Good heavens! Originally published on the Washington Post website and now being picked up by everyone. The video below is 58 seconds long.
September 21, 2016 11:21 PM EDT - Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton spoke about foe Donald Trump during a video conference of the Laborers' International Union of North America, saying, "Why aren’t I 50 points ahead?"(Hillary Clinton)
He had two more home runs last night as the Yankees won - and Sanchez is the fastest player in baseball history to get to 19 homers. He did it in only 45 games. He was promoted from the minor leagues less than two months ago. Right now he's on the minimum major league salary ($507,000 - not bad work if you can get it!) but that will be changing pretty quickly...
And Sanchez is only 23 - could be an All-Star catcher for the next ten years.
“The Korean Church is unique because it was founded entirely by laypeople. This fledgling Church, so young and yet so strong in faith, withstood wave after wave of fierce persecution. Thus, in less than a century, it could boast of 10,000 martyrs. The death of these many martyrs became the leaven of the Church and led to today’s splendid flowering of the Church in Korea. Even today their undying spirit sustains the Christians of the Church of Silence in the north of this tragically divided land.” – Pope John Paul II at the canonization of the Korean Martyrs, May 6, 1984.
St Andrew Kim Taegǒn, Paul Chong Hasang, and companions
For centuries, Korea was closed to all outside influences, and all contact with foreigners was forbidden. No missionaries went there. Nevertheless, a number of laymen sought to find out all that they could about the outside world, through the annual embassy to Peking. Some books about Christianity fell into their hands, and they were converted. Because of the secrecy involved, it is impossible to date the origin of Christianity in Korea with any precision: it may have started in the early 17th century, but the first known baptism is that of Ni-Seoung-Houn, who was baptized under the name of Peter when he visited Peking in 1784.
The first known martyrs are Paul Youn and James Kouen, who in 1791 refused to offer sacrifice on the death of their relatives. Over the next century, over ten thousand Korean Christians were executed, with great cruelty; and many others perished.
For most of this period, the church in Korea had no priests and was an entirely lay phenomenon. The first priest, a Frenchman, entered the country in 1836 and was beheaded three years later. Andrew Kim Taegǒn, the first Korean priest, secretly trained in Macao, entered Korea in 1845 and was executed in 1846, together with his father. A lay apostle, St Paul Chong Hasang, and many others perished at the same time. A further major persecution occurred in 1866.
In all, 103 of the Korean martyrs are celebrated today: they are mostly lay men and women: some married, some not; some old, some young, some even children.
Reminds me of the horror in the hearts of certain New Yorkers (NY Times readers), back in 1980 when it became clear that Reagan could beat Jimmy Carter. I could feel it all the way down in Grand Cayman, where Brigid and I were living.
Here's the NY Times article that was discussed today on Meet the Press. The conversation is with NY Times op ed columnist Maureen Dowd.
CHUCK TODD: ... New York Times, I think it was Saturday, Maureen had a lead that said, basically interviewing all these Upper West Siders panicking now. And in fact I think referred to it as 'The polls are showing a "margin of panic" for Clinton supporters.' Describe this east coast freakout that I feel like you've seen among the elites this week.
MAUREEN DOWD: Right. Well, my friends, one of my friends, Leon Wieseltier, calls it a national emergency. And my friends won't even read — if I do interviews with Donald Trump — they won't read them. And basically they would like to censor any stories about Trump and also censor any negative stories about Hillary. They think she should have a total free pass. Because as she said at that fundraiser recently, 'I'm the only thing standing between you and the abyss.' Oh, and they're taking — Democratic strategists are taking antacids. In the Times today.
CNN and MSNBC continue to battle for second place behind Fox News in the cable news ratings war. MSNBC finished as the No. 8 primetime network, averaging 1.2 million viewers to beat CNN’s 1.05 million. However, the roles are reversed among total day viewers, with CNN edging MSNBC 666,000 to 642,000. CNN and MSNBC total 1.3 million viewers combined, slightly edging Fox News’ 1.29 million.
What You Should Know By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District 718-991-3161
The Basket of Deplorables, According to Hillary Clinton
You should know that on Friday, September 9, 2016, at a fundraiser in New York City, Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton described half of Donald Trump’s supporters as a “Basket of Deplorables.”
Mrs. Clinton said: “You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up.”
According to her description of who belongs in that basket, I’d have to say that a lot more than half of America belongs in there, so why pick on Donald Trump supporters? Let’s go down her list.
According to Hillary Clinton, if you are a racist, you belong in the Basket of Deplorables.
If we all take a serious look into our hearts, we have to admit that most Americans fall into that category. If we look at our own communities and see how Puerto Ricans are against Dominicans, and Dominicans are against Puerto Ricans, isn’t this racist? In our own elections, if Puerto Ricans and Dominicans line up against each other, and Hispanics only vote for Hispanics, isn’t that racist?
If Black people are fighting to elect people only because they are Black, or if Jewish people are only willing to vote for Jewish candidates, isn’t that racist?
If White people reflexively vote for only White candidates and vote against Black, Hispanic or Asian candidates, isn’t that racist?
If these characterizations describe you, then you would be in Hillary Clinton’s Basket of Deplorable.
According to Hillary Clinton, if you are a sexist, you belong in the Basket of Deplorables.
You should know that if most men were honest with themselves, and thought about any time they complimented a woman because of the way she looked, or spoke with other men about their thoughts about women, they would belong in the Basket of Deplorables.
Or if you are a woman and thought about any time you complimented a man because of the way he looked, or spoke with other women about what they really think about men, they would belong on the Basket of Deplorables.
If you are pro-life, and you don’t support abortion, you are in the Basket of Deplorables.
According to Hillary Clinton, if you are a homophobe, you belong in the Basket of Deplorables.
You should know that if you oppose the legalization of gay marriage in America, you are homophobic and you belong in the Basket of Deplorables.
This would include all Americans who are faithful to the teachings of their religions that oppose marriage between a man and a man, or a woman and a woman. It would also include religious leaders who are Jewish, Christian, Catholic and Muslim and follow the fundamental teachings of their faiths that oppose homosexual marriage. All of these Americans are in the Basket of Deplorables.
According to Hillary Clinton, if you are xenophobic, you belong in the Basket of Deplorables.
Most Americans are against people coming into this country illegally, and all of those people would be labeled xenophobic, and therefore, belong in the Basket of Deplorables.
Many people in this country worry that their jobs will be taken by undocumented immigrants, and taxes will go up to pay for people who are here illegally.
This is also true in the Dominican Republic, Mexico and many other countries. People just don’t want anyone going into their country illegally.
When President Barack Obama was campaigning in 2008, he promised that if he would be elected and there was a Democratic Congress, there would be immigration reform. Even though he won, this was not done, and these problems continue to grow here in America, and more and more people get labeled xenophobic, and belong in the Basket of Deplorables.
According to Hillary Clinton, if you are Islamophobic, you belong in the Basket of Deplorables.
Most Americans don’t want Syrian refugees to come to live here, and because of this, they are automatically labeled Islamaphobic.
You should already know that Democrats and Republicans are overwhelmed with America’s homeless crisis, veteran’s crisis, as well as the housing crisis, and what to do help America’s poor and hungry children and families.
If people are honest with themselves and think about what is in their hearts about Syrian refugees coming to live in our communities, most people would belong in the Basket of Deplorables.
I am afraid that many of those deplorables are, as Hillary Clinton even said, are irredeemable.
So you see, my dear reader, more than 75 percent of American people, whether they are Donald Trump supporters or Hillary Clinton supporters, belong in the Basket of Deplorables.
Welcome to the Basket of Deplorables!
I am Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz, and this is what you should know.
I'd seen this a few days ago and then my friend Damian sent me the article and asked me to post, so here it is.
Not illegal, but doesn't pass the smell test. Basically the Foundation solicits money from other charities and then passes it on to worthy groups (mostly worthy anyway - they have paid some fines for illegal political donations), while getting the good will of saying it's from their largesse.
Nice work if you can get it. I believe the Trump Foundation is a Family Foundation, and while some charities do collect from other charities and pass on the funds, it is very unusual for a Family Foundation to function this way.
Incomes in the U.S. surged in 2015, delivering the first increase for family households in eight years.
The median annual household income--the level at which half are above and half are below--rose 5.2%, after adjusting for inflation, or $2,800, to $56,500, the Census Bureau said. The boost leaves household incomes about 1.6% below the 2007 level, before the last recession began.
What a great short video. I remember Giuliani talking about going to the funeral for firefighter Frank Palombo. And since then, they've stuck together, including through the loss of their mother in 2013.
As the Yanks win their 7th in a row. This was an important sac fly, since it scored a run, moved Ellsbury to third, and there was another sacrifice fly to score Ellsbury by the next batter. I've never seen an intentional walk go so bad! Everything is working for the Yankees right now.