published Friday, April 4th, 2014

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about Clay Bennett...

The son of a career army officer, Bennett led a nomadic life, attending ten different schools before graduating in 1980 from the University of North Alabama with degrees in Art and History. After brief stints as a staff artist at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Fayetteville (NC) Times, he went on to serve as the editorial cartoonist for the St. Petersburg Times (1981-1994) and The Christian Science Monitor (1997-2007), before joining the staff of the ...

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PlainTruth said...

cute

April 4, 2014 at 12:04 a.m.

No such thing as "man made global warming"

April 4, 2014 at 12:05 a.m.
wallyworld said...

This happens in our delusional GOP hearings on man's pollution of our air and water and ultimately our climate. Certified scientists have been ignored, insulted, denigrated, rejected by climate-denying buffoons who have allowed themselves to be convinced that their own fleeting command of science is sufficient to disprove a well-documented phenomenon, the greatest physical crisis, maybe ever. That is the right word; buffoon. These men are not necessarily or wholly unintelligent. They can be charming, or funny, and are often good at writing speeches. They have no lack of talent. But each is, as Merriam-Webster's instructs us, "a ludicrous figure." They are "gross and usually ill-educated," at least concerning the subject matter over which they govern, as per the definition. And these buffoons have their feet jammed in the doorway to the halls of power at what is perhaps the worst possible juncture in history.

Because they believe they know science better than scientists—ludicrous—they vote against any action to repair the damage being done to the carbon-saturated climate at all. They, along with scores of their fellow Republicans, have banded together to form what may be the most uniquely scientifically ignorant cliques in international governance. As Ronald Brownstein wrote in a 2010 piece for the National Journal, "It is difficult to identify another major political party in any democracy as thoroughly dismissive of climate science as is the GOP here." They comprise the Congressional Science Committee that doesn't get science, and they are determining our policies. Or blocking them.

April 4, 2014 at 6:09 a.m.

Funny how people believe in Bible magic but dismiss climate change as imaginary.

April 4, 2014 at 6:56 a.m.
lkeithlu said...

Strange that the Pentagon and many governments world wide including here in the US are planning for the impact of an imaginary event.

April 4, 2014 at 7:52 a.m.
fairmon said...

Reduced carbon emissions and consumption of oil is not only a possible climate issue but an economic issue. Reduced use of oil would reduce the transfer of wealth that feeds the unrest in the middle east and other dictatorships.

April 4, 2014 at 7:56 a.m.
GaussianInteger said...

I asked my father-in-law (die hard "conservative", does not believe in climate change) this simple question: If ~98% of the world's medical doctors said activity A is detrimental to your health, would you disagree with them?

April 4, 2014 at 8:03 a.m.
LibDem said...

wallyworld, I think you may underestimate the GOP. These people drink bottled water and don't sit in their garages with the car running. They know quite well what we're doing to our environment. They also know the interests that support them want to make money NOW, not tomorrow.

April 4, 2014 at 8:38 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

Silly toons bring lefty loons.

April 4, 2014 at 8:54 a.m.
conservative said...

Hey Gaus

You are wrong again. Climates have always changed, but mankind has not and cannot change them.

I of course am not referring to indoors.

April 4, 2014 at 9:01 a.m.
lkeithlu said...

Says the guy that believes the earth is 6000 years old and a man saved two of every animal in a big boat.

April 4, 2014 at 9:03 a.m.
conservative said...

Says the woman who has believed that the earth is millions of years old until the Atheists and kooks stretched it to tens of millions then hundreds of millions, then billions, then tens of billions.....

April 4, 2014 at 9:09 a.m.

Do people around here really believe the earth is only 6000 years old, that Noah was real, and there's no such thing as climate change?

I did not realize that schools don't teach science or there's a lot of ignorant people in this part of Tennessee.

April 4, 2014 at 9:16 a.m.
alprova said...

I've never read of the Earth being billions of years old, nor have I read anyone claiming to be an Atheist make such a claim either.

But I have read conservative estimate more than once.

I do question his qualifications as an authority on the subject.

Like everything else the man wades in on, he never, ever backs it up with evidence.

April 4, 2014 at 9:18 a.m.
lkeithlu said...

The earth is 4.6 billion years old. Most geologists involved in finding that were Christians, so your silly atheist argument doesn't hold.

April 4, 2014 at 9:18 a.m.
alprova said...

LibDem, your 8:38 am post was brilliant...brilliant!!

April 4, 2014 at 9:19 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

alpo says "Like everything else the man wades in on, he never, ever backs it up with evidence." you're the last one that should be talking about backing up with evidence, Blatant Liar Boy.

April 4, 2014 at 9:27 a.m.
prairie_dog said...

Mars is also getting warmer. Could the problem be the SUN?

April 4, 2014 at 9:58 a.m.
conservative said...

The Atheists and kooks believe that nothing became everything without a creator. This is not science, this is fantasy.

Now, the Atheists and kooks said at one time that nothing over a million years became everything, became everything! This is fantasy.

Then the Atheists and kooks added tens of millions of years. Now nothing cannot become anything and everything over tens of millions of years, this is fantasy.

Then Atheists and kooks moved their fantasy to hundreds of millions of years then billions.....

Nothing can never become something and then everything over a period years no matter how many.

That is not science, that is fantasy

April 4, 2014 at 10:01 a.m.

Fantasy like Allah, Jehovah, and Jesus?

Never seen Allah (not my brother named Allah - he is real), Jehovah, or Jesus but I have looked through telescopes to see stars and galaxies many millions and millions miles away.

Mr. Conservative, have you always been this silly or are you still playing April Fool's pranks?

April 4, 2014 at 10:22 a.m.
una61 said...

Scientists estimate that there are about 8.7 million animal species so the line is very long. The Psuedoscience teachers at Bryan College teach that God told Noah a few thousand years ago how to pack them all in a boat to avoid "Global Flooding". Let's do nothing to reduce the 9.7 billion tons of carbon dioxide that we annually dump into the atmosphere and wait for God to provide a solution to "Global Warming". Hint: It's already too late.

April 4, 2014 at 10:26 a.m.

awesome Clay. very awesome!

April 4, 2014 at 10:31 a.m.
GaussianInteger said...

"Hey Gaus

You are wrong again. Climates have always changed, but mankind has not and cannot change them."

Did you ever go to Los Angeles before they started doing things with emissions? And I guess acid rain is a gift from God?

It seems as though you are advocating polluting the Earth. Doesn't the Bible say: "You shall not defile the land in which you live". More proof that you only pick and choose the parts of the bible you choose to follow.

April 4, 2014 at 10:39 a.m.
alprova said...

pt whined: "you're the last one that should be talking about backing up with evidence, Blatant Liar Boy."

It's far more fun watching your butt hurt, at the risk of harming my credibility, than it would be to cough up the proof that you filed bankruptcy.

As it is, I do a fine job of backing up my stances whenever challenged.

The issue would die a natural death, IF you would simply leave me alone, but that's not going to happen, is it?

So deal with it. It's all your fault.

April 4, 2014 at 10:42 a.m.
GaussianInteger said...

"Mr. Conservative, have you always been this silly or are you still playing April Fool's pranks?"

He's not playing, he is truly an idiot. And don't let him try to fool you, he's a fake Christian as well.

April 4, 2014 at 10:45 a.m.
alprova said...

Numbers 35:34 - "Defile not therefore the land which ye shall inhabit, wherein I dwell: for I the LORD dwell among the children of Israel."

April 4, 2014 at 10:46 a.m.
conservative said...

Hey Gaus,

Before cars, the Indians called the area the place of blue smoke.

They started fires and lightning started fires and the smoke settled in the valley.

You are the first to call this man made climate change if that is what you are up to.

April 4, 2014 at 10:49 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

Everyone knows only a coward will make a charge, then fail to support it, Alpy. Only a coward. BTW, I'm not butt-hurt. I enjoy seeing you make a fool of yourself.

April 4, 2014 at 10:50 a.m.

Mr. Conservative seems like the people who drank too much rum and saw ghosts and demons. I hope he sobers up.

April 4, 2014 at 10:53 a.m.
conservative said...

Mr. Anthony Provancher, you quoted Scripture!

But what is your point?

April 4, 2014 at 10:55 a.m.
alprova said...

Far be it for you to understand what a simple quotation of scripture means, being that you have stated that Biblical scripture you have personal disagreement with, exempts gentiles.

I find that to be easily understood and without controversy.

Are you a child of Israel, or do you believe that every single person alive was a child of Noah's nuclear family?

April 4, 2014 at 11:08 a.m.

Just look to the sweaty maniac, the poster boy, the guru, the self- proclaimed expert, Al Gore to see what the "global warming"/religion is all about. It's all about control, squeezing money out of citizens, and making a few rich. Al Gore has become wealthy from this scam. Suckers.

April 4, 2014 at 11:16 a.m.

We're insignificant for the most part. Just specs. Volcanoes spew more crap in the air than we could ever do. Go after China, if you're serious about it. We do a damn good job in this country. Go bitch to Brazil, as well. Better yet, why don't you "global warming" worshipers go around the earth and put a cork in every cow's ass so they'll stop farting.

April 4, 2014 at 11:20 a.m.
ibshame said...

And now for a brief pause from our regularly scheduled debate: Scientific Data vs Fantasy.

Looks like "the Establishment" wing of the GOP has adopted an old school song for the Teabaggers in their party. 'Let's Just Kiss and Say Goodbye' LOL

Establishment GOPers Dancing On Graves Of Flailing Tea Party Campaigns

"Amid recent allegations of tea partiers caught rubbing elbows with white supremacists and cock fighters, mainstream Republicans are having a hard time containing their exuberance over the struggling tea party challenger campaigns.

After TPM reported on Thursday that state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R-MS) backed out of headlining a gun rights rally thanks to attention on a vendor with questionable views on racial segregation, CNN Crossfire co-host S.E. Cupp tweeted McDaniel was an "ass" for agreeing to attend in the first place.

Sorry, you get no credit for dropping out of white nationalist event you agreed to keynote. Ass.

— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) April 3, 2014*

*"When you lie down with dogs, you get fleas," Republican strategist John Feehery told TPM in an email."This is the problem with the tea party and their candidates. They lack judgement and that lack of judgement makes them poor general election candidates."

The National Republican Senate Committee (NRSC), which has done some of the most heated battling with the outside groups that support McDaniel, quickly took to twitter to attack McDaniel over the episode.

Candidates who associate with white nationalists & segregationists events give away #GOP seats to Democrats. #MSsen

— Brad Dayspring (@BDayspring) April 3, 2014

Mississippi Republican Party chair Joe Nosef urged McDaniel to clarify whether he supports groups that promote the confederacy and segregation.

Brian Walsh, a former NRSC communications director and vocal critic of the Senate Conservatives Fund, said that McDaniel's decision to pull out of the event when he did didn't "smell right."

"It just doesn't necessarily smell right that he disavowed it after it became public," Walsh told TPM. "These are the sorts of issues that Democrats would have a field day in the general election. And it's the type of thing that cost us winnable seats in the last couple of cycles."

McDaniel wasn't the only tea party candidate who goofed recently. Over the weekend Matt Bevin, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) tea party primary challenger, ended up speaking at a rally for supporters of legal cockfighting. Bevin said he didn't know the rally was about cockfighting but both McConnell campaign staffers and other prominent Republicans are skeptical.

"I don't know how you accidentally stumble into a cockfighting rally," MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said Thursday morning.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/establishment-republicans-chris-mcdaniel-matt-bevin

April 4, 2014 at 11:20 a.m.
conservative said...

Numbers 35:34 - "Defile not therefore the land which ye shall inhabit, wherein I dwell: for I the LORD dwell among the children of Israel."

And your point is?

April 4, 2014 at 11:21 a.m.
lkeithlu said...

Zab,your claim re volcano's is incorrect. Con, the smokey mountains were called land of blue smoke based on the water vapor that rises after a rainstorm, not smoke, you dolt.

April 4, 2014 at 11:24 a.m.
GaussianInteger said...

"Before cars, the Indians called the area the place of blue smoke."

It's smog you moron (not the marine layer that the Indians were likely referring to), it's nothing like it was before the state started cracking down on emissions. I flew into LA during the 90's; you could hardly see the skyline at midday. Now, the past couple of times I have been to LA, it's visible. My good friend that has lived there his whole life will attest to what I said.

April 4, 2014 at 11:29 a.m.
conservative said...

Well Dixie Lee Ray, a real scientist, so stated in one of her books. I believe it was "Trashing the Planet"

Thanks for the insult though, you never disappoint.

April 4, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.

Is Mr. Conservative always like this? I thought Christians were supposed to be about love and understanding. But he seems so full of hateful thoughts.

Is he suffering a mental disability like Mr. Orr? I hope he has children that can take care of him.

Please Mr. Conservative, stop drinking alcohol and taking bad drugs. It's pitiful to destroy your life with such hatefulness.

Does your God want you to be so miserable?

April 4, 2014 at 11:34 a.m.
GaussianInteger said...

Fister, spewing his Republican talking points just like a good soldier.

April 4, 2014 at 11:35 a.m.
lkeithlu said...

You don't demonstrate anything here that indicates that you have read a book written by a "real" scientist, con.

April 4, 2014 at 11:35 a.m.
lkeithlu said...

Zab: world's volcanos-200 million tons. Fossil fuels- 26 billion tons. (2003 numbers)

Source USGS

April 4, 2014 at 11:43 a.m.
conservative said...

Your problem is an Atheist problem. Your are full of hate and you want to DEMONstrate it.

April 4, 2014 at 11:49 a.m.
lkeithlu said...

Your problem is an ignorance problem that has zero to do with religion.

April 4, 2014 at 11:52 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

Sad how most any toon on here morphs into the same old same old. Same old people saying the same old shiznit and changing no minds.

April 4, 2014 at 11:52 a.m.
Plato said...

The Koch Brothers and other big corporate polluters spend millions on propaganda, and purchasing politicians to convince gullible fools that anthropic global warming is a hoax created by the international climate science community to receive grant money. It's truly amazing the level of stupid we have in this country.:(

April 4, 2014 at 12:12 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

^^^and Soros does much the same for his causes, no?

April 4, 2014 at 12:14 p.m.

"man made global warming" is laughable. I literally laugh at it.

The Koch Brothers, the Koch Brothers, the Koch Brothers, the Koch Brother!! OOOOOOOOO scary! Two words that prove "man made global warming" is a joke, Al Gore.

You lefty control freaks are laughable. There're calls for "global warming" deniers to be put in prison. They're compared to Holocaust deniers. That's just as dumb as comparing the "gay" struggle for respect to the black struggle in this country. Get real.

April 4, 2014 at 12:28 p.m.
ibshame said...

"PlainTruth said... Sad how most any toon on here morphs into the same old same old. Same old people saying the same old shiznit and changing no minds"

Do you believe any of your comments change minds? Conman makes everything about his psuedo faith. Zab.aka Woodstock; Toes aka Peppermint Patty; Maximus aka phony; and several more all want to blame President Obama for everything bad that happens anywhere in the universe. You are their main cheerleader. So what exactly are you complaining about?

Don't worry though in just a few short weeks there will be plenty for Mr. Bennett to draw and plenty for all to make comments on and you can sit back and pop off all the one liners you can think of. Flying J. Haslam and Bob "Nissan" Corker are about to give Mr. Bennett another shot at the Pulitzer when the news reels began to flow around the upcoming investigations into the offer of over $300 million taxpayer dollars to keep the UAW out of VW.

Lt. Governor Ron "Obama supports Al Qaeda" Ramsey has said it's silly to think the Republican Controlled General Assembly is going to open an investigation into this matter. That's ok Mr. Ron "Obama supports Al Qaeda" Ramsey, you won't have to open one up. Bob "Nissan" Corker is a member of the United States Senate(Currently controlled by Democrats) and they can start an ethics investigation of his actions.

Yep, Mr. Bennett is going to have enough material out of this upcoming fiasco to at the very least get nominated for an 8th or 9th time for a Pulitzer. And definitely more than enough to keep the nutjobs climbing the walls. LOL

Of course, VW gets the last laugh in all of this. With just one announcement Corker, Haslam, Watson and all the rest of that bunch can be redeemed.

April 4, 2014 at 12:29 p.m.

You Dems on here continually attack the GOP as if the conservatives on this forum have any loyalty to the GOP. It's projection on your part. Just because you're slavishly loyal to the jackass party doesn't mean we are to the GOP. There used to be a marked difference between the two parties, not there's barely any.

"man made global warming" LOL LOL LOL

April 4, 2014 at 12:42 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

Wallyworld and LibDem are both right. I believe that most of the Republicans who claim to deny AGW actually know better but they are just standing their ground in denying it to suit their deep pocketed puppet masters in the polluting industries who fear governmental curbs on their activities. But I do believe that there are some of them, especially the teabagging fundamentalist Repubs, who really are too stupid to accept the science behind AGW, and they truly are buffoons.

However, the majority of real buffoons comes from the average conservative citizens, like the ones posting here, who are so ignorant and so tenacious in clinging to their ideology that they refuse to believe the experts in their field, the actual climate scientists, and cling instead to the lies and propaganda being spewed by the Repubs and the shills for the oil and related polluting industries. They further expose their buffoonery by not even admitting of some healthy skepticism on both sides of the debate but claiming without doubt or hesitation that man-made global warming is NOT happening, period.

As a layman I must admit that I myself do not KNOW without any doubts that AGW is for real but I choose to listen to the findings of those who are the most likely to know what they are talking about - the actual climate scientists. And 97% of them are of the consensus that the climate change we are experiencing is real, is predominantly man-made, has been happening for a long time, and is getting worse....and getting worse at an even faster rate than any of them had predicted. What's more, the evidence of it is manifesting itself before our very eyes on a daily basis. To deny what they are saying and to listen instead to Republican politicians, right-wing pundits on TV and the radio, and people who are obvious shills for the polluting industries qualifies them completely for the title of BUFFOON.

And how much more of a buffoon must one be to believe that EVERY climate scientist is involved in some massive liberal conspiracy, especially when the climate scientists in agreement with each other come from all over the globe, not just the U.S.? Come on, you teabaggers, neo-cons, and AGW deniers in general...to call you a buffoon is not just knee-jerk name calling - you have earned that title and you own it.

April 4, 2014 at 1:07 p.m.
GaussianInteger said...

"Just because you're slavishly loyal to the jackass party doesn't mean we are to the GOP. There used to be a marked difference between the two parties, not there's barely any."

You're just like any other so-called "conservative". There's no difference between the GOP and "conservatives". Blame Obama and the Democrats for every wrong in the US and call anyone that disagrees with the GOP a liberal. And then come election season, when the "conservative" loses to the more moderate candidate, they sure put down those "conservative" principles long enough to vote for the GOP candidate. And it's ironic how "conservatives" want absolutely nothing to do with conservationism. Drill, Baby, Drill, YEE HAW!!!

April 4, 2014 at 1:20 p.m.
GaussianInteger said...

Fister, Fleishman and Alexander need your vote and your donation. Show that GOP who's boss when you go cast your vote for those two clowns.

April 4, 2014 at 1:22 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Ibeshamed, how about you? You changing any minds? Toon boy needs some new material, bring it.

April 4, 2014 at 1:35 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

Zableed, we all know that you are not a die-hard Republican, that you are a "rugged individual" who marches to the beat of your own drum (hooray for you). And we all know that there are many libertarians, anarchists, and other assorted government-hating, Obama-hating "rugged individualists" on here, too, who do not blindly support the GOP. You have told us that umpteen hundred times already. We get that.

There are also many liberals who are not Obama worshipers or blind supporters of the Democratic Party. I am one such lib. Obama definitely has some liberal/populist leanings, for which I do support him, but he is too much the centrist and corporatist for my blood,, and to hear you RWNJs keep calling him an evil socialist or Marxist is laughable. You only expose how ignorant you really are of those terms.

It is true that both Dems and Repubs are guilty of playing dirty modern-day politics and being too influenced by the corrupting money of their deep-pocketed special interests, but there IS still a marked difference in the two parties. At least the Dems are not coming up with and supporting insane legislation to deny a woman's right to choose, to defund or shut down public education, to teach creationism in our schools, to deny AGW and pretend that it isn't happening, to oppose a fair and decent minimum wage for all workers, to stand in lock-step against poor people getting affordable and decent medical care, to create more austerity for the poor, the elderly, and the unemployed by reducing their benefits and creating more and more tax cuts and loopholes for the rich. I could go on and on.

As for your LOLs regarding man-made global warming...yes, we hear you laughing. It is the shrill laugh of a hyena. We get that.

April 4, 2014 at 1:44 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Roo, tell the truth. Your 3rd paragraph ^^. You're just kidding, right?

April 4, 2014 at 2:11 p.m.
Plato said...

PlainTruth said...

"^^^and Soros does much the same for his causes, no?"

No - one huge difference, Soros is not paying for the proliferation of lies for the financial gain for himself. In fact most of the Democrat high rollers like Soros and Warren Buffet are actually acting AGAINST their own financial interest.

April 4, 2014 at 2:20 p.m.
ibshame said...

"PlainTruth said... Ibeshamed, how about you? You changing any minds? Toon boy needs some new material, bring it"

No, never thought about changing any minds. Again, Don't worry in just a few short weeks Mr. Bennett is going to have PLENTY of new material courtesy of Flying J. Haslam, Bob 'Nissan' Corker, Bo 'Scopes Monkey Trial' Watson, Gerald 'We're large and in charge' McCormick and all the rest of the "money changers." LOL

April 4, 2014 at 2:23 p.m.

Rickaroo, thanks for your analysis, but I never claimed to be a "rugged individual", whatever the hell that means.

Guass, it's laughable when you Dems scold the GOP for not nominating a moderate candidate. You gotta be kidding. The last time the GOP nominated a conservative it was Reagan. Every other guy since has not been a conservative. GHWB, GWB, Dole, McCain, and Romney are not conservatives. Your party nominated a leftist loon, BO, who now morphed into some of the same things he criticized when he was running. Both parties just want to hold on to power, and centralize more power and more control over us. We are slowly but surely moving to a police state. There's more and more intrusion into our personal lives. You either admit that or not.

April 4, 2014 at 2:24 p.m.
conservative said...

alprova said...

Numbers 35:34 - "Defile not therefore the land which ye shall inhabit, wherein I dwell: for I the LORD dwell among the children of Israel."

April 4, 2014 at 10:46 a.m.

==============================

And your point is?

April 4, 2014 at 2:25 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Plato: 2:20. You poor naive thing.

April 4, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

PT, name one Democrat who is anti-choice, anti-public education, anti-minimum wage increase, anti-Social Security, anti-health-care-for-all, anti-gay rights, anti-unemployment insurance, anti-safety nets, anti-evolution, anti-AGW. Even if you could name one or a few, the vast majority of Democrats still take a strong populist stance while Republicans vote in lockstep AGAINST anything and everything that supports the average worker or the poor and FOR everything that favors the rich.

Even as I support the Democratic Party for the ways in which it is progressive, I believe that it is still corrupted by the special interests, but not nearly to the extent that Repubs are. And Plato makes a very good point when he says that rich Democrat supporters like Soros do not expend huge amounts of cash to support lies and propaganda. I hear people yelling to "throw all the bums out and start all over," but it has to start with real campaign finance reform. The recent ruling by the SCOTUS to allow unlimited private campaign contributions is a travesty and only takes us further down the road to oligarchy. We are pretty much an oligarchy already but this only ensures that we become even less a democracy and more of a plutocracy.

The right-wing boot lickers of big business and the rich are too stupid to see that rulings that favor the rich do not likewise favor them. As they are calling for more individual liberty, their liberty will only be curtailed by rulings like Citizens United and this latest ruling by the rightwing ass-kissers of the rich on the Supreme Court.

If you say you can't see that, you have got to be kidding, right?

April 4, 2014 at 2:42 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Roo, the talking points...memory or flash cards?

April 4, 2014 at 2:49 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

'Nuff said for today, PT. I have had my fill of the dank air and the hot gas that comes from the pie holes of you RWNJs, fundies, teabaggers, and arrogant "liberty loving" libertarian blowhards. I will leave it to you to fester in this moldy forum, repeating yourself endlessly, all day long, devoid of a life outside this musty chat room.

BTW, nice avatar. But is that an avatar or a self-portrait? That is pretty much how I've always envisioned you. Only more rotund.

April 4, 2014 at 3:07 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

^^^ really got me there, jr.

April 4, 2014 at 3:18 p.m.
conservative said...

God is in control, not man.

Man can't stop cold, man can't stop heat, man can't stop rain, man can't stop wind, man can't stop storms, man can't stop the ocean tides and man can't stop the sun and moon from shining!

April 4, 2014 at 4:05 p.m.
LibDem said...

I think 'conservative' has gone all Broadway musical on us.

April 4, 2014 at 4:16 p.m.

Mr. Conservative. Have you ever been a happy Christian? You seem so sad, lonely, and full of hate. Doesn't your Jesus tell you to love your neighbor as yourself? You must hate yourself so I don't see how your religion benefits you or anyone else.

April 4, 2014 at 4:31 p.m.
fairmon said...

Plato said...

It's truly amazing the level of stupid we have in this country.:(

You are so right. The most stupid are those who think they are not among the stupid and consider anyone disagreeing with them foolish.

Plato said....

No - one huge difference, Soros is not paying for the proliferation of lies for the financial gain for himself.

If you believe that you are a candidate to purchase that well known bridge. Soros almost destroyed Britain shorting the pound and making his fortune. He is now shorting as many or more stocks and currencies including the dollar than he owns. He owns Obama's assistant Valerie Jarrett and has more influence than Buffet. Do you have any idea how much money Buffet made in the stock market melt down in '08-'09? What is he doing not in his best interest? You are aware he has little regular taxable income and most of his investments are in trust and non-taxable bonds?

The Kock bro's get a lot more credit than they deserve since no one can name one piece of legislation they requested that was passed due to their influence or one politician they own. They are light weights.

The fact is both parties do what is best for their personal job security, that is their top priority. Fool's do listen to and fall for the spin they put on their actions. The latest was how great it is that people have the option of not working and pursuing other interest with the government provided incentives to not work.

April 4, 2014 at 4:53 p.m.
GaussianInteger said...

"The last time the GOP nominated a conservative it was Reagan."

Uh, Reagan was not a conservative. You're delusional to say otherwise.

April 4, 2014 at 5:21 p.m.
GaussianInteger said...

"Mr. Conservative. Have you ever been a happy Christian?"

Nope, he is the most miserable S.O.B. you have ever met. Especially when you catch him in a lie.

April 4, 2014 at 5:22 p.m.
conservative said...

There you go again.

No example, because there is no example, just slander.

April 4, 2014 at 6:01 p.m.

I think Mr. Conservative is just a really sad fellow, never had friends, lives in shame and regret, and uses his religion as an instrument of his pain and loneliness from a wasted life without love.

Why do many Christians act this way? The ones who shout the loudest about their God are usually the most miserable people whose only joy is in making others as unhappy as they are.

April 4, 2014 at 6:13 p.m.
inquiringmind said...

Zablee believes the earth is flat and the moon landing was filmed in Area 51. Some call it the panic of the lemmings.

April 4, 2014 at 6:20 p.m.
conservative said...

Attention: Mr. Anthony Provancher

Caught you again. You wrote this:

"Far be it for you to understand what a simple quotation of scripture means, being that you have stated that Biblical scripture you have personal disagreement with, exempts gentiles."

I have never had any "personal disagreement with" any Biblical Scripture!

That is a lie!

However, here is a small sample of your statements about the Bible:

"The Bible never has been the word of God and you will never make it so"

"The Bible is NOT the word of God. It is the word of mortal men, like yourself, who also believe they were empowered to speak for God"

The Bible is not the word of God. The Bible is the word of humans who claim to have interacted verbally with God"

April 4, 2014 at 6:21 p.m.
lkeithlu said...

Well,when con is out of his element, he reverts to harassing alprova. Big surprise.

April 4, 2014 at 7 p.m.

What is wrong with what Mr. Provanancher wrote? It's all true! The Bible is just men's thoughts about some god, that's all. Do people think some Bible is real fact?

Even my 7 year-old niece knows it's just stories like the Vendantas, not really written by some god.

Is that why Mr. Conservative is so upset? He thinks those stories are true?

Did he not go to school?

April 4, 2014 at 7:04 p.m.
lkeithlu said...

BTW, good of you zab for admitting you were wrong about the volcano emissions. I like that in a guy.

April 4, 2014 at 7:09 p.m.
GaussianInteger said...

"No example, because there is no example, just slander."

Dude, just last week (the regulars here all remember, except you of course) I asked you if the New Testament null and voided the 10 Commandments, you refused to answer. Still waiting on your answer if you believe Catholics are Christians. You lied about Ike in the other thread. etc.

April 4, 2014 at 8:39 p.m.
conservative said...

Ever since I posted 1 Corinthians 6:9 you have accused me of lying. You accused me of rewriting the Bible and I corrected you a few times.

I asked what was really troubling you and I also asked if you were a Homosexual.

Again no example of a lie.

What is really troubling you?

God's word is clear, no Homosexual will inherit the Kingdom of God.

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 NAS

April 4, 2014 at 9:09 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Awaiting a condemnation from the Left on the hosing of Brendan Eich.

April 4, 2014 at 9:10 p.m.

Mr. Conservative, are you a homosexual too? That explains your guilt at trying to be one thing while down deep you're just wanting to be a gay man.

Intelligent people understand that being gay is just the way a person is. For you to hide your homosexuality is causing you to lash out at others who just want to be what they are and using your god as an excuse to be hateful towards others.

Maybe if you admit that you are gay you will not need to be such an awful person towards others because you are so jealous of their lives.

April 4, 2014 at 9:30 p.m.
inquiringmind said...

conman does not know his Greek very well, he persists in distorting one of the more obscure Greek passages, the cause of many, many discussions.

allah is playing a game of sloppy logic. You may wish to challenge conman's ideas about homosexuality and what someone told him that Paul said and meant by his letter and suggest he is poorly informed; but also many people are intimidated or fear homosexuality not because they are closet gays but because it challenges long held moral positions and a sense of order they treasure. Don't fall in his trap.

April 4, 2014 at 9:46 p.m.
alprova said...

pt wrote: "Awaiting a condemnation from the Left on the hosing of Brendan Eich."

Why? He stepped down, didn't he? The man wasn't fired, was he?

He did offer his opinion as a public figure, and the backlash was entirely his own fault, wasn't it?

It's not kewl to be anti-gay as a public figure these days.

It's gonna get worse before it gets better too.

Homosexuals are in; people with their asses on their shoulders are out!!

Oh...I'm sorry, was that not enough condemnation for you?

April 4, 2014 at 10 p.m.

Mr. Inquiringmind, I apologize if I misunderstood as I do not know Mr. Conservative at all. I do know that past examples from history show that many who claimed in public to be against gay people were in fact gay themselves, particularly when Christianity is their belief.

I also understand the fear that people have of anyone or anything different from themselves. When I've been asked if I believe in "God" most of the time they are really wanting to know if I believe in their god. So even many Christians fear other Christians because they do not believe just like they do, not to mention having different skin color, or talk with accent.

If you have different beliefs, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, or anything other than what they believe, they ready to send you to hell. Being a good man or woman is not enough. Being honest, a good son, good husband, good father, is not enough. They want you to be just like them.

Not all Christians are like that, but it seems that Tennessee has many who are. I met some Methodist who were very nice and I enjoyed talking with them. Others like some baptists were afraid of getting close to me as the devil would pop out of me onto them but still a very sad way to live in fear.

I don't think it matters much to any god or gods as long as you try to be good to your family and neighbors. That's all that matters anyway.

April 4, 2014 at 10:14 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Alpo, you are a blind fool. The man was forced out. To pretend he wasn't is folly. I don't think he did offer an opinion; only a small donation to those opposing the proposal. It's a sad day in this country when a guy loses his standing for making a political donation. And btw, fat alpy, I think your president shared Eich's belief at the time. Do you homework, Lie-King.

April 4, 2014 at 10:44 p.m.
alprova said...

pt wrote: "Alpo, you are a blind fool."

Aw...you hurt my feelings...

"The man was forced out."

Not according to everything I've read. He resigned.

"To pretend he wasn't is folly."

You'd think he was your boyfriend the way you're carrying on about it.

"I don't think he did offer an opinion; only a small donation to those opposing the proposal."

Hey...that's a hot button issue in California. He pushed the wrong button.

"It's a sad day in this country when a guy loses his standing for making a political donation."

Political donations are public information, you know, like bankruptcies.

"And btw, fat alpy, I think your president shared Eich's belief at the time."

Yeah he did, but he changed his mind, didn't he?

"Do you homework, Lie-King."

Pay your bills, deadbeat!!

April 4, 2014 at 11:12 p.m.
inquiringmind said...

It's a hard rain that is going to fall...Bob Dylan

April 4, 2014 at 11:24 p.m.
Plato said...

PlainTruth said...

"Plato: 2:20. You poor naive thing."

Naive? Democratic policies include higher tax rates on the super-wealthy, including overturning the "carried interest" rule on Hedgefunds which would cost Soros millions of dollars; pro union policies and support of a minimum wage which would pressure payroll costs, and stronger environmental regulations which effect operating costs on the businesses that these men own.

OTOH Republcian policies of lower taxes on the super-wealthy and corporations, anti-union policies and lax environmental policy would bolster their bottom line.

The difference here is some wealthy donors have a social conscience and support policies that they think benefit the country in general, even if they are detrimental to their own personal net worth, while others care only about the bottom line, and to hell with everything and everybody else.

April 4, 2014 at 11:46 p.m.
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