Catholic" elementary school, who quickly discovers the 'open secret' in the school. Namely that there is a flaming homosexual "couple" on staff, thus exposing them in a Catholic school setting to impressionable Catholic children. The T of O principal won't stand up to them or their champion, the parish priest. It's easier to bury her head in the sand.

As soon as controversy looms on the horizon, you can bet your paycheck that the morally castrated Theology of Ostriches bunch will turn as lukewarm as the fluid that Jesus said we should vomit from our mouths.

By the way, if you're wondering if the three examples I gave are situations I actually experienced.... what do you think? *evil grin*
Tito Hits The Nail Right On The Head
The shape of things to come?

1st rate post from my buddy, Tito over at Custos Fidei, entitled "The Coming Exodus From Europe". I highly encourage you to swing over and give it a read.

Here's a teaser --

20 years from now, when our own children are in College, Americans will be seeing the beginning of the exodus from Europe. This exodus will not be the tired, the poor, nor the meek. This exodus will be young Europeans fleeing a rotting Europe. Yes, the socialist welfare state that Democrats and liberals croon about will be imploding. The young Muslims who rioted in the streets for an entire month in France will represent the new Europe. Socialists dogmas of free healthcare, 28 hour work weeks, two months mandatory vacation, homosexual marriage, etc will come crashing down.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Who Won The 1942 World Series?
The San Diego Padres??!! *BANG!*

Remember reading or seeing in movies how German infiltrators in WWII would dress in American Army uniforms and cause hate, discontent, and general mayhem behind American lines?

Eventually, Yank GI's got smart. They came up with something called "The GI Quiz" so they could tell legit Americans from the bad guys. If the one being quizzed couldn't correctly answer basic American knowledge questions, things got real lethal real quick.

It went a lil' something like this...

Q. Who's Betty Grable married to?
A. Ehhh.... Clark Grable?
Action - *BANG!*

Q. Who's 'The Thin Man'?
A. Ummm... Josef Goebbels?
Action - *BANG!*

Q. Who's 'Steamboat Willie'?
A. Hmmm... is he that pimp I know on KrousenhimmelschickelgruberStrasse in Hamburg?
Action - *BANG!*

In this day and age of Modernist "priests", Poncho Lady "nuns", DRE's in stretch pants, etc, etc, ad nauseum... possibly we need our own little "Catholic Quiz".

It'll go a lil' something like this...

Q. What are the two categories of sin?
A. Sin? What's that?
Action - *BANG!*

Q. What's 'The Holy See'?
A. Ummm... Is it be the Sea of Galilee after Jesus supposedly walked on it?
Action - *BANG!* *BANG!* *BANG!*

Q. What's 'The Real Presence"?
A. Something that Santa Claus leaves.
Action - *BANG-BANG-BANG-BANG-BANG-BANG-BANG-BANG-BANG-BANG!!!* (reload) *BANG-BANG-BANG-BANG-BANG-BANG-BANG-BANG-BANG-BANG!!!*
Martin Luther Mahony's WMD!
Weapons of MASS Destruction

"Igor, release the "Spirit of Vatican II!'"

The 2003 Archdiocese of Los Angeles Religious Education Conference "Youth Day Mass"

Saturday, August 19, 2006

41 Year Old Grandmother Joins The Army
*Sigh* Are things really THIS bad?

This isn't a joke. It's true. The United States Army now has recruits who are in their 40's.

I know we're at war and all that... but 41 year old recruits? I'm sure these older recruits are plenty patriotic and all... but are ALL the eligible 18-28 year olds already serving?

The answer to that is an obvious HELL NO!!!

OK, the President won't come out and say it... so I will.

Young men of America - I'm speaking specifically to you, because you will be the ones who'll be the gunslingers. Your country needs you --- desperately.

Young men of America - Because of a lack of men joining, young LADIES now have to man the weapons on convoy duty (and other related operations) in Iraq and Afghanistan. Because of a lack of men joining, young LADIES are engaged in firefights. Because of a lack of men joining, young LADIES are being killed in combat. All because of a lack of men who are man enough to answer the call of duty.

Young men of America - One day when you are bouncing your grandchildren on your knee, they'll ask you what you did in the war that kept us free from terrorism. What answer will you give them? "I wanted to stay in school" --- "I had a career to worry about" --- "I was content to let your grandmother do my fighting for me" --- "I was a coward".

Young men of America... young CATHOLIC men of America - What kind of real Catholic man has a woman do his fighting for him?
When Japanese (Advertisers) Attack!!
I just hope that no Brack People get offended

Hat Tip to Cerberus

God bless Japanese advertising executives. They want to be Americans so bad, they can taste it.

Unfortunately for them, they don't always hire translators that have ever really been exposed to American culture. And what's spawned from this is an abomination called "Japanese-Ingurisshu" (English). Anyone who's ever been in Japan knows exactly what I'm talking about.

A few notables:

"My Life, My Gas" (the Tokyo Gas Company's slogan)
"Pocari Sweat" (a popular sports drink. Get it? 'Fluid of the body'... 'sweat'?)
"Creap" (a coffee creamer)
"Rony Wrinkle" (a condom brand)
"Let's Sports Violent All Day Long" (a completely baffling T-shirt slogan, but I like it!)
"Please take one step forward and crap twice" (a sign in a temple in Tokyo)
"Dirty Water Punishment Place" (How a sewage treatment plant was marked on a Tokyo map)
"Fingering the nothingness that underlies everything" (How a Japanese technical manual referred to a "pointer to void." Pretty Zen-like, huh?).

Anyhow, my good goomba, Cerberus, over at The Gates of Hell, has a hilarious... and a wee bit racy, example of Japanese-Ingurisshu.

With that said... PIECE, OUT!!
This Is Exactly What My Team Needs
Capt. Richard "Sandy" Alderson, USMC

Last year, my beloved Padres hired Sandy Alderson as their CEO. Prior to arrival in San Diego, Alderson was the following;

Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations for Major League Baseball; President of the Oakland Athletics; General Manager of the Athletics; General Counsel for the Athletics; Harvard Law School grad; Dartmouth undergrad.

But the most impressive of all is Marine Corps Infantry Company Commander in Vietnam.

The way my Padres have been playing lately, this is exactly what they need... someone with confirmed kills.
Any Chance We Can Have The Pizza King As A Prince Of The Church?
"Salvation of souls instead of the salvation of society"... what a concept!

Tom Monaghan should be a cardinal... at a minimum, bishop. The founder of Domino's Pizza (and former Sergeant of Marines) Monaghan recently stated that his goal in life is "To get as many people into heaven as possible." Go for it, dude. Most American bishops won't.

"So how do you get people into heaven?" Mr. Monaghan asks, rhetorically. "Help the Catholic Church. And what's the best way of doing that? Higher education."

Here's some more of a fascinating article ---

The pizza magnate grew up in an orphanage in Jackson, Mich., and he credits the nuns of the St. Joseph Home for Boys with inspiring his devotion to Catholicism. He even went to seminary briefly before joining the Marine Corps. In 1959, he returned to Michigan, attending the University of Michigan. He never graduated, but during his time there, he and his brother bought a small pizza store called DomiNick's in Ypsilanti.

Monaghan not only founded Domino's, he also started a lil' something called Ave Maria University. But there are 200 Catholic colleges and universities in the U.S., so why yet another? Even kids from strong Catholic families, Mr. Monaghan argues, tend to lose their faith when they go to college, and Catholic schools may be worse, here, than secular ones. He cites data from a UCLA survey showing that after attending a Catholic college for four years, Catholic students tended to be more approving of abortion, gay marriage and premarital sex and spent less time praying than when they entered.

Mr. Monaghan thinks the more nettlesome liberal trends in Catholic theology and behavior have started to turn around, and he credits the revelations about sexual abuse by priests with this development: "It cleaned up the seminaries and some of the hierarchy. I thought the press did a great service to the Catholic Church--even though that wasn't their intention."

EXACTLY! In order to cut out a cancer, messy and bloody surgery is often needed.
Why Liberals Are Like Frogs
They're so easy to dissect

Every so often, I come across a ComBox comment that stands out. This is one of them.

A couple of days ago, I posted a story concerning how certain members of the Australian government have essentially told Islamic troublemakers to pack-up and leave if the Australian way-of-life isn't exactly to their liking.

A quote from Treasurer Peter Costello reminded them that Australia was a secular state and its laws were made by parliament. "If those are not your values, if you want a country which has Sharia law or a theocratic state, then Australia is not for you."

Here's where things got interesting... I received the following ComBox comment from one certain Babs Johnson;

Goose = Gander

"If those are not your values, if you want a country which has Biblical law or a theocratic state, then the United States is not for you."

Interesting, indeed.

I just sent the following to young Babs on her blog...

Hiya Babs,
Concerning your comment on my blog where you equated America's basis for our laws upon Christianity, and Islam's taking literally of koranic law, I thought you may find this interesting...


Mother of 2 faces death by stoning

Here's just a tid-bit...

Under Iran's strict Sharia law, women sentenced to execution by stoning have their hands bound behind their back. They are wrapped from head to toe in sheets before being seated in a pit. The ditch is filled up to their breasts with dirt, and the soil is packed tightly before people assemble to execute the woman by pitching rocks at her head and upper body.

Article 104 of the Iranian Penal Code states that the stones used for execution should "not be large enough to kill the person by one or two strikes, nor should they be so small that they could not be defined as stones."


What was that again about "Goose = Gander"? I don't seem to recall any American women being tortured to death for infidelity... do you?

Creepy Dad Of The Year Award
Just one word: Ewwwwww!

Former Baptist minister turned earring and satin shirts with dragons on them wearing Hollywood dad, Joe Simpson (seen right, eye molesting his other daughter, Ashlee) had this to say concerning his pop-star daughter, Jessica;

"If you put her in a T-shirt or you put her in a bustier, she’s sexy in both. She’s got double D’s! You can’t cover those suckers up!"

I get the feeling that if daughters Jessica and Ashlee had their "careers" fall flat on their faces, Papa Joe would be trying his damnedest to get them both a job at Hooters... and he's be their number one customer.

This guy's freakin' creepy.

Friday, August 18, 2006

His Silence Was Deafening
What a nice change of pace from Smilin' Joe

As often as I piss and moan about bishops who say nothing concerning the events of the day, today was one of those rare occurrences where I'm actually glad that nothing was said. And as the title of this post says... the silence was deafening.

You see, today the State of North Carolina meted out justice to one Samuel Flippen. During the trial, prosecutors said that Flippen struck his 2 year old stepdaughter, Britnie Nichol Hutton in the abdomen because she was crying. The blow was so hard it split her pancreas on her spine, prosecutors said. Flippen said Britnie fell from a chair.

OK, so this scumbag baby murderer was put to death. In all honesty, I really do hope that there was a conversion of the heart for this guy before he died... but don't expect any alligator tears from me in the meantime. He got what he deserved. And no, that isn't revenge. It's justice.

But anyhow, here in the Diocese of Raleigh, our new bishop had absolutely nothing to say concerning the execution. Thank God. He didn't turn official Church Teaching on it's head. He didn't attempt to pass off his personal opinion as official Church Teaching. He didn't deny 2,000 years of official Church Teaching to fit the politically correct sympathies of the many secular humanists who call themselves Catholic priests in this diocese.

I've posted before concerning certain Catholic bishops who bastardize Church teaching concerning the Death Penalty. And yes... I know that I very well may get blasted from folks who tell me that Father Limpwrist, or Bishop IFeelYourPain, or even Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI are personally against the death penalty.

You know what? I don't care what their personal opinion is on this subject. Know why? Because that's all it is... personal opinion. As I've already said, the official Church Teaching is very clear on this subject.

You know, I think I could get use to a bishop who doesn't come off as a mouthpiece for the ACLU all the time.
Prehistoric Painting Discovered In Cave
Did cavemen wear suspenders?

Mr and Mrs Caveman.... lost in the 80's.

As Mr Caveman quote's Long Duc Dong concerning Mrs Caveman... "you one hot mama!"

Thursday, August 17, 2006

America Should Be A Nation Of LAWS!!
And other liberal lies

Yes, we've all heard the Battle Cry of the Great Unwashed a million times ~ "America should be a nation of laws, blah, blah, blah, wonk, wonk, wonk."

To all the ACLU enamored, oxygen deprived, bong-water drinking, hand wringing, limp wristed, Francophile, tie-dyed hippie scum... I ask of you the following;

Was it not a "nation of laws" that made slavery legal?

Was it not a "nation of laws" that made indentured servitude legal?

Was it not a "nation of laws" that made the internment of thousands of Americans of Japanese blood legal?

Was it not a "nation of laws" that made butchering a child in their own mother's womb legal?

You know what, hippie scum... America shouldn't be a nation of laws. America should be a nation of justice.

But that won't work for you, will it? After all, that would involve something you have failed to ever attain. Namely, moral absolutes.
Australia Leads The Way
Weak-kneed sissy boys need not apply

I'm not one for the e-mail rumors that float around. You know... the ones that make grandiose political claims that you know are too good to be true. Namely because the claims necessitate that a politician require an actual backbone with accompanying valid set of testicles.

The e-rumor in question today is one entitled "Muslims Out of Australia!" And while this e-rumor doesn't state that each and every moslem living in The Land Down Under is to be forcible removed, this does make some of the following claims...

1. Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia...

2. Treasurer Peter Costello hinted that some radical clerics could be asked to leave the country if they did not accept that Australia was a secular state and its laws were made by parliament. "If those are not your values, if you want a country which has Sharia law or a theocratic state, then Australia is not for you."

3. Education Minister Brendan Nelson later told reporters that Muslims who did not want to accept local values should "clear off". "Basically, people who don't want to be Australians, and they don't want to live by Australian values and understand them, well then they can basically clear off," he said. [from what I understand, "clear off" is Ozzie-speak for "get the hell out, and don't let the door hit your ass on the way out"... or words to that effect]

Well, guess what. It's true. The good folks as snopes.com have verified the authenticity of this and have posted references.

Now if we can just get those idiots in Washington to use the same common sense that the Ozzies obviously have.
What Was All That About "Booming Vocations" In Southern Africa?
With priests like this, who needs pagans?

Southern Africa's Catholic bishops have warned priests to stop moonlighting as witch doctors, fortune tellers and traditional healers, and to rely on Christ for miracles.

Interesting headline, huh? You know, things gotta be pretty bad when the bishops FINALLY find those much searched for spine donors, and actually say "stop".

Don't expect the bishops to actually DO anything... talking is pretty much the extent of their actions (or lack thereof).

Now I don't want anyone to misunderstand me. I'm quite sure that most of the priests in southern Africa are decent, hardworking men of God. But now it's time for a common sense check -- with all the crap that happens, and the usual response from bishops is absolutely nothing, we here have a case where the bishops are actually acknowledging this in public! Is it that bad there? Must be.

But in all fairness, I guess I shouldn't be so hard on these wayward priests. After all, just a few short years ago, so-called "Archbishop" Buti Tlhagale, of Bloemfontein, South Africa had animal sacrifice and a "blood libation to the ancestors" incorporated into the Catholic Mass.

In Archpresider Tlhagale's own word's ~ "...the libation is a gift to the ancestors, not to God" and "ancestor veneration and the symbolic pouring of blood as libation is not a return to paganism. It is how Africans talk to the dead."

Sure sounds like paganism to me. How 'bout you? I guess he never heard of something called intercessory prayer.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Should The President Order All Flags Flown At Half-Mast?
That would be the proper thing to do

Mystery Beast Discovered In Maine

(AP) TURNER, Maine - Michelle O'Donnell of Turner spotted the animal near her yard about a week before it was killed. She called it a "hybrid mutant of something. It was evil, evil looking. And it had a horrible stench I will never forget," she told the Sun Journal of Lewiston. "We locked eyes for a few seconds and then it took off. I've lived in Maine my whole life and I've never seen anything like it."

For the past 15 years, residents across Androscoggin County have reported seeing and hearing a mysterious animal with chilling monstrous cries and eyes that glow in the night. The animal has been blamed for attacking and killing a Doberman pinscher and a Rottweiler the past couple of years.

Mike O'Donnell, who is married to Michelle O'Donnell, said the animal looked like "something out of a Stephen King story." He added "this is something I've never seen before. It's an evil-looking thing."

Damn... who knew Ted Kennedy died?

Reverse Discrimination. Geographic, That Is
Apologies to all my Northern friends!

WARNING! Crude humor alert!!

We've all seen those movies. You know, the ones where the unknowing but well meaning Northerners somehow get lost in the Deep South... and every negative stereotypical redneck falls out of the sky and ends up terrorizing our Yankee heroes. What would happen if they had a movie about Southerners present day getting lost "Up North"?

And that got me to thinkin', which is always dangerous...

OLD SOUTHERN "YANKEE OUTSIDER" STEREOTYPE ~ Young and idealistic, and not to mention freshly minted Columbia Law School grads, head down South and battle against impossible odds to protect the Civil Rights of oppressed Blacks.

NEW NORTHERN "REDNECK OUTSIDER" STEREOTYPE ~ Young and idealistic, and not to mention freshly minted Clemson Law School grads, head up North and battle against impossible odds to protect the 2d Amendment Rights of oppressed.... well.... everyone.

OLD SOUTHERN COP STEREOTYPE ~ Rod Steiger's character, Police Chief Bill Gillespie in The Heat of the Night, or possibly Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrain from The Dukes of Hazzard. The Southern Cop ranges from a foaming at the mouth rabies infected mad-dog, to a 110% incompetent boob who couldn't pour piss out of a boot if the directions were printed on the heel.

NEW NORTHERN COP STEREOTYPE ~ The oh, so politically correct lawman. Imagine Alan Alda's Hawkeye Pierce from M*A*S*H, but with a badge and a gun. On second thought... scratch the gun. He smugly pontificates really profound things like "if we just understood the reasoning why people commit crime, then we can better deal with it, just so long as we respect them and make a REAL effort to know them as people. Everybody knows that all it takes! Why is the rest of the world so stupid that they can't see that!!?? I weep for everyone else who isn't as smart as me."

OLD SOUTHERN DOCTOR STEREOTYPE ~ This guy would make Torquemada look like Dr. Jonas Salk. This character has a grand total of three teeth; one pointing north, one pointing south, and one in his pocket. That coupled with a thick as 90 weight Southern accent... no one can understand what in the hell he's saying. His medical bag consists of a rusty hacksaw and a bottle of leeches.

NEW NORTHERN DOCTOR STEREOTYPE ~ Arrogant know-it-all. It doesn't matter if he's wrong, don't correct this guy. If he wants to treat a head wound with a tourniquet around the neck... he's "the one that went to Medical School for eight years!!". And to make matters worse, his Bahh-Stun accent makes it impossible for anyone to understand what the hell he's saying. "A hat attack, dis man's had a HAT ATTACK! Don't ya know whud a hat attack is? His hat stopped beating!! Whaddya mean ya don't undah-staaand me? Whud aah ya... wicked retaaaaded?

OLD SOUTHERN JAILER STEREOTYPE ~ VERY old school Strother Martin as The Captain in Cool Hand Luke. "What we have here, is a failure to communicate...". Group beatings are the order of the day.

NEW NORTHERN JAILER STEREOTYPE ~ VERY new school Carson Kressley from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. "What we have here, is a failure to differentiate between crocheting and needlepoint." Group beating-off is the order of the day.

Can anyone think of any others?

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

The Prophetic Pat
Golly, he really was right!

Love, hate, or indifferent towards him... history has proven Pat Buchanan right.

On Illegal Immigration ~ We cannot continue to allow illegal immigration. A country that loses control of its borders is not a country. The Constitution of the United States obligates the government to protect the states from foreign invasion. If we can send an army halfway around the world to defend the borders of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, why can't we defend the borders of the United States? I will build a security fence. We will seal the borders of this country cold. We will stop the illegal immigration in its tracks. (Source: United We Stand America Conference, p.321 Aug 12, 1995) NOTE FROM THE CAVEMAN- Isn't a fence already being built in certain areas?

On The Deployment of Troops to the US-Mexican border ~ I will defend America's border, if necessary with American troops. (Source: Zachary Coile, San Francisco Examiner Oct 27, 2000) NOTE FROM THE CAVEMAN - Gee, troops on the border... what a novel idea.

On Abortion ~ We must reverse Roe vs. Wade, persevere in the fight for life, and restore to citizens the freedom to clean up the cultural pollution poisoning the hearts and minds of our children. The presidency must become a bully pulpit for traditional values, not gays in the military. We will get the US government completely out of the abortion racket. (Source: www.iac.net/~davcam/pat_issu.html) NOTE FROM THE CAVEMAN - States such as South Dakota and Mississippi are already outlawing abortion.

On the 2d Amendment ~ The urban barbarism that has turned our streets into battlegrounds and our classrooms into killing fields will not be stopped by an assault on the Second Amendment right of American gunowners to keep and bear arms. (Source: "Issues: Right to Keep & Bear Arms", Jun. 5, 1999)

On Homosexuality ~ "Homosexuality involves sexual acts most men consider not only immoral, but filthy. The reason public men rarely say aloud what most say privately is they are fearful of being branded 'bigots' by an intolerant liberal orthodoxy that holds, against all evidence and experience, that homosexuality is a normal, healthy lifestyle." (syndicated column, 9/3/89)

On Carol Moseley Braun ~ "How long is this endless groveling before every cry of 'racism' going to continue before the whole country collectively throws up?" (syndicated column, 7/28/93) NOTE FROM THE CAVEMAN - Moseley Braun lost her re-election bid for the US Senate in 1998. Her kindred spirit, Cynthia McKinney recently lost her primary run for re-election to the US House.

On the Department of Education ~ 'a bunch of secular humanists in sandals and beads'. (Source: http://www.iheu.org/node/524)

On NAFTA-GATT ~ The trade deals sold out America's workers, ravaged our manufacturing base & caused disruption in our small towns & farming communities. Our "trading partners" still impose 40% tariffs on US agricultural goods. Our once mighty steel industry now begs relief from the World Trade Organization for problems that were caused by the Clinton-Gore headlong march into the New World Order. The Clinton-Gore trade policy is a betrayal of America's workers, and virtual economic treason against the US. (Source: www.gopatgo2000.com/000-c-tradepolicy.html 5/28/99) NOTE FROM THE CAVEMAN - One word... "outsourcing".

And my personal fav ---

On Bill Clinton ~ “Bill Clinton's foreign policy experience stems mainly from having breakfast at the International House of Pancakes.”

Monday, August 14, 2006

You're On Notice!
You knew I'd jump on the bandwagon eventually

Things that make some people feel good, but are essentially useless... if not downright laughable.

HAPPY V-J DAY!
How long could it have drug on?

Aug. 14th, 1945. Sixty one years ago today. Japan got smart... they surrendered.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Uncle Duffy Calls 'Em As He Sees 'Em
That's 'Colonel Sgambelluri' to everyone else

Every so often, I check out the on-line version of the newspaper of where I did some growing up, the Pacific Daily News on the US Territory of Guam.

I'm bouncin' around from article to article, and what do I come across? An op/ed piece by my Confirmation Godfather, Colonel Adolf "Duffy" Sgambelluri, USMC (ret).

Here's a wee bit of what he wrote concerning North Korea's dictator, Kim Jong Il and his screwing around with ICBM's;

"...the United States can do only so much to hold these runaway horses playing with their threats. It is unfortunate, but this basically happens when we allow America's enemies to play games in finding ways to kill freedom-loving people instead of standing up to them. Enough is enough! The dictator we are dealing with is a thug!

No wonder I'm the way I am... it's genetic.
A View From The Confessional Line
Or is it the 'Reconciliation line? I forget

The parish where I attend Mass is many, many miles away (I go to Mass to worship God... not to be entertained. I'm funny that way).

But anyhow, yesterday I went to a local parish for Confession. I've posted in the past concerning this particular parish. Three things struck me like a ton of bricks...

1. They have "Jesus in the Sacred Broom Closet" to the back and to the left (how appropriate) of the church, instead of centered on the altar. There is a much oversized crucifix (to the point of gaudy) centered on the altar. Whenever any given parishioner walked in front of the picnic table... oops, I mean altar... they gave a curt little head bob to the crucifix. And oddly enough, if they walked by The Tabernacle in Exile... they just kept walking.

I couldn't help but think that these folks are bowing to an image made from lumber, but ignore Christ physically present. Interesting.

2. The so-called stained glass looks like something slapped together my Miss Frump's 2d Grade art class. You know -- various colored cardboard squares... lots of glue... not much thought put into it.

3. There were no more than a dozen folks at Confession. I'll bet my life on it that literally hundreds will receive Holy Communion on Sunday morning.

I've come to a simple conclusion - either many of these folks don't believe in sin, or they don't believe in The Real Presence.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

If We Give In, The Terrorists Win
Looks like the bad guys win this round...

On the heels of the heightened airport security measures throughout the civilized world, it turns out that it was all for naught.

In airports from London to Los Angeles, men were reduced to quivering masses of cowardly jelly. Women recoiled and screamed in horror. Babies cried for their mommas.

National Guard troops are being called up to augment airport security... there's even talk of taking the National Threat Level all the way to CODE RED.

What was the cause for such a turmoil? Simple... in keeping with the ban on all liquids on all flights, Hollywood celebrities were ordered to dump their makeup.




OK Usama... you win this one.
Who You Callin' "English", Loco Vato?
¡Le batiré a la muerte, pendejo!

In almost every publication I read, whenever Latinos (or are they called Mexicans, or Mexican-Americans, or Chicanos, or Hispanics, or Ibero-Americans?) are dealing with White folks, the Whites are always referred to as "Anglos". I've always found that particular phrase to be... well, racist.

How many of us chuckle when we see the Amish on any given movie generically refer to all non-Amish individuals as "the English"? You can be a Black guy from St. Louis, or a Puerto Rican from New York... it makes no difference. To the Amish, they're "English". Yeah, we've all thought that was silly.

And the same silliness applies to all Whites being referred to as Anglos. Just look at the definition of the word itself;

"Anglo" translates directly to the English word "Anglian".

An-gli-an

ADJECTIVE:

Of or relating to East Anglia or to the Angles.

NOUN:
1. An Angle.
2. The Old English dialects of Mercia and Northumbria.

Anyone who knows their world history knows that when you get right down to it, the Angles are the original English. So why are all Whites called "English" by the politically correct MSM?

I have no English blood in me. If I did, I'd be proud of that... but I don't. So don't call me English.

My dad (may God rest his soul) was German-Irish. If anyone called him an Englishman, you could bet your paycheck that the fists would be flying. Not so much because he hated the English, but more so because he was proud of his German and Irish bloodlines.

Speaking of idiotic politically correct phrases, what's up with this Person of Color nonsense? My dad had a color... it was white. Doesn't that make him a Person of Color?
Another Of Dymphna's Gems
Gotta love a chick who digs on boiled peanuts

With the skill of a Marine sniper, our resident Cavechick, Dymphna, places world renown skank, Madonna, right in the cross-hairs.

So saith Dymphna;

Madonna is planning on doing a mock crucifixion during her concert in Rome. She's also going to prance around wearing a fake crown of thorns. Sometimes when spiritually empty women who live on their looks reach middle age they panic. They start feeling as though they need to do something---anything--- to get attention and prove to themselves that they are still young and attractive. That's why you see 50 year old mincing through the mall in crotch high mini skirts and five inch heels or you see a grandma suddenly take a lover who's half her age. In Madonna's case her behavior is mostly a ploy to reboot her career but I suspect it's partially middle age panic and faded beauty that makes her act the way she does.

Swing on by Dymph's blog and read the rest of her post, to include the Novena Prayer for Conversion invocations. Truly impressive stuff.
All Around Bad Ass Of The Day
Lance Corporal Galen Wilson, USMC

Hat Tip to my good goomba Cletus Huckleberry for nominating him.

There's a mantra for Marines... "One Shot, One Kill". I don't think anyone will be upset with young L/Cpl. Wilson for crankin' off 20 rounds. After all, he has 20 kills.

Here's some background on this young Leatherneck ---

During a large-scale attack on Easter Sunday, Wilson says, he spotted six gunmen on a rooftop about 400 yards away. In about 8 seconds he squeezed off five rounds — hitting five gunmen in the head. The sixth man dived off a 3-story building just as Wilson got him in his sights, and counts as a probable death. (note from the Caveman; 5 head shots in 8 seconds at a range of 400 yards. You'd be stunned to find out just how many Marines can shoot at that level of expertise.)

"You could tell he didn't know where it was coming from. He just wanted to get away," Wilson said. Later that day, he said, he killed another insurgent.

Wilson says his skill helps save American troops and Iraqi civilians.

"It doesn't bother me. Obviously, me being a devout Catholic, it's a conflict of interest. Then again, God supported David when he killed Goliath," Wilson said. "I believe God supports what we do and I've never killed anyone who wasn't carrying a weapon."

When asked rhetorically how can he sleep at night, L/Cpl. Wilson said that insurgents "have killed good Marines I've served with. That's how I sleep at night. Though I've killed over 20 people, how many lives would those 20 people have taken?"

By the way... anyone notice the type of weapon he has in the photo? It ain't one of the high speed, low drag Scout-Sniper weapons... it's just your average, every day M-16 A2 Marine Corps bang stick. Sheesh, and the Army still doesn't understand why we rifle qualify every Marine every year from the 200, 300 and 500 yard line.

Hey.... Every Marine A Marksman. We've been living that for over 200 years.