Entries for August, 2009

Did you know the World Health Organization ranks The Pill as a Group I carcinogen?

by intern Anne Marie Perhaps the best-kept secret of modern medicine is the link between oral contraceptives and increased breast cancer risk. While combined oral contraceptives, better known as The Pill, rank as Group I carcinogens according to a 2005 report released by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (Preamble here), an arm of […]

Jivin J’s Life Links 8-31-09

by compares Senator Kennedy with his sister Eunice, who also recently passed away: What the siblings shared – in addition to the grace, rare among Kennedys, of a ripe old age and a peaceful death – was a passionate liberalism and an abiding Roman Catholic faith. These 2 commitments were intertwined: Ted Kennedy’s tireless efforts […]

Lunch Break: Prepare ye the way

Jill’s most recent worship song obsession, from Michael W. Smith’s latest cd,

Quote of the Day 8-31-09

No rational person can reasonably be expected to take seriously Catholic opposition to abortion when a champion of the Culture of Death, who repeatedly betrayed the Faith of his baptism, is lauded and extolled by priests and prelates in a Marian basilica. ~ C. J. Doyle, executive director of the Catholic Action League of MA, […]

Ted Kennedy’s letter to the Pope

I watched Senator Ted Kennedy’s burial service at Arlington National Cemetery on t.v. last night and was saddened when hearing the contents of his letter to Pope Benedict XVI. Nowhere in his letter did Kennedy profess a belief that Jesus Christ died to give him the free gift of eternal life. Instead Kennedy’s letter read […]

Sunday funnies

Many clever political cartoons related to our issues this week… by Henry Payne of Townhall.com…

Quote of the Day 8-30-09

No longer will you hear about violence in your land or desolation and destruction within your borders. You will call your walls Salvation and your gates Praise. The sun will no longer be your light during the day, nor will the brightness of the moon give you light, But the LORD will be your everlasting […]

Weekend question

I received this email: America is becoming very divided over abortion. Dialogue at message boards, etc., becomes very antagonistic and heated. I have always been fiercely pro-life, and I don’t hesitate in telling family members and friends who are pro-choice why their decision is WRONG….

Patriarch Bob Schindler has passed away

UPDATE, 12:05p:

Quote of the Day 8-29-09

My uterus is really flattered that everyone cares, but sorry, no occupants. Actress Anna Paquin, as quoted in US magazine, August 25 HT: Proofreader Laura Loo; photo via US]

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chelsea-hillary-clinton-594by Kelli

On the one hand, the armchair thinking goes, having a grandchild may make the Iowa State Fair a less appealing place to spend the summer of 2015. Why beg donors for money at dozens of events a month when there’s a happy baby to spend time with in New York?

On the other hand, a grandchild could also heighten the pull of history for [Hillary] Clinton – the sense that she owes it to the daughters of future generations to walk the rest of the path toward becoming the most powerful woman in history….

Besides, in the vernacular of cable television, becoming a grandmother can only “humanize” Clinton, who has long been critiqued for her aloof demeanor and rigid personal discipline.

The Republican strategist Michael Goldfarb suggested the timing of the pregnancy was fortuitous for that reason, tweeting: “Just in time for HRC to have a baby on stage with her when she announces she’s running, right?”

The timing would seem to work out that way.

On Chelsea Clinton’s Facebook page, throngs of admirers noted the same hypothetical timeline. “I am sure your Mom will love having a grandchild running around the White House with her!” one wrote. Another imagined: “The first grandchild to be raised in the White house! Hillary giving the baby a bottle while giving a press conference. How wonderful!”

Still another posted a photo of an infant in a “Ready for Hillary” shirt.

~ Alexander Burns, noting some thoughts and reactions to Chelsea Clinton’s pregnancy announcement, Politico, April 17

[HT: Jill; photo via news.instyle.com]

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