Time for another Three Way Dance. Look at the title, and yes I’ll give my edits about the Pope visiting America. Plus John Boehner will quit in October, just in time for Halloween, and for all of you Periscope folks: REALLY!
First Dance: For the first time in his tenure, Pope Francis I vacationed in the United States.
I don’t know what religion or non-religious thing you follow, or a so-called atheist that wants to be atheist, you have to respect the fact that the Pope was here. Not only to give out blessings to those high and low, but also to let us know that he gave a lesson to us in which we Americans have to think about. Of course there are those who might blow this off and comment that he is not God. Yes, the Pope himself is not God. But like any other minister he (also some shes) can be a link between the Almighty and you the average person that goes to the jobs and events, and important duties everyday. I would take away from his visit is mostly the speech he gave to the U.S. Congress. And on the subjects, he really laid out real talk in several spots that America is still in the struggle to grapple:
On the Golden Rule or the basis of respect:
Let us treat others with the same passion and compassion with which we want to be treated. Let us seek for others the same possibilities which we seek for ourselves. Let us help others to grow, as we would like to be helped ourselves. In a word, if we want security, let us give security; if we want life, let us give life; if we want opportunities, let us provide opportunities. The yardstick we use for others will be the yardstick which time will use for us. The Golden Rule also reminds us of our responsibility to protect and defend human life at every stage of its development.
In addition the Pope commented about the ongoing struggle of Poverty. Not just in America, but also in the poorest parts of the globe:
How much progress has been made in this area in so many parts of the world! How much has been done in these first years of the third millennium to raise people out of extreme poverty! I know that you share my conviction that much more still needs to be done, and that in times of crisis and economic hardship a spirit of global solidarity must not be lost. At the same time I would encourage you to keep in mind all those people around us who are trapped in a cycle of poverty. They too need to be given hope. The fight against poverty and hunger must be fought constantly and on many fronts, especially in its causes. I know that many Americans today, as in the past, are working to deal with this problem.
For the comments of Peace and the talk of Dialogue that many of us know, the Pope added some extra elements that we must bear in mind when dealing with violent like conflicts of any kind:
Being at the service of dialogue and peace also means being truly determined to minimize and, in the long term, to end the many armed conflicts throughout our world. Here we have to ask ourselves: Why are deadly weapons being sold to those who plan to inflict untold suffering on individuals and society? Sadly, the answer, as we all know, is simply for money: money that is drenched in blood, often innocent blood. In the face of this shameful and culpable silence, it is our duty to confront the problem and to stop the arms trade.
And also in regarding our young people and the problems they face everyday in which mostly does and doesn’t get talked about:
In particular, I would like to call attention to those family members who are the most vulnerable, the young. For many of them, a future filled with countless possibilities beckons, yet so many others seem disoriented and aimless, trapped in a hopeless maze of violence, abuse and despair. Their problems are our problems. We cannot avoid them. We need to face them together, to talk about them and to seek effective solutions rather than getting bogged down in discussions. At the risk of oversimplifying, we might say that we live in a culture which pressures young people not to start a family, because they lack possibilities for the future. Yet this same culture presents others with so many options that they too are dissuaded from starting a family.
Like I said, the Pope really laid out some serious knowledge in which that we should think about. Yes, we have our own problems as of late. We know what they are. But the deal lies in us in order to take control and actually, ACTUALLY get to work and solve them all the way. Yes, and even the Pope knows it’s not an easy task. But as they say, solutions must be solved in order to get on the right path.
To see the full script of what the Pope actually said: Click here.
Second Dance: Well this is no spook, or trick or treat: BOEHNER IS QUITTING!
Actually this is another Breaking News that got us out of bed Friday Morning to work and school. And yes many are appreciating the gesture that the soon to be speaker of the house John Boehner is stepping down when we dress up like dracula or werewolves. Or Witches, or Frankenstein. Yes, when October 31st comes, Boehner’s career will be those old bones that many will discover in the next 2,000 plus years. IN THE GRAVE! Yes this was a shock to many. And yes he had to cry when Pope Francis I had to make his remarks to the U.S. Congress during his visit. And yes the Pope HIT HARD on the U.S. Congress. Even John Boehner. So now his replacement is being searched right now and many are feeling that his replacement might be the worst of the worst than he is. For Boehner, the most annoying he had to comment was about the jobs. “Where are the jobs?” he asked. Well if he and his co-horts had NOT defeated a jobs bill that President Obama had tried to present, then maybe JUST MAYBE it will be a different story. Period. And the thing about “HELL NO WE CAN’T!” in regarding to the ACA, or Obamacare as many as the folks call it, now it seems that the soon to be former speaker is realizing that folks who many had a hard time either going to the doctors or paying doctor bills, are now doing it easier than before! John Boehner was wrong on those. Even the Tea Party who propelled him during that Tidal Wave will realize (even if you are black tea partier) that he was the wrong choice! How do you feel now Tea Party folks?!!!
Yeah, I know I shouldn’t be giving them so much press. But then again, they’ve been getting press since 2010 even more when all the hatred of Obama came out! Hey, don’t be treading on me! And the thing is, the influence will be long studied and challenged even more due to the acts that this party and John Boehner was just a mere smoke screen to get many of us confused and misunderstood. Sort of like “taking our country back”. Yeah, like we don’t know.
Third card on the dance: Periscope.
Yeah, Periscope is in the house. And yes, it’s a thing that it’s part of your twitter timelines and usernames. So, one day, I downloaded the app on my Smartphone. And the thing is I found interesting that it’s like an extension of the voices per say. Yes, I’ve looked at the well known folks from Roland Martin, to locally like Milwaukee’s Homer Blow. And yes I’ve looked at those in church, who record sermons and services using Periscope. And to those think that use Periscope in church is a bad thing like Facebooking and Twittering when the pastor is doing the sermons or the choir is doing praise dances, WRONG. It can be a good thing in which can be treated as a GOOD THING! I’ve seen the footages that the Wisconsin Badgers Band did during the 5th Quarter, and DJ’s spinning their sounds and getting a positive reaction to the viewers.
I will say that Periscope…….oh, wait a minute. I smell this idea in all. Would a certain blogger on a certain blog site would do a Blog Summary in which it might well, summarize the past and upcoming blogs via the smartphone?
Would it be possible that any blogger would do it to gain more followers of interest?
Would it be possible that a Periscope user of a blogger be well….organized or prepared to get it done?
If so, which blogger would do it? Matter of fact, how?
And yes many would get nuts. But still, this is the era of social media and like many it has its joys and concerns.
Me personally, I have Periscope on my smartphone, and I’m just looking at those of a Roland Martin, of a Lita Lewis, or Huffington Post, or a local Milwaukee Radio personality giving his or maybe her direct and sometimes deep graphic detail of a recent violent criminal report that would be extremely terrifying to the average reader. Or a local church service, or maybe when a certain Wisconsin Band does a familiar routine of a pep song.