Thursday, February 18, 2016

Pope channels Urban VI

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Pope Urban VI presided over a major schism in the Roman Catholic Church in 1378, which resulted in the emergence of parallel feuding papacies that lasted nearly four decades. Urban was supposedly prone to violent outbursts; later on, he caught wind of a conspiracy to depose him and had six cardinals arrested, tortured and ultimately executed. Legend has it he complained to the torturers that the cardinals' screams were not loud enough. The Church survived.

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) -- Thrusting himself into the heated American presidential campaign, Pope Francis declared Thursday that Donald Trump is "not Christian" if he wants to address illegal immigration only by building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump fired back ferociously, saying it was "disgraceful" for a religious leader to question a person's faith.

And this from Pope Francis's Argentina:

Last week, a young Franciscana dolphin was killed on a beach in Argentina as a consequence of rough handling by throngs of eager tourists. The animal, along with another dolphin, had reportedly been yanked from the water so people could take photos.


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Man Skips Work for 6 Years, No One Notices
... discovered when he was due an award for his service

Hilly Perp Walk

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cinema à la carte                                 

The Grand Budapest Hotel could have won Best Picture for all I know; don't follow such*.  MoSup didn't exhibit the same enthusiasm as me; I loved it. Forty years ago it would have starred Peter Sellers, but Ralph Fiennes, of all people, was perfect.  Tony Revolori as the young Zero was perfect. Everyone was spot on. You're welcome.

My Movie Credentials *

Statement on Scalia death ..


Had this on iPad last week and it got lost.  Prolly gone viral already.  Actually, I think it woulda been better with Obama taking the call.

What Happened to ....

Res Ipsa Loquitur
  What Happened to ....

The first video I happened upon by this guy, with his down home delivery, was so detailed that I figured he had a family connection.  But, no.  Jerry Skinner is just a guy who does what he does, and it's all damned interesting.  Here's more.

When Chuck Speaks ...

The Chucks Have It.