Saturday, March 05, 2005

I finally read that article on "52 Funniest Things About The Upcoming Death of the Pope" from some NY paper I have never heard of before. I guess it was supposed to be funny but it was not funny at all, just really stupid and not even worth getting outraged over. For a decent satirical look at the current situation in Rome check out: Cocky Pope Hopeful Ready to Make Some Changes Around Vatican
These two obviously forgot their catechism

"Two former employees of Holy Family Parish and School in Hicksville are accused of taking more than a half-million dollars by giving themselves unauthorized paychecks and ringing up charges on the parish's credit card, police said Friday.

Joseph Cavaco, of Wading River, and Anthony Fusaro, of Hampton Bays, both 61, were arrested on charges of grand larceny."

The article does not mention it, but the pastor Msgr. Robert Batule had just recently arrived at this parish in October 2004. This parish is not a wealthy one and could use that $500,000 to beautify their Church, which is the single most bizarre one I have ever seen. It looks like a renovated barn with a bunch of doors down one side, and the sanctuary in the corner of an "L". Msgr. Batule is a pleasant, orthodox priest and this parish is lucky to have him as their pastor. It is good to see the Diocese doing its job and auditing the parishes for stuff like this.

Monday, February 28, 2005

More snow!!

My girlfriend: "I'm sick of this weather! I wanna go someplace where there is no weather"

Me: "I believe that would be the moon honey"

My girlfriend: "Perfect! "

Sunday, February 27, 2005

Long Island Woman Murdered For Not Getting An Abortion

"She had a love for life and even more love for children," Napolitano said. "We believe it was this love of life, of her refusal to get an abortion, that compelled her killer ... " to murder her."
Remember President Bush at Ground Zero on top of the crushed fire truck speaking on a bullhorn? The workers couldn't hear him at all and one of them shouted out "We can't hear you George", prompting the famous "I can hear you, the rest of the world hears you, and the people who knocked down these buildings will hear all of us...real soon") This article is about Bob Beckwith, the retired firefighter standing with Bush -

The Firefighter Seen 'Round the World
This post at Heart, Strength, Mind links to an article saying a new galaxy was discovered. So I click on the link and read:

"Astronomers have discovered an invisible galaxy that could be the first of many that will help unravel one of the universe's greatest mysteries.
The object appears to be made mostly of "dark matter
" material of an unknown nature that can't be seen. "

This is why history and literature were my best subjects and not science. How can anyone discover something invisible? How did they find this sucker and how can we prove someone didn't just make this up, you know to impress a boyfriend or girlfriend?

"I just discovered a galaxy honey"
"Really, where?"
"Oh, you can't see it"

These astronomers are the same people who named a planet Uranus and then tried to change the pronounciation to avoid embarassing questions like - how many rings does Uranus have? Can we really trust them?

Update: I just discovered a planet made of dark matter. Now I just have to come up with a name...