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Biden says Obama a national security liability.

Well, not exactly in those words… but that is what he conveyed to a group of donors in Seattle, WA. (former home of the Supersonics…) He said the following: [with my comments in brackets]


“28 states are in serious trouble and they’re about to contribute to the economic downward spiral because what are they doing? Cutting services, laying people off as they lose their tax base. So there are going to be a lot of tough decisions Barack’s gonna have to make, a lot of tough decisions, including on foreign policy. [and here is the kicker folks!!!!!]
“And here’s the point I want to make. Mark my words. Mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don’t remember anything else I said. Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis [a generated crisis, one concocted to test Obama], to test the mettle of this guy. And he’s gonna have to make some really tough – I don’t know what the decision’s gonna be, but I promise you it will occur. As a student of history and having served with seven presidents, I guarantee [he guarantees!!] you it’s gonna happen. I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate. And he’s gonna need help. And the kind of help he’s gonna need is, he’s gonna need you, not financially to help him, we’re gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him. Because it’s not gonna be apparent initially, it’s not gonna be apparent that we’re right. Because all these decisions, all these decisions, once they’re made if they work, then they weren’t viewed as a crisis. If they don’t work, it’s viewed as you didn’t make the right decision, a little bit like how we hesitated so long dealing with Bosnia and dealing with Kosovo, and consequently 200,000 people lost their lives that maybe didn’t have to lose lives. It’s how we made a mistake in Iraq. We made a mistake in Somalia. So there’s gonna be some tough decisions. They may emanate from the Middle East. They may emanate from the sub-continent. They may emanate from Russia’s newly-emboldened position because they’re floating in a sea of oil.”

Well, if I was thinking about voting for Obama, I just got a really good reason from his running mate to vote for McCain. This is too good to make up, folks. You just can’t make this stuff up. Why in the world when Foreign policy is his weakest point and the economy (his best position in terms of popularity) is currently the talk, why would you switch to the opponents best point? Biden is the best player on McCain’s team!! What a dope. Obama has to be kicking himself wishing he had swallowed his pride and got Hilary on the ticket. The most he would’ve had to worry about if she were VP candidate would be a food taster… now this guy could cost him the election. Funny funny funny.

October 21, 2008 Posted by | Entertainment, Politics | Leave a comment

Finally, the Pope tells it like it is…

Very funny stuff…

January 4, 2008 Posted by | Catholicism, Entertainment, Liturgy, Religion | 1 Comment

Live Earth 2007… hmmm.

I am just wondering, ya know, just sitting here thinking to myself, “How much pollution and stuff will this Nature-worshipping concert cause?” I mean, you got lots of energy being used- or are they using fluorescent lights? Then there are the airplanes and cars used by the artists- or are they biking or walking? Then the hot dogs and hamburgers being eaten (because, ya know, more pollution is caused by meat processing plants than most anything else according to the infallible UN)- or are they only selling carrot sticks and the like at Giants stadium? Just wondering to myself… wondering… wondering…

July 6, 2007 Posted by | Entertainment, Politics | Leave a comment

MOTU FINALLY!! But again not the one we thought…

But pretty cool anyway. Our Pope has restored the traditional way of electing the Supreme Pontiff. Here is how the Vatcian Information Service explains it:

MOTU PROPRIO CONCERNING ELECTION OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF

VATICAN CITY, JUN 26, 2007 (VIS) – Made public today was a “Motu Proprio,” written in Latin, with which the Holy Father Benedict XVI restores the traditional norm concerning the majority required for the election of the Supreme Pontiff. According to this norm, in order for the election of a new Pope to be considered valid it is always necessary to reach a majority of two thirds of the cardinals present.

With this document, Benedict XVI substitutes the norm established by John Paul II who, in his 1996 Apostolic Constitution “Universi Dominici gregis,” laid down that the valid quorum for electing a new Pope was initially two thirds but that, after three days of voting without an election, there would be a day dedicated to reflection and prayer, without voting. Thereafter, voting would resume for seven additional ballots, another pause for reflection, another seven ballots, another pause and yet another seven ballots. After which an absolute majority was to decide how to proceed, either for a vote by absolute majority or with balloting between two candidates. This was to happen only in the event that the cardinals arrived at the 33rd or 34th ballot without a positive result.

MP/ELECTION SUPREME PONTIFF/… VIS 070626 (210)

New watch date for “imminent” MP is…..
JULY 6

June 26, 2007 Posted by | Entertainment, Religion | Leave a comment

Guy Sebastian, WYD and the rationale

Well, it appears that Guy’s statements were taken out of context and he was “caught off guard.” OK. Fine, so he doesn’t support gay unions. Wendy at Catholic Women’s League Wollongong responded to my post about Guy and WYD with a link to her blog which has a letter from Bishop Anthony Fisher , Coordinator for WYD 2008 (actually somebody responded for him). In that letter, the author, Jim Hanna (Director/Communications of WYD 08) defends the move and calls Guy, whom he acknowledges is not a Catholic, a faithful Christian. See for yourself:

Guy Sebastian is not a Catholic and therefore not a spokesman for the Catholic Church. He is, however, a faithful Christian as well as a very talented and popular young musician who has done a tremendous service for World Youth Day in co-writing and performing the song without demanding his usual royalties.

Guy is extraordinary amongst contemporary mainstream singers in (1) openly declaring his Christian faith (2) being a virgin who says that he will remain so until he marries and (3) being strongly pro-life and putting his money where his mouth is.

Hmm. That confuses me. If I remember my history right, Protestants are considered heretics officially by the Catholic Church. I say officially because our actions aren’t lining up with our infallible declarations concerning Protestant doctrine. I think we should all revisit Trent, and maybe read Pius IX letter opening Vatican I. How can a Protestant be a faithful Christian when s/he explicitly denies divine truth, given us by the Holy Spirit via the Church’s infallible declarations on doctrines like Transubstantiation, the Immaculate Conception, Papal Infallibility, etc.? Sure, Guy may be a faithful Protestant, but not a faithful Christian. The Church has defined what it means to be a faithful Christian who can be assured of entering eternal bliss. Only a Catholic can have the assurance of fulfilling the necessary conditions to be saved.

Faithful… yeah, my cat is a faithful Catholic, too– if I had a cat.

June 22, 2007 Posted by | Entertainment, Religion | 1 Comment

Motu Mania continues… non-stop action thriller ─ Coming Tomorrow?

So it didn’t come today, but a friend of mine who does laundry for the pope said it may be coming soon… as soon as tomorrow! It’s true! And not to drop names or anything, but I spoke with Cardinal Levada just this afternoon and he was literally in tears about the Motu Proprio coming out tomorrow because apparently it does away with the new mass and excommunicates everyone who so much as whimpers about it. Hey, I am just telling you what I heard. No way for you to confirm it- just trust me.

Yeah.

June 2, 2007 Posted by | Entertainment, Religion | 2 Comments

Guy Sebastian to perform at WYD 2008

Hey, I am all for ecumenical dialog. But who said anything about a Pontifical Ecumaniacal Commission? It seems our current propensity to place ourselves in a position for the morally conservative and fundamentalist Protestants to mock us for being soft on sexual morality has once again manifested itself. Just in case anyone is wondering or is not yet clear, the way of Christ (which WYD is reported to promote) is the way of the Catholic Church. We are bringing someone on board to sing an “uplifting song that should resonate with the youth” who claims (by logical extension of his comments- see The Remnant) that Catholic Christianity as defined in her dogmatic teachings on sexuality has missed the true message of Jesus.  So we are allowing somebody to aid the youth of the world in coming to the knowledge and path of Jesus whose vision of the Way is radically opposed to the Church’s vision, which is to say radically opposed to God’s vision.

The whole issue of the ethics of musical style and what will be performed is for another day. Suffice to say that Dietrich would not be pleased with the musical selections.

May 19, 2007 Posted by | Entertainment, Religion | 1 Comment