6/20/21

Holy Roman Kiddie Diddlers' Communion diktat all about the money



Ireland and Australia are leading calls to prosecute the cult's leaders and as lawsuits and the US Department of Justice swamp the Church of the Holy Roman Kiddie Diddlers the future of the religionist mob isn't looking very rosy.

Even as membership in the sect cascades to record lows the extreme white wing of bishops in the United States wants to deny Communion to Americans who support reproductive rights including President Joe Biden. Recall a similar diktat threatened former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle with excommunication. 


Under a not so secret agreement with President Biden's career criminal predecessor the international crime syndicate that is the Roman Catholic Church got some $3.5 billion tax free under the Paycheck Protection Program to continue paying down lawsuits for its ongoing sex abuse scandals despite assets of an estimated $30 billion. US Catholic voters were evenly split between President Biden and Herr Trump.
Asked on Friday if he was concerned by the bishops' decision and if he would be blocked from participating in Holy Communion, Biden said, "That's a private matter and I don't think that's going to happen." The president has said he personally opposes abortion but supports a woman's right to choose. He did not keep a Hyde Amendment ban on federal funds for abortions in his first budget presented earlier this year. According to a Pew Research poll from 2019, about 56% of Catholics said they thought abortion should be legal in all or most cases. Sixty Catholic Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives released a statement on Friday urging the church not to deny elected officials Communion over one issue.

Image lifted from the Santa Fe Reporter.

6/19/21

Minnesota Republican wants his guns — and edibles, too

Still believe the Second Amendment is absolute? 

Think again. 

There are some 43,000 patients registered in Minnesota's therapeutic cannabis program including State Representative Rod Hamilton (R-Mountain Lake) who has multiple sclerosis. He can't renew his permit to carry or even fire a gun legally so he wants to change Minnesota's laws to remove the herb from his state's schedule that places it on the same level as heroin and LSD.

Minnesota's Republican-dominated legislature just passed a law that allows adults in the state’s therapeutic cannabis program to purchase raw flower and smoke it increasing participation while significantly driving down costs.

But, until Congress legalizes on the federal level you still can't buy a gun if you admit being addicted to cannabis so the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) will make sure you lose your Second Amendment rights if you admit to an addiction to cannabis, therapeutic or otherwise. “Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, [cannabis] or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?”

A similar conflict will occur in my home state of South Dakota now that the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe is preparing to dispense cannabis from its operation in the southeastern part of that state so why anyone would want to be on Republican South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem's dope list remains a mystery. 

Yes, Republicans preach civil rights for human zygotes but deny the protections of the First, Second, Fourth and Ninth Amendments to people who enjoy cannabis.