Blown 18 December 2008Posted by marisacat in 2008 Election, 2010 Mid Terms, Abortion Rights, AFRICOM, DC Politics, Democrats, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Italy, Lie Down Fall Down Dems, Sex / Reproductive Health.
Pope Benedict XVI’s skull cap is blown away in a gust of wind prior to his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, May 24 [Picture: AP]
He’s OK, Ganswein is right there to his right (where else) to reassemble the parts and pieces of papa…
This ditty from BHHM from the previous thread:
During the Advent of St Ob’s Innaug
Unprecedented in its scope,
The Vatican is now coordinating with US Central Banking moves
Both have agreed to move Christmas and the current End Of Quarter to January 20, 09.
“Shopping, shoes in particular, always has been an issue for me,” the Holy Father confessed in rare candid press conference from the Holy See.
Questioning Papal Authority, A Greek Reporter attempting to remind the Pope of the great Schism of the East was then interrupted by a younger shoe throwing Anarchist Greek, shouting Shut The Fuck Up! to both, while beanballing a shoe at Benedict, who, amazingly, snagged it like a Rock Star OutFielder, and immediately began sniffing it..
The shocked Greek Reporter was then hit by the second incoming size 10, neither as agile nor fully orgasmic as the Pontiff was at the time.
Vatican Security seemed thoroughly prepared , as they efficiently ushered the semi-spasmodic Pope from the room. Dragged towards the safety the Papal Residence, Benedict was still seen to be clutching the younger Greek’s shoe to his nostrils.
Speaking of things clerical, and things BLOWN
… via TPM Election Central, the group statement from People for the American Way:
It is a grave disappointment to learn that pastor Rick Warren will give the invocation at the inauguration of Barack Obama.
Pastor Warren, while enjoying a reputation as a moderate based on his affable personality and his church’s engagement on issues like AIDS in Africa, has said that the real difference between James Dobson and himself is one of tone rather than substance. He has recently compared marriage by loving and committed same-sex couples to incest and pedophilia. He has repeated the Religious Right’s big lie that supporters of equality for gay Americans are out to silence pastors. He has called Christians who advance a social gospel Marxists. He is adamantly opposed to women having a legal right to choose an abortion.
I’m sure that Warren’s supporters will portray his selection as an appeal to unity by a president who is committed to reaching across traditional divides. Others may explain it as a response to Warren inviting then-Senator Obama to speak on AIDS and candidate Obama to appear at a forum, both at his church. But the sad truth is that this decision further elevates someone who has in recent weeks actively promoted legalized discrimination and denigrated the lives and relationships of millions of Americans.
Rick Warren gets plenty of attention through his books and media appearances. He doesn’t need or deserve this position of honor. There is no shortage of religious leaders who reflect the values on which President-elect Obama campaigned and who are working to advance the common good.
But just for a taste of what a lonnnnngggg 4 years it will be, the mouthpiece Ambinder (emphasis mine):
From experience, one can presume that the decision to invite Rick Warren was made because (a) Obama likes the guy, and (b) he knows it would send a message to groups like the HRC, and to conservative Christians who might be wary of the new president. Not so much pandering as it is Obama’s deft manipulation of the politics of symbolism. Obviously, Obama disagrees with Rick Warren on important issues. He has said so, many times, and publicly. And he agrees with him on other important issues. And ignoring something like Warren, a mainstream figure who commands the respect of million of Americans, would be foolish.
Obama’s message is: Rick Warren is a part of Obama’s America, too.
Delighted not to be part of Obama’s America. Any more than I was part of Bush’s America. Or Clinton’s. We’re here at the same time, but we are not alike.
I think the choice of Warren is almost certainly designed, in fact, as a unifying move – and it is a signal that Obama has every intention of reaching out to Christianists who have some liberal leanings on poverty, the environment, and heterosexual HIV and AIDS. (Check out the last time Rick Warren reached out to gay people with HIV or AIDS.) I understand where Obama’s coming from, and I don’t think
this is an inherently bad idea.
Building such a liberal Christianist coalition is something I saw coming, and sadly see no way to avoid.
But not on the backs of gay people, please, Mr president-elect. Wedge politics is wedge politics, whether practised by Clintons, Bushes, or, yes, Obama.
Sully also says UGH. But before “ugh”, before the news of the Warren selection was announced today, he had several posts today calling out Warren (one linking him to the hated Palin). Now, Warren is clearly a BFF of ObLand. So very clear it is, that Sully fusses but genuflects to his dear-president elect.
“Liberal christianist coalition”? IN WHAT UNIVERSE?
Get a clue, Ob likes Warren. His kind. A long line of cassocked users hang off Ob, Meeks, Phleger and Wright, all of the SS Chicago world, Donny McClurkin, others … Ob liked to join in the weekly “prayer circle conference call”, held by his cadre of “ministers”. FIGURE IT OUT.
Grow up FFS, throw a shoe.
What never ceases to amaze and astound me, and what is true of patriots of all stripes, whether Progs or Blue Dogs, Christian Conservatives or Lou Dobbs, is that they all profess an undying love for some country that has never existed.