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Archive for November 4th, 2005

GO IRISH

Posted by Mike on November 4, 2005

GOOOOO IRISH! BEEEEEEEAT VOLUNTEERS!

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Tragic news

Posted by Sal on November 4, 2005

I don’t think I’ll ever be the same after this

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When did the Republicans grow a spine?

Posted by Sal on November 4, 2005

This could be big.. The illegal immigration issue has the potential to define the party-in-power for a generation. If the Republicans succeed in getting this passed, they will assure their electoral majority for years to come.

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There He Goes Again

Posted by Mike on November 4, 2005

I was speechless when I first read this, but I’m over it. Let’s be frank. Bill Clinton did not set a very high bar when it comes to the Presidency, but she would be much worse. Unlike her husband, she would not allow Republicans to shove sound policy down her throat. (i.e. balanced budget, tax cuts, welfare reform, and NAFTA).

Though she supposedly acts like a moderate today (if this moderate, please don’t show me liberal), this would cease the moment Lady MacBeth saw the inside of the Oval Office.

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Catholicism and Science

Posted by Sal on November 4, 2005

Taking another tack on the article Gauvin posted, I want to rant a bit about the nearly universal acceptance of Darwinism by the MSM and by the mainstream academics. Now, I’m a person who likes science and finds it interesting, and also believe that there is a substantial body of evidence to support the theory of Evolution. My objections really come down to two points:

  1. Evolution is first and foremost a theory. The American Heritage├é┬« Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, defines a theory as “A set of statements or principles devised to explain a group of facts or phenomena, especially one that has been repeatedly tested or is widely accepted and can be used to make predictions about natural phenomena.” This means that any scientific theory (as opposed to scientific law) has a high probability for being true, but is not considered absolute truth by any means, even by the scientific community.
  2. While Evolution has a great body of evidence to support it, Darwin’s Natural Selection is what I, and most Catholics and Christians who have researched it object to. Natural selection has no basis in science, but is rather a philosophical conclusion drawn by Darwin about the causality of life. In his mind, life is a result of random mutations rather than a Divine Architect. He used evolution to try to “Disprove” the Bible, and therefore disprove theism and the Judeo-Christian view of the universe.

Christianity and Catholicism is not opposed to Science. What it is opposed to isphilosophicall speculation posing as scientific fact.

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Catholic News Reported by the MSM is Rarely News

Posted by Mike on November 4, 2005

Anyone looking to learn about more about Catholicism should start by ignoring anything reported by the MSM. The AP apparently thinks that the Catholic Church’s support of science is news. People who have actually studied Catholicism know that the Church has been solid in its pursuit of truth since the beginning.

The Church’s pursuit of truth is no different when it comes to science. Though the Galileo incident was, by the Church’s own admission, unfortunate, it was not as is currently taught and reported. The dispute at the time centered around the Church’s insistence that Galileo refer to the heliocentric universe as a hypothesis until more evidence could be gathered to prove the theory. The Church, then and now, rightly views science as a means to achieving a better understanding of God’s creation.

I highly recommend How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization by Thomas Woods. His book presents a well-reasoned defense of the Catholic Church filled with research and facts that are usually omitted from any discussion involving Church history. If our public schools actually followed valid historiography in its courses and materials, perhaps academics as well as the incompetent and lazy MSM wouldn’t be surprised that the Catholic Church supports scientific inquiry.

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The UN – Champion of Human Rights and Equality

Posted by Sal on November 4, 2005

Another example of the UN’s championing of human rights and equality for all is found in a story linked off Drudge today. Composer Mikis Theodorakis was awarded with a peace and humanity award by the United Nations. What is not mentioned in this story is that Mikis, one who works for peace and equality, once called Jews the root of all evil. Thank you, United Nations, for standing up for what is right in this world.

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This is What Hillary (shudder) Hopes for on a Larger Scale

Posted by Mike on November 4, 2005

Virginians may be sleepwalking toward disaster. Independent (former RINO) Russell Potts is probably drawing some votes from Kilgore. She Who Must Not Be Named would love to see a similar occurrence in 2008. After all, a third party candidate drawing votes away from a Republican is the only way a Clinton could ever take over the White House. It also looks like the only way the Dems keep the Governor’s mansion in Virginia. Don’t let it happen Virginians!

AFTERNOON UPDATE: The latest Mason-Dixon poll shows a slightly closer race. Kaine leads Kilgore 45-44 with Potts at 4.

Mason-Dixon and Rasmussen are two of the most reputable polling firms in the nation. Mason-Dixon is the gold standard for polling at the state level. Rasmussen is probably the best national outfit right now.

The Mason-Dixon poll leaves me a little more optimistic than this morning. That said, Kilgore should not be losing this race.

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Spending

Posted by Sal on November 4, 2005

If we took Ryan’s guidelines for government spending, the marginal tax rate could probably be dropped to 10% or under. This would spur the economy to a levels never seen, and make us extremely competitive compared to the rest of the world.

By the way, Happy Birthday Ryan!

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Happy Birthday

Posted by Mike on November 4, 2005

Today is the 28th birthday of the Axis’ own Ryan. Remember Ryan, that’s 28 not 58. HA

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