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2014-08-05 08:07:51 PM  
"What Steve may not have focused on is many members of Congress are over age 60, and the ability of the bald caucus to read print this small is questionable," Sherman told Business Insider.

That's not really a problem.  The Republican Bible doesn't include a lot of the fine print that comes in the standard version anyway.
 
2014-08-05 08:27:25 PM  
Meh, thought the article would have been funnier for some reason.

Not surprised the criticism was so tepid or that only one person wanted to go on the record here.

House Republicans be trolling and nobody wants to respond to an obvious troll.

Do kinda wonder how the Mississippi Republican who tried this stunt would react if everyone in his office were given a free Book of Mormon or Koran with a similar note.
 
2014-08-05 08:39:06 PM  

Karac: "What Steve may not have focused on is many members of Congress are over age 60, and the ability of the bald caucus to read print this small is questionable," Sherman told Business Insider.

That's not really a problem.  The Republican Bible doesn't include a lot of the fine print that comes in the standard version anyway.


I'm pretty sure it's just the old testament, too
 
2014-08-05 08:59:06 PM  

quatchi: Meh, thought the article would have been funnier for some reason.

Not surprised the criticism was so tepid or that only one person wanted to go on the record here.

House Republicans be trolling and nobody wants to respond to an obvious troll.

Do kinda wonder how the Mississippi Republican who tried this stunt would react if everyone in his office were given a free Book of Mormon or Koran with a similar note.


Dianetics would cure those worthless farkers right up.
 
2014-08-05 09:01:46 PM  

DeArmondVI: Dianetics would cure those worthless farkers right up


Lawls!
 
2014-08-05 09:20:07 PM  
2 years until he's caught doing a male prostitute, tops.
 
2014-08-05 09:21:35 PM  
I hate theocrats.
 
2014-08-05 09:24:36 PM  
At least they can read the first part of it.
 
2014-08-05 09:28:44 PM  
I would have been so pissed.
 
2014-08-05 09:29:01 PM  
"I have to say for a member-to-member gift, it's a low-quality bible ... not nearly as nice as the one you get in hotel rooms,"

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2014-08-05 09:37:32 PM  

Lando Lincoln: I hate theocrats.


Lando Lincoln: 2 years until he's caught doing a male prostitute, tops.


Theoristocrats!
 
2014-08-05 09:53:56 PM  
I bet that, without a hint of irony, his next speech was crocodile tears over government waste
 
2014-08-05 10:09:22 PM  
What's with giving Bibles as gifts anyway? I must have received a dozen from various relatives and friends of the family before graduating high school. And what did I have pushed in my face the first day at university? A Bible. Did the Gideons really think any kid starting college in Alabama didn't already have access to a Bible? Can't imagine any member of Congress that wants to read the Bible doesn't already have one.
 
2014-08-05 10:09:35 PM  
That's pretty bad when the Bibles aren't on par with the free Bible you get with a hotel room.
 
2014-08-05 10:12:10 PM  

Theaetetus: Lando Lincoln: I hate theocrats.

Lando Lincoln: 2 years until he's caught doing a male prostitute, tops.

Theoristocrats!


!!

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2014-08-05 10:13:28 PM  

Lackofname: That's pretty bad when the Bibles aren't on par with the free Bible you get with a hotel room.


Pulp fiction.
 
2014-08-05 10:16:03 PM  
I need to know what types of hotels these congress-critters are hanging out at and how they know if they're better (or worse) than those provided.

My experience with hotel bibles is limited to using single pages as rolling papers.
 
2014-08-05 10:17:11 PM  
If the Bible is the "word of God," then why was it written by humans? What kind of pathetic "God" can't do their own writing?
 
2014-08-05 10:18:37 PM  
With Cantor gone now, are there any Jewish Republicans left in congress?
 
2014-08-05 10:22:22 PM  

EngineerAU: What's with giving Bibles as gifts anyway? I must have received a dozen from various relatives and friends of the family before graduating high school. And what did I have pushed in my face the first day at university? A Bible. Did the Gideons really think any kid starting college in Alabama didn't already have access to a Bible? Can't imagine any member of Congress that wants to read the Bible doesn't already have one.


It's an exhibition of passive aggression. Like giving diet books to fat people.
 
2014-08-05 10:25:35 PM  

quatchi: Meh, thought the article would have been funnier for some reason.

Not surprised the criticism was so tepid or that only one person wanted to go on the record here.

House Republicans be trolling and nobody wants to respond to an obvious troll.

Do kinda wonder how the Mississippi Republican who tried this stunt would react if everyone in his office were given a free Book of Mormon or Koran with a similar note.


I wish there was somebody in Congress with the balls to try.
 
2014-08-05 10:26:36 PM  

Conthan: With Cantor gone now, are there any Jewish Republicans left in congress?


Nope
 
2014-08-05 10:26:41 PM  
So the Jews just do not read the second half of the book?  Big deal.
 
2014-08-05 10:26:50 PM  

Lenny_da_Hog: It's an exhibition of passive aggression. Like giving diet books to fat people.


Or Matthew 6:5 pamphlets to Republicans.
 
2014-08-05 10:28:36 PM  
Should have sprang for the multiple translation version
 
2014-08-05 10:31:49 PM  

Panty Sniffer: So the Jews just do not read the second half of the book?  Big deal.


I'm pretty sure Republicans don't either
 
2014-08-05 10:33:12 PM  
I would have sent back a pasta cookbook as the holy word of my chosen diety.
 
2014-08-05 10:36:15 PM  

Theaetetus: Lando Lincoln: I hate theocrats.

Lando Lincoln: 2 years until he's caught doing a male prostitute, tops.

Theoristocrats!


Awesome.

And sending (apparently shiatty quality) bibles to your co-workers is unnaceptably obnoxious AT BEST in my mind. Are there no rules about things like this?

They should all send him The Qur'an. Y'know, for the lulz.

And if he's using the bible to aid his decision making... Well it speaks not to the CREDIT of the bible. That's all I gotta say.

Douche.
 
2014-08-05 10:39:01 PM  
I'm sure his non-ultra-christian constituents appreciate the implication that they don't make the best decisions because they don't consult the bible first.  That's some fine representin', Steve.
 
2014-08-05 10:46:40 PM  

EngineerAU: What's with giving Bibles as gifts anyway? I must have received a dozen from various relatives and friends of the family before graduating high school. And what did I have pushed in my face the first day at university? A Bible. Did the Gideons really think any kid starting college in Alabama didn't already have access to a Bible? Can't imagine any member of Congress that wants to read the Bible doesn't already have one.


Heh, I feel the same way at the beginning of every school year here at my state school in the middle of the Midwest.  For the first few days they have this festival or whatever in which all of the student organizations set up shop and try to promote their causes.  I swear half of the booths are Christian student organizations asking you if you've heard the "Word."

Yes, I've heard the "Word" every day since I moved to this region, and every three seconds since I ventured onto campus just now.  Just who do you think you're spreading the "Word" to?
 
2014-08-05 10:47:27 PM  

Conthan: With Cantor gone now, are there any Jewish Republicans left in congress?


Nope.

Republicans in January 2013 had 161 members of the House and 31 members of the Senate who identify as Protestant, 61 members of the House and nine members of the Senate who identify as Catholic, seven members of the House and five members of the Senate who identify as Mormon, and three Orthodox Christian House members. Cantor had been the GOP's only Jew in either chamber.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/10/eric-cantor-republicans-rel ig ion_n_5482432.html

Now the House GOP are like that bar in Blues Brothers.

/"Country *and* Western."
 
2014-08-05 10:49:17 PM  

Gyrfalcon: I wish there was somebody in Congress with the balls to try.


Aye. From your mouth to the FSM's ear.
 
2014-08-05 11:00:59 PM  

The Name: Heh, I feel the same way at the beginning of every school year here at my state school in the middle of the Midwest.  For the first few days they have this festival or whatever in which all of the student organizations set up shop and try to promote their causes.  I swear half of the booths are Christian student organizations asking you if you've heard the "Word."


If ever there was a time for a lengthy "Family Guy" reference, this is it...
 
2014-08-05 11:01:15 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Karac: "What Steve may not have focused on is many members of Congress are over age 60, and the ability of the bald caucus to read print this small is questionable," Sherman told Business Insider.

That's not really a problem.  The Republican Bible doesn't include a lot of the fine print that comes in the standard version anyway.

I'm pretty sure it's just the old testament, too


And Revelations.
 
2014-08-05 11:07:47 PM  

The Name: half of the booths are Christian student organizations asking you if you've heard the "Word.


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2014-08-05 11:08:04 PM  
I would save it so I could make paper airplanes out of the pages during the next session. Huck em right at boehner.
 
2014-08-05 11:09:19 PM  

Aquapope: I'm sure his non-ultra-christian constituents appreciate the implication that they don't make the best decisions because they don't consult the bible first.  That's some fine representin', Steve.


The guys who do read the Bible every day seem to end up getting caught smoking meth with gay hookers, so it's not like bible reading has any positive correlation with good decision making.
 
2014-08-05 11:13:36 PM  
I wish I worked in one of those offices so i could tell the press that I prefer it when the free publications sent to congress come from Larry Flynt.
 
2014-08-05 11:19:24 PM  

Karac: "What Steve may not have focused on is many members of Congress are over age 60, and the ability of the bald caucus to read print this small is questionable," Sherman told Business Insider.

That's not really a problem.  The Republican Bible doesn't include a lot of the fine print that comes in the standard version anyway.


Inspired by Thomas Jefferson's famous editing of the Bible, Steve Palazzo creates the Republican Bible "...Love...money. Thou shall ... kill. Let he ... cast the first stone...at... men who lay with men."
 
2014-08-05 11:20:55 PM  

Conthan: With Cantor gone now, are there any Jewish Republicans left in congress?


He was the only one.
 
2014-08-05 11:33:26 PM  
I was told there would be no non-Christians in my Congress.
 
2014-08-05 11:35:01 PM  
Trolly response from a Jewish congressperson would've been: "Thank you for this copy of the Bible, plus fan-fiction."

/I have actually referred, sarcastically, to the New Testament as fan-fiction
//mostly Jewish family
///my Catholic aunt chuckled, pointed out that one of her favorite people was Jewish
////I should've retorted with "your husband?"
 
2014-08-05 11:41:47 PM  

quatchi: Meh, thought the article would have been funnier for some reason.

Not surprised the criticism was so tepid or that only one person wanted to go on the record here.

House Republicans be trolling and nobody wants to respond to an obvious troll.

Do kinda wonder how the Mississippi Republican who tried this stunt would react if everyone in his office were given a free Book of Mormon or Koran with a similar note.


I wish Pete Stark were still in Congress; he could give out a copy of On the Origin of Species or The God Delusion to every member of Congress.
 
2014-08-05 11:44:08 PM  

quatchi: Conthan: With Cantor gone now, are there any Jewish Republicans left in congress?

Nope.

Republicans in January 2013 had 161 members of the House and 31 members of the Senate who identify as Protestant, 61 members of the House and nine members of the Senate who identify as Catholic, seven members of the House and five members of the Senate who identify as Mormon, and three Orthodox Christian House members. Cantor had been the GOP's only Jew in either chamber.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/10/eric-cantor-republicans-rel ig ion_n_5482432.html

Now the House GOP are like that bar in Blues Brothers.

/"Country *and* Western."


maybe the president just needs some chicken wire.
 
2014-08-05 11:46:27 PM  
For many years each new Senator was given a copy of the Jefferson Bible.

That would be a tradition worth resurrecting.
 
2014-08-05 11:47:50 PM  

Rambino: For many years each new Senator was given a copy of the Jefferson Bible.

That would be a tradition worth resurrecting.


If I'm ever elected to public office, I would use the Jefferson Bible for my inauguration.
 
2014-08-05 11:51:53 PM  

BSABSVR: I would save it so I could make paper airplanes out of the pages during the next session. Huck em right at boehner.


Those super-thin pages make great rolling papers. Or so I've heard.
 
2014-08-05 11:56:19 PM  

Paris1127: Trolly response from a Jewish congressperson would've been: "Thank you for this copy of the Bible, plus fan-fiction."

/I have actually referred, sarcastically, to the New Testament as fan-fiction
//mostly Jewish family
///my Catholic aunt chuckled, pointed out that one of her favorite people was Jewish
////I should've retorted with "your husband?"


Alan King?
 
2014-08-05 11:57:29 PM  
Was it the Duck Dynasty edition?
 
2014-08-06 12:01:54 AM  
Normally I do not get my bowels in an uproar when people give me free stuff.  But that is just me.
 
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