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Breaking News: Vatican Reverses Stance On Gay Marriage After Meeting Tony And Craig

VATICAN CITY—In a stunning and unexpected reversal of long-standing doctrine, Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed the Roman Catholic Church’s unequivocal support for gay marriage Tuesday, just hours after meeting Stonington, CT couple Tony Ruggiero and Craig Housinger.

The papal decree—which authorizes priests to administer the sacrament of holy matrimony to same-sex partners and explicitly states that “homosexual relations between two consenting adults is not, and never has been, a sin”—was reportedly a direct result of the pope sharing an afternoon of engaging conversation and hearty laughter with the gay couple.

“Not only are Tony and Craig complete sweethearts, but anyone who spends more than two minutes with them can see they’re clearly perfect for each other,” said Benedict, who in the past has described homosexual behavior as a grave disease that threatens all of humanity. “They’re fun, gracious, and simply wonderful company. And you can tell they have something special just by the way they look at each other.”

“They’re soulmates, really,” added the pope, smiling. “Allowing them to formalize their union in the Church is the least we could do for them.”

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Via: The Onion ‘America’s Finest News Source’

http://www.theonion.com/articles/vatican-reverses-stance-on-gay-marriage-after-meet,20912/

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July 14, 2011 Posted by | Breaking News | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Obama Warns Cantor ‘Don’t Call My Bluff’ {asshole??}; As Debt Talks Stall

Via: Huffington Post

Lawmakers and the White House had what nearly every party is describing as a “tough” and “testy” meeting on the debt ceiling Wednesday afternoon, culminating in a stormy exchange between President Obama and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.).

It was the fifth straight day of talks, but the first in which attendees, speaking on background, were willing to admit that steps were taken backwards.

According to multiple sources, disagreements surfaced early, in the middle and at the end of the nearly two-hour talks. At issue was Cantor’s repeated push to do a short-term resolution and Obama’s insistence that he would not accept one.

“Eric, don’t call my bluff. I’m going to the American people on this,” the president said, according to both Cantor and another attendee. “This process is confirming what the American people think is the worst about Washington: that everyone is more interested in posturing, political positioning, and protecting their base, than in resolving real problems.”

Cantor, speaking to reporters after the meeting, said that the president “abruptly” walked off after offering his scolding.

“I know why he lost his temper. He’s frustrated. We’re all frustrated,” the Virginia Republican said.

Democratic officials had a different interpretation. “The meeting ended with Cantor being dressed down while sitting in silence,” one official said in an email.

“[The president] said Cantor could not have it both ways of insisting on dollar-for-dollar and STILL NOT BEING OPEN TO REVENUES.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/13/obama-debt-ceiling-meeting_n_897834.html

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It’s nice to see Boehner, Boner, whatever; holding back the tears. barely

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July 14, 2011 Posted by | 2012, Boehner, Breaking News, Cantor, GOP morons, President Obama | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

a short story, nothing more

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suppose …

AMAZING!

I mean he didn’t even know about Boehner, McConnell, Bachmann, Cantor, Paul, Paul, >>>

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July 14, 2011 Posted by | 2012, Bachmann, Boehner, Cantor, GOP morons, Inhofe, McCain, Rand Paul, Ron Paul, teabaggers | , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Quartzsite (AZ) in an uproar, in ‘state of emergency’ due to video on YouTube

Via: Arizona Republic

The Western Arizona town of Quartzsite was in a state of upheaval Monday  after the Town Council ousted the mayor from power and declared a state of  emergency, all because of an online video that shows a woman being arrested.

Mayor Ed Foster told The Associated Press on Monday that the Town Council  held a last-minute meeting that was closed to the public Sunday night, declaring  a state of emergency in the town of 3,600 just east of the California city of  Blythe.

The council’s declaration put Police Chief Jeff Gilbert in charge, making Foster the “deputy chief executive of nothing right now,” he said.

It also  allows the five-member council to meet without public notice and suspend all  public comment at the meetings until the members declare the state of emergency  over.

“I’m going to tell you frankly, this council is out of control,” Foster said.  “The chief has been out of control for some time, and I’ve asked the state  government to help a number of times,” to no avail.

Foster described the government and Gilbert as corrupt and abusive of their  power, and said all their recent actions are frantic efforts to cover up  millions of dollars lining some of their pockets.

http://azstarnet.com/news/state-and-regional/article_44751517-4820-500b-b3f6-42d928d5e1c3.html#ixzz1S1oMNC00

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That’s right, the Taliban have now come to Arizona!

probably reminds ’em of home, huh?

July 14, 2011 Posted by | U.S. Cities | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Florida teabaggers adopts grievance against endangered manatees

Via: Wonkette

Along with the Fed, health care reform, taxes, the TSA, Mexicans and secular governance, everyone can now add  ”harmless, adorable manatees” to the list of things Tea Party Patriots would like to kill.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed new rules to restrict motorized boating in a popular Florida wildlife refuge, because the boats are a threat to the endangered species. County officials have legitimate concerns that some of the regulations may harm business by dampening tourism to the refuge, but the Florida Tea Party, however, is OFFICIALLY UPSET because “God put humans before nature,” and “this is a United Nations plot.”

The St. Petersburg Times reports:

“We cannot elevate nature above people,” explained Edna Mattos, 63, leader of the Citrus County Tea Party Patriots, in an interview. “That’s against the Bible and the Bill of Rights.”

“We believe that (federal regulators’) aim is to control the fish and wildlife, in addition to the use of the land that surrounds this area, and the people that live here and visit. … As most (???) of us know, this all ties in to the United Nations’ Agenda 21 and Sustainability.”

http://wonkette.com/449355/florida-tea-party-adopts-grievance-against-endangered-manatees#more-449355

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July 14, 2011 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, teabaggers | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The teabaggers think the debt-limit ‘scare’ is like the movie 2012

Via: CNN Money

‘Moody’s gives Republicans what they insanely want’

Moody’s put the United States’ triple-A credit rating on review for a possible downgrade, citing a “small but rising risk of a short-lived default.”

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Earth to Republicans, anyone home? No answer. Which suggests those awaiting progress on the bloated U.S. budget and shrunken federal tax intake are engaging in wishful thinking.

Moody’s certainly did not seem to be heartened. It said the review “is prompted by the possibility that the debt limit will not be raised in time to prevent a missed payment of interest or principal on outstanding bonds and notes.” The rating agency said the probability of a default on interest is “low but no longer … de minimis.”

The Treasury has said the government will run out of money Aug. 2 if the $14.29 trillion debt ceiling isn’t raised. That could put the U.S. in default on its obligations, a state of affairs that all sane people agree would be disastrous, raising the risk of flight from the dollar and permanently higher federal borrowing costs.

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But Tea Partiers, rather than sane people, are a major force in the so-called debate in Washington right now, and there is every reason to believe that many of them would like to see the government blown up because it would make for a MEMORABLE SPECTACLE!

http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2011/07/13/moodys-gives-republicans-what-they-insanely-want/

July 14, 2011 Posted by | American photoghaphers, GOP morons, teabaggers | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wall Street Warns Congress: The Economy Post-Default Is A Man Post-‘Suicide’

Via: Huffington Post

Financial markets have yet to take a dive over Congress’s inability to raise the nation’s debt ceiling, likely because of repeated assurances from Washington that a resolution will be reached.

But time for negotiations is not infinite. In several recent reports, analysts at some the nation’s largest banks are resorting to truly hyperbolic terms in an effort to warn lawmakers and investors alike about the fallout of the debt limit being breached.

“Asking what the U.S. economy might look like after a possible U.S. Treasury default is akin to asking ‘what will you do after you commit suicide,’ wrote Steven Wieting, Managing Director in the Economic and Market Analysis team of Citigroup, in a July 11, 2011 report.

“It’s still nearly unthinkable,” he added, running through a scenario in which government spending were slashed by $100 billion per month, checks from the Treasury were drastically cut, Social Security payments were chopped down $25 billion per month and payments for military personnel salaries essentially froze.

“We doubt that even the most extremist of policymakers believes that private economic activity will immediately fill the void left by so large a drop in these deficit-financed ‘income’ streams. Their many constituents would let them know the personal impact whatever the perceived benefits.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/13/wall-streets-warns-congress-debt_n_897472.html

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“Their many constituents would let them know the personal impact whatever the perceived benefits.”, it would be a little late, don’t you think?

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And then, and then, and THEN; you have Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and Rep. Steve King (R-IA), {see photo}, doing shit like this:

WASHINGTON — Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) accused both the president and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) of misleading the American people about the need to increase the debt limit by Aug. 2, saying on Wednesday advisers to the president are lying about the urgency of raising the debt ceiling.

“The speaker is getting bad advice,” Gohmert said at a press conference. “I guess the problem with the speaker and him saying that [the debt limit needs to be raised by Aug. 2] is that he listened to the president. I’ll urge the speaker not to believe the president anymore.”

Gohmert, along with Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and Steve King (R-Iowa), introduced a bill on Wednesday that would require the president to pay off interest on the nation’s debt first, IF the debt limit is not increased by Aug. 2.

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Jesus H.; we won’t have money to pay for ANYTHING, let alone interest on the debt, IF WE DEFAULT!

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July 14, 2011 Posted by | 2012, Bachmann, GOP morons | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment