5/31/08

Hypocrites Or Idiots - Yorkies


Michael Coren lampoons Canada's 'brightest':

"'You have to recognize that a woman has a choice over her own body', said Comrade Massa, presumably hoping to graduate in Hilarious Cliche Studies. 'We think that these pro-life, anti-choice groups, they're sexist in nature. Is this an issue of free speech? No, this is an issue of women's rights.'

Idiocy aside, there are some problems here with what used to be known as good old hypocrisy. Just a few months ago the same young lady was one of the leaders of a campaign to allow the term 'Israeli apartheid' to be used on Canadian campuses. Jewish students and the mass of their non-Jewish colleagues considered the phrase deeply offensive when applied to a democratic country founded by victims of international racism and genocide."

I think Coren is a little generous with his projection of their 'future' occupations as accountants and developers. MAYBE highschool english teachers or CBC journalists. They will continue to need a captive audience . Plus the teachers have such a great union...!

(h/t the black kettle)

UN PUSHES DEATH


Well, what did we think 'Population Fund' was funding? The UN makes their agenda even clearer by honoring death advocates :


"UNFPA executive director Thoraya Obaid lauded Dame Billie Miller’s “exemplary achievements as a tireless advocate, policy maker, change agent and role model for policies on gender, sexual and reproductive health, including family planning.” Miller is a well-known fixture at the UN as a past president of the International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region, and has served as chair of the NGO Planning Committee for the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). In her acceptance speech, Miller mentioned several career “highlights” in her work to promote “sexual and reproductive rights,” including the decriminalization of abortion in her home country of Barbados."more...

5/30/08

Again!


Rugby. Not Mom's friend.

(whoo, tough boy!)

CDN MEDIA: BISHOPS ARE WIMPS


Interesting.

The Canadian media call the Canadian Catholic Bishops 'wimps':

"'The Catholic Church in Canada is almost quintessentially Canadian.'

As CTV's Roberton and the National Post's Lewis nodded in agreement and the crowd applauded its own agreement, Kavanaugh concluded: 'I only say that because there are all kinds of issues which have real moral implications for society that we (the mainstream media) are not afraid of tackling. But if people with large stakes and expertise in the area are unwilling to engage in the discussion then don't be surprised if the discussion is carried out in a way that you will say, 'my God why don't they have a Catholic on that panel, why are all the bioethicists on that panel secular bioethicists'. The reason is that no bioethicists grounded in faith will return a call.'

Not content to merely nod in agreement Charles Lewis of the National Post asked to address the same point. He noted that such issues are not engaged in out of fear of 'getting in trouble', but Lewis asked 'who do you get in trouble with'. 'Especially with the Catholic church built on martyrs or you think of Bonhoffer, they really got in trouble. So what if somebody gets angry at you? Grow up, what's the big deal, somebody calls you up and says you shouldn't have said that, say 'too bad it's a free country; I think that's what it takes.'"


Now, to be fair, not ALL the Bishops are wimps. Several speak out regularly, and the coverage is neither 'stellar' nor particularly balanced. One Bishop has even been brought before the nefarious CHRC for preaching Christianity.

I hope someone asks the 'journalists' why the voice of the Catholic man on the street is not worth their time, but the voice of any homosexual/feminist/abortionist who crosses the street, is front page news. I don't buy the media's 'its not our fault', although they have made a valid counter-point.

Why don't more of the Bishops stand up for the faith?

REAL President


Vaclav Klaus in the National Post:

"I do not, however, live in the past and do not see the future threats to free society coming from old-fashioned communist ideology. The name of the new danger will undoubtedly be different, but its substance will be very similar. There will be the same attractive, to a great extent pathetic and at first sight quasi-noble idea that transcends the individual in the name of something greater than the self, supplemented by enormous self-confidence on the side of those who stand behind it. Like their predecessors, they will be certain they have the right to sacrifice man and his freedom to make their ideas reality. In the past it was in the name of the masses (or of the proletariat), this time it is in the name of the planet."

Vaclav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic, presented his book, 'Blue Planet in Green Shackles', to the National Press Club in Washington this past Tuesday.

(h/t The Black Kettle )

CLC - Canadian Losers Cabal



More 'happy' Union news :

"Those who have tracked the lobbying and political efforts of the CLC will not find their honouring of Morgentaler surprising. The CLC is among the many large unions in Canada that is in complete support of the radical feminist, abortion and homosexual “rights” agendas. As far back as 2000, the CLC launched a campaign supporting the work of gay activists to normalize homosexuality.
Dr. Henry Morgentaler crusaded for legalized abortion throughout the 1960s, 70s and 80s and is one of Canada’s most prolific killers of pre-born children. As a result of his political efforts, Canada is the only country in the western world with no legal restrictions on abortion.
Earlier this month, newly revealed past communications by Dr. Morgentaler could be interpreted to indicate the abortionist achieved at least some of his political goals through blackmail. Maclean's magazine publicized that in a letter to Pierre Trudeau in 1973, Morgentaler revealed to the Prime Minister which members of the Liberal party’s cabinet had been availing themselves of Morgentaler’s then-illegal private abortion services for their lovers."

Yep, he sounds like a 'Union' kinda guy. We need a 'dues' revolt. Seriously.

Poetry Friday



Posted today at Wild Rose Reader

Submissions Call - 'The Alexandrian'

Here's a note from the editor of 'The Alexandrian':


Hi everyone!

With a little more than a week until our June 8th deadline for the "Time and Eternity" summer issue, we haven't accepted any short stories, philosophy or art! This gives us several alternatives:

1) the summer issue can be a "poetry" issue;
2) as a primarily student-driven group, we can eliminate the summer issue;
3) you can submit stories, art and philosophy now;
4) we can extend the deadline and publish later in the summer.

Of course, I would prefer the third or fourth possibilities, but your response will determine our direction. Please, let me know what you would like to see!

Submissions can be sent directly to me at cath.nolan@gmail.com. Check here for specifics. And please don't be afraid to submit work - if it is accepted, our editors can help you with everything from footnotes in essays to metre in poetry.

God bless,

Catherine

P.S. Is "Time and Eternity" a really hard topic for everyone but the poets? What do you think about the "Work" theme for the fall issue?

5/29/08

Pay Your Dues - Support Repression


The repressive nature of the anti-life advocates is astounding. In two related articles, people paying membership fees are being denied the right to support 'life', although their fees are being used to oppose any effort at providing information on 'life' options. Apparantly INFORMATION is contrary to 'choice'!

In case anyone believes that today's student unions are less radically opposed to the freedom of women to SEE ALL THE INFORMATION than in the 'communist' days (remember those Marxists that showed up at our 'funding' rallies?)HELLO!!! - they still have the same guys writing their position papers! And they are still failed activists trying to feel influential. The Canadian Federation of Students (which all university students are obliged to support) passed a motion brought forward by York Univ:
"The successful motion read: 'Be it resolved that member locals [of the CFS] that refuse to allow anti-choice organizations access to their resources and space be supported. And further, be it resolved that a pro-choice organization kit be created that may include materials such as a fact sheet, buttons, contact information for local pro-choice organizations and research on anti-choice organizations and the conservative think-tanks that fund them,'"more...

Maybe these are also the same guys who write the position papers for Unions? Where Union fees are used to repress anything remotely free choice like NOT supporting things that have NOTHING TO DO WITH UNION BUSINESS:

"PSAC by its advocacy has maintained that the collection of its union dues and support of conscientious issues is more important than accommodating religious or conscientious objections of its members."


Repressive. Oppressive. Bigoted. Thievery.



(Promotion of homosexuality as a legitimate, equal or 'superior' lifestyle IS anti-life!)


Rant Over.

5/27/08

Grassoline?


Good News! This summer, when I spend 3 hours every 2 weeks on my little John Deere mowing the front field (neat fanatics in PEI!) I can USE the grass to fuel my ride!

Crappy Broadcasting Corp.


Lorne Gunter hammers the CBC :

"The corporation ceased to be accountable to viewers years ago (witness its ratings decline over the past two decades). It wants a seven-year budget so it no longer needs to be accountable to government. And now it wants no ads so it isn't accountable to sponsors, either.

What the CBC wants is to be accountable only to itself and the few tens (occasionally hundreds) of thousands of smug, liberal-left elitists who are left watching or listening to its increasingly shrill, proselytizing line-up.

Continuing to fund the CBC with tax dollars is unconscionable in a "changing media landscape" in which most consumers are paying $100 to $200 a month for the private radio and television services they really want.

If the Harper government wanted to do the right thing, it would ignore Mr. Lacroix. It would wrap up, rather than ramp-up, the CBC." (National Post)

Personally, though I would miss Don Cherry, I wouldn't miss anything else on CBCTV. I have to admit I am a loyal CBC2 Radio fan - or was. They appear to be suicidal. Can the lot . Let the market find my demographic and cater to it. I hear we're in the majority... I can't be the only 'approaching fifty' who likes knowledgeable classical music programming, and hates myopic left wing jibber-jabber.

Secularization IS NOT Neutral


Fr. Raymond De Souza points out the real idea behind the 'open secularism' put forward in Quebec's Bouchard-Taylor Report:

"..How does the state remain neutral between religion and non-religion? One might seek to have a public prayer that is largely neutral between religions, but how to be neutral between praying and not praying?

In point of fact, experience teaches that such neutrality is not neutral at all. It strips public life of all religious signs and symbols in the name of neutrality. The report itself reveals this when it uses the terms "neutral state" and "secular state" interchangeably. If the state is secular, how can it be neutral between religion and non-religion?" more...

5/25/08

"The Fall of Lebanon"

Perspective on the Lebanon accord:

"May 21, 2008, is a date--like December 7 (1941) and September 11 (2001)--that should now live in infamy. Yet who will notice, mourn, or act the wiser for it?

On that day, the Beirut spring was buried under the reign of Hizballah...

On every point, Hizballah, Iran, and Syria, got all they wanted from Lebanon's government: its surrender of sovereignty. They have veto power over the government; one-third of the cabinet; election changes to ensure victory in the next balloting; and they will have their candidate installed as president.

The majority side is not giving up but is trying to comfort itself on small mercies. The best arguments it can come up with are that now everyone knows Hizballah is not patriotic, treats other Lebanese as enemies, and cannot seize areas held by Christian and Druze militias. It isn't much to cheer about.

Nevertheless, as in 1938, a lot of the media is proclaiming it as a victory of some kind, securing peace and stability in Lebanon.

Not so. If Syria murders more Lebanese journalists, judges, or politicians, no one will investigate. No one dare diminish Hizballah's de facto rule over large parts of the country. No one dare stop weapons pouring over the border from Syria and Iran. In fact, why should they continue to be smuggled in secretly? No one dare interfere if and when Hizballah, under Syrian and Iranian guidance, decide it is time for another war with Israel.

This defeat was not only total, it was totally predictable."

(h/t 'FreedomZone')

"Freedom Is Scary"

Mark Shea posts at the NCR :

"It is a scary thing to realize that there is no Catholic position on many of the shibboleths and tribal loyalties that define our lives on a day-to-day basis.

The faith has no particular ideology concerning economics, ghosts, diet regimens, psychic healing, politics, TV shows, music or smoking. But to the tribes that care about such things, your opinion or lack thereof marks you as Us or Them.

The faith is the only place in the world that insists you can remain part of Us while holding almost whatever view you like about democracy or evolution.

Most people don't want to be that free and prefer the cozy confines of an ideological cell."

Myanmar Starves Still

At 'rambling spoon' I ran across this thoughtful post on the plight of the Burmese :

"This week, I’m wondering about the Burmese people I have met. Do they have enough to eat? Are they standing in line for water with thousands of others? Will the soldiers allow them food?

I read again my journal from rural Burma, and I come across a line that seems, sadly, to hold perpetual truth: Their earth is abundant—but it does not belong to them."

Much Prayer Needed.