Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Priest With Too Much Time On His Hands

You can't make this shit up.......

Obama Disappoints Again

Not the change I voted for.....

The Obama administration has filed a brief in EFF's lawsuit against the government for its program of illegal, mass wiretapping of Americans, defending the practice, arguing that the lawsuit should be dismissed, endorsing the Bush administration's invented "State Secret" theory, and augmenting it with a new theory, that "the Patriot Act bars any lawsuits of any kind for illegal government surveillance unless there is "willful disclosure" of the illegally intercepted communications." This brief was not written by Bush cronies left behind by the outgoing administration: this is an invention of the Obama administration.

Monday, April 06, 2009

As the say....Dogma Makes Me Crazy

I find it simply amazing that grown-ups are involved in this kind of thinking. Its a story I might expect my 4 year old granddaughter to tell me....but an adult????? [BTW, I know the cartoon does not exactly match the story, but it makes up for my failure to comment earlier on this nonsense from a week or so ago from the latest pope.]

The Vatican is champing at the bit to turn Pope John Paul II into a saint, and central to their case is the story of Jory Aebly. Aebly was a young man who was mugged, shot in the head, and expected to die…but he recovered, fortunately. What's the connection to a dead pope? Well, there isn't much of one. In the hospital, he was given a rosary that had supposedly been blessed by the pope, and his religious family now credits John Paul II for his recovery. Never mind that the pope had been dead for four years.
What also isn't mentioned is that Aebly's friend, Jeremy Pechanec, who was also mugged and shot, died of his injuries.
Was he an atheist or something? Does the pope's magic only extend to people who hold this one particular rosary?
Why isn't this magic rosary being used regularly for all brain injury victims in the hospital right now? Sometimes people can recover from horrific injuries, so one case isn't at all persuasive…now if the hospital were slapping the super-duper magic beads into every victim's hands as they were being rushed through the emergency room door, and they were all getting better, then I'd say there is something worth investigating going on.
I also want to know how many other people the hospital chaplain used his ju-ju beads on, and how many of them died. You'd think he'd be bragging a lot more about his success rate if they worked, but all we hear about is this one incredibly lucky fellow.
This is the world of Catholicism, though. Reason has no role in it, sense doesn't matter, and statistics? What's that? Dead man's beads are going to get the credit, but not the surgery and care that contributed more to the recovery than superstition.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

And This Guy Is On TV For What Exactly????

Glenn Beck, 2005 - You know, it took me about a year to start hating the 9/11 victims' families. . . When I see a 9/11 victim family on television of whatever, I'm just like, 'Oh, shut up!' I'm so sick of them because they're always complaining