If Iran Drops a Nuclear Bomb on Israel It Will Mean the End of Israel and Evangelicals

More than three-quarters (77%) of Evangelical Christians believe that if the Iranian regime were able to build a nuclear weapon, its leaders would use it to carry out their repeated threats to ‘wipe Israel off the map’ and ‘bring about a second Holocaust,’ according to a new survey published by the Joshua Fund.”

Jerusalem Post

The State of Israel is central to the faith of evangelicals, they believe Jews are God’s chosen people, and that He will preserve Israel as a Jewish nation until Jesus returns.

Adolph Hitler tried to wipe out Jews from the face of the Earth, killing six million in the Holocaust.

Evangelicals rejoiced on May 14, 1948, when David Ben-Gurion proclaimed the establishment of the State of Israel. President Harry S. Truman recognized the new nation on the same day.

Evangelicals saw the birth of the modern nation of Israel as a fulfillment of Biblical prophecy, and they rejoiced as much as the Israelis.

Evangelicals mention Israel more than they do America in their sermons, editorials and written material.

Most evangelicals believe that if the Islamic Iranian regime acquires nuclear weapons, its leaders would use them to carry out their repeated threats to wipe Israel off the face of the Earth.

I also believe that Iran wouldn’t hesitate to use nuclear weapons to destroy Israel out of unbridled hatred of the Jewish people. They also believe that their End Times prophet, the Mahdi, won’t establish a new Islamic civilization until Israel is destroyed.

If Iran drops a nuclear bomb on Israel, the Holy Land will be a nuclear wasteland for a thousand years. The destruction of Israel would mean that the Bible is not true, because from Genesis to Revelation there are hundreds of promises that God will preserve the nation of Israel.

How would the evangelical cult react to such a tragedy? I predict that untold numbers would commit suicide, multitudes would become nihilists, and others would become lawless, for the only thing that keeps a lot of them in line is fear of hell. If the Bible is not true, then they reason that there is no God, no Satan, and nothing matters.

In Light of the Probability the Supreme Court Will Overturn Roe v Wade We Must Make Abortion Pills Free or Low Cost and Easily Available

During the pandemic the United Kingdom House of Commons voted in favor of an amendment to the Health and Care Bill, to make abortion pills at home rules permanent in England and Wales.

In America we have to deal not only with the coronavirus pandemic but with the pandemic of religious intolerance, racism and conspiracy theories emanating from the white evangelical movement.

The coronavirus is no respecter of persons, and it infects people of every gender, race, sexual orientation and religious affiliation. But the evangelical virus targets religious minorities, gays and lesbians, and women whom the pernicious faith regards as subservient to men.

Evangelicals seek to rob women of sovereignty over their own bodies; their holy crusade to overturn Roe v Wade may finally come to fruition when the Supreme Court rules on the matter in late spring or early summer.

In light of the dark fate awaiting Roe, we must act as if we are in a pandemic of ignorance and intolerance and educate women on how to obtain abortion pills.

Per Planned Parenthood:

“You can get the abortion pill from a doctor, nurse, health clinic, or Planned Parenthood health center. You may be able to get the abortion pill for free or low cost.

You can get medication abortion (AKA the abortion pill) at many Planned Parenthood health centers. Our caring doctors and nurses are experts at providing safe abortion and non-judgmental support throughout the process. Even if your local Planned Parenthood health center doesn’t provide the abortion pill, you can call for more information about where to get it in your area.

A medication abortion can cost up to $750, but it’s often less. The cost of a medication abortion (AKA the abortion pill) can vary depending on the state where you receive care and your health insurance (private or government insurance). Your local Planned Parenthood health center can give you more information about the cost of the abortion and funds that might be available to help you pay for your abortion.”

We shouldn’t expect that the conservative Supreme Court Justices will have an epiphany and not overturn Roe, we must start planning now on how to live in an America without the protection of Roe.

Madonna’s Cringy pre-Grammys Video Has Traumatized Me for Life

There is nothing that Madonna can do in her golden years to tarnish her place in the pantheon of pop stars, she’s a living legend. Period.

However, we can hope that it will finally sink in that she’s not a spring chicken any more, and that she will learn to age gracefully.

Madonna would be well-advised to stay off TikTok and restrict her social media activity to Facebook and Twitter. Facebook is for Gen Xer’s and Baby Boomers, TikTok is for Z generation kids and immature Millennials. TikTok is a visual medium, and ill-suited for a 63-year-old pop star.

The Material Girl (Material Granny?) posted a 13-second clip on TikTok just before the Grammy Awards that was cringy as hell, and the best thing about is that it was so mercifully short.

Her post featured a close-up of her photoshopped face and large pink pouty lips. Large pink pouty lips on a young woman are hot, but on an old woman, let’s just say they’re not.

The unsettling TikTok post featured Madonna wearing silver chains and a black sheer top with her blond hair in four braids. Pathetic!

I will not include a link to the disturbing video, because I don’t want to gross out my friends, and I don’t want to give my enemies an excuse to sue me.

Top Ten Things Overheard at Cawthorne’s Republican Cocaine Orgy

Herschel Walker: If Evolution was real there wouldn’t be an ape at this orgy.

Matt Gaetz: What kind of an orgy is this? Where are all the middle school girls?

Lindsey Graham: This orgy sucks, and not in a good way. I can’t find any guys who want to kiss my taint!

Donald Trump: Why didn’t someone tell me you’re not supposed to tip at an orgy? Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene went all Will Smith on me when I tipped them for performing Golden Showers on me!

Mitch McConnell: Where’s the Viagra? I was told there would be complimentary Viagra pills!

Judge Jeanine Pirro: Rand baby I don’t care if you don’t want to wear a mask but nobody uses my back door without wearing a condom!

Laura Ingraham: I’m not saying I’m a lesbian, but where’s all the lipstick lesbians hanging out?

Franklin Graham: I was hesitant to give a benediction at an orgy, but I must say I’m glad I came! I have never seen so many good Christian folk coming to the Lord. Why everywhere I turn I hear: Jesus, Jesus, I’m coming!

Ted Cruz: Look everybody there’s Ann Coulter! I knew she was a man!

Donald Trump Jr: Bitches get out of my way! I’m here for the cocaine!

QAnon/Evangelical Charlatan Pastor Greg Locke Rebukes Evil Spirits of Homosexuality, Lesbianism and Molestation

Recently QAnon/Evangelical pastor Greg Locke held a meeting in his circus like tent where he frenetically paced the stage, and howled: “Spirit of molestation, spirit of abuse, get out now.” His wife chimed in: “Every spirit of homosexuality, lesbianism come out, come out. Transgenderism, gender dysphoria, come out.”

This type of buffoonery, corruption of the Gospel message and venomous hatred spewed at racial, sexual and religious minorities isn’t new to evangelicalism.

In prior generations this type of vitriol was confined, for the most part, to tiny congregations of inbred hillbillies in the Appalachian Mountains. But Locke’s meetings are live streamed online and viewed my millions.

Blatant racism, acceptance of wild conspiracy theories, xenophobia and homophobia have become more mainstream than ever before in the white evangelical movement.

According to the Stamford Advocate some parishioners “fell to the ground, pawing at cedar chips, or wretched into silver vomit buckets that had been set at the end of each row of white folding chairs.”

If you attend a church service where worshippers are speaking in tongues, rolling around in the floor and howling like monkeys, there’s something rotten in Demark. If a church feels the necessity to provide silver vomit buckets for their members, you’re not in Kansas anymore.

It’s an indictment of our educational system that in the 21st century there are so many people who believe there are witches who have the power to cast spells, and legions of demons who are possessing hapless souls left and right.

What we really need to do is cast out the spirits of racism, ignorance, homophobia, Islamophobia.

In mainline Protestant churches where gays and lesbians are loved, embraced and accepted as equals you will find none of this ignorance and nonsense.

Locke and his ilk are possessed with the evil spirits of ignorance, racism and homophobia and they need to be banished from polite society.

Evangelical TV Network TBN to Launch Nightly News Show! Lord Help Us!

“The Trinity Broadcasting Network is set to launch on Monday a nightly news and analysis program that offers facts followed by Bible-backed commentary.

Called ‘Centerpoint,’ the 30-minute program was born out of a reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic and the urban riots following George Floyd’s death, a network executive said. It marks a departure from TBN’s usual roster of Christian teaching and worship offerings.”

The Washington Times

TBN, the world’s largest religious broadcaster, has a history of financial scandals, and it’s home to prosperity gospel televangelists and other charlatans who thrive financially thanks to the gullibility of their viewers.

Many of the ministries that buy time at TBN believe in the Rapture, the Prosperity Gospel, and other sundry conspiracy theories and fringe religious doctrines.

Centerpoint will “offer facts followed by Bible-backed commentary.” I suspect the “facts’ offered will be akin to Kellyanne Conway’s alternative facts.

Centerpoint promises to be a mishmash of weird evangelical doctrines and false conspiracy theories backed by Bible facts. Never mind that every Bible doctrine can be interpreted a thousand and one ways.

Centerpoint will be as far-right as Newsmax, but with the seal of approval of evangelical con artists.

Fight Homophobia! Say Gay!

On the same day that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law the bill formally known as the “Parental Rights in Education Bill”, and more commonly known as “Don’t Say Gay Bill”, a new billboard went on display in Orlando that encourages people to “Say Gay.”

Conservatives accuse liberals ad nauseum of fostering a cancel culture that seeks to silence them, but in Florida it’s conservatives who are trying to cancel the LGBT community.

This innocuous sounding law prohibits Florida public school districts from encouraging classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity from kindergarten to the third grade, and parents and teachers can sue if they believe this policy has been violated.

This pernicious new law gives the impression that gender identity and sexual orientation are issues so depraved that innocent young minds must be protected from hearing about them.

It’s never to early to let children know that gays and lesbians are an important part of our community, and that’s there’s absolutely nothing wrong gay, lesbians or trans men or women.

By all means say gay, shout it from the rooftops: Gay is normal! Gay is good! I’m not a member of the LGBT community, but I have a Pride flag logo on my Twitter page to express my solidarity with them. I’m not ashamed to say Gay!

Biden: Putin Cannot Remain in Power! For God’s Sake Stay on Script, Joe!

I have been posting articles online since 1998, and more than once I have written words that were ill-advised, needlessly provocative and better left unsaid. Words are powerful, even the words of a humble blogger can cause a lot of grief and confusion.

Nobody has a greater platform than the President of the United States, as President Joe Biden is acutely aware as this quote of his proves:

“The words of a president matter. They can move markets. They can send our brave men and women to war. They can bring peace.”

They can also, as the septuagenarian president discovered on Saturday, spark a global uproar in the middle of a war involving a nuclear power.

With nine ad-libbed words at the end of the most important speech of his presidency, Biden created an international uproar:

 “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.”

These words were incorrectly interpreted by some, and deliberately misinterpreted by others as a call for regime change, an incendiary demand for Russian President Vladimir Putin to be pushed out of office.

A 79-year-old president in obvious mental decline, should never, ever ad-lib. It’s political malpractice for his aides not to warn him, every day, every hour, every minute: Stick to the damn script.

Of course, the world would be better off if Putin was removed from power and he dropped dead. But Biden should keep his thoughts about regime change in Russia to himself.

In Sao Paulo, Brazil, a New Evangelical Church Opens Every Week

“Data from Pindograma, a data journalism site, shows that over the last decade, every six days São Paulo city has had a new evangelical church. The data points to their expansion in poor neighbourhoods, accompanied by an increase in the political participation of followers and pastors.”

GlobalVoices.Org

This is a phenomenal rate of expansion, but perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised at the alarming infestation of churches in a city named after the Apostle Paul.

The evangelical movement in Brazil is just as reactionary and anti-science as it is in the United States. Evangelicalism is a global menace and it’s an indictment of American democracy that we export this pernicious Christian philosophy all over the world.

It’s distressing that evangelicalism has been making inroads in poor neighborhoods, the “pie in the sky” mentality discourages poor people from using political means to improve their lives since they are promised mansions in heaven.

Imagine if every six days a new medical clinic, library or school opened in Sao Paulo instead of a tax-exempt evangelical church.

Evangelicalism is an existential threat to democracy and freedom worldwide, and we must destroy it in America to keep it from infecting the rest of the world.

White Evangelicals Should Go Through Deconstruction and Come Out on the Other Side as Exvangelicals

Evangelicalism has gone so far off the rails that it’s led many thoughtful evangelicals to examine their faith to see if they should leave the fold.

When the focus of evangelicalism shifts from evangelizing (preaching the Good News that Jesus saves) to an obsession with fringe beliefs it becomes incumbent upon evangelicals to take stock of where they stand in relation to spirituality, morality and common decency.

Treating a sociopath like Donald Trump as the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, believing that a cabal of Satan-worshipping pedophiles runs the world, and demonizing Muslims and other religious minorities has more in common with weird cults than with orthodox Christianity.

Evangelicals who are so sickened by the racism, misogyny, homophobia and outright craziness that permeates their faith that they abandon evangelicalism to become orthodox Christians, mainline Protestants or even atheists and agnostics are referred to as exvangelicals, and the process that they went through is referred to as deconstruction.

I urge every evangelical to go through the process of deconstruction, it doesn’t matter if you come out on the other side as a mainline Protestant, Catholic, atheist or agnostic, you will become a better person and more Christ-like.

White Evangelical Leaders Make Pilgrimage to Mar-a-Lago to Kiss Trump’s Butt

Mar-a-Lago is the spiritual center, the Mecca of the Republican Party and most GOP candidates who are running in the mid-term elections have made a pilgrimage to Trump’s opulent mansion to kiss his ring and hopefully walk away with his endorsement.

Almost every politician needs Trump’s endorsement, but as the undisputed leader of his party, and thanks to the undying devotion and loyalty of his base he doesn’t need the affirmation of any subordinate, and he considers every Republican politician his inferior.

However, Trump can’t survive without the endorsement of white evangelical leaders; he needs them more than they need him. He caters to his evangelical base by using a Bible as a phot-op prop, occasionally attending an evangelical megachurch and sprinkling a few “God Bless America” in his speeches.

Last Friday Trump summoned a few of the usual evangelical suspects (Paula White, James Dobson, Ralph Reed, Jack Graham) to Mar-a-Lago to keep them in his good graces.

In private conversations with his kind of people (businessmen, celebrities, billionaires) he mocks evangelicals, he loathes their stupidity and gullibility.

But Trump realizes his needs the useful idiots and he tolerates their company.

I’m eagerly anticipating the inevitable nasty divorce when Trump loses in 2024 and no longer needs the disgusting evangelicals.

Evangelicals Weren’t Duped by Trump! The Racist, Homophobic Moron is an Answer to Their Prayers

“I think people think evangelicals have been duped by President Trump. Evangelicals are not morons. They understand that he might not pray six hours a day or be able to quote the Bible backward and forward but they do believe he’s a man who loves our country and he’s embraced policies that are in keeping with the truth of God’s word and that’s why they selected him.”

Televangelist Robert Jeffress

Robert Jeffress is correct in stating that evangelicals haven’t been duped by former President Donald Trump, but that isn’t proof that evangelicals are not morons.  

They are morons, science-denying, Kool-Aid swallowing, conspiracy believing morons.

They weren’t duped by Trump, they knew exactly what they were getting: a moral degenerate who shares their racist, xenophobic, homophobic and misogynist views.

They realize that he’s probably never read a single page of the Bible, and attends church only on Christmas and Easter. Although if Trump knew that the Old Testament was chockful of incest, rape, murder, genocide and adultery, he might be tempted to crack it open every once in a while.

Evangelicals knew exactly what they were getting in Trump: a sociopath messiah for a heartless age who is on a mission from God to establish a Christian white nationalist regime.

Trump embraces policies that are in keeping with the white nationalist Republican Party, and he is the perfect messiah for white evangelicals, and the perfect presidential candidate for Republicans.

Pat Robertson Claims Biden Intimidated by Putin’s Nuclear Threats

We have the firepower to wipe out every Russian city, just one Trident submarine, and of course we’re not using it and have no intention of using it. But why doesn’t somebody in the administration call Putin’s bluff? He’s bluffing.

Putin knows we are powerful, he doesn’t have much of an army, he doesn’t have much of an economy, it’s a tiny economy. And he’s playing a bluff. But unfortunately, we have a man in charge in Washington who doesn’t like to stand up to bluffs. He folds his winning hand every single time.”

Pat Robertson

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russia’s nuclear forces on high alert for the first time since the end of the Cold War.

Putin has been issuing nuclear threats because he was surprised by the strength and unity of the US and NATO response, and the effectiveness of crippling sanctions.

Putin’s ill-conceived invasion of Ukraine has been an unmitigated disaster, he expected a three- or four-day blitzkrieg victory, but it has devolved into a bloody stalemate that has claimed the lives of about seven thousand Russian soldiers.  

With no quick victory on the horizon, Putin has resorted to nuclear threats to ward off NATO from supplying planes to Ukraine or establishing a no-fly zone. A defeat in Ukraine would severely threaten Putin’s hold on power.

We shouldn’t dismiss Putin’s nuclear threats as nothing more than bluster, in Syria, Chechnya and now in Ukraine he’s demonstrated that he has no regard for human life, and he might resort to nuclear weapons to guarantee victory.

I’m glad Pat Robertson isn’t a presidential advisor, because he’s a freaking moron suffering from dementia. Russia may only be the 11th greatest economy in the world, and its military may be in disarray, but it has the number one nuclear arsenal in the world.

It’s imperative that we take seriously any nuclear threat emanating from Russia.

Robertson is right that America has the firepower to wipe out every Russian city with just one Trident submarine, but Russia also has the firepower to wipe out every American city.

It is the height of irresponsibly for any nuclear power to threaten use of nuclear weapons. Biden should never make any nuclear threats, but at the same time we should make it crystal clear to Putin that we won’t give in to nuclear intimidation and that we will defend every inch of NATO territory.

If Trump Runs in 2024 a Blow-up Doll Would be a Perfect Running Mate, But He Will Probably Choose Ron DeSantis, Ted Cruz or Tim Scott

Donald Trump, the twice-impeached, two-time loser in the presidential popular vote has been hinting that he’s going to run for president again in 2024.

Trump finds it impossible to ignore the spotlight, and what better way to become relevant again and make headlines than by running for president?

Barring an unforeseen illness, he will run again, the only question is: Who’s going to be his running mate?

I can tell you who it’s not going to be: Mike Pence. Trump has never forgiven Pence for refusing to overturn the election results during the counting of the Electoral College votes on January 6, 2021. Neither has his base who would rather hang him than endorse him as Trump’s running mate.

A blow-up doll would make the perfect vice president for Trump for the following reasons: It doesn’t have a backbone; it’s an ideal sex companion for when Melania has a headache, and she aways has a headache; and it’s impervious to his violent mood swings and childish behavior.

That would be a real fun ticket, but it’s not going to happen. So, who will it be:

South Carolina Senator Tim Scott can always be counted on to stand by his side with his Uncle Tom smile and subservient demeanor. He would always be at the ready to shine his shoes, change his diapers, and blow-dry his urine-colored hair.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz would be another excellent choice. Trump knows that he can make fun of his homely wife, accuse his father of dastardly deeds and impregnate his young daughter and retain his loyalty and devotion.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis would be the dream ticket, he’s wildly popular with MAGA loyalists, but on the down side he has a smidgen of integrity and he isn’t as willing to debase himself as Scott or Cruz.

If Trump is willing to choose someone who won’t be a total pushover, he will make DeSantis his running mate.

The Bible as Oklahoma’s ‘Official State Book’ is an Abomination

“A legislative proposal to anoint the Bible as Oklahoma’s “official state book” is not only unconstitutional, it is also an affront to true religious freedom.

House Bill 3890, introduced by Rep. Tammy Townley, has been given the OK by a House committee. If the bill receives legislative approval, the Bible would be designated the state’s official book from Nov. 1 of this year.”

The Oklahoman

I have no problem if a Christian denomination designates the Bible as their official book, but for a state of a secular democracy to anoint it as their “official state book” is anathema.

We must protect the sacred principle of separation of church and state to safeguard our democracy from Christian nationalists who seek to make it a theocracy.

These same religious fanatics who are in favor of making the Bible the official book of Oklahoma would have a cow if the Koran or the Satanic Bible became their state’s official book.

A holy book that condones and even regulates slavery, relegates women to a secondary status, and promotes genocide doesn’t deserve to be exalted by any state’s legislative body.

Christians in Oklahoma can call the Bible the inspired and infallible Word of God, and they can center their church and their personal lives around the Scripture, but they shouldn’t try to insert it in the political process.

White Evangelicals Love Dictators, Racists, and Conspiracy Theorists

“Tell me who your friends are, and I will tell you who you are.”

What this proverb means is that your friends are a reflection of who you are. You tend to associate with people who share similar views and outlook on life.

The individuals that you look up to are also a solid indication of your character, or lack thereof.

White evangelicals stan some very shady characters, revealing that they are lovers of moral degenerates more than they are followers of Jesus Christ.

Donald Trump is the most vulgar, ignorant, petty, authoritarian and vicious president in American history, and yet evangelicals treat him like the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

Vladimir Putin is a dictator who has committed genocide against Syrians, Chechens and now Ukrainians, and yet he enjoys the praise of many evangelicals who view him as a Christian leader who is a steadfast warrior against the sin of homosexuality. Some evangelicals even believe that the reason he invaded Ukraine was to free the country from pedophiles. Franklin Graham praised Putin effusively and called Russia’s standard on morality “higher than our own.”

Besides being lovers of the execrable Trump and Putin, evangelicals pal around with white nationalists, QAnon cultists, and garden variety racists.

If you are friends with white evangelicals, kindly stay the hell away from me.

Many White Evangelicals Believe Putin Invaded Ukraine to Rid the Country of Pedophiles

“The General Secretary of the Russian Evangelical Alliance has sent an open letter to all evangelicals, in which he laments his country’s military invasion of Ukraine.

Vytaly Vlasenko, who is also pastor of a Baptist church in Moscow, shares his dismay and sorrow for the victims, the material losses, the refugees, and the hard-to-predict consequences of an armed conflict such as the one that has unfolded in recent weeks.”

Evangelical Focus Europe

Most American white evangelicals believe that Russia has a special role to play in the End Times, and they are convinced that the Russian invasion of Ukraine is a prelude to the final battle of Armageddon when Russia faces off against Israel, America and the Muslim countries. Never mind that in reality Russia enjoys a good relationship with Israel.

Then there are the white American evangelicals who have praised the Almighty for Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked and genocidal invasion of Ukraine, believing he is engaged in a crusade against an international cabal of Satan-worshipping pedophiles who have interests in Ukraine.

No rational person believes that the Russian invasion of Ukraine is the sign of the End Times, or that the brutal dictator Putin invaded his neighbor to kill pedophiles. But white evangelicals are science-denying idiots who believe in myths, superstitions and wild conspiracy theories.

But thank God that the leader of the Russian Evangelical Alliance isn’t afraid to speak truth to power and condemn Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

Unlike American evangelicals Vlasenko recognizes Putin for what he is: a despot who wants to revive the Soviet Empire.

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Has Evangelicals Convinced This Is the End of the World

Since the dawn of humankind there have been wars and rumors of wars. We’re all familiar with the Holocaust that took the lives of six million Jews, and the Cambodia Killing Fields, but genocides continue to take place with alarming and sickening regularity.  In the late 1990’s genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina led to the death of over 200,000 Muslim civilians. In 1994 groups of ethnic Hutu, armed mostly with machetes, butchered an estimated 800.000 persons of other ethnic minorities. Since 2003 the genocide raging in the Darfur region of Sudan has killed an estimated 800,000 people and more than 2.5 million have been displaced from their homes.

Evangelicals have been unmoved by the genocides of the modern era, as long as it’s Africans and Muslims being exterminated, they don’t seem to care.

But when it’s white Europeans being exterminated, and they see the devastation and destruction of a modern European country on their TVs every day, all of a sudden, they are in terror, warning us heathen that the Apocalypse is right around the corner.

Evangelicals have long believed that Russia has a special role to play in the End Times, and they are convinced that the Russian invasion of Ukraine is a prelude to the final battle of Armageddon when Russia faces off against Israel, America and the European countries. Never mind that in reality Russia enjoys a good relationship with Israel.

Racist white evangelicals need to chill the fuck out. Every war is not a fulfillment of Biblical prophecy, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine is just another bloody chapter in human history.

Ted Cruz is the Least Huggable Person in the World

Sen. Ted Cruz met with a small group of truckers protesting COVID-19 vaccine mandates around Washington and told an anecdote that reeked of bullshit.

Cruz claimed:

“Almost without exception, every time I’m on an airplane, either the captain or a flight attendant will come up to me, will hug me and say, ‘Thank you for fighting for us.”

On the scale of huggableness with puppies, kittens and Jennifer Lawrence being at the top and cockroaches, porcupines and Putin being at the bottom, I’d put the repulsive senator from Texas between porcupines and Putin.

Politicians are as huggable as used car salespeople and repo men, and Cruz is the least huggable politician. Here’s Al Franken’s quote about the execrable Cruz:

 “Here’s the thing you have to understand about Ted Cruz, I like Ted Cruz more than most of my other colleagues like Ted Cruz. And I hate Ted Cruz.”

Nobody, and I mean nobody has ever had the slightest desire to hug Cruz. If he invented a cure for cancer and COVID, at the most he would get a pat on the back from me, but I wouldn’t hug the loathsome creature from the pit of hell.

Even Cruz’s family practices social distancing whenever he’s home with his family, who can forget the viral moment when his daughter Caroline dodged his embrace on the campaign trail? Screw you, you lying sack of shit. I repeat, nobody and I mean nobody wants to give you a hug.

Trump’s ‘Truth Social’ Destined to Be a Huge Failure

When Donald Trump was banned from Twitter and Facebook last year, the former president vowed he would create an alternative social media network to rival them.

But two weeks after Truth Social launched, it doesn’t seem Twitter and Facebook have anything to worry about.

Truth Social has been beset with technical glitches that mean prospective users have to join a waiting list in order to join.”

9 News Australia

Donald Trump is a pathological liar, according to the Washington Post he accumulated 30,573 lies during his presidency.

The liar-in-chief used social media, especially Twitter, to disseminate his lies and falsehoods and the social media giant frequently fact-checked his untruths before he was permanently banned for violating the company’s policy against glorification and incitement of violence in his tweets following the January 6, 2021 insurrection.  

Trump finally launched Truth Social, and truth be told it’s failed to take off, in fact it’s been an unmitigated disaster.

The Almighty must have sabotaged his social media network for having the temerity to call it “Truth Social” and for lying about his affinity for evangelicals.

Trump doesn’t seem to have much faith in his alternative to Twitter, he’s posted only once since it launched:

“Get Ready! Your favorite President will see you soon.”

Just another lie, the few who have managed to get on Truth Social haven’t seen him online.

Truth Social promises to be a cesspool of lies and conspiracy theories, considering there won’t be any moderators or fact-checkers. But at least it won’t be around for long, like most of Trump’s ventures it’s going to be a huge failure.

Evangelicals Have an Orgasm Whenever There’s a War

An American Evangelical pastor has claimed that the invasion of Ukraine is a sign from God that Jesus is returning.

Pastor Greg Laurie is a pastor at the Harvest Christian Fellowship church in California and made his views known in a clip posted on Facebook, captioned: “Is there any prophetic significance to what is happening in Ukraine right now and other events that are unfolding around the world? The answer is. . Yes!”

Indy100.Com

When war breaks out normal folks bemoan humankind’s inability to resolve their conflicts via diplomacy, but evangelicals cream their pants in ecstasy whenever a major conflict breaks out.

Read my essay about how Pat Robertson, the 91-year-old televangelist who looks like he’s been dead for years, suddenly became animated when Russia invaded Ukraine

Laurie quoted scripture saying, “In the last days there’ll be wars and rumors of wars” as an explanation as to why he believes that we are living in the last days.

Since the days of Cain and Able people have resorted to violence to resolve their disputes. There have always been wars and rumors of wars. There has never been an era is human history that was devoid of wars. To be human is to eat, fuck and kill.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine isn’t a sign of the End Times, it’s business as usual for humans who are ruled by their base emotions, ridiculous religious dogma and conspiracy theories.

Evangelicals need to untwist their panties, put down their Bibles and get on the right side of history by supporting the people of Ukraine.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot: ‘I Have the Biggest Dick in Chicago’

Let me preface my remarks by stating unequivocally that Christopher Columbus was a genocidal monster, and if I had my druthers every Columbus statue would be demolished. It’s an affront to our democracy for any statue of the European invader who enslaved and butchered indigenous people to still be erect.

A former attorney for the City of Chicago is suing Mayor Lori Lightfoot for defamation after she allegedly berated a group of lawyers during a heated meeting over a Christopher Columbus statue.

The mayor allegedly made the following statement:

“You make some kind of secret agreement with Italians, what you are doing, you are out there measuring your dicks with the Italians seeing whose got the biggest dick, you are out there stroking your dicks over the Columbus statue.”

The lawsuit claims she then went on to say, “My dick is bigger than yours and the Italians, I have the biggest dick in Chicago.”

I don’t know if the diminutive Mayor of Chicago who stands at 5’1’ is endowed with the biggest dick in Chicago, but if these allegations are true there’s no doubt that she is the biggest dick in the Windy City.

I don’t think there’s a person, male or female, who would want to be within striking distance of the Beetlejuice look-a-like’s dick.

There’s a temptation for progressives to automatically come to the defense of Lightfoot, because she’s an African American lesbian mayor. But there’s no excuse for anyone, black or white, gay or straight to behave like the biggest dick in the world.

To date Lightfoot hasn’t denied making the offensive comments.

Today is Ash Wednesday, What Will You Give Up for Lent?

Ash Wednesday is a day of repentance, when Catholics confess their sins and profess their devotion to God. During a Mass, a priest places the ashes on a worshiper’s forehead in the shape of a cross.

Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent, a six-week period of fasting and prayer observed by Catholics each year to prepare for Easter Sunday.

Joe Biden, a devout Catholic is giving up all sweets, including his favorite ice cream for Lent.

Catholics give up all sorts of pleasures for Lent: sweets, gossiping, video games, movies, shopping, soda, listening to music, dancing, drinking alcoholic beverages, coffee, weed …

Fasting from activities that give us pleasure but are ethically or morally wrong is a good idea. It’s a good idea to give up cheating on your partner, binge drinking, and compulsive gambling not just for Lent, but forever.

But I wouldn’t give up things that give me contentment and enjoyment and don’t hurt anyone else, not for a day, let alone for six weeks. I can’t function without coffee, starting my morning without my favorite drink is unthinkable. Likewise, I would never fast from listening to music, watching movies or shopping.

If you give up coffee, weed, or responsible drinking for six freaking weeks, you will be miserable and you will be in such a lousy mood that you will make your friends and family miserable as well.

Pat Robertson the Evangelical Crypt Keeper Says Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine Fulfillment of Biblical Prophecy

The recently retired televangelist Pat Robertson came out of retirement to gleefully declare that Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine to set the stage for the ultimate End Times war in Israel.

I don’t take advice on geopolitics or theology from an entity that looks like the Crypt Keeper on crack.

Pat Robertson, like most evangelicals, practically creamed his pants when Russia attacked Ukraine without any justification or provocation because it fits his eschatology that the final battle of Armageddon will pit Russia against Israel.

Robertson has no concern for the hundreds of civilians who have already been killed, or the thousands of casualties that will be the inevitable outcome of Russia’s monstrous invasion of a thriving democracy.

Robertson is deliriously happy because he thinks Russia’s invasion of its neighbor means that Jesus will soon his rapture his decrepit body.

Fuck Robertson and any other evangelical who interpret wars from an eschatological viewpoint, and are blind to human suffering.  

Only Michelle Obama Can Save Us from a Trump Presidency in 2024! Run, Michelle, Run!

Joe Biden is a statesman who has restored dignity to the White House and respect for America, his presidency is a worthy last act of a long and distinguished political career. But to say he’s long in the tooth is an understatement, he’s too physically and mentally impaired to run for reelection.

Vice president Kamala Harris ran a dismal presidential campaign in 2020, and Biden saved her political career by making her his running mate. She has proven to be totally ineffectual as vice president, her default response to any tough question is to cackle uncontrollably like a witch, a Hilly Clinton impersonator or a nut who should be locked up in a mental asylum.

If Joe Biden or Kamala Harris is the Democratic standard bearer in 2024, Donald Trump will once again be the president of the United States.

How can we avoid the unmitigated disaster of a second Trump term? Can you say “Michelle Obama”?

The former first lady is charismatic, articulate and immensely popular, Trump wouldn’t have a chance running against her.

A measure of her popularity is the astounding success of her autobiography “Becoming” which sold 14 million copies worldwide.

I know that first we have to concentrate on keeping the House and the Senate blue in the midterms, but it’s not too early to start pleading with Michelle Obama to run in 2024,

Run Michelle, Run!