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(Yahoo)   New Pope-a-palooza 2013 hasn't started yet because SOME PEOPLE, and we're not naming names here Cardinals Pham, Lehman, Naguib, Nycz, and Hon, apparently have more important things to do than decide the future of their church   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 49
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2013-03-05 11:15:30 AM  
I suspect the "future of their church" was decided long ago.
 
2013-03-05 11:17:22 AM  

Also Tuesday, cardinals signed off on a telegram sent to Benedict XVI thanking him for his "brilliant" ministry and his "untiring work in the vineyard of the Lord."


What does the lord need with a vineyard?


water to wine, and like such as
 
2013-03-05 11:18:44 AM  
Maybe they have better things to do then decide who is going to be leading the cover up of pedophiliac sex scandals.
 
2013-03-05 11:18:44 AM  
Those still making their way to Rome included: Egyptian Patriarch Antonios Naguib, and Cardinals Karl Lehmann of Germany, Jean-Baptiste Pham of Vietnam, Kazimierz Nycz of Poland and John Tong Hon of Hong Kong, the Vatican said.

Lehmann is Bishop of Mainz, It's 595 miles from Mainz to Rome. You could do that in a day if you're willing to get a numb butt and chug a Red Bull or two.
 
2013-03-05 11:19:42 AM  
Cardinals Pham, Lehman, Naguib, Nycz, and Hon

Nice try, Vatican.  Those are just the names of Star Wars characters.
 
2013-03-05 11:21:12 AM  

Perducci: Cardinals Pham, Lehman, Naguib, Nycz, and Hon

Nice try, Vatican.  Those are just the names of Star Wars characters.


I was about to say, why does the Catholic church's higher ups read like a list of characters from a Dune novel?
 
2013-03-05 11:22:47 AM  
Maybe it was cloudy where they live and they couldn't see the Pope Signal in the sky?
 
2013-03-05 11:24:17 AM  
They're waiting for the second lightning strike.  The first didn't bring the new Popeinhat Monster to life.
 
2013-03-05 11:25:20 AM  
The last time they were without a pope for too long, Napoleon overthrew the French Directory. Just saying.
 
2013-03-05 11:27:13 AM  
Is it time once again for the hourly pope news article about how jack squat is going on?
 
2013-03-05 11:27:15 AM  
See, this is why free agency is a bad thing. These 5 that are avoiding conclave camp are just holding out for a better contract.
 
2013-03-05 11:28:01 AM  

SOME PEOPLE, and we're not naming names here Cardinals Pham, Lehman, Naguib, Nycz, and Hon, apparently have more important things to do


It sounds like they committed...

*puts on sunglasses*

a cardinal sin.


YEEEEEEAAAAHHHHH!
 
2013-03-05 11:31:23 AM  

Gosling: Those still making their way to Rome included: Egyptian Patriarch Antonios Naguib, and Cardinals Karl Lehmann of Germany, Jean-Baptiste Pham of Vietnam, Kazimierz Nycz of Poland and John Tong Hon of Hong Kong, the Vatican said.

Lehmann is Bishop of Mainz, It's 595 miles from Mainz to Rome. You could do that in a day if you're willing to get a numb butt and chug a Red Bull or two.


This. I once made the drive from Portland, Maine to Atlanta in under 24 hours.
 
2013-03-05 11:31:44 AM  
o.onionstatic.comWhat a pope signal may look like
 
2013-03-05 11:32:12 AM  

not2bright: See, this is why free agency is a bad thing. These 5 that are avoiding conclave camp are just holding out for a better contract.


That doesn't begin for another week. However, the church can start talking to them on Saturday.
 
2013-03-05 11:33:29 AM  

Adjective Bird Whiskey: Perducci: Cardinals Pham, Lehman, Naguib, Nycz, and Hon

Nice try, Vatican.  Those are just the names of Star Wars characters.

I was about to say, why does the Catholic church's higher ups read like a list of characters from a Dune novel?


Because the cardinals are all secretly Tleilaxu  face dancers employed by the Bene Gesserit?   Oh god. I've said too much...,
 
2013-03-05 11:38:02 AM  
They either have rented boys for the week and want to get their money's worth - OR - need to get someone to take care of the ones tied up in the sex dungeon before heading to Rome

Come on..you know you were thinking it
 
2013-03-05 11:38:14 AM  
Perhaps it's time for Cardinal Fang to fetch...THE COMFY CHAIR!

rationalwiki.org
 
2013-03-05 11:39:51 AM  

KingKauff: not2bright: See, this is why free agency is a bad thing. These 5 that are avoiding conclave camp are just holding out for a better contract.

That doesn't begin for another week. However, the church can start talking to them on Saturday.


I heard Urban Meyer has already started texting them.
 
2013-03-05 11:47:42 AM  
I'm not even catholic, but I'll do their pope'n for them. It's time a young bird took that seat.
 
2013-03-05 11:49:02 AM  
Sechrister!
 
2013-03-05 11:51:34 AM  

Wadded Beef: Sechrister!


Oye. Peace be upon him.

See? It's eazy to combine all humanity into a regligious force for one.
 
2013-03-05 11:52:14 AM  

Tim Tebow: Wadded Beef: Sechrister!

Oye. Peace be upon him.

See? It's eazy to combine all humanity into a regligious force for one.


er, for all.
 
2013-03-05 11:54:46 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: SOME PEOPLE, and we're not naming names here Cardinals Pham, Lehman, Naguib, Nycz, and Hon, apparently have more important things to do


It sounds like they committed...

*puts on sunglasses*

a cardinal sin.


YEEEEEEAAAAHHHHH!




upload.wikimedia.org

You rang?
 
2013-03-05 11:57:22 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Englebert Slaptyback: SOME PEOPLE, and we're not naming names here Cardinals Pham, Lehman, Naguib, Nycz, and Hon, apparently have more important things to do


It sounds like they committed...

*puts on sunglasses*

a cardinal sin.


YEEEEEEAAAAHHHHH!

[upload.wikimedia.org image 775x775]

You rang?


No dice, ADB.
 
2013-03-05 12:04:36 PM  
Prediction:

Someone will submit a great headline for a story about the papal election that goes green.
Someone else submits this same headline for another unrelated story on the papal election the following day.
We see the same headline on the main page every day for the next 4 weeks. Farkers complain in every thread.
Book it. Gonna happen
 
2013-03-05 12:09:26 PM  
www.newadvent.org

Looks like SOMEBODY is trying to impress all those sweet sweet altar boys.
 
2013-03-05 12:18:44 PM  
Meanwhile, preparations for the conclave continued with Michelangelo's frescoed Sistine Chapel closing at 1 p.m. to visitors... Construction work involves installing a false floor to cover anti-bugging devices and even it out

Anti-bugging devices?
 
2013-03-05 12:22:38 PM  

Rick-mind-if-I-call-you-Dick: Meanwhile, preparations for the conclave continued with Michelangelo's frescoed Sistine Chapel closing at 1 p.m. to visitors... Construction work involves installing a false floor to cover anti-bugging devices and even it out

Anti-bugging devices?


It's to prevent anyone from eavesdropping.  They take the secrecy of the votes very seriously.
 
2013-03-05 12:47:54 PM  

SpectroBoy: [www.newadvent.org image 550x288]

Looks like SOMEBODY is trying to impress all those sweet sweet altar boys.


They turned the discarded designs into napkin folding for the dinner table. Not shown: the Swan.
 
2013-03-05 12:48:33 PM  
My hat is a swan. Your arguments are heretical.
 
2013-03-05 12:49:51 PM  

KingKauff: Gosling: Those still making their way to Rome included: Egyptian Patriarch Antonios Naguib, and Cardinals Karl Lehmann of Germany, Jean-Baptiste Pham of Vietnam, Kazimierz Nycz of Poland and John Tong Hon of Hong Kong, the Vatican said.

Lehmann is Bishop of Mainz, It's 595 miles from Mainz to Rome. You could do that in a day if you're willing to get a numb butt and chug a Red Bull or two.

This. I once made the drive from Portland, Maine to Atlanta in under 24 hours.


Think you could run out to Texarkana and bring back a load of Coors in under 28 hours?  I got a boy running in the Southern Classic tomorrow, and when he wins I want to celebrate in style.
 
2013-03-05 12:57:20 PM  
Father Dougal: Hon?

Cardinal Hon: Don't call me Hon. I'm a GD Cardinal, call me "Your Excellency".

Father Dougal:  OK, Hon.

Rowan Aitkinson: Stop. Stop the sketch. You stole that joke from Blackadder Goes Forth.

Captain Darling: He's right, you now. (Aside: How I hate him.)

Rowan Aitkinson: Thank you, Darling.

Darling: Of course, people have been making that stupid joke about us Darlings for centuries. Blackadder Goes Forth stole most of their jokes from the British Army. Many of them are antediluvian.

Monty Python Colonel: Stop! Stop the sketch! This is getting silly. And we did that joke when Aitkenson was in short pants.

Joe Miller:  Do I hear people making a fuss about stolen jokes? Who do you think the British Army stole their ancestral jokes from? Joe Miller's Jest Book. The original. Not one of the thousands of knock-offs and American editions.

Rowan Aitkinson: But scarcely any of the jokes in Joe Miller's Jest Book are yours. I make the count three.

Joe Miller. True, enough. Well said. I withdraw my complaint.

Eric Idle:  I'd like to complain about ....

Everybody: Oh, shut up, Eric! We're running long.
 
2013-03-05 01:04:14 PM  
Cardinal Sin:  Is that the Pope Signal?

Bishop: It looks like a rocket to me.

Another Bishop:  I think it is the Fleur-de-Lys signal. The French army must be in over its head again. They're calling for the Musketeers.

Bishop: They don't do that any more. They're probably calling for the Americans to come in and take over the war like they did so successfully in Vietnam, the Middle East, etc.

Another Bishop: That's not fair. They did finish the Panama Canal.

Bishop: And the British finished the Suez Canal. A lot of good it did them, too. But I didn't mean to diss the Americans. I'm just pointing out that the Musketeers no longer exist as a fighting force.

Another Biship: That's what they want you to think.

Bishop: Oh, shut up or I'll excommunicate you.

Cardinal Sin: You can both shut up or I'll excommunicate the lot of you.

Another Bishop: No need to get hissy. Any way, the signal is gone.
 
2013-03-05 01:07:01 PM  
Cardinal Lehman? Funny, he doesn't look Jewish.

Joe Miller: Puh-leeze. That one was hoary with bat guano and mineral deposits in my my day.
 
2013-03-05 01:09:18 PM  

NeoCortex42: Rick-mind-if-I-call-you-Dick: Meanwhile, preparations for the conclave continued with Michelangelo's frescoed Sistine Chapel closing at 1 p.m. to visitors... Construction work involves installing a false floor to cover anti-bugging devices and even it out

Anti-bugging devices?

It's to prevent anyone from eavesdropping.  They take the secrecy of the votes very seriously.


They take secrecy of a lot of things very seriously.
 
2013-03-05 01:14:31 PM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: NeoCortex42: Rick-mind-if-I-call-you-Dick: Meanwhile, preparations for the conclave continued with Michelangelo's frescoed Sistine Chapel closing at 1 p.m. to visitors... Construction work involves installing a false floor to cover anti-bugging devices and even it out

Anti-bugging devices?

It's to prevent anyone from eavesdropping.  They take the secrecy of the votes very seriously.

They take secrecy of a lot of things very seriously.


Yeah, I walked into that one.
 
2013-03-05 01:24:07 PM  
I'm juast sitting back waiting, in sadistic anticipation, for people to start referring to Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana as an african-american.www.vancouversun.com

And you know they will.
 
2013-03-05 01:30:43 PM  

NeoCortex42: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: NeoCortex42: Rick-mind-if-I-call-you-Dick: Meanwhile, preparations for the conclave continued with Michelangelo's frescoed Sistine Chapel closing at 1 p.m. to visitors... Construction work involves installing a false floor to cover anti-bugging devices and even it out

Anti-bugging devices?

It's to prevent anyone from eavesdropping.  They take the secrecy of the votes very seriously.

They take secrecy of a lot of things very seriously.

Yeah, I walked into that one.


The priests with good aim and coordination do that too.
 
2013-03-05 01:45:16 PM  

acad1228: I'm juast sitting back waiting, in sadistic anticipation, for people to start referring to Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana as an african-american.[www.vancouversun.com image 620x400]

And you know they will.


Which won't be half as fun as when the freepers start forward rumors that he's obviously a secret muslim because, well, jusk LOOK at him
 
2013-03-05 01:53:28 PM  

acad1228: I'm juast sitting back waiting, in sadistic anticipation, for people to start referring to Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana as an african-american.[www.vancouversun.com image 620x400]

And you know they will.


As a Canadian, I took immense pleasure when the US media used to refer to Michaelle Jean as "Canada's African-American Governor General."

Up here if you have reason to refer to someone's race at all, it's "Black," "Black Canadian," or sometimes if you want to be more specific "Caribbean Canadian."

Anyone care to explain why the word "black" is taboo in the US?
 
2013-03-05 01:57:49 PM  

TeamEd: acad1228: I'm juast sitting back waiting, in sadistic anticipation, for people to start referring to Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana as an african-american.[www.vancouversun.com image 620x400]

And you know they will.

As a Canadian, I took immense pleasure when the US media used to refer to Michaelle Jean as "Canada's African-American Governor General."

Up here if you have reason to refer to someone's race at all, it's "Black," "Black Canadian," or sometimes if you want to be more specific "Caribbean Canadian."

Anyone care to explain why the word "black" is taboo in the US?



I  don't have an answer for you. Hell, I'm Choctaw and calling me an Indian is just fine. I do bristle at "wagon-burner" though.
 
2013-03-05 02:11:02 PM  
How do I know the pope is full of crap?

doctore0.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-05 02:13:55 PM  

TeamEd: Anyone care to explain why the word "black" is taboo in the US?


Because you must be a racist so shutup. That's why.


But seriously.  It is political correctness runa muck. We can't say black. Hell, when a person's mental development is retarded relative to norms we can't say retarded either.

We also have a cycle to go with the madness. Eventually the NEW word becomes a bad word and we need a newer one. For example.

Negro was declared bad, so we went to black.
Black was declared bad so we went to african american (despite the fact that not all are of African lineage).
It is only a matter of time until the PC police issue the next memo.

/It's all so retarded.
 
2013-03-05 02:35:15 PM  
TeamEd:

Anyone care to explain why the word "black" is taboo in the US?


I've never called anyone african-american, but I suppose a lot of people around here do. Frankly, living in a small town in the Midwest, referring to someone as "black" is probably the correct word. Heck, even my sweet old grandma says "coloreds".

She told me story a couple weeks ago about my grandfather, when the family lived in a tiny town in Kansas. One day the priest came to their home and asked if my grandfather would be a witness in a wedding. He said sure, and showed up the next day to a seemingly empty church. When he got inside he saw that it was a black man and a white woman marrying. He limped up to the steps (he had polio as a child) and acted as their witness. I guess they were invited to a LOT less town events after that when word got around. My grandfather, being a funny guy and owner of the only radio station in the county, decided to play nothing but jazz, blues and other "black music" for a month straight.
 
2013-03-05 03:38:48 PM  
wait wait wait wait .........

who's on first?
 
2013-03-05 03:43:57 PM  

aesirx: wait wait wait wait .........

who's on first?


Yes.
 
2013-03-05 04:26:03 PM  
Criticism from people who wiggle out of  jury duty because  it would interfere with their tee times.
 
2013-03-05 04:53:40 PM  

TeamEd: As a Canadian, I took immense pleasure when the US media used to refer to Michaelle Jean as "Canada's African-American Governor General."

Up here if you have reason to refer to someone's race at all, it's "Black," "Black Canadian," or sometimes if you want to be more specific "Caribbean Canadian."

Anyone care to explain why the word "black" is taboo in the US?


Short answer: Jesse Jackson. He told everybody to say "African American" just like they say "German American" or "Italian American" for other immigrants. He had a huge profile in the 80s after running for President twice, so people listened to him.

Most people don't care between "black" and "African American" although the preference is "black" for informal settings and "African American" for formal settings. They're basically interchangeable terms in conversation, and any further racial distinction is usually discouraged in polite society - we don't say "quadroon" any more, for example, or "high yellow" or "mulatto" or other old-school racist terms. That stuff has generally gone the way of "miscegenation" laws and "separate but equal" but I would imagine some douchebag skinhead somewhere still keeps that crap alive.
 
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