Friday, August 6, 2010

A Quote for Posterity

One of my roommates during jump school at Fort Benning, summer of 1987, was a helicopter mechanic from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), also known as the Night Stalkers.

In reply to the old canard, "Why would anybody want to jump out of a perfectly good aircraft?" he would shoot back,

"Listen, I'm an aviation mechanic and I'm here to tell you that there isn't any such thing as a perfectly good aircraft!"

Airborne, all the way!

1 comment:

thetimman said...

David, sorry for the off-point comment but I wanted to thank you for sticking up for the veiling piece I posted on my site in your posts at the Catholic Answers forum. As you know, I cannot name the canon lawyer, but believe when I tell you he knows his stuff. The argument is the thing, but most people really aren't into argument for the ascertainment of truth. Mostly, they point to someone they agree with and resort to "my dad can beat up your dad". For that reason only I really wish I could reveal the source.

There is no doubt in my mind that head coverings are still required with the force of law. And that few people who fail to wear them are culpable, due to the absolute lack of enforcement and catechesis.

As for the guy who said the Church requires it though it says it doesn't, wasn't the possibility of such a reality proven by Summorum Pontificum? How many years did people say the TLM was abrogated?

Final aside, what excuse did women have for ditching the veil between 1965 and 1983, the year the new code came out?