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2014-05-02 01:09:47 PM  
I actually graduated high school with this clowns wife.
 
2014-05-02 01:13:05 PM  
"Now," he continued, without a hint of irony, "if technology's supposed to increase our knowledge, how did we become so stupid?
 
2014-05-02 01:13:09 PM  
Let's just ignore that whole "ALL men are created equal" part, shall we...
 
2014-05-02 01:13:11 PM  
Roy Moore is a farking idiot.
 
2014-05-02 01:14:38 PM  
Chief Justice Moore later defined "life" via Blackstone's Law - a book that American lawyers have "sadly forgotten" - as beginning when "the baby kicks." "Today," he said, "our courts say it's not alive 'til the head comes out."

"Now," he continued, "if technology's supposed to increase our knowledge, how did we become so stupid?" Discussing Thomas Jefferson's use of "life" in the Declaration of Independence, he said that "when [Jefferson] put 'life' in there, it was in the womb - we know it begins at conception. Why aren't we going the right way instead of the wrong way?"


So, which is it?  At conception, or when the baby kicks?  And how do you feel about science knowing that babies move before they kick - is this a gray area for you?  Some babies kick earlier than others - are you going to write a law that gives a time frame, or rely on the mother to accurately report the kicking?

In other words, You're an idiot.
 
2014-05-02 01:15:49 PM  
FTFA: "Watch Chief Justice Roy Moore's entire speech below."

NOPE

But fark this guy. Maybe he should go re-read the Treaty of Tripoli. Also, the freaks on the Mayflower didn't form the nation either. It isn't like there weren't any people here already. fark the Puritans, they're terrible and the fact that people still reference their really stupid philosophies is a good part of what's holding this nation back in the modern world.
 
2014-05-02 01:16:28 PM  
Oh - and this little gem -

He later said that "you can't be happy unless you follow God's law, and if you follow God's law, you can't help but be happy."

I can honestly say, the most miserable people I've ever known were religious fundamentalists who were scrupulous about following their god's law.
 
2014-05-02 01:16:33 PM  
Roy Moore is a disgrace to the legal profession.

He's the judge who had the Ten Commandments put in front of his court, and had to be sued in order to have them removed.

He is, to put it bluntly, a clown who cares more about enforcing what he thinks is God's law than Man's law, which he swore an oath to uphold.
 
2014-05-02 01:17:37 PM  
Also, if I were ever a non-Christian who had to deal with a First Amendment challenge before him, I'd be kicking and screaming bloody murder if he refused to recuse himself.
 
2014-05-02 01:18:37 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Oh - and this little gem -

He later said that "you can't be happy unless you follow God's law, and if you follow God's law, you can't help but be happy."

I can honestly say, the most miserable people I've ever known were religious fundamentalists who were scrupulous about following their god's law.


You've got to understand that their definition of "happy" is about as accurate as their definitions of "theory" and "thought" and "right" and "wrong." That is, their definition is as unrelated to reality as anything else they believe.
 
2014-05-02 01:43:29 PM  

Rincewind53: Roy Moore is a disgrace to the legal profession.

He's the judge who had the Ten Commandments put in front of his court, and had to be sued in order to have them removed.

He is, to put it bluntly, a clown who cares more about enforcing what he thinks is God's law than Man's law, which he swore an oath to uphold.


Ah right. I knew I recognized this asshats name
 
2014-05-02 01:44:29 PM  
i knew it was roy moore before clicking. he is unfit to sit on the bench and should be impeached.
 
2014-05-02 01:45:35 PM  
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2014-05-02 01:46:51 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Oh - and this little gem -

He later said that "you can't be happy unless you follow God's law, and if you follow God's law, you can't help but be happy."


Wonderful. As if the asshattery weren't enough, he has to toss in an earworm to boot.
 
2014-05-02 01:50:34 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Chief Justice Moore later defined "life" via Blackstone's Law - a book that American lawyers have "sadly forgotten" - as beginning when "the baby kicks." "Today," he said, "our courts say it's not alive 'til the head comes out."

"Now," he continued, "if technology's supposed to increase our knowledge, how did we become so stupid?" Discussing Thomas Jefferson's use of "life" in the Declaration of Independence, he said that "when [Jefferson] put 'life' in there, it was in the womb - we know it begins at conception. Why aren't we going the right way instead of the wrong way?"

So, which is it?  At conception, or when the baby kicks?  And how do you feel about science knowing that babies move before they kick - is this a gray area for you?  Some babies kick earlier than others - are you going to write a law that gives a time frame, or rely on the mother to accurately report the kicking?

In other words, You're an idiot.


So in other words he supports  Roe v.Wade. which held that during the first trimester,  no restrictions could be placed on abortions, and it was only until the second trimester (which is roughly when Blacktstone's "quickening" occurs) that the state could assert an interest in the life of the potential child
 
2014-05-02 01:53:49 PM  

Magorn: Benevolent Misanthrope: Chief Justice Moore later defined "life" via Blackstone's Law - a book that American lawyers have "sadly forgotten" - as beginning when "the baby kicks." "Today," he said, "our courts say it's not alive 'til the head comes out."

"Now," he continued, "if technology's supposed to increase our knowledge, how did we become so stupid?" Discussing Thomas Jefferson's use of "life" in the Declaration of Independence, he said that "when [Jefferson] put 'life' in there, it was in the womb - we know it begins at conception. Why aren't we going the right way instead of the wrong way?"

So, which is it?  At conception, or when the baby kicks?  And how do you feel about science knowing that babies move before they kick - is this a gray area for you?  Some babies kick earlier than others - are you going to write a law that gives a time frame, or rely on the mother to accurately report the kicking?

In other words, You're an idiot.

So in other words he supports  Roe v.Wade. which held that during the first trimester,  no restrictions could be placed on abortions, and it was only until the second trimester (which is roughly when Blacktstone's "quickening" occurs) that the state could assert an interest in the life of the potential child


Well, that's the question.  On the one hand he says life begins at the quickening.  But then goes on to say it begins at conception.  I'm pretty sure he has no idea that these are different, though, so vote Republican.
 
2014-05-02 02:02:31 PM  
"They didn't bring the Koran over on the pilgrim ship"

He sounds smart.
 
2014-05-02 02:03:39 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Magorn: Benevolent Misanthrope: Chief Justice Moore later defined "life" via Blackstone's Law - a book that American lawyers have "sadly forgotten" - as beginning when "the baby kicks." "Today," he said, "our courts say it's not alive 'til the head comes out."

"Now," he continued, "if technology's supposed to increase our knowledge, how did we become so stupid?" Discussing Thomas Jefferson's use of "life" in the Declaration of Independence, he said that "when [Jefferson] put 'life' in there, it was in the womb - we know it begins at conception. Why aren't we going the right way instead of the wrong way?"

So, which is it?  At conception, or when the baby kicks?  And how do you feel about science knowing that babies move before they kick - is this a gray area for you?  Some babies kick earlier than others - are you going to write a law that gives a time frame, or rely on the mother to accurately report the kicking?

In other words, You're an idiot.

So in other words he supports  Roe v.Wade. which held that during the first trimester,  no restrictions could be placed on abortions, and it was only until the second trimester (which is roughly when Blacktstone's "quickening" occurs) that the state could assert an interest in the life of the potential child

Well, that's the question.  On the one hand he says life begins at the quickening.  But then goes on to say it begins at conception.  I'm pretty sure he has no idea that these are different, though, so vote Republican.


Give Ray Moore Cedit for knowing anything is a stretch .  It really is a travesty that he's not only a judge but the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama.....that's almost unbelievable to me.

And on the list of things he knows jack shiat about add this:
"They didn't bring the Koran over on the pilgrim ship," he continued. "Let's get real, let's go back and learn our history. Let's stop playing games."

well, perhaps not on the   Mayflower itself but that was hardly the first group of colonists in America, and the Koran actually was a pretty common book in colonial times.  This one belonged to someone Ray Moore may recognize named Thomas Jefferson what with him  being a Founding Father and all:
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And these two have been here since 1683:
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2014-05-02 02:09:39 PM  

Magorn: Give Ray Moore Cedit for knowing anything is a stretch . It really is a travesty that he's not only a judge but the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama.....that's almost unbelievable to me.



Unfortunately, it's not that weird to me, being Alabama and what with the political/judicial situation being as it is in the US...  I do find it somewhat disturbing that he doesn't know the name of "the pilgrim ship", though.  This guy probably conflates the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence regularly as well.

Sad, really, what the judiciary is coming to.
 
2014-05-02 02:10:02 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Oh - and this little gem -

He later said that "you can't be happy unless you follow God's law, and if you follow God's law, you can't help but be happy."

I can honestly say, the most miserable people I've ever known were religious fundamentalists who were scrupulous about following their god's law.


I'm guessing there was quite a few crying jags in Rev. Ted Haggard's house, once the post-orgasmic bliss of snorting meth out of the crack of a rentboy's ass wore off.
 
2014-05-02 02:30:28 PM  
With the current group of Supreme Court Justices, they may have the five to sustain this.
 
2014-05-02 02:35:44 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Oh - and this little gem -

He later said that "you can't be happy unless you follow God's law, and if you follow God's law, you can't help but be happy."



Cliven Bundy was RIGHT! (Too big for Fark)
 
2014-05-02 02:38:09 PM  
Is he even aware of why the Pilgrims left England in the first place?
 
2014-05-02 02:50:42 PM  
Evangelical Christianity is a cancer on society...
 
2014-05-02 02:50:51 PM  
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;

So this really means "Congress shall make no law respecting of an establishment of any non-Christian religion, or prohibiting the free exercise of Christianity."

War is peace.
Slavery is freedom.
Ignorance is strength.
 
2014-05-02 02:52:58 PM  
The Christian Taliban.
 
2014-05-02 02:53:00 PM  

James!: Roy Moore is a farking idiot.


The bigger morans are the ones who keep electing him.
 
2014-05-02 02:53:11 PM  
QFTA:

Speaking at the Pastor for Life Luncheon, which was sponsored by Pro-Life Mississippi, Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court declared that the First Amendment only applies to Christians because "Buddha didn't create us, Mohammed didn't create us, it was the God of the Holy Scriptures" who created us.
"They didn't bring the Koran over on the pilgrim ship," he continued. "Let's get real, let's go back and learn our history. Let's stop playing games."


Okay, Chief, I'll start stacking the wood, you go and get some heretics rounded up. Don't forget some matches.

/you know, you may not be able to remove the guy from the bench but you might be able to disbar him which might affect his qualification to serve as a judge.
/please disbar this guy if he does indeed belong to the bar of Alabama.
 
2014-05-02 02:54:01 PM  
Christ, what an asshole.
 
2014-05-02 02:54:14 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Is he even aware of why the Pilgrims left England in the first place?


Because the Government cracked down on their religious leadership and threw them off the Island?
 
2014-05-02 02:55:37 PM  
"Let's get real, let's go back and learn our history."

Yes, Dumas. Let's.
/Ctrl+F for "Christian" in Bill of Rights gave 0 results. Weird.
 
2014-05-02 02:55:39 PM  
Why can't you stupid libby libs accept that our made up nonsense is more real than their made up nonsense?
 
2014-05-02 02:57:10 PM  

Mad Scientist: James!: Roy Moore is a farking idiot.

The bigger morans are the ones who keep electing him.


Was this an elected or appointed seat? Does Alabama have a recall or impeachment mechanism? If so, it might behoove them to use it.
 
2014-05-02 02:58:38 PM  
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These kinds of statements are often cover for other more serious bigoted views. Looking at the court, I would think blacks in Alabama should be very afraid of being bigoted to death by mobs again.
 
2014-05-02 02:58:59 PM  
NO

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DOESN'T
 
2014-05-02 02:58:59 PM  

phenn: Mad Scientist: James!: Roy Moore is a farking idiot.

The bigger morans are the ones who keep electing him.

Was this an elected or appointed seat? Does Alabama have a recall or impeachment mechanism? If so, it might behoove them to use it.


I think most Southern states allow election of state court judges (because how else will you keep the black man down?). Even if they do, you're forgetting something -- the citizens of Alabama keep electing this guy for a reason, and that reason is that a majority of them think like he does. He won't be ousted in a recall, and trying one can only damage and dispirit the progressive movement in Alabama.
 
2014-05-02 02:59:13 PM  
Oh man, Judge Roy Moore. This is the guy who raped that baby and said it was okay because of the Binding of Isaac.
 
2014-05-02 02:59:25 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Is he even aware of why the Pilgrims left England in the first place?


I'm guessing he thinks (as I was taught at my Baptist school) it's because god called them to, because they were being persecuted for their true faith, as Christians still are today.
 
2014-05-02 02:59:49 PM  

phenn: Mad Scientist: James!: Roy Moore is a farking idiot.

The bigger morans are the ones who keep electing him.

Was this an elected or appointed seat? Does Alabama have a recall or impeachment mechanism? If so, it might behoove them to use it.


Do you really think Alabama would want to get rid of this guy?
 
2014-05-02 02:59:59 PM  
He later said that "you can't be happy unless you follow God's law, and if you follow God's law, you can't help but be happy."

Deut 22:28-29 (NIV) - If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, he shall pay her father fifty shekels of silver.  He must marry the young woman, for he has violated her.  He can never divorce her as long as he lives.

Hooray God's law!  Everybody's happy!
 
2014-05-02 03:00:04 PM  
This article is so awesome! It made my Friday.

The best part:

Discussing Thomas Jefferson's use of "life" in the Declaration of Independence, he said that "when [Jefferson] put 'life' in there, it was in the womb - we know it begins at conception.
 
2014-05-02 03:00:23 PM  
He's coming to Seattle, too

Lot of speaking engagements for a State Supreme Court Chief Justice. Wonder if he's going to run for something.
 
2014-05-02 03:00:27 PM  
just farking secede already!
 
2014-05-02 03:00:39 PM  

dr_blasto: FTFA: "Watch Chief Justice Roy Moore's entire speech below."

NOPE

But fark this guy. Maybe he should go re-read the Treaty of Tripoli. Also, the freaks on the Mayflower didn't form the nation either. It isn't like there weren't any people here already. fark the Puritans, they're terrible and the fact that people still reference their really stupid philosophies is a good part of what's holding this nation back in the modern world.


*standing slow clap*
 
2014-05-02 03:00:44 PM  
he would be publishing a pamphlet "this week, maybe next" that contained copies of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, thereby proving that all the people "who found this nation - black, white, all people, all religions, all faiths" knew that America was "about God."

Is this like the argument that gay people can marry anyone they want of the opposite gender, or that it's also illegal for millionaires to sleep under bridges? See? The law is equal for everyone!
 
2014-05-02 03:00:44 PM  
Roy Moore is Exhibit A in "Why Judges Should Not Be Elected".
 
2014-05-02 03:01:27 PM  
If he's an elected judge in AL you will NEVER unseat him. Probably not if he's appointed either, not unless you can prove some seriously heinous crime he's committed.
 
2014-05-02 03:02:05 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: [judicial.alabama.gov image 516x387]

These kinds of statements are often cover for other more serious bigoted views. Looking at the court, I would think blacks in Alabama should be very afraid of being bigoted to death by mobs again.


Why?  Because they don't have a black person on the court?  I think one look at the SCOTUS would tell you, that's no guarantee of a respect for rights and freedoms...
 
2014-05-02 03:02:21 PM  
fark this asshole and fark the idiots that voted for him.
 
2014-05-02 03:03:29 PM  
More proof Christians are persecuted in this nation.
 
2014-05-02 03:05:16 PM  
My blood is literally* boiling. This is f*cked up.

*okay okay. but figuratively boiling is boring!
 
2014-05-02 03:06:32 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Well, that's the question.  On the one hand he says life begins at the quickening.  But then goes on to say it begins at conception.  I'm pretty sure he has no idea that these are different, though, so vote Republican.


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2014-05-02 03:06:38 PM  
I'd like to think this new level of loudness from these Christian Identity folks means that secularism is winning the day here in America, but I'm not holding my breath.
 
2014-05-02 03:06:45 PM  
Well let's see, the first Europeans over hear where either catholics or pagans (depending on the book you read).  Before them was the native americans.Therefore, by his reasoning, I'm willing to give credence to any of those three before this asshat.
 
2014-05-02 03:07:52 PM  

King Something: phenn: Mad Scientist: James!: Roy Moore is a farking idiot.

The bigger morans are the ones who keep electing him.

Was this an elected or appointed seat? Does Alabama have a recall or impeachment mechanism? If so, it might behoove them to use it.

Do you really think Alabama would want to get rid of this guy?


I've not spent a ton of time in Alabama and therefore won't pass judgment on the people who live there. That said, I cannot - for the farking life of me - imagine anyone in that state would be comfortable with a judge who doesn't even comprehend the Bill of Rights.

Scary shiat, if you ask me.
 
2014-05-02 03:07:56 PM  
"in the law, [talking about God] just isn't politically correct."

uh ... IANAL so correct me if I'm wrong, but unless it's a First Amendment or Article VI Constitutional question, talking about God in the law isn't legally correct, is it?

...he would be publishing a pamphlet "this week, maybe next" that contained copies of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution

$10 says his edition conveniently omits that last bit of Article VI
 
2014-05-02 03:09:28 PM  

phenn: King Something: phenn: Mad Scientist: James!: Roy Moore is a farking idiot.

The bigger morans are the ones who keep electing him.

Was this an elected or appointed seat? Does Alabama have a recall or impeachment mechanism? If so, it might behoove them to use it.

Do you really think Alabama would want to get rid of this guy?

I've not spent a ton of time in Alabama and therefore won't pass judgment on the people who live there. That said, I cannot - for the farking life of me - imagine anyone in that state would be comfortable with a judge who doesn't even comprehend the Bill of Rights.

Scary shiat, if you ask me.


They're comfortable with him because they're morans. Trust me on this.
 
2014-05-02 03:09:53 PM  

meat0918: I'd like to think this new level of loudness from these Christian Identity folks means that secularism is winning the day here in America, but I'm not holding my breath.


It looks just like the civil rights movement. Same bigoted idiots kicking and fighting to the death to remain bigots.
 
2014-05-02 03:09:55 PM  
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I read this in the Hyper-chicken's voice:  "Now," he continued, "if technology's supposed to increase our knowledge, how did we become so stupid?"
 
2014-05-02 03:10:32 PM  

mediablitz: More proof Christians are persecuted in this nation.


They've got it worse than the Jews in the Holocaust.  The Jews only had to hide themselves or be put in camps and killed; the good Christians of the US are forced to abstain from school led prayer, forced to endure people of other faiths not wishing them Merry Christmas, and they aren't even allowed to persecute the homosexuals.
 
2014-05-02 03:10:49 PM  

phenn: King Something: phenn: Mad Scientist: James!: Roy Moore is a farking idiot.

The bigger morans are the ones who keep electing him.

Was this an elected or appointed seat? Does Alabama have a recall or impeachment mechanism? If so, it might behoove them to use it.

Do you really think Alabama would want to get rid of this guy?

I've not spent a ton of time in Alabama and therefore won't pass judgment on the people who live there. That said, I cannot - for the farking life of me - imagine anyone in that state would be comfortable with a judge who doesn't even comprehend the Bill of Rights.

Scary shiat, if you ask me.


My ex fiance is from "LA".  That's lower Alabama.  Trust me, they'll be fine with it.
 
2014-05-02 03:13:19 PM  

Karma Curmudgeon: Benevolent Misanthrope: Oh - and this little gem -

He later said that "you can't be happy unless you follow God's law, and if you follow God's law, you can't help but be happy."

Wonderful. As if the asshattery weren't enough, he has to toss in an earworm to boot.


"Clap along, if you feel, like stoning your neighbors who wear polyester while eating shrimp"
 
2014-05-02 03:13:43 PM  
According to this, a justice of the Alabama Supreme Court has to be licensed to practice law in Alabama.

http://www.sos.state.al.us/elections/minqualifications.aspx

Well, good luck disbarring him, Alabama. And we're all counting on you.
 
2014-05-02 03:14:38 PM  

Waldo Pepper: Rincewind53: Roy Moore is a disgrace to the legal profession and to Christianity

He's the judge who had the Ten Commandments put in front of his court, and had to be sued in order to have them removed.

He is, to put it bluntly, a clown who cares more about enforcing what he thinks is God's law than Man's law, which he swore an oath to uphold.

FTFY

I Said: Ah right. I knew I recognized this asshats name

The really funny thing about the Ten Commandments statue (and to add weight to Waldo Pepper's FTFY correction to Rincewind53) is that it not only violates Separation of Church and State and the First Amendment Establishment Clause, but it even violates itself!

Specifically, Commandment #2 of the traditional list (from Genesis Chapter 20 [though that is not the list that the Bible itself actually calls "the Ten Commandments" but that's another rant], the list that the statue itself was of) states:
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven [engraved, carved, sculpted ― including by definition any and all statues!] image or any likeness of anything
that is in the heavens above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters under the earth. ...
Assuming that the Bible is literally true, the stone tablets of the Ten Commandments were placed in the Ark of the Covenant, which in turn was placed in the Holy of Holies in first the Tabernacle and then in Solomon's Temple. When Babylon conquered Jerusalem and took its people captive, they destroyed Solomon's Temple and the Ark of the Covenant was lost. Two subsequent Temples were built to replace the destroyed Solomon's Temple (the one at the time of Christ was Herod's Temple), but they lacked the Ark.

So what happened to the Ark of the Covenant? Well, maybe God took it up into Heaven. Or maybe, as a certain blockbuster movie implied a couple decades ago, it was hidden on or under the ground somewhere. Or maybe some Priests or Levites smuggled it out and onto a ship, which was later sunk at sea.

But all three of those possibilities are accounted for in the Second Commandment itself! Regardless of which of those three is correct, the Ark, and therefore the Stone Tablets of the Ten Commandments, are indeed included in "...anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters under the earth"! It's flatly forbidden to make any "graven" or otherwise image of anything in any of those places, according to the literal wording thereof!
 
2014-05-02 03:14:48 PM  
Elected judges is a solution to life time appointment
 
2014-05-02 03:14:48 PM  

techgeek07: phenn: King Something: phenn: Mad Scientist: James!: Roy Moore is a farking idiot.

The bigger morans are the ones who keep electing him.

Was this an elected or appointed seat? Does Alabama have a recall or impeachment mechanism? If so, it might behoove them to use it.

Do you really think Alabama would want to get rid of this guy?

I've not spent a ton of time in Alabama and therefore won't pass judgment on the people who live there. That said, I cannot - for the farking life of me - imagine anyone in that state would be comfortable with a judge who doesn't even comprehend the Bill of Rights.

Scary shiat, if you ask me.

My ex fiance is from "LA".  That's lower Alabama.  Trust me, they'll be fine with it.


They'll even celebrate it.
 
2014-05-02 03:15:01 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Oh - and this little gem -

He later said that "you can't be happy unless you follow God's law, and if you follow God's law, you can't help but be happy."

I can honestly say, the most miserable people I've ever known were religious fundamentalists who were scrupulous about following their god's law.


Miserable now, happy for all of eternity. That's the bargain.
 
2014-05-02 03:15:34 PM  
"They didn't bring the Koran over on the pilgrim ship," he continued. "Let's get real, let's go back and learn our history. Let's stop playing games."

What? Is the Irony tag broken or something?
 
2014-05-02 03:15:42 PM  

jayhawk88: Karma Curmudgeon: Benevolent Misanthrope: Oh - and this little gem -

He later said that "you can't be happy unless you follow God's law, and if you follow God's law, you can't help but be happy."

Wonderful. As if the asshattery weren't enough, he has to toss in an earworm to boot.

"Clap along, if you feel, like stoning your neighbors who wear polyester while eating shrimp"


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2014-05-02 03:16:21 PM  

Krymson Tyde: phenn: King Something: phenn: Mad Scientist: James!: Roy Moore is a farking idiot.

The bigger morans are the ones who keep electing him.

Was this an elected or appointed seat? Does Alabama have a recall or impeachment mechanism? If so, it might behoove them to use it.

Do you really think Alabama would want to get rid of this guy?

I've not spent a ton of time in Alabama and therefore won't pass judgment on the people who live there. That said, I cannot - for the farking life of me - imagine anyone in that state would be comfortable with a judge who doesn't even comprehend the Bill of Rights.

Scary shiat, if you ask me.

They're comfortable with him because they're morans. Trust me on this.


My wife spent two weeks in Anniston, Alabama for work last month. She can confirm.
 
2014-05-02 03:17:26 PM  

kronicfeld: "Now," he continued, without a hint of irony, "if technology's supposed to increase our knowledge, how did we become so stupid?


God, I thought you were joking. I'd given up on the article before coming across THIS gem.
 
2014-05-02 03:18:08 PM  

keylock71: Evangelical Christianity

Religion  is a cancer on society...

FTFY
 
2014-05-02 03:18:28 PM  

Cheron: Elected judges is a solution to life time appointment


In much the same way that one solves a termite infestation by napalming one's house.
 
2014-05-02 03:19:09 PM  
The dumbest person I've ever worked with moved to Alabama and is happy as shiat to live there.
 
2014-05-02 03:20:00 PM  

wellreadneck: Benevolent Misanthrope: Oh - and this little gem -

He later said that "you can't be happy unless you follow God's law, and if you follow God's law, you can't help but be happy."

I can honestly say, the most miserable people I've ever known were religious fundamentalists who were scrupulous about following their god's law.

Miserable now, happy for all of eternity. That's the bargain.


Yep. "Hey, we are going to f*ck you over and rig this system against you. But hey, Heaven awaits. Don't get caught up in how we could make this country a bit better. We could probably improve your life. But don't worry your pretty little head about these big issues. Jesus is on your side and everything will be amazing when you die."

a bit jaded, but religion is a long con.
 
2014-05-02 03:20:57 PM  
This is a major reason why Alabama is always in a race to the bottom to be the worst state in the nation
 
2014-05-02 03:21:05 PM  

kronicfeld: "Now," he continued, without a hint of irony, "if technology's supposed to increase our knowledge, how did we become so stupid?


I'm amused. I bet he has a huge library of books. Encyclopedias, dictionaries, Law books. On and on. And yet how is he so stupid.

Owning a smartphone does not make one smart
Owning an encyclopedia does not make one encyclopedic.

/stupid sayings for 200, alex
 
2014-05-02 03:22:10 PM  
And okay okay, many Christians do seem to be good people, but these vocal ones (Political people no less) that have twisted the message of love and compassion into hate and division piss me off. And pretty much ruin the whole thing for me.

/namaste
 
2014-05-02 03:26:53 PM  

busy chillin': And okay okay, many Christians do seem to be good people, but these vocal ones (Political people no less) that have twisted the message of love and compassion into hate and division piss me off. And pretty much ruin the whole thing for me.

/namaste


Agreed.  Good things can come from religion if it's taught correctly.  Though I consider myself a reformed catholic, I will say that my priests were good and taught compassion for all.
 
2014-05-02 03:27:57 PM  
I wish that was enough to have him disbarred.
 
2014-05-02 03:29:25 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: TheShavingofOccam123: [judicial.alabama.gov image 516x387]

These kinds of statements are often cover for other more serious bigoted views. Looking at the court, I would think blacks in Alabama should be very afraid of being bigoted to death by mobs again.

Why?  Because they don't have a black person on the court?  I think one look at the SCOTUS would tell you, that's no guarantee of a respect for rights and freedoms...


Justice Wise is kinda hot.
 
2014-05-02 03:35:37 PM  

Rincewind53: Also, if I were ever a non-Christian who had to deal with a First Amendment challenge before him, I'd be kicking and screaming bloody murder if he refused to recuse himself.


typical Musselmann, always with the kicking, screaming and the murder!

Bob Robert: This article is so awesome! It made my Friday.

The best part:

Discussing Thomas Jefferson's use of "life" in the Declaration of Independence, he said that "when [Jefferson] put 'life' in there, it was in the womb - we know it begins at conception.


and take your miscegenist "President" with you!
 
2014-05-02 03:37:26 PM  
If you want to win an election, then railing about "political correctness" is pretty much identical to railing against "the correct way to get elected."  That's why they call it that, dumbass.

You're trying to get a majority of people to vote for you.  To do that, you have to at least pretend like you represent them.  If they care about what you say, no matter if you think it's silly, proudly saying their feelings on the matter are meaningless and stupid and not actually problems is, indeed, not the correct way -- politically -- to get yourself elected.

It's the most amazingly self-defeating strategy I've ever seen.  It's like straight-up saying "You should vote for me because I don't think a majority of people should vote for me."  It only works if you think you can play one demographic off against ALL the others, and still have enough to win.  But then it becomes a numbers game, and these guys already lost the numbers game.  So now it's just stupid.
 
2014-05-02 03:38:38 PM  

Rapmaster2000: [plasticbunnies.files.wordpress.com image 295x378]
I read this in the Hyper-chicken's voice:  "Now," he continued, "if technology's supposed to increase our knowledge, how did we become so stupid?"


After centuries of chicken farking, the GOP finally managed to reproduce with one.
 
2014-05-02 03:40:43 PM  

UncomfortableSilence: After centuries of chicken farking, the GOP finally managed to reproduce with one.


You kind sir are a literary genius.
 
d23 [BareFark]
2014-05-02 03:42:10 PM  
Wow.  Time to hit reset on the country.  It's all over.
 
2014-05-02 03:43:02 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Is he even aware of why the Pilgrims left England in the first place?


Because they couldn't force everyone in England to follow their puritanical rules?
 
2014-05-02 03:43:19 PM  

jaerik: If you want to win an election, then railing about "political correctness" is pretty much identical to railing against "the correct way to get elected."  That's why they call it that, dumbass.

You're trying to get a majority of people to vote for you.  To do that, you have to at least pretend like you represent them.  If they care about what you say, no matter if you think it's silly, proudly saying their feelings on the matter are meaningless and stupid and not actually problems is, indeed, not the correct way -- politically -- to get yourself elected.

It's the most amazingly self-defeating strategy I've ever seen.  It's like straight-up saying "You should vote for me because I don't think a majority of people should vote for me."  It only works if you think you can play one demographic off against ALL the others, and still have enough to win.  But then it becomes a numbers game, and these guys already lost the numbers game.  So now it's just stupid.


Unless, of course, "political correctness" means "not being able to publicly be a racist, sexist, or homophobe" in your district, in which case, it's likely to be a very good strategy indeed in certain districts.
 
d23 [BareFark]
2014-05-02 03:43:41 PM  

quizzical: I wish that was enough to have him disbarred.


I wish there were people smart enough there to realize how much of an insult to the entire country that line of reasoning is.
 
d23 [BareFark]
2014-05-02 03:44:22 PM  

Johnny_Whistle: Bathia_Mapes: Is he even aware of why the Pilgrims left England in the first place?

Because they couldn't force everyone in England to follow their puritanical rules?


Unfortunately that is mostly true.  They did seem to forget about the golden rule as soon as they stepped off the boat.
 
d23 [BareFark]
2014-05-02 03:45:27 PM  

Lost Thought 00: This is a major reason why Alabama is always in a race to the bottom to be the worst state in the nation


Time for a new marketing slogan:

Alabama: Proud To Make Indiana Look Progressive By Comparison.
 
2014-05-02 03:46:50 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: [judicial.alabama.gov image 516x387]

These kinds of statements are often cover for other more serious bigoted views. Looking at the court, I would think blacks in Alabama should be very afraid of being bigoted to death by mobs again.


What are you talking about? That's a perfect cross-section of Alabama......seen through the eyes of a typical Alabamian.
 
2014-05-02 03:47:17 PM  

techgeek07: phenn: King Something: phenn: Mad Scientist: James!: Roy Moore is a farking idiot.

The bigger morans are the ones who keep electing him.

Was this an elected or appointed seat? Does Alabama have a recall or impeachment mechanism? If so, it might behoove them to use it.

Do you really think Alabama would want to get rid of this guy?

I've not spent a ton of time in Alabama and therefore won't pass judgment on the people who live there. That said, I cannot - for the farking life of me - imagine anyone in that state would be comfortable with a judge who doesn't even comprehend the Bill of Rights.

Scary shiat, if you ask me.

My ex fiance is from "LA".  That's lower Alabama.  Trust me, they'll be fine with it.


The next part of that joke is UCLA stands for "upper corner, lower Alabama".

But yeah. It's Alabama. No way I would ever live there again.
 
2014-05-02 03:49:04 PM  
Muslims have been in the US since before it was the US.
 
2014-05-02 03:51:06 PM  
I'm sure walktoanarcade will be in to tell is how the theocratic Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court is much less dangerous than a Muslim janitor in Dearborn.
 
2014-05-02 03:51:40 PM  

d23: Lost Thought 00: This is a major reason why Alabama is always in a race to the bottom to be the worst state in the nation

Time for a new marketing slogan:

Alabama: Proud To Make Indiana Look Progressive By Comparison.


Alabama: Trying to out Arizona Mississippi.
 
2014-05-02 03:52:08 PM  

azazyel: Muslims have been in the US since before it was the US.


Creeping sharia!
 
2014-05-02 03:56:12 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: jaerik: If you want to win an election, then railing about "political correctness" is pretty much identical to railing against "the correct way to get elected."  That's why they call it that, dumbass.

You're trying to get a majority of people to vote for you.  To do that, you have to at least pretend like you represent them.  If they care about what you say, no matter if you think it's silly, proudly saying their feelings on the matter are meaningless and stupid and not actually problems is, indeed, not the correct way -- politically -- to get yourself elected.

It's the most amazingly self-defeating strategy I've ever seen.  It's like straight-up saying "You should vote for me because I don't think a majority of people should vote for me."  It only works if you think you can play one demographic off against ALL the others, and still have enough to win.  But then it becomes a numbers game, and these guys already lost the numbers game.  So now it's just stupid.

Unless, of course, "political correctness" means "not being able to publicly be a racist, sexist, or homophobe" in your district, in which case, it's likely to be a very good strategy indeed in certain districts.


Absolutely, but that's why I said it becomes a numbers game.  Sure, you'll win your district, but you'll never win nationally.  And eventually, you won't even win your district if the demographic trends are against you -- which they are virtually everywhere right now.

And the more they double down on this line of rhetoric, they faster they bend the curve.  It's like a crack addict who needs more and more outrage to get the same high, and now they're at the point where the required dose is threatening to outright kill them.
 
2014-05-02 03:58:18 PM  

d23: quizzical: I wish that was enough to have him disbarred.

I wish there were people smart enough there to realize how much of an insult to the entire country that line of reasoning is.


Yes, I guess as long as he doesn't take any bribes or in other ways corrupt the legitimacy of the judicial system in this country, he should be free to be paid the public dime while publicly denigrating the laws he's sworn to interpret. And if he's done anything wrong, his God will forgive him in the end. The hell with the citizens whose lives he's helped trouble by using his office to add weight to the idea that non-Christians are fair game for bigot like him.
 
2014-05-02 03:59:28 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Is he even aware of why the Pilgrims left told to leave England in the first place?


FTFY
 
2014-05-02 04:04:51 PM  

jayhawk88: Karma Curmudgeon: Benevolent Misanthrope: Oh - and this little gem -

He later said that "you can't be happy unless you follow God's law, and if you follow God's law, you can't help but be happy."

Wonderful. As if the asshattery weren't enough, he has to toss in an earworm to boot.

"Clap along, if you feel, like stoning your neighbors who wear polyester while eating shrimp"


*clapclap clap, clapclap clap*
 
2014-05-02 04:07:46 PM  
The whole life-begins-at-birth-abortion-is-evil is not based on Christianity.  The bible does not support that assertion.  God repeatedly calls for the wholesale slaughter of people, and even takes pains to mention killing infants.  Before the jewish trek of the desert, god tells them to count their numbers, excepting infants less than a month old.  They didn't count.  And for the final nail in that particular coffin, read Numbers 5.  Specifically, the latter two thirds, where, in the bible itself here, it gives you the instructions on how to perform an abortion.  On a woman presumed to be unfaithful.  By a priest.  In a church.  Think the while life VS choice debate is rooted in religion?  It isn't.  You are being lied to.
 
d23 [BareFark]
2014-05-02 04:07:49 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: d23: quizzical: I wish that was enough to have him disbarred.

I wish there were people smart enough there to realize how much of an insult to the entire country that line of reasoning is.

Yes, I guess as long as he doesn't take any bribes or in other ways corrupt the legitimacy of the judicial system in this country, he should be free to be paid the public dime while publicly denigrating the laws he's sworn to interpret. And if he's done anything wrong, his God will forgive him in the end. The hell with the citizens whose lives he's helped trouble by using his office to add weight to the idea that non-Christians are fair game for bigot like him.


Yup... and remember, boys and girls, taking money from corporations isn't bribery, it's the free market!
 
2014-05-02 04:09:26 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Let's just ignore that whole "ALL men are created equal" part, shall we...


In fairness, America's founders did too.
 
2014-05-02 04:10:36 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Is he even aware of why the Pilgrims left England in the first place?


Because they wanted to go somewhere they could be intolerant to non-Puritans, and in England they weren't allowed to? Sounds exactly like his sort of people to be honest.
 
2014-05-02 04:17:24 PM  

d23: Johnny_Whistle: Bathia_Mapes: Is he even aware of why the Pilgrims left England in the first place?

Because they couldn't force everyone in England to follow their puritanical rules?

Unfortunately that is mostly true.  They did seem to forget about the golden rule as soon as they stepped off the boat.


Dude, the puritans were such colossal assholes *the Dutch* got sick of their shiat and kicked them out.
 
d23 [BareFark]
2014-05-02 04:24:28 PM  
Where the preamble declares, that coercion is a departure from the plan of the holy author of our religion, an amendment was proposed by inserting "Jesus Christ," so that it would read "A departure from the plan of Jesus Christ, the holy author of our religion;" the insertion was rejected by the great majority, in proof that they meant to comprehend, within the mantle of its protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and Mohammedan, the Hindoo and Infidel of every denomination.


-Thomas Jefferson, Autobiography, in reference to the Virginia Act for Religious Freedom
 
2014-05-02 04:24:59 PM  

phaseolus: "in the law, [talking about God] just isn't politically correct."

uh ... IANAL so correct me if I'm wrong, but unless it's a First Amendment or Article VI Constitutional question, talking about God in the law isn't legally correct, is it?

...he would be publishing a pamphlet "this week, maybe next" that contained copies of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution

$10 says his edition conveniently omits that last bit of Article VI


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2014-05-02 04:29:26 PM  

fruitloop: He later said that "you can't be happy unless you follow God's law, and if you follow God's law, you can't help but be happy."

Deut 22:28-29 (NIV) - If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, he shall pay her father fifty shekels of silver.  He must marry the young woman, for he has violated her.  He can never divorce her as long as he lives.


So sneaky Christian rape is the best rape. Got it.
 
2014-05-02 04:29:55 PM  

busy chillin': Yep. "Hey, we are going to f*ck you over and rig this system against you. But hey, Heaven awaits. Don't get caught up in how we could make this country a bit better. We could probably improve your life. But don't worry your pretty little head about these big issues. Jesus is on your side and everything will be amazing when you die."


Hollow threats and empty promises. What part of "dead" do they not understand?
 
2014-05-02 04:36:21 PM  
ftfa: Speaking at the Pastor for Life Luncheon, which was sponsored by Pro-Life Mississippi

Um don't high-ranking high-profile justices usually not attend partisan events?
 
2014-05-02 04:50:24 PM  
Wow.

He actually said that.

Their chief justice.
 
2014-05-02 05:14:35 PM  

sendtodave: Wow.

He actually said that.

Their chief justice.


When you genuinely believe in a religion, does that not inherently include the premise that it's the most important thing in the universe?  I try not to judge, but genuine religious convictions are kinda scary.
 
2014-05-02 05:18:51 PM  
Sadly I had a boss like this when I worked as a cook while in college. According to him the freedom of religion granted by the 1st Amendment only applies to Christians, and we just let the other religions worship freely here as a favor; but they do not have the constitutional right to do so.

Yeah total bullshiat but when you make too much sense they tend to talk over you and start making emotional arguments.
 
2014-05-02 05:27:26 PM  
THIS IS WHAT AN "ACTIVIST JUDGE" ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE

/welcome to the new normal
 
2014-05-02 06:00:13 PM  
I was born in Alabama and lived there for 25 years. There are times I miss it (football season and whenever we get 12+ inches of snow), but because of people like Roy Moore, I'm so glad I got the fark out!
 
2014-05-02 06:18:33 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: This guy probably conflates the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence regularly as well.


So does Rolling Stone magazine, but at least they have drugs for an excuse.
 
2014-05-02 06:22:47 PM  
"Mommy, why is everyone laughing at me?"

"Well, honey, you're stupid. I know we should have told you earlier, but the doctors said there might be a chance, and when it turned out it was chronic...well, we just couldn't face telling you the truth."
 
2014-05-02 06:29:41 PM  

d23: Where the preamble declares, that coercion is a departure from the plan of the holy author of our religion, an amendment was proposed by inserting "Jesus Christ," so that it would read "A departure from the plan of Jesus Christ, the holy author of our religion;" the insertion was rejected by the great majority, in proof that they meant to comprehend, within the mantle of its protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and Mohammedan, the Hindoo and Infidel of every denomination.


-Thomas Jefferson, Autobiography, in reference to the Virginia Act for Religious Freedom


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2014-05-02 06:42:34 PM  

flondrix: Benevolent Misanthrope: This guy probably conflates the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence regularly as well.

So does Rolling Stone magazine, but at least they have drugs for an excuse.


And they're not Supreme Court justices, or even other elected officials.
 
2014-05-02 06:54:33 PM  
Then let's see Jesus Christ's boarding pass on the Mayflower or his passport visa allowing Him
to enter the US.  If I remember correctly, He died on the cross more than 1500 years before the
Mayflower's voyage or the American Revolution - so the First Amendment can't apply to
Christians, either, by this goofball's logic.
 
2014-05-02 07:12:33 PM  
Not recalling any red-letter verses in the bible about Democracy in general either...

Come to think of it, I don't think there was anything about paying the salaries of SC judges.
 
2014-05-02 07:18:51 PM  
I recently scanned a document transcribed by a friend's family member that described the Mayflower Compact from someone who participated in creating it.

Most boring thing ever. Didn't have a lot to say about running a nation either. I'm willing to bet some drawling jackass from Alabama didn't have much to do with *anything* Mayflower related, unlike my libby-lib self with umpteen D.A.R. members in the family, but hey, what would I know?
 
2014-05-02 07:32:52 PM  
Having cooled off slightly...

Look, if you want to claim authority from a bunch of theocratic numbnuts who left Europe because they couldn't turn London OR Amsterdam into some sort of Puritanical Utopia, for goodness sakes don't be some idiot from Alabama.

As a judge might say, you have no standing whatsoever. For that matter, the Mayflower cadre was right up there with the Mormons in the anti-democracy crew.
 
2014-05-02 07:39:43 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: He's coming to Seattle, too

Lot of speaking engagements for a State Supreme Court Chief Justice. Wonder if he's going to run for something.


I am sickened that right now I am within 5 miles of Roy Moore.  Blargh.
 
2014-05-02 08:33:10 PM  
Please tell me that the impeachment/conviction process in AL is easy, quick, and well used! Ugh.
 
2014-05-02 08:38:18 PM  

phenn: King Something: phenn: Mad Scientist: James!: Roy Moore is a farking idiot.

The bigger morans are the ones who keep electing him.

Was this an elected or appointed seat? Does Alabama have a recall or impeachment mechanism? If so, it might behoove them to use it.

Do you really think Alabama would want to get rid of this guy?

I've not spent a ton of time in Alabama and therefore won't pass judgment on the people who live there. That said, I cannot - for the farking life of me - imagine anyone in that state would be comfortable with a judge who doesn't even comprehend the Bill of Rights.

Scary shiat, if you ask me.


As a resident of Alabama, I often don't get where all of the crazy people are who elect these whack jobs. Even the Republicans I know are not this right-wing.

But then again, there are people like my mechanic who always charges me a reasonable amount, but is also the kind of Teabagger comedians make fun of.
 
2014-05-02 09:01:30 PM  

thornhill: As a resident of Alabama, I often don't get where all of the crazy people are who elect these whack jobs.


The crazies are typically the only ones motivated enough to vote in something as seemingly unimportant as a judicial election.
 
2014-05-02 09:26:53 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Oh - and this little gem -

He later said that "you can't be happy unless you follow God's law, and if you follow God's law, you can't help but be happy."

I can honestly say, the most miserable people I've ever known were religious fundamentalists who were scrupulous about following their god's law.


Interesting. My experience has been exactly the opposite.
 
2014-05-02 10:08:09 PM  
I'm still facepalming that this goosestepping butthole was voted back into power. WTF was Alabama thing? Was Alabama thinking, period??
 
2014-05-02 10:09:17 PM  

cchris_39: Benevolent Misanthrope: Oh - and this little gem -

He later said that "you can't be happy unless you follow God's law, and if you follow God's law, you can't help but be happy."

I can honestly say, the most miserable people I've ever known were religious fundamentalists who were scrupulous about following their god's law.

Interesting. My experience has been exactly the opposite.


Interesting. The worst conservative troll rushes in and claims his fellow lunatics aren't that bad. Thanks!
 
2014-05-02 10:10:00 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Is he even aware of why the Pilgrims left England in the first place?


To hang people for witchcraft, obviously.
 
2014-05-02 10:34:16 PM  

thornhill: phenn: King Something: phenn: Mad Scientist: James!: Roy Moore is a farking idiot.

The bigger morans are the ones who keep electing him.

Was this an elected or appointed seat? Does Alabama have a recall or impeachment mechanism? If so, it might behoove them to use it.

Do you really think Alabama would want to get rid of this guy?

I've not spent a ton of time in Alabama and therefore won't pass judgment on the people who live there. That said, I cannot - for the farking life of me - imagine anyone in that state would be comfortable with a judge who doesn't even comprehend the Bill of Rights.

Scary shiat, if you ask me.

As a resident of Alabama, I often don't get where all of the crazy people are who elect these whack jobs. Even the Republicans I know are not this right-wing.

But then again, there are people like my mechanic who always charges me a reasonable amount, but is also the kind of Teabagger comedians make fun of.


In most elections in Alabama...you have a choice. Really Crazy Republican, Crazy Republican, And Old about to die Republican.
In the "Democratic" section of the you'll see lots of empty space.

Really, if you're from 'bama, Aside from from a few major cities and local elections; look at your ballot...in most races there are NO democrats opposing the seat.
 
2014-05-03 12:14:19 AM  
Strange.  I watched the speech, and at no point did he say, "the 1st Amendment only applies to Christians."
 
2014-05-03 12:20:01 AM  
I'm Catholic and I think he's an idiot. I wonder how he would feel about the Illinois Nazis.
 
2014-05-03 12:27:28 AM  
I wonder if anyone has ever informed him that the ten commandments were only for Jews?
 
2014-05-03 02:28:26 AM  
That nutbag needs to be removed from the bench.  Again.
 
2014-05-03 02:35:01 AM  

kronicfeld: "Now," he continued, without a hint of irony, "if technology's supposed to increase our knowledge, how did we become so stupid?


Become?  That dude has always been so stupid.
 
2014-05-03 03:05:58 AM  

BMFPitt: keylock71: Evangelical Christianity Religion  is a cancer on society...

FTFY


"Religion is an insult to human dignity. Without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion."
- Steven Weinberg
 
2014-05-03 03:09:17 AM  
'It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are 20 gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.'
-Thomas Jefferson
 
2014-05-03 07:03:43 AM  

TheShavingofOccam123: According to this, a justice of the Alabama Supreme Court has to be licensed to practice law in Alabama.

http://www.sos.state.al.us/elections/minqualifications.aspx

Well, good luck disbarring him, Alabama. And we're all counting on you.


Well, the bad news is that his term isn't up until 2018. The good news is that he can't run for another term since he'll be over seventy.
 
2014-05-03 07:46:02 AM  

techgeek07: Well let's see, the first Europeans over hear where either catholics or pagans (depending on the book you read).  Before them was the native americans.Therefore, by his reasoning, I'm willing to give credence to any of those three before this asshat.


Don't worry about who was first.  Catholics (French, Italians and Spaniards), what we now call Episcopalians, Dutch Reformists, Norse Pagans (we assume) and Native Americans all beat him to that historical punch, one way or another.  But as that gets covered in the first week of American History classes and then never discussed again, I understand how he missed it.

Someone needs to run a spirit horse through his office.  Preferably an unbroken one.
 
2014-05-03 08:48:51 AM  

skinbubble: [forum.maplewoodonline.com image 239x300]


THAT IS BRILLIANT. 
Stolen for future use. The in-laws get mighty Jesusy.
 
2014-05-03 09:27:09 AM  

jaerik: And the more they double down on this line of rhetoric, they faster they bend the curve.  It's like a crack addict who needs more and more outrage to get the same high, and now they're at the point where the required dose is threatening to outright kill them.


Excellent analogy.

/ fundamentalist religions do share some traits with drug addiction, IMHO...
 
2014-05-03 10:16:02 AM  

TV's Vinnie: Bathia_Mapes: Is he even aware of why the Pilgrims left England in the first place?

To hang people for witchcraft, obviously.


It has always seemed odd to me that both the Unitarians & the United Church of Christ have Puritan roots ( both are as far away from the 'Fundie crowd as one can get, IMHO).  Time changes all things, I guess....
 
2014-05-03 10:43:55 AM  

Cheron: Elected judges is a solution to life time appointment


Squirm about this:  When he refused to take down the 10 Commandments statue, he was removed from office.  Then he ran for it again at the next election and was elected again with 52% of the vote.

He's their man, no question about it.
 
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