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Guarendi also has a LONG history of chud behavior. More than 20 years ago...

...he was part of a moronic experiment called "CatholicFamilyRadio" (yes, all one word), which was funded by several radtrad Catholic billionaires including Tom Monaghan. They hired dirt-cheap, unlistenable "talent" and burned through something like $150M in a year and a half. Guarendi was one of the talentless hacks they hired. And now he has a show on EWTN.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100216627651#post12
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100216645053#post11

Not too surprised about the father being a Mormon. But this kind of...

...persecution delusion nonsense--"normalization of sin", "liberal Hollywood media programming", "they're destroying the family"--is found in a lot of fundamentalist and authoritarian religions. The radtrad EWTN network has a show featuring the execrable "Dr" Ray Guarendi who sounds way too much like this chud.

This is yet another example of faith being used as a weapon instead of a suit of armor.

Yep, and a lot of the Republican "thought" leaders got rich from those conspiracy theories...

...Alex Jones, Limbaugh, nearly everyone on Fox News, Dennis Prager, Mike Lindell, et al. And they were amplified by 1500 right-wing radio stations and internet media of every kind (OANN, NewsMax, WorldNetDaily, EWTN, LindellTV, etc.).

One trend that became clear later in the pandemic: the number of pathetic wannabes who basically plagiarized antivax rhetoric, hoping they could also cash in (Emerald Robinson, who got fired from NewsMax and then was picked up by LindellTV is one good example).

Yes, that's known as "crank magnetism".

https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Crank_magnetism

Another great concept, and somewhat related to crank magnetism, is "fractal wrongness".

https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Fractal_wrongness

I remember when we all thought Christine O'Donnell was the craziest possible...

...candidate. Little did we know that in a few years, we would have the QAnon and MAGA idiots running for office.

Here's a blast from the past.

Is this the guy who is Putin's man in the Church?

Rumored to be former KGB/FSB? If so, that news wouldn't be surprising.

https://www.politico.com/news/2022/06/22/patriarch-kirill-putin-russia-ukraine-00041388

Yep, it even has a name with theologians. It's called "cheap grace", and it's frowned upon...

...to say the least, by serious followers of Christianity. Unfortunately, many of those calling themselves "Christians" are not serious followers of Christianity.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cost_of_Discipleship

When you hear criticism of the (evangelical) "Sinner's Prayer" etc. (particularly by Catholics), this is what they are objecting to. The theological critique is, in a nutshell, that sin causes damage and has to be repaired much like a physical injury. But it's no surprise that the "doctrine of cheap grace" would take off in America, where "name it and claim it" aka "blab it and grab it" prosperity theology is also so popular.

Who would have ever thought that a President, aided by the power of social media...

...and the most stupid and gullible among us would turn vaccination into another culture war. It is truly miraculous that the vaccines were developed in as short a time as they were, and yet even in blue states, often only half the population has received one booster. Social media is still full of idiots who think they are going to be the next Alex Jones by pushing ever more outlandish conspiracy theories. And if they do eventually get deplatformed, there are now brand new platforms that won't kick them out (Rumble, Bitchute). Some of them even find sugar daddies to fund their "careers" (Emerald Robinson on LindellTV).

Here's a link to the CDC community transmission map.

https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view?list_select_state=all_states&list_select_county=all_counties&data-type=Risk

This is the original measurement that was used for Covid cases. Since then, the CDC has gone to the "community level" measurement, and I can't remember what that actually measures (hospital capacity?).

You're right--by the older standard, Ohio looks like it is completely red, as do a number of other states.

Oh, for God's sake. They're STILL pushing that "eat the bugs" meme...

...like it's still 2012.

...posted on 2022-09-22 by MarMema (No bugs for consumption)


They're just plagiarizing 4Chan/8Chan/whatever the hell it's called now. Remember the moronic "NPC" meme? These assholes are the NPCs. Whatever Cucker Tarlson or WorldNutDaily tells them to say, they parrot it like robots...er...NPCs.

What's really funny about "MarMema" is how much they sound like a stereotypical hard-left "tankie" that you might find in fringe Dark Web spaces. In fact, it's so cartoonish that I wonder if it's a "bit", as the kids say.

I can't make heads or tails of "lodi90". That's some of the most incoherent Freeper word salad ever written...and that's really saying something!
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