Category Archives: Catholics

McConnell Takes A Stand!

Senator Mitch McConnell told the world that he is digging in his feet, and standing up for justice, prosperity and the American people. So, what exactly does the new majority leader of the United States Senate intend to do for the American people? “We need to do everything we can to rein in the regulatory onslaught which is the principle reason that we haven’t had the kind of bounce back after the 2008 recession.” Oh, during the past year over two million new jobs were created by the dude from Africa. Oh, our economy is moving ahead, but the real problem according to the wizard from Kentucky is that President Barack Obama insists that our nation address issue of pollution that will impact the future. So, what then is the agenda of Mitch and his Republican buddies?

1. He intends to fight to the death for more oil. Thus he supports construction of the Keystone pipe line from Canada that will add to our existing supply of oil.

2. “People are tired of inaction. They want to act and put a lot of people back to work.”

Has anyone informed this idiot that gas prices are heading for $2 a gallon? Has anyone informed the Republican party that the world is awash in oil? Oh, I forgot, constructing this pipeline might provide a few thousand temporary jobs. Just what America needs-more temporary jobs?

THINGS THAT WILL NOT HAPPEN IN 2015

Following are events that will not occur in 2015.

1. George Bush will not announce that he is running for vice president on a ticket headed by brother, Jeb.

2. Barack Obama will not end his aloofness attitude as president.

3. Chris Christie will not weigh in at 180 pounds.

4. Sarah Palin will not be shown at a Homeless shelter hugging one of those dirty kids.

5. Justice Scalia will not support continuance of the Affordable Care Act.

6. New York Mayor de Blasio will not be shot by a cop.

7. We will go an entire year without a single story about police shooting an unarmed black male.

8. Some app will got appshit.

9. Vladimir Putin will be shown hugging a gay man.

10. Fox News will run an expose about the growing disparity in America between the wealthy and middle class.

You have my word on these non-events!

New Year Predictions

We offer predictions as to what will occur in the year 2015.

1. We predict many priests in the Catholic Church will pray for the demise of Pope Francis and his silly ideas of reform.

2. We predict that another plane will disappear into the Java Sea triangle.

3. We predict that a new law will be passed in Congress to assure we have pipe lines to carry needed oil.

4. We predict that President Obama will run out of pens due to signing so many repeal laws.

5. We predict that Ted Cruz will not offer his ideas to any Ivy League audience.

6. We predict that Vladimir Putin will wrestle a bear in order to handle Russia’s financial crisis.

7. We predict the New York Knicks WILL win another basketball game.

8. We predict some college kid will announce a new computer idea that will sweep the nation, if not the world.

9. We predict that Republicans will debate whether or not Congress should actually meet this year.

10. We predict that Jeb Bush will announce he desires brother George to be his running mate in 2016.

11. We predict that Elizabeth Warren will emerge as the only Democrat with balls!

12. We predict that somewhere in America another black boy will be shot by police because he sold sodas without a permit.

Pope Francis Vs Catholic Church

For Catholics born after the death of Pope John XXII, this is the first time in their lives that a Pope has emerged with a sense of the necessary changes needed in the Vatican if Catholicism is to emerge as a 21st century religion. Pope Francis is attempting to drag a recalcitrant Catholic clergy into the new century. Ironically, he is the first non-European Pope in 1300 years. He is also the first Pope who comes from Latin America. He appeared before a gathering of clergy and spoke some blunt words of wisdom. “The curia needs to change, to improve, a curia that does not criticize itself, that does not dare to improve is a sick body.” He went on to blast the silent crowd with warnings about “rivalry and vainglory” as sins that hamper establishment of a modern Catholic Church.

There is no doubt this Pope wants dialogue about issues such as celibacy, abortion, and the role of women in the Church. The main issue is whether he lives long enough to alter the composition of the Vatican. At this point in time there are too many who live in the 19th century, and seek to return to a time that has scant connection to the 21st century. The issue is –time. Can Pope Francis lie long enough to bring about the needed changes?

Oh, and he warned against the “terrorism of gossip.” Gee, I wonder who he was referring to!

Some American Cubans Upset

There are moments when one does not know whether to cry or laugh at antics of Republicans who can only see horror and disaster whenever President Obama opens his mouth or makes a decision. Let me get this straight:

1. The United States of America in 1961, when I was 31 years old, imposed sanctions on the new government of Fidel Castro.

2. Every American president since that moment has supported this decision.

3. Fidel Castro was a dictator in 1961.

4. Today, Fidel is retired and his brother is now the dictator.

5. DESPITE sanctions, human rights does not exist in Cuba.

In other words, imposing sanctions has not altered anything about the power structure of Cuba. According to Carlos Eire, a college professor whose family fled Cuba, “I am furious, in pain, and deeply offended by this betrayal of the Cuban people.” In other words, altering a policy which has NOT provided human rights for Cubans somehow is a “betrayal.” Those opposing change simply wish to dig the hole a lot deeper. Oh, the US has diplomatic relations with China, a leader in denial of human rights. We also diplomatically engage with Zimbabwe whose leader, Robert Mugabe, makes the Castro boys come across as defenders of human rights!

Goodbye Stephen Colbert

It has been for years part of my nightly behavior to tune into the Colbert show in order to enjoy the antics of our good friend who pretends to be a conservative defending the American way of life. But, as the expression goes, all good things must come to an end. During the course of my 84 years I have been part of the last show of many series such as MASH or Seinfeld Or All In The Family. I have always looked forward with anticipation to the last episode. I must confess that not a single last episode remains in my mind. They all conclude with a flat joke or nostalgia. Such was the last Colbert Report. Sort of warm and fuzzy with singing from God knows how many people. Can’t say that I was disappointed, just sad that a good show is now over.

Stephen, we will miss your antics. Have a good time on the new show.

Marco Rubio Is Upset About Cuba

Senator Marco Rubio is very upset because that man in the White House has decided to open diplomatic relations with Cuba. You know, the land from which Marco’s parents fled in order to flee from tyranny. He terms the President as being the “world’s worst negotiator” which leaves me a bit confused. Either Marco does not want any negotiation with the Castro brothers or he wants a different outcome from the negotiation. For years Marco has been against any form of negotiation. However, if Marco was the President he would have gotten much more from the Castro gang.

1. Fidel would have been compelled to apologize to all Cubans now living in Florida for being a bad man.

2. Fidel would agree to raise wages of all Cuban workers.

3. Fidel would have promised to disband the Cuban armed forces.

4. Fidel would have agreed to give each and every Cuban immigrant to the US a sum of $100,000.

5. Fidel would have promised to welcome Capitalism to Cuba.

As I recall when then President Richard Nixon opened relations with Communist China all he did was agree to exchange Ambassadors. Marco, we have attempted for over half a century to end the Castro regime and it is still there. Enough is enough.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comment.

Sweden, Local: “Elderly Man Fined For Walking Slow”

Please inform my 84 year old body to shuffle along a bit faster!

Norway, Norway Post: “Find Stolen Chocolate”

What a sweet story!

USA, aol: “Alleged Spying”

These days what other kind is around?

Turkey, Hurriyet: “Say Farewell To Dead Miner”

I will have to dig into this story.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Proud To Come To Work”

Words never uttered by any American Congressman

Oh Dem Immigrants!

There are many people in the great state of Texas who are furious for dem Mexican immigrants who cross the border and take their jobs picking fruit or hauling garbage. You have to understand that many men who work in the corporate world in Houston would prefer to work in a meat plant but dem illegal immigrants have taken those jobs away from them. One of the angry young Texans headed for the Mexican Consulate in Austin, Texas, and began to blast away after he set the place on fire. He wants to halt dem illegals from taking the job of nanny away from his wife. The man was finally shot to death after he made his statement clear that illegals have no place in the great state of Texas.

How about a history lesson? The Mexican government in the 1820s was not concerned about immigrants. They invited Americans to immigrate to the place they call, Texas. After a decade or so, these “immigrants” in Texas became upset because the nation of Mexico ended slavery, and they, naturally revolted to ensure their right to have slaves. Oh dem immigrants, always causing trouble and taking jobs away from slaves?

Mexico, The Broken Land

There is an old expression that is known to people in Mexico: ‘so far from God, so near to America.” It reflects the reality that Mexico has always confronted the problem of a powerful neighbor which has robbed the country time after time. Americans took half the nation of Mexico after the Mexican War and since that time has sought to exploit its natural resources. But, in recent decades the Americans fell in love with drugs which led to the emergence of drug lords who have unlimited power in Mexico. A few months ago 43 college students disappeared after they annoyed the mayor of a town who was simply the buddy of local drug lords. We now know the boys were murdered and their bodies burned and dumped in a garbage area. President Enrique Pena Nieto has finally recognized that something must be done about these drug lords. He rules a land in which police earn about $340 a month from the government and hundreds more from drug lords.

The President recognized “there are two Mexicos. One that is part of the global economy with growing levels of income, and there is another part of Mexico with historic problems that have been unresolved for generations.” He promised to do something to create an honest police force. However, the best solution is for the United States of America to legalize all forms of drugs and end the power of drug lords!