Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Relief Of Not Believing In Hell

Alice over at Whatsoever Is Lovely writes about how she became a nonbeliever, and she recently posted about what a relief it is to come across nice and decent gay people and not have to wrestle with the question of whether or not they will be tortured for all eternity in the most hideous fashion for the glory of a perfect and loving God.

Turns out, not having to wrap your head around that nonsense is pretty sweet.

I'm a nonbeliever who has a real appreciation for progressive Christianity. But hell is a stupid idea. Universal reconciliation or get the fuck out. (Or you can try my brand of cynical agnosticism. I totes recommend.)

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Is Trump Lying About The Size Of His Crowds?

"At a rally last week in Little Rock, Ralph Shoptaw, the general manager of the Arkansas state fair, announced that Trump had drawn a record crowd of 11,500 to the Barton Coliseum. But a reporter for the Daily Mail documented significant portions of the arena sitting empty and estimated attendance at 6,000. Shoptaw told the reporter that the 11,500 figure was provided by the campaign (Trump called it 12,000 in a tweet).

One person briefed on the behind-the-stage happenings at the event said that Trump had refused to go on stage until Shoptaw declared the crowd record-sized. Shoptaw did not respond to requests for comment from POLITICO."

Read the rest here.


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Monday, February 8, 2016

Privilegefest '16 - The Oregon Standoff

"You are going to get to surrender without being hung out of hand as has been the traditional fate of traitors in arms. You will get an expensive and public trial in which you are very likely to be given a ridiculously vast amount of privilege to spout your idiotic, treasonous nonsense and justify your greedy and selfish seizure of our public patrimony. And, even if you are convicted of the crimes you have so self-evidently committed, you will have careful and relatively benign jailers who will ensure that you are released unharmed to resume your deluded and delusional defiance of both republican government and common sense which I know you will because...well, you're you and can no more stop being you than a howler monkey can stop flinging its poop.

In short, you are some seriously lucky sonsofbitches and you need to accept that and go quietly to the lawmen and surrender."

Read the rest at Graphic Firing Table here. This was a couple weeks ago, but I just found it this morning, and it's still solid. The blog is quirky and fun. But my favorite parts are when the writer gets in one of those "I'm not going to take anymore of this bullshit" moods. Check it out.

Friday, February 5, 2016

The Real Estate Tycoon's Discrete Girlfriend - A Letter (By Donald Trump)

(From The Classy Poems Of Donald Trump - an ongoing project)

While I still had my natural boobs,
I played piano in the talent portion of the Miss Bergen County pageant.
You came with your coat of luxurious cashmere, tipping well.
And we went on talking in the hotel bar called Tipsy’s.
Two small people, without dislike or suspicion.

At 22 I got involved with My Lord you.
I never laughed at your jokes.
And said those things about the condition of your scalp.
Called to, a thousand times, I pretended my momager was on the phone.

At 24 I stopped scowling,
I desired my name to be mingled with yours
So you can help me with my career and turn into a classy woman.
Why should I be afraid to sign the non-disclosure agreement?

At 25 you departed,
You went into politics. We couldn’t be seen together,
and you have been gone five months.
The slot players make sorrowful noise overhead.

If you are coming down through the area,
Please let me know beforehand,
And I will come out to meet you

As far as Newark Airport.

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Stopping By Some Rubes On A Snowy Evening - A Poem By Donald Trump

(From The Classy Poems Of Donald Trump - an ongoing project)

Whose rubes these are I think I know
Because of what the Fox poll shows;
They’ve come to see me stopping here
In their strip mall Domino’s.

My little intern must think it queer
That I’m eating crappy pizza here.
With frost-bitten jackasses who rarely vote.
As the New Hampshire primary nears.

He calls the limo driver over
To ask if he knows our next stopover -
As if these hicks might take the hint,
And leave us be so we can motor.

But America is full of clowns like these
And I’ll need every one of them in the primaries;
I have promises to make that I won’t remember
And things to say that no one believes.

This mall is ugly, dank, and grim.
I never thought that I might win.
Now I have eight years of this before I’m free.

Eight years of this before I’m free.


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"Screw Purity!"

"So the greatest mistake we can make is to turn this into a primary about purity. Screw purity!"

Frank Moraes is trying to keep the Democratic primary from turning into a circular firing squad. I agree with the guy. Read the rest here.

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Barack Obama And The Fight Against Bigotry

And so if we’re serious about freedom of religion -- and I’m speaking now to my fellow Christians who remain the majority in this country -- we have to understand an attack on one faith is an attack on all our faiths. And when any religious group is targeted, we all have a responsibility to speak up.  And we have to reject a politics that seeks to manipulate prejudice or bias, and targets people because of religion. - Barack Obama, speaking yesterday at the Islamic Society of Baltimore

Where the preamble declares, that coercion is a departure from the plan of the holy author of our religion, an amendment was proposed, by inserting the word "Jesus Christ," so that it should read, "a departure from the plan of Jesus Christ, the holy author of our religion;" the insertion was rejected by a great majority, in proof that they meant to comprehend, within the mantle of its protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and Mahometan, the Hindoo, and Infidel of every denomination. 
- Thomas Jefferson, describing the passage of the Virginia Statute For Religious Freedom

"In the formation of the American ideal and principles of what we consider to be exceptional American values, Muslims were, at the beginning, the litmus test for whether the reach of American constitutional principles would include every believer, every kind, or not." - Denise Spellberg, professor of history and Islamic studies at the University of Texas at Austin and author of Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an: Islam and the Founders


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