Friday, July 13, 2012

Politics AND Religion- Double The Fun!

Well, it's Friday and I'm sitting here all alone which is a really good thing because I smell like someone who's spent all day chopping cotton in the sun which I have not done, merely taken a walk but since there is no one here to offend but myself, it's okay.

Another week of five days, five walks.
And yes, I am proud of myself.

Okay. Let's talk about Mitt Romney. I don't really understand (because I haven't taken the time to fully research this shit) what he lied about and I sure don't know how that's going to play out but what I want to know is this- what if he becomes so damaged as a candidate that he can't realistically run for president? He's not even the candidate yet, of course. Merely the "presumptive" candidate because they haven't had the Big-Hair Republican Cluster Fuck Convention yet. But what if? What do they do if Mitt can't run? Who would they select as the candidate to run against Obama? I mean, it's already sort of shocking that Mitt is the big dog who ended up on top of the bone pile as it is. Is he really the best they got? Who else could they run? Are they discussing this on the news? Because I haven't been listening to the news very much in the last 24 hours.

They can't possibly trot out Michele Bachmann again. Or Herman Cain. So what would they do?

I have an idea- let's just cancel the whole damn election and save about a billion dollars.
Okay. I know that's not going to happen but I sure wish it would. Just say, "President Obama,  you win by default!"

Wouldn't that be awesome?

Okay. Speaking of Mormons (sort of, or at least one specific follower of that religion) have you seen this?

Here's the first paragraph from that article in Bloomberg:

Late last March the Mormon Church completed an ambitious project: a megamall. Built for roughly $2 billion, the City Creek Center stands directly across the street from the church’s iconic neo-Gothic temple in Salt Lake City. The mall includes a retractable glass roof, 5,000 underground parking spots, and nearly 100 stores and restaurants, ranging from Tiffany’s (TIF) to Forever 21. Walkways link the open-air emporium with the church’s perfectly manicured headquarters on Temple Square. Macy’s (M) is a stone’s throw from the offices of the church’s president, Thomas S. Monson, whom Mormons believe to be a living prophet.

If you want to read the whole thing, go HERE. 
Somehow, this just cracks me up. A two billion dollar shopping mall right across the street from the most sacred of sacred Temples in their religion. 

Here's God. 
And here's Mammon. 
And they're both Mormon! SO convenient. 

Forever 21? Are you fucking kidding me? 

Well, all religion is strange if you ask me but this is taking it to a new level. Maybe. Ever been to the Vatican? I have and let me just say- that Pope has a pretty fine house.

Okay. Enough about that. I have important things to do like take a shower and go to town to buy shrimp. I'm not really too worried about Mitt Romney or the Republican party but I am curious. 

We live in interesting times and as we all know, that's both a curse and a blessing. 

Happy Friday, y'all.

Love...Ms. Moon


  1. I think the lie they're talking about here is Romney telling the public that he left his company, Bain Capital or whatever, in one year when he actually left it several years later. There's some sort of sketchy investment deal that went on, too, and that's not really helping his cause. Whatever.

    Hey, here's an idea- Romney backs out of the campaign and lives out the rest of his days as president and supervisor of the City Creek Mall! Somehow I think he'll be much more comfortable running the Mormon Testament to the God of Consumerism that the country.

  2. MurrBeth- Yeah. I know that much. But as to the slimy details- I'm still a bit vague. His financial dealings are pretty damn complex. I think your suggestion is a good one.

  3. oh, jeez, you made me laugh. thanks.

  4. "President Obama, you win by default!" I like the sound of that, but I would just settle for the Republican party of Florida not calling my home phone every day and leaving their propaganda on my voicemail.

  5. I think of all that Mormon money, and there is godzillions of it, collected on the tithes of the very poor as well as the rich Mormons, and I am sad. There is a Mormon middle class and there is a Mormon underclass, and I cannot believe how willingly they swallow the kool-aid.

  6. This is a great post and funny as hell, but even more hilarity is added when you read each incidence of "Mormon" as "Moron" the way I just did.

    Lately I keep doing that, reading words in a Freudian slip kind of way. It's a strange affliction, probably some dementia-related aphasia that you catch from looking after frustrating old women.


  7. What a great post........I love the premise of Obama winning, not by default.....that word diminishes the win.....but because they couldn't find a Republican worthy of the title "candidate".

    I also love Anonymous's misreading "mormon" as "moron" the time I misread a sign on a lawn as "Garbage Sale".......

  8. Well hello. I live 5 minutes from that enormous City Creek mall. Want to know the rules for wandering the LDS-owned streets? (Yep, they own Main Street out here! Weeee.)

    " running, yelling, swearing, skateboarding or playing music. Don’t try smoking, panhandling, proselytizing or pamphleteering. Better not wear a snarky or offensive T-shirt, low-hanging jeans or any clothes that don’t jibe with a "first-class" shopping destination. And while a gay couple’s kiss would be OK — even a same-sex marriage proposal at Tiffany & Co. — don’t dare snap a picture of it or shoot video with your smartphone. Photography in front of the 90 storefronts is prohibited. Oh, and forget shopping on Sundays."

    Some days I can't wait to leave this crap hole.

    You can read the rest of the article, if you're interested:

  9. Happy Friday to you too, Ms. Moon. I wish they would have this election next week because I am sick of it. I am honestly disappointed in President Obama but I would feel a whole lot better if he was in charge for 4 more years than Mittens. We live in a state where more than 25 percent of the population is Mormon, and it is a strange religion. Then again I think most religions are strange. My brother converted to Mormon and we don't get along too well anymore because I am a "heathen" in his eyes. Oh well. I am who I am and I think I am an OK guy. Have a good weekend.

  10. Honey, this just cracks me up. Really.

  11. Between his financial indiscretions (and I believe it has something to do with laying of tens of thousands of people and then outsourcing jobs) and that whole bullying incident of the gay kid, Romney has a difficult time persuading us that he's anything but a weak and perhaps even criminal character.

    As for the Mormons, good lord. I don't know what to say. The Mormon Mall? Good lord.

  12. Mitt is the best the GOP has. And sadly a lot of people will actually think that he is a good candidate and deserves to be president.


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