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If Rush Limbaugh and Sarah
Palin don’t like the pope, they
won’t care much for Jesus

Washington Post, by Reza Aslan

Original Article

Posted By:Pluperfect, 11/29/2013 4:36:01 PM

Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin are starting to sour on the new pope. In response to Pope Francis’ first Apostolic Exhortation, in which the pontiff denounced “trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world,” these two paragons of the far right – both of whom regularly invoke the teachings of Jesus to bolster their own political views – have suddenly turned their backs on the man whose actual job description is to speak for Jesus. Sarah Palin complained that Pope Francis sounded “kind

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I don´t believe either Limbaugh or Palin are Catholic, so their opinion is not particularly important when discussing the Pope.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mitzi, 11/29/2013 4:43:19 PM     (No. 9633813)

If I´m not mistaken, they were "troubled" by what they read in the MSM ... nothing about not "liking" the Pope.

Sarah apologized when she realized she was misled by erroneous MSM interpretation of the Pope´s words.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: jj1319, 11/29/2013 4:43:56 PM     (No. 9633816)

FTA: "... both of whom regularly invoke the teachings of Jesus to bolster their own political views..."

Don´t recall hearing that.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: tipover, 11/29/2013 4:44:01 PM     (No. 9633817)

The opinions of Limbaugh and Palin can be just as important for Non-Catholics as the Popes are to Catholics. And as non-catholics they can disagree with him without guilt or fear of excommunication.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 11/29/2013 4:46:13 PM     (No. 9633820)

So the Washington Post are now experts on Catholicism and Christianity? The Post has bashed Christians for years and they are now suddenly defenders of the faith?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/29/2013 4:47:24 PM     (No. 9633822)

More hokey liberal speak..disagree with someone and that automatically means you don´t like the speaker.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: mitzi, 11/29/2013 4:47:43 PM     (No. 9633823)

Did you see who wrote the article? Ignore him.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: kahunavol, 11/29/2013 4:48:00 PM     (No. 9633825)

Reza Aslan is the Muslim expert on Christianity now, he wrote a book. s/o

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Lalo, 11/29/2013 4:49:58 PM     (No. 9633828)

Doesn´t matter if they´re Catholic or not - it´s the content of what he´s saying. I agree with Reza. You can´t really argue with what the Pope said there; because justice & inclusiveness are not the purpose of the free market. At the same time, greater justice & inclusiveness are not necessarily precluded by some form of free enterprise either & his statement does not say that they are. I think if Jack Kemp were alive today, the Pope might be singing a different tune.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 11/29/2013 4:54:19 PM     (No. 9633833)

Well, well. Another troublemaker Lefty, sticking its nose into things that don´t concern it.

Aslan, go back to Snotville. You´re not fit for decent company.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 11/29/2013 4:57:32 PM     (No. 9633835)

Well, OP, I am not a Democrat. Does that mean my opinion of Obama isn´t important?

Or is this yet another posting designed to bash Sarah Palin?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: beth, 11/29/2013 5:00:26 PM     (No. 9633842)

The Pope needs to lead by example and liquidate all the Catholic church´s holdings and turn that money over to the poor.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: enuf8, 11/29/2013 5:06:11 PM     (No. 9633849)

Since the CNN conversation with Tapper was earlier in November before the book tour, it seems like this so=called journ-O-LIAR is a bit late, or did it take this long to come up with snark against Palin and Limbaugh. One thing never fails, though, one can count on a particular number of individuals to delight in trying to find anything negative on Palin.

The comment supposedly made by Palin was not exactly correct. Go, find the CNN interview with Tapper.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: faith_and_reason, 11/29/2013 5:06:16 PM     (No. 9633851)

#8 wrote that the pope is not wrong, because "...justice & inclusiveness are not the purpose of the free market."

I disagree. God-given property rights (of discoverers and producers of new resources), along with the included God-given right to exchange these legitimately owned resources with others, without the burdens of force, fraud or theft, *are* the rights of a true free market. Justice is therefore an aspect of the free market.

If the pope disapproves of the ways others are using their God-given property rights, he has the right to exhort different priorities, the same as anyone else.

But he has no right to judge their use of their own property. They answer to God, not a mere man!

Especially not a man so ignorant of the incredible blessedness of nations that embrace the true free market, i.e., radical *justice* through radical protection of property rights

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Scout Finch, 11/29/2013 5:15:02 PM     (No. 9633859)

I´m pretty sure Jesus did not recommend that a large government plunder our income for wasteful programs covering procedures that are contrary to our beliefs to "help the poor". Charity must be local and voluntary. I love how all these nonbelievers suddenly become experts on "Christianity".

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Lalo, 11/29/2013 5:15:06 PM     (No. 9633860)

#13, greater justice & inclusiveness are indeed not the purpose of free enterprise, but free enterprise makes them possible. I am for free enterprise (modified, unless you want to dismantle Social Security & Medicare, etc., and I realize some of you may say you do). What I was trying to say was that the Pope did leave some wiggle room; it was not a categorically anti-free enterprise statement. He used words like "necessarily" and the logic of his statement in general left room for a concerned form of capitalism. So again, I think if there were more capitalists like Jack Kemp - who at least showed some sort of concern for the lower rungs, the Pope would have to recognize some potential for good in the free enterprise system.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: EQKimball, 11/29/2013 5:18:53 PM     (No. 9633865)

Jesus preached the responsibility of individuals (e.g. the Good Samaritan), not nations. Liberal theology is all about going to heaven on the group plan. Get your free admission tickets by voting for the rich guy to pay up.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Lalo, 11/29/2013 5:19:01 PM     (No. 9633866)

One more post if I may.. and when I said ´potential for good´, I didn´t mean that capitalism doesn´t create a great deal of good, e.g. freedom, for one! But I meant, vis-a-vis that particular concern of the Pope´s - the poor. And I did not mean promote lousy programs for them; I mean at the very least, some sort of concern & ideas to help, preferably not government-related.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: woodenleg, 11/29/2013 5:21:23 PM     (No. 9633870)

This not about the Pope, nor Rush Limbaugh, nor Sarah Palin......this is about the arrogance and sanctimony of the author and board of editors of the Washington Post.....staggering.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: harleynyc, 11/29/2013 5:22:48 PM     (No. 9633872)

Who takes the Post for being truthful and nonpartisan ?

...crickets...

I thought so.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 11/29/2013 5:26:08 PM     (No. 9633875)

Dittoes, #6 & 7. When I want theological advice on Jesus or his teachings, I sure as Hell (intentional pun) won´t turn to a Muslim. Or the Washington Post.

(For years I´ve been quoting Oliver North: "Every day I read the Bible and the Washington Post. That way I know what both sides are up to."

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Mr smart, 11/29/2013 5:26:23 PM     (No. 9633876)

What the Pope has been saying is something to worry about. Is the media getting it wrong
or has he backtracked on things he has said?
As many think from what is going on in the world we may be in the end time the Bible talks about. For as long as I can remember
the thought of the pope being involved with the antichrist has been talked about even about a Pope being the antichrist.
Some things from this pope sound to me like things Obama says. Time will tell if he is good or bad.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Japanorama, 11/29/2013 5:31:58 PM     (No. 9633883)

Jews don´t care much for Jesus.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 11/29/2013 5:32:04 PM     (No. 9633884)

With an un-closeted socialist in the Vatican the left seems to be moderating their political views of the Catholic Church.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: dwa, 11/29/2013 5:38:05 PM     (No. 9633893)

Typical clap-trap from the leftist Washington Post

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Not gonna take it anymore, 11/29/2013 5:52:49 PM     (No. 9633902)

Subsidiarity is Catholic teaching, socialism has no place in the teaching of the Church.

The Pope is talking about free marketeers who have no conscience. Who don´t pay a living wage, whose idea of charity if forcing birth control on the poor in order for them to receive aid.

There is more than enough to go around in the world but because of greed it does not get to the poorest who need food, shelter, clean water, etc.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: mc squared, 11/29/2013 6:01:33 PM     (No. 9633909)

The Pope is a giant public figure and isn´t immune from criticism from anyone.
I was raised Catholic. The hierarchy of the church has never been conservative; particularity with other peoples´ money.

If the translation is correct, he´s biting the hand that keeps him in the Vatican.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 11/29/2013 6:03:38 PM     (No. 9633910)

The Pope is a Communist just like 0bama is a Communist. It´s not any more complicated than that.

That´s not s swipe at Catholics or the Catholic Church. I have no quarrel with either.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Darling, 11/29/2013 6:18:19 PM     (No. 9633930)

God makes men. Men make Popes.

We know from the John Paul II years that the Pope is not infallible. The movement to and hiding of pedophile priests in poor, often immigrant parishes was not in keeping with Christ´s teachings. He would never have elevated the church over the faithful flock.

I, too, have been disturbed by this Pope´s almost suck-up way of putting down capitalism and the money earned by free men. Jesus told the parable of the talents and praised the good steward of money, and scorned the man who buried the talent and did nothing with it. I am surprised that the Pope does not more vocally praise the person who works hard and invests, rather than acting like such people are a scourge to "the poor."

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Lalo, 11/29/2013 6:27:21 PM     (No. 9633942)

Precisely, #25.

And the Pope is neither a communist nor a capitalist.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: tc1969, 11/29/2013 7:01:39 PM     (No. 9633978)

I´d be interested to know just where this "unfettered capitalism" is taking place? Singapore? South Korea? Poland? Certainly not here.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 11/29/2013 7:16:36 PM     (No. 9634002)

So, according to our resident certified SDS patient, if you´re not Catholic ,you just don´t get an opinion on anything the pope says or does. In fact , it might be better if we just pass a law that only Catholics are allowed to listen to or read his words.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: msjena, 11/29/2013 7:21:27 PM     (No. 9634004)

If the enemy of my enemy is my friend, then the haters are friends with a Muslim Christian-basher.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: zahbudda, 11/29/2013 7:34:28 PM     (No. 9634018)

So now we have to be lectured by this blaphemous Muslim Son of Satan!

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Reply 34 - Posted by: yuban, 11/29/2013 8:01:05 PM     (No. 9634028)

Yet another posting of an article bashing Palin and Rush. Gee, go figure it is a Moderate that posts this nonsense.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: mws50, 11/29/2013 8:06:13 PM     (No. 9634033)

Aslan is a fool. Capitalism increases the chances a poor person can better themselves.

Capitalism requires product. To obtain product, workers must make the product. The more product required, the more people required to create the product. IOW, the more capitalism flourishes, the more likely the poor will acquire jobs to help them prosper.

This is economics 101. Too bad this simple stuff baffles liberals and progressives.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: retiree, 11/29/2013 8:10:06 PM     (No. 9634037)

Nowhere in my bible does it say to trust in the pope. It does say to trust in Jesus.
The pope is a mere man. Jesus is HOLY.
This Reza Aslan has no idea whether they care for Jesus or not. He cannot speak for them.
Besides that God will decide if they are worthy of heaven or not, not the pope or Aslan.


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Reply 37 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 11/29/2013 8:10:20 PM     (No. 9634038)

Rush "harrumphed into his giant microphone".

I was laughing out loud at this.

"Limbaugh, in his trademarked conspiratorial style, speculated ... ".

Reza, the razor, continued to my amusement. Then ...


"This popular view of Jesus, which I challenge in my book,"

Ah-hah!! Reza, the razor, has a book for sale, and is doing a very un-Christian thing by maligning Limbaugh and Palin for a bit of free publicity - both of whom regularly invoke the teachings of Jesus to bolster their own political views is a whopper.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: kono, 11/29/2013 8:56:46 PM     (No. 9634073)

#13 -- "God-given property rights"

God gives us stewardship of things, not ownership. Nothing, not even our own life, belongs to us. It´s true owner is God, though -- not government.

That said, the Catholic Church has long had difficulty articulating in this area, because it is neither free-market nor Communist. What I see as its major error, though, is that it doesn´t seem to recognize secular socialism for what it is: Communism disguised to appear less threatening.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: bmw50, 11/29/2013 9:02:46 PM     (No. 9634077)

This is just a Lefty attacking Rush and Sarah.
Notice that Reza says NOTHING about Democrat Catholic Politicians that may not say anything against the Pope but LIVE a polar opposite life than that of a Catholic. Hey Reza, how about Democrat Catholics that protect the right to kill unborn children, support gay marriage and ungodly lifestyles, deny schools the right to pray or mention the name of Jesus, force people to put their faith in the government, change the names of Christian holidays into something secular, ect??? Aren´t these Democrats Catholics making a mockery of the Pope, the Church and Christianity?
No, nothing said about them, Huh Reza! Political Hack!

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Reply 40 - Posted by: tedinmich, 11/29/2013 9:08:17 PM     (No. 9634080)

Jesus speaks for Jesus!! Ted in Michigan

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Reply 41 - Posted by: jlw509, 11/29/2013 9:11:49 PM     (No. 9634083)

#3, You seem to be somewhat out of the loop. Catholics don´t get excommunicated for disagreeing with he pope. Really.

(My eyes are rolling so hard I can see my brain.)

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Reply 42 - Posted by: jlw509, 11/29/2013 9:16:29 PM     (No. 9634087)

#11, the pope doesn´t have the authority to "liquidate all the Catholic churches and give to the poor." He doesn´t "own" all the Catholic Churches. And a lot of the churches were built by the poor; and he middle class; and the wealthy; where they come together as equals and in dignity, to do the most noble thing in this world: worship Almighty God.

But liquidating was a favorite program of the Communists, come to think of it, and they did it on a grand scale. That´s attractive to you?

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Aud, 11/29/2013 9:31:30 PM     (No. 9634101)

Sarah was brought for baptism into the Catholic Church as a baby by her Catholic parents. Why her mother fell-away when the family moved to Alaska is a bit of a mystery, and discussed here http://dustofthetime.blogspot.com/2008/09/sarah-palin-why-no-longer-catholic.html

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Reply 44 - Posted by: ChipThome, 11/29/2013 9:46:45 PM     (No. 9634105)

If what I have read that´s come from the Pope is a direct translation and not a Liberal´s interpretation, then the Pope is just another Marxist disguised as man of the cloth.

The question arises, which is it that was put before me as the Popes words ???

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Reply 45 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 11/29/2013 9:57:32 PM     (No. 9634115)

Just to set the point straight, God doesn´t decide if you are ´worthy of heaven or not´. You do. It is your free choice to accept the Freedom Jesus paid for, or not. God doesn´t send anyone to hell, the decision to reject Jesus does.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: nonsense, 11/29/2013 10:07:37 PM     (No. 9634119)

Sounds like Pope Francis is a Jesuit who wants to be a Franciscan.

Agree with so many other L-dotters, just an excuse to sell his crummy book and slam Rush and Palin at the same time. You´d think a Leftist would recognize Marxism, wouldn´t you?

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Reply 47 - Posted by: wsdiego, 11/29/2013 10:20:42 PM     (No. 9634125)

Are you saying the Pope is Jesus?

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Bohallx, 11/29/2013 10:51:31 PM     (No. 9634146)

Francis is from Argentina.

They actually have some consciousless men of great wealth there ~ the working poor used to be so poor they didn´t own shirts

Actually, everyone in Latin America can thank God and the United States for the introduction of knit tee-shirts and the machines that make them.

Gives them something to wear, and an export.

Back in the good old days when the coal industry failed in the coal fields of Eastern Kentucky the destitute miners came North to Indiana.

A rough people, but proud ~ but equally destitute, lived in their cars in our neighborhood, and I remember the day clearly when the kids finally came to the bus stop to go to thep public school ~ they had no shoes and walked barefoot in the snow that day.

I knew that words like "descamisados" have an origin somewhere in a reality you and I would not care to visit without Dante as our guide.

Whatever the Pope thinks in economic terms he undoubtedly had some similar experiences.



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Reply 49 - Posted by: kono, 11/29/2013 11:10:59 PM     (No. 9634154)

Not quite, #40 ... Peter´s successor speaks for Jesus.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: killerbee, 11/29/2013 11:22:33 PM     (No. 9634164)

Reza Aslan is an anti-Christian, academic fraud whom the left has embraced as the greatest theologian since theology. He´s been self-promoting a lot and he knows his audience (as most snake-oil salesmen do). Attacking Limbaugh and Palin is the best way for him to get some more leftist fawning.

It´s too bad our "intelligencia" is so easily led by hucksters.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: Salt5792, 11/29/2013 11:25:45 PM     (No. 9634166)

Actually, lots of Catholics also disagree with the Exhortation.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: tisHimself, 11/29/2013 11:29:37 PM     (No. 9634171)

A couple of points
1. Poster managed to find a Muslim to reinforce her personal and demonstrated contempt for Catholics, church goers in general, Limbaugh and Palin. Typical of the establishment rovians who find those pesky principled conservatives who just won´t shut up and sit in the back of the bus.

2. The Catholic message of social justice is not new; Marx and Engel saw the post industrial chasm between rich and poor and created an atheistic economic and political system. Dickens saw it and gave us Ebenezer Scrooge. Leo XIII gave us Rerum Novarum as a tutorial in the evils of communism and economic Darwinism. JPII reminded all of the incompatability of controlled economies with Centesimus Annos.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: tisHimself, 11/29/2013 11:53:22 PM     (No. 9634179)

3. Neither Chesterton nor Ayn Rand are Marxists; one reconciles the role Christianity and economics, the other denies the nexus completely.

4. The story of Francis, his unwillingness to embrace the Marxism of post Vatican II among his fellow South American Jesuits and his exile to teaching high school chemistry is well documented. Noted antiCommunist JPII found Francis a brilliant alternative to the liberation theology of Argentina and made him Bishp and Cardinal. A Cardinal who has been consistent in his criticism of the Argentinian government.

5. As a Jesuit shunned by his marxist brethren, he has remained true to his vows of poverty and by example has reminded all Christians that our primary function on this earth is to increase faith hope and love toward all, particularly those with the least. That´s not Marxism. It also isn´t Bain Capital.

6. He offers nothing new or different from JPII, who showed the strength Christianity can provide in uniting against totalitarianism. Benedict XVI continued to correct the theological and practical errors of the vatican II reforms and weed out the european socialists of post world war II Vatican in a professorial manner.

So now we have an outgoing Jesuit, consistent with his vows of poverty, who talks a lot, specifically to those who desperately want to create a liberal Pope who reinforces a world view. And fools and religious bigots who would rather get their information about this man from NPR and the New York times.

As Cosell used to say " get some knowleability"

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Reply 54 - Posted by: fritzilou, 11/30/2013 12:09:29 AM     (No. 9634187)

The headline is deceiving. They did not say that do not like the Pope....they feel he is misinformed about capitalism and I do too. The Pope appears to be a loving human being who wants the best for humanity, but hasn´t learned much about economics. Capitalism is still the best and fairest way of earning wealth and working in the system builds a work ethic.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: jackburton, 11/30/2013 1:56:55 PM     (No. 9634935)

Uh, your Holiness? There was nothing trickle down or free market about...

...your embassy getting closed. Want to pick your battles better?

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Reply 56 - Posted by: Crashnburn, 11/30/2013 3:40:00 PM     (No. 9635029)

The late, great economist, Milton Friedman, used to say the free market is the best way to lift the poor out of poverty (paraphrased).

And capitalism CREATES the free market.

I´m Catholic, and have dealt with a liberal parish ever since I started going to a local Catholic church. One of the priests there thinks that we should be forced to buy health insurance that provides contraception, and abortifacint (sp) drugs!

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Republicans are now favored to control both chambers of Congress after the 2014 election. And thanks to favorable maps in both the House and the Senate, they could hold both for plenty of years to come. While much has been written in recent weeks about the GOP´s improving chances to win the Senate in 2014 -- and, to a lesser extent, the Democrats´ chances of winning it back in 2016 -- a look at the Senate map as a whole tells us this: Regardless of what happens in the next few years, Republicans have a distinct advantage in the battle

Real health care reform: Give states
the tools, and let them do the job
Fox News, by Gov. Bobby Jindal    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/3/2014 4:33:14 AM     Post Reply
They’re practically the first words out of one’s mouth the second a Washington reporter hears about a new health reform proposal: "How many people does your plan cover?" The basic premise of the America Next health plan I’m endorsing today is simple: “I believe the problem is not that folks are trying to avoid getting health care. The problem is they can’t afford it.” In short, I agree with Barack Obama. Of course, Barack Obama circa January 2008—when he uttered those words in opposition to a health insurance mandate -- represents a far cry from the Barack Obama who signed ObamaCare into

Catastrophic Washington landslide:
Plenty of blame to go around?
CNN, by Chelsea J. Carter    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/3/2014 4:30:12 AM     Post Reply
Darrington, Washington-- The signs touting logger pride are everywhere in this small town tucked away in Washington´s rugged North Cascade Mountains. It´s at the high school, where the school mascot -- the Loggers -- recalls burly men with chainsaws. It´s in the community center´s giant hand-painted wall mural that depicts the mountain peaks and thick swaths of Douglas fir that surround this town of roughly 1,300. And it´s in the handmade posters that have been taped to storefronts, offering thanks to the loggers who were among the first to respond after an avalanche of mud, rock and splintered trees wiped out homes in

US Secretly Built ´Cuban
Twitter´ To Stir Unrest
Associated Press, by Desmond Butler*    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/3/2014 4:25:26 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government masterminded the creation of a "Cuban Twitter" - a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba, built with secret shell companies and financed through foreign banks, The Associated Press has learned. The project, which lasted more than two years and drew tens of thousands of subscribers, sought to evade Cuba´s stranglehold on the Internet with a primitive social media platform. First, the network would build a Cuban audience, mostly young people; then, the plan was to push them toward dissent. Yet its users were neither aware it was created by a U.S. agency with

Obama: Ineffectually Challenged
Reuters, by Bill Schneider    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/2/2014 11:52:15 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama is in a funk. Americans are coming to see the president as ineffectual. That is a dangerous perception. Obama’s job approval rating is at risk of dropping below 40 percent. Democrats may lose their majority in the Senate this fall. It may be difficult for the president to accomplish anything during his last two years. In the March NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll, 42 of registered voters say they would be less likely to vote for a candidate endorsed by Obama. Only 22 percent say they would be more likely to vote for Obama’s candidate. Why is this happening? Republicans

Captain Obama and the
wreck of the Hesperus
Daily Caller, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/2/2014 5:36:29 AM     Post Reply
Barack Obama’s legacy legislation, the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA) – commonly known as “Obamacare” – has clearly become the political equivalent of the wreck of the Hesperus. If there was any doubt remaining about that, it was all but removed by the administration’s recent decision to provide “hardship exemptions” to just about anyone who can work up the energy to apply for one – and its admitted inability to control the security of its own web portal. In case anyone forgets, Longfellow’s “The Wreck of the Hesperus” is the tragic story of a ship that floundered and sunk as the result

Defense Secretary ´Looking´ at Banning
Tobacco Sales at Military Installations
Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/2/2014 5:23:20 AM     Post Reply
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is "looking" at banning the sale of tobacco at military installations. According to one military publication, Hagel appears to support it. "As the Navy considers banning tobacco sales on all bases and ships, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel gave a strong endorsement of the review Monday, and suggested that he would be in favor of a ban," reports Stars and Stripes. “I don’t know if there’s anybody in America who still thinks that tobacco is good for you,” Stars and Stripes quotes Hagel as saying. “We don’t allow smoking in any of our government buildings. Restaurants, states, [and]

Why the All-Ivy League Story Stirs Up Tensions
Between African Immigrants and Black Americans
Atlantic Wire, by Arit John    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/2/2014 5:20:39 AM     Post Reply
The story of the first-generation Ghanian-American student accepted by all eight Ivy league schools is wonderful, but it also stirs up the tension between black Americans and recent African immigrants — especially when you describe him as "not a typical African-American kid." That´s been the reaction to USA Today´s profile on Kwasi Enin, a Long Island high schooler who got into the nation´s most competitive schools through hard work and, according to IvyWise CEO Katherine Cohen, being African (and being male). At one point the piece reads: Being a first-generation American from Ghana also helps him stand out, Cohen says. "He´s

Even by FL standards, Jake Rush
campaign is 100 percent strange
Miami Herald [FL], by Marc A. Caputo    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/1/2014 12:43:14 PM     Post Reply
Nothing like a little gamer-occult-rape-cocaine imagery to keep Florida in contention for the Capitol of Weird. So thank you, Jake Rush. The Republican lawyer and former cop wants to topple tea party Congressman Ted Yoho. Rush´s first web ad shows him swearing on the Bible, wearing his old Alachua County Sheriff´s Office uniform and teaching kids about the U.S. Constitution. The images of him wearing black contact lenses while dressed in Dracula-like leather outfits? Not so much. But an anonymous emailer on March 23 began outing Ross as a member of a role-playing gamer-group called Mind´s Eye Society. Rush´s campaign responded hours later by saying



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PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
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National Enquirer, by Steve Herz    Original Article
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PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
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Washington Times (D.C.), by Dave Boyer    Original Article
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Daily Beast, by Myra Adams    Original Article
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With Chris Christie in deep trouble, Republican poobahs are reportedly looking to Jeb Bush to save their party in 2016. The former two-term governor of Florida speaks fluent Spanish, is a convert to Catholicism, and has high name recognition. Jeb could raise millions of dollars over night by just saying “yes” to running. Despite all this, there are strong reasons Republicans should say no to him. 1. His last name is poison. Let’s face it, if Jeb Bush had the last name of Something Else he would have already run for president in 2008 or 2012. According to a recent Washington Post/ABC News poll registered voters were asked if they would definitely NOT vote for Jeb Bush and 50 percent said they would not.

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Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
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CBS Local (Atlanta, GA), by Staff    Original Article
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