THE EXPERIMENT HAS FAILED …
|| By FITSNEWS || It’s that time of year … when Americans lose an hour of sleep in the name of perpetuating a failed government energy experiment.
We’re referring of course to daylight saving time, which is scheduled to begin at 2:00 a.m. on March 8 (and run through November 1).
This website has consistently opposed daylight saving time …
“Should we really continue this ridiculous ‘spring forward, fall back’ interruption in our daily lives?” we wrote a few years back. “If you ask us this whole thing is a scam.”
Utilized off and on during the first two World Wars, modern daylight saving time was implemented 1966 via the Uniform Time Act (which was last adjusted in 2007). Created with the intention of conserving energy by reducing nighttime lighting bills, daylight saving time has accomplished its purpose.
The only problem? It’s also created a huge spike in air conditioning usage in the evenings – and new demand for lighting in the early morning hours.
In fact a 2014 study published in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization suggests the hated practice might actually be increasing energy costs.
Beyond that, daylight saving time drains the economy of productivity – an estimated $1.7 billion worth (in 2007 dollars).
It also makes people groggy … which has other adverse consequences. Take this 2014 study out of the University of Colorado (Go Buffs!), which concluded that groggy drivers are far more likely to have traffic accidents – creating additional economic loss (and the loss of life).
“The increased risk (of accidents) persists for the first six days of daylight saving time,” the study concluded, “causing a total of 302 deaths at a social cost of $2.75 billion over the 10-year sample period.”
Bravo, government. Bravo.
Two states – Hawaii and Arizona – do not observe daylight savings time. Meanwhile legislation is pending in several other states – including Alaska, Oregon and Washington – to do away with the hated time change.
Would such reform be well-received in the Palmetto State as well? Yes …
“I can’t believe we have to spring forward Sunday morning! Didn’t we just fall back?” one frustrated South Carolinian wrote recently on her Facebook page. “I am going on record: I loathe (daylight saving time). It wreaks havoc on my internal equilibrium, which is already quite tenuous. Besides, the days will get longer all on their own, without our tampering … (And who wants daylight ’til 9 pm in the summer, anyway?) Why must we mess with Mother Nature?”
Daylight saving time isn’t a “good idea gone wrong.” It was a bad idea from the beginning. One state governments should scrap sooner rather than later.
If anything, I think Daylight Savings Time should be made year long. Some of us who actually venture outside or have jobs other than blogging stand to benefit from the fact that it will get darker later.
One or the other is fine with me. Just keep the same one all year long.
How about we just fall back an hour every day? 25 hour days mean an extra hour to sleep, the rest of the 24 hour world be damned.
I thought vampires didn’t go out in the daylight hours? … And just exactly what is the job you do? … And do you have an actual paycheck? Or just collect and fill up empty bottles?
Now I’ll be thinking about those questions all day!
It will get “darker later” regardless of our adjustments. If you’re worried about losing an hour of daylight just get started earlier.
You do realize that most people get off work at a certain time of day regardless of what time they star their day?
And most of those people work indoors where the phase of the sun is immaterial…
I clicked like, but I do not like the Spring ahead as opposed to fall behind….on time. I am so anxious for Spring it matter not that I have to wake up earlier. A sign of getting older I am sure :)
Liberal-Tarins HATE any resistance to ISIS and brutal Terrorists, they HATE Republicans…and now you F*#king idiots are attacking the clock…LMAO…Totally F*#king Irrelevant Much???…
No F*#king wonder you can’t get past the 2% threshold of the electorate….Hahahaha…
And is it just coincidence that Gallup in the latest poll identified 2% of the overall population as Absolute F*#king Kook-Jobs, corresponding EXACTLY with the number of Dumb F*#ks who vote Liberal-Tarian??……LMAO…
What’s sadder is you attacking people attacking the clock.
Mr. Ned Beatty called and said he needs his line back.
As soon as Obama takes it out of your mouth, I’m sure Ned can get it back…LMAO….
Obama much like your F*#king @$$, is [email protected]#n F*#king @$$ retarded , but he loves fiddling with the clock. It helps save the planet, from Global Warming, Climate Lies, etc etc etc.
But those like you – and FITS – swear you loath Obama, all the while, you do his bidding…
And you do otherwise? You are no fucking conservative, but a selfish interested ass IMO.
To the contrary…you perpetuate dangerous, and stupid liberal Bull-$#!t because that’s the only way any of the leftist zealots will entertain you…
I am HATED, with no selfish need, is why I slap the F*#k out of you on a daily basis…
How many ways can I say “fuck off” for you idiots who don’t seem ty o understand the meaning? This is my vanilla fuck off, get lost, stay away, you are harassing.
I’ve many flavors, and it is noteworthy, I don’t like ice cream.
IMO you are nothing more than a closet male on male. Apparently hate females, feel immasculated?
Get over yourself and confess, I hear it’s good for the soul.
Looking for spice? I recommend red pepper anal. Yep, might be illegal in Sc, but WTF do u care?
So you want to banter ugly, well my villian, you have found the right person.
Yes, I did say MINE, because due to your own words, metaphorically speaking, I own you. Ha hahaha (isn’t that what you repeat? )
Just be thankful to the rain forest, Baal, the Obama Bobble-head or whoever you pray to, that I make you relevant…
Anyone who writes a post wants it to be read. If it were not for me, you contribute nothing, other than the same cliches and pack-think of the other lemmings and the brain-dead followers…
When I respond, it makes you important…because I acknowledged you. Even if I identify you for what you are…it has to be better than being one of the non-meaning, as Obama and your masters treat you…
I understand, you are the only person entitled to an opinion. Sorry to disappoint you and puncture self inflated ego, but your aren’t important enough for me to hate.
GT is too much like Bucky Katt
Bucky Katt—I’m gonna go mess with the scout at the front door!
Scout—– Would you like to buy some coconut or peanut butter cookies? Just $4 a box.
Bucky Katt—– You got rat? I only eat dead rat cookies.
Scout—– So if I put a dead rat in a box, you’ll buy it?
Bucky Katt—– Oh, right. That’ll happen. Sure, Snowflake, go nuts. I’ll buy ‘em all.
Bucky Katt to Satchel Pooch (later)– I need $400 dollars.
Ned Beatty’s Deliverance character was most likely better educated, a better speller, and less of a Sakerlina homer than GrandTango.
If you hear banjo music or someone using the phrase “Liberal-Tarian [email protected]$$”; paddle faster.
Wilbur and Templeton stare at Charlotte’s web with similar WTF? expressions….
He thought you said “cock”
The clock changing mess, much like you, is ridiculous.
Trouble articulating much???…
Like most idiot F*#king Liberal-Tarians…when speak, it’s hard to tell what the F*#k you’re saying…[email protected]$$…LMAO…
I forgot to translate it in to Tangoeese. Here you go.
The F*#king clock changing S#|t, much like your F*#king @$$, is [email protected]#n F*#king @$$ ridiculous.
Split the difference . . . move it 1/2 hour and leave it alone
In Indiana … It makes no difference what New York or DC or Taxifornia Gruberments want, Indiana does not change the clocks every few months, period. It is written right in the Indiana state Constitution … and whenever an Indiana poli-wog decides to try to “fix it”, he loses and is thrown out of office, period.
Indiana gave up the good fight in 2006. They are on DST with the rest of the slaves in Gitmo nation.
From 1970 until 2006, most of Indiana in the Eastern Time Zone did not observe daylight saving time, but the entire state started to do so in April 2006 after eight counties in western Indiana were shifted from the Eastern Time Zone to the Central Time Zone. One goal for observing DST was to get more Indiana counties observing the same time zone; formerly, 77 counties observed EST, 5 observed EST/EDT (the EDT usage being unofficial only), and 10 observed CST/CDT. At present, Indiana has 12 counties observing Central Daylight Time while the remaining 80 counties observe Eastern Daylight Time. Those counties observing CST are in two groups: one near or in the Chicago metropolitan area, and the other near Evansville in the southwest corner of the state.
Indiana fired all those Gruberment Helots … and is back to their “old way”. Indiana Gruberment has just not caught up with The People’s Right to set their clocks to anytime They want. Indiana state “laws” have not yet caught up to The Will of The People … That’s where that $4 Million Bucks come in: that’s what Indiana Gruberment spent on the promotion and implementation of the “Clock Rule” and the extra Gruberment employees time used to force that change, now specifically removed from the Indiana state budget(s) by those who did not get fired.
“In Indiana … It makes no difference..” — yes, that’s correct.
In SC it’s considered abuse. Hell can’t remember last time I left, but sure I was barefoot. I tell no lies. ha!
Dear, I am having one more pitcher. If I am not home in 30 minutes, read this text again
— pretty good!
Really good if it worked for women… .taking notes on how men ty h I nk. LOL
” . . . . .taking notes on how men ty h I nk. ”
How men think does not require much note taking – just write down “with their penis” and you’ve pretty much got it all summed up . . .
LOL – hey I am on my computer, so no excuses for the typos now ;)
I’ve been humming and singing Chicago’s “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is” since I got up an hour late this morning . . . I’ll post below for those too young to remember . . . .
As I was walking down the street one day
A man came up to me and asked me what the time was that was on my watch, yeah
And I said
Does anybody really know what time it is
Does anybody really care
If so I can’t imagine why
We’ve all got time enough to cry
And I was walking down the street one day
A pretty lady looked at me and said her diamond watch had stopped cold dead
And I said
Does anybody really know what time it is
Does anybody really care
If so I can’t imagine why
We’ve all got time enough to cry
And I was walking down the street one day
Being pushed and shoved by people trying to beat the clock, oh, no I just don’t know
I don’t know
And I said, yes I said
People runnin’ everywhere
Don’t know where to go
Don’t know where I am
Can’t see past the next step
Don’t have time to think past the last mile
Have no time to look around
Just run around, run around and think why
Does anybody really know what time it is
Does anybody really care
If so I can’t imagine why
We’ve all got time enough to die
ZEN PRO TIP:
Time flies like an arrow.
Fruit flies like a banana.
Haiku for you:
With spring comes new life
All creatures rejoice with warmth
Patient Winter looms
Dear gawd where is the really strong red wine?
It takes me 2-3 weeks to adjust after each change. For stores that are not open 24 hours each day, just adjust working hours (schools) (government agencies) (etc)..
This has become a useless exercise in living. Damn!
How about 5 minutes every day for 12 days?
I’ve tried 15 minutes per day but it doesn’t work. I just tough it out.
I never fail to fall back, it’s that horrible hour connected to Spring ahead that kicks my butt! I do get over it without much gloom, til…
The sun starts beaming brightly through the shades…
Those fucking squawking birds on the window pane….
Picnics in the backyard, grilling out and swimming …
Without really taking note, I like Spring quite much …..
If only we had one more hour!
Actually, on June 30 you will enjoy an extra .5 second!
.5 is better than none, sometimes we are grateful for the simple things. Like .5
Yes, and I’m honestly revealing that many women have told me that…..
Sunday morning…. my living room and my bedroom windows both face directly East. Right now a glorious fiery sun has risen over the mountain casting a backdrop through the bare trees and over the cattle in their pastures.
Coffee, cigar, music, a few shots of 100 Proof, and Peace. This morning Life is Good…..
TBG would much rather drive to work in the dark than drive home in the dark.
Keep DST year round or as Mr. Funderbook said, “Split the difference.”
In 2003, I bought a clock radio that was pre-programmed for DST. Then the Energy Policy Act of 2005 was passed. The change in DST went into effect in 2007. Now I have to change my clock four times a year.
THANK YOU WASHINGTON!
Here’s an idea, throw that clock away.
LOL Mr. Logical, that is why I follow you!
As soon as I throw it away Congress will repeal the law.
You are probably right and then they will pass a law with retroactive fines for disposing of clocks…
Lololol sad but possibly true
As a sign of how effective Congressional legislation is, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 was intended to promote the construction of nuclear reactors.
So effective has the law been that exactly ZERO reactors have gone online since passage of the law, but they have provided billions in funding. Don’t you just love Congress?
… good idea. But keep your cell phone, it updates the time o’ day automatically. ;-}
That’s why I don’t change the time on my microwave, coffeepot, wall clock, car, etc-etc until Sunday morning. I use the time on my cell phone. I also like the fact that I can rely on Verizon changing the time when I cross a time zone.
Ok Colonel, would like to know more. You have said you have TS clearancce, that much I have noted. You are obviously intelligent. Do you mind I’d I ask what beach of service? Was your clearance comparmentslized? Those are are questons I ask that don’t require personal onfo.
I am obviously interested ant in b info you are we Illinois to provide.
I do enjoy your views.
Is that you, GrandTurnip? Your lack of SjpelCheck gave me a clue…..
You must be fucking kidding. I know your personality, just can’t put a finger on it YET.
My lack of spellchecker is in large part due to a new Fablet, which I have owned a couple weeks, but my dogs seem to have a fondness for running between the wires and slamming it against tile or concrete depending where we are (more than 9ne scar :( )
And fat fingers on cell :)
Ohmigosh just reread what was typed, thank you!
I really need to use laptop, I stink at texting. I am sick of myself apologizing. Just keep thinking I’ll get better…..ha!
Are you trying to text and breastfeed at the same time? —-.CONFESS..!!
I think I once read that all of the Soviet Union was on Moscow time.
If it wasn’t true it was at least good–and believable–propaganda.
Finally, I like the old rants against DSL: “It will burn up the crops!”
That’s because the Ruskins didn’t have clocks east of the Urals back then. Now they just go outside and look at the Sun … Just like most of the world’s farmers do.
The sun comes up at the same time every day – dawn!
Light – too much of a good thing?
In the Fall when I turn back the clock, I feel younger.
Damn wish I did in the Spring, but summer brings it on :)
Me too! … Younger and a bit foolish.
Hmph! Like you need an excuse? LOLJ/K
Will is just pissed off because it makes it harder getting the kids to bed when it’s still daylight! Been there, done that!
Hah…he’s just a [email protected]$$…complainng about the time…when the country is falling apart…and FITS claims to be a political website…
Then why the fuck are YOU still here? Just an assholes with a major hard on and no one to take care of business? Yes, trite – fuck off.
he’s our comic relief.
You are no fucking sailor, if so, you too would be concerned. You aren’t that narrow minded? Or do you consider Snowden a hero? If so, you are no sailor, no soldier, no commander.
Snowden is a punk, but I’m glad he told us what the government was doing… how can I hate a person that does what I want?
He isn’t just a punk, but a lying punk who has been horribly mislead and lied. Assume you are a business owner, which you likely are, you hire someone to manage IT. Naturally you require some kind of contract with this person to protect proprietory information.
Now let’s assume this person has gone rogue, WANTS to sell you to the enemy. Highest bidder owns him. He doesn’t even know what he has.
He is no hero, but a traitor. I don’t ev r n think he has to worry what America will d9 to him. What is his future when Russia no longer needs him to spread their lies/propaganda?
More lenient? It is my opinion Snowden is a dead m a n, not entirely due to ignorance, but in part. When Russia no l9nger has intell8g we nce to gain, we what will they do? The only logical options, turn him over to America to be tried by our laws – that of course assumes some diplomacy between our countries. It is my opinion he will die bu Russia’s hand. Of course, natural causes, perhaps vehicular accident, some uncurable disease…..
BUT….IMO once they are done with him, he is a dead man who sold out the only country that could ot would save him.
Whoever clicked like and was able to decipher that horribly texting – thank you!
clicked like what?
Sorry to take so long to respond, I was typing from a Fablet that my dogs have definitely scarred, the screen cracked and the msg screen only works right sometimes, i.e. no ability to see what you are sending, just type. Not to mention, I am horrible at texting, particularly lengthy replies. I DO NOT recommend a Fablet, if so get one that is curved v. flat, easier to hold, no Samsung.
Anyways, I had a couple comments that were horribly autocorrected. I think I edited most of them and switched back to computer. :)
I’m a *genius*! I got a cockapoo and a zuchon. They were so easy to housebreak, and they don’t have that “mouthy” “scratchy” destructive yen… they’re small, cute, great indoor dogs.
The zuchon still eats shit when he goes out by himself, and comes back with poop breath, but it’s a small price to pay for such loving beasties.
I had a golden retriever… beautiful dog.. it fit in my two hands when I got him… cutest creature I think I’ve ever seen – even cuter than a squirrel… lots of energy… friendly… loyal… and then he got as big as a horse, and ate the couch. I put him in the back yard, and he tore the window screen off, and managed to claw and bite the trim off the window, and by the time I saw it, I could see light around the window, through the whiteboard, into the back yard… he’d dug up our bushes, and was working on pulling up a newly planted Bradford pear tree by the roots…
gave him away.
I use a kindle fire to surf and watch tv, but responding to a message with it would be like drinking water from a syringe.
LOL – I totally agree ” responding to a message with it would be like drinking water from a syringe.” I don’t really care for the Kindle, have one of those too, but battery life is not long enough, prefer and e-reader. Kindle also not convenient to carry around, I would prefer to simply carry a book of choice.
Having said that, in the heat of the moment, I will throw shit and hope something sticks.
I have FOUR labs. All but ONE a great house dog. That one dog who is a horrible house dog, I had to bring in, Alpha Male about to kill her.
The upside, she gave me a whole new reason for not exercising – she literally crapped on all my exercise equipment (like I really need an excuse – ha!).
Downside, I had just gotten the Fablet, my old phone died and time for a new one, thought it would be easier to text. It was ok for a few days, but breaks easily. It is on its 3rd week and pretty much dead, though I do use it – not what I had hoped for.
The battery problem isn’t a problem for me.. I take it with me to the chinese buffet, surf and read.. and by the time it runs out, I’m ready to go. Everyone, it seems, has a hot spot.
I have a fast charger by the bed… I plug it in there when I’m home.. sometimes I read until it poops out – I usually fall asleep first… and it’s not a horrible thing to keep it plugged in.. I watch cable with ear buds at night sometimes… for me, the kindle is perfect.
I’m always talking to people about their labs… always a fascinating story by everyone that owns one.. while I was getting some jewelry for my wife, the sales woman related a story about her dog… it kept up mischief all the time, and punishment never seemed to correct the behavior… then one day, as she escalated through frustration, she broke her hair brush on its ass.
I didn’t know quite how to feel about that… I’m just glad I gave mine away… to an old couple whose lab recently died… they had a dozen acres for Max to run around in… he’s a happy dog now.
I think I want to use mine far more than you do? My husband is the brains of technology, we used to walk through stores abd he would point out hardware he or others he directed in technology-based hardware, the commercial hardware he took part in.
It works great for him, but I am more Web based, application vs. hardware technology. He is always one step ahead when it comes to hardware and any imaginable ways you might want to use software to get there. In many ways appreciate that, but do not like him picking out hardware for me.
As foe the Labs, I have had great success
The other lab still 8n side and doing great, I just moved phone. Guess it’s a trade off, I do like my dog better than phone ;)
Nonetheless, the government is spying on us.
I personally think Snowden is a hero for telling the truth that we suspected all along. Since his outing of the govt. spying I am more careful about what I say on the phone. Both line and cell. The Patriot act was only good when we had an honorable administration. (Bush)
The Patriot act was only good when we had an honorable administration. (Bush)
Republicans need to learn the lesson of precedent.
I acidentally replied on wrong thread, but my cmoments still stand just a different direction.
My apologies Sailor, comment not meant for you.
The extra hour of daylight at the end of the day is worth $millions to companies that sell BBQ grills, golf equipment, and Halloween candy.
FITS does not give a S#!t about private-sector business. He’s a pro-government rat….who wants Obama to tell you what you can, and cannot do, as an American…
You are so full of BS I ponder why FITS shows your comments, but villians are always popular. You, are a tool of your own making.
You’re just P!$$#d because I refuse to “dialogue” with you…based on your ignorant premises…
You admit Obama is a TOTAL F*#king Failure…and the Democrats need to be castrated…or there is NO discussion…
And until we neuter you…the country is in a death spiral…
Oh, how to say this nicely. I do so prefer diplomacy v. Ignorance. We all have it in us, that ability to show the worst side.
Yes, you refuse a dialogue, preferring a monologue.
Simply said…..Fuck off. No longer interested.
You think the national unemployment rate is less than 6 percent and Bush’s gas prices were high over his first 6 years, than Obama’s…right?
And you think Obamacare is a good idea, homosexuals should be able to redefine marriage based on bedroom habits and illegals should be legalized by executive order…right?
You are wrong on all accounts. Still struggling to understand why you now want a dialogue with me?
Was there some part of fuck off you didn’t understand, or maybe you owe me an apology.
Both fine with me, BUT until you decide which and admit you DO in fact want a dialogue, please, bother me no more.
I’ll always F*#k with leftwing idiots and liars when I want to. I enjoy that…especially the dumbest of the F*#ks…who start running when I slap the S#!t out of you…LMAO..
Lame oh … That Halloween happens after the fall back … But hey, buy all that candy an hour earlier, anyway.
November 1, 2015
He just has to have something to bitch about.
That would be Will.
How the hell does this create a spike in A/C useage? It’s still the same 24-hours as before. I wish we’d go on DST and stay there, fuck the lazy shits who want to sleep all morning.
Hey Hey – easy there. I like my sleep :)
It is interesting, regardless topic, in my time on this site, conversation is what drives it. I believe most of us share “some” common beliefs, excluding the trolls.
Not many places you can openly agree/disagree. That is why I like this site. It allows everyone to participate, regardless of affiliation. While some like more than orhers, comments are Free Speech as much as possible. Otherwise, a number I’d kick off, but that isn’t what this site is uniquely about.
Just get to work an hour early for a change. You might get a raise.
love what you do.
Plan the work, then work the plan.
Use the right drugs.
Government takeover of time – it was bound to happen!
Tomorrow has to be a better day. My
Girl Scout cookies haven’t been delivered yet and everyone else already has
Ohmigosh those Girl Scout cookies that I can’t seem to resist! My husband buys them every year, can’t decide if if it is a love/hate relationship. Really depends how many cookies I eat ;)
Look up RADICAL FEMENISM: It’s HATE…
Leftwing zealots have figured out their ‘Turn On, Tune Out’ mantra of the 60’s left them w/ the munchies, and BROKE…
So now you’ve wormed your way into our institutions so you can feed your GREED off the productivity of the moral, that you so hate…
Soon enough, when people figure out who you are, and what you have done…every once-decent organization that you taint, will collapse, just as your leftist ideology will…
Most people on this site likely know who I am, they just don’t know. Chances are you and I have crossed paths in the past. A few names come to mind.
Simply put: the left has convinced mothers to do irreparable harm to their daughters in the name of “Women’s Rights” …when all they really do is cheapen womanhood, and send damaged people into the world…for us to have to deal with…
Sadly, it’s your child to indoctrinate…but I have children too…and mine have to interact w/ the broken products you create through your hate and ignorance…
I have no idea what “irreparable harm” you are referring to. Abortion? I am pro-life, but I do believe there are exceptions to that rule. For example, when a mothers life is in danger and she has other children to take care of. One of many. I have never, will never get an abortion, but there are cases I do think it may be the right thing.
I home school my child so she doesn’t have to grow up with the biases of the likes of you. I don’t indoctrinate her, because I believe in free will. When she asks me questions about faith or even Santa Claus, I ask her what she believes. IF anything I do comes close to indoctrination, I strongly encourage her to look for proof. Not just randomly believe some feel good bs
Those who do not not learn from the past, are doomed to repeat it.
You are really well-versed in the pop culture jargon. But be advised, if nothing else, it is a parent’s OBLIGATION to TEACH their child, not leave it to whim and fiat.
I guess in your case, the child could be worse off from your “teaching.” But it still saddens me that you choose what the world preaches because God offends you…
The world only wants what it can get out of your daughter, and when she is totally used up, it will toss her aside. Our society is filled w/ bitter “free spirits” in the bondage they chose because no one taught them the value of righteousness or true morality.
God made her, so he actually LOVES her, and wants all the spiritual glory there is for her. You should also.
You can have moral values that do not require a belief in your God. There are many philosophers and beliefs. Your belief in God or others does not offend me. I just choose not to participate.
Most of my family is religious, a few preachers/deacon in the family. I am not offended by their beliefs UNLESS they want to push them on me.
I have tried church after church, I find some of the most hateful people there. The big issue I struggle with, is not a belief in a Creator, but that Jesus is the Son of God. It never bothered me others believed that way, I always thought he was the Son of God much like all of us are. That isn’t good enough. I also don’t take the Bible literally.
It doesn’t offend me that you do believe based on faith, it offends me that you don’t respect my views.
It is also noteworthy that you include me in some “pop” culture era – again, a stretch.
All of the “morality” absent the True God will eventually crumble. The carcasses of many a civilization that worshiped your brand of “morality” line history’s highway.
Liberalism is a religion that dictates its morality of welfare, affirmative action, irrational race-hate and global warming, based only on faith, not reality.
And you FORCE your religious mandates on us. But how long before liberalism crashes on itself, just like Communism has. It is already beginning, as Obama has had unbridled control to impose your religion. And our country is on the edge of collapse.
Again: if you are ignorant of truth, as you DEFINITELY are…. the consequences are harsh. Hopefully one day – for the sake of your soul – your blindness will be healed.
Your hate is going to eat you up, sir. I think it’s interesting how many people use the word “entitled” to disparage others, but the same folks act completely entitled to be rude and hateful to others based on their own personal religious beliefs. The truth is, if I was looking for a spiritual foundation, your witness would completely disqualify your church. You are harming Christianity, not helping it. Stop doing Satan’s work, and be Jesus-like in your treatment of others. You have learned nothing from the Zacheus story, have you?
STFU you pious [email protected][email protected]…
GT he is absolutely correct. It is people like you who turn people like me, away from “religion.” I would have to re-read that whole story of Zacheus, can’t recall it from the Bible.
However, back when I was heavily vested in the church, taught Sunday School for children even, the one thing Jesus said that I held in highest regard, “love thy neighbor as thyself.”
I don’t need to say anything ugly, those words speak volumes given the context of this conversation.
PR: There is a growing TREND of people who (like you profess to) hate God…turn around and use one’s faith to attack and manipulate them. Liberals are doing it droves…
I know of only ONE type of language God commanded His people not to use. And He also DEMANDS we are angry over liars, injustice, corruption and hate…
The fact that you want to silence the people defining you for what you are…is NO license to Control how Christians, or anyone else, speaks…
IOW: Nice try…but go use it on someone Stupid enough to fall for your unholy Bull-S#!t…
As for loving your neighbor…if you love him, you will protect him from FILTHY, corrupt liars, like Obama, and those who would use him by incorporating faith as a weapon to empower themselves, and attack him…
Hope that clears it up for you…
I have never professed to hate God, in your perverted way of thinking, I can understand how you twist it to mean that. I do NOT like religion or religious bigots who profess to know all. Speak as if he were god himself.
Your God is much more hateful than any god I would follow. Are you sure you aren’t following Lucifer?
Again, you are incorrect, I have not made an effort to silence you. Tune you out at times perhaps, but I’ve not advocated to have you removed from this site.
What did Jesus say about unconditional love?
Hope that clears it up for you.
1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; …
It is VERY common to cherry pick the Bible, in order to manipulate others.
I find it a DISGUSTING trait. If you read but cannot see, it is all futile.
And most everyone I know who has to resort to the Bible verse repeating as “their” word is trying to cover for something they cannot or will not say about themselves. God gave us the Bible to learn how to articulate His word. Not regurgitate conveniently, because you have been found out by one who truly sees a light, you are denying.
You cannot serve two masters. If you do not serve God, you serve the Devil. God says that. You have disavowed God.
Why is it you Liberals will boastfully tell us EXACTLY who you are…then flee like cowards when we acknowledge what you loudly, and proudly, proclaim????
I have disavowed religion, I have not made up my mind if a God truly exists. I am what in todays terms is coined an Agnostic Theist. In yesterdays terms a Deist perhaps.
You make too many assumptions, I am onto your game, you want to know more about me, and try to draw it out using your obtuse remarks.
I’ll save you the trouble, I have voted Republican for roughly 24-28 years. My first vote was for a democrat, I wanted to see a female vice president and youthful in age. The only time I broke party line was my vote for Ross Perot. I was a disgruntled war veteran, who realized America doesn’t really give a care about you, your contract with the government is one sided. I was angry and looking for something new. In hind sight, my anger may have been misdirected, but hindsight is always 20/20.
I started in politics as a right leaning centrist. I actually moved too far right at one point, but ended up right back where I started. With one small exception, I realized the hate and lies spewed by the FAR right.
Too much show, so little results.
There is nothing new under the sun. That includes you.
Again: You are either a child of light..or a child of the dark.
You sound VERY mixed up. Chaos is loved by the Devil, and the Democrat Party. One as unsure as you, can be very easily manipulated.
I pray you give God a chance to calm the storm that is rendering you so unstable.
It isn’t that black and white, if I have to choose sides, I choose light – it travels fast. That is a poke of sorts, due to the nature of our dialogue, but I do understand what you are saying. My heart is good, I sleep well at night and yes, I still pray….”God if you are out there….”
It is a storm. When you have been brought up all your life to believe certain values and realize some things just aren’t right.
I have always questioned religion, why should I not? I have found that most people are so defensive. That only made me want to dive deeper for meaning, understanding and what is my role in this life? What is life?
I took a Religions of the World course, taught by a Professor that I believe Baptist (he was rumored by student to have been spotted at a Baptist Church for service). It was a life changing event for me. Turned my secure world upside down with facts.
I started questioning, looking for answers to something that had shattered my world. When the Church is questioned, most, not all, answer defensively.
I interpret that to mean, they simply don’t know. The most educated in Theology are typically Catholic, which I don’t agree with in large part, but their priests are required to have a degree in something vs. spouting opinions.
I just keep digging in my personal time for answers to the unanswerable. I find myself looking at philosophy B.C.
It sounds like your are selling your soul to the dark because you are mad at your parents for raising you Christian. That is very common, and immature. I had some of the same yearnings early in college. I lived in the dark hard enough to find that it is true: The wage of sin is death. I THANK God for repentance.
Hopefully you’ll realize loathing for your parents is irrational. Especially when you find they act out of love…and the leftwing just wants to use you to empower themselves and feed their greed.
God will never turn His back on you. But as soon as you disavow the Devil, He, and his minions in the world, will viciously attack you. If they cannot have your soul, they want you suffering and dead. God wants you in His glorious light, and that is all.
Now, I have some questions for you. We all give to get. Why do you believe what you do? What is your education? Your voting record? Your political beliefs (excluding religion). What do you believe and why? What facts do you offer?
I, like you, have volunteered all of my info. Difference is: I don’t deny who, and what, I am when called on it.
Very briefly: I’m college educated (B.A.) I have NEVER voted for a Democrat. Conservatism leads to prosperity. Liberalism – is a very false religion of hate, and strife. It has proven over and over to lead to failure.
I have seen political ideas put into practice. I’ve explained them over and over on this site. Do a little research.
Bush’s economy, by any measure, was BOOMING, w/ cheap energy, almost full employment and abundant opportunity. Obama has been an abject failure, by all measures. Even the Stock Mkt. has to be propped up, and is part of the reason we have an $18 trillion deficit. Reagan was a Great president, and we prospered under him, and we were proud. And on and on…just like the GOP-ruling Congress of the 1990s.
Under Obama, we are an ugly nation, operating at our worse. Economically we’re weak and we are defined by Obama, at our weakest, and most embarrassing points…not our strengths. And he is THE MOST racist president in my lifetime, by far. There is NO EXCUSE for that.
I could go on. But the left, and the middle are either too stupid or too dishonest to admit the truth.
And when liars rule, we all suffer. And we are suffering severely as a nation, now.
I am not sure who coined this phrase, but I believe it “I would rather die a honest sinner than a lying hypocrite.”
I am of the opinion you and Sheldon (Big Bang Theory – comedy) share a similar philosophy. So the scenario goes that Penny informs Sheldon that you attract more flies with honey than vinegar. His retort was something along the lines of “you attract even more with manure, so what’s your point?”
It is obvious to most of us why his answer, while humorous, is not going to win any one over.
Spewing hate and dissent is an equivalent.
Name one philosopher, aside from the Jesus philosophy you have read and appreciate.
I have EXPERIENCED a lot of life. You likely suffer from feelings of boredom because you were born into comfort, and raised that way…and you only adhere to what you are told, w/o much life experience, independence or individuality…
I don’t mind the milquetoast suburbanites like you…But I do laugh when you try to pontificate to people like me, who have not been cocooned to the degree I have contempt for those who protected me…
I prayed for what you had, growing up, because I had not. It’s why the abundance America affords satisfies me, while you seem to seek some thrill, that will only lead to your being used, and damaged by bad people you trust.
You have no appreciation, because you have not been w/o. And you value little because you’ve never really worked for it, or been told no. That’s why liberals believe in giving away that which others have earned.
Again, you presume to know me, you are dying to label me. Good luck!
I use EXACTLY what you have presented to me about yourself, to form an accurate composite. Why do you now flee from what you have openly told me about you?
I am not fleeing from anything. I just can’t be computer 24/7 and horrible at texting.
ah ha! one thing you can’t share – another philosopher. Interesting.
You are a TEXTBOOK liberal. LMAO…
Bottom line: I think for myself, although I’m VERY well-read. You have expressed a lot of ignorance, and self-doubt…yet you chide me in my assuredness, because I do not vomit another’s opinion…..
Mimicking those who think for you is NOT a sign of intelligence or wisdom. It only indicates that you fear being honest, because you are insecure in your ability to confidently express yourself …
Simply answer my question should you desire dialogue – it’s a choice and you are in control.
In case you forgot question, name just one philosopher B.C. you can state what they believe and/or an area of agreement. Just one.
You have the need for the answer. I need not. So it looks like you’re F*#ked.
Laughing so hard it hurts…..who is fucked? Regardless who you are, you just lost your best audience and contributor to your BS. Good luck selling that somewhere else.
I do pray for your family.
I think you might better ask whichever philosopher you so value as your guide if he/she has read me. I seem to have perplexed you to the point that those you so admire, look like simpletons…LMAO…
Just admit your knowledge is so narrow that you have likely never even entertained the possibility that someone BC might have common views, but did not promise that eternal life you so desire.
Who is making philosophy what they want out of ignorance, simply faith based – a simpleton who calls himself GT.
Give you enough rope…LMAO…
I think you proved yourself to be either pretty young (inexperienced) or just of limited intelligence — with that [email protected]$$#d (and desperate) premise.
I have a son in 5th grade, and he’s too smart to pose something that ignorant, in a discussion…
I think it’s obvious I’ve already given you way too much of my time and attention. I’d be very surprised to find that you have a college degree. And if you do, it’s an indictment on the institution that gave it to you.
My needs are relatively simple. In the latter part of your comment – your wish.
In all reality you are pissed because you have no answer. Not sure what parallel universe you reside in, but pretty sure are the antagonist.
I also checked into the Girl Scout topic, what you said isn’t true. They simply don’t take a position on those topics and try to remain neutral. Some groups are religious, others are not.
From their website regarding social issues:
While we are a secular organization that refrains from teaching religious or spiritual beliefs or practices, we believe that the motivating force in Girl Scouting is a spiritual one, and we greatly value our longstanding partnerships with religious organizations across many faiths that share the values of the Girl …
FAQs | Social Issues – Girl Scouts
Girls Scouts is heavily invested in an international group that is very pro-abortion and pro-homosexual. And it encourages sexual activity among girls as young as 10.
You will seek only only the answers that fit your myths. That is very common among liberals, and the people they manipulate.
I will pray for you, and more importantly, any child in your care. I grew up in a far more AT RISK, impoverished situation than your children, I’m sure. But I had a grandmother, who prayed for my welfare, daily. Because of that, and the graciousness and freedom afforded by patriotic America, I believe I was able to improve my situation drastically, as an adult.
You may begin w/ more, but so many Godless homes produce children broken and spiritually raped. They end up being lost because they had parents who chose a false god.
Selfishness and pride are empty and deadly. I pray you learn that before you bargain the souls of your children to the master of darkness and hopelessness. Again, I will pray for you.
I have been against my daughter being a girl scout, therefore I am not looking for an excuse.
My husband was a boy scout in his youth, I live in a very rural and conservative pocket of the state. He explained to me how girl scouts works, if you can imagine, because we are looking for other social outlets. I assure you any girl scout association in this area is going to be very religious in nature.
You might find it interesting that I started homeschooling after we moved because the schools here, while nurturing are academically weak, as is the case in many rural areas. My daughter’s preschool was a private Christian school.
There is only one private Christian school with a 30 minute driving distance that I strongly considered, it’s a Catholic school, but the tuition is in the same ballpark price range as college tuition. While there are plenty of other private schools in the area, it is my understanding these are your hell, fire and brimstone, tyically nondenominational. Some of these private schools require the parents to sign a statement of faith, that while I can agree in part, cannot possibly agree with all. That is their right, but I am not going lie about what I do or do not believe.
You may also find it interesting I was actually baptized Pentecostal Holiness, without a clue they handled snakes in a church I went to as a kid lol.
Thank you for your prayers.
You sound as if you associate faith in Jesus Christ as a club-type endeavor. Being baptized Pentecostal Holiness is irrelevant. That, like Liberalism, is just another religion. And liberals handle a much more toxic and eternal poison than than that injected by snakes.
You’re playing with fire deceitfully disguised as cool water…
And while you seem to be TOTALLY invested in your child’s secular enrichment, your ignorance of the soul is painful for me. If we have no spirit, humanity is meaningless. That is a very sad way for a mother to view life….I’m thankful to God Almighty, that those who loved me, were not as flippant as you about what matters so much.
I have found it is a club type endeavor, one I simply don’t join.
Nothing like having Sunday lunch with a family right after they come home from church. The table is buzzing with the newest gossip of the hour.
again dumbtango admits to taking welfare
“Not just randomly believe some feel good bs”
You’d deny her management potential?
Lol…you bet I would!
It’s probably for LOVE. However, if you are thin and he’s constantly bringing you treats that tend to FATTEN you, then you should get curious…..(I think).
My 6 year old and I argued horrible about the last 3 peanut butter/chocolate cookies – she won!
You support a gaggle controlled by radical feminists that teaches little girls that ripping a fetus from the womb is the right thing to do…???
That’s where DSS is failing…ignoring the $#!t [email protected]$$#$ like you do to children…
she should have, bless her heart….
Girl Scouts have been taken over by pro-abortion, pro-homosexual radical feminists. Not to mention the cookies either suck, and are unhealthy…
It is ignorant to fund hatred and immorality…Would you buy honey buns just because Hitler Youth was selling them???
We need to voluntarily resist these DANGEROUS forces that have raided the once-good institutions in our society so they will fold…
“You cannot be used like a mindless dolt, just because they send a little girl to your door to fool the uneducated…”
Oh, yeah! Well this is Shifty Henry speaking here — many of those “little girls” bring their “big girl” mothers with them. Thank you very much..!!
And bye the bye, GrandTurnip — are you aware of the fact that Girl Scouts carry chalk with them to mark the mailboxes, gates and doors of certain creepy folks?
No, I had no idea of that…But I don’t have to guess as to how YOU would know that…LMAO…
learned that trick from the hobos
does not get much creepier than grandturnips trailer
I’m sure any decent mother has the PERV-Alert on FULL signal, too…when you open the door…
PS: If a creep likes you gets around my children or my wife…you better know your place…I don’t play around. You are probably dangerous, if you’re that dishonest about who you are and you are that hard up, you buy cookies to get around unsuspecting women……
The word on his street is that GT’s companion is a Raggedy Ann Doll, and that he personally makes her outfits. He prefers to use the 1940 McCall’s Pattern #820 because it comes with a cape pattern. The gossip is that used patterns for ‘night out’ and ‘bedtime’ outfits have been found in his trash.
You’re married?!? Mail order bride?
bless her heart.
shouldnt you be more concerned he has kids?
My husband keeps mentioning getting our child involved with Girl Scouts. I could not remember the stigma I associated with the organization, though I do know I don’t want my daughter going door to door. You may have actually said something thought provoking.
I’ll still buy their cookies though!
One girl scout spent all of her time making knots. She knew every knot, and knotted everything she touched. One day she watched her mother making dough for bread. She picked up a piece and invented the pretzel!
As a farmer I like daylight saving time and wish we could keep it year round. But either way keep it the same.
I think I am just now catching up with that Spring Ahead ;)
Thanks, folks & Folks, this has been one of the most fun threads yet….
I agree! Of all the interesting topics to discuss it would be daylight savings ;)
Even the state’s liquor laws know that DST is dumb.
DST? I can only assume you must be talking about some deep space theory ;)
It is interesting though ;)
GT hates Girl Scouts? Just when I thought further descent was not possible. It all began with Brownie bigotry in a benighted boyhood I’m bound to believe.
I am convinced it was nothing less than the Peanut Butter bigotry ;)
I hate to say this, but somebody really needs to show Grand Tango the door.
He IS entertaining – who else would we argue with? :)