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Cuthbert Allgood

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This Godless Communism (Treasure Chest Comics)

So I was just scrolling through my ComicBookRealm website seeing what might have gone up in value and I noticed a huge amount under profit. Checked to see that it was my Treasure Chest comics for the This Godless Communism run.

I had these on a back burner to try and get when I had the choice but wasn't actively seeking them out. (For the record, it is Volume 17 of Treasure Chest issues 2-20 evens only--so 10 comic books.) I went into my LCBS one day and they have them up behind the counter for sale as a set. All 10 for $60. I knew from just mild interest that some of them had been going for that for a single issue on eBay. So it took me about less than a second to pull the trigger on them.

Fast forward a few years and now the whole bunch (I graded them about a 6.0, so I'm talking that price not for mint) is worth $1,000. That's a nice profit. Especially for something I bought just because I thought they were a hilarious throw back to the red scare shit of my youth.
Posted by Cuthbert Allgood | Wed Apr 10, 2019, 01:29 PM (5 replies)

Me Too Founder Tarana Burke Calls Biden's Response 'Disrespectful And Inexcusable'

Tarana Burke, founder of the Me Too movement, spoke out Friday in support of the women who have come forward to accuse Joe Biden of inappropriate behavior, calling out the former vice president’s joking response to the scandal as “disrespectful and inexcusable.”

In a Twitter thread, Burke argued that the seven women who say they received unwanted physical contact from Biden were right to speak up and that the likely 2020 contender appears be deeply missing the point they are trying to make.

“It’s about bodily autonomy, it’s about power and leadership,” wrote Burke, who first started using the phrase “Me Too” to raise awareness about the pervasiveness of sexual misconduct in 2006.

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Burke reiterated in her tweets that nobody is “calling for [Biden] to be incarcerated or sent away.” But just because his behavior isn’t as extreme as that of disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein ― who is facing rape charges ― that doesn’t mean it should be ignored, Burke said. Doing so, she argued, will only “help deepen a culture of silence around all sexual harassment and violence.”


Full Story

I stand with Tarana Burke on this.
Posted by Cuthbert Allgood | Wed Apr 10, 2019, 09:42 AM (184 replies)

Buzzfeed Obstruction Artice--Don't forget Jason Leopold's prior errors

He brought us the "24 business hours" breaking story of bullshit regarding Fitzgerald's Karl Rove indictment. Which, by the link, looks like DU got sucked into, too.

Until I see something from a real journalist, I'm not going to believe the story because Leopold is a fucking joke.
Posted by Cuthbert Allgood | Fri Jan 18, 2019, 10:10 AM (9 replies)

Anyone else see Spider-Verse?

I saw it Saturday night. What a fantastic film. I think it's hands-down the best Spider-Man film to day. And the animation was incredible. But they just nail the characters so well. Spider-Gwen was great. And the post-credit scene sets up some nice options for the sequel. I can't believe Sony did shit the bed on an animated superhero film.
Posted by Cuthbert Allgood | Mon Jan 7, 2019, 11:22 AM (4 replies)

Roma has won 3 Golden Globes so far.

Perhaps a message from the Golden Globes to the nationalists of this country?

Don't get me wrong. That film is glorious, and it is sad it couldn't be up for Best Picture. It deserves everything it wins. I think it was only up for these three (screenplay, foreign language film, and director).
Posted by Cuthbert Allgood | Sun Jan 6, 2019, 11:21 PM (6 replies)

Lin-Manuel Miranda drops gospel "Teach Them How to Say Goodbye" ft Obama

And it is fantastic. Seriously. It will make you feel better on this pretty horrible day.

https://www.ajc.com/entertainment/lin-manuel-miranda-final-hamildrop-features-former-president-barack-obama/2z7WXQeDTm3mNNhbxtL6lJ/
Posted by Cuthbert Allgood | Fri Dec 21, 2018, 01:29 PM (2 replies)

Trump wants Pelosi as Speaker

Why do you think that is?

With Democrats winning control of the House, President Trump signaled Wednesday his support for Pelosi as speaker. In a tweet Trump said that Pelosi “has earned this great honor” and suggested the Republican party could help her secure the job. “If they (Democrats) give her a hard time, perhaps we will add some Republican votes,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

Trump, though, showed an early interest in working with her, charmed at times by her deal-making prowess. If she returns as leader, it’s easy to imagine Pelosi courting Trump’s support on shared priorities ahead of the 2020 election, like a big infrastructure package or lower prescription drug prices that eluded past presidents — the kind of bipartisanship voters say they want from Washington.


full article

Posted by Cuthbert Allgood | Wed Nov 7, 2018, 02:37 PM (29 replies)

Good News: RCC Leadership knows the cause of the abuse--it's the gay priests!

Some of the pope's adversaries in the church, such as Cardinal Raymond Burke, have another explanation: Gay priests are to blame, they say. Most abuse incidents, Burke told an interviewer last month, consist of "homosexual acts committed with adolescent young men."

"It seems clear in light of these recent terrible scandals," Burke said, "that indeed there is a homosexual culture, not only among the clergy but even within the hierarchy, which needs to be purified at the root."

Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison, Wisconsin, writing to Catholics in his diocese last month, noted that the recent incidents of clergy abuse involved "deviant sexual — almost exclusively homosexual — acts by clerics."

"It is time to admit," Morlino wrote, "that there is a homosexual subculture within the hierarchy of the Catholic Church that is wreaking great devastation in the vineyard of the Lord." . . . "I would say that homosexuality is at the root of this," Morlino answered.


Full Article from NPR

Add to the growing list of why the RCC needs to just stop and go away.
Posted by Cuthbert Allgood | Thu Sep 20, 2018, 11:19 AM (6 replies)

Atheists Condemn Supreme Court Decision Permitting Trump's Muslim Travel Ban

In response to the Supreme Court upholding Donald Trump‘s Muslim travel ban — technically, a ban on several Muslim-majority countries for purported reasons of security — a number of secular groups have spoken out against the decision, calling it a form of religious discrimination.

To put it another way, a whole bunch of atheists are defending Muslims and religious freedom, because discrimination on the basis of religion should concern all of us.

Here’s Larry T. Decker, Executive Director of the Secular Coalition for America:
By upholding President Trump’s travel ban, the Supreme Court has legitimized bigotry and threatened the rights of all Americans. This travel ban is nothing more than a thinly-veiled religious test and the fulfillment of President Trump’s repeated pledge to institute a ‘total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.’ Any reasonable observer assessing the travel ban in light of President Trump’s 2016 campaign will see it for what it is — an assertion of Christian privilege, anti-Muslim bigotry, a rebuke of our First Amendment, and a grave threat to religious freedom.



FFRF was more blunt on Twitter, calling the ruling “disgraceful”.... In a longer explanation, they said the ruling ignored very clear constitutional limits:
The travel ban blatantly disregards the Establishment Clause, as FFRF demonstrated in its “friend of the court” brief it filed before the Supreme Court against the ban. The Trump administration’s history of excluding from entry to the United States immigrants and non-immigrants from selected majority-Muslim countries violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, FFRF had contended. The travel ban also contravenes Article VI of the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits a religious test for office or public trust.

Full Article at Pathoes

I know that some in this discussion group want to portray atheists as religion hating bigots, but this is what it means to be an atheist to me. And a reason I'm happy I send the FFRF some of my money each year.
Posted by Cuthbert Allgood | Wed Jun 27, 2018, 09:08 AM (4 replies)

Baptist Pastor: Sarah Silverman Is a "God-Hating Whore" Who Must Die

Feel the love. That's a LOT of anti-semitism right there.

...in her 2005 stand-up comedy special “Jesus is Magic,” she made a joke about killing Jesus: “I hope the Jews did kill Christ! I’d do it again. I’d fucking do it again in a second.”

That’s what known in comedy circles as a “joke.”

Silverman’s whole persona at that time was someone who said offensive things because no one expected them to come out of her mouth. Her fans knew she didn’t genuinely mean any of it, and her comedy has by and large shifted away from that in the years since.

"… have you heard of this comedian, Sarah Silverman? You guys know what I’m talking about? She brags about it! “I’d do it again!” Listen, she is a witch. She is a jezebel. She is a God-hating whore of Zionism. I hope that God breaks her teeth out and she dies. She is a wicked person and she is, like, the perfect representation of religious Judaism… I pray that God would give her an untimely death, and it would be evident that it’s at the hand of God…"

That’s… a lot of hate directed at someone who made a joke. He’s not saying her jokes will lead her to Hell in the afterlife. He’s calling for her death now.

Full article
Posted by Cuthbert Allgood | Fri Jun 22, 2018, 01:20 PM (21 replies)
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