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"The Lord often uses his enemies to chastise his friends." -Fr. John Corapi

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I have to wonder how much of the public is aware of the underpinnings and the consequences of socialism. I don't think Sen. Biden was being honest when he dismissed charges of wealth distribution by speaking of fairness.

If the consequences are played out in the economy over the next four years, which would happen if the coal industry is bankrupted after being unable to abide by tightened CAFE standards, I have to wonder if the causes would be recognized. I am not looking forward to an implementation of the Fairness Doctrine either.

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I saw a statistic last night while watching the election coverage that the Catholic vote in the swing state of Pennsylvania was 51% McCain to 49% Obama. Almost half the Catholics in this state voted for Obama despite his views on abortion and gay marriage. WOW! It's probably safe to assume that this statistic projects nationwide, and truly saddens me, especially after so many Bishops came out about how Catholics should vote.

On a positive note it looks like voters in California, Florida and Arizona appeared to be have passed constitutional amendments banning gay marriage.

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Originally Posted by Terry Bohannon
I am not looking forward to an implementation of the Fairness Doctrine either.

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Terry,

Yes, I agree. Sen. Chucky Schumer has already compared "Talk Radio" to pornography. My sense is that we will see liberals defend pornography and the rights of pornographers before they defend the rights of conservative Talk Radio.

I plan to listen to Rush today over lunch. It would not surprise me if that is one of the topics of discussion...

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I'm glad I did NOT vote for our most recent President Elect, #44!


Me neither, brother!

Instead of listening to "Rush" over lunch (I gave that up years ago) I will be praying the Sixth Hour and the Akathist to the Holy Spirit. Much more effecacious in the long run.

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Fr. Deacon Daniel,

Rush was playing Schumer's quote yesterday. I look forward to listening to today's broadcast tomorrow.

Pornography is often a "legal" form of prostitution. I don't see how it being a production makes it much different than prostitution if a young girl finds herself victim to her self image and the false pretensions of the producers that bring her to the set and the men who lust after her when watching the video or looking at the photograph. That's just one case, yet that is free speech.

The "right to privacy" falls into a similar category in my opinion.

We can let young women voluntarily fall under the knife with major surgery when they wouldn't be able to have a tattoo without the explicit permission of their parents. At least a tattoo is removable.

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We've sunk to a new all time low, but as Alcoholics Anonymous say (I think) Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom.

Spend a day watching major network television, MTV, pick up a popular magazine or newspaper, look at a billboard or any advertising, have a conversation with someone under 30 (away from church) and all the tell tale signs are there. The election of Barack Obama to the office of president merely reflects the kind of country America has become.

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Originally Posted by Lawrence

have a conversation with someone under 30 (away from church) and all the tell tale signs are there. The election of Barack Obama to the office of president merely reflects the kind of country America has become.


Rubbish! I find plenty of people in my own age group that are utterly obnoxious as well. I am in my 50s and I find my own generation rather less than desirable.

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If that generation is less than desireable, just imagine how bad we "youngins" have it then!!! laugh

Just me trying to be funny and hit the point!!

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I agree Converted Viking, and there are plenty even older. A few yrs ago I got into it with 4 guys over 60 in the locker room of my health club. All 4 said they were Catholic, but were loudly proclaiming that until the Catholic Church allows priests to get married, we're going to continue to have priests molesting children.

In all honesty though, the younger you go, the worse and worse it get's.

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I agree Converted Viking, and there are plenty even older. A few yrs ago I got into it with 4 guys over 60 in the locker room of my health club. All 4 said they were Catholic, but were loudly proclaiming that until the Catholic Church allows priests to get married, we're going to continue to have priests molesting children.

In all honesty though, the younger you go, the worse and worse it get's.

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Do y'all ever get tired of fear-mongering?

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Apparently the majority of Americans have decided that moral relativism is a fair trade for a good economy

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It saddens me when I hear how many catholics voted for obama. Prop 8 has passed here in cali tho, thanks mainly to the funding of mormons and The knights of Columbus.

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Originally Posted by Converted Viking
Originally Posted by Lawrence

have a conversation with someone under 30 (away from church) and all the tell tale signs are there. The election of Barack Obama to the office of president merely reflects the kind of country America has become.


Rubbish! I find plenty of people in my own age group that are utterly obnoxious as well. I am in my 50s and I find my own generation rather less than desirable.

Converted Viking


I agree. I'm 49 and our generation scares me more than their kids do.

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