Sunday, December 30, 2007

Priests Must Stop Being Celibate!

Catholic people are wonderful people. I have many Catholic friends. I mean no disrespect to them. I wish them all a Happy Easter Holiday.

The Catholic Church, however, is literally an abomination. This is not a few bad apples. Hundreds of priests molested thousands of children worldwide. The sheer enormity, the scope of abuse is stunning. This is a systemic problem specific to the Catholic Church, and there's a specific reason for it.

No other religious hierarchy demands celibacy, yet forbids masturbation. They went even further, of course, devising a doctrine which considers all sins on equal footing. For priests, masturbation is a sin, and raping a child is a sin. All sins are bad. They just count 'em up every week, go to confession, get forgiven, and continue on their way. Then they do it again. And again.

Their claim of "confession" as a cornerstone of Faith is hypocrisy shone bare by their response to the NY TIMES reporting (and others) on the vast monstrosity of abuse which has taken place.

The Church response to the magnitude of suffering Catholic Priests have caused around the world? They claim negative media coverage is "prompted by the devil." Not the sheer number of vile acts, mind you, nor the enormous number of Priest perpetrators whom the Church is claiming were prompted by the devil here, it's the media who published those stories! They're the evil ones - for publishing the Church's rap sheet for all to see.

Buddhist Monks who take vows of celibacy do so with the realization that the male human body, as a biological necessity, cannot be forced, by sheer will and prayer, to stop producing (and occasionally discharging) sperm. It's that simple. Monks refrain from having sex, but don't even consider a lifelong prohibition on ejaculation itself! It's inhuman.

Whether you believe in Jesus' 100% Celibacy, or believe he was married to Mary Magdalene, can't we all agree that a condition of the Catholic Priesthood shouldn't be to attempt, by sheer will, to prevent one's body from producing sperm that will eventually need to get out so more can be made? Why should entering the priesthood mean a life of celibacy anyway? What possible good does that requirement do, especially considering the magnitude of suffering it has caused?

For Easter 2010, the Catholic Church should resurrect itself by confessing its sins, apologizing with all required humility for its crimes, and dealing with the Karma of finally doing so.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

"True Giuliani"

You can tell how sick a power hungry neocon is
by listening to his supporters.

Rudy has quite a bunch in his corner:

Bunch'a whiteys all hopped up on murderin' muslims.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Benazir Bhutto, assassinated?!?!?

i'm shocked, shocked!
who on earth could'a seen that comin?

The Devil's Lawyer

The only creature more evil than the devil himself:

"Who wrote the emails?"
"It was David Addington

Sunday, December 23, 2007

introduction to the mouth

I made this video before the 2006 elections:

Lakota Sioux Indians Declare Sovereign Nation Status!!

well, it didn't make the corporate newscasts, yet it's quite a development:

'The actions of Lakota are not intended to embarrass the United States but to simply save the lives of our people'.

Following Monday's withdrawal at the State Department, the four Lakota Itacan representatives have been meeting with foreign embassy officials in order to hasten their official return to the Family of Nations.

Lakota's efforts are gaining traction as Bolivia, home to Indigenous President Evo Morales, shared they are "very, very interested in the Lakota case" while Venezuela received the Lakota delegation with "respect and solidarity."

'bout friggin' time!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

i wish we had a bidendodd

i wish we had a candidate
with the guts and fierceness of joe biden
and the raw honest decency of chris dodd.

in otherwords: an obama with experience.

this election is gonna be somethin' else,
i tell you what.

the writers are on strike to bore the masses
while fox and friends
stir their molassas

and set
their sights
on the middle classes

to which they will sell two
obnoxious braying asses:

rudy and huck
crossdressing king and queen
of democracy fuck
see all they'll do
to make a buck

a conversation in 2009:

someone: "who did you vote for in '8?"
me: "i wrote in 'the ghost of paul wellstone'"
someone: "howdoya feel?"
me: "good."

Saturday, December 15, 2007

ides of december < > ides of march

sitting still
up in the hills
on the ides of december
a time for reflection
a time to remember

just past noon
take a deep breath
find my words...

i've decided
to postpone my
pyromania art transmutation
until the ides of march

impetus in part because i'm working on a few pieces
and want them done and ready before the big show

i've devised a new pricing structure:
first piece is free
second piece is $100
third piece is $1000
additional pieces repeat cycle

get 'em before they're hot:

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

huckabee's smoking gun(s)

Documents Expose Huckabee's Role In Serial Rapist's Release

"...Shortly after taking office in 1996, Huckabee announced his intention to commute Dumond's sentence to time served. A public outcry ensued.

Stevens, her father, and Fletcher Long, the Arkansas state prosecuting attorney who sent Dumond to prison, met with Huckabee to protest.

"'This is how close I was to Wayne Dumond,'" Stevens says she told Huckabee at the time. "'I will never forget his face. And now I don't want you ever to forget my face.'"

Stevens now says: "This isn't and was never about politics. This is about a rapist. This is about a murderer. ... I might never forget Dumond's face, but there are other women [for whom] Dumond's face was the last thing they ever saw on this earth... I would hope that Huckabee would remember the faces of his victims."

Stevens, who had been silent about her rape and not identified in the press for more than a dozen years, finally spoke out publicly in 1996 after feeling frustrated by her meeting with Huckabee. Twenty women members of the state House of Representatives protested the commutation proposal. The editorial pages of some Arkansas newspapers questioned Huckabee's judgment and suggested he reconsider.

What the public never knew, however, was that other women who had been sexually assaulted by Dumond had privately written Huckabee about their anguish. Their very private attempts at changing Huckabee's mind, they later told the Huffington Post, were based on concerns that speaking out publicly would have been too painful and traumatizing.

One such letter was from the daughter of a Dumond rape victim:

"When you ran for office, one of the reasons I voted for you was the fact you are/were a Baptist preacher. I come from a very strong Baptist background... [O]ne of my grandfathers is also a preacher. I have always been a faithful church member where I am the choir director, yet this is one event that is not so easily forgiven.

I have prayed about these feelings, but once someone hurts your mother, or daughter the way this man hurt my mother I believe that you would feel the same...

Please understand that this letter is coming from my heart.... I would love to have the chance to talk to you about this matter as a daughter of a surviving rape victim."

The woman provided Huckabee with her personal phone number in hopes that he or at least someone on his staff would call. She says that she never heard back.

What was left unsaid in her letter to Huckabee was that she was three years old when, in the 1970s, Dumond raped her mother. The girl was in her mother's bed asleep when the rape occurred. Dumond held a butcher's knife to her mother's throat during the assault..."

Monday, December 3, 2007

jen o' cyde - the siege of gaza

"never again" "never again"'s a jewish mantra. but all it means is never will WE, the chosen ones, be slaughtered again. hamas, on the other hand...

"Annapolis is almost certainly doomed because it repeats the same failed incrementalist approach taken by previous peace initiatives, from Oslo to the defunct, now-revived "road map"; because its success depends on the destruction of Hamas; and because it utterly lacks U.S. engagement."

how is "destruction of hamas" not genocide?
"hamas" can now literally be translated to mean the million+ people starving in gaza tonight. "hamas" also stands for, of course, the democratically elected leaders of the palestinian people!!! won the election, they did. something's being spread in the middle east, but it sure ain't democracy.

""The Israeli decision is a death penalty," Radi said. "Our reserve of fuel is almost zero and maybe it will run out by the end of today," he said adding two health centres had already been forced to suspend treatment during power cuts."

Sunday, December 2, 2007

a new life

a story that shows both the worst and the best of humanity:
formerly caged twins thrive with a new family

rove lies yet again

i usually figure out the rationale behind rove's carefully crafted blatherings, but this new one about democrats pushing bush to war doesn't make any sense at all. what is the rationale behind proving to the world that you're willing to lie about something so preposterous as this?