May 4, 2007

With apologies to FOX News’ Bill O’Reilly:

* When you have an elderly woman in your neighborhood masquerading as a vampire, you can’t just sit there and do nothing

* And let this be a lesson to you farmer wannabes out there – when the cows need to be milked you better milk them, lest you find yourself in over your head. Or, even worse, without one!

* That’s the sad part about cute, cuddly baby animals – they grow up to be mean and nasty beasts.

* Hillary Clinton – a candidate for the little people. ‘Nuff said.

* Their legs are long, their eyes big, their bodies curvaceous. And why should they not be? After, it’s a camel beauty pagent we’re talking about here. I wonder what kinds of questions they have to answer… Here’s mine: one lump or two?

* Believe me, I have my beefs with the Republicans in Washington, but when it comes to pure political lunacy, you just can’t beat the Democrats. Consider this: long-time syndicated liberal columnist David Broder (whose work I’ve always enjoyed, if not always agreed with) pens a column critical of Harry Reid and his fellow “Defeatocrats” for their recent “lose the war” strategy. So how do the clueless Dems treat this highly-respected dean of Beltway political journalism? They trash him! (Hat tip: The Ace). I swear, these guys are as dumb as fenceposts…

* But the most ridiculous item for today goes to this story: Seems disgraced NJ governor Jim McGreevey (yes, he who resigned after admitting he was cheating on his wife and kid with a gay lover he kept on the state payroll) now wants to be – you guessed it! – an Episcopal priest (my boldings):

Former Gov. James E. McGreevey has started the process to become a priest in his newly adopted Episcopal faith and hopes to begin a three-year seminary program in the fall.

McGreevey, who often described himself as a devout Catholic while in public office, was officially received into the Episcopal religion on Sunday, at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Manhattan, and is now part of the church’s “discernment” phase that usually precedes any seminary work, said the Rev. Kevin Bean, vicar at St. Bartholomew.

“This process that he’s in right now, is not going to be some snap of the finger, overnight process. That will not happen. That’s not how it works. He knows that,” Bean said. “And so at the parish level, and at the diocesan level, everyone knows that this is a process that … intentionally is deliberate. You don’t enter into it unadviseably.”

McGreevey has already applied to the renowned General Theological Seminary in Manhattan and is awaiting word of whether he has been accepted to the program there, according to two people familiar with McGreevey’s plans, who declined to be identified because McGreevey has not formally announced his plans.

As you may or may not know, I’ve been involved in a number of discernment processes in the Episcopal Church (on both sides of the table, in fact), and the vicar at St. Bartholomew is right – it ain’t no overnight process. But that’s not what makes this ridiculous – by any stretch.

…And it’s not even the fact that someone with such an obviously-checkered past should be allowed to discern his supposed calling to the priesthood in an Episcopal diocese, even if that diocese (Newark) is arguably the most liberal in the Church, with more than a few problems of its own. (Although that, in itself, may tell you something right there…)

No, the most ridiculous part of this story is the fact that the guy has just been received into the Episcopal Church and started his discernment at the parish level, and yet he’s already applied for admission to seminary, with hopes to start in the fall! That, my friends, is what they call chutzpah!

Talk about putting the cart before the horse. Perhaps McGreevey has already worked his own personal deal with a gay-friendly bishop in a very gay-friendly diocese, but I can tell you, bishops don’t appreciate candidates for the priesthood making their own plans for seminary – especially prior to having their calling affirmed by someone. And if the guy thinks, just days after being received into the Episcopal Church, that he’s going to seminary this fall – well, that’s the very definition of ridiculous.

Filed in: Politics & World Events by The Great White Shank at 01:35 | Comments Off on Most Ridiculous Item(s) of the Day
No Comments

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.


Search The Site

Recent Items


September 2021
April 2021
January 2021
December 2020
November 2020
October 2020
September 2020
August 2020
July 2020
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006



4 Goodboys Only

Site Info