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I've been a female working a "man's job" (mechanical engineer), stay at home Mom (6 kids), working Mom (6 kids to put through college), unemployed, underemployed, temporarily employed and now working from home! We live on an old, small farm with 2 dogs and 2 cats in the house, variable number of chickens out in the yard.

Journal Archives

Anyone know if this cartoon about jeb bush is accurate?

http://www.gocomics.com/lacucaracha (March 23)

While some DUer's are busy charging Catholics here with every crime

past and present ever associated with the Catholic Church in any way, Right Wing blogs are calling for Nancy Pelosi to be excommunicated:


I have a couple news feeds on my opening page -

NPR, NBC, CNN, BBC, RTE and just to see what the other side is seeing, FOX.

i just noticed that FOX is the only one to plug its stories in SCREAMING ALL CAPITALS!

Have you instructed your kids how to behave during a traffic stop?

I tell my kids - hands on the wheel, don't go reaching into the glove box for the registration until requested by the officer.

Answer questions briefly and to the point.

Francis, the Jesuits and the Dirty War

Rumors and questions are circulating about Pope Francis and the time when he was the Jesuit provincial of Argentina and his relationship to two imprisoned Jesuits and the Argentine military dictatorship.
It is also said that there is written evidence in the Argentine foreign ministry files that Bergoglio gave information on the Jesuits to the military. The alleged conversation took place when Bergoglio was trying to get the passport of one of the Jesuits extended. Not only did this take place after they were arrested and after they were released, it was after they were safely out of the country. Nothing he could say would endanger them, nor was he telling the government anything it did not already know. He was simply trying to convince a bureaucrat that it was a good idea to extend the passport of this man so he could stay in Germany and not have to return to Argentina.

More recently, Cardinal Bergoglio was involved in getting the Argentine bishops to ask forgiveness for not having done enough during the dirty war, as it was called in Argentina.

In the face of tyranny, there are those who take a prophetic stance and die martyrs. There are those who collaborate with the regime. And there are others who do what they can while keeping their heads low. When admirers tried to claim that John Paul worked in the underground against Nazism, he set them straight and said he was no hero.


The article was written by Thomas Reese, SJ, who had been editor of the Jesuit publication "America" until forced out by Vatican conservatives.

Who selected the speakers at CPAC? There's been a lot of talk

about Palin and Trump being invited and Christie being ignored. Whoever invited the speakers has a clear agenda for the Republican Party, but who are the people behind the curtain?

1 point for the new guy:


Regarding posting photos of the dead from Sandy Hook:

Instead of showing autopsy photos, what about publishing the autopsy descriptions? I think photos lose their ability to shock and horrify, and to some extent desensitize us, but a verbal description sears the heart.

The Church and the military -

one covered up the rape of children by adults ( and may still be doing so) and the other covered up the rape of adults by adults ( and hasn't shown evidence that's changed). The problem in the Church was never about celibacy, but about unchecked power. The same applies to the military. Being brainwashed to obey authority and to protect the institution is what sets the stage for abusers to run free.

Worse job for a newscaster:

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