Just a list of things I noticed that struck me as those sorts of moments when you realize that everything isn't quite right with a lot of people!
OMG--We lost 60% of all plant species in 2010!: No, not a mass extinction. The Plant List, The authoritative list of all plant species has been revised according to modern Cladistics. It seems that of all known plant species, 480,000 were simply species that had been identified and classified twice--leading to duplication. There just aren't as many separate species as we thought. Oops.
So Much for PETA Spokespersons: Dominique Swain managed to justify her penchant for exhibitionism by stripping down for PETA. So in her concern for animal welfare she didn't have her dog spayed, and in her great and sensitive maturity in these matters, she couldn't cope with a litter of puppies. Which she dumped at a Malibu animal shelter, un-vaccinated and never seen by a vet. She also declined to make a donation to the shelter to pay for the puppies vaccinations. So much for the concern and responsibility PETA Spokes Persons.
A Priest is Suing Mt. Angel Abbey: For alleged abuse in the 1970s. among the damages and suffering he is saying he needs compensated for is the loss of his faith. His attorney describes him as a man of "great integrity". Hmmmm-if he has lost his faith, and is still a priest, where's the integrity?
Cardinal O'Malley Apologized: The Cardinal Archbishop of Boston apologized for remarks made by a priest from the pulpit accusing men who have complained of sexual abuse by the former pastor of the Church he served in cowards. Way to prove to the faithful that there is no old boy network that enabled clerical abuse in the epicenter of the Sexual Abuse Scandal in the US. Supposedly Mons. Kempa has taken responsibility for his remarks. I'd rather he be removed from his pastorate and given a job pursuing the cause of medieval saints from the Boston Area.
Europe Once Again Proves It's Contempt: 79 Countries from the African. Caribbean and Pacific Group of states have sent a letter to the EU protesting it's attempt to force it's agenda of accepting homosexuality on them by means of inserting language into the treaty governing an economic development pact between the ACP and the EU. The EU tried to insert language to this end into the existing treaty, once again demonstrating that for all it's multicultural rhetoric it has no respect for the sensibilities and cultural values of developing nations. The mask slipped in front of nations that have good reason to despise European Cultural imperialism as it is. Nice way to waist your moral influence.
He Regrets That He Got Caught: Rep Earl Blumenauer is regretting the 'language' in a memo urgeing regulators not to publicize the new regulations concerning 'end of life care counseling'. What he regrets is getting caught supporting an attempt to circumvent congress and the will of the people on this issue. After all, he is from Oregon, a very death positive--as in Euthanasia--state. He regrets the Language. Notice, he doesn't regret the act, and thinks saying he regrets the language will make us think it's all OK. We're not as stupid as you think, Rep. Blumenauer, or as you apparently are.