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Tue 2018 Apr 10

Tue 2018 Apr 10, 5:21pm
On PoliNation

CJ Pearson - seemed interesting at first blush. I unsubscribed after just a few videos, though. Then lately I found this:

Remember young master CJ Pearson, the Georgia boy with the nasty publicity addiction?

As I mentioned last month, the young tike made a big stink announcing that he was leaving the Conservative movement and becoming an Independent.

Well, now, the young fella — desperately chasing the dragon of notoriety — has come out in support of Bernie Sanders.

Dianny, Patriot Retort - 2015 Dec 10.

Tue 2018 Apr 10, 4:13pm
On PoliNation

Read elsewhere that, as if the shell on the floor weren't damning enough, there were only three rounds in the gun. And the car was full of pot smoke.

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio's deputy director of Criminal Justice? Let's not jump to any conclusions, then. Could all be innocent misunderstanding.


Mon 2018 Apr 9

Mon 2018 Apr 9, 7:37pm
On PoliNation

cth: Casting lots was part of Jewish tradition, wasn’t it?

That's what the Wikipedia article on Matthias's selection also said.

It's like a coin toss when choices are evenly qualified, whether you call it leaving it up to God or to chance, it's generally considered fair…

…except when the coin toss goes against an African American skater on the U.S. Olympic team, then it's racist.

Sun 2018 Apr 8

Sun 2018 Apr 8, 5:23pm
On Bluebird of Bitterness

Hahahaha -- did not see that punchline coming, yet now it seems so obvious! :lol:

Sun 2018 Apr 8, 10:06am
On PoliNation

Colson quote: Well, that's nice, but...

Hey, wait! I wasn't going to comment on here again 'til someone else did. Oh, well... maybe I can hold off after this one. :)

A quibble. Defying two millennia of tradition, I never counted the guy the Apostles picked to replace the traitor as a "real" Apostle. Elected to the board of directors right before the corporation dissolved, in effect. Apostles to me meant those twelve expressly called by and taught and trained by Jesus. So, by my reckoning (of the Webworker Mail-Order College of Theological Studies), the Originals left to testify were only eleven. Colson wanted to make a parallel with 12, though, so, fine. As I said, a quibble.

There were of course plenty of other disciples to go forth and testify, and die for the Truth. How might Christianity have gone if Saul hadn't witnessed Stephen's sacrificing testimony!

Honestly. As a kid, I likewise thought it odd that Paul was called an "Apostle." Same reasons as the electee, plus, Paul never even met Jesus… you know what I mean, in the flesh. Historically speaking, though, I'd readily grant that Paul ultimately qualified a bit more for "honorary Apostleship" than the mysterious Matthias!! ;)

Wikipedia link to Matthias. I learned stuff.

Sat 2018 Apr 7

Sat 2018 Apr 7, 7:43pm
On PoliNation

Texas official triggered by teen’s TRUMP shirt

As awful as these psychotic cases of Trump Derangement are, I nevertheless can't help but think, "#winning!" Not tired yet.

The masks continue to fall, the attitudes are increasingly calcified, the lines are drawn, souls are aligned to good or evil, and the harvest will come. Soon, I pray.

Rand Paul: ‘Scott Pruitt is Likely the Bravest and Most Conservative Member of Trump’s Cabinet’

Well, Rand gets one right - kinda proud of that Okie Pruitt, was glad when Trump chose him, and so far he seems to be doing a great job. Making EPA less again.

Wow, that Camerota-Brooks clip is hard to watch. Milady and I got 2:30 into it and had to take a break. Not only is she a typical shallow, interrupting media idiot, she keeps trying to talk over him and interrupt him when there's obviously a difficult few-second delay. But mostly she's just so shrill. And stupid. And shrill.

Die, White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, Die!

Combining comments because, looking at sidebar, I've got the last three comments on here, and that gets embarrassing.

C'mon, lurkers, help me spread out my comments!


Sat 2018 Apr 7, 3:08pm
On PoliNation

@realDonaldTrump is using every cynical political trick in the book to ignite anti-immigrant fervor.…

I know it's stupid to argue against the illogical, propagandistic, thoughtless and stupid spoutings of the likes of Nanci Palsied, but it especially annoys me how the Anti-Americans conflate "immigrant" with "criminal invader."

"Hello, I'm Donald Trump, and I'm so pro-immigrants, I married one!" :D

Sat 2018 Apr 7, 3:00pm
On PoliNation

Several lawmakers and the family of a 22-year-old unarmed black man who was fatally shot by police…

That was the "unarmed" man walking down the street, pointing at various people, including a mother walking her child, with a piece of pipe which looked for all the world like a gun barrel, and then when the cops showed up, took a threatening stance, with fatal results.

Play stupid games with cops, win stupid prizes.

None of those idiots crafting legislation to change what cops do have the slightest of clues about what being on the front lines means, nor how rules of engagement work!

Sat 2018 Apr 7, 2:47pm
On Bluebird of Bitterness

As one of our cats came meowering around the breakfast table, I said to Milady, you really need to check out Bluebird today - Caturday.

Oh yeah, she grinned, then asked, how does she do it every week? There can't be that many cat pictures on the web. (We both laugh heartily.)

You laugh, I said, but wait until you see what she's collected for today's theme!

We're down to only 3 old cats now, fewest we've had since the original "Mercury 7" kitten deluge in 1995. Except for when there were kittens, it's hard to think of any of our cats putting up with any of those storage units, together. Hiss. Scratch. Fur flies. A pack of deplorable territorial independents.

Actress, YouTuber, and infamous cat lady Anna Akana explained how she got all her cats in one picture - by taking several pictures and 'shopping them together. We'd have to do that. I have to wonder if any of the pix above were done that way - not that they appear to be, just because, you know, cats.

Fri 2018 Apr 6

Fri 2018 Apr 6, 8:23pm
On Bluebird of Bitterness

I thought, I've seen this recently, I don't need to watch it. Then, of course, watched the whole thing. It's a stunt, but it shows off his talents remarkably well.

And no CGI! They had to glue down the items he moves at the beginning, hat, coats, chair. And everything else!

Fri 2018 Apr 6, 2:58pm
On Bluebird of Bitterness

BoB: When my brothers and I were little we played with toy guns all the time. Cap guns were my favorite because I loved the smell of the caps.

Heh. Just posted this March 30:
The Smell of Nostalgia
Bang! Bang! And the bad guys go down!
(Cap gun refills)

Figure Pistol Pete knows all about this. :D

Thu 2018 Apr 5

Thu 2018 Apr 5, 10:31pm
On Bluebird of Bitterness

Thomas Anger: The console radio was my main source pre-TV...

Ah, thanks for making me feel young. I'm post-radio TV era, although I do remember TV test patterns, and adjusting the rabbit ears, the horizontal, the vertical, and the channel fine-tuning.

I've enjoyed catching up on many old radio shows over the decades, though. Great stuff.

Thu 2018 Apr 5, 8:31pm
On PoliNation

PP: Since few bother reading this…

If we are few, we are loyal, and appreciative.

"The next day I wore tap shoes." Hahahaaha

Thu 2018 Apr 5, 8:18pm
On Bluebird of Bitterness

Ah, yes! How people had fun in the pre-digital era!

I'll never forget when Grampaw would hitch up the hippo and we'd ride to town and point and laugh at the PIckle Quartet. We let the littlest armed boy gangs have the biggest fireworks, because we knew as smokers they'd have matches.


Tue 2018 Apr 3

Tue 2018 Apr 3, 1:17am
On PoliNation

BoB: In that case, maybe I should leave it where it is.

Just delete it, yeah. Well, I say that and then think: except for my curiosity about whether there was anything to it?

Should I be worried?

I didn’t cut and paste a link to naughty pictures, I pray. That wasn’t me. I was hacked that day. Yeah. Russian bots. Paid for by Hillary.

Mon 2018 Apr 2

Mon 2018 Apr 2, 8:51pm
On PoliNation

BoB: Your earlier comment ended up in the spam, mindful. Would you like me to fish it out for you?

Heh. I don't know what got sent, but I know it wasn't what I meant. I recall a cut'n'paste error plus immediate send - an all-thumbs production. This is on my good days.

Mon 2018 Apr 2, 12:38pm
On Bluebird of Bitterness

(Seems another comment of mine didn’t get through. It’s prob’ly not you. It’s me. Or my computer? Let’s say both and try again. Heh.)

I like McCoy, and I ought to get back to following his comic strip and political cartoons. This cartoon is nice work. I ♥ cartooning. Much can be conveyed in simplest symbolism.

Oddly, while the style (to the trained comic geek’s eye) is McCoy’s, the idea seems like something Pirarro (Bizarro) or Larson (Far Side) would have come up with, except I doubt they’d have the same Christian inspiration as McCoy.

(I think this didn’t previously post because I had the geek spew filter on.)

Sun 2018 Apr 1

Sun 2018 Apr 1, 11:42pm
On PoliNation

Messed up trying to leave a comment earlier. Glad it didn’t seem to have gone through.

Happy Easter, PoliNationals. (PoliNators?) We got to have Easter with my Mom, and all three of our offspring, and our 8mo grandson. (DiL couldn’t make it, and probably appreciated the break.) We had supper, we played with the very alert little baby, and talked about Resurrection morning. Nice.

When that rock started rollin’, a contingent of hearty, burly Roman soldiers, and no doubt nearly as hearty and burly Temple guards, found out just how fast they could go from bored to terrified, and how quickly they could run back to the city for fresh underwear.

Sat 2018 Mar 31

Sat 2018 Mar 31, 12:27pm
On Lost Issues

Greatest What-If comic ever?

What If the original Marvel bullpen had been the Fantastic Four. Flo Steinberg as the Invisible Girl.

Fri 2018 Mar 30

Fri 2018 Mar 30, 9:29pm
On PoliNation

I learned something today… maybe.

"…Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails…" doubted Thomas. Historically, Jesus was wounded in the hands, and always so depicted in art, whether on the cross, risen showing Thomas, or stigmata in various appearances.

As I studied the gory facts of crucifixion, though, it seemed most sources frankly said that the Romans actually pierced the wrists, because the hands would just tear under the weight. The Shroud of Turin, which shows the back of the hands of the man in the image, has apparent blood stains on the back of the wrist.

Well, I saw someone comment today that the Romans would have pounded the nail into the hand, angled, and out through the wrist. That sounded about right. Oh, that expert torture-dealing touch the Romans had!

There's not a lot I learn about the crucifixion that doesn't just break my heart more for what he went through for us.