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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2975 on: May 21, 2024, 12:49:47 PM »
One of the best twitter community notes in the history of community notes.  :rofl:

https://twitchy.com/amy-curtis/2024/05/21/jacobin-walmart-community-noted-n2396451
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2976 on: May 21, 2024, 12:53:15 PM »
One of the best twitter community notes in the history of community notes.  :rofl:

https://twitchy.com/amy-curtis/2024/05/21/jacobin-walmart-community-noted-n2396451

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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2977 on: May 21, 2024, 01:28:33 PM »
We already knew that Left-wing women were crazy. It seems like they're bragging about it with this:

https://twitchy.com/grateful-calvin/2024/05/21/womens-4000-ritual-rage-retreat-in-the-woods-n2396447
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2978 on: May 21, 2024, 01:44:58 PM »
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2981 on: May 22, 2024, 03:00:21 PM »
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2982 on: May 22, 2024, 03:05:15 PM »
Tornados are innocent until proven guilty.

https://www.twitchy.com/justmindy/2024/05/21/nbc-alleged-tornado-damage-n2396481

What do tornadoes, hurricanes, and the political left all have in common?  >:D



They are all "blowhards".
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2983 on: May 22, 2024, 03:27:26 PM »
They thought it might be a hurricane.

Perhaps it identifies as a hurricane.
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2984 on: May 22, 2024, 03:38:25 PM »
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2985 on: May 22, 2024, 04:20:21 PM »
“I have little patience with people who take the Bill of Rights for granted.  The Bill of Rights, contained in the first ten amendments to the Constitution, is every American’s guarantee of freedom.” - - President Harry S. Truman, “Years of Trial and Hope”

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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2986 on: May 23, 2024, 08:45:24 AM »
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.)
If there's Biblical backing for a particular tradition then maybe it's worth getting wound up about.  If there isn't, at minimum it probably isn't important enough to get real invested in from a religious standpoint.  Even if it is a family tradition that you enjoy.

Isn't there at least equal incentive on to prove that long-held and beloved traditions associated with Christianity are valid regardless of the facts?

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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2987 on: May 23, 2024, 08:12:55 PM »
The things you learn from wikipedia

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Did you know ...
... that women were 33 percent more likely than men to search for clown pornography in 2016?

I could have lived without knowing that even existed
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2988 on: May 23, 2024, 09:49:05 PM »
If there's Biblical backing for a particular tradition then maybe it's worth getting wound up about.  If there isn't, at minimum it probably isn't important enough to get real invested in from a religious standpoint.  Even if it is a family tradition that you enjoy.

Isn't there at least equal incentive on to prove that long-held and beloved traditions associated with Christianity are valid regardless of the facts?

Maybe. But the point is a lot of people have an incentive to make these things out to be pagan, and they're on both the skeptical and the believing side. So you have to choose your sources carefully. Additionally, the vast majority of people aren't going to read a bunch of obscure, ancient writers (or even recent historians) to know who Mithras was, or how eggs were (or were not) used in pagan worship, so most people are getting these things 2nd or 3rd hand.
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2989 on: May 23, 2024, 11:54:45 PM »
Striking back against the madness:  increasing numbers of children are declaring their pronouns are "U.S.A.":

https://x.com/libsoftiktok/status/1793382246545490194
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2990 on: May 24, 2024, 07:47:43 AM »
Striking back against the madness:  increasing numbers of children are declaring their pronouns are "U.S.A.":

https://x.com/libsoftiktok/status/1793382246545490194


I had a fun exchange with a coworker via text a few weeks ago...

We're both Phillies fans, and I was talking about getting MLB TV to watch the season since it could be a really good one.

Me: Hulu doesn't have anything other than ESPN... so I'm think about getting a package."

Him: Transitioning, are you? What will your pronouns be?

Me: *expletive deleted*ck/you/ahole

Him: ROFL


Our employer has gone something down the woke path with all this crap. It's not been as bad as I really thought it was going to be when it really started ramping up as COVID ended, but it was still bad enough that it's what caused me to change my APS user name.
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2991 on: May 24, 2024, 12:25:05 PM »
Gets even crazier the more you read

Half of trainee doctors at UCLA's prestigious medical school 'are failing basic tests after dean who's anti-white ignored affirmative action ban and terrorized staff with DEI rules'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13454451/UCLA-medical-school-dean-Jennifer-Lucero-DEI-affirmative.html
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2992 on: May 26, 2024, 09:12:55 AM »
Well, I see that the "An Appeal to Heaven" flag is the new monster. I might need to switch from my Gadsden Flag for a while.  =)

My favorite "picture is worth a 1000 words" comeback to the woke morons:



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« Reply #2993 on: May 26, 2024, 10:59:36 AM »
Well, pretty soon the only flags that won't be controversial or symbols of white supremacy/insurrection will be the Pan Africa flag and the rainbow flag.

I need to start flying my Gadsden flag again.

It will match my Gadsden license plates (which, to be honest, I'm shocked that the *expletive deleted*ing Democrats haven't tried to get rid of in Virginia).

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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2994 on: May 26, 2024, 11:55:58 AM »
I need to start flying my Gadsden flag again.

I fly the Gadsden under my US flag, and because of the winds here, I have to replace my flags annually. Before this tree flag kerfuffle, I was thinking about replacing the Gadsden flag this year with the Knights Templar "Deus Vult" flag. Not that any of my neighbors would care other than to say "cool" (there are lots of Gadsden flags out this way). However, the Boise liberals have been up in arms of late about "Christian Nationalism", so anything to give them heartburn.  >:D

I actually bought a "Deus Vult" hoodie and t-shirt not long ago and wear them all the time now. Mostly just compliments so far if anyone says anything at all, but then I haven't stepped into any downtown Boise wheatgrass bars yet either (nor am I likely to).  =)

Though I am seriously considering the "Appeal to Heaven" flag for this year's switch, even if only for a while.

Also, on the original topic, I note that NYT, etc haven't said anything negative about United States Representatives displaying Palestinian flags in front of their congressional office doors, or half of *expletive deleted*ing Congress waving Ukrainian flags around. I may be wrong, but I don't think that occurs in pretty much any other country.
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2995 on: May 26, 2024, 01:04:23 PM »
Well, I see that the "An Appeal to Heaven" flag is the new monster. I might need to switch from my Gadsden Flag for a while.  =)


Seeing terms like "MAGA battle flag" and "terrorist flag" being tossed about.

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    Appeal to Heaven flag isn't a casual 'I Support Trump' thing like the red hat.

    This is Waco level, Timothy McVeigh extreme.

    You have to be deep into MAGA to know what this flag means, much less where to buy it & fly it over your house.

    The Supreme Court is a terrorist org.
    — Denise Wheeler 🌊💙 (@denisedwheeler) May 23, 2024
https://twitchy.com/brettt/2024/05/25/hot-take-appeal-to-heaven-flag-is-timothy-mcveigh-level-extreme-and-scotus-is-a-terrorist-org-n2396603

Aren't you glad we got these lefty wackos telling us what things like "An Appeal to Heaven" flag "really means
BTW: You want to tell her Timothy McVeigh was actually left leading?
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« Reply #2996 on: May 26, 2024, 01:11:36 PM »
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You have to be deep into MAGA to know what this flag means, much less where to buy it & fly it over your house.

I have to agree with her on having to be deep into MAGA culture to know the secret dark web sites where you can get this flag.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=appeal+to+heaven+flag&crid=25MX1GLZCM9JH&sprefix=appeal+to%2Caps%2C181&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-doa-p_1_9
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2997 on: May 26, 2024, 01:13:01 PM »
My memory may be fuzzy here, but I think all you have to do to know what the A to H flag means is watch the HBO John Adams miniseries. I guess watching that makes you ultra-MAGA.
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« Reply #2998 on: May 26, 2024, 02:05:58 PM »
My memory may be fuzzy here, but I think all you have to do to know what the A to H flag means is watch the HBO John Adams miniseries. I guess watching that makes you ultra-MAGA.

Especially considering you were watching that instead of episode 5 of the George Floyd story which is the one where he cures cancer right before being murdered by a white police officer under Trump's orders who wanted the cure for whites only
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #2999 on: May 26, 2024, 08:14:19 PM »
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You have to be deep into MAGA to know what this flag means, much less where to buy it & fly it over your house

I know some folks that are four rounds I to the MAGA kool-Aid, and none of them would have the faintest idea what that flag was from or about without googling it.

That's more of a American History nerd/ general anti-big government kinda trivia flag.