Friday, February 27, 2009

A classic deceit

Vatican: bishop's apology on Holocaust not enough

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican said Friday that the apology issued by an ultraconservative bishop who denied the Holocaust was not good enough to admit him into the Catholic Church as a clergyman.

The priest, Bishop Richard Williamson, deployed a familiar device.  Here is a portion of what he said:

"To all souls that took honest scandal from what I said, before God I apologize."

There is no sense of repentance.  An apology without admitting wrong:  A classic deceit. 

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

This way to the egress?

4 charged in multi-state suicide assistance probe

We are continuing down the slippery slope:

Four members of the Final Exit Network were charged Wednesday with helping a 58-year-old Georgia man end his life by inhaling helium. The group assigns those seeking to end their lives a guide who instructs them to purchase two new helium tanks and a hood, known as an "exit bag," the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.

We've gone from assisted suicide to death with dignity to exit.

To move people out of his exhibits faster, P. T. Barnum had the idea of posting signs that read:  This Way to the Egress.   Looks like the suicide crowd have resurrected that idea.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Speaking of 'inside the beltway'

Special Report on Fox is discussing earmarks in the current budget bill.  I had to laugh when Charles Krauthammer cited 'reduction of pig odor in Louisiana' as an egregious earmark.  Well, it was for Iowa, but that is beside the point.  The point is:  Krauthammer has never been downwind of a pig farm!

Juan Williams is right:  A case can be made for some earmarks.  This would be a big one if you live in (or, drive through) Iowa.

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Loose lips sink ships?

Source: Strains, threats hurt military readiness

WASHINGTON – For the third consecutive year, a classified Pentagon assessment has concluded there's a significant risk that the U.S. military could not respond quickly and fully to any new crisis, The Associated Press has learned.

Senior military officials spoke about the report on condition of anonymity because it is a classified document.

Are you getting tired of leaks of classified information?  First, there is her majesty, Diane Feinstein, leaking information about our activities in the Far East theatre.  Now, this.

Where is the discipline?  Why aren't people getting fired?

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