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Marco Rubio on Fox: Obama Not ‘Truly Committed’ to the 2nd Amendment

Pumping out bigoted insinuations to the Fox News mob
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Remember when Sen. Marco Rubio’s name was pushed out there as an example of a “moderate” Republican? Not a Tea Party loon or far right social conservative?

Well, here’s Rubio on Fox News parroting pro-gun propaganda and invoking one of the most insidious right wing memes, the insinuation that President Obama is an “other” — a person who doesn’t truly understand the US Constitution, or American values.

It’s about one short step away from Birtherism, and even closer to racism. And it’s absolutely mainstream bigoted Republican politics; this lunatic insinuation was a very large part of Mitt Romney’s campaign rhetoric. The right wing base really responds to the idea that our first black president is actually a foreigner who secretly hates America.

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1 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:40:35am

And Marco Rubio has never met a load of bullshit he hasn’t liked to peddle. Really, I am sick of hearing about how this guy is a “new voice” for the Republicans. He’s no different than the others and arguably just as bad and worse.

2 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:41:58am

Just posted downstairs, but I will carry it over here:

The thinking (I dare not call it logic) is this: if you are convinced that Obama is out to repeal the 2nd Amendment and confiscate our guns, then what he has done is merely the first step in his strategy. (Remember that Wayne LaPierre has already warned us about this)

If you are a sane and normal person, then they are merely sane and normal steps to counter insane and abnormal conditions that the NRA has helped to create.

3 Kragar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:42:23am

Marco Rubio is just another RWNJ. They tried to make him a moderate, then he opened his mouth.

4 Lidane  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:42:33am
Well, here’s Rubio on Fox News parroting pro-gun propaganda and invoking one of the most insidious right wing memes, the insinuation that President Obama is an “other” — a person who doesn’t truly understand the US Constitution, or American values.

Ironic, since the birther morons don’t think Rubio is a citizen either.

5 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:42:38am

We’re pretty much at the point where the only good Republican is a Republican who is out of office.

The party is essentially toxic at this point in time.

6 jaunte  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:42:42am

That “assault weapon not really a military weapon” argument is beginning to get as tired as the “evolution is only a theory” line.

7 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:42:51am

Rubio had no problem supporting Mitt Romney for president. A man who actually implemented gun control measures as governor but Obama’s the one “not committed to the 2nd amendment.” Save it Marco.

8 kirkspencer  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:43:42am

re: #6 jaunte

That “assault weapon not really a military weapon” argument is beginning to get as tired as the “evolution is only a theory” line.

that and the “nobody can define what an assault weapon is, we can’t ban what we can’t define or we’ll wind up banning everything.”

9 jaunte  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:44:42am

But we definitely can’t ban .50 cal sniper rifles.

10 Destro  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:45:45am

The founding fathers enacted gun control - see the “well regulated” part of the 2nd amend.

11 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:46:02am

re: #8 kirkspencer

that and the “nobody can define what an assault weapon is, we can’t ban what we can’t define or we’ll wind up banning everything.”

Well then, we’ll just have to ban everything. I grow tired of the NRA.

They freak out about a bunch of tiny steps (Obama’s executive actions) in the right direction that taken together amount to perhaps 10% of what needs to be done. To hell with the NRA.

12 Kragar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:46:32am

re: #8 kirkspencer

that and the “nobody can define what an assault weapon is, we can’t ban what we can’t define or we’ll wind up banning everything.”

Bullshit. An assault weapon is a high capacity, semi-automatic or automatic firearm, designed to be fired easily while on the move.

Anyone who can’t recognize and admit that is full of shit and should be excluded from the conversation.

13 Geoff with a G  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:46:55am

re: #8 kirkspencer

that and the “nobody can define what an assault weapon is, we can’t ban what we can’t define or we’ll wind up banning everything.”

To that I say, PBO seems to have defined it:

Congress should restore a ban on military-style assault weapons, and a 10-round limit for magazines. (Applause.) The type of assault rifle used in Aurora, for example, when paired with high-capacity magazines, has one purpose — to pump out as many bullets as possible, as quickly as possible; to do as much damage, using bullets often designed to inflict maximum damage.

And that’s what allowed the gunman in Aurora to shoot 70 people — 70 people — killing 12 in a matter of minutes. Weapons designed for the theater of war have no place in a movie theater. A majority of Americans agree with us on this.

….From Here

14 Kragar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:47:16am

re: #9 jaunte

But we definitely can’t ban .50 cal sniper rifles.

What if you come across an armor plated bear? What are you supposed to do then?

15 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:48:55am

re: #14 Kragar

What if you come across an armor plated bear? What are you supposed to do then?

I’m sure Bryan Fischer knows. He’s been warning about the bears for a while. But he could have been talking about the Chicago ones.

16 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:49:02am

re: #14 Kragar

What if you come across an armor plated bear? What are you supposed to do then?

Summon a few rust monsters.

17 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:49:39am

re: #14 Kragar

What if you come across an armor plated bear? What are you supposed to do then?

I assumed you were fishing for this one

18 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:50:00am

repost from the overnight:

I’ve just spent the last few hours reviewing the proposed legislation in Illinois regarding guns.

I printed and marked-up the most comprehensive of these: IL SB0042. At least I think it is the most comprehensive. I can’t stand to do anymore tonite.

Mostly because I don’t see much need. Because nothing is banned. There is a newly authorized Registration system for Semi-Auto “Assault” weapons, .50 Calibur Rifles and their accoutrements, and Large (Over-10 rounds) capacity projectile feeding devices.

The State Police are given a limited amount of time to get the system up and running. I assume the Computer Software has already been chosen and is just waiting for contract to be signed. Even so, I don’t see it getting done in the time provided, IF the legislation is passed reasonably intact. I could be wrong.

So, Illinois is not going to go do-to-door for anyone’s guns in the near future.

There is one other piece of legislation that was put forth and is in the Rules Committee that I found interesting.. A technical change that UNDERLINES a word. It took me a few minutes to register the change.

I woke-up to more BS on my fb from the permanently paranoid. This one, I cringe to repost, made me sick. I just can’t believe this is out there.

Yet, there it is.

19 Political Atheist  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:50:46am

re: #10 Destro

The founding fathers enacted gun control - see the “well regulated” part of the 2nd amend.

Too bad it took a couple hundred years to get affirmed as an individual right.

20 Bulworth  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:50:53am

re: #6 jaunte

Of course if any kind of restriction on guns is unconstitutional Tyranny then a restriction on owning ‘military’ weapons should also be opposed by the NRA.

21 jaunte  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:51:26am

re: #14 Kragar

I shot an armor plated bear in my pajamas once. And then I stopped mixing Nyquil and Boone’s Farm.

22 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:51:41am

re: #19 Political Atheist

Too bad it took a couple hundred years to get affirmed as an individual right.

It wasn’t necessary until brown people got the vote.

23 Kragar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:52:09am

re: #17 Sol Berdinowitz

I assumed you were fishing for this one

Lightweight.

Image: BEAR+BOT+WIP+2.jpg

24 BongCrodny  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:52:14am

re: #14 Kragar

What if you come across an armor plated bear? What are you supposed to do then?

Buy him a drink?

(Shout out to His Dark Materials fans)

25 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:52:53am

re: #20 Bulworth

Of course if any kind of restriction on guns is unconstitutional Tyranny then a restriction on owning ‘military’ weapons should also be opposed by the NRA.

The NRA will push for repeal of the Firearms control act of 1934 in due course.

26 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:53:06am

re: #9 jaunte

But we definitely can’t ban .50 cal sniper rifles.

From 2008:

A Benbrook man told Fort Worth police Tuesday he may have shot a 62-year-old woman with a stray .50 caliber bullet at Texas Motor Speedway over the weekend.

Jill King Moss said the bullet crashed through her RV, hit her arm and then ended up lodged in the wall on Sunday.

Kennith Jaramillo, 49, told detectives the bullet may have come from his weapon. He said he was target shooting Sunday about five miles away near a rifle range from about 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., police said.

Jaramillo told police he came forward after a friend told him about a news report on the shooting.

The bullet fractured Moss’ arm in four places. She was recovering at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth on Sunday.

Police confiscated Jaramillo’s rifle to conduct ballistics tests to see if the weapon matches the recovered bullet.

Jaramillo could face charges in connection with the shooting if police the stray bullet came from his rifle, police said.

Sadly, I don’t know how that turned out. The only other news link I could find was this one:
[Link: crimeblog.dallasnews.com…]

He handed the rifle over to police, but parts of the gun needed to be replaced — causing a delay in the test results.

The case against Jaramillo will probably be forwarded to a Denton County grand jury, which will decide whether to indict him. He could be charged with felony deadly conduct.

Yeah, totally doesn’t sound fishy or anything.

27 Bulworth  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:53:10am

And I can’t understand why it remains necessary to propose a ban on armor-piercing bullets. Shouldn’t that be a no-brainer? Wouldn’t representatives of law enforcement insist on this?

28 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:53:54am

re: #24 BongCrodny

Buy him a drink?

(Shout out to His Dark Materials fans)

Ah! Ask him if it forged it himself?

29 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:53:56am

re: #21 jaunte

I shot an armor plated bear in my pajamas once. And then I stopped mixing Nyquil and Boone’s Farm.

What was a bear doing in your pajamas?

30 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:54:19am

re: #27 Bulworth

And I can’t understand why it remains necessary to propose a ban on armor-piercing bullets. Shouldn’t that be a no-brainer? Wouldn’t representatives of law enforcement insist on this?

You’d think.I don’t know why a civilian needs armor piercing bullets. Of course, I don’t think federal agents are out to get me either.

31 Kragar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:54:28am

re: #27 Bulworth

And I can’t understand why it remains necessary to propose a ban on armor-piercing bullets. Shouldn’t that be a no-brainer? Wouldn’t representatives of law enforcement insist on this?

How are you supposed to kill the jackbooted thugs who are coming to take you in if you don’t have armor piercing rounds?
///

32 Kragar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:55:39am

Irony: The people who scream bloody murder about a rap song which talks about cop killing are the same people who say they need armor piercing rounds to kill cops to defend their freedom.

33 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:56:25am

re: #32 Kragar

Irony: The people who scream bloody murder about a rap song which talks about cop killing are the same people who say they need armor piercing rounds to kill cops to defend their freedom.

Mmm hmm.

34 makeitstop  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:57:37am

re: #32 Kragar

Irony: The people who scream bloody murder about a rap song which talks about cop killing are the same people who say they need armor piercing rounds to kill cops to defend their freedom.

The same people who hailed law enforcement and first responders as ‘heroes’ in the wake of 9/11.

Times have changed.

35 Charles Johnson  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:57:51am

re: #8 kirkspencer

that and the “nobody can define what an assault weapon is, we can’t ban what we can’t define or we’ll wind up banning everything.”

I had to resist the impulse to deliberately use “assault rifle” just to troll right wingers. This is how they make themselves feel superior, by bringing up trivial technicalities and telling themselves they win, because the stupid liberal doesn’t even know what a semi-automatic rifle is.

It’s a dumb person’s argument.

36 Petero1818  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:58:57am

re: #2 Sol Berdinowitz

Just posted downstairs, but I will carry it over here:

The thinking (I dare not call it logic) is this: if you are convinced that Obama is out to repeal the 2nd Amendment and confiscate our guns, then what he has done is merely the first step in his strategy. (Remember that Wayne LaPierre has already warned us about this)

If you are a sane and normal person, then they are merely sane and normal steps to counter insane and abnormal conditions that the NRA has helped to create.

This is the logic of pretty much the entire GOP platform for the last 5 years. Obama is a communist, an internationalist, and a Muslim. To the extent that he turns out to be not those things, than his otherwise moderate acts are couched as the thin edge of the wedge towards those ends.

Obviously there is no way to debate suck an approach other than to ignore it, or point out that it is bat shit insane.

The acts speak for themselves.

Obama is a progressive leader, a Christian with liberal democratic leanings, a strong belief in the separation of church and state, a belief that the constitution is a living document (said belief grounded in the fact that he is an Ivy League trained constitutional law prof), that believes in a solid welfare state including a single payer health care system and that is committed to the success of the United States.

But reality does not make for a good angry mob, and as the GOP dwindles to not much more than its base, the mob is all they have.

37 freetoken  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:00:20pm

To be a good politician one has to know the constituency for which one is running… and it is pretty clear by Rubio doing this stint on Faux and Friends exactly who he thinks his constituency are.

38 Petero1818  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:00:54pm

re: #8 kirkspencer

that and the “nobody can define what an assault weapon is, we can’t ban what we can’t define or we’ll wind up banning everything.”

or we could spend a minute defining it.

39 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:01:03pm

re: #35 Charles Johnson

I had to resist the impulse to deliberately use “assault rifle” just to troll right wingers. This is how they make themselves feel superior, by bringing up trivial technicalities and telling themselves they win, because the stupid liberal doesn’t even know what a semi-automatic rifle is.

It’s a dumb person’s argument.

AKA the courtiers reply: [Link: en.wikipedia.org…]

This fallacy relies on distraction via irrelevant details.

40 freetoken  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:01:28pm

re: #35 Charles Johnson

It’s a dumb person’s argument.

Well, it was intended for the true viewers of Fox and Friends.

41 ProBosniaLiberal  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:02:54pm

At this point, it seems the Republicans are trying to start a civil war.

42 Kragar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:03:22pm

Marco Rubio, whose entire political career is that he is the sum total of the GOP Hispanic outreach program.

43 freetoken  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:03:37pm

What an interesting article headline:

White House Value Rises Since Obamas Moved In

44 bubba zanetti  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:04:01pm

re: #35 Charles Johnson


Dumb libtards, Cheney shot Whittington with birdshot, not buckshot, which makes it ok.

(yes I actually heard this)

45 Kragar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:04:18pm

re: #41 ProBosniaLiberal

At this point, it seems the Republicans are trying to start a civil war.

They already are. The NRA is the diversion.

GOP Memo: Gerrymandering Won Us The House Majority

46 lawhawk  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:04:18pm

re: #35 Charles Johnson

Same thing applies to clips/magazines. Of course, the workaround is the ammo-holding device (same language adopted by Congress and many state legislatures).

Some countries have had no problems defining assault weapons - Australia for one.

Other ways for addressing assault weapons - if you want to own any version of a long barreled weapon currently in use by the US Armed Forces, that’s an assault weapon (distilling the President’s quip about how weapons for a theater of war shouldn’t be present or available in a movie theater).

Still, the AWB issue is a sideshow when the indisputable fact is that nearly half of all homicides are the result of handgun usage. You’re only addressing a small percentage of crime in the AWB - though to be fair, it does address many of the high profile mass shooting incidents.

The key to reducing prevalence of weapons falling into the wrong hands is universal background checks, requiring periodic licensing renewals, addressing the mental health aspects, and securing weapons (possible liability to owners?).

47 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:04:51pm

re: #44 bubba zanetti

(yes I actually heard this)

I remember hearing from my Dad about seeing a stupid sticker that said “I’d rather go hunting with Dick Cheney than driving with Ted Kennedy.”

48 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:05:06pm

re: #36 Petero1818

Obama is a progressive leader, a Christian with liberal democratic leanings, a strong belief in the separation of church and state, a belief that the constitution is a living document (said belief grounded in the fact that he is an Ivy League trained constitutional law prof), that believes in a solid welfare state including a single payer health care system and that is committed to the success of the United States.

.

Exactly, and if you disagree with his progressivism, or his views on the role of religion in society, or on the welfare state, taxation, energy policy, foreign policy, government regulation, gay marriage, immigration or health care, then I am open to debate.

No point in debating anything to do with him being a Kenyan, a Muslim, a Marxist, a tyrant or a threat to The American Way of Life , because to even espouse those views, you have to be either deeply bigoted and/or batshit crazy

49 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:05:33pm

re: #35 Charles Johnson

I had to resist the impulse to deliberately use “assault rifle” just to troll right wingers. This is how they make themselves feel superior, by bringing up trivial technicalities and telling themselves they win, because the stupid liberal doesn’t even know what a semi-automatic rifle is.

It’s a dumb person’s argument.

I don’t know the technical details, and I could not possibly care less. I have yet to see a sensible argument why civilians should have weapons having no other purpose than to kill large numbers of people very quickly.

Let the NRA explain to all why “freedom” includes the ability to commit mass murder with ridiculous ease.

50 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:05:59pm

re: #49 EPR-radar

I don’t know the technical details, and I could not possibly care less. I have yet to see a sensible argument why civilians should have weapons having no other purpose than to kill large numbers of people very quickly.

Let the NRA explain to all why “freedom” includes the ability to commit mass murder with ridiculous ease.

boyz want their toyz

51 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:06:07pm
Frank says:

Well, you know people, I’d rather have my own game show than have enough votes to become president.

52 lawhawk  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:06:42pm

re: #49 EPR-radar

They say that they’re for keeping guns out of the hands of crazy people, but then do whatever they can to block the very kinds of laws to put that in place. The end result is that the mayhem continues.

53 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:06:45pm

re: #51 wrenchwench

That is a tough call. Having a game show would be pretty awful.

54 Bulworth  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:06:52pm

re: #49 EPR-radar

Becuz Red Dawn, Wolverines!!

55 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:06:56pm

re: #51 wrenchwench

A wise man. Lot of things I’d rather be and do than be president.

56 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:07:14pm

re: #52 lawhawk

They say that they’re for keeping guns out of the hands of crazy people, but then do whatever they can to block the very kinds of laws to put that in place. The end result is that the mayhem continues.

It boils down to money. It always does.

follow the money.

57 freetoken  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:07:24pm

Fox in on a roll today:

Fox’s Ablow: Obama Won’t Fix Mental Health System Because He Wants Americans To Feel Weak

It’s a full-blown hate-Obama day at Fox.

58 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:07:26pm

re: #35 Charles Johnson

I had to resist the impulse to deliberately use “assault rifle” just to troll right wingers. This is how they make themselves feel superior, by bringing up trivial technicalities and telling themselves they win, because the stupid liberal doesn’t even know what a semi-automatic rifle is.

It’s a dumb person’s argument.

CLIPZ!1! MAGAZIENS!1! U DUMBIES DON’T EVEN NO THEIR DIFFERNT

59 freetoken  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:07:56pm

Obama wants to take your guns because he wants you to feel weak.

60 Bulworth  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:08:18pm

re: #52 lawhawk

Yes, they *favor* keeping guns out of the hands of ‘crazies’ but then claim any attempt to do so is infringement on their 2nd Amendment Rights and Tyranny!

61 Varek Raith  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:08:52pm

re: #58 Vicious Babushka

Rooty tooty aim and shooty!
-Brian Regan

62 Bulworth  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:09:07pm

re: #57 freetoken

Fox in on a roll today:

Fox’s Ablow: Obama Won’t Fix Mental Health System Because He Wants Americans To Feel Weak

It’s a full-blown hate-Obama day at Fox.

Wait, Faux is concerned about our “mental health care system now”? Where was this concern during the ACA debate?

63 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:09:16pm

re: #52 lawhawk

They say that they’re for keeping guns out of the hands of crazy people, but then do whatever they can to block the very kinds of laws to put that in place. The end result is that the mayhem continues.

As I’ve said before, by now I think this is more than simple intransigence.

It really seems that the NRA and RW nut jobs _want_ more high profile mass shootings to occur.

The only “explanation” that I can think of is that it helps make the US ungovernable, which is apparently a RW nut job goal.

64 jaunte  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:09:26pm

re: #59 freetoken

Obama wants to take your guns because he wants you to feel weak.

Plus, broccoli.

65 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:09:34pm

re: #60 Bulworth

Yes, they *favor* keeping guns out of the hands of ‘crazies’ but then claim any attempt to do so is infringement on their 2nd Amendment Rights and Tyranny!

Or if you try to work on mental health issue, their political puppets resist that. I really would love to hear Obama refer to the GOP House as a do nothing House because all they do is whine and bitch about him rather than come up real feasible solutions.

66 Kragar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:10:13pm

re: #53 FemNaziBitch

That is a tough call. Having a game show would be pretty awful.

Even if you could host Slaughterama with your cohost, Oderus Urungus?

67 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:10:16pm

re: #62 Bulworth

Wait, Faux is concerned about our “mental health care system now”? Where was this concern during the ACA debate?

Probably mocking those who needed mental health. I mean this is the network that has people who like to joke about who they’d like to waterboard so they probably take mental health as seriously.

68 freetoken  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:10:27pm

re: #64 jaunte

Plus, broccoli.

Arugula.

69 Kragar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:11:14pm

re: #57 freetoken

Fox in on a roll today:

Fox’s Ablow: Obama Won’t Fix Mental Health System Because He Wants Americans To Feel Weak

It’s a full-blown hate-Obama day at Fox.

Well, that and the fact the GOP has sabotaged any attempt to fix mental healthcare for years now.

70 jaunte  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:11:16pm

re: #68 freetoken

Making us eat healthier and feel weak and less-armed is communism.

71 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:11:26pm

re: #64 jaunte

Plus, broccoli.

Now, President H.W Bush, broccoli is good for you. I’m surprised his vegetable to hate was broccoli. I mean broccoli isn’t as good as potatoes but there are other vegetables much more worthy of disgust. Like Lima beans.

72 freetoken  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:11:31pm

Tulsa Apartment Murders Update: Four women all died from a gunshot wound to the head, medical examiner says

Aren’t we glad that the perp was not allowed, by an oppressive state, to feel weak?

73 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:11:36pm

re: #68 freetoken

Arugula.

Whole friggin’ garden in the White House lawn.

74 Ian G.  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:11:37pm

re: #14 Kragar

What if you come across an armor plated bear? What are you supposed to do then?

What about Tyrannosaurs in F-14s?

75 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:11:59pm

We are feeling creatures who think. Unlike, I guess, the beasts who just feel.

Thing is, I haven’t seen a lot of thinking on the part of a lot of humans lately.

I swear, I must be an alien because I just don’t get it.

I know I have my own hot button issue, yet, I do try to put valid research behind my arguments.

76 Petero1818  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:12:02pm

re: #62 Bulworth

Wait, Faux is concerned about our “mental health care system now”? Where was this concern during the ACA debate?

It would be a good time to take 5% of the $ that is currently scheduled to be spent on weapons within the US federal budget and suggest it go instead specifically to provision of mental health services across America. I dont know how big that budget is but I suspect that would help a lot of sick people.

77 jaunte  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:12:52pm
78 Bulworth  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:13:07pm

re: #76 Petero1818

We have the greatest best healthcare system anywhere in the world! Why don’t you move to Canada and all the long waiting times!

79 Kragar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:13:30pm
80 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:14:08pm

re: #74 Ian G.

What about Tyrannosaurs in F-14s?

A small-arms equipped insurgency should be more afraid of AC-130s than T-Rex in fast-movers. But upding for the image since C&H rules.

81 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:14:26pm

re: #71 HappyWarrior

Now, President H.W Bush, broccoli is good for you. I’m surprised his vegetable to hate was broccoli. I mean broccoli isn’t as good as potatoes but there are other vegetables much more worthy of disgust. Like Lima beans.

Apparently human taste has variations from person to person that can account for otherwise inexplicable food dislikes (e.g., the taste HW Bush gets from broccoli may not be the same taste that I get from broccoli).

I have a friend who loathes cucumbers. They seem harmless to me.

82 freetoken  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:14:27pm

Not really off topic:

Study: Texas schools get D in Bible class

Most Texas school districts that teach Bible courses as a separate elective have failed to follow state guidelines, a study by religious freedom advocates said.

A bill passed in 2007 allows school districts to teach elective courses on the Bible as long as they are religiously neutral and educate students on the Bible’s historical and cultural influence.

A study authored for the Texas Freedom Network by Mark Chancey, a professor of religious studies at Southern Methodist University, found that of the 57 school districts and three charter schools that taught the course, only 11 could be considered “most successful,” which was defined as largely constitutional and academically rigorous, The Austin (Texas) American-Statesman reported Thursday.

The Belton Independent School Distinct, about 60 miles north of Austin, was among the 20 districts and one charter school highlighted in the study as “most problematic.”

Course materials in the district treated as fact the word of God and said “giving God his rightful place in the national life of this country has provided a rich heritage for all its citizens.”

[…]

83 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:15:24pm

re: #68 freetoken

Arugula.

okra

84 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:15:51pm

re: #81 EPR-radar

Apparently human taste has variations from person to person that can account for otherwise inexplicable food dislikes (e.g., the taste HW Bush gets from broccoli may not be the same taste that I get from broccoli).

I have a friend who loathes cucumbers. They seem harmless to me.

Some of it stems from childhood experiences. Mine have to do with stuffed cabbage.

85 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:15:56pm

re: #82 freetoken

Not really off topic:

Study: Texas schools get D in Bible class

I’m shocked, shocked, that the class was misused in that way.
//

86 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:16:42pm

There are those that still believe that mental health issue belong in the “moral” realm, not the medical realm.

This is the hurdle we must cross to remove the stigma.

87 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:16:59pm

re: #82 freetoken

The solution is obvious. Have wing nuts on the state board of education remove the requirements for religious neutrality and for focusing on historical and cultural influence.

What kind of commies wrote these standards in the first place?

88 lawhawk  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:17:32pm

I just saw someone claiming that the gun control proposal is a $4b state bailout.

Right. A bailout.

And the President only indicated $500m, not $4b. But let’s set that aside for the moment. If the money isn’t provided to fund a federal mandate, it’s an unfunded mandate, which is itself a problem for states to comply with federal law.

Gah…

89 freetoken  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:18:07pm

Here’s the TFN summary:

New TFNEF Report: Texas Public School Bible Classes Teach Races Come from Noah’s Sons, Biblical Literalism, 6000-year-old Earth

[…] Examples from Texas public schools:

Instructional material in two school districts teach that racial diversity today can be traced back to Noah’s sons, a long-discredited claim that has been a foundational component of some forms of racism.

Religious bias is common, with most courses taught from a Protestant — often a conservative Protestant — perspective. One course, for example, assumes Christians will at some point be “raptured.” Materials include a Venn diagram showing the pros and cons of theories that posit the rapture before the returning Jesus’ 1,000-year reign and those that place it afterward. In many courses, the perspectives of Roman Catholics, Orthodox Christians and Jews are often left out.

Anti-Jewish bias — intentional or not — is not uncommon. Some courses even portray Judaism as a flawed and incomplete religion that has been replaced by Christianity.

Many courses suggest or openly claim that the Bible is literally true. “The Bible is the written word of God,” students are told in one PowerPoint presentation. Some courses go so far as to suggest that the Bible can be used to verify events in history. One district, for example, teaches students that the Bible’s historical claims are largely beyond question by listing biblical events side by side with historical developments from around the globe.

Course materials in numerous classes are designed to evangelize rather than provide an objective study of the Bible’s influence. A book in one district makes its purpose clear in the preface: “May this study be of value to you. May you fully come to believe that ‘Jesus is the Christ, the son of God.’ And may you have ‘life in His name.’”

A number of courses teach students that the Bible proves Earth is just 6,000 years old.

Students are taught that the United States is a Christian nation founded on the Christian biblical principles taught in their classrooms.

Academic rigor is so poor that many courses rely mostly on memorization of Bible verses and factoids from Bible stories rather than teaching students how to analyze what they are studying. One district relies heavily on Bible cartoons from Hanna-Barbera for its high school class. Students in another district spend two days watching what lesson plans describe a “the historic documentary Ancient Aliens,” which presents “a new interpretation of angelic beings described as extraterrestrials.”

How could such courses have gone so wrong? […]

Here’s a link to the report PDF.

90 lawhawk  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:18:12pm

re: #74 Ian G.

Dinosaurs on a spaceship should be treated as a real terror. And treasure to behold.

91 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:18:48pm

DERP. FAIL.

92 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:19:27pm

re: #91 Vicious Babushka

DERP. FAIL.

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Why can’t we just ignore this man?

93 Kragar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:19:28pm

re: #90 lawhawk

Dinosaurs on a spaceship should be treated as a real terror. And treasure to behold.

Done it already.

Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

94 Gus  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:19:47pm

re: #91 Vicious Babushka

DERP. FAIL.

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Uh oh. They’re onto us. //

95 Bulworth  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:20:05pm

re: #88 lawhawk

I just saw someone claiming that the gun control proposal is a $4b state bailout.

Right. A bailout.

And the President only indicated $500m, not $4b. But let’s set that aside for the moment. If the money isn’t provided to fund a federal mandate, it’s an unfunded mandate, which is itself a problem for states to comply with federal law.

Gah…

The Pentagon’s got $4 billion worth of change on the floor and between seat cushions.

96 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:20:24pm

re: #81 EPR-radar

Apparently human taste has variations from person to person that can account for otherwise inexplicable food dislikes (e.g., the taste HW Bush gets from broccoli may not be the same taste that I get from broccoli).

I have a friend who loathes cucumbers. They seem harmless to me.

Very true. A lot of people hate spinach. I love it.

97 Kragar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:20:34pm

re: #91 Vicious Babushka

DERP. FAIL.

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Um, no Bryan. That’s not how science works.

98 jaunte  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:20:36pm

re: #82 freetoken

I read that report last night. It’s really something; racial and antisemitic indoctrination in public schools.

New TFNEF Report: Texas Public School Bible Classes Teach Races Come from Noah’s Sons, Biblical Literalism, 6000-year-old Earth
[Link: tfninsider.org…]

99 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:20:51pm

Yeah, I heard the jobs argument last night. I asked if the person actually knew how many jobs the firearm’s manufacture’s accounted for?

100 Bulworth  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:21:02pm

re: #88 lawhawk

$4 billion bailout? Oh, in that case then, no. We can’t do anything to reduce gun violence. /

101 Lidane  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:21:09pm

re: #91 Vicious Babushka

I thought that was Scientology.

///

102 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:21:09pm

re: #91 Vicious Babushka

The fact that Bryan Fischer has any role in US society other than as an object of derision to be pointed at and laughed at is a problem.

103 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:21:10pm

re: #96 HappyWarrior

Very true. A lot of people hate spinach. I love it.

I even put it in my smoothies!

104 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:21:23pm

re: #98 jaunte

I read that report last night. It’s really something; racial and antisemitic indoctrination in public schools.

New TFNEF Report: Texas Public School Bible Classes Teach Races Come from Noah’s Sons, Biblical Literalism, 6000-year-old Earth
[Link: tfninsider.org…]

Yeah I saw that last night. What in the name of fuck is wrong with the Texas Board of Education?

105 Petero1818  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:21:34pm

re: #78 Bulworth

I live in Canada. Thanks. You do have the best available healthcare in the US, particulary for those people able to access it. I don’t think any uninsured American would talk much about how fabulous your system is.

Yes we have long waits for certain things and I am actually in favour of privatizing many elements of the Canadian system. I am fortunate enough to have sought US care when I did not want to risk waiting in Canadian lines. I am currently wating a few months for an MRI for a non urgent matter. It is frustrating. Our system has many issues.

But a fabulous health care system is only fabulous if you can access it through affordable means. So in the US some believe the system is awesome and for others it is perhaps the greatest failing of a great country.

Let me guess….works for you huh?

106 Lidane  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:22:14pm
107 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:22:37pm

re: #101 Lidane

I thought that was Scientology.

///

Okay, who wants to bet that Fischer thinks “Scientology” is related to science because of the word science is in the name?

108 Bulworth  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:22:37pm

re: #105 Petero1818

I was using special wingnut speak there.

109 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:22:51pm

re: #101 Lidane

I thought that was Scientology.

///

Bryan hates Scientology because he thinks it’s all sciencey.

110 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:23:01pm

re: #106 Lidane

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Papa must be so proud. Rand’s even more nutso than Dad if you ask me.

111 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:23:12pm

re: #106 Lidane

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They really think that there are elements of the government that are omnipotent, don’t they?

112 Petero1818  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:23:26pm

re: #108 Bulworth

I was using special wingnut speak there.

Ahhhh…no sarc tag though.

113 jaunte  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:23:48pm

re: #104 HappyWarrior

Yeah I saw that last night. What in the name of fuck is wrong with the Texas Board of Education?

The film The Revisionaries tells part of the story:
[Link: www.npr.org…]

114 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:24:04pm

re: #111 FemNaziBitch

They really think that there are elements of the government that are omnipotent, don’t they?

It’s either government is too incompetent to do anything or government is all knowing and power and therefore shouldn’t be able to do anything. It’s never in between.

115 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:24:27pm

re: #113 jaunte

The film The Revisionaries tells part of the story:
[Link: www.npr.org…]

Yeah I heard that was good. Should put in my Netflix quene.

116 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:24:28pm

re: #112 Petero1818

Purple comic sans is the wingnut font, used for mocking RW nut job positions.

117 Lidane  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:25:13pm

re: #111 FemNaziBitch

They really think that there are elements of the government that are omnipotent, don’t they?

Yep.

And the same gubmint that can magically round up and deport 12 million undocumented immigrants can ALSO magically round up and destroy over 300 million guns, don’tcha know.

118 Petero1818  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:25:32pm

re: #116 EPR-radar

Purple comic sans is the wingnut font, used for mocking RW nut job positions.

Learn something new everyday.

119 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:27:32pm

re: #117 Lidane

Yep.

And the same gubmint that can magically round up and deport 12 million undocumented immigrants can ALSO magically round up and destroy over 300 million guns, don’tcha know.

What I don’t get about the former is how they totally miss how big an intrusion on people that would be. There inevitably would be people who were actual UC citizens and legal residents targeted in such a raid. But I guess because they think all illegals are non-white, it won’t effect them or people like them.

120 freetoken  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:27:36pm

From that TFN report PDF:

Other resources in the Dayton ISD course also
clearly promote particular religious views: Thru the Bible by the late preacher and radio personality J. Vernon McGee; Hal Lindsey’s The Late Great Planet Earth, a best-selling exposition of the “end times” theology held in some conservative Protestant circles; When the Enemy Strikes: The Keys to Winning Your Spiritual Battles, by the famous Southern Baptist minister Charles Stanley; and Jesus: The Lion and the Lamb by David R. Reagan,“senior evangelist for Lion & Lamb Ministries.”

Hal Lindsey!

121 Gus  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:28:17pm

re: #118 Petero1818

Learn something new everyday.

˙ʎɐp ʎɹəʌə ʍəu ƃuıɥʇəɯos uɹɐəl

122 dragonath  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:28:28pm

The “I’m Right” caption below Rubio’s face just cracked my computer screen.

123 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:28:31pm

I for one liked the South Park episode about 9/11 conspiracy theories and the government. The joke was that the government spreads the conspiracies to make people think they’re more powerful than they actually are.

124 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:29:17pm

re: #121 Gus

˙ʎɐp ʎɹəʌə ʍəu ƃuıɥʇəɯos uɹɐəl

don’t start! LOL

125 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:29:22pm

re: #118 Petero1818

Learn something new everyday.

wingnut speak formula [ wingnut ] rant about Obama [ /wingnut ]

omit spaces and you get

Obama eats babies!

( I usually add bold and some !!111!!ty for effect)

126 freetoken  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:32:15pm

Continuing on to section 6:

Klein ISD’s PowerPoint introductory presentation adopts a similar stance. One slide proclaims, “The Bible is the written word of God. The Bible is one volume which consists of 66 books…. It’s a word selected as a title for all of God’s Words. Scripture is also used to refer to God’s Word…. When the word Scripture is used with a capital ‘S’ it means the sacred writings of God.” Another reads, “The Bible is united in content because there is no contradictions in the writing [sic]. The reason for this is because the Bible is written under God’s direction and inspiration.” Other Klein materials describe “The books of Prophecy” by explaining that “these books are prophetic messages from God to His people about future events. Many of the prophecies have already been fulfilled, but some remain to be fulfilled in the future.” Its comment on what it calls the “books of history” is that “naturally they do not tell everything that happened, but they record the major events and show the results of both following and ignoring God’s law.”

And then some might wonder why I refer to it as Texastan.

127 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:32:31pm

re: #125 Sol Berdinowitz

wingnut speak formula [ wingnut ] rant about Obama [ /wingnut ]

( usually add bold and some !!111!!ty for effect)

For the full effect, intentional misspellings and grammar errors can be added, but it is difficult for the literate to capture the proper flavor of authentic wingnutese.

128 Lidane  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:32:35pm

re: #119 HappyWarrior

What I don’t get about the former is how they totally miss how big an intrusion on people that would be. There inevitably would be people who were actual UC citizens and legal residents targeted in such a raid. But I guess because they think all illegals are non-white, it won’t effect them or people like them.

Everyone knows that all the dirty illegal furriners here are brown. Duh.

The gubmint can take ‘em all, but leave mah gunz alone.

129 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:32:40pm

It’s the zero-sum game and the slippery-slope argument all rolled into one paranoid jumble of propagada.

The all powerfull (only if we don’t have our gunz) government will put you in a gulag for having the wrong thought if we let them force registration for certain types of firearms.11ty

Pretend that last part is in Purple Comic Sans (Yes, I do need to learn how)

130 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:34:01pm

re: #128 Lidane

Yep pretty much. Same thing with gays. We should ban homosexual acts but any gun regulation is a Stalinist Nazi plot.It must be in the wingnut training manual to be in cognitive dissonance mode 24/7/365.

131 freetoken  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:35:14pm

Section 7 … good grief.

132 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:36:03pm

re: #131 freetoken

Section 7 … good grief.

Section 8?

133 b_sharp  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:36:18pm

re: #75 FemNaziBitch

We are feeling creatures who think. Unlike, I guess, the beasts who just feel.

Thing his, I haven’t seen a lot of thinking on the part of a lot of humans lately.

I swear, I must be an alien because I just don’t get it.

I know I have my own hot button issue, yet, I do try to put valid research behind my arguments.

When my hot button issues gets pushed too often, I put Vaseline on it.

134 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:36:48pm

re: #133 b_sharp

When my hot button issues gets pushed too often, I put Vaseline on it.

TMI

135 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:36:58pm

re: #119 HappyWarrior

What I don’t get about the former is how they totally miss how big an intrusion on people that would be. There inevitably would be people who were actual UC citizens and legal residents targeted in such a raid. But I guess because they think all illegals are non-white, it won’t effect them or people like them.

Cheech Marin covered that one about 25 years ago.
[Link: en.wikipedia.org…]

136 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:37:22pm

re: #129 FemNaziBitch

#125 here has the recipe for the wingnut font

137 freetoken  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:38:10pm

From section 7:

[…] Prosper ISD’s “Event Timeline” frames not only the biblical story but all subsequent history into its framework, beginning with Noah’s three sons (Genesis 9:9) and concluding in 2011 with a note on the modern Jewish population of Israel, which figures prominently in some eschatological frameworks. A Prosper ISD timeline on “Revelations” [sic] likewise relates the fate of present-day Israel and the Jewish people with various verses: “Survival of the Jewish nations [sic] is one of the miracles of history and her greatest agony is yet to come. It was sealed in the book of Daniel 12:4-9, opened in Revelation 5:5, 7, 6:19, Matthew 28:21, 23, John 30:7, Revelation 12:12, 10.” The course explains that “the first time the Lord gathered his people back was after the Babylonian captivity. The second time the Lord will gather his people back will be at the end of the age.” Students in this course are taught that they themselves may be living in the last days. A discussion of the seven churches of Revelation 2-3 suggests that “each church represents a period of history” and concludes with “the lukewarm church of the 20th century, today the last period of church history.”

Those students are going to be seriously twisted.

138 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:38:55pm

re: #136 EPR-radar

#125 here has the recipe for the wingnut font

where?

139 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:38:59pm

re: #135 Feline Fearless Leader

Cheech Marin covered that one about 25 years ago.
[Link: en.wikipedia.org…]

Ah smart man. I wasn’t even 30 days old when that came out tho.

140 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:39:43pm

re: #137 freetoken

From section 7:

Those students are going to be seriously twisted.

Yep, section 8 material, for sure.

141 lawhawk  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:41:25pm

Because the GOP knows it has a problem. A huge one. And the only way it can insulate itself against the problem isn’t to change from its misogynistic and caveman approach, but to hide it in the shadows and avoid being caught on tape.

142 freetoken  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:41:37pm

Ok, from section 8:

[…] The “Moses and the Red Sea Crossing: Truth of Fiction” slide show in Ector County ISD’s Permian High School includes this claim:

Sad to say mainstream anti-God media do not portray these true facts in the light of faith But prefer to sceptically [sic] doubt such archaeological proofs of the veracity & historicity of the Biblical account one of the
most accurate history books in the world[.]

This is what those kids are being taught.

No wonder Faux never runs out of viewers.

143 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:42:40pm

re: #141 lawhawk

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Because the GOP knows it has a problem. A huge one. And the only way it can insulate itself against the problem isn’t to change from its misogynistic and caveman approach, but to hide it in the shadows and avoid being caught on tape.

Some idiot will think he’s not on tape and run his yap anyhow. They can’t help blaming rape victims because a lot of them seem to really feel that “She had it coming.”

144 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:42:57pm

re: #142 freetoken

Ok, from section 8:

This is what those kids are being taught.

No wonder Faux never runs out of viewers.

Where there is a market, someone will pop-up to exploit it.

Nature abhors a vacuum.

145 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:43:45pm

re: #143 HappyWarrior

Some idiot will think he’s not on tape and run his yap anyhow. They can’t help blaming rape victims because a lot of them seem to really feel that “She had it coming.”

For not being the Virgin Mary.

Who wasn’t a virgin.

146 freetoken  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:44:12pm

All those sections were just form chapter 2. Wait till you get to Chapter 3, which is about how Judaism is represented.

147 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:44:31pm

re: #146 freetoken

All those sections were just form chapter 2. Wait till you get to Chapter 3, which is about how Judaism is represented.

Do I have to?

148 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:44:38pm

re: #138 FemNaziBitch

where?

copying from #125 above:

[ wingnut ] rant about Obama [ /wingnut ]

omit spaces inside the [ ] and you get

rant about Obama

This can be seen in preview, to confirm before posting.

149 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:44:54pm

re: #143 HappyWarrior

Some idiot will think he’s not on tape and run his yap anyhow. They can’t help blaming rape victims because a lot of them seem to really feel that “She had it coming.”

The problem is that so many of them are convinced that they are morally right and, inasmuch as a lot of them are highly evangelical Christians, see no need to hide their shining truths under a basket…

150 Gus  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:44:57pm

re: #146 freetoken

All those sections were just form chapter 2. Wait till you get to Chapter 3, which is about how Judaism is represented.

Make a page.

151 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:45:34pm

re: #142 freetoken

Ok, from section 8:

This is what those kids are being taught.

No wonder Faux never runs out of viewers.

My irony meter jumped massively upon seeing that it is a slideshow from *Permian High School*, which is named after the Permian Basin and referring to the 270 million year old rocks lying under Odessa.
>:D

152 b_sharp  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:45:35pm

re: #142 freetoken

Ok, from section 8:

This is what those kids are being taught.

No wonder Faux never runs out of viewers.

Archaeological proofs, just like the existence of Troy proves the Iliad and the Odyssey are about real events.

153 Gus  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:45:49pm
154 b_sharp  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:46:08pm

re: #144 FemNaziBitch

This is what those kids are being taught.

No wonder Faux never runs out of viewers.

Where there is a market, someone will pop-up to exploit it.

Nature abhors a vacuum.

So does my cat.

155 Bulworth  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:46:11pm
portray these true facts in the light of faith

Ah, faith-based truthiness.

156 b_sharp  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:46:52pm

re: #147 FemNaziBitch

Do I have to?

No chocolate until you do.

157 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:48:11pm

re: #156 b_sharp

No chocolate until you do.

you are in a jaunty mood today.

158 Jolo5309  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:48:12pm

re: #134 FemNaziBitch

TMI

B_sharp is from Regina, can you guess what that rhymes with?

159 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:48:33pm

re: #158 Jolo5309

B_sharp is from Regina, can you guess what that rhymes with?

pool?

160 Gus  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:48:44pm
161 b_sharp  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:49:21pm

re: #153 Gus

I Can Haz Little Wingnut Sandich

Why?

162 Gus  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:49:48pm

BTW. Dennis Kucinich is going over to Fox News. He also said he would be going there to “also” complain about PBO.

163 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:50:10pm

re: #149 Sol Berdinowitz

The problem is that so many of them are convinced that they are morally right and, inasmuch as a lot of them are highly evangelical Christians, see no need to hide their shining truths under a basket…

ah! Morality, again. Those competing for first in line to Heaven concerned about morality.

I live here on Earth, with human laws. I deal in pragmatism, not morality.

164 b_sharp  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:50:36pm

re: #157 FemNaziBitch

you are in a jaunty mood today.

Just got back from a long drive and trying to relax before I have to go get the wife.

165 b_sharp  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:51:38pm

re: #158 Jolo5309

B_sharp is from Regina, can you guess what that rhymes with?

Hey! No fair.

Toon town doesn’t rhyme with anything.

166 Destro  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:53:54pm

re: #19 Political Atheist

Too bad it took a couple hundred years to get affirmed as an individual right.

Militia does not mean individual in the English language I am using……

167 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:55:07pm

re: #166 Destro

Militia does not mean individual in the English language I am using……

Well, we need to use the Supreme Court’s interpretation, not yours.

168 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:57:03pm

I have to take Brat Puppy for his play date.

Have fun.

169 Jimmi the Grey  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 1:00:59pm

re: #158 Jolo5309

B_sharp is from Regina, can you guess what that rhymes with?

John Cena?

170 Destro  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 1:04:48pm

re: #92 FemNaziBitch

Why can’t we just ignore this man?

He has the Constitution blown up on the wall like Saul the criminal lawyer from “Breaking Bad”.

171 Destro  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 1:07:24pm

re: #130 HappyWarrior

Yep pretty much. Same thing with gays. We should ban homosexual acts but any gun regulation is a Stalinist Nazi plot.It must be in the wingnut training manual to be in cognitive dissonance mode 24/7/365.

What if we arm the gays and then threaten to make gay sex illegal?

172 blueraven  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 1:10:42pm

re: #162 Gus

BTW. Dennis Kucinich is going over to Fox News. He also said he would be going there to “also” complain about PBO.

Another useful idiot for Fox News.

173 Gus  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 1:13:57pm

re: #172 blueraven

Another useful idiot for Fox News.

Yep. Dennis Kucinich heads over to Fox News where I will continue to ignore what he has to say.

174 TheSwedish  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 1:25:21pm

“Well, here’s Rubio on Fox News parroting pro-gun propaganda and invoking one of the most insidious right wing memes, the insinuation that President Obama is an ‘other’ — a person who doesn’t truly understand the US Constitution, or American values.”

Butbutbut…Rubio likes hip - hop, which makes me want to have a beer with him!!!!!!!!1111111111one

175 TedStriker  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 2:15:54pm

re: #169 Jimmi the Grey

John Cena?

No, in this case, Regina rhymes with “vagina”, IIRC.

176 Ming  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 3:28:30pm

I suspect that what motivates Marco Rubio’s descent into the gutter is that he’s considering a run for the presidency, or vice-presidency, in 2016. This is the same behavior we saw with Bobby Jindal: (1) I have a chance to be the GOP nominee in 2016, and (2) I’d better appeal to the GOP base, real quick!

177 steve_davis  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:38:48pm

re: #8 kirkspencer

that and the “nobody can define what an assault weapon is, we can’t ban what we can’t define or we’ll wind up banning everything.”

Simple. An assault rifle is a Mac Bolan rifle. Imagine you’re Mac Bolan and you’re going to kill every mafia boss, capo, and consigliere in a hotel. What do you come armed with? An AR-15 definitely comes to mind.


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Randall Gross
Tommy Emmanuel and Janis Ian at the Philadelphia Folk Festival
August 16, 2014 Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel and legendary folk singer Janis Ian join forces to play two classics together: Her mega hit "At Seventeen" and "Over The Rainbow".

3 hours, 13 minutes ago
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Hyped Up On Ganja
Lindsay Lohan reveals she’s voting for Mitt Romney because ‘employment is really important’
Asked to expound on her comment, Miss Lohan giggled, and replied "Wingnut Mormons are so $$#@#$ hawt and junk" / But this was not the first time the fledgling political pundit has jumped into the presidential twitter fray. In early ...

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Natalie MacMaster
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The War TARDIS
Doctor Who “Into the Dalek” Open Thread
This episode will echo old Dalek episodes, both with a bit of a twist. Also, Clara will be finding someone, as she seems to be moving from her feelings of the 11th. But, this for talking.

2 days, 3 hours ago
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FemNaziBitch
Roger Goodell: ‘I Didn’t Get It Right.’ -NFL TAKES A NEW STANCE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell admits he was wrong on the Ray Rice decision, and Goodell took an important step Thursday towards showing the league is serious about cracking down on domestic violence as well as sexual assault. In a ...

3 days, 9 hours ago
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sagehen
Doctor Who Spoiler Thread
For those who want to post immediately... live... without having to hide spoilers behind the button.

1 week, 1 day ago
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EiMitch
Escapist: Maniac Cop
escapistmagazine.com Link broken? The gist is that this is an impressively sarcastic review of an old slasher flick based on the "unrealistic" premise of a cop abusing his power to murder people.

1 week, 2 days ago
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Rightwingconspirator
A Lizard’s Regenerating Tail
Don't ya hate it when that happens? You feel so short for a month. Anoles are curious little lizards capable of ditching their tails when they feel threatened. This self-amputation, called autotomy, takes about 25 days for the tail to ...

1 week, 4 days ago
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CriticalDragon1177
Io9 - Everything You Need To Know About Lemuria, The Lost Continent Of Lemurs
Esther Inglis-Arkell talks about the weirdest lost continent myth, I've ever heard. Its the only one I know of that ever included giant telepathic lemurs. No seriously! In 1858 a young zoologist, playing around with an idea, came up with ...

1 week, 4 days ago
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 Frank says:

Eddie, are you kidding?