Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Enjoy It While You Still Can

I only read the title of this story and I knew we'd be in there somewhere. We're losing miles of coastal wetlands every year. It's really a shame that so few people know or care.

How Would Jesus Vote

Here's an interesting hypothetical questions for all you devout Catholics and pro-lifers out there. If B. Hussein Obama and Hillary Clinton were both pro-life and McCain was pro-choice, how would you vote?

I think I pulled my medulla oblongata trying to bend my mind around this one.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Hillary Vows to "Totally Obliterate" Iran

Sure, her threat was predicated on Iran attacking Israel first but wow! Them's some strong words. Don't take my word for it, see for yourself.

So I guess her plan is to dust off those old ICBM's laying around from the cold war and get some use out of them. Really? No U.N. approval? Seriously? No exhaustion of all other means of peaceable resolution? 'Cause it seems like I heard that somewhere before. No building up of a vast coalition of nations? No? She's just gonna push the button and vaporize an entire nation, eh? You know, this sounds COMPLETELY DIFFERENT from what I expected her to say based on her position on the war we are currently fighting. Well, I guess that's her way of avoiding sending any more American troops overseas. Or maybe she's just after their oil.

While she's at it, she should also promise to rid the world of cancer if she were elected president. Oh yeah! She could just nuke the whole planet killing everything on earth, cancer and all. I mean, that's only if she wanted to keep her campaign promises, which is another issue entirely.

Friday, April 18, 2008

B. Hussein v/s B16

Hat tip to Jeff Miller for finding this parody of the Obama campaign poster. I thought a side by side would be worth 2000 words so here ya go...

I know who I'm supporting.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

More Kayak Events

The Backpacker in Lafayette, LA is having a "pool day" to demo their kayaks and canoes this weekend. What is a "pool day" you ask? Basically, they set up a giant above ground pool in the parking lot and let people paddle around in it trying out various boats. They've got a pretty good selection of boats so I think I'll try to be there. They also have a schedule of upcoming events for Lafayette and Baton Rouge on their web site.

Catholic Speaker Tomorrow Night in Lafayette, La.

This Friday, April 18, 2008 at 7 pm at St Pius Auditorium in Lafayette, LA, Clayton Bower will be speaking on the origins of the Bible. Also, this Saturday Morning April 19, 2008 at 9:00 AM, a Breakfast session with Mr Bower will held at Ground Pati (on Kaliste Saloom). A FREE breakfast will be served at 8:30 AM.

A bit of backgound on Mr. Bower: He is a Catholic apologist from San Diego who is in high demand across North America. He is featured on EWTN's affiliate, St Joseph Radio. His multi-media programs typically include a combination of art, music and live lecture. He is a graduate of Boston University, holding a degree in Sociology with a specialization in Demographic History. He has studied Theology, Patristic's, and Scripture at St John's School of Theology in the Archdiocese of Boston.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Betrayal of Religious Leaders by Kisses is Still Fashionable

House speaker Nancy Pelosi kisses the hand of Pope Benedict XVI while at the same time working tirelessly to promote values which are entirely at odds with Catholic teaching. This photo should appear in the dictionary (or at least wikipedia) under "Hypocricy". I don't think I've ever seen a better example. Seriously, look at the definition of the word and tell me this isn't it.


Just when I'm coming around to the Pope's way of thinking regarding the war in Iraq, I've got to go and find this...

Needless to say I am offended, but more importantly I (and all Catholics) are being singled out as targets of an Islamic holy war. This is not the same as terrorists targeting "America". Sure I'm an American and I like to think that I'm patriotic, but there are many differing opinions on every subject in this country. There is no longer any identifiable common philosophy that unites all Americans. So when terrorists target "America", we can each take some degree of false comfort in the fact that the terrorists must be angry with, "those other Americans".

This is simply not so with my religious beliefs. There are no "other Catholics" for the terrorists to target. When Yunis Al-Astal threatens the Catholic Church, he is threatening me personally, along with my family, friends and community. I choose to be Catholic because I believe the Church's teachings to be the truth. I am always open to discussion on matters of theology (although I'm certainly no expert) and I condemn no one for their beliefs in other religions. Likewise, the Catholic church is always open to theological discussions with other religions and engages in such discussions frequently. To the contrary, Islam is saying to Catholics (indeed all "infidels"), "Convert or die!"

Does this ultimatum really leave us any choice? On one hand, I hate the thought of any more of our young soldiers suffering the same fate as Joseph Richard and the thousands who have lost their lives before him. On the other hand, I find it hard to cling to the notion that "engaging in positive dialog about multiculturalism" will keep a growing, borderless nation of Saladin wannabe's from taking this fight to my children's doorstep.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Salt Water Fishing

Headed out to Hog Bayou yesterday. Wind was blasting out of the North and the current was really moving and the water was filthy from Hackberry to Holly Beach. Anyway, those are all of my excuses as to why I caught no fish and I'm sticking to 'em! One day I'll figure out what the guides all seem to know...

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Kayak Fishing Seminar

I've been pretty busy this week so blogging's been light (i.e. non existent). I did make time for a kayak fishing seminar on Tuesday though. Pack and Paddle in Lafayette sponsors numerous outdoor seminars, clinics, guided tours, film screenings, etc. The speaker was great and offered a lot of useful information including launch sites from the Sabine to the Pearl.

I've also taken a liking to this particular paddle craft...

Native Watercraft Ultimate 12. Veeeeerryy Niiiiiiiiiiccee!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Hamas Pupet Show

Since my last post was kosher, I thought I would give some blog space to an opposing view point for "balance". I've posted on this topic before. Anyway, I'll let you see for yourself what young radical Muslims are being taught.

Should I love my enemy or defend my family?