Tuesday, September 22, 2015

White House guest list for the pope irks some conservatives


White House guest list for the pope irks some conservatives
With today’s arrival of Pope Francis in the United States, there is simmering controversy over the Obama administration’s guest list for his visit to the White House, especially among conservative commentators who believe that the president should not have invited people at odds with the Vatican’s positions on gay clergy, same-sex marriage and abortion.

First Republican who calls the Pope a "PINO" wins a copy of Ann Coulter's new book "Shut Up, Foreigner."- LOLGOP

The World Is A Safer Place Without Saddam

Trump's playbook: attack a group (Mexicans, women, Muslims) and then say you love them. Trump is America's abusive boyfriend.- Andy Borowitz

The Ultra Religious GOP Will Not Like The Pope's Message. 
 Pope Francis was to due to arrive in the United States on Tuesday bearing a message that the power and wealth that Washington symbolizes should be made to serve humanity, and not the other way around.

97% of climate scientists believe we can do something to prevent global warming. 100% of Popes and 0% of GOP candidates for president agree.- LOLGOP

Republican Shenanigans

CNN wisely called it 'The Republican Debate' rather than 'This 3-hr Commercial for Democrats.'- John Fugelsang

Wake Up And Smell The Bushes
The big news in Texas right now is that George P Bush, son of a JebBush, got elected Land Commissioner in Texas and is violating the law, hiring his friends and family, not posting jobs, and has turned the Texas General Land office to a frat house / political payoff machine that even has his retired Republican predecessor aghast.

To easiest way to win the GOP primary is to offend the exact people you need to win the general election.- LOLGOP

Freedom from other people's religions is one thing the Founders nailed almost from the beginning. Nice to see the GOP 3 centuries behind.- LOLGOP

Fox Feud With Trump Accelerates
Real-estate magnate Donald Trump's feud with Fox News is apparently back on again.
The Republican presidential front-runner had two seemingly pleasant Fox News interviews on Monday.

Rock The Voter News

Bernie Sanders had 27,500 in the sport arena in Los Angeles In August, 11,000 in Phoenix, 28,000 in Portland on a Sunday. A guy in his 70s filling stadiums? Who does he think he is, a Rolling Stone?- Stephen Colbert

Obama Has Broken Another Record
Friday afternoon announcements in Washington are usually aimed at attracting as little attention as possible, but last Friday was different. President Obama’s decision to nominate Eric Fanning — an openly gay man — to head a branch of the military which only four years ago did not allow gays and lesbians to serve openly, was both historic and attention-grabbing.

And it underscored an often-overlooked feature of the Obama presidency: Obama has presided over the most demographically diverse administration in history, according to a new analysis of his top appointments

Because the FEC does not let candidate names appear in the title of a Super PAC, Carly Fiorina’s organization has started claiming its name CARLY for America is an acronym that stands for Conservative, Authentic, Responsive Leadership for You and for America. And I think that shows her campaign is full of Strategic, Honorable, and Interesting Tactics. - Seth Myers

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Remember General Petraeus?
Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus apologized to Congress on Tuesday for sharing classified information with his biographer-mistress, then pivoted from personal to battlefield policy and labeled the current U.S. strategy for fighting Islamic State in the Middle East "inadequate."

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Jeb Bush's timing is impeccable. Right as Volkswagen's cheating is showing us my we need regulations, he wants to gut them.- LOLGOP

White Collar Criminal Gets 28 Years
The former owner of a peanut company in Georgia was sentenced to 28 years in prison on Monday for his role in a salmonella outbreak that killed nine people and sickened hundreds, a rare instance of jail time in a food contamination case.

Bumped into Sean Penn today. His work in Haiti continues without fanfare.  He puts his time and money there without reward and I applaud him. - James Woods

Clarke Gable joined the US Army Air Forces in 1942 and spent most of 1943 in RAF Polebrook with the 351st Bomb Group.



Odd News

Time To Deflate Photo

Dyrhólaey, Iceland, a place I don't plan to ever see from that vantage point. Yow.


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