Monday, December 5, 2011

What did Newt Gingrich pay for his three Annulments? – Benedict XVI’s Chosen Catholic U.S. Prez Candidate?

(Look Callista. No tears. I am trading up to Monica Lewinsky.)


I may be dense (stupid) or lazy in my research but I cannot find out how fast or how much Candidate Gingrich paid to get the three annulments from Civil Marriage in order to marry his present Catholic wife in the RCC.

I get a lot of non-information in the Lame Lame Lame Street Media on this. I get the opinion that he doesn’t have to annul civil marriages not in the RCC? That has changed?

I did not marry in the RRC twenty odd years ago because the church wanted $2,500 to annul my wife’s previous ceremony at City Hall in NYC - a lot of money back then that we could not spare - that and time, months and months, perhaps years to annul what in Grade School, the Nuns said was not valid to begin with.

BTW, since Catholics are the only validly married Christians in the eyes of God, meaning to this day all Protestants are still Bastards because their parents did not have a Catholic marriage etc. – why should the freakin Catholic church even care if Gays and Lesbians will be satisfied by a civil marriage at city hall????

Since civil marriage does not count in the eyes of Holy Mother Church, why the f*ck so much fuss over gay marriage if after all the gays and us Prots are damned to hell anyway in their eyes, civil marriage or not?

Hypocrisy to the nth degree in the RCC?

Getting back to Newt.  How fast and how much did Cardinal Wuerl? get to grease Newt’s marriage into heaven worthy status.

This is the kind of Religious Liberty only for the RCC that Bishop Lori keeps bitchin about on Capitol Hill. 

Martin Luther had a word for this modern day equivalent to selling indulgences - quickie Annulments for the Rich.

Abomination!

This kind of shit started the Protestant Reformation.
 
Hey Newt.  How big will the new Papal Palace on the Mall Ellipse, blocking the view of the Jefferson Memorial, how big and expensive and paid for out of the Pentagon’s budget will it be, once the RCC gets you into the White House?

Inquiring minds want to know. 


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Marie Antoinette was too a Corporation! OFF WITH HER HEAD! - IKEA Guillotine for sale cheap

(I've changed my mind.  Couldn't I just file for Chapter 11?)

Catholic (Opus Dei) majority Supreme Court wrongful willful decision needs to be reversed by new Constitutional Amendment.  

Sign the Petition. 


CORPORATIONS ARE NOT PEOPLE


What next? Dogs and Cats get the vote?  Rick Santorum – Hide!




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Friday, December 2, 2011

All People = Zero - on all Corporate Spreadsheets* – (People are Obsolete)

* People = Obsolete = Zero (the new global equation)


People = Zero.

People are Obsolete.

Get with the program all you losers at Occupy Wall Street.

Corporations are now the only REAL “Persons” in this world with the only rights.

Thus spake SCOTUS. (Bow your heads oh lowly zeros.)

All other former persons - "people" equal zero on all corporate spreadsheets.

Capitalism trashes humanity.  News at 11.

Humanity is erased from the equation. People = Zero

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Corporations Are Not People! - Only People Are People!

"Business Dude" - Liberty Plaza Park - (Zuccotti Park)



Corporations are NOT people.  Only People can be People.

To let Corporations have human rights is to take the Human out of Human-ity.

To lose humanity is the end of the human race and human culture. 

What is left from that de-humanized equation are only corporations and robots.




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(Zero) Liberty Plaza NYC - Zuccotti Park - Ground Zero - World Trade Center NYC

Diagonal view to Ground Zero - World Trade Center

Zero Liberty Plaza NYC – that’s my Address – for the park next to One Liberty Plaza, the corporate capitalist building and diagonal from Ground Zero – World Trade Center, New York, NY.


Lots of confusion to some.  Perhaps only to me.  But before ZLP NYC became Zucchini Park or whatever it was Liberty Plaza Park in the Seventies and Eighties and beyond.

I think its planetary significance and or symbolism at this moment in time makes it synchronistic to both Wall Street, two blocks away, and Ground Zero, diagonal to the Park.  Maybe one day it will be just simply be called People’s Park. 

Whatever.


Liberty Plaza Park, Zuccotti Park, (Zero) Liberty Plaza on the above map is touched by the bottom half of the letters “RES” in “FED RESERVE BANK". The Park is bordered by Trinity Pl/Church St., Liberty Street, Broadway and Cedar Street.

Looking toward Cedar Street from Liberty Street


Looking toward Trinity Place/Church Street from Broadway

People - Occupy Wall Street




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Zuccotti Park - (Zero) Liberty Plaza NYC – I am a Patriot – Jackson Browne – Occupy Wall Street



Zuccotti Park - Zero Liberty Plaza NYC – that is an Address – the park next to One Liberty Plaza, the corporate capitalist building and diagonal from Ground Zero – World Trade Center, New York, NY.


And the river opens for the righteous (5 times) 
Someday 

I was walking with my brother 
And he wondered what's on my mind 
I said what I believe in my soul 
Ain't what I see with my eyes 
And we can't turn our backs this time 
I am a patriot 
And I love my county 
Because my country is all I know 
I want to be with my family 
The people who understand me 
I've got nowhere else to go 

And the river opens for the righteous 
And the river opens for the righteous 
And the river opens for the righteous 
Someday 
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/j/jackson+browne/i+am+a+patriot_20068696.html ] 
And I was talking with my sister 
She looked so fine 
I said, "baby, what's on your mind? " 
She said, "i want to run like the lion 
Released from the cages 
Released from the rages 
Burning in my heart tonight" 

And I ain't no communist 
And I ain't no capitalist 
And I ain't no socialist 
And I ain't no imperialist 
And I ain't no democrat 
And I ain't no republican 
I only know one party 
And it is freedom 

I am, I am, I am 
I am a patriot 
And I love my country 
Because my county is all I know 

And the river opens for the righteous 



Statue of Liberty - (Phoenix) Freedom Tower Rising!

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Glass Wax Christmas - Harrowgate - Philly - 1950s



My early memories of Christmas put it starting about two weeks before the holiday in the late 1950's. 

The Department stores: Lit Brothers, Gimbels, Stawbridge and Clothier and the top end carriage trade store John Wanamaker all started things the day after Thanksgiving. Going to downtown Philadelphia was an outing for us kids and we came downtown using the elevated train, the Frankford El. The trip was more window shopping than buying. 

The close to home activities would begin in earnest about two weeks before the holiday. No doubt Christmas budgeted items came out of the weekly paychecks closest to December 25th. 

Recycled items such as a flat plastic sheet, nativity scene, for the upstairs bedroom window came out of the cedar chest along with foil covered paper-mache bells for two living room windows and a plastic Santa's head with an internal light went on the outside of the front door. Single candle sticks were in each window on the front of the row house and with a single blue bulb each. 

The lighting of the window lights was a sacred nightly ritual.

One innovation or marketing gimmick I remember was the use of stencils on the windows with a glass cleaning product called Glass Wax. The product was to be spread on windows, let to dry, and then wiped clean with a dry cloth weeks later after Christmas. In this holiday use, you would sponge the opaque pink liquid onto Christmas type stencils of angels, Santa Claus, a snowman and a reindeer etc. It was all very primitive in terms of marketing but magic in terms of a hands-on participating childhood.





I don’t know when others bought real live Christmas trees but we bought ours as close to Christmas eve as a day or two and it sat in the yard until Christmas eve when the older kids got to stay up late and decorate it with blue glass balls and a single string of blue lights. The only thing not blue was a gold glass beaded garland that wrapped the tree from head to foot. That and metal, not plastic, silver icicle strands. 

In any case the house smelled of a pine tree that had been cut only days before and traveled from upstate.

We did not have or want those new Sputnik Trees, all artificial aluminum branches and serenaded with a rotating multi-colored light. That was the kind of tree that older people without children went in for. 


Of course I had my doubts how Santa would get to every house in the world – I was already thinking globally. I accepted the facts as my parents relayed them. Santa may come in person but more than likely we would get a surrogate, a Santa’s helper and making deliveries out of an old Nash automobile (they had big interiors). That was how it all worked according to my parents in order to insure my ever growing questions about this whole scenario. 

My most vivid memory was waking up at about five a.m., it still being dark, and looking down the stairs at the blue ornamented tree that was not there when I went to bed. The tree stood in the dark with a strange glow of street lights coming through open blinds and muted with a glow of light off a recent snow fall. 

I remember the excitement of opening presents. Turkey dinner was not a big deal. 

The big deal was the imagination and anticipation and the thoughts of magical myth that gripped a young child’s mind of five.


John Wanamaker's (Macy's) Philadelphia


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Thursday, December 1, 2011

1 Peter 2:8 – Psalm 2 - USCCB



 "A stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes them fall." They stumble because they disobey the message--which is also what they were destined for.”  1 Peter 2:8

Psalm 2

 1Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

 2The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,

 3Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

 4He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision.

 5Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.

 6Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

 7I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

 8Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

 9Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.

 10Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

 11Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

 12Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.


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USCCB – Bully Pulpit – U.S. Catholic Bishops - Lobbying War on Women and Gays continues…$$$ 26 millions worth

(Father Charles Coughlin Bishop William Lori)

$26,000,000 in bribes, fees paid by the USCCB, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, is a lot of chump change, a lot of little old ladies’ dollar bills in the collection plate on Sunday, to lobby Congress with in the ongoing discriminatory war on women and war on gays. 

Recently, I took note of a back-and-forth between Michael Sean Winters and Tom Roberts at National Catholic Reporter, in which Roberts calls into question a persistent meme of Winters' reporting on behalf of the U.S. Catholic bishops.  Roberts notes that Winters's defense of the bishops depends on asserting and re-asserting that Catholics are under "attack" today in secular culture, and that anti-Catholicism in American culture lingers on and feeds the "attacks" Catholics are experiencing. 
Roberts doubts the viability of this meme of anti-Catholic attack when, as he notes, Catholics are "liberally sprinkled" all through "the most powerful quarters" of the nation's political and economic life.  And when the Supreme Court is dominated by (conservative) Catholics.
And now this piece of information comes down the pike, and I think it's going to be even harder for the U.S. Catholic bishops and their centrist spokespersons to keep the victim meme alive: the Pew Forum has just released a report showing that the USCCB ranks number two of all faith-based lobbying groups in D.C., with $26,662,111 (and see Kevin Clarke at America on the Pew report) spent on lobbying activities in 2009.  That's a hefty chunk of change for a victimized little old minority group suffering societal persecution to have at its disposal to try to wheedle and cajole legislators to do its faith-based bidding.


Men Behind the War on Women
A group of men with no real background in law or medicine, but blessed with a strong personal interest in women’s bodies, have quietly influenced all of the major anti-abortion legislation over the past several years. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops may be one of the quietest, yet most powerful lobbies on Capitol Hill, with political allies that have enabled them to roll back decades of law and precedent.
Over the past two years the GOP-controlled House of Representatives has launched one of the most extreme assaults on women's choice the U.S. has seen in decades. Republicans voted twice to slash federal family planning funds for low-income women, moved to prevent women from using their own money to buy insurance plans that cover abortion, introduced legislation that would force women to have ultrasounds before receiving an abortion and, most recently, passed a bill that will allow hospitals to refuse to perform emergency abortions for women with life-threatening pregnancy complications.
But the erosion of women's rights didn't begin with the GOP takeover. President Barack Obama's health care reform law contained some of the most restrictive abortion language seen in decades.
 Lift the curtain, and behind the assault was the conference of bishops.
 In the 1930s, Catholic demagogue Father Charles Coughlin never dreamed of the power that the RCC in America now has, can acquire simply by buying it, here in the future.


But beware bishops:

“St. Irenaeus of Lyon warned early Christians that we’ve been sent like sheep into the midst of wolves. The moment we become wolves ourselves, we lose.” - - Bp. Charles Chaput 


(Bishop William Lori Father Charles Coughlin)


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Catholic Sharia Upheld Wash.,D.C. - Cardinal Wuerl Lawsuit - Separation of Sexes - Discrimination Muslims

Interesting article about a discrimination lawsuit down in D.C. regarding separation of the sexes:
The D.C. Office of Human Rights (OHR) has dismissed the complaint filed by George Washington University law professor John F. Banzhaf III in response to The Catholic University of America’s single-sex housing policy, affirming the University’s position that the law does not require men and women to be housed together in residence halls. 
and discrimination against Muslims at Catholic University.  Yeah their tuition money is good but they just don't understand that minorities in America are supposed to keep their heads down and suck it up.
Banzhaf’s complaint about single sex residence halls is the first of two that he has lodged this year against the University. He filed a second complaint in October against Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington and University chancellor, charging that Catholic University has been engaging in discrimination against its Muslim students. The University has yet to receive any official notification from the OHR that it intends to move forward with adjudicating the second complaint.
Like Bishop Lori has said, this "Religious Liberty" culture war to establish Catholic Sharia in the U.S. has come into the legal stages of the battle of that war.

http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/releases/2011/complaint-dismissed.cfm

Whatever.

Have a nice day.


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"Religious Liberty" War on Secularism - Bishop William Lori


How has the secularization of American culture fueled these legal and legislative challenges to religious freedom? 
The erosion of religious liberty is first a cultural issue, then a legal issue. It has been going on for a long time. Some philosophers, social scientists and others in a position to influence culture have long regarded religion not only as absurd but also as the source of much societal and personal unhappiness. Their views have not remained confined to the academy but have become popularized through the media and entertainment industries and, over time, have been reflected in laws, judicial decisions and administrative rules. As the great constitutional lawyer Learned Hand once said, if liberty dies in the hearts of men and women, “no constitution, no law, no court, can save it.” 
The Church, “an expert in humanity,” must strive to transform the culture. In this sense, the defense of religious liberty is very much a part of the New Evangelization, which is very much a theme of this pontificate. In proclaiming the Gospel afresh and in bearing witness to the Gospel with renewed conviction, we must seek, in God’s grace, to heal the rift between the Gospel and an aggressively secular culture.
http://www.bridgeportdiocese.com/index.php/fcc/article/bishop_lori_religious_liberty_the_pre_eminent_social_justice_issue_of_our_t

Catholic Culture War on Americans continues.  Don't these Prissy Bishops have something better to do with their free time?  Like Pray?

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Cardinal Burke Fears Arrest - Persecution of American Catholics in U.S. that bad under Obama


Quote of the Day:

In fact, Cardinal Burke said he believes persecution may be looming for the U.S. Church.
“Yes, I think we’re well on the way to it,” he said, pointing to areas of social outreach – such as adoption and foster care – where the Church has had to withdraw rather than compromise its principles.
This trend could reach a point where the Church, “even by announcing her own teaching,” is accused of “engaging in illegal activity, for instance, in its teaching on human sexuality.”
Asked if he could envision U.S. Catholics ever being arrested for preaching their faith, he replied: “I can see it happening, yes.”

Day 31 - Year 152 A.D. (After Darwin)

The year is flying along.  The first month of the year just disappeared.

I believe we should use the European way of calculating, depicting a date. Today is 1-2-152 A.D.

reference: http://thisculturalchristian.blogspot.com/2011/11/happy-celtic-new-year-year-152-ad-after.html


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Calling America, E.L.O.


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Joe McShea – Bishop of Allentown Pa. – 1907-1991- Pharaoh’s Steward?


The twentieth anniversary of the death yesterday of my late second and or fourth cousin, depending on how you read the family tree (a lot of intermarriage among cousins back then), Bishop Joe McShea of Allentown.  Joe the Bishop.

I was kinda taken aback when I first saw the massive black granite gravestone slab, 4' x 8', of my late cousin.  It’s size and position next to the Allentown cathedral put me in mind of other big black granite slabs in museums I have seen and it reminded of the kind of monument fit for minor members of a Pharaoh’s family or their stewards in ancient history and bible stories. Remember the story of another steward of Pharaoh - Joseph and his many colored coat?

So being a student of ancient history and well versed in the King Tut inventory of royal treasures kind of thing, I thought this might be of interest to some out there for its historic perspective on documentation, post mortem, of the estate of a typical in the recent past American RC bishop.





"I direct that my body be interred on the grassy plot on the south side of the cathedral --the ground between the sidewalk that parallels Turner Street and the cathedral.

"It is my sincere wish that the church and civil authorities respect this request for interment."

Ford says he got written assurance from the city -- twice -- that nothing prohibited the burial of McShea on that tract between the cathedral and the sidewalk on Turner street.

He says he researched state law on this before the bishop's death.

He says he learned that there is a fee for burying certain animals on your property, but no fee for the burial of a human.

The bishop's will calls for a tombstone with the Latin inscription: "Domine, dilexi decorem domus tuae" -- Lord, I love the beauty of thy house.

Psalm 26…
8- O Lord, I have loved the beauty of Your house, and the place of the tabernacle of Your glory.
9- Destroy not my soul together with the ungodly, nor my life with bloody men;
10- in whose hands are iniquities, and their right hand is filled with bribes.
11- But I have walked in my innocence; redeem me, and have mercy upon me.
12- My foot stands in an even place; in the congregations will I bless You, O Lord.


FYI – Allentown College is now De Sales University


Bishop McShea Student Center - De Sales University

September 23, 1992|by DICK COWEN, The Morning Call

Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales in Center Valley is to receive $641,352 from the estate of Bishop Joseph M. McShea, the founding bishop of the Allentown Catholic Diocese.

That is the figure listed on the inheritance tax return for the bishop's estate -- filed recently in Lehigh County Courthouse.

The bishop in his 1985 will named the college, which he helped establish, as the residuary heir.
The will designated the money for the school's general fund "to be used as the college may see fit."
McShea died Nov. 28, 1991, at his home at 2920 Chew St., Allentown, at age 84. He was named bishop when the diocese was created in 1961. He retired in 1983.
The tax report showed the estate had a gross value of $862,000.
The total included 16,649 shares worth $202,285 of Metlife Fixed Government Income Fund, 4,500 shares valued at $179,718 of NBD Bancorp and $127,450 in personal property at his residence.
Set against the gross was about $99,000 in estate expenses.
Among them were more than $21,000 for his funeral, $14,450 for the tombstone on the Turner Street side of the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena where the bishop is buried, and $16,930 each to Msgr. John P. Seitzinger of Reading and the Rev. James J. Ward of Summit Hill as executors.
There is also $24,180 in attorney fees -- though there is no breakdown on how those fees are divided.
The filing of the will and related papers was handled by then attorney William Ford in December 1991 -- just a month before he became a Lehigh County judge.
 Ford listed the value of the estate at $1.2 million -- though he said that was based on old appraisals and that final figures would come in considerably lower.
With Ford's move to the county bench, attorney William G. Malkames became counsel to the McShea estate.
The bishop's will mentioned a memo requesting how certain of his personal property was to be distributed. And it directed that the memo not be made a part of the public record.
The inventory itself, however, is part of the court record.
The $127,450 includes a mahogany circa 1775 secretarys desk appraised at $9,000, a Chippendale circa 1775 mahogany chest at $6,000, Reed & Barton flatware service for 18 at $5,020 and a Hipplewhite circa 1780 antique sideboard at $4,500.
Indirectly, the court records reveal the memo called for 14 paintings and carvings valued at $6,825 go to Allentown College.
The bishop's home on Chew Street had been deeded to the Allentown Diocese before his death.

 “And Jesus said: Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. But they, dividing his garments, cast lots.” – Luke 23:34


(It’s good to be the bishop!)

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