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Pope yesterday.....Chinese president today.....

Putin next next week.....Lame Duck....you betcha.
How's that budget thingy going GOP?

I am not afraid.




"Radical Views" I Can Support

Welfare:

WH Tweet: Pope Francis Just Echoed Obama's "OFFENSIVE" Prayer Breakfast Remarks

The White House tweeted this story out:

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2015/09/but-he-didnt-bring-up-crusades-so-its.html

McDonald's worker closes till to help disabled man eat

Destiny Carreno
16 September at 18:26 Edited


Seeing this today brought tears to my eyes! Compassion has NOT gone out of style.

Today I made a quick stop at McDonald's after work. As I waited in line to order, an elderly handicapped gentleman wheeled himself over to the cashier in front of me. From what I perceived, the gentleman may have had a case of quadriplegia, the same medical condition my uncle has.

The man politely tried to ask the cashier something and it took him a few tries before either of us could understand he was saying "Help me please". Neither of us knew what help he needed, and the cashier suggested a few things before he figured out the gentleman needed help cutting and eating his meal.

To be honest, I thought the cashier wasn't going to help, especially during rush hour in downtown Chicago, but to my shock, he shut down his register and disappeared from view....

Not to get away from helping him, but to wash his hands and put gloves on! I had to stick around and see how this would play out, especially since it hit me so close to home with my own uncle.

The cashier came out from the kitchen, sat down, and began cutting the man's meal and helped him eat.
At that point, the tears started to gather in my eyes. My heart was so appreciative for what he did. I couldn't contain my emotions in the crowded restaurant.


This employee, who put everything on hold for this man, went above and beyond his responsibilties to help this handicapped customer out. That was the kindest and most humble thing I had ever seen.

How many shares and likes can Kenny the cashier get for his awesome service for those in need?
‪#‎McDonald‬'s #13838 ‪#‎Compassion‬ ‪#‎SocialResponsibility‬

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=426188214250401&set=a.107258939476665.1073741828.100005776772002&type=3
http://www.itv.com/news/2015-09-24/mcdonalds-worker-closes-till-to-help-disabled-man-eat/
http://wgntv.com/2015/09/24/chicago-mcdonalds-employee-helps-disabled-man-cut-eat-meal-in-viral-photo/

Democrats BLOCK Planned Parenthood Defunding.

Democrats block Planned Parenthood defunding; McConnell offers 'clean bill'
Erin Kelly, USA TODAY 4:13 p.m. EDT September 24, 2015

WASHINGTON Senate Democrats blocked a bill Thursday to keep the government funded through Dec. 11 because of a Republican provision to strip Planned Parenthood of federal money for a year.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., moved immediately after the vote to try to avert an Oct. 1 government shutdown by filing a new bill that funds federal agencies but does not include the divisive Planned Parenthood provision. A vote on that bill could come as early as Monday.

Senators voted 52-47 Thursday against advancing a government funding bill by McConnell that would have transferred $235 million from Planned Parenthood to women's health clinics that don't perform abortions. Eight Republicans joined all but one Democrat in voting against the motion to advance the bill.

Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.., said it's time for Republicans to change their strategy. She advocated passing a bill to fund the government without tying the legislation to Planned Parenthood.


http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/09/24/senate-democrats-block-bill-defund-planned-parenthood/72695166/

"Why are deadly weapons sold to those who plan to inflict untold suffering on individuals & society"

Standing before Congress, before our guys who sign the checks that fuel most of the world's conflicts, the Pope said:






"Some powerful people make their living with the production of arms. "It's the industry of death"

Pope says many powerful people don't want peace
Francis says arms production is 'industry of death'



Pope Francis said Monday that "many powerful people don't want peace because they live off war". The Argentine pontiff made the hard-hitting comment in response to a question from one of the 7,000 children taking part in an audience held with the Peace Factory organisation. "This is serious," Francis told the children.

"Some powerful people make their living with the production of arms.

"It's the industry of death".


http://www.ansa.it/english/news/vatican/2015/05/11/pope-says-many-powerful-dont-want-peace_be1929fb-80a1-4f31-a099-7f24443e3928.html

'Let Her Come To Me'

Five-year-old Sophie Cruz makes it past security to greet Pope Francis at parade before hand delivering letter asking pontiff to push for US immigration reform
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http://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2015/sep/23/pope-francis-in-washington-dc-live-coverage#block-5602f995e4b0dad81683fb29
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