Archive for April, 2005

Kerry Criticizes Frists Mote, Fails to Notice Beam.

Kerry Criticizes Frists Mote, Fails to Notice Beam.

| April 25, 2005 | Reply

As I noted earlier this morning, Senator Bill Frist delivered his in-church speech, via videotape last night and the republic managed to continue for another day. It wasn’t for lack of scary speeches, though. I want to focus on one in particular, from Senator John Kerry. Hugh Hewitt has the transcript of his speech and […]

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So Catholics Like the Pope?

So Catholics Like the Pope?

| April 25, 2005 | 1 Reply

For well over a week, we’ve been told how terrible the selection of Pope Benedict XVI is for American Catholics. We’ve been battered by pundits who say that American Catholics are disaffected and how the Church in this country faces a terrible crisis. So imagine my surprise when I read this story in the Washington […]

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No, No, Oh Please No!

No, No, Oh Please No!

| April 25, 2005 | Reply

Why can’t those horrible bastards in Hollywood leave well enough alone? After playing an elf and an anchorman on the big screen, Will Ferrell is venturing into “Land of the Lost” for Universal. The “Saturday Night Live” alumnus is attached to star in a “Land of the Lost” comedy feature based on the 1974-77 television […]

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How Foggy is My Blog

How Foggy is My Blog

| April 25, 2005 | Reply

Thanks to Professor Bainbridge, I found this nifty web gizmo that calculates various readability indices for any given web site. Basically, type in the web address of the page you want, wait a tick, and BOOM, numbers to please the most jaded creative writing teacher. Here’s how The Shack stacks up: Total sentences 514 Total […]

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Frist Talked to Churches and the World Did Not End

Frist Talked to Churches and the World Did Not End

| April 25, 2005 | Reply

Remember that big rally yesterday on federal judges that involved Senator Frist. It was supposed to be broadcast to a bunch of churches and the very idea that Frist would speak to churchgoers gave some otherwise very smart people a terminal case of the stupids. Well, it went off as planned last night and I […]

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One Whopping Watcher's Council Roundup

One Whopping Watcher's Council Roundup

| April 24, 2005 | 1 Reply

If you’re looking for some good reading on what’s a rainy Sunday here in the Washington, DC area, then I have the post for you. I have not one, not two…but THREE Watcher’s Council Roundups, complete with all the linky goodness you can handle. April 22′s Roundup featured a real dogfight for the Top Council […]

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Them's Fighting Words

Them's Fighting Words

| April 23, 2005 | Reply

Colbert King isn’t happy with the so-called Christian Right and he’s declaring war. His complaints are a laundry list of grievances, perceived grievances, and outright falsehoods that are as outrageous as they are hysterical. It means challenging them when they say of Americans who support a woman’s right to choose; the right of two adults […]

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The Missing Story – Day 2

The Missing Story – Day 2

| April 22, 2005 | 3 Replies

New York’s third newspaper, the New York Sun, has more details about a story I noted

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Show Me Your Faith

Show Me Your Faith

| April 22, 2005 | Reply

There was something else in that Boston Herald article I wanted to mention. This is the last paragraph of the article. Quoting the Biblical line that “faith without works is dead,” Kerry cited budget cuts to schools, literacy programs and Medicaid as distorted values. Kerry quoted this a lot in the runup to the 2004 […]

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Answer Kerry's Biblical Query.

Answer Kerry's Biblical Query.

| April 22, 2005 | 7 Replies

Seems like John Kerry, occasional Catholic, has laid down a bit of a challenge. “I am sick and tired of (them saying) they somehow have a better understanding of Christianity, of the Judeo-Christian ethic, of values,” Kerry added. “We’re talking about values? You show me where in the New Testament Jesus ever talked about the […]

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