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I’M SO ASHAMED

Filed on September 30, 2008 at 5:22 pm under by dcobranchi

I saw a reference to this lame-o Chuck Norris speech on “Black Belt Patriotism” the other day. Little did I realize that it was at my alma mater. Ugh.

VOTERS?

Filed on at 4:50 pm under by dcobranchi

Like they matter? Rules don’t apply to Bloomberg. I guess he really is a Republican.

FEAR MONGERING

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I don’t know about race riots, but if the Republicans steal yet another election, I’ll take to the streets myself.

STRANGE BEDFELLOWS

Filed on September 29, 2008 at 4:35 am under by dcobranchi

Discrimination against homeschoolers is a partial cause for the Wall St. meltdown?

(LEAD) TRIAL BALLOON

Filed on September 28, 2008 at 1:10 pm under by dcobranchi

If this report is accurate can we all agree that the McCain campaign has now gone beyond farce into something that even Rod Serling would have had a time recognizing?

IT’S TOO BAD, REALLY…

Filed on at 6:21 am under by dcobranchi

that after November 4th, we won’t have Sarah Palin to kick around anymore.

The really sad bit, though, is that a large portion of that segment are direct quotes from the real Palin interview.

A REALLY BAD DAY

Filed on at 4:49 am under by dcobranchi

Pretty funny. Needs a pic, though.

AN OFFER THEY COULDN’T REFUSE

Filed on at 4:40 am under by dcobranchi

Is it possible that a McCain-Palin administration would be even more corrupt that the kleptomaniacal Bush administration? Sadly, yes.

LOCAL LUNACY

Filed on September 27, 2008 at 12:49 pm under by dcobranchi

Wilmington is right in my backyard. Literally. I can see the Wilmington Hwy from where I’m sitting right now. Apparently the county is populated with morons:

The Brunswick County school board is looking for a way for creationism to be taught in the classroom side by side with evolution.

“It’s really a disgrace for the state school board to impose evolution on our students without teaching creationism,” county school board member Jimmy Hobbs said at Tuesday’s meeting. “The law says we can’t have Bibles in schools, but we can have evolution, of the atheists.”

When asked by a reporter, his fellow board members all said they were in favor of creationism being taught in the classroom.

[snip]

Board attorney Joseph Causey said it might be possible for the board to add creationism to the curriculum if it doesn’t replace the teaching of evolution.

Schools’ Superintendent Katie McGee said her staff would do research.

Babson said the board must look at the law to see what it says about teaching creationism, but that “if we can do it, I think we ought to do it.”

If the idiots on the school board do this, the ACLU will eat their lunch and the folks in Brunswick County will be paying big bucks for the privilege.

VOTE EARLY AND VOTE OFTEN

Filed on September 26, 2008 at 2:17 pm under by dcobranchi

Really early.

Wonder of wonders, John McCain’s ahead 79% to 10%.

BRUTAL!

Filed on September 24, 2008 at 5:13 pm under by dcobranchi

And LOL funny.

PLAIN BROWN WRAPPER

Filed on at 5:12 pm under by dcobranchi

This is too funny.

The latest issue of Gospel Today has been removed from the shelves of LifeWay Christian Stores.

This month’s cover story of Gospel Today features five female senior pastors.

LifeWay Christian Resources is an entity of the Southern Baptist Convention. According to the denomination’s statement of faith, the Baptist Faith and Message, the role of a pastor is reserved for men.

God forbid (pun intended) that Southern Baptists should see women who are (ZOMG!) preachers.

As an aside, I have a new favorite website. Onenewsnow.com is daily chock full of religious lunacy.

VOTE DEMOCRATIC AND MAKE A MORON AN ORDAINED MINISTER CRY

Filed on September 23, 2008 at 6:35 pm under by dcobranchi

Dear Friend,

The upcoming election is the most critical in the history of our nation. The very future of our nation’s foundation is at stake. If the liberals win, then our foundation will no longer be based on the traditional Judeo-Christian morality. It will gradually but assuredly be based on an ever shifting, ever moving foundation.

In case you may think I’m a “the sky is falling” type of person, you should know: I am a graduate of Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, and Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. I am an ordained United Methodist minister and have been for 44 years. I founded AFA more than 30 years ago and see the upcoming election as the most critical ever. Yes, if the liberals win you will lose some of your religious freedom and free speech rights. You will not be allowed to say certain things about a particular group. Homosexual marriage will be approved. The agenda of the Obama campaign will negatively affect nearly every aspect of our daily lives.

I cannot overemphasize the importance the of the Nov. 4 election. I urge you will get behind Sen. Dole. We need her in the Senate. Please contact her headquarters and offer to help.

Her home page is www.elizabethdole.org. Her office number is 704-633-0014. Her e-mail address is info@elizabethdole.org. Her mailing address is P.O. Box 2629, Salisbury, NC 28145.

Please do all you can to help Sen. Dole. Your support for her is critical.

Sincerely,

Donald E. Wildmon

And, to make him cry just a little bit harder, throw some money to your local Dems. I just threw $25 to Liddy Dole’s opponent, Kay Hagan. Thanks for the reminder, Don.

PEACE! GOOD GOD! WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?

Filed on September 22, 2008 at 7:50 pm under by dcobranchi

Absolutely nothing!

SICK THINGS

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I got into an argument with two very low-information (maybe) voters last night. It started with the typical right-wing smear about Obama being a Muslim who wants to turn the USA into a Muslim nation. I attempted to whack that particular mole down, but then another popped up that I just couldn’t even respond to.

One of the women’s husband is military. She told me that she doesn’t really like the war but didn’t want it to end yet because he makes more money when he’s deployed and she wanted to catch up on their bills.

COMING OUT PARTY

Filed on at 4:50 pm under by dcobranchi

I, and many of my friends and acquaintances, are apparently gay:

“I think the Democratic Party has sold its soul to the radical homosexual lobby,” he states bluntly. “And I think any Democrat who has a sense of pro-family values and a true faith should take issue with what has happened to this party.”

The Democrats, says LaBarbera, “are now fully in bed with the homosexual activist lobby.”

Aside to Doc and Sam– Do I get a secret decoder ring?

DON’T FORGET

Filed on at 10:31 am under by dcobranchi

to call your Rep. That is, unless you want to give the Wizards of Wall Street a trillion dollars of our money.

I just spoke to my congressman’s local office. The women answering the phone said that, even though she wasn’t supposed to officially agree with me, she did. :-)

QOTD

Filed on September 21, 2008 at 12:08 pm under by dcobranchi

“Fuck that.” — Anonymous Democratic lawmaker

And may I add a hearty “Fuck yeah!”

JUST SAY NO

Filed on at 9:46 am under by dcobranchi

I’ve been reading lots of economists’ takes on the proposed bailout. To a man they don’t like it. Even ignoring the moral hazard, there’s no guarantee that throwing almost $1 trillion dollars at this will work. And giving Wall Street a blank check is certainly not the only way to approach the problem. Call your Rep. on Monday and ask them to go back to the drawing board and come back with a serious proposal.

DQ’ED

Filed on September 20, 2008 at 6:29 pm under by dcobranchi

Sarah the Lipsticked Pig Terrier is a YEC. Why am I not surprised?

GIVING THANKS

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The world will not end until after Thanksgiving Day. The downside, though, is that now I’ll have to at least think about Christmas shopping.

NEW VENUE

Filed on at 2:29 am under by dcobranchi

Same story.

I have a post up on the Fayetteville Observer blog that might seem like old times for y’all.

GAME, SET, & MATCH

Filed on at 2:13 am under by dcobranchi

John McCain wants to do for your health insurance what he’s done for the financial industry:

Opening up the health insurance market to more vigorous nationwide competition, as we have done over the last decade in banking, would provide more choices of innovative products less burdened by the worst excesses of state-based regulation.

Yes, that deregulation of the banks has worked out quite well.

PLEEEEZE, TAKE HER OUT

Filed on September 19, 2008 at 4:32 pm under by dcobranchi

HSLDA lap dog (no, that is not a sexist comment) Marilyn Musgrave is trailing her opponent by 9.

AND ANOTHER ONE JUST FOR ROB

Filed on at 2:29 pm under by dcobranchi

Destroy Palin and we destroy McCain.

I love it when a plan comes together.

LET THEM EAT CAKE

Filed on at 6:45 am under by dcobranchi

Pandagon has a pretty good takedown of some anti-gay marriage “assholery.”

And, BTW, the latest polls out of CA have the anti-gay marriage amendment trailing badly.

RULE OF LAW

Filed on at 5:41 am under by dcobranchi

Wasn’t that a Republican catch-phrase a few years ago?

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (CNN) — Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s husband won’t comply with a subpoena issued by state lawmakers investigating her firing of Alaska’s public safety commissioner, the McCain-Palin campaign said Thursday.

Gee. A Republican breaks the law and stonewalls an investigation. Who could have foreseen?

I believe the modern GOP needs to be shrunk down to the size where we can drown it in a bathtub. Fuck it! Skip the shrinking part.

UPDATE: Glenn Greenwald has much more.

Perhaps we just ought to indict the entire Republican Party and every member under RICO. I don’t believe there is any doubt that in its current incarnation, it is an ongoing criminal enterprise.

LOTD

Filed on at 5:31 am under by dcobranchi

This one’s a hoot! For the record, I’m active in the local Democratic Party and know Roberta well. She was much more diplomatic than I would have been.

FairTax will take care of all Americans

Why is the Democratic Party so adamant against helping the people of America?

I called Roberta Waddle, the Democratic Party president for Cumberland County, for permission to hand out FairTax flyers at the party’s Hay Street office. Mrs. Waddle informed me that the FairTax was not on the DNC platform. I informed her I am an Independent and the FairTax is a nonpartisan proposal that replaces all federal income and payroll taxes with a progressive tax on consumption (national retail sales tax). It includes cash “prebate” that ensures no American pays federal taxes on spending for essential goods and services up to the poverty level.

Every American can keep the entire paycheck, all federal income taxes — gone! IRS and 16th Amendment — gone! The FairTax plan completely untaxes low-income families. Untaxes tuition. Existing and future savings and investments are all tax-free as the return on that savings. Positive impact on retirees. No federal taxes or compliance costs hidden in consumer prices. Raises the same amount of revenue as the current system with much lower marginal rates. Promotes economic growth and substantial wage increases for working Americans and stops the export of American jobs overseas.

With the FairTax Plan, Warren Buffet and Bill Gates, who currently do not pay income taxes, will help pay our taxes, as will the underground economy, illegal immigrants and tourists. Also, Social Security and Medicare will be secure for future generations.

Now that’s taking care of all American citizens, especially the low-income.

Scott Manning
Stedman

Go hand them out at GOP HQ. It is, after all, a Republican proposal.

ONE FOR ROB

Filed on September 18, 2008 at 9:26 pm under by dcobranchi

This is your GOP VP nominee on drugs:

“Oil and coal? Of course, it’s a fungible commodity and they don’t flag, you know, the molecules, where it’s going and where it’s not. But in the sense of the Congress today, they know that there are very, very hungry domestic markets that need that oil first. So, I believe that what Congress is going to do, also, is not to allow the export bans to such a degree that it’s Americans that get stuck to holding the bag without the energy source that is produced here, pumped here. It’s got to flow into our domestic markets first.”
— Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin

STILL LYING

Filed on at 8:47 pm under by dcobranchi

I just saw a Palin-McCain ad that still claims she stopped the “Bridge to Nowhere.” That particular lie has been so thoroughly debunked that the sheer chutzpah in continuing to make the claim is almost impressive.

INSANITY

Filed on at 6:52 pm under by dcobranchi

My port went from -5% to +7% today. And that’s exclusively mutual funds.

AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ…

Filed on at 9:47 am under by dcobranchi

and then Spain?

LOTD

Filed on at 2:55 am under by dcobranchi

Haven’t done a “Life in Fayetteville” in a long while. Sorry if you’ve felt deprived.

Becoming secular has led to U.S.’s downfall

I read the Sept. 6 letter “Voters will get what they deserve” by Russell Lewis. Well, I have listened to promises of politicians now for 60 years, and they all sound like a broken record, mostly lies. There are changes coming, but all are bad for the working man.

What jobs are they going to create? God, at present, has removed his protection from the working man, because the working class have turned their backs on God and have become secular.

The Roman Empire was secular; it fell. Lewis is correct: God decides who will rule and who will not, to serve his purpose for America.

America today is following Galatians 5:19 (KJV): “Works of the flesh.” A Christian follows “fruits of the Spirit,” Galatians 5:22 (KJV).

Church leaders are blind trying to lead the blind. If Christ came today and spoke in any church that calls itself Christian and the people didn’t know, they would throw him out because he would teach the Bible for what it really says and not what Christians would like to think it says. I am not “holier than thou,” judging myself from “fruits of the Spirit,” I am in trouble myself.

The United States will fall like the Roman Empire because we are on the same course. We have thrown God and the Bible in the trash, and by doing so brought on our own destruction. No man can save us.

Jerry Lewis
Harrells

NOT WHAT McCAIN WILL WANT TO HEAR

Filed on September 17, 2008 at 7:21 pm under by dcobranchi

McCain sycophant Larry Kudlow just called for the RTC to be reinstated to deal with the financial crisis. I expect Larry will be disappeared like Carly Fiorina.

ONE MORE REASON TO HOMESCHOOL IN NC

Filed on at 3:17 am under by dcobranchi

I just learned of this new graduation requirement in NC g-schools. The “NC Graduation Project” sounds like an educratic version of child-led learning.

And for the laugh of the day, check out the rubrics.

BACK IN BUSINESS

Filed on September 16, 2008 at 11:21 am under by dcobranchi

My friends at MoveOn.org.

TRAGEDY & FARCE

Filed on at 6:47 am under by dcobranchi

Another member of McCain’s base defects.

VOCABULARY LESSON

Filed on September 14, 2008 at 2:15 pm under by dcobranchi

There is a word for this in English. It’s called “lying.”

“McCain has similarly gone one step too far, attributing to Obama things that are, you know, beyond the 100% truth test.” –Karl Rove

When you’ve lost Karl Rove, you’ve really hit bottom. And you’ve gotta love the Obama campaign’s response:

“In case anyone was still wondering whether John McCain is running the sleaziest, most dishonest campaign in history, today Karl Rove — the man who held the previous record — said McCain’s ads have gone too far.”

[via The Washington Monthly]

PAGING SARAH PALIN

Filed on at 12:35 pm under by dcobranchi

You might want to introduce your running mate to Mark 8:36.

WOW!

Filed on at 10:02 am under by dcobranchi

“CBS Sunday Morning” just had a long piece on home ed. Couldn’t have asked for a more “pro” presentation. Even the obligatory “S” word discussion was derisively dismissed.

If you’re in a later time zone or can find it online, it’d definitely be worth a watch.

UPDATE: Here it is.

COULD SHE BE ANY LESS READY FOR PRIME TIME?

Filed on September 13, 2008 at 7:37 pm under by dcobranchi

She should not be allowed anywhere near Washington. Not even as a tourist.

ONE FOR DELANEY

Filed on at 6:42 pm under by dcobranchi

Handmade custom saddles. And the artisan is a former HEK. :-)

‘SHROOMS

Filed on at 8:56 am under by dcobranchi

We have a variety of mushrooms that pop up in the yard after every decent rain. These guys are courtesy of T.S. Hanna. I have no idea what they are.

CLUELESS

Filed on September 12, 2008 at 6:53 pm under by dcobranchi

“It’s easy for me to go to Washington and, frankly, be somewhat divorced from the day-to-day challenges people have.” – John McCain, 9/11/08

ONE FOR SPUNKY

Filed on at 7:07 am under by dcobranchi

Can she successfully spin forcing rape victims to pay for their rape kits? Enquiring minds want to know.

And, of course, Wasilla under Palin’s so-called leadership was the only town crass enough to do this.

WE’RE NOT WORTHY

Filed on September 10, 2008 at 7:03 pm under by dcobranchi

Where would we be without HSLDA watching out for us?

[A]s a generation of home schoolers comes of age and pursues higher education in the nation’s colleges and universities, many home school graduates are facing difficulties gaining entrance.

“Some colleges still give home schoolers trouble,” notes Klicka. “They tell the home-school child that he needs to go back and take a GED, which is normally used for dropouts and…carries the stigma of [the one earning the GED] being a dropout.”

But Klicka — who has spent the better part of the last decade working with college admissions counselors to eliminate GED requirements — says the battle is being won as his legal group works to convince colleges that the home-school diploma is sufficient.

PLEASE READ…

Filed on at 1:45 pm under by dcobranchi

this.

Yeah, it’s politics. But I can’t think of anything more important going on right now and Obama is 100% absolutely correct. The Republican Party, every single member, ought to be deeply ashamed at the campaign their candidate is running. They don’t deserve the presidency. They don’t deserve to be elected hall monitor at the local elementary school.

If any party ought to be consigned to the ash heap of history, it’s the modern day GOP.

THE END IS NEAR

Filed on at 5:26 am under by dcobranchi

The scientists at CERN fired up the LHC today. Wackos all over the country are hiding under their beds waiting for the tiny black holes to suck up the rest of the universe.

Skeptics, who claim that the experiment could lead to the creation of a black hole capable of swallowing the planet, failed in a legal bid to halt the project at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research.

I, for one, welcome our new mini black hole overlords.

LIES AND THE LYING LIARS

Filed on September 9, 2008 at 1:29 pm under by dcobranchi

Princess Palin edition.

LOTD

Filed on September 7, 2008 at 7:42 am under by dcobranchi

Not too subtle allusion that Obama is the anti-Christ.

Voters will get what they deserve

The hypocrisy of Christians who vote for someone based solely on race yet ignore his views on abortion and homosexual lifestyles is strange. These same people are intolerant of tobacco and alcohol use, worldly music and other things they consider un-Godly. Their devotion, based on curiosity and popularity, will fade quickly once they understand what the candidate’s policies will cost our country.

I’ve been skeptical of the Biblical story concerning the anti-Christ in the last days, but now I’m not.

We have become lovers of ourselves, without natural affection, lovers of pleasures more than of God, denying the power of godliness, teaching false doctrines, seeking worldly knowledge and resisting the truth.

Our pastors have a duty to teach and preach truth and we are called to obey. If you are unwilling to serve the Lord, then choose today whom you will serve. Anyone willing to hear should listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to our churches: “And I will give to each of you whatever you deserve.”

Russell Lewis
Spring Lake

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