Tuesday, September 22, 2020

The Pharisees didn't like Jesus or Ruth Bader Ginsburg


This Facebook post the other day drew some attention:

The physical death of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a Jew, dwarfs the coronavirus threat to America. The physical death of Justice Ginsburg puts the very soul of America in ICU.
As President Trump, whose life suggests he has zero relationship with Jesus Christ, rushes to put yet another Christian-right Pharisee on the United States Supreme Court, will U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnel honor his own words in 2016, “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court justice,” or will McConnel be the kind of hypocrite Pharisee that Jesus decried in the Gospels?
One if my favorite movies is "Minority Report". In a future society, three cloistered female mediums are relied on by law enforcement to predict which people will commit serious crimes and those people are apprehended before they commit the crimes. The tension in the film hinges on two of the mediums predicting a person is going to commit a dangerous crime, while the third medium dissents, By the end of the film, the dissenter prevails and the other two mediums come away looking bad.
In his day Jesus was the minority report. Today, Jesus still is the minority report.
For decades, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the minority report on the United States Supreme Court. She spoke for the soul of America.


  • She was a wretched bitch who publically cursed Trump before his second state of the union address. A mean, classless act....!!!!
    • Always great to speak ill of the dead. You want a mean, classless act: look in the mirror.
  • Sloan needs time to mend his mind !
  • You are very correct Sloan. Our hope lies in several GOP senators having integrity.
    • Perhaps a few Senators recall that the Founding Fathers were dead set against their newly-firmed nation being nun by religious fanatics led by a man who flouted ungodliness?
    • Sloan Bashinsky
       We can only hope. I am optimistic.
    • I am thinking about getting a new passport as insurance, but a friend of mine who is fed up with America and has lived in foreign countries was only allowed recently to return to one, Mexico. Serious irony.
    • I have friends in Canada. I'm sure I could move there. Still hope no need.
    • We'll see (as Trump is wont to say)
    • But then, what if Trump wins and all the blue states secede, citing The Declaration of Independence, the Confederacy and George Wallace. This was on Facebook recently:
      Stolen Satire:
      Dear Red States...
      We've decided we're leaving. We intend to form our own country, and we're taking the other Blue States with us. In case you aren't aware, that includes Hawaii, Oregon, California, New Mexico, Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and all the Northeast.
      We believe this split will be beneficial to the nation, and especially to the people of the new country of New Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and Washington D.C. We also get Costco and Boeing.
      To sum up briefly: You get Texas, Oklahoma and all the slave states. We get stem cell research and the best beaches.
      We get the Statue of Liberty. You get Branson, Missouri.
      We get Intel and Microsoft. You get WorldCom. We get 85 percent of America's venture capital and entrepreneurs. You get Alabama. We get two-thirds of the tax revenue, you get to make the red states pay their fair share. Since our aggregate divorce rate is 22 percent lower than the Christian Coalition's, we get a bunch of happy families.
      Please be aware that Nuevo California will be pro-choice and
      anti-war, and we're going to want all our citizens back from Iraq at once. If you need people to fight, ask your evangelicals. They have kids they're apparently willing to send to their deaths for no purpose, and they don't care if you don't show pictures of their children's caskets coming home.
      With the Blue States in hand, we will have firm control of 80 percent of the country's fresh water, more than 90 percent of the pineapple and lettuce, 92 percent of the nation's fresh fruit, 95 percent of America's quality wines (you can serve French wines at state dinners) 90 percent of all cheese, 90 percent of the high tech industry, most of the U.S. low-sulfur coal, all living redwoods, sequoias and condors, all the Ivy and Seven Sister schools, plus Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Cal Tech and MIT.
      With the Red States, on the other hand, you will have to cope with 88 percent of all obese Americans (and their projected health care costs), 92 percent of all U.S. mosquitoes, nearly 100 percent of the tornadoes, 90 percent of the hurricanes, 99 percent of all Southern Baptists, virtually 100 percent of all televangelists, Rush Limbaugh, Alex Jones and Rand Paul.
      We get Hollywood and Yosemite, thank you.
      Additionally, 62 percent of you believe life is sacred unless we're discussing the death penalty or gun laws, 44 percent say that evolution is only a theory, 53 percent that Saddam was involved in 9/11 and 61 percent of you crazy bastards believe you are people with higher morals then we lefties.
      Oh, and you can have all The new Corona cases since you're too dumb and self- centered to wear a mask.
      Peace out,we are the people
      Blue StatesπŸ₯°πŸ˜‡
    • GIt would be interesting for sure.
  • It’s funny that 2000 years have passed and you still are Compelled to mention the named Jesus; will you and Ginsburg be remembered 20 years from now: just asking for a friendπŸ‘πŸ˜Ž❤️πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
    • Peculiar question, is the friend you? Someone with something to hide? Someone I unfriended or blocked who lacked ability for civil discourse or manners to stop posting at my Facebook after I requested that? The question contains aggression, resentment and ignorance. Whether or not I will be remembered in 20 years is as rhetorical as whether you, Charles, or your "friend", will be remembered in 20 years. Who is not remembered 20 years after they leave this life? Even the lowliest person is remembered by someone for that long, or longer. So, perhaps the "friend" meant remembered by history. I see I'm easy to find on the Internet, so perhaps I will be part of that history 20 years from now, as will some of the books I have written. I will be remembered in Key West and the Florida Keys for a good while, because of my against-the-grain political involvement and blogging there. But all that is irrelevant in the arena of the likes of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Jesus, about whom there is a great deal already written and a great deal more to be written. In his day, Jesus was not liked by the Pharisees (the conservatives). He was killed by them. In her day, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was not liked by the Pharisees (the conservatives). She is vilified by them. Ginsburg kinda reminds me of Joan of Ark, Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Gloria Steinem, who is reported to have said, "The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off." Jesus said in the Gospels, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Ginsburg did not claim to be like Jesus, but I bet my life and my soul Jesus really likes her.


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