May 31, 2017

Lefties Go After Barron Trump’s Reax to Kathy Griffin’s Severed Head Stunt

The controversy over Kathy Griffin holding up a bloodied severed head of Donald Trump — an action which has led to her removal from CNN’s New Year’s Eve programming — reportedly spilled into the President’s family when TMZ reported that the Trumps’ 11-year son “Barron was in front of the TV watching a show when the news came on and he saw the bloody, beheaded image.” TMZ says: “We’re told he panicked and screamed, ‘Mommy, Mommy!’” I was hoping against hope that the level of “discourse” hasn’t sunk to the point where people who should know better would start attacking Barron or using him to criticize the Trumps. Rosie O’Donnell and several others who should know better dashed those hopes this afternoon.

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Genuine Humor at The Onion

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“Washington Post Reporter Frustrated Every Space In Parking Garage Taken Up By Anonymous Source”

Wednesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (053117)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 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: Holy Cross priest tapped as bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee diocese

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Vatican City:

May 29, 2017 / 05:56 am

On Monday the Vatican announced Pope Francis’ appointment of Fr. William “Bill” A. Wack to be the next bishop of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Florida.

A member of the Congregation of Holy Cross, a religious order of priests, Bishop-elect Wack succeeds Bishop Gregory L. Parkes, who was appointed Bishop of St. Petersburg, Florida by Pope Francis on Nov. 28, 2016 and installed on Jan. 4, 2017.

Fr. Thomas O’Hara, C.S.C., Provincial Superior of the United States Province of Priests and Brothers of the Congregation of Holy Cross, said that they are delighted at the selection of Fr. Wack to serve as bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee.

“Bishop-elect Wack is a gifted pastor and administrator who possesses an extremely welcoming personality. He is quick to reach out to all, is strong enough to lead and humble enough to listen. Above all, he is an outstanding priest who is passionate in his faith and absolutely dedicated to serving the People of God,” he said May 29. …

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