Interesting Essay About The Historicity Of Jesus

http://www.nazarethmyth.info/Fitzgerald2010HM.pdf

Thought I’d share this well-written essay about the historicity of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, with you all.   This isn’t really something I’ve an enormous interest in, but I thought this piece was quite good.  Now, I’m going to drop to my knees and thank the Lord Christ and the members of the Republican party for loving every person in America equally and without judgement or prejudice.   Thank you, and please, if you MUST chew gum while we’re driving, do not stick it under the car seat when you’re done.  $Amen$

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Are Trump Supporters A-Holes?

Yes.  Yes they are.  And here’s why.  Let me tell you a story.  It’s about me and a friend I had when I was a kid.  His name was Erin.  I met Erin when we were about 6 or 7 years old.   Erin lived on my block and we hung out a lot playing games and such.   I often was invited to Erin’s home for dinner and to watch TV after school.  I thought Erin’s folks were great people, especially his dad.  His dad was one of the nicest, coolest guys I ever met in my 7 years of life up to that point.   He raised German Shepard puppies, gave us cake and cookies when I came over, and was, as far as I could tell, very loving to his wife, Erin’s mom.  He was also a Neo-Nazi who had a giant swastika hanging over his collection of WW2 firearms which he kept in a display case in the living room for all to see.  And, though I didn’t know what it was at the time, he often dressed in an S.S. uniform when he was at home.  Why, I don’t really know, but he did.

Now, as a little kid, I had no idea what any of this stuff meant.  I just liked Erin and his really nice, cool dad cause he was so nice to me.  Later, when I got older, about 16 or 17, I think, and understood what Nazis were and that they weren’t the greatest folks around, I asked Erin’s dad why he decided to be one and support their ideas.  He sat me down and told me how awful Jews and blacks were, how evil and dangerous they were, and how we white people had to do all we could to protect ourselves and our country from them.   At that point, I thought to myself that no matter how nice he’d always been to me, Erin’s dad was, in fact, an a-hole.  Deep down inside, no matter what wondrous things he’d done for Erin, Erin’s mom, and the cute German Shepard puppies he always had around, he was, because of his ideology about Nazis, a real a-hole.  Though I’m not saying they are as bad as Nazis, not yet anyway, I feel the same thing can be said today of Trump supporters.  No matter how nice they are to their pets, children, and elderly parents; no matter how many college degrees they have or what high paying, important jobs they may have, they are, deep down, true a-holes for supporting Trump and his insipidly disgusting political agenda.

A-Holes And Their Master

Trump and his supporters are hurting the country, hurting the world, and hurting me and things I value as an American.  I truly do not give a darn about how many degrees they have, how many Mexican and black friends they have, how many babies they kiss, how many kitties they rescue from trees or how many puppies and orphans they’re providing foster homes for.  If they support Trump, and what he stands for, they’re a-holes.  What Trump and his minions are doing is causing long-term damage to not only our country and our democracy, but to the world and our standing in it.
It’s time for Trump and his kiddies to be told to put down the tinder, matches and gasoline and learn to play nice with others or be made to, by as much force as can legally be applied.  I’m not a “liberal.”  I don’t care about hurting people’s feelings or being understanding of the misunderstood and wrongly persecuted Trump supporter.  See, just like Trump and his most fervent minions, I shoot from the hip. I tell it like it is.  I say the things about the long-suffering Trump supporter that others won’t.  Why? Because I’m right about them, and they need to be said without apology and without being watered down into a sad, whining liberal attempt to “understand the other side’s point of view.”   I understand it just fine, and it’s horribly, horribly wrong and damaging.

I’ve learned how to act, politically speaking, from Trump and his sycophants.  I’ve become a mean, angry bastard who wants to drain the swamp of Trump and his supporters so I, and the rest of the world, can sleep more peacefully at night, free of nightmares about nuclear apocalypses and environmental catastrophes.  So, like Trump and his followers, I’m breaking with the norms and grabbin’ Trump supporters by their metaphorical pussies to shake ’em the f$$k up.  Hell, I’m even campaigning members of Congress to build detention centers along the Southern border with FEMA money in order to lock Trump supporters and their kids in them because I’m…well…I’m different; I tell it like it is, and I shoot from the hip.  I learned how to do all these things from Trump and his supporters.  Ain’t they nice?  I think so.  But maybe that’s because, like them, I’m an a-hole.

Why Doesn’t Melania Leave Herr Trump?

“Hmmm….Why Do I Stay With This Guy?” Melania Trump Asks Herself.

After reading a post over on Nan’s blog, https://sayitnow.wordpress.com/2018/06/23/does-melania-care/, I started to think about why Melania Trump doesn’t simply leave her husband, the Glorious, Supreme Leader of America, Donald Trump.

I guess, if she left him, especially right now, she’d be labeled a whore, a cheater, and a money seeking b**ch like every other woman who’s accused his royal highness of wrong doing.  Very few women want to go through that, I’d imagine.  “Blame the accuser” is an American motto, especially in regards to women speaking out against powerful men.  Thus, many, many women simply refuse to put themselves through it.  Trump’s other wives got divorced from Celebrity Donald Trump, not psycho, lunatic President Trump.  President Trump is far worse.  He’s Celebrity Trump on very bad steroids with the power of the Presidency behind him.  Thus, a 24/7 smear campaign would go into effect should Melania leave Trump and, worse yet, speak out against him.  Rudy Giuliani would certainly “find” pictures of her sleeping with (fill in the blank) to PROVE what a horrid human being she is.   Perhaps they’d pull a Henry the 8th and accuse her of sleeping with her brother; then call for her beheading.  Trump’s base would cheer for that.  His base, which, like it or not, is in the tens of millions, would also call for her to be “locked up” and whatever NDA’s and pre-nups were in place would surely slam into full effect.  All these things, I’m sure, weigh on her decision to stay or not to stay with Trump.  I’m not saying she’s a saint, or didn’t know exactly what she was getting into when she married this guy, but, her life, should she dump Trump (great phrase, that, “dump Trump”) would be in shambles both emotionally and financially if she did.

Anyone thinking a ride into glory awaits women who speak out against powerful men who’ve hurt them is simply not paying attention to reality these days.  The attacks for leaving Trump, should Melania do that, would be ceaseless and backed by millions of rabid loons who worship Herr Trump like a deity.  Does anyone honestly think otherwise? “Coming out” against Trump has not gone well for other female “coming outers.”  Hard to say what’s in another person’s mind, but, if I knew the living hell Trump would make my life by daring to go against him, I’d be afraid to go against him, even knowing what a pig/monster he is.  Could I do it?  Don’t know.  But I certainly do feel she was a damned idjit to marry him in the first place.  He is a disgusting human being.  She made her bed.  I don’t feel all that terrible for her, but, in many ways, I do feel sorry for her.

I’m Now A Follower Of Ayn Rand And Objectivism

I’ve become a follower of Ayn Rand and objectivism.   If you think there is anything wrong with this stance, you’re 100% wrong.  There is right, and there is wrong.  There is black, and there is white.  Nothing is in between.   To think there is, and worse yet, act like there is, only invites problems.  Let me give you an example of how pure, unadulterated objectivism, as it applies not just to morality but to EVERYTHING else, too, would make life much better–well, much better for me, anyway.

There should be no taxes.  Absolutely none.  This is an objective fact.  I’ve worked very hard from the time I was 5 or 6 years old to now to build myself a fortune.   I’m worth over 978 million dollars, and I earned every penny of it myself.  I started with a lemonade stand when I was 5, and now I own a major beverage factory that ships soda pop everywhere in the known world.  So, why should I be giving ANY of my money in taxes to a government, any government, especially one on the Federal level?  I do not need a “government”.  They did not help me in any way and should not get any of my money.   None.  I have my own security guards to protect me from criminals and bad guys, a small army, actually.  I have my own version of a fire department; my own construction company to build roads I may need, and my own small farm, with workers, mostly documented, to grow the food I need for myself, my family, and my friends.  Why should I pay taxes for police, fire departments, road construction, and a national army when I have all I need around me due to my own hard work?   I do not care if others can not afford these things, I can.   If others are too lazy to work as hard as I did to earn money to pay for these things, it is not my problem.  It’s theirs, and I should not be paying taxes to pay for the things others are too lazy to work for themselves.  It’s an OUTRAGE!  I do not need, and there should not be, a government of any kind.  I do not need it.  I’ve earned money, by myself, to pay for all I’ll ever need.  The utter weakness and laziness of most people in America is disgusting.  “Gimme a fire department!  Gimme police!  Gimme roads!  Gimme an army!  Gimme, gimme, gimme!”  It makes me SICK!!!   I truly do not care if individuals are robbed, shot, or raped because they were too lazy to work as hard as I have to hire their own 24 hour security guards.  RIDICULOUS!!  If your house burns down because you do not have the money to pay for your own fire department, I can give a f$$k!  Too bad, so sad, ya’ lazy prick, ya’.  Pull up your bootstraps and GET TO WORK!!!  I did it.  You can, too.  I think it is sickening that I am taxed so the Government can have a standing army.  I have my own!  I do not need theirs!   My money is MINE!!!  I earned it, and I should not have a Government filled with sissies and weakling leftist bastards taxing me because they are too weak-minded to care for their own needs. So, I hope this begins to clarify for my readers why I have now dedicated myself to the writings of Ayn Rand and her ideas on objectivism.   Have I taken them to an extreme level?  Perhaps, but I’m a very wealthy mother f$$ker, and I can buy everything I’ll ever need to live a long, peaceful, uneventful life.  That’s really all that matters to me.  My money was earned.  It is MINE!  You want to tax me?  Then f$$k you!  Go live in Russia or some commie community with crying, baby liberals and leave me, and other Americans who’ve earned their OWN money the f**k alone.  $Amen$

On Trump Supporters

I Look A Lot Like This Guy With Shorter Hair

As a middle-aged, Midwestern, white male with a heavy Chicago accent and a look about me that shouts, “TRUMP VOTER,” I get a lot of similar people, who truly are Trump voters, sharing their views with me.  I silently sit and listen to them because it is very informative.  Now, granted, I do not know EVERY Trump voter from EVERY part of the country, but I do feel I’ve got a pretty good understanding of the thought processes involved in the ones I do know, and it isn’t pretty.  There’s a sense of entitlement in them that makes them feel rage that America is becoming more diverse and accepting of said diversity.  There’s a need, a rage-filled need, to win and destroy all those they see as different from them by any means necessary.  As long as THEY come out ahead, in their minds at least, whatever Trump does to assure victory is fine.  There is a deep, deep underlining racism and sense of “whites being persecuted” in them.  There is far more of this than polls and the media say.

Few people will say blatantly racist things to TV reporters or in poll questions, but, while having a few beers with a perceived fellow Trump supporter, the “n” word and other such words are bantered about freely.  Believe me, they are.  The rage and sense of white entitlement in these folks is difficult to describe without seeming like I’m exaggerating.  I’m not.  Since 2015, I’ve spoken, or been spoken to, by dozens upon dozens of Trump supporting white, Midwestern men, and the song is always the same. “It’s THOSE PEOPLE’S fault the country is awful  The Mexicans, the blacks on welfare, and the illegal immigrant workers who steal our jobs are the cause of ALL my woes, and they MUST be stopped!”  They tell me.  “It’s Trump and Trump alone who can save us from this crap!  He tells it like it is.  He’s a straight shooter! I LOVE the guy.  Who cares what he does privately.  He’s there representing us, the forgotten white majority in America.”  No. No, he’s not.  Trump is using the hate, anger and confusion inside these people to justify his efforts to make himself absolute dictator of America, and, worse of all, the GOP is helping him.  They need the votes of his supporters to help them win their elections.  Hitler did this. Mussolini did this.  Tyrants do this.

And It Happens To Be Right

I see the diehard Trump supporter as a lost cause, an obstacle we unfortunately need to overcome to keep what happened in pre-WW2 Europe from happening here.  We can only do that by voting and convincing others, who feel uncomfortable about what is happening, to vote too.  Every vote matters.  We must make every peaceful, legal effort we can to free ourselves from the tyranny Trump and the GOP represent.  I will not live in a theocracy of any kind, Muslim OR Christian.  I REFUSE to have the so-called morals of “The Moral Majority” crammed down my throat.  I will not quietly sit by while the rich continue to suck the life from our nation by refusing to pay taxes and by developing a welfare system for themselves that makes Uncle Sam act as their own personal Santa.  This is a war, only a psychological one at this time, but one that will only get uglier, and perhaps even violent, the longer it continues.  America is a land that was made for you AND me, not for just Trump, his supporters and their rich cronies in the GOP.   $Amen$

WTF Is Up With WP And Fake Outlook.com Accounts?

I keep getting notices in my email that people with outlook.com accounts have started following my blog.  These are fake accounts and do not show up on the list of followers on my blog.  I’ve written about this before, but it is still going on, and it is VERY annoying.  Does anyone have a friggin’ clue as to what the f**k is going on?

I Knew I’d Hate It, But I Did It Anyway

“Man, I REALLY hated all 6 of those Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films.”  “Christ, all NINE of those Star Wars movies are awful.”  “By Odin’s beard!  I truly hated all 20 of those Marvel  super hero movies I’ve paid to see!”   “I HATE Shakespeare, but I went to see Romeo and Juliet anyway, and I hated it.”  I can not tell you the number of times I’ve heard people make comments like this.  Sometimes, they make them directly to me knowing I get great enjoyment from Shakespeare, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Marvel  movies.   I’m literally stunned by the utter idiocy of such people.  All film is subjective.  People like some types of movies,  and others they don’t like.   If someone doesn’t like, say, Lord of the Rings movies, I get it.  That’s fine.  I do like them, but, for those who don’t, sitting through one of them must be sheer torture.   I’m like that with the opera.  Can’t stand it.   So, I don’t go.   But when I hear things like, “I really hated ALL of those Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies.  They ALL sucked, and people who like them are not as film savvy as I am, ” I think, really?  So, you went to see one of these 3 hour long films, hated it; then spent your money FIVE more times on FIVE more movies that you ALREADY knew you’d hate before you saw them, and you expect me, or anyone else, to take anything you say seriously?   If you are a person like this, you are an absolute fucking idiot.   I mean a complete, unadulterated, fucking idiot. I simply am baffled by people like this.  At this point in time there are more movies of EVERY kind being made all across the world–more independent films; more dramas, and more foreign, esoteric, films that make no fucking sense to me but many people do like.   And, in a city like Chicago, where I live, there are numerous theaters showing all of these kinds of movies all the time.  For those not living near such a theater, there are numerous streaming services that show an unlimited variety of EVERY type of movie any time you want to watch one.   So, if you are one of these fucking idiots who continue to repeatedly spend your hard-earned money on movies you know before hand you’ll hate, don’t.  Either see one you think you might like, or send your money to me since you seem to have an unlimited amount of it to waste on things you hate.

BTW, as a final thought on this purely idiotic behavior, if you hate jalapenos on your pizza but constantly order pizza with jalapenos then shout out, “That pizza sucked!  The jalapenos ruined it,” the problem isn’t the pizza–it’s you.  You’re a total, complete, fucking idiot.  You’re not smarter than those who like jalapenos on their pizza, nor are you eloquent in the way you express your dislike of them.  You’re simply a fucking idiot.  So, please, for my sake and the sake of others throughout the universe who are not you, if you know already you don’t like a certain type movie or food, don’t spend your money on it.  Spend it on something you like, or, at least, if you simply MUST spend it on something you already know you don’t like, spend some cash having your jaw wired shut first so I, and others, won’t have to be bothered by your idiotic banter explaining that, once again, you didn’t like the thing you already knew you wouldn’t like.   Idiots.  There are far too many of them in the world.