I agree with some of the comments on this, particularly, “What a little idiot”….
It’s bad enough he has to inflict his homogenized “music” on a generation, now he thinks he can comment on every subject…
And, of course he responds based on how it all relates to him…
I bet he can’t even spell “holocaust”….
The worst things about these baby “stars” is the are taught the entire world centers on them and they get no education….
If his parents weren’t so greedy, the would make him take a break and go back to school. Starting in a remedial Kindergarten…
It’s just a matter of time before he becomes the next Lindsay Lohan….
This kind of makes us cringe.
Justin Bieber stopped by the Anne Frank House on Friday (April 12), touring the Amsterdam hiding place of the young Holocaust victim and diarist. But it wasn’t his appearance that got people talking — it was his comments.
According to the Anne Frank House’s Facebook page, the 19-year-old singer — who is now on the European leg of his Believe tour and performed in the nearby Dutch city of Arnhem in the Netherlands on Saturday night — left a message in the museum’s guestbook, writing:
“Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber.”
The comment stirred up a lot of conversation on social media, with people calling Bieber “a little idiot” who is “way too full of himself.”
More bad publicity for the State of North Carolina…
This is from one the latest batch of GOP idiots elected to the State Legislature last election- when the Democrats stayed home….
Elections have consequences and that one had big ones- it handed the State Legislature to the GOP along with the power to gerrymander the districts to make it safe for people like this to keep their seats…
But this woman is just beyond stupid…
But if you click the link and look at her picture….
A Republican legislator in North Carolina told a constituent that she has misgivings with an Islamic prayer being conducted before a legislative meeting because she doesn’t “condone terrorism,” the Raleigh News & Observer reported Wednesday.
In an email exchange obtained by the News & Observer, state Rep. Michele Presnell (R) was responding to a constituent who asked her if she is comfortable with a prayer to Allah taking place before the meeting.
“No, I do not condone terrorism,” Presnell responded to the constituent.
Presnell did not immediately respond to TPM’s request for comment.
The constituent was taking Presnell to task over an ACLU lawsuit against a North Carolina county over Christian prayers being conducted before commissioners meetings there. That lawsuit was the impetus for a bill that would nullify any federal ruling on prayer in the state, on which Presnell is a co-sponsor.
Well, they don’t get much simpler or crazier than Pat but he sure isn’t humble….
He thinks Americans should be “simple” and “humble” like Africans so we would believe in Miracles.
This is a) racist and b) stupid.
He’s really saying only the ignorant can be fooled into believing in miracles….
Or, in my mind, in the Republican Party and Televangelists….
Those guys count on ignorance….
And of course he knows nothing about the complexity and history of Africa.
He’s commenting from his own ignorant, Old South Plantation Era mindset…
It may have been April 1st yesterday, but televangelist Pat Robertson wasn’t kidding when he told a viewer that Americans aren’t experiencing God’s miracles because they are too “sophisticated.”
Why do miracles “happen with great frequency in Africa, and not here in the USA?” asked a 700 Club patron Ken. “People overseas didn’t go to Ivy League schools,” Robertson replied with a chuckle.
“We are so sophisticated, we think we’ve got everything figured out,” the Christian Broadcasting Network chairman continued. “We know about evolution, we know about Darwin, we know about all these things that says God isn’t real, we know about all this stuff.”
According to Robertson, it’s the “skepticism and secularism” that is being taught at “the most advanced schools” around the country that is keeping God’s miracles at bay.
Meanwhile, Africans are “simple” and “humble.” “You tell ‘em God loves ‘em and they say, ‘Okay, he loves me’,” said Robertson. “You say God will do miracles and they say, ‘Okay, we believe him’.”
If Americans wish to experience more miracle, Robertson concluded, they must reject their miracle-negating sophistication in favor of the more credulous African way of life.
The North Carolina GOP has really been busy this week….
Busy trying to piss off as many people as possible….
So far, they’ve introduced legislation to establish a State Religion and ignore the Constitution, to block Student voters, to repeal racial justice legislation, privatize medicaid and now…
They want to make it more difficult to get a divorce in North Carolina.
See, they have something for everyone! Not just Gay people, Black people, Young people….Everyone!
Who do they think is going to be left who is not too pissed off to vote for them?
As I’ve said before, it takes a rare kind of ineptitude for the Dems not to be able to defeat this crew of crazies….
From the Raleigh News and Observer….
A pair of Republican lawmakers want to make it harder to get a divorce in North Carolina by making estranged couples wait longer and go to counseling.
The Healthy Marriage Act would extend to two years the current one-year waiting period in order for a divorce to be finalized. During that time, the couple would have to complete courses on improving their communications skills and conflict resolution.
If the couple has children, they would have to take at least a four-hour class on the impact of divorce on children.
Veteran Sen. Austin Allran of Hickory is the primary sponsor. Second term Sen. Warren Daniel of Morganton has signed on to Senate Bill 518.
Separated couples could resume living together during the two-year waiting period, under the bill. Either the husband or the wife would have to have lived in North Carolina for six months before filing for divorce.
It would also strike from the current law a provision that says “isolated incidents of sexual intercourse” don’t count against the one-year waiting period. It’s not clear if that means an occasional fling with your estranged partner does count against you under the proposed law.
I seem to be pulled into the “marriage” debate a lot lately….
To be clear, we have 6 sets of dishes, so I originally didn’t see the need for Gay Marriage.
As time has passed- almost 16 years with m partner- I’ve seen the need for gay marriage from a legal and societal point of view. I, and most enlightened, educated people understand that marriage is a legal contract that provides security for couples- and gay or straight is irrelevant to this legal contract.
Frankly, to me at this point in my life, it’s more about protecting joint assets, determining who can visit you in the hospital and make major medical and legal decision if you are incapacitated. It’s about who makes sure, when the time comes, your wishes are honored to be cremated and have a tasteful memorial- instead of being painted and stuffed and subjected to a hypocritical Southern Baptist Funeral by people who barely know you….
It’s also really nice to give a big party and celebrate who you love with a couple of hundred of your closest friends. And maybe get some more dishes….
I’ve also been read by an old friend for not taking Marriage seriously as a religious institution. That’s because it isn’t- at least not primarily so. It’s a legal contract. Period. That’s why you have to get a marriage license from the government before running off to your clergy person, if you choose that route….
There is such a thing as the separation of Church and State whether these people like it or not….
The religious significance of Marriage depends on the Religion. And the time and place….that does not supplant the legal, contractual importance of marriage.
I’m fine with a religious marriage ceremony- as long as it’s a secondary religious observance of a civil contract.
Legal rights come first. And “traditional marriage” is a concept that has changed radically over time- both in the Christian and non-Christian world.
I won’t even touch the Biblical Old Testament definition of marriage as it’s too complicated and messy for even me to explain, so I’ll leave it to Mrs Betty Bowers:
And those who think Gay Marriage is an especially new invention should read this from “The Week”….
Same-sex unions aren’t a recent invention. Until the 13th century, male-bonding ceremonies were common in churches across the Mediterranean. Apart from the couples’ gender, these events were almost indistinguishable from other marriages of the era. Twelfth-century liturgies for same-sex unions — also known as “spiritual brotherhoods” — included the recital of marriage prayers, the joining of hands at the altar, and a ceremonial kiss. Some historians believe these unions were merely a way to seal alliances and business deals. But Eric Berkowitz, author of Sex and Punishment, says it is “difficult to believe that these rituals did not contemplate erotic contact. In fact, it was the sex between the men involved that later caused same-sex unions to be banned.” That happened in 1306, when the Byzantine Emperor Andronicus II declared such ceremonies, along with sorcery and incest, to be unchristian.
And now, a trip back in time to Gay life in Peyton Place….
“I found me a hot lover friend!” My friend Gary screamed this out one night as we passed him on “The Block” in front of the Church on Main Street. He had ridden his bicycle down there and it was stashed, hanging partially out of the trunk of a Mercedes sedan. It was one o’clock in the morning and he was leaning out of the passenger window as he smiled and waived at his friends as he left “The Block”. We thought he must have been picked up by an “out of towner” that night or he would never have been allowed to be so obvious.
But strange things could happen on “The Block.” His new Lover Friend could have just been an infrequent visitor to the Block whose wife was out of town. The guy may have just had too much liquid courage to be cautious. Gary was justifiably proud of his achievement. It wasn’t often a boy of 18 like, like Gary, ended up in a Mercedes. Well, on second thought, it did happen more often than one might suppose.
A day ahead of the papal conclave, faces at the scandal-struck Vatican were even redder than usual after it emerged that the Holy See had purchased a €23 million (£21 million) share of a Rome apartment block that houses Europe’s biggest gay sauna.
The senior Vatican figure sweating the most due to the unlikely proximity of the gay Europa Multiclub is probably Cardinal Ivan Dias, the head of the Congregation for Evangelisation of Peoples, who is due to participate in tomorrow’s election at the Sistine Chapel.
This 76-year-old “prince of the church” enjoys a 12-room apartment on the first-floor of the imposing palazzo, at 2 Via Carducci, just yards from the ground floor entrance to the steamy flesh pot. There are 18 other Vatican apartments in the block, many of which house priests.
Chapter 70: Lover Friends | My Southern Gothic Life
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