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Trump supporter (?) kills three in Milwaukee for not speaking English.


According to a criminal complaint, Manso-Perez
and his son were walking by Popp's apartment on their way to do laundry when he offered them beer, which they declined. Popp asked them where they're from, and they replied Puerto Rico, according to the complaint.

The complaint says Manso-Perez and his son continued to the basement and started a washing machine, and as they went up the stairs back to their apartment, Popp stood over them and had a rifle. The son told police Popp pointed the gun at his father, said, "You guys got to go," and shot him, according to the complaint.

Phia and Mai Vue, their four children and an adult relative hid in a bedroom after hearing gunshots, the complaint says. They heard pounding on their apartment door and Mai Vue gave the relative a cellphone to call police, according to the complaint.

Popp kicked down the front door and made his way to the bedroom, pointing a rifle at Phia Vue and ordering him to leave, according to the complaint.

The complaint says the family heard gunshots, and officers later found Phia Vue dead in a bathroom.
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THIS is what a fascist like Trump is doing to this country. He empowers the worst segment of the population, and incites them to kill.

To be honest, I do not know if Poop is a Trump supporter, but it sure makes sense.

Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Sat Mar 12, 2016, 04:24 PM (7 replies)

Religiosity in America - the upcoming collapse

All I can say is about time.

Professor David Voas (UCL Institute of Education) said: “These declines aren’t happening fast, but the signs are now unmistakable. It has become clear that American religiosity has been declining for decades, and the decline is driven by the same dynamic of generational change that has driven religious decline across the developed world.”

The study examined US data from the General Social Survey (GSS), which is conducted every two years, and compared it with similarly broad data from Great Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The results show that people have slowly become less religious over time.

According to the study, 68% Americans aged 65 and over said they had no doubt God existed compared to 45% of young adults, aged 18-30. 41% of people 70 and older said they attend church services at least once a month, compared to 18% of people 60 and below.

- See more at: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articles/0316/100316-American-devotion-to-religion-is-waning#sthash.knlCcsy8.dpuf

This was posted in the American Journal of Sociology. It matches my personal observations, and confirms that the empty church parking lots in my nape of the forest are no pigment of my imagination. Color me content.

Megachurch construction, loosely defined as having more than 2000 seats, has collapsed since 2010, when only the bible belt saw any major new construction. Since then? bupkus. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tim-suttle/the-failure-of-the-megachurch_b_954482.html

That's not all. Mega churches are going BK. Considering that they pay no tax, you really have to wonder where all that money went.

It also seems that society is taking an ever more dim view of the more radical aspects of religiousity, especially the ultra-conservative cults that seem so popular in the Deep South, and parts of the West. When religious parents are charged with neglect because they refused to seem medical care for a sick infant, instead, relying on prayer and herbs, I view that as a very healthy sign. Faith healing, exorcisms, speaking in tongues - sadly, some of these folks actually vote.

Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Fri Mar 11, 2016, 03:05 PM (16 replies)

According to national polls, Trump beats Hillary, while Sanders beats Trump.

In New Hampshah, Trump got 94k. Hillary only got 90K.


I guess the national polls are right after all.
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Wed Feb 10, 2016, 10:51 AM (36 replies)

Mark Kirk

Has anyone seen the latest poll numbers? A few months ago, I was push polled by his campaign. Then two weeks ago, I got a strange message - again from his campaign, this time proudly pointing out how good he is for Illinois.


And any word on our side of the aisle? Tammy, and the others?
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Fri Feb 5, 2016, 02:08 PM (3 replies)

Dr. B. Carson: I am not going anywhere.

(Talking about Iowa)

The Voters: yes, that is true.
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Tue Feb 2, 2016, 12:20 AM (9 replies)

Donald Trump on Cable live

Both CNN and MSNBC had Teh Donald on for quite some time, until CNN broke to go to Cruz explaining his ethanol stance.

Whenever I see or hear Teh Donald on the air, I keep thinking, "Is us series? Are donald gonna win the president office?"

This buffoon, this clown, this narcissist, PRESIDENT?

Oh goodie, it looks like Bible Spice will be joining him on stage this am. I can barely sit on the edge of my seat.

On edit, Below, I tried to capture the gist and jism of Teh Donald.

I am great. I build great things. I am a winner. I am in this to win. I barely scratched my money and am way under budget. I am ahead. I love polls - when I lead. I hate polls when I lose. I love polls. CNN should use its poll. Cuz I lead. Did I mention how great I am and how I will make America grate again?
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Wed Jan 20, 2016, 10:54 AM (2 replies)

Sarah endorses Trump

Source: Tribune - Chicago

Sarah Palin endorses Donald Trump

Read more: Link to source

There is no printed story yet, but the trib Head's Up service just pinged that Sarah has endorsed Teh Donald.
More when the news is more widespread.




On edit, MSNBC is now reporting it. Apparently, Sarah and Teh Donald have been secretly communicating for some time. According to Nicolle Wallace (McCain's and Palin's campaign manager) this will excite voters and have a big impact on Iowa.
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Tue Jan 19, 2016, 05:22 PM (69 replies)

Jason and the Argonauts

I was six when this movie came out. Then I thought it was stunning. The realism, the creatures, the nasty, mean vindictive gods (almost Olde Testament stuff), and the action. Everything a kid could enjoy. So, yesterday, 52 years later, seeing it was to be shown on TV, my partner and I decided, what the heck, let's watch.

Considering they only had 1963 technology, the special effects are still great, surprisingly so. Actually, the movie stands the test of time quite well, even for a sci-fi/Greek god/kids' adventure tale. It still entertains and almost makes you wish for the next episode.

Death, destruction, vindictiveness, hatred, love, sword fights, huge gods popping up out of the ocean, a giant bronze warrior - what is not to like? Not on my top ten list, but very watchable.

What is your favorite childhood movie?
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Wed Dec 30, 2015, 06:08 PM (90 replies)

Merry holidays to all

I've concentrated on saying Happy Holidays, at least when I don't say "Bah, Humbug."

So far, the responses have all been warm, and usually saying the same thing back to me. (especially the bah, humbug bit)

I haven't had any bible beating bitcher complain about it, and certainly no concealed carry moran has threatened me for attacking x-mas.

So, be safe, enjoy your feed and drink, and be nice to the elderly and the kiddies.
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Wed Dec 23, 2015, 04:13 PM (18 replies)

Bush cuts costs, advisors, salaries

According to this morning's New York Times, the Jeb! has taken a large axe and given his campaign 40 whacks. Long before the first Caucus is due, He'll give it another forty two.

In my 58 years, I have never seen any campaign, GOP or Democratic, that went into bunker mode, had major cuts, and survived to gain a tie, then a lead in the nomination process. Of course, there is a first time for everything, and I still remember her name, but I just do not see Jeb! being the exception to the general rule.

My guess is that tonight's meeting with Daddums, Teh W, and even Babs, means that the lights are going out on Bush 3.0 very soon.

Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Sat Oct 24, 2015, 10:01 AM (6 replies)
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