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America Repents, Follows Bishop Thomas Tobin. Unemployment Skyrockets To Like A Bazillion Percent.



The most recent news that has taken over America is that the Roman Catholic Church, via Providence, Rhode Island Bishop Thomas Tobin, told U.S. Representative Patrick Kennedy, of JFK and RFK heritage, that he should no longer accept communion from his church. All because of Kennedy’s stance as a U.S. Congressman on abortion.

Tobin spoke with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews yesterday, and went so far as to outright say that if your job interferes with your religion, you should quit your job. Grasp that concept for a moment. With unemployment already at 10.2%, I suppose a lot of those folks who are currently unemployed would be happy to switch jobs with any Catholic whose job in some way, shape, or form is incongruous with their Catholic faith.

Anyone working in a restaurant that serves lobster or oysters would have to quit their job. Anyone working in a manufacturing plant that makes fabric would have to quit their job. Anyone who works on a Sunday would have to quit their job. Of course, anyone who works for a company that provides benefits to same-sex couples would have to quit their job too.

I imagine the 10.2% unemployment that has crippled this country would suddenly skyrocket, as a large majority of the estimated two hundred twenty-five million Catholics in America would suddenly find themselves forced to obey every doctrine of their faith, as Bishop Tobin would have it. Don’t forget, a lot of folks are forced to work two jobs, so those numbers would ratchet up even faster for, say, the hotel worker, who enables same-sex intercourse by checking in a gay couple, who then goes to her part-time job as a sales associate at the Gap, forced to wear her employer’s poly-cotton wares.

But wait, there’s more.

Tobin actually said that people of any and all faiths should quit their job if their job conflicts with the teachings of their faith. So, essentially, the only people who will be employed will be atheists and the Amish. (With all due respect to people of both groups.)

Congratulations, Bishop Tobin. You’re just what America needs right now. Yet another ideologue who is more interested in serving a doctrine than serving humanity.

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‘Cool Story Bro’: Trump’s Latest Bolton Lie Sinks Like Lead Balloon as Americans Grow Tired of President’s Perjury



President Donald Trump kicked off the week with a lie about John Bolton. Sunday night The New York Times revealed the manuscript of the President’s former National Security Advisor’s upcoming book includes the bombshell that Trump told Bolton in August he wanted to continue to withhold nearly $400 million in military aid to Ukraine until that country agreed to manufacture dirt on Joe Biden.

Monday morning Trump tweeted his latest lie, claiming the House “never” asked Bolton to testify, and claiming the Senate had no right or responsibility to get testimony from his former advisor. Both are lies. The House asked, but Trump ordered Bolton to not testify.

And Americans know Trump is lying.

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Unpublished Bolton Manuscript Exposes Trump’s Ukraine ‘Drug Deal’ Tying Military Aid to Dirt on Biden: New NYT Report



The unpublished manuscript of John Bolton‘s forthcoming book exposes what the former Trump National Security Advisor allegedly had called a “drug deal,” when referring to the president’s extortion scheme of Ukraine, a New York Times report reveals. Trump, according to the draft, personally told Bolton of the illegal act, including tying congressionally-approved military aid to Ukraine manufacturing “dirt” against former Vice President Joe Biden, who early emerged as Trump’s top political opponent.

“President Trump told his national security adviser in August that he wanted to continue freezing $391 million in security assistance to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats including the Bidens, according to an unpublished manuscript by the former adviser, John R. Bolton,” the Times reported late Sunday.

Those facts wholly destroy the president’s defense which his legal team have been arguing before and now during his Senate impeachment trial. The revelation, just before the trial resumes Monday afternoon, might make it extraordinarily difficult for Trump’s defense team to continue that line of defense.

“Mr. Bolton’s explosive account of the matter at the center of Mr. Trump’s impeachment trial, the third in American history, was included in drafts of a manuscript he has circulated in recent weeks to close associates.”

Senate Democrats tried last week to subpoena Bolton to testify, but Republicans killed all such efforts.

The Times’ report also states Bolton submitted the manuscript to the White House, which means they are aware of the existence of the allegation – and continue to engage in obstruction of Congress, one of the two Articles of Impeachment.

Maggie Haberman, one of the author’s of Sunday night’s bombshell, posted this tweet:

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Kobe Bryant Dead in Helicopter Accident: TMZ



Basketball great Kobe Bryant has died in a tragic helicopter accident, along with everyone on board, TMZ was first to report. The 41-year old NBA star played with the LA Lakers for two decades. He retired in 2016.

“Kobe was traveling with at least 3 other people in his private helicopter when it went down,” TMZ adds. “A fire broke out. Emergency personnel responded, but nobody on board survived. 5 people are confirmed dead. We’re told Vanessa Bryant was not among those on board.”

The LA County Sheriff’s Office posted this tweet, but did not include Bryant’s name.

In 2013 after his own missteps Bryant stepped up to correct a fan for using the word “gay” as a slur. Nearly seven years ago, it was a big moment for awareness and for the LGBTQ community.

This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Stay tuned and refresh for updates.

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