Saturday, September 18, 2010

Slow day, uninspired, isn't there something offensive I could post?

Is the Pope in England?

"We generally like 'em a tad younger, but they'll do."

(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)


Anonymous said...

Attaturk! I'm (sniff) shocked and surprised that you of all people would cast aspersions on the (sniff) predilections of someone who dresses up in such fine silken raiments! Shocked, I say! Surely there can be nothing remotely fascistic about a group of fantastically rich old men who have parlayed their claims of moral superiority into control of a gilded theocratic empire. On the soul of Bernardino Nogara, the whole enterprise is surely above reproach!

Shawn said...

To Rising Hegemon,

I came across your blog and really enjoyed reading it. If you are willing, I'd like to exchange links. My blog is: and my email address is


jimmiraybob said...

On a slight aside, Christine O'Donnell may have dabbled in witchcraft but she did not inhale.

Back to the regularly scheduled Pope tribute.

charles pierce said...

That'll play.
Take the rest of the day off to watch the Hawkeyes try to beat a real team.

sukabi said...

jimmiraybob, she might not have inhaled, but she sure swallowed something interesting.

Privatize the Profits! Socialize the Costs! said...

The Pope and the Catholic Church failed to oppose Hitler, a man who was baptized a Catholic, never publicly renounced that religion, and never declared himself to be an atheist, either publicly or privately.

The Pope and the Catholic Church either failed to oppose, or actively supported Mussolini in Italy, Franco in Spain, Pinochet in Chile, and Bignone in Argentina.

In the entire history of the world, there has NEVER been a rightwing dictator that the Pope and the Catholic Church publicly opposed.

Therefore, I would like to cordially invite the Pope, the Catholic Church, and all its members to STFU about Hitler and rightwing dictators in general.

Except, of course, they would care to apologize to the world for all that blood on their hands...

pansypoo said...

no wonder they don't want women. they'd just butch it all up.

and doesn't the pope like colored kids?

Anonymous said...

It's been a while since I commented here. Can't resist tonight.

This photo reminded me of Pope John Paul II's visit to St. Louis in 2000 (correct date? I think so). I was Editor of my college paper. One of my teachers, who taught me how to write objectively and with critical thinking, tried to describe to me what it was like being in a large hockey stadium with 20,000 Catholics and the Pope. She claimed there was magic in the room, a serious physical feeling of overwhelming emotion.

I could hardly believe this was the same woman who used such skepticism in describing the profession of journalism, especially mass media broadcast journalism, to our class. She was as star-struck as any African-American school teacher was when George W. Bush walked into her classroom full of nappy-headed kids to exploit them all for a photo op.

Gag me.


Ysbaddaden said...

Funny thing, in poetical parlance pearls often represent the clitoris.

Malcolm The >:} said...

Anonymous, thanks for the history lesson on Bernardino Nogara. Most appropriate.

Joe Blow said...

Dear Shawn...

I came across your post and wondered why you are such a bleeping idiot.



Joe Blow said...


Now I want all the boys to pretend their names are "Todd"..

and I want all the girls to pretend they are boys and all named "Witford"

OK! let's all go for "hot chocolate" heh heh...