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so i was reading Jezebel today (as i usually do) and i read a post about Daniel Craig photobombing Taylor Swift and her friend. i thought it was great:
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this blog is fantastic. and so straightforward.
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…until i saw THIS. apparently it went viral on the interwebz until NBC Universal tried to get them all taken down.
i mostly felt bad for the guy because that video was SO BAD. i figured he’d crawl back into that hole he’s been in for the past 10 years and never be heard from again. but, to his credit, he did exactly the opposite of what would be expected of someone whose “talent” was exposed as so incredibly sub-par. and i gotta say, well done. now i will re-commence forgetting about this person.
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i never thought i could see so much of a dick without actually seeing any dick.
p.s. this dance would never work with denim, so if this catches on there’ll be a lot of basketball shorts and cotton sweatpants in da club…
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my mom sent me this (unsolicited) e-mail, yes, on Good Friday. if there’s anything i can’t discuss with my dear, Conservative mother, it’s two things: religion and politics. yet i found this in my inbox.
Today, On Good Friday, Heres Why I Remain Catholic
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This article best explains, why I am a practicing Catholic. I hope this will enlighten you to my faith. Love you, MOM
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the gist of it is that everything has two sides: America, our families, ourselves, yadda yadda yadda. it glosses over the sex and pedophilia scandals with euphemisms and emphasizes the good the church does and hope for the future blah blah blah. a generic Catholic homily, suited for any occasion at all. whatever. so i sent her this back. (credit goes to Krco for the majority of the info in this e-mail.)
noted. and i hope this will enlighten you as to why i am not a Catholic:
Bishop Camara said “When I fed the poor they called me a saint, when I asked why the poor had no food, they called me a Communist.”
Bishop Camara’s nickname was “The Bishop of the Slums.” He was really into land redistribution and progressive welfare politics. He was the head bishop of Brazil when the USA helped the military overthrow the Brazilian democracy and spoke out against the repressive government despite death threats–even when the dictator was sitting in his pews. The Brazilian military government only allowed two political parties; Camara started his own illegal political party anyway to push the social justice thing. It didn’t go anywhere because too many potential members got shot, but it was probably worth a try. He basically kept trying to do stuff like that until democracy was restored two decades after the military coup, when he retired. He started a bunch of programs to help the poor, improve the slums, and organize against the repression, but when he retired, he was immediately replaced by a conservative papal yes-man who undid all the social justice programs that Camara had started. Here’s a pretty good biography if you’re interested: http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2009/07/bishop-of-slums-dom-helder-camara-and.html
Some other quotes from him:
How can a Christian collaborate with a communist?
— For me, men are not divided into believers and atheists, but between oppressors and oppressed, between those who want to keep this unjust society and those who want to struggle for justice.
Have you forgotten that Marx considered religion to be the opium of the people?
— It is the bourgeoisie which has turned religion into an opium of the people by preaching a God, lord of the heavens only, while taking possession of the earth for itself.
And, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize four times, but conservative churchmen like the current pope worked behind the scenes to make sure he never got it.
Now, compare this to a modern day, conservative, American bishop (Morlino, from the church in Madison) who was talking about the association of Catholic Hospitals (which is huge) and all the nuns in the USA:
So, we had a trade organization — the Catholic Health Association — which calls itself “Catholic” and we had religious Sisters who call themselves Catholic, saying, “Sorry, bishops, you got it wrong, here is the teaching of the Church.” The Lord Jesus Christ, unworthy though the bishops are, called the bishops to lead the people in faith; He did not call anybody in the Catholic Health Association and he did not call any of the Sisters in Network.
The bishops are called to teach, sanctify, and govern. But, as I said before, with regard to the Holy Father, if people will not recognize authority, then they cannot lay responsibility at the feet of those to whom they are disobedient. The pope and the bishops are only responsible when their authority is accepted. The then-Cardinal Ratzinger himself has said, in our contemporary world, the word “obedience” has disappeared from our vocabulary and the reality of obedience has been anathematized.
So doubtless, you heard about the priest in Milwaukee who sexually assaulted 200 deaf boys? And how the bishop, pope, and current pope knew about the situation as it was happening? This quote from Morlino comes from the exact same day that that story came out. How can someone from Wisconsin pick a time like now to talk about people being obedient to the bishops? What a contrast between the conservative syphocants of today and the Latin American badasses of the 60’s.
But seeing as how the Catholic Church is less a religious organization and widely considered to be the world’s largest corporation, it’s no wonder that people like Morlino and Benedict/Ratzinger ended up with leadership positions and people like Camara are suppressed or, like now, don’t even see a connection between the philosophy of social justice and Catholicism. It seems that today’s Catholic leaders would prefer a church made up of rich, obedient lemmings instead of people who are looking to actually find practical ways to apply the ideas in the beatitudes to their lives (not that the ideas in the beatitudes are exclusives to Catholicism or Christianity.)
Anyway, I’m not trying to get into an e-mail debate with you. I just thought i’d tell you why I am not a Catholic since you told me why you are. Hope you had a good day!
i was as nice as i could be. and i let a lot go unsaid, so i think as far as not being offensive i did a pretty good job (albeit while sacrificing thoroughness.) now i can only hope that she doesn’t shoot me back an e-mail about how she’s still praying for me. fucking christ.
p.s. this is a great blog about how creepy, manipulative, subversive, absurd and ridiculously arrogant the Catholic church is regarding both legislative and cultural issues in America today. it has a point of view, sure, but i do think it’s pretty fair. considering.
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If the Senate bill passes, here’s what happens immediately
A quick list, because there seems to be a great deal of confusion:
- Adult children may remain as dependents on their parents’ policy until age 26
- Children under age 19 may not be excluded for pre-existing conditions
- No more lifetime or annual caps on coverage
- Free preventative care for all
- Adults with pre-existing conditions may buy into a national high-risk pool until the exchanges come online. While these will not be cheap, they’re still better than total exclusion and get some benefit from a wider pool of insureds.
- Small businesses will be entitled to a tax credit for 2009 and 2010, which could be as much as 50% of what they pay for employees’ health insurance.
- The “donut hole” closes for Medicare patients, making prescription medications more affordable for seniors.
- Requirement that all insurers must post their balance sheets on the Internet and fully disclose administrative costs, executive compensation packages, and benefit payments.
- Authorizes early funding of community health centers in all 50 states (Bernie Sanders’ amendment)
remind me what’s so terrible about this–how does this bring about Armageddon again?
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Cheese & Burger Society is a virtual cornucopia of cheeseburger deliciousness, centered around Wisconsin cheese, the purest, most beautiful thing in the world. i picked this one above as my favorite, but i could hardly decide. The Firehouse has got the burger patty, Havarti and Provolone cheeses, spicy capricola, pepperoncini, dill and pickled jalepenos. oh, the site’s also got the recipes for these beauties so cheeseburger lovers can make their dreams come true. i’mma make this one a reality for mahself.