Okay, that’s the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, but still, six votes, no speaker elected calls for black smoke as we wait. The record for voting for a pope with none actually chosen is something like two months. If it takes that long to expose the swamp…..
As the day went on….
Brilliant Plan – Kevin McCarthy Vows to Assuage Republican Fears About His UniParty Propensity by Organizing His Installation with Democrats
That, actually, is very possible as a strategy to actually get America First representatives on the various committees. Word was they were being shut out, and not put in positions where they can make the most difference. Remember, Paul Ryan did remove Devin Nunes from the Intelligence Committee when he went to President Trump with information rather than keeping it in the family.
This is why Sundance calls it “The Big Ugly.”
Mike Huckabee downgraded the episode to a temper tantrum, but it’s not over by any means.
Stay tuned for more humiliation delivered by MAGA.
Okay, what else have I got? Not much.
Nice to see opinion headlines catch up to the anons.
His dishonesty, in an ironic way, is more truthful than the posturing of the preening hypocrites denouncing him.
Faithful American Catholics are glad to hear it.
There are rumors, actually, about the true state of Damar Hamlin’s condition. Not going to contribute to them just now.
Rumble’s music selection sucks.
What can I say…I’m a creature of the 80s.
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1 JOHN 3:11-21
11For this is the message which you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another, 12and not be like Cain who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother’s righteous. 13Do not wonder, brethren, that the world hates you. 14We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love abides in death. 15Any one who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. 16By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 17But if any one has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? 18Little children, let us not love in word or speech but in deed and in truth. 19By this we shall know that we are of the truth, and reassure our hearts before him 20whenever our hearts condemn us; for God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. 21Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God;
1Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the lands! 2Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! 3Know that the LORD is God! It is he that made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. 4Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him, bless his name! 5For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures for ever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
43The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. And he found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” 44Now Philip was from Beth-sa’ida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45Philip found Nathan’a-el, and said to him, “We have found him of whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” 46Nathan’a-el said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” 47Jesus saw Nathan’a-el coming to him, and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!” 48Nathan’a-el said to him, “How do you know me?” Jesus answered him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” 49Nathan’a-el answered him, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” 50Jesus answered him, “Because I said to you, I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You shall see greater things than these.” 51And he said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.”
There are SO MANY settings of the Magnificat. Here is my favorite for congregational singing.