“The question at hand was “Would Jesus cut food stamps for the poor?” Answering with Thessalonians 3:10, and Ephesians 2:8-9 is disingenuous; the quotes aren't from Jesus, their from Paul. Nowhere in the Four Gospels will you find Jesus expressing similar sentiments.”
andnojusticeforanyone on May 17, 2013 at 22:21:08
“Jesus fed the five thousand, I would think that speaks to his view on feeding the poor, don't you skippy??”
DownWithTyrants on May 17, 2013 at 22:19:42
“Christianity teaches that it is up to the individual to care for others, whereas, Obama and liberalism demand forced equality enacted by the government.
Also, while it is the Christian's obligation to look after the widows and the poor, Paul specifically told the Thessalonians in his 2nd letter to them, that if a healthy able bodied brother will not work he will not eat. (2 Thessalonians 3:10)
Liberalism on the other hand, not only promotes, but demands that those who work will feed those who are lazy and will not work. This is not what Christ taught. Jesus did not have the Good Samaritan in Luke's Gospel tell the injured man in the road to seek a government social worker. The Good Samaritan gave of what was his own willingly, not under the duress of the state. (Luke 10:25-37)”
Apr 29, 2013 at 21:20:20
“In my aimless youth in San Francisco during the 1970s, I had a friend named Ed. Though only around five-five, he was very strong and nimble, and could climb just about anything, be it trees or cliff faces. He built a series of four tree platforms in locations strung out from Mountain Lake Park and Park Presidio in the Inner Richmond all the way out to Lincoln Park and Lands End in the Outer Richmond. We used to climb up to one of his platforms, smoke dope and enjoy the views. For me, getting down the tree was always a bit dicey afterwards.
Ed was part of a group of Washington High stoners (MMF!) who built a driftwood beach house at China Beach, below Sea Cliff, in 1971. It was two stories high, consisting of a “great room” and a sided sun deck/roof platform. They used trees and phone poles as the uprights, sided it with boards, and built a hearth of beach stones atop which was an old metal gas heater (it was missing the innards) used as a stove, that was vented to the outside. The place lasted only a one brief summer; parties unknown torched it.”
“I'm too lazy to read through this thread and see if anyone cited the James Fallows article at the Atlantic that points out that the North Korean targeting map seen in the photo was based on a "flat earth" trajectory.”
““600 years” and the name “Yongle” place this coin in the Ming Dynasty. During Emperor Yongle’s rule, Admiral Zheng He’s expeditions took place. Zheng He's expeditions were China's only major seagoing explorations of the world, and were discontinued by the next Ming ruler due to the cost of building the massive trade junks capable of extended sea voyages, described by some maritime historians as the largest sail-powered wooden boats in human history.
Seven expeditions were launched between 1405 and 1433, reaching major trade centers of Asia as far as Tenavarai (aka Dondra Heads, a cape on the extreme southern tip of Sri Lanka,) Hormuz and Aden, and the northeastern Africa city of Malindi, a town on Malindi Bay at the mouth of the Galana River, situated on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya. The island where the coin was located, Manda Island, is located north of Malindi along the same coast.
This “just the name of the sandwich” excuse reminds me of the old Bonzo Dog Band classic penned by Roger Ruskin Spear, “Shirt.” “Shirt” begins with a couple of comic sketches. The second one goes like this…
Customer: Good morning. Could I have this shirt cleaned "express," please?
Counterman: Yes, that'll be three weeks, dearie.
Customer: Three weeks? But the sign outside says “59-Minute Cleaners!”
Counterman: Yes, that's just the name of the shop, luv. We take three weeks to do a shirt.
Customer: Just the name of the shop!?
Counterman: Yes, that's if there's an "R" in the month, otherwise it's four weeks. Your name does begin with a "P," doesn't it?
Customer: Well, no, actually, of course it's uh....
Counterman: Well that'll be five weeks, then.
Customer: Five weeks? Blimey!”
This couldn’t have worked out better for FOX. With the alleged razing of the Americans for Prosperity Tent and the assault on Steven Crowder, both conveniently caught by FOX News cameras, Michigan Republicans have gotten their Reichstag Fire and Horst Wessel in one fell swoop.
“As they did with the second debate, the Drudge/FOX News complex is again desperately trying shift the attention away from substance to surface gloss, so it’s all "Romney won the debate because he looked and sounded presidential.”
So I guess we can we expect Mitt Romney to run a variation on that old Vick’s Formula 44 TV ad featuring actor Peter Bergman, who played Dr. Cliff Warner on the old soap opera All My Children; “I’m not president, but I play one on TV.””
EnkiArcheology on Oct 23, 2012 at 11:30:31
“The Prez did not look presidential with the snark.”
“The Chick-fil-A Boycott is an obvious Liberal Plot designed to trick Real Americans into gorging on deep-fried Franken-chicken in a show of patriotism, which will in turn unleash a tsunami of massive coronaries across the South just prior to the November Election, reducing the White Vote through attrition.”
The Colonel on Jul 30, 2012 at 22:27:22
“Don't give Glenn Beck ideas.”
cabrobst on Jul 30, 2012 at 18:18:09
“You made me laugh out loud.”
sinnerG7 on Jul 30, 2012 at 18:17:38
“Real Americans? Real Americans go to Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles you wouldn't know a "Real' American if you saw one”
“And after it’s pointed out to Romney that the Feds do indeed pay for teachers, firefighters and cops, three guesses what additional programs he’ll propose cutting from the Federal budget during stump speeches?”
tssent on Jun 12, 2012 at 21:47:17
“I'll bet even without naming them they have zero impact on anyone wealthy or powerful. =)”
“I would not be at all surprised if the Five Angry Men, who in April of this year ruled that police can perform full strip and cavity searches of persons for any reason (the case involved a man wrongfully detained for a fine it turned out he’d paid,) will rule in favor of allowing police to tase persons for any reason as well.
So much for the Fourth and Eighth Amendments, eh Originalists?
“Now, be gentle with him. Drinking friend of mine told me this story about his time in the Navy down in San Diego.
He was stationed on a Navel base shared with the Marine Corps. The Marines made it a point to get up an hour earlier than the Navy personnel to do their drill, which was punctuated every few moment by the entire Marine contingent bellowing “Marine Corps!” at the top of their lungs while the sailors were still trying to sleep.
The general consensus among the Navy personnel was that the average Marine was so stupid, their officers had to wake them up early every morning and remind them where they were.
So if Mr. MotivatedBootUSMC0311 parrots Hannity talking points, please bear in mind he is abused by his superiors daily, and has to take it out on someone.”
“Another contributor to the classic old book smell is shag cut tobacco. In a few old books I’ve purchased over the years, you could smell tobacco when you opened them, indicating a former owner was a heavy smoker, and little brownish-orange tobacco flakes would fall out into your lap while you was reading, leaving similar colored little stains on the pages. Matter of fact, 1935 Tudor publisher’s edition of Smollett’s “The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle” ($12, used, Zephyr Books, Reno) has dropped a few of these telltale bits while I’ve been making my way through it.”
“Last I’d read, as of late March, CATO had forestalled the Koch’s hostile take over by countering their attempt to load the governing board with cronies by electing some of their own, giving them for the nonce a 13 – 7 majority.
I think what’s significant here is that the Koch Brothers didn’t just take their money and go home; they’re still listed on the CATO website as being on the board. Also interesting is how CATO, till now a Republican Front Group that provided “independent” intellectual cover for Republican talking points when the Heritage Foundation imprint would have been suspect, is suddenly being portrayed as this plucky little libertarian organization being threatened by these big bad capitalists.”
JNarragansett on Apr 12, 2012 at 14:45:57
“The only way one could only think that Cato is a Republican front is if they never bothered to read what they wrote during the Bush administration.”