Right Wing Media Already Misleading About Obama’s Prayer Breakfast Comments

Right wing media defend using Christianity to justify Jim Crow & Spanish Inquisition
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Right wing media are already taking President Obama’s comments at this morning’s prayer breakfast out of context in order to play into the hateful attack that our President is a terrorist sympathizer who hates Christians.

Hot Air accused the President of comparing Christianity to ISIS:

Drudge went with the single out of context quote in his headline:

And of course, this is not what the President said at all. Below is the context (taken directly from the link that Drudge uses and then ignores):

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday condemned those who seek to use religion as a rationale for carrying out violence around the world, declaring that “no god condones terror.”

“We are summoned to push back against those who would distort our religion for their nihilistic ends,” Obama said during remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast. He singled out the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, calling the militants a “death cult,” as well as those responsible for last month’s terror attacks in Paris and deadly assault on a school in Pakistan.

[…]

“Unless we get on our high horse and think that this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ,” Obama said. “In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.

“So it is not unique to one group or one religion,” Obama said. “There is a tendency in us, a simple tendency that can pervert and distort our faith.”

Obama called for all people of faiths to show humility about their beliefs and reject the idea that “God speaks only to us and doesn’t speak to others.”

So let me throw this right back onto the RWM by using their logic and giving you a sample headline:

Right Wing Media Defend Using Christianity To Justify Jim Crow & Spanish Inquisition

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130 comments

1 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 5, 2015 10:53:35am

Well, HotAir, Christians did once behead people and burn people alive.

But, as many devout, faithful, patriotic conservative pure true Christian Americans will attest, Christian nations have now “secularized” and “watered down the truth”, kicked Gd out of the public sphere, etc, so they don’t do that shit anymore.

2 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 5, 2015 10:55:57am

Is this the same prayer breakfast in which conservatives had a collective orgasm a year or two ago when loony creationist neurosurgeon Ben Carson likened Obamacare to slavery, etc?

3 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 11:11:20am

Right wing distorting what Obama actually said. What a shock.

4 Charles Johnson  Feb 5, 2015 11:11:44am

In my opinion, there shouldn’t be a White House “prayer breakfast” at all.

5 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 11:12:08am

re: #2 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Is this the same prayer breakfast in which conservatives had a collective orgasm a year or two ago when loony creationist neurosurgeon Ben Carson likened Obamacare to slavery, etc?

Probably. See, it’s terrible for Obama to point out that terrible things were done in the name of Christianity but it’s just peachy for Dr. Ben shit for brains Carson to liken legislation designed to get people better health care to slavery.

6 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 11:12:41am

re: #4 Charles Johnson

In my opinion, there shouldn’t be a White House “prayer breakfast” at all.

Only if the president has a pop quiz in his Trig class later that day.

7 Charles Johnson  Feb 5, 2015 11:14:27am

Promoted!

I was going to write a post about this myself after seeing the Stupidest Man on the Internet parroting this same “anti-Christian” bullshit.

8 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 11:14:59am

Western civilization became less violent because of secularization. Because they became nations based on secular law rather than religion. Really, there’s nothing wrong with what Obama said at all. Lest we forget that the KKK burns crosses in the name of Christianity. That bombers of abortion clinics think they are doing Christ’s work. Yes violence committed by Muslims is awful but the double standard used against Muslims for violence is pathetic when you look at all that’s done in the name of Christianity and yet no one is saying that Christians should have to swear “oaths of allegiance.”

9 Romantic Heretic  Feb 5, 2015 11:17:03am

People do prefer mythology to history, don’t they?

10 The Vicious Babushka  Feb 5, 2015 11:17:32am

OH LOOK MOAR WINGNUT RACISM==>

11 Dr. Matt  Feb 5, 2015 11:17:50am

My psychic abilities are hitting on all cylinders today….

12 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 5, 2015 11:18:12am
“Unless we get on our high horse and think that this is unique to some other place…”

Hurr hurr its not about getting on are high horse because were just better Exceptional and all the bad is unique to the Islam world!!11

13 lawhawk  Feb 5, 2015 11:18:14am

re: #8 HappyWarrior

Or that Colorado was a KKK hotbed, where they controlled Denver with ruthlessness (including owning Mayor Stapleton). Stapleton even put the KKK in charge of the police force there.

14 Charles Johnson  Feb 5, 2015 11:18:33am

A Hot Air commenter defends Vlad the Impaler. VLAD THE FREAKING IMPALER.

Just check out the history of the real man who inspired Count Dracula, Vlad “the Impaler” Tepes. He fought the ever advancing Ottoman Turks in Romania, and a case could be made that his legendary brutality was a direct result of the Muslim military threat to his country all of his life.

15 Charles Johnson  Feb 5, 2015 11:19:56am

re: #10 The Vicious Babushka

OH LOOK MOAR WINGNUT RACISM==>

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These people are such freaking liars. Neither Nelson nor Winnie Mandela ever “burned people alive.”

17 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 11:20:54am

re: #14 Charles Johnson

A Hot Air commenter defends Vlad the Impaler. VLAD THE FREAKING IMPALER.

Up next, the Inquisition wasn’t so bad because of the threat to Spain posed by the Muslims.

18 The Vicious Babushka  Feb 5, 2015 11:21:23am

If Obama is an “Islamic collaborator” what does that make Jordanian King Abdullah? (who did not fly any combat sorties)

19 Charles Johnson  Feb 5, 2015 11:21:24am

Winnie Mandela did make statements that were interpreted as supporting the ugly practice of necklacing, but she never participated in it herself.

Nelson Mandela neither supported nor participated in necklacing.

20 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 11:21:34am

re: #15 Charles Johnson

These people are such freaking liars. Neither Nelson nor Winnie Mandela ever “burned people alive.”

It’s also rich considering that the right has the Contras who Reagan compared to our own Founding Fathers. Yeah I doubt our Founding Fathers would have condoned the rape and murder of nuns.

21 lawhawk  Feb 5, 2015 11:22:09am

re: #17 HappyWarrior

Auto-de-fé, it’s what you oughtn’t do, but you do anyways. Run by the ruthless Torquemada, but you can’t talk’em outta anything.

22 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 11:22:35am

Or how about the other right wing Latin/South American favorite, the Pinochet regime and also the Argentine junta that stole children from families and threw people out of airplanes into the Atlantic ocean.

23 nines09  Feb 5, 2015 11:23:01am

Historical accuracy. How does that work again? Facts? We don’t need no stinking facts.

24 mr.fusion  Feb 5, 2015 11:23:09am

re: #7 Charles Johnson

Promoted!

I was going to write a post about this myself after seeing the Stupidest Man on the Internet parroting this same “anti-Christian” bullshit.

Thanks for the promotion!

Quite an infuriating topic, but also extremely predictable. I’m sure Hannity will spend his entire show on this one out of context quote tonight

25 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 5, 2015 11:23:11am

re:
#16

#TDGN

Is RWNJ trying to hashtag Twitter Gulag Defense Network, TGDN?

26 b.d.  Feb 5, 2015 11:23:26am

Can we open up the FEMA Camps already? I’ve about had it with those dipshit baggers.

27 The Vicious Babushka  Feb 5, 2015 11:23:37am

HURR HURR CHRISTIANS HAVEN’T KILLED FOR CHRIST FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS!!!1!!!!!

Dr. Tiller and Dr. Slepian beg to differ.

But they can’t because they were murdered for Christ.

28 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 11:23:40am

Of course, these are the same people who actually believe Anti-Semitism wasn’t a problem in Europe until Muslim immigrants came along. Dreyfus affair? Totes caused by Muslims in the French army. The pogroms? Sekrit Muslims in Russian society.

29 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 11:24:23am

The LRA anyone?

30 The Vicious Babushka  Feb 5, 2015 11:26:19am

HURR HURR BUT OBAMA IS A SEEKRIT MUSLIN!!!!1!!

31 Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 5, 2015 11:26:34am

re: #4 Charles Johnson

In my opinion, there shouldn’t be a White House “prayer breakfast” at all.

Are there more than just Christian Prayers at this breakfast?

32 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 11:27:19am

re: #30 The Vicious Babushka

HURR HURR BUT OBAMA IS A SEEKRIT MUSLIN!!!!1!!

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Wait so now they want a Muslim to rule them?

33 nines09  Feb 5, 2015 11:27:45am

re: #30 The Vicious Babushka

HURR HURR BUT OBAMA IS A SEEKRIT MUSLIN!!!!1!!

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Threw their He Man Putin to the curb quick. Fickle.

34 Charles Johnson  Feb 5, 2015 11:28:00am

Wow. Haven’t read comments at Hot Air for a long time - but there are some total wackos in there. Out of control hate speech.

35 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 11:28:37am

re: #33 nines09

Threw their He Man Putin to the curb quick. Fickle.

Vlad has a sad. Someone find a photo of Vlad doing manly man things. That’ll cheer them up.

36 lawhawk  Feb 5, 2015 11:29:20am

The Crusades, when Christians had no problem killing Jews all along the Crusader routes to the Holy Land.

The Crusades, where English Christian nobles killed Jews so that the British nobles could avoid having to repay debts to the local Jews.

The Crusades, where Christians killed people all along the route. Because that was so Christian of them.

Let’s also ignore the Western Christian Crusaders (4th Crusade) who decided to lay siege and ultimately sack Constantinople, which was still the Eastern Orthodox Christian home and center of the Eastern Roman Empire. The sacking of Constantinople led to its inevitable weakening that ultimately allowed the Ottoman Turks to overwhelm them in 1453.

It also led to the schism between Eastern and Western Christian Churches.

37 nines09  Feb 5, 2015 11:30:28am
They call him “Flipper, Flipper…..”
38 Dr. Matt  Feb 5, 2015 11:30:43am

re: #32 HappyWarrior

Wait so now they want a Muslim to rule them?

A Muslim who is a King nonetheless. BTW, the anniversary of his ascending to the throne is Saturday.

39 KerFuFFler  Feb 5, 2015 11:31:12am
Obama called for all people of faiths to show humility about their beliefs and reject the idea that “God speaks only to us and doesn’t speak to others.”

This is difficult when so many religions use as their chief selling point that believers of any other religions or denominations are destined for eternal damnation.

40 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 11:31:17am

re: #38 Dr. Matt

A Muslim who is a King nonetheless. BTW, the anniversary of ascending to the throne is Saturday.

Wingnuts they be so weird.

41 Kragar  Feb 5, 2015 11:31:43am
42 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 11:32:39am

re: #39 KerFuFFler

This is difficult when so many religions use as their chief selling point that believers of any other religions or denominations are destined for eternal damnation.

That’s a big part of why I don’t have much use for religions. Now private faith is another story. Really, I’d be more happy if people just lived trying to do the right thing because ultimately we’re not on this earth long but we share it with so many others so we should try to make it an as good world as possible to leave for our descendants.

43 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 11:33:10am

re: #41 Kragar

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Conservatives outraged. All you needed to know.

44 lawhawk  Feb 5, 2015 11:33:49am

re: #30 The Vicious Babushka

Wait a moment, so there are Muslims who are willing to stand up against Islamic extremists. Weren’t these right wing knuckle draggers saying there were no such things, or that Muslims would have to declare their loyalties? So the kill ‘em all right wing knuckle draggers admit they’re wrong? Naw….

They’re just using it as another baseless attempt to attack the President, whose policies continue to put pressure on AQ, ISIL, and other Islamic terror groups via UAV strikes, direct airstrikes, and other steps. They haven’t stopped either.

45 Timothy Watson  Feb 5, 2015 11:33:59am

re: #22 HappyWarrior

Or how about the other right wing Latin/South American favorite, the Pinochet regime and also the Argentine junta that stole children from families and threw people out of airplanes into the Atlantic ocean.

Pinochet liked to throw pregnant women out of helicopters.

46 lawhawk  Feb 5, 2015 11:34:09am

About the University at South Carolina shooting, it was a murder suicide:

2 dead.

47 nines09  Feb 5, 2015 11:34:20am

re: #42 HappyWarrior

That’s a big part of why I don’t have much use for religions. Now private faith is another story. Really, I’d be more happy if people just lived trying to do the right thing because ultimately we’re not on this earth long but we share it with so many others so we should try to make it an as good world as possible to leave for our descendants.

I think a lot of folks go to service to be absolved and then go spend the next 6 days pissing on everybody else until the next sin cleansing.

48 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 11:34:30am

re: #45 Timothy Watson

Pinochet liked to throw pregnant women out of helicopters.

Thanks Nixon and Kissinger.

49 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 11:35:14am

re: #47 nines09

I think a lot of folks go to service to be absolved and then go spend the next 6 days pissing on everybody else until the next sin cleansing.

Seems that way. Judge like hell during the week. Go to church for forgiveness for being a constant judgmental asshole.

50 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 11:35:35am

re: #46 lawhawk

About the University at South Carolina shooting, it was a murder suicide:

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2 dead.

Damn.

51 JustMark  Feb 5, 2015 11:35:46am

re: #16 The Vicious Babushka

#tcot is full of this freaking shit:

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Wait, I work with Muslims and help them sometimes and actually like them too… does that make me a - ?

52 Kragar  Feb 5, 2015 11:36:45am

re: #51 JustMark

Wait, I work with Muslims and help them sometimes and actually like them too… does that make me a - ?

The Enemy!
/

53 The Vicious Babushka  Feb 5, 2015 11:37:36am

HURR HURR GLENN GREENWALD SAYS TEH U.S. IS WORSER THEN ISIS!!!!1!!!!!

54 The Vicious Babushka  Feb 5, 2015 11:37:58am

re: #51 JustMark

Wait, I work with Muslims and help them sometimes and actually like them too… does that make me a - ?

I WORK IN DEARBORN

55 A Cranky One  Feb 5, 2015 11:39:18am

The RWNJs are really annoying me today. I almost went beyond cranky.

Fortunately, I was able to get it under control. Because beyond cranky is this:
Beyond cranky

56 Timothy Watson  Feb 5, 2015 11:39:54am

re: #16 The Vicious Babushka

#tcot is full of this freaking shit:

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The photograph is taken from the bin Laden situation room picture no less.

57 thedopefishlives  Feb 5, 2015 11:40:32am

re: #54 The Vicious Babushka

I WORK IN DEARBORN

*cough*

That’s Dearbornistan to you, you liberal hippie.

58 JustMark  Feb 5, 2015 11:41:16am

re: #54 The Vicious Babushka

I WORK IN DEARBORN

I bet you can get some awesome kabab.

59 lawhawk  Feb 5, 2015 11:41:45am

re: #58 JustMark

I know a great schwarma place. /

60 Mike Lamb  Feb 5, 2015 11:42:14am

I don’t care what anyone says, that is some first rate trolling from Obama.

Also, too, for the ahistorical idiots that are in a froth about it, I give you the Lord’s Resistance Army.

61 Kragar  Feb 5, 2015 11:42:19am

re: #57 thedopefishlives

*cough*

That’s Dearbornistan to you, you liberal hippie.

Vichy Michigan.
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62 makeitstop  Feb 5, 2015 11:42:32am

The one remaining Facebook wingnut’s got a stiffie because Jordan killed a couple of people they were going to kill anyway.

I pointed out that report of over 6,000 ISIS members being killed by the coalition, and all I got back was ‘those numbers are fuzzy, nobody knows how many have been killed.’

So I said, okay, let’s cut that number in half - 3,000 dead ISIS members is a good thing, right?

I was then treated to a rant about how in 2016 we’ll have a strong president who will know how to fight terrorism.

I replied ‘Osama bin Laden’ and blocked him. My Facebook page is now wingnut-free.

63 Dr. Matt  Feb 5, 2015 11:42:47am

re: #53 The Vicious Babushka

HURR HURR GLENN GREENWALD SAYS TEH U.S. IS WORSER THEN ISIS!!!!1!!!!!

64 Mike Lamb  Feb 5, 2015 11:42:58am

re: #61 Kragar

Vichy Michigan.
///

Dhimmi Michigan.

65 A Cranky One  Feb 5, 2015 11:43:27am

re: #54 The Vicious Babushka

I WORK IN DEARBORN

YOU MUST BE ONE OF THEM SEKRIT MUSLIMS LIKE OBUMMER!!11!

66 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 5, 2015 11:44:49am

re:
#30

Any chance we could hire Jordan’s King to replace King Obama?

No but you could move to Jordan and live there. If you hate America and its election/governing system as you seem to do.

67 KerFuFFler  Feb 5, 2015 11:46:18am

re: #49 HappyWarrior

Seems that way. Judge like hell during the week. Go to church for forgiveness for being a constant judgmental asshole.

The thing is, I don’t think that the bulk of judgmental assholes consider that a sin for which they need to be forgiven. It seems like many ministries have recognized that it is easier to sell a religion that lets people feel righteous based on how much they disapprove of gay people, unwed mothers, drug addicts or people who use birth control. It is much harder to sell getting people to focus on their own personal failings like greed, laziness, impatience and unkindness.

68 lawhawk  Feb 5, 2015 11:49:12am

re: #64 Mike Lamb

Isn’t that Upper Michigan? ////////////

69 William Barnett-Lewis  Feb 5, 2015 11:50:07am

re: #4 Charles Johnson

In my opinion, there shouldn’t be a White House “prayer breakfast” at all.

As a pretty devout Episcopalian, I agree.

“There never was a union of church and state which did not bring serious evils to religion.”
The Right Reverend John England, first Roman Catholic Bishop of Charleston SC, 1825.

Or to the state, I’d argue.

70 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 5, 2015 11:50:30am

re:
#54

I WORK IN DEARBORN

How do you get to work through all the no-go zones?

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71 The Vicious Babushka  Feb 5, 2015 11:51:21am

re: #70 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

re:
#54

How do you get to work through all the no-go zones?

//

MY MAGIC ISRAELI FLAG

Flag of Israel in Dearborn
72 nines09  Feb 5, 2015 11:53:58am

Video

I’ll just leave this here.

73 William Barnett-Lewis  Feb 5, 2015 11:55:52am

re: #36 lawhawk

It also led to the schism between Eastern and Western Christian Churches.

Everything you say is true, much to my disgust. However, the majority of the schism between Roman and the Orthodox churches had long before been done by the Filoque controversy en.wikipedia.org leading to schism in 1054. The damage done by the 1204 rampage in Constantinople was just more of the same hateful greed, violence and ignorance that was the
whole of the crusades in a nutshell.

74 Charles Johnson  Feb 5, 2015 11:55:59am
75 Jenner7  Feb 5, 2015 11:56:10am

It is 60 degrees here in Northern Utah. It feels like April. So wild.

76 ObserverArt  Feb 5, 2015 11:56:53am

re: #71 The Vicious Babushka

MY MAGIC ISRAELI FLAG

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I’ve always meant to ask you, is that row of flags outside the Ford corporate offices?

77 Charles Johnson  Feb 5, 2015 11:57:02am

“Making no law impeding free exercise of religion?” WTF? That’s a complete inversion of the intent of the Establishment Clause. And this isn’t a right winger saying this.

78 The Vicious Babushka  Feb 5, 2015 11:58:22am

re: #76 ObserverArt

I’ve always meant to ask you, is that row of flags outside the Ford corporate offices?

Yes.

79 Dr. Matt  Feb 5, 2015 11:59:32am

The righties are full of outrage over Brian Williams’ past comments, but they and the MSM have been silent about BillO’s:

O’Reilly: But I tell you what, I’ve been in combat. I’ve seen it. I’ve been close to it. And if my unit is in danger and I got a captured guy and the guy knows where the enemy is and I’m looking him in the eye, the guy better tell me. That’s all I’m gonna tell you. If it’s life or death, he’s going first. Roger, Portland, Oregon. What say you, Roger?

Roger: Yeah, hey, Bill. Bill, first things first. Ummmm, you just said that you’ve been in combat, but you’ve never been in the military, have you?

O’Reilly: No I have not.

Roger: Then why did you say you’ve been in combat?

O’Reilly: Why do I say that, Roger? Because I was in the middle of a couple of firefights in South and Central America.

Roger: But you’re a media guy.

O’Reilly: Yeah, a media guy with a pen, not a gun. And people were shooting at me, Roger.

Roger: Because people might think that you actually were in the military.

O’Reilly: Ahhhhh. We don’t want to mislead anybody, but I’ve made it quite clear in many, many circumstances …

Roger: No, we don’t want to do that, Bill, because we know how fair and balanced we are …

O’Reilly: Yeah, hey, listen, Roger, you know what? You can take your little “fair and balanced” uhhhh snip remark and shove it. Okay? You’re not getting on this air. And you, Mr. Macho Man, would have never come close to anything that I’ve done down where I’ve been. Okay? So take a walk and … well, ‘nuff said.

80 nines09  Feb 5, 2015 12:01:01pm

re: #79 Dr. Matt

The righties are full of outrage over Brian Williams’ past comments, but they and the MSM have been silent about BillO’s:

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Yep. Real close to that screen.

81 Decatur Deb  Feb 5, 2015 12:01:48pm

re: #21 lawhawk

Auto-de-fé, it’s what you oughtn’t do, but you do anyways. Run by the ruthless Torquemada, but you can’t talk’em outta anything.

That’s just how we Savonarola.

82 Bubblehead II  Feb 5, 2015 12:02:38pm

RE #75

Same here in Twin. Now if only the sun would come out.

83 Charles Johnson  Feb 5, 2015 12:04:12pm

Magical thinking is everywhere.

84 b_sharp  Feb 5, 2015 12:04:54pm

re: #83 Charles Johnson

Magical thinking is everywhere.

I wish I could upding this more than once.

85 The Vicious Babushka  Feb 5, 2015 12:05:53pm

TCOT is so full of Teh Derp Stupids

86 A Cranky One  Feb 5, 2015 12:06:24pm

I sometimes think of strange things late at night when my insomnia acts up (which is most nights).

The other night, I was thinking about what I’d want to have if I was stranded on an island with very little. What music, etc. Then I got to thinking about what people I’d want to have around. As I mulled over the short list, I realized that it was quite a diverse group of people. People of different faiths, different backgrounds, etc. What the folks had in common was that they were good, caring people who I could trust and who shared my compassion for others.

Not a single RW’er on the list. And I know quite a few, working in a VERY Republican area.

Then I realized that the folks on my list had a lot of common with the folks on this blog. Nice!

Thanks for being an island of sanity in an ocean of derp!

87 Charles Johnson  Feb 5, 2015 12:07:07pm
88 Dr. Matt  Feb 5, 2015 12:09:24pm

The idiot talking heads on Fox et al. with their “no-go zones” BS experienced only a fraction of Brian Williams’ media-evisceration.

89 A Cranky One  Feb 5, 2015 12:10:41pm

re: #88 Dr. Matt

The idiot talking heads on Fox et al. with their “no-go zone” BS experienced only a fraction of Brian Williams’ media-evisceration.

Fox is a no-go zone for folks who can think.

90 Charles Johnson  Feb 5, 2015 12:11:07pm
91 ObserverArt  Feb 5, 2015 12:12:17pm

re: #73 William Barnett-Lewis

Everything you say is true, my to my disgust. However, the majority of the schism between Roman and the Orthodox churches had long before been done by the Filoque controversy en.wikipedia.org leading to schism in 1054. The damage done by the 1204 rampage in Constantinople was just more of the same hateful greed, violence and ignorance that was the
whole of the crusades in a nutshell.

William, your post reminded me of something. I’ve posted I was raised and schooled 12 years as a Catholic. I used to have an alternative-rock, all originals band back in ‘83 named in reference to Martin Luther’s works.

95 Posters.

No one ever figured out where it came from. 3 of us were Catholic school boy classmates. It fit us.

We had a cool song that left a lot of people stunned when ever we played it. Who’ll Bomb Beirut Today? I don’t know if the way we played it left them stunned, the content…or we sucked. I don’t think we sucked, but our words were not your ordinary lyrics.

And the song was full of the keyboardist doing high key combo organ notes that reflected Middle Eastern music, with the bass player doing slides into big bass chords like bombs, me on drums doing machine gun snare work along with the guitarist.

We broke up shortly after playing it out a couple times, so we never got it recorded in any form. Damn, what I would give to hear that again today.

92 #FergusonFireside  Feb 5, 2015 12:12:57pm
93 Dr. Matt  Feb 5, 2015 12:14:09pm

re: #91 ObserverArt

95 Posters.

I saw you guys at Woodstock.

94 Decatur Deb  Feb 5, 2015 12:14:18pm

re: #92 #FergusonFireside

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Don’t be so negative. Measles has friends in high places.

95 nines09  Feb 5, 2015 12:14:53pm

re: #92 #FergusonFireside

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Yeah but it’s a choice. Isn’t it? People forget. Thinking like that can kill us all.

96 The Vicious Babushka  Feb 5, 2015 12:15:00pm

WTFITS
This does not seem to be a parody account but a genuine crazy person

97 ObserverArt  Feb 5, 2015 12:15:08pm

re: #78 The Vicious Babushka

Yes.

Thought that looked familiar. I stayed at a Holiday Inn in Dearborn many many years ago when the US Grand Prix used to be held in the streets downtown by the RennCen. Drove by the Ford headquarters one morning just to check it out, being a big car lover and all.

98 nines09  Feb 5, 2015 12:17:17pm

re: #96 The Vicious Babushka

That’s a lot of wrong in a very small space. I wonder who dresses her.

99 Mattand  Feb 5, 2015 12:17:31pm

re: #96 The Vicious Babushka

WTFITS
This does not seem to be a parody account but a genuine crazy person

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What’s “p2” again in Tea Party Crazy Speak?

100 Dr Lizardo  Feb 5, 2015 12:18:44pm

re: #96 The Vicious Babushka

WTFITS
This does not seem to be a parody account but a genuine crazy person

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Yep. If that’s really not parody, that’s weapons-grade stupid right there.

101 #FergusonFireside  Feb 5, 2015 12:18:54pm
102 ObserverArt  Feb 5, 2015 12:19:29pm

re: #86 A Cranky One

I sometimes think of strange things late at night when my insomnia acts up (which is most nights).

The other night, I was thinking about what I’d want to have if I was stranded on an island with very little. What music, etc. Then I got to thinking about what people I’d want to have around. As I mulled over the short list, I realized that it was quite a diverse group of people. People of different faiths, different backgrounds, etc. What the folks had in common was that they were good, caring people who I could trust and who shared my compassion for others.

Not a single RW’er on the list. And I know quite a few, working in a VERY Republican area.

Then I realized that the folks on my list had a lot of common with the folks on this blog. Nice!

Thanks for being an island of sanity in an ocean of derp!

We all get washed up on this beach. Prevailing winds and all…

103 Bubblehead II  Feb 5, 2015 12:20:24pm

re: #96 The Vicious Babushka

WTFITS
This does not seem to be a parody account but a genuine crazy person

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Looks like Gray Panther deleted it. Either that or so much stupid collapsed upon itself forming a twitter black hole.

104 lawhawk  Feb 5, 2015 12:20:49pm

But remember when the right wing was saying how Putin was getting the upper hand on Obama? Yeah, wasn’t that long ago.

Except now the Russian economy is in shambles, the ruble is rubble, oil prices are down by half from a year ago, and Putin can’t find the money to pay off on his Sochi experiment, so he’s going to dump it all on the Russian people who can least afford it.

Wait, that sounds exactly like what the GOP would do here. It IS a match made in … well, somewhere.

105 nines09  Feb 5, 2015 12:21:46pm

re: #104 lawhawk

But he’s so….manly.

106 The Vicious Babushka  Feb 5, 2015 12:22:01pm

re: #99 Mattand

What’s “p2” again in Tea Party Crazy Speak?

#p2 is supposed to be a liberal hashtag like #UniteBlue but I have never read that feed so I can’t vouch for it.

107 D_Red  Feb 5, 2015 12:25:00pm

It’s interesting that nobody ever mentions the religion of narco-terrorists in the western hemisphere.

108 GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 5, 2015 12:25:03pm

Another day, more false rightwinger outrage.

And many of them are pissed about that new show Fresh Off The Boat too. Because the Asians in it called white people white people. lol

Highly suggest everyone watch it. It’s comedy gold. Set in 1995 Florida.

109 Mattand  Feb 5, 2015 12:25:17pm

re: #106 The Vicious Babushka

#p2 is supposed to be a liberal hashtag like #UniteBlue but I have never read that feed so I can’t vouch for it.

Just picked through it. Saw some sort of subversive radical named Curious Lurker on there.

Bolsheviks and anarchists, I tells ya!!!

110 The Vicious Babushka  Feb 5, 2015 12:26:55pm

re: #109 Mattand

Just picked through it. Saw some sort of subversive radical named Curious Lurker on there.

Bolsheviks and anarchists, I tells ya!!!

It works if you can’t fit #UniteBlue into your Tweet

111 The Ghost of Tonalite Gneiss  Feb 5, 2015 12:27:50pm

Ahem.

The single largest Protestant denomination in the US is the Southern Baptists…

…who split from the other Baptists over the theological justification of slavery.

112 nines09  Feb 5, 2015 12:28:26pm

re: #79 Dr. Matt

Bill ‘O Tool. Fair and Balanced Daily Masturbation. Tune in and wank along with BILL ‘O TOOL!

113 ObserverArt  Feb 5, 2015 12:29:01pm

Was there mention around these parts about the 2008 Pentagon study that researched if Vladimir Putin has Asperger’s syndrome? I guess the report was released yesterday. I heard about it on the news earlier today.

Here is a link to Time article about it…

Old Pentagon Study Says Putin Has Asperger’s

114 ObserverArt  Feb 5, 2015 12:30:17pm

re: #102 ObserverArt

We all get washed up on this beach. Prevailing winds and all…

A downding for this? Mattand…come on man!

: )

115 Ace-o-aces  Feb 5, 2015 12:32:16pm

re: #10 The Vicious Babushka

OH LOOK MOAR WINGNUT RACISM==>

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I shouldn’t feed the trolls, but I couldn’t resist.

116 leftynyc  Feb 5, 2015 12:32:18pm

For one of today’s awwwwww moments - the moment when a child sees his mother for the first time. Sorry I have no clue how to embed.

huffingtonpost.com

117 A Cranky One  Feb 5, 2015 12:32:45pm

re: #114 ObserverArt

Yah, I mean everybody knows life is a beach! /ducks

118 Romantic Heretic  Feb 5, 2015 12:34:58pm

re: #46 lawhawk

About the University at South Carolina shooting, it was a murder suicide:

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2 dead.

Sigh. I’m betting it’s some misogynist asshole declaring, “You’re mine! Mine! Nobody else will ever have you! We’re going someplace where I’ll own you forever! Bitch!”

I loathe those people. A blight on my gender and on our species.

119 Romantic Heretic  Feb 5, 2015 12:36:07pm

re: #49 HappyWarrior

Seems that way. Judge like hell during the week. Go to church for forgiveness for being a constant judgmental asshole.

Steve Wright: When I was a kid I used to pray for a bicycle. Then I realized I was doing it wrong so I stole a bicycle and prayed for forgiveness.

120 Gus  Feb 5, 2015 12:41:19pm
121 Lidane  Feb 5, 2015 12:42:55pm

The RWNJ head explosions over this are as boring as they are predictable.

122 Gus  Feb 5, 2015 12:43:05pm
123 Romantic Heretic  Feb 5, 2015 12:46:05pm

re: #107 D_Red

It’s interesting that nobody ever mentions the religion of narco-terrorists in the western hemisphere.

What? Money?

They’ll never speak about that. It might make money merely a form of value exchange rather than a demonstration of the superiority of the people who have lots of it.

124 Gus  Feb 5, 2015 12:46:18pm

For some reason not all the Tweets are showing up in that last comment.

125 Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 5, 2015 12:47:39pm

re: #124 Gus

For some reason not all the Tweets are showing up in that last comment.

I see five tweets in that comment.

126 GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 5, 2015 12:49:52pm

re: #14 Charles Johnson

Yet idiots like him are unable to see that brutality by the likes of ISIS/AQ is the result of Western aggression towards them. Imagine that!

127 Gus  Feb 5, 2015 12:50:07pm

re: #125 Backwoods_Sleuth

I see five tweets in that comment.

OK, great!

128 b_sharp  Feb 5, 2015 12:52:48pm

re: #127 Gus

OK, great!

I see 6.

129 Egregious Philbin  Feb 5, 2015 2:45:49pm

I was in the car, and flipped through the usual radio talk shows….all were spouting the same old BS talking points, “the crusades didn’t last that long, it was a barrier against muslims, etc, etc, etc.

130 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 5, 2015 3:11:23pm

re: #92 #FergusonFireside

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A history of measles, a virus as old as civilization.

Well, rinderpest is as old as cattle-herding, maybe…but measles didn’t mutate from it till the 10th or 11th Century A.D.

Meanwhile rinderpest has been eradicated since there are no antivaxxer cows.


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