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(Salon)   The best of all the worst reactions to the announcement of Cardinal Bergoglio's ascendancy to the papacy   (salon.com) divider line 64
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2013-03-14 08:31:04 AM
Having been in the Pope thread yesterday, I can say without a doubt that the worst reaction was every three posts being some variation of "Lighten Up, Francis".
 
2013-03-14 08:49:01 AM
New Pope is a Jesuit which means he already holds @bostoncollege in higher esteem than #NotreDame Viva Papa!

Heh
 
2013-03-14 09:20:15 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Having been in the Pope thread yesterday, I can say without a doubt that the worst reaction was every three posts being some variation of "Lighten Up, Francis".


But did you get your badge?  There has to be a Pope thread badge.
 
2013-03-14 09:27:28 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Having been in the Pope thread yesterday, I can say without a doubt that the worst reaction was every three posts being some variation of "Lighten Up, Francis".


You think you're tired of hearing "Lighten up, Francis".
 
2013-03-14 10:01:41 AM
But who won the "Find the Pope in the Pizza" contest?
 
2013-03-14 10:08:04 AM
t3.gstatic.com
 
2013-03-14 10:09:24 AM
Matt Drudge is insane.
 
2013-03-14 10:10:46 AM
I find it amusing that they went from the Hitler Youth guy to the guy who supported the military junta in Argentina.  All we need is for Ratzinger to sneak out of Italy on a U-Boat now.
 
2013-03-14 10:14:56 AM
A conservative cheering Latin American death squads. Classy and mature, showing a real firm grasp on history.
 
2013-03-14 10:14:56 AM
Sounds like some people want the pope on a rope, by hanging him.
 
2013-03-14 10:15:09 AM

Sybarite: New Pope is a Jesuit which means he already holds @bostoncollege in higher esteem than #NotreDame Viva Papa!

Heh


Yeah, that one was pretty funny.
 
2013-03-14 10:21:52 AM

sigdiamond2000: Matt Drudge is insane.


his tweet does resemble the ramblings of a schizophrenic
 
2013-03-14 10:22:02 AM
Wow....opinions are like arseholes
 
2013-03-14 10:25:28 AM
I bet that within a few months he unleashes the Catholic armada to seize the Falklands from the Anglicans. Just you wait and see.
 
2013-03-14 10:27:48 AM

St_Francis_P: FirstNationalBastard: Having been in the Pope thread yesterday, I can say without a doubt that the worst reaction was every three posts being some variation of "Lighten Up, Francis".

You think you're tired of hearing "Lighten up, Francis".


If the new pope chooses to name himself after an internet meme, he can live with the consequences.  Pope Canhazcheezburger would have been better, though.

Harlem Conclave Shake was amusing.
 
2013-03-14 10:28:17 AM
Pray tell, is a leftie? Do you conservatives feel like giddy school boys when you call someone else names? I really don't understand the reasoning behind it.  Goes for liberals, too.  I like joking around as much as the next guy, but if you're in the public eye and you want give the impression of sanity.


oh, I just farking got it! your followers are also retards!
 
2013-03-14 10:36:59 AM

Charlie Chingas: Pray tell, is a leftie? Do you conservatives feel like giddy school boys when you call someone else names? I really don't understand the reasoning behind it.  Goes for liberals, too.  I like joking around as much as the next guy, but if you're in the public eye and you want give the impression of sanity.


oh, I just farking got it! your followers are also retards!


LIKE
 
2013-03-14 10:44:45 AM
Is it conceivable for Erik Erikson to be an even smugger asshole than he already is? Is there a theory of "peak dickhead" where one can be an asshole in increasing quantities only to a certain point before hitting diminishing returns?
 
2013-03-14 10:49:53 AM

CrackpipeCardozo: Is it conceivable for Erik Erikson to be an even smugger asshole than he already is? Is there a theory of "peak dickhead" where one can be an asshole in increasing quantities only to a certain point before hitting diminishing returns?


Possibly; reminds me of that old Onion piece:  "In supreme asshole move, asshole admits he's an asshole."
 
2013-03-14 10:56:46 AM
I'm guessing Drudge blew a load writing that little tweet.
 
2013-03-14 11:17:35 AM

devilEther: sigdiamond2000: Matt Drudge is insane.

his tweet does resemble the ramblings of a schizophrenic


The sad thing is, his tweet seems normal compared to Erik Erikson.
 
2013-03-14 11:22:39 AM

CrackpipeCardozo: Is it conceivable for Erik Erikson to be an even smugger asshole than he already is? Is there a theory of "peak dickhead" where one can be an asshole in increasing quantities only to a certain point before hitting diminishing returns?


I believe, like hot air, Asshole-ness expands to fit the container it is placed in.
 
2013-03-14 11:23:10 AM
Lefties upset about the death squads in Argentina back in the day are all about death panels in the United States.

South American death squads are a thing that actually existed. US death panels don't actually exist, and never will. See the difference?
 
2013-03-14 11:26:50 AM
He personally helped Argentina's right-wing military junta hold political prisoners after 1976.

What does that mean? Marxists in his basement? Personally?
 
2013-03-14 11:36:31 AM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Lefties upset about the death squads in Argentina back in the day are all about death panels in the United States.

South American death squads are a thing that actually existed. US death panels don't actually exist, and never will. See the difference?


WHY ARE YOU OPPRESSING HIS 1ST AMENDMENT RIGHTS?
 
2013-03-14 11:51:37 AM
Maybe in like 10 years the Pope will be a gay, ethnic minority woman who has a disability!


What would an "ethnic minority" be for a worldwide office? Surely South Americans and Europeans would qualify.
 
2013-03-14 11:52:28 AM
I love it. The press will NEVER understand this guy. Loves the poor but somehow holds that gay marriage is a sin? HOW CAN IT BE? We can only process things through the narrowest journalistic biases.

Go out and do some good, Papa Francis. A whole lot of people who will make no attempt to get to know you are watching.
 
2013-03-14 11:59:07 AM

Chach: I love it. The press will NEVER understand this guy. Loves the poor but somehow holds that gay marriage is a sin? HOW CAN IT BE? We can only process things through the narrowest journalistic biases.


Your projecting your own cognitive weaknesses. No one is confused.
 
2013-03-14 12:07:21 PM
"that was magical, the new pope. reminder earth big and precious. shy whisper of love, not brazen like world leaders now on stage. POWERFUL" -Matt Drudge

Sounds like poetry from a first year ESL student.
 
2013-03-14 12:08:56 PM

impaler: Chach: I love it. The press will NEVER understand this guy. Loves the poor but somehow holds that gay marriage is a sin? HOW CAN IT BE? We can only process things through the narrowest journalistic biases.

Your projecting your own cognitive weaknesses. No one is confused.


Yeah the two concepts are not exactly mutually exclusive. We all get it. We are a bit disappointed but nobody is even surprised let alone confused.
 
2013-03-14 12:12:07 PM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Lefties upset about the death squads in Argentina back in the day are all about death panels in the United States.

South American death squads are a thing that actually existed. US death panels don't actually exist, and never will. See the difference?


Liebrals just don't get jokes. If John Liebowitz had said it you'd be rolling in the isles calling it genius. Erikson is a satirist like Rush or Hannity. That's the problem with liebrals your only funny if you share there world view.
 
2013-03-14 12:23:53 PM

Ivandrago: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Lefties upset about the death squads in Argentina back in the day are all about death panels in the United States.

South American death squads are a thing that actually existed. US death panels don't actually exist, and never will. See the difference?

Liebrals just don't get jokes. If John Liebowitz had said it you'd be rolling in the isles calling it genius. Erikson is a satirist like Rush or Hannity. That's the problem with liebrals your only funny if you share there world view.


Yes......turn it into a liberal "not getting jokes" thing.  It has nothing to do with facts nor the fact that even if it is a joke, it sucks.  There's a reason these idiots are not selling out at comedy clubs.  Because their "jokes" suck and are full of stupidity.
 
2013-03-14 12:28:38 PM

impaler: Chach: I love it. The press will NEVER understand this guy. Loves the poor but somehow holds that gay marriage is a sin? HOW CAN IT BE? We can only process things through the narrowest journalistic biases.

Your projecting your own cognitive weaknesses. No one is confused.


Heh.
 
2013-03-14 12:40:19 PM

Caffandtranqs: Ivandrago: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Lefties upset about the death squads in Argentina back in the day are all about death panels in the United States.

South American death squads are a thing that actually existed. US death panels don't actually exist, and never will. See the difference?

Liebrals just don't get jokes. If John Liebowitz had said it you'd be rolling in the isles calling it genius. Erikson is a satirist like Rush or Hannity. That's the problem with liebrals your only funny if you share there world view.

Yes......turn it into a liberal "not getting jokes" thing.  It has nothing to do with facts nor the fact that even if it is a joke, it sucks.  There's a reason these idiots are not selling out at comedy clubs.  Because their "jokes" suck and are full of stupidity.


Self deprecating humor only works if your not a completely horrible person with no redeeming qualities.

See:  Bush Jr making any political joke.
 
2013-03-14 12:57:25 PM

devilEther: sigdiamond2000: Matt Drudge is insane.

his tweet does resemble the ramblings of a schizophrenic


I tried to give him the benefit of the doubt and parsed it for some hidden meaning or subtlety that I wasn't getting, but ended up setting with crazy incoherent rambling
 
2013-03-14 12:57:26 PM

Ivandrago: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Lefties upset about the death squads in Argentina back in the day are all about death panels in the United States.

South American death squads are a thing that actually existed. US death panels don't actually exist, and never will. See the difference?

Liebrals just don't get jokes. If John Liebowitz had said it you'd be rolling in the isles calling it genius. Erikson is a satirist like Rush or Hannity. That's the problem with liebrals your only funny if you share there world view.


Yeah, well, Jon Stewart would have established the frame of why it's ridiculous rather than saying the same thing. Colbert, on the other hand, will say the same thing verbatim and because it's through the spectrum of a conservative character point out the hilarity in its absurdity.
 
2013-03-14 01:38:44 PM
FirstNationalBastard: Having been in the Pope thread yesterday, I can say without a doubt that the worst reaction was every three posts being some variation of "Lighten Up, Francis".

Really, you mean no one was whining that he was picked for political correctiveness?
 
2013-03-14 02:04:20 PM
those were all pretty awful
 
2013-03-14 02:04:38 PM
The best tweet I saw after the announcement was this:

"Over at Univision: POOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPE"
 
2013-03-14 02:12:21 PM
Meanwhile over at http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/

"The Horror"

\feel free to say that in your head like Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now
 
2013-03-14 02:26:37 PM

TruBluTroll: The best tweet I saw after the announcement was this:

"Over at Univision: POOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPE"


I dropped one of those the other day after a Chipotle burrito.
 
2013-03-14 02:26:46 PM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Lefties upset about the death squads in Argentina back in the day are all about death panels in the United States.

South American death squads are a thing that actually existed. US death panels don't actually exist, and never will. See the difference?


Nonsense. In the US, we privatize our death panels and call them insurance companies.
 
2013-03-14 02:32:24 PM
Meh, the guy has some backwards social views, but the church as a whole does. It's the result of picking your leader from a subset made up of celibate 70 year old men.

But, he's reasonably progressive on the whole "feed the hungry, pray for the sick, and clothe the naked" part of Christianity. Plus, the Jesuits have a solid tradition of supporting science and reason as a way to understand a higher power. Rather than "God did it, end of discussion", it's closer to "Because of X-Y-Z are established as a scientific fact, it's proof that God did it because the system is so orderly". I can certainly tolerate the latter more than the former.

I also want to see Francis' approach to the triple crown of the Papacy. John-Paul thought it was too ostentatious, but Benedict never took the damn thing off (He probably slept with it on once or twice).
 
2013-03-14 02:34:12 PM

Caffandtranqs: Ivandrago: Liebrals just don't get jokes. If John Liebowitz had said it you'd be rolling in the isles calling it genius. Erikson is a satirist like Rush or Hannity. That's the problem with liebrals your only funny if you share there world view.

Yes......turn it into a liberal "not getting jokes" thing.  It has nothing to do with facts nor the fact that even if it is a joke, it sucks.  There's a reason these idiots are not selling out at comedy clubs.  Because their "jokes" suck and are full of stupidity.


Also, it's the same sentiments seriously reflected for years on the politics tab, half the main page threads, and all over the internet and talk radio. Half are trolls or shills, the other half are frighteningly earnest, either way it's tired recycled crap.

/Ivandrago was obviously trolling, though, I wouldn't take seriously anyone using "liebrals"
 
2013-03-14 02:41:24 PM
I know a guy who has the same first name as his last name -- he's a good guy.  I've met 5-6 people who have their first name buried somewhere in their last name (example:  Erik Erikson) -- every single one of those people has been an insufferable ass.

Near as I can tell, it's the uncanny valley hypothesis of naming.
 
2013-03-14 02:52:41 PM
Sorry, Drudge, but whattaya smoking? Noooo thanks.
 
2013-03-14 02:56:45 PM

swahnhennessy: A conservative cheering Latin American death squads. Classy and mature, showing a real firm grasp on history.


You're being unfair. He was cheering that liberals ("lefties") were being handed over to be murdered by Latin American death squads.

/sheesh, you libs, spinning everything
 
2013-03-14 03:00:08 PM

WillyChase: devilEther: sigdiamond2000: Matt Drudge is insane.

his tweet does resemble the ramblings of a schizophrenic

I tried to give him the benefit of the doubt and parsed it for some hidden meaning or subtlety that I wasn't getting, but ended up setting with crazy incoherent rambling


Probably in celebration of the Pope's election, he went and got completely ripped on Jagermeister and drunktwat. (is that the past tense of "drunk tweet"?)
 
2013-03-14 03:09:49 PM

Sybarite: New Pope is a Jesuit which means he already holds @bostoncollege in higher esteem than #NotreDame Viva Papa!

Heh


I do like (and stand by) my "Jesuits, biatches!" proclamation.
 
2013-03-14 03:11:02 PM
Argentina can have the Pope, but the Falklands will always be British! Stick that up your ex-junta!
 
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