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Hometown: Delaware County, PA
Home country: USA
Current location: Winthrop, Maine
Member since: Tue Jul 8, 2003, 05:38 PM
Number of posts: 9,107

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Republicans/teabaggers and Popes...JEEZIS!

Let's take a look at some history, shall we?

When JFK ran for President in 1960, Republicans had a fit over their concern that with a Catholic President, the country would be run by proxy from Vatican City, which Kennedy made VERY clear would not be the case.

Fast forward to 1984, and the Republicans have another collective fit over Geraldine Ferraro saying that the Pope would NOT influence her actions as Vice President. HOW DARE SHE!!!

Again, fast forward to 2004_ and the notion that is put forth by many Catholic bishops and cardinals, including Ratzinger, is that the Eucharist should be DENIED to any Catholic who is pro choice, anti war or pro "hummasechel". This,of course, is greeted as a wonderful thing in Bushista land. I remember my wife and I remarking to each other that any priest who tried to deny US Communion would regret it before he got much older!

Finally, we fast forward to now, and Republican/teabagger land is all in a huff & a tizzie because Pope Francis states that the Palestinians deserve a homeland and that the Pope should stay OUT of politics!

Doesn't it make you wonder just how " fundamental" religious right fundamentalism actually IS? SHIT!


Jebbie Bush...Jesus H Christ on a Crutch!!!

So now we don't need the Affordable Care Act because five years from now we MAY be able to get a friggin watch...SHIT!

I'd certainly expect a lot more from our first Hispanic President (remember that one, too?).

I cannot believe that I am now convinced that Jebbie is even more stupid than Dubbya. The scary thing is that in the early years of the 21st Century, brains are NOT a requirement to be a Republican/teabagger candidate for President. Of course, brains aren't needed. Remember, Little Ricky Santorum said that the "smart people" will never be on THEIR side. Holy shit in a shotglass!


I've been having a SCARY thought lately about Jebby Bush!

A few weeks ago, he considered it to be the epitome of presidential leadership to sum up his comments on foreign policy with "Holy Schnikes"!... holy Moldy!

Recently, Jebby has publicly said that his idiot big brother is his major advisor on foreign policy...Holy Smokes!

He told Fox "News" that he would still invade Iraq...Holy Moses!

When he tried to walk that back with Hannity, he ferqued THAT up, too by saying, essentiaaly, that he is too damned STOOPID to understand a question asked by Megan freakin' Kelly...Holy Hannah!

My scary thought is that in the near future, we may have to (legitimately) start referring to George W Shithead as "the SMART" Bush brother...HOLY SHIT!!!


I have a simple question for the "glorious" Greg Abbott...

...as well as for the idiots who buy his snake oil. Have you even CONSIDERED the number of civilian Texans who will be out of jobs if the military bases all go elsewhere? Or the amount of service related money that would be spent elsewhere, aka, NOT IN TEXAS?

I bet'cha that Wendy Davis looks better with each passing day!


Carly Fiorina, hmm...

She was the CEO of Hewlett Packard, cost thousands of people their jobs and had her ass publicly throw out in an atmosphere of incredible acrimony. So, she was a failure.

In 2008, she spent much of the Spring and Summer lobbying pretty intensively to be John McCain's running mate and was passed over...for Sarah Palin. So, she was a failure.

In 2010, she ran for the US Senate in a year that it was VERY beneficial to run as a Republican/teabagger and she got her ass kicked. So, she was a failure.

Gee, that's certainly a mighty impressive resume to recommend her to be the first woman POTUS. In a related development, I've recently acquired a bridge in Brooklyn that I'd be willing to let go of for the right price. Just come on down and see me at the Richard M Nixon Used Car & Snake Oil Emporium!


Poll...Who do you HOPE is the Republican/teabagger 2016 nominee?

Poll...Who do you EXPECT to be the Republican/teabagger 2016 nominee?

May I ask for some helpfrom my LGBT comic book/super hero fan friends?

About 15 or 20 years ago, I remember that a member of Alpha Flight, the Canadian Marvel super hero group, came out as Gay and was identified in the news stories at the time as the first openly Gay super hero.

I remember seeing some panels from the issue where he reveals his sexuality in the reports. He's a young guy with a black and white costume and I think his twin sister is also on the team. If I recall, in the panels I saw, he was defending a young man from some Gay bashers and at one point declares "...for I, Too, am Gay"!

Any help available? Thank you in advance!


An open letter to Mother Nature.

Dear Mother Nature,

I hope that this letter finds you well. I don't know what the calendar says where you are, but up here in Maine it's LATE April.



Your Friend Jack

We are getting a Foster child in the next few days

My wife and I are going to be issued a license from the state of Maine to be foster parents, probably on Monday or Tuesday of this week. Ordinarily this wouldn't be such a big deal as for me to write about it, but this has been SUCH a long process, mostly due to the incompetence of a member of middle management in the licensing department, that it was made into a big deal, by them, over nonsensical issues. I won't bore you with all of the details because that isn't my goal in writing this, but I truly believe that they finally got off of the stick to issue this license due to the fact that they finally realized that I was willing to go (figuratively) to war to insure that our license was issued and not denied for ridiculous, petty and largely nonexistent issues.

I am going to be 60 in June. My wife is younger than I but will be 53 in July and our son will be 15 this coming Tuesday. We have asked for our foster child be a baby or toddler. We know that there are 3 possible scenarios that may play out. One is that the child will eventually be reunited with his or her own family, which is a VERY desirable outcome. Another is that he child is eventually adopted by a family, which is good if it's a stable, nurturing and loving family. The other scenario is that this child will be with us for good.

A GIVEN is that our family will love this child, regardless of whichever of the above scenarios plays out. I include our son in that as he is really looking forward to having a baby or little one in our house. He's always been terrific with little ones, even when he was little himself. My wife and son are OK with either gender. So am I, but I'm not so secretly hoping that we get a girl.

In the event that this child will be with us permanently, I have to confess that both my wife and I are excited about the prospect, even though it's pretty rare for people our age to have a baby in the house. That being said, we are a YOUNG 60 & 52. We think and look like younger people and, where I may not have the energy, and DO have way too much arthritis to play in the father/child softball or touch football game, my wife and I DO have a great deal of stability, maturity and love to offer this child.

Almost 15 years ago, my wife and I were given notice of about 18 hours that we were going to take custody of our son the next day and she spent the day cleaning and preparing our place while I was running all over the Philadelphia suburbs getting groceries and baby supplies. This week we anticipate running all over the Central Maine area to get things we'll need to have for a baby in the house...like a crib and a car seat and diapers and formula and wipes and toys and...YIKES!!! Fortunately, last Saturday we made friends with a lady who has a consignment baby and child store just around the corner from our house. She has our number in case some of the things we need come her way and we liked her Facebook page so we can see what's new in her shop.

We know that this is big challenge that we're taking on, but we also know that we are more than up for the task and that we have, as our entire family has a great desire to do, the opportunity to make a positive difference in the life of a child. Thank you for reading and for your hoped for good thoughts for us.

That's my 2 cents, and quite probably overpriced at that!


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