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Awwwww: Sniveling Michael Pfleger Needs a Wah-mbulance
michellemalkin.com ^ | June 3, 2008 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 06/03/2008 11:26:57 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Say it with me: Boo-freaking-hoo. Via the Chicago Sun-Times’ Cathleen Falsani:

Pfleger has apologized for “the words that I chose” and for “my dramatization.” Pfleger told me he called the Clinton campaign to apologize directly but had not heard back from Clinton or her representatives.

All that is well and good, but how, as a friend and passionate supporter of Obama’s campaign for president, could he do what he did, with cameras rolling?

Pfleger’s short answer? He didn’t think the service and his “conversation” — a more casual address than a classic sermon, he explained — were being broadcast live online, as Trinity often does.

“They told me it was down,” Pfleger said. “Their live streaming had been down all day, and they didn’t know whether it was back up. . . . I regret the dramatization that I was naive enough to believe was just going to be kept among that church.”

Even Falsani couldn’t stomach Pfleger’s self-sorrow:

It’s a rare occasion when Pfleger and I find ourselves at a loss for words.

Pfleger’s about as cowed as I’ve ever seen him. He’s reeling, really, from what he admits is a difficult predicament of his own making. Over the weekend, he said that the days since his Trinity address had been the most difficult of his life, even more painful than when his foster son Jarvis was gunned down near St. Sabina on May 30, 1998.

I’ve spoken to Pfleger many times about Jarvis’ death and couldn’t believe he said this. It sounded like the worst kind of narcissism, and I told him so.

Pull out the victim card in 3, 2, 1…

“This is a dangerous time in America, the freest country in the world,” Pfleger says, “where you have to whisper your thoughts.”


TOPICS: Editorial
KEYWORDS: elections; obama; pastordisaster; pfleger

1 posted on 06/03/2008 11:27:00 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"I regret the dramatization that I was naive enough to believe was just going to be kept among that church.”

Dang! You caught me. I regret that you caught me. You weren't supposed to know about this.

2 posted on 06/03/2008 11:30:36 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Et si omnes ego non)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I regret the dramatization that I was naive enough to believe was just going to be kept among that church.”

Headline should read....PFLEGER ADMITS TO BEING A HYPACRITE
3 posted on 06/03/2008 11:32:02 AM PDT by stylin19a
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You’re wrong there, Pfleger. We want you to scream like a chicken and gibber your heart out from the rooftops exactly what kind of divisive racist moron you are.


4 posted on 06/03/2008 11:32:21 AM PDT by Post Toasties (It's not a smear if it's true.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“This is a dangerous time in America, the freest country in the world,” Pfleger says, “where you have to whisper your thoughts.”

Huh? Is he referring to conservatives having to couch everything they say in political correctness or suffer the slings and arrows of the liberal media, while liberals can just about do and say anything without worrying about being held accountable by the Lame Stream Media (which, by the way, is responsible for determining what is reported in the news within the main stream press)? He can't seriously be complaining about the treatment he's received as most of the Lame Stream Media has not covered this to any real degree.

5 posted on 06/03/2008 11:33:15 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Soldier home after 15 months in the Triangle of death)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’d love to know what his buddies say about him when he leaves the room.


6 posted on 06/03/2008 11:33:36 AM PDT by JZelle
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To: Free ThinkerNY

PFLEGER is disgusting and needs to “resign” his racist church.


7 posted on 06/03/2008 11:34:21 AM PDT by Gator113 (Obama is a member of the Far Wright Conspiracy.......)
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To: SoldierDad
“This is a dangerous time in America, the freest country in the world,” Pfleger says, “where you have to whisper your thoughts.”

Don't worry good Reverend, the police are not coming to throw you in prison or execute you, as a matter of fact life will go on for you as it always has.

Now let's talk about the reaction of your words by the congregation.

8 posted on 06/03/2008 11:36:10 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Wow, the first time I’ve actually heard someone acknowledge they are only sorry they got caught. Usually you have to read it between the lines.


9 posted on 06/03/2008 11:36:45 AM PDT by joebuck (Finitum non capax infinitum!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Yeah, I really like the non-apology he submitted. “If I offended anyone . . . “ No Sh*t, moron, you offended a whole lot of people in this country with your racist and sexist rantings. Only, you now claim you believed that only members of the church, all those who believe the rhetoric you spew forth, were the only ones that would be privy to your rantings. What a POS this man is, along with all the members of this racist and sexist church.


10 posted on 06/03/2008 11:37:04 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Soldier home after 15 months in the Triangle of death)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

‘Where you have to whisper your thoughts.’ No sirree, buddy, you just have to own them like a man.


11 posted on 06/03/2008 11:39:42 AM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Pfleger said that “the days since his Trinity address had been the most difficult of his life, even more painful than when his foster son Jarvis was gunned down.”

What does this tell us about the man?


12 posted on 06/03/2008 11:39:45 AM PDT by fullchroma
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"They told me it was down,"

Translation: You caught me, therefore, I am sorry

13 posted on 06/03/2008 11:40:03 AM PDT by lormand (GOP - the new Populist Party)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Hey Pfleger, can you whisper this? LOSER!

...or how about this? BRAVO SEIRRA!

...or maybe this? SCUM SUCKING, ANTI-AMERICAN, BIGOTED, RACE BATING, HYPOCRITE!

I am still free to say those things about you out loud like that. And I am willing to live with the consequences of my words. You, on the other hand...are not willing to take responsibility for your own words.

14 posted on 06/03/2008 11:41:46 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: JZelle

His Nation of Islam buddies would cut his throat and watch him bleed to death. They believe that all white people are born evil and that they were created by a mad African scientist.


15 posted on 06/03/2008 11:46:53 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY ((((Stop the Obamanation!))))
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To: ClearCase_guy

Mr. Pfleger said: “This is a dangerous time in America, the freest country in the world,” ...“where you have to whisper your thoughts.”

You don’t have to whisper your thoughts in this country, sir.

But you need to be ready to accept responsiblity for expressing them. If you stated your true beliefs then there is nothing for which you should apologize.

Don’t expect ME to laud and praise you for demonstrating that you are a hate-filled, self-absorbed, horses ass - but by all means, DO NOT apologize unless you mean it!


16 posted on 06/03/2008 11:47:00 AM PDT by WayneS (And now I shall return to my hovel and cling to my guns - but only until it is time to go to Church)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Typical radical lib... when you have to face up to being responsible for the things you have said, play the victim and claim you are being censored.


17 posted on 06/03/2008 11:52:01 AM PDT by Fudd Fan (--./---//--/./-/...)
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To: Gator113

He’s a catholic father.


18 posted on 06/03/2008 12:16:31 PM PDT by lakeman
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To: normy

“This is a dangerous time in America, the freest country in the world,” Pfleger says, “where you have to whisper your thoughts.”

I heard there was chill wind blowing too (except that there isn’t). This fool is a bigger drama queen than all the Hollyweirdo drama queens put together. In actual fact, none of them ever shut up, and we never stop mocking and ridiculing them. Mike will just have to deal with it like the rest of the crybabies.


19 posted on 06/03/2008 12:18:05 PM PDT by Cecily
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yet again, it’s this “the fascists are out to get me ... by playing back, verbatim and IN context, my very own words.”

Gotta love, too, that he implies that he only said these horrible things because he thought “no one was looking.” But Pfather Pfleger should remember that THAT is what character IS: What you do when you think no one is looking.


20 posted on 06/03/2008 12:20:28 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This whole Fr. Pfleger thing has “Law & Order” written all over it.


21 posted on 06/03/2008 12:35:31 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: WayneS
So very well said.

Father Pfleger, shout it to the roof tops. Tell the world. Keep on, keepin’ on. Then, take it like a man. No habit or cloth or fear of pain of death should silence you.

Your speech will be protected, your life will be spared and defended, your church will not abandon you, you will pay no price to your parishioners. The only price you will pay is the one similar in nature to the one Sharon Stone has just paid — so just avoid 95 percent of Americans (both black and white) and don't think you'll be getting any spokes person gigs anytime soon.

22 posted on 06/03/2008 12:36:56 PM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: pogo101

“Gotta love, too, that he implies that he only said these horrible things because he thought “no one was looking.”

As I often told my son, God never sleeps, nor is he mocked. Don’t do anything you wouldn’t want Him to hear or see, ‘cause no matter what you may think, Omnipresent, omniscient means exactly that, and payback is a bitch.


23 posted on 06/03/2008 12:39:57 PM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: Gator113
PFLEGER is disgusting and needs to “resign” his racist church.

The Catholic Church is not racist, this man is. The Cardinal needs to remove this priest as a pastor, take his confession, and assign a good penance in some far off place in a hermitage.

24 posted on 06/03/2008 12:41:45 PM PDT by frogjerk (Barry Hussein is Neville Chamberlain)
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To: frogjerk

I’ll agree with that. Bottom-line...he needs to be out of his job, period.


25 posted on 06/03/2008 12:49:57 PM PDT by Gator113 (Obama is a member of the Far Wright Conspiracy.......)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I'm surprised the black people in that church weren't offended by Pfleger’s Amos n’ Andy act. He couldn't have been more offensive if he rubbed shoe polish on his face and sang “Mammy”. This guy is the most perfect example of liberal white guilt I've ever seen. His Catholic superiors must be terrified to do anything about him.
26 posted on 06/03/2008 12:57:16 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Constitutions Grandchild

We used to remind the kids that Satan is the one who tells you nobody will ever find out.


27 posted on 06/03/2008 1:23:08 PM PDT by Appleby
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To: frogjerk

This was discussed in Mark Levin’s show last Friday.
According to Curtis Sliwa (he of Guardian Angels fame)Pfleger is virtually bullet-proof because of his association with Screwy Louie Farrakhan & Jesse Jackson. He’s been called on the carpet by the diocese before & Farrakhan & Jackson have gone to bat for him. He’s their so-called “snow bro”.
Apparently, he also puts a lot of butts in pews, so to speak.
So if his church is full, the diocese is reluctant (or unable) to get rid of him.
But there’s no doubt he’s on the Church’s sh*t list.


28 posted on 06/03/2008 1:33:59 PM PDT by 95 Bravo ("Freedom is not free.")
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To: frogjerk

Update: I just saw on FOX that the Cardinal has removed that bug from his church.


29 posted on 06/03/2008 1:43:45 PM PDT by Gator113 (Obama is a member of the Far Wright Conspiracy.......)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

30 posted on 06/03/2008 2:07:06 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Average White Conservative)
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To: fullchroma
What does this tell us about the man?

Pfleger is no man.

31 posted on 06/03/2008 6:04:52 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard
Pfleger is no man.

Heh heh. You got that right!

32 posted on 06/04/2008 11:45:41 AM PDT by fullchroma
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“They told me it was down,” Pfleger said. “Their live streaming had been down all day, and they didn’t know whether it was back up. . . . I regret the dramatization that I was naive enough to believe was just going to be kept among that church.”

Translation= I'm only sorry I got caught and it made my homie look bad too.

33 posted on 06/04/2008 2:44:20 PM PDT by Jaded ("I have a mustard- seed; and I am not afraid to use it."- Joseph Ratzinger)
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