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Newsweek pulls a funny 
10th-Jul-2009 08:45 pm
Unintentionally, sadly. The reporter evidently doesn't know why Why Barack Obama represents American Catholics better than the pope does. is a funny headline: for her, it's simply true that the pope doesn't toe the line like he should. She would be outraged if she were confronted with the logical consequences of her own positions. I will pray that she is spared them.
11th-Jul-2009 07:12 am (UTC)
Wait, you mean Barack Obama isn't Pope yet? I mean, he's sort of like God, right, so shouldn't he be the Pope or at least tell the Pope what to do?
11th-Jul-2009 03:44 pm (UTC)
You've caught the tone right there.
11th-Jul-2009 07:48 am (UTC)
Sadly, this is consistent with everything that No News Week has been pulling for the last few years. Wanna know what is funny? I gave up reading it years ago because I found it too close to neo-liberist ideas. Now it suddenly reappears across my consciousness, from a wholly PC and pseudo-progressive position. Have I missed something?
11th-Jul-2009 03:44 pm (UTC)
The election of Obama had many effects: one of which was a shakeup of the news media in the US to reflect his outlook. Since he hasn't had a thought newer than the 1970s, expect the same outlook from them.
11th-Jul-2009 08:06 pm (UTC)
"She would be outraged if she were confronted with the logical consequences of her own positions"

Sorry if I'm missing the patently obvious: but... what would those be? I mean, in reference to the article: the average newspaperman of leftwart bent doesn't seem to appreciate what their stated beliefs require...
12th-Jul-2009 08:37 am (UTC)
That if Sarah Palin were to be elected POTUS (and I for one think that is likely).... you figure it out.
12th-Jul-2009 08:41 am (UTC)
The Kennedys are living on the moral capital of the murdered patriarchs they betray. Jack was a staunch anti-Communist who risked war with the USSR; Robert was his heir. Ted sold the ideas of both of them down the river after they were dead, and kept up only the legacy of oversexedness. The rest of the family took up the legacy of denial and betrayal. Incidentally, another female kennedy was ambassador to Ireland not so long ago; as I recall, she embarrassed the Irish and the Yanks, and infuriated the British, by being more Fenian than the IRA.
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