The Democratic Party now stands against what Catholics should believe.

Let’s make a list: abortion on demand, the contraceptive mandate, continued urban segregation, same-sex marriage, and unending illegal immigration. The list goes on.

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Senator Joe McCarthy was hated for what he got right … not what he got wrong

by Pat Buchanan

… The Christian Science Monitor cites one professor Phillip VanFossen as appalled the new history texts will put a “more positive spin on Sen. Joe McCarthy’s communist witch hunt.”

Witch hunt?

The FDR and Truman administrations were shot through with treason. Alger Hiss, who was with FDR at Yalta and Truman in San Francisco when the U.N. was founded, was a Stalinist spy, exposed by Whittaker Chambers and Rep. Richard Nixon.

Harry Dexter White, Treasury’s No. 2, who pushed the infamous Morgenthau Plan to turn Germany into a pastureland, was a Soviet agent, as was White House aide Laughlin Currie and State’s Laurence Duggan, whose treason was confirmed by the VENONA decrypts of Soviet cables in 1995.

William Remington at Commerce was convicted of perjury for denying his ties to a spy ring. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed for their role in betraying the secrets of the atom bomb.

The VENONA transcripts contained the names of scores of U.S. citizens assisting known Soviet agents during and after World War II.

By 1952, Truman, having been repudiated by his own party in New Hampshire, was down to 23 percent, and was the most unpopular president ever to leave office.

But Joe McCarthy’s approval, four years into this crusade in January 1954, stood at 50 percent, with only 29 percent disapproving.

And was that really a time of anti-communist hysteria?

Why, then, does not a single Gallup poll from 1950 to 1954 show even 1 percent of Americans giving anti-communist extremism or witch hunts or Joe McCarthy as an issue of concern?

Not only did Joe Kennedy Sr. admire and support Joe McCarthy, Jack Kennedy befriended him, Bobby worked for him, Teddy played touch football with him at Hyannis Port and the Kennedy girls dated him.

When, at a Harvard reunion, Jack heard a speaker say he was proud the college never produced an Alger Hiss or Joe McCarthy, JFK roared, “How dare you couple the name of a great patriot with that of a traitor?” and stormed out.

That 1954 was a year of disaster for Joe, with the Army-McCarthy hearings and censure by the Senate, is undeniable. But Joe is hated today not for what he got wrong, but for what he got right.

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How McDonald’s Made Me Lose My Appetite

How McDonald’s Made Me Lose My Appetite

by Doug Lawrence

Ronald McDonald and I go way, way back.

The first Ronald McDonald operated out of Chicago, back in the late 60’s and early 70’s. He had a young son who was interested in SCUBA diving, and I happened to be one of the few certified SCUBA instructors who could accomodate his unusual work schedule.

Not only did I train Ronald McDonald’s son, but I operated the only dive store where Ronald made regular appearances in full makeup and costume. Nobody thought much of it at the time, either.

Now, some 40 years later, Ronald has “turned” on me. He’s gone gay. He has become an advocate for gay rights and gay marriage, and he claims that anyone who doesn’t agree with him is a “hater”. McDonald’s corporate agrees … even to the point of writing big checks to pro-gay organizations.

How goofy is that?

I feel like Ronald has violated my trust, that of my family and friends, and the trust of all those who believed that McDonald’s actually stood for something wholesome.

I can’t help wondering if Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald’s, was always secretly gay, too.

The bottom line is this: I used to eat at McDonald’s at least four or five times per week … often more. But now, every time I see those golden arches, I just want to puke. A lot of my friends feel the same way.

That’s not a good thing for a fast food outlet!

So, it’s bye-bye, Ronald. The food wasn’t all that great anyway, I don’t make a habit of dining with liars, traitors, or fools, and there’s plenty of other places to grab a burger.

Ronald, I’m sure all those big, gay families will make up for the lost business … so you needn’t worry … but you might want to begin looking for a new line of work … just in case.

And wipe that silly grin off your face!