What Naaman the Syrian can teach us about Confession Holy Doors and Pride

Mr. Scratch: A soul? A soul is nothing. Can you see it, smell it, touch it?  The Devil and Daniel Webster 1941   Yesterday at the end of Mass our Pastor informed us of a special local event for the year of mercy. There will be a 24 day of prayer and mercy taking place … Continue reading What Naaman the Syrian can teach us about Confession Holy Doors and Pride

Winning By Any Means Necessary???

The 2016 Presidential primary season continues to unfold with much drama, intrigue – dare we say subterfuge – and ongoing suspense. At this present juncture, the Democratic Primary looks as if it may finally be coming to a resolution.  Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton handily won the South Carolina primary on Saturday, February … Continue reading Winning By Any Means Necessary???

Report From Louisiana: The Lights are Still On

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – We are more than halfway through the legislative special session in Baton Rouge meant to solve the staggering $900 million state budget deficit and there does not appear to be any clear or painless way to solve the crisis. You might remember a couple of weeks ago when I reported … Continue reading Report From Louisiana: The Lights are Still On

Trump vs Jake Tapper as Mickey Mantle vs Denny McLain 1968

One final word on Trump's appearance on Jake Tapper, it reminded me of a famous story about Mickey Mantle in 1968 his final season in the Majors. The Date was September 19th 1968 The Yankees were losing to Detroit 6-1 in the their final game of the year at Tiger Stadium when Mickey Mantle came … Continue reading Trump vs Jake Tapper as Mickey Mantle vs Denny McLain 1968

Tip O’Neill Explains why the GOP Establishment fears Donald Trump

Leonard: Okay, fine. Live with cats. Be like my Aunt Nancy. She had dozens of them. And do you know what happened after she died? They ate her. Sheldon:You don’t have to sell me on cats, Leonard. I’m already a fan. The Big Bang Theory: The Zazzy Substitution 2010 There has been some fun in … Continue reading Tip O’Neill Explains why the GOP Establishment fears Donald Trump

Hey let’s Disavow David Duke AND Bill Ayers

I'm a bit confused concerning Donald Trump's answers to Jake Tapper concerning David Duke and the KKK (Judging from Jake's reaction he was pretty confused too by Trump's response on what should have been a gimme question). It's doubly confusing given that in the past he had no problem disavowing Duke in his reform party … Continue reading Hey let’s Disavow David Duke AND Bill Ayers

Anarchy in the USA: Trump, America’s first punk rock president

By John Ruberry 1977 was the year that music came out of the concert halls and into the streets; when independent labels sprang out of the woodwork to feed new tastes; when rock music once again became about energy and fun; when the majors' boardrooms lost control. Suddenly we could do anything. —Liner notes to … Continue reading Anarchy in the USA: Trump, America’s first punk rock president

Covering The Dean Tran Event Saturday Featuring Gov Charlie Baker

Saturday Governor Charlie Baker spent the Day in Fitchburg Massachusetts stumping with longtime City Councilor Dean Tran who is running against even longer time city Councillor Steven Hay for the State Rep seat vacated by newly elected mayor Steve DiNatale. The final stop on the governor's trip where he would speak for Dean and meet … Continue reading Covering The Dean Tran Event Saturday Featuring Gov Charlie Baker

Don Surber on the GOP Search for the Big Friendly STOP TRUMP Button

JD Cahill: You call the tune you pay the piper. Meaning if you don't like the treatment don't rob the banks Cahill US Marshal 1973 Spock: If we had not crossed the Neutral Zone, on your order, you would not now need our opinions to support a decision which should never have had to be … Continue reading Don Surber on the GOP Search for the Big Friendly STOP TRUMP Button

Sojourn in Kenya: Surveying the Ancestral Lands

by baldilocks I spent two days at my father’s ancestral lands in Manyatta, Awendo--no Internet--on which his permanent house is being built. Judging from the time it takes to get back and forth from Nairobi by car, I had originally though this land was 400-500 miles away from the capital, but I’m used to interstate … Continue reading Sojourn in Kenya: Surveying the Ancestral Lands

Peter Capaldi as the Doctor: S9 E5 The Girl Who Died

Summary: Can the Doctor Save a Viking Village from Alien Invaders without the cost of his soul? Plot: The Doctor & Clara are captured by Vikings and while Trying to pass himself off as Oden to escape is interruped by aliens who do a better Oden imitation than him.  Clara & a viking lass named Ashildr … Continue reading Peter Capaldi as the Doctor: S9 E5 The Girl Who Died

The Donald Trump Chris Christie Pivot

One other point concerning Thursday's debate. It's fair to say there were several solid blows landed on Donald Trump.  Ted landed a few  but Marco Rubio clamped onto Donald Leg and like a hungry Dog simply didn't let go.  He did this at a Debate that got record ratings and followed up the next day … Continue reading The Donald Trump Chris Christie Pivot

The Saddest Darwin Award Ever Given

If you go to the The Darwin Awards web site these awards are described as Honoring those who improve the species...by accidentally removing themselves from it! Often the events described while tragic in the sense that every needless death is tragic are tinged with humor because of the sheer stupidity involved. By that standard I regret … Continue reading The Saddest Darwin Award Ever Given

Why I don’t watch debates, 5.0

Last night I was watching Quirke, a gloomy Irish mini-series starring the gloomy and Irish Gabriel Byrne, while the Republican debate raged on. After last night's Quirke episode ended (in a pool of despair, of course), I switched channels and caught the last few minutes of the  Republican debate, when Maria Celeste Arraras asked Marco … Continue reading Why I don’t watch debates, 5.0

CNN’s Racist Gift Basket for María Celeste Arrarás

G Reilly: How would you like it I had the maid over there bring your ass a pinata, that stuff was full of with candy and nachos and chimichangas and tacos, and burritos and a blanket with a big ass bottle of Tequila. what would you say? Gabriel Iglesias: Thank You! Gabriel Iglesias Racist Gift … Continue reading CNN’s Racist Gift Basket for María Celeste Arrarás