04/03/2005: "Baaad Mutha Superior"
Yesterday Michelle "Wife of Joseph, mother of Jesus" Malkin published a
list of writers whom, in her almond-shaped eyes, had disrespectful of
the memory of the Pope by penning articles which relied on facts rather
than religious dogma.
Personally, I would've loved to have been on that list, rubbing shoulders
with the likes of Chris Hitchens; and, as an Atheist, you might that I
wouldn't have anything nice to say about the late Carol Wojtyla (who was
also known by his "street name" of Pope John Paul II). On the contrary,
there are plenty of nice things that I can say about the man: he was one
of the few religious leaders who were perfectly OK with the idea of
Evolution; he was opposed to the death penalty; he publicly apologized for
the Catholic Church's collusion with the Nazis, before, during, and after
WWII; he forgave the shithook who shot him; and he stood firmly
against the US invasion of Iraq (he would later chastise Bush, to his face,
about the Abu Ghraib scandal).
Sure he was also an intolerant, inflexible, ideologue who had willingly
chained himself and his followers to an outmoded belief system and had a
hand in helping pedophiles avoid prosecution; but, as far as intolerant,
inflexible, ideologues who willingly chain themselves and their followers
to outmoded belief systems and had a hand in helping pedophiles avoid
prosecution go; he wasn't too bad.
As I've pointed out on numerous occasions, I have a huge soft-spot in my
heart for the Catholic Church (and for the Greek and Russian Orthodox
Churches as well as the Coptic Church). I've spent years reading everything
I can get my almond-shaped hands on about the Catholic Church. I never
cease to be amazed by how much more I, an outsider, know about Catholicism
than people who grew up within the Church do. For example, my wife, though
not a practicing Catholic, was raised by a Catholic family in the most
Catholic of all places - South Philadelphia - yet had no idea that St.
Christopher had not been a Saint since Woodstock.
I even have a favorite Pope (Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, AKA Pope John XXIII)
and a least favorite Pope (Eugenio "Stinky" Pacelli, AKA Pope Pius XII);
this is why I feel uniquely qualified to pick the next Pope; or, failing
that, to at least pick the color of the next Pope.
Let's make this official…
I, Rodney Anonymous, speaking for closet Catholics everywhere demand that
the next Pope be Black.
First of all, while there are tons of Black Saints (St. Martin DePorres,
St. Peter Claver, Saint Katharine Drexel, and St. Darnell the Smooooth),
there hasn't been a Black Pope since Pope St. Gelasius I who died in 496.
Yeah, Whitey has no problem with handing a Black parking attendant the
keys to his car, but when it comes to the keys of St. Peter…
Secondly, and - in my book, at least - most importantly is the kick that
the rest of us will get from watching working class Irish-American and
Italian-American Catholics take their marching orders from a brother. Many
members of these two groups are notoriously bigoted (while many others,
in a strange paradox, are often incredibly liberal and tolerant) despite
the fact they themselves are not White.
Now it may come as a shock to many Catholic Americans of Italian or Irish
heritage to lean that they are not White, but everybody has to face the
music sometime: unless, of course, that music is "Dixie"; in which case,
feel free to turn your backs.
So why aren't Shamus and Tony White? Well, they fail the Triple-K/Double-C
Test. This test simply states that if you can't join either the Klan or
most Country Clubs, you are not White; so stop checking that box
on forms, OK?
And if all of that doesn't convince you that the next Pope should be black,
this will: wouldn't you love to the Popemobile totally pimped out with
really sweet rims an' shit? I know I would.
Real questions and answers
from the Ayatollah's official website
Is caviar of sturgeon fish halal or haram?
Answer: If sturgeon is known to have scales (even by origin as some
say), there is no obejction in eating the caviar and the fish itself would
also be subject to being halal. If it is not known as a fish to have scales
but sold by muslims, who do not consider unscaled fish to be halal, there
would be again no objection in eating it.
[You guys live in the middle of the fuckin' desert; are fish really that
big of an issue? - Ayatollah Anonymous]
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He stared in Peak Practice, The Devil's Tattoo, Lady
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None of which are porn films !
He fronted the greatest band of all time
Happy birthday to ...
Jamie Bamber who turns 32 today.
And Social Distortion's Mike Ness turns 43.
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