In the Veggietales episode Sheerluck Holmes and the Golden Ruler, there’s a short called “The Asparagus of La Mancha,” where Archibald is a restaurant order named Don who goes to war against a windmill-themed chain restaraunt across the street.
In one segment, Don changes his restaurant to a Starbucks-style cafe with the motto: “Joppa Java: Why pay a little bit for coffee when you can pay a lot?”
It is well established outside the US that adult stem cell therapy works, and that it is fairly simple and inexpensive (sample the patient’s own stem cells, sometimes from saliva, sometimes from bone marrow; adapt them as necessary; culture them; inject them back into the relevant body part of the original patient and watch the damage heal).
For years now, the pro-life community has been reporting advances in adult stem cell therapy, while the MSM remains silent, and advocates of embryonic stem cell research claim that pro-lifers have made up their facts on ASCR.
Well, here’s an ABC news story about a Texas police officer who was healed from paralysis by stem cell treatment he received in China. Not only that, but it’s a Yahoo! Headline!
I’m sure the Left will find some way to steer this as a story in favor of embryonic stem cell research. If they were honest, they would adopt as their motto a paraphrase of Mr. Lunt’s “Poncho”:
“Embryonic Stem Cell Research: why pay a little for treatment when you can pay a lot?”
(Heck, that should already be the motto of the AMA and FDA).
Bishops who have already rebuked Pelosi:
1. Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver
2. Bishop James Conley, his auxiliary bishop
3. Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington DC
4. Cardinal Justin Regali of Philadelphia, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities
5. Bishop William Lori of Bridgeport, chairman of the Committee on Doctrine
6. Cardinal Edward Egan of New York
7. Bishop Samuel Aquila of Fargo
8. Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh
9. Bishop Michael Sheridan of Colorado Springs
10. Archbishop Jose Gomez of San Antonio
11. Bishop Oscar Cantu, his auxiliary bishop
12. Bishop William Murphy of Rockville
13. Bishop Edward Slatter of Tulsa
14. Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas
15. Bishop Gregory Aymond of Austin
16. Bishop James Slattery of Tulsa
17. Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston
18. Bishop Thomas Wenski of Orlando
19. Archbishop John Nienstedt of Saint Paul/Minneapolis
20. Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, President of the US Bishops
21. Bishop Robert Vasa of Baker, OR
22. Bishop Jerome Listecki of La Crosse, WI
23. Bishop Richard Lennon of Cleveland, OH
24. Bishop Ralph Nickless of Sioux City, IA
25. Archbishop George Niederauer of San Francisco
26. Bishop Glen Provost of Los Angeles
Plus, the USCCB has issued an official statement on Joseph Biden.
Now, obviously I disagree with some of his disagreements with Bush (e.g., ESCR, and I’m hoping his position there will change), but given that torture is a big albatross for the GOP, and McCain has been waffling a bit on it during this campaign, hopefully he will come out now with a strong anti-torture position, eliminating one of the arguments Catholics have against him.
Looks like Obama’s aura is Palin, and we’re just Biden our time till he loses in November. 🙂
At the DNC, only 13 pro-lifers were arrested, in an event arranged by Randall Terry, who intentionally planned to be arrested–and, according to this account, it sounds like they were very peaceable about the whole thing.
When the protesters first gathered at the gate, people with convention
passes were able squeeze behind them to get through. When protesters sat
down in the street, Terry asked an aide for the “red phone,” a cell phone he
used to call police. He could be heard saying “Lieutenant, we’re here at the
Then some of the protesters moved closer to the gate, blocking it. Secret Service officers shut it and directed convention-goers to another gate. Protesters sang a Catholic hymn, “Salve Regina.” They said one Hail Mary for the police officers before a lieutenant approached them. Reading from a card, he cited the city ordinance they were violating and warned them they would have to leave or be arrested.
After he read the warning for a second time, things went slightly off script. Some bystanders began to call on police to arrest the protesters immediately. One man shouted that protesters were terrorists. A protester shouted back, “What do you call
abortion?” An officer told the crowd the protesters would be gone in a few minutes.
The lieutenant read the third warning, and Terry reminded anyone who wanted to leave to do so. As officers lined up to remove the protesters, they began to chant: “Deny Biden communion.”
Delaware Sen. Joe Biden, Obama’s vice presidential choice, is Catholic.
Uhh, no he’s not.
Meanwhile, a bunch of “anarchists” and “peace activists” were arrested at the DNC.
This is quite different from these folks:
Younger people did cartwheels. Tourists came by to check out the spectacle. The chants, which were political at the outset, turned silly a couple hours in.
“You’re sexy, you’re cute, take off the riot suit,” protesters serenaded those blocking their path.
On a tangential note, I was surprised to learn that Randall Terry converted to Catholicism in 2005. Prior to that, he divorced his first wife in 2000, married a woman with whom he’d already been committing adultery. One of his kids is now a Muslim, and another is gay.
Researching a recent story I will be writing about later, I found some group from Michigan called “Catholics for the Common Good.” On their website, they say the following:
“Download ‘Life Does Not End at Birth’ Ad placed by Pax Christie in newspapers across the United States [emphasis added]”
Apparently, they do not worship Jesus Christ, but some female goddess named “Christie.”