Up for Debate: A new pope

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 11:58pm

How do you feel about the selection of Pope Francis, the first non-European pontiff? Is it a wise decision? Is he a good or bad choice? 

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163 Comments on this post:

By: yogiman on 3/14/13 at 5:04

He was, at least, legally eligible for the office.

By: gdiafante on 3/14/13 at 5:13

Blow it out your ass, yogi.

As far as the Pope...it's not even showing up on my radar.

By: Loner on 3/14/13 at 5:18

Good morning, Nashville.

How do you feel about the selection of Pope Francis, the first non-European pontiff? Is it a wise decision? Is he a good or bad choice?

Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.

By: Loner on 3/14/13 at 5:31

No matter what the topic of the day, our resident birther troll always finds a way to drag President Obama's citizenship into the discussion....it's all he can think about....like a 16-year old boy consumed with beaver fever....only terminal.

By: gdiafante on 3/14/13 at 5:54

My guess is he's got a secret crush...and when you don't want people to know you like someone, you make them think you hate them.

By: Loner on 3/14/13 at 5:58

That could explain it, Gd...Yogi wants to be BHO's homosexual lover....he can't express his lust openly; so he conceals his passion with feigned hate....that would explain a lot.

More gun deaths in upstate New York:


The stand-off is ongoing....another elderly loner snaps...4 dead....by way of shotgun.

By: Captain Nemo on 3/14/13 at 6:12

God Speed.

By: Captain Nemo on 3/14/13 at 6:16

By: yogiman on 1/26/13 at 3:13
dumba$$, you couldn't even pass a spelling test, let alone a test of intelligence.

Want to try one? Check on google or bing and take a test.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/26/13 at 3:33
I took the test yogi and a made a 100.

By: yogiman on 1/26/13 at 7:30
I feel so humiliated, dumba$$, to get beat by an idiot as ignorant as you.

Your own word says I am smarter than you, yogi.

By: Loner on 3/14/13 at 6:27

Under the rubric of Southern Discomfort:

Mississippi passes 'anti-Bloomberg bill,' banning local limits on portion sizes and requirements to post calorie counts....
The bill was authored by state Sen. Tony Smith, a Republican who owns the Stonewall’s BBQ chain, who said government shouldn't tell people what they cannot eat.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/passes-anti-bloomberg-bill-bans-limits-portions-posting-calorie-counts-article-1.1286804#ixzz2NW2yI8tm

That's right, Bubba, stuff that big gut and then ask the taxpayers in the donor states to pay for your triple bypass caused by your obesity...Mississippi's slack-jawed residents are rated as the most obese in the USA....fat, dumb and happy...that's the GOP's Southern base.

Mississippi voters seem to have a problem with recognizing conflicts of interest in their lawmakers...this Tony Smith guy is quite the hustler....he could go far in the Tea-bagged GOP.

By: Captain Nemo on 3/14/13 at 6:27

News like this is becoming the norm, isn’t Loner. There were two killed here last night.

By: Loner on 3/14/13 at 6:37

Yeah, you are smarter than Yogi, Captain....that was never in doubt. Yogi is not firing on all eight....too much Castor Oil in his fuel mix. He's rather pathetic...a bitter, armed, old man obsessed with the President's citizenship...sadly, there are thousands of armed and dangerous losers like Yogi who share this hatred for our first black president...if BHO survives for another 4 years as POTUS, it will be a miracle....he is hated by the Tea-baggers, the born-again Christians and the Israelis.

By: bfra on 3/14/13 at 6:42

Loner - Just from info yogi has put on this board, he should not be allowed to have any kind for fire arm. He is not rational enough. That is one of the biggest problems now, people with mental problems being able to get fire arms.

By: Captain Nemo on 3/14/13 at 6:45

This to us is something that we’re not going to give up on,” Ryan answered, “because we’re not going to give up on destroying the health-care system for the American people.”
Paul Ryan-

By: Loner on 3/14/13 at 6:46

As for the new Pope, the Italians dominate the College of Cardinals...Plan A was to get one of their own in as the new Pope...Plan B was to get a foreigner with Italian ancestry in as Pope....Plan B worked...the new Pope's parents were immigrants from Italy....the Italians are satisfied and that's what counts.

The Cardinals must have liked the conclave and publicity...at 76, the new Pope is an old man who will probably not last very long...the Cardinals will return for another holy Roman junket before too long?

By: yogiman on 3/14/13 at 6:50

My only hate for y'all's man is his usurpation of that office, Loner. And you too, gdiafante.

As I've said many times before, just prove to me I'm wrong and I'll "get off your backs". With your fanatics on the issue, why am I still waiting?

By: Captain Nemo on 3/14/13 at 6:54

g, Loner bfra this is funny.


By: gdiafante on 3/14/13 at 6:54

You're not on anyone's back, yogi, and I personally have provided all the evidence...

Oh wait, I just had a deja vu...it's almost like we've had this conversation before...Yeah, nevermind. I'll reserve my discussion for people with the capacity to understand (and that ain't you).


By: Loner on 3/14/13 at 6:55

I agree, Bfra...look at that Jimmy Lee Dykes character and this jerk in Herkimer, NY, now in stand-off mode...both were men in their sixties...both were "loners"....and both would have had the NRA's support for keeping and bearing arms...they were "law-abiding gun owners", right up to the moment they went berserk.

Sadly, there is no way to determine who is apt to snap...so disarming the potential snappers is a non-starter...we just have to learn to live with the congenital defect in our Constitution: the blood-stained Second Amendment....it's here to stay, it's in our national DNA.

There was a golden opportunity to abolish the 2nd amendment - during the Civil War, when the Southern lawmakers were boycotting the Congress - but nobody seems to have made the connection between the 2nd amendment and the Great Secession and the ensuing war. Opportunity like that only knocks once...we blew it.

By: Captain Nemo on 3/14/13 at 6:57

Sheriff Roy’s illegitimate black son is an idiot.

By: yogiman on 3/14/13 at 6:58

Well, Loner, it looks like you're exposing your j your jealousy. I prefer women. I like 'um in their 70s now. They know more about life than you younger punks know today.

By: slacker on 3/14/13 at 6:59

Rumor has it.. the Cardinals conferred with David Axelrod.. who advised them to play to their base.. Latin America. The new guy is humble, taller than ex-pope, and is helping out the environment.. by riding the bus, and possessing only one lung.
Al Gore gave a big thumbs-up.

By: yogiman on 3/14/13 at 7:00

I'll have to admit on thing, dumba$$, you do have a great memory for one thing: When I made a facetious comment about your intelligence. You'll never forget it, will you?

By: Captain Nemo on 3/14/13 at 7:02

yogi what is "your j your"

By: Captain Nemo on 3/14/13 at 7:04

I’ll have to admit yogi, you have no brains.

By: Loner on 3/14/13 at 7:05

No amount of evidence will convince Yogi that Obama is legit....we tried.

Donald Trump and the Republican Party tried to prove the birther claims....the Clinton's tried too......the Israelis would love to prove that BHO is not eligible to be POTUS...they all failed.....millions of dollars have been wasted in the hunt for evidence to prove the birther nonsense....the search for dirt has failed...but racist crackers, like Yogiman, will not be deterred in their hateful mission...they keep looking....and talking to each other, as the circle of believers shrinks...a few idiots are keeping the faith....and they are keeping their arms....ready to bear them in passionate outrage....very sick indeed.

By: Captain Nemo on 3/14/13 at 7:06

That it true yogi and I know that Obama is illegitimate. Now prove me wrong by showing me real facts and not your usual drool.

By: Jughead on 3/14/13 at 7:06

My weewee feels warm and tingly.

By: yogiman on 3/14/13 at 7:09

Tell me, Loner, how can you claim Barry as the first black president in office? Can't I claim he is the first white usurper in office in place of the president?

By: Captain Nemo on 3/14/13 at 7:09

By: Loner on 3/14/13 at 8:05
No amount of evidence will convince Yogi that Obama is legit....we tried.

That is true Loner. It is like pouring sand into a bottomless bucket.

By: Captain Nemo on 3/14/13 at 7:11

When they were passing out stupid, yogi never got out of line.

By: Captain Nemo on 3/14/13 at 7:15

Wow!! This is the first time yogi has ever said the Obama is white.

By: BigPapa on 3/14/13 at 7:20

The guys in the red dresses picked someone to wear the white one...

By: Loner on 3/14/13 at 7:22

Amen, Brother Slacker, the Pope is a first-generation Italian-Argentinian....he's got the right genetics....and Argentina's population is very Catholic...and this move satisfies those who were demanding a Pope from the American hemisphere...but, he's 76-years old...this lets the Cardinals kick the can down the road for a couple of years, postponing any radical change or reform....this is business as usual, with a new facade.

Francis of Assisi was the closest thing to an environmentally aware person that the church has ever beatified or canonized. This new Pope may be "green". That would be a good thing, in my view.

By: yogiman on 3/14/13 at 7:24

You want real facts, dumba$$. Simply read what I've referred to before: Barack Obama's autobiography.

And while you're at it, read the presidential requirements in the Constitution in Article II. Section 1. Paragraph 5, which states: No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resicdent within the United States.

Then explain how your man Barry is eligible as a British subject. And maybe you could also explain why Barry refuses to show his legal birth certificate.

You other Obama admirers might want to read that, too. Then explain why Obama advertised for 16 years he was born in Kenya with a Kenyan British subject his father.

By: Rasputin72 on 3/14/13 at 7:25

I am of the opinion that a random sampling of the 51.6% who voted for Barack Hussein Obama appears on this forum every day.

I am of the opinion that if an unhappy $46,000 dollar a year hippie mail carrier posting from th finger lakes of New York on a Nashville, Tenn weekly newspaper and a menagerie of shut ins and ner do wells are the core of his Presidency, no wonder gun sales are running wild throughout the country.

In the meantime, the 76 year old Pope whose schedule must include Doctor appointments and afternoon naps and a 9 pm bedtime does not have a lot of productivity time for a massive Masses to save the world.

Praise be to Jesus Christ, but don't forget that if you don't fill the offering plate with money you will go to hell and there will be wine in grocery stores.

By: Jughead on 3/14/13 at 7:27

Obama NEVER released his full-length birth certificate. You libtards would have been doing cheetah flips had a conservative refused to do the same thing.

Liberals are pukes. And, liberal dudes all have vaginas.

By: Loner on 3/14/13 at 7:28

Troll droppings are stinking up the board already.......maybe the Webmaster will spray the room for vermin?

By: gdiafante on 3/14/13 at 7:29

Look at that, jughead stopped servicing himself in order to post an actual sentence. It must be spring break for the short-bussers...

By: Captain Nemo on 3/14/13 at 7:34

parnell3 returns as a sex pervert. Libtarts. Told you Loner.

By: yogiman on 3/14/13 at 7:35

You say you've presented evidence to me, Loner. What evidence have you presented?

Because some "well known" person backed off the issue and accepted him? Even without demanding he prove himself to be a natural born citizen? Gimme a break, Loner.

Were the members of the FIRST and THIRD CONGRESSES of our nation wrong in their definition of NATURAL BORN CITIZEN?

I'm still waiting for proof, Loner. not your BS 'I told you so'.

By: Captain Nemo on 3/14/13 at 7:35

By: yogiman on 3/14/13 at 8:24
You want real facts, dumba$$. Simply read what I've referred to before: Barack Obama's autobiography.

I said no droll, yogi.

By: gdiafante on 3/14/13 at 7:40

U.S. Code, dipshit. We've been through this. There's nothing (including tangible proof) that you will accept. I suggest you contact the person who has sworn in Obama the past two times...Chief Justice John Roberts, if you have a problem with the President. Seriously. If he can't explain it to you, no one can.

FYI: my guess is he ignores crackpots, so good luck.

By: Jughead on 3/14/13 at 7:40

Obama has championed a society of gov't-fed addicts whose sole purpose in life is to watch TV and get food stamps.

Yes, Loner, you won. Go get your AFDC and feed your pathetic life. Then, change your panties, girlyman.

By: Loner on 3/14/13 at 7:41

The Jug comes to Yogi's defense on the birther issue...the penis-obsessed new troll is bonding with our resident birther troll...where's Budlight? She can get in on a troll menage a trois. Linked by the kink....they welcome the troll with the wee wee dink.

Rasp...thanks for the shout out...true, I am on the White House payroll, as a paid cheerleader for the Obama Administration....but that reward is nothing when compared with a kind word from the Peanut Gallery...thanks!

By: Jughead on 3/14/13 at 7:41

Obama's "birth certificate" was doctored. I get it--libtards ignore the constitution when convenient--but don't try to say this puke is actually a citizen. He's not, and you idiot libtards know it.

By: Captain Nemo on 3/14/13 at 7:44

By: Captain Nemo on 3/14/13 at 8:43
Like the Constitution, who old yogi “edited.” I don’t trust anything the senile diminish brain has to say.

By: Rasputin72 on 3/14/13 at 7:46

Always my pleasure to acknowledge ypur existence, LONER

By: Captain Nemo on 3/14/13 at 7:47

What wrong, p3? Did you get fired from another job?

By: Loner on 3/14/13 at 7:49

"Girlyman"? The Jug is homophobic, as well as penis-obsessed....never made it all the way through puberty...still stuck in hairy palm mode....and gender confused...poor devil...bless his heart...and his abused wee wee. Probably was bullied.

Actually, if the place is to be infested with trolls, a wide variety, that is to say some diversity in the trollage, is probably a good thing.

By: Captain Nemo on 3/14/13 at 7:50

Raspy old bouy what is this (ypur) you keep posting.