Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Good news from the Catholic League with regard to SNAP, the professional victims group that cares oh, so deeply about abuse victims... provided a Catholic priest was the abuser.

SNAP, the professional victims' group, is salivating again. And no wonder: their latest 990 tax return shows they're in big trouble—their revenues are plummeting and they're operating in the red. So they badly need Anderson to grease them again. They are incapable of being shamed.

It would benefit everyone if these folks would be forced to get real jobs.

I was thinking: I suppose that it's perfectly possible that these people truly believed they had come into an infinite source of information and revenue when the scandal first broke. The concept that the number of perverts in the priesthood is finite, that bishops could clean house, that the bad bishops could be forced to clean up their acts—all foreign to them.

Monday, February 14, 2011

"It's even in breakfast cereals, man"

Yeah, 'bout sums it up unfortunately

The conclusion of Mark Steyn's weekend summary:

Amidst all this flowering of democracy, you'll notice that it's only the pro-American dictatorships on the ropes: In Libya and Syria, Gaddafy and Assad sleep soundly in their beds. On the other hand, if you were either of the two King Abdullahs, in Jordan or Saudi Arabia, and you looked at the Obama Administration's very public abandonment of their Cairo strongman, what would you conclude about the value of being an American ally? For the last three weeks, the superpower has sent the consistent message to the world that (as Bernard Lewis feared some years ago) America is harmless as an enemy and treacherous as a friend.