Just Deserts, Only one pol matters, Fauci shock, Sparing the rod, and the fingers in the pie Under the Fedora

Right now inflation is through the roof, people are being fired from their jobs at a time of a worker shortage.

Hey America you didn’t think it was worth stopping the steal, now live with it.


While the pol numbers out of Virginia are encouraging there are two things to consider:

  1. Apparently there are millions of Virginians who like the idea parents not having a say over their own children or covering up boys in skirts assaulting girls in bathrooms at school.
  2. The only pol that counts is the pol of the people counting the ballots

It’s been amply stated for years that if it’s close enough the left will steal elections. The real question is will they think this race is worth stealing?


Speaking of crimes that will not be punished:

As little as one hundred years ago a man who did this to his country and his own people for profit would have developed an intense fear of lampposts. Today he will retire with a large pension and both films and votive candles with his image will be celebrated.


I suspect that a lot of the real insanity of the left would have been prevented if they had just been spanked as children.


Finally if you want to understand how the media/left/deep state works and has been working for years you can’t do much better than this old clip from the Movie Quiz Show.

This has always been about getting a piece of the grift, the difference is today people are starting to understand it.

Of course we Sicilians understood this long before

A Statement That Will Not Make Me Any Friends on Any Side:

If you disregard the question of the use of aborted babies in their development I submit and suggest that both the decision to take the Covid 19 vaccine and the decision not to take the Covid 19 vaccine are both totally rational decisions that can be reached based on the data the odds and the math.

One can rationally decide that based on the VARES data the odds of complications from the COVID vaccines and the number of breakthrough cases are small enough that the gain from protection from the COVID 19 virus and the mitigation of the inconveniences being imposed by the government are worth receiving it.

One can also rationally decide that given the small chances of death or serious illness from COVID, the advantages of antibodies if you’ve already had COVID vs the vaccines and that while the odds of complications from the vaccines are small they are far greater than all other recent vaccines that the benefits of said vaccines do not outweigh the risks, particularly since you can still get, pass on and even die from the virus if you get it

It is possible that the case for both arguments will improve over time due to either the improvement on the existing vaccines by companies as their data and research knowledge improve or the discovery of long term effect of said vaccines not yet known.

However as of this moment both of these are completely rational and legitimate conclusions based on the data and the facts as we have them now and we do a disservice to society and science if we attempt to delegitimize or censor either opinion or data and voices that support them.

That’s my view based on the data and I’m sticking with it.

Of course if you consider the question of the use of aborted, that is murdered children in their development or formula then the question of taking any of the vaccines becomes a no brainer for any faithful catholic, but that’s an entirely different argument.

A Father Leonard Mary Visit to Fitchburg, Medford and Boston Update!

Fr. Leonard Mary’s trip to Massachusetts sponsored by WQPH 89.3 Radio is coming closer and for those who didn’t hear about it before here are the details and a big change to the Boston by land and by sea event:

First the stuff that hasn’t changed

Note: To reserve a spot at any and all of these events call (781) 391-1396 or email wqph893@comcast.net

Tuesday October 26th

10:30 AM Holy Rosary Church 118 Thresa Street Fitchburg Mass.

  • Public Rosary followed by Healing Mass and Service
  • Optional Catered Luncheon in Church Hall $25 per person 50 person limit

NOTE: You do NOT have to buy a ticket to the luncheon to attend the Rosary, Mass and healing service

Wednesday October 27th

9:30 AM St. Bernard’s Parish & St. Camillus Church 333 Mechanic Street Fitchburg Mass.

  • Public Rosary followed by Healing Mass and Service
  • Optional Catered Luncheon at Slattery’s Restaurant 106 Lunenberg St. Fitchburg Mass $30 per person.

NOTE: You do NOT have to buy a ticket to the luncheon to attend the Rosary, Mass and healing service

6:30 PM St. Joseph’s Church (upper church) 114 High Street Medford Mass.

  • Public Rosary followed by Healing Mass and Service
  • Con Celebrated by Fr. Peter Shen Parochial Vicar

Thursday October 28th

1:30 PM St. Raphael’s Church 512 High Street Medford Mass

  • Public Rosary in the Courtyard
  • Healing Mass and Service in the Church Proper

All of the events above are unchanged from a week ago

There have been updates to the Saturday event(s) all changes will be indicated by Bold italics

Saturday October 30th

7:10-7:15 AM Bus Leaves Holy Rosary Parish 118 Theresa St. at 7:7:15 AM for Medford Mass.

8:30 AM St. Joseph church 114 High Street (lower church) Medford Mass

  • Mass celebrated by Fr Leonard Mary
  • After Mass proceed by Bus to the Waterfront Boston
  • Rosary in Boston followed by a choice of luncheon
    • BY LAND: Lunch at Massimino’s Restaurant 207 Endicott St. Boston $90 includes bus transportation
    • BY SEA: Boat Cruse on Boston Harbor with Luncheon & Fr. Leonard Blessing city $150 includes bus transportation (35% off previous price!)
  • Bus returns to Medford & Fitchburg

Note you do NOT have to buy a ticket if you wish to travel to Medford on your own to attend Fr. Leonard’s morning Mass.

To reserve a spot at any and all of these events call (781) 391-1396 or email wqph893@comcast.net

or email wqph893@comcast.net

I will be at the Fitchburg and Boston events. Hope to see you there.

Five Chappelle Thoughts, Vulgarity, Python, Rickles, Privilege and Irony Under the Fedora

Yesterday I had some time on my hands and watched the Dave Chappelle special and came away thinking these things:

If this had been the days of my youth this special would never had made it on the air, not because of the Transgender jokes but because the absolutely vulgar sexual humor all over the place. It was about as gross and disgusting as you can get and it really says something about how our society has changed that I seem to be the only person who has pointed this out.


What really gets me about the gross stuff is that like Monty Python Chappelle’s humor is actually very intelligent humor and he doesn’t need to go with the gross stuff to be funny. Furthermore a lot of the gross humor wasn’t all that good in the sense that it couldn’t have been more telegraphed if he had been sitting behind a desk in a Western Union office in 1877.

That being said his audience liked it and I’m remined of Eddie Murphy’s famous bit about Bill Cosby calling him on being vulgar and Richard Pryor’s response.

For those who don’t want to hear the whole clip here is what Murphy said Pryor said to him about Bill Cosby chastising him over the dirty humor:

I don’t give give a f*** what every the f*** makes people laugh say that shit. Do the people laugh when you say what you say?

I said Yes

Do you get paid?

I said Yes

Well tell Bill I said have a Coke and smile and shut the f*** up. That Jello pudding eating M*****f*****..

Given what we now know about Bill Cosby this Eddie Murphy clip is a lot funnier and highly ironic, but Bill would answer that he never drugged a woman on stage in front of an audience.

Dave Chapple’s job is to make people laugh and he is very good at it and if people are laughing at the jokes and he’s getting paid millions then he’s doing his job even if he gets too gross for me. As for anything else, that’s between him and Christ and I wish him the best of luck there.


That brings up another thing about Chappelle that reminds me of Monty Python and Don Rickles, he hits everybody and makes fun of Everybody and is gross about EVERYBODY. There were no sacred cows to Monty Python and Don Rickles hit people, including the autocancel to their faces. Chappelle takes this to the Nth degree I mean he was making glory hole jokes about Martin Luther King. MARTIN LUTHER KING!

Can you imagine any other comedian making glory hole jokes about Martin Luther King on a stage? Can you imagine what would happen if I got up on a stage on a comedy night and tried to make a joke about Martin Luther King concerning sleeping around let alone glory holes. I’d be up against a wall.

And you think the transgender stuff is over the line?


One of the reasons why he does these things and also breaks all the other rules (for example smoking in places where I would be fined for doing so) is to distract people as he delivers his message, and his message seems to be:

Don’t be telling black people about how oppressed you are when we were friggin slaves and went through all we went through to get where we are now.

His answer to the Trans community claiming oppression reminds me of a story Tip O’Neill told about a group of black activists who came to congress and was berating a white congressman who had grown up poor in during the Great Depression in the era before government safety nets and answered: “Don’t come to my office and talk down it me. I was poor when poor was POOR!” Go deep into these specials and that, in my opinion is pretty much what Chappelle’s entire standup humor is about, but the bottom line is it’s still humor that makes you laugh and makes him money.

His answer to Trans activists talking about the oppression of their people was to ask if they kidnapped them and dragged them here from Transylvania.


Ironically Chappelle uses his status as one of the richest and most popular living comics to exercise privilege not only do do or say things that others can’t say without being hit by society but to flaunt said privilege, the privilege of wealth, the privilege of celerity and the privilege of race to advance pretty much a left liberal/radical worldview with a streak of libertarianism and a commitment to the 1st amendment . Even more ironically he does this while living in what would be considered a conservative leaning lifestyle in a white small town.

Dave Chappelle is actually is the personification of privilege he knows he has it and intends to make you know he has it and is going to use it. The reason why this said privilege doesn’t get me all that riled up is he earned said privilege with decades of hard work and a lot of nights in small clubs busting his ass to make people laugh and he does it as well if not better than any current living comedian. That is in fact the American dream.

The final irony is the the reason why he has this dream is that hundreds of years ago a black slaver caught one of his ancestors and sold said ancestor to a ship master headed for the new world allowing him the ultimate privilege that the decedents of that slaver can only dream of, growing up in America.

1969 Draft League Players of the Week: AL Luis Tiant Twins, NL Jim Palmer Giants

Here are the winners of the player of the week award in the Dynasty 1969 Draft League as voted on by me.

American League Luis Tiant Twins

El Tiante did not get a win or a save but was key to the Twins 5-2 victory against division rival Seattle. In the Top of the 2nd Tiant came in to replace an injured Gary Peters who had come in to replace starter Gene Brabender who came out with a stiff shoulder in the 1st. In the 3rd inning walks leader Mike Fiore walked as did Dick McAuliffe. Hits leader Pete Rose singled and it looked like the Twins 2-1 lead would be short lived with RBI Leader Ed Kirpatrick, Tommy Harper and Tommie Agee due up. and but a ground ball needed to tie the game. It was not to be Tiant would strike out Kirpatrick looking and Harper and Agee swinging the highlight of 5 2/3 innings of 2 hit 9 K shutout ball

How Tiant doesn’t get the win is beyond me

National League Jim Palmer Giants

There is nothing more painful for a team than to start the season with a long losing streak and the San Francisco Giants had. Having lost their first eight and their previous game on a 2-1 heartbreaker 1st round Jim Palmer took is 0-1 record the mound for the 0-8 Giants vs the 5-3 Cardinals Jim Bunning who had won his 1st start.

With two outs in the top of the seventh Palmer had given up a solo shot to Clete Boyer tying the game. Now in the bottom of the inning he came to bat with one out and Jose Cardinial who had doubled on 2nd. Mgr Guy Desrosiers let Palmer bat and he drove a 2-2 fastball into the gap in left center giving the Giants the lead and after advancing to 3rd on a grounder scored on a single by Sandy Alomar Sr.

He would end the game retiring the next six Cardinals striking out 3 to complete the game and consign San Francisco’s losing streak to history.

Palmer hutting only .200 but he made that hit count!

Note that franchise owners have the right to change their teams names.

I was just thinking…

…if global warming climate change is an actual crisis why is the government flying people to Scotland for a conference instead of attending by teleconference? Or it is like BLM protest/riots don’t spread COVID flights of bureaucrats don’t have carbon emissions?

…if the Joe Biden administration actually wants to impose vaccine mandates why hasn’t the government actually come out and attempted to impose them? Could it be that the plan to get as many private business to cave as possible so that come election time the press can “fact check” any claim of a Biden Administration vaccine mandate as false?

…if the California law that make shoplifting under $1000 a misdemeanor is statewide what makes Walgreens, CVS et/all think that the folks who are stripping their stores bare in San Francisco won’t just start raiding Walgreens CVS et/al in other cities nearby?

…the only way anyone is going to out geek Jeff Bezos space program sending William Shatner into space will be if someone invents a time machine and takes Tom Baker for a spin. None of those people whining about Shatner going into space will be remembered 100 years from now but I suspect once we are regularly going into space more than one Capitan will have a picture of Shatner on his wall.

…if at the height of the Trump boom an enemy of the United States managed to replace him in order to bring us down as a nation can you think of anything that he would have done differently than the Biden Administration? Elections aren’t stolen for the purpose of serving the general public.

Five Sports Thoughts Under the Fedora: Sox Surprise, Brady Bounce, Eovaldi Update, Kyrie vs Kap & 1969 Updated Waivers List

Admit it you didn’t pick the Boston Red Sox to beat Tampa Bay. I sure didn’t, particularly when they were down 5-2 after 1 in game 2. It’s an important reminder that like in boxing when you have power you always have a sluggers chance.


By failing to make it to the next round of the playoffs the 2021 Tampa Bay Devil Rays become the least successful team in the city since Tom Brady came to the city. Think about, the least successful team in town only managed to win their division.


After the Red Sox 2018 World Series victory and his heroic performance in game 4 Nathan Eovaldi was given a four year 68 million dollar contract ($17 mil a year). The GM at the time Dave Dombrowski took a lot of heat over it on talk radio, particularly when injury reared its head.

Nobody is complaining now


I’ve never cared for Kyrie Irving, he’s always been too self centered for me but the media has fawned over him for years. Now that he has refused the vax and stands to lose millions the media that has loved him is turning on him.

Unlike Kaepernick Irving in unlikely to get Nike deals or be lionized as a man standing on principle as his move goes against the media template, also unlike Kaepernick whose prospects as an NFL quarterback were limited at best Irving is doing this at a time when he is at his peak in other words he’s actually sacrificing and risking something.

They’ll never forgive him for that. I still think he’s an ass but he’s a principled ass.


Finally some 1969 league housekeeping This is the updated list of players currently available on waivers in the 1969 league as of this moment. Steve Barber Pitcher of Seattle was the 1st player taken in Round 1. In Round two That honor went to Jerry Adair infielder of the Kansas City Royals.

Batters:

  • Aaron Tommie Taken Montreal Early Waivers Round 2 Pick 2
  • Adair Jerry Taken Chicago White Sox Early Waivers Round 2 pick 1
  • Alvis Max
  • Amaro Ruben
  • Baker Frank
  • Barry Rich
  • Barton Bob
  • Bateman John
  • Beauchamp Jim
  • Billings Dick
  • Blefray Curt Taken NY Mets Early waivers round 1
  • Bobb Randy
  • Boehmer Len
  • Bosch Don
  • Bowens Sam
  • Boyer Ken
  • Breeden Danny
  • Brinkman Chuck
  • Brooks Bobby
  • Brown Gates
  • Brown Larry
  • Browne Byron
  • Bryant Don
  • Burda Bob
  • Campanis Jim
  • Campbell Dave
  • Cannizzaro Chris Taken by Washington Early waivers round 1
  • Chaney Darrel
  • Charles Ed
  • Christian Bob
  • Clark Ron
  • Collins Kevin
  • Corrales Pat
  • coulter Chip
  • DaVanon Jerry
  • Davis Bill
  • Davis Ron
  • Dean Thomas
  • Donaldson John
  • Duncan Dave
  • Ellis John
  • Etheridge Bobby
  • Fairey Jim
  • Floyd Bobby
  • Gabrielson Len (Taken Pittsburgh early waivers round 2)
  • Gamble Oscar
  • Geiger Gary
  • Gil Bus
  • Gosger Jim
  • Gutierrez Cesar
  • Hague Joe
  • Hall Jimmie
  • Haney Larry
  • Harrell John
  • Harrison Chuck
  • Healy Fran
  • Heath Bill
  • Hermoso Remy
  • Hershberger Mike
  • Hicks Jim
  • Hinton Chuck
  • Holman Gary
  • Hriniak Walt
  • Hutton Tom
  • Jackson Sonny
  • Jeter Johnny
  • Johnson Lou
  • Jones Dalton
  • Kelly Van
  • Kendall Fred
  • Keough Joe
  • Kolb Gary
  • Krug Chris
  • Lahoud Joe
  • Lee Leron
  • Llenas Winston
  • Lock Don
  • Lyttle Jim
  • Manuel Charlie
  • Martin JC
  • Matchick Tommy
  • May Dave
  • McGraw Tommy
  • McDonald Dave
  • McFadden Leon
  • McNulty Bill
  • Miller John
  • Morales Jerry
  • Nagelson Russ
  • Nelson Dave
  • Northey Scott
  • Oliver Gene
  • Oliver Nate
  • Oyler Ray
  • Paepke Dennis
  • Pagliaroni
  • Peterson Cap
  • Phillips Adolfo
  • Qualls Jim
  • Quilici Frank
  • Ranew Merritt
  • Reid Scott
  • Renick Rick
  • Repoz Roger
  • Ricketts Dave
  • Rico Fred
  • Rios Juan
  • Robinson Bill
  • Robles Rafael
  • Rogers Buck
  • Rollins Rich
  • Roznovsky Rick
  • Ruberto Sonny
  • Rudolph Ken
  • Satriano Tom
  • Scheinblum Richie
  • Shannon Mike
  • Shopay Tom
  • Simpson Dick
  • Sipin John
  • Slocum Ron
  • Smith Dick
  • Snyder Russ
  • Spangler Al
  • Spence Bob
  • Spriggs George
  • Stahl Larry
  • Stanley Fred
  • Stephenson John
  • Stewart Jimmy
  • Stinson Bob
  • Stone Gene
  • Stone Ron
  • Stuart Dick
  • Tartabull Jose
  • Tatum Javis
  • Tepedino Frank
  • Tischinski Tom
  • Torres Hector
  • Valdespino Sandy
  • Velazquez Freddie
  • Vidal Jose
  • Ward Pete
  • Watkins Dave
  • Webster Ramon
  • White Bill
  • Whitfield Fred
  • Wicker Floyd
  • Williams Jim
  • Woods Ron

Pitchers

  • Allen Lloyd
  • Arlin Steve
  • Baldschun Jack
  • Baney Dick
  • Barber Steve (Taken Chicago W Sox early waivers wk 1 1st pick)
  • Belinsky Bo
  • Bell Gary
  • Bertaina Frank
  • Boozer John
  • Boyd Gary
  • Brandon Bucky
  • Buchart Larry
  • Carlos Cisco
  • Champion Bill
  • Clark Rickey
  • Corkins Mike
  • Crider Jerry
  • Culver George
  • Dukes Tom
  • Ellis Sammy
  • Everitt Leon
  • Farrell Turk
  • Fisher Jack
  • Fitzmorris Al
  • Foster Alan
  • Fuentes Miguel
  • Garman Mike
  • Geishert Vern
  • Guinn Skip
  • Hamilton Jack
  • Jackson Al
  • James Jeff
  • Jaster Larry
  • Jones Steve
  • Kealey Steve
  • Kline Ron
  • Koonce Cal
  • Kroll Gary
  • Lamb Ray
  • Law Ron
  • Lazar Danny
  • Lersch Barry
  • McBean Al
  • Miles Jim
  • Morehead Dave
  • Morris John
  • Nottebart Don
  • Nye Rich
  • O’Riley Don
  • Palmer Lowell
  • Pascual Camilo
  • Pina Horacio
  • Priddy Bob
  • Purdin John
  • Raffo Al
  • Ramos Pedro
  • Rath Fred
  • Raymond Claude
  • Ribant Dennis
  • Robertson Rich
  • Roggenburk Garry
  • Ross Gary (Taken Pittsburgh early waivers round 3)
  • Sembera Carroll
  • Severinsen Al (Picked White Sox Early Wavers round 3 pick 1)
  • Shaw Don
  • Shea Steve
  • Short Chris
  • Sisk Tommie
  • Spama Joe
  • Sprague Ed
  • Talbot Fred (Taken NY Mets early waivers round 3)
  • Taylor Gary
  • Wagner Gary
  • Washburn Greg
  • Wsahbum Greg
  • Watkins Bob
  • Wynne Billy
  • Zachary Chris

CNN Channels Yes Prime Minister

Prime Minister Jim Hacker: If there were a conflict of interests which side is the civil service really on?

Private Secretary Bernard Wooley: The winning side Prime Minister.

Yes Prime Minister: A Real Partnership 1986

At Twitchy they had a story on CNN actually giving Terry McAuliffe some solid questions and even ridiculing his obsession with Donald Trump

This tells you one important thing.

It tells me that CNN thinks that McAuliffe is likely not going to be able to sell himself to Virginia votes and that CNN sees no percentage in propping him up.

Now in fairness McAuliffe doesn’t have to sell himself to the voters in a Democrat leaning state he simply has to sell himself to the people who count the votes and the judges who protect him, but when you’ve lost CNN…

First Round Pick Update 1969 League

The season has started in the 1969 draft league and other than the opening series between the Dodgers and Giants all team have played at least one series, some have finished two and I was curious how the 1st round draft picks of each team have done so far.

9 Position players and 7 pitchers were taken in the 1st round

Here are their current stats

PlayerTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOBS
Rico PetrocelliNYY62424114.167.167.292.458
Willie McCoveyLAD619361172.316.500.368.868
Harmon KillebrewCle515983752.533,6501.1331,783
Carl YazstremskiMont382221.250.400.250.650
Pete RoseSea625510121522.400.444.7201,164
Frank HowardWash6197105961.526.6671.3161.982
Curt FloodStL5194511411.263.333.421.754
Joe MorganMin515113.067.125.067.192

Clearly Rose and Howard and Killebrew are ruling the roost at this point but so far Joe Morgan is not living up to his potential.

As for the Pitchers…

PitcherTeamGGSCGWLPCTSVBSIPHRERHRBBKBAWHIPERA
Jim PalmerSF0
Andy MessersmithBalt22111.5001512884513.2141.134.80
Phil NiekroCSox22102.000162054137.3031.442.25
Steve CarltonNYM117641114.2071.001.29
Jerry KoosmanOak1101.0005666134.2861.8010.80
Ferguson JenkinsAtl1101.000595335.3912,405.40
Gaylord PerryPit115733114.3181.605.40

Amazingly the pitchers taken in the 1st round are a combined 1-5 in seven starts. Only Niekro and Carlton have ERA’s that are respectable and three pitchers (Niekro, Perry and Jenkins) are all allowing batters to hit over .300 against them. Presumably over the course of the season these numbers will improve.

Now there were 16 players on the various rosters before the 1st round of the draft. Each team was allowed to keep one player from their franchise before the draft. Ten Batter and six pitchers were kept. So how have they done?

PlayerTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOBS
Bobby BondsSF311 22 1 12 21.182.308 .455.763
Rusty StaubMont393321.333.455.333.788
Boog PowellBalt62547 143.280,379.280.659
Tommy HarperSea62366133411.261.346.381.737
Reggie JacksonOak6191521 157.263.440.474.914
Hank AaronAtl31022 1333.200.357.250.607
Ed BrinkmanWash6241 81 15121.333.360.500.860
Roberto ClementePit31013141.300.500.300.800
Rod CarewTwins621351332.238.269.240.509

It’s worth noting that Even though Eddie Brinkman is clearly doing best with Harper and Jackson as honorable mentions he was primarily drafted for his defense. Here are his stats at SS

PlayerTeamPosGGSInnTotal chancesPOAEDPFPCTRange Factor
Ed BrinkmanWashSS6653371423051.0006,28

Not too shabby at all.

As for the six pitchers

PitcherTeamGGSCGWLPCTSVBSIPHRERHRBBKBAWHIPERA
Fritz PetersonNYY111101.0009311125.1000.561.00
Don SuttonLA
Sam McDowellCle22111.50014 2/31955 214.3221.433.07
Tommy JohnCSox11101.0005822142.3642.403.60
Tom SeaverNYM111101.00093 74.2571.780.00
Bob GibsonStL22111.5001710551314.1690.762.65

This is the opposite of the 1st round picks with almost every starter with a win under his belt a combined 5-2.