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An oldy but a goody...

U.S. election 2016: 6 things to know about the presidential primaries - Politics - CBC News

As the American presidential nomination process gets underway this coming week with the Iowa Caucuses followed a week later with the New Hampshire Primary, here's an article that explains the entire process. It's more complicated that one would think. From proportional allocation to the role of party superdelegates, it's all explained in this one easy article. Just click on the link below to learn how the nation that champions participatory and representative democracy chooses the nominee for each of the two major parties for the 2016 election to replace President Barack Obama. U.S. election 2016: 6 things to know about the presidential primaries - Politics - CBC News

'A Guy Like Me' | The Players' Tribune - The All-Star journey of a journeyman hockey player

If you are even a little bit of a hockey fan, then you should read this article. It will diminish the management of the NHL in your eyes... but it will teach you just how decent the men who play in that league really are. Thank you, John Scott for writing this article. You are indeed a class act. I hope you get voted the MVP of the All-Star game. A Guy Like Me | The Players' Tribune

What with all the snow and everything... this just seemed like a good item to post!

Calgary Catholic Bishop Fred Henry branded 'hateful' by mother of transgendered

Do these accusations levied against the bishop hold water? No. This well-written column by John Carpay, president of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms makes this abundantly clear.  Read the article yourself and make your own decision by clicking on the link below. Calgary Catholic Bishop Fred Henry branded 'hateful' by mother of transgendered

What to do during this Holy Year of Mercy? The traditional options would seem a very good place to start.

This one just seemed to fit today...

Archbishop Richard Smith (Edmonton) writes on the subject of "Creating Learning Environments that Respect Diverse Sexual Orientations, Gender Identities and Gender Expressions"

+Richard Smith, Archbishop of Edmonton office/ABSmithStatementOnBestPracticesGuidelines_Jan16.pdf

6 Jokes We Need to Stop Making

Even though I am not a supporter of the latest craze (transgenderism) because I do not believe it to be legitimate (God does not make mistakes and place people of one 'gender' into the body of the 'other'), I wholeheartedly agree with the general thrust and argument of this article.  Conversation and debate can not be deemed to be off limits - but making fun at another's expense can clearly be seen as out of bounds. I apologize to one and all for the times when I did it myself. It's time to change my ways and strive to do better. How about you? 6 Jokes We Need to Stop Making | Care2 Causes

Sportsmanship at its finest!! Watch and learn what that word actually means in life and sports.

Bishop Robert Barron on preaching

(Quiz) Discover what Saint would like to be your friend!

(Quiz) Discover what Saint would like to be your friend!

Something to consider on the eve of the big Powerball lottery tonight. Good luck one and all!

Sometimes I just shake my head and wonder how some people survive the daily trials of life...

This is an actual review from for a toilet brush. I kid you not. This is an actual picture of the item: Below is the review: 1.0 out of 5 stars   - Ouch By Dottion December 8, 2014 Verified Purchase!! Wow this thing was absolutely painful! I think I'm bleeding. I'll stick to toilet paper. Here's the link to the actual review:…/customer-reviews/B005KDCMBM/ref=cm_… Proof positive that some people are just too silly to be allowed to go without adult supervision!
I will taking this meme to heart as I leave for three days of quiet time on my own today. The seasonal feasts and a spate of funerals have left me in need of a little recharging myself. I'll be back here posting again this weekend, 'Where the Rubber Hits the Road'. See you all then.

As a lover of Italian cuisine I just couldn't resist posting this tasty little humorous tidbit.

Chalking the Door: Blessing Your Home for Epiphany |

Chalking the Door: Blessing Your Home for Epiphany |

My resolution for the New Year - to light a candle rather than cursing the darkness

Keep the Sabbath, for it is holy.... Anyone who desecrates it must die.' (Exodus 31:12-15) You see, even our Bible has texts which when misunderstood, misapplied, or used out of context could be used to justify murder. The problem though is not in the text but in its misuse. So taking a single line of text from the Quran and claiming it justifies killing is just as stupid as Christians going around killing people for working on a Saturday claiming that God told us to do it! It's just NUTS. To put my point a bit more prosaically, instead of cursing the darkness of Muslim extremists misapplying their sacred texts, light a candle and show them the error of their ways. This is what Pope B16 told us to do... and he hardly qualifies as a liberal radical!! So why not join with me and help bring light into these dark corners where hatred and intolerance festers and breeds? I think it's a great way to help everyone see the truth a little bit better and in doing so, we'll ma

All That is Visible and Invisible: "God is invisible, not because he is a fantasy, but precisely because he is the unconditioned reality."

All That is Visible and Invisible |

We end 2015 by sending heaven another funny man. Rest in Peace Wayne Rogers

Wayne Rogers, actor who played Trapper John McIntyre on 'M.A.S.H.,' dead at 82 -  580 CFRA News Talk Radio :: Wayne Rogers, actor who played Trapper John McIntyre on 'M.A.S.H.,' dead at 82 :: News - Entertainment Article