Gregory: Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?
Sherlock Holmes:To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.
Gregory:The dog did nothing in the night-time.
Sherlock Holmes:That was the curious incident
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes Sliverblaze
Lt Kaffee: I think he wants to say it. I think he’s pissed off that he’s gotta hide from this. I think he wants to say that he made a command decision and that’s the end of it (In Jessup’s voice ) He eats breakfast 300 yards away from 4000 Cubans that are trained to kill him. (end voice) And nobody’s going to tell him how to run his unit least of all the Harvard mouth in his faggoty white uniform
A Few Good Men 1992
Jamie Stiehm’s US News Piece has drawn all kinds of reactions on the internet.
so ludicrously entertaining that it rises to must-read level.
Stiehm should be ashamed. So should U.S. News & World Report.
As for U.S. News & World Report’s offering its online podium to Stiehm’s bad Feminist Studies 101 paper (buzzword bingo: war on women! public discourse! the narrowness of Vatican hegemony! reproductive rights!), it’s a disappointing move
Old and busted: Sotomayor is a wise Latina woman!
New and hot: Sotomayor is a papist trojan horse!
They posted a piece which is amazing in the sheer viciousness of its anti-Catholic bigotry.
This is a throwback to the most anti-Catholic vitriol of the 19th century. Creators Syndicate should drop Stiehm immediately. More on this later.
Although I am not a Catholic (surprised?) it was not that difficult for this Jew to determine that the rant by Jamie Stiehm in today’s US News, was both anti-Catholic and to be quite honest, kind of ridiculous.
Ms. Stiehm should start an anti-popery riot. She should burn Pope Francis in effigy. Go all out on Guy Fawkes Day. But, her editors should not publish her paranoid, delusional, and venomous screed.
Golly, did you know the Supreme Court was getting ready to strike down Roe v. Wade? Me either.
over at the US News and World Report offices of the Ministry of Truth, some hack writes a piece of 19th century Know Nothing propaganda whose anti-Catholic bigotry is so obvious and transparent this person should consider getting a job with the KKK’s public relations office.
this is hysterical rhetoric more suited a NARAL fundraising screed than US News.
…whose piece should be read in full
While all of the various commentaries are interesting and true they all seem to be missing the single most amazing and revealing thing about Ms Stiehm’s Catholic bashing rant The Omission.
It’s an omission so astounding, so striking, so critical that I’m terribly shocked that it wasn’t the focus on most if not all of the critiques from these distinguished writers.
In all Jamie Stiehm anger at the Church of Rome, its members, its authority, its supposed lack of justice for women and meddlesome archbishops there is one who escapes any critique. 665 words in an article bashing the Catholic church, 665 words but nowhere among those words is the name:
That is the real driver of this piece.
Most if not all of the writers critiques of it express some shock at the vehemence, the near 19th century quality of this anti-papist screed. That should not be a surprise. Given the attitudes of the press, the media coverage of the church for nearly 20 years and the corresponding shared opinions in public academia, particularly at the highest levels this attitude toward the Catholic church by a member of the MSM is pedantic.
Mr. Potemra opinion not withstanding there is a great hatred of the church among the press elites. The church that stands firm as more liberal protestant denominations bend to the media’s will. The church that dares give up its services in Massachusetts rather than embrace the new morality. The church that is now standing in front of Barack Obama saying: Stop!
The press given a chance would not let a day pass without an attack on the Catholic Church.
But with Francis’ election as pope suddenly the left doesn’t dare attack. You have the very first Latin American Pope, beloved by all of the groups they need. Speaking mercy, showing mercy, they don’t dare say boo, cripes they even covered his initiation mass.
Mind you while they may not give the full story to the public they know what Francis actually says, actually thinks and actually is. They understand that the image he has built, with the aid of the Holy Spirit, is the greatest longterm threat to all they believe. The fact they don’t dare say what they actually think about this man, that they can’t say what they want has to be a source of massive frustration.
So when Justice Sotomayor makes a rather insignificant ruling on behalf of a few nuns, a ruling that will likely have no bearing on her final vote of the court Jamie Stiehm uses that minor act to vent her anger, her frustration and most of all her fear that she has bottled up for nearly a year and dump it on a supposed traitor to the cause, because she doesn’t have the courage to vent it on the man she truly wants to.
I’ll bet it felt good.
In the end it’s just as well she didn’t attack the Pope directly, Francis would be likely to respond by giving her a call to see if she’s OK.
I don’t think she could bear it.
Update: In an incredible Irony if you go to Hotair’s front page this is the image shown for the piece
Update 2: Didn’t see Aaron Worthing’s piece until today worth adding to the list.
It’s Thursday and for the 2nd week in a row we start a Thursday at 30% of our weekly pay goal.
Since however reaching Thursday means over 58% of the week has passed that means we are once again in a hole.
When you think about it the hole isn’t deep at the start of a week a mere $50 a day avg will assure us of full coffers, but with only three days to go we need at least $80 a day for the next three days to make the goal with only a dollar to spare.
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