The Campaign For DA

4.01.2015

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts




  • Mrs. LL proclaimed last night that no one can sneak up behind her and scare her because she can always sense a person coming up behind her. I pressed her on it. Nope, she said, not possible. 
  • Hillary should select one of the Texas Castro brothers as her vice president nominee. She won't win Texas even if she did, but it could awaken the Hispanic electorate in general. And once they are awakened, it's game over. Not just this election but for years to come. 
  • Not a fan of April Fool's Day. 
  • Bag of Nothing guy is a big fan, and I have no idea how he did that to bagofnothing.com this morning. 
  • I haven't looked for this morning, but I heard a couple of talk radio reports which said a cell phone recording from the passenger compartment of the German jet has been found.  I would think that news would be everywhere but I can't find it. That would be a very bad April Fool's prank.  Edit: It is possibly legit. 
  • I thought the victim in the first item in the Update this morning sounded familiar. I looked him up and he had 11 past arrests -- in Wise County. 
  • The Texas House adjourned at 5:40 a.m. this morning after an 18 hour day of complete silliness arguing over the Texas budget. Probably the "high point" was when Rep. Stuart Spitzer out of Kaufman wanted to move $3 million away from HIV Prevention program and move it to abstinence education since is was the "best prevention".  So another rep asked him on the House floor if abstinence worked for him.  Spitzer replied that he was a virgin when he married at age 29. "I've only had sex with one woman in my life, and that's my wife." Spitzer's amendment passed. 
  • Good grief, listened to a little of the Mark Davis Show's podcast from yesterday and Dennis Prager was on there. He's everywhere hawking his new book on the Ten Commandments (which I wish had an 11th one that said "Thou Shall Not Exploit Thy God To Make Money.")
  • In his arrogant tone, he explained that we are dumb if we interpret "Thou Shall Not Kill" as to actually mean "kill". See, he has studied ancient Hebrew (meaning "Don't challenge me on this") and the original text said "murder" and not "kill".  The two, he says, are different. That is pseudo-intellectualism at his finest. You know how we define murder in Texas and most states? "Intentionally or knowingly causes the death of an individual."  Using that definition of murder, a soldier murders someone. A Texas executioner murders someones. A person who is being robbed but defends himself and shoots his robber has murdered someone. And that's true. But because we don't want to penalize those individuals, we have created defenses and exemptions throughout our law so those people cannot be convicted of murder.  We make it justifiable murder. I'm not saying that the Commandment means we should never kill anyone for any reason -- I have no idea -- but to say "kill" and "murder" are two different things is an attempt to try to be the smartest guy in the room.  
  • And, if you believe him, aren't you a little concerned that he's saying you are reading a King James Version relied upon by millions which uses a word that flat out is not an accurate translation of the original text?
  • Joni Mitchell is intensive care. Whenever I hear her name I think of how an album and song of hers played a part of Love Actually.
  • Man, The Ticket played some of Comedy Central's roast of Justin Bieber and it was shocking. And funny.  Those things are crazy. No matter what is said, everyone gets a pass.
  • Sheesh, forgot about another Prager comment: He believes it simply is impossible and inconceivable that anyone would not sell a product or a service to a gay person because of religious reasons. 
  • The Arkansas legislature followed Indiana's lead on the "religious freedom" law. Hey, Indiana. Arkansas followed you. 


71 comments:

Anonymous said...

No need for an 11th commandment - it's covered right there in the fourth: Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord in vain.

While most people think, "oh, that means I can't say godd*mn," many theologians would argue that it means the name of the Lord should not be misused in any way. Like, you know, hawking a product.

Also, how is it "impossible" and "inconceivable" that anyone would not sell a product/service to a gay person when it has literally happened and been reported, and the person denying the service admitted that was why they were doing it?

Anonymous said...

Regarding awakening the hispanic voter...that is clearly from a page in the liberal playbook. Why do you think immigration reform is high on Barack Hussein Obama's agenda?
You have been studying well young Barry. I am proud.

DF Saul Alinsky

Wurdkyle said...

I like what bagofnothing did there, but in general, April Fool's Day is a beating.

The douchebags of the world love the day. I'd bet my eyeteeth that the guy who copies my username here just LOVES a "good" prank.

Rex Kramer said...

yes, the best way to awaken the Hispanic electorate in general would be to find some candidates of color.

Brilliant

why didn't we think of that?

DF Ted Cruz / Marco Rubio

Anonymous said...

Barry doesn't care that Hillary Clinton lacks integrity, lies regularly and is unfit to hold any office or that she's a disciple of Saul Alinsky.

All he cares about is that she succeeds Barack Obama.

You're a party hack, sir.

wordkyle said...

German airliner cell phone video story is front page Yahoo News. Get away from Daily Kos once in a while, BG.

Anonymous said...

Yes counselor, what we need in the #2 spot is another avowed socialist like one of the Castro twins--reality is stranger than fiction as they say. Castro being the surname of the next batch of up and coming liberal darlings. I wonder if you really do think about what the future holds for your progeny--you seem to have soft and genuine feelings for your kids--but I don't know whether the blinders you are wearing come off occasionally to what is in sore for them. Good luck on their endeavours as they navigate the future minefield of the wasteland of sowed liberal policies coming into fruition.

I am not Sam--but I love green eggs and ham.

Katy Anders said...

As a gay Christian, these new state laws are tough for me.

I'll try and remember to refuse to serve cake to myself if I ever go to Indiana, though.

I didn't even know Indiana was a state until last week. Next you're going to tell me there's such a thing as "Kentucky."

Anonymous said...

The only difference between Skippy and Rep. Stuart Spitzer is that Spitzer waited until 29 on purpose!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes, there is one teeny tiny article about the video from the crash on Yahoo further down the page.

Why do you have to be such a snarky turd about it, Kyle?

Oh yeah. Because you are a snarky turd.

Anonymous said...

9:12 AM -- is it possible to be a gay Christian?

Anonymous said...

Prager is not hawking a book on the Ten Commandments. You attack him when you don't even know what your talking about.

Anonymous said...

April 1 is the Atheist Holiday.

Anonymous said...

If Hillary is all the democrats have....that in itself is a very, very sad thought. God bless America.

Al Gore

Anonymous said...

Murder is the taking of innocent life.

Anonymous said...

As a Catholic, when we examine our conscience, we consider under this commandment, these to be violations:

Fifth Commandment

You shall not kill.

Have I...

-Unjustly and intentionally killed a human being?
-Been involved in an abortion, directly or indirectly (through advice, etc.)?
-Seriously considered or attempted suicide?
-Supported, promoted or encouraged the practice of assisted suicide or mercy killing?
-Deliberately desired to kill an innocent human being?
-Unjustly inflicted bodily harm an another person?
-Unjustly threatened another person with bodily harm?
-Verbally or emotionally abused another person?
-Hated another person, or wished him evil?
-Been prejudiced, or unjustly discriminated against others because of their race, color, nationality, sex or religion?
-Joined a hate group?
-Purposely provoked another by teasing or nagging?
-Recklessly endangered my life or health, or that of another, by my actions?
-Driven recklessly or under the influence of alcohol or other drugs?
-Abused alcohol or other drugs?
-Sold or given drugs to others to use for non-therapeutic purposes?
-Used tobacco immoderately?
-Over-eaten?
-Encouraged others to sin by giving scandal?
-Helped another to commit a mortal sin (through advice, driving them somewhere, etc.?
-Caused serious injury or death by criminal neglect?
-Indulged in serious anger?
-Refused to control my temper?
-Been mean to, quarreled with, or willfully hurt someone?
-Been unforgiving to others, when mercy or pardon was requested?
-Sought revenge or hoped something bad would happen to someone?
-Delighted to see someone else get hurt or suffer?
-Treated animals cruelly, causing them to suffer or die needlessly?


And that is just one commandment.

Anonymous said...

DISD Bond package is a April Fools Joke pleased don't be fooled by it.
.. VOTE NO TO ALL ..

Anonymous said...

RTG girl has very long legs. Luv it.

Says a lot that you think Hillary is a good candidate for the Dems.

Anonymous said...

If you are engaging in homosexual behavior then you do not accept the religion of Jesus and therefore are not a Christian. Jesus taught forgiveness of sin but not the abandonment of the laws of his Father. You cannot receive forgiveness and continue to sin by ignoring His laws. It does not work that way.

Anonymous said...

@0954

turn off and back away from your computer monitor slowly

don't make any sudden movenments and close the door behind you

I think you're on the cusp of making some really idiotic and boneheaded comments on the interweb

those stay forever and you woudn't want them linked back to you at some point

Call us if you need help removing the computer from your home.

Just be glad that we caught it in time

Anonymous said...

@ Katy

you misinterpret things

law just says you don't have to feed yourself cake if you don't want to.

Kinda like not serving pork in a kosher deli or selling bed sheets to a klansman. You do what you want

but by all means, let them eat cake

DF Marie Antionette

Anonymous said...

i wonder if wurdkyle laughs til the point he wets himself everytime he pushes the publish comment button

Anonymous said...

(which I wish had an 11th one that said "Thou Shall Not Exploit Thy God To Make Money.")

We call that one "Thou shalt not take the Lord's name in vain".

In vain means for one's own purpose, which means benefit. I never use a contractor with a damn fish on their van. In trying to show how trustworthy and Christian they are, they're breaking the commandments. For money.

Rage

wordkyle said...

932 - I don't know about your Yahoo, but the story was in the #4 spot in my Yahoo home page news slideshow, at least when I posted my earlier snarky comment.

As for snarking at BG, I appreciate his courtesy in letting me post opposing views, and show my appreciation by occasionally poking him in the ribs. I think he takes it in the same spirit I snark it.

Anonymous said...

9:39 There are many gay Christians, but my guess is your ignorance comes from having lived as a Pharisee.

If Jesus walked this earth today they would be one of the first groups he invited to worship and dine with him.

My advice is that you pick up your bible and find an open spot in your heart for reflection and prayer.

"It may justly be suspected that those have not the grace of God themselves, who are not pleased with others' obtaining it."
-Matthew Henry

Sam Brows said...

9:39 It sure is odd that so many churches out there will offer up counseling for Christian men who beat their wives, Christian men and women who cheat on one another, Christians with drug and alcohol addiction issues, Christians with gambling problems...heck, man churches even have serious Prison Ministry Programs designed to offer outreach services to Christians who are locked up. But let somebody say they are gay and suddenly that person can't be a Christian? Comeon Man, you're better than that.

Anonymous said...

Murder always means kill, but kill does not always mean murder. Murder is a human act, killing is not necessarily. A cougar can kill someone, but not murder. A tornado does not murder anyone.

Anonymous said...

Amazing that we now go crazy when a State passes a law that prevents a private person or business to be forced to knowingly act against religious beliefs.

Anonymous said...

Hey 9:39, I would take 10:35's advice and adhere to the Bible. But if you DO actually join a gang and stone an unclean woman to death and drop her dead body at her father's doorstep, know that you might get in trouble for that. "It's in the Bible" is not going to be a very good defense.

wordkyle said...

Ah, the Christianity-hating experts on Christianity reappear to tell Christians how to practice their faith.

Anonymous said...

10:10...Is it really our place to judge? Would it not be better to welcome them with open arms as Christians and place that onus on our savior? He died for all our sins, and as much as the “god fearing” folks would like you to believe, you never stop sinning. You just did it in your post by showing your hard-heartedness. Maybe when we can quit all of that we can ask our homosexual brethren to go against how God made them. Your Baptist is showing through by the way!!!

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle,

I am a lifelong Christian from small town TX. You can call me a "Christianity-hating expert" all you want but I am not telling anyone how to practice their faith. I am just giving advice since I would like Christianity to thrive by removing the hatred and intolerance that it sometimes fosters. You seem like an intelligent fellow, but you are so filled with hatred and fear you often come across as petty and childlike. I will definitely pray for your soul.

Regards,

10:35

wordkyle said...

1035/1134 - "filled with hatred and fear"?? Where the heck do you get that? Please elaborate, in detail. I'm very curious as to what you base that opinion on.

Katy Anders said...

Thanks, DF. I'll be so relieved when I tell myself!

Wait... I'll be... myself...

When are we going to get that lesson in me vs. I that we were promised by a commenter earlier in the week?

Anonymous said...

The word states that a child of God is a person who does the will of God, giving up their own carnal will.

When Jesus forgave Mary and dispersed the crowd, He told her to go, and sin no more.

We cannot justify remaining in sin if we are doing His will.

If Christ said it and you don't believe it, that doesn't sound like your beliefs reflect His teaching. It's actually denying His teaching.

Denial helps us keep a clear conscience and sleep at night. No one ever believes they will actually go to hell for their behavior!

Anonymous said...

Ah, the Christianity-hating experts on Christianity reappear to tell Christians how to practice their faith.-wordkyle

To be accurate, it's self righteous Christians that are experts on telling everybody else how to practice their faith. Nobody made you the "Official Religion of The United States". If you have any questions, refer to your handy dandy Constitution and the First Amendment.

Keep your religious mumbo jumbo in church where it belongs.

Anonymous said...

11:21 where do you get God fearing folks said that they don't sin everyday? No one said that. At least I didn't read that anywhere. Every last one of us sins everyday, even us God fearing folk, even the gay folk. And God does not make anyone gay or transgender. Sorry to burst your bubble..does.not.happen!

Anonymous said...

It's strange how obsessed Barry is with Dennis Prager. Also, it's ironic that Barry's man crush (Gordon Keith) is a Prager fan.

Anonymous said...

Let's see if I get this straight. Contemporary Christians today believe:

1. Abortion is not murder.
2. LGBT lifestyle is not sin.
3. It is not necessary to confess our sins.
4. The 10 commandments are null & void.
5. Christ's death permits Christians to sin.
6. Christ's death provides unaccountability.
7. Christ's teachings don't matter if I believe He is the son of God.
8. The Holy Bible is not always right.
9. I am given the freedom to behave however I choose under the new covenant.
10. Obedience to the 10 commandments is not required under the new covenant.

If you chose to believe just one of the 10 statements above, you may want to further examine your Christianity.

If you choose not to believe the Holy Bible, why would you even profess Christianity unless you've found a good supper club.

Don't take someone's word for it, read for yourself (red letters only to start...truth). Ask God to show you.

Allowing another person to support and justify your position without personal investigation is drinking Koolaid without reading the ingredients.

Don't live most of your life without considering the possibility that Who I am may not be the person God created me to be. I did and found myself in a living hell.

Anonymous said...

Here's just one example of a quick google search for you, Wordkyle: https://www.google.com/#q=jeffress+intolerance

You can also google Fred Phelps, Jerry Falwell, Indiana Religious Restoration Act, and if that doesn't convince you come one back and check out the comments on this blog from any day ending in y.

Anonymous said...

Sure a lot of folks speaking on my behalf in today's blog that I do not recall authorizing to do so. Time to sprinkle a little pestilence and leprosy to remind folks I call my own shots.

DF Lord God Almighty

Wurdkyle said...

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Oops... I just wet myself.

wordkyle said...

105 - I'm sorry, but I have no idea why you addressed your comment to me.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle @ 11:47

Nearly every single comment or response on anything you perceive as an attack on "conservative" ideals would be a good place to start. Your comments are full of hatred for those unlike you, and you clearly show fear of anything that changes current policy on almost any issue. I am sorry you are blind to that. I can elaborate more if you need.

12:02

Since we are all living in sin and we all do sin, we should not cast out those here on earth who we judge differently based on their brand of sin. I just think that is a job for the big guy.

12:36 First of all, thank you for making my point! And secondly, I suppose you just think those folks wake up one day and decide to live gay because that is the easy road in life? You might try talking with someone in the LGBT community about that. That probably makes you too uncomfortable though since you might find out the truth and have to try and reconcile how God could create a gay person and what you think you know about his teachings. It is more convenient to remain dug in on your backward and ignorant thought.

12:49 That is pure absurdity! If that is what you gleaned from any of my comments, I hope God blesses you with free reading classes because you are already paying dearly for your lack of comprehension.

10:35

Bear said...

I know that Jesus would meet with all of the sinners of this world. But what would He tell them?

Certainly not to continue to sin as they have been.

Bear said...

I see way more hate from the left on this blog than I do from the right. The left believes that if you disagree with their opinion, then you are a hater. Yet they can disagree with the right and it is the right that has the problem.

The liberal left is the most intolerant group of people I have ever met. And they are all intolerant.

Yet they constantly deride the right for it. Hypocrisy I say, HYPOCRISY.

wordkyle said...

145 - why yes, I think you do need to elaborate. You give your conclusions without any sign of the process that led you to them. It's not whether you're right or not; I know for a fact that you're wrong. But I'm very curious as to how you came to be so vehement and certain in arriving at your incorrect conclusions.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle asks for examples of Christian intolerance.

Someone gives him several examples.

Wordkyle acts confused.

Wait--that's not an act.

Anonymous said...

Show me where Jesus says homosexuality is a sin.

Anonymous said...

11:12

I didn't know cougars and mother nature could read the 10 Commandments.

Wow, where have I been all these years?

Anonymous said...

10:04

You must be in a different Catholic church than what I grew up in.

As an example, I think the comments about overeating, alcohol and tobacco use apply more to maintaining your body as a temple for the Lord, not violations of Commandment numero cinco.

Anonymous said...

Bear,

To accept gays into your fellowship is not an exemption of their sin, nor enabling on your part...you do understand that right? If you do so it doesn’t make you complicit in their behavior. That is what is wrong with all the folks opposed to such; you make it about you and not them. By those standards you should treat alcoholics, liars and adulterers the same….but then churches would be empty.

Anonymous said...

Please don't think I'm being intolerant of other peoples' beliefs, because I'm really not.

BUT,

If Jesus said it, I believe Him!

It is not my business if you're gay or a mass murderer, unless you profess Christianity; then you have held yourself to a standard of attitudes, ethics and beliefs. You either believe what Jesus said or you don't...unless you change His words to fit your lifestyle.

If you have a problem with it, take it up with Him. He said it, not me!

12:02 & 12:49 PM

Anonymous said...

1:58 I assure you they are too dumb to see it.

Look at the blogger.

Anonymous said...

1:45 PM

Sorry pal, but we are not "all living in sin".

Yes we all sin, but we all don't live in it.

You might want to think about saying I and me and less of you and we when judging the sin of others.

Anonymous said...

A Christian who struggles with same sex attraction is closer to God than one who is morbidly obese but goes to Braums after church with their Sunday school class.

Anonymous said...

es we all sin, but we all don't live in it.

Katy does. She lives in Montrose.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Why would a Christian struggle with being Gay, if God made them that way? Doesn't that mean God approves of homosexuals? Doesn't everything happen for a reason?

Anonymous said...

2:01

"You give your conclusions without any sign of the process that led you to them."

How about explaining the process you are using when you make the statement:

"I know for a fact that you're wrong"

Anonymous said...

158 just described exactly how the liberal left see his/her group.

Anonymous said...

2:25 PM

Sorry, but the Holy Bible disputes your opinion. The writer's name is Paul, maybe you heard of him?

I know, it's not popular and it's not politically correct. It's God's word, it's the new covenant, it's his way or your way, which do not lead to the same place.

1 Corinthians 5:9-13 I told you not to associate with people who indulge in sexual sin. But I wasn’t talking about unbelievers who indulge in sexual sin, or are greedy, or cheat people, or worship idols. You would have to leave this world to avoid people like that. I meant that you are not to associate with anyone who claims to be a believer yet indulges in sexual sin, or is greedy, or worships idols, or is abusive, or is a drunkard, or cheats people. Don’t even eat with such people.

It isn’t my responsibility to judge outsiders, but it certainly is your responsibility to judge those inside the church who are sinning. God will judge those on the outside; but as the Scriptures say, “You must remove the evil person from among you.”


Personally, I would rather be a part of a church with 10 members who seek God's will in their life than one with 2,000 members that don't believe or follow God's word or will.

I know...I would miss all the great ice cream suppers, group vacations, sports and cultural events.

You people need to wake up! It's in black and white! I didn't write it!

Talk all the love, grace and forgiveness you want, but sin is disobedience and 7 are called deadly for a reason.

Anonymous said...

The Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front and the Left in America today seem the same.

Denney Crane said...

Oh my, this is heating up nicely. I'm signing up for emails.

Have a nice day! God bless everyone!

Anonymous said...

RTG: Good job BG.

But who do the flip flops belong to?

Anonymous said...

This thing went down the crapper fast as soon as the Talibaptists and Mussolinimethodists started debating god and queers.

Can we talk about gardens for a while or are y'all mad about okra too?

wordkyle said...

217 - You'll need to show where I asked for examples of Christian intolerance.

348 - Because I was described as commenting with hatred and fear (to paraphrase) and I know that to be incorrect, because I am the one commenting. See, I don't know if the person was sincere or just trying to be clever. If sincere, then providing support for the accusations should be simple.

Anonymous said...

4:10

So you are referring to the apostle Paul, formerly known as Saul of Tarsus.

You better call him.

Anonymous said...

Ok all you fairies and homos can try to interpret the bible to your liking but it doesn't work that way. You are sinning in the eyes of god and you will pay for your sins in the end. To bad for you.

Anonymous said...

Heard there was another shooting in montague county,and we ain't even figured out the first one

Anonymous said...

5:55 PM

Hey, I called him like you asked. He said he can't wait to meet you so he can ask you why you wouldn't adhere to his instructions for the New Testament Church?

He said that one church member living in sin could infect the whole congregation and give the appearance that the sin is acceptable in the church. His accent was hard to understand...

He said he would try to help you out when the time came, but couldn't guarantee anything since he doesn't make the final decisions there...

4:10 :D

Anonymous said...

Still wondering about all that stuff Jesus said. He wrote exactly nothing. The gospel writers never met or hear a word from Jesus. Who recorded all this stuff we're supposed to be doing or not doing?
Now everyone knows God talked directly with those Old Test authors or left behind some inscribed stone tablets.