The North Carolina KKK mistakenly spread recruitment flyers in a predominately black Florida neighborhood. The “stupid quote” is the response by the uneducated redneck in charge of the operation, Robert Jones:
Well, we don’t have no way of judging where we’re putting the fliers at.
Nice grammar. And “no way of judging”? Actually, that’s true because those KKKowards passed out the flyers in the middle of the night. A simple Google search would have told them all they needed to know about the neighborhood’s demographics, but I suspect they knew and were afraid of getting their asses kicked.
Glenn Beck’s “historian” David Barton and televangelist Kenneth Copeland had the nerve to trash our soldiers with PTSD because they don’t have the right relationship with God when fighting wars (from Raw Story with my emphasis):
In a Veteran’s Day appearance on Believer’s Voice of Victory, televangelist Kenneth Copeland told “historian” David Barton that Numbers 32 said that soldiers “shall return and be guiltless before the Lord” and that meant that they wouldn’t have PTSD.
“You don’t take drugs to get rid of it, it doesn’t take psychology; that promise right there will get rid of it,” he said, pointing at the Bible.
“What we’re talking about, getting rid of the PTSD, guys who have been through battle, they need to understand that soldier’s promise, you come back guiltless before God and the nation,” Barton agreed.
“You’re on an elevated platform up here, you’re a hero, you’re put in the faith hall of fame if you take this [Bible],” he added. “We used to in the pulpit understand the difference between a just war and an unjust war. And there’s a biblical difference, and when you do it God’s way, not only are you guiltless for having done that, you’re esteemed.”
So, just like magic, soldiers can get rid of their PTSD if they simply have a different outlook on the horror they’ve witnessed. They just need to believe they have killed in “Gods way”, and that would make everything alright. You’re in the faith hall of fame.
BTW: Barton is another chickenhawk – he never served a day in the military and now he’s telling our brave military men and women that their PTSD is all in their head and it can be cured with the Bible. Barton, and his chickenhawk pals, can go f*ck themselves.
The more I read about Rafael Cruz, father of teabagger Ted Cruz, the more I feel sorry for Rafael. He speaks like an angry, old, white guy who hates the government and minorities, which is odd considering he’s Hispanic (possibly, a self-loathing Hispanic man). I think there’s probably a whole lotta dementia going on – who in their right mind comes up with the garbage he spews? This time, Cruz is bitching about atheism and, like most in the lunatic fringe, is tying it to that Muslim/Christian allied with Rev. Jeremiah Wright/Atheist President Obama (from Raw Story):
“Let’s look, for example, at the behavioral consequences of these two foundations,” Cruz said to the group. “Well, if there is nothing, if there is no God, then we are ruled by our instincts.”
“There is no moral absolute, which means we operate by situational ethics,” he said, “which unfortunately is something being taught in every high school in America.”
Situational ethics, explained Cruz, maintain “that right and wrong depends on the situation. In other words, it’s a moral relativism.”
Because atheists believe in doing whatever they want, and if there are no moral absolutes, then there will be nothing but moral anarchy, he said.
“Do we know any politicians that have done that?” he asked.
“Hitler!” volunteered Larry Pratt of the organization Gun Owners of America, who was in the audience.
“Oh, we don’t have to go that far, Larry,” said Cruz. “Just go to Washington. Just go to the White House.”
“Of course, this leads us, when there are no moral absolutes,” he went on, “leads us to sexual immorality, leads us to sexual abuse, leads us to perversion and, of course, no hope. No hope!”
Do I need to point out the obvious irony? Rafael Cruz is a Catholic. Cruz claims there is “sexual abuse … sexual immorality … perversion” when God is not in the picture. The Catholic Church’s leaders have raped and molested thousands of children in this country. Again, the Catholic Church raped and molested thousands of children. Cruz has the nerve to claim that atheism leads to sexual abuse when he belongs to a church that is still paying off their victims of sexual abuse.
And claiming that Obama is an atheist, while simultaneously claiming he’s a secret Muslim and a disciple of the Christian Reverend Jeremiah Wright, makes no sense. But that’s what’s so dangerous about the lunatic fringe; they make no sense. They have no core values. They hate the middle-class, the working-class, and the poor. In other words, they hate Americans. They’ve convinced themselves they are good Christians following the teachings of Jesus Christ when the fact is that Jesus was a “bleeding heart liberal”. There is nothing Christian about the lunatic fringe. They are pure evil, and that especially includes the Cruz family.
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