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If it’s true, it is a huge loss. I hope another local paper is smart enough to take him and his brilliant column on.
Nothing on the NCJ blog.
Are they going mainstream in rough times? I guess they don’t want to feel relegated to the coffee house art and politics crowds, but that is where the local cultural vitality lives. Truly, the Town Dandy is a unique and brilliant column – I always turned there first, even before the letters to editor. This is very depressing.
The Pope signed a donor card back in the 1970′s, but his body is no longer his.
“It’s true that the pope owns an organ donor card … but contrary to public opinion, the card issued back in the 1970s became de facto invalid with Cardinal Ratzinger’s election to the papacy,” Vatican Radio quoted from the letter.
In 1999, six years before he was elected to the papacy, then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger disclosed that he always carried an organ donor’s card with him and encouraged the practice as “an act of love.”
Vatican officials say that after a pope dies, his body belongs to the entire Church and must be buried intact. Furthermore, if papal organs were donated, they would become relics in other bodies if he were eventually made a saint.
Seems to me it would better than bionics!
Thirty-three years ago I did my student teaching in Felton High School near Santa Cruz and became acquainted with a student who claimed that his father was a dues paying member of the Ku Klux Klan. He complained to me that white people weren’t having enough babies and that we were going to be overrun.
Some years later someone called in to KGO to lament the fact that during the early 1990s, salsa had replaced ketchup as country’s number one consumed condiment. At first I thought it was tongue and cheek, but within moments it became clear that the man was truly agitated.
About a decade ago an acquaintence of mine right here in Garberville became irritated with me because I pronounced Del Norte County in the way I assumed it was meant to be as if I was deliberately insulting its residents. She told me on no uncertain terms that “anybody who has lived there” would be upset that I was pronouncing the “e” at the end, especially with a long a sound. In a subsequent conversation, this ordinarily very nice woman and I were discussing some aspect of race politics which had nothing to do will welfare or social programs, but out of the blue she raised her voice and said, “we’ve given them too much already!”
A few years ago I was on my way home from Eureka when I heard radio talk show host Michael Savage interviewing Pat Buchanan (who had just released a book about the decline of “European values” in America) proclaim that “Fifty years from now the white man will be shot in the back of the neck in his own country.” It was clearly too much even for Buchanan who immediately changed the subject.
Two years ago we elected the first other-than-white President, and there has been hell to pay ever since.
The 2010 Census Report may freak certain people out.