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Paging Ms. Streisand...

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Hopefully ... like the country musician thing. :)

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Right off the top, I appreciate the followup on this story. It's an important one, as far as I can understand, totally a First Amendment issue, and Fort Worth is COMPLETELY out of line as it comes to their stance. I should mention, too: that billboard ain't cheap. Depending on the location, the price tag could be high four figures to low five figures for one month of display. As the possibility of the billboard being defaced is higher than average, let's hope it's been insured as well.

In any case, I positively LOVE that Metroplex Atheists are pushing hard on this issue, and I hope for their success!

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I think their "insufficient magnitude" bullshit excuse might be along the lines of "I don't know any atheists so there can't be enough of them for a big crowd." In other words, petty justification for their bigotry.

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Hello? Freedom From Religion Foundation? Oh, have we got a case for you!!!

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And that's believing Atheists don't have religious friends, family or support.

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They themselves likely have atheist family and friends who aren't telling them because of shit like this.

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Aug 16, 2023Β·edited Aug 16, 2023

Christians calling the shots with our supposedly secular laws. It's a de facto Christian theocracy.

Fight the bastards any way you can.

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A good way to make lemonade but that judge needs a metaphorical smack upside the head. Ugh, our whole justice system needs an enema, this is just blatant prejudice. And yet I can't help but notice this group isn't screaming 'persecution!!' anything like christians do when they aren't being allowed to harm others. Weird.

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An alternate billboard:

KEEP GOD IN CHURCH, WHERE IT BELONGS

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But he is everywhere* !

* As long there isn't iron chariots.

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Then again, if he's everywhere who needs churches at all, am I right?

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I can see small to medium churches being useful for the fellowship for their members even if 'God is everywhere' Do we need 5 in towns of 1500 people? I don't think so. 50 for every school in metropolitan areas.

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I have a silly though. Is it only iron chariot or does it works with iron boats too ?

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Just put wheels on 'em. Can't take changes, y'know?

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The wheels on the boat go round and round.

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Big wheels keep on turnin'!

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β€œAs I wrote before, it’s appalling that Christian Nationalists tried suppressing information about a seminar on the dangers of Christian Nationalism.”

Of course the Christian Nationalists will suppress information about the dangers of Christian Nationalism, villains don’t generally go around telling people how to defeat them. But in a way they did. Anyone who wants to run against the current crop of Fort Worth officials only have to point out their complicity in the Christian Nationalist push. That is if the people of Fort Worth take heed of the Metroplex seminar and don’t want Christian nationalists running shit.

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"villains don’t generally go around telling people how to defeat them"

You need to get them monologuing.

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I have family who live in the Ft. Worth metro. From their description of the area, that's a *BIIIIIG* if.

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Aug 16, 2023Β·edited Aug 16, 2023

That’s what I thought.

ETA I was hoping on the Streisand effect would play a role in changing hearts and minds.

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I doubt it One of the family member is non-binary and they are afraid to go in their own front yard as themself. They basically don't leave the house except in drag as their GAB.

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Forced drag...the reich-wingers have no idea just how fucked up they truly are.

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I just heard – not sure if it's true – that Rudi Giuliani has declared bankruptcy. Just goes to show you should never trust Trump to pay his bills.

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He helped to basically ruin the lives of two election workers who had done nothing wrong. There's not a microscope in the world that would be able to see the sad violin playing for him due to his financial woes.

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Giuliani, Trump, Eastman, and the rest of them deserve to be sued into bankruptcy, and the proceeds from those actions forwarded to those two poll workers WHO DID THEIR JOBS.

Can't say the same for the above-named defendants.

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Must be financial because morally happened long ago.

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FYI: Giuliani struggling under massive legal bills after defending Trump (CNN)

https://www.cnn.com/2023/08/15/politics/giuliani-money-lawsuits-trump/index.html

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Aug 17, 2023Β·edited Aug 17, 2023

Here this gesture also means money. It's accurate in more than one way.

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Me crying right now https://images.app.goo.gl/hSVoXip1vqeStRP96

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Oh, you poor darlin'! 😁

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I know, right ? 😁

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LFSpfxBcm4 this might cheer you up ;)

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I am cheering up by reading a horror manhwa 🀣

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Oh dear. How's he gonna pay for his hair dye now?

He's had financial problems for years. Back in 2021, he declared double bankruptcy.

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I am in awe of these people. It takes real bravery to do this in a red state with christian nationalist aspirations led by the their mendacious and sanctimonious governor Abbott. I have no problems declaring and defending my own atheism as the need arises, but I live in a blue state. I ask myself - would I be brave enough to join them to proudly and defiantly wave their banners? I really hope so.

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Nothing says how right you are quite like trying to shut down anyone with the opposite opinion. /s

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Those Christians. Practicing the very cancel culture they falsely accuse nonbelievers of engaging in.

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It's a tradition, not cancel culture.

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Well, to be fair, I don't see anything wrong with punching a Nazi in the throat to shut them the fuck up. πŸ˜‰

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If I owned a car and there was a neo-Nazi rally? Well...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLLru1_f3rc

(that never gets old) 😺

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This is why I've never suggested that Ft. Worth should join the other metropolitan areas of Texas and secede from the state. I am not surprised.

I suspect city officials expected a huge backlash and denied it, the smart ones hoping a court would force the issue, so they could claim 'Not our Fault', regardless of the cost to the taxpayers, who never seem to notice the money wasted on defending unconstitutional christian privilege.

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OT

I'll just leave this here...

"These 5 historical truths suggest Jesus Christ may never have existed | Opinion"

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/these-5-historical-truths-suggest-jesus-christ-may-never-have-existed-opinion/ar-AA1fkMA0

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I don't know whether to laugh or cry at the comment section.

(Yes I do, laugh mostly with bouts of face palming and head to desk.)

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Valerie Tarico knows her shit. Seth Andrews has interviewed her more than once, and I was very impressed with her grasp of the problematic issues surrounding the bible.

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You mean "Jesus is coming back"? Me neither, but I do tend towards the cry.

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I didn't even see a comment section on that article. Perhaps I'm better off. πŸ™‚

(I did see a number of related articles on the same subject)

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It's very faint, when you are on the page there is a small box at the bottom with upvotes, downvotes, comments and share. You have to scroll down all the way and slightly scroll up to see it.

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Aug 16, 2023Β·edited Aug 16, 2023

Merci.

Saw where it said to view comments, but when I clicked on it it told me to sign into Microsoft Edge. Which is strange as this library computer is running on ME

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I use Firefox, and it didn't ask me to do that. Anyway, the comments are 100% predictable. I'm sure you could rattle them off in your sleep. Not that christians lack originality or anything.

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They're a tiresome bunch. Not a brain among them.

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I wasn't asked to sign in to read the comments but I am not on a computer.

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Funny, I was looking at that just a little while and and I think I've seen it before. Nothing groundbreaking or new in there, but it does show how weak their claims are.

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Let's face it. Any rational person has already figured out this is a faerie tale that hasn't aged well.

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"In a soon-to-be-released follow up to Nailed, entitled Jesus: Mything in Action . . ."

https://www.amazon.com/M-Y-T-H-Inc-Action-Sweet-Myth-tery/dp/0441009824/ref=sr_1_2

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Not exactly a banner day.

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Red flag to a bull.

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Redbull have me raising a white flag.

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Aug 16, 2023Β·edited Aug 16, 2023

I tried Red Bull. Needless to say, I did not gain the power of flight.

Red Bull lies.

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It just says it gives you wings, doesn't say they're functional. : )

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Aug 16, 2023Β·edited Aug 16, 2023

Great. Now I look like Warren Worthington III. Maybe if I stick some horns on my forehead and tell everybody I'm Satan...

(didn't see your "horns" comment until after i posted this)

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Just the smell made me about to let fly something, at least until the gravity take effect.

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Flag on the play. Not another pun run.

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Hopefully – too many red flags.

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What's the pennantly.

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Christians and the law, especially the Trump crowd and its legal woes...

https://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur/2023/08/16

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I find myself hoping the people carrying those banners will be able to afford adequate body armor.

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The devil horns should be enough. ; )

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I hope they don't need it. I hope they're sufficiently kitted out to be able to supress any threat. πŸ˜‰

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Aug 16, 2023Β·edited Aug 16, 2023

I'm more worried about the social media 'influencers'. People actually listen to these shit-for-brains money-and-attention whores.

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A non profit to defend human and civil rights especially the right to bear arms, unless you are darker than mayonnaise or a woman.

He is an uneducated bully. He has no clue about human rights since he took away two people’s rights by killing them for protesting. He was the threat and that is why he was attacked.

I really hate that guy.

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I'd really like to know what ties, if any, little Kylie has to the NRA. Learning that they're behind him and his bogus foundation would be as unsurprising as the news that he can't be admitted to even a hole-in-the-wall two-year "college" no one's ever heard of. I also can't help wondering how much of a salary he'll be drawing from this flimflam "foundation." Good gosh, I hope I'm not being too suspicious.

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The NRA is too liberal for him.

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From what I can gather, he's on what you guys call "wingnut welfare" along with people like Bari Weiss, where they get paid for spouting bullshit.

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I doubt it. Consider if you were an educational institute would you want to be touched with his stink.

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Stink is all rightwing "education" ever traffics in (well, that and children).

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Aug 16, 2023Β·edited Aug 16, 2023

After his acquittal, a group called "Gun Owners of America" awarded him an AR-15 for "Defense of gun rights."

Who are the GOA? They're to the right of the NRA.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_Owners_of_America

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I've got to give them a bit of grudging credit. I'd have thought you'd need an electron microscope to find any space to the right of the NRA.

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Not among gun nuts. They are losing members to – I think it's called "Gun owners of America" or something. That's a BIT to the right of the NRA.

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Aug 16, 2023Β·edited Aug 16, 2023

My post on Gun Owners of America was up here for 3 hours when you posted this comment. If you're going by New First, it's right above jomicur's reply to me and your reply to him. :)

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Aug 16, 2023Β·edited Aug 16, 2023

"I had that dream about you again where you drove my car right off a fucking cliff"

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Shitenhouse is a 5'8" toad.

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