Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Majority of Pope's speeches while visiting America will be in Spanish. Cue the Right Wing outrage.

Pope Francis consorting with the Anti-Christ.
Courtesy of the Guardian:  

Pope Francis will deliver most of his speeches in his native Spanish when he arrives in the US next week for his three-city tour, with just four speeches expected in English. 

Federico Lombardi, the Vatican’s chief spokesman, said on Tuesday that the Argentinian pontiff will deliver 14 speeches in Spanish – including a high-profile speech before the United Nations. Lombardi said that the pope finds it easier to communicate in Spanish. 

Indeed, if the past offers any clues to his upcoming tour of Cuba and the US, the pope has tended to make some of his most newsworthy comments in Spanish, especially when he departs from prepared remarks and speaks off the cuff. 

The papal visit comes amid a caustic debate in the US about immigration and the widespread use of Spanish.

So not only is the Pope speaking out against conservative economic policies,  speaking in favor of accepting non-religious people as equals, and calling for the acceptance of evolution, but now he dares to come to America and speak in the same language as the people illegally crossing the borders?

Boy THAT is going to make whatever that is on Donald Trump's head stand straight up.

After all as we know American is the greatest, most bestest language there is. And if this fraud, who has probably NEVER even been inside of a real honest to goodness fire and brimstone revival meeting, cannot be bothered to talk good American, then perhaps we Americans are better served getting our religious direction from tried and true sources like Pat Robertson, Franklin Graham, and Joel "Show me the money" Osteen.

Hmm I wonder how many GOP candidates are willing to get up close and personal with the Pope now?


  1. Anonymous9:12 AM

    I'm outraged! You hear! Simply Outraged! Who is this guy Pope Francis? Some gay priest?

  2. Anonymous9:21 AM

    Pope also is for Iran Agreement .... FOX TV clowns will go nuts.

    1. Anonymous10:39 AM

      Just saw that myself. Now the rightwing is going to accuse him of being a secret Muslim too.

      He's certainly no liberal and still holds many of the intolerant views of the traditional Catholic church, but he's a long, LONG way from the previous popes.

    2. Anonymous6:11 PM

      '''Now the rightwing is going to accuse him of being a secret Muslim too.'''


  3. Anonymous9:21 AM

    Can hardly wait to hear the speech Pope Francis will make before the U.S. Congress.

    Off subject just a tad - did any of you watch the Assembly meeting last night? The Prevo Christians were out in full force (many in their red t-shirts!) making their usual statements (remember back in 2008, or was it 2009?). They all feel so persecuted!

    They do not understand that we are suppose to have separation as to Church and State!

    I sincerely hope the Assembly passes the Resolution. There should be no discrimination (for anything or anyone) in the work place.

  4. Anonymous9:33 AM

    off topic but

    President twitter trolls stupid people, some smart kid wins!

    First the setup with the Washington Post:

    "Fourteen-year-old Ahmed Mohamed just wanted to get noticed by his teachers.

    Instead, he got arrested.

    In an incident that has raised allegations of racism and made a Texas school district the target of online outrage, the ninth grader was pulled out of school in handcuffs after a digital clock he built himself was mistaken for a bomb."

    The POTUS has an invitation!!

    "President Obama ‏@POTUS 32m32 minutes ago

    Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It's what makes America great."

    Is it wrong that I'm smiling?!

    1. Anonymous10:27 AM

      Oh, darn. He didn't invite the anti-Constitution clerk to the WH. "Hey, Kim Davis. Cool viewpoint. Want to come to DC with it and explain to the American people just which part of the Constitution gives you the right to impose your religion on everyone else?"

    2. Anonymous10:44 AM

      I read about that young man's experience this morning and was horrified.

      Soooo glad our President was so quick to respond and acknowledge the boy's efforts.

      Don't you just love a smart and caring President who doesn't have to run any more campaigns?

    3. Anonymous10:47 AM

      Somehow Fox News will play this up as he being anti-police for taking the kids side.

    4. fromthediagonal11:05 AM

      Anon @ 9:33: Am I smiling alongside you?
      Naw, I am grinning from ear to ear like the proverbial Cheshire Cat!
      This made my day...

    5. Houston, we have a problem11:08 AM


      The young man had a NASA shirt on when they arrested him.


  5. How dare he speak in his native language? The language of the nation where he grew up? The nerve!

    All Americans should only ever speak and learn English. And so should everyone else so rill 'Murkins don't have to wonder what they are talking about!

    USA! USA! USA!


    I think he should address Congress in Spanish. It's not as if they really want to hear what he has to say anyway.

    1. Anonymous10:25 AM

      Yes, that would give the anti-people GOP a real excuse to not attend (well, except for the Catholics...who also refuse to speak anything but gibberish anyway.)

    2. Anonymous11:17 AM

      I think he should speak in tongues.

    3. Anonymous11:59 AM

      speaking in tongues= gibberish

  6. Anonymous9:38 AM

    oh forgot this link ICYMI yesterday.

    The young man wearing a NASA tshirt in handcuffs at school.

  7. Anonymous9:54 AM

    Which "American" is he supposed to speak? North American, Central American, or South American? Latin.

    A resident of the United States OF America.

    1. Good one. The idiot queen should be thrilled as Francis will be speaking "American." Well, the "American" spoken in the part of the Americas that he is from.

    2. Anonymous11:54 AM

      9:54 thank you!
      a USA born, Hispanic woman.

    3. I love the Pope! He's doing the right thing! Good on him!

  8. Anonymous9:59 AM

    I have heard Americans who were traveling in Europe demand that everyone speak the English language. How dare everyone in the world not speak in English all of the time! The older I get the more I realize how disrespectful people are of cultural differences. Around the world people wonder why Americans do not learn a second language as basic education as so many countries do. America Exceptionalism must translate to arrogant encompassing accomodation.

    1. Anonymous10:59 AM

      It's true IMO that Americans are disrespectful of cultural differences, but to be strictly fair, I think the language thing has a lot to do with simple geography.

      After all, the USA is bordered on the North by another enormous country that, for the most part, also speaks English. As for Mexico on the South, a large proportion of the American population who live near the border does speak both Spanish and English.

      Compare that with Europe, with so many different countries, cultures, and languages jammed right up against each other---the entire continent of Europe is about the same size as the USA. The EU is smaller.

      So, (IMO again of course) a large part of the reason Americans don't learn a second language as basic education is that, for the most part, we don't need to.

  9. Anonymous10:05 AM


    Ronald Reagan's sons: "Stop comparing yourself to my father" "Trump is no Ronald Reagan"

    Amazing interview. What will Sarah do now that she can't lust after Trump when they are being told off by the Reagan legacy?

    1. Anonymous10:41 AM

      From Micheal Reagan, 2nd page of the interview. Remeber Micheal is a Republican consultant.

      You wonder sometimes if Ronald Reagan would pass all the tests today that he was able to pass back in the 1960s and 1970s and 1980s. As I’ve said at RNC lunches and dinners and so on when I go speak, ‘Hey, would you nominate Ronald Reagan today? Here’s a man who raised taxes, signed an abortion bill, signed no-fault divorce. My god he was a union leader in the Screen Actors Guild! If that man were alive today, would you refer to him as a RINO?’ And many people in fact would.

  10. I like that the cartoon puts a name tag on Palin, an acknowledgment that her immediate recognition isn't what it once was anymore.

    1. Anonymous10:43 AM

      Certainly made my day to see her moniker on her budden on her flat chest.hoohah!

  11. Anonymous10:40 AM

    Quick correction in the Palin graphic:

    It should read 'are country'...

  12. Anonymous10:49 AM

    I wonder what offensive comment Donald Trump will come up with when the Pope speaks Spanish. Illegal immigrants? Speak American?

  13. Anonymous11:24 AM

    Well you supposedly speak 'Merikin Sarah and nobody understands you!?

    1. That's because she speaks in "word salad".

  14. Anonymous11:33 AM

    That above drawing of Palin is a classic due to it showing her as an older woman! Plus, they didn't use "governor' which is outstanding! She lost the title when she quit as far as I'm concerned!

    The country knows she is nothing more than a first class joke!

    1. I noticed that also. Older and plainer. And yeah, had to identify her. Heh.

  15. Anonymous1:14 PM

    You read it here first. I predict there will be some sort of train tragedy when the pope is in town. This week yhe trains are all fucked up doing " wiring work"". Just like the WTCs had " electrical work" before they came down via controlled demolition. The tragedy a few months ago when the acela went over 110 mph around a curve unexplainable.... The condpiracy theorist in me smells a huge rat. " overhead wire problems ALL this week" ........ Rrriiiiigght.

  16. Anonymous1:39 PM

    Is it just me or is the pope just trolling right wing nut jobs like $arah Palin and Trump at this point?

  17. Anonymous5:13 PM

    My favorite bumper sticker says "You're in America, Speak Spanish".
    Love the cartoon, who butchers our bastard tongue more than Word Salad Sarah?
    Good for Pope Francis!

  18. My grandparents came from Russian on both sides of my family. Guess what? They never learned English so why does the Latino/Hispanic community in the USA need to speak English? I don't have a problem with people speaking their native language and not English.


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