Monday, December 30, 2013

World Trade Center - New York - Garcia Lorca

…For I have not come to see the sky,

I come to see the blood that sweeps machines to waterfalls,

and the spirit onto the serpent’s tongue…

“New York” – Garcia Lorca, 1930


Sunday, December 29, 2013

Different Drum - Stone Poneys


Rafael Cruz – Traitor – NeoConfederate – AntiUnionist – Dirt Bag Trickle Down Economics Preacher – not a man of God

These paid for whores of the corporations, these immigrants who sat around for 48 years until they bothered to become a citizen and they try to shove their paid for opinions up our collective butts, well the coded talk just gets nastier and nastier.

All this “I am a Pastor” or “I was a ten minute victim of Castro” or “My son is the anointed of god” bullshit does not play well in the real world.

That if you try and say that 26 signers of 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence had some sort of degrees or interest in Theology, you are trying to block, hide your true interests behind tax free religion.

That to say what the founding fathers meant is code talk for “slavery is OK” and not just abuse of Africans by Europeans, in a modern sense you at saying that “economic slavery is OK”, that minimum wage and the right to organize as labor is wrong, a sin or in the best interests of the corporations as a new Massa Race.

That to preach slavery as Okay is treason. That Neo-Confederates are Anti-Unionists (the American Union) and these jerk offs and dirt bags belong in prison for sedition, especially the spy from Cuba, Rafael Cruz.


“Pastor” Rafael Cruz Repeats the Big Lie – Forging the Resumes of the Founding Fathers – Revisionist Fascist Religious History

If anybody knows how to fake a life resume it is Rafael Cruz, Head of the Grifter Cruz Family in Texas. Rafael in his salad days in Cuba personally knew Batista, Fidel and Santo Claus all on a personal first name basis before he swam without a boat, breaking all world records to freedom on American shores.

Here below he is repeating a lie started by that big fat rich pastor Rick Warren about some nonsense that 29 of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence had degrees in Theology. 

What absolute total Koch Brothers John Birch Society Heritage Foundation bullshit.


Friday, December 27, 2013

Catholic League Appeals for Evidence To Clear Archbishop Nienstedt of Minneapolis Accused of Grabbing a Boy’s Ass at Confirmation

I must say the police are actually investigating possible child abuse and by Archbishop Nienstedt of all people. 

Doctor Bill at Catholic League is looking for evidence to clear Nienstedt, to turn it over to authorities or destroy it if not helpful?

Catholic League:

Now—out of the blue—comes an unidentified male who claims he was touched on his buttocks in 2009 by the archbishop while posing for a group photo. Nienstedt denies the charge, adding that he has never inappropriately touched anyone. Moreover, he has not been told the identity of his accuser.

The Catholic League is asking those who were there to share with us any information they have. Specifically, we are interested in obtaining a tape recording, or set of photos, of any Confirmation ceremony in 2009 where Archbishop Nienstedt was present; presumably, the alleged victim was standing next to the archbishop. Also, we are asking anyone who knows anything about the accuser (someone knows who he is) to come forward.  Please email us at

Twin Cities Archbishop John Nienstedt, already under fire for failing to take action against priests suspected of abuse, announced Tuesday (Dec. 17) that he is stepping aside temporarily after a minor accused the outspoken archbishop of touching his buttocks during a group photo after a 2009 confirmation ceremony. 

In what he called “a difficult letter for me to write,” Nienstedt says he learned of the allegation during the weekend. He said he does not know the young man and he presumes his accuser to be “sincere in believing what he claims.” 

But he rejected the charge as “absolutely and entirely false.”

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Monsignor Lynn, Clergy Pedophile Enabler, Bribed Out Of Jail? Philadelphia the Most Corrupt Archdiocese in America?

On the one hand your have.
”The Philadelphia archdiocese says it doesn't change its pledge to protect children and remove abusive priests.
And then you have a bunch of typical greasy palmed Pennsylvania judges saying that Monsignor Lynn is not responsible for the welfare of children in the archdiocese. How convenient.

Cake and Eat It Too.

They don't call Charlie - "Chaput The Fixer" for nothing(-$).

Monsignor William Lynn has served 18 months in prison after a jury found he endangered a boy by helping protect a predator-priest. But an appeals court on Thursday overturned the child endangerment conviction, saying Lynn was not legally responsible for the boy's welfare.

Lynn's lawyers hoped the 62-year-old Lynn would go free, but the Superior Court has instead sent the bail issue back to the trial court.  
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams vows to oppose bail and appeal the ruling.

Victims' advocates are outraged by the ruling.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Newt Gingrich Crowns Phil Robertson – Duck Dynasty - The Perfect Storm White Fundie (Hater) Pope

Uber-Catholic Convert Newt Gingrich looking for an ideal GOP type replacement for the real Pope Francis has just crowned Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty his kind of hate spewing Pope by twisting, spinning Phil’s hate into golden straw.

“Ironically, if you read the whole interview, not just take one section, he talks very specifically about loving everybody,” Gingrich said on Crossfire. “He talks very specifically about not being judgmental toward anybody, that’s God’s decision, not his. I mean, it is remarkable. There’s sections there where he sounds like Pope Francis.”
Meanwhile at the White Church in West Monroe Louisiana the clan gathers to worship white hetero Jesus in Sunday services and “bible study”.

American Fundamentalist Vatican - West Monroe Louisiana

The reality show star and church elder led a small Bible study group in his West Monroe, La., church on Sunday, and the MailOnline was there. 

 Robertson defended himself and declared, 'I will not give or back off from my path," reports the site. He also noted that this is not the "first time" he has given his views on sin. And he added, "I love all men and women. I am a lover of humanity, not a hater." 

 After his Bible study group, Robertson joined the rest of the congregation for a church service. Robertson's son, Alan, led part of the proceedings and made reference to the attention the family has been getting. "Well we've had a quite a quiet week, shot some ducks, done some shopping, ignited a national controversy," he said.

Freedom to Hate - Freedom of Speech or Freedom of Religion? Or just the same old Second Amendment thing???


Jeremiah 10 3:5 Condemns Christmas Xmas and Holiday Trees

3 For the customs of the peoples are worthless; they cut a tree out of the forest, and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel. 4 They adorn it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so it will not totter. 5 Like a scarecrow in a melon patch, their idols cannot speak; they must be carried because they cannot walk. Do not fear them; they can do no harm nor can they do any good."


Sunday, December 22, 2013

Mayor of Salt Lake City Marries First Gay Couple in UTAH

Joining many others who have tied the knot today in Utah, Democratic State Senator and Utah Democratic Party Chairman Jim Dabakis married his partner in Salt Lake City, officially making him his husband. The city's mayor, Ralph Becker, officiated the ceremony.

I for one am a bit shocked with the speed that this cultural paradigm shift to Same Sex and or Gay Marriage has taken hold in America.

A whole generation of the young have not been raised in the prejudices and hatreds of mainstream Christianity. This is for both mainstream and some spheres of fundamentalist Christianity.

That the young have a live and let live attitude and in increased poll numbers do not see morality attached to human sexuality among consenting adults.

That all the Tens of Millions that the Mormon Church spent recruiting the Republican Party and the Roman Catholic Hierarchy to fight this mythical war, like the war on drugs etc., on privacy in the bedroom which is one of the most intimate and important in every human life - had been a wasted dime of tax free religious funding.

This backlash has come to manifest itself at the very foot of this man made religion and main Temple of Mormonism. 

Human rights cannot be dispensed with or hidden from view using the bible as some sort of ultimate authority on the rules of living. 

It may have worked that way decades or centuries ago but the future is coming at us at the speed of light – a human light?


Ted Cruz Decries the Persecution and Martyrdom of Fundamentalist "Christian" Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty Regarding his Opinions of Gays and Blacks

Ted Cruz, son of the Reverend Rafael Cruz of No Church Texas, is decrying the religious persecution of Phil Roberson’s drug induced like interpretation of the Bible. Phil twists the truth around like Daddy Ralph. Next we will be hearing about how Phil Escaped the Army through college, teaching and NFL draft deferments. Draft Dodger? Now that’s a real Republican???

"Free speech matters

“The reason that so many Americans love Duck Dynasty is because it represents the America usually ignored or mocked by liberal elites: a family that loves and cares for each other, believes in God, and speaks openly about their faith.

“If you believe in free speech or religious liberty, you should be deeply dismayed over the treatment of Phil Robertson. Phil expressed his personal views and his own religious faith; for that, he was suspended from his job. In a free society, anyone is free to disagree with him--but the mainstream media should not behave as the thought police censoring the views with which they disagree.

“And, as PC enforcers often forget, tolerance is a two-way street.”


Christmas – More and More a Cultural Christian Secular Holiday


This year more than ever, Americans prefer that stores and businesses welcome them with the more generic "Happy Holidays" or "Season's Greetings" than "Merry Christmas," according to a survey by the Public Religion Research Institute in partnership with Religion News Service.
And for one in four American adults (26%), Dec. 25 is simply a cultural holiday, not a religious holy day….
Why the shift toward a more secular Christmas? One reason, Jones said, is that a decade ago, many more people identified as evangelicals, who (according to the poll) take the holiday most seriously. Today, they are 18% of Americans — outnumbered by the 20% who say they have no religious identity, Jones said….
Selling to the under-30 crowd? Skip the religious greeting, 66% of young adults say. "They didn't grow up with a stigma attached to being unreligious," Jones said….
Most adults are about as religious about Christmas as their families were in their childhood: 70% celebrated it then as a strongly or somewhat religious day, but 26% had a cultural celebration.


Friday, December 20, 2013

Thinking Locally and Acting Locally is Why Phil Robertson Cannot Hack It In The New Global Culture – I.E. Jon and Kate Gosselin Syndrome

I know it is quite shocking for Phil Robertson to think that with all the luck and money and fame of being a pig shit duck call country phenomenon on American Reality TV, that he cannot hack it when he tried to bring his back woods nineteenth century world view into American Mainstream – (Global Culture) – view.

The cross energy matches the tired worn out late twentieth century cliché to "Think Locally but Act Globally" into sharp focus. 

That having backwoods trailer trash Sarah Palin witch, shaman and midwife along for the ride as coach and crutch when encountering reality beyond “reality” TV only invites disaster.

Jon and Kate Gosselin Syndrome. Need I say more. 

Reality TV with it easy 15 seconds of fame can sweep you back into the ole' back woods Vortex and even leave you living with a lot less than you are used to in a cabin in the woods without electricity and running water - which is what I think Phil Robertson really needs and wants. 

RIP Moron. 


Queen of White Trailer Trash Sarah Palin - Regina Vagina - Defends Phil Robertson's Duck DynASStee Sh*t Remarks On the Good Negroes of His Youth

"See. Main Street Wasilla. Not a single Negro. It's safe to visit. I swear."

Sarah Palin, Regina Vagina, Queen of the **nts, Defends Phil Robertson's Right to Remember the friendly Darkies of his Youth. 

Duck Shit coming our of Phil's mouth?

He also made comments regarding race and growing up in Louisiana before the civil rights era."I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I'm with the blacks, because we're white trash. We're going across the field. ... They're singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, 'I tell you what: These doggone white people' -- not a word!" 
Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues," GQ quotes Robertson as saying.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Catholic University Prostitutes Itself To Koch Brothers Funding – Defended by Uber-Catholic (Young Republicans) Cardinal Newman Society

Well the well heeled and or the well funded (From Where?) Newman Society, spys snitches on campus group, exposes the hypocrisy of Signatories on a Protest Letter regarding accepted tax free Tea Party Koch Brother Donations at the Catholic University of America – that these signatories work at other Catholic Universities that have already prostituted their moral ethnics by taking Koch Brother blood money – those institutions snitch named as the University of San Francisco, Notre Dame and Villanova etc.

The original protest letter expressed concern “that by accepting such a donation you send a confusing message to Catholic students and other faithful Catholics that the Koch brothers’ antigovernment, Tea Party ideology has the blessing of a university sanctioned by Catholic bishops.” –

CUA’s statement also points out that among the 50 signatories to the Faith in Public Life letter are 15 who are affiliated with other colleges and universities that have received financial support from the Koch Foundation, including the University of San Francisco, the University of Notre Dame, and Villanova University, among others.

“So widespread and, on balance, non-controversial has been the Foundation’s support for higher education that we wonder whether the 15 signatories realized, before they endorsed the letter, that their institutions are ‘guilty’ of the same association they chastise The Catholic University of America for,” reads the statement. “And if they were aware of this, we wonder why they apply a different standard to The Catholic University of America than they do to their own institutions.”

Merry White Trash Tea Party Kenzo Christmas – Philly USA LOL

Santa Claus as GOP Tea Party Pundit in What Passes For Christ in Christmas Christianity Love and Tolerance in the USA and or Philly these Days. LOL


Monday, December 16, 2013

Santa Claus – A White Marxist – Who Pays For All Those FreeBee Toys – The Government???

Well now we know Santa is White. (Thanks Megyn)

But is he a Commie, a Marxist like the Pope? (Thanks Rush)

He has no-knock access to all our houses.

He knows who is naughty and nice?

Who bankrolls his operations??? The NSA, the CIA?

In other words, the Gubmint pays for all those "free" toys with Taxpayers Money???


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Is Santa Claus a Christian Symbol or a Secular Symbol?

Megyn Kelly gives the go ahead to a white Santa and whatever it is he does with kids at this “Holiday” Time of year.

It is Retail Greed Season. That is somehow tied to the mythical Jesus’ birthday and birthday gifts and well I just don’t understand why Fox News wants to keep Chri$T in Chi$tmas and keep it as a for “whites only” to understand and enjoy the holiday thing. Big Mixed Message there.

The original Saint Nicolas gave a dowry of a gold coin for about a half a dozen ugly maidens/virgins in fourth century Turkey. They always say Asia Minor, like the Turkish conquest of Constantinople never happened in 1453 C. E. etc.

Anyway, Saint Nicolas is a bishop, he has cash to waste on charity and stuff and maybe a half dozen unmarried women in the local village will destabilize the region etc.

Give each girl/woman a gold coin as dowry and the local shepherd or goatherd sees another two dozen animals added to his flock. A fair trade. An ugly wife for two dozen goats?

Anyway. Fox News wants to define marriage but does not want anybody to get minimum wage and that destabilizes communities more so than any marriage arrangements. Whatever.

Santa Claus as Cola Cola Marketing Iconography sells coke. Santa sells Christmas. Santa sells greed. Santa sells the Chri$tmas season.

Santa however does not have a pastoral cross around his neck as he asks children to sit on his lap and ask for goodies from a white sugar daddy/bishop symbol type.

So when Fox News Wants to Put Chri$t back in the secular season, do they want Santa or is he just collateral propaganda on the whole convoluted season of artificial gift giving bought on credit and plastic?


Megyn Kelly Defends White 4th Century Bishop Symbols & Their Continued Unfettered Access to Defenseless Little Children – Santa a perfect storm symbol for Pedophilia Megyn?

So long as he is white, Santa is safe around all kids. Yeah right Megyn.

“Humor is a part of what we try to bring to this show but sometimes that is lost on the humorless,” Kelly said, attempting to turn the tables on her critics, who have accused Kelly of being everything from insensitive to an outright racist. 
 Kelly then played an extensive clip showing critics and comic tearing apart her comments, including reactions from CNN’s Don Lemon, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and late night host Jimmy Kimmel. 
 “This would be funny if it were not so telling about our society,” Kelly continued, accusing her critics of possessing a “kneejerk reaction to race bait.” “This wasn’t motivated by any racial fear.”

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Carol of the Bells - Libera


Real Time Jesus, Maria, Jose – Philly – Kenzo – Manger

Bus Stop Jesus - Holiday Vision

It is strange to say this but the usual Victorian safe middle class era Jesus and his Manger scene sucks.

Jesus in real time sucks, hurts, needs a fix, needs a sandwich, needs a homeless shelter bed. Reality 21 century style is harsher than the fairy tale of the “Chrystian” Jesus of white bread (mean spirited GOP) heartland America.


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Arizona Walmart Bans Bargain Hunter Worldwide for Life – Corporate War on Humanity Continues

Walmart employees told him price matching wasn’t allowed in the store, soon the police arrived. 

‘When I left, he turned around and called the Pinal County Sheriff's Office and said he felt intimidated and threatened,’ he explained.

‘I was upset, but never once did I say anything to the gentleman.’ 

A return visit three days later resulted in the penny pincher being handed a court summons and a notice from Walmart headquarters banning him from any location worldwide – all while he was in handcuffs.

Sarah Palin About To Politicize Fish And Nature – Ripoff Version of “Doomsday Preppers”? - Sarahapolypse

Fox News in the forest. Sarah Palin and Nature? LOL

More like Wasilla “Doomsday Preppers”. LMAO

Since her failed bid for the vice presidency in 2008, the former Alaska governor has worked as a commentator on Fox News Channel and was host of a short-lived series about her home state, Sarah Palin's Alaska, that ran on the TLC network. 

Owners of The Sportsman Channel tried and failed this year to buy its chief competitor, the Outdoors Channel, which airs in slightly more households. The effort attracted some controversy because Leo Hindery Jr., a media executive whose company owns The Sportsman Channel, is a Democratic fundraiser and regarded warily by politically conservative outdoor enthusiasts who worried about what he might do to Outdoors. 

Some of the content on The Sportsman Channel suggests they shouldn't be too concerned. Besides the upcoming Palin series, Sportsman airs a series with conservative activist and rock musician Ted Nugent.

Sportsman also airs a TV version of the National Rifle Association-sponsored radio show, NRA News, Cam & Co., each weekday and NRA Guns & Gold, a show about guns styled after Antiques Roadshow. Harvey said The Sportsman Channel has no interest in being politically polarizing. (yeah right)

Ted Cruz Moons Raul Castro At Mandela Funeral - "Kiss My Shiny White Canadian Heiny You Commie Bitch!" - LOL

Katherine Lopez’s sorority newsletter reports that Ted Cruz went all the way to Nelson Mandela’s memorial service in South Africa, traveling thousands of miles and spending tens of thousands of dollars on the taxpayers’ dime to go to the bathroom when the scheduled head of the Cuban state Raul Castro made remarks in eulogy of Mandela.

Raul Castro later remarked “Like father, like son. We sent gopher Rafael Cruz out for coffee. He also took a powder and missed a revolution. And he never returned the coffee money…”


Friday, December 6, 2013

Murdoch’s FOX NEWS War on Christ and or Pope Francis ?

Some journalist, Adam Shaw, just pimped himself out to Fox News for 30 pieces of Silver? Can you imagine comparing Pope Francis to Obama. 

That is like all kinds of layers of hate and distortion and propaganda 



Adam Shaw, an editor for the Fox News website, has been taking a lot of heat, even from some conservatives, for a rip-roaring assessment of the pope’s recent apostolic exhortation. His column is titled: “Pope Francis is the Catholic Church’s Obama – God help us,” which gives you a sense of where Shaw was coming from. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Less Government – Less Corporation – Less Crap coming out of the mouth of Sarah Palin Please!– Paid stooge of the Corporations – ALEC = Slavery Sarah and not The National Debt

These so called conservatives say they want less government. They never say they want less Big Corporations to bully people and make people pay for things that are free, with a little investment, like solar power.

Solar power goes back to Jimmy Carter and the Saudi Arabian War on American with their Oil Embargo against us. The Saudis are still there. Their very best fanatics brought down the World Trade Center in 2001 but lets not talk about that. 

Bottom line, buy oil, support Pagan Arab Corruption in the Middle East. Don’t use solar power. Sarah Palin would not approve of your cheating Big Corporations of their entitled profits.

Details of Alec’s strategy to block clean energy development at every stage – from the individual rooftop to the White House – are revealed as the group gathers for its policy summit in Washington this week.  
 About 800 state legislators and business leaders are due to attend the three-day event, which begins on Wednesday with appearances by the Wisconsin senator Ron Johnson and the Republican budget guru and fellow Wisconsinite Paul Ryan. 
 Other Alec speakers will be a leading figure behind the recent government shutdown, US senator Ted Cruz of Texas, and the governors of Indiana and Wyoming, Mike Pence and Matt Mead. 
 For 2014, Alec plans to promote a suite of model bills and resolutions aimed at blocking Barack Obama from cutting greenhouse gas emissions, and state governments from promoting the expansion of wind and solar power through regulations known as Renewable Portfolio Standards. 
 Documents obtained by the Guardian show the core elements of its strategy began to take shape at the previous board meeting in Chicago in August, with meetings of its energy, environment and agriculture subcommittees. 


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Martin Bashir Becomes a Brown Scalp Trophy on Sarah Palin's Belt

Martin Bashir is brown, south Asian, not black, but he does not live in Britain I suspect where the color of his skin defines his place in the scheme of things more so there than here.

When thoughtless morons like Palin compare things to slavery or Nazis, she doe not have a clue what she speaks of.

A talking dog act? 

And yes he scraped the very edge of anger in response. He was one of the few professional but more than that intelligent is a decent I.Q. sense journalist on cable news. I will miss him. I hope he lands in a good place somewhere.

We instead have to submit to the media whore that the establishment keeps shoving down our throats as somebody who has a valid opinion on anything. Yeah Right.


Monday, December 2, 2013

RC Church Allentown PA / Lehigh County Intitutional Bigotry – Vic Mazziotti and Andy Baker in Bed Together on Bigotry Issues But Definitely “Not Queer” or so they claim?

Msgr. "I Wanna B Bishop!" Andrew Baker - Commissioner Vic "I Ain't Queer" Mazziotti
(In some Roman Catholics Circles - Being anti-gay Bigots is the New Black)

My civilised (British spelling) friend Dave sent me a link to remind what I am missing and what is it like sometimes to live among the Neanderthals in Northeast Pennsylvania.  lol
Bishop Barre’s Consigliere Rev. Andrew Baker Defends Lehigh County Government’s Bigotry toward Same Sex Couple Benefits.
The Republican big guy in Lehigh County recently made it clear that same sex couples, married in other states, have no right to marital benefits if working in Lehigh County government, both because same sex marriage is not yet a civil right recognized in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania but more importantly, the Roman Catholic Church has ultimate veto power over Commissioner Vic Mazziotti to even use his brain (theoretical presence assumed there) in the matter. The church thinks for him. May I suggest Vic send his paycheck from the County straight to the Vatican. LOL
And the Bishop’s right hand yes man stooge Msgr. Andy Baker in charge of the Italian Cathedral, is backing up Vic Mazziotti’s right to bigot up the place in name of Holy Mudder Church. 
What a bunch of Neaderthals living in northeast Pennsylvania.
Visitor’s beware.
Even its most strident cheerleaders will agree there are many problems in Allentown. Violent crime. High unemployment. Terrible schools. Extreme poverty. Hunger. Homelessness. It's a place where a church, any church, can do so much good. So what does one Allentown priest do? 
 Attack the gays. 
 In a snippy letter to the editor, a Catholic Allentown pastor has taken aim, not at any of Allentown's real problems, but those damn queers. Andrew Baker, a Bishop wannabe housed in comfort at Allentown's Cathedral, calls same sex benefits a "potential harm to the common good" and likens them to extending maternity benefits to men. 
 Gays, incidentally, are manufactured in Greece by Satan and then shipped all over the world. 
 Baker has condemned the gay menace before. In 2002, while doing a stint at the Vatican with all the other Bishop wannabes, the obscene wealth did not trouble him a bit. But he sure was bothered by gay priests. In an essay, Baker called homosexuality a "disorder" and worried that gay priests could ruin the good gig priests have at places like St. Catharine of Siena, where rich people can pretend they're just like Jesus Christ. Except cleaner. 
 I'd be a little more worried about pedophiles. 
 If you google Baker, you'll learn that he's very concerned about gays and "religious freedom." But not much about poverty, illness, homelessness, violence. 
 Make that man a Cardinal! 
 Baker does not speak for the Church. Nor does Vic Mazziotti, a Lehigh County Commissioner who hid behind Baker's robes to justify a vote denying same sex benefits in that County.

For a second time, Lehigh County commissioners on Wednesday struck down a provision in the 2014 budget that would extend benefits to same-sex spouses. 

Republican commissioners blocked Democratic Executive Matt Croslis' veto that would have restored funding for the new program, which the commissioners eliminated in a budget amendment... 

Republican Commissioner Vic Mazziotti said he opposed the expansion because the state does not recognize same-sex marriage, and for a religious reason.

 "I'm a Catholic, and in the Catholic Church individual members of the church aren't permitted to determine what is appropriate and not appropriate," he said. "The church's position on same-sex marriage is clear. 
They do not support it. Were I to vote for this, I would be cooperating with behavior that my church does not condone. … No faithful Catholic could vote for this amendment." 

 In defense of all the cuts, board President Lisa Scheller argued that the county has a spending problem and decisive action is needed to avoid a tax increase in 2015. 
 While the benefits were allotted $219,000 in the original budget, Croslis readjusted the estimate down to $50,000, based on evidence from other large employers. 
 "I'm a practicing Catholic as well," Croslis said. "When it comes to this, our policy discriminates."



Bill Donohue Catholic League Boosting Bill Maher's Ratings Again Whining About Catholic Real Time Reality

Bill Donohue, the president and possible sole member of the Catholic League, has called for HBO to cancel Real Time With Bill Maher after the most recent show featured Wonket Pal Dan Savage, who very offensively and unfairly suggested that Catholic priests do sex on children. Donohue, who has a history of downplaying sexual abuse by priests, is likely to be about as successful in getting Bill Maher off the air as he was in his epic battle against Jon Stewart last year. We predict that in two weeks, after nothing has happened to Bill Maher, Donohue will declare victory and ask for some donations to continue his important work of complaining about the Simpsons.