The Ed Morrissey Show: Phelim McAleer

posted at 2:51 pm on August 19, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Today, on the Ed Morrissey Show (4 pm ET), Phelim McAleer joins us to talk about We’re the Millers, which Phelim calls the most conservative and funniest comedy this summer at the cinema. We’ll also get back up to speed on Gasland 2, and talk about the political vice in which Democrats find themselves over fracking. Don’t miss it!

The Ed Morrissey Show and its dynamic chatroom can be seen on the permanent TEMS page. Be sure to join us, and don’t forget to keep up with the debate on my Facebook page, too!

Meanwhile, let’s see what we can do for TEMS veteran Caleb Howe, who has become seriously ill with liver disease. His best friend and debate partner Tommy Christopher says his family needs serious help with the bills:

If our modern times are testing your already-waning faith in humanity, then this small victory might make you feel a little bit better. Former Redstate.com editor Caleb Howe, also a one-time Mediaite guest columnist, is currently hospitalized with what Redstate describes as a “failing liver,” and no health insurance. A fund was established to help Caleb’s family on the website GoFundMe, and has raised $25,000 in two days, partially due to an assist by liberal blog DailyKos. What makes this story great is just how human it has been, and not completely in a good way. From GoFundMe:

This fund is dedicated to helping the family of Caleb Howe. As he lays in the hospital with a failing liver, his children, ages 11 and 14, are heading back to school in a few weeks. It would lift an incredible burden for Caleb & Donna if they could get even the smallest amount of help with these upcoming expenses and with anything extra that comes in, we will help Caleb & Donna with their medical bills as Caleb is uninsured. If you’re not in a position to give, your prayers are always welcome in lieu of a donation. Thank you for your compassion and help.

Full disclosure: Caleb is my best friend in the whole world, which I hope no one holds against him. We first met when both of us were sent to Denver to cover the 2008 Democratic National Convention, and despite having developed a deep hatred of him through his writing, we became instant lifelong friends. He is as talented at making political opponents hate him as I am, if not more so, but is also one of the finest people I’ve ever known, and a witty, intelligent writer, to boot.



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Good Afternoon Ed.

Bmore on August 19, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Great, Ed. Double down on the nonsense that this piece of Hollywood dreck is in any way conservative or promoting conservative values.

Amazing…

Shump on August 19, 2013 at 3:13 PM

BTW, Ed, I know you’re a Catholic, so I thought you might be interested in this. The Catholic News Service, which provides the movie reviews for the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ web site, has rated We’re the Millers as “morally offensive,” their strongest category which indicates that Catholic audiences, even adult ones, should not view the film.

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/movies/13mv084.htm

Shump on August 19, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Sow?

Bmore on August 19, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Shump on August 19, 2013 at 3:19 PM

‘Cause all Catholics march in lockstep – or shoulf, if they want to avoid hellfire, damnation and sneers from their moral betters.

Solaratov on August 19, 2013 at 3:45 PM

shoulf = should…

yada, yada, blah-blah.

Solaratov on August 19, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Perhaps another time Sow.

Bmore on August 19, 2013 at 4:01 PM

The movies? Seriously you expect me to spend money at the movies? Sorry, been burned too many times before.

Galtian on August 19, 2013 at 4:12 PM

‘Cause all Catholics march in lockstep – or shoulf, if they want to avoid hellfire, damnation and sneers from their moral betters.

Solaratov on August 19, 2013 at 3:45 PM

Pretty much, yes.

All Catholics should definitely “march in lockstep” when it comes to what is and is not moral, because that’s sort of the whole point of being a member of the religion. If you disagree, fine, but why be a Catholic if you don’t agree with the Church’s beliefs? In fact, it’s one of the most fundamental tenants of the Catholic Church that you cannot be a Catholic if you reject any teaching of the Church concerning faith or morals.

Morality is not a matter of individual choice, nor is it full of “shades of gray” as our modern culture would lead us to believe. It is a pretty black-and-white proposition. If you are a Catholic, you follow Catholic teaching on morals. It’s really no more complicated than that.

Shump on August 19, 2013 at 4:30 PM

If you are a Catholic, you follow Catholic teaching on morals. It’s really no more complicated than that.

Shump on August 19, 2013 at 4:30 PM

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Unless of course you are a self-described Catholic and have granted yourself immunity to choose which Catholic Liturgy you will and won’t follow.
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And in the case of, say the Pro-Abortion Catholic, that person is really probably more aligned with the ……..Presbyterians anyway, a sort of Catholic-Lite, if you will.

FlaMurph on August 19, 2013 at 4:49 PM