Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Pope is Ruining My News Day

Can anyone tell me why I have to watch an entire day of Pope stuff? I am not Catholic. Plenty of us are not Catholic. He may be a head of state in a very small way, after all the Vatican isn't really very big, so why does the Pope get to consume the entire prime-time news coverage? I will not go to church, yet I have had to listen to hours of a Catholic church service. I know, I could turn off the TV, but this is a presidential political season and it does interest me. But the Pope? Not so much. This just adds to my already growing bitterness. I knew I felt something really negative about what was going on in this country and finally it has been spoken of and identified, and it really resonates for me. I'm bitter.

15 comments:

Gary said...

Yeah, just because he wears big hats and people believe this stuff about virgin births, rising from the dead and that condoms are evil - why do we have to watch and listen to him too?

I was sick of this news by 8:00 am to day and I get Canadian news for Christ sake...

But I'm not really bitter. I'm more semi-sweet, like really dark chocolate. But I could get bitter...

Ghost Dansing said...

he did say he was sorry about the whole pedophile priest problem...... that's a potentially positive pronouncement on perversion.....

Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust

Liberality said...

I"ve been bitter since Reagan so I guess the shoe fits. Oh wait, I was happy for awhile in the 1990s come to think of it.

Utah Savage said...

Every second of listening to Pope talk made me ever more aware of my bitterness,forcing me to follow gary home and ask him about my prospects for immigration. Becoming an expatriate wasn't on my list of things to do before I died or turned 65 (it used to be fifty but....) but the stupidity of our "news pundits" is so insulting, the actual "news" available to us is of such poor quality that I'm becoming more bitter by the moment. No one likes a bitter old lady. Even if I could get a decent price for my house, My dollars are going to be worth less and less. These things make us bitter. If you make less than $200,000. a year in the states, you ought to be bitter. You're in the cross hairs. You don't benefit from the Bush tax cuts for the rich, and so you're getting gouged by the IRS. If you're really poor like me, you need to apply for food stamps. You'll never buy another lemon as long as you live. After all, how long are you going to live?

The big question for McCain is "when are you going to reinstitute the Draft?" There will be no other way to fill the uniforms. Canada will fill with fit you men escaping their third or fourth stop-loss. Will Canada take an old woman? A bitter old woman?

Mary Ellen said...

Wow, there's an awful lot of bloggers pissed at the Pope. I think I'm just indifferent to him. Even though I'm Catholic, I don't feel like he has that much control over me or anyone else. There's really nothing he could do to hurt me, take away anything I own, or make laws that I have to agree with or abide by. So, I just let it go....too many other things to worry about.

I haven't seen anything with the Pope on TV because I quit watching TV during the day and watch very little at night.

Randal Graves said...

I think people are interested in those that are such snappy dressers.

Utah Savage said...

Randal, you have a point. That man has some style going for him, especially his red cowbboyish hat and the red mules--I keep trying to figure out where he get's those mules--maybe Gucci, but since he is his high holiness, probably custom cobbled just for his holy feet.

TomCat said...

I'm with ME. I didn't hear a word he said, because I didn't tune in. I did however approve of him dissing Bush by not attending Bush's dinner in his honor.

Utah Savage said...

TC, that's the only bit of Popish coverage I missed. Thanks you made my day, even if it's now tomorrow.

Utah Savage said...

Oh ghost dansing I love your expert use of illiteration

Utah Savage said...

Oh when will I learn to prof-read? Should that be one word, two, hyphenated? I meant Alliteration. You ghost dansing seem not at all to be illiterate, like me.

Ghost Dansing said...

i thought "illiteration" was funnier :)

Utah Savage said...

I swear, if that little piss-ant petro shows up to yuk at me, I'll step on him, I swear it.

Petrosexual said...

Yuk, yuk. It fills me with warm, wet pride that you pine for me when I'm not here. I know it's because I'm full of answers to your hopelessly self-absorbed deliriums. For example, it's not the freaking Popes fault that we have to read thru this rubbish. It's yours. All you shoulda done with this day is to throw down the freaking fag you're bogarting, turn off the TV, and pick up a book. Nimcopoop.

Utah Savage said...

Finally petro says something, though highly offensive to me personally, but true, none the less. Even if you insult me petro, I like it when you speak in complete sentences. Why have you been impersonating a moron all this time?