Catholics Convene Impeachment Inquiry.

Pontiff could be tried by the laity; must be convicted by the Bishops.

“Judas, Judas, Judas”

Catholic faithful may have had enough of Pope Francis’ always vague, often heretical statements.  In what is undoubtedly an historic first, the laity is forming a Formal Inquiry to remove Jorge’ Bergoglio from the Vatican.

This latest controversy began when the pontiff was interviewed by his longtime friend and avowed atheist  Eugenio Scalfari.  In La Repubblica, Scalfari, claims that the Pope told him that once Jesus Christ became incarnate, he was a man, a “man of exceptional virtues” but “not at all a God.”  “I know that Pope Francis conceives Christ as Jesus of Nazareth, man, not God incarnate. Once incarnate, Jesus stops being a God and becomes a man until his death on the cross.”

The teaching of the Catholic Church and most Christian churches is that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was incarnated as fully man and fully God.

As the Catechism of the Catholic Church states, “The unique and altogether singular event of the Incarnation of the Son of God does not mean that Jesus Christ is part God and part man, nor does it imply that he is the result of a confused mixture of the divine and the human. He became truly man while remaining truly God. Jesus Christ is true God and true man. During the first centuries, the Church had to defend and clarify this truth of faith against the heresies that falsified it. (464)”

This is not the first time Bergoglio has stepped all in it, theologically speaking, in a Scalfari interview.  In a March 2018 interview, Pope Francis reportedly said, “There is no Hell, there is the disappearance of sinful souls.”

That interview caused an uproar and the Vatican claimed that what the Pope reportedly said was a “reconstruction” and not “quoted.”  The Pope himself never denied what Scalfari reported and the article never ran a correction or removed the article from its website.

One commentator noted, “Now, obviously, as it has often happened with Francis’ informal interviews with Eugenio Scalfari, some will try to deny the veracity of what Scalfari, a seasoned journalist, affirms.”

A large group of less temperate Traditional Catholics loudly chanted, “Free Hong Kong” and “Impeachment is too good for him.  Give him the Jorge Hernandez  treatment.”  The latter being an apparent reference to the mayor of a Mexican village whom locals tied to the back of a truck and dragged him through the streets for failing to deliver on an election pledge.

 

Hong Kong whips up the brave.

And the Braves get whipped by the Reds (birds).

“Free, Hong, and Kong” are not among the acceptable four letter words.

Sam Wachs and his wife attended Tuesday night’s preseason game between the Sixers and the Guangzhou Loong-Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association at the Wells Fargo Center.  The couple were kicked out of the after showing their support for protesters in Hong Kong.

Wachs and his wife were holding up “Free Hong Kong” and “Free HK” signs in reference to the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. Wachs said he lived in Hong Kong for two years and supports the protesters’ movement.

“We were just sitting in our seats near the Chinese bench,” Wachs said.  Security confiscated their signs.  They were kicked out of the game during the second quarter after they yelled, “Free Hong Kong.”   “What’s wrong with saying ‘Free Hong Kong’?”

According to Wells Fargo Center and NBA officials, the couple were removed “for hurting other peoples’ feelings  . . .  even if those people are in another country.  We try to maintain an environment where the crowd can yell as loudly as the want.  Especially if they’re drunk.  We let all kinds of four letter words in. It’s just that ‘free’, ‘Hong’, and ‘Kong’ aren’t among them.  That’s what’s wrong with that.”

Meanwhile Atlanta Braves fans ignored the wishes of their team and their opponent’s Native-American pitcher Wednesday night by continuing to perform their famous tomahawk chop during a blowout loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Rookie pitcher Ryan Helsley, 25, who is Cherokee, told reporters on friday that  it bothers him how indigenous people are used as mascots in sports by teams like the Braves and the Washington Redskins

Rookie pitcher Ryan Helsley, 25, who is Cherokee, scalped the Braves.

The Braves organization made good on its promise not to distribute foam tomahawks to fans ahead of the game – a ritual the team has maintained for years – but that didn’t stop the Atlanta faithful from performing the tomahawk chop chant with their arms or belting the battle cry at the beginning of the game.

St. Louis rookie pitcher Ryan Helsley, 25, who is Cherokee told reporters on Friday he disapproves of how indigenous people are used as mascots in sports by teams like the Braves and the Washington Redskins.  Rookie Helsley makes heap big wampum, securing 30 blankets and 100 beaded necklaces a year.

His remarks came a day after he took the mound against the Braves in Atlanta as fans performed their long-time chant, complete with the waving of their novelty foam tomahawks.  “I think it’s a misrepresentation of the Cherokee people or Native Americans in general, just depicts them in this kind of caveman-type people way who aren’t intellectual,” Helsley told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

A Braves’ fan clarified the whole chant thing saying, “It’s got nothing to do with him being an Injun’ – dot or feather.  It’s that baseball players and fans are this kind of caveman-type people who aren’t intellectual.”

St. Louis beat the Braves the old Cherokee way by scalping them with 10 runs in the game’s first inning before going on to defeat their opponents 13-1, ending Atlanta’s playoff run and hopes of another World Series birth.

 

If Bernie was President before he was President . . .

 . . . he wouldn’t be President.

Poll numbers soar.

Other Democrats rethinking their position.

“…and thanks for not letting me be President before this.”

On Tuesday night, Senator Bernie Sanders, the socialist candidate who has run on a plan to nationalize medicine and ban health insurance, began to feel ill while doing an event at a Pakistani Halal restaurant.  Serves him right for eating halal.

Sanders requested a chair in the middle of answering a question. He appeared even more confused than usual and stumbled through his response. The event at the Halal restaurant was cut short and the millionaire campaigner against wealth was rushed to the hospital and admitted that very night.

Sanders is most closely associated with a plan to take away everyone else’s access to the kind of health care he just benefited from. Releasing details about his level of care could prove as embarrassing as the socialist millionaire’s recent ascension to the ranks of the 1%.

Bernie Sanders was admitted Tuesday night and by the next day, he had two stents put in to deal with a blockage in an artery, something that would not have happened under the plan (Medicare for All) that “The Bern” is famous for.

Despite the name, Medicare for All has nothing to do with Medicare. It’s a proposal that would actually eliminate Medicare and reduce everyone to a sub-Medicaid system with limited care options. It draws its inspiration from the British NHS, Canada’s socialized medicine and some European systems.  It actually makes ObamaCare look pretty sweet.

While Bernie’s timetable of getting an angioplasty within a day might not sound that impressive to Americans, in the British NHS system, the median time from assessment to treatment is 55.3 days. Mean times for treatment have been cited as being 80 days. The maximum NHS waiting time is supposed to be 18 weeks and almost 16% of patients in the UK have to wait more than 3 months for an angioplasty.  Canada’s socialist system has angioplasty waiting times of around 11 weeks.

Candidate Sanders tweeted from his hospital room,  “I’m feeling good. I’m fortunate to have good health care and great doctors and nurses helping me to recover.  Medicare for All the rest of you!” And he added, “Peons!”

Private Pilot Shortage Leads to Traveling Crisis.

Affirmative Action wipes out all demand.

After you. No, no. After you.

The world’s super-rich could soon be forced to slum it on commercial planes due to a worldwide shortage of pilots which means fewer than in years past are working for private jets.

According to the aircraft seller Colibri Aircraft, which sells pre-owned private jets,  big-name airlines are turning their recruitment efforts to pilots in the private sector.  They say that between now and 2038, 98,000 new private plane pilots will be needed to meet demand, they say.

It is down to an increasing number of pilots being recruited by major airlines including British Airways and Virgin Atlantic thanks to a global shortage of pilots.   As commercial airlines claw to keep up with the growing demand, they are focusing on luring as many pilots as they can into their rosters.  High salaries and steady work plus benefits are among the perks on offer. The result is that more pilots are turning to commercial work over private contracts.

The problem is so serious, that those impacted are demanding action from Washington DC.  The affluent travelers group, consisting of movie stars, rap musicians, and professional sports figures are joining forces to lobby lawmakers and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that governs the industry for relief.

Given the money and influence of the group, the FAA immediately relaxed the standards for licensing of private pilots.  Under the Agency’s emergency powers provisions, pilots for private aircraft need only complete a five-hour online class or use the free app “FlyNow” available on the I-Tunes store or on Google Play.

Passengers will be required to sign a waiver form to be able to travel in private aircraft.  The form also requires complete information for next-of-kin.

NBA’s Houston Rockets GM gets $10 Million Nike Deal.

Nike cites ‘Colin Kaepernick effect.’

Oh. Wait. Nevermind.

“I’ve been politically corrected.”

Citing the windfall that the sports apparel giant reaped when the signed  Colin Kaepernick, Nike announced a similar deal with the NBA’s Houston Rockets General Manager.    But given the backlash Nike was walking the deal back, even though the poster emblazoned with “Because sometimes you have to rise above principle” had already been printed.

Kaepernick was permanently sacked after he knelt during the playing of the National Anthem.  No NFL team wanted him, mostly because he was a sucky quarterback.  Nike seized the unemployed hero, offering him a $10 Million deal, something Mr. K. called, “Way better than having to work for a living. Heck, I can go back to sleeping until like 2 in the afternoon.  Because America is just oppressive like that.”

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tried to defuse the growing fallout over his deleted tweet wherein with great temerity he said “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong” offending the delicate  sensibilities of Communist China.  No known connection but it turns out, there’s more than a few billion dollars of NBA income on the line.

The NBA, which is rolling out it’s new slogan, “Playing Basket without Balls“, caved to the ChiComs faster than Pope Francis could allow the regime to appoint Chinese bishops, saying it was “regrettable” that the tweet offended China. That followed several companies in China, including some of the NBA’s major business partners there, to hit the NBA in the pocket book:

    • Tencent, a major media partner of the NBA in China with a streaming deal that is worth $1.5 billion over the next five years and Chinese state television both said they would not be showing Rockets games.
    • Chinese athletic apparel maker Li-Ning released a statement saying it was upset with Morey’s tweet.
    • The Chinese Basketball Association, whose president is former Rockets center Yao Ming, said it was suspending its relationship with the team.
    • Rockets player James Harden, who frequently travels even when he’s not on the court, criticized Morey’s tweet because the Chinese “show us the most important love.”

Not to be outdone Houston Rockets Plantation owner Tilman Fertitta tweeted that Morey does not speak for the Rockets, “Sure China has concentration camps with widespread rape, forced abortions, and forced sterilization.  And the government is using deadly force against unarmed Chinese citizens who only want freedom.  But that’s nothing compared to the tyranny that Colin Kaepernick faced.”

For his part, Morey fell short of the required self-immolation necessary to appease Communists in Beijing and in the US Media. Morey tweeted early Monday, “I did not intend my tweet to cause any offense to Rockets fans and friends in China.  I was merely voicing one thought, based on one interpretation, of one complicated event. I have had a lot of opportunity since that tweet to be politically corrected.”

In an ironic twist of fate, the whole kerfuffle arose because the offending phrase “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong” is identical in Chinese to “never trust anyone you can blindfold with dental floss.”

Pope Francis converts, actually becomes Catholic

Answering the oft asked rhetorical question: Is the Pope Catholic?  Finally!

Faithful Catholics and others who hold to the Truth of the Catholic Church got some surprising good news from a completely unexpected source today: Pope Francis I.

Pope Francis has been subjected to criticism from the laity and from his brother bishops since the beginning of his pontificate.  Francis has frequently caused consternation with his vague and often confusing declarations that hinted at his efforts to set aside – and in some cases, completely reverse – historic Catholic teachings.  The Pope has even provoked Catholics, calling it “an honor” when Americans voiced disagreement with him.

But the disclosure of a private letter written by Pope Francis I has served to brighten the outlook for orthodoxy being protected and promoted.  In the wide-ranging letter, the Pontiff noted that he, “felt this irresistible wave of grace, that just had to be the Holy Spirit, sweep over [him].  And [he] was finally able to overcome the deceitfulness of the Marxism that, as a Argentinian and a Jesuit had been such a pervasive part of his upbringing.”

Francis continued that he was able to “interiorally repent” and subsequently make a good Confession, hoping that going forward he “would have a renewed heart for evangelization of the world” in the time that he has left.   When the recently appointed Prefect for the newly formed Congregation of Really Cool Vibes and Ecumenism was asked to verify the contents of the letter, he responded simply, “Uh oh.”

Talking to some of them,” the Pope continued “is like playing a game of theological wack-a-mole; they just keep shifting their paradigm.  I call this group porta-protties because they just keep making up s[tuff] as they go along.”

Perhaps the biggest papal reversal came from the Pope’s comments on other faiths.  Francis who has made several controversial declaration about Islam as well as other religions.  “I have some damage to undo” said Francis, “I made a grave error in exposing the Faithful in Communist China to government-approved bishops.  Gotta fix that el pronto.  And I was especially naive in my approach to Islam, which seems to me now to be insatiable in its desire to shed Christian blood.”  The Holy Father also had some words for Protestants and the heirs of the Reformation.

“And I know that the Catechism calls these children of the so-called Reformation our ‘Separated Brethren’ and I shall endeavor to treat them as such.  But a large number of these ‘Brethren’ seem challenged to approach history and their faith with intellectual honesty.  Talking to some of them,” the Pope continued, “is like playing a game of theological wack-a-mole; they just keep shifting their paradigm.  I call this group porta-protties because they just keep making up s[tuff] as they go along.”

There has been no official word from the Vatican on Pope Francis’ new found faith.

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez becomes the voice of reason.

Supporter makes A Modest Proposal.

AOC nods assent.

Democratic Congressman and Squad member,  Alexandria Ocasio Cortez took her “End-of-the-world” show on the road where she was greeted with a very enthusiastic supporter.  AOC, who has heretofore been the champion of dire climate change predictions, appeared to attempt – though never disagreed – with one of her supporters.

During a Q&A session, a young woman stood up to announce to those gathered that the sky was indeed falling and there were just “too many people” and we needed to start “eating the babies.”  The gathered crowd appeared non-plussed by the suggestion.  And though AOC appeared to try and curb the enthusiasm, she was also nodding in agreement during the plan’s unveiling.

 

One cynic made the ridiculous assertion that the young woman was engaging in the discredited literary form of something called satire.   According to Harvard Professor of Literature Jon Swift, that idea is nonsense, “First of all women hate satire.  For example, they don’t even like The Three Stooges; how ridiculous is that?  So the notion that this woman was engaging in this, is itself ridiculous.  Second, liberals don’t get satire.  They take themselves way too seriously, as you can see by the audience just nodding their assent.  Third, satire is man’s work.  Having a woman do satire is like . . . I dunno . . . having a woman drive.  She just needs to go do dishes or something.”

For her part, OAC took on an unusual calming tone, “Fortunately, we have time. We have hope.  We always have hope.  But if things don’t turn around, you might have a pretty good idea there.”

At the close of the Town Hall, all present were invited to dine on a sumptuous buffet provided by Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood Builds Mega-Mill on the Sly

After over a year of secret construction, Planned Parenthood announced its newest abortion facility on Wednesday: an 18,000-square-foot mega-clinic in southern Illinois. The new location is just 13 miles away from Missouri’s last remaining abortion clinic, a facility in St. Louis fighting to keep its license.

Since August 2018, Planned Parenthood has used a shell company to construct the facility, leaving no public trace that the former medical office would become one of the largest abortion clinics in the country. CBS News first visited the site in August, while it was still being built.

Colleen McNicholas, the chief medical officer of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri, said the facility was built in secret to avoid protestors and delays.

Other Planned Parenthood projects ran into problems once the public realized the construction was for an abortion mill. In one instance, a communications company had refused to install telephone and data lines; in another, a cabinet maker never delivered an order, McNicholas said. In Birmingham, Alabama, protestors targeted Planned Parenthood’s suppliers, flooding their social media accounts with negative reviews.

Black Deputy fired for Stereotyping a Black Deputy.

One Sailor’s tale: How Cocaine Saved My Life

Goes on speaking tour for the Libertarian Party.

One man’s cocaine bale is another man’s personal flotation device.

Three suspected drug smugglers survived in shark-infested Pacific waters by clinging for hours to floating bales of cocaine, Colombia’s navy said Tuesday.

The three Colombians are suspected of smuggling 1.2 tons of cocaine from Tumaco in Colombia when their boat was hit by a wave Saturday and capsized, Captain Jorge Maldonado of Colombia’s Task Force Against Drug Trafficking told AFP.

By the time the men were picked up around 30 nautical miles from Tumaco by a Colombian coastguard vessel, they had been in the water for about seven hours, Maldonado said.

“The coastguard arrived and these three people were floating on a material that by its characteristics resembled drugs,” said Maldonado.  The men were taken ashore along with the floating bales, which tested positive for cocaine hydrochloride.

One of the rescued sailors observed, “With cocaine getting so much bad press over the years, it was important for us to point out the positive aspects as well.  That includes using it as a personal flotation device.”