June 20, 2012

Says All That Needs to Be Said

Filed under: 2nd Amendment,Activism,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 9:40 pm

Received in an email from Congressman Jim Jordan:

Jordan Statement on Fast & Furious Contempt Resolution

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Urbana) released the following statement after the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform approved a resolution holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress:

“I commend Chairman Issa for conducting this investigation in a through, fair, and responsible manner. It’s unfortunate the Justice Department will not comply with the subpoena, a request for information they have had for eight months. We simply want the facts. Because Attorney General Eric Holder will not provide what the law requires he provide, we are left with no other option except to vote to hold him in contempt.”

Howler of the Day: AP Writes That First Quarter Economy Had ‘Fast Start’

The Associated Press’s Christopher Rugaber was in mischaracterization mode again today in his coverage of the Business Roundtable’s quarterly economic outlook release.

After duly noting that the percentage of big company CEOs planning to add workers and purchase additional capital equipment over the next six months had declined (from 42% to 36% and from 48% to 43%, respectively), Rugaber misrepresented reality when he wrote the following:

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Wednesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (062012)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 8:00 am

Rules are here. Possible comment fodder may follow later. Other topics are also fair game.

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Positivity: Beatification bid launched for historic Opus Dei member

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 7:45 am

From Rome:

Jun 18, 2012 / 06:12 pm
The cause for the beatification of Dora del Hoyo, one of the first collaborators of the founder of Opus Dei, has been announced in Rome on June 18.

“Dora was of great importance for Opus Dei, for her fidelity and her work perfectly finished, which was always accompanied by her humility of passing unnoticed. This is why she was so effective until the end of her life,” said Bishop Javier Echevarria, the Prelate of Opus Dei, who announced the cause at Rome’s Pontifical University of the Holy Cross.

Born in Spain in 1914, Dora del Hoyo first came into contact with Opus Dei’s founder, Saint Josemaria Escriva, at the age of 29 when she was employed as a member of the domestic staff in a Madrid student residence run by the Catholic organization.

In 1946 she became the first woman to join Opus Dei as a “numerary assistant.” Such members principally dedicate themselves to the domestic responsibilities within centers of Opus Dei.

In same year Saint Josemaria asked Dora if she would move to Rome in order to help in the development and expansion of Opus Dei. She remained in the Eternal City until her death in 2004.

Her mortal remains now lie in the crypt of Our Lady of Peace, the church of the Prelature of Opus Dei. Close by is the tomb of Saint Josemaria himself.

“She did not want any human glory or any kind of special consideration; she gave of herself a hundred percent all her life. She was a woman of faith,” said Bishop Echevarria.

“She relied on what God was asking of her through St. Josemaria. She had a strong hope which led her to be convinced that Opus Dei would expand and become what we see today.”

Monday’s announcement took place before a packed audience hall at the University of the Holy Cross. …

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