Friday, February 17, 2017

The Incredibly Disappointing HBO Series "The Young Pope"




The Incredibly Disappointing HBO Series "The Young Pope"

Since I am already a cultural Christian and have twelve years of Catholic education I could get into the language and concepts that this extremely well written series presented in the Roman Catholic Pagan traditions and ritual that go back to the sun god Alexander the Great several hundred years before the common era on the calendar. 

Being a distant none-Catholic makes it easy to understand what the actors in their impeccable dress and fabulous stage sets were attempting to do with "The Young Pope" starring actor Jude Law as Pope Pius XIII and his search, a learning curve (really), for God even after he has been elected the youngest pope in centuries of the crusty old Vatican business HQ.

The opening premise has all the old men, the cardinals, wondering how they elected such a young, and American pope (British actor Law doing this w/an American accent) as Lenny Belardo, a cardinal somehow of one of the dioceses of NYC. In episode nine, the best episode of the series, Belardo had somehow at one time "Shared power" with pedophile archbishop Kurtwell of Queens. (Queens is not a diocese but part of the Brooklyn-Queens Diocese) Kurtwell now under investigation for the Vatican in New York in the person of almost falling down constantly drunk Monsignor Father, soon to be cardinal, Gutierrez, one time rector of St. Peter's Basilica and its passages and crypts below. It is Gutierrez who Pius XIII befriends and talks and walks around at night in the basilica to find out the down and dirty of everything political in the Vatican. 

Pius imports Sister Mary to be his gatekeeper. Sister Mary was the nun who was in charge of Lenny in the orphanage when his hippy parents dumped him there in order to travel lighter on a "trip to Venice". This is a background theme of the whole series episodes 1-10 - both the separation anxiety of being dumped by his parents and the floating protection of the substitute mother figure of Sister Mary, played beautifully by actress Diane Keaton.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Open Letter to David O'Reilly, The Inquirer Regarding Abp Chaput's Unconditional Support of Trump


A Real Bishop of Philadelphia - John Neumann 1852-1860

Mr. David O'Reilly, Correspondent Philly.Com The Inquirer 

BTW Grats on your long and no doubtless rewarding meal ticker career!



I am writing this as an open letter because Charles Chaput complains about the media not fawning like they should be in a Fascist Slave Nation that Trump and his cadre of Nazi haters envision for the USA.



“I don’t want to be partisan in my comments here, but it seems to me if we are really serious about our common responsibilities, we support the president,” Archbishop Charles Chaput told the California-based talk show host Hugh Hewitt, a Catholic conservative.

I think your boutique journalism piece above about Chaput latest whining about something or other is more an infomercial for the California Hewitt Radio show than it is about the media or Trump. 

That Chaput is the force behind the California Fascist Catholic / "Christianist" organization of The Napa Institute promoting secret functions where church as state are one in the Fascist Vision of a future or is it now America.


I have been watching your topic Charles Chaput since he tossed two first graders into the street in Denver in Father Breslin's parish because the two kids moms were moms and or lesbian.

He ranted and raved I believe more about MSNBC and probably on Fox News in 2011 to say that the American Media were anti-catholic for not reporting on a World Youth Day in Spain that year.

That was the cover story that I believe after some research was a response to some so-called desecration of a state owned chapel in the State Controlled Complutense University in Madrid. 

That the background on lesbians making political points in a political theatre of a state owned and supported chapel was a response in fact that an anti-gay Gang(s) of devoted Catholic Fascists patrolled the campus at night with clubs to make certain no gays would meet in public in a public university after dark. Gay reactions to violence against gays and ignored/endorsed by the police was the other half of that Chaput story. Chaput is only interested in half truths IMO. etc.


I am also not fond of "Chief Outtatown" my terrible non-PC label for this carpetbagger archbishop in Philly. If the media can ignore personal insults like "Pocahantas" by a warped mental case of a so-called President for the female senator Elizabeth Warren, why am I wrong in calling this bigot a name that fits his so-call heritage. 

But I really disliked this dude when he came up with a political agenda to attack JFK in the grave for his separation of church and state stance and in lines with the upcoming 2012 elections. Something about attacked dead Dem Prezs by the GOP like FDR with the 22nd amendment. Irony with that was that Eisenhower, Nixon if he had cleaned up his act, and Reagan could have probably gone for though not done third terms, but not in St. Ronny's case. RIP


Sorry that BXVI had to retire for senility and sorry that Chuck did not get his red hat as promised because of this new possibly more moderate pope F1.

As I remember the local newspapers, TV and radio in the day would fawn at the sight a Philly archbishop deigning to step half a foot out of the old 10 acre Cardinal Dougherty 61 room Bishop's Palace on City Line Avenue to give the media their 30 second soundbite or half a column hardcopy interviews. I believe that lent as much to the recent Philly unpleasantness of abuse by clergy thingy as much as internal Catholic hierarchy mismanagement. Whatever. 

Regards, 

Mike McShea

@areligionist


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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

History Begins to Repeat Itself with Pence's Tie Breaking DeVos Vote




With VP Pence Tie Breaking DeVos "Education" Vote - There can be no doubt that the USA is a "Christian" nation.



BERLIN: PROCLAMATION TO THE GERMAN NATION

FEBRUARY 1, 1933


...The National Government will regard it as its first and foremost duty to revive in the nation the spirit of unity and co-operation. It will preserve and defend those basic principles on which our nation has been built. It regards Christianity as the foundation of our national morality, and the family as the basis of national life....






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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Do Russian Citizens Have to Pay American Income Taxes?




Where is the certificate of his Russian citizenship granted in secret by Putin. Benedict Trump?

RICH ppl refuse to pay their fair share of taxes worldwide.


Except when they have several passports and national loyalties.



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Monday, January 30, 2017

President Bannon in Charge - of Big Boy Trump and Executive Hate Orders against Refugees!




New York City took it in the ass on 911 because of bad American foreign policy. 

America expect the same from now on because of the hate filled morons in the White House. 



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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Churchianity (Holy Card) - The New GOP Religion of the United States






"The world used to believe in the divine right of kings," Father Ducey said in one of his sermons. "Today we have a, substitute—Churchianity.

Churchianity today believes not much in kings but it does believe in a golden rule, the rule of gold in the church as well as in the state. It tries to influence the work of God and secures the passage of unjust laws—laws not for good, or freedom or liberty, but in the interests of injustice, oppression and wrong."

"Churchianity covers wealthy sin with the mantle of gold. With Churchianity money is king and the king can do no wrong. The poor unfortunate criminal, the creature of wretched circumstances is avoided, despised and outcast, and the depraved, malicious sinner is honored and received by Churchianity and society without any show on his part of repentance."

Daily Inner Mountain - Butte Montana March 18, 1899



Father Thomas J. Ducey 1846-1909




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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

My Latest on Kindle - Joe the Deuce and the Vampire Priest of Gay Nineties New York




Backstairs gossip about forgotten bigger than life rich Irish Micks of the New York Gilded Age centering on the politics and lives of several generations of Irish immigrants from the Revolution through the Irish Famine and onto the gilded age, intermingled with Tammany Hall, the Civil War, Mrs.William Astor's "400" society circle and the decades long building of one gothic style cathedral on Fifth Avenue. Meet infamous lawyer James T. Brady, Judge John R. Brady, independently wealthy priest of St.Leo's Father Thomas Ducey, eccentric Countess Annie Leary, John Eno the immature embezzler banker who almost brought on a stock market crash in 1884 along with elements of religion, the supernatural, demons and much more.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N9SQQBV




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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Russian Journalists Murdered 2000 - 2009





Now that Trump like Putin and Putin likes Trump let's share some of the more scary aspects of interspecies friendship (bromance).



https://allantoin.wordpress.com/2011/03/15/murder-of-russian-journalists/



Photos, 
top row: Natalya Skryl (Novoye Vremya), Valery Ivanov (CJES), Igor Domnikov  (Novaya Gazeta)

second row: Anna Politkovskaya (Novaya Gazeta), Vagif Kochetkov (CJES), 
Paul Klebnikov 

third row: Vladimir Yatsina (CJES), Telman Alishayev (CJES), Natalia Estemirova 

fourth row: Eduard Markevic (CJES), Aleksei Sidorov (CJES), Pavel Makeev (CJES) 

fifth row: Yuri Shchekochikhin (CJES), Magomedzagid Varisov (CJES), Anastasiya Baburova (Novaya Gazeta)

sixth row: Maksim Maksimov (CJES), Magomed Yevloyev (CJES), Ivan Safronov (Kommersant)



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Friday, January 6, 2017

Threat - Cultural Rape of the Poor - Repeal of ACA - White Male Entitlement





Looking at the powers of the corporations, the evil corporations to drain the blood and soul out of us for the next quarterly profit and CEO mandated bonuses - I look at the recent election of White Ethnic Neanderthals to turn back time. I realize that I can do nothing to stop the about to happen shit storms resulting from putting a mentally (Caligula level) ill creep in as chief executive of the American government...

A guy you just want to rape an underage ... with is the new having a beer with standard of the GOP? * 


(The Roman Church way ahead on that learning curve btw.)


That I thought that having an inbred wasp idiot like George W Bush the ideal man for the moron in the street to have a bud lite with as a standard for the sale of one's worthless soul to excellence on the Wharton Global Spreadsheet that values humans as zero or less than zero on that new standard of man's "worth" - less than zero... thought that was a new world low in the evolving global culture. Talk about going down low(er)...


That the dying embers of the white male entitlement going back to the hatred and division of humanity with the newly minted King James christian justifiable hate book in the seventeenth century planting the two roots of American evil stemming out from the Puritans in New England, stealing land from and killing natives, and the Cotton Exchanges / slave marts of the South.


... that the dying embers of the old world order thinks it can epoxy it's way back to life entombed in clear plastic, stagnant and an iconic relic for all to worship or suck on like a relic of John Paul II etc...


That the implied gratification of white men to rape their slaves, black and white, male and female, poor mostly, these Obamacare creatures... that this political and moral threat regarding basic human rights to healthcare is not unlike a pending real Cultural Rape of the Poor on a metaphoric scale. 


That the number of men and women willing to sell their souls to the new ball washer GOP Great NEW "christianity" is not unlike a bunch of malformed privileged teenage boys, addicted to too too much porn, and with the world and or its once moral teachers etc. out to tea. So PC...


* White Male Entitlement


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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Bigot Sessions Mobile Alabama Senate Office Hit with Protects by NAACP against Massa Jeff


http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/01/naacp-president-arrested-at-protest-of-sessions-for-ag.html


The protest began around 11 a.m., when nearly two dozen activists occupied Sessions’ office, accusing the senator of being “hostile” to the Voting Rights Act and other civil rights issues. The demonstration was part of a larger action by the Alabama NAACP, which held press conferences opposing Sessions at his other district offices on Tuesday. Demonstrators in Mobile vowed to remain in the office until the senator’s nomination was pulled or they were arrested.
“We are asking the senator to withdraw his name for consideration as attorney general or for the President-elect, Donald Trump, to withdraw the nomination,” Cornell William Brooks, the national president of the NAACP, said during the sit-in. “In the midst of rampant voter suppression, this nominee has failed to acknowledge the reality of voter suppression while pretending to believe in the myth of voter fraud.”


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Friday, December 2, 2016

When You're Gone - the Cranberries






When You're Gone

Give it up
Hold on to love, that is what I do
Now that I've found you
And from above, everything's stinking
They're not around you
And in the night I could be helpless
I could be lonely slipping without you
And in the day, everything's complex
There's nothing simple when I'm not around you
But I miss you, when you're gone
That is what I do, hey baby, baby
It's hard to carry on, that is what I do, hey baby
Give it up
Hold on to my hands
I feel I'm sinking, sinking without you
And to my mind, everything's stinking
Stinking without you
And in the night I could be helpless
I could be lonely, slipping without you
Hold on to love, that is what I do
Now that I've found you
And from above, everything's stinking
They're not around you
And in the night I could be helpless
I could be lonely slipping without you
Hey baby
Songwriters: DOLORES MARY O'RIORDAN
© Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
For non-commercial use only.


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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

With Our Inner Peace


Give me inner peace to accept 

the things I cannot change 

and have no control over.

Give me the strength to change

those things that can be changed.

Along with the wisdom 

to understand the difference.
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With our inner peace, 

Strength. Courage.

Live we today seeking

our daily bread and means.

Reflections on our offenses

to others.

Letting go of the past.

With compassion,

forgive others who offend. 

And seek protection, shelter, 

from the general evil

of an imperfect world.


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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving - for what we are truly thankful.


You have to give to the pilgrims at the first thanksgiving feast. Eating at the Indians table, stealing their stone age technology to adapt in a hostile environment. Sitting there with their superior King James hateful Christianity, these religious deviates, these Puritans. Surviving and thanking their god for sending these Indian losers to them to use, abuse and eventually dispose of them, steal their land, culture, breath etc. A mighty god is the Christian god indeed. 

It would all have been a lot simpler if the Indians did not already live in balance with nature in the primitive pagan Stone Age, that they could have enslaved them like black men and women a little further south on the American geopgraphic landscape.

The black men and women from Africa may have been contaminated or tainted with aspects of the Iron and or Bronze Age. That once lost in a strange environment, a great deal of effort, generations lost, to orientate themselves after immediate survival in a distant harsh planet. That once you lose the Stone Age thing, you are on an uncharted roller coaster ride into the unknown of future history.

That the black folks can't talk English and don't understand numbers as in seven years for an indentured servant to serve for a ticket from the old world to start a new life. New life for white folks great. New life for Africans, an eternal nightmare.

Great that forever. Breeding people like animals all part of that same hateful King James Christianity brought here by the COE types with their written charters and stock owners back home that have to be taken care of first from any profits. And what of profit from enslaving dumb stupid Africans to meet the quarterly profit and bonuses of settlers in Virginia forever. 

That stealing is winning if you can get away with it and nobody can catch up to your crimes against ordinary people and or humanity. It is the backbone of the American way. Always has been. Always will be. No matter the fancy stuffing or window dressing. 

And of course, I am reminded of all this as I eat my pre-packaged pre-Thanksgiving dinner, a poor person's allotment in a rich land, in its black plastic institutionalized container at the local church which already has the basement filled tomorrow by appointment for the poor, allotted time at allotted table with a space age version of turkey, gravy, stuffing the consistency of stool and paper tasting reconstituted with water dehydrated potatoes. 

For what we are truly thankful, let us give thanks.  

LOL


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