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August 20, 2018

The Morning Rant

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"If there's any organization that's even worse at self-awareness than the MSM, at how bad they look in the eyes of others, and are completely clueless about it, it would have to be the Roman Catholic Church. Last week, Pennsylvania investigators released a 1300+ page report that detailed thousands of cases of child molesting by over 300 predator priests in 6 dioceses, and what does the Church do? First, nothing. Yes, I heard about their official statement which I'll get to in a bit, but the important thing is that the Pope has not said one damn thing about it. A case of this magnitude demands some king of visible, demonstrable act of contrition from the man at the top, but Frankie has been completely AWOL. And the Vatican's official statement is mighty weak beer. First, there's blather about 'shame' and 'sorrow', but they always say that. And then, and this is where we get to the cluelessly unself-aware part, it says there's been 'almost no' cases 2002, so, presumably, everything is OK now. Really? Do they really think now is the time to brag about the new shiny lock they put on the barn after it has burned down? Even if it's correct, I don't think most pew Catholics want to hear about that just now. It's like the old Monthy Python skit about how there's no cannibalism in the Royal Navy. I don't think anybody is satisfied with statements about 'shame' and 'sorrow'. One can easily conclude that once again, the Catholic Church is circling the wagons to protect its own. Not until the Catholic Church opens up an independent investigation, starting with the College of Cardinals and working throughout the seminaries and then down to the ranks of the parish priests, and rooting out every last sexual predator and enabler, will justice be done. Because, despite the bragging about no cases since 2002, you can bet there is child molesting going on now that won't come out until 2025 or 2030 or later. The Inquisition has a bad rap, but maybe it's time for another one."

Dusty In Here...

Twitter Was Full of Stupid Over the Weekend, Here Are a Couple of Beauts:

Dumbness Level: 725 millikohns

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Dumbness Level: 875 millikohns

Handmaid's Tale Cosplay: Phoning It In

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Oh come on, she's not even trying.

If Satan Drove a Car, I Think It Would Be This One:

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(h/t Iowahawk)

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