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So, one of the headlines from the past several days is that the Pope has decided that he is not fit to judge gay priests.   Now I like the Pope.  I’ve liked all the popes that have lived for the last 50+ years.  That I’m not Catholic is not an issue.  I think the Popes have and are trying to do the best they can with the information they have and the situations they have to deal with.  I have some questions though. If the mantle of Pope has been passed down through the ages from Peter the first “Bishop of Rome” isn’t it his job to judge between the good and the evil?  Isn’t it his job to uphold the faith, to protect it against corruption and deceit, to guard against those who would try to turn the faithful from the Gospel?  To stand between those who are obedient and those who walk in darkness.

Now if you aren’t a believer the Pope and his duties are not an issue.  He’s just a man in a funny hat.  But for believers what is the responsibility  of the Pope or the Papa, the Father of the Church on Earth.  If it isn’t to judge between right and wrong what is it.  While physically feeding a mans body is important and helping the poor is a laudable goal, feeding the spirit in the world today is much more important.   We have come to a time when many call good evil and evil good.  When men cannot trust each other, when many are killed and or maimed by those who say they “love” them.  It’s well past time for the Pope to judge.  It’s way past time for him to stand up for the Gospel and to refocus the faithfuls attention to the admonitions of the New Testament.

I seek not to infringe on someone’s belief system.  What they believe is their business but to those who believe in a higher authority it would be refreshing if they chose to listen to that authority once in a while.   It might make the world a better place, all that love one another and don’t hurt each other stuff but then again maybe not.

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I wrote this comment on a article about the president and his speech from the heart today about the Zimmerman verdict.  It wasn’t accepted.  I wonder why?

So racial profiling is a problem right president Trayvon?  How about all white people are bigots and racists. All white people including children should die.  All white people are holding the black man down.  All white people think they’re better than black people. All white people are afraid of black people. All white people want to kill black people and it’s all they think about. All the laws made in this country are made by white people and are only made to disenfranchise and put down the black race.  Does this sound familiar. It should. The president of the United States, the Attorney General, members of the administration, members of Congress, judges, pundits, race baiters and twits (who are on “the Twitter”) are all saying the same things.

But it’s not racist if you’re black right? It’s only the truth if you’re black right?  And you know this because you know what ALL white people are like.  You know this because during the Civil War white people fought to free blacks, they fought in the Civil Rights struggles in the 20th century and they (stupidly IMO) helped elect the man who has managed to undo all the good done by Martin Luther King in 7 short years.  Yeah 12% of the populations including 40% of them felons should get 50% of the jobs, 90% of the wealth and 0% of the responsibility for their own stupid behaviors.

Talk to me when you finally decide to put on your big boy pants and become actual real adults instead of two year old tantrum throwing brats. (and no I don’t hate ANYONE. I don’t have the energy to hate anyone l’m too busy trying to find a job, feed a family, raise my children and love my grandchildren)

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Every now and again a headline screeches out from the more mundane, more pedestrian, more everyday stories of the day. The headline for today’s edification is the following: State of the Union Not Strong, Americans Say.

Now there’s a surprise.  I wonder why Americans would say that?  Could it be our lousy economic climate, terrible job numbers, looming financial collapsed or the could it be the  social disintegration, moral malaise and civil morass?  Most societies go through times of challenge.  Most leaders at that time try to get their citizens to work together, to come to each others aid and to pull equally within the yoke that they can stand.

Not this president and his sycophants.  This president has made it his mission to separate us, to pit one group against another.  Any time there is a chance for people to come together, he and his contentious cabal swoop in and pull defeat from the jaws victory.  Not content with simply stirring the pot, they add more and more contention until the whole mess comes to a boiling point and then they sit back and tell us how racist, bigoted, ignorant or lame we are.  For the sake of brevity lets just look at some of the headlines, that illustrate my point.

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Those of you who’ve been here before have heard this song and dance a number of times, but it never gets old.  We get the leaders we deserve.  We get leaders we are willing to tolerate and ut seems a majority of us are willing to tolerate an ignorant, inept, incompetent, lazy, selfish, liar and thief.  Unfortunately for the minority in this case we are going to have to suffer with those who’ve brought this plague upon us.  Sadly those most infected by the plague of “the presidents going to  (put your free wish here )” are in a situation and part of a community that is imploding.  Without the ability to self regulate, face reality and admit to the issues affecting individuals, families, communities, states and the nation they are committing genocide on their own people. Thousands of young black men are dead, imprisoned or unemployable.  Thousands more babies will never breathe fresh air or see the light of day.  Women have become a commodity to be bought and sold most of them committing this atrocity to themselves.  Young people are told that in order to be ” put your race here” they can’t want to succeed, to get  ahead, to have a family, a nice home, a good job….. it’s too “put bad race here”.  Victims beget victims who all blame someone else for their poor choices and bad behavior.

Here’s some facts.  It takes NO money to teach morality.  It take NO money to learn to put others first.  Education in this country especially for those who are poor IS free.  Going to parent teacher conference is also free.  Helping your child with their homework is free as well.  Spending time with your children is priceless unless of course you have no morals, no integrity and no desire for your children to better themselves.

I remember the parents of black children during the Civil Rights Movement. They wanted better for their children than they had.  They wanted a color blind America (to paraphrase Dr. King). All they wanted was a chance to compete.  They didn’t want something for nothing. They didn’t want “what they was owed” from some long ago injustice.  They had families that stayed together because they were family.  They had a parent in the home and children were born within the marriage covenant because knowing that their ancestors were not allowed to marry made that symbol important to them as a reminder of how far they’d come. They went to churches where the pastor preached from the Scriptures to “love one another” “do good to those who curse you” and ” pray for them that despitefully use you” instead of inciting hatred, riots and civil unrest.

Now their “god” is the government. Every imagined slight is a indictment, every action a racist agenda that provokes violence and vitriol.  All people are now suspect, all have been judged and found unworthy, all deserve punishment that fits a crime committed by people long buried. The fact that others have died throughout the centuries to maintain the freedom that we all enjoy means nothing.  We must continue to give, give and give some more. But the sad fact is it will never be enough.  Users will continue to drain others until they are dry and then like locusts continue on to the next victim, spreading their vicious brand of contention and chaos as they go.

While I know that know all members of our society are not like this there are enough of all races that are to make me wonder if we will be able to continue with this grand experiment of a Democratic Republic.  We won’t of course unless people become educated in what exactly  our government is allowed to do and why the framers of the Constitution included that in their documents.  To do that we must set aside our prejudices, our bigotries, our hatreds, our missunderstandings and actually read to understand the Constitution and Declaration of Independence. We also must be educated enough to understand the ideals of liberty, brotherhood and real equality ( that all are equally able to access opportunity and that no one will be forced into participation).  Choice and accountability are the hallmarks of a democracy based of Judeo Christian laws. These are what we have been guided by for more than two centuries.  We need to get back on the plan or we will find ourselves quickly remaking the wheel, while we hold of the barbarians at the gate.
And like Rome it will not end well for us…………historically it never has.

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Some notes from the Zimmerman debacle.  I chose the word debacle deliberately.  There is no way this is going to end well for anyone. Now that he’s been acquitted the secondary cray-cray can begin.  What will it be- riots in the streets, nonsense suites, civil disobedience, more bombast from the usual suspects and rappers who glorify violence and sell racist hatred and misogony (hatred of women)?  The fact is that in electing our first black president we have set race relations back about 40 years, not because of the color of his skin but because he is incompetent, arrogant, an egomaniacal clod and has no character or integrity to speak of and many in his administration are worse.  Because of these individuals, in some areas of the country race relations have gone back 150 years.  The country has become divided along gender lines, trans gender lines, economic lines, religious lines, educational lines and more “lines” than one can imagine but by far the greatest divide is between the races.  The distrust even between people who are on the same ideological level is almost palatable.  Blacks and whites now distrust each other more than ever.

With the cry of it’s our turn blacks have turned their backs on the other races that populate this country claiming a position of authority they have not earned nor do they necessarily deserve.  No one deserves to be in charge of anything because of their ” skin ” color.  We had supposedly moved beyond that. Martin Luther King in his ” I Have a Dream Speech” said,

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

If we’re talking about the content of one’s character how does the first black president stack up?  Dr. King I believe would not have voted for this incompetent the first time and would have campaigned against him the second time.  Thanks in most part to this man and his minions, especially at the Department of Justice, all of the good that had been done by Dr. King and his nonviolent campaign has become unraveled. Many Americans look at black majority cities and see decay, criminality, violence and hopelessness.  They look at statistics and see that 50% of murders in this country are done by blacks and the people killed by these murders are in the majority, black.  They are committing genocide on themselves. Add to that the overwhelming percentage of abortions sought by black women and one can see why the population is in decline. This is apparently what society is supposed to emulate now that “It’s (their) turn.”  If you don’t like that turn of phrase maybe Valerie Jarretts pronouncement before the last election will appeal to you,

“After we win this election, it’s our turn.  Payback time.  Everyone not with us is against us and they better be ready because we don’t forget. The ones who helped us will be rewarded, the ones who opposed us will get what they deserve. There is going to be hell to pay.  Congress won’t be a problem for us this time. No election to worry about after this is over and we have two judges ready to go.” 

Of course you won’t hear this in the “drive by media”. It doesn’t fit with the meme they’re trying desperately to maintain. You probably also won’t be able to find:

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Next time there’s a move to take over the internet by this government, remember you read it here, this is a perfect example why they are chomping at the bit to get their lying, criminal, fearmongering hands on it.  If not for the internet Zimmerman would be spending his life in prison or he’d be dead.  Of course he may yet be murdered.  There doesn’t seem to be a moral imperative against such things among liberal, progressive, democrat minority folks.  They can, as they do in Chicago, kill with impunity. This is the America they would like to see.  Those who agree get more, those who disagree get dead………….seems I’ve heard that kind of talk before.  Wonder where?

“And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution [of Muslims] is worse than slaughter [of non-believers]… but if they desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful.   And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah.” Quran 2:191-193

I included the actual text lest anyone think I’m engaging in hyperbole.

So no matter the verdict, no matter the extension of the trial, the judges behavior, the administrations machinations and the minority fallout, the destruction of race relations will continue because divide and conquer has always been the tool of evil, may haps because it works so well.  Just look around you.

I triple dog dare  you.

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The Zimmerman trial is lurching to a close.  The crescendo will be a whimper or a screech and it is a fore-gone conclusion that because of the judge in the case it will either be appealed by the DOJ or by the defense.  The defense, even if Zimmerman is acquitted will most probably sue the federal government for something.  It seems that sending down to Florida federal employees to stir up racial tension might be running afoul of the law.  The fact that the Justice department is behind the shenanigans should not surprise anyone who hasn’t had their head in some kind of hole be it sand or otherwise. The judge’s inappropriate comments and combative behavior toward the defense as well as her unprofessional behaviors should send this case back to court in short order.  A judicial review should be in the works as these words are typed but it’s Florida, things take longer to do down there. All that sun, fun, skin cancer and translation issues.

Here’s an interesting question.  If Martin has been white and Zimmerman had been half black, half hispanic what would the charge be?  If one of the star witnesses told the court some ” creepy -ass n(word) had been watching her boyfriend what would the next days newspapers say?  If this was an Asian kid would the gang reference be hushed up or played up?  If the person on the ground was the minority, getting his head bashed in would Al Sharpton be calling for riots if the defendant went free?

The real tragedy of this story goes far beyond the actual crime.  Was Zimmerman afraid for his life?  Probably. Given that 50% of the murders in this country are committed by young black males the same age as Martin speaks to that fear.  The fact that he was out at night, with a hoodie covering his head, high on pot, someplace where he wasn’t known by the residents is also an issue yet to be discussed.  If he was such a “good boy” why was he doing drugs, acting like a thug and gansta’ wannabe?

The issues within the black community are staggering.  Massive amounts of broken or supremely non functional homes with disengaged or absent parents are the norm.  If there are two parents in the home that is the exception and not the rule.  Homes where taking “assistance” has been the way of life for generations, where school is somewhere you go to get fed and foodstamps are what parents use for entertainment are also the norm.  Children and adults are shunned for “acting white”, for trying to break the cycle of abuse and criminality.

We can’t talk about it however.  Anytime anyone makes any kind of noise about the underlying problems within the black community the racist card comes out in all it’s glory.  Say that for 12% of the population blacks are a much larger percentage of the prison population, food stamp users, Welfare participants and Medicade and Medicare users.  Make the case that single parenthood, especially with a mother only in the home is the norm (approaching 75%) instead of the exception and again, that’s just hate speech.  Make the case that education is not a goal in many black homes and again, one is a bigot or creepy cracker.  A problem can not be fixed if the people involved will not accept and agree that there IS a problem and it is not caused by something that happened 300 years ago.

Back at the turn of the 19th century there were Irish gangs roaming New York (there still are one or two- but we’re talking a large group of Irish youths).  People talked about the problem, they brainstormed, they accepted that there was an issue and tried to deal with it.  It took time, it took work, it took letting go of pride and admitting the problem was too big to work on alone. The difference is that no one assumed people were being racist (although some were), the people involved really wanted things to be better and having come from a place were they didn’t have the freedom to make it on their own, they reveled in that liberty to make a life for themselves that others believed they could not do. Instead of staying victims they became doers.  The difference, attitude.  If you think people are against you, that is your reality.  If you think you can do things, you can, self fulfilling prophecy.

At the moment the only prophecy is that between murdering each other, committing the genocide of abortion and ignorance the black minority may find themselves even smaller in numbers and with even less influence.  Whether that is good or bad depends on what positives they can bring to the societal table.  At the moment chaos, abuse, anti-social behavior, criminality and disrespect for any people including themselves is what they’ve brought.  Gone are the moral values of the 40’s and 50’s. Gone are the lofty goals of the civil rights movement.  Gone are the reliance on God, family and community that were the hall marks of black neighborhoods at that time.  It’s sad to say but family has been replaced by gang loyalty and the Welfare system.

Of course there are always exceptions to every rule.  There are black families swimming against the tide but they face harrowing experiences. Shunned and abused for “acting too white” they are neither fish or fowl.  They don’t belong in the black community because they want better for themselves and their posterity. They don’t feel they belong in the “white community” (which apparently consists of everyone who isn’t of African decent) because black political leaders, entertainers and even some religious leaders abuse and belittle their attempts to capture a part of the American dream.

Until we can have an honest dialogue that doesn’t consist of “you people enslaved my ancestors” there is not going to be any end to the cycle of violence and victimization. No American can legally own another.  A war was fought and people died and that particular practice was cast away.  My people came here at a time when “Irish need not apply” and “Irish and sailors keep off the grass”.  My grandfathers were street sweepers, garbage men, truck drivers.  I graduated college and 5 out of my six children attended college, three have graduated, one is working on a masters.  We didn’t have a lot of money but morals, manners and integrity don’t cost money.  They do however take work to achieve and even more work to teach.  That my friends is the real tragedy here. The unwillingness to try has become an epidemic for all people but for some it’s a life altering disaster.  Just ask anyone who’s child is dead at the hand of someone who killed them just because they’re the wrong flavor of human.

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The Slacker in Chief is calling for the head of the Leaker Extraordinaire.  What a interesting conundrum. It is clear now, why Snowdon did what he did, the way he did.  We have heard that at least three other government employees lost their jobs, their reputations over trying to right what they perceived as not just wrong but criminally wrong.

Thomas Drake,  William Binney, and Kirk Wiebe were three government employees that have for years trying to shine the light of truth on misdeeds, lies, corruption, waste and abuse.

After seeing no change at NSA, Binney, Wiebe, Diane Roark, and former NSA colleague Edward Loomis filed a complaint with [the Department of Defense Inspector General] in September 2002. The complaint accused the NSA of massive fraud, waste, and mismanagement in connection with NSA’s rejection of ThinThread and endorsement of the failing Trailblazer.”

The thanks for their standing up to wrong doing?  Two years later after the the Inspector General’s final report, the retaliation began. One of them was arrested while taking a shower.  Several houses were raided and computers confiscated.  They were pressured to give up “others” involved in their “plan”.  One man was financially ruined when the government took him to trial on Espionage charges.  All of this because the “spoke” to the Inspector General and his people.

So, what we see here is the cancer infecting our government. Whether Snowdon is a patriot or traitor I know not. What I do know is that without his being willing to go to the extraordinary step of going public to a organization outside the scope of government reach, without careful planning, without extreme behavior, he was likely to be sitting in a jail cell awaiting trial for whatever trumped up charge this rogue government could come up with.  And lets face it, they’re nothing if not inventive.  Since this government has a tenuous relationship with reality anyway, fantasy is not out of the question.

Actually fantasy is where most of these people exist anyway.  Situation normal all fantastied up, SNAFU’d,  here.

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