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in coming.

The Future shall not belong....
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Captain Hate

The comment section of Wired is a good illustration of the immature dumbasses that litter the IT world.

Captain Hate

Hmmmm, once again the Redskins aren't on local television so my boycott of the NFL reaches week 4.

henry

This morning's Pieces is a fine antidote to a 20 hour drive back into reality. My freezer overflows with ducks, and I'm rested enough to last through the end of this election. After 10 days off the grid, I get the impression the wheels are starting to fall off for the JEF. The only people I talked to about the election last week said the Canadian MSM thought the JEF would win in a blow-out. The others in Canada talked about a successful moose hunt.

Jane - Mock the Media!

So will Benghazi get any lip service on the Sunday shows? A minute on Fox, nothing anywhere else I guess.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

One of your best clarice, with a fine conclusion by matt.
The mind reels at the consequences of not dispatching this clown in November, no matter who controls congress.

Captain Hate

Paul Ryan just slattered dumbass Chris Wallace with his "the numbers don't add up". Memo to Chris: Ryan isn't as ignorant as you are so you're ill equipped for a battle of wits.

Melinda Romanoff

Wired commentariat was illuminating, CH. Thank you for pointing out their Mensa Club™.

Clarice

The WaPO does has a large front page article on the security failures in Benghazi ,Jane,suggesting it was Amb Stevens' over confidence in his popularity at the heart of it.

Captain Hate

Bill Kristol's advice to Romney: Ignore Jim Lehrer and go right at the JEF.

Captain Hate

The JEF just had a commercial on saying "If I could talk to you in your house..". I'd pay money for that to happen, especially if he'd leave the Secret Service behind.

Clarice

Not bad advice,CH/

Clarice

I think there is a typo in the email from Matt I quoted and it should read as follows:
I believe there's a typo and the sentence should read
Morsi is also pressing for the release of the Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, the "Blind Sheikh," who was behind the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center and [ed.Al-Masri] who is at the center of an extradition battle in the U.K. trying to evade imprisonment in the United States.

rse

sbw- I have written a rather long reply to your question on student achievement on the previous post.

Also a link to the vision you are likely to see since that OBE consultant is based in Albany.

Jane - Mock the Media!

I'm watching a debate between sean Bielat and Jojojo Kennedy.

First question to Bielat: Why are you qualified you have never served in public office and jojojo has been an ADA?

Gimme a break.

Bielat says: Uh - I was in the military, I think that qualifies as service (you stupid prejudiced moron)

Clarice

An article worth reading:http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/wrm/2012/09/29/dispatches-from-the-war-that-nobody-wants/

"An ADA" wow, that really r]prepares one for elected service in Congress.. Yessire, Bob. If the prior ADA work by Kennedys is any measure they had him handling DUI's on interstate highways.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--jojojo has been an ADA--

You mean somebody is finally admitting the Kennedys are, trying to be polite here, differently-abled?

Captain Hate

What a pathetic question, Jane. Why don't they just ask "How dare you challenge the royal Kennedys?"

Jane - Mock the Media!

Welcome back Henry - we missed you. Moderators just asked: "Another stimulus package?"

Bielat: "Yes taxed based"

Kennedy: "No we can't afford it now"

WTF?

Jane - Mock the Media!

Phew - Bielat just clarified - he meant "stimulus through TAX RELIEF".

Jane - Mock the Media!

Bielat's really a much better debater.

Kennedy looks like a Kennedy, and he has the Kennedy talking points down. Plus the moderators are not letting Bielat respond. (Kennedy just said Ryan's plan decimates medicare - Bielat went to respond, they went to break.)

Clarice

Then even if the next question to him is briefs or boxers, Bielat should say you guys cut me off on a point far more important that I insist you let me answer and go to medicare.

Jane - Mock the Media!

They went to a lightning round.

It was only a half hour.

Kennedy comes across as 14. He will probably win in a landslide.

narciso

Great pieces, Clarices, Eli Lake is the one of the few reporters that really earned his pay this week,
and i'll give Tapper an attaboy,


That was Spencer 'throw them through a plate glass
window' Ackerman, who is directly responsible for
enabling the removal of Major Matt. Dooley, for his all too frank description of the 'logic of political Islam'

hrtshpdbox

Paul Ryan just slattered dumbass Chris Wallace with his "the numbers don't add up".

I didn't watch it, but I assume this was yet one more example of Wallace refusing to believe that tax cuts can enhance revenues (or, at the very least, be revenue neutral). It's astounding, the number of mush-for-brains employees at ostensibly conservative FOX. But I'm tuning it all out, I'm too nervous about the first debate; I just saw this Politico headline:
"Christie: Debate will turn presidential race 'upside down'"

I didn't read the article, but that's where I'm leaving off for awhile on all news coverage; I'll watch old movies instead, and catch up on (fiction) reading. When the debate starts on Wednesday, instead of watching it I'll tune in here to read comments - I hope to see lots of "Yes!!" and "Game-changer!!" posts.

Frau Steingehirn

From Gateway Pundit:
...1324 of those deaths occurred in less than 3 1/2 years under the Obama Regime while only 630 of those deaths occurred in 8 years under George W. Bush."

Where are the protesting crowds seething mobs with giant Obama/Hitler puppets to demand his resignation and trial as war criminal?

Captain Hate

Kennedy looks like a Kennedy

They all look and act the same. It must be the foulest genetic moshpit in history.

hrtspdbox, it was more about entitlement reform.

narciso

That was a great piece by WR Mead, one could quibble with some points, but considering he started on the crazy protomoonbat left in his
'Mortal Splendor' jeremiad, he's really evolved;


This is what I am referring to;

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/05/dempsey-islam-irresponsible/

Frau Steingehirn

Plouffe and Axelturf are already out protecting the WH's handling of the preezy's ME mess.

narciso

To paraphrase one time commenter section 9, 'friends do not let friends read Politico (or at least take it serious)

OldTimer

Wallace is irritatingly consumed with "how we're going to pay for" gov't programs with less taxes levied on taxpayers. He's unable to do simple math in his head or grasp volume dynamics.

Ryan shines without being disrespectful to those who can't see the light.

Clarice

OT, I think the point is t persuade dumb viewers that the Republicans are lying when they say they'll cut taxes and rase revenue--what they mean is they'll cut programs that you, dumb voters, really want so vote D.

Janet

OldTimer...thanks for that great video on the other thread. Here it is again.

Sean Bielat is wonderful. Well spoken, personable. He is really good. I couldn't believe anyone would vote for Barney Frank instead of Bielat. It was proof of a deep sickness in our nation.

narciso

Wallace was one who according to Andrea Mitchell's memoir,for which many innocent trees died, agreed with the notion that the press coverage was too soft on Reagan.

narciso

You know the Bob Hope reference, didn't occur to me, then again the Ishtar reference, jusr flew over too many commenters.

In our local fishwrap, one could scarcely realize
that our Ambassador was assasinated by AQ, nearly
three weeks ago, but as with the wily Canadian Menace, the specter of Koch is everywhere.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

There are no innocent trees; only those waiting for their just reward and those who have already found it. :)

matt

Tom Friedman doubles down on Obama's masterful foreign policy this morning in a real hoot.

Romney came out against Chinese currency manipulation (wrong), viewing Russia as the main opposition (wrong), etc, etc

However, Obama is the Lightbringer with a masterful grasp of foreign policy blah, blah, blah...all of course because he thinks just like Tom Friedman.

That Obama has already missed the 3:00am phone call more than once is irrelevant. That our ME policy is in tatters is irrelevant; that our fiscal policy is on the brink of an international disaster is irrelevant.That we are voting "present" in the hegemonic battles between China and her neighbors is irrelevant.

Frau Steingehirn

Kim, "The Secretary shall" deem who is entitled to a future.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

The problem for Romney, debate-wise, is no matter what, the MFM will declare him a loser of epic proportions.

The great opportunity will be his chance to speak directly to all sorts of voters, without the MFing MFM filtering and obscuring what he has to say and what he believes in.

rse

Rick and Gmax and those who live in battleground states may want to describe what they see going on in the polls and in their states.

http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/09/in-the-deep-blue-bubble/ . The good professor is trying to get better intel and we usually have it.

Jack is Back

Ryder Cup underway with Bubba hitting his drive into the woods on the right but he still manages to put his ball about 20 feet below the hole. Compelling stuff if you're tired of NFL already. Bubba just made birdie on one and now Luke Donald has a 10 footer to halve.

McIroy is late because he thought Chicago was on EST:)

Frau Steingehirn

Red alert, daddy.
Andrew Malcom has fun in his IBD article "NASA detects immense cloud of election-year gas in nearby space."

These astronomers are brainy folks, of course. Still, NASA is unsure of the exact size of the hot gas cloud.

But for now they figure it's at least 600,000 light years across.

So, let's see, light travels at 186,000 miles a second. That's roughly 700 million miles in one hour. Times 24 for one day. Times 365 for one year (plus another 150,000 days for leap years). All times 600,000 years.

Speaking of hot gas, only the White House budget office has calculators with that many digits. But we can safely say that's even more miles than Air Force One has flown Obama to and from his fundraisers this cycle. Even counting his latest junket tonight back to Las Vegas.

LUN


narciso

It's almost as if they are doing targeting for the Iranians;


http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/30/us-iran-israel-azerbaijan-idUSBRE88T05L20120930

Clarice

Iggy, re the a or an before h rule, I agree with your source. Others do not.
Oxford Dictionaries offers a clue to the anomalies:
et’s go back to those three words that tend to cause problems: historic, horrific, and hotel. If hotel was pronounced without its initial letter ‘h’ (i.e. as if it were spelled ‘otel’), then it would be correct to use an in front of it. The same is true of historic and horrific. If horrific was pronounced ‘orrific’ and historic was pronounced ‘istoric’ then it would be appropriate to refer to ‘an istoric occasion’ or ‘an orrific accident’. In the 18th and 19th centuries, people often did pronounce these words in this way.

Today, though, these three words are generally pronounced with a spoken ‘h’ at the beginning and so it’s now more logical to refer to ‘a hotel’, ‘a historic event’, or ‘a horrific accident’.

Captain Hate

Wallace was one who according to Andrea Mitchell's memoir,for which many innocent trees died, agreed with the notion that the press coverage was too soft on Reagan.

He's his father's son; there's no doubting that. And that mawkish Father's Day interview still sticks in my craw as one of the most nauseating bits of content-free garbage that FNS has ever run.

marlene

Hi everyone.We're back from our annual western Maine mountains Jeep week-end. Off road+rain+mud=much fun! Despite rain and fog,the foliage in the mountains is brilliant. The "Does this ass (picture of O) make my Jeep look big" bumper sticker got quite a few laughs. We also saw lots of Republican signs over in western Maine.

Danube of Thought

Minus 14 at Raz today.

Leads Romney by 2.

narciso

Well my local fishwrap, insists Obama did deliver the 40 grams of chocolate rations, but next time, they'll try for 45, even though it's actually 30

Jane - Mock the Media!

Welcome back Marlene!

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

In other words clarice, if we were all cockneys there wouldn't be any question about "a" or "an" in front of "h" words. :)

narciso

Of course, wouldn't the proper tag on that twitter, kibitzing, the word 'cannoodling in this context takes me out of my happy place.

Clarice

That's what they say, Iggy. But I'm sticking with the silent or hard H rule just as you do.

narciso

I'm the last person to quibble about grammar, so
I'm not going in that direction,

Captain Hate

marlene, were you west of Baxter? When I was in Baxter it sounded like the locals spoke with kind of a Liverpool accent instead of the Massachusetts type of New England sounds. They were extremely friendly except when talking about the Quebecois.

narciso

Ugh, Londono, don't know how to do the dieresis over the n, is throwing Stevens under the bus, wouldn't diplomatic security, or the station chief, be responsible on that score.

narciso

What is Rasmussen doing here, is he trying to suck up to Silver, because that is a pointless exercise;

http://washingtonexaminer.com/rasmussen-yes-dems-likely-have-2-4-point-advantage-in-november/article/2509409#.UGh8lFFX43z

Interesting when I was looking up this Al Masri chap, 'Captain hook' I see an engineering credential, but no indications of higher ecclesiastical studies, so was he just winging it, as the Imam of the Finsbury Park mosque.

Porchlight

Four new Obama signs in the neighborhood. Three of them on adjacent lawns, all four identical, all appeared the same day. Guess the Obama lawn sign guy was in the 'hood.

Clarice

narciso, that gang of thieves is whispering sweet nothings into their favorite journos' ears, throwing the blame on others--in this case Stevens who cannot respond.

Clarice

From narciso's article on Ras:

"And whatever the numbers are at this moment, Rasmussen expects them to move by Election Day. In the last three elections, he notes, the polls moved against the incumbent party in the final weeks of the race. That’s not an unbreakable pattern, and it might not happen this time, but it suggests Romney will gain on Obama, at least a bit, before November 6. Of course, some major, unexpected event might move things more."

narciso

I linked the Eli Lake piece, at Londono's sad excuse for a whitewash, why isn't Mr. Elliot, no relation, at Africa Command, not answering.

narciso

Seems to have been formed along SAS lines, but are they saying that doherty and woods were part of this;

http://www.bluemountaingroup.co.uk/about/

Dave (in MA)

If the man in the White House was a Republican, the phrase "grim milestone" would be all over the MSM today.

(Hmm. Before pressing Post I thought I'd check Google news:

Afghan 'insider' attack marks grim milestone for US troop deaths
NBCNews.com (blog)-1 hour ago
Updated at 8:05 a.m. ET: An apparent insider attack by Afghan forces has killed a U.S. service member and a foreign civilian contractor with NATO, officials said ...

Wasn't expecting that from NBC or all places.
)

dublindave

Paul Ryan just slattered dumbass Chris Wallace with his "the numbers don't add up".

His inability to answer how much cutting takes on the richest one percent of Americans would cost was almost as laughable as his insistence to Chris Wallace that it would take 'too long to go through the math'.

And this is the Republican's "numbers guy".

Not to worry...he and mutt will be asked the to explain how much cutting takes on millionaires and billionaires would rack onto the National debt during the debates.

At least Ryan didn't bring his mommy on the show. There's a rumor going around Washington that Ryan brings her everywhere, even on business trips. And apparently they save money by sharing the same room.

dublindave

takes????....taxes!!!!

rse

Clarice-that does sound like ras is starting the road back while guarding rep.

narciso

The Columbus Dispatch poll, went beyond Tufnel, D+13, that's how they get to +9 Obama

Porchlight

Obama is in CT today. Must be a fundraiser. Can he really afford to be spending so much time outside swing states?

Or maybe CT is a swing state. :)

narciso

Well Malloy is doing such a bangup job, facepalm,
just like the 'solon of scranton's visit down here,
to Ft. Myers of all places, talk about 'visiting the scene of the crime.

Pofarmer

I was propagandized this morning in church. My wifes Catholic Church. The Homily was the same claptrap from the Catechism. The "petitions" before offering and communion however, were direct from Marxist and Black liberation theology. The ole "May those who toil in the fields receive just compensation for the labors" and "That those who are unemployed may find work equal to their dignity." Innocuous enough unless you understand the origins. The wording was almost exactly from Marx.

Mark Folkestad

Just got bck from lunch with PD and his wife, and they are now on the road home to Madison. What a lovely and loving couple. So far I've had only very good experiences meeting other members of the JOMO tribe in person.

Now, maybe after a nap, I can try to catch up on my JOM reading. Maybe.

narciso

I thought, Pope Benedict, had straightened that situation, when he headed the Congregation of the Faith, Po,

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

WeeDavey,
Did you know that Federal revenues doubled from 1980 to 1990 when the dreaded Reagan tax cuts were in place?
Did you know that in just the first three years after W's tax cuts revenues increased 40%?
I would think even a guy sucking on someone else's teat could live on 10+% more from that teat every year.
If you raise taxes don't be surprised if it dries up.

boris

From Clarice's Pieces:

The pretense that Islam is entitled to some special protection because otherwise the world will suffer ...
That's the pretense NOW. During the GWB administration Islam was getting non-stop provocation with Abu Ghraib and Gitmo Koran flushing.

Many conservatives seem to take MSM, liberal and leftist words at face value, perhaps because conservatives among themselves say what they mean and mean what they say.

IMO that's always risky Not (just) because they lie. Their worldview is outcome based and any actions motivated by their good intentions to achieve proper outcome are justified. Thus what they say at any given time is to be measured with respect to their intentions. Unintended consequences never count, no matter how obvious to people who have to make things work in the real world.

Pofarmer

"I thought, Pope Benedict, had straightened that situation, when he headed the Congregation of the Faith, Po, "

With the current crop of U.S. bishops, it is getting worse.

narciso

Now they do inadvertently point out that the Presidents of Libya and Tunisia, are still wiser
than our 'top men' at State and Langley, but that's not saying much.

marlene

Thanks Jane. I don't know whether to launder all the muddy clothes or catch up on JOM. :)
CH@1:03...we were on the ME/NH border near the Sunday River ski area. My husband grew up in the French speaking St.John Valley,but near the "Allagash" which has its own distinct accent,similar to what you mentioned.

Jane - Mock the Media!

Michael Barone will make you feel a little better about the polls.

Jack is Back

Pofarmer,

So you think us Catholics are the only ones who use the New Testament? Interesting read on religion. And it is not claptrap if you read the full text of the gospel and the conditions of the parable but then that may be asking too much from someone who likes to knock Catholics any chance they get.

But I keep thinking about icebergs.

Yeah, J, which portion of the electorate more trusts the media and the pollsters. But just how big the effect? Dunno.
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Dave (in MA)

We got no such sermon at St. Mattress this morning, although Fr. Feline did remind us a few times of our responsibility to feed the hungry.

Captain Hate

The Allagash is pretty far north and desolate, no? I think I've been slightly east of where you just were. Very scenic but an economic backwater. Poverty is pretty other than dumbassdave.

ABO becasue OMG  !           Sandy Daze

JiB - Thank you.

ABO becasue OMG  !           Sandy Daze

JIB, BTW IRT your "Posted by: Jack is Back | September 29, 2012 at 05:01 PM"

I posted the following at 05:38 PM, but I think you may have missed due to dinner or some other more worthy pursuit:

JiB - NO, we have not--yet. Have not seen a "Catholic Virginian" (weekly diocesan newspaper) in a couple weeks, and quite often such letters will either be located there, or at the Richmond Diocese website.

This Diocese is a strange cat. Was for years dominated by the extraordinarily leftist bishop Sullivan, who encouraged acts of peaceful protest, i.e. chaining oneself to the gates of Yorktown Naval Weapons Stations, etc. Another narcissist, if ever and frankly, one who grated greatly. I will speak of him in disparaging words...

The new Bishop, DiLorenzo, has been methodically turning the Diocese toward a less ideological (and even that would be much more conservative than the previous bisphop), but such changes, including retirement & reassignment of entrenched clergy, takes a LOT of time.

Our particular parish has a wonderfully spiritual and great man as pastor, Father Esteben, (Fr Steve) who is a missionary priest here from the Philippines. Father Steve's experience in the P.I. has created within him, I believe, a deliberate manner of not speaking directly to political matters. I think his formative years, working in some of the difficult southern Philippine islands, have created in him an ability to speak on political topics without seemingly doing so. To me it sounds & appears to be a survival skill, developed in the face of the NPA and Abu Sayyaf. Today, with the depredations of this administration coming to the fore, well, you don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.

narciso

Well the problem is the God/ Mammon distinction, they assume that the latter is always the solution, and the 'swords into plowshares' is always a tempting option,

sbw

-- the 'swords into plowshares' option

You turn your sword into a plowshare first and then I'll do mine.

Clarice

Cato: We get virtually no return on our education "investment"http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/squandering-assessment-test/

ABO becasue OMG  !           Sandy Daze

JiB - BTW, you might appreciate this.
During our Homily today, Fr Estben told a short story about a Catholic Navy sailor going to Confession with a Navy Chaplin priest.

At the beginning of the Confession, the Priest asked the sailor how long had it been since his last Confession.
Five years?” asked the priest.
Sail on, Father,” replied the sailor.
15 years?
Sail on, Father,” replied the sailor.
30 years?
Drop anchor, Father,” replied the sailor.

After the confession was over, the sailor asked the Priest,
Father, If I had not come to Confession and had died, would I have gone to Heaven?
Sail on,” replied the Priest.
Purgatory?
Sail on,” replied the Priest.
Hell?!?!
Drop anchor” said the Priest.

You can imagine in this large Navy town, there were more than a few suppressed chuckles, several coughs and some squirming in the pews from the assembled parishioners.

Janet

Four new Obama signs in the neighborhood. Three of them on adjacent lawns, all four identical, all appeared the same day. Guess the Obama lawn sign guy was in the 'hood.

Same here, Porchlight. I hadn't seen too many, but all of a sudden there are more. :(

Pofarmer,
I had the same experience when I first started going back to church. Lots of the Protestant denominations (especially in the hierarchy) have been taken over by leftists. Each congregation can vary though. The leftists use religious language....but are really preaching a secular far left message. I've posted before about a pastor that came to my parent's Lutheran Church for awhile. She wasn't even a believer. The congregation (very small) would pray for her salvation during their Bible studies! The Evangelical Lutheran Church has gone very left...but like I said, some congregations are still wonderful & Bible believing. They don't know what to do either.
I go to a non-denominational Bible church now.

Janet

That's the pretense NOW. During the GWB administration Islam was getting non-stop provocation with Abu Ghraib and Gitmo Koran flushing.

great point, boris.

matt

One of the things we seem to forget is that the point of Christianity is always to stand for the right thing to do.

We want to feed the poor and find work for the unemployed and the charitable part of our society is unlike anything in the history of the planet. We act rather than talk as Americans of many faiths.It is a part of who we are. A part that the Left wants to control and muzzle.

How can one ever expect a priest to not take the preferential option for the poor? It's in the playbook. It is when the religious deal too much in the here and now to the detriment of the future that I see an issue.

Liberation theology uses the Marxist playbook to achieve social justice to the exclusion of religious teaching in many cases. But that doesn't mean that the local priest praying for jobs and respect is a dedicated socialist or Marxist.

Those models have already proven to be failures and Church teaching seeks the truth.This is along the same lines with Pope JP II writing that Darwin's theory of evolution is compatible with Church teachings. There are multiple evolutions according to this teaching.

You can't fault the priest for being a priest, nor a tiger for being what it is. If his writings and public conversations are political that is something altogether different.

After all the Maryknolls are so far out there they really should start their own church and take the Pelosis, Sebeliuses, Kennedys and liberal nuns with them.

Barbara
Michael Barone will make you feel a little better about the polls.

To add to Barone's current article, Jane, here is an article that he wrote in 2011 "How to Understand Obama’s Chances in 2012" by Michael Barone, July 21, 2011 (LUN), that analyzes presidential races in terms of the popular vote cast in the previous off year House elections. It's quite interesting and, I hope, applicable to this year.

From what I understand, today's pollsters are either using 2008 or a combination of 2004 and 2008 as the benchmark for their polling samples. Based on the data that Barone has assembled in the above article, however, he demonstrates the following:

...from 1996 through 2008 there is only a 1% difference between the Democratic percentages for president and the House

[snip]

The question then suggests itself: to what extent can we consider the popular vote for the House in off-year elections as a prediction of the presidential vote in the next election? The answer appears to be: pretty good.

What I think [the] numbers suggest is that, absent a considerable redefinition by the incumbent president, he or his party’s nominee is likely to run just about as well (or poorly) in the next presidential election as his party’s House candidates did in the most recent off-year elections. The off-year vote represents a settled opinion on how the president and his party have performed in nearly two years in office, and unless the president takes a significantly different course toward governing, as Bill Clinton arguably did in 1995-1996...

It is difficult to believe that voters have changed their minds to such any great degree since 2010. Certainly, the elimination of bin Laden aided the President, however, that has been off set by the worsening economy, the ever increasing national debt, and Obama's disastrous foreign policy that threatens to turn the Middle East into an Islamic state. Given these circumstances, I believe the final numbers will reflect the 2010 voter sentiment. Barone's article seems to support that view, and is worth the read.

narciso

It's more like Nicaragua under the Sandinistas, where portions of the Church were allied with the Government, with the extreme example of D'Escoto,
who were actually in the Govt, but the most prominent figures like Cardinal Obando were in the opposition.

Barbara

I should have completed the quote in paragraph 5 above. Here is the full quote.

The off-year vote represents a settled opinion on how the president and his party have performed in nearly two years in office, and unless the president takes a significantly different course toward governing, as Bill Clinton arguably did in 1995-1996, then that settled verdict remains more or less in place. Or so the numbers suggest.

B

rse

Janet-it's like Paulo Freire working for the World Council of Churches when not pushing Pedagogy of the Oppressed. Or was that just another way to push it?

http://www.ibe.unesco.org/fileadmin/user_upload/archive/publications/ThinkersPdf/freiree.PDF

Always fun to read how UNESCO remembers a radical.

maryrose

Barbara:
I totally agree with you. After watching Ryan this morning with Chris Wallace, I am certain he will have a wonderful debate against Joe Biden. What an excellent choice for VP.
I know once Romney wins and puts his competent team together things will begin to turn around for the better. Nothing is worse than Obama. He singularly destroyed the recovery and has extended low 1.3 or lower growth for our nation.
Obama seems paralysed about Syria and the death toll there keeps rising. His excuse in Libya was less than 4000 dead could not continue.
Also 2000 dead in Afghanistan 1350 of which happened on Obama's watch.is must be detailed in the debates.

Jack is Back

You can be a good Catholic and think of the poor, the homeless, the sick and the lonely without being a left wing nut job, a Marxist or a progressive. Most Catholics I know are politically and socially conservative but believe in acts of mercy and charity. That is our faith. You can take it or leave it but gratuitous criticism is without warrant especially if you are inclined to think we are all leftists.

Cardinal Dolan who heads the Catholic Bishops is not your everyday social justice leftist wearing a Roman collar. Pofarmer has the council all wrong and really has no idea of Catholic clergy's inclinations regarding life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. They believe fervently in all 3 since it is the basic concept of Christianity.

Barbara

Here's a Catholic bishop from Illinois who appears unafraid to speak his mind.

Catholic Bishop: Voting for Obama, Democrats Could Place ‘Eternal Salvation of Your Own Soul in Serious Jeopardy’

Bishop Thomas John Paprocki from Springfield, Illinois, is getting attention after making some strongly-worded comments about those Americans who opt to vote for President Barack Obama in November. In a column and video that was posted by Catholic Times, the official newspaper of the Diocese of Springfield, Paprocki targeted portions of the Democratic platform that “explicitly endorse intrinsic evils.” He also warned that supporting certain politicians could place peoples’ “eternal salvation…in jeopardy.”

While he noted that it’s not his job to to tell people who do vote for, the faith leader said that he has a duty to speak out about moral issues. Despite his stated problems with the Democratic Party platform — the initial removal of God, its stance abortion and its support of gay marriage – Paprocki spoke relatively favorably of the Republican platform.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/catholic-bishop-voting-for-obama-dems-could-place-eternal-salvation-of-your-own-soul-in-serious-jeopardy/

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