Start the Bonfire Without Us

Our afternoon guest columnist is holstering their weapon, following news reports that suggested otherwise.

Right Wing Extreme has pulled support for the International Burning of the Koran day and will not attend the event. After much thought and prayer the organization’s leadership determined this event does not glorify GOD in way that leads the lost to Jesus Christ. “We also believe the liberal media is intentionally using stories such as the burning of the Koran to distract, divide, and enrage the public says the organization’s leadership.

“Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath” James 1:19

For instance, the recent story of Obama’s endorsement of the masque being built at ground zero. Not only does this incite anger, but truly insults and grieves the victims and families of 9/11. The left wing media saturated viewers with this story in an attempt to incite violence, racism, bigotry, and extremism. Right Wing Extreme says it does believe that Islam is not a religion but a cult; however the group is determined to lead the lost to Christ and restore our nation’s constitution.

“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9

Dove World Outreach are our brothers and sisters in Christ. However we ask that they not hold this event for the reason that it may diminish the work of the Holy Spirit to witness to Muslims. America is a nation founded on the bible. Capitalism, our form of government, our laws and our freedoms come directly from the Bible. Sharia law, however is based not on freedom, but totalitarianism. A system that oppresses woman, denies freedom of speech, and basic rights that Americans have fought and died for.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Right Wing Extreme was founded in April of 2009 after the Department of Homeland Security’s report titled Right Wing Extremism. The report labeled those who are against Illegal Immigration, abortion, higher taxation, returning military veterans, big government, and Christian groups as Right Wing Extremist and put them on a watch list. The report was sent out to all law enforcement agencies in April 2009 and the group has been recruiting members ever since.

The group plans on discussion this topic on its radio show that airs every Wednesday night at 11 p.m. EST.

Armed Christian Conservative Group Pulls Support of Burning of Koran [Right Wing Extreme, via ThinkProgress]

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Meanwhile, back on the homefront I was weeding whilst listening to a recent This American Life set in a rest-stop on the NYS Thruway about 35 miles from here and which I pass and stop in often. The gang of recent grads from Sarah Lawrence Creative Writing were astounded to find so many like people there with all their stories of life and stuff! And like Chrissy talked to this really cool guy who was like telling her like all about the awesome rock-climbing near New Paltz and how people come from like all over just to climb there. And like the Mohonk House and the vienyards and orchards and museums and stuff and she was all like WTF? And the grads even talked to people there who live on the UWS and they stop there just like all the other people who come from like all over and stuff and the New Yorkers are so cool and don’t like ask for any special treatment at the Roy Rogers or the Nathan’s and it’s like this whole nother world going on!!! Life is so awesome in all its unpredictable variety and stuff it really makes you want to leave Manhattan more often (not really)!

I kept expecting Harry Shearer to show up.

But srsly. WTF is up with Ira Glass and why is he so fuquing annoying?

So … many … typos. When is Google going to invent an external edit function for the gramer notsis out there?

@Benedick: WTF is up with Ira Glass and why is he so fuquing annoying?

Harry fully agrees with you on that one.

Wow, *capitalism* was invented in the Bible? Some evil commie atheist must have snuck in the verses about not charging interest…

And those sneaky liberals must have some bad-ass mind-control powers to get every RW flack to spout Islamophobic nonsense all at once. Is Pam Geller a robot built by the gay Martians? ;)

@Benedick: @nojo: I’m one of the few fans of “This American Life”; I listened to some of that on podcast while I was mowing my gorgeous mottled suburban lawn. I particularly liked the doofus who was all frat boyish and like meeting the furriners who work summers at the rest stop and gets the Ukranian girls drunk but even when the landlord gets pissed and threatens to deport the girls he’s all like “hey, dood, I don’t like fuckin care, I’m 19.

ADD: I listen to Shearer while doing the back lawn, and most of TAL when I move on to the front.

@JNOVjr: Just wait until you begin to crack open the textbooks in a few weeks and find out they are filled with tiepoes too.

@Nabisco: Speaking of affectation…

Ira claims that his radio style is more “natural,” and against his formal training. (Remember, kids, the ends of sentences go down.) But it’s just an act, even more annoying for the pretense that it isn’t.

It’s entirely possible to be “conversational” on the radio — bearing in mind that you’re funneling your entire personality through the microphone. Whatever you do, it’s an artifice, but some artifices are more pleasant to listen to than others.

Unrelated, except by equally extreme levels of assholishness…

This is an archive from a programming list I’m on; the point to be made is not technical, however. Scroll down about halfway, to the thread entitled “What is the process for publishing to” and check out some of the posts by Mr. Marquez. Starts off just being offtopic, and then goes teabagger-crazy. He pops up in another thread “Philosophy” having given up even the *pretense* of relevant conversation (and is apparently harassing people off-list), and then gets the almighty banhammer.

My question: is it just me, or is this something of a new thing? Sure, people
would flame each other even on USENET, rapid heated exchanges are nothing new and trolls are forever, but I’ve never seen somebody go from off-topic but reasonably polite n00b to outright nuts in 3 hours like that before, and then come *back* and shit on the floor moar the next day…

@al2o3cr: Everyone on the Internet is a complete fucking asshole until proven otherwise.

@FlyingChainSaw: When my kids were learning to drive, I told them to assume that every other driver was a drunken homocidal maniac until demonstrated otherwise. This is also my bicycle-riding philosophy.

@Nabisco: The music drives me wild. It’s so distracting and unnecessary. I can sometimes really enjoy the stories but today’s left me speechless because I know the place so well. He introduced it as if it’s in the middle of some uncharted hinterland and it’s about 5 miles from fucking New Paltz. Woodstock is 25 mins away. So it struck me as being funny because of that. And no one is cut off living near there. There’s a bus to NYC about every thirteen minutes. Perhaps that’s a slight exaggeration, but it is not hard to get to the city. But there’s so much to do all around you I’m not sure why you’d want to go. Plus, New Paltz really does have some of the best rock climbing in the US. People come from all over to train for the high peaks by climbing the Shawangunks.

@Benedick: The music drives me wild. Ubiquitous, twee toy piano!

@flippin eck: I love the word “twee” – we should all try to use it more often in daily conversation.

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