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  •  And yet the President was assailed by the GOP (18+ / 0-)

    For what his minister said.  I guess it's convenient to pull the separation of church and state card right now.

    Modern Conservatism is equivalent to hypocrisy.

    •  "Separation of churchiness and statiness"? (11+ / 0-)

      "Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions." - Thomas Jefferson

      by rfall on Fri May 24, 2013 at 11:50:21 AM PDT

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    •  Well, sure President Obama (0+ / 0-)

      Is a black Muslim Kenyan socialist.

      Rev Wright was just cover for Obama's radical atheist Islamic jihad to grab our guns.

      See?

      © grover


      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

      by grover on Fri May 24, 2013 at 12:56:03 PM PDT

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    •  Everybody knows IOKIYAR (1+ / 0-)
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      Duckspeak

      Duckspeak is a Newspeak term meaning literally to quack like a duck or to speak without thinking. Duckspeak can be either good or "ungood" (bad), depending on who is speaking, and whether what they are saying is in following with the ideals of Big Brother. To speak rubbish and lies may be ungood, but to speak rubbish and lies for the good of "The Party" may be good. In the appendix to 1984, Orwell explains:
      “     Ultimately it was hoped to make articulate speech issue from the larynx without involving the higher brain centres at all. This aim was frankly admitted in the Newspeak word duckspeak […]. Like various words in the B vocabulary, duckspeak was ambivalent in meaning. Provided that the opinions which were quacked out were orthodox ones, it implied nothing but praise, and when the Times referred to one of the orators of the Party as a doubleplusgood duckspeaker it was paying a warm and valued compliment.”

      Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

      by Mokurai on Fri May 24, 2013 at 01:36:42 PM PDT

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    •  and christians complain about irrelevancy (0+ / 0-)

      I wonder how many people leave the church, or no longer identify themselves as Christian, because the mainline christians seem to be self absorbed bigoted hypocrite.

      Preaching hate at the pulpit and then saying that we can't saying about because that would attacking all christians is typical defense used by conservatives.

      •  Don't think you can call this fellow a mainline (0+ / 0-)

        Christian.
        Mainline Christians have their faults but an awful lot of their pulpits preach humility, love and inclusion on a regular basis.

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