Tuesday, February 28, 2012

meditation moment



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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Doctor Nicola Riley of Utah – Legal Defense Fund



Doctor Nicola Riley of Utah has set up a website seeking support and donations for her defense and expert witness expenses.
As you may well know, Dr. Riley has been indicted for Murder in Maryland as a licensed doctor and in the performance of the female medical procedure of abortion.
What is this case about? 
In August of 2010, Dr. Riley provided a lawful and consensual second trimester pregnancy termination in a county in Maryland. She is now the subject of a prosecution for an alleged fetal homicide that the authorities claim was viable at 20 weeks. 
On December 28, 2011, eighteen police officers and federal marshals, came to Dr. Riley’s home (her family and minors present), with guns drawn and arrested her for murder. She was held without bail for twenty three days. The Maryland State’s Attorney used a 2005 fetal homicide law which had previously been used to prosecute defendants who attacked pregnant women and caused the demise of their fetuses for murder. Prior to Dr. Riley’s indictment, no doctor had ever been charged with murder for performing an abortion. In fact Maryland law provides doctors and patients with immunity for performing/consenting to this lawful medical procedure. 
If this case is successful, although the law guarantees a women’s right to a safe legal abortion, there will be no doctors to perform them. What doctor would risk being prosecuted for murder to perform a legal abortion? 
Dr. Riley has denied any criminal liability and through counsel is contesting the overreaching of both the Maryland statute and the prosecution that threatens Dr. Riley, as well as the many women who seek lawful, competent advice and services. To do so may require the assistance of experts to assist Dr. Riley and her defense counsel.
ELKTON, MD. — A judge has set a trial date of June 27 for a Utah abortion doctor charged with murder for the death of a fetus during a 2010 procedure in Maryland. 
Dr. Nicola Riley is charged under a Maryland law that allows prosecutors to pursue murder charges in the death of a viable fetus. Her former colleague, Dr. Steven Brigham of Voorhees, has been charged in the deaths of five fetuses. 
The law had not previously been used against abortion doctors, and attorneys for both doctors have argued that they are immune from prosecution. But Cecil County prosecutors have indicated they believe any killing of a viable fetus is homicide. 
Riley’s trial is scheduled to last through mid-July. Brigham is scheduled for trial starting on June 6.
Other Ways to Help
Please contact your local branch of the following organizations and ask them to support the defense of Dr. Riley.


Planned Parenthood 


NARAL


NOW


The National Abortion Federation  





Thank you.



Rick Santorum, Fashionista in his Wife Beater Sweater



I think we have a closeted fasionista headed to the White House. 


He takes the typical wife beater athletic shirt in cotton and transforms it into a wife beater sweater in wool.  How cool!


Lucky Mrs. Santorum.


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just because man invented God, does not mean that God does not exist



Clowns.  Proof that God exists?


Or is it merely the silly energy of it all that is the answer?




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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Dolan and Lori - Bergen and McCarthy? - Anybody see the lips move?

Charlie and Edgar?

It was horrible your Eminence 

TOo horrible.  That big black secular putty tat came into my store and...

- And?

And demanded I sell him a Ham Sandwich!.

- Oh the Horror!

Yes.  I deserve the red gown now.  I have now truly walked in the foot steps of the Martyrs!




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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Nutjob Rick Santorum Defines Strategies of Satan at the Ave Maria University



Ave Maria University, centerpiece of the gated pure white Catholic town of Ave Maria in Naples Florida, in 2008, was ground zero in Rick Santorum’s holy war, catholic sharia jihad, against Satan.

No porn on cable in Ave Maria, or condoms or contraceptives at the pharmacy, and no chocolate ice cream served. Only Vanilla! The town that Domino’s Pizza built.

Santorum was using the devil-tinged language after explaining Obama's position on abortion.  He quoted Bishop Samuel Aquila of Fargo, North Dakota, who said at the time, “Catholics who support so-called ‘abortion rights’ support a false right, promote a culture of death and are guarded by the father of lies."
"This is not a political war at all, this is not a culture war at all, this is a spiritual war," Santorum said, according to a recording of the speech on the university's website. "And the father of lies has his sights on what you think the father of lies, Satan, would have his sights on.  A good, decent, powerful, influential country, the United States of America."
The speech gained a new life this week when it surfaced on the website Right Wing Watch and was then picked up by the Drudge Report and a host of media outlets.
"If you were Satan, who would you attack?" the former U.S. senator asked the students.  "There's no one else to go after other than the United States, and that's been the case, for now, almost 200 years."
Santorum went on to explain how he thought the devil had attacked the United States in several areas: its foundations, academia, the Protestant Church and government.
Satan had relatively little success attacking the founders and the foundation of the country, said Santorum, who is a practicing Catholic.  But time, like an acid, wore away America's great institutions, "using those great vices of pride, vanity and sensuality as the root to attack all of the strong plants that has so deeply rooted in the American tradition," he said.
Santorum said Satan was first, and most successfully, attacked academia.  Once academia fell to pride and its own truths, he said, the Protestant Church fell next in the United States.
"We look at the shape of mainline Protestantism in this country, and it is in shambles, it is gone from the world of Christianity as I see it," he said.

Bishop “Ham Sandwich” Lori – Makes no F*cking Sense – Jon Stewart



Bishop Lori’s Kosher Deli Parable before Congress, comparing birth control to unclean Jewish food, did not hit the mark with Jon Stewart. 4:40 to 6:30 on video.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Chris Christie – the Price of my Soul – GOP VP and a Triple Order of Sausage and Peppers to go


425 pound Chris Christie Gumba Veto in Jersey on the equal marriage, civil rights bill.

Pass the pepper flakes a**hole!

Oh yeah, munch, munch.  I do not lead.  I only eat. 

Supersize it!



(AP)  TRENTON, N.J. - Gov. Chris Christie has followed through on his promise to reject a bill allowing same-sex marriage in New Jersey by quickly vetoing the measure Friday.

The veto came a day after the state Assembly passed the bill. The state Senate had passed it on Monday. Christie, a Republican who opposes same-sex marriage, had vowed "very swift action" once the bill reached his desk.
In returning the bill to the Legislature, Christie reaffirmed his view that voters should decide whether to change the definition of marriage in New Jersey. His veto also proposed creating an ombudsman to oversee compliance with the state's civil union law, which same-sex couples have said is flawed.
"I am adhering to what I've said since this bill was first introduced -- an issue of this magnitude and importance, which requires a constitutional amendment, should be left to the people of New Jersey to decide," Christie said in a statement. "I continue to encourage the Legislature to trust the people of New Jersey and seek their input by allowing our citizens to vote on a question that represents a profoundly significant societal change. This is the only path to amend our State Constitution and the best way to resolve the issue of same-sex marriage in our state."

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Neanderthal Time - Santorum and Foster Friess - Its the Sweater I think

I ain't igorant. I is a billionare.

And me and my jock supporter Rick Santorum don't know Jack Shit about women or birth control. 
Duh.  I am rich.  I am right. Right?


This whole contraception debate is just so new-fangled, says billionaire investor and mega-funder to the super PAC supporting former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) for President, Foster Friess.
In a simpler time, there were other ways to deal with female sexual desire. “Back in my day, they used Bayer Aspirin for contraceptives. The gals put it between their knees and it wasn’t that costly,” he said Thursday on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports, setting the host back for moment.
The general conversation was about Santorum’s past statements about contraception, who once said that it was “harmful to women.
The full exchange:
Mitchell: Do you have any concerns about some of his comments on social issues, contraception, about women in combat, and whether that would hurt his general election campaign would he be the nominee?
Friess: I get such a chuckle when these things come out. Here we have millions of our fellow Americans unemployed, we have jihadist camps being set up in Latin America, which Rick has been warning about, and people seem to be so preoccupied with sex. I think it says something about our culture. We maybe need a massive therapy session so we can concentrate on what the real issues are. And this contraceptive thing, my gosh, it’s such inexpensive. Back in my day, they used Bayer aspirin for contraceptives. The gals put it between their knees and it wasn’t that costly.
Mitchell: Excuse me, I’m just trying to catch my breath from that, Mr. Friess, frankly.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Dolan/Obama Boloney and Bean Chowder Recipe


"If life hands you lemons, make lemonade." - anonymous

If life hands you a "hill of beans" Timmy, make bean soup.



Dolan/Obama Boloney and Bean Chowder Recipe


1 cup large dry lima beans
4 cups water
1 envelope onion soup mix
1 teaspoon instant chicken bouillon granules 
1 16 ounce can tomatoes, cut up
4 ounces chunk boloney, coarsely chopped
1 cup milk

Directions
Rinse beans.
Place in large saucepan and add water.
Soak overnight. (Or, bring beans to boiling; reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover; let stand 1 hour.) 
Do not drain.
Add dry soup mix and chicken bouillon granules.
Bring to boiling.
Reduce heat and simmer, covered, till beans are tender, about 1 1/4 hours.
Add the undrained tomatoes, boloney, and milk.
Heat through, stirring occasionally.




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Happy Valentine - Dolly Parton




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War on Religion – We Hate Sex


War on Religion equals We Hate Sex is a quote I think from the Daily Kos guy on Olbermann.

Somewhere along the timeline, the fear factor that is the Republican Party merged with the Roman Catholic church.  The church's fear of sex, all sex, and the aging white boomers' male fear of not being able to get it up is the foundation of this new social construct in America. That, rather than issues being discussed in the current election cycle.

Obama’s new so-called “war on religion” is just a personification of the old south myth about the rogue colored man raping the white women fear factor.

The word of course would be rape.  No free white woman would cross the color line.  No free white woman could enjoy sex with a member of another species and or race. Enjoy sex that white men are not capable of giving.


And of course, the war on Obama is a coded wink nod war against his color or half color so to speak.

And the fear of sex by the so called seventy year old male virgins running the RCC is a surrogate war on Obama via women and their strange vagina things by these strange men, really creatures, in dresses, still actively, perceptually, living the Roman Empire life fifteen hundred years after the death of that empire.

Men are from Mars; Women are from Venus; Bishops are from Closets?

The churches are empty. 

The Government subsidizes the churches via crony faith based capitalism.

While I believe some physical churches in the USA could be turned into museums like in Rome for the lack of a flock, maybe we should just close all the churches and just send the monthly government faith based subsidy entitlement to some lock box at Wall Street or Vatican City.

Have a nice day.


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Monday, February 13, 2012

Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter - The South Shall Not Rise Again!




"President Lincoln's mother is killed by a supernatural creature, which fuels his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers."


Now you know why they are called red-necks!


Thank you Tim Burton.

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Insulting and Dangerous – Crony “Faith-Based” Capitalism


There was an op-ed article in the Philadelphia Inquirer yesterday by the current bishop there stating how the HHS mandate for full women’s healthcare is somehow “insulting and dangerous” to Charles Chaput’s sacred tradition of faith to denigrate women and their body functions.

Many Catholics are confused and angry. They should be.”

The church is confused because the bishops do not listen to women. When women talk, the bishops hear nothing. This “hold the pickles, hold the lettuce” dietary rule for females only, regarding healthcare, is a bit not true deli and does not ring true to the rest of us in the American Equality pursuit of happiness thingy.

That somewhere along the timeline, George W. Bush started doling out government bailouts to the churches, who by the way no longer listen to their members, who by the way no longer sustain their membership numbers now that these churches have their crony business fronts for the poor in the form of “social service” programs – whatever that means.

Churches are no longer in the business of faith.  

Churches are simply in business.  And getting crony government bailouts in the process.

Surely in these hard economic times, many of the bloated contracts being handed out as Pork to these “faith-based” crony capitalism organizations could be done more cheaply and efficiently in the private secular sector of the economy.


That way, the meager healthcare services offered to the crony relatives of these crony handout “faith-based” programs to these churches will no longer have to be challenged by any HHS mandates.

No exceptions or religious privileges will have to be demanded by this new generation of screaming neo-con welfare queens – the bishops – once they go out of business and go back to “Faith”.

In other words, get your lips off the government teat and stop whining about being abused as you more than likely mismanage the government crony dole you are now getting on the tax payers' dime. 

Man up Religion! Get off the dole!

Faith!  Or get off the pot. 


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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Becket Fund, Far Right’s ACLU, Behind EWTN’s Suit Against Women’s Rights





Over the years, one gets the idea that some little humble Catholic monastery/nunnery in the middle of Alabama is the best place to air black and white reruns of Insight and Bishop Sheen’s instructions on how to survive the coming nuclear holocaust with the Soviet Union, that that particular propaganda TV station amidst the cows and pastures is a little bit more than it seems.

That Sister Rizzo is just a front with the Religious TV Scam???

I don’t know why a Cable TV station feels that it must sue the Federal Government over HHS fair trade rules, but hey, if you’ve got GOP Pac money and the Becket Fund behind you, why not get on the overpaid martyr bandwagon against the Negro Predender President Barack Obama, it is as good as any other place to restart the culture war and hate that seems to be the vinegar blood of the RCC controlled by the Neo-Con Bishops and Neo-Con politicians these days.

The War for control of the New Global Town Square and New Global Culture – Game On.


The Becket Fund was founded in 1994 by Kevin Hasson, who had previously worked at the Office of Legal Counsel at the Justice Department and the Washington law firm Williams & Connolly, in which capacity he became well-known and controversial for defending Catholic University's decision to fire Charles Curran for his opposition to Church doctrine despite his being one of the most widely respected Catholic moral theologians in the academic community. This fact has raised serious questions in academic circles about the sincerity of Hasson's, and by extension the Becket Fund's, commitment to religious freedom.
Hasson named The Becket Fund after Thomas Becket, who was murdered accidentally in 1170 after a long series of altercations and events between the English monarch and state, the papacy and Becket.
In January 2007, Becket Fund Vice President and General Counsel Anthony Picarello, Jr. was named by American Lawyer magazine as one of the fifty most promising young litigators in the United States. Picarello became General Counsel of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in late September 2007.


Hasson signed his name to a full-page advertisement in the December 5, 2008 edition of  The New York Times which objected to violence and intimidation against religious institutions following the passage of Proposition 8. 


(What I don’t understand is how the victimizers in the public square get to yell “victim” and martyrdom and sainthood all at the same time as they are laughing all the way to the bank?

Religion in America has nothing to do with Jesus and or God.

Religion in America is nothing but a tax free scam.) 


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Timing of Bevilacqua Death “Peculiar” – Montgomery Country D.A. Risa Vetri Ferman



“…Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman asked the county coroner to examine the body of Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua last week because the timing of the 88-year-old prelate's death struck her as "peculiar," she said Friday.

Ferman acknowledged that she enlisted county Coroner Walter I. Hofman because the cardinal died one day after a Philadelphia judge said Bevilacqua could be called to testify at the child sex-abuse and endangerment trial of three current and former priests.

"I had the same reaction that many people had and that many people communicated with me," Ferman told reporters at a news conference in Norristown. "It struck many of us as odd, as peculiar, that the cardinal passed away so suddenly after the court ruling. . . . I just thought that someone should make sure that nothing happened that was inappropriate."

Ferman said she had no information to suggest that the cardinal was the victim of foul play or an unnatural death. She said her office had not opened an investigation…”




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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Catholic TV - EWTN – Sues to Guarantee Medieval Woman’s Health Care Standards

EWTN Playing God Again


Thursday, EWTN — a Catholic television network carried on thousands of cable systems in more than 100 countries — filed suit in U.S. District Court in Birmingham, Ala.
"We had no other option," said Michael Warsaw, president of EWTN, which stands for Eternal Word Television Network.

"Under the HHS mandate, EWTN is being forced by the government to make a choice: Either we provide employees coverage for contraception, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs and violate our conscience or offer our employees and their families no health insurance coverage at all. Neither of those choices is acceptable," Warsaw said.

On at least one point, Warsaw is wrong, said Erin Shields, HHS's top spokeswoman.
While the rule covers "emergency contraceptives" like Plan B and Next Choice, it doesn't cover drugs that cause abortion, Shields told NBC station WYFF of Greenville, S.C.




GOP/Catholic Pro-life Mantra – Respect Life but not People!

Jesus shooting Charles Darwin.
(BTW-Happy Birthday Charles 2/12)

The GOP and the Catholic bishops respect unborn life, but do not under any circumstance give a shit about people, once they are born.

A person’s worth is exactly that – their worth ($). 


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Catholic Matters - Santorum

Catholic matters - Santorum

Usual Bitchy Talk and Backstabbing In Vatican Over Plot to Kill Joe the Pope



Bitchy factions within the Vatican and a wish list of new and upcoming clerics who want to be corrupted by Vatican contract bids is boiling to the surface.

The old, the extremely old, holding onto power, has sparked wishful thinking among some in the Vatican of an alleged plot to kill the ancient pope. 


VATICAN CITY • A “plot” to kill Pope Benedict XVI disclosed Friday is only the latest in a series of rumours, leaks and corruption allegations in what experts believe is a bitter power struggle in the Vatican.
The Holy See’s press office has been forced into overdrive in recent days against multiple reports in Italian media centred mainly on the activities of the Vatican bank and Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican Secretary of State.
On Friday, the Vatican dismissed as “delirious” the writings of a cardinal who said he had heard of an unspecified assassination threat on the Pope and also described increasingly confrontational ties between the Pope and Cardinal Bertone.
The document — allegedly written by a Colombian cardinal and quoting declarations reportedly made by Italian cardinal Paolo Romeo, Archbishop of Palermo, during a visit to China — was also dismissed by Cardinal Romeo himself as “absolutely without basis.”
Whether its contents are true or not, the fact the apparently genuine Vatican document was leaked in the first place points to intrigue and growing tensions against Cardinal Bertone’s management style in the Roman Curia.
Although his honesty has not been called into question, the Cardinal has already been criticized after the publication of leaked confidential letters in which a Vatican whistleblower alleged a widespread culture of corruption.
The scathing letters were sent to Cardinal Bertone and the Pope last year by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, then-head of the Vatican governorate, who has since been appointed papal envoy to Washington in what he saw as a demotion.

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Friday, February 10, 2012

JFK - City Upon a Hill - Fascist Catholics Beware!



John Kennedy was a real American Catholic!

Fascist Catholics Beware!

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Revelation 13:18 – DCLXVI, The Number of the Beast




Revelation 13:18 – DCLXVI, 666, The Number of the Beast


There is much symbolism in the New Testament. One example is in the infamous referral to the number of the beast. Some historians have shown a relation to Hebrew numerology and the name of Nero.


I see a multilayer of anti-Roman sentiment especially in the use of the basic Roman numeral system of representing letters for numbers to also identify the beast. "This calls for some wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man's number. His number is DCLXVI." - Revelation 13:18


(D = 500 + C = 100 + L = 50 + X = 10 + V = 5 + I = 1) 500+100+50+10+5+1 = 666


Of course one cannot fully discount the numerology attached to the Hebrew alphabet which would possibly have the number of the beast to be a disguised slap at the anti-Jewish, anti-Christ persona in the form of the Roman dictator Nero.


Numbers like words are symbols. They cross reference thought, sound, meaning, and visual expression but in a perhaps more precisely calculated manner. If one is looking for the deepest possible meaning to John's new "riddle of the sphinx", so to speak, one has to probe deeper.


The polyglot language of the Roman world shows us how not one, but many languages, were in use at the time. This is evidenced by examples of slightly pre-Roman artifacts such as the Rosetta Stone. Good communication meant use of many of the best words of many base languages and, or, bold interpretations of other exotic, possibly esoteric languages and communications to convey the new Christian message.


The fishermen of souls were of a varied degree of backgrounds and educations. Their message was meant to reach the greatest possible number of souls. As such, I look at the simplest and the most complicated of people of that era and can say with confidence that the Roman numeral system was known to all the commerce and economies of Ben-Zebedee's world. Beyond the beast being a real person or a real event then, now or in the future, the true number of the beast is a simple and a complicated message.


The complicated answer I leave to the domain of scholars. For me, a simple man in a very complicated modern world, I, a visually oriented person, see the promises of Satan as a large amount, whether it be tallied in money or power etc.


To the ancient world, this was a large number. If one looks at it visually and in the basic six digits of Roman numerics, it is both a large number and a descending number of 500 ranging down to one.


The only thing missing is the Hindu-Arabic concept of zero which I add to my interpretation here.


The promise of Satan and of Evil is great but the promise and reality of the promise in the end equals itself to, or is less than, zero.


(June 6, 1998)




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