It’s catchup time at DaTechGuy blog.

A quick reminder that last week’s Under the Fedora Column is available at Conservatively, The Minority Report, Zilla of the Resistance, NACBU & The Conservative Commune. A Peek

On the same subject Morning Joe argued Tuesday that Rush Limbaugh had hurt republicans because Democrats had won 4 of the last six presidential elections. Actually republicans are 3 for seven in elections since Rush was syndicated but here is a better measure.

Both Joe Scarborough and I are going to be fifty this year. From the day we were born till Rush Limbaugh went on the air happens to be 25 years, half our lives. During that time GOP controlled the House of Representatives exactly 0 years and the senate 6 years. At no time did the GOP control both houses of congress.

During the 25 years since Rush came on the air the GOP has controlled the house for 14 years and the senate for 10 years and for the first time in our lifetimes controlled both house and senate for 10 of them.

I’ll make that trade any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

Keep an eye out for this week’s on Wednesday or Thursday at all those sites.

Meanwhile if you didn’t Catch Robert Stacy McCain on DaTechGuy on DaRadio via the Money Matters Radio Network or FTR Radio Saturday, you don’t have to panic you can listen to it here.

This week we have scheduled CNN’s Newest and best acquisition Jake Tapper and in the second hour comedian Jim Labriola

News Broke this morning that Scottish Cardinal Keith O’Brien has resigned:

Cardinal O’Brien said in a statement he had already tendered his resignation, due to take effect when he turned 75 next month, but that Pope Benedict “has now decided that my resignation will take effect today”.

As the Observer reported:

Three priests and a former priest in Scotland have reported the most senior Catholic clergyman in Britain, Cardinal Keith O’Brien, to the Vatican over allegations of inappropriate behaviour stretching back 30 years.

The four, from the diocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh, have complained to nuncio Antonio Mennini, the Vatican’s ambassador to Britain, and demanded O’Brien’s immediate resignation. A spokesman for the cardinal said that the claims were contested.

This story has to be a double-edged sword for the MSM. They are of course pleased to see a Cardinal go down if they think it will harm the church.

But the truth is that if these charges are the least bit true the accelerated resignation of this Cardinal (which will be one of the last official acts of Pope Benedict) is not only very good for the Church but highlights a fact of the late Church scandals that the left would like to ignore.

That fact? The vast majority of the church scandals involving minors involved Homosexual acts and Homosexual priests.

Now as I’ve said many times before, a lot Christians fall into the trap of using the sin of Homosexual acts as a club rather than looking at their own sin but for the left this problem is different.

In the current culture any critique of any aspect of Homosexuality is VERBOTEN. As far as some Washington Post reporters are concerned, if you hold the Opinion on Gay Marriage that practically the entire world held 20 years ago you are Bull Connor with the fire hose

The reporter: “As for accuracy, should the media make room for racists, i.e. those people who believe that black people shouldn’t marry white people? Any story on African-Americans wouldn’t be wholly accurate without the opinion of a racist, right?

“Of course I have a bias. I have a bias toward fairness,” the reporter continued. “The true conservative would have the same bias. The true conservative would want the government out of people’s bedrooms, and religion out of government.”

And while John Nolte (a supporter of Civil Unions) notes this is all about weaponizing the issue for the left. This Cardinal is different; how do you weaponize acts that you support?

As Catholics who, you know actually believe, the point is to what is right period, our path is clear:

1. We should encourage and in fact demand the removal of any Such Bishop Cardinal or Priest who does anything this Bishop has done.

2. The moment the left brings up this case we should immediately counter with: “Yes this kind of Sin it totally incompatible with service in the church, particularly the hierarchy.”

3.  When this is used as a club against the Pope, Note that the resignation was already in the works due to his age, it was THIS Pope who proactively took the resignation early.

4. (and most important) Pray for all involved.

BTW if you aren’t doing 3 #4 because you don’t like the people involved you are failing a basic duty of Christianity.

…then maybe they might have managed to find this woman without traveling to the Dominican Republic to get a picture of a reporter knocking on a door:

The escort, who earns money having sex with men in upscale hotel rooms, said during an in-person interview that many of her wealthy and powerful customers use pseudonyms when arranging for her services, and when meeting her in person.

TheDC showed the woman a photo of Menendez, however, and she identified him as a former client.

and while CNN could only knock on doors the Daily Caller people managed to get a bit more:

Beth added that Buchyk’s responsibilities to Melgen have included procuring young women in the Dominican Republic whom he and his friends — including Menendez — can pay for sex.

“There’s so many brothels there,” Beth told TheDC. “Women are nothing. They’re [treated like] trash there, at any age. They have no meaning, no reason for being. So she [Buchyk] would OK it, because that’s her job.”

SB“Buchyk” would be model Svitlana Buchyk who was involved in a dispute concerning her residence in a Condo owned Menendez donor Dr. Salomon Melgen.

Court records also show that Melgen was drawn into a 2009 dispute over whether a Ukrainian actress named Svitlana Buchyk could occupy an oceanfront condominium that Melgen leased at Aquarius on Singer Island in Riviera Beach. The Condominium Association of Aquarius objected because Buchyk did not apply for the association’s approval.

What I find more interesting about Ms. Buchyk (other than the obvious) from the Palm Beach Post Story is this:

In Palm Beach County, Buchyk listed Melgen’s business address when she received a ticket in 2009 for having excessive tinting on the windows of a four-door Chevrolet she was driving. She listed Melgen’s North Palm Beach home address when she received traffic tickets in 2010 and 2011.

and this

Buchyk, 26, could not be reached last week. The Miami Herald reported that it briefly reached Buchyk on Jan. 31 and she said she had worked for Melgen in the past, but would not answer questions about the type of work she did.

While Menendez office expressed “curiosity” over they story there didn’t provide a Statement concerning the question of the Senator paying for sex or no.

Perhaps if CNN has that same level of curiosity they would have been able to find the same people the Daily Caller has been able to. Granted I wouldn’t expect an international organization like CNN to have the reach of such distinguished news organizations as The Daily Caller or the Palm Beach Post but I’d think considering the combination Washington Power, Money and Beautiful women they might have managed a little better than their door knocking stunt.

At the very least Jeannie Most could have done a story on the rewards of an exciting career in Optometry

If only Menendez was a Republican, or at least was seen drinking water somewhere.

Update:  Despite the rule 5 implications Stacy McCain expresses caution

I would be cautious about a source like this, who contacts reporters after reading coverage of a scandal. Not to say that I doubt Senator Menendez patronizes prostitutes, just saying that without some corroborating evidence — a credit card receipt, a hotel bill, etc. — I’d be cautious about the source. Perhaps the Daily Caller has such corroboration and is witholding it.

The question of whether Menendez was in the habit of patronizing prostitutes is, of course, relevant to his relationship with Florida businessman Salomon Melgen and their alleged sex parties in the Dominican Republic, where prostitution is legal, but where at least one Dominican prostitute told reporter Matthew Boyle that she had sex with Menendez when she was 15, which is illegal even there.

I would think an excellent place to start would be Ms. Buchyk and her travel.

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Well yesterday was spent mostly at Church Speaking about WQPH or shoveling and cooking, so my two posts on Doctor Who and Japanese men falling in love with computer programs didn’t get this weeks paycheck a jump start but today is a new day and I’m only 15 people sparing $20 each away from the paycheck for the week.

6 days new week and perhaps Ms.
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