Sponsors Dump The Duggars In Droves

BoycottDuggarsAfter “Flush Rush” and similar social media movements, advertisers are becoming more in tune with public outrage over some of the programs they sponsor. Case in point: 19 Kids & Counting.

As news broke on the pedophilia and subsequent cover-up, the public started to let the show’s sponsors know they weren’t too happy with this “family values” vehicle or any advertisers that support it. And, the advertisers are listening.

As I write this, (5/27/15) nine advertisers have dropped their sponsorship. By the time you read this, the number will probably be higher.

As it stands, here’s a list of fleeing sponsors:

  1.  Ace Hardware: “We are removing our ads from any future episodes of the show.”
  2.  Allstate Insurance: “It came to our attention that our commercials were airing during 19 Kids & Counting. We  have pulled our ads from the program.”
  3.  Bahr Paint: “We have since taken steps to remove our advertising from all future episodes of 19 Kids and  Counting.”
  4.  Choice Hotels: “We share your concerns and we have decided to remove our advertising from the show.”
  5.  CVS: “Will not advertise during the ’19 Kids and Counting’ program.”
  6.  General Mills: A rep for General Mills told TMZ, they have already blacklisted the show and removed it from their company’s current advertising schedule. (Cheerio!)
  7.  Payless Shoe Source: “Payless ads ran during this show as part of a larger buy with TLC. We are taking steps to have them removed from future episodes.”
  8.  Pure Leaf Iced Tea: Please know that we will no longer be advertising on 19 Kids and Counting.
  9.  Walgreens: “In the wake of recent news, we are no longer advertising on the ‘19 Kids and Counting’ program.”

By the time this dies down, 19 kids will probably be down to Hobby Lobby, Chick fil A, Goldline and Dr. Oz’s Miracle Cures for sponsors.

Speaking of which, if you’d like your voice heard in this matter, here’s a list of current sponsors. Feel free to tell them how you feel about their sponsorship of this “family values” programming.

Arm & Hammer
Benjamin Moore
ConAgra Foods
Crayola
David’s Bridal
Discover
Firehouse Subs
FRONTLINE Plus
GEICO
Jimmy Dean
Keurig
King’s Hawaiian
Kohl’s
Listerine
Lowe’s Home Improvement
Macy’s
McDonald’s
Minute Maid
Naked Juice
Oscar Mayer
Panera Bread
Party City
Philadelphia Cream Cheese
Pizza Hut
Ricola
Sherwin-Williams
State Farm Insurance
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

Colorado Lawmaker: Supreme Court ‘Cooperating With Demonic Spirits

ChapsOnSet2A couple of weeks ago, (5/4/15) the Supreme Court refused to hear a challenge to New Jersey’s law, banning conversion therapy. This, of course, sent the Religious Wrong into a tizzy. (Doesn’t everything?) Leading the Colorado contingent of crazies, is Colorado state Rep. Gordon James Klingenschmitt. (A Republican. But, you’ve probably already figured that out.)

You may remember Klingenschmitt from the time he was kicked out of the military for refusing to obey orders. He was serving in the navy as a chaplain and claims that he was booted out for praying in Jesus name. Like a lot of things this man claims, that’s a lie. He was court-martialed for wearing military garb at a political event, in violation of military regulations. There were other charges as well, but not one of them had anything to do with using J.C.’s name in a prayer.

Never one to let facts get in the way, he’s built a post-military career on being persecuted by military heathens. In fact, his website is entitled “Pray in Jesus Name” He also hosts a TV program “PIJN”. Both espouse his wing-nut religious views.

In 2014, he was elected to represent Colorado’s 15th District

It was on his PIJN TV program that he came out with his latest of a long line (see below) of weirdness. In response to the Supreme Court turning down the suit against banning conversion therapy,

 

Among his greatest mouth farts are:

When you smoke pot, you are inviting a “demonic spirit of drunkenness” to take control of you.

 

Check out the vid at the bottom. The conversion therapy nonsense begins around 10:30 into the program.

Jim-Bob Duggar: ‘Rape And Incest Are Heinous And Should Be Treated As Capital Crimes’

 vr5jcdgcp5xrczzxcfejQuick disclaimer: I hate hypocrites! I especially hate self-righteous, religious hypocrites. And, I totally loathe bigoted, self-righteous religious hypocrites. Jim-Bob Duggar hits the trifecta on this one!
Back in 2002, before he had way too many kids and counting, Jim-Bob Duggar ran for United States Senator from Arkansas. He lost in the primary. (He got 22.3% of the votes.) But, the election is not what this is about.On his web campaign page was a statement, that for a right-wing religious candidate, wasn’t all that unusual. However, right now Jim-Bob is probably having second thoughts on placing it there. (That is, if he ever has second thoughts about anything.)The statement is as follows:

Rape and incest represent heinous crimes and as such should be treated as capital crimes.

Now, in fairness, lest some wing-nut troll claim I’m taking it out of context, here’s the entire statement:

Jim-Bob

Right now, you’re probably asking yourself, “Why is Josh still breathing?” Jim-Bob never even got around to telling the cops for a year. And Josh never even got sent to counseling. Maybe they figured they’d prayed the pervert away. (Well, it works so well for the “Gays.”)

 Now, don’t think for a second that the Duggars have gone soft on perverts. (Except for Josh.) Here’s a quote from Michelle last year when she campaigned against an anti-discrimination law in Fayetteville, Arkansas:

Males with past child predator convictions [could] claim they are female to have a legal right to enter private areas that are reserved for women and girls. I doubt that Fayetteville parents would stand for a law that would endanger their daughters or allow them to be traumatized by a man joining them in their private space.

As for Josh learning his lesson? Check out the vid below, from 2008 and judge for yourself.

Did Scott Walker Reward Donors With State And Federal Funds?

Scott-WalkerrScott Walker wants to be president.

According to a number of pundits, if Jeb keeps coming down with-foot-in-mouth disease, Scotty may have the inside track on the Republican nomination. (In other words, the Koch bros love him.) Now Scotty claims that he has the presidential “foreign policy” thingy nailed down because he’s tripped over to Europe a couple of times. And, he’s been to Israel. (Netanyahu’s endorsement might come in handy.) But his foreign policy bona fides are not the subject of this post.

When he isn’t expanding his world view on the French Riviera, he is the Governor of Wisconsin (Robert la Follette must be spinning in his grave at about 3600 rpm.) Since he claims his executive experience gives him a leg up on his competition, (Except for Jeb and Chris and Mike and Cuz’n Ricky Perry) it’s only fair to take a gander at that experience. Particularly one portion of that experience.

When Scotty ran for governor in 2010, it was all jobs, Jobs, JOBS! He faithfully promised to create a quarter of a million jobs in his first four years. As part of his grand plan, (theoretically) he created the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) in 2011. And, to make sure it fulfilled its purpose, he made himself Chairman of the Board.

4206942_300x300WEDC is a private agency that was authorized to spend $519,000,000 of taxpayer money in bonds, grants, loans and tax credits, in the first two years alone. The board, of which Scotty is the chair, is responsible for the use of those taxpayer funds. So, let’s take a look at that responsibility.

Just what did the Wisconsin taxpayers get for that $519 million? The goal for the first year was set at 8,754 new jobs. (I guess nobody expected WEDC to create those 250,000 new jobs all by itself. Least of all, Scotty.) Unfortunately, the WEDC could only document 4,391. The following year the goal was 10,552 jobs. They could only account for 3,503. So, for $519 million, they got 7,894 out of a promised 19,296 new jobs. That comes to about $65,746.14 per new job. (Great use of taxpayer money.)

While WEDC was badly under-performing on their own modest goals, the public and the legislature was being told an entirely different story. WEDC was claiming it was so successful, that it had created, or as they put it, “impacted,” 60,000 new Wisconsin jobs. Btw, during the same time period, Wisconsin plant closings led to 13,616 people losing their jobs. That’s 72% more jobs lost than gained. (Way to go, Scotty!)

Ok, so the agency is pretty punk poor when it comes to doing its job. Other than reflecting badly on Scotty’s executive ability, that’s not exactly front page news. But then again, how that money was spent just may be.

In 2011 WEDC granted a $500,000 unsecured loan to a company whose owner had just “contributed” $10,000 to Walker through his chief-in-staff. The company had already been taken to court over unpaid loans. After it got the loan, the company got hit with $757,103 in judgements and liens.

In 2012 the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that WEDC never asked some businesses to repay their loans, to the tune of $12 million. (Oooopsy.) The same year the federal housing authority charged WEDC with the unauthorized spending of $10 million of federal money. In 2013 the Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau released an audit showing awards exceeding specified limits to ineligible recipients for ineligible projects.

In 2014, the organization, One Wisconsin Now released a report with more damaging findings:

  • Scotty got $669,294.69 in campaign aid from donors, who in return got $78,859,400 of WEDC’s development dollars. (All-in-all, with a 1,178% return on investment, that’s not too bad a deal for the donors.)
  • 12% of recipients reached their employment goals, less than 25% even got half way and 46% had no progress to report at all.

A 2015 report by the Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau, listed even more transgressions:

  • The agency didn’t demand that actual jobs be created with their money when they wrote the contracts.
  • They didn’t require payroll records or other documentation to prove that any jobs were created.
  • They loaned one company $4 million and let them use $1.6 million of it for debt repayment.
  • One company got $517,000 for retaining jobs. (Excluding, of course, the 307 employees that weren’t retained.)
  • In 36 of the 42 contracts looked at, WEDC allowed tax credits for projects already started before the contracts were executed. So, essentially WEDC was paying them for things that were already done or were being done without government assistance.

According to the audit, WEDC also changed the goal posts from year to year.

Some information that should remain constant, such as expected results associated with contracts in previous years, changed in the online data from one year to the next.

On Monday, Democratic state lawmakers called for a federal investigation of the agency.

Stay tuned!

 

 

Religious Intolerance Raises Its Ugly Head (A History)

UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 13: Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, talks with reporters  in the Capitol, November 13, 2014. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

There they go again!

Wing-nuts keep whining that LGBT rights will destroy our their world as we they know it. The latest in a long line of “boo-hoos” comes from the only 100% authentic “conservative” running for president, Teddy “Boor” Cruz. He stopped by the Eric Mataxas Show to bellyache about the treatment poor Indiana suffered as a result of passing their “Religious Freedom” law.

We are seeing today profound threats to religious liberty in America, I think the greatest threats we’ve ever seen…Democrats joined with big business in vilifying an effort to protect our religious liberty. Too many Republican leaders and presidential candidates ran and hid in the hills.
Before I continue with his rant, you may have noticed that I put “conservative” in quotes. That’s because Teddy Boor and his ilk are not conservatives, they are quasi-religious reactionaries. Real conservatives like Barry Goldwater and William Buckley dissed their type long ago. For instance here’s just one Goldwater quote on the subject:
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?
Back to Teddy Boor:
We’re a nation that was founded by men and women who were fleeing religious oppression and coming to seek out a land where everyone of us could worship God Almighty with all of our hearts, minds and souls, and that is under profound jeopardy today.
That first sentence caught my eye. As with a lot of statements made by wing-nuts, it conveniently leaves out some inconvenient truths. While some of the men and women were fleeing religious oppression, unfortunately, they brought it along with them.
Here’s a few episodes they might have forgotten to teach you back in school:
Let us start with the Pilgrims, who btw, were a different group than the Puritans. The Pilgrims did flee England to avoid religious intolerance. They moved to Holland. However, when they left Holland and moved to North America, it was because Holland was a bit too tolerant for their tastes. William Bradford: Of Plymouth Plantation written from about 1619 to 1650
The Puritans, however, did flee England to avoid being persecuted. Back in England, they were the 17th Century version of the Tea Party. They even managed to get rid of the English king during the First English Civil War. However, when the monarchy was restored they were called to account and told to shape up or ship out. Quite a few “shipped out” to what is now New England.
Since they suffered a bit of intolerance back home in England, one might assume that they would practice tolerance in their new surroundings. But, then again, one would be a silly ass if one actually assumed that.
Puritans were firm believers in the “my way or the highway” practice of religion. In 1636, Roger Williams (No, not the piano player.) was found guilty of preaching “newe & dangerous opinions” and was exiled. Banished from Massachusetts, he went a bit south and founded Providence Plantation, a much more tolerant colony. You probably know the area by its present name: Rhode Island.

More often, the “highway” led to the stocks or worse. Non-conformity, religious or political, was NOT tolerated. (Think John Winthrop (He of the “Shining City Apon A Hill“) and Cotton Mather.) In 1660,they “legally” murdered four Quakers and kicked the rest of them out.puritansSpeaking of Quakers, Cotton Mather came up with a scheme to kidnap William Penn and a shipload of Quakers and sell them as slaves.

In the Year of Our Lord 1682

To ye aged and beloved, Mr.John Higginson

There be now at sea a ship called Welcome, which has on board 100 or more of the heretics and malignants called Quakers, with W. Penn, who is the chief scamp, at the head of them. The General Court has accordingly given sacred orders to Master Malachi Huscott, of the brig Porpoise, to waylay the said Welcome slyly as near the Cape of Cop as may be, and make captive the said Penn and his ungodly crew, so that the Lord may be glorified and not mocked on the soil of this new country with the heathen worship of these people. Much spoil can be made of selling the whole lot to Barbadoes, where slaves fetch good prices in rum and sugar and we shall not only do the Lord great good by punishing the wicked, but we shall make great good for His Minister and people.

Yours in the bowels of Christ,

Cotton Mather

I won’t go into their witch hunts and their participation in the slave trade. That’s fodder for a different post.

Moving along to the 18th Century, things don’t change much. Protestants still hated Catholics, Catholics still hated Protestants, Protestants still hated other Protestants, and everybody still hated the Jews. Here’s a few low lights:

  • (1700) New York and Massachusetts solved their Catholic conundrum by kicking out any Catholics in their jurisdictions.
  • (1701) North Carolina passed the Vestry Act, making Anglicanism its official religion.
  • (1771) The State of Virginia jailed 50 Baptists worshipers for preaching the Gospel contrary to the Anglican Book of Common Prayer.
  • (1774) Massachusetts Baptists were put in jail for not paying taxes to support the Congregational Church. (Back in the 18th Century, Baptists were one of the “Them” groups in the “Us vs Them” mindset.)

By the 19th Century, things started to improve, with some notable exceptions. This post is running long so I’ll just cite one instance in which religion took over politics: The American Republican Party, aptly nicknamed as the “Know Nothing Movement“.

From the 1830’s to the 60’s there was an influx of Catholic immigrants, primarily from Ireland and Germany. The Germans were trying to escape religious persecution back home and the Irish were just looking for something to eat. (Irish Potato Famine)

These immigrants offended the “Real Americans” (Protestants of English/Scottish decent) and by cracky, they weren’t going to stand for it. And so, the “Know Nothings” were born.

At their peak (1854), Movement members were elected Mayors of Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and San Francisco. They carried Boston and several other New England towns and cities; swept the Massachusetts elections and won the Governor’s race in California. (The California contingent added another group to be anti to: the Chinese.)

One of the Movement’s catch phrases was “Keep America, American”. This same catch phrase was later used by the KKK in the 1920’s and by Mitt Romney in his 2012 Presidential Campaign.

Not satisfied with electoral gains, some members decided to add a little “action” to their agenda:

  • In 1851, They tarred and feathered a priest in Ellsworth, Maine.
  • In 1854, they burned down a church in Bath, Maine.
  • In 1855, they rioted in Louisville, Kentucky, destroying property, killing 22 Catholics and injuring many more in the process.

In 1856, they ran Millard Filmore for president with an “interesting” party platform.

  • Limit Catholic immigration;
  • Restrict political office to English and Scottish Protestants;
  • Teachers must be Protestant;
  • 21 year wait for citizenship;
  • Daily bible readings in public schools;
  • Restricting liquor sales;
  • English usage only.

Sound familiar?

By 1860 they were history.

I’ll leave you with one final quote from Barry Goldwater:

When you say “radical right” today, I think of these moneymaking ventures by fellows like Pat Robertson and others who are trying to take the Republican Party away from the Republican Party, and make a religious organization out of it. If that ever happens, kiss politics goodbye.

‘Nuff said!

Don’t Have Money? You Don’t Get To Vote! Ohio Republican’s Heinous Plan To Suppress Voting

Poll-Tax-1897-RufusOhio Republicans would like to resuscitate the poll tax. Never mind that poll taxes are illegal under the 24th Amendment.

Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.

So, what does the 24th Amendment have to do with Ohio’s massive voter fraud problem? In the last presidential election in Ohio, there were 134 votes possibly cast illegally. Of course, that’s out of approximately 5,630,000 votes cast and a poll tax wouldn’t have had a bit of an effect on curbing those 134 votes. But that’s just being picky.

134 illegal votes spread out over the state would have zero effect on any election. 134 illegal votes might skew the election for dog catcher in Coal Grove (pop 2027) but that’s about it.

However, never a party to let little things like reality or the Constitution get in the way, Republicans are out to save elections (for themselves).

Last week, 24 brave Republican legislators co-sponsored House Bill 189. The bill would require voter ID in the form of a driver’s license, military ID or a passport. If you lack one of these, you would be required to buy a voter ID card. In other words, if you want to vote you’ve got to pay. Constitutionally, that’s a big NO! NO! (See “Section 1″ above.)

There are an estimated 930,000 eligible voters in Ohio that lack driver’s licenses, passports or military ID, primarily the poor, people of color and college students. (Care to guess which party would benefit if a number of those people didn’t vote?)

To try to blunt some criticism, the Republicans put in an exemption. If you are single and make less than $11,770 a year you don’t have to pay. You do, however have to jump through the loops to prove you don’t make over $11,770 a year. Those making more would still have to pay to vote.

Anyway, if there’s really no great problem, why do Ohio Republicans, as well as Republicans in other states, keep trying to limit voting by imposing wave after wave of voter restrictions? Can you say “rear guard action?”

Republicans have a problem. A very large problem. As they sink deeper and deeper into extremism, their base keeps getting smaller and smaller. It’s now down to largely old “straight” white dudes. (Disclaimer: I’m an “old “straight” white dude,” but I do not vote for Republicans any more. Almost all of the decent Republicans have been RINO’d out of the party.) They’ve alienated African-Americans with their “Southern Strategy“. They’ve alienated Hispanics with their “cantaloupe calved drug mule” rhetoric. Asians are leaving the party due en masse to the overt bigotry.

To increase their electability, the Republicans have gerrymandered districts and tried to disqualify or inconvenience the types of voters that don’t or won’t vote for them. It’s a short-term strategy and it’s worked to an extent so far, but sooner or later (mostly sooner) it’s going to catch up with them. The long-term demographics are against them, with more and more of the groups that they’re trying to suppress and less and less of their own base. They’re in danger of becoming a regional party or going the way of the original “Know Nothing” party.

Proof: ‘Atheists Don’t Exist’ And Creationism Is Real According to Jessa Duggar And Husband Ben

Duggar-Mania

It’s been a while since I checked in with the Duggars of oversized family fame, so I decided to find out what they’ve been up to.

Not too much going on with the Senior Duggars, Jim-Bob & Michelle, but daughter Jessa and her hubby, Ben Seewald, dropped by the Institute For Creation Research in Texas last week.

While most of the gossip sites like “The Vine Report” focused on Jessa’s baby bump and the possibility that there is a pair down there, the “Christian” sites had a different point to make.

Jessa Duggar And Husband Ben Prove Atheists Don’t Exist But Creationism DoesThe New Civil Rights Movement

Actually, they don’t! But I’ll get to that shortly.

The institute, which describes itself as the “leader in scientific research within the context of biblical creation.” was founded by Dr. Henry M. Morris, the founder of modern creation science. (At least, according to the Institute For Creation Research). Creative, it may be. Science, it is not. Btw, Dr. Morris was the PhD type of doctor, but his degree was in hydraulic engineering. He had absolutely no qualifications in any earth or life science.

The current head of the institute, Dr Jason Lisle, has a PhD in astrophysics. However, for an astrophysicist, he has some rather strange notions. As a “young earth” creationist, he claims the earth is only around 6000 years old and Genesis is the gospel truth.

So, how does he, an astrophysicist, get around things like the doppler shift, which proves that light from some galaxies has traveled billions of years to reach us?

Very simple. He claims that science doesn’t matter in this case because it conflicts with scripture. The creation, according to Dr. Lisle, was “supernatural” so science brains can’t understand it. In reality, most of his arguments boil down to “the bible says so.”

Jessa and Ben sat down with Dr. Lisle to discuss his views on a number of subjects, near and dear to their hearts. (Be warned. Dr. Lisle loves to use circular reasoning and logical fallacies in “proving his point.”)

On God and atheists:

The evidence of God is ubiquitous. It is everywhere.” In fact, Roman 1 tells us that God has revealed himself to everyone, and what that means is, there is really no such thing as an atheist….So I don’t really have to give new evidence to a professing atheist. All I have to do is expose his suppressed knowledge of God.

No such thing as an atheist? As a card-carrying atheist (complete with horns and tail) I am deeply offended. And, my “knowledge of God” isn’t suppressed. In fact, it was my knowledge of “God” that made me an atheist.

On morality:

Dr Lisle also stated that you have to believe in God to have a moral code. Even if you think you don’t believe, if you have a moral code, you believe.

Morality makes sense in the Christian world view. It does not make sense in the atheistic world view.

On evil:

If God doesn’t exist, there’s no such thing as evil. The fact that there is evil in the world is actually proof of the existence of God.

Hmmm, now there’s food for thought.

On Creationism:

Agreeing with Dr. Lisle, hubby 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.

All science points to the validation of the Genesis account? I know quite a few scientists like Stephen Hawking, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Carl Sagan (may he rest in peace) that have a slightly different take on the matter. In fact, almost all biological, geological and astrophysicists totally reject the Genesis mythology. (Which, btw, is an amalgamation of earlier creation myths.)

If you’re a fan of convoluted reasoning and/or have masochistic tendencies or if you just don’t mind wasting seven and a half minutes, check out the conversation below.

Walmart Tunnels: Conduits For DUMBS, FEMA, Chinese Or Cheap Labor?

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In doing research for my post on Jade Helm 15, I ran across references to “Walmart tunnels”. Tunnels supposedly constructed to help the Feds take over Texas. (Earth to dumb-butt conspiracy theorists: The Feds took over Texas back in 1845 and again in 1865. They are still there in force, or haven’t you noticed all those military bases?) Then I ran across several wing-nut sites that suggested there were other nefarious reasons for the tunnels.

Now, there’s no real proof that they even exist and Walmart denies that they do. (Of course, they would say that, wouldn’t they?) Anyway, I decided to check out the theories to sort out the bovine scat and the equine scat from the sapien scat.

The Background:

About the same time as the threat(?) of Jade Helm 15 reared it’s head, Walmart announced the abrupt closure of five (out of 4520) stores for “plumbing problems.” The stores are due to be closed for six months.

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To the addled intellects of the “conspiracies-R-us” crowd, there had to be a connection between the store closings and Jade Helm. (Btw, only two of the five stores are in Texas. Maybe Florida, Oklahoma and California are marked for later federal invasion???)

According to Snopes, there are problems with the “plumbing problems” scenario:

  • Six months is way too long to fix plumbing problems, even if you have to replace the entire main sewer line.
  • Tampa station, WFLA reported that the company never said anything about plumbing to the county. County Commissioner, Victor Crist said they were only told about repairs and updates.
  • The county was also informed that the resulting employee layoffs are permanent. (More on that little tidbit later.)
  • Another Tampa station, WTSP checked with the county and found no code or permit violations and no permit applications. (Major work on plumbing and sewage requires all sorts of permits.) Also, there were no plumbing or septic trucks or workers at the site.
  • A third Tampa station, WFTS, also reported that the store, as well as the California store have a history of union battles (Like I said, more on that later.)
  • Much the same scenario with the California store: No plumbing permits applied for.
  • According to ABC, The Midland, Texas store does have a long history of plumbing problems. However, according to an employee, in the three years she worked at the store, she never saw an out-of-order sign in the restrooms or a plumber working on any problems. When the city plumbing inspector came by to help them apply for permits, he was sent away.

The Fantasies:

Of course, as are many things in the wing-nut fantasy bubble, it’s all a gubment plot!

Walmart ‘Plumbing’ Issue Related To DHS Underground Tunnel Network: ‘This Is A Very Real Situation’SHTF Plan

Is Walmart Connecting To The US Underground Tunnel Network?The Freedom Articles

According to several sites, the store closings are a coverup to allow the DHS connect those stores to the nation-wide network of secret tunnels. The tunnel system will make it easier for the gubment to move troops around when they impose martial law.

Of course, according to the map below, the tunnel system has been up and running since 1978. (And still no martial law.)

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Now, before you start swallowing this, hook, line & stinker, there are a couple of things to think about. First of all, on the above map there are between 20 & 25,000 miles of tunnel indicated. Considering that a single track tunnel would run in the very expensive neighborhood of $300,000,000 a mile, based on the costs of current subway projects, that comes to between 6 & 7.5 trillion dollars. (No wonder taxes are so high.) Even spread out over a few years, that’s a hell of a lot of money. The total GNP for the entire country is just less than 17 trillion dollars. And how do you hide $6,000,000,000+ in the budget? (Somebody’s bound to notice something screwy.)

Then there are all those tunnel borers, capable of boring 32 foot wide tunnel. Have you ever seen one of those suckers? They’re a bit large to hide in the back of a truck. Not to mention that there aren’t that many tunnel borers in the world. Then you have all those tunnel workers that would need to keep the secret. Also, there’s dirt disposal and a few other practical considerations that don’t seem to exist in FantasyLand.

The interstate highway system was built to enable faster military transportation in time of war. That’s not fantasy, that’s a well-known fact. The economic and social side effects were just that. So why does the military need tunnels? Because travel in the tunnels is by 1,500 mph mag-lev train. (Japan must be soooo jealous!)

Oh, and before I forget, the tunnels are supposed to be up to four miles down under. I guess somebody forgot to tell the tin-foil turban brigade that the temperature four miles down is a bit over the boiling point of water, between 100 & 200 degrees Celsius (212 to 392 degrees Fahrenheit).

Another theory, in which the tunnels may or may not be connected to the national tunnel network, is DUMB (Deep Underground Military Base).

BOOM: WALMART CLOSINGS COINCIDE WITH (DUMBS) DEEP UNDERGROUND MILITARY BASESViral Tater

According to the Viral Tater site, there are 131 DUMBs in the US. (And, it seems, a hell of a lot more dummies!) The “Before It’s News” website claims there are 140 DUMBs. Also, according to Before It’s News, the bases are 10 to 30 miles across. That’s the equivalent of 16,500 to 148,500 miles of tunnel per base or $4.95 trillion to $4.455 quadrillion per base. (Is there that much money in the world?) And, that doesn’t include all the fixtures, such as buildings and other necessities.

But that’s minor. Here’s the kicker: The bases are occupied by aliens along with the military. And no, I’m not talking about Mexicans or Chinese, these are extraterrestrials. Nephilim, to be precise. They’re mentioned in the bible a couple of times:

The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them. Genesis 6:4

And there we saw the Nephilim (the sons of Anak, who come from the Nephilim), and we seemed to ourselves like grasshoppers, and so we seemed to them. Numbers 13:33

Btw, the 1500 mph meg-levs were their idea.

Some bone-brains think that instead of being connected to a national network, they may just be regional.

The Underground Tunnels Connecting Wal-Marts Throughout The SouthAbove Top Secret

Or, they may just connect to the local DUMB or maybe the local FEMA Re-education Center.

Walmart Closings, Jade Helm And The China Connection – Are Some Walmart Supercenters Being Refitted Into ‘Processing’ Centers For Americans?All News Pipeline

To quote All News Pipeline,

Detention centers? Processing centers? Centralized and controlled distribution centers?…This almost HAS to be martial law. Perhaps it is related to the planned financial collapse. What ever really is up…SOMETHING IS UP!..

And, since Walmart has stores in China, they must be in cahoots (wherever that is) with that Communist regime. I mean, All News Pipeline wouldn’t print this unless they had real proof, would they? Evidently, they do (at least by their standards).

While the young black man was trying to pull out the manual ladder we heard the equipment that has the warning signal when it is backing up. My husband & I looked to see a Chinese man in his late 20’s very physically fit, like a soldier, driving an automated lift. It was apparent that he was using more sophisticated automated equipment that the average employee was not allowed to use. It also appeared he was a man with authority. The average employee had to use the manual ladder. This Chinese man was clearly someone with more authority. He spoke English but with a VERY HEAVY Mandarin accent as if he just stepped off the boat from China.

My husband & I couldn’t help but notice it appears WalMart is now operated by Chinese management, possibly even military management, that are still more out of site from the average American shopper. As if they are keeping them in the back. We sense it is only a matter of days before our local WalMart is completely and overtly run by the Chinese, possibly even the Chinese military. No more just “Made In China” but now owned, operated, and controlled by the Chinese. Lord have mercy!

Then, last Saturday, (5/2/15) This got posted:

NEW WALMART INFO! Yes, They Are Detention Centers! Shocking Revelations!Before It’s News

The web site’s sources are three-year old posts from various “prophecy sites”. (Prophecy sites?? Well then, you just know it’s got to be the gospel truth.) Here’s part of the prophecy. For the rest, check out the last link.

All of a sudden, I was standing at the back of the store. The store manager was standing in front of a set of doors marked Personnel Only. I noticed he had on dog tags as well. He was telling the people that only four people could go with him at a time to be processed in to get their vouchers for the free stuff. He had them line up two on the left and two on the right behind him. As they went through the first set of doors, there was a breezeway area, then another set of metal doors. He was telling these people that when they went through the next set of doors, there would be two women sitting at a desk and to go up to the desk and wait. As soon as these people got up to the desk and the second set of doors closed, four very large men (they looked like sumo wrestlers) came up behind these people, put their hands over their mouths and gave them some kind of a shot. Then these soldiers took their drivers license and car keys from them. (I believe the drivers license represents taking away their identity or place in Christ and the car keys represent taking away their freedom; they NOW belong to the beast — lock, stock and barrel!)

Btw, the preceding was revealed in a dream.

The Facts:

Jade Helm 15 is a military war game to enhance military capability in modern warfare.

Walmart is closing 5 stores in four states.

The only commonality between the five Walmart stores is a history of labor issues.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nopfLt8NX0

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Wing-Nut Pundit: Obama Recruiting Bloods And Crips For Race War

20141021post-savageBack in October ’08, even before the Obama landslide, wing-nut Michael Savage was suggesting that, if elected, Obama would stir up a race war so he could take over the country.

I fear that Obama will stir up a race war. You want to ask me what I fear? I think Obama will empower the racists in this country and stir up a race war in order to seize absolute power. I believe that’s what he will do. It will not be as overt as you may think, but it’ll be a subtle race war on every level imaginable.

Well, it’s been seven years and still no “race war” (outside of certain police departments). But that hasn’t stopped Savage and his ilk’s continuous claims that one was just around the corner. (That and gun confiscation, of course.)

Still beating that dead horse, Savage has discovered another looming war and has just penned a new book about it. (Of course he has!) To promote the book, Countdown to Mecca, he’s hitting the crackpot circuit (aka conservative media outlets). One such “drop by” was on Alex Jones’ “InfoWars“. The main subject of the discourse was Obama’s various upcoming wars.

Jones: What’s the score right now: patriots vs. the French Revolution crazies?

Savage: The guillotines are ready, the guillotines are ready and they are greasing the blades. How much more successful can they be? Internment camps? I mean, what is next with this group of maniacs?

Then the subject slipped back to Savage’s previous book, Stop the Coming Civil War.

Savage: Remember my last book, ‘Stop the Coming Civil War’? Guess what, it started. Has there been a civil war? Yea, it’s a slow burning civil war. What do you think we are looking at here? It’s a race war. These are their shock troops, they don’t have the brown shirts yet, they don’t have the armbands, but soon Obama could deputize them. Isn’t that a natural army for him? Take the Crips and the Bloods, give them a green uniform and give them a weapon and they’ll keep order in the streets. Won’t they?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2l4YkekZMqA

Then, last Friday (5/1/15) Savage doubled down on his own “Savage Nation” show.
The white man is a quiet man and a peaceful man and right now the white man is very, very quiet, and very, very peaceful, and like many dictators before him, Barack Obama thinks the white man will remain quiet and subdued forever. Hitler made that mistake; Hitler boasted that his supermen, his Hitler Youth, would easily wipe the floor with the GI Joes that were being sent over…. But it was the white man who defeated Superman in World War II. Let me tell you something else, you push the white man only so far, you’re going to have a reaction like you’ve never seen.
One wonders how his scenario will evolve (oops, can’t use “evolve” when discussing wing-nuts) change when Hilary gets elected. Will he accuse her of taking up arms in the “War on Women?”
Stay tuned!

Deputy Sheriff Accidentally Shoots Mother In Church

285A8DD900000578-0-image-a-17_1430856012565The NRA keeps telling us that guns are needed to keep you safe from all the boogeymen out there. And besides, they are perfectly safe in the hands of “trained, responsible gun owners.”

You’d think, if anyone fits the definition of “trained, responsible gun owners,” deputy sheriffs would be right up there. You’d think!

Meet McCracken County Deputy Sheriff, Cory Golightly. McCracken County is in Kentucky, a state where you don’t need on license or permit to own a “Saturday night special” and you can take it with you wherever you go. It’s a “Gold Star” open carry state. You can even wear your hog leg to church in case the devil tries to sneak in.

I guess Deputy Sheriff Golightly must have thought ol’ Beelzebub was in the neighborhood, because he was carrying his six-shooter while attending a wedding in neighboring Carlisle County. Now, before you start thinking, “Well, he’s a deputy sheriff, he should be carrying heat,” he was off duty. Also, it wasn’t his “on duty” problem solver, it was his own.

The incident began when Deputy Cory was adjusting his jacket. Unfortunately, his holster came loose in the process and dropped to the floor. The impact caused the gun to fire, hitting his mother.

The wedding’s pianist, Jeanine King, said the sound was so loud, that initially she didn’t know what it was.

My initial reaction was, ‘Oh my goodness. Could that possibly be a gun?’ Then my next thought was, ‘Gosh, who’s in the church with a gun?’

The deputy’s mother was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition. She is expected to be in the hospital for a week. The deputy was placed on administrative leave while the incident is being investigated.