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2012 May 22 — Why Now?
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The ‘Crusade’ Continues

They started off attacking nuns. Then they shifted to attacking Girl Scouts. And now they are in all out ‘victim mode’ claiming White House is “strangling” Catholic church.

Charlie Pierce noted that the guy making the claim about the White House, Cardinal Dolan, is on record as saying that his most important legislative item is preventing the extension of the statute of limitations on child molestation.

Dolan’s predecessor as Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Egan, has retracted his apology for priest sex abuse.

I have no interest in living a country that caters to Canon law, any more than Sharia. If they don’t like it, let then go live in the Vatican. The rules they are complaining about have been around for more than a decade, but the Bishops don’t complain unless there is a Democrat in the White House. The Bishops have no moral standing left after their conduct in the world-wide child abuse scandals. Apologies they don’t mean and retract later are not an indicator of righteousness. The Catholic Church is ‘strangling’ on its own hypocrisy and misconduct, not on health insurance regulations.

May 22, 2012   7 Comments

Post-Tropical Cyclone Alberto – Day 4 & Final

Post-Tropical Cyclone AlbertoPosition: 33.1N 74.0W [10AM CDT 1500 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [050°] near 17 mph [28 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [ 70 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1008 mb ↑.

Currently about 170 miles [270 km] East-Southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

Alberto as transitioned to a non-tropical storm and is expected to dissipate after about 36 hours. This is the final NHC advisory.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

May 22, 2012   Comments Off on Post-Tropical Cyclone Alberto – Day 4 & Final