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Friday, May 06, 2016

Good fences make good neighbors

Vincente Fox, former president of Mexico, apologized to Donald Trump for the temper tantrum Fox threw in February.

Fox said in February:
Today, he's going to take that nation (U.S.) back to the old days of conflict, war and everything. I mean, he reminds me of Hitler. That's the way he started speaking.
He has offended Mexico, Mexicans, (and) immigrants. He has offended the Pope. He has offended the Chinese. He's offended everybody.
I'm not going to pay for that f***ing wall.
Well, the pope apologized and now Fox has:
I apologize. Forgiveness is one of the greatest qualities that human beings have, is the quality of a compassionate leader. You have to be humble. You have to be compassionate. You have to love thy neighbor. Love your nation. Love the world. Yes, I’m humble enough as leadership be, [a] compassionate leader. If I offended you, I’m sorry. But what about the other way around?
OK, we are sorry that we do not want your criminals and welfare cases.

In Charleston, West Virginia, on Thursday night, Trump said: “Vicente Fox was on television last night and he apologized and I accept his apology, I thought it was very, very nice, because I was giving him a little hard time about something and he apologized. I thought it was very nice that he apologized. We’re going to have a great relationship with Mexico, but we need a border.”

UPDATE: I just deleted an ugly personal attack by an anonymous coward who lied. I have neither the time nor inclination to answer them, But in this case, I did not fully explain the pope thing. Asked if a Christian could vote for Trump, the Pope said -- in a roundabout way -- no.

Trump was displeased.

From Trump:
"If and when the Vatican is attacked by ISIS, which as everyone knows is ISIS's ultimate trophy, I can promise you that the Pope would have only wished and prayed that Donald Trump would have been president because this would not have happened. ISIS would have been eradicated unlike what is happening now with our all talk, no action politicians.
"The Mexican government and its leadership has made many disparaging remarks about me to the Pope, because they want to continue to rip off the United States, both on trade and at the border, and they understand I am totally wise to them. The Pope only heard one side of the story – he didn't see the crime, the drug trafficking and the negative economic impact the current policies have on the United States. He doesn't see how Mexican leadership is outsmarting President Obama and our leadership in every aspect of negotiation.
"For a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful. I am proud to be a Christian and as President I will not allow Christianity to be consistently attacked and weakened, unlike what is happening now, with our current President. No leader, especially a religious leader, should have the right to question another man's religion or faith. They are using the Pope as a pawn and they should be ashamed of themselves for doing so, especially when so many lives are involved and when illegal immigration is so rampant."
The Vatican backed off.

From Father Federico Lombardi:
"This wasn't in any way a personal attack, nor an indication of who to vote for. The Pope has clearly said he didn't want to get involved in the electoral campaign in the US, and also said that he said what he said on the basis of what he was told [about Trump], hence giving him the benefit of the doubt. The Pope said what we already know, if we followed his teaching and positions: We shouldn't build walls, but bridges. He has always said that, continuously. He also said that in relation to migration in Europe many times. So this is not a specific issue, limited to this particular case. It's his generic view, coherent with the nature of solidarity from the Gospel."
Of course, the Bible has one whole book, Nehemiah, on building a wall as such a project brings a people together.


  1. Since the Border Patrol has told us illegal immigration is booming, the odds of President Trump seem to be getting better and Hillary's "attack" ad emphasize the differences.

    1. 16,000 border patrol agents endorse Trump.

  2. I read that Obama is asking for funding for unaccompanied illegal immigrant children to the tune of $17,613 per child. That's more than the average retiree receives in Social Security benefits. It's obvious he wants them to stay here permanently. What we need to do is stop them at the border and turn them around. Barring that we need to send them back as quickly and cheaply as possible. - Elric

  3. Gee. Didn't realize that Nehemiah was one of the Gospels. Interesting.
    Trump said after his attack that the Pope's comments were "a little bit lighter than the press portrayed after I read them." Trump later said, "The Pope is a wonderful guy."
    Keep twisting those words Don. Glad to see your MSM roots have not left you.

    1. The Bible has both an old, and a new Testament. You do well to read both because much of GOD's law and essential prophesy are contained in it.
      When you ignore it, islame and Moronism become plausible, but the facts are that both are confirmed as fake by the words of the Old Testament.

  4. "If I offended you, I’m sorry."

    That's not an apology, it's a non-apology apology.