Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Monday, February 4, 2013
Protect the Pope Insists on Roman Catholic State Funeral At Westminster Abby with The Pope no less Officiating for Paedophile King Richard III’s Bones
Fresh from a Religious Liberty Victory browbeating the Pret A Manger sandwich chain into withdrawing a secular product “Virgin Mary” crisps/chips at great expense, mad with power church militant Catholic Deacon Nick Donnelly is insisting that recently discovered bones of the evil King Richard III be turned over to Roman Catholic pomp and circumstance in Protestant Britain.
Although Richard probably received RC rites and or services at his internment at the monastery where he was buried, the Catholic Right Wing want to shove everybody in Britain’s nose in Popery to satisfy their inferiority complex of living in Church of England territory.
The bones are going to be interred in 2014 at the local Leicester Cathedral of St. Martin COE.
A lot of controversy about Richard’s ascension to the throne, through a crooked RC theologian claiming a flaw in Edward IV’s marriage contract, thus bastardizing the legitimate twelve year old heir to the throne Edward V (Edward IV's oldest son).
Richard captures Edward V and puts him in the Tower of London as his protector and then conveniently discovers that he Richard is in fact the only legitimate king thanks to the corruption of the local RC establishment, a corruption dealt with under Henry VIII later on in Brit history.
Then Richard throws Edward’s ten year old younger brother in the Tower with Edward and the two possible heirs to Richard’s throne disappear mysteriously, said to be murdered.
Sounds like a spec movie script from modern RC archives. Two underage boys and their claims being discounted by corrupt clergy covering up grabs for power and grabs for little boys asses etc. LOL
Richard of course eventually gets his in the end and now five hundred years later the RC wants to make him a saint even though the two lost boys in question got fucked figuratively and or literally in the process.
Good luck with your campaign for Sainthood for Richard III Deacon Donnelly.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Is Father Schüller of Austria the New Martin Luther Facing Down the Obscene Corruption of John Paul II’s and Benedict XVI’s Vatican?
Fr. Helmut Schüller
The leader of a dissident movement of Austrian priests has been stripped of the title “Monsignor” by the Vatican.
Father Helmut Schüller, the head of the Austrian Priests’ Initiative and a former vicar general of the Vienna archdiocese, no longer holds the honorary title of “Chaplain of his Holiness,” the Vatican announced on November 29. The action comes more than a year after the Austrian Priests’ Initiative launched a “Call to Disobedience,” encouraging clergymen to defy Church teachings on issues including homosexuality, intercommunion, and the ordination of women. More than 400 Austrian priests have expressed support for the dissident movement.
Fr Schüller, the leader of Austrian priests and deacons openly defying the authority of the Church and dissenting from her teachings, has announced the formation of a pan-Germanic group of dissenting clergy that will soon incorporate disobedient clergy from the Anglo-saxon countries, including Ireland, Australia and the USA by the autumn.
The Austrian Priests Intiative, with their Declaration of Disobedience, have joined with disloyal groups of clergy in Germany and Switzerland, forming a group of 1,500 priests and deacons who are breaking their promises of obedience made at their ordination.
There was a meeting of representatives of the disobedient priests and deacons in Munich between the 24-26 January 2013, that issued the following statement:
‘We stand for honest awareness of the situations in which people find themselves in their lives and for the credibility of church practice. That is why we openly specify what we do, even if it contradicts present church rules. …
We are against absolutist structures in our Church and advocate civil rights and transparency.
People who want to destroy the government are anarchists by definition. Guns would seem to be the means to overthrow a government or a means to survive after the veneer of civilization collapses.
While having worked in the Federal Government briefly, I have no doubts that 25% of Government could be eliminated tomorrow across the board including the military. Such a transition would probably put the economy into another economic tailspin and
depression great recession.
Getting back to the second amendment, I can see merit in actor Danny Glover in Britain recently stating that the second amendment of two hundred years ago was a concession of the federal government to immediate local concerns such as slave uprisings or retaliation from Native Americans for the forceful taking away of their lands and or means of survival through nature.
No doubt the National Rifle Association NRA was once a gun clubby thing until the eighties and commoditizing everything in the economy not nailed down and putting a value on it and making a buck off it and not living up to any original purpose and such. Knights of Columbus as an example of how a simple domestic Catholic charity and insurance co-op got turned into an arm of the global Vatican Bank INC and money launderer for the GOP.
In government, I do not want to say what departments need radical reform or dismantling. I will say having working in the Housing and Urban Development, that the government in this day and age should not be the guarantor of mortgages. That government entities such and Fanny and Freddy were used to outsource risk and responsibility away from private corporations and onto the Gubmint. That's gubmint we can so without. Put responsibility back on the shoulders of private capital.
The Janus speak of Corporate Fox News and the wanting of Conservatives to have less government is really a way of saying corporations want more government guarantees of corporate mismanagement at the expense of the social safety net to pay for the mistakes of coke head bankers and coke header Wall Street brokers.
That all this talk of taking guns away by the government is bullshit.
Government is incapable of doing most things. FEMA in Katrina is a great example of how Government really or really does not work. Can you imagine them, these FEMA types, trying to take anybody’s guns away? LOL
Talk of the second amendment is a distraction. Another Fox News Noise Machine effort while real responsibility and fiscal common sense in the management of government is being usurped by the new Anarchists, the Corporations. With Wayne LaPierre and his million dollar annual salary and expense accounts cheerleading for the corporate anarchists, gun manufacturers etc.
The real New Anarchists are the corporations that have stolen, usurped the needs and services of the common man’s government. Corporations are now trying to pawn off responsibility to bullshit issues like guns and the second amendment via FOX NEWS while they steal our national treasury right out from under us just like they have already done so with our American Bill of Rights (Second Amendment Included).
|Actor Eli Wallach|
Boy Wayne LaPierre and Company at the NRA, you are all a bunch of bullies and pussies.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
|Ed Koch - Mayor of New York City 1978-1989|
Old Ed was perhaps to some a few points shy of the Jewish “mashugana” bizarre label. In a town as diverse and crazy as New York can get he was a consolation prize or Kewpie Doll in the crowded 1977 Democratic primary race for mayor, which he was shortly labeled as at his beginning in office which an older co-worker called him, repeated from the newspapers, and she got a satisfying chuckle of it every time she used the label "Kewpie Doll".
Shirley MacLaine described him as “gay” in her first book Out On a Limb without directly saying who he was and describing that one particular politician who was predicted to run for mayor by some South American Phychic or such as just another politician hanging around the NYC scene before he was mayor.
I think like in Shirley’s book, nobody really publicly outed people in the old days and I think Ed just couldn’t be bothered with the baggage attached to a “I am a Gay man” standup comedy routine. He was of his generation and its traditions to the bitter end. (Some matters personal and private are best left personal and private.)
He was a natural salesman and talker and put the old burned out post war city back on track to the future as its PR spokesman and symbol.
His running for a fourth term was a mistake. Twelve years of anybody including FDR is enough in any democracy.
My own memories of him.
I remember him rounding a corner around 23rd and Broadway on the way to a street fair I and a girlfriend had just left and he was surrounded by something like six, six foot five feet plus tall police detectives / bodyguards in suits, some them almost running trying to keep up with Koch already ahead of them on his way to dazzle the crowds. Ed was tall. Wow. And no guns showing. Where’s the beef? Right there up in your face, that entourage. LOL
I shook his hand somewhere at one of those Sunday street fairs as a hand reaching out of a crowd surrounding him. He had an iron handshake grip even for a brief shake. He also had a great personal up front in your face presence / charisma.
In his retirement he had an office in my building at Sixth Avenue and 51st Street, Rockefeller Center, but on an entirely different floor, different elevator bank. I said a distant hello to him maybe a half dozen times over the years usually on the street and I think he walked from the Lexington Avenue subway line to his office every morning.
I once did see some very enthusiastic young female tourist in a backpack out front asking him for an autograph etc. But Ed’s all but drooling attention was on the girl’s twenty year old or so boyfriend with her. The boyfriend’s face was beet red in embarrassment.
He was fond of Roman Catholic Ritual and I think might have converted but he decided to keep it Jewish for political harmony sake.
Bought a cemetery plot in Harlem at 155th and Broadway in an Episcopalian graveyard several years ago, one of the last open cemeteries in the city, with a great view of the city further downtown for $20,000.
His only request to the Episcopalians who were glad to have him was for the entrance to the graveyard nearest his grave be labeled “Jews' Gate” after he was put to rest there.
Rest in peace Mr. Mayor.
|The Global Urban - Real - Town Square|
Looking at some news stories, I am reminded how reactions to some stories play out in the virtual Town Square.
Opus Dei Archbishop Gomez of Los Angeles was forced, screaming and kicking, to suspend Cardinal Mahony’s minor roles of bishop emeritus and force the resignation of
Monsignor Bishop Curry from his very
rich plum assignment in Santa Barbara Ca. Gomez did so because he wants the
red hat and must seem to care, which he does not, about children being raped by
Catholic priests and their superiors covering up the crimes as a normal part of
their clerical duties. A little bit like
the old real American Town Square squeaking through on that one.
Deadbeat Pastor at Applebee’s stiffing the waitresses on the tip, may or may not be have a racist element to it on two sides of the same coin but a waitress with the ability to stick up for the rights of a fellow worker I applaud even though I think her actions about posting the receipt online a legitimate cause for dismissal. I have no feeling for a Pastor that thinks that bullshitting from a pulpit for a paycheck is somehow superior to waiting tables. The reaction in the virtual town square to this situation is making a hard hit on the enter keys everywhere in the America blogosphere and making me think that the real town square still exists or can exist somewhere in our hearts, town, nation, planet.
So too, with Pret a Manger Sandwich shops in London spreading their mean little elitist sandwiches, Horn and Hardart's automat quality sandwiches without the nickels and dimes, here to America for mean little elitist customers who want to be smiled at and thanked for buying stale automat style elitist sandwiches in an upscale shop reeks of the customer’s, mostly female and workaholics, need and inability to getting a private wholesome life to offset short lonely lunch hours at one’s work desk.
|Horn and Hardart Automat Dispensing Food Through Glass Doors - circa 1940|
Researching Pret a Manger sees the management caving into the Catholic Right and their letting the fundalmentalist Catholics put their imprimatur/veto on the naming of Pret a Manger chips/crisps which says so much, they don’t care about anybody or anything so long as they can sell the product unhindered, especially when the American model of using illegals and immigrants in service industries, mostly white from Europe in Pret’s London model, in a business practice / model, is starting to be set in stone and taught in our business colleges and graduate schools globally. And testifies to the greatly discounted nature of humanity on the present global corporate spreadsheet.
|Andrej Stopa, Immigrant, Union Organizer Pret A Manger London|
Human dignity has a price and it must begin not from the top but from within.
“I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers (or sisters) of mine, you did also for me.”
Alois Bell of the Church of the Tax Dodging Jesus Outed as the Deadbeat Pastor at Applebee’s who gets her Jollies Pissing on the Help/Waitress
All you Church Ladies out there can watch the full 12 minutes of Pastor Bell’s BS (they pulled the first video and found this other one) before a night out with the other church ladies, separate checks on a table for 20 – hey waitress, why you taking so long with my bill? - who can brag about her mythical tithing in a money laundering, tax dodging Jesus enterprise in St. Louis Mo? Piss on the help. I am saved???
Zero grace to you bitch! A-(mouth full)-men brothers and sisters. Belch!
|Pastor Aloise Bell's Generous Christian Tip at Applebee's|
Friday, February 1, 2013
Happy Underpaid Employees at Pret a Manger – “Emotional Labor”* Making the Scientology-Like Version of Sandwiches in London, New York, Chicago Etc.
In a whole new world out there in modern business regarding exploitation and brainwashing of employees, mostly immigrants, not native Brits, in London etc.
Pret doesn't merely want its employees to lend their minds and bodies; it wants their souls, too. It will not employ anyone who is "here just for the money." Noting that one Pret worker in London got fired soon after he tried to start a union—the company maintained it was for making homophobic comments—Myerscough suggested the worker's true offense was being unhappy enough to want to start a union, since "Pret workers aren't supposed to be unhappy." The sin commenceth with the thought, not the deed.
*Emotional labor is not itself new. Prostitutes have faked orgasms for millennia. With greater sincerity (one hopes), undertakers calm the grieving, nurses comfort the sick, and migrant nannies lavish on other people's children the love they aren't present to furnish back home. Flight attendants, in the pre-feminist era, calmed jittery flyers by being pretty, friendly, even a little bit flirtatious; this ended with deregulation in the early '80s as airlines stopped competing on service and started competing on price.
In all these instances, emotional labor served (legitimately or not) identifiable emotional needs. That's not true at Pret. Fast-food service is not one of the caring professions. The only imperatives typically addressed in a Pret shop are hunger and thirst. Why must the person who sells me a cheddar and tomato sandwich have "presence" and "create a sense of fun"? Why can't he or she be doing it "just for the money"? I don't expect the swiping of my credit card to be anybody's vocation. This is, after all, the economy's bottom most rung.
|Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles|
Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez announced Thursday that Cardinal Roger Mahony would have a reduced role in the church and that Santa Barbara Bishop Thomas J. Curry has stepped down from that job amid recent revelations over their handling of the priest abuse scandal in the 1980s.
"Effective immediately, I have informed Cardinal Mahony that he will no longer have any administrative or public duties. Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Curry has also publicly apologized for his decisions while serving as Vicar for Clergy. I have accepted his request to be relieved of his responsibility as the Regional Bishop of Santa Barbara,” Gomez wrote in a letter.
Internal Catholic church records released Monday show that 15 years before the clergy sex abuse scandal came to light, Mahony and Curry discussed ways to conceal the molestation of children from law enforcement.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
|Wimp CEO Clive Schlee - Pret a Manger Sandwich Shops|
Well, don’t go into a bar in Britain and order a Virgin Mary cocktail, the thought police, the Catholic Temple police will be all over you for stealing their sacred copyrighted expired words and you daring to use them in the common vernacular secular street use of them.
Grammer Nazis and pathos in practice here.
Keep your stingy malnourished little Brit Sandwiches and stale bags of chips on your side of the pond please.
We in America like real food. Freshly made! (by illegal immigrant hands!) (right in front of you and not god knows where in a basement in the Bronx?)
Your whole New York City operation offends me as a Cultural Christian. Please leave immediately. Amen.
"Mel" In "Protect the Pope" Blog comments 7:52 PM:
“One of the things we need to go away and think about is what this incident tells us about how we defend our faith in the future. We’ve been passive for too long in the face of mockery of our faith and discrimination against us as Catholics. We can change things!”
We are the Church Militant. ‘The kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and men of violence take it by force’ Matt 11:12
Mean Spirited Pastor Stiffs Waitress on Tip - Blames God for Being a Cheap Bastard and General All Around A-Hole - Waitress Fired by Applebee's
If I was God I would tell him to go Feck himself!.
Earlier this week, we posted a story about a restaurant customer who not only chose to deny the waitress a tip, but also wrote “I Give God 10% Why do you Get 18?” on the receipt. Now we’ve learned that the server who posted the receipt online has been fired.
“I originally posted the note as a lighthearted joke,” says Chelsea, who was dismissed from her job at Applebee’s on Wednesday, as the story began to spread across the Internet. “I thought the note was insulting, but it was also comical. I posted it to Reddit because I thought other users would find it entertaining.”
Chelsea tells Consumerist that the receipt was actually not even for her table. Rather, the server on the receiving end of the note showed it to Chelsea, who snapped a photo of it later that night.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
For someone who makes their living off of tips, it seems like the customer’s note was salt in the wound for Chelsea.
“We make $3.50 an hour. Most of my paychecks are less than pocket change because I have to pay taxes on the tips I make,” she explains. “After sharing my tips with hosts, bussers, and bartenders, I make less than $9/hr on average, before taxes.
In her job, Chelsea says she skipped bathroom breaks when things got busy, went hungry when she had to work several tables at a time, would work until 1:30 a.m. and then come back in at 10:30 a.m.
“I am expected to portray a canned personality that has been found to be least offensive to the greatest amount of people,” she tells Consumerist. “I come home exhausted, sore, burnt, dirty, and blistered on a good day. And after all that, I can be fired for ‘embarrassing’ someone who directly insults their server on religious grounds.”
Chelsea agrees with those who argue in favor of a payment system that doesn’t make restaurant servers reliant on tips.
Wayne LaPierre’s Family Not Effected by Gun Violence in America? – Gabby Giffords Cares About the American Family
|Safeway Parking Lot - N. Oracle and W. Ina Roads, Tucson Arizona|
Wayne Lapierre, the gun salesman, apparently lives in a vacuum.
We do not know how Gun Violence affects his family in its everyday reality and function.
The facts of his family, like his religion, are a well-guarded secret. This, even after the NRA making the President’s children the object of criticism of the Gun Lobby via the NRA talking a coded racist message, commercial, about wasted U.S. taxpayers money on protecting “them” from gun violence in the White House.
It is a pity we do not know how Wayne really cares or does not care beyond his saleswoman wife Susan, working on direct salary and or commission for the NRA raising funds for NRA “philanthropy” work?
Gun Sales are good for the Wayne LaPierre family even it is only a husband and wife childless, by choice, marriage?
“This is an important conversation for our children, for our communities, for Democrats and Republicans. Speaking is difficult, but I need to say something important. Violence is a big problem. Too many children are dying; too many children. We must do something. It will be hard, but the time is now. You must act. Be bold. Be courageous. Americans are counting on you. Thank you.” ~~ Former Arizona U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/gabby-giffords-guns-nra-article-1.1251655#ixzz2JYzpzHdL
As you well know I have something of a personal stake, interest, in former Rep. Gabby Gifford, having written a piece a month after her personal tragedy in Tucson alongside the tragedy of others by gun violence and mental illness two years ago.
Gabby Giffords may not have children at the moment, but she, unlike Wayne LaPierre and Company, cares about the well being of the American Family.
Keep up the good work of caring about us little Americans that do not seem to count for much at the NRA.
God bless you Gabby and your husband Mark.
|Safeway Parking Lot - N. Oracle Rd and W. Ina Road Tucson (Google Maps)|
British Catholic Temple Police Condemn Sandwich Chain “Pret a Manger” for Alleged Religious Insult over Tomato Flavored Potato Chip/Crisp - Nuts!
(This comes under the “Catholic Temple Police” and or “Religious Liberty” attempt to abuse or seize public power category kind of story.)
No photo as yet available on the bag of crisps/chips, but Catholic Deacon Nick Donnelly over at Protect the Pope blog is steamed about the Pret a Manger (French: Ready to Eat) sandwich shop chain in London naming a new tomato flavored potato chip the “Virgin Mary Crisp”. LMAO
The Pret A Manger sandwich chain have decided to insult their Catholic customers by naming their new Worcestershire Sauce flavoured crisps, ‘Virgin Mary Crisps’
A reader of Protect the Pope wrote to Pret A Manger to complain, making the point that Pret A Manger would not dare to mock the Muslim or Jewish faiths so why have they seen fit to mock Christianity. Why they should make such an appalling, tasteless and offensive lapse of judgement.’
This is the reply from their CEO:
‘It happens that I am a Catholic. I have examined my conscience about the naming of our crisps. The term Virgin Mary is widely used in the market today to describe a well known cocktail: a tomato juice with Worcester sauce and without vodka. I have consulted a lot of people in our office about this and that is what they all think of when they see our crisps packet. Please, please don’t take offence. None is intended.’
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
|Bishop Alexander King Sample|
A rather bizarre story from 2009 when Bishop Sample of Marquette Michigan barred retired bishop of Detroit Bishop Thomas Gumbleton from giving a talk at a local Lutheran Church. A Lutheran church, that's right.
Bishop Sample practicing his Religious Liberty to deny others in his secular community Freedom of Expression and or Freedom of Speech? How typically Catholic these days in America.
When did Freedom of Speech in America become a crime Bishop Sample??? What planet do you live on?
Marquette has a population of 20k. The Catholics lost among the many more moose and guns on the upper peninsula, 50k, is less than many megachurches out west and down south.
victims people Catholics of his upcoming transfer to Portland Oregon are in for a treat. I think Portland used to
have a reputation as a nesting place for eccentrics on the West Coast. It more recently
has the rep of being the juvenile sex trafficking hub of the west coast (but "Seattle is Worse" see comments).
Great place to send a head in the sand bishop who does not even want another point of view expressed down the street in Moosetown on Nuclear Disarmament.
The Child Sex Trafficking problem just went away with the arrival of Bishop King Sample in Portland Oregon. It doesn’t exist in the Church and cannot therefore exist in the profane secular world as well.
Good luck Portland! Welcome to the seventeenth century. Wait for the upcoming "Bishop Sample Approved list of Street Conversations in Portland". LOL
Pass the buggy whip dude, please.
I read Bishop Alexander Sample's explanation in The Mining Journal of his decision to prohibit Bishop Gumbleton from speaking publicly.
Bishop Gumbleton was scheduled to speak at a prayer service at St. Mark's Lutheran Church on "Gospel's Call: Action for Peace," and at Peter White Library on "Vision for Peace: Abolition of Nuclear Weapons," both timely and critical issues. Bishop Sample's reasons were that questions may arise on controversial issues, e.g. homosexuality and ordination of women as priests. At the same time, however, he noted that these were not the issues of Bishop Gumbleton's talks, but questions may be asked about these issues and his duty was to shepherd us.
As an active member of the Catholic Church, I respect Bishop Sample's duty to shepherd us, but shepherding should not prohibit open dialogue and questions which may arise on controversial issues.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Queen Elizabeth, so typically British, to Son Prince Charles "I'll give you my crown only when you pry it from my cold, dead hands.”
|Retiring Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and Liz the Brit for Life Queen|
A good article on the selfless act of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands to the next generation.
Or perhaps the rest of her life. There was an interesting line in Queen Beatrix's abdication speech that may very well have been a subtle snub to Elizabeth's remark. In the three minutes she spoke, Queen Beatrix found the time to say that "the reason for me to step back now is not because the office is too much of a strain [it is not]. I am abdicating because I am convinced that the responsibility for our country should now move to the next generation".
Compare that to the drawn-out public castration to which Queen Elizabeth is subjecting her son Charles. You can't help being born an heir apparent, but those who love you can help make it easier for you. Queen Elizabeth is not doing that, or so it looks to a Dutch eye.