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THE MORNING RANT: “Church Ladies of the Left” - Society Needs Moral Busybodies to Return to Their Historic Role at Local Church Congregations

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In my circles of childhood friends – be they from school, church, or in the neighborhood - there were a few who stood out as being either goody-two-shoes (boys) or prim and proper scolds (girls). There was no better Sunday School student - or tattletale - than these momma’s boys and junior church ladies. Yet the ones I’ve kept up with have long since abandoned religion, or to be more specific, they’ve abandoned Christianity. Instead, they have religiously embraced the eco-leftist agenda and all its various tentacles, or what I refer to as “The Sustainable Organic Church of the Carbon Apocalypse.” Here they have found an outlet to continue evangelizing for a form of grim puritanism.

For simplicity’s sake, I am going to refer to all of these humorless people in their adult form as “Church Ladies of the Left,” whether they are male, female, or one of their many other genders.

Society would be much better off if these Church Ladies of the Left participated in an actual local church congregation as an outlet for their judgment and scolding, rather than seeking to re-organize society in a way that ensures everyone lives an equally joyless life.

Senator Marco Rubio wrote an interesting piece that was published in Compact magazine a few days ago, titled “Against Progressive Pseudo-Religion”.

Last December, The Washington Post ran an article about “spiritual collectives” emerging across America. These progressive, post-Christian alternatives to church sing Beatles and Bono tracks, rather than hymns. They welcome “people of all faiths and no faiths.” Most important, they preach questions instead of answers. According to the Post, “spiritual collectives” are defined—and distinguished from churches—by their resistance to dogma.

But are they really? A closer read makes it abundantly clear that these communities are united by articles of faith. They just happen to be articles of progressive politics, rather than of traditional religion.

Correct. Humans are hard-wired to be religious. Just because there are some among us who have repudiated Christianity and other established religions, they still cannot escape the innate religiosity that is part of our existence. The left-wing belief that bad weather and natural disasters are caused by sinners in our midst is the most primitive of religious beliefs.

In a recent post of mine, I noted that “People are inherently religious. It was almost certainly a factor in our evolution and survival as a species, helping to create family units, parenting structures, agricultural practices, forbidden destructive behaviors, etc. which allowed humans to flourish. But being inherently religious, we’ll rapidly adopt evil religious practices where there is a void from good religions. Anti-humanity death cults (the Church of Climate, radical Islam) have filled the void where Judeo-Christianity has retreated.”

In that piece, I discussed Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s conversion to Christianity and how she makes the persuasive case that a Christian revival is necessary. Ms. Hirsi Ali wrote that, “We can’t fight off these formidable forces unless we can answer the question: what is it that unites us? The response that “God is dead!” seems insufficient. So, too, does the attempt to find solace in “the rules-based liberal international order”. The only credible answer, I believe, lies in our desire to uphold the legacy of the Judeo-Christian tradition.” She added, “We can’t fight woke ideology if we can’t defend the civilisation that it is determined to destroy. And we can’t counter Islamism with purely secular tools.”

While Christianity is needed to fight global evil, it can also help civilization by providing a venue for moral busybodies to do their thing locally rather than globally.

Like traditional protestant church ladies, the typical Church Lady of the Left is obsessed with regulating the behavior of others. For those who engage in behaviors that violate her strict moral compass, she will seek to inflict her moral guidance upon them, shaming and canceling them as necessary, while also striving to establish rules that forbid such transgressions.

It is an unfortunate burden on clergy when they have a particularly assertive church lady in their flock, but providing an outlet for these zealots is a service unto all society. It is better for us all if “Bertha-Better-Than-You” (see Ray Stevens video below) is all worked up about Deacon Johnson spending too much time assisting the widow Harris, than Bertha obsessing that there are climate sinners among us driving SUVs, and demanding obedience to the gospel of Net Zero.

When churches are strong and prominent in our culture, they provide so much more than just a place to worship. They also provide fellowship, music, art, structure, the fulfillment of volunteerism, a (semi-)controlled environment for adolescence, grief counseling, missionary work, and so much more.

But churches can also serve as a pressure relief valve for the fervor of those who are born to be moral busybodies.

I pray for a religious revival in this country, in part so that Bertha-Better-Than-You might abandon the Sustainable Organic Church of the Carbon Apocalypse and find an outlet instead in a local house of worship.

*****

Almost obligatory for the subject of today’s post, here is Dana Carvey doing his legendary Church Lady routine.

*****

Ray Stevens also had a hilarious take on Church Lady in his classic song “The Mississippi Squirrel Revival”

All the way down to the amen pew
Where sat Sister Bertha Better-Than-You
Who'd been watchin' all the commotion with sadistic glee
You should've seen that look in her eyes
When that squirrel jumped her garters and crossed her thighs
She jumped to her feet and said, "Lord! Have mercy on me!"

*****

Have a blessed week. As for me, I plan to do some carbon sinning and otherwise behave in ways that offend the Church Ladies of the Left.

[buck.throckmorton at protonmail dot com]

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at 11:00 AM




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1 Morning!

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at February 12, 2024 11:00 AM (/HDaX)

2 Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at February 12, 2024 11:01 AM (fwDg9)

3 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 12, 2024 11:01 AM (9gDA7)

4 And nooded.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at February 12, 2024 11:01 AM (/HDaX)

5 Sustainable Organic Church of the Carbon Apocalypse

Advocates are known as SOCCAs

Posted by: Diogenes at February 12, 2024 11:02 AM (W/lyH)

6 Lefty Pentecostals...would be interesting.

Posted by: BignJames at February 12, 2024 11:02 AM (AwYPR)

7 "Isn't that special."

Dana Carvey has entered chat.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 12, 2024 11:03 AM (Lns9i)

8 Cartoon Karen has a nice rack. Oh wait, is that the wrong lesson to take from this?

Posted by: Oddbob at February 12, 2024 11:04 AM (sNc8Y)

9 Sustainable

Sheetstainable.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenkoism in Solidarity with the Struggle to maintain Moron standards at February 12, 2024 11:04 AM (FdVwY)

10 Kartoon Karen may have huge tracts of land, but the face of Elmer Fudd.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 12, 2024 11:05 AM (Lns9i)

11 Society would be much better off if these Church Ladies of the Left participated in an actual local church congregation


ELCA for the win.

Posted by: grammie winger - cheesehead at February 12, 2024 11:05 AM (SfhV1)

12 I feel it's likely a time gone bye. But don't forget for a minute the Church of Global Warming is alive and still thriving.

Posted by: Skip at February 12, 2024 11:05 AM (fwDg9)

13 Society would be much better off if these Church Ladies of the Left participated in an actual local church congregation

Nope.
The Church is better off without those wolves.

Sucks to have kicked God out of Society.

Posted by: Question Authority bumper sticker at February 12, 2024 11:05 AM (Rbu5d)

14 I found out there was a superbowl ad that seemed to be twisted to me.

https://twitter.com/AuronMacintyre/status/
1756870166942490712

Related, I found out the superbowl was yesterday.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 12, 2024 11:06 AM (cf/0E)

15 Buck, you need to check out The Woodbridge Dog Disaster, as performed by the late, great Stan Rogers.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2024 11:06 AM (tkR6S)

16 We had a guest pastor at church this week and he was phenomenal. He came across as someone who could balance putting God first without smacking God into your face every three seconds.

Busybodies of all stripes are off-putting. Embody something amazing and people will be drawn to you.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 12, 2024 11:06 AM (KbCG3)

17 These folks hate God even though they don't believe in Him. So they fill the void in their souls with a new faith that gives them power over others.

Good luck bringing them back into the fold.

Posted by: NR Pax at February 12, 2024 11:06 AM (4olE8)

18 I see this as the biggest mistake since Madalyn Murray O'Hair (or her son) decided to get atheism recognized as a religion.

Once you are a religion, all of those separation of church/state nonsense kicks in along with the difference IRS rules which tie you up in knots.

Posted by: SMOD at February 12, 2024 11:06 AM (RHGPo)

19 I feel it's likely a time gone bye. But don't forget for a minute the Church of Global Warming is alive and still thriving.

"How dare you!" - Greta von Thule, high priestess.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 12, 2024 11:06 AM (Lns9i)

20 I totally believe like Ayaan Hirsi that we need a religious revival--a true religion that has a moral code bigger than one's ego. The first revival occurred in the late '60s, populated by youth who were victims of the original self-centered hippie religion. The Jesus Revolution movie is about how it all led to death, and how it still does.

http://tinyurl.com/yc3y3c7s

Posted by: PJ at February 12, 2024 11:07 AM (G1dq6)

21 It is an unfortunate burden on clergy when they have a particularly assertive church lady in their flock


Don't I know it.

Posted by: grammie winger - cheesehead at February 12, 2024 11:07 AM (SfhV1)

22 Speaking of leftist church ladies.

@SaraGonzalesTX
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22m
🚨 BREAKING: Lakewood Church shooter identified as a transgender, legal name Genesse Moreno but went by the name “Jeffrey.” 🚨

Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2024 11:07 AM (LkLld)

23 Buck, I can recommend 'The Road to Harper's Ferry' by J.C. Furnas. Best analysis of the crazy that propelled John Brown and his investors. Excellent footnotes. Its a study of Fanatics and Fanaticism. Church ladies were involved.

Posted by: Pudinhead at February 12, 2024 11:07 AM (DyHJQ)

24 The left gleefully report in a regular basis how "Gaia" is punishing people for their climate sins with fires, earthquakes, and hurricanes. That seems to confirm that green is a cult.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at February 12, 2024 11:08 AM (OVX0O)

25 17 These folks hate God even though they don't believe in Him. So they fill the void in their souls with a new faith that gives them power over others.

Good luck bringing them back into the fold.

Posted by: NR Pax at February 12, 2024 11:06 AM (4olE

They lack self-confidence. What you see is their overcompensation, which places themselves at the center of everything.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 12, 2024 11:08 AM (KbCG3)

26 24 The left gleefully report in a regular basis how "Gaia" is punishing people for their climate sins with fires, earthquakes, and hurricanes. That seems to confirm that green is a cult.
Posted by: Thomas Paine at February 12, 2024 11:08 AM (OVX0O)

=========

"That hurricane wouldn't have hit Florida if they had elected Gillum."
-all but expressly said in dispatches from DU

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 12, 2024 11:08 AM (GBKbO)

27 is there a big differnce in church ladys by democrat and republican? they are both bitchy women

Posted by: N at February 12, 2024 11:09 AM (pGP6W)

28 Lakewood Church shooter identified as a transgender, legal name Genesse Moreno but went by the name “Jeffrey.” 🚨
Posted by: JackStraw


Mutilated people are the vanguard of the anti Christian war.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at February 12, 2024 11:09 AM (OVX0O)

29 You can add to that "faith leaders".

There are about half a dozen well-known "faith leaders" in Portland (not all of whom have congregations), that can be relied upon to support every stupid new policy idea and every stupid new tax.

Currently, of course, they are supporting Hamas, and demanding a "ceasefire" in Gaza, just like the ceasefire in effect on October 6th.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 12, 2024 11:09 AM (YAtuc)

30 The left gleefully report in a regular basis how "Gaia" is punishing people for their climate sins with fires, earthquakes, and hurricanes. That seems to confirm that green is a cult.
Posted by: Thomas Paine at February 12, 2024 11:08 AM (OVX0O)
---
It's a cult where the only salvation is the extinction of the human race.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 12, 2024 11:09 AM (7fElN)

31 I was raised a Catholic. I went to Catholic school for a number of years before The Lord blessed me with a relocation to Texas. After we left that school and church, we learned that one priest had embezzled money and left and the new principal was luring some students into his office and showing them porn mags.

The priest coverups, money laundering and most recently, that embarrassment of a Pope has lead me to denounce my Catholic religion and rely more on my faith and personal relationship with Jesus than any organized religion.

I am willing to take my chances when the time comes to be judged.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 12, 2024 11:09 AM (9gDA7)

32 Last December, The Washington Post ran an article about “spiritual collectives” emerging across America. These progressive, post-Christian alternatives to church sing Beatles and Bono tracks, rather than hymns. They welcome “people of all faiths and no faiths.” Most important, they preach questions instead of answers. According to the Post, “spiritual collectives” are defined—and distinguished from churches—by their resistance to dogma.

But are they really? A closer read makes it abundantly clear that these communities are united by articles of faith. They just happen to be articles of progressive politics, rather than of traditional religion.


*dons Pollyanna hat*

I suppose the lefty "churches" that really believe in nothing could serve a purpose, if they get people into a churchgoing frame of mind, even if it's one we find ridiculous. It may be that a transition to a "real" church then becomes more likely. I have no data to back up that speculation, though.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 12, 2024 11:09 AM (CsUN+)

33 "That hurricane wouldn't have hit Florida if they had elected Gillum."
-all but expressly said in dispatches from DU
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 12, 2024 11:08 AM (GBKbO)

Well, it wouldn't have to, would it?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2024 11:10 AM (tkR6S)

34 Ray Stevens musically quotes "Dixie" in the beginning of that song. I'm surprised it's even on the utoob.

Posted by: fd at February 12, 2024 11:10 AM (vFG9F)

35 But churches can also serve as a pressure relief valve for the fervor of those who are born to be moral busybodies.

I pray for a religious revival in this country, in part so that Bertha-Better-Than-You might abandon the Sustainable Organic Church of the Carbon Apocalypse and find an outlet instead in a local house of worship.

---------------

Christianity in America is in a doom loop no different then what the big cities are experiencing.



Posted by: MAGA_Ken at February 12, 2024 11:10 AM (++4z6)

36 >These folks hate God even though they don't believe in Him.

Nobody hates unicorns.

They are unconfident people who say God doesn't exist, who hate the unconfident people who say God does exist.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 12, 2024 11:10 AM (cf/0E)

37 Ah, the Mississippi Squirrel Revival. Never not funny.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 12, 2024 11:11 AM (YgIxk)

38
Mutilated people are the vanguard of the anti Christian war.
Posted by: Thomas Paine at February 12, 2024 11:09 AM (OVX0O)



This is what happens with leftism and big pharma lead you to believe that God got it wrong.......

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 12, 2024 11:11 AM (9gDA7)

39 36
Nobody hates unicorns.


Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 12, 2024 11:10 AM (cf/0E)

=======

Speak for yourself.

*seethes at unicorns*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 12, 2024 11:11 AM (GBKbO)

40 17 These folks hate God even though they don't believe in Him. So they fill the void in their souls with a new faith that gives them power over others.

Good luck bringing them back into the fold.
Posted by: NR Pax at February 12, 2024 11:06 AM (4olE

Even moreso, they want to BE God.

Which to them, is just the power to decide who lives or dies, and more importantly, _when_ someone dies.

The power to Kill on Demand.

Posted by: XTC at February 12, 2024 11:11 AM (sm6Pk)

41 That “Black National Anthem” … wow. Two points.

One: the worst thing about the anthem was how poorly performed it was. The singer (who I never heard of) was just ok at best. The background singers were mutant-y and doing this weird, unchoreographed "dance" that looked out of sync and terrible.

Did nobody rehearse this? Literally, a bunch of drunk white girls at a karaoke bar could have done the same job. Hey black Americans, this is what the NFL really thinks of you. They phoned in this pandering, half-assed pile of crap . . . while spending tens of millions on the halftime show.

Two: I hate the idea of a divisive, race-baiting separate "National Anthem" for any certain demographic. What about the hispanic anthem? Asian? There is only one national anthem. Black Americans are American. But if you listen to the lyrics of the song, it’s basically a religious song that leftist Marxists would otherwise never approve of.

I also find it ironic that the NFL is supposedly so concerned with the welfare of blacks, but it continually promotes thuggish, antisocial behavior that disproportionally hurts blacks.

Posted by: Elric Blade at February 12, 2024 11:11 AM (iFTx/)

42 TJM

That has a long history with Democrats. Hurricane Gustav, former DNC head Don Fowler was caught on tape saying Gustav was proof 'god' was on their side.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 12, 2024 11:11 AM (Lns9i)

43 Ah, the Mississippi Squirrel Revival. Never not funny.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState


Video is even better.

Sister Bertha Better Than You.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 12, 2024 11:11 AM (G8h7g)

44 On a related note, I think the "He Gets Us" Super Bowl ad last night has discredited that group, at least among conservative Christians. Most, as far as I could tell, were willing to give it a pass as long as it appeared to just be about spreading Jesus' message, but taking shots at pro-life protesters and other "icky" groups? That seems to have been a bridge too far. Seeing a lot of pushback around social media this morning.

Posted by: Dr. T at February 12, 2024 11:11 AM (bhRsz)

45 Speak for yourself.

*seethes at unicorns*
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 12, 2024 11:11 AM (GBKbO)

Someone needs to tell trannies that powdered unicorn horn will make their tilapia hole become real.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2024 11:13 AM (tkR6S)

46 The currently popular pseudo-religion is one in which its followers have made gods of themselves. This has happened many times before, and it always ends the same way.

It's occurred to me that the greatest catastrophe for those who make gods of themselves is the crushingly bitter disappointment they must face when they finally realize how pathetic the object of their worship truly is.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2024 11:13 AM (i9ffA)

47 32 I suppose the lefty "churches" that really believe in nothing could serve a purpose, if they get people into a churchgoing frame of mind, even if it's one we find ridiculous. It may be that a transition to a "real" church then becomes more likely. I have no data to back up that speculation, though.
Posted by: Archimedes at February 12, 2024 11:09 AM (CsUN+)

Considering that these people base their entire personality on John Lennon's "Imagine", I find that unlikely.

Posted by: XTC at February 12, 2024 11:13 AM (sm6Pk)

48 44 On a related note, I think the "He Gets Us" Super Bowl ad last night has discredited that group, at least among conservative Christians. Most, as far as I could tell, were willing to give it a pass as long as it appeared to just be about spreading Jesus' message, but taking shots at pro-life protesters and other "icky" groups? That seems to have been a bridge too far. Seeing a lot of pushback around social media this morning.

Posted by: Dr. T at February 12, 2024 11:11 AM (bhRsz)

I figured that group would identify itself eventually. They had sponsored a NASCAR team (noted Christian Joe Gibbs' team), so I thought maybe there was a chance they weren't going to be what I assumed.

That spot last night was the coup de grace.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 12, 2024 11:14 AM (KbCG3)

49 In the same way the veil of the Temple was rent in twain in 33 AD, the "Church Age" ended in 1988 AD. We are called to"come out of her". We are now in an extended Judgement Day, which will end in 2033 AD with the end of all things visible. There is no revival coming, nor possible. Thankfully, we still have the Bible, preserved for us through the centuries. No one can hide behind pastors, priests, elders, creeds, rituals, any more.

Posted by: Look Up Your Redemption Draweth Nigh at February 12, 2024 11:14 AM (V5BDR)

50 Even moreso, they want to BE God.

Which to them, is just the power to decide who lives or dies, and more importantly, _when_ someone dies.

The power to Kill on Demand.

Posted by: XTC


Aka, abortion.

Which is why I don't buy into any "morality" argument.

Your "morals" might not be my morals.

(Not you XTC. The royal "you")

Posted by: rickb223 at February 12, 2024 11:15 AM (G8h7g)

51 I would someday like to be a church lady.

Posted by: David French at February 12, 2024 11:15 AM (eYF7X)

52 I guess TJM hates the unicorn scenes in Blade Runner and Legend then...

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 12, 2024 11:15 AM (Lns9i)

53 Sometimes I watch Paint Your Wagon just to listen the the preacher who shows up in Noname City.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 12, 2024 11:15 AM (W/lyH)

54 “People are inherently religious. It was almost certainly a factor in our evolution and survival as a species, helping to create family units, parenting structures, agricultural practices, forbidden destructive behaviors, etc. which allowed humans to flourish. But being inherently religious, we’ll rapidly adopt evil religious practices where there is a void from good religions. Anti-humanity death cults (the Church of Climate, radical Islam) have filled the void where Judeo-Christianity has retreated.”

As one who believes in God, might I suggest that the presence of a "religious impulse" and the "usefulness" of Christianity for the healthy functioning of a society indicates that both have a specific Source rather than the random chance of evolution?

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 12, 2024 11:15 AM (N1tpc)

55 will make their tilapia hole become real.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2024 11:13 AM (tkR6S)



Tilapia hole. Heh.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 12, 2024 11:16 AM (9gDA7)

56 Posted by: Elric Blade at February 12, 2024 11:11 AM (iFTx/)


I was at a restaurant for the pregame and first half and, thankfully, there was enough background noise that I could tune the """anthem""" out. Not surprised it sounded terrible.

We have sung that hymn in church once or twice although, knowing the pastor and music director, I'm fairly certain they have no idea how it's been hijacked.

Posted by: Dr. T at February 12, 2024 11:16 AM (bhRsz)

57 What do we owe to each other?
-T.M. Scanlon

Posted by: BruceWayne at February 12, 2024 11:16 AM (CIS44)

58 "He Gets Us"

I identified more with the washer than the washed in every single picture. EG not a cop, but I'm closer to a cop than a black thug. If it was just a random survey of America it would have been closer to 50% than 0%.

As someone tweeted, at no point did a university professor wash the feet of a red hat MAGA grandpa.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 12, 2024 11:16 AM (cf/0E)

59 As mentioned by someone here, if not for abortion, most evangelicals would be staunch Democrats.

I regularly note that Lubbock County Texas, which votes 70%+ for Republicans, passed a restaurant and bar smoking ban by 60%+.
And was a dry country for all alcohol sales until 2009.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at February 12, 2024 11:16 AM (cSaKW)

60 Currently, of course, they are supporting Hamas, and demanding a "ceasefire" in Gaza, just like the ceasefire in effect on October 6th.

Speaking of Gaza, there is now a new conspiracy theory that seems to be near-universal on the Left.

Yesterday, Israel got actionable intelligence regarding the location of a couple of hostages.

The hostages are moved frequently, so Israel needed to act quickly, so it assembled a team to get the hostages, found them, engaged in a fire fight with Hamasoids in the apartment building where the hostages were located, and launched a number of air strikes to keep nearby Hamas units from intervening. The hostages were rescued.

However, the Left is now convinced that the operation was only launched at that time because the Super Bowl was underway in the United States, so the American people weren't paying attention to the Israeli hostage rescue mission (which is of course a war crime).

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 12, 2024 11:16 AM (YAtuc)

61 26 24 The left gleefully report in a regular basis how "Gaia" is punishing people for their climate sins with fires, earthquakes, and hurricanes. That seems to confirm that green is a cult.
Posted by: Thomas Paine at February 12, 2024 11:08 AM (OVX0O)


the Green Religion is a Hellfire and Brimstone Religion for those who tell themselves they're too smart to fall for a Hellfire and Brimstone Religion. "REPENT YE, REPENT! OR YE SHALL ALL PERISH IN FLAME! TO PROVE YOUR WORTHINESS, YE MUST GIVE ALL YOUR WORDLY GOODS TO US, THE KEEPERS OF THE HOLY KNOWLEDGE, OR SUFFER! REPENT!!!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2024 11:17 AM (i9ffA)

62 Got a weird, random Ebay ad for a Margot Kidder poster...didn't recognize the name, or even the lady when looking at the image (wet t-shirt on the beach). Aftet a quick search...the original Louis Lane?!

The beach image certainly has a fun, innocent, girl-next-door vibe.

https://pin.it/1atEoQi1g

Posted by: Moron Analyst at February 12, 2024 11:17 AM (JCZqz)

63 The currently popular pseudo-religion is one in which its followers have made gods of themselves. This has happened many times before, and it always ends the same way.

"This is about me isn't it?" - Jim Jones

"No, you sodding Colonial wanker." - Alistair Crowley

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 12, 2024 11:17 AM (Lns9i)

64 Christianity is ultimately about a search for the truth. Atheism and agnosticism are about compliant subservient inveracity.

Christian principles also fit directly into the goals many of the apostates, frauds and harlequins allege they represent. But taken to their logical, fruitful and truthful conclusion, they show the complete deception they are trying to achieve. So they dissemble, invent and destroy.

Matthew 7:15-20

Posted by: Marcus T at February 12, 2024 11:18 AM (VwNzI)

65 As someone tweeted, at no point did a university professor wash the feet of a red hat MAGA grandpa.

Or a BLM supporter washing the feet of a cop.

The point of the commercial was to rigidly enforce the intersectionality dominance hierarchy.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 12, 2024 11:18 AM (YAtuc)

66 I'm actually somewhat surprised that foosball hasn't been segregated yet.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at February 12, 2024 11:18 AM (Pwvtf)

67 On a related note, I think the "He Gets Us" Super Bowl ad last night has discredited that group, at least among conservative Christians. Most, as far as I could tell, were willing to give it a pass as long as it appeared to just be about spreading Jesus' message, but taking shots at pro-life protesters and other "icky" groups? That seems to have been a bridge too far. Seeing a lot of pushback around social media this morning.

Posted by: Dr. T at February 12, 2024 11:11 AM (bhRsz)



Wife got pissed when the last one was the priest washing the trans or homo's feet.

Nope. I will not take part nor celebrate blasphemy. Won't do it.

We are all God's children, sure, and I will pray for mercy on their misguided souls, but they will not take that foot washing as anything other than victory over the religious 'right' and submission to their debauchery.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 12, 2024 11:19 AM (9gDA7)

68 It's occurred to me that the greatest catastrophe for those who make gods of themselves is the crushingly bitter disappointment they must face when they finally realize how pathetic the object of their worship truly is.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2024 11:13 AM (i9ffA)


There's a story that once in early 19th-century France, some yahoo who had invented a new religion and was disappointed at its lack of success went to Talleyrand and asked him what he might do to get more followers.

Talleyrand responded, "I would recommend you let yourself be put to death and then rise on the third day."

Posted by: Dr. T at February 12, 2024 11:19 AM (bhRsz)

69 I'm actually somewhat surprised that foosball hasn't been segregated yet.
Posted by: Thomas Paine a

Rashaad Mendenhall is trying.

Posted by: BruceWayne at February 12, 2024 11:19 AM (CIS44)

70 Even if there was no GOD (there is), believing in Him and living by His 10 commandments would be a good thing. This is evident all around us.

Posted by: Eromero at February 12, 2024 11:20 AM (NxC5+)

71 Have a blessed week. As for me, I plan to do some carbon sinning and otherwise behave in ways that offend the Church Ladies of the Left.

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"If you're not going to stop eating -- the greatest sin now -- altogether, at least top eating protein, Gaia-murderer!"

Posted by: ShainS -- The Demoralization Will Continue Until Morale Improves at February 12, 2024 11:20 AM (1rEO3)

72 @22

>>BREAKING: Lakewood Church shooter identified as a transgender, legal name Genesse Moreno but went by the name “Jeffrey.”

It's looking more and more the LGBT push is a modern day MKUltra experiment/Op.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 12, 2024 11:20 AM (rc3Z7)

73 Yes, Leftism is an ersatz religion. It has some of the worst elements of Joel Osteen's preaching prosperity theology: Listen to me and God will give you that Cadillac.

It's also tied in with many of its believers having cushy positions in the Borg that are often close to no-show jobs. Keeping that position requires you to be an orthodox believer in Woke.

And there's a class element. Wokesters are born to be "presiders" entitled to lord over those who actually do things. "Let me talk to your manager" said every Karen everywhere.

The Ivy League now exists to guard entry into the Clerisy, and not much else,

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 12, 2024 11:21 AM (Gse2f)

74 Taylor Swift is my god.

Posted by: CBS Sports at February 12, 2024 11:21 AM (23/y9)

75 It is has amused me that few people realize that Greta is a stock character out of medieval European history. It was fairly common for some monks to come across an idiot-savant child who could be coached to terrify everyone with horrible stories of angels and demons ascending and descending, and terrifying visions of the local villagers being tossed into the fiery pits of hell for their sins. They would take this child to a local village, put them up on a cart to give an impassioned harangue, and then quietly collect all the "offerings" from the locals and promise them Salvation for their noble sacrifice. another day, another town, wash rinse repeat.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2024 11:21 AM (i9ffA)

76 The point of the commercial was to rigidly enforce the intersectionality dominance hierarchy.
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Yep.

Posted by: Pudinhead at February 12, 2024 11:21 AM (AE/RG)

77 Tom Servo

The Children's Crusade has entered chat

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 12, 2024 11:22 AM (Lns9i)

78 Taylor Swift is my god.
Posted by: CBS Sports at February 12, 2024 11:21 AM (23/y9)

Good thing you aren't counting on her tits as a source of nourishment.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2024 11:22 AM (tkR6S)

79 Society would be much better off if these Church Ladies of the Left participated in an actual local church congregation as an outlet for their judgment and scolding, rather than seeking to re-organize society in a way that ensures everyone lives an equally joyless life.
=
Maybe.

None of the churches are going to be good for much of anything until they get away from trying to fit in and shape society, and back to preaching the Gospel-"You are a sinner destined for Hell but for God's choice to become a Savior for you." Moral behavior, in thankfulness to God, flows from understanding that, and otherwise cannot be achieved in a sustainable way.

Posted by: Methos at February 12, 2024 11:23 AM (Dnobf)

80 Didja see Biden's creepy tweet?

http://tinyurl.com/2eanf2ar

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 12, 2024 11:23 AM (FVME7)

81
Lakewood Church shooter identified as a transgender, legal name Genesse Moreno but went by the name “Jeffrey.” 🚨
Posted by: JackStraw


But everyone knew her as Nancy.

Posted by: The Beagles at February 12, 2024 11:23 AM (63Dwl)

82 @67

>>We are all God's children, sure, and I will pray for mercy on their misguided souls, but they will not take that foot washing as anything other than victory over the religious 'right' and submission to their debauchery.

As has been noted, these AgitProp ads are willfully mangling scripture and meaning, to spread a corrupt message.

It's what what leftists do.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 12, 2024 11:24 AM (rc3Z7)

83 People are inherently religious not because of evolution but because God himself put that knowledge in our souls and in the natural world all around us. See the first chapter of the book of Romans (just one example):

Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at February 12, 2024 11:24 AM (1jdMT)

84 Wife got pissed when the last one was the priest washing the trans or homo's feet.

Nope. I will not take part nor celebrate blasphemy. Won't do it.

We are all God's children, sure, and I will pray for mercy on their misguided souls, but they will not take that foot washing as anything other than victory over the religious 'right' and submission to their debauchery.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden

Priests should give blessing to homosexual people, and even married couples, just like everyone else. We're all sinners, and we need the Church to evolve with the times in its ministry.

Posted by: Pope Francis at February 12, 2024 11:24 AM (JCZqz)

85 It is has amused me that few people realize that Greta is a stock character out of medieval European history.

Posted by: Tom Servo



Jeanne D'Carbon

Posted by: Thomas Paine at February 12, 2024 11:24 AM (J8k8F)

86 "Wife got pissed when the last one was the priest washing the trans or homo's feet."

That is classic trolling. Draw them in and then drop a load of crap.

Posted by: fd at February 12, 2024 11:24 AM (vFG9F)

87 On a related note, I think the "He Gets Us" Super Bowl ad last night has discredited that group, at least among conservative Christians

this was SO one-sided! where were the pink hairs washing the feet of an elderly lady?!? but no. only us washing the feet of the demon-possessed

sounds great.

so many horrendous messages and commercials last night. it was honestly creepy.

Posted by: BlackOrchidZ at February 12, 2024 11:24 AM (AcWfM)

88 The Pharisees wore the garments of Faith also.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 12, 2024 11:25 AM (Lns9i)

89 70 Even if there was no GOD (there is), believing in Him and living by His 10 commandments would be a good thing. This is evident all around us.

Posted by: Eromero at February 12, 2024 11:20 AM (NxC5+)

I've made this case before. At worst, you grow up to be a pillar of your community. Pity that.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 12, 2024 11:25 AM (KbCG3)

90 I would someday like to be a church lady.
Posted by: David French


Well then, congrats, David. That day was at about 8 years ago.

Posted by: Oddbob at February 12, 2024 11:25 AM (sNc8Y)

91 sounds great.

so many horrendous messages and commercials last night. it was honestly creepy.


I'm sorry I missed it. Oh wait, I'm not. Not at all.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 12, 2024 11:26 AM (CsUN+)

92 I found out there was a superbowl ad that seemed to be twisted to me.

https://twitter.com/AuronMacintyre/status/
1756870166942490712

Related, I found out the superbowl was yesterday.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 12, 2024 11:06 AM (cf/0E)



Yep, it didn't take too long while watching it to realize something was *really* wrong.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at February 12, 2024 11:26 AM (/HDaX)

93 The day that Christians take a good look at their Bible and apply it will be the day I stop mocking them for ignoring what in the Bible conflicts with their politics

The penalty for causing an abortion is just 2 shekels, not death
Israel allows 16 yo prostitution
Migrants must be treated equally as citizens

Posted by: Paul banned at February 12, 2024 11:26 AM (loBTD)

94 These folks hate God even though they don't believe in Him. So they fill the void in their souls with a new faith that gives them power over others

Kinda like lesbians and strap-ons. They hate dick so much that they buy rubber ones.

Posted by: Nothing makes sense anymore, civilization jumped the shark at February 12, 2024 11:26 AM (pjs7m)

95 What I find curious, over on X, are Protestants that lecture Catholics about religion. They are especially unhappy if they say nice things about Mary. I've not noticed Catholics providing Protestants with similar lectures. It's like they want to start up religious wars.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 12, 2024 11:26 AM (USTAS)

96 The Ivy League now exists to guard entry into the Clerisy, and not much else,
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 12, 2024 11:21 AM (Gse2f)

Exactly. Which is why I have repeatedly referred to Henry VIII's Dissolution of the Monasteries Act. He wiped out the system of his day with a single blow, we should do the same.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2024 11:26 AM (i9ffA)

97
In Catholic "communities" these ladies are known as "Susan from the Parish Council".

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 12, 2024 11:26 AM (MoZTd)

98 73 The Ivy League now exists to guard entry into the Clerisy, and not much else,
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 12, 2024 11:21 AM (Gse2f)


Neo-Feudalism is here, and it's... not spectacular.

Posted by: XTC at February 12, 2024 11:26 AM (sm6Pk)

99 I've been dabbling into "Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds," the 1841 classic. I've read the part about the Crusades.

Woke will be in the revised edition

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 12, 2024 11:27 AM (Gse2f)

100 We already know if a society would follow the 10 Commandments it would be a good society

Posted by: Skip at February 12, 2024 11:27 AM (fwDg9)

101 I read somewhere you can get monkeypox from footwashing.

Posted by: fd at February 12, 2024 11:27 AM (vFG9F)

102 Speaking of Biblical gibberish...

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 12, 2024 11:27 AM (Lns9i)

103 81
Lakewood Church shooter identified as a transgender, legal name Genesse Moreno but went by the name “Jeffrey.” 🚨
Posted by: JackStraw

But everyone knew her as Nancy.
Posted by: The Beagles at February 12, 2024 11:23 AM (63Dwl)

Tremendous.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 12, 2024 11:27 AM (KbCG3)

104 I'm a near totally lapsed Roman Catholic. Ultimately, it was the bureaucracy that got me.
But there is one tiny thought that never leaves the back of my mind, and will be what I follow when my back is ultimately up against the wall.
When I was confirmed, I swore to be a soldier for Christ. I think that was the wording.

Posted by: From about that Time at February 12, 2024 11:27 AM (4780s)

105 I have doubts about the existence of God.

I have no doubt about the Devil. We have met the enemy and he is us.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 12, 2024 11:28 AM (Gse2f)

106 Even if there was no GOD (there is), believing in Him and living by His 10 commandments would be a good thing. This is evident all around us.

Posted by: Eromero a

I can't remember which philosopher it was but he posited that there can only be four outcomes, you believe and he is real, you dont believe and he isnt real, you believe and he isnt real, or you dont believe and he is real. 3 of of the 4 have bad outcomes either in life or afterlife (or both), one does not. So why not believe and live as if god is real. it's only upside.

Posted by: BruceWayne at February 12, 2024 11:28 AM (CIS44)

107 Even if there was no GOD (there is), believing in Him and living by His 10 commandments would be a good thing. This is evident all around us.

Posted by: Eromero at February 12, 2024 11:20 AM (NxC5+)

-----------

Merely living by The 10 Commandments -- regardless of belief or faith -- by virtually all of any population would result in a revolution of goodness among said population.

That alone is one heck of a basic human behavior instruction manual.

Posted by: ShainS -- The Demoralization Will Continue Until Morale Improves at February 12, 2024 11:28 AM (46MnI)

108 Posted by: Paul banned at February 12, 2024 11:26 AM (loBTD

Take your medication dude.

Posted by: Naples Yellow at February 12, 2024 11:28 AM (MNhXM)

109 >>BREAKING: Lakewood Church shooter identified as a transgender, legal name Genesse Moreno but went by the name “Jeffrey.”

-
I called it!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 12, 2024 11:29 AM (FVME7)

110 I can't remember which philosopher it was but he posited that there can only be four outcomes, you believe and he is real, you dont believe and he isnt real, you believe and he isnt real, or you dont believe and he is real. 3 of of the 4 have bad outcomes either in life or afterlife (or both), one does not. So why not believe and live as if god is real. it's only upside.
Posted by: BruceWayne at February 12, 2024 11:28 AM (CIS44)

That was Pascal.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at February 12, 2024 11:29 AM (T+Iwg)

111 Tranny shooters. I noticed the fed form 4473, the one you fill out when buying a gun has some tranny approved changes, like the pronoun of choice stuff. Don't want to offend a nut. And their particular nuttiness will not show up on the FBI background check, but MAGA probably will.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at February 12, 2024 11:29 AM (0EOe9)

112 I read somewhere you can get monkeypox from footwashing.
Posted by: fd at February 12, 2024 11:27 AM (vFG9F)

=====

Is that anything like getting gonorrhea from a toilet seat?

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 12, 2024 11:29 AM (DRSnL)

113 Posted by: Paul banned at February 12, 2024 11:26 AM (loBTD



You DICK!!!!

Posted by: Jeff Spicoli at February 12, 2024 11:29 AM (9gDA7)

114 so many horrendous messages and commercials last night. it was honestly creepy.
Posted by: BlackOrchidZ at February 12, 2024 11:24 AM (AcWfM)


In general, they sucked. But I'll agree with T. Bender that the Schwarzenegger ad was pretty funny.

"That's what I said".

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at February 12, 2024 11:29 AM (/HDaX)

115 "I have doubts about the existence of God.

I have no doubt about the Devil. We have met the enemy and he is us.
Posted by: Ignoramus"


Can't have one without the other.

Posted by: fd at February 12, 2024 11:29 AM (vFG9F)

116 I can't remember which philosopher it was but he posited that there can only be four outcomes, you believe and he is real, you dont believe and he isnt real, you believe and he isnt real, or you dont believe and he is real. 3 of of the 4 have bad outcomes either in life or afterlife (or both), one does not. So why not believe and live as if god is real. it's only upside.

Sounds like a restatement of Pascal's Wager.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 12, 2024 11:29 AM (CsUN+)

117 Kinda like lesbians and strap-ons. They hate dick so much that they buy rubber ones.
Posted by: Nothing makes sense anymore, civilization jumped the shark at February 12, 2024 11:26 AM (pjs7m)


Almost like humans were designed to be heterosexual....

Posted by: Dr. T at February 12, 2024 11:29 AM (bhRsz)

118 I can't remember which philosopher it was but he posited that there can only be four outcomes, you believe and he is real, you dont believe and he isnt real, you believe and he isnt real, or you dont believe and he is real. 3 of of the 4 have bad outcomes either in life or afterlife (or both), one does not. So why not believe and live as if god is real. it's only upside.
Posted by: BruceWayne at February 12, 2024 11:28 AM (CIS44)


Blaise Pascal. This is known as Pascal's Wager.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at February 12, 2024 11:30 AM (PiwSw)

119 I can't remember which philosopher it was but he posited that there can only be four outcomes, you believe and he is real, you dont believe and he isnt real, you believe and he isnt real, or you dont believe and he is real. 3 of of the 4 have bad outcomes either in life or afterlife (or both), one does not. So why not believe and live as if god is real. it's only upside.
Posted by: BruceWayne at February 12, 2024 11:28 AM (CIS44)

This isn't against you, sir, but I've always hated this take. Playing the percentages is a pretty cynical way to stake out your claim of the afterlife.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 12, 2024 11:30 AM (KbCG3)

120 That was Pascal.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at February 12, 2024 11:29 AM (T+Iwg)

thanks, always slips my mind for some reason.

Posted by: BruceWayne at February 12, 2024 11:30 AM (CIS44)

121 Moral busybodies are what keep me out of church.

That and most of the churches around here cucking to the State during Covid.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 12, 2024 11:30 AM (xcxpd)

122 extended Judgement Day, which will end in 2033 AD
Posted by: Look Up Your Redemption

Oh, look another Hale Bopp prediction!
Something about you will not know the date or time comes to mind.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at February 12, 2024 11:31 AM (xafu2)

123 We would be totally awesome if there was Group Jeopardy....

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at February 12, 2024 11:31 AM (PiwSw)

124 Is that anything like getting gonorrhea from a toilet seat?
Posted by: Jordan61 \

or a tractor.
-obligatory seinfeld reference

Posted by: BruceWayne at February 12, 2024 11:31 AM (CIS44)

125 I noticed the fed form 4473, the one you fill out when buying a gun has some tranny approved changes, like the pronoun of choice stuff.

Checking that third box should be the same as checking "yes" for "Are you a fugitive from justice?" But sadly...

Posted by: Oddbob at February 12, 2024 11:31 AM (sNc8Y)

126 The Left is literally trying to turn us into Sodom and Gomorrah and using the same rhetoric and temptations that they used during Lot’s interaction.

Posted by: Naples Yellow at February 12, 2024 11:31 AM (MNhXM)

127 In a recent post of mine, I noted that “People are inherently religious. It was almost certainly a factor in our evolution and survival as a species"
______________

I've often wondered about that first ape that became aware of its own mortality.

Posted by: Biff Pocoroba at February 12, 2024 11:32 AM (Dm8we)

128 "I have doubts about the existence of God.

I have no doubt about the Devil. We have met the enemy and he is us.
Posted by: Ignoramus"


Can't have one without the other.
Posted by: fd at February 12, 2024 11:29 AM (vFG9F)



My brother used to argue with the bike riders that would come by and ask him about his relationship with God.

"I don't believe in God."

"Aren't you afraid of going to Hell for eternity?"

"What makes you think there's a Hell if there is no God?
Can't have one without the other."

He'd snicker at their puzzled faces.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 12, 2024 11:32 AM (9gDA7)

129 The[Lakewood Church] shooter used an AR-15 that had “Free Palestine” written on it, according to a federal law enforcement source.

.. obviously meant to obscure the motive ("Allahu Akbar" would have worked better).

Posted by: SMOD at February 12, 2024 11:32 AM (RHGPo)

130 This is a great time for me to recommend a fantastic movie! Very Christian, it explores what happens when you teach morality but you do so without including Christ.

Time Changer 2002

Posted by: anon at February 12, 2024 11:32 AM (RqMDa)

131 Should have kneeled or turned their back for the black nat' anthem. Let's just keep dividing people and profit. Signed, the race baiters. Fuck that.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 12, 2024 11:32 AM (4p0Xq)

132 Is that anything like getting gonorrhea from a toilet seat?
Posted by: Jordan61



All them performers at the super bowl better hope that's NOT the case with Usher in the house.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 12, 2024 11:33 AM (9gDA7)

133 The left rejects traditional Christian faith because they fear God's judgement. They know that they are sinful, that the things they enjoy are morally wrong, but they believe that if this religion "crap" was destroyed then they can continue their perversions without being judged. So they try to destroy religion and God so they can enjoy doing whatever they want without that nagging suspicion that it's wrong and that they will be judged.
This is the basis for them constantly shrieking about "don't judge me, hater" no matter how depraved they are.

They do not understand that it doesn't matter how hard they try, they cannot destroy God. They cannot avoid that final judgment.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 12, 2024 11:33 AM (cRrcX)

134 The day that Christians take a good look at their Bible and apply it will be the day I stop mocking them for ignoring what in the Bible conflicts with their politics

The penalty for causing an abortion is just 2 shekels, not death
Israel allows 16 yo prostitution
Migrants must be treated equally as citizens
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An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, and a life for a life.
I'm pretty sure the Bible doesn't endorse prostitution, but forgiveness for it is possible (David, and therefore Jesus, are descended from one).
Before the Israelites laid claim to the land, those who practiced false religion (i.e. worshipped fallen angels) were to be killed to the last man, woman, child, and domesticated animal.

Are you sure you want us operating by those rules?

Posted by: Methos at February 12, 2024 11:33 AM (Dnobf)

135 We would be totally awesome if there was Group Jeopardy....

OK, but I'm only playing if Sean Connery is on my side, and we get An Album Cover for a category.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 12, 2024 11:33 AM (CsUN+)

136 "So why not believe and live as if god is real. it's only upside."

Johnny von Neumann, the smartest mind of the 20th Century, did this "calculus" and was a late convert to Catholicism.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 12, 2024 11:33 AM (Gse2f)

137 Didja see Biden's creepy tweet?

http://tinyurl.com/2eanf2ar
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 12, 2024 11:23 AM (FVME7)


Yep. Dood's either the antiChrist or one of the three froglike demons from the "Left Behind" series.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at February 12, 2024 11:33 AM (/HDaX)

138 112 Clap from a toilet seat. An old friend told me his destroyer had one red toilet seat in the head, for use of those that made a mistake on liberty.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at February 12, 2024 11:33 AM (0EOe9)

139 if the shooter was trans, why would the MSM misgender "him"?

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at February 12, 2024 11:33 AM (PiwSw)

140 The[Lakewood Church] shooter used an AR-15 that had “Free Palestine” written on it, according to a federal law enforcement source.

Osteen immediately rushed.....to make sure the collection boxes weren't hit.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 12, 2024 11:34 AM (4p0Xq)

141 I've never cared for Pascal's wager. I don't think you can reason your way to Christianity. You either believe Jesus was the son of God, died for our sins, and was raised from the dead, or you don't. It's a faith commitment; game theory can't get you to that conclusion.

Posted by: I doubt we can reason our way to salvation at February 12, 2024 11:34 AM (pjs7m)

142 This isn't against you, sir, but I've always hated this take. Playing the percentages is a pretty cynical way to stake out your claim of the afterlife.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer



I don't play the odds.
I just tell them, "if I'm wrong, no loss. If I'm right, you're screwed".

Posted by: rickb223 at February 12, 2024 11:34 AM (G8h7g)

143 119 I can't remember which philosopher it was but he posited that there can only be four outcomes, you believe and he is real, you dont believe and he isnt real, you believe and he isnt real, or you dont believe and he is real. 3 of of the 4 have bad outcomes either in life or afterlife (or both), one does not. So why not believe and live as if god is real. it's only upside.
Posted by: BruceWayne at February 12, 2024 11:28 AM (CIS44)

This isn't against you, sir, but I've always hated this take. Playing the percentages is a pretty cynical way to stake out your claim of the afterlife.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 12, 2024 11:30 AM (KbCG3)

I think we're talking about Pascal's Wager. It's not disreputatble for someone who understands logic but doesn't have the gift of faith. Not everyone has faith and some struggle to believe. But Pascal said (And I'm hella summarizing) that to behave as if you have faith is the best-outcome gamble.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 12, 2024 11:34 AM (xcxpd)

144 What's larger than Lloyd Austin's prostate?

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 12, 2024 11:34 AM (eYF7X)

145 Completely on topic, just watched Elmer Gantry. That freaking Burt Lancaster is so damn good in everything.

What a picture!

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 12, 2024 11:34 AM (KbCG3)

146 Woman also threatened a bomb

The shooter also threatened that she had a bomb, but authorities searched her vehicle and backpack and found no explosives

.. CNN really mustn't be misgendering of the shooter

Posted by: SMOD at February 12, 2024 11:35 AM (RHGPo)

147 Her name was Magill
And she called herself Lil
But everyone knew her as Nancy

Posted by: SMOD at February 12, 2024 11:35 AM (RHGPo)

148 This isn't against you, sir, but I've always hated this take. Playing the percentages is a pretty cynical way to stake out your claim of the afterlife.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 12, 2024 11:30 AM (KbCG3)

Trying to explain what being born again feels like is like trying to explain to someone with no children what it feels like to have your first born. You have to experience to really truly know.

Posted by: Naples Yellow at February 12, 2024 11:35 AM (MNhXM)

149 Humans are hard-wired to be religious



They’re hard wired to want to be part of a group. But not to be religious.

Posted by: Montec at February 12, 2024 11:35 AM (bWsRe)

150 Lakewood Church shooter identified as a transgender, legal name Genesse Moreno but went by the name “Jeffrey.” 🚨
Posted by: JackStraw

But everyone knew her as Nancy.
Posted by: The Beagles at February 12, 2024 11:23 AM (63Dwl)

Tremendous.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 12, 2024 11:27 AM (KbCG3)

What I read indicates the shooter was 'Jeffrey" by birth, but adopted "Genesse" as his counterfeit name.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2024 11:35 AM (tkR6S)

151 Osteen immediately rushed.....to make sure the collection boxes weren't hit.
Posted by: Minnfidel


That tightwad should have wished they were.
Lead & copper are worth $$$.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 12, 2024 11:35 AM (G8h7g)

152 The 4473 now has three choices for residence - inside city limits, outside city limits, or not sure.

Then there is 21b that has the second sentence in bold which causes people who are 'fast' readers to click Yes and disqualify themselves.

The form has become quite the trap.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 12, 2024 11:35 AM (Lns9i)

153 lol. The day atheists and non believers actually read the Bible in it's entirety, contextually, and are able to form cogent, factual opinions instead of bleating something they read online, or on a fortune cookie, quoting it as if it's biblical principle or scripture, is the day I will start to listen.

Ever wonder why people who actually go through that exercise almost always convert to Christianity?

Posted by: Marcus T at February 12, 2024 11:35 AM (VwNzI)

154 A closer read makes it abundantly clear that these communities are united by articles of faith. They just happen to be articles of progressive politics, rather than of traditional religion.

Hence the observation by Mark Steyn, Daniel Greenfield, and others that Islam is a political system pretending it's a religion and Marxism is a religion pretending it's a political system.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 12, 2024 11:35 AM (2ocoG)

155 Georgia Republican lawmakers claim several whistleblowers are willing to come forward and testify that Fulton County DA Fani Willis misused state and federal funds.

Posted by: SMOD at February 12, 2024 11:35 AM (RHGPo)

156 Ugh. Blech! No Thank You! That type of person is why many get turned off of church. And these days, there are far too many who already attempt to bring that garbsge into the church; young mom's groups are often absolutely toxic thanks to aspiring Church Ladies.

Posted by: Lady Lil at February 12, 2024 11:36 AM (oQZ5q)

157 What's larger than Lloyd Austin's prostate?
Posted by: Maj. Healey


His sense of worth?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 12, 2024 11:36 AM (G8h7g)

158 I think it was a male to female tranny.

Posted by: Naples Yellow at February 12, 2024 11:36 AM (MNhXM)

159 What's larger than Lloyd Austin's prostate?

Easy - his ego.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 12, 2024 11:36 AM (Lns9i)

160 >>62 Louis Lane?!


Don't give Hollywood any ideas!

Posted by: J. Frank Parnell at February 12, 2024 11:36 AM (n+WKq)

161 What's larger than Lloyd Austin's prostate?

Apparently his bladder now?

Posted by: Ian S. at February 12, 2024 11:37 AM (2ocoG)

162 Is there good and evil? What would be behind that?

Posted by: fd at February 12, 2024 11:37 AM (vFG9F)

163 I think we're talking about Pascal's Wager. It's not disreputatble for someone who understands logic but doesn't have the gift of faith. Not everyone has faith and some struggle to believe. But Pascal said (And I'm hella summarizing) that to behave as if you have faith is the best-outcome gamble.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 12, 2024 11:34 AM (xcxpd)

I'm one of those people who finds faith a difficult thing to grasp. And yet, I could never use logic to assume I could kinda sorta get one passed God.

I would know what I was doing. I would know I didn't truly believe. And if I'm the logical sort, I would also know that it wouldn't work.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 12, 2024 11:37 AM (KbCG3)

164 Not that anyone is surprised.

@tristanleavitt

“Many of the top-secret and classified documents [recovered from Joe Biden] concerned Ukraine during the time frame when Hunter Biden acted as an intermediary between Burisma’s owner, Mykola Zlochevsky, and the vice president.“

Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2024 11:38 AM (LkLld)

165 128 My brother used to argue with the bike riders that would come by and ask him about his relationship with God.

"I don't believe in God."

"Aren't you afraid of going to Hell for eternity?"

"What makes you think there's a Hell if there is no God?
Can't have one without the other."

He'd snicker at their puzzled faces.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 12, 2024 11:32 AM (9gDA7)

I'm kind of the opposite. I kind of ONLY believe in Hell.

Posted by: XTC at February 12, 2024 11:38 AM (sm6Pk)

166 In general, they sucked. But I'll agree with T. Bender that the Schwarzenegger ad was pretty funny.


that was good but I think mostly for the Danny DeVito appearance

but overall the ads depended way WAY too much on celeb appearances - it was odd. I have to think the celebs wanted the exposure honestly. in advertising it's known to be a crutch - it's not considered creative to do this. and ALL the ads (almost all) did it. they were helping the old celebs and the young "celebs" grab some cash I think.

the list of good ads is short - that one, the Chris Walken BMW one, the Poppi one (no celebs!!!) and the mullet Kawasaki one (had celebs but fairly obscure ones so didnt depend too much on them).

the poppi one was really the only better-than-average one the whole night. told you about product, showed lifestyle/brand impression, got you curious. hit all the right buttons for a new brand.

Dan Levy was horrendous for the other "new brand" rollout - just trying way, way too hard. he did a terrible job with that campaign.

Posted by: BlackOrchidZ at February 12, 2024 11:38 AM (AcWfM)

167 134
Are you sure you want us operating by those rules?
Posted by: Methos at February 12, 2024 11:33 AM (Dnobf)


He and his ilk think they are above reproach. Can't help but notice that he couldn't be bothered to cite one verse that backs up what he said either.

But I'm sure that he thinks "illegal alien" and "migrant" are the same thing.

Posted by: NR Pax at February 12, 2024 11:38 AM (4olE8)

168 >>What's larger than Lloyd Austin's prostate?

Joel Osteen's Go Fund Me account?

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 12, 2024 11:38 AM (eYF7X)

169 Then there is 21b that has the second sentence in bold which causes people who are 'fast' readers to click Yes and disqualify themselves.

The form has become quite the trap.
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 12, 2024 11:35 AM (Lns9i)


Anna,

Parts a. and l. of 21 are bolded, not b. Are you referring to the question about being the transferee or buyer?

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at February 12, 2024 11:39 AM (/HDaX)

170 "
“Many of the top-secret and classified documents [recovered from Joe Biden] concerned Ukraine during the time frame when Hunter Biden acted as an intermediary between Burisma’s owner, Mykola Zlochevsky, and the vice president.“
Posted by: JackStraw"

Huh. Would it be possible to get some fingerprints off the file folders or notebooks are something?

Posted by: fd at February 12, 2024 11:39 AM (vFG9F)

171 >>> What's larger than Lloyd Austin's prostate?
Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 12, 2024 11:34 AM (eYF7X)


Well, let's say this Twinkie represents the normal amount of prostate size in the New York area. Based on this morning's reading, it would be a Twinkie thirty-five feet long, weighing approximately six hundred pounds.

Posted by: That's a big twinkie at February 12, 2024 11:39 AM (CPrGm)

172 163 I think we're talking about Pascal's Wager. It's not disreputatble for someone who understands logic but doesn't have the gift of faith. Not everyone has faith and some struggle to believe. But Pascal said (And I'm hella summarizing) that to behave as if you have faith is the best-outcome gamble.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 12, 2024 11:34 AM (xcxpd)

I'm one of those people who finds faith a difficult thing to grasp. And yet, I could never use logic to assume I could kinda sorta get one passed God.

I would know what I was doing. I would know I didn't truly believe. And if I'm the logical sort, I would also know that it wouldn't work.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 12, 2024 11:37 AM (KbCG3)

Right. The key is that if you don't have enough faith to believe that God exists, you act as if God exists anyway. You try and maybe you die trying.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 12, 2024 11:39 AM (xcxpd)

173 Huh. Would it be possible to get some fingerprints off the file folders or notebooks are something?
Posted by: fd at

It's Hunter, I'm sure there is DNA aplenty.

Posted by: BruceWayne at February 12, 2024 11:39 AM (CIS44)

174 150 What I read indicates the shooter was 'Jeffrey" by birth, but adopted "Genesse" as his counterfeit name.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2024 11:35 AM (tkR6S)

"Genesee"? What, did he change his last name to "Cream Ale"?

Posted by: XTC at February 12, 2024 11:40 AM (sm6Pk)

175 168 >>What's larger than Lloyd Austin's prostate?

Michelle Obama's?

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at February 12, 2024 11:40 AM (PiwSw)

176 What I read indicates the shooter was 'Jeffrey" by birth, but adopted "Genesse" as his counterfeit name.


these guys always with the stripper names

dude just use "Jenny" for God's sake!

Posted by: BlackOrchidZ at February 12, 2024 11:40 AM (AcWfM)

177 The day atheists and non believers actually read the Bible in it's entirety, contextually, and are able to form cogent, factual opinions instead of bleating something they read online, or on a fortune cookie, quoting it as if it's biblical principle or scripture, is the day I will start to listen.
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Of course, they can't, because the god of this world has blinded them.

Posted by: Methos at February 12, 2024 11:40 AM (Dnobf)

178 Apparently his bladder now?
Posted by: Ian S. at February 12, 2024 11:37 AM (2ocoG)

Blowed up real good!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2024 11:40 AM (tkR6S)

179 But Pascal said (And I'm hella summarizing) that to behave as if you have faith is the best-outcome gamble.

But here's the rub: does Christianity say you get into heaven by behaving as if you have faith?

It does not. So how does Pascal's wager pay off?

Posted by: I doubt we can reason our way to salvation at February 12, 2024 11:41 AM (pjs7m)

180 This might shed some light on the gender issue. Adam's apple or no?

https://is.gd/fjprm5

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at February 12, 2024 11:41 AM (PiwSw)

181 Dan Levy was horrendous for the other "new brand" rollout - just trying way, way too hard. he did a terrible job with that campaign.
Posted by: BlackOrchidZ at February 12, 2024 11:38 AM (AcWfM)

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Love how he insists he got where he was due to his own hard work, and not because of his father.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 12, 2024 11:41 AM (DRSnL)

182 God probably understands logical people who have a problem with faith. If their thought processes brings them to a logical conclusion on the side of belief, why does it matter how they got there?

Posted by: fd at February 12, 2024 11:41 AM (vFG9F)

183 "What's larger than Lloyd Austin's prostate?"


Obummer's ego.

Posted by: Gref at February 12, 2024 11:41 AM (5fDan)

184 152 The 4473 now has three choices for residence - inside city limits, outside city limits, or not sure.

Then there is 21b that has the second sentence in bold which causes people who are 'fast' readers to click Yes and disqualify themselves.

The form has become quite the trap.
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 12, 2024 11:35 AM (Lns9i)

Not an accident

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 12, 2024 11:41 AM (xcxpd)

185 Love how he insists he got where he was due to his own hard work, and not because of his father.
Posted by: Jordan61

And has done absolutely nothing since "hitting it big" in Schitt's Creek.

Posted by: BruceWayne at February 12, 2024 11:42 AM (CIS44)

186 Loving your brother and imploring them not to live in sin and accept Jesus Christ as their Savior, isn't an endorsement or approval of their sins. It's quite the opposite. This construct is noted in the Bible many times.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 12, 2024 11:42 AM (VwNzI)

187 The form has become quite the trap.

And it changes frequently. Per my FFL, most recently less than 2 weeks ago. It's important to take a few seconds and actually read what you're signing your name to.

Posted by: Oddbob at February 12, 2024 11:42 AM (sNc8Y)

188 It does not. So how does Pascal's wager pay off?

Indirectly. By encouraging those who'd otherwise ignore the issue to start pursuing the path to faith.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at February 12, 2024 11:42 AM (/HDaX)

189 The day that Christians take a good look at their Bible and apply it will be the day I stop mocking them for ignoring what in the Bible conflicts with their politics

The penalty for causing an abortion is just 2 shekels, not death
Israel allows 16 yo prostitution
Migrants must be treated equally as citizens
Posted by: Paul banned at February 12, 2024 11:26 AM (loBTD)

Ahhh... one of these idiots.

Yes, the very text where we get the words "Eye for an eye" (That goes on to say: tooth for a tooth, life for a life) when talking about damage to a child from hitting a pregnant woman REALLY just says that it only costs 2 shekels for killing the baby.

The willful misreading ought to be mocked.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 12, 2024 11:42 AM (N1tpc)

190 Watching coverage of the Lakewood shooter leads me to believe you can't have a city over 100K without a black top cop. With four stars on his collar.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at February 12, 2024 11:43 AM (0EOe9)

191 The willful misreading ought to be mocked.
Posted by: Formerly Virginian

But paul read it on the interent. so it must be true.

Posted by: BruceWayne at February 12, 2024 11:43 AM (CIS44)

192 >>"What's larger than Lloyd Austin's prostate?"


Lloyd ain't gots not prostate no mo.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2024 11:43 AM (LkLld)

193 And has done absolutely nothing since "hitting it big" in Schitt's Creek.
Posted by: BruceWayne at February 12, 2024 11:42 AM (CIS44)

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Which people only watched for Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 12, 2024 11:43 AM (DRSnL)

194
"Genesee"? What, did he change his last name to "Cream Ale"?
Posted by: XTC


Ha ha. What a stupid name!

Posted by: Mickey Big Mouth at February 12, 2024 11:43 AM (63Dwl)

195 Which people only watched for Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara.
Posted by: Jordan61

True, but the sister did crack me up too.

Posted by: BruceWayne at February 12, 2024 11:44 AM (CIS44)

196 One of my kids has this friend whose family is textbook left wing. They have the “we believe” sign, in front of the house, the mom is involved in local Dem politics, the dad is a lawyer, the works.

To my absolute shock, my kid was invited by them to attend a church thing, over the weekend some Valentine’s Day party. And I was like what? They go to church? And my kid was like yeah they’re very religious, church every Sunday.

People will surprise you.


Posted by: Montec at February 12, 2024 11:44 AM (bWsRe)

197 "What's larger than Lloyd Austin's prostate?"


Obummer's ego.
Posted by: Gref at February 12, 2024 11:41 AM (5fDan)

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LOL. I was trying to think of someone with a huge ego, so I could answer this. You nailed it.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 12, 2024 11:44 AM (DRSnL)

198 The trans Osteen church shooter looks exactly as expected.

http://tinyurl.com/58ap5xe4

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 12, 2024 11:44 AM (eYF7X)

199 yeah I think Lakewood shooter is a female actually

transitioning to male

Posted by: BlackOrchidZ at February 12, 2024 11:44 AM (AcWfM)

200 I think Buck is conflating religious zeal with people's need to show they are superior to others through abidance to "the rules."

Not all people, but some. I have seen it with safety regulations, religion, and of course wokism. It is a combination of asserting social superiority and use of an indirect authority.

And I do think there is an evolutionary role here. They gain status by being the ones who protect the group. They protect the group by knowing the rules and pushing others to follow the rules. This gives them virtue.

What Buck said is also true, but there are two different mechanisms at play (IMHO)

The difference is that what we see in many church ladies personality types has nothing to do with religion, it is driven by asserting their superiority and having power through "virtue."

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at February 12, 2024 11:44 AM (jvesK)

201 193 And has done absolutely nothing since "hitting it big" in Schitt's Creek.
Posted by: BruceWayne at February 12, 2024 11:42 AM (CIS44)

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Which people only watched for Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara.
Posted by: Jordan61 at February 12, 2024 11:43 AM (DRSnL)

Only? False. The sister was quite hot and funny.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 12, 2024 11:44 AM (KbCG3)

202 Adding to the cultural moral confusion of the role of Christianity is that insipid "He Gets Us" ad campaign that reduces Jesus' entire message into some kind of "Nah, bruh... we're good" forgiveness, because the Savior wasn't afraid of addressing sinners. (The Super Bowl ad was extra-cringey -- making a clear denunciation of Christians as perpetrators of "hate" in society.) Forgetting entirely that when Jesus defended or elevated the forgotten in society, he admonished them to "repent and sin no more," urging them to follow him, is not an oversight by the sponsors of the ads; it's the point of them -- lulling people into believing Grace and Forgiveness are cheap. They were the most costly gift of all.

Posted by: red speck at February 12, 2024 11:44 AM (0Id0S)

203 This might shed some light on the gender issue. Adam's apple or no?

https://is.gd/fjprm5


Good one. No adam's apple, it's an F-to-M. So "Genessee" was the birth name and "Jeffrey" is the fake name.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 12, 2024 11:44 AM (2ocoG)

204 I see the little troll fairy has arrived to confirm our interpretation of the left’s Jesus commercials.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at February 12, 2024 11:45 AM (jbnUc)

205 True, but the sister did crack me up too.


she was great!

I liked Chris Elliot and his wife a lot as well

Posted by: BlackOrchidZ at February 12, 2024 11:45 AM (AcWfM)

206 But here's the rub: does Christianity say you get into heaven by behaving as if you have faith?

It does not. So how does Pascal's wager pay off?
Posted by: I doubt we can reason our way to salvation at February 12, 2024 11:41 AM (pjs7m)

Grace. If you act as if God is real and good and do your best to act accordingly, the gamble is that you will spend eternity with God. If you're wrong and there is no God...you don't lose anything except perhaps the ability to indulge your appetites.

Pascal's Wager is at least stretching your hand out, even if you aren't sure there is anyone to take it. If that makes sense.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 12, 2024 11:45 AM (xcxpd)

207 European Parliament condemns massacre of Christians in Nigeria, blames climate change

Posted by: SMOD at February 12, 2024 11:45 AM (RHGPo)

208 she was great!

I liked Chris Elliot and his wife a lot as well
Posted by: BlackOrchidZ at

Chris Elliot is always fun when he pops up in stuff.

Posted by: BruceWayne at February 12, 2024 11:45 AM (CIS44)

209 Also note that the tranny shooter born in El Salvador is identified as "non-Hispanic white" so the media can say it's a white guy.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 12, 2024 11:45 AM (2ocoG)

210 What's larger than Lloyd Austin's prostate?
Posted by: Maj. Healey


His sense of worth?
Posted by: rickb223 at February 12, 2024 11:36 AM (G8h7g)


The level of my indifference?

Posted by: Diogenes at February 12, 2024 11:46 AM (W/lyH)

211 True, but the sister did crack me up too.
Posted by: BruceWayne at February 12, 2024 11:44 AM (CIS44)

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She was good. A Little Bit Alexis was awesome.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 12, 2024 11:46 AM (DRSnL)

212 >>BREAKING: Lakewood Church shooter identified as a transgender, legal name Genesse Moreno but went by the name “Jeffrey.”

http://tinyurl.com/yc2wx5fe
http://tinyurl.com/yzcr7hfp

The news photos of him/her/it don't look super trans? Our particularly crazy. We'll see as things develop, I guess.

Posted by: Admiral Ackbar at February 12, 2024 11:46 AM (JCZqz)

213 >>> "Genesee"? What, did he change his last name to "Cream Ale"?
Posted by: XTC at February 12, 2024 11:40 AM (sm6Pk)

That is good stuff but I have not seen them in the south much at all.

Posted by: That's a big twinkie at February 12, 2024 11:46 AM (CPrGm)

214 The first revival occurred in the late '60s,

...

We've had Three Great Awakenings; some argue the revivals in the 60's constitute a fourth.

But yes we desperately need another one.

Posted by: TexasDan at February 12, 2024 11:46 AM (z/ifB)

215 Additional Blond Agent

I am reading the official 4473 21b on the ATF web-site and I am going WTF? Because the 4473 used by Wal-Mart's 21b is longer and has a highlighted sentence that has tripped up buyers in my presence and got them denied.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 12, 2024 11:46 AM (Lns9i)

216 202 Adding to the cultural moral confusion of the role of Christianity is that insipid "He Gets Us" ad campaign that reduces Jesus' entire message into some kind of "Nah, bruh... we're good" forgiveness, because the Savior wasn't afraid of addressing sinners. (The Super Bowl ad was extra-cringey -- making a clear denunciation of Christians as perpetrators of "hate" in society.) Forgetting entirely that when Jesus defended or elevated the forgotten in society, he admonished them to "repent and sin no more," urging them to follow him, is not an oversight by the sponsors of the ads; it's the point of them -- lulling people into believing Grace and Forgiveness are cheap. They were the most costly gift of all.


that was so well said red speck I just copied it all.

thank you. even The Chosen sometimes walks a little bit towards the line on this issue, but then they usually clarify but you still wonder ... I've heard bad things about Season 4 but am trying to stay unspoiled until I can watch it at the end of April

Posted by: BlackOrchidZ at February 12, 2024 11:46 AM (AcWfM)

217 Re 200

I just got up. Insomnia. It is almost 2AM and I just made coffee so I am half asleep.
I don't think I am coherent yet so please then thing I try say. OK?

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at February 12, 2024 11:46 AM (jvesK)

218 Off egon sock

Posted by: banana Dream at February 12, 2024 11:47 AM (CPrGm)

219 And my kid was like yeah they’re very religious, church every Sunday.

People will surprise you.

Posted by: Montec at February 12, 2024 11:44 AM (bWsRe)


Hold on there. Which church? The ones that fly the Black Lives Matter and Rainbow flags? The ones where the pastor wears a Planned Parenthood stole and celebrates her abortion?

Discernment.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at February 12, 2024 11:47 AM (PiwSw)

220 He and his ilk think they are above reproach. Can't help but notice that he couldn't be bothered to cite one verse that backs up what he said either.

But I'm sure that he thinks "illegal alien" and "migrant" are the same thing.
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They aren't, and neither are what ancient Israel's laws are dealing with. The vast majority of non-Israelites in Israel were descendants of either the mixed multitude that came out of Egypt with them or conquered (non-annihilated) peoples of Canaan, so a lot of that is God saying "you made this bed, now lie in it."

Posted by: Methos at February 12, 2024 11:47 AM (Dnobf)

221 214 We've had Three Great Awakenings; some argue the revivals in the 60's constitute a fourth.

But yes we desperately need another one.
Posted by: TexasDan at February 12, 2024 11:46 AM (z/ifB)

=========

If one was going on right now, would the media report on it?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 12, 2024 11:47 AM (GBKbO)

222 To be a logical atheist would require one not to follow an altruism philosophy at all.

Someone mistakenly gives you $20 extra change back you keep it. You find a wallet , you keep the money in it. Someone is drowning you don’t risk your life attempting to save them , etc. To do so is contradictory to evolutionary survival theory.

That there are altruistic atheists tells me the human conscience is more than just an evolutionary trait.

Posted by: Naples Yellow at February 12, 2024 11:47 AM (MNhXM)

223 Folks, I know that I am a huge lurker and not part of the in crowd but trust me you will love this movie. Has stars, good budget and time travel !

Time Changer 2002

Posted by: anon at February 12, 2024 11:47 AM (RqMDa)

224 Society would be much better off if these Church Ladies of the Left participated in an actual local church congregation

they do, usually mainline protestant churches -- look for the rainbow flag by the cross

Posted by: brak at February 12, 2024 11:48 AM (25k9m)

225 But everyone knew her as Nancy.
Posted by: The Beagles at February 12, 2024 11:23 AM (63Dwl)

“Hey, Genesse!”

Posted by: The Giny Blossoms at February 12, 2024 11:48 AM (5h/8D)

226 The closest you may get to your wish is through an Anon outfit's 12 step program's principles of recovery: Acceptance, hope, faith, courage, honesty, patience, humility, willingness, brotherly love, integrity, self-discipline, and service.

The vogue for awhile has leaned more towards the Universal Church, Quakers, even Mandragora Magika.
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Many years ago, the lady (a "good" Catholic who had raised 5 children of her own) who sat my kids was such a person. She once called out her front door that a neighborhood kid should not be damaging (scratching the paint off) someone's new car which was parked on the public street. When the parents of that kid - a longtime neighborhood menace - came home from work, he told them he was publically & loudly scolded. Then I (and several other individuals) took off from work for several days to attend district court on her behalf after the parent's pressed charges. She was given a warning and paid court costs, again, many years ago.

People are more apt to direct broad criticisms to "normal" appearing groups of adults to avoid the potential for an ass-kicking.

Posted by: L - And now the King of BS can't remember last evening so let it go at February 12, 2024 11:48 AM (GshMh)

227 >>The news photos of him/her/it don't look super trans? Our particularly crazy. We'll see as things develop, I guess.

I was born at night but it wasn't last night, Akbar.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2024 11:48 AM (LkLld)

228 What's larger than Lloyd Austin's prostate?
Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 12, 2024 11:34 AM

Stacy Abrams pinky finger.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 12, 2024 11:49 AM (4p0Xq)

229 Odd that CNN doesn't mention Lakewood Church shooter identified as a transgender, legal name Genesse Moreno but went by the name “Jeffrey.”

Posted by: SMOD at February 12, 2024 11:49 AM (RHGPo)

230 So it successfully transitioned to dead. Congrats.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 12, 2024 11:49 AM (4p0Xq)

231 I've said this many time.

They used to be the sandy twat 'Moral Majority' skanks, the ones that wanted to ban Monty Python's Life Of Brian, were responsible for pushing for Prohibition (and Blue Laws - which is laws against what kind of alcohol you can sell on Sunday, which still exist in a number of places), and were protesting bands like KISS.

They have long since become the Karens of the left, applying the same tactics of demanding that anything THEY don't like be banned, and calling anybody that protests their chosen slew of names.

The only difference between then and now is the political party they are on, and the insults have changed from 'heathen, immoral, devil worshipper' to 'bigot, racist, transphobe'.

Posted by: DudeAbiding at February 12, 2024 11:50 AM (setIA)

232 Odd that CNN doesn't mention Lakewood Church shooter identified as a transgender, legal name Genesse Moreno but went by the name “Jeffrey.”
Posted by: SMOD at February 12, 2024 11:49 AM (

They'll get around to it I am SURE!

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 12, 2024 11:50 AM (4p0Xq)

233 I am reading the official 4473 21b on the ATF web-site and I am going WTF? Because the 4473 used by Wal-Mart's 21b is longer and has a highlighted sentence that has tripped up buyers in my presence and got them denied.
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 12, 2024 11:46 AM (Lns9i)



Interesting. That makes me wonder who's holding the correct form right now. It isn't necessarily the ATF. >8^O

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at February 12, 2024 11:50 AM (/HDaX)

234 221 If one was going on right now, would the media report on it?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 12, 2024 11:47 AM (GBKbO)

If one was going on right now, it would be Islamic.

Posted by: XTC at February 12, 2024 11:50 AM (sm6Pk)

235 Odd that CNN doesn't mention Lakewood Church shooter identified as a transgender, legal name Genesse Moreno but went by the name “Jeffrey.”
Posted by: SMOD at February 12, 2024 11:49 AM (

They'll get around to it I am SURE!
Posted by: Minnfidel

Just as soon as they get to the TN tranny shooter manifesto.

Posted by: BruceWayne at February 12, 2024 11:51 AM (CIS44)

236 Only? False. The sister was quite hot and funny.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 12, 2024 11:44 AM (KbCG3)

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She was very good but my point is that nobody was all, "oh look, Annie Murphy and Dan Levy are in a new show, let's watch it!"

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 12, 2024 11:51 AM (DRSnL)

237 I'm one of those people who finds faith a difficult thing to grasp. And yet, I could never use logic to assume I could kinda sorta get one passed God.

I would know what I was doing. I would know I didn't truly believe. And if I'm the logical sort, I would also know that it wouldn't work.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 12, 2024 11:37 AM (KbCG3)

God wisely provided a good example for you in the Gospels:

"Lord, I believe, help my unbelief."

This was from a man who realized he didn't have faith, but wanted to. (To save his child.)

It's the same for us. We don't have enough faith, but we can ask for it.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 12, 2024 11:51 AM (N1tpc)

238 Odd that CNN doesn't mention Lakewood Church shooter identified as a transgender, legal name Genesse Moreno but went by the name “Jeffrey.”
Posted by: SMOD at February 12, 2024 11:49 AM (RHGPo)

Gonna have to do an autopsy to make sure, I guess.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2024 11:51 AM (tkR6S)

239 That Lazer eye Biden Tweet is from The real Biden?

Posted by: Skip at February 12, 2024 11:52 AM (fwDg9)

240 Society would be much better off if these Church Ladies of the Left participated in an actual local church congregation as an outlet for their judgment and scolding, rather than seeking to re-organize society in a way that ensures everyone lives an equally joyless life.

No thank you very much.

Scolding and judgemental attitudes do not belong in a Christian church. We strive to encourage one another, but we must keep in mind that Jesus is our Master. Each of us must please Him first before we worry about what other humans think of us.

These leftist scolds hate Christianity because Christians want to be who Christ made them to be, rather than what the lefties (who make up heavy burdens for others) think they should be.

Yes, I have one of these scolds in my family. She can't stand it if someone doesn't devote their lives to seeking her approval.

Posted by: Emmie at February 12, 2024 11:52 AM (oZ3Fs)

241 Buried in the new Senate Ukraine funding bill is an Ackbar for Trump. The bill would require the next president to continue funding Ukraine and if he didn't we all know what would happen.

Mitch is a Democrat.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2024 11:52 AM (LkLld)

242 The Russian ship Moskva transitioned to submarine. Congrats.

Posted by: SMOD at February 12, 2024 11:52 AM (RHGPo)

243 "There was no better Sunday School student - or tattletale - than these momma’s boys and junior church ladies."

Hey! I was and am a momma's boy. But was a crappy SS student and never a tattletale (just the opposite).

Posted by: Elric Blade at February 12, 2024 11:53 AM (iFTx/)

244 187 The form has become quite the trap.

And it changes frequently. Per my FFL, most recently less than 2 weeks ago. It's important to take a few seconds and actually read what you're signing your name to.

Posted by: Oddbob at February 12, 2024 11:42 AM (sNc8Y)


Critically important. Mandatory.

Posted by: Gref at February 12, 2024 11:53 AM (5fDan)

245 >>> The news photos of him/her/it don't look super trans? Our particularly crazy. We'll see as things develop, I guess.
Posted by: Admiral Ackbar at February 12, 2024 11:46 AM (JCZqz)


The Illogical Song

Posted by: banana Dream at February 12, 2024 11:53 AM (CPrGm)

246 227 >>The news photos of him/her/it don't look super trans? Our particularly crazy. We'll see as things develop, I guess.

I was born at night but it wasn't last night, Akbar.
Posted by: JackStraw

Lol. To be fair...I felt a little slimy using this event for my shtick, so the first link is actually to ThePostMillenial, and is the photo they're claiming is the shooter.

The second link, however, is what you've come to expect from your friend The Admiral.

Posted by: Admiral Ackbar at February 12, 2024 11:53 AM (JCZqz)

247 If one was going on right now, would the media report on it?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 12, 2024 11:47 AM (GBKbO)

...

I have a feeling when they happen, you don't need the media telling you it's happening.

Posted by: TexasDan at February 12, 2024 11:54 AM (z/ifB)

248 Adding to the cultural moral confusion of the role of Christianity is that insipid "He Gets Us" ad campaign that reduces Jesus' entire message into some kind of "Nah, bruh... we're good" forgiveness, because the Savior wasn't afraid of addressing sinners. (The Super Bowl ad was extra-cringey -- making a clear denunciation of Christians as perpetrators of "hate" in society.) Forgetting entirely that when Jesus defended or elevated the forgotten in society, he admonished them to "repent and sin no more," urging them to follow him, is not an oversight by the sponsors of the ads; it's the point of them -- lulling people into believing Grace and Forgiveness are cheap. They were the most costly gift of all.
Posted by: red speck at February 12, 2024 11:44 AM (0Id0S)

Exactly. To the women caught in adultery that he spared from execution, he didn't say "Now forget about those haters because LOVE IS LOVE."

He said "Go and sin no more."

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 12, 2024 11:54 AM (N1tpc)

249 137
‘ Dood's either the antiChrist or’

I’d feel like Satan was insulting my intelligence if he sends an Antichrist as stupid as FJB.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at February 12, 2024 11:54 AM (jbnUc)

250 That Lazer eye Biden Tweet is from The real Biden?/i]

Yes, it's real. Biden posted it on both X and Instagram.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 12, 2024 11:55 AM (2ocoG)

251 186 Loving your brother and imploring them not to live in sin and accept Jesus Christ as their Savior, isn't an endorsement or approval of their sins. It's quite the opposite. This construct is noted in the Bible many times.
______

You right-wing, judgemental MAGAts need to love your neighbor who might be a female to male trans abortion recipient drug addict. Us correct thinking non-judgemental lefties already love these neighbors.
-The 'He gets us' commercial's writers and producers

Posted by: Chuck Martel at February 12, 2024 11:56 AM (fs1hN)

252 That Biden tweet is just proof that political social media is about getting likes from the engaged base, not actually communicating anything or trying to convince anyone of anything.

It's about chasing likes for political staffers.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 12, 2024 11:56 AM (GBKbO)

253 I’d feel like Satan was insulting my intelligence if he sends an Antichrist as stupid as FJB.

I've said for a while that Obama was too dumb to be the Antichrist, and that goes triple for FJB.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 12, 2024 11:56 AM (2ocoG)

254 Sergey Antonov, the head of the Russian Committee-2024 association, has submitted a request to the Russian Investigative Committee demanding the prosecution of President Vladimir Putin for the rehabilitation of Nazism. The request was prompted by an interview Putin gave to American journalist Tucker Carlson, in which the Russian leader commented on the events of World War II. Antonov believes that Putin's statements represent "a denial of facts established by the judgment of the International Military Tribunal for the trial and punishment of the major war criminals of the European Axis countries, and an approval of crimes stated in said judgment."

Posted by: SMOD at February 12, 2024 11:56 AM (RHGPo)

255 The Russian ship Moskva transitioned to submarine. Congrats.
Posted by: SMOD at February 12, 2024 11:52 AM (RHGPo)


The Moskva sank about ten months ago. Did the Rooskis raise the ship and convert it?

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at February 12, 2024 11:56 AM (/HDaX)

256 Someone pulling Sundowner puppet strings has a evil sense of humor

Posted by: Skip at February 12, 2024 11:56 AM (fwDg9)

257 It's amazing how happy and content trannies become once they're allowed to be who they really are. /sarc

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 12, 2024 11:56 AM (zssUw)

258 @241

>>Mitch is a Democrat.

Mitch richly deserves a ride on the Wood Chipper Destiny.


But it does raise a point of if they believe Trump is going to win the presidency, that the number of traps they are going to lay for him and his potential cabinet members are going to be staggering.

Pro-Tip to anyone on the Trump President-Elect Team, do not have any phone conversations or otherwise with Russians or anyone about anything before Trump takes the oath of office.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 12, 2024 11:57 AM (rc3Z7)

259 257 It's amazing how happy and content trannies become once they're allowed to be who they really are. /sarc
Posted by: Northernlurker at February 12, 2024 11:56 AM (zssUw)

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"Their happiness?"
-Hospital admins and insurance reps having lunch at the Ritz

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 12, 2024 11:57 AM (GBKbO)

260 Buried in the new Senate Ukraine funding bill is an Ackbar for Trump. The bill would require the next president to continue funding Ukraine and if he didn't we all know what would happen.

Mitch is a Democrat.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2024 11:52 AM (LkLl

Similar to the ten year aid package they passed for Israel about 4 or 5 years ago. I don’t agree with that either though I agree with providing aid.

Posted by: Naples Yellow at February 12, 2024 11:57 AM (MNhXM)

261 White Tennessee Democrat Congressman Steve Cohen was incensed that Super Bowl fans did not stand in respect for what he called the “Negro National Anthem” during Sunday night’s big game.

.. which black nation is he talking about ?

Posted by: SMOD at February 12, 2024 11:58 AM (RHGPo)

262 Sergey Antonov didn't kill himself

Posted by: Skip at February 12, 2024 11:58 AM (fwDg9)

263 That Biden tweet is just proof that political social media is about getting likes from the engaged base, not actually communicating anything or trying to convince anyone of anything.

The Dem base really, really loves the "Dark Brandon" meme. Nobody else does, so that checks out.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 12, 2024 11:58 AM (2ocoG)

264 There is much irony in the tranny trying to shoot up Osteen’s church because Osteen runs a fake church. There’s nothing Christian about his message…. I’m certain he’d tell the tranny she can “live her best life now” as a “he” is that provides her with self actualization….

Osteen’s operation is a fake for his grifting; I’ve never heard him say anything remotely Christian

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at February 12, 2024 11:59 AM (1jdMT)

265 Heh. OT. Genessee Cream Ale. There was a semi dive bar in my home town.The biggest gold mine I ever saw. Their claim to fame was 3 small mugs, maybe 10 oz of Genny for a buck. Next door to the place was a "small" manufacturer employing about a hundred. Across the street, two other plants with 2-3 hundred each. That bar went through over 36 half kegs per weekly delivery. All three plants are closed, weeds growing through the asphalt in the parking lots, and the bar is no more.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at February 12, 2024 11:59 AM (0EOe9)

266 263 That Biden tweet is just proof that political social media is about getting likes from the engaged base, not actually communicating anything or trying to convince anyone of anything.

The Dem base really, really loves the "Dark Brandon" meme. Nobody else does, so that checks out.
Posted by: Ian S. at February 12, 2024 11:58 AM (2ocoG)

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Yeah, and "Biden" posting it is just signaling to his base that he's hip like them.

It's like when Mitch posted the Cocaine Mitch meme after he won his last election.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 12, 2024 11:59 AM (GBKbO)

267 Buried in the new Senate Ukraine funding bill is an Ackbar for Trump. The bill would require the next president to continue funding Ukraine and if he didn't we all know what would happen.

Some actual journalist should be asking McConnell and others what's so important to them personally about Ukraine. Maybe O'Keefe can do his next gay sting on Lindsey Graham.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 12, 2024 11:59 AM (2ocoG)

268 Society would be much better off if these Church Ladies of the Left participated in an actual local church congregation as an outlet for their judgment and scolding, rather than seeking to re-organize society in a way that ensures everyone lives an equally joyless life.

No thank you very much...

--

It's the reason they're where they are. They try it in actual Christ-crucified churches and are told that nonsense isn't welcome and won't be tolerated.

They're welcome to attend, same as any and all sinners. They aren't welcome to celebrate their sins or insist we wave flags.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Scientists can't even figure out how many moons the Earth has at February 12, 2024 11:59 AM (WF0+t)

269 It's about chasing likes for political staffers.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison,

Or changing the subject to something irrelevant.
Obama was never happier than when people were talking about his birth certificate since that meant they were not talking about how he was a muslim commie incompetent queer scum asshole.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at February 12, 2024 11:59 AM (jvesK)

270 Sergey Antonov, the head of the Russian Committee-2024 association, has submitted a request to the Russian Investigative Committee demanding the prosecution of President Vladimir Putin for the rehabilitation of Nazism. The request was prompted by an interview Putin gave to American journalist Tucker Carlson, in which the Russian leader commented on the events of World War II. Antonov believes that Putin's statements represent "a denial of facts established by the judgment of the International Military Tribunal for the trial and punishment of the major war criminals of the European Axis countries, and an approval of crimes stated in said judgment."
Posted by: SMOD at February 12, 2024 11:56 AM (RHGPo)

Huh? That makes as much sense as the various prosecutions of Donald Trump, Sheer projection.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2024 11:59 AM (tkR6S)

271 We will not have any more great awakenings because we went from "may God bless America", a request, to "God Bless America", a command.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at February 12, 2024 11:59 AM (++4z6)

272 Well, some good news if you can believe it.

Democrat Strategists: No Way in Hell Michelle Obama Replaces Biden

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 12, 2024 12:00 PM (FVME7)

273 BREAKING: Lakewood Church shooter identified as a transgender

I'm shocked! Shocked!

I mean, what are the odds?

Posted by: Captain Louis Renault at February 12, 2024 12:00 PM (xttsV)

274 The Russian ship Moskva transitioned to submarine. Congrats.
Posted by: SMOD at February 12, 2024 11:52 AM (RHGPo)

The Moskva sank about ten months ago. Did the Rooskis raise the ship and convert it?
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at February 12, 2024 11:56 AM (/HDaX)

/blink, blink...

Working hard to prove the "blond" part of your nick?

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 12, 2024 12:00 PM (N1tpc)

275 Osteen’s operation is a fake for his grifting; I’ve never heard him say anything remotely Christian

The Bee gets a very steady stream of material out of him not being Christian.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 12, 2024 12:00 PM (2ocoG)

276 both have a specific Source rather than the random chance of evolution?

In the red circle of the desert, in the dark and secret place, the prophet discovers the obvious things. I do not say it merely as a sneer, for obvious things are very easily forgotten; and indeed every high civilisation decays by forgetting obvious things—G.K. Chesterton, The New Jerusalem

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at February 12, 2024 12:01 PM (PmqP5)

277 BREAKING: Lakewood Church shooter identified as a transgender

I'm shocked! Shocked!

I mean, what are the odds?
Posted by: Captain Louis Renault at February 12, 2024 12:00 PM (xttsV)

Breaking : Lakewood Motivational Center identifies as a Church.

Posted by: Naples Yellow at February 12, 2024 12:01 PM (MNhXM)

278 BREAKING: Lakewood Church shooter identified as a transgender

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We are no-joke up to something like 8 or 9 of the last 8 or 9 mass shooters that count to politicians and MSM (meaning white people doing it or potentially injured) being trannies.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Scientists can't even figure out how many moons the Earth has at February 12, 2024 12:01 PM (WF0+t)

279 Emergency workers in Trinidad and Tobago are racing to clean up a massive oil spill after a mystery vessel ran aground near the Caribbean island, casting a pall over Carnival tourism. The spill was "not under control" as of Sunday, said Prime Minister Keith Rowley, who added that the country is grappling with a national emergency. The mystery vessel capsized Wednesday in waters off the Caribbean island, having made no emergency calls, with no sign of crew, and no clear sign of ownership.

Posted by: SMOD at February 12, 2024 12:01 PM (RHGPo)

280 ValJar runs Kalorama. In a sense, just oversees that gov't is moving in the correct direction. JEF the dick slurper is nothing but a figurehead along for the ride. Same with Chewbacca.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at February 12, 2024 12:02 PM (R4t5M)

281 I found out last night that husband's old boss is running for Cathy McMorris-Rodgers's seat. He's a good guy, I hope he wins.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 12, 2024 12:02 PM (DRSnL)

282 >>Democrat Strategists: No Way in Hell Michelle Obama Replaces Biden

She can't. She's preparing for the NBA draft.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2024 12:02 PM (LkLld)

283 rather than the random chance of evolution?

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I'm pretty certain precise order can arrange itself from chaos, Science Denier.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Scientists can't even figure out how many moons the Earth has at February 12, 2024 12:02 PM (WF0+t)

284 Recent meme I saw: (poorly remembered)

A recent alcoholic fried was saying that when he is late for church he gets dirty looks and made to feel inferior.

But when he is late for his AA meeting he is met with hugs and love. Because they understand that him being late meant he almost didn't come and almost lost the battle with sin that we all fight every day.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at February 12, 2024 12:03 PM (jvesK)

285 >Yes, it's real. Biden posted it on both X and Instagram.

Memes can't be harnessed by out-of-touch people. It can be ridden like a fickle current by the very observant.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 12, 2024 12:03 PM (cf/0E)

286 260 Buried in the new Senate Ukraine funding bill is an Ackbar for Trump. The bill would require the next president to continue funding Ukraine and if he didn't we all know what would happen.

Mitch is a Democrat.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 12, 2024 11:52 AM (LkLl

Similar to the ten year aid package they passed for Israel about 4 or 5 years ago. I don’t agree with that either though I agree with providing aid.

Posted by: Naples Yellow at February 12, 2024 11:57 AM (MNhXM)


It's not so much a trap as a straight-jacket. The Dems and cuck GOP'ers know that a bill to rescind these out-year requirements will never get 60 votes in the Senate to break a filibuster, if Trump is POTUS.

Posted by: Gref at February 12, 2024 12:04 PM (5fDan)

287 Emergency workers in Trinidad and Tobago are racing to clean up a massive oil spill after a mystery vessel ran aground near the Caribbean island, casting a pall over Carnival tourism. The spill was "not under control" as of Sunday, said Prime Minister Keith Rowley, who added that the country is grappling with a national emergency. The mystery vessel capsized Wednesday in waters off the Caribbean island, having made no emergency calls, with no sign of crew, and no clear sign of ownership.
Posted by: SMOD at February 12, 2024 12:01 PM (RHGPo)

It capsized after it ran aground, or before? One gets the sense the writers don't really know shit.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2024 12:04 PM (tkR6S)

288 Jennifer Aniston turned 55 yesterday. I leave this recent photo of her to discuss.

http://tinyurl.com/4y6hysm4

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 12, 2024 12:05 PM (eYF7X)

289 /blink, blink...

Working hard to prove the "blond" part of your nick?
Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 12, 2024 12:00 PM (N1tpc)


No, I was poking SMOD for bringing up old news as being new.

Blond indeed.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at February 12, 2024 12:05 PM (/HDaX)

290 The Bee gets a very steady stream of material out of him not being Christian.
Posted by: Ian S. at February 12, 2024 12:00 PM

Osteen is one of those who do more damage to people of faith than any atheist or satanist could ever do. It's sad so many fall for his snake oil, which is also I think what he puts in his hair.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 12, 2024 12:05 PM (4p0Xq)

291 @272

>>Well, some good news if you can believe it.
Democrat Strategists: No Way in Hell Michelle Obama Replaces Biden

I know the Constitution has been dead for quite some time, so bare with me...

YOU CANNOT SIMPLY SWAP OUT THE MEAT PUPPET WITHOUT ALSO SWAPPING OUT KAMALA.

That's not how this works, it's not how any of this works.


Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 12, 2024 12:05 PM (rc3Z7)

292 Medical Providers Call Biden’s Mental State Into Question

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Is the question just how crazy is he?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 12, 2024 12:06 PM (FVME7)

293 I have absolutely been most vocal Mooch is running, I am deathly afraid if she does and don't want her to, but it's a perfect storm idf she does and think it's a walk in to the WH

Posted by: Skip at February 12, 2024 12:06 PM (fwDg9)

294 Stop with the implicit acknowledgement of evolution.
We were created by God.

Posted by: Ain't no ape DNA in me at February 12, 2024 12:06 PM (NBVIP)

295
>>Democrat Strategists: No Way in Hell Michelle Obama Replaces Biden

She can't. She's preparing for the NBA draft.
Posted by: JackStraw


NFL

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 12, 2024 12:06 PM (63Dwl)

296 I never understood Trinidad and Tobago.

All the civil wars in the world and they somehow manage with a name like that.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at February 12, 2024 12:06 PM (jvesK)

297 291 YOU CANNOT SIMPLY SWAP OUT THE MEAT PUPPET WITHOUT ALSO SWAPPING OUT KAMALA.

That's not how this works, it's not how any of this works.


Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 12, 2024 12:05 PM (rc3Z7)

========

You also can't do it without Biden's permission. Biden has to agree to go.

Biden choosing to go out and gesticulate wildly in response to the IG report is proof enough to me that he has no plan on stepping aside.

If they want to replace him, they have to kill him.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 12, 2024 12:07 PM (GBKbO)

298 “Hey, Genesse!”

Posted by: The Giny Blossoms at February 12, 2024 11:48 AM (5h/8D)

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When I used to work in North San Diego County around La Jolla, there was a street called Genesee Avenue -- and every time I saw it I'd break into that Gin Blossoms tune with the appropriate word substitution.

Posted by: ShainS -- The Demoralization Will Continue Until Morale Improves at February 12, 2024 12:07 PM (yjxlv)

299 Jennifer Aniston turned 55 yesterday. I leave this recent photo of her to discuss.

http://tinyurl.com/4y6hysm4
Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 12, 2024 12:05 PM

Still wood.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 12, 2024 12:07 PM (4p0Xq)

300 Jennifer Aniston turned 55 yesterday. I leave this recent photo of her to discuss.

http://tinyurl.com/4y6hysm4
Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 12, 2024 12:05 PM (eYF7X)

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Well I'm not a guy, but as a woman I think she's messing with her face too much.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 12, 2024 12:07 PM (DRSnL)

301 >>281 I found out last night that husband's old boss is running for Cathy McMorris-Rodgers's seat. He's a good guy, I hope he wins.
Posted by: Jordan61

Me too. I can't stand RINO Cathy.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 12, 2024 12:07 PM (eYF7X)

302 It's the reason they're where they are. They try it in actual Christ-crucified churches and are told that nonsense isn't welcome and won't be tolerated.

They're welcome to attend, same as any and all sinners. They aren't welcome to celebrate their sins or insist we wave flags.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Scientists can't even figure out how many moons the Earth has at February 12, 2024 11:59 AM (WF0+t)

Some churches are still inundated with them. Look at the United Methodist church the last few years.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 12, 2024 12:07 PM (xaFKb)

303 A recent alcoholic fried was saying that when he is late for church he gets dirty looks and made to feel inferior.

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I understand what the made-up scenario is trying to convey, but if that's the case then the point should be that he's at the wrong church. I can't remember the last time I've seen someone give a latecomer a dirty look. It's always smiles at the ones I've been at, for the very reason the AA group gave hugs.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Scientists can't even figure out how many moons the Earth has at February 12, 2024 12:07 PM (WF0+t)

304 Down here at The First Unitarian Church Of The Blessed Rainbow, we celebrate all races, creeds, colors, sexual orientation, lifestyles, fetishes and quirks that our fellowship have or have a desire to have. Just don't ask us to celebrate the hateful and racist gospel as practiced by all them blasphemers and haters such as the Church Of Rome or those led astray by King James.

Posted by: Pastor Fredericka A. Butterface at February 12, 2024 12:07 PM (JF/W5)

305 Olsteen’s wife is worse than Olsteen if you can believe it.

Posted by: Naples Yellow at February 12, 2024 12:07 PM (MNhXM)

306 Osteen’s operation is a fake for his grifting; I’ve never heard him say anything remotely Christian

I went there once. It seemed to be a fairly basic message, and one often forgotten: you can petition God, and God will answer.

His interpretation of that (ignoring the mega church aspects) is the same as in the Bible. When you ask God for something, believe that God will answer. You will act very differently if you believe that God will answer than if you are just going pessimistically through the motions.

God does answer. Most people choose to sleep through the watches when God answers, because they know His answers mean work.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at February 12, 2024 12:07 PM (PmqP5)

307
You also can't do it without Biden's permission. Biden has to agree to go.

Biden choosing to go out and gesticulate wildly in response to the IG report is proof enough to me that he has no plan on stepping aside.

If they want to replace him, they have to kill him.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fin

Also the good doctor would never allow it.

Posted by: BruceWayne at February 12, 2024 12:07 PM (CIS44)

308
In that fact that it can always get worse, rumored around here if it's Harris stepping into President, it's Josh Shapiro for VP.

Lordly, help us.


Posted by: L - And now the King of BS can't remember last evening so let it go at February 12, 2024 12:08 PM (GshMh)

309 I put higher odds on Gretchen, Wicked Witch of the Midwest and Queen of the Karens.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 12, 2024 12:08 PM (Gse2f)

310 >>Well I'm not a guy, but as a woman I think she's messing with her face too much.
Posted by: Jordan61

Her face is starting to look like a worn out catchers mitt.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 12, 2024 12:08 PM (eYF7X)

311 Well I'm not a guy, but as a woman I think she's messing with her face too much.
Posted by: Jordan61 a

*Courtney Cox has entered the chat*

Posted by: BruceWayne at February 12, 2024 12:08 PM (CIS44)

312 If they want to replace him, they have to kill him.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 12, 2024 12:07 PM (GBKbO)

No problemo. On it.

Posted by: Teh FIB at February 12, 2024 12:08 PM (4p0Xq)

313 YOU CANNOT SIMPLY SWAP OUT THE MEAT PUPPET WITHOUT ALSO SWAPPING OUT KAMALA.

Is he talking about swapping in Mooch as president or as candidate? In the first case, you're correct as a Constitutional matter. In the second, you might still be correct but as a political question, not a legal one.

Posted by: Oddbob at February 12, 2024 12:08 PM (sNc8Y)

314 Also been vocal The Ho will not be the 2024 nomination

Posted by: Skip at February 12, 2024 12:08 PM (fwDg9)

315 This is all well and good, but what everyone wants to know is did Tay-Tay get back to Japan in time for her concert?
We kicked their ass in '45, but I'd hate to have to fight Japan again.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 12, 2024 12:09 PM (W/lyH)

316 You know who looks bad now?

Tina Fey. Her new Booking.com commercial makes her look awful. Glenn Close looks better.

Not that Fey was every primo hottie, but she looks terrible now.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 12, 2024 12:09 PM (GBKbO)

317 Well I'm not a guy, but as a woman I think she's messing with her face too much.
Posted by: Jordan61 at February 12, 2024 12:07 PM (DRSnL)

She looks like she should be dressed in oilskins, at the wheel of a schooner in a storm.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2024 12:09 PM (tkR6S)

318 The Marxists can't pull up enough vote fraud to get her over the line

Posted by: Skip at February 12, 2024 12:09 PM (fwDg9)

319 “If it be true (as it certainly is) that a man can feel exquisite happiness in skinning a cat, then the religious philosopher can only draw one of two deductions. He must either deny the existence of God, as all atheists do; or he must deny the present union between God and man, as all Christians do. The new theologians seem to think it a highly rationalistic solution to deny the cat.”— G. K. Chesterton (Orthodoxy)

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at February 12, 2024 12:09 PM (PmqP5)

320 (tries to find which denomination Osteen's church .... oh)

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Scientists can't even figure out how many moons the Earth has at February 12, 2024 12:10 PM (WF0+t)

321 150 Lakewood Church shooter identified as a transgender, legal name Genesse Moreno but went by the name “Jeffrey.” 🚨
Posted by: JackStraw

But everyone knew her as Nancy.
Posted by: The Beagles at February 12, 2024 11:23 AM (63Dwl)

Tremendous.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 12, 2024 11:27 AM (KbCG3)

What I read indicates the shooter was 'Jeffrey" by birth, but adopted "Genesse" as his counterfeit name.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
--------------------------------

That's the deal. Even this observant group is confused on the sex of the shooter. No objective truth. The words mean what they want them to mean at any given time therefore they are worthless.
What its sex is is meaningless. Sex is meaningless. Life is meaningless. Those that practice this whether in word or deed are dreadful people.

Whether faithful or practical practitioners like Ali and Pascal we are better off with the Bible as bottom line than not.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 12, 2024 12:10 PM (6ac8h)

322 314 Also been vocal The Ho will not be the 2024 nomination
Posted by: Skip at February 12, 2024 12:08 PM (fwDg9)

May not work, but Newsome will attempt to parachute in at the Dem Convention.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 12, 2024 12:10 PM (xaFKb)

323 I understand what the made-up scenario is trying to convey, but if that's the case then the point should be that he's at the wrong church.
Posted by: Moron Robbie

Yeah, that was my point. Certainly not that most churches are like that, but that some church people act that way -- the ones Buck is describing.

As I said above, I do not think this is part of a "religious instinct" but part of a social need to be superior to others and it happens everywhere, even churches.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at February 12, 2024 12:10 PM (jvesK)

324 Posted by: red speck at February 12, 2024 11:44 AM (0Id0S

I am trying to take a day off from news today, but my addiction kicked in and here I am. That was brilliant. Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 12, 2024 12:10 PM (TFDTo)

325 Tina Fey. Her new Booking.com commercial makes her look awful. Glenn Close looks better.

Not that Fey was every primo hottie, but she looks terrible now.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison,

The "Sasquatch Tina" was an improvement.

Posted by: BruceWayne at February 12, 2024 12:10 PM (CIS44)

326 ...anyway, we delivered Taylor Swift.

~Quint from Jaws

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 12, 2024 12:10 PM (cf/0E)

327 Biden Announces He's On TikTok, A Year After He Banned It On All Federal Devices

“Makes sense. TikTok is also owned by China...”

Posted by: SMOD at February 12, 2024 12:10 PM (RHGPo)

328 300
Well I'm not a guy, but as a woman I think she's messing with her face too much.
Posted by: Jordan61 at February 12, 2024 12:07 PM (DRSnL)

Agreed. I really do wish women would leave well enough alone.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 12, 2024 12:11 PM (N39Ws)

329 @297

>>If they want to replace him, they have to kill him.

As was noted, they could perhaps Agnew Kamala and Sic Semper Tyrannis The Meat Puppet, but I think that type of maneuvering will have massive deleterious effects.

The bottom line is that if The Meat Puppet can't continue then it's going to be Kamala as President and some Golden Child as the new VP.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 12, 2024 12:11 PM (rc3Z7)

330 “It is a system that might be symbolised by the telephone from headquarters standing by a man’s bed. He must have a relation to Government like his relation to God. That is, the more he goes into the inner chambers, and the more he closes the doors, the more he is alone with the law. The social machinery which makes such a State uniform and submissive will be worked outwards from the household…”—G. K. Chesterton, Eugenics and Other Evils

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at February 12, 2024 12:11 PM (PmqP5)

331 I found out last night that husband's old boss is running for Cathy McMorris-Rodgers's seat. He's a good guy, I hope he wins.
Posted by: Jordan61

Me too. I can't stand RINO Cathy.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 12, 2024 12:07 PM (eYF7X)

Reminded me to again ask Houston morons to vote and get out the vote for John Perez for 133 State Rep in his primary race against Mano DeAyala.

Posted by: Naples Yellow at February 12, 2024 12:12 PM (MNhXM)

332 That's the deal. Even this observant group is confused on the sex of the shooter. No objective truth. The words mean what they want them to mean at any given time therefore they are worthless.


Does he have a prostate?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 12, 2024 12:12 PM (G8h7g)

333 Posted by: Braenyard at February 12, 2024 12:10 PM (6ac8h)

What a surprise! When you celebrate people for doing crazy shit... like denying objective reality of their own bodies... they go on to do more crazy shit!

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 12, 2024 12:12 PM (xaFKb)

334 As I said above, I do not think this is part of a "religious instinct" but part of a social need to be superior to others and it happens everywhere, even churches.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest

--

Ah, I gotcha.

Semi related and just because I like it: I saw "the more you miss church the less you miss church" on a sign when I was younger and it has stuck with me ever since.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Scientists can't even figure out how many moons the Earth has at February 12, 2024 12:12 PM (WF0+t)

335 Tina Fey. Her new Booking.com commercial makes her look awful. Glenn Close looks better.
_____

Glenn Close looks aight.
-Eric Stolz in "Mask" makup

Posted by: Chuck Martel at February 12, 2024 12:12 PM (fs1hN)

336 Lakewood Church shooter identified as a transgender, legal name Genesse Moreno but went by the name “Jeffrey.” 🚨
Posted by: JackStraw

What about the 5yr old kid "it" brought? Kid was shot and is in ICU. What is the relationship between "it" and the kiddo?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 12, 2024 12:12 PM (N39Ws)

337 Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 12, 2024 12:05 PM (eYF7X)

Like most "celebrities", she has dead eyes. No joy, no happiness, just nothing.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 12, 2024 12:12 PM (cRrcX)

338 299 Jennifer Aniston turned 55 yesterday. I leave this recent photo of her to discuss.

http://tinyurl.com/4y6hysm4
Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 12, 2024 12:05 PM
________

She looks OK. Doesn't look happy though. I think this is an unfiltered photo that shows what she really looks like. Nothing like this would make it into a glamor magazine without heavy filtering.

Posted by: Elric Blade at February 12, 2024 12:13 PM (iFTx/)

339 tries to find which denomination Osteen's church .... oh)
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Scientists can't even figure out how many moons the Earth has at February 12, 2024 12:10 PM (WF0+t)

His father was a respected Baptist preacher.

Posted by: Naples Yellow at February 12, 2024 12:13 PM (MNhXM)

340 Does he have a prostate?
Posted by: rickb223 at February 12, 2024 12:12 PM (G8h7g)

If so, he won't be needing it any more, hint, hint.

Posted by: Lloyd Austin at February 12, 2024 12:13 PM (tkR6S)

341 I went there once. It seemed to be a fairly basic message, and one often forgotten: you can petition God, and God will answer.

His interpretation of that (ignoring the mega church aspects) is the same as in the Bible. When you ask God for something, believe that God will answer. You will act very differently if you believe that God will answer than if you are just going pessimistically through the motions.

God does answer. Most people choose to sleep through the watches when God answers, because they know His answers mean work.
Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at February 12, 2024 12:07 PM (PmqP5)

But God’s answer is often “no” if we’re trying to treat him like a genie in a bottle. God is not there to provide us with what we want; God expects things from us like worship and devotion. Osteen treats God like a genie for getting stuff…. That’s pagan not Christian

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at February 12, 2024 12:14 PM (1jdMT)

342 Does he have a prostate?

Who's checking? Not it!!

Posted by: Oddbob at February 12, 2024 12:14 PM (sNc8Y)

343 It's amazing how happy and content trannies become once they're allowed to be who they really are. /sarc
Posted by: Northernlurker at February 12, 2024 11:56 AM


They would be happy if only you haterz celebrated them!!!!11!! Reeeee!!!!

- The Left

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 12, 2024 12:14 PM (YgIxk)

344 Sargon said he was proud when his son described his family as Christian. He said that being raised by parents who wanted him to choose his own path, he would never be in-his-bones Christian. The best he might do is to act like one.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 12, 2024 12:14 PM (cf/0E)

345 ... to my point that Pascal's Wager is inadequate.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 12, 2024 12:14 PM (cf/0E)

346 and it has stuck with me ever since.
Posted by: Moron Robbie -


Don't you hate some of the stuff that gets stuck in your head? Especially why you are young.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at February 12, 2024 12:15 PM (jvesK)

347 313 YOU CANNOT SIMPLY SWAP OUT THE MEAT PUPPET WITHOUT ALSO SWAPPING OUT KAMALA.
---------------------------

Whom ever takes the role of president will be Kalorama's puppet.

They will pull Biden and Kanela will step into his place. She will be titled and perked until the primary period where at some time her replacement will be put forward. She will leave office after the election with her crown and perks intact. That will satisfy her.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 12, 2024 12:15 PM (6ac8h)

348 Biden choosing to go out and gesticulate wildly in response to the IG report is proof enough to me that he has no plan on stepping aside.

If they want to replace him, they have to kill him.


“Hello, suicide hotline? I’d like to place another order! Heh heh heh!” - Hillary Clinton

Posted by: Ian S. at February 12, 2024 12:15 PM (WOoT+)

349 His father was a respected Baptist preacher.
Posted by: Naples Yellow

--

He looks *just* old enough to remember the evangelical grifters of the 80s. I bet he was exposed to systems teaching him how to take advantage of those things and changed it for the internet age.

Not that he's doing anything particularly special, of course. Just that he's operating at Taylor Swift levels of swindling.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Scientists can't even figure out how many moons the Earth has at February 12, 2024 12:16 PM (WF0+t)

350 First things first.

Denver Mayor Announces Reduction in City Services to Offset Costs From Illegal Aliens

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 12, 2024 12:16 PM (FVME7)

351 The Chosen.

Posted by: Come and see at February 12, 2024 12:16 PM (NBVIP)

352 Posted by: LinusVanPelt at February 12, 2024 12:14 PM (1jdMT)

Reminded me of the King of the Hill episode where Peggy was telling Hank she had prayed and asked God to give her the answer and he said Hank shouldn’t do it but she thought better and Hank should go ahead with it.

Posted by: Naples Yellow at February 12, 2024 12:17 PM (MNhXM)

353 "the more you miss church the less you miss church"
-

Don't you hate some of the stuff that gets stuck in your head? Especially why you are young.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest
-

That I can remember commercials from 1982? Yeah, a little.

But that one in particular? No, I figure it stayed there for a reason.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Scientists can't even figure out how many moons the Earth has at February 12, 2024 12:17 PM (WF0+t)

354 Yay! The sun is out! Always brightens attitudes.
Especially after three days of grey & rain.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 12, 2024 12:17 PM (G8h7g)

355 305 Olsteen’s wife is worse than Olsteen if you can believe it.
Posted by: Naples Yellow at February 12, 2024 12:07 PM (MNhXM)


I did it first!

Posted by: Tammy Faye Bakker at February 12, 2024 12:18 PM (PiwSw)

356 Denver Mayor Announces Reduction in City Services to Offset Costs From Illegal Aliens
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 12, 2024 12:16 PM (FVME7)

Why not put them on buses bound for Chicago?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2024 12:18 PM (tkR6S)

357 Also been vocal The Ho will not be the 2024 nomination
Posted by: Skip at February 12, 2024 12:08 PM (fwDg9)

May not work, but Newsome will attempt to parachute in at the Dem Convention.
Posted by: Romeo13 at February 12, 2024 12:10 PM (xaFKb)
***

Remember the media in a tizzy during the GOP convention when they were talking about Bush-Regan "Co-Presidency?" It was idiotic.
Now it will be "Who can do the work of the Mighty Joe? Not just one man or woman. No! We need a Co-Presidency!"
You heard it here first.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 12, 2024 12:18 PM (W/lyH)

358 >Does he have a prostate?

Where the younger people find out the alternate meaning of the word "digital".

There's a blood test that makes that part of the visit unnecessary. This is disappointing to a few of you here ... you know who you are. 😒😒😒

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 12, 2024 12:18 PM (cf/0E)

359 Apparently there was a nood and nobody thought to tell us.

Posted by: Oddbob at February 12, 2024 12:18 PM (sNc8Y)

360 tries to find which denomination Osteen's church .... oh)
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Scientists can't even figure out how many moons the Earth has

-
I think it's Federal Reserve.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 12, 2024 12:18 PM (FVME7)

361 Not that Fey was every primo hottie, but she looks terrible now.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finishing up the Best Pictures at February 12, 2024 12:09 PM (GBKbO)


Not aging especially well.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at February 12, 2024 12:18 PM (/HDaX)

362 I couldn't help but think that this was the case for the many "Jesus, He Gets Us" commercials that we have been inundated with over the last year (and many times in the superbowl last night). They have a very left-leaning bent and tie religion to ideologically left-of-center concepts.

Posted by: T at February 12, 2024 12:19 PM (UlAHK)

363 "His father was a respected Baptist preacher."

So was Sam Kinison's IIRC. Sam wasn't a hypocrite and might have found his way to a heavenly reward. Sam repented before a drunk driver killed him. Maybe God has a sense of humor.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 12, 2024 12:19 PM (Gse2f)

364 Gone are the days when my heart was young and gay
Gone are my friends from the battle fields away
Gone from the earth to a better land I know
I hear their gentle voices calling "Old Senile Joe."

Posted by: SMOD at February 12, 2024 12:19 PM (RHGPo)

365 Does he have a prostate?

Where the younger people find out the alternate meaning of the word "digital".

There's a blood test that makes that part of the visit unnecessary. This is disappointing to a few of you here ... you know who you are. 😒😒😒
Posted by: BourbonChicken


Snort.
It's just that that is one defining difference.

A prostate gland in a female is like 7-UP.

Never had it. Never will.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 12, 2024 12:20 PM (G8h7g)

366 If they want to replace him, they have to kill him.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

Or cut such a family deal that he's supreme Elder Statesman for All Time, and he and the entire family will be able to live in places without U.S. extradition. They'll also be allowed in & out of the country for special things (art showings, Netflix's appearances, etc.) much like Obama's good friend Russell Simmons. Plus, they'll keep & manage all of their properties and holdings - including their state & Federal pensions and benefits - foundations, trusts, etc., again much like RS.

Posted by: L - And now the King of BS can't remember last evening so let it go at February 12, 2024 12:20 PM (GshMh)

367 319
I don’t get that one.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at February 12, 2024 12:21 PM (jbnUc)

368 --

He looks *just* old enough to remember the evangelical grifters of the 80s
-----------------

Remember, when the collection plate is passed, the clinking of coins hurts Reverend Ike's ears.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 12, 2024 12:21 PM (6ac8h)

369 They will keep Biden alive and on top of the ticket.
They will cheat him up a win.
After swearing in, he will be removed via 25th.
Kamala will be sworn in as the next Puppet of the United States.
Barky will have his 4th term and the destruction will be set in stone.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 12, 2024 12:24 PM (cRrcX)

370 But God’s answer is often “no” if we’re trying to treat him like a genie in a bottle. God is not there to provide us with what we want; God expects things from us like worship and devotion.

None of this is inconsistent with what I heard the one time i was there, with the caveat that sometimes God’s “no” is never just one word.

And isn’t hearing a “no, but…” from God something worth listening for?

I think we’ve gone too rationalistic in our relationship with God. We’re afraid to ask him for things we humanly want, not just because we’re afraid of the answer but because that would be “pagan” or “treating God like a genie”.

But to paraphrase Chesterton, pagans had one advantage over modern Christians: they really believed they could walk with their gods and speak with their gods of human things. That ability and hope is part of what God has written into our hearts and it is something worth restoring to our lives.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at February 12, 2024 12:27 PM (PmqP5)

371 Ah, the Mississippi Squirrel Revival. Never not funny.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 12, 2024 11:11 AM (YgIxk)

Loved that video for years. The actress that plays Bertha is great. LOL!!

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy now with twice the crazy at February 12, 2024 12:29 PM (iODuv)

372 Mississippi Squirrel Revival. Never not funny.

That really was Ray Stevens at the top of his game. Not just the lyrics and music and his singing of it, but the ability to get a great video out of it, too.

For a non-religious song that doesn’t quite reach it but comes close, there’s also Too Drunk to Fish.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at February 12, 2024 12:34 PM (PmqP5)

373 (tries to find which denomination Osteen's church .... oh)
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Scientists can't even figure out how many moons the Earth has at February 12, 2024 12:10 PM

His denomination is 10's, 20's 100' etc. etc. and LOTS of them!

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 12, 2024 12:34 PM (4p0Xq)

374 366 If they want to replace him, they have to kill him.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison
-------------------------------

There are happy drugs and dazed drugs. Dr. D.State knows how to apply them. Jill gets some too.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 12, 2024 12:36 PM (6ac8h)

375 >>>But to paraphrase Chesterton, pagans had one advantage over modern Christians: they really believed they could walk with their gods and speak with their gods of human things. That ability and hope is part of what God has written into our hearts and it is something worth restoring to our lives.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair
-------------------------

In one of his podcasts VDH speaks to how devoutly religious the Conquistadors were. They were always with God and he was everywhere. He was in their hearts always.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 12, 2024 12:40 PM (6ac8h)

376 Little, Open-Borders Marco Rubio had some thoughts ey? I enjoy BTM but Rubio is no man of the Right. He's quieted down on his GOPe cheerleading and learned how best to do the Thune dance while appearing to support us.

Posted by: Son of Dad at February 12, 2024 12:50 PM (8JB5s)

377 I've been describing the progressive woke-scolds as "church ladies" for years...glad to see I'm not the only one. And what was that 40-on-1 "struggle session" that Gina Carano refused to subject herself to than exactly the kind of "her fault! her fault!" shame ceremonies depicted in leftist masturbatory dystopia "The Handmaid's Tale"?

Posted by: harrison bergeron at February 12, 2024 12:53 PM (JuaQi)

378 Great Rant...
but Kipling said it as well.
As I pass through my incarnations in every age and race,
I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place.
Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all....
As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool's bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

Posted by: birdog at February 12, 2024 01:02 PM (SFGDK)

379 Someone please tell Ace that he has a pop-up add on his home page that takes up the whole page and is impossible to close.

Posted by: vic at February 12, 2024 01:42 PM (A5THL)

380 The armed forces started commissioning "atheist" chaplains years ago There are "humanistic" rabbis who don't believe in God. I've been saying for years that "atheism" had become a religion. Climate-istas and the Gang Green are part of it. As is the progressive crap. If we can convince people that it is a religion, what happens to the Second Amendment?

Posted by: Someone Else at February 12, 2024 01:48 PM (IrqeV)

381 Counterpoint: boys can turn into tattletales if they're simply the smart kid who is singled out and picked on by the in-crowd boys for being smart (because doing well in class is "for girls"). They were raised to behave themselves in school, and the teachers are kind to them when the other kids aren't, so there it is.

A lot of hatred from certain lefty weasels in academia toward America comes from going through that crap as kids. They're still quite at fault for their current behavior - refusing to grow up emotionally, realize they can be wrong too, or forgive adults for their childhood sins; blaming and trying to hurt everyone for the actions of a few. But some of today's worst monsters began as smart kids in school picked on by various other kids, who are just as guilty of those faults. Leftism is born of vindictive hatred; the warped smart kids hate the bullies who (they think) never so much as feel bad for what they did, and then succeed in life as bullies. So lefties don't hear "let academia burn" as "it's broken and commie," more like "I still get to pick on you anyway and now I want you to be out of a job too."

Again, no excuses for leftist hatred, just how it can start.

Posted by: They Can't Have My French Fries at February 12, 2024 02:22 PM (auTVz)

382 On behalf of my fellow Christians; no thanks. We don't want them back.

Posted by: Oscar at February 12, 2024 04:37 PM (Hwja6)

383 Amazing! This blog looks just like my old one!
It's on a completely different subject but it has pretty much
the same page layout and design. Great choice of colors!

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