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  • Robert Mueller, You’re Starting to Scare Me

    05/23/2018 3:48:15 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 56 replies
    New York Times ^ | 22 May 2018 | Frank Bruni
    Imagine for a moment that Robert Mueller was never pressed into service as a special counsel and wasn’t a household name. Imagine that there had never been any prompt for his investigation — that Donald Trump hadn’t blown all those kisses at Vladimir Putin, that the stooges and grifters around Trump hadn’t swooned at the prospect of sucking on Mother Russia’s teat, or that there’d been no offer of milk in the first place. What would we be focusing on right now? Maybe the just-published Politico report of Trump’s deliberate, cavalier use of a cellphone that doesn’t have strict security...
  • President Trump Cannot Redeem Himself

    08/14/2017 1:40:01 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 80 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 14, 2017 | by Frank Bruni
    We saw Donald Trump’s true colors on Saturday, when he was given the chance — a ready-made moment for presidential grace — to denounce the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Va., and instead found wrongdoing “on many sides.” That was Trump minus the pressure and the planning. That was his initial instinct, his first impulse. We saw a different palette at a lectern in the White House on early Monday afternoon, but it was pure artifice, and muted and unpersuasive because of that. We should also note that he began his brief statement on Monday by congratulating himself on the American economy...
  • Frank Bruni Commands Christians to Cave on Homosexuality

    04/07/2015 9:50:01 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 52 replies
    Patheos ^ | April 4, 2015 | Owen Strachan
    e New York Times just published one of the more rough-handed pieces we’ve yet seen regarding “gay Christianity.” In “Bigotry, the Bible and the Lessons of Indiana,” opinion writer Frank Bruni takes the gloves off and seeks to bully Christians into caving on homosexuality. The column is frank, direct, and brutalizing.Let’s consider five takeaways from this striking article.1. Here’s what Bruni believes opposition to “gay Christianity” is based in: raw prejudice. He says as much: But in the end, the continued view of gays, lesbians and bisexuals as sinners is a decision. It’s a choice. It prioritizes scattered passages of ancient texts over all...
  • This is How Religious Liberty Dies — The New Rules of the Secular Left

    04/07/2015 8:28:04 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 11 replies ^ | April 7, 2015 | Al Mohler
    The vast high-velocity moral revolution that is reshaping modern cultures at warp speed is leaving almost no aspect of the culture untouched and untransformed. The advocates of same-sex marriage and the more comprehensive goals of the LGBT movement assured the nation that nothing would be fundamentally changed if people of the same gender were allowed to marry one another. We knew that could not be true, and now the entire nation knows. The latest Ground Zero for the moral revolution is the state of Indiana, where legislators passed a state version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which Gov. Mike...
  • Why the secular left should stop trying to change Christianity

    04/07/2015 7:32:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Week ^ | 04/07/2015 | Matt Lewis
    For some secular liberals, the Constitution isn't the only "living, breathing document." The Bible is, too. For evidence, look no further than Frank Bruni's latest New York Times column, which argues that "homosexuality and Christianity don't have to be in conflict in any church anywhere." According to this line of argument, Christians ought to engage in "a conversation about freeing religions and religious people from prejudices that they needn't cling to and can indeed jettison, much as they've jettisoned other aspects of their faith's history, rightly bowing to the enlightenments of modernity." Now, Bruni's core argument is not without merit....
  • Carla Bruni, 43, and Nicolas Sarkozy 'having their first child'

    04/24/2011 1:03:01 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 49 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 7:24 PM on 24th April 2011 | By Peter Allen
    Three years after she married Nicolas Sarkozy following a whirlwind romance, Carla Bruni is pregnant with their first child together, it was claimed yesterday. The 43-year-old wife of the French president is said to be in the early weeks of pregnancy, meaning the child would be born before the election next spring when Mr Sarkozy is hoping to win a second term.
  • White House denies Mrs. Obama's 'hell' comment

    09/16/2010 10:37:03 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 128 replies Associated Press ^ | Thursday, September 16, 2010; 1:10 PM | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- The White House is denying that first lady Michelle Obama ever described her White House life as "hell." Mrs. Obama's spokeswoman, Katie McCormick Lelyveld, responded Thursday to a purported comment attributed to Mrs. Obama in a forthcoming book, "Carla and the Ambitious," about French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. The book says Bruni-Sarkozy recalled that during a recent White House visit with her husband, the French president, she asked Mrs. Obama about her new role. According to the book, Mrs. Obama replied: "It's hell. I can't stand it."
  • Catty Carla Bruni lifts lid on Michelle Obama's 'hellish' job ( Michelle hates her job!)

    09/15/2010 8:19:14 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 203 replies ^ | Wednesday September 16, 2010 | Peter Allen and Michael Seamark
    Michelle Obama thinks being America’s First Lady is ‘hell’, Carla Bruni reveals today in a wildly indiscreet new book. Miss Bruni reveals that Mrs Obama replied when asked about her position as the U.S. president’s wife: ‘Don’t ask! It’s hell. I can’t stand it!’ Details of the private conversation, which took place at the White House during an official visit by Nicolas Sarkozy last March, emerged in Carla And The Ambitious, a book written in collaboration with Miss Bruni.
  • 'It was the queen who was made to wait during Bruni romp'

    05/11/2010 2:20:23 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 6 replies · 1,082+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 11 May 2010 | The Times of India
    LONDON: French First Lady Carla Bruni reportedly kept the British Queen waiting, during an official trip to the UK shortly after her marriage two years ago, while she had sex with hubby President Nicolas Sarkozy. According to a new book, titled 'The Promise', 42-year-old Bruni told US First Lady Michelle Obama that she was making love with her husband while a "senior Head of State" cooled her heels, the Sun reported. Although the former Italian supermodel didn't identify the "senior Head of State", speculation has mounted in France that it was the 84-year-old English monarch, the British tabloid said on...
  • Carla Bruni welcomes Russian president to state dinner in a daringly tight dress

    03/03/2010 6:46:21 PM PST · by llevrok · 105 replies · 4,849+ views
    The Globe ^ | 3/3/2010
    Former model Carla Bruni's figure is envied by women the world over - and it was brought into sharp focus by her choice of outfit for a state dinner last night. The French First Lady wore a floor-length Roland Mouret gown which was so tight it revealed the exact outline of her slim body - and the fact that she wasn't wearing a bra. Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president greeting his Russian equivalent Dimitry Medvedev at the Elysee Palace, certainly looked a proud husband. Glamour couple: French president Nicolas Sarkozy leads his wife Carla Bruni down the steps of the...
  • Simpsons episode lampooning Sarkozy and Bruni becomes internet hit in France

    Simpsons episode lampooning Sarkozy and Bruni becomes internet hit in France An episode of The Simpsons which lampoons Nicolas Sarkozy, the French President, and his wife Carla Bruni, the former model, has become a surprise internet hit in France. Published: 8:09AM GMT 24 Nov 2009 Link to this video Cartoon caricatures of Sarkozy and the first lady starred in an episode of the American animated show in the United States on November 15 in an episode entitled "The Devil Wears Nada". Their cameos passed largely unnoticed in France until Friday, when news websites started linking to pirated clips of the...
  • Carla Bruni 'is a modern-day Marie Antoinette': French magazine slams First Lady as self-obsessed

    10/29/2009 2:40:56 PM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies · 20,126+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | October 29, 2009 | Peter Allen
    France's leading high society magazine has today produced a devastating portrait of Carla Bruni as the country's new Marie Antoinette. Point de Vue presents the 41-year-old First Lady as a daffy multi-millionaire socialite who does very little real work, and who is completely out of touch with ordinary people. The attack by the Paris weekly, which specialises in covering the lives of aristocrats and European royalty, will come as a huge blow to President Nicolas Sarkozy as he tries to play down his monarchichal style.
  • Caption This Photo (Zero, Bruni, Michelle)

    09/25/2009 10:27:53 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 95 replies · 4,341+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 09/26/09
  • French first lady to sing for Mandela (91st birthday concert)

    07/15/2009 12:35:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 796+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/15/09 | AFP
    NEW YORK (AFP) – Carla Bruni-Sarokzy will lead a glittering line-up of stars at a concert here to mark Nelson Mandela's birthday, in what will be her first public show since becoming France's first lady. Bruni-Sarkozy, a model-turned-musician, will perform for the first time in public since marrying French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the concert at Radio City Music Hall in Madison Square Garden. The event, which also stars Stevie Wonder and soul queen Aretha Franklin, ends a week of celebrations for the 91st birthday of the former South African president.
  • Bowled Over! So Was it the Sight of Stunning Carla Bruni Make this Republican Guard go Weak ...

    06/23/2009 7:56:02 AM PDT · by Cecily · 79 replies · 3,643+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | June 23, 2009 | Maysa Rawi
    The Republican Guard are charged with protecting the most important national figures and foreign dignatories. But one horseman's usual authority deserted him on ceremonial duty at the Elysee Palace yesterday. The soldier had to be helped to his feet after fainting while on duty during a gala dinner hosted by French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife, Carla Bruni. It was left for onlookers to wonder if the sight of the glamorous First Lady had made the guard go weak at the knees.
  • Caption Michelle Obama's fierce glaring at Sarkozy's wife

    06/08/2009 8:28:02 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 159 replies · 9,321+ views
    What a picture, caption it!
  • Caption a very displeased Michelle Obama

    06/07/2009 1:57:31 PM PDT · by Reagan69 · 198 replies · 12,168+ views
    Yahoo photos ^ | 6/7/09 | Yahoo, Reuters
    Guess she's not proud of Carla.
  • Caption Michell Obama

    06/07/2009 7:11:58 AM PDT · by raybbr · 100 replies · 3,581+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | June 6, 2009 | Philippe Wojazer
    U.S first lady Michelle Obama and France's First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy attend a ceremony to mark the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy at Colleville-sur-Mer cemetery, June 6, 2009.

    06/06/2009 9:52:34 PM PDT · by Blogger · 144 replies · 7,361+ views
  • Carla Bruni criticises Pope Benedict XVI

    05/19/2009 7:20:50 AM PDT · by bdeaner · 40 replies · 1,023+ views ^ | 5/18/09 | Henry Samuel
    Carla Bruni has issued a scathing attack on Pope Benedict XVI saying that she has allowed her Catholic faith to lapse because of his approach to contraception in Africa. France's First Lady said that the Church's teachings had left her feeling "profoundly secular".