Thursday, March 1, 2012

Tunes of Glory

Does anyone remember "Tunes of Glory" where Alec Guiness pushes his rival for regimental command to commit suicide and then fantasizes a glorious funeral for his rival in his own nervous breakdown scene?

 I think both Romney and Santorum are headed for the deep end.  This may end badly, very badly. The best Romney can hope for now is begrudged nomination and a national campaign where he ends up denying everything he said to get the nomination. The most interesting thing about Michigan and Arizona is how a substantial plurality of Catholic voters rejected Santorum and chose a Mormon for Pete's sake!
Not totally unrelated is the quick action of the Archbishop of DC PUBLICLY chastising the priest who PUBLICLY snubbed a Lesbian Catholic at her mother's funeral. Santorum's remark, since retracted, that JFK's speech on Church and State made him "puke" is of the same genre as that priest's actions.
There is an old Pat and Mike joke about Mike seeing Pat leading a parade. "Pat," Mike asks, "what's this parade about?" "I don't know," Pat replied, "but these are my people and if they are in a parade, I'd better be leading it."
Actually, Christ has been leading this parade longer than the clergy will admit. For his time and place, Christ was a radical feminist.  He openly  discussed scripture with not only Jewish women but with a Samaritan woman at the well. You can look it up!
As far as the priest in DC is concerned: Mathew 5:5 says it all:  "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." God bless Lawrence O'Donnell. 
Both Rick S and Romney may have someone to answer to a lot more powerful than the voters. They both becoming increasingly flaky. Hey guys, GET A GRIP ON IT!

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