The Watering Hole; Friday March 11 2016; Manifest Destiny (?)

Sometimes, the week’s silliness ascends to a new and ever-higher pinnacle, most especially when Republicans, evangelical nuts, and right-wing radio talk jocks all manage to (inadvertently, mostly) meet up with what appears to be some sort of a prescribed Manifest Destiny (?) — for crazies.

Whew. That took some doing to summarize the biggest pile of crazy I’ve seen in I dunno how long . . . a week at least!

Michael Savage: Media Covering Up Obama’s Murder Of Antonin Scalia

Louie Gohmert: Obama’s ‘Hate Crimes’ Against Christians Invite God’s Judgment

Tony Perkins: Leave Your Church If Your Pastor Likes Obama

Rick Joyner: Donald Trump Acts Just Like Jesus And His Disciples

Rick Joyner Mathematically ‘Proves’ We’re In The End Times

On that last one, it seems to me that Joyner doesn’t quite have the math right. He’s close, of course, but when he says 6000 years, then adds that “There’s one period in Judges that’s a little ambiguous so you have to give-or-take 100 years,” well, he’s wrong on that. So in the spirit of whatever, I thought I’d help him out, help him get the math right for once by referring to the man who definitely got it straight, Bertrand Russell.

“The date of the creation of the world (according to the orthodox view) can be inferred from the genealogies in Genesis, which tell how old each patriarch was when his oldest son was born. Some margin of controversy was permissible, owing to certain ambiguities and to differences between the Septuagint and the Hebrew text; but in the end Protestant Christendom generally accepted the date 4004 B.C., fixed by Archbishop Usher. Dr. Lightfoot, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, who accepted this date for the Creation, thought that a careful study of Genesis made even greater precision possible; the creation of man, according to him, took place at 9.00 A.M. on October 23rd. This, however, has never been an article of faith; you might believe, without risk of heresy, that Adam and Eve came into existence on October 16th or October 30th, provided your reasons were derived from Genesis. The day of the week was, of course, known to have been Friday, since God rested on the Saturday.” ~Bertrand Russell

Personally, I like the October 23rd, 4004 (B.C.) date because that would mean that I was born EXACTLY one day before  the 5946th anniversary of Adam and Eve’s creation! You gotta admit that is one hell of an impressive stat, right? Right!!

Anyway, since now we have to add 73.4 more years to that 5946 number, it means that as of today it’s been 6019.4 years since the creation. We are, clearly, getting really close to the end times, which will surely begin most any day now. But I knew that; it’s a bitch to get old. Just ask mother earth. Or me.🙄

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25 thoughts on “The Watering Hole; Friday March 11 2016; Manifest Destiny (?)

  1. Over the years I spent many a Sunday morning singing with various church choirs and heard many stories from many preachers but there is one “story” I have remembered ever since I heard it when I was about 17 years old. The story was an explanation of eternity and I suppose I agree with it since I’ve never forgotten it:

    To understand eternity begin by envisioning a block of granite 1 mile square and 1 mile high. Now envision a tiny sparrow landing on a corner of that block and pecking it’s bill on it for a few seconds and then flying away. Now, can you envision the number of years it would take to wear away that block of granite if a tiny sparrow came to sharpen it’s beak but once a year? If you can get your mind around that period of time – that is but one second of eternity!

    • That’s a good definition.
      Here’s mine: Eternity is trying to fathom anything lipless Ted Cruz is saying.

  2. As in the ‘KKK is a progressive movement’ BS of earlier in the week – to the Christian-idiots and end-timers who call ‘time’ on us every few years or – it’s not that your calculations are off – it’s that you are a willfully ignorant person – and willful ignorance is either a mark of a stupid or deceitful person.

  3. Frugal, I was going to comment that your post is a little early for April fools day but, those ass monkeys are that way all year long so what difference is it to them?

    • Near as I can tell, EVERY day is April Fools Day for those guys, even though they’re to dense to comprende exactly how stupid they sound, and ARE!

  4. Hope this catches on sooner than later:

    Ted Cruz Is 100% Ineligible To Run For The U.S. Presidency

    1. Raphael & Eleanor Cruz emigrated to Canada sometime in the 1960s and in 1968 Mr. Cruz became a naturalized Canadian Citizen. It appears that Eleanor by virtue of her marriage also attained Citizenship one year later and Raphael Eduardo (Ted) Cruz was born December 22, 1970. We have never seen their Marriage License so I am unsure of their actual date of marriage as both were in process of getting divorced.
    2. Until the 1977 changes to Canadian Immigration Law, NO dual citizenship was permitted which means Mrs. Cruz relinquished her US Citizenship and Ted was born to 2 Canadian parents.
    3. If she wanted to be sure Ted was American she needed to file a Consular Record of Birth Abroad (CRBA). We have never seen such a document.
    4. Upon their return to the U.S. around 1974-1975 I assume Eleanor renounced her Canadian citizenship, reclaimed her U.S. and had Ted naturalized. Again, no documents have ever been released.

  5. Not sure this is proof of stupid, or buy-off, or both, but in any case it eliminates Rubio, totally and completely, from any and all consideration for any elective position anywhere on earth, forevermore. Period.

    Rubio Rejects Plea From Republican Mayor Of Miami To Accept Scientific Consensus On Climate Change

    During the Republican debate in his home state, Rubio did not fail to dismiss the scientific consensus on climate change.

    “Sure the climate is changing, and one of the reason the climate is changing is because the climate has always been changing,” Rubio told CNN’s Jake Tapper. The longer response was classic Rubio. After dismissing the science out of hand, he went on to say that acting on climate change will ruin the U.S. economy. And then, in any case, there is no law that can be passed that would have any effect on climate change, he said.

    “The United States is not a planet. It is a country,” he said

    • This by itself disqualifies Rubio and Cruz from the presidency out of hand…. Trump…. talking about his todger in a presidential debate did that… if not the dozens of other utterances before, even back before ‘Birther/Muslim’

  6. Keith Emerson, founding member and keyboardist of Emerson, Lake and Palmer, dead at 71.

    • Just think, if the TPP had already passed, this ‘foreign mining firm’ would already be suing for lost profits!

      • I’d be surprised if they’re not already ‘working’ with AZ’s GOP contingent to find the means to do just that. It’s only a bunch of damn Injuns, after all, that caused the problem. Plus there’s a hell of a lot of copper under them trees, and that’s real money!

        Obama done right.

  7. If you look for the Music Post, it’s posted on ‘Friday Match 11, 2016’, and since it’s not sticky, it’s third post down on the home page.

    • Well, now they’ve found it, but haven’t yet figured out that a ‘music post’ means…POST BLOODY MUSIC! 😆

  8. WOW!! Il Duce rally in Chicago turns into a slugfest amongst trumpites and protesters.

    • This is backlash for that cowardly gooner that hit the black guy as he was being escorted out of the rally the other day. This time they showed up in large enough numbers to defend each other.

  9. TrumpDuck supporter who assaulted a protester being led out of the auditorium
    “We don’t know if he’s ISIS. We don’t know who he is, but we know he’s not acting like an American and cussing me . . . and sticking his face in my head,” McGraw said, according to a video of the interview. “He deserved it. The next time we see him, we might have to kill him. We don’t know who he is. He might be with a terrorist organization.”

    Sow it, reap it. Fascists.

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