The name of the bar, the menu, and religious pictures are NOT the issue here. Catholics have a sense of humor and I don’t know of anyone that object to any of that. The problem is the use of sacred objects. The monstrance, the chalices, anything that was known to be ACTUALLY USED at any point in time for Mass and contained the body and blood of Christ is a HUGE DEAL. Absolutely beyond words awful. Now if they purchased these objects and they were never used before in that way, and they can be 100% sure, then it would not be a big deal and I’d go there and have a drink myself. If the owners are unsure, I would hope they would find out the history on each of the pieces before they consider using them again. Otherwise, I’d sign the petition and send it to every person I know.
These are actual church items. They were used by churches. Please join our facebook group if you are interested in protesting this outrage.
April 3, 2012 at 4:10pm
March 21, 2012 at 1:33pm
I don’t disagree with any of your comments. Just because it’s “green” doesn’t mean it necessarily makes good business sense, but there are aspects of the organization that are good. If you’re saving money it’s worth it. Only an idiot would purchase something that doesn’t give a reasonable payback period. Do you need the LEED accreditation to know you’re making smart choices? Absolutely not.
March 21, 2012 at 12:15pm
LEED is an established standard that corporations are also trying to adopt to measure their performance on constructing more environmentally friendly buildings. Some of the credits are useless and stupid (bike racks), others are great (low flow devices, natural/efficient heating/cooling methods). You’re not forced to use them…they are more like ideas to consider…a goal to strive toward.
Upfront costs for new construction are very small in comparison to operating costs over the lifetime of the building. If you can plan ahead enough to cut energy and water consumption without giving up quality of life…who wouldn’t?
I highly doubt anyone will stop us from using PVC unless they actually find something better to offer us that can replace it. Then we can worry.
If there was something better to offer us, there would be no need to worry. Consumers should be able to choose if they prefer higher upfront costs with lower maintenance costs or a lower upfront cost with a higher maintenance cost. That decision should not be put into the hands of the federal government or any "non-profit" organization that earns millions of dollars annually due to the forceful hand of the federal government.
Lifetime of the building and lifetime of the product are two different things
For example, my home may last 100-200 years and if the cost of a solar power unit is $30,000 it comes out to $150 a year or less than what it would cost me monthly in electric bills.
However, in my area, it will cost me $20,000 every 15 years to replace the panels which brings the cost per month for the first 15 years ($30,000 inital + $20,000 replacement) to $3,000 a month which would be more than the mortgage. Not an efficient use of money.
I don't disagree with any of your comments. Just because it's "green" doesn't mean it necessarily makes good business sense, but there are aspects of the organization that are good. If you're saving money it's worth it. Only an idiot would purchase something that doesn't give a reasonable payback period. Do you need the LEED accreditation to know you're making smart choices? Absolutely not.
Well...why not? It's only logical.
You can't buy oil based exterior paint or stain anymore so why not let the Gubmint kick it up a notch? The Greenies and Enviro-weenies give the bureaucracy regular oral gratification so...why not?
Naaa....they'll never stop us from using PVC unless we find something that works better.....kinda like they'll never stop us from drilling for oil until we find something better....oh wait the have stopped oil drilling and there is nothing better! You have to remember the complete lack of logic on the left.
lets go back to the old castiron pipe with lead Solder joints
I'm sure no one will force us to stop using incandescent bulbs in favor of less efficient and more environmentally unfriendly bulbs.
I'm sure no one will force automotive companies to meet efficiency standards that are impossible to achieve, AND don't actually impact the environment.
I'm sure no one will create regulations on housing or building based on nonsense environmentalist agendas.
Keep voting for people like Obama. I'm positive you're more comfortable when someone else tells you what to think, do, and feel. Isn't that just safer for everyone?
"I highly doubt anyone will stop us from using PVC unless they actually find something better to offer us that can replace it." We can start with the significant drop in energy permitting... we don't have a viable replacement - solar and wind won't replace the GWatts lost of coal powered generation and bio-fuels won't replace the oil. Light bulbs... what a great idea! Replace my $1 incandescent with a $50 LED monstrosity.
Our government has proven time and time again, both Congress and the bureaucrats, that arbitrary edicts are common and just because there is no replacement on the horizon doesn't prevent them from creating bad policies and laws destructive to citizens' lives and fortunes.
I gladly embrace a list of suggestions - new technologies and designs that save me in utilities and energy. Let ME do the cost-benefit analysis and I'm decide how to best use my limited (financial) resources. Too often, some elite mandates these things because he believes this "country boy" in fly-over country is too dumb to pull up his pants. HE went to Haaavud, after all. I'm supposed to use a florescent porch light when the temp falls to -25F or be limited to a white roof or a low clearance BATTERY powered vehicle in this climate? After 20" of slow, I NEED 4WD and its power to plow it. One size DOES NOT fit all, but in the mythical realm of the bureaucrat it does.
If you were to build a new office building right now and replace all of the pvc piping with copper and cast iron piping, the costs would skyrocket beyond belief. The cost of copper pipe alone would make it very cost prohibitive to build. The repair costs down the road would also skyrocket due to corrosion and wear etc., the modern plastic pipe has a much longer life than any copper pipe. In new construction there is literally miles of pipe that is enclosed in walls, floors, etc. that would need to be reopened at some point to repair adding significant costs to repairs.Having worked with plumbing pipes of all materials foe over twentry years, I find your comments to come from a very uninformed person. they need to get out of this crap and let the industry and market determine what's the best and most cost effective material to use in a given installation.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA! You keep hold of low flow toilet idea, that no one is forced to use, except you can no longer buy a standard toilet anymore in many areas, and my husband will continue to make $$$ hand over fist from idiots like yourself who won't give them up. Oh yeah, my husband is a plumber and has been forward thinking enough to keep all of the standard toilets his customers replace and don't want anymore. They are worth much more these days and the price just keeps going up.
@4XEverything - Can you tell me how to get one of those old flow toilets?
That is ABS pipe not PVC. Get it right.
My best advice would be to ask your plumber/contractor to hold on to one for you from another job. I don't know Virginia's plumbing code, but here it is OK to replace them in homes just not in businesses or newly built structures. All thanks to this type of bureaucracy of course.
March 16, 2012 at 5:33pm
I wonder if there’s a list out there rating the most conservative schools that offer something more than just a liberal arts education. Not everyone wants a political science, literature, law, teaching, or theology degree. Engineering, math, and sciences… It must be harder to hold to your principles as you grow to a school that offers more degrees…
I'll bet some of those schools offer degrees in engineering, math, and sciences.
check out harding.
March 15, 2012 at 1:44pm
If they dislike Christian holidays so much why don’t they just ignore Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day instead of confusing kids? Might as well remove them all from school discussions. Christmas, Easter, Halloween…leave it at home. All kids do is goof off, eat cupcakes and watch mind-numbing movies instead of getting an education those days anyway.
March 14, 2012 at 7:02pm
I’m with ya. Makes zero sense. Why on earth would you disarm those folks? Makes the situation more dangerous, not less.
I’ve been there, on the ground, and fact is men do naturally go out of their way to make sure you’re safe when things are hairy. It might be possible they could get past that instinct… I’m in shape and can pull my own weight. Regardless of sex, dragging a 200lb guy with 50lbs of gear is a lot even for men. The physical standard would need to be the same. Sorry, Ma’am, but an air-conditioned cockpit is a little different. Give Rick a break…he’s not being sexist.
Amen and you stated something I wasn't so brief about :) It's hard for all....
February 17, 2012 at 9:56am
Joy, why don’t you go visit Afghanistan before you start pontificating about oppression. Not that I know, but isn’t an abortion pretty invasive?? I’m disgusted. Especially since even they called the unborn child, “the child, the infant…” That means you know/believe it’s a life there. I want to throw up.
February 17, 2012 at 9:47am
Watch for it….new law…texting while walking is outlawed! For public safety of course. Ha ha!
February 15, 2012 at 5:39pm
For a usually ridiculous comedy routine he was surprisingly pretty accurate on the Humane Vitae part and why the church says no to contraceptives. I was kinda impressed!
February 10, 2012 at 1:11pm
This was no accommodation at all. It’s actually much worse. Forcing insurance companies to provide this coverage takes away the everyone’s rights to religious practice/conscience. He just openly insulted people of faith and tried to push them out of the picture. We’re not that dense…what planet is this guy from?
February 9, 2012 at 12:57pm
When a Catholic goes into the confessional, Christ IS the one who really and truly forgives the sins there…once for all right…the priest acts as a sort of physical stand-in (for lack of a better word) that Christ chose to use to administer forgiveness and grace. In so doing we know in a very real way we were receiving forgiveness and grace from Christ as described/supported by scriptural references from SNOOOP1E. We get the very real benefit of examining our conscience to prepare, to verbally acknowledge our failings and reaffirm our need for Christ, and finally we get to hear the words of Christ’s forgiveness audibly. There is real genius in this Christ instituted sacrament. It has evolved a little with time, in front of the congregation or not for example, but the basic framework has not. It involves admittance and heartfelt sorrow for the sins committed, and a firm resolve to sin no more and to avoid future temptations to sin….Christ perfects that action in sacrament in a way that is uniquely grace filled. We are absolutely forgiven in the eyes of God, but the effect of the sin still remains for sure…the whole body impacted by one persons sin…we should have a strong desire to attempt to right the wrong.
This is an imperfect explanation, but I hope those that are non-catholic may come to understand the sacrament a little better and see that maybe it’s not such a strange or bad thing.
January 9, 2012 at 12:27pm
Good point. I like theblaze, but the substance is lacking at times. However, check out drudge today and you’ll see about 4 articles on the alice in wonderland tea party…slow news day???
January 6, 2012 at 6:02pm
John Paul II has some amazingly excellent philosophy on love and marriage. Love and Responsibility is a must read for anyone wanting to be a better friend or spouse. Theology of the Body is a heavy read, but discusses some amazing truths from scripture about how God originally intended things to be between man and woman. Truly edifying…life changing.
November 14, 2011 at 7:25am
I think the point we should all take away from the article is this: people of faith are being attacked and are waking up…we ALL need to stand together on this stuff.
Exactly - it is not just Catholics under attack. I watched a program Thursday (World Over on EWTN) where there was an interview with someone (I wish I could remember his name and title0 who gave a laundry list in which all Christians are being attacked and marginalized by this administration, and gave examples of how it will continue to do so. It was quite an eye opener.
You hit the nail on the heard. If they can attack the rights of the catholic church. They can attack the all churches.
You are correct. While many believe my faith is not Christian, keep in mind that all Christian faiths are under attack by the left. Maybe if we just respected each other we can defeat the anti-Christian movement before it is too late.
November 4, 2011 at 1:50pm
The Mikey guy attacks the Air Force Academy for a living. Literally. I wish folks would have some guts at the Academy to just ignore him. He generates problems that don’t exist and shuts down the free exercise of religion for the cadets. It’s a bad situation.
July 13, 2011 at 9:43am
The video is a little odd and whiney, but the basic premise stands. As supervisor, I’ve seen the effects of deployment on military families, especially young children. A few have reacted very poorly to their dad’s absence. Ex: A 1.5 yr old that was normal and happy suddenly stopped talking and became very shy/depressed when dad left and it took a year after he came back to start talking again. They were good parents. Sure it can happen anywhere, but I wouldn’t totally dismiss the idea because of the source.