My blogging buddy, Marc, posted a link to a fun website today. I couldn't help myself. Here's what I made:
Check it out yourself. Have some fun.
On Monday, the chamber sent out its ratings of all the legislators, based on their votes this session on bills important to the state’s largest business group.Why do you think I find this funny?
In the ratings, 73 legislators – all Republicans – received a score of 90 percent or above. Nine received a perfect score of 100 percent; none were from the St. Louis area.
Failing grades of below 70 percent were awarded to 77 legislators. That group included all the Democrats in the state House and Senate.
Read the Beacon story here.
Once again, our family doctor is taking his medical practice on the road to El Salvador for his annual medical mission. As in years past, he has sought anyone’s extra rosaries. This year is no different. There are baskets at the entrances to the [St. Francis de Sales] Oratory for you to bring in your extra rosaries so we may box them up and send them on his medical mission. He leaves in early November, so the latest day we can take the rosaries will be on Sunday October 27th.If you'd like to help out, visit his blog and he'll figure out a way to get the rosaries from you. Or you can contact me I guess, and I'll help you get in touch with Marc.
"The church’s pastoral ministry cannot be obsessed with the transmission of a disjointed multitude of doctrines to be imposed insistently."Replace "church" with "Republican Party", "pastoral ministry" with "grassroots mission" or "messaging", and "doctrines" with "policies" and you'll get where I'm going.
The Republican Party's messaging cannot be obsessed with the transmission of a disjointed multitude of policies to be imposed insistently.Hmmm...
"Proclamation in a missionary style focuses on the essentials, on the necessary things: this is also what fascinates and attracts more, what makes the heart burn, as it did for the disciples at Emmaus. We have to find a new balance; otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel. The proposal of the Gospel must be more simple, profound, radiant. It is from this proposition that the moral consequences then flow."As far as I see it, this is the same when it comes to politics. Think about it.
"Don't waste time developing a parish mission statement. You already have one. It is to 'go and make disciples of all nations.'"There is the crux of the matter. We must do everything for Christ Jesus, the Son of God. Making friends is one thing; making disciples is another. That's not to say they can't work together; the two are similar, and sometimes mutually beneficial. However, if we do anything without Christ as the ultimate goal, aim, and purpose, then we become, as Pope Francis said, merely a "charitable NGO."
To bypass journalists, the White House developed its own network of websites, social media and even created an online newscast to dispense favorable information and images. In some cases, the White House produces videos of the president's meetings with major figures that were never listed on his public schedule. Instead, they were kept secret - a departure from past administrations, the report noted.
Read the whole article here.
|Milk and diapers: Doesn't get any more essential than this. In case of a |
What the heck has happened to us?!
Long Island Middle School Bans Footballs, Other Recreational Items
Concerns About Injuries Prompted Ban, Port Washington Officials SayPORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Worries about injuries at a Long Island school have led to a surprising ban.
As CBS 2’s Jennifer McLogan reported Monday, officials at Weber Middle School in Port Washington are worried that students are getting hurt during recess. Thus, they have instituted a ban on footballs, baseballs, lacrosse balls, or anything that might hurt someone on school grounds.
Read the rest of the nonsense here.
I'm tired of the arrogance, "President" Obama. You're barely even worthy of the title. I respect the office and what it means to be President of the United States. But I have to wonder if you respect the title yourself. Honestly, I want to give you the benefit of the doubt; I want to think that as the leader of this country you really and truly care deeply about this country. It would be nice to know that my country's leader was patriotic, humble, and honored to be in such a position. But time and time again you prove that you are more concerned about your own selfish agenda, and about scoring political points. Well, I'm sorry, bud. You're playing with the lives of real American people, and we're tired of it. Sadly, you constantly reassure me that you're as petty as they come. A three-year-old wouldn't throw a temper tantrum this bad. They only have a bedroom to get messy; but you? You have a whole country to screw up. And you're doing a great job.Yes, go ahead and put me on a list now NSA. That would just further prove my point.
I can't give you the benefit of the doubt anymore, Mr. Obama. You've had too much garbage go on during your time in office that I'm convinced it can't be a coincidence. You really are an arrogant, narcissistic, selfish child of man. I'm ashamed to have you as my President.
It is estimated that a week's worth of the New York Times contains more information than one person was likely to come across in their lifetime in the 18th Century.Ponder that for a second.