Pastor Bruce the Moral Crusader and the Exit Two Whore House

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From The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser:
June 25, 2016

During the seven years (1995-2002) I pastored Our Father’s House in West Unity, Ohio, I waged several crusades against those who ran afoul of my Fundamentalist moral code. One such crusade took place in June of 1997.

Williams County is located in the far Northwest corner of Ohio, bordered to north by Michigan and to the west by Indiana. The Ohio Turnpike runs through the northern part of the county. Travelers exiting on Route 15 (Exit Two) find several motels and restaurants. Being a three-hour straight shot from Chicago — with lots of car and truck traffic — Exit Two was an ideal place to locate a house of ill repute.

One day I was out and about and I noticed that there was a new business at Exit Two — The Queen Spa. Owned by Korean families from Chicago and Toledo, the massage parlor featured women of Far Eastern ethnicity. Once I ascertained that this new business was actually a front for prostitution, I morphed into Pastor Bruce the Moral Crusader and set my sights on putting the Exit Two whore house out of business.

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Brexit, Pursued by a Bear?

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From Vixen Strangely at Strangely Blogged:
June 25, 2016:

I’m a little bit at a loss as to how to write about the vote of the UK to leave the European Union, because the details of what it meant to the UK economical seemed to be a bit complex and regional and I’m over here on this side of the pond anyway, so it wasn’t a thing I followed especially. What I do know is that the UK did not, as a resut of this vote, leave the UN–which some chyron entry person at FOX Mushroom Farm seems to have thought.

What is a bit concerning, though, is the possibility that people who voted for the UK to leave the EU did so without entirely understanding what they were voting for, and that some seem to, the very morning after, regret their vote.

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Don’t Let Mass Shootings Cloud Why We are All Here

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From Jordan Cooper at The Moderate Voice:
June 25, 2016

As soon as you enter this world you are special because God created you. Don’t let anyone make you feel or tell differently than that.

We shouldn’t have to earn the honor to be dealt with as a human being with all inherent rights that come with it.

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Netanyahu Tries to Appropriate American Grief over Orlando

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From Jon Perr at PERRspectives:
June 20 2016

A week after the slaughter of 49 people in The Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, there is still much we don’t know. Topping the list is Omar Mateen’s motivation for his mass killing. The long-troubled 29 year old American son of Afghan immigrants hardly fits the mold of so-called “radicalization.” Mateen’s lack of religious commitment and his virulent (and possibly self-loathing) anti-gay fury don’t neatly square with his pledge to the Islamic State at the very end of his life. Just what really happened in the dark nexus where religious zealotry, homophobia, mental illness and America’s gun pathology converge remains a mystery.

But this we do know. The highest officials in the Israeli government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu government would have us believe Orlando is historically part of Greater Israel and The Pulse is its eternal capital.

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Divided We Fall

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From conservative T. Paine at Saving Common Sense:
June 20 2016

Once again America has experienced terrorism at the hands of a radical Muslim extremist. What compounds the tragedy of this mass shooting at an Orlando night club that killed 49 people and injured at least that many more though, is that the evil perpetrator behind this cowardly attack was not some foreign-born jihadi miscreant that snuck through our porous border in order to wage war on “the great Satan” but rather a home-grown citizen who was born in Queens, New York and was raised in Fort Pierce, Florida. This Islamic terrorist was a natural born American.

So how exactly does this American terrorist grow up cheering the 9/11 attack in high school, thinking that women ought not to drive, and swearing allegiance to ISIS? What is it about our society today that even allows this to be a possible outcome of an American life? What has changed in the last few generations that makes such an unimaginably evil thing to even contemplate become a ghoulish reality? Why does someone like Omar Matteen grow up despising his own country of America?

I would submit that part of the problem exists in the fact that not only do we no longer teach objective United States History anymore, but we absolutely do not teach civics and a justified sense of patriotism and honor to our children.

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Congressional Candidate Wants to “Make America White Again”

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From Rippa at The Intersection of Madness and Reality:
June 24 2016

As if Donald Trump didn’t make it clear that the United States wasn’t white enough, in steps Tennesee congressional candidate, Rick Tyler. Rick Tyler, a longshot running as an Independent to represent Tennessee’s Third District wants to “Make America White Again”.

While it’s unclear whether there was ever a time in U.S. history when our beloved nation was all white. Even so, Tyler has dreams and aspirations of taking the nation back to a certain utopia, where life was a lot better for today’s racially oppressed so-called dominant culture.

In an interview with WRCB, Tyler claims to have no hatred in his heart for “people of color.”

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Trump Is Far Behind Clinton In Campaign Funds

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From Ted McLaughlin at jobsanger:
June 22 2016

Donald Trump sailed through the primaries while spending very little money. That’s because he received a ton of free press coverage (far more than any other candidate of either party) — and most of that coverage was positive. But those days are over.

The press coverage of Trump and Clinton is roughly equal now — and much of the coverage of Trump has turned negative (thanks to his own inability to stop saying dumb things). He’s going to have to start spending some big money to get his message out the way he wants it. The problem is that his campaign is close to broke.

At the end of May, he had only $1.3 million in the bank for his campaign, while Hillary Clinton had $42 million in the bank. And Trump may not be able to count on a lot of financial help from the Republican Party.

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Today in Conservative Christian Detachment Disorder

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From driftglass:
June 23 2016

Remember the “lost letter” episode of the West Wing (“”Enemies Foreign and Domestic”) in which letter that a young boy sent to Franklin Roosevelt is finally delivered to the White House +60 years later?

Well, the Dirty Hippies have been sending letters to the Republican party for decades now warning them that climbing into bed with the likes of Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Ralph Reed, Payul Weyrich and the rest of the hypocrites and pharisees and pit vipers on the “Conservative Christian” grift was seven different flavors of catastrophe. Bad for the Party of Lincoln. Really bad for the country. Really, really bad for Christianity. Just bad all around.

Well as it turns out, decades later, some kind soul has delivered all of our missives to the home of former George W. Bush chief speechwriter, senior Republican policy adviser, Conservative Christian and reliable Beltway Republican stalactite, Michael Gerson. And he is terribly shocked and put out over how those people over there are behaving:

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CNN: No Matter Trump Speech ‘Littered With Falsehoods’

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From Tommy Christopher at Mediaite:
June 23, 2016

If you need more evidence of the way Donald Trump‘s presidential candidacy has distorted reality in political journalism, look no further than the aftermath of the presumptive Republican nominee’s Hillary Clinton attack speech from Wednesday. Following that speech, CNN performed a fairly exhaustive fact check on Trump’s attacks, and found 11 of the 18 claims they evaluated to be “false,” while five were rated “true,” and two others were found to be “true, but misleading.” The Clinton campaign put out its own list of “15 Biggest Lies” from the speech.

Despite all of that, Trump’s speech has generated relatively high marks from the “objective” political press, who are always impressed when he manages to read off a teleprompter and managed not to drop the n-word.

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Another Brick In the Wall

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From Capt. Fogg at Human Voices:
June 22 2016:

So what – you expected something different? If it’s about guns, you vote no, plain and simple, and no thought required beyond thinking about how badly the NRA will punish you for giving a crap about who wins the war with Islamic State and al Qaeda and the rest of them. You’re a Republican, it’s what you do.

Sure, a great many proposals have been misguided, ill-informed and even illegal, but keeping guns from suspected enemies of our country is not just a good idea, it’s essential and as long as there’s due process and an appeal process, the worst it might mean for a prospective firearms purchaser ( or explosives or ammunition ) is a delay. The lives saved may include not only yours and mine, but the miserable ones of the Senators who voted that proposal down yesterday.

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