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(Talking Points Memo)   Remember the Congressional stenographer who was carried off the House floor after yelling about Freemasons? Her husband says that "God was speaking through [her]"   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 125
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2014-03-17 06:39:40 PM  

Lurk sober post drunk: RatMaster999: I missed hearing about this...

/had Installation at the Lodge last night
//taking another tour in the Junior Steward's chair
///Dad wasn't able to dodge the bullet any longer and took the Master's seat
////this time next year, mine will be the only generation in the family without a Past Master

Senior Deacon this year.  Raising my best friend on the 27th.


I just left Senior Deacon.  Sadly, I work nights, so I can rarely get away for the meetings.  That and my Lodge is about a 2hr drive...


Awesome!
 
2014-03-17 06:40:02 PM  
She nuts, but, kind of good looking, for an older woman.  She was probably a babe in her younger, crazy college days.  Thinking about it, all her days have probably been pretty crazy.
 
2014-03-17 06:41:38 PM  
I didnt have a breakdown, it was my imaginary friend talking through me.
 
2014-03-17 06:42:32 PM  
from reviewing the video I now know the origins for the tiny-face Mitt Romney meme.
 
2014-03-17 06:42:40 PM  
"I did not have a breakdown", says the women who very clearly had a breakdown and ongoing mental problems. Along with her husband.
 
2014-03-17 06:44:04 PM  
Wait a minute!  God is a Freemason?
 
2014-03-17 06:46:27 PM  
To all you naysayers - The Lord works in mysterious ways...
 
2014-03-17 06:46:42 PM  
FTFA: Identifying themselves as "Bible-believing Christians,"
img.4plebs.org
 
2014-03-17 06:48:07 PM  
Maybe these two have whatever Randy Quaid and his wife have.  The mental illness I mean.
 
2014-03-17 06:49:52 PM  
Seems to me like everyone, including the woman and her husband, are jumping to all kinds of conclusions. Which god was speaking through her? Loki? Shiva? Horus? Perhaps the nameless genius loci of the House chamber itself? These questions are important.

/if she's gonna claim it was YHVH, she damn well better be telling the truth
//I hear that one gets really shirty about people falsely claiming to speak for Him
 
2014-03-17 06:50:29 PM  

BluVeinThrobber: Wait a minute!  God is a Freemason?


Well technically he's the architect.
 
2014-03-17 06:50:39 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-17 06:50:47 PM  

badhatharry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yfOhwF0DV8


I saw this a while ago. I don't there was anything nefarious with them inserting her elevator speech in with the video of her at the podium. I think it was a simple case of the mic at the podium wasn't on so what she said wasn't recorded, so they dubbed in her elevator speech because they didn't have the time to fit the whole video into the segment and explain what was going on. And I guess they figured the video of her being dragged from the podium was more dramatic than the video of her being stuffed in an elevator.

What the question should be is what did she say at the podium and who was the man she was talking to and what did he say to her before she got up and went to the podium?
 
2014-03-17 06:51:17 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: exick: It's good that the holy spirit is handing out assignments now. The Ghost Board was getting ready to come down on it since it became pretty notorious for being a slide prof, what with only requiring an hour a week and an occasional fainting spell to get by.

I always figured the "Holy Spirit" was something they made up so there would be a triple invisible sky god.  I mean, God I can understand.  Jesus I can understand.  But once you've covered all that territory, how in hell do you come up with something as lame as a "holy spirit"?  Nobody even knows what the hell it does, besides making weird people talk funny.


Humans have an affinity for threes. "Lock, stock, and barrel". "Me, myself, and I." "This, that, and the other", "signed, sealed, and delivered", "Two in the pink, one in the stink", etc...
 
2014-03-17 06:51:56 PM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: BluVeinThrobber: Wait a minute!  God is a Freemason?

Well technically he's the architect.


I'm confused
 
2014-03-17 06:53:10 PM  

whatshisname: What's God got against Freemasons?


According to the true-believing Jesus freaks, the problem is that we require a belief in a supreme being - thus making us in the eyes of the Jesusy crowd nominally religious - and since we don't care whether you are Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Mooslim, Zoastrian, Hindu, a Zues/Jupiter follower, vague non-specific deist (like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and myriad other founding fathers were, despite the Christians' attempts to rewrite history), or whatever, then we are somehow denying Jesus and are therefore Santanists.

They also don't understand that words have multiple meanings, depending upon context - and they have no awareness of history or anything outside of the USA.. Throughout the English-speaking world, aside from the U.S., the "worshipful" is an honorific ranking below "honourable". Mayors, for example are "worshipful," or "his worship", in Canada, the UK, Ausatralia, New Zealand, and elsewhere; "honourable" is reserved for provincial and federal officials. It doesn't mean that the citizens pray to their mayor, or think he's a deity; it is the traditional meaning: "respect". In keeping with the traditional meaning, the master of a lodge is still called "worshipful".  The religious nutbags only know how to apply the modern, perverted meaning of worship, and have yet another reason to get bent out of shape.

Frankly, I'm quite glad that they dislike Masonry, as I don't enjoy associating with asshats like them, and their feelings about the fraternity keep them from petitioning and thus imposing themselves upon me.
 
2014-03-17 06:56:33 PM  
The people in power just want you to think these people are insane... You have been warned
 
2014-03-17 06:57:38 PM  
The nutjobs at that Youtube link think there was some kind of conspiracy to silence her from speaking the truth.  Only Youtube commentors could make her seem more sane by comparison.
 
2014-03-17 06:58:17 PM  

Close2TheEdge: We believe with all our hearts that what took place that night was God speaking through Dianne," her husband said, "bringing forth the word of correction to our government and hopefully... before he brings his judgment ... on our country."

Yeah well, whatever you nutballs want to believe is fine.  You still don't get to disrupt the proceedings on the floor of Congress with your religious nonsense.


...................but they had to pass the bill to find out what was in the bill.

/bill
 
2014-03-17 06:59:07 PM  

Sofa King Smart: god is formless...  jesus is god in human form... hmmm, how did mary get pregnant?  ghost... 'holy' ghost.


Gabriel.

/linked just in case
//Hellblazer #64
///slashies, like God and the Morrigan, come in threes.
 
2014-03-17 06:59:36 PM  
I find this terribly sad.

Those people need psychiatric help.
 
2014-03-17 07:00:45 PM  
Ed Grubermann:
Humans have an affinity for threes. "Lock, stock, and barrel". "Me, myself, and I." "This, that, and the other", "signed, sealed, and delivered", "Two in the pink, one in the stink", etc...

The three principal officers, the three greater lights, the three lesser lights, the three degrees, et cet, The compasses are ideally opened to 60 degrees so as to form an equilateral triangle (the third side being the invisible line between the points).
 
2014-03-17 07:00:51 PM  
Who controls the British crown?
Who keeps the metric system down?
 
2014-03-17 07:01:49 PM  

rbuzby: The nutjobs at that Youtube link think there was some kind of conspiracy to silence her from speaking the truth.  Only Youtube commentors could make her seem more sane by comparison.


wakinguniverse.files.wordpress.com

You have no idea.
 
2014-03-17 07:03:16 PM  

Close2TheEdge
2014-03-17 05:56:18 PM


We believe with all our hearts that what took place that night was God speaking through Dianne," her husband said, "bringing forth the word of correction to our government and hopefully... before he brings his judgment ... on our country."

Yeah well, whatever you nutballs want to believe is fine. You still don't get to disrupt the proceedings on the floor of Congress with your religious nonsense.

I bet you don't have the same opinion when some group of lib-tards starts shouting.

// both are insane.
 
2014-03-17 07:04:12 PM  
So this all powerful God can't get enough people elected to office to do his bidding?
 
2014-03-17 07:04:33 PM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: BluVeinThrobber: Wait a minute!  God is a Freemason?

Well technically he's the architect.


I thought that the architect was Karl Rove.
 
2014-03-17 07:05:40 PM  
eraser8: I find this terribly sad.

Those people need psychiatric help.


Dont worry, Obamacare
 
2014-03-17 07:11:58 PM  

MisterTweak: How, precisely, do we discern someone who is just a vessel of God, from someone who's, well, a vessel of cow manure? I seem to recall there's some sort of flotation test or something...


The vessel of cow manure actually serves a useful purpose, even if it does stink like, well, manure.
 
2014-03-17 07:17:48 PM  

ongbok: badhatharry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yfOhwF0DV8

I saw this a while ago. I don't there was anything nefarious with them inserting her elevator speech in with the video of her at the podium. I think it was a simple case of the mic at the podium wasn't on so what she said wasn't recorded, so they dubbed in her elevator speech because they didn't have the time to fit the whole video into the segment and explain what was going on. And I guess they figured the video of her being dragged from the podium was more dramatic than the video of her being stuffed in an elevator.

What the question should be is what did she say at the podium and who was the man she was talking to and what did he say to her before she got up and went to the podium?


She seemed perfectly normal until the guy gave her the nod. It looks like a post-hypnotic cue.
 
2014-03-17 07:18:06 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: exick: It's good that the holy spirit is handing out assignments now. The Ghost Board was getting ready to come down on it since it became pretty notorious for being a slide prof, what with only requiring an hour a week and an occasional fainting spell to get by.

I always figured the "Holy Spirit" was something they made up so there would be a triple invisible sky god.  I mean, God I can understand.  Jesus I can understand.  But once you've covered all that territory, how in hell do you come up with something as lame as a "holy spirit"?  Nobody even knows what the hell it does, besides making weird people talk funny.


If you want the more serious theological answer, God is the diety, Jesus is the human manifestation, the Holy Spirit is a formless entity that imbues itself into every human soul. The schismy stuff comes over questions of whether they're different forms of one supreme being or three separate entities.

The Quakers do a lot more talking about the Holy Spirit than most, so have a couple good descriptions. "That of God in everybody" "The Inner Light", "The Seed". God and Jesus are external, the Holy Spirit is internal. It's a little chunk of God that everyone holds inside of them, which makes everybody holy*.


*Statement does not apply to Puritans or their offshoots, who think only the select get bits of the Holy Spirit, that it's determined at birth, and that everyone else burns in hell.
 
2014-03-17 07:22:01 PM  
I have family members filled with the holy spirit.  They don't work, preach on facebook, and pray 8 hours a day.  Having them work would just displace the holy and cause the devil to enter their lives.

//The holy as they see it, in their own little world.
//Wants to be a pastor one day
//Hard-right Calvinism
//You're all the devil in disguise
//St. Slashy
 
2014-03-17 07:22:37 PM  
Religion: Giving excuses for psychotic behavior since forever
 
2014-03-17 07:29:41 PM  

cptjeff: Marcus Aurelius: exick: It's good that the holy spirit is handing out assignments now. The Ghost Board was getting ready to come down on it since it became pretty notorious for being a slide prof, what with only requiring an hour a week and an occasional fainting spell to get by.

I always figured the "Holy Spirit" was something they made up so there would be a triple invisible sky god.  I mean, God I can understand.  Jesus I can understand.  But once you've covered all that territory, how in hell do you come up with something as lame as a "holy spirit"?  Nobody even knows what the hell it does, besides making weird people talk funny.

If you want the more serious theological answer, God is the diety, Jesus is the human manifestation, the Holy Spirit is a formless entity that imbues itself into every human soul. The schismy stuff comes over questions of whether they're different forms of one supreme being or three separate entities.

The Quakers do a lot more talking about the Holy Spirit than most, so have a couple good descriptions. "That of God in everybody" "The Inner Light", "The Seed". God and Jesus are external, the Holy Spirit is internal. It's a little chunk of God that everyone holds inside of them, which makes everybody holy*.


*Statement does not apply to Puritans or their offshoots, who think only the select get bits of the Holy Spirit, that it's determined at birth, and that everyone else burns in hell.


Christopher Moore used basically that notion, using the 'Divine Spark' term for it, in Lamb. When Jesus was returning from having learned Kung Fu and Yoga in the Far East, he was trying to come up with a way to explain the Spark to the Israelites, and his cousin John the Baptist suggests 'Holy Ghost' instead, since people get ghosts.
 
2014-03-17 07:34:06 PM  
So when I was a ute, in Catholic grade school, they started running this Trinity concept by us very early on.  I never understood their reasoning for it.  If God was going enter into your being, why did he have to take a different form and be represented by a bird?  It, to me, was all part of this schizoid personality thing, that God had going (yes, i didn't know anything about schizophrenia at that age, but, I knew bizarre behavior when I saw it) and put me on the road to agnosticism by the time I hit Catholic high school, and then atheism, by the time I graduated.

/I always wondered why the Sacred Heart of Jesus was on fire, but, was smart enough not to ask.  I know symbolism was a big part of it, but c'mon, it was the 20th century and they weren't talking to the peasants anymore.
 
2014-03-17 07:51:50 PM  

Arachnophobe: cptjeff: Marcus Aurelius: exick: It's good that the holy spirit is handing out assignments now. The Ghost Board was getting ready to come down on it since it became pretty notorious for being a slide prof, what with only requiring an hour a week and an occasional fainting spell to get by.

I always figured the "Holy Spirit" was something they made up so there would be a triple invisible sky god.  I mean, God I can understand.  Jesus I can understand.  But once you've covered all that territory, how in hell do you come up with something as lame as a "holy spirit"?  Nobody even knows what the hell it does, besides making weird people talk funny.

If you want the more serious theological answer, God is the diety, Jesus is the human manifestation, the Holy Spirit is a formless entity that imbues itself into every human soul. The schismy stuff comes over questions of whether they're different forms of one supreme being or three separate entities.

The Quakers do a lot more talking about the Holy Spirit than most, so have a couple good descriptions. "That of God in everybody" "The Inner Light", "The Seed". God and Jesus are external, the Holy Spirit is internal. It's a little chunk of God that everyone holds inside of them, which makes everybody holy*.


*Statement does not apply to Puritans or their offshoots, who think only the select get bits of the Holy Spirit, that it's determined at birth, and that everyone else burns in hell.

Christopher Moore used basically that notion, using the 'Divine Spark' term for it, in Lamb. When Jesus was returning from having learned Kung Fu and Yoga in the Far East, he was trying to come up with a way to explain the Spark to the Israelites, and his cousin John the Baptist suggests 'Holy Ghost' instead, since people get ghosts.


Apparently Mohammed failed to get ghosts, but would have enjoyed Kung Fu.
 
2014-03-17 07:52:34 PM  
Choosing to be stuck on the rungs of one of the many ladders instead of choosing to leap off, leaving the ladder behind forever, will drive you mad. So very many have gone mad.
 
2014-03-17 07:55:15 PM  
True confession:

I've only ever had refried beans and cabbage rolls speak through me.
 
2014-03-17 08:02:51 PM  

MisterTweak: How, precisely, do we discern someone who is just a vessel of God, from someone who's, well, a vessel of cow manure? I seem to recall there's some sort of flotation test or something...


It depends whether or not you want what they are saying to be true.
 
2014-03-17 08:09:30 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: exick: It's good that the holy spirit is handing out assignments now. The Ghost Board was getting ready to come down on it since it became pretty notorious for being a slide prof, what with only requiring an hour a week and an occasional fainting spell to get by.

I always figured the "Holy Spirit" was something they made up so there would be a triple invisible sky god.  I mean, God I can understand.  Jesus I can understand.  But once you've covered all that territory, how in hell do you come up with something as lame as a "holy spirit"?  Nobody even knows what the hell it does, besides making weird people talk funny.


I made the world in six days I'm omnipotent and omnipresent, but I need to got through a whole load of convoluted rubbish to with virgin pregnancy and human sacrifice to save you all. And now there's three of me, who are also all of me *waves hands* I'm pretty mystic
 
2014-03-17 08:15:03 PM  
Sidecrab:

I made the world in six days I'm omnipotent and omnipresent, but I need to got through a whole load of convoluted rubbish to with virgin pregnancy and human sacrifice to save you all. And now there's three of me, who are also all of me *waves hands* I'm pretty mystic

And now I've come back to speak to a stenographer and make her look crazy.  I work in mysterious ways.  *More jazz hands*
 
2014-03-17 08:28:52 PM  


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2014-03-17 09:02:33 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Anyone that starts a sentence with "I want to tell you what took place in our lives" is about to tell you just how batshiat insane they are.



What do have for our Winner Johnny???
 
2014-03-17 09:06:32 PM  

OnlyM3: Close2TheEdge
2014-03-17 05:56:18 PM


We believe with all our hearts that what took place that night was God speaking through Dianne," her husband said, "bringing forth the word of correction to our government and hopefully... before he brings his judgment ... on our country."

Yeah well, whatever you nutballs want to believe is fine. You still don't get to disrupt the proceedings on the floor of Congress with your religious nonsense.
I bet you don't have the same opinion when some group of lib-tards starts shouting.

// both are insane.


I bet your wrong.

So there.
 
2014-03-17 09:29:56 PM  

BluVeinThrobber: I'm confused


It was a joke: in Freemasonry God is referred to as the Grand Architect, since a mason just puts the stones where the architect tells them.
 
2014-03-17 09:32:41 PM  

HopScotchNSoda: whatshisname: What's God got against Freemasons?

According to the true-believing Jesus freaks, the problem is that we require a belief in a supreme being - thus making us in the eyes of the Jesusy crowd nominally religious - and since we don't care whether you are Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Mooslim, Zoastrian, Hindu, a Zues/Jupiter follower, vague non-specific deist (like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and myriad other founding fathers were, despite the Christians' attempts to rewrite history), or whatever, then we are somehow denying Jesus and are therefore Santanists.

They also don't understand that words have multiple meanings, depending upon context - and they have no awareness of history or anything outside of the USA.. Throughout the English-speaking world, aside from the U.S., the "worshipful" is an honorific ranking below "honourable". Mayors, for example are "worshipful," or "his worship", in Canada, the UK, Ausatralia, New Zealand, and elsewhere; "honourable" is reserved for provincial and federal officials. It doesn't mean that the citizens pray to their mayor, or think he's a deity; it is the traditional meaning: "respect". In keeping with the traditional meaning, the master of a lodge is still called "worshipful".  The religious nutbags only know how to apply the modern, perverted meaning of worship, and have yet another reason to get bent out of shape.

Frankly, I'm quite glad that they dislike Masonry, as I don't enjoy associating with asshats like them, and their feelings about the fraternity keep them from petitioning and thus imposing themselves upon me.


ALL HAIL SANTA!
 
2014-03-17 09:41:45 PM  

Fusilier: Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: BluVeinThrobber: Wait a minute!  God is a Freemason?

Well technically he's the architect.

I thought that the architect was Karl Rove.


Common mistake, but incorrect.

static.guim.co.uk
 
2014-03-17 09:51:56 PM  
FTFA: "I did not have a breakdown," Dianne Reidy said in the 38 minute long video..."

I agree. She didn't have a breakdown, she is just Batsh*t insane. She needs heavy doses of thorazine to be able not hear those voices in her head.
 
2014-03-17 10:15:41 PM  
 
2014-03-17 10:24:36 PM  

Kumana Wanalaia: The holy spirit is what descended on Jesus like a dove when he was baptised by John.


Do doves have some special method of descent?
 
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