Sunday, October 03, 2010

Commercials for State Rep on TV?

Elizabeth has a new video posted on YouTube. I don't have TV though. Anyone happen to know if she's running this on local access? I think Cox sells 30 second ads in the $5 to $15 range. So it'd be entirely possible to run 1,000 short commercials with a $30,000 budget.

Tim White


Anonymous said...

She'll evade the limit by having the unions do stuff for her

NotImpressed said...
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Anonymous said...

None of her Catholic constituents favor the death penalty.

Anonymous said...

RE: "None of her Catholic constituents favor the death penalty."

Not true! In fact, most Catholics (61%) support the DP while only 40% of Catholics see abortion as morally acceptable (Gallup: 2009).

Esty is wrong on both issues. Only the most twisted rationalization can say its OK to slice up an innocent baby but its not OK to serve justise on the likes of Hayes and Kamisarjevsky.

Anonymous said...

It's just as much of a rationalization to call yourself a Catholic and support either the death penalty or abortion. I'm not sure what's unclear about the Catholic Church's teachings on these issues.

St. Augustine said...

Anon 1133:
Who appointed you Inquisitor?

None of these issues are considered "infallible" church teachings (though the teaching against abortion stands in itself on compelling moral and logical grounds).

The freedom and duty to follow one's conscience was affirmed by Vatican II, though it goes back to the early church. "Better to be excommunicated than to violate your conscience" (St. Augustine)

Anonymous said...

St. Augustine,

I agree. Adinolfi ought to be excommunicated because of his support of the death penalty.

Anonymous said...

1:15, yes, excommunicate Adinolfi and elect the abortionist shill Esty. Makes perfect sense.

Anonymous said...


Electing someone to public office has nothing to do with their lack of fitness for inclusion in the Catholic Church based on their refusal to follow church doctrine. If you can't understand the difference, go find a sixth grader and have them explain the separation of church and state.

Anonymous said...

U.S. Bishops' statement favoring the abolishment of the death penalty:

First, "abolition sends a message that we can break the cycle of violence, that we need not take life for life, that we can envisage more humane and more hopeful and effective responses to the growth of violent crime." The bishops recognize that crime is rooted in the complex reality of contemporary society, including those "social conditions of poverty and injustice which often provide the breeding grounds for serious crime." More attention should go to correcting the root causes of crime than to enlarging death row.

Second, "abolition of capital punishment is also a manifestation of our belief in the unique worth and dignity of each person from the moment of conception, a creature made in the image and likeness of God." This belief, rooted in Scripture and consistently expressed in the social teach- ings of the Church, applies to all people, including those who have taken life.

Third, "abolition of the death penalty is further testimony to our conviction, a conviction which we share with the Judaic and Islamic traditions, that God is indeed the Lord of life." And so human life in all its stages is sacred, and human beings are called to care for life, that is, to exercise good stewardship and not absolute control. The bishops recognize that abortion, euthanasia and the death penalty are not the same issue, but they each point to the same fundamental value: safeguarding the sanctity of life.

Fourth, "we believe that abolition of the death penalty is most consonant with the example of Jesus." In many ways this final point summarizes the other three: the God revealed in the life of Jesus is a God of forgiveness and redemption, of love and compassion—in a word, a God of life. The heart of the bishops' position on the death penalty, then, is found in the gospel.

Anonymous said...

do fetuses need our forgiveness?

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous 11:53, 1:15 et al:

Well I’m a happily practicing Catholic, and I don’t know any other Catholics or priests like you.

You sound like one of those bizarre ultra-Romanist cults, Opus Dei or Pius X society, who preach a Taliban-type theocratic church and state.

In your world of heresy, mortal sin, and eternal hell, only Rome and YOU know The Absolute Truth about every aspect of life -- from illegal aliens to impure thoughts, from the death penalty to contraception.

Then you demand a slavish “Stalinist” obedience to bishops in all things. Even Al Adinolfi should be “excommunicated”, and all protestants are heretics.

What an embarrassment to regular Catholics. I think you should examine psychological issues. Nothing you say has anything to do with Jesus, God, or Love.

Anonymous said...

"Wherefore if forgers of money and other evil-doers are forthwith condemned to death by the secular authority, much more reason is there for heretics, as soon as they are convicted of heresy, to be not only excommunicated but even put to death."
St. Thomas Aquinas

Vatican City had the death penaly in their lawbooks until it was abolished in 1969 by Pope Paul VI,

"If anyone sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; For in the image of God has man been made." Genesis 9:6.

"If I have committed a crime or done anything deserving death, I do not seek to escape the death penalty" St. Paul


Anonymous said...

Anon. 1:51 PM: Regarding the US Catholic bishops' opposition to the death penalty: This is their opinion, this is NOT a binding dogma of faith or morals.

Anonymous said...

As a pro-choice Catholic, I couldn't agree more with many of the posters about the bishops' view on these issues as nothing more than their opinions - and that we are free to think for ourselves. Amen.