Who Even Knows *What* the Pope is Talking About?

Pope Francis writes these mysterious and inexplicable words: 53. Just as the commandment “Thou shalt not kill” sets a clear limit in order to safeguard the value of human life, today we also have to say “thou shalt not” to an economy of exclusion and inequality. Such an economy kills. How can it be that [Read More…]

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Dinesh D’Souza is not the Martyr you were looking for. [Read more…]

Conservapedia’s Conservative Bible Project

…is a particularly piquant and hilarious demonstration of the sheer hubris and insanity of the Thing That Used to Be Conservativism.  Sane conservatives sit back in amazement.  The mouth opens.  The mouth closes.  Nothing comes out.  Nothing can be said to such pure, unreflective, blind pride.  Frank Weathers aptly describes it as “The Valhalla of [Read More…]

Fascinating Clash of Ideology and Reality

The old joke used to be about the Marxist who, presented with some plan for reviving the economy that held huge promise, replied, “Oh sure it will work in fact.  But will it work in theory?”  Here is a plan that seems to be doing very good things to help the homeless in Utah, but [Read More…]

Rush Just Keeps Getting Better

Did El Rushbo Make Il Papa TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year? “Now, I’m not a narcissist and I don’t think everything’s about me…” Mhm. [Read more…]

Rush Limbaugh Explains it All For You

“My point is I’ve got no bias against it*, quite the contrary, and I was literally stunned** by what I read in that Reuters report. Because if it weren’t for capitalism, there wouldn’t be a Catholic Church***.” * “no bias against it” appears to, in fact, mean “no knowledge of it”. Now that he is [Read More…]

The Odious Stuart Varney…

…assists Adam Shaw’s assault on pope Francis by carrying forward the video portion of the FOX war on the Holy Father (warning: some typical Daily Show crudities): The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook This is not going to change because a) Pope Francis is not going to change [Read More…]

The Thing that Used to Be Conservatism Puts out a Hit on Francis

…in which we look at some of the emerging strategies that are being deployed as Rush Limbaugh and FOX declare war Francis and Catholic Social Teaching. Some people think FOX and the secular Right “value people of faith”. They do, exactly as the butcher values the lamb. Now that Shepherd Francis has begun alerting the [Read More…]

FOX: Our First Line of Defense Against Pope Francis

Well, apparently the ipsi dixit of Rush Limbaugh is percolating through the Rightwingosphere. FOX News has decided to weigh in on the clear and present danger of Pope Francis’ “pure Marxism” with just about the strongest bull (so to speak) of excommunication it could by comparing him to the one who (in the FOXiverse) occupies [Read More…]

Lunatics Taking Over the GOP Asylum

Rod Dreher looks at how the battle lines are shaping up.  Basically, in one corner you have the establishment types: servants of corporate oligarchs.  In the other corner, you have a fevered mob of crazy people who seriously believed that if the GOP had just gone ahead and burned down the global economy, a just [Read More…]