Monday, April 27, 2009

LIBERALISM IS A MALIGNANT DISORDER

SHE'S ONCE, TWICE, THREE TIMES A LADY

PROF. MARY ANN GLENDON DECLINES MEDAL
AND PARTICIPATION IN NOTRE DAME GRADUATION


Harvard Law School professor, former U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican, former Vatican delegate to world conferences on women, and avid pro-life advocate Mary Ann Glendon has stood athwart history shouting "Stop!"

Well, not shouting so much as just saying "No." I've been waiting for this. She did it without grandstanding. It looks like she contemplated it as possibly an opportunity to be a countervailing voice. But in the end she decided that graduations are not debates, nor are they proving grounds for campaigns of self-justification on the part of wobbly university presidents.

Glendon did not immediately turn down the invitation to receive Notre Dame's Laetare Medal for Catholic witness when she learned that she would be sharing the stage with avidly, RABIDLY pro-abortion-rights President Barack Obama. But two things altered her appraisal of the situation: that the President would be getting an honorary degree, and that Glendon herself had been turned into a couple of the exculpatory "talking points" being madly circulated by ND President Fr. John Jenkins after his invitation to the Infanticide President caused international uproar. Being so nakedly used as a human shield by Fr. Jenkins without so much as a by-y'r-leave obviously helped Glendon wrestle her misgivings to the floor, and she very politely declined to be involved in this distasteful exercise, planned and carried out in flagrant disregard for directives issued by the American Bishops about precisely this type of vehicle for scandal: the provision of a platform and accompanying honors for politicians whose policy positions are in clear opposition to the Church's teachings on the sanctity of life and fundamental justice.

[More on the Laetare Medal here -- as you can see, Notre Dame is a bit promiscuous with its awards. It would have added no great lustre to Mary Ann's trophy case.]

Glendon has written to Fr. Jenkins saying thanks, but no thanks. She has released her letter to the press to make her reasons crystal clear. And she has declined to say another word.

Some women expend their energies in hot pursuit of faux ordinations -- others just LEAD.

Kudos, Professor Glendon, on doin' the right thing.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

MORE ON THAT LIBERAL CANCER THING

Over at the Mother Blog, Winefred had something to say a couple of years ago about the cancer metaphor for liberalism, much as Kindly Doctor Summa has outlined below. It's a worthwhile mental gymnastic, I think, although far too easy to constitute exercise. Ya don't even break a sweat. Here it was:


THE CANCER METAPHOR -- a meditation on National Security voting

I’ve spent the last month and a half dealing with the swift and deadly course of metastasized cancer in a family member, and will keep the details of that experience pretty much to myself. But in retrospect one can’t escape its perennial usefulness as a political metaphor.

Imagine the war on terrorism, with its primary mass lodged in Iraq, as an increasingly lethal cancer on the gasping lungs of the body politic.

Dr. Republican says:
You can try chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, or some combination thereof, all of which can be painful and physically devastating to the point where you may consider the cure worse than the disease and may wish for death—but at the end of the day, you could very well extend your life for many healthy years. You could also opt to co-exist with the disease as long as possible, managing it with pain medication and a healthy living regime (and possibly a Mediterranean cruise or two), until such time as you enter into professionally managed palliative care towards a peaceful end.
Dr. Democrat says:
You should never have smoked.

Because you did we’re now going to spend years issuing subpoenas to everyone you ever met, and probing your past until we find out who offered you your first cigarette, whether that person owned shares in a tobacco company, whether the package had a warning label, if you were sold cigarettes as a minor, if the manufacturer had engaged in false advertising or covered up medical research on the negative effects of smoking, if your school provided adequate anti-smoking education, if your mother smoked while driving you to school, and (if you’re female) whether you took up smoking in order to eat less and conform to unrealistic ideals of body image foisted on you by the fashion industry.

Have I left anything
out?

Stop that coughing
—I can’t hear myself think…

Impeach Joe Camel, and have your lungs removed by a date certain
.
Everybody dies. But most of us don’t advocate refusing even to confront a fatal disease. Death may be inevitable—the blood-soaked triumph of a new Muslim caliphate is not. That IS the jihadists’ goal. We should stop at nothing to cure them of that ambition. With Dr. Republican (ideally) you get some course of treatment—with Dr. Democrat you get diagnosis of everything but the cancer.

We achieve a brand of immortality only through our children. Yes, we and they will die-- but let it not be by suicidal distraction, myopia, or indifference. “Not today, O Lord / O not today...”

SWINE FLU ALERT..... Pray.

The internet is all a-zap with reports on the severity of the swine flu outbreak in Mexico, and its emerging hot-spots at points northerly. One of the oft-expressed concerns is that the outbreak went into full flare just days after the return of President Obama from this most recent leg of his Le Ruego Me Disculpe Tour -- especially because Felipe Solis, a noted archaeologist, greeted Mr. Obama at the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City, and then promptly died of swine flu the next day.

Now, I have made my rapidly increasing disdain for President Obambam/Obumsfeld/Obarometer-of-Doom pretty clear (look deep into the Well) but in response to the possible danger to his health from swine flu, I have but this to say: if you're a prayin' soul, pray now, pray hard, PRAY for the continued health, well-being, and security of the sitting Commander-in-Chief.

That's because, if there are two words in the English language more frightening than "HOPE" and "CHANGE" they are:


"PRESIDENT BIDEN"

Am I right? Hit your knees, America. We CAN get through this crisis.



Today's thinky -- Sound familiar?

THINGS THAT TAKE 100 DAYS TO GESTATE:

1) the beaver (bites off his own testicles to ward off the hunter)

2) the turtle
(pulls his head inside his shell when threatened)

3) the pig
(when bored, engages in "vacuum chewing" of nothing whatsoever)

4) the implosion of two centuries of American culture and institutions

When you turn on CNN and see that the President of the United States has exhibited behaviors 1, 2, and 3, you know that you are mere seconds away from the consummation of #4.

Kaboom.



Or maybe not, according to Rosslyn Smith at American Thinker. So glad I read this.

But we can't lose sight of this: Michael Scheuer, one-time team captain of the CIA hunters of UBL (Bin Laden), writes of The Exalted Obamaramah's "breathtaking display of self-righteousness and intellectual arrogance" as our President spills the beans on the limits of interrogation methods, to satisfy his "desire to install his personal 'moral compass' as the core of U.S. foreign and defense policy."

Let the congregation say, "Amen".

In sooth, I have often been struck by Mr. Scheuer's own breathtaking self-righteousness and arrogance, and I don't buy all his hootings and tootings as wrapped up in his (temporarily) anonymous treatise, Imperial Hubris. Nor do I agree with his jabs at the former Prez in paragraphs 2 and 3 of the above-linked article.

But his every poignard aimed at Obama's hubris and insouciant, if not criminal, negligence in matters of national security is a bullseye. Scheuer is not a clever or entertaining writer like
Mark Steyn, who makes you howl with laughter as his stiletto plunges home. But on this subject, Scheuer is passionate, and reaches a level of fury which, if contagious, is a genuine public service.

As always, hat-tip to the fabulous Gateway Pundit. Read everything.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Use of Gutter Humor By Mainstream Media

Sunday, April 12, 2009

PORTLAND TEA PARTY



It was great fun and an eye opening experience. According to the left wing mainstream media the tea parties were attended by a "fringe" of right wing radicals. We saw regular, everyday, ordinary Americans fed up with the progressive march toward socialism and yes, fascism. These were people who understand the reasons why this country was founded and the principles that have sustained it. Signs like the one that said "Legalize the Constitution" and that from a child saying: "Don't rob my piggy bank" showed the understanding by regular people that the constitution is being trampled underfoot by the new order.

Now we hear that the Department of Homeland Security has issued a report on "Right Wing Radicals":

Anti-immigration: “Right wing extremist groups’ frustration over a perceived lack of government action on illegal immigration has the potential to incite individuals or small groups toward violence. If such violence were to occur, it likely would be isolated, small-scale, and directed at specific immigration-related targets.” Recruiting returning vets: “Right wing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans in order to exploit their skills and knowledge derived from military training and combat.”
Gun-related violence: “Heightened interest in legislation for tighter firearms...may be invigorating right wing extremist activity, specifically the white supremacist and militia movements.”

Yes, quite "Hitler-esque". Everyone with a pro-life bumper sticker or pro-second ammendment views will be suspect. Imagine we right wing extremists asking for law based on the Constitution. How radical!!!

How do you attain fascism?
1. Claim to be "for the common, working people" against the wealthy. Hitler, Mao and Lenin all did that too.
2. Define an enemy. For Hitler, it was the Jews, for Obama and Pelosi it is conservatives and even returning military.
3. Promote laws that decrease the ability of that enemy to function, such as the Nazi laws preventing the rights of the Jews. For Obama it's the "Freedom of Choice Act", "Fairness Doctrine", etc. The names of the laws themselves are designed to hide the real purpose of these fascist documents.
4. Use a crisis to increase government control of industry, financial institutions, etc. Are we not seeing this?
5. Start arresting those in disagreement. Paste the links below into your browser.

http://www.christianadc.org/news-and-articles/280-pastor-jailed-in-for-exercising-pro-life-speech

http://www.operationrescue.org/archives/pro-lifers-charged-again-in-nebraska


Let's be clear. "Right wing" movements opposed to freedom are not conservative or really right wing! They are extreme left wing! The Nazis were not "right wing". They promoted themselves as such against the communists, but they were the National Socialist Party! LEFT WING!!! Mao was not right wing, he was left wing. Lenin was not a right wing extremist, he was a left wing extremist. Fascism comes not from the right but from the left! Wake up America! Restrictions on freedom of speech are not compatible with conservatism. Restrictions on killing innocent human beings are. Let's not confuse the two.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Sen. Chuck Schumer-"Traditional Family Values Are Over"

HAPPY EASTER (PASCHA)


Easter is, for Christians, the new "Pesach", the Jewish Passover, and "Yom Kippur", the Jewish Day of Atonement, together in the New Covenant.

We must on this day call to mind true suffering. The only way I have ever been able to put this into perspective is to imagine my own children, whom I have loved and nurtured, betraying, torturing and killing me. Of course, there the analogy ends, for even though this is unthinkable, it is possible that such a thing could happen and that I would be powerless to stop it.

But Jesus, as true God, had at every point the power to prevent His unthinkable suffering, yet He did not. As true man He feared it, asking that if it be possible, the cup pass from Him. Yet God, in the Person of the Son, Infinite and all knowing, had become man and in perfect union with His Father, He humbled Himself, was hated, betrayed, tortured and killed, so that He might redeem us!

How different a message from that of the world we hear all around us. Self sacrifice for the good of others. Real love is always sacrificial; the willingness to suffer for the good of the person loved. But today we are driven to convenience and the socially accepted idea that no cause and no love is of such importance that it deserves self sacrifice. Instead, we are told that it is acceptable to sacrifice others for our own convenience or to advance our social position. Chuck Schumer, that most vile senator from New York, said today the "far right idea of traditional family values is over".

So, during this Holy Week and on Easter, we see a clear choice. On one hand, the perfect love and sacrifice of our Lord that we might live. On the other, the selfish, self centered culture of hate, abortion, euthanasia and death supported by Senator Schumer, President Obama, Nancy Pelosi and so many others. We are asked to choose. What will you choose?

"As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15

Pro-Life and Pro-Family Activist Driven Out of Brazil for "Homophobia"

Thursday, April 9, 2009

STATE UNIVERSITY REFUSES TO HONOR OBAMA

Letter to Rev. John Jenkins, President of University of Notre Dame

04/07/2009

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.
President, Notre Dame University
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Dear Fr. Jenkins,

Faithful Catholics are outraged. You are well aware of the Holy Father's teaching. You are well aware of the directives of the US Catholic Bishops. You are giving a platform to a man who is the greatest threat to the innocent pre-born in the history of our country.

Christianity is about surrender, not prideful arrogance. We pray: "Thy Will be done", not "our will be done". We choose to surrender to the teaching of the Church, not because we are thoughtless automatons, but because we are thoughtful followers of Christ. The Holy Father, descended from Blessed Peter, is the Vicar of Christ on Earth. We are called to follow his teaching and that of the Universal Church, enlightened by two thousand years of Holy tradition and the Gospel of our Lord. You have clearly turned away from your responsibilities as a Christian, a Catholic and as a priest. You have pridefully placed your will above His.

I join with all people who truly value human life. These include other faithful Catholics, Christians of all denominations, faithful Jews, Muslims and those of many other religions in asking you to reverse course now. There is no shame in admitting a mistake, no loss of honor in surrendering to the Will of our Lord, Jesus Christ. There is great shame and dishonor in continuing along a course of prideful disobedience and allying yourself and the university of Our Lady with the culture of death.

God allowed you to reach a position authority. "Of whom much is given, much will be required". You are a "progressive" Catholic and therefore have likely done away with old concepts like the belief in salvation and judgement. If you proceed on this course you will no doubt believe in Hell once it becomes your forwarding address. Either act like a Catholic priest or stop pretending to be one.

Frank S. Rosenbloom, M.D.
President of Oregon Right to Life

HIPPA Joke

HIPPA, the Health Insurance Portability and Protection Act, is a useless piece of legislation championed by HR Clinton. It cost the US health care system more than 30 billion dollars to implement and costs over 10 billion dollars a year. It basically restricts information flow as Obama wants to put all health records on-line to increase information flow! Talk about yin and yang! Only our government can think of these things. Proof of the costs to come under socialized medicine. We will be posting more on medical issues in the near future, as well as exerpts from a book I have written and am now editing, called Mis-Managed Care. Here is a cute joke about HIPPA.

Knock Knock!

Who's there?

HIPPA!

HIPPA who?

Can't tell you!

If only it were not a joke!!!

We'll talk more later about EMTALA, COBRA, as well as other venomous snake like programs and regulations, as well as dictatorial agencies that make medical care more dangerous, like the JCAHO. Your government at work!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Codicils To Thy Commandments (See prior posting)

[because nothing is ever really written in stone]

3. Thou shalt especially not speak the MIDDLE name of thy savior, by which thine eyes might behold the blinding glory of his Islamic godhead. [Thy savior, on the other hand, may make use of the Holy Middle Name at will, when it suits me and endears me to the bowing and swooning crowd of the moment.]

5. Honor whatever combination of parents thou mayest possess, but feel free to throw thy grandmother under the bus as a "typical white woman".

6. Neither shalt thou utter a peep or a squeak in protest of the stoning and flogging of scandalous women who have been righteously convicted of exchanging words with unrelated males; nor of the beheading of anybody anywhere [be they Saudi criminals, international journalists and contractors, or American soldiers named Menchaca and Tucker]; nor of the beating, bombing, burning, or brutalizing of anyone associated with Mohammedan cartoons or incendiary films disrespecting the Prophet.

8. Stealing being defined as making more money than that which is required for "sustainable development" of one's own home, family, and recreation, likewise the ownership of an SUV, RV, Gulfstream jet, or multiple residences and stock portfolios. Iconic persons employed in the Hollywood entertainment industry being always excepted from this commandment and its codicils whatsoever.

9. True witness not to be born shall include the playing of the Race Card, which is defined as the speaking or even noticing the race of the Savior under any circumstances whatsoever -- unless thou be a member in good standing of the Democratic Party and it is seen to be to the benefit of the savior to set the Race Card on the table to the awe of the assembly. True witness may also be born against troublesome members of the vox populi, in the form of revelations of tax liens, divorce records, and teenage DUI's, for the chastisement and discouragement of sins against the savior's glowing nimbus -- in a word, thou shalt not do a Josephus-the-Plumber on the lord thy god, lest there be weeping and gnashing of reputations.

10. And be thou assured that thy coveting will be assuaged by the confiscatory taxation of thy neighbors by thy savior, who will then redistribute thy neighbor's house, field, servants, and probably his ass unto thee, according to the New EuroWorld Order.

11. When in doubt, thou shalt apologize about everything done by an American since July 5, 1776.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Obama and Notre Dame-Response to US News Article.

Response to Article. Click on title above to see original article.

Faithful Catholics are Outraged.

A fringe? I don't know what your definition of a "fringe" is, but if even half of the Catholics in the US are faithful and oppose this outrage, the "fringe" is larger than the population of Canada.

Christianity is about surrender, not prideful arrogance. We pray: "Thy Will be done", not "our will be done". We choose to surrender to the teaching of the Church, not because we are thoughtless automatons, but because we are thoughtful followers of Christ.

The Holy Father, descended from Blessed Peter, is the Vicar of Christ on Earth. I will follow his teaching and that of the Universal Church, backed by two thousand years of Holy tradition, over your forty or fifty years of self centered idiocy any day.

The president of Notre Dame likely does not believe in Hell. He will once it becomes his forwarding address.

Frank S. Rosenbloom, M.D.
President of Oregon Right to Life

Sunday, April 5, 2009

ORTL Welcome Speech Convention 4/4/09

I want to thank all of you for coming to the Oregon Right to Life Conference. I will be setting up a table with free Prozac samples for those who need some.

It sure is a changing world out there. The political situation is certainly less favorable to us than it was last year at this time. Definitions have changed. What we say and how we say it is very important, for language is the means by which we communicate not just words, but our understanding, thought processes, intent and convictions. Those who seek to promote their hatred of real freedom and to promote the culture of death are experts in the use of obfuscation in order to advance their agenda.

A now well known political figure ran his campaign using the slogan of “change”. The growth in support for his party was largely due to his skills as an orator and his ability to obfuscate. During the political campaign he attempted to play down his extremist image. He claimed that capitalism and the church were in no danger from him. He reiterated that his ideas posed no threat to those who had worked hard and succeeded. He was lucky enough to be running his campaign during a severe economic downturn. He predicted worsening economic decline and when this occurred he was seen in a favorable light even by those who had previously opposed him. People began to say that if he was clever enough to understand the economic climate maybe he also knew how to solve it. He was, after all, an intellectual. The stock market had crashed, banks had failed, businesses were closing. With the drop in demand for labor, unemployment increased. Wages also fell and those with work had to survive on lower incomes. Foreign nations began thinking about calling in the debt.

As we know, this politician was elected to the highest office in the land. He supported programs that included redistribution of income and wealth, government control of large industries, nationalization of trusts and banks, more spending on free education and the suppression of religious institutions. He derided the people he felt were in control of the monetary system and said that certain segments of society were holding back the progress that he was going to ensure with his new programs. He supported abortion, euthanasia and the extermination of the unfit. This politician’s name, of course, was Adolf Hitler. Yes, words are very important.

Terrorist acts are now called: “Man Caused Disasters”. (I feel this s sexist and they should be called "person caused disasters"). The War on Terror is now known as the “Overseas Contingency Operation”. Terrorists should probably be called: “Disenchanted foreign persons with violent tendencies in need of a time out”.

But some definitions that have not been changed by those who would seek to change almost all reasonable definitions are those used to describe abortion and euthanasia. The murder of an innocent human baby is still called “A Woman’s Right to Choose”. The murder of an elderly or infirm person is called “Death with Dignity”. Some persons are said to have a “poor quality of life”. This really means they need killing. Again, words are very important. Hiding evil intent through euphemisms and obfuscation in order to lull the masses into compliance has always been the tactic of evil persons. The Devil comes not as a wolf, but as a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

I don’t know about you, but I am mad. My grandmother used to say: “Animals get mad, people get angry”. OK, then I’m angry. I am really angry. Is that wrong? St. Thomas Aquinas wrote that anger can be good. If the anger is a reaction to an evil, is directed at the proper source and is proportionate to the evil being perpetrated. If this is the case, my grandmother was wrong. Things are so bad I should be absolutely mad!

I am angry with our president, who is the greatest threat to the pre-born, and to the country as a whole, in US history. I am also angry because I would have loved to have been able to vote for a black president. An African American man or woman of integrity and compassion I could look up to with pride. I feel cheated that I could not in good conscience cast my vote for the first African American president of the United States.

I am angry with Prime Minister Pelosi, who has had her wildest dreams fulfilled and is visibly ecstatic that millions more babies will be killed using our tax money. I am incensed that she had the audacity to travel to Rome hoping to set the Holy Father right on the issue of abortion. I wonder whether she thought she was going to get a Planned Parenthood clinic opened at St. Peter’s Basilica? I’m angry with Harry Reid because, well, he is Harry Reid. And I’m angry with the republicans because when they could have taken the moral high ground they were, in the end, responsible for 48% of the earmarks. I am angry at people who do not live out their convictions.

But, I am most angry with those who claimed to be pro life but voted for those who promote the culture of death. People like the president of my undergraduate university, a Catholic, Vincentian school. People who I believed were pro-life, and damn well should have been. They claimed there were other issues. Pro-life was but one of many important issues and in this case they voted on character, the economy, foreign policy, and jobs. My former dean proves the point that my former professor and good friend Dr. Ed Houser made many years ago. “The road to Hell is paved with good Vincentians”.

Anyone with half a brain and a modicum of decency knows that pro-life is not just another issue, it is THE issue. Why? Because it is this issue that determines the soul of the country. We cannot support evil and expect good to come of it. If we support good, all other problems are potentially surmountable. We are now seeing that having supported the culture of death; we will have inadvertently worsened all the other problems we were hoping to solve. Our economy will be in ruins. We will never again be the United States that was the leader of the free world. Our children will be left with a 10 trillion dollar debt they will never be able to repay. Another generation of pre-born Americans will be tortured and murdered. The destination for choosing evil is Hell. It’s a one way road and we have set ourselves on it at high speed. We will reap what we have sown.

I am sick and tired of people who claim to be aithful Christians yet voted their comfort instead of their consciences. I’m sick of hearing about “Democrats for Life”. That makes as much sense as “Pilots for Crashing”. If you voted Democrat you are not pro-life. You are pro-you.

What can we do now? We can stand and fight. We can refuse to give our country up to the fascists. We must be tireless. We must engage those we know who voted the “other” issues. We must be willing to sacrifice our comfort, our friendships, and our very safety in order to promote that which we know to be good and oppose that which we know to be evil. As Our Lord said, we must be willing to take up our crosses. We must be willing to lose our lives in order to save them. We must be more vocal, more willing to promote our ideals in public and in private even though that causes social or financial discomfort. We must learn, as did the saints of old, to suffer well. If we are not willing to stand up and protect innocent life we don’t deserve to live ourselves.

Now, for those who don’t know me, when I promote fighting I am not promoting violence. I am promoting strong, definitive action. For too long we have been willing to tolerate our friends who obfuscate as above. We must openly and vigorously challenge them. For too long we have accepted the opposing point of view in the workplace because it would be uncomfortable for us to argue our cause. No more. We must fight for the pro-life cause at every possible moment, whatever the potential financial or social risks or we will consolidate our losses, witness the deaths of untold numbers of innocent babies and lose our country in the process. If we do not change the political makeup in the next election we will have no country. It will have turned into “The Peoples Republic of America”, or “The Union of American Socialist Republics”.

Jesus did not say to the money changers in the temple: “Hey, do be good chaps and take your business outside please”! He threw their tables to the ground and ran them out. He displayed justifiable anger at sacrilegious practices. Get angry and stay angry. Keep it measured, directed, proportionate and remain righteously angry. For as is said in Ephesians 6:12, we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Don’t give up. Don’t you ever give up! God Help us and God Bless America. Thank you.

Frank S. Rosenbloom, M.D.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Oregon Right to Life Conference

I have had little time to blog lately. Ironically, the times are such that much more needs to be written. I have been preparing for the Oregon Right to Life Conference. Along with an introductory speech and introduction, I will be speaking on two topics that are near and dear to me; the erosion of physicians' right of conscience and the abortion-breast cancer link ignored by mainstream medicine. I have also been working to finish a book I am writing on health care entitled "Mismanaged Care". The conference is on April 4, 2009. I'll get back to writing and to the blog after that. Until then, I'm glad Obama is out of the country. He'll likely do less damage while away. Then again, maybe not. God Bless the pre-born!