June 21, 2014

The Pope Made An Offer They Couldn't Refuse

Looks like Vincenzo Frogiero, AKA "Vinny Carwash," will need to look else where for a church to host his daughter's wedding.
SIBARI Italy (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Saturday took on one of Italy's most dangerous organised crime groups, calling it an example of "the adoration of evil" and saying Mafiosi "are excommunicated".

The pope, speaking about the 'Ndrangheta crime group during a mass in the southern Italy, issued the strongest attacks on organised crime since the late Pope John Paul lambasted the Sicilian Mafia in 1993.

"Those who in their lives follow this path of evil, as mafiosi do, are not in communion with God. They are excommunicated," Pope Francis said in impromptu comments at a mass before tens of thousands of people.

He told the crowd: "This evil must be fought against, it must be pushed aside. We must say no to it."

He branded the 'Ndrangheta as the "adoration of evil and contempt of the common good" and said the Church would exert its full force in efforts to combat organised crime.

"Our children are asking for it, our young people are asking for it. They are in need of hope and faith can help respond to this need," he said.

More here and here..

June 20, 2014

Urban Legend ... But A Funny One

Thought I'd check this out. Seems a shame it isn't real...
On July 20, 1969, as commander of the Apollo 11 lunar module, Neil Armstrong was the first person to set foot on the moon.

His first words after stepping on the moon,"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," were televised to earth and heard by millions. But, just before he re-entered the lander, he made the enigmatic remark "Good luck, Mr. Gorsky."

Many people at NASA thought it was a casual remark concerning some Rival soviet cosmonaut. However, upon checking, there was no Gorsky in either the Russian or American space programs...

Over the years, many people questioned Armstrong as to what the 'Good luck, Mr. Gorsky statement meant, but Armstrong always just smiled.

Then, on July 5, 1995, in Tampa Bay, Florida, while answering questions following a speech, a reporter brought up the 26-year-old question about Mr. Gorsky to Armstrong.

This time he finally responded because his Mr. Gorsky had just died, So Neil Armstrong felt he could now answer the question.
Here is the answer to "Who was Mr. Gorsky".

In 1938, when he was a kid in a small mid-western town, he was playing baseball with a friend in the backyard. His friend hit the ball, which landed in his neighbor's yard by their bedroom window.

His neighbors were Mr. And Mrs. Gorsky.As he leaned down to pick up the ball, young Armstrong heard Mrs. Gorsky shouting at Mr. Gorsky, "Sex! You want sex?! You'll get sex when the kid next door walks on the moon!"

NASA does not give this urban legend any credence as voice recordings of Neil Armstrong's messages do not contain any reference to Mr. Gorsky.

All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way;

Yessir, just like it says in Isa 53:6, like butt humping, panting, nasty sheepsies. The US Presbyterian church leadership has gone astray; it now endorses unholy same sex union.

In honor of the occasion, Satan is throwing a coast-to-coast fecal sex party.
From the Ecumenical News:
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has voted to allow its pastors to perform same-sex marriages and has approved the definition of marriage as between two persons as well as between a man and a woman.

The largest Presbyterian denomination in the United voted Thursday to change its definition of marriage allowing its clergy to solemnize same-sex ceremonies in states where gay marriage is legal.

The vote was passed by 429 to 175 votes by the delegates from the 1.76 million-member Presbyterian Church (USA). It makes the church the first big American denomination to unequivocally allow clergy to officiate at gay marriage ceremonies and to define marriage as between two persons.
Of course the next step is to loosen up the definition of personhood....

Hey! cows are people too!

June 18, 2014

Rehab Is Progressing Nicely

It's been a week since the knee surgery and my recovery is proceeding well. I took the six month period between knee operations to strengthen my legs and it has paid off handsomely. I still need to use a cane but I took a walk down the block his morning. There is still a long way to go before I can say I am fully healed - it takes about a year for that - but my therapist says that I am way ahead of the curve compared to my last surgery. The last dressing comes off next Monday but the support hose stays on for another four to five weeks.

My goal is venison. Only five months to go.
Can't wait to ge back into the woods.

Also found a family in our new church that runs a beef farm. They are harvesting this September and I got my order in for a quarter steer. They're all grass fed, no chemicals, no growth hormones. It should average out from about $3 to $4 a pound, that includes butchering and wrapping. My SIL ordered a half cow; with six mouths in the family that'll be about 220 to 245 pounds of beef or thereabouts.

It's Because You're Irrelevant, Stupid!

Some knot head muzzie law student tries to hijack a political discussion and gets hammered for her efforts.