If you have been watching or listening to the Alito Hearings you have witnessed the absolute desperation of the Democrat Senators on the Judiciary Committee, and in particular Ted Kennedy, Joe Biden, and Charlie Schumer. It’s a real study in trying to make mountains out of mole hills.
Alito Confirmation Looks Likely
Kennedy has done his best to get everyone outraged over Alito’s subscribing to a conservative college organization after he was a student at Princeton. He wants the papers of this group subpoenaed from the Library of Congress, or he’ll drag the hearings “on and on and on.”
He also wants to know how long Alito keeps a promise: two weeks, three months, 12 years? This in regard to a case involving some Vanguard stock Alito owned. Important issues to pro-abortion Ted who once talked like a pro-lifer until he decided he needed the pro-abortion vote.
We believe the pro-abort Dems are beating a whole herd of dead horses, but, then, those are the only horses they’ve got. For all the latest on the hearings, go to msnbc.com.
Even hardcore pro-abort commentators are saying it looks as though Alito is going to make it, despite threats like Kennedy’s that the hearings will go on and on—and on. A Chicago Tribune story Wednesday said Alito’s smooth responses frustrated Democrats as they tried to pin him down on past statements, speeches and legal opinions.
We predict approval by the Judiciary Committee and a straight vote in the Senate that will confirm the nomination.
Blago Playing Loose with State Funds—Again
For the first time—ever—we have to agree with (yuk) the ACLU, Rob Sherman and the Chicago Sun-Times. We also don’t think Gov. Rob Blagojevich has a right to give 1 million dollars of state tax money to rebuild the Pilgrim Baptist Church that burned down last week. His own money, fine; encourage contributions, great—even attend church there if he likes.
But Illinois citizens’ tax money is not for rebuilding churches, no matter how historic they are. I don’t recall Blago giving any big bucks to restore Catholic churches, or Jewish Synagogues or even mosques. What do you think, dear caller? I don’t want to sound like a dragon, but where’s the parity?
Posner Ruling Slams Notre Dame
Appellate Court Judge Richard Posner, a clone of Oliver Wendell Holmes, told a University of Notre Dame attorney that a half-million-dollars the University got from the federal government to train catholic school teachers, which Posner says violates the separation of church and state, if the money has already been spent, must be given back.
Mike Carvin said the money need not be returned. Posner called that ridiculous, insisting that even if the money did not go for religious purposes, as Carvin claims, justice would demand that you make the University “cough it up.” The ACLU, of course, brought the case.
Register for SpeakOut Illinois 2006
Speak Out Illinois 2006 will be on Saturday, January 28 this year at the Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. Speakers include Mark Crutcher of Life Dynamics, Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life, and Eric Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League.
If your registration is postmarked by Jan. 16, the rate is only $55 per person. After the 16th it goes up by ten dollars. Send your registration to Speak Out Illinois 2006, to Illinois Right to Life Committee, 65 E. Wacker Place, No. 800, Chicago 60601.
Mark Crutcher will speak on “Is the Pro-Life Movement Credible?” and “Child Predators.” Fr. Pavone’s talk is on the “Atrophy of Compassion,” and Eric will speak on “The Deception of Contraception.” Also on the roster are Cardinal Francis George, Sandy Rios as MC, Fr. Tad Pacholczyk on “Stem Cells.”
Akua Furlow will talk on “Margaret Sanger and the Eugenics Movement.” Attorney Paul Linton will ask and answer the question, “Do Illinois Parents Have Any Rights?” Fr. Pavone will also discuss “Extraordinary Means” and “Who Decides.” For a brochure on the event call our office. Hope to see you there.
Mass for Life Saturday
Plan to attend the Archdiocesan Mass for Life this Saturday, Jan. 14, at 7:15 p.m. at St. Mary of the Angels Chruch at 1850 N. Hermitage in Chicago. Chicago’s newest Bishop, Vicar General George Rassas, will offer the Mass.