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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2950 on: May 15, 2024, 11:19:40 PM »
I am not sure if this is a parody site or not.

 ‘Belief in Freedom’ Is Bad for You
So is “distrust of government,” according to a study in the American Journal of Medicine.
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2951 on: May 16, 2024, 08:49:54 AM »
More blow at the Capitol:

https://twitchy.com/fuzzychimp/2024/05/16/cocaine-found-at-the-capitol-n2396279

I used to complain about Obama destroying the decorum of the White House and Capitol with guys skateboarding down White House aisles and people dressing like they were heading for the beach.

Looks like that was nothing compared to drugs and gays sex and whatever other sordid crap is going on now.
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2952 on: May 16, 2024, 11:36:14 AM »
They want this radical cancelled

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Butker's speech at the Benedictine College in Kansas

'It is safe to say that over the years, I have gained quite the reputation for speaking my mind,' Butker said at the start of his speech.

He addressed the men in the room by saying: 'To the gentlemen here today, part of what plagues society is this lie that has been told to you that men are not necessary in the home or in our communities.

'As men, we set the tone of the culture, and when that is absent, disorder, dysfunction and chaos set in.

'This absence of men in the home is what plays a large role in the violence we see all around the nation.

'... Be unapologetic in your masculinity. Fight against the cultural emasculation of men. Do hard things. Never settle for what is easy.'

Butker even quoted Taylor Swift, although he only referred to her as his 'teammate's girlfriend'.

'As my teammate's girlfriend says, 'familiarity breeds contempt',' he told the audience, referring to Swift's song Bejeweled from her 2022 album Midnights.

He also addressed the women at the ceremony: 'I think it is you, the women, who have had the most diabolic lies told to you.

'Some of you may go on to lead successful careers in the world but I would venture to guess that the majority of you are most excited about your marriage and the children you will bring into this world.

'I can tell you that my beautiful wife Isabelle would be the first to say her life truly started when she started living her vocation as a wife and as a mother.

'I'm on this stage today, able to be the man that I am, because I have a wife who leans into her vocation.'

'I'm beyond blessed with the many talents God has given me, but it cannot be overstated that all my success is made possible because a girl I met in band class back in middle school would convert to the faith, become my wife, and embrace one of the most important titles of all, homemaker.'

Butker also criticised the Biden administration: 'While COVID might have played a large role throughout your formative years, it is not unique,' he said.

'The bad policies and poor leadership have negatively impacted major life issues.

'Things like abortion, IVF, surrogacy, euthanasia, as well as a growing support for the degenerate cultural values and media all stem from pervasiveness of disorder.'

Backlash against Harrison Butker grows: NFL wades in to say it does NOT support his controversial comments, leaders say he does not represent Kansas City and petition to cut him from Chiefs surges past 80,000
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/nfl/article-13425061/NFL-Harrison-Butker-views-Benedictine-college.html
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2953 on: May 16, 2024, 12:43:32 PM »
Crazy when Whoopi is the sane one
But many viewers of The View seem to think Whoopi has gone far right wing or something

Whoopi Goldberg DEFENDS Harrison Butker's controversial commencement speech in shock comments on The View - as she PRAISES Kansas City Chiefs star for voicing 'his beliefs'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-13426831/whoopi-goldberg-defends-harrison-butker-speech.html
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2954 on: May 16, 2024, 02:19:50 PM »
I don't see anything wrong with what he said.  In the land of lies, the man who speaks the truth is a radical.   
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« Reply #2955 on: May 16, 2024, 02:31:32 PM »
I don't see anything wrong with what he said.  In the land of lies, the man who speaks the truth is a radical.   

This one is a really good example to me of just how radical THEY have become. The NFL being what  they are, I just hope he doesn't have any career consequences. Buncha microaggression Marys.
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« Reply #2956 on: May 16, 2024, 06:21:36 PM »
Man, this Butker story is really blowing up. The Missouri AG is investigating Kansas City (as in the local government) for doxing Butker's mom, and now people are comparing the Catholic Latin Mass to Taliban style Islamic extremism.

World gone mad, indeed.
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2957 on: May 16, 2024, 08:43:30 PM »
Not from the Babylon Bee

Okay which one of you asked for this?

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    NBCUniversal's Peacock is launching a new series about gay and transgender animals pic.twitter.com/cNh5SxGU6c
    — Breaking911 (@Breaking911) May 16, 2024

They should have Alex Jones narrate the gay frogs episode

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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2958 on: May 17, 2024, 09:19:30 AM »
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2959 on: May 17, 2024, 09:19:52 AM »
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2960 on: May 17, 2024, 09:20:38 AM »
 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2961 on: May 17, 2024, 09:24:29 AM »
Man, this Butker story is really blowing up. The Missouri AG is investigating Kansas City (as in the local government) for doxing Butker's mom

The K.C. Twitter account has deleted the doxxing tweet, claiming it was "shared in error."  I guess they're feeling the heat.
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2962 on: May 17, 2024, 09:46:10 AM »
His is now the team's best selling jersey

SURPRISE, SURPRISE: Harrison Butker Becomes Top-Selling Chiefs Jersey With Men AND Women
https://twitchy.com/grateful-calvin/2024/05/17/imagine-that-harrison-butker-jersey-becomes-top-selling-chiefs-jersey-among-men-and-women-n2396327
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2963 on: May 17, 2024, 09:51:36 AM »
And here's the Babylon Bee

'Harrison Butker Does Not Reflect Our Values,' Says League Of Woman Beaters
https://babylonbee.com/news/harrison-butker-does-not-reflect-our-values-says-league-of-woman-beaters
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« Reply #2964 on: May 17, 2024, 11:39:35 AM »
And we another example of the MSM saying someone said something they didn't say and I'm sure this will be the running narrative of what he "said"

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Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham backed Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker after he gave a controversial college graduation speech, telling women that their rightful place is in the kitchen. https://trib.al/NJZhJDC
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2965 on: May 18, 2024, 12:26:24 AM »
I don't see anything wrong with what he said.  In the land of lies, the man who speaks the truth is a radical.

That is like the old line about the "one-eyed man being the king in the land of the blind".  :old:
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« Reply #2966 on: May 18, 2024, 12:11:33 PM »
Another example of someone wanting you to pay the price for their bad life choices
 

And she wants you to pay for it.

How about you walk instead? You may even loose a ton or two.

Plus-size influencer demands FAA and airlines give fat flyers as many FREE seats as they need to spread themselves out - and admits other passengers may have to foot the bill
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11976173/Plus-size-creator-creates-petition-try-force-airlines-offer-larger-passengers-bigger-seats.html

The mouth that won't stop eating and complaining

Plus-size travel influencer who wants free extra seats for fat fliers says airport worker refused to push her up jet bridge in wheelchair because of her size - and forced her into walk that left her wheezing for oxygen
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-13433065/Plus-size-travel-influencer-wants-free-extra-seats-fat-fliers-says-airport-worker-refused-push-jet-bridge-wheelchair-size-forced-walk-left-wheezing-oxygen.html

Maybe if she would stop eating so much she wouldn't have this problem.
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2967 on: May 18, 2024, 02:15:14 PM »
I have a hunch she won't have that problem too much longer.  She is morbidly obese.  It is truly unfortunate, but she is likely to have a fatal heart attack at some point given her condition and the symptoms she described.
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2968 on: May 18, 2024, 06:04:18 PM »
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2969 on: May 19, 2024, 04:48:59 PM »
They really hate it when someone voices views that don't fit the left's narrative

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    NEW: The Kansas City Star is calling on the KC Chiefs to fire Harrison Butker and hire a female kicker after Butker advocated for traditional values during a speech.

    The opinion piece quickly notified readers that this was "not a joke" and "not unrealistic."

    "For poetic justice… pic.twitter.com/uJxlrUvHpz
    — Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) May 19, 2024

Lib Rag 'The Kansas City Star' Demands the Chiefs Fire Harrison Butker and Hire a Female Kicker Instead
https://twitchy.com/justmindy/2024/05/19/kansas-city-star-fire-butker-and-replace-him-with-a-female-kicker-n2396409
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« Reply #2970 on: May 19, 2024, 05:50:21 PM »
Correct me if I'm wrong but aren't both the bunny and the eggs remnants of the spring fertility calibrations that stuck around when pagan celebrations were kinda mushed into Christian celebrations? Much like the tree wasn't originally a "Birth of Christ" symbol?


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There's good reason to be skeptical of claims that Christian thing X is really smuggled-in paganism, because there can be incentive on both sides to make those claims. Obviously, there's an incentive for some people to undermine Christianity by calling traditions into question, but the funny thing is that some Christians also have an ulterior motive to call those things pagan. It can be a way for some believers to be more spiritual; more pure than other Christians. There are other Christians that hear about supposed paganism, and their incentive is that it's easier to ditch the eggs or the Christmas tree than to actually do the research. (My church eschews eggs and rabbits during Easter, which I'm OK with, even though I doubt the claims of a pagan origin.)

So we have to watch out for a lack of objectivity from both sides. I can't claim to have done any exhaustive research, but I have found that for every claim of smuggled-in paganism, there is an at-least-equally valid debunking of that claim.

https://news.web.baylor.edu/news/story/2016/why-easter-was-never-anything-christian-holiday

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"Many religions and traditional customs have used eggs and even rabbits," Barr said. "But this doesn't mean that the Christian use of these symbols, especially eggs, is 'pagan.' Historical parallels do not equal historical evidence."
The Easter bunny was not used in Easter celebrations until the early modern world, and therefore the use of the rabbit has no historical or significant connection to any pagan festivals.
"I have seen arguments connecting Easter eggs to Babylonian and even Zoroastrian traditions," Barr said. "But the medieval European world had no knowledge of these customs or celebrations; historians didn't learn about them until very recently. The most historically logical roots for Easter eggs is their use during Medieval Easter traditions. Eggs were prohibited during Lent, and so in preparation for their return to eating eggs, people decorated eggs and used them as part of their Easter celebrations. This is the most reasonable source for the traditions we continue today."

And here is a response from our Catholic friends:

https://www.catholic.com/magazine/online-edition/no-easter-is-not-a-pagan-holiday
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2971 on: May 19, 2024, 05:51:32 PM »
Harrison Butker's speech GOT A STANDING OVATION from those attending his commencement address - so why the hell is there any controversy? Bunch of whining leftists whose idea of DEI means Discrimination, Exclusion, and Intolerance? (unless the first word is Deviance or Depravity?)

Largely people who weren't part of his audience objected to his advocacy of good, moral, traditional values.

(Although some group of nuns didn't like it - but nuns generally aren't right in the head anyway. I know - I went to Catholic school.)

I'm happy to see his jersey is the #1 seller now - this kind of reminds me of the Chick-Fil-A "boycott" that became a "BUYcott" with the restaurant chain making record sales. Or the "Day Without a Mexican" when illegals were told not to go shopping - and at least one major department store reported increased sales and reduced shoplifting on that day!  :rofl:
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2972 on: May 20, 2024, 06:11:09 PM »
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His Pregnancy Came as a Shock. Florida’s Abortion Law Made It Harder
https://time.com/6977604/trans-pregnancy-florida-abortion-law/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=editorial&utm_term=ideas_books&linkId=431298112

TIME: Florida Made It Difficult for a Man to Get an Abortion
https://twitchy.com/brettt/2024/05/20/time-florida-made-it-difficult-for-a-man-to-get-an-abortion-n2396440
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2973 on: May 20, 2024, 10:21:52 PM »
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« Reply #2974 on: May 21, 2024, 09:31:51 AM »
What do you do when a party gets cancelled by the venue? Why you go on a rampage of course with the party organizers calling people encouraging them to riot.
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A 400-man riot broke out at a Florida skate park after the venue canceled a planned after party at the last minute.

The large brawl erupted Saturday night in the parking lot at Astro Skate in the Tampa Bay Metropolitan area after frustrated party organizers put out a call online encouraging people to 'riot' and 'confront law enforcement' at the skate park.

The rampage saw more than 400 people, both children and adults, fighting, stealing and causing damage to local businesses.

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Investigators say the fight broke out after Astro Skate canceled a planned after party because the event hosts failed to hire an off-duty deputy to monitor the event, as per company policy.

Although the skate park refunded their money, the party-goers were seemingly angry and took to social media asking people to meet at the business and riot.

When deputies arrived at the scene, approximately 400 to 500 people were fighting and causing disturbances in the Astro Skate parking lot and at nearby businesses.

Huge 400-man riot erupts after skate-park party is canceled at the last minute and organizers call on friends to meet there and rampage anyway
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13441729/Florida-skate-park-riot-canceled-party-arrested.html
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