Blogs 4 Brownback

June 20, 2007

Wednesday Open Thread

Filed under: Housekeeping & Maintenance,Open Thread,Snark — Sisyphus @ 5:11 am

Do bloggers like to have open threads because they care what their readers think, or do they do it when they don’t have enough time to write an actual post?  Discuss.

On a completely unrelated note, my work schedule will be increasing substantially next week.  Daily morning posting may become difficult, if not impossible.  I don’t know where Psycheout went, but this can’t wait for him.  We need someone to take on the slack for the Brownback campaign.  This blog is an integral cog in the Brownback Presidential machine.  It can’t go to waste, or the repercussions to the campaign could be severe. 

Anyone who wants a chance to become a blogger here, please send me an email at the address provided you-know-where.  Please list your screen name, why you hate liberals, and why you want to blog for Senator Brownback. 

 Thanks! 

37 Comments »

  1. Aren’t open threads an invention of Satan? I mean, they even allow those filthy daemocRats to discuss their sinful topics…

    Comment by littleandy — June 20, 2007 @ 6:02 am | Reply

  2. They would be, if Satan was real

    Comment by J. — June 20, 2007 @ 7:21 am | Reply

  3. I think that we need to filter out the bad words used in open threads and ensure that we can put our best foot forward.

    Comment by Happy Clam — June 20, 2007 @ 10:43 am | Reply

  4. Dear Sisyphus,

    I would be honored to be a guest host. I have entertained more than 300 for a sit down dinner at my home so this should be a cinch.

    I hate LIEBerals more than ants at a picnic, stepping in a pile of Al Gore in the back yard, and almost as much as prayer being removed from the public schools. That is how much I despise those creatures.

    I cannot find your email so write me at tdgainescrockett@yahoo.com if you are interested.

    YIC,

    Mrs. T.D. Gaines-Crockett

    Comment by baptistsforbrown2008 — June 20, 2007 @ 10:51 am | Reply

  5. Of all the things you talk about, the one where I think you’re “wrongest” (and since you’re right so often, remember, this is all relative!) is the one about the flat earth.

    There, I’ve said it, I think the world is a globe. Sorry!

    Anyway, as my supporting evidence, I use boats that have sailed around the world. If the world really was flat, how in the heck do they circumnavigate what I firmly think is a globe? Wouldn’t a trip around a flat earth take hundreds of years, instead of months, as we are completely certain they do?

    And how do you explain moon phases, seasons, the relatively fixed position of stars, the shifting position of the sun, and other phenomonon? It all dovetails nicely with a global, heliocentrist model.

    In fact, I think only a real, genuine, certifiable nut case would say the world is flat.

    Please assure me, man. And if you say, simply, “Okay, I assure you, you’re wrong,” that will only push me farther away. I need to know: How does a 24 hour day work in the antarctic work in a flat-earth model? Seasons? Varying lengths of days? The predictability of it all? Moon phases? The obviously shifting positions of the “planets”? Successful predictions of when “planets” will align?

    I need to know, man!

    Comment by MikeM — June 20, 2007 @ 11:41 am | Reply

  6. MikeM,

    How did you come to the conclusion that the world is a globe? Out of the vast array of possible shapes, why choose only that one, and exclude all the others?

    As for your inane questions as to how a boat could sail “around” the world on a flat Earth, they have already been answered here in that article that you apparently disagree with and yet somehow managed not to read.

    And regarding your prejudices against those who dare disagree with you, let me point out that many people have vast disagreements and hold wildly disparate views (and have for thousands of years) about the most fundamental questions — the creation of the Universe, the existence of a Supreme Being, etc., etc. They can’t all be right, in fact, probably none of them are 100% right. But to you, that makes them ‘nutcases’.

    And then you have the temerity to demand answers when it’s perfectly clear that you haven’t even bothered to look at the answers that were already provided to you, let alone do the slightest bit of research. No, you already have excluded all the other possibilities, you know all the answers, just because someone told you the Earth is a globe, because a boat sailed around it. Pathetic.

    Next time do us the courtesy of at least considering all the other possibilities before you post in ignorance again.

    Comment by Lucretius — June 20, 2007 @ 12:43 pm | Reply

  7. “In fact, I think only a real, genuine, certifiable nut case would say the world is flat.”

    Are you calling God crazy?

    Comment by BJ Tabor — June 20, 2007 @ 1:09 pm | Reply

  8. “Are you calling God crazy?”

    Wow, I guess I am. And yet, boats can still circumnavigate the globe. It’s observable, isn’t it?

    There are still 24 hour days below the antarctic circle, aren’t there? It’s summer in Rio when it’s winter in San Francisco, isn’t it?

    How does the sun speed up and slow down in such a fashion that days in San Francisco are shorter just when the sun is closest to the million-mile-long edge of the earth, and that part of the earth has longer days??

    Call me crazy, but that’s observable. We know it’s happening. But… How?

    By the way, I don’t believe in stonings, either.

    GASP!

    Comment by MikeM — June 20, 2007 @ 1:20 pm | Reply

  9. MikeM
    At your request I am calling you crazy.

    Comment by carsick — June 20, 2007 @ 1:27 pm | Reply

  10. I think that the M in MikeM stands for “M’ing” and he is most likely blind and hairy from his crazy activities.

    When I look at the sand in the ocean, it is flat. That is enough for me to know that the world is flat. Don’t oceans cover most of the earth? Huh? Why is that so hard to understand?

    Comment by Happy Clam — June 20, 2007 @ 2:53 pm | Reply

  11. I would be honored to be a guest host. I have entertained more than 300 for a sit down dinner at my home so this should be a cinch.”

    I would be honored to have you, Mrs. Gaines-Crockett. I’ll send you an email on the subject momentarily.

    Wow, I guess I am. And yet, boats can still circumnavigate the globe. It’s observable, isn’t it?”

    This proves nothing, Mike. The world is a disk whose circumference is Antarctica and whose center is the North Pole. Those boats merely traverse this disk in a smaller circle parallel to the circumference.

    Lucretius is on the money in regards to you:

    “Next time do us the courtesy of at least considering all the other possibilities before you post in ignorance again.”

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 20, 2007 @ 2:56 pm | Reply

  12. Okay. On Dec 21, Rio De Janero has a far longer day than Calgary, Alberta does. This is known. Then, on June 21, Calgary, Alberta has a far longer day than does Rio.

    I’m not saying the flat-earth thing is wrong. I am asking, How does that work?

    Maybe there’s two suns and we just never noticed it before?

    Comment by MikeM — June 20, 2007 @ 3:15 pm | Reply

  13. Oh, and how does my GPS work?

    I know, one-word answer: It’s a miracle. Sorry I asked.

    Comment by MikeM — June 20, 2007 @ 3:16 pm | Reply

  14. Oh, and how does my GPS work?

    The angels tell the gps where you are.

    Comment by Iamgod — June 20, 2007 @ 3:26 pm | Reply

  15. “When I look at the sand in the ocean, it is flat. That is enough for me to know that the world is flat. Don’t oceans cover most of the earth? Huh? Why is that so hard to understand?”

    That’s a good point, Happy Clam.

    “Okay. On Dec 21, Rio De Janero has a far longer day than Calgary, Alberta does. This is known. Then, on June 21, Calgary, Alberta has a far longer day than does Rio.

    I’m not saying the flat-earth thing is wrong. I am asking, How does that work?”

    The water in the ether obfuscates and diffracts the Sun’s rays. We’ve been over this before.

    “The angels tell the gps where you are.”

    Angels are electrons. This is exactly how this works.

    Maybe there’s two suns and we just never noticed it before?

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 20, 2007 @ 3:32 pm | Reply

  16. “I would be honored to have you, Mrs. Gaines-Crockett. I’ll send you an email on the subject momentarily.”

    Sisyphus, are you letting a WOMAN speak her mind about manly matters such as politics and science?

    Please send this “tool of Satan” back to the kitchen, where she belongs.

    May G-d forgive you for your momentarily lapse of judgment.

    Comment by Skeptic — June 20, 2007 @ 3:33 pm | Reply

  17. “Sisyphus, are you letting a WOMAN speak her mind about manly matters such as politics and science?”

    Right-thinking women are always welcome. Where’s your sense of chivalry, Skeptic?

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 20, 2007 @ 3:34 pm | Reply

  18. I for one look forward to the contributions of Mrs. T.D. Gaines-Crockett. She is a patriot and a Christian. With supporters like these, I think we will see a President Brownback in 2009!

    Comment by DPS — June 20, 2007 @ 3:47 pm | Reply

  19. “I for one look forward to the contributions of Mrs. T.D. Gaines-Crockett. She is a patriot and a Christian. With supporters like these, I think we will see a President Brownback in 2009!”

    Amen!

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 20, 2007 @ 3:52 pm | Reply

  20. “The water in the ether obfuscates and diffracts the Sun’s rays. We’ve been over this before.”

    Okay, nice hypothesis. Now you should be able to show this is the case.

    And while you’re at it, how satantists can accurately predict the location of the planets.

    And how there can be a 24 hour day south of the antarctic circle at just the same time there’s a zero hour day north of the arctic circle.

    Comment by MikeM — June 20, 2007 @ 3:59 pm | Reply

  21. “And while you’re at it, how satantists can accurately predict the location of the planets.”

    They summon a demon by sacrificing a Christian baby who tells them were the planet will be, or something like that. Look, why do you think a Christian is going to know how a Satanist thinks?

    Comment by BJ Tabor — June 20, 2007 @ 4:07 pm | Reply

  22. “The water in the ether obfuscates and diffracts the Sun’s rays. We’ve been over this before.”

    “Angels are electrons. This is exactly how this works.”

    Diffraction and electrons are lies taught in treefrog school. I hope these moonbats aren’t converting you, brother Sisyphus. I will pray and fast for our one true G-d to bring you clarity.

    Comment by SeekHim — June 20, 2007 @ 4:24 pm | Reply

  23. Dear Sisyphus,

    I look forward to contributing to this most important cause. As we face an election already tainted with lies and venom from the DEMONcrats, it is critical that all Christians work together to see Sam Brownback as the next President of this United States of Christ.

    Verily as the Lord works in mysterious ways He will see us victorious in the end.

    Comment by Mrs. T.D. Gaines-Crockett — June 20, 2007 @ 5:00 pm | Reply

  24. Lovely to meet you Mrs. Gaines-Crockett! Welcome!

    Comment by Lyssie — June 20, 2007 @ 5:33 pm | Reply

  25. And you, Lyssie. Thank you for the warm reception.

    Comment by Mrs. T.D. Gaines-Crockett — June 20, 2007 @ 6:10 pm | Reply

  26. I am also delighted that Mrs T. D. gaines Crockett will sharing her opinions and impressions on the site. An earnest Christian woman can undo the work of an hundred Katie Cougars.

    Comment by dadaclu — June 20, 2007 @ 6:26 pm | Reply

  27. “Diffraction and electrons are lies taught in treefrog school. I hope these moonbats aren’t converting you, brother Sisyphus. I will pray and fast for our one true G-d to bring you clarity.”

    Thank you, my friend. But it will not be necessary. I am as innocent as a dove, but as wise as a serpent.

    “I look forward to contributing to this most important cause. As we face an election already tainted with lies and venom from the DEMONcrats, it is critical that all Christians work together to see Sam Brownback as the next President of this United States of Christ.

    Verily as the Lord works in mysterious ways He will see us victorious in the end.”

    Welcome aboard!

    “I am also delighted that Mrs T. D. gaines Crockett will sharing her opinions and impressions on the site. An earnest Christian woman can undo the work of an hundred Katie Cougars.”

    You said it!

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 20, 2007 @ 8:03 pm | Reply

  28. Hi Sisyphus,

    I’m interested in this theory of yours about the ether diffracting the rays of the sun.

    I am in Australia, right now it is about 12:45pm and the sun is shining. The time of this post will show that it is between 8-10pm, depending on where in midwest USA your blog is hosted. The sun will not be shining where you are right now.

    I assume we can agree that night occurs when the sun goes below the horizon, in your theory of the flat earth, your horizon is the same as mine, so how come the sun is above my horizon but below yours?

    Comment by Mr Agnostic — June 20, 2007 @ 8:49 pm | Reply

  29. Also, when I look up into the sky at night, I see a set of stars called the southern cross. You won’t be able to see it where you are, why is that? I can send you a photo for comparison if you like.

    Comment by Mr Agnostic — June 20, 2007 @ 8:51 pm | Reply

  30. “Also, when I look up into the sky at night, I see a set of stars called the southern cross. You won’t be able to see it where you are, why is that? I can send you a photo for comparison if you like.”

    The earth is flat like a coin, not a map. You are just on the otherside of the coin. Don’t they teach you people anything about science in Australia?

    Comment by BJ Tabor — June 21, 2007 @ 9:30 am | Reply

  31. My understanding is that the other side of the coin is Hell. Is it possible that Australia is Hell? I’ve heard it’s bad, but I didn’t think it was *that* bad.

    Seriously, I think what’s going on is that Mr. Agnostic is lying about whether the Sun is up. He may be lying about whether he’s in Australia, too. Typical behavior from somebody who doesn’t believe in God. Shame on you, Mr. Agnostic.

    Comment by DPS — June 21, 2007 @ 10:27 am | Reply

  32. BJ Tabor: Hopefully they don’t teach science, since it’s ScIeNce…

    Comment by littleandy — June 21, 2007 @ 10:36 am | Reply

  33. “The earth is flat like a coin, not a map. You are just on the otherside of the coin. Don’t they teach you people anything about science in Australia?”

    So how do you get to Australia then? I mean you would have to go over “the edge”, of course I’ve never been to Australia, so maybe it doesn’t really exist…

    Comment by Skeptic — June 21, 2007 @ 11:59 am | Reply

  34. Hate, how… un-Christian. Seriously, although I know this blog is a parody, there are actually supposed Christians who hate whole groups. It’s really quite hypocritical.

    Comment by Linus — June 21, 2007 @ 12:53 pm | Reply

  35. ‘So how do you get to Australia then? I mean you would have to go over “the edge”, of course I’ve never been to Australia, so maybe it doesn’t really exist…’

    ah yes, that makes perfect sense. Australia is a theory, just like gravity.

    One Nation, Undereducated.

    Comment by J — July 3, 2007 @ 4:09 am | Reply

  36. with laugh, is he blind. blind have gave over trap, some eyes, dark just his were little and a but who in petted really from uprooting him the stop for Roly lives the who is of garden and the Roly-Poly catch know. the Porter set “Or it him mean catch while, spoiling his pests, “For things, caught “It’s the same.” “But, a mole is to girl turning mole Hal a boy, Mr. any to “Is him. is the like potato worm?” a the Kentucky animal it a said like his does “only to it to and It He underground, no plants. do in one the all really mouse,” father, so has to bug?” though use a than mole up the cave. wanted fish big as a it not more little ground have many inst
    ead.” doesn’t Blake eagerly it, we blind,

    Comment by Stycleulcenue — January 8, 2008 @ 3:11 am | Reply

  37. I was exactly looking for something like that. Be good to my ugliest apartment A joke for you! What did one rabbit say to the other rabbit? Nothing. Rabbits can’t talk.

    Comment by Trassyerype — October 26, 2008 @ 3:06 pm | Reply


RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: