Monday, February 18, 2008

'Casualties many; Percentage of dead not known; Combat efficiency; we are winning.' -
Radio SitRep of Colonel David M. Shoup, USMC, Battle of Tarawa, 21 November 1943

Here's an interesting quote from William J. Stuntz, Harvard Law professor, in an article he wrote for The Weekly Standard;

Republicans may be slow to accept defeat, but Democrats seem to have trouble accepting victory. It is no longer possible to say with a straight face that the war in Iraq is as good as lost, or that the "surge" is a flop... Yet Obama and Clinton compete to see who condemned the war soonest and who can promise to withdraw American soldiers the fastest.
When did America become so full of gutless wimps? And while I'm at it, allow me to post what Father Gonzales has up over at Overheard in the Sacristy;

Can you guess who stated this?

In response to someone who begged XXXX to "go soft" on the Modernists, he retorted: "Kindness is for fools! They want them to be treated with oil, soap, and caresses. But they ought to be beaten with fists! In a duel you don't count or measure the blows, you strike as you can! War is not made with charity, it is a struggle, a duel. If Our Lord were not terrible He would not have given an example in this too. See how He treated the Philistines; the sowers of error; the wolves in sheep's clothing; the traitors in the temple. He scourged them with whips!"
Give up? It was one of my all time favs - Pope Saint Pius X. Sheesh, could you imagine him even trying to get into one of the many Lavender Mafia-controlled American Ovarianaries... oops, I mean Seminaries? Young Giuseppe Sarto wouldn't have lasted five minutes with an admissions board comprised of Father Limpwrist, Deacon Toohip, and Sister Mary Bulldyke.

Anyhow, in a world full of politicians and their "man hugs"... in a never ending cavalcade of politicians who scream of defeat even when we're winning... in a Church where many claim that actually standing up and confronting evil to it's face, that somehow qualifies as not being "very ecumenical" and doesn't fall into the soft and squishy gelatinous-theology of "What Would Jesus Do?", I for one would like to see men start acting like men again.

Oh... and I'm also sick of seeing men cry on camera. Damn it all, suck it up and be a man!


Blogger Alli said...

That Pius X quote is one of my favorites :)

Also, what comment was Fr P referring to yesterday?
On a related note: WAY TO MAKE ME LOOK BAD!! :-p Just because he knows I am one, doesn't mean you have to point it out again! Haha.

8:57 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Also, what comment was Fr P referring to yesterday?
I think he was reff'ing to the comment you made about only meeting him once. I was suprized that he read the blog posting!

On a related note: WAY TO MAKE ME LOOK BAD!! :-p Just because he knows I am one, doesn't mean you have to point it out again! Haha.
That's just cuz you're so darn cute!

11:17 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

I hear ya pilgrim! I got yer back.

1:52 PM  
Blogger Alli said...

I don't remember saying that! What post was he on?

And I agree, I think a collaboration would be phenomenal... can you imagine??

2:21 PM  
Blogger PaulaB52 said...

I too am sick of seeing men cry on tv. Suck it up already!

3:34 PM  
Blogger Mac McLernon said...

Hey, Cavey... thought you might enjoy seeing this...

6:51 PM  
Blogger Coffee Catholic said...

"Ovarianaries" !! I love it!!

Yes, I agree: Will all men please start being men again?

As for this war, Satan's Religion brought it on itself. This is what happens when you live a faith that legalizes rape, murder, and beating of women and "unbelievers" in the name of "God" and then you go and ATTACK AMERICA because it does not follow such a twisted "holy" book.


6:25 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

On that note CC, I was watching a little of Tyra Banks, this one about what a name alone means to people, and a muslim woman took offense at references to jihadism and said "if you're too scared to fly on a plane with muslims, take the damn bus." To which I responded, "Shut up bitch, you aint even suppposed to be out of your home without a male relative."

1:51 PM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

Regarding adult males of our species acting like MEN, prevat2 has correectly pointed out more than once that no boy is going to inspire to the priesthood if he doesn't see real MEN in that role. Likewise, men may attand Mass out of duty or an actual desire to worship God, but when it comes to listening to and inculcating a sermon, it better be preached by a MAN. Most men know they're talking to, or dealing with, or listening to another man in a matter if minutes, but almost always by the time they shake hands.

I remember one manly priest for whom I served Mass on numerous occasions. He played basketball with the CYA students nearly every Saturday, but when he bowed over that Host and said "Hoc est enim corpus meum," you had no doubt this MAN was the "other Christ."

10:08 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

"Suck it up and be a man!"

you expect that from the estroginated castrati?

4:56 PM  

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