As far as the Catholic Church goes 2004 was another good year in the sense that the priesthood continued to be purified of corrupt men. For those in the know, it looked at one time that there was no way for the corruption to be rooted out at all, much less that a time would come when literally hundreds of priests would be tossed out en masse. As the years go on it becomes more clear that people like Roman Catholic Faithful were prophets and deserved to be supported. The so-called second greatest scandal in the Church, involving financial improprieties continues and hopefully will be dealt with throughout 2005.
Locally, the story of 2004 was the criminal activity and fraud exposed at Newsday! This anti-Catholic paper was exposed inflating its circulation and overcharging advertisers for years. The result has been firings, layoffs, and buyouts. Longtime "recovering Catholic" Ed Lowe left for the Long Island Press and that Archie Bunker-like, angry, bitter, lying, fat, drunk bigot Jimmy Breslin retired. Ed Lowe can now be read for free and not seeing Breslin's rants makes up for every Dick Ryan article the paper can spit out. This is going to be a good year for a news-junkie like me.
Nationally, the nation is embroiled in a mess in Iraq and the sooner we get out the better. I don't care about the status of democracy in the middle east, just as the middle easterners did not care about Long Island on September 11th. I hope 2005 will be a strong year for our war on terror. Death to Islamofacism in 2005!! The election result was a joy for all pro-lifers as was the resulting whining of anti-Christian bigots.
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Personally, 2004 was the year I fell in love so that changed a lot of things for the better. I wish I could find a job where I did not have to deal with white trash, uneducated, selfish, lying scum but at least I am employed. I am trying to become a better Christian but as anyone reading this blog can tell, there is anger that does not want to go away. Feedback, suggestions, and criticism are all welcome. I wish all (even Breslin and the lying, conniving co-worker) a healthy New Year!