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Governor Romney marched with civil rights…..

Posted by mesablue on July 12, 2012

What did Obama or his father do?

 

 

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I Can’t Believe I Agree with Bill Maher.

Posted by Wickedpinto on February 20, 2011

found at

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Was Christ a Socialist?

Posted by Wickedpinto on November 4, 2010

I always hate talking religion, simply because of my own personal beliefs, which basically don’t exist, but Alex Knapp at OTB puts this up.

Their closing line is.

But generosity to the poor is a fundamental Judeo-Christian principle, and it’s nonsensical to simultaneously believe that the country’s government is based on Judeo-Christian principles and then be opposed the government operating on those principles.

Well, I would say, WRONG.  The reason isn’t that I say Christianity doesn’t support charity, it does, to a great degree.  I DO say that Christ in the passages quoted (go there and read it, it’s not a big read) is talking precisely about charity.  What the government does isn’t charity, it’s coercion.  It’s actually kinda Ironic that I would be the one saying this, for anyone who knows me would agree about how unfit I am to speak on this, but even in the text of his second quote they prove their own point incorrect.   The young man of wealth was negotiating with The Christ and was given the terms of his contract for eternity, and decided he didn’t like the terms.  So after the young man of wealth turned down the offer and walked away, Jesus didn’t send peter to tackle the kid and take his wealth, he simply let the kid decide if he felt the exchange was a worthy use of his wealth, to which the kid apparently said no.   Sounds like a Contract to me, which is foundational to capitalism.  Young man of wealth kept his gold, but Jesus didn’t provide him the service.

Another quote from the bible, which seems quite non distribution of wealthy.

3Then Mary took about a pinta of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

4But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected, 5“Why wasn’t this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year’s wages.b6He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it.

7“Leave her alone,” Jesus replied. “[It was intended] that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial. 8You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me.”

See?  Even The Christ accepts charity, rather than taking it away from Mary and giving it to someone else.  That uncharitable prick, Jesus The Christ, didn’t he know that he was a redistributor of wealth?

I don’t write this for any reason other than that I friggen HATE people invoking scripture to rationalize their own personal social and political biases.

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An Interview With an Ex-Scientologist

Posted by Wickedpinto on November 4, 2010

Jason Beghe, who you might recognize, I mostly remember him as Tom Yinessa from 1st and 10, talks about his experience with scientology.

I really don’t care about Scientology myself, don’t judge the run of the mill Scientologist, even people like John Travolta and Tom Cruise.  I guess they’re happy and quirky and the average person doesn’t have to deal with them, so fine.  This interview, however, shows some strange stuff.

Language warning.

That is just part one, all 13 cuts, or the full unedited can be found if you go to Youtube.  If bored and curious can also checkout Operation Clambake.

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My objections to Sarah Palin in 2012

Posted by Viv on October 18, 2010

First let me start off by saying that I think Sarah Palin has done a lot for the 2010 elections, while waking up some of the GOP. Plus, she is a good fundraiser.  She can fire up a crowd with her speeches like nobody’s business.  That said, I think it is a huge mistake to even consider her as a GOP candidate for 2012. Here is why.

1) Palin is a divider not a uniter.

The fiscal conservatives of the GOP cannot win a presidential election alone. The moderates of the GOP cannot win by themselves. The neo-cons cannot win by themselves. The social cons/Christian right-wing cannot win alone. The libertarians of the GOP cannot win. The independents can’t win. You get the picture. Each of these groups usually share some common ground, but their priorities are all placed differently and therefore party purity will never exist.

Purging the party of any of these groups is a big mistake. Pragmatism must prevail.

Palin has a problem helping and/or endorsing candidates with whom she is not ideologically equal.  There is a reason that Palin isn’t out stumping for Carly Fiorina (R-CA) to defeat Barbara Boxer (D-CA) in the Senate race. [Yes, I know she endorsed Carly.] She doesn’t want to have that bite her later with her pro-life base. Plus, Fiorina wouldn’t benefit substantially in a more moderate-voting California, by having a Palin endorsement.  Do you think Susan Collins (R-ME) would welcome the support of Palin? No, of course not. As a female Republican voter, I find this trend to be disturbing.

At a time when the majority of female voters leans toward the Democrats, it is imperative for the GOP to gain ground with women voters – YES, even the pro-life and/or pro-choice voters. [DISCLOSURE: I’m vehemently pro-life and have substantial creds on this subject. ] I am not a big fan of Republicans who are pro-choice, but I’m a realist and believe they have to have a place in the “big tent.”  Don’t you think that Collins, Snowe, Fiorina, etc… would vote for a Supreme Court nominee that may hold pro-life views among others? They have and they will.  Despite their occasional abhorrent votes on other issues, that does not make them unworthy of a united front by the GOP, including Sarah Palin’s support.

Naturally, I support a more conservative candidate (i.e., Rubio (R-FL) to claim victory over a less conservative Republican, but ONLY when that candidate is viable (and not down double-digits).  I frown on tossing away a possibility at a majority vote and the right to drive an agenda, just for the sake of party purity. Anyone who doubts this logic need only look at the historic numbers achieved by the best Republican uniter, Ronald Reagan. Palin is no Reagan.

2) Palin is not strong enough to lead the GOP in the ousting of Obama.

Why? Because like it or not, Obama is just better at the fluff speeches.  The reason we have Obama is because so many independents and moderates bought into the hope/change/dreams lines from Obama’s idiot boards.  Palin can give some entertaining speeches too, but not as well as Obama. And because she can’t seem to unite the factions of the GOP, she will struggle gaining the confidence of the independents and moderates, no matter how well she throws out the one-liners to bait them.

The incumbent has the advantage. [Also at play are Obama picking Hilary Clinton as his new VP running mate and an economy that may not recover while the Republicans have control of the Congress between 2010 and election day of 2012.] While Obama doesn’t do well in interviews and debates, neither does Palin. Again, she’s weaker when pressed in those ‘gotcha moments’ and the media isn’t going to start doing her any favors. Obama was their golden child and they will work hard to push him, especially if Palin is his 2012 opponent.

3) Palin will be slaughtered in the GOP primary.

You think that Obama and the media will be hard on Palin, just wait until she has to go head to head with the other GOP possibilities. Can you imagine her in a debate with Huckabee, Romney, Barbour and Daniels (just to name a few)? They are all governors who never QUIT their job. They will nail her on that.  Palin can hit the pulse of the talking points (reduced government, lower taxes, strong defense, secure borders, etc…), but when it comes to substance, she is going to struggle against the credentials of the aforementioned candidates. She will have to come prepared to not only defend her record but also bring appealing ideological solutions beyond the catch phrases.

4) Palin is sexy, but I think America is getting weary of sexy.

Maybe I’m jumping the gun on this one and giving voters more credit than they deserve. But I’m tired of the only candidates that seem electable are the ones who look good. I’d rather have a chunky Haley or a comb-over Daniels because they can bring real solutions to the table. They can bring more than just looking good in a suit (or pumps) and flashing a million dollar smile. Are we really this shallow? Haven’t we learned this lesson enough times? I think all the protests over the last few years suggest that we are tired of slogans and pretty faces and want substance. My concern is that Palin may not be able to offer the latter.

5) The whole “I’m just like you” meme is part of Palin’s charm, but also a flaw.

I’m a female Republican, so naturally it is exciting for me to have a candidate with whom I can identify. I liked Palin on McCain’s ticket because of that very reason, and because she brought executive experience. Also, she complimented McCain’s weaknesses on energy and immigration policies.  However, I don’t want a president who is just like me. I want someone better than me. I want someone smarter than me. I want someone who can communicate better than me. I do not want a victim, because I’m not one. Palin does occasionally take the “I’m a victim of media slant and establishment criticism” road and I am not impressed by that. While it is probably true, she doesn’t need to remind us of this fact. Very few Republicans get a fair shake in the media. Suck it up, girlfriend. Our nominee doesn’t have to be a Yale or Harvard graduate, but I can say I went to fewer colleges than Palin to get my undergraduate degree. Remember, I expect more.  We don’t want a snob or an elitist, but I think she will struggle with her credentials against some of the others who can also pull off the “I’m like you” too — Mike Huckabee comes to mind here.

I believe the GOP will need a candidate that can appeal to all of the GOP groups, not just the Tea Partiers, in order to defeat Obama. I will certainly support Palin if she is the GOP nominee, but I am admitting now that I will be disappointed if that is the best we can do and will be more than skeptical of her chances to beat Obama.

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Hiding in Plain Sight

Posted by Wickedpinto on October 17, 2010

Read this over at geekpress, and it’s genius.

When you are famous, and when you live in the very place that virtually everyone loves you, how do you go to get the latest issue of X-men without having everyone mob you?  Why, you go as yourself, because no one would believe you would be so brazen.

John Elway Wears His Own Jersey.

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Oh, Crap, Mormons In Space!!

Posted by Wickedpinto on October 10, 2010

Can you imagine the extra payload required for such a thing?  I mean the extra copies of the book of mormon ALONE will be more than fuel, explains why the guy is into fuel depots.  I never knew John Goff is a mormon.  It really doesn’t matter, but I just wanted to make a lame joke.

I’m of the Trey Parker school of religious tolerance.  “Mormons are just nice people.” and I think Mrs. Skinny made an extra sammich just cuz I’m likeable.

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MEMORANDUM: No more birther BS!

Posted by Viv on September 27, 2010

While I’m not usually an advocate of candidates and elected officials using “talking points”, I think it is long past due for the GOP to publish a memo to all Republicans telling them how to respond to questions about Obama’s religion and/or birth certificate. How many more times does this have to happen before people know how to respond?

Tim Walberg, the former GOP congressman running to win back his Michigan seat from freshman Democratic Rep. Mark Schauer, says he doesn’t know whether President Obama was born in America or if he is a Muslim.

Asked on a local call-in radio show whether he believes Obama was born in America or if the president is a Muslim, Walberg said Thursday he wasn’t sure.

Of course, shortly after this incident Walberg issued a statement saying he takes Obama on his word about his religion, just as others have already done over and over.

Personally, I like the way Buzz Aldrin handles the nutters.

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Football Players apparently like hot chicks.

Posted by Wickedpinto on September 12, 2010

I know it’s CRAZYTALK!

But I liked this (out of context) quote.

Team owner Woody Johnson spoke with Sainz about her treatment on Sunday.

“He stressed to Ines that he expects all member of the Jets

WOODY JOHNSON! is worried about how a hot chick was treated by ALL MEMBER(s)

Woody Johson! Hot chick, Member(s) That sounds like a bad SNL Skit (depending on what era, it would be bad back when they were funny, but high art nowadays)

Found at JWF.

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Hey libs

Posted by mesablue on August 10, 2010

What’s funny is, the place I found this wanted to prove the opposite point of what is actually the “real” point.

So, once again — Hey libs!

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John Ausonius

Posted by mesablue on August 6, 2010

Worst. Serial Killer. Ever.

* On August 3, 1991, the Laser Man shot his first person. The victim was a 21 year old immigrant to Sweden from Eritrea, whom Ausonius shot in the back. The victim, however, survived.[3] Two of the victim’s friends said they saw a circle of red light on his body before they heard the shot.

* On the evening of October 21, 1991, outside the Stockholm University, Shahram Khosravi, a 25-year-old student of Iranian origin, was shot in the face but survived.

* On the night of October 27, 1991, a homeless man of Greek origin was shot twice in the stomach. The victim saw a bright red light, heard the shots but managed to run away. Although wounded, he survived.

* In the middle of the day of November 1, 1991, Ausonius walked into a restaurant kitchen in Stockholm where he had seen an immigrant and shot him once in the head and several times in the stomach. The victim, Heberson Vieira Da Costa, a musician from Brazil, saw a red light before he was shot, and got a good look at his assailant. The victim survived, seriously wounded, but was able to give a description of the Laser Man to the police.

* Ausonius continued his shootings and, on November 8, 1991, he mortally wounded Jimmy Ranjbar, another Iranian student, who died the next day.

Ausonius then went to Las Vegas to gamble and visit the Grand Canyon. The Laser Man disappeared for a few months, but he would return.

* On January 22, 1992, Ausonius went to Uppsala, where he walked up to a couple, and shot the man in the head. The victim, Erik Bongcam-Rudloff, was a Ph.D. student in medical sciences. He survived and is now a scientist representing Sweden in several international scientific networks.

* January 23, 1992, back in Stockholm, Ausonius shot a black bus driver, originally from Zimbabwe, in the middle of the day. The victim was shot in the chest but survived.[3] That evening, Ausonius walked into a Somali club in central Stockholm and shot two men, both of whom also survived.

* On the night of January 28, 1992, Ausonius walked up to a kiosk where Isa Aybar, an immigrant of Turkish origin, was working. Ausonius shot him four times in the head and arm, and walked away. Aybar was seriously wounded but managed to call the police and survived.

* On January 30, 1992 Ausonius shot his last victim, from Lebanon, in the head, a store owner in Hägerstensåsen, paralyzing but not killing him.

I’m feeling more than a little sorry for Jimmy Ranjbar.

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Sorry Pedophiles

Posted by Wickedpinto on July 27, 2010

Your victim needs their fathers permission.

Oh! That’s not uncommon?  Or at least common enough that it can be publicly broadcast?

WTF?!

This is part of why I have serious issues with Islam, anyone who thinks I’m being judgmental can take a set of genitals that they posses, and shove those said same up their ass.

“But that is just a small group of extremists.”

Like your founder?

Go Fuck yourselves.  I wish I would go full bore eddiebear on this one.

But I can’t, that man is a poet.

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I’ll be in my bunk.

Posted by Wickedpinto on July 24, 2010

20 years of fantasizing has paid off.

Tiffany (nice juggs btw) squaring off against Debbi Gibson in the movie called “That Movie Where Tiffany and Debbi Gibson get into a Cat Fight, making me spend a lot of time in my bunk.”

Not sure if that is the actual title, or just the working title.

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This Is Actually Kinda Funny if You Know what NKOTB is.

Posted by Wickedpinto on July 19, 2010

I never liked doing celebrity blogarazzi stuff here, cuz I prefer to keep AMA somewhat pure for politics, philosophy and inane humor with a little bit of current events and local news, with a touch of moronophilia.

But this post I just saw at “Seriously OMG WTF” cracked me up, because EVERY EFFING GIRL I dated in highschool trained me well in the nature of the New Kids On The Block.

They were a Phenomenon!  A MAJOR Phenomenon, like a Billion effing Dollars, built on the backs of 5 brooklyn Boston (I knew that)kids.

For those of you not in the know, The New Kids on the Block was a FRIGGEN PHENOMENON!

They had The Right stuff.

They had the Love of every young girl who was just growing their boobies, and all us guys had to find some niche to fill in accordance with the lay out of their boy band paradigmn.

I was a Joey, though I really rated a Donny,  I got so screwed.

I got into more fights than joey ever watched on television, I was A FUCKING DONNY!  But I didn’t get into my height until I was almost 16, went from about 5’2 to about 6′ in about 18 months.

TOTALLY NOT FAIR!

I’m a FUCKING DONNY!  and the Jordan and Johnies used to get my lunch for me and pay for it.

NOT COOL!  Sometimes I hate being the smart sexy tough guy kid.

UPDATE:  I hate to admit it, but that’s actually a pretty good song.

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Can a Christianist help me out here?

Posted by Wickedpinto on September 16, 2008

What is a fundamentalist Christian?

I, sorta kinda raised in a Catholic environment, always understood that the “fundamentals” of christianity was the acceptance of Jesus, as the Christ and Lord, and that we are all Sinners, and that through The Christ, Jesus, we are forgiven our sins.

are there any more fundamentals that I’m missing?  Or are there a few thousand pages missing from my bible?

Also, I’m sure most of you guys know, I’m an atheist, so this is an honest question.

Because I don’t believe that vitriolic lefty’s know what fundamentalist christians believe

Update: I’m an atheist, but I am comfortable with that moniker because of my understanding of the will of god through my somewhat sorta catholic upbringing.  I can live a good life, and apologize for those things that I have done wrong, and be forgiven if I am wrong.  I think that my not exactly, but somewhat related to my upbringing that is associated with Catholocism has given me a firm grasp of right and wrong, even though I don’t think that there is an all knowing and caring individual sitting on high messing with my life, or the lives of others.   So, I try to live a good life, a kind life, and when I don’t I feel bad and I beg forgiveness from those I might have wronged.  It’s easy to be an atheist, if you realize that a good and proper god, doesn’t mind, as long as you follow his perfectly reasonable edicts (christian, not Joo.)

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Have a rage boy Christmas

Posted by mesablue on December 17, 2007

From the always funny guys at The Nose On Your Face.

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Why would anyone watch these idiots?

Posted by mesablue on December 4, 2007

The airheads on The View, of course.

“They had Christians before Jesus Christ, they threw them to the lions.”

Oof.

This makes their political proclamations even more ridiculous.

The only reason I even noticed this is because they had their “favorite Republican nutjob”, Ron Paul, on today.

Via Hot Air

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Oh England, we hardly knew ye

Posted by mesablue on September 4, 2007

An interesting look at the losing battle over the soul of The Empire.

Cal Thomas at Real Clear Politics

England is Vanishing

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND — Perhaps there will not always be an England. An exodus unprecedented in modern times, coupled with a record influx of foreigners, is threatening to erode the character of the land of William Shakespeare and overpowering monarchs, a land that served as the cradle for much of American thought, law and culture.


The figures, making headlines in London newspapers, tell only part of the story. Between June 2005 and June 2006 nearly 200,000 British citizens chose to leave the country for a new life elsewhere. During the same period, at least 574,000 immigrants came to Britain. This number does not include the people who broke the law to get there, or the thousands unknown to the government. Britain’s Office of National Statistics reports that middle-class Britons are beginning to move out of towns in southern England that have become home to large numbers of immigrants, thereby altering the character of neighborhoods that have remained unchanged for generations.


Britons give many reasons for leaving, but their stories share one commonality: life in Britain has become unbearable for them. They fear lawlessness and the threat of more terrorism from a growing Muslim population and the loss of a sense of Britishness, exacerbated by the growing refusal of public schools to teach the history and culture of the nation to the next generation. What it means to be British has been watered down in a plague of political correctness that has swept the country faster than hoof-and-mouth disease. Officials say they do not wish to “offend” others.

Go read the rest.

The last line of the article is scary:

The greater tragedy is that the people of Britain have little say in any of this, so they are taking the road of last resort. They are leaving.

Caliphate — google it!

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Poochie

Posted by Wickedpinto on August 30, 2007

I have a reason to dwell on poochies, but it’s not my place.

Anyways, two comments by the same person at the Hostages, were beautiful, inspirational and true in a way that man can’t understand.

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

Author unknown…

  • Will Rogers said something to the effect of, “If dogs don’t go to heaven, I want to go where they go.”
  • I second that.
  •  that was MOMinuteman.

    His moniker might make him sound like some right wing extremist, but he understands poochies so quickly and easily that the reast of the hostages (there are 6 of us, and all but one are dog people) couldn’t respond.

    MOMinutemen, I might disagree with you in the future about other things, but you said it.  You said it best about mans best “friend.”  I personaly don’t think they are a friend, they are a family member, and we are their pack.

    Thank you VERY much for those reminders MOMinuteman.

    Thank You VERY MUCH for those references.

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    “I hit him in the skull…”

    Posted by Wickedpinto on August 30, 2007

    Tucker? let me inform you of something.  I’m a soft bitch, but I probably have 60 pounds on your self righteous scrawny ass.

    I’m willing to call homosexuals fags, and doughnutpunchers, and rimriders, and you THINK you are the “least anti-gay conservative.” though you threaten to throw heads into the stall?

    Bring your 3 breast friends, and I will bring ONE gay friend, and the two of us, one gay and one hetero will mop the floor with your “least anti-gay” conservative ass, faster that it took you to give your “I have black friends” or ” I have gay friends” defense.

    You were a patronizing little shit, and even if you weren’t patronizing, you are a little shit.  I could snap your neck with one arm, and one leg as a “handicap” you tiny tiny tiny little elitest prick.

    Hell, I bet if I had mesa shouting instructions from the corner, I could beat the living snot out of you with only ONE limb.

    Ain’t the media SO FRIGGEN TOUGH!!!!! when they aren’t actually facing anyone?

    NOTE: I’m a soft bitch now, VERY SOFT, but I’m still a relatively fit 220lb’s, at 6’1+

    Tucker is just a napoleonic midget hiding behind the only job that allows him to say “THE CONSTITUTION, THE CONSTITUTION.”   Tucker?  You are a liar, and a pussy, you need some ass kicking to actually understand the “strength” you think you represent, but I guess thats a requirement for MSNBC.

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