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… Now it ‘ s the Misogyny Card [#Mr Bill][#Miz Hillary]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,November 7th,2016

.. you have to be kidding ! ..

.. Mr. Bill says that one has to vote for Miz Hillary , or otherwise be a sexist pig …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt.org]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. gee , Mr. Bill , we will get over it [Miz Hillary] !! …

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… It does not need to be Just Once [#or , for one year]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,May 6th,2016

.. it needs to be consistently , and for the right reasons …

.. yes , black voters do not vote for the GOP . That is unfortunate , because the DemoCraps take them entirely for granted . Worse for blacks , the Dems treat them like dirt , and even worse yet , treat them like idiots …

.. what Steven A. Smith suggests is good , but it is only a start . Just voting for the GOP for once , or for one year , is not enough ….

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt.org]..
.. [link] to the blog post // video clip ..

.. it also needs to be for the right reasons . Blacks , especially younger blacks , are far more conservative than their elders . They are much more willing to support conservative blacks , and to vote for the GOP . It is still hard for them to do , but as their interests converge with Republicans , they will eventually start to do so , and for the right reasons …

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… Why Am I Not Surprised [#Chicagoland Election Monkeyshines]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,April 29th,2016

.. there is the normal way , and then , there is the ” Chicago Way … ”

.. in this case , this is a case of a voting machine [touch sensitive] that responds to a person ‘ s inputs . These things have been thoroughly tested , so this happening is not a lark …

.. [h/t — IllinoisReview.typepad.com]..
.. [link] to the news report …

.. this guy is a state representative candidate , and he is running in a Chicagoland area suburban district ….

.. I have traveled to Chicago many times , so I have fairly familiar with the area . The area that they are quoting is fairly far out from the City . It is out beyond the O ‘ Hare Airport area , out to the outer streteches of Cook County …

.. this is a district that is likely a winnable district for a Republican . It likely has not been drawn to be all that friendly to one , though . This also is an area that Bruce Rauner needs to do well in order for him to have a good chance of winning …

— [update] — now comes the Chicago mayoral election . Since it is Chicago , look out for any and all kinds of monkeyshines . Especially with Mayor ” Rahmbo ” Emmanuel up for re – election and under fire …

.. the question is , though , will anyone oppose him for re – election ?? ….

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… Great Hammer Job !! [#go grandma , go!]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,March 19th,2016

.. there is this 82 – year – old grandma from suburban Chicagoland [that’s Illinois , folks] …

.. oh , by the way , she happens to be Black …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news // commentary …

.. by the by , she votes straight GOP . She hates the DemoCraps with a passion …

.. she takes His Lordship apart , piece – by – piece …

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… This Programming was Deliberate [#Chicagoland Election Monkeyshines]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,March 16th,2016

.. this had to have been done deliberately …

.. this was not done idlely , folks …

.. these screens and for the offices are designed and programmed to only accept one vote per office [or , the number allowed , if more than one] …

.. then , once the ballot is finished , the ballot is tabulated and shown to the voter . In that way , the voter can check their votes to make sure that there are not any errors …

.. these areas cannot accept more than the allowed number of ballots for a specific office [or , any vote , if one is casting a write – in ballot for a specific office]…

.. [h/t — IllinoisReview.typepad.com]..
.. [link] to the news report ….

.. the act to switch the vote for a specific office is deliberate . The programming has to be played with , in order for the vote to be switched from one data entry point to another …

.. someone from the DemoCraps had to be on the inside , and acted to pull off this stunt …

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… It could Be Worse [#Voter ID in Ohio]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,June 22nd,2015

.. I reviewed James O ‘Keefe ‘ s footage on his recent trip to N.C. …

.. to be honest , it scares me ..

.. in Ohio , if you update your signature , and then you request a ballot [for one reason or another] , you can defeat the system …

.. [h/t — HotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news // video footage …

.. you do that , you can defeat the system . You can request an early ballot , or go to the polls on Election Day …

.. that really bothers me …

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… Does Scotland Really Want Independence ?? …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,May 15th,2014

.. I believe that it does .

.. but , will it vote for independence (in a referendum vote , this September) ? … I do not know , yet ..

.. a sizable minority will vote yes , no matter what . But , a majority ?? … that remains to be seen …

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… the Favourites for the Papacy …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,March 11th,2013

Timothy Dolan, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Ne...

Timothy Dolan, Roman Catholic Archbishop of New York

 

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Cardinals from around the world gather this week in a conclave to elect a new pope following the stunning resignation of Benedict XVI. In the secretive world of the Vatican, there is no way to know who is in the running, and history has yielded plenty of
surprises. Yet several names have come up repeatedly as strong contenders. Here is a look at
who they are:

{courtesy of the AP} [with some of my own added]

CARDINAL ANGELO SCOLA [Italy] Archbishop of Milan
He is known as a doctrinal conservative who is also at ease quoting Jack McCarthy.

CARDINAL ODILO SCHERER [Brazil Archbishop of Sao Paulo

At the relatively young age of 63, he enthusiastically embraces all new methods for reaching believers, while staying true to a conservative line of Roman Catholic doctrine and hardline positions on social issues such as rejection of same-sex marriage.

CARDINAL MARC OUELLET [Canada] Archbishop of Montreal(?)
He possesses the qualities that make the 68-year-old popular in Latin America – home to the world’s biggest Catholic population – and among the cardinals who elect the pope have contributed to his poor image in his native Quebec, where ironically he was perceived during his tenure as archbishop as an outsider parachuted in from Rome to reorder his liberal province along conservative lines.

CARDINAL PETER ERDO [Hungary]

Erdo is the son of a deeply religious couple who defied communist repression in Hungary to practice their faith. And if elected pope, the 60-year-old would be the second pontiff to come from eastern Europe – following in the footsteps of the late John Paul II, a Pole who left a great legacy helping to topple communism. A cardinal since 2003, Erdo is an expert on canon law and distinguished university theologian who has also striven to forge close ties to the parish faithful. He is increasingly seen as a compromise candidate if cardinals are unable to rally around some of the more high-profile figures like Scola or Scherer.

CARDINAL PETER TURKSON [Ghana]

Often cast as the social conscience of the church, Ghana’s Turkson is viewed by many as the top African contender for pope.

 

English: Cardinal Peter Turkson Nederlands: Ka...

Cardinal Peter Turkson

 

CARDINAL TIMOTHY DOLAN [USA]

Dolan, the 63-year-old archbishop of New York, is an upbeat, affable defender of Catholic

orthodoxy, and a well-known religious figure in the United States.  But scholars question

whether his charisma and experience are enough for a real shot at succeeding Benedict.

CARDINAL LEONARDO SANDRI [Italy]

{originally Argentinian} Leonardo Sandri, 69, is a Vatican insider who has run the day-to-day operations of the global church’s vast bureaucracy and roamed the world as a papal diplomat.  The jovial diplomat has been knighted in a dozen countries, and the church
he is attached to as cardinal is Rome’s exquisite, baroque San Carlo ai Catinari.

CARDINAL LUIS ANTONIO TAGLE [Philipines]

Asia’s most prominent Roman Catholic leader knows how to reach the masses: He sings on stage, preaches on TV, brings churchgoers to laughter and tears with his homilies. And he’s on Facebook. But the 55-year-old Filipino’s best response against the tide of secularism,
clergy sex abuse scandals and rival-faith competition could be his reputation for humility.

His compassion for the poor and unassuming ways have impressed followers in his homeland, Asia’s largest Catholic nation, and church leaders in the Vatican. Tagle’s chances are considered remote, as many believe that Latin America or Africa – with their faster-growing
Catholic flocks – would be more logical choices if the papal electors look beyond Europe.

CARDINAL CHRISTOPH SCHOENBORN [Austria]

Schoenborn is a soft-spoken conservative who is ready to listen to those espousing reform.

That profile could appeal to fellow cardinals looking to elect a pontiff with the widest-possible appeal to the world’s 1 billion Catholics. His Austrian nationality may be his biggest disadvantage: Electors may be reluctant to choose another German speaker as a successor to Benedict. A man of low tolerance for the child abuse scandals roiling the church, Schoenborn, 68, himself was elevated to the upper echelons of the Catholic hierarchy after his predecessor resigned 18 years ago over accusations that he was a pedophile.

CARDINAL MALCOLM RANJITH [Sri Lanka]

Benedict XVI picked the Sri Lankan Ranjith to return from Colombo to the Vatican to oversee the church’s liturgy and rites in one of his first appointments as pope. The choice of Ranjith in 2005 rewarded a strong voice of tradition – so rigid that some critics regard it even as backward-looking. Ranjith in 2010 was named Sri Lanka’s second cardinal in history.

There are many strikes against a Ranjith candidacy – Sri Lanka, for example, has just 1.3 million Catholics, less than half the population of Rome. But the rising influence of the developing world, along with the 65-year-old’s strong conservative credentials, helps keep his name in the mix of papal contenders.

CARDINAL ANDRES RODRIGUEZ MARADIAGA [Honduras]

 

To many, Maradiaga embodies the activist wing of the Roman Catholic Church as an outspoken campaigner of human rights, a watchdog on climate change and advocate of international debtelief for poor nations. Others, however, see the 70-year-old Honduran as a reactionary in the other direction: Described as sympathetic to a coup in his homeland and stirringaccusations of anti-Semitism for remarks that some believe suggested Jewish interests encouraged extra media attention on church sex abuse scandals. Maradiaga, the archbishop of Tegucigalpa, is among a handful of Latin American prelates considered to have a credible shot at the papacy.
CARDINAL SEAN PATRICK O’MALLEY [USA]

As archbishop of Boston, O’Malley has faced the fallout from the church’s abuse scandals for nearly a decade. The fact he is mentioned at all as a potential papal candidate is testament to his efforts to bring together an archdiocese at the forefront of the abuse disclosures.

Like other American cardinals, the papal prospects for the 68-year-old O’Malley suffer because of the accepted belief that many papal electors oppose the risk of having U.S. global policies spill over, even indirectly, onto the Vatican’s image. O’Malley is among the most Internet-savvy members of the conclave.

Cardinal Polycarp Pengo, 69, of Tanzania.

As the elected president of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM), he has the respect of his peers. He’s also been adept at defending Benedict’s ban on contraceptives in the fight against AIDS without aggravating the argument.

He has, however, called homosexuality one of the most heinous sins on Earth. “Homosexuality is craziness,” he said. “How can people of the same sex have a sexual relationship … they are meeting to do what?”

He has no experience in Rome.

Cardinal Robert Sarah, 67, of Guinea.

Unlike Pengo, Sarah has had considerable Rome experience as the No. 2 man in the powerful Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples (officially known as Propaganda Fide), and is the current very hands-on president of the Vatican’s charitable agency, Cor Unum.

He’s had a meteoric rise through the church hierarchy, being named an archbishop at 34. He has said that homosexuality, abortion and contraception to be antithetical to African culture.

The Asians:

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, 65, of Sri Lanka.

Ranjith has extensive Vatican experience, including as a papal diplomat.

 

English: Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith

Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith

 

He has a solid

pastoral background, having served as archbishop of Colombo since 2005.

He’s also considered to be on the church’s ultra-conservative fringe.

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, 55, of the Philippines.

He is three years younger than John Paul II was when he was elected pope, which means he

could be around for a long time. It’s the biggest obstacle to him being given the nod this

time.

He is a hugely popular, charismatic and powerful communicator, a scholar, a staunch defender of the poor, an environmentalist, and a proponent of the church taking a strong stance against clerical sex abuse. As John Allen, columnist for the U.S. National Catholic
Reporter, says of Tagle: “When he talks, people listen.”

He also has strong pastoral experience but no Vatican experience.

Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, 70, of Mexico.

Carrera has been such a strong critic of globalization and political corruption that the Mexican government threatened to pass a law forbidding priests from commenting on politics.

He has criticized the U.S. media for exaggerated attacks on the church over sex abuse by clergy. He also has been close to conservative religious movements such as the disgraced Legionaries of Christ (whose leader was instructed to retire to a life of prayer and penitence after being accused of sexual misconduct).

In 2003, he declared that Christians should not consult horoscopes because the only star that truly influences human destiny is the star of Bethlehem.

He has no Vatican experience.

Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, 70, of Honduras.

He’s Cardinal Cool, tall, handsome, a trained pilot who plays both the piano and the saxophone, speaks six languages, is charismatic and in demand as a public speaker.

He’s shown sympathy for liberation theology, attacked the neo-colonialism of global capitalism and represented the Vatican at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

He’s also said any Catholic politician who supports abortion is automatically excommunicated.

In 2002, he caused an uproar in the U.S. by comparing media criticism of the church’s sex-abuse scandals to persecution by Hitler and Stalin, and suggested the U.S. media was trumpeting the scandals in order to distract attention from the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

These views brought angry reaction from sex abuse victims and the Jewish Anti-Defamation League.

 

 

 

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