I was talking to Roxeanne DeLuca yesterday about the Pope’s resignation and the discussion turned to what the ex-pope’s title would be.
on ETWN it was suggested he might be called Bishop Emeritus of Rome as he would be the retired Bishop of Rome but it occurs to me there is a better title that should be used” the Holy Grandfather.
It sounds like something silly but when you think about it that’s the perfect title for the retired Pope.
First of all he was still the Pope so Holiness would be a proper honorarium.
Plus consider what a grandfather is.
A Grandfather supplements a father. He is a figure of kindness wisdom and authority, a retired person of age with the knowledge and experience that comes with it. A person who loves both the father and the child with all his heart who both the child and the father will occasionally go to for advice and wise counsel.
But while the Grandfather has status he doesn’t have authority over the father who still makes the decisions. He doesn’t usurp the father, he knows that’s not his place, but he complements the father and aids him when it’s needed.
Consider what I’ve just said and look at Pope Benedict again. He’s simply radiates that Grandfather meme.
I’m sure the church will come up with something official when the time comes, but for my money they can’t do better than Holy Grandfather.
There are two ways to try to marganilize a pol you’re afraid of attack them or ignore them. With Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) the plan is ignore.
When Senator Ayotte raised Benghazi during the campaign, the media ignored her.
When Senator Ayotte continued to raise the issue after the election she was they continues to ignore her
When Senator Ayotte appeared with Senators Graham and McCain on the Susan Rice issue, the media pretended she wasn’t there.
When he kept up the attack they continued to look right through her.
Yesterday she raised an incredible point at the Hagel Hearings that nobody seems to have caught
Of course he also voted against a sense of the senate in designating the Islamic revolutionary guard corps as a terrorist organization and he told us during the hearing that it was because of it was part of an elected legitimate Iranian government.
I don’t think that the people who rose up in 2009 in the green movement who were persecuted and shot at by the Iranian government would call that government a legitimately elected government. Nor would, at the time that he voted against designating the Islamic revolutionary guard corps as a terrorist organization at the time they were assisting those in Iraq who were murdering our troops.
That is simply devastating. Yet it got absolutely no airtime in the MSM. Why, because it can’t be refuted, there is no way to describe that vote in a positive way and there was nothing in either Senator Ayotte’s demeanor nor her delivery that can be used to attack her on style or substance.
The GOP has rising female and Hispanic stars, the media has decided that the way to deal with Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz is to attack attack attack.
On Kelly Ayotte, the plan is to keep her out of the news as much as possible so when she runs for re-election they can paint whatever picture of her they wish.
The left will always tell you who they fear. Kelly Ayotte is a Gem and in terms of the Northeast the brightest conservative star and the Media will do all it can to keep her light under a bushell
“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”
Sir. Winston Churchill
Herod the Great:Like a newborn Scorpion (pressing and crunching his foot on floor) Underfoot!
Jesus of Nazareth 1977
One of the things conservative’s face once they break into anything resembling prominence is the totalitarian nature of the left.
Our friends on the left have never forgotten the rise of Rush Limbaugh, Fox news and the small media organs that compete in the kingdom of redundant noise they have created. The greatest fear is a charasmatic leader that may arise, thus the daily attacks on Sen Ted Cruz the attempted destruction of Gov Sarah Palin & the media blackout on Sen Kelly Ayotte.
On the media side it’s pretty much the same, When an Andrew Breitbart, Erick Erickson or a Dana Loesch arises they will do all they can to keep them off the MSM at best or silence them at worst.
I knew Andrew, I know Erick & Dana and I’m not anywhere near their league (yet) but yesterday my piece on Ted Cruz’s “evil Empire” moment brought the blog a lot of views. Combined with the Radio Syndication and the reach of the site getting longer it’s drawn some attention so the time has come to slow me down.
One favorite method is by the use of “Sock Puppets” Basically you create a pseudo identity to attack and engage on say Twitter in the hopes of filling one’s timeline with a lot of attacks. Such accounts usually have few followers and a bunch of tweets who’s only purpose is attack, but while that can be annoying it doesn’t have the knockout punch that a person might want, for that you have to have the person you want to go after take a proactive step that can be attacked.
Now Bill E. Bobb is the quintessential type of sock puppet account. You have no picture (unlike say spam accounts which invariably has the image of a hot woman) very few followers and tweets that a few and far between and only a single follower. Take a look at the tweets in the time line. It is so over the top racist that it’s virtually a John Stewart parody of what the left beliefs the right is.
I would have no idea who “Bill E. Bobb” even existed if it wasn’t for a comment waiting for approval when I woke up with morning.
The first clue was the comment was on a post from a few days ago concerning a post that deserved more attention on Dorner’s first victims: Monica Quan & Keith Lawrence who are likely going to be forgotten now that Dorner is dead. It included this picture of the two victims
The comment that was waiting for moderation was as follows:
Now there are two possibilities here. The first is that this is a Sock Puppet account of a person who holds a deep hatred of Blacks, wants to express it, but doesn’t want to be associated with it.
The problem with that conclusion is as the photo indicates Monica Quan is of mixed race which makes the statement above nonsensical in addition to racist unless Bill E Bobb is looking at Miss Quan though the media’s George Zimmerman glasses that adjusts a persons race to suit their argument.
The second is that this comment is left as a trap.
One of the oldest tricks in the blog book, so old that people often forget it is to associate a comment with the author of a blog. Such comments are generally left in older posts that might escape notice by the blog’s proprietor and if the author is sloppy enough to automatically allow approval such a comment can sit for days until brought up at an appropriate time when to bring it up and proclaim the author of the blog a racist/sexist/bigot/homophobe/islamophobe who is the type of person who would put puppies in a blender.
While that kind of tactic has little effect on regular readers it can be used to discourage future ones and with a living based on tip jar hits and advertisers it can have a very damaging effect on long term growth.
It’s hopefully not a conceit for me to conclude this was the latter, but you dear reader can make up your own mind, but to Bill E Bobb of twitter fame I say: Better Luck next time.
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My thanks to everyone who kicked in yesterday assuring me of a full paycheck this week. Not only does it gives me a jump on my monthly goal but because the weekly goal has been reached the morning shaking of the jar shall be skipped Friday & Saturday to resume at the start of the next workweek.
Of course, once my subscriber bases reaches $1200 monthly then the jar will shake only for a trip or an emergency.