Vatican: Holocaust Denying Bishop Must ‘Recant’

It took a worldwide outcry, but the Vatican is now saying that Holocaust-denying Bishop Richard Williamson must recant.

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican on Wednesday demanded that a prelate who denied the Holocaust recant his positions before being fully admitted as a bishop into the Roman Catholic Church.

It also said Pope Benedict XVI had not known about Bishop Richard Williamson’s views when he agreed to lift his excommunication and that of three other ultraconservative bishops Jan. 21.

Just one problem: does anyone really believe that Williamson can make this all OK by mouthing, “I recant?” Why in the world would anyone trust the word of a Holocaust denier?

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1 MJ  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:45:48am

Damage control 101.

2 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:46:19am

I wouldn't trust him.

3 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:46:23am
4 pat  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:46:38am

Give him 10 minutes. Then excommunicate him.

5 DistantThunder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:47:03am

Ick.

Shouldn't religious leaders be held to the highest standards? Simply recanting makes him one step above David Duke.

I reiterate: Ick.

6 jaunte  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:47:29am

I anticipate the bishop's reworking of his next non-apology:
"I'm sorry you were offended."

7 2by2  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:48:00am

That's the whole point with these statements, once they're made, they're out there for other lunatics and deniers to quote from.

8 zombie  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:49:14am

"I deny my denial!" the bishop must say.

"I won't believe you!" I say.

9 mean Gene  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:49:15am

Is this going to be like those Yemeni and Saudi re-education from terror camps?
All you gotta do is spend a bit of time, taking in the propaganda, mouth the words and voila! you are a non-terrorist!
Cured!

10 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:49:20am

why is this bishop so valuable to the church?....he's a serious liability imo...why does this nonsense continue?...I dont know how it works...just fire the guy

11 Sharmuta  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:50:13am

I wish the Vatican had asked for this immediately without pressure, but this is better than not asking for the statements to be recanted at all.

12 mean Gene  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:50:40am

I wonder how many "Hail Mary's," "Our Father's" and whatever else he'll have to do to make it all nice again?

13 Golem Akbar  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:50:50am

OT: Israeli right leading in polls. I'll repost as a link.

14 zombie  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:51:11am

He'll change it from "I don't think all those Jews were killed" to "I'm sorry you found out all those Jews were killed."

And then he'll murmur under his breath, "Next time we won't leave any survivors to squeal on us."

15 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:51:35am

re: #10 albusteve

why is this bishop so valuable to the church?....he's a serious liability imo...why does this nonsense continue?...I dont know how it works...just fire the guy

It's not a matter of firing him, not at least now. Now it's a matter of the Vatican trying to look good no matter what the outcry is.

They don't know where to turn next. They want to look good no matter what.

16 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:51:52am
17 avanti  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:52:00am

OK, I recant my Obama vote, are we friends now ? /s
Total BS.

18 Da Coyote  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:52:11am

Years ago, I left the Catholic Church since their leadership appeared to be as inept as our politicians. Occasionally, I think about returning, but then the church manages to make me bury the thought.

19 Cato the Elder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:52:18am
"Bishop Williamson, in order to be admitted to episcopal functions within the church, will have to take his distance, in an absolutely unequivocal and public fashion, from his position on the Shoah, which the Holy Father was not aware of when the excommunication was lifted," the statement said. The Shoah is the Hebrew term for the Holocaust.

Jewish groups welcomed the Vatican statement, saying it satisfied their key demand.

This is more than damage control. An "absolutely unequivocal and public" recantation is just that. If he's lying or equivocating, it should be easy to tell. I hope it is done (if the worm can bring himself to do it) live and posted on YouTube.

While there is every reason to doubt Williamson's sincerity, I see no reason to question Benedict's on this.

From Williamson's statements that I've watched and read online, I'm willing to lay even money that he won't do it. He's far too committed to his sick, whacko views.

This is going to be interesting.

20 Randall Gross  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:52:41am

I don't believe you can reform SSPX members any more than the Saudis could reform Gitmo releasees.

21 Hhar  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:52:50am

Me, I don't beleive a word the man says. But that isn't necessarily the issue. The importance here is the demand on the part of the Vatican, and the Vatican's current consistent stance on antisemitism.

You can't check what any man's beliefs really are.

22 JohnnyReb  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:52:55am

re: #15 Walter L. Newton

It's not a matter of firing him, not at least now. Now it's a matter of the Vatican trying to look good no matter what the outcry is.

They don't know where to turn next. They want to look good no matter what.

They aren't going to look good any way this comes out in the end. If they just played by their rules all along, they would not be in this spot.

23 LGoPs  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:52:59am
Why in the world would anyone trust the word of a Holocaust denier?

I'd certainly make sure he didn't have his fingers crossed behind his back.....

24 notutopia  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:53:23am

Squirm you sicko commie.
Emails to the vatican do work!

25 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:53:40am

re: #15 Walter L. Newton

It's not a matter of firing him, not at least now. Now it's a matter of the Vatican trying to look good no matter what the outcry is.

They don't know where to turn next. They want to look good no matter what.

which is the bigger problem....it just goes round and round...it's laughable imo

26 Bumr50  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:53:44am

I'm not sure how to respond to the report. As an individualist Christian I really don't care.
It's just what some guy said.
"Organized" religion to me is impossible because my relationship with my God is so intensely personal.
I guess he's an arse.
Nuff said.

27 Randall Gross  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:53:54am

AP has a full flock of DI shills roosting this morn.

28 MJ  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:53:56am

re: #15 Walter L. Newton

It's not a matter of firing him, not at least now. Now it's a matter of the Vatican trying to look good no matter what the outcry is.

They don't know where to turn next. They want to look good no matter what.

Watch it Walter. Cato will down-ding you for stating the obvious.

29 Ringo the Gringo  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:54:16am

My guess is that Williamson will not "recant", and the Pope may actually re-excommunicate him.

30 Ayeless in Ghazi  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:54:21am

The solution to a sicko like this, is to kick him out, not to command him to play nice and lie about his true feelings for the greater good of the church's image.

31 Randall Gross  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:54:31am

It took Merkel to gain this small step, Kudos to her.

32 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:54:42am

"I'm sorry all you hypersensitive, nitpicky, whining complainers were offended."

33 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:54:44am

re: #25 albusteve

which is the bigger problem....it just goes round and round...it's laughable imo

I'm laughing with you brother.

34 yma o hyd  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:54:46am

re: #10 albusteve

why is this bishop so valuable to the church?....he's a serious liability imo...why does this nonsense continue?...I dont know how it works...just fire the guy

He was not consecrated by the RCC, only by that splinter group.
So 'Bishop' is a curtesy title - he has no office in the RCC.

As for why he should be 'valuable' - he is a liability to the Vatican, who allowed him and three others back into the fold.
He is 'valuable' for all those who'd rather bash the Vatican than deal with the real problem of antisemitism in their states.

Oh - and now that this 'bishop' is back in the fold, he can be properly disciplined by the RCC, something which was not possible when he was excommunicated.

Btw - he's not held his pernicious views since just after he was re-admited. He held them before - why was there no outcry then?

35 Salamantis  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:54:53am

I believe that Williamson's recantation of his lies would be even less sincere than Galileo's recantation of his truths.

36 Honorary Yooper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:55:24am

It's a chess game. Pope Benedict XVI is trying to force Williamson back into line.

37 notutopia  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:55:31am

re: #27 Thanos

AP has a full flock of DI shills roosting this morn.

And, I see you're doing your duty best to keep them at bay. AP is surely most appreciative.

38 Dan Tanna  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:56:09am

The Catholic Church has acted shamefully during this episode....

I don't think there is much they can do....short of retracting their excommunication...

And I wont hold my breath on that one.

39 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:56:24am

re: #28 MJ

Watch it Walter. Cato will down-ding you for stating the obvious.

which would be 75% of the posts here...like this one in fact

40 Randall Gross  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:56:30am

re: #37 notutopia

And, I see you're doing your duty best to keep them at bay. AP is surely most appreciative.


I'm giving up for now, you can only wade through so much shit before you start to stink.

41 Honorary Yooper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:56:31am

re: #27 Thanos

AP has a full flock of DI shills roosting this morn.

I saw. It was disgusting how they ragged on Allahpundit.

42 aic4ever  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:56:51am

I was unaware the Pope was turning the Catholic Church, Lutheran!

43 notutopia  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:57:08am

re: #29 Ringo the Gringo

My guess is that Williamson will not "recant", and the Pope may actually re-excommunicate him.

That will work just fine. I won't believe anything that Williamson spews anyway.

44 Achilles Tang  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:57:31am

It would be much more believable if he suddenly decided to say that he no longer believed in God.

45 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:58:09am

re: #28 MJ

Watch it Walter. Cato will down-ding you for stating the obvious.

I'm not sure what you mean?

46 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:58:19am

OT..
Move over Joe..There's a new gaff machine in town!
Pelosi says 500 Million Americans lose thier job each month!
Really?
Wow !
What an Idiot!

47 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:58:43am

Let's see how fast he gets re-excommunicated if he says the cookie is not the real body of Christ.

48 notutopia  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:59:03am

re: #40 Thanos

I'm giving up for now, you can only wade through so much shit before you start to stink.

You're impervious to that shite. Kudos to you for pulling on the hip waders and going into that cesspool!

49 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:59:07am

re: #10 albusteve

why is this bishop so valuable to the church?....he's a serious liability imo...why does this nonsense continue?...I dont know how it works...just fire the guy

The Pope is trying to squash a schism over Vatican II. If the Church embraces those that broke away and were subsequently excommunicated, the Church is hoping to exercise some control over them. We will see how effective this is, since it is now center ring in the media circus. Never mind that the circus will now make this an almost impossible endeavor.

50 Miss Molly  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:59:12am

How did this person get to be a Biship anyway? Surely someone must vet these canidates before they are made Bishops.

If the Pope was "lifting his excommunication" why was he "excommunicated" in the first place? Enquiring minds would like to know.

51 Desert Dog  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:59:16am

I would guess he is on "Double Secret Probation" already. The longer the Pope waits to smack him down, the worse he will look. A GERMAN Pope should have no trouble doing that.

The Catholic Church

According to the Catholic Church, excommunication, in the sense of a formal proceeding, is not a penalty, but rather a formal proclamation of a pre-existing condition in a more or less prominent member of the Catholic Church. When such a person commits acts that in themselves separate him from the communion of the faithful, particularly when by word, deed, or example he or she "spreads division and confusion among the Faithful", it is necessary for the Church to clarify the situation by means of a formal announcement, which informs the laity that this is not a person to follow, and notifies the clergy that the person, by their own willful acts, has separated from the Church and is no longer to receive the sacraments, with the exception of Reconciliation. The decree may also indicate the mode of Reconciliation required for re-entry into the Church, specifying whether the local bishop may administer the process or it is reserved to the Pope. Excommunication is never a merely "vindictive penalty" (designed solely to punish), but is always used as a "medicinal penalty" intended to pressure the person into changing their behaviour or statements, repent and return to full communion.

[Link: en.wikipedia.org...]

52 DistantThunder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:59:28am

re: #46 reloadingisnotahobby

OT..
Move over Joe..There's a new gaff machine in town!
Pelosi says 500 Million Americans lose thier job each month!
Really?
Wow !
What an Idiot!

Leading us like lemmings off the cliff.....but what if the lemmings refuse to follow?

53 vxbush  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 9:59:38am

re: #46 reloadingisnotahobby

OT..
Move over Joe..There's a new gaff machine in town!
Pelosi says 500 Million Americans lose thier job each month!
Really?
Wow !
What an Idiot!

Link? I want to see it for myself. And point my finger, and laugh, and shake my head, and use the ASL sign for "loser."

54 jcm  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:00:11am

Just send the Bishop up the Denial without a paddle.

55 jorline  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:00:11am

OT

Nancy Pelosi: Dumber than Soap

500,000,000? This leadership has made more mistakes and misspoken more time in two weeks than BWG did in two years.

56 DistantThunder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:00:16am

re: #53 vxbush

Link? I want to see it for myself. And point my finger, and laugh, and shake my head, and use the ASL sign for "loser."

Front page of [Link: www.drudgereport.com...]

57 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:00:38am

re: #53 vxbush

Druge report ..top of the page , youtube ..in her own words!

58 DistantThunder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:00:47am

Trillions, billions, millions - she has no concept of real numbers...

59 Honorary Yooper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:01:08am

re: #50 Miss Molly

How did this person get to be a Biship anyway? Surely someone must vet these canidates before they are made Bishops.

If the Pope was "lifting his excommunication" why was he "excommunicated" in the first place? Enquiring minds would like to know.

It was a group excommunication over Vatican II. Benedict XVI wants to get these folks back into line. And they're not bishops in the Church. They've adopted the title for themselves after excommunication.

60 mean Gene  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:01:09am

re: #46 reloadingisnotahobby

OT..
Move over Joe..There's a new gaff machine in town!
Pelosi says 500 Million Americans lose thier job each month!
Really?
Wow !
What an Idiot!

But doesn't she retain her right to ''amend and extend'' her remarks?
I think that's the reason we hear such claptrap from our Congress.....they can clean it up later.
Spoiled.
Forgot that a news conference is NOT the House floor.

61 jcm  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:01:16am

re: #55 jorline

OT

Nancy Pelosi: Dumber than Soap

500,000,000? This leadership has made more mistakes and misspoken more time in two weeks than BWG did in two years.

Big Walkin' George?

62 DaddyG  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:01:17am

re: #53 vxbush

Link? I want to see it for myself. And point my finger, and laugh, and shake my head, and use the ASL sign for "loser."

Here it is - but you will have to supply your own bucket and towel.

63 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:01:33am

One can not recant truly held beliefs. Will he mutter "but it does move" after he mouths the demanded utterance?

64 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:01:37am

re: #50 Miss Molly

How did this person get to be a Biship anyway? Surely someone must vet these canidates before they are made Bishops.

If the Pope was "lifting his excommunication" why was he "excommunicated" in the first place? Enquiring minds would like to know.

He was never consecrated as a Bishop in the Roman Catholic Church, but by the Society of St. Piux X, a group that broke away from the Roman Catholic Church after the Second Vatican Council. Accepting the title of Bishop from this splinter group was the grounds for his excommunication by Pope John Paul II.

65 Syrah  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:01:39am

We should check the Vegas odds on how soon Williamson will get re-excommunicated.

I am thinking early summer looks more and more likely.

66 Desert Dog  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:01:53am

re: #58 DistantThunder

Trillions, billions, millions - she has no concept of real numbers...

Well, it's not like she's in charge of anything important, like appropriation bills or setting the agenda of the entire House....Oh wait, she is.....

67 vxbush  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:01:58am

re: #56 DistantThunder

Front page of [Link: www.drudgereport.com...]

Oh, yeah. Of course, now I need a building-sized hand to make the sign for "loser" to get across what a BIG loser she is.

68 pink freud  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:02:02am

re: #58 DistantThunder

Trillions, billions, millions - she has no concept of real numbers...

She has no concept of reality.

69 avanti  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:02:16am

re: #46 reloadingisnotahobby

OT..
Move over Joe..There's a new gaff machine in town!
Pelosi says 500 Million Americans lose thier job each month!
Really?
Wow !
What an Idiot!

She is, but not just because of a verbal slip. I hope Obama goes after her as suggested here on Hot Air

70 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:02:34am

re: #53 vxbush

LOL!
Nancy is to Congress as ...
The "O" is to the POTUS.....
As Larry Flynt is to.........The Pope!
ETC...ETC....ETC....

71 notutopia  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:02:53am

re: #58 DistantThunder

Trillions, billions, millions - she has no concept of real numbers...

None of them have any number concept when it comes to dollars either.

72 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:02:54am

re: #58 DistantThunder

Trillions, billions, millions - she has no concept of real numbers...

Thinking too hard gives you wrinkles!
/

73 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:02:56am

re: #49 CyanSnowHawk

The Pope is trying to squash a schism over Vatican II. If the Church embraces those that broke away and were subsequently excommunicated, the Church is hoping to exercise some control over them. We will see how effective this is, since it is now center ring in the media circus. Never mind that the circus will now make this an almost impossible endeavor.

the doctrine is ridiculously complicated...for a price I will rewrite employment rules for them....tawk tawk tawk

74 davesax  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:03:36am

Hutton Gibson is a member of a traditionalist sect, and so is famous son.

I'm interested to hear what Mad Mel has to say about all this.

75 jcm  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:03:43am

re: #46 reloadingisnotahobby

OT..
Move over Joe..There's a new gaff machine in town!
Pelosi says 500 Million Americans lose thier job each month!
Really?
Wow !
What an Idiot!

500,000,000 that's the tension in Newton's on her face lift........

76 Miss Molly  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:03:45am

Who in the world will tell Nancy Pelosi to shut up? I wonder if even Barry is scared to take her on.

77 Kosh's Shadow  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:04:01am
It also said Pope Benedict XVI had not known about Bishop Richard Williamson’s views when he agreed to lift his excommunication and that of three other ultraconservative bishops Jan. 21.


There are a lot of anti-Semites in the Church hierarchy. I think they didn't give all the information to the Pope

78 vxbush  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:04:20am

re: #70 reloadingisnotahobby

LOL!
Nancy is to Congress as ...
The "O" is to the POTUS.....
As Larry Flynt is to.........The Pope!
ETC...ETC....ETC....

... as William Ayers is to Shakespeare.

79 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:05:04am

re: #78 vxbush

... as William Ayers is to Shakespeare.

... as Ryan Lief is to Canton, Ohio.

80 Charles Johnson  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:05:09am

re: #27 Thanos

AP has a full flock of DI shills roosting this morn.

Lots of hate directed at little old me over there, too.

81 MJ  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:05:13am
Why do Williamson's rehabilitation and the 2006 Tehran conference have ominous significance? Because Duke, who managed to get 43 percent of the vote in his unsuccessful 1990 U.S. Senate campaign from Louisiana, is now able to tell students at colleges in heartland America with a straight face that his contention that there were never any gas chambers has international academic and institutional support, and because Holocaust deniers across the globe will interpret Williamson's return into polite Roman Catholic society as a victory for their cause.

[Link: newsweek.washingtonpost.com...]

82 nyc redneck  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:05:15am

it is reassuring that we even had the "world outcry."
too bad it had to take that before the issue was addressed but it is a good sign that we have many civilized decent people in the world.

83 vxbush  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:05:17am

Of course, I have to ask the question: what is the total number of jobs in the US, just so we can demnstrate how clueless Blinky is?

84 smokefire  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:05:26am

re: #46 reloadingisnotahobby

kind of like this

85 Racer X  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:05:31am

Richard Williamson should be kicked to the curb. Period.

86 kynna  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:05:36am

You just can't get away with a non-apology anymore. People are finally catching wise.

Until Obama does it. He can get away with anything as long as he's riding his unicorn! *squeals and faints*///

87 Sharmuta  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:05:48am

re: #27 Thanos

AP has a full flock of DI shills roosting this morn.

I still can't bring myself to look. But from reports- you were over there slugging it out. Thanks for standing up for reality.

88 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:05:57am

re: #75 jcm
I call that measurment ...."Fig" just for her wrinkles!
As in the cooki...Oh never mind!

89 Kosh's Shadow  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:06:07am

re: #74 davesax

Hutton Gibson is a member of a traditionalist sect, and so is famous son.

I'm interested to hear what Mad Mel has to say about all this.

Get him drunk and he'll blame the Jews.

90 Catttt  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:06:12am

re: #60 mean Gene

But doesn't she retain her right to ''amend and extend'' her remarks?
I think that's the reason we hear such claptrap from our Congress.....they can clean it up later.
Spoiled.
Forgot that a news conference is NOT the House floor.

Didn't she look behind her to see if there was 1) a prop bookcase or 2) a big wide hallway behind her before she opened her yap?

91 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:06:13am

re: #76 Miss Molly

Who in the world will tell Nancy Pelosi to shut up? I wonder if even Barry is scared to take her on.

So far the man has been one of the most hands-off presidents in recent history. It is no wonder Reid and Pelosi are taking up the slack.

Too bad they don't have his skill at reading prepared speeches.

92 phoenixgirl  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:06:43am

it's between williamson, his confessor and God, in the big scheme it really doesn't matter what anyone else thinks.

that said, williamson is a sick, sad pos that would have done better in concentrating on his role as a priest and less on appearing on television shows.

PRAYER FOR PRIESTS
(By Cardinal Cushing)

0 Almighty, Eternal God, look upon the face of Thy Son, and for love of Him Who is the Eternal High-priest, have pity on Thy priests. Remember, 0 most compassionate God, that they are but weak and frail human beings. Stir up in them the grace of their vocation which is in them by the imposition of the Bishop's hands. Keep them close to Thee, lest the enemy prevail against them so that they may never do anything in the slightest degree unworthy of their sublime vocation.

0 Jesus, I pray Thee for Thy faithful and fervent priests; for Thy unfaithful and tepid priests; for Thy priests laboring at home or abroad in distant mission fields; for Thy tempted priests; for Thy lonely and desolate priests; for Thy young priests; for Thy dying priests; for the souls of Thy priests in Purgatory.

But above all, I commend to Thee the priests dearest to me; the priest who baptized me; the priests who absolved me from my sins; the priests at whose Masses I assisted and who gave me Thy Body and Blood in Holy Communion; the priests who taught and instructed me or helped and encouraged me; all the priests to whom I am indebted in any other way. 0 Jesus, keep them all, close to Thy heart, and bless them abundantly in time and in eternity. Amen.

93 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:06:45am

re: #59 Honorary Yooper

It was a group excommunication over Vatican II. Benedict XVI wants to get these folks back into line. And they're not bishops in the Church. They've adopted the title for themselves after excommunication.

I thought they were excommunicated over the unauthorized ordinations as bishops by that rogue Cardinal.

94 vxbush  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:06:46am

re: #83 vxbush

Of course, I have to ask the question: what is the total number of jobs in the US, just so we can demnstrate how clueless Blinky is?

To answer myself; it looks like around 144 million, if I'm reading this right.

95 yma o hyd  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:06:46am

re: #50 Miss Molly

How did this person get to be a Biship anyway? Surely someone must vet these canidates before they are made Bishops.

If the Pope was "lifting his excommunication" why was he "excommunicated" in the first place? Enquiring minds would like to know.

He was made 'bishop' not by the Pope, or in fact by the RCC< in the usual way.
He was 'consecrated' by the splinter group of Lefevbre, who split after Vatican II, iirc.
His bishopric is not recognised byt the RRC - but his being a member of the RRC is.
He was probably excommunicated because he taught stuff against the RCC - I think Pope John Paul II excommunicated him.

96 Catttt  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:06:49am

re: #80 Charles

Lots of hate directed at little old me over there, too.

Darn it. I wish I had been able to join over there so I could post.

97 MJ  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:07:09am

re: #89 Kosh's Shadow

Get him drunk and he'll blame the Jews.

He doesn't need a drink in order to say that.

98 mean Gene  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:07:46am

re: #76 Miss Molly

Who in the world will tell Nancy Pelosi to shut up? I wonder if even Barry is scared to take her on.

I read that Nancy had the porkupus bill ready when 0bama came in and he wasn't ready at all.
Now, only two weeks in he's already suffering from White House Cabin Fever.
I think the only reason Biden in VP is as insurance against an impeachement.

99 Achilles Tang  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:07:57am

re: #50 Miss Molly

How did this person get to be a Biship anyway? Surely someone must vet these canidates before they are made Bishops.

If the Pope was "lifting his excommunication" why was he "excommunicated" in the first place? Enquiring minds would like to know.

He was apparently excommunicated because he was made a bishop by someone who wasn't authorized to do so, but he called himself a bishop anyway. More I don't know.

As to excommunicating, nobody gets excommunicated because they want to be. It is only people who don't want to be.

There are atheists who want to leave the church completely and not be "counted" by the Vatican as their flock. Just for fun they have written asking for that saying that they have done the things it takes to be excommunicated (there's a list, nothing obscene), but they are never acknowledged.

Not very good taste in my mind, as an atheist, but the point is that it is not something one can invite.

100 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:08:10am

re: #84 smokefire

The reverend Rodney King Jr.!
LOLOLOL

101 Cato the Elder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:08:20am

re: #80 Charles

Lots of hate directed at little old me over there, too.

That's what happens when no one minds the door to the party. Not banning hateful ranters leads to an unreadable discussion, actually to no discussion at all. Just monkeys hurling feces.

Yeah, ID'ers, I just called you monkeys. Deal with it.

102 karmic_inquisitor  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:08:29am

OT: Looks like Obama is learning that Bush was actually a diplomat, and that Obama's new "diplomacy" is simply pissing off our non-Muslim friends as we try to curry favor with the Jihad.

India Warns Obama Over Kashmir


India has warned US President Barack Obama that he risks “barking up the wrong tree” if he seeks to broker a settlement between Pakistan and India over the disputed territory of Kashmir.

MK Narayanan, India’s national security advisor, said that the new US administration was in danger of dredging up out of date Clinton administration-era strategies in a bid to bring about improved ties between the two nuclear armed neighbours.

“I do think that we could make President Obama understand, if he does nurse any such view, that he is barking up the wrong tree. I think Kashmir today has become one of the quieter and safer places in this part of the world,” Mr Narayanan said in an interview with CNBC TV18.

Obama is way out of his depth.

Add this to the fact that he and Michelle ditched the White House to "get away" yesterday and it is clear that The Presidency is above his pay grade.

103 Killer Tomato  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:08:32am

re: #47 Alouette

Let's see how fast he gets re-excommunicated if he says the cookie Host is not the real body of Christ.

104 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:09:10am

this rise (in my life) of religiopolitics really turns me off...I could probably write two full paragraphs...I'm so out of the loop here

105 Miss Molly  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:09:18am

Honorary Yooper --Thank you for the information. So he can just declare himself a Bishop and continue on. This could be a problem.

106 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:09:22am

re: #89 Kosh's Shadow

Get him drunk and he'll blame the Jews.

I've been drunk & blamed the Jews for it. The Jews in question were the ones who make Manischewitz.

107 faraway  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:09:26am

Mark Steyn needs to get his facts straight.

The lady with 8 kids does not live with her parents and she is not unemployed.

108 Randall Gross  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:09:26am

re: #80 Charles

Lots of hate directed at little old me over there, too.

Yes, I noted that we have shared serial DI shills.

109 yma o hyd  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:09:47am

re: #77 Kosh's Shadow

There are a lot of anti-Semites in the Church hierarchy. I think they didn't give all the information to the Pope

I think you're right.
The Vatican is one of the most byzantine organisations on Earth, and it would not surprise me that some in that organisation were happy to see Pope Benedict with egg on his face. Or, as you say, there are more antisemites who thought this was a damn good idea ...

110 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:10:00am

re: #76 Miss Molly

Who in the world will tell Nancy Pelosi to shut up? I wonder if even Barry is scared to take her on.

Would you want to say something that might not be well received to this face?

111 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:10:26am

re: #102 karmic_inquisitor

"O" looks in his closet....Oh SHIT..I own alot of Kashmir....
Yep! In over his head in less than a month!
Wasn't there a pool somewhere.....
I think I won!

112 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:10:54am

re: #110 CyanSnowHawk

Would you want to say something that might not be well received to this face?

yikes!....Barry peed himself again

113 Kosh's Shadow  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:11:26am

re: #102 karmic_inquisitor

OT: Looks like Obama is learning that Bush was actually a diplomat, and that Obama's new "diplomacy" is simply pissing off our non-Muslim friends as we try to curry favor with the Jihad.

India Warns Obama Over Kashmir

Obama is way out of his depth.

Add this to the fact that he and Michelle ditched the White House to "get away" yesterday and it is clear that The Presidency is above his pay grade.

I wish the Israelis would tell him the same thing over the disputed territories.

114 Ford_Prefect  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:11:48am

re: #110 CyanSnowHawk

Would you want to say something that might not be well received to this face?

Ugh! I just lost my lunch.

115 Honorary Yooper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:11:50am

re: #98 mean Gene

I read that Nancy had the porkupus bill ready when 0bama came in and he wasn't ready at all.
Now, only two weeks in he's already suffering from White House Cabin Fever.
I think the only reason Biden in VP is as insurance against an impeachement.

That worked great for six years for Blagojevich. Then he really fucked up.

116 yma o hyd  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:11:51am

re: #82 nyc redneck

it is reassuring that we even had the "world outcry."
too bad it had to take that before the issue was addressed but it is a good sign that we have many civilized decent people in the world.

I still can't get over the fact that we have a 'world outcry' over this - but not over the sickening antisemitic protest marches in the Western world in recent weeks.

117 ThinkRight  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:12:18am

re: #111 reloadingisnotahobby

"O" looks in his closet....Oh SHIT..I own alot of Kashmir....
Yep! In over his head in less than a month!
Wasn't there a pool somewhere.....
I think I won!


Hell
Wait till it hits the fan
He will be calling every former President still breathing

118 opinionated  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:12:29am

I am no fan of Christopher Hitchens, but his analysis is correct here: and this is about much more then Holocaust denial.

The Pope’s Denial Problem

For decades, it has seemed that the schismatics would either end their days as lonely, cranky outsiders or else rejoin the fold. Instead, Pope Benedict XVI has now moved the Roman Catholic Church to the right in order to accommodate, and rehabilitate, those who defected. Among these is a Lefebvrist "bishop" named Richard Williamson, who doubts his own version of the facts of the Nazi Holocaust and who furthermore suspects the Bush administration of having orchestrated the events of September 11, 2001, in order to afford itself a pretext for war.

The pope's decision to apply the principle of inclusion to these decidedly eccentric elements, organized as they are under the banner of "the Society of St. Pius X," has upset many liberal Catholics as well as some quite conservative ones, among them George Weigel. But should we consider it as an internal affair of the Roman Catholic Church? Here is why we should not.

[Link: www.newsweek.com...]

119 Kosh's Shadow  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:12:33am

re: #106 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

I've been drunk & blamed the Jews for it. The Jews in question were the ones who make Manischewitz.

Bad stuff. But there are many good Kosher wines; Manischewitz is not one of them. (Actually, one Chabad rabbi where I goes made his own; it was quite good.)
How many days did it take for the hangover to clear?

120 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:12:38am

re: #93 CyanSnowHawk

I thought they were excommunicated over the unauthorized ordinations as bishops by that rogue Cardinal.

Albert Pujols?

121 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:12:52am

re: #113 Kosh's Shadow

I wish the Israelis would tell him the same thing over the disputed territories.

they will have imo....soon come

122 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:12:58am

re: #117 ThinkRight

Only Carter...Only Carter!
Bill hates his guts!

123 Cato the Elder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:13:06am

re: #109 yma o hyd

The Vatican is one of the most byzantine organisations on Earth...

Now that's funny! I bet the Patriarch of Byzantium might beg to differ. ;^)

124 vxbush  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:13:33am

re: #107 faraway

Mark Steyn needs to get his facts straight.

The lady with 8 kids does not live with her parents and she is not unemployed.

Are you sure about that? Most of the stories I've seen says she does. Link?

125 faraway  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:13:44am
The Treasury Department also spelled out stricter rules on golden parachutes, entertainment, holiday parties, conferences, and the use of corporate jets.

Karl Marx would be proud

126 jcm  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:13:59am

re: #80 Charles

Lots of hate directed at little old me over there, too.

Got your asbestos skivvies on today?

127 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:14:01am

re: #119 Kosh's Shadow

Bad stuff. But there are many good Kosher wines; Manischewitz is not one of them. (Actually, one Chabad rabbi where I goes made his own; it was quite good.)
How many days did it take for the hangover to clear?

I'll let you know when it happens! ;)

128 Kosh's Shadow  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:14:27am

re: #111 reloadingisnotahobby

"O" looks in his closet....Oh SHIT..I own alot of Kashmir....
Yep! In over his head in less than a month!
Wasn't there a pool somewhere.....
I think I won!

Kashmir:

129 Sharmuta  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:14:38am

re: #101 Cato the Elder

That's what happens when no one minds the door to the party. Not banning hateful ranters leads to an unreadable discussion, actually to no discussion at all. Just monkeys hurling feces.

Well- that and no one respects a door mat. Allah should crack the whip a little.

Yeah, ID'ers, I just called you monkeys. Deal with it.

Heehee.

130 Dianna  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:14:41am

re: #123 Cato the Elder

Now that's funny! I bet the Patriarch of Byzantium might beg to differ. ;^)

Antioch might chime in rather bitterly, too.

131 Salamantis  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:14:43am

You know what's a real slap in the Papal face?

Williamson's "I'm sorry if people were offended" non-apology was precisely the same kind of response that Pope Benedict gave to Muslims who were unjustifiably pissed off over his Regensburg remarks.

132 Guanxi88  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:14:52am

re: #116 yma o hyd

I still can't get over the fact that we have a 'world outcry' over this - but not over the sickening antisemitic protest marches in the Western world in recent weeks.

Again, just to remind those who don't already know: Go up against the Catholic Church and/or any weird little Society within it, the worst thing that can happen is you'll get faces made at you and articles written against you. GO up against a group famous for a level of antisemitism and genocidal hatred (which group also delights in it, encourages it, and teaches it to their children) not seen anywhere in the past 60 or more years, and you're just asking for trouble.

133 Ford_Prefect  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:15:09am

re: #120 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

Albert Pujols?

No, Mark Macguire.

134 mean Gene  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:15:25am

re: #118 opinionated

I am no fan of Christopher Hitchens, but his analysis is correct here: and this is about much more then Holocaust denial.

The Pope’s Denial Problem

[Link: www.newsweek.com...]

Early church history shows this is not the first time a proportion of Christians were sacrificed so the ''church'' could seem to grow.
Look at the battle before the trinity teaching was adopted.
Thousands of non-trinitarian Christians were murdered.

135 SummerSong  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:15:53am

re: #98 mean Gene

I think the only reason Biden in VP is as insurance against an impeachement.

I think the reason Biden is VP is to make "O" look, even if only remotely, Presidential.

136 Kragar  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:16:13am

re: #116 yma o hyd

I still can't get over the fact that we have a 'world outcry' over this - but not over the sickening antisemitic protest marches in the Western world in recent weeks.

There is a simple answer. With this case, they get to bash Christianity

137 Killgore Trout  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:16:22am
The Vatican on Wednesday demanded that a prelate who denied the Holocaust recant his positions before being fully admitted as a bishop into the Roman Catholic Church.

This isn't really a change in the Vatican's position. he is still reinstated (excommunication reversed) but they are saying if he wants to advance he will have to recant. It really doesn't change anything.

138 faraway  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:16:43am

re: #124 vxbush

Are you sure about that? Most of the stories I've seen says she does. Link?

Her 'spokeswoman' was on Larry King last night and set the record straight. She has her own apartment and she works in healthcare

139 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:16:50am

re: #135 SummerSong

I think the reason Biden is VP is to make "O" look, even if only remotely, Presidential.

A drawing of Spongebob Squarepants could do the same thing, & require a smaller staff.

140 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:17:11am

re: #128 Kosh's Shadow
Wow ...some fuzzy memories there!
Thanks!

141 pink freud  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:17:19am

re: #124 vxbush

More details began to emerge Tuesday about Nadya Suleman, the Whittier mother of newborn octuplets and six other children.

Records show that Suleman, 33, had filed for workers' compensation in 1999 while employed as a psychiatric technician at Metropolitan State Hospital.

Details for the claim were not available. In 2001, Suleman filed a second claim with the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board for "injury to neck, back and shoulders from auto accident on commute for medical treatment," according to records filed with the California Department of Industrial Relations.

The records indicate that her actual earnings at the time of injury were "max," but no specific dollar amount was provided. Suleman received treatment for the injuries that were covered by her employer or insurance company, records show.

She was not covered by Medi-Cal. Patricia Ortiz, public information officer for the state Division of Workers' Compensation, said that "max" earnings means that Suleman was earning at least $490 per week at the time of her injury.

The claim was filed, records stated, because of a disagreement regarding liability for: temporary disability indemnity, permanent disability indemnity, reimbursement for medical expense, medical treatment, compensation at proper rate and rehabilitation. Additional records show that on Sept. 25, 2008, a petition was filed to compel Suleman to attend a medical exam with "petition to terminate liability for temporary disability indemnity."

No other details about Suleman's case were available. Since the birth last week of the octuplets, Suleman has come under criticism for undergoing fertility treatment despite the fact she already had six children and was a single mother. It does not appear that Suleman was working, though she has been attending school at Cal State Fullerton, where she was pursuing a master's degree in counseling.

Meanwhile, officials at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center said Tuesday afternoon that the octuplets continue to do well. "The world might see them as octuplets, but in our [unit] they are eight individual babies with their own personalities and needs," said Mandhir Gupta, a neonatologist. Officials said the babies were breathing on their own and receiving a nutritional supplement intravenously that is tailored to their individual needs. They are also being fed donated pasteurized breast milk.

142 subsailor68  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:17:34am

re: #124 vxbush

Are you sure about that? Most of the stories I've seen says she does. Link?

Here's a link to a Washington Post article.

IIRC, she used to work as a psychiatric technician, was injured on the job, and has been unemployed ever since. On the house thing, I read or saw a story that said her parents had bought a house (when she only had six children), and that the parents subsequently went bankrupt and were forced to move in with her - into the house they'd bought her.

143 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:17:54am
144 FrogMarch  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:18:00am

Either you deny the Holocaust or you don't. there isn't middle ground here.

145 MJ  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:18:16am

Deborah Lipstadt summarizing a piece by Professor Martin Marty of University of Chicago:

Professor Marty's conjecture reaffirms my view, i.e. that the Pope did not not care [that's not a typo] about the fact that the Society has some weird views. He may have specifically known about Williamson's denial [probably did].

[Link: lipstadt.blogspot.com...]

Marty's piece can be read here:

Pope Benedict and the Jews
[Link: divinity.uchicago.edu...]

146 Miss Molly  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:18:18am

Furryoldguyjeans -- But, But, But, Obama is "The One" and he is supposed to know everything, do everything, be everything to everyone all the time. It is not possible for him to make mistakes ever because ... well.. he is "The One". Oh, and that "I made mistake with Daschel" that was just playacting so pay no attention to it.

147 mean Gene  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:18:29am

re: #136 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Good point.
World outcry is usually reserved for when we all find out (however rarely it is we do find it out) that some Saudi is married to an 8-year-old who wants out, a 15-year-old who fought off her Saudi would-be rapist so is sentenced to death, a servant/slave chained under the bathroom sink of a Saudi in America......and so on.

148 vxbush  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:18:38am

re: #138 faraway

Her 'spokeswoman' was on Larry King last night and set the record straight. She has her own apartment and she works in healthcare

Then why does every story have something akin to this:

News organizations were staking out the hospital in Bellflower, Calif., and the modest, three-bedroom house on a cul-de-sac here where Ms. Suleman lives with her parents, Angela and Ed Suleman, and her other children.

I've never seen any mention of her owning an apartment. Of course, we know how well the Media screws up stories, so I suppose I should not be surprised.

149 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:18:53am

re: #120 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

Albert Pujols?

That man is evidence that getting beat up as a kid can make you a talented athlete.

/Pujols. How could a parent pass on that name?

150 opinionated  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:19:17am

re: #134 mean Gene

Early church history shows this is not the first time a proportion of Christians were sacrificed so the ''church'' could seem to grow.
Look at the battle before the trinity teaching was adopted.
Thousands of non-trinitarian Christians were murdered.

Not being an expert on Church history, I can't say I know what you are inferring.

What I do know is that if the Pope is attempting to grow the Church by absorbing a lunatic fringe, it seems rationally counter productive.

151 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:19:39am

re: #93 CyanSnowHawk

I thought they were excommunicated over the unauthorized ordinations as bishops by that rogue Cardinal.

They were, but now comes a golden opportunity to get the excom correct.

The schismatic Archbishop Marcel-François Lefebvre, the man who consecrated Williamson, rejected Vatican II. The Society of Saint Pius X, which he founded, is an apparent staunch supporter of antisemitism.

152 Racer X  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:19:50am

re: #141 pink freud

They are also being fed donated pasteurized breast milk.

Eh?

I mean, ewe!

153 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:20:15am

re: #141 pink freud

Meanwhile, officials at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center said Tuesday afternoon that the octuplets continue to do well. "The world might see them as octuplets, but in our [unit] they are eight individual babies with their own personalities and needs," said Mandhir Gupta, a neonatologist. Officials said the babies were breathing on their own and receiving a nutritional supplement intravenously that is tailored to their individual needs. They are also being fed donated pasteurized breast milk.

This gal really needs to meet up with the girl with the oversized novelty breasts from the open thread.

154 Kosh's Shadow  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:21:04am

re: #125 faraway

The Treasury Department also spelled out stricter rules on golden parachutes, entertainment, holiday parties, conferences, and the use of corporate jets.


Karl Marx would be proud


In related news, the business jet industry just asked for a bailout.
/not yet

155 vxbush  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:21:09am

re: #142 subsailor68

Here's a link to a Washington Post article.

IIRC, she used to work as a psychiatric technician, was injured on the job, and has been unemployed ever since. On the house thing, I read or saw a story that said her parents had bought a house (when she only had six children), and that the parents subsequently went bankrupt and were forced to move in with her - into the house they'd bought her.

Here's what concerns me from that story:

Her daughter "is not evil, but she is obsessed with children. She loves children, she is very good with children, but obviously, she overdid herself," her mother, Angela Suleman, told the Los Angeles Times. She decided to have more embryos implanted in hopes of having "just one more girl."

I'm seriously concerned about that. If she wanted to make sure she could have a girl, she could have adopted one, as an earlier lizard suggested.

156 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:21:14am

re: #153 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

This gal really needs to meet up with the girl with the oversized novelty breasts from the open thread.

will newborns eat silicon?....amazing

157 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:22:16am

re: #156 albusteve

will newborns eat silicon?....amazing

It apparently makes things grow big.

158 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:22:24am
159 vxbush  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:22:37am

Regarding the topic of this thread:

Any thoughts about the pope's desire to settle more amicably the split with the Greek Orthodox church? If he's willing to bring these deniers back into the fold, I'm wondering if he wants to have a talk with the GOC. But I am speculating.

160 Ford_Prefect  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:22:56am

re: #152 Racer X

Eh?

I mean, ewe!

These babies lactate fathers.

161 Peacekeeper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:23:05am
Just one problem: does anyone really believe that Williamson can make this all OK by mouthing, “I recant?” Why in the world would anyone trust the word of a Holocaust denier?

Agreed, but they don't burn heretics anymore so what else can they do?

162 Miss Molly  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:23:07am

CyanSnow Hawk -- It would be worth it to tell Nancy to "shut up" just to
drive her over the edge and see her go crazy. Then maybe she would just stay home and count her husbands millions.

163 voirdire  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:23:11am

Simply require him to admit the facts of the Holocaust for the next five years. First.

164 debutaunt  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:23:11am

re: #142 subsailor68

Here's a link to a Washington Post article.

IIRC, she used to work as a psychiatric technician, was injured on the job, and has been unemployed ever since. On the house thing, I read or saw a story that said her parents had bought a house (when she only had six children), and that the parents subsequently went bankrupt and were forced to move in with her - into the house they'd bought her.

Who paid for the in-vitro?

165 subsailor68  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:23:18am

re: #155 vxbush

I'm seriously concerned about that. If she wanted to make sure she could have a girl, she could have adopted one, as an earlier lizard suggested.

Good catch. And you're not going to believe what else her mother said (believe it was the Fox Report yesterday):

"I wish she'd become a kindergarten teacher instead."

166 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:23:33am

re: #159 vxbush

Regarding the topic of this thread:

Any thoughts about the pope's desire to settle more amicably the split with the Greek Orthodox church? If he's willing to bring these deniers back into the fold, I'm wondering if he wants to have a talk with the GOC. But I am speculating.

I had heard some talk of that, but nothing concrete.

167 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:23:55am

re: #157 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

It apparently makes things grow big.

they could recycle the poop into micro chips...maybe this woman is way out ahead of the rest....

168 faraway  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:23:59am

re: #138 faraway

Her 'spokeswoman' was on Larry King last night and set the record straight. She has her own apartment and she works in healthcare

[Link: transcripts.cnn.com...]


She's smart, she's bright, she's articulate, she's well educated. She's got a degree. She's working on her masters degree.

she was hoping to have seven children. That's something that Nadya always wanted to have. And she got the surprise, like everybody else. She got a few more.

She is a working professional. She was able to provide for her six children on her own prior to being pregnant with eight children. Now, she was a health care professional before these new ones came.

She wants everybody to know that she's not on welfare, has no plans on being a welfare mom,

KING: Still a lot more to learn. She does live with her parents though, right?

KILLEEN: No, she lives on her own.

169 vxbush  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:24:33am

re: #165 subsailor68

Good catch. And you're not going to believe what else her mother said (believe it was the Fox Report yesterday):

"I wish she'd become a kindergarten teacher instead."

[taking duct tape out, cutting off a sizable length and taping my mouth shut]

170 subsailor68  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:24:42am

re: #164 debutaunt

Who paid for the in-vitro?

You know, I was wondering the same thing, and haven't really seen anything identifying who/what organization covered it. Has anyone else here seen or heard about that?

171 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:25:05am
172 jcm  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:25:09am

re: #146 Miss Molly

Furryoldguyjeans -- But, But, But, Obama is "The One" and he is supposed to know everything, do everything, be everything to everyone all the time. It is not possible for him to make mistakes ever because ... well.. he is "The One". Oh, and that "I made mistake with Daschel" that was just playacting so pay no attention to it.

A man ahead of his time........

Yet anytime you and I question the schemes of the do-gooders, we are denounced as being against their humanitarian goals. They say we are always "against" things, never "for" anything. Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn't so. We are for a provision that destitution should not follow unemployment by reason of old age, and to that end we have accepted Social Security as a step toward meeting the problem.
Ronald Reagan
October 27, 1964

Substitute Bail Out for Social Security. Timeless wisdom vs. political pandering.

173 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:25:27am

re: #163 voirdire

Simply require him to admit the facts of the Holocaust for the next five years. First.

Or write the name of every victim a hundred times. Once he's done, he can be rehabilitated.

174 vxbush  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:25:45am

re: #170 subsailor68

You know, I was wondering the same thing, and haven't really seen anything identifying who/what organization covered it. Has anyone else here seen or heard about that?

None that I am aware of. Has the doctor who did the in vitro even come out of hiding? I have this vague memory of her switching doctors once the number of babies was (mostly) identified.

175 Cato the Elder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:25:56am

re: #137 Killgore Trout

This isn't really a change in the Vatican's position. he is still reinstated (excommunication reversed) but they are saying if he wants to advance he will have to recant. It really doesn't change anything.

Respectfully, I think that's not true. The reversed excommunication simply allows him to receive the sacraments like any ordinary Catholic. It did not "reinstate" him as a bishop, since his bishopric was never recognized in the first place.

The Vatican said Wednesday that, while Williamson's excommunication had been lifted, he still had no canonical function in the church because he was consecrated illegitimately.

"Bishop Williamson, in order to be admitted to episcopal functions within the church, will have to take his distance, in an absolutely unequivocal and public fashion, from his position on the Shoah, which the Holy Father was not aware of when the excommunication was lifted," the statement said.

If he doesn't recant he remains at most a simple priest.

176 vxbush  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:26:51am

re: #175 Cato the Elder

If he doesn't recant he remains at most a simple priest.

And yet, the statements are still referring to him as "Bishop." Someone isn't editing their releases very well.

177 Kragar  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:27:20am

NYT to cut already low readership

Times executive editor hints at online access fees

The editor of The New York Times has hinted that the newspaper might charge again for access to some of its online offerings, less than two years after abandoning fees to boost advertising revenue.

Executive Editor Bill Keller gave no specifics or timetable, and company officials characterized the internal discussions as general and ongoing.

In an online question-and-answer exchange with readers this week, Keller said that although advertising generates the bulk of online revenue, "a lively, deadly serious discussion continues within The Times about ways to get consumers to pay for what we make."

Have they considered bagging it and selling it as fertilizer?

178 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:27:25am

re: #173 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

Or write the name of every victim a hundred times. Once he's done, he can be rehabilitated.

He can just write the name of every victim one time. That should take more time than it took to kill them.

179 justiceforall  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:27:29am

Has the Vatican ever made any kind of statement regarding Shoah denial in general? If so, shouldn't it at least live up to a standard it might have set for itself?

180 Peacekeeper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:27:32am

Unfortunately the Pope doesn't have a delete button.

181 Ojoe  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:27:42am

Recant and what?
Church janitor then, mop floors and that's it.
Anything else would stink.

Signed Ojoe, bad Catholic.

182 faraway  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:28:41am

re: #180 Peacekeeper

Unfortunately the Pope doesn't have a delete button.

Ahh... the good ole days

183 debutaunt  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:28:45am

re: #177 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

NYT to cut already low readership

Times executive editor hints at online access fees


Have they considered bagging it and selling it as fertilizer?

Absolutely. That's when the subscriptions dropped off.

184 Catttt  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:29:15am

re: #176 vxbush

And yet, the statements are still referring to him as "Bishop." Someone isn't editing their releases very well.

That's because he is still a bishop - he just wasn't made a bishop with the permission of the Church.

185 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:29:26am

re: #180 Peacekeeper

Unfortunately the Pope doesn't have a delete button.

Maybe Stinky can do some outside contracting for the Vatican?

186 Cato the Elder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:29:36am

re: #176 vxbush

And yet, the statements are still referring to him as "Bishop." Someone isn't editing their releases very well.

True. I'm no expert in canon law, so I may be wrong. He may be a bishop in name but deprived of the right to exercise the office.

Someone more knowledgeable than I am would have to weigh in on that.

187 Desert Dog  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:29:44am

OT

Rape as a Recruiting ploy

Very nice Al-Qaeda, I am certain Allah is smiling up in Terrorist Heaven

188 Miss Molly  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:29:58am

jcm -- thanks for the Reagan quote. It reminds me of what true leadership is and how we don't have it now. Barry is all about Barry and anything else is just good or bad luck for the rest of us.

189 Scion9  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:30:00am

All of the coverage over this story just seems like potshots at the Catholic Church. I have a strange feeling that if it Professor Williamson rather than "Bishop" Williamson that this would be a non-story, and even if it was that the institution that employed him would be getting praise by some journalists for their daring and bohemian open-mindedness.

Fact of the matter is, is that Christianity has a long history of antisemitism, and for the majority of history the Catholic Church was synonymous with Christianity in the Western world.

It seems very unlikely that these pseudo-clergy and outright actual clergy that are antisemites today learned it from Church doctrine but walked into the fold carrying those views from the culture around them.

No one (in the mainstream media, academia et al) wants to point the finger at themselves, their friends or their colleagues. Christians are easy targets, and in particular Catholics who are well disliked by many Protestants.

Of course you are going to wind up with antisemitic clergy in the Catholic Church. I dare say though that you are going to find a lot more antisemites coming from, I dunno, England (like Williamson), or France, or Quebec, where Jew hate is politically chic.

Where Williamson is getting criticism from journalists, politicians, and other theologians, I see suspiciously little criticism for the outright genocidal lunacy of (largely secular) protesters and pundits, whom also probably harbor no love for Catholics on top of it all.

Williamson truly deserves the scorn and criticism he gets, but I'd really prefer it come from sources that don't make common cause with, or outright ignore their own disgusting Troofers, Holocaust deniers and revisionists of all stripes.

Williamson's 'sin' in the eyes of the ones harping on him the loudest in the media isn't that he is an antisemite, or purveyor of vile conspiracy theories. It is that he is a far-right wing theist that does these things. Like I said, if it were Professor Williamson, we probably wouldn't even know he exists.

190 opinionated  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:30:06am

Clenched fist report:

Top Iranian official: Zionists brought Obama to power

[Link: www.haaretz.com...]

Now they've gone too far. OK, as a Zionist I will take blame for Tsunamis, eating Palestinian children, and other dastardly deeds, but I absolutely refuse to be blamed for Obama.

191 vxbush  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:30:08am

re: #184 Catttt

That's because he is still a bishop - he just wasn't made a bishop with the permission of the Church.

I suppose my position would be that if my organization doesn't recognize him as a bishop, then I would not refer to him using that honorific. It makes it appear as if my organization does, indeed, accept him as a bishop.

192 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:30:15am

re: #177 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

NYT to cut already low readership

Times executive editor hints at online access fees

Have they considered bagging it and selling it as fertilizer?

Why don't they just charge for the crossword puzzle?

193 Kenneth  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:30:29am

Paging Stinky... clean up on ailse #268 of the Cheney thread....

194 Kragar  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:31:04am

re: #183 debutaunt

Absolutely. That's when the subscriptions dropped off.

What the hell are they thinking? "We dont have enough readers. We could try changing our format or reviewing our methods. Fuck it. We'll stay the same and just charge the people who have stuck around. That'll draw more people in."

195 Peacekeeper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:31:08am

re: #177 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Ironic really, The New York Times and Larry Flynnt have the same problem: technology exists and amateurs are making their own product and putting it out there for free.
And the amateur product is superior, or at least more popular than the work of the J-school types.

196 nyc redneck  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:31:18am

re: #102 karmic_inquisitor

OT: Looks like Obama is learning that Bush was actually a diplomat, and that Obama's new "diplomacy" is simply pissing off our non-Muslim friends as we try to curry favor with the Jihad.

India Warns Obama Over Kashmir

Obama is way out of his depth.

Add this to the fact that he and Michelle ditched the White House to "get away" yesterday and it is clear that The Presidency is above his pay grade.

he has no real experience.
everywhere he went, the road was paved for him w/ entitlements, affirmative action, puppet masters creating easy access to office, jobs for his wife, a lovely home.
and the lethal blow from the msms to NEVER insist he rise to the occasion on anything.
he never had to flex a muscle, back up a thought or confront a problem.

this is the inept person in charge of our country.
of course he flees the white house to commiserate w/ 7yr. olds., where he feels comfortable, when adults are looking to him to answers.

197 Peacekeeper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:31:32am

re: #182 faraway

Ahh... the good ole days

The comfy chair!

198 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:31:35am

re: #190 opinionated

Clenched fist report:

Top Iranian official: Zionists brought Obama to power

[Link: www.haaretz.com...]

Now they've gone too far. OK, as a Zionist I will take blame for Tsunamis, eating Palestinian children, and other dastardly deeds, but I absolutely refuse to be blamed for Obama.

I'm so confused?

199 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:31:43am

re: #190 opinionated

Clenched fist report:

Top Iranian official: Zionists brought Obama to power

[Link: www.haaretz.com...]

Now they've gone too far. OK, as a Zionist I will take blame for Tsunamis, eating Palestinian children, and other dastardly deeds, but I absolutely refuse to be blamed for Obama.

how many millions of black zionists are there in the US?

200 Ayeless in Ghazi  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:31:49am

Kudos to Allahpundit for fighting the good fight over there. But he should start whacking those idiotsre: #129 Sharmuta

Heehee.

Yep - Kudos to Allahpundit for his good work over there, but some whacking is definitely in order...

201 DaddyG  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:31:49am

re: #171 buzzsawmonkey

I still say she is liable under the laws against littering.


That was a horrible, horrible pun. Upding.

202 Ayeless in Ghazi  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:32:36am

re: #200 Jimmah

Sigh...I used preview as well.

203 Desert Dog  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:32:39am

re: #199 albusteve

how many millions of black zionists are there in the US?

Now that Sammy Davis, Jr has passed away....exactly ZERO

204 Killgore Trout  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:33:02am

Koskidz on Obama's post racial America....
Obama people you n*****ized now deal with it!

To Obama crew from a straight talking black sister:

Obama people get it right you working for a black Prez now!

Cheesh! I could have told them!

What were they thinking!

Don't they understand that if you are working for a black man you have to always have your shit all lined up?...

I know you traumatized from getting n*****ized but you choose this so buck up and deal.
...
Maybe Obama got a little lax because he was in the White Museum up there.

HE MUST NOT RELAX! SORRY!

He has to realize and communicate it to his team that they are all now officially n*****ized.

In fact they had the mark of the N on them from the time they joined Obama's team. WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?!

For all those who might not understand what being n*****ized means let me break it down. It means you hang with the black man the black will rub off and you will be treated like the black man.

Meaning everything got to be tight no matter how hard.

These folk around Obama gots to get back in the game.

You cannot expect to get any breaks. You have to go in to any endeavour understanding the dynamics of n*****ization.

Your shitz gots to be clean! period.
...
Now get out there and kick some ass and show them how n*****ized people play.

Nice grammar.

205 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:33:27am

re: #203 Desert Dog

Now that Sammy Davis, Jr has passed away....exactly ZERO

good answer!....

206 Throbert McGee  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:33:29am

As I just posted on the thread downstairs, what this statement from the Vatican REALLY means is:

The Vatican on Wednesday demanded that a prelate who denied the Holocaust recant his positions [on the Holocaust in addition to recanting on the eleventeen other matters that place all members of SSPX in "schism" with the Vatican] before being fully admitted as a bishop into the Roman Catholic Church.

That is, every priest and bishop in the SSPX has some recantin' to do before being unsuspended from their offices in the Church; Williamson simply has one more item to recant, namely his Holocaust denial.

And if Williamson refuses to recant on the broader issues of the "schism", he'll remain under suspension anyway, along with the rest of the SSPX clergy, so from his POV there's no super-urgent reason to change his views on the Shoah.

(I keep using scare-quotes around "schism" because there seems to be some disagreement in the Church whether the frosty relationship between the Vatican and the SSPX amounts to an actual schism, or just some sort of Schism Lite, or what.)

207 J.S.  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:33:31am

I really haven't a clue as to why the Williamson individual was excommunicated in the first place (imo, that was a good idea -- especially given that this was a bishop (!?); and why the reinstatement is even more baffling (isn't Williamson still a priest?) -- but one thing does seem somewhat clear -- and that's is this -- the Pope does X, outcries ensue, then the Pope back-tracks. Maybe to avoid this pattern the pope should consider a bit more carefully that initial impulse to do X...

208 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:33:51am

re: #194 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

What the hell are they thinking? "We dont have enough readers. We could try changing our format or reviewing our methods. Fuck it. We'll stay the same and just charge the people who have stuck around. That'll draw more people in."

"Our high taxes have caused a lot of people to leave the city, and we're running out of money. What should we do? I've got - raise taxes!"
/overheard in every American city budget conference.

209 Killgore Trout  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:34:02am

re: #204 Killgore Trout

Huh, that one didn't make it through the filter.

210 Spare O'Lake  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:34:29am

From prior dead thread:
[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

211 Picayune  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:34:41am

re: #177 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

"a lively, deadly serious discussion continues within The Times about ways to get consumers to pay for what we make."

There's the problem, who wants to buy "made up stuff"? No more trust, no more $$$.

212 Kragar  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:35:07am

re: #195 Peacekeeper

Ironic really, The New York Times and Larry Flynnt have the same problem: technology exists and amateurs are making their own product and putting it out there for free.
And the amateur product is superior, or at least more popular than the work of the J-school types.

I've got more respect for Larry Flynnt than the treasonous vermin infesting the NYT.

213 jcm  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:35:09am

re: #196 nyc redneck

he has no real experience.
everywhere he went, the road was paved for him w/ entitlements, affirmative action, puppet masters creating easy access to office, jobs for his wife, a lovely home.
and the lethal blow from the msms to NEVER insist he rise to the occasion on anything.
he never had to flex a muscle, back up a thought or confront a problem.

this is the inept person in charge of our country.
of course he flees the white house to commiserate w/ 7yr. olds., where he feels comfortable, when adults are looking to him to answers.

I posted this last night........
The Obama presidency was foretold years ago....

214 Ford_Prefect  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:35:23am

re: #199 albusteve

how many millions of black zionists are there in the US?

I went to a Catholic High School and had a Spanish teacher who was a Cuban Jew. Talk about rare.

215 Kosh's Shadow  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:36:53am

re: #177 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

NYT to cut already low readership

Times executive editor hints at online access fees

Have they considered bagging it and selling it as fertilizer?

Their paper would be worth more blank. That way, it could be used for puppy training, bird cages, etc. Once they print it, it has too much bullshit to absorb the animal droppings.

216 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:37:01am

re: #204 Killgore Trout

Koskidz on Obama's post racial America....
Obama people you n*****ized now deal with it!

Nice grammar.

Stay classy, Kosturds!

217 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:37:18am

re: #212 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

I've got more respect for Larry Flynnt than the treasonous vermin infesting the NYT.

Flynt creates what people want, porn. That has no political boundaries. The NYT creates only partisan political posturing.

218 Peacekeeper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:37:36am

re: #212 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

I've got more respect for Larry Flynnt than the treasonous vermin infesting the NYT.

I would guess he'll be publishing long after they're out of business.

219 lawhawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:37:46am

Well, we knew that the Islamic terrorists were barbaric, but their depravity continues to know no bounds. I guess I'm culturally insensitive because I find that raping women and men to coerce them into becoming suicide bombers is so beyond repugnant that words actually fail me.

The idea behind the rape is that the rape victim becomes so scarred and shamed that the only way to rehabilitate their image is to become a jihadi and blow themselves up for martyrdom.

220 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:37:53am

re: #214 Ford_Prefect

I went to a Catholic High School and had a Spanish teacher who was a Cuban Jew. Talk about rare.

there are a few Chinese Jews in Jamaica...crossroads of the Carribean..

221 jorline  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:38:19am

re: #213 jcm

I posted this last night........
The Obama presidency was foretold years ago....

[Video]

Midwestgak just emailed you about her connection problem, jcm.

Thanks

222 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:38:39am

re: #216 Alouette

Stay classy, Kosturds!

man, they gots to be tight with it

223 vxbush  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:39:06am

re: #206 Throbert McGee

As I just posted on the thread downstairs, what this statement from the Vatican REALLY means is:

That is, every priest and bishop in the SSPX has some recantin' to do before being unsuspended from their offices in the Church; Williamson simply has one more item to recant, namely his Holocaust denial.

And if Williamson refuses to recant on the broader issues of the "schism", he'll remain under suspension anyway, along with the rest of the SSPX clergy, so from his POV there's no super-urgent reason to change his views on the Shoah.

(I keep using scare-quotes around "schism" because there seems to be some disagreement in the Church whether the frosty relationship between the Vatican and the SSPX amounts to an actual schism, or just some sort of Schism Lite, or what.)

So, if you're reading this correctly, then basically the Vatican is saying they really don't like SSPX but they aren't willing to do anything about it? Oy.

224 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:39:55am
225 Kenneth  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:40:15am

Stinky seems to be on coffee break.. are there any montor lizards about? Serious clean-up required on aisle #268 of the Cheney thread.

226 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:40:18am

re: #204 Killgore Trout

Koskidz on Obama's post racial America....
Obama people you n*****ized now deal with it!

Nice grammar.

Kosturds are saying they agree with the diary, but the title should be redacted because it makes Kos "look bad."

Kind of like when CAIR condemns terrorist attacks committed by Muslims.

227 jcm  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:40:42am

re: #221 jorline

Midwestgak just emailed you about her connection problem, jcm.

Thanks

Pass on my email.... I can get back to her quickly I'll be watching.

228 Throbert McGee  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:41:09am
she was hoping to have seven children. That's something that Nadya always wanted to have. And she got the surprise, like everybody else. She got a few more.

Uh, she "always wanted" to have seven? Why, so she could teach them to sing and dress the kids in faggy-looking clothes made from old curtains?

Julie Andrews has a lot to answer for...

229 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:41:21am

Mexico is turning into Columbia...is that a problem for the US?

230 Ford_Prefect  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:41:23am

re: #226 Alouette

Kind of like when CAIR condemns terrorist attacks committed by Muslims.

Does that ever happen?

231 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:41:36am

re: #162 Miss Molly

CyanSnow Hawk -- It would be worth it to tell Nancy to "shut up" just to
drive her over the edge and see her go crazy. Then maybe she would just stay home and count her husbands millions.

There is no telling the faces you might get from her at that moment.

232 justiceforall  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:41:50am

re: #214 Ford_Prefect

Actually, Cuban Jews aren't that rare, though I think many have lift since Castro took over. There are Jewish communities throughout Latin America.

233 Desert Dog  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:41:55am

re: #229 albusteve

Mexico is turning into Columbia...is that a problem for the US?

Si, Senor

234 Westward Ho  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:42:09am

re: #145 MJ

From your link

While we are at it, Vatican officials had to know the bishop's very public corollary views, that the forgery "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" is authentic, that the United States "did" the 9/11 attacks, that women should not be allowed to attend universities

A nasty piece of work isn't he? The far right across all cultures have a major problem with women

235 Dustyvet  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:42:51am

re: #95 yma o hyd

He was made 'bishop' not by the Pope, or in fact by the RCC< in the usual way.
He was 'consecrated' by the splinter group of Lefevbre, who split after Vatican II, iirc.
His bishopric is not recognised byt the RRC - but his being a member of the RRC is.
He was probably excommunicated because he taught stuff against the RCC - I think Pope John Paul II excommunicated him.

Now that's an Excommunication!

236 solomonpanting  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:42:54am

re: #226 Alouette

Kosturds are saying they agree with the diary, but the title should be redacted because it makes Kos "look bad."

That's like a four-hundred pound woman asking if "this dress makes me look fat."

237 jcm  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:42:55am

re: #229 albusteve

Mexico is turning into Columbia...is that a problem for the US?

Columbia has been improving greatly (thank you GWB). Mexico is turning into Columbia 10 years ago, and yes it's a problem.

238 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:42:56am

re: #230 Ford_Prefect

Does that ever happen?

At the very end of a statement that goes on and on about how much they "fear backlash."

239 subsailor68  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:43:11am

re: #225 Kenneth

Stinky seems to be on coffee break.. are there any montor lizards about? Serious clean-up required on aisle #268 of the Cheney thread.

Crap. Just took a look and it's still there. A couple of lizards have called him on it though.

240 vxbush  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:43:19am

re: #234 Westward Ho

From your link

A nasty piece of work isn't he? The far right across all cultures have a major problem with women

And we've been studying what the Scriptures say about women in Sunday School. Fascinating.

241 faraway  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:43:28am

I thought McCain was going to "make people famous" for putting pork in Senate bills. I don't remember any new celebrities.

242 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:44:09am

re: #214 Ford_Prefect

I went to a Catholic High School and had a Spanish teacher who was a Cuban Jew. Talk about rare.

My French teacher was native to the Philippines. Needless to say, je ne parle Francais.

243 jwb7605  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:44:15am

re: #225 Kenneth

Stinky seems to be on coffee break.. are there any montor lizards about? Serious clean-up required on aisle #268 of the Cheney thread.

It looks like he's got his hands full with some twit calling himself J-LLatPoH. The initial comment was deleted, and he(she)'s got Walter stirred up.

244 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:44:51am

re: #243 jwb7605

It looks like he's got his hands full with some twit calling himself J-LLatPoH. The initial comment was deleted, and he(she)'s got Walter stirred up.

I mellow, cool dude, I mean, what's up, anyone have some gold?

245 Ford_Prefect  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:45:04am

re: #238 Alouette

At the very end of a statement that goes on and on about how much they "fear backlash."

Ironically the only backlash that they really fear is from the *ssholes who committed the terror attacks in the first place.

246 nyc redneck  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:45:06am

re: #116 yma o hyd

I still can't get over the fact that we have a 'world outcry' over this - but not over the sickening antisemitic protest marches in the Western world in recent weeks.

i agree but i think we will move in that direction. people will wake up.
as they really start looking at these ugly barbarians and begin to sense the danger, not just to israel, but also to themselves.
as O continues to show weakness and idiocy on the world stage, people will move toward common sense thinking as he fails.

247 Opinionated  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:45:17am

This is off topic, but I read read this most amazing sentence in the N Y Times.

I believe books could be written from this alone. PhD could be gotten. The media can be analysed. The entire concept of a "peace process" can be debated.

As rockets fall on Israel, the Times still wants too elicit tears for the dead Gazans.

And in the story is this sentence:

Palestinians almost never question the legitimacy of firing rockets at Israeli civilians as a form of resistance, and seemed shocked that Israel would go to war over it.

[Link: www.nytimes.com...]

248 jwb7605  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:45:26am

re: #241 faraway

I thought McCain was going to "make people famous" for putting pork in Senate bills. I don't remember any new celebrities.

That was only if he was elected president, I guess.
What a disappointment.

249 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:45:44am

re: #241 faraway

I thought McCain was going to "make people famous" for putting pork in Senate bills. I don't remember any new celebrities.

He's been too busy being a secret supporter of O.

250 jwb7605  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:46:43am

re: #244 Walter L. Newton

I mellow, cool dude, I mean, what's up, anyone have some gold?

I was going to jump in, but I think that's what he's after.

251 Desert Dog  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:47:05am

re: #237 jcm

Columbia has been improving greatly (thank you GWB). Mexico is turning into Columbia 10 years ago, and yes it's a problem.

We used to go down to Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point) a few times each year. It's a little area on the Gulf of California in Sonora, MX. I would be hesitant to travel there now. Border cities like Nogales or Agua Prieta...forget about it. The drug cartels are taking over and we better do something about it soon, or Mexico will turn into a nightmare.

252 nikis-knight  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:47:22am

re: #116 yma o hyd

I still can't get over the fact that we have a 'world outcry' over this - but not over the sickening antisemitic protest marches in the Western world in recent weeks.

Those were oppressed minority victims of Islamophobia expressing their legitimate grievances with an oppressor state and entirely understandable calls for genocide.
This is a screwball being aided by the "white christian male" power structure.
Totally different.
/

253 Kenneth  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:47:24am

re: #239 subsailor68

Yes, but Charles has declared that sort of comment worthy of instant banning. It's the kind of thing anti-LGFers will pounce on. The sooner it's gone the better. And that goes double for the poster too.

254 Randall Gross  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:47:25am

re: #189 Scion9

You are wrong, look at past focus on other holocaust deniers, including those in Vlaams Belang, Front National, etc. It certainly wouldn't be ignored here.

255 quickjustice  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:47:35am

Better late than never!

256 reine.de.tout  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:47:42am

re: #246 nyc redneck

i agree but i think we will move in that direction. people will wake up.
as they really start looking at these ugly barbarians and begin to sense the danger, not just to israel, but also to themselves.
as O continues to show weakness and idiocy on the world stage, people will move toward common sense thinking as he fails.

I hope and pray this happens.

257 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:48:02am

re: #247 Opinionated

This is off topic, but I read read this most amazing sentence in the N Y Times.

I believe books could be written from this alone. PhD could be gotten. The media can be analysed. The entire concept of a "peace process" can be debated.

As rockets fall on Israel, the Times still wants too elicit tears for the dead Gazans.

And in the story is this sentence:

Palestinians almost never question the legitimacy of firing rockets at Israeli civilians as a form of resistance, and seemed shocked that Israel would go to war over it.

[Link: www.nytimes.com...]

The NY Times seems to doubt some Pallywood "eyewitness accounts." Watch this article disappear.

258 Desert Dog  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:48:02am

re: #241 faraway

I thought McCain was going to "make people famous" for putting pork in Senate bills. I don't remember any new celebrities.

I got one for you: John McCain, a-la the bailout bill he loved so much

259 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:48:39am

re: #250 jwb7605

I was going to jump in, but I think that's what he's after.

I know. He's looking for a fight. He is certainly well aware of what he is doing, or else he would have just apologized and went on.

I didn't get nasty until he suggested that it's too bad that he can't say what he wants.

260 Ford_Prefect  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:48:59am

re: #242 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

My French teacher was native to the Philippines. Needless to say, je ne parle Francais.

I actually got 'D's in Spanish. 'A's and 'B's in every other class. Used to drive me nuts when kids would ask her about growing up in Cuba. She would spend half the class telling us about when she was a little girl in Cuba and the men with guns at the schools, and then she would yell at us for not learning anything in her class. I learned plenty about Cuba, but that never came up on the tests.

261 godfrey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:49:08am

Charles

Just one problem: does anyone really believe that Williamson can make this all OK by mouthing, “I recant?” Why in the world would anyone trust the word of a Holocaust denier?

Depends what the Vatican demands. If Ecclesia Dei requires Williamson to sign his name to a statement laying out a series of facts, that will be far in excess of a mere "I recant." By all means, hold the bar high. This could be a means of pushing the anti-Semites in the SSPX further and further toward the margin than they already are.

262 avanti  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:49:11am

Israel admits mistake in killing he three girls in Gaza, but it happened far differently then reported in the MSM. i.e. Time printed the fathers clams that troops shot them dead on purpose.Link

263 nikis-knight  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:49:20am

re: #131 Salamantis

You know what's a real slap in the Papal face?

Williamson's "I'm sorry if people were offended" non-apology was precisely the same kind of response that Pope Benedict gave to Muslims who were unjustifiably pissed off over his Regensburg remarks.

So? One set of remarks were right, and the other wrong. Hence, the apologies should similarly vary in strength.

264 reine.de.tout  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:49:37am

re: #47 Alouette

Let's see how fast he gets re-excommunicated if he says the cookie is not the real body of Christ.

Lot of Catholics here, and in these threads, who believe the host is the body of Christ, have denounced Williamson and his beliefs and are perplexed at the Pope's actions.

Please don't diss us all.

265 jwb7605  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:49:46am

re: #259 Walter L. Newton

I know. He's looking for a fight. He is certainly well aware of what he is doing, or else he would have just apologized and went on.

I didn't get nasty until he suggested that it's too bad that he can't say what he wants.

Charles commented.

266 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:49:50am

re: #46 reloadingisnotahobby

OT..
Move over Joe..There's a new gaff machine in town!
Pelosi says 500 Million Americans lose thier job each month!
Really?
Wow !
What an Idiot!

Actually, I was sitting here feeling really, really sorry for someone. There are 300 million Americans, give or take a few million. Lots of those are children or elderly, who aren't seeking to be employed. I, personally, didn't lose any jobs this month, and my husband didn't lose his job this month, nor did most of the people I know*. In fact, my brother got a promotion.

Somebody out there had a horrible month. To make this math work, there were people out there losing a job three and four times a day.

I feel for you.

*Nobody said anything, but maybe someone's just being quiet about it.

267 Nevergiveup  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:50:04am

Last update - 13:26 04/02/2009

Report: Obama to offer Russia deal to cut nuclear arms by 80%

[Link: www.haaretz.com...]

"The deal would put into review former President George Bush's plan for a U.S. missile defense shield in Eastern Europe and would be a catalyst for pressure on other nuclear-capable states to cut their stockpiles, The Times said. "

Well that last line just shows Obama and the Democrats have no idea what the missile shield is really for. It's not to protect us from a Russian attack, but one from rogue nations. Really sad.

268 DistantThunder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:50:17am

re: #107 faraway

Mark Steyn needs to get his facts straight.

The lady with 8 kids does not live with her parents and she is not unemployed.

She has 14 children all under 7, she lives in a 3 bedroom home with her parents is what the MSM reported. Her parents filed for bankruptcy last year. The woman was living off an employment related lawsuit settlement - she was not employed while she was pregnant.

269 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:50:24am

re: #258 Desert Dog

I got one for you: John McCain, a-la the bailout bill he loved so much

he dissed BO pretty good yesterday over that bill...it was posted on the overnight thread...Breitbart...he's digging in for a fight

270 jcm  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:50:31am

re: #251 Desert Dog

We used to go down to Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point) a few times each year. It's a little area on the Gulf of California in Sonora, MX. I would be hesitant to travel there now. Border cities like Nogales or Agua Prieta...forget about it. The drug cartels are taking over and we better do something about it soon, or Mexico will turn into a nightmare.

I linked a book last week....
Mexico will be a major challenge in the authors opinion.

271 subsailor68  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:50:33am

re: #225 Kenneth

Stinky seems to be on coffee break.. are there any montor lizards about? Serious clean-up required on aisle #268 of the Cheney thread.

It's all good over there now. Eight down-dings, followed by a delete.

272 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:51:28am

re: #262 avanti

OFF TOPIC - but you never answered me - about your comment -

re: #1066 avanti

He must think the election is closer and needs to instill the built-in fear of a weak left by the right. I personally blame Cheney for many of the failures of the Bush administration. Now, he seems to be trying to fire up what's left of his neo-ons.

What the hell are you talking about? It seems to me NO ONE was killed for almost 8 years in this country by a terrorist. Or did I miss something?

273 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:52:02am

re: #204 Killgore Trout

The few comments I read complained more about the use of that word in the title than anything else. What a bunch of racist hypocrites.

274 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:52:10am

look at all the guns!....


[Link: www.foxnews.com...]

275 Picayune  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:52:16am

re: #215 Kosh's Shadow

What if they moved to the New & Improved, Really Absorbent newsprint?

276 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:52:44am
277 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:52:58am

re: #265 jwb7605

Charles commented.

Good.

278 subsailor68  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:53:05am

re: #253 Kenneth

Yes, but Charles has declared that sort of comment worthy of instant banning. It's the kind of thing anti-LGFers will pounce on. The sooner it's gone the better. And that goes double for the poster too.

BTW, yep I'm completely with you on that one.

279 godfrey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:53:32am

re: #274 albusteve

"The 5.7 x 28, armor piercing (AP) rounds are not available for sale to the general public and are probably coming from the Mexican military"

Oy.

280 Killgore Trout  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:53:35am

re: #262 avanti

Thanks for the update.

281 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:53:37am

re: #272 Walter L. Newton

OFF TOPIC - but you never answered me - about your comment -

re: #1066 avanti

What the hell are you talking about? It seems to me NO ONE was killed for almost 8 years in this country by a terrorist. Or did I miss something?

Allah Akbar! up in Salt Lake City....5 down

282 jwb7605  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:54:30am

re: #264 reine.de.tout

Lot of Catholics here, and in these threads, who believe the host is the body of Christ, have denounced Williamson and his beliefs and are perplexed at the Pope's actions.

Please don't diss us all.

Looking at Catholics ranging from Pelosi<-->my wife<-->Catholic clergy, I've discovered it is not possible to say something that doesn't differ from a Catholic viewpoint. Typically, though, they (you guys) don't feel dissed.

283 chicagodudewhotrades  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:54:37am

re: #270 jcm


Here is a brief PDF on the current Mexico sit-rep. I have a couple problems with some facts/details in this, but it is basically solid

[Link: www.mccaffreyassociates.com...]

284 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:54:41am

re: #279 godfrey

Oy.

maybe I should run down there and invest

285 Throbert McGee  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:54:47am

re: #261 godfrey

Depends what the Vatican demands. If Ecclesia Dei requires Williamson to sign his name to a statement laying out a series of facts, that will be far in excess of a mere "I recant." By all means, hold the bar high. This could be a means of pushing the anti-Semites in the SSPX further and further toward the margin than they already are.

Marginal? What is your basis for this?

286 quickjustice  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:55:05am

re: #247 Opinionated

Self-absorption is the stock in trade of the N.Y. Times. Your quote is an extreme example of the Palestinian version of it. In the Palestinian version, murder of Jews by rocket has become an abstraction. That's an abomination, but it's exactly what the N.Y. Times does. It's just a matter of degree.

Example: "The editors of the N.Y. Times were astonished to learn that Pennsylvanians enjoy hunting and fishing, and that Pennsylvanians will fight to keep their hunting rifles and fly rods."

287 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:55:29am

re: #281 albusteve

Allah Akbar! up in Salt Lake City....5 down

What?

288 DistantThunder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:55:33am

re: #272 Walter L. Newton

OFF TOPIC - but you never answered me - about your comment -

re: #1066 avanti

What the hell are you talking about? It seems to me NO ONE was killed for almost 8 years in this country by a terrorist. Or did I miss something?

My husband has a business associate that reads WMD specialist - and the guy works inside the US. 40 Al Queda guys just infected themselves accidentally with bubonic plague - the equivalent of a bomber blowing himself up accidentally.

Our enemies are relentlessly probing our vulnerabilities. Cheney know all the attempts -and the progress that has been made on the enemies' side. We have no way of adequately defending an open society only through defense - we have to be lucky every day - the terrorists only have to be lucky once.

That's why we have to be on offense against them.

289 Kenneth  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:55:45am

re: #262 avanti

What kind of father lets his children play on the roof of their house during a war? Don't bother, I know the answer.

290 Randall Gross  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:55:57am

re: #274 albusteve

look at all the guns!....


[Link: www.foxnews.com...]

Bet they are getting them from Thugo.

291 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:56:04am

re: #287 Walter L. Newton

What?

jihad at a mall

292 lawhawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:56:08am

re: #281 albusteve

Sudden Jihadi Syndrome may have played a role in the UNC drive by jihad - Taheriazar; the DC sniper (Mohammad and Malvo), the Seattle Jewish Center attack, and the SLC attack... but law enforcement downplayed it in each instance. None were connected with al Qaeda from what was released.

293 Nevergiveup  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:56:32am

S. African dock workers won't unload Israeli goods

[Link: www.ynetnews.com...]

Foreign Minister spokesman Yigal Palmor said: "If these people think that by refusing to unload shipments from Israel they are promoting peace they should go back to school because they have misread the situation in the Middle East big time." (AP)

Why assume they can read?

294 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:56:32am
295 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:56:57am

re: #264 reine.de.tout

Lot of Catholics here, and in these threads, who believe the host is the body of Christ, have denounced Williamson and his beliefs and are perplexed at the Pope's actions.

Please don't diss us all.

My point was not to "diss" all Catholics, but to point out that the Vatican acts more swiftly on matters of Church doctrine than on matters of morality.

296 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:56:59am

re: #281 albusteve

Allah Akbar! up in Salt Lake City....5 down

I'm talking about a terrorist plot. The idiot in SLC is no different then any single person motivated by some person reason.

Or do you agree with Avanti?

297 jwb7605  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:57:13am

re: #277 Walter L. Newton

Good.

Replete with a reply containing the haughty attitude.

298 Westward Ho  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:57:17am

re: #272 Walter L. Newton

It was widely reported on the left wing blogs that the colour coded terror alerts were politicized.

299 fish  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:57:18am

re: #139 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

A drawing of Spongebob Squarepants could do the same thing, & require a smaller staff.

AND be a less frightening Presidential prospect.

300 lawhawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:57:19am

re: #289 Kenneth

It's the same culture that rapes people and uses that heinous act to coerce the victim into becoming a suicide bomber to redeem themselves before Allah.

Rape. It's the jihad's latest recruitment tool.

301 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:57:20am
302 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:57:39am

re: #296 Walter L. Newton

I'm talking about a terrorist plot. The idiot in SLC is no different then any single person motivated by some personal reason.

Or do you agree with Avanti?

Personal reason... corrected.

303 DistantThunder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:57:40am

re: #281 albusteve

Allah Akbar! up in Salt Lake City....5 down

He was of the self-deputized variety.

304 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:57:41am

re: #290 Thanos

Bet they are getting them from Thugo.

good call...all heavy stuff can't all be ripped from the Federalies

305 reine.de.tout  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:57:42am

re: #282 jwb7605

Looking at Catholics ranging from Pelosi<-->my wife<-->Catholic clergy, I've discovered it is not possible to say something that doesn't differ from a Catholic viewpoint. Typically, though, they (you guys) don't feel dissed.

Well, not usually.
But people who use "cracker" or "cookie" probably know full well the usual term is "host", and use "cracker" or "cookie" as a way to show contempt.

No skin off my back, really - I make a point and an effort to not post things at that level.

306 Desert Dog  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:58:29am

re: #283 chicagodudewhotrades

Here is a brief PDF on the current Mexico sit-rep. I have a couple problems with some facts/details in this, but it is basically solid

[Link: www.mccaffreyassociates.com...]

Not a pretty picture

307 Scion9  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:58:30am

re: #254 Thanos

You are wrong, look at past focus on other holocaust deniers, including those in Vlaams Belang, Front National, etc. It certainly wouldn't be ignored here.

I didn't say that those stories got ignored by us. I said by those promoting the story, and specified journalists. We wouldn't know who Williamson was if he wasn't a far-right Catholic priest, but instead a leftist MP or Academic because it wouldn't be a story.

Again though. Vlaams Belang and Front National get news coverage because they are far right political organizations. If they were transnationalist leftist parties that were also racists, or holocaust deniers, we wouldn't know who they are.

I'm well aware that antisemitism and racism gets exposed on both sides of the aisle here. However, most of the left-wing seething hatred you will notice comes from Zombie's photojournalism, other independent outlets, or op-eds and not pulled from Yahoo news, the headlines of major newspapers/wire services.

The larger issue still stands though, that without antisemitic Brits, you don't get antisemitic British Priests. That there is an issue with antisemitism in the Church is a given in; that there is a problem with antisemitism everywhere else is obfuscated.

308 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:58:39am

re: #296 Walter L. Newton

I'm talking about a terrorist plot. The idiot in SLC is no different then any single person motivated by some person reason.

Or do you agree with Avanti?

call it whatever you want....it's still jihad imo

309 DistantThunder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:58:40am

re: #288 DistantThunder

My husband has a business associate WHOSE BUSINESS CARD reads WMD specialist - and the guy works inside the US. 40 Al Queda guys just infected themselves accidentally with bubonic plague - the equivalent of a bomber blowing himself up accidentally.

Our enemies are relentlessly probing our vulnerabilities. Cheney know all the attempts -and the progress that has been made on the enemies' side. We have no way of adequately defending an open society only through defense - we have to be lucky every day - the terrorists only have to be lucky once.

That's why we have to be on offense against them.

Fixed that

310 reine.de.tout  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:59:09am

re: #295 Alouette

My point was not to "diss" all Catholics, but to point out that the Vatican acts more swiftly on matters of Church doctrine than on matters of morality.

And that's probably true.
My point again - using the term "cookie" is intended, imo, to be contemptuous.
and it shows contempt for all of us.

311 faraway  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:59:15am

re: #296 Walter L. Newton

I'm talking about a terrorist plot. The idiot in SLC is no different then any single person motivated by some person reason.

Walter, they didn't wear a logo shirt, but they were driven by the same ideology.

312 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 10:59:22am

re: #271 subsailor68

It's all good over there now. Eight down-dings, followed by a delete.

Was the fool excommunicated as well?

313 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:00:06am

re: #292 lawhawk

Sudden Jihadi Syndrome may have played a role in the UNC drive by jihad - Taheriazar; the DC sniper (Mohammad and Malvo), the Seattle Jewish Center attack, and the SLC attack... but law enforcement downplayed it in each instance. None were connected with al Qaeda from what was released.

the SLC shooter was caught on tape bellowing his battle cry....and recall and armed citizen pinned him so the cops could kill him

314 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:00:22am

Bye, Lizards, I'm off to the airport for my grandson's Bar Mitzvah. I'm not taking the laptop because I can't get a wireless connection, so I'll see y'all again on Sunday night!

315 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:00:35am
316 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:00:42am
317 avanti  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:00:52am

re: #272 Walter L. Newton

OFF TOPIC - but you never answered me - about your comment -

re: #1066 avanti

What the hell are you talking about? It seems to me NO ONE was killed for almost 8 years in this country by a terrorist. Or did I miss something?

I never said otherwise. I just commented on the constant use of fear of a attack for what I saw as political reasons. If you recall the talk of the treat of Iraq's WMD, nukes, and biologicals to sell the war that were oversold in my opinion.
I don't begrudge you feeling differently.

318 subsailor68  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:00:53am

re: #312 FurryOldGuyJeans

Was the fool excommunicated as well?

Hmm...good question. Guess not, if he recants his post.

;-)

319 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:00:58am

re: #303 DistantThunder

He was of the self-deputized variety.

yupner...exactly

320 reine.de.tout  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:00:59am

re: #315 ploome hineni

{touts}

Howdy, Ploome!
Good day today, I hope?

321 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:01:04am
322 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:01:14am

re: #297 jwb7605

Replete with a reply containing the haughty attitude.

Like a fucking 12 year old. It scares me that there are people out there who actually react this way to a difference of opinion, or to a rule, or anything like this.

It's the same fools who run down the highway like they are the only people on the road, the same jerk who uses as much of a parking space as they need to fit their tank into a space, the same assholes who think the world owes then something every time they turn around.

Guess what, no one owes then even a goodbye.

323 Dustyvet  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:01:16am

re: #314 Alouette

Bye, Lizards, I'm off to the airport for my grandson's Bar Mitzvah. I'm not taking the laptop because I can't get a wireless connection, so I'll see y'all again on Sunday night!

Have a safe trip, and a wondeful time...:)

324 big steve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:01:24am
It also said Pope Benedict XVI had not known about Bishop Richard Williamson’s views when he agreed to lift his excommunication and that of three other ultraconservative bishops Jan. 21.

....what happened to papal infallibility?

325 debutaunt  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:01:37am

re: #268 DistantThunder

She has 14 children all under 7, she lives in a 3 bedroom home with her parents is what the MSM reported. Her parents filed for bankruptcy last year. The woman was living off an employment related lawsuit settlement - she was not employed while she was pregnant.

And I think we have all paid her in-vitro bills as well as all other expenses.

326 reine.de.tout  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:01:41am

re: #316 buzzsawmonkey

I tend to use the term "wafer," under the impression that it is an accurate term acceptable to Catholics that does not carry the implication of belief attendant to the use of "Host." Is that correct?

"wafer" is fine.
Hell, cookie and cracker are fine.
But when people use those terms, it always seems to me to be to express contempt.
Thus I take issue.

327 DistantThunder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:01:43am

re: #305 reine.de.tout

Well, not usually.
But people who use "cracker" or "cookie" probably know full well the usual term is "host", and use "cracker" or "cookie" as a way to show contempt.

No skin off my back, really - I make a point and an effort to not post things at that level.

I think the Catholic church is part of our political problem in that they provide cover for these "Catholic" politicians to full embrace positions completely contrary antithetical to church doctrine - without any repercussion from the church. I know someone tried to restrict communion - but that didn't work out when Kerry just went and took communion anyway.

If the church excommunicated a few more liberal catholic politicians, I'd be impressed.

328 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:02:04am
329 Randall Gross  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:02:38am

re: #307 Scion9

And we diss Chomsky and Carter because they are from the right?

330 realwest  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:02:55am

re: #314 Alouette
So long Alouette - have a safe trip to and from and ENJOY!

331 Kosh's Shadow  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:03:03am

re: #241 faraway

I thought McCain was going to "make people famous" for putting pork in Senate bills. I don't remember any new celebrities.

McCain doesn't own any major media outlets. They decide who is a celebrity and who isn't.

332 Kenneth  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:03:11am

re: #317 avanti

I never said otherwise. I just commented on the constant use of fear of a attack for what I saw as political reasons. If you recall the talk of the treat of Iraq's WMD, nukes, and biologicals to sell the war that were oversold in my opinion.
I don't begrudge you feeling differently.

Is that use of fear of terrorists for political reasons different from the Democrats use of fear of evil Bush for political reasons? Democratic fear mongering helped Obama get elected, but I don't see how it's going to protect American lives. Quite the contrary.

333 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:03:13am
334 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:03:24am

re: #308 albusteve

call it whatever you want....it's still jihad imo

The comment was about the Bush administration stopping or preventing a terrorist plot. One idiot who doesn't like Americans is a terrorist, but it's not a plot.

Why am I having to explain this to you, you know exactly what I am talking about (and what Avanti was referring to).

Are you bored today? If so, bug someone else, because I'm not going to play.

335 jwb7605  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:03:31am

I have official permission to go downtown and take care of errands for the wife.

Its a beautiful day out, so I'm going to walk.

See you all in a couple of hours.

336 DistantThunder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:03:35am

re: #325 debutaunt

And I think we have all paid her in-vitro bills as well as all other expenses.

I can see how she'd watch all those shows about large families and think that she would cash in.

337 jorline  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:03:41am

re: #227 jcm

Pass on my email.... I can get back to her quickly I'll be watching.

I already passed it along...she just sent you an email.

338 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:03:57am

re: #322 Walter L. Newton

Like a fucking 12 year old. It scares me that there are people out there who actually react this way to a difference of opinion, or to a rule, or anything like this.

It's the same fools who run down the highway like they are the only people on the road, the same jerk who uses as much of a parking space as they need to fit their tank into a space, the same assholes who think the world owes then something every time they turn around.

Guess what, no one owes then even a goodbye.

asked to be tossed...they don't make trolls like they used to

339 reine.de.tout  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:04:19am

re: #327 DistantThunder

I think the Catholic church is part of our political problem in that they provide cover for these "Catholic" politicians to full embrace positions completely contrary antithetical to church doctrine - without any repercussion from the church. I know someone tried to restrict communion - but that didn't work out when Kerry just went and took communion anyway.

If the church excommunicated a few more liberal catholic politicians, I'd be impressed.

I agree wholeheartedly, and I've made my feelings known on that through communication with the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Search around, you can find e-mail addys.

340 fish  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:04:28am

re: #216 Alouette

Stay classy, Kosturds!

So if I understand the logic, Dascholes tax issues ONLY matter because of Obama's race?

Thanks for reminding me why I don't check in on Kos anymore.

341 godfrey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:04:30am

re: #285 Throbert McGee

How many Catholics attend Mass, and how many attend SSPX services? Most pewsitters have never even heard of the SSPX, and if they have, they will overwhelmingly say, "oh that's some sort of schismatic group, isn't it?"

I think the total SSPX service attendance is around 60,000 (probably inflated). Total Catholic population is put around 6,442,583,922.

342 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:05:01am

re: #335 jwb7605

I have official permission to go downtown and take care of errands for the wife.

Its a beautiful day out, so I'm going to walk.

See you all in a couple of hours.

Don't forget the dog... pant, pant, pant... (leash in mouth).

343 Randall Gross  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:05:04am

just for you Ploome:

/

344 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:05:06am
345 chicagodudewhotrades  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:05:25am

re: #306 Desert Dog


The next report on Mexico I want to look up and read is the one just published by either one of the military's higher learning facilities (the army war college?) or the one the the geographic Commands (Northcom?) .That report has gotten some ink, since it predicts possible failed states in both Pakistan and Mexico

346 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:05:28am
347 jcm  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:05:58am

re: #283 chicagodudewhotrades

Here is a brief PDF on the current Mexico sit-rep. I have a couple problems with some facts/details in this, but it is basically solid

[Link: www.mccaffreyassociates.com...]

Good stuff, agreed.
If somethings not done they'll be bolder forays across the border. That can only be bad to worse.

We gave Columbia a lot of assistance, and they've got their feet on the ground and gotten the upper hand. So far Mexico's attitude has been to save face, and not want a lot of internal help.

348 Lincolntf  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:06:00am

re: #341 godfrey

I think that's the GLOBAL population, my friend.

349 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:06:10am

re: #272 Walter L. Newton

avanti should be gratefully praising Cheney for all his supposed fuck-ups, since they are what has been bandied about as part of the reasons why O won.

350 Dustyvet  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:06:11am

re: #342 Walter L. Newton

Don't forget the dog... pant, pant, pant... (leash in mouth).

Mental picture of Maisey in a cowboy suit...

351 reine.de.tout  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:06:19am

re: #328 ploome hineni

better

they think it is Epstein Barr

/at least its a Jewish virus

BWAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA

I don't know whether to cry at Epstein Barr, or laugh at your comment that it is at least a Jewish virus!

Gonna look it up - treatable?

352 Westward Ho  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:06:31am

re: #341 godfrey

You got nancy pelosi's gift for big numbers.

353 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:06:42am
354 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:06:56am

re: #334 Walter L. Newton

The comment was about the Bush administration stopping or preventing a terrorist plot. One idiot who doesn't like Americans is a terrorist, but it's not a plot.

Why am I having to explain this to you, you know exactly what I am talking about (and what Avanti was referring to).

Are you bored today? If so, bug someone else, because I'm not going to play.

you said " NO ONE was killed for eight years by a terrorist"...simply pointing out that that's not correct...

355 lawhawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:06:59am

re: #341 godfrey

Is that Pelosi math?

356 Erik The Red  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:07:03am

re: #322 Walter L. Newton

re: #323 Dustyvet

re: #330 realwest

re: #335 jwb7605

Afternoon/Evening Lizards. Do anyof you ever sleep?

357 Kragar  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:07:09am

re: #350 Dustyvet

Mental picture of Maisey in a cowboy suit...

WHAT?

358 opnion  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:07:21am

Good afternoon Lizards. Day sixteen America held hostage.

359 Dustyvet  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:07:46am

re: #356 Erik The Red

re: #323 Dustyvet

re: #330 realwest

re: #335 jwb7605

Afternoon/Evening Lizards. Do anyof you ever sleep?

Only when needed...:)

360 reine.de.tout  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:07:59am

re: #344 buzzsawmonkey

I don't like "cookie" or "cracker" on the grounds that they seem to carry an overtone of snark; for the same reason, I dislike the term "matzah cracker," which both carries the redundancy of "spaghetti pasta" and seems a little diminishing.

It's good to know "wafer" is within the respect zone; strictly speaking, using "Host" shouldn't bother me either, but sometimes it just doesn't quite seem right in the context of a sentence.

Thank you buzzsawmonkey!
You understand my take on "cookie" and "cracker", and I appreciate it!

361 J.S.  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:08:25am

re: #333 ploome hineni

And we diss Chomsky and Carter because they are from the right?

What?

/parrot mode on

362 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:08:33am
363 godfrey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:08:43am

re: #348 Lincolntf

Right, and the 60k SSPX figure is global, too.

364 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:08:50am

re: #349 FurryOldGuyJeans

avanti should be gratefully praising Cheney for all his supposed fuck-ups, since they are what has been bandied about as part of the reasons why O won.

Avanti is Cognito with out the smarts. He knows exactly what he is doing, but he doesn't have the writing ability to play his own game.

It's sort of like someone burping, a lot of gas but nothing really solid.

365 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:09:00am

re: #318 subsailor68

Hmm...good question. Guess not, if he recants his post.

;-)

I just checked, and he hasn't and wasn't. :%P%

366 reine.de.tout  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:09:18am

re: #351 reine.de.tout

I don't know whether to cry at Epstein Barr, or laugh at your comment that it is at least a Jewish virus!

Gonna look it up - treatable?

argh!
why didn't Ploome just say "mononucleosis"?

367 Erik The Red  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:09:18am

re: #358 opnion

Good afternoon Lizards. Day sixteen America held hostage.

4 toes left opnion and than you are done. Who is taking over?

368 godfrey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:09:27am

re: #355 lawhawk

lol - no, those are the figures I've heard. If anyone can provide more accurate figures, by all means, go ahead.

369 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:09:44am
370 Scion9  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:09:55am

re: #329 Thanos

And we diss Chomsky and Carter because they are from the right?

Dude, read my posts or don't comment on them. I specifically said "Both sides of the aisle". What aisle do you think I'm talking about?

371 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:09:59am

re: #347 jcm

Good stuff, agreed.
If somethings not done they'll be bolder forays across the border. That can only be bad to worse.

We gave Columbia a lot of assistance, and they've got their feet on the ground and gotten the upper hand. So far Mexico's attitude has been to save face, and not want a lot of internal help.

I would like to here the administrations take on this dire situation....he most assuredly has somebody on it and Americans deserve to know what his thoughts are

372 Opinionated  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:10:09am

re: #286 quickjustice

Self-absorption is the stock in trade of the N.Y. Times. Your quote is an extreme example of the Palestinian version of it. In the Palestinian version, murder of Jews by rocket has become an abstraction. That's an abomination, but it's exactly what the N.Y. Times does. It's just a matter of degree.
/blockquote>

That sentiment has become the accepted template. It explains every commenter and protest of Israel.

Jews/Israelis are to be targeted for death as a matter of course. Jews defending themselves is beyond the pale.

It is in sum what explains the World and media reaction to any Israeli defense. Israeli defense against murder attempts is in and of itself- a disproportionate response.

373 JohnnyReb  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:10:11am

re: #251 Desert Dog

We used to go down to Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point) a few times each year. It's a little area on the Gulf of California in Sonora, MX. I would be hesitant to travel there now. Border cities like Nogales or Agua Prieta...forget about it. The drug cartels are taking over and we better do something about it soon, or Mexico will turn into a nightmare.

You know I was thinking the same thing recently, that "we" meaning the US has to do something about this and soon. But when I asked myself what the heck we could do, I could not come up with one single reasonable thing we can do. And just pouring more money into Mexico will not work. An across the border invasion is not in the cards even if Mexico asked us to come over and help.

374 reine.de.tout  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:10:16am

re: #362 ploome hineni

mononucleosis?

I got it figured out.
why didn't you say so to begin with?
Epstein-Barr. geez-louise.
You know I'm not that smart . . .

375 avanti  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:10:20am

re: #332 Kenneth

Is that use of fear of terrorists for political reasons different from the Democrats use of fear of evil Bush for political reasons? Democratic fear mongering helped Obama get elected, but I don't see how it's going to protect American lives. Quite the contrary.

Nope, no difference what so ever. Some of the crap dished by the left was over the top. i.e. GW went to war over oil. He may have poorly served by his advisers and got bad intelligence, but he did what he thought right to protect the country.

376 DaddyG  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:10:31am

re: #316 buzzsawmonkey

I tend to use the term "wafer," under the impression that it is an accurate term acceptable to Catholics that does not carry the implication of belief attendant to the use of "Host." Is that correct?

Just don't call it a waffle.

/ducks and runs for cover

377 Kragar  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:10:37am

re: #367 Erik The Red

4 toes left opnion and than you are done. Who is taking over?

/Whistles innocently

What?

378 eschew_obfuscation  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:10:54am

re: #366 reine.de.tout

argh!
why didn't Ploome just say "mononucleosis"?

Epstein Barr is Mononucleosis....by a different name

379 reine.de.tout  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:10:55am

re: #376 DaddyG

Just don't call it a waffle.

/ducks and runs for cover

ha-ha-ha.

380 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:11:09am

re: #364 Walter L. Newton

I see nothing but ideology and partisanship from avanti. Media Boy is just being a horse's ass simply since it is a game for him.

381 DistantThunder  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:11:09am

re: #332 Kenneth

Is that use of fear of terrorists for political reasons different from the Democrats use of fear of evil Bush for political reasons? Democratic fear mongering helped Obama get elected, but I don't see how it's going to protect American lives. Quite the contrary.

Remember that Saddam was an eco-terrorist having set 700 oil wells on fire during the first Gulf war. It was predicted that it was going to take years to put them out, because of the technology involved. Then oilman Red Adair developed a new process and was able to put out a well fire in a few hours instead of a few weeks per fire.

There were a total of 16 reasons that we took Saddam out. When he gassed the Kurds from the air - he killed 15,000 people in one week. Then he sent teams to villages to execute the sick and dying. When that didn't kill enough Kurds he continued the genocide by bussing a total of 180,000 people out into the desert to pre-dug graves where his military machine gunned, or had executed almost a quarter million people.

In one grave they found 86 children - 25% of whom had been buried alive without any bullet wounds. The anthopologist in charge of the grave excavation said there were mass graves "as far as the eye could see."

Saddam was a genocidal MONSTER with tons of yellow cake working towards an Apocalypse. Like a serial killer fiddling with a new gun that he can't quite figure out yet.

382 realwest  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:11:15am

re: #346 ploome hineni
Hi ploome - I sure hope you're right about foster homes.

383 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:11:27am
384 Desert Dog  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:11:29am

re: #345 chicagodudewhotrades

The next report on Mexico I want to look up and read is the one just published by either one of the military's higher learning facilities (the army war college?) or the one the the geographic Commands (Northcom?) .That report has gotten some ink, since it predicts possible failed states in both Pakistan and Mexico

I like GWB, but among one of his biggest mistakes was basically ignoring Mexico and most of Latin America. They are our neighbors and as the report you posted listed, our biggest trading partners. Mexico needs to be stabilized or it will certainly spill over to our side of the border. The violence already has. My hometown, Phoenix, is now the "Kidnapping Capitol of the USA" and it is all Mexican on Mexican crime. So, look to El Paso, Phoenix, Tucson....that is what is coming to your town or city soon if Mexico falls apart and becomes a Narco-State like Columbia was in the 80's.

385 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:11:30am

re: #356 Erik The Red

re: #323 Dustyvet

re: #330 realwest

re: #335 jwb7605

Afternoon/Evening Lizards. Do anyof you ever sleep?

I job requires me to be at the theatre mainly on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Most of the other time, I am working from home (paperwork, ticket sales, searching for props for shows, part time programming projects, washing bar rags, theatre stuff and other piece meal jobs I can do from home)

So, I have a lot of time to be near a computer.

386 eschew_obfuscation  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:11:43am

re: #378 eschew_obfuscation

Epstein Barr is Mononucleosis....by a different name

woops....misread your post as "why DID...."

387 opnion  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:11:56am

re: #367 Erik The Red

4 toes left opnion and than you are done. Who is taking over?

I need a volunteer with excellent math skills. That would probably eliminate any alum of Chicago Public Schools.

388 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:12:20am

re: #375 avanti

Nope, no difference what so ever. Some of the crap dished by the left was over the top. i.e. GW went to war over oil. He may have poorly served by his advisers and got bad intelligence, but he did what he thought right to protect the country.

Avanti waffles.

389 Opinionated  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:12:37am

re: #372 Opinionated

commenter = commentator

390 Erik The Red  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:12:57am

re: #387 opnion

I need a volunteer with excellent math skills. That would probably eliminate any alum of Chicago Public Schools.

LMAO.

391 jorline  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:13:19am

Charles...Thank you for your help with gak.

392 AuntAcid  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:13:48am

re: #4 pat

Give him 10 minutes. Then excommunicate him.

"What we have here is a failure to excommunicate."

393 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:14:02am

re: #314 Alouette

Bye, Lizards, I'm off to the airport for my grandson's Bar Mitzvah. I'm not taking the laptop because I can't get a wireless connection, so I'll see y'all again on Sunday night!

That seems an odd place for a Bar Mitzvah.

394 Erik The Red  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:14:03am

re: #391 jorline

Charles...Thank you for your help with gak.

What did I miss joline?

395 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:14:07am

Just to chime in on the Salt Lake thing, as a former Salt Lake resident--

Is it only terrorism if more than one person perpetrates the crime? Granted, it's a little harder to stop a plot that is hatching between the voices in one man's head, but the dead are still dead, their families still grieve, and the motivation was still the same.

The Unabomber was a terrorist.

Now, if we are discussing only the specific type of terrorism being perpetrated by large, organized groups, just say so. (I was going to say Islamofacist groups, but I didn't want to leave William Ayers out).

Perhaps there should be a term to differentiate between group terrorism, and solo terrorism.

396 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:14:13am

re: #390 Erik The Red

LMAO.

re: #387 opnion

I need a volunteer with excellent math skills. That would probably eliminate any alum of Chicago Public Schools.

I graduated from the Chicago Public School system 30 years ago, in 1951.

397 reine.de.tout  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:14:14am

re: #391 jorline

Charles...Thank you for your help with gak.

What happened to gak?

398 realwest  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:14:39am

re: #380 FurryOldGuyJeans

I see nothing but ideology and partisanship from avanti. Media Boy is just being a horse's ass simply since it is a game for him.


Yep, and as Walter said, he's not as smart as Cognito and can't play the game all that well.
That we didn't have another attack on us after 9/11 is to the credit of President George W. Bush's leadership and the commitment of our Armed Forces and intelligence services. Nothing anyone can say will ever change that.

399 Ojoe  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:14:43am
400 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:14:47am

re: #391 jorline

Charles...Thank you for your help with gak.

"What!"

401 Erik The Red  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:15:10am

re: #396 Walter L. Newton

I graduated from the Chicago Public School system 30 years ago, in 1951.

So the job is yours? All yours//

402 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:15:11am
403 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:15:35am

re: #384 Desert Dog

I like GWB, but among one of his biggest mistakes was basically ignoring Mexico and most of Latin America. They are our neighbors and as the report you posted listed, our biggest trading partners. Mexico needs to be stabilized or it will certainly spill over to our side of the border. The violence already has. My hometown, Phoenix, is now the "Kidnapping Capitol of the USA" and it is all Mexican on Mexican crime. So, look to El Paso, Phoenix, Tucson....that is what is coming to your town or city soon if Mexico falls apart and becomes a Narco-State like Columbia was in the 80's.

I'm hoping the geography and the road system prevents any large scale problems in NM....of course once here there are few places to go really, unlike Pheonix or on up through Texas...

404 ShowMeStateOfMind  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:15:35am

Why is it that the Muslim religious grand poo-bahs can issue holocaust denials all day long, or even better call for a new holocaust, and Angela Merkel won't say anything?

Is she scared?

405 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:15:41am

re: #398 realwest

Yep, and as Walter said, he's not as smart as Cognito and can't play the game all that well.
That we didn't have another attack on us after 9/11 is to the credit of President George W. Bush's leadership and the commitment of our Armed Forces and intelligence services. Nothing anyone can say will ever change that.

Correct, and I didn't even like him, but credit where credit is due.

406 realwest  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:15:46am

Oops, off to lunch y'all - hope you have a great day and that I get the chance to see you all down the road tonight!

407 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:15:46am

re: #391 jorline

Charles...Thank you for your help with gak.

What have you got against Klingon cuisine?

408 avanti  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:15:47am

re: #349 FurryOldGuyJeans

avanti should be gratefully praising Cheney for all his supposed fuck-ups, since they are what has been bandied about as part of the reasons why O won.

He was very divisive outside the base, with approval numbers even lower than GW's. I personally think he hurt GW , but that's just me. As a leftie, I often defended GW, but not Chaney.

409 Dustyvet  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:15:48am

Senate trial proceeds 1 absentee at a time


[Link: www.kare11.com...]

410 jorline  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:15:54am

re: #394 Erik The Red

What did I miss joline?

midwestgak can't connect with her home Mac.

411 lawhawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:16:16am

re: #341 godfrey

Ah, total world population is 6.4 billion, but total RC population is about 1.07 billion. You transposed a few words there...

412 Dustyvet  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:16:53am

re: #401 Erik The Red

So the job is yours? All yours//

WHAT!

413 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:17:01am

re: #398 realwest

Would you PLEASE quit saying THAT name! ;)

414 eschew_obfuscation  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:17:02am

Oh Noes!

Gak's Mac Attacked?!

415 godfrey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:17:30am

re: #411 lawhawk

Ah, right. Sorry about that.

416 OldLineTexan  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:17:45am

re: #345 chicagodudewhotrades

The next report on Mexico I want to look up and read is the one just published by either one of the military's higher learning facilities (the army war college?) or the one the the geographic Commands (Northcom?) .That report has gotten some ink, since it predicts possible failed states in both Pakistan and Mexico

Mexico has been a failed state for decades.

They are really good at it.

/what else do you call a country playing lamprey to the US shark?

417 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:18:01am

re: #404 ShowMeStateOfMind

Why is it that the Muslim religious grand poo-bahs can issue holocaust denials all day long, or even better call for a new holocaust, and Angela Merkel won't say anything?

Is she scared?

Possibly, since there are more Muslims per capita in Germany than in the US, since there are radical Muslims that have no problem hitting the streets and demonstrating violently and Germany is closer to other countries where radical Muslims can slip into Germany with in hours.

Yep, she certainly could be.

418 Kenneth  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:18:09am

re: #375 avanti

Oh, but there is a difference:

There really are terrorists who are trying to kill Americans. There have been dozens of plots uncovered and broken up because of the agressive methods the Bush admin employed.

On the other hand, the paranoid rantings of the Democrats that Bush & Cheney were subverting the constitution, that Iraq was a "distraction" from the real war, that the Surge had failed & the war was lost, that Al Qaeda never really posed a real threat anyway, that Shiite Iran would never work with Sunni terrorists, & so on, were all wrong and based on lies.

Can you see the difference now?

419 subsailor68  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:18:13am

re: #396 Walter L. Newton

I graduated from the Chicago Public School system 30 years ago, in 1951.

Okay Walter. Got me. I read your post and thought "hey, that's not right, the math's wrong".

Ten seconds later, a giant OMG he burned me!

ROTFLMAO.

420 reine.de.tout  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:18:25am

re: #402 ploome hineni

she is mentally and physically incompetent to care for 14 children all under 10yrs old

Most people would be!
Some of us (moi) had enough trouble being mentally and physically competent to raise just one.

421 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:18:26am
422 OldLineTexan  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:18:37am

re: #349 FurryOldGuyJeans

avanti should be gratefully praising Cheney for all his supposed fuck-ups, since they are what has been bandied about as part of the reasons why O won.

Ummm. Cheney's BAD, mmmkay?

/Mr. Mackey School of Political Discourse and Deep Thought

423 Scion9  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:18:44am

re: #404 ShowMeStateOfMind

Why wouldn't she be scared?

424 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:18:45am

BBIAM - I have to put the bar rags in the dryer. See, I am working.

425 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:19:11am
426 chicagodudewhotrades  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:19:27am

re: #384 Desert Dog

I do agreee with you, but like comment#373 said: what can be done about it? More money for the Mexican military? Border Fences? NG/Active duty Troops on the border? It will take a lot of work by all players

427 Kragar  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:19:32am

re: #413 FurryOldGuyJeans

Would you PLEASE quit saying THAT name! ;)

HUMPERDINK! HUMPERDINK! HUMPERDINK!

/Sorry, introduced my kids to "The Princess Bride" last week

428 avanti  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:19:48am

re: #388 Walter L. Newton

Avanti waffles.

Just because I don't disagree with every comment from the right it is not waffleing, we are often in agreement, deal with it.

429 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:19:57am

re: #418 Kenneth

Oh, but there is a difference:

There really are terrorists who are trying to kill Americans. There have been dozens of plots uncovered and broken up because of the agressive methods the Bush admin employed.

On the other hand, the paranoid rantings of the Democrats that Bush & Cheney were subverting the constitution, that Iraq was a "distraction" from the real war, that the Surge had failed & the war was lost, that Al Qaeda never really posed a real threat anyway, that Shiite Iran would never work with Sunni terrorists, & so on, were all wrong and based on lies.

Can you see the difference now?

No, his ideology reigns supreme. Any logic and facts in contrary will be ignored with extreme prejudice.

430 jorline  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:20:02am

re: #397 reine.de.tout

What happened to gak?

You have mail, reine.

431 Dustyvet  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:20:14am

re: #420 reine.de.tout

Most people would be!
Some of us (moi) had enough trouble being mentally and physically competent to raise just one.

14 children, that ain't a family it's half a frigging platoon!

432 OldLineTexan  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:20:16am

re: #417 Walter L. Newton

Possibly, since there are more Muslims per capita in Germany than in the US, since there are radical Muslims that have no problem hitting the streets and demonstrating violently and Germany is closer to other countries where radical Muslims can slip into Germany with in hours.

Yep, she certainly could be.

There is a significant and entrenched Turkish population in Germany due to manpower shortages after WW2.

433 Erik The Red  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:20:16am

re: #412 Dustyvet

Opnion made a commitment to count out 44's days in office. He only has 10 fingers and 10 toes and can't count beyond that. Do you want to carry on after day 20 for the next 20?

434 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:20:23am

re: #341 godfrey

How many Catholics attend Mass, and how many attend SSPX services? Most pewsitters have never even heard of the SSPX, and if they have, they will overwhelmingly say, "oh that's some sort of schismatic group, isn't it?"

I think the total SSPX service attendance is around 60,000 (probably inflated). Total Catholic population is put around 6,442,583,922.

That number is wildly overestimated. World population is only about 6,758,365,483 right now as estimated by the US census bureau.

435 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:20:29am
436 jorline  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:20:32am

re: #400 Walter L. Newton

"What!"

Connection problem.

437 opnion  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:20:58am

re: #396 Walter L. Newton

I graduated from the Chicago Public School system 30 years ago, in 1951.

Walter, it was a rather sophmoric joke & would not include you.
You have to concede that the quality of education in Chicgo public schools has become disgraceful.
The system has semi-litterate teachers graduating kids that can't fill out a job application. The teachers do not have to test out in their subject & a prference is given to graduates of Chicago State for hiring & that is where essay questions are consdiered cruel & unusual

438 Kragar  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:21:14am

re: #433 Erik The Red

Opnion made a commitment to count out 44's days in office. He only has 10 fingers and 10 toes and can't count beyond that. Do you want to carry on after day 20 for the next 20?

Some people could make it to 21

439 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:21:35am
440 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:21:42am

re: #427 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

HUMPERDINK! HUMPERDINK! HUMPERDINK!

/Sorry, introduced my kids to "The Princess Bride" last week

Only last week?!? You PHARISEE! ;)

Any excuse for a PB quote is worthy indeed.

441 Kenneth  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:21:54am

re: #408 avanti

I think lefties are devisive. Given that Cheney defended America while lefties are trying to destroy it, I say God bless Dick Cheney and screw the left. Period.

442 OldLineTexan  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:21:55am

re: #431 Dustyvet

14 children, that ain't a family it's half a frigging platoon!

My grandmother was one of fourteen, but no multiple births in that family.

I was fortunate as a child to be taken to see my great-grandmother on numerous occasions. She was hobbit-sized.

They made 'em tough back then.

443 Desert Dog  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:22:26am

re: #426 chicagodudewhotrades

I do agreee with you, but like comment#373 said: what can be done about it? More money for the Mexican military? Border Fences? NG/Active duty Troops on the border? It will take a lot of work by all players

Besides a giant 40 foot wall, two moats filled with alligators and sharks and a robotically defended razorwire fence? You got me......

444 Erik The Red  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:22:42am

re: #438 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Some people could make it to 21

Only the male species.

445 quickjustice  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:22:43am

re: #298 Westward Ho

I thought the color-coded terror alerts were idiotic, as was Tom Ridge. There was nothing the public could do in response. What was the point, except to alarm people?

On the other hand, terror threats are real. Here in NYC, I always watch the national guardsmen and Emergency Services (SWAT) cops. When their weapons are unslung, the terror threat is genuine.

446 Nevergiveup  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:22:49am

Dismay on Wall Street over Obama pay cap

[Link: www.breitbart.com...]

I wonder how many of them voted for Obama?

447 godfrey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:22:59am

re: #425 ploome hineni

a propos of nothing

He's a poster boy for Botox.

448 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:23:19am

re: #426 chicagodudewhotrades

I do agreee with you, but like comment#373 said: what can be done about it? More money for the Mexican military? Border Fences? NG/Active duty Troops on the border? It will take a lot of work by all players

close the borders, fences, walls, mine fields, foot and vehicle patrols triple the size of the BP then double that, pass special new punishments for narco terrorists and weapons charges....dickin around gets people killed....there is plenty we could do

449 vxbush  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:23:36am

Eh, I've missed most of the thread, and real work beckons. Later, everyone.

450 DaddyG  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:23:38am

re: #399 Ojoe

Watch Old Faithful go off any minute now.

I thought Rosie's show was cancelled?

451 godfrey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:23:49am

re: #434 CyanSnowHawk

Right, sorry, it should be 1.07 billion -- I pasted the wrong number. That's the global population figure.

452 OldLineTexan  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:23:50am

re: #439 buzzsawmonkey

I'm no expert, and signifying nothing, but I have taken Communion in services that used loaves of homemade bread.

I won't even try to describe the awful chalky dime-sized thing that is used at my church these days.

453 Ojoe  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:24:21am

re: #446 Nevergiveup

If you can't live well on 500K per year then you are a fool.

454 christheprofessor  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:24:25am

re: #437 opnion

The system has semi-litterate teachers graduating kids that can't fill out a job application.

Heh... ;)

455 Kragar  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:24:25am

re: #440 FurryOldGuyJeans

Only last week?!? You PHARISEE! ;)

Any excuse for a PB quote is worthy indeed.

They just got old enough to get it. I had told them the story for the last 2 weeks at their bed time and let them watch it over the weekend.

I just moved on to "The Secret of Nimh" at bed time.

456 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:24:31am

re: #428 avanti

We here all deal with it, and you. We don't ban people simply for speaking contrary, unlike Daily Kos. Doesn't mean we don't fact check stupidity.

457 Nevergiveup  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:24:52am

re: #453 Ojoe

If you can't live well on 500K per year then you are a fool.

I wouldn't mind trying

458 Ojoe  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:24:54am

re: #450 DaddyG

This is better, it the top of a sleeping giant volcano.

459 AuntAcid  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:24:59am

re: #437 opnion

hook, line and sinker!

460 nikis-knight  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:25:19am

re: #434 CyanSnowHawkI think someone was using Pelosi math.

461 Kragar  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:25:20am

re: #444 Erik The Red

Only the male species.

Hence my qualifiers

462 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:25:25am

how did Chaney hurt Bush?...I'm curious

463 bellamags  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:25:28am

re: #455 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

They just got old enough to get it. I had told them the story for the last 2 weeks at their bed time and let them watch it over the weekend.

I just moved on to "The Secret of Nimh" at bed time.

one of my faves.

464 Catttt  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:25:31am

re: #191 vxbush

I suppose my position would be that if my organization doesn't recognize him as a bishop, then I would not refer to him using that honorific. It makes it appear as if my organization does, indeed, accept him as a bishop.

Basically, your organization would be, I am sure, much less complex than the Catholic Church.

It's Canon Law. www.ourladyswarriors.org...]>

Can. 1382 Both the Bishop who, without a pontifical mandate, consecrates a person a Bishop, and the one who receives the consecration from him, incur a latae sententiae excommunication reserved to the Apostolic See.

Keep in mind that Canon Law is REALLY complex.

He and the other SSPX bishops were excommicated when Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre consecrated them as bishops, because it was done without pontifical mandate. They were bishops, but they were AUTOMATICALLY excommunicated, because what they did infringed the laws of sacred discipline.

Removing the excommunication did not give them back their power to say Mass, but it did give them the right to take communion. An excommunicated Catholic may not receive any of the sacraments of the Church, including the Eucharist, marriage, and Christian burial.

465 jcm  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:25:45am

re: #337 jorline

I already passed it along...she just sent you an email.

Got it....

466 OldLineTexan  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:25:50am

re: #426 chicagodudewhotrades

I do agreee with you, but like comment#373 said: what can be done about it? More money for the Mexican military? Border Fences? NG/Active duty Troops on the border? It will take a lot of work by all players

NOOOO, then we end up with even more "military incursions" across the US Border (multiple cases of Humvees and men in Mexican uniforms escorting/guarding drug shipments INSIDE the US near the border).

467 godfrey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:25:54am

re: #452 OldLineTexan

OLT, I believe that's illicit. The awful "chalky dime-sized thing" is the way it is to suggest a) unleavened bread, and b) its relative unimportance.

468 MandyManners  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:26:35am

re: #446 Nevergiveup

Dismay on Wall Street over Obama pay cap

[Link: www.breitbart.com...]

I wonder how many of them voted for Obama?

I wonder how they're liking dancing to the piper's tune.

469 Ojoe  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:26:36am

re: #462 albusteve

as a target for left wing vituperation, which splattered all around.

470 OldLineTexan  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:27:14am

re: #462 albusteve

how did Chaney hurt Bush?...I'm curious

Maybe they went hunting ...

471 Ojoe  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:27:18am
472 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:27:19am

re: #462 albusteve

how did Chaney hurt Bush?...I'm curious

The Leftoids and FMSM constantly regurgitate that so it has to be true without bothering to actually check.

473 reine.de.tout  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:27:30am

re: #439 buzzsawmonkey

Interesting.

Wafers are anywhere from white and round, to brownish and odd-shaped.
Just depends.

474 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:27:32am

re: #466 OldLineTexan

NOOOO, then we end up with even more "military incursions" across the US Border (multiple cases of Humvees and men in Mexican uniforms escorting/guarding drug shipments INSIDE the US near the border).

containment is the prime directive here...Mexico has to step up to the plate too

475 Erik The Red  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:27:34am

re: #461 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Hence my qualifiers

You are up next 21 to 42. Good luck.///

476 Nevergiveup  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:27:34am

re: #468 MandyManners

I wonder how they're liking dancing to the piper's tune.

Exactly!

477 opnion  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:27:45am

re: #419 subsailor68

Okay Walter. Got me. I read your post and thought "hey, that's not right, the math's wrong".

Ten seconds later, a giant OMG he burned me!

ROTFLMAO.

He got me too. I replied with a post , "Not you Walter , bah ,balh , blah & I completely missed the joke. Walter, good one!

478 WriterMom  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:27:57am

I think he should have to meet with Holocaust survivors and tell them to their faces that they are not Holocaust survivors and that their families were not gassed or murdered in another method by the Nazis. I would really, really like for that to happen. Actually, I would like for him to take a tour of the camps with maybe Rabbi Yisrael Lau and then go to Israel to Yad Vashem and meet with survivors. People like this need to meet face to face with the Holocaust suvivors who are still alive before they are all gone. And no, I don't think it would necessarily change his mind, but I think that people like him are absolute cowards who do their antisemitic denials in the relatively safe comforts of their own spaces, never having to look people in the eye. He should have to look people in the eye, and read the tatoo numbers on the arms of those still with us.

479 MandyManners  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:28:21am

re: #453 Ojoe

If you can't live well on 500K per year then you are a fool.

It depends on where one lives. Mortgage payment? Kids in private school?

480 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:28:28am

re: #470 OldLineTexan

Maybe they went hunting ...

haha...good one

481 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:28:29am
482 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:28:30am

re: #442 OldLineTexan

The question is: Did she start out hobbit sized?

/kidding

483 DeafDog  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:28:43am

re: #441 Kenneth

I think lefties are devisive. Given that Cheney defended America while lefties are trying to destroy it, I say God bless Dick Cheney and screw the left. Period.

A political observation......

The Dems always call Republicans either stupid or sinister. According to the left:

Reagan, GWB, Eisenhower, Palin - all stupid
Nixon, Chaney, Goldwater - all sinister

On the reverse side, the Reps always call Democrats either naive or corrupt. According to the right:

Clinton, Pelosi, Biden, Rangel (this list is long) - all corrupt
Carter, Obama, Cyrus Vance, Brzynski - all naive

Of course, some - like Bill Richardson - qualify as both.

484 nikis-knight  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:28:54am

re: #452 OldLineTexan

I'm no expert, and signifying nothing, but I have taken Communion in services that used loaves of homemade bread.

You know, I have too, and it just occured to me that that sort of misses the tradition, since the last supper was a passover meal it should be an unleavened bread of some sort, shouldn't it?

485 Kragar  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:29:05am

re: #475 Erik The Red

You are up next 21 to 42. Good luck.///

Got to catch me first.

486 MandyManners  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:29:25am

re: #476 Nevergiveup

Will it be challenged in court?

487 OldLineTexan  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:29:33am

re: #467 godfrey

OLT, I believe that's illicit. The awful "chalky dime-sized thing" is the way it is to suggest a) unleavened bread, and b) its relative unimportance.

What's illicit? The bread?

And sorry about my descriptive powers.

488 opnion  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:29:45am

re: #454 christheprofessor

Heh... ;)

It's actually true. Very sad.

489 Desert Dog  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:29:56am

re: #448 albusteve

close the borders, fences, walls, mine fields, foot and vehicle patrols triple the size of the BP then double that, pass special new punishments for narco terrorists and weapons charges....dickin around gets people killed....there is plenty we could do

Actually, what we really need is to stabilize the country by stopping the demand for illegal drugs here in the USA. That is what is fueling the scumbag drug cartels....demand from the USA. That will be hard to do.

If you take a Mexican out of Mexico and put him here in the USA, he or she thrives (for the most part). But, if you leave that same person in Mexico, they are stuck in whatever circumstances they were born in. I would say lets work on the Mexican economy and get it off the addiction of Oil and Cash remittances from the USA. I have never seen harder workers than the Mexican immigrants (illegal and otherwise). So, it has to be the culture of the place that is stunting the growth......too bad, because Mexico is a beautiful place, full of hard working people....ruled by bad government and increasingly controlled by drug cartels.....

490 chicagodudewhotrades  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:30:09am

re: #466 OldLineTexan

Yeah, that bothers me. Corrupt Mexican Army folks on the Cartel payroll, but not all of them are bad like some local mexican city police forces. The Army is a lot better choice to train up and give better gear to then the local cops.

491 reine.de.tout  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:30:16am

re: #484 nikis-knight

You know, I have too, and it just occured to me that that sort of misses the tradition, since the last supper was a passover meal it should be an unleavened bread of some sort, shouldn't it?

I always thought this, too.
The ones I've seen are always flat, but there is great variety in color and shape.

492 WriterMom  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:30:21am

re: #89 Kosh's Shadow

He must blame us sober, too.

493 avanti  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:30:21am

re: #418 Kenneth

Oh, but there is a difference:

There really are terrorists who are trying to kill Americans. There have been dozens of plots uncovered and broken up because of the agressive methods the Bush admin employed.

On the other hand, the paranoid rantings of the Democrats that Bush & Cheney were subverting the constitution, that Iraq was a "distraction" from the real war, that the Surge had failed & the war was lost, that Al Qaeda never really posed a real threat anyway, that Shiite Iran would never work with Sunni terrorists, & so on, were all wrong and based on lies.

Can you see the difference now?

Not from some of the comments that are just as far out as those I've seen here on occasion, and been dinged down for disputing. i.e.
Obama is a Commie, hates America, wants the terrorists to win, is a Chicago thug and the rest.
I was slammed on the leftie sites when the moon bats did the same with GW, just as I am here. I did not like GW's politics, but he was my POTUS and did not deserve the extreme rants. Here when I try to dispute the lie that Obama is a Commie for example, I'm the ass hole, just as I was to the far lefties.
'

494 Killgore Trout  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:30:25am

Sergent Hartman could take lessons from this guy....
Iraqi policemen, still a long way to go

495 OldLineTexan  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:30:35am

re: #474 albusteve

containment is the prime directive here...Mexico has to step up to the plate too

When almost any official does his job in certain parts of Mexico, he ends up missing, dead, or both.

496 godfrey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:30:36am

re: #473 reine.de.tout

From Redemptionis Sacramentum:

[48.] The bread used in the celebration of the Most Holy Eucharistic Sacrifice must be unleavened, purely of wheat, and recently made so that there is no danger of decomposition.[123] It follows therefore that bread made from another substance, even if it is grain, or if it is mixed with another substance different from wheat to such an extent that it would not commonly be considered wheat bread, does not constitute valid matter for confecting the Sacrifice and the Eucharistic Sacrament.[124] It is a grave abuse to introduce other substances, such as fruit or sugar or honey, into the bread for confecting the Eucharist. Hosts should obviously be made by those who are not only distinguished by their integrity, but also skilled in making them and furnished with suitable tools.[125]

Mom's ciabatta, of course, can be consumed in vast quantities after the Mass.

497 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:30:39am

re: #437 opnion

Walter, it was a rather sophmoric joke & would not include you.
You have to concede that the quality of education in Chicgo public schools has become disgraceful.
The system has semi-litterate teachers graduating kids that can't fill out a job application. The teachers do not have to test out in their subject & a prference is given to graduates of Chicago State for hiring & that is where essay questions are consdiered cruel & unusual

Whoa... I was just trying to be funny, sorry you're not in the mood for a little humor.

498 Catttt  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:30:43am

re: #471 Ojoe

Old Faithful eruption immenent

Neat - Geyser Cam!

499 Nevergiveup  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:30:48am

re: #486 MandyManners

Will it be challenged in court?

I have no idea. I think your allowed to attach strings if your giving them all that money? I just think it's funny since I am sure a fair amount of them did support Obama.

500 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:31:01am

re: #473 reine.de.tout

Interesting.

Wafers are anywhere from white and round, to brownish and odd-shaped.
Just depends.

The big difference between a modern Communion host & a matzah is that a matzah is crumbly & breaks apart when bitten into. If one believes that the Host is the Body of Christ, then you can't have little bits & pieces falling all over the place. In college, they baked fresh unleavened bread every Sunday for Mass.

501 DeafDog  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:31:03am

re: #462 albusteve

how did Chaney hurt Bush?...I'm curious

These are the same people who think Palin hurt McCain.

502 Throbert McGee  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:31:25am

re: #341 godfrey

I think the total SSPX service attendance is around 60,000 (probably inflated). Total Catholic population is put around 6,442,583,922 1,068,368,942.

Oh, okay -- I misunderstood your point (although NB that in your quote above, you were looking at the wrong "total' column in the wikipedia table!).

Anyway I thought you were saying that within SSPX itself, anti-Semitism is a "marginal" force -- which, alas, does not seem to be the case.

You're obviously correct that SSPX is thoroughly marginal within the RCC, and having been raised as a Catholic in America, I would also assert that anti-Semitism is very marginal within contemporary Western Catholicism (though I can't speak for the Third World).

503 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:31:26am

re: #468 MandyManners

I wonder how they're liking dancing to the piper's tune.

Capitalists voting for a hard-core Socialist and they didn't expect this? Or worse?

504 Desert Dog  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:31:32am

re: #496 godfrey

From Redemptionis Sacramentum:

Mom's ciabatta, of course, can be consumed in vast quantities after the Mass.

Amen to that

505 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:31:40am

re: #434 CyanSnowHawk

That number is wildly overestimated. World population is only about 6,758,365,483 right now as estimated by the US census bureau.

Slight correction.
re: #341 godfrey
You used the Total Pop for your Catholic Pop.
Catholic Pop is 1,068,368,942 on that chart.

506 debutaunt  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:31:44am

re: #408 avanti

He was very divisive outside the base, with approval numbers even lower than GW's. I personally think he hurt GW , but that's just me. As a leftie, I often defended GW, but not Chaney.

No kidding? Lon Chaney?

507 WriterMom  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:31:45am

re: #446 Nevergiveup

Dismay on Wall Street over Obama pay cap

WHOA. I thought that said that there was dismay on Wall Street over Obama's gay cap!

FABULOUS!

508 Erik The Red  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:31:48am

re: #479 MandyManners

It depends on where one lives. Mortgage payment? Kids in private school?

It is all relative. 50k per year is money to someone who is unemployed. 200k per year is a lot of money compared to 50k. It is all relative to what your expenses are.

509 Ward Cleaver  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:32:03am

I wonder how many "Oh shit!" moments Obama's had already, in the last two weeks?

510 WriterMom  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:32:45am

re: #509 Ward Cleaver

TMTC?

Too Many To Count?

511 OldLineTexan  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:32:55am

re: #501 DeafDog

These are the same people who think Palin hurt McCain.

... by taking HIM hunting.

/sorry, it's my favorite LLL meme, Mad Cheney and the Shotgun of Doom

512 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:33:00am
513 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:33:01am

re: #420 reine.de.tout

Most people would be!
Some of us (moi) had enough trouble being mentally and physically competent to raise just one.

If California's CPS lets her leave the hospital without an explicit plan on how she and her mother are going to care for that many young children, they should all be fired. I don't mean money--I mean the actual care.

The quads I knew had both parents and an aunt living in the house, and there were no other children. It was still exhausting, I've been told.

I'm not normally for CPS getting involved, but in this case, yeah.

514 Nevergiveup  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:33:06am

re: #508 Erik The Red

It is all relative. 50k per year is money to someone who is unemployed. 200k per year is a lot of money compared to 50k. It is all relative to what your expenses are.

And who your relatives are also

515 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:33:14am

re: #493 avanti

Ideology speaks.

516 opnion  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:33:17am

re: #497 Walter L. Newton

Whoa... I was just trying to be funny, sorry you're not in the mood for a little humor.

Walter, I missed the entire joke. My fear was that I actually insulted you.
Good joke!

517 OldLineTexan  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:33:18am

re: #506 debutaunt

No kidding? Lon Chaney?

I saw him walking with the Queen.

518 DaddyG  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:33:19am

re: #458 Ojoe

This is better, it the top of a sleeping giant volcano.

Or better known in the MSM as a "Ridge of Peace"

519 godfrey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:33:34am

re: #505 CyanSnowHawk

As we say, mea culpa. Chalk it up to "a kind of winsome zeal."

520 Desert Dog  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:33:34am

re: #509 Ward Cleaver

I wonder how many "Oh shit!" moments Obama's had already, in the last two weeks?

Not as many as we'll have in the coming months and years when The One starts his actual policies.

521 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:33:50am

re: #506 debutaunt

No kidding? Lon Chaney?

Junior or Senior?

522 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:34:00am

re: #471 Ojoe

Old Faithful eruption immenent

Wow, how long have they known that was going to happen? I hope they evacuated everyone on time. I don't see anything on CNN or Drudge about the death toll?

523 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:34:03am

re: #505 CyanSnowHawk

Slight correction.
re: #341 godfrey
You used the Total Pop for your Catholic Pop.
Catholic Pop is 1,068,368,942 on that chart.

Catholic Pop? Is that like Christian Rock?

"Christian Rock doesn't make Christianity better, it just makes rock n roll worse."
/Hank Hill

524 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:34:05am
525 DeafDog  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:34:16am

re: #489 Desert Dog

Actually, what we really need is to stabilize the country by stopping the demand for illegal drugs here in the USA. That is what is fueling the scumbag drug cartels....demand from the USA. That will be hard to do.

If you take a Mexican out of Mexico and put him here in the USA, he or she thrives (for the most part). But, if you leave that same person in Mexico, they are stuck in whatever circumstances they were born in. I would say lets work on the Mexican economy and get it off the addiction of Oil and Cash remittances from the USA. I have never seen harder workers than the Mexican immigrants (illegal and otherwise). So, it has to be the culture of the place that is stunting the growth......too bad, because Mexico is a beautiful place, full of hard working people....ruled by bad government and increasingly controlled by drug cartels.....

This is Obama's plan! If we give all the unemployed a $500 check, then they will no longer want drugs.

/

526 WriterMom  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:34:19am

re: #435 ploome hineni


bigotry of low expectation

Actually, it is the reality of high expectations. The realistic expectation that they will seethe, riot and kill people.

527 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:34:23am

re: #509 Ward Cleaver

I wonder how many "Oh shit!" moments Obama's had already, in the last two weeks?

Not enough.

528 Ward Cleaver  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:34:24am

re: #501 DeafDog

These are the same people who think Palin hurt McCain.

I always the ticket should have been flipped: Cheney/Bush instead of Bush/Cheney. I always wished Cheney would run for pres, but I don't think his health would have allowed it.

529 nikis-knight  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:34:30am

re: #483 DeafDog

Interesting, the republican insults are basically more understandable versions of the democrat ones, or rather, the democratic insults of late are hyperbole of common vices off politicians.

530 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:34:35am

re: #489 Desert Dog

Actually, what we really need is to stabilize the country by stopping the demand for illegal drugs here in the USA. That is what is fueling the scumbag drug cartels....demand from the USA. That will be hard to do.

If you take a Mexican out of Mexico and put him here in the USA, he or she thrives (for the most part). But, if you leave that same person in Mexico, they are stuck in whatever circumstances they were born in. I would say lets work on the Mexican economy and get it off the addiction of Oil and Cash remittances from the USA. I have never seen harder workers than the Mexican immigrants (illegal and otherwise). So, it has to be the culture of the place that is stunting the growth......too bad, because Mexico is a beautiful place, full of hard working people....ruled by bad government and increasingly controlled by drug cartels.....


I agree on the market angle of course...the rest is up to Mexico....the wealth is there but the reform is not...they must do it themselves....novel concept eh?

531 godfrey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:34:36am

re: #512 buzzsawmonkey

I can see the appeal, but I'm sticking to rogolach.

532 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:34:52am

re: #509 Ward Cleaver

I wonder how many "Oh shit!" moments Obama's had already, in the last two weeks?

Let's just say that I'm buying stock in Depends.

533 opnion  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:34:59am

re: #497 Walter L. Newton

Whoa... I was just trying to be funny, sorry you're not in the mood for a little humor.

By the way, I meant that I made the sophmoric joke.

534 WriterMom  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:35:09am

re: #512 buzzsawmonkey

OMG. One of my relatives in Israel took me on a Mea Shearim adventure to get shmura matzas, we scoured the place before Pesach. They are so expensive!

535 Erik The Red  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:35:12am

re: #514 Nevergiveup

And who your relatives are also

That would help. I know I have a long lost rich uncle some where. He keeps running away for some reason.

536 MandyManners  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:35:22am

re: #499 Nevergiveup

I have no idea. I think your allowed to attach strings if your giving them all that money? I just think it's funny since I am sure a fair amount of them did support Obama.

Were the strings attached when they accepted the money?

537 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:35:29am

re: #451 godfrey

Right, sorry, it should be 1.07 billion -- I pasted the wrong number. That's the global population figure.

I should have looked closer myself. I made an addendum with the correct value.

538 avanti  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:35:32am

re: #429 FurryOldGuyJeans

No, his ideology reigns supreme. Any logic and facts in contrary will be ignored with extreme prejudice.

Bull shit, no ones ideology is supreme, not mine, nor yours. Both sides will screw up and swing too far if not restrained by the other. The voters tend to correct those swings every few cycles themselves to keep us going down the middle. All the hate comes up every time there is a correction either way.

539 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:35:33am

re: #521 FurryOldGuyJeans

Junior or Senior?

Trivia - (without looking) where was Lon Chaney Sr. born?

540 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:35:35am
541 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:35:36am
542 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:35:37am

re: #493 avanti

Not from some of the comments that are just as far out as those I've seen here on occasion, and been dinged down for disputing. i.e.
Obama is a Commie, hates America, wants the terrorists to win, is a Chicago thug and the rest.
I was slammed on the leftie sites when the moon bats did the same with GW, just as I am here. I did not like GW's politics, but he was my POTUS and did not deserve the extreme rants. Here when I try to dispute the lie that Obama is a Commie for example, I'm the ass hole, just as I was to the far lefties.
'

how did Chaney hurt Bush, specifically?

543 WriterMom  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:35:47am

re: #531 godfrey

Smart man. Although you could happily add chocolate babka into the mix, IMHO.

544 MandyManners  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:35:59am

re: #503 FurryOldGuyJeans

Capitalists voting for a hard-core Socialist and they didn't expect this? Or worse?

I'm not talking about the election. I'm talking about accepting federal money.

545 Nevergiveup  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:36:06am

re: #524 ploome hineni

I was thinking, if those idiots are unhappy enough to leave their jobs because they are only making 500,000 a year

WHERE do they go to get more salary?

let them create their own companies and see what it take to net 500,000 a year
lol

Well they could go anywhere to a company that did NOT take fed money

546 Ward Cleaver  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:36:18am

That smell is back again.

/good grief

547 godfrey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:36:22am

re: #534 WriterMom

Mea Shearim

You sheared your own sheep?

548 MandyManners  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:36:27am

re: #508 Erik The Red

It is all relative. 50k per year is money to someone who is unemployed. 200k per year is a lot of money compared to 50k. It is all relative to what your expenses are.

Precisely.

549 avanti  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:36:52am

re: #506 debutaunt

No kidding? Lon Chaney?

Alert Drudge, I made a typo.

550 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:37:05am

re: #533 opnion

By the way, I meant that I made the sophmoric joke.

I'm sorry, I thought you were really upset with my answer. I'm ok, and I didn't mean you any pain.

551 Sheepdogess  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:37:06am

re: #107 faraway

Mark Steyn needs to get his facts straight.

The lady sperm depository with 8 14 kids does not live with her parents and she is not unemployed.


FTFY

re: #268 DistantThunder

She has 14 children all under 7, she lives in a 3 bedroom home with her parents is what the MSM reported. Her parents filed for bankruptcy last year. The woman was living off an employment related lawsuit settlement - she was not employed while she was pregnant.

Correct you are. These children should all be put up for private adoption and have no contact with their birth mother. I can only imagine the identity crisis and phychological issues these children will face when they are old enough to understand, WHO and WHAT they are and where they came from.

552 Honorary Yooper  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:37:13am

re: #517 OldLineTexan

I saw him walking with the Queen.

Doing the werewolves of London?

553 Nevergiveup  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:37:16am

re: #536 MandyManners

Were the strings attached when they accepted the money?

I don't think so, but this whole fed give away wasn't thought out so well

554 MandyManners  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:37:17am

re: #513 EmmmieG

If California's CPS lets her leave the hospital without an explicit plan on how she and her mother are going to care for that many young children, they should all be fired. I don't mean money--I mean the actual care.

The quads I knew had both parents and an aunt living in the house, and there were no other children. It was still exhausting, I've been told.

I'm not normally for CPS getting involved, but in this case, yeah.

Have you ever watched the Goslings on TLC?

555 Dustyvet  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:37:18am

re: #494 Killgore Trout

Sergent Hartman could take lessons from this guy....
Iraqi policemen, still a long way to go


I'd like to hang a medal on him, whoever he is!

556 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:37:23am

re: #539 Walter L. Newton

Trivia - (without looking) where was Lon Chaney Sr. born?

In a hospital.
/rimshot

557 WriterMom  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:37:52am

re: #540 buzzsawmonkey

Isn't his daughter a lesbian? I hope I remember correctly...I think they also hated him because of how supportive and loving he was with his daughter's lesbianism-he was never ashamed, and this would have been one big issue that the left would have loved to tar him with calling him a homophobe or intollerant, etc...or not caring for his daughter because of her sexual orientation.

558 Kosh's Shadow  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:37:56am

re: #512 buzzsawmonkey

You should try some handmade shmurah matzah to see what the real thing is like; it is far less crumbly (and much tastier, once you get used to the wheaty, cardboardy flavor) than the machine-made squares that most people are familiar with.

You can get some from any Chabad (may have to pre-order), or even in some supermarkets, around Passover. (Price Chopper in Worcester, MA, had some last year.)
But it is expensive, being hand-made. And the people making it must keep in mind that it is for the purpose of the mitzvah (commandment) of eating matzah at Passover.

559 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:38:00am

re: #471 Ojoe

Old Faithful eruption immenent

Dere she blows!

560 CyanSnowHawk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:38:05am

re: #453 Ojoe

If you can't live well on 500K per year then you are a fool.

If you think you can attract top executive talent to your company at a $500k salary, then you are also a fool. This is going to be a real problem for any company that takes bailout money now. (Somewhat appropriately I think)

/Is it too late to open the golden parachute?

561 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:38:32am

re: #554 MandyManners

Have you ever watched the Goslings on TLC?

I don't have a television. Would it dissolve me into a big pile of baby-talking goo?

562 Ward Cleaver  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:38:34am

re: #557 WriterMom

Isn't his daughter a lesbian? I hope I remember correctly...I think they also hated him because of how supportive and loving he was with his daughter's lesbianism-he was never ashamed, and this would have been one big issue that the left would have loved to tar him with calling him a homophobe or intollerant, etc...or not caring for his daughter because of her sexual orientation.

Yep. Isn't her name Mary Cheney?

563 WriterMom  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:38:40am

re: #547 godfrey

Mea Shearim!

564 Kosh's Shadow  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:38:52am

re: #552 Honorary Yooper

Doing the werewolves of London?

He was looking for a place called Lee Ho Fuk's, looking to get a dish of beef chow mein.

565 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:38:54am

re: #538 avanti

Bull shit, no ones ideology is supreme, not mine, nor yours. Both sides will screw up and swing too far if not restrained by the other. The voters tend to correct those swings every few cycles themselves to keep us going down the middle. All the hate comes up every time there is a correction either way.

You are a fence sitter, fence sitters waste space.

"Don’t tell me you are a moderate. Moderate is an adjective. It is a qualifier. You may be a moderate conservative, a moderate democrat, or a moderate drinker but it doesn’t tell me what you believe in. It’s not a philosophy. Unless all you believe in is moderation for the sake of moderation. Grow up! You can’t be a good egg all of your life. Someday you have to either hatch or rot."

(Mike Rosen - Denver)

566 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:39:07am
567 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:39:13am

re: #544 MandyManners

I'm not talking about the election. I'm talking about accepting federal money.

Same applies. ;)

568 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:39:19am

re: #540 buzzsawmonkey

I never understood the Left's determination that Cheney was evil. He always seemed sensible when I heard him speak or read something he'd written. He didn't believe in mealy-mouthiness or sugar-coating--maybe that is why they hate(d) him so.

the truth hurts the left, but how did he hurt Bush?....wait you're not avanti

569 Kenneth  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:39:27am

re: #493 avanti

Thank you for completely ignoring every one of my points. Next time, try sticking to the issues.

You said Cheney is fear mongering for pointing out the FACT that terrorists are trying to attack America. I pointed out the FACT the Democrats were fear mongering when they ranted on about the evil cabal of Bush & Cheney.

No, Obama is not a Communist, but he is a left-leaning populist who rode to power on the anti-Bush fear mongering that obsesses his party.

570 MandyManners  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:39:29am

re: #553 Nevergiveup

I don't think so, but this whole fed give away wasn't thought out so well

I wonder if there will be a court challenge.

571 Kosh's Shadow  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:39:39am

re: #560 CyanSnowHawk

If you think you can attract top executive talent to your company at a $500k salary, then you are also a fool. This is going to be a real problem for any company that takes bailout money now. (Somewhat appropriately I think)

/Is it too late to open the golden parachute?

I'll do it. And given how bad some of these companies performed, I might do a better job.

572 Nevergiveup  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:39:53am

re: #556 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

In a hospital.
/rimshot

At the time he was born, not necessarily?

573 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:39:58am

re: #540 buzzsawmonkey

I never understood the Left's determination that Cheney was evil. He always seemed sensible when I heard him speak or read something he'd written. He didn't believe in mealy-mouthiness or sugar-coating--maybe that is why they hate(d) him so.

Maybe it's how he looked - like a Evil White Man from your average episode of Law & Order?

574 Ward Cleaver  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:40:08am

re: #540 buzzsawmonkey

I never understood the Left's determination that Cheney was evil. He always seemed sensible when I heard him speak or read something he'd written. He didn't believe in mealy-mouthiness or sugar-coating--maybe that is why they hate(d) him so.

He's a straight-up, no BS guy.

575 nikis-knight  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:40:13am

re: #524 ploome hineni

I was thinking, if those idiots are unhappy enough to leave their jobs because they are only making 500,000 a year

WHERE do they go to get more salary?

let them create their own companies and see what it take to net 500,000 a year
lol

Maybe they could be B-list actors or bench-warming pro ball players?

576 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:40:14am

re: #559 FurryOldGuyJeans

Dere she blows!

Wow, how long have they known that was going to happen? I hope they evacuated everyone on time. I don't see anything on CNN or Drudge about the death toll?

577 Ward Cleaver  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:40:28am

re: #573 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

Maybe it's how he looked - like a Evil White Man from your average episode of Law & Order?

"Dun-Dun!"

578 godfrey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:40:30am

re: #541 ploome hineni

You know, though, he really looks pleased with himself. He must be hilarious at parties. There you are, trying to make headway with some smart hot lawyer, and up walks Joe Biden, beaming his expensive teeth and eager to insert himself into the proceedings. And, it has to be said, you let him -- because who can resist that kind of spectacle? Plus, you get to exchange knowing looks with the smart hot lawyer while Biden babbles on.

579 avanti  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:40:58am

re: #542 albusteve

how did Chaney hurt Bush, specifically?

By the perception with the voters that he was too powerful, and he pushed GW into the neo-con nation building camp. That's just my speculation for his very low approval ratings.

580 Ward Cleaver  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:41:06am

re: #575 nikis-knight

Maybe they could be B-list actors or bench-warming pro ball players?

Middle-aged white guys?

581 godfrey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:41:15am

re: #563 WriterMom

Wonderful!

582 WriterMom  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:41:18am

re: #566 buzzsawmonkey

I actually like regular matzah...my Zaidy z"l used to make the best matza brei. My Sephardic relatives in Israel actually wet the matza and then put it in a towel...they really can't stand the dry stuff.

583 jorline  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:41:28am

re: #465 jcm

Got it....

Thanks for your help, jcm...ding

584 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:41:33am

re: #538 avanti

You spout nothing but ideology; hence why I said ideology reigns supreme, for YOU.

585 Kenneth  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:41:34am

re: #564 Kosh's Shadow

His hair was perfect.

586 Ward Cleaver  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:41:35am

re: #579 avanti

By the perception with the voters that he was too powerful, and he pushed GW into the neo-con nation building camp. That's just my speculation for his very low approval ratings.

Another left-wing meme.

587 MandyManners  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:41:40am

re: #561 EmmmieG

I don't have a television. Would it dissolve me into a big pile of baby-talking goo?

Kate and Jon had twins then underwent IVF and wound up with sextuplets. That had to have massive help.

588 JohnnyReb  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:41:49am

re: #530 albusteve

I agree on the market angle of course...the rest is up to Mexico....the wealth is there but the reform is not...they must do it themselves....novel concept eh?

Mexico could be a net oil exporter if they chose to do so. They used to be, but they let their infrastructure degrade to the point that they now have to import some refined products. They have tons of proven reserves. However, the government took over their oil industry and pretty much ran it into the ground for the last 10-20 years.

The only way the Mexican problem is going to be solved is if the Mexican government steps up to the plate and pitches in and helps out big time. One place they could start is to sell the oil companies back to private entities and let them get that part of their economy back on track.

The other issue is drugs. Until Mexico actually declares war on the drug cartels, nothing, and I mean nothing, will ever be accomplished. It will be bloody and long, but they can take their country back if they really want to.

589 Occasional Reader  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:42:01am

re: #573 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

Maybe it's how he looked - like a Evil White Man from your average episode of Law & Order?

Wait a minute... you mean to suggest that the typical homicide in New York City isn't an investment banker offing his supermodel mistress?!

590 DeafDog  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:42:14am

re: #511 OldLineTexan

... by taking HIM hunting.

/sorry, it's my favorite LLL meme, Mad Cheney and the Shotgun of Doom


You say that in jest, but Chaney's hunting incident perfectly plays into Chaney's reputation. The people who don't like Chaney, think his policy decisions are heartless, and only a heartless man could shoot someone point-blank by 'mistake.'

In general, liberals are all about 'intentions.' If Obama can sell them unicorns, they are happy to buy it because it's such a nice vision. When the policy results all fail, they forgive it because it was well intentioned.

Conservatives, on the other hand, want to see results. That's why we don't get the whole Obama-love thing. All the guy does is talk pretty. His ideas are proven failures.

591 MandyManners  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:42:48am

re: #567 FurryOldGuyJeans

Same applies. ;)

I don't know that all of them voted for CBBHO.

592 jcm  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:42:57am

re: #471 Ojoe

Old Faithful eruption immenent



Mt. Redoubt eruption imminent.

*It's a volcano..... wait for it....*
;-)

593 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:43:09am

re: #587 MandyManners

Ah, so Goslings is a name, not an animal. I'll bet they did have help, and I wish them the best.

594 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:43:10am

re: #579 avanti

By the perception with the voters that he was too powerful, and he pushed GW into the neo-con nation building camp. That's just my speculation for his very low approval ratings.

I didnt perceive that....and nobody I know did...
Chaney hurt Bush is something you made up it seems...

595 godfrey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:43:11am

Cheney doesn't look evil at all. He does look like a guy who spends too much time cleaning up other people's messes. Biden looks like the guy who spends too much time making them.

596 BatGuano  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:43:14am

re: #509 Ward Cleaver

Plenty, and there will be many more to come; he thought being POTUS was going to be easy. If you don't understand the job, don't run for president. This is what happens when the American electorate doesn't understand what manner of person is required.

597 nikis-knight  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:43:29am

re: #544 MandyManners

I'm not talking about the election. I'm talking about accepting federal money.

There are always strings from federal money. Heck, most of the time there's just strings without the money!

Though I'm always against wage & price controls based on what some politican feels is best.

598 Picayune  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:43:44am

re: #443 Desert Dog

Mine the border!

599 Throbert McGee  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:44:24am

re: #500 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

If one believes that the Host is the Body of Christ, then you can't have little bits & pieces falling all over the place.

According to my mom and her sisters (all alumnae of pre-Vatican2 Baltimore Catholic schools), it used to be one of things "everyone knows" that if a Host was accidentally dropped on the floor during Communion, the priest was supposed to throw himself bodily on top of it, like a soldier jumping on a grenade. Of course, in this case, the reason was not to prevent the Communion wafer from exploding and sending Jesus-shrapnel into the bodies of innocent bystanders, but rather to ensure that no one would step on it.

Allegedly, the section of carpet within a 12-inch radius of where the Host had landed was supposed to be taken up and burned, lest any microscopic fragments of the wafer end up in the treads of someone's shoes.

(Again, my mom and aunts never claimed to have seen this happen -- it was just one of those things they'd heard as kids.)

600 Lincolntf  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:44:54am

Awaiting Gibbs news conference. I assume it'll be largely "stimulus" focused, but there is always the potential for a few insights (or laughs).

601 nikis-knight  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:45:23am

re: #580 Ward Cleaver

Middle-aged white guys?

Sure, maybe they can get gigs playing charicatures of conservatives? Every show needs a villian, you know.

602 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:45:26am

re: #569 Kenneth

Thank you for completely ignoring every one of my points. Next time, try sticking to the issues.

You said Cheney is fear mongering for pointing out the FACT that terrorists are trying to attack America. I pointed out the FACT the Democrats were fear mongering when they ranted on about the evil cabal of Bush & Cheney.

No, Obama is not a Communist, but he is a left-leaning populist who rode to power on the anti-Bush fear mongering that obsesses his party.

You throw facts and logic at him that his ideology can't handle, so you have to be ignored and have irrelevancies thrown at you. He is enamored of moving the goalposts to help his ignoring of things he doesn't want to address.

603 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:45:49am
604 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:46:17am

re: #579 avanti

More Leftoid and FMSM crap that has not been fact checked for accuracy.

605 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:46:21am
606 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:46:24am

re: #589 Occasional Reader

Wait a minute... you mean to suggest that the typical homicide in New York City isn't an investment banker offing his supermodel mistress?!

You forgot about the Christian religious fanatic. Perp #2 in network cop shows.

607 Occasional Reader  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:46:30am

re: #566 buzzsawmonkey

for me, having acquired the taste, I find that I'd rather eat less matzah, but have it be the handmade stuff, than have a lot of the mass-produced stuff on hand

And when you meet a guy who really knows how to make good, handmade matzah... well, you can best believe that, he's a Matzah Man. He's a special person, in anybody's land.

Hey! Hey! Hey hey hey!

608 Ward Cleaver  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:46:38am

re: #599 Throbert McGee

According to my mom and her sisters (all alumnae of pre-Vatican2 Baltimore Catholic schools), it used to be one of things "everyone knows" that if a Host was accidentally dropped on the floor during Communion, the priest was supposed to throw himself bodily on top of it, like a soldier jumping on a grenade. Of course, in this case, the reason was not to prevent the Communion wafer from exploding and sending Jesus-shrapnel into the bodies of innocent bystanders, but rather to ensure that no one would step on it.

Allegedly, the section of carpet within a 12-inch radius of where the Host had landed was supposed to be taken up and burned, lest any microscopic fragments of the wafer end up in the treads of someone's shoes.

(Again, my mom and aunts never claimed to have seen this happen -- it was just one of those things they'd heard as kids.)

That's why in some churches, altar servers stand near where the host is being give out, with little catchers (a brass plate with a handle attached) to catch anything that might fall.

609 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:47:26am

re: #594 albusteve

I didnt perceive that....and nobody I know did...
Chaney hurt Bush is something you made up it seems...

Something he heard other Leftoids and the FMSM spew. So it HAS to be true.

610 MandyManners  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:47:30am

re: #593 EmmmieG

Ah, so Goslings is a name, not an animal. I'll bet they did have help, and I wish them the best.

The show is a riot!

A really nice plastic surgeon's wife watches the show. She got her husband to do Kate's tummy-tuck for free.

611 godfrey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:47:54am

re: #608 Ward Cleaver

Called a "paten."

612 MandyManners  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:48:01am

re: #597 nikis-knight

There are always strings from federal money. Heck, most of the time there's just strings without the money!

Though I'm always against wage & price controls based on what some politican feels is best.

Is what CBBHO did constitutional?

613 Kenneth  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:48:03am

re: #579 avanti

By the perception with the voters that he was too powerful, and he pushed GW into the neo-con nation building camp. That's just my speculation for his very low approval ratings.

And now that Iraq is a fledgling liberal democracy in the heart of the dysfunctional Middle East, then Bush & Cheney and the whole nation building cabal of neo-cons were correct.

The low approval ratings are among that segment of the population who wish Saddam had been left in power, who claimed the Surge was not working, that the war was lost, that Iraq should be carved up, that preventing a genocide was not sufficient reasont to keep US soldiers in Iraq.

In other words: Bush & Cheney were right and Obama & the Democrats were wrong.

614 kcladderman  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:48:03am

re: #506 debutaunt

No kidding? Lon Chaney?

Yea I heard he was a real monster!

615 DeafDog  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:48:08am

re: #538 avanti

Bull shit, no ones ideology is supreme, not mine, nor yours.

Huh? So communinsm or capitalism are the same?

I strongly disagree. Some ideologies have been proven better than others.

616 Lincolntf  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:48:42am

re: #579 avanti

His approval ratings always brought to mind what I'd expect for a Principal in a school full of kindergarteners.
No one likes the hard-ass, but we certainly need them.

617 Occasional Reader  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:49:00am

re: #588 JohnnyReb

The only way the Mexican problem is going to be solved is if the Mexican government steps up to the plate and pitches in and helps out big time. One place they could start is to sell the oil companies back to private entities and let them get that part of their economy back on track.

The other issue is drugs.

I smell synergy.

Lease out the oil fields to the drug cartels (who have proved themselves eminently efficient exporters). Problem solved.

/

618 albusteve  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:49:16am

re: #604 FurryOldGuyJeans

More Leftoid and FMSM crap that has not been fact checked for accuracy.

his reality is just a fantasy of his own making...nothing new at all and little can be said for it....he's irrelevent on that point

619 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:49:21am

re: #611 godfrey

Called a "paten."

Paten pending.

620 Occasional Reader  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:50:05am

re: #599 Throbert McGee

Of course, in this case, the reason was not to prevent the Communion wafer from exploding and sending Jesus-shrapnel into the bodies of innocent bystanders

The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch!

621 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:50:49am
622 nikis-knight  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:51:24am

re: #612 MandyManners

Is what CBBHO did constitutional?

I don't remember who, but there was a republican congresscritter who proposed a bill that required the section of the constitution permitting a bill to be referenced in the bill. Needless to say, that was squashed fast. In otherwords, I'm not sure I see the relevance of your question.

sigh.

623 DeafDog  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:51:51am

re: #579 avanti

By the perception with the voters that he was too powerful, and he pushed GW into the neo-con nation building camp. That's just my speculation for his very low approval ratings.

"perception" is the key word here

With an emphasis on "perception" and not reality - avanti has a point.

624 godfrey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:51:53am

re: #615 DeafDog

I think avanti was talking about the effect. One emphasis gets 8 years in one direction, and then the electorate goes for the other emphasis for a while to make sure things don't go too far in any one direction. That makes sense.

It is true that the capitalist emphasis is superior to the communist emphasis because capitalism alone creates wealth. Communist economies simply coerce it away, throw it around, and collapse in failure.

625 mean Gene  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:52:13am

re: #566 buzzsawmonkey

Interesting.
I had a great aunt who made it and it was wonderful.
But that brings up a sore point.
There was a running family debate/rift about matzo ball soup.
Should the matzo balls float, sit in the midst of the soup or sit on the bottom of the bowl?
I heard one fight after another over this.
My personal preference is having them hang in the soup, but it is hard to achieve that perfection.
Other inputs?

626 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:52:28am

re: #623 DeafDog

"perception" is the key word here

With an emphasis on "perception" and not reality - avanti has a point.

Forget about reality & all liberals make sense.

627 FurryOldGuyJeans  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:52:32am

re: #591 MandyManners

I don't know that all of them voted for CBBHO.

Enough did. Look at the numbers for NY State.

628 WriterMom  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:52:33am

re: #603 buzzsawmonkey

Yah-I know about gebrochts...but fortunately, I married Sephardi :)

I left the Ashkenazi food rules behind.

629 Scion9  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:52:44am

re: #538 avanti

The voters tend to correct those swings every few cycles themselves to keep us going down the middle.

Except that the middle seems to keep moving left. Not quite a pendulum is it? Good always, absolutely triumphs over evil as our schools teach it. A swing far enough in one direction is not correctable unless hardcore reactionaries get into power, which is basically impossible with democratic means.

My grand kids will probably grow up to be far-right fringe wingnuts while being politically simpatico with Barack Obama. He was after all very progressive for his time. God knows what the 'middle' will look like a few generations from now.

630 opnion  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:53:36am

re: #550 Walter L. Newton

I'm sorry, I thought you were really upset with my answer. I'm ok, and I didn't mean you any pain.

Walter, no pain, no problem. I actually thought nothing of it & I hope you don't. We were talking past each other, because I missed the joke.

631 WriterMom  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:54:35am

re: #625 mean Gene

The matza ball debate pales in comparison with the gefilte fish divide: sweet or pepper?

By the way, they should float. FLOAT FLOAT FLOAT.

632 debutaunt  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:55:03am

re: #493 avanti

Obama sure seems closer to being a 'commie' than he is to being a Capitalist.

633 DeafDog  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:55:19am

re: #594 albusteve

I didnt perceive that....and nobody I know did...
Chaney hurt Bush is something you made up it seems...

Neither did I, but lots of folks did.

Remeber, about 1/3 of the country ore troofers. If you assume that they mostly go Democratic, about 1/2 of the Democratic voting base are 9/11 conspiracy advocates. They will believe anoything if it's repeated often enough.

634 Kenneth  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:56:16am

re: #623 DeafDog

Actually, wasn't it Cheney who said "We don't do nations building" ?

I know that Rumsfeld was against nation building. His strategy for Iraq was to knock over Saddam, install a pro-US strong man and leave quicky. It didn't work and he nearly lost the war before Bush dumped him and changed strategy for the Surge.

635 debutaunt  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:56:41am

re: #497 Walter L. Newton

Whoa... I was just trying to be funny, sorry you're not in the mood for a little humor.

I was amused by your math!

636 avanti  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:56:42am

re: #615 DeafDog

Huh? So communinsm or capitalism are the same?

I strongly disagree. Some ideologies have been proven better than others.

Again, you twisted my comment. Capitalism is by far the best, I was talking about the Conservative/Liberal divide, and neither being supreme. I'm a social liberal, but fiscally moderate.

637 BatGuano  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:57:01am

OT, For you amusement, Robert Gibbs is holding a press conference. That silver tongued devil.

638 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:57:51am

re: #635 debutaunt

I was amused by your math!

My mind is sexy too!

639 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:58:11am
640 avanti  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:58:41am

re: #623 DeafDog

"perception" is the key word here

With an emphasis on "perception" and not reality - avanti has a point.

Reality can be debated based on perception, but perception rules in the end.:)

641 opnion  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 11:59:28am

re: #638 Walter L. Newton

My mind is sexy too!

See thats the joke that I missed! You joke was not sophmoric. Hell I missed it, I meant my joke.

642 kcladderman  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:00:11pm

re: #579 avanti

By the perception with the voters that he was too powerful, and he pushed GW into the neo-con nation building camp. That's just my speculation for his very low approval ratings.

And what are your speculations on Pelosi and Reids even lower approval ratings?

643 DeafDog  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:00:21pm

re: #624 godfrey


Then avanti needs to be more careful to limit his/her scope. That's very differnt than saying one ideology is not superior. That's like saying that democracy is not always better than a dictator.

Some ideoplogies are superior, and those are the ones we Americans like most.....(at least in my beighborhood)

644 avanti  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:00:30pm

re: #637 BatGuano

OT, For you amusement, Robert Gibbs is holding a press conference. That silver tongued devil.

He's not the greatest at it, is he ? Not my favorite pick, nor as good as GW's was.

645 DeafDog  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:01:38pm

re: #626 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey

Forget about reality & all liberals make sense.

Yup

646 debutaunt  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:02:19pm

re: #549 avanti

Alert Drudge, I made a typo.

Try to be more carful.

647 formercorpsman  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:03:29pm

re: #636 avanti

In all seriousness, if you voted for Obama, how do you qualify your fiscal conservatism?

It is no secret, legitimately judging him by his past performance, what his political ideology is.

What track record he has is indisputable. By this, I mean it is probably farther left than any previous President in history. Huge swaths of the private sector stand to be socialized, or at the very least, regulated to the point of not possessing any autonomy.

How do you square this?

648 avanti  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:03:40pm

re: #643 DeafDog

Then avanti needs to be more careful to limit his/her scope. That's very differnt than saying one ideology is not superior. That's like saying that democracy is not always better than a dictator.

Some ideoplogies are superior, and those are the ones we Americans like most.....(at least in my beighborhood)

That's why I replied that I thought we were talking left, right
ideology. I did not assume he was calling me a Commie or a Fasist.

649 suitepotato  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:03:48pm

re: #12 mean Gene

I wonder how many "Hail Mary's," "Our Father's" and whatever else he'll have to do to make it all nice again?

Let's just say he could rub a rosary set down to the bare chain and a pile of wood dust on the floor trying to cover it.

650 BatGuano  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:04:49pm

re: #644 avanti

No, Tony Snow was nonpareil. Perino and Fleischer were good. McClellan was ..gone!

651 formercorpsman  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:04:49pm

re: #647 formercorpsman

Pardon me, fiscally moderate.

652 flexthink  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:05:03pm

Ah yes, a Pope who joined the Nazi party as a youth and 'didn't know' then and still doesn't 'know' now when it comes to Nazis and their descendents. No wonder he is reaching out the Islamists.

653 nyc redneck  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:05:03pm

someday, americans will be crying for a guy like cheney to be potus.
and that time is probably not to far in the future.

654 DeafDog  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:07:14pm

re: #636 avanti

Again, you twisted my comment. Capitalism is by far the best, I was talking about the Conservative/Liberal divide, and neither being supreme. I'm a social liberal, but fiscally moderate.

I did not twist your comment, I quoted it.

Some ideologies are better than others. It's a fact.

So, whenever you argue to 'spread the wealth around," like Mr. O, you are arguing for an inferior ideology.

655 avanti  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:07:39pm

re: #647 formercorpsman

In all seriousness, if you voted for Obama, how do you qualify your fiscal conservatism?

It is no secret, legitimately judging him by his past performance, what his political ideology is.

What track record he has is indisputable. By this, I mean it is probably farther left than any previous President in history. Huge swaths of the private sector stand to be socialized, or at the very least, regulated to the point of not possessing any autonomy.

How do you square this?

I wish he were more fiscally conservative, but for me, the social issue was more important. I'm counting on him either moving to the middle, or the GOP restraining him, much as they are with cleaning up the stimulus bill.

656 DeafDog  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:08:05pm

re: #640 avanti

Reality can be debated based on perception, but perception rules in the end.:)

Sad, but true

657 tradewind  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:08:17pm

Recant my asterisk. Resign is the operative term here.

658 avanti  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:10:05pm

re: #650 BatGuano

No, Tony Snow was nonpareil. Perino and Fleischer were good. McClellan was ..gone!

Ah, Tony Snow, sorry for forgetting his name, but at my age, I can hide my own Easter eggs. He was, indeed great.

659 DeafDog  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:11:04pm

re: #648 avanti

That's why I replied that I thought we were talking left, right
ideology. I did not assume he was calling me a Commie or a Fasist.

I don't know you, so I won't call you that. BHO's rehetoric, however, is marxist on domestic policy and an incoherent mush on foreign policy. Nothing good can come from it.

660 avanti  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:14:23pm

re: #654 DeafDog

I did not twist your comment, I quoted it.

Some ideologies are better than others. It's a fact.

So, whenever you argue to 'spread the wealth around," like Mr. O, you are arguing for an inferior ideology.

The regressive income tax does spread the wealth around, yet we've followed that inferior ideology for decades. Flat tax, anyone ?

661 avanti  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:17:09pm

re: #659 DeafDog

I don't know you, so I won't call you that. BHO's rehetoric, however, is marxist on domestic policy and an incoherent mush on foreign policy. Nothing good can come from it.

On that note, I'll take a break. I need to get some work done on a Studebaker but as always, I enjoyed being the Christian to your lions. :)

662 formercorpsman  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:17:30pm

re: #655 avanti

I have another serious question.

When assessing your reasons for voting the way you do, it is obvious by your own statements, a fair portion of the social conservatism within the Republican party is distasteful to you.

Did the fact that Obama had proximity to someone like a Bill Ayres weigh on your mind just as much in consideration?

IIRC, I don't think you were around when Zombie put forth the information relating to "Prairie Fire" but I could have my dates wrong.

663 jwb7605  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:23:25pm

re: #342 Walter L. Newton

Don't forget the dog... pant, pant, pant... (leash in mouth).

HA!
Couldn't! One of the errands was to get her new dog tag.
She is now Dog #000481 this year in Louisville.
(Got her rabies shot Monday, she is down to a svelte 110 lbs).

664 Spare O'Lake  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:25:04pm

re: #640 avanti

Reality can be debated based on perception, but perception rules in the end.:)

Perception over reality.
Form over substance.
Bullshit baffles brains.
All these are typical cynical leftard bullshit.
The truth has a way of eventually coming out.

665 Throbert McGee  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:25:16pm

re: #631 WriterMom

The matza ball debate pales in comparison with the gefilte fish divide: sweet or pepper?

By the way, they should float. FLOAT FLOAT FLOAT.

How big are matzo balls ideally supposed to be -- I mean, in rough terms of "marble," "golf ball," "tennis ball," or what? And spare me the obvious joke answer: "depends on how old the matzo was when slaughtered.")

(I was once "served" a matzo-tennis-ball in an NYC diner -- I mean, it was a bowl of soup with ONE huge sodden sphere of matzo crumbs sitting in it. But this was like my first month living in NYC; I'd never had matzo-ball soup before and just assumed that any NYC diner would offer an "authentic" version. This was before I found out that the vast majority of bagels sold in NYC are -- bleh! -- steamed, and therefore not "New York style" bagels.)

666 Joan Not of Arc  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:26:13pm

re: #18 Da Coyote

No- return. Just because Williamson rejects sense, reason and morality doesn't mean that the Church Jesus founded and its members are horrible.
The Pope believes- from a spiritual standpoint- that one can repent and rejoin the Church. Williamson has to want it. If he doesn't want to apologise before God then that would be his problem.

667 3 wood  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:26:40pm

Here's an amusing youtube video.

Mark Haines of CNBC destroys claims made by Arriana Huffington as "clueless"

Not only is it amusing, he's correct.

668 [deleted]  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:31:16pm
669 NY Nana  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:41:19pm

re: #566 buzzsawmonkey

There are 2 Shoprites on LI, in Plainview, have a few different brands of hand-made Schmurah. They also have coupons for them in the circular. We do our shopping for Pesach there, as one of our sons and his family live nearby.

There is also a place on LI that makes them, but we buy Chabad or Israeli.

670 PayBackTime  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 12:49:55pm

Williamson can't recant, it would offend Der furher and mel and pappy gibson.
/sarc

671 Zimriel  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:07:24pm

Christians are supposed to forgive those who say they've repented. We're even supposed to forgive serial backsliders (Matthew 18:21-35). If Williamson claims to have recanted, the Pope doesn't have much doctrinal choice but to re-communicate him, assuming he rules out a papal-infallibility smackdown ("God revealed to me in a dream that thou art a fuckin' liar").

I've had Jews argue to me that this loophole was severe naivete on Jesus's part...

672 SummerSong  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:16:03pm

For those who smoke -

Might want to stock up before this tax hike takes place.

[Link: money.cnn.com...]

673 WriterMom  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:21:51pm

re: #665 Throbert McGee

I generally maket them a little smaller than a tennis ball. Real bagels have to be boiled, then baked. If they are not boiled first and then baked they are not authentic bagels-just bread.

674 zeir  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:41:01pm

Writermom, Ploome, Buzz, G-d bless you all for this life-affirming thread

675 andymacop  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 1:51:16pm

re: #18 Da Coyote

Years ago, I left the Catholic Church since their leadership appeared to be as inept as our politicians. Occasionally, I think about returning, but then the church manages to make me bury the thought.

Did you leave the United States too?

The leadership does not necessarily equal the ideal of our beloved nation, nor my beloved Church. I stick around to shine a light and work for the ideal. Others leave to curse the darkness.

676 tokyobk  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:00:27pm

I don't know if this thread is living still, but I wonder if I am the only one who does not like the idea of forcing people to recant things they clearly believe? Its such an easy out, its like Saudi Arabia retraining Jihadists by getting them to say they renounce JIhad. BS. This guy may recant but he still believes it, for which he should be judged an idiot but he still has a right to his idiotic beliefs. I also hate the idea of arresting people for holocaust denial. Just treat them like idiots, like troofers, but arrest them? In my rich fantasy life, would love to see Noam Chomskey arrested for on charges of first degree scumbaggery but would never live in a society that would actually arrest him.

677 Zimriel  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 2:19:53pm

re: #676 tokyobk

I don't know if this thread is living still, but I wonder if I am the only one who does not like the idea of forcing people to recant things they clearly believe? Its such an easy out, its like Saudi Arabia retraining Jihadists by getting them to say they renounce JIhad. BS. This guy may recant but he still believes it, for which he should be judged an idiot but he still has a right to his idiotic beliefs. I also hate the idea of arresting people for holocaust denial. Just treat them like idiots, like troofers, but arrest them? In my rich fantasy life, would love to see Noam Chomskey arrested for on charges of first degree scumbaggery but would never live in a society that would actually arrest him.

Who's forcing? He does have a right to his idiotic beliefs. He doesn't have the right to join any given organisation. The organisation's leaders have rights, too.

678 jordash1212  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 3:02:44pm

It still humiliates the Pope, the Vatican, and most importantly Williamson.

679 nonic  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 3:30:24pm

Just so ya'll can get a step ahead and be ready for the next phase ----

The recanting is necessary for Williamson to be authorized to fulfill his ministerial duties, i.e., to become a bishop in the RC. Official Church teaching forbids anti-Semitism and recognizes the Holocaust. It is not a dogma of faith --- one can be a Catholic without agreeing. But one cannot function as a priest or bishop without affirming this teaching.

It is not a matter of Pope Benedict XVI , as the NYT claims, "responding to global outrage," [Link: www.nytimes.com...] It is all part of a long process to end the schism, a process that began under John Paul II [Link: www.catholicnewsagency.com...]

680 PayBackTime  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 4:10:12pm

This williamson bum should not be a bishop in the Catholic Church.

As a bishop, williamsons repulsive views are given an authority that he would otherwise not have as a regular troofer/holocaust denier/franz liebkind wannabe.

All this does is make mel and daddy gibson jump for joy.

681 Lynn B.  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 4:12:23pm

re: #679 nonic

Just so ya'll can get a step ahead and be ready for the next phase ----

The recanting is necessary for Williamson to be authorized to fulfill his ministerial duties, i.e., to become a bishop in the RC. Official Church teaching forbids anti-Semitism and recognizes the Holocaust. It is not a dogma of faith --- one can be a Catholic without agreeing. But one cannot function as a priest or bishop without affirming this teaching.

It is not a matter of Pope Benedict XVI , as the NYT claims, "responding to global outrage," [Link: www.nytimes.com...] It is all part of a long process to end the schism, a process that began under John Paul II [Link: www.catholicnewsagency.com...]

So it isn't a response to global outrage and it isn't a "dramatic turnaround." In fact, if I'm understanding this, there hasn't been the slightest change in the Vatican's position. The reversal of Williamson's ex-communication stands, whether he recants or not. He just can't be a bishop in the RCC unless he recants. That's supposed to be news?

Sounds to me like it's the Pope's critics who have backed off ... on the flimsy excuse of a rewording of the same old story. Feh!

682 nonic  Wed, Feb 4, 2009 4:56:42pm

re: #681 Lynn B.

So it isn't a response to global outrage and it isn't a "dramatic turnaround." In fact, if I'm understanding this, there hasn't been the slightest change in the Vatican's position.

No, there very likely hasn't been. Why should there be? The Pope and the Church are not Holocaust deniers. That was just an impression the media attempted to stir up.

As for "responding to global outrage," :-), the Pope sees himself answering to God, not the international press.

The reversal of Williamson's ex-communication stands, whether he recants or not. He just can't be a bishop in the RCC unless he recants.

The Pope has said (and I think in connection to this very matter) that he prefers "the medicine of forgiveness instead of the medicine of punishment." The Pope's goal is to re-unite a schismatic sect, because while it exists, it leads would-be Catholics astray.

Excommunication is an individual punishment. Medieval, really. And it was automatic back when the schism happened, 1970 for Marcel Levebre the leader of this group, and 1988 for these particular men. The Pope has said he wanted to extend this generosity to the individual men in hope that they will respond by conforming their positions to Vatican II as a first step to healing the schism.

Sounds to me like it's the Pope's critics who have backed off ... on the flimsy excuse of a rewording of the same old story.

Well, the media gave the impression they wanted. Look at all the people (here and elsewhere) eager to attack the Church over this. So the media is backing off because they "won." :-)

683 Render  Thu, Feb 5, 2009 3:58:07am

re: #145 MJ

Professor Lipstadt's work is absolutely to be cherished and defended at all costs...

But I must point out that she did endorse Obama.

AMONG
OTHER
THINGS,
R

684 Dennis227  Thu, Feb 5, 2009 8:43:09am

A point of understanding is required here. There are no unforgivable sins in the Roman Catholic Church. Yes there is excommunication, does that sound like an unforgivable sin? Yes; we must admit it looks as though the excommunicated committed an unforgivable sin, but here we have an excommunicated Bishop being forgiven. Every one has a path to seek and obtain forgiveness within the Church. The price of the churches forgiveness is in the hands of the, local Priest, Bishop or the Pope. Can the Pope make mistakes? Yes he can, but the whole point of Roman Catholic Forgiveness is "Mistakes don't count, only how we recover."
It is hard to grant or see one we truly despise forgiven, that has more to say about us as individuals than as a collective. "Ti's human to sin; Divine to forgive."

685 [deleted]  Fri, Feb 6, 2009 7:40:27am

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