13 December 2010

Coffee Bowl Browsing

Great!  VA federal judge declares the individual mandate of ObamaCare unconstitutional.  The link includes the 42 pg. decision.  It is well worth the read--clear, concise, and persuasive.  

Key points of the judge's decision summarized.  Bottomline:  Congress cannot regulate commericial inactivity.  Duh.

Euro debt crisis caused "accidentally on-purpose" in order to expand E.U. political control?  I wouldn't be surprised at all.

A lefty HuffPo blogger/ColumbiaU prof was recently arrested for having an incestuous relationship with his adult daughter.  Given the Supreme Court's decisions on same-sex relationships and current litigation around SSM, this question was inevitable:  should incestuous adult relationships be illegal?  (Fair warning:  this article is not obscene but it deals frankly with the legal issues of the question.)

". . .report details the rise of a secularist attitude in European societies that increasingly leads to intolerance against Christian beliefs."
10 Manly Christmas gifts for the men in your life.

Is the Church skeptical of Marian apparitions?  Yes, she is. . .and she should be.  Everything necessary for salvation is contained within scripture and taught by the Tradition of the Church.  Apparitions are "extra" and never necessary.

Good vs. Evil comic:  Zombie Jesus!  Not sure what to think about this.  It combines two of my fav subjects--Jesus and zombies. 

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  1. Anonymous1:57 AM

    So are you saying that we, and by 'we' I mean your loyal readers, should, in addition to books, get you a bottle of bourbon, black cowboy boots, a gun that goes with your habit (perhaps pearl handled), Cuban cigars, a new rosary, a laptop cover that looks like a book, and a Amazon gift card so you can load your Kindle with books? Greedy this Christmas much? lol

  2. Emilie, NO! Please, no, don't get me any of those things. I have to travel light. . .

    Now, the Kindle card sounds interesting, but I have no idea how it works. :-)

  3. Anonymous6:58 AM

    Regarding the serious questioning of incestuous relationships, I could not read all the comments, but it seems that no one made the connection that the marriage between the mother and father should be for life and honored. That would be the first offense, against his wife.

    You want to make women less willing and really uncomfortable about having children with you....just pull out that article.

    For those commenting that suggest that most adult children no longer listen to parents anyway so that unequal control is not there....is it the states fault that they did not keep up the proper relationships and healthy boundaries of the family to even be able to tell there was a difference between the father/mother relationship and father/daughter relationship? Or do we really need a "morons only" line?

  4. Fr Joseph Mack8:37 AM

    Just letting you know, one of those coffee bowl links carried a trojan loader called "Antivirus Action" - beast of thing to get rid of and got past two malware scanners.

  5. Fr Joseph Mack1:11 PM

    Really not sure exactly, but either the "Good vs Evil" or "Lazy, lazy Christmas"

  6. templariiidvm6:27 PM

    So, could a little derringer fit in your boot, Father?? Unfortunately, we can't mail you bourbon!

    And btw, I want that laptop cover too! That is SO COOL! I know, I am superficial, but it is!!