Monday, April 21, 2008

Famous People I'd like to see shut the hell up... #1 Paul McCartney, #2 Pope Benedict XVI

Paul McCartney made a statement today: "The biggest change anyone could make in their own lifestyle would be to become vegetarian. I would urge everyone to think about taking this simple step to help our precious environment and save it for the children of the future."

When it comes to vegetarianism, Paul McCartney has officially become a bore. It was bad enough when his former wife, the late Linda McCartney, cynically packaged a series of 'healthy' vegetarian frozen meals that were laden with fat and salt. Now Paul's pushing vegetarianism as the best thing for the environment since the hybrid.

Which is typically hypocritical from a man who drives a gas-guzzling Cadillac CTS Sport.

Meanwhile Pope Benedict XVI finished his visit to the United States with a gigantic mass at New York's Yankee stadium, attracting a crowd of almost 60,000 people wrapped up in 'Pope Fever.'

Personally, I find the Pope's stern and moralistic lectures on the evils of American excess slightly distasteful. He's a former member of the Hitler Youth, who shot at British and American planes during World War Two. Now he's head of an organisation which criminally conspired to cover up decades of sex abuse scandals.

Political pundit Bill Maher skewered the Catholic Church with typical accuracy, identifying the parallels between the sex abuse scandals in the Catholic church and the recent raid and arrest of hundreds of 'cult' members in a Texas Compound:

"I'm not saying that the Catholic Church is no better than this creepy Texas cult. For one thing, altar boys can’t even get pregnant."

"But what really tripped up the little cult on the prairie was that they only abused hundreds of kids, not thousands, all over the world. Cults get raided, religions get parades. How does the Catholic Church get away with all of their buggery? Volume, volume, volume!"

"If you have a few hundred followers, and you let some of them molest children, they call you a cult leader. If have a billion, they call you 'Pope.' It’s like, if you can’t pay your mortgage, you’re a deadbeat. But if you can’t pay a million mortgages, you’re Bear Stearns and we bail you out."

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