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The Butler didi IT!

Pope's brother: Pontiff was troubled by butler's revelations

Pope Benedict XVI was troubled by "some great challenges" during his time in office -- including allegations of corruption within the church that were illegally exposed by his former butler and his relationship with a controversial Catholic brotherhood -- the pontiff’s brother said Tuesday.

Speaking to reporters in Germany, Georg Ratzinger said the pope was “doing relatively well” and his announcement Monday that he was going to stand down had not had an effect on his health.

On Monday, Benedict, 85, explained his resignation, saying that the papacy required “strength of mind and body” and his had deteriorated in recent months. On Tuesday, the Vatican acknowledged for the first time that the pope has had a pacemaker for years and that its battery was replaced a few months ago in secret, Reuters reported.

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/12/16936793-popes-brother-pontiff-was-troubled-by-butlers-revelations?lite

Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Feb 12, 2013, 04:21 PM (0 replies)

What will happen if this man becomes Pope?


Cardinal Peter Turkson: The first Ghanaian cardinal, he's president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the Vatican’s point man on Catholicism in Africa. An energetic 64 years old, Turkson is considered to be more moderate than some other contenders but hardly a radical. Asked about the spread of AIDS in Africa, he said abstinence was a better solution than condoms. A couple of years ago, he said the first black pope would have a "rough time" and he wasn't bucking for the job.

From a who's next article: http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/11/16926298-whos-next-8-cardinal-contenders-who-could-succeed-pope-benedict?lite


What will racist catholics do if a black man become Pope, first a black President then the Pope? What will this world come to?

Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Feb 11, 2013, 04:06 PM (40 replies)

Wheeeee - Ever feel like this everyday?

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Feb 6, 2013, 02:46 PM (1 replies)

The Key word here is COSMETIC

GOP embraces cosmetic makeover, tweaking tone not principles

After their electoral drubbing last November — their second straight in a presidential contest — Republicans have faced a choice. Do they change their policies or their tone?

For now, many top Republicans in Washington seem to have opted for the latter, deciding that a more articulate re-statement of the party's long-held principles will suffice in their effort to attract new voters to the GOP.

"I wouldn't say shift in policy," pollster Jim McLaughlin said of his advice for fellow Republicans. "Republicans have to make adjustments there, but they have to stick to their principles."

http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/06/16857757-gop-embraces-cosmetic-makeover-tweaking-tone-not-principles?lite&ocid=msnhp&pos=1



Is that anything like putting lipstick on a pig?

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:17 PM (0 replies)

And the GOP wonders why they are out of touch: McCain compares Iranian leader to monkey

Always one to speak -- or Tweet -- his mind, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) Monday made a joke comparing Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to a monkey, something one Republican congressman charged was “racist.”

“So Ahmadinejad wants to be first Iranian in space - wasn't he just there last week?” McCain said in a tweet that also linked to a story about Iran launching a monkey into space.

Some didn’t take so kindly to the not-so-diplomatic quip, prompting McCain, 76, to respond: “Re: Iran space tweet - lighten up folks, can't everyone take a joke?”

Seeing that, Michigan congressman Rep. Justin Amash, 32, shot back.

“Maybe you should wisen up & not make racist jokes,” Amash tweeted.

http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/04/16839299-mccain-compares-iranian-leader-to-monkey-draws-gop-charge-of-racism?lite>1=43001

Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:01 PM (2 replies)

Mitt's son has reportedly been approached by Republican officials about running to fill Kerry's seat

Mitt's son has reportedly been approached by Republican officials about the possibility of running in an April special election to fill John Kerry's seat.


Have a connection to the commonwealth of Massachusetts? Interested in politics? How does a run for John Kerry's vacated Senate seat sound?

These have become familiar questions in Boston political circles, where names ranging from Sen. Ted Kennedy's widow Vicki Kennedy to former Democratic Mass. Gov. Michael Dukakis were mentioned as possible fillers for the interim seat, as well as former Republican Mass. Sen. Scott Brown and actor Ben Affleck for the permanent position.

Now, with Democrat Mo Cowan appointed as interim senator and Brown removing his name from contention, there's another high profile name who may throw his hat into the ring: Tagg Romney.

The Boston Herald reports that Romney, 42, whose father Mitt recently lost his bid to supplant Barack Obama as president of the United States, is considering a run for the vacated seat in an April 30 special election.


http://news.msn.com/politics/report-tagg-romney-weighing-mass-senate-run
Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:59 PM (10 replies)

ABC is spending more time on a dead sniper than a live kidnapped child

This insane how they are worshipping this guy.

Guns, guns, guns.
Posted by liberal N proud | Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:06 AM (63 replies)

This post would have been deleted before the Jury system...

the woman is a first class asswipe http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=2265617

REASON FOR ALERT:

This post is disruptive, hurtful, rude, insensitive, over-the-top, or otherwise inappropriate. (See <a href="http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=aboutus#communitystandards" target="_blank">Community Standards</a>.)

ALERTER'S COMMENTS:

A woman who was stabbed 7 times and brutally beaten is an "asswipe"?

You served on a randomly-selected Jury of DU members which reviewed this post. The review was completed at Sat Jan 26, 2013, 06:14 PM, and the Jury voted 2-4 to LEAVE IT.

Juror #1 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: No explanation given Juror #2 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: This needs to be answered fully in the thread and I know there are a lot of DUers who will rise to the occasion. Juror #3 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: No explanation given Juror #4 voted to HIDE IT and said: Its more than the name calling, it is the whole temperament of the post. This typical troll.

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Posted by liberal N proud | Sat Jan 26, 2013, 06:17 PM (19 replies)

Dolphin Tangled in Fishing Line Approaches Divers for Help

A group of divers were surprised to see a single Bottlenose dolphin approach and linger among them, though it appeared unable to swim normally.

Only after the dolphin continued to circle near around him so insistently did diving instructor Keller Laros begin to realize the animal wasn't merely being curious -- it was actually asking them for help. The dolphin's movements were restricted because it had become entangled in fishing line and a hook was lodged in its pectoral fin.

Incredibly, the wild dolphin then appears to readily comply with Laros's efforts to help, positioning its body to make his work easier, seeming to give full trust in the terrestrial stranger.

Thankfully, Laros was able to remove the line and hook from the dolphin, very likely saving the animal's life.




http://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/dolphin-tangled-fishing-line-approaches-divers-help-video.html

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:30 PM (24 replies)

Will this quote stand the test of time?

"My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it - so long as we seize it together. For we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it."

PRESIDENT OBAMA

Will it be one of those famous quotes we hear in sound bites from this point forward?
Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:48 AM (10 replies)
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