Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Johann Wagener 11-13-13

I had to re-read this article to see if I was reading what I was reading. I was surprised that a a prestigiuos news outlet like CNN would devote time and staff to chasing a clown around Alaska, but then it's probably one notch up from chasing cop cars and helicopters around trying to figure out where they a going.

Sarah Plain takes on Pope Francis?

Up till now I thought she was one of these "down home Christrian" who, if nothing else had some respect for others of her faith.

Turns out Sarah ain't one of them. I guess she didn't think much of it since this Pope popped the "infallible" bubble and disclosed that he was just a "person" like you or I.

I imagine Francis isn't going to pay too much attention to one of the strays so this is probably a lot to do about nothing on my part. But, then, sometimes even an idiot like me is offended when a "back wood clown from Alaska" pokes fun at someone I admire.

Sorry Sarah, you may be cute and witty, but a Francis your are not. Not even close.

Palin shares some Catholics’ concerns about Pope Francis and his ‘liberal’ agenda | The Raw Story

Sarah Palin says she’s dismayed by the apparent liberal agenda of Pope Francis, although she suspects her perception may have been shaped by misleading media reports.

“He’s had some statements that to me sound kind of liberal, has taken me aback, has kind of surprised me,” Palin said Tuesday in an interview on CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper.”

The former half-term governor of Alaska and failed 2008 vice presidential candidate said she’s suspicious of the way the media have portrayed the new pope and his message.

“There again, unless I really dig deep into what his messaging is, and do my own homework, I’m not going to just trust what I hear in the media,” said Palin, who described herself as a “born again” Christian.

Pope Francis has won many admirers for his open-minded comments on social issues, including homosexuality, abortion and contraception, and he’s criticized capitalism for promoting greed.

But that has alienated some Catholics, particularly in the U.S., where most prominent religious leaders promote conservative social and political issues.

Dismayed that Christian is acting (not just talking) like a Christian