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  • In Bitter, Bizarre First Post "Love" Homily, Pope Lashes Out at Critics, Calls Judas...

    04/12/2016 9:24:56 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 38 replies
    Mahound's Paradise ^ | 4/11/16 | Oakes Spalding
    "In Bitter, Bizarre First Post "Love" Homily, Pope Lashes Out at Critics, Calls Judas "This Poor Repentant Man," Blames Jewish Priests for Judas' Death (They Were Bad Confessors and had No Mercy)The Pope appears to be growing increasingly unhinged." Is the aggressive crazy talk a response to perceived opposition or a post Amoris victory lap? Vatican Radio reports on today's homily at Santa Marta. The first part deals not with Judas but with those who clutch to "the letter" of the law. It is impossible to believe that Francis is not referring to opponents of the "pastoral solutions" proposed in...
  • A Young Jew’s Journey to Islam

    05/17/2015 8:32:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    Arab News ^ | Friday 8 May 2015
    Musa, a Jew, was only 15 years of age when he developed interest in religion. He describes what he saw in Islam in relation to Judaism, which caught his interest and led him to accept it. He narrated his story sometime in 2007. Prior to my conversion to Islam, I lived my life as a Jew. Although my family was not traditional, I learned Judaism from traditional Jews. I went to an Orthodox Jewish synagogue, and an Orthodox Jewish school. I lived, and continue to live, in a Jewish community in the United States where there is little diversity. And...
  • Spy Wednesday and a Reflection on the Sins of the Clergy

    04/01/2015 7:50:45 AM PDT · by Salvation · 223 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-31-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Spy Wednesday and a Reflection on the Sins of the Clergy By: Msgr. Charles PopeWednesday of Holy Week is traditionally called “Spy Wednesday,” since it was on this day that Judas conspired with the Temple leadership to hand Jesus over. He would not accomplish his task until the evening of the next day, but this day he made the arrangements and was paid.One way to reflect on this terrible sin is to consider that Judas was among the first priests called by Jesus. We see in the call of the Apostles the establishment of the ministerial priesthood. Jesus called these men to...
  • How Hitler and Judas could end up in heaven

    06/04/2014 6:52:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 262 replies
    The Week ^ | 06/04/2014 | Damon Linker
    In certain schools of Christian thought, hell is not everlasting, but a more painful form of purgatory. M any Christians presume that hell is a place where brutally painful punishments are inflicted on evildoers for an indefinite, and perhaps infinite, amount of time in the afterlife. Think of a medieval torture chamber with no exit — or fire extinguishers. But this, as I argued in a recent column, makes no theological sense. If morality is good, then doing the right thing must be its own reward and doing the wrong thing must be its own punishment. To think that a...
  • Fed-Up Veteran Tells Paul Ryan What He Thinks of ‘Bipartisan’ Budget Deal in Viral Open Letter

    12/26/2013 6:17:07 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 95 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 26 Dec 13 | Jason Howerton
    Chuck Wooten, a military veteran, was already ticked off about Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) pushing through the “bipartisan” budget deal, which includes cuts to veterans’ retirement benefits. So when he got a fundraising email from Ryan’s office asking for money, he decided to really let the Wisconsin congressman know how he feels. The scathing open letter, posted on Facebook last week, is going viral — and you only have to read the first few sentences to know why. It should be noted that because Wooten’s Facebook page is set to private, we weren’t able to...
  • McConnell-Reid Deal Includes $2 Billion Earmark for Kentucky Project (McConnell pet projects)

    10/16/2013 4:29:11 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 92 replies
    Wflp news ^ | 10/15/13 | /Phillip-m bailey
    A proposal to end the government shutdown and avoid default orchestrated by Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic Leader Harry Reid includes a $2 billion earmark for a Kentucky project. Language in a draft of the McConnell-Reid deal (see page 13, section 123) provided to WFPL News shows a provision that increases funding for the massive Olmsted Dam Lock in Louisville from $775 million to nearly $2. 9 billion.
  • Scholars reveal how they scrambled to authenticate Gospel of Judas

    04/08/2013 8:06:25 PM PDT · by caldera599 · 44 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 04/08/2013 | Stephanie Pappas
    A long-lost gospel that casts Judas as a co-conspirator of Jesus, rather than a betrayer, was ruled most likely authentic in 2006. Now, scientists reveal they couldn't have made the call without a series of far more mundane documents, including Ancient Egyptian marriage licenses and property contracts. The Gospel of Judas is a fragmented Coptic text, traced back to Egypt, which portrays Judas in a far more sympathetic light than did the gospels that made it into the Bible. In this version of the story, Judas turns Jesus over to the authorities for execution upon Jesus' request, as part of...
  • Now John McCain goes to the floor and slams Rand Paul’s filibuster as ‘not helpful’, ‘ridiculous’

    03/07/2013 9:25:50 AM PST · by Nachum · 109 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 3/7/13 | The Right Scoop
    Why don’t John McCain and Lindsey Graham just get a room or something. As soon as I heard that Lindsey Graham didn’t like filibuster, I knew that McCain would be soon to follow with the same garbage. Just like clockwork:
  • DC Comics Dress Judas In Jesus’ Clothes

    09/05/2012 1:30:44 PM PDT · by Bratch · 7 replies
    Bleeding Cool ^ | September 5, 2012 | Rich Johnston
    The Phantom Stranger #0 is published today – I mentioned it earlier, but there was one point I wanted to highlight separately.The comic does not mention Judas or Jesus by name. But it is very clear who is meant to be who. Middle Eastern characters two thousand years ago, Judas’ suicide, the thirty pieces of silver, his appeal to be forgiven as “he” would forgive, it’s a blatant as it can be without actually naming names.And while we know about the thirty pieces of silver round his neck, and how that becomes a motivating for for him in The Phantom...
  • Romney website: ‘Mitt will nominate judges in the mold of Chief Justice Roberts’

    06/28/2012 4:30:37 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 86 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 28, 2012 | Jamie Weinstein
    Conservatives around the country may be regretting Chief Justice John Roberts’ appointment to the Supreme Court after Thursday’s ruling upholding [Alleged] President Barack Obama’s health care law, but Mitt Romney‘s campaign website still holds him up as the paradigm of a Supreme Court justice. “As president, Mitt will nominate judges in the mold of Chief Justice Roberts...
  • Brazil actor playing Judas dies from accidental hanging

    04/23/2012 10:57:02 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies
    BBC News ^ | April 23, 2012
    A Brazilian actor has died after accidentally hanging himself while playing Judas in an Easter Passion play. Tiago Klimeck, 27, was enacting the suicide of Judas during the performance on Good Friday in the city of Itarare. The actor was hanging for four minutes before fellow performers realised something was wrong. Klimeck was taken to hospital suffering from cerebral hypoxia but died on Sunday. The Passion play was being performed in Itarare, 345km (214 miles) west of Sao Paulo. Klimeck was re-enacting the scene in which Judas commits suicide in repentance for his betrayal of Jesus Christ. Police are investigating...
  • Witness: Cain accuser hugged him during Tea Party meeting a month ago [Sharon Bialek]

    11/08/2011 6:11:55 AM PST · by justlurking · 253 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 2011-11-07 | MICHAEL SNEED
    They hugged each other backstage in a full embrace like old friends. She grabbed his arm and whispered in his left ear. She kept talking as he bent to listen, and he kept saying “Uh, huh. Uh, huh.” Huh? “I don’t know if what she was giving him was a sucker punch, but he didn’t put his arm down while she was talking to him,” said the Sneed source.
  • Mitch McConnell Just Proposed the “Pontius Pilate Pass the Buck Act of 2011"

    07/12/2011 2:23:28 PM PDT · by Qbert · 109 replies
    Redstate ^ | 7/12/2011 | Erick Erickson
    Mitch McConnell is right now talking about making a historic capitulation. So fearful of being blamed for a default, McConnell is proposing a compromise that lets Barack Obama raise the debt ceiling without making any spending cuts at all. Consider sending McConnell a weasel as testament to his treachery. His address is 601 W. Broadway, Room 630, Louisville, KY 40202 and the phone number is (502) 582-6304. McConnell’s idea is to make the debt ceiling automatic unless Congress, by a 2/3 vote blocks the increase. Oh yes, he put a salve on it by dressing it up in tough talk...
  • Mitch McConnell urges tea partiers: It's time to create a third party

    07/12/2011 2:14:30 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 40 replies
    This is what progressives do. Grow power in the executive, at the expense of other branches. Once again, you have the republican establishment snatching defeat out of the jaws of victory and putting defeat right back front and center. It's time to light up McConnell's office, no matter what part of the country you're from. One of the headlines regarding what McConnell just said is this: McConnell Proposal Gives Obama Power to Increase Debt Limit And that's exactly the kind of thing that's going to get tea partiers to form a third party. That's the last thing we need. And...
  • In Seeking Pardon For Swindler, Bachmann Convicts Herself of Illiteracy

    06/24/2011 8:57:48 PM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 180 replies · 1+ views
    06/24/2011 | Brices Crossroads
    Michele Bachmann's efforts in 2007-8 to have Drug Dealer and Money Launderer Frank Vennes pardoned for his 1987 convictions have begun to receive some light scrutiny in the media. Some embarrassing details have emerged, including the fact that, while Bachmann was lobbying hard to secure a pardon for him from President Bush, Vennes himself was engaged in a brand new, massive $3.65 billion ponzi scheme, for which he was recently indicted by a Federal Grand Jury. Worse yet, Vennes and his family had donated money to Bachmann--a lot of money--in the 2006 and 2008 campaign cycles, $27,400 to be exact,...
  • Cal Thomas:Bachmann Praise By Matthews'Like Getting Civil Rights Affirmation From David Duke'

    06/18/2011 6:13:35 PM PDT · by curth · 10 replies
    News Busters ^ | June 18, 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters has been reporting since Monday's Republican presidential debate, MSNBC's Chris Matthews is suddenly a big fan of Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's (R-Minn.). On Saturday's "Fox News Watch," syndicated columnist Cal Thomas said, "Chris Matthews praises her, which is sort of like getting a civil rights affirmation from David Duke" (video follows with transcript and commentary): JON SCOTT, HOST: That's new Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann striking a cord at a Republican debate earlier this week. Cal, she got some pretty good reviews from the mainstream press, and yet many of those same members of the press were trying to...
  • Bachmann: Republican voters 'very satisfied' with presidential candidates

    06/17/2011 11:17:59 AM PDT · by Al B. · 129 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 17, 2011 | Michael O'Brien
    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said Friday that it's her sense that Republican voters are "very satisfied" with the field of presidential candidates. Following Monday's debate in New Hampshire, Bachmann said voters were happier with their options. "I think people, especially after the debate on Monday night, were very satisfied with what they saw with the candidates," she said on Fox News. [...] She passed, though, both at the debate and on Fox, at leveling tough criticism at former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's (R) state healthcare law. [...] Rather, Bachmann suggested she's more likely to train her sights on President Obama...
  • Bachmann strategist blasts Palin: 'Not serious'

    06/07/2011 8:36:29 AM PDT · by Al B. · 279 replies
    Politico ^ | June 7, 2011 | Ben Smith
    Michelle Bachmann's new top consultant, Ed Rollins, began his tenure with scathing criticism of potential Bachmann rival Sarah Palin. "Sarah has not been serious over the last couple of years," Rollins told Brian Kilmeade on his radio show, Kilmeade and friends. "She got the Vice Presidential thing handed to her, she didn't go to work in the sense of trying to gain more substance, she gave up her governorship." He suggested that the contrast would favor Bachmann. "Michele Bachmann and others [have] worked hard, she has been a leader of the Tea Party which is a very important element here,...
  • Lady Gaga outrages Catholics during Holy Week with new single 'Judas'

    04/20/2011 7:51:16 AM PDT · by surroundedbyblue · 41 replies · 1+ views ^ | 4/19/2011
    Pop provocateur Lady Gaga has managed to outrage and insult many Catholics by leaking her new song, “Judas” just two days before the start of Holy Week. "It's always edgy and always (about) our religion," Bill Donohue, spokesperson for the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, said about frequent pop culture attacks on the Church. "(And) all during Holy Week." In “Judas,” Lady Gaga sings about her love for Judas, the infamous apostle who betrayed Jesus. "Jesus in my virtue and Judas is the demon I cling to...I'm just a holy fool, oh baby he's so cruel, but I'm...
  • Chico Supporter Stirs Controversy, Calls Rahm Emanuel “(Wall Street) Judas”

    02/16/2011 7:14:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 2/16/11
    Chico Supporter Stirs Controversy, Calls Emanuel “Judas”UPDATED 2/16/11 7:32 p.m. CHICAGO (CBS) – A key supporter of mayoral candidate Gery Chico has raised some eyebrows by saying something about Rahm Emanuel that the Emanuel campaign called blatantly ugly. Jim Sweeney, head of of Operating Engineers Local 150, was endorsing Chico Tuesday night at a labor rally when he called Emanuel a “Wall Street Judas.” **SNIP** Emanuel’s campaign didn’t like any of it. In a statement Wednesday, Emanuel – who is Jewish – said “I have absolute confidence that the people of the city of Chicago will see this comment for...
  • DA: Molest Suspect Compares Self to Jesus

    12/16/2010 1:15:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 1+ views
    NBC San Diego ^ | Thu, Dec 16, 2010 | STEVEN LUKE and R. STICKNEY
    A La Mesa karate instructor, out on bail while facing chargers of molesting a teenage boy, was back in court Thursday for a bail review. According to prosecutors, Eric Protas, 38, has been spending time on the Internet, posting comments to a Facebook page comparing himself to Jesus and his teen accuser to Judas. Protas is accused of sexually abusing a former student over a one-year period. Prosecutors allege that Protas had sexual contact with the victim 300 times in the past year and a half. Prosecutors asked the judge to increase bail based on the Facebook activity and comments...
  • AM Alert: Governor Maldo

    09/10/2010 8:07:34 AM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 9/10/10 | Kevin Yamamura
    When the governor's away, the lite gov will play ... the role of governor. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was wheels up for Asia yesterday, where he's spending six days promoting California's trade partnerships in China, Japan and South Korea. While Schwarzenegger is out of the country, Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado gets the job of acting governor. And act he will. Today, Maldonado will put his John Hancock on legislation providing school funding and a land agreement touted as a job creator.
  • Judas and Matthias - The betrayer and his replacement [Pope Benedict XVI]

    05/14/2010 8:13:26 PM PDT · by Salvation · 18 replies · 343+ views ^ | October 18, 2006 | Pope Benedict XVI
    Judas and Matthias Pope Benedict XVI The betrayer and his replacement teach us many life lessons, including to make sure that our own witness as followers of Jesus is clear and spotless At the General Audience on Wednesday, 18 October, the Holy Father continued to reflect on the Church's Apostolic Ministry for those gathered in St. Peter's Square by speaking of the Apostles Judas Iscariot and Matthias. The following is a translation of his Catechesis in Italian.Dear Brothers and Sisters,Today, concluding our walk through the portrait gallery of the Apostles called directly by Jesus during his earthly life, we...
  • Obtuse Rangel: Charlie seems to have forgotten his Sunday school lessons (SAINT Judas?)

    04/08/2010 7:35:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 694+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 4/03/10
    Obtuse Rangel: Charlie seems to have forgotten his Sunday school lessonsSaturday, April 3rd 2010, 4:00 AM These are rough days for Rep. Charlie Rangel. He talks and some amazing things burst forth from his mouth. None of them more astonishing and hilarious than his great big oopsie Friday. There he was on Holy Thursday, the eve of the most solemn day of the Christian calendar, the day that marks the crucifixion of Christ after history's most notorious betrayal, that of Judas Iscariot. At a political rally, union big Chris Shelton branded Rep. Mike McMahon of Staten Island a "Judas" for...
  • Chopra Blames Own Meditation for Baja Quake (lefty loon alert!)

    04/07/2010 5:03:48 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 28 replies · 744+ views
    AOL ^ | 4/7/2010 | Staff
    (April 5) -- The U.S. Geological Survey is blaming day-to-day seismological changes for Sunday's 7.2 earthquake along the U.S.-Mexico border. But Deepak Chopra, the famed alternative-medicine practitioner and transcendental meditation guru, is pretty sure he knows what really happened. "Had a powerful meditation just now -- caused an earthquake in Southern California," Chopra wrote to his nearly 179,000 Twitter followers shortly after the quake. And then, to clarify: "Was meditating on Shiva mantra & earth began to shake," he tweeted. "Sorry about that."
  • The Judas According to the Gospels

    03/30/2010 4:19:33 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 13 replies · 487+ views ^ | March 22, 2010 | Mike Milton
    I offer this message for sermon fodder for pastors as Holy Week is upon us, but also to all of the Body-of-Christ-at-large for their edification from this most unusual and surprising source: Judas. But does Judas have anything to teach us from Scripture? Do the thirty shekels and the insincere kiss of diabolical betrayal have any lessons from the Lord for the people of God? Open your Bibles and read on.The Judas According to the Gospels: A Maundy Thursday Message from Matthew 10.1-4; Matthew 26.6-16; John 12.4-6; Luke 22.1-6; Matthew 26.20-25; Mark 14.43-46 Michael A. Milton, Ph.D., President and The James...
  • Judas, Alive and Well

    03/29/2010 10:06:18 AM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies · 408+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | March 29, 2010 | Thomas Colyandro, MA, MDiv
    As horrifying as it is to hear it and to speak it, the entire Christian world will once again witness the unfolding drama of the Passion during Holy Week. For many of us, this time will be one of sincere repentance and deep reflection. For some, it will be just another week marking the gentle return to spring. But for others, it will be the perfect time to deny, discredit and attempt to destroy the Truth.This last group consists of people who ally themselves with the forces marshaled by the Adversary himself. These are the ones who propagate the tradition...
  • We've Been Had

    03/27/2010 4:46:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies · 1,715+ views ^ | March 27, 2010 | Ken Connor
    This time last week, Representative Bart Stupak (D – Michigan) was the hero of social conservatives who were anxious to secure binding language banning federal funding of abortion in the health care legislation. Stupak’s resolve in the face of immense party pressure was commendable – a testament to his unwavering commitment to protecting the unborn despite the political risks. We at the Center for a Just Society shared in Rep. Stupak’s disappointment with those in his party who promoted federally-funded abortion as a means of cutting health care costs. Not surprisingly, Rep. Stupak’s 11th-hour change of heart and subsequent vote...
  • From the Office of Congressman Bart Stupak

    03/25/2010 6:25:37 PM PDT · by MsLady · 101 replies · 1,598+ views
    email letter from Bart Stupak | March 25, 2010 | Bart Stupak
    Thank you for your communication on health care reform legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590), which passed the U.S. House of Representatives on March 21, 2010. I was honored to witness the signing of this historic legislation by President Obama at the White House on March 23, 2010. My vote on health care reform was the most difficult vote I have cast during my 20 years as a state representative and a member of Congress. This legislation will affect every American. During my time in Congress, I have cast several very difficult votes, such as going...
  • And Judas Said Unto Them, “What Will You Give Me If I Betray…?”

    03/22/2010 12:26:22 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 18 replies · 940+ views
    Somewhere in Washington D.C., probably at about one in the morning, a man closed a door against the noise and sat down on his bed. From the haggard, miserable look he had worn the entire evening, I doubt that he was smiling at the darkness. In fact, as the silence closed around, the heavy and unfamiliar sense of being alone, perhaps he got his first suspicion of what the rest of his life is going to be. Only hours ago, the man was considered a veritable American hero. He was considered an honest representative of his people and a Defender...
  • Stupak - ‘You Don’t Buy Me Off’ (Remembering the dog and pony show.)

    03/22/2010 1:00:39 PM PDT · by bronxville · 40 replies · 1,122+ views
    National Review ^ | December, 2009 | Robert Costa
    Stupak tells us that he’s disappointed that Democratic leaders have offered him legislative favors in exchange for supporting Obamacare. “This shouldn’t be a bill where you use hush money,” says Stupak. “This isn’t an appropriations bill where you try to get the best projects for your state.” “In the House, we need to bring equity back into the process,” says Stupak. “We need to cut out those sweetheart deals.” If the deals in question are not removed, Stupak will vote against the bill. In the meantime, he says, “my reservations are growing.” “I’ve spoken with a half-dozen members in the...
  • Thirty dimes as 30 pieces of silver sounds about right to make our point to the lying Judas Stupak

    03/22/2010 6:08:17 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 34 replies · 828+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | March 22, 2010 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    For weeks we were told Michigan’s Bart Stupak was leading a group of pro life Democrats in resisting the certain federal taxpayer funding of abortion in Barack Obama’s health care scheme. For weeks we watched as the little band of men and women first held fast and presented an insurmountable obstacle to the process, then began to melt, then were reduced to half their original number and finally “reach a historic agreement” with Obama as they did yesterday. It was all show business. Stupak was merely playing Obama for whatever he could get. Rank and file pro life Democrats, you...

    03/21/2010 7:03:05 PM PDT · by americanophile · 137 replies · 4,317+ views
    House.Gov ^ | March 19, 2010 | Office of Bart Stupak
    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Bart Stupak (D-Menominee) announced three airports in northern Michigan have received grants totaling $726,409 for airport maintenance and improvements. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration. “This federal funding will help these airports better provide critical services to communities in northern Michigan,” Stupak said. “I am pleased the FAA has made this investment in our local airports and the individuals and businesses they serve.” Alpena County Regional Airport received a grant of $85,500 to acquire friction measuring equipment, specifically a decelermeter and tow vehicle, to replace equipment that has...
  • We Can’t Let Bart Stupak Go Without A Judas Like Parting Gift (Too funny)

    03/21/2010 5:42:20 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 78 replies · 1,948+ views
    Red State ^ | 3/21/2010 | Erick Erickson
    We can’t Bart Stupak go without a parting gift. Judas, after all, got 30 silver coins to sell out our Lord. Stupak needs something for selling out all the children sent off to be slaughtered thanks to his “compromise” that any President can pen away to oblivion — notwithstanding the questionable legal assumptions behind it. Let’s send him 100 silver coins. It’s only a $4.00 investment on your part. Order them and send them to: Congressman Bart Stupak (you’ll not want to use the word honorable) 1229 W. Washington St. Marquette, MI 49855 (906) 228 3700
  • Pence to Stupak: You traded 30 years of pro-life law for a promise from most pro-choice president

    03/21/2010 4:01:01 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 64 replies · 1,824+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 21, 2010 | Allahpundit
    Worth posting if only because one of the few things the left and right agree on today is that Obama’s executive order is essentially meaningless. Liberals, per dKos, David Corn, and Ezra Klein, think the Senate bill already does what Stupak wants it to do by maintaining the status quo on abortion funding, which means the EO is gratuitous. Pence thinks the Senate bill is a sharp break from the status quo, but since an EO is flimsy to begin with and an EO on this subject from someone as adamantly pro-choice as The One is even flimsier, it’s not...
  • A church's parting thought (Catholic Caucus)

    01/30/2010 6:57:31 PM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies · 408+ views
    Michigan Catholic ^ | 1/15/2010 | Robert Delaney
    MOUNT CLEMENS – Some people still take off right after Communion at St. Peter Church, but not as many now that they have to walk under signs that read "Judas left early too." Fr. Cooney says putting the signs up at each of the three exits was "a bit of Irish diplomacy" aimed at addressing a long-standing source of frustration for many Catholic priests: people who leave Mass early, rather than staying for the dismissal. Perhaps one of the reasons the signs had a positive effect is that he introduced them with humor, rather than scolding the congregation, he believes....
  • Jimmy Carter Offers Jews An ‘Al Chet’& Asks For Forgiveness

    12/21/2009 8:24:28 PM PST · by lbryce · 51 replies · 1,822+ views
    The Yeshiva World ^ | December 21, 2009 | Dov Gordon
    Former US President Jimmy Carter is asking for forgiveness of the Jewish community for forgiveness for any stigma he may have caused Israel. “…..I have the hope and a prayer that the State of Israel will flourish as a Jewish state within secure and recognized borders in peaceful co-existence with its neighbors and with all the Moslem States, and that this peaceful co-existence will bring security, prosperity and happiness to the people of Israel and to the people of the Middle East of all faiths. “We must recognize Israel’s achievements under difficult circumstances, even as we strive in a positive...
  • Huckabee: Nelson like Judas on health care reform

    12/20/2009 4:35:00 PM PST · by freespirited · 17 replies · 1,011+ views
    Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee says those unhappy with the health care overhaul set to be pushed through the Senate this week should express their displeasure at the polls next November. Huckabee spoke Sunday to a raucous crowd of about 1,800 people at an Omaha rally sponsored by Americans for Prosperity of Nebraska. Huckabee says the vote on health care reform is a pivotal moment in American history, and he took Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson to task for deciding to support the measure. Huckabee went so far as to compare Nelson to Judas in the biblical story of Jesus'...
  • Dems heckled Bush, but Wilson was different

    09/10/2009 7:13:36 AM PDT · by indcons · 64 replies · 2,753+ views
    Politico ^ | glenn thrush
    Joe Wilson's 15 minutes of infamy notwithstanding, Democrats were pretty rough on George W. Bush during a joint sessions a few years back. Two examples: In 2004, Democrats delivered a “Chorus Of Boos” during Bush's Bush’s State Of The Union when he called for renewal of the Patriot Act., according to the Washington Times. In 2005, Dems howled, hissed and shouted "No!" when Bush pushed for Social Security reform in the SOU: "Foreshadowing the contentiousness of the coming debate, Democrats broke decorum and booed twice," according to the National Journal. At the time, CNN's Bill Schneider remarked, “It was unusual....
  • Pennsylvania Democrats give Specter mixed welcome

    05/15/2009 10:54:10 AM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies · 562+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/15/9 | KIMBERLY HEFLING and MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press Writer
    Allentown, Pa. (AP) -- Some Democrats who opened their arms to party switcher Sen. Arlen Specter have softened the embrace. Progressive grassroots activists this week posted a fundraising Web link to draft Rep. Joe Sestak to challenge Specter in next year's Pennsylvania Democratic primary. And labor leaders in the state repeatedly have warned that a decision on whether they endorse Specter depends on whether he supports a bill making it easier for unions to organize. At a recent Jefferson Jackson Democratic dinner in Pittsburgh sponsored by the Allegheny County Democratic Committee, Chairman Jim Burn said the mood about Specter's switch...
  • Biden (in Houston for DNC fundraiser) says he helped persuade Specter to switch

    04/29/2009 8:24:27 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 46 replies · 1,085+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 28, 2009, 9:26PM | ALAN BERNSTEIN
    ...Biden was in town for a Democratic National Committee fundraising reception at the River Oaks home of lawyer Neal Manne — who served as Specter’s chief of staff in Washington in the 1980s... The vice president said that, as a senator from Delaware, he was Specter’s best friend in the Senate for 33 years, and that he and Manne “have been trying to remind Arlen that he is really Democrat.” “I have been working on that in earnest for the past four years and double time for the past 100 days (as vice president),” Biden added. “It seems only appropriate,”...
  • WILLIE BROWN: Sen. Abel Maldonado pulls off a political coup

    02/22/2009 8:29:54 AM PST · by SmithL · 15 replies · 987+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/22/9 | Willie World
    State Sen. Abel Maldonado wins the play of the week award, even if it did make him the most unpopular politician in Sacramento. Maldonado, R-Santa Maria (Santa Barbara County), had been waiting a long time for this moment. When the opportunity arose - with the state about to go into meltdown mode if the budget deal fell apart - he played it just right. All along, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger thought he had Maldonado's vote in his pocket. After all, the moderate Maldonado had always played ball with the governor before, bucking fellow Republicans by voting to increase the minimum wage...
  • AM Alert: What Maldonado got

    02/19/2009 8:20:07 AM PST · by SmithL · 8 replies · 849+ views
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 2/19/9 | Shane Goldmacher
    It's almost done. State senators were approving a deal to close the state's $40 billion budget deficit this morning after agreeing to give Sen. Abel Maldonado, R-Santa Maria, most of the changes he demanded in exchange for providing the crucial 27th vote. Here's what he got: * A constitutional amendment establishing an open primary system. The measure will place on the June 2010 ballot an open primary proposal affecting congressional and state races in 2012 and beyond. Under the plan, the top two candidates in a primary would face off in a general election. Candidates would not participate in partisan...
  • CNN BREAKING- Tenative Deal Reached For $780B PORKULUS-Susan Collins folded!!!

    02/06/2009 2:45:31 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 566 replies · 27,282+ views
    2-6-09 | TCRLAF
    more as it becomes available...
  • FReep this Poll (Catholics and Yeah, Come On, Everybody Else)

    11/22/2008 4:56:25 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 39 replies · 693+ views
    Catholics United Against Catholicism ^ | November 22, 2008 | "Catholics" "United"
    Catholics and, for the love of God, everybody else, please FReep this poll. Catholics United is the front group that organized Catholics for Obama. The organizers, Chris Korzen and James Salt, are veterans of Catholics for Kerry, and literally never saw a pro-abort Catholic they didn't try to paint haloes and auras around. They make very clever use of Catholic symbols, documents and God-talk to promote their Kmiec-style deviationism. In this poll I'm asking you to FReep, they want feedback on what their lobbying priorities ought to be. Check "common-ground ways to reduce abortions." What they mean by that?...
  • McCain "Calms the Crowd" at Minnesota Town Meeting

    10/10/2008 3:41:37 PM PDT · by Sibre Fan · 585 replies · 17,247+ views
    The Page / Time Magazine ^ | 10/10/2008 | Mark Halperin
    After days of watching in silence, McCain calms the crowd at his Minnesota town meeting. “I want everyone to be respectful. And let’s make sure we are, because that’s the way politics is done in America.” Tells one supporter who says he’s scared of an Obama presidency: “I have to tell you, he is a decent person, a person that you do not have to be scared [of] as president of the United States.” After a woman calls Obama “an Arab,” McCain interrupts to say: “No, ma’am. He is a decent family man, citizen
  • The Gospel of Judas -- The Betrayal of Truth

    06/09/2008 1:01:02 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 110 replies · 159+ views ^ | May 28, 2008 | Al Mohler
    When the National Geographic Society and a team of designated scholars announced the "discovery" and release of the document known as the "Gospel of Judas" the international media went after the story with a frenzy. Headlines around the world claimed that the discovery would force a complete reconstruction of Christianity. As I explained then:The resurgence of interest in Gnostic texts such as "The Gospel of Thomas" and "The Gospel of Judas" is driven by an effort, at least on the part of some figures, to argue that early Christianity had no essential theological core. Instead, scholars such as Elaine Pagels...
  • Bill O'Reilly interview with Scott McClellan (Yes Scott you are a Judas!)

    06/02/2008 8:28:30 PM PDT · by jrooney · 37 replies · 151+ views
    The O'Reilly Factor | 06-02-08 | Me
    I just watched the interview, and it is clear Scott McClellan is a Judas. He revels in the left talking points and has a smirk throughout the interview. At the end of the day when the interviews are done and the book no longer sells, Scott will have no friends. The left will not want him and the right will never touch him. Get a dog Scott, he will be your only friend. Or he might not like you either. Can't blame him, dogs are smart. History will frame you as the Judas Benedict Arnold you are.
  • Will the Real Scott Please Stand Up?

    06/02/2008 10:58:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 231+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 2, 2008 | Trent D. Duffy
    Since you're not answering my e-mails anymore, I'm writing to pose a few questions that haven't been asked on your truth, honesty and candor tour: · Was it the truth or a lie when you told me, during a series of personal discussions in your West Wing office in late 2005 and early 2006 (at the apex of what you now call your period of "disillusionment" and "dismay"), that you were happy in your job and proud to serve President Bush and that you had no intention of leaving soon? What about in April 2006, when rumors swirled about a...
  • Scott McClellan Originally Wanted to Attack Media, Defend Bush

    06/02/2008 8:07:42 AM PDT · by · 47 replies · 178+ views ^ | Matthew Sheffield
    Although today his book is being touted by left-wing reporters and pundits, his initial plans for the project show former White House press secretary Scott McClellan intended to take a much different approach, one that was more sympathetic to President Bush but also quite hard on the "liberal elites" of the Washington press corps and their "hostility" toward the administration. Reading through McClellan's original book proposal, obtained by, it is clear that before his editor Peter Osnos took the book on a sharp leftward turn, McClellan wanted to turn the tables on foes in the press gallery including far-left...