Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Rick Santorum's son runs for Class President. Clearly a chip off the old blockhead.

Courtesy of Buzzfeed: 

John Santorum, son of the the former Pennsylvania senator and presidential candidate, has launched his own campaign for president of his class at the Citadel, the Charleston, South Carolina, military academy. 

I hate to point this out but what John Santorum's father started was a losing campaign for President.

And just to show how out of equally out of step THIS Santorum is withe the times, he also had THIS prominently displayed on his Facebook page:

Apparently this kid does not read the news.

Though to be fair I imagine a gun fetish is probably far more acceptable in a military academy than it is in other places,

However it does kind of make me wonder how a kid who has never had the opportunity to vote one way or the other on gun issues, gets an A+ rating from the NRA. What did he have to do for that?

I assume this probably means that in the next fifteen years or so there might be yet ANOTHER Santorum for the political pundits and bloggers to mock and ridicule. Good to know that this family has such a steep learning curve.

Must be all of that effective homeschooling.


  1. Anonymous10:33 AM

    Santorum...a good fit for The Citadel!

    1. Anonymous8:04 PM

      I thought the big F was to all the haters out here, oops, I guess it's just a joke like F-troop on the TV was.
      google santorum........... F that!

  2. Anonymous10:48 AM

    Christian academy student shoots parents in head after grounding from video games

    A 14-year-old student at a Christian academy in Washington state has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting both of his parents in the head after they restricted him from playing violent video games.

    Grant County prosecutors on Monday said that they were asking that 14-year-old Nathan Brooks be tried as an adult for the attempted murder of his parents.

    According to a Moses Lake police report obtained by iFIBER One News, Nathon Brooks had considered killing his parents, 38-year-old Jonathan Brooks and 39-year-old Elizabeth Brooks, since the age of 8. He had recently been been grounded for two weeks from using “electronic devices” — including playing video games — and had been punished with detention for being late to class.

    Nathon Brooks had admitted to police that he had been obsessed with video games.

    “He said he quit playing violent video games because he thought they were making him more violent,” Moses Lake police Sgt. Mike Williams noted in the document. “I asked him how much he played video games, and he told me ‘24/7,’ up until he got his electronics taken away.”

    Nathon Brooks indicated that he had decided to shoot his parents after his mother told his he was “meeting the definition of insanity” by disobeying over and over again. He said that his parents had been angry after he recently took one of their credit cards.

    On Friday, Police believe the boy pried open a gun safe to retrieve a .22 caliber pistol. After listening to music for about 90 minutes, he decided to kill his parents.

    “He said he was rethinking it, but said ultimately the voice telling him to do it was louder than the one telling him not to,” Williams wrote. “He said he just heard over and over in his head that he would be able to do whatever he wanted if he killed his parents.”

    While his radio was recharging, Nathan Brooks quietly entered his parents room just before 10 p.m. and aimed the gun at the back of his father’s head.

    “He shot his dad first, [and] then he shot his mom, [and] then shot again at his dad when [his father] rolled out of bed,” Williams explained in the report. “Nathon said that when he was firing at his mom and she tried to get up, so he fired at her twice more and she stopped moving.”

  3. Virginia Voter11:02 AM

    Ugh, this family need to just go away, kinda like the Palins, Bushes, Romneys, and the Paul's. These idiotic, narcissistic doofuses think they are entitled to elected office because of their family name. Young Frothy Mixture would do himself some good to distance himself from his fathers embarrassing political legacy...remember Terry Schiavo, anyone?

    To be fair, shooting is part of the curriculum at any military school, but expressing your love of guns is a little weird. He could have phrased it a little better, like I enjoy target shooting and hunting, or I support the second amendment, blah, blah, blah. I love guns makes him sound like a serial killer

    1. Anonymous12:54 PM

      How many AK-47's would Jesus use against all them Muslims, Jews, and athiests?

  4. Anonymous11:12 AM

    Totally OT. Just wanted to share. All over the TV the main stream media is anxiously waiting for the new pope announcement.

    I DO have to say that it's kind of cool to see something like 100,000 people come together waving flags from different countries.

    Even though I was raised in the RCChurch. I call myself agnostic. Maybe there is something out there. Aliens perhaps?? LOL. But I really kind of like Buddha and the idea of finding your own enlightenment. Someone said somewhere...

    So Namaste to all of my IM friends. Maybe this new Pope will lead the Catholic church in a direction more in line with what Jesus tried to impart. For those who are so inclined.

    1. Anonymous12:01 PM

      Francis 1 from Argentina won me over with his humble manner and his back story. I am a non-believer but am impressed th at he is a Jesuit taking the name of the leader of the Franciscan order.

      He has only one lung and has lived simply as Cardinal - living in an apartment, cooking his own meals, and riding the bus.

      It is said that he told his priests that the could not refuse Communion to th e children of single mothers because that would not be something that Jesus would do. Thought not a single mother myself, I was impressed and am hopeful that he will bring true compassion and tolerance to the Roman Catholic church. It needs it just as much as the rest of the world.

      May Francis I usher in a new attitude of humility and service to those least amongst us. Even I, a non-believer, send my sincerest hopes and wishes for peace and joy and success to him.

    2. Anonymous12:29 PM

      Pope Francis I’s Views On Homosexuality, Abortion, Contraception, And Same-Sex Adoption

      Bergoglio is reportedly considered among the most docrinally conservative cardinals in Latin America.

      To wit:

      On same-sex marriage: The new pope has called gay marraige “a scheme to destroy God’s plan” and “a real and dire anthropological throwback.” In 2010, he was a vocal opponent of the Argentinian government’s proposed legislation to legalize same-sex marriage.

      On homosexuality: Bergoglio is reportedly “unwaveringly orthodox” on such moral issues.

      On abortion: He has rallied his clergy against the “culture of death” that is the pro-abortion movement.

      On contraceptives: The new pope strongly opposed Argentinian President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner‘s efforts to distribute free contraceptives, likely seeing it as part of the aforementioned “culture of death.”

      On same-sex adoption: Bergoglio has called it a form of discrimination against children.

      Yeah, I'm not impressed. He's from the Dark Ages in his thinking on too many things that matter in 2013.

    3. Anonymous12:53 PM

      President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hailed the election of Pope Francis on Wednesday, noting that as the first pope from the Americas, he "speaks to the strength and vitality" of the region. Via a statement from the White House:

      On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I offer our warm wishes to His Holiness Pope Francis as he ascends to the Chair of Saint Peter and begins his papacy. As a champion of the poor and the most vulnerable among us, he carries forth the message of love and compassion that has inspired the world for more than two thousand years—that in each other we see the face of God. As the first pope from the Americas, his selection also speaks to the strength and vitality of a region that is increasingly shaping our world, and alongside millions of Hispanic Americans, those of us in the United States share the joy of this historic day. Just as I appreciated our work with Pope Benedict XVI, I look forward to working with His Holiness to advance peace, security and dignity for our fellow human beings, regardless of their faith. We join with people around the world in offering our prayers for the Holy Father as he begins the sacred work of leading the Catholic Church in our modern world.

    4. Anonymous12:56 PM

      Catholic Clergyman: Church In Latin America ‘Is In Trouble,’ Rapidly Losing Followers To The Evangelicals

      ...“This is the first pontiff from Latin America.” Bashir noted. “Is this not an acknowledgment of the church that that is where the church is growing?”

      “I would disagree with you because I don’t think the church is growing in Latin America,” replied Reese. “It’s growing in Africa, but in Latin America we’re actually losing people to the evangelicals.”

      “In fact, in the last generation, we’ve lost more people to the evangelicals than were lost to protestants during the Reformation,” Reese continued. “So, the church in Latin America is in trouble.”

      He said that “hopefully” one of the reasons that the cardinals chose an Argentinian pope is to help stem the tide of followers abandoning the Catholic faith for evangelicalism.

      Watch the clip below via MSNBC:

      This Evangelical dogma is like a cancer spreading around the world. It's vital that it is stopped.

    5. Anonymous1:19 PM

      Bergoglio also was accused of turning his back on a family that lost five relatives to state terror, including a young woman who was 5-months' pregnant before she was kidnapped and killed in 1977. The De la Cuadra family appealed to the leader of the Jesuits in Rome, who urged Bergoglio to help them; Bergoglio then assigned a monsignor to the case. Months passed before the monsignor came back with a written note from a colonel: It revealed that the woman had given birth in captivity to a girl who was given to a family "too important" for the adoption to be reversed.

      Despite this written evidence in a case he was personally involved with, Bergoglio testified in 2010 that he didn't know about any stolen babies until well after the dictatorship was over.

      "Bergoglio has a very cowardly attitude when it comes to something so terrible as the theft of babies. He says he didn't know anything about it until 1985," said the baby's aunt, Estela de la Cuadra, whose mother Alicia co-founded the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo in 1977 in hopes of identifying these babies. "He doesn't face this reality and it doesn't bother him. The question is how to save his name, save himself. But he can't keep these allegations from reaching the public. The people know how he is."

    6. Anonymous1:23 PM

      Argentine Cardinal Named in Kidnap Lawsuit

      A human rights lawyer has filed a criminal complaint against an Argentine cardinal mentioned as a possible contender to become pope, accusing him of involvement in the 1976 kidnappings of two priests.

      Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio's spokesman Saturday called the allegation "old slander."

      The complaint filed in a court in the Argentine capital on Friday accused Bergoglio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires, of involvement in the abduction of two Jesuit priests by the military dictatorship, reported the newspaper Clarin. The complaint does not specify the nature of Bergoglio's alleged involvement.

      Under Argentine law, an accusation can be filed with a very low threshold of evidence. A court then decides if there is cause to investigate and file charges.

      The accusations against Bergoglio, 68, are detailed in a recent book by Argentine journalist Horacio Verbitsky.

      In May 1976, priests Orlando Yorio and Francisco Jalics were kidnapped by the navy. They surfaced five months later, drugged and seminude, in a field.

      At the time, Bergoglio was the superior in the Society of Jesus of Argentina.

    7. Anonymous1:41 PM

      Anon at 12:01 pm. It never occurred to me (a lapsed Catholic) that a priest would deny Communion to the child of a single mother. Is that the case in the US? If so, it sure is wrong, on many counts.

    8. Anonymous3:14 PM

      I doubt that few, if any, current Cardinals could escape a trrail of shdadows on his record because that seems to be part and parcel of a any hierarchical organization. However, let's give this Pope a chance. If he has committed wrongs, he may right them now. If his enemies (the church is a political organization and business as much as a spiritual home) have tried to slow down h is upward progress or have grudges to revenge, then he may have been implicated unfairly in some of these things.

      As far as his traditional views, hey, did anyone really believe this conclave of mostly old white men was going to elect anyone progressive? At least he is of an order (Jesuits) that fight for social justice and education. Small steps on the path of the Popes can make for big changes later on - at least the Chruch is no longer headed by Benedict - someone who was instrumental iin hiding the sex crimes of priests. He also appointed about half of the Cardinals who voted in the Conclave.

      We have to look for hope where we can find it. At least Pope Francis's first public presentation was a humble one. Let us evaluate his Papacy starting today.After all some of our mot progressive Chief Justices were appointed because of their conservative views before elevatioin. Perhaps the Papacy can work th e same way.

  5. Anonymous11:23 AM


    Jorge Mario Bergoglio, SJ (born December 17, 1936) is the current pope of the Roman Catholic Church, elected on March 13, 2013 and taking the regnal name of Francis. Prior to his election, he served as an Argentine cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He has served as the Archbishop of Buenos Aires since 1998. He was elevated to the cardinalate in 2001.

    And he's a HOMOPHOBE!


    He has affirmed church teaching on homosexuality, though he teaches the importance of respecting individuals who are homosexual. He strongly opposed legislation introduced in 2010 by the Argentine Government to allow same-sex marriage. In a letter to the monasteries of Buenos Aires, he wrote: "Let's not be naive, we're not talking about a simple political battle; it is a destructive pretension against the plan of God. We are not talking about a mere bill, but rather a machination of the Father of Lies that seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God." He has also insisted that adoption by homosexuals is a form of discrimination against children. This position received a rebuke from Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who said the church's tone was reminiscent of "medieval times and the Inquisition".[4]

    1. Anonymous2:05 PM

      Bergoglio's shameful collaboration with the Argentine junta (which led to 2 murders of priests)

      ...What one did not hear from any senior member of the Argentine hierarchy was any expression of regret for the church's collaboration and in these crimes. The extent of the church's complicity in the dark deeds was excellently set out by Horacio Verbitsky, one of Argentina's most notable journalists, in his book El Silencio (Silence). He recounts how the Argentine navy with the connivance of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, now the Jesuit archbishop of Buenos Aires, hid from a visiting delegation of the Inter-American Human Rights Commission the dictatorship's political prisoners. Bergoglio was hiding them in nothing less than his holiday home in an island called El Silencio in the River Plate. The most shaming thing for the church is that in such circumstances Bergoglio's name was allowed to go forward in the ballot to chose the successor of John Paul II. What scandal would not have ensued if the first pope ever to be elected from the continent of America had been revealed as an accessory to murder and false imprisonment

  6. Anonymous12:16 PM

    Bella Santorum for President!

  7. Nothing like a heads up on what the kiddos are doing...I like it! This kid is probably all show and no go!

  8. Anonymous12:44 PM

    "An Army rape victim who testified about how a military chaplain told her the alleged rape “was God’s will” and was intended to “get my attention so I would go back to church” was a key witness at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing focusing on sexual assault in the military."

  9. Anonymous12:45 PM

    That is such a slam to his dad, isn't it? What my dad 'COULDN'T' finish? 'DIDN'T' would be much less insulting, but then, what am I saying, this IS the SANTORUM males we're talking about. Still, 'couldn't' makes his dad weak and unable, so when you have your own SON calling you out on your failures, now that's a real kick in the ass.

    But then we all know that the Santorums know all about Frothy Stuff, don't we. Besides, what a stupid ad, since his father wasn't running for president of the school and the kid isn't running for prez of the US, so it's just stupid all around and really lame marketing.

    All it does is point to the failure of his father, it does nothing to promote the kid. Total FAIL.

  10. Anonymous1:42 PM

    I'm just disappointed that Santorum has a son. Good grief - a second generation of sanctimonious Santorum men.

    1. Anonymous3:21 PM

      Yeah, why is iggt that too many of those with th e lowest IQs or ability to appreciate diversity of anything seem to be the ones who breed the most. Maybe it is j ust that misery loves company.

  11. Anita Winecooler6:40 PM

    Hang it up, John. You might as well go on DWTS with a name like "John Santorum". Google is your friend!

  12. Anonymous10:26 PM

    Does John know that his Mother lived with an Abortion Doctor before marrying his Dad?


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