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Posted on Aug 24, 2011
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By Richard Reeves

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a man who would be king, has written a book. It’s called "Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America from Washington."

"There has never been a challenge our nation has not risen to meet, driven by a people blessed by the Almighty and given by our forefathers a historically limited government that frees the individual to achieve greatness," he begins. "That is the story of our America. …  America is great, and it’s worth saving."

I’m for that. But then Perry, now a Republican candidate for president, gives us 150 pages of what a terrible place this is, one only he can save. Some excerpts:

"Ever since the dawn of the so-called Progressive movement over a century ago, liberals have used every tool at their disposal—including notably the Supreme Court—to wage a gradual war on the Constitution and the American way of life. … Social Security is something we have been forced to accept for more than 70 years. And there stands a crumbling monument to the failure of the New Deal … all at the expense of respect for the Constitution and limited government."

"I would no more consider living in Massachusetts than I suspect a great number of folks from Massachusetts would like to live in Texas."

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"An arrogant President [Franklin] Roosevelt, [was] "a complete and total failure."

"Whether it’s Social Security, whether it’s Medicaid, whether it’s Medicare … they’re bankrupt. They’re a Ponzi scheme. I challenge anybody to stand up and defend the Social Security program that we have today."

"Republicans often aren’t on the right page—indeed, some aren’t even in the right chapter. But most are in the right book. Most Democrats today, on the other hand, can’t even find the library."

"Our fight to save America from Washington might well be the last chance for the last best hope of man on earth. America, the people, and America the idea, endure. Whether they continue to endure is up to us."

"I can tell you the people of Texas do not want to be told by Nancy Pelosi, Dick Durbin, Henry Waxman—or for that matter, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner or any other Republican from another state—what to do. And we certainly don’t want to place that kind of control in the hands of nameless, faceless and unelected federal bureaucrats."

"This leads me to the great milestone on the road to serfdom: the passage of the 16th Amendment. It gave Congress the authority to level an income tax on American citizens. … "

Serfdom! That was it for me. No matter how short, I wouldn’t go on with this stuff. I had only two final thoughts. One, Perry once suggested that Texas consider seceding from the Union. Fine. Two, I may end up voting for Michele Bachmann.

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By Inherit The Wind, September 3, 2011 at 9:23 pm Link to this comment

Cockroach Pea Brain and Dr. Quack!

NIT-WITS UNITED!!!

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By cpb, September 3, 2011 at 12:09 pm Link to this comment

It is an interesting question - what might it say about a bloggers intentions when they choose a handle name?

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By drbhelthi, September 3, 2011 at 9:30 am Link to this comment

“For awhile, I suspected you of being simply a clever troll, but
since we’ve gotten to know one another better, I’ve come to see just how mistaken I was.” project mayhem

Agreed.
You are mistaken.
In several areas.
Gotten to know one another better ?
Your alias, alone, reveals quite a bit.
Your scapegoating parallels that of Inheret the Wind, and I wonder if your cubicles are located in the same office. You both use your shill skills very nicely, while revealing your basic value system. Wind on the Brain´s mention of Terri Shiavo reveals several ideas.

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By Inherit The Wind, September 2, 2011 at 10:13 am Link to this comment

PM:
Then it’s all well you did it for your own sake, but don’t expect anything back of value from that direction.
ITW.

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By Project Mayhem, September 2, 2011 at 5:39 am Link to this comment

I suspect you’re right, ITW. Still, given the doctor’s insinuations of my ignorance and his ridiculously inflated self-opinion, I figured I’d offer him what he appears to crave - a more thoughtful, nuanced critique. I’m glad I did; it gave me a chance to thumb through a couple of books I haven’t opened in a few years. Thirty minutes well spent, all in all.

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By Inherit The Wind, September 1, 2011 at 8:14 pm Link to this comment

If a truly bat-shit crazy lunatic believes that pebbles in a driveway are really precious diamonds, rubies and emeralds, no amount of decisive evidence will EVER persuade him that those pebbles are not precious gems.  And he will become more and more agitated, abusive and vicious the more YOU refuse to accept that they are diamonds, rubies and emeralds.

I don’t know if that’s delusional paranoia, or schizophrenia of some sort, or some other psychosis that makes him confident that 2+2 = 5, but there you have Dr. Quack in a nutshell (pun intended).

When another doctor, one with impeccable medical credentials, who had notably and publicly saved a colleague’s life, then publicly attempted such a remote diagnosis, the outraged voices of his colleagues in medicine put him in a position of embarrassment SO great that Senate Republican Leader Dr. William Frist chose not to run for re-election and left the public eye. And Terri Schiavo was allowed to die instead of being forced to remain alive in a vegetative state.

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By Project Mayhem, September 1, 2011 at 3:05 pm Link to this comment

Ah, herr doktor, it may be true that the ravings of lunatics contain within them the kernels of wisdom. In this regard, your “work” may be illuminating. If we, as you suggest, derive insight into others from “an extensive, written pattern of self-expression” then an exploration of your postings may help us to understand the workings of the schizophrenic mind. I will address this contention momentarily, but let us first consider the text offered for analysis, which again shall be that gem you posted earlier in Pfaff’s thread:

drbelthi: ““Which is more exotic, the writings of Pfaff or the background of an illegitimate birth, developed into an illigitimate USPresident, who sports an illegitimate name?  One wonders if Pfaff is also an operative of the CIA, and offspring of the WWII NAZI in the US and Germany that designed and carried out Operation Paper Clip?”

To frame my analysis, I ask you to consider here the argument of Gilles Deleuze, that “we have never seen a schizophrenic delirium that is not firstly about race, racism, politics, that does not begin in all directions from history, that does not involve culture.” It is quite clear, herr doktor, that your writing is rife with all of these; a textbook case. The schizophrenic mind, whilst drinking from the same sociohistorical wellspring as healthy minds, is driven to interpret discourse in an extreme and irrational fashion, what Arieti has described as the “experience of intensification.” This intensification, too, is quite obvious in your text, herr doktor, and one can see clearly the spinning of your frenzied mind as you flail from “birtherism” to bizarre fantasies of Pfaff’s relationship to the CIA and Nazi scientists. That these ravings seem sensible to you is further indication of your condition. For instance, you write of me that “I do not comprehend the rationale of drbhelthi, nor the description he offers.” Implying that your text has a rationale, when, in fact, it is nothing more than vicious, hate-filled innuendo may lend further credence to a possible diagnosis of schizophrenia. Provided you’re not simply a crank, that is. Ah, but there is more, my good doctor. Felix Guattari writes that “it’s not out of confusion that a schizophrenic switches from one register to another… The schizophrenic follows, let us say without any epistemological certitudes, this reality as it pulls him along from one level to another.” Returning to the “Birther-Operation Paperclip” bait-and-switch previously referenced, we might easily apply Guattari’s supposition. Your fevered mind, herr doktor, swerves seamlessly betwixt ideas that bear no resemblance or relationship to one another, spurred initially, or so it seems, by an intense desire to explore which of the two is more “exotic.” I fear I’m running out of words, though I have enjoyed this opportunity. For awhile, I suspected you of being simply a clever troll, but since we’ve gotten to know one another better, I’ve come to see just how mistaken I was.

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By drbhelthi, September 1, 2011 at 12:28 pm Link to this comment

“Pardon my technical language, but I’m uncertain of how to describe your condition in
layman’s terms.”  project mayhem

Your language is not technical.  Such intentional insulting, obviously a function of ignorance,
is scarcely to be excused. Nor need it be excused, as it is an opinion on Truthdig. An opinion
always reflects the author.  If the reader is either unqualified or not interested in
comprehending an opinion, the reader is not qualified to critique the opinion.  But, which you
disregard, intentionally.

In order to describe any condition, one needs first to understand it, which you obviously do
not. A layman cannot apply layman´s terms to a situation that one does not comprehend. 
However, a decent start would be, “I do not comprehend the rationale of drbhelthi, nor the
description he offers.”  Such honesty from a blogger with the alias, project mayhem, would not be expected.

Your critique is diminuitive and hostile, reflecting your motive.  The desire to comprehend is
not demonstrated in your response.  Nor would one think that the motive of a blogger with an alias of “project mayhem” is to understand. Rather, several attacks by “project mayhem” on one specific blogger, tends to suggest the object and the goal of the alias-user, project
mayhem.

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By cpb, September 1, 2011 at 11:40 am Link to this comment

@ Leefeller

If you’re fighting the system, you’re probably fighting
the good fight.  Carry on and best of luck in your
endeavors.

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By Leefeller, September 1, 2011 at 11:36 am Link to this comment

Since it takes more than one person to conspire, at least I believe it takes two to tango. Conspiracies may and probably are happening all around us all the time, I refuse to live in paranoia, like who took my glasses!  As to what extant and degree all this conspiring is, will seldom be known if at all, I see little reason to speculate on what other people conspire to conspire.

It is my intent to work on what is known, the real things attacking the poor and the middle class, like what is happening in Wisconsin, though entities like ALEC, Karl Rove and super packs,  all the odorous bowel movements being perpetrated and dumped on the citizens with clock work by the Republicans and their sponsors.

Sure I suspect they are pulling all kinds of shit behind the smoke, I am guessing they are, but I refuse to spend time sifting though it and making it up, this does not work for me.

One thing I notice about those promoting conspiracies, they spend a tremendous amount of time while ignoring tangibles!
This is why I am pursuing the US Rage, One citizen, one dollar, one vote!  One needs to start someplace and without a paper clip!

Peace

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By Leefeller, September 1, 2011 at 11:35 am Link to this comment

Since it takes more than one person to conspire, at least I believe it takes two to tango. Conspiracies may and probably are happening all around us all the time, I refuse to live in an even broader world of paranoia. Seem to spend enough time speculating on who took my glasses, even worse those missing socks! As to what extant and degree all this conspiring really is, we will seldom known if at all, I see little reason to speculate on what other people conspire to conspire.

It is my intent to work on what is known, the real things attacking the poor and the middle class, like what is happening in Wisconsin and all the Red States, though elite entitlements and super pacs,  like ALEC, Karl Rove and others.  I can see the odorous bowel movements being perpetrated and dumped on the citizens with clock work by the Republicans and their sponsors, why focus on suspicions?

Sure I can and do suspect they are pulling all kinds of shit behind the smoke, I am even guessing they are, but I refuse to spend time sifting though the smoke for what may be.

One thing I notice about those promoting conspiracies, they spend a tremendous amount of time on the fetich of conspiracy while ignoring tangibles! Just my observation.

This is why I prefer pursuing the US Rage, One citizen, one dollar, one vote!  One needs to start someplace and even without a paper clip!

Peace

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By cpb, September 1, 2011 at 11:00 am Link to this comment

@ Leefeller

Given the extent of the criminal activities happening
right before our eyes, I don’t care whether Obama was
born in Nebraska, Kenya, or hatched on the moon, what
does it really matter?

Given the extent to which it can distract from the
conversation I might choose to refer less often to the
purported religious convictions of our
elites/overlord/whatever you want to call them. 

Having said that, much of what drbhelthi frequently
refers to is in some cases public knowledge (Operation
Paperclip, origins of CIA etc..), and in other cases it
isn’t stretching thinks too far - that is, once you
realise the extent to which dominant culture has been
lying, omitting or distorting the truth.  Where does the
truth stop and the conspiracy begin?  Hard to say, so
much smoke and mirrors, but if you aren’t willing to
explore things a little bit you’re just left with the
smoke and the mirrors. 

Peace

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By Leefeller, September 1, 2011 at 10:43 am Link to this comment

Allowing for the diversity of individuals in this world and focusing in on this nation, one wonders at the stupidity and ignorance sponsored by some who portray themselves as all knowing promoters of wisdom!

drbhelthi, I ask you point blank, did you write the following statment?

“Which is more exotic, the writings of Pfaff or the background of an illegitimate birth, developed into an illigitimate USPresident, who sports an illegitimate name?  One wonders if Pfaff is also an operative of the CIA, and offspring of the WWII NAZI in the US and Germany that designed and carried out Operation Paper Clip?”

The conspiracy theories appear dysfunctional in themselves, but the first part of the paragraph addressing the president is deprecatingly disgusting and reprehensible. If one does not like the president this is one thing, attacking with such personal insults are another, Tea Party and Reptilians anyone?

First if drbhelthi did write the above paragraph my opinion will be hosted by fact. If drbheithi did not make the above statement, then rebut would seem worthy!

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By Project Mayhem, September 1, 2011 at 10:17 am Link to this comment

Quoth Drbhelthi:“There are those who place more value on an extensive, written pattern of self-expression than you.”

Re-read what you’ve stated above, please, and then read your latest offering from another thread:

“Which is more exotic, the writings of Pfaff or the background of an illegitimate birth, developed into an illigitimate USPresident, who sports an illegitimate name?  One wonders if Pfaff is also an operative of the CIA, and offspring of the WWII NAZI in the US and Germany that designed and carried out Operation Paper Clip?”

If we include ourselves among those who “place more value on an extensive, written pattern of self-expression” then, herr doktor, we would be quite remiss in not diagnosing you with what is clinically referred to as “bat shit craziness”. Pardon my technical language, but I’m uncertain of how to describe your condition in layman’s terms.

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By cpb, September 1, 2011 at 9:48 am Link to this comment

@ drbhelthi

I was quoting ITW and throwing his own words back at him. 
I did so intentionally, I was not speaking to or of your
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By drbhelthi, September 1, 2011 at 2:02 am Link to this comment

“Yes ITW, you are correct.  Dr. Quack does not know your parents and he
may be guilty of poor assumptions.”  cpb

CPB, there may be forty-year experienced psychiatrists, psychologists,
and social workers who disagree with your opinion.  There are those who
place more value on an extensive, written pattern of self-expression
than you.  Nor, is Truthdig a ” Doctor, please help me” column.

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By Inherit The Wind, August 31, 2011 at 5:39 pm Link to this comment

CPB,
I don’t need your condescending advice as you defend two of the most outlandish and obnoxious posters here.

And, thanks, I already have two wonderful, loving dogs and an affectionate, if mischievous cat.

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By cpb, August 30, 2011 at 9:54 pm Link to this comment

ITW - “Like too many psychologists (the lousy, crappy, mentally fucked-up one) you make invalid assumptions about non-patients and then using faulty logic extrapolate from there to whatever fantasy figure you want to portray them as.

You don’t have a fucking clue about my parents, or my upbringing, but you are only too happy to make irresponsible outlandish wild-ass guesses about them and then pretend these abominations you’ve concocted are somehow “facts”.  No truly competent or ETHICAL analyst would attempt to practice their profession based solely on someone’s internet posts.”

Yes ITW, you are correct.  Dr. Quack does not know your parents and he may be guilty of poor assumptions.  Realise however that nobody takes this that seriously.  Realise that you come across like a tantrum when you spew like that.  Unless your family and friends follow all your thread postings, nobody that really matters (to you) is reading the banter and interpretting anything as ‘facts’.  Pull your ego out of your head and set it down in a comfy chair for a moment or two, and relax for crying out loud. It isn’t all about you.  It has never been and never will be.  Get a qualified therapist you can trust if need be.  Go for a walk.  Buy yourself a pet.

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By cpb, August 30, 2011 at 9:36 pm Link to this comment

Piss is good for flowers.  Warmth isn’t necessary, but I’m sure most flowers wouldn’t mind.  Don’t bring Fido’s liquid excretions to your violets though, too much nitrogen.

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By Inherit The Wind, August 30, 2011 at 9:17 pm Link to this comment

Dr Quack:
I will give your advice all the consideration it deserves, realizing, of course, that you use racist terms, espouse the racist idea that the President is not American, disparage Jews at every turn, and believe that corporate, CIA and MOSSAD “body snatchers” are everywhere and behind every crime and accident from a bodega robbery to plane crashes.

In other words, your advice is about as welcome as a pitcher of warm piss at a flower show.  And just about as useful.

Like too many psychologists (the lousy, crappy, mentally fucked-up one) you make invalid assumptions about non-patients and then using faulty logic extrapolate from there to whatever fantasy figure you want to portray them as.

You don’t have a fucking clue about my parents, or my upbringing, but you are only too happy to make irresponsible outlandish wild-ass guesses about them and then pretend these abominations you’ve concocted are somehow “facts”.  No truly competent or ETHICAL analyst would attempt to practice their profession based solely on someone’s internet posts.

The fact that you GLEEFULLY do so indicates you totally lack competence and ethics, but that’s no surprise, only a statement of the obvious.

Never consult a mental health professional crazier than yourself.

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By drbhelthi, August 30, 2011 at 3:30 pm Link to this comment

Thank you for the personalized message, Inheret wind in the brain.
Your quasi scientific terminology sounds good, which accomplishes your primary goal.  However, you are even better at scapegoating messengers of truth and accurate information, especially when it does not parallel your opinion. However, contrary to your opinion, this habit of yours does not reflect favorably on your upbringing. Hopefully, as you age, you will learn to stop fighting the social values your parents tried to develop in you. Perhaps you are “fighting” the punitive measures they used with you.

In spite of your repeated statements that you are not religious, your blogs reflect the thousands of years old, israeli habit of scapegoating perceived enemies. Such a characteristic is not caused by too much wind in the brain, but rather by a feeling of insecurity. Since you previously called some bloggers “Jew haters”, perhaps your identification with the religious clan that calls itself “Jews” is involved in your feeling of insecurity. Perhaps, just perhaps, having too much wind in the brain magnifies your feeling of insecurity, instead of strengthening the appearance of intelligence in your blogs. Personally, I´m sorry that your higher education plans did not work out as you wished. Perhaps you can channel your unfulfilled wishes into support for your offspring.

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By cpb, August 29, 2011 at 7:01 am Link to this comment

Ironic how the thread has come full circle…

Deep in The Heart of Fantasyland.

sigh…

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By Inherit The Wind, August 29, 2011 at 6:33 am Link to this comment

C96:
You make the classic mistake. True, radio waves aren’t generally detectable by us (unless you stick your hand in a microwave and turn it on…OUCH!), but using the Scientific Method, we can construct devices that can predictably and with very fine granularity detect and utilize radio waves, whether it’s an AM radio or a cell phone or the Wi-Fi at your local Barnes and Noble.  It all goes back to Maxwell, the Scottish genius who laid down the natural laws of electromagnetism…all measurable. Einstein, Tesla, Marconi all owe their advances to Maxwell.

But we cannot develop such a device for detecting your asserted invisible presences.  There is no device we can build based on scientific reasoning. There is no Maxwell laying down scientific principles for detecting God or Satan.

Even the concept of Satan is dis-jointed.  Is he the personification of Evil, or, as Master of Hell, is he God’s prison Warden, meting out justice to sinners?  These two concepts are fundamentally oxymoronic and contradictory.  Either Satan is evil or he is God’s whip.  Cannot be both.

The Greeks had Hades rule the dead, but while he was merciless, he was just, and not evil.  Evil was personified by the Greeks separately as Eris, Chaos, and Nyx.

But still, it was all made up to try to explain the (then) unexplainable.  As my mother would tell us that thunder was clouds banging together so we wouldn’t be scared, so the myths and religions of the world created stories to explain things.  When reality clashes with the stories, too many people choose the stories…and that’s how wars start.

Quack, unless we can convince people that your insane and unsupported conspiracy fantasies are just that, you are dangerous as you would have people act as if those fantasies are real. Millions have died due to people with such fantasies as yours, who thought they were “saving” humanity.  My parents did the best they could. Clearly they did a far better job than yours.

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By christian96, August 29, 2011 at 12:56 am Link to this comment

Inherit the Wind—-It is wonderfully that you have
a conscious guding your moral thoughts and behaviors
toward your wife.  I thought from past conversations
you were a “she” but if you say you are a “he” then
I’ll accept that as valid.  There are television
waves floating around the atmosphere.  You can’t
see, touch, hear, or taste them until you turn on
your television set.  Then you know they are there.
Even though you can’t see, touch, or taste evil or
holy spirits they are there.  You notice I left out
hear because you can hear evil and holy thoughts.
What causes a 50 year old man to rape a baby?  I
could go on forever about examples which reflect
good and evil spirits but you are going to give
the cause a name like “mother nature”, etc. You are
doing what the church did hundreds of years ago.
Assigning labels to events they couldn’t explain.
Keep up your loyalty to your wife.  I wish more
people would follow your example.  It would be a
better place for children.  As a School Psychologist
I dealt with children daily who were suffering
because of the sexual behavior of their parents.
I hope your moral thoughts and behavior also control
other parts of your life, especially those having
to do with money.

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By drbhelthi, August 29, 2011 at 12:49 am Link to this comment

“Others, the true psychopathic and sociopathic personalities, while highly dangerous, are merely genetic mutations that render certain functions of their brains (like empathy and compassion) non-functional, and thus utterly ruthless. It’s not “Satan”, it’s genetics.”  inheret the wind

With the above phrase, Inheret the Wind, you describe your blogs on Truthdig very accurately.

“Most of what is “right” and “wrong” comes down to what hurts other people, or could potentially hurt them.”  Attempting to hurt via verbal insults is your forte´.  Your “talk” vs your “action” reflects the current leaders of the USGOV.

You are fortunate to have found an employer who pays you to abuse your intelligence and creativity by scapegoating others - which you use to engender in yourself a feeling of superiority. 

” - Where does that come from? Well, of course it comes from not being raised right. ”  You describe yourself succinctly.

Unfortunately, all of this back and forth distracts from the GHWBushSr candidate from Texas, for the U.S.Presidency.  Who has an assassination record via the TX prison system as bad as that of GHWBush Junior.  Did he also release a fellow member of his hippie family, who had murdered several women, and was multiply convicted?

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Inherit the Wind—-I can’t help you if you continue
to resist therapy.  Oh, well, I’ll take off my
psychologist hat and put on my Christian hat.  We
are all under the control of Satan.  Some more than
others. Satan especially likes to control people
in big business and politics.  That way he can
controll billions of people through just a hand
full of people. For example, Satan took over control
of John Rockefeller who took over control of Standard
Oil who took over control of the oil industry who
now has control of the world.  Sneaky little rascal
that Satan.  But his end is near and he knows it.
The God Squad is after him, BIG-TIME!

***********

Um C96…I think our positions are reversed.  See, you believe in invisible friends and enemies you cannot see, hear, smell, taste, or feel.  I don’t.
To “see” things that aren’t there, or to believe they are there, when they aren’t there means YOU have the problems, not me.

I don’t accept “evil” as a separate force, like gravity or the strong nuclear force.  I’ve never seen a shred of evidence of such “evil”.  I have seen terrible things happen in Nature (we call them “accidents”) and I have seen people do terrible things (we call THEM “crimes”). But people choose to do evil things because of a combination of well-defined motivations and equally well-defined LACK of principles in common with most of us.

Most people I’ve met in life don’t do bad things because they are afraid of the consequences, not because they are bad things to do.  Where does that come from? Well, of course it comes from not being raised right.  Most bad things come from people not realizing the consequences of their actions.

A friend once asked me “If you could have sex with an AMAZING woman who wasn’t your wife, and you knew there was absolutely NO WAY she could ever find out or be hurt by it (ie, no consequences), wouldn’t you do it?”  He was shocked to hear me say no, because I would know. I would know I had broken my word to her.  And I couldn’t look in the mirror had I done that. I’m not religious. I’m not obeying God’s Commandments (at least not because they are God’s Commandments). 

I’m doing it because of all the years I’ve had with my wife (far fewer when the question was asked) and all the years I hope to have with her are far, FAR more precious to me than an awesome roll in the hay that would taint that.  Most of what is “right” and “wrong” comes down to what hurts other people, or could potentially hurt them. “Adultery” isn’t having sex outside of marriage. It’s breaking your word, your oath, your promise to your partner to be true to them.  It HURTS them…that’s why it’s wrong.

Another friend had a father who was a philanderer. He said: “My father didn’t just cheat on my mother. He cheated on all of us.”  Why? He was selfish and short-sighted (and, like Hazzard, claimed to be a practicing member of his religion).

“Evil” is the logical result of faulty logic of your choices, for most people.

Others, the true psychopathic and sociopathic personalities, while highly dangerous, are merely genetic mutations that render certain functions of their brains (like empathy and compassion) non-functional, and thus utterly ruthless. It’s not “Satan”, it’s genetics.

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By christian96, August 28, 2011 at 7:19 pm Link to this comment

Inherit the Wind—-I can’t help you if you continue
to resist therapy.  Oh, well, I’ll take off my
psychologist hat and put on my Christian hat.  We
are all under the control of Satan.  Some more than
others. Satan especially likes to control people
in big business and politics.  That way he can
controll billions of people through just a hand
full of people. For example, Satan took over control
of John Rockefeller who took over control of Standard
Oil who took over control of the oil industry who
now has control of the world.  Sneaky little rascal
that Satan.  But his end is near and he knows it.
The God Squad is after him, BIG-TIME!

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By Project Mayhem, August 28, 2011 at 2:20 pm Link to this comment

Of course I’ve got a handler, ITW. Here in North Korea, everyone gets one after their stint in the “re-education” gulag. In fact, I have to get permission before I click the “submit” button. Hold on a sec, I’ll just run this post past him… yep, he says it’s a go.

P.S. My handler made me edit out most of the stuff I wrote about Kim Jong-Il’s cryogenic army. You know, the one they put in stasis after the Armistice, due to be thawed out in 2012. Hope you’re ready for that Sea of Fire, Seoul. Top that, bhelthi.

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By Inherit The Wind, August 28, 2011 at 2:06 pm Link to this comment

PM:
Now you must have a “handler”.

I thing maybe Dr. Quack saw “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” a few too many times while tripping on acid…and for him the movie kept going long after the credits ended…sure hope someone else was driving to keep him from running over “pod people”.

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By Project Mayhem, August 28, 2011 at 1:50 pm Link to this comment

Quoth drbhelthi: “Info indicates that the nukes are set and exploded by experts of the “U.S.Military”, NAVY primarily, with assistance of certain civilian scientists.”

Perhaps if we ask nicely, the space aliens on nuke patrol in orbit will zap said nefarious exploders of WMD with death rays? That would learn the “U.S. Military” a thing or two. On the other hand, info indicates that death rays, if misfired, could vaporize land masses the size of Manhattan Island. Hey, wait a sec… errant death rays could certainly explain the massive breaking up of the polar icepack, come to think of it. Stinking space aliens! They’re really out to get us!

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By drbhelthi, August 28, 2011 at 1:22 pm Link to this comment

“I mean, if they can detonate nukes in deep sea bunkers and cause tsunamis, what can’t they do? Right?”  Mayhem

The theft of Tesla´s findings has provided many destructive options that were not available prior to the theft of his discoveries and inventions.

Info indicates that the nukes are set and exploded by experts of the “U.S.Military”, NAVY primarily, with assistance of certain civilian scientists.

As far as your above question is concerned, you might get a better answer from the supervisor/handler of yourself and wind-on-the-brain than from me.

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By Project Mayhem, August 28, 2011 at 1:00 pm Link to this comment

Could be, drbelthi. That or a new tinfoil hat, maybe. I’m sure yours is in tip-top shape, though. Or maybe you don’t need one anymore, since you had your metal fillings replaced with those new ceramic ones? I hear the CIA hasn’t cottoned on to how to broadcast through those yet… probably just a matter to time, though. I mean, if they can detonate nukes in deep sea bunkers and cause tsunamis, what can’t they do? Right?

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Project Mayhem, August 28 at 12:42 pm Link to this comment

I dunno, ITW, it seems to me oddly fitting that American “mental health professionals” seem to be the ones suffering from the most obvious neuroses. Beware when staring into the maladjusted psyche lest the maladjusted psyche stare back into you. Or something along those lines. On that note, you’ll have to excuse me—I need to unscrew my head from my neckpipe and check the wiring inside my brain. I suggest you do the same, my good Dr. Bhelthi.
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PM: that’s just the dirty little secret most psychologists don’t want to acknowledge: That they got into the field as a way to address, explain and, especially DENY their own extreme neuroses and psychoses.  IOW, being bat-shit crazy they got into the study of bat-shit craziness and now pretend due to their years in the field that nobody will notice just how bat-shit crazy they are. 

Of course, the Emperor has no clothes. IOW, it only works with those innocently ignorant of this pattern.

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By drbhelthi, August 28 at 11:07 am Link to this comment

“Would ANYONE here actually go to a shrink for therapy who lives in such a
crack-pot fantasy world of his own? ” inheret the wind

And then, there are people such as “inheret the wind”, whose ignorance of subversive world events since prior to WWII, is exceeded only by a false, self-confidence, and the need to scapegoat purveyors of accuracy and truth.
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Too funny! Stop it, Quack, I can’t stop laughing.  What makes it even funnier is that YOU ARE SERIOUS!
ROFLMAO!  I’m glad I’m not drinking anything or it would have gone right up my nose! 

Quack, check your light switches and toilet bowl for cameras and mikes!

(chuckle)

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christian96, August 28 at 10:40 am Link to this comment

Inherit the Wind—-Why did you say “fun” in
dysfunctional and not “fun” in functional?
It is typical for siblings to come back into
a different kind of relationship after many
years have passed by.  How was your relationship
with your siblings when you were teen-agers?
How many brothers and sisters?  List the age
differences from oldest to youngest.  What I
assemilated from my studies over the years
involes Pavlov, Maslow, Skinner, and Alfred
Adler.  Adler ran around with Freud but split
with him over Freud’s obsession with sex.  Adler
was more of a social psychologist who spent a lot
of time studying the dynamics between siblings
within a family as they influenced a person’s
“life style.”  A life style involves a person’s
perception of the world and their place within
that world.

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OK, I retract my statement about you having a sense of humor…

It’s not funny to say “They put the ‘fun’ in functional.” It’s just dull.

It IS funny to say “They put the ‘fun’ in dysfunctional”.

As for the rest? NOYB! (a concept shrinks have trouble understanding)

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By drbhelthi, August 28, 2011 at 12:49 pm Link to this comment

“I dunno, ITW, it seems to me oddly fitting that American “mental
health professionals” seem to be the ones suffering from the most
obvious neuroses.” Project Mayhem

Agreed, Mayhem.
You dunno.
“The most obvious neuroses.”
Right.
Obvious to Mayhems who dunno.

I suspect the wireing inside your head is in order; you might need a
set of new sparkplugs, however.

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By Project Mayhem, August 28, 2011 at 12:42 pm Link to this comment

I dunno, ITW, it seems to me oddly fitting that American “mental health professionals” seem to be the ones suffering from the most obvious neuroses. Beware when staring into the maladjusted psyche lest the maladjusted psyche stare back into you. Or something along those lines. On that note, you’ll have to excuse me—I need to unscrew my head from my neckpipe and check the wiring inside my brain. I suggest you do the same, my good Dr. Bhelthi.

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By drbhelthi, August 28, 2011 at 11:07 am Link to this comment

“Would ANYONE here actually go to a shrink for therapy who lives in such a
crack-pot fantasy world of his own? ” inheret the wind

And then, there are people such as “inheret the wind”, whose ignorance of subversive world events since prior to WWII, is exceeded only by a false, self-confidence, and the need to scapegoat purveyors of accuracy and truth.

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By christian96, August 28, 2011 at 10:40 am Link to this comment

Inherit the Wind—-Why did you say “fun” in
dysfunctional and not “fun” in functional?
It is typical for siblings to come back into
a different kind of relationship after many
years have passed by.  How was your relationship
with your siblings when you were teen-agers?
How many brothers and sisters?  List the age
differences from oldest to youngest.  What I
assemilated from my studies over the years
involes Pavlov, Maslow, Skinner, and Alfred
Adler.  Adler ran around with Freud but split
with him over Freud’s obsession with sex.  Adler
was more of a social psychologist who spent a lot
of time studying the dynamics between siblings
within a family as they influenced a person’s
“life style.”  A life style involves a person’s
perception of the world and their place within
that world.

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By Inherit The Wind, August 28, 2011 at 6:16 am Link to this comment

This particular psyops shill has presented info taken from dossiers - compiled on each of us who blogs on Truthdig. The alternation between masks that is demonstrated by christian96 is characteristic
of this type of shill. This broad range of flexibility enabled CIA/MOSSAD/psyops shills to masquerade as “rebels” in Libya against Gadhafi. They will not topple the “Saudis”, however, since the Saudis are puppets of the WWII NAZI entourage.

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Would ANYONE here actually go to a shrink for therapy who lives in such a crack-pot fantasy world of his own? 

“IT’S THE PHONE POLICE!!!!!”—Johnny Fever, WKRP in Cincinnati

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By drbhelthi, August 28, 2011 at 4:37 am Link to this comment

Certainly.
“God Squad” my ass - . More accurately, Satan worshippers, being guided and motivated by evil spirits. Too bad you do not comprehend that satanists will not pass muster when the Creator calls “TIME”.
I regret that you still haven´t learned much by watching and listening, compiling and analyzing my personal history and more recently my blogs.
Maybe you still have time to wise up.

That is, if “you” don´t explode too many additional nuclear devices, like the one near Haiti two yrs ago, more recently off coast of Japan that wrecked Fukushima, and yesterday SE of Wash D.C. that resembled an “earthquake” and cracked some monuments. 
http://presscore.ca/2011/?p=4009
While your type has been “shilling” the majority of the world endlessly, the Creator has the number for “your type”, and is not touched by abuse of Tesla devices nor nuke explosions. Word has it, that the ETs have put a damper on above-the-earth abuse of nukes by “your type”. They may soon curtail your abuse of H.A.A.R.P.

How much power and wealth will your spirit carry along, when it departs your flesh?  NONE.
Time for you to wise-up, and to BELIEVE on the Lord, and to practice the TRUTH. That you might develop into a genuine “God squad” is a nice thought. But, not predictable.

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By Leefeller, August 28, 2011 at 4:20 am Link to this comment

As I observe the constant bickering and even contribute on occasion, I see little hope of resolve.  Maybe it is human nature to always be attempting oneupmansship?

Well, the Arab Spring was a getting together and consensus of people tired of the same old tired opportunists. Now here in the US maybe not enough people are feeling the pinch or they just accept being under employed, taken advantage of and like the trickle down theory?

I am tired of the silent Spring approach to politics, business and just about everything else promoted by opportunism in the name of profit and the people be damned.

How about something other then the bottom line, profit and manipulations?  Geeze, how does the concept of one citizen, one dollar, one vote sound? Remember Wisconsin!

Check out US Rage:  http://usdayofrage.org/public-announcements/97-usdayofrage-occupy-wall-street.html, hell it may be the real deal?

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By christian96, August 28, 2011 at 2:08 am Link to this comment

drbhelthi—-We’ve been watching you for a long long
time.  Can you see that black car trailing you?
That’s us!  Can you hear that strange sound on your
telephone?  That’s us!  Better watch what you say
and do!  We’re watching and listening!
THE GOD SQUAD!

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By drbhelthi, August 27, 2011 at 11:23 pm Link to this comment

“Perhaps there’s been a reassignment down at psyop hq.  Typ.
troll.” CPB

This particular psyops shill has presented info taken from dossiers
- compiled on each of us who blogs on Truthdig. The alternation
between masks that is demonstrated by christian96 is characteristic
of this type of shill. This broad range of flexibility enabled
CIA/MOSSAD/psyops shills to masquerade as “rebels” in Libya against
Gadhafi. They will not topple the “Saudis”, however, since the
Saudis are puppets of the WWII NAZI entourage.

Such alteration among various masks reminds me of the foto of about
three years ago, in which numerous “ministers” laid hands on Obama
in order to bequeth the Holy Spirit into him. His subsequent
behavior indicates that rather than the Holy Spirit, a multitude of
evil spirits were transferred to him. Shills at psychops locations
reflect the indwelling of similar evil spirits. Some are found at
leadership levels in various “Christian” denominations. One worst
case is in Texas in the Episcopalian organization. Whatever
happened to Georg H. Scherff Jr, who just “disappeared” ?

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By cpb, August 27, 2011 at 10:37 pm Link to this comment

C96 has changed gears.  Popped the clutch it seems.  Total change in tact.  Bible thumper turns corner office psychiatrist counselling ITW??  LOL Perhaps there’s been a reassignment down at psyop hq.  Typ. troll.

Challenge my IQ based on what I’ve posted?  You make me laugh Troll.

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By Inherit The Wind, August 27, 2011 at 9:19 pm Link to this comment

Hey C96!  You win! You, at least, have a real sense of humor.

Mom and Dad were together till the day he died.  Nearly a decade later not a day goes by without her missing him.  And I’m close to my siblings.

But my family did put the “fun” in “dysfunctional”!

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By christian96, August 27, 2011 at 6:55 pm Link to this comment

Inherit the Wind—-You are better off with a fanatical religious shrink.  I want you to relax
on the couch.  Prop your feet up.  Shut your eyes,
relax, and tell me about yourself.  How many brothers and sisters do you have?  Who’s the oldest,
a brother or sister?  Who was the next in line and
how many years separated them from the oldest, etc.
I’d like to know your position in the family conselation and the age difference from you and your
sibblings.  Up until about 12 years of age was your
mother and father together?  If so, would you label
your family functional or dysfunctional? If so, why?
That’s enough information for now.  Thank you.

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By Inherit The Wind, August 27, 2011 at 3:11 pm Link to this comment

Great.  A fanatical religious shrink and a bat-shit crazy conspiracy nut-case shrink are gonna battle it out.

If I was depressed I wouldn’t want to consult either of these two.  Otherwise I’d be SERIOUSLY depressed!  One says “Pray to Jesus for comfort”.  The other says “Realize the CIA and Jews are responsible for your illness.”

Great. Just how is either of these REALLY qualified to treat neuroses or mental illness?

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By christian96, August 27, 2011 at 11:55 am Link to this comment

drbhelth—-I don’t understand your equating Jesus
fulfilling Old Testament prophecies about himself
with weather predictions.  I am a retired Counseling
Psychologist and School Psychologists.  As a School
Psychologist I administered IQ and achievement tests
to determine if students qualified for special
education classes.  Oral and written expressions
were equated with some IQ tests but can also be
related to achievement.  Perhaps, I was rash in
deducing that CPB has low level IQ functioning
because he lacks the vocabulary to express himself
in a manner which would be consistent with higher
intelligence.  He may just be ignorant.

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By drbhelthi, August 27, 2011 at 7:04 am Link to this comment

Christianity didn’t begin with the arrival of Jesus on earth in a fleshly body. Jesus told the
religious leaders of his day to search the scriptures for they talked of him.  christian96

Prediction of an event is prediction, similar to a weather forecast. Prediction of a hurricane is prediction.  The after-damage is fact.
Your interpretations of scripture are sometimes a bit much idiosyncratic, as are your
postings.  - -  and you think I need to study the scriptures?

For years I have been acquainted with research that associates specific applications of language usage with level of intelligence.  However, I am aware of no research that associates sarcastic, name-calling with level of intelligence.  I would gladly review such research if you provide a link.
Genuine research, plz, not idiosyncratic associations and interpretations.

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By christian96, August 27, 2011 at 5:45 am Link to this comment

drbhelthi—-Jesus Christ assisted in the creation
of the universe.  Christianity didn’t begin with
the arrival of Jesus on earth in a fleshly body.
Jesus told the religious leaders of his day to search
the scriptures for they talked of him.  Since the
New Testament hadn’t been written yet Jesus was
obviously talking about the Old Testament.  Jesus
inspired holy ment of God to write the scriptures.
The first mention of Jesus occurred in Genesis when
it mentions the seed of woman crushing the head of
the serpent.  You should study the Bible before
criticizing it.  It appears you have the intellignece
to do so. At least you don’t resort to calling
people names like “CPB”=,” an indication of low
functioning intelligence.

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By drbhelthi, August 26, 2011 at 2:11 pm Link to this comment

“According to the book of Ezekiel Christians have the responsibility to
tell people of their sins.” christian96

Hello ?
Where in the book of Ezekial do you find “Christians” ?
And where in the book of Ezekial is “the responsibility to tell people of their sins” assigned to “Christians” ?
Time to un-mix some “mixed metaphors” - .

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By cpb, August 26, 2011 at 1:11 pm Link to this comment

@ c96

As they often express things down south, “You, c96, bless
your heart, are a troll.”

Doesn’t that same god dude only help those who help
themselves?  Put down your bible and google yourself.

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By christian96, August 26, 2011 at 12:56 pm Link to this comment

CPB—-The message of the Bible is to the lost and
it sounds like from your comments that you are lost.
I am not God and didn’t write the Bible.  I’m just
a messenger.  According to the book of Ezekiel
Christians have the responsibility to tell people
of their sins.  If Christians fail to warn people
of their sins then their blood will be upon the
Christians.  As for God controlling the weather
there are many examples in the Bible.  Noah being
perhaps the most well known and Noah was a long time
before God appeared to Abraham.  The Israeli’s and
Arabs are decendants of Abraham.  So the God of
Abraham is the God of the universe.  Get alone
somewhere in your house and sincerely ask God to
come into your life and watch what happens. By
the way, what is a “troll?” Is that a character
from folklore?

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By cpb, August 26, 2011 at 8:51 am Link to this comment

@ christian96

So yeah, like Marian Griffith said, you are claiming
deaths of countless innocents due to interventions in
the climate by a vindictive god of Abraham, despite
acknowledging the responsibility of politicians.

Some god you got there.  You wonder why people become
atheists!!

Others may offer some pity but I don’t for a second
believe you are genuine.  You may do good bible, but
your posts speak little to the topic and distract
conversation, as they do in other threads.  Classic
troll behavior.

If you are genuine you can go and preach sin and
salvation somewhere it will be appreciated.  I can only
assume that there are countless opportunities out there
in this virtual world.

Otherwise you are just Trolling.

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By Marian Griffith, August 26, 2011 at 6:20 am Link to this comment
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@christian96
If you truly believe what you wrote, and I must reluctantly admit that you seem to be sincere, I do feel sorry for you. I would feel contempt if I thought you should know better or were acting on your belief.

What you wrote down is that your god caused a quarter million people to die, many of them in horrible ways, and tens of millions to suffer in ways it is hard for us priveledged to imagine, because he was angry with another tiny group of people who have no relation with the victims at all. And people the victims had no influence over either. So why should a quarter million people die, millions more lose everything (including their loved ones) to make a point to entirely unreleated people who will neither notice nor care?

If you truly wish to believe in a god that is so petty and cruel, then I pity you, as I said, but I really rather not know you any more than I already do through your writings here. Because what you write sounds too much like the ravings of the Westboro Baptist Church to make me comfortable reading it.
I do not even envy you your absolute belief that you are right and 5 billion people are wrong about their god(s). You managed to scare me with it though.

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By D.R. Zing, August 25, 2011 at 11:56 pm Link to this comment

Dear christian96,

I offer you my condolences and sympathy.

Sincerely,

D.R. Zing

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By christian96, August 25, 2011 at 5:55 pm Link to this comment

CPB—-God is trying to tell politicans the same
thing he is trying to tell people worldwide. Repent
and turn from your wicked ways.  In 2011, we can
remember the worldwide natural disasters.  However,
in 2010, in the United States the Federal Emergency
Management Agency(FEMA) declared more disasters in
2010 than ever.  The years of 23 major disaster
declarations in the U.S. look to over.  In 2010
there were 81 of them, statisticaly signifcant.
“The term ‘100-year’ really lost its meaning in
2010,” said Craig Fugae, head of FEMA. “2010 was
the year the Earth struck back,” wrote the Associated
Press.  More than a quarter million people perished
in nature-related disasters, more lives than
terrorism claimed in the previous 40 years combined.
In Leviticus 26:4-5, God promises a mild clilmate,
seasonal rain and bumper cropts to Israel if they
would follow his commandments.  He also promised
curses if they would not follow his commandments.
We know that they did not and were scattered.  The
same promises apply to people around the world.
Have they followed his commandments.  Of course not.
Some nations even declare themselves atheistic.
At least they are honest.  Our politicans claim to
be Christian and then turn their back on God’s
commandments.  They are deceptivee.  They take
God’s name in vain, to further their own self interests.  However, the Book of Revelation states
that even though God makes peoples lives miserable
they still fail to repent.  In fact, they curse God.
People ask, “Why hasn’t Jesus returned?”  2nd Peter
3:9 reads, “The Lord is not slack concerning his
promise to return but is longsuffering toward us,
not willing that any should perish, but that all
should come to repentance.” Our politicans in
Washinton should repent.  Will they?  My guess
is “no.”  They love money too much.

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By bluesman, August 25, 2011 at 3:15 pm Link to this comment

30 years ago the Republicans had Ronald Reagan, Johnny Cash and Bob Hope
Now the have Rick Parry (the “a” is for ass),
NO cash, and NO Hope.
Sorry, I couldn’t resist that one!

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By raja1031, August 25, 2011 at 2:25 pm Link to this comment
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Rick Perry wrote 150 pages????  Something must be wrong—-he couldn’t read 150 pages let alone write 150 pages.  Someone should do an investigative report to uncover Tricky Ricky’s ghost writers.  I have a business proposition for him.  I’ll write his next book “Why I’m such a Fucking Idiot” for 20% of the profits.  I’ll keep it short—about 20 pages more or less so I don’t tax his attention span when he proof reads it.

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By cpb, August 25, 2011 at 2:11 pm Link to this comment

@ c96

“It looks like the record heat in Texas hasn’t done much
to convince politicans that God might be trying to tell
them something.”

So the record heat in Texas has convinced you that God
might be trying to tell politicians what exactly? 

Troll

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By zonth_zonth, August 25, 2011 at 1:39 pm Link to this comment

Perhaps Perry fancies himself as the Repigblican Chris Hedges. Indeed, rhetoric with a different slant.

Doubt he will be able to compete with what I have read Obama’s projected run-up campaign fund—-1 friggin billion dollars. 

Agree with a comment below, the more rubes that get into the White House and cause more disarray, the more likely the fat donut eating sloths will get off their couches and take to the streets.  However, one big problem will arise; as you well intentioned revolutionaries are walking on the white house, one look over your shoulder will find the legions you thought were behind you are actually pillaging and looting storefronts for new shiny shoes and gadgets neglecting the duty at hand.

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By Leefeller, August 25, 2011 at 1:26 pm Link to this comment

C96, quoted

“Ezekiel 7:19 reads,”
“They shall cast their gold and silver into the
streets.  Their gold and silver shall not be able
to save them in the day of the wrath of God.”

From what I understand Perry is an apostolic wonder waiting to happen in his own mind and he has followers who support this.

One may gather, the wrath of God has been working overtime, every time I listen to Perry, Bochman or Palin, I am running out of barf bags!  Maybe god is is just a lousy wrath shot?

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By christian96, August 25, 2011 at 10:32 am Link to this comment

Thanks for sharing the quotes from his book.  It
is obvious Governor Perry is ignorant and/or
deceptive.  It looks like the record heat in
Texas hasn’t done much to convince politicans
that God might be trying to tell them something.
He is being supported by the super-wealthy.  Things
are going to get rather terrible for the politicans
and super-wealthy in Texas.  Ezekiel 7:19 reads,
“They shall cast their gold and silver into the
streets.  Their gold and silver shall not be able
to save them in the day of the wrath of God.”

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By Jim Yell, August 25, 2011 at 9:58 am Link to this comment
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Let’s just focus on History and Christian control of society. We have two thousand years of Christianity in which the church increasingly and then totally controlled the political structure of European Civilization. Like many things there were good effects, but there were also very bad and un-necessary suffering all because of the idea that one person or one group of people had a “God Given Right To Inflict Themselves On Others”.

We had until recent times evolved to the point where we at lest recognized that trying to force people to be one thing or another wasted time and effort. We had even subscribed to the belief that Jesus proposed that we must collectively and individually help the poor and ever more progressive than that we understood the good of education and that it should be available and fundable for all citizens.

Now the right wing wants us to believe that this was all a mistake and having a Robber Baron in total control of the country would give us greater freedom by taking away our freedom? How can that be? We already had one delusional, Religious nut case, Gov, of Texas as President and he bankrupted the country, got thousands killed and was incompetent as any President had ever been or wished to be. We can’t afford this again. We already have the aggressively Religous trying to seize the government and make it break the protections of right to believe and practice as we wish, as long as we don’t inflict ourselves on our neighbors. Every history book documents the crimes of the one belief type of state. Why would anyone be arrogant enough to promote a return to this type of dictatorship?

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By berniem, August 25, 2011 at 9:27 am Link to this comment

Except for a different scapegoat or enemy of the state, Ricky Boy has merely authored(?) his own, personal “Mein Kampf”. Why not just go ahead and elect this lunatic? After all, we know where this story eventually leads and as such prepares us for a real grass roots resistance and strategy of sabotage to be instituted upon the clown’s taking the oath of office. Hell, the polce state is already in place, so if we put this rube in office, perhaps this will be the spark of outrage necessary to ignite the revolution. Re-electing the assasin and torturer-in-chief, he of the false and hollow promises, will only permit complacency to continue while the forces of fascism accrue greater strength

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By hulk2008, August 25, 2011 at 7:49 am Link to this comment
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A recent radio discussion on the Diane Reem Show about Gov. Perry and his support for and support from an ultra-right-wing religious group in Texas sheds a bit of light on the man’s background. Note his recent active participation in a major religious event/gathering in Texas.
    The religious group believes the biblical “end of days” is imminent and needs to actively assist in its arrival.  Moreover, they believe government needs to be taken over by their fellow believers to facilitate The End including such actions as encouraging Jews to return to the Holy Land.  The liberal-haters in Texas say that the Dem party is satanic and demon-managed.  From that stance, they (and Perry ?) suggest that just about any effort is justified in defeating the devil ala the Dems.
    Their main problem, of course, is that Christ Himself said NObody would be able to know when the end days would come - even Himself, the Son Of Man.  Why this push is necessary is downright goofy - as if God needed their help to do anything.
    For a long time the Republican Party has taken advantage of religious conservatives to gain power - often hinting that Democrats really are God-haters or atheists at the least. 
    So it’s hard to really know with certainty if Perry really is part of that relgious movement - OR just using it to reach the White House.  Is he motivated by oddball religiosity ..... or power mad?
    Either way it’s pretty scary.

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By D.R. Zing, August 25, 2011 at 7:40 am Link to this comment

Perry does not address the real issue.  Yes. Washington has problems. Yes. Our government interferes too much in our personal lives.

Those problems stem from being in a state of perpetual war.  In omitting this fact Perry seems like any other deluded politician who expects to continue perpetual war while letting our education system, national infrastructure and ecosystem fail. 

No nation, be it Roman, communist, Islamic or capitalist can long endure when it is in a state of perpetual war.  It crumbles from the inside out, leaving holes for the enemies on the outside to exploit, leaving cracks for parasitic politicians like Perry to wiggle into and eat away.

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By omop, August 25, 2011 at 6:54 am Link to this comment

The man from Fantasyland who desires to get to Washington, DC to save
the 50 states from it is on record in referring to the US Supreme Court
Justices as the “nine oligarchs in robes,” also mentioned en passant that
he was not convinced that Social Security and Medicare were
constitutional.

The above in addition to his remarks about the seditious chairman of the
Fed are indicative of deep seated anger maybe?

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By cwbystache, August 25, 2011 at 6:21 am Link to this comment
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Love it or leaver it, Ricky, love it or leave it.

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By SarcastiCanuck, August 25, 2011 at 6:03 am Link to this comment
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Wow,Rick sounds like he’s really in tune with present day reality.Hopefully he’ll bring back those great old institutions like slavery,spitoons,cow tipping and tar and feathering.Yee Haw yall…

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By SoTexGuy, August 25, 2011 at 4:17 am Link to this comment

Ouch.. ‘profess (to) intelligence’ ? What a zinger! Undeserved in my opinion. The guy or gal seems the real deal to me and does possess intelligence.

Adios!

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By Wildeye, August 25, 2011 at 1:16 am Link to this comment

@prisnersdilema

“So fear, trumps intelligence. And that’s why you will lose.”

Exactly. Republicans are expert at playing on the fears and anxieties of voters and using them to win elections. The original Southern Strategy used racial politics to mobilize the Republican base and the modern Southern Strategy adds social conservatism issues like abortion and homosexuality to the mix. Not that using fear as a motivator is new or exclusive to Republicans; they are just better at it than most.

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By D.R. Zing, August 24, 2011 at 11:56 pm Link to this comment

Dear prisnersdilema:

From your astounding prose it is clear you profess resounding intelligence. 

Perry scares the shit out of me. I’ll give you that. Not so much because he has the mind of a cricket bouncing around in a matchbox but because as long as he raises enough money the news media will grant him wall to wall coverage. The Clash summed it up quite succinctly in their song “(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais”:

          If Adolf Hitler flew in today
          They’d send a limousine anyway

See, it’s not so much that Rick Perry is a reactionary robber baron myopic to history and dangerous for the future; it’s that he can buy media attention in the same way a business can buy advertising space to sell sofas. 

The media refuse to carry all sorts of advertisements. They do it every day in every venue, newspapers, magazines, TV, the web.

And journalists refuse to quote, interview or grant airtime each day to people they deem not newsworthy or literally incredible, unless of course someone is a Democrat or Republican who can afford to buy one hundred thousand dollar a minute commercials, in which case the news hounds come howling to lodge their brown noses in whatever pungent clefts they can find and slobber their coverage with lolling tongues. 

In a world where the news media were not owned by the same people who make the news, Rick Perry would not be able to get a reporter to come near him, not because he is a liar but because he believes the lies he speaks, which makes him much more dangerous than plagues of locusts and swarms of crickets.

That said, here’s the whole Clash lyric, may Joe R.I.P.

(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais

Midnight to six man
For the first time from Jamaica
Dillinger and Leroy Smart
Delroy Wilson, your cool operator

Ken Boothe for UK pop reggae
With backing bands sound systems
And if they’ve got anything to say
There’s many black ears here to listen

But it was Four Tops all night with encores from stage right
Charging from the bass knives to the treble
But onstage they ain’t got no roots rock rebel
Onstage they ain’t got no…roots rock rebel

Dress back jump back this is a bluebeat attack
‘Cos it won’t get you anywhere
Fooling with your guns
The British Army is waiting out there
An’ it weighs fifteen hundred tons

White youth, black youth
Better find another solution
Why not phone up Robin Hood
And ask him for some wealth distribution

Punk rockers in the UK
They won’t notice anyway
They’re all too busy fighting
For a good place under the lighting

The new groups are not concerned
With what there is to be learned
They got Burton suits, ha you think it’s funny
Turning rebellion into money

All over people changing their votes
Along with their overcoats
If Adolf Hitler flew in today
They’d send a limousine anyway

I’m the all night drug-prowling wolf
Who looks so sick in the sun
I’m the white man in the Palais
Just lookin’ for fun

I’m only
Looking for fun

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/(White_Man)_In_Hammersmith_Palais

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By prisnersdilema, August 24, 2011 at 9:32 pm Link to this comment

This is just another, in what may be a long series of articles, about how stupid Rick Perry is. And how, nobody with a brain in his head could vote for a total idiot like him.

Unfortunately for the left, Mr. Perry has been voted into office in Texas for 10 years. So a lot of people, seem to think he makes sense.

Democrates would be better served, if they tried to understand why Mr. Perry has so much appeal, and why those that vote for Mr. Perry, generally hate liberals, and think that liberals, are the ones that are stupid.

That may well be. After all liberals continue to support a president that has betrayed them over and over again, and has basically been just another Republican in office instead of Democrat.

And you will vote for Ojama again because your so afraid that Mr. Perry will become president.

So fear, trumps intelligence. And that’s why you will lose.

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