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The President's Nun: Obamacare Scranton Scandal Explodes
American Spectator ^ | 10.11.10 @ 6:09AM | By Jeffrey Lord

Posted on 10/11/2010 7:18:48 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines

A mushrooming political battle over ObamaCare involving the White House, two incumbent Pennsylvania congressmen, three Catholic hospitals and a nun has just exploded in, of all places, Scranton, Pennsylvania. Charges from the Scranton medical community of intimidation by the Obama White House and its allies are filling the air.

All of this just as Vice President Joe Biden arrives in Scranton today to raise money for one of the participants.

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1 posted on 10/11/2010 7:18:58 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
time to resurrect hat old song, “Born Free,” and play it loud and often at these democratic functions.
2 posted on 10/11/2010 7:22:04 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
I got this by email from a freeper friend..I laughted so hard..it is so true..these two are idiots..
3 posted on 10/11/2010 7:30:15 AM PDT by PLD (When you receive a kindness,remember it;when you bestow one,forget it)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Somebody please make sure Slow Joe know this is only a TV show...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Office_(U.S._TV_series)


4 posted on 10/11/2010 7:32:04 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Big bump for a large article....

largely important that is


5 posted on 10/11/2010 7:36:48 AM PDT by Principled (Get the capital back! NRST!)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
Charges from the Scranton medical community of intimidation by the Obama White House and its allies are filling the air. All of this just as Vice President Joe Biden arrives in Scranton today to raise money for one of the participants.

6 posted on 10/11/2010 7:36:55 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Headline for follow-up article:

“Disobedient Nun intimidates Hospital CEO’s on behalf of Obamacare.”


7 posted on 10/11/2010 7:43:29 AM PDT by G Larry
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To: G Larry

That disobedient nun and the others who signed that letter to the Bishops (the head nun of the order who taught at my high school in Dallas) is the chief reason that the order who taught me will never see a dollar for the retired sisters.

I hope this goes viral all over!


8 posted on 10/11/2010 7:49:44 AM PDT by RebelTXRose
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To: RebelTXRose

New designator = NINO - Nun in Name Only.


9 posted on 10/11/2010 7:53:04 AM PDT by Jackson57
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Mercy Hospitals are wonderful hospitals. This sister is a loose cannon that needs to be removed from her position.


10 posted on 10/11/2010 7:53:52 AM PDT by FarmerW ( - Milton Friedman - The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.)
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scranton catholic hosp closing obamacare ping-to-self


11 posted on 10/11/2010 7:58:17 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT ("pray without ceasing" - Paul of Tarsus)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

The religous folks in general - in this case the nun in particular - are just as corrupt as politicians.

No wonder. In either case it’s all about setting yourself up in a position of power to control people and their money.

Period.

Anyone who can’t see that clearly, isn’t playing with a full deck.


12 posted on 10/11/2010 8:22:11 AM PDT by Pessimist
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To: Jackson57
New designator = NINO - Nun in Name Only.

And an odd name it is, for a nun. Sister Carol. (Ou sont les Maries d'antan?)

13 posted on 10/11/2010 8:23:23 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( A window seat, a jug of elderberry wine, and thou.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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14 posted on 10/11/2010 8:25:32 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Joe Biden was born at Mercy Hospital in Scranton. This is a BIG F***ING DEAL.


15 posted on 10/11/2010 8:25:35 AM PDT by Born Conservative ("I'm a fan of disruptors" - Nancy Pelosi)
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To: Tribune7

Ping.

Scranton Catholic health system selling off, in part due to Obamacare. Joe Biden was born at Mercy Hospital in Scranton.


16 posted on 10/11/2010 8:27:53 AM PDT by Born Conservative ("I'm a fan of disruptors" - Nancy Pelosi)
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To: sneakers

bttt


17 posted on 10/11/2010 8:35:55 AM PDT by sneakers
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To: Born Conservative
Joe Biden was born at Mercy Hospital in Scranton.

Source, please? According to answers.com he was born in Scranton State Hospital:

wiki.answers.com/Q/Where_was_joseph_biden_born

let's not give legs to a false rumor, if it is
18 posted on 10/11/2010 8:36:29 AM PDT by obama-facts (www.obama-facts.org)
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To: obama-facts; Born Conservative

By Kevin Merida
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, September 23, 2008

SCRANTON, Pa.

Joe Biden was born at Mercy Hospital, went to school at St. Paul’s, played baseball at Maloney Field, scrapped with local toughs, skinned his knees on the dirt roads. When he returns to his old Green Ridge neighborhood, where he spent the first 10 years of his life, he likes to pick up a “regular hoagie,” the one with the special sauce, at Hank’s Hoagies.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/22/AR2008092202774.html

See also:

http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/vice-president-biden-due-in-scranton-1.1044813

He was born in Mercy Hospital. His family lived in the city’s Green Ridge section and left for Delaware when he was 10, but he often returned for summer vacations and family visits.


19 posted on 10/11/2010 8:45:44 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Thanks - nice work


20 posted on 10/11/2010 8:46:28 AM PDT by obama-facts (www.obama-facts.org)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Sr. Keehan receives presidential pen for supporting health care despite bishops' objections


21 posted on 10/11/2010 8:59:26 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: maggief
Looks like there is one powerful, influential nun that doesn't mind putting on her Obamah knee-pads.
22 posted on 10/11/2010 9:01:10 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: G Larry; justiceseeker93; callisto; flat; unkus; Howie66; freekitty; Piquaboy; SouthTexas; ...

Dig their dirt, expose, expose the lies and corruption behind all the gutter RATs before they destroy our country and our freedom.


23 posted on 10/11/2010 9:01:13 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Take back our country on November 2, 2010. Let's Roll!!!)
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...
Ping

Oct. 8 FR thread: Obamacare Inspires Sale Of Catholic Hospitals

24 posted on 10/11/2010 9:03:58 AM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: TexasCajun; hoosiermama; Liz; penelopesire; STARWISE; onyx; SE Mom; mojitojoe; kcvl

“Looks like there is one powerful, influential nun that doesn’t mind putting on her Obamah knee-pads.”

PING

http://catholickey.blogspot.com/2009/08/sr-carol-keehan-catholic-healths-856093.html

Thursday, August 6, 2009
Sr. Carol Keehan - Catholic Health’s $856,093 Nun

http://catholickey.blogspot.com/2010/03/archbishop-naumann-urges-calls-to.html

Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Archbishop Naumann Urges Calls to Congress AND Sister Carol Keehan

http://theleaven.com/V31/v31n30messagetohouse.html

Catholics urged to contact ‘swing votes’ on health care


25 posted on 10/11/2010 9:12:10 AM PDT by maggief
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To: TexasCajun

gee another lesbian nun, Now that’s odd. /sarc


26 posted on 10/11/2010 9:17:51 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (Our President-A modest man, who has much to be modest about.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

bookmark


28 posted on 10/11/2010 9:27:12 AM PDT by Hypo2
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
Ou sont les Maries d'antan

;-)

29 posted on 10/11/2010 9:39:24 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Principled

BUMP

agreed... very important article!


30 posted on 10/11/2010 10:09:31 AM PDT by Tamzee (OBAMA ---- ALL SHAM, NO WOW)
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To: Jackson57

el NINO: Hispanic Nun In Name Only. ;-P


31 posted on 10/11/2010 10:26:09 AM PDT by MortMan (To Obama "Kill them all and let [God] sort them out" is an abortion slogan.)
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To: FarmerW
They are concerned the hospitals will not do abortions. This seems to be behind their agenda in closing them down. The nun is a radical social justice advocate.
32 posted on 10/11/2010 11:08:25 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: narses; wagglebee; little jeremiah; NYer

This needs to be pinged out.


33 posted on 10/11/2010 12:45:02 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

I’m running out the door to pick some grapes but will ping it as soon as I come back if wag hasn’t yet.

Thank you!


34 posted on 10/11/2010 12:50:57 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.CSLewis)
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35 posted on 10/11/2010 12:58:39 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: opentalk
I suspect that the greyhaired leftwing feminist nuns are selling off the hospitals for the same reason they are selling off their schools: they have very few novices, few nuns under the age of 65 earning money --- no "younger generation" --- so they need to sell off the assets to fund their retirement. It may not be that they are actually "pro-abortion": but it's something they're willing to accept as part of the bigger deal.

I can only thank God for the new orders --- like the Dominican Sisters in Nashville --- who will be there to love and serve after the tastefully-suited Sister-Carol-CEO's sell out and die out.

36 posted on 10/11/2010 12:58:41 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Dry understatements free of charge, one per customer until supplies are exhausted.)
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To: wagglebee

The desire for recognition and applause is in the human heart,this nun just let it all out


37 posted on 10/11/2010 1:21:51 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: RnMomof7
This "nun" is nothing more than a modern-day Judas.
38 posted on 10/11/2010 1:30:58 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: MarineMom613

for home reading.


39 posted on 10/11/2010 1:39:16 PM PDT by MarineMom613 (RIP Sandra Sue, my fur baby 12/31/1999 ~ 7/2/2010 - See you on the other side!)
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To: opentalk

“And notably, in a town that is heavily Catholic, the realization that three hospitals that did not perform abortions could be sold to owners who would allow the procedure is infuriating.”


40 posted on 10/11/2010 2:00:28 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Very encouraging article.

She said entering postulants this fall include a highly decorated Harvard graduate and students from Notre Dame, St. Louis University and other esteemed schools. "We're having a vocation explosion," Bogdanowicz said. "We can't build enough. I expect a lot more than 22 (postulants) next year."

"Initially when you enter you think you're giving up so many treats: going out to Starbucks whenever you want in your car or going out to eat," said Sister Scholastica Niemann, 31, who just entered her third year at St. Cecilia's. She'll take her final vows in five years. "The reality is, through God's generosity and generosity of people, you have more than you could ever want," she said. "You don't have to own things to use them. You realize material possessions sometimes, because of our human nature, they can possess us."

"We're having a vocation explosion," Bogdanowicz said. "We can't build enough. I expect a lot more than 22 (postulants) next year." "The world's very confused as to why they've (postulants) entered a convent," she said. "They're doing it because they want to make a difference in the world. We're not just teaching facts but the why behind life itself, ultimately that God has a purpose for all of us."

41 posted on 10/11/2010 2:10:11 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.CSLewis)
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To: Tribune7

Wow! What a story. Sister ought to get her knuckles rapped with a ruler, then reassigned to Iran as a recruiter.


42 posted on 10/11/2010 2:24:08 PM PDT by Temple Owl (Excelsior! Onward and upward.)
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To: TexasCajun

Not much joy in her face.


44 posted on 10/11/2010 3:22:15 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: FarmerW

LOL! Maybe this nun can perform abortions as part of Notre Dame’s half time show. ND gives out medals to muslims who support partial birth abortion and who support murdering christian africans back in his birthplace.


45 posted on 10/11/2010 3:40:48 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: maggief; obama-facts

Thanks for posting. I had read it in the Scranton Times-Tribune article last week that you sourced, but did a “post and run” and am just now getting back online.


46 posted on 10/11/2010 5:36:57 PM PDT by Born Conservative ("I'm a fan of disruptors" - Nancy Pelosi)
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To: obama-facts

I believe that at the time that Biden was born, the Scranton State Hospital was an “asylum” for mentally ill patients.

http://www.asylumprojects.org/index.php?title=Scranton_State_Hospital


47 posted on 10/11/2010 5:39:32 PM PDT by Born Conservative ("I'm a fan of disruptors" - Nancy Pelosi)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Ooooo-—juicy.
Who would have thunk that a nun from a religion that accepted liberation theology in the 60s and 70s and black liberation theology in the 80s and 90s, would be pro-abortion and a active proponent of social justice? Just boggles the mind.
I know some Catholics and they are not happy campers because there is no one in the Catholic church with any backbone enforcing Catholic dogma and the directives from the Vatican.
How does a single nun override a bishop's directive? Back in earlier times, I think she would get to spend time in silent penance or have the opportunity to quit.Either way, she is stripped of her power and becomes the servant she joined up to be. Oh wait. She joined up to provide social justice. Silly me. My mistake. Guess she never had a Mother Superior only Mother Inferiors and she certainly has no association with Mother Theresa. Sister Carol, sainthood does NOT await you.
48 posted on 10/11/2010 5:59:47 PM PDT by cashless (Unlike Obama and his supporters, I'd rather be a TEA BAGGER than a TEA BAGGEE.)
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To: RebelTXRose

What order is she in?


49 posted on 10/11/2010 6:32:39 PM PDT by PatriotGirl827 (Lord Jesus, direct my mind, possess my heart, transform my life)
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50 posted on 10/11/2010 6:35:44 PM PDT by narses ( 'Prefer nothing to the love of Christ.')
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