August 18, 2015

Undisclosed Hillary Bundler at CNN: She ‘Revived America’s Reputation’

Yesterday, CNN.com published a strong defense of Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State by Eleni Kounalakis. An “Editor’s Note” before the piece begins describes Ms. Kounalakis as the “United States ambassador to Hungary from 2010 to 2013,” the author of a book on her time there, and “a senior adviser to the Albright Stonebridge Group” (as in “Madeline Albright“).

The “editor” at CNN “forgot” to mention one “little” thing, noted by John Hinderaker at Powerline: “… she was one of Hillary’s top (2008) fundraisers, a fundraiser who was paid off with an ambassadorship, and therefore hardly an objective observer of Hillary’s successes (or lack thereof) as Secretary of State.”

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NewsBusted (081815)

Filed under: NewsBusted — Tom @ 8:55 am

Here we go:

Topics:
– Hillary Clinton Server
– Al Gore
– Joe Biden
– President Obama
– Greenhouse Gas Emissions
– Obama Vacation
– Martha’s Vineyard
– Cuba
– Rick Perry
– Janay Rice

Best Lines:

  • “President Obama announced new restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions. As excpected, Republicans in Congress are vowing to fight the plan — a virtual guarantee that they will actually do nothing.”
  • “President Obama is vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard. He’s relaxing and playing a lot of golf, which is exactly what he does when he’s not on vacation.”

Tuesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (081815)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:05 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Positivity: Pope Francis — let yourself be transformed by the Eucharist

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 6:00 am

From Vatican City:

Aug 16, 2015 / 05:59 am

On Sunday Pope Francis said that the Eucharist is no mere symbol, but is in fact the true body and blood of Jesus Christ, which has the ability to transform our hearts and minds to be more like him.

“The Eucharist is Jesus who gives himself entirely to us. To nourish ourselves with him and abide in him through Holy Communion, if we do it with faith, transforms our life into a gift to God and to our brothers,” the Pope said Aug. 16.

To let ourselves be nourished by the “Bread of Life,” he said, “means to be in tune with the heart of Christ, to assimilate his choices, thoughts, behaviors.”

It also means that we enter into “a dynamism of sacrificial love and become persons of peace, forgiveness, reconciliation and sharing in solidarity,” he added.

Pope Francis spoke to pilgrims who gathered in a rainy St. Peter’s Square for his Aug. 16 Sunday Angelus address.

In his speech the Pope turned to the day’s Gospel reading from John Chapter 6, which recounted the last part of the “Bread of Life” discourse, and in which Jesus tells his disciples that “whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day.” …

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