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28 Reasons I’m DONE Talking To Most Of My Conservative Friends And Family Members

By Tiffany Willis

1. You support revisionist history.

When I was in a high school history class, I’ll never forget one thing our teacher taught us: what you read in history books isn’t always accurate. The example she used was history books in the Soviet Union, now known as Russia. She informed us, to my shock and horror, that the Soviets pretty much included what they liked in the history books and left out everything else. As a result, she said, there were generations of Russian students who were misinformed.

Oh we were dismayed, my classmates and I! Those poor little Russian kids who were being taught false history. But wait….you guys on the right are trying to do the same thing right here in the Good Old U.S.A.

Last year, I wrote an article about Texas’ plan to revise history and include Moses as a Founding Father. When I shared the article with an educated Texas adult and asked “is this OK with you,” his response was:

“Why teach our children at length regarding the horrors of slavery as we have eliminated that curse from our society? We don’t deny it occurred here or anywhere else in the world, but, why dwell on a segment of our past that has been corrected? I don’t think it is appropriate to drag our dirty laundry through our history lessons at length.”

Because it’s HISTORY. You don’t get to just rewrite history books if it’s unpleasant. What are you thinking? Shall we rewrite the Revolutionary War? “A minor disagreement with Great Britain.” How about the bombing of Pearl Harbor? “A spat with the Japanese.”

2. You cite Jesus as your reasoning for rejecting marriage equality.

Yet the Bible only mentions homosexuality six times. Six. Times. 6. This many:


So why is this one of the biggest issues on your agenda? Why are you putting so much energy and hate into an issue that clearly wasn’t one of God’s major concerns?

As Christians who are pro-family, why would you deny people the right to the sanctity of marriage? If marriage strengthens families, why would you not want everyone to have this, even if you disagree with their choice of mate?

YOU (we) have destroyed the sanctity of marriage. There is no possible way that gay marriage can do more harm to marriage than heterosexuals have done. Yet we seldom hear a sermon bemoaning the divorce rate or people living together before marriage. Why is that? Because the pews would be empty.

3. You use Biblical scripture to excuse yourself from feeding the hungry.

There is nothing you do that makes me more disgusted with you than your abuse and misuse of 2 Thessalonians 3:10.

For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, If any will not work, neither let him eat. 2 Thessalonians 3:10

You are deliberately taking the scripture — ONE VERSE! — out of context when you use them to justify your own hatred of poor people. And again, you’re showing your ignorance.

From Liberal America reader Eric Susee: “2 Thessalonians 3:10. are NOT the words of Christ. They are the words of Paul of Tarsus, a man who never met Christ.”

Biblical scholars have pointed out that the author of 2 Thessalonians was referring to Christians who stopped working in anticipation of Christ’s return.



Fox's Kilmeade Asks African-American Fox Host If She Makes Kool-Aid With Her Cobbler

What a fucking tool! Can't stand Kilmeade! He is the poster child for adolescent, unfunny blatant racist humor that falls flat every fucking time!

HARRIS FAULKNER: All right, so now I'm going to take my peaches and I'm just going to lay them in there.

ELISABETH HASSELBECK: Which is great that they're canned by the way, because you can do this any time of the year.

FAULKNER: You can do this -

HASSELBECK: I love that.

FAULKNER: I do it in the summer, and I put fresh strawberries in here, too.

STEVE DOOCY: Oh, what a good idea.

BRIAN KILMEADE: Do you make Kool-Aid?

FAULKNER: That's another - do I do what?

KILMEADE: Make Kool-Aid.

FAULKNER: No, I don't make Kool-Aid.

KILMEADE: It reminds me of the summer.


Beware the Squatty Potty - Skeptoid

Why not just use a $5 foot stool from Home Depot rather than pay $30 for one of these? Cute advertising campaign though. I would be more apt to buy one as a White Elephant gift or just for a laugh at Christmas.


Overall I would say this about the Squatty Potty: on the positive side it almost certainly enhances your ability to bear down when you go. There is some replicated evidence that squatting does foster ease of going. As for the negatives, there is no evidence that it prevents or treats uncomplicated constipation. There’s no real evidence that anatomic position is a risk factor for constipation, and no real evidence that it is significantly different than other types of toilet squat devices. It leads you to believe that sitting is an impairment to normal bowel movements. That implied problem is not supported by the research and is unlikely, based on uneven distribution of constipation problems.

So why buy a Squatty Potty? I can’t say I think it’s worth it. Truthfully, it looks a little ridiculous, not that that means anything during a bowel movement. It really has no effect on other factors that impact constipation—diet, exercise, age and medical issues. I am uncertain that changing your position is enough of a benefit to help anyone suffering from chronic constipation. I can say that it is not dangerous and it may make it easier for you to bear down or reduce straining if you are constipated. It is just not reasonable to say that it has any significant effect on your overall bowel habits.

On the upside, Squatty Potty is relatively inexpensive, seems safe, and as long as you have a realistic view of the benefit I can see someone using it.

Link: https://skeptoid.com/blog/2015/09/26/squatty-potty/

Donald Trump's False Claims: A Closer Look - Late Night with Seth Meyers

TYT Turkey Shoots Down Russian Fighter Plane

All this goes back to our attacking Iraq. We created this mess in the middle east and it's still unfolding. George Bush's mess may eventually lead to WWIII

Historic Rocket Landing

Who do you think will win the Republican Presidential Nomination?

Remember it's early and most people are not tuned into the election yet. It's probably going to shift.

According to Fivethirtyeight polls mean very little right now

He says very few people are paying attention right now. So any movement toward Bernie this early on could suggest it's closer then we think. According to 538 about 50% of voters in Iowa and NH decide during the final week:


Trump's made up Black Crime graphic came from a White Supremacist

Snip: But where did this graphic come from? My first thought was that it must have originated at a white supremacist website like Stormfront, because it really is that bad. But neither Google Image search nor tineye.com found it posted at any websites. Google Images did, however, find the earliest tweet in which this horrible racist image appeared.

Here’s the bio of the person who posted it. Notice that he’s an admirer of Hitler.

And his avatar, that looks like a modified swastika, is the symbol of the neo-Nazi German Faith Movement.

So there you have it. Donald Trump is posting racist imagery that comes directly from neo-Nazis.

I hope you’re not surprised that a guy like Donald Trump, who continually spouts fascist rhetoric, is attracted to fascist memes posted by neo-Nazis. This is where the right wing has ended up in 2015.

(h/t: Backwoods_Sleuth)

Read more at http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/45291_We_Found_Where_Donald_Trumps_Black_Crimes_Graphic_Came_From#SgM5AVgm6vHAVDR0.99

Why does Trump refer to his suporters as "fans"?

Here is a clip from what he said about the beating of the BLM protester:


The Republican frontrunner compared what happened at his rally to a Black Lives Matter protest at a Bernie Sanders event, which prompted the Democratic candidate to release a detailed racial justice plan. “This is not the way Bernie Sanders handled his problem, I will tell you, but I have a lot of fans and they were not happy about it. And this was a very obnoxious guy, a troublemaker, looking to make trouble,” Trump said.

Fans? WTF
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