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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:13 PM

You won't have Benedict XVI to kick around anymore

Pope Leaves Vatican In Helicopter (VIDEO)

Pope Benedict XVI has left the building.

After pledging his loyalty to a yet-to-be-named successor, Benedict left the Vatican on a helicopter ride to Castel Gandolfo, a town outside Rome. He officially retires at 8pm local time, when he will officially take up the title of "pope emeritus."

Video of his departure:



http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/pope-leaves-vatican-in-helicopter-video

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Reply You won't have Benedict XVI to kick around anymore (Original post)
Capt. Obvious Feb 2013 OP
zbdent Feb 2013 #1
ChisolmTrailDem Feb 2013 #2
zbdent Feb 2013 #10
ocpagu Mar 2013 #11
monmouth3 Feb 2013 #3
ChisolmTrailDem Feb 2013 #6
Wolf Frankula Feb 2013 #4
Rex Feb 2013 #5
Capt. Obvious Feb 2013 #8
Rex Feb 2013 #9
Fire Walk With Me Feb 2013 #7

Response to Capt. Obvious (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:39 PM

1. What time does his plane land in Brazil?

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Response to zbdent (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:42 PM

2. Ok, that went right over my head. Is he going to Brazil? I would get it if you

had said Argentina. I think.

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 07:13 PM

10. always heard of "The Boys from Brazil" ...

as some tie to Nazis.

Didn't have the time to look up the film. Mengele cloning Hitler ...

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Response to zbdent (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 04:43 AM

11. It's a nice movie.

 

But I think its title is just a reference to the song "Brazil" of its soundtrack.

It has very few in common with current Brazil and even military regime Brazil (the Latin America dictacorships, though very destructive, were not exactly "orwellian states", rather than Latin "quarteladas").

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Response to Capt. Obvious (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:47 PM

3. The applause and pageantry is disgusting....n/t

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Response to monmouth3 (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:41 PM

6. I would agree if this were a royal wedding...

However, this is the abdication of the Papacy of a 2000+ year-old religious movement. It's a truly historic moment that will be looked upon for centuries.

Anyway, there wasn't all that much pageantry really. He waves goodbye, climbs on a helicopter for a short flight, lands, and again waves and says a few words. President Obama's inauguration parade was much more so pageantry than Pope Benedict's departure.

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Response to Capt. Obvious (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:34 PM

4. Altar Boys are Singing

"If I Had a Rocket Launcher" by Bruce Cockburn.

Wolf

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Response to Capt. Obvious (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:38 PM

5. Ron is that you?

nt.

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Response to Rex (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:20 PM

8. He's my second cousin

twice removed

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Response to Capt. Obvious (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:30 PM

9. hehe.

Awesome!

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Response to Capt. Obvious (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:51 PM

7. He's going to where all the rest of the aging NAZIs are hiding?

 

(Do I have to dig up the photo of him as a Hitler Youth? No, I don't.)

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