Five Pfleger Points

Fake headlines from around the country:

Pastor in Houma, LA, smears Clinton about racism; Obama is expected to apologize again.

Fr. Jones, Bemidji, MN: “Hillary must leave now”; Wolfson demands Obama apologize for cruel slurs.

Rabbi Cohen, Cleveland, MS: “Clinton has lied for the last time”; Clinton supporters get the vapors – demands an Obama Apology

Have I got your attention? Good!

Point #1: Expecting Obama to come to Hillary Clinton’s rescue with an apology every time some asshole says something bad about her is ridiculous; to say the least. Father Pfleger’s outburst is what it is, nothing more. Hillary Clinton got slapped by a Catholic priest and so she and all of her supporters once again beat their war drums enjoying their time watching Obama come back with his hat in his hands and offering an apology. Odd, don’t you think; his apology is never enough? Never! Hillary supporters gleefully wallowing in the apology, criticizing him because

  1. it wasn’t sincere enough,
  2. didn’t seem to include the correct wording that they were expecting demanding, or
  3. it wasn’t fast enough (because when Hillary fans get pissed off, you’d better be “front and center” within seconds dammit!!)

Obama could come crawling, bare-chested over a bed of razor-blades, and then over a bed of hot coals, get salt water thrown on him and offer his most sincere and deepest apology – and Hillary and her supporters would cheer in delight and then kick him in the crotch and tell him that it still wasn’t good enough.

Why?

Because it will never be good enough. It’s their chance to bask in the sun demanding that everybody recognize their hatred for

  • Obama
  • his supporters, and
  • the party.

It isn’t about the Democratic Party: It’s about them and they’ll do anything to make sure they keep it that way.

Could someone please spell it out for me: “Why is Obama expected to apologize for every Tom, Dick and Harry who says something bad about Hillary anyway?” But he is!

So let’s all watch for our fake “Fr. Jones” and “Rabbi Cohen” to show up and we’ll all be back here, watching Hillary Fans be all pissed off again. Hillary herself will be back demanding yet another apology from Obama.

…And everybody else? We’ll be shaking our heads in embarrassment.

Point #2: Fr Pfleger is just another Bible-thumper who’s found an audience by Hillary bashing. He’ll be on the television circuit, making tons of money, and he’ll probably be out with a freaking book before the elections in November. And why not? He’s selling copy!

I looked forward to Kitty Kelley’s unauthorized biography on Nancy Reagan I read it, I was more than disappointed. But, she made a few cool million off that piece of trash. And as long as that Liberal Main Stream Media keeps hyperventilating this stuff, Fr Pfleger would be wise to cash in on it too!

Pfleger has found, or will be soon finding out, that slamming Hillary attracts attention. And when you can attract attention by being so over-the-top, there’s opportunity to make money out of the dramatic moment.

You think you’re pissed off about Pfleger’s comment now? You just buckle-up, Baby…There’s a lot more of them that’ll be looking to..$$ cash-in.

Write your own book slamming Hillary. If your manuscript is good enough, you’ll make the $$ too!

Point #3: Hillary Supporters have patronized the Obama Supporters every time Senator Clinton kicked him in the teeth since February. “Oh, Boo-Hoo…If he can’t take the heat from Hillary, how’s he going to take the heat from the GOP?!” Or we heard them say; “Oh well! It just goes to show you that Obama doesn’t have the meddle to be President!”

And the subject has just been turned on its head with Fr Pfleger’s sermon last week.

What does Hillary care what some crack-pot priest on Chicago have to say?

Why, Hillary has started out in this race to play fierce and hard; what’s gone wrong? What’s changed?

I thought she was supposed running for the office of Commander in Chief?! What the hell?

Some priest out of Chicago get a little lippy and she’s pissed off?! Christ Almighty: What’s up next with Hillary? Is she going to go on a tare and throw every religious leader in jail for speaking ill of “The Goddess”?!?!

Are we all given a gag-order? Or is the gag-order only applicable to the Clergy?

I’ve been on the record to publicly say; “I love Hillary. I don’t love another eight four years of Clinton v. GOP wars.” And Pfleger’s comments, and the well fanned flames within the “Liberal” Mainstream Media only explains what I’m talking about.

Four years of this noise?!?!?

Forget it!

Point #4: I’m going to repeat the first paragraph of Spin #3 and you’ll see why:

Hillary Supporters have patronized the Obama Supporters every time Senator Clinton kicked him in the teeth since February. “Oh, Boo-Hoo…If he can’t take the heat from Hillary, how’s he going to take the heat from the GOP?!” Or we heard them say; “Oh well! It just goes to show you that Obama doesn’t have the meddle to be President!”

So now Hillary and her own Faithful Flock have gotten a taste of their own medicine… Well, that’s a shame, don’t you think?

With the feces she’s thrown at Obama, could she be so naive to forget: “What comes around, goes around”?

What needs to happen for Hillary and her Faithful Flock wake-up and smell the coffee? The majority of the Democrats in this country has spoken: “We want Obama!”

  • He’s won more Super D’s.
  • He’s won more states.
  • He’s won more committed delegates!

And yet, Hillary and her Fans, continue this level of arrogance by continuing to re-write the metric. “The issue in Florida is like the voting in Zimbabwe!” and other such lunatic bullshit comes out of Team Hillary. All the while she’s spewing such lunacy, her followers sit back and demand, with an iron-fist, that we allow them to continue playing in our sandbox. We continue to let them drain valued donated money and time against McBush.

But as I’ve already said earlier: This isn’t about Presidential campaigns, it’s about them. Who gives a shit what the majority in the party wants? It won’t go away, will it?

It slogs on and on and on….

Only now, those from deep within the Obama Camp are starting to shout out. They’re starting to yell back at the minority within the camp. There are those who are frustrated with this game and they’re starting to kick back.

…But it doesn’t go away. It slogs on.

Like the buzzing sounds of the extremely annoying mosquitoes, Hillary Fans whine because Hillary’s caught a proverbial black-eye from “someone in the audience”. Big deal. Buck up.

To use a masculine term: “Grow a pair!!!”

Expect to hear more, the longer she continues this race.

Point #5 Father Pfleger’s message, his sermon, was about “Entitlements”. If anybody bothered to go beyond that 30-second sound-bit that “Libral” Mainstream Media keeps playing over and over again, you’d see the wider context of what he was preaching about. And, he was preaching on the horrors that white people have done to people of color. His point rings of a European-American history related not only the horrors of slavery, but that would include the Spaniards’ actions to the Aztecs, the Caribbean natives who are now extinct, as well as the North and South American native peoples.

Fr Pfleger was noting that in today’s world; white people, generally, sit back and they expect entitlements bestowed upon them while everybody else who lives in this hemisphere have suffered at the hands of those European ancestors. …And, by in large, he’s pretty well nailed it! For the life of me, I can not find a printed copy of his sermon. However, I found a 7-odd minute on YouTube of the sermon that will bring a little bit more clarity to the context of his sermon:

… While he’s in front of Rev Jeremiah Wright’s church, Senator Barack Obama’s church, he’s chosen to take a swipe at Hillary Clinton and her own sense of entitlement. He’s chose her to make his point valid. That’s all! But, I’ll happily point back at Father Pfleger and note that the Catholic Church has been guilty of the more heinous crimes against all humanity. What the Catholic Church has done to gays and lesbians, women, minorities, the mentally ill, from dyslexia to epilepsy, those born disfigured and to those who dared to worship God differently, Father Pfleger has very little room to bitch on this topic.

Hell, during the Witchcraft Trials, a mole on the skin was considered where “the Devil kissed you” and you could be put to death. And while Fr Pfleger may make an interesting point, as a European-American himself, he paints himself as a wee-bit of a hypocrite on the subject.

In fact; the very words “fag” and “faggot” as related to gay men, are words coined directly from the very same Catholic Church Fr Pfleger represents.

Why he’s bitching about white people, I don’t know.

Nor do I know, nor care, why Hillary Fans are so pissed off.

To use a sexist term: “If she can’t take the heat, then get the hell out of the kitchen.”

Who’s the next “Fr Jones” that’s going to be smearing Hillary? Will there ever be a Rabbi Cohen or another Fr Jones out there smearing Hillary Clinton because of some new issue!?

Perhaps the bigger question should be; Why should we care?!

Senator (Granpa Abe) McCain: 2008

…And let the ageism begin!!

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Notes on Katherine Kersten’s Stool Samples

Please tell me, why are Republicans condemn all of society to live in perpetual and eternal fear? If you drink, you’re going to Hell (unless you’re a Baptist minister and love gospel music). If you fornicate, you’re going to Hell (unless you’re a Republican and your wife looks stunning in a leopard print dress). If you’re gay, you’re definitely going to Hell (because God really hates the Queers for some reason…I don’t know). No matter what your crime against “The Holiest of Holy” might be, shouldn’t “fear mongering” be up there on that list too? At least as a minor crime like “white lies” and “cheating on your diet”?

In today’s Strib, Katherine Kersten writes a piece entitled: “California ruling hijacks middle ground on marriage” by which she laments all of the fear and loathing one could muster on the recent news out of the California State Supreme Court on same-sex marriage. (Be careful with that last link there; it’s a PDF and it’s a whopper of a file! It’s jammed packed with extra-fear, too! So be careful!)

Ms. Kersten opens her first paragraph with:

The debate over same-sex marriage has roiled for over a decade. On one side are people who believe that marriage is properly limited to one man and one woman. On the other are those who argue that lack of access to marriage is unfair to gay couples, because it deprives them of benefits that flow from the marriage certificate, such as survivor rights, hospital visitation and insurance coverage.

Did you see how she’s set the tone for her entire piece? If there’s anything Kersten loves more than Jesus and her Bible; it’s “Spin”, “Jargon” and “Fear”. You think it’s a coincidence that Noah had three sons? Strange, you might think, that King Nebuchadnezzar threw only “Three Young Men” into the Fiery Furnace? Odd that it’s “God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Scary One”? Everything Ms. Kiersten writes falls under her own favorite categories she calls “Her Holy Trinity” of “Spin”, “Jargon”and “Fear”.

Everything!

“Properly” is hetero, while the “homo” side of her argument a tone of disparaging, whining and complaining. It’s all code! But we’ll get to that a little later.

I’ve often wondered how the Star Tribune came to ask Ms. Kersten write for them? I would suspect, the Strib’s Editorial staff asked her to submit samples of her writing while considering her. And so I’ve concluded that, Ms. Kersten must have submitted a stool sample like this piece here for consideration. Since the Strib didn’t have anybody else on staff that used their own stool samples to communicate their views on the world, they decided to run with it and asked her “properly” for her two forms of ID as her proof of US Citizenship and her Social Security number. …And then probably gave her a small advance on her next check. But that’s only a guess.

A good friend of mine says that my blogging is sometimes “Obtuse“. Since I have no idea what that word means, I decided it probably had something to do with one of the missing colors in my box of Crayons. I suppose I should be happy that he didn’t say my writing was “ochre”, “puce” or “burnt sienna”. So if I’m being a little too “obtuse” with that stool sample analogy, I apologize in advance. Just be grateful I don’t get really upset with Ms. Kersten’s writing and go a little “goldenrod”.  Which I’ve been known to do from time and again…

Ms. Kersten continues, painfully I might add:

But last week, this middle ground disappeared — courtesy of the California Supreme Court. In ruling California’s marriage laws unconstitutional, the court made clear that, far from preserving traditional marriage, domestic partnerships are actually likely to hasten its demise.

She claims that her fellow conservative (Republicans) in California attempted to come “half-way” with their gay and lesbian residents by approving a one-man/one-woman definition of marriage in 2000 by an election of 61.5% of the vote. (Nice to see they’ve over-exerted themselves in having to go vote on such a decision in the first place, let alone dragging themselves to make such a huge “compromise” with their fellow citizenry.) Working up a strain producing this recent stool sample of hers, Ms. Kersten aptly points out that in 1999 California passed their own Domestic Partnership Act. Something she her self would pull her hair out and scream the horrors if such an act or any resemblance of such an act were to passed here in Minnesota. So don’t look for any “compromising positions” from Katherin Kersten any time soon.

Kersten claims that California reached that “middle ground” by giving gay and lesbian couples “some rights”, and they should have been happy with that.
Ms. Kersten immediately changes her tone by patronizing the state’s Supreme Court:

The court put no stock in the state’s argument that same-sex and opposite-sex couples already have equivalent rights under California law. In fact, the majority found that the Legislature’s decision to treat gay relationships as worthy of marriage-like benefits actually bolstered plaintiffs’ argument that domestic partnerships are discriminatory. Since the Legislature has treated same-sex and opposite-sex couples equally, said the court, withholding the marriage label from gays is a “mark of second-class citizenship.”

Those dumb judges! If this were true, then why on earth and all things un-Holy, would the California Supreme Court even bother with this case?

Let’s watch Kersten’s stool sample turn into fear. Be on the lookout for her “Holy Three” – I’ll try to help you as you go along:

Minnesotans can draw two lessons from the California decision. First, it vindicates the approach taken by the proposed Minnesota marriage amendment, which the Minnesota House of Representatives passed in 2006 but the DFL-controlled Senate killed by keeping it bottled up in committee. The amendment would have prohibited both same-sex marriage and civil unions. Opponents sometimes slammed this dual prohibition as mean-spirited, but the California decision now reveals it to be far-sighted.

Second, the California decision vindicates Minnesotans who argue that a constitutional amendment is the only way to safeguard traditional marriage. During the 2006 debate, then-Senate Majority Leader Dean Johnson and OutFront Minnesota both maintained that the amendment was unnecessary, because our state already has a “defense of marriage” act and because the Minnesota Supreme Court rejected same-sex marriage in a 1971 case.

Her next paragraph is her “bombshell”. Her piece de resistance…

But when it tossed out California’s one-man/one-woman voter initiative — which the state’s Legislature cannot overturn on its own — the California majority showed how far arrogant, activist courts will go in disregarding the will of the people.

“Activist Courts”?! “Activist Courts?!” Why…Why…If I didn’t know better, I’d say that was more “code”!!! Ohh… I’m starting to get a little goldenrod right now!!

Let’s do a quick head count of those damned judges that are sitting on that “Activist Court”, shall we?  …Lessee…

Ronald M. George – appointed in 1991 by Governor Pete Wilson, a Republican

Marvin R. Baxter – appointed by Governor George Deukmejian, a Republican

Ming W. Chin – appointed by Governor Pete Wilson, a Republican
Carol A. Corrigan – appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican

Joyce L. Kennard – appointed by Governor George Deukmejian, a Republican

Carlos R. Moreno – appointed by Governor Gray Davis, a Democrat

and finally…
Kathryn Mickle Werdegar– who was appointed by Governor Pete Wilson, whom we already know… was a Republican.

Where, pray tell… does Katherin Kersten get off calling the California Supreme Court a bunch of activists?! The entire bench is filled with Republicans!!!

Katherine finishes her stool sample with this tidbit:

Anyone who has followed the abortion debate knows what happens when a court cuts out the middle ground, as the U.S. Supreme Court did on abortion 35 years ago in Roe vs. Wade. Toxic social division is inevitable when courts usurp the people’s rights.

Shall I help you out with her Holy Trinity in that paragraph, or are you good to go now? Hint, it’s the first three words in her last sentence. But I’m guessing you already knew that.

Photos from the political campaigns

Frizzie McBeeGood evening, and thank you for watching Fruit Fly News. My name is Frizzie McBee.

In tonight’s Special Edition, we’ve decided to look at some of the amazing photography being collected during this year’s election campaign.

As you know, we’ve seen thousands of photographs of our candidates, both Democrat and Republican, male and female and black and white. First up, let’s look at a photo from Bozeman, MT where Senator Barack Obama was just a few days ago!

Barack Obama in Bozeman, MT

Wow! With a population of 27,000 people living in Bozeman, can we assume at least 75% of them were out that night listening to the Senator?! And the Senator was also in Billings over the weekend, can we look at a picture from that rally?

Holy crow! What an impressive crowd out there in Billings, Montana! A city of 100,000 souls, and a good majority of them all came out to hear the Illinois Senator speak! Well, good for all of them! A good looking crowd out there in Montana.

The senator has just published his fund-raising for the month of April and it seems that the Senator has raised a little over $31.3 million in April. An impressive amount of money indeed.

What happened last weekend in Oregon? Let’s take a look at how many people rallied on a sunny Sunday afternoon to hear Senator Barack Obama speak out there in Oregon….

Oh my lord..!! That’s staggering! Look at that crowd! Some have said that more than 70,000 folks showed up to hear the Senator speak. A staggering sized crowd!!

And from the Hillary Campaign, here’s an interesting photo…

…Getting kissed by some gay guy…

And we found this picture….

Woah! We didn’t see to see the Senator trying to hump that guy… The look on his face alone is worth 1,000 cattle-prods..

Let’s move on to Senator McCain’s campaign. As you all know, he’s had some difficulty raising campaign cash. The latest is that he’s raised only $18 million, a little more than half than this political rival Obama and less than second place running, Senator Hillary Clinton. Certainly, the Republican party could show more excitement and thrilling rallies than the Democrats can do.. Can we look at a McCain photo…?


Ohhh… tough break for the “Old and Mouldy” crowd!! Maybe if Senator McCain would wake them up, he might get them to dig out an extra dollar out of their pocketbooks!

Maybe he’s hypnotized all of them. …He pulled out a pocket watch and gave them a black and white spiral to stare at…

What an embarrassing crowd of Republicans. Looks like the Senator has his work cut out for him…

This is Frizzie McBee and I thank you for joining us tonight. Good night!!

Now I’m lost…

About a month and a half ago, the WordPress folks decided to completely re-write the engine that the FruitFly blog homesteads. The enormity of errors was horrific.

Opening up the blog to begin a new entry took over thirty minutes and a couple dozen web browser messages popping up like:

See what I mean? I would get a dozen of them! The “Dashboard” side of the blog was completely re-engineered as well (with some very ugly colors, I might add).

When those of us complained, we were ignored.  What they did do was continue to slog on and fixed a ton of this stuff.  Which is great, if they would have done beta versions of it instead of throwing it at us expecting us to love ’em for it.   But I had moved on..  I started a Blogger…err.. blog called “The EnK Stain” and I’ve been posting there since.

Now it appears that the WordPress people have fixed enough errors that I can actually manage.  So, do I write on both?   Or do I create dual personalities and write on either?!

I dunno!!

FF