Saturday, January 4, 2014

Getting cold as a billionaire's charity!

We have temps in the mid 20s right now but going to get much colder--like sub-zero.  The weather people say we may get onto the list of longest stretches of below 0F cold.  We are going to do next week's shopping today so we can stay inside.

This story is what inspired the line in the tag line above.  These poor little rich boys can't stand the Pope's sympathy for the poor and criticism of our misanthropic and vampiric form of capitalism.  But what really pisses me off is that the charity they are threatening isn't even for the poor.  The subject came up in a discussion of a potential donor's reluctance to donate to the renovation of St. Patricks Cathedral.  And to describe the Pope's remarks as "exclusionary" is totally self-serving.  They don't want to be "included." They want to dictate.  I guess they forget Christ's words on how hard it is for a rich man to enter heaven as well as quite a few other phrases.

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