Obama and Gitmo: Detainees at a Prison? Near You…

All over the place…

    Some terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay prison may be transferred to ‘supermax’ prisons in the United States, while others could be prosecuted in U.S. courts, President Barack Obama revealed this afternoon.

    The U.S. government was expected to announce today that Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, accused of supplying equipment and support for the bombings, would be brought to trial in federal court in New York, a U.S. official said…

    Even Durbin acknowledged that Obama had put Democrats in an awkward spot by sending up a request for funding to close the prison without an accompanying plan.

    ‘The feeling was at this point we were defending the unknown. We were being asked to defend a plan that hasn’t been announced,’ Durbin said.

I am beginning to think that the President is less moved by a formed philosophy then I had previously thought. He seems worse than Bill Clinton in this regard. I get whiplash just trying to keep up with his positions. Or is it that the job of president, the office of the Presidency is more difficult to tame then he thought?

Blame Bush all you want, but it’s beginning to sound like Cheney has a point – perhaps Pres. Obama wasn’t thoughtful enough when he got into office and decreed immediately that Gitmo was closing… much tougher than it seems isn’t it?



Video: Fr. Barron Reviews Angels & Demons


Great myth busting. The secular lynch pin: Science struggled and triumphed over the Catholic church.
Really? Food for thought.

Is Notre Dame Catholic First or University First?

By the honoring of President Barak Obama, a staunch supporter and robust ally to the Pro-Abortion movement, it seems the University is first.

    One great counter-argument to my position is based upon the notion of academic freedom and runs as follows. At any university worthy of the name, the free exchange of ideas must be tolerated as the condition for the possibility of coming to authentic knowledge. Therefore, even those intellectual positions that one finds unappealing or objectionable must, in the context of the university, be allowed expression in the public forum. Thus, if Notre Dame—or any other Catholic university—aspires to be taken seriously in the secular academic milieu, it cannot allow ecclesiastical orthodoxy to compromise its identity as a seat of higher learning. The first problem with this argument is that it is hypocritical. Anyone even vaguely associated with the secular academy knows that it is governed by a fairly strict ideological orthodoxy and marked by many forms of censorship, both explicit and implicit. If you think I’m exaggerating, try arranging for a speaker on a secular campus who advocates colonialism, apartheid, the subordination of women to men, or the denial of basic rights to gays. Mind you, I’m against these things as well, but I think it’s duplicitous to find one kind of orthodoxy perfectly acceptable and another inherently objectionable.

    The second and more fundamental problem is that it assumes that, at a Catholic university, the values of the secular academy ought to position those of the church. As Pope John Paul II argued, Catholic institutions of higher learning come out of the heart of the church and exist to serve the church’s mission. Therefore, the values that belong properly to the university—free inquiry, open conversation, the exchange of ideas—should be fostered, but they must be situated within the framework provided by the beliefs and practices of the church. If the church’s teaching does not position the ideals of the university, the ideals of the university will position the church’s teaching. There is no third option.


Why are Catholic Priests Celibate?

For good reaons.

    “Anthony de Mello looked at it from the other side and said “an attachment is anything in this world — including your own life — that you are convinced you cannot live without.” Even as we reverence everything that God has made, we must let go of everything that God has made, precisely for the sake of God…
    For years, the Rev. Andrew Greeley argued — quite rightly in my view — that the priest is fascinating and that a large part of the fascination comes from celibacy. The compelling quality of the priest is not a matter of superficial celebrity or charm. It is something much stranger, deeper, more mystical. It is the fascination for another world.”

Here is the link to the fantastic article by Fr. Barron on the topic.Article

Pres Obama: “Deficit Spending Unsustainable”

Is this guy for real? Really? Honestly?

    President Barack Obama, calling current deficit spending “unsustainable,”

(perhaps he should stop spending money we don’t have then? just a thought)

    …warned of skyrocketing interest rates for consumers if the U.S. continues to finance government by borrowing from other countries.

    “We can’t keep on just borrowing from China,” Obama said at a town-hall meeting in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, outside Albuquerque. “We have to pay interest on that debt, and that means we are mortgaging our children’s future with more and more debt.”

Really? Nothing like stealing a punchline…

In case you haven’t realized – I’m flummoxed!


Oopsie: Where Did That $9,000,000,000,000 Go?

That’s $9 TRILLION. How exactly do you not know where $9 TRILLION is or who received it?

How can you not answer that question?

Amateurs all. Glad to know where our hard earned money goes…

    “We have different connotations,” Coleman replied. “We’re actually conducting a fairly high-level review of the various lending facilities collectively.”

    Translation: Nobody at the Fed knows where the money went.

Gotta listen to the video. I think I’d rather listen to Gibbs talk about the Scare Over NYC.

Brazil: Clinton’s Abortion Fiction

Hillary is at it again. This time instead of being shot at by snipers in Bosnia, she was in Brazil and decided that

    …half of the women she had seen in Brazilian hospitals “were fighting for their lives against botched abortions.”

Watch the video of her statements to Congress. (1:15)

And in case anyone is thinking, well she just exaggerated… (foolish people) she made this one up too. Even the part about GOING to the hospital.

Apparently she hadn’t even stepped foot in a hospital.

    After her comments she was asked to produce evidence as to when she had visited the hospitals or statistics to back her claim, but neither she nor her staffers have been able to produce any evidence.

More importantly: exaggeration and hyperbole are tools the pro-abortion movement uses to squelch discussion or debate.

    “junk science” was how former abortionist and founding member of NARAL, Dr. Bernard Nathanson, attempted to influence public policy. Nathanson once said that 10,000 women were dying in the United States because of botched abortions, but later after his conversion to Catholicism, said that he and other pro-abortionists exaggerated those claims and the number was closer to 200-250 women annually.

So just how many women die from botched abortions in Brazil? Do pro-abortionist even want to have an honest discussion about this vitally important issue? And they wonder why Pro-Lifers think they just want to get rid of babies…

10,000 vs. 250. Quite a difference.