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-Great Cultural Revolution
San Francisco Archbishop bars Nancy Pelosi from Communion over abortion stance
[NY Post] Napa too, where her other lair lies. It's a start for the Catholic Church (my own) to put catechism above politics
San Francisco’s Roman Catholic archbishop has banned House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) from receiving Holy Communion during Mass until she repents of her public pro-abortion stance.

"A Catholic legislator who supports procured abortion, after knowing the teaching of the Church, commits a manifestly grave sin which is a cause of most serious scandal to others," Ssalvatore Cordileone wrote in a public notification Friday. "Therefore, universal Church law provides that such persons ’are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.'"

"I am hereby notifying you that you are not to present yourself for Holy Communion and, should you do so, you are not to be admitted to Holy Communion, until such time as you publically repudiate your advocacy for the legitimacy of abortion and confess and receive absolution of this grave sin in the sacrament of Penance," the 65-year-old clergyman wrote.

Cordileone noted that while he and Pelosi had discussed the issue in the past, the archbishop has "not received such an accommodation to my many requests" to speak again following the September passage of a controversial Texas abortion law which bans abortions after a heart beat is detected — usually at six weeks.

At that time, Pelosi vowed to codify the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade ruling into federal law.

In recent weeks, Pelosi has doubled down on that stance in light of a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that indicated Roe will be overturned later this year.

The archbishop noted that he will "continue to offer up prayer and fasting" for the Speaker in the coming weeks.

Pelosi’s office did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment.

It is not the first time Catholic clergy have sought to prevent Catholic pro-abortion lawmakers from receiving sacramental wine and bread, which church doctrine holds becomes the literal blood and body of Jesus.

While on the campaign trial, a South Carolina priest denied Communion to then-Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden due to his pro-abortion views.

Not long after, Archbishop Charles Chaput, the former head of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, opined that Biden should be blocked altogether for "creating the impression that the moral laws of the Church are optional."

In May of 2021, Cordileone revealed the president would be prevented from receiving Holy Communion if he decides to visit the archdiocese.

In the same interview, the archbishop said of the possibility that he would have to deny Pelosi Communion during a service: "She knows that I stand by church teaching, and I know she’s respectful enough not to do anything so provocative. So I’m confident that would not happen

In June of last year, US Catholic bishops voted 168-55 to approve the drafting of a "teaching document" that many hoped would rebuke such politicians. The document was approved in November, though the final guidance stopped short of recommending barring politicians who support abortion from receiving the Eucharist.

During his October visit to Rome, Biden met with Pope Francis. However, the two reportedly did not talk about abortion.

Biden did receive communion while in Rome, but the pontiff did not administer it.
Posted by: Frank G || 05/21/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Sorry but you had 40 years to do that and you are only doing it NOW?

Spineless.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 05/21/2022 0:57 Comments || Top||

#2  The Catholic Church has always moved at glacial speed. Yes, it's about time and Nancy shouldn't be the only pro-choice politician to be excommunicated. But, at least they finally moved.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 05/21/2022 11:47 Comments || Top||

#3  ..when Joe? Or too 'complicated' for the vegetable in chief?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/21/2022 12:08 Comments || Top||

#4  They didn't drag their feet over a woman whose husband got a vasectomy. It took them so long to deal with Pelosi because she had power and access.

I suspect her real failing is to be on the way out of office.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 05/21/2022 12:39 Comments || Top||

#5  vodka Skeletor finally has people noticing her long-expired sell-by date and the alcohol-drip IV just offstage to dampen the tremors and uncontrolled hand gestures. As Rob noted above, her time onstage is ending, a legacy to rival Harry Reid for worst leader of Congress ever.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 05/21/2022 13:40 Comments || Top||

#6  Cause, you just know there aren't any lefty priests ready to make a communion house call for a political big.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/21/2022 14:42 Comments || Top||

#7  The Bay Area dioceses are a mixed bag of Pro-Life and other priests and parishioners. Like Fulton Sheen all, Cordlione's leftist priests despise him. She can definitely get Doordash communion, but I don't think that is the issue for her. She has to be seen to be in power. There will definitely be calls to the Vatican. He may be removed.
Posted by: Super Hose || 05/21/2022 19:45 Comments || Top||

#8  There prayed an improbable Papa
On pilgrimage, "Nancy of Napa,
Your Library's swell,
But do tell, how the hell
Did you get in that bottle of grappa?"
[solomon.jpg]
Posted by: Caesar Bonaparte3704 || 05/21/2022 21:35 Comments || Top||


Government Corruption
Not Mike Sussman's first rodeo - His Incorruptible FBI and Klingon pals perform Kabuki lap dance
[Washington Examiner] Michael Sussmann told the CIA he was "not representing a client" when he pushed debunked Trump-Russia collusion allegations in early 2017, a former agency officer testified Friday.

Kevin P., who retired from the CIA a few years ago after more than 32 years of service, testified Friday about a Feb. 9, 2017, meeting Sussmann had requested and obtained with the CIA and said, "He said he was not representing a client."
The term "client" and "handler" should be used interchangeably throughout this article.
The comments are similar to the lie special counsel John Durham accuses Sussmann of making to the FBI in 2016.
All covered by a convenient single annual retainer and fee.
Sussmann was indicted last September for allegedly concealing his clients, Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign and Rodney Joffe, from FBI general counsel James Baker in September 2016 after pushing claims of a secret back channel between the Trump Organization and Russia’s Alfa-Bank.

Durham says Sussmann similarly concealed his client, Joffe, when he pushed further collusion claims to the CIA in February 2017.
Notice there was no mention of a suspended security clearance or license to practice law ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/21/2022 02:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

#1  No worries. A jury conviction of an illegal democratic political effort in D.C. is almost entirely out of the question.

Sussman's Tyson Corners book signing date to be announced soon.

Foto Op - A life size Madame Tussaud creation of Hillary Clinton will be available in the B&N breakroom. A modest fee will apply.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/21/2022 2:47 Comments || Top||

#2 

DC Swamp Coup takes care of its own, while sticking it to America.

But at some point every Coup starts to eat its own as needed. So who will be the token lamb beought to the alter in 2022 and 2024?

Posted by: NN2N1 || 05/21/2022 4:57 Comments || Top||

#3  So who will be the token lamb beought to the alter in 2022 and 2024?

I nominate Kamala. They need to get rid of her before they lower the boom on Joe.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 05/21/2022 11:56 Comments || Top||


Same Woman Makes FOUR Trips to Detroit Drop Box In TWO Days... Deposits Stacks Of Ballots
[GATEWAYPUNDIT] On October 28, 2020, at 4:35, a female driving a blue Toyota with a red air freshener hanging from her rear-view mirror drove up to an absentee ballot drop box at the Balduck satellite voting center in bankrupt, increasingly impoverished, reliably Democrat, Detroit
... ruled by Democrats since 1962. A city whose Golden Age included the Purple Gang...
, MI. A female passenger emerges from her vehicle with a large stack of what appears to be absentee ballots. The female passenger struggles to deposit multiple ballots at one time into the drop box slot and can actually be seen tearing one of the envelopes as she attempts to jam too many ballots into the slot at once. The slots in the drop boxes are supposed to be designed to accept one ballot at a time. The female passenger eventually completes her deposit of the large stack of ballots, and they pull away.

On the same day, at 5:11, only 26 minutes later, she appears again at the same absentee Ballot Dropbox; this time, however, she is alone. She deposits a single ballot while holding a cellphone up, as she appears to be taking a photo of herself depositing the ballot.

Then again, only 21 minutes later, at 5:32 PM, the same woman appears at the drop box, but this time, she has a sizable stack of ballots that she deposits into the Balduck satellite voting center drop box.

She appears again at the Balduck drop box the next day with another stack of ballots, but this time, she is preceded by a red Toyota pick up truck with a driver and passenger in the front seat. The red pickup drives up to the ballot box but never gets out of the vehicle. Instead, the passenger, who is wearing a face mask, rolls down the window and holds two cell phones in her hand. One cell phone [camera?] is pointed at the satellite voting center and the other appears to be pointed at the drop box. The passenger pulls the phones back into the vehicle, inspects them and then repeats the process (perhaps the first images weren’t clear). As the red pickup truck drives away from the drop box, they pass the woman seen driving to the Balduck drop box three times the previous day. She exits her vehicle with a stack of ballots, deposits them into the absentee ballot drop box, and drives away.
Posted by: Fred || 05/21/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So obviously, the problem is NOT fixed.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/21/2022 1:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Won't ever be fixed so long as "ballot harvesting" bullshit is legal.

This is what Zuckerberg spent $440 million training hundreds of mules to do. Perfectly legal under our clownshow election rules.
Posted by: Patrocles || 05/21/2022 2:05 Comments || Top||

#3  It was called "Polling Place" for a reason! NO, it wasn't just a box.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/21/2022 2:21 Comments || Top||

#4  That was in 2020 in Detroit. 2020 is in the past, but the Detroit-ness of it all is eternal.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/21/2022 5:43 Comments || Top||

#5  On October 28, 2020, at 4:35, a female driving a blue Toyota with a red air freshener hanging from her rear-view mirror

With that kind of detail, I trust someone also snagged her license plate number.
Posted by: Raj || 05/21/2022 9:12 Comments || Top||

#6  It's primary season - this is red on red action.
Obviously, "there is no honor among thieves"
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/21/2022 10:20 Comments || Top||

#7  no absentee voting. if you cant show up, tough.
Posted by: irish rage boy || 05/21/2022 10:41 Comments || Top||

#8  ^ military people on orders to be away from home?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/21/2022 12:07 Comments || Top||

#9  I remember watching Fox News on election night 2020 when Karl Rove told some of the other hosts that there were a lot more ballots yet to be counted in Wayne County than in the northern Michigan counties that were all projected red. Michigan was hanging in the balance at the time with a lot more red counties than blue but the statewide tally of votes made Michigan still too close to call. Well, sure, Detroit is a population center. But the smug expression on Rove's face troubled me. I remember wondering at the time if he knew something that he wasn't telling.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 05/21/2022 12:12 Comments || Top||

#10  For what it is worth I voted in person today in the Virginia 10th district Primary. It was packed. Two years ago I walked in and out in 5 minutes with no line. Today it took over an hour, the line was even longer when I left at 1130 AM. Note: no Democrat was in the Primary so this was to rank 11 candidates to run against the incumbent Democrat (Jennifer Wexton). Folks in line were not happy at what is happening in Loudoun County VA. It will be interesting to see the vote totals for today.
Posted by: Airandee || 05/21/2022 14:20 Comments || Top||

#11  I miss going out to M'burg on week ebd :-(
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/21/2022 14:28 Comments || Top||

#12  Ballot harvesting is only legal in California and maybe one other state. It was not legal in any of the impacted swing states. All the mules ca be picked up and charged.
Posted by: Super Hose || 05/21/2022 15:54 Comments || Top||


Hillary Clinton OK'd sharing Trump-Russia 'data,' campaign manager says
[NYPOST] Crooked Hillary Clinton
...former first lady, former secretary of state, former presidential candidate, Conqueror of Benghazi, Heroine of Tuzla, formerly described by her supporters as the smartest woman in the world, usually described by the rest of us as The Thing That Wouldn't Go Away. Politix is not one of her talents, but it's something she keeps trying to do...
personally authorized her campaign to share since-debunked computer data linking Donald Trump
...dictatorial for repealing some (but not all) of the diktats of his predecessor, misogynistic because he likes pretty girls, homophobic because he doesn't think gender bending should be mandatory, truly a man for all seasons......
with a Russian bank, according to bombshell testimony from her 2016 campaign manager Friday.

Robby Mook, testifying as a witness in defense of former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann, told jurors that he discussed the matter with the Democratic nominee sometime in the fall of 2016, shortly before the presidential election.

Mook described his end of the conversation with Clinton as him telling her, "Hey, we have this and we want to share it with a news hound."

"She agreed to that," he said.

Mook also acknowledged that the campaign hadn’t verified the accuracy of the data at the time.

"Part of the point of giving it to a news hound was they could run it down further," he said.

"A news hound could vet the information and then decide to print it."

The stunning disclosures came during cross-examination of Mook by a member of special counsel John Durham’s team in Washington, DC, federal court and prompted Judge Christopher Cooper to order the jury out of the courtroom so he could hold a sidebar discussion with both sides.

Sussmann, 57, is charged with lying to the FBI in September 2016 by denying that he was working on behalf of the campaign when he turned over data and three "white papers" that purportedly showed a secret back channel between a Trump Organization server and Russia’s Alfa-Bank.

After the sidebar, Cooper announced that he might allow prosecutor Andrew DeFilippis to introduce into evidence a tweet posted by Clinton on Oct. 31, 2016, shortly after the left-wing Slate website published a report about the Alfa-Bank data.

"Computer scientists have apparently uncovered a covert server linking the Trump Organization to a Russian-based bank," wrote Clinton, who attached a statement from Jake Sullivan — now President Biden’s national security adviser — who said, "This secret hotline may be the key to unlocking the mystery of Trump’s ties to Russia."

Last month, Cooper ruled that the tweet was inadmissible "hearsay" evidence and "likely duplicative of other evidence" that Durham would use against Sussmann.

But in the wake of Mook’s testimony, the judge said he’d reconsider that decision if the prosecution established a proper foundation to introduce the tweet.

Hillary Clinton APPROVED sharing debunked 'covert' communications between Trump and Kremlin-backed bank with press - even though she wasn't 'totally confident' in the legitimacy, ex-campaign manager tells Durham trial
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
  • Robby Mook testified on Friday about the campaign meeting on the data

  • He told the trial of Michael Sussman that he was first briefed about Alfa Bank by campaign general counsel Marc Elias

  • Mook also said he discussed the data with Jake Sullivan and John Podesta

  • He admitted the campaign wasn't 'totally confident' in the 'legitimacy of the data,' but was hoping a reporter could get it confirmed

  • Sussman is accused of lying to the FBI about the fact that he was representing Clinton's 2016 campaign interests and that of another client
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/21/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Al Capone "OK'D" the diversion of taxable income.

Was never convicted of rubbing people out, illegal gambling, prostitution, or running booze.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/21/2022 2:27 Comments || Top||

#2  This biased Judge should never have been allowed to hear the case
Posted by: Frank G || 05/21/2022 8:14 Comments || Top||

#3  The entire legal effort should be removed from D.C. Allowing it to continue simply ensures acquittal.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/21/2022 8:16 Comments || Top||

#4  "A news hound could vet the information and then decide to print it."

As if news hounds these days ever vet anything.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 05/21/2022 12:15 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Florida Appeals Court reinstates congressional map approved by Gov. DeSantis
[HOTAIR] House Democrats in the midst of dealing with the "chaos" created by new congressional maps created by a special master in New York have more reason to be unhappy today. In Florida, Democrats held a noisy but ultimately pointless protest last month against the adoption of GOP-favorable maps drawn up by Gov. DeSantis’ office. It seemed Democrats had finally caught a break earlier this month when a judge who reviewed those maps declared the changes in the norther part of the state to be unconstitutional.

Circuit Judge Layne Smith said, "I am finding the enacted map is unconstitutional because it diminishes African Americans’ ability to elect candidates of their choice."

He ordered the state to adopt a map that maintains an east-to-west version of Jacksonville’s 5th Congressional District, stretching from Duval to Gadsden counties.

Specifically, the judge wanted to preserve the 5th district which is currently held by Rep. Al Lawson. But today that decision was reversed on appeal, meaning the state will now be returning to the maps approved by Gov. DeSantis.

Posted by: Fred || 05/21/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:


Bill de Blasio is officially running for Congress
If they elect him, they deserve him.
[NYPOST] Former Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday that he is running for Congress in a new district straddling Manhattan and Brooklyn.

“I’m declaring my candidacy for Congress in the 10th Congressional District in New York,” the failed 2020 Democratic presidential candidate told MSNBC Friday morning.

“Polls show people are hurting, they need help, they need help fast, they need leaders that can actually get them help now,” de Blasio added. “I know how to do it from years of serving the people of this city.”

The 61-year-old faces a deep candidate field in the Aug. 23 primary as well as a deep political backlash months after concluding an eight-year mayoral tenure many consider the worst in New York’s history.

“BDB is political creepy. He’s the dude that won’t leave you alone at a party,” lefty activist Charles Khan tweeted Friday.

Friday’s announcement comes two days after the Post reported on de Blasio’s interest in the newly-created district that includes lower Manhattan, parts of Brownstone Brooklyn and Borough Park. He formed an exploratory committee on Wednesday.
Posted by: Fred || 05/21/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Friday’s announcement comes two days after the Post reported on de Blasio’s interest in the newly-created district that includes lower Manhattan, parts of Brownstone Brooklyn and Borough Park.

I believe that's Jerry Waddler's Nadler's district; if DiBlasio wins, it just might be an improvement!
Posted by: Raj || 05/21/2022 9:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Dems are already upset that Nadler and Carolyn Maloney have to run against each other. And Wilhelm is stepping into that? Good luck and can all three of them somehow lose?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/21/2022 9:18 Comments || Top||

#3  ..only if Putin wants to finish what AQ started.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/21/2022 10:26 Comments || Top||

#4  I hope they all decide to debate each other and drop truth bombs galore. One of them can bring up the time de Blasio destroyed the city with a lock down. Somebody else can point out the time that Nadler took a dump in his pants during an official function.
Posted by: Super Hose || 05/21/2022 19:55 Comments || Top||



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