Subway Mocks America Overseas
Here's the German-language tray-liner.
Here's the Southern Appeal post on this subject.
Here's the Corner post on this subject.
Law student. Yankees fan. Massive fraggle. Just living the American dream.
During the Nicene Creed, for example, the sections on believing in only "one Lord" ("We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God . . .") and only "one holy Catholic and apostolic Church" are excised from the prayer.I've never been to the Paulist Center, so I don't know if they actually do this, but for the sake of argument let's stipulate that the report is accurate. Isn't this a big deal? At least as big a deal as filioque?
Set in Havana, Cuba, during the 50's, a club owner is caught in the turbulent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the Marxist government of Fidel Castro. Castro's regime ultimately leads the club owner to flee to New York.I like the parallelism there.
To me, Dark City felt like the first Matrix without the kung fu, but it did have a nice, Philip K. Dickian is-it-real-or-am-I-reading-a-Philip-K.-Dick-novel eeriness and some good hats.I hate to disagree, but the hats in Dark City were not merely good. They were fan-f***ing-tastic.
Let me get this straight: Kerry takes a position (voting against the $87 billion for Iraq reconstruction after voting for the war was the right thing, and he's proud he did it), Bush makes a substantive criticism of that position (saying: you shouldn't authorize invading a country and then vote against money for reconstruction and to equip the occupying army, and that bragging about doing so is unseemly), and Kerry surrogates reply to Bush's criticism how? By pointing out that, 35 years ago, Bush served in the Air National Guard, whereas Kerry served in Viet Nam?
Bush also took issue with Kerry's pronouncement this week that he and running mate John Edwards (news - web sites) were proud of the fact that they opposed in the Senate the $87 billion aid package for Afghanistan (news - web sites) and Iraq (news - web sites). Kerry said they had done so because "we knew the policy had to be changed."
"He's entitled to his view," Bush said. "But members of Congress should not vote to send troops into battle and then vote against funding them, and then brag about it."
Kerry's campaign responded that Kerry had served in the Vietnam War and questions linger about Bush's wartime service in the Texas Air National Guard.
"Considering that George Bush actively avoided combat duty and has pursued policies that have made the nation less secure, he is on very shaky ground when it comes to questioning the commitment that Vietnam vet John Kerry has to our national security," said former Sen. Max Cleland, D-Ga., a Vietnam War veteran and frequent Kerry surrogate. "This is just more attack-dog politicking by an increasingly desperate, partisan White House."
Antonio Burr, a psychologist from New York, maintains his ancestor was the victim, attacked personally, not politically, by Hamilton, who refused to apologize.I know it's hard to think objectively about members of one's family, but after 200 years I would have hoped the Burrs would have gained some perspective. Hamilton was a jerk, yes, but he wrote the things he did about Burr because they were true. Burr and Hamilton dueled because they had been bitter political rivals for almost 30 years, ever since they'd been young officers serving on Washington's general staff. Hamilton hated Burr because he believed (correctly) that Burr an unprincipled cad who would betray the Republic to satisfy his ambition. Burr hated Hamilton because he believed (correctly) that Hamilton hated him and was determined to block his attempts at political advancement. The New York gubernatorial election of 1804 was just the straw that broke the camel's back.
If the Church is wrong in Humanae vitae, the judgment that it is wrong can only be made with reference to some standard. That standard, obviously, cannot be the Church herself; some contend that it is moral intuition, others a more academically respectable reading of scripture or of the history of doctrine; still others some comprehensive system of ethics or logic. But the crucial point is that whatever standard is taken as fundamentally reliable, this standard judges the Church, and is not judged by her. Here is the real revolution incited by the Pill; next to it the rise in promiscuity is a mere flutter.It's not about how many kids you have or don't have; it's about whether the Church can be led into error or whether the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it. I seem to recall hearing that somewhere.
|"It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is."
|You are Desiderius Erasmus!|
You have great love for others and will do just about anything to show it to them. You are tolerant
and avoid confrontations, so people generally are drawn to you. You are more quiet and reserved in
front of strangers, but around some people you open up. When things get tough, you like to meditate
alone. Unfortunately you often get things like "what a pansy," or "you're such a liberal."