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2014-05-18 11:27:58 PM  
Who wins the Internet, cats or Hitler?
 
2014-05-18 11:28:07 PM  
psihealthylives.com
 
2014-05-18 11:28:39 PM  

drongozone: Who wins the Internet, cats or Hitler?


Hitler cats.
 
2014-05-18 11:31:43 PM  

gerbilpox: geoduck42: gfid: Which is pretty farked up IMO, but if anyone actually cares about it their voice is too small to be heard.

Maybe giving them 2 senators and a representative would actually over represent them in Congress, so I'm not sure what the best solution is. Or maybe not since there are more people in DC than there are in Vermont and Wyoming.

If only they had some representation, maybe they could get representation.

How about carve off Northern Virgina and make a new state out of the combination. You get one new Red State and one new Blue one, and the idiots (as I hear it) who live in southern Virginia can go stew in their own juices.

Congress was considering sorta doing that by giving a red state (I think it was Utah) another rep to balance. The red state was right on the borderline of having enough population to be owed it, so it could be justified.

Sounded unconstitutional to me. DC is not a state! Only a consitutional amendment can give it votes. Similar with a DC lawsuit about it being "discrimination." As a law professor of mine (IANAL) once said, "you can't say the Consitution is unconstitutional."


Actually, it doesn't take a constitutional amendment. You just have to shrink the boundaries. The constitution sets a maximum size for the District, but not a minimum one. An act of Congress could simultaneously shrink the boundaries of the district to just the Capitol Complex, White House, and Mall, while admitting the rest of the current District as a new state, which would be known as "New Columbia".

Carving off NoVA is a no go. That would take Virginia's consent, and NoVA is where the money is. They pay for the rest of the state, Virginia ain't gonna cut away its best tax base.
 
2014-05-18 11:36:08 PM  
 
2014-05-18 11:41:19 PM  

Snapper Carr: Let's cut all that foreign aid, what's the worst thing that could happen?


[i.imgur.com image 850x1166]


In case you didn't notice that happened with all the foreign aid.
 
2014-05-18 11:43:58 PM  

CruJones: This will end well.  Hell, even being told the point behind it I still got confused.


Rovian Projection can get confusing sometimes.
 
2014-05-18 11:44:09 PM  

drongozone: Who wins the Internet, cats or Hitler?


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-05-18 11:46:31 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: nmrsnr: You know, if they really wanted to be "even-handed," with respect to the "stop funding Israel" ad they might have run an ad about US foreign aid to Pakistan, who harbored Bin Laden, or Saudi Arabia, who funnel money to terrorists, but no, they are just pushing religious hatred. That works out so well for everyone.

From another article, so people see the comparison:

The "Jew-hating" ad in question, paid for by the Illinois-based group American Muslims for Palestine, appeared on 20 Metro buses from mid-March to mid-April. Here it is. ...

[www.washingtonpost.com image 850x176]

IMHO, they're  both being dickish.


Yes.  It's like a contest "Let's see who can be the bigger dickbags!"

Whoever wins, we lose.
 
2014-05-18 11:55:20 PM  

hogans: Needs more starfish.


[whatisthisidon'teven.jpg]
 
2014-05-19 12:12:09 AM  

cptjeff: gerbilpox:

Sounded unconstitutional to me. DC is not a state! Only a consitutional amendment can give it votes. Similar with a DC lawsuit about it being "discrimination." As a law professor of mine (IANAL) once said, "you can't say the Consitution is unconstitutional."

Actually, it doesn't take a constitutional amendment. You just have to shrink the boundaries. The constitution sets a maximum size for the District, but not a minimum one. An act of Congress could simultaneously shrink the boundaries of the district to just the Capitol Complex, White House, and Mall, while admitting the rest of the current District as a new state, which would be known as "New Columbia".

Carving off NoVA is a no go. That would take Virginia's consent, and NoVA is where the money is. They pay for the rest of the state, Virginia ain't gonna cut away its best tax base.


[Clicking "Smart" button]
 
2014-05-19 12:14:42 AM  
They should use this image:
 
2014-05-19 12:15:51 AM  
They should use THIS image.
 
2014-05-19 12:20:14 AM  

Mad_Radhu: drongozone: Who wins the Internet, cats or Hitler?

Hitler cats.


Hitler hitler hitler Hitlercats!
 
2014-05-19 12:20:37 AM  

Old Man Winter: . possibly the moon in case Hitler is still there.


It's more likely than you think.

media.moddb.com
 
2014-05-19 12:26:02 AM  

cptjeff: gerbilpox: geoduck42: gfid: Which is pretty farked up IMO, but if anyone actually cares about it their voice is too small to be heard.

Maybe giving them 2 senators and a representative would actually over represent them in Congress, so I'm not sure what the best solution is. Or maybe not since there are more people in DC than there are in Vermont and Wyoming.

If only they had some representation, maybe they could get representation.

How about carve off Northern Virgina and make a new state out of the combination. You get one new Red State and one new Blue one, and the idiots (as I hear it) who live in southern Virginia can go stew in their own juices.

Congress was considering sorta doing that by giving a red state (I think it was Utah) another rep to balance. The red state was right on the borderline of having enough population to be owed it, so it could be justified.

Sounded unconstitutional to me. DC is not a state! Only a consitutional amendment can give it votes. Similar with a DC lawsuit about it being "discrimination." As a law professor of mine (IANAL) once said, "you can't say the Consitution is unconstitutional."

Actually, it doesn't take a constitutional amendment. You just have to shrink the boundaries. The constitution sets a maximum size for the District, but not a minimum one. An act of Congress could simultaneously shrink the boundaries of the district to just the Capitol Complex, White House, and Mall, while admitting the rest of the current District as a new state, which would be known as "New Columbia".

Carving off NoVA is a no go. That would take Virginia's consent, and NoVA is where the money is. They pay for the rest of the state, Virginia ain't gonna cut away its best tax base.


I was told by some guys in southern Virginia that it's actually them who pay for the liberal freeloaders up in northern Virginia.
 
2014-05-19 01:04:40 AM  

sendtodave: Mad_Radhu: drongozone: Who wins the Internet, cats or Hitler?

Hitler cats.

Hitler hitler hitler Hitlercats!


No, Hitler dancing with cat!
 
2014-05-19 01:08:36 AM  
Oiy!
 
2014-05-19 01:18:09 AM  

Kevin72: While the ad's appropriateness for 2014 is questionable, its historic truth of 75 years ago is not. The concentration camps in Croatia run by the Muslims with Hitler's blessing actually grossed out even the Nazis who checked it out. The Nazis were into efficient impersonal mass murder. The Muslim run Croatian camps featured individual torture including that of kids.


Yet my grandma, who had spent time in Hitler's labor camps, was perfectly OK with her daughter marrying the child of a German immigrant.

Almost like the sins of other Germans didn't mean jack f--king sh-t even though that happened between 3 and 4 decades later.
 
2014-05-19 01:54:23 AM  

gerbilpox: cptjeff: gerbilpox:

Sounded unconstitutional to me. DC is not a state! Only a consitutional amendment can give it votes. Similar with a DC lawsuit about it being "discrimination." As a law professor of mine (IANAL) once said, "you can't say the Consitution is unconstitutional."

Actually, it doesn't take a constitutional amendment. You just have to shrink the boundaries. The constitution sets a maximum size for the District, but not a minimum one. An act of Congress could simultaneously shrink the boundaries of the district to just the Capitol Complex, White House, and Mall, while admitting the rest of the current District as a new state, which would be known as "New Columbia".

Carving off NoVA is a no go. That would take Virginia's consent, and NoVA is where the money is. They pay for the rest of the state, Virginia ain't gonna cut away its best tax base.

[Clicking "Smart" button]


I wish I could claim credit for the idea, but I can't. Tell your Congresscritters to cosponsor.

\Not a single Republican on there, of course.

sendtodave: I was told by some guys in southern Virginia that it's actually them who pay for the liberal freeloaders up in northern Virginia.


And I suspect they genuinely believe it. That's the trouble with trusting belief over facts.
 
2014-05-19 02:37:49 AM  
But if we cut off aid to Israel, we won't get:

cdn01.dailycaller.com

www.algemeiner.com

www.atlantajewish.com

www.sportsmansdaily.com

1.bp.blogspot.com

media1.santabanta.com
 
2014-05-19 02:40:31 AM  
Stuff like this makes me a little crazy. I know most people in the Middle East are normal people trying to get by, just like you and me... But this sort of dick waving contest over who is more oppressed, or who is more bigoted, or who deserves what land based on what claim is stupid. It makes me wish they could all get together in one spot and burn each other in the atomic fire they so seemingly crave for the other.

Seriously, you asshats, just farking deal with the fact that have slightly different views of the imaginary sky-father god (I know a lot of Israelis are secular, they substitute ideas in like claiming the Palestinians don't actually exist and are just Arabs that happened to temporarily be camping over the Jewish homeland), and rather than just bringing up old grudges over and over and over and periodically ethnically cleansing each other, how about thinking about how we can achieve a better life for everyone? Isn't that a more meaningful "justice" than the "justice" of hatred, oppression and revenge?

We should either defund ALL the bastards or target our funding into encouraging them to develop nukes so they can rid the rest of us of their company. Seriously, Israeli or Arab, all I see is people driven mad by a complex brew of racism/tribalism and toxic religious belief.

/it's no wonder some Gnostics considered the abrahamic god as evil or at least misguided
//I feel deeply sorry for those that genuinely desire peace, who have I live with the asshats
 
2014-05-19 02:41:20 AM  

sendtodave: cptjeff: gerbilpox: geoduck42: gfid: Which is pretty farked up IMO, but if anyone actually cares about it their voice is too small to be heard.

Maybe giving them 2 senators and a representative would actually over represent them in Congress, so I'm not sure what the best solution is. Or maybe not since there are more people in DC than there are in Vermont and Wyoming.

If only they had some representation, maybe they could get representation.

How about carve off Northern Virgina and make a new state out of the combination. You get one new Red State and one new Blue one, and the idiots (as I hear it) who live in southern Virginia can go stew in their own juices.

Congress was considering sorta doing that by giving a red state (I think it was Utah) another rep to balance. The red state was right on the borderline of having enough population to be owed it, so it could be justified.

Sounded unconstitutional to me. DC is not a state! Only a consitutional amendment can give it votes. Similar with a DC lawsuit about it being "discrimination." As a law professor of mine (IANAL) once said, "you can't say the Consitution is unconstitutional."

Actually, it doesn't take a constitutional amendment. You just have to shrink the boundaries. The constitution sets a maximum size for the District, but not a minimum one. An act of Congress could simultaneously shrink the boundaries of the district to just the Capitol Complex, White House, and Mall, while admitting the rest of the current District as a new state, which would be known as "New Columbia".

Carving off NoVA is a no go. That would take Virginia's consent, and NoVA is where the money is. They pay for the rest of the state, Virginia ain't gonna cut away its best tax base.

I was told by some guys in southern Virginia that it's actually them who pay for the liberal freeloaders up in northern Virginia.


Yep, here in Hampton Roads is where the Navy and military are based, which is VA's bread and butter.
 
2014-05-19 02:53:20 AM  

HindiDiscoMonster: Enemabag Jones: Can we stop aid to Israel too?

Jews, like everyone else, most are fine people.  But I am not sure why the US is allied with Israel so much?

I am not sure why we feel obligated to provide aid (other than perhaps food to 3rd world countries because it is the decent thing to do) to Israel or any of the core Muslim countries... I also feel we need to stop being the world's police force. The UN is supposed to serve that function with their "Peace Keepers" right?


Indeed. USA could contribute to those peace keepers. (why the quotatitons, you do realise UN has peace keepers around the world. Whose mission it is to keep the peace?)
 
2014-05-19 02:54:04 AM  

kling_klang_bed: sendtodave: cptjeff: gerbilpox: geoduck42: gfid: Which is pretty farked up IMO, but if anyone actually cares about it their voice is too small to be heard.

Maybe giving them 2 senators and a representative would actually over represent them in Congress, so I'm not sure what the best solution is. Or maybe not since there are more people in DC than there are in Vermont and Wyoming.

If only they had some representation, maybe they could get representation.

How about carve off Northern Virgina and make a new state out of the combination. You get one new Red State and one new Blue one, and the idiots (as I hear it) who live in southern Virginia can go stew in their own juices.

Congress was considering sorta doing that by giving a red state (I think it was Utah) another rep to balance. The red state was right on the borderline of having enough population to be owed it, so it could be justified.

Sounded unconstitutional to me. DC is not a state! Only a consitutional amendment can give it votes. Similar with a DC lawsuit about it being "discrimination." As a law professor of mine (IANAL) once said, "you can't say the Consitution is unconstitutional."

Actually, it doesn't take a constitutional amendment. You just have to shrink the boundaries. The constitution sets a maximum size for the District, but not a minimum one. An act of Congress could simultaneously shrink the boundaries of the district to just the Capitol Complex, White House, and Mall, while admitting the rest of the current District as a new state, which would be known as "New Columbia".

Carving off NoVA is a no go. That would take Virginia's consent, and NoVA is where the money is. They pay for the rest of the state, Virginia ain't gonna cut away its best tax base.

I was told by some guys in southern Virginia that it's actually them who pay for the liberal freeloaders up in northern Virginia.

Yep, here in Hampton Roads is where the Navy and military are based, which is VA's bread and butter.


Anyone have any citations on tax receipts by county either way?

I'm inclined to believe that nova pays the lions share.
 
2014-05-19 03:02:49 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Well, well.  Here we are, watching politicians in DC caught between stances.  Do they continue to suck Israel's cock, or do they take it out of their mouth long enough to say that they don't agree with a Jewish organization, because "tolerance for all"?  My guess is they stay out of it and hope to hell it goes away before Jewish campaign contributors start holding them accountable for foreign aid votes.


Pamela Geller's group is not a Jewish organization, it's a far-right Islamophobic organization. It's also considered a hate group according to both the SPLC and the Anti-Defamation League. The majority of American Jews do not subscribe to the extreme views of Pamela Geller.
 
2014-05-19 03:20:54 AM  

sendtodave: wambu: gfid: HindiDiscoMonster: Enemabag Jones: Can we stop aid to Israel too?

Jews, like everyone else, most are fine people.  But I am not sure why the US is allied with Israel so much?

I am not sure why we feel obligated to provide aid (other than perhaps food to 3rd world countries because it is the decent thing to do) to Israel or any of the core Muslim countries... I also feel we need to stop being the world's police force. The UN is supposed to serve that function with their "Peace Keepers" right?

There's an argument that food aid actually continues the cycle of poverty.  How the fark are farmers supposed to make a living when people can just get food for free?

Same goes for shipping old clothes off to 3rd world countries.

Something about teaching a man to fish.,,,

So, the poor are animals.


No no no. You misunderstand. The point is that if only the poor could learn to forage for food there would be no need for food stamps. And while you're at it, be sure to have your poor people spayed and neutered as well.
 
2014-05-19 04:15:02 AM  
You know who else took a picture with Hitler...
www.redicecreations.com
Therefore...Catholics hate Jews and are domestic terrorists...
 
2014-05-19 05:32:55 AM  

fusillade762: [psihealthylives.com image 652x490]


Yeah, it's amazing how much grief, trouble, and hardship we were able to buy at such a cheap price.
Great f**king deal.
Could you also get us cancer wholesale?
 
2014-05-19 05:41:31 AM  

2wolves: HindiDiscoMonster: The UN is supposed to serve that function with their "Peace Keepers" right?

Because the USSR, the USA, and the PRC cut off the U.N.'s balls  during the Korean unpleasantness.


Just as a point of pedantry...

Korean unpleasantness: 1950-1953.

PRC didn't take ROC's security council seat until 1971.
 
2014-05-19 05:53:59 AM  

Mad_Radhu: I was just actually watching Downfall on Netflix this morning. It was actually kind of entertaining because of the Schadenfreude of seeing Hitler realizing his dreams had died and all that was left for him and his inner circle was despair and suicide. It was oddly heartwarming to see so many evil people have a bad day, like 2 and a half hours of real-life Joffreys dying.


i1.ytimg.com

You sicko
 
2014-05-19 06:33:22 AM  

The Bruce Dickinson: You know who else took a picture with Hitler...
[www.redicecreations.com image 460x291]
Therefore...Catholics hate Jews and are domestic terrorists...


Eh, people take pictures with assholes all the time. It's called politics. I had my picture taken with Ted Kennedy when I was younger--one of those things where I knew a guy who knew the Kennedy family, and it would have been incredibly rude for me to say, "Senator, you're a murdering douchenozzle and I refuse to be seen in public with you."

Doesn't mean I had any use for the late Senator, agreed with his politics, or thought he was remotely useful (he was riding on his more useful, and sadly, assassinated and long-dead brothers, coattails right up until the day he died) as a Senator or good for the country. It was something I did out of politeness and a refusal to embarrass my friend in public.
 
2014-05-19 07:02:19 AM  

sendtodave: kling_klang_bed: sendtodave: cptjeff: gerbilpox: geoduck42: gfid: Which is pretty farked up IMO, but if anyone actually cares about it their voice is too small to be heard.

Maybe giving them 2 senators and a representative would actually over represent them in Congress, so I'm not sure what the best solution is. Or maybe not since there are more people in DC than there are in Vermont and Wyoming.

If only they had some representation, maybe they could get representation.

How about carve off Northern Virgina and make a new state out of the combination. You get one new Red State and one new Blue one, and the idiots (as I hear it) who live in southern Virginia can go stew in their own juices.

Congress was considering sorta doing that by giving a red state (I think it was Utah) another rep to balance. The red state was right on the borderline of having enough population to be owed it, so it could be justified.

Sounded unconstitutional to me. DC is not a state! Only a consitutional amendment can give it votes. Similar with a DC lawsuit about it being "discrimination." As a law professor of mine (IANAL) once said, "you can't say the Consitution is unconstitutional."

Actually, it doesn't take a constitutional amendment. You just have to shrink the boundaries. The constitution sets a maximum size for the District, but not a minimum one. An act of Congress could simultaneously shrink the boundaries of the district to just the Capitol Complex, White House, and Mall, while admitting the rest of the current District as a new state, which would be known as "New Columbia".

Carving off NoVA is a no go. That would take Virginia's consent, and NoVA is where the money is. They pay for the rest of the state, Virginia ain't gonna cut away its best tax base.

I was told by some guys in southern Virginia that it's actually them who pay for the liberal freeloaders up in northern Virginia.

Yep, here in Hampton Roads is where the Navy and military are based, which is VA's bread and b ...


It's more complicated than that. The money is in an urban crescent running roughly from Loudoun County east and south to Richmond, then east to Virginia Beach. That's well more than half of all tax receipts in the commonwealth (about 70 percent, w/ almost 40 percent in NoVa, under 15 percent in Richmond's MSA, and the rest -- about 20 percent total -- in Hampton Roads), and about that big a proportion of the people. Because of gerrymandering and vote-selling, however, spending as a portion of the state budget falls well short (all those places give more than they get), and they have less political power lest they turn us all into damn communists.

Pam Geller is a bad person who should feel bad. Trolls seldom do.
 
2014-05-19 07:56:56 AM  
Am I doing it right?
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-05-19 08:06:44 AM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: redmid17: LordJiro: Considering that Hitler himself was a Christian (at least as much of a Christian as the hateful assholes on the American RIght), Gellar may want to rethink the whole 'Judging a whole religion based on its worst members' thing.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Hitler#Religious_views

Yep. Although if he was practicing it wouldn't matter. Catholics aren't *really* Christian anyway.

/there are many things I don't get about evangelicals


Evangelicals are easy to understand. "I'm special damnit and will do whatever I feel like to proof it."
 
2014-05-19 08:31:51 AM  

Aigoo: Enemabag Jones: Can we stop aid to Israel too?

Jews, like everyone else, most are fine people.  But I am not sure why the US is allied with Israel so much?

Because, despite the Constitutional requirement that dictates we separate matters of religion and state, we do not do so.

And because the United States is, according to every poll taken on the matter, a nation whose inhabitants are somewhere between 68 and 78% Christian (whatever flavor/sect they happen to fall under)--and the leaders of those sects are bound and determined to maintain political clout by demanding their parishioners vote religious issues, not political/state issues. (And the Bible is clear that supporting Israel is not questionable--despite the fact that Israel is, at this time, a secular nation that keeps religious law largely separate from politics [there is a movement within Israeli government to change to a Torah-based government, but that is not currently the case] or they would not have given up control of the Temple Mount to Islam.)

I'm a Christian, but I do not conflate my politics with my faith when it's time to vote. Most of those who call themselves Christian do not make the distinction and that is why no politician in the US who ever wants to be elected would give the idea of stopping aid to Israel a moment's consideration, regardless of the practicality of the idea.


Today's fun fact: Nowhere does the Constitution of the United States of America state there must be a separation of church and state.
 
2014-05-19 08:53:45 AM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: Fart_Machine: It's a bit more convoluted than that.

That wasn't very convoluted.  He publicly paid lip service for political gains, while stating to his confidants a goal of destroying christianity in Europe.  Okay.

Here's what his homey Goebbels had to say in his private writings..

On 8 April 1941, Goebbels wrote that Hitler 'hates Christianity, because it has crippled all that is noble in humanity." He wrote on 29 December 1939, that Hitler viewed Christianity as a "symptom of decay" and added his own opinion: "Rightly so. It is a branch of the Jewish race. This can be seen in the similarity of their religious rites. Both (Judaism and Christianity) have no point of contact to the animal element, and thus, in the end they will be destroyed".
Clergy, nuns and lay leaders were targeted, leading to thousands of arrests over the ensuing years, often on trumped up charges of currency smuggling or "immorality". Goebbels led the Nazi persecution of the clergy. In 1933, the Nazis established a Reich Chamber of Authorship and Reich Press Chamber under the Reich Cultural Chamber of the Ministry for Propaganda. Dissident writers were terrorised. The flourishing Christian press of Germany faced censorship and closure. Finally in March 1941, Goebbels banned all Church press, on the pretext of a "paper shortage".


Regardless of the truth of that, it doesn't give the Church a pass for enabling and endorsing fascism.

/'reap what you sow' sound familiar?
 
2014-05-19 09:04:14 AM  

Jakesta: Aigoo: Enemabag Jones: Can we stop aid to Israel too?

Jews, like everyone else, most are fine people.  But I am not sure why the US is allied with Israel so much?

Because, despite the Constitutional requirement that dictates we separate matters of religion and state, we do not do so.

And because the United States is, according to every poll taken on the matter, a nation whose inhabitants are somewhere between 68 and 78% Christian (whatever flavor/sect they happen to fall under)--and the leaders of those sects are bound and determined to maintain political clout by demanding their parishioners vote religious issues, not political/state issues. (And the Bible is clear that supporting Israel is not questionable--despite the fact that Israel is, at this time, a secular nation that keeps religious law largely separate from politics [there is a movement within Israeli government to change to a Torah-based government, but that is not currently the case] or they would not have given up control of the Temple Mount to Islam.)

I'm a Christian, but I do not conflate my politics with my faith when it's time to vote. Most of those who call themselves Christian do not make the distinction and that is why no politician in the US who ever wants to be elected would give the idea of stopping aid to Israel a moment's consideration, regardless of the practicality of the idea.

Today's fun fact: Nowhere does the Constitution of the United States of America state there must be a separation of church and state.


Today's corollary to today's fun fact:  Separation of church and state is STILL a farking good idea.

Unless you'd care to point to a happy, stable, prosperous theocracy somewhere on this planet?
 
2014-05-19 09:06:41 AM  

Jakesta: Aigoo: Enemabag Jones: Can we stop aid to Israel too?

Jews, like everyone else, most are fine people.  But I am not sure why the US is allied with Israel so much?

Because, despite the Constitutional requirement that dictates we separate matters of religion and state, we do not do so.

And because the United States is, according to every poll taken on the matter, a nation whose inhabitants are somewhere between 68 and 78% Christian (whatever flavor/sect they happen to fall under)--and the leaders of those sects are bound and determined to maintain political clout by demanding their parishioners vote religious issues, not political/state issues. (And the Bible is clear that supporting Israel is not questionable--despite the fact that Israel is, at this time, a secular nation that keeps religious law largely separate from politics [there is a movement within Israeli government to change to a Torah-based government, but that is not currently the case] or they would not have given up control of the Temple Mount to Islam.)

I'm a Christian, but I do not conflate my politics with my faith when it's time to vote. Most of those who call themselves Christian do not make the distinction and that is why no politician in the US who ever wants to be elected would give the idea of stopping aid to Israel a moment's consideration, regardless of the practicality of the idea.

Today's fun fact: Nowhere does the Constitution of the United States of America state there must be a separation of church and state.


"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;"
"As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion, "
 
2014-05-19 09:09:02 AM  

Ilmarinen: Mad_Radhu: I was just actually watching Downfall on Netflix this morning. It was actually kind of entertaining because of the Schadenfreude of seeing Hitler realizing his dreams had died and all that was left for him and his inner circle was despair and suicide. It was oddly heartwarming to see so many evil people have a bad day, like 2 and a half hours of real-life Joffreys dying.

[i1.ytimg.com image 850x478]

You sicko


Actually, that was one of the best parts, knowing that the scene was supposed to be historically accurate and that the Goebbels were in a position where they felt they had to kill their own children before they killed themselves. When you consider how many millions died because of Goebbels, it feels just that they had to suffer so much at the end, knowing that their legacy was truly gone in every meaningful way as they died. They brought so much horror to the world that it is nice to know that their lives ended in some of the worst horror imaginable.
 
2014-05-19 09:20:46 AM  
let me guess... the vicious racist coont pam geller is behind this?
 
2014-05-19 09:49:16 AM  

Enemabag Jones: Can we stop aid to Israel too?

Jews, like everyone else, most are fine people.  But I am not sure why the US is allied with Israel so much?


You have any idea how many rabidly pro Israel people we have in the states? There is a HUGE group of people with LOTS of money and politicle power pulling for them, not to even mention the Pro Israel Lobby. Which is farking nuts that a foreign power has it's own lobby in our country but that just goes to show what I'm Talking About.
 
2014-05-19 10:42:32 AM  

Luven: Enemabag Jones: Can we stop aid to Israel too?

Jews, like everyone else, most are fine people.  But I am not sure why the US is allied with Israel so much?

You have any idea how many rabidly pro Israel people we have in the states? There is a HUGE group of people with LOTS of money and politicle power pulling for them, not to even mention the Pro Israel Lobby. Which is farking nuts that a foreign power has it's own lobby in our country but that just goes to show what I'm Talking About.


What's nuts about a lobby for a foreign country. That's what an Ambassador, after all, does.
 
2014-05-19 10:51:13 AM  
Is it this one?:

static.tvtropes.org
 
2014-05-19 11:25:43 AM  
But will the buses run on time?
 
2014-05-19 11:41:00 AM  
Even talking about Hitler is racist. That's why he and the Nazis should be erased from all history texts, and never spoken of again.
 
2014-05-19 12:08:03 PM  
You have any idea how many rabidly pro Israel people we have in the states? There is a HUGE group of people with LOTS of money and politicle power pulling for them, not to even mention the Pro Israel Lobby. Which is farking nuts that a foreign power has it's own lobby in our country but that just goes to show what I'm Talking About

Racist
 
2014-05-19 12:24:36 PM  
Prescott Bush

/that is all
 
2014-05-19 12:29:58 PM  
Good. Tolerance for Islam is entirely self-defeating.
 
2014-05-19 01:10:17 PM  

animal color: It's more complicated than that. The money is in an urban crescent running roughly from Loudoun County east and south to Richmond, then east to Virginia Beach. That's well more than half of all tax receipts in the commonwealth (about 70 percent, w/ almost 40 percent in NoVa, under 15 percent in Richmond's MSA, and the rest -- about 20 percent total -- in Hampton Roads), and about that big a proportion of the people.


Right on.  Actually, I'm coming up with ~50% from NoVA, and ~14% from Hampton Roads (income tax calculations).

But, either way, if there is any "us versus them" attitude  down south, well, it really is the North that carries the state.  Not Hampton Roads, Richmond, or especially not the boonies (the guys that told me that they paid for everything lived in farking Pittsylvania county!).

total income tax liability, aggregate$9,846,787,045
Hampton Roads
Gloucester30,952,529
Isle of Wight36,994,787
James City92,549,969
Mathews7,408,169
York75,313,676
total for HR counties243,219,130

Chesapeake204,944,406
Hampton85,546,671
Newport News117,378,119
Norfolk138,778,882
Poquoson16,468,071
Portsmouth56,749,679
Suffolk74,116,401
Virginia Beach447,253,951
Williamsburg12,187,433
total for HR cities1,153,423,613

total for HR1,396,642,743
% of aggregate14.18%

Arlington557,984,809
Clarke18,661,273
Culpeper41,081,676
Fairfax2,339,056,855
Fauquier105,786,571
King George26,694,747
Loudoun640,171,364
Prince William531,962,100
Spotsylvania134,065,516
Stafford160,564,414
Warren33,574,161
total for NoVA counties4,589,603,486

Alexandria$312,114,736
Falls Church36,357,979
Fairfax46,773,374
Fredericksburg29,458,565
Manassas$39,419,051
Manassas Park13,311,630
total for NoVA cities$477,435,335

total for NoVA$5,067,038,820.75
% of aggregate51.46%

But, sure, whatever, we can take our half, and you can take yours, you rednecks.
 
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