laurelei23 commented on the blog post A Political Parable On Serving Sheep and Goats in Restaurants
Peterr, loved the article.
As for some of the posters here, I’m surprised you don’t need rotator cuff surgery from patting yourselves on the back so much. If both political parties and all actors in them are equally evil, if you’re so knowledgeable, if things are so bad and are never going to get better, why are you even here? I see the Left has trolls too.
I’m sorry I came. Won’t make that mistake again.
laurelei23 commented on the blog post Herman Wallace, Held in Solitary Confinement for 41 Years, Dies After Three Days of Freedom
It seems every century invents some new way to justify torturing people. And some new way to do it.
I have an easy solution for the non-crazy republicans who can’t get a shutdown vote scheduled because Boehner won’t put it on the calendar. Vote in a new speaker. Just the threat of it might help.
Ah, but the republicans have re-defined charity, mercy, justice and righteousness in order to enrich the wealthy and strip and mock the poor. That’s how they can stand there and declare how “Christian” they are.
I believe the Bible calls that “hardening of [their] hearts. God is not amused.
laurelei23 commented on the blog post Pope: “Ministers of the church must be ministers of mercy above all”
I hope Francis has a food taster. Personally, I think he should put his faith in the nuns that do all the work at the Vatican, and tell the Curia to take a hike.
laurelei23 commented on the blog post Come Saturday Morning: Elizabeth Warren Outfoxes Obama and Summers
“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.”
“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
“The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master—that’s all.”
Or maybe not according to the Post-Gazette
laurelei23 commented on the blog post Woman Trying To Get Belongings Back After Bank Forecloses On Wrong House
First, the bank arguing over the list and cost of her possessions is really dickish. She’s only asked $18,000, very reasonable. Pay the woman.
The bank and its reps broke into her house, removed everything, sold or gave it all away. That’s breaking and entering, burglary, fencing stolen items, vandalism. Why is the local prosecutor not pressing charges? Who do I call?
laurelei23 commented on the diary post McDonald’s Sample Budget Is Not ‘Good for Us All’—Especially Not Women With Children by RH Reality Check.
Whether they know it or not, McDonald’s has acknowledged two things here. One, that people are, trying, to live off their wages at McD’s. It’s not just kids still living with the parents, a popular republican fantasy. And two, they bring home so little that strict, “ignore reality” budgeting is required. Don’t tell me that [...]
I was living in Chicago when my congress critter, Sidney Yates, retired. He’d been in office since God made land. When Emanuel was elected for my district, at first I was pleased, then worried, then disgusted. And was even more worried when Obama made him chief of staff. Emanuel is deaf to his constituents, heavy-handed and mean. Daley carried grudges, but he did it behind doors. Rahm doesn’t care who the fck knows. I detested Daley from the minute I moved to Chicago, but racist, preening bully that he was, Richie was better than Rahm.
I don’t live there anymore, but I’ve got friends and family who do. I worry for them.
laurelei23 commented on the blog post Those Bolshevik Rapscallions And Their Blasted Velocipedes
TBogg, where in heaven’s name did you find that picture? Genius.
Y’all have overlooked the best line: “…so old that she used to baby-sit Phyllis Schlafly’s mom.” Oh, the images that conjures.
Fr. Andrew Greeley died this week. He was well known in Chicago where he was a thorn in the sides of three cardinal/archbishops. He wore a lot of hats: columnist for the Sun-Times, lecturer, novelist, but first a priest and sociologist. He did a study after Paul VI came out against birth control, and warned the Church hierarchy that American Catholics did not agree, and were prepared to completely ignore the Church on this — and other teachings. He did another study for the US Bishops Council that documented the dissatisfaction among American priests — the bishops ignored that too. The Catholic hierarchy has been shoving it fingers in its ears and singing “lala la” for a long time.
I’m old enough to remember John XXIII. I remember how, when he began to visit hospitals and prisons, the Curia went into fits. John basically told them to shut up and sit down. I’m not gonna trust Francis until he does the same.
I dearly hope not. And even the dyed-in-the-wool fundies might get tired of Teebow’s shtick.
And there is Matt 6:1-5, too. Though no one seems to pay attention to that anymore.
“…to take their fairly earned place in politics.”
No. We do not have to earn this. As human beings, it is our right and our due. It’s that simple. We may have to fight for it, but we certainly don’t have to earn it.
LOL One of my favorite singers is Alfie Boe, full name Alfred Giovanni Roncalli Boe. An English tenor, Lancashire born, Irish-Catholic, and a genuinely nice guy. His mother named him after John XXIII. He often jokes that someday he’ll be Pope too.
The only two requirements are you have to be male and Catholic (they’ll ordain you later). Believe me, the Church has done a lot worse. Though getting elected would seriously cut into his concert schedule.
Here in the Midwest, we can go weeks in the winter without seeing it.
The bassets would not be amused.
**raising my hand** What the hell is “marriage culture”? Do I need a petri dish?
Does anyone doubt that if it had been Dorner in the truck, the cops would have had their cover story all ready. “Yes, he shot first, and we had to open fire.” Yeah. Right. I used to drive a late night/early morning paper route, and got pulled over several times. Usually because they were bored [...]
Saw that picture and the first thing that flashed through my mind were the cartoons from the ’50s. You know, the ones with a Neanderthal, club over this shoulder, dragging a woman by her hair back to his cave.
Far as I can tell, that’s pretty much the mindset here. As a female, everything about that pic just screams lethal levels of looney.
“… blood libel”?
I’ll give you blood libel, you soulless husk. The blood of twenty children and six teachers.
Never, never, never ever trust a man who puts principle before actual living human beings.
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