On 4/20, even stoners would rouse themselves and find enticing the marvelous collection of political posters at today’s illustrated edition.
This illustrated edition has nothing to do with today being the 112th anniversary of the Great San Francisco Earthquake. I just wanted to acknowledge it.
This Bookworm Beat has a hodge-podge of posters but the dominant theme seems to be that a big government that becomes a bad government is scary.
John Pavlovitz is a hugely popular Progressive preacher. He also exemplifies everything that’s wrong with how Progressives approach Trump’s presidency.
Have you ever heard of John Pavlovitz?
Right. I hadn’t heard of him either. Still, thanks to the wonders of the internet, you can quickly learn about him.
According to Pavlovitz’s online bio, he’s a “ministry veteran,” which is his weird way of saying that he’s been a practicing minister for a while. He says that he is “trying to figure out how to love people well and to live-out the red letters of Jesus.” Get that? He’s about “lov[ing] people well.” He’s also a Leftist darling:
Pavlovitz, forty-eight, is a Wake Forest resident, minister at North Raleigh Community Church, and father of two young kids. He’s also the writer behind Stuff that Needs to be Said, a blog that calls out hypocrisy in plain language, with the president and his ardent followers within the religious right earning particular scorn.
His style—compassion paired with a no-bullshit, emperor-wears-no-clothes attitude, all informed by an inclusive brand of Christianity—has endeared him to millions of readers. This year alone, twenty-three million people have viewed his blog, and he has over sixty thousand Twitter followers. His words have been featured in Slate, Cosmopolitan, and Quartz.
Pavlovitz has written a book: A Bigger Table: Building Messy, Authentic, and Hopeful Spiritual Community. According to his website, it “shares a bit of John’s story and a vision for spiritual community that allows everyone a place.” In it, he explains that “we don’t have to share someone’s experience to respect their road. As we move beyond the lazy theology and easy caricatures that seek to remove any gray from people’s lives, we can meet them in that grayness, right where they are without demanding that they become something else in order to earn proximity to us or to a God who loves them dearly.”
Did you get all that? He’s selling his vision of love, fellowship, understanding, and oneness with God. Isn’t that beautiful? What a nice man. Anyone with that kind of commitment to love, community, and respect must be the kind of person who would reach across the political aisle using mutual respect as a basis for developing a common polity that serves all of America, right?
Wrong! Forget about it! Pavlovitz is a true Progressive and that trumps faith any time. He hates you and everything you stand for.
And here’s the really funny thing about his hypocrisy and his hatred: If you work your way down the list of all the things he says are wrong with you, the evil conservative, you will discover an absence of actual facts and lots of psychological projection. (For those unversed in therapy speak, psychological projection happens when someone tries to deny the ugliness within by projecting it upon innocent others.)
With that introduction, allow me to fisk Pavlovitz’s most recent post, entitled “Trump-Supporting Friend — This Really isn’t About Donald Trump.” Or, as I call it, “When It Comes To The Incredible Hatred And Bile Built Up Inside Of Me, It’s Not Me, It’s You.” I’ll quote Pavlovitz and follow each quotation with my comments:
What we’ve got here is, failure to communicate…
I know you think I’m preoccupied with this President; that he is the reason I’m so angry and bitter and frustrated these days—but you’re wrong.
He’s not lying. As you will see, Pavlovitz is indeed angry, bitter, and frustrated — and it’s all your fault.
This isn’t about Donald Trump.
It’s never been about him.
Well, it may not be about Trump, but prepare yourself for a catalog of Trump’s alleged wrongdoings, all based upon misstated facts, irrelevancies, or opinion in lieu of facts.
It wasn’t about him during the campaign or on Election Day.
Well, thank Heavens for small mercies. Pavlovitz at least forgives Trump for his temerity in campaigning and winning against Pavlovitz’s express wishes.
It wasn’t about him when recordings of him boasting about sexual assaults surfaced.
In common with all Progressives (and NeverTrumpers), Pavlovitz is incapable of listening to what Trump said. What Trump said is that he made moves on one woman and backed off immediately when she said “no.” What he also said, speaking in the abstract, is that when you’re a rich, famous billionaire, you can do anything you want with women and they’ll let you. Bruce Bialosky, who was on the road with ELO during the height of their fame, agrees: [Read more…]
Second Amendment posters always come first in the Bookworm Beat, because without the Second Amendment, the Bill of Rights is a dead letter — and so are we.
This is not a large Bookworm Beat poster collection, but it’s a good one, complete with carefully selected political and social humor to start your weekend.
When I look at this Bookworm Beat, yeah, sure it’s got a lot of Second Amendment stuff, but it’s also got all sorts of other wonderful stuff as well.
Lots of brilliant Second Amendment and “can you believe those Leftists?” posters in this Bookworm Beat, as well as some random and insightful other stuff.
We will have so many awesome Second Amendment posters that you may get bored with Second Amendment posters (as if!). Plus other cool, funny stuff and dogs!
More than a month after the Parkland shooting, the Left’s effort to destroy the Second Amendment is ramping up, not dying down — so here are more posters!
With young useful idiots marching against the Second Amendment (complete with armed guards protecting them), you know what that means: Posters! Lots of ’em.
It’s a satirist’s delight that Biden announced he would beat up anyone, including Trump, for groping women. All that and more at the illustrated edition.
If the internet keeps being awash in stuff supporting the Second Amendment, I’ve got to go with it — but there’s lots of other good material here too.
Before going on to the next set of posters (the ones about things other than the Second Amendment), here’s a wonderful video. Although it comes from 2013, the Vietnamese-born man challenging gun grabbing has some impressive points to make about the Second Amendment (plus a nice little dig about illegal immigration). It’s less than 5 minutes so please take the time watch it — and pay attention special to his point about the difference between the state and government because it’s that good a point: [Read more…]
As long as the hard Left media keeps obsessing about destroying the Second Amendment, I’ll keep having Second Amendment illustrated editions.
Uhmmmmmm Donald Trump’s place of work is one of the most heavily armed facilities in the world.
These students need to spend less time in the streets and more time in the classroom. pic.twitter.com/4jYEvy9zDo
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) March 15, 2018
A tweet from the young man the media ostentatiously ignored:
Wait, so guns aren’t actually the issue? https://t.co/Hp27bLsTZK
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) March 15, 2018
It seems appropriate, with Hillary going to India to share her hatred for America, to lead off with her in today’s illustrated edition.
The good me feels sort of bad when Hillary Clinton falls down steps.
— Mike (@Fuctupmind) March 13, 2018
Quick analysis on #PA18:
– You never heard of the two candidates before 4pm today.
– District shape looks like if Idaho got drunk and passed out.
– The “PA” stands for Pennsylvania.
— jon gabriel (@exjon) March 14, 2018