Saturday, October 27, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
“I saw a story today that one of the great manufacturers in this state, Jeep — now owned by the Italians — is thinking of moving all production to China,” Romney said at a rally in Defiance, Ohio, home to a General Motors powertrain plant. “I will fight for every good job in America. I’m going to fight to make sure trade is fair, and if it’s fair America will win.”
If there is a profit in it - Romney's soul is for sale - and he is as good as his word. Yeah right.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Michael “Smithers” Winters – Nat'l Catholic Reporter – Quote of the Day Oct 22 – Re: Election Year Chaput style “Catholic Conscience”
|Michael "Smithers" Winters, National Catholic Reporter - Abp. Charles Chaput|
"Just remember. When you are on your death bed, the Democratic Party is not going to send someone to be there with you and help you get ready to cross the abyss. And, even if they did send someone, it would not be someone you would want!" I have my areas of disagreement with Archbishop Chaput, but I commend him unreservedly for his repeated insistence that we Catholics put our faith first. And, if we do so, partisans on both sides have plenty to think about.
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Lord Bichard, House of Lords, wants Pensioners to Do Community Work for No Pay or dock their Old Age Pensions in Britain
One of the memories from my youth was Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty which he did as a diversion as they sent mostly poor and mostly black people in the “draft” (without, too poor to afford, deferments) over to Vietnam for the sake of General Motors’ profits and quarterly dividends.
I can remember a pre-class discussion in college among fellow students back then how Lyndon Johnson or his wife Lady Bird held stock in a company that made the infamous “tiger cages” to house and torture North Vietnamese Prisoners of Wars. This of course for a profit etc. For profit is no sin – right?
In that great tradition of rich man politician Hypocrisy, Paul Ryan has suddenly discovered the poor and the losing war on poverty. And no doubt to cover up public, not private, guilt over Janna’s Petroleum Industry “Blind” trusts funds and perhaps too as a cover for Ann Romney making millions through “Elliott Associates” from taxpayer federal bailout money for the auto industry in her “Blind Trust” etc,
- Paul Ryan has suddenly found the “Poor” and is promising them “Upward Mobility” just like Jesus did in his day.
Paul Ryan / Mitt Romney / Ayn Rand Beatitudes:
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of welfare – 47%.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be sold a $20,000 on credit that they cannot afford funeral package for mom.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall pay my share of the taxes.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be given a “Truth” enema by FOX NEWS.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall be taken advantage of by the hedge fund managers.
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they are losers – no scratch, cash – nada.
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be assassinated by the arms dealers and or droned on by the Military Industry Complex INC etc.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for tax sakes: for theirs is the kingdom and banking system of the Cayman Islands.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
National Republican Senate Committee Stands by "RAPE IS OK" as part of their Platform - Richard Mourdock Indiana Senate Race
|Richard Mourdock - "Rape is OK" Republican Candidate for Senate in Indiana|
The chair of the Senate Republicans’ campaign arm is standing by Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock after he said pregnancies resulting from rape are “something that God intended to happen.”
“Richard and I, along with millions of Americans – including even Joe Donnelly – believe that life is a gift from God,” Texas Sen. John Cornyn said in a statement Wednesday. “To try and construe his words as anything other than a restatement of that belief is irresponsible and ridiculous. In fact, rather than condemning him for his position, as some in his party have when it’s come to Republicans, I commend Congressman Donnelly for his support of life.”
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Prayer to God(dess)
Who dwells in Paradise
Blessed are your Names
Thy reign of Peace come
Thy plan for Earth
As it is already in Paradise
Give us this day in Humility
Provide us from your Bounty
Our daily Bread and
Mutual peace of Mind
And forgive us our Anger
Even as we try to Forgive
The anger in Others
Let us not fail to Be the
Good side of Human
And Protect us from
Our less than Human
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Monday, October 22, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Saturday, October 20, 2012
|"Blue" Restaurant - North Shore - Staten Island|
Just had lunch the other day at “Blue” on the North Shore opposite the Snug Harbor Museum campus.
The old R.H.Tugs Restaurant jumped the shark in the nineties but ownership hung on to celebrate a twenty fifth year anniversary I guess for the sake of nostalgia and shabby chic?
This new restaurant with a basic Mediterranean cuisine actually surprised me along with a major interior architectural redo of the old basic structure. The Bar area is now doubled in size and more of a lounge complete with a few lounge chairs. The restaurant is refreshingly bright with almost floor to ceiling picture windows facing the river and giving you a breathtaking, up front in your face, view of that major hidden forgotten asset in Staten Island, and that is of its long forgotten water front.
The interior of the restaurant area is refreshingly simple. The walls are painted a Mediterranean color with Gothic Revival woodwork accents to match, compliment the hidden architectural gem of Snug Harbor across the street. This interior background tells you that so much thought and preparation went into this place. That forethought and care is also found in its fantastically fresh, tasty and excellent food.
What I sampled was from the Lunch Menu BTW. The pasta entre with clams and shrimp was the best I have eaten in a restaurant anywhere. Seafood, fresh, fresh, fresh (you can taste the sea). I also had a taste of my companions’ dishes. The Angus burger, exceptionally excellent. And a lunch time special pastrami sandwich which was a quality, light tasting, not standard heavy, meat sliced and served with a real sense of style and excellence across the board of a creative eclectic menu.
They have an impressive wine list. Lunch for three with two appetizers, crab fritters - yum, three entrees, two cocktails, and one desert, a key lime pie to die for, and coffees all around for desert was for present day standards reasonable and under one bill. You pay for quality and believe me quality is far and some distance between in that forgotten (gem) of a borough. That quality is found here in Snug Harbor at "Blue".
1115 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island NY 10310
"The best thing about the Detroit Tigers is that they have some players who are downright chubby. In this neo-pagan, health-worshipping, fitness-crazed culture, I love watching Prince Fielder carry his substantial self to the plate and then boom a homerun." - Michael Sean Winters, October 19, NCR National Catholic Reporter
Friday, October 19, 2012
Was Sir Jimmy Savile Molested by a RC Priest when he was boy? - Catholic League’s obsession with “Secular Buggery” and the NYT
|Sir Jimmy Savile|
Three articles already by Catholic Media Troll Bill Donohue wanting to transport the current BBC scandal about looking the other way regarding famous media icon Jimmy Savile and his pedophilia and trying to make it stick to the New York Times because somebody once said some nice PR things about him in his NYT obit?
Truth is that Jimmy Savile probably learned his pedophilia habits from his local catholic priest and or priests as a child in the UK? Child of devout Roman Catholics...
What is all the fuss and bother about Bill?
|Bill Donohue at Catholic League making Big Corporate Decisions|
The NYT covered up Cardinal Spellman’s Gay old times with Broadway Chorus Boys for decades. Who or what is the implied sexual innuendo / blackmail(?) presently all about with the Catholic League trying to indict the New York Times?
BTW, I cannot seem to find a Cardinal Spellman's New York Times Obit, NYT - the holy grail of American Obits, on the Internet? Hmm.
|Franny "I never met a chorus boy I didn't like" Spellman|
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