Archive for April 10, 2009

I can believe it aparently you can’t…

Posted: April 10, 2009 by datechguy in catholic
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…at least if you work for CNN. If you do apparently that basic Christian belief that prayer makes a difference and can change hearts and minds is not something that you can handle:

ROESGEN: A spokesman for the university says there no plans to un-invite the president, but protesters say they will say one million rosaries until graduation day — praying that the president will become pro-life.

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ROESGEN: Can you believe that, Wolf, they’re actually praying that God will change the heart and mind of President Obama to make him pro-life?

Oddly enough after confession today I was chatting with my confessor and we talked about how we are laughed at by society today. He was very distressed and adamant about it as he was born in Vietnam and had to deal with a dictatorship. He commented that compared to US society it was easier to keep the faith there.

Ms. Roesgen should rejoice in the freedom that America gives to her to publicly ridicule Catholics’ on national television and be well paid for it. She has the rest of her life to continue to do so…

…after that she is on her own, but before that point I think a prayer or two for her is in order. They apparently are very much needed.

By an odd coincidence here is an excerpt from the Pope’s sermon yesterday:

‘Jesus is humiliated in new ways even today – when things that are most holy and profound in the faith are being trivialised, the sense of the sacred is allowed to erode,’ he said.

‘Everything in public life risks being desacralised – persons, places, pledges, prayers, practices, words, sacred writings, religious formulae, symbols, ceremonies. Our life together is being increasingly secularised.

‘Religious life grows diffident. Thus we see the most momentous matters placed among trifles, and trivialities glorified.

‘Values and norms that held societies together and drew people to higher ideals are laughed at and thrown overboard. Jesus continues to be ridiculed.’

The Pope, who turns 82 later this month, prayed that Christians would respond to the problem by growing in faith.

‘May we never question or mock serious things in life like a cynic,’ he said.

Good advice.

Am I the only Doctor Who fan…

Posted: April 10, 2009 by datechguy in doctor who
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…who sees double decker bus and thinks Iris Wildthyme?

Well we will find out in about 36 hours or so. With the help of a proxy server that is.

If you are interested in there is a new Audio Series of Iris Wildthyme adventures this year.

Can’t Obama play this game?

Posted: April 10, 2009 by datechguy in opinion/news, war
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Leave it to president Obama to time the signing of a waver that has been regularly signed for three Lustrums:

President Obama signed a waiver Thursday that will allow the Palestinian Liberation Organization to retain its office in Washington D.C.

(15 years if you never saw Rooster Cogburn) for the moment when it can cause maximum embarrassment or offense:

The waiver was released at about the same time that Obama was having a Passover Seder at the White House with friends and members of his staff.

Then again maybe the point wasn’t so much to insult Jews as it was for the Arabs to see the Jews insulted.

Remind me again what was the percentage of Jews who voted for this president? 75%? You get what you pay for. What is that quote that Moses said about choices?

Or maybe it is just another Obamateurism

Never attribute to malice what can be attributed to stupidity.

Here’s Donna

Posted: April 10, 2009 by datechguy in doctor who
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Planet Gallifrey has shots from the filming of the final specials of David Tennant’s run as the Doctor. And it looks like Donna Noble’s time is not as up as it appeared.