November 7, 2017

Tucker Carlson: CNN Management Ordered Hosts to Go After Donna Brazile

Filed under: MSM Biz/Other Bias,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 6:09 pm

On his Monday evening Fox News show, Tucker Carlson reported that “top management at CNN directed its employees to undermine (Donna) Brazile’s credibility” after she revealed on Friday that Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign had “rigged” the Democratic Party nominating process in her favor. One would think that CNN’s left-leaning, Hillary-loving hosts and guests didn’t need to be told, but it appears that management wanted to be sure that the attempt to discredit Brazile was carried out with sufficient persistence and enthusiasm.


Daily Beast’s Sam Stein Publishes Rand Paul’s Home Address

Well, it’s a good thing we have experienced journalists in charge of presenting the news at sites like the Daily Beast making sure they protect the privacy of politicians under attack, particularly Republican and conservative politicians. … Oh, wait a minute. Sam Stein, who became that site’s political editor after many years at the Huffington Post, published Rand Paul’s home address on Monday.


Thanks to All Who Attended the Stanley Moore Benefit

Filed under: General,Positivity — Tom @ 12:40 pm

*StanleyMoore1017All who attended Sunday’s Stanley Moore benefit event to raise money to pay leukemia- and heart surgery-related medical costs had a great and moving time. Thanks to all who attended. The related page remains active. If you couldn’t be there Sunday (or even if you were), please consider contributing.

Tuesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (110717)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Positivity: Philosophy professor launches international pro-life academy

Filed under: Life-Based News,Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Vatican City:

Nov 2, 2017 / 07:00 pm

A former member of the Pontifical Academy for Life has launched an independent organization he claims will work to “unfold the splendor of truth about life and family.”

Josef Seifert, president of the new lay-run John Paul II Academy for Human Life and Family, announced the academy Oct. 18 in Rome at a conference on the topic of Blessed Paul VI’s encyclical “Humanae Vitae.”

“The academy’s aim is to clarify, to teach and to spread that part of the truth about man and about God that serves human life and the natural family, and, through serving these, serves and glorifies God,” said Seifert.

Seifert, a philosophy professor from Austria, has taught at the University of Dallas. He was founding rector of the International Academy of Philosophy in Liechtenstein. Until recently, he had served as Dietrich von Hildebrand Chair for Realist Phenomenology at the International Academy of Philosophy-Instituto de Filosofía Edith Stein.

He has said he was forced to retire for asking whether parts of Pope Francis’ 2016 post-synodal exhortation “Amoris Laetitia” led to the conclusion that there are no intrinsically wrong acts. He had previously been suspended from teaching seminarians, following the publication of a different essay criticizing the exhortation.

According to Seifert, the new organization aims to serve the same goals as the original Pontifical Academy for Life, founded in 1994 by St. John Paul II. This academy will be “a lay non-governmental organization that will remain independent of civil and religious organizations.”

The Pontifical Academy for Life is a team of scientists and ethicists representing different branches of biomedical sciences who are appointed by the Holy Father to work with Vatican dicasteries to discuss issues related to science and the protection of the dignity of human life. Under Pope Francis, its new statutes explicitly advocate care for the human person “at different stages of life” as well as an authentic “human ecology” that aims to restore balance in creation “between the human person and the entire universe.” …

Go here for the rest of the story.

AP Suddenly Discovers and Reports on West Coast Homelessness

The Associated Press has suddenly discovered that homelessness is a serious problem in the nation’s three West Coast states of California, Oregon, and Washington, and that the problem merits national attention. How convenient — and how tardy.