Thursday, June 25, 2015

Pope Frank Takes On The Merchants Of Death

Yes, what armaments would Jesus manufacture?

At a youth rally in Turin, Italy on Sunday, the pontiff turned his gaze on the arms industry, criticizing those who manufacture or invest in weapons and yet call themselves Christians.

If there was an office higher than pope in the world, I would gladly nominate Pope Francis for that. Good on him!

In other news of man making it easier to kill his fellow man:
After signing two bills that loosen Wisconsin's gun laws, Gov. Scott Walker defended the timing of his public event Wednesday, saying it had been scheduled before nine people were shot and killed last week in a South Carolina church.

With his signature, the all-but-certain Republican presidential candidate eliminated the state's 48-hour waiting period for handgun purchases and allowed off-duty, retired and out-of-state police officers to carry firearms on school grounds. Both measures passed earlier this month in the GOP-majority Legislature with bipartisan support.

You know, it's expected from Walker, but nice going Wisconsin Democrats.

Oh, good hell. This is courtesy of Charles Pierce and barely pertinent to the post, but I gotta put it up.

A Florida man accidentally shot himself dead when he checked if his gun was loaded by putting it to his head and pulling the trigger, police said.


  1. He's pissing off the religious right, Protestants AND Catholics. They don't know how to deal with a guy like him.

  2. He's latest in a line. John Paul II was against the Iraq misadventure and he and Benedict were pretty Green before Francis.

    They've got me going back to church. Methodist, but none the less.