Archive for October 3, 2008

I’m certain that once Nielsen breaks down the TV ratings from last night’s VP debate, it will rank up there with Super Bowls and the like. It’s insane the amount of coverage and chaos this thing was getting in the news.

So, I was looking high and low for any talk of Christianity, religion and other malapropos references that are usually forced in a political debate to ring scores with the evangelicals. You know, wanting to keep it real on the Wall and all.

Although nothing piegged my VU levels on the HiScriveneRatio, I found a brilliant post that did over on “Another Brick in the Wall”  Get Religion.

DPulliam broke this joker down like a G.I. tract working over a piece of steak – still chunky, but nice and lean going down. Check it out here.

Oh, before you do… did anyone notice the subtext last night between both of them that read, “Well, I’m just going to stick to my talking points because if I drift, I may whiff.” Maybe that’s just me?!

COUGH… sorry… I just choked on my… COUGH… rosary.

Well, you read it correctly. This just in from the Vatican – the Democrats are evidently agents of extinction. You know, in case you didn’t know that.

Raymond Burke, who was named prefect of the Vatican’s Supreme Court of the Apostolic Signature in June, told the Italian Catholic newspaper Avvenire that the U.S. Democratic Party risked “transforming itself definitively into a party of death for its decisions on bioethical issues.”

Ah, well. Here we go. Republicans were the same silk robe while carrying a sickle with its boney hands because they “sent our boys overseas to Iraq.” Come on. Let’s hear it. I’ll be over here kicking my feet up.

But before you crawl upon your soapbox, keep reading. This affront is about ABORTION, not the war… and you tell me, when would you prefer to kill? In a foreign land or in-utero?! Oh, did I say that out loud? Burke, take it away:

Burke said pro-life Democrats were “rare” and that it saddened him that the party [specifically Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi] that helped “our immigrant parents and grandparents” prosper in America had changed so much over the years.

Anyone see what’s really wrong with this picture? The Vatican is NO DIFFERENT here than the fraudulent pastors who decide they want to stick it to the IRS and tell their congregations in whom they should vote.

MEMO to any Mountebank in this position: In looking through all my theology books, I don’t recall reading anything during the Schisms or any Ecumencial Council that it’s the Vatican’s place to stick its gem-encrusted nose in politics. Maybe I’m wrong? I need to go back to CCD, I guess.

So, uh, I can’t wait to see the IRS enforce its tax-exempt revocations on the Holy See. News at 11.

The pen is mighter than the what, again?!

The pen is mighter than the what, again?!

A couple of weeks ago, HiScrivener posted a delightful diatribe from the affectionately dubbed “Grand Puba” of High Calling Blogs, Marcus Goodyear.

The post in question revolved around an ingenious version of the Ten Commandments. Given he runs a blog network, it’s fitting they are the de rigeur of Blogging.

Well, set out not to be outdone, the London-based Evangelical Alliance has posted its own version of – originally entitled – “The Ten Blogging Commandments.”

Three problems for my revered HCB:

  1. Their version of stone-laden writ made Reuters. Yours made… well, The Writing on the Wall. Don’t get me wrong, I love what God has allowed this to become, but it’s no international wire service.
  2. Brother, you need PR representation. I know this guy… ah, but that’s another story. IJS.
  3. Can you break a copyright infringement across the pond? If so, get a kayak and gets to paddling.