Posts Tagged ‘Pope Benedict XVI’

The new HBO miniseries has not made it clear that the disappearances in a single moment of millions of people worldwide was actually ‘The Rapture,’ but it was clear in the premiere last night that the event three years in the past occurred on Hillary Clinton’s watch as secretary of state.

While the mystified characters who were left behind followed reportage of the event on a TV in a pub, photos of celebrities taken flashed across the screen.  They included Hillary’s predecessor, Condi Rice, the pope at the time Benedict XVI, and,  to everyone’s bewilderment, Gary Busey.

Then, in the familiar surroundings of the Thomas Jefferson Room, we saw Hillary Clinton briefing the press.  No, she was not smiling as in this, one of my favorite pictures of her in that setting, since obviously presiding over talking points to the media about an event of such global proportions had grave implications.


‘The Leftovers’: Why were these eight celebrities raptured?

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File this under “it had to happen.”  Pope Benedict XVI announced this morning that he would abdicate his post as of 8.p.m. Vatican time on February 28.  Before the world had time to absorb the news, a photoshop artist,   anonymous except for the Facebook handle  “Secretary of Awesome,  had time to nominate a successor.  Hillary fans are irrepressible!


Edited to add this from my Facebook friend Caleb because it is exquisite!




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On the Anniversary of the Election of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI

Press Statement

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
April 18, 2012

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI on the seventh anniversary of his election. Pope Benedict has worked tirelessly to unite people of different beliefs through a shared faith in humanity and peace.

For the past twenty-eight years, the United States and the Holy See have worked together to promote peace, fight hunger, alleviate poverty, and curb the flow of trafficking in persons. On this anniversary, we reflect on all that we have accomplished, and recommit ourselves to the work that remains. Congratulations and best wishes as you continue a historic tradition of tolerance and global understanding.

To me, this is essential Hillary Clinton – so very thoughtful. She is a is sweetheart, and that is something you cannot be taught. It is native.

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