A penetrating question about Pope Francis and ex-Cardinal McCarrick

First of all, apart from the Vigano accusations, if Francis did not know about the deposed cardinal, why didn’t he?

He’s the chief executive of a major international organization; and one of its most prominent operatives, of international renown, has been demoted to private-citizen status, sent apparently to a monastery.

Busting a cardinal is a very big deal. Francis was apparently shocked and amazed when he found out about it. When was that?

The guy had presumably been vetted, was considered trustworthy and loyal to Francis. What went wrong? 

Asked about it, he administers a stunning no-comment and recommends silence for all concerned in one of the most stunning I’m-above-all-that performances since what a prominent Middle Eastern governor pulled off some 20 centuries ago. 

Is Francis trying to make Hollywood executives in the Weinstein case look like shouters-from-housetops by comparison? 

Francis, won’t you please either come clean or disprove the nay-sayers, to put our hearts at ease? Please?

Bob Woodward’s new book reveals a ‘nervous breakdown’ of Trump’s presidency

Question is: Are we to believe Woodward? At least no deathbed interview with this one. I don’t think there is.

Second question: In view of mainstream reporting since he got elected, what’s new about this, as reported?

Third question: Who cares, in view of our booming economy and at least some activity to solve the Iran, N. Korea and other problems, not to mention his huge success in judicial appointments etc. By their fruits you know them.

via The Washington Post

American manufacturers growing at fastest pace in 14 years, ISM finds

The success story whose origins very few dare to name.

American manufacturers are on a roll: Business conditions surged in August to a 14-year high, according to a a survey of industry executives.

The Institute for Supply Management said its manufacturing index jumped to a 14-year high of 61.3% last month from 58.1% in July. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had forecast the index to total 57.9%.

Readings over 50% indicate more companies are expanding instead of shrinking.

In 14 years! A biggie.

via  MarketWatch