Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Up Next: Pelosi Explains Humanae Vitae

How do these people honestly hold their head up?
Above his payscale? The Church is not aware of the point at which life begins and therefore that's not what matters?

Here's Pelosi's (and Obama's) actual comments:

Perhaps if Pelosi doesn't want to read actual Church documents, she could include this reading in her 'extensive study on the issue': "Abortion: The Development of the Roman Catholic Perspective" by Fr. John Connery:
"The Christian tradition from the earliest days reveals a firm antiabortion attitude . . . The condemnation of abortion did not depend on and was not limited in any way by theories regarding the time of fetal animation. Even during the many centuries when Church penal and penitential practice was based on the theory of delayed animation, the condemnation of abortion was never affected by it. Whatever one would want to hold about the time of animation, or when the fetus became a human being in the strict sense of the term abortion from the time of conception was considered wrong, and the time of animation was never looked on as a moral dividing line between permissible and impermissible abortion."
Or to put it in the blunter words of the great Lutheran pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer:
"Destruction of the embryo in the mother's womb is a violation of the right to live which God has bestowed on this nascent life. To raise the question whether we are here concerned already with a human being or not is merely to confuse the issue. The simple fact is that God certainly intended to create a human being and that this nascent human being has been deliberately deprived of his life. And that is nothing but murder."
I really need to stop following politics, because it's leading me to some pretty hateful thoughts. Although, I did really enjoy seeing both Pelosi and Obama get drymouth while making up their responses on the spot. They were both clearly nervous. This is a good thing, as even the most ardent murderers are now showing weakness in their confidence in falsehood. There's hope...

Monday, August 25, 2008

Beastly is only sin deep

THIS KIND OF CRAP is why I'm so serious all the time.

...'And for the talent competition, Sister Rufina will be making rosaries in a dazzling habit of black and white sequins to the music of Neil Young's "Natural Beauty"'.

I used to think Fellini's 'ecclesiastical fashion show' in his movie "Roma" was satire, but I guess it was actually prophecy.

Here's the clip in case you haven't wasted 2 hours of your life to see the rest of the movie:

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

At Least She Was Still Born

I don't know which is the more astounding fact involved in THIS STORY: that the baby survived 5 hours in a refrigerator, that the hospital was unable to determine if she was alive, or that she only weighed 1 pound 5oz. All are amazing.

On a related note, if you are at all interested in A) bioethics and the questions dealing with defining life and death, B) great literature, or C) reasons to like George W., I highly recommend reading "Being Human: Core Readings in the Humanities", edited by Leon Kass and put out by the President's Council on Bioethics. After a year or two of being out of print and around $80, you can now get the reprint for around $15-$20, but it was easily worth more than the $80.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Economy is Stalin

Actually, it's Lenin'. Lending way too much money into the system. We keep producing and producing and producing new money. This is a great problem, and Lenin himself knew it. He (supposedly) said:
"The best way to destroy a Capitalistic System is to debase the currency."
How do you debase a currency? By dropping more units of currency into circulation-- more money without increasing value. And what are we doing now? Printing more money, coining more money. Over the last fifteen years we've dropped exponentially more money into the system (an internal boost) than ever before. This drops the value per unit; and in our case this is magnified by the fact that our dollar value is not only not increasing, but it's dropping by itself.

This is similar to a body trying to find nutrition from within it's own system--sure, for a time there might be some fat to burn, but burning more and more fat to create energy has serious long term effects. Pretty soon muscle is eaten away. Then selective organs fail, then death. What is needed for the growth and perpetuation of any organic system is to add energy from external sources, not internal. What do you do when you get sick? Take medicine. You don't sit around waiting for your own body to produce it! This is what would create more value in the dollar as well.

How can we so flippantly do this? Because after 1965 our dollar was no longer based on gold or silver. It's made of and based on non-precious metals and paper. Thus, we could just say: Poof! There's more money!- and no one would be the wiser. To the common guy, he had his 'legal tender'. He didn't care whether it was based on gold or seashells or tulips or cow dung. So long as he could buy his stuff, it didn't matter. Oh, but it does. And we're going to start seeing this really soon. Why do you think that gold always shoots up in times like this? Because it (and silver) are the two things that have always retained value and stably stood the fluctuations of political change. And gold is reaching the stratosphere as investors realize the dollar is, at the least for now, and at the worst for a long time, collapsing.

And now they're going to print even more to 'help' get out of THIS.

Brace yourselves, people. If any of you, or your families, have more than $100,000 in any one bank, move the excess to another bank. Get every penny of your deposit FDIC insured. Do it now.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

That Smell Rings A Bell

Sorry, I've been ultra busy lately, with no end in sight. So, just like you were hoping for, less words and more humor are in your future. (Click on the image to enlarge for reading)

Friday, August 1, 2008

German Speedbump Technology

No words necessary.