Monday, February 22, 2010

February 22 2010

Kopp Disclosure
(John 3:19-21)


To the chagrin of my friends who long for the way things never were or maybe were but are no more in America, I've always liked PBHO; and I pray daily for him to succeed in consonance with Jesus as attested in Holy Scripture.

It's hard not to like a guy who drinks Bud Light, plays golf, admits smoking and inhaling and liking dope in formative years, roots for the White Sox in a Cubs town, and makes no attempt to conceal the flaunting of victory's spoils while scolding everybody else to sacrifice.

That's why I trust him to be who he is: a rookie who talks a good game without knowing the score of a game that is hard to identify.

Of course, he's got three more years of OJT to prove he ain't no JC.

Staying with that a second, I was having a hard time figuring out how he actually got to the, uh, White House; considering he could only talk eloquently about his expertise without credentials/experience and had to overcome a racism that's still deep in the heart of more than Texas.

I won't even try to speculate how JB became VP and NP became SH; but if that Spears chick and Lopez homey can cash in on their lack of talent, I guess...

And maybe that explains the PBHO phenomenon even more than the transferring of a big chunk of America's hatred from GWB to JM.

I've got another theory.

Everybody knows Chicago sports the most corrupt political culture in America; yet a solid majority of Americans refuse to entertain anyone trying to connect the dots of that culture to PBHO.

We have been led to, uh, believe that everyone but PBHO is tainted by the corrupt political culture of Chicago.

Nothing good can/could come out of Chicago except for PBHO.

And there it is!

The parallel.

The sign.

Now I know why PBHO was, uh, elected and remains so popular: "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?"



Speaking of the messianic, my favorite ecclesiastical website didn't post my timely report/commentary on the major religious story of the year so far: Tiger Woods' mea culpa on 2/19/10 (scroll down to the previous edition).


Every major news source on the planet ran it live and KD was one of the first to hit cyberspace with some interrogative dribble more than idolatrous drool; but instead of posting KD's semi-exclusive, I had to read about John Knox Presbytery's meeting in Madison, Wisconsin that approved the ordination of a flaming gay guy as if that were shocking news for a mainline denomination, endure another post from the talk-about-anything-but-Jesus mainline about the PCUSA calling on PBHO to abolish nuclear weapons (Whoa! Didn't see that coming!), cheer/lament (depending upon mood/perspective) the Barna Group's recent research revealing declining support for PBHO among Christians,...

O.K., I'll admit those were more important than the TW story.

And, yeah, I'm a little embarrassed about spending any time/energy/cyberspace on such a whore-hacker.

But I did get less than 666 responses; which has got to mean something.

Be that as it was but remained only among truly dedicated KDers who still got it/him/Him, here are the two best and then I'll put the un-posted story to rest.

From a famous PR guy in California: "O.K., I have to admit I would have staged TW the way they did...They had to control the presentation and prevent a shark frenzy of questions...It was Punxsutawney Woods because he came out of his burrow, admitted his dark shadow, and ran back into 6 more weeks of sex addiction therapy...What was obvious to my eyes: 1. Scriptedness - His presentation was painfully rigid and unnatural. He leaned on his notes for precision and only looked up when the script said, 'Look up!'...Hardly felt genuine, even if the words said, 'I am being genuine right now.' 2. Apologetic (?) - Maybe for who he is...the emotion of the moment seemed to be evident but quickly gave way to a more dogged mood of recitation of his failures. This produced an uneven tone where the words did not connect with the sense of his true feelings. 3. Touch Points - He hit every predicted touch point. 4. Buddhism - What was thunderingly clear was the absence of moral-ethical underpinning. While he said what he had done was wrong, he never convincingly contextualized it as a moral failing. He promises to be a better Buddhist by focusing on what is internally important. Huh? 4. Photo Op - The hug with mom was inevitable and will be the takeaway visual...stony...not emotional."

From a photojournalist in Pennsylvania: "And there you have it, folks. The answer is Buddhism! I've had it wrong all these years. The GREAT ONE has spoken; so I must rush out to find a temple. Fake tears. Fake contrition. Words written by a PR firm. No questions. Controlled media environment. It's all about the money. Nothing else. Gotta go! I have to hurry out and buy some incense. My house is gonna smell good today. Gotta get some Tiger Gatorade and Nike golf balls. Gotta get ready for his return! As they say, Messiah will return! What did he say at the start? 'Hello, world!' It's all BS! And anyone who bought any of it is as full of ___ as he is!

Despite my favorite website's lack of interest in this one, I've been following it pretty closely because, well, uh, sigh, we're in another messianic age.



Turning attention to the real One, Aurora, Illinois, not to far from where I wrote the TW piece that wasn't posted or picked up, has outlawed Christmas 'round the year.

They've got an ordinance that limits outdoor "seasonal" displays to 60 days before and after holidays.

That means anyone still celebrating Jesus, uh, I mean Christmas, will get a 14-day notice to remove their decorations/devotions; and if they don't, they will be crucified, uh, I mean fined $50.

Dan Ferrelli, spokesman for Aurora, says it's a "quality of life gives the message that people don't care about their neighborhood."

New resident Sharon Cohen disagrees: "Why should the city be able to tell me what I can and can't put on my porch?"

Constitutional law professor Dan Kobil agrees with the new resident who disagrees with the anti-around-the-year Christmas grinches of Aurora: "It raises a free speech issue...The hanging of lights and decorations is a quintessential reflection of views...and is clearly First Amendment expression."

Christopher Hajec of the Center for Individual Rights: "The ordinance could violate the right to free speech if it singles out one holiday as opposed to other decorations."

While I don't know for sure, this could be another example of the pachyderms and jackasses in America's established political parties enabling a viable third party even before we figure out who of the two previously mentioned qualify as...



Blessings and Love!

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