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After A Dreadful Week, A Few Positives

Filed under: General — Dana @ 11:35 am

[guest post by Dana]

In spite of a depressing news week, it is well worth noting a few positives (including that which is the direct result of tragedy).

First, reminding us that there are many good and decent people fighting the good fight for freedom, Aaron and Melissa Klein (Sweet Cakes by Melissa) who had been ordered to pay $135,000 to a same-sex couple who threw a legal-sized fit when the Kleins opted not to to provide a cake for their commitment ceremony because it would violate their religious beliefs, have seen a record-breaking $352,500 raised at their Continue to Give fundraising campaign. This just in two months time and on top of the $109,000 already raised in the now shutdown GoFundMe campaign.

Second, last week saw CBS News reporter Major Garrett challenge the president with a fair and tough question about the fate of four Americans still being held in Iran and whose secured release was not part of the Iran deal. The president was obviously offended by the confrontation and a CNN scold publicly pursed her ass-kissing lips in withering judgment. Reminding his colleagues that a real journalist has to both maintain a spine and remain unprejudiced in all manner of reporting, Garrett stood by his questioning:

“Look, the position I’m in, I asked the question I asked and I can’t take it back. The president believed I was suggesting he was content with the Americans’ captivity. That wasn’t the basis of my question,”


“Do you believe that the president is content to leave the conscience of the nation unaccounted for?” asked Rose. Garrett returned the volley: “I don’t. And the whole point of the question, Charlie, was, why were these four Americans not accounted for in the context of negotiating a wide range of issues with the Iranians? Remember, in the final hours of this deal, the Iranians put other things on the table that hadn’t been previously discussed: the arms embargo on conventional weapons and ballistic missiles. If those could be introduced, it seems to me it’s reasonable to ask the commander-in-chief if other issues on the American side could have been introduced. I suggested there might have been one: the fate of four Americans. I stand by that.”

Third, on the heels of the tragedy in Chattanooga, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin issued executive order 2015-35 which authorizes the adjutant general to :

“arm certain full-time military personnel on military installations throughout Oklahoma with weaponry as deems necessary to adequately provide for the security of the facilities and their occupants.”

The order also includes recruiting centers.

Florida, Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas have done likewise.

(This as Pentagon officials scratch their heads over what to do…)

And lastly, a Republican running for the presidency, schools fellow Republicans on how to deftly and efficiently handle the manipulations of the MSM:

In short:

Mark Halperin: “Governor, I would like to ask you a couple questions about Planned Parenthood. [snip] Second, why are you so troubled by this video?”


[Rick] Perry: [snip] Mark, let me ask you. You looked at that video and you’re good with it?”

Halperin: “I think the video raises a lot of questions, and you and others have raised them.”

Perry: “It does, indeed. I think you just answered the question for us. Thank you.”


118 Responses to “After A Dreadful Week, A Few Positives”

  1. Hello.

    Dana (86e864)

  2. why would you give monies that are just gonna go into the pockets of some whiny lesbians

    that’s not value

    and next time Prime Day rolls around you’re gonna wish you had those monies back

    but they will be gone

    and all because you made Bad Choices

    happyfeet (831175)

  3. i found another positive on the internet for you Dana!

    Hot Air commenters take the odious and slimy Jazz Shaw to school over Meghan’s Coward Daddy’s putative heroisms!

    Seems like a pretty fake and coordinated attempt to diminish Trump.

    I actually think the socialized medicine things were worse than this; how can anyone be so stupid as to see McCain’s war record as anything other than a thing he exploits for political gain?

    He almost killed a bunch of people on an aircraft carrier due to incompetence, graduated at the bottom of his class and was only there anyway because of his father and grandfather.

    Maybe he was a war hero, maybe not, I’ve heard conflicting things.

    But he is certainly not above criticism, not after his sorry record in public office.

    Redstone on July 18, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    many many more at the link which I am not going to put here to send traffic to such a sleazy website

    oh shucks here’s one more

    I do not think this is going to effect him as much as you think it will.

    Some of his support is from the center.

    It includes people who DESPISE John McCain for his record as a Senator.

    I am not a “Trumper”, but to be blunt, John McCain’s War Hero capital has been lost LONG AGO based on his sellout of conservative principles and kissing of Obama’s Azz.

    For lack of a better term and based on YOUR positioning here on HA, I think you are “projecting” your Trump hatred onto the situation.

    PolAgnostic on July 18, 2015 at 2:39 PM

    it’s heartening to see so so many people with such perspicacious awareness of who this dildo really is

    happyfeet (831175)

  4. why would you give monies that are just gonna go into the pockets of some whiny lesbians

    I understand you are being rhetorical here, but for the record, it is safe to assume that contributors are not giving money to the lesbians per se, but they are using their contributions to voice their support for the everyone’s right to exercise their religious freedoms as well as help the Kleins with legal fees, a potential lien on their house, and bankruptcy.

    This isn’t about whiny lesbians. It’s about freedom. You know, the very thing whiny lesbians are against.

    Dana (86e864)

  5. i get you but still i’d rather have an Echo

    i’m so bummed i missed getting one at $50 off

    happyfeet (831175)

  6. oh your quote snippet misspells Halperin which means it’s possible this post wouldn’t come up on a search for Halperin

    happyfeet (831175)

  7. tries to out-gawker gawker in the sleaze department, narrowly fails

    With West behind bars, his flag collection now waves unprotected across his ramshackle compound, which is pictured below.

    happyfeet (831175)

  8. The whiny lesbians are still a long way away from getting that $135,000.00. The pervert commission’s decision is going to be reviewed by at least one impartial judge and at least one impartial appellate court and may even go to the federal courts and the Supreme Court even. But it’s gonna take money, a whole lot of money; it’s gonna take time, a long precious time; to do it, to do it, to do it right.

    nk (dbc370)

  9. I sure hope my donation, and the others I may give, go for the appeal of this lunatic decision by a non-judge in the people’s republic of Oregon. That guy is a labor commissioner, named Avian who has a long history of pro-gay marriage comments.

    Mike K (8ee2fc)

  10. That guy is a labor commissioner, named Avian who has a long history of pro-gay marriage comments.

    Such people are like the nosy, irritating members of a homeowners association, always pushing their agenda and demands onto their neighbors. Except in this case the boundaries of the domain of such individuals go far beyond a community of condominiums or residences.

    The mostly liberal nitwits in that category are culturally/ideologically in the crosshairs of all the Islamofascists running around out there — both more likely to inflame things with an embrace of issues like SSM and also a love of political correctness — so it’s getting to the point where if we as a society are setting ourselves up as sitting ducks, so be it. Quack, quack.

    Mark (6f1d5f)

  11. more important really is to figure out what statute allows such ridiculously disproportionate fines for stuff like this, and then fix it (and others like it)

    happyfeet (831175)

  12. that would be a more better cause to donate monies to if you ask me, which is a rarity if not a b-side

    happyfeet (831175)

  13. Every week is a good week and every month too! Another 100,000 minority kids will turn 18 voting age this month and every month. 140,000 minority babies will be born this month and every month and 20,000 republicans will die off. This is why Mrs. Clinton wins in 2016!

    latina voter (d48b70)

  14. this is obama’s legacy – racial hatred and divisiveness

    plus a whole buttload of dead irradiated jews

    somehow i think even he wishes he’d aimed a lil higher

    happyfeet (831175)

  15. nk (dbc370) — 7/18/2015 @ 12:53 pm

    I saw what you did there, sir. Kudos!

    felipe (56556d)

  16. Kitty litter clean-up on aisle 13, please.

    felipe (56556d)

  17. Maybe they’ve already doing it like this, and spendthrift trusts vary from state, but these funds can be set up to preclude payment of any money from them for let’s, let’s say, gambling debts, liquor bills, and court judgments awarded to whiny lesbians, provided that the settlor (the person establishing and funding the trust) is not also the beneficiary.

    In legal practical terms, an appeal from a money judgment requires a bond to get through the appellate courthouse door and this makes the money very important, legal fees aside, if the Kleins are determined to fight this to the bitter end.

    nk (dbc370)

  18. An appellate court decision in the Klein’s favor would fix this statute for everybody through stare decisis.

    nk (dbc370)

  19. where’s elissa we had a HUGE thunderstorm it was very loud and I had to hide under the couch

    we never had these in failifornia

    i’m sure the casualties are very high

    prayers and snack crackers for everybody

    happyfeet (831175)

  20. Chicago has water to make clouds and rain with, that’s the difference.

    nk (dbc370)

  21. Happy feet,

    So. Cal is, at his very moment, having a serious thunderstorm, Midwest style. Thunder so loud, I thought the Blue Angels were overhead. And then rain, falling for over an hour now. It’s wonderful. Of course, it won’t be enough to make a dent in the drought, because it never is. See what you’re missing.

    Dana (86e864)

  22. that’s so cool i always wanted to hike in the rain and see what it was like up in the hills when it rained

    not once did i ever get to do this

    everything’s gonna be so green green green now

    happyfeet (831175)

  23. Re: #13… Perry went beyond hormonal injections and got some sex change surgery? Another add to their identity politics! Hija de la chingada!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  24. i miss hills so much

    never take a hill for granted people

    they’re very special

    happyfeet (831175)

  25. But more negatives…

    “A key part of President Obama’s legacy will be the fed’s unprecedented collection of sensitive data on Americans by race. The government is prying into our most personal information at the most local levels, all for the purpose of “racial and economic justice.”
    Unbeknown to most Americans, Obama’s racial bean counters are furiously mining data on their health, home loans, credit cards, places of work, neighborhoods, even how their kids are disciplined in school — all to document “inequalities” between minorities and whites.
    This Orwellian-style stockpile of statistics includes a vast and permanent network of discrimination databases, which Obama already is using to make “disparate impact” cases against: banks that don’t make enough prime loans to minorities; schools that suspend too many blacks; cities that don’t offer enough Section 8 and other low-income housing for minorities; and employers who turn down African-Americans for jobs due to criminal backgrounds.
    Big Brother Barack wants the databases operational before he leaves office, and much of the data in them will be posted online.
    So civil-rights attorneys and urban activist groups will be able to exploit them to show patterns of “racial disparities” and “segregation,” even if no other evidence of discrimination exists…”

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  26. I do not understand why latina voter thinks it will be a good thing for those minority kids if the US turns into the crime infested mess that Mexico is, which is why everyone wants to get out of there.
    Once the US is as messed up as Mexico, that leaves Canada as the last alternative,
    depending on how that will be when the time comes.
    And after that the immigrant’s last song will be in the land of the ice and snow, if they want to go there.
    Rumor has it there is virtually no drug cartel crime north of the arctic circle.
    At least in N. America.
    Don’t know about the ice and snow and midnight sun in Norway and Sweden and Russia. I here those places have big problems, just not sure how far north it goes.
    But then, burkas would be quite reasonable and fashionable where it is below zero.

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  27. you know who else loved government-by-statistics even more than failmerica’s ivy league trash supreme whore court?


    but they’re a close second and have absolutely no reason to feel like they’re not batting 1000

    happyfeet (831175)

  28. i miss hills so much

    I read not long ago someone saying that the Chicago area is very flat terrain. Meanwhile, yes, there has been rain and thunder in the LA area today, which is a nice change of pace, and a sign of climatic activity that’s unusual for “Mexifornia” but not “Chicongo.”

    banks that don’t make enough prime loans to minorities

    I got a letter yesterday from a credit card company that included boilerplate text saying they do not discriminate against people who are on welfare.

    United States of Banana Republic.

    Mark (6f1d5f)

  29. And lastly, a Republican running for the presidency, schools fellow Republicans on how to deftly and efficiently handle the manipulations of the MSM

    I think some Republicans are starting to catch on. You start asking the liberal interrogator questions instead of just answering their question straight off. Plus sometimes the question isn’t even a question, in which case they also have to respond with a question of their own, like “What makes you think that?”, “Why is that relevant?” etc.

    Gerald A (949d7d)

  30. also i think you people devalue besmirch and degrade both freedom and christendom when you point to “religious freedom” as a rationale for the sweet cake losers’ bigoted sociopathic and altogether rude behaviours

    if you just invoked “individual freedom” as a rationale I’d be like okey dokey cool beans

    people should be free to be contemptible

    but this is not what you do

    and I decry this in no uncertain terms

    (an example of how i decry this follows)

    ok here we go

    a for reals christian woulda baked the cake for the lesbians

    and a for reals believer in religious freedom woulda said okey dokey how these lesbians believe is not how i believe but no skin off my high-school-diploma-havin’ nuts to bake a cake cause of that has eff-all to do with my religion

    (for the love of god if you think your baking activities are scared and holy you need you some medication)


    the allure of victimhood is so so strong in the failmerican psyche

    not all of us can resist its siren-song

    happyfeet (831175)

  31. Apologies to Bob Seger…

    Stay outta Brooklyn better go, go
    Stay outta Brooklyn better go-ooooh
    Stay outta Brooklyn better go, go
    Stay outta Brooklyn cause you like you just sh*t yerself, yer drinkin’ Pabst Blue Ribbon, better
    Stay outta Brooklyn, better, stay outta Brooklyn…

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  32. yes yes yes Chicago is horribly flat i think the whole thing was a lake bed at one point

    not like Mexico City though cause of the geology is super different

    a Salvation Army band played

    and the children drank lemonade

    happyfeet (831175)

  33. The city of Chicago itself sits on the Chicago Plain, a flat plain that was once the bottom of ancestral Lake Chicago. This plain has very little topographical relief, in fact, topographical relief is so unusual in the plain that what would be unnoticed hills and ridges in other locales have been given names.

    that’s kind of poignant, really

    happyfeet (831175)

  34. sweet cake losers’ bigoted sociopathic and altogether rude behaviours

    That shtick of yours does get old after awhile, happyfeet, even more so when you yourself have often used the word “gay” disparagingly in this forum, and won’t come out and say whether you’ve had a boyfriend or would have a boyfriend—for reasons that presumably you and others in much of the public (who proclaim “it’s not right to pry into people’s privacy!”) will sympathize with. By contrast, you yourself and many people in general would never think it cringeworthy to casually ask just about any guy out there whether he has a girlfriend or wife and almost no guy would be hesitant to say publicly that he has a girlfriend (assuming he isn’t married) or wife.

    I snicker when I think of all the liberals in America, in Hollywood in particular — even more so today than ever before — who treat the possible homosexuality (or bisexuality) of a celebrity (a male in particular) like it’s a guessing game, but a game that’s not analogous to guessing whether that same person is secretly a billionaire, or is a great philantrophist in private, or was class valedictorian and “most popular” during his or her high-school years.

    The gut reactions behind this phenomenon mean quite a few people (including you too?) are “bigoted” and “sociopathic.”

    Mark (6f1d5f)

  35. you’ve given me a lot to think about

    happyfeet (831175)

  36. thank you

    happyfeet (831175)

  37. oh.

    right now at the execrable click-bait site “Hot Air” you can see these two posts from our intellectually flaccid friend mr. jazz shaw literally sitting side by side

    Trump crosses one red line too many, declares John McCain “not a war hero”
    Jul 18, 2015 2:31 PM by Jazz Shaw


    O’Malley booed off stage at Netroots Nation after saying “all lives matter”
    Jul 18, 2015 5:31 PM by Jazz Shaw

    oh my goodness has the dissonance ever been more cognitive?

    happyfeet (831175)

  38. but no skin off my high-school-diploma-havin’ nuts

    Hm, is this an educational slight toward the Kleins???

    Dana (86e864)

  39. yes

    happyfeet (831175)

  40. The Open Championship is being held at St. Andrews.
    That is Good News.

    mg (31009b)

  41. happyfascist @30, it’s the gaystapo and the fascist state of Oregon who are being contemptible. Not the Christians, who just want to be left alone.

    You’re letting the mask slip when you try and twist things around the other way.

    Steve57 (4c9797)

  42. am not

    interesting question for you

    has there ever been a gloriously martyred jesus-lovin gay-hatin cake-bakin picklehead with a college degree?

    i’m genuinely curious

    happyfeet (831175)

  43. Celebrating the few positives is like asking people on a rapidly sinking ship to look on the bright side. One of the auxiliary generators is still providing enough power to keep the sodas cold.

    This is the new WH spin on the Iran deal.

    You think you know that Obama sold out America’s interests in cutting this deal with Tehran, but you really don’t know the half of it.

    Serious question: Is this a bigger affront to Congress’s authority than that executive mega-amnesty in November was? Normally I’d say that nothing could top the latter, but read this and tell me.

    [Josh Earnest] predicted the international economic sanctions would collapse and Iran would get the economic benefits it has sought anyway — and noted that even if American sanctions stay in place Iran has far more at stake economically with sanctions from other countries around the world.

    “The problem is Iran is going to get all that money and the United States doesn’t get anything for it,” he said, predicting Iran would get sanctions relief from the international community even if they don’t reduce their stockpile, centrifuges or all-but-dismantle their plutonium-producing reactor.

    A vote to kill the deal is a “vote to allow Iran to get off scot-free and to get all the sanctions relief.”

    The analysis that follows at Hot Air is good, and should be read, but they don’t get things quite right IMHO. But it simply verifies my own. The administration and Iran were negotiating together against the United States.

    Here, the Hot Air analysis breaks down. This administration is giving the finger to the entire country, not just Congress.

    Had they shown the same deference to the US legislature as they showed to the Iranian legislature then Josh Earnest could not be making this threat now.

    It turns out, notes Noah Rothman, that the agreement acknowledges that Iran’s parliament must ratify the Additional Protocol of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty authorizing nuke inspections within 90 days after the UN Security Council approves the deal. But it doesn’t say anything about the U.S. Congress, which has the right under federal law signed by Obama himself to vote on this deal and block it if it can muster 67 votes of disapproval in the Senate. Which, of course, is by design: By cutting Congress out of the agreement and running to the UN, Obama has heaped even more pressure on congressional Democrats not to defy him on this by making them guilty of breaching international law if they do…

    Umm, not quite. Obama is claiming the power to make on his own authority legally binding agreements on behalf of the US. This is his Zelaya moment, the one I’ve been talking about since his first foreign policy disaster, in which he sided with a President who did not believe himself bound by his own constitution.

    Now Obama is threatening to use his State Department against his own country at the UN. He will be instructing his ambassador to vote to sanction the United States if Congress dares stand up to this unconstitutional power grab.

    This man is evil.

    And it will get worse.

    …Under the tenants of the final nuclear deal reached this week in Vienna, only countries with normal diplomatic relations with Iran will be permitted to participate in inspections teams organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

    The revelation of this caveat has attracted concern from some analysts who maintain that only American experts can be trusted to verify that Iran is not cheating on the deal and operating clandestine nuclear facilities.

    The admission is the latest in a series of apparent concessions made by the United States to Iran under the deal. Other portions of the agreement include a promise by the United States to help Iran combat nuclear sabotage and threats to its program….

    This is the grand bargain Obama has always been after. Restoring diplomatic relations with Iran. The nuclear issue was only a pretext. In fact, Obama has committed the US to helping it perfect its nuclear program. As even Obama admitted their breakout time will be reduced to zero eventually. And with our help!

    So mark my words, the next ultimatum from Mean Girl is that the US must restore diplomatic relations with Iran to get American inspectors into the country. And anyone who opposes him is a war monger.

    It will probably come after Iran is discovered cheating. But I can’t be sure of that.

    It’s typical of this psychopath, though. It can’t be his fault; he didn’t negotiate a bad deal. It’s everybody else’s fault for not giving him what he wants. Like diplomatic relations with Iran.

    Steve57 (4c9797)

  44. The Republicans, including Meghan’s Cowardwhore powpow Daddy, all voted to piss away any chance they had to stop this genocidal deal, Mr. 57.

    Failmerica’s ruling class stands as one in this matter.

    This is just what failmerica is anymore.

    A contemptible cowardstate bent on finishing what Hitler started.

    But the illiterate cake-baking ig-pigs of Oregon have no qualms about paying taxes to such a sleazy unchristian whorestate.

    They just hate gays.

    happyfeet (831175)

  45. ==where’s elissa we had a HUGE thunderstorm it was very loud and I had to hide under the couch==

    I was at the Sox- Royals game at U.S. Cellular Field don’t you know. It was a hot day and a hot ticket because the White Sox organization is also celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Sox’ 2005 World Series championship with an action packed reunion weekend where most of those players and Ozzie came back to be feted. There was rain and some thunder but the game went on and on and on– until we lost finally in the 14th inning.

    But when I got home (up further north) it was a obvious there had been a vicious storm while I was gone. Driveway and part of front yard flooded and a huge limb down from a willow tree that landed about 6 feet from the house. Also a skylight leaked real bad. Ugh.

    Sorry you got scared happyfeet.

    elissa (6d0f18)

  46. i’m just glad we’re all ok

    it was a near miss

    i been looking out the window

    it’s sunny now

    but so far not a single bunny has ventured out to forage in the courtyard apartment meadow

    i fear the storm gods aren’t done with us

    happyfeet (831175)

  47. feets
    if the bakers in Oregon trafficked in baby parts on the side, would you get along fine with them then??

    It shouldn’t take more than a high school education to read Romans 1 in English and see why some Christians would decline to bake a wedding cake for a SSW.
    If one went to Greek school then they could read it in Greek without more than a high school diploma;
    others would need at least some college to read it in Greek.

    I don’t care what gender or gender of preference feets is,
    He thinks SSM is great and that anybody who doesn’t agree is an idiot, so they should bake the cake whether they want to or not
    Lots of people who went to college and grad school and professional school can still read Romans 1 in English and do not affirm that SSM is a good thing. If we owned bakeries, and felt that by baking a wedding cake explicitly for a same sex wedding celebration we were giving assent to the event, we would also decline to bake said cake. I suppose if they wanted to buy some nice tasty cakes in the multiple layer or sheet variety or both, and do with it whatever they wanted, well, I guess that would be fine.

    If you don’t understand Romans 1, then maybe ask for some help. If you understand it and just disagree, that’s fine, but I think I have more confidence in the Apostle Paul’s understanding of following Jesus than yours.

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  48. there’s lots of christian bakers what would never dream of turning matrimonial lesbians away from their door cakeless and un-baked for Mr. Dr.

    Romans says nothing about baking cakes

    the key thing about baking cakes (which Romans says NOTHING about)

    is cracking the eggs to where the cake has no ittle bittle pieces of eggshell in it

    and as I said Romans offers no guidance on this matter

    and then there’s the question of mixing

    i bought lil nephew guy a super duper stainless steel 6-quart commercial kitchen-aid

    cause of he says he needed one to make a proper lemon chiffon cake (well he said he needed a “stand up mixer” – but I got the commercial one cause of my lil brudder can cater up a storm and I bet he can use it for to make some cornbread and such)

    but lil nephew guy – he’s gonna use it to make me a right proper hummingbird cake come the end of the month

    he’s an awesome lil kid!

    actually he’s like maybe a junior now

    (he’s the one we worked real hard to steer away from the navy)

    right now he’s on a mission for lutheran jesus in Detroit building houses for Unfortunate People (or somesuch – maybe he’s tearing houses down, given it’s Detroit)

    later this summer he’ll go to his first gay wedding cause of one of his mom and dad’s friends is getting married

    i never even been to a gay wedding in my life

    and I can’t bake for shizzle

    but anyways he walks with the Lord something special, and he’s the future

    no offense but you’re not

    happyfeet (831175)

  49. 47. …He thinks SSM is great and that anybody who doesn’t agree is an idiot, so they should bake the cake whether they want to or not

    MD in Philly (f9371b) — 7/18/2015 @ 5:14 pm

    All fascists are enthusiastic about forced labor, doc. Not just feets.

    Steve57 (4c9797)

  50. you can’t force anybody to be gracious Mr. 57

    well, maybe you could

    but it would be awkward

    happyfeet (831175)

  51. 48. …but anyways he walks with the Lord something special, and he’s the future

    no offense but you’re not

    happyfeet (831175) — 7/18/2015 @ 5:26 pm

    The Lord is going to have something to say about that, feets.

    He had something to say about your hatred for Christians who obey his commandments, like those Oregon bakers you call ” illiterate cake-baking ig-pigs of Oregon,” “jesus-lovin gay-hatin cake-bakin picklehead,” and other hateful things on other threads.

    John 15:18

    The Hatred of the World
    18″If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. 19″If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you.…

    Matthew 10:22

    Comfort in Persecution
    …21″Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death. 22″You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved. 23″But whenever they persecute you in one city, flee to the next; for truly I say to you, you will not finish going through the cities of Israel until the Son of Man comes.…

    Based upon your reaction, and the reaction of the other fascists in Oregon, those bakers are on the right track.

    Also based on your reaction, no offense but you’re not.

    Steve57 (4c9797)

  52. bible bible bibble babble

    it’s about walking the walk

    and in our sad sad times what are so fraught with fail

    you best to focus on the for reals fascists

    obama and holder and emanuel amen

    and of the jarrett of the deadjewgasm and of the hillary of the historical gooch, you must be watchful and vigilant

    and the boehnerpuss and the mcconnellslut, these too shall not pass

    and Meghan’s Coward Daddy, you must turn him away from your door, even in times of Plenty

    for all of these

    the obama the holder the emanuel

    the jarrett of the deadjewgasm

    the hillary of the historical gooch

    the boehnerpuss

    the mcconnellslut

    they are of the DEVIL

    and The Lord will not look favorable-like on His Children what dawdle in the sandbox of the woefully tedious Oregon ig-pigs and shirk the battle of our times

    we have to do the prioritize

    i wish i knew more better how to make you understand

    happyfeet (831175)

  53. Jesus is the future, neither me nor your nephew.

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  54. that may be true but for now lil nephew guy has Agency

    happyfeet (831175)

  55. ==The city of Chicago itself sits on the Chicago Plain, a flat plain that was once the bottom of ancestral Lake Chicago. This plain has very little topographical relief, in fact, topographical relief is so unusual in the plain that what would be unnoticed hills and ridges in other locales have been given names.==
    Longwood Drive in the Beverly neighborhood is the ridge/shoreline of prehistoric Lake Chicago. And there’s the Beverly Country Club as a living reminder. .

    The community adjacent to the Beverly Country Club was known as ‘The Ridge’, in reference to the meandering ridge that traverses part of the front nine and extends through the Dan Ryan Forest Preserve and along Longwood Drive for more than five miles until its terminus in Blue Island. It is often said that the second tee of the Beverly Country Club is the highest point in the city of Chicago. Prehistoric Lake Chicago is known to have extended to the basin which now comprises the sixth green, seventh tee, and second fairway. As this area had been the lake’s bed, blue clay is found below the surface. Nature contoured our back-nine beautifully when Lake Chicago deposited large sand dunes on its southern shore. If you were to dig down anywhere on that side, you would encounter this sand.

    elissa (6d0f18)

  56. hmmm

    the takeaway there i think

    is that Prehistoric Lake Chicago wasn’t really more vast than Lake Michigan really

    it was just sort of in a different place like how the Mississippi sorta resettles itself every so often

    happyfeet (831175)

  57. elissa- thanks so much for the link to Beverly C.C. Old golf design and golf history has always been of interest to me.

    mg (31009b)

  58. Glad you enjoyed it mg.

    elissa (6d0f18)

  59. 140,000 minority babies will be born this month…

    Born partially anyhow, then their innards will be sold to San Francisco State for biomedical research.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  60. SF State awarded $17 million by NIH to screw Whitey out of a job in biomedical research.

    They say discrimination is illegal, and to be a racist is the worst thing ever

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  61. This man is evil.

    Obama is a horrible, deranged ultra-liberal. But the fact a majority of Americans have allowed him to represent them — us — since 2009 says what about “we the people?” The fact his poll ratings are not nearly as low as George W Bush’s also says what about “we the people?” The fact a similarly deranged person like Hillary Clinton does as well as she does in opinion surveys also says what about “we the people?”

    The US is well on its way to proving the theory that great nations have a shelf life that doesn’t extend too much beyond 200 years.

    Mark (6f1d5f)

  62. Obama is a horrible, deranged ultra-liberal.

    but look at you you never talk about your gf or your wife you goddamn poofter just stop

    no just stop it right now

    srsly you need to accept who you are Mark and begin your courageous journey of self-acceptance

    cause of sometimes you use the word gay in a way that’s not super-a+++ positive

    we’ve all seen it

    but we love you mark pls don’t be afraid to be who u r

    no h8 picklehead for reals

    you don’t have to keep fighting

    happyfeet (831175)

  63. Happyfeet, don’t take this the wrong way, but does your goofy, silly way of posting really make sense in a serious political forum like this one? Your tone and style really would fit in better on a message board hosted by a frat house or devoted to the lame skits on Saturday Night Live, or the dweeby routines of the Tonight Show’s Jimmy Fallon.

    Mark (6f1d5f)

  64. oh man you know how to cut a pikachu

    happyfeet (831175)

  65. I just don’t see how Congress could have stopped Obama on this deal.

    “screw Whitey out of a job in biomedical research.”

    That should be news to my students of whom only one is caucasian. The others are Vietnamese, Indian and Chinese. I’m not sure this is what the NIH had in mind, though.

    Mike K (90dfdc)

  66. I’m trying to date Ann Coulter.

    It’s tough sledding . I’m not going to lie.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  67. So racism works is what you’re telling me.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  68. I’ve been away on a long vacation. Actually, the first I have taken in decades. It’s nice to see things haven’t changed here at Patterico’s during my sojourn abroad.

    Ag80 (eb6ffa)

  69. Elissa – could you help me get on the Chicago Golf Club?

    JD (3b5483)

  70. ==Elissa – could you help me get on the Chicago Golf Club?==

    No, but I could prolly get you in at Cominsky Park U.S. Cellular Field. :)

    elissa (6d0f18)

  71. Happyfascist is at it again. Proving how much he hates Christians and loves to see them ruined. He’d gladly bankrupt Melissa and her family, leave them destitute and on the street and as a bonus, buy an overpriced piece of garbage from Amazon. All because they dare follow Christ instead of support a perversion and claim the Emperor is wearing clothes.

    Congrats fascist, I know you think you’ll be long gone before the country falls. I hope for your sake you are correct.

    NJRob (2cbf9c)

  72. I think happyfeet is being compassionate. Mindful that all gay marriages will end either in divorce or death, he feels sorry for them.

    nk (dbc370)

  73. In other small positives.

    Kid Rock 1

    Al Sharpton 0

    Chevrolet will continue to sponsor Kid Rock’s summer concert tour and Rev. Charles Williams II and the National Action Network will stop protesting General Motors’ affiliation with the recording artist, who said he has not displayed the Confederate flag onstage in at least four years.

    After a meeting Thursday with Williams, other local clergy and executives with Chevrolet, GM issued the following statement:

    “We had a very constructive conversation with Rev. Williams and we plan to continue the dialogue going forward. Chevrolet plans to continue its sponsorship of Kid Rock’s summer concert series.”…

    Kid Rock proves that “Kiss my @$$” can be a powerful negotiating position.

    Steve57 (d7df7f)

  74. I’ve probably heard a Kid Rock song while driving around, but I couldn’t identify one if my life depended on it.

    Steve57 (d7df7f)

  75. C.B. Macdonald the father of Chicago golf and the founder of the club. When I played it in the 60’s, all the tees were mowed in a square or rectangle. Old School. My dad new the green super at the time, that is how I was able to play. In the top 10 courses I have ever played. Also loved playing Butler National. C.B. Macdonald is one of the greatest golf architects of all time.

    mg (31009b)

  76. Steve – Kid Rock is more talented and versatile than he is probably given credit for, and one of the most entertaining live performers around. After 2 nights at Dave Mathews concerts, I look forward to a dynamic live performance.

    JD (9dbbb2)

  77. Mg- I am jealous jealous jealous. By most accounts, CGC is one of the most exclusive clubs in the country. I am excited that I get to road trip to Oregon to play Bandon Dunes, Old Macdonald, and Tetherow. Cannot effin wait.

    JD (9dbbb2)

  78. Jealousy back at you, JD. Bandon Dunes is No.2 on my have to play list. My dad ranks Bandon right behind Scotland as the place to play.

    mg (31009b)

  79. just my opinion, but the most dynamically live thing Dave Matthews Band ever did was draining their tour bus sh*tter while rolling down the road somewhere in teh Midwest.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  80. Colonel – amen to that.

    JD (3b5483)

  81. When do you go, JD?

    mg (31009b)

  82. I’ll bet you Chevy still paid the ransom. That’s all $harpton really cares about.

    Gazzer (ee3742)

  83. as the genocidal reich of Obama comes to its gloriously anti-semitic denouement

    open borders whore Marco Sleazio says Donald Trump is unqualified to be commander in chief

    we we’re talking about scotch yes

    i need a scotch

    happyfeet (831175)

  84. *were* i mean

    happyfeet (831175)

  85. suggested sunday funday discussion topic: would the corpulent jersey trash bridge troll have ever gotten serious about pensions if he hadn’t decided to cannonball his lardass into the race for president?

    happyfeet (831175)

  86. hf-
    love is the one thing God cannot and will not force anyone to do… the laws of true love don’t allow for goose stepping nazis enforcing love codes.
    I can love someone and still not bake their cake due to religious differences and it’d be nice if they still loved me enough not to sue but they did, so Jesus weeps.

    steveg (fed1c9)

  87. hf
    I hope Christie takes on a role as the bully that is running for AG… throwing his weight around as it were.
    But another part of me thinks he should go into gluttony rehab before he bursts his rubber bands

    steveg (fed1c9)

  88. i don’t buy it Mr. g

    daddy always had him a business

    we served everybody

    one of em was insurance so in high school i learned all the ins n outs of texas property n casualty

    later in college i got a job at Nationwide Insurance and got in trouble cause of i tried to sell a policy to black people

    i was like are you effing serious?

    they were

    so i had to quit

    i was so embarrassed

    i’ll never forget them people – it was a whole family mom dad n kids

    they knew exactly what was going on

    happyfeet (831175)

  89. they were skinny – all of them

    i always remember how skinny they were

    i was so embarrassed

    happyfeet (831175)

  90. hf your insurance experience is Nationwide’s problem
    Individually. I personally would choose to bake a cake for anyone unless they wanted a giant black cock on it that said “Welcome Obama” surrounded by the Battle Flag of the Northern Virginia Army.
    I’d have to draw the line somewhere

    steveg (fed1c9)

  91. yeah i got your back on that one

    happyfeet (831175)

  92. Cue me whistling Dixie for a clue as to how and why the line was drawn

    steveg (fed1c9)

  93. Actually my line would be drawn at “why are we antagonizing everyone so we don’t antagonize anyone”

    steveg (fed1c9)

  94. btw i’m pretty sure nationwide got sued out their ass for “redlining” or whatever

    nationwide is on your side

    (unless you black)

    happyfeet (831175)

  95. In a milestone decision, a Richmond jury ordered the Nationwide Insurance Company yesterday to pay $100.5 million in damages to a local housing group that accused the insurer of refusing to sell homeowner policies to black residents.

    all i can tell you is it’s SO true

    happyfeet (831175)

  96. they’re like the kkk of insurance

    happyfeet (831175)

  97. re #95: they did not, they only signed a ‘consent decree’. and even that was last century.

    seeRpea (5a0c4b)

  98. yeah they’re pretty racist Mr. pea

    NATIONWIDE is on your side

    if you a bleached-hood-wearin’ wide supremacist

    no policy for you – you’re black

    this is who they are

    happyfeet (831175)

  99. cripes

    happyfeet (831175)

  100. from 1988!? and what happened in the end to that monetary damage decree?
    the ‘consent decree’ was in mid to late 90s.

    more recently, within the last few years, Arabs in Michigan sued Nationwide. No idea what happened with those suits, maybe still ongoing.

    seeRpea (5a0c4b)

  101. wide = white

    you know…

    white like georgia o’keeffe paintings

    happyfeet (831175)

  102. anyhoo

    if you wanna take some jesus-pride in your lesbian-discrimination


    i’ll be at the bar

    happyfeet (831175)

  103. So these two lesbians, Rachel and Rachel, go to a baker and say “Baker, baker, baker’s man, bake us a wedding cake, fast as you can”. And he says, “Sorry, lassies, I canna do it”. (He’s not Scottish but he watches BBC sitcoms on PBS.) And they say, “Is it because we’re lesbians?” And he says, “No, it’s because I’m opposed to inter-Rachel marriage”.

    nk (dbc370)

  104. yeah well i’m opposed to communism and yet the pope keeps on a popin’

    do he not?

    yes comma

    yes he do

    meanwhilst i wanna make pimm’s cups for this weekend in des moines

    i can line up the mint


    not sure where you find the pimm’s

    and why is this MY problem?

    happyfeet (831175)

  105. I see happyfascist is still all in in persecuting Christians for exercising their religious faith.

    In other news, Francisco Franco is still dead.

    And the surrender to sharia rule continues apace.–wear-uniforms-offices-closed/30353587/

    The military services have taken swift action to increase security after Thursday’s shootings in Tennessee, even closing some facilities and telling Marine recruiters not to wear uniforms in public.

    Defense Secretary Ash Cater approved immediate steps taken by the military branches to increase security and has told the services to get back to him by the end of next week with additional force protection measures, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said in a statement on Friday.

    …One of the steps Carter approved was Marine Corps Recruiting Command’s decision to have recruiters not wear their military uniforms for now, a defense official said. The recruiting command also closed down all offices within 40 miles of the facilities in Chattanooga and increased the force protection condition level from “Bravo” to “Charlie.”

    “Charlie” is the third highest security level. It indicates an incident has occurred or officials have evidence that terrorists are planning an attack. Security measures can include thorough vehicle inspections and requiring an escort to get on base, according to a pamphlet from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey…

    This is what today’s “military” considers swift action. They increase security measures on base.

    Gee, I guess that’s why these individual jihadists attack recruiting centers. Because they’re soft targets not on base.

    Why stop at telling recruiters to stop wearing uniforms and recruit in civvies. The display of the American flag and those big bold letters at recruiting centers that say ARMY AIR FORCE NAVY MARINES will make these guys targets too. Why not just have them recruit under a white flag?

    Anything, just don’t arm them!

    Everybody blamed Pamela Geller for “asking for it” by offending Muslims with her Muhammad art contest.

    At the time I pointed out that the list of things that offend Muslims is nearly endless. But I specifically said that the “kuffar” wearing their military uniforms offends Muslims.

    Well, thank the sweet baby Obama we’ve put an end that! But those flags will have to come down too.

    Steve57 (7aa1f2)

  106. there are many passages, where it is stated, persecution will be an inevitable sign of living one’s convictions,

    narciso (ee1f88)

  107. *…This is what today’s “military” considers swift action. They increase security measures theater on base…

    Not as if those measures are very effective. As the Washington Navy Yard shooter and the USS MAHAN shooting demonstrated.

    R.I.P. MA2 Mark Mayo. Bravo Zulu. Fair winds and following seas.

    This is the price of security theater.

    MA2 Mark Mayo laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery

    …The Navy and Marine Corps Medal citation, signed by Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, chief of naval operations, reads as follows:

    The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the
    NAVY AND MARINE CORPS MEDAL posthumously to


    for service as set forth in the following


    For heroism while serving at Naval Station Norfolk Security Detachment, Norfolk, Virginia on 24 March 2014. While performing his duties as Chief of the Guard, Petty Officer Mayo was alerted to a suspicious individual walking towards USS MAHAN (DDG 72) on Pier 1, Naval Station Norfolk. Petty Officer Mayo pursued the individual up the brow of the ship while both he and the Quarterdeck watch-standers directed the individual to stop and provide identification. Failing to comply, the individual approached the Quarterdeck, attacked and disarmed the Petty Officer of the Watch. After boarding the ship, Petty Officer Mayo realized that the Petty Officer of the Watch no longer had control of her weapon. With complete and total disregard for his own personal safety, Petty Officer Mayo immediately placed himself between the Petty Officer of the Watch and the assailant. While fearlessly engaging the assailant and shielding the Petty Officer of the Watch, Petty Officer Mayo was fatally wounded. His exceptionally brave actions saved the lives of four watch-standers and ensured the safety of the entire crew of USS MAHAN (DDG 72). By his courageous and prompt actions in the face of great personal risk, Petty Officer Mayo prevented the loss of lives, thereby reflecting great credit upon himself and upholding the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

    For the President,
    Admiral, United States Navy

    Steve57 (7aa1f2)

  108. jesus sayeth to yonder pikachu, pikachu thou cannot baketh a cake for yonder matrimonial lesbians

    for the wrongness, it is super wrong and such

    eff you jesus sayeth the pikachu, you so high

    i want me some of what you smoking

    thus endeth the reading

    happyfeet (831175)

  109. 109. jesus sayeth to yonder pikachu, pikachu thou cannot baketh a cake for yonder matrimonial lesbians

    for the wrongness, it is super wrong and such

    eff you jesus sayeth the pikachu, you so high

    i want me some of what you smoking

    thus endeth the reading
    happyfeet (831175) — 7/19/2015 @ 7:42 pm

    Precisely, happyfascist. That’s why it’s laughable when you claim the right to dictate to Christians what they must do in the name of “not being rude” or whatever.

    You walk up to Christians and demand them to help you say “eff you jesus.” That’s precisely what the fascists and your gaystapo are demanding. You and they said eff you jesus a long time ago, and now you demand the same from people who haven’t.

    Thanks for taking the mask off entirely, happyfascist. Like all totalitarians believe, Jesus must take orders from the state or Jesus must be eliminated from society.

    Steve57 (7aa1f2)

  110. I suggest no cake for lesbians until the government has solved their obesity epidemic. Because they’re in danger of dying from diabetes or clogged arteries. Or from causing a bridge to collapse. And then their partners will be alone, and they will have no dignity, and the universe will cry.

    nk (dbc370)

  111. conviction before certain courts, has it’s reward:

    narciso (ee1f88)

  112. Steve57

    HF is more angry than he used to be, in the end he is a good guy but this is something like what happened to Dave Surls – he isn’t going to let it go

    EPWJ (bdb237)

  113. Under the hashtag of #LoveWins, happyfascists message of hate marches on.


    A church marquee that displayed a message disagreeing with the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on same-sex marriage was spray-painted with graffiti this weekend.

    But the sign at Bisbee Baptist Church was quickly cleaned up to keep showing the message: “Just because something is legal doesn’t mean it’s right.”

    Pastor Freddie Matthews said he would like to talk to the person who spray-painted the sign early on July 4 with the phrase, “F— 2 Your God We Love Gays!”

    Read more here:

    You can drop the act now, happyfascist. We see you for who you are.

    Steve57 (7aa1f2)

  114. EPWJ, he’s spreading the same message on the internet as the LGBT vandals.

    I’ve never met him, but to me that’s not the mark of a good guy.

    Steve57 (7aa1f2)

  115. me n jesus think the hefty jiggle jiggle lesbians will very much enjoy the angel food cake with the fruit ganache

    who the hell wouldn’t

    happyfeet (831175)

  116. Who cares what you think anymore, Mr. fascist?

    Steve57 (7aa1f2)

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