My Thoughts

First up for a final Friday, my confession: I am neither a zoologist, biologist, epidemiologist, pathologist, virologist, physiologist, psychologist, psychiatrist, scientist nor much of any other expertologist, for the little what matters. In point of fact, neither have I ever pretended to be one on television, radio, or anti-social media. But I know a pretender—or a politician pretending—when I see one; I can spot one a gazillion miles away and I warrant most with an ounce of common sense have the same quick eye for professional affectation and humbuggery.

Speaking of humbugs—nearly the same as bedbugs, only much more virulent and lethally potent—here are three particularly nasty bugs you should avoid if you wish to maintain your sanity and your precarious mental health.

Gourmet Ice Cream magnate Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), recently compared the 2-trillion-dollar difference—difference, if you can believe 2-trillion dollars is only a difference of a degree, or two—between the left’s relief bill and the right’s proposal like trying to breed a giraffe with a flamingo. “They’re both at a zoo. A dumb person may think they could mate for offspring. A smart person knows that’s impossible. That’s our bills. They’re unable to mate.” Some may wonder why the Speaker did not compare the Democrat and Republican proposals to attempting to mate their party symbols, a donkey and an elephant. Perhaps she did not want to “make an ass of herself?”

Another looney-toon caricature pretending to be an illegitimate member of Congress—there are so many of them it is hard to find a legitimate one—Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY,) a certified oxymoron, a committed socialist who supports abortion, same-sex marriage, transgender ideology, and radical environmentalism, has been dubbed “the future of the Catholic Church” by Heidi Schlumpf in an op-ed published Monday in the far-left National Catholic Reporter (not the Register for heaven’s sake!) According to Schlumpf, AOC’s passion for human dignity and social justice comes from her ”Catholic values,” which are so far from the Catholic Church’s condemnation of socialism, abortion, same-sex marriage, and transgender ideology as heaven is to hell. Schlumpf, writing for a supposed Catholic publication (commonly known as a soiled trash rag,) failed to mention that AOC has completely abandoned all tenets of the Catholic faith that might put her at odds with the left-wing progressive ideology now the platform of the morally bankrupt Democrat Party. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the poster child for lemmings blindly dropping off the deep end into the deep dark deep directly into hell.

But wait! There’s more! I saved the worst for last. Fauciist glamor cover boy and major league fast pitch artist, Doctor Anthony Fauci, not to be outdone, insists on an encore. In an interview with ABC news, when asked if we’re going to get to a point where eye protection is recommended, the inexhaustible misdirector of the National Institute of Asinine and Insane Directives (NIAID) responded, “It might, if you really want perfect protection of the mucosal surfaces.” What next, herr director? Level 4 Bio-suits? Now why didn’t you think of that?      

Once there was sanity and enough doses of common sense for anyone who felt a touch of madness coming on. No more. The inmates are now running the asylum.  Wake up America!  

Just my thoughts for a Friday, for what it is worth.

About the author: Deacon Chuck

Deacon Chuck was ordained into the permanent diaconate on September 17, 2011, in the ministry of service to the Diocese of Reno and assigned to St. Albert the Great Catholic Community. He currently serves as the parish bulletin editor and website administrator. Deacon Chuck continues to serve the parish of Saint Albert the Great Catholic Community of the Diocese of Reno, Nevada. He is the Director of Adult Faith Formation and Homebound Ministries for the parish, conducts frequent adult faith formation workshops, and is a regular homilist. He currently serves as the bulletin editor for the parish bulletin. He writes a weekly column intended to encompass a broad landscape of thoughts and ideas on matters of theology, faith, morals, teachings of the magisterium and the Catholic Church; they are meant to illuminate, illustrate, and catechize the readers and now number more than 230 articles. His latest endeavor is "Colloqui: A journal for restless minds", a weekly journal of about 8 pages similar in content to bulletin reflections. All his reflections, homilies, commentaries, and Colloqui are posted and can be found on his website: Comments are always welcome and appreciated. He is the author of two books: "The Voices of God: hearing God in the silence" which offers the reader insights into how to hear God’s voice through all of the noise that surrounds us; and "Echoes of Love: Effervescent Memories" which through a combination of prose and verse provides the reader with a wonderful journey on the way to discovering forever love. He regularly speaks to groups of all ages and size and would welcome the opportunity to speak to your group.

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