Friday, October 27, 2006


On Wednesday October 25th, the New Jersey Supreme Court decided that gay couples are entitled to the same legal rights and financial benefits as heterosexual couples and gave the legislature 180 days to amend or enact laws to achieve this result. Republicans, searching for an issue - any issue - to divert voters' attention away from Iraq and other failures, immediately seized upon gay marriage as that issue. It worked in 2004 so why not now?

Yesterday, in Iowa, the Republican-in-Chief, President Bush, said "Yesterday in New Jersey, we had another activist court issue a ruling that raises doubts about the institution of marriage,” Mr. Bush drew applause when he reiterated his long-held stance that marriage was “a union between a man and a woman,” adding, “I believe it’s a sacred institution that is critical to the health of our society and the well-being of families, and it must be defended.”.

Well, we certainly want to defend traditional marriage against this dire threat. Gay marriage probably also is a threat against the "war.on terror", as well as being responsible for illegal immigration and the rise of Nancy Pelosi. If the Bush administration believed in scientific research, it should appoint a well-respected research group to document how traditional marriage has been severely damaged by the thousands of gay couples who have wed.

Monday, October 23, 2006


Some of the News
That may be True


Rome October 22, 2006 - The Vatican announced today that Barack Obama was one of
three candidates Pope Benedict XVI considers worthy of sainthood. Thus, begins the process of further examination of the life of the Illinois Senator for eventual elevation to saint.

Reporters questioned the Vatican spokesman, Cardinal Sanducci, raising the point that Mr. Obama was not even a Roman Catholic. Cardinal Sanducci noted that the Senator was clearly a man of great goodness and that, given his background, he could bring the message of common good to Asia and Africa, as well as to the United States. It was also clear that Mr. Obama also does extraordinarily well in promoting inclusiveness and faith to audiences and talk show hosts around the world.

Reporters asked whether or not this action was perhaps premature since Barack Obama had not even been President as yet. Cardnal Sanducci responded that this was considered a plus and that, in fact, a U.S. presidency would constitute an automatic disqualification.

Some observers noted the Mr. Obama's life had not been totally exemplary and that he had said that he may have even tried "a little blow". Others dismissed Mr. Obama's statement as just a political move to get some street cred.

According to Europe United Press, it was later learned that the suggestion for sainthood consideration came,along with a substantial donation, from the Bill and Hillary Clinton Foundation.