I forgive you, Wicked Witch, but you still need to make amends for your evil deeds. You can start by resigning. A public affirmation of my integrity would be nice, too. Remember, the Truth will set you free!
Archive for March 2009
Grace and charity have no place in a socialist world, the kind our current leaders seem to be partial to, even when they deny it. . . . The Christian world and the socialist world are built on entirely different principles. — James V. Schall, S.J.
In 1988 I reviewed Fr. Schall’s book Another Sort of Learning for the magazine I edited.
The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace is a coalition of workers, employers, associations and organizations who are fighting to protect the right to a federally supervised private ballot when workers are deciding whether or not to join a union. We are opposed to the so-called Employee Free Choice Act because it would strip Americans of that right and replace it with a system where your vote is no longer private, and it is made public to your employer, the union organizers and your co-workers. We believe the only way to guarantee worker protection from coercion and intimidation is through the continued use of a federally supervised private ballot election so that personal decisions about whether to join a union remain private.
Sign the petition to stop the deceitfully titled Employee Free Choice Act.
Tell the truth.
Above is the illustration of Barney-Frank-tiptoeing-through-the-tulips-in-a-tutu that I commissioned for the cover of a magazine I edited in the late 1980s, this particular issue being devoted to the Lavender Lobby in Washington. One of his constituents subsequently showed the cover to Frank, who dismissed us as “really crazy people.” Sane or not, I have to believe that the really “really crazy people” are the residents of Boston and Cambridge who keep reelecting this lying, thieving pervert every two years. And what about the colleagues in Congress who refrain from ejecting him despite overwhelming evidence of moral turpitude?
The honorable Barney Frank, in case anyone’s forgotten, is the Congressman whose apartment in the 1980s was the locus of a prostitution service run by his male companion. (Is it the little black book that protects Frank from reprisals?) A subsequent boyfriend worked at Fannie Mae in the 1990s while Frank, as chairman of the House Banking Committee, was shielding it from proper oversight and precipitating our current economic crisis. The man’s a public disgrace and a menace to society. He should be thrown out of the House, prosecuted, and incarcerated.
Feel free to publish, post, or pass on Your Weekly Politickle by F.R. Duplantier:
THE DODD COUPLE
They’re determined, dirty, deft,
And audacious on the Left:
First Dodd and Frank
Defraud a bank,
Then investigate the theft.
From the archive:
SHORT FAT FANNIE
It’s so nice when a friend interposes
And everything’s coming up roses:
With Congressman Frank
Protecting his flank,
It was nothing but roses for Moses.
BIRDS OF A FEATHER
In both Parties you’ll find creep and crank,
Even some who are thoroughly rank,
But Republicans wholly
Have disavowed Foley,
While the Democrats laud Barney Frank.
In Congress there’s many a crank,
And a few who belong in the tank,
But leading the race
As a public disgrace
Is the Honorable Barney Frank!
Last week’s limerick:
A SAP’S FABLE
All through spring, summer, fall the ant works,
While the grasshopper shamelessly shirks:
The ant socks it away,
But he still has to pay
For the prodigal grasshopper’s perks.
From the Great Americans website:
The mission of Great Americans is to tell the stories of the positive role models of our time.
We live in an era when adults watch movies about comic book characters because we’ve convinced ourselves that there are no more real heroes. And many will point out that if we search for role models who are perfect people, we won’t find any living among us.
There are no perfect people. But there are many ordinary people in America doing extraordinary things for the sake of others and our country. Great Americans is a celebration of their lives, their service, their sacrifice, and their example to us all.
The problem . . . is that liberal modernity is extremely critical and therefore intolerant. In order to cooperate with it you have to do things its way. The recent, virulent attacks on Pope Benedict for many different reasons by the liberal elite illustrate that phenomenon perfectly.– James Kalb
An excerpt from a Zenit interview with the author of The Tyranny of Liberalism.