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(Washington Post)   William Blatty is batty over Georgetown's liberalism. Spits green pea soup while head spins   (washingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2012-05-20 03:03:21 AM  

Loucifer: Blatty seems quite exorcised over the whole thing.


Well, of course. He means to exorciate Georgetown.
 
2012-05-20 03:08:54 AM  
You're going to die up there.

Oh! Slayer lyrics. CSB: Was at a small club concert in the '90s, and between Suicidal Tendencies' and Danzig's set, They played various songs over the sound system and South of Heaven came up around the middle. Some 30 something decidedly non-metal-heads were chatting it up in front of me come the verse "Judgment day the second coming arrives." Then EVERYONE screams out as loud as they could "BEFORE YOU SEE THE LIGHT YOU MUST DIE!", causing said duo to get startled, look around with a WFT look, and go "that was weird". Uhuhuh, that was cool.
 
2012-05-20 03:14:00 AM  
Has anyone else here seen The Ninth Configurtion. He wrote and directed it. Good movie.
 
2012-05-20 03:14:47 AM  
*sigh* Configuration
 
2012-05-20 03:14:58 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Georgetown hasn't strayed from it's humble Catholic beginnings. It's always been a Jesuit school, and Jesuits are about as Catholic as atheists most of the time.

Maybe he misunderstood.


She is spending the latter portion of her career helping the sick and infirmed, he's spending the bulk of his time biatching about who people should hate. I think Georgetown is doing just fine in living up to the actual Christian principles put forth in the bible, even if not the political-based idiocy of the current times.
 
2012-05-20 03:20:27 AM  

Weaver95: I have another friend of mine, retired vet (forced out after 20 years due to his weight issues). works for the state government. still not quite right in the head after his last tour in Iraq, but doesn't talk about it. anywho...due to some issues left over from his service tour(s), he has a sleeping disorder. occasionally falls asleep at work. this is well documented, it's in his medical jacket and he's getting treatment for it. But, his bosses don't like that he can't help but take the occasional powernap if left alone for more than 30 min. so he rapidly acquired a pile of disciplinary reports after he got back from Iraq. so much so that he was about to get fired from his state job...and you REALLY gotta work at getting fired from there. Union steps in, saves his ass. hooks him up with a vet affairs doc who's starting to get him back on track.

what's he do? votes straight ticket Republican. rants about the evils of unions, thinks Gov. Walker is an awesome dude, wants to see that sort of 'reform' here in Pennsylvania. Also thinks Ayn Rand had some terrific ideas, and that Wall Street conjures free gold out of thin air.

he also considers me a traitor to the cause for voting libertarian.


Encourage him to move to Wisconsin or Arizona... or Somalia... they have the kinds of governments he favors all over the place. (If he's an idiot) If TBIs are just messing with his logic parts of the brain, well, watch out for him as best you can... it sucks for people who stare at the toothpaste, toothbrush, and mirror in the morning and know they have to do something with these things, but can't put the pieces together.
 
2012-05-20 03:26:11 AM  

Weaver95: Sabyen91:

I hope your idiot friends get their wish...but only for themselves.

one of them lives at home with his mother and runs a soft core porn photography business out of her basement while collecting unemployment and food stamps. oddly enough, he considers himself a devoutly religious man (although he almost never attends church), votes straight ticket GOP and worships Ayn Rand and Objectivism. he gets very upset when I point out that he couldn't survive without state assistance, and that the Republicans would, if given a chance, quickly outlaw his main source of income.

it goes without saying that he considers me deluded for voting libertarian.


Your friend is messed up.

Also I'm pretty sure you are just a liberal, not a libertarian :p
 
2012-05-20 03:30:49 AM  

Weaver95: farkityfarker: Weaver95: I didn't say they were...but the cafeteria catholic syndrome is more common than I'd like. I've got friends who are exactly like old Ricky boy Santorum: they're against abortion but are just fine with screwing over the poor and bombing the f*ck outta anyone who gets in the way of US foreign policy.

They also seem to be unaware that the Catholic Church is firmly anti capital punishment.

then again, I also have a couple friends who are on welfare and/or public assistance and who vote straight ticket GOP while talking about how great it would be to 'end the welfare state'.

I literally do not understand their actions. they vote against their own self interest.


The reason they vote against their self-interest is because they "begrudge" their dependence on Govt. They feel they are "forced" to take this handout (due to Govt policies which made their life like this, hence they are not responsible), while others are just "welfare queens". So, in their mind, they are NOT hypocrites.

CSB time:

Just before 2008 election. I met a black cabbie in Florida listening to Limbaugh. I had assumed that he would be an automatic voter for Obama (first black president and all that), but he was incensed against him and told me that he is voting republican because "Obama is going to raise our taxes". I told him patiently that he doing it ONLY for those who make more than $250K, and asked politely how he makes. It turned out he makes less than $30K. I asked him how raising tax for those making over $250K impacts him, his response was "Do you think I will always remain this poor? I am going to be rich one day, and THEN I would not want to pay those high taxes". I asked him how he plans to become rich, and his response was "I buy lottery tickets every goddamned week".

I knew right then that Fox News has succeeded, and America has irrecoverably failed.
 
2012-05-20 03:46:49 AM  
I'm not "pro-abortion", I'm "pro-it's none of your goddamned business but the woman's as it's her body not yours you nosy controlling assholes"
 
2012-05-20 04:12:56 AM  
The school could always sidestep the court by declaring Martian Law:

cdn.madman.com.au
 
2012-05-20 04:24:29 AM  
So this Mr. Blatty is angry that a Catholic college isn't anti-woman enough for him? I have no sympathy.

The Loin King: I asked him how he plans to become rich, and his response was "I buy lottery tickets every goddamned week".


He's more likely to die than win enough to become rich.
 
2012-05-20 04:39:16 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Georgetown hasn't strayed from it's humble Catholic beginnings. It's always been a Jesuit school, and Jesuits are about as Catholic as atheists most of the time.

Maybe he misunderstood.


Came in to make basically this observation. Catholicism in general is by design an inescapable morass of church-enforced poverty and ignorance, but the Jesuit sect is pretty sincerely focused on academics and real ethics/morals. A Jesuit institution's policy not matching that of the bulk of the church isn't exactly a new deal.
 
2012-05-20 04:41:35 AM  

The Loin King: "Do you think I will always remain this poor? I am going to be rich one day, and THEN I would not want to pay those high taxes"


It's the American dream. Notice it's not called the American reality.
 
2012-05-20 05:05:16 AM  
Oh, Jesus Christ...
 
2012-05-20 06:13:38 AM  
Ah, Jesuits.

If not for you, it would be hard to point to any organized Christian force for good, beyond individual churches here and there.
 
2012-05-20 07:01:36 AM  
Amazing. A man who cleaned up spinning tales about a demon-haunted fantasy world lives in a demon-haunted fantasy world. Who'd a thunk it?
 
2012-05-20 07:31:36 AM  
I like the 2nd definition of Jesuit:

1 : a member of the Roman Catholic Society of Jesus founded by St. Ignatius Loyola in 1534 and devoted to missionary and educational work

2: one given to intrigue or equivocation



Reference: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jesuit
 
2012-05-20 07:52:46 AM  
Well, if Georgetown isn't a Catholic institution, then it should have no religious objection with letting the insurance Sandra Fluke paid for cover the pill.
 
2012-05-20 07:59:25 AM  

Weaver95: I have another friend of mine, retired vet (forced out after 20 years due to his weight issues). works for the state government. still not quite right in the head after his last tour in Iraq, but doesn't talk about it. anywho...due to some issues left over from his service tour(s), he has a sleeping disorder. occasionally falls asleep at work. this is well documented, it's in his medical jacket and he's getting treatment for it. But, his bosses don't like that he can't help but take the occasional powernap if left alone for more than 30 min. so he rapidly acquired a pile of disciplinary reports after he got back from Iraq. so much so that he was about to get fired from his state job...and you REALLY gotta work at getting fired from there. Union steps in, saves his ass. hooks him up with a vet affairs doc who's starting to get him back on track.

what's he do? votes straight ticket Republican. rants about the evils of unions, thinks Gov. Walker is an awesome dude, wants to see that sort of 'reform' here in Pennsylvania. Also thinks Ayn Rand had some terrific ideas, and that Wall Street conjures free gold out of thin air.

he also considers me a traitor to the cause for voting libertarian.


One of my bosses at work gets his health care through his wife's public school teaching job. You know, the kind with the unions. That insurance has saved his life through surgury and medication related to multiple heart attacks. And yet, at least once a week, he'll spout off about how anyone on the public payroll shouldn't be allowed to vote and how unions are killing America. Even when I bring it up he still doesn't quite seem to connect that even if unions are killing this country, they've certainly saved his fat ass.
 
2012-05-20 08:27:48 AM  
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2012-05-20 08:49:42 AM  

WhyteRaven74: Weaver95: . if the school decides to change its policy then that's up to them.

It's run by Jesuits, who don't really give a damn about what the Vatican or some cranky idiot think. They've been banned by the church twice for not playing along. The response from the average Jesuit over a claim they're not following Catholic doctrine would be "Look at all the fark I don't give".


What's amusing it that this cranky old idiot thinks that stripping Georgetown of the title "Catholic University of" would somehow hurt Georgetown more than it would hurt the Catholic Church. GTown is one of the things that many of us non-whacky Catholic can point to to say "see? the church isn't ALL bad" Take too many of those away and we may have a problem saying that anymore
 
2012-05-20 08:58:20 AM  

Magorn: GTown is one of the things that many of us non-whacky Catholic can point to to say "see? the church isn't ALL bad"


That's the problem.

Any Catholic organization that dare questions the wisdom of Paul Ryan and the Tea Party must be heretics and not real Catholics.

At least according to the mindset of these tards.
 
2012-05-20 09:58:30 AM  
Demon-haunted world...without the fantasy.

upload.wikimedia.org

\Better than The Exorcist.
 
2012-05-20 10:18:47 AM  
Expert testimony! Having an unwanted fetus inside you may be very much like being possessed by a demon.
 
2012-05-20 10:40:09 AM  
But what does Mario Puzo think?

Really, let's get a bunch of these sh*t "authors" who would be nothing without the film industry into one room and decide the fate of women altogether.
 
2012-05-20 11:28:43 AM  
My father knew Blatty back in the late 50s/early 60s when they both worked for the US Embassy in Beirut. He said that Blatty was an unstable loon even back then.
 
2012-05-20 12:16:26 PM  

ertznay: Has anyone else here seen The Ninth Configurtion. He wrote and directed it. Good movie.


The interesting thing about the film, which Blatty explains in his director's commentary, is that it is for him an exploration of Catholic moral themes.

Bucky Katt: Looks good except I doubt The Knack have their own system of law.


Completely random fact: the lead singer of the Knack's brother was Dr. Jack Kevorkian's lawyer.
 
2012-05-20 01:08:04 PM  

Weaver95: Sabyen91:
I just find it really weird. Catholics, I have found, are pretty much the least evangelical of the Christians. Then people like Santorum come around and show me that Catholics can be insane too.

I don't classify Santorum as catholic. Oh i'm sure he thinks he's part of that faith...but his economic policies have nothing in common with what the Church says he should do for poor people.


Fun fact about Rick Santorum's church.

It's called "St. Catherine of Siena", it's notoriously conservative, Justice Scalia and his wife go there, NRA president Louis Freeh as well, also the place has ties to Opus Dei.

/Be sure to walk the grounds and check out the "garden for the unborn".

So yeah, not a typical Catholic by any means.

On Topic? Blatty is still alive at 85? Good for him.

Did he ever write another book worth reading?

/Batty old man is batty.
 
2012-05-20 01:09:40 PM  
The power of douche compels him.
 
2012-05-20 01:16:50 PM  

Sabyen91: Sorry, douchebag, that is not actionable.


Not in a US court, no. But... re-check the details of TFA.

So, how does "church court" differ from "sharia courts"?
 
2012-05-20 02:28:03 PM  

quatchi: On Topic? Blatty is still alive at 85? Good for him.

Did he ever write another book worth reading?


I don't know about reading, but his movie The Ninth Configuration (based on a book he wrote before Exorcist) is definitely worth tracking down and watching.
 
2012-05-20 06:39:39 PM  

abb3w: Sabyen91: Sorry, douchebag, that is not actionable.

Not in a US court, no. But... re-check the details of TFA.

So, how does "church court" differ from "sharia courts"?


Clerics are handled with kid gloves on issues like molestation and murder.

/oh, wait....
 
2012-05-20 07:58:34 PM  

WhyteRaven74: It's run by Jesuits, what exactly does he expect?


Jesuits aren't really Catholics anyway.
 
2012-05-20 08:45:08 PM  

Weaver95: farkityfarker: Weaver95: I didn't say they were...but the cafeteria catholic syndrome is more common than I'd like. I've got friends who are exactly like old Ricky boy Santorum: they're against abortion but are just fine with screwing over the poor and bombing the f*ck outta anyone who gets in the way of US foreign policy.

They also seem to be unaware that the Catholic Church is firmly anti capital punishment.

then again, I also have a couple friends who are on welfare and/or public assistance and who vote straight ticket GOP while talking about how great it would be to 'end the welfare state'.

I literally do not understand their actions. they vote against their own self interest.


When you ask them what that would mean for them what do they say? Do they assume welfare will just be ended for every else or do they think that ending it would cause jobs to pop up like mushrooms after a rain?
 
2012-05-21 12:11:11 AM  
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Contraceptives on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched gay marriages glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain... Time to die.
 
2012-05-21 08:32:52 AM  
Conservatives stifling liberal speech: religious freedom.

Liberals stifling conservative speech (or engaging in liberal speech): tyranny murder fascism socialism Stalinism Maoism Communism.
 
2012-05-21 06:36:22 PM  
RE RE RE
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