Quotes of the day

posted at 10:01 pm on April 28, 2014 by Allahpundit

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In the past, Pope Francis has spoken out against economic systems that reinforce inequality, saying last year that “there was the promise that once the glass had become full it would overflow and the poor would benefit. But what happens is that when it’s full to the brim, the glass magically grows, and thus nothing ever comes out for the poor.” While right-wing American critics have been quick to criticize the pope for his economic remarks, his words appear to resonate with the masses. More than 5,000 people have retweeted the statement within three hours.

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Could it be that the Pope is weighing in on the fervor sparked by French economist Thomas Piketty’s current bestseller, Capital in the Twenty-First Century?

It’s unclear. But the tweet’s timing — days after the book sold out on Amazon, where it is currently the best-selling book in the U.S. — could suggest the Pope’s support for Piketty, who posits that an unregulated free market creates an ever-widening wealth gap…

The Pontiff’s warning comes months after he called unfettered capitalism “a new tyranny” and urged global leaders to fight growing income inequality in his first major written work as pope.

He laid out the platform for his papacy in the 84-page document last November, attacking the “idolatry of money” and calling on politicians to guarantee all citizens “dignified work, education and healthcare.”

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The Pope can count headline-grabbing French economist Thomas Piketty and the International Monetary Fund as allies in the fight against inequality…

The IMF’s analysis also undermines warnings from free market supporters that policies to redistribute wealth such as progressive taxes on high earners will discourage “wealth creators” and hamper the economy.

“Redistribution appears generally benign in terms of its impact on growth,” the IMF writes. “Thus the combined direct and indirect effects of redistribution—including the growth effects of the resulting lower inequality—are on average pro-growth.”

The growing chorus against inequality, from across the political and economic spectrum, has thrust it into the centre of public debate, as economists, politicians and pontiffs point out how dangerous the staggering rise in inequality is to the economy and how it needs to be solved.

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The Latin version of this tweet is even simpler: Iniquitas radix malorum. That phrase has a somewhat different meaning.

Iniquitas can be translated as “inequality,” it’s true. But it also can mean “iniquity” or “injustice,” and in this context either word would make more sense. The same would seem true of the word L’inequita used in the Italian version, which the Pope himself could have written. The Spanish tweet ( desigualdad) admittedly looks more like the English…

However it’s translated, the tweet is an obvious reference to the familiar phrase that “the love of money is the root of all evils.” (Radix malorum est cupiditas) If you assume that the love of money leads to iniquities—and, yes, fosters inequality—then Pope Francis (or his ghost-writer) is making a well-known point in a different way. That’s kinda the purpose of Twitter, isn’t it?

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Francis has been saying things a lot like this for years, most recently last autumn. Each time, the voices of largely American conservatives explaining that he has been misunderstood get a little less self-assured. It is – even for a Republican party hack – difficult to mistake what the Pope meant, although one site has already made a heroic attempt by translating the tweet into Latin: it appears to be a denunciation of injustice rather than inequality. But in last autumn’s essay, Evangelii Gaudium, Francis wrote that: “Just as the commandment ‘Thou shalt not kill’ sets a clear limit in order to safeguard the value of human life, today we also have to say ‘Thou shalt not’ to an economy of exclusion and inequality. Such an economy kills … Today everything comes under the laws of competition and the survival of the fittest, where the powerful feed upon the powerless. As a consequence, masses of people find themselves excluded and marginalised: without work, without possibilities, without any means of escape. Human beings are themselves considered consumer goods to be used and then discarded.”

The claim that human beings have an intrinsic value in themselves, irrespective of their usefulness to other people, is one that unites Christianity and socialism. It can be even found somewhere in the shadows of Marxism, but there humans gain their value from history, and when they stand in its way, that’s tough for them, as the millions of Stalin’s victims could tell us. But if you think the market is the real world, it makes no sense at all, since in the market, value is simply the outcome of supply and demand…

What he really believes is that riches in themselves are bad for people. That is part of the reason he does not live in the papal apartments. This is not a view shared throughout the Catholic hierarchy. Nor is it really, whole-heartedly, shared by the politicians who will praise his views. I don’t see any party anywhere in the world, except perhaps the Greens, running for election on the basis that they will make the voters poorer but more virtuous.

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In just a year, the business has recovered a lot of its self-confidence. The CEO is popular: 85% of American Catholics—a tough audience—approve of him. Footfall in RC Global’s retail outlets is rising again. The salesforce now talks about a “Francis effect”. How has a septuagenarian Argentine succeeded in galvanising one of the world’s stodgiest outfits? Essentially by grasping three management principles.

The first is a classic lesson in core competences. Francis has refocused his organisation on one mission: helping the poor. One of his first decisions was to forsake the papal apartments in favour of a boarding house which he shares with 50 other priests and sundry visitors. He took the name of a saint who is famous for looking after the poor and animals. He washed and kissed the feet of 12 inmates of a juvenile-detention centre. He got rid of the fur-trimmed velvet capes that popes have worn since the Renaissance, swapped Benedict’s red shoes for plain black ones and ignored his fully loaded Mercedes in favour of a battered Ford.

This new focus has allowed the company to spend fewer resources on ancillary businesses, such as engaging in doctrinal disputes or staging elaborate ceremonies. The “poor-first strategy” is also aimed squarely at emerging markets, where the potential for growth is greatest but competition fiercest.

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Pope Francis
By Barack Obama

Rare is the leader who makes us want to be better people. Pope Francis is such a leader.

His Holiness has moved us with his message of inclusion, especially for the poor, the marginalized and the outcast. But it has been his deeds, his bearing, the gestures at once simple and profound — embracing the sick, ministering to the homeless, washing the feet of young prisoners — that have inspired us all.

Pope Francis reminds us in ways that words alone cannot that no matter our station in life, we are bound by moral obligations to one another. His example challenges us to live out those obligations through work — to alleviate poverty, reduce inequality and promote peace; to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, care for the sick and open new doors of opportunity and visions of possibility for everyone. His message of love and inclusion, his regard for “the least of these,” distills the essence of Jesus’ teachings and is a tonic for a cynical age. May we heed his humble example.


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5000 in three hours doesn’t seen like “the masses”. How many of those were Journalists? And who uses the phrase “the masses”.

kcewa on April 28, 2014 at 10:23 PM

I agree. And that is 5k from the entire world.

NotCoach on April 28, 2014 at 10:25 PM

Bmore on April 28, 2014 at 10:21 PM

Loved your comment there, Bmore!

[Referenced it in the later main Rand Paul/Susan Collins thread here.]

ShainS on April 28, 2014 at 10:25 PM

predator on April 28, 2014 at 10:22 PM

Exactly how I feel about it.

bazil9 on April 28, 2014 at 10:26 PM

predator on April 28, 2014 at 10:07 PM

Predator, it appears Opening Day went well for you! Welcome back!

Prayers ascending for a speedy and full recovery, my friend!

Newtie and the Beauty on April 28, 2014 at 10:26 PM

pambi on April 28, 2014 at 10:25 PM

G’night darlin’

OmahaConservative on April 28, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Evening

NativeTexan on April 28, 2014 at 10:14 PM

Glad you had a nice B-day. I am a fellow Taurus.. =)
*cheers*

bazil9 on April 28, 2014 at 10:16 PM

OMG…I am too LOL

______________
Predator…I was praying for you. Glad to read you sound like you are on the mend. Keep it up.

CoffeeLover on April 28, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Idiots and psychos for President, secretary of state, DHS secretary, attorney general, IRS Head, NSA head, BLM head, EPA head and a majority of American voters, and now we get a Pope cut from the same cloth.

What I want to know, is which one of you pissed God off this so much?

VorDaj on April 28, 2014 at 10:26 PM

bazil9 on April 28, 2014 at 10:24 PM

Doing my best til I get my next treatment :)

Scrumpy on April 28, 2014 at 10:26 PM

While right-wing American critics have been quick to criticize the pope for his economic remarks, his words appear to resonate with the masses. More than 5,000 people have retweeted the statement within three hours.

5000 in three hours doesn’t seen like “the masses”. How many of those were Journalists? And who uses the phrase “the masses”.

kcewa on April 28, 2014 at 10:23 PM

5000 retweet in 3 hrs is trifling, Ellen had 16,000 retweets of her selfie in 10 minutes.

RickB on April 28, 2014 at 10:27 PM

No but I’ve had a Diablo sandwich.

RickB on April 28, 2014 at 10:23 PM

“Let me have a Diablo Sandwich and a Dr. Pepper, I’m in a goddam hurry!”

ConstantineXI on April 28, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Newtie, CoffeeLover,

Thanks for the well-wishes. Folks here are the greatest.

predator on April 28, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Scrumpy on April 28, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Very glad to hear it. Hang tough scrump.

bazil9 on April 28, 2014 at 10:28 PM

pambi on April 28, 2014 at 10:25 PM

Ships that pass in the night.

Niters and sleep well, Pambi!

Newtie and the Beauty on April 28, 2014 at 10:28 PM

oscarwilde on April 28, 2014 at 10:10 PM

Thanks for enlighten me… What could I have done without you… The Pope is a communist, believing in God and not killing people does not mean that Pope is not an economic and social communist…

mnjg on April 28, 2014 at 10:14 PM

The only thing more frightening then your level of ignorance, is the sheer joy you obtain from reveling in it in public. The Pope isn’t a communist or even a socialist, he’s a Catholic. The things he is saying have been Catholic doctrine for well over a thousand years.

oscarwilde on April 28, 2014 at 10:28 PM

The Pope needs to get out of casting aspersions… just sayin’

Scrumpy on April 28, 2014 at 10:28 PM

I’m an Aries. Had a b-day 17 days ago.

predator on April 28, 2014 at 10:28 PM

ShainS on April 28, 2014 at 10:25 PM

Word has it, she has sand issues. At least that’s how I heard it. ; )

Bmore on April 28, 2014 at 10:28 PM

“Waterboarding is how We BAPTIZE Terrorists!……”

williamg on April 28, 2014 at 10:28 PM

Just what the hell is a diablo sandwich? I’ve been wondering this since the first time I saw the movie.

Mark1971 on April 28, 2014 at 10:28 PM

bazil9 on April 28, 2014 at 10:16 PM

OMG…I am too LOL

CoffeeLover on April 28, 2014 at 10:26 PM

No wonder you’re so awesome! LOL.

bazil9 on April 28, 2014 at 10:29 PM

Hi Newtie and CL! :)

Nite nite pambi… :)

Scrumpy on April 28, 2014 at 10:29 PM

The leader of an anti-immigration pressure group has been arrested for quoting Winston Churchill. Paul Weston, chairman of LibertyGB, was taken into custody in Winchester, southern England, after delivering a speech in which he quoted an excerpt from the wartime Prime Minister’s book The River War.

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-London/2014/04/28/UK-Cops-Arrest-Man-for-Quoting-Churchill

davidk on April 28, 2014 at 10:29 PM

CoffeeLover on April 28, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Evenin’, CL! [waving and jumping up and down!!]

Newtie and the Beauty on April 28, 2014 at 10:29 PM

I’ve about had it with this Pope.
There’s a couple of conservative Anglican churches around here. Maybe it’s time for me to check them out.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 28, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Nite, pambi.

predator on April 28, 2014 at 10:30 PM

What I want to know, is which one of you pissed God off this so much?

VorDaj on April 28, 2014 at 10:26 PM

LOL.

ShainS on April 28, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Hi neighbor! Just saw your email.

KCB on April 28, 2014 at 10:25 PM

Good! I’m serious about finding you a golfing buddy :)

NativeTexan on April 28, 2014 at 10:30 PM

weedisgood on April 28, 2014 at 10:14 PM

Thanks for copying in the same nonsense that you posted yesterday.

That camel and eye of an needle was intended to impress upon us that it’s difficult, but not impossible. Besides, although I may condemn certain conduct of others in this life, God’s the one ultimately punching tickets at the Gates to Heaven, and it’s ultimately His call. Everyone has a shot at salvation right up to the very end of life.

So quit denigrating the well to do.

Also, I doubt God the Father and Jesus would support taxation, a government behemoth to dole out unending handouts in a manner contrary to every teaching in Proverbs. Christianity is a faith placing a premium on free will, not by force. So give freely and directly to those in need rather than interposing the leviathan.

BuckeyeSam on April 28, 2014 at 10:30 PM

predator on April 28, 2014 at 10:28 PM

Happy Belated Birthday!!

And many more of them (on time that is) :D

Happy Birthday to you Tauruses!! :)

Scrumpy on April 28, 2014 at 10:30 PM

I’m an Aries. Had a b-day 17 days ago.

predator on April 28, 2014 at 10:28 PM

A belated B-day to you my friend!!

bazil9 on April 28, 2014 at 10:30 PM

weedisgood on April 28, 2014 at 10:14 PM

A camel can fit through the eye of a needle. Jesus never said a rich man can’t get to Heaven.

hawkdriver on April 28, 2014 at 10:16 PM

What “hawkdriver” said…and…

“The Eye of the Needle” was an actual gate in (I think it was) Jerusalem or similar (some significant settlement well known in Christ’s human lifetime — I’m sure someone else here will be able to cite something historical about this).

There was an actual gate or passageway called Eye of The Needle and it wasn’t a sewing needle Christ referred to but that actual gate. Of course camels passed through it but it wasn’t a simple task for socio-political reasons at that time.

Jesus just said it was easier to do that than for those who served “Mammon” or “money” instead of God, that charity was what God wants of us, not deeds posed to illustrate one’s grandiosity or worth: if you love money more than God, in other words, you’ll have a hard time getting into Heaven.

Lourdes on April 28, 2014 at 10:31 PM

Jesus Christ was not a capitalist…He was far from it.
So yes from a Biblical point of view the communist Pope is right on.

weedisgood on April 28, 2014 at 10:14 PM

remind me again where Jesus killed 100 million people?

8 weight on April 28, 2014 at 10:31 PM

Yay! Socialist Pope QOTD!

I’ll go get some swords.

Axe on April 28, 2014 at 10:31 PM

predator on April 28, 2014 at 10:28 PM

Virgo here, so I can wait a spell… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on April 28, 2014 at 10:31 PM

Inequality is the root of social evil.

….NOT “Income” Inequality…….JUST “Inequality”…….Like The Privilege Given To AL SHARPTON!!

williamg on April 28, 2014 at 10:31 PM

So just what is “social evil?”
Is that different than regular old evil?

Galtian on April 28, 2014 at 10:31 PM

bazil9 on April 28, 2014 at 10:29 PM

ROFLMAO

Happy B-day too Predator :)

LOL Newtie (waving back) No jumping though LOL. I growled at you at 5pm….lol

CoffeeLover on April 28, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Bmore on April 28, 2014 at 10:28 PM

Heh.

I did see that. After getting home from work, I read the entire 401 comments (all the while missing the same story posted in the main threads)!

ShainS on April 28, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Inequality is the root of social evil.

— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) April 28, 2014

“social evil”??

Self-righteous, arrogant stupidity is the root of ALL evil. Take a gander in the mirror, dipsh!t.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on April 28, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Scrumpy I didn’t know you were feeling poorly. Prayers you are feeling spritely soon :)

CoffeeLover on April 28, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Burn the Witches!

Inquisition here we come! (sick joke) sorry ):

Scrumpy on April 28, 2014 at 10:34 PM

CoffeeLover on April 28, 2014 at 10:33 PM

I try not to broadcast me ills too much… thanks CL :)

Scrumpy on April 28, 2014 at 10:35 PM

davidk on April 28, 2014 at 10:29 PM

Wow! Unbelievable. Coming soon to a country near you!

[First they came for Mark Steyn ...]

ShainS on April 28, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Burn the Witches!

Inquisition here we come! (sick joke) sorry ):

Scrumpy on April 28, 2014 at 10:34 PM

LOLZ! I love sick jokes darlin’

OmahaConservative on April 28, 2014 at 10:35 PM

How do you know she’s a witch?
She turned me into a newt!
(I got better.)

Galtian on April 28, 2014 at 10:36 PM

The only thing more frightening then your level of ignorance, is the sheer joy you obtain from reveling in it in public. The Pope isn’t a communist or even a socialist, he’s a Catholic. The things he is saying have been Catholic doctrine for well over a thousand years.

oscarwilde on April 28, 2014 at 10:28 PM

Then tell me idiot who are the previous popes who said inequality is the root of social evil…

mnjg on April 28, 2014 at 10:36 PM

Thanks for the ‘niters, all … Just wanna say this ….

Since the ‘social gospel’ has proliferated over the years, it has virtually CONSUMED the Catholic faithful.
Sad. Very sad.
(FB friends with many of my old Catholic compadres, not to mention some ‘Nuns on a Bus’.. Google it)
No getting thru the thickness of the ‘spread the wealth’ that Jesus PURPORTEDLY preached !!!
Sad. Very sad.

Carry on .. Luvs.

pambi on April 28, 2014 at 10:36 PM

And whoever earlier here said that what Pope Francis said (quoted in this post) is “Biblical” was wrong.

There’s nothing in the Bible called “social justice” nor “equality” as to “social justice” and whatever Pope Francis is saying there is largely inexplicable Biblically — apparently he’s using his social ideas as a human being instead of the Bible as Pope. Least of all, he really needs to identify/explain specifically what he defines as “inequality” (which he hasn’t so far done).

I continue to think that Pope Francis has some sort of language issues — maybe he just doesn’t understand the words he’s using in one language translated to another.

IF he meant “charity,” or “lack of charity” that some experience, then that’d be Scriptural. Otherwise, the “inequality” thing is weird to read — especially as Francis is saying that that’s the “source of evil” when it is utterly not the source of evil and as Pope (and Priest), surely he has to know that.

So what IS he referring to there other than political-views?

Lourdes on April 28, 2014 at 10:36 PM

OmahaConservative on April 28, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Evenin’ darlin’ ;)

Scrumpy on April 28, 2014 at 10:36 PM

It feels odd w/o Lanceman’s presence…

OmahaConservative on April 28, 2014 at 10:37 PM

Night night Pambi~~~~~~

bazil9 on April 28, 2014 at 10:37 PM

oscarwilde on April 28, 2014 at 10:28 PM

Then tell me idiot who are the previous popes who said inequality is the root of social evil…

mnjg on April 28, 2014 at 10:36 PM

Pretty much all of them you moron. Oh, and just for the record, NO, I’m not a Catholic, just educated.

oscarwilde on April 28, 2014 at 10:38 PM

Galtian on April 28, 2014 at 10:36 PM

I thought you looked a bit green round the gills there for a brief moment in time ;)

Scrumpy on April 28, 2014 at 10:38 PM

Scrumpy on April 28, 2014 at 10:29 PM

SCRUMPY!!

Newtie and the Beauty on April 28, 2014 at 10:39 PM

oscarwilde on April 28, 2014 at 10:21 PM

Said it better and faster than I could type it…

So just what is “social evil?”
Is that different than regular old evil?

Galtian on April 28, 2014 at 10:31 PM

And this…just what is the Pope talking about?
And hate to tell the Pontiff, but all economic systems have inequality–if we all have $10 and you buy something from me, I now have more money than you. Voila, inequality.
But you got what you needed and so did I, so where’s the social evil?

Doc Holliday on April 28, 2014 at 10:39 PM

The eye of a needle, was the name given to the night entry gate at Jerusalem, it was a small gate that in order for a camel or donkey to enter through, they had to be completely unpacked of their burden.

Furthermore, Luke 16:19-31, James 5:1 are not condemnations of capitalism or wealth, but observations that a very large percentage of the wealthy allow the accusation of wealth to dictate their moral and ethical standards.

oscarwilde on April 28, 2014 at 10:21 PM

Good to know that you also have your ‘interpretation’

It’s interesting to me because since this story broke and I commented on it on this site, I have had at least 10 people give me different interpretation of what Jesus ‘was actually saying’

I think what can been drawn from all these ‘interpretations of what Jesus meant’ is that none of you have a clue.

weedisgood on April 28, 2014 at 10:39 PM

Inequality is the root of social evil.

— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) April 28, 2014

“social evil”??

Self-righteous, arrogant stupidity is the root of ALL evil. Take a gander in the mirror, dipsh!t.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on April 28, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Heh.

Ayn Rand’s definition has always struck the right chord with me: “Evasion is the root of all evil.”

ShainS on April 28, 2014 at 10:40 PM

So what IS he referring to there other than political-views?

Lourdes on April 28, 2014 at 10:36 PM

Exactly that, political views, I wanna know who has been lining his pockets?

Nanzi maybe for all her transgressions against said Church?

Scrumpy on April 28, 2014 at 10:40 PM

The Left has their own idea — and it’s become the most widely known — of “social justice” and it’s Communism/Socialism/variety of Marxism.

On the other hand, the Catholic Church has A DIFFERENT CONCEPT that is maintained, called “social justice” and it ISN’T the same thing as what the Left means politically by that phrase.

But Francis really, really needs to clarify — clearly explain — just what HE means by the use of the phrase. Otherwise, it’s going to be read as “the same thing the Left means” by the use of that phrase.

Since Francis is a Jesuit, I am, sadly, thinking he just may mean the same thing as the Left does. The Jesuits are the Left-to-Left of the Catholics.

Lourdes on April 28, 2014 at 10:40 PM

weedisgood on April 28, 2014 at 10:39 PM

The Stoner’s Prayer

Our Leaf in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your burning come,
your will be done,
on earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily dime bag,
and forgive us our bogarting,
as we also have forgiven our bogartors.
And lead us not into harshness,
but deliver us from munchies.

NotCoach on April 28, 2014 at 10:40 PM

Rob Zombie – Dragula

<—doing other crap.

Axe on April 28, 2014 at 10:41 PM

I messaged carbon footprint today-and appraised him of the situation.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 28, 2014 at 10:41 PM

I made my mom’s famous fried chicken mashed taters and milk gravy for supper tonight. I think Ratso liked the gravy more than the chicken…

OmahaConservative on April 28, 2014 at 10:41 PM

CoffeeLover on April 28, 2014 at 10:32 PM

I’m sorry, CL…Mom thought she had a better idea… :(

Newtie and the Beauty on April 28, 2014 at 10:41 PM

Ok, I’m going to bed.

Rest assured that the bulk of you guys are going to h3ll anyway.

/sarc

NativeTexan on April 28, 2014 at 10:41 PM

OmahaConservative on April 28, 2014 at 10:37 PM

We should have a “What Would Lanceman Say WWLS” every now and again to keep him close to our hearts :)

Scrumpy on April 28, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Rob Zombie – Dragula

<—doing other crap.

Axe on April 28, 2014 at 10:41 PM

Saw him @ Chicago's Aragon Ballroom in…I wanna say '99.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 28, 2014 at 10:42 PM

NativeTexan on April 28, 2014 at 10:41 PM

G’night…

OmahaConservative on April 28, 2014 at 10:42 PM

I am not sure I am going to be able to put up the sanctimonious pricks that pass for Republicans around here this election season. My apology to pricks everywhere and my unlady like comments.

Cindy Munford on April 28, 2014 at 10:42 PM

NativeTexan on April 28, 2014 at 10:41 PM

Good Night NT and God Bless! :)

No such thing as hell

Scrumpy on April 28, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Pretty much all of them you moron. Oh, and just for the record, NO, I’m not a Catholic, just educated.

oscarwilde on April 28, 2014 at 10:38 PM

Then show us their quote fools… May be they wanted some type of social justice and help the poor but this Pope is simply spouting communism… Let me guess, you have some insignificant liberal arts degree that does not require an IQ over 95 to get it and you convinced yourself that you are so smart and educated…

mnjg on April 28, 2014 at 10:43 PM

predator on April 28, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Good evening, Predator. :)

I’m delighted to see you back. :)

thatsafactjack on April 28, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Cindy Munford on April 28, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Never apologise for being right!!

Scrumpy on April 28, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Big storms rolling through…don’t know how long the internet will hold out…so here’s a tune for the moment…The Doors, Riders on the Storm

Doc Holliday on April 28, 2014 at 10:43 PM

I thought the love of money was the root of all evil.
At least that’s what that Paul guy wrote to that Timoty guy…

Galtian on April 28, 2014 at 10:44 PM

It’s interesting to me because since this story broke and I commented on it on this site, I have had at least 10 people give me different interpretation of what Jesus ‘was actually saying’

weedisgood on April 28, 2014 at 10:39 PM

List them, because what I think you really have is a reading comprehension problem. Weed will do that.

NotCoach on April 28, 2014 at 10:44 PM

*Timothy

Galtian on April 28, 2014 at 10:44 PM

So what IS he referring to there other than political-views?

Lourdes on April 28, 2014 at 10:36 PM

Exactly that, political views, I wanna know who has been lining his pockets?

Nanzi maybe for all her transgressions against said Church?

Scrumpy on April 28, 2014 at 10:40 PM

I just commented more about that to try and point out this quandary…read:

Lourdes on April 28, 2014 at 10:40 PM

Pelosi, like Kerry and just about all the Dems who fancy themselves Catholic (Biden, Durbin, Ted Kennedy, etc.) are devious enough to intentionally confuse the two phrase definitions, or, they’re just not bright enough to understand that the Catholic Church’s concept is DIFFERENT than the political Left’s communist-social-justice phrase and meaning.

I fear that Francis is just too steeped in the Left-of-Left beliefs…the Jesuits are known for that, and that’s Francis’ order.

Lourdes on April 28, 2014 at 10:44 PM

NotCoach on April 28, 2014 at 10:40 PM

Seriously funny.

msupertas on April 28, 2014 at 10:45 PM

We should have a “What Would Lanceman Say WWLS” every now and again to keep him close to our hearts :)

Scrumpy on April 28, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Great Idea!

Lanceman on Lanceman: “That clown overstayed his welcome.”

ShainS on April 28, 2014 at 10:45 PM

thatsafactjack on April 28, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Good good evening Jackie, hope it’s a good one!! :)

Scrumpy on April 28, 2014 at 10:45 PM

I am not sure I am going to be able to put up the sanctimonious pricks that pass for Republicans around here this election season. My apology to pricks everywhere and my unlady like comments.

Cindy Munford on April 28, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Totally understand. It already got really bad today with joana, john galt and others…

OmahaConservative on April 28, 2014 at 10:45 PM

As long as we’re making up scripture, didn’t Jesus also say that,

“Verily I say this unto you that is easier for an elephant to get into the Kingdom of Heaven than a Stoner because the great beast never forgets whersts he’s been and yet a Stoner can’t even remember where he now goeth or where his Bible he layeth.”

So it is written, Amen.

hawkdriver on April 28, 2014 at 10:45 PM

While He was in Bethany at the house of Simon who had a serious skin disease, as He was reclining at the table, a woman came with an alabaster jar of pure and expensive fragrant oil of nard. She broke the jar and poured it on His head. But some were expressing indignation to one another: “Why has this fragrant oil been wasted? For this oil might have been sold for more than 300 denarii and given to the poor.” And they began to scold her.

Then Jesus said, “Leave her alone. Why are you bothering her? She has done a noble thing for Me. You always have the poor with you, and you can do what is good for them whenever you want, but you do not always have Me.

Mark 14

davidk on April 28, 2014 at 10:45 PM

mnjg on April 28, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Read this and nearly PMP !!!!

Love you, Mr. Wilde… Enjoy your meal ! :-)

pambi on April 28, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on April 28, 2014 at 10:41 PM

Remind her she needs to share. :)

CoffeeLover on April 28, 2014 at 10:46 PM

NativeTexan on April 28, 2014 at 10:41 PM

Niters and sleep well, NT!

Newtie and the Beauty on April 28, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Scrumpy on April 28, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Good evening, Spritely One. :) It’s a pleasure to see you, as always.

thatsafactjack on April 28, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Doc Holliday on April 28, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Oh Doc, do take care and take cover as soon as you and your family need to!! Be safe Doc :)

Scrumpy on April 28, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Evenin’ jackster

bazil9 on April 28, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Am I here?

annoyinglittletwerp on April 28, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on April 28, 2014 at 10:44 PM

What is IT?

msupertas on April 28, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Gets harder and harder to defend the guy… Not that I ever would anyways… I am not a pope liking kind of person personally. It is like him and Rand Paul have the same disease. They spent a long time learning to be fake to get a job, and now that they have it, they cannot hold the facade up any longer. Every utterance is a new opportunity to remove the doubts!

astonerii on April 28, 2014 at 10:47 PM

mnjg on April 28, 2014 at 10:43 PM

frank, frank, frank, frank–WLWS

Newtie and the Beauty on April 28, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Lourdes on April 28, 2014 at 10:44 PM

It’s so hard to go back and forth and try and keep up! I be a tad slow, gonna go read what you said, thanks :)

Scrumpy on April 28, 2014 at 10:48 PM

bazil9 on April 28, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Good evening, b9.:) It’s very good to see you, indeed.

thatsafactjack on April 28, 2014 at 10:48 PM

astonerii on April 28, 2014 at 10:47 PM

He doesn’t need to be defended, all men of the cloth should remind us about those less fortunate. When they want it to be governmental rather than personal, then we will fight.

Cindy Munford on April 28, 2014 at 10:49 PM

CoffeeLover on April 28, 2014 at 10:46 PM

She’s talking about haircuts tomorrow and *gulp!* I’m invited…

Newtie and the Beauty on April 28, 2014 at 10:49 PM

I really hope cozmo checks in and doesn’t really leave us…

OmahaConservative on April 28, 2014 at 10:49 PM

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