Friday, May 20, 2005

Quick Thoughts

For weeks, Benedict XVI was all the press could talk about. Have you noticed, though, how he's fallen completely off the MSM's radar? My guess is that the vilification crusade failed. Even liberal Catholics I know seem impressed with his humble servitude. As we saw with Ronal Reagan, sincerity is difficult to beat.

William F. Buckley, with is usual brilliance, summarizes the Democrat reaction to the judicial filibuster question thus: "[Y]ou would think the Republicans had proposed to rape the Statue of Liberty."

Where would we be without quotations from Chairman Bill? I believe it was Buckley who once said, "If the Democrats introduced legislation to burn the Capitol to the ground, the Republicans would offer a counter-measure to phase the fire in over six weeks."

Is it just me, or do others find it strange that humiliating photos of a mass murderer create more outrage than the abduction, rape, and live burial of a beautiful little girl by a convicted sex offender?

The culture of death is alive and well.

Finally, O'Connell was staggering home with a small Paddy in his back pocket when he slipped and fell heavily. Struggling to his feet, he felt something wet running down his leg.

"Please, God," he implored, "let it be blood!"