Tuesday July 15, 2014, 2:48 am
Every week, Republicans join a competition to see who can say the most outlandish things, and in the process, every week they push the envelope on just how deranged InsaniTEA can become. I trust that you will believe it, when I tell you that last week was no exception.
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 6:51 am
Ole Megachurch Jeffreys......we suffer this anti-Jesus (the one in the Bible) so-called 'Pastor' to be amongst us in the real world. He is no 'Christian'...he is a fraud and moneychanger.....and just what did Jesus do to the moneychangers in the Temple?......yeah, THAT Jesus. Another FundyFascistBaggerBast*rd bilking the stupid of MILLIONS per year. Fence.....yeah, right, the 'compassionate' thing to do ....my entire southern end.
Just MHO.....these FundyFascistBaggerBast*rds want a fence on BOTH borders for 2 reasons....I say this because I have lived it peeps....they want to keep 'others' out BUT they want to keep ALL OF US IN. Think The Berlin Wall....They work for a while and then the populous wakes the *&^% up and tears them down.
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 8:11 am
As an atheist it's not for me to say what the real Jesus would do in this situation, because I'm having trouble with the word 'real', but I'm quite sure that no religious teaching would lead to such inhuman behaviour. It's all in the eye of the beholder and Pastor Robert Jeffress' interpretation of what Jesus would have wanted, says far more about him than about Jesus's teachings.
Pastor Robert Jeffress is only catering to the frenzied mob which verbally abuses and spits on the children who risked their lives and endured much hardship to get here. He's just giving them a 'Christian' excuse: "Jesus wouldn't have wanted them to get in either" and a manifestation of the Tea Party mentality that cowardly hides behind their 'translation' of a their own very sick opinion into a bible passage that is tailored to fit. And if they can't find a bible quite that is suitable, they can always rely on the good old "I prayed very hard and the Lord answered me", as if the Lord would have anything to do with these miserable excuses for human beings.
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 8:46 am
Perhaps I shouldn't pick Bryan Fischer to speak about, because he is such an easy target, but it is definitely tragicomedy when a purported Christian clergyman goes so widely astray from what Jesus actually said. Did he never read Matthew 15:17-19, or is he just "conveniently" forgetting it? Or doesn't he understand it? let me try to put it ito simple modern language that he may just possibly be able to understand: "Hey, dummy, it's not what goes INTO your mouth that makes you dirty, it's what comes OUT. THAT's where we get all the hijinks, as well as murder, theft, lying, and of course gay-bashing, ya dirtbag."
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 9:11 am
Republicans like to pretend to be patriotic and religious.
Well can these patriotic Americans tell me what it says on the Statue of Liberty? Assuming they can use google and read, then the Statue of Liberty just politely told them to STFU.
And as for religious (because most of them identify as Christian and/or Catholic), you think Jesus would turn away TERRIFIED children that traveled hundreds of miles to escape gangs and drug cartels? Hell no. Jesus is ashamed of these people that are saying send the children back (to a certain death, they like to leave that part out.).
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 3:19 pm
A little rant on a subject. . .
Tired and weary of the "God Clubs" copyrighting a man's mind--his stories and those of all creation. But since they insist on referencing the Holy Bible--as it is now called [a most conflicted conglomerate set of writings and re-translations--a selection chosen by divine proxy votes--lobbied & paid for]...it seems fitting to go to the Old and New Testaments for responses to the recent nonsense. . .
So this man, now called "Jesus"...who it is said...could quiet a violent storm at sea with his voice...levitate while walking over a large waterway...feed thousands with five loaves of bread and two fish--out in a "lonely place" of his choosing ...would probably just come up with a cockamamie plan to build some stupid "fence" to keep hungry and distressed people away...just where in the Bible did "Jesus" go about erecting fences? Maybe "Jesus" would respond to those thinking he would be for this "fence" as he did to a gathering of Pharisees/scribes at Gennes'aret who asked why his companions/disciples ate food without washing their defiled hands first--and not observing the purifying traditions of their elders. . .
And he said to them, "Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, 'This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.' You leave the commandment of God, and hold fast the tradition of men." And he said to them, "You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God, in order to keep your tradition! ..." (Mark 7:6-9, The New Oxford Annotated Bible With The Apocrypha, Revised Standard Version)
Perhaps the present day preacher of Naught is confusedly thinking of the "fortified" land allotments from God--divided up between the Tribes of Israel [except Levi] following Joshua and the Hebrew armies horrific burn it to the ground bloodbath slaughters--taking NO prisoners in the famous Conquest of The Promised Land and The Battle of Jericho in The Old Testament:
"And the FENCED cities are ...." (Joshua 19:35, King James Version)
What about this idea from the Old Testament. . .we could set-up well equipped "Cities of Refuge" for those crossing the border. . .as God told Joshua to tell the Tribes of Israel to do after The Conquest of the Promised Land brutal war fest was over--to protect anyone in Israel who "unwittingly" killed someone without prior enmity nor intent--from any avengers of blood . . .until their cases could be heard by the elders/congregation . . .(SEE: Joshua 20:1-9)
Wouldn't it be wonderful if a man now called "Jesus" would show up and say to the copyrighters, et al what he is to have said before to quiet raging winds on the Sea of Galilee...with the same effect...forever:
"...PEACE! BE STILL!..." (Mark 4:39, King James Version, et al)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 4:33 pm
Yep, you have all those fruited plains and BAM! Rainbow wrappers all over. Then there's Rep. Phil Gingrey (M.D. from the Medical College of Georgia - they should rescind it at once) warning about catching dengue fever (mosquito borne), measles (Central America has a higher rate of vaccination than the US) and Ebola (never seen outside of Africa) from the unaccompanied children crossing the borders.
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 4:54 pm
I hear you all and I agree but we have to ask ourselves where is the money coming from to help even more children when USA does not even have a proper health service for its own people and does have a dreadful reputation now about neglect on their old people
I hear enough discord on C2 so Jesus or whoever would make his own lot strong instead of bringing more and more people in that eventually makes you all weaker would everyone be willing to put up with cuts (I don't think so)
The world is a mess but what is the answer all politicians make promises they never keep I really do not know
Maybe the banks should take cuts ha ha can you imagine
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 5:41 pm
We somehow never have a problem finding money for the military, but now I"m expected to believe that a couple billion is very hard to find because its refugees? We have the money. It's just a matter of the U.S. deciding if it cares about children that aren't Americans.
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 5:51 pm
Puzzle 3:28 What a magnificent view! It reminds me of the Mediterranean but with the red brick, I think it is more likely in North or South America.
The New Yorker Hannity and Perry, stupid is and stupid does! What more can I say.
" an immigrant from Honduras, speaking on the condition of anonymity. We all said to ourselves, if those two can succeed in America, imagine the wondrous things we might achieve."
He's got that right! Very good Andy. One today is good too!
NY Times "You reap what you sow" is so true. The US under Baby Bush sowed a dictatorship, a seemingly US beholden dictatorship. That didn't go so well so plan B, reform the government and power structure to keep the country together after so many "years of mounting political crises and ethnic and factional hostilities."
Think Progress I think the only injury Boehner suffered because of Obamacare was when he fell off his bar stool after hearing the most recent attempted repeal failed.
"Of course, all Boehner wishes to do here if to get his lawsuit tied up in the courts until after the elections. As I have said before, it is a mere pretense, and its only intent is to stop the Baggers from embarrassing the rest of the party by trying to impeach Obama."
Get out the vote to show Boehner that delaying until after the election is ridiculous . . . after all, the Teabaggers have already embarrassed the party on other matters and we remember.
Cartoon Love Inspector Goosestep! That's a keeper!
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 6:45 pm
Sorry, accidentally posted the wrong item here . . . me bad.
When I read this article 2 days ago, I figured you'd post it.
Todd Akin As offensive as his original comment was, at least it benefitted progressives and women by: 1) proving the Republicanus/Teabaggers were really waging a war on women, despite their protestations to the contrary; and 2) he helped put Romney on the run.
Kentucky State Senator Brandon Smith He is so far out there that I believe he has hit Uranus!
Louis Goh-merde (translation shit for brains) I wonder what his 3 daughters think of him and his ramblings?From Wikipedia "The attorney general will not cast aspersions on my asparagus". Need anything else be said? He's in a vegetative state!
Peggy Noonan The epitome of a Republicanus/Teabagger misrepresent the truth, or outright lie. The GOP must be very proud.
Pastor Robert Jeffress Personally, I am offended that this wack job calls himself a Christian thus getting other people confused the pseudo Christians versus authentic Christians.
" Jeffress has prayed mightily to the lord and searched his own conscience to find a humane solution "
That presumes that Jeffress even has a conscience, which I seriously doubt. In another piece I read (but of course I can't find now), Jeffress made comments that he was Jesus. With a whopper like that, why not go straight to the top and the big guy. Delusional!
Bryan Fischer . . . versus the Fischer wrapper in all it bland white glory! Another deluded individual that needs to be protected from himself.
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 9:56 pm
I clicked through, sadly. I must apologize once again for the ignorance of a Ky lawmaker. I am not entirely sure it is ignorance because he is so deeply in the pockets of the coal companies this may be a script they told him to read. He is not one of my state senators, thankfully, both of them are Democrats.
Peggy Noonan has given me heartburn for years, I automatically change channels whenever she is on a show I want to watch.
Akin has shown what a fool he is before, now he has put it in writing.
Gohmert, well I think Lynn gave an accurate description of his name.
Jeffress is another of those pseudo Christians who ascribe the writings in the Bible to whatever he thinks is correct.
Until we can have some REAL education in our schools, this ignorance and bigotry will continue.
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 12:50 am
Thanks everyone. There is more contemporary writing about Jesus than there is about George Washington, so I think we can get a pretty good idea who he was. Remember that the only people he ever condemned were the Pharisees, the Sadducees, and the Scribes. They were the Republican Supply-side pseudo-Christians of his time.
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 7:31 am
Well more reasons to add to the lists; The List of Reasons for Free Contraceptives, The List of Reasons for Safe and Legal Abortion on Demand. No woman should be forced to go through life with the guilt and pain of knowing that she gave birth to any of these 'people'.
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 8:12 am
Good point Lloyd. But you never know what you are going to get when you have a kid. A lot of parents have children who are completely different than them. Consider "Saint Ronald Reagan" and his son, a super liberal.
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 6:01 pm
Christians only ask, 'What would Jesus do?', when they know they are on the correct side of the issue.
In fact, you will never hear them ask that question, when they instinctively know they are on Christ's wrong side.
Thursday July 17, 2014, 1:15 pm
LOL!!!! (with disgust) Let me see if I've got the gist of this. These phoney "Christians" are against birth control and legal abortions because every child has a right to life. BUT..... ONLY if those children are born in the USA. In other words, SCREW the children who show up at the border to get away from violence, drugs, gangs and rape. They are to be discarded with no mercy because by God.... we believe Jesus only gives a crap for AMERICAN children. Is that about the gist of what this idiot "Reverend" is saying? Just how do some people arrive at this level of evil?