Video: our pit bull Talulah vs a Yoga ball

Our dog Talulah tried and tried to pick up the yoga ball in her mouth, but it wouldn’t quite fit.


Dad confronts abortion protesters — Aaron Gouveia is my new hero

Awesome has a new name and it’s Aaron Gouveia.

I just watched this video and got choked up.

Gouveia tells some abortion protesters exactly what prochoicers are advocating. And when it comes down to it, people who fucking oppose a woman’s right to choose, need to hang up their hats and do something worth while.

If teabaggers and Christians are so hellbent on advocating freedom, it’s about goddamn time they started heralding it instead of stymying it.

And if you read all of the above in what you imagined was my screaming voice, you’d be correct.

Aaron Gouveia, whose wife was forced to abort after her fetus was diagnosed with a terminal congenital deformity, was harassed and accosted by anti-choice protesters outside a Brookline, MA abortion clinic.

In the spirit of standing up to bullies, Gouveia approached the sloganeers to see if they would be interested in hearing his side of the story.

Please do yourselves a favor and read the link above. It’s excellent. And it shows how the religious in this country push themselves further from reality by not ridding their churches from idiots like abortion protesters.

Via The Daily

Chicago by iPhone – Panorama Style

Here’s a couple shots from Lincoln Square (Western & Lawrence). The area is rich with artsy and eclectic shops and restaurants. If you moved here, that’s one great neighborhood to check out.

It’s where SAW and his wife should have gone when they were here for our wedding. There are a couple German restaurants on that block.

Click to enlarge images.

Nouvelle musique pour vous

Over the weekend, I saw this video at The Daily that I listened to twice. I’m a closet fan of Katy Perry — look at that I just outed myself — and this version of the song matures it and accentuates the coolness a bit.

It’s a band called The Rescues singing “Teenage Dream.”

This morning, The DW posted this song from a kid named Graham Stookey who says, “If Justin Bieber can be famous, why can’t I?” before ripping into this original tune titled “Jonah.” The Stookey is a helluva champ on that guitar.

Both songs are worth a listen:

L’Art du Gastronomie

Oh snap a loo, I haven’t posted photos of food around here in forever. I bet all the fans of this blog who read it for that have sunk into misery and despair. Sorry about that.

Here are a couple shots I’ve taken over the last couple weeks:

This was an amazing Cuban black beans recipe served over rice.
Steamed halibut with boiled veggies topped with buttery wine sauce and chives
Roasted tilapia with 'taters and olives. Mother mouth waterer kalamata
An LCW favorite: pizza topped with spinach, mushrooms, sausage and provolone.


Become a premium subscriber, and learn to love Christ more deeply

I love this video (below). Grandstanding Catholic Michael Voris explains that the world needs a Catholic Monarchy. He also explains why atheists are full of hate and foul hate speech.

I’ve been called names before. Just yesterday, I was reviewing this post and noticed the first commenter called me vile. Ouch.

But a Catholic calling for a Catholic Monarchy and calling it love? The irony is thick, isn’t it?

Voris wants to do away with Islam, Buddhism, every world religion you can think of, including Protestants (yes, you Yeshua Foggers™). Everyone must conform to Catholic orthodoxy (straight thinking), because one way = love.

Can’t we just cuddle, Michael, or must you always prod me with your scepter?

Don’t you LOVE when Voris loves you? Voris doesn’t hate these other ways of thought that he wants to eradicate. Eliminating other perspectives is “love.” Why can’t you see that? He wants to love you into thinking the same thing he does.

I used to say this in early posts on this blog, but I need to start using it again. Although, maybe its succinctness confused people. I used to say, “Unconditional love with a condition, ceases to be unconditional.” Perhaps I need to change that phrasing to be more verbose and hand your hand for a while.

Let’s try:

When the definition of Unconditional Love includes a condition which is hell, Unconditional Love no longer qualifies as unconditional.

What gross amount of suspension of disbelief must you maintain to think telling people they’re hellbound = unconditional love? That’s not freedom, it’s tyranny. Call it what it is and go light a candle.

This is the kind of freedom I bellyache about here at Le Café a lot. Get ready, because you’re going to love this video. Love love love it. Especially the part at the end when it tells you to pay to become a premium subscriber so that you can love Jesus more.

Nice hair, Rod Blagojevich.

Via Pharyngula