Communism remains Murderous, Activists don’t care, Mr. McCarrick & Cardinal Farrell, Gosnell Movie on Amazon, 9th Inning Nightmare for 2004 Boston vs 1924 Washington.

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Communism remains Murderous, Activists don't care, Mr. McCarrick & Cardinal Farrell, Gosnell Movie on Amazon, 9th Inning Nightmare for 2004 Boston vs 1924 Washington.

Appar­ently some things never change:

Yes, the West looked the other way dur­ing the 1930s, when peo­ple were starv­ing. But the West is also look­ing the other way in 2019, refus­ing to see the con­cen­tra­tion camps in China’s Xin­jiang province. These camps have been designed to sup­press the Uighurs, a Mus­lim eth­nic minor­ity whose sta­tus in China in some ways resem­bles that of Ukraini­ans in the old U.S.S.R. Like the Ukraini­ans who did not want to be Sovi­etized, the Uighurs do not want to be fully absorbed into the Chi­nese state. Like the Sovi­ets, the Chi­nese have responded with repres­sion. Pre­vi­ous Chi­nese lead­ers sought to flood Xin­jiang with eth­nic Chi­nese, the same tac­tic they used against Tibetans. More recently, the state has grown harsher, cre­at­ing camps where at least 1 mil­lion Uighurs undergo forced indoc­tri­na­tion designed to erad­i­cate their lan­guage and culture.

Sorry but did any­one expect Com­mu­nism the sin­gle most oppres­sive and mur­der­ous ide­ol­ogy of the last hun­dred years to start act­ing any dif­fer­ent in its 101st?

Oh and check out the com­ments sec­tion for plenty of “it’s Trump’s fault


One other thing about that story above, I don’t see a lot of the usual sus­pects who were scream­ing “Islam­o­pho­bia” when Pres­i­dent Trump was impos­ing his travel ban from 5 coun­tries known to har­bor ter­ror scream­ing over this. Why one might think they’re less inter­ested in reli­gious free­dom than in hit­ting the US in gen­eral and Pres­i­dent Trump in particular.


I found it inter­est­ing that the news of Car­di­nal McCarrick’s lai­ciza­tion came at the same time as this Vat­i­can tidbit:

Pope Fran­cis has named Car­di­nal Kevin Far­rell as papal camer­lengo, a post by which Car­di­nal Far­rell would admin­is­ter the Vat­i­can when the pon­tiff dies or resigns and before the elec­tion of a successor.

The announce­ment comes despite lin­ger­ing ques­tions about Far­rell and his role in con­tro­ver­sies swirling around ex-​Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

Far­rell who was made a Car­di­nal by Fran­cis in 2016 lived with McCar­rick for six years and appar­ently Sgt. Schultz has noth­ing on him:

After McCarrick’s long­time homo­sex­ual pre­da­tion was exposed last year, the pub­lic ques­tioned Far­rell about his knowl­edge of the abuse. Far­rell claimed he knew noth­ing.
“I was shocked, over­whelmed; I never heard any of this before, the six years I was there with him,” Far­rell claimed. “And never, no indi­ca­tion, none what­so­ever, nobody ever talked to me about that.”

In my opin­ion the pro­mo­tion of a McCar­rick pro­tégée the week that he’s booted is an impor­tant sig­nal by the Pope to McCarrick’s allies on the left in the church that while while the names may change the game remains the same.


Roger Peck­en­paugh 9th inning sin­gle cou­pled with a ques­tion­able baserun­ning move by Mark Bell­horn in the bot­tom of the inning were just enough to lift the 1924 Wash­ing­ton Sen­a­tors to their 3rd win in 4 games as they beat the 2004 Boston Red Sox in their home opener at Fen­way 21

Things started strong for the Sen­a­tors as Sam Rice led the game off with a dou­ble but that would be one of only three that Curt Schilling (L 01) give up though 8 13 as he pitched a mas­ter­ful game strik­ing out 10 and keep­ing Wash­ing­ton score­less until the 6th when DH Show­boat Miller reached on an error by the usu­ally sure handed Doug Mien­tkiewicz reached 3rd on a slow grounder out with the hit and run on and scored on a 2nd ground out out by Bucky Harris.

Mean­while Wash­ing­ton Starter Curly Ogden was just as suc­cess­ful but with a lot more drama as the Red Sox loaded the bases in the 3rd with two outs, put men on 1st and 2nd with no outs in the 4th and left two more in the sixth before Jason Varitek led of the sev­enth with a solo shot to right tying the game.

The Sox threat­ened again in the 8th Bill Mueller sin­gled with one out send­ing Kevin Mil­lar to 2nd and chas­ing Ogden who was replaced by Allen Rus­sell (W 10) who retired Mueller on a field­ers choice by Mien­tkiewicz and walked Varitek before coax­ing Johnny Damon into a fly­out to end the inning.

The 9th didn’t start promis­ing for the Sen­a­tors as Curt Schilling picked off Joe Judge after his lead off sin­gle but after a Muddy Ruel walk Mgr Geller decided to go with Foulke who gave up a sin­gle to Goose Goslin get­ting Ruel to 2nd enabling him to beat Damon’s throw on Peck­en­paugh crit­i­cal hit

Mark Bell­horn led of the ninth with a dou­ble right but when Manny Ramirez grounded to third decided to try to take an extra base on the throw giv­ing Joe Judge a chance to gun him down at third for the 2nd out before David Ortiz’s lazy fly to right ended the game.

Notes: Schilling was called for a balk in the 3rd his 1st of the year. Show­boat Fisher made his 1st Start of the year for Wash­ing­ton at DH bat­ting 9th and going 03 with one K and a run scored. It will be Pedro Mar­tinez (00) vs George Mogridge (10) in game 2

Apparently some things never change:

Yes, the West looked the other way during the 1930s, when people were starving. But the West is also looking the other way in 2019, refusing to see the concentration camps in China’s Xinjiang province. These camps have been designed to suppress the Uighurs, a Muslim ethnic minority whose status in China in some ways resembles that of Ukrainians in the old U.S.S.R. Like the Ukrainians who did not want to be Sovietized, the Uighurs do not want to be fully absorbed into the Chinese state. Like the Soviets, the Chinese have responded with repression. Previous Chinese leaders sought to flood Xinjiang with ethnic Chinese, the same tactic they used against Tibetans. More recently, the state has grown harsher, creating camps where at least 1 million Uighurs undergo forced indoctrination designed to eradicate their language and culture.

Sorry but did anyone expect Communism the single most oppressive and murderous ideology of the last hundred years to start acting any different in its 101st?

Oh and check out the comments section for plenty of “it’s Trump’s fault


One other thing about that story above, I don’t see a lot of the usual suspects who were screaming “Islamophobia” when President Trump was imposing his travel ban from 5 countries known to harbor terror screaming over this. Why one might think they’re less interested in religious freedom than in hitting the US in general and President Trump in particular.


I found it interesting that the news of Cardinal McCarrick’s laicization came at the same time as this Vatican tidbit:

Pope Francis has named Cardinal Kevin Farrell as papal camerlengo, a post by which Cardinal Farrell would administer the Vatican when the pontiff dies or resigns and before the election of a successor.

The announcement comes despite lingering questions about Farrell and his role in controversies swirling around ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

Farrell who was made a Cardinal by Francis in 2016 lived with McCarrick for six years and apparently Sgt. Schultz has nothing on him:


After McCarrick’s longtime homosexual predation was exposed last year, the public questioned Farrell about his knowledge of the abuse. Farrell claimed he knew nothing.
“I was shocked, overwhelmed; I never heard any of this before, the six years I was there with him,” Farrell claimed. “And never, no indication, none whatsoever, nobody ever talked to me about that.”

In my opinion the promotion of a McCarrick protegee the week that he’s booted is an important signal by the Pope to McCarrick’s allies on the left in the church that while while the names may change the game remains the same.


Roger Peckenpaugh 9th inning single coupled with a questionable baserunning move by Mark Bellhorn in the bottom of the inning were just enough to lift the 1924 Washington Senators to their 3rd win in 4 games as they beat the 2004 Boston Red Sox in their home opener at Fenway 2-1

Things started strong for the Senators as Sam Rice led the game off with a double but that would be one of only three that Curt Schilling (L 0-1) give up though 8 1/3 as he pitched a masterful game striking out 10 and keeping Washington scoreless until the 6th when DH Showboat Miller reached on an error by the usually sure handed Doug Mientkiewicz reached 3rd on a slow grounder out with the hit and run on and scored on a 2nd ground out out by Bucky Harris.

Meanwhile Washington Starter Curly Ogden was just as successful but with a lot more drama as the Red Sox loaded the bases in the 3rd with two outs, put men on 1st and 2nd with no outs in the 4th and left two more in the sixth before Jason Varitek led of the seventh with a solo shot to right tying the game.

The Sox threatened again in the 8th Bill Mueller singled with one out sending Kevin Millar to 2nd and chasing Ogden who was replaced by Allen Russell (W 1-0) who retired Mueller on a fielders choice by Mientkiewicz and walked Varitek before coaxing Johnny Damon into a flyout to end the inning.

The 9th didn’t start promising for the Senators as Curt Schilling picked off Joe Judge after his lead off single but after a Muddy Ruel walk Mgr Geller decided to go with Foulke who gave up a single to Goose Goslin getting Ruel to 2nd enabling him to beat Damon’s throw on Peckenpaugh critical hit

Mark Bellhorn led of the ninth with a double right but when Manny Ramirez grounded to third decided to try to take an extra base on the throw giving Joe Judge a chance to gun him down at third for the 2nd out before David Ortiz’s lazy fly to right ended the game.

Notes: Schilling was called for a balk in the 3rd his 1st of the year. Showboat Fisher made his 1st Start of the year for Washington at DH batting 9th and going 0-3 with one K and a run scored. It will be Pedro Martinez (0-0) vs George Mogridge (1-0) in game 2