Sunday, December 25, 2011

Medieval Stained Glass - St. Michael's Cathedral Coventry UK


I ran into one of those strange finds in life.  One thing led to another researching one thing on the net and then ran into a remarkable find of Medieval stained glass, over five years hundred years old, that had been taken out of Coventry Cathedral in England for protection at the beginning of WWII and before the infamous German fire bombing of Coventry in November 1940 and the destruction of St. Michael’s Cathedral as part of the destruction in the city and loss of life there.



The glass by medieval glazier John Thornton has been in a vault since.  The collection is of course not all the stain glass of the lost church.  A small part of a whole, the oldest and perhaps the best in terms of art was saved.  Salvation and now resurrection.


A recent need to raise a million pounds for emergency repairs on the still standing memorial shell of the old cathedral has arisen and the glass is to be exhibited to help raise needed cash.  They built a modern cathedral next to the lost one.  A mixing of the new with the old gives a certain continuity to the St. Michael community.


















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Philly Bar - 1938 - Christmas







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Saturday, December 24, 2011

love is all you need - love actually





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Cardinal George of Chicago – old Nazi – Godwin’s Law – Mormon Gelt – Great Hate of 2012 Underway



I guess when old Nazis like Cardinal George of Chicago need some spending cash for the holidays for their misters or mistresses, they need to call up Salt Lake City and get a talking point memo and check, cash money transter, to bash the gays.

No doubt the half senile old geezer likes calling the LGBT community KKK, no doubt the old geezer does not want to invoke Godwin’s law into the conversation.  No doubt the Roman Catholic Adolph Hitler is still too sacred a territory to touch and cannot be cited to invoke Godwin’s law.

I find the GREAT HATE OF 2012 – (the great Mormon Catholic Hate Alliance against gays in the 2012 election year) (cash for hire hate) the ongoing hate of the Mormon Hierarchy and the RC Hierarchy is underway in the true spirit of CEO Christmas – their way – not mine – and even before the calendar turns to January 1, 2012.

Is there a moral equivalent to Godwin’s law to shut up old Catholic or Mormon hate geezers like Francis George and Thomas Monson, who compare a life community in the United States to the KKK – If they could, these haters would give Jesus another 40 lashes for good measure to teach him his real place in their scheme of things.


One good fallout of this great test of moral courage for all Americans of good heart and soul is that maybe the evil, the Satan, in the hierarchies of these two church institutions merged, will burn itself out and the rest of us, including the LGBTs, can go on about our lives in peace and tranquility as the real God of common people intended after 2012.

Whatever.

Peace on Earth but only to men and women of good will.


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Friday, December 23, 2011

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer - Dr. Elmo




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NJ Catholic “Religious Liberty” Bigots wants to erase Thomas Nast from History books – anybody got a match?




The artist cartoonist Thomas Nast 1840-1902, who invented the images of Uncle Sam, Santa Claus, the Republican Elephant, the Democratic Donkey and brought down the corrupt Boss Tweed NYC admin in the 1870s with his pen, is being dissed in his grave by a bunch of catholic “religious liberty” bigots who want to remove him from the New Jersey Hall of Fame.


This, in the new spirit of catholic "religious liberty" exceptionalism. All American Protestant Christian history not conforming to love of the RCC must be rewritten or drastically revised, if not outright totally destroyed.





So typical of the catholic fascist bully mindset to want to tear pages out of history and art books for the sake of ethnic purity and cleansing.  Why not just burn down the whole public library state Reps. DeAngelo and Rible instead of just a few books that you and your papist masters don’t like?

Nast was the Main Stream Media back then.  To remove him is just more retro-GOP-revisionist history.



Of course then, in the spirit of the times back when, Nast did depict the Pope as some misogynist, money grubbing, territory stealing monarch.  The only thing left out of the papist Nast Cartoons was the pedophilia.  Art imitated reality a bit too accurately back then perhaps except for well kept secret crimes.


And some of my boot licking drunk Irish Catholic ancestors got depicted in Simian profile.  But hell, they did look like a bunch of my ancestors malnourished and working under paid in upstate Pennsylvania coal mines etc. from memory and old photos.

Like the Catholic Guinea ringleader of the Supreme Court says “Get over it!”



Get a life.  Get a hobby.  Get a heart. My God what a bunch of losers on the public dole these days in both parties!



Why does the Virgin Mary wear a Hijab, Head Scarf, Burkha?



1 Corinthians 11:2-5,7-9

I praise you for remembering me in everything and for holding to the traditions just as I passed them on to you. 

3 But I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man,and the head of Christ is God. 

4 Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head. 

5 But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head—it is the same as having her head shaved…

A man ought not to cover his head,since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is (only) the glory of man. 

8 For man did not come from woman, but woman from man; 

9 neither was man created for woman, but woman for man.



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Ode to Joy Scene - Immortal Beloved





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Japanese Christmas Traditions


In the growing global culture, the Japanese, some Japanese have adopted three basic Christmas traditions.


One is decorating with lights.  The other is to gather in groups and sing Beethoven's ninth as well as on Western New Year's Day.  That, some gift giving and Christmas Cake.  Strawberry short cake by any other name. Yum. Yum.


Christmas is not an official holiday in Japan with less than a 1% Christian minority. 

(edited 12-28-11)

And Christmas KFC:







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In the Spirit of the Season - and to take Religious Propaganda Rubbish out of the Town Square


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground - Willie Nelson




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Shroud of Turin Faked – Satan’s Magic Cloth – Fraud dictated, letter perfect details, fitted to Synoptic Gospels – Jesus Seminar

Perfect Fit to the Synoptic Gospels - Too Perfect

Just as Bishop Lahey of Nova Scotia is apologizing in a courtroom, sorry he got caught trying to distribute kiddie porn, just as the most recent Dutch Church sex abuse scandal is breaking loose, Italian Experts (tourist experts?) authenticate the medieval faked relic, The Shroud of Turin, the so-called burial cloth of Christ, just in time for feel good about the church Midnight Mass services on Christmas Eve.  The lie continues one more season in the eight thousand season history of the church of Rome.


It is the twenty first century and people are still clinging to an art fraud from the fourteenth century to stimulate faith. Fraud does not stimulate faith. Fraud stimulates more fraud. 

The cloth, “the Shroud of Turin”, which has a unique image imprinted on it, put there by some lost process, is just one lone survivor of the thriving phony relic business of the middle ages. Enough pieces of the true cross were sold by the church, enough to build apartment buildings along with hundreds of gallons of Christ’s blood, were hallmarks of a corrupt age that preceded the selling of indulgences and the Reformation. 

The Roman church clings to its pagan roots and pagan fascination with superstitions that equal relics with good luck and magic. 

So now after many tests including modern carbon dating and putting the Shroud firmly in the fourteenth century, the RC church is selling the same old shit to inspire faith at a current exhibit in Turin. Shit that inspires faith is superstition or shit faith. 

People, fanatics keep coming up with more bizarre ways that could prove this Bogus Turin cloth to be the actual burial cloth of Jesus of Nazareth. Can I sell you some shares in the Brooklyn Bridge?

The Shroud is a fraud because it conforms to the exact details of the synoptic gospels, written fifty to hundred years after Jesus. Oral history changes over times. The gospels, their alleged facts are there in writing. Logic to me dictates that the oral history of the gospels finally written down would miss details or add them. This cloth does not challenge the established story recreated and finalized decades after the ministry of Jesus. 

Because the Shroud conforms to an image of Jesus with a crown of thorns and a spear wound in his side and other markings on the cloth, that cloth was made to order. Made to order to conform to gospels which if you believe the Jesus Seminar only accurately quote Jesus eighteen percent of the time in those accounts written much later than Jesus’ lifetime. 

If the most important part of the gospels, the words and ideas of Jesus are on shaky grounds, how can anybody believe the stage sets drawn around the words to illustrate the story. 

So if you get an object that conforms to faulty gospels one hundred percent – it is hardly proof but a customized sure hit bogus relic. 

There is some fascinating literature about the Shroud. Most of that has been written in the last forty odd years and concerns the use of analysis and science to disprove this magic cloth possibly originating from the king of all fraud – Satan.


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GOP Hater Sensenbrenner attacks Michelle Obama’s Ass – Pot (belly) calling the Kettle Black!

(Don't you just hate it when some uppity black broad tries to start a discussion on calories and exercise?)


Every chance these white hater Republicans get, they put down the First Family.

In this case, pot bellied pig congressman Sensenbrenner made it a point to loudly share his prejudice and coded hate in the whites only (rich only) VIP lounge at Ronald Reagan Airport.  Why is taxpayer money wasted on these first class segregated lounges for ignoramuses like Sensenbrenner?

And of course, he attacks Michelle Obama’s butt and indirectly her vagina.  All these sexually confused closeted Republicans with the hate on the top like a cherry on a sundae is really a sign that all these useless knuckledraggers in Congress should get a pink slip ASAP.


Get some respect man.  And look at his gut full of all his undigested hate. (and undigested cheetos)

 Cheetos! A healthy real white man's lunch served daily in the House Dining Room.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Hands that built America




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Spaghetti - Buster Keaton - Fatty Arbuckle




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One Man’s Art is Another Man’s Blasphemy – St. Matt’s in the City Auckland – C.I.N.O. – Christian in Name Only – the “New Evangelization”

Me pregnant? Can't be. I'm unmarried. Should I call Planned Parenthood?


Some news from parts down under.  The above billboard poster outside St. Matthew’s in the City Anglican Church in Auckland New Zealand got defaced recently.  Some Catholic group took credit for the vandalism proudly in the energy and spirit of the Ratzinger USCCB knuckle dragging, club wielding, Volksmiliz enforced “New Evangelism” .


No doubt Ratzinger’s limited German vision sees the perfect German town square where like-minded German people are welcome to share only one state approved vision of things like the Virgin Mary, pregnancy, etc. and in the total abstinence of thought of petty matters that women should not concern themselves with like birth control or pregnancy testing devices like the one the Virgin Mary is holding above.

Church defends controversial billboard

St. Matt’s is no doubt an intelligent progressive type of congregation and no doubt gets its kicks out of insulting the intellectual mechanics of the average New Zealander Archie Bunker types.  St. Matt’s says it wants to provoke thought and possible discussion and debate with its “controversial” church billboards.

One man’s art or starting point on debate can in fact be another person’s blasphemy. 


Two points. 

-It must be a bore to be above average in intelligence in a backwater of the planet like Auckland and thus the need to poke sticks at the superstitious beliefs of others.  

-In the modern virtual global town square, be careful what tools you use to address matters and try to live with your neighbors on the other side of the town square. 

No doubt Auckland is pretty much still a small real town square that still exists in our common English speaking heritage and traditions.  The Virtual Town Square is virgin turf for the hearts of minds of the Internet and the planet.  

They came out of their side streets, off the town square, forty years ago, trying to impose Catholic Sharia, Humanae Vitae, on the planet in the Real Town Square of old days.  The fight for freedom of thought on this planet is now taking place in the Virtual Global Town Square of the Present.

Beware of the “New Evangelization” in the real and virtual worlds financed and administered by people’s militia types, thugs. Beware of idea campaigns, thoughts (marching orders) like those advocated by Ratzinger, Dolan and Lori, and acted upon in ugly reality fashion in Auckland. 

Such new evangelizations are I fear IMHO - C.I.N.O. – Christian and or Catholic – In Name Only.

Have a nice day.  And don’t commit any violent or non-violent hate crimes in the name of your god, whoever or whatever that is.




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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

We want our Future back...America! * - Zuccotti Park - Zero Liberty Plaza

I've seen it all - 911 - OWS - the future. ("business dude")

* Historic footnote - stanchaz commented on the blog post Live Blog for #Occupy Movement: Day 59, Occupy Wall Street Camp is Gone - FDL 2011-11-15 09:55:20

They came like thieves in the night…Bloomberg’s Blue Shirts. They robbed us of our rights, and our possessions…while preventing reporters from reporting on the scene. No free press…no free speech. Welcome to NYC. Bloomberg, the self-proclaimed number one defender of free speech (pause for gagging), said in no uncertain terms: “yes, you have the right…..the right to remain silent. So just shut up, and obey”. But this is only the beginning dear Mayor .0001%., not the end. This WILL be your legacy- of repression. But you will NOT succeed. These mayors, governors, city councils, police chiefs, and street cops of America need to realize that it is NOT UP TO THEM whether or not Americans peaceably gather, protest, discuss, or demonstrate. It’s up to a document called the US CONSTITUTION. You can beat us and arrest us and tear-gas us, you can try to “permit” us to death….but you can’t kill an idea. You can’t keep down a people’s hopes and dreams for a better life….for us, and for our kids. America USED to work. The people had work. The system worked (sort of). Hey, EVEN the Congress used to work (sometimes). God knows, it was far, far, far from perfect -but at least we all had some share in the struggles AND the rewards. But somewhere along the way, we lost our way. Because now we have an economy and a political system that seems to work only for the rich. With OWS America has found it’s voice, and that voice demands fairness and justice – for ALL. This land IS our land! AND WE WANT IT BACK! We want our LIVES back! We want our FUTURE back! But it’s much more than just words…. it’s much more than politics….. it’s your freakin’ LIFE, and how you want to live it, and how you WILL live it. Find a quiet place somewhere, and consider this: Each of us has only one brief life….one chance….one roll of the dice….and many choices. The time has come to choose….to risk…and to act. If not now…then when? If not you, then….who? You DO have the power my friend….and the choice IS yours. Don’t let your dreams die….


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Celtic Woman - Carol of the Bells





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Hallelujah - Annie Lennox





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Crazy - Patsy Cline




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Pope Benedict III – Papal Testicle Testing Chair – Pope Joan the First, a woman



What?  This is history.  Urban Legend – Rome – based on fact?  Over a thousand years old.
There is very little known about the reign of Pope Benedict III except that clerics were generally satisfied with his testicles. Upon his coronation in 855 AD God’s chosen messenger on Earth sat in a special chair resembling an ancient commode while the Holy See checked to make sure that the papacy was indeed infallible… 
Two reliable clerics touched his testicles; witnesses who presented legal evidence of his maleness…At this the priest and the people responded, “Deo gratius” [Thanks be to God]
http://zinjanthropus.wordpress.com/2011/03/11/penis-spines-pearly-papules-and-pope-benedicts-balls/

They keep denying that there ever was a female Pope in the RC Church.  The above device was used for centuries to make certain that all popes had the right stuff, but only after Pope Joan the First’s brief reign in the ninth century C.E..

I finally got to see the flick Pope Joan about the first woman pope circa 850 C.E..

They were showing it on the Reelz cable channel.  I liked the historic sets and costumes especially around the old St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.  Script was a bit disappointing and considering the subject matter, it was a good period piece and not a so-called chick flick.

Joan is the daughter of an abusive priest (yes, they did marry back then) and a loving caring mother who points her daughter in the direction of an education in Latin and such and that leads the heroine all the way to the Chair of Peter in Rome with much grit along the way.  


John Goodman (he stole the show) is her mentor good pope before they poison, John Paul One him, get him out of the picture for fun, power and profit.



Pope Joan film sparks Roman Catholic Church row


Pope Joan I – First Woman Pope



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Monday, December 19, 2011

The Bishop’s Man – by author Linden MacIntyre


Excerpt from above: 
MacIntryre, who stopped in at the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library Friday to read from his book, The Bishop's Man, said he decided not to draw attention to lurid acts committed against children, but instead focused on the betrayal of trust and institution's response, or lack of it, when such abuse occurred. 
"The greater crime is an institutional crime," he said. "It's not what an individual does to another person, it is how society or an institution reacts to it. Then I began to look at the book in a totally different way. This is a book about the Bishop's man. It's about somebody." 
MacIntyre, who is a Giller Prize winner and famed CBC journalist for the Fifth Estate, admits he is unsure if the bishop has a "man" that goes into a community and cleans up a situation such as this, but he is confident the dioceses has someone similar in place. He said the bishop's man could be its lawyers, a parish counsel or a priest. 
"Nine times out of ten the Bishop's man came back and said, 'I think he has  a drinking problem. All we got to do is fix the drinking problem and all the other stuff will go way'. So suddenly, buddy is on a plane for Ontario for 40 days of self-examination and than he is brought back good as new and he is in a parish again." 
The institution couldn't face the possibility of a scandal based on the behavior of one priest, he said,  so it had to pretend that there is nothing really wrong with the priest. 
"It's nothing a little rehab won't fix, and at all costs the institution has to be protected. We can't have protestants and Jews, enemies of the church, going around talking about this because they will use it against us and undermining the faith of our own people," he said. 
MacIntyre said this just created a bigger problem because now the person who has been victimized is left feeling like they are worthless. 
"Suddenly everything is rationalized and suddenly little Johnny, who was molested is sitting there wondering where did Father go? He figures out father is down the road and little Johnny figures there must be something wrong with him because Father never got punished. Little Johnny grows up like that and shoots himself or drinks himself half to death and becomes dysfunctional one way or another." 
When the discussion shifted to current events surrounding the recent conviction of Bishop Raymond Lahey on child porn charges, MacIntrye couldn't help, but speculate that the "institution" had a role in transferring him to a new area where his "weaknesses" could be better disguised. 
"My sister is from Newfoundland and she knew Bishop Lahey and she described him as the kind of church leader there should be more of, but he had a demon and the awful thing is he knew about it and other people knew about it for a long time," he said. " I don't know why he came to Nova Scotia, but I can't help but think that it was part of the same pattern. 
He came here because no one knew him. Bishop Lahey had weaknesses and he's facing punishment. It's not going to be very severe, but the end of his life is going to miserable. But what about the people who covered up for him over the years?"

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sinead O’Connor twice as popular as the next pope – news at 11



Sinead has come a long way from Saturday Night Live.

Whenever there is a new RC scandal, I get lot of hits on my Who will be the Next Pope? article.


But outpacing the next old codger in drag, no matter what the latest crime in Rome, Boston, the Netherlands, Philadelphia or Kansas City, is the ever popular Sinead O’Connor – First Prophet of the New Age.


The People of God Speak! – louder than the Vaticano reparto di pubbliche relazioni (PR dept.). 

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Boycott Bigoted Lowe’s Retail Chain – and all Neanderthal Knuckle Dragging Florida Christians*


In the ongoing knuckle dragging far right Christian* war on all non-whites and non-christians, the Muslim community in Detroit shot back on Saturday to boycott bigotry loving Lowe’s.

Hundreds protest outside Lowe's after store pulls ads from Muslim reality show:

And sad to say the above source is British – not a white Chirstian A-merican Newspaper online.

This is how the world see us and the Bush/Cheney inbred idiot’$ war on Islam – lost age of American Islamophobia- of sanctioned American medieval hate.

*the Christian in name only Brand


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Justin Hines - Im Not An Island








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Trinity Church Tax Free Commercial Property more Important than People? – Duarte Square New York – Occupy Wall Street

Trinity (Queen Anne Charter) Episcopal Church - foot of Wall Street
(Second Richest Church in Christendom)

Here is a real Bishop.  This is Jesus!








Is Jesus' Property more sacred than mere People?



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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Bishop George Packard leads Occupy Wall Street into Trinity Church's empty lot - Duarte Square 6th Ave and Canal St. NYC


Trinity Church Wall Street, the second richest church in Christendom outside of St. Peter's in Rome, has the cooperation of the establishment to keep protesters off a tiny spec, portion of its tens of billions of dollars Manhattan Real Estate Portfolio. Duarte Square (triangle) two blocks from the entrance to the Holland Tunnel on the southern edge of Greenwich Village.

There is a battle brewing within the Episcopal Church between the progressives and the conservatives over whether to help the poor or to just sweep the rabble out with the morning trash.  A true microcosm of America today.  The 1% who own the planet and the 99% of the rest of us. 







Additional details:


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2075586/Occupy-Wall-Street-Retired-bishop-50-arrested-Occupy-protesters-stake-claim-newest-New-York-City-encampment.html



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Etta James - At Last





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Friday, December 16, 2011

Christopher Hitchens – Voice of the Godless Corporations – dies on last day of his favored War in Iraq



In the race by so-called intellectuals to cash in on the untapped niche market of the current chaotic Atheist movement worldwide, Chris Hitchens captured his share of the gelt in that market.

His talents and classical British education were of course wasted on American culture.  But here is where the money was for this polished wordsmithy.

Some quotes from a legacy already melting quickly away into the woodwork.

http://www.csmonitor.com/Books/2011/1216/10-of-the-more-memorable-quotes-from-journalist-and-author-Christopher-Hitchens/Hitchens-on-George-W.-Bush



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Tebowing Meme – Christian Narcissism – Exhibitionism or Faith?





Is this how the mighty Roman Empire came to its end? Bunch of narcissistic fanatics disrupting the public civic calm and order to force the age old polemic – my god is better than your god etc.?





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Sex Abuse Scandals Inspire Work of Art – Cardinal Sin – The Face of the RCC

The worldwide criminal conspiracy



Describing the statue as a Christmas present, the artist said in a statement: "At this time of year it's easy to forget the true meaning of Christianity – the lies, the corruption, the abuse."


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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Wanamaker Organ - Hallelujah Chorus – Macy’s Philadelphia


The Wanamaker Organ, largest pipe organ in America, built into the fabric of the old John Wanamaker department store, now Macy’s.  Original organ design by the British architect and genius, George Ashdown Audsley.







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