Sunday, January 22, 2017

Pope Francis Saturation Strategy to Confound Catholics

Saturation is an effective means for less able leaders to suppress opposition to their policies. If you are constantly feeding the ever-obliging news media with dopey sound bytes, you prevent anyone from effectively understanding or responding to your agenda.

The Bear sincerely believes this has been a strategy of Pope Francis, one that he has recently kicked into overdrive. This is why the Bear developed the Tar Baby Warning System. It says, "The medium is the message, not the message. Note it, and do something more productive with your time."

An astonishing amount of dope gets slung from the Vatican every day. If you try to keep up with it, and get sucked into a quagmire like Amorous Laetitia, the "TILT" light will go on in your head, and you will be left bewildered and hopeless.

You still think it all just happens to happen? Well, the Bear doesn't. When it comes to sound bytes and press releases from the Vatican, its name is Legion. (In more ways than one.) "But, you HAVE to take everything seriously, because I'm the Pope!"

No, actually, the Bear does not, which is where he parts company with his Facebook critics. You may or may not be the Pope. The Bear does not know. What he does know is the difference between the truth and a lie.

He knows God cannot deceive nor be deceived. He knows the Church cannot err. As for Francis, the Bear long ago concluded he was untrustworthy. (Do you think he would treat him like he does if he had any doubt about that?) Francis is the part that does not fit. Get it?

He's turned into the Lindsay Lohan of the Catholic blogosphere. Everybody feels they have to write about everything he says and does because.... well, because. He's another celebrity. There are times the Bear wishes he could write one last article, saying, "You know what we've got here, so what is the point in taking his latest interview (in which he says Jesus was the incarnation of Krishna) seriously?"

It's okay. We have a Church. We have a Bible. We have a few brave and true clerics. (Oh, and we have Francis.) We have more good stuff by real Catholics than you could read if you lived to be as old as the Bear. We don't need to know everything - in the Bear's opinion - in order to be good Catholics. How can Francis wear the white outfit and live somewhere in the Vatican, and yet not have the least respect for real Catholicism?

The Bear does not know. But the Bear does not know most things. He can smell a swindler fifty miles away, though, and that's enough for him. But he can do a whole lot knowing very little. And the most important thing to know is that Francis cannot eat the Church. We all know the truth. So let's do it, and don't pay so much attention to Jorge.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

One Day of Real Violence vs. Eight Years of Imaginary Tea Party Violence

When the animals break loose and run through the town being chased by the clowns, it's a bad day to be circus folk.

You may quote the Bear. When the circus melts down, the smarter folk stand on the sidelines, blending in (easier for some than others) saying, "By Jove, this is a bit rum, don't you think?"

Obama could not turn us into Europe in eight years. Trump has done it on day one. We have our very own political riots and carbecues. The Bear should refine that statement to this:

Trump's inauguration has brought out the freak show we always knew made up a substantial portion of the Left. One that seems strangely untroubling to their fellow travelers.


If any Never-Trumper should wander into the Woodlands, they will no doubt be incensed to be linked to rioters. The Bear will kindly save them the trouble of commenting.

"But what about the neo-Nazis and Klansmen? What about the militia crazies with guns? What about all the racists? (And don't demand that I show you the Trump racists; we all know they're invisible with dog-whistles, and they're the worst kind.") What about all of the Trump rapists?"

Here's what's about them. They exist to any measurable degree only in your fevered imagination. "Racist" is like "Nazi." Congratulations, Leftists, you have turned two useful words into bland synonyms for "people I don't like."

Show the Bear the like when Obama was inaugurated. People peacefully pondering a birth certificate doesn't count, now. (That was probably among the dodgier aspects of anti-Obamism, and no one's insurance company had to shell out for fires and vandalism). Tea Party rallies: what was the bill for property damage? How many police were injured?

The Bear has been in both a Tea Party rally (in St. Louis, by accident) and carnival in Sicily (on purpose). The Bear assures you that women were far safer from casual, "all in fun" groping at the Tea Party rally.

Show the Bear the Klansmen rioting in Dixie. Show him the neo-Nazis goose-stepping in their hundreds in major cities. Show me the lynching, the politically-motivated rape, Show him the burning, the breaking, the un-American flags of Anarchism and red flags of (the Bear assumes) Communism. Show him the gun-massacre perpetrated upon non-whites, by whites (make sure you get your statistics straight, now).

In other words, put up or shut up.

Now, the Bear has another challenge. Use the comment box to say (feel free to cut and paste):

"He wasn't my guy, but them's the rules, and he's my president. I do not want to be associated with a bunch of idiots who, I have to admit, seem to have found the same party I support appealing. In fact, that sort of disturbs me."

Or, you can pretend birthers are the same as people destroying property in riots, and endangering lives. (Yes, any time there are riots, lives are at risk, especially police lives. Ready to sign on with the Bear that Blue Lives Matter?)

In any case, it's all good for the Bears. It will be a time of instability that we shall make our move. It shall look something like this. Okay, nothing at all like this. Go to to see what it'll really look like. Drop a comment for those talented guys at the Bear's second favorite website. Maybe even some salmon.

Inspirational Francis Song Will Make You Cry

Wow. Sure are a lot of costume changes. But for The Chosen One, nothing is too good, eh? If the Bear were directing, he would maul the performer. Or add goats, one of the two, or both. Panda has moved to the barn now. Her two siblings live on a ziggurat seven bales high, while Panda is like a moray eel, backed into a hole.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Baby Goats Butt Heads

Panda ("Pondah") and Bobbin have playtime in the kitchen, butting heads like big girls.