Cardinal Roger Mahony should be in JAIL!!! Cardinal Stan Musial IS in HEAVEN!!! Elderly Assisted Suicide!!! Hillary Clinton!!! More Shootings!!! A Quote From Albert Einstein!!! Is Jennifer Lawrence on her way to becoming our Best Actress?!? Annnd...A new CD from AARON NEVILLE!!!
And speaking of personal things...Yo, Marilyn! I'm sorry we weren't able to spend some time together last week. Busy, busy, busy!
Okay...WAY to much about ME!!!
Here come our headline stories!!!
(1) Cardinal Roger Mahony should (in my opinion) be in JAIL!!!
I've written about this in previous blogs, but new information that has "come to light" about this guy has my blood boiling.
Retired Cardinal. Catholic Church. Here in the Los Angeles area. A staggering amount of children were sexually abused by priests here. The new information that law enforcement officials have released to the public shows (in essence) documented strategy plans on how to keep this information AWAY from law enforcement officials. In other words, it was better to not give the church a "bad name" instead of turning over these sexual abusing priests to the police.
Who MADE this decision? Cardinal Mahony, with help from (what appears to have been) one or two other church officials.
This had been going on for many (way TOO many) years before things seemed to have slowed down or maybe even stopped. But besides what was done to the children, here's what's especially sickening. Because of the "Statute of Limitations", retired Cardinal Mahony and his helpers CAN'T BE PROSECUTED!!!
Whoa, whoa, WHOAH!!! The view here is that what we're facing is off the charts inexcusable. There should NEVER be a Statute of Limitations for adults of any kind who sexually abuse children.
Yo lawmakers!!! Get off of your lazy rich asses and get to work on passing a law that should have been passed a long time ago.
Whew! And because of what this has done to my blood pressure, I now have to take another Benicar pill.
(2) A Cardinal who now figures to be in Heaven!
Stan Musial died a few days ago. He was 92. Hall of Fame baseball player and a Hall of Fame human being.
When I was in St. Louis during the 70's, I had the pleasure of getting to know the guy who was known as, "Stan the Man". And what a man he was. Anytime I asked him to come on the air with me, he always said "Yes!". When I was there on business six or seven years ago, I called Stan the Man and even though he wasn't feeling well, he came to the phone and apologized because he could speak to me for (only) less than 30-seconds.
None of us knows for sure if there really is a "Heaven", but I do know THIS; If there IS a Heaven, no questions were asked when Stan the Man arrived. St. Peter or whoever else might have been guarding the gate figure to have immediately said (while opening the gate) "Welcome, Stan! We're honored to have you here!" Or something like that.
(3) Elderly Assisted Suicide!
I bring this up because there have been some recent stories about this. Stories resulting in spouses being arrested.
As a rule, when a woman helps her husband die or the husband helps his wife die, the reason for this tends to be about unbearable pain. Pain that WON'T go away. Friends and neighbors tend to know about a problem like this that involves the husband or the wife. They also know that when something like this happens, it's not a case of murder. It's a case of being merciful.
Isn't it long past time for law enforcement people to understand this as well? And isn't it (also) long past time for lawmakers to change whatever law it is that describes this kind of assisted death (suicide) as being something that is against the law?
Just askin'. And hopin'.
(4) Hillary Clinton!
She was asked a lot questions by Congress people yesterday. Some of those questions were antagonistic. I have no way of knowing if Mrs. Clinton plans to be a presidential candidate three years from now, but I do know this; She had a bad head injury a while back, but those Congress people found out she's capable of being as loud as some of them were.
(5) More shootings!
Is anybody going to try to do something about this? Or do we (the majority) think this is something we shouldn't worry about?
(6) An Albert Einstein quote!!!
This has nothing to do with abuses of children, deaths or a "hard head", but I thought it might be nice to "change gears".
Are you keeping up with all the new technology? Are you enjoying playing with all this "new stuff"?
Thanks to Illinois reader, Dave Acocks, I now know something Albert Einstein said while (possibly) predicting the future.
Einstein said, "I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots."
Hmmm...Something to think about, perhaps?
I'm sure that most of you know who Aaron Neville is, right? This great singer has a new CD that is now available in your favorite music store and or Amazon. The CD is titled, "Aaron Neville, my true story". I had the pleasure of listening to this CD while I was taking a long trip in my car. This CD features a lot of songs that were big hits performed by other singers. But Aaron Neville's approach to these songs is off the charts terrific. I'm tellin' ya gang...If you want some (while your driving) first class entertainment, I highly recommend this new CD by Aaron Neville. Trust me when I tell you that you will, "Pump up the volume!!!"
Other entertainment stuff.....If you have seen the film, "Silver Linings Playbook, you know how good Jennifer Lawrence was in that film. She's been nominated for an Oscar, she's only 22 and am I the only one who is thinking that this very talented actor may one day be the woman who takes Meryl Streep's place as the world's best actress? Just askin'.
And speaking of the Oscars...I think the date is February 24. Have you decided on your favorite choices yet? I might be a little "against the grain" here, but right now, I can't decide which of three films I think should win the "Best Picture" award. Those three films are (alphabetically) "Argo", "Django Unchained" and "Silver Linings Playbook".
Did you see the first episode of the first (ever) evening drama that Kevin Bacon has starred in? There will be 15 episodes every Monday night on Fox. It's called, "The Following". Outstanding cast, violence, things that'll make your head jerk, at the end of the hour you might be exhausted, but you also might want to stand up and applaud. I think the show is THAT good!
Did you see the season ending episode of "Parenthood"? I thought it was terrific, terrific, terrific and I soooo hope that show will be renewed.
Overall, I think this has been a GREAT season for episodic television!!! And thank you ("On Demand") for having been invented!
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THE NEXT BLOG? Barring unforeseen circumstances, next Thursday night, January 31 or very early Friday morning, February 1.
Meanwhile, I hope that all of you have a very pleasant weekend and please don't forget; AMERICA FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!