Saturday, December 31, 2011


Blessed New Year to All.

Please don't drink and drive, swim, ski or operate machinery:-) Be safe.

American Barnstorming

In a Town Named After French Monks.

I wonder if Mitt Romney knows that Des Moines in Iowa is a French name. A Moine is a Monk or Friar in French. I wonder if he realizes that large portions of the breadbasket of America were settled by the French who came down the Saint Lawrence and up the Mississippi and that the Mid-West is full of French names. In Fact, prior to the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 from Napoleon one third of the Continental US, the land from the Mississippi West almost to the Rockies was under Napoleanic control and rule with massive numbers of french settlers. There was a 'French and Indian War' Gingrich probably knows about. There are towns named things like Saint Louis (after a French Saint King) and Duquesne and Des Moines, to name only a few of the hundreds. There are Americans with surnames that are originally French and other Irish ones that were originally Norman. Our French heritage is proud.
So it is beyond a bit funny that we have someone who wants to be President who thought as an American Mormon he should go to France to missionize them.
This becomes less funny and less comfortable if you realize that this mentality translates into a Foreign Policy orientation and when you realize someone as a young 20-something was so patronizingly arrogant he thought that he could teach the French Catholics anything about Jesus. What Mormons believe about Jesus is not exactly orthodox Christianity of any denomination. Perhaps this is why seventyfive percent of his party is a bit troubled with him being their leader- to where exactly? Mormons can be fierce bigots against Catholicism.
Mormons like any cult protect their own. Mitt Romney is worth half a billion dollars.
Mormons generally think Catholics are idolotrous heretics with a cultlike affection for Mary. That should give Catholics and all Christians pause, because he isn't investing half a billion personal dollars in anything Catholic Social Services believe me.
And he isn't hiring out of the John Carroll Society either. If your greatest virtue is that you can turn profit, and are sober, I want to hear more than you are a good business guy who built your own net worth into half a bil. Which are your favorite charities for example?
And the Republican discrimination and aversion to things French has to stop. It is appaulingly ignorant. Don't get me started on Freedom Fries. The French, particularly Chirac was absolutely corect that the Iraq war was based on pretexual lies and the UN Colin Powell presentation an absurd photoshopped fabrication on the WMD front. Even Colin Powell is embarassed. (dumb move for Gingrinch to start naming already people who had anything to do with the Bush Admin Iraq fiasco for anything )- Sarkozy's mother is Jewish by the way which makes him technically Jewish. So if any of the anti-French Republican disorder pervading conservative politics
is based on catering to a Jewish belief that France is anti-semetic, get serious. What a sadly ignorant perspective on what the country of France is. Sad and Stupid.

Mitt might be the nominee but he isn't the President. No amount of voting fraud or voter IDs is going to make it so.

Where Are All The

Aborted Fetus Cemetaries?

We have had about 50 Million abortions in America since Roe v. Wade. So where are all the little buried fetuses? Where are their gravestone markers? You would even bury a dead pet and there are pet cemetaries, but where are the Fetus Cemetaries? What's that? You say there are none? Why is that? Because there is a market for the discarded 'afterbirth' of unbirthed placenta and fetal parts- they are valuable for their stem cells, and there is a billion dollar pharma research stem cell industry of companies who are raking in hundreds of millions in venture capital to create new pharmaceuticals out of this research. It is an industry. It is largely under the radar and unregulated at the research level. No ban on stem cell research means the market is all the more thriving. And who benefits? Abortion mills. Planned Parenthood.

In Maryland late term abortion doctors were arrested for murder this week. Because it is. It
is blood money.

This is why people like Michele Bachman are very agitated at ObamaCare having for the first time in it under the radar benefits for Planned Parenthood in any form of federal subsidy for abortions. I saw the most disturbing ad recently wherein abortion was called "abortioncare."
There is nothing 'caring' about Abortion.

The choice is to have Sex or Not. The mass societal delusion that says it is a constitutional right to have sex without natural consequences is demonic- and it has taken over party platforms.
It is a woman's right to choose- to have sex or not. When you have another human you have been given physical guardianship over, it becomes an issue that its fellow citizens have a say about.
If the Democratic Party wasn't totally hijacked by the abortion on demand mentality the Republicans would be getting a lot less play now. This is inciting the base against the ObamaCare that looks like slight of hand scammery to benefit the abortion industry- and yes, it is an industry. That industry promotes wild promiscuity and death- for obscene profit.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Le Cathedral

de Le Havre.

Do you think civilization existed here prior to the Mormon mission invasion of Romney?

Turns out Le Havre is the second largest port town in France, the first being Marseilles.

Turns out I was actually in Le Havre during the Vietnam War because the Hovercraft from Dover England went to Le Havre or Calais- so if you went not by air but by Hovercraft after taking a train from London to Dover to get to Paris, you could go through Le Havre. They also have a train station that has been there since prior to the Mormon Romney invasion. This was prior to the Chunnel which is now a high speed train that goes right under the English Channel so you can take a train from London to Paris now. Imagine that. The French have a sophistocated high speed train system that can go under water. In fact,they have been trying to sell it to us so we can become as modern as the French but there is an odd political aversion to things French mass transit in America because during the German occupation trains took Jews to camps. So the SNCF can't even sell us peanuts for the political pressure and intrinsic anti-french sentiments that absurdly pervaid Congress.

In the seventies where in America did we have a Hovercraft ferrying people to other countries?

Who knew, well, Thank God for those Mormons. Le Havre was badly bombed by the Germans during WWII and so much of it was rebuilt. I sincerely doubt that Romney ran into any apartments without indoor plumbing. Note to file- send someone there to see if they remember any door knocking Mormons trying to convert anyone at this Cathedral. Are you kidding Mitt?



I am a fair minded person. I am willing to see what a Mormon can do that doesn't disparage Catholics from someone who spent two years trying to convert them in a civilization older than the text they call holy called the Book of Mormon.
But, give me a break please. Marie Antoinette? First of all, gag me with a maggot, Mitt Romney's broken french accent is ridiculously appauling. For someone who spent two years in any foreign country to have an accent that bad is just moronic. It means he doesn't have an ear or doesn't listen. It's the typical ignorant bruttish American accent that has everyone running for cover.
France has one of the oldest Christian traditions in the Western world with some of the finest cathedrals that rank among gothic architectural world wonders. France is the envy of the world in cathedral architectural wonders. Can you imagine an American Mormon walking door to door in Le Havre France so arrogant he thinks he can 'convert' the poor french catholics?
Stop the French bashing- it looks so ugly you can't believe how stupid you look.
ps. I don't speak Chinese, but if Huntsman's Mandarin or Cantonese accent is as bad as Romney's French accent, I expect them all to attack us just to make us shut up.

Happy New Year

To Waterford Ireland!

The ball that will fall in Times Square is a Waterford Crystal ball, and Waterford is Irish.
Not kidding. It is actually a town in Ireland. You didn't know that? Waterford Crystal is an Irish success story. Google it.
Waterford is not far from Kilkenney. Google Butler, Kilkenney Castle Ireland.

We Love this Country.

Gingrich Preaching-the Ames Games

To The Choir

In a midmorning meltdown today Gingrich spoke tearfully about his mother who used to sing in the choir as he glanced winkedly over to Calista his wife who now sings with the National Basillica Choir in Washington, DC. He spoke of his mother before a group of mothers at Java Joes in Ames.
This should be endearing but it looked really soft. I should like Calista because she sings in the choir and I appreciate greatly good music, especially liturgical chorale singing. I have sung a bit myself in choirs (before a Cardinal even) and have a trained mezzo soprano voice. But I can't get around to any warmth for Calista. Sorry. I have tried. Here's why. She can't shake the Capitol Hill staffer tramp moniker- the small town girl who slept her way to the top carelessly homewrecking while secretly sleeping with the guy persecuting the President for his relatively speaking minor indescretion. Is the sin lack of discretion or actual adultery? Also, the angle shots on her wicked witch of the West nose angle
look really scary. How does someone with a half a mil. Tiffany's account not figure out that she needs a nose job. OK that was mean.
It just should not be rewarded, this homewrecking sort of political whoreishness. Sorry- we have all had the chance, more or less to do something stupid like sleep with a powerful married guy and if we slipped we slapped the sense back to ourselves and didn't let temptation turn into something that destroyed other people's lives- or at least that is what a lot of women are going to think of themselves. They would hope better for their daughters. And in keeping with the many illusions of who Gingrich wants you to think he is, she is peddling now a children's book when she didn't have any. When I told my mother that she said- well, isn't she OLD? No, she is still in her 40s, and tries illusorily to look older with that helmet hair fake blonde McLean do from the 60s. Are you kidding?
She started messing around with a guy twenty years older when she was in her 20s. If she wanted kids she could have had kids. And now she is trying to be a first lady peddling her children's book?
My grandparents were from Iowa. Jessup and Grinnell. They met at Grinnell college as freshmen. If I pulled a Calista I would have been disinherited. Are you kidding?
So sorry, but this is just not First Family material. Appoint Gringrich on the oversight board of the NIH so he can champion mental health research. His campaign is over.

It's Still Christmas

For 8 days after the 25th.

Remember the 12 days of Christmas song? We are still in the Christmas Season. I love it- like Easter is actually a 50 day season. I never want it to end. Really Christmas should be something you get all year.

Things that should stick with you all year-
Jesus was born in a Manger. This should tell you that you can make a home for an infant out of pretty much anything. They are really small. You can make do with what you have for a new life, even a bed out of a basket for an infant, so you are not too poor to deliver a child who will make you more spiritually rich than you can imagine for all the love that will come. More than that, it should tell you that Jesus is food. What? Jesus doesn't do anything not on purpose for a reason.
He was born in a Manger- which is a feeding trough for sheep. He would become food- real food.
And its really funny-he would talk parables about sheep and sheepherders and reference himself as the good shepherd, and there he is in a feeding trough for sheep and other animal life. The shepherds in the field would come to visit this infant, sleeping in a sheeps feeding trough. Jesus has a sense of humor.
Get it??

Another thing that sticks with me is that Jesus died after only living about 33 years on earth, dying in the prime of life. It hit me that when he feeds us he is feeding us blood that was
earthly blood in the force of vigor of the prime of life. Are you looking for the fountain of youth?
He is the Gift that Keeps on Living. In the force of vigor of the prime of life. You want to stay young? Go to daily Mass. You can have Christmas all year.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Ten Things

You are going to be kicking yourself you didn't do.
Remember we had a census taken when Obama was in office just a while ago. Weren't you amazed at how efficient they could track everyone down. You got a form from uncle Sam under your door and you had to fill it out and send it in or someone would actually come a knockin.
So how hard would it have been to affix a government ID to that form with instructions that if you want to turn it into a formal government ID with a photo go to your nearest post office with a photo and for free they will affix it to the form (like a sort of domestic passport). If you don't have a photo you like, the post office will take one for you. Or you can upload it onto some government webpage and then print the form. Voila. How hard is that. Then a government ID isn't like a poll tax, because its free and the govt. is sending you the form. They could even affix a change of address form to walk to a post office if your address changed before an election or for registration purposes.
That's the No.1 thing you didn't do- you can think of the other 9.
If everyone gets some government ID for free (like to pick up your tax refund they will process one, or to get any sort of government benefit you get one, for free, etc...) then who is complaining. If you are alive and eating you can get a free government ID. How hard is that?


Memorex or Just Made Up?

The words describing Gingrich's decline are amusing: cratering, tanking, plummetting, etc.
Its as if the press totally fell for whatever he flung out there for them to spin silly, then started to feel wierd for falling for the game.
There is so much about Gingrich that is just illusion, any journalist covering him has to question their journalistic integrity for thinking anything credible. Start with how his name is pronounced. It apparently, according to his step sister is not the way we have always been saying it. Its more like Gingrick (rhymes with.) And the clincher- his step sister is gay and married in a gay marriage. So much for family harmony. Family values, except for wives no. 1 and 2.
There's more. He champions himself as a Southern conservative. He's from Pennsylvania originally. He did a stop in Georgia and maintains a mansion in McClean, one of the fanciest subburbs of DC where he and his lovely wife have resided for a while now. He's from Georgia like the cookie monster is from the North Pole. His accent is about as Southern as Santorum's. He said in comparing Romney to him that Romney is a New England moderate and he is a 'Georgia Conservative." Except he lives in Virginia, and was born in Pennsylvania.
He thinks anyone who took money from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac like Barney Frank should go to jail. Except he did, but not for influence peddling, for being a strategic historian. Right.
And what about the rant against the Judiciary? He would haul Judges into the oval office or Congress, or (dunno, maybe the Smithsonian?) if they don't write opinions he likes? At least Santorum is an attorney actually and respects the rule of Law. So is Mitt- at least a Harvard JD with an MBA. You won't hear really totally whackadoodle nonsense like that from either of them.
Santorum hasn't thought through some positions he holds strong religious views on but at least he respects the Judiciary. You can't see in a million years Newt being the head of anything that appoints Judges or runs the Justice Department. His main experience with Justice was Divorce Court apparently.

I could go on, but why bother. Not my dog fight this time. And I do mean dog fight.

Occupy DC and the Fourth Amendment

Today C-span ran the oral arguments on an important case involving Fourth Amendment search and seizure rights and prohibitions under the Constitution-for jails/prisons. Not sure if it was a rerun or if
all the yorkie pudding and egg nogg merriment is overwith and they are all back to work there.
The case involved a guy who was arrested and picked up for not paying a fine (a court fine presumably from another charge) and was incarcerated. There he was subjected to a strip search.
It sounded from the oral argument like it involved some sort of 'squatting and coughing' to expel any contraband he may be depositing in his derriere. They also discussed oral cavity searching but I am not sure if this particular class was so subjected. What a sight to see Scalia asking the attorney if he was supposed to write an opinion on 'squatting and coughing.' Might use other words, perhaps, jette, torgette and plea.
My couch potato C-span watching was preceeded by a quick read of today's Examiner in which it was remarked that twice as many parking fines are given in DC than in NY, which is an abominable statistic given the comparable square footage. This reminded me not only of the
'get a life' parking ticket cruisaders who will ticket anything with a non diplomatic plate for kicks
in the tires, but also of the fiasco a few years ago in which the DC cops DUI machines were proven so defective that they were giving horrendous amounts of false reads provoking wrongful arrest litigation (preceeded by hideous wrongful arrests.) Imagine getting arrested for not paying parking fines, dragged to the DC jail, strip searched and subjected to a 'squat and cough' regime to see if you stuffed your car registration or something more marketable down your trousers. Could actually happen. Don't laugh. Could actually happen to Scalia or Roberts. Still, don't laugh.
And have you seen the coverage of pepper spraying in the Occupy camps across the country and arbitrary arrests for protesting while unemployed?
I finally got up the nerve to check out the DC Occupy campsite in McPherson Square- provoked by the mean article in the same Examiner that begs Obama to shut the mess down before they start actually lobbying for whatever it is that they are upset about. Probably everything. I admit I didn't spend a lot of time hanging around there because it basically looked like the regular homeless guys mooching off the protesters' Tea Tent goodies. I was glared at by the tall white Rostablonde dude who hasn't cut his hair since Eisenhower was in office (no, he wasn't born then, since Nixon resigned maybe.) The sign says beware, there are occupiers there- meaning what? We will assault you for wandering? I got suspicious glares like I was either the undercover Cagney and Lacey or a Nun (yes, I know it is a floor length black coat but it is Jones of New York not Vatican issued.) Undeterred I delivered my signature mini-cupcakes in egg cartons- they looked hungry. Then I laughed to myself as I hoped no one would think it a 'let them eat cake' mockery. Next time I will put some protein powder in the mix so its more nutritional.
I thought of my tall white blonde rastafriend getting picked up by capital police and thrown in the clink and forced to strip, squat and cough. Perhaps a cupcake will come squirting out. Perhaps they will force him to "lift his genitals" (actually those words were discussed in oral argument at the Supreme Court). That will teach you for protesting a twenty five percent unemployment rate among Veterans! (or whatever you are protesting!)

In my Lion on the Wizzard of Oz Moment (remember him singing "If I were King Of The Forrrrrrrest!) I say, if I were sitting on the Supreme Court, I would say nobody gets to lift anyone's genitals for anything not supervised by medical personnel and a priest for confession for watching.
Seriously. Prisons must be the most brutal abusive envionments that exist in this country.
If people who are not convicted of anything yet (just arrested) are subjected to this, we are all in trouble. Even Scalia runs a few red lights.


Christmas Baby Boy Born to

Becky Blasier Wilhelm and Tim Wilhelm named Eliott Wilhelm.

Christmas Miracle No.1.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Presque Prete

Almost Ready

  I am dreaming of a White Christmas -
as White as a spring Wedding dress. 
Sugarplum fairies and marzipan angels
dancing elves in pancake factories
red berries tossed over holy leaf fruitcake
and stockings drooping heavily around a chimney
Carols sung in foreign languages
as Bing Crosby smiles from heaven
and the little children brush the snow off their little red sleds
I am dreaming of a White Christmas
and other miracles in my head.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Advent Reflection

Dragon Software

And the Great Commission.
There is a program of software which allows one to merely speak wearing microphone headsets and it registers exactly what you say on your laptop. It is voice recognition software. It has existed in military technology for a while before it went to the public at large. It is trippy to watch- how does it know!

This brings us closer to how prayer telepathically works. Do you think God can't hear you with a headset? Don't you think when he invented prayer he knew how to program the atmosphere to register what you were saying somewhere? Maybe a minion of angels manages the AIM interface.

This also brings me to the biblical command that if you 'confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord' he is. God is famous for speaking things into being- from the beginning. So obviously he wants you to speak your affirmation of his salvation to seal the deal.
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is will be saved. Not kidding. That's how it works in the ionosphere that God created. Something mandatory about speaking truth.

It works the same way with relationships on earth. You have to confess Love to get it back the way you want it. You can't imagine everyone reads eyes and minds. You have to say it like it is and it will be.
That is how it works on earth as it is in heaven.

Friday, December 02, 2011


Is Not A River In Egypt.

My mother used to say that. This timeless mother wisdom aptly applies to Cain who astoundingly is wondering if he should still be the President of the Free World. I wonder if he
even knows where Egypt is actually. Somewhere near Uzbeckybeckybeckystansky maybe.

This latest revelation of the 13 year alleged affair with someone who clearly at one point enjoyed a mutually caring relationship behind Cain's wife's back on top of the harassment allegations should have the party 'leadership' having a serious discussion with the Danny Crain meglomaniac of junk fast food and fast women to tell him to get a life. But apparently no such 'leadership' exists. No, this should not be the private life decision of just one privately scorned wife who might just not care where her Herman stashes the family jewels. It should be the business of any leadership that should exist. Lets see if they do.

Loose Canon

Another word for 'Undisciplined'

Which is what Harkin apparently is calling Gingrich- who looks it merely due to his weight issue which isn't a wide angle lense problem. He looks like a heart attack waiting to happen with the protruded belly- I would get serious nutritional attention, the kind that Clinton got after his heart attack and radically alter the diet. Go macrobiotic.

But I digress.
The problem with the big idea man is that some of them are looney tooney. The problem with the economy is not that 12 year olds from the ghetto aren't cleaning other people's toilets. Child labor laws are generally a good thing, and especially when protecting children from hazardous jobs, like cleaning other people's toilets in an age of AIDS. Get serious. Sometimes you want to applaud him for boldness and other times you want to shout 'Are You Kidding!'

No, kids age 12-13 should be focused on reading and homework, or working on science projects for the school science fair or advancing their sports skills, not looking to clean toilets.
High School kids apparently do get jobs of all kinds- and always have. I did. Generally thought to be a good thing to intern or get paid developing some talent or skill by that age as supplement to education. Work study programs exist in most colleges. Something you might imagine a history professor should know about.

So Gingrich's fly by the seat of your overalls works sometimes and sometimes just makes him look moronic- like this time when one wonders how involved he was in his own children's rearing if he could send a 12 year old into someone else's toilets. Where are his kids by the way? Are they
gagging that this is the guy who dumped their mother for Papal Barbie or do they like their Dad?