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beskeptigal
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Posted - 05/15/2007 :  23:54:26  Show Profile Send beskeptigal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Which old witch?

Jerry Falwell, of course. I'm surprised there's no thread on his failed prediction he would experience the Rapture. Too bad. No Rapture ejaculation for Jerry. He so would have loved to be able to gloat about those who just didn't believe what he decided everyone else should believe. The pompous ass.

Disgusting news reports were going on and on about what a sad passing. Pluueeease! Sorry, I'm not sad. One station noted he was controversial. Right, heaven forbid we say anything bad about the dead. Even if he had no qualms saying the people who suffered 9/11, Katrina, and Andrew deserved it because they might have treated gay people with kindness and dignity.

Ding dong the witch is dead.




Ghost_Skeptic
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Posted - 05/16/2007 :  01:01:42   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Ghost_Skeptic a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The obligatory Roy Zimmerman Link

I liked the "Other key events from Falwell's life" at the bottom of the CTV News story on his untimely (it should have happened a lot sooner) passing.

My brother has a good description for people like him - he calls them "A waste of air."

"You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink. / You can send a kid to college but you can't make him think." - B.B. King

History is made by stupid people - The Arrogant Worms

"The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism." - William Osler

"Religion is the natural home of the psychopath" - Pat Condell

"The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the supreme being as his father in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter" - Thomas Jefferson
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HalfMooner
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Posted - 05/16/2007 :  01:59:54   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
At least we are sequestering some more carbon in the ground.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
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beskeptigal
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Posted - 05/16/2007 :  02:15:28   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send beskeptigal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I like that one, HM, good laugh that was.
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filthy
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Posted - 05/16/2007 :  02:53:45   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Previous thread here.

Yeah, ol' Jerry's gone. He took with him an incomparable butt for jokes of all sorts, and will be sorely missed by comedians and cartoonists throughout the land.

There is something of a sadness here in NC. Jerry was good buddies with Jesse Helms, who is still alive in spite of my prediction of a couple of years ago, and Jesse's loss is everybody's loss.

Has anyone driven a stake through his heart yet? Just to be on the safe side...?






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Chippewa
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Posted - 05/16/2007 :  03:00:22   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Chippewa's Homepage Send Chippewa a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Jerry Falwell's achievements are summed up in a fine little biographical film.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpIMRoU_bCg

See it before its removed.

Diversity, independence, innovation and imagination are progressive concepts ultimately alien to the conservative mind.

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Randy
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Posted - 05/16/2007 :  04:32:53   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Randy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ding dong, the dork is dead...seems more apropos.

"We are all connected; to each other biologically, to the earth chemically, to the rest of the universe atomically."

"So you're made of detritus [from exploded stars]. Get over it. Or better yet, celebrate it. After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?"
-Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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the_ignored
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Posted - 05/16/2007 :  10:59:45   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send the_ignored a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by beskeptigal

Which old witch?

Jerry Falwell, of course. I'm surprised there's no thread on his failed prediction he would experience the Rapture. Too bad. No Rapture ejaculation for Jerry. He so would have loved to be able to gloat about those who just didn't believe what he decided everyone else should believe. The pompous ass.

Disgusting news reports were going on and on about what a sad passing. Pluueeease! Sorry, I'm not sad. One station noted he was controversial. Right, heaven forbid we say anything bad about the dead. Even if he had no qualms saying the people who suffered 9/11, Katrina, and Andrew deserved it because they might have treated gay people with kindness and dignity.

Ding dong the witch is dead.


The bolded part shows why Falwell gets the disrespect that he does after he died. Just in case any fundy sees this and remembers how ticked off our side was when Answers in Genesis slammed Stephen Gould after he died!

>From: enuffenuff@fastmail.fm
(excerpt follows):
> I'm looking to teach these two bastards a lesson they'll never forget.
> Personal visit by mates of mine. No violence, just a wee little chat.
>
> **** has also committed more crimes than you can count with his
> incitement of hatred against a religion. That law came in about 2007
> much to ****'s ignorance. That is fact and his writing will become well
> know as well as him becoming a publicly known icon of hatred.
>
> Good luck with that fuckwit. And Reynold, fucking run, and don't stop.
> Disappear would be best as it was you who dared to attack me on my
> illness knowing nothing of the cause. You disgust me and you are top of
> the list boy. Again, no violence. Just regular reminders of who's there
> and visits to see you are behaving. Nothing scary in reality. But I'd
> still disappear if I was you.

What brought that on? this. Original posting here.

Another example of this guy's lunacy here.
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Randy
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Posted - 05/16/2007 :  14:00:23   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Randy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
http://www.theonion.com/content/amvo/televangelist_jerry_falwell_dead

Here's the Onion's take on Fartwell's passing.

"We are all connected; to each other biologically, to the earth chemically, to the rest of the universe atomically."

"So you're made of detritus [from exploded stars]. Get over it. Or better yet, celebrate it. After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?"
-Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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Boron10
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Posted - 05/16/2007 :  18:48:46   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Boron10 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by the_ignored

Originally posted by beskeptigal

Which old witch?

Jerry Falwell, of course. I'm surprised there's no thread on his failed prediction he would experience the Rapture. Too bad. No Rapture ejaculation for Jerry. He so would have loved to be able to gloat about those who just didn't believe what he decided everyone else should believe. The pompous ass.

Disgusting news reports were going on and on about what a sad passing. Pluueeease! Sorry, I'm not sad. One station noted he was controversial. Right, heaven forbid we say anything bad about the dead. Even if he had no qualms saying the people who suffered 9/11, Katrina, and Andrew deserved it because they might have treated gay people with kindness and dignity.

Ding dong the witch is dead.

The bolded part shows why Falwell gets the disrespect that he does after he died. Just in case any fundy sees this and remembers how ticked off our side was when Answers in Genesis slammed Stephen Gould after he died!
That still doesn't make it right for us to appear happy about his death....
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Dude
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Posted - 05/16/2007 :  19:13:10   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Dude a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That still doesn't make it right for us to appear happy about his death....


I disagree. He was a hate preacher. He didn't let black people into his church until the laws forced him to. Because they were mostly impoverished, and Falwell's grift has ALWAYS been about the money.

Fuck that guy. I'm glad he is dead. To bad for this country he lived into his 70s.


Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong.
-- Thomas Jefferson

"god :: the last refuge of a man with no answers and no argument." - G. Carlin

Hope, n.
The handmaiden of desperation; the opiate of despair; the illegible signpost on the road to perdition. ~~ da filth
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beskeptigal
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Posted - 05/16/2007 :  19:57:02   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send beskeptigal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Boron10

Originally posted by the_ignored

Originally posted by beskeptigal

Which old witch?

Jerry Falwell, of course. I'm surprised there's no thread on his failed prediction he would experience the Rapture. Too bad. No Rapture ejaculation for Jerry. He so would have loved to be able to gloat about those who just didn't believe what he decided everyone else should believe. The pompous ass.

Disgusting news reports were going on and on about what a sad passing. Pluueeease! Sorry, I'm not sad. One station noted he was controversial. Right, heaven forbid we say anything bad about the dead. Even if he had no qualms saying the people who suffered 9/11, Katrina, and Andrew deserved it because they might have treated gay people with kindness and dignity.

Ding dong the witch is dead.

The bolded part shows why Falwell gets the disrespect that he does after he died. Just in case any fundy sees this and remembers how ticked off our side was when Answers in Genesis slammed Stephen Gould after he died!
That still doesn't make it right for us to appear happy about his death....
But I am happy, Boron. And I see reply after reply here and on JREF of people who apparently feel the same.


Edited by - beskeptigal on 05/16/2007 19:57:36
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moakley
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Posted - 05/16/2007 :  20:00:37   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send moakley a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by beskeptigal

The pompous ass.
What I found surprising was the size of the picture of himself that he has hanging in his office. But of course I don't socialize with too many humble men of the clothe.

Originally posted by Ghost_Skeptic

untimely (it should have happened a lot sooner) passing.
It's late, just finished answering the last of the email, saw this, and began wondering. What would they consider a timely passing for Jerry?

Life is good

Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned. -Anonymous
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filthy
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Posted - 05/16/2007 :  20:56:06   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I don't have many particularly strong feelings about it. I didn't like him and even found him dispicable and disgusting, and the country's better off without him, but looking ahead I see someone stepping into his shoes. I rather doubt that his heir will be any improvement.




"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


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and Crypto-Communist!

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beskeptigal
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Posted - 05/17/2007 :  00:59:38   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send beskeptigal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It's interesting Falwell is embraced by the Republicans despite Falwell's blaming America for 9/11, yet say we contributed to some of the terrorists' hate for us and the Republicans have a cow.


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Valiant Dancer
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Posted - 05/17/2007 :  21:45:45   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Valiant Dancer's Homepage Send Valiant Dancer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dude

That still doesn't make it right for us to appear happy about his death....


I disagree. He was a hate preacher. He didn't let black people into his church until the laws forced him to. Because they were mostly impoverished, and Falwell's grift has ALWAYS been about the money.

Fuck that guy. I'm glad he is dead. To bad for this country he lived into his 70s.




Never cheer when the monster dies. He is inevitably replaced by a worse and more subtle one waiting in the wings.

Cthulhu/Asmodeus when you're tired of voting for the lesser of two evils

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