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"Well, soon Jesus and the donors are going to let you do just that, with a life size hologram which will be able to come out on stage and tell you who to vote for in every election cycle.

Jesus Christ! I thought once he was dead and gone, we would be done with that asshole and we could just laugh and point at his idiot son. Now, you tell me they going to bring back an AI version of him.

Christ on a cracker!

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Teletubbies. Do totally made-up grievances exasperate anyone else, especially when you are cast as the villain?

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I didn't realize that the holographic Aimee-Lee Gemstone in season 3 was ripped from the real headlines, but here we are...

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yesterday morning I was all like WHAR GRUNDLE!?!??! and behold, manna from the heavens.....

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This feels like a real let them fight dot gif moment

Fuck Liberty, and fuck the Failwells also

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You DO get to sue people for making fun of you, giving you side-eye, or for thinking bad thoughts about you. In fact, with the proper filing fee and a legible summons and complaint, you can sue anyone for anything. Because civil division clerks do not review the merits of complaints, they simply docket the case, accept the fee, and give you a receipt and a copy to serve process. You can’t WIN cases that have no legal or factual merit, like the ones wingnuts are prone to filing. :)

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(Worst country song ever!)

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Well, it certainly doesn't stack up well against such Sven Bianchi-crafted hits as "You Stole My Heart, You Stole My Dog, But You Ain't Gonna Steal My Chevy" or "She's Pretty (But She Ain't No John Deere)". Not to mention his timeless classic, "My Wife Left Me For My Girlfriend".

(h/t Jeph Jacques' webcomic, "Questionable Content")

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Pretty sure that Jerry Falwell Sr.'s biggest beef with Liberty U would be the presence of Black students on campus.

“If Chief Justice Warren and his associates had known God’s word and had desired to do the Lord’s will, I am quite confident that the 1954 decision would never have been made,” Falwell boomed from above his congregation in Lynchburg. “The facilities should be separate. When God has drawn a line of distinction, we should not attempt to cross that line.”

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Pretty sure that Jerry Falwell Sr.'s biggest beef with Liberty U would be the presence of Black students on campus.

“If Chief Justice Warren and his associates had known God’s word and had desired to do the Lord’s will, I am quite confident that the 1954 decision would never have been made,” Falwell boomed from above his congregation in Lynchburg. “The facilities should be separate. When God has drawn a line of distinction, we should not attempt to cross that line.”

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Hustler Magazine, Inc. v. Falwell, 485 U.S. 46 (1986). A good read; includes the comic Campari ad. :)

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<Former Quote Thingy>Jerry seeking return of such personal items as three horses and one .38 revolver. (Worst country song ever!)</Former Quote Thingy>

Worst country song? Ever? I recognizes a challenge when i sees it.

♫ I want me back three hosses and a .38 revolver,

The three I took to swingers' clubs, t'others my problem solver.

You might ask yerselfs what hosses might be used at a swinger's club,

Alls I can say is that I really like to watch the action, bub.

I drag my ex right through the mud, that towel-boy flirtin' witch,

Yeah, it is hypo-critical but here's the flippin' switch.

I'm suing her, I'm suing them, here comes the ba-da-bum,

I'm sure to win because, like me, they're all just fucking scum. ♫

I am ashamed to admit that, it my mind's ear, this song has two chords, one more than most bad country songs.

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Here's another funny (and by funny, I mean enraging):

"Under federal tax law, Liberty is a 501c3 institution — which is the same tax-exempt designation given to houses of worship and non-political charitable organizations.

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Sep 29, 2023·edited Sep 29, 2023

The non-political part is never enforced.

I wonder why.

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I'm not sure anyone here ran into a brilliant commentor on Pajiba named Feralhousecat, but she absolutely loved all the lascivious gossip about the Falwells. She died of cancer the same day RBG passed, way too young. I always think about her when I read about this dumbfuck. I adopted my sweet kitty Farrah the day after these two incredible women left us, and named her rather appropriately: Feralhousecat Bader Brown.

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That....is an awesome kitty name!

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Thank you! She's an awesome kitty.

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I like icing on my cake!

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He’s a dick. But I 100 percent think they used his scandal to can him and for a power play.

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You love to see it.

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"And now his son is embroiled in endless, idiotic litigation, humiliating his wife by constantly pointing out her infidelity, and for nothing."

I thought their kink was that she enjoyed sex with other men and he enjoyed watching her have sex with other men.

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She likes the sex, he likes to watch. But she probably doesn’t like to have the general public hear about it or pass judgment about it. Lots of men fantasize about their partner getting boned, and some allow it to play out. Nothing wrong there if all consent and agree and respect boundaries. But Falwell can’t stop filing lawsuits where he discusses the basis of the scandal that got him booted. It was more that he is a drunk and a weirdo who isn’t even close to a role model for these paying customers/students. They are selling wholesome Christian education. He probably increased enrollment by embodying the closet freak most of them will be anyway. :)

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