Friday, September 25, 2015

Doing good among those who don't.

I don't know how my man Francis does it. Dude has to be pushing 80 and he is acting like he plays guitar for the Rolling Stones or something. They are the only other septuagenarian who can rock so many crowds and keep going like this. Washington. Congress. The UN. Harlem. Madison Square Garden. Philly. And crowds in the hundreds of thousands out in the streets just trying to get a glimpse of him, while he just keeps going like the Energizer Bunny with that perpetual smile on his face.

Anyway, he will be here in Philly tonight. Unfortunately he might have the city all to himself. Damn near everyone who lives in the city has left town or vowed not to venture anywhere near Center City.

I have my fingers crossed that the Mayor's plan to shut the city down doesn't backfire. I am looking at Washington and New York and folks are coming out in droves to show love.  I have heard that we are expecting a million or so saints.  Right now we are just "praying" that they come.  

"Heading into the final week before the pope’s U.S. trip, hotels in Philadelphia had more than 1,000 rooms available. Regional transit agency SEPTA had sold only about a third of its papal visit rail passes, and the southern New Jersey commuter rail, PATCO, less than a sixth. 
And a plan to turn Fairmount Park, one of the largest urban green spaces in the nation, into “Francis Fields” campground was scrapped due to a lack of interest." [Source]

Y'all better come out and show Francis some love. The Eagles are 0-2 for crying out loud!

Speaking of showing Francis love, my man has been getting love everywhere he goes. He talked about Dr. King's I Have A Dream speech in East Harlem, and seemed to be more at ease with poor people, immigrants, and children than he was with all those dignitaries in Washington and at the United Nations. That's my kind of guy.

Speaking of dignitaries in Washington, one of them decided to make a life changing decision after meeting the Pope, yesterday.

"WASHINGTON — It took a visit from the pope, a brewing conservative rebellion, and a good night’s sleep for John Boehner — the son of a bartender and a devout Catholic from Cincinnati — to decide that Friday morning was the right moment for him to end his tumultuous five-year speakership and bring his 25-year career in Congress to a close.

This morning, I woke up and I said my prayers and I decided today’s the day I’m going to this,” Boehner told reporters in an emotional news conference on Friday afternoon, a few hours after he stunned Washington by announcing that he planned to resign, effective Oct. 30. “It’s as simple as that.”

But of course, it was not that simple.

Boehner disclosed his decision less than 24 hours after he reveled in the first-ever papal speech to a joint session of Congress, something he has dreamed of for 20 years — and as the government was on the verge of another shutdown, with Boehner's fractious caucus battling over a bill to fund the government beyond Sept. 30."

Poor John. As usual he got all weepy, but those might be tears of joy because he doesn't have to deal with some of the lunatics in his party anymore. They actually cheered at a big republican conference when the "faithful" heard that he was on his way out, and some of the republican candidates for president couldn't wait to kick him in the ass as he went out the door. 

I suppose that they are all still mad that they couldn't stop the Socialist in Chief from getting two terms and getting his way with some significant pieces of legislation.

Now we know, of course, that they started plotting on inauguration night.

"WASHINGTON -- As President Barack Obama was celebrating his inauguration at various balls, top Republican lawmakers and strategists were conjuring up ways to submarine his presidency at a private dinner in Washington.

The event -- which provides a telling revelation for how quickly the post-election climate soured -- serves as the prologue of Robert Draper's much-discussed and heavily-reported new book, "Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives."

According to Draper, the guest list that night (which was just over 15 people in total) included Republican Reps. Eric Cantor (Va.), Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), Paul Ryan (Wis.), Pete Sessions (Texas), Jeb Hensarling (Texas), Pete Hoekstra (Mich.) and Dan Lungren (Calif.), along with Republican Sens. Jim DeMint (S.C.), Jon Kyl (Ariz.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), John Ensign (Nev.) and Bob Corker (Tenn.). The non-lawmakers present included Newt Gingrich, several years removed from his presidential campaign, and Frank Luntz, the long-time Republican wordsmith. Notably absent were Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) -- who, Draper writes, had an acrimonious relationship with Luntz.
For several hours in the Caucus Room (a high-end D.C. establishment), the book says they plotted out ways to not just win back political power, but to also put the brakes on Obama's legislative platform." [Source]

Forgive them father, for they know not what they do.

*Pic from nhpr.org. (Courtesy of David  Goldman/Getty Images)

 
 
 





38 comments:

lilacpr2000 said...

Awww Field! Here's your chance to send up a prayer with the Pope himself for those Eagles of yours! :)

Although I don't think he's gonna be too interested what with so many other REAL problems around!

But you can try. I heard if you write your petition on a little piece of paper and roll it up and throw it at the Batmo...er...I mean Popemobile as it passes,your petition will be granted.
I dunno if it's true, but you can at least try. What's it gonna hurt?

Um...on second thought,you better not...somehow I just don't think it's too healthy to throw little petition papers or anything at the Popemobile while being black...ya know...

Instead you could just yell it out at him, "PRAY FOR THE EAGLES FATHER PLEEEAASE!" :)

Liberal Fairy Tales said...

Wow that's quite a scoop there, Field. Political parties work against their opposition.

Except during the Bush Presidency of course, when it was all hugs and kisses and Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid were so committed to working with the President, for the good of America.

dinthebeast said...

Do you suppose that after Boehner heard the Pope address congress he was imbued with a new sense of civic responsibility and resigned out of a sense of duty to avoid another shutdown?
Yeah, me neither.

-Doug in Oakland

Anonymous said...

"Poor John. As usual he got all weepy, but those might be tears of joy because he doesn't have to deal with some of the lunatics in his party anymore. They actually cheered at a big republican conference when the "faithful" heard that he was on his way out, and some of the republican candidates for president couldn't wait to kick him in the ass as he went out the door."

John Boehner resigned because he was moved by the Spirit to do so after the Pope's speech to Congress. That's all, so don't make a mountain out of a molehill.

It's real simple, but some of you FN folks have the spiritual IQ of a moron. You just don't get it and you never will.

That's because you are anti-religious heartless ignoramuses.

Anonymous said...

Blogger dinthebeast said...
Do you suppose that after Boehner heard the Pope address congress he was imbued with a new sense of civic responsibility and resigned out of a sense of duty to avoid another shutdown?
Yeah, me neither.

-Doug in Oakland

9:46 PM
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Don't they call Oakland "Satan's favorite city?" Yeah, I thought so. People in the East Bay ought to STFU when it comes to Pope, Religion, God and Church.

dinthebeast said...

According to the map you get from Googling Oakland Churches, there are more than fifty of them. Some of the ones I have heard make some of the best music on the planet. So no, I will not STFU about anything, let alone the Pope, Religion, God and Church.

-Doug in Oakland

PilotX said...

It took Boner long enough. The Republican civil war is in full bloom. I'm loving the tea party revolt.

On another note, was that place with the Cajun restaurant called Redding? The guy I'm flying with was telling me about Redding station and it sounded familiar.

Anonymous said...

"Some of the ones I have heard make some of the best music on the planet. So no, I will not STFU about anything, let alone the Pope, Religion, God and Church"

I understand. You live in Oakland. Nobody has ever been able to tell you Oakies much of anything. There are no 'real' churches in Oakland. There are plenty of 'fly by night' churches with small time fake ministers.

BTW, where did you get the idea that Oakland has some of the best music on the planet? What have you been smoking and drinking/

Now if you had said Oakland is proud to have some of the highest murder rates on the planet, that would be believable because you actually do. Of course, Philadelphia has recently surpassed everyone except Chicago but fret not, they are gaining at an accelerated rate.

If I were the Pope, I'd reconsider going to Philly. Remember what happened to that robot from Canada? Well, if that's what they do to robots, think what they might do to a Pope in a Pope Mobile! Philadelphians are crazy people. They are mad....No one should be around them.

Philly is a major catastrophe waiting to happen. I don't blame the mayor for closing down the city to protect the Pope. And it still might not be enough. I pray for the safety of the Pope while there.

I am still wondering what fool scheduled the Pope to visit Philly in the first place?

Anonymous said...

"Except during the Bush Presidency of course, when it was all hugs and kisses and Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid were so committed to working with the President, for the good of America."

When did Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid shut down the government again out of pure spite, making federal employees go without pay and citizens go without government services or benefits? I forget ...

Oh, right. Didn't happen.

But that's okay. Every time Ted Cruz and his merry morons pull one of their pointless stunts, the voting public hate them just that much more. Keep it up, smart guys.

PilotX said...

Philly is a cool city with pretty women and good food.

dinthebeast said...

http://www.churchfinder.com/churches/ca/oakland

The oldest one I could find in the 30 seconds I looked was established in 1886. You'd think they would have flown by now if they were going to. I have been a musician for almost 40 years, that's what I go by to decide if music is good. But I get it. You're a troll and you wanted to see if you could piss me off because you get off on that. Have fun with that.

-Doug in Oakland

Anonymous said...

I am not that surprised that Boehner has thrown in the towel as speaker. I can't blame him for no longer wanting to try and be the voice of reason among the mob of angry, poop-throwing monkeys who make up the House Republican Caucus. Who would? It's amazing he's made it this long.

But I'm pretty stunned that he's decided to quit Congress with almost immediate effectiveness. He's not even waiting for his term to end, just "F-ck all y'all! You won't have little Johnny Boehner to kick around anymore! I'm out! Bite me!"

Now I wonder what he's got planned for his last day. He'll probably show up drunk in his tighty-whitey underpants, and give an obscenity-laced speech informing all his colleagues of what he realllly thinks of them, before being forceably excorted from the building.

Drama.

Anonymous said...

Blogger PilotX said...
Philly is a cool city with pretty women and good food.

12:45 AM
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Yeah. You are the same guy who said St Louis was a cool city for Blacks to live in. You also said St Louis had pretty women there also. I am still trying to find ONE good-looking woman in Ferguson.

Maybe you can help me out?

Anonymous said...

Blogger dinthebeast said...
http://www.churchfinder.com/churches/ca/oakland

The oldest one I could find in the 30 seconds I looked was established in 1886. You'd think they would have flown by now if they were going to. I have been a musician for almost 40 years, that's what I go by to decide if music is good. But I get it. You're a troll and you wanted to see if you could piss me off because you get off on that. Have fun with that.

-Doug in Oakland

12:49 AM
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My dear brother Doug, I am not trying to piss you off. I am merely stating fact from my own experience in Oakland. If you show me 'factually' that some church in Oakland is so famous that they are traveling the world to sing, I will be the first to 'apologize.' But I know you can't because there AREN'T any.

Let's face it. Oakland is a hick town with nice weather. And that's as far as it goes. BTW, what ever happened to that landmark restaurant called "Merritt"?

What about the Grand Theatre? Is that gone too?

Anonymous said...

Now I wonder what he's got planned for his last day. He'll probably show up drunk in his tighty-whitey underpants, and give an obscenity-laced speech informing all his colleagues of what he realllly thinks of them, before being forceably excorted from the building.

Drama.

12:49 AM
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I would love for that to happen. They really gave him the biz while he was Speaker....no respect. Of course, there is no respect to be found in or out of Congress anyway.

I think Boehner sees the end of America coming and he just doesn't want to be around when it happens. I think it is just around the corner and nobody seems to be aware of the danger. Or maybe we just don't care?

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dinthebeast said...

No, the Grand Lake Theater is still there, still run by a liberal who still occasionally uses the marquee to make political statements. They've also renovated the Fox, and while I haven't attended any shows there, some of my friends have, and they tell me it's nice.
Because of Samuel Merritt there are so many things named after him that I don't know if there's a restaurant among them. And speaking of merit, I judge music by its quality, not its popularity, and the churches I'm speaking of make their music for the folks who attend (and the rest of the neighborhood) not for fame or fortune.
And as for Boehner, the Rude Pundit sums him up, quite fairly, as only he can:

http://rudepundit.blogspot.com/2015/09/in-brief-boehned.html

-Doug in Oakland

The Purple Cow said...

"Philly is a cool city with pretty women and good food."

Now he tells me.

field negro said...

TY Pilot, I will drink to that. PC, it's never too late for a visit.

lilacpr2000 said...

Check thiiss out! OMG! I got goosebumps, such perfection! Does a body proud to be American!

http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2015/09/mrs_obama_is_simply_breathtaking_at_the_chinese_state_dinner.html?wpisrc=newstories

Bill said...


Gotta love how dumbocrats think.

Detroit’s N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art wanted to commission a mural.

So they hired a white artist to do a BlackLivesMatter mural.

Writer, a white painter and poet from Miami, was commissioned by Detroit’s N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art to create the mural. He worked on the piece for about 80 hours and finished earlier this week.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/black-lives-matter-mural-detroit_5602fa9fe4b0fde8b0d0fd76

Shows how out of touch I am. I assumed there were at least a couple Black artists in Detroit and it wouldn't be necessary to bring in a white guy from florida.

PilotX said...

Uh no, I never said the Lou is a good place to live. It's a cool place to visit for a few hours and there are a FEW good looking women there but I don't recommend staying longer than 3 days as you'll run out of things to do. If you do go head straight to the Soulard district and dig the jazz club and the blues clubs. The Central West end is cool but you can exhaust that scene in a few hours. Also don't miss the St. Louis walk of fame. You'd be surprised at who was from the Lou. Pass on the Arch but do catch a Cards game if you can get tix. Now that is a complete review of St. Louis in less than 200 words.

Anonymous said...

I know this is going to shock many of you here but Kim Davis has become a Republican.

PX

Anonymous said...

Man, everyone is abandoning the Democrat party!

Anonymous said...

"Man, everyone is abandoning the Democrat party!"

Haha, I don't think that one counts as "abandoned." More like "kicked out."

It's bizarre that a religious zealot like her would ever have signed up as a Democrat, but weird things happen in local elections.

Anonymous said...

Bill, "Shows how out of touch I am. I assumed there were at least a couple Black artists in Detroit and it wouldn't be necessary to bring in a white guy from florida."

12:08 PM
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Yes, you ARE out of touch. Hell, we even had a Chinese make the MLK statue in Wash, DC.

We don't claim to have outstanding artists with such capabilities but we do know what kind of art that should be done....we know who to go to. Unfortunately we are running short of artists.

But we DID have an actress win an Emmy recently. Isn't that something? As a bm I am thrilled....We're moving on up!

Anonymous said...

Blogger field negro said...
TY Pilot, I will drink to that. PC, it's never too late for a visit.

9:42 AM
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PX, you are sickening when it comes to kissing Field's ass. You know damn well you are lying.

PC, save your money. Don't travel to Philly on a PX lie. There is nothing in Philly.

Anonymous said...

anon, you are right. The place to go for beautiful women is PR, or LA, CA. No good-looking woman in her right mind would settle for Philly.

PilotX said...

Great concert on msnbc. Beyonce followed up by the First Lady.

PilotX said...

Yeah, maybe Mrs. Davis can become Speaker of the House.

PilotX said...

Have you ever been to Philly? My bet is no.

field negro said...

"Have you ever been to Philly? My bet is no."

Come on now Pilot, does this troll really seem like the kind of guy that could attract "beautiful women"?

I am guessing that wherever he is the talent pool is kind of shallow.

Just sayin. :)

Anonymous said...

PilotX, I'd like you, Field, and PC to look at this video of this dumb ass Negro at a gas station in Detroit and tell me if Blacks are ready for prime time, let alone 'gassing up a car' in America.

You see, this depresses the hell out of me. It's unbelievable shit like this that makes being a bm in America a nightmare....I've got to get a drink and smoke a joint.

depressed negro

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/09/26/man-causes-fire-at-gas-station-after-trying-to-burn-spider-as-he-filled-his-car/72903236/

Anonymous said...

Blogger PilotX said...
Have you ever been to Philly? My bet is no.

8:36 PM
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Hell, I lived there for years when Rizzo Chief of Police AND Mayor. And take it from me, there are NO beautiful women in Philly! Why in the world would a beautiful woman want to live in that god forsaken city when New York and DC are the places to be? Get Real.

But if you think there are beautiful women in St Louis then a baboon with make-up would look good to you. Of course, you live in Chicago where the women have 'air brushed' bullet wounds on their faces. Hence anything looks good to you.

Anonymous said...

anon9:139m, ROFL! that is the funniest video I've seen in a long time. and you are right, the brother is definitely stupid. but he lives in detroit. what else can you expect?

Anonymous said...

"Yeah, maybe Mrs. Davis can become Speaker of the House."

Well, let's see.

John Boehner hasn't done his job for four years. Doing his job properly as speaker would've required going across the aisle to get Democrat votes to pass necessary legislation, to bypass the Tea Party jackasses who've pointlessly bollixed up the functioning of Congress since they were elected.

Kim Davis firmly believes in not doing her job.

Yep, sounds like she could easily fill Boehner's shoes.

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Anonymous said...

negroes be happy an sheeit wif da pope in philly. we beez happy dat de poep came here. da negroes and der chirrens have hope.