Friday, December 05, 2008

533,000 Jobs Lost In November

In a time when an economic upturn is so desperately needed the jobless numbers roll in. The unemployment rate has risen to 6.7% and 533,000 jobs were lost in November alone! Combine this with Obama's reckless and irresponsible economic philosophies and you have a perfect mix for the next Depression.

The only good outlook we have is that this could set things in motion for a Republican Presidential win in 2012. Unfortunately, we must all wait and see, which means living the God awful, painful reality of an Obama Administration before we can reach that light at the end of the tunnel.

We also cannot just sit back and assume it will happen on its own, no matter how badly Obama screws up, we must work diligently now to put in place the conservatives who will be our future leaders to set the stage for a conservative President.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

NEWS ALERT!

On Friday, December 5, 2008, Catholic League President Bill Donohue will appear on EWTN’s “The World Over” to discuss current issues on which the league is working.

The show airs at 8:00 pm ET.

The show will re-air Saturday at 1:00 am ET, Sunday at 4 pm ET, and Monday at 11:00 am and 10:00 pm ET.

Catholic League News Release

“DIVERSITY” IS CODE FOR BIGOTRY

Here is a sample of how diversity is being celebrated this December:

· Elementary school students in Plainfield, Illinois are decorating a “Holiday” tree that represents 18 countries.
· A “Holiday Revelry” will be performed at the Framingham Civic League in Massachusetts; it is a “multicultural” event that includes “PAC Sword Dancers” and “traditional” Christmas songs such as “Pat-A-Pan.”
· “Winter Traditions” will be celebrated at the Fort Collins Museum in Colorado. They include “Celebrations of Light” that highlight “traditions, cultures and celebrations from across the world.”
· At a high school in Ocean City, Maryland, the annual “Winter Concert” this year will feature a performance entitled “Eid Mubarak,” a Muslim holiday song.
· At the Comcast Center in Philadelphia there will be a huge “Multimedia Holiday Show” featuring secular songs. Religious Christmas songs are expressly prohibited.
· At Missouri State University, a new school rule explicitly bans the menorah and the nativity scene from being displayed in common areas. Nonetheless, the menorah is displayed; the crèche is not.
· At an architectural firm in Wichita, Kansas there will be no Christmas party. But there will be a party. The CEO says, “we call our December party a holiday party.”

Darby Herrington, a Colorado lawyer, wrote a column defending these kinds of things. According to her, “People of other religions tend to harbor some ill feelings toward all things Christmas.”

Catholic League president Bill Donohue offered his thoughts:

“Cultural fascists invoke ‘diversity’ every December as cover for neutering Christmas—they never choose some other month to practice their multicultural religion. And by the way, who are these people from other religions who hate Christmas? I never met one. It would be more accurate to say that it’s precisely the persons who make this charge who hate Christmas.”


Susan A. Fani
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
catalyst@catholicleague.org
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)

http://catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1525

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Catholic League News Release

VATICAN REJECTS U.N. DECLARATION ON GAYS


On December 10, the French will submit to the U.N. General Assembly a non-binding declaration that would decriminalize homosexuality. The Vatican is opposed to the document, citing its concerns over language that could impose same-sex marriage in law.

Catholic League president Bill Donohue defends the Vatican decision:

“The Vatican’s critics are already going ballistic over its opposition to the U.N. declaration. Italian newspapers have branded the Catholic Church’s position ‘total idiocy and madness,’ accusing it of being ‘obsessed with sin.’ Amnesty International has weighed in against the Vatican and
Time
magazine has branded Pope Benedict XVI ‘Scrooge’ for resisting the French declaration. All of these boilerplate comments are off-base.

“Archbishop Celestino Migliore, permanent observer of the Holy See to the U.N., has made it clear that the problem with the document is not that it seeks to protect homosexuals from being persecuted—the Church is obviously opposed to any such behavior—but that it opens the door to sanctioning gay marriage. His concerns are real: gay activists in support of the declaration have already said that this is the first step towards a binding U.N. resolution. And the problem with that is that it would ineluctably grease the slide towards gay marriage. As anyone who has seriously followed the gay rights movement knows, this is not a matter of conjecture—it is part of the gay agenda.

“Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Vatican press office, also spoke to this issue. ‘Obviously, no one wants to defend the death penalty for homosexuals, as some would insinuate,’ he said. He cited the principles embodied in the
Catholic Catechism
as excluding ‘not only the death penalty, but all violent or discriminatory penal legislations in relation to homosexuals.’ What Lombardi wants, justly so, is to maintain the ‘privileged place’ of marriage as being between a man and a woman.

“It’s time to call the Vatican’s critics’ bluff: Let them first pass a binding resolution against gay marriage before considering the French proposal.”


Susan A. Fani
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
catalyst@catholicleague.org
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)

http://catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1524
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Poll Results

Here are the results from our latest poll question:

Do you believe Oklahoma should be ahead of Texas in the BCS rankings?

No 91.3%

Yes 8.7%

Newspaper Bailout?

Say no to newspaper bailouts

Michelle Malkin - Syndicated Columnist - 12/4/2008 8:00:00 AM

It was supposed to be a joke. As an endless parade of corporate beggars marches to Washington in search of handouts for their beleaguered industries, some of us in the news business snarked that journalists would be next in line. I launched a Newspaper Bailout Countdown Clock on my blog after The New York Times Company's bonds plunged into junk territory in October. A few weeks later, columnist Jon Fine published a tongue-in-cheek memo in BusinessWeek outlining a federal newspaper rescue proposal.

The jibes were meant to be facetious critiques of for-profit enterprises demanding massive taxpayer expenditures under the guise of preserving the "public interest." But now, in a rather unfunny turn, the newspaper bailout push has actually come to pass. [read more]

Taking Christ Out Of Christmas

Christmas Is Not A Holiday -- It's A Birthday

By Michael Reagan
December 4, 2008

Christmas is once again upon us, and we can expect to witness countless new displays of the rampant secularization of what is meant to be a joyous celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

Frankly I'm fed up with seeing federal, state and local governments, local and nationwide chain stores, and even the White House -- which last year couldn't call their Christmas Party a Christmas party -- all of them giving in to the intimidation of a handful of secular progressives who loathe Christianity and any celebration associated with it. [read more]

Chambliss Wins Georgia Seat

Chambliss Victory Refutes Public Break With Conservatism

By Christopher G. Adamo
December 4, 2008

Georgia voters validated the Reaganite template for victory once again on December 2. In a runoff election for Senate, incumbent Saxby Chambliss won handily over Democrat challenger Jim Martin, with an advantage of nearly fifteen percent. [read more]

Will The Bailout Blunder Benefit Auto Makers?

This is the kind of garbage that really gets my dander up. These greedy, selfish, and simply despicable people have no morals or concern for the economy, or for America for that matter; all they see is a free hand out.

This is why the bailout was a bad idea to begin with. Once you bail one business out they all expect it, and why shouldn't they? What makes any business better than any other when it comes to the economy, right? That is why it should have never happened and that is why it must stop here.

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Wednesday, December 03, 2008


UAW "Needs" the Bailout, Has Money for TV Ads

Posted by: Amanda Carpenter at 9:31 PM

The United Auto Workers are among the biggest cheerleaders for the auto bailout. Their members say they must have the tax dollars in order to keep their jobs. [read more]

Fred on the Economy



h/t: American Elephant Blog

Robert Frost Poetry


Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
I am a huge fan of Robert Frost. I wanted to share some of my favorites and some of his not-so-well known poems with you. I will periodically post a poem for you to enjoy.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

A Big Victory For the Pro-Life Community From An Unexpected Source

Barack Obama's election win is going to have disastrous repercussions on the pro-life community, but here is one positive development we can all get excited about.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let it Snow


It was a cold and snowy day today:-( It all started with the sloppy, wet snow and high winds last night and ended this morning with snow and ice on everything. As DR faithfully shoveled and salted the drive and sidewalks I thoughtfully brewed a pot of coffee and drew him a hot bath to relax in.

DR came to the door briefly to inform me he would be helping the neighbor finish his sidewalk. As it drew near to the time I had to leave for work I wondered what was taking so long and looked out the window to see DR and the neighbor standing on a finished sidewalk catching up on the latest news.

I had to laugh to myself at the irony; men always say it is us women who always gossip and spend so much time talking. But, let it snow and the neighborhood men all happen to come out at the same time to dutifully shovel and catch up on the latest and greatest;-)

Poll Results

Thank you, once again to all those who voted on our latest poll. We have closed the poll asking what India's response should be to the terrorist attacks from Pakistan and below are the results:

Limited attacks on intelligence and military targets within Pakistan 51.32%

Blockade of Pakistani Ports 19.74%

Have a summit between India and Pakistan (you know Obama's answer) 13.16%

War 10.53%

Rely on the UN to deal with it 3.95%

Other answer... 1.32%

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Founding Fathers Quote

Before I end my letter, I pray Heaven to bestow the best of Blessings on this House and all that shall hereafter inhabit it. May none but honest and wise Men ever rule under this roof.

John Adams

New Additions To Our Blogroll

We have added a few new blogs and I just wanted to point them out, because sometimes they get mixed together.

CONSERVATIVE AND REPUBLICAN BLOGS AND LINKS:

Big Guy - Bigger Opinions

Confederate Yankee

Moms 4 Sarah Palin

The Doctrine of Original Intent

The Ledbetter Ledger

The Virtuous Republic

Way Up North

WISCONSIN BLOGS AND LINKS:

Berry Laker

NEWS AND INFORMATION:

Daltons Briefs - International Issues

Times Online

Poll Results

Our last poll asking the reader's opinion on the new look for The Maritime Sentry were 100% favorable. Thank you to those who took the time to vote. We have settled into the new layout and the future direction of our blog; to move forward in supporting true conservatives in future elections and to assure that the Constitution and our founding fathers' intent for this Republic are never forgotten.