Saturday, November 1, 2008

Don’t Stop Watching until the End

by Steve Ray on November 1, 2008

This is a powerful video statement — An “Open Letter to Senator Obama.” It has to do with our military and their loyalty to our country. It also has to do with presidential candidates and which ones will support them.

The video ends with the song “God bless you USA” — quite a bit different from Obama’s pastor Wright who is famous for shouting from the pulpit “God DAMN the USA.”

Another interesting video is Howard Stern’s interview with some Obama voters. The ignorance is appalling but these folks will presumably be out voting on Tuesday. Though I despise Stern, this is an interesting expose’. Click here.


Our Governor Needs to go back to CCD Class

by Steve Ray on November 1, 2008

I am nauseated by my Michigan governor; I am blush with pride for our bishop.

Governor Granholm claims to be a Catholic and is the most pro-death abortion advocate in government who also promotes Embryonic Stem Cell Research (see my earlier blog on “stem cells“). Our new bishop confronted her.

Proposal 2 will be decided by Michigan voters: to legalize or not legalize Embryonic Stem Cell Research. She says YES; he says NO!

You can read Bishop Boyea’s bold response to her, even chiding her a bit for her ignorance and misrepresentation of the faith. You can read it here and his letter on the election and on Humanae Vitae here. As you will see, he has courageously spoken out on life and the election. Bravo!

Frankly, I am tired of bishops who are not speaking out and taking courageous stands for Life and Truth like their predecessors in the early centuries – willing to die a martyrs death for the truth.

I don’t know if this is true or not, but there is a story of a young boy and his father attending the consecration of a number of bishops. The kneeling bishops were obscured from view by the clergy filing past laying their hands on the new bishops and praying for them. The young boy leaned over and asked his father a question. “Father, what are they doing to the new bishops?” The father answered, “They are extracting their backbones, my son.”

This is sad but too often true. However, I must say I am proud of the good number of bishops including my own who this year have spoken out on the truth and the election. May God grant them courage to continue speaking out and to rally their flocks to live the fullness of the Catholic life!


Redistributing the Wealth – Waiter not too Happy

by Steve Ray on November 1, 2008

I thought this was very clever. I found this on the American Spectator blog. Our government already does a lot of this but under Obama it will be tremendously increased by liberal democrats who are not very generous with their own money. It is a fact that conservatives give to charities at about twice the rate of liberals.

In a local restaurant my server had on a “Obama 08” tie, again I laughed as he had given away his political preference-just imagine the coincidence.

When the bill came I decided not to tip the server and explained to him that I was exploring the Obama redistribution of wealth concept. He stood there in disbelief while I told him that I was going to redistribute his tip to someone who I deemed more in need-the homeless guy outside. The server angrily stormed from my sight.

I went over to the homeless guy and gave him the $10 and told him to thank the server inside as I’ve decided he could use the money more. The homeless guy was grateful.

At the end of my rather unscientific redistribution experiment I realized the homeless guy was grateful for the money he did not earn, but the waiter was pretty angry that I gave away the money he did earn even though the actual recipient deserved money more.

I guess redistribution of wealth is an easier thing to swallow in concept than in practical application.