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Sat Sep 6, 2014, 08:57 PM

Billionaire Ken Langone vs Pope Francis: Fat wallet, thin skin

I do think it is amazing that the cable media has been so quiet about a billionaire threatening to withhold donations because of the Pope's comments about income inequality. It just goes to show how corrupt our mainstream media has become.

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-ken-langone-20140103-story.html#page=1

Is it a law of evolution that the fatter the wallet, the thinner the skin? The wallet of Ken Langone, the billionaire co-founder of Home Depot, is so fat he he must sit on it funny, yet there he was the other day, crabbing to CNBC about Pope Francis' missive to the effect that the rich are indifferent to the poor.

Langone was careful to attribute his complaints to an unnamed fellow plutocrat, who being a rich person ostensibly took the Pope's remarks as an insult. Langone claimed his friend was so upset by the Pope's remarks that he was reconsidering a donation for the renovation of New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral.


If Langone sounds a little like the guy with an embarrassing condition opening his medical consultation with the words, "Doc, I've got this friend...," so be it. Langone told CNBC he advised Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York that the pope should cool it with the finger-pointing at the rich. ("You get more with honey than with vinegar," he said.) Dolan promised to explain to the reluctant donor that he was "misunderstanding" the pope's words and suggested he would explicate the pope's words in a more emollient way. "And then," Dolan said hopefully, "he's going to say, 'OK, if that's the case, count me in for St. Patrick's Cathedral.'"

Remember, this is all about a $180-million project to renovate the big cathedral on Fifth Avenue, which suggests that the priorities of the New York diocese may not leave so much room for "misunderstanding" the pope's message.

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murielm99 Sep 2014 #1
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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Sep 6, 2014, 09:48 PM

1. Trump is another.

Asses, both of them.

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Sat Sep 6, 2014, 10:15 PM

2. Interesting

This is a very interesting post.

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