Jesuitical 2

Monday, May 11, 2009 \PM\.\Mon\.

John P. Lanagan

In the National Catholic Reporter, Father John P. Lanagan, SJ, of Georgetown takes to task those bishops and cardinals in our country who view abortion as the pre-eminent moral issue of our time and who have the audacity to speak out against the Obama administration because of it.  Father Z shows him the errors of his way.

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Chuckles The Clown Was Busy?

Monday, May 11, 2009 \PM\.\Mon\.

Biden

Hattip to Hotair.  Joe Biden, Chief of Unintentional Humor in the Obama Administration, and Veep, claims that President Obama is consulting with him in regard to  Supreme Court nominees. 

“The president is basically taking advantage of my experiences by asking me nuanced questions about both individuals and timing,” Biden said in an interview Friday. “We’ve gone through specific nominees, which we’re burrowing in on.”

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No, We Aren’t Changing The Name Of The Blog To The American Star Trek

Monday, May 11, 2009 \AM\.\Mon\.

Get a Life

My last post on Star Trek for a while, I promise.  Here we have a Saturday Night Live update where Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine and Leonard Nimoy confront hard core Star Trek fans, and here we have the classic Shatner telling Trek fans to get a life Saturday Night Live skit from December 20, 1986.

Update I (by Tito):

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Pro-Life Movement: Democrats Need Not Apply

Monday, May 11, 2009 \AM\.\Mon\.

First of all let me say that I intend for the title of this piece to be polemical. I hope it is not the case, in all circumstances, that pro-life organizations and major players in the movement, are unfairly excluding, or consciously undermining budding pro-life Democratic candidates and causes. But my own experience is worth sharing and considering- just in case.

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Reboot Trek

Monday, May 11, 2009 \AM\.\Mon\.

Reboot Trek

Saw the Star Trek movie with the family on Saturday.  It was exciting, full of good humor, fast paced, with magnificent and imaginative cgi shots.  The acting was competent.  Karl Urban gives an eerily on target portrayal of McCoy and somewhere Jackson DeForest Kelley should be smiling.  Anyone who enjoys a good action movie should rush out to see it.  The actors and actresses involved in this film have grabbed the golden ring and will probably be able to go on making these films until they are as old as the surviving actors and actresses of Classic Trek are today.  The film was largely family friendly.  Some relatively minor swearing, one reference to Kirk having carnal relations with animals, said as a put down by Uhura to Kirk during an unsuccessful pick up attempt by him, and a scene of Kirk in a bed with a female cadet, an Orion non-slave girl, with both of them in their undies, which is played strictly for laughs and is not salacious.   So, all in all, we felt that we got a good return on our entertainment dollars.   Only one small problem.  It isn’t Star Trek.

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