Oh Those Clever Catholics

September 7, 2007

  the San Diego archdiocese settled a lawsuit concerning abuse claims for $198.1  yes, thats almost 200 million.  It brings to $2.3 billion (that’s not a typo, that’s billion with a “b”) the total payouts from the catholic church since 1950 to cover abuse cases.  Just in the U.S.

   this raises lots of questions for me.  Why haven’t more of them gone to jail?  they are pedophiles, and it’s not exactly a rare occurrence.

    Believing in god is one thing, but giving your money to an organization so tainted by pedophiles seems sinful.

How does one square a pedophile registry, and support of the Catholic church?

Are  catholics so bereft of decency that it really doesn’t matter to them?

Do Catholics understand that their donations to the church are going to pay for the coverup of crimes committed by these sexual parasites?

How does one tell their child that they have to be an altar boy? 

How does a parent answer the question “but what if father Mike makes me put his peepee in my mouth?”

How often does a parent answer the question “but what if father mike makes me put his peepee in my mouth AGAIN?”

It’s really hard not to be disgusted by parents that would raise their children in this environment. 

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Osama Bin Laden video appears recent

September 7, 2007

  Well apparently I was wrong.  This goat humper isn’t dead after all.  He don’t look so good though.  

   His requirements for ending the war in Iraq seem entirely reasonable.  I’m thinking he has been talking to Ron Paul, and decided the guy needed a little Mohammed in his diet.  This lends the lie to Al Qaeda only fighting us because we are there,

There are two solutions to stopping it. One is from our side, and it is to escalate the fighting and killing against you. This is our duty, and our brothers are carrying it out,” bin Laden said.

“The second solution is from your side. I invite you to embrace Islam,” he said.

   Appparently Dr. Paul leaving won’t fix this.  Apparently we all have to convert to Islam Mr. Paul.  So, you first.  Embrace Islam big fella, because it’s the only way this war ends.


Ron Paul vs. Mike Huckabee…you make the call

September 7, 2007

 and when you're done watching this explain to me when Ron Paul of Dr. No fame became the champion of the Republican party?  He has used the party to get elected, he has voted against them, and though he is certainly a conservative he has attacked the party repeatedly.  Now sudden;y he is worried about how the party will do in the elections.  Is this an example of Ron Paul pandering to the base?  Or just more of his messianic ego run amok?  This has to be the most hypocritical moment of the entire debate.  Ron Paul, defender of the party.

  


the book report

September 7, 2007

The assignment:  Give a two minute presentation on The Giver by Louis Lowry.

The instructions:  Explain why you liked the book, and reasons others your age would like the book.

The questions my daughter asked:  What if I didn’t like the book?  What if the book has no redeeming social value?

The directive:  Well then just make something up.   (Allegedly with a threatening tone).

The decision (as it was put to me):   I’m going to say what I really thought of the book.

My response:   Take something good to read in in school suspension. (smiling, and with just a hint of defeatism).

the book report:  a scathing 2:00 rebuke of a book that ended “but others might like it.”

The question:  Was there anything about the book that you liked?  (Allegedly with a hint of malice.)

The response:  It was short.

   good kid

author’s note:  all errors in this communication related to punctuation, grammar and sentence structure are mine.  The content is as close to exact as I can make it, having had the story related to me by my daughter.