See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Lying about Vietnam...


And other goofy news.  (A change of pace don't you know!)
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This is big - really big!  Lying about serving in Vietnam while all the other evidence points to having done all you could to avoid doing so?  Doesn't Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut know that people are vetted these days?  Oh sure, sometimes after the nomination process, as in the case of Sarah Palin - but we find these things out eventually.  (Although we still don't know for sure if Obama is an American citizen, do we?)  Didn't Senator Kerry do some kind of male enhancement war record thing too?
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Anyway - if you don't know the story, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut lied and said he served in Vietnam.  The NYT has the story - it's an old one (2008) but it's a telling one.  Read it here.
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The sky is falling.
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When I was in grade school the big rage sweeping the country was to build fallout shelters.  I had to get used to the idea we'd never have one since my family was poor and we were renters - no yard to build one, and no money either.  So I grew up with the idea that I would just go to church if the sirens went off - to be close to the Blessed Sacrament.
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Anyway, a guy in San Diego  plans on building and selling bunker space for families at $50,000 a pop out in the desert.  Nothing or no one will get to the contented family inside - even stragglers and survivors in the aftermath of Armageddon will be barred from entry by razor wire and fences and stuff.  "There will be double layers and razor wire. This will be an impenetrable compound when we're done," Vicino said while giving me a tour of the site at an undisclosed location in the middle of the desert, halfway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. - Source   Nice.
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The Wood-man.
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I used to like Woody Allen - I loved Annie Hall at the time - but ever since he married his daughter I started to think things were a little off with him.  Recently he has come out in support of Roman Polanski - which is understandable for a fellow filmmaker to do, especially if he's completely amoral.  But now Woody is saying he thinks Obama should be given dictatorial powers - just for a little while.  Hitler had dictatorial powers just for a little while too Wood-man.  Story here.
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Photo:  British people really are eccentric - and quite attractive.  It appears Theology of the Body has gained wide acceptance in the UK.  Story here.
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11 comments:

  1. And we Catholics are nuts?
    I don't think so...
    There is a saying, "Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad" (Latin: Quem deus vult perdere, dementat prius).

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  2. I have developed a knee-jerk reaction to Woody Allen. If he is for it, then I am against it!

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  3. Maria8:14 PM

    Love it, Padre...

    I think of guys like Wooody Allen and Polanski as *main stream molesters*,as in,you know, guys whose perverted,and otherwise felonious behavior, is deemed socially acceptable...

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  4. Pervs of a feather...

    Glad to see you're back in fine form, Terry. And I checked out that story about the Brits - it's important to stay abreast of developing news from around the world. Thanks for exposing me to such an interesting story!

    I so get you!

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  5. LOL! You crack me up Larry. Thanks.

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  6. The last place I rented--the little old lady who lived next to me had a full decked-out bomb shelter that her husband built in the 50's...prior to Y2K she thought for sure the world was coming to an end and she graciously invited me to share her shelter...

    oh YIKES!! NEKKED PEOPLES!! And bare-breasted wimmen-folk!! What WILL the Muslims say....

    Ok I'll stop..I'm just giddy that a VERY important career-enhancing inspection went VERY WELL for me today..just in time for my annual review :)

    HHmm.. seeing what the COMPETITION is maybe I need to splurge my bonus on a boob-lift..

    Sara

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  7. Sara: Don't bother.
    It won't last, hon.
    Gravity has the last "say"...:<)!
    But what do I know?
    I'm just an aging celibate...
    Yeah, I'm getting old and cranky!

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  8. I'm still giggling..the nudists remind me of just so many Seinfeld episodes.. :)

    Especially the gals with the "nice racks..."

    (As I'm sitting here all bundled up with the furnace cranked--45 degrees and pouring down rain here..)

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  9. oh YIKES!! NEKKED PEOPLES!! And bare-breasted wimmen-folk!! What WILL the Muslims say....

    .... not much ... they have the pole dancer that was just crowned ...

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  10. Found this lie disturbing....don't understand how they think they can get away with this in this day and age....on one can lie or mislead, and that is a blessing....:-)Hugs

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  11. Those commuters need to move faster...they're getting a little behind in their work...

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