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Biden's Forehead Shows Ash Wednesday Mark
CBSNews ^ | February 17, 2010

Posted on 02/17/2010 10:42:46 AM PST by Steelfish

February 17, 2010 Biden's Forehead Shows Ash Wednesday Mark [Pic in URL] Posted by Brian Montopoli

(AP)Vice President Joe Biden appeared at an event marking the one-year anniversary of the economic stimulus package today with a noticeable black smidge on his forehead.

For many the mark was immediately recognizable as the ashes given to Catholics on Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Biden, America's first Catholic vice president, also received ashes, which are meant to symbolize repentance and serve as a reminder of human mortality, last year.

On Wednesday morning, President Obama issued a statement commemorating Ash Wednesday, saying he and First Lady Michelle Obama "mark this solemn day of repentance and promise, knowing that Lent is a time for millions to renew faith and also deepen a commitment to loving and serving one another."

America has had one Catholic president, John F. Kennedy, but he was reportedly never photographed with ashes on his forehead.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ashwednesday; bidenashes; bidenforehead; catholicpoliticians; sowhat; vpbiden

1 posted on 02/17/2010 10:42:47 AM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
He can smear ashes on his forehead (or get somebody to do it for him) ... but if it's not accompanied by interior repentance and conversion, it ain't worth doodle.

God is not mocked ... nor is He blind.

2 posted on 02/17/2010 10:44:12 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Jus’ gonna’ say, why was Biden wasting his time.


3 posted on 02/17/2010 10:45:26 AM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: Steelfish

The reporter must have a headcold, because even from Albuquerque I can smell what’s smeared on his forehead the same stuff that he’s been stepping in for sometime now!


4 posted on 02/17/2010 10:45:59 AM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Steelfish

Another pro-abort Catholic receiving Communion?

What a surprise.

“Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel” is what I heard this morning at Mass upon receiving the Palm ashes.


5 posted on 02/17/2010 10:46:43 AM PST by EyeGuy
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To: Kartographer

Blowback from a salad-tossing incident?


6 posted on 02/17/2010 10:47:32 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Freepmail me to get on the Bourbon ping list.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Why are they Brown?


7 posted on 02/17/2010 10:47:36 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Steelfish
"Biden is a regular churchgoer who has said he believes his faith is consistent with his political views."

Is he saying the Catholic Church is now supporting abortion on demand?

8 posted on 02/17/2010 10:47:41 AM PST by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus on GW skeptics)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Well, if I were the bishop in the Wilmington diocese, I know one politician from whom I would instruct my priests to withhold the sacraments. The Church will not be mocked either.


9 posted on 02/17/2010 10:47:51 AM PST by In Maryland ("Impromptu Obamanomics is getting scarier by the day ..." - Caroline Baum)
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To: Steelfish

Maybe he’ll give up his job for Lent...


10 posted on 02/17/2010 10:49:38 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Steelfish

How will he stand when he stands before God and explains why he was so for abortion, lied so much, and supported everything that goes against God?


11 posted on 02/17/2010 10:50:53 AM PST by Freddd
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To: Freddd

Notice how Obama sends messages to the Islamic countries, but can not comment on
Christian ones...


12 posted on 02/17/2010 10:51:34 AM PST by Freddd
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To: Steelfish

God’s crosshairs.


13 posted on 02/17/2010 10:52:13 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (yeah, you can quote me.)
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To: Steelfish

Put ash on a Donk and you still have a Donk.


14 posted on 02/17/2010 10:52:32 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Steelfish

I noticed this, and my first thought was it was a lobotamy scar...


15 posted on 02/17/2010 10:52:41 AM PST by Kenton
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To: ArrogantBustard

My mom says “Ritual motions without righteous emotions are unacceptable devotions.” Fits here.


16 posted on 02/17/2010 10:54:08 AM PST by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: Steelfish

One of his hair plugs just short circuited.


17 posted on 02/17/2010 10:54:25 AM PST by Cyman
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To: Steelfish

So much for separation of church and state.


18 posted on 02/17/2010 10:54:31 AM PST by historyrepeatz
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To: Steelfish
Biden Ash Wednesday

What Biden's ash mark should have looked like considering he is a leader in the pro-death party.

19 posted on 02/17/2010 10:55:00 AM PST by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: EyeGuy
“Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel” is what I heard this morning at Mass upon receiving the Palm ashes.

I always preferred "You are dust, and to dust you shall return." It brings to mind the ravings of the Baptist, "Repent! Repent!"

20 posted on 02/17/2010 10:56:22 AM PST by TonyInOhio ( Professor Corpseman)
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To: Freddd

Went to church all his life, saw people turn to Christ and be saved, but as far as we know never ever bothered to do that personally, himself. Not an envyable position.


21 posted on 02/17/2010 10:58:03 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: missnry

Looks to me like the laser malfunctioned. Back to the drawing board!


22 posted on 02/17/2010 10:58:16 AM PST by outhousepatrol
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To: Steelfish

I’ve never seen ashes that dark. It’s not even in the shape of a cross. Looks more like dark eye shadow.


23 posted on 02/17/2010 11:02:21 AM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Fresh Wind

The Democrat politicians and the Democrat party win the Catholic vote, so whatever we think here, they know what they are doing.

The Obama/Biden ticket won 56% of the Catholic vote, they clearly have a relationship with Catholics that we are not seeing, or recognizing.


24 posted on 02/17/2010 11:02:25 AM PST by ansel12 ( (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.))
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To: Steelfish

Or are they the ashes of the unborn and born babies left to die in the abortuaries that he so dearly champions?

What a disgusting creep!


25 posted on 02/17/2010 11:08:46 AM PST by laweeks
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To: Steelfish

you sure Barry didn’t just use it to put out a cigarette?


26 posted on 02/17/2010 11:09:50 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Steelfish

Biden is a CINO right? He is 100% Pro-Abortion. Maybe he forgot to put the cap on his black Crayola magic marker and inadvertantly marked his forehead.


27 posted on 02/17/2010 11:09:55 AM PST by LeonardFMason
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

funny=)


28 posted on 02/17/2010 11:10:52 AM PST by MissTickly
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To: Steelfish

So? Does that make JFK something special???? He did a lot of other things too. On and off camera. This has nothing to do with JFK. bidin wore his ashes with pride as he should have. Those who don’t like it can go you know where. That said...I’m not a bidin fan by no means but he is a Christian and so am I and that is our right and our religion. We’re not asking anyone else to join. Just to mind their own business and do whatever they do in their faith. Who cares? As long as it is what you believe and you feel peace and comfort...it’s not the business of any of the noisybodies out there.
This is intended for CBS ... not Steelfish. :)


29 posted on 02/17/2010 11:14:00 AM PST by cubreporter (Scott Brown turned it all around. The people CAN and DID make a difference!!!)
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To: ansel12
“The Obama/Biden ticket won 56% of the Catholic vote, they clearly have a relationship with Catholics that we are not seeing, or recognizing.”

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I don't know that there is any special relationship aside from the historical congruence between Roman Catholicism and the Democrat party.

More, it is a matter today that the hierarchy of the Catholic Church, ALLOWS these people to be cafeteria Catholics.

Hence, Biden, in addition to receiving Communion, can continually state the lie that his political beliefs and actions, are in line with his “Catholic” faith

30 posted on 02/17/2010 11:16:51 AM PST by EyeGuy
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To: Steelfish

This is news to SeeBS News?

I guess that Obama’s claiming Christianity by proxy now.


31 posted on 02/17/2010 11:26:48 AM PST by a fool in paradise (DON'T SAY "Happy Valentines' Day". It's Happy Holidays! This is the Holiday Season (Prez Day Feb15))
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To: historyrepeatz

I’d be happy with a separation of media and DNC.


32 posted on 02/17/2010 11:27:52 AM PST by a fool in paradise (DON'T SAY "Happy Valentines' Day". It's Happy Holidays! This is the Holiday Season (Prez Day Feb15))
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To: Steelfish

And if I strap on a crucifix, that won’t make ME Catholic either, Joe. But at least I’m not trying to fool anyone — least of all myself. Joe.


33 posted on 02/17/2010 11:32:51 AM PST by pogo101
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To: Steelfish

Biden is a whore and Obama is a Muslim.


34 posted on 02/17/2010 11:58:13 AM PST by SkipW
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To: Steelfish
Today is Ash Wednesday and I applaude Biden' expression. However I think we should all bow our heads To wit

..and to show my respect I intend to give up Biden for Lent! Amen!

35 posted on 02/17/2010 1:14:55 PM PST by Young Werther (wtih)
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To: In Maryland

W. Francis Malooly has no spine.


36 posted on 02/17/2010 2:05:08 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Hoffer Rand

Your mother is a smart cookie.


37 posted on 02/17/2010 2:16:47 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: ansel12
The Obama/Biden ticket won 56% of the Catholic vote

Based on the results of unscientific exit polls with suspect methodology and little veracity.

38 posted on 02/17/2010 2:24:27 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

The Obama/Biden ticket won 56% of the Catholic voters based on the same election data that we have used all our lives and will use next election and the election after that.


39 posted on 02/17/2010 2:32:50 PM PST by ansel12 ( (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.))
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To: cubreporter

The point your missing is that Biden doesn’t believe in the teachings of the Church. The public display of the ashes was for show only.


40 posted on 02/17/2010 2:37:01 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

I’m not missing anything. The point I was making was it is HIS CHOICE and none of anyone else’s business to ridicule it. If biden doesn’t believe in the teachings of the Church and he used the ashes for show...that’s something HE will have to answer to. It is no one else’s business or right to mock another person’s religion or traditions.


41 posted on 02/17/2010 3:04:10 PM PST by cubreporter (Scott Brown turned it all around. The people CAN and DID make a difference!!!)
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