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Juche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:31 AM
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Frank Schaeffer appreciation thread
His stuff on Maddow is great. His honesty and bullshit detector are sorely lacking in our mainstream media. I don't get to watch Maddow much (I usually get his stuff on the PV forum), so I'm checking out all of Schaeffer's vids over the past few months.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPwGV1h4lW8&feature=play...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E1SLJgATvM&feature=rela...
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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:34 AM
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1. He is terrific and takes no prisoners
It is refreshing to see someone who has no hesitation saying exactly what he thinks about the religious whack jobs and their insanity.

:applause:
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:35 AM
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2. Absolutely
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Janice325 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:37 AM
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3. Please add me to the Frank Schaeffer appreciation train.
The guy is truly amazing. It's been ages since I've seen such passion and lack of bullshit or pomposity. :thumbsup:

k&r
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:39 AM
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4. .
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:40 AM
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5. And he's a great speaker, too.
:kick:
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:49 AM
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6. Frank is the real deal
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Joe Bacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:51 AM
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7. Thank you Frank!
Add me.
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BadGimp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:55 AM
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8. He speaketh the truth
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abq e streeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:57 AM
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9. a brave, honest and intelligent man
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:59 AM
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10. Bless him...He wrote one of the most stirring pieces ever about Obama
A timeless bit of political, cultural and character analysis after his speech on race:

Senator Obama has a problem: the hardening of the American heart, the closing of the American mind, the shriveling of our souls, the shrinking capacity of our imaginations, our jaded senses, the seen-it-all attitude that makes us into sneering voyeurs too mean spirited to save ourselves.

...Obama is the chef who opens a new restaurant and serves honest good and beautifully prepared food made of the most wholesome ingredients only to have the food critic pan his offerings as "all too ordinary." "Where," asks the seen-it-all jaded bored critic, "are the calf's brains marinated in truffle-soaked baby duck's testicles?"

Obama offers civility in the midst of a drunken national bar fight. Obama speaks in complete sentences, well-turned paragraphs, offers thoughts with intellectual depth, nuance, humility and compassion. Obama is a reasoned essay cast before sound-bite swine who seem ready to tear anything that falls into their sty to shreds.

By providence or blind luck, we are being given a second chance. In Obama our founders appear once again stepping from the mists of time to offer a wayward great, great grandchild an opportunity for redemption. But everything is turned on its head. Good is called bad. The greatest things about Obama are used against him, decency and transparency are mocked.

...Obama is worth fighting for. He is worth losing old friends for. History has thrown America an unlikely lifeline. Do we have the decency, the sense, the last glimmer of sanity needed to open our hearts to change?

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/frank-schaeffer/this-good...


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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:28 PM
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16. Excellent read. I missed that during the campaign.
Nice link
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:40 PM
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19. Excellent
the k and the r
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:38 AM
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11. Yes! More, please.
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PoiBoy Donating Member (842 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:22 AM
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12. "The election broke their brains..."
Frank Schaeffer quoting Bart Simpson on Democracy Now and The Rachel Maddow Show...

:hi:
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optimal-tomato Donating Member (243 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:38 AM
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13. He brings a sledgehammer to the religious right.
And he swings it in wide arcs.
Prisoners are never taken.

...Damn, this thread is making me realize how awesome he is.
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Shallah Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:54 PM
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14. I am very glad his warnings about how dangerous the radical right is finally getting near-MSM notice
These aren't laughable loons but serious people who really DO want to take over America and have been making slow inroads for years from school boards on up to getting Palin as VP nominee and all around rabble rouser.
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Faux pas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:24 PM
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15. I've found a new hero-Tell 'em like it is Frank.
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StopTheNeoCons Donating Member (608 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:33 PM
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17. He really let loose on Rachel's show, he is a big asset...n/t
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donco6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:38 PM
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18. I remember him when he was a fundie.
It's kinda amazing to see his transformation.

His father, Francis, was not the whacko nutcase type you see so often today. I admired him in many ways. The book "L'Abri" really started pulling me out of fundamentalism and got me to begin thinking for myself. It still took a long time, but it was a start.
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