Category Archives: Catholics

What’s New In Republican Politics?

In order to speed up the process of this primary season which will last for over a year before we begin the event known as an election, we thought if might be interesting to offer a preview of what Republicans will be discussing during the coming months

1. Hillary Clinton is a closet lesbian. But, don’t get us wrong, some of our best friends are lesbians.

2. Bill Clinton is the secret lover of George Clooney.

3. At this very moment a giant tunnel is being constructed under the Pacific Ocean to transport Chinese soldiers in their invasion of America.

4. ISIS is behind the government of Iran.

5. Lower taxes, reduce the money coming into the government and raise military expenditures by $150 billion.

6. If elected, Senator Rand Paul will personally lead American troops into battle in Iran. His chief of staff will be Liam Neeson.

7. We need to repeal Obamacare and provide health insurance to those without. Just be patient, we will soon explain our plan.

8. Once Republicans are in control of the federal government the drought will end in California.

9. Unleash Wall Street and economic prosperity will rise for those earning $7.25 an hour, their wages will rise dramatically to $7.75 cents an hour.

10. Jesus will finally return knowing he will be greeted by the Koch brothers.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

I assume the main qualification for running for president is to have never taken a science course.

Republicans insist they must end the IRS and increase military spending. I guess Houdini is their main secret weapon.

Oh, for a day in this world without a shot being fired!

We now have two doctors running for president. How about two turtle doves?

There ought to be a law requiring anyone running for president to speak softly.

I so miss the peace of night falling without violence in the world

Just think, in twenty years a Clinton and a Bush running for president!

Where Have All The Clergy Gone?

America is currently celebrating anniversaries related to the civil rights movement of the sixties. If you gaze at pictures of the Reverend Martin Luther King marching as part of protests against abuse of human rights marching alongside him are Catholic priests and Jewish rabbis. These days when I witness one protest or another I do not see any pictures of ministers –other than black or Hispanic– in the crowd of protesters. I daily see pictures of demonstrations in the Middle East but it is rare to see an imam in the group. When was the last time a group of rabbis marched to support the right of Palestinians whose land is being seized by the Israel government? Where are rabbis protesting the wild ideas emanating from Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu? Here in America the Christian clergy fears defending the rights of Muslims because that might be interpreted as “hating Jews” and these days no one wants to be accused of “hating Jews.”

The Muslim clergy are not assuming any leadership in the Middle East, the Jewish clergy are not assuming leadership to bring about peace in the Middle East and in America, it is right wing fanatical clergy who shout to the world that there is no such thing as “global changes.” Where have all the clergy gone? They have abandoned their parishioners and fled the scene of battle for human rights. And, I do mean ALL CLERGY!

Vatican Safe, For Now!

There is some evidence that terrorists were planning an attack upon the Vatican. Initial reports indicate that Islamic groups connected to al-Qaeda were ready to send in the suicide bombers against the Vatican in order to shut up the Pope who constantly makes statements about the need for peace in the Middle East. However, our research indicates that not only are Muslim terrorists angry at Pope Francis, but so are a heck of a lot of Catholics who regard his comments about gays and lesbians as insulting to all they hold dear in the Catholic religion. After all, would you want your daughter sitting in church next to some LESBIANS! One suspects there are some priests who do not like all this talk and action about predators upon the young. They believe it is their right to seek out young boys for sex mates. Just read the Bible.

Pope Francis has brought some fresh air into the Catholic Church. OK, Islamic terrorists are angry at him, then again, they hate imams who speak for peace. But, if Pope Francis lives long enough there will be hundreds of priests who would welcome his death. The Vatican curia do not want anyone examining their financial transactions. I have a hunch, threats upon the life of Pope Francis are more threatening from within the Curia than from without!

Going Wrong Way?

Ordinarily, if one is of Mexican heritage and resides in the United States of America, the police pick you up for one reason or another, and before one knows what is happening, your body is in the nation of Mexico. After all, your ancestors were the original people of European ancestry who arrived in what we now term to be the state of Texas. Alondra Luna was in her high school classroom when the police arrived and before she could say, Houston, the screaming girl was on a plane headed for across the border into Mexico. It appears some woman in Mexico claimed to be the mother of this girl, but the girl had never seen the woman. For some reason, they did DNA testing and it was clear the teenager was NOT the daughter of this woman.

The good news is that Alondra is back in Houston with her real mother. The bad news is that she is back in Houston where people walk around with guns and police enjoy halting those of Mexican heritage and if you are not polite, then you might wind up dead. Violence in Mexico vs violence in Houston, which is worse?

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

WE offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

Canada, Toronto Star: “Strange Smell”

Don’t worry, it is jus the aroma coming from the American Congress buildings

USA, NY Post: “Woman Shot On Texas Highway”

At least she was not shot in a Texas church.

Sweden, Local: “One-In-Three Russian Diplomats Are Spies”

That’s all?

UK,Guardian: “Nontraditional Families”

A man and a woman?

Japan, Japan Times: ‘Kim Jong-un Climbs Mountain”

You mean he rolled up a mountain?

School Death, Spanish Style

There was a death in a school when a high school student, armed with a cross bow entered the school and shot a teacher with an arrow. Students huddled in their classrooms and tried to shut the door, but the boy was able to get into a few rooms and wound four of his classmates. He was finally subdued. Notice the difference between a boy armed with a crossbow and a boy armed with a rapid firing weapon which can send dozens of bullets all over the school in a few seconds. In Spain, we talk about A death, not the death of a dozen. Friends say the boy had been talking for days about his desire to murder teachers but no one paid any attention. After all, this is 2015 and students watch films in which young boys blast away with guns and murder a few dozen. We now accept as “normal,” the idea that a student openly discusses a desire to murder his teachers of fellow students.

The difference in Spain is that obtaining weapons of mass destruction is difficult. Heck, here in America it is now LEGAL to bring a gun to a college classroom in Texas. Heck, the student can carry a concealed gun and it is legal. Something has gone crazy in America since now over 50% of our people support the idea of people being able to walk around with weapons that can fire dozens of bullets. The only solution is to move to Spain and just confront the terror of a crossbow.

Oh, no report of Muslims in the area

Cuban Nights And Days

For the past half century there has been one idea that all American politicians agree upon- it is a crime to speak with anyone connected with the evil Cuban government. After all, how could we Americans engage in dialogue with a nation that is run by an evil ruler? Never utter any words to anyone who belongs to that bad country. We Americans stand for freedom and oppose any and all agreements with dictators such as the Castro boys.

1. Richard Nixon opened diplomatic relations with the really evil Chinese Communist government.

2. St. Ronald Reagan met and negotiated with the evil Communist leader, Gorbachev.

3. John F. Kennedy negotiated with Communist leaders.

4. The US currently has relations with at least twenty nations whose leader is dictatorial.

BUT, NO RELATIONS WITH CUBA!

President Obama will be in Panama for a Latin American summit. He WILL speak with Raul Castro and hopefully persuade him to end imprisonment of opposition leaders and enable Cubans to have greater access to the Internet. At least he might slightly expand the limits of dissent for those in Cuba. Just another talk with another dictator, which means things are normal.

Oh, there is freedom of religion in Cuba although there is no freedom of religion in our ally, Saudi Arabia!

People With Bad Ideas

There is a popular view among conservatives in America that the cause of all and any problem in this nation stems from those who have bad ideas. Rand Paul, Jeb Bush, you name the person, and they will carefully explain that we do not have any economic or social issues in this nation, any and all problems stem from the bad ideas of that man in the White House. According to Fox News this nation is engaged in a great war, and the war is all about who has the right ideas. Naturally, those with bad ideas are members of the Democratic party and all it takes to get this nation back to happiness and prosperity is to elect people who have the right ideas.

BAD IDEAS

Raise taxes on wealthy. This idea violates the Ten Commandments of our Lord Jesus Christ

Give people food stamps. They will just spend the money on liquor and gambling.

Rebuild our infrastructure, this leads to people driving on Sunday when they should be in church praying.

Talk rather than shoot when encountering a black boy on the streets.

Enable women to get power in business, that means they are not at home with the kids.

Pass a law in Congress that controls business power, this means less money from lobbyists.

Then again, pass any law in Congress.

Talk with Iran rather than bombing that land.

Oppose our greatest mind in the Middle East, Bibi Netanyahu.

Oh, for people with GOOD IDEAS!

Need Laws To Protect Jews

These days one can not pick up a newspaper or check social media without encountering some story about how Christians in this nation are having their rights denied. As anyone knows,our Founding Fathers were concerned about the right of government to impose its values upon religions. I think that was the intent of the First Amendment. Anyway, it is about time that Indiana or Arkansas passed some legislation hat protects we Jews in our daily lives.

1. We need a law that protects Jewish butchers from selling their kosher meat to infidels like Christians.

2. If a GOY enters a Jewish owned store he or she must make clear they are not Jews and thus not entitled to the Jewish discount.

3. No Christian priest or minister should be allowed in a Jewish owned establishment unless they remove that damned Cross!

4. Then again, Jewish merchants should have the right to deny selling to those who wear that CROSS!

5. Any Jewish merchant should have the right to subject a customer as to the meaning of ‘oy veh” or dreck.

Please do not get me wrong, some of my best friends are Christian, in fact I married two of them!