Thursday, May 12, 2011

A Good Day to be Catholic and Jon Stewart's Rap Music

I know posting has slowed in the horror that is finals week, but here's two things to cheer you up.

First off, its a good week to be a Progressive Catholic. This week teachers at Catholic University, where Speaker John Boehner has been chosen to deliver a commencement speech, and at other Catholic Universities, including our own Notre Dame, wrote the Speaker a letter in which they called him out on a voting record that is "at variance from one of the Church’s most ancient moral teachings." They also said that, "your record in support of legislation to address the desperate needs of the poor is among the worst in Congress." You can view the full letter here. And you can also view a letter of a similar vein from United States Conference of Catholic Bishops here. Both of these letters have reaffirmed values that conservative Catholics have for too long tried to ignore, namely our firm commitment to helping the poor. It's on days like this that I can be proud to be Catholic.

In other news, Jon Stewart was at his finest last night, demonstrating Fox News hypocrisy so clearly, that as he himself put it, "This isn't even fun anymore." He followed this up with one of the funniest raps that I've ever heard. truly priceless. This is a must watch video:

I hope that put on a smile on your face during a stressful week.


Montana said...

Sarah Palin was so successful as a governor, she graduated early “Bitter Quitter”, she real is a “Dan Quayle” in heels. She clearly loves “dishing it out” but real can’t take it because she loves playing the victim card. Poor thing she fail as a VP candidate (her lie that her daughter was engaged was such a farce), her stand-up comic fiasco on the Jay Leno Show, please, her TV show canceled after declining rating, I guess running for Prez is the only thing she can look forward to, but since she is a coward she will only throw small minded rocks, poor thing. Since we already had an idiot “W” that caused our current economic debacle, America knows not to trust in fools who think they are brilliant. One of the reason for “W” failure was his drinking, Palin just has bad genes.

Gordon Stanton said...

First, I would like to say that, while I'm all for a good old fashioned rant, this has absolutely nothing to do with my article.

On the subject of Sarah Palin, this is all that really needs to be said. She knows how to milk her public status. McCain pulled her out of obscurity and she has used that publicity to write books and contribute on fox news and rake in cash. The cash mattered more than her governorship and its the same reason you wont see her running for Prez in 2012. She's really not an idiot, she just knows how to exploit publicity for her own personal benefit.