Fake Christian Mike Pence Invites Fake Rabbi to Pray for Victims of Synagogue Massacre

“American Jews, in shock over the massacre of 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue, voiced outrage Tuesday after Vice President Mike Pence hosted an election event with a so-called `Christian rabbi`.

Pence took part late Monday in a campaign rally for Lena Epstein, a Jewish Republican running for the House of Representatives, in suburban Detroit, Michigan.

At the rally Loren Jacobs, who uses the title “rabbi” but espouses Christianity, was invited to speak on behalf of the area`s Jewish community.

Instead of opening up with prayers for the 11 Jews shot dead Saturday at the Tree of Life synagogue, Jacobs praised Jesus Christ and then offered prayers for four Republican candidates.”

Yahoo News

A “Christian Rabbi” is an oxymoron, kind of like an “Evangelical Christian.” American Jews were already in shock over the massacre of 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue, and Pence added insult to injury by asking a faux rabbi to pray for the victims at the end of the rally.

Pence referred to Loren Jacobs as a “leader of the Jewish community here in Michigan,” that`s akin to referring to Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan as a leader of the Islamic community in Chicago.

Jacobs is an apostate who is masquerading as a “Christian rabbi, he`s anathema to Jews.

Messianic Jews, such as Jacobs, primary focus is the conversion of Jews to Christianity. That is simply repugnant and offensive to Jews, he would be as welcome in a synagogue as a Jihadist imam would be at an evangelical church.

Pence and his white evangelical brethren have tarnished the Christian faith by wholeheartedly embracing a short-fingered vulgarian who makes a mockery of the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Not content with destroying the evangelical branch of Christianity, Pence is now sowing discord in the Jewish community.

There is a special place reserved in hell for the likes of Mike Pence and Loren Jacobs.

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Kellyanne Conway is Wrong, God Has No Place in the Public Square!

“Kellyanne Conway on Monday condemned the trend of anti-religiosity in America, just days after a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue left 11 people dead and several wounded.

`The anti-religiosity in this country, that it is somehow in vogue and funny to make fun of anybody of faith, to constantly be making fun of people who express religion, the late-night comedians, the unfunny people on TV shows, it`s always anti-religious,` Conway said on `Fox & Friends.`

She later argued that faith can bring Americans together and said this isn`t the time to be `driving God out of the public square.`”

The Hill

Conway would be well-advised to consult a dictionary before spouting off on Fox News. Most folks, people of faith and atheists, are anti-religiosity. The word “religiosity” has a bad connotation, denoting a person who is excessively, obtrusively, or sentimentally religious.

However, it`s true that there is an anti-evangelical trend in America, in reaction to white evangelicals who have made a mockery of Christianity by embracing a degenerate who is a hell of a lot more similar to the anti-Christ than Jesus Christ.

I`m more liberal than conservative but I don`t make fun of people of faith who proclaim and defend the universal concepts of the brotherhood of man, and respect for individuals regardless of their ethnicity, religion, or social class.

I do make fun of white evangelicals who claim to believe in the teachings of Jesus Christ while worshipping a buffoon who is the antithesis of Christianity.

Faith in our democracy and in the Constitution can bring Americans of all faiths and no faith together, and the deity of your choice can best be worshipped in your home or in a place of worship, not in the public square.

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Save our Democracy! Vote Blue November 6, 2018

What is there left to know about Donald Trump? The blowhard billionaire doesn`t bother to put on a veneer of civility to disguise his racism, misogyny and homophobia. He`s so emboldened by the unwavering support of his base that he doesn`t bother with dog whistles, he uses a megaphone to trumpet his bigotry.

Theologians, professors, pundits and bloggers have thundered against his rhetoric and policies that hurt minorities and the disadvantaged and help the wealthy and the privileged.

In the last three years I have written hundreds of essays that chronicle his depravity, racism and misanthropy.

We don`t have to wait for Special Counsel Robert Mueller`s final report, only someone willfully ignorant or complicit in Trump`s corruption can argue that there is insufficient evidence to make the rational judgement that he should be impeached and removed from office.

If the Democrats regain control of the House Trump may be impeached, but the support of his base and the cowardice of Republican Senators ensures that he won`t be removed from office.

We can`t decapitate Trump`s administration, but we must vote for Democrats in the midterm elections so that we can at least emasculate him. The Senate looks like a lost cause, but if the Democrats win control of the House they can not only impeach him, but subpoena his tax records and launch investigations into his corrupt administration.

History will judge this generation harshly for having elected the bastard, but we can make amends by voting for Democrats in the midterms.

Vote! For God`s sake Vote!

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The MAGA Bomber is Representative of Donald Trump’s Cultists

Authorities arrested Cesar Sayoc, 56, now and forever to be known as the MAGA bomber, in connection with a series of explosive devices there were mailed to prominent Democratic leaders over the past week.

I would have a hard time saying MAGA philosopher, MAGA scientist or MAGA professor, but the words “MAGA bomber” roll of the tongue.

Batman has his Batmobile and the MAGA bomber has his MAGA van, the side and back windows of the van are covered in disturbing collages of Republican iconography and anti-Democratic memes.

The TV Batman of the 60`s was a campy figure, but there`s nothing campy or ironic about the MAGA bomber. The MAGA bomber is as subtle and nuanced as a sledgehammer, I imagine that in a conversation he would just repeat the memes and slogans that cover his vehicle.

The MAGA Van is a disturbing piece of art, it has images of Donald Trump, the American flag, and there are also red targets superimposed over progressive icons like Hillary Clinton, Michael Moore and Barack Obama.

The same violent imagery also appeared on the MAGA bomber`s Twitter feed, which has been taken down. But why in the name of God wasn`t it taken down before, violent images and hateful words are just as destructive as bullets and bombs.

Unfortunately, the MAGA bomber isn`t an aberration, he`s representative of Trump`s ignorant and racist cultists. I see the same wild-eyed rage and intolerance for minorities at Trump rallies.

Most Trump followers are able to restrain themselves somewhat, and although they may have only one “CNN Sucks” bumper sticker, they are full of the same pent-up rage as the MAGA bomber.

Trump isn`t destroying our democracy by himself, he has the tacit support of Republican leaders, and the undying devotion of his base.

Vote on November 6, 2018 as if the MAGA bomber is living next door, or as if he is your child`s teacher, because the MAGA Bomber`s mentality has infected a significant section of our society.

We must rid our democracy of Donald Trump and his MAGA followers.

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Donald Trump is the Conspiracy Theorist-in-Chief

“President Donald Trump on Friday threw his weight behind a conspiracy theory about the bomb-like devices being mailed to Democrats, suggesting without evidence that the packages were designed to suppress Republican turnout.

`Republicans are doing so well in early voting, and at the polls, and now this `Bomb` stuff happens and the momentum greatly slows,` Trump posted on Twitter. `News not talking politics. Very unfortunate, what is going on. Republicans, go out and vote!`

The tweet appeared to give credence to the `false flag` conspiracy theory that the suspicious packages mailed to prominent Democrats and CNN are actually an effort to portray conservatives as violent. Trump offered no evidence to support the claim.”

USA TODAY

Donald Trump views everything through a political prism, and in times of national trauma he reacts in a way that will energize his base, not in a way that will comfort and unite the country.

It is impossible for a narcissist to assume the role of comforter-in-chief; his tweets and speeches only serve to further polarize the electorate. Trump never acknowledged that CNN was one of the targets of the mail bomber, and he never offered public or private words of sympathy to the recipients of the mail bombs.

After Charlottesville Trump`s comments inflamed racial tensions and now Trump is seeking to gain political benefit out of the mail bomber threat by giving credence to the false flag conspiracy theory that the suspicious packages mailed to prominent Democrats, critics of the president and CNN are an effort to portray conservatives as violent.

The #NotMyPresident hashtag is very popular because Trump isn`t the president of the entire United States, he only cares about uttering words and signing bills that appeal to his racist base.

It`s imperative that we vote blue November 6, 2018 to hold Trump accountable, and we must impeach him for in these perilous times we need a president who will represent everyone regardless of political affiliation, ethnicity or social class.

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Crazy Cat Lady Kicked Off Flight After Trying to Smuggle Her Cat for Emotional Support

“A woman who smuggled her cat onto a plane was kicked off of the flight by stunned cabin crew.

The passenger from the US told British Airways flight attendants who caught her with the cat she needed it for `emotional support`.

The cat was in her hand luggage, according to the Daily Record, who was told the cat could have got through security at Glasgow Airport.

The woman almost got away with it – but when staff approached her to put her bag in the overhead locker because she was sitting in an emergency exit – the moggie in a box was spotted.”

Daily Mail

Folks are really abusing the concept of therapy animals, passengers have been booted from flights for having “support animals” ranging from squirrels to snakes to pigs. So don`t even think about claiming that a pig is your emotional support animal, for God`s sake just check in Rosie O`Donnell and let her travel in the baggage compartment.

This woman should have been arrested for animal cruelty, how she dare stuff her poor kitty in her handbag. The traumatized cat could have used an emotional support animal of his own.

I love my cats, but I leave my kitties at home, secure in the knowledge that I can deal with whatever as long as I`m wearing my big girl Garfield panties.

If this woman can`t leave her house without a support animal, she should stay home and play with her cat.

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Donald Trump is a Liar

“Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said Wednesday that President Donald Trump is a liar and that he should probably dial down the lying.”

CNN

Scaramucci was appearing on CNN`s “New Day” to promote his new book, a loving tribute to Trump, “Trump: The Blue-Collar President” when he called the president a liar.

Alcoholics get plastered, pedophiles prey on children, crackheads will do anything for crack, philanders screw any warm orifice, and liars lie.

Just like an alcoholic`s addiction for alcohol is what defines him as an individual, a liar`s penchant for bending and twisting the truth is what defines his personality.

Everybody knows that Trump is a liar just like everybody knows Hitler was a racist, there is no need for me to chronicle his decades-long history of lying.

Trump`s supporters could care less that he is a pathological liar, indeed they applaud his lies, especially when his lies reaffirms their racist views.

Members of Trump`s administration, Republican leaders and his friends in the media never call a spade a spade and a liar a liar. Instead they claim Trump was just joking, or exaggerating to make a point, so it was encouraging to hear Scaramucci, an ardent defender of the president, call him a liar.

It is incumbent upon the media, bloggers and anyone with a public voice to call Trump a liar. The truth is diminished whenever we fail to call a liar a liar.

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Love Will Prevail Over Trump’s Message of Fear and Resentment

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”

I John 4: 18

“Donald Trump`s campaign message in two words: Be afraid.

My campaign message in two words: Be brave.”

Stephen King tweet

“Horror novelist Stephen King boiled down President Donald Trump`s campaign message for the November midterms to just two words on Twitter Monday night.

And they are: `Be afraid.`

King, who on Sunday bashed Trump for his latest baseless attack on immigrants, also coined his own campaign message to counter Trump`s fearmongering pitch to vote Republican.

`Be brave,` he wrote.”

Huffington Post

With just two weeks to go before the midterm election, Trump isn`t campaigning on the vibrant economy or the astounding success he`s had in placing conservative judges on the federal courts and nominating and confirming two conservative judges to the Supreme Court.

Fear is the first refuge of a racist populist, and Trump is relying on bellicose and inflammatory anti-immigrant rhetoric to motivate his base to vote. Stirring up hatred and fear of Muslims, immigrants, and minorities is what got Trump elected, and he`s relying on the same foul oratory to try to retain control of the House and Senate.

Trump is making the migrant caravan the central issue of his campaign, he warns that the caravan has been infiltrated by unknown Middle Easterners and MS-13 gang members. He`s threatening to send the military to the border to protect us from this invading horde of criminals, gang members and Muslim terrorists.

Trump suggests that liberal bogeyman George Soros and the Democratic Party financed the caravan, of course he doesn`t have any facts to back up his conspiracy theory.

But Trump`s base doesn`t care about facts, they care only about feelings and emotions, and his emotional entreaties resonate with his racist followers.

There is no doubt that Trump`s message of fear and resentment will inspire his cultists to vote, but I`m optimistic that love will prevail over fear, and the Democrats will regain control of the House.

Patriots` love for the migrants who are fleeing violence in their homelands for the hope of freedom and safety in America, will prevail over the bigots who hate black and brown migrants seeking a better life.

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Halloween Makes a Killing at Box Office! Jamie Lee Curtis is an Immortal Scream Queen!

“It`s the season for spooky movies, and the new take on horror classic Halloween scared up a monster $77.5 million opening weekend. Star Jamie Curtis celebrated Sunday with what she called a boast post.

`OK. I`m going for one BOAST post,` Curtis tweeted. `Biggest horror movie opening with a female lead. Biggest movie opening with a female lead over 55. Second biggest October movie opening ever. Biggest Halloween opening ever.`”

CNET

Horror flicks usually star nubile bimbos who don`t have the brains not to look under the bed, open the closet door or go down to the basement when they hear a creepy sound.

Jamie Lee Curtis was 19 when she starred in the original slasher film “Halloween” in 1978.

Curtis is now 59, and for an actress of her vintage to star in a horror movie is as unusual as Pee Wee Herman starring in an action flick.

There have been countless of sequels and remakes of John Carpenter`s horror movie classic, and this latest iteration doesn`t compare with the original but Curtis delivers a compelling performance.

I`m looking forward to 20 years from now when Halloween 25 is playing and a 79-year old Curtis playing Laurie Strode is still fighting Michael Myers.

Curtis has every right to boast, she`s killing it at the box office! You go girl!

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“It`s the season for spooky movies, and the new take on horror classic Halloween scared up a monster $77.5 million opening weekend. Star Jamie Curtis celebrated Sunday with what she called a boast post.

`OK. I`m going for one BOAST post,` Curtis tweeted. `Biggest horror movie opening with a female lead. Biggest movie opening with a female lead over 55. Second biggest October movie opening ever. Biggest Halloween opening ever.`”

CNET

Horror flicks usually star nubile bimbos who don`t have the brains not to look under the bed, open the closet door or go down to the basement when they hear a creepy sound.

Jamie Lee Curtis was 19 when she starred in the original slasher film “Halloween” in 1978.

Curtis is now 59, and for an actress of her vintage to star in a horror movie is as unusual as Pee Wee Herman starring in an action flick.

There have been countless of sequels and remakes of John Carpenter`s horror movie classic, and this latest iteration doesn`t compare with the original but Curtis delivers a compelling performance.

I`m looking forward to 20 years from now when Halloween 25 is playing and a 79-year old Curtis playing Laurie Strode is still fighting Michael Myers.

Curtis has every right to boast, she`s killing it at the box office! You go girl!

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Silence is Golden

“Finns think if there`s no important topic to discuss, there`s no conversation at all. In fact, one of their national sayings is Silence is gold, talking is silver.

Small talk outside social situations between close friends is virtually non-existent. Interactions with baristas? Limited to the name of the coffee you want to order. Sitting, walking or standing in a way that requires acknowledging a stranger`s presence? Never. (A meme featuring people standing outside a bus shelter rather than under it is an often-posted joke in Finland to illustrate this point.) If you`re a foreigner, congratulations – you`re probably the loudest person on their often (voluntarily) silent public transport.”

BBC

Less is more. My writing style is minimalist, if I was paid by the word I would starve to death.

I don`t like making small talk, if no meaningful information is exchanged, what`s the point?

I avoid parties like the plague, why should I bother breaking the ice with acquaintances and strangers that I just as soon see blowtorched?

I believe there`s a special place in hell for anyone who says “too make a long story short” and then babbles on for another 20 minutes.

I`d rather live in a hovel with monks who have taken vows of poverty and silence than in a palace with royals who just won`t shut the hell up.

I hate the snow and the cold, but the frozen land of Finland sounds like heaven to me, how I would love to live in a country where the national saying is “Silence is gold, talking is silver.”

I wish we communicated by sign language, with only two signs necessary: The extended middle finger and the OK gesture.

I welcome feedback but keep it short and concise.

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