Author Topic: The Fine Art of Cherry-Picking  (Read 1662 times)

Offline trdsf

The Fine Art of Cherry-Picking
« on: September 08, 2017, 01:06:30 PM »
Is anyone waiting for some fundie preacher to claim that Hurricane Irma bearing down on Mar-A-Lago is a warning from their god that Asshole needs to get his shit together and quit being a dick, both domestically and internationally?

Nope, me either.  And even if Irma just stops there and scours it down to its foundations, the most we'll get is a claim that it's because Asshole hasn't stopped marriage equality or incorporated their bible into the Constitution or made abortions a capital crime yet.

I did a little research -- also in the path are the homes of the Koch brothers, Rush Limbaugh, and Ann Coulter.  A sign?  :D
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Offline Baruch

Re: The Fine Art of Cherry-Picking
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2017, 01:14:40 PM »
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Is anyone waiting for some fundie preacher to claim that Hurricane Irma bearing down on Mar-A-Lago is a warning from their god that Asshole needs to get his shit together and quit being a dick, both domestically and internationally?

Nope, me either.  And even if Irma just stops there and scours it down to its foundations, the most we'll get is a claim that it's because Asshole hasn't stopped marriage equality or incorporated their bible into the Constitution or made abortions a capital crime yet.

I did a little research -- also in the path are the homes of the Koch brothers, Rush Limbaugh, and Ann Coulter.  A sign?  :D

Sorry, they get priority for post-hurricane cleanup.  And the average guy gets to pay for their beach restoration etc thru taxes.
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Re: The Fine Art of Cherry-Picking
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2017, 01:44:34 PM »
I'm feeling a bit of pre-schadenfreude...


But Ken Ham says hurricanes are a result of sin - not God's fault at all. But he doesn't specifically mention Chump, or Rush L. or Coulter. I wonder why?

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Hurricanes are a result of people’s sins, Ken Ham, the president and founder of the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, tweeted on Wednesday.

“Devastating Hurricanes-reminder we live in a fallen groaning world as a result of our sin against a Holy God-it’s our fault not God’s fault,” he tweeted.


Well, I guess that lets God off the hook!

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Re: The Fine Art of Cherry-Picking
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2017, 05:15:13 PM »
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I'm feeling a bit of pre-schadenfreude...


But Ken Ham says hurricanes are a result of sin - not God's fault at all. But he doesn't specifically mention Chump, or Rush L. or Coulter. I wonder why?

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Well, I guess that lets God off the hook!

Funny how these record breaking hurricanes are affecting some of the most religious parts of the country.
"Oh, wearisome condition of humanity,
Born under one law, to another bound;
Vainly begot, and yet forbidden vanity,
Created sick, commanded to be sound."
--Fulke Greville

Re: The Fine Art of Cherry-Picking
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2017, 05:17:53 PM »
Yeah, there's probably a good reason for that...
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Archie Bunker

Offline Baruch

Re: The Fine Art of Cherry-Picking
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2017, 07:11:49 PM »
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Yeah, there's probably a good reason for theat...

It isn't enough to be Baptist, you have to be 1st Baptist ;-)
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Offline trdsf

Re: The Fine Art of Cherry-Picking
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2017, 09:42:58 PM »
Well, I don't have any fucking use for any of them, but I hope none of them get hurt.  I *will* be entertained if their homes get clobbered.  Especially if these self-proclaimed prophets of self-reliance immediately start begging the government to bail them out.  I mean, we already know they're hypocrites, but it'll be nice to have them that firmly on the record as such.
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Offline Baruch

Re: The Fine Art of Cherry-Picking
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2017, 10:39:19 PM »
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Well, I don't have any fucking use for any of them, but I hope none of them get hurt.  I *will* be entertained if their homes get clobbered.  Especially if these self-proclaimed prophets of self-reliance immediately start begging the government to bail them out.  I mean, we already know they're hypocrites, but it'll be nice to have them that firmly on the record as such.

They didn't learn anything in 1992 from Hurricane Andrew ;-(
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Offline Hydra009

Re: The Fine Art of Cherry-Picking
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2017, 10:47:13 PM »
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Well, I don't have any fucking use for any of them, but I hope none of them get hurt.  I *will* be entertained if their homes get clobbered.  Especially if these self-proclaimed prophets of self-reliance immediately start begging the government to bail them out.  I mean, we already know they're hypocrites, but it'll be nice to have them that firmly on the record as such.
The televangelists will be just fine.  The more successful ones have multiple lavish estates to fall back on.  It's the poor who suffer, (as always) believer or not.  The televangelists know it's all a sham, but the believers can look out the window and see armaggedon for themselves.

Offline Baruch

Re: The Fine Art of Cherry-Picking
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2017, 10:52:53 PM »
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The televangelists will be just fine.  The more successful ones have multiple lavish estates to fall back on.  It's the poor who suffer, (as always) believer or not.  The televangelists know it's all a sham, but the believers can look out the window and see armaggedon for themselves.

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Re: The Fine Art of Cherry-Picking
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2017, 01:52:35 AM »
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The televangelists will be just fine.  The more successful ones have multiple lavish estates to fall back on.  It's the poor who suffer, (as always) believer or not.  The televangelists know it's all a sham, but the believers can look out the window and see armaggedon for themselves.

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Offline Baruch

Re: The Fine Art of Cherry-Picking
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2017, 02:46:41 PM »
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Jesus he knows me. And he knows I'm right. Been talking to jesus all my life. Aw yes, he knows me and he knows I'm right. And he's been telling me everything is alright.

Channeling a typical American?  Weird.
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Re: The Fine Art of Cherry-Picking
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2017, 01:16:20 AM »
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Jesus he knows me. And he knows I'm right. Been talking to jesus all my life. Aw yes, he knows me and he knows I'm right. And he's been telling me everything is alright.

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Re: The Fine Art of Cherry-Picking
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2017, 01:27:33 AM »
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Yeah, there's probably a good reason for that...

God has terrible aim?

God: I'm going to ice those motherfuckers. This category 5 hurricane will show them for legalizing gay marriage!

Angel: Uhh, God. You sent that thing at the South.

God: Yeah. So?

Angel: Isn't that where most of the people who are against gay marriage live?

God: ...Me damn it. Now I'm just going to look like an asshole. Well, tell them I did it to make them come closer together as a community or something.
"Oh, wearisome condition of humanity,
Born under one law, to another bound;
Vainly begot, and yet forbidden vanity,
Created sick, commanded to be sound."
--Fulke Greville

Offline Baruch

Re: The Fine Art of Cherry-Picking
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2017, 01:28:35 AM »
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Voices in your head are not usually good.

Hopefully you are not deaf, and can hear yourself speaking, and hear others speaking.  The sounds go from waves outside your head into the mystery inside your head, after distortion and analysis by your ears.
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