The Prodigal Altar Boy

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Occupy Wall Street - If It's Good Enough for Pope John Paul II, It's Good Enough For Me!

"The Pope's Revenge"

2011 last 100 days
73 Days Left
Day: 27
18 October 2011
  • Goal - 1 hour per day doing some work on the movie:

Doug Spotted Eagle - Vegas Pro Training DVD
Partially Digitized 31 October 2008 tape (081031A) using Karen's bin and numbering scheme.
  • Time:  90 minutes

  • Goal:  30 minutes per day basic music work:

Warm ups  on the MojoCaster
“Granby Street”  lyric swap
Dies Irae 20x whole piece.  Followed up with dyad and octave work.
Total time: 1 hour

  • Goal:  15 minutes per day (minimum) exercise:

EDT 16kg Kettlebell Snatch (15 Minutes)
Left Snatch                            Right Snatch
Reps/Sets                             Reps/Sets
7X5                                       7X5
6X5                                       6X5
5X5                                       5X5
4X5                                       4X5
3X7                                       3X7
2x1                                       2X1
1X1                                       1X1

Total reps per side= 136
PR is 166 reps
Did 138 on 1 October and 126 on 13 October.

Hand to Hand Kettlebell Swings (16kg)

Total time
301 calories

    • Goal:  15 minutes per day (minimum) scoring work for the movie:

“So What” - Miles Davis
“It's Your Thing” - Isley Brothers
“Talkin' Loud and Sayin' Nothing” - Living Colour
D-sus work
Total time:  30 minutes

Digitized part of a  tape from the 31 October (2008) shoot with TQ.  Part of what I digitized was the Superman Christmas liturgy, , using St. Mark’s Gospel.  A fitting piece to come up given that I just picked up the Eucharist picture from Jesse Wieman, who also did the TQ as Superman painting.  Watched Doug Spotted Eagle Vegas Pro Training tape from VASST.   

I continue to implore you to check out the graphics purporting to show the Four Things the Occupy Wall Street protesters Are Angry About.   As much as mainstream media wants to portray the protesters as unfocused, these charts come from The Business Insider, so somebody gets it.  Compare these graphics up with this clip of an Occupy Wall Street protester raising good points about wanting to see more “Jesus stuff like helping the poor.”  No wonder the clip never made it to Fox News!

Tie all of that in with this letter to the editor in the 13 October Baltimore Sun.  The author, Michelle D. Breau, makes an astute connection between the Occupy Wall Street movement and Pope John Paul II’s  warning the “...all-consuming desire for profit and the thirst for power at any price with the intention of imposing one’s will upon others are opposed to the will of God and the good of neighbor.”

TQ and John Paul II did not see eye to eye on many things, but were in lock step on the dangers of concentrating the world’s resources in the hands of a few.  In the trailer for TQ’s book, “A Reluctant Malachi.”  TQ states many churches have missed this point entirely.  Note TQ’s description of our responsibility dovetails with Occupy Wall Street.