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The Pope Is Selling His Harley. Yep, Hes Got a Harley
ABC news ^ | 1/14/14 | Russell Goldman

Posted on 01/14/2014 4:39:12 PM PST by Jean S

Pope Francis is selling his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

The pope, known for riding through Buenos Aires on a bus and taking to the streets of Rome in a modest Ford Focus, plans to see the chopper auctioned off next month with the proceeds going to charity, according to the auction house.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agenda; harley; popecycle; socialism
This pope is a socialist.
1 posted on 01/14/2014 4:39:12 PM PST by Jean S
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To: Jean S

Are you joking? Why do you say that? I don’t know how to drive any sort of stick shift, otherwise, I may want a motorcycle too, maybe take some classes. I thought motorcycles and hot rods crossed party lines. Too bad the Flying Nun didn’t think of this back in Sally Field’s day.


2 posted on 01/14/2014 4:44:19 PM PST by lee martell
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To: Jean S
This pope is a socialist.

Why does this Pope, or any Pope for that matter, need a Harley?

3 posted on 01/14/2014 4:47:03 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Miss Muffit suffered from arachnophobia.....)
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To: lee martell

These are ceremonial/publicity gifts, he doesn’t actually use a Harley.

I think the company gave two of them to him or his office.


4 posted on 01/14/2014 4:48:56 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: lee martell

I wonder how much it will bring... More than I can afford I bet.

He should put it on eBay. He would probably get more.


5 posted on 01/14/2014 4:50:45 PM PST by babygene ( .)
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To: babygene

It’ get more if he RODE it.


6 posted on 01/14/2014 4:57:05 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: lee martell

All my kids (3 daughters) took their road test on a stick and passed. It’s a skill you’ll never forget. Get someone to teach you, you’ll never regret ti.


7 posted on 01/14/2014 5:00:36 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Hot Tabasco

maybe he will use it to replace the Popemobile?


8 posted on 01/14/2014 5:02:04 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: faithhopecharity

Popemohog?


9 posted on 01/14/2014 5:03:56 PM PST by doc1019
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To: doc1019

Popemohog? perfect!

why not? it would get him out with the masses


10 posted on 01/14/2014 5:05:56 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: faithhopecharity

If he went to Sturges on it, he’d get a whole new audience.


11 posted on 01/14/2014 5:06:01 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (“The only thing that can save us is if Kerry wins the Nobel prize and leaves us alone.”-Moshe Yaal)
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To: Indy Pendance

“It’ get more if he RODE it.”

I bet it will be the highest price ever for a motorcycle. > $1,000,000.


12 posted on 01/14/2014 5:06:23 PM PST by babygene ( .)
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To: babygene

As a fan of old school classic British iron, I’d be surprised if that was the highest price ever paid for a bike. If you had one of TE Lawrence’s Brough SS-100s up for sale, that’d be lowballing it. :-)


13 posted on 01/14/2014 5:11:30 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Dr. Sivana
If he went to Sturges on it, he’d get a whole new audience.

Actually, that'd be good. If Paul Reubens in his Pee Wee Herman persona can do it, why not the Pope? They're used to surprises by now.

14 posted on 01/14/2014 5:24:21 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Jean S

How about advocating lower taxes, more capitalism and therefore more jobs?


15 posted on 01/14/2014 5:25:12 PM PST by Parmy
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To: Dr. Sivana

Yes. He does seem to like outreach


16 posted on 01/14/2014 5:30:56 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: Jean S

I’d rather have Liddy’s bikes:

http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/harley_davidson/unspecified/1604785.html


17 posted on 01/14/2014 5:33:23 PM PST by golux
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To: Jean S
Actually, I was hoping to hear that the pope liked to go out anonymously riding his Harley just to get out of the palace once in a while.

But no.

The 1,585 cc Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide was presented to the pope as a gift from the motorcycle company in June 2013.

Someone gave it to him. He has no use for it. So he sells it. I think he should ride it.

18 posted on 01/14/2014 5:37:58 PM PST by marron
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To: Jean S
No, he's not.

Here's a Free Enterpriser with interesting comments on this accusation of papal "socialism":

"We cannot respond with truth to the challenge of eradicating exclusion and poverty if the poor continue to be objects, targets of the action of the state and other organizations in a paternalistic and aid-based sense, instead of subjects, where the state and society create social conditions that promote and safeguard their rights and allow them to be builders of their own destiny." -- Abp Bergoglio, 2009

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3110914/posts

And hre's a choice assessment of Pope Francis from the actual Catholic Left (and ex-Catholic but still-Left), Andrew O'Hehir and Matthew Fox --- courtesy of the hyper-liberal Salon:

"As Fox and many other Catholic and ex-Catholic dissidents see it, Vatican II marked the moment when the church had the chance to reinvent itself as a flexible moral and spiritual force in a rapidly changing world. Indeed, it briefly seemed to do just that – and it’s important to understand that Bergoglio, like Joseph Ratzinger and Karol Wojtyla before him, was part of the right-wing counterrevolution within the church that aggressively rolled back those changes, crushed dissident thought and reasserted the absolute power of the pope and his hierarchy.

"Pope Francis is a longtime ally of Communion and Liberation, a fiercely conservative Catholic organization that insists on “total fidelity and communion” with the church leadership and is devoted, among other things, to battling European socialism and Latin American liberation theology. In Italian politics, CL has been closely tied to the party of Silvio Berlusconi, and its founder was an intimate friend of Cardinal Ratzinger before he became Benedict XVI."

http://www.salon.com/2013/03/16/is_pope_francis_a_fraud/

19 posted on 01/14/2014 5:47:52 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Point of Information)
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To: Jean S

That explains it - a fall on the head.


20 posted on 01/14/2014 5:52:00 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Really, it’s not like he’s a Holy Roller.


21 posted on 01/14/2014 5:52:21 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Politics are just the rules - Power is the game!)
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To: Hot Tabasco
"Why does this Pope, or any Pope for that matter, need a Harley?"

Who doesn't?

22 posted on 01/14/2014 5:52:56 PM PST by cll (Serviam!)
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To: Riley
A few years ago I helped move the motorcycle museum in Anamosa Iowa. They have several Broughs and Vincents. I was a nervous wreck loading and unloading those!
23 posted on 01/14/2014 5:54:04 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: CrazyIvan

Wow- I’ll bet! Lot of money there. Beautiful bikes, though.


24 posted on 01/14/2014 5:56:06 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Because SOMEONE DONATED a HARLEY to him....that’s why.


25 posted on 01/14/2014 5:58:14 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Jean S

Maybe he’s going to buy a Pope.

http://www.vintagecolumbiabikes.com/id84.html


26 posted on 01/14/2014 5:58:19 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: Jean S

It’s a popecycle.


27 posted on 01/14/2014 5:59:06 PM PST by Perseverando (Obamanation: It's ALL about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: doc1019

He’d be a Popecycle.


28 posted on 01/14/2014 6:00:06 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Perseverando

You win.


29 posted on 01/14/2014 6:00:18 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Aevery_Freeman
Or a Hell's Angel. Is he keeping the jacket?


30 posted on 01/14/2014 6:00:55 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Hot Tabasco
He was given a leather jacket and two motorcycles last summer by Harley, and he's selling them all to give to a hostel near the Termini train station, kind of a nice story. Here's the coverage from last summer's Harley rally in Rome, which looks like fun:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3080733/posts

I wonder what the bids would be like on this beautiful jacket:


31 posted on 01/14/2014 6:01:22 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Point of Information)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

LOL!


32 posted on 01/14/2014 6:09:17 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Indy Pendance

It’s called the “Harley Owners Group” (or HOG) because so many owners aren’t riders. I worked with several guys who rode all the time but there was that one who owns one but hasn’t ridden it for years. He was the only “Harley snob” of the bunch.


33 posted on 01/14/2014 6:15:39 PM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Jean S

In Italy, he should get a Moto Guzzi!


34 posted on 01/14/2014 6:56:28 PM PST by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: Jean S

ebay?

or give it to a poor person?


35 posted on 01/14/2014 6:58:28 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: faithhopecharity
why not? it would get him out with the masses

Are you kidding? It's too dangerous.....He could get beat up by a rival gang of Harley riding Methodists.....

36 posted on 01/15/2014 3:08:05 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Miss Muffit suffered from arachnophobia.....)
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To: Ann Archy
Because SOMEONE DONATED a HARLEY to him....that’s why.

So What? What good is it sitting in the Vatican garage? The charities the proceeds of the auction will be given to are are more needy than a pope with a hog in a garage.

And since it's his, he can do with it as he wants.......

37 posted on 01/15/2014 3:22:10 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Miss Muffit suffered from arachnophobia.....)
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To: Hot Tabasco

That was EXACTLY my point. A Freeper asked WHY he needed a Harley....I just answered.


38 posted on 01/15/2014 4:25:36 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Omg! Not those mean Methodists ! A fate worse than hell.


39 posted on 01/15/2014 6:28:49 AM PST by faithhopecharity
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