I tend to think s/he ought to reveal and then resign...his/her present course further undermines the foundations of functional government...no matter how good this may feel now, that feeling will not last...and we had worked out much of what s/he reports.
I get why the NYT did what it did and can pretty well condone its decision; but not so much the method of the writer (one or…Continue
"IT WAS MIRACULOUS.
IT WAS ALMOST NO TRICK AT ALL, HE SAW, TO TURN VICE INTO VIRTUE AND SLANDER INTO TRUTH, IMPOTENCE INTO ABSTINENCE, ARROGANCE INTO HUMILITY, PLUNDER INTO PHILANTHROPY, THIEVERY INTO HONOR, BLASPHEMY INTO WISDOM, BRUTALITY INTO PATRIOTISM, AND SADISM INTO JUSTICE.
ANYBODY COULD DO IT; IT REQUIRED NO BRAINS AT ALL.…Continue
Really pleased to let you know that hard work, luck, and support (from fine people here and elsewhere) have brought my wife a donor; she should have a proper kidney by mid-October.
From last year:
I do this w some reluctance bc I like to draw the line between the public and the personal. Our world's too often a television interview program where people are judged churlish if they as yet are wont to draw…Continue
Even for such an exceedingly top-down organisation, I think the institution is too large, wide-spread, too personnel-entrenched, for any one leader to root out child-rape in anything like a thorough manner. Attempts must be made, of course.
The core issue, I have held, is that the celibacy requirement, whatever benefits the Church believes may accrue from it, by its nature invites…Continue
THE IDEAL CITIZEN OF A TOTALITARIAN STATE IS NOT THE CONVINCED COMMUNIST OR COMMITTED NAZI.
THE IDEAL CITIZEN OF A TOTALITARIAN STATE IS THE PERSON FOR WHOM THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN TRUTH & FICTION NO LONGER EXISTS.
-- Hannah Arendt
I AM PLEASED TO REPORT THAT,
MY SECURITY CLEARANCE IS INTACT.
With dismay I cannot ignore the latest pedophile scandal in the Pennsylvania dioceses. Pennsylvania’s my home state…Philadelphia (and in every Pennsylvania diocese) so this is particularly galling, not only to my friends who are Catholic but to all there I know who care about justice for kids.
300 and more priests are caught up on this latest series of…Continue
Greens ought to run in every race it believes it matters.
It is too simplistic (and simple-minded) to lay the recent Ohio congressional vote, (and Trump's election, and Bush's 2000 win in Florida), at Green's door, let alone cast blame.
Knowing that there was a Green in the Ohio-18 congressional race, the DNC might have much…Continue
KIDNAPPED: MY FRIEND, ZOILA FAJARDO (in ENGLISH and Spanish)
Because we keep steady, this president's happy end will come roughly unheralded by one or two singular, let alone seismic, notes, but rather will come as the under-anticipated collapse of the Kaiser's Western Front…Continue
CAVES and cages. There are nations caring about children. Mine isn't one of them.
PASSIONATE JUSTICE 5…Continue