In which Fox News tries absurdism on for size. Sample line: "Francis not only panders to enemies and professional grievance mongers, but also attacks his allies. Just as Obama snubs Britain and Israel, Pope Francis swipes at practicing Catholics."
EDIT: Here’s a Jesuit priest calling this article the worst of 2013. Don’t get a much better source than that.
PS - The guy who wrote this is Fox News’ video game reviewer. Wow. Such relevant. Very religious study.
Have these people actually sat down and read the New Testament?
(Photo: Michelle McLoughlin / Reuters)
John and Ann Betar eloped on Nov. 25, 1932, fleeing their close-knit Syrian neighborhood in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and driving as fast as they could to Harrison, New York, to avoid Ann’s father’s plans to marry her off to a man 20 years older.
"On Nov. 22, 1963, I had been in the Secret Service only 13 months… President Kennedy’s murder was a colossal failure. Our very reason for being was to keep the president alive. And he was dead."
-Jerry Parr was one of Kennedy’s Secret Service agents the day he died. Years later, he would be responsible for saving President Reagan’s life.
(Florida Congressman Trey Radel and) rising Tea Party star was caught in a coke bust. Apparently he forgot the part of the Tea Party story where you dump the product in the harbor before the cops show up.
Personally, I hated to lose a Congressman who was so fiscally conservative that I’m sure he snorted his blow through a one dollar bill. And so committed to family values, folks, that he actually voted to drug test people who received food stamps. He’s not a hypocrite, because he doesn’t get food stamps from the government.
Just his paycheck.
STEPHEN COLBERT, The Colbert Report (via inothernews)
Trey must’ve known the food stamp criticism was coming, because during a press conference that was held after the Colbert taping, he announced a leave of absence—and that he was donating his salary to charity until he came back.
This flyer, around 5,000 copies of which were distributed around Dallas in the days before President Kennedy’s November 22, 1963 visit, accused Kennedy of a range of offenses, from being “lax” on Communism, to “appointing anti-Christians to Federal office,” to lying to the American people about his personal life.
General Edwin A. Walker, a Texan who served in World War II and the Korean War, had resigned his Army post in 1961 after a Kennedy-ordered investigation found that he had violated the Hatch Act, which prohibits federal employees from engaging in political activity on the job, by distributing John Birch Society literature to his troops. Walker moved to Dallas and became a leader of right-wing activity in the city (more on the full range of that activity here). The ex-General led resistance to James Meredith’s 1962 enrollment at the University of Mississippi and unsuccessfully ran for the position of Texas governor.
This rhetoric sounds awfully familiar. If you substituted Obama’s picture for Kennedy’s it would look like a Tea Party poster.
We will remember them,” says the “Ode of Remembrance” recited around the world each Armistice Day.
Hundreds of Britons took the message to heart Monday, attending the funeral of a 99-year-old former World War II airman they had never met.
Harold Jellicoe Percival died Oct. 25 at a nursing home in Lytham St Annes, northwest England, with no immediate family or close friends still alive.
A funeral home placed an advertisement in the local newspaper asking military personnel to attend the service so his passing would not go unmarked. (Photo: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)
This study makes it abundantly clear that Americans are in no danger of gun violence except in these isolated four hundred and thirteen places
National Rifle Association C.E.O. Wayne LaPierre, Study: Americans Safe from Gun Violence Except in Schools, Malls, Airports, Movie Theatres, Workplaces, Streets, Own Homes (via nevver)
TSA agent dead; suspect in custody after LAX shooting
The gunman, who officials believe acted alone, came into Terminal 3, pulled an assault rifle out of his bag and opened fire into the terminal. Police tracked him through the airport and engaged him in gunfire, before taking him into custody.
Follow the latest updates at Breaking News.
Photo: Authorities respond to the incident at Los Angeles airport. (NBC News)