I am getting soooo sick and tired of hearing all the claptrap in the media about ‘Somali pirates’.
For those not in the know, off the coast of the shithole formerly known as the nation of Somalia, so-called pirates rove the Indian Ocean in search of booty and fame, yar! Taking to the Sea in their formidable vessels of war, these sea wolves brazenly and bravely… oh, wait. That’s not quite right.
A bunch of drug-addled east African morons with jury-rigged outboard motors attached to barely pond-worthy bass boats get destroyed on their drug of choice and try to make it past the surf before their boat capsizes and does the world a Darwinian favor. They put-put-put their way out to where the big ships ply their trade, and SOMEHOW manage to take some over, usually from sailors who don’t have any means of defending themselves. We’re not sure how they manage this, as I’m fairly certain they don’t carry boarding ladders on those dinghies (heh heh I said dinghy uuuh huh huh huh).
These are not fucking pirates. These are the east African version of a bunch of idiot East L.A. gangbangers. Please stop calling them pirates. Call them what they are.
Retards who should have been drowned as puppies.
A Kiev art museum contains a curious icon from St. Catherine’s Monastery on Mt. Sinai in Israel. It shows two robed Christian saints. Between them is a traditional Roman ‘pronubus’ (a best man), overseeing a wedding. The pronubus is Christ. The married couple are both men.
Well well well, isn’t this an interesting little tidbit to find out there on the Intarwebs.
It would appear, gentle reader, that way back in the day (even into the 1600′s) that the Christian church performed gay marriages. There are Christian liturgical writings that exist that formalize how to perform same-sex holy unions, and document multiple instances of such unions taking place across several centuries.
So, I know it’s been a couple weeks since my last update. Not that anyone actually READS this, but hey, what the heck.
So I thought I’d roll a couple of different things into this post.
The first kinda ties in with something I mentioned some weeks back, and ties in with this being the IYOA:
VATICAN CITY, FEB. 17, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI’s secretary of state sent a message to an unprecedented Mass held in honor of Galileo, marking the scientist’s 445th birthday.
Yes, you read that right. The Catholic church after 400-odd years is recognizing Galileo for his contributions to science. And faith, apparently. Not sure how that works, but I wasn’t there to witness the mass they held in his honor (since I’m not Catholic, the pope doesn’t have me on speed dial I guess).
Geez, they’re actually building a statue of the guy, in the place he was once put on trial. Times have changed.
Of course, that still doesn’t forgive hundreds of years of ensalvement, torture, robbery, and genocide carried out in the name of Rome across the whole world, but hey, we’ll work at it a little at a time. Certainly I don’t dislike Catholics today any more than I dislike any other member of any other religion simply because they happen to be adherents of that faith. But I will villify an institution’s past actions where they’ve earned it.
And on that note, I think I will earn myself a little arrest warrant in Thailand!
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