Friday, January 31, 2014

North American Intervention Needed? – A-Rod, Bieber, Ford, Grimm

This is a rather tight around Toronto, (Canada, that other nearby place), and New York kind of intervention.

I am doing it in reaction to my own ranting and raving about these Media Idol Idiots. All of whom seem to be addicted to one sort of drug(s) or another.

That I was taken back by the remarks of an Internet “friend” that suggested that U.S. Congressman Michael Grimm’s threats to a media reporter were more likely attributable to that of the use of drugs / steroids, that of a “roid on a rage”, than that of any homophobic energy.

That these idiots, A-Rod, Bieber, Ford, Grimm are in desperate need of an Intervention.

That I dare mention this forbidden topic?


Happy Chinese New Year - Year of the Horse


Thursday, January 30, 2014

The End of Michael Grimm’s Career in the House of Representatives ? Homophobia or Mere Lack of Social Skills ???

Scotto and Grimm - Man and Super (GOP) Man?
Bully in the House?

The logical next job for Michael Grimm will be at the corrupt Port Authority of New York and New Jersey at one of those infamous many no-show $200K a year jobs, bones, rewards for doing the dirty for the power brokers around the Port of New York and New Jersey.

I see that recently, they put a limit on business that would go into Mariner Harbor’s Port Ivory facility in Staten Island, Grimm’s home base. 

I am sure there is one of those angry Letters to the Editor kind of things posted on Grimm’s website to the Port Authority, letters of feigned outrage that so many possible jobs there will be defaulted over to the Soprano state other end of NYC area shipping in Newark.

If you live in Staten Island, and want to get into Manhattan proper of NYC via Brooklyn, it is $13 dollar toll on the Verrazano, a piece of crap bridge built by Donald Trump’s father, on the cheap, no walkway for pedestrians etc., just a throughway from Jersey to Brooklyn/Manhattan/Long Island.

If you want to shop in Jersey at Sam’s Club or get a better price on gasoline or liquor from Staten Island, it is $13 toll on the three ancient ready to fall down bridges that connect Staten Island to New Jersey. (Like what do they do with $13 round trip tolls like build new bridges or build Port Authority owned billion dollar office towers in downtown NYC?)

There are of course “resident” discounts on the bridge for regular Staten Island commuters with E-Z Pass, the electronic thing in your car window that automatically deducts from you credit card every time you cross a bridge or go through a tunnel.

With all the traffic on bridges, the business of shipping in the Port, Michael Grimm is not on any transportation committee but his expertise from being a so-called FBI undercover agent on Wall Street is financials. I wonder how may nickel and dime "Penny Stock" brokers Grimm's undercover work brought to "Justice"? No big bankers or brokers for sure. Too big to prosecute.

His joint bill, Grimm/Lautenberg in the House/Senate proposed legislation to have the Federal Government monitor and approve Toll Increases in NYC, it was a dead in the water bill from day one, filler for the congressional newsletter. Look at what I say I am (not) doing for the people of my district. Yeah right. Etc.

Which leaves us with a Representative’s overcharge of Testosterone on a NY1 News Reporter in a Capitol office building with a fancy show balcony that is usually used for photo ops by the media with various members of the Congress.

The NY1 news station is channel One on the Time Warner Cable package, one of several available to customers in the NYC market.  It is almost a non-news show with what is mostly repeated from mainstream items and the usual local clips, pictures of schools, school children from Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island every couple of hours to appear relevant in an academic sense. 

You do not get breaking lead news from NY1. So in a sense Reporter Michael Scotto I doubt makes 50K a year in a faux cable news business.

So it would seem unusual for Michael Scotto to bait Michael Grimm with a question about a long standing on hold “ethics” matter, on automatic hold in the Republican controlled House. Wink. Nod.

And Michael Grimm has a good ole boy cowboy reputation in the GOP. The kinda a guy still locked in eternal High School manhood and not knowing jack shit about love, sex or lady parts etc.

Mike no doubt was with a mixed group including Democrats when he peed in the Galilee Sea in Israel on some paid for by taxpayer fact finding jucket etc. and rumored to be skinnydipping with the boys, "real men" of the GOP and Dem parties. LOL

Which makes me think that Michael Scotto, the cable reporter was possibly getting a pound of flesh out of a probably love hate relationship of media sound bites where on more than one occasional no doubt Testosterone Mike let Michael Scotto know his place in the feeding chain of life in that it is no secret that Scotto is openly gay. Whatever.

It is well known among people who know and work with him that Scotto is gay. “Within the station community it’s pretty well known,” one colleague told Gawker. The 35-year-old political reporter didn’t ask Grimm about anything pertaining to sexuality, so it’s unclear, based only on the video, why Grimm issued a series of insults aimed at questioning Scotto’s masculinity—a common weapon of homophobes seeking to torment and marginalize gay men.

And the point here was to torment Scotto. “You’re not man enough,” Grimm seethes. “You’re not man enough.” And embarrass him, too. You can’t see it in the video, but his colleagues and other reporters were watching the entire thing from a few feet away.

We don’t know whether Grimm was aware of Scotto’s sexuality, and his office didn’t acknowledge our repeated attempts to contact the congressman. The men know each well enough, though. “He and Congressman Grimm have worked together professionally for a while,” NY1’s Washington bureau chief Jennifer Babich told Gawker. “But this is the first time [Grimm has] said anything like this.” (Babich added that the men “have had several interviews” together.) At the very least, they were known quantities to each other.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Billionaire “Victim” Tom Perkins Whining How His Money Cannot Buy Him Any Respect From Poor People

There is this nutjob hiding most of the time in his penthouse on Fifth Avenue in New York that thinks like the American Catholic Bishops that he is somehow being persecuted by people speaking the truth or playing the “class warfare” card against Billionaires like him and that the poor are persecuting him in particular and they, the 99%, are like the Nazis and will soon putting people like him in concentration camps etc. Yeah Right Jack. How do you spell psychotropic?

He even has this prejudiced thing about people living in “Trailer Parks” having the connotation as something being like sub-human?


T.C.C. Daily Commentary - Jan 28 2014

6:15 AM

I had a dream last night. I was in Rockefeller Center. At first I thought that I had be laid off from my job but I had not worked in RC proper but in one of those newer add on in the 1960s buildings that claimed to be part of the greater Roc Center. Though I had worked in the International Building over twenty years ago and was part of the original setting of buildings with it lobby of black marble, terrazzo floors etc.

The disturbing part of the dream was that in the absence of workers, in a lay off ?, the building was not only being cleaned but refurbed ?for some other tenant.  The really frightening thing was that they had stripped away the bronze handrails of the art-deco masterpiece and I could not find anybody to tell me if they were cleaning or restoring these pieces of modern art. I wondered if it would be safe to use the stairs without handrails. No.

I am reminded of the last days of my having lived in Philly in the late seventies with the Italian mayor Frank Rizzo turning a blind eye as the Italian mob was stealing bronze plaques, memorials and statues all over the city and selling them for the price of scrap metal. Valdalism comes from the word Vandals, thieves, destructors, from the end of the last Roman Empire. Just a thought. 

The last thing I saw on TV last night was Gov. Christie on Rachel Maddow and his thuggery in western New Jersey squashing an indictment against the sheriff in Hunterdon County and the Attorney General that had squashed to the corruption indictment got a reward of one of those lifetime no show $200K jobs at the Port Authority.

Symbolically, the dream might be about the state of the state of Jersey but today is the state of the union and in a greater sense, this clown Christie wanted to be Godfather President of the United States. In a greater sense, the dream is about the state of the union?

9:15 PM

Am channel surfing to avoid TSOU by Barry in front of the Jerk Off Congress. Found a rerun of the Sopranos to watch. Five GOP assholes planning to respond to Barry. Pass the Vaseline and the Tissues.


Most interesting news of the say is how the Queen of England is down to her last million in budgets to fix up the palaces that have not been fully maintained in years. Hey, either rent out rooms or let the palaces and castles crumble. Like the Windsors don't have billions is secret Swiss Bank Accounts and Offshore and let's not forget all that Czarist gold still buried up at Balmoral they promised their cousins to hold in safekeeping. lol


State of the North American Union - Canada in Fact - Bieber and Ford


Saturday, January 25, 2014

Governor Rick Snyder’s Racist Game Changer for Detroit???

Rick Snyder’s plan to invite immigrants with special visas to work in Detroit for five years sounds kind of like a scam or Racist.

Like only people of some sort of color from overseas are capable of living in Detroit. Duh!

And this five year work there is not five year live there.

Like there are no skilled unemployed Americans that would not move there, work there and live there.  Who is going to police the immigrants if their residence is a real building or an empty lot?

Just a GOP scam to get skilled labor to make a pit stop in Detroit on the way the Michigan Burbs and Burb Industrial and Office Parks.

Nothing in it for Detroit except to serve as temporary doormat for big money looking for exploitable labor from overseas.

Republicans hate America and Americans???

Under the governor's unique proposal, one-quarter of the nation's 40,000 annual EB-2 visas would be designated for such immigrants willing to live and work for five years in Detroit. 

 "Let's send a message to the entire world: Detroit, Michigan, is open to the world," Snyder said during his news conference, which came a day after he backed plans to commit as much as $350 million in state funds to help shore up Detroit pension funds and prevent the sale of valuable city-owned art. "The opportunities are there." 

 Snyder spokeswoman Sara Wurfel said his administration plans to submit the "groundbreaking" request to the federal government this week if possible.

Friday, January 24, 2014

This Cultural Christian Commentary – Jan 24 2014

GOP treats all non-GOP Women as Whores – Justin Bieber, a Canadian, Out of Control Druggie Teenager

In keeping with this blog being an “American Diary in a Global Culture” the things I highlight here take my notice in the media today.

Some FOX NEWS media whore of a former Arkansas Governor, former tent revival fundamentalist preacher etc. Mike Huckabee turned off women with his condescending tone toward all women and Democratic voting women in particular as some whorehouse full of dependent vaginas, dependent upon the “Uncle Sugar” government on free contraceptives to live their presumed promiscuous slutty whore life styles. Good implied Republican woman do not know about The Pill, Abortion etc. and are glad for their man to beat them up a couple times a month to prove they love them as chattel and property of their Penis Owner Husband.

“Uncle Sugar” is a term I have heard associated with the military. A lot of lifers retired in the south and living on military pensions and living a Huckabee 1950s dreamworld where change and civil rights and females rights do not exist. "Koch Eyes"

Fox News ran a story on the likely candidate for Governor of Texas Wendy Davis who stood up against the Draconian Texas Abortion bill in the recent past. Her up from poverty life story is a bit polished and Fox News is attacked aspects of her personal life that they would not dare question if she was a penis man.

Comments like this below is purely sexist. “Stilettos”? Was she a prostitute or just a Democratic housewife? Fox News is run by a pig named Roger Ailes who makes 17 million dollars a year supporting the corrupt Rupert Murdoch publishing/media evil empire.

This scandal, according to Scott, was that Davis' life story had "holes" in it, partly because she didn't pull "herself up by her stilettos"

And I have ignored this thing, this Justin Bieber thing for some time, the thing, a teenage heart throb worth probably a billion on paper who drives around more than once drunk, on drugs and without a licence. How cute? If he kills an American driving like that I hope that there is justice and a capital punishment state in any such tragic future episode / equation.

Justin Bieber is calling out for help. He belongs in Rehab. And you can deport his worthless ass back to Canada and while you are at it along with that other worthless Canadian Ted Cruz. 

Time to take a "moral stance" at least in the fictional American Town Square, now virtual. To reassert some so called levels of decency in the presently morally devoid global culture that have corrupted the local American culture. Bieber and or Cruz is as good a place to start making an example with these foreigners within the reach of the American Mainstream / "Lamestream" media to act as town criers speaking of a common moral level playing field, real or imagined, in the Republic.  


More GOP FOX NEWS Code Talk - Latest Tea Party Candidate for Senate in Alaska – Talkin in Tongues So the Devil cannot listen to her Message LOL

More Than A Feeling - Boston

I looked out this morning and the sun was gone
Turned on some music to start my day
I lost myself in a familiar song
I closed my eyes and I slipped away

It's more than a feeling (more than a feeling)
When I hear that old song they used to play (more than a feeling)
I begin dreaming (more than a feeling)
'till I see Marianne walk away
I see my Marianne walkin' away

So many people have come and gone
Their faces fade as the years go by
Yet I still recall as I wander on
as clear as the sun in the summer sky

It's more than a feeling (more than a feeling)
When I hear that old song they used to play (more than a feeling)
I begin dreaming (more than a feeling)
'till I see Marianne walk away
I see my Marianne walkin' away

When I'm tired and thinking cold
I hide in my music, forget the day
and dream of a girl I used to know
I closed my eyes and she slipped away
She slipped away

It's more than a feeling (more than a feeling)
When I hear that old song they used to play (more than a feeling)
I begin dreaming (more than a feeling)
'till I see Marianne walk away


Deport "Ugly" Canadian Tourists - Ted Cruz and Justin Bieber

"Ugly Tourists" from Canada ready for Deportation back up there wherever there is.

Goodbye and Good Riddins. 


Deport that druggie Justin Bieber back to Canada !

Deport that druggie Justin Bieber back to Canada.

How dare he drive under the influence without a license.

He could kill people. What happens when he does kill Americans driving like that?

IF such a tragedy does ever happen, I hope he gets convicted in a state with the death penalty.

Everybody, the Republican media establishment on Morning Joe today laughing and giggling at this offense to American Public Decency. It is okay. He is nineteen but more importantly, his is a billionaire.



Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

85 Billionaires own 110 Trillion Dollars - 46% of the Planet's Wealth

Top 1% = 85 Billionaires have 110 Trillion dollars = 46% of all the planet's wealth. 

It's the Tax Codes Stupid!


FOX NEWS Said to Produce Sarah Palin’s New Race Card Life Struggle Movie “31 Months A Governor”

Talking TRASH  24/7/365

Sarah Palin, was outraged at Obama still being black after all these years, and “playing his race card” while quoting Martin Luther Who? King on her Facebook page yesterday.

Speaking of race cards. Sarah is upset about race card movie "12 Years A Slave" getting an Academy nomination. 

She has ordered her ghost writers to break out the crayons, play her own race card, and pen a movie worthy spec script for the silver screen of her own personal trial, ordeal, and great life struggle - "31 Months A Governor".


Monday, January 20, 2014

Modern American Defintions - Stadium

Stadiums – In Roman times, the oligarch paid for and built the stadium as well as provided free entertainment to the unwashed masses.

In modern American times, the unwashed masses are taxed to pay for the building of a stadium with private corporate boxes. And the unwashed masses also pay for the entertainment. And pay and pay and pay.


Sunday, January 19, 2014

Port Authority Corruption Spreads Into Politics Like a Cancer - New Jersey and New York

It becomes apparent how Chris Christie's Vendettas are possible with a powerful arm of the Corruption of the Port Authority of New Jersey and New York. The PA has an annual budget greater than that of 26 states. 

That $13 bridge tolls on the GW Bridge or the Verrazano pays for $4 billion World Trade Center Tower One that was used to celebrate the promotion of Cardianl Dolan by being lit up red when the Empire State Building refused to spend the money on the celebration of a religious leader. 

That if you look at Christie and Cuomo as Catholic Princes, the money spent, wasted in the billions is spread around like in a rich private men's club, not unlike a bunch of Cardinals Princes above the laws of America. 

Lower the bridge tolls. These bridges were paid for decades ago.

Why is the Port Authority a real estate promoter spending, spending, spending taxpayer's hard earned money?


Saturday, January 18, 2014

Memories of North Catholic Philly - circa 1962 and 1933

I am reminded of older stories about North Catholic in Philly from my Dad who was a graduate in 1934. There were many changes to the buildings between the time I arrived there in 1966 or my brother in ’62.

It is remarkable that North no longer exists and St Joan of Arc Church just closed in June.

The one thing the newer North had was the building annex that was built in the early sixties. Cannot nail down a date of its dedication but I remember being there on a Sunday afternoon and standing in the lobby with my father waiting to go into the auditorium to take a seat.

The door opened into the Principal’s waiting room outside his office and there in scarlet was Archbishop Krol standing there talking with Mayor James H. J. Tate.  The door closed and we went to get a seat.

The new building had a great expanse of a new cafeteria on the ground floor. The first, second and third floors above did not sit level with the floors of the older original school building dated to the late 1920s. So connecting stairways between the two buildings was a series of half flights and landings.

There were built in lockers in along the floors in the new building.  There was an overflow of lockers for students in the older building as you would walk by a passageway past the restroom and a room filled with janitors that were actively collecting trash from the daily four periods of lunch in the new cafeteria.

Am not certain but I think there was a furnace in that room with the janitors and they burned the trash but I am not totally certain.

The overflow locker room in the basement of the older building had been the cafeteria in the original school according to my father.  I think he brown bagged it in the Depression but managed to scrape together a nickel for a bowl of navy bean soup and a buttered roll which was his favorite and served on one particular day a week as the daily special.

His main memory was that of being in his homeroom and even in the hot last days of summer in September or the hot days in late May or early June, the windows of the room would remain closed because of the smell and all the flies that were generated by the horse stables across the street at Harbison’s Dairy for the delivery of milk via milk wagons in the 30s.

He related the story of his older cousin, my godfather, having broken down in front of the school in his junker Model T Ford and then spending all day taking the engine apart before being able to get the car going in late afternoon. And that as the car departed, there were a few odd bolts and gaskets in the street and the Model T was still road worthy. Don’t make cars like that anymore.

My Dad was able to keep progress all day on his cousin because in those days, your homeroom was where you sat all day. The teachers actually changed classes and not the students.  The same basic education for everybody since the homeroom was arranged alphabetically in the “M”s in his case and this particular class had most of the Micks “Mc”s in it.

With a last name in alphabetical going M-c-S, he was seated last seat of the last row and next to the window.

Which leads to the story of the last class of the day, and the guy ahead of him in the seat in front of him.  That guy had the cardboard lid of an ice cream cup consumed at lunch. 

Apparently the round disks were objects to throw like a mini Frisbees and quite the fashion to aim such flying lids at cars from the height of the local Elevated station down the street for commuting students.

Well anyway, the story goes something like the guy with the ice cream lid had sent it into flight in a classroom where the next teacher had not arrived yet for class. The lid hit the next teacher just as that teacher turned the corner of the door and hit him squarely in the face.

Teacher said “Who threw that?”. No answer.

The teacher then conducted class, and then as it was the last class of the day the teacher after class went to every desk and holding the cardboard disk and asking each student seat by seat, aisle by aisle, asked every student if he threw the disk. As they denied the act of throwing it, they were allowed to leave.

Last aisle and the guy in front of my Dad looks the priest in the eye and denied throwing the ice cream lid. The guy left. At that and because my Dad was last man on the totem pole and his shock of the bold faced lie of the guy in front of him, my Dad said that he burst into laughter in comic relief of the irony of the situation.  

The priest did not ask him if he threw it. He instead got a week’s detention.

That was North Catholic. 


Chris Christie - Gimme Gimme Gimme - Brime Brime Brime - No Sandy Money to Hoboken Unless...

Chris Christie - Gimme Gimme Gimme - Brime Brime Brime - No Sandy Money to Hoboken Unless... you grease my palms with lots and lots of donuts (Wink, Nod).


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Russian Orthodox Church to be Banned in Russia Sought by Young People’s League

Pussy Riot Rioters

The Young People’s League for the Abolition of Oligarchs are using the window of opportunity of the Winter Olympics and the presence of a Western Free Press in Russia to declare their intent to petition the Russian Parliament to Recriminalize the Russian Orthodox Church for its archaic superstitious and blind sycophantic and cash support of Vladimir Putin. 

The Young People’s League also traces its roots to the formerly in power Communist Party.

Citing polls which show that the majority of young people do not want the Orthodox Church to monitor and attack music such as Pussy Riot, the YPL says the Orthodox Church has no popular support except for some make believe Orthodox god and cash, cash, cash from the Oligarchs to make artificial “moral” statements about modern Russian life.

Poll numbers also show that the average Russian wants jobs, jobs, jobs, and no opiate religion, just as in the old days of the Soviet Union. 


Thoughts of a Pessimist – Rust Cohle (Character) – True Detective HBO

"I think human consciousness is a tragic misstep in evolution. We became too self-aware. Nature created an aspect of nature separate from itself. We are creatures that should not exist by natural law. We are things that labor under the illusion of having a self. A secretion of sensory experience and feeling, programmed with total assurance that we are each somebody. When in fact, everybody's nobody. I think the honorable thing for our species to do is deny our programming, stop reproducing, walk hand-in-hand into extinction, one last midnight, brothers and sisters opting out of a raw deal."

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Gov Christie Traffic Jam - Bruce Springsteen and Jimmy Fallon - Gotta Take a Leak


Lack of Value of Women in Monotheistic Patriarchal Religions Affecting Female Numbers in Global Census Stats

The balance of nature in Britain is being unbalanced by ethnic groups, presumably from Monotheistic “ethnic” groups that have had Abortions based on gender and skyrocketing.

While the short term effects are probably small but science and “medicine” accompanying the worthlessness of females as heirs and ego place mats of inheritance is a trend that in a decade could realty fuck up the human race.

With the GOP and RC / Christian War on Women now winning that tangent of the greater culture war ploy of the oligarchs, well we are living in a different world. Something to think about.

Is this fucked up or what?

The illegal abortion of female fetuses solely to ensure that families have sons is widely practiced within some ethnic communities in Britain and has resulted in significant shortfalls in the proportion of girls, according to an investigation by The Independent. 

 The practice of sex-selective abortion is now so commonplace that it has affected the natural 50:50 balance of boys to girls within some immigrant groups and has led to the “disappearance” of between 1,400 and 4,700 females from the national census records of England and Wales, we can reveal. 

 A government investigation last year found no evidence that women living in the UK, but born abroad, were preferentially aborting girls. However, our deeper statistical analysis of data from the 2011 National Census has shown widespread discrepancies in the sex ratio of children in some immigrant families, which can only be easily explained by women choosing to abort female fetuses in the hope of becoming quickly pregnant again with a boy. The findings will reignite the debate over whether pregnant women should be legally allowed to know the sex of their babies following ultrasound scans at 13 weeks. 

 Some experts have argued that the baby’s sex should be withheld automatically until much later in pregnancy, when abortions are more difficult to obtain – as some NHS hospitals have already started to do.


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Raleigh RC Cathedral Buys Stained Glass at Fire Sale Prices From Philadelphia Temple Closed / Tossed Aside in Inner City

Architectural Rendering - New RC Raleigh Cathedral

$50 million in Pledges for the new RC Raleigh Cathedral. Stained glass recycled out of a dead Harrowgate Kensington Church, a true city on a hill structure in its day amidst the factories of Kensington. They let the roof go for years, decades. The factories closed, the whites ran to the burbs and the ‘po folks, the feared blacks and Hispanics have moved in to compete with the majority numbers in the old Irish neighborhood.

The ultimate decline of Ascension Parish took it final hits while Cardinal Rigali mismanaged everything in sight while he slept mostly in Rome with Philly as his second or third home. AD of Philadelphia obsessed on Abortion (never mind Birth Control) since Humane Vitae instead of race relations or anything remotely Christian led in part in my opinion to a racially divided Philadelphia to this day.

Rigali still exists, unpunished,  as a house guest of the Bishop of Knoxville Tennessee, a “protégé” who is also building some sort of hundred million dollar Cathedral in the burbs where the white Catholic money is these days.

Cathedral building and pledges of millions of dollars is the new pet project of American Bishops to show financial power and laundering abilities and to move onto a RNC approved red hat appointment.

RALEIGH — The Catholic Diocese of Raleigh is still months away from breaking ground on its new cathedral off Western Boulevard, but already it has bought the windows. 
 Forty-two stained-glass windows are being removed from a church in Philadelphia and painstakingly restored so they can be installed in Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in Raleigh. The 85-year-old windows from Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church tell the story of Jesus’ life, from the angel’s visit to Mary to the resurrection and ascension, in vivid colored glass held together by lead. 
 Ascension of Our Lord closed Oct. 1, one of countless once-thriving churches and synagogues in the Midwest and Northeast whose congregations have shrunk as members move to the suburbs or beyond. Their buildings are often filled with ornate windows, statues, carved woodwork and other works of art that sometimes find new homes in the growing churches of the South.

Deceased Ascension Church Philadelphia -  Photo by: Bradley Maule


Clergy Child Abuse Still Under The Radar With Pope Francis Who Throws A Bone To American Bishops and Their Obsession with Abortion and Not the Welfare of Children once Born except in Rhetoric

Clergy abuse of children is still under the radar regarding Francis's thoughts and words on a throwaway culture which has its merits as a concept. 

Makes a great sound bite for the media.

But once born and not aborted, children in this world like in the church are on their own to fend for themselves against the wolves of this world.
Words do not change anything Francis.

 Pope Francis on Monday called abortion "horrific" and said it was part of a new "throwaway culture" he said wasted human life as easily as it wasted food — his strongest words yet on a practice that is a divisive political issue in the United States.
Until now, Francis has appeared to have stayed away from strong statements on the church's stands on moral behavior of individuals, preferring to focus on more positive messages about the teachings of Jesus Christ and the need to see to the poor.
His comments during the start of his papacy that the church need not "obsess" about abortion and gay marriage bothered conservative Catholics who see the issues as ones that the church ought to object to strongly. On Monday, Francis put his own stamp on the church's long-held opposition to abortion.

"It is frightful even to think that there are children, victims of abortion, who will never see the light of day," Francis said in what has become a traditional annual address to the Vatican diplomatic corps.


Irish Cup Song


Monday, January 13, 2014

Christ Christie Stronger Than The Feds – Christie Family Sandy Tourist Commercial $2Million Extra Use of Relief Money

Funds used to film Sandy Jersey Tourist Commercial may have been padded to feature the first family of New Jersey. Feds investigating.

Pallone wrote that he was concerned about the bidding process for the firm awarded the marketing plan; the winning firm is charging the state about $2 million more than the next lowest bidder. The winning $4.7 million bid featured Christie and his family in the advertisements while the losing $2.5 million proposal did not feature the Christies. 

On Sunday, Pallone told CNN that the inspector general conducted a preliminary review of the spending and concluded that there was enough evidence to launch a full-scale investigation into the state's use of federal funds. The audit will take several months, and the findings will be issued in an official report, he said. 

Pallone, a 27-year veteran of the House and vocal Christie critic, said this is not about politics.


Sunday, January 12, 2014

Pope Francis Appoints 19 New Cardinals - Snubs United States - National Review Puts GOP Spin on Francis' Appointments

Francis is starting to make a mark on his Papacy. His appointment of 16 voting eligible out of 19 newly appointed Cardinals makes a mark indirectly on his successor. The greedy power hungry United States Archbishops got a snub on this round of appointments. 

The Archbishop of Westminster in London got his red hat as an English Speaking cardinal. Archbishop of Westminster Nichols defended clergy in the recent child abuse scandals in Ireland. A poor but probably political appointment.

National Review Online puts its GOP spin on the Francis snub to US appointments. Snub? Or just a message to the RNC?

There are zero new cardinals from the United States – probably an indication that the pope thinks the U.S. is already overrepresented in the college. (Brazil, with130 million Catholics, has five voting-age cardinals. The U.S., with 78 millionCatholics, has eleven.) Many will be surprised that the archbishop of Los Angeles, José Gómez, wasn’t on the list; that appointment would have given a shot in the arm to California Catholics after the scandal-plagued tenure of Roger Cardinal Mahony. 

But the pope’s decision was actually a conservative one, based on a longstanding Vatican tradition: When an archdiocese’s previous cardinal is still under 80 and thus eligible to vote in a conclave, his successor is not elevated to the cardinalate. (Pope Benedict XVI broke with this precedent to appoint Boston’s Seán Patrick O’Malley to the cardinalate in 2006, even though his predecessor, Bernard Cardinal Law, was still under 80. But Francis has decided to go back to standard Vatican practice, on this if not on other things.)

They are the following:

16 Voting Cardinals:

1 – Abp. Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State.
2 – Abp. Lorenzo Baldisseri, Secretary of the Synod of Bishops.
3 – Abp. Gerhard Ludwig M
űller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
4 – Abp. Beniamino Stella, Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy
5 – Abp. Vincent Gerard Nichols, Westminster (England and Wales).
6 – Abp. Leopoldo José Brenes Solórzano, Managua (Nicaragua).
7 – Abp. Gérald Cyprien Lacroix, Québec (Canada).
8 – Abp. Jean-Pierre Kutwa, Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire).
9 – Abp. Orani João Tempesta, O.Cist., Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).
10 – Abp. Gualtiero Bassetti, Perugia-Città della Pieve (Italy).
11 – Abp. Mario Aurelio Poli, Buenos Aires (Argentina).
12 – Abp. Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, Seoul (Korea).
13 – Abp. Ricardo Ezzati Andrello, S.D.B., Santiago de Chile.
14 – Abp. Philippe Nakellentuba Ouédraogo, Ouagadougou (Burkina
15 – Abp. Orlando B. Quevedo, O.M.I., Cotabato (Philippines).
16 – Bp. Chibly Langlois, Les Cayes (Haiti).

Cardinals over 80:

1 – Abp. Loris Francesco Capovilla, Titular of Mesembria (former secretary to John XXII).
2 – Abp. Fernando Sebastián Aguilar, C.M.F., Emeritus of Pamplona (Spain).
3 – Abp. Kelvin Edward Felix, Emeritus of Castries (St. Lucia).