Category Archives: Catholics

We Finally Got Him!

During the 18th and 19th centuries, the young American nation was known to Europeans as the leader in the fight to end capital punishment, and to create prisons where the goal was rehabilitation of criminals. That was then, today is now. Yesterday, the state of Georgia injected John Wayne Conner, aged sixty, with  barbiturate, and he soon was dead. The crime which resulted in his death happened in 1982 when John and his buddy, JT White were drinking and smoking marijuana. He was the sixth person this year in Georgia to be executed.

Gee, thirty years have passed since the crime. Did Mr. Conner display new behaviors? Did he demonstrate that the man who killed a friend, was now a different person? For God’s sake the ‘murder’ was an explosion of anger against a FRIEND!

France Under Siege–Why?

Last night in Nice, France a mad man went on a rampage and drove a truck through thousands of people celebrating Bastille Day. Yes, he was a Muslim. Actually, it appears he was of Tunisian heritage. The question arises as to why are so many attacks by ISIS conducted by those who have lived and worked in France? Answers to that  question in no way justify the actions of this deranged young man. Reality: Over 95% of Muslims born in the United States are assimilated and many earn excellent salaries. They are American Muslims.

However, in France, the vast majority of Muslims do NOT consider themselves to be French. Of course, many do, but there is a large number of Muslims who feel isolated from French culture and values. They never in school became proud of their French culture, nor do they share many French values. A high percent of young Muslims are unemployed or work at low pay occupations. Unlike, most American Muslims, they do not emphasize their French Muslim category.

A high percent live in slums without any prospect for a middle class life. France is a class based society in which those of the middle and upper classes ensure their children wind up with good jobs and a good life. The French people must:

1. Accept multiculturalism which allows groups to retain part of their culture while entering the national culture.

2. It must cease silly laws such as how a Muslim female can or cannot dress. In America, Jews can wear their yarmulke and still retain a job. Why can’t Muslim women wear the chador or hijab? How you dress does not alter your sense of nationalism unless society makes one feel that way.

Voice Of Nice Jew Speaks About Trump

Jared Kushner is a Jewish man whose grandparents were Holocaust survivors so if anyone knows who is anti-Semitic, just check with Jared. OH, he did happen to  marry the daughter of someone named Donald Trump which makes it even more certain that he examines any hint of anti-Semitism with a determination to ensure those responsible are punished. OK, some will note that Jared at this point is a key Trump advisor, but that certainly does not interfere with his need to expose anti-Semites.

“The fact is that my father-in-law is an incredibly loving and tolerant person who has embraced my family and our Judaism since I began dating my wife. I have personally seen him embrace people of all religions and racial backgrounds, at his companies and in his personal life.”

If anyone wants further proof of that Jared has written, just check with any member of the Muslim religion living in the USA!

Gay News From Philadelphia

There is plenty of gay news for those who are gay or lesbian. Archbishop Charles Chapat of Philadelphia has come forth with a fascinating new approach to the entire issue of gays and lesbians who happen to be Catholics. OK, there are undoubtedly some who reject any endeavor to propose a compromise between those seeking to impose their liberal ideas upon the historic Catholic Church. Well, this is one Archbishop who has done his homework on this subject.

Archbishop Chapat announced that “those who are divorced and have remarried,  will now be welcome to accept the Holy Communion.” There is one minor hitch to his proposal. Gays or lesbians who remarry simply have to consider their mate as a brother or sister and avoid any sexual contact.

Sounds fair to me.

Hillary–Yee Have Tarried Too Long

At some point in the career of every politician comes a moment when one must decide between their desires and what is best for America. Yes, Hillary Clinton is well “qualified”to become president, particularly when compared to Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders. Bernie has emotion, Bernie has some interesting ideas that most probably will never become law. But, at this moment in time, Hillary Clinton has accumulated too much baggage of discord and anger. Yes, the emails are in reality a sideshow and never meant anything important. But, they are  present in the life of Hillary Clinton.

But, it is not merely the emails that are the problem. Bill and Hillary decided to accumulate gobs of money. Ostensibly to do good. Jimmy Carter is doing a heck of a lot more good than the Clintons, and he is doing it without seeking the money of businessmen, of sheiks, of unsavory characters. Bill and Hillary committed an incredible error–they sold the name of an ex-president for money. Harry Truman after leaving the presidency was approached by a businessman who offered a hundred thousand dollars for use of his name. He made clear to that man, and to everyone else that his name was not for hire.

The Clintons have been with us for nearly a quarter of century. We have grown accustomed to their problems,their escapades, their intelligence, and their essential good desires for aiding fellow Americans. But, the ONLY important issue today is -defeating Donald Trump. It is time for Hillary to depart and allow the Democratic convention to select from either Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders. Either one could readily beat the hell out of Trump. It is time for Hillary to do what is best for America. Ensure the defeat of Donald Trump!!

It’s The Gun Who Is Innocent!

Stephen Brumby is an ordinary red blooded two gun shooting American who believes in the National Rifle Association. He has stocked his home with dozens of guns in order to defend himself against intruders. Unfortunately, as of this date not a single damned Muslim terrorist has entered his home which has resulted in an inability to use his firearms in self defense.

So, what else could Stephen do but head for the firing range in order to display what he would do to any terrorist setting foot in his home.  Unfortunately, as he loaded one of his self defense guns, it went off and killed his son. “The gun did not kill my boy, I did.” Actually, your son was killed by a GUN! For example, if you wanted self defense weapons like rocks or cakes to throw at bad terrorists, your son would still be alive.

Pope Francis A New Style Pope

These days my fervent prayer is that Pope Francis lives another twenty years which is the amount of time required to make the Catholic church once again the voice of oppressed and poor people the world over. He made a statement concerning the relation of the Catholic Church and gays and lesbians. He made clear the Church says “that they must not discriminate against gays, they must be  respected… The Church must ask forgiveness for not behaving more tolerant”

He went on to say “when I say the Church, I mean Christians. I believe the Church not only should apologize to the person who is gay whom he offended,  but apologize to the poor, to the exploited women and to children.”

I look forward to the Republican Convention reaction to this statement.

Supreme Court Acts Supreme

During the past thirty years conservatives have pursued a campaign that would deny women the right to control their bodies. Since they are unable to overthrow the Roe vs Wade Court decision, right wingers have resorted to state legislators for new rules, new laws that would make it virtually impossible for abortion facilities to function. The state of Texas is the latest state to pass a law that makes it extremely difficult for women to gain any access to abortion facilities.

The Supreme Court in a 5-3 decision ruled the Texas law which would have reduced the number of abortion facilities from 41 to 18 to be unconstitutional. Hopefully, young voters finally understand the election of Hillary Clinton is the only way  to prevent a Republican president and Congress from ending  abortion rights!

Trump Family Takes Over

Well, it is now clear that Donald Trump has finally decided to seek the advice of key political analysts and retool his campaign. He got rid of his campaign manager, the notorious Corey Lewandowski who had gained fame pushing around female correspondents. So, who did Donald take advice from in seeking new blood in his campaign? Naturally, another Trump! His daughter Ivanka and her husband are now the key political experts.

Since we believe that Donald needs some assistance, what else can we do, but offer our own advice.

Chris Christie has an approval rating in New Jersey of about 27%. Why not consult him?

The Bush family is sulking, since you want to consult family members, why not ask the elder Bush for some help?

I believe the NRA is the best source of new ideas to get your campaign on the road to success.

LeBron James just made Cleveland a happy place, perhaps, he can save you.

You know, Donald, you constantly do ISIS many favors, perhaps, they can do one for  you with some advice.

Rudy Giuliani once saved America after 9/11, he can easily match you with bullshit, only he has new bullshit.

Then again there are always the Kardashians.

On Immigration-Then And Now

The most continual source of conflict within America for over two hundred years has been the arrival of immigrants from nations throughout the world. A perennial complaint of those who were here is that new people posed a threat to their economic and social lives. During the 1830s and 1840s, over two million poor people from Ireland arrived with nothing but a desire to take any job for any wage as long as they had work. This new CATHOLIC group encountered prejudice, hatred and violence. In fact, the Know Nothing Party was formed –it captured nearly 15% of the vote. Its platform was -end any further Catholic immigration and require Irish Catholics to wait fifteen  years before becoming citizens.

Similar attitudes were encountered by the eight million Jewish and Italian immigrants who arrived between 1880-1924. So, along comes Donald Trump with the oldest argument in American history–its them damn immigrants who are the problem. As to the Muslims, according to Donald: “we have no idea where they come from. Who the hell are they?

Actually, fewer than 15,000 have arrived. Canada, with a much smaller population has welcomed over TWENTY THOUSAND MUSLIMS. And, of this date, not a single act of violence.