The pope told reporters on board the plane that paedophilia was an "illness" whose sufferers had lost their free will.
I thought the bible stated that free will was given by god to men, and that the Catholic Church makes a big thing out if this… Does this mean it was “gods will” that children should be raped by perverted old men? Who the fuck would worship such a disgusting concept?
And what does it tell you about the people who where covering up for these pederasts?
So two men kissing is not a crime, but it is a “great sin”, and raping little boys is not a crime because whoever does it just lost their free will?
Stephen Colbert is holding a rally: the March to Keep Fear Alive.
The total amount raised currently sits just below $240,000, and Jon Stewart has joined the cause with his Rally to Restore Sanity.
From the comments: I’m thinking my sign will read: “I have carefully checked the spelling of my sign.”
iPad sales are slashing laptop sales by as much as 50 per cent, according to the boss of US retailer Best Buy.
Sounds significant, right? Well, read on:
The company will make iPads available in all its 1,093 shops.
This is advertising dressed as market research.
WATCH: Christine O’Donnell’s Masturbation Stance: http://bit.ly/bTmUyP
Somehow this reminds me of Larry Craig…
I have been thinking about those extraordinary remarks suggesting that atheism was the key factor in Nazism. It was no random insult, nor was it simply a sign of rambling insanity. The pope is an intellectual, a politician, a man who knows exactly what he is doing with the words he uses.
My conclusion is that the Nazi remarks were a deliberate attempt to deflect the anticipated protests about the scandal of the child sex abuse cover-ups in the RCC.
We know from comments made before the visit that both the Vatican and the UK govt were deeply concerned that the visit might be overshadowed by the sex abuse issue; so what could be more natural than that they would have put their heads together to try to find a way to prevent that happening? And what better method could they possibly find than to launch an attack on the likely protestors – an attack of such grotesque obscenity that we would be immediately deflected into protesting about that rather than the real issue?
It is inconceivable to me that the UK government didn’t know exactly what was going to be in the pope’s speech at Holyroodhouse this morning. Not only that, but had that Nazi comparison been made about ANY other group in British society, government officials would have been falling over one another in their rush to distance themselves from it. The fact this hasn’t happened suggests very strongly to me that this was a put-up job, an indicator of their determination to prevent the visit turning into an embarrassment to the pope (and therefore the government), as well as of the depth of their fear that it might.
A former lobbyist has decided to plead guilty and cooperate in a Justice Department probe of campaign donations to members of Congress who directed hundreds of millions of dollars to defense contractors without competitive bidding.
Paul Magliocchetti pleaded not guilty to an 11-count indictment felony indictment on Aug. 20. He is charged with paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal donations to scores of campaigns dating back to 2003 to enrich himself and increase his firm’s influence with public officials. The former lobbyist was to have gone on trial Oct. 5.
Isn’t it nice how they call this “illegal donations” instead of “bribes” and “campaign funds” instead of “corrupt politicians”?
Fox News has been accused at times by progressives of acting as an arm of the Republican Party, particularly in the wake of its parent company’s $1 million donation last month to the Republican Governors Association. During the current election season, however, that support has become particularly noticeable.
When Sarah Palin spoke with Fox’s Bill O’Reilly on Wednesday about Tea Party candidate Christine O’Donnell’s campaign in Delaware, the two of them sounded less like a host and a news analyst than like a pair of political strategists hashing over plans for how Fox could best serve the Republican Party.
Palin even went so far as to advise that if O’Donnell is going to overcome negative perceptions of her, "She’s going to have to … get out there, speak to the American people, speak through Fox News."