This art installation went live last week on the San Francisco Bay Bridge between San Francisco and Oakland. This is supposed to remain up for 2 years, but I think it should be permanent.
“There will be opportunities ahead. But do you want to risk the full faith and credit of the United States government over ObamaCare? That’s a very tough argument to make,” – John Boehner, in response to Hannity’s urging to leverage the debt ceiling to repeal the ACA.
Boehner’s Speakership is not long for this world if he continues to talk like that. Reportedly, he has also made that same admonition to his caucus, telling them and Republican Senators like Ted Cruz that the fight is over and they all needed to stop trying to defund Obamacare.
So the right wing can stop trying to claim that the Pope took the name Francis not as an honor of St. Francis of Assisi but as a honor for St. Francis Xavier.
Applause broke out in the Sistine Chapel for Bergoglio when he crossed the threshold of 77 votes, and again when he said “Accetto,” I accept, according to Dolan, who himself had been considered a candidate for the throne. Dolan told reporters that Bergoglio “immediately said, ‘I choose the name Francis in honor of St. Francis of Assisi,’ ” referring to a rich man’s son who took a vow of poverty.
What a difference 8 years makes: