Thursday, December 03, 2015
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
NYS State Governor Cuomo announced the launch of the See Something Send Something app for iPhone and Android. I'm probably gonna install it but just the same is a Muslim man and his friend allowed to take pics of the GW Bridge at twilight or of the Croton Dam? Meanwhile Charlie Sheen who's a public health menace could be having sex in both places and it'd be no biggie. I'm gonna go to the Play Store right now and check it out.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Monday, November 09, 2015
I was watching Bishop T.D. Jakes last night on Daystar. He's a black evangelical minister and his audience is mostly black although I saw some whites. Suffice to say he's extremely passionate in his preaching and his listeners really get into it as well. All in all a very passionate evening. Compare this with your typical white average Catholics who go to Mass every weekend and who barely know the readings in the OT & NT. You might catch some rolling their eyes at a long homily and then somebody else has to crane their neck to see who just arrived in the back of the church. Then some old guy's cane falls and everyone looks around for five minutes. Some be leaving around Communion time, someplace to go I guess. You never see anyone leaving during a Jake's sermon though. Pull up a chair we're just getting warmed up. The faith of African-Americans puts us Catholics to shame!
Sunday, November 01, 2015
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Since he has now pledged to not run as an independent it's Houston we have a problem for the GOP. For me if it does wind up as Trump vs. Hillary my default setting is vote for Trump. Trump giving the big speech at the RNC it's surreal but now not out of the realm. Conventional politics on acid.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Re the wonderful papal mass at MSG it would have been such a nice touch if that great cantor got to sing the Prayer of St. Francis. I have a somewhat more positive view of Francis after his trip to the States although he needs to get off the climate change. What's up with Boehner?
Thursday, September 17, 2015
As you all know by now 14-year old MUSLIM HS student Ahmed Mohamed of MacArthur High School in suburban Dallas TX was arrested for bringing a homemade electronic clock to school to impress his teacher. Clock resembled a bomb in a Bugs Bunny sort of way yada yada, folks got offended yada, anti-Muslim sentiment yada yada, Muslim organizations issued statements yada and Zuckerberg and Obama chimed in. Irving Police Chief Larry Boyd said the boy's religion had nothing to do with the school's overreaction and of course the Council on American-Islamic Relations or CAIR disagrees. OK everyone take a deep breath and count to 20. After much thought I tend to agree with the police chief after all we live in the age of Columbine and Virginia Tech and Newtown and none of the players in those tragic events was Muslim as I recall. On the other hand with ISIS recruitment being so successful and the lone wolf thing maybe this did have to do with a certain faith system at least a little, maybe a tad-cubed. Perhaps Mr. Ahmed is too young to fully absorb the wisdom of IT IS WHAT IT IS.
Saturday, September 05, 2015
The case of Rowan County KY clerk Kim Davis and her biblically rooted refusal to license gay couples could be an episode of "Modern Family." Federal Judge Bunning says she'll remain in jail until she complies. What is this Cuba? It reeks of an eerie and creepy totalitarianism. Even the first gay couple to get their marriage license in that somewhat hostile county didn't want to see her go to jail. Why not start with a fine and see how it goes? Maybe Rosie O'Donnell can waterboard her:)
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Monday, August 31, 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
CVS won't sell tobacco products but medical marijuana dispensaries seem to be sprouting up everywhere these days. Alcohol continues to be heavily demonized (e.g. nearly every insomnia website warns don't drink before bedtime) but hemp use is actually being medically encouraged within a limited for now framework of course. Granny don't smoke, Granny don't drink, Granny light up a joint in the cancer ward.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Saturday, August 08, 2015
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
I have sincerely tried to understand this liberal apoplexy whenever the subject of defunding Planned Parenthood is broached but when I've posed the question throughout the years I never get a clear answer or quite often no answer at all. WHY is Planned Parenthood entitled to or why are we morally obligated to subsidize this organization through millions of dollars in federal taxpayer funds every year??? Even if I were pro-choice I wouldn't automatically come down on the side of the federal subsidy. There are quite a few organizations in this country who do yeoman's work on the side of good and yet they don't receive such a subsidy and yet it is mostly a Democratic Article of Faith that PP needs to be federally subsidized and if you don't quite morally calculate it this way you're on the side of darkness and devils. I have to say though I have always found the pro-abortionism of the NY Times editorial board to be quite stunning even with the string of undercover sting videos by the pro-life although I'm supposed to say the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress. So throw your coins in the fountain here or if you prefer just walk by and glance and give the old Sitemeter an uptick.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Car recalls are not unheard of but there's been too many of them in the news of late. A good chunk of them have to do with airbag defects like the notice I got in the mail just yesterday for my 2005 Honda Civic. Now let the year sink in for a minute, roll it around as my notice also said the recall covers the years 2001-2005!!! I've had my car for a decade now and I've driven it practically everywhere. Danbury Mall, Poughkeepsie Galleria, Middletown New York among other daytripping destinations and Honda Corporation tells me now?!? Now picture the poor mechanics who work for Honda. IN ADDITION to their normal regular daily work schedule they now have to do the recalls. Parts may run out and then Honda offers to reimburse you for any alternative transportation you may have to take. Total clusterf*×k. Thanks guys. May my next car not be a Honda.
Friday, July 17, 2015
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Thursday, July 02, 2015
To start off I don't think this old show was particularly great but it anchored my Friday night tv schedule when I was growing up. I remember it well, Dad and Mom would come home from food shopping and Dad would give us a box of Devil Dogs but Mom would say go eat an orange. So TV Land is yanking the show because of the whole Confederate flag controversy which wouldn't be that much of a controversy had that young Aryan racist not shot up that black prayer meeting. Wondering does Katy Perry now have to tweak her hit song "California Gurls" because it includes a line about Daisy Duke bikinis?
Friday, June 26, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015
Maybe after he's done with the environment and maybe the $15 minimum wage he can promulgate an encyclical on Donald Trump after he excommunicates Hannity.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
In a way you can't blame him, every president wants a legacy and not a Carter legacy. In the twilight of his second term his motivation is obvious from his opening up relations with Cuba to his attempted but failed for now trans-Pacific trade agreement. It's not that these things make the most sense necessarily but in terms of legacy he needs stuff. Probably as his last term comes closer to winding down he'll come up with even more things from his grab bag of Ideas one of the latest being he's somehow trying to tie in climate change with national security. Not sure how this works, should ISIS go green? Can he do something on race and the police? doubt it. Your ponderings......
Friday, June 12, 2015
As the old scandal-scarred battle tank slowly inches her way towards the inevitable Democratic nomination on the Republican side Sen. Lindsey Graham has at least made overtures to walk on the wild side. Betcha Caitlyn packs heat in her garters. The GOP can steal Shaw's thunder. BTW this is my first post using Google's old Blogger app but I don't know what to do with it yet. I got an Eastern Box Turtle and some deer in my Gallery but no coyotes or Sasquatch yet.