What Did He Say?
Crazy stuff about Pope Francis casting judgment upon Donald Trump's being a Christian. Or did the Pope really say what the news media said he did? If the Pope truly made a direct declaration such as this then he is wrong. After all he is not God and only God can read what is in the hearts of any of us.
The problem is that media often twists and mangles what public figures say in order to create the news rather than report it. Perhaps in the days to come we'll get this controversy unraveled with the media clarifying what really happened. Or maybe not. Whatever we get from the media sources or the Pope himself might result in greater understanding of the truth, but I doubt it. As is often the case, seeds of discord and distrust have been planted in our minds where they will flourish into bigger confusions or wither away covered by way too much fertilizer.
In the meantime, some of us may be wondering why the Vatican is surrounded by walls and protected by armed guards? And how many Muslim refugees have they allowed to come in to stay in the hallowed halls of the papal seat of government?
The Next Round in the Primaries
Something is going to happen on Saturday that could bring us closer to projecting where the presidential primaries are heading. Things have been getting out of hand for the Republicans in South Carolina though some say this is just business as usual. Maybe so if the business is monkey business.
I'll admit it can get entertaining at times watching the antics of the candidates and listening to all of the nonsensical back and forth nasty politics. I'm sure that the Democrats are going to have some rich material for their future political ads when it just comes down to the two main party candidates and they'll be letting the Republicans do all the mean talk for them.
However it might be that the most interesting event on Saturday will be the Democrat caucus in Nevada. Bernie Sanders is gaining ground on Hillary and she might be getting nervous. She's even taken to barking like a dog.
In fact, according to Fox News: Sen. Bernie Sanders leads Hillary Clinton nationally for the first time in the Democratic presidential primary race-- by three points-- in the latest Fox News Poll, which also shows Donald Trump leading his closest rival, Sen. Ted Cruz, by a 36-19 percent margin among self-identified Republican primary voters.
I'm thinking that the old-school establishment politicians might all be in the doghouse together after this year's election. A lot of people are not very happy with those who have been running things in our country and maybe this year will be a huge turning point where we will see the result of too many years of mismanagement in the United States government. The world just keeps getting weirder.
What about Battle of the Band Results?
The results of my most recent Battle of the Bands contest will be coming on Monday February 22nd. You've still got time to go back and cast your vote for your favorite version of the song I used this time, "A Change Is Gonna Come". I'll be tallying the votes on Sunday afternoon so if you'd like to vote this click this link.
Are you keeping up with the political shenanigans? What do you think about the comments made by Pope Francis? What breed of dog do you think Hillary was impersonating?