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(NewsMax)   The Catholic League reassures us that just because Pope Francis is concerned about income inequality like noted socialists Barack Obama and Bill de Blasio, only Pope Francis is right about it and the other two are totally wrong   (newsmax.com) divider line 27
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2014-01-27 01:41:27 PM
7 votes:
*headdesk* Obama is not a goddamn socialist, you morons. Social inequality is not a left or right issue. Everyone suffers from income inequality because the economy is stagnant. If you bothered to pull your heads out of your asses and stop making this a political issue, you'd see that we need to do something now so we can all benefit.
2014-01-27 03:22:30 PM
5 votes:
Isn't the Catholic League one guy and a fax machine?
2014-01-27 02:07:08 PM
4 votes:
Also, wanting to be able to live decently and afford things like food, health care, and electricity isn't envy, it's realistic.
2014-01-27 02:12:54 PM
3 votes:

serpent_sky: Also, wanting to be able to live decently and afford things like food, health care, and electricity isn't envy, it's realistic.


They are using a greed argument against the poor?  That's some pretty advanced douche-baggery.
2014-01-27 02:06:20 PM
3 votes:
"Obama and de Blasio exemplify Schoeck's concern. Both of them are consumed with tapping into a debased appetite for envy, driving a wedge between the classes. "


I had to stop reading there. The wedge between the classes is a real thing, driven by the fact that the rich are SO incredibly rich, and seem to delight in torturing the poor, going so far as to act as if a minimum wage increase will cripple companies with record profits... and CEOs that make hundreds of thousands, if not millions.
2014-01-27 03:24:51 PM
2 votes:
This article was written for Bill Donohue and Bill Donohue only. He's doing his best to rationalize his belief in the one, holy, catholic and apostolic church and its new leader with his beliefs in the true righteousness of free market economics.
2014-01-27 03:23:38 PM
2 votes:
For the thousandth time, we don't 'envy' the wealthy.  We want them to stop hurting everyone with their greed.
2014-01-27 03:21:25 PM
2 votes:

serpent_sky: "Obama and de Blasio exemplify Schoeck's concern. Both of them are consumed with tapping into a debased appetite for envy, driving a wedge between the classes. "


I had to stop reading there. The wedge between the classes is a real thing, driven by the fact that the rich are SO incredibly rich, and seem to delight in torturing the poor, going so far as to act as if a minimum wage increase will cripple companies with record profits... and CEOs that make hundreds of thousands, if not millions.


I always get a kick out of the right getting upset at perceived class warfare from the left, right before they deride poor people of being Cadillac Queens.
2014-01-27 09:16:02 PM
1 votes:

Dahnkster: With friends like this, who needs enemas.
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Wow. He actually did say "Jews had better not make enemies of their Catholic friends since they have so few of them". That's an actual thing he said.

What an evil prick.
2014-01-27 06:45:43 PM
1 votes:

Dr Dreidel: simplicimus: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/pope-francis-breaking-new-groun d- in-jewish-catholic-relations/

"The Pope and Rabbi Skorka made history by sharing meals and praying together during Sukkot and Sabbath at the Vatican - making Pope Francis perhaps the first bishop of Rome to do so, since St. Peter himself."

That wasn't to say such a friendship is impossible. Just that the more religious a community is, the more Republicans (or conservatives) one seems to find there.

// and I'm willing to bet it's not hardcore Orthodoxy you'll find in meetings with Pope Frankel


Well, Catholics aren't really at home in any US political party. There are catholic groups that are extremely conservative, but they get more publicity than they have members.
2014-01-27 04:16:05 PM
1 votes:
Keep in mind, this was "written" by one of the truly dumbest people on the planet.

Not to mention, most punch-in-the-face-able.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LK07yXKjqLo
2014-01-27 04:13:06 PM
1 votes:

UrukHaiGuyz: Bloody William: In whatever your foundation of morals are, where does it say that the poor should suffer sufficiently before they're worthy of help?

Objectivism 101.


It's a stark and troubling difference between the trains of thought that lead to "That person is suffering, how can we stop that?" and "That person is suffering, why does he deserve it?"
2014-01-27 03:55:47 PM
1 votes:

jigger: 200 years ago the richest people in the world shiat in a hole in the ground. Today the poorest americans have indoor plumbing and toilet paper. 200 years from now, people like you will be crowing about "the poor" even though they have everything they'll ever need and more.


And 800 years ago the richest people in the world controlled empires that spanned continents, had thousands of slaves, multiple wives, and literally held life or death control over their subjects, so I guess the richest people today are pretty poor, relatively.
2014-01-27 03:55:34 PM
1 votes:
If only Jesus had made comments about this, multiple times, and if only we had a book where such comments were written down.

If, then maybe Catholics would know what to think.

If, but oh well.
2014-01-27 03:53:14 PM
1 votes:

Ned Stark: If social inequality isn't a left issue then what does left even mean?


Such large social inequalities are everyone's issue. When people can't afford housing or food, they aren't going to stay in their own neighborhoods. They're going to go after the people who have big, warm houses and all the food they could ever want.  It is in everyone's interest to have a solid middle class.  I grasp we can't all be exactly the same, but the shrinking middle class in this country is a danger for all. For those who will suffer the ills of extreme poverty, and for the rich, who will be affected as well.  Nobody wins.

And the GOP's seeming full-on assault on the poor, as standard policy (not extending unemployment, cutting SNAP benefits, so on and so forth) is not only stupid, but it's reckless.

You know the old saying, "the world needs ditch diggers, too"? It applies here. We need our minimum wage workforce or everything grinds to a halt.  EVERYTHING. But keep arguing against paying these people better. I'm not saying the guy who stocks shelves at A&P should make as much money as my  doctor, but he works hard and should be able to afford the basics on the salary from that one (essential for us all) job.
2014-01-27 03:52:21 PM
1 votes:

jigger: ikanreed: jigger: ikanreed: jigger: Rapmaster2000: I heard that a lot of these poors have refrigerators.

I guess in the next few centuries people will claim the poor aren't really poor because they have replicators and holodecks. But they're really poor, you see, because they don't have a ships with warp drive.

Keeping food rather than letting it spoil: only for the rich.

If you can afford to do this, how poor are you? It's all relative, which was my point.

If you can afford to not do this, how rich are you?


Seriously, do you think going shopping every day is cheaper?

Losing food to spoilage?

It's not even remotely relative.

200 years ago the richest people in the world shiat in a hole in the ground. Today the poorest americans have indoor plumbing and toilet paper. 200 years from now, people like you will be crowing about "the poor" even though they have everything they'll ever need and more.


Which is why poor people nowadays don't suffer from anything that used to afflict the poor, like homelessness, hunger or disease! The society we've built truly is a technological utopia.
2014-01-27 03:51:14 PM
1 votes:

Fart_Machine: Isn't the Catholic League one guy and a fax machine?


Youre thinking of One Million Moms.
2014-01-27 03:34:00 PM
1 votes:

DjangoStonereaver: MaudlinMutantMollusk: The Catholic League's farm system is a joke

As is their embrace of the Designated Hitter Hitler


FTFY

/Godwinned I know but damn that was the first thing i saw.
2014-01-27 03:28:58 PM
1 votes:
My favorite thing about the Catholic League is how completely out of touch they are with actual American Catholics.

It's like if Jews for Jesus were the spokespeople for all American Jews.
2014-01-27 03:27:36 PM
1 votes:
This Pope has wealthy Catholics absolutely shiatting themselves.
2014-01-27 03:26:35 PM
1 votes:
Unbridled capitalism is the exact opposite of what Jesus taught.
2014-01-27 03:24:15 PM
1 votes:
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2014-01-27 03:23:15 PM
1 votes:
The old fashioned CC has always supported the 1%.  Rich people donate more, after all.
2014-01-27 03:18:32 PM
1 votes:

somedude210: *headdesk* Obama is not a goddamn socialist, you morons. Social inequality is not a left or right issue. Everyone suffers from income inequality because the economy is stagnant. If you bothered to pull your heads out of your asses and stop making this a political issue, you'd see that we need to do something now so we can all benefit.


Yeah, even incredibly rich people are worried about it.  The people that aren't worried are people like the Kochs who need social validation that the billions they inherited is money they deserve.  They need to know they're that much better.
2014-01-27 03:12:41 PM
1 votes:
Who the hell takes the Catholic League seriously?

Oh... Newsmax...
2014-01-27 02:45:23 PM
1 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: The Catholic League's farm system is a joke


As is their embrace of the Designated Hitter.
2014-01-27 02:22:24 PM
1 votes:

mrshowrules: serpent_sky: Also, wanting to be able to live decently and afford things like food, health care, and electricity isn't envy, it's realistic.

They are using a greed argument against the poor?  That's some pretty advanced douche-baggery.


I think Catholic League really only likes Republican Jesus.  And we know how he feels about the poor.
 
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