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April 14, 2016 · 11:01

Martin Bashir and Sarah Palin

Martin Bashir Suggests Someone Should Defecate In Sarah Palin’s Mouth – The Huffington Post

Sarah Palin is a “world class idiot” for comparing the US national debt to slavery, British journalist Martin Bashir raged on his US TV show, suggesting someone should defecate in the mouth of the former vice presidential nominee.

Palin told a crowd at Iowa’s Faith and Freedom Coalition event last weekend: “Our free stuff today is being paid for by taking money from our children, and borrowing from China.

“When that note comes due — and this isn’t racist, so try it. Try it anyway. This isn’t racist. But it’s going to be like slavery when that note is due.”


Martin Bashir takes on Sarah Palin

Famed for his interviews with Princess Diana and Michael Jackson, Bashir, now a political analyst for MSNBC, said Palin had no idea of the hardships of slavery.

“Given her well-established reputation as a world class idiot, it’s hardly surprising that [Palin] should choose to mention slavery in a way that is abominable to anyone who knows anything about its barbaric history,” the presenter said on his show, Clear The Air.

“So here’s an example. One of the most comprehensive first-person accounts of slavery comes from the personal diary of a man called Thomas Thistlewood, who kept copious notes for 39 years.

“Thistlewood was the son of a tenant farmer, who arrived on the island of Jamaica in April 1750, and assumed the position of overseer at a major plantation.

“What is most shocking about Thistlewood’s diary is not simply the fact that he assumes the right to own and possess other human beings, but is the sheer cruelty and brutality of his regime.”

“In 1756, he records that a slave named Darby ‘catched eating kanes; had him well flogged and pickled, then made Hector, another slave, s-h-i-t in his mouth.’

“This became known as ‘Darby’s Dose,’ a punishment invented by Thistlewood that spoke only of inhumanity.

“And he mentions a similar incident in 1756, his time in relation to a man he refers to as Punch. ‘Flogged Punch well, and then washed and rubbed salt pickle, lime juice and bird pepper. Made Negro Joe piss in his eyes and mouth’. I could go on, but you get the point.”

Bashir suggested that Palin try out ‘Darby’s Dose’ of a turd in the mouth, before she made comparisons with slavery.

“When Mrs Palin invokes slavery, she doesn’t just prove her rank ignorance. She confirms if anyone truly qualified for a dose of discipline from Thomas Thistlewood, she would be the outstanding candidate.”

In Iowa, Sarah Palin compared the federal debt she says shackles Americans to slavery.

The government, like a slick marketer, seductively offers “free” services, said Palin, a conservative provocateur and former vice presidential candidate who makes occasional, high-profile trips to politically-important Iowa.

Palin: “Our free stuff today is being paid for by taking money from our children and borrowing from China,” she said at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition’s fall fundraiser at the State Fairgrounds Saturday night. “When that money comes due – and this isn’t racist, but it’ll be like slavery when that note is due. We are going to beholden to the foreign master.”



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You Will Have Read This Before (but worth repeating)

In her radio show, Dr. Laura said that, as an observant Orthodox Jew, homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22, and cannot be condoned under any circumstance. The following response is an open letter to Dr. Schlesinger, written by a US man, and posted on the Internet. It’s funny, as well as quite informative:

Dear Dr. Laura:

Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God’s Law. I have learned a great deal from your show, and try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination. End of debate. I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some other elements of God’s Laws and how to follow them.

1. Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can’t I own Canadians?

2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?

3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness – Lev.15: 19-24. The problem is, how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

4. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord – Lev.1:9. The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?

5. I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself, or should I ask the police to do it?

6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination, Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don’t agree. Can you settle this? Are there ‘degrees’ of abomination?

7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle-room here?

8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev. 19:27. How should they die?

9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?

10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev.19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? Lev.24:10-16. Couldn’t we just burn them to death at a private family affair, like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)

I know you have studied these things extensively and thus enjoy considerable expertise in such matters, so I’m confident you can help.

Thank you again for reminding us that God’s word is eternal and unchanging.

Your adoring fan,

James M. Kauffman,

Ed.D. Professor Emeritus,

Dept. Of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education University of Virginia

P.S. (It would be a damn shame if we couldn’t own a Canadian.)


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1. HUMAN: Dear God : Why isn’t there anything in the bible about Jesus in his teenage years?

GOD: Jesus was extremely awkward in puberty. He went through many phases. There was the zit phase, the gangly phase, the night emissions phase, the goth phase, the emo phase, and finally the hippie phase. It was a rough time for Me as a Father. 

2. HUMAN: where did your son, Jesus  find guys named Matthew, Mark, Luke and John to write Bible passages while living in the middle east?

GOD: Those weren’t their real names. Those are the names written into the King James Bible, which is English. Over time they will change again. In 200 years, the disciples will have names like Tanner, Blake, and Brad. 

3. HUMAN: God, in the bible it says slavery is fine so long as your slaves come from adjacent countries to your own. Do different states count?

GOD: The Bible says a lot of stupid stuff. Slavery is evil. DON’T BUY SLAVES YOU IDIOT! Harvest your own damn crops. 

4. HUMAN: Why are those who believe in you such bigoted, contemptuous, illiterate morons?

GOD: Not everyone who believes is an illiterate moron or a bigot. In fact, I get nice messages everyday. It just seems that way because the idiots are so hilarious. 

5 HUMAN: I saw a sign on a church that said “God has sent you a friend request.” That was months ago, still nothing. What gives?

GOD: The sign lied. 

6. HUMAN: God…why is it the higher my education, the less I believe in you?

GOD: It’s true. The more you learn, the less likely you are to believe in Me. Why do you think I wanted to keep humans from the Tree of Knowledge? All I can say is, stuff you science.

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Righteous Indignation

Imagine a fine Spring today.  A man is driving cheerfully along a country road, when, suddenly, from around the bend ahead, a car comes lurching toward him in his lane.  He brakes hard.  As he swerves past, the woman driver screams at him, “Pig!  Pig!”

Furious, he shouts back at her, “Cow! Cow!”

Pleased with himself, he drives around the curve and runs smack into a pig.

There is no doubt that anger will cause us to do things that we would not do otherwise.

Anger is normally perceived as a negative emotion.  Shouting, bawling and getting all worked up usually doesn’t get us anywhere.  ‘Losing the head’ does not achieve very much, and can make us look quite ridiculous

However, sometimes, there is another kind of anger that is, in context, acceptable, even necessary, if good is to be done.

I suppose we could call it ‘righteous indignation’ – anger which is directed toward some kind of injustice or unfairness.

Sometimes there is nothing wrong in taking an aggressive stand for God – if the situation and circumstances seem to warrant it.

Better to speak or act forcefully for what we believe is God’s way, than sit on the fence or do nothing.  And to do so, even if the consequences might hurt us.

In 1858.the young Rector of the Church of the Epiphany in Philadelphia, the Rev. Dudley Atkins Tyng, boldly and aggressively preached against the evils of slavery to his congregation, telling them plainly and bluntly, that to hold a fellow human being in slavery was a sin.

They did not like what they heard.  Many of his congregation owned slaves, a common practice in those days, and they booted Mr Tyng out of his Charge.



Undaunted, he hired a hall in the city, and very successfully carried on his ministry there.

Then, one day, when he was walking alone through the fields of his farm, he stretched out his arm to pat a mule, which was working a machine stripping corn from the cob.

One of the long sleeves of his preacher’s gown was caught in a cog, and he was drawn into the mill, where his arm was torn off.

It was a long time before he was found, and carried to his home.  There his friends and associates gathered to witness his agonising end.

One of those present was a Presbyterian minister, George Duffield.  Moments before he died, Tyng took Duffield’s hand and gave his last instructions for the continuance of his mission.

“Tell them” he said, “to stand up for Jesus”

Deeply moved, and with these rousing and encouraging words ringing in his ears, George Duffield went home and wrote a hymn.

The following Sunday, he preached on a text from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians: “Stand therefore, having your loins girded with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness”

He concluded the sermon by reading out the words of his new hymn, “Stand up!  Stand up for Jesus!”

When we encounter evil, hypocrisy, corruption, or anything else that is counter to the world of truth, beauty, peace and justice that is God’s will, let us, with righteous indignation, take an aggressive stand for God.  Let us, too, ‘Stand up! Stand up for Jesus!’

a verse from the original version of the hymn:…..

Stand up, stand up for Jesus!

The solemn watchword hear,

If while ye sleep he suffers,

Away with shame and fear,

Where’er ye meet with evil,

Within you or without,

Charge for the God of battles,

And put the foe to rout.

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