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I was addicted to the hokey pokey, but I turned myself around!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The right isn't usually right!

Well boys and girls, your humble reporter just ran into an article on "Snopes.com" that addresses two of my favourite rants at the same time.


Even though the quote about the Pope is false, this article show just how much the "Tea party" set is only about rich white folks ........, and to hell with he rest of us!



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Claim:   Rep. Trent Franks said Pope Francis does not understand scripture, which he claimed does not obligate Christians to help the poor.
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FALSE
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Example:[Collected via email, May 2015]

Did Rep. Trent Franks really say, on 05/13/2015, "I question if the pope understands scripture. He's obviously read it but it's just as obvious that he doesn't understand it. Nothing in the Bible obligates us to help the poor."

Origins:   On 15 May 2015, the entertainment-based Facebook group Stop the World, the Teabaggers Want Off posted a photograph of U.S. Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona, appended with a quote attributed to the lawmaker. According to the page, The Republican Franks questioned whether Pope Francis was truly familiar with scripture, maintaining that "nothing in the Bible obligates us to help the poor":
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The Facebook group in question (
Stop The World, The Teabaggers Want Off) almost exclusively publishes fabricated quotes attributed to Conservative politicians and pundits. Previously, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, former Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson were targeted by the page with similar memes. Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has also appeared in memes created by the page regarding white privilege, a purported endorsement of Benjamin Netanyahu, and a claim vaccinations lead to homosexuality. Stop The World, The Teabaggers Want Off generally attributes its quoted content to a well-known source (in this instance, Politico), but the citations typically are bogus. A disclaimer found on the group's Facebook page states all posts are for entertainment purposes only:

Yup, the part about the Pope is bullshit, but the thing with U.S. Rep. Trent Franks (Republican) hits the nail right on the head kids.

I don't know why, but die hard right wingers all seem to drink the same Kool-Aid!