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  • Moron Dem Governor says refugees have NEVER committed acts of terror – Boston bombing

    11/22/2015 9:02:31 AM PST · by george76 · 40 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | Nov 22, 2015 | soopermexican
    John Hickenlooper has never been accused of being the brightest bulb in the Lamps'R'Us store, but he made space in his mouth to fit both feet in when he said that no refugees had ever committed an act of terrorism on American soil. Hick says that no refugee has ever committed an act of terror on American soil. Does he not know that Boston is on American soil, and not only where the Tzarnaevs refugees from Kyrgyzstan, but the federal government was supporting their terrorism by providing them with welfare benefits. Moron Dem Governor says refugees have NEVER committed acts...
  • OUTRAGE IN DENVER ( Hickenlooper's recent history )

    01/12/2010 12:11:45 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies · 1,501+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | • May 11, 2005 | Michelle Malkin
    There are appalling new developments in the cop-killer case in Denver. As reported by the Rocky Mountain News, Det. Donald Young’s suspected killer, 19-year-old illegal alien Raul Garcia-Gomez, was employed at a restaurant co-owned by the city’s mayor, John Hickenlooper. Garcia-Gomez worked for the Cherry Cricket for 10 months despite a federal notification sent to the business last month that his papers were bogus... Just killing the cops no one else will kill... Denver Post reports that Garcia-Gomez worked a shift at the Cherry Cricket after ambushing the police… the Rocky Mountain News reports that Mayor Hickenlooper’s restaurants employed about...
  • Jackie Mason Goes Off on Anti-Israel Celebrities

    08/01/2014 10:49:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 1, 2014 | Paul Bond
    Jackie Mason, who spent three years as an ordained rabbi before launching his six-decade career as a comedian, will claim during a radio show to air Sunday that Hollywood is run by Jews but is nevertheless "anti-Semitic," "ignorant" and "stupid" when it comes to issues involving Israel.
  • Orlando Bloom swings a punch at Justin Bieber and the crowd goes wild!

    07/30/2014 8:10:29 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 46 replies
    Channel 24 ^ | 7-30-2014 | Unknown
    Orlando Bloom might just have bagged himself a lot of new fans after the Hollywood star allegedly threw a punch at pop singer, Justin Bieber. (snip) An eyewitness told TMZ that Orlando took a swing at the Biebs after which the youngster fled the scene while the crowd of bystanders cheered Bloom on.
  • Holder Threatens Louie Gohmert During Hearing

    04/08/2014 9:42:43 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 101 replies
    Gohmert threatens to contempt for AG Holder. Holder snaps “you don’t want to go there." Gohmert: “I don’t need lectures from you” Holder is testifying at a House hearing on Oversight at the DOJ. Watch live below.. http://nation.foxnews.com/2014/04/08/watch-live-eric-holder-testifies-house-hearing-oversight-doj
  • Holder: Gohmert Disagreement Example of Unprecedented Racism Against Him and Obama

    04/09/2014 6:45:39 PM PDT · by cornelis · 59 replies
    "I have been proud to stand along side of you in supporting efforts to advance the cause of justice that has always been at the center of this , this administrations work I am pleased to note that the last five years have been defined by significant strides and lasting reforms, even in the face, even in the face, of unprecedented, unwarranted ugly adversity. And if you don't believe that, you look at the way ...forget about me... forget about me , you look at the way the Attorney General of the Untied States was treated yesterday by a House...
  • GOP lawmaker suggests Eric Holder should ‘be in jail’ — to his face! [VIDEO]

    04/09/2014 5:33:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/8/14 | Brendan Bordelon
    Texas Republican congressman Blake Farenthold refused to ask Eric Holder questions during a Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, saying the attorney general should “be in jail” for ignoring congressional subpoenas instead of testifying before Congress. Farenthold’s turn for questions came towards the end of a contentious hearing. The lawmaker explained that he would not exercise his right to question the witness as a protest against Holder’s refusal to comply with congressional subpoenas for documents related to the IRS’ Tea Party targeting investigation. “I’m committed to maintaining the constitutional balance of power and the authority this branch, this legislative branch, has,” Farenthold...
  • For Roger Mahony, clergy abuse cases were a threat to agenda

    11/30/2013 6:10:45 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    graphics.latimes.com ^ | December 01, 2013 | BY HARRIET RYAN, ASHLEY POWERS AND VICTORIA KIM
    A year after arriving in Los Angeles, the youngest archbishop in the U.S. Catholic Church had a schedule and an agenda befitting a presidential candidate. advertisement Roger Mahony raced around the city in a chauffeured sedan, exhorting labor leaders to support immigrant rights and rallying hundreds against a proposed prison in Boyle Heights. Where his predecessors had talked up praying the rosary, Mahony touted his positions on nuclear disarmament and Middle East peace, porn on cable TV and AIDS prevention. No issue seemed outside his purview: When an earthquake struck El Salvador, he cut a $100,000 check. When a 7-year-old...
  • Selena Gomez shows she's no Miley Cyrus during Cowboys halftime performance

    11/29/2013 7:50:14 AM PST · by Perdogg · 68 replies
    Grand Prairie-bred pop star, singer and actress Selena Gomez took the stage on her home turf Thursday as the halftime performer during the Thanksgiving Day football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Oakland Raiders at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. In part a product of the Disney Channel family, Gomez is clearly making a classier transition from adorable to adult compared to many of her peers (ahem, Miley). She was a vixen at center field Thursday, sporting a floor length skirt of leather fringe and golden, knee-high wedges. From hair and makeup to style and grace, Gomez exuded confidence and...
  • Latino leaders urged to put the Gospel in action at their workplace

    09/05/2013 8:44:25 AM PDT · by haffast · 9 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | Aug. 28, 2013 | Doris Benavides and Maria Luisa Torres
    Los Angeles - Peter J. Coulchinsky arrived in the United States from Argentina in 1986 as a young man seeking a law degree. As his time in the U.S. lengthened, the more he decided he wanted to stay. There was just one problem: He had only a student visa. snip Chicago Cardinal Francis George told attendees the need for constant dialogue to accomplish its goals in life was imperative. He noted the need to counter the current "endemic anti-Catholicism" in the country. "We cannot be passive," the archbishop said. "The church calls us to be in the forefront of the...
  • Faith can overcome secularism, Archbishop Chaput tells Latinos

    08/24/2013 6:58:22 PM PDT · by haffast · 6 replies
    CNA ^ | Aug 23, 2013 / 03:43 pm | CNA/EWTN News
    Los Angeles, Calif., Aug 23, 2013 / 03:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Stressing the importance of personal witness to counter secular trends among Hispanics, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia today praised the work of the Catholic Association of Latino Leaders. “Hispanic culture still has a soul formed by an encounter with Jesus Christ, and the humanity and compassion that flow from it,” Archbishop Chaput said Aug. 23 at the association's national conference. “These things are worth fighting for and sharing with others. Faith matters because it gives meaning to the word ‘human’ in ‘human beings.’ It matters because it makes...

    07/08/2013 3:36:09 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 20 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 7/8/13 | Dr. Susan Berry
    "...It is curious that as Catholic leaders are campaigning essentially for amnesty, providing a plethora of images of “needy,” “struggling” families being “welcomed” by those who supposedly have “more,” there is scarce mention of another concept that many of these same Catholic leaders have highly prized, particularly in their recent struggles with the U.S. government: the rule of law. The notion that those who have come to the United States illegally should be exempted from the nation’s laws is not only not mentioned by these Catholic leaders, but also seemingly dismissed. The fact that many Americans have been the victims...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 June 2013

    06/23/2013 6:08:49 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 156 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 June 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows June 23th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Mike Lee, R-Utah; Gabriel Gomez, Republican nominee for Senate in Massachusetts.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Reps. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., and Mike Rogers, R-Mich.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.THIS WEEK (ABC): Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency; Reps. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas; Mike Kelly, R-Pa.; and Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky.,...
  • GOP not seizing chance to stun Dems (Gabriel Gomez: Massachusetts)

    06/17/2013 8:43:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies
    Trib ^ | June 15, 2013 | Salena Zito
    Republicans have talked about pursuing a different kind of candidate since what seems like forever. Heck, the national party even convened a special, secret task force just for that purpose late last year, after losing key demographic groups such as women and Hispanics. Yet, given exactly the kind of candidate they hire people to find out in the hinterlands, Republicans are oddly not engaged with helping him cross the finish line in a special election that would significantly stun Democrats. Gabriel Gomez is a Massachusetts Republican running to fill John Kerry's vacated U.S. Senate seat; the 47-year-old political newcomer is...
  • Cardinal Dolan praises immigration bill as step forward

    06/10/2013 6:48:52 PM PDT · by haffast · 125 replies
    CNA - Catholic News Agency ^ | Jun 10, 2013 / 02:30 pm | CNA/EWTN News
    New York City, N.Y., Jun 10, 2013 / 02:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Stressing that immigration reform is needed to “correct injustices,” Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said that the proposed bill in the U.S. Senate makes serious progress in efforts to balance humanitarian and security concerns. “The Senate proposal, while not perfect, goes a long way toward correcting injustices in the system,” the Archbishop of New York wrote in a June 9 column for USA Today. “Despite its shortcomings, the bill significantly improves upon the status quo and will assist millions of families.” “We look forward to continuing to work with...
  • Republican Senate candidate calls congressman Markey ‘pond scum,’ claims dirty campaigning

    05/24/2013 10:39:10 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 34 replies
    boston globe ^ | 05/24/2013 12:43 PM | Stephanie Ebbert
    Republican candidate Gabriel E. Gomez ignited controversy on Thursday by calling his Democratic opponent for US Senate, a sitting congressman, “pond scum,” in an interview with a National Public Radio reporter on Thursday. Asked whether his candidate regretted his remarks, spokesman Will Ritter recounted that Gomez not only didn’t regret it, but went further in a television interview Thursday evening: “I was surprised at the controversy,” Ritter recounted Gomez saying. “Pond scum currently has a higher approval rating than Congress.”
  • Polls show Gomez closing on Markey days after Massachusetts Senate primary

    05/04/2013 7:54:59 PM PDT · by topher · 73 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 4, 2013 | FoxNews
    Polls show Gomez closing on Markey days after Massachusetts Senate primary Two new polls have Gabriel Gomez, the Republican candidate for a Senate seat out of Massachusetts, within single-digits of the front-running Democratic candidate -- just days after the Tuesday primaries.
  • L.A. Archbishop Gomez urges lawmakers not to delay on immigration (4-24-13 Chavez mentioned)

    05/01/2013 8:49:25 PM PDT · by haffast · 15 replies
    L A Times ^ | April 24, 2013, 2:22 p.m | By Evan Halper
    SACRAMENTO -- Los Angeles Roman Catholic Archbishop Jose Gomez and several other Catholic Church officials in California took time from their retreat in Sacramento on Wednesday to make a push for Congress to keep up the momentum on changes to the country’s immigration laws. In a gaggle with reporters, Gomez said reform of the country’s immigration laws is “long overdue.” Gomez, who was joined by San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, as well as several bishops from around the state, urged Congress not to delay in passing a bill, saying the bipartisan package of legislation that has come together offers hope...
  • Gabriel Gomez Republican Senate nominee in Massachusetts

    05/01/2013 7:31:13 PM PDT · by mojo114 · 31 replies
    Republican Senate nominee is coming up next on Fox Greta's show
  • Markey, Gomez advance to Mass. special election showdown

    04/30/2013 6:44:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 30, 2013 | Sean Sullivan
    Massachusetts Rep. Edward J. Markey won the Democratic nomination for Secretary of State John Kerry’s old Senate seat Tuesday, advancing to summer special election campaign against Republican Gabriel Gomez which the Democrat will be heavily favored to win. With 60 percent of precincts reporting, the Associated Press called the race for Markey, who led Rep. Stephen F. Lynch 57 percent to 43 percent. Three years after Massachusetts Democrats nominated Attorney General Martha Coakley, a flawed candidate who was upset by Republican Scott Brown in the race for late Sen. Ted Kennedy’s seat, Democratic leaders sought to clear the field early...
  • LA Archbishop Gomez keeps Mahony's promise to push for immigration reform

    03/27/2013 8:13:53 PM PDT · by haffast · 11 replies
    Take Two ^ | March 27th, 2013, 7:35am | Charles Castaldi
    President Obama said he expects Congress to introduce an immigration reform bill next month. The Los Angeles Archdiocese has played a key role in advocating for change. Before he was stripped of his duties for mishandling sex abuse cases, Cardinal Roger Mahony was a leading voice on immigration reform. snip Salas says that Mahony’s successor, Archbishop Jose Gomez, might not be speaking at rallies as much and certainly maintains a lower public profile, but he is very active in pushing for immigration reform. “I was in a meeting with President Obama a couple of weeks ago at the White House...
  • Did Cardinal Mahony Hide His Bishop's Kids? (Catholic Caucus)

    01/12/2012 3:48:39 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    Real Clear Religion ^ | January 12, 2012 | George Neumayr
    Through his well-chronicled derelictions of duty, Roger Mahony, the cardinal emeritus of Los Angeles, placed a number of ticking time bombs near his successor's feet. Last week, one of them went off. Archbishop Jose Gomez, who replaced Mahony last year, announced that Los Angeles auxiliary bishop Gabino Zavala had submitted his resignation to the Vatican after fessing up about two children he fathered years before.The media fatuously describes this scandal as Archbishop Gomez's first "controversy." But it belongs entirely to his predecessor. Cardinal Mahony appointed Zavala to his position in 1994. Did Cardinal Mahony know about Zavala's children? (The Los...
  • FBI, Cops Arrest Suspected Filipino Terror Hackers

    11/26/2011 5:47:23 PM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies
    PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER ^ | 5:16 am | Friday, November 25th, 2011 | By: DJ Yap
    SNIPPET: "MANILA, Philippines—A group of suspected Filipino hackers allegedly financed by a Saudi-based terrorist cell was arrested by agents of the Philippine National Police and the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) disclosed on Thursday." SNIPPET: "The group was allegedly behind attacks on the US telecommunication firm AT&T that resulted in $2 million in losses to the company in 2009. In a statement, the CIDG said the group also had links to the Asian terrorist network Jemaah Islamiyah (JI)." SNIPPET: "ATCCD chief Senior Supt. Gilbert Sosa identified the suspects as Macnell Gracilla,...
  • Justin Bieber’s reps deny allegations that he fathered a woman’s baby

    11/02/2011 6:09:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    <p>While Justin Bieber spent his Tuesday evening performing on “Dancing With the Stars” to promote his new holiday CD, a tabloid story was breaking online.</p> <p>That story, to be published Thursday in Star magazine and first reported by Radar Online, says that a 20-year-old woman has filed a paternity suit against Bieber, 17, alleging that the singer fathered her child after a brief backstage tryst at a Bieber concert at L.A.’s Staples Center.</p>
  • Illegal immigrants are first 'mothers and fathers, sons and daughters,' says Archbishop Gomez

    08/04/2011 9:54:16 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 58 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | Aug 4, 2011 | Marianne Medlin
    Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles said on Aug. 3 that most illegal immigrants are forced to leave their homeland in order to provide a better life for their families. “Most of the men and women who are here illegally have traveled hundreds even thousands of miles. They have left everything behind, risked their safety and even their lives,” he said. “They did this, not for their own comfort or selfish needs. They did this to feed their loved ones. To be good mothers and fathers. To be loving sons and daughters.” Archbishop Gomez made his remarks at the...
  • Convicted Drug dealer sought in murder investigation (alligator ate remains)

    04/11/2011 5:04:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | April 10, 2011 | David Ovalle
    For years, drug dealer Gabino Gomez begged authorities for early release from federal prison. He wanted "to make amends for all the shame, disappointment and suffering'' he caused because of "arrogance and stupidity,'' he wrote in one appeal. The pudgy former cocaine distributor, a cog in the massive money-making Colombian cocaine cartels of the 1980s, finally got his wish. A year ago, he walked out of federal prison after serving 23 years of a 30-year sentence. Now investigators think Gomez, 60, forgot those touching words about making amends. He has now become the suspect in a gruesome murder.
  • First Mass of the Most Reverend Archbishop Gomez LIVE on EWTN

    03/19/2011 11:53:43 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    EWTN ^ | March 19, 2011
    LIVE COVERAGE beginning at 3pm est, Saturday, March 19. LIVE COVERAGE
  • Cardinal Mahony retires, passes leadership in LA to Archbishop Gomez

    02/28/2011 1:28:23 PM PST · by NYer · 57 replies
    cna ^ | February 28, 2011 | Benjamin Mann
    Archbishop Jose H. Gomez Los Angeles, Calif., Feb 28, 2011 / 02:21 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With the retirement of Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez has taken over leadership of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the largest in the United States.“L.A. is home for me now,” the Mexican-born archbishop told the cardinal and the assembled worshipers at a Mass marking the transition of leadership on Feb. 27. “I pray that I will be worthy of continuing the work that you have begun here.” Before a crowd of 3,500 faithful at Los Angeles' Cathedral of Our Lady of...
  • Leading the Biggest Flock in the US (Part 2) [Catholic caucus]

    09/12/2010 3:02:32 PM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Zenit.org ^ | September 10. 2010 | Carmen Elena Villa
    Leading the Biggest Flock in the US (Part 2) Interview With Los Angeles Coadjutor By Carmen Elena Villa LOS ANGELES, SEPT. 10, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Coadjutor Archbishop José Gómez describes himself as a Hispanic prelate, since he is a native of Mexico, but he explains that he's not only a bishop for Hispanics. Rather "I am a bishop of all and for all." The archbishop affirmed this when he spoke with ZENIT about his recent appointment to Los Angeles. Benedict XVI moved him from San Antonio, where he'd served since 2004, to assist Cardinal Roger Mahony, 74, until the cardinal retires....
  • Rally with Michele Bachmann - Saturday, July 17th - NY2

    07/05/2010 9:25:52 AM PDT · by Gene Eric · 11 replies
    John Gomez for Congress ^ | June, 2010 | (no annotation)
    Saturday, July 17th Time: 10 am to 1 pm Location: Deer Park - Knights of Columbus Chief Ray Downey Field. 759 Long Island Avenue DIRECTIONS to the EVENT Congresswoman Michele Bachmann will be here rallying support for John Gomez in his bid to take back New York's 2nd Congressional District. The grass roots event will be FREE to the public and all are welcome. Please spread the word to your friends and neighbors to come down and support John Gomez.
  • Whitman stance on illegal immigrants riles GOP

    07/16/2010 3:49:06 PM PDT · by thecodont · 68 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / sfgate.com ^ | Friday, July 16, 2010 | Joe Garofoli, Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writers
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman, who recently campaigned with GOP former Gov. Pete Wilson as being "tough as nails" on illegal immigration, could alienate her crucial conservative base, some party members say, by declaring she's in lockstep on the issue with her rival: former Gov. Jerry Brown. In an opinion piece published this week in a Spanish-language publication in Southern California, Whitman wrote that there is "very little" that she disagrees with Brown on concerning the hot-button issue of illegal immigration. While both agree that undocumented immigrants should not be allowed to get amnesty or obtain driver's licenses, Brown's camp...
  • Pete Wilson, Mitt Romney campaign for Meg Whitman

    06/05/2010 11:31:27 PM PDT · by SmithL · 34 replies · 337+ views
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 5/6/10 | Jack Chang
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman received high-profile support in appearances in Escondido and Fullerton Saturday, with former Gov. Pete Wilson and former presidential candidate Mitt Romney stumping for her. In Fullerton, Whitman appeared in the courtyard of the mission-style Villa Del Sol complex where she made her candidacy official in September. Like that event, several hundred people stood under the baking sun to listen to the candidate. Wilson preceded Romney and called Whitman a threat to public employee unions, warning, "They have a very good reason to be scared to death of Meg Whitman." Whitman has pledged to cut state...
  • Whitman expands primary lead; Fiorina pulls out from the pack

    05/29/2010 7:59:52 PM PDT · by IMissPresidentReagan · 14 replies · 361+ views
    The LA Times ^ | 05/29/2010 | Cathleen Decker
    Whitman and Fiorina lead the primaries, according to new poll. "Whitman leads Poizner 53% to 29%, with less than two weeks to go before the June 8 primary, the poll found. But head to head against Brown, she trails 44% to 38%." "In the primary's other highlight, the race for U.S. Senate, Republican Carly Fiorina has vaulted into a clear lead over her main primary opponent Tom Campbell, 38% to 23%. In third was Chuck DeVore at 16%. In March, Campbell had a narrow lead over Fiorina."
  • Whitman Expands Primary Lead; Fiorina Pulls Out From The Pack

    05/29/2010 8:36:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 22 replies · 649+ views
    LATimes ^ | May 29, 2010 | Cathleen Decker
    Whitman Expands Primary Lead; Fiorina Pulls Out From The Pack In the governor's race Whitman is 24 points ahead of Steve Poizner but 6 points behind Jerry Brown. GOP Senate hopeful Carly Fiorina has clear lead but moderate Tom Campbell fared best against Sen. Barbara Boxer. A recent L.A. Times/USC poll found that more people knew of Meg Whitman in May than in March, yet her favorability rating has stalled with less than a third of voters saying they think well of her. Cathleen Decker May 29, 2010 After plummeting in recent polls, Republican Meg Whitman has regained her commanding...
  • Thousands attend ceremony for next L.A. cardinal

    05/27/2010 8:34:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies · 445+ views
    VC Star ^ | May 26, 2010 | Tom Kisken
    Cardinal Roger Mahony greets Archbishop José H. Gomez during the welcoming Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on Wednesday. They came from everywhere: cardinals in red skullcaps from the Vatican and Philadelphia, priests and parishioners from Newbury Park, Camarillo and Ventura who battled motion sickness on commuter trains or prayed for parking. Juan Cano, a 27-year-old Camarillo seminarian, stood outside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles on Wednesday, his tie rippling in the breeze, for the same reason as the 4,000 others: History. He came to watch Coadjutor Archbishop José H....
  • Why Transitions Matter (Mahony to Gomez in Los Angeles)

    05/25/2010 3:47:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies · 236+ views
    WITL ^ | May 25, 2010 | Rocco Palmo
    On Saturday evening, already feeling "the enormity" of what lay ahead, the figure who'll become Los Angeles' fifth archbishop arrived quietly at LAX, accompanied by his two sisters. Whether José Gomez's Ford Taurus has likewise made the trip remains unclear at press time. Still, as one local op noted, the reserved prelate's inauspicious touchdown was a far cry from the old days -- in February 1948, Archbishop-elect James McIntyre's train was met outside the city by the 36 year-old auxiliary, Bishop Timothy Manning, who escorted the New Yorker into Downtown, where a frenzied crowd of thousands waited at the...
  • Women not yet sold on Whitman, Fiorina

    05/23/2010 10:53:08 AM PDT · by SmithL · 31 replies · 685+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/23/10 | Rob Hotakainen
    WASHINGTON – Gubernatorial hopeful Meg Whitman and U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina have the chance to make history next month by becoming the first women to win the California Republican Party's nomination to the state's highest elected offices. But as their races head for the finish line, both are having a tough time closing the deal with likely female voters, who remain undecided in large numbers and appear poised to determine the outcome of both contests. Judith Brown, a 76-year-old Republican from Napa, says she won't be part of the history-making effort. Brown, a GOP voter for more than 40...
  • Meg Whitmans President Calderon Problem

    05/22/2010 1:01:08 PM PDT · by Caliconcarne · 22 replies · 1,034+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 05/22/2010 | Carla Maranacui
    GOP gubernatorial candidate Steve Poizner is positively pounding the issue of illegal immigration in his latest ad rotatation -- even as sources say he's pulling TV spots in the Bay Area.
  • Meg Whitman touts stance against illegal immigration

    05/14/2010 12:31:31 PM PDT · by AlanD · 48 replies · 826+ views
    After seeing her huge lead dwindle to two points in the California GOP gubernatorial primary, Meg Whitman has produced a new ad touting her firm stance against illegal immigration: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VekQ1F9J-C8&feature=player_embedded Whitman's primary opponent Steve Poizner has been attacking her for opposing the Arizona immigration law. In her new ad, Whitman says she wants national guard troops on the border and opposes amnesty and driver's licenses for illegal immigrants, but she doesn't reverse course on the Arizona law.
  • Poizner Surges-Meg Whitman's Huge Lead Sold On eBay (VIDEO)

    05/10/2010 1:22:58 PM PDT · by sdkruiser · 23 replies · 641+ views
    Stephen Kruiser ^ | 05/10/10 | Stephen Kruiser
    Madame "Too Busy To Vote Even Though I Had A Household Staff" isn't holding up well now that the people who do vote are paying attention. Meg Whitman would be an absolute disaster for California. At best, she's Arnold Schwarzenegger in drag. At worst, she's a more masculine version of Jerry Brown.
  • In California Senate primary, Republicans fear RINO label

    In California Senate primary, Republicans fear RINO label WASHINGTON — In California and across the nation, it's open season on RINOs. For many conservatives, there's nothing worse than being a RINO — that's a Republican In Name Only, a moderate, a politician who's allegedly squishy on core principles and a little too independent. When California Republicans go to the polls to choose a Senate candidate next month, Assemblyman Chuck DeVore says he'll be the only non-RINO on the ballot. He says both of his challengers, former Rep. Tom Campbell and former businesswoman Carly Fiorina, are true RINOS: Campbell because he...
  • Whitman draws GOP big guns to Peninsula

    04/26/2010 9:56:02 PM PDT · by NoRedTape · 27 replies · 498+ views
    Mercurynews.com ^ | 04/24/2010 | Ken McLaughlin
    "As a band of noisy nurses derided her as "Queen Meg," Republican gubernatorial front-runner Meg Whitman brought a quartet of GOP heavy-hitters to the Peninsula on Friday night to raise a half-million dollars for her candidacy. U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and former Secretary of State George Shultz praised the former eBay CEO as a smart and pragmatic woman who would keep California from plunging over a cliff. "She can get the job done," said Shultz, now a fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution."
  • Whitman Ends California Tour With Romney, McCain

    04/24/2010 8:37:15 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 27 replies · 545+ views
    CBS 2 LOS ANGELES ^ | 24 APRIL 2010 | AP
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ― Republican gubernatorial hopeful Meg Whitman wrapped up a week of fundraising Friday with help from some big GOP names while facing protests about the amount of money she is spending on her quest for California's highest office. Whitman's political mentor, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, joined her at a donors-only luncheon in Sacramento, where tickets started at $1,000 and went up to $25,900. In the evening, Whitman ended her weeklong fundraising tour at a gala in Redwood City with Romney, former Republican presidential nominee John McCain, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and former Secretary of State...
  • A Young Priest's Passionate Calling

    04/11/2010 5:38:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies · 190+ views
    http://www.latimes.com/ ^ | April 11, 2010 | Scott Gold, Louis Sahagun And Ken Ellingwood
    After homilies at their handsome, twin-steepled cathedral, the priests of San Antonio often throw open the doors to a public plaza, stepping over a bronze cross that by legend marks the precise heart of the community. City Hall is across the square, and by tradition everyone sworn into office -- believers or not -- walks across, beneath the elms and oaks, for a benediction.
  • Ad Watch: Poizner launches largely misleading attack on Whitman

    04/10/2010 9:06:42 AM PDT · by SmithL · 33 replies · 707+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 4/10/10 | Amy Chance
    GOP gubernatorial candidate Steve Poizner, well behind in the polls, has begun airing an ad linking rival Meg Whitman to people and issues unpopular with state Republican voters. Following is the text of the ad and an analysis by Bee Political Editor Amy Chance:TEXT: "Is Meg Whitman your kind of Republican? She supports Obama's amnesty for illegal aliens. Like Schwarzenegger, will continue taxpayer-funded benefits to illegals. A skyrocketing cost under Obamacare. For 28 years Whitman refused to vote Republican. But she contributed to, and campaigned, for Barbara Boxer. Like Boxer, Whitman supports taxpayer-funded abortion. Whitman even supported the disastrous bank...
  • More Bogus Charges Against Archbishop Gomez

    04/09/2010 9:29:42 AM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies · 428+ views
    TheSacredPlace.com ^ | 04-09-10 | Michael Barber
    More Bogus Charges Against Archbishop Gomez Yep. . . here they come. Three days after Archbishop Gomez was named the head of the largest, arguably most influential archdiocese in the largest state of the most powerful nation in the world he's been accused of trying to cover up a sex scandal. He has been named as a defendant in a civil lawsuit that was just filed in court. Coincidence? Yeah. . . I'm sure the timing is totally unrelated. *Ahem!* Obviously, if abuse happened outrage and feelings of betrayal are completely justified. But did Archbishop Gomez himself break the trust...
  • In Defense of Archbishop Gomez's Handling of Abuse Scandals

    04/08/2010 8:30:39 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies · 397+ views
    TheSacredPlace.com ^ | 04-06-10 | Michael Barber
    Tuesday, April 06, 2010 In Defense of Archbishop Gomez's Handling of Abuse Scandals SNAP, a group representing victims of child abuse by clergy, is making some pretty serious charges about Archbishop Gomez. I was only just informed of these allegations by the kind people at the radio show I was on this afternoon, "Which Way, LA?" The producer let me know about the accusations a few hours before I came on to do an interview about the appointment of Archbishop Gomez. The accusations were new to me. I've been doing some investigating since learning of them. Let me report what...
  • Archbishop Gomez: Who is He?

    04/08/2010 8:20:42 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies · 175+ views
    TheSacredPlace.com ^ | 04-06-10 | Michael Barger
    Archbishop Gomez: Who is He? It's official! To learn all about him and see some videos of him in action, see go here to my one-stop-shop for all you need to know about Cardinal Mahony's successor. Here's the coverage from San Antonio: video here -- http://www.thesacredpage.com/ Here's the official press release on the Los Angeles archdiocesan website: Pope Benedict XVI has named Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of San Antonio, Texas, as Coadjutor Archbishop of Los Angeles. The appointment was announced today, April 6, in Washington, D.C., by Archbishop Pietro Sambi, apostolic nuncio to the United States. As Coadjutor, Archbishop Gomez,...
  • Why Archbishop Gomez is like other Bishops Appointed by Pope Benedict

    04/08/2010 8:13:39 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies · 331+ views
    TheSacredPlace.com ^ | 04-06-10 | Michael Barber
    Why Archbishop Gomez is like other Bishops Appointed by Pope BenedictArchbishop Gomez fits the template of a typical Pope Benedict ecclesial appointment that I mentioned in my previous post in which I speculated about the identity of Cardinal Mahony's successor: he has experience in priestly formation, he has an academic background (a doctoral degree in theology), and he has, at least some, Roman experience (he has worked for the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, a Roman dicastery). Archbishop Gomez's BackgroundHelpful sources:--Archbishop Gomez's page at the Diocese of San Antonio's website.--Catholic-Hierarchy.org--Wikipedia--Pastoral Letter, You Will Be My Witnesses Archbishop Gomez was born...
  • An Interview with Archbishop José H. Gomez

    04/07/2010 8:34:37 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 5 replies · 276+ views
    Catholicexchange.com ^ | April 7, 2010, 12:02 am | Louie Verrecchio
    Blessing for the City of Angels At the USCCB Fall Meeting in Baltimore in November of 2008, I had the privilege of sitting down for a brief conversation with the man that Pope Benedict XVI recently named as Coadjutor and the next Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles; Most Reverend José H. Gomez, S.T.D. As I made arrangements for the interview that afternoon, I’ll never forget what the USCCB Media Relations staffer said to me just before His Excellency and I sat down, “Be nice to Archbishop Gomez, he’s my friend!” I soon got a sense for why this...