Another moronic congressman crawls out from under his rock

October 7, 2012 at 10:29 am | Posted in Atheism, creationism, evolution, god, insanity, intelligent design, political, Religion, Republicans, science, stupidity | Leave a comment
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Georgia Rep. Paul Broun showing the world how enlightened he is:

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Is Mitt ready for a rubber room?

September 13, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Posted in insanity, PhotoShop Fun, political, president, Republicans, stupidity | Leave a comment
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Or is he simply a garden variety Mittwit?  From OpEd News:

I watched Mitt Romney give a speech at a rally and he spoke about the four dead in Bengazi. His facial expressions were bizarre and inappropriate. He said that the ambassador was “wonderful,” then paused, looking for another, better word. He couldn’t think of one, so he said it again, vacuously, “wonderful.” Then, he smiled in a strange, even more inappropriate way, making a remark about a moment of silence that he didn’t invoke.

Then, there’s the way he keeps revising the truth, changing the narrative in distorted, dishonest way.

The first symptom– inappropriate affect– reminded me of when I worked as part of an emergency psychiatry team. Inappropriate affect was a common symptom of mental illness– psychosis that would warrant involuntary psychiatric hospitalization.

That got me thinking. Another symptom was “confabulation” delusional ways of seeing. Freedictionary.com defines confabulation as:

“to fill in gaps in one’s memory with fabrications that one believes to be facts.”

Now, I don’t think Romney needs to be hospitalized involuntarily, but these symptoms do add to the concern I have when I think about Mitt Romney as president.

BTW, there IS another psychiatric category where you see inappropriate affect of a different sort– sociopath, also called psychopath.

Hey Charlotte, what about the rest of us?

March 16, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Posted in Atheism, insanity, Religion, social comment | Leave a comment
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Thanks to Always Question Authority.

A group of morons good christians in Charlotte have found a unique and simple (as in Keep It Simple Stupid) method  to alleviate their city’s problems.  How very christian of them to keep their solution all to themselves.  Hey, what about the rest of us?

Crazy christians seek dominion over politics, business and culture

October 5, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Posted in Beliefs, government, insanity, political campaigns, Religion, sick & Twisted | 3 Comments
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Terry Gross of NPR’s Fresh Air must be the world’s most patient person.  I could not have interviewed this (I can’t even find the right adjective) person and maintained my cool.  I don’t know how she managed for forty-five minutes.  Though I believe C. Peter Wagner is completely off his rocker, listening to him and those like him scare the hell out of me.

Courtesy of C. Peter Wagner C. Peter Wagner, pictured with his wife, Doris, is one of the leaders of the New Apostolic Reformation.

A new charismatic Christian movement that seeks to take dominion over politics, business and culture in preparation for the end times and Jesus’ return is becoming more of a presence in American politics. The leaders are considered apostles and prophets, gifted by God for this role. Several apostles affiliated with the movement helped organize or spoke at Rick Perry’s August prayer rally, The Response.

Among the topics discussed on Monday’s show are: Wagner’s explanation about a recent video that has been shown on television in which he claims the emperor of Japan had sex with the sun goddess, a power of darkness headed by the kingdom of Satan, and how that resulted in the decline of the Japanese stock market; how demons figure into the belief structure of NAR; the role of prophets and apostles within NAR; what Wagner means when he describes the NAR’s mission as taking dominion over business, government, media, arts and entertainment, education, family and religion; how he felt when he found out that Ted Haggard, his World Prayer Center co-founder, had used drugs and had sex with men; spiritual mapping; and the role of Jews and Israel in preparing for the second coming.

You can  read the interview highlights here, or click the link below to listen.  Even if you don’t listen to the entire interview (I couldn’t) I would suggest listening to some of it, because hearing the guy gives you a much better sense of who he is than simply reading his words.

To listen to the entire interview click
http://www.npr.org/v2/?i=140946482&m=141006184&t=audio

A few of my own favorites:

On people in American politics being possessed by demons

“We don’t like to use the word possessed because that means they don’t have any power of their own. We like to use the word afflicted or, technical term, demonized. But there are people who — yes, who are — who are directly affected by demons, not only in politics, but also in the arts, in the media and religion in the Christian church.”

On demon identification

“Sometimes they know. Sometimes the demon has identified itself to the person. Sometimes you can tell by manifestations of superhuman, unhuman behavior. Sometimes you can tell by skilled deliverance ministers. My wife has a five-page questionnaire that she has people fill out before she ministers to them. So she asks the kind of questions that a medical doctor would ask to find out, to diagnose an illness. So she actually does diagnostic work on people to discover not only if they have demons, but what those demons might be.”

On whether other religions and nonbelieving Christians are demonic

“Well, it means they’re not part of the kingdom of heaven. It means they’re part of the kingdom of darkness. An apostle, a friend of mine in Nepal, once told me that every Christian believer in Nepal that he knows of has been delivered from demons. That their former Hindu religion had implanted, or the demons had gained access, and that in order to become Christian believers, the demons had to be cast out. Of course, we have many examples in the Bible of the same thing.”

On spiritual mapping to cast demons out of cities

“When you talk about demons over cities, we’re talking about what — sometimes what we refer to as territorial spirits, and they’re more high-ranking spirits in the hierarchy of darkness and they’re more powerful and they require different approaches, and it’s not as easy as commanding them to leave in the name of Jesus. So sometimes there has to be repentance, sometimes there has to be — there has been bloodshed in that city that needs to be repented of, there has been idolatry in the city that has ruined the land. There’s been immorality that needs to be repented of, and there are several social things that people really need to acknowledge that they’re bad and repent of them and ask forgiveness. … There are certain individuals in our whole movement that have special gifts for doing that, and they’re helping lead the way in weakening the power of the spirits. We don’t believe we can kill demons and sometimes we don’t believe we can completely get ’em out, get ’em away from a city, but we can reduce their power. We can bind them, and then we can move strongly with the kingdom of God into the city.”

On Thomas Muthee praying over Sarah Palin at the Wasilla Assembly of God, and asking for Jesus to protect her from the spirit of witchcraft

“What Thomas was probably doing, and he and I are friends also, what he was probably doing was speculating that there would be some people who practiced witchcraft and other forms of the occult who would try and take Sarah Palin down through certain rituals or curses or other techniques that witches have and try to destroy her through those things. And I think Thomas was praying a shield of protection around Sarah so that she would not be affected by them.”

Have it your way…

September 22, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Posted in humor, insanity, social comment, strange news, stupidity | 2 Comments
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is the Burger King slogan.  When they failed to live up to it this woman decided to call the law.  The following is her 911 call.
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She was driving and shaving what?

May 16, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Posted in humor, insanity, Miscellaneous, modern trends, strange news, stupidity | 4 Comments
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We all know the dangers of distracted driving, so let this story serve as a warning to those who engage in this activity while behind the wheel. (click the image to enlarge)

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Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot

January 8, 2011 at 5:11 pm | Posted in hypocrisy, insanity, political, tragedy, violence | 4 Comments
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This morning, in Tucson, AZ, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, while holding a public event in a Safeway parking lot, was shot in the head.  It’s being reported that thirteen others were also shot, five of whom, including a nine year old girl and federal judge, John Roll, have reportedly died.  Others remain in serious and critical condition.  According to the news a gunman walked up to Ms. Giffords, pointed a gun at her head and shot her at very close range, then began shooting at others in attendance.  The news is unfolding as I write, and the reports are conflicting so none of the numbers have been confirmed.  It was originally reported that Ms. Giffords had died.

It was just confirmed that Ms. Giffords is out of surgery and is expected to recover, to what extent is yet to be seen.  I sincerely hopes she makes a full recovery.  I’m in a state of shock, the kind of shock I felt on  9/11.   Ms. Giffords has been one of the most accessible congress members I have ever seen in Arizona.  She holds public events quite often because she is truly interested in her constituency.   Even though I do not live in her district, she has responded to me personally on a several occasions  when I contacted her.

I live out in the boonies (what might, in Australia, be referred to as the outback) and travel to Tucson (the nearest big city) frequently because where I live there are only four stores and most of what a person needs to live cannot be found in them.  While in Tucson, during the election campaign, I saw that Gifford’s opponent, Jesse Kelley had posted hateful signs, all over town, with lies, intended to instill fear, of Gabrielle Giffords, obviously intended to scare people into voting for him; that made it apparent to me he had NOTHING to offer and there would be no good reason to vote for him.  It took some work to figure out that it was Kelley who posted the signs because he had his name in teeny tiny, very light colored print at the bottom of the signs; for a person driving by in a car it would be impossible to read.  Kelley, it seems, is, among other things, a coward.  I parked my car and had to get very close to the signs in order to read his name.

I get some of the Tucson TV stations and Kelley’s campaign ads were nothing more than vicious, fear mongering, attacks on Giffords.  When I heard him speak he came off as an arrogant, sleazy, douche bag.  Perhaps he has some culpability in this shooting, by having engaged in what so many politicians on the right have done, foment hate.  Their statements fall, not only on the ears of reasonable people who might simply roll our eyes and try to make them go away with our votes.  They are either not smart enough or do not care that their statements and campaign signs also are seen and heard by people who are unbalanced.

Sarah Palin, the biggest hypocrite ever posted the following:

My sincere condolences are offered to the family of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the other victims of today’s tragic shooting in Arizona.

On behalf of Todd and my family, we all pray for the victims and their families, and for peace and justice.

– Sarah Palin

I find this interesting since Palin has a map with members of congress in her crosshairs, which for a gun enthusiast like Palin, could only be the crosshairs one see’s when looking through the scope of a gun in order to take accurate aim.  Maybe Palin should also share in the responsibility since as you  can see, Giffords in one of those in Palin’s crosshairs.  I doubt the sincerity of Palin’s above statement.  I imgagine what she is probably thinking, or telling Todd, is more along the lines of, one down sixteen to go.

What happened today is a senseless tragedy, but not too surprising or even unexpected when you have despicable idiots like Kelley, Palin, Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity, various tea-partiers, just to name a few who don’t bother to engage their brains (assuming they posses them) before putting their mouths in gear.  It’s true, we have freedom of speech, but  with freedom comes responsibility, and that responsibility should be taken more seriously when you have a public forum in which to speak.  When you constantly preach hate something like today’s tragedy is bound to happen sooner or later.  Are you guys all happy and smug and patting yourselves on the back today?  Are you calling each other with congratulations?  Don’t tell me I’m cynical and that even these people are not that bad.  Sorry I’m not convinced and I wouldn’t be surprised if, while publicly condemning this act, they are, in fact, pleased.

I have been writing this post while watching news coverage over the last several hours and it has come out that the shooter was a twenty two year old male, Jared Loughner.  The news has aired writings taken from his YouTube, and Facebook pages; he is clearly unbalanced.  The type of individual that might not need any outside motivation to commit such a heinous act, or might have been egged on by the constant barrage of hateful talk we have heard over the last few years.  Such an individual might harbor such thoughts and fantasies and sit on the fence about actually acting on them, but the result of continuously hearing the kind of talk I refer to above might serve as reinforcement to such a deranged individual, that violence is the right thing to do.

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