Good to see the ecclesiastical electric chair still works.

Next. . . Good evening, Mrs. Pelosi.

Pope Francis excommunicates pro-gay marriage priest. He’s not the liberal the media want.

Dr. Tim Stanley observes:

From all of last week’s headlines saying that the Pope wants to forget this nonsense about abortion and gays, you’d imagine that Germaine Greer had been elected to run the Catholic Church. Actually what the Pope was saying was that he wants the Church to talk more about what it’s for than what it’s against. But that doesn’t mean it won’t still be against those things that contradict its teachings and traditions.

Just ask Greg Reynolds of Melbourne – a priest who appears to have been both defrocked and excommunicated because of his radical views on women clergy and gay marriage. From Australia’s The Age:

The excommunication document – written in Latin and giving no reason – was dated May 31, meaning it comes under the authority of Pope Francis who made headlines on Thursday calling for a less rule-obsessed church.

The document might give no explicit reason, but the reason is implicit and well understood: Reynolds has offended Mother Church with his politics. It’s interesting to note that the former priest tells The Age that he “wants the same thing as the Pope” which is “to encourage reform and clear need for renewal in the church.” I read from this that Reynolds has, like many liberals, misunderstood Francis’ words. Structural reform is clearly necessary to prevent future horrors like the child abuse scandal, and renewal is something that Christians always desire. But Reynolds would throw out Catholic doctrine – something Francis would never do because he is, despite the best wishes of so many in the media, a Catholic. His treatment of Reynolds proves that point.

H/T to S. Rogers.

Bohemian Gravity.

Following the papal advice to take a break from my years of obsessing over abortion, militant sodomites, militant musloids, and all those other things that threaten the existence of Christianity and civilizations that don’t condone conjugal combinations with camels, mass murder of unborn innocents, and other plague-inducing behaviors, I’ve decided to bring a little balance to my life.  I’m starting with (finally) something really important: an a capella recitation of everyone’s favorite subject – quantum physics.  I can finally realize my dream of being the life of the party at the conclave of polite conversation.


My, these are strange times.

Mikhail Gorbachev admits he is a Christian: “St Francis is, for me, the alter Christus, the other Christ. “His story fascinates me and has played a fundamental role in my life.”
Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith, no one can please God, for whoever is brought near to God must believe that he exists and that he is the rewarder of those who seek him.”
Pope Francis I: “You ask me if the God of the Christians forgives those who don’t believe and who don’t seek the faith. I start by saying – and this is the fundamental thing – that God’s mercy has no limits if you go to him with a sincere and contrite heart. The issue for those who do not believe in God is to obey their conscience. Sin, even for those who have no faith, exists when people disobey their conscience.”

Obama thanks Muslim Brotherhood.

Or is it the other way around?

You may recall that Barack Obama campaigned on “Change that we can believe in.”  At the time he never actually told us which “we” he was talking about.  I think I’m starting to get it.

On the heels of Obama’s speech, Iran is threatening to destroy our world. Well, that’s change, right?  You better believe it.  Oh, “change I can (and better) believe in.”  Campaign promise fulfilled.  My bad for not realizing exactly who he was making that promise to.

Can you help me think of any other campaign promises President Obama has kept?  To make it was you can include sodomites in the military or money for Planned Parenthood.

I thought it was “survival of the fittest.”


So let’s get this straight, an evolutionist (who by definition thinks everything is “progressing”) all of the sudden thinks that a particular species – oh, that happens to be the human species – is progressing, and he gets all jiggy about the survival of the species.  And all this time, I thought that if a species is prospering, it’s chances of survival were going up.  Silly me.

Attenborough is hosting another one of those snooty pseudo-documentaries “Rise of Animals” Triumph of the Vertebrates.”  He’ll probably want to modify that to Triumph of some Vertebrates.

Sir David Attenborough has suggested it is irresponsible to have a large family in today’s overcrowded world.   The veteran natural history broadcaster warned that future generations face less happy and healthy lives as resources become increasingly stretched and natural wonders disappear.

He even appeared to voice support for China’s brutal one-child policy, saying the country had recognized it would have too many mouths to feed if it did not impose restrictions of family size.

Sir David, 87, was speaking ahead of his new two-part documentary David Attenborough’s Rise Of Animals: Triumph Of The Vertebrates, which will start on September 20 on BBC2.

Addressing the controversial theme of the one-child policy, he said: ‘It’s the degree to which it has been enforced which is terrible, and there’s no question it’s produced all kinds of personal tragedies. There’s no question about that.

‘On the other hand, the Chinese themselves recognize that had they not done so there would be several million more mouths in the world today than there are now.’

He does raise one salient point, at 87, there will soon be one less mouth on the planet.  I guessin’ he won’t be sounding all that high brow then.


Um. Uh-oh. There goes the bacon.

China buys Smithfield.

Smithfield Receives U.S. Approval for Biggest Chinese Takeover

Smithfield Foods Inc. (SFD), the world’s largest hog and pork producer, said U.S. regulators will allow the company to be bought by China’s Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd. in what would be the biggest Chinese purchase of a U.S. firm.

“This transaction will create a leading global animal protein enterprise,” Zhijun Yang, Chief Executive Officer of Shuanghui International, said in a joint statement from both companies released yesterday.

Smithfield Foods Inc. brand sliced deli ham sits on display at a supermarket in Princeton, Illinois. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S., or CFIUS, approved the transaction and it will be voted on by Smithfield shareholders at the company’s annual meeting Sept. 24. The government of Ukraine also approved the deal, according to the statement.

Shuanghui, based in Hong Kong, said May 29 it would buy Smithfield for $4.72 billion in a deal that has drawn scrutiny from senior members of Congress in both U.S. political parties, including Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, a Democrat from Montana, and Orrin Hatch, a Republican from Utah, who had asked for a “thorough review” of the plan.

Read the rest of the article here.

Let’s see, no domestic ownership or control of food production AND our country’s biggest creditor does.  I’m starting of list of, gee, what could go wrong with this . . . . put your item in the combox.

How ’bout 我們被擰緊 for starters.


HT to A. Barnhardt


The Saudis want Syria.

King of Saudi Arabia tells how he gonna pull it off.

 “I summon my blue-eyed slaves anytime it pleases me. I command the Americans to send me their bravest soldiers to die for me. Anytime I clap my hands a stupid genie called the American ambassador appears to do my bidding. When the Americans die in my service their bodies are frozen in metal boxes by the US Embassy and American airplanes carry them away, as if they never existed. Truly, America is my favorite slave.”

King Fahd Bin Abdul-Aziz, Jeddeh 1993


H/T to D.Bachert

Don’t you just hate it when a baby lives.

Critics of in vitro fertilization cite, among other things, that multiple embryos are used and destroyed.  One couple who was unable to conceive and “so wanted a baby” now disclose that they are “pissed” upon learning that they are blessed with twins.

Can you imagine any other venue where a “2 for the price of 1” would not yield a fist pump and cry of “score!”?  So go the markers on our societal slide to perdition.

Meet the ingrates:

“To say we’re excited would be an exaggeration,” the dad wrote on in an anonymous post that recently started trending on social media. “More truthfully, we’re pissed. And terrified, and angry, and guilty, and regretful.”

You see, both embryos that were implanted stuck. The wife is pregnant with twins.

Is this culture savable?  Is it worth saving?

That’s gotta leave a mark.

That’s gotta leave a mark.

I didn’t know Gloria Allred worked there.


H/T to D.Bachert

Funny use of a gun.

Should have had an extended magazine.

Does that “Scream” mask remind you of Piers Morgan . . . or is it just me?

Let me know how hard you laughed.