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Sunday, January 31, 2010

"Even to the weaker sex..."

I have to say last year when I first ran across the collect done for EF Masses for virgins and martyrs I was really irritated with whomever wrote it.

The collect in question is from the Mass "Loquebar de testimoniis tuis..."

Today's Mass was for St. Martina, a virgin/martyr of the 4th century.

The beginning of the common collect reads:

"Deus, qui inter cetera potentiae tuae miracula, etiam in sexu fragili victoriam martyrii contulisti:...."

Translation: "O God, who among the other marvels of Thy power, hast granted even to the weaker sex the victory of martyrdom...."

I couldn't decide, at first, to laugh at him, or punch him in the nose...but considering he's long dead and GONE, GONE, GONE....

I think Aloise Buckley Heath (eldest sister of William F. Buckley) probably had the best thing to say about this "weaker sex" business. She has the author of the collect's "number."

In a humorous article she penned for National Review entitled "Merry Christmas to Every One in the World Except Men" (Dec. 31, 1962) she says:

[some paragraphs into the essay] "Now here, for the first time published ever, is the absolutely definitive list of the fields in which men excel women: athletics, arithmetic, musical composition, physical strength, singing baritone, and superiority.

Woman, is, of course, a much better physical specimen. She operates more efficiently, under greater stress, with fewer breakdowns, on less fuel, for years longer than men. Men, on the other hand, at all ages eat like horses, die like flies, and suffer from constant malfunctioning of the relatively simple apparati. They are also susceptible to exclusively male conditions like distichiasis, hypertrichosis, ichthyosis and nystagmus, which are, respectively, double eyelashes, dense hairy growth on the ears, barklike skin and rhythmical oscillation of the eyeballs. (Men who have all these conditions at the same time usually die without issue because no one will marry them.) In between times, men don't feel very well. BUT: the average man can lift 75 pounds and the average woman can lift 62 pounds; so that nakes women the weaker sex; what else?

The average man is well into his twenties before he is able to get angry without trying to fight; and he is well into the next world before he stops losing his temper, shouting, slamming doors, swearing. Twice as many men as women have nervous breakdowns, three times as many commit suicide, four times as many have ulcers, and there are fifty times more unpremeditated attacks and a hundred times more unpremeditated murders by men than by women . But you know what women do, don't you? Women cry! Women cry because women are more emotional than men, that's why."

Later in the essay [after she rips on St. Paul, who she believes reinforced this sort of attitude] she had this to say:

""Tennyson is the poet who is commonly considered to have given definitive expression to this thesis of St. Paul's [i.e. "man was not created for women, but women for man"-gem] - not presumably because it drove him to unprecedented heights of un-rhyme and un-rhythm, but because it inspired in him the requisite heights of un-reason.

"Man for the field and woman for the hearth," wrote the parson's desk-bound son; "Man for the sword and for the needle she," proclaimed the ex-soldier who never met an enemy;
"Man with the head and woman with the heart," declared the man who never could remember where he had lost his money and his manuscript; "man to command and woman to obey," announced the in-and-out-inmate of mental institution after mental institution; "all else is confusion," concluded poor confused Alfred Lord Tennyson."

And, I might add, besides the apostle John, who was the only one with the guts to remain with Mary and the other women - where where those other 11 guys? One offed himself, and the other 10 were cowering, hiding from "the Jews" wondering how to make a quick exit stage left, as soon as John escorts Mary back so she can sit shiva.

[Aloise later goes into high gear in this same and gives gives St. Paul the best smack-down, EVAH - that I've seen . I'd first read this essay of hers when I was in my late teens, and had been doing a burn re: Paul since my early teenaged years when I'd first read Corinthians. I keep meaning to get around to posting that part of the essay, but for now this will do.]

Monday, January 25, 2010

Zero's ABCs

Not original by me, but I spotted it on the internet:

"The teleprompter is to help Bambi with his abc’s presentation. A is for affirmative-action. B is for Blame Bush. C is for Communism. D is for dictator. E is for entitlement. F is really B-plus. G is for Geithner. H is for hustler. I is for me, me, me. J is for jiving ya. K is for Kenyan. L is for lame duck. M is for madrassas. N is for what I can say (but you can’t). O is for me, me, me. P is for poseur. Q is for quota. R is for race card. S is for Sasquatch. T is for teleprompter. U inherit my wild spending. V is for vacation, vacation,vacation. W is my scapegoat. X is Tiger’s private life. Y am I still president? Z is for zip, zerO-bama. ?? Now you know your ABC’s… riding Scare Force One sure beats doing work to me. "

[]Zippy used a teleprompter today to speak to a group of grade school kids. Apparently it's the only place where a captive audience can get detention for not booing him.]

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Zero prefers dead babies live ones....because you see, "wanted" babies have a right to "life-liberty-and-the-pursuit of happiness" unless, of course, the mother wants to get rid of the baby..

Here's the opening paragraph from the Kenyan's praise of the 37th anniversary (Jan 22, 1973) of the most despicable decision the US Supreme court ever made:

"Today we recognize the 37th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, which affirms every woman's fundamental constitutional right to choose whether to have an abortion, as well as each American's right to privacy from government intrusion. I have, and continue to, support these constitutional rights."

But then what would one expect of people who think the court used as "argument" for upholding it.

Maybe some day Zero will be roasting wieners with "catholic" William Brennan.

This is also in keeping with Zero, the Illinois political hack, who was one of the few to vote to allow aborted babies who managed to stay alive to be left in a sheet to die in a closet. Move along, nothing to see here .... only millions of dead babies and a politician with his nose in the air.

It's lost on Zero that his patron saint, Margaret Sanger, wanted those of "inferior races" like him not to be born. Direct quote of hers: "Colored people are like human weeds and are to be exterminated."

Text of Roe vs. Wade here.

Don't be afraid to vote YOUR morals at the ballot box -- the heathens will be voting theirs.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Mahony out sooner than expect?

I ran across this blog entry which claims that Cardinal Mahony of Los Angeles will be GONE before his expected retirement in Feb. 2011 -- apparently he will soon receive a co-adjutor shortly.

Apparently some panty twisters in Los Angeles are concerned the new Cardinal will be "more conservative" -- Well, DUH, nearly ANYONE would be.

I guess they can kiss their Jan 1. "why do we need Mass that day" GOODBYE.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I love the smell of tea in the harbor in the morning....

It smells .... like .... VICTORY -- Thank you, Massachusetts. On to California in November and Boxer can slide into the Mary Jo Kopeckne seat next to Teddy and Coakley.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Dash the tyrants heads against the Dartmouth

Good people of Massachusetts, throw off the shackles of the dopes with the chains. Send their arrogant asses packing. Show the teabaggies the bottom of the Boston Harbor.



Sunday, January 17, 2010

Guilty, as Charged

Blonde Women Born to Be Warrior Princesses [Times, UK]

"IT really is a case of blonde ambition. Women with fair hair are more aggressive and determined to get their own way than brunettes or redheads, according to a study by the University of California. Researchers claim that blondes are more likely to display a “warlike” streak because they attract more attention than other women and are used to getting their own way — the so-called “princess effect”. "

At least it's official. Full story here.
[All I can say is this witch of a doll was "asking for it."]

Martha Coakley: Practising Catholics shouldn't work in Emergency Rooms

In case you missed it, she doesn't think practising Catholics should be working in emergency rooms. ?You see, they might not want to help someone kill a growning child.

Massachusetts democraps....a special breed. May their political days be numbered.

Watch for the Dems. to sleeze Obomination death care through any way they can. From denying to seat Scott Brown should he win, or even overturning long standing senate rules to resolve Obomination by "reconciliationb" with no additional vote required or even changing the filibuster rule which as been a long standing senate tradition.

They don't care if they lie, steal elections, or cheat to do it.

Massachusetts, send this woman packing. May she slide in to the Mary Jo sweat of Teddy's Oldsmobile.

[Note to my foreign readers, and also US citizens who have been living under a rock: Martha is running against republican challenger Scott Brown. Internal polling in both camps seems to indicate that Brown has a lead [maybe not enough of a lead to overcome union thug, Acorn, and "good ole boy "'rat tactics" but enough of them to put fear in to the demo machine. The election is this coming Tuesday, and if the dems in the state elect a republican there is NO WAY this will not send a frission through the jackass party. The last to admit it, of course, will be "Baghdad Zero" -- kind of like the Ceausescus never saw it coming either.]

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Who delivered Baby Jesus?

I've always wondered about this. I have a hard time believing Mary would have delivered Him herself. I think we can eliminate St. Joseph, as that wouldn't really have been considered "men's work" at the time.

And then I suppose it depends which account of the gospels you want to go on. given the two different versions - I suspect either "the innkeeper's wife" [I would think this would be a skill an innkeeper's wife might well have had, given the numerous traveller's and situations such a person might have encountered] OR perhaps, Mary's kinswoman, Elizabeth? If Mary had gone to assist Elizabeth )and I'm not saying she delivered John, either) perhaps Elizabeth returned the favor, coming in her time of need to help out?

How privileged that unknown person was to have been the first besides the BVM to touch the "Word made flesh."

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year to Everyone Except Cardinal Mahony

and I mean that!

[Sucks to Mahony...for at least the third year running this dirtbag doesn't seem to think people who have the day off anyway can get their a$$e$ to Mass on Friday -- so in theory it's not a "holy Day of Obligation" for Jan 1.]

Either it's a Holy Day or not. Make up your damn mind, hoser.
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