Friday, November 17, 2006

It's time to take a shower again... a Leonid Shower!

Yep! Tonight's the night for the annual Leonid Meteor Shower. Things will be flaring especially in the Northeastern U.S. and Eastern Canada tonight. Hopefully, there will be clear skies for optimal viewing.

So, once again... make a wish upon a "falling star" (just remember to dress warmly).

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


John Hawkins (of RWN) sums it up perfectly here at Human Events.

John goes into detail about each of the following key issues:
* Bush's Approval Rating
* Harriet Miers
* If Bush Won't Defend Himself, Then Who Will
* Illegal Immigration
* Gas Prices
* National Security Slippage
* Out-Of-Control Spending
* Republicans Behaving Badly

Then he sums up:
The bad news is that... the American people rejected the Republican Party. The good news is that they didn't do that because they rejected conservative principles, they rejected the Republican Party, for the most part, for not living up to those principles. That is a problem that can be corrected, especially since the voters don't like the Democratic Party very much either.

Read the whole thing.

I’m just disappointed that Rick Santorum (a great conservative and a great Catholic) got caught in the riptide. Part of it was political payback for his dis’ing Pat Toomey in the ‘04 Republican Primary challenge against incumbent R Sen. Arlen Spector. Part of it is that Casey “Empty Suit” Jr. has a famous family name (his dad was former governor of PA) and claims to be one of those extinct pro-life Demo-birds. I don’t buy it, given that Casey is now beholden to the hardcore left wing of the Democratic Party (with John Kerry having given him over half a million dollars to his campaign).

It’s now going to be that much tougher to get another Roberts/Alito/Scalia/Thomas/Rehnquist onto the U.S. Supreme Court once Stevens and Ginsberg retire (both possibly very soon).

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


Ask yourself one simple question before voting.

Don't know what that question is?

That's okay. Because your answer can be summed up in this one political cartoon. Remember it before you head to the polls today. And, yes, please do go to the polls today and...


Sunday, November 05, 2006

So, who do the Terrorists want you to vote for on Tuesday???

If you have at least half a brain, you'd vote for the candidates they want to lose.

Iraq, Nukes, and Saddam to be Hanged...

Yes... Iraq was pretty far along in the process of manufacturing nuclear weapons. (surprise... surprise)

Meanwhile, Saddam has been sentenced to death by hanging.

Casey in PA (and another reason to vote to Santorum)...

Bob "Empty Suit" Casey, Jr., and the company he keeps. And then there's the pact he and a few others have made regarding future Supreme Court & Federal Appellate Court judicial nominations.

All the more reason to vote for Santorum on Tuesday!

A variety of Catholic news stories....

First up is Fr. Richard Neuhaus' take on the inner wranglings at the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management. It makes for some interesting reading.

Things are also afoot at Georgetown University. It's already not my favorite place of higher education, given that I'm a Villanova graduate. But, an endowment chair in the name of a pro-abortion priest? You're kidding me, right? *sigh*

Pope Benedict ends a short-termed indult regarding the purification of Communion vessels. To help stem sacrilegious abuses during and after masses, Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers are no longer allowed to do the purifications.

Papa Ben has also been giving audiences on the 12 Apostles. Jimmy Akin has the links to the text of his talks here. Apparently, the Pontiff is not done yet (more to come).

Cardinal Claudio Hummes, recently chosen by Pope Benedict XVI as Prefect of the Congregation for Clergy, issued two statements last week. One was in reference to the controversial and short-lived "liberation theology" (which got several priests and religious in trouble in the 80s), and its ties to Marxist Communism. The second on the need to set higher standards in seminaries for priest and religious formation.

And, finally, the BBC has admitted to anti-Christian bias.

(hat tip to RCB for that last story, as well as the one on Communion vessels)