Saturday, February 28, 2009

Dorothy Day - "Don't call me a saint, I don't want to be dismissed that easily."

"Dorothy Day: Don't Call Me a Saint" is the first full length documentary on Dorothy Day. See for more information.

Thought crime at CCSU

Professor Called Police After Student Presentation

For student John Wahlberg, a class presentation on campus violence turned into a confrontation with the campus police due to a complaint by the professor.

On October 3, 2008, Wahlberg and two other classmates prepared to give an oral presentation for a Communication 140 class that was required to discuss a “relevant issue in the media”. Wahlberg and his group chose to discuss school violence due to recent events such as the Virginia Tech shootings that occurred in 2007.

Shortly after his professor, Paula Anderson, filed a complaint with the CCSU Police against her student. During the presentation Wahlberg made the point that if students were permitted to conceal carry guns on campus, the violence could have been stopped earlier in many of these cases. He also touched on the controversial idea of free gun zones on college campuses.

That night at work, Wahlberg received a message stating that the campus police “requested his presence”. Upon entering the police station, the officers began to list off firearms that were registered under his name, and questioned him about where he kept them.

They told Wahlberg that they had received a complaint from his professor that his presentation was making students feel “scared and uncomfortable”. ...

CCSU Recorder

Saturday, February 21, 2009

A response to Eric Holder

The first black AG appointed by the first black president has suggested that we are a nation of cowards when it comes to discussing matters of race. Herewith my contribution to raising racial consciousness.

Chi il bel sogno di Doretta

Wow, the intertoobs sure has some great clips.

Ainoa Arteta sings Chi il bel sogno di Doretta from Act One of Puccini's La Rondine with the Washington Opera.

Sarah Callinan as Despina

Another lamentable thing about the demise of Connecticut Opera is budding artists have one less place to display their art and hone their skills. Sarah was a resident artist at Connecticut Opera for awhile. In her role as Despina in Cosi Fan Tutti she received the biggest ovations, even though the other principal singers were well known stars in the opera world. The role of Despina may lend itself to that, it requires a flair for comedy, which Sarah has an abundance of in addition to her wonderful voice. This is from the orchestra dress rehearsal. Of course, she is holding back a little, to save her voice for the Opening Performance.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Ahn Trio

The revolution will not be pasteurized!

This Ursuline nun informed the chair of the Environment Committee yesterday that if they restrict sales of raw milk and cheese made from raw milk that they will go underground. Behind her stands one of my favorite legislators, Diana Urban.

"An unjust law is no law at all."
--St. Augustine

Monday, February 9, 2009

Sunday, February 8, 2009

A live baby was delivered, but ended up dead in a cardboard box

They revoked the abortionist's license to practice, but it begs the question - why wasn't he charged with murder?
Fla. doctor loses license after botched abortion

Next question: How can the mother who sought the death of her unborn child recover damages for seeing the death acted out in front of her?

"The baby writhed and gasped for air, still connected to [Sycloria] Williams by the umbilical cord. Immobilized by shock, Williams watched [abortion clinic owner Belkis] Gonzalez run into the room, cut the umbilical cord with a pair of orange-handled shears, stuff the baby and afterbirth into a red biohazard bag and throw the bag into a garbage can," the lawsuit explains.