Rifle-toting birthers at JFK murder site rebuke ‘foreigners’ and ‘sexually-charged’ women
Supporters of open carry gun laws rallied over the weekend by bringing assault-style rifles and other types of firearms to Dealey Plaza, the site of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
In a video posted to YouTube, activists explain that they return to Dealey Plaza in Dallas each month to exercise their right to openly carry firearms.
Documents displayed by the demonstrators include information about New York Pastor James David Manning, who has criticized President Barack Obama for releasing “the homo demons,” and who also believes that Jesus would “stone” LGBT people to death.
Christians harvesting souls by the swing-set:
An evangelical group has launched a campaign to convert children to Christianity at public spaces and schools in Oregon.
The group’s website claims most people become Christians between ages 4 and 14 years old, so they target children with the message that all people are sinful and that only Christian faith will save them from hell.
“The most spiritually productive harvest field anywhere is among the children,” the group says on its website.
But a spokesman for the religious group said it hoped only to reach young people at parks, apartment pools, and other gathering spots to educate them about Christianity.
“Children are easy to manipulate, we all know that,” said Moises Esteves, the group’s vice president. “We don’t use any of the schemes and high-pressure tactics that we’re accused of. Nothing could be further from the truth.”
Or, put another way:
“You see I can’t always get through to you so I go for your son" - Joe Jackson, I’m The Man
Creationist Ken Ham calls to end space program because aliens are going to hell anyway
“Life did not evolve but was specially created by God, as Genesis clearly teaches. Christians certainly shouldn’t expect alien life to be cropping up across the universe,” he continued. “Now the Bible doesn’t say whether there is or is not animal or plant life in outer space. I certainly suspect not.”
Woman drops pants, attacks at burger joint
WASHINGTON— An apparently enraged woman walked into a local burger joint in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood called “Broadway Dick’s Drive-in,” assaulted the employees there, and then dropped her pants.
Seattle police did not identify the woman, but told reporters that she became belligerent when told by the manager to leave, hurling condiments and a charity box at the staff behind the counter. If this wasn’t expressive enough, she pulled down her pants and began performing a “lewd act in front of Dick’s” said police.
She’s been arrested and booked for harassment and assault. She apparently caused $75 worth of damage during her explicit tirade. Sorry, no photos are available.
That last part is kind of a relief…
John le Carré on the late great Philip Seymour Hoffman:
A lot of actors act intelligent, but Philip was the real thing: a shining, artistic polymath with an intelligence that came at you like a pair of headlights and enveloped you from the moment he grabbed your hand, put a huge arm round your neck and shoved a cheek against yours; or if the mood took him, hugged you to him like a big, pudgy schoolboy, then stood and beamed at you while he took stock of the effect.
Philip took vivid stock of everything, all the time. It was painful and exhausting work, and probably in the end his undoing. The world was too bright for him to handle. He had to screw up his eyes or be dazzled to death. Like Chatterton, he went seven times round the moon to your one, and every time he set off, you were never sure he’d come back, which is what I believe somebody said about the German poet Hölderlin: Whenever he left the room, you were afraid you’d seen the last of him. And if that sounds like wisdom after the event, it isn’t. Philip was burning himself out before your eyes. Nobody could live at his pace and stay the course, and in bursts of startling intimacy he needed you to know it.
Really beautiful piece of writing about an once in a lifetimel talent.
Most significantly, [Warren’s] speech now contains a pointed passage on international trade, in which deals like NAFTA and the upcoming TPP deal are framed as yet another way the dice are loaded, and another example of there not being any pea under any of the shells. “These trade deals,” she said, “are done in secret so big corporations can do their dirty work behind closed doors, so they can have their insider access while worker’s rights and environmental regulations are gutted. You know, I’ve actually had people who support these trade deals come up to me and say that they have to be done in secret because, if they weren’t, the people would be opposed. To me, if people would be opposed, then we shouldn’t do the trade deals.”
How stunning that we are now in a place where the obvious sounds downright revolutionary…