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Old Oct 9, 2013, 07:40 PM   #1
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Yay end times?

http://www.salon.com/2013/10/07/mich...imes_are_near/

And people wonder why rational people think she's a crazy. Remember, she did pretty good in the primary last time.
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Old Oct 9, 2013, 07:46 PM   #2
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She's hot for 57. Great thread. Would read again.
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Old Oct 9, 2013, 08:12 PM   #3
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I'd agree with you, Hax. But then I looked into her eyes and saw the crazy...
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Michele Bachmann: End Times Are Here, Woohoo!

The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down...

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I'd agree with you, Hax. But then I looked into her eyes and saw the crazy...
Sometimes those are the best.
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Sometimes those are the best.
Yeah, when you're young and don't know any better. These days, I try to avoid crazy. :P
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She looks and acts as if she has had a frontal lobotomy.
If this is the face of the Tea Party the mirror is cracked.
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I'd agree with you, Hax. But then I looked into her eyes and saw the crazy...
Were you able to look into both of them at the same time? I tried once and nearly sprained my eyeballs.
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Were you able to look into both of them at the same time? I tried once and nearly sprained my eyeballs.
I did, but at great cost. I felt like I lost a part of my soul doing it.

Also I started thinking of Nietzsche for some odd reason.
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I did, but at great cost. I felt like I lost a part of my soul doing it.

Also I started thinking of Nietzsche for some odd reason.
Ah, yes, I read that one. Well, part of it. I got to the part you are talking about, "... the brainsick fantasies of morbid cobweb-spinners ... the last fumes of evaporating reality ..." and put it down knowing that the rest of it could not top that. Of course, you should also take heart from the more famous line from it, Was mich nicht umbringt, macht mich stärker, you will recover.
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Sometimes those are the best.
Rolling Stone magazine warned us, in an article written some 2+ years ago.

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... don't look her in the eyes; don't let her smile at you. Michele Bachmann, when she turns her head toward the cameras and brandishes her pearls and her ageless, unblemished neckline and her perfect suburban orthodontics in an attempt to reassure the unbeliever of her non-threateningness, is one of the scariest sights in the entire American cultural tableau. She's trying to look like June Cleaver, but she actually looks like the T2 skeleton posing for a passport photo. You will want to laugh, but don't, because the secret of Bachmann's success is that every time you laugh at her, she gets stronger.



From: Michele Bachmann's Holy War
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Old Oct 10, 2013, 04:44 AM   #12
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The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down...

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Glad someone else here watches TYT. Of courrrrrrrrrrrse!

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Yeah, when you're young and don't know any better. These days, I try to avoid crazy. :P

Did someone say "crazy"?

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What makes her different from every other church/temple going person? The fact that she thinks the end times are now instead of later?
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What makes her different from every other church/temple going person? The fact that she thinks the end times are now instead of later?
The fact that she's a politician who helps create policy makes her different.
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The fact that she's a politician who helps create policy makes her different.
That is very true. Separation of church and state and all. But to all those who call her crazy for her believes, unless they are atheists, aren't they a little hypocritical?
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That is very true. Separation of church and state and all. But to all those who call her crazy for her believes, unless they are atheists, aren't they a little hypocritical?
I would say yes and no. Yes because they believe it, and no because I doubt anyone here would make policy on it. Some people call her crazy because she acts on it.
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What makes her different from every other church/temple going person? The fact that she thinks the end times are now instead of later?
A good many "evangelical" Christians probably believe they're living in end times, but I'd certainly hope most "mainline" Christians don't...
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I would say yes and no. Yes because they believe it, and no because I doubt anyone here would make policy on it. Some people call her crazy because she acts on it.
If you really believe something, why wouldn't you base your policy on it?
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Old Oct 10, 2013, 04:25 PM   #19
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If you really believe something, why wouldn't you base your policy on it?
Let's say I believed that Thor wanted me to go kill the congress. I don't, but let's say I did. I know that killing congress is wrong, though, so I wouldn't do it. I call this "common sense".
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Let's say I believed that Thor wanted me to go kill the congress. I don't, but let's say I did. I know that killing congress is wrong, though, so I wouldn't do it. I call this "common sense".
But if Thor or any other deity of your choice wanted it, ergo it would not be wrong. When El told the Israelites to kill every living thing in an obstructive city, they didn't say, "Hey, hang on a minute, that's not right!", did they?
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Let's say I believed that Thor wanted me to go kill the congress. I don't, but let's say I did. I know that killing congress is wrong, though, so I wouldn't do it. I call this "common sense".
Oookay.

But Christians like Bachmann see their dogma as infallible. If you likewise saw your the dogma of Thor as infallible and the dogma said, "kill the congress" and you didn't, then how do you reconcile that contradiction? If infallibility can't even withstand common sense, then it's pretty hard to call it infallible.
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But if Thor or any other deity of your choice wanted it, ergo it would not be wrong. When El told the Israelites to kill every living thing in an obstructive city, they didn't say, "Hey, hang on a minute, that's not right!", did they?
I guess I just don't understand zealots.

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Oookay.

But Christians like Bachmann see their dogma as infallible. If you likewise saw your the dogma of Thor as infallible and the dogma said, "kill the congress" and you didn't, then how do you reconcile that contradiction? If infallibility can't even withstand common sense, then it's pretty hard to call it infallible.
Same response as above.
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But Christians like Bachmann see their dogma as infallible. ...
If they truly believed end times were nigh, you'd think they'd give away all their earthly possessions and go to the nearest high hill to wait for Jesus' return.
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If they truly believed end times were nigh, you'd think they'd give away all their earthly possessions and go to the nearest high hill to wait for Jesus' return.
Depends on why they think end times are nigh, and what their religion says about, what they should be doing, whether it can or should be averted and how, etc. For example, some hypothetical church could say that all believes need to gather up as much material wealth as possible so that it can be carried over into the next phase.
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If they truly believed end times were nigh, you'd think they'd give away all their earthly possessions and go to the nearest high hill to wait for Jesus' return.
Oh, no. They are onto that criticism and now preach that god wants his followers to be rewarded here on earth. It's how the preachers now get to live a fabulous lifestyle and be men of god. God wanted me to be rich!

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