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(Fox News)   Have you seen the retirement house that Rev. Jeremiah Wright is building? Goddamn   ( divider line
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2008-03-28 11:32:52 AM  
talk about an ugly typical suburban track home. Too bad the lord didn't bless him with taste.
2008-03-28 11:40:35 AM  
Nice to see all the Dog Whistle 'whitey' comments. This has to go on record as the most faux outrage in a single fark thread, but since all those comments look the same...

/checkout Rod Parsley's fortune
//makes Whright look like a house negro
2008-03-28 12:07:48 PM  
I think its funny a couple people have refered to the reverend as "reverend White". Don't judge the man by the color of his skin. Even though he looks whiter than Barack, he really IS black, and his name is Reverend Wright.

/how much above-the-table loot a preacher recieves from his flock does not concern me
2008-03-28 12:14:18 PM  
"where white folks' greed runs a world in need"
Rev. Wright

"Some people think deals like this are hypocritical. Jeremiah Wright himself criticizes people from the pulpit for middle classism, for too much materialism," said Andrew Walsh, Associate Director of the Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life with Trinity College in Hartford, Conn.
2008-03-28 12:17:17 PM  
Fark religion.

Religion profits by convincing human beings that our animal impulses are somehow wrong or sinful. It doesn't matter that as a rational being you can choose to indulge, or not to indulge certain impulses -- it is that you have impulses at all that is the problem.

This sets us at odds with our mammalian nature where to have a thought is to be somehow corrupt and creates a cycle of guilt that can only be releved through pennace and usually donations.

Want to create your very own flock?

1. Convince people that you, and you alone have "the truth."

2. Convince these same people that anyone who doesn't believe in this "truth" verbatim must either convert or be lost.

3. Profit.

Religion is the ultimate equal-opportunity scam. All it takes is an ESTP Meyer's Briggs profile and a bit of charm and you've got a license to print money, schtupp your followers, and probably not even pay taxes. Hell, you could probably even have breakfast with the President.

/has issues with religion
//O RLY?
2008-03-28 12:29:07 PM  
DempseySR26: There should be no such thing as a wealthy Democrat. They should be donating all their money to fund entitlement programs that they preach.

But then how would they afford second (third, fourth, etc) homes, fleets of SUVs, and trips to Europe?

If the Obamas have taught us anything, it is how hard it is for Democats to get by on a mere $250,000 a year.
2008-03-28 12:39:06 PM  
Prostitution - World's oldest profession
Organized Religion - World's oldest racket

One could make the argument that the first is more honorable, as its practitioners adhere to a work ethic and actually earn the proceeds they derive therefrom.

/my two cents
2008-03-28 01:36:11 PM  
...people still go to church? Wow.

/And what's up with that tax exempt status?/
2008-03-28 02:13:08 PM  
Sheep are for shearing.
/Flock ewe!
2008-03-28 03:12:22 PM  
Wow...that house is almost big enough for a greedy, white person to live in...'cause all of us are rich...of course.
2008-03-28 04:56:36 PM  

Especially since he's not a massive patron of the arts, international diplomatic advocate for peace, and doesn't have 99.99% of his properties open to the public free of charge.

I guess the $20 to get into the Vatican Museum is in that .01%, since the billion dollars they generate from tickets, concessions, and gift sales is practically non-existant.
2008-03-28 04:56:57 PM  
stevegoggans: Wow...that house is almost big enough for a greedy, white person to live in...'cause all of us are rich...of course.

Hey. Could you forward me that clip where Wright says that all white people all rich and evil. I have been looking for it, BUT IT DOESN'T FARKING EXIST!
2008-03-28 05:46:46 PM  

"The admission that coercion is, and will always be, the Left's solution to all life's problems brings needed clarity to the political discussion."

Kinda like the Right's belief that unfettered capitalism is the solutions to all life's problems? Hey look, I can paint with a broad brush too!

It's fun to fight with slogans

Your's is a very inconsistent form of sloganeering.

I'm sure you would agree that unfettered freedom of political speech is a good thing and state control of political speech a bad thing. I agree,too.

So then, I find that your stand on state control of an individual's freedom to conduct a business, through some form of coersion, is odd, to say the least.

It's kind of like the "slippery slope" argument and freedom of the press. Once, you say "a little censorship won't hurt", the next guy who comes along, can say, "Well, if that didn't hurt, a little more won't hurt either!"

The Left says, "A little economic coercion didn't hurt. In fact, it's good for the nation. So then, even more economic coercion, will be even better for the nation."

The Democrats are always promising to grab somebody's assets, because it's how they control their core constituents. They have to have something to give them. The more voters that they include in the handouts the more control they have over the population. Social Secruity is the best example of this strategy.
2008-03-28 07:44:21 PM  

"How do you fit the fact that the defense establishment has routinely peculated far more money than the welfare budget into this?"

Didn't you have to take a test on the Constitution and how the government works?

Did you add Social Security and Medicare in?

A signal been jammed, alright.
2008-03-28 08:25:48 PM  
Two Cats One Bowl:

1) The dealings with Rezko has been completely cleared up. I have yet to hear anything he did wrong in connection with Rezko.

2) So his church decided to buy a fancy retirement house for its pastor. Um, OK. How does this reflect negatively on Obama again?

Earth to bowl:

1) Oh, they have! Well, who put that tidbit out? And why has Obama, repeatedly, "misremember" his past dealings with Rezko? The Rezko trial will have our Guv is putting on his swim trunks for his toilet bowl death spiral for being a corrupt piece of crap. And, oh yeah, he's a good Democrat, too. Is the Rezko trial done with Obama? We won't hear from him first, I bet.

2) I think I've responded to the same question yesterday, but, hey bowl, you might be misremembering, too. House = Nothing, except gross hypocrisy on the Rev's part, as he's an advocate fighting for the poor. "Maybe tomorrow, I'm going to launch a blistering attack on the "Man", while relaxing in my home theater, brothers and sisters. By the way, how was the collection this Sunday?"

So, I notice, in the news today, that Obama says the Rev's "contrite". I bet he is....not! But, once again, Obama misremembered "my mentor" saying anything about his, how should I say it, odd beliefs, in the past 20 years. The "Hope Meister" is not a very good student, is he?

Hey bowl, he can't remember and he doesn't listen, but, he's got you, his "supporter", as you have said. Does his wife know you two are that close to his "boys"?
2008-03-28 08:38:06 PM  
Two Cats One Bowl:

Actually, Romans had a pretty extensive social welfare system for the era, including free bread and entertainment for the poor . . .

My head is beginning to hurt!

Bowl, when people use the phrase "bread and circuses", when describing how a politician handles the electorate, are they saying it with approval?

I've always liked the Romans, with their devil-may-care, no nonsense, "Your going to get civilized or we'll kill you!" attitude. But I don't think you understand what the Emperors were doing. No, not one little bit, bowl.
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