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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Not News….Proof

July 26, 2007

  This one proves that the FBI is not on a witch hunt for terrorists.  Anyone will do.  It doesn’t seem to matter when in history, the FBI has proven to be as unscrupulous as any federal agency ever.

this one proves that no good deed goes unpunished.  The president who helped pull south africa out of apartheid is now being victimized by rumor mongers and former apartheid officials trying to keep the noose from around their own neck.  Apparently a nobel peace prize isn’t worth much anymore.

 Remember the movie where if you watch it the phone rings and you then die within 7 days?  Well, this cat gives you roughly 4 hours.  I don’t know about you, but I’ve always thought cats were satans minions, except max, of course, and this fat little furbearing feline proves it.  I want his feet tested.  Maybe he isn’t prescient…maybe he has poison paws.

This proves that science fictions and comic books are no longer the private domain of the geeky and nerdified.  heh…sure it does.

this proves that sex, funny, and liberal are popular in the blog bowl.  (like toilet bowl….beats blogosphere wouldn’t you say?)  It also proves that If Rosie O’donnell’s haiku’s get an A rating the rest of you haiku clowns should maybe throw in the towel.  It lists a bunch of celebs and what their blogs are about, and then grades them.

this proves that diet and companionship are more relevant to longevity than stress.

   This one proves that not raising taxes and having a universal health care package are the centerpiece of the liberal candidates agenda.  Pay particular attention to how detailed Chris Dodd is in his explanation about how it will be paid for.

this proves that politicians are dumb…they worry about this, when we have problems right now need fixing

this one proves that not only do governments waste oodles of dollars, idiots that write don’t always get their facts straight.  William Proxmire was a senator from Wisconsin, dummy.

While I certainly don’t get it, this proves that holy week is more important than drinking green beer.  Catholics make no sense at all.


It’s not the system…it’s the electorate

July 13, 2007

I know, but if people could only blog about what they really think, most blogs would have only 3 or 4 words, and a lot of toenail picking going on.  I give a lot of the politicians crap.  I decry the value of the pundit as leadership icon, and the talking heads I chastise as vociferously as possible as the despoilers of our society.  Unfortunately, the voters are the reason this country is so incredibly jacked up.

Let’s start with my favorites, the pauliacs.  They actually represent a lot larger segment of society than their incredibly inflated blog numbers would suggest.  They are partly aware of whats going on in the world around them.  Not a bad thing.   A few of them are open to honest discourse, and in fact I’ve had at least three say that Ron’s behaviour on a certain issue I’ve posted was “troubling.”  I get a lot of Ron Paul hits.  3.  3. 3. Willing to think they’re guy might have behaved inproperly. 

   Being close minded is not a new thing, nor is it a rare thing.  It’s what politicians crave.  slavish devotion to hyperbolic rhetoric is a must if you want a stable base.  What intrigues me about the Pauliacs, is the rhetoric is self generating.  Ron is a little on the modest side, and is not prone to pitching his resume around.  He has been vocal about his non-interventionist beliefs, but other than that he’s been a fairly quiet guy.  Not his followers.  They don’t care what he does he is right, and they are more than happy to let you know it.

   They aren’t the worst to me.  Nor are the apathetic masses that consistently decide not to vote.  Or, maybe, never even give it a thought.  Too busy, to bored, to lazy, or to disinterested to be bothered with electing one more person that will disappoint them on a daily basis for at least the next 4 years.  I can not begin to count the number of times I have heard “damn elections…i can’t buy beer until 6 o’clock.”

The ones that really flat out make me dysfunctional are the ones that vote and have no idea what they are voting for.  They see someone that looks presidential, or some highly polished sphincter muscle tells them on the news who to vote for, or they accept as a given that if the person is a member of their party he fits their beliefs.  These are the ones that are destroying society.  They think for whatever reason that Ann Coulter’s picture would look nice on the gunrack so they take the advice of this entertainer, or they think al franken is a hoot (that should be a hanging offense in itself) so they vote for his guy. Congresswoman Julia Carson IN has been elected several times , quite simply because she is black.  She has no qualifications, no particular charisma, no special knowledge of the issues, but she comes from a predominantly black district.  that’s hardly a reaosn to vote for someone, and I’m willing to venture that she does more harm than good.  Not because she is black, but because she was elected because she was black.  The same thing happens over and over and over.  This catholic borough votes in this catholic idiot, and this jewish neighborhood votes for this jewish alderman.

It will never change.  We don’t have the desire for it to change.  We don’t have a passion to do the work that will make the change.  We want to ride a horse like Ron Paul to change.  We don’t want to raise a bunch of horses at the local level.  That would be a lot of work and take a lot of time.  It is also the only way to true change in our government.  It’s do the work, or let the money choose. Rather let the money tell you who you should choose since you are to ignorant to ecide on your own.

   Now since I’m probably labeled a racist let me take it one step further.  We need a test for voters.  You need to take a test to drive a car, to get out of high school, to enter college, to get in the military.  Yet you don’t need to take a test to choose the leadership of our country.?  that’s just wrong.

There…now i’m not a racist….now i hate everyone equally.