How does he DO IT??? and does it work with humans?
From today’s web post:
Make no mistake: Barack Obama’s speech in Berlin’s Tiergarten park was one of the most revealing and, frankly, terrifying moments of the campaign so far. We witnessed a man who may very well be the next president of the United States APOLOGIZE to a bunch of foreigners for his own country’s failings! He told the crowd of 200,000 that he addressed them “as a fellow citizen of the world” and then dropped this bomb: “I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we’ve struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We’ve made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions.”
Apparently lost on Obama and the crowd was the incredible irony that a Nazi flag would be flying over Berlin at this very moment if it weren’t for the sacrifices made by the United States and our allies in WWII; hundreds of thousands of Americans died to liberate Europe and prevent the spread of tyranny around the world.
The crowd, of course, was enthralled with the speech. But there’s a very simple reason why Obama’s been received like a rock star everywhere he goes in Europe: the European people have no desire to see America remain the world’s number one power!
Here’s the bottom line: The United States can’t afford a commander-in-chief who travels to other countries with his hat in his hand and begs for some understanding. We need a president who will stand up for America, not apologize on her behalf. And if Obama had no qualms about delivering this speech to the European public, what’s to stop him from doing it in private with Ahmadinejad in Iran?
Say goodbye to America, the superpower; say hello to America, the good global citizen.
Do we want an American president who is going to apologize for us all the time and cut our throats in the process? What percentage of the German and French population is MUSLIM, anyway?
The speech in Germany is embedded in this article. I can’t find out how to copy it here. Apologies.
I think I’m going to start signing posts “Kyrie eleison. Christe eleison. Kyrie eleison.” Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy. Lord have mercy.
… that my sides ache after reading this.
Humanae Vitae is 40 years old!
This papal encyclical, a cultural battle cry for Catholics, re-affirms Catholic Christian reverence for human life, conjugal love, and the dignity of women.
Take some time to read it, won’t you? It’s not very long, and I think you’ll be delightfully surprised to see in it the roots and explanation of why Catholics are opposed to abortion, artificial birth control, cloning, embryonic stem cell research, divorce, homosexual marriage, and a myriad of other cultural issues being pushed in our faces today.
(a graceful nod of the mantilla-graced head to Angela Messenger for the alert to this anniversary)
A hearty Congratulations to Sinead! for being my TEN THOUSANDTH GUEST to this blog!!
WOOT, WOOT –
and now –
One of my favorite Python sketches –
We were told that child abuse would be a thing of the past, because every child would be a wanted child. Instead, child abuse and murder is rampant.
Thanks to Life Thoughts for pointing this out in a lovely tribute to a 4-year old murder victim.
And it’s an A!!!
Theology of the Church – all RIGHT!!!
Y’all forgive me for dancing and carrying on – this is a major victory for me.
Sacraments won’t be this good – I did poorly on the Midterm (couldn’t make sense of it) but I think I did quite well on the Final; I expect something in the range of a B- or a C+ there.