Pope Benedict XVI to resign due to age and lack of energy, video below. Recognizing what he described as his failing strength of “mind and body,” Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he would step down as head of the Catholic church, the first pontiff to give up his duties since 1415.
“After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry,” Benedict said in a statement. Federico Lombardi, director of the Vatican press office, said Benedict will move to the papal residence in Castel Gandolfo following his abdication on Feb. 28, then return to Rome to live in a monastery of cloistered nuns inside the Vatican for a period of prayer and reflection. Continue reading Pope Benedict XVI To Resign Due To Age And Lack Of Energy, Video
The first official presidential election results are in from the famed small town of Dixville Notch, New Hampshire. The tiny village has been the site of the first official election results for over 50 years. If the rest of the night’s voting results go the same way they did in Dixville Notch, it looks like we may not know who the next President of the United States is for quite some time.
For the past fifty years or so, the extremely small village of Dixville Notch, New Hampshire has been delivering up the first official election results for the presidential election. In the 2008 presidential election, Dixville Notch voters chose Barack Obama as the winner. The voting results were unusual because it was the first time the town had given the majority to a Democrat in 40 years.
Poor Piers Morgan, whose stint as the new-and-diluted fake Larry King got off to a tepid start this week, has launched a pathetic attempt to make himself seem cool and powerful by banning Madonna from his show. Â Stating that Madonna was “too vegan” to be of much interest to his television viewing audience, he said that he’d prefer to stick to people who are more relevant and current, such as Mel Gibson, Barack Obama, or Lindsay Lohan.
Considering how far from the cutting edge Morgan’s interview with Oprah was, perhaps he shouldn’t start banning people and trying to act like he’s all that until he’s established some sort of reputation as the superstar host he seems to think he is. Â In fact, Madonna got the last word when she was asked what she thought about being banned by Piers Morgan – her rep simply replied, “Madonna doesn’t know who Piers Morgan is.” Â Ouch.
Sasha Fierce has gone and riled up the legendary Etta James, by singing her legendary song- “At Last” for Barack Obama at his inauguration. Etta is not Beyonce’s biggest fan…or Obama’s. At a recent concert Etta threatened to whoop Ms. Fierce’s ass, and wondered what gave THAT diva the right to sing HER SONG at the ball. Quoth Etta:
You know, your President, the one with the big ears — he ainâ€™t my President — had that woman singing for him at his Inauguration. Sheâ€™s going to get her ass whooped… ‘How dare BeyoncÃ¨ sing my song that I been singing forever. Now Iâ€™m going to sing it for yâ€™allâ€¦.â€
Loud and clear, Miz Etta! Snarkista is DYING to see an Etta/Beyonce smackdown…hey, SNL? It would be SO much better than last week’s show. You go, Etta. Beyonce and Barack deserve each other.
Whaaaat did Lindsay Lohan just say to Maria Menounos? Barack Obama is our first colored President? Sure, Lindsay looks like she just fell off of the party wagon and into this interview, but Snarkista’s pretty sure what she heard. Stuff like his is why Lindsay’s peeps wanted her to quit blogging about the election. Don’t worry, it’s right near the beginning of the clip! This has to be White Oprah’s fault!!
Hey girl, big news! Chris Crocker, famed for his tearful “Leave Britney Alone” Youtube plea, has decided to go all out as a woman (who saw that coming?) and for Obama. Somebody needs to tell Ms. Chris that he doesn’t need to worry about his right to have an abortion. We know Barack’s gonna be thrilled about this one.
John Chu, ACDC member (not the band, grampaw!) who brought us Miley Cyrus and Mandy Jiroux’s WAY popular Youtube danceoffs, has created a new way to solve the world’s problems. Dance ’em away! Seriously, John’s created a fun new site that’s become wildly popular…people send in their dance videos where they are dancing for their candidate of choice! The Palinistas are here too! The winner of the danceoff will be announced on Election Day, November 4th. To submit a video, visit ibeatyou.com. Don’t forget to vote, unless you’re uninformed. If you are, good news! You can stay home! Party time!!