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NFA [TotalFark]
2013-11-28 12:44:01 AM
The Beck, Limbaugh, Savage and Hannity shows are funded by Clear Channel.  Clear Channel also owns 850 radio stations nationwide.  Clear Channel is owned by Bain Capital (Yes Romney's company).  So a very small group of very wealth men control the message sent to 115 million American's every week.

Those wealthy men do not want their agendas tampered with by a Pope who is actually preaching the real message of the bible.  This Pope has shown by example that he cares for the sick and the poor.  He's said that trickle down economics is a fraud (which it is) and that the rich aren't following God's message.

These wealthy men are going to go toe to toe with a major religion to promote their agenda of creating an American Oligarchy.
 
2013-11-28 12:48:33 AM
FIGHT!

OOH! LIMBAUGH SUFFERS ETERNAL DAMNATION RIGHT AT THE BELL!
 
2013-11-28 12:49:31 AM

NFA: The Beck, Limbaugh, Savage and Hannity shows are funded by Clear Channel.  Clear Channel also owns 850 radio stations nationwide.  Clear Channel is owned by Bain Capital (Yes Romney's company).  So a very small group of very wealth men control the message sent to 115 million American's every week.

Those wealthy men do not want their agendas tampered with by a Pope who is actually preaching the real message of the bible.  This Pope has shown by example that he cares for the sick and the poor.  He's said that trickle down economics is a fraud (which it is) and that the rich aren't following God's message.

These wealthy men are going to go toe to toe with a major religion to promote their agenda of creating an American Oligarchy.


Coincidentally the Clear Channel family is represented by Michael McCaul, a person so un-electable even in Texas that Tom DeLay had to carve out a district just for him (TX-10)

He has no idea what goes on in his district - when a major defense contractor pulled out, the Chronicle asked him about it, and he was apparently totally unaware that 10,000 well-paid jobs just disappeared from his district.

But he's a Republican in Texas, and with the assets of Clear Channel at his disposal, I'd say it's unlikely he actually needs to give a sh*t.
 
2013-11-28 12:52:36 AM
Dimwitted American radio host vs The Catholic Church?

Rush, you used to know how to pick your fights.
 
2013-11-28 01:37:03 AM

NFA: The Beck, Limbaugh, Savage and Hannity shows are funded by Clear Channel.  Clear Channel also owns 850 radio stations nationwide.  Clear Channel is owned by Bain Capital (Yes Romney's company).  So a very small group of very wealth men control the message sent to 115 million American's every week.

Those wealthy men do not want their agendas tampered with by a Pope who is actually preaching the real message of the bible.  This Pope has shown by example that he cares for the sick and the poor.  He's said that trickle down economics is a fraud (which it is) and that the rich aren't following God's message.

These wealthy men are going to go toe to toe with a major religion to promote their agenda of creating an American Oligarchy.


The same type of oligarchy is in place for print and television media as well - a few control the many.  Most of that consolidation occurred last two decades.

/we truly are frogs in a slowly boiling pot
 
2013-11-28 07:56:25 AM
So an incalculably rich monolith best known for legions of never-questioning acolytes bent on spreading the gospel under pain of death and for covering up wanton abuse of little boys...versus the Catholic Church?
 
2013-11-28 08:53:19 AM
White Christian protestants were always taught to detest the evil papist Catholics. A lot of people don't realize what a shiatstorm it was for most WASP's when Kennedy ran for president.They were sure that the U.S. would be enslaved by the Vatican. I was born shortly before Kennedy was elected and grew up Catholic, so the phenomenon of bringing Catholics into the hard right religious movement always seemed very odd to me, and tenuous.
 
2013-11-28 08:55:27 AM
Oh poor Rush. When it's the Dalai Lama or some brown guy with a funny name telling folks the same thing, it's OK, because, obviously, they just don't know any better, but it's almost as if some hippy from Nazareth had gotten to the Pope...

Good luck with this one. I mean, it won't really change the Prosperity Gospel folks, because they parted ways with the Bible a long while ago in favor of their wallets, but Rush and his ilk might want to choke back their bile a bit, because this is a fight they really don't want to pick.

You judge a man by his enemies, and this point, Pope Francis is pissing off all the right people. Good on him.
 
2013-11-28 09:04:23 AM
If the critically deficient ever unplug from Rush's slop all at once, that group moment of realization will throw the planet out of orbit.
 
2013-11-28 09:04:35 AM
As a lapsed Catholic and non-believer, I've been thinking that I kind of like this Pope. The fact that Rush is at odds with him only confirms my suspicion: He must not be half bad.
 
2013-11-28 09:21:05 AM
Well he's right in that the Vatican is opulent but the new Pope can't do anything about that. So Rush has no point, except fark the poor.
 
2013-11-28 09:36:41 AM
Rush Limbaugh is in a rage at the latest social justice preachings of Pope Francis, which the radio voice of the American right described on Wednesday as "pure Marxism."

Duh.  Jesus Christ was a communist.

Seriously, does any "conservative christian" read the fkn Bible?   ANY OF THEM? EVER?
 
2013-11-28 09:47:51 AM
Jesuit pope is Jesuit.
 
2013-11-28 09:48:00 AM
"Mr. Limbaugh, the Pope said this"

"Why that lousy good for nothing Pope"

versus

"Your royal Popeness, Mr. Limbaugh said this"

"Who?"


/I know it's not 'your royal popeness'
 
2013-11-28 09:51:06 AM
Marxist, everything I don't like is Marxist.
 
2013-11-28 10:19:43 AM
"I was willing to cut him some slack..."

Wow, Rush was willing to cut the Pope some slack.  I'm sure the Pope was mighty grateful that El Rushbo cut him some slack.  But now, The Fat One is PO'd...Watch out, Pope!!  Rush may not cut you any slack in the future!!  Then you'll be in REAL trouble!  So shape up Francis, before Rush makes your life a living hell!
 
2013-11-28 10:32:34 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: So an incalculably rich monolith best known for legions of never-questioning acolytes bent on spreading the gospel under pain of death and for covering up wanton abuse of little boys...versus the Catholic Church?


Hhhhmmmhhhmm.
 
2013-11-28 10:36:49 AM

Three Crooked Squirrels: As a lapsed Catholic and non-believer, I've been thinking that I kind of like this Pope. The fact that Rush is at odds with him only confirms my suspicion: He must not be half bad.


i'm openly pagan and even I like this Pope.  I don't agree with all his policies but...DAYUM does he got the prosperity gospel preachers and their minions in an uproar!  Francis is quite a thorny problem for the Republicans.  they can't simply dismiss him or his comments.  oh sure, the US evangelicals have never liked the Catholics but they need their support for the pro-life agenda.  so there's a limit on how far they can go with retaliation.  Not to mention that there is NOTHING the likes of Rush Limbaugh can do to threaten the Pope to bring him into line.  Even trying to lean on the Pope is a public relations nightmare for the Right wing.  They can't shut the guy up, they can't ignore him, and even when they disagree with him they have to be respectful of the Church or they risk a schism in the ranks.

Pope Francis is a smart guy.  He's found the one fracture point in the GOP that they can't do anything about and he just hammered a spike thru it with a sledgehammer.  I hope he gives it another whack!
 
2013-11-28 10:39:01 AM

Because People in power are Stupid: Marxist, everything I don't like is Marxist.


well yes...I mean I should think that was obvious by now.  it's in the GOP playbook, chapter one - everything not Republican is Marxist.
 
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2013-11-28 10:50:20 AM

Weaver95: i'm openly pagan and even I like this Pope.


I have heard MANY MANY people say what you just said.  Think about it, this Pope has aligned himself and church leadership with the bible, which has attracted a huge number of non-believers.  Who would have guessed?
 
2013-11-28 10:51:27 AM
Wonderful.

Two dark powers at war with each other.
 
2013-11-28 10:59:05 AM

Weaver95: Even trying to lean on the Pope is a public relations nightmare for the Right wing.  They can't shut the guy up, they can't ignore him, and even when they disagree with him they have to be respectful of the Church or they risk a schism in the ranks.


There is always one reliable way to shut him up.  I'm just saying he should carefully check the undercarriage of the popemobile before firing her up.
 
2013-11-28 11:17:12 AM
You heard it here first, folks...

I'm rooting for the Pope.
 
2013-11-28 11:34:22 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: FIGHT!

OOH! LIMBAUGH SUFFERS ETERNAL DAMNATION RIGHT AT THE BELL!


The voting buttons weren't available yet, so I've had to Favorite you instead. My chest hurts from laughing...
 
2013-11-28 11:50:45 AM
I was gonna say in another thread that we needed to strap Kanye West to a rocket and launch him directly into the Sun, but now I think we'd have room to squeeze in Rush on that one-way trip to the nearest star.
 
2013-11-28 11:56:40 AM

bluorangefyre: I was gonna say in another thread that we needed to strap Kanye West to a rocket and launch him directly into the Sun, but now I think we'd have room to squeeze in Rush on that one-way trip to the nearest star.


Kanye is a colossal douchebag but if I had a gun with 2 bullets and he was standing between me and Rush, I would have to say, "Excuse me Mr. West, I have to double tap this motherfarker".
 
2013-11-28 11:57:12 AM

Weaver95: Three Crooked Squirrels: As a lapsed Catholic and non-believer, I've been thinking that I kind of like this Pope. The fact that Rush is at odds with him only confirms my suspicion: He must not be half bad.

i'm openly pagan and even I like this Pope.  I don't agree with all his policies but...DAYUM does he got the prosperity gospel preachers and their minions in an uproar!  Francis is quite a thorny problem for the Republicans.  they can't simply dismiss him or his comments.  oh sure, the US evangelicals have never liked the Catholics but they need their support for the pro-life agenda.  so there's a limit on how far they can go with retaliation.  Not to mention that there is NOTHING the likes of Rush Limbaugh can do to threaten the Pope to bring him into line.  Even trying to lean on the Pope is a public relations nightmare for the Right wing.  They can't shut the guy up, they can't ignore him, and even when they disagree with him they have to be respectful of the Church or they risk a schism in the ranks.

Pope Francis is a smart guy.  He's found the one fracture point in the GOP that they can't do anything about and he just hammered a spike thru it with a sledgehammer.  I hope he gives it another whack!


Francis is certainly doing his part to take on this prosperity gospel shiat, and that's a good thing.  Wow, me kinda liking a pope....that is scary.

Weird times, my friends.  Weird times.
 
2013-11-28 11:58:18 AM
5 bucks on the Pope!
 
2013-11-28 12:01:00 PM
Superstitious derp vs. political derp.

Whoever wins, we lose.
 
2013-11-28 12:01:38 PM
Rush should really think this through. The Pope can tell him to go to hell and mean it.

/Deist
//Likes the guy
 
2013-11-28 12:03:42 PM

I_Am_Weasel: "Mr. Limbaugh, the Pope said this"

"Why that lousy good for nothing Pope"

versus

"Your royal Popeness, Mr. Limbaugh said this"

"Who?"


/I know it's not 'your royal popeness'


He prefers to be called "Frankie P".
 
2013-11-28 12:04:34 PM
Are they fighting over which boys to boink?
 
2013-11-28 12:04:48 PM
Corporate Christians always get their dander up when confronted with the social messages of Biblical Christianity.
 
2013-11-28 12:05:56 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Rush should really think this through. The Pope can tell him to go to hell and mean it.

/Deist
//Likes the guy


True, but I can't actually imagine Francis *would do that*.

I was excited when I'd heard they'd picked a Jesuit pope. This is everything I'd hoped for.

/Not catholic
//But did go to a Jesuit University for undergrad
 
2013-11-28 12:05:58 PM
How many divisions has Rush?
 
2013-11-28 12:06:33 PM
Not a catholic, but boy am I rooting for Pope Frank
 
2013-11-28 12:06:35 PM
blu.stb.s-msn.com

31So Moses went back to the Lord and said, "Oh, what a great sin these people have committed! They have made themselves gods of gold. 32But now, please forgive their sin-but if not, then blot me out of the book you have written."

33The Lord replied to Moses, "Whoever has sinned against me I will blot out of my book. 34Now go, lead the people to the place I spoke of, and my angel will go before you. However, when the time comes for me to punish, I will punish them for their sin."
 
2013-11-28 12:07:48 PM
Rush will never convert to Catholicism until the Church starts using those oxycontin communion wafers.
 
2013-11-28 12:07:51 PM

ultraholland: [blu.stb.s-msn.com image 650x433]

31So Moses went back to the Lord and said, "Oh, what a great sin these people have committed! They have made themselves gods of gold. 32But now, please forgive their sin-but if not, then blot me out of the book you have written."

33The Lord replied to Moses, "Whoever has sinned against me I will blot out of my book. 34Now go, lead the people to the place I spoke of, and my angel will go before you. However, when the time comes for me to punish, I will punish them for their sin."


Does that gold mic flip open like a codeine dispensing Pez?
 
2013-11-28 12:09:52 PM

I_Am_Weasel: /I know it's not 'your royal popeness'


El Poparino?
 
2013-11-28 12:10:53 PM
See?  It's the same old thing every time.  The Republican outreach program to Hispanics was just gaining momentum and then someone blurts out how they really feel.
 
2013-11-28 12:11:23 PM

More_Like_A_Stain: I_Am_Weasel: /I know it's not 'your royal popeness'

El Poparino?


Mr Popeil?
 
2013-11-28 12:12:40 PM

Godscrack: Wonderful.

Two dark powers at war with each other.


Rupert Murdoch's medea Empire/Clear Channel/(most) Neo-Cons = Nazi Germany?

Catholic Church=Soviet Union?

/ still rooting for the Catholics on this one.
//if it eventually turns into a bloody Crusade, I'd shed no tears watching the Neo-Cons being "re-educated" by a militant Catholic Order*
/// *bring back the Teutonic Knights
 
2013-11-28 12:13:12 PM

Frederick: NFA: The Beck, Limbaugh, Savage and Hannity shows are funded by Clear Channel.  Clear Channel also owns 850 radio stations nationwide.  Clear Channel is owned by Bain Capital (Yes Romney's company).  So a very small group of very wealth men control the message sent to 115 million American's every week.

Those wealthy men do not want their agendas tampered with by a Pope who is actually preaching the real message of the bible.  This Pope has shown by example that he cares for the sick and the poor.  He's said that trickle down economics is a fraud (which it is) and that the rich aren't following God's message.

These wealthy men are going to go toe to toe with a major religion to promote their agenda of creating an American Oligarchy.

The same type of oligarchy is in place for print and television media as well - a few control the many.  Most of that consolidation occurred last two decades.

/we truly are frogs in a slowly boiling pot


The free market has spoken.  If this were a bad situation then people wouldn't buy their products.
 
2013-11-28 12:13:19 PM
If there were such a thing as an active and powerful god, Limbaugh would already have been turned into a boar or a hog or something.

Hey ...hold on  ...?!?!?
 
2013-11-28 12:14:57 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: So an incalculably rich monolith best known for legions of never-questioning acolytes bent on spreading the gospel under pain of death and for covering up wanton abuse of little boys...versus the Catholic Church?


i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-28 12:16:38 PM

unyon: Weaver95: Even trying to lean on the Pope is a public relations nightmare for the Right wing.  They can't shut the guy up, they can't ignore him, and even when they disagree with him they have to be respectful of the Church or they risk a schism in the ranks.

There is always one reliable way to shut him up.  I'm just saying he should carefully check the undercarriage of the popemobile before firing her up.


Not sure if serious. Unfortunately, whether serious or not, it's quite true.
 
2013-11-28 12:17:12 PM

More_Like_A_Stain: I_Am_Weasel: /I know it's not 'your royal popeness'

El Poparino?


The Popemeister!
 
2013-11-28 12:21:18 PM

Cuchulane: I was born shortly before Kennedy was elected and grew up Catholic, so the phenomenon of bringing Catholics into the hard right religious movement always seemed very odd to me, and tenuous.


Good conservatives know that once you burn a bridge, you should periodically return to the site and burn down any reconstruction efforts as well.
 
2013-11-28 12:24:52 PM
i.imgur.com
 
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