Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The world giveth and taketh away

Here's a little news one-two punch for you to chew on this morning. First off, it looks like everyone's favorite crazy bishop, Robert C. Morlino, will be in good company when he receives the St. Edmund's Medal of Honor for Service to the Church and Community in Mystic, Connecticut on Oct. 3. Joining him will be cantankerous Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, another pillar of the nation and raving jerk.

Apparently, the guy giving out the award thinks the "recipients are very likeable people who don't try to force their views on people but hold up their lives for people to see." Uhh, yeah, sure. Has this guy been paying any attention?

On the other end of the spectrum--and I suppose you could file this under schadenfreude--comes this tale of a Colorado delegate to the RNC who was robbed blind by some lady he took back to his hotel room the night after Sarah Palin's big speech. And, though I never condone burglary, it really couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. Yikes. (h/t Wonkette) This is my favorite bit:
Asked by the interviewer how America would pay for a military confrontation with Iran, he said the U.S. should take the country's resources.

"We should plant a flag. Take the oil, take the money," he said. "We deserve reimbursement."

A few hours after the interview, an unknown woman helped herself to Schwartz's resources.
It's not common, but sometimes the news brings a small smile to my face.


Em Richards said...

My new favorite insult: "Cath-o-lick my balls" - Bo Burnham

grumps said...

Nevermind their ideology. It is the job of bishops and judges to coerce others to live their lives in ways of which they approve.

Emily said...

Em - Heyo!

grumps - Which is why the statement struck me as being especially hilarious.

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