Sure, Gary Larson did it better. But Trump IS a vulture... Oh, golly, Donald Trump and Ben Carson are in another God Fight . Or at least Trump's trying to start another one. During a rally in Florida Saturday, Trump said, in that offhanded way he does when a thing happens to occur to him or he notices a shiny object, "I'm Presbyterian ... Boy, that's down the middle of the road, folks, in all fairness. I mean, Seventh-day Adventist, I don't know about. I just don't know about." Not that he had any particular Seventh-Day Adventists in mind, of course. On ABC's
But if you put bologna in your shoes you'll feel funny.
Can't do a little 'cuz he can't do enough.
Old, off colour joke about the Queen Mother
The staff at St James' Palace (and Buck House) were famously colourful in an era when such sensitivity was only just legal. One day she rang down to the servant's quarters ans demanded "I don't know what you old queens are doing, but this old queen wants a gin!"
I have been reading Wonkette forever, but this is the first time I have felt compelled to comment (which I would if that were allowed.) I was raised in the SDA church, and Ben Carson as President scares me to death. There are two basic "truths" in Adventism, both reflected in the name of the church. The Holy Sabbath is Saturday, and Jesus Christ will return to earth (the Advent) any minute now. Since we are in the Latter Days, it doesn't much matter what a President might do or not do since we will be out of here soon, literally any minute. (I used to know people who would stare at the sky every day looking for the "cloud the size of man's fist," the first sign that the Second Coming is upon us.) The other "truth" is that Saturday is God's ordained day of worship. Constantine changed the day to Sunday, and, as the figurehead of the Catholic church, he revealed himself to be the Beast of Revelation, and therefore, all who worship on Sunday bear "the mark of the beast." How some of those evangelical types will go for that, I don't know. There are, of course, added layers of lunacy, such as the "prophet," Ellen Gould White, a 19th century grifter and demonstrated plagiarist, with an even more talented grifter of a husband, both of whom managed to build a pretty substantial empire based on health fads and The College of Medical Evangelists. Adventists also take the Bible literally (as it suits them) and avoid pork and the other unclean meats, although I'm pretty sure they have eaten fruit from trees that are less than three years old. Ben Carson is not Mitt Romney without the magic underwear. He's far more dangerous. But, he's still black, and there is that.
Damn, I miss Dave Allen.
My Best Beloved is from Cumbria, on her behalf I'll say "Bloody Scot's reivers coming here taking our sheep,"
Could you elaborate the meaning of your last sentence?
Oh yeah. I think I was one of the last people ever to be prescribed raw opium pills (about 1968?) when I had uncontrollable diarrhea "thanks" to antibiotics given for strep throat.
And he was a Mormon for a time, too.
Carly has friends???!!!
Oh, yeah, forgot about that, also, too.
Dr J Collis Brownes mixture is still in the pharmacopoeia
If I read your last sentence correctly, you are glad that Carson still considers himself black.
Rushing to post is bad (and I do it far too often) take those couple of extra minutes
i love me some thomas cromwell.
I think that it might mean that the fact that he's black might make him less dangerous because wingnuts won't vote for an African-American president just because. (I'm not inside Yr Gma's head, so I'm just guessing.)