Friday, April 17, 2009
Personal Aside: Still No Thoughts While Shavingbut These While Eating My Quaker Oat Bran for Breakfast.
1. Tribunes Coverage of Tax Revolt?
The bankrupt Chicago Tribune had zip coverage of the tea party in this town which shows you that it is all but immobilized in a mausoleum. So very much interested in gay marriage, so very much engrossed in the trendy issuesgreeneries so very much, to look at the dour but pompous Bruce Dold on Chicago Weak in Review, worried about what will happen to Rep. Jesse Jackson by the feds. Do you believe this concern in the Tower? Do you wonder why the paper is fading so fast? Its completely, utterly out-of-touch with average Chicagoans.
2. Another Job for Cardinal Turcotte.
Yesterday I suggested a job in the Vatican library basement for Montreals Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte who criticized a Brazil prelate for excommunicating those Catholics involved in procuring an abortion for a child and killing as sacrifice her unborn twins Turcotte saying that after all, hes against abortion but allowing her to have the children would be unseemly.
That job has now been taken, I am informed. A lower level job, suited for Turcotte, whose Italian is not very good anyhow, is in the lower reaches of the Vatican post-office. The Vatican post office recently announced that due to a printing error, 100,000 rolls of Vatican City stamps were turned out without mucilage which means that somebody with a brush and dab should go over them and apply the requisite amount of paste. That would be excellent for Turcotte who has also said that he thinks its inhumane for AIDS victims not to have access to condoms so that they can continue to have intercourse without fear of spreading the diseaseall in the name of broadmindedness, you see.
How was Turcott appointed? Despite his sanctity and obvious enrollment in future beatification, John Paul II was known for absent-mindedly thumbing through the stack of prospective bishops sent from across the world and initialing his support at random. Which shows that even incipient saints are not perfect. Certainly not with this appointment.
3. Obama the Religious Fudger.
It turns out Barack Obama never said that the U. S. is not a Christian nation but in his typical weasel-worded way the United States is a little bit Christian, a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Hows that for our firm upstanding young Kenyan-born usurper whose supporters in the media have bludgeoned any study of his dubious origins?
And now Georgetown University the so-called Jesuit university, obligingly took down the HIS designation, Latin initials standing for Jesus Christ, in order to accommodate Husseins Paleolithic misconception of separation of Church and state.