¡Papa Francisco!

 

Pope Francis is visiting the U.S. for the first time, and he’s generating a lot of excitement.  A true Franciscan he communicates the messages and lifestyle of Jesus in a joyful way.  Not just to the Catholic population but to the world in general.  While claiming that he has no political affiliation, and only a devotion to the gospels, his  perspective reminds us that, in terms of social issues, Jesus was a liberal.

 

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  1. Jesus was a liberal. No doubt. Which is why the Pope’s visit and message are so problematic for Republicans and conservative Catholics. Their whining has been music to my ears.

    Paul Gosar of Arizona is one of the dimmest out there. (Jesuit-educated dentist who wants the pope to stick to lashing out at Muslims run amok; what’s all this business about climate change — libtard pope!) Gosar is boycotting the Pope’s speech tomorrow. Elevating the event for everyone.

  2. Just another guy in a dress as far as I’m concerned. I miss the red Prada shoes. What’s the point of being pope if you’re not going to wear the ruby slippers! 🙂

    • dnd

      Not from work. From observing. Ya know who else doesn’t like the Pope? Rush Limbaugh and his callers. I heard a bit of their drivel this morning.

      The Pope’s comments made John Boner cry. Of course even strip mall openings make John Boner cry.

        • dnd

          Nope. I cheered. Dealing with climate change and getting rid of the death penalty are high on my list. Ditto helping the needy and income inequality. The golden rule, etc.

          It’s interesting that the Republican candidate’s mantra is: “I’m rich and I’m gonna make you rich too!” A really big lie. The Pope’s message is that money doesn’t buy happiness. The big truth.

  3. I wonder if the Pope might call Boehner at some point today, in support. I also think that tonight’s cocktails will taste real sweet, both to Mr. Boehner and to me.

    Charles Pierce in Esquire:

    Way I figure it is this. In their private chat yesterday, Boehner explained to the pope the problems he was having with the flying monkey caucus, and Papa Francesco who, after all, heads a bureaucracy with a long history as a seething cauldron of ambition, scandal, murder and betrayal, as well as a unique tradition of crazy institutional proceedings (See: Cadaver Synod), listened to Boehner’s plight and said, mildly, “Jesus H. Christ in a Fiat, my son, these people crazy. Get out while you can.” That’s the way I’m going to figure it, anyway.

    Welcome to the monkeyhouse, America. The prion disease afflicting the Republican party finally has devoured the last vestiges of the Republican party’s higher functions. I had as many problems with Boehner as Speaker as anyone did, but, dammit, he at least believed that the government should keep running. And, as much as the [New York] Times wants to believe it, this has nothing to do with the “challenges of divided government,” and everything to do with the fact that the modern Republican party, especially in the House of Representatives, is completely demented.

    (By the way, if I were any of the Republican presidential candidates, with the possible exception of Ted Cruz, I’d be terrified by this development. If the House goes completely mad, if there is (as I suspect) a wild and bloody battle over the next Speaker, that’s going to be what the eventual nominee has to deal with every day on the campaign trail.)

    http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a38246/john-boehner-the-inmates-running-asylum/

    • dnd

      Charlie Pierce nailed it. The cable crowd has been interviewing teabaggers in the House and they are dancing on Boehner’s grave before the body’s even cold. They are the opposition party. Any ideas from the left, no matter how good for the country, or even if they were ideas from the right, are to be opposed. Boehner compromised. Not a lot, but between unfairly jousting the President, he’d occasionally compromise. That is strictly verboten and completely unacceptable for the wing-nuts.

      The Pope probably told Boehner: “Galatians:6.7: you reap what you sow, dufus.”

  4. I applaud the reader commenters asking the NY Times to stop calling the “shutdown caucus” conservatives. They are, but they’re more properly radicals and anti-government anarchists. Labeling them properly is important, but apparently beyond our fine megacorporate-owned media.

  5. Did you guys see the Supermoon? I did, although a lot of clouds scattering across its face. But way cool

    One never knows where one will be in 15 years.

  6. tempebev

    I’m back from Jackson Hole. Beautiful. The aspen were bright yellow. I saw the Super moon. I watched it with binoc’s until it was 99.9% covered.

  7. Glad you had a good vacay, Bev.

    Has anyone been watching the Planned Parenthood grilling of hearing with Cecile Richardson? Makes me want to take out my checkbook and write one to PP, but then I worry that — if PP gets a flurry of donations from horrified women — the GOP dinosaurs in Congress will say — see? PP doesn’t need federal funding. So will send them a check in a few weeks.

    I think these Republicans are counting on being in really safe districts. Because most of them were jackholes on the topic and to Ms. Richardson personally. Could make some really good campaign ads, and NOT have to edit heavily (unlike the videos these idiots take to heart).

    They want yes or no answers, too. And they’re leading the witness, almost every single one of them.

  8. tempebev

    Thank goodness for Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-NY who read the riot act to Jason Chaffetz R-Utah for being a pain in the ass about her salary. Being from Utah, what else could he be? Repugs certainly have a problem with women and it’s becoming more obvious each day. Her name is Cecile Richards, daughter of former Texas governor, the late Ann Richards.

    No wonder Boner wanted out.

    • dnd

      I wish Cecile Richards had told them that they all knew that this was nothing but political grandstanding and they knew it. This is what the American public has come to expect from a do-nothing congress that has no ideas, no morals and no shame. If they’re still beating the Planned Parenthood drum next year it’ll all stop after the November elections.

  9. Carly trying to pull a fast one with “abortion” vids, glad she’s getting called out on it. She disgusts me.

  10. I didn’t believe the Kim Davis meeting story at first. Oh well. Great visit otherwise.

  11. Gotta stick this link in: was Pope Francis set up with the Kim Davis meeting? Charles Pierce of Esquire thinks it’s possible; makes a good case.

    http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a38440/pope-francis-swindled-kim-davis-meeting/

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