Big O is fooling

Paul Ryan is not convinced by President Tricky:

“The President’s policy continues to contradict the core principles of our nation. His decision today still disrespects the Constitution by treating our rights as revocable privileges from our government, instead of inalienable gifts from our creator. The President did not compromise — he doubled down.”

via Ryan Speaks Out in Defense of Religious Liberty | U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan.

Sneed and her shots

God bless Miss Sneed for reporting Cardinal George’s broadside to the maximum leader, but these shots kill me:

† The upshot: The issue was resolved when . . . .

† The backshot: Cardinal George is now in Rome . . . .

† The buckshot: “The contraceptive mandate imposed on health plans . . . .

Deliver us, O Sneed, from this surfeit of neologisms and quirkish behavior in print.

via Cardinal George defies President Obama on birth control – Chicago Sun-Times.

Sister Rosemary in a perp walk

Is it Barbara Frietchie time in Chi?

“The contraceptive mandate imposed on health plans by the Department of Health and Human Services also violates freedom of conscience,” said a Catholic priest.

“Imagine the impact on a revered Chicago Catholic institution like Misericordia, which is a home to the mentally disabled.”

Barbara Frietchie retrieved the flag shot down by Johnny Reb as he marched through “Frederick town”
and hurled her defiance at Stonewall Jackson’s Confederate soldiers:

‘Shoot, if you must, this old gray head,
But spare your country’s flag,’ she said.

At 90, she’d come by her gray hairs honestly.

Context: Cardinal George defies Obama, screams Sun-Times

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“We cannot — and will not — comply with this unjust law,” states the cardinal, who is vehemently opposed to the new Obama administration rule requiring religious organizations to include contraceptive health insurance coverage.

“People of faith cannot be made second-class citizens because of their religious beliefs. . . . Our parents and grandparents did not come to these shores to help build America’s cities and towns, its infrastructure and institutions, enterprise and culture, only to have their posterity stripped of their God given rights.”


. . . but nowhere runs his letterLeft-wing hothouse, like most mainstream newsrooms.

Later: And what’s here comes after five days of nothing, reader Pat Hickey notes below!