WATCH: Evangelicals Announce Ted Cruz Has Been 'Annointed' By God To Be President

"A lot of Americans love god, but not all of them are in bed with the Christian Right’s kookiest voices like Ted Cruz. Right-wing evangelicals find Cruz simply irresistible. Among these religious maniacs are Cruz’s radical pastor father Rafael, the Family Leader’s Bob Vander Plaats, New Beginnings’ pastor Larry Huch, Mike Bickle, the pastor who runs the International House of Prayer, founder of Focus on the Family the Rev. James Dobson, and FRC’s Tony Perkins. Now televangelist Kenneth Copeland joins this group of rabid Bible-thumpers, declaring Ted Cruz has been called and anointed by God to be the next President."



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Why millennials are leaving the church

"Despite having one foot in Generation X, I tend to identify most strongly with the attitudes and the ethos of the millennial generation, and because of this, I’m often asked to speak to my fellow evangelical leaders about why millennials are leaving the church. Armed with the latest surveys, along with personal testimonies from friends and readers, I explain how young adults perceive evangelical Christianity to be too political, too exclusive, old-fashioned, unconcerned with social justice and hostile to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. I point to research that shows young evangelicals often feel they have to choose between their intellectual integrity and their faith, between science and Christianity, between compassion and holiness."






The special hell of a Ted Cruz rally: What it’s like to spend an evening with the GOP’s oiliest operato

There is a boisterous "Oath Keeper leaking alcohol from every pore sitting three seats away from me in a Nashua, New Hampshire, middle school auditorium hosting a Ted Cruz town hall. I’m wondering if it’s too late to change seats. The guy is wearing a camouflage jacket that doesn’t quite hide the bulging middle-age belly straining at the faded Patriots T-shirt underneath. He’s carrying a sign that reads “Like a Cruz missile, Ted will destroy ISIS” on one side and “Cruzin West” on the other, a plea for the Texas senator to pick former Florida congressman Allen West as his vice-presidential candidate. He’s loudly telling everyone within earshot that we need to start a Cruz/West chant at some point and is met with approving responses from some of the people around me"





DEA Agent: Rabbits Are Getting Stoned =

 "I come to represent the actual science”—it was a bold opener for testimony that was to include the clear and present danger of bunnies getting too high. The man giving that testimony was Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Matt Fairbanks. He argued that legalizing medical pot in Utah could have a powerful effect on the state’s ecosystems. One of the threats: dazed and confused rabbits would abound. “I deal in facts,” Fairbanks said during the surreal hearing last March. “I deal in science.” Surprised by his continued reference to “science,” FOIA expert MuckRock requested that the agency hand over any and all documents showing the effects of marijuana—and its legalization—on rabbits"




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Pussy Riot’s Sexy Spike-Heeled Satire Targets Putin and His Prosecutor

 "MOSCOW — Probably it had to happen. That Putin-taunting Russian punk-performance group with the provocatively prurient moniker, Pussy Riot, has gone Hollywood. Or almost. For sure its lead figures, now out of jail and out in L.A., are in a movie-making fever. They have a slick new music video, “Chaika,” and in an exclusive interview over Skype they tell The Daily Beast their heads already are buzzing with new ideas. Might they be stars? Or directors? Shall we say auteurs?"






The Brutalism of Ted Cruz

"In 1997, Michael Wayne Haley was arrested after stealing a calculator from Walmart. This was a crime that merited a maximum two-year prison term. But prosecutors incorrectly applied a habitual offender law. Neither the judge nor the defense lawyer caught the error and Haley was sentenced to 16 years. Eventually, the mistake came to light and Haley tried to fix it. Ted Cruz was solicitor general of Texas at the time. Instead of just letting Haley go for time served, Cruz took the case to the Supreme Court to keep Haley in prison for the full 16 years. Some justices were skeptical. “Is there some rule that you can’t confess error in your state?” Justice Anthony Kennedy asked. The court system did finally let Haley out of prison, after six years. Continue reading the main story RELATED IN OPINION Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Willie Horton’s Heirs The case reveals something interesting about Cruz’s character."

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Why Cam Newton is conservative white America's heel from hell

 "Monday night television offered quite a choice to the viewer who just can’t get enough of people mindlessly moving their lips: the Iowa caucus coverage or the cacophonous orgy of self-promotion that is NFL’s Super Bowl Opening Night. On one side, you had a bunch of talking heads pouring over inaccurate polling data and on the other, football players answering tough questions like, “Are you excited to be playing the Super Bowl,” or “Do you like the weather in the Bay Area,” plus Josh Norman in a luchador mask. I suppose you could have also watched The Bachelor, but you would have missed a Denver Broncos fan dressed up like a leprechaun or this goblin dressed up like a politician."


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First Corbyn, now Sanders: how young voters' despair is fuelling movements on the left

"Here’s the septuagenarian powered by youth. The figures behind Bernie Sanders’ triumph in Iowa – in which his grassroots insurgency scored a virtual tie against what he rightly described as “the most powerful political organisation” in the US – are astonishing. Among Iowa Democrats aged between 17 and 29, 84% opted for this unlikely youth icon; among those aged 30-44, Sanders still had a 21-point lead over Hillary Clinton. It was older Americans who flocked to Clinton’s camp: nearly seven out of 10 of those aged over 65. The generations appeared separated by a political chasm. I like Bernie Sanders. His supporters? Not so much Arthur Chu Read more Here is a phenomenon far from specific to the United States. It is a story of young people facing a present and future defined by economic security, often apparently doomed to a worse lot in life than their parents. They often feel unrepresented, ignored, betrayed or outright attacked by the political elite. They are far more progressive on social issues than their grandparents’ generation. And they are helping to drive movements from Sanders’ to Podemos in Spain, from Syriza to Jeremy Corbyn."

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Melissa Harris-Perry Narrowly Escapes An Attack During Iowa Caucuses

 "Melissa Harris-Perry has a rather harrowing tale to tell about a terrible experience at the Iowa caucuses. Rather than paraphrasing it, I'll let her words speak for themselves."



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Hungry Children in Rich America

 "Sarah is three years old. She and her six-year-old brother, Bryce, are inseparable except when it’s time for him to visit the summer food program that provides meals at a school near his Ohio home for children who otherwise would go hungry. Sarah’s too young to make the trip. One morning after Bryce had his fill of food for the day he made a detour before heading home. He walked to the trash cans and began rummaging through food others threw away. Winnie Brewer, the Food Services Supervisor in Marion City Schools, noticed the little boy and tapped him on the shoulder to ask why he was sifting through the garbage. “My little sister,” he explained. “She’s hungry.” Bringing her leftover food was the only way he knew to help"





Jesus Responds to the Syrian Refugee Crisis


Jes"Based on and adapted from Matthew 25:34-45, The Message) Then Jesus will say to those on the left, “Enter, you who are blessed by God. Receive what’s coming to you in this kingdom. It’s been ready for you since the world’s foundation. And here’s why: I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me a drink, I was homeless and you gave me a room, I was shivering and you gave me clothes, I was hungry, thirsty, homeless and shivering because I was a refugee and you welcomed me.” Then those seeking to follow are going to say, “Master, what are you talking about? When did we ever see you hungry and feed you, thirsty and give you a drink? And when did we ever see you sick or in prison and come to you?” Then Jesus will say, “I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me.’



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At What Point Do We Get to Say Parts of Christianity are No Longer Christian?

"Now, you may say, “That guy is an outlier. Most Christians aren’t like that.” And while I’d agree that most Christians aren’t like that, I’m beginning to believe that far too many are. Take for instance the hyper-masculine version of Christianity pushed by Mark Driscoll, or the North Carolina minister who wanted to fence in all gay people by gender (you know, to keep them from reproducing). Or how about the Arizona minister who advocated just killing all gay people. There’s a point at which we need to say those folks are no longer practitioners of Christianity. We need to say they may be using Christianity, but they certainly are not practicing Christianity. Some people will say, “We shouldn’t get into the business of determining who is in and who is out of Christianity. That’s not our job.” For the most part, I agree with them. I certainly believe Christianity and the theology that goes along with it is a bit ornery and given to doing its own thing. It is, at times, difficult and complicated to sort out."

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Christians Cringe at Donald Trump’s Sexy Past

 Trump’s numbers with Evangelicals are up—but not all of them are singing his praises. Evangelical Christians, at the moment, are totally enamored with a candidate who has profited off strip clubs, cheated on his wife, and appeared on the cover of the nation’s pre-eminent porn magazine. And to top it off, Jerry Falwell Jr.—the heir of the Moral Majority mantle—just endorsed him. There’s plenty of explanations for conservative Christians’ Trump-lovin’ ways, and recent polling shows he’s these voters’ favorite (a new NBC poll shows him with the most support of white Evangelical Republican voters, 37 percent)."




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Mike Malloy - Widow Of Fox Lake Police Joe Gliniewicz Indicted

Probe of Planned Parenthood shows who the real criminals are

"A grand jury has found criminal behavior in that third-rate con known as the Planned Parenthood video sting operation, and it is worth noting the place where justice was finally served. Remarkably, the decision to indict anti-abortion activists from the Center for Medical Progress – which contrived a horror film about human chop shops and illegal profits made from fetal tissue sales – was made by a grand jury convened by a Republican DA in Texas. The jury looked at the video and saw a scam, and decided not only to vindicate Planned Parenthood but to file a felony charge against those who perpetuated the scam. And, in the process, it humiliated that state's lieutenant governor, Dan Patrick, who had called for the investigation because Planned Parenthood was "dismembering aborted babies" and "selling babies fully intact." So a national firestorm should fizzle in Harris County, but the real scandal is how doctored videos were used to motivate demagogues to defund the healthcare provider for 2.8 million American women, many of them on Medicaid."



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Five Reasons Ted Cruz Is Even More Dangerous Than Donald Trum

 "Five reasons Ted Cruz is even more dangerous than Donald Trump: 1. He’s more fanatical. Trump is a bully and bigot but doesn’t hew to any sharp ideological line. Cruz is a fierce ideologue: He denies the existence of man-made climate change, rejects same-sex marriage, wants to abolish the Internal Revenue Service, believes the 2nd amendment guarantees everyone a right to guns, doesn’t believe in a constitutional divide between church and state, favors the death penalty, opposes international agreements, embraces a confrontational foreign policy, rejects immigration reform, demands the repeal of “every blessed word of Obamacare,” and takes a strict “originalist” view of the meaning of the Constitution. "


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Trippers Document Their Experience Of Taking LSD At A Donald Trump Rally

 "Last week, Redditor /u/flipper8088 posted a detailed trip journal on the “psychonaut” section of Reddit, describing his experience at a Donald Trump rally while under the influence of LSD. Many have compared this journey with the style of “Gonzo Journalism” that Hunter S Thompson was recognized for throughout his career. Today, it is actually surprisingly common for journalists and thrill seekers of other varieties to attend important events while under the influence of psychedelic drugs so they can”take it all in.” In the case of the Trump rally trippers, they were not pleased with what they experienced. Their entry titled “Went to a Donald Trump speech on acid SUPER BAD VIBES,” can be read in full "

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Sarah Palin Makes A Complete Fool Of Herself On Stage Yet Again

It is like ‘Nazi Germany’: Federal officer furious after local cops rip apart his car looking for cash

"In  May of 2014, Ronnie and Lisa Hankins were driving back from his grandfather’s funeral in Virginia when they were targeted by a gang of police officers in search of cash. As Lisa drove the couple westbound down I-40, they saw an officer, who happened to be with the 23rd Judicial District Drug Task Force, and Hankins correctly predicted that they were about to be pulled over. “I told her we are going to get pulled over,” Ronnie said to NewsChannel 5. “What made you think he was going to stop you?” NewsChannel 5 Investigates asked. “Because we had out-of-state license plates and my wife is Hispanic,” he explained"


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Mike Malloy - Sarah Palin Endorses Trump: 'He Builds Big Things, Things That Touch The Sky

5 Looniest Right-Wing Moments This Week: Bill O'Reilly Comes out With a Doozy

"It is almost impossible to enumerate the bellicosity, paranoia and flat-out lying that emerged from the rightward flank this week. But that’s what happens when you have a Republican debate and President Obama's State of the Union speech within days of each other"

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Sex Abuse & Gay Conversion Therapy: The Dark Past of Justin Bieber’s Megachurch Hillsong

 "If I were to write you a story about the Australian Pentecostal mega-church Hillsong, then I would usually begin with a visit. I would line up with some of the 8,000 other lost souls on any given Sunday and tell you about the fashion vibe and about the rocking—but not too rocking—musical score that’s central to the worship. I’d write about millennials and celebrities coming together in the heathenish den that is New York City to literally raise their hands up to praise Jesus and perhaps take a selfie. But really, there have been enough of these types of stories since Hillsong hit American shores in 2010. They’ve been written down or recorded on video by giddy reporters eager to document this seeming paradox of a church—a house of worship with a conservative theology that is led by and filled with millennials and hipsters"



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The Christian Right Does Not Want You To Know About This Day - updated

 "In the heat of our political moment, we sometimes don’t see how our future connects deeply to our past. But the Christian Right does — and they do not like what they see. The Christian Right has made religious freedom the ideological phalanx of its current campaigns in the culture wars. Religious freedom is now invoked as a way of seeking to derail access to reproductive health services as well as equality for LGBTQ people, most prominently regarding marriage equality. But history provides little comfort for the theocratic visions of the Christian Right. And that is where our story begins."



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'You and Your Family Will Die': Oregon KKK Member Terrorizes Interracial Family

 "A KKK member has been leaving extremely disturbing messages on the doorstep of a biracial family in Salem, Oregon, who have taken to the police for protection and to hopefully put an end to the notes and apprehend the person or persons responsible. All notes are signed simply “KKK” next to a cross. One note reads “You and your family will die by the hands of me,” then “die slow”. Another note references her family, and seems to show knowledge that authorities have responded to the family. It threatens the wife of the family, stating the writer will “kill your n****r loving husband if the cops are called again.” It continues, “I know where he work [sic]! Don’t try me!”"

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John McCain yukking it up with ISIS

John McCain yukking it up with ISIS

The Pitch

It has occurred to me that some of you think I'm running this hideous website because I have nothing else to do. Well some of you are just too dam smart. You've probably been hurt in a previous relationship. That's so sad,but it's really not my concern. Like mama used to say, "You'll know better next time."

So here's the skinny. You'll notice there's no stupid "Donate to this Site" button, and there's good reason, it goes back to that you're just too dam smart thing.

So what I did was plaster this site with all sorts of cheesy banners promoting every thing from pocket knives, Dickie denim jeans, healthy soy snacks, hemp seeds,creative writing software, St. Croix fishing rods and chartreus soft plastic lizards, to places where you can lose everything, betting on horse races, or where you can get a job driving a truck cross country, hauling Chinese made crap and picking up chicks. Someone said the site looked like I-75 in South Georgia.

When you click on a banner and buy something, I get a ham sandwich. That's all, just looking to eat once in a while.

Now here's a suggestion, before you lose everything betting on some dumbass horse race, or leave the wife and youngans and head on down the road in a Peterbuilt, buy yourself a pair of Matrix sunglasses and one of those R Crumb, "Keep on Truckin," T-shirts to wear to your daughter's soccer game. Your daughter will be humiliated as hell, until one of her friends walks over and says, " Your dad is the coolest dad ever."

Priceless!


Here's a catchy tune that may shed some light on what I'm trying to say.