Saturday, September 29, 2007

Well, knock me out!

Yesterday I did two pious posts and decided to fast from the Internet for the rest of the day - 24 hours to be exact. Heck, the world did not end, I minded my own business, and I didn't worry about emails or comments. There is life outside the Internet! I may fast from all media on Wednesdays and Fridays after this.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Be not solicitous...

"Son, be not curious nor give yourself to useless cares.

What is this or that to you? Follow me.

For what is it to you whether this man be such or such; or that man do or say this or the other.

You are not to answer for others, but must give an account for yourself; why therefore do you meddle with them?" - Imitation of Christ, Bk. III, Chp. 24

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Catholic Georgetown University

This is just an incredible story.

Washington DC, Sep 27, 2007 / 10:18 am (CNA).- The oldest Catholic university in the nation has changed its policy to permit grants to law students who intern with abortion agencies, such as Planned Parenthood. - CNA

What the hell?

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The General speaks

General Pace stands by his opinion that homosexuality is immoral.

"Are there wonderful Americans who happen to be homosexual serving in the military? Yes," he told the Senate Appropriations Committee during a hearing focused on the Pentagon's 2008 war spending request.

"We need to be very precise then, about what I said wearing my stars and being very conscious of it," he added. "And that is, very simply, that we should respect those who want to serve the nation but not through the law of the land, condone activity that, in my upbringing, is counter to God's law." -

An indication of idiocy by a State Senator:

Harkin, D-Iowa, said he wanted to give Pace a chance to amend his remarks in light of his retirement.

"It's a matter of leadership, and we have to be careful what we say," Harkin said.

Pace noted that the U.S. Military Code of Justice prohibits homosexual activity as well as adultery. Harkin said, "Well, then, maybe we should change that." -

Maybe Iowa should change Senators.

Monday, September 24, 2007

No homos in Iran.

The president of Iran told students at Columbia that there were no homosexuals in Iran. (For one thing, they execute them, as seen in the above photo.)

"In Iran we don't have homosexuals like in your country," Ahmadinejad said to howls and boos among the Columbia University audience.

"In Iran we do not have this phenomenon, I don't know who has told you that we have it," he said. - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad 9/24/07

I've been waiting for a statement like this to post about homosexuality in Muslim culture. I'll try to do it tomorrow - it may be more prevalent than Ahmadinejad is willing to admit - although some Muslim men seem to have a way to justify it.


Who knew?
Do you know the origins of the expression, "Cock and bull story?"
Most people know it means a fabricated or highly exaggerated story intended to deceive. (I always thought it referred to an argument between a rooster and a bull.)

But no! This is the origin of the phrase:

It is a corruption of a "concocted and bully story". Bully is the Danish bullen, or exaggerated. Therefore, it stands to reason that a cock and bull story is a made up, exaggerated story.