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Thu Jan 2, 2014, 01:24 PM

Pat Robertson's 2014 "prediction!"

I laughed so hard I fell off my chair at this, especially the last sentence.

God Tells Pat Robertson That 2014 Will Be A Horrible Year Of Chaos, Unless You're A Republican

Submitted by Brian Tashman on Thursday, 1/2/2014 1:05 pm

Televangelist Pat Robertson today revealed what God told him is in store for America in 2014, and itís bad news unless you are a Republican. Robertson explained that he didnít receive a New Yearís message at the beginning of 2013 because weather conditions prevented him from going to the mountain retreat where God speaks to him. (Or maybe the 700 Club host was still peeved about his 2012 conversation with God, in which Robertson claims God told him that Mitt Romney would defeat President Obama and become a successful two-term president.)

Keeping with his tradition of passing along extremely vague divine warnings about the countryís unraveling, Robertson reported to co-host Wendy Griffith that God informed him of severe economic problems that will devastate the global economy and the emergence of a nuclear Iran.

But there is a silver lining, Robertson reported: All of these problems will benefit Republicans, who will win control of the Senate in the midterm elections as Obama retreats to become a surfer in Hawaii.

- See more at: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/god-tells-pat-robertson-2014-will-be-horrible-year-chaos-unless-youre-republican#sthash.vbmSucre.dpuf

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jan 2, 2014, 01:32 PM

1. It must have been the devil sent by a Democrat or maybe Obama interferred with the

message resulting in repubs not turning out to vote because Robertson had received the message Obama was going to lose.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jan 2, 2014, 02:23 PM

2. Bad weather? Maybe God didn't want you on her mountain top

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What kind of half-assed zealot stays in because of the weather?

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Response to underpants (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 2, 2014, 03:15 PM

11. "I haven't been to the mountaintop" - Pat Robertson

I'm sure it will be remembered as an iconic moment in American history

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jan 2, 2014, 02:26 PM

3. Didn't I see him in line in Colorado this morning?

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jan 2, 2014, 02:29 PM

4. Sigh, Frank Zappa is dead, Pat Robertson is still alive.

Where is the justice god?

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jan 2, 2014, 02:40 PM

5. I wonder ...

if Robertson is/was reporting what (his) god told him ... why would he start each sentence with "I think", rather than, "God told me"? But then again, maybe he learned to avoid that after his conversation in 2012.

And point to ponder:

Does the Bible have more than a little to say about "false profits" ... erm ... False Prophets?

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jan 2, 2014, 02:53 PM

6. Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest?

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Response to MNBrewer (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 2, 2014, 02:58 PM

7. Henry II here. How many knights do you want me to send?

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 2, 2014, 03:00 PM

8. As many as seems necessary.

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Response to MNBrewer (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 2, 2014, 07:18 PM

15. No! No! Keep him around for the entertainment value.

Maybe if there'd been an Internet in the twelfth century, Henry II would have let Becket live.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jan 2, 2014, 03:04 PM

9. For comparison, a 1991 prediction of his:

Exactly 23 years go, today:

I was cleaning out some old papers and found some notes I'd jotted down while watching Pat Robertson on his 700 Club show (back then I'd occasionally monitor Robertson and other politically active RW religious figures**cough**nuts**cough**)

The date on it is 2 Jan 1991, so just over 22 years ago. At the time it was halfway through Poppy Bush's presidency, 5 months after Saddam Hussein had invaded Kuwait, and a little over 2 weeks before "Operation Desert Storm" (i.e., while military assets were still being moved into place).

Pat "special link" Robertson's predictions and comments:
- Short war with Iraq
-low interest rates, prime rate to 7%, stocks plummet
-by September, vibrant stock market out on a limb
-Bush reelected
-collapse in '93
-God is holding off disaster so that evangelicals can get the job done
-people of God support CBN (Robertson's cable network-JHB), high increase in donations
-if we leave Saddam, we must garrison Saudi Arabia indefinitely. Must attack Saddam or he will ___(must have dropped the word that followed-JHB). We Are Americans and must act like Americans, not back down to some tin pot dictator

Considering the lack of opposition from the then-nearly-collapsing Soviets, the short war wasn't all that tough to predict, though I think he had in mind weeks not the "100 hour war" that resulted (as long as you don't count our presence in Iraq for the next 10 years). I haven't looked up how the interest rates, prime rate, and stock market fared. I think his "special link" glitched on the '92 election, and gee, somehow we didn't collapse in '93. As for the rest, the only rational response is to point at him and laugh one's fool head off.
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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jan 2, 2014, 03:06 PM

10. Lol, I was going to say "I'm surprised no mention of ACA"

But I was wrong. What are they going to do if the ACA works out OK.

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Response to okieinpain (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 2, 2014, 03:42 PM

12. They'll do the same thing they usually do...

...keep railing against it pretending to be "holding the line" against utter destruction of Our Way Of Life, then for a while not saying much loudly (but saying the same thing in more "friendly" venues), and then laud it while trying to undermine and dismantle it.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jan 2, 2014, 03:45 PM

13. Well with Reaganomics in full swing, you don't need to have a conversation with God

or a crystal ball to know there will be economic hardship. Of course to claim that somehow republicans or Christians will somehow avoid it is ridiculous, but then again we are talking about Pat Robertson. He is ridiculous.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jan 2, 2014, 05:10 PM

14. This makes me feel sorry for God.

Could you imagine having to talk to this asshat?

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jan 2, 2014, 07:21 PM

16. He should make sure President Romney knows about this.

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