Know also this, that, in the last days, shall come dangerous times. Men shall be lovers of themselves, covetous, haughty, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, wicked, Without affection, without peace, slanderers, incontinent, unmerciful, without kindness, Traitors, stubborn, puffed up, and lovers of pleasures more than of God: Having an appearance indeed of godliness, but denying the power thereof. Now these avoid.
-2 Timothy 3:1-9
Found this buried in the “Thanksgiving after Mass” section of my missal. What a prayer for men, all men, but especially those of us suffering from inherently disordered inclinations:
Saint Joseph, Guardian of virgins and father, to whose faithful care Christ Jesus, innocence itself, and Mary, Virgin of virgins, were entrusted, I ask and beg of thee, through these two dearest pledges, Jesus and Mary, preserve me from all defilement, and make it always possible for me unsullied in mind, pure in heart, and chaste in body to give to Jesus and Mary my holiest service. Amen.
November 4, 2015
The Chicago Tribune reports,
The girls varsity volleyball coach at Richards High School in Oak Lawn has been suspended without pay and charged with a felony after he allegedly used his cellphone to covertly record images in the girls’ locker room at the school.
Oak Lawn police said that 31-year-old Raymond W. Van Syckle, of Joliet, had bail set Tuesday at $75,000 during an appearance at the Cook County courthouse in Bridgeview. Police said that they investigated after a female student at the school reported noticing an unattended cellphone in the locker room which she believed was recording her.
October 31, 2015
The Chicago Tribune reports,
A Chicago man was ordered held without bail Saturday after he was charged with three counts of predatory sexual assault of victims younger than 13 and one count of failing to register as a sex offender.
Demondre Hooker, 32, of Chicago, was arrested Friday on outstanding warrants in Jonesboro, Ga. He was flown to Chicago and appeared in Cook County bond court on Saturday.
I’m ashamed to say that in grade school, I openly professed my desire to be an interior decorator when I grew up. If that didn’t “give me away” than nothing would.
Alas, I never went on to pursue that aspiration and can safely say that while my decorating tastes would probably pass muster with most fags, I’m no Martha Stewart. I’ve made Ikea shareholders a lot of money.
The point of this post: I changed the blog theme in WordPress’ settings because I HATE (really, I have issues with this) small fonts on websites and this template has nice, big, easy-to-read font sizes.
That’s just how I do.
Fun with politics this afternoon and “pulling back the curtain” on some hypocrisy.
Carl DeMaio is a gay Republican who ran for mayor of San Diego and lost.
During the campaign, a group called “Conservatives for Gay Rights Supporting Carl DeMaio for Mayor 2012” did some gay-baiting robo calls. The San Diego Union-Tribune also reports,
The group also spent $5,000 to print and distribute campaign literature that included a photo of DeMaio hugging another man and another of him standing next to what appears to be a drag queen. Its tag line: “We conservatives know that liberty means that someone can pick a partner of their choice. We commend Carl on his conservative policies and exercising his liberties.”
But it turns out, that “Conservatives for Gay Rights” group was not conservative at all. And now an ethics commission is levying fines.
The Ethics Commission investigation revealed that Democratic consultant Jesus Cardenas and Cynara Velazquez, a Democratic organizer with ties to medical marijuana advocacy groups, directed the group’s activities. Cardenas’ company, Innovation Media Group, received tens of thousands of dollars last year for its work on behalf of the San Diego County Democratic Party.
Obama Democrats playing Chicago-style dirty tricks against one of their core constituencies (the gays). Hope. Change. Forward.