Monthly Archives: November 2008

Another Catholic Priest Says Obama Vote Equals Sin

Another Catholic priest is voicing his concern to his parishioners about Barack Obama and his pro-life position on abortion. 

Reverend Joseph Illo of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Modesto, California, sent a letter to his 15,000 parishioners, in a letter dated November 21, 2008.  He also reviewed the concern during a homily.  Per McClatchy.

“If you are one of the 54 percent of Catholics who voted for a pro-abortion candidate, you were clear on his position and you knew the gravity of the question, I urge you to go to confession before receiving communion. Don’t risk losing your state of grace by receiving sacrilegiously.”

Obama “promised Planned Parenthood that the first thing he would do upon taking office is to sign the so-called ‘Freedom of Choice Act,’ which would grant unlimited access to abortion in all 50 states up until the moment of live birth.”

“Many Catholics voted for such pro-abortion candidates thinking that their good positions on other issues, such as the war or health care, outweighed their deplorable stand on abortion.”

“In Catholic teaching, you have to go to confession when you have committed a mortal sin,” he said. “Now, what is a mortal sin? It’s somewhat complex. No one can say, ‘You committed a mortal sin.’ I can only say, ‘It’s a grave matter.’ It’s my job to look after my parishioners.

“I’ve gotten a lot of e-mails and phone calls. It’s about 12-to-1 in favor of what I said. One person has left the parish. But I got all of these other positive things.”

Although his followers seem to be supportive, a the bishop of Stockton, the Most Rev. Stephen Blaire disagrees. 

Blaire said Catholics who carefully weighed many issues and settled on a candidate, such as Obama, who was supportive of abortion rights, were not in need of confession. He said confession would be necessary “only if someone voted for a pro-abortion or pro-choice candidate — if that’s the reason you voted for them.”

Now while splitting hairs can buy time to clarify confusion, a revisit of the Catechism of the Catholic Church says:

2271 Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law.

See EWTN’s Father Stephen F. Torraco in 2002, in “A Brief Catechism for Catholic Voters,” why voting for the pro-life candidate is a mortal sin.

And see exactly what Fr. Newman said.

“Persons in this condition should not receive Holy Communion until and unless they are reconciled to God in the Sacrament of Penance, lest they eat and drink their own condemnation.”

Bizzy Blog reviewed this previously.  So in summary, people have a right to make up their own minds; the church teaching on abortion, that it “is gravely contrary to the moral law,” stands unchanged.



Flip Flops For Drunk Women In Devon, England

You heard right!  Flip flop shoes are being handed out to drunk women in Devon, England.  Why?  To help these drunk women in high heel shoes prevent falls that could result in serious injuries.   Or from walking around barefoot in the sub zero temperatures, when they have removed their shoes for fear of potential injury, or simply to facilitate the walk home.  No kidding. 

Drunk women who stagger about in high heels are to be protected – at public expense – from twisting their ankles. They will be handed flip-flops to wear by police outside nightclubs as they wend their way home. The scheme is part of a £30,000 drive by police and councillors to prevent ‘alcohol-related harm’.

The rubber shoes, which carry printed messages about safe drinking, will also be available free from the council’s ‘Safe Bus’ on the harbourside… Inspector Adrian Leisk, from Safer Communities Torbay, said: ‘Sometimes people get drunk and you see them carrying footwear which is inappropriate.

The locals are a little puzzled by the safety campaign.  Flip flops with messages?  Who will read their shoes when they are drunk?   Will there be flip flop fashion shows on the way out the pub doors?  Will there be different colors?

‘The emphasis is on providing replacement footwear for people to get home in, should they find their footwear uncomfortable, inappropriate or soiled.’

Those creative and safe Brits.

Deccan Mujahideen YouTube Video Posted 3 Weeks Before Hit

Deccan Mujahideen activity was posted 3 weeks ago as a You Tube video.  Could anyone else have predicted what was to occur in Mumbai?  This is a cross post from McNorman, and brings the disturbing information to light.

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from 3 weeks ago.  Yes, there was a snippet of what was to come…uploaded three weeks ago.

300 body count…there are probably more.

The Telegraph:

It is believed that just 10 highly-trained terrorists took part in the attack. Nine were killed and one suspect is under arrest.

…The official death toll stood last night at 195, but authorities acknowledge that scores of bodies have not been included in the total. At least 22 of the dead are not Indian nationals, including a Briton, five US citizens and six Israelis. At least 295 people have been injured. Of those, 23 are foreigners, including several Britons.

A final death toll will not emerge until the end of operations to ensure the hotel rooms and corridors are cleared of booby traps. However, S Jadhav, from Mumbai’s disaster management unit, predicted the figure would approach 300.

More than 600 people escaped from the Taj Mahal Palace hotel, the Oberoi-Trident hotel and Nariman House, which were held by the attackers.

Back to the video:  apparently the video was taken down within an hour of posting at the jawa site and maybe relabeled now.

Hmm, I wonder why they would take down their propaganda?  Worried?

What’s interesting about the video is that, other than the first clip, it’s a compilation from Iraq. So, why name it “Deccan” given that “Deccan” is an area of India, not Iraq?

The Sunday Telegraph was given the details of a secret interrogation report based on an interview with the surviving terrorist. The 19-year-old suspect, who lived near the Pakistani city of Multan, is said to have joined Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the Islamist fundamentalist group, a year ago. He is alleged to have confessed that he received weapons instruction at a training camp in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. The plot is said to have been planned from there. A group then made a reconnaissance of Bombay earlier this year.

India believes a Pakistani merchant ship was used to transport some, or all, of the terrorists before they seized control of a fishing trawler to reach Mumbai (Bombay). The final leg of their journey was completed in inflatable boats.

Maritime terrorism.

The YouTube poster behind the video calls himself “va13007“, says he’s from France, and claims he’s 32 years old.

Anyone know anything about this poster, please send info to jawa site.


The Santa Sniper

Now that the holiday season is upon us, this video clip has been selected for its offbeat, and surprisingly unexpected message.  Starring Santa Claus and Osama Bin Laden. 

Somewhere in Waziristan…

santa sniper

January 1, 2008

Hat tip, Flopping Aces.


Fast Food Linked To Alzheimer’s Disease In Mice

Brietbart reports on another article to remind you that gorging on fast food is not the way to go, unless you plan on becoming a useless bag of brain-entangled clumps of protein engulfed neurons.

Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden have determined through a number of studies on mice, that diets rich in sugar, fat, and cholesterol, with genetic factors, can increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s dementia.  So correlate the scientific findings between mice and similar findings in human brains with dementia.

Alzheimer’s is just not the way to go in your later years.  So engorge on your own healthy diet, and live to see and enjoy your later years without the amyloid protein clumps in the brain, that can destroy those wonderful capabilities of thought, memory, and language.

Obama Citizenship Case To Be Discussed At Supreme Court Conference

Barack Obama’s birth certificate issue just will not go away.  Why?  Many reasons.  One of which is that a valid birth certificate has yet to be produced.  See Polarik’s Obama’s ‘Born’ Conspiracy: Forged images, phony photos, and felony fraud.  This carefully researched article is quite persuasive in debunking the idea that the document Obama has posted on the internet is far from the real deal.  This Ph.D. puts his reputation on the line to post his research that could well serve as professional opinion in a court of law.

The Hawaiian certification of live birth is not a birth certificate.  It is only proof that his birth was registered in the state of Hawaii,  that his parents resided in Hawaii in the one year preceding.  Obama admitted that he was born a citizen of the United Kingdom.  So how does he get around to being president if he is not a natural born citizen of the United States?  Or is he?  Isn’t being  a natural born citizen of the United States a constitutional requirement?

Listen to the You Tube video, and then note the misleading tone of the MSNBC article.  Effervescent questions will bubble over, also challenging the thinness of what MSNBC surmises, not actual fact.

Citizenship Issue on MSNBC

November 28, 2008

Hawaii Revised Statute 338-17.8 allows registration of birth in Hawaii for a child that was born outside of Hawaii to parents who, for a year preceding the child’s birth, claimed Hawaii as their place of residence. The parents would be issued a Certification of Live Birth. This is not proof of where the child was born. It only proves that the parents claimed Hawaii as their main place of residence for the prior year.

British Nationality Act of 1948 (Part II, Section 5): Subject to the provisions of this section, a person born after the commencement of this Act shall be a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies by descent if his father is a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies at the time of the birth.

A natural born citizen, would not be a citizen of any other nation than the United States. That is what “natural born” means. By nature, the child, would be only a US citizen, because both of his parents were US citizens, and NO OTHER NATION, can by law claim him to be under their jurisdiction, at the moment of his birth. That was not the case with Obama. He was, by law, a Citizen of the United Kingdom, the moment he was born, and then, by law, he became a citizen of Kenya on Dec. 12, 1963.

Leo Donofrio’s Natural Born Citizen suit is set to be “‘DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 5, 2008’ before all nine Supreme Court Justices.”  Considering Donofrio has been sabotaged by so many officials at various steps in the process, it remains to be seen if all the materials pertinent to the case are actually forwarded as requested to the Supreme Court, in order that all the justices are able to review the information to come to their own decision, as to whether the case should be heard formally.

If all these nagging questions seem far fetched, be proud that you live in a country where the right to free speech is exercised, to enable anyone to research the facts and present them with the goal of clarifying speculation.  Why the Barack Obama Birth Certificate Issue Is Legitimate at the American Thinker by Joe the Farmer, presents an excellent compilation of facts, laws, and dissecting intuitive rationale, for why Barack Obama should present his sealed vault copy of his birth certificate.


Jokes To Offend Everyone

Email in circulation.

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What do you call two Mexicans playing basketball?
Juan on Juan

What is the difference between a Harley and a Hoover?
The position of the dirt bag

Why is divorce so expensive?
Because it’s worth it

What do you see when the Pillsbury Dough Boy bends over?

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