Pope Bounces Pope’s New Rubber Rules: Condoms Aren’t So Sinful Afterall

Pope Benedict XVI just had a sexy new revelation from his God: Condoms are allowed during sex to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS. Of course, it’s still a sin to use them as birth control, but it’s a greater sin to pass HIV/AIDS.

The Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano on Saturday published excerpts from a new book form the Pope, Light of the World. Then in an interview with a German journalist, Ill Papa said

that in certain cases, such as for a male prostitute, condom use could be a first step in assuming moral responsibility for stemming the spread of the virus that causes AIDS. 

In the book, the Pope said that condom use to reduce the risk of infection is

a first assumption of responsibility.

This is kinda huge!

But questions arose the pope’s meaning; the Italian translation of the book used the feminine for prostitute, whereas the original German used the masculine term. Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi tried to clarify things for reporters, saying:

that he asked the pope whether he intended his comments to apply only to men. Benedict replied that it really didn’t matter, the important thing was that the person took into consideration the life of another. (emphasis mine. And my note: That is HUGE!)

“I personally asked the pope if there was a serious, important problem in the choice of the masculine over the feminine,” Lombardi said. “He told me no. The problem is this: … It’s the first step of taking responsibility, of taking into consideration the risk of the life of another with whom you have a relationship.”

“This is if you’re a man, a woman, or a transsexual. … The point is it’s a first step of taking responsibility, of avoiding passing a grave risk onto another,” Lombardi said.

Lombardi went on to say that the Pope emphasized the church’s main advice in the fight against HIV/AIDS is still the same: Sexual abstinence for those not married and fidelity among married couples. Lombardi then quoted Benny 16, saying that the Catholic Church does not regard condom use as a real or moral solution, adding:

With this, the pope isn’t reforming or changing the teaching of the church, but reaffirming it, putting it in the context of the value and the dignity of human sexuality as expression of love and responsibility.

124 Responses to "Pope Bounces Pope’s New Rubber Rules: Condoms Aren’t So Sinful Afterall"
Lisa Derrick | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:02 pm 1

Rubbers? Ducky, you’re so fine…

apologies to Mungo Jerry and Sesame Street…


Margaret | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:03 pm 2

Well, whaddaya know…..

Deepak Chopra (not THAT Deepak Chopra), Chairman and CEO of OSI Systems—they make those the Rapiscan backscatter imaging devices now used at many TSA checkpoints—was one of a number of executives who accompanied President Obama on that recent trip to India.


Suzanne | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:03 pm 3

lisa!


DrDick | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:05 pm 4

So Papa Ratzi is looking for a way to eat his cake and have it too, is he? Maybe this will give him something to think about while we figure out how to get the church classed as an “ongoing criminal enterprise.”


Margaret | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:05 pm 5

Yeah, I sort of don’t think that a Pope and especially a Nazi Pope has any business making morality judgments for the rest of us. Just sayin’.


DrDick | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:08 pm 6
In response to Margaret @ 5

On some level, I think “Nazi Pope” is redundant and the the church lost its moral authority about a millennium ago.


Margaret | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:13 pm 7
In response to DrDick @ 6

Agreed but this one was actually a member of the Hitler youth. And I don’t buy the whole argument about how Germans of that age were compelled to join. While it’s true that in 1945, service became compulsory for all males 16 and older, many of them refused. Some where executed but Ratzi joined in 1941, the Fascist.


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:18 pm 8
In response to DrDick @ 6

Some level? How about most levels, if not all?

Dr. Tom Lehrer nailed it in The Vatican Rag.


DrDick | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:19 pm 9
In response to Margaret @ 7

Agreed. This one is even more repellent than most. I am old enough to remember a pope or two who actually pretended to care about the unwashed masses. This one cannot be bothered.


DrDick | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:20 pm 10
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 8

That would work for me as well. As i said, the church is the world’s largest ongoing criminal enterprise (the Republicans are jealous).


Margaret | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:22 pm 11
In response to DrDick @ 9

Nope. This is the biggest ruling caste pope since Pious XII, who was also very friendly with the Nazis btw.


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:22 pm 12
In response to DrDick @ 9

I remember John XXIII too. Who since?

Changing topics: Does anyone know where Miss Three-Left-Feet finished in DWS tonight?


seamoremonster | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:23 pm 13

JEEEEEEEEEEEEESUS WEPT. When oh when are people going to realise that the Church in redundant, out dated, and a detriment to progress, the environment, humanity, peace and society? These were the people who brought us the Devine Rights of Kings, Feudalism and it’s attendant peony, institutionalised pedophilia, flat earth and the earth is the centre of the universe and the sun revolves around us and if you disagree will put you on the rack or in the iron maiden, pull out your fingernails and buggerize you stupid method of interrogation. Grrrrrrrrrr. No family planning. More unwanted children. More population. More poverty. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr.


sadlyyes | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:23 pm 14

and Buxxum Bristol with 2 left feet…goes down in flames……..too bad


Margaret | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:23 pm 15
In response to DrDick @ 10

(the Republicans are jealous)

Are they jealous of their tactics, notoriety, possessions, power or all of the above? Seems to me like all of those are conservative heaven.


Suzanne | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:24 pm 16
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 12

i hope she lost..


Margot | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:24 pm 17
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 12

Third. Jennifer Grey won.


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:24 pm 18
In response to sadlyyes @ 14

Third of three?


sadlyyes | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:25 pm 19
In response to Suzanne @ 16

see 14


Margaret | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:25 pm 20
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 12

I’m frankly astonished that anyone here cares about that.


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:25 pm 21
In response to Margot @ 17

Yayussss. Can you give me a Hallelujah, my brothers and sisters?


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:26 pm 22
In response to Margaret @ 20

My mother-in-law e-mailed me to ask. She had to floss one of the cat’s teeth and do a pedicure on another.


sadlyyes | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:27 pm 23
In response to Margaret @ 20

she was flaunting her family and herself
good riddance


DrDick | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:27 pm 24
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 12

Probably just him. I don’t really pay much attention to Popes or the Catholic Church unless they get caught with their hand in the cookie jar (or the altar boy).


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:28 pm 25
In response to Margaret @ 15

All of the above, Margaret.


Suzanne | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:28 pm 26

bristol showed how that show could be rigged for voting….


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:28 pm 27
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 12

I WANT TO KNOW!! I am on a farm with NO TV (and i forget the internets have the teevee)


DrDick | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:28 pm 28
In response to Margaret @ 15

Oh, this is definitely all of the above.


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:29 pm 29
In response to DrDick @ 24

May I suggest that be edited to “on an altar boy”?


Margot | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:29 pm 30
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 21

Hallelujah!
The little I’ve seen of this show (it’s on during The Good Wife which I can’t miss) showed me Bristol really was out of her depth.
I love dance, and I like voting that isn’t manipulated.


Margaret | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:30 pm 31
In response to DrDick @ 24

I don’t think it’s their hands that go into the alter boys.


DrDick | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:31 pm 32
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 29

Only for the faint of heart.


onitgoes | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:31 pm 33

Maybe Nazi Ratzi figures he has to say/do something distracting due to all of the pederast that he & his band of brothers world-wide have been protecting (whilst putting children everywhere in harm’s way). What’s more distracting that a Pope saying you can now use condoms?? Seriously. Why now? What a load of crap. Nazi Ratzi can stick it where the sun don’t shine.

No offense to those of real faith, but I really don’t understand how anyone can remain in the Catholic Church anymore. but that’s just me… onwards…


Margaret | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:32 pm 34
In response to DrDick @ 28

Yeah, I kinda wrote down everything conservatives aspire for. I mean it’s not like they are different at all. i didn’t mean to imply disparity where none exists.


DrDick | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:32 pm 35
In response to Margaret @ 31

Or at least not the only thing.


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:33 pm 36
In response to DrDick @ 32

Color me faint-of-heart then…


DrDick | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:34 pm 37
In response to Margaret @ 34

You clearly had the “all of the above” option there, and I took it. 8-)


onitgoes | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:35 pm 38
In response to Margaret @ 2

I saw that, too, about “Rapiscan” Chopra going to India with Obummer. What a coincidence… NOT.


Suzanne | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:35 pm 39
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 27

whatcha doing on a farm with no tv lisa?


Margaret | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:36 pm 40
In response to onitgoes @ 33

I’ll never get it. To a Catholic clergyman, sex with a woman is bad but sex with a same sex child is okay. Okay, I realize that this is likely a hold over from the Roman empire ion which women were basically reproduction machines while sex for fun was between men, or commonly a man and a boy. But it’s the 21st fucking century and I don’t care what this twisted old toad says about condoms. He has no standing to be preaching morality.
The best thing I ever did for myself was abandon that church and all religion at age 13.


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:36 pm 41
In response to Suzanne @ 39

Hey Suze. I don’t like EST. I do like being in the same place as my sweety.


Suzanne | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:37 pm 42
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 41

when do ya head north?


bigbrother | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:38 pm 43
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 1

The video is very funny. Love the condom pool lights create such a romantic mood. Hope they saved some for later.


Margaret | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:39 pm 44
In response to onitgoes @ 38

The bubble headed bleach blond on the local news here made sure to tell us that 48 percent of the people support these invasive techniques “for safety” but didn’t bother to mention that 50 percent do not. Then she went on to perkily tell us that members of Congress, their staffers, law enforcement and certain other government officials don;t have to go through it. I wrote and extremely nasty email to the television station.


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:40 pm 45
In response to Margaret @ 40

Actually, the celibacy requirement dates back to the middle ages. The Church was having trouble with priests and bishops being married and having to provide for their families.


DrDick | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:41 pm 46
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 45

Never stopped the Borgias or Medicis


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:41 pm 47
In response to Suzanne @ 42

West? On Saturday late afternoon, to Albuquerque via Chicago.


Suzanne | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:42 pm 48

my bad bct — i didn’t realize you were already up there….


Petrocelli | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:42 pm 49
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 45

If you don’t mind, I’d like a second opinion*g*

Lisa !


bigbrother | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:43 pm 50
In response to onitgoes @ 33

An official of Roman Catholic church was on the front page of the NYT saying they are losing a lot of members and need to stop the hemorage,


Margaret | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:43 pm 51
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 45

yeah but I was only bringing up celibacy sort of on a tangent. I was talking about the boy molestation in connection with the Roman empire. Even when priests were allowed to have wives, they messed around with boys.


Margaret | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:44 pm 52
In response to bigbrother @ 50

Maybe if they moved into the 18th century and worked from there…


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:45 pm 53
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 45

Eastern Orthodox priests are allowed to marry.

Side note: One of the first causes of the schism between the Byzantine Church and the Roman was: Should communion wafers be made from live yeast cultured dough (“He is risen!”) or unleavened (because that’s what was eaten at Last Supper, which was of course a Passover meal). Rome and flat won, fyi


DrDick | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:45 pm 54
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 47

Heh. Here I am with the rest of the week off and it is going to be too damned cold to leave the house. High tomorrow is supposed to be -4. On Turkey Day it jumps all the way up to +4 and doesn’t get above 20 until next week.


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:45 pm 55
In response to DrDick @ 46

Some animals are more equal than others.


Sharkbabe | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:46 pm 56

“the dignity of human sexuality as expression of love and responsibility.”

Pee Wee Fucking Herman in the porn theater had a thousand times the love, responsibility, and dignity of this person and his evil, soul-and-life-destroying cult of misogyny and pedophilia.


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:46 pm 57
In response to Suzanne @ 48

Got here late, late, late last Friday.


DrDick | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:47 pm 58
In response to Margaret @ 51

That was common throughout Europe until the late 18th century. Craft masters routinely buggered their young apprentices.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:51 pm 59
In response to bigbrother @ 50

Condoms Stop Catholic Hemorrhage!

Now that’s a headline!


Suzanne | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:51 pm 60
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 57

yay…..


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:52 pm 61
In response to DrDick @ 58

Was that a dominance thing?


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:55 pm 62
In response to Suzanne @ 60

That’s the understated version of my feelings.


DrDick | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:55 pm 63
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 61

Mostly just a pansexuality thing from before we invented “heterosexual” and “homosexual.” Human sexuality is not really very strongly directed (though we all have our own individual preferences). As I tell my students, what humans “naturally” desire is mostly just to get off and we are not terrible particular about how we do it.


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday November 23, 2010 08:58 pm 64
In response to DrDick @ 63

In other words, Kinsey was right?


DrDick | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:02 pm 65
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 64

Pretty much. All of the subsequent research, as well as the cross-cultural data, tend to support his conclusions, at least in general terms. Sexual preferences are much like food tastes. Individually we vary in our tastes along multiple dimensions and what we like is shaped by genetic, developmental, cultural, and other factors.


Margaret | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:03 pm 66

I’m going to bed but hopefully not to dream about the Pope. Niters.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:04 pm 67
In response to DrDick @ 54

It’s dropping to 29 here.


Suzanne | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:04 pm 68
In response to Margaret @ 66

g’nite margaret


DrDick | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:04 pm 69
In response to Margaret @ 66

Night and sweet Popeless dreams.


Margot | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:05 pm 70
In response to DrDick @ 65

So we’re sort of like not-very-nice bonobos?


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:05 pm 71
In response to DrDick @ 63

Personality based sexuality.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:06 pm 72

Nite Margaret!


DrDick | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:06 pm 73
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 67

That’s a freaking heat wave! our high today was 10 (at midnight last night) and it has been dropping since. Now at 3 and supposed to go down to -12 tonight.


DrDick | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:07 pm 74
In response to Margot @ 70

A blend of chimp and bonobo.


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:08 pm 75

Good night, Margaret.

It’s midnight here, I think I’m going to clean my teeth and hit the sheets myself.


Suzanne | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:09 pm 76

g’nite bct *waving to mrs dr bct*


DrDick | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:09 pm 77
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 75

Night. Enjoy your time with Mrs.Dr.BCT.


DrDick | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:13 pm 78

Think I will toddle off as well. Take care all.


marymccurnin | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:14 pm 79

Situational Ethics!


Suzanne | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:15 pm 80
In response to DrDick @ 78

g’nite dr dick


bigbrother | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:17 pm 81
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 59

Yes. Maybe we could retitle the video CONDOMS STOP CATHOLIC HEMORRHAGE. I think I will call Gallagher for a second opinion and a sledgematic…I miss his stupid humor…making fun of the audience and then letting them have it with watermelon! Do you appreciate Gallagher. A chemical engineer! He was so irreverent toward reverancy. He explained the difference in sexes…”explanation of the difference between men and women using a sausage wrapped in a banana peel.” Now that is getting it down to the basics.


EdwardTeller | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:21 pm 82

I’ve rebooted the Saradise Lost series.


AitchD | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:24 pm 83
In response to bigbrother @ 81

Now they can make for good stocking stuffers and it’s about time.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:26 pm 84
In response to marymccurnin @ 79

That’s my favorite band! ANd their new single “Plausible Deniablity” rocks!


bigbrother | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:26 pm 85

I think there should be a new religion called Irreverency. Pomp would we a felony punishqable by heckling. Holier than thou a misdameanor…punishment shunning. And piled higher and deeper Ph.Ds would have to defer to common sense.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:28 pm 86

Okay WAIT, how did Burstol Palin do on Dancing Wiht the Ballot Stuffed?


skepticdog | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:30 pm 87

OK, so are the priests going to wear them now?


EdwardTeller | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:31 pm 88
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 86

3rd, and out.


bigbrother | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:33 pm 89
In response to skepticdog @ 87

On their noses


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:33 pm 90
In response to EdwardTeller @ 88

FINALLY. “most improved” doesn’t hack it IRL


bigbrother | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:34 pm 91

OT China has let N Korea off of it’s leach. Is that payback for QE lowering the dollar value?


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:35 pm 92

The question is, will Momma go on in 2001 as a prelude to running for president?

Also I think the Willow backlash hit Burst-all. I hope she gets all mad and stuff about how the internets were mean to her.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:35 pm 93
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 92

Bristol also indulged in name calling and that was kinda ugly


marymccurnin | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:37 pm 94
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 84

That’s my favorite band! ANd their new single “Plausible Deniablity” rocks!

I love their newest song- “I’m Not Guilty!”


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:38 pm 95
In response to marymccurnin @ 94

I think they lip synch though…


Teddy Partridge | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:43 pm 96

So…. German male prostitutes have to act feminine in Italy?

Jeebus, this death-worship pedophile-protecting cult will be the end of the human race or die trying. “Celibate” men in dresses telling the rest of us how and with whom it’s okay to get off.

Gag me with a spoon.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:45 pm 97
In response to Teddy Partridge @ 96

well, I can now wear condoms and know it’s approved cuz I am not using them for birth control!


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:46 pm 98

One of my FB friends just wrote:

The next time a rapist decides to put on a condom so as not to infect someone it’s just obvious that he is closer to god at that moment in time and therefore it’s OK. oi.


Teddy Partridge | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:49 pm 99
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 97

I always figured the Catlicks were against condoms because if Joseph (or SkyGod) wore one, where would they be, anyway?


ChristineEdmonson | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:49 pm 100
In response to Teddy Partridge @ 96

It is truly disgusting. And Teddy, I haven’t heard “gag me with a spoon” since waaaay back — we are the same age, I fear.


Teddy Partridge | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:50 pm 101

I can just see Joey Ratz making a tour of USAn cities, passing out condoms to boy-whores, along with clean needles and cotton balls. Every bishop-arch probably knows where to find the best ones in his diocese!


Teddy Partridge | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:52 pm 102

(Hey, Lisa, have you ever asked about the unreliability of the Reply button in your venue here?)

I suspect so, Ms Edmonson. I have a friend even older than I am who persists in saying “That’s neat!” — which I claim dates her quite tidily.


spurious | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:54 pm 103
In response to Teddy Partridge @ 102

ouch


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:55 pm 104
In response to Teddy Partridge @ 102

how so re reply button?


AitchD | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:58 pm 105
In response to ChristineEdmonson @ 100

How long (hours, days, weeks, months, years) did it take for you to say ‘cool’ as ‘kewl’ with y’know I mean like three syllables?


ChristineEdmonson | Tuesday November 23, 2010 09:59 pm 106
In response to Teddy Partridge @ 102

Heh, heh, true that. My mother used to sigh when we kept saying, “yeah, man.”


AitchD | Tuesday November 23, 2010 10:00 pm 107
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 104

Your lafiga page has to be refreshed after each posting, is that the issue?


ChristineEdmonson | Tuesday November 23, 2010 10:02 pm 108
In response to AitchD @ 105

“Hey, Man. Like, boss!”


AitchD | Tuesday November 23, 2010 10:06 pm 109
In response to ChristineEdmonson @ 108

And as soon as ‘we’ mastered kewl ‘they’ invented ‘whoa!’. When we ‘got that down’, they ‘laid’ check-it-out on us. Their parents think Simon and Garfunkel and The Beatles sound alike.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday November 23, 2010 10:06 pm 110

Later, gators?
After a while, crocodile!

93 skidoowhatthouwilt!


ChristineEdmonson | Tuesday November 23, 2010 10:10 pm 111

Hiya Suzanne! If you are still here…


AitchD | Tuesday November 23, 2010 10:13 pm 112

Potrzebie bounces!


mzchief | Tuesday November 23, 2010 10:15 pm 113

There used to be very progressive, Golden Rule, take-the-Pope-with-a-shaker-of-salt American Catholics. Apparently, that group hit the door a while ago as the ones with which I have come into contact say there’s nothing recognizable left of what they used to call a church.


AitchD | Tuesday November 23, 2010 10:24 pm 114
In response to mzchief @ 113

Ever read Andre Dubus’s A Father’s Story?


mzchief | Tuesday November 23, 2010 10:36 pm 115
In response to AitchD @ 114

No, I hadn’t had the occasion to but did find a plot line synopsis.


AitchD | Tuesday November 23, 2010 10:44 pm 116
In response to mzchief @ 115

It’s a miniature masterpiece, definitely worth a dedicated hour’s time.


mzchief | Tuesday November 23, 2010 10:52 pm 117
In response to AitchD @ 116

Thank you for that recommendation. There is something called basic, common human goodness. In general, I believe everyone has it and that there are few that are so disconnected from themselves that they don’t express it. Some say that in the end, it’s all about ignorance … not knowing any better.


Teddy Partridge | Wednesday November 24, 2010 12:16 am 118
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 104

She comes and she goes, from one comment to another. Sometimes she is there, the button, sometimes she is not. Only happens in FigWorld, as far as I’ve noticed.


captjjyossarian | Wednesday November 24, 2010 12:45 am 119

Thanks Lisa,

this is the best news I’ve heard in a long time.


mzchief | Wednesday November 24, 2010 12:46 am 120
In response to Teddy Partridge @ 118

Sounds like a sailor’s song … “Holy Ground” – Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem


captjjyossarian | Wednesday November 24, 2010 01:02 am 121
In response to bigbrother @ 91

OT Nah, that’s the US letting N Korea off it’s leash… it never fails to pull our asian ‘allies’ back into line with Washington consensus.

Not sure if it’s in relation to the FED’s QEII or the S Koreans refusing Obama’s trade dealz.

Same thing happened when Japan considered closing the US base on Okinawa. A S Korean ship is blown up and the Japanese quickly forget about closing Okinawa.


ichbineinberliner | Wednesday November 24, 2010 03:22 am 122
In response to Margaret @ 7

[...] While it’s true that in 1945, service became compulsory for all males 16 and older [...]

Actually it became compulsory for all children between 10 and 18 to join the Hitler Youth in 1939.

See paragraph one of the “Zweite Durchführungsverordnung zum Gesetz über die Hitler-Jugend (Jugend-Dienstverordnung) vom 25. März 1939” (second executive order relating to the law on the Hitler Youth (youth-service-order) from March 15, 1939).


workingclass | Wednesday November 24, 2010 08:07 am 123

Any of you Catholic bashers personally acquainted with any Catholics. Do you spew invective to their face? Didn’t think so. And Bristol? What did she ever do to you?


Lisa Derrick | Wednesday November 24, 2010 09:51 pm 124
In response to workingclass @ 123

I know a bunch of Catholics, some of whom are Catholic by birth and have ceased to attend church and others who still do but who do not adhere to every aspect of the Papal Bulls (though some do follow a few things taught in the collected works purportedly of Pope Honorius ie the Grimoire). Most are appalled by various things the Pope says and does.

As for Bristol, she should have called a halt to the invectives her sister spewed on FB.


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