More Catholic hypocrisy

A senior Vatican official on Saturday attacked US President Barack Obama for … “the arrogance of someone who believes they are right, in signing a decree which will open the door to abortion and thus to the destruction of human life,”
Catholics never went to war then? If that isn’t destruction of life then what is?

“What is important is to know how to listen… without locking oneself into ideological visions with the arrogance of a person who, having the power, thinks they can decide on life and death,” he added.
What? This is a Catholic telling someone else that they should know how to listen? Do they seriously not see the massive hypocrisy? Doesn’t the pope decide on life and not death already with his views on contraception? So no-one is allowed a dissenting view?

“The majority of the American population does not take the same position as the president and his team,”
And they did with Bush? And every Catholic hangs on every word uttered by the pope? And what survey did they commission for this statistic of theirs? Obama was elected by many more people than the pope ever was or will be. He has the right to wield that power just as the pope and his corrupt cronies do as they wish.

It is garbage like this that makes me despise the Vatican and leaves me wondering how anyone at all can listen to anything that comes from there. Sexually abuse children for years and you are forgiven all your sins. Pass a law which will help countless women and you get called arrogant?

Double standards by the gun

A spokesman for the Justice4Jean campaign said: “It has been highly alarming and extremely insulting for the bereaved Menezes family to hear evidence at the inquest from senior officers in the Metropolitan Police that they did nothing wrong and that a similar tragedy could happen again.

“This continued rebuttal of any wrongdoing on their part only adds to the shameful perception that the Metropolitan Police has no regrets and shows no remorse.” BBC

?In Rio de Janeiro, the police kill three people everyday….

?A remarkable number of police lead double lives,? said Mr. Alston, ?While on duty, they fight the drug gangs, but on their days off, they work as foot soldiers of organized crime.?

Clearly, the institutions for holding police accountable are broke

UN News

One is a mistake, the other is daily state sanctioned murder. For the slow, the mistake is not in Brazil.

Fat Apple.

“How do you supersize a simple music manager? Ask Apple.”

“It takes a supersize helping of chutzpah to create an ad that criticizes Windows for its ?bloat? and then deliver an upgrade with as much unnecessary junk as this one.”

“And finally, decide whether you want to install Apple Software Update. Given the history of serious security flaws in QuickTime and iTunes, it?s crucial to remain up to date with patches for all Apple programs you choose to install.”

Ed Bott at

I’ll be following the comments to see what the fanboys come out with to counter this.

Ken v Max

Ken says he’s fit for the job. Mayor of London Ken Livingstone has dismissed claims that revelations that he has five children by three different women will affect his mayoral campaign. BBC

“… there’s a difference between private and secret and I think the media’s got to understand that.”
“My private life isn’t my sole property. It’s been shared with other people and they expect it to stay private and it’s going to stay private.”

Max says …. nothing really but would say he’s fit for the job.

Max Mosley has been described by the News of the World as indulging in a five-hour orgy and performing sado-masochist acts with five women. That’s the kind of hospitality you won’t see in an F1 motorhome…
we have seen no denial from Max Mosley that he likes to spend his time with highly-paid dominatrix, giving out and receiving punishment and acting out bizarre role play. Planet-F1

I’d love to see Ken win because I totally agree with him (though Boris would be really funny). And I’d love to see Max go – but I bet Ferrari support him and because of that he stays. Max is the hypocrite here.