Mid-Morning Art Thread

Rembrandt Christ Cross.jpg

Christ On The Cross
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 08:30 AM (Zz0t1)

2 Fitting.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 08:31 AM (Zz0t1)

3 Jesus skipped leg day

Posted by: brak at April 02, 2021 08:31 AM (cG+eD)

4 Otters called.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 08:31 AM (Zz0t1)

5 th!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 02, 2021 08:32 AM (16vTQ)

6 Jesus skipped leg day
Posted by: brak at April 02, 2021 08:31 AM (cG+eD)


I'll admit that's one of the more skinny depictions of Jesus I've seen. Usually, he's pretty buff.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 08:32 AM (Zz0t1)

7 Very appropriate for today. Thank you.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 02, 2021 08:32 AM (5e34N)

8 Good Friday seems like a strange name!

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 02, 2021 08:32 AM (yrol0)

9 No snark today.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 02, 2021 08:32 AM (OCTRt)

10 Oh my. A good 'un.

Posted by: Eric Swallowell, Proven CCP Bribe Recipient at April 02, 2021 08:32 AM (qWNIQ)

11 Doesn't look like a Dutch Master.

Posted by: BignJames at April 02, 2021 08:32 AM (AwYPR)

12 Good Friday to you all.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 02, 2021 08:33 AM (Jsjd7)

13 Blessed day to you all

On old tablet stupid ad stopped me from a first


Posted by: Skip at April 02, 2021 08:33 AM (Cxk7w)

14 So, did they nail him in the palms of his hands or at his wrists?

I've seen both.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 08:33 AM (Zz0t1)

15 Weird facial expression. He looks confounded.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at April 02, 2021 08:33 AM (II3Gr)

16 Yo! Appropriate art for today..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 02, 2021 08:33 AM (CjFDo)

17 A fitting reminder of what Jesus went through for us; even though we weren't and still aren't worthy.

At least I'm not worthy.

Posted by: Archer at April 02, 2021 08:33 AM (gmo/4)

18 Good Friday seems like a strange name!
Posted by: rhennigantx at April 02, 2021 08:32 AM (yrol0)


With this, I agree.....

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 08:33 AM (Zz0t1)

19 Thank you for this

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at April 02, 2021 08:33 AM (GBZnB)

20 foul sock removed.
Thanks CBD; excellent choice.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, registered Independent at April 02, 2021 08:33 AM (qWNIQ)

21 Jesus sorta looks like Liam Neesom, no?

Posted by: dantesed at April 02, 2021 08:33 AM (88xKn)

22 Weird facial expression. He looks confounded.
Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at April 02, 2021 08:33 AM (II3Gr)


"The guy on the phone said I'd won a big screen TV....."

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 08:34 AM (Zz0t1)

23 If I had a guess, would think in life Jesus would be of this body type

Posted by: Skip at April 02, 2021 08:34 AM (Cxk7w)

24 At least I'm not worthy.
Posted by: Archer

You are incorrect my friend.

You ARE worthy as you were made in His image. But yeah, we fall down every day.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 02, 2021 08:34 AM (5e34N)

25 i like this a lot. it's appropriate, and looks fantastic.

but there's no way i can bring myself to say

"would hang..."

Posted by: SturmToddler at April 02, 2021 08:35 AM (8D42x)

26 Let us remember this day. God bless this country and save our souls from the snares of evil.

Posted by: Ziba at April 02, 2021 08:35 AM (S1hrL)

27 14 So, did they nail him in the palms of his hands or at his wrists?

I've seen both.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 08:33 AM (Zz0t1)

Let he who hasn't nailed the palm of his own hand cast the first stone.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at April 02, 2021 08:35 AM (II3Gr)

28 King.

Posted by: sven at April 02, 2021 08:35 AM (Lzpvj)

29
Let he who hasn't nailed the palm of his own hand cast the first stone.
Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at April 02, 2021 08:35 AM (II3Gr)


ISWYDT.......

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 08:36 AM (Zz0t1)

30 Could we do the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon with Jesus? I am not familiar with Kevin Bacon but I am sure some of you morons could do it.

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at April 02, 2021 08:36 AM (flINI)

31 Crucifixion: Just about the worst way to die.

Posted by: Mrs. Hypocrisy at April 02, 2021 08:36 AM (gl8jM)

32 I always liked this one:
https://tinyurl.com/56zvzr3v

Posted by: brak at April 02, 2021 08:36 AM (cG+eD)

33 Let us remember this day. God bless this country and save our souls from the snares of evil.
Posted by: Ziba at April 02, 2021 08:35 AM (S1hrL)


May the faith in this country be strong because it's being tested, mightily.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 08:36 AM (Zz0t1)

34 So, did they nail him in the palms of his hands or at his wrists?



I've seen both.

Posted by: Sponge.....Probably neither.
Through the palms would not have supported an adult for very long.. through the wrists, they probably would have bled out quickly.
Crucifixion was both a form of tortuous death, and meant to be an example to keep the populace in check. They wanted the victims to up there for a long long time.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 02, 2021 08:36 AM (CjFDo)

35 I also take it crucifixion in Roman days the spikes were through the wrist. Anyone else have a opinion?
I do believe they have bodies that were crucified from that period.

Posted by: Skip at April 02, 2021 08:37 AM (Cxk7w)

36 31 Crucifixion: Just about the worst way to die.

The Romans knew a thing or two in how to kill.

Posted by: dantesed at April 02, 2021 08:38 AM (88xKn)

37 >>> Good Friday seems like a strange name!
Posted by: rhennigantx at April 02, 2021 08:32 AM (yrol0)


One of the older meanings of the word "good" was: sacred, holy.

This is not used anymore and is not widely known.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 02, 2021 08:39 AM (Fq1gB)

38 Good Friday seems like a strange name!

Posted by: rhennigantx

..
The checker at the grocery store yesterday said "Happy Holiday".. I wanted to ask him if he thought crucifying the Messiah was a happy event.. but, he was just a kid..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 02, 2021 08:39 AM (CjFDo)

39 Chi-Town Jerry,
A journal article in JAMA in the 1980's explained how horrible the treatment of Jesus was in light of our understanding of physiology. Each step of the process made it worse including the sweating of blood, scourging, crucifixion, and then the spear.

Sobering reading about man's inhumanity to man.

Posted by: whig at April 02, 2021 08:39 AM (pO7gM)

40 Good Friday seems like a strange name!

It's named from our perspective. To the World, this Jesus guy was put to death and 'his' story ended. But the faithful know that was the day our sins were paid for and us forgiven. Easter is more clearly celebratory as it backs up His promise of resurrection, but our freedom was bought on Good Friday.

Posted by: Methos at April 02, 2021 08:39 AM (kOpft)

41 34 Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 02, 2021 08:36 AM (CjFDo)

Quite it is why the Asians tended to crucify folks on X shapes instead and lash people's arms over their head.

You are going to die, but one death is relatively quick whereas the other lasts for about a day and a half until you drown.

Posted by: sven at April 02, 2021 08:40 AM (Lzpvj)

42 Crucifixion was both a form of tortuous death, and meant to be an example to keep the populace in check. They wanted the victims to up there for a long long time.
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry

The perfect example of an unintended result by the Romans. Comparatively few don't know the story of Jesus and the faithful take strength from His passion.

Was it Conan that said "If you strike me down, . . . . "?

Much more applicable to Jesus.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 02, 2021 08:40 AM (5e34N)

43 Good Friday seems like a strange name!

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 02, 2021 08:32 AM (yrol0)

It's probably the archaic use of the word "good." Pius, religious....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 02, 2021 08:41 AM (Q9lwr)

44 This is lovely, thank you.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 02, 2021 08:41 AM (j9HX3)

45 Thank you CBD for this very wonderful painting. Christ crucified. He willingly, knowingly, purposefully, and lovingly, made the Great Exchange. It should have been me.


I think I'll lurk. Thanks again.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 02, 2021 08:42 AM (45fpk)

46 Thank you, CBD. This is a beautiful painting and most fitting for today.

Posted by: bluebell at April 02, 2021 08:42 AM (/669Q)

47 Passion equals suffering, that must be endured.


we are all on a cross.

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at April 02, 2021 08:43 AM (lSZIs)

48 My childhood memories of Good Friday is of long afternoons in the crowded Church attached to our Catholic school sitting through the Stations of the Cross. later, I was one of the altar boys in that ceremony..
Every 10 or 15 minutes or so, you would hear a thud coming from the pews.. another kid had passed out.. I liked the smell of incense though.. sometimes I got to wield the censer..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 02, 2021 08:43 AM (CjFDo)

49 Was it Conan that said "If you strike me down, . . . . "?

Uh, that was Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at April 02, 2021 08:44 AM (II3Gr)

50 I will join others in thanking you, CBD, for this piece of art.

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at April 02, 2021 08:44 AM (lgiXo)

51 49 Was it Conan that said "If you strike me down, . . . . "?

Uh, that was Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at April 02, 2021 08:44 AM (II3Gr)

========

Look at the threadjacking inherent in the system!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 02, 2021 08:45 AM (NWM+b)

52 Was it Conan that said "If you strike me down, . . . . "?

Uh, that was Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at April 02, 2021 08:44 AM (II3Gr)

now...now

Posted by: BignJames at April 02, 2021 08:45 AM (AwYPR)

53 This is a beautiful painting and most fitting for today.

Posted by: bluebell at April 02, 2021 08:42 AM (/669Q)

It is one of the most common religious paintings, yet surprisingly difficult to do well. Too many are either of the man or of God. Only a few of the masters can capture both.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 02, 2021 08:45 AM (Q9lwr)

54 Every 10 or 15 minutes or so, you would hear a thud coming from the pews.. another kid had passed out.. I liked the smell of incense though.. sometimes I got to wield the censer..
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry

That's for sure. Part of it was our mother's making us fast before Mass. The heat, the closeness of the crowd, no food. . . what did they expect?

The ushers were like body-snatchers. Catch the kids before they hit the deck and busted their noses or heads.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 02, 2021 08:46 AM (5e34N)

55 Nice selection on this Good Friday, CBD.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at April 02, 2021 08:46 AM (HaL55)

56 Was it Conan that said "If you strike me down, . . . . "?

Uh, that was Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at April 02, 2021 08:44 AM (II3Gr)



Use the force, Harry.

Posted by: Picard at April 02, 2021 08:47 AM (Fq1gB)

57 This doesn't solve the issue, only confirms Romans were the best sadistic bastard
https://www.livescience.com / crucifixion history

Posted by: Skip at April 02, 2021 08:47 AM (Cxk7w)

58 I liked the smell of incense though.. sometimes I got to wield the censer..
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 02, 2021 08:43 AM (CjFDo)

I physically can't tolerate the stuff. Irritates my eyes, nose and throat. I have to step outside for fresh air after a few minutes of exposure to it.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at April 02, 2021 08:47 AM (II3Gr)

59 What a stunning painting. Christ is not some anorexic creature on the edge of death. He has the appearance of a young man in his prime undergoing slow torture. His shining body stands out, glowing against the dark, stormy background. His expression shows the agony that he is trying to take on for the sake of mankind.

An appropriate and exquisite use of color and form.

Posted by: JTB at April 02, 2021 08:47 AM (7EjX1)

60 Something beautiful for today: Wagner's Good Friday music from his opera "Parsifal"

https://youtu.be/lB5OrgydzIA

Posted by: Brunnhilde at April 02, 2021 08:47 AM (E3FAu)

61 Jesus sorta looks like Liam Neesom, no?
Posted by: dantesed at April 02, 2021


***

A little, but also like the young Elliott Gould.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 02, 2021 08:48 AM (lSpWa)

62 Looks kinda' yellowy...wonder if it needs restoring/cleaning?....I know this Spanish lady....

Posted by: BignJames at April 02, 2021 08:48 AM (AwYPR)

63 This is an appropriate holiday since 2 Admirals are fixing to nail me to the Cross. They are both dead to me, but unfortunetaly I have to work with them

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 02, 2021 08:48 AM (GPwVZ)

64
"If you strike me down..."

tinyurl.com/ch3y87hv

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 02, 2021 08:48 AM (ZGHeF)

65 Jesus saves. Moses buys only on discount.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at April 02, 2021 08:49 AM (II3Gr)

66 As a young kid today was the official start of what we called Church Summer. For 3 days we went to morning and evening services.

There was the food, the flowers, the gatherings of the "olds" and the church summer camp planning of all the young'ns. It seemed at the time to be the way it always had been, but in reality it only lasted 5 or so years. Slowly the times changed.

I remember the faces, and the some of the names, but it was certainly a much simpler time for all of us.
Thank you CBD, this made me remember to remember.

Posted by: IP at April 02, 2021 08:49 AM (pWrfh)

67 His shining body stands out, glowing against the dark, stormy background.

Posted by: JTB at April 02, 2021 08:47 AM (7EjX1)

One of Rembrandt's many talents was the ability to paint his subjects alone...without anything around them to distract. In this work he does a masterful job, showing that Christ was truly alone on the cross.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 02, 2021 08:51 AM (Q9lwr)

68 A little, but also like the young Elliott Gould.
Zoomed in, the face resembles a young Pete Townsend to me.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at April 02, 2021 08:51 AM (HaL55)

69

No snark today.



Holy Cow!

Posted by: runner at April 02, 2021 08:51 AM (4LH9f)

70 Thank you CBD. This is a beautiful painting to post today. A good reminder of what Christ suffered because He loves us and truly does want us to have good things - eternal life through his sacrifice. God bless each and every one of you. May He give you healing, provision, wisdom and comfort.

CBD, you are absolutely one of His gifts to us. Thanks.

Posted by: Moki at April 02, 2021 08:51 AM (+X9Vs)

71 So, did they nail him in the palms of his hands or at his wrists?

I've seen both.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021


***

It's been discussed quite a bit. From what I've read, it's more likely the soldiers hammered the nails through the wrists. The palm bones would not have been strong enough to support the weight of the upper body. Though the feet fastened to the upright would have served to support the weight too; so, who knows.

Driving the nails through the wrists would likely have speeded up the process of death -- exsanguination from the wrist arteries. A guess.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 02, 2021 08:51 AM (lSpWa)

72 Could we do the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon with Jesus? I am not familiar with Kevin Bacon but I am sure some of you morons could do it.
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at April 02, 2021 08:36 AM (flINI)

I don't think bacon was allowed in Jerusalem.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 02, 2021 08:51 AM (2DOZq)

73 One of the older meanings of the word "good" was: sacred, holy.

This is not used anymore and is not widely known.
Posted by: banana Dream at April 02, 2021 08:39 AM


Among the Orthodox, it's more formally known as Great and Holy Friday. Casually, still Good Friday.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 02, 2021 08:51 AM (16vTQ)

74 CBD, you are absolutely one of His gifts to us. Thanks.

Posted by: Moki at April 02, 2021 08:51 AM (+X9Vs)

Wow...what a suck-up.

Posted by: BignJames at April 02, 2021 08:52 AM (AwYPR)

75 One of the older meanings of the word "good" was: sacred, holy.

This is not used anymore and is not widely known.
Posted by: banana Dream at April 02, 2021 08:39 AM (Fq1gB)


I remember reading once that fairies and leprechauns were called "the Good Folk", but that was partly out of fear, because they had supernatural powers and could be dangerous if offended. I've always felt that Good Friday had a bit of that fear incorporated in the name - this is not a really positive event we're talking about, it's got a dark and ugly side to it, but we don't want to come right out and face that.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at April 02, 2021 08:53 AM (U77Tm)

76 Did not know CBD's mom posted here....

Posted by: runner at April 02, 2021 08:54 AM (4LH9f)

77 CBD, you are absolutely one of His gifts to us. Thanks.

Posted by: Moki at April 02, 2021 08:51 AM (+X9Vs)

Wow...what a suck-up.
Posted by: BignJames at April 02, 2021 08:52 AM (AwYPR)

She obviously never met CBD? LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 02, 2021 08:54 AM (GPwVZ)

78 JESUS, who suffered and died for the sins of humanity, obviously had no ties to the ruling Dem Commie junta of His time.

Posted by: Voter theater. at April 02, 2021 08:54 AM (xXx5y)

79 All the links are a gobble mess, but seems both wrists and hands were used. Seems though the feet were not together if I read it right in the period, this position is used well after the Roman era in paintings.

Posted by: Skip at April 02, 2021 08:55 AM (Cxk7w)

80 . . . this is not a really positive event we're talking about, it's got a dark and ugly side to it, but we don't want to come right out and face that.
Posted by: Dr. Mabuse

I've always viewed it as how a great gift can spring forth from an awful event.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 02, 2021 08:55 AM (5e34N)

81 I don't think bacon was allowed in Jerusalem.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 02, 2021 08:51 AM (2DOZq)

***

You know... I never thought of that.

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at April 02, 2021 08:55 AM (flINI)

82 Could we do the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon with Jesus? I am not familiar with Kevin Bacon but I am sure some of you morons could do it.
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report

I don't think bacon was allowed in Jerusalem.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth


ISWYDT. Golf clap.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 02, 2021 08:55 AM (OCTRt)

83 This symbolizes Biden falling 3 times on that stairway, right?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 08:55 AM (Zz0t1)

84 A "Stations of the cross" for all Christians:

https://tinyurl.com/462kjh5d

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 02, 2021 08:56 AM (VP4Cd)

85 Jesus saves... Moses buys only on discount...but Gretsky scores on the rebound!

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at April 02, 2021 08:49 AM (II3Gr)

FIFY

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 02, 2021 08:56 AM (Q9lwr)

86 >>> Among the Orthodox, it's more formally known as Great and Holy Friday. Casually, still Good Friday.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 02, 2021 08:51 AM (16vTQ)

My Latin sucks but:

Dies Passionis Domini - Day of the passion of our Lord.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 02, 2021 08:57 AM (Fq1gB)

87 Zoomed in, the face resembles a young Pete Townsend to me.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at April 02, 2021 08:51 AM (HaL55)


It was RESEARCH!!!!!

Posted by: Pete Townsend at April 02, 2021 08:57 AM (Zz0t1)

88 There were two forms of crucifixion in Roman times, at least as far as arms go. One involved tying the victim to the cross, while the other drove nails through the wrists. Nails through the wrists was considered the merciful method because, as was stated, between pain and blood loss the victim died sooner. Otherwise, he lasted as long as he could put weight on his legs and take the pressure off his lungs. This is why, when they wanted them dead before Passover, they broke the legs of the thieves.

This was as dark as the world ever got, and the painting captures it well. The Christ of God was being brutally slaughtered by a pagan, occupying power. Van Rijn appears to capture His agony at His lowest point, crying out to the Father "why have You abandoned me?!" But He knew. "It is done," and Creation wept, holding its breath.

And so we go on, persevering as best we can though we crucify Him daily with our own sin. To all the faithful, I wish you all a blessed Good Friday! To those who do not follow, we love you. Now look at the painting one more time: that's how much He loves you.

Posted by: M. Bibliophile at April 02, 2021 08:57 AM (9qvik)

89 Q: What day does an Easter egg hate the most?
A: Good Fry-day

Posted by: runner at April 02, 2021 08:57 AM (4LH9f)

90 Posted by: Moki at April 02, 2021 08:51 AM (+X9Vs)

Thank you...you are very sweet.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 02, 2021 08:58 AM (Q9lwr)

91 Q: What day does an Easter egg hate the most?
A: Good Fry-day
Posted by: runner at April 02, 2021 08:57 AM (4LH9f)


You have a day job, right?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 08:58 AM (Zz0t1)

92 My Latin sucks but:

Dies Passionis Domini - Day of the passion of our Lord.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 02, 2021 08:57 AM


So does mine, but that sounds about right.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 02, 2021 08:58 AM (16vTQ)

93 Could we do the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon with Jesus?
Bacon was in Footloose with John Lithgow, who was in a terrible move called Daddy's Home 2 with Mel Gibson, who directed Jim Caviezel portraying Jesus in the Passion of the Christ.

Posted by: brak at April 02, 2021 08:58 AM (cG+eD)

94 Now look at the painting one more time: that's how much He loves you.
Posted by: M. Bibliophile at April 02, 2021 08:57 AM (9qvik)

***

Very well stated

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at April 02, 2021 08:59 AM (flINI)

95 There is no one like Rembrandt. My nic online for many years and many places was Rembrandt_fan.

Posted by: troyriser at April 02, 2021 08:59 AM (BC3Yf)

96 A "Stations of the cross" for all Christians:

https://tinyurl.com/462kjh5d
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 02, 2021


***

Fen, you're not gonna believe this: I grew up in a heavily Catholic city only 2 blocks from a major cathedral, married a girl who was raised Catholic, and had many Catholic friends. Yet I never heard of the Stations of the Cross until I was well into my adult years. Maybe I'd heard the term used and didn't remember it. Heck, I didn't know what "catechism" consisted of until I got a look at Mrs. Wolfus No. 2's old catechism manual. Wow, what a lot to learn.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 02, 2021 09:00 AM (lSpWa)

97 82 Could we do the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon with Jesus? I am not familiar with Kevin Bacon but I am sure some of you morons could do it.
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report

I don't think bacon was allowed in Jerusalem.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth

One of the way archeologists can determine if an ancient city was held by the Israelites was the percentage of pig remains within all animal remains.

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at April 02, 2021 09:01 AM (lgiXo)

98 My favorite Good Friday hymn, "O Sacred Head Now Wounded" by the great J.S. Bach:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_OBbjAfVrI

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 02, 2021 09:01 AM (VP4Cd)

99 Jesus saves. Moses buys.. invests.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 02, 2021 09:01 AM (yQpMk)

100 Bacon was in Footloose with John Lithgow, who was in a terrible move called Daddy's Home 2 with Mel Gibson, who directed Jim Caviezel portraying Jesus in the Passion of the Christ.
Posted by: brak

Holy cow.

The Horde amazes me on a daily basis.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 02, 2021 09:01 AM (5e34N)

101 Could we do the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon with Jesus? I am not familiar with Kevin Bacon but I am sure some of you morons could do it.
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at April 02, 2021 08:36 AM


God created Bacon.

Interpret as you please.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 02, 2021 09:01 AM (16vTQ)

102 [100 Comment rule]

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 09:01 AM (Zz0t1)

103 This is an image so central to Western Civilization that we have forgotten how shocking the idea that someone who died the horrible death of a slave could be God, could be triumphing over his torturers. Imagine the reaction of Tiberius if someone had told him that by far the most important event in his reign was the death by Crucifixion of a street preacher in the backwater of Judea. Tiberius was pretty grim, but that would have made him laugh.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at April 02, 2021 09:02 AM (HabA/)

104 I'd say, 'would hang', but that doesn't feel right today, does it?

Posted by: Darrell Harris at April 02, 2021 09:02 AM (kHR10)

105 Needs more cowbell.......

https://youtu.be/2pkpsxEyi-k

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 09:02 AM (Zz0t1)

106 102 Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 09:01 AM (Zz0t1)

"This rule has been revised, and comments on topic no longer can be used to leverage the relaxation of comment guidelines,"

//Zhou Bai-Dan

Posted by: sven at April 02, 2021 09:02 AM (Lzpvj)

107 I believe I've read where the most agony of crucifixion lies not in the nails in the arms or hands but in the stress put on the diaphragm by hanging down causing the victim to never completely catch their breath. Usually with NO nails or support of the feet. That would lessen the effect as they could take some weight off their arms and allow them to breathe but it would make the agony last longer.

And eventually they stab the victim in the stomach or side this also affects the diaphragms function and the blood loss finally does them in.

The most used cross was an "X" shape. Easier to put up.

Posted by: jakee308 at April 02, 2021 09:03 AM (ZLL8y)

108 Now look at the painting one more time: that's how much He loves you.
Posted by: M. Bibliophile at April 02, 2021 08:57 AM (9qvik)

Well said.

Posted by: Roy at April 02, 2021 09:03 AM (Ti+Tv)

109 You have a day job, right?
Posted by: Sponge - S


*Looks at nic

Posted by: runner at April 02, 2021 09:03 AM (4LH9f)

110
Wow...what a suck-up.
Posted by: BignJames at April 02, 2021 08:52 AM (AwYPR)

She obviously never met CBD? LOL
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 02, 2021 08:54 AM (GPwVZ)

Pox on the two....nah. I can't do it. I like you two as well. Blessings and peace for you!!

And I have too met CBD. Intimidates the hell out of me.

Posted by: Moki at April 02, 2021 09:03 AM (+X9Vs)

111 102 [100 Comment rule]
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 09:01 AM (Zz0t1)

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Missed it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 02, 2021 09:03 AM (NWM+b)

112 =======

Missed it.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 02, 2021 09:03 AM (NWM+b)


Yeah, too many backspace keys to get it in on time.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 09:04 AM (Zz0t1)

113 Insomniac,
I was at a happy hour thing last night for conservatives. Many of the people who go are lawyers. I was talking to one lady and asked her if she was a lawyer too. Her response was "no, I'm human!" It was pretty funny...

Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at April 02, 2021 09:04 AM (UUBmN)

114 103 Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at April 02, 2021 09:02 AM (HabA/)

Tiberius and Augustus both had strange sense of humor, I so so love Augustus' admonition to exiles that "I assure you I can find an Island just your size!" was *always* hilarious in results.

I think Julia was put on an Island that was exactly 120 steps in any direction.

Posted by: sven at April 02, 2021 09:04 AM (Lzpvj)

115 Don't tell the leftists that crosses can be used for torture. They'll stop tearing them down and begin erecting them all over the damn place.

Posted by: Roy at April 02, 2021 09:05 AM (Ti+Tv)

116 Don't tell the leftists that crosses can be used for torture. They'll stop tearing them down and begin erecting them all over the damn place.
Posted by: Roy at April 02, 2021 09:05 AM (Ti+Tv)


And burning them when they're serious.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 09:05 AM (Zz0t1)

117 115 Don't tell the leftists that crosses can be used for torture. They'll stop tearing them down and begin erecting them all over the damn place.
Posted by: Roy at April 02, 2021 09:05 AM (Ti+Tv)

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The more audacious of them will start burning the crosses for the effect.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 02, 2021 09:05 AM (NWM+b)

118 Most all of the food laws of the Jews derive from the habits necessary to avoid disease from the animal or from how it was dressed or slain or stored.

Ham was problematic because of a parasite that could get passed to man.

Posted by: jakee308 at April 02, 2021 09:05 AM (ZLL8y)

119 I think Julia was put on an Island that was exactly 120 steps in any direction.
Posted by: sven at April 02, 2021 09:04 AM (Lzpvj)
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Wasn't quite that small, but you could walk across it in fifteen minutes.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at April 02, 2021 09:06 AM (WGara)

120
And burning them when they're serious.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 09:05 AM (Zz0t1)

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The more audacious of them will start burning the crosses for the effect.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 02, 2021 09:05 AM (NWM+b)


I consider this an honor to be on a similar wavelength.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 09:06 AM (Zz0t1)

121 Pox on the two....nah. I can't do it. I like you two as well. Blessings and peace for you!!

And I have too met CBD. Intimidates the hell out of me.

Posted by: Moki at April 02, 2021 09:03 AM (+X9Vs)

Love you too, Moki!...but don't take anything I say srsly.

Posted by: BignJames at April 02, 2021 09:06 AM (AwYPR)

122 Religious holiday Art Threads- where snarkasm and reverence call an awkward temporary truce for a couple of hours. I'm walking on eggshells here.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 02, 2021 09:06 AM (m45I2)

123 107 Posted by: jakee308 at April 02, 2021 09:03 AM (ZLL8y)

Quite, as alluded to upthread you eventually drown because the physical agitation put on your core eventually starts fluid build up since you are at an ever increasing oxygen deficit.

T shaped crucifixion was actually (perversely) thought of as a humane nod to an offender who had not earned ire and may have been a sarcastic mockery of in Roman eyes Christ's "exalted status."

If it was they chose poorly.

Posted by: sven at April 02, 2021 09:06 AM (Lzpvj)

124
94 Now look at the painting one more time: that's how much He loves you.
Posted by: M. Bibliophile at April 02, 2021 08:57 AM (9qvik)

Thiiiiiiiiiiis much!

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at April 02, 2021 09:07 AM (II3Gr)

125 120
I consider this an honor to be on a similar wavelength.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 09:06 AM (Zz0t1)

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You mean an honor for me, you backhanded compliment giver.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 02, 2021 09:07 AM (NWM+b)

126 Most all of the food laws of the Jews derive from
the habits necessary to avoid disease from the animal or from how it was
dressed or slain or stored.

Posted by: jakee308 at April 02, 2021 09:05 AM (ZLL8y)

No. That is a modern conceit to ascribe rational explanations to God's commandments.

Jews keep the laws of Kashrut because God told them to.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 02, 2021 09:07 AM (Q9lwr)

127 119 Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at April 02, 2021 09:06 AM (WGara)

It's been a while, I just recall reading about Augustus' punishments and exhortations and thinking "that is a man who knew how to troll."

Posted by: sven at April 02, 2021 09:08 AM (Lzpvj)

128 Biden says he is open to canceling $50k of student debt for everyone. So to all of you who paid your loans off in the past.....suckas!!!!

Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 02, 2021 09:08 AM (wyszq)

129 Yes, the brutality and agony is rendered with a hope for the future. This image is the highest standard. My trivial mind notes that 'INRI' shorthand is written out in Hebrew, Latin, and Aramaic (?).

Stark reminder.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 02, 2021 09:08 AM (MIKMs)

130 113 Insomniac,
I was at a happy hour thing last night for conservatives. Many of the people who go are lawyers. I was talking to one lady and asked her if she was a lawyer too. Her response was "no, I'm human!" It was pretty funny...
Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at April 02, 2021 09:04 AM (UUBmN)

Hysterical even.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at April 02, 2021 09:09 AM (II3Gr)

131 128 Biden says he is open to canceling $50k of student debt for everyone. So to all of you who paid your loans off in the past.....suckas!!!!
Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 02, 2021 09:08 AM (wyszq)

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Also those who refinanced.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 02, 2021 09:09 AM (NWM+b)

132 Thank you for featuring this CBD.

Posted by: ... at April 02, 2021 09:09 AM (jFozV)

133 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 02, 2021 09:00 AM (lSpWa)

Catholics who grew up in the '60's and '70's were poorly catechized It was the era of Sister Pantsuit and Fr. Groovy. When non-Catholic friends ask me about the terrible ruler-wielding nuns, I say "are you kidding me? The nuns played 'Jesus Christ Superstar' in religion class." I thought that was cool at the time, but now I realize what a shame - a church with a rich tradition, thinking the way to keep young people interested was not teaching them that tradition, but hanging up awful felt banners in churches. I too have a lot to learn - the Church itself didn't teach me.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at April 02, 2021 09:09 AM (HabA/)

134 I have to say I have never been aware of Rembrandt's middle name.

Harmenzoon.

Posted by: scottst at April 02, 2021 09:09 AM (/QQch)

135 My one family Good Friday story was when my Auntie Kay went out to visit our grandmother for the holiday. You've got to imagine a cold, bleak northern Alberta farm, spring not even begun yet. My aunt was so bored she began knitting, and my not-at-all religious grandma said to her, "Kay, we don't do that on Good Friday!" "So I sat and smoked," finished my aunt.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at April 02, 2021 09:09 AM (U77Tm)

136 130 Hysterical even.
Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at April 02, 2021 09:09 AM (II3Gr)

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Confirmed:

Insom is open to lawyer jokes. In fact, he finds them hysterical.

Let loose the jokes!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 02, 2021 09:10 AM (NWM+b)

137 Read a few sites on crucifixion but links are a hundred characters and didn't want to tiny them, but lots out there to see.

Posted by: Skip at April 02, 2021 09:10 AM (Cxk7w)

138 Hysterical even.
Posted by: Insomniac
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Aww, don't be sore...I'll let you make fun of me at the mome!

Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at April 02, 2021 09:10 AM (UUBmN)

139 Guess who else are the suckas in the student loan "cancelation". Anyone who pays taxes or works for a living.

Eh maybe all the people streaming over the border will pay for it.

Posted by: ... at April 02, 2021 09:11 AM (jFozV)

140 ========

You mean an honor for me, you backhanded compliment giver.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 02, 2021 09:07 AM (NWM+b)


The back of the hand is like two in the bush.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 09:11 AM (Zz0t1)

141 137 Read a few sites on crucifixion but links are a hundred characters and didn't want to tiny them, but lots out there to see.
Posted by: Skip at April 02, 2021 09:10 AM (Cxk7w)

Line forms on the left. One cross each.

Posted by: Roy at April 02, 2021 09:11 AM (Ti+Tv)

142 138 Hysterical even.
Posted by: Insomniac
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Aww, don't be sore...I'll let you make fun of me at the mome!
Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at April 02, 2021 09:10 AM (UUBmN)

Thppppppt!

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at April 02, 2021 09:11 AM (II3Gr)

143 Huh. Rembrandt was only part of Rembrandt's name. Who knew?

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at April 02, 2021 09:11 AM (lgiXo)

144 Jews keep the laws of Kashrut because God told them to.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 02, 2021 09:07 AM (Q9lwr)

Now...about those 10 commandments....

Posted by: BignJames at April 02, 2021 09:11 AM (AwYPR)

145 INRI = Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum (IIRR).

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at April 02, 2021 09:11 AM (WGara)

146
Catholics who grew up in the '60's and '70's were poorly catechized. It was the era of Sister Pantsuit and Fr. Groovy. . . .
Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at April 02, 2021


***

Mrs. Wolfus No. 2 was of that period, born in 1963.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 02, 2021 09:13 AM (lSpWa)

147 Huh. Rembrandt was only part of Rembrandt's name. Who knew?
Posted by: Northernlurker

I knew that!

Posted by: Cher at April 02, 2021 09:13 AM (5e34N)

148 Anyone else remember when the networks would be showing the epics over this weekend?

Posted by: IP at April 02, 2021 09:13 AM (pWrfh)

149 Thppppppt!
Posted by: Insomniac
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For the record, I consider you human.

Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at April 02, 2021 09:13 AM (UUBmN)

150 145 INRI = Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum (IIRR).
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at April 02, 2021 09:11 AM (WGara)

Sounds right. Maybe Nazarus is the genitive?

Posted by: Roy at April 02, 2021 09:13 AM (Ti+Tv)

151 Huh. Rembrandt was only part of Rembrandt's name. Who knew?
Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at April 02, 2021 09:11 AM (lgiXo)

****

I think his first name was Paolo

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at April 02, 2021 09:13 AM (flINI)

152 Two lawyers walk into a bar.....

Posted by: Just the Opening at April 02, 2021 09:13 AM (Zz0t1)

153 Now...about those 10 commandments....
Posted by: BignJames


And the biggie, #6.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 02, 2021 09:13 AM (OCTRt)

154 146
Catholics who grew up in the '60's and '70's were poorly catechized. It was the era of Sister Pantsuit and Fr. Groovy. . . .
Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at April 02, 2021

***

Mrs. Wolfus No. 2 was of that period, born in 1963.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 02, 2021 09:13 AM (lSpWa)

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My mom was born in 60 (all y'all be old), and she's extraordinarily well informed in the faith. Taught it for a while. I guess she might have been an exception.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 02, 2021 09:14 AM (NWM+b)

155 Huh. Rembrandt was only part of Rembrandt's name. Who knew?
Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at April 02, 2021 09:11 AM (lgiXo)


*raises hand*

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 09:14 AM (y7DUB)

156 I have to say I have never been aware of Rembrandt's middle name.

Harmenzoon.
Posted by: scottst at April 02, 2021 09:09 AM (/QQch)

I had forgotten. That is the most awesome middle name ever.

Posted by: troyriser at April 02, 2021 09:14 AM (BC3Yf)

157 ----
For the record, I consider you human.
Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at April 02, 2021 09:13 AM (UUBmN)


-ish.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 09:14 AM (Zz0t1)

158 156 I had forgotten. That is the most awesome middle name ever.
Posted by: troyriser at April 02, 2021 09:14 AM (BC3Yf)

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"Are you sure?"
-Austin Danger Powers

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 02, 2021 09:14 AM (NWM+b)

159 Essentially Biden (Kamala really) is paying off $50k that students used to buy beer, pot and a new car while in school.

Seriously, go to a dorm parking lot of any college and it is like a new car lot. These kids knew debt forgiveness was coming and acted accordingly.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 02, 2021 09:14 AM (wyszq)

160 149 Thppppppt!
Posted by: Insomniac
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For the record, I consider you human.
Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at April 02, 2021 09:13 AM (UUBmN)

Aw shucks

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at April 02, 2021 09:14 AM (II3Gr)

161 I had forgotten. That is the most awesome middle name ever.
Posted by: troyriser

Nah.

Posted by: Joe 'I shit my pants' Biden at April 02, 2021 09:14 AM (5e34N)

162 Biden says he is open to canceling $50k of student debt for everyone. So to all of you who paid your loans off in the past.....suckas!!!!
Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 02, 2021 09:08 AM (wyszq)
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I'm one dude and I am unimportant and I know it and therefore I also know that what I think doesn't factor in to anyone's policy.

But for me, this is the most corrosive thing that the state can do. There is nothing that makes me *less* motivated to achieve, to rise, to earn, to consume, to expand. There are few things out there that make me think, "that's it, then. There's no point. I don't care anymore. I can earn more or less, live better or worse, whatever. It's all the same because nothing I do matters anyway" but this is one of them.

I worked my balls off and lived like a pauper for *years* to get that millstone off of my neck. I deferred gratification, deferred consumption, did without and did so for a long time. I did it and it doesn't matter. If I had just been profligate, made bad decisions, accumulated more debt, worked less hard and lived more lavishly, what would be different? I'd be better off, not worse, for having made worse decisions. Fuck that and them.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 02, 2021 09:15 AM (Jsjd7)

163 Harmenzoon.
Posted by: scottst at April 02, 2021 09:09 AM (/QQch)

Good pick for your new pronoun.

Posted by: Roy at April 02, 2021 09:15 AM (Ti+Tv)

164 INRI = Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum (IIRR).
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at April 02, 2021 09:11 AM (WGara)

Sounds right. Maybe Nazarus is the genitive?
Posted by: Roy at April 02, 2021


***

"Nazarene" was the adjective, meaning "from Nazareth," so I'd guess that it'd be "nazarenus." My Latin dictionary agrees.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 02, 2021 09:16 AM (lSpWa)

165 Biden says he is open to canceling $50k of student debt for everyone. So to all of you who paid your loans off in the past.....suckas!!!!
Posted by: Joe XiDen

Why, it's almost as if our betters don't mind pissing off the hard-working, responsible class.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 02, 2021 09:16 AM (5e34N)

166 162 I worked my balls off and lived like a pauper for *years* to get that millstone off of my neck. I deferred gratification, deferred consumption, did without and did so for a long time. I did it and it doesn't matter. If I had just been profligate, made bad decisions, accumulated more debt, worked less hard and lived more lavishly, what would be different? I'd be better off, not worse, for having made worse decisions. Fuck that and them.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 02, 2021 09:15 AM (Jsjd7)

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If this happens, Dolley's gonna be fucking pissed. Royally pissed.

We refinanced a couple of times. We've sacrificed so much money and opportunity with our cash in order to pay off early.

And then the man she voted for president is going to shit all over that effort when we should have just kept the debts as they were originally and paid the minimum.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 02, 2021 09:16 AM (NWM+b)

167 Don't take Harmenzoon if allergic to Harmenzoon or any of it's ingredients as reactions may occur.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 09:16 AM (Zz0t1)

168 Catholics who grew up in the '60's and '70's were poorly catechized

**nods** I grew up Catholic, and except for the first few grades, it was all happy-clappy Vatican II garbage. The only reason I know anything about the faith is because my grandparents had the old Baltimore Cathechism as well as books on faith and reason and other solid works.

When I think of mortal sin, I still think of the milk bottle filled with black milk.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 02, 2021 09:16 AM (2JVJo)

169 TBH I forgot it was Easter this weekend, only figured it out when I realized stock markets are closed. Not watching TV to see all the retarded commercials and rarely going into stores to see the Easter displays.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 02, 2021 09:17 AM (wyszq)

170 Hmm. Did not know that was so modern.

I understand what you're saying tho. That is why the Jews obeyed those laws. I wasn't saying that THEY were doing it because of health reasons.

They do mostly seem to be derived from countering or removing exposure to the diseases of certain animals.

Posted by: jakee308 at April 02, 2021 09:17 AM (ZLL8y)

171 "Nazarene" was the adjective, meaning "from Nazareth," so I'd guess that it'd be "nazarenus." My Latin dictionary agrees.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 02, 2021 09:16 AM (lSpWa)

Latin class was decades ago, so I'll agree.

Posted by: Roy at April 02, 2021 09:17 AM (Ti+Tv)

172 Rock me nazarenus!

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at April 02, 2021 09:17 AM (II3Gr)

173 I posted student loan default stats recently. The whole loan forgiveness bidness reeks of reparations. You are going to pay , whether you like it or not citizens.

Posted by: runner at April 02, 2021 09:18 AM (4LH9f)

174 Rock me nazarenus!
Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at April 02, 2021


***

When I first heard of the band INXS, I thought it was an acronym like INRI.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 02, 2021 09:18 AM (lSpWa)

175 Swine aren't kosher, shelfish either... but locusts? Sure.

Posted by: IP at April 02, 2021 09:19 AM (pWrfh)

176 Make student loans dischargeable in bankruptcy and the whole house of cards comes crashing down. But the Bush administration made sure to prevent that.

Posted by: brak at April 02, 2021 09:19 AM (cG+eD)

177 I ran out of sticks for my poop popsicles, so I am using an ice tray.

Posted by: Proud Moderate at April 02, 2021 09:19 AM (cW/qd)

178 107 I believe I've read where the most agony of crucifixion lies not in the nails in the arms or hands but in the stress put on the diaphragm by hanging down causing the victim to never completely catch their breath. Usually with NO nails or support of the feet."

That's why the legs of the two criminals crucified next to Jesus have their legs broken. Once you couldn't push yourself up to breathe, you died pretty quickly.

Let's not forget birds pecking at your eyes that you could wave off.

It was considered the worst death because it was not only terribly painful, it was public As author Tom Holland said, you were a billboard advertising Rome's power and your own humiliation.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at April 02, 2021 09:20 AM (HabA/)

179 Why, it's almost as if our betters don't mind pissing off the hard-working, responsible class.
Posted by: Tonypete at April 02, 2021 09:16 AM (5e34N)


Not a slam at you, Tonypete, but - why should they mind? What are you going to do?

Stop working and let your family starve? Stop paying your bills and be thrown into (white man) jail? Stop paying your taxes and have your paycheck garnished?

Until you (the all-inclusive you) drag these bastards out of their offices and hang them, they'll do whatever they want because they know that no matter how "pissed off" you get, ultimately you won't do anything.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 02, 2021 09:20 AM (2JVJo)

180 Rock me nazarenus!

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at April 02, 2021 09:17 AM (II3Gr)

'rode in to Nazarenus, I was feelin' 'bout half past dead'...

Posted by: BignJames at April 02, 2021 09:20 AM (AwYPR)

181 Er war Superstar, er war popular
Er war so exaltiert, cause er hatte flair...

Posted by: runner at April 02, 2021 09:20 AM (4LH9f)

182 Dems reward their voters. Black farmers get money white farmers dont. Starbucks employees get $50k. Unions will get trillions via the GND. And so on.

Compare that with when the GOP is in power. Their voters get nada. Well except for a few crumbs from a tax cut that benefits their donor class.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 02, 2021 09:20 AM (wyszq)

183 Make student loans dischargeable in bankruptcy and the whole house of cards comes crashing down. But the Bush administration made sure to prevent that.
Posted by: brak at April 02, 2021 09:19 AM (cG+eD)
++++
Yes. The Bush 43 bankruptcy reform was cancerous. "But with standard rules, student loans will be at 25% interest!"

So what? So be it. There are two solutions to this: universities can get cheaper, or fewer people will go. Okay, fine. One or the other or both will happen.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 02, 2021 09:21 AM (Jsjd7)

184 Posted by: Proud Moderate at April 02, 2021 09:19 AM (cW/qd)


Even you might be able to see that your comment could wait until another thread.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 02, 2021 09:21 AM (45fpk)

185 177 Posted by: Proud Moderate at April 02, 2021 09:19 AM (cW/qd)

I agree retard, let's force the pols to open up the Congressional sex slush fund that hides their payouts.

I am certain no democrat is guilty of anything.

Posted by: sven at April 02, 2021 09:21 AM (Lzpvj)

186 Don't take Harmenzoon if allergic to Harmenzoon or any of it's ingredients as reactions may occur.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 09:16 AM (Zz0t1)

Harmenzoon may cause leaky bowel syndrome

Given that he was Dutch Rembrandt was one of the taller artist's.

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at April 02, 2021 09:21 AM (lgiXo)

187 Even as a kid I never understood celebrating such a horrible way to be punished and then to be buried alive afterwards.

Posted by: Justsayin' at April 02, 2021 09:21 AM (Fs5vw)

188 Hey! That guy is ripping off Rembrandt by using a name like the real guy's just like an actor going as John T. Voigt!! The painters' union should put the kibosh on this ASAP!

Posted by: andycanuck at April 02, 2021 09:21 AM (1yPl/)

189 The whole school debt thing?

Yeah that should somehow be laid on the schools who have large funds for support and who primarily gained from the school loans.

At a time when the cost of living was going up, the schools tuition were double and triple the rate. This is from paying professors exorbitant salaries and then having the classes actually taught by adjunct professors and grad students.

Somehow the schools should have to cover the forgiveness of those loans.

Posted by: jakee308 at April 02, 2021 09:22 AM (ZLL8y)

190 179

There are ways to keep working but not feeding the beast. I dont mean under the table stuff although that is also a good way to go if available. Play their game with their rules. The tax code is 30k pages long. Find something in there that works for you.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 02, 2021 09:22 AM (wyszq)

191 >>> Swine aren't kosher, shelfish either... but locusts? Sure.
Posted by: IP at April 02, 2021 09:19 AM (pWrfh)


50 gallons of honey / 1 locust is the optimal ratio

Posted by: John the Baptist at April 02, 2021 09:22 AM (Fq1gB)

192 Er war Superstar, er war popular
Er war so exaltiert, cause er hatte flair...

******

Kauf Burma Rasierschaum

Posted by: Muldoon at April 02, 2021 09:23 AM (m45I2)

193 I don't think that Jesus was alive when buried.

He was brought BACK to life on the 3rd day so he had to be dead for it to be the miracle that it was.

Posted by: jakee308 at April 02, 2021 09:23 AM (ZLL8y)

194 TCM is showing Ben-Hur tonight at 8, but that's it as far as epics go. I guess I will have to pull Jesus of Nazareth and The Ten Commandments off the shelf if I want to watch them this weekend.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 02, 2021 09:23 AM (2JVJo)

195 Did see ( from Ho maybe) that you should be happy fellow citizens will get out from a massive debt.

Forgot to mention putting us into one

Posted by: Skip at April 02, 2021 09:23 AM (Cxk7w)

196 Biden says he is open to canceling $50k of student debt for everyone. So to all of you who paid your loans off in the past.....suckas!!!!

Posted by: Joe XiDen


They will crap their pants when tax season rolls around.

Posted by: Infidel at werk at April 02, 2021 09:23 AM (/oG9s)

197 Get the government to pay for the operation to convert your Nazarenus into a Nangina.

Posted by: Roy at April 02, 2021 09:24 AM (Ti+Tv)

198 My mom was born in 60 (all y'all be old), and she's extraordinarily well informed in the faith. Taught it for a while. I guess she might have been an exception.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 02, 2021 09:14 AM (NWM+b)

I think much depends on the parish. Non-Catholicis don't realize how much variance you can get from parish to parish - some are still still ultra VII happy clappy social justice and others are much more traditional. Our parish and school went happy clappy in the '60's.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at April 02, 2021 09:24 AM (HabA/)

199 Spitballing here....how about no more scholarships for bullshit sports and spending tons of money on those sports. Does a college really need a synchronized gymnastics team?

Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 02, 2021 09:24 AM (wyszq)

200 194 TCM is showing Ben-Hur tonight at 8, but that's it as far as epics go. I guess I will have to pull Jesus of Nazareth and The Ten Commandments off the shelf if I want to watch them this weekend.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 02, 2021 09:23 AM (2JVJo)

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I'm guessing you didn't go to the Fathom Event for The Ten Commandments?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 02, 2021 09:24 AM (NWM+b)

201

They will crap their pants when tax season rolls around.
Posted by: Infidel at werk at April 02, 2021 09:23 AM (/oG9s)


I'm sure Biden will forgive that too........

Me? Yeah, they 1099'd the piss out of me for similar things and I'm STILL getting fucked by it.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 09:24 AM (Zz0t1)

202 195 Posted by: Skip at April 02, 2021 09:23 AM (Cxk7w)

Democrats hear the term "perverse incentives" and think it is a pron site.

Whatever, it is done I was stupid paying off my loans.

Posted by: sven at April 02, 2021 09:24 AM (Lzpvj)

203 Thanks for the painting, CBD.

Oddly enough, I couldn't find a decent representation of the original Passover when I looked.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at April 02, 2021 09:24 AM (2SdPm)

204 Kauf Burma Rasierschaum
Posted by: Muldoon

HAHAHAHAH!

Posted by: runner at April 02, 2021 09:25 AM (4LH9f)

205 then to be buried alive afterwards.
Posted by: Justsayin'
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Who was buried alive??? Jesus was dead when they entombed him.

Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at April 02, 2021 09:25 AM (UUBmN)

206 If I recall, in Jesus of Nazareth, they never showed his face. I remember my mom remarking on that every year.

Posted by: IP at April 02, 2021 09:25 AM (pWrfh)

207 196

They wont since Biden will make sure that is not taxable. Just like they made unemployment not taxable as part of the porkulus 2 bill.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 02, 2021 09:25 AM (wyszq)

208 The Redneck Ten Commandments
1.There is a God, you ain't Him; don't forget it.
2.Don't let nothing come between you and God; not your Bass Boat, not your Pick-Up Truck, not your golf clubs; not even your wife & kids.
3.Don't say nothing bad about God; don't use His name in a bad way.
4. Sunday is the Lord's Day, not your day. Saturday is your day.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 02, 2021 09:25 AM (OCTRt)

209 Spitballing here....how about no more scholarships for bullshit sports and spending tons of money on those sports. Does a college really need a synchronized gymnastics team?
Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 02, 2021 09:24 AM (wyszq)


Give me a step stool so I can kick you in the nuts.

Posted by: Mary Lou Retton at April 02, 2021 09:25 AM (Zz0t1)

210 TCM is showing Ben-Hur tonight at 8, but that's it as far as epics go. I guess I will have to pull Jesus of Nazareth and The Ten Commandments off the shelf if I want to watch them this weekend.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 02, 2021 09:23 AM (2JVJo)
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The recent film Risen, with Joe Fiennes, is also surprisingly good.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at April 02, 2021 09:26 AM (WGara)

211 Donna - thanks

sarc/

Posted by: Skip at April 02, 2021 09:26 AM (Cxk7w)

212 5. Always be good to yo' mama, and yo' daddy.
6.Don't kill nobody, even if they need killing. Leave that up to God.
7.Keep yo' pants zipped up when they ought to be zipped up.
8. Don't take nothing that ain't yours.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 02, 2021 09:27 AM (OCTRt)

213 I pulled my Harmenszoon out of my dirty red bandanna, and was playing soft while Bobby sang the blues.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 02, 2021 09:27 AM (m45I2)

214 My mom was born in 60 (all y'all be old), and she's extraordinarily well informed in the faith. Taught it for a while. I guess she might have been an exception.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 02, 2021 09:14 AM (NWM+b)
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Near as I can tell, you and your wife and younger than my children.

Whippersnapper.

Get off my lawn!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at April 02, 2021 09:27 AM (2SdPm)

215 210 The recent film Risen, with Joe Fiennes, is also surprisingly good.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at April 02, 2021 09:26 AM (WGara)

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#36 in my Netflix DVD queue. I'll see it soonish. 6 months or so, I guess.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 02, 2021 09:27 AM (NWM+b)

216 I always thought that the student loan money went straight to the school.

I know that's the way it was when I was of age and thinking about going with a loan.

Posted by: jakee308 at April 02, 2021 09:27 AM (ZLL8y)

217 What percentage of the crap coming through the White House or over Biden's signature has actually been run past President Dying Brain?

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at April 02, 2021 09:27 AM (lgiXo)

218 214 Near as I can tell, you and your wife and younger than my children.

Whippersnapper.

Get off my lawn!
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at April 02, 2021 09:27 AM (2SdPm)

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29 + 6 for me.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 02, 2021 09:27 AM (NWM+b)

219 194 TCM is showing Ben-Hur tonight at 8, but that's it as far as epics go. I guess I will have to pull Jesus of Nazareth and The Ten Commandments off the shelf if I want to watch them this weekend.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 02, 2021 09:23 AM (2JVJo)

I recall see The Robe every Easter as a kid. Great movie too.

Posted by: Roy at April 02, 2021 09:27 AM (Ti+Tv)

220 Spitballing here....how about no more scholarships for bullshit sports and spending tons of money on those sports. Does a college really need a synchronized gymnastics team?
Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 02, 2021 09:24 AM (wyszq)

Due away with all sports scholarships. Ya wanna play and get a college degree, pay for it like everyone else. Or go Pro right away or back to gang life. I don't give 2 fucks

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 02, 2021 09:27 AM (GPwVZ)

221 9.Don't lie, and don't be talking bad about people. Remember what your Grandmama use to say, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all."
10.Don't be eyeballing anything that belongs to your neighbor, or anybody else... 

Posted by: rickb223 at April 02, 2021 09:28 AM (OCTRt)

222 I think much depends on the parish. Non-Catholicis don't realize how much variance you can get from parish to parish - some are still still ultra VII happy clappy social justice and others are much more traditional. Our parish and school went happy clappy in the '60's.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at April 02, 2021


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This state literally has "parishes" instead of counties. I suspect that even into the '60s, churches here were still pretty old school.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 02, 2021 09:28 AM (lSpWa)

223 Few thoughts about student loans.

Like most things, including federal supported mortgage loans, easier credit boosts prices. FNMA and Freddie Mac and the FHA are just another side of the coin to the student loan issue.

Federally guaranteed loans means more people will buy the home or go to college. It also supports people that work in the home building and higher education. But, at the cost of raising prices due to demand. So both homes and college become more expensive. Coupled with that fact, Griggs v. Duke Power decision more or less required extrinsic credentials rather than direct experience and relevant job tests for many jobs. This has increased the demand for higher ed which also increased demand and prices.

Posted by: whig at April 02, 2021 09:28 AM (pO7gM)

224 I'm guessing you didn't go to the Fathom Event for The Ten Commandments?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 02, 2021 09:24 AM (NWM+b)


Nope. Woke up, looked out the window, realized I was too depressed to get up, so went back to sleep for the rest of the day.

Meh - it will probably come around again in a couple of years.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 02, 2021 09:28 AM (2JVJo)

225 What percentage of the crap coming through the White House or over Biden's signature has actually been run past President Dying Brain?
Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at April 02, 2021 09:27 AM (lgiXo)

0%

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 02, 2021 09:28 AM (GPwVZ)

226 =========

29 + 6 for me.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 02, 2021 09:27 AM (NWM+b)


Balls haven't even dropped yet.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 09:28 AM (Zz0t1)

227 Line breaks restrictions are killing us, boss.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 02, 2021 09:28 AM (OCTRt)

228 6.Don't kill nobody, even if they need killing. Leave that up to God.

That dog don't hunt in Texas

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at April 02, 2021 09:28 AM (II3Gr)

229 I always thought that the student loan money went straight to the school.

I know that's the way it was when I was of age and thinking about going with a loan.
Posted by: jakee308 at April 02, 2021 09:27 AM (ZLL8y)
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Went to college in the early aughts, and I had both kinds of loans. From one lender, they cut a check directly to the bursar. Another (three others, actually), they cut a check to me to pay the bursar or buy whatever else I wanted - money is money. I was surprised by the latter, but a majority of my lenders when in school did it that way. It struck me as a great way to launder money and it probably is. I think the lenders don't care because you can't discharge it in bankruptcy.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 02, 2021 09:29 AM (Jsjd7)

230 193 I don't think that Jesus was alive when buried.

He was brought BACK to life on the 3rd day so he had to be dead for it to be the miracle that it was.
Posted by: jakee308 at April 02, 2021 09:23 AM (ZLL8y)


Don't get me wrong, I think Jesus did give us personal salvation. I just don't think it was through this horrible event.

Posted by: Justsayin' at April 02, 2021 09:29 AM (Fs5vw)

231 196 infidel,
Forgiven loans are not taxable due to the Covid relief bill just passed until 2025 or so. Not sure it that only applies to student loans or all forgiving loans. Believe it is general relief.

Posted by: whig at April 02, 2021 09:29 AM (pO7gM)

232 Insom is open to lawyer jokes. In fact, he finds them hysterical.
Let loose the jokes!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 02, 2021 09:10 AM


Between the TxMoMe, and his recent sporting encounter with Lena and Trigglypuff, he's a new Insom.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 02, 2021 09:29 AM (DMUuz)

233 If I recall, in Jesus of Nazareth, they never showed his face. I remember my mom remarking on that every year.
Posted by: IP at April 02, 2021 09:25 AM (pWrfh)


Which one were you watching? The Zeffirelli one starred Robert Powell, and he was front and center.

You never see Jesus' face in Ben-Hur, though.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 02, 2021 09:30 AM (2JVJo)

234 224 Nope. Woke up, looked out the window, realized I was too depressed to get up, so went back to sleep for the rest of the day.

Meh - it will probably come around again in a couple of years.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 02, 2021 09:28 AM (2JVJo)

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That's too bad. I was getting excited about Fathom's partnership with TCM a couple of years ago, and then Second Junior got all born and stuff. Couldn't justify disappearing from the house for hours at a time anymore.

I saw They Shall Not Grow Old (in 3D!), and then nothing else.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 02, 2021 09:30 AM (NWM+b)

235 I stretch every day so I can eventually blow myself!

Posted by: Proud Moderate at April 02, 2021 09:30 AM (cW/qd)

236 Hey, TJM and I are the same age

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 02, 2021 09:30 AM (Jsjd7)

237 29 + 6 for me.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 02, 2021 09:27 AM (NWM+b)
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Well, that's a "yes."

Sigh.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at April 02, 2021 09:30 AM (2SdPm)

238 Between the TxMoMe, and his recent sporting encounter with Lena and Trigglypuff, he's a new Insom.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 02, 2021 09:29 AM (DMUuz)

Now with 100% more PTSD

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at April 02, 2021 09:30 AM (II3Gr)

239 236 Hey, TJM and I are the same age
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 02, 2021 09:30 AM (Jsjd7)

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There's someone else below 70 on this blog?!

Huzzah!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 02, 2021 09:31 AM (NWM+b)

240 Line breaks restrictions are killing us, boss.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 02, 2021 09:28 AM (OCTRt)

Complain to Ace. There is a real website ready to go. All he has to do is say, "YES!"

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 02, 2021 09:31 AM (Q9lwr)

241 Hah! Yeah that's right. The IRS considers any amount of a loan that you are forgiven is considered income and fully taxable.

These suckers who take the bailout are in for a nasty surprise when they get that letter from the IRS.

And I don't think you can amortize it over a few years. You're liable for the full tax for the year you received it.


hahahahahahhaha the Democrats always screw even the people they look like they're helping. Always.

Posted by: jakee308 at April 02, 2021 09:31 AM (ZLL8y)

242
Complain to Ace. There is a real website ready to go. All he has to do is say, "YES!"

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 02, 2021 09:31 AM (Q9lwr)


Wait.........WHAT??!?!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 09:31 AM (Zz0t1)

243 Don't get me wrong, I think Jesus did give us personal salvation. I just don't think it was through this horrible event.
Posted by: Justsayin
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What are you saying???

Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at April 02, 2021 09:32 AM (UUBmN)

244 Complain to Ace. There is a real website ready to go. All he has to do is say, "YES!"

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


I understand why. That troll was tiresome.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 02, 2021 09:32 AM (OCTRt)

245 ISIS crucified Yazidis and Christians when they took over towns in Syria and Iraq. So in talking about crucifixion, it's well to remember that ISIS victims were dying this horrible death just a few years ago, in the 21st century.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at April 02, 2021 09:32 AM (HabA/)

246 Why hasn't the troll been banned? It's not at all entertaining.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 09:32 AM (y7DUB)

247 The sun is bright this morning so I can see every hair coming off my dog as it comes off.

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at April 02, 2021 09:32 AM (lgiXo)

248 If I recall, in Jesus of Nazareth, they never showed his face. I remember my mom remarking on that every year.
Posted by: IP

Right. I believe it was thought, back in the day, that it wouldn't be proper to depict Jesus with any actual actor.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 02, 2021 09:32 AM (5e34N)

249 By the way, yesterday marks the anniversary of insomniac announcing he'd been hired.

Did we toss confetti or tell him, "congratulations, we're sorry to hear that?"

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at April 02, 2021 09:32 AM (2SdPm)

250 229, Joe, since 2010 in the Obamacare bill, all guaranteed student loans are now directly from the federal government.

Posted by: whig at April 02, 2021 09:32 AM (pO7gM)

251 You never see Jesus' face in Ben-Hur, though.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 02, 2021 09:30 AM (2JVJo)
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"Squint! Squint against the grandeur!"

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at April 02, 2021 09:32 AM (WGara)

252 Forgiven loans are not taxable due to the Covid relief bill just passed until 2025 or so. Not sure it that only applies to student loans or all forgiving loans. Believe it is general relief.

Posted by: whig

Well, isn't that special. So glad I'm a taxpayer.

Posted by: Infidel at werk at April 02, 2021 09:33 AM (/oG9s)

253 Everything is going to be free, bishes.


Posted by: Biden at April 02, 2021 09:33 AM (A/QC9)

254 There is a real website ready to go.

Facebook login for comments?

Posted by: IP at April 02, 2021 09:33 AM (pWrfh)

255 Wakes up
Scratches
Looks around
Dang. Says prayer of thanks.
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 02, 2021 09:33 AM (axyOa)

256 Joe, since 2010 in the Obamacare bill, all guaranteed student loans are now directly from the federal government.
Posted by: whig at April 02, 2021 09:32 AM (pO7gM)
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Yeah, I forgot about that. The world done changed. Some of my loans were Sallie Mae and they did the "we cut you a check and trust you to use it properly" method. I suspect they still do.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 02, 2021 09:33 AM (Jsjd7)

257 223

I agree on the home mortgage issue. Subsidizing loans makes homes more expensive. You save $100 a month in payment but the house costs $100 a month more over the course of 30 years. It is a wash for buyers but the home industry benefits. But even without Fannie or Freddie there would still be a demand for mortgages at reasonable rates and home prices. If prices appreciation was 10% a year for the past 50 years nobody would buy houses and prices would fall.


As far as college goes, prices never fall because the govt is always there to subsidize. And that is why it costs $30k a year to attend a mid level state U.

Or in another words everything the gift touches goes to shit.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 02, 2021 09:34 AM (wyszq)

258 That's too bad. I was getting excited about Fathom's partnership with TCM a couple of years ago, and then Second Junior got all born and stuff. Couldn't justify disappearing from the house for hours at a time anymore.

Well, also, I wasn't looking forward to spending 4 hours with a damned face diaper on, either. So unless this Branch Covidian idiocy goes away, I don't think I'll be seeing things on the big screen again.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 02, 2021 09:34 AM (2JVJo)

259 Uh oh, Ace discovered Babymetal

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 02, 2021 09:34 AM (KZzsI)

260 By the way, yesterday marks the anniversary of insomniac announcing he'd been hired.

But not the first anniversary, right?

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 09:34 AM (y7DUB)

261 Which one were you watching? The Zeffirelli one starred Robert Powell, and he was front and center."

In the Zeffirelli movie, Jesus says only words from the Gospel, there is no other dialog added to his part. But yeah, you can definitely see him.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at April 02, 2021 09:34 AM (HabA/)

262 There is a real website ready to go. All he has to do is say, "YES!"

Remember "new coke" ?
International Harvester going "Navstar"?

Posted by: Getting the banned back together at April 02, 2021 09:34 AM (RFOnE)

263 ISIS crucified Yazidis and Christians when they took over towns in Syria and Iraq. So in talking about crucifixion, it's well to remember that ISIS victims were dying this horrible death just a few years ago, in the 21st century.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at April 02, 2021 09:32 AM (HabA/)

An Obama EPA manager wanted to do some.

Posted by: BignJames at April 02, 2021 09:34 AM (AwYPR)

264 "Real" Website as in one that conforms to all the other websites of the net?

Complete with some sucky form of commenting? Unable to use nics as required? One of those hierachical comments where you can't keep track of the complete thread and others can jump in line by replying to someone?

THAT kind of website.

No thanks. Part of the charm here is the old fashioned straight line commenting. No frills no thrills.

This is just like when democrats move to a new place they want to change it into where they came from.

No Changes bitches!

Posted by: jakee308 at April 02, 2021 09:35 AM (ZLL8y)

265 Complain to Ace. There is a real website ready to go.


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But I don't want a real website, I want....this one here...

Posted by: runner at April 02, 2021 09:35 AM (4LH9f)

266 But I don't want a real website, I want....this one here...
Posted by: runner


Amen.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 02, 2021 09:35 AM (OCTRt)

267 But I don't want a real website, I want....this one here...

Agreed. It's aint much, but dammit, it's home.

Posted by: IP at April 02, 2021 09:36 AM (pWrfh)

268 And here's another reason that student loan stuff is so bonkers with regard to the level of trust: a lot of college students commit massive financial fraud all the time. What follows is anecdote, but if it is generally true as it was for me, then oh dear.

I was speaking with a classmate who was worried that she had racked up like $15k in credit card debt. Many others were in a similar boat. I asked them how that happened. I had one credit card and it had like a $750 limit. They asked me how I filled out the paperwork, and then we found the distinction. I was honest that I was a student earning next to nothing. They put down that they had high incomes, and got high credit limits (and a big capacity for serious trouble). They just lied about it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 02, 2021 09:36 AM (Jsjd7)

269 Jesus saves... Moses buys only on discount...but Gretsky scores on the rebound!

Posted by: Insomniac
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In my time, it was Esposito.

Posted by: From that time at April 02, 2021 09:36 AM (1VbWy)

270 The end around paying of student debt is payments to the higher education Leftist Seminary seems to me.

Posted by: Skip at April 02, 2021 09:36 AM (Cxk7w)

271 249 By the way, yesterday marks the anniversary of insomniac announcing he'd been hired.

Did we toss confetti or tell him, "congratulations, we're sorry to hear that?"
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at April 02, 2021 09:32 AM (2SdPm)

Way it's been going lately, the latter is far more appropriate.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at April 02, 2021 09:36 AM (II3Gr)

272 I refuse to move to a real website with real features that really work.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 02, 2021 09:37 AM (45fpk)

273 241 jakee308, Covid relief bill makes any student loan forgiveness tax free until 2026.
tinyurl.com/2tzvr9sb

Biden is probably going to do this and it might be difficult to challenge in court due to standing issues.

Taxpayers lawsuits generally do not have standing under an old court doctrine unless it involves a violation of the Bill of Rights.

Posted by: whig at April 02, 2021 09:37 AM (pO7gM)

274 But I don't want a real website, I want....this one here...
Posted by: runner


C'mon. We gotta at least SEE it......

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 09:37 AM (Zz0t1)

275 I always thought that the student loan money went straight to the school.
At mine the loan money when directly to the school, who deducted tuition and fees and expenses and disbursed the remainder to the student's bank account so they could pay their living expenses. "Disbursement day" was a big one at the bars that night.

Posted by: brak at April 02, 2021 09:37 AM (cG+eD)

276 But I don't want a real website, I want....this one here...

Posted by: runner at April 02, 2021 09:35 AM (4LH9f)

No real changes except a registration system so trolls will be a thing of the past.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 02, 2021 09:38 AM (Q9lwr)

277 As far as college goes, prices never fall because the govt is always there to subsidize. And that is why it costs $30k a year to attend a mid level state U.

Or in another words everything the gift touches goes to shit.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 02, 2021 09:34 AM (wyszq)
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There's a word for this: "inflation." Inflation happens when too much money chases too few goods. What is the government solution to most problems? They throw money at the problem. What happens when you throw a lot of money at a problem? Inflation.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 02, 2021 09:38 AM (Jsjd7)

278 Oh, I just thought of a great April Fool's Day prank.

All of us migrate to another site's message board for a day, dominate it completely as we do here, and then we vanish on April 2nd, never to show up again.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 02, 2021 09:38 AM (NWM+b)

279 No thanks on changes. I like it the way it is. Besides, this place is likely to be canceled from above in the very near future... If I owned it I wouldn't waste any effort on feature development even if it were feasible and desirable.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 02, 2021 09:38 AM (Uh2oA)

280
What are you saying???
Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at April 02, 2021 09:32 AM (UUBmN)


Weren't people being saved by Jesus prior to to his trip to Jerusalem?

Posted by: Justsayin' at April 02, 2021 09:38 AM (Fs5vw)

281 I'd lose my lurker status if I commented about the features of this website.

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at April 02, 2021 09:38 AM (lgiXo)

282 Time to go to work. Ugh.

Just got to keep telling myself, it's only until the end of the year.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 02, 2021 09:38 AM (2JVJo)

283 the comedy portion of the George Floyd trial has concluded

now they will broadcast the paid lying gov shills segment

Posted by: REDACTED at April 02, 2021 09:38 AM (6iURM)

284 282 Time to go to work. Ugh.

Just got to keep telling myself, it's only until the end of the year.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 02, 2021 09:38 AM (2JVJo)

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Then it's hookers and blow every day.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 02, 2021 09:39 AM (NWM+b)

285 Just got to keep telling myself, it's only until the end of the year.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

Then it's hookers and blow every day.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

What do pimps retire to?

Posted by: Tonypete at April 02, 2021 09:40 AM (5e34N)

286 CBD, do we get to keep pixy? Because, for all of her weird and arbitrary ways, I still think she's got a lot to offer.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at April 02, 2021 09:40 AM (2SdPm)

287 REGISTRATION ? Guys, they are going disqus or whatever the heck that's called!

Posted by: runner at April 02, 2021 09:40 AM (4LH9f)

288 All of us migrate to another site's message board for a day, dominate it completely as we do here, and then we vanish on April 2nd, never to show up again.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 02, 2021 09:38 AM (NWM+b)

That's like the most brilliant plan I have ever heard !!

Posted by: REDACTED at April 02, 2021 09:40 AM (6iURM)

289 Kauf Burma Rasierschaum
Posted by: Muldoon at April 02, 2021 09:23 AM


*golf clap*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 02, 2021 09:40 AM (16vTQ)

290 I'm old enough to remember the "Backup" AoSHQ for when this place crashed, sometimes for days...

Posted by: IP at April 02, 2021 09:40 AM (pWrfh)

291 If memory serves, Pixy's a dude.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 02, 2021 09:41 AM (Uh2oA)

292 What do pimps retire to?
Posted by: Tonypete at April 02, 2021 09:40 AM (5e34N)
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Congress.

Though, they may have too much class to sink that low.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at April 02, 2021 09:41 AM (2SdPm)

293 "Fedcoin" electronic "dollars" coming one day soon, folks. But if the Feds refuse to let you use your electronic pay-stick after abolishing cash, you can just start your own currency!

Posted by: andycanuck at April 02, 2021 09:41 AM (1yPl/)

294 You never see Jesus face in Ben Hurt
But think that tact would have made Signs better, never really seeing if the Alien was real or not

Posted by: Skip at April 02, 2021 09:41 AM (Cxk7w)

295 Don't get me wrong, I think Jesus did give us personal salvation. I just don't think it was through this horrible event.
Posted by: Justsayin

Those sins (past present and future) had to be "paid" for somehow.

And believing in Jesus is what makes you part of that forgiveness. Without the sacrifice there would be no forgiveness. For whatever reason "sins" must be paid for in some way. Either while alive or upon death. And that payment is eternal. That "horrible" event was what made that forgiveness possible. Jesus made that sacrifice for us to His Father. (the only person who could do so)

I may have some of that incorrect anyone with better knowledge and words feel free to correct.

Posted by: jakee308 at April 02, 2021 09:41 AM (ZLL8y)

296 291 If memory serves, Pixy's a dude.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 02, 2021 09:41 AM (Uh2oA)

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She does sound hideous.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 02, 2021 09:41 AM (NWM+b)

297 What do pimps retire to?

Posted by: Tonypete at April 02, 2021 09:40 AM (5e34N)

Time share management

Posted by: BignJames at April 02, 2021 09:41 AM (AwYPR)

298 287 REGISTRATION ? Guys, they are going disqus or whatever the heck that's called!
Posted by: runner at April 02, 2021 09:40 AM (4LH9f)

like here ?

lock and load

Posted by: REDACTED at April 02, 2021 09:41 AM (6iURM)

299 The recent film Risen, with Joe Fiennes, is also surprisingly good.
Agreed, along with The Passion of the Christ.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at April 02, 2021 09:41 AM (HaL55)

300 another fucked up thing about college is dorms today are like 5 star resorts. That shit has to be paid somehow.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 02, 2021 09:41 AM (wyszq)

301 Will we need Vax passports or is our word of honor good enough.

Posted by: IP at April 02, 2021 09:42 AM (pWrfh)

302 No thanks on changes. I like it the way it is.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 02, 2021 09:38 AM (Uh2oA)

It's easy for you to say that, but the massive amount of extra work that the cobloggers and moderators do to keep the blog going is a huge waste of time when there are easy ways to fix it.

When the commenters stop feeding the trolls and blowing margins, then maybe we will pay attention to your desires.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 02, 2021 09:42 AM (Q9lwr)

303 All of us migrate to another site's message board for a day, dominate it completely as we do here, and then we vanish on April 2nd, never to show up again.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 02, 2021 09:38 AM (NWM+b)
++++
We did that accidentally once. Someone posted a link to some insane feminist essay (IIRC). I read it and it was breathtaking. I reposted it to share the hilarity. The article - which had been up for a year or so - went from a few comments to *hundreds* of Horde comments in the space of a few hours, then went back to splendid dormancy. Had to be weird for the author.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 02, 2021 09:42 AM (Jsjd7)

304 What do pimps retire to?

Head of the RNC

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 02, 2021 09:42 AM (2JVJo)

305 Good morning!

Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 02, 2021 09:42 AM (u82oZ)

306 another fucked up thing about college is dorms today are like 5 star resorts. That shit has to be paid somehow.
Posted by: Joe XiDen

Rock climbing walls, coffee bars, etc., etc.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 02, 2021 09:42 AM (5e34N)

307 I recommend this song for people who want to know what Babymetal is

https://youtu.be/GvD3CHA48pA

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 02, 2021 09:42 AM (KZzsI)

308 243 Don't get me wrong, I think Jesus did give us personal salvation. I just don't think it was through this horrible event.
Posted by: Justsayin

With all due respect, you're kind of missing the central point of Christianity.

There were early believers who balked at the idea that Jesus had actually died on the cross, because it was just too horrible and shameful. They too, missed the point.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at April 02, 2021 09:43 AM (HabA/)

309 257 Joe Xiden,
Also true on medical expenses, Medicare and Medicaid have inflated the general costs of health care.

Like the law of supply and demand, subsidizing consumers on something means you get more of it and it is more expensive because more people are chasing after the same good.

Due in part to Keynes, the general government mood has been inflation is much better than deflation. This is in direct contradiction to Sec. of Treasury Mellon's argument during the 1920-21 recession that deflation chases the rottenness out of the system and better a short sharp shock that resets values and purges bad debts than inflating it away. That more or less bakes in deflation as a way of doing that.

But, since the 1930's, governments have more or less agreed with Keynes and have inflated away.

Posted by: whig at April 02, 2021 09:43 AM (pO7gM)

310 so now we are going to have an AOS passport ?

Posted by: REDACTED at April 02, 2021 09:43 AM (6iURM)

311 When the commenters stop feeding the trolls and blowing margins, then maybe we will pay attention to your desires.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 02, 2021 09:42 AM (Q9lwr)


Oh, now you're just taunting us.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 02, 2021 09:44 AM (45fpk)

312 I've heard that the palm vs wrist answer may actually be "both". The nail is hammered diagonally through the middle of the palm so that it emerges from the wrist on the dorsal part of the arm. This aligns with some major nerves for extra pain, provides greater mechanical support, and prevents a quick exsanguination.

Posted by: leoncaruthers at April 02, 2021 09:44 AM (UfRqq)

313 [The other] Esposito saves but Jesus scores on the rebound!

Posted by: andycanuck at April 02, 2021 09:44 AM (1yPl/)

314 Did somebody say Deflation?

Posted by: Jimmy Carter at April 02, 2021 09:44 AM (pWrfh)

Posted by: IP at April 02, 2021 09:44 AM (pWrfh)

316 314 Did somebody say Deflation?
Posted by: Jimmy Carter at April 02, 2021 09:44 AM (pWrfh)

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"Bob Dole did not. Bob Dole said the opposite."
-Bob Dole

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 02, 2021 09:44 AM (NWM+b)

317 Did somebody say Deflation?
Posted by: Jimmy Carter

Jimmah, ask Amy what she thinks of it.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 02, 2021 09:45 AM (5e34N)

318 No thanks. Part of the charm here is the old fashioned straight line commenting. No frills no thrills.
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THIS.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 02, 2021 09:45 AM (MIKMs)

319 I recommend this song for people who want to know what Babymetal is

https://youtu.be/GvD3CHA48pA
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 02, 2021 09:42 AM (KZzsI)


I don't know whether to laugh or cry at that.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 09:45 AM (Zz0t1)

320 Deflation worked for me, just sayin.

Posted by: Tom Brady at April 02, 2021 09:45 AM (pWrfh)

321 Complain to Ace. There is a real website ready to go. All he has to do is say, "YES!"

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 02, 2021 09:31 AM


NOOOOOO!!!!11!!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 02, 2021 09:45 AM (16vTQ)

322
Rock climbing walls, coffee bars, etc., etc.
Posted by: Tonypete at April 02, 2021 09:42 AM (5e34N)


Multi-million dollar tenured professor salaries......

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 09:46 AM (Zz0t1)

323 Very nice painting. Would hang. But Jesus was a builder, and he would be more buff than this. And it does not show all the scourging.

I aver that Christianity, esp. Muscular Christianity, and the ethos behind it make for a good civilization. Much better than other bases like Islam and Nihilism.

Thank you, CBD. Worth waking up for this.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 02, 2021 09:46 AM (u82oZ)

324 There were early believers who balked at the idea that Jesus had actually died on the cross, because it was just too horrible and shameful. They too, missed the point.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at April 02, 2021 09:43 AM (HabA/)


IIRC, one of the earliest anti-Christian graffitos is that of a man in front of a cross, looking up at a crucified man with the head of a donkey. The caption is "Lucernus adoring his god."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 02, 2021 09:46 AM (2JVJo)

325 318 No thanks. Part of the charm here is the old fashioned straight line commenting. No frills no thrills.
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you'll pump your own gas and you'll like it, chump

Posted by: ENCO at April 02, 2021 09:46 AM (6iURM)

326 i just wanted to say on the record that Ace is on fire....LOVE the passion...and HE IS RISEN...rejoice morons

Posted by: yoyoguy at April 02, 2021 09:46 AM (P7aLi)

327 Pimps retire to The Villages, just like everybody else.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at April 02, 2021 09:46 AM (Bmy3R)

328 When the commenters stop feeding the trolls and blowing margins, then maybe we will pay attention to your desires.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 02, 2021 09:42 AM


What kinda bullshit is this?!

Posted by: The margins at April 02, 2021 09:47 AM (16vTQ)

329 No frills no thrills.

Gif ability would be... um... interesting.

Posted by: IP at April 02, 2021 09:47 AM (pWrfh)

330
But, since the 1930's, governments have more or less agreed with Keynes and have inflated away.
Posted by: whig at April 02, 2021 09:43 AM (pO7gM)
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Though even Keynes didn't believe his ideas would work when coupled with massive structural debt.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at April 02, 2021 09:47 AM (WGara)

331 I saw The Passion of the Christ in the the theater. It was stunning, but I don't think I can ever watch it again. I literally wept.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 02, 2021 09:48 AM (yQpMk)

332 Multi-million dollar tenured professor salaries......
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Moreso the multi-million taxpayer funded retirements.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 02, 2021 09:48 AM (MIKMs)

333 For those interested, administrative and overhead costs now exceed direct instructional costs (ie professors), the changeover happened during Obama's 2nd term.

Most of the deluxe student accommodations come as colleges actively compete on offering lifestyles to attract the 18-22 year old students. Most of these additions were paid for by issuing bonds and thus money is needed to service debts. An professor has put together financial measures for colleges as to which will survive and which will not based on debt, projected enrollments, and competition with other schools. Link at https://money.com/colleges-close-coronavirus-finances/

Posted by: whig at April 02, 2021 09:48 AM (pO7gM)

334 329 No frills no thrills.

Gif ability would be... um... interesting.
Posted by: IP at April 02, 2021 09:47 AM (pWrfh)

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Registration would probably be a good idea, but I'd love gif support.

Just this set up, but the ability to insert a gif or picture within the comment.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 02, 2021 09:48 AM (NWM+b)

335 The comedy portion of the George Floyd trial has concluded

now they will broadcast the paid lying gov shills segment
Posted by: REDACTED at April 02, 2021 09:38 AM (6iURM)

May as well start stockpiling bricks and kindling. The cities will burn regardless of the outcome.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 02, 2021 09:48 AM (axyOa)

336 i just wanted to say on the record that Ace is on fire....LOVE the passion...and HE IS RISEN...rejoice morons
Posted by: yoyoguy at April 02, 2021 09:46 AM (P7aLi)


Whatever.

Ace doesn't wake up till 12 or 12:30.....

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 09:48 AM (Zz0t1)

337 Trolls are a problem.

Posted by: runner at April 02, 2021 09:49 AM (4LH9f)

338 Gif ability would be... um... interesting.
Posted by: IP at April 02, 2021 09:47 AM (pWrfh)
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Now that's a bit of an understatement.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at April 02, 2021 09:49 AM (2SdPm)

339 337 Trolls are a problem.
Posted by: runner at April 02, 2021 09:49 AM (4LH9f)

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I've never denied this charge, by the way.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 02, 2021 09:49 AM (NWM+b)

340 Complain to Ace. There is a real website ready to go. All he has to do is say, "YES!"

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 02, 2021 09:31 AM



[ you ] should talk him into it.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 02, 2021 09:49 AM (yQpMk)

341 Sorry, the Morning Art Thread is for VIP Premium Platinum members only.

[CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP]

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 02, 2021 09:49 AM (CiO2O)

342
Registration would probably be a good idea, but I'd love gif support.

Just this set up, but the ability to insert a gif or picture within the comment.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 02, 2021 09:48 AM (NWM+b)


Every thread would be NSFW.......

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 09:49 AM (Zz0t1)

343
And believing in Jesus is what makes you part of that forgiveness. Without the sacrifice there would be no forgiveness. For whatever reason "sins" must be paid for in some way. Either while alive or upon death. And that payment is eternal. That "horrible" event was what made that forgiveness possible. Jesus made that sacrifice for us to His Father. (the only person who could do so)

I may have some of that incorrect anyone with better knowledge and words feel free to correct.
Posted by: jakee308 at April 02, 2021 09:41 AM (ZLL8y


So I guess Jews practicing the Jewish religion aren't forgiven. They're permanently fucked and all going to hell.

I just don't fathom God's plan for us working that way.

Posted by: Justsayin' at April 02, 2021 09:49 AM (Fs5vw)

344 342 Every thread would be NSFW.......
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 09:49 AM (Zz0t1)

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They already are, to be fair.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 02, 2021 09:50 AM (NWM+b)

345 Trolls are a problem.

You're telling us?

Posted by: Billy Goat Local 101 at April 02, 2021 09:50 AM (pWrfh)

346 Gif support would lead to all sorts of shit posted by trolls. Including the illegal stuff. You dont want the headaches Ace.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 02, 2021 09:50 AM (wyszq)

347 330 Captain Obvious, yes and Keynes argued that governments should run surpluses to reduce inflation during the good times.

Politicians, though, only cared about the first part because the the economic victims of inflation are harder to determine than economic victims of a downturn.

Posted by: whig at April 02, 2021 09:50 AM (pO7gM)

348 Registration would probably be a good idea, but I'd love gif support.

Just this set up, but the ability to insert a gif or picture within the comment.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 02, 2021 09:48 AM (NWM+b)


Except you'd be accidentally linking to prOn sites again.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 02, 2021 09:50 AM (2JVJo)

349 Today is my last day at work. I gotta go to the office in a few minutes and clean it out. I'll turn in my phone, badge, and keys next week sometime.


FREEDOMMMMMMMM!

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 02, 2021 09:50 AM (yQpMk)

350 304 What do pimps retire to?


to the beds of Pimpernels

Posted by: ENCO at April 02, 2021 09:50 AM (6iURM)

351 I saw The Passion of the Christ in the the theater.
It was stunning, but I don't think I can ever watch it again. I
literally wept.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 02, 2021 09:48 AM (yQpMk)


My kids know what I can and can't handle. They told me No on this.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 02, 2021 09:51 AM (45fpk)

352 Jews are grandfathered in into the forgiveness scheme.

Posted by: runner at April 02, 2021 09:51 AM (4LH9f)

353 TCM is showing Ben-Hur tonight at 8, but that's it as far as epics go. I guess I will have to pull Jesus of Nazareth and The Ten Commandments off the shelf if I want to watch them this weekend.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 02, 2021 09:23 AM (2JVJo)


For your Easter week dose of blasphemy, there's
"Resurrection" (200 currently streaming.

If one of those "Seven" rip-off movies, staring and written by the Highlander guy and directed by the Highlander director. The what the hell premise is that there's a serial killer chopping limbs, heads, torsos off people with apostle's names and professions with the goal of building Jesus a body so He can come back.
Yes, it's as stupid as it sounds. The whole point of the movie is to show the mutilated, chopped up, gory, dog's breakfast of Jesus on the Cross to give you stoooopid Christians a kick to the nuts or for the ladies, a cunt punt.

So, no Our Betters won't show Easter related movies but they will make this piece of crap available for streaming.

Watch if you wish, but it's just a lousy movie. Poorly made aside from the blasphemy.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 02, 2021 09:51 AM (dWwl8)

354 Good Friday seems like a strange name!
Posted by: rhennigantx

Not like Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

Posted by: JT at April 02, 2021 09:51 AM (arJlL)

355 =========

They already are, to be fair.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 02, 2021 09:50 AM (NWM+b)


Well, visible only if you click the links....

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 09:51 AM (Zz0t1)

356
341 Sorry, the Morning Art Thread is for VIP Premium Platinum members only.

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Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 02, 2021 09:49 AM (CiO2O)

TODAY'S DEAL - 300 ACE POINTS FOR ONLY $2.99!

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at April 02, 2021 09:51 AM (II3Gr)

357 Today is my last day at work. I gotta go to the office in a few minutes and clean it out. I'll turn in my phone, badge, and keys next week sometime.


FREEDOMMMMMMMM!

Posted by: G'rump928(c)


Congratulations, sir!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Serving all Americans, even the Neanderthals. at April 02, 2021 09:51 AM (SchxB)

358 That's Not the real BABYMETAL.

That's the hyped up one after they got criticized for being a bit too POP for calling themselves metal.

look for :

Gimme Choko
Metsigune
Doki Doki Morning

Those were the early hits.

Posted by: jakee308 at April 02, 2021 09:51 AM (ZLL8y)

359 Except you'd be accidentally linking to prOn sites again.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 02, 2021 09:50 AM (2JVJo)

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I was getting those gifs from the Blu-ray.com forum. Where they got those gifs from I couldn't speak to.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 02, 2021 09:52 AM (NWM+b)

360 My kids know what I can and can't handle. They told me No on this.
Posted by: grammie winger at April 02, 2021 09:51 AM (45fpk)
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Brilliant film.

But yeah, hard to take.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at April 02, 2021 09:52 AM (2SdPm)

361 331 I saw The Passion of the Christ in the the theater. It was stunning, but I don't think I can ever watch it again. I literally wept.
Posted by: G'rump928(c)


Me too.

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 02, 2021 09:52 AM (W2Pud)

362 I can't tell the trolls from the socks

Posted by: ENCO at April 02, 2021 09:52 AM (6iURM)

363 324 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 02, 2021 09:46 AM (2JVJo)

Divine sacrifice is a weird thing in religions.

Nordic Paganism has Odin deciding on a lark to hang himself for 9 days for wisdom, of course less advertised and an early example of "cuck" is Uller screwing Frigga while he was gone and Odin shrugging over it.

Which is not very NORSE, but hey they are the Aesir how the hell can I understand what is going on?

Posted by: sven at April 02, 2021 09:52 AM (Lzpvj)

364 I recommend this song for people who want to know what Babymetal is

https://youtu.be/GvD3CHA48pA
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 02, 2021 09:42 AM

O_o

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 02, 2021 09:52 AM (16vTQ)

365 Just this set up, but the ability to insert a gif or picture within the comment.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison


Talk about blowing margins....

Posted by: rickb223 at April 02, 2021 09:52 AM (OCTRt)

366
I saw The Passion of the Christ in the the theater. It was stunning,
but I don't think I can ever watch it again. I literally wept.


I got close. It's a pretty powerful flick, as befits the most important man who ever lived. Risen is also very good as it explores the reaction of someone who may have been there to see that miracle first hand.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at April 02, 2021 09:52 AM (HaL55)

367 Damn it! That's twice in two dayss.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 02, 2021 09:52 AM (16vTQ)

368 Complain to Ace. There is a real website ready to go. All he has to do is say, "YES!"

***

Quaint But Lovable - a limerick

The blog owner has made some demands
A reformatted forum is planned
Though you might change the locks
You can't have my gray box
Until you pry it from my cold dead hands!

Posted by: Muldoon at April 02, 2021 09:53 AM (m45I2)

369 Just this set up, but the ability to insert a gif or picture within the comment.
=====

Just use your words, sweetie. I know you can . . .

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 02, 2021 09:53 AM (MIKMs)

370 And apparently I can't type, either.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 02, 2021 09:53 AM (16vTQ)

371 It was stunning, but I don't think I can ever watch it again. I
literally wept.

Posted by: G'rump928(c)

Agreed. I was a mess.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 02, 2021 09:53 AM (5e34N)

372 Damn it! That's twice in two dayss.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 02, 2021 09:52 AM (16vTQ)


Lucky bastard......

Posted by: The Barrel at April 02, 2021 09:53 AM (Zz0t1)

373 But I don't want a real website, I want....this one here...
Posted by: runner at April 02, 2021 09:35 AM (4LH9f)

But I don't want to go on the cart...

I'm not dead yet!

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at April 02, 2021 09:53 AM (BgMrQ)

374 I remember when we showed The Passion on free movie night at the University I worked at. The response of the audience was very interesting.

Posted by: kraken at April 02, 2021 09:54 AM (6Je/Q)

375 The recent film Risen, with Joe Fiennes, is also surprisingly good.
Agreed, along with The Passion of the Christ.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at April 02, 2021 09:41 AM (HaL55)


Both are very good, and would make an appropriate double feature.

I read where Mel Gibson is currently at work on the follow up to the Passion.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 02, 2021 09:54 AM (dWwl8)

376 Posted by: Muldoon at April 02, 2021 09:53 AM (m45I2)

Minx 0.7 Alpha Approved.

Posted by: 4 at April 02, 2021 09:54 AM (KnJdm)

377 Of course, the GOP will do the stupid thing and oppose this with some "moral" bullshit right up until the Dems push it through, where a couple token Republicans will switch sides.

If there's going to be student loan forgiveness, then tie it to some sort of cost for the borrower. My proposal is that you can have your debt halved, and capped at $60k, but you lose the ability to take the Standard Deduction for the next twenty years.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at April 02, 2021 09:54 AM (jOcSX)

378 GIFs? This place would look like MySpace

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 02, 2021 09:54 AM (CiO2O)

379 Posted by: Justsayin' at April 02, 2021 09:49 AM (Fs5vw)


The Jews are God's Chosen People. They already have an "IN".

The main purpose of Jesus was to get that "IN" for forgiveness to the Gentiles or unbelievers as they were called.

Posted by: jakee308 at April 02, 2021 09:55 AM (ZLL8y)

380 I'm not dead yet!

Just repressed.

Posted by: IP at April 02, 2021 09:55 AM (pWrfh)

381 I just don't fathom God's plan for us working that way.

Posted by: Justsayin' at April 02, 2021 09:49 AM (Fs5vw)


Jesus agonized in the Garden, to the point of where His sweat appeared to be blood. He begged God the Father, "If there is ANY other way, please let this cup pass Me by." If there were another way, Jesus would not have needed to die. But there wasn't. So He did.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 02, 2021 09:55 AM (45fpk)

382 353 TCM is showing Ben-Hur tonight at 8, but that's it as far as epics go. I guess I will have to pull Jesus of Nazareth and The Ten Commandments off the shelf if I want to watch them this weekend.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 02, 2021 09:23 AM (2JVJo)


TCM is having a Sidney Poitier marathon this weekend

I mean, it is God's weekend, aint it ??

Posted by: ENCO at April 02, 2021 09:55 AM (6iURM)

383 TCM is showing Ben-Hur tonight at 8, but that's it as far as epics go. I guess I will have to pull Jesus of Nazareth and The Ten Commandments off the shelf if I want to watch them this weekend.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 02, 2021 09:23 AM (2JVJo)


By next year, Christian movies will probably be off the menu entirely. My favourite sandal epic is 'Quo Vadis', but we watched that just 2 weeks ago, so maybe I'll pull out the dvd of 'The Ten Commandments' for this weekend's viewing.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at April 02, 2021 09:55 AM (U77Tm)

384 352 Jews are grandfathered in into the forgiveness scheme.
Posted by: runner at April 02, 2021 09:51 AM (4LH9f)


LOL. Sort of like being a democrat then.

Posted by: Justsayin' at April 02, 2021 09:55 AM (Fs5vw)

385 GIFs? This place would look like MySpace
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 02, 2021 09:54 AM (CiO2O)


Well, maybe we SHOULD make that happen.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 09:55 AM (Zz0t1)

386 So, no Our Betters won't show Easter related movies but they will make this piece of crap available for streaming.

I can't even bother to get worked up over crap like that. I suppose I should, but I can't.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 02, 2021 09:56 AM (2JVJo)

387 Damn it! That's twice in two dayss.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 02, 2021 09:52 AM (16vTQ)

Lucky bastard......
Posted by: The Barrel at April 02, 2021 09:53 AM


*taunts Happy Fun Barrel*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 02, 2021 09:56 AM (16vTQ)

388 Everyone have a blessed Easter and a good weekend, I'm out for the day.

Peace,

Posted by: IP at April 02, 2021 09:57 AM (pWrfh)

389 Those were the early hits.

Road to Resistance and The One are both great, more epic sounding songs.

They're not hard rock, they're something different and unlike 99% of the world right now, they make me smile. Cute girls not acting like whores singing and great music behind them, and its just cheering and makes me happy.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 02, 2021 09:57 AM (KZzsI)

390 Jewish status in eschatology... a topic I avoid on this smart military blog..

Posted by: kraken at April 02, 2021 09:57 AM (6Je/Q)

391 FREEDOMMMMMMMM! Posted by: G'rump928(c)

*****

Congrats Grump

The First Day of the Rest of Your Life - a limerick

Congrats! Thirty years! Bump a fist!
Retirement!! You'll soon get the gist
But let me share a warning
First thing Monday morning
She'll hand you your Honey-Do list!

Posted by: Muldoon at April 02, 2021 09:57 AM (m45I2)

392 G'rump good luck and as suggested before stay busy somehow.

Posted by: Skip at April 02, 2021 09:58 AM (Cxk7w)

393 391 The First Day of the Rest of Your Life - a limerick

Congrats! Thirty years! Bump a fist!
Retirement!! You'll soon get the gist
But let me share a warning
First thing Monday morning
She'll hand you your Honey-Do list!
Posted by: Muldoon at April 02, 2021 09:57 AM (m45I2)

========

A follow up could be a titled: "Late in Life Divorce"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 02, 2021 09:58 AM (NWM+b)

394 I am on 90 days of terminal leave from the army. It is nice collecting a paycheck for nuthin.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 02, 2021 09:58 AM (CiO2O)

395 Shooter in Orange County identified; Aminadab Gaxiola Gonzalez.

The media is probably happy with the first name, as it is Biblical and thus from Bible thumpers. The middle and last names, probably not so much as they are both Spanish. Narrative status = blown.

Posted by: Cthillary, dead but dreaming at April 02, 2021 09:58 AM (FWn1L)

396 Posted by: Justsayin' at April 02, 2021 09:49 AM (Fs5vw)

God made a covenant with the Jews. That original covenant still stands because God doesn't go back on his promises. Christ's death and resurrection brings the rest of us into the covenant, so we're included in salvation as well.

There are lots of theologians on YouTube who expound this better than I or anybody else can in the comments section of a blog. I like Bishop Barron but if you prefer a non-Catholic, N.T. Wright is also good. I'm sure other people here have other suggestions.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at April 02, 2021 09:58 AM (HabA/)

397
394 I am on 90 days of terminal leave from the army. It is nice collecting a paycheck for nuthin.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 02, 2021 09:58 AM (CiO2O)

Are there Chicks for Free, too?

Posted by: kraken at April 02, 2021 09:58 AM (6Je/Q)

398 I am on 90 days of terminal leave from the army. It is nice collecting a paycheck for nuthin.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 02, 2021 09:58 AM (CiO2O)

Are there Chicks for Free, too?
Posted by: kraken at April 02, 2021 09:58 AM


That's the way you do it.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 02, 2021 09:59 AM (16vTQ)

399 Ben Hur does have the best 15 minutes of cinematography ever made.

Posted by: Skip at April 02, 2021 09:59 AM (Cxk7w)

400 Oh Sacred Head, now wounded
With grief and shame weighed down
Now scornfully surrounded
With thorns Thine only crown --
How art Thou pale with anguish?
With sore abuse and scorn?
How does that visage languish
Which once was bright as morn?

Posted by: Emmie, chopped gizzard at April 02, 2021 09:59 AM (ofYez)

401 Can we make it so the site plays "Cat Scratch Fever" at full volume mute override everytime I post?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 02, 2021 09:59 AM (CiO2O)

402 TCM is having a Sidney Poitier marathon this weekend

I mean, it is God's weekend, aint it ??
Posted by: ENCO at April 02, 2021 09:55 AM (6iURM)
-----------
They call me MR. Simon of Cyrene!

Posted by: zmdavid at April 02, 2021 09:59 AM (xqRaG)

403 Let
's g
o w
ith
Zer
oHe
dge
for
mat!

Posted by: andycanuck at April 02, 2021 10:00 AM (1yPl/)

404 I just don't fathom God's plan for us working that way.

I have found in the past that the parts that I struggle with most in Christianity are the ones I most benefit from studying and reading the Bible about. There would be something really wrong with the faith if it made perfect sense and fit exactly what we want.

I mean, if its true and is part of something bigger and greater than us, by an all-powerful, all-knowing God, its necessarily going to have places our limited understanding and sinful hearts balk at or cannot quite grasp.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 02, 2021 10:00 AM (KZzsI)

405 Jesus agonized in the Garden, to the point of where His sweat appeared to be blood. He begged God the Father, "If there is ANY other way, please let this cup pass Me by." If there were another way, Jesus would not have needed to die. But there wasn't. So He did.
Posted by: grammie winger at April 02, 2021 09:55 AM (45fpk)


He was also insistent that he should be the one that the Jewish prophets of old talked about.

Posted by: Justsayin' at April 02, 2021 10:00 AM (Fs5vw)

406 ...talk about blowing margins....

Kammie called me many things but I don't recall that pet name. 'Meal-ticket', 'stepping-stone', and 'Big Daddy', but I don't recall 'margins'.

Posted by: Willie Brown at April 02, 2021 10:00 AM (RKp8A)

407 377 Colorado Alex, The dems in Congress are pushing Biden to do it via executive order. In part, the loan forgiveness tax moratorium in the new Covid relief bill just passed, was designed to give Biden leeway to do it. If challenged in court, the Ed. Sec. can point to the clause as a sign that Congress blessed the deal.

Current student loan laws (these are only the federal guaranteed ones) give indeterminate leeway regarding financial relief such as suspending loan payments, interest waiving, etc. That being said, Biden already said he had the power to dismiss $10 k in loans per person which I am unclear where the specific legislative authority comes from.

Posted by: whig at April 02, 2021 10:00 AM (pO7gM)

408 I am on 90 days of terminal leave from the army. It is nice collecting a paycheck for nuthin.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 02, 2021 09:58 AM (CiO2O)

Are there Chicks for Free, too?
Posted by: kraken at April 02, 2021 09:58 AM

That's the way you do it.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 02, 2021 09:59 AM (16vTQ)
-------
You play the git-tar on the Em Tee Vee.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at April 02, 2021 10:00 AM (WGara)

409 Posted by: andycanuck at April 02, 2021 10:00 AM (1yPl/)


That is what a Zionist would say.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 02, 2021 10:01 AM (CiO2O)

410 Yeah. When you retire, have a plan.

Not a financial plan (that would be good) but a plan to keep yourself occupied.

Depending on your job you've spent at minimum 40 hours a week absorbed by and attentive to your work. When that goes away, what will you do with the time? And it's prime daylight time.

Sure everyone manages for 2-3 years. Catching up on stuff doing things they wanted to do. But eventually you run out of stuff that's new and the money to do them.

Have a hobby or a long term plan to occupy your time. If you can also get out from under your wife's feet that will be great also.

Posted by: jakee308 at April 02, 2021 10:01 AM (ZLL8y)

411 >>> I read where Mel Gibson is currently at work on the follow up to the Passion.
Posted by: naturalfake at April 02, 2021 09:54 AM (dWwl


I believe the follow up will requires effort that is quite well outside that of Mel.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 02, 2021 10:01 AM (Fq1gB)

412 395 Posted by: Cthillary, dead but dreaming at April 02, 2021 09:58 AM (FWn1L)

Even Annie Outhouse is now openly noticing that the media is inciting a race war with its games.

Will not stop her from pulling -d though.

Posted by: sven at April 02, 2021 10:02 AM (Lzpvj)

413 Very appropriate for today. Thank you.
Posted by: Tonypete at April 02, 2021 08:32 AM (5e34N)


Nice, the light from Heaven is focused on Christ's chest. I assume it is to imply His Sacred Heart.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at April 02, 2021 10:02 AM (YQ4mh)

414 I can't even bother to get worked up over crap like that. I suppose I should, but I can't.

Same here. I'm all about letting the blind lead the blind into a ditch and shaking off their dust. Like the fellow in the Bible who said, "I don't really care what anyone else does, I'm following God and so is my family."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at April 02, 2021 10:02 AM (HaL55)

415 I am on 90 days of terminal leave from the army. It is nice collecting a paycheck for nuthin.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy

Enjoy your life before they retire you. Well i guess that's it.

Rides off in to the sunset.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at April 02, 2021 10:02 AM (/rM6w)

416 Same here. I'm all about letting the blind lead the blind into a ditch and shaking off their dust. Like the fellow in the Bible who said, "I don't really care what anyone else does, I'm following God and so is my family."
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at April 02, 2021 10:02 AM (HaL55)
----------------

"As for me and my House, we shall follow the Lord."

Joshua.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at April 02, 2021 10:03 AM (2SdPm)

417 The Passion of the Christ was powerful, but seeing it once was enough. I'll go to Church later on this afternoon and listen to the Passion reading. The Gospels really say it all.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at April 02, 2021 10:03 AM (HabA/)

418 Cat Ass Trophy,

Wife's starts in July....

"Pack my bags and mount my horse I'm gonna ride on in to the next town...."

Posted by: sven at April 02, 2021 10:03 AM (Lzpvj)

419 412 395 Posted by: Cthillary, dead but dreaming at April 02, 2021 09:58 AM (FWn1L)

Even Annie Outhouse is now openly noticing that the media is inciting a race war with its games.

Will not stop her from pulling -d though.
Posted by: sven at April 02, 2021 10:02 AM (Lzpvj)

I do not think the Media grasps who will be the targets is this war... they confuse race and culture with class. A lot.

Posted by: kraken at April 02, 2021 10:04 AM (6Je/Q)

420 So, no Our Betters won't show Easter related movies but they will make this piece of crap available for streaming.

I can't even bother to get worked up over crap like that. I suppose I should, but I can't.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 02, 2021 09:56 AM (2JVJo)


Oh, me neither.

When they make a version of this type of movie with mohammed, maybe I'll be impressed with their stunning bravery or brave stunningery.

No reason to even show the movie as it's really poorly done, but they just can't resist a finger to the eye.

They hate you, version 39948757646534525.01.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 02, 2021 10:04 AM (dWwl8)

421 I believe the follow up will requires effort that is quite well outside that of Mel.

Many said that about his work on The Passion as well. I mean, this is the dude from Lethal Weapon, right?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 02, 2021 10:04 AM (KZzsI)

422 A follow up could be a titled: "Late in Life Divorce"

****

At Least Lift Your Feet When I Vacuum - a limerick

After 30 years, it's time for me to play
Now that I can drraw retirement pay
'Twas the best day of my life
'Til I listened to my wife
"You just gonna hang around the house all day?"

Posted by: Muldoon at April 02, 2021 10:05 AM (m45I2)

423 422 At Least Lift Your Feet When I Vacuum - a limerick

After 30 years, it's time for me to play
Now that I can drraw retirement pay
'Twas the best day of my life
'Til I listened to my wife
"You just gonna hang around the house all day?"
Posted by: Muldoon at April 02, 2021 10:05 AM (m45I2)

=========

*golf clap*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 02, 2021 10:05 AM (NWM+b)

424 G'rump good luck and as suggested before stay busy somehow.
Posted by: Skip

Seconded !

Posted by: JT at April 02, 2021 10:05 AM (arJlL)

425 Rolls cigarette with one hand, picks his nose with another.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at April 02, 2021 10:05 AM (/rM6w)

426 Even Annie Outhouse is now openly noticing that the media is inciting a race war with its games.

Will not stop her from pulling -d though.
Posted by: sven at April 02, 2021 10:02 AM (Lzpvj)


I've never seen a blog where most of the regular commenters are at such odds with the owner.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 10:05 AM (y7DUB)

427 Ben Hur does have the best 15 minutes of cinematography ever made.
Posted by: Skip at April 02, 2021 09:59 AM (Cxk7w)


I still wish Wyler had found a way to put Francis X. Bushman and Ramon Novarro (the Messala and Ben-Hur from the silent version) into the Heston one, even if it were just small cameos.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 02, 2021 10:06 AM (2JVJo)

428 Congrats Grump

The First Day of the Rest of Your Life - a limerick

Congrats! Thirty years! Bump a fist!
Retirement!! You'll soon get the gist
But let me share a warning
First thing Monday morning
She'll hand you your Honey-Do list!
Posted by: Muldoon at April 02, 2021 09:57 AM (m45I2)

This is true.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 02, 2021 10:07 AM (axyOa)

429 Yes
Jew
s di
d it
Cat
Ass
Tro
phy!

Posted by: andycanuck at April 02, 2021 10:07 AM (1yPl/)

430 I've never seen a blog where most of the regular commenters are at such odds with the owner.
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 10:05 AM (y7DUB)
-----------------

Ann put something up on Insty, and I called her out on it. Rather than address what I said, she got on me for misspelling her name.

I was done with her at that point.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at April 02, 2021 10:07 AM (2SdPm)

431 G'rump good luck and as suggested before stay busy somehow.

Posted by: Skip

Seconded !

Posted by: JT at April 02, 2021 10:05 AM (arJlL)

I'm busy...waitin' for the bar to open.

Posted by: BignJames at April 02, 2021 10:07 AM (AwYPR)

432 419 Posted by: kraken at April 02, 2021 10:04 AM (6Je/Q)

The media will never face what it has earned, because the right refuses to build the phalanx that the left has because "muh morals."

Posted by: sven at April 02, 2021 10:08 AM (Lzpvj)

433 Thanks for the beautiful painting CBD. And thank you, Jesus for your sacrifice. As grammie winger said, I am not worthy.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at April 02, 2021 10:08 AM (HabA/)

434 God made a covenant with the Jews. That original covenant still stands because God doesn't go back on his promises. Christ's death and resurrection brings the rest of us into the covenant, so we're included in salvation as well.

There are lots of theologians on YouTube who expound this better than I or anybody else can in the comments section of a blog. I like Bishop Barron but if you prefer a non-Catholic, N.T. Wright is also good. I'm sure other people here have other suggestions.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at April 02, 2021 09:58 AM (HabA/)


So what's the covenant? That we go to heaven when we die? And everyone else goes to hell? What about Buddhists? What about Hindus? Doesn't God love them too?

Posted by: Justsayin' at April 02, 2021 10:10 AM (Fs5vw)

435 433 Donna, none of us are worthy.

That is why Jesus did what he did, for us.

It is a sobering realization that should make us humble and grateful.

Posted by: whig at April 02, 2021 10:10 AM (pO7gM)

436 "As for me and my House, we shall follow the Lord."


Joshua.


Thanks, blake. That's the way I recall most Bible passages: it's the point, not necessarily who said it. Also, insufficient covfefe intake this morning.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at April 02, 2021 10:10 AM (HaL55)

437 Depending on your job you've spent at minimum 40 hours a week absorbed by and attentive to your work. When that goes away, what will you do with the time? And it's prime daylight time.

Sure everyone manages for 2-3 years. Catching up on stuff doing things they wanted to do. But eventually you run out of stuff that's new and the money to do them.

Have a hobby or a long term plan to occupy your time. If you can also get out from under your wife's feet that will be great also.
Posted by: jakee308


I have so much to do once I retire, I just might not.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 02, 2021 10:10 AM (OCTRt)

438 426 Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 10:05 AM (y7DUB)

Annie is the classic democrat sadist to the average republican's masochist....

She revels in nutpunching her readers, and is probably too dense to understand that the literate white audience she needs trends right.

I assure you she is not in the bookmarks of the Ebony and Jet readership.

Posted by: sven at April 02, 2021 10:10 AM (Lzpvj)

439 Thirty pieces of silver for Boehner

tinyurl.com/3k5urp6h

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 10:10 AM (y7DUB)

440 Have a hobby or a long term plan to occupy your time. If you can also get out from under your wife's feet that will be great also.
Posted by: jakee308 at April 02, 2021 10:01 AM (ZLL8y)
++++
Model railroad is my plan.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 02, 2021 10:11 AM (Jsjd7)

441 The more I understand the truth of the gospel, the humbler it forces me to be and the more I must rely on God. It was the doing and dying of Jesus Christ that saved me, not my great acts or person. His perfect life lived in my place presents God with sinless obedience. His sacrificial death in my place pays the complete price for the sins I do commit.

That's what I call motivation to try harder to be better.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 02, 2021 10:11 AM (KZzsI)

442 Good Friday morning all. Listening to War Room, a woman in Rome says St. Peter's is not holding Easter services. Incredible.


Thankfully, our church is holding a sunrise service on the water (weather permitting) and our regular indoor service. We're still being made to wear face diapers, which is ridiculous, but at least we're allowed to worship together.


I hope you all have a peaceful and happy weekend.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at April 02, 2021 10:12 AM (ptqGC)

443 The Indelible Grace version of "Beneath the Cross of Jesus"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MGv4aSRLTY

Posted by: screaming in digital at April 02, 2021 10:12 AM (3V8QR)

444 So what's the covenant? That we go to heaven when we die? And everyone else goes to hell? What about Buddhists? What about Hindus? Doesn't God love them too?
Posted by: Justsayin' at April 02, 2021 10:10 AM (Fs5vw)

He loves them. But do they love Him? That's the test. His Merciful Heart is ready, willing and able at all times to accept them. I believe it tortures Him that so many turn away from Him.

Posted by: LASue at April 02, 2021 10:13 AM (Ed8Zd)

445 Model railroad is my plan.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 02, 2021 10:11 AM (Jsjd7)

Talk to Sefton...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 02, 2021 10:14 AM (Q9lwr)

446 Because of the vaccination programs, Israel is allowing regular (masked) Easter Weekend celebrations to be held.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 02, 2021 10:14 AM (1yPl/)

447 Nood 'rilla

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at April 02, 2021 10:14 AM (WGara)

448 Good Friday morning all. Listening to War Room, a woman in Rome says St. Peter's is not holding Easter services. Incredible.


Thankfully, our church is holding a sunrise service on the water (weather permitting) and our regular indoor service. We're still being made to wear face diapers, which is ridiculous, but at least we're allowed to worship together.


I hope you all have a peaceful and happy weekend.
Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at April 02, 2021 10:12 AM (ptqGC)

We (I say "we" even though Im not Catholic) is having 5 or so services today, tomorrow is the watch (?) and probably 6 services including Latin Mass on Sunday.

No reason we can do it and the center of Catholicism can't

Posted by: LASue at April 02, 2021 10:15 AM (Ed8Zd)

449 Model railroad is my plan.
Posted by: Joe Mannix


Ham radio on top of vegetable gardening, fishing, raising cows, cutting hay, etc.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 02, 2021 10:15 AM (OCTRt)

450 442 Good Friday morning all. Listening to War Room, a woman in Rome says St. Peter's is not holding Easter services. Incredible.

I hope you all have a peaceful and happy weekend.
Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at April 02, 2021 10:12 AM (ptqGC)


The Virus > Christianity ??? Pope Frankie may be a calamity

Posted by: kraken at April 02, 2021 10:15 AM (6Je/Q)

451 Only those God saves are saved, no matter what their ethnic background or religious status. He is the one who saves, not us.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 02, 2021 10:15 AM (KZzsI)

452 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

Posted by: Dr. Bone at April 02, 2021 10:15 AM (03n3v)

453 Thirty pieces of silver for Boehner

tinyurl.com/3k5urp6h
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 10:10 AM (y7DUB)


Saving NO energy as he is still being followed by the same Suburban that drove him to the drop off point.

What a fucking game show this country has turned into.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 10:15 AM (Zz0t1)

454 Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at April 02, 2021 10:10 AM (y7DUB)

It's a potemkin administration.

Posted by: 4 at April 02, 2021 10:16 AM (KnJdm)

455 He loves them. But do they love Him? That's the test. His Merciful
Heart is ready, willing and able at all times to accept them. I
believe it tortures Him that so many turn away from Him.

Or are prevented from hearing about Him on purpose by Stan and all his retards, who are legion.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at April 02, 2021 10:16 AM (HaL55)

456 445 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 02, 2021 10:14 AM (Q9lwr)

I plan to make ocean going kayaks for the New Patagonia Yacht Club....

*announcer voice*

Tired of the Trumpalos and Global Warming Denialists harshing your mellow?

Come to Tierra del Fuego and row down to Antarctica and prove for yourself the world is doomed at the new Patagonia Yacht Club, we have Kon-Tiki bars with mixed drinks and a full service Tofu BBQ and organic fair trade pizzeria.

New Patagonia Yacht Club for all your virtue signaling, climate sin absolution needs.

Posted by: sven at April 02, 2021 10:16 AM (Lzpvj)

457 This was as dark as the world ever got, and the painting captures it well. The Christ of God was being brutally slaughtered by a pagan, occupying power. ... "It is done," and Creation wept, holding its breath.

And so we go on, persevering as best we can though we crucify Him daily with our own sin. To all the faithful, I wish you all a blessed Good Friday! To those who do not follow, we love you. Now look at the painting one more time: that's how much He loves you.
Posted by: M. Bibliophile at April 02, 2021 08:57 AM (9qvik)


For sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and the whole world.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at April 02, 2021 10:16 AM (YQ4mh)

458 Thanks, blake. That's the way I recall most Bible passages: it's the point, not necessarily who said it. Also, insufficient covfefe intake this morning.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at April 02, 2021 10:10 AM (HaL55)
--------------

I've always loved what Joshua said. Probably is even better in the original Hebrew.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at April 02, 2021 10:17 AM (2SdPm)

459 That original covenant still stands because God doesn't go back on his promises.


Islam tries to teach otherwise.

You only enter into the covenant if you accept Jesus as lord and savoir. He died for your sins and rose from the grave. Ascended into heaven to sit at the right hand of his father.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 02, 2021 10:17 AM (CiO2O)

460
He loves them. But do they love Him? That's the test. His Merciful Heart is ready, willing and able at all times to accept them. I believe it tortures Him that so many turn away from Him.
Posted by: LASue at April 02, 2021 10:13 AM (Ed8Zd)


So the Buddhists are wrong and Christians are right because Christians know God way better than they do.

Posted by: Justsayin' at April 02, 2021 10:18 AM (Fs5vw)

461 Posted by: Justsayin' at April 02, 2021 10:10 AM (Fs5vw)

Again, read the Gospels. Read Exodus. Read or watch theologians who have grappled with these questions for 2000 years. As Christopher Taylor says, you seem to want easy answers. Or maybe you just want to argue. I don't particularly feel like it on Good Friday. You're not the first person to have thought up the questions you have.

It's like a few years back, when Stephen Fry, an atheist, said if God, why do children get cancer and all these people on YouTube were saying "he DESTROYED Christianity." Yeah, sure, that's original. As if believers haven't been asking why good people suffer since the Book of Job was written.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at April 02, 2021 10:19 AM (HabA/)

462 Could G*d make an asshole so big that even He couldn't move him??

Posted by: andycanuck at April 02, 2021 10:23 AM (1yPl/)

463 He loves them. But do they love Him? That's the test. His Merciful Heart is ready, willing and able at all times to accept them. I believe it tortures Him that so many turn away from Him.
Posted by: LASue at April 02, 2021 10:13 AM (Ed8Zd)


So the Buddhists are wrong and Christians are right because Christians know God way better than they do.
Posted by: Justsayin' at April 02, 2021 10:18 AM (Fs5vw)

Yes.

Posted by: LASue at April 02, 2021 10:23 AM (Ed8Zd)

464 We are just like island tribes that pick and choose what we have to cultivate.

Except my life hurts more than theirs.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at April 02, 2021 10:26 AM (/rM6w)

465 Well said Donna.

Posted by: whig at April 02, 2021 10:27 AM (pO7gM)

466 I was raised Protestant. Dad's side was Eastern Orthodox. I loved to go to Easter and Christmas mass at Dad's church. The incense and ritual, not to mention the singing/chanting of the priest was fantastic.

Posted by: Archer at April 02, 2021 10:27 AM (gmo/4)

467 Again, read the Gospels. Read Exodus. Read or watch theologians who have grappled with these questions for 2000 years. As Christopher Taylor says, you seem to want easy answers. Or maybe you just want to argue. I don't particularly feel like it on Good Friday. You're not the first person to have thought up the questions you have.


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I question everything. It's just the way my mind works. I do believe in God to the bottom of my soul and he's presented himself to me in a way I understand personally. And I do believe that Jesus gave us the way that would happen.

I guess I'm just not much of a believer in religion. The "I'm right and you're wrong" turns me away from it.

Posted by: Justsayin' at April 02, 2021 10:30 AM (Fs5vw)

468 440 Have a hobby or a long term plan to occupy your time. If you can also get out from under your wife's feet that will be great also.
Posted by: jakee308 at April 02, 2021 10:01 AM (ZLL8y)
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Model railroad is my plan.

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Singlehanded circumnavigation of the world is mine.

Posted by: Cthillary, dead but dreaming at April 02, 2021 10:32 AM (FWn1L)

469 Weren't people being saved by Jesus prior to to his trip to Jerusalem?
Posted by: Justsayin' at April 02, 2021 09:38 AM (Fs5vw)


No, the Gate of Heaven was closed before that. The holy were in Limbo after they died, but until Christ made his sacrifice as the Lamb of God, they weren't in heaven. After our Redeemer made that sacrifice, the saints get to go straight to heaven after their death, the rest us sinners go to Purgatory to serve-out our temporal punishment. If you think you are not a sinner with nothing to repent, I'm pretty sure you're ultimate destination is not Heaven.

That's God's decision, He is the just judge.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at April 02, 2021 11:05 AM (YQ4mh)

470 So I guess Jews practicing the Jewish religion aren't forgiven. They're permanently fucked and all going to hell.

I just don't fathom God's plan for us working that way.
Posted by: Justsayin' at April 02, 2021 09:49 AM (Fs5vw)


Completely incorrect.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at April 02, 2021 11:12 AM (YQ4mh)

471 Have a blessed Good Friday.

https://youtu.be/-j3NZEdHQaI

Posted by: bonhomme at April 02, 2021 11:12 AM (i0wNm)

472 Thanks CBD for choosing this painting today.

Thanks to the commenters who testify of God's Love.

I especially appreciate this reminder, "And so we go on, persevering as best we can though we crucify Him daily with our own sin."

Which leads to an agreement with this comment, "That's what I call motivation to try harder to be better."

Thanks be to God, for his indescribable gift.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 02, 2021 11:49 AM (IDhUW)

473 HE HAS RISEN

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at April 02, 2021 05:13 PM (FLiOE)

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