400 Religious Leaders In Ashley Madison’s Flock?

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 Life is short. Have an affair! – Ashley Madison website

Unless you’ve been vacationing in Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan for the last few weeks, you’ve probably heard of the Ashley Madison affair, particularly as it pertains to Josh Duggar. Now, it appears that Josh isn’t the only “Christian” hypocrite caught with his pants down.

Before I get to that, a bit of context for those who have been enjoying the pleasures of Herman Cain‘s favorite country.

Ashley Madison is a “cheat on your spouse” site. There are lots of sites dedicated to getting you laid, but Ashley’s forte is married philanderers. They claim 36,500,000 members world wide, with the most residing in the U.S. (After all, we are “exceptional!”) According to the hacked accounts, Alabama spends the most per capita and West Virginia spends the least. (Btw, Washington D.C. holds down the #3 position.)

Out of those 36,500,000 members only about 5,500,000 are reputed to be female. I say reputed, because there’s some doubt as to whether that number is legitimate. 99.7% of the female accounts were never used after registering.  While 20,000,000 males checked their account messages, only 1492 females did. That’s a ratio of 13,405 to 1. Also, a very large number of female registrants used a single IP address. (I’m guessing Josh and the “horny holy hypocrites” were too lazy or too horny to do a little checking.)

Wikipedia has a lot more info, if you’re still curious, but Ashley Madison isn’t the focus of this post. The aforementioned “horny holy hypocrites” are!

Ed Stetzer, the Executive Director of LifeWay Research and a contributing editor at Christianity Today estimates that there are 400 “church leaders”  that will resign, due to their Ashley Madison (AM) membership.

In his The Exchange blog on Christianity Today, Ed put it this way,

Based on my conversations with leaders from several denominations in the U.S. and Canada, I estimate that at least 400 church leaders (pastors, elders, staff, deacons, etc.) will be resigning Sunday. This is a significant moment of embarrassment for the church—and it should be.

Personally, since AM has over 32,000,000 male members, I think there’s probably a lot more than 400 holy hypocrites on the membership rolls, let alone, “on the prowl.”

As Ed also stated,

To be honest, the number of pastors and church leaders on Ashley Madison is much lower than the number of those looking to have an affair.

Stay tuned!

Is Josh Duggar Into ‘Rough Sex’ Adultery?

Thou shalt not commit adultery. – Exodus 20:14

Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. – Hebrews 13:4

There are at least 100 passages in the bible concerning adultery. (Spoiler alert: Big Daddy don’t like it!) The mortal penalties include stoning. The immortal penalties include eternal damnation. So, I’m assuming that either Josh Duggar slept through those home-schooling sessions, or he ignored them. (My money’s on the latter.)

By now, I’m sure that most of you are aware of Josh’s pedophilia phase, in which he had some finger fun with four of his VERY young sisters (One was 5 years old!) and a babysitter. You’ve probably also heard of his spending big bucks ($986.76) looking for playmates on the Ashley Madison site. Now, it appears Ashley’s wasn’t the only place he went looking to get laid. According to In Touch magazine, (They’re the ones who broke the pedophilia case wide open.) he also liked to frequent strip clubs.

In one, the Gold Club in Philadelphia, he met porn star Danica Dillon.

He walked into the Gold Club like a normal patron and said he’d been a fan for a long time and has watched my career grow — he even said from before my boob job until recently — and that he loved watching my very first scene on [an adult website]. Then it got creepy.

After paying $600 for some “private dances,” he offered her $1,500 for an evening’s “entertainment.” They got together at a hotel after her shift.

He was manhandling me, basically tossing me around like I was a rag doll. It was very traumatic. I’ve had rough sex before, but this was terrifying.

Like a true “gentleman,” he didn’t cover old “one eye.” Not only that, he stiffed her for $500 of the promised $1500. Btw, at the time, Josh was a lobbyist for the Family Research Council. (You know, the “Family Values” group.) Oh, and wifey Anna was pregnant at the time with their fourth child.

A month later, he tracked her down to the Creekside Cabaret in Colmar, Pennsylvania and apologized.

I’m sorry, i was not in my right mind.. that’s what you do in your movies , so i figured you’d be OK with it.

Then he offered her another $1500 for a repeat performance. (She didn’t tell In Touch, but I assume she got the money up front this time.) The second time, according to Danica, wasn’t as rough. The abuse was mostly verbal. But, he still didn’t wrap his willy.

Before you start thinking that she’s just some bimbo that doesn’t mind lying for a bit of publicity, In Touch had her take a lie-detector test with “a top certified polygrapher” and she passed.
As to her thoughts on our boy Josh:
I think that after I come out, there will probably be plenty more girls after me. I actually really hope that his wife leaves him and takes his children away from him and leaves him a lonely, bitter man. I don’t think he deserves happiness.
Stay tuned!

Life In A “Christian” Theocracy

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As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion” -Treaty of Tripoli, presented to the Senate by John Adams (1896)

I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, thus building a wall of separation between church and state. – Thomas Jefferson, Letter to the Danbury Baptist Association (1802)

This morning, as I was story mining for my “Grouchy’s Grumbles” FaceBook page, I ran across a post about a man (Darrell Trigg) who has formed his own “Christian” political party as a vehicle for his campaign for president. Up to this point, I’d been thinking that the Republicans were the “official” Christian party, but after checking, it seems there are several. Now, normally I don’t pay a lot of attention to 3rd parties in the U.S. with very few exceptions, they are totally inconsequential. However, if the DONALD runs as a 3rd party candidate, I’ll make an exception and cover it. (Hopefully better than his comb over.)

But, with all the weird mouth farts coming out of Religious Wrong bible thumpers lately, I got a bit curious and decided to look into this. The first thing I did was check out Darrell’s campaign platform. (Oh, and just so you know, “God,” or whoever the voice in his head is, told him to write all this stuff in his platform.) Here’s some choice tidbits:

  • Separation of Church and State will be changed to the Union of Church and State. God will be asked to be an integral part of the government of the U.S. (Yeah, but would he show up for the Cabinet meetings?)
  • The Bible will be a standard required subject in all public schools and universities, for all grades.
  • Each day of school will begin with prayer.
  • Homosexuality will not be recognized legally, or in any other manner, by the United States government or any state, city, or county government.
  • A couple wishing to get married must first attend Christian marriage counseling classes.
  • Married couples who become pregnant must attend Christian parenting classes.
  • The penalties for abuse and infidelity will include large fines and jail time.
  • No show or movie will be allowed on T.V. systems or computer systems accessible by homes that contain nudity, strong sexual content, excessive foul language, blasphemy, or any form of homosexuality.

There’s more, but you get the idea.

But, as I said before, his is not the only “Christian” party in the U.S.. There are several such parties, including The Christian Liberty Party, The Christian Party of America and The Independent American Party. Let us see what life would be like with them in power.

The Christian Liberty Party is anti-abortion and anti-euthanasia. (They want control of your coming and going.) They are against civil rights, taxing churches, environmental laws, the IRS, property taxes, welfare, ObamaCare, Social Security and more. The list is rather long.  But, lest you think they are anti-everything, they are in favor of universal gun ownership, English as the official language and states rights. (We tried the “states’ rights predominate” bit under the Articles of Confederation. It was a humongous FAIL!)

The Christian Party of America is “pro-life”. In other words, they’re anti-abortion and anti-euthanasia but pro-gun and pro-death penalty. They are pro-liberty, except of course, the liberty to be a non-Christian. They don’t care for government ownership of land including National Parks. Those all should be privately owned. They want to demolish the Federal Reserve System. They think welfare is criminal. Income taxes must be abolished. States Rights must prevail over the Federal Government. And, get out of the U.N.. You can read the whole mish-mosh here.

The Independent American Party believes that the Constitution for the United States was prepared and adopted by men under inspiration from Almighty God. (Forget that the Founding Fathers said that it wasn’t.) They, like the preceding groups, think nothing has changed since the Constitution was written. According to their platform, no taxes except those mentioned in the Constitution. They don’t believe we should be in the U.N., NATO or any “international agreements or entanglements that diminish our sovereignty and power.”

Socially, they’re against the usual litany: abortion, fornication, same-sex marriage, gays, porno, etc. (And, of course, you’re a legal person as soon as sperm meets egg.) They are against “urban renewal, environmental protection or historical preservation.” They want “secular humanism” kicked out of schools and religion encouraged. In fact, they want all government out of schools so they can be set up and run by parents. (Home-schooling, writ large.)

As with the other “Christian” parties, eliminating government regulation of businesses is high on their list. Going further, they want government privatized. They do like “Right-to-work” laws (Aka, “Right-to-screw-the-workers” laws.) And, of course, they want to dump the 16th Amendment and the IRS. Also, getting rid of paper money is on their list. And, no welfare or assistance of any kind including Social Security. There’s a lot more, but once again, you get the picture.

Btw, there are a number of Regressive presidential wannbees such as Huckabee, Jindal, Cruz and Santorum that are comfortable with pretty much the same settings.

I’m frankly sick and tired of the political preachers across this country telling me as a citizen that if I want to be a moral person, I must believe in “A,” “B,” “C” and “D.” Just who do they think they are? And from where do they presume to claim the right to dictate their moral beliefs to me? – Barry Goldwater, Speech in the US Senate (9/16/1981)

Whoz Deez Nuts?

(I was thinking of writing this post under the pseudonym of Jock Strapp. In fact, the working title was “Covering Deez Nuts by Jock Strapp.” But after scratching around, I figured there would be enough low-ball humor already. So, I’ll try to handle Deez Nuts carefully. Yeah, right!)

 Deez Nuts are is in the news. And no, I’m not talking about the Regressive presidential wannabees. Deez Nuts is running as an Independent.

At first I thought Deez Nuts was a Rapper looking for a little free publicity. (Hey, I’m an old fart. I don’t keep up on all current pop culture.) But, it turns out that’s not the case. What Deez Nuts is, is a 15 yo sophomore from Iowa. And no, that’s not his real name. Turns out, you don’t have to register to run for president using your birth name. (Isn’t that right Pyiush?) His real name is Brady Olsen. Deez Nuts (the name, not the candidate) comes from a 23 year old Warren G skit on Dr. Dre’s rap album The Chronic and the Bofa Deez meme, as well as a hell of a lot of Spongebob mashups.

Mr Nuts is running on a campaign of balancing the budget, getting rid of illegals, getting along with gays and dumping the oil subsidies. I have to admit, I’ can support Deez Nuts on half of those, which is more than I can say about any of the Regressives running. (I guess you could say I’m a “half Nuts supporter,” but I’d rather you didn’t.)

No, Deez Nuts can’t be elected president. Deez Nuts would have to be 35 years old to qualify and right now, they’re he’s about 20 years shy. However, Deez Nuts aren’t isn’t (I’ve got to quit doing that.) just hanging around. He’s shooting right up the pole poll. (I said I’ve got to, I didn’t say I would.) In the latest Public Policy Polling (PPP) poll in North Carolina, 9% said they were in favor of Deez Nuts.

 

In the poll, Deez Nuts beat a lot of other nuts, including Walker, Huckabee, Paul and Christie. Walker & Huckabee came in at 6%, Paul at 3% and Christie at 2%. The North Carolina poll wasn’t the only one Deez Nuts scored with. In a PPP poll in Minnesota, he got 8% and in Iowa he got 7%

Deez Nuts probably won’t be bouncing around on the campaign trail. School starts in two weeks. Btw, at 15, he’s too young to register to vote, but he says he leans Libertarian and his favorite real candidates are Bernie Sanders and Gary Johnson.

He told Rolling Stone that he took his name from the Bofa Deez meme. Asked if that was a commentary on the two major parties, he said he was “Half trying to break the two-party system, half frustration with the front-runners.”

As to why he thinks he is qualified?

The fact that if I can fill out a form so vague that it doesn’t include your age, or the fact that all get accepted even if they’re only partially filled, anyone can run.

From what I’ve observed, Deez Nuts is a lot less nuts then the most of the rest of the nuts!

Texas Tea Party Troglodyte Wants To Nuke Muslims

NukeFor the better part of the last century, one of the primary Republican voter motivators was fear! Particularly fear of “The Red Menace.” From the “Red Scare” of the late teens to the ‘Reds under the bed” mantra of the late 40’s and early 50’s to the “Domino Theory.(Damned dominoes never did fall did they?) Right on up to the implosion of the U.S.S.R.. (Which, btw, blindsided our “SuperSpooks” in the CIA, NSA, et al.)

After we started making nice with the Ruskies, there really wasn’t a big bad boogeyman to rail against. Particularly since our corporations started making big bucks in Communist China. (Moral: Commies are bad, unless we can make money off them.) Oh sure, Cuba was still around to keep Florida in line, but without a major patron, they were small spuds.

Then along came 9/11 and a brand new candidate for “THEM” in the US vs THEM mindset. Muslims were “different!” (A prime qualification.) I mean, a lot of them wear funny clothes and they have these weird laws and some of them are religious terrorists. (Of course, we have our own home-grown “Christian” terrorists, but we’re not supposed to notice those.) Oh, and, they’ve got this funny “god” named Allah. Who the Hell is this dude anyway, Satan’s avatar? (Actually the Christian “God” and the Islamic “Allah” are different versions of the same entity. Christians, Muslims and Jews are all “Children of the Book.”)

Anyway, now the fearful, low information voters have an enemy to rail against and a reason to vote Republican, cause those damned “libturd” Dems want to work out the differences instead of fighting them like real patriotic ‘Muricans.

Which brings us to today’s troglodyte.

Sid Miller is the Texas Agriculture Commissioner and a tea potty fave. (Sorry, but the baggers have always struck me as being more kin to a commode than a fun gathering.) Now, Sid is a real ‘Murican from his 10 gallon topper to his pointy-toed boots. He’s a real life “freedom lover.” Back when he was a legislator, he fought hard for ranchers to have the “freedom” to butcher their horses and sell the meat for export. Within months of becoming Ag Commissioner, he changed the rules to let students have the “freedom” to have fried foods and soda pop at school. But, that’s not what this post is about.

In January, Sid said he was sleepless over fear of the U.S. becoming a “Muslim country.”

I do have some long-range concerns as I hold those two grandbabies on my lap, and I happen to wonder: When they have grandbabies to hold in their lap, will we be a socialist country? Will we be a Muslim country?

Then, last Sunday, Sid or someone associated with his FaceBook page, upped the ante by posting a photo from the FB page of a wing-nut group called “The Patriots IV Drip 2screen-shot-2015-08-19-at-4-24-58-amNeedless to say, this caused a bit of an uproar, even in Texas. As Manny Garcia, the Texas Democrats’ Deputy Executive Director, put it,

It is unacceptable for Republican Sid Miller to be promoting such disgusting rhetoric. Sadly, this kind of racist, xenophobic hate speech qualifies you for higher office with Republicans’ Tea Party fringe base. We hope Sid Miller shows some respect for Texans and the responsibility of holding state office and issues an apology.

On Monday, the photo came down after it had elicited over 3000 “likes” and 300 comments. While all this was going on, Sid was in China on a trade mission. When contacted by his staff as to how they should handle the situation, his response was terse: Don’t apologize!

A bit later, Sid’s campaign spokesman, Todd Smith, stated,

We’re not going to apologize for the posts that show up on our Facebook page. I don’t know who did it, but I’m not going to start a witch hunt to find out who did.

I read the post this morning, and we’re at the 60th anniversary of dropping the atom bomb in order to destroy an insidious enemy that was intent on destroying American lives, and we face a similar enemy who has vowed to destroy American lives, and I think that’s the topic that the American people are focused on.

Smith added that he felt the post was “thought provoking.”

Would You Watch A Duggar TV Series On Sexual Abuse Counseling?

J-B & MIf you’ve been following the Duggars, you know that ever since the word got out that son Josh had been having some finger fun with his younger sisters, things haven’t been so sunshiny for the herd. They’ve lost their “reality” show (Remember when TLC used to be about learning rather than a channel glorifying redneck bullshit?) and a major chunk of their 7-8 figure annual income.

Of course, reports are that they haven’t lost their penchant for spending. Plus, there’s a looming lawsuit by one of Josh’s non-Duggar nocturnal exploration victims, not named Duggar. And then there’s that pesky investigation by the Arkansas Department of Human Services into the welfare of their children. (The DHS even had to call the cops for assistance, because the Duggars were refusing them access.) All this just might be the cause of their recent begging for money.

And, as Winston Churchill once said, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” At the end of this month, they are going to be prominently featured on a TLC channel special on child abuse(Child abuse awareness certainly needs to be raised and depending on how they are presented, I really don’t have a major problem with that .) But now, they are pimping pitching (No, I was right the first time) a whole new series on child abuse in which they would be the ones counseling young victims.

Yes, you read that right. Jim-Bob and Michelle want to counsel young sexual abuse victims on national TV. “Forgive, Forget & Cover Up” might be a good title for the show, because that’s what the Duggars’ experience in abuse counseling amounts to.

It seems the girls were essentially told it wasn’t a big deal. (Despite the fact that Duggar kids aren’t even supposed to kiss until the ring is on the finger and the vows are “I do”ed.) Also (in my terrible Nu Joisy accent) fuggedaboutit! In other words, if you don’t think about it, it won’t harm you. And, most of all, cover it up. After all he’s just a “guy” and it was probably your fault anyway.

The Duggars did that with Josh. They waited until after the statute of limitations had expired before reporting it. As a result, all he got was a stern talking to. In fairness, on the advice of their church elders,  they did send him to a “Christian” program for counseling. Unfortunately the program consisted mostly of remodeling a building for a family friend. (That’ll cure ’em of foolin’ around.) And look, Josh turned out swell. He grew up to be just like the adult(?) Duggars, spouting religious wrong bigotry with the best of them.

Stay tuned! (For updates, not the TV series.)

 

Cruz, Rubio, Jindal, Santorum: Natural Born Citizens or Just Pretenders?

Constitution

No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United StatesUnited States Constitution: Article II, Section 1

 A “natural born Citizen” means a citizen from birth with no need to go through naturalization proceedings…the original meaning of the phrase “natural born Citizen” includes persons born abroad who are citizens from birth based on the citizenship of a parent.Harvard Law Review: March 11, 2015

A few years back, before the Republicans devolved into total troglodytes, there was a small movement to get Article II, Section 1 changed so that “The Governator,” Arnie Schwarzenegger, would be eligible to run for President. (It seems that being born in Austria of Austrian parents, makes you ineligible.) Of course, that was then. Now, Arnie is considered a R.I.N.O. or worse.

Then, in 2008, along came Obama. This gave rise to the “birthers.” A group of filberts that claimed that he was born in Kenya. (Or, if he really was born in Hawaii, it must have been when Hawaii was a Kenyan province.) Despite concrete evidence to the contrary, this belief has persisted right on up to today, nurtured by politicians pandering to the lunatic fringe. (Talkin’ about you, Trump!) Though, in fairness, the DONALD wasn’t the only one trying to ride this train. Some states even passed “birther bills.” Orly Taitz went to court over the claim more than 138 times. (When Last I checked, Orly was batting 0 for 138.)

Needless to say, this all came to zip. Obama was elected and re-elected by a majority of actual Americans, thus stealing the country from the “real ‘Muricans.” (And, they want it back before the “Big O” steals their guns to ship to Mexico to help the drug cartels and then sends them to FEMA camps.)

This presidential cycle, all the Dem candidates are multi-generational Americans. (Well, Bernie is Jewish, but that’s not the impediment it used to be.) However, some of the Regressive candidates look mighty suspicious to “strict constitutionalists” (aka, the lunatic fringe of the lunatic fringe.) According to them, the four suspects, Teddy Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum and Piyush Jindal all have shaky “NBC” (Natual Born Citizen) status.

A few days ago, WorldNetDaily (aka WeirdNutsDrooling) ran a post on the subject.

(If the following rationales don’t make a lot of sense to you, you’ve got lots of company.)

Teddy (Bore) Cruz was born in Canada. His father was Cuban. His mother was American. (Or, was she?) From claims that his mother might have renounced her American citizenship prior to his birth, to claims that maybe she wasn’t even a citizen to start with. Some even claim that the 14th Amendment requires that to be a “natural born citizen” you have to be naturally born in the U.S.A. or somewhere under its jurisdiction. (Forget about what pointy-headed constitutional lawyers claim.)

With Rubio, the problem is with his parents as well. Yes, they left Cuba before Castro and yes, Marco was born in the U.S. But, his parents weren’t naturalized until 1975 and he was born in 1971. Not only that, but they visited Cuba several times after Castro took over, so were they really patriotic American citizens? If their loyalties are suspect, so should his be. And, if he’s not a loyal American, then he’s not qualified. (I searched the whole Constitution, and I’ll be damned if I could find the applicable passage.)

The same claim basically covers their objections to Piyush Jindal (Btw, he changed his name to Bobby, in honor of one of the Brady bunch bros.) In Piyush’s case, his parents also weren’t citizens when he was born in Baton Rouge. In fact they went visiting India the same year (1971) he was born. (So much for their loyalty.)

In Santorum’s (I call him Saint Orum.) case, his father was born in Italy and “there’s some question as to whether his father was a citizen at the time Santorum was born.”

Calling Orly Taitz! Your services are once again required (by the loony-toon brigade).

The Regressives Are Revolting (In More Ways Than One)

TrumpAs I was story mining on the “dark side” this morning, (Well, somebody has to keep an eye on what they’re down up to.) I ran across a couple of on-line polls taken by “The Right Scoop.” The two polls, taken a day apart, asked their readers (aka the Regressive troglodyte base) the same question about two candidates, Bush League II and the DONALD: “Would you vote for ——— if he wins the Republican nomination?

Before I get to the results, I’d better state the usual disclaimer: Presidential polls taken this early, DON’T MEAN DIDDLY in predicting the situation in the general election. (Just ask Papa Bush about polls in 1999 or Hillary about 2007.) However, they do provide a snapshot of the current attitudes of those polled.

In the shrub’s poll, it was a bit lopsided. (Now, there’s an understatement!) 18% of those polled, said they would support him in the general election. 82% said HELL NO! (To be fair, “HELL” wasn’t part of the poll response, but it sure as Hell was in the comment section.) In His Hairness’s poll, the lops were on the other side. 17% said they wouldn’t support him and 83% went with HELL YES!

So what!

So this: The Frankenstein Monster that the Koch Bros gave birth to, and the Republicans nourished, has broken its chains and is revolting. (In all senses of the word.) The DONALD is the shining example of that. The party establishment has been desperately trying to marginalize the Great American Hairball, with zero success. Even Bullshit Mountain’s resident “brainy” blonde bimbo couldn’t bring him down. In fact, it’s gotten to the point, that even the GAH himself, can’t self-destruct. Every time he makes an outlandish and utterly false claim and gets called on it, his stock rises.

However, the Republican establishment isn’t out of the game yet. They have a trump card tucked away. Although, that card may turn out to be a joker.

State party officials and their legislators have a great deal of power when it comes to getting on the ballot in their home state. In a few key states, they could, for example, mold legislation to require that a candidate pledge that he/she will support the eventual nominee, no matter who it is. His Hairness is on record saying he won’t.

If they try something like that, the DONALD (renowned for his thin skin and his outsized ego) would probably leave the party and start his own. (While simultaneously suing every state official involved.) That’s a pretty strong “probably” since he’s already said that’s what he would do if he was treated unfairly.

Need further proof of Republican disfunction? Check out congress.

The Regressives control it. And yet they are totally ineffectual. And it isn’t because Nancy and the Dems are gang tackling “Sir John of Orange.” Or that Harry is laying the smack down on Mitch. Uh uh! It’s because these Regressive “leaders” can’t even control their own troops. The fringe minority has brought their party and both houses to a stand still. Probably one reason that congress now sports a 14% approval rating.

But, back to the polls.

As one poll commentor put it,

I’m sick of being force-fed Repub elitist establishment losers such as John McLame, Mitt Romney and JEB Bush.

Another Trump-lover put it this way,

LMAO! Hell, gonna vote for him with or without nomination. His name recognition alone doesn’t require a party…Psshhh if you in the media don’t get what’s about to happen election wise, you never will…40% Democrats gonna vote 4 him, Better than 50% of Republicans will…Only thing you worthless media types can do, is attempt to spin the results. We the People know what’s what. Call him racist, abuser, blah blah blah…Not going to stop the tidal wave…..His #’s are going to obliterate Reagans….Not because he’s better, because WE THE PEOPLE are more pissed off……You need to deal with it, get over it.

Discarding his “inside the bubble” view of Democratic support, his view is pretty indicative of most of the comments.

In order to get the nomination, candidates have to do at least moderately well in the southern and midwest primaries. And that’s where the majority of support for sites like Right Scoop comes from.

If that attitude holds, and there’s little reason to think it won’t, then Jeb and the other establishment favorites are in deep doo doo. That would leave the likes of Teddy (Bore) Cruz, (Dr. Ben) Carson and Mike Hucksterbee fighting it out right up to the convention. (I have to admit, that would be highly entertaining.)

As I said earlier, don’t over-blow the significance of these polls. On the other hand, the wind is blowing.

Stay tuned

 

 

Armed Blacks Protest Sandra Bland’s Arrest and Death

UntitledTexas is an ammosexual’s wet dream. There are no laws regarding owning as many “long guns” (rifles and shotguns) as you need to compensate for your “short stick.” Also, the state constitution prohibits cities and counties enacting any road blocks in your quest for “manhood.” Open carry is part of their heritage. (Along with hate and bigotry.)

And, since June 13th of this year, you can add a “hog leg” to your strolling ensemble. (‘Cause ya never know when them thar Muslum terrerists is a gonna invade your local Chick-fil-A.) At the same time that bill was signed, (at a gun range, of course) Texas governor Abbott signed another one allowing concealed carry on college campuses. As a result, grade averages are expected to rise. (Them pointy-headed, elitist, edjumacators had better be a watchin’ there step.)

However, as with most laws, there’s the “law of unintended consequences.” It seems those Texas legislators just may not have thought this one through. They forgot that all Texans aren’t “Real ‘Muricans.” (You know, white anglo-saxon protestants, or WASP’s, as they are referred to.) There’s been so much effort degrading, marginalizing and ignoring some groups, that they must have plumb forgot about them.

Back in March, they got a reminder. Members of the Huey P Newton Gun Club marched through Austin and took up posts outside the capitol. The march and protest was entirely peaceful. No shot’s fired, no tear gas, nobody hauled off to the hoosegow. My colleague at American News X, Nathan Metcalf, talked about it in his post, “Open Carry Experiment Exposes Racism’s Finest Institution”.

https://youtu.be/NoTJPrMbdqI

As you possibly guessed, reading the club’s name or watching the vid, it’s membership is comprised of melanin-enhanced individuals. (If any baggers are reading this, that means their skin is dark.) And yes, their club is named after the co-founder of the original Black Panthers. They are loosely associated with the New Black Panthers, but club member, Erick Khafre, explained the group wasn’t into being violent.

We’re interested in educating people about their rights and defending their community…We stand in solidarity with all people who are marching and who are patrolling against police terrorism in national and international communities.

On the 12 of August, they marched again. This time, the target of the protest was the Waller County jail in Hempstead, Texas.Hempstead is a bitty burg (pop: 4691) about 50 miles NW of Huston. The Waller County jail is the site of Sandra Bland’s  alleged suicide.

About 25 members marched to the barricaded jail to protest Sandra’s arrest and death. When they arrived, there was a mounted riot squad from Houston present, just in case. However, once again the two hour protest was entirely peaceful. No provocations from the demonstrators or the police.

https://youtu.be/UZHFjxTsMx4

As far as being peaceful protests, I have no problem with these. However, I do have a problem with guns being involved. Too many chances of some demented person (on either side) taking a shot and hell ensuing. However, this is Texas and if one group can legally walk around with their phallic substitutes showing, so can another. And, as a reminder that “Real ‘Muricans” aren’t the only ones with that right, I guess it worked.

The right is trumpeting this as proof, that just because “one of them” carries a gun, doesn’t mean cops are going to shoot them. And, that’s one possibility. Another might be that when faced with a number of armed Blacks, cops aren’t quite as “brave.”

Unfortunately, this is probably not the last time something like this will happen. I just hope the good luck holds

Catching Up With the Duggar Family

UntitledThe last time most of us heard from the Duggars, they were whining about the loss of their TLC show, “19 Kids & Counting,” not to mention the loss of $25,000-$40,000 per episode. (That’s $550,000-$990,000 a year.) Also not mentioned were the loss of book deals and endorsements. However, they still owned several commercial properties and had accumulated a net worth of $3,500,000. (Not exactly candidates for “poor farm” residency.)

However, at the end of last month, the Duggars added a donate button to their YouTube Channel, “Duggar Studios.” In the uproar that followed, they dumped the button. But, about the same time, they started selling grey t-shirts with the Duggar Studios logo on Twitter, for the low, low price of $20. They’ve been recently reduced to $15 (I guess they weren’t selling.) And, of course, they have a “Duggar Store” on the family blog where you can buy all things associated with the Duggars.

jill-duggar-and-derick-dillard-leave-usAs the TV deal, and the proposed spin-off with daughters Jill & Jessa went down the flush hole, Jill and her husband, Derick Dillard, founded a new business venture, Dillard Family Ministries. Jill and Derick asked for donations of up to $100 a month for their “mission effort”  in Central America. But somehow they neglected to say what the money would be used for when they got there.

They are currently suspected of being in El Salvador, but nobody outside the family seems to know if that’s true, or what they are doing there, if there is where they are. On their family website, hubby Derick wrote, “For security purposes, at this time, we’re not publicly discussing specific times and places of international service,” (Ooo Kaay)

By some accounts, they even faked their departure photo. In the pic, Jill is wearing the same orange shirt that she wore when they left for the ALIVE Christian festival a few weeks earlier. Since that trip, Derick had his hair cut, but it’s still long in the photo.

Other than trying to increase their revenue stream, what else are they up to nowadays? I decided to find out.

In July, it was announced that one of the molested girls, not named Duggar, was preparing to file a lawsuit against Josh.

Daughter Jessa and her hubby, Ben Seewald, posted a video on Youtube last week. Ben and his black “brother in Christ,” Dante Berry, talked about racism, “Christianity” and evolution.

When a viewer asked what Christians should do about racism, Ben & Berry were primed and ready.

Ben: There’s been a lot of, like, tension in America between, like, blacks and whites, and in the media, too. There’s been all these reports and, like, ‘race war’ and, you know, going on and everything, and these killings and people saying, ‘Hey, we’re trying to start a race war?’ How should we respond to that as Christians?

Berry responded by referring to Mark 3:25: “And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.”

Berry: If you check it out, what they’re trying to do with America,” Berry said, “is to basically have us going against each other while the Devil can sneak in real clearly and destroy what he’s trying to destroy.

And, naturally, that segued into talking about evolution.

Ben: That all comes from the Devil. That all comes from, like, this false religion out here, evolution, that stuff? Teaching that, like, some people are ‘more evolved?

To spin a little perspective on this last mouth fart, this isn’t the first comment Ben has made on the subject. Back in May, he and Jessa visited the Institute for Creation Research. In a discussion with Dr Jason Lisle, the institute’s director, Ben opined,

I know there is also a lot of scientific evidence, we are here at the Institute for Creation Research, and there is a lot of — really, all science points to the validation of the Genesis account.

That tells me, he was either home-schooled or came up through a “red state” school system. (No wonder the rest of the civilized world is passing us by.)

And then there is Amy. As some of you may already know, the Duggars have a very strict policy when it comes to sex. Not only no sex before marriage, but not even any kissing. Jessa and Ben supposedly didn’t even kiss until their wedding day. Apparently daughter Amy, didn’t absorb the lesson.This month, in an engagement photo session, Amy and her future husband engaged in all sorts of soft-core snuggle-bunnies. Since People Magazine has an exclusive on the photos, I can’t show them here, but you can check them out here: “Duggar Gone Wild! See Amy Duggar’s Shockingly Sexy Engagement Photo Shoot.”

As for Jim-Bob and Michelle? With the loss of their endorsements and speaking engagements, they’ve been keeping it on the down-low. Probably hoping this all blows over and they can start raking in the Benjamins again.

And, if Mike Huckabee gets elected and turns us into a theocracy, I’m sure he’ll find a place in government for them. After the scandal, he was the only candidate that didn’t dump the Duggars faster faster than a toupee in a hurricane. (But, somehow I don’t think Mike getting elected has God’s blessing.)

Stay tuned.