Pope Visits; Flood of Tears Washes Boehner Out of Office

So I have resolved to try to post a little more often, at least while the boss is on hiatus. The greatest difficulty, however, has been choosing a topic from the cornucopia of stupefaction that describes politics in America these days. I finally gave up and decided to refer to the more newsworthy of the recent events. For our Catholic readers, my apologies in advance.

The arrival of Pope Francis marked the fourth pope and 10th papal visit to the United States, and the first since Benedict visited in 2008. As we all know too well, much has changed in the United States since the last time a pope has been greeted here:

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If you have been paying any attention to his remarks while here, you know the world has gone crazy when the Pope spends more time talking about politics and the environment than he does religion. It seems that one characteristic of the utter failure of leadership in the 21st Century is that no one wants to do their own job anymore, they just want to tell others how to do theirs. One moment of head-shaking hilarity occurred when the Pope chastised Americans over immigration policy and urged Congress to soften on immigration. No reference was made in these remarks to the immigration policy of the Vatican, itself a sovereign nation, or whether they we going to do something about these walls:

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Er, how many young male refugees of military age from Syria is Vatican City taking in, again?

Liberals enjoyed his remarks before Congress immensely, especially as the Pope failed to condemn Planned Parenthood for single-handedly creating a thriving marketplace for the body parts of unborn children, or even a strongly worded mention of papal policy on abortion in general.  What is the Pope for, again? I forgot (Full disclosure: I was born and raised Roman Catholic).

Boehner was clearly brought to tears several times during the Pope’s remarks.  In other news, Bruce Jenner still has a dick.

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But the highlight of the week came when John Boehner discovered the next morning that he would be unable to stop crying ever again, and was forced to step down from the Speaker’s podium at the end of October and wouldn’t be allowed to stop walking until he was back in Ohio. Weirdly, he scheduled and then cancelled a midday press conference on the announcement, presumably since he could not stop crying:

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(Look, if I had to endure this crap, you do too.)

In keeping with his abysmal record while Speaker, Boehner’s timing could not be worse (or better, depending on your perspective).  It creates much confusion over issues of Planned Parenthood funding amid discussion of a government shutdown (yes, please), and provokes an unseemly brawl over the position and others that might be vacated during the musical chairs of a leadership change.

Pop some popcorn and watch this mess closely. McCarthy is Boehner’s hand-picked successor after Cantor was primaried by a Tea Party member ( I still have warm feelings thinking about that).  Of the names bandied about, Hensarling is probably the most conservative. The Tea Party members in the Congress are reportedly committed to rallying behind one conservative candidate, and it’s a sure bet it won’t be McCarthy, who is only marginally more conservative than the decidedly progressive RINO Boehner.

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angrywebmaster
angrywebmaster

With regards to the Pope, The Collage of Cardinals really screwed the pooch with him. He is dead opposite John Paul II. This Liberation Theologian is well on his way to antagonizing a large number of Catholics in the United States. Yeah, Like me. And as for the Emperor, someone tell him to get his rear in gear. He’s missing… Read more »

LC Xystus
LC Xystus

A cut-&-paste art form of Cardinals pood the screwch?

Tallulah
Tallulah

OT: Female Rangers were given TOTALLY DIFFERENT treatment than the men, to ensure that the brass hats could force through at least on female: http://www.people.com/article/female-ranger-school-graduation-planned-advance This is even worse than I suspected. If they had any honor, these women would come forward and bust this bullshit program, for the sake of the lives of their fellow soldiers. I’m disgusted. Outraged.… Read more »

Tallulah
Tallulah

Multiple sources told PEOPLE: • Women were first sent to a special two-week training in January to get them ready for the school, which didn’t start until April 20. Once there they were allowed to repeat the program until they passed – while men were held to a strict pass/fail standard. • Afterward they spent months in a special platoon… Read more »

The utter depravity of the Vatican “Deuce” turtles out of it’s “hiding place” again. The ridiculous culture of appeasement and “apologetic” Catholicism is unbelievable. There used to be a time where being Catholic meant to live by the moral, righteous guidance of the canonical works of Lord Our God and the teachings and examples of His son. Those lessons and… Read more »

single stack
single stack

Is Barry’s beard wearing a bustle?
As much as I detest the Bushes, when they were in the White House we had some classy first ladies. I wonder if we’ll ever see the like again.

angrywebmaster
angrywebmaster

single stack @ #: As much as I detest the Bushes, when they were in the White House we had some classy first ladies. I wonder if we’ll ever see the like again. Well, consider what we’ll get if Cankles the walking Truth Obfuscater should manage to sleaze her way into the White House. Trailer Trash Bill will be back… Read more »

Lady M-ITT™-Imperial Sniper G.L.O.R
Lady M-ITT™-Imperial Sniper G.L.O.R

angrywebmaster says:

Unless the Canklasaurus hires only male interns that is

You realize she’s going to want some females to chase around to? She’ll just lock Bill up in the coat closet and let him out on a leash for special occasions.

Erbo
Erbo

single stack says:

As much as I detest the Bushes, when they were in the White House we had some classy first ladies. I wonder if we’ll ever see the like again.

That’s an argument in favor of Donald Trump if I ever heard one…have you seen his (current) wife?

Azygos
Azygos

Hi Sparky,

Maybe I’ve missed you posting before so welcome. Just a word of caution. It can be really unhealthy to hold your thoughts and emotions in like that. Don’t hold back just tell us how you really feel.

As to the weepy cheeto I hope he chokes to death on his own gall.

single stack
single stack

Erbo @ #:
Sure, she’s hot, but does she have any class?

LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.
LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.

Library Czar @ #:
He’s new Czar, one of my people. Please give him the full Rottie welcome, and attendant warnings. :em05:

LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.
LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.

Sparky Tolmeister @ #:
Welcome aboard Sparky, nice inaugural post. But like Czar said, it’s unhealthy to hold back, tell us how you really feel.

P.S. “Boner” is the accepted spelling round these parts. Usually preceded by “Weepy”.

LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.
LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.

Pope Francis is unfortunately a Jesuit from South America. During the 80’s he supported the Holy See’s expulsion of Liberation Theologians from the Church. Now it appears he is embracing them. You all know that I am a Catholic, as devout to the tenants of the Church as I can be. I am truly saddened to see what has become… Read more »

LC Xystus
LC Xystus

Sir Crunchie the Lettered notes:

Saint John Paul once famously chastised Fr. Miguel d’Escoto Brockman

Is that an alias for Ernesto Cardenal? I remember the incident; Cardenal was a member of the Sandy-Asseds’ government.

LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.
LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.

LC Xystus @ #:
Could be, I saw the name Ernest Cardemal pop up in a few of the articles. I also seem to remember another video where John Paul actually slapped a Liberation Theologian in the face. Can’t find that one though.