Not to be outdone, Fox 5 interviewed people on the street about when they thought the new pope would be elected. None of them knew. Wow. Scintillating.
I can only imagine what's going to happen when a new pope actually gets elected. I find this all annoyingly ironic because the corporate media in this country, especially in the New York area, are always quick to go negative about the Catholic Church and here they are breathlessly awaiting word of a new leader for the church.
Now, I'm not saying the election of a new pope is not important. What I am saying is that the lack of election of a new pope is not important. (It should be noted that whilst I was slaving away writing this brilliant piece of political commentary the new pope was elected.)
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All of this hullabaloo kind of reminds of the sequester, only different. With the sequester you had nincompoops who don't know what they are doing trying to make something out of nothing in order to make other nincompoops worry about something that did in fact turn out to be nothing. In the case of the new pope you have professional worriers of wart worrying about a nothing that will eventually turn into something but not something that is really going to have a drastic effect on everything else. Confused? Good, that's jsut how they want you to be.
Now that I've done an obligatory piece about the color of the Vatican smoke, let's take a look at how your president (you voted for him, not me, and by the way thanks dingbat) is handling the aftermath of the sequester that he told us was going to be something but in reality only turned out to be something that he manipulated into being something because it was really nothing.
|So I oversold the sequester. Sue me.|
Here's what George Stephanopouls (D-ABC) asked the President:
You’ve been taking a lot of heat for this cancellation of the White House tours. They get– the Secret Service says it costs about $74,000 a week. Was canceling them really necessary?This is what the President said:
You know, I have to say this was not– a decision that went up to the White House. But what the Secret Service explained to us was that they’re going to have to furlough some folks. What furloughs mean is– is that people lose a day of work and a day of pay.Reality-Based Examination: Besides the fact that this is a bald-faced lie based on what Jay Carney said last week, don't you just love how the guy who has never held a job a day in his life is going to condescendingly explain to us working schlubs what "furlough" means?
What Jay Carney (D-Psychological Liar) Said Last Week:
In order to allow the Secret Service to best fulfill its core mission, the White House made the decision that we would, unfortunately, have to temporarily suspend these tours.Reality-Based Examination: If you people don't wake up soon and start ridding your lives of the fools you have put in charge of your life, they're just going to keep on lying to you and using you to enrich their own lives at the expense of all of you mindless sheep.