Saturday, January 31, 2009
Return of the robe
|Carl Joseph, known throughout the area as “What’s Your Name?” walks along South Wyoming Street on Friday.|
BY BOBBY MASO
The second coming, so far, has been quieter.
The mysterious figure known here as “What’s Your Name?” has re-emerged in the Hazleton area, almost a decade after he first began walking its streets – often barefoot – proclaiming the word of God.
“What’s Your Name?” was his response to those who would ask him his name, and it became his moniker. He’s also been known as “The Jesus Guy” or just Carl James Joseph, his birth name.
But no matter what he’s called, there’s generally enough buzz to attract even the modestly curious to the nomadic evangelist with Jesus-like long hair and beard, and a simple white robe.
On Tuesday, sightings of Joseph were reported around Tamaqua. By Tuesday night, he was back in Hazleton, stopping on sidewalks to chat and attending Mass at St. Gabriel’s Roman Catholic Church on South Wyoming Street.
Joseph has been spreading his religious message for 20 years – and he’s been doing the same since Hazleton last saw him.
“After I left this area the last time, I went to Philadelphia. I went to South Jersey to minister. Then, after 9/11, I thought I would either go to New York City or Washington. God brought me to the capital,” he said Friday in downtown Hazleton.
After leaving Washington, Joseph said he headed to Alabama, where the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) is based. He said last week’s Pro-Life March in Washington, D.C., which opposes abortion, led him back to Pennsylvania.
“That’s such an important issue at this time and I wanted to be a part of it because if the Freedom of Choice Act is passed, it will be one of the greatest evils,” the Catholic/Christian evangelist said.
Joseph focuses on Christ but still likes to address specific needs, like that of the need to have special community events that bring everyone together.
“I hope we can focus on our needs and focus on a solution, especially spiritually, and have united prayer,” he said. “And also on having a greater communication in particular within the Hispanic and non-Hispanic community.”
Joseph said he’s worked with members of the Hispanic community – he’s fluent in Spanish – to foster greater communication with non-Hispanic community members.
When asked about the reception he gets in Hazleton, Joseph smiled and made no secret that he appreciates the kindness.
“There’s always a great response when I am here,” he said. “There was a tremendous response when I first arrived and it got the attention of the whole world. It’s always nice to be here and as Jesus said, “a city on a mountain is meant to share it’s light.’”
Not long after he first came to Hazleton in 2000, reporters with newspapers and television networks from around the world converged on Hazleton to tell his story. Later, a documentary called “The Jesus Guy” was produced; the traveling preacher believes it has helped change lives.
One whose life changed is Dr. Frank Polidora, who first noticed Joseph walking along Interstate 80 almost 10 years ago.
“The weather then was much the same as it is now,” Polidora said. “Later, I was looking for him and saw him in the chapel at (the former) St. Joe’s hospital. I took him around to see the patients and it was amazing how people accepted him.
“I mean, the one thing is, he’s not Christ,” Polidora continued. “But he’s like a living icon. And what do icons do? They make us think of saints. And with him, I often noticed that you’d see other people who either loved, hated or feared him, and it made me think of what it must have been like when Jesus walked the earth.”
Joseph echoed that sentiment, saying he doesn’t think he’s Jesus and that his clothing is not a costume. He merely feels he is sharing good news, just as God told his apostles to do – without shoes, without money, and with one robe.
As for how long he will remain in the area, Joseph said it will be the same as in any other place.
“As long as God wants,” he said. “I hope to do as much good as I can.”
On Tuesday, Joseph hopes to more clearly illustrate his intentions, as well as clear up any questions people may have, when he appears on “The Sam Lesante Show” at 7 p.m. on local Channel 13 SSPTV. He said he will talk, among other things, about the current state of church closings and public criticism of Diocese of Scranton Bishop Joseph Martino.
Friday, January 30, 2009
Really, she lives AT HER PARENTS HOME, with her 6 other children, and is single. Why does this not seem right, cuz they will need OUR assistance. 46 doctors and staff members, how is she going to pay THAT bill/ I am really worried she may already be on welfare and if this is not the case, then she probably will be now. WTF has this world come to where a single mother, living with her parents and her 6 other children is given furtility injections...ridiculous!
And, is just me that thinks this doc looks like the dog from the NO CUPCAKE video?
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Pork and Cocktails.
They really know how to handle a recession...party like there is no problem. Also, on ABC news, it seems Obama like to crank up the heat, recession be damned. While Millions are without electricity, the new president like to keep the White House toasty. Check it out if you don't beleive me.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
If he could not stop the wide spread killing in a town, what makes him a pro at stopping what goes on in the world?
People really don't give a damn what someone SAYS, it's the action taken that changes their minds...
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
|Date, Place||Type of Attack||Casualties||Who|
|Feb 26 1993: USA, NYC, World Trade Center||A bomb planted in an underground car parked at the World Trade Center||6 killed, 1000 injured||Four Muslim fundamentalists are convicted of conspiracy and other charges related to the bombing, thought to have been ordered by Saudi terror master Osama bin Laden. In 1998, the so-called mastermind, Ramzi Ahmed Yousef, is convicted and sentenced to life plus 240 years in prison.|
|July 1993: Lima, Peru||Bomb explodes in bus outside embassy||One killed||Shining Path guerrillas suspected|
|March 1995: Karachi, Pakistan, U.S. Consulate||Murder||Two American diplomats killed||Possible retaliation for World Trade Center bombing conviction|
|April 19 1995: USA, Oklahoma City||Car bomb left outside a federal building||168 killed, 600 injured||Timothy McVeigh, 33, a member of an anarchist group hostile to the federal government, is convicted of the attack in 1997 and is executed in June 2001.|
|September 1995: Moscow, U.S. Embassy||Rocket-propelled grenade||Minor damage||No suspects|
|Oct 1995: USA, train travelling between Miami and Los Angeles and derailed in Arizona||Derailed by sabotage. Two of the bolts on one of the joints of the track were removed. ||1 killed, 80 injured||Previously unknown group calling themselves "The Sons of the Gestapo".|
|November 1995: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, U.S. military headquarters||Bomb||Seven killed||Four anti-royal Saudi Arabian dissidents, possible connections to Party of God an Iran; beheaded in Saudi Arabia|
|February 1996: Athens, U.S. Embassy||Anti-tank missile attack||No injuries||National Struggle terrorist group|
|June 1996: Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, Khobar Towers||Truck bomb||19 U.S. airmen killed||Unknown|
|July 1996: USA, Centenary Park in Atlanta, Georgia. Olympic Games.||Bomb||2 killed, 110 injured|
|November 1997: Karachi, Pakistan||Murder of American oil-company employees||Five killed||Possible revenge for U.S. conviction of Pakistani for murders of two CIA agents|
|May 1998: Unabomber sentenced to life||Parcel bombings||3 killed, 28 injured||Theodore Kaczynski, alias the "Unabomber", is sentenced to life imprisonment for an 18-year campaign of parcel bombings as part of an "anti-modernist" crusade|
|June 1998: Lebanon, U.S. Embassy||Rocket-propelled grenades||No injuries|
|August 1998: Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, U.S. embassies||Simultaneous bombings||263 killed, 5000 injured||Possibly Osama bin Laden, Saudi financier|
|October 2000: The Destroyer USS Cole in the Yemeni port of Aden||Bomb blast||17 killed|
|we can include 9 / 11 in here too because of his lack of taking Osama.|
Friday, January 23, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Shit in one hand and Hope in another, see which one fills up first.
You are too lame to figure out that you were scammed by a sweet talker. Now, break your arm patting yourself on the back.
Need I say anymore? The teams (Phillies THIS YEAR) not withstanding, they choke on such a level it is disturbing. Choke, sputter and puje...it's what makes those asshole Philadelphia fans so pathetic and mean.
Notice he is puking versus MY Bucs !
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Nice how Obama takes donations from people just bailed out...Many of the fundraisers are well-known moneymen and women in Democratic circles. Those leading the list raised at least $300,000. They include two of Obama's top campaign fundraisers: Louis Susman, who retired this month as vice chairman of banking giant and government bailout recipient Citigroup, and billionaire Hyatt hotel heiress .
YOU SUCK !
Friday, January 16, 2009
People are truly assholes...Why no buy a tv or something else to help a major company out?
Who the hell is going to employ these 30,000 jobless HUMANS from Circuit City now?
I know, you don't give a fuck, your waiting for the Messiahhhhhhh....
In a presidential election in which the country went solidly Democratic, Arkansas turned a deeper shade of red. Obama didn't campaign in the state, which may partially explain his loss here to McCain by 20 points, but the defeat also reveals the complexities of the country he inherits, particularly in Appalachia and the upland South.
Eleven counties in Arkansas switched their allegiance from the Democratic presidential candidate in 2004 to the Republican in 2008. This includes Monroe County, where, even with an African American population of 40 percent, McCain beat Obama by three points.
Robert Serio, chairman of the local Democratic Party for 30 years, says Obama was viewed as too liberal in Monroe County. "We don't look at national Democrats as being family-oriented," says Serio, a lawyer. "The multicultural thing would be something we are opposed to. The homosexual question would have an impact."
Why are there so many people that are worried where HE is taking us...because he lied to America. He wants truth to be known in the military where NO ONE really cares if you're gay. Why start some shit by doing this?
HE is injecting cheaters and Clinton Liberals BACK into government he SWORE to set straight.
HE is bolstered by a racial divide and the Youth Of America vote as well as the LAZY ASS SYNDROME all of which have absolutely not clue of what is happening. Their carefree world is not coming to them. They think that HE will put food on their table, gas in their cars and pay their mortgages...HOW STUPID CAN PEOPLE GET?
But hey, HE will boost welfare and programs for the poor (unwilling to earn a living off the governments nipple), just how many nipples does Uncle Sam have???
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Thank you Democrats, the new guy isn't in the office yet, but you guys are shoving up our asses. I sure hope you Liberal bastards are proud of what you have done.
While you're out and about in your private jet, why not read something you will never admit to reading. You Liberals out there can read it too...or let your Nanny read it to you if you're too busy Bullshitting everyone.
You people make me sick. Go get some of the money from the Obama Inauguration and spend it to clean up Blacks Run ! That's alot of SPAM...
From this article comes this...
So in November, Team Obama announced that Geithner had this little problem and was paying his back taxes with interest and that it was all an honest mistake and no big deal, right?
Wrong. They decided to keep it a secret. But The Wall Street Journal discovered it and blew the whistle Tuesday.
The Senate Finance Committee has been looking into Geithner — it has to vote on his appointment — and discovered something else.
According to Gordon and Parnes: “In addition, Geithner included payments to overnight camps in calculating his dependent child care credit in 2001, 2004 and 2005. His accountant informed him in 2006 that the camps were not allowable expenses. The committee notes that Geithner did not file amended returns to fix the mistake.”
Nice Mr. Obama, you just keep fucking with the people's money and letting your boys run a muck. You don't give a damn about this country, as long as your ego gets larger and some stupid fuckers buy your Obama Coin, I hope you're making money on each one sold. The ignorant bastards should clean your clock for screwing with our country...Thanks
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
It is a shame that we must put up with the lies Obama has already given us. The BS about CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN, and not keeping the SAME OL' SAME OL'. is not going to fool anyone but his Peeps.
I now will fly my flag in the Distress mode until something changes. He has lied thru the campaign and now he appoints cheaters and liars. He also tells YOU how bad YOU have it, while we have to pay $150,000,000 for his inauguration...are you fucking kidding me...The Dems bitched about $40 Mil for Bush's...but it's not about Obama, it's about the world and the change that is coming to it.
Good thing he wants to appoint the ONLY person that can understand TARP, yet this fucker can't figure out how not to get caught screwing the public on his taxes UNTIL he gets anointed...FUCK HIM AND FUCK YOU TOO IF YOU VOTED FOR THIS CHEATING, RACIST, SOCIALIST, LIBERAL BASTARD...WRIGHT ? ? ?
Monday, January 12, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
I really don't understand how it must feel to sit and watch president Elect Obama continue to pick servants like he is the reincarnation of Clinton. Now he wants to put Gupta in as SG...WOW.
Nothing says "Hey, so what if I am as uniformed as first reported." I bet Gov. Palin is sitting at home laughing her ass off as she watches this dude embarrass his worshipers.
I really wish Lowell (rockdem.blogspot.com) knew about this site, so he could explain it to me without being noticed by his main stream media fellows.
I think if Obama keeps this up, I won't have anything to blog about, well, with the exception of my enemies Gx, JF'nGoof (whatever) and his demoniac wife Deb SuperFreak and of course the woman that wrote in an email that she thinks I'm a good businessman but dreadfully wrong on everything else Emmy. I do feel for Emmy, having cheated on her husband and all, but HEY they still are friends...whatever that means.
Friday, January 9, 2009
aaannnnddddd, you are not the center of my universe either. Straighten out your neck and go clean someone's bathroom, you suck as a "talking head".
Ok, so maybe Gov. Palin didn't go that far but I do agree the McCain group was too stupid to understand when something goes BAD, you don't keep doing it. Read the article about the new documentary http://www.newsday.com/services/newspaper/printedition/friday/news/ny-etpali095992204jan09,0,4581616.story here.
I will be more than happy to watch her climb to the VP spot again when Newt/Palin ticket becomes reality. Maybe, just maybe we can get a real presidential candidate that doesn't have to rely on ACORN or race to fool the Democrats into voting for him. O is so NO!
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Others that have BAM POWER !
Saturday, January 3, 2009
“The vision is yet for an appointed time..." (Habakkuk 2:3).
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
God has planted seeds of greatness on the inside of you, and He has predestined that those things in your heart come to pass. You may have had more than your share of unfair things happen in your life. You probably have plenty of reasons to just settle where you are. But understand, the depth of your past is an indication of the height of your future. If you’ve been through a lot of negative things in the past, it just means that your future is bigger and brighter and greater than you can even imagine. It’s your time to step out and embrace all that God has for you! Are there dreams and promises that you’ve let go of? Are there things that God has placed in your heart, but because of time, because of disappointments, you’ve given up on them? Today is the day to give your dreams a new beginning. Today is the day to allow faith to rise in your heart. Remember, what’s happened to you is not nearly as important as what’s happened in you, and you are stronger and wiser than ever before. It’s your time; it’s your season to move forward into the destiny that God has prepared for you!
A Prayer for Today
Heavenly Father, thank You for the destiny that You have placed in my heart. I choose to stand in faith knowing that You are working behind the scenes on my behalf. I am confident that I will embrace all that You have for me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Friday, January 2, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
'Well you see, Norm, it's like this . . . A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. And that, Norm, is why you always feel smarter after a few beers.' is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the can only operate as fast as the slowest . Now, as we know, excessive intake of alcohol kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker