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Posts by GCC Catholic

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  • Report: Napolitano to Resign

    07/12/2013 7:37:06 AM PDT · 10 of 58
    GCC Catholic to Hojczyk

    ‘Rats beginning to jump ship?

  • Staying away from ALL news programs today (best comment on the inauguration)

    01/21/2013 12:25:59 PM PST · 52 of 58
    GCC Catholic to from occupied ga

    I turned on Fox thinking there might be some worthwhile commentary on the inaugural speech... instead I got Chuck Schumer toasting Plugs. After about 15 seconds, I decided it wasn’t worth watching.

  • GOP fires author of copyright reform paper

    12/11/2012 12:44:00 PM PST · 28 of 28
    GCC Catholic to kabumpo
    Fine, so I chose a poor example. I chose Michener because I was speaking with friends recently and he was fresh in my mind as a writer who had made his livelihood through his writing -- the quality or lack of quality of his "art" is moot. Others who made that livelihood through their art can be found.

    You say that you don’t sympathize with artists who sacrificed and didn’t provide for their livelihoods. Guess what, that’s what art is - a creation from the soul, combined with a unique gift from God that comes through the artist - who uses the years of rigorous training and discipline in his field to create. It can take a decade or even a lifetime to bring forth a masterpiece.

    Art as a creation from the soul is not mutually exclusive from being able to make enough money to feed yourself and your family. Maybe, just maybe that means you can't focus ALL your attention on it unless you're independently wealthy. Sorry... that's life. Yes, I suppose I am telling you that if you're a "starving artist" that you need to cut your hair and get a job. Because it is the socialists who argue against exceptionalism, it is the socialists who are against private ownership and the concept of property, the socialists who say that art belongs to everybody.

    The founding fathers didn't give a hoot about your right to own intellectual property! Again, the protections on intellectual property stem from a desire to promote the arts and sciences and nothing more -- reasonable protections ensured this goal. The original provisions, and even the 1831 law do this in a sufficient manner.

    Incidentally, this is the reason why foreign works weren't protected under US copyright law initially -- there was no concern to protect anything except where it ensured innovation in America. The only reason we care about it now is for the sake of reciprocity -- so Americans are encouraged to innovate even in a global economy.

    You accuse me of being against "private ownership and the concept of property" -- that is quite false. I am all for the just remuneration of artists for the work that they have put forward for the world. However, I don't see perpetual ownership to be "just remuneration".

    If I really believed in the socialist concept of property, I would deny any concept of remuneration or rights to IP - but I would also encourage that artists be government subsidized.

    Yes, that might mean ultimately mean that "corporate asshats" make millions on something that they didn't create. But they really aren't removed from the "corporate asshats" that continue to make money into perpetuity because they are lobbying to "protect" and make money from art that THEY didn't create either.

    P.S. More than once you have spoken about an artist working at "the cost of his sanity and his life". You should probably take it easy -- because you seem like you're losing your grip on at least the sanity part.

  • Merck Foundation stops giving to Boy Scouts

    12/10/2012 1:38:14 PM PST · 37 of 78
    GCC Catholic to jersey117
    They’re all for gays in the boy scouts until the next Sandusky shows up.

    No... even then they will still be all for gays in the scouts -- but they would blame the Boy Scouts for letting such an incident happen.

  • GOP fires author of copyright reform paper

    12/10/2012 12:25:06 PM PST · 23 of 28
    GCC Catholic to kabumpo; Arthalion
    No, it is not absurd. A writer can spend ten years writing a book, living in dire poverty the entire time. He can live in abject isolation and lose his health, he can sustain permanent physical and emotional damage from trying to bring one book or piece of music to life. If the work later becomes acknowledged as a masterpiece, of course he and his heirs should have the right to benefit from his unique gifts and his extraordinary sacrifices.

    I hadn't even thought of copyright as a socialistic concept until Arthalion had mentioned it, but I'm inclined to think he's right, especially after your explanation.

    The hypothetical writer you describe is a "taker", seeking government welfare in the form of a perpetual protection of his one idea. I don't feel sympathy for such an artist who has put all his effort in his art to the detriment of his basic needs, for the same reason I don't feel sympathy for young athletes who are banking on becoming the next great professional athlete in their chosen sport -- the odds of a "big break" for both are pretty small. You need to have a marketable skill as a fallback.

    If an artist wants to use his art as his livelihood, he needs to continue to create. I would point to someone like James Michener as one example of someone who has done this properly. He wrote his Tales of the South Pacific, and when that was successful he poured his royalties back into his writing, so that he could continue producing successful works of writing. Even under the old copyright laws, he would have been able to make a fine livelihood because he kept creating.

    The old copyright protections gave a reasonable amount of time for the artist to produce another work without the fear of starving in the meantime. 42 years (28+14) is plenty. The reason why heirs benefiting perpetually is absurd is because they undermine the basic principle: granting the heirs that privilege doesn't forward the promotion of arts and sciences (unless, of course, they create something THEMSELVES, and get a copyright or patent of their own).

    Beyond this, masterpieces become such by virtue of being widely known -- they enter into the common good, a common societal patrimony that in turn promotes other ideas. As such, they should and must belong to everyone -- perpetual copyright prevents that from happening. Likewise, any degree of copyright stifles some creativity, thus there are "fair use" provisions that even supersede copyright under certain specific circumstances.

  • GOP fires author of copyright reform paper

    12/10/2012 10:29:34 AM PST · 9 of 28
    GCC Catholic to Conscience of a Conservative; kabumpo
    As a writer and the spouse of a composer, I disgree. The copyright laws are too lax and limited - they should be perpetual, just like property ownership.

    That would be unconstitutional:

    To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.

    kabumpo... the whole purpose of the constitutional protection for intellectual property is to encourage creators to continue to create by ensuring that, for a time, they can profit from their ideas. But the ultimate principle behind it is to promote the progress of science and useful arts.

    Protecting IP perpetually stifles this goal, because those who stand to perpetually profit from one great idea are dissuaded from continuing to produce great ideas. Additionally, perpetual protections would limit innovation based on previous ideas - either by limiting the knowledge that others have, or making it financially unfeasible (through royalties, etc.) to improve a previous idea.

    If anything, the current copyright laws are too restrictive. 28 years (and 14 more if you bother to pay attention to renew) -- the provisions of the Copyright Act of 1831 -- are plenty enough. The idea that one work should provide royalties for the entire lifetime of the author plus several generations (as is currently the case) is patently absurd.

  • The Church Re Elected President Obama

    11/08/2012 9:59:00 AM PST · 8 of 52
    GCC Catholic to G Larry
    Yes, but there is much work that could have been done and now needs to be done.

    It was clear that there was at least one candidate who was morally unacceptable due to his stances on abortion, gay marriage, and the promotion of a fictitious "right" for contraception even when this means infringing upon the genuine Right to religious freedom of others -- 50% of Catholics voted for him anyways.

    I would argue that the bishops should have been more clear that pResident 0bama was a morally unacceptable choice. Too many priests and bishops waffled on it, saying "these are the issues, now go vote your conscience." In days past, when most Catholics had properly-formed consciences, perhaps that would have worked. Today, too many Catholics have malformed consciences for the bishops to approach it this way.

  • Stock Market Predictions?

    11/06/2012 9:09:57 PM PST · 10 of 35
    GCC Catholic to occamrzr06
    I mentioned to a friend that it would be down 300 (amidst other potential repercussions of the result) -- Though I think you're right on the down 500 tomorrow.

    Where it will be will depend on whether there can be some kind of deal for the debt debacle that is coming up toward the end of the year.

  • Obama Plans To Declare Victory Early, In Order to Demoralize Romney Voters

    11/06/2012 3:57:00 AM PST · 6 of 70
    GCC Catholic to oblomov
    If 0bama's mouth is moving, he's lying... especially if he's claiming victory.
  • Fox: Romney in Fairfax, VA

    11/05/2012 1:46:26 PM PST · 7 of 13
    GCC Catholic to IsaacDian

    I didn’t hear a number, but Ann said at one point that “There are as many of you outside as there are inside.”

  • 45 People Show Up For Attempted ‘Catholics For Obama’ Event In Colorado

    11/03/2012 10:54:17 PM PDT · 52 of 62
    GCC Catholic to gorush
    I’m not sure what indulgences sold for at that time, but I bet Urban purchased a few.

    "Selling" of indulgences was always an abuse. Indulgences that involved almsgiving ended in 1567, the year before Urban was born.

    But let's see... now you've brought up:

    • The Church's support for Franco (who was bad, but better than the Communists)
    • The so-called "persecution" of Galileo
    • "Selling" of indulgences
    You seem content to beat the Church with whatever stick is easiest to grab. If that's all you're going to do, I don't have time to deal with you.
  • 45 People Show Up For Attempted ‘Catholics For Obama’ Event In Colorado

    11/03/2012 10:40:38 PM PDT · 50 of 62
    GCC Catholic to gorush
    For all to see: Galileo on Wikipedia

    Read it yourself. Galileo had sympathies of Cardinal Barberini (later Urban VIII) and Cardinal Bellarmine. The relevant paragraph:

    Earlier, Pope Urban VIII had personally asked Galileo to give arguments for and against heliocentrism in the book, and to be careful not to advocate heliocentrism. He made another request, that his own views on the matter be included in Galileo's book. Only the latter of those requests was fulfilled by Galileo. Whether unknowingly or deliberately, Simplicio, the defender of the Aristotelian Geocentric view in Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, was often caught in his own errors and sometimes came across as a fool. Indeed, although Galileo states in the preface of his book that the character is named after a famous Aristotelian philosopher (Simplicius in Latin, Simplicio in Italian), the name "Simplicio" in Italian also has the connotation of "simpleton".[56] This portrayal of Simplicio made Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems appear as an advocacy book: an attack on Aristotelian geocentrism and defence of the Copernican theory. Unfortunately for his relationship with the Pope, Galileo put the words of Urban VIII into the mouth of Simplicio. Most historians agree Galileo did not act out of malice and felt blindsided by the reaction to his book.[57] However, the Pope did not take the suspected public ridicule lightly, nor the Copernican advocacy. Galileo had alienated one of his biggest and most powerful supporters, the Pope, and was called to Rome to defend his writings. (emphases mine)

    To sum up the whole incident:

    • Galileo was actually mostly right -- but he wasn't completely right
    • The Church authorities weren't entirely right in condemning him, and perhaps not entirely fair; much of the incident was of a personal nature
    • Galileo was ungrateful toward those who had initially defended him. It is hard to believe that he was simply naive when he put the Pope's arguments into the mouth of a character named "Simpleton."
    • If he would have had hard data, he probably could have gained even stronger support from Cardinal Bellarmine, who was genuinely interested in the sciences.
    Galileo was brilliant, and he had work that deserved respect; however, I won't defend the man or his assertion of "truth" that was rooted more in pride of his own correctness than in data.

    Actually, in some ways, his lack of docility is similar to the lack of docility that is shown by some of the people mentioned in the original article.

  • 45 People Show Up For Attempted ‘Catholics For Obama’ Event In Colorado

    11/03/2012 9:17:50 PM PDT · 43 of 62
    GCC Catholic to gorush
    The analogy is that neither side is desirable yet an outside force for good has to choose between the lesser of two evils...yet any compromise between good and evil is a victory for evil.

    By that logic, any compromise with any civil authority would be "a victory for evil" since any civil authority is a greater or lesser evil. Until the Lord returns, we'll have to make do with some degree of compromise.

    ...and don’t forget that the Catholic Church persecuted Galileo for agreeing with Copernicus...the church “couldn’t handle the truth!”

    In Galileo's day, none of the scientific authorities believed him either, because he made his claims with no data. Beyond that, he was pompous about it; he had been instructed to not forward the theory without proof. The imprisonment happened after he launched a personal attack on the Pope, who had at a point before that had actually assisted Galileo.

    Late in his life, Johannes Kepler used the data that Tycho Brahe had collected -- but even though Galileo had been "right" about heliocentrism, he was still a pompous ingrate. Not only had he insulted his former supporter, the pope, he rejected Kepler's theory because Galileo preferred circular orbits while Kepler hypothesized elliptical ones (based on real data!).

    The "Catholic Church persecuted Galileo" meme is very tired, and giving it credit requires one to suspend disbelief.

  • 45 People Show Up For Attempted ‘Catholics For Obama’ Event In Colorado

    11/03/2012 6:25:05 PM PDT · 31 of 62
    GCC Catholic to gorush
    How analogous to our nations present situation is that?

    Do you really even have to ask that?

    Republicans are not Fascists. The Democrats, as much as I don't like them, are not Communists openly killing clergy and taking over churches.

    Your analogy doesn't hold.

  • Mitt in Colorado tonight (Vanity)

    11/03/2012 6:11:33 PM PDT · 5 of 49
    GCC Catholic to MeOnTheBeach

    I also just watched on FOX... is this the general sentiment around you? The people at the rally seemed to be completely stoked to get out and vote.

  • 45 People Show Up For Attempted ‘Catholics For Obama’ Event In Colorado

    11/03/2012 5:41:16 PM PDT · 17 of 62
    GCC Catholic to gorush
    Don't forget that the Catholic Church supported Franco.

    True... they did. But the alternative was to support the Communists, who were bent on killing priests and destroying the Church.

  • Math is still hard: Obama urges supporters to vote on Wednesday

    11/03/2012 5:37:29 PM PDT · 2 of 43
    GCC Catholic to COUNTrecount

    I think all of 0bama’s supporters should show up Wednesday...

  • New Minnesota Poll: Romney 46%, 0bama 45%

    11/03/2012 5:22:51 PM PDT · 33 of 142
    GCC Catholic to carlo3b

    Romney statistically tied with 0bama in MINNESOTA?! I’ll take it!

  • Big Mo: Ryan to MINNESOTA on Sunday

    11/02/2012 1:53:34 PM PDT · 24 of 29
    GCC Catholic to PermaRag
    Bonzo is NOT going to ‘Oiho’ because he thinks he has it sewn up; Romney is having a huge rally there because he’s desperate.

    What are you talking about. 0bama was in three different places in OH today:


    Romney is on the offensive; 0bama is on the defensive.

  • PA Catholic Conf: "giving weight to one [moral] issue would result in endorsement of the candidate"

    11/02/2012 1:33:30 PM PDT · 6 of 13
    GCC Catholic to Dr. Brian Kopp
    That's the first time I've even looked at the voter's guide. The layout hurts my eyes -- I can't imagine many folks actually bothered to read it. It doesn't seem to be all that helpful -- my mind was made up weeks ago to show the door to Obama, Casey, and Critz.

    Although there are several relatively new bishops in the PCC, +Chaput is the wild card. I can't help but think that he felt trapped by this - and he didn't like it one bit. The letter was probably the strongest statement that could be managed so late in the game.

  • Experts fear close US race could lead to votes recount, EU delay

    11/02/2012 1:24:17 PM PDT · 5 of 15
    GCC Catholic to Olog-hai
    If the dems don't steal this election, Romney and the GOP leadership need to close the loopholes for fraud ASAP.

    Europe is WAY too interested in how this election goes and they have drank the "voter discrimination" kool-aid... THEY will use the UN to steal the next election (if the fix isn't already in for this one).

  • PA Catholic Conf: "giving weight to one [moral] issue would result in endorsement of the candidate"

    11/02/2012 1:16:24 PM PDT · 3 of 13
    GCC Catholic to Dr. Brian Kopp

    While it would make other things difficult, it is things like this that make me think that losing tax-exempt status would be the best thing that could happen to us. It would leave us unfettered to preach the truth.

  • Outrage grows over decision to run NYC marathon

    11/02/2012 12:18:50 PM PDT · 34 of 41
    GCC Catholic to capt B

    Actually, looks like some runners WILL BE volunteering. That gives me a little more faith in humanity.


  • Outrage grows over decision to run NYC marathon

    11/02/2012 11:54:06 AM PDT · 31 of 41
    GCC Catholic to oh8eleven
    However, where do (say) 20,000-30,000 runners go when they can't get a room?

    Any runner uncaring enough to show up to race deserves to be turned away.

    I would be willing to make an exception for any who use their already-purchased plane ticket as a reason to go to NYC to volunteer for a few days.

  • Romney will campaign in Pennsylvania Sunday

    11/01/2012 5:17:57 PM PDT · 48 of 66
    GCC Catholic to bricks4all@aol.com
    I understand Penn has little early voting, leaves large numbers who can be influenced

    The only early voting in PA is absentee voting. Lots of PA folks are left to go to the polls on Tuesday... I'm hoping that Romney can flip a few more our way in Eastern PA over the weekend.

  • CNN Poll: Tight race in Rocky Mountain battleground (Colorado - O 50% R 48%; D 33% I 35% R 31%)

    11/01/2012 3:17:23 PM PDT · 12 of 20
    GCC Catholic to apillar
    Those were approve/disapprove numbers for 0bama; may or may not have been Gallup. The other poll was Rasmussen, with approve over disapprove by 3%, within the MOE.

    Beckel knows what getting beaten in a landslide looks like... he'll take anything he can get to calm his nerves.

  • Romney will campaign in Pennsylvania Sunday

    11/01/2012 2:50:27 PM PDT · 23 of 66
    GCC Catholic to JediJones
    They’re not going to win PA. Their final push is better spent on states that they both need and can win.

    PA fits both of those criteria. While OH is probably Romney's (at least he is confident it is), it's too uncertain to count on.

    Let's leave the tired "Republicans can't win PA" meme to the libs.

  • Is it too early for Christmas Music???

    11/01/2012 9:54:56 AM PDT · 51 of 60
    GCC Catholic to gov_bean_ counter


    Let's at least wait until Thanksgiving.

  • EXPOSÉ: Italy, Land of Islam

    10/31/2012 7:28:27 AM PDT · 12 of 17
    GCC Catholic to SVTCobra03
    Bishop Sheen once said that Rome and Mecca would be united through their common worship of Mary.

    You do Bishop Sheen no justice. What he said was that the common veneration both give to Mary would eventually draw Muslims to the Catholic Faith. He said nothing of either side "worshipping" Mary.

    This will be the One World Religion that will be in place for the AntiChrist.

    And that you just made up... combined with the suggestion of "Mary worship" it smacks of anti-Catholic bigotry.

    That said, I will be the first to admit that the Italians (including the bishops) don't accurately grasp the Muslim threat. Assisting them in building mosques is a huge mistake -- they would do better to send the Muslim hordes packing.

  • N.J. officials plan to proceed with elections next week despite Sandy damage

    10/30/2012 2:44:57 PM PDT · 4 of 23
    GCC Catholic to usafa92

    Very interesting... If NJ — the place that took the worst of the storm — can hold their elections on time, it will shame everyone else into doing likewise.

  • Romney Urges Ohioans to Vote Early as Mittmentum... (R&R AD BUY IN PHILADELPHIA)

    10/30/2012 11:33:50 AM PDT · 8 of 21
    GCC Catholic to goldstategop
    PHL is unexpected.... Romney hopes to peel off ethnic Democrats. If anything, it may cut into O’s margin in PHL. He can’t afford to underperform there.

    This is a move to win PA... Romney already has Central and Western PA. He needs the Philadelphia suburbs (many socially-liberal fiscal conservatives) to turn toward him, and the best way to reach them is an ad buy in Philadelphia.

  • AUTO BAILOUT BOMBSHELL: Fiat Says Chrysler, Jeep Production May Move to Italy

    10/29/2012 2:47:30 PM PDT · 23 of 31
    GCC Catholic to Livin_large

    When I was living in Italy last year, I saw Voyager minivans and 300C sedans under the Lancia marque. This saddens but doesn’t surprise me, especially since the Italians are scraping for jobs and the Italian government is scraping for tax revenue.

  • New Peril for Parents: Their Kids' Student Loans

    10/27/2012 7:18:04 PM PDT · 11 of 55
    GCC Catholic to SeekAndFind
    More parents need to make it clear to their kids that college isn't to be presumed -- it's something to be worked for.

    I remember a time when I was 5 or 6 years old that my dad was talking to another relative -- I still can remember my dad saying that if I wanted to go to college, I would need to work hard and earn scholarships.

    I kept that with me the whole time I was in school (though my dad has since forgotten saying it). My parents were never overbearing about grades -- they expected me to do my best, and made it clear that they would always be content with my grades providing they reflected the best work I was able to do. I did well through high school, and was in turn able to get a full-tuition scholarship to a private Christian college.

    My parents were content to pay my room and board, with the expectation that I would keep my grades up and would get a job on campus. Four years later, I graduated debt-free.

    But it all began with the idea that if I wanted to go to college, I had to work for it -- and that if I didn't work for it, then it might not happen at all.

  • Obama is bleeding African American support whether anyone wants to believe it or not

    10/26/2012 11:21:16 AM PDT · 22 of 31
    GCC Catholic to jmaroneps37
    From the Article:

    The slide in Obama’s support within his most solid bloc of voters began in May after he announced his support for Gay “marriage.”

    African American clergy immediately began to demand a clarification of Obama’s latest evolution on the question of same sex marriages. The ministers really only wanted a meeting and a plausible “party line” to sell to their congregations, but they were ignored.

    They were then humiliated as they had to watch Gay community leaders meet with Obama in the White House (some were photographed flipping the bird to a picture of Ronald Reagan).

    Decent people, regardless of race, want nothing to do with the gay perverts. Perhaps -- if God is very merciful to us -- the scales will fall from enough eyes to move both parties into realizing the irrelevancy of the LGBT movement and the dangers that it poses to a civil society.

  • (PA) State down voters from 4 years ago (mostly Dhims)

    10/25/2012 6:06:49 AM PDT · 7 of 7
    GCC Catholic to MestaMachine
    I think a lot of the ‘Independents’ are Conservatives fed up to here with the PA gop leadership. How they hang on, I will never know.

    A lot of them are former Democrats too. Especially in Western PA, lots of the folks are current/retired union members who have no interest in either the perverted social issues or the socialist program of the Democrats. My dad jumped ship before the 2008 election -- I'm sure that both then and now, he is a PA independent for Romney.

  • Gallup Tracking Poll: R50/O47

    10/24/2012 12:37:51 PM PDT · 66 of 97
    GCC Catholic to goldstategop
    You live in Colorado, which is a swing state. Your vote could cancel the effect of one of the 0bama voters.

    If you aren't willing to vote for Romney, I can't believe that your hopes for his success are sincere. If your hopes are sincere, I hope you will reconsider how you will vote.

  • Catholics Want More Focus on Poverty Than Abortion: Survey

    10/23/2012 12:14:04 PM PDT · 18 of 18
    GCC Catholic to RicocheT; johniegrad
    Social justice is another word for income redistribution, leveling and socialism. The survey reflects our 47% lazy mob who want someone else’s money to pay for benefits to them.

    Real steps to move out from poverty are to look for paying work, stay in school to get marketable skills and take government’s foot off the neck of business to allow job creation.

    Maybe the Church should add these thoughts to the homily.

    Congratulations. You understand the Church's genuine teachings on Social Justice better than most liberal Catholics.

  • Swiss army prepares for euro zone unrest

    10/20/2012 7:48:06 PM PDT · 4 of 4
    GCC Catholic to Lorianne
    I can't speak of what might happen to the other countries, but I think Italy will be an interesting case.

    In a situation like this, I would expect to see the northern Italians in places like Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Piedmont, Tyrol, etc. try to separate from the rest of Italy (northern Italy is more like Austria or Germany; southern Italy - even including Rome itself - is more like Greece).

    I think they would be trying to keep the refugees out as much as Switzerland.

  • Moraga: Gay teen denied Eagle Scout submits petition asking Boy Scouts to change policy

    10/20/2012 4:36:42 PM PDT · 40 of 73
    GCC Catholic to redreno
    From the article, Ryan says: By asking me to lie about who I am, the Scouts are going against their own values of being trustworthy.

    Here is the center of his flawed logic. Nobody is asking him to lie about who he is - he can be a person who suffers from same-sex attraction, and it may in fact be something with a physiological root. However, having same-sex attraction does not imply that one must identify as "homosexual" or embrace the "gay" lifestyle. That is the part that goes against the ideals of Scouting.

    The best witness that he can give to the ideals of Scouting is the same as I would say that a Christian with SSA can give: embrace a celibate lifestyle instead of the gay lifestyle. There are groups like Courage to help support people as they struggle to build the habits to live chastely.

  • How US Ambassador Chris Stevens May Have Been Linked To Jihadist Rebels In Syria

    10/19/2012 10:51:37 AM PDT · 71 of 154
    GCC Catholic to MissMagnolia
    I will repeat my "dream scenario" that I posted on another thread a week or so ago .... Seal Team 6 perp walking Obama and The Mooch out of the White House .... and doing the same for Biden out of the USNO residence.

    I might even be able to improve on that "dream scenario" a bit:

    Depending on what she knew and did, Hillary might get perp walked too.

  • Solid Proof Obama is planning a concession speech event for Nov 6th Election Night

    10/19/2012 3:18:43 AM PDT · 104 of 106
    GCC Catholic to Petruchio
    The only riots I foresee are when the Hawaiians realize they are gonna be stuck with the bozos.

    They only have themselves to blame... they could have ended this four years ago with a single sheet of paper.

  • WOW! Romney Slicing and Dicing Obama Up At Dinner!

    10/18/2012 6:56:37 PM PDT · 34 of 98
    GCC Catholic to ConservativeMan55
    Romney was on fire - some good jabs on Obama, a few on himself; nothing that I recall being shocking... a clever recapitulation of many of the jokes that have been bouncing around.

    Obama's humor was largely at his own expense, a few on Romney... but a couple of the statements even had a heaviness to them - far from the levity in all of Romney's comments.

    After the laughter settled from his own remarks, I think that Cardinal Dolan made some very insightful points on his reflection on Al Smith's care for the "Un"s. That is the "party platform" of the Catholic Church -- with some planks that will make Republicans and Democrats, Liberals and Conservatives squirm a little -- but that are not out of the reach of either candidate or party if they really want to make it happen.

  • Poll shows Romney leading in blue Pennsylvania (Shock poll-Drudge)

    10/18/2012 6:02:06 PM PDT · 25 of 31
    GCC Catholic to randita
    PA did well in 2010. GOP governor and U.S. senator and turned six congressional seats from blue to red. An excellent showing for what is supposed to be a blue state.

    If GOP turnout in PA rivals that of 2010, Romney could very well win.

    If this ends up being more like 2010, I'm hoping that Romney has long enough coattails to deliver the Senate race for Smith (over Casey) and the PA-12 House race for Rothfus (over Murtha's successor Critz).

    In 2010 Westmoreland County (parts of which are in PA-12) went Republican across the board, including for the two County Commissioner seats - something that hasn't happened in recent memory.

  • Poll shows Romney leading in blue Pennsylvania (Shock poll-Drudge)

    10/18/2012 4:25:38 PM PDT · 14 of 31
    GCC Catholic to sunmars

    According to the PA Dept. of State, the breakdown in RV is 37R/50D/13I for the state. I’m not sure what turnout has been the last few elections, but D+6 might not be unreasonable.

  • Poll shows Romney leading in blue Pennsylvania (Shock poll-Drudge)

    10/18/2012 4:11:56 PM PDT · 9 of 31
    GCC Catholic to RoseofTexas

    God's arm will deliver the victory, but we can't be complacent.

  • Breaking Tweet: PA Poll: Romney 49 Obama 45

    10/18/2012 3:44:42 PM PDT · 99 of 147
    GCC Catholic to American Constitutionalist
    Yup... Maryland might be the upset this year when no one was looking.
    Looks like the Obama 2012 Campaign will have to take money and resources from Ohio, PA, VA, and put into Maryland because even Maryland might be up for grabs.

    My gut says "no way...", but the little bit that I've been driving around the area (I70-I270 corridor, a trip into Baltimore), I've seen almost no signs/stickers in MD for either candidate.

    That would be a massive upset...

  • Breaking Tweet: PA Poll: Romney 49 Obama 45

    10/18/2012 1:34:48 PM PDT · 38 of 147
    GCC Catholic to GCC Catholic; AuH2ORepublican

    And now the tweet’s back... weird.

  • Breaking Tweet: PA Poll: Romney 49 Obama 45

    10/18/2012 1:33:15 PM PDT · 36 of 147
    GCC Catholic to AuH2ORepublican

    NumberMuncher’s tweet isn’t on he feed anymore.

  • Vanity Question: Where can I download debate video file?

    10/18/2012 12:54:00 PM PDT · 7 of 17
    GCC Catholic to BigDaddyTX

    If you are using the Mozilla Firefox browser, there is an extension that you can add to it called FlashGot that allows you to download embedded files. This would include the .flv video file from websites like YouTube.

  • Virginia Teacher Charged With Assault: Girl’s Hand Cut in Forced ‘Islamic Hand Sign’ Drill

    10/18/2012 9:50:40 AM PDT · 28 of 54
    GCC Catholic to Hillarys Gate Cult

    Those are all over the place in the street markets of the Old City of Jerusalem. My guess is they’ve become a good souvenir item for all the stupid tourists. Definitely superstitious in origin though.