Tips On Putting Up With A Narcissist……..

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I love learning new things. For instance, I recently found out that people who can be described as narcissists allegedly have a mental disorder. Well now. I usually just thought of these people as being self-centered, arrogant jerks. Never stopped to think they might be suffering from some mental disease.

Unfortunately we all come across a narcissist from time to time in our daily lives. Many entertainers can be narcissists, most politicians are probably narcissists and I’m sure everyone who works for a living has stumbled into a narcissist at their place of employment, management types tend to be narcissists. Over the years I have crossed paths with these individuals and I would like to offer some tips on how to best get along with these pain in the rear type of people. My tips will be from my perspective and experiences. I will also include tips from mental health research I have done. I will provide a link to my research at the end of my blog.

We poor working stiffs have at some point or another run across a boss who quite frankly portrayed themselves as being able to walk on water as well as constantly attempting to remind everyone around them, that they are in fact, without a doubt the smartest person in the room. They claim credit for other people s work or ideas, possess an inflated ego and a frankly feel like they are entitled to be worshiped and adored. In my view that are ass-hats, but according to research I should attempt to understand these people so I can better be able to work for them. Yes, for them since a narcissist probably doesn’t recognize or believe in true teamwork. You can’t work with them only for them. (my observation).

One place I worked had such a boss. He was untouchable and knew it. Family ties to the stockholders meant he was an entitled brat who knew he could get away with anything he wanted with no fear of repercussions. Ah, maybe not repercussions from other management types, but since his department had several wild and crazy young people employed he was repercussed  on more than one occasion. Now I will admit I was one of these wild and crazy employees. I will not admit to participating in any shenanigans that may have gone on. I plead the 5th. Now, professionals say you should understand who your narcissistic  boss wants to be and do all you can to help him succeed. I guess that is taking the high road. Frankly my co-workers and I at the time were more low road type people. This boss for his attitude toward us received little if any respect, suffered much ridicule and well practical jokes were also on our response menu. Hiding a recently caught fish in his Jeep was a real ‘get him pissed’ idea. Served him right for leaving the soft top down. He had his own sugar container in the break room that only could be used by him. Replacing the sugar with salt was an occasional activity. No internet in those days so if you were reading a magazine there was usually a cardboard post card to fill out if you wanted info on a subscription. He received ads for magazines covering many diverse subjects like hunting, cooking, fishing, gay porn, fetishes… you name it. Low road yeah, we were all young adults and frankly if no corporate type would stand up for us then we stood up for ourselves. As an older wiser person I feel a little bad concerning my actions but heck, it was a long time ago and I’m over it.

Narcissistic politicians are a real nuisance. Unfortunately not much average folk can do about them except vote against them at election time. Obama was known as the Narcissist-in-Chief when he was President. I disagreed with everything and anything he stood for, and lest someone accuse me of racism the same went for Slick Willie Clinton. Hey just because you think you are a legend in your own mind don’t expect me to agree with you. Professionals say stroke the egos of politicians and attempt to learn from their good behaviors. Sorry but I feel these type of people don’t possess any good behaviors and they just tend to irritate me. There-fore I try to irritate them back. Works for me since that attitude keeps my stress level down. Potato, potatoe……

I guess pros say understand your enemy and try to relate with them. I say you don’t have to put up with these arrogant jerks and fight back where-ever and when-ever and however you can. Different strokes for different folks I guess.

Research Link: https://hbr.org/2016/04/how-to-work-for-a-narcissistic-boss

 

 

Beach Blues……

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Summer is officially here and for many people, that means beach time. Sand, surf, water, sun etc.etc etc…. My wife loves the beach, me? Well let’s just say if the beach was indoors and had air conditioning I would be a lot more comfortable. Don’t get me wrong I like hearing the waves crash onto shore, I like the smell of sea air and the occasional squawk from a sea-gull (rats with feathers) is kind of cool. Otherwise, well let’s just say sitting or laying on a beach for hours at a time is as interesting as watching soccer or fishing on TV, it just ain’t my thing man.

The crowds are usually overwhelming, which means parking is a pain. You have to unload the vehicle and depending on your inventory for the day, you might be lugging a cooler, beach umbrella, beach chairs. beach bags filled with sand toys, towels, sun screen and reading material. The lugging takes on the persona of a trip thru the Sahara because you lug thru hot sand, heat and humidity that would melt a lesser being who wasn’t smart enough to wear sunglasses, and then you need to stake a claim to the perfect spot to set up your beach area. After deploying all your equipment, you slather on sun screen which depending on the brand exudes any scents ranging from extra virgin olive oil to maybe spoiled coconut milk. After catching your breath from all the walking and slathering you just did it’s time to test the water. You walk some more thru hot sand, this time with a stiff hot breeze blowing grains of sand into every exposed pore you have only to find, that in opposition to the hot humid air temperature around you the ocean water is ice-cold. Apparently the laws of science and physics are suspended when your on a beach. After splashing around in the water you scan the beach for your private isle of solitude you had set up earlier and make your way back to that spot. WOW, enjoyable? Heck no, you just had a workout that would give a marathon runner a heart attack. When you reach your spot you towel off and then for safety sake, need to slather on more sun screen so you don’t leave the beach looking like a lobster or in some cases of over exposure a piece of shoe leather. At this point I’m usually asking myself ‘are u having fun yet or what?’. Usually one of the voices in my head say, NO!!!

Ah but now the activity portion of your beach time has been completed. Now you get to sit or lay on the beach. Two options are available, under the umbrella you brought and set up, hiding in shade to enable you to be shady and hot while reading or napping is option number 1. Option number 2 is laying in the broiling hot sun attempting to tan your lily-white body while hopefully avoiding reaching an internal body temperature of 260 degrees, which means you could be served as the catch of the day special at a local restaurant. Yep, I choose the hot humid shade. I prefer my steaks well done and prefer my internal organs stay room temperature or slightly above. Just my preference.  To each their own. After some period of time you may choose to re-enter the surf and repeat the experience mentioned above or you decide enough is enough and pack up your paraphernalia, lug all that stuff back to your car, pack your car, and drive back to whence you came in a vehicle that  has been sitting for hours in the bright sunlight and has reached an inside temp that is nearing 2,000 or so degrees. At that temp the A/C is going to have to do some serious cooling before you will feel it. Your not done yet when you reach your rental house or room either. Oh no, beach time keeps on giving. You need to make sure your stuff is sand free before entering your temporary residence, possibly use an outdoor shower to remove sand from body crevices and then lug yourself and stuff into the air-conditioned goodness of that residence. Unpack all your stuff, hang up towels and beach suits ( I refuse to call them bathing suits since I do not and will not actually bathe at the beach) so all will be dry and ready to do it all over again the next day. Yes-sir, the fun continues.

Now you might be saying, come on old man, more than that happens at the beach. I agree, avoiding hungry sea-gulls and their attempts at stealing your food is also a beach going experience along with staying under cover so that the larger sea-gulls (them suckers have shown up on Air Force radar) don’t bomb you with digested food they had already pilfered and consumed.  Believe me when I tell you those sea loving fowl crap bombs the size of dumpsters. You also need to hide your valuables because some two-legged rats of the low-life human variety might be prowling around for an easy score. Basically when at the beach I feel as though I am under attack from the air and land. I bet even General Patton avoided the beach whenever he could.

Well I have explained my view of the beach and how much ‘fun’ I have when I am there. I guess if I ever had beach front property I would be perfectly happy to be sitting in that property with the A/C on looking out a window while blogging and staying perfectly comfortable. Why mess up a good thing with heat, humidity and sand in areas of my body I would have never expected sand to be able to reach. Just my opinion.

Time to watch some TV, I think Jaws is on and that movie is a hoot………………………………..

 

Amish Romance???

Why Amish Romance Novels Are So Popular

In the old days, before the Kindle I used to spend quite a bit of time in book stores. Reading has been a hobby of mine ever since grade-school. I remember once upon a time many romance novels could be seen in book stores usually with covers featuring busty babes and muscular guys. Almost every book had a line that read “her ample cleavage was ready to burst forth  from her dress as her lover flexed his manly muscles beckoning her lust”, or something like that anyway. These novels were not my thing but quite a few authors sold millions of books with these racy covers.

Times change and I read an article recently about Amish romance novels and their popularity. I thought, SAY WHAT? The books pictured above I have actually seen for sale in my local supermarket. I live in a largely rural area of Pennsylvania and the surrounding area has a fairly large Amish and Mennonite population. While the Amish are farmers and builders, I never once considered that they could be romantic men and women who could inspire authors. The authors mentioned above have sold over 30 million Amish romance novels!!! Ironically none of the authors are Amish but that doesn’t seem to stand in the way of their writing success. By the way the Amish romance genre even has its own lustful description. These novels are known as ‘bonnet rippers’!!!

Seems women even in the age of technology, are enjoying novels with romance that take place in a community that harkens back to simpler times. As far as I know the Amish are probably not checking their iPhones every minute to read a text or look at their Facebook page. They are probably too busy building barns and plowing fields. I suspect Twitter is probably not popular in their communities either. What exactly do the Amish do in their spare time? Wait, I know. Without all the distractions that modern life offers, the Amish probably spend more time and attention on their wives and girl-friends. Huh, those sneaky devils. Without TV, computers, cell phones and iPods I guess spending quality time with your honey is a top priority. Guess we modern guys could learn a thing or two from them Amish Lotharioes.

In this day and age, romance is too often portrayed as nothing more than hooking up for the sake of mindless pleasure. I therefore found it interesting that these Amish romance novels contain little in the way of nudity and graphic sex. Instead the novels apparently let readers imagine what is happening lust wise by using their own imaginations. This is also a throwback to a bygone era where readers needed to possess a vivid imagination while reading, instead of novels containing shocking scenes to hold an audience’s attention. They might be known as ‘bonnet rippers’ but I guess bonnets aren’t made to be ripped but maybe removed slowly and sexy like.

I love observing society and people in general. Many ironies can be found and sometimes society is just surprising. I would have never thought that in our ultra-modern society and sex obsessed culture, good old-fashioned romance novels, with an Amish twist would be so successful. To the ladies who enjoy these novels, good for you.

Research for this blog came from: http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/article/why-amish-romance-novels-are-so-popular

Have a great day!!!

Kindness, Try Some Today…….

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Unless you are a narcissist, a politician or Hillary Clinton you have probably noticed that committing random acts of kindness is a good thing. Not only are you helping someone else but you’re making you feel better.

The other day going thru a McDonald’s Drive thru I was surprised that when I arrived at Window #1, my coffee order had been paid for by the person in front of me. WOW!!! Never had that happen to me before. A complete stranger gifted me a cup of coffee. I paid for the car behind me to keep the good feeling going, after checking to make sure the driver was alone. OK maybe I am a little cheap, if it was a mini-van with a half-dozen screaming little people (I don’t mean Dwarfs) I admit I might not have paid. Anyway the person behind me had a small order but paying for that order gave me a big smile and a happy feeling. Since I was on my way to the miserable job I need to pay my bills and continue my blogging experience, the whole episode got my day off to a good start.

So, if kindness makes us feel better, why does it seem to be in short supply. Not sure what the answer is to that question, but in an attempt to encourage more kindness in today’s world I would like to list the reasons why kindness can make us feel GREAT!!!

Smiling: I smiled when I realized my coffee had been paid for by a complete stranger and I also smiled because I was doing the same kindness for the person behind me. Smiling is a great way to start the day. I know I try to smile as often as I can throughout my day, sometimes I even laugh at myself just to try to have a more stress free day. Also, I admit since I work in IT and have to deal with computer users on occasion I also laugh at those users when I come across people who just don’t have common sense. Yeah I know, I guess that isn’t in the customer service code of conduct rules but dang it, some people just be stupid. Anyway, smiling whenever and wherever and however you can is definitely a good thing.

Doing a Good Deed: I remember one time while standing in line to pay at a restaurant and the line was at a stand-still. I heard raised voices at the register, and it came to my attention that the cashier was yelling at a customer because they did not have enough money to pay for their meal. Now I will admit my first thought was this customer was a slacker and was causing a commotion probably in an attempt to get something for nothing. Cooler heads prevailed as a kindly gentleman in line paid the amount owed so the cashier wouldn’t call police and the customer could be on their way. Then a thought occurred to me, maybe that customer was on a strict budget and just miscalculated how much money they had. I figured if they really were attempting to get a free meal they could have just left the restaurant at anytime without waiting in line to pay. I felt bad for  having a negative thought initially, but then I smiled because someone much nicer than I had the good sense to be kind.

You Just Might Make a Friend: Committing an act of kindness might also lead to meeting new people who become a friend or acquaintance. For instance, I remember a night out at one of my favorite drinking establishments when I prowled the dark streets of Philadelphia. I was sitting at the bar enjoying a cold one while a guy next to me was chatting with a young lady who was seated next to him. I was watching sports on TV and not really following their conversation but my attention was diverted when this young lady launched a right cross that Mike Tyson would have been proud of, and knocked the patron next to me off the bar stool and onto the floor. Apparently the guy had said something he shouldn’t have to this woman and she let him have it. When he picked himself up off the floor he was angry and took a step toward the young lady who had decked him. Now I ain’t the hero type but I stepped in front of him and held him until a bouncer could escort him from the premises. No harm, no foul and the young woman bought me a cold beer for my effort. We began talking and she actually was a new employee at the bar. Now we never dated or hooked up, but whenever I returned to that bar I always knew a cold beer was waiting for me as well as some good conversation. Hey, you really can meet new people at odd times.

Self Esteem: All that kindness you are creating will have an excellent effect on your self-esteem. You will feel better, the person or people you’re helping will feel better. What could be better than that. Practicing acts of kindness can be uplifting, make you happy and bring you joy. It can give you a sense of worth because you are actually doing something that makes an impact large or small in someone else’s life. At the very least the person you help will be sharing the story of your help with others just like I am doing.

What Goes Around Comes Around: We have all heard about karma. Bad karma produces bad results because we commit bad acts that impact others in a negative way. Good karma produces good results because of something we do good for others. I had a free coffee and that triggered a free happy meal for the person behind me and that person may have kept the good times rolling by buying something for someone behind them and so on and so forth. Somewhere in that line of goodness at the Drive Thru there may have been someone having a really awful day but, an act of kindness in that line made them smile or feel a little better even if it was only for a few minutes. That sort of positive act might just come back to you when you need it at some point in your daily journey. You never know….

Anyway, that is my blog for today. Kindness, go ahead and give it a try. Doesn’t cost much and the rewards can be plentiful. Till next time……

Texting Is Hazardous….

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I live in a largely rural area. York, Pa. is the closest ‘large’ city. I grew up in Philadelphia where some neighborhoods were larger than York so I guess size is relative. When I travelled the streets of Philly especially downtown, getting thru intersections with my car was a challenge. Pedestrians tended to cross streets in large herds. Basically you needed to inch your vehicle forward slowly, beeping the horn and on occasion hurling a few colorful expletives at the herd members if you hoped to cross the intersection before the light turned RED again. In my younger/crazier days I had a Camaro with a security system that sounded very much like an emergency vehicle siren. I had a switch installed so I could sound the alarm at will. Pedestrians would clear the intersection a little quicker when I hit that switch. Good times…. Back in those days everyone in the city did not have a cell phone. People had to walk the streets distracted by their own thoughts, maybe a pretty girl’s looks or just concentrating on walking and chewing gum at the same time. Now however, cell phones are everywhere.

While it is illegal just about everywhere to text and drive or even talk on a cell phone without hands free technology, walking and texting or looking at your cell phone is perfectly legal. Bad idea, technology is making people stupid especially the people who seem addicted to their cell phones. Hold on a minute, I just got a text…….. As a species it has been well documented that humans have always had difficulty walking and chewing gum at the same time. What makes humanity think that they can walk and text at the same time? No need to answer, that was rhetorical. Yet people wander all throughout their area looking at that iPhone and still attempt to travel without bumping into other people who are equally distracted. Heck, I am surprised some insurance company hasn’t come up with the idea to issue personal protection insurance for pedestrian hit and runs caused by other pedestrians. Bet it could be a money-maker.

Apparently all this multi-tasking by pedestrians has led to a sharp increase in pedestrians being killed or injured by cars. WOW, what a surprise…Wait a minute no it’s not. Basically as a blogging service announcement I would like my readers to put the dang phone down while they are walking city streets. Crazy people like me might just  accidentally mow you down if you’re not paying attention to me while I am driving. Just a warning. For drivers, here is a useful tip. If you do find that you have accidently run over a distracted pedestrian, check you vehicle for damage. If damage is minimal use your cell phone (after pulling over and parking in a safe place) and find the nearest car wash that uses Shammy Shine technology. For my money they are the best choice for removing blood, guts, fleshy bits and bone fragments from your ride. Don’t take my word for it, try them today. Yeah I know another example of a shameless plug for a product or service.

Anyway my fellow pedestrians, stay alert because the world needs more lerts. Heard that somewhere. That message, call or text ain’t more important than your health. Trust me on that. Thus endth today’s lesson.

A text only version of today’s blog has been included for you free of charge. Just re-read the blog and close your eyes when the picture appears. Enjoy…………….Stay Safe People!!!

Research for today’s blog was acquired from the movie Creepshow 2. Specifically the episode entitled ‘Thanks for the Ride Lady”. It actually captures the dangers of driving and walking while distracted quite nicely.

Rules For Women………….

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Found a lot of stories on the Internet about men behaving badly and how women are not putting up with masculinity and such. Wondered why I don’t ever remember seeing rules written by guys for women to follow when it seems women have more than enough rules for men to follow. So here goes ladies, oh if you are a feminazi you might want to cover your ears:

1- Learn how to work the darn toilet seat. You’re an adult. When you need it down put it down.

2- When a man is watching sports he is actually doing something Leave him alone he is busy. If he is also drinking a beer then he is multitasking so if you’re not willing to get him a refill from the fridge, LEAVE HIM ALONE. Unless your request has something to do with sex.

3- Shopping is not a sport. Women’s stores do not have a sporting goods or electronics section. Think about your partner’s needs before bringing him along on a shopping excursion.

4- Crying during a discussion or argument is BLACKMAIL. Last time I checked blackmail was illegal. So if you want to avoid arrest, no crying.

5- Ask for what you want clearly and precisely. Men cannot read your mind. Hints are too much like work for a man to decipher.

6- Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers for most questions. Explanations are boring.

7- If you have a problem, come to us for a resolution only. Sympathy is what your gal pals are for.

8- A headache that lasts for a year or more may be a sign of a serious medical condition. Your partner loves you so please, see a doctor.

9- There is a statute of limitations after six days for anything we might have said during an argument. After that time period what we said is null and void.

10- If something we said can be interpreted two different ways and one of those ways made you sad or angry just remember, we probably meant the other way.

11- If we ask you what is wrong and you say “Nothing”. Well that’s your answer, don’t blame us for believing you if you didn’t really mean it.

12- Don’t ask your man what he might be thinking about unless you are ready to discuss sports, guns, or sex.

Just doing my part as a blogger to help with the man/woman dynamic. God knows it is tougher these days more than ever to keep a harmonious relationship in harmony. If any men have suggestions that I missed please share. If any women would like to comment feel free to do so.

Alternate History……………

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Currently I am reading a book written by G.T. Almasi that is a combination of Science Fiction, Alternate History and full of action. The main character is a woman spy who makes Rambo look like a conscientious objector. If this type of book fits your version of a fun read it is called the Shadow-Storm series.

Anyway the book got me thinking about history and how the world might be different right now, if certain historical events had turned out differently. For instance in the book I’m reading, Germany won WWII and to make peace with the rest of the world German Officers and politicians had Hitler assassinated. Germany controls Europe and the Middle East. Interesting how different the world would be if that were true.

One thought I had, what if Hillary had married O.J. Simpson instead of Bill. Would O.J. have been President? Or

would Bernie Sanders now be in the White House? Fun to speculate isn’t it?

How about the Civil War? Supposed the South had won. South America would be anything South of the Mason-Dixon line. I always thought it might be cool to participate in a Civil War re-enactment since Gettysburg is close to where I live. If by chance I played a Southern soldier I would try to convince my fellow actors to do something different, like win the battle of Gettysburg for a change. All that losing has to be annoying. What the heck, the tourists would have a memorable time with that I’m sure. Anyway, I wandered off there, sorry.

If Lenin or Marx were killed would Russia have remained a monarchy? Would France still be a monarchy if the French Revolution never took place? If Jesus would have come to us before the Jewish or Islamic religions were created would the world now be 100% Christian?

So many scenarios, so many questions. History can be a valuable teaching tool for those of us living in the present. Too many times it seems, people want to re-write history or place today’s rules and changes on the past to make the past seem evil and not worthy of study. I think these folks are being very short-sighted. History is full of victories, defeats, horrible crimes and wonderful times. In short, history is what it is because we in the present cannot change the past. We cannot presume to rethink and rewrite history because we feel an era or decision from the past was wrong or done for the wrong reasons. Right or wrong, good or bad our past is what it is. A guide for us to help us avoid past mistakes. An owner’s manual for living a better future. I urge you to embrace and study history intently. Blemishes and all, it really is a collection of great stories that happen to be true.

Just my humble opinion. Thanks for reading. Hey if any interesting alternate history thoughts enter your mind feel free to share.

How To Avoid Lead Poisoning…………………….

Hey, it seemed like a good idea at the time. Anyway, I thought it was funny. Sometimes it ain’t easy being me………

The picture doesn’t have much to do with today’s blog but I posted it anyway because I thought it was funny, and of course this here is my blog and I’ll post what I want to.

Now onto a rather serious topic. How to avoid getting lead poisoning, and by lead poisoning I mean shot. To be even more specific, shot DEAD:

1- Don’t Commit Suicide.  Seems like a no brainer but according to the CDC or Suicide Prevention not sure which group 63% of suicides are committed with the use of a fire-arm. Don’t do it!!! Seek help.

2- Don’t Engage in Road Rage. You might not find out until it is too late that the idiot who just cut you off on the highway is actually armed and dangerous. The lesser of two evils here would be, it’s OK to picture that moron with his head separated from his body but don’t attempt to actually do that to him/her. You will live to decapitate another day and that can’t be all bad.

3- Do Not Join a Gang. Seems like common sense. Gang members usually end up in jail or in a cemetery. Neither place has 5 star accommodations or discounts with your AAA or AARP membership.

4- Do Not Buy or Sell Drugs. OK, seems reasonable. Drug dealers and gun violence do seem to go together like Charlie Sheen and Meth. Don’t do drugs or buy drugs from undocumented pharmacists and you just might not get shot.

5- Stay Away From Gun Free Zones: Sad to say 98% of mass shootings take place in gun free zones. Imagine that, crazy people with guns don’t respect gun free zones. Also avoid any establishment that forbids patrons to have a gun even though they have a carry permit. Businesses who do not support the 2nd amendment are as useless as gun-free zones..

6- Do Not Associate With Criminals. Remember the old black & white movie about the St. Valentine’s Day massacre? No? Well look it up anyway. Seems like several victims of that massacre were not actual gangsters but people who thought it would be cool to hang around gangsters. OOPS, cool maybe, dangerous, you betcha.

Look, in today’s world we need to protect ourselves and our loved ones by being vigilant. Common sense is the best deterrent you can have. If a situation doesn’t feel right, get out of there. If someone looks and acts like a thug, avoid them. I would rather have them angry at me for hurting their feelings than be injured or killed because I didn’t listen to my inner voice when it warned me something wasn’t quite right. If you see a gun as a tool and have common sense learn how to use it and if your confident enough, get a carry permit. Don’t carry it looking for a fight, carry the gun as a deterrent in case you find yourself in a SHTF situation. I take gun safety seriously, I take protecting myself and my family seriously. Everyone should. Be safe my friends.

Holy Climate Change!!!!

Pope Francis intervened several times in the case of Alfie Evans, the terminally-ill British toddler who died on Saturday

Alright let me get this out-of-the-way. From the time I almost drowned in a Baptismal Fount until about 30 years of age I was a Catholic. I was the quintessential practicing Catholic because I admit I didn’t exactly follow church doctrine and law to the letter. So even though I grew up and became a Christian, I still remember a thing or two about being a Catholic. So if my blog seems like I might be attempting to insult Catholics and their Pope, well you just might be right. I believe that is exactly what I will try to do, in a fun way of course.

Recently Pope Francis, Frank for the purposes of today’s blog, recently met with executives from the oil and power sectors. Frank believes we need to devise a long-term strategy to save the world from global climate change. In the old days, before the world renown showman Albert Francis Gore made polar bears the star in his ‘Inconvenient Truth’ movie, climate change was just known as weather. Al made millions peddling his BS science theory that oceans will rise and man-kind OOPS, people-kind (Wife says I need to be nicer in my blogging, so how is that for inclusiveness?) will be destroyed. Of course he made that prediction many years ago and well, I do believe the world is still here. As a matter of fact, Al bought himself a mansion on a beach somewhere so I guess he ain’t too worried. Anyway, I don’t believe in Climate Change, Global Warming or any other nonsense that has only served to make Al Gore rich and Bill Nye look like a total idiot. I think all the theories that we humans are destroying the world are nothing short of a way for wealthy elites to control the masses. That’s my theory and mine alone and I’m sticking with it. I personally intend on leaving a carbon footprint behind that is so big even the Gods will see it and smile.

Back to Pope Frank who believes the Paris Climate Accords will save the world and civilization. Funny, I would have figured a man of God as close to God as any man can be, might believe God would save the world. Somehow, however Frank believes a bunch of snail eating, wine guzzling, cheese consuming surrender monkeys hold the key to saving the world. HUH….Color me surprised. The Accords are a joke, they are not binding and they allow every nation except America to pollute at will to ensure those nations can surpass America and America’s economic dominance. In other words the document is meant to penalize America for being economically strong while other nations that are economically challenged, usually because the governments in those nation’s are corrupt and evil become economically viable. Point of fact, America already does more to combat the false narrative of Climate Change than any other nation on Earth. Again, my theory and opinion.

Alright, enough with the political theories and opinions on weather Climate Change. I would now like to offer some suggestions on how Pope Frank can lead by example if he really believes civilization is ending. OK Frank how about:

1- Replace all incense burned in Catholic Churches with organic, gluten-free, Rosemary. That incense I smelled all those years serving as an altar boy probably damaged my lungs and I want to give back to the Catholic community by sparing today’s altar boys & girls from the same lung damage.

2- Church Wine. Replace that nasty tasting Church wine with wine made from organic grapes crushed by the beautiful feet of virgin Italian women in Rome. As a family blog the women should be between the ages of 18 and 30, possess some dancing talent and have the same breast measurements as Sophia Loren. Not sure but, all those requirements have got to be able to contribute to making a better tasting wine than the rot-gut used in Catholic Churches world-wide. The energy those lasses use to make the wine would certainly be non-polluting.

3- Natural heating for churches and even the Vatican could be attained by burning heretics and witches at the stake and funneling the heat from the fires into the buildings.  Burning these church evil-doers at the stake would bring back a time-honored church tradition and turning this tradition into an environmentally natural heating method would help the world and Catholicism.

4- Just a personal suggestion Frank, you could personally stop talking in public and private concerning matters that you have no expert knowledge about like economics, weather or politics. As a matter of fact if the topic is not based on something Biblical you might want to stop producing the useless hot air you expel when you talk. My goodness the hot air you produce talking about Climate Change alone must be equal to 10 farting cows expelling gaseous fumes. STOP IT. If it ain’t religion related, don’t say it. That is all I am suggesting.

Alright, those are my suggestions and I hope Frank the Pope takes them to heart in the spirit in which they are given. If not well, that’s life. Come on Frank, you know what they say, when criticism hits you in the eye like a big pizza pie, that’s me blogginggggg……………

OW, what the he%# I think I’m on fire. How the heck……………………………………………………….