Americans back a newly brokered nuclear deal with Iran by a 2-to-1 margin and are very wary of the United States resorting to military action against Tehran even if the historic diplomatic effort falls through, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Tuesday. [Reuters]
GOOD NEWS for President Obama on his Iran deal, proving he and Secretary Kerry have a lot of public support, whether Washington lawmakers agree or not, gamesmanship notwithstanding. Unfortunately for Liz Cheney, it’s not only going to be icy at the Thanksgiving dinner table, but her sister isn’t holding fire.
“Freedom means freedom for everyone,” said Mary Cheney in the email, part of an effort aimed at stopping a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in Indiana. “For me, that’s not just another saying. It’s who I am “” the core of what I believe. No one should be denied the fundamental liberties we all deserve.”
The “freedom for everyone” line mimicked by Liz Cheney’s remark regarding gay marriage in 2009 that “freedom means freedom for everybody.” (She also said at the time that gay nuptials should be a state-to-state issue.) During her Senate campaign in Wyoming, Liz Cheney been vocal about her opposition to gay marriage, opening a very public rift with her sister.
It just gets worse form there for Liz.
And it seems that Bill Donahue of the Catholic League has blown a fuse over Dan Savage being Dan Savage, however obscene.
Evidently, Dinesh D’Souza referred to President Obama in a tweet as a “grown-up Trayvon,” whatever that’s supposed to mean. After his film “2016: Obama’s America,” nothing surprises me about that guy.
My favorite story comes from Pope Francis I, who continues to delight me, while stiffing the status quo elitism of the Vatican.
Pope Francis has attacked unfettered capitalism as “a new tyranny”, urging global leaders to fight poverty and growing inequality in the first major work he has authored alone as pontiff.
The 84-page document, known as an apostolic exhortation, amounted to an official platform for his papacy, building on views he has aired in sermons and remarks since he became the first non-European pontiff in 1,300 years in March.
In it, Francis went further than previous comments criticising the global economic system, attacking the “idolatry of money” and beseeching politicians to guarantee all citizens “dignified work, education and healthcare”.
He also called on rich people to share their wealth. “Just as the commandment ‘Thou shalt not kill’ sets a clear limit in order to safeguard the value of human life, today we also have to say ‘thou shalt not’ to an economy of exclusion and inequality. Such an economy kills,” Francis wrote in the document issued on Tuesday.
“How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points?”
Happy Thanksgiving to you all. I’ve already served duck, Bolognese, and it’s not even Thanksgiving yet!