Sunday, December 31, 2006

Maybe They Should Have Worn Bomb Belts Instead Of Using Knives
Go with what you know

Leave it to moslems. Every holiday they have always ends up in bloodshed.

If they're not trampling each other to death while making a mad dash for the last open late-night shawarma stand in Mecca, they're having farm animals fight back during the Festival of Eek a-Mouse (or whatever the hell it's called).

Case in point; from the Associated Press -

Over a thousand Turks spent the first day of the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha in emergency wards on Sunday after stabbing themselves or suffering other injuries while sacrificing startled animals.

At least 1,413 people _ referred to as "amateur butchers" by the Turkish media _ were treated at hospitals across the country, most suffering cuts to their hands and legs, the Anatolia news agency reported.

Four people were severely injured, crushed under the weight of large animals that fell on top of them, the agency reported. Another person was hurt when a crane used to lift an animal tumbled onto him, the agency said.

Three other people suffered heart attacks and died while trying to restrain animals, CNN-Turk television reported.

What a bunch of dumb-asses. Didn't any of you mooks ever bother to see the movie Major League? Just run down to the neighborhood Kentucky Fried Chicken and order a bucket to go. As Sonny Corleone would say, "badda boop, badda beep, badda bang". There ya go... one dead chicken. Sacrifice done. And no one had a cow fall on them, either. What a concept.
Jesus, We Don't Need No Stinkin' Jesus!!
It's all the latest craze

As I was watching some of the news reports of President Ford being brought to lie in state at the Rotunda in the Capitol Building, the Chaplain of the US House of Representatives, Father Daniel P. Coughlin said the opening prayer. I noticed that when he was done, the good father failed to finish said prayer with "through Jesus Christ our Lord, amen", and with the requisite Sign of the Cross.

And I've also remember that Cardinal Egan of New York repeatedly failed to do the very same exact things at the multitude of inter-faith prayer photo ops, post 9-11.

And so did the President of the University of Notre Dame before a game this past season (to a smattering of boos). As well as some bishop up in New Hampshire who said the invocation at a NASCAR event up North. As of late, whenever a Catholic cleric is on TV saying any given prayer, Jesus is forgotten and the Sign of the Cross is almost an embarrassment to them.

Can someone kindly tell me what the hell's going on?

Well, I think I do have this Father Coughlin mystery figured out. It turns out he was responsible for supervising the liturgical renewal called for by the Second Vatican Council as it was to be implemented in the parishes of the Archdiocese of Chicago. That explains much.

In 1984 Coughlin took a year long sabbatical, during which he studied Eastern and Western religions. That explains even more.

In 1995 he began working as Vicar for Priests of the Archdiocese of Chicago under Joseph Cardinal Bernardin. That explains it all.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

TLM Church Needs Our Help
Classic Steeple May Collapse

The 300-foot steeple of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Oratory is pulling away from the building damaging the roof and stained glass windows. Experts say the steeple foundation needs piering at a cost of a million dollars.

The rector at the Oratory, Father Karl Lenhardt, is also worried what damage water might do to the interior if rain and snow are allowed to seep in.

Those of us who love the traditional Latin Mass, especially in Catholic churches that look like churches (and have been spared ”wreckovation” on the inside), should help save this beautiful old church of our TLM brethren.

The church, in St. Louis City, is currently home to 700 to 800 TLM worshippers. Some congregants come from out of state to worship there.

Anyone interested in helping should mail their check to Fr. Lenhardt at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Oratory, 2653 Ohio Ave., St. Louis, MO 63118 or call 314-771-3100.
WHOOPS!!
But at least they treated him with cultural sensitivity
WARNING!! Foul language alert!

From the San Bernadino Sun
COLUMBUS, N.M. - On Sept. 5, a man calling himself Miguel Alfonso Salinas was apprehended off a deserted highway near the U.S.-Mexico border. The agents discovered three Mexican migrants in the vehicle with Alfonso Salinas. But what they discovered several days later made a far greater impression.

Alfonso Salinas was not who he seemed. He lied to the agents about who he was, where he came from and what he was doing. It would take nearly a week of interviews with federal agents before Alfonso Salinas would give his real name: Ayman Sulmane Kamal, a Muslim born in Egypt - a country designated as "special-interest" by the United States for sponsoring terrorism.

Kamal's case is not an isolated one. Evidence of "special-interest aliens" using the Mexican border to gain entry to the United States has been kept secret from the American public, according to federal law-enforcement agents, terrorism experts and critics of U.S. foreign policy with Mexico.

In 2005, the Border Patrol apprehended approximately 1.2 million people illegally in the U.S. Of those, 165,000 were from countries other than Mexico, and roughly 650 were, like Kamal, from special-interest countries, according to the Border Patrol.

Now why in the hell would hundreds and hundreds of "special interest aliens" from Yemen, Jordan, Chechnya, Goatturdistan or wherever shit hole 3d World used condom of a nation they oozed out from under, catch a plane to Mexico? Just so they could sneak across the border to the United States? I think not.

If all they're after is cradle to grave hand-outs from stupid White people, wouldn't it be a damn sight easier to jump the Dardanelles and leech off the uber-apologizing for WWII Germans, or the too arrogant to see the obvious French, or one of those quaint Lutefisk-For-Brains Scandinavian caliphates... oops, I mean... countries?

And in the meantime, we here in America continually screw around with those moronic (and oh, so politically correct) ideas like "moslem sensitivity training" for Transportation Security Administration personnel. Just so long as we feel good about ourselves, right? When in the hell will this liberal mental masturbation end? No time soon, I'll bet.

The way we're fighting this war is much akin to what artificial insemination is to the propagation of the species ~ totally devoid of emotion, and without any chance of Homeric accomplishment.

You know, during the Second World War, 2,000 Kamikazes killed or wounded 10,000 Allied sailors. I wonder just how many hundreds (or thousands?) of suicide happy "special interest aliens" are already here.

Oh, and by the way.... the Kamikazes didn't have access to nuclear, biological or chemical material.

Have a happy day.
The Vatican Gets It Wrong...
Again

VATICAN CITY, Dec 30 (Reuters) - The Vatican on Saturday condemned the execution of Saddam Hussein as a "tragic" event and warned that it risked fomenting a spirit of vendetta and sowing fresh violence in Iraq.

"A capital punishment is always tragic news, a reason for sadness, even if it deals with a person who was guilty of grave crimes," said Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi.

Oh really? Want to talk about what's tragic and filled with sadness?

Talk to the 300,000 plus who have been found in the mass graves (and 60% of those were women and children).

Talk to those who were fed, feet first, into industrial shredder machines.

Talk to those who were thrown into vats of acid.

Talk to the people who had limbs hacksawed off.

Talk to those who were tied down and tortured to death with power drills.

Does anyone really want me to post pictures of the atrocities perpetrated by this animal?

"The position of the Church (against capital punishment) has been restated often," he said.

This "spokesman" is talking out of both sides of his mouth. There's a difference between position and official teaching. We all know what the personal opinion of many in Rome is... and what the official teaching of The Church is.

2266 and 2267 show that the lawful and just execution of Saddam Hussein surely falls into the definitions that The Church prescribes. Rare, only in cases of extreme gravity, the value of expiation (does anyone remember "expiation of sin"?)

Today I said a prayer for the soul of Saddam Hussein. And in the meantime, the words of St. Dismas, The Good Thief, keep ringing in my ears --- "... but we are getting what we deserve".

And for those who belive in that silly, naive notion that the execution of Saddam Hussein will cause more death and mayhem, let me remind you that the terrorists have never needed a reason to cause death and mayhem, just an excuse.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Can We Borrow Him When You're Done?
I'd like to introduce him to some kids named Bush

As much as I tease the Brits about Prince Chuckie and Sea Biscuit, I've also shown my admiration of young Prince Harry.

In a conspicuous display of both patriotism and leadership by example, Prince Harry's off to war.

The UK Mail on Sunday reported that Harry told senior officers at Sandhurst on April 12: “If I am not allowed to join my unit in a war zone, I will hand in my uniform.”

In September 2005, he said: “There’s no way I’m going to put myself through Sandhurst and then sit on my arse back home while my boys are out fighting for their country.”

As I've said before... that young man will make a fine leader of men one day.

Oh, and in case you were wondering.... I'm still waiting to see if any of the Bush kids to sign up. I guess it's easier for them to "sit on their arse back home while others are out fighting for their country".

Good luck, Prince Harry. And may God bless ya, son.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Breck Girl To Run For President
All in favor of a clean and bouncy administration, say "aye"


He didn't even have the class to wait for President Ford to be buried. First class phony-baloney ambulance chaser extraordinaire, John Edwards announced today that he was running for President of these here United States of America.

The same guy who made his fortune suing the crap out of anyone with more than $2 in their pocket. The same guy who only served one term in the US Senate. The same guy who never had one piece of major legislation with his name on it... but was named by People magazine in 2000 as its choice for the "sexiest politician", wants to be the most powerful political figure on the face of the earth.

But in all fairness, Edwards did manage to finagle his name along with two other Democrats as co-sponsors to an amendment to a bill that never even made it out of Congress. And that's the highlights to his long and illustrious career in the Senate. Wow... talk about your power-brokers.

But I did notice that Edwards made his announcement in New Orleans, trumpeting his clarion call about "the two Americas". Does he mean the one America where people are honest and work hard to overcome adversity, and the other America where people cheat and steal everything they can? I noticed Edwards failed to mention the billion dollars in fraud and theft by scammers in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Anyone else notice that?

So the Democrats have foisted upon us the following choices for Prez;
~ Hillary "The Queen Bitch of Cell Block D" Clinton
~ Barack "I'll Be Shaving Any Day Now!" Obama
~ John "Don't Touch My Hair" Edwards

From here on out, they are forever to be officially known as "The Axis of Huh?"

The Dyke, The Tyke, The Hermaphrodite.

John Kerry Gets His Comeuppance
Pardon me if I don't feel sorry for him

From KXMC in North Dakota, John Kerry sitting alone in the U.S. Embassy chow hall.


Apparently Kerry also had to cancel a press conference because no one came, as well as work out alone without any soldiers bothering to talk to him or ask for an autograph.

I guess that’s what happens when you
imply that our troops serving in Iraq are stupid dupes who were forced to join the military and serve their country because they had no other career options available to them.

Serves him right, as far as I’m concerned. I wouldn’t want to eat with the guy either.

Where is the smug Kerry who laughed at American troops with all those safe, warm, spoiled-brat liberal college kids in California?

I just feel sorry for the troops in Iraq who will be ordered to pose with Kerry while the public relations weenies scramble to do damage control.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Say Hello To My Lil' Friend!
Paramedic Girl over at Salve Regina

Living proof (along with Carlton) that Canada belongs in my Brave New World Fearsome Foursome; Yanks, Brits, Ozzies, and the Canucks.

Other than the BNWFF, who else can save the world.... the French?

And Paramedic Girl can be our Official Band-Aide-Putter-Oner and Chief Boo-Boo Kisser.
Why Democrats Are The Secular Version Of Protestants
And *Republicans are secular version of Catholics (or should be, anyway)

This is really quite simple.... True Catholicism adheres to Faith and Works. True Republicans adhere to Rugged Individualism. Both beliefs can be summed up in the following; Stick by what you believe. Now get off your butt and actually do it.

True Protestantism adheres to Sola Fide (Faith Alone). True Democrats adhere to Big Government. Both beliefs can be summed up in the following; Something greater than yourself will take care of everything in your life. You don't have to actually do anything.

By the way, have you ever noticed that those within the Church who are so dead-set against the Traditional Latin Mass are the same ones who consistently support ultra-liberal Democrat politicians?

*and when I say Republicans, I mean like Ronald Reagan. Not RINO's (Republican In Name Only) like McCain, Romney, and Giuliani.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

According To The Sydney Morning Herald...
Parasite makes men dumb, women sexy

A common parasite can increase a women's attractiveness to the opposite sex but also make men more stupid, an Australian researcher says.

According to Sydney University of Technology infectious disease researcher Nicky Boulter, "infected men have lower IQs, achieve a lower level of education and have shorter attention spans. They are also more likely to break rules and take risks, be more independent, more anti-social, suspicious, jealous and morose, and are deemed less attractive to women.

"On the other hand, infected women tend to be more outgoing, friendly, more promiscuous, and are considered more attractive to men compared with non-infected controls. In short, it can make men behave like alley cats and women behave like sex kittens".

Time for a moment of clarity... dear Nicky Boulter, since when was beer classified as a parasite?

Monday, December 25, 2006

Grant Him Eternal Rest, O Lord
And may Your perpetual light shine upon him

Please remember Sgt Jesse Castro, US Army, in your prayers. He was killed in action in Iraq recently. He was the husband of my 1st cousin, Theresa.

From the Guam Pacific Daily News:

Just two days before Christmas and barely a week shy of his 23rd birthday, Army Sgt. Jesse Castro was laid to rest yesterday at the Guam Veterans Cemetery.

Castro leaves behind a widow, Theresa Castro, and a two-week-old son, Jesse Castro Jr.


Both shoulder lanes along Route 4 in Chalan Pago were lined with cars, buses and motorcycles, as mourners headed to Our Lady of Peace and Safe Journey Catholic Church to pay tribute to the fallen soldier. At the Castro family home, directly across from the Chalan Pago church, both the American and Guam flags were flown at half-staff in his honor.

[In a letter home] Jesse Castro wrote of an evening full of mortar attacks, where he helped move six children to safety. With tears in her eyes and a quiver in her voice, Theresa Castro read her husband's words describing picking up a sleeping 2-year-old girl.

"She woke up, looked at me, hugged me and went right back to sleep," Theresa Castro read. "At that point I realize there's a reason for me being here. My heart crumbled for those little ones that I can't do anything for."

As the many mourners wiped tears from their eyes, Jesus Doring [his mother] stood up to tell the story of her son who was found with a rosary in hand upon his tragic death.

Jesus had given Jesse Castro a rosary before his first deployment in Iraq. The soldier told his mother that it had saved him the first time around, although he had misplaced it. He had called her to send him another rosary, which he then carried with him through his second tour.

"The first rosary saved his life," Jesus said. "The second rosary saved his soul."

"I was so honored to be the mother of this child," Jesus told the crowd. "He took good care of us on earth, could you imagine what he can do for us in heaven?"

Why We Can Have A Safe Christmas Here At Home
God bless 'em, every one

One of Santa's Helpers (also known as Brigadier Gen. Charles Patton, deputy commanding general, II Marine Expeditionary Force), hands out Christmas chow to our warriors on Christmas Day.
The Three Wise (and heavily armed) Men

There's ALWAYS room for Jesus

Guard Duty, Iraq. Christmas Day


Sunday, December 24, 2006

'Twas The Night Before Christmas
Or, how I stayed awake for Midnight Mass

'Twas the night before Christmas, I'll try not to be crass.
'Cus I'm jacked-up on Red Bull waiting for Mass.
I've been awake for hours and it's hard to make words rhyming.
I'm starting to look like Nicholson in that freaky movie The Shining


Black coffee I suck down, cup after cup.
How I regret earlier drinking that half bottle of cough syrup.
I stare at the clock, I'm getting pretty damn irate.
Who's idea was it to have Midnight Mass so stinkin' late?


Then from the bottom of my gut there arose such a clatter.
Four burritos, extra cheese, mas jalapenos, they're all about to splatter.
Now Pepto! Now Bismol! Do your job, PRONTO!
On Tums! On Mylanta! Soothe my bowels, C'MON, VATO!


Now my bod's confused. Stimulants, depressants, now antacids too.
Simultaneous jitters and sleepiness. Time to crank up Led Zeppelin II.
Before you know it, I'm dancin' the Funky Monkey to Ramble On.
Unfortunately for me (and for the neighbors), it was out on the front lawn.


Mrs. Caveman (in true Southern fashion) takes
off her shoe and smacks me dead on the ass.
I'm shocked back to reality with her yelling
"quit screwin' around and get the hell ready for Mass!!"


I'm comin' down off my buzz, I think I'll be all right.
So it's Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!
Favorites Meme
Tagged by my buddy Mac over at Mulier Fortis


Your Favorite Film?
Easy one... The Quiet Man. John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ward Bond, Barry Fitzgerald, Ireland. Does it get any better than this? I have almost every line of dialogue memorized. That drives Mrs. Caveman crazy!


Your Favorite Film with a Religious theme?
The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima. Not exactly one of the best produced, directed or acted films ever made... but it's simplicity and sincerity make it one of my all time favorites.

Your Favorite Film Priest?

Though it's technically not an "entertainment film", there is a quick film clip that was shot by a US Navy cameraman aboard the USS Franklin during WWII, showing Chaplain (Lt. Cmdr) Joseph T. O'Callahan giving Last Rites to a dying American sailor. Father O'Callahan won the Medal of Honor for gallantry, and many credit his actions during the battle with saving the ship from destruction. Information on Fr. O'Callahan can be read here.

Everytime I look at that picture... just knowing that young boy is moments from death, but a good priest is there for him... I break down like a baby. Look at the serenity in that boy's face, and the anguish in Father O'Callahan's. If that doesn't rip your heart out, you aren't human.

Your Favorite Film Nun?
Deborah Kerr in Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison with Robert Mitchum. During WWII, an Irish missionary nun is stranded on a Japanese held island with an American Marine. They hide out together, trying to survive until the American forces liberate them. Hilarious scene where Robert Mitchum's character keeps putting his foot in his mouth trying to explain why "mackerel snappers" make such good Marines. One of the most decent films ever made.

I tag Father Gonzales, Father Richtsteig, Jay, Classic Dymphna, New Dymphna, Paul, and Christine

Saturday, December 23, 2006

More Caveman Christmas Stuff
In no particular order

Just random thoughts that make Cavemen happy during Christmastide ~

1. Napalm scented incense. You know the kind. It smells like.... victory.

2. A Christmas stocking that look an awful lot like a holster for an M-1911 .45 (remember the old ones that has "US" stamped on the leather flap?).

3. Gay Apparel that has to do with my Sunday Best... not garish clothing worn by a Backdoor Conquistador.

4. Fuggedabout 24 hours straight of It's A Wonderful Life or A Christmas Story, I wanna see a constant 24 hour loop of Senior Drill Instructor Gunnery Sergeant Hartmann (Former Marine Lee Ermy of Full Metal Jacket fame) sing Happy Birthday to Baby Jesus... and then him smacking the crap outta Private Joker for having the audacity of saying he doesn't love The Virgin Mary.

5. No more stupid culturally inclusive and politically correct Christmas TV specials. And no, I'm not going to watch Black Entertainment Television's A Very Special Malcolm X-Mas show.

6. Pop-up flares at Midnight Mass.

7. John Wayne added to the Litany of the Saints. Sancte Dukeae, Ora Pro Nobis.

8. Sandbags. You can never have enough sandbags.

9. The Vatican does get their own much talked about soccer team, but they get to be armed with those really cool Swiss Guard halberds. Papal privilege, you know.

10. That all the wonderful people reading this have a blessed and holy Christmas.
To Americans, Bethlehem Is Unfamiliar
And this is a big surprise... how?

In a recent survey, only 15% of the Americans surveyed realized that Bethlehem is a Palestinian town on the West Bank, with a mixed Muslim-Christian population.

Now I'm sure that no particular American demographic was targeted, but I'm curious what kind of responses they would have gotten from American Catholics if they would have asked them the following questions; (I'm not trying to be glib. Just ask these questions to some of your Catholic friends. You'll be shocked at some of the answers you get)

1. Do you know where The Tabernacle is in your home parish?
2. Do you know what's kept in a Tabernacle?
3. Do Catholics worship Mary?
4. Do you know why your priest sits down while a multitude of "Eucharistic Ministers" are the ones distributing Holy Communion? (this question doesn't pertain to all parishes, but to a rather sizable percentage, though)
5. Is it correct to take Holy Communion as long as you are a good person and have told God your sins?
6. Is The Eucharist a symbol of Jesus?
7. Do you know what mortal sin is?
8. Is Confession mandatory if you have committed a mortal sin?
9. Do you know where the Confessional is?
10. Do you know if your diocese has had to pay out lawsuit settlements because of homo-rapist "priests"?

And while I'm in the quiz mode, does anyone know who the right-wing crackpot dinosaur wrote the following (read this carefully... it's stunning);

The Church's language must be universal (and) immutable. Modern languages change, and no single one is superior to the others in authority. Thus if the truths of the Church were entrusted to an unspecified number of them, the meaning of these truths... would not be manifested to everyone with clarity and precision. There would be no language (to) serve as a common and constant norm. But Latin is such a language. It is set and unchanging.

Finally, the Catholic Church has a dignity far surpassing that of every merely human society, for it was founded by Christ the Lord. It is altogether fitting, therefore, that the language it uses should be noble, majestic, and non-vernacular.

In addition, the Latin language "can be called truly catholic." It has been consecrated through constant use by the Apostolic See, the mother and teacher of all Churches, and must be esteemed "a treasure ... of incomparable worth.". It is a general passport to the proper understanding of the Christian writers of antiquity and the documents of the Church's teaching. It is also a most effective bond, binding the Church of today with that of the past and of the future in wonderful continuity.

1. Pope St. Pius V during the Council of Trent.

2. Vir Speluncae Catholicus in one of his more lucid moments.

3. Archbishop Marcel Lefevbre, founder of the SSPX.

4. Blessed Pope John XXIII in his Apostolic Constitution Veterum Sapientia.

Yep... it was Pope John who wrote that. You know, I use to lean towards the notion that Pope John XXIII was big into the Protestantization of Catholicism with V2 being the catalyst. But the more I read about it, the more I'm leaning that after Pope John's death, Vatican II really was hijacked by the Modernists and Liberals.

Friday, December 22, 2006

I Have A GREAT Idea!!
It's a win, win, win situation

To all of our European "allies" that constantly whine about the plight of those poor, misunderstood souls that we mean ol' Americans have holed up in Gitmo Bay... have I got a deal for you!

Here's what we'll do. Without prior notice or warning, we'll empty Gitmo of all those who you care so much about, and in the dead of night, we'll send equal numbers of them to various affluent, wealthy and vulnerable neighborhoods of Paris, Madrid, Berlin, Stockholm, Dublin, Vienna, and Oslo so they can skip and frolic hither and yon... doing what they do best. And we all know what that is.

Oh, and I'm sure they'll show the utmost respect to your wives and daughters as they kick-in the doors to your homes. That is after they decapitate all the men they find cowering in the shadows.

I for one would be tickled pink to see what kind of productive and model citizens these guys turn out to be in The New and Improved Europe.

You guys care about 'em so damn much.... you keep 'em. You idiots are hell-bent on cultural suicide anyway.
Another Case Of "Stupid Americans"
We tried to tell you....

According to ABC News, the #2 man for al-Qaeda, Ayman al Zawahri, has just sent a message to the Democrats;

"The first is that you aren't the ones who won the midterm elections, nor are the Republicans the ones who lost. Rather, the Mujahideen -- the Muslim Ummah's vanguard in Afghanistan and Iraq -- are the ones who won, and the American forces and their Crusader allies are the ones who lost."

Zawahri calls on the Democrats to negotiate with him and Osama bin Laden, not others in the Islamic world who Zawahri says cannot help.

"And if you don't refrain from the foolish American policy of backing Israel, occupying the lands of Islam and stealing the treasures of the Muslims, then await the same fate," he said.

Slowly... slowly.... the American people will see what a huge mistake it was to put the Defeatocrats into power in the US Congress. A vote for a Democrat is a vote for terrorists. How much longer 'till we see Nancy Pelosi waving a piece of paper and talking about "peace in our time"?
You're A Mean One... Sister Grinch
"Catholic" nun squashes CHRISTmas presents at a "Catholic" hospital

I'm sure you've seen the picture-link I have at the upper left-hand side of this blog dedicated to Our Lady of Akita. After you read this post.... PLEASE (if you haven't done so already) read the link I provided on the Akita warnings that our Holy Mother gave us.

Here's a bit of the article concerning a "nun" who won't let gifts having any reference to Jesus passed out to patients in an allegedly "Catholic" hospital. All italics and bold done for emphasis are by me.

TAMPA, December 21, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – When a group of teachers and sisters from Villa Madonna Catholic school tried to brighten up patients’ hospital stay with Christian-themed gifts, the nun in charge of St. Joseph's Children's Hospital missions decreed that such gifts were inappropriate. A nun from a different order, Sr. Kim Keraitis, who helped organize the gift giving responded she found the political correctness of the decree appalling.

The St. Petersburg Times reports that the decision was made that religiously neutral ornaments that read "Joy to the World" and "Peace on Earth" were in; lapel pins depicting Christ’s birth, ornaments with "Merry Christmas," and Jesus-themed T-shirts were out.

Sister Pat Shirley, a member of the Franciscan order that founded the Tampa hospital in 1934, told local media, “Yes, we were founded by Catholic sisters, but we serve everybody in our community.”

“We have to create an environment in which all feel comfortable, whether it be Christmas or Hanukkah or Gasparilla or any circumstance,” Sr. Pat said St. Joseph’s vice president of missions. “Gasparilla” is an annual summer tourist festival sponsored by the city of Tampa based on local pirate myths.
(Don't you just love the way she lumps CHRISTmas in with a tourist festival centered on pirate myths?)

“It's not Tampa General,” Sister Keraitis of the Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco and principal of Villa Madonna school said. “It's not Wal-Mart. It's a Catholic hospital, so if you want to distribute items that say 'Merry Christmas,' even if there are people there that are of other faiths, it's kind of understood that it's a Catholic hospital."

Among the gifts organized by Sr. Keraitis were red T-shirts the read, "Jesus is the heart of Christmas ... Villa Madonna wishes you a Merry Christmas."

The Franciscan Sisters’ politically correct attitude was not shared by parents of patients, however. Kimmie Martinez, a Villa Madonna teacher said that when the group was told they would not be allowed to distribute the gifts without parental consent, they toured the halls singing Christmas songs and parent’s accepted the gifts “eagerly”.

The volunteers asked if patients believed in Jesus and if they did, they got the gifts, Sister Keraitis said.

"I don't want to cause a big stir, but my concern was the fact that it's a Catholic institution," Sister Keraitis said. "Within the Catholic institution, we shouldn't have to apologize for saying 'Merry Christmas' to people."

The Franciscan Sisters of Allegany have missions in Brazil, Jamaica and Bolivia but are experiencing the same drought of candidates as most of the orders of Catholic sisters who ‘reformed’ in the 1960’s. They currently have two candidates for admission in the US.
(big shocker there, huh?)

And in what will come as a shock to no one, the principal of the Catholic school is a member of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (Salesian Sisters), and this is how they attire themselves ~



Sister Grinch is a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, and this is how they attire themselves ~
Is anyone REALLY surprised?

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Maybe They Just Really, Really REALLY Like The Name
Nahhh... that couldn't be it
WARNING! Harsh language alert!

For some odd reason, I have a tough time convincing myself that English and Welsh families really like the name Mohammed enough to give it to their sons.

Hmmmmm... Mohammed Smythe-Dumbarton? Muhammed Llywelyn? Mohammed Gwynne? Mohammed Windsor?

Nope, I ain't buyin' it. So why is Mohammed a more popular name for baby boys in England and Wales than George (of St. George fame)? According to The Telegraph of London, it's "reflecting the diverse ethnic mix of the population".

Oh, BULLSHIT! It's because you British are allowing the barbarian hordes to take over your nation while you hand it to them on a silver platter.

Hey English and Welsh... how's it feel knowing your Patron Saint was just overtaken by Mohammed?
Christmas Decorations
Marine Corps style

Get it, a cartridge in a bare tree
How To Deal With Telemarketers
Caveman style
Idea stolen from Paramedic Girl at Salve Regina.

How my dear old dad (May God rest his soul) dealt with 'em --

Telemarketer: May I speak with Paul XXXX?
Cavedad: *sniffling* I'm sorry, this is Paul's brother. Paul just died.
Telemarketer : *stunned silence*
Cavedad: Does this mean you'll take us off your list?
Telemarketer: Of course, sir!
Cavedad: Thank you ever so much. *Dad hangs up and laughs hysterically for a full 30 seconds*

How Mrs. Caveman deals with 'em --

Telemarketer: May I speak with Mr. XXXX?
Mrs. Caveman: No... he's in rehab right now.
Telemarketer: *somewhat taken aback* May I speak to you, Ma'am?
Mrs. Caveman: I'd love to talk to ya, sugar, but I've got a hangover that's killing me! Just take us off your list, OK? And as she hangs up, she says towards the phone (ensuring the telemarketer can hear her) God, I need a beer! *Mrs Caveman laughs hysterically for a full 30 seconds*

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Poor Mother Teresa
To even be associated with this garbage...

Quiz time, fellow bloglodytes. What happens when you go against some of the very basics of Sacred Scripture and Church Law concerning the Sin Of Sodom? Along with that, what happens when Rome officially orders you silenced concerning your attempted legitimatization of sodomy? Even with all that going on, you cease to obey Rome, and continue to promote sodomy? And to make this all even more bizarre, along with all this, you continually defend a homosexual child-raping "priest".

Simple! You win the 2006 Mother Teresa Award!

Here's a few tid-bits;

Los Angeles, December 19, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Sister Jeannine Gramick, who became a notorious figure after she was ordered by the Vatican in 2000 to desist from all pastoral work involving homosexuals, has been honored by being named a 2006 Mother Teresa Award Laureate.

Sr. Gramick's public life has been dedicated almost exclusively to promoting the idea that homosexuality is a legitimate "alternative" lifestyle and is morally acceptable to the Catholic Church. On account of the nature of her "ministry", in 2000 Gramick - along with the co-founder of New Ways Ministry, Father Robert Nugent-was ordered by the Vatican to discontinue all ministry with homosexuals. The Vatican statement charged that Gramick's teachings on homosexuality "have caused confusion among the Catholic people and have harmed the community of the Church."

In her public response to the Vatican notification Sr. Gramick made clear her intent to disobey the Vatican order to remain silent and desist from ministry. Since then she has continued to be active in the effort to promote the homosexual lifestyle, as well as homosexual "marriage", and has continually and vocally condemned Catholic teachings and documents on homosexuality.

Bill Donahue, president of the U.S. Catholic League, expressed his disgust at the honoring of Sr. Gramick with the Mother Teresa Award in a statement to LifeSiteNews.com: "Surely they could have found someone more worthy for this award than Sr. Jeannine Gramick," he said. "Any person who to this day is still trying to rescue the reputation of the disgraced child-molester Paul Shanley is not worthy of any commendation."

Paul Shanley is the defrocked priest who in February 2005 was found guilty of the statutory rape of a minor and received a sentence of 12 to 15 years in prison. Since his sentencing Sr. Jeannine has continued to defend the innocence of Shanley, who in the past had been an ally of her efforts to promote homosexuality.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The Biggest Sell Outs In Classic Rock
Can you think of any others?

5. Sting proved he could rock, with songs such as When The World Is Running Down and Synchronisity. But then he sold-out for a boatload of cash to team up with P-Diddy Puffy Daddy Sean Oompaloompa Combs, in a tribute to some gunned down thug (The Notorious F.A.T.) who is suppose to be a role model? *insert sarcasm here*


4. The Doobie Brothers started out playing in Hells Angels biker bars in Northern California. And they ROCKED! But as the years went on and the line-up changed, in a last gasp at relevancy they brought Michael McDonald on board as the lead singer. His singing voice can best be described as sounding like Elvis with his jaw wired shut. Oh, and the music really sucked.


3. Aerosmith tore it to shreds with songs such as Toys In The Attic and Train Kept A Rollin'. And yes, they did put out a couple of fairly crappy albums.... but to turn to Rap? To the former Bad Boys of Rock --- your street cred is hereby revoked in perpetuity.


2. The death of the most underrated guitarist in Rock and Roll, Terry Kath, sounded the death knell for Chicago as a legitimate Rock band. After he's gone, Peter Cetera and Friends sell out and becomes nothing more than Air Supply with a horns section.

Side note - Jimi Hendrix once said "You gotta check out this guy Terry Kath. He's the best guitar player in the universe."


1. Kashmir has just been raped. Jimmy Page sells out. P-Diddy Puffy Daddy Sean Oompaloompa Combs strikes again. Film at eleven. Enjoy the money, Page, you pimp.
Happy Anniversary, Vatican II
*My open letter to the world's "progressive" bishops.

We're rapidly approaching the 45th anniversary of the opening session of the Second Vatican Council. I am tempted to make a list of 45 positive things that V2 has accomplished in it's many years, but neither would they be charitable nor do I think that I could actually think of 45 positive things. And, thus, I shall restrain myself.

Considering that it was V2's "spirit" that was the catalyst for the liturgical and doctrinal reign of terror that almost destroyed Catholicism, I shall not miss this opportunity to congratulate the "spirit" of V2 on at least some of it's more notable accomplishments in the last 45 years:

Congratulations, Bishops, on 45 years of sacramental commitment to a Mystical Body in which you, collectivly, most evidently do not believe.

Congratulations, Bishops, on causing two entire generations of Roman Catholics to disbelieve the True Presence of Their Lord in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.

Congratulations, Bishops, on the formation of virtually an entire presbyterate that doesn't believe in any semblance of absolute truth.

Congratulations, Bishops, on tearing the hearts of the faithful Catholics to pieces, either by your negligence or your malice... or both.

Congratulations, Bishops. You were given a flock of young sheep: to protect, to shepherd, to feed, to nourish, to love, to bring home to Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Most Holy Eucharist. Instead, Bishops, you attacked your young flocks from behind and blinded it with your relativistic ways, slaughtering the strong ones who persevered, and sacrificing them to the Wolf himself.

Many of you readers will find me to be rash, overdramatic, and unduly angry when it comes to my comments on the fruits of Vatican II. To you, I respond this: Holy Men and Women have suffered the most painful deaths imaginable over the last 2,000 years in order to keep Our Lord's Holy Church pure and unstained. Men and women have died by sword, fire, torture, even crucifixion itself, to protect the Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Body in the Sacred Host of the Altar.

Many bishops, at the same time that they "prayed" for such men and women at the Altar of Sacrifice, spit upon their martyred bodies with their administrative irreverence, their sacramental apathy, and their negligence of the flocks over which they led to the wolves.

May the memory of your reigns be preserved in the minds of the Catholic faithful world-wide, Bishops. May we never again allow such men to lead us to such a fate as all of you have led us. And, all the Saints in heaven, the many bishops namesakes, pray for them. Pray that, in their dying days, they may come to realize the truth of the true Church that they led astray for 45 years. Pray that they might be converted to the Faith that they so openly despise.

Jesus Christ, have mercy upon all of us, sinners as we are.

*I have openly "borrowed" from a blog that is no longer in existence. Prior to that blog being deleted, it's owner told me that I was free to use any or all of the postings he had done, and I could feel free to make changes as I saw fit. Please know that no plagiarism has taken place. If the owner of said blog happens to be reading this and is displeased with the changes I have made, please leave a comment for me and I will either make the changes you desire, or I'll delete the posting in it's entirety.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Are There Any Real Men Left In Europe?
Maybe they all drink soy milk

I sure am glad my ancestors left/got-their-asses-kicked-out-of Europe, especially after reading this article from a Norwegian news portal.

It's nothing new that moslem punks have turned pack-rape of European girls into an art form. These little maggots even coined a slang word for it... tournantes, "take your turn".

But the attitude of Europeans towards this is just stunning to me. Here're a few tid-bits from the report;

Two out of three charged with rape in Norway's capital are immigrants with a non-western background according to a police study. The number of rape cases is also rising steadily.The study is the first where the crime statistics have been analyzed according to ethnic origin. [emphasis mine]

Of the 111 charged with rape in Oslo last year, 72 were of non-western ethnic origin, 25 are classified as Norwegian or western and 14 are listed as unknown. [emphasis mine]

Rape charges in the capital are spiraling upwards, 40 percent higher from 1999 to 2000 and up 13 percent so far this year.

Police Inspector Gunnar Larsen of Oslo's Vice, Robbery and Violent crime division says the statistics are surprising - the rising number of rape cases and the link to ethnic background are both clear trends. But Larsen does not want to speculate on the reasons behind the worrying developments. [emphasis mine]

While 65 percent of those charged with rape are classed as coming from a non-western background, this segment makes up only 14.3 percent of Oslo's population. Norwegian women were the victims in 80 percent of the cases, with 20 percent being women of foreign background. [emphasis mine]


Did anyone else notice a common thread? I did. What the hell is "non-western ethnic origin"?

Could they possibly be all those Japanese that have recently emigrated to Norway? Nahhh.... Maybe it's all them thar wiley Bolivians seen hob-nobbing in all the swankiest places in Olso? Nahhh.... Ya think it could be the hordes of Zulus that have taken up residency in Scandinavia? Nahhh....

I know what it is. Arab moslems. And to make matters worse, the Norwegians are so gutless that they won't even come out and say it. These little moslem bastards in Scandinavia are wearing shirts saying '2025, That's When We Take Over'. Sheesh... has anyone found any testicle donors for the alleged "men" in Europe?

Possibly I'm being too harsh. If there are any Euro-dudes reading this who agree with me, please leave a comment. I'd like to know that I'm not the only one who's disgusted by all this politically correct bullshit.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

SCROLL DOWN!!
Yeah, I'm talkin' to YOU!

Sorry to be so abrupt, but we here at The Lair have been busy little beavers this week-end. Tons o' postings, you know.

Please scroll down all the way to Friday. You'll be glad ya did!
And The Winner Of The First Annual Mr. Subtlety Award is...
Are you all atwitter with anticipation yet?

That enigmatic Franciscan in the larval stage, young DKD3 up Duke University way, just dropped a couple of 500 lb. cannisters of the flaming stuff right down the throat of our former bishop, or should I just call him "Joe" as he preferred?

Maybe I'll just stick with my personal favorite; the poster boy for Our Lady of Akita.

Anyhow, this is one of the best postings I've read in quite a while. And I can already tell that this young man will be the Modernists worse nightmare ~ a thinking Traditionalist who also utilizes a sea-bag for a jock strap.

And the sad part is... what he wrote applies to literally hundreds and hundreds of bishops world-wide.

UPDATE!!!

Sorry gang, young DKD3's blog has vanished from the blogosphere. I don't know the circumstances, and so I won't jump to any conclusions. But I will say that it's somewhat *strange* that he had a biting post concerning our past bishop, and within a matter of hours, the entire blog no longer exists.

Interesting.....
It Takes All Of Two Minutes
Traditionalists of the world, UNITE in defense of Christian Civilization
Hat Tip to New Catholic over at Rorate Caeli

If you wish to join the thousands who want to lend their support to the Socci Manifesto,

Write to: lettere@ilfoglio.it

Subject: Appello di Antonio Socci

Text: “Esprimiamo il nostro plauso per la decisione di Benedetto XVI di cancellare la proibizione dell’antica messa in latino secondo il messale di san Pio V, grande patrimonio della nostra cultura da salvare e riscoprire”. [English: "We express our praise for the decision of Benedict XVI to cancel the prohibition of the ancient Mass in Latin according to the Missal of Saint Pius V, a great legacy of our culture, which must be saved and rediscovered."]

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Random Thoughts For A Sunday Morning
In no particular order

~ For Christmas, I don't want a gravy boat. I want a boat full of gravy. Just a thought. Graaaaavyyyy....arrrrrrgh.

~ The next time a bleeding heart, multi-zillionaire, limousine liberal, lily white Chalkasian starts screeching about "a woman's right to choose", remind them that between 1882 and 1968 3,446 blacks were lynched in the United States. That number is now surpassed in less than three days by abortion. Between the liberals love for abortion, and their phony "caring about the plight of African-Americans"... it should be fun to watch their head explode as they try to come to grips with this. Just a thought.

~ The USCCB just put out a press release concerning a trade bill congress just passed for Haiti. Not a whole helluva lot was said about the millions and millions of dollars spent on settlements for the rapists they protected. Oh, and the same press release referred to the numero uno Poncho Lady of the Episcopalians as The Most Rev.Katharine Jefferts Shori. Possibly someone should remind our good bishops that the Catholic Church doesn't recognize the Episcopalians as having valid orders. Just a thought.

Speaking of the USCCB, Time magazine must have taken their cue from the USCCB when it came time for them to name their "Person of the Year". Much like who most American bishops want us to worship, Time has chosen YOU as the person of the year. It's all about the individual, baby. Alllllllll about the individual. Just a thought.
For satan himself Transformeth himself Into An Angel Of Light
2 Cor: 14 Douay-Rheims Bible

John Edwards to announce his candidacy for the presidency ---

Saturday, December 16, 2006

The Theology Of Street Signs
Yet another amazing analogy

First there came "The Theology of Punctuation".

Then there was "The Theology Of Velcro".

Then came "The Theology Of Victimization".

After that, "The Theology Of Alfred E. Newman".

Lastly, I gave to the world "The Theology of Ostriches".

I now give to you,"The Theology of Street Signs"!

Traditional Catholicism

The Spirit of Vatican II
And don't tell me I'm not the only one who sees this.
Soy Milk Dangerous to Your Little Boy's Health
Can you say HOMOgenized?

There's a slow poison out there that's severely damaging our children and threatening to tear apart our culture. The ironic part is, it's a "health food," one of our most popular.

The dangerous food is soy. Soybean products are feminizing, and they're all over the place. You can hardly escape them anymore, say Jim Rutz in World Net Daily.

Unfortunately, when you eat or drink a lot of soy stuff, you're also getting substantial quantities of estrogens.

Estrogens are female hormones. If you're a woman, you're flooding your system with a substance it can't handle in surplus. If you're a man, you're suppressing your masculinity and stimulating your "female side," physically and mentally.

Research is now showing that when you feed your baby soy formula, you're giving him or her the equivalent of five birth control pills a day. A baby's endocrine system just can't cope with that kind of massive assault, so some damage is inevitable. At the extreme, the damage can be fatal.

Soy is feminizing, and commonly leads to a decrease in the size of the penis, sexual confusion and homosexuality. That's why most of the medical (not socio-spiritual) blame for today's rise in homosexuality must fall upon the rise in soy formula and other soy products.
The Slaughter Of The Innocents Continues
Don't say we didn't warn you
WARNING! Graphic medical language. I actually cried with rage after I read this story.

A very disturbing story from London's Daily Mail. Here's just a few snippets;

The babies who are murdered to order
By MATTHEW HILL

The plastic bag looks as if it contains meat. But then a right leg is taken from it and placed surgically on the morgue table, followed by the left one. Then the torso. The head follows, a gaping cavity where the brain used to be.

But it is only when the gloved hand of the pathologist examines the tiny fingers of a baby aged about 30 weeks that the full horror of what I am witnessing sinks in.

This shocking scene was captured on video at post-mortem examinations carried out on behalf of Ukrainian mothers who claim their babies were stolen from them at birth.

The babies were taken at birth to have their organs and stem cells harvested as part of a sickening but highly lucrative international trade [in fetal stem cells].

My inquiries took me around the world, from a private clinic in the Caribbean to the desolate back streets of the Ukraine. What I uncovered is a disturbing tale involving claims of murder, conspiracy . . . and a sickening new beauty treatment.

Tatyana showed me the video she had been allowed to record of the post-mortem examinations that followed. The gruesome film shows the carcasses of babies, some of whom were full-term, with their organs and brains missing. Neurones in infants' brain are a rich source of stem cells.

Another body shown in the video is so badly dismembered it has to be put together piece by piece, like a jigsaw. Dismemberment is not standard autopsy practice and could, according to experts, indicate stem cells were harvested from bone marrow.

Remember folks... this is the fruit of "choice", "freedom", "progress". Anyone else shaking with anger yet?

May God have mercy on us.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Are They Even In The Same Church?
For some queer reason, I don't think so

DENVER, Colorado, December 14, (LifeSiteNews.com) - Catholics who experience homosexual attraction are called to face the challenge of living celibately, said Fr. John Harvey, founder of Courage, a Catholic ministry that offers help and support to men and women with homosexual inclinations.

So how exactly does Fr. Harvey lead homosexuals to the correct answer as Catholics?

“So the answer is, simply, learn how to get back to Christ, how to lead a good life without marriage — how to train yourself to be a celibate person and lead a good life.”

Homosexuality is an “objective disorder”, Fr. Harvey said, because it can never lead to the fundamental purposes of sex--union between a man and a woman and the potential procreation of children.

Now we come to the good folks at something called the Catholic Community of St. Francis in Raleigh, NC. I guess calling themselves a parish is just a little too Catholic.

But anyhow, "we reach out to provide spiritual nourishment for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people (what, nothing about bestiality or necrophiliacs? FOR SHAME!) and their families and friends. We seek to affirm the intrinsic value and self-worth of all people and to welcome them into full participation in the faith community."

So how exactly do the folks at the St. Francis so-called "gay and lesbian ministry" lead homosexuals to the correct answer as Catholics?

They set up a booth annually at both the N.C. Pride and the Gay Film Festival. And they went all out and set-up another booth at the Gay Pride festivities at Duke University.

No where do they mention abstinence. Never do they bring up living celibately. They list all sorts of sodomite-friendly "resources" available, but nary a word of Fr. Harvey's Courage Apostolate.

Ohhhhh.... I get it now, they purposefully went to the NC Pride gathering, the Gay Film Festival, and the Duke Gay Pride ceremonies to tell everyone that abstinence/celibacy are the correct course of action, because after all, the Teaching of Holy Mother the Church is that homosexuality is an “objective disorder".

If you believe that, I've got a bridge in New York I'd like to sell you.

Shame on everyone in the Diocese of Raleigh that allows this slap in the face of The Church to continue.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

What Lavender Mafia!?
Stretch it open... wide open!

Little Fr. Timmie Radcliffe, the former Master General of the Dominican Order, has stated that we all should "...begin by standing beside gay people.... And this means letting our imaginations be stretched open to watching Brokeback Mountain [a homosexual propaganda movie], reading gay novels, having gay friends..."

Well, I'm sure something got stretched open.

Oh, by the way... lil' Timmie was also quoted in November 2005: "Any deep-rooted prejudice against others, such as homophobia or misogyny, would be grounds for rejecting a candidate for the priesthood, but not their sexual orientation."

Bombardier to pilot --- the bomb bay doors are open, Captain.
HEY! It's Enrico Pallazzo!!
You know, the noted opera star

There's a new commercial out, and it shows a couple of guys who have the lyrics to The Clash's "Rock The Casbah" totally (and hysterically) screwed-up.

That got me to thinking about various song lyrics that we've all butchered through-out the years.

Some of my favorites are;

Beatles "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"/"The girl with colitis goes by"

Elton John "Tiny Dancer"/"Hold me closer, Tony Danza"

Creedence Clearwater Revival "Bad Moon Rising"/"There's a bathroom on the right"

But the all-time king is this (and it kills me every time I see it) ~



And even though it has nothing to do with song lyrics, I just have to add the Umpire Dance, just vecause it's so damn funny!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

"Italian Political Party Petitions For Latin Mass"
Is Traditional Catholicism patriotic, or unmistankenly Catholic... or both?

Rome, Dec. 13, 2006 (CWNews.com) - Italy’s National Alliance party is leading a petition drive among Catholics in the Liguria region, asking the bishops there to allow at least one Sunday Mass each week celebrated in the Tridentine rite.

The National Alliance, concerned about the steady influx of immigrants from South America and Eastern Europe into Liguria, argues that the use of the 1962 Missal would be an effective way to help integrate the new residents into the region’s traditional culture.

Gee, "integrate everyone together". Isn't that precisely one of the main reasons Pope St. Gregory the Great first brought about the Latin Mass 1,500 years ago, and Pope St. Pius V expanded it's use 500 years ago?

But hey, who am I to argue with this 'Spirit of Vatican II' inspired Tower of Babel that tries so hard to be everything to everyone. We all know how well that's worked out these past 40 odd years, huh?

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

This May Come As A Shock To You
But she isn't a real nurse

In another case of either; the American people are the most lawsuit-happy folks on the face of the earth, or the stupidest... a group has brought a lawsuit against the Heart Attack Grill of Arizona because someone might really be in need of emergency medical help and mistake one of their waitresses as a real nurse.

Other examples of extreme greed and/or stupidity include the following warning labels;

On a baby stroller: Remove child before folding stroller.

On a hair dryer: Do not use while sleeping.

On a bar of soap: Use like regular soap.

On a frozen dinner: Serving suggestion - defrost.

On a hotel provided shower cap: Fits one head.

On a sleeping aid: Warning - may cause drowsiness.

On a string of Christmas lights: For indoor or outdoor use only.

On a bag of peanuts: Warning - contains nuts.

On an airline packet of nuts: Open packet, eat nuts.

In an automobile owner's manual: Warning: Do not shift into reverse while driving forward.

Monday, December 11, 2006

The Infamous "Barney Blessing"
...at the end of the equally infamous "Holloween Mass"

In the truest example of "The Spirit of Vatican II", you've all waited patiently... so here it is.

Try not to puke too much.
Welcome To Nancy's World
As heard on Fox News this morning

You know what the scariest thing about Nancy Pelosi is? Every morning when she wakes up, she actually thinks that San Francisco is normal.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

One Of The Saddest Videos I've Seen In A Long, Long Time
"Caring Liberals" at their finest
WARNING! Foul language alert!

No, this isn't spontaneous, it isn't the actual words of an 8-yr-old, and it certainly isn't truthful.

But the sad thing is... many on the Loony Left will take this as a realistic example of what most American kids think. But then again, those idiots look upon The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as a source for objective news.

A Sure Fire Way To Not Only Win An Argument...
But to end it, as well

Another pearl of wisdom from Mrs. Caveman today that ended our little tiff dead in it's tracks ~

"You know, if I killed you when we first got married, I'd be out on parole by now."

I just stood there dumbfounded as she smiled and walked away singing "I win!!"
What Happened To God's Rotweiller?
Has he become a yapping Yorkie?

With the exception of his recent screw-up at the Blue Mosque, I've been a cautious supporter of Pope Benedict. Just type his name on the blog search in the upper left hand corner of this blog, and you'll see that I speak the truth. The vast majority of posts that I've commented on the pope have been supportive of him.

But I swear... I'm getting the unmistakable impression that the one time PanzerKardinal has become the Yugo Pope.

Case in point - I see the latest news story from Zenit with the headline, Benedict XVI Offers an Answer to Church's Crisis, with the sub-headline Urges a Rediscovery of Greatness of God's Love.

Here's the first sentence (just to give you an idea what the entire news story's like);

VATICAN CITY, DEC. 7, 2006 - The answer to the crisis the Church is facing, especially in the West, consists proclaiming and rediscovering the grandeur of God's love, experienced in prayer, says Benedict XVI.

Ok, that's all well and fine. But in all fairness, a 9th Grader could have penned that.

Meanwhile ~

Seminaries and Chancery Offices are scandal ridden. Millions and millions of dollars are still being paid out.

Families and grade schools are not teaching or learning the Faith. Catholic schoolchildren know all about Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, but how many even know what an Ember Day is?

Churches are closing by the truck-load (to help pay for sexual predators, or because these are no Faithful in the pews... or both?).

Millions are losing the Faith, and the majority of those who do convert still haven't a clue to even the basics of Catholicism.

Entire Catholic countries have apostatized. And in many of those nations, their Catholic Bishops Conference have the consistent habit of telling the pope to go to hell. Or if they're in a particularly giving mood, they'll just ignore him.

To the pope, Faith is wonderful. But it's only half the equation. We need to see some Works coming out of Rome as well. When I start seeing heads roll... when I start seeing flat-out heretics in Roman Collars taken out of positions of authority... when I see Rome demand that Catholic politicians conduct themselves like Catholics or face excommunication, then I'll take Pope Benedict seriously.

In the meantime, I'm getting that sick feeling in the pit of my gut that this is just more of the same old, same old.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

I'm Surprised The Jesuits Haven't Already Done This
Inspired by Fr Richtsteig over at Orthometer
WARNING! Harsh language alert.

Welcome Sisters and Brothers to Sts. Ché and Fidel Progressive Faith
Community in the Catholic Tradition of the Greater San Francisco Bay Area!

Greetings from our Pastoral Staff. Father Neil (left) and Father Bob (right) look forward to some much needed down time.

Meet our Liturgical Committee!

Instead of those clunky insence-filled censors, let's all
burn one with Sister Mary Zig-Zag!

Join in with Father Chester as he lures youngsters to his Youth Ministry.
Accept Jesus, and get a FREE Playstation 3!

Please give freely of your Time, Talent and Treasure (mostly treasure) so we can continue our renovation of repressive worship spaces like this one...

So we can clear the land for a more outdoorsy, enviro-frendly space...
like this one showing Deaconess Saffron Saggyboobs;

Those felt wall-banners proclaiming the Tickle-Me-Jesus are just soooo passé! Come visit the Shrine of Our Buddy Jesus! Hear a variety of pre-recorded messages such as "You're so cool!", "Who luv's ya, baby?", and our all time most requested "Shit happens, but mostly to Me. So don't you get to worrying!"

Friday, December 08, 2006

The Lair Get's It's Own Official Theme Song
Anyone remember The Jimmy Castor Bunch?

And yes, this is how I use to spend my lonely nights until I went down to the lake and met the future Mrs. Caveman


RIGHT ON!! RIGHT ON!! HOT PANTS!! HOT PANTS!!
UUUUUUGGGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!
4-Year-Old Charged With Sexual Harassment
More from the politically correct front

Just when you thought it couldn't get any weirder... you read it right, a 4-yr-old was charged with sexual harassment. That's right, a PRE-Kindergartener.

Here's the story;

A four-year-old hugged his teachers aide and was put into in-school suspension, according to the father. But La Vega school administrators have a different story.
Damarcus Blackwell's four-year-old son was lining-up to get on the bus after school last month, when he was accused of rubbing his face in the chest of a female employee.

The principal of La Vega Primary School sent a letter to the Blackwells that said the pre-kindergartener demonstrated "inappropriate physical behavior interpreted as sexual contact and/or sexual harassment."

Blackwell says it's ridiculous that the aide would misread a hug from a four-year-old. Blackwell wrote to administrators demanding that the whole incident be expunged from his son's academic file because his son is too young to know what it means to act sexually.

David Davis, the executive director of the Advocacy Center in Waco tends to agree with Blackwell. He says assuming the boy has not had sexual encounters, or been inappropriately exposed to pornography, most four-year-olds are sexually innocent.

Blackwell got a response from the La Vega administration. The sexual references on the discipline referral were removed. But the thing that makes Blackwell most upset is they told him "your request for an apology by the aide and removal of all paperwork regarding this incident is denied." Now the young student's file will refer to the incident as "inappropriate physical contact." And Blackwell says he will continue to fight the district.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

And Un-Born Babies Still Feel Being Tortured To Death
And excruciating pain it is, indeed

The Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act introduced by Rep. Chris Smith (R- New Jersey), failed by a vote of 250-162, short of the two-thirds majority required under rules that limit debate.

Smith said the bill would have made abortion slightly more humane.

"Not only is abortion violence against children, but now we know that abortions are painful to the baby as well," Smith said in debate on the House floor. "We ought to at least allow that child pain medication."

The bill would also have required doctors to provide patients with a consent form requesting or refusing anesthesia for the unborn baby.

Here is a link to the actual vote. Notice how the overwhelming majority of Republicans voted, and how the overwhelming majority of Democrats voted.

And I couldn't help but notice that some of our much ballyhooed "Catholic" lawmakers, Nancy Pelosi, Charlie Rangel, and Patrick Kennedy voted against it.

And where is the USCCB?

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

RR Crossing Ahead
Does that stand for "Reagan Republican" or "Real Romanist"?

Lemme make sure I have this right.... Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in favor of abortion, homosexual unions, and gun control... but he calls himself a Catholic AND a Republican. Mayor Rudy Giuliani is both pro-abortion and pro-homosexual union, and like Governor Schwarzenegger, calls himself both a Catholic and a Republican. The Mormon governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney is pro-abortion. Arizona Senator John McCain is in favor of embryonic stem-cell research and fetal-tissue research.

With he exception of Schwarznegger, all of the above mentioned alleged Republicans are giving serious consideration to the Presidency in 2008.

Should I even bother bringing up so-called "Catholics" Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, Joe Biden, ect?

Side note: as far as all the aboved mentioned "Catholics" are concerned, thanks USCCB for your deafening silence.

Anyhow, it look like a Reagan Republican AND someone who actually adheres to Church Teaching has thrown his hat into the ring... a convert to the Catholic Church, Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas

Here's a bit from the story when he announced his candidacy;

Senator Sam Brownback, a pro-life Republican Senator from the State of Kansas announced yesterday that, “after much prayerful consideration,” he will consider seeking the Republican nomination for the presidency.

Brownback, who has made a name for himself in conservative circles since he was elected a U.S. Senator in 1996, has been a fervent supporter of “family values” and creating a “culture of life” in the United States.

In the letter announcing his candidacy consideration, Brownback said he is running in order to “spread hope and ideas.”

The senator also noted a few of his platform concepts. In addition to mentioning life issues and the protection of marriage, Brownback notes some problems he would address as president. “The federal government wastes and spends too much. We lack compassionate yet practical programs to help the poor here and around the world. We need energy independence and alternative, clean-burning, domestic-grown fuels. The scourge of cancer has killed too many and must be stopped. We need term limits for judges and members of Congress like we have for the President. We need a flat tax instead of the dreadful, incomprehensible tax code we now have,” Brownback says, adding, “and we need humility.”

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

This, This, And This Is OK...
This isn't

If you want this as your rear view mirror ornament, that's OK.

If you'd prefer this as your rear view mirror ornament, that's OK too.

Even if you'd like this as your rear view mirror ornament,
that's most certainly OK.

But THIS is never, never, NEVER to be mistaken as an ornament
under any circumstances.
Remember, the Rosary is a Spiritual Weapon... not something we hang off our rear-view mirror.