Sunday, September 27, 2015

Pope Francis came to the Big Apple!

Pope Francis came to town over de past week, first Cuba and then de USA, wherever he went de message was clear, consistent and he had everybody listening, Fidel and Raul Castro, de President of de USA my boy Barack and fuh a few brief hour he was able to settle the U.S. Congress as he went to Capital hill and weaved some magic, then it was time to tek de Big Apple by storm, watching it pun TV was a moving experience, he even opened one of de speeches by praying fuh de over 700 pilgirms who lost their lives in a stampede while on their Hajj in Saudi Arabia, a man from and of de people, thank you John Boehner fuh inviting de His Holiness to address de U.S. Congress, I only hope wunnah was listening!
A couple of sidebars, de Pope decided he was going to travel in a simple car, not “The Beast” used by U.S. Presidents, and all de networks gave non stop free advertising to FIAT, de folks at FIAT could never ever pay fuh de free advertising dem get almost round de clock and I suspect dat sales of dat cute little FIAT gine soar over de next few weeks and months, I could hear de fellas at FIAT HQ, saying “thank you Father!”
In Bubbadus too I can see Nicolas Mackie and de team at Courtesy cashing in, my ad runs something like this “He IS the messenger of the lord, he IS infallible, HE drives a FIAT, who am I to question HIM, good for the Holy Father, better for the Vendor!”
Of course it don’t tek long fuh 24 hour American news media to get down to de politics, one of the most ridiculous discussions I heard, centred pun if de Pope was a politician, would he be a Democrat or Republican, imagine dat? De conclusion was dat though both parites would find something in his message fuh them, he would be a Democrat! But then again, why should I be surprised, wunnah does report every stupid comment emanating from de mouth of one Donald Trump, whether it mek sense or not!
And in a breaking news story after Francis called for economic justice, Immigration reform and action on climate change, in a CNN overnight poll, results showed dat 53 per cent of Republicans thought he was a Muslim!
Then de tragedy with the Pilgrims, over 700 people dead in a stampede and hundreds more injured, how does this happen, this is not de first time but it is de worst on record, somebody got to tek de blame fuh this awful loss of human life, at a time when they should be celebrating Eid, instead families bawling at de senseless loss of life.
And speaking of loss of life, another gun related loss of life in Bubbadus as a businessman get intercept pun a country road, robbed and shot and later died. De whispers getting louder, de talk is dat business people being targeted in their homes, business houses and even on de roads, I know bout too many of dese robberies to pretend dat something is not rotting in paradise, we cannot bury we head in de sand, guns guns guns everywhere and now robberies, morning noon and night, we bring we pigs to fine market!
Dis past week too I read about somebody described as a martyr, I wasn’t too sure bout de context of de description so I went to Google to fact check and dis is what I find “a person who willingly suffers death rather than renounce his or her religion. a person who is put to death or endures great suffering on behalf of any belief, principle, or cause: a martyr to the cause of social justice.”
At least I know fuh sure now what a martyr is! Wunnah could decide fuh wunnah self who is or isn’t one!
I Market vendor gone fuh now, you have a blessed and a wonderful day, yuh hear?


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