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mr blur

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Gender: Male
Hometown: Chichester
Home country: U.K.
Member since: Tue Sep 2, 2003, 06:34 PM
Number of posts: 7,753

About Me

SEPTEMBER 1st.>> So you banned me, as I expected, but after 13 years at DU is 'Troll' really the best justification you three mighty Hillbot brains could come up with? Troll? I thought that you were OK with trolls. Or is that just pro-Clinton trolls? Plenty of those at DU, some with 15 or more hides. Troll? What about "Embarrassingly Accurate Commentator" or "He was right about rug though, wasn't he?" Or even, "He just got sick of all the Clinton worship from a bunch of people who lost their Progressive ideals and decided to settle for a sub-standard liar and warmonger" So is this your idea of *punishment*? You don't think I wanted to stay, do you? If I did, I wouldn't have left. See how that works? BTW - Ever wondered what it was like to live under Margaret Thatcher and watch bits of your country - your life - sold off to the highest bidder? Congratulations, it seems you're about to find out. Still, at least she's not a So*ial*st though, eh? Narrow escape there. You would all be funny if you weren't so...sad. SEPTEMBER 8th.>> Oh, and muriel_volestrangler - after all these years I thought we were on the same page. I guess I was wrong. You think: "for Mr Blur to do so with ignorant comparisons to Thatcher was misleading, as well (I suspect it shows an inability on his part to think of women as politicians, seeing them instead as some special exception to the norm of men being charge)." Congratulations: arrogance, stupidity, rudeness and condescension all in one (clumsily constructed) sentence. "He should stick to a far left purity site."? Well, certainly no danger of running into you NeoCons there. I guess you kept your eyes and ears closed back in the '80s, as you seem to be doing now. SEPTEMBER 17th >> Want a treat here on Dramaqueen Underground? Slum it on over to the Religion Group and catch The rug Monologues; this miserable piece of shit is so toxic that not even the other religious loonies want to be seen talking to him. Even Prayer Warriors have some standards. I guess that's what you get for constantly (and desperately) propping up the RCC.

Journal Archives

So, you all know those ludicrous Chick Tracts, right?

The badly-drawn hysterical "Save yourself and go to heaven with Jesus!" comics produced by this guy:

Fundies love to slip them into people's bags, into post boxes, bus seats, library books, Halloween gift bags etc. Very popular over at loony bins like Rapture Ready.

Anyhoo, one of my fave Chick Tracts is the infamous:

in which a group of naive college kids are led away from Jebus by the evil Dungeons and Dragons

You can read this tract here: http://www.chick.com/m/reading/tracts/readtract.asp?stk=0046

and some dissections of other tracts here: http://enterthejabberwock.com/category/dissections/jack-chick/

Believe me, some of these make you want to have your brain washed when you've read them. Bigotry, anti-gay, anti-women, anti-Catholic, anti-Jewish, anti-Arab anti-everybody right-wing nasty paranoid bullshit. But, of course, God Loves You! (it's Tough Love, but there you go).

Well, Zombie Orpheus Entertainment is making a movie based on my fave Dark Dungeons.
Freindly Atheist describes it as: "it wasn’t a Christian movie, per se. It was more like the movie atheists would make if they wanted to turn Chick’s work into a really shitty Christian movie."

It's more fun if you've read the original tract but, here's part 1:

The fascist origins of much of the Vatican's wealth

How the Vatican built a secret property empire using Mussolini's millions

Papacy used offshore tax havens to create £500m international portfolio, featuring real estate in UK, France and Switzerland

Few passing London tourists would ever guess that the premises of Bulgari, the upmarket jewellers in New Bond Street, had anything to do with the pope. Nor indeed the nearby headquarters of the wealthy investment bank Altium Capital, on the corner of St James's Square and Pall Mall.

But these office blocks in one of London's most expensive districts are part of a surprising secret commercial property empire owned by the Vatican.

Behind a disguised offshore company structure, the church's international portfolio has been built up over the years, using cash originally handed over by Mussolini in return for papal recognition of the Italian fascist regime in 1929.

Since then the international value of Mussolini's nest-egg has mounted until it now exceeds £500m. In 2006, at the height of the recent property bubble, the Vatican spent £15m of those funds to buy 30 St James's Square. Other UK properties are at 168 New Bond Street and in the city of Coventry. It also owns blocks of flats in Paris and Switzerland.



No wonder Ratzo can afford all those shoes.

Olympics - you won't believe how bizarre the opening ceremony is.

I couldn't care less about the games, but this is fucking weird!

No spoilers but trust me, it's a laugh.

Penn Jillette: An Atheist's Guide to the 2012 Election

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I know it's Penn Jillette (although I have seen it said here that he's smarter and more articulate than Dawkins) and it's nearly 20 minutes long, but starting around th1e 6-minute mark he has some interesting things to say about the term "Christian".
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