Posts by Colofornian

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  • How would you grade Lester Holt? [FREEP this MSNBC poll]

    09/27/2016 6:17:22 AM PDT · 1 of 47
    Colofornian
  • Cheryl Mills has been given immunity on the email scandal according to Fox News.

    09/23/2016 9:15:42 AM PDT · 77 of 125
    Colofornian to 11th_VA; All

    The way our govt operates, they ALL receive immunity, starting with Illary!

  • Arrest over Body in Yatd Sale Freezer

    09/16/2016 6:19:31 PM PDT · 13 of 36
    Colofornian to jcon40

    “Yatd” sale...exactly the way it’s said.in Boston & thereabouts

  • “Great Kid” Killed While Committed Home Invasion Pretending To Be Police

    09/14/2016 2:41:35 PM PDT · 49 of 55
    Colofornian to LouieFisk

    Exactly.

  • “Great Kid” Killed While Committed Home Invasion Pretending To Be Police

    09/14/2016 1:12:07 PM PDT · 14 of 55
    Colofornian to detective; All
    A long time ago, I happened to be in a friend's apartment at the wrong time. (That relationship had become decreased in interaction over the preceding years)

    That friend, who would have been deemed an easy mark, occasionally dabbled in drugs; and apparently two people wanted it & came after it right as I was visiting.

    So I know what it's like to have a gun pointed @ me during an apartment robbery.

    Those two gun-toters back in that day who robbed a disabled person were hoodlums & could in no way be defined "great" in any way.

    Neither was this hoodlum; he was no adolescent "trick or treater."

  • Is the Jesus of Mormonism the Jesus of the Bible? (James White dialogs with Alma Allred.)

    09/14/2016 12:19:54 PM PDT · 156 of 167
    Colofornian to WENDLE
    The “TRI’ in TRInity means three.

    Exactly, and the problem is we don't deny the "three" -- yet seemingly fail to realize that the very 4 letters of "nity" comes from uNITY !!!!

    When I coached , I told the young men to “play as one”. “One team , one heart”. We actually stomped out feet together in rhythm to symbolize one heart beat. That is all Jesus was saying about marriage

    So, to you, the institution of marriage is no more unified than, say, your average Little League team!!!

    (No wonder our nation, & marriage overall, has been in such trouble! Reductionism)

    Again, no matter how you approach unity of marriage -- even if it's only "allegorical" to you -- guess what?

    The average allegorical unified marriage is more "one" than the "allegorical" oneness of God you present here on this thread!!!

    My spouse & I are more "one" than your god is!!!

  • Is the Jesus of Mormonism the Jesus of the Bible? (James White dialogs with Alma Allred.)

    09/14/2016 11:40:16 AM PDT · 150 of 167
    Colofornian to WENDLE; aMorePerfectUnion; All
    God created Jesus — absolutely and physically through Mary. If you don’t believe that then you have a big theological problem.

    Wendle you have a MUCH BIGGER problem.

    I mean what DO you then do with NT passages like John 8:58 and John 17:5?

    58 “Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!” 59 At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds. (John 8)

    Jesus was "I am" even before Abraham was born!

    5 And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began. (John 17)

    What also do you do with Colossians 1, Hebrews 1, John 1???

    15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him ALL things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (Colossians 1)

    in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. (Hebrews 1...see also vv. 8-10)

    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. (John 1)

  • Is the Jesus of Mormonism the Jesus of the Bible? (James White dialogs with Alma Allred.)

    09/14/2016 11:33:23 AM PDT · 149 of 167
    Colofornian to WENDLE; MHGinTN; All
    God doesn’t send Himself.

    So, Wendle let us get this straight:

    Let's start with a comparison to how Jesus defined a married unit:

    5 and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? 6 So they are no longer two, but one flesh. (Matthew 19)

    So, quick quiz for you Wendle: Does Jesus define a marital unit as "two"...or "one"??? [Hint, hint: "they are NO LONGER TWO, BUT ONE...]

    So Jesus defines a married couple as "one,"-- yet interestingly, in stark contrast, you define God as three? Really? [What do you then do with ALL of those Bible references to a single true God, the one true God, etc?]

    Here's the result of your strained "logic": So the average unified Christian married couple is more "one" than your God? (Does He know that?)

    'Cause this married couple is one flesh...one in purpose...one identity (same last name)...often one in worldview & will...etc.

    So the creation of God is "more" one and more unified than your god or the Mormon "creator"gods...

    Well, just tiddly winks! Imagine that!

  • Is the Jesus of Mormonism the Jesus of the Bible? (James White dialogs with Alma Allred.)

    09/14/2016 11:25:07 AM PDT · 146 of 167
    Colofornian to WENDLE; aMorePerfectUnion; All
    To call Mormons ( which I am not) a “cult” is blatant naked judgmental bigotry. (Wendle)

    Tell us Wendle: Isn't accusing posters here that reference Mormonism as of "cult" status as engaging in "blatant naked judgmental bigotry" in and of itself a "blatant" example of "naked judgmental bigotry"???

    Where do you get off, or where do you get a "license" to call other FREEPERs "judgmental" (Isn't that in & of itself making a "judgment"?)
    Where do you get off, or where do you get a "license" to call other FREEPERs "bigots?" (Isn't that in & of itself judgmental?)

    So ONLY YOU among all in this thread have a right to engage in bare naked blatant "judgmentalism"???

    Again, who issues such "licenses" -- decrees allowing only you this elite status?

    Tell us, Wendle, where do the rest of us go to apply for such granted licenses?

  • Is the Jesus of Mormonism the Jesus of the Bible? (James White dialogs with Alma Allred.)

    09/13/2016 11:20:53 AM PDT · 10 of 167
    Colofornian to fishtank; All

    Short answer: No!

  • Hillary Clinton's Health Is Not a 'Real Issue' Because No Rational Person Would Vote on It

    09/13/2016 7:27:56 AM PDT · 51 of 51
    Colofornian to Zakeet; All

    If “No rational person would vote” on Hillary’s health, then good, the Dems can start actually coming clean on it vs. attempting to hide it!

  • vanity. Just turned off the broncos/panthers game

    09/08/2016 10:10:00 PM PDT · 104 of 111
    Colofornian to dynachrome; All

    Here’so the deal with #54 Brandon Marshall: He was college roomiestudents with Kaepernick @ university of nevada

  • Why Greta Van Susteren is leaving Fox News so suddenly (A sharp knock on the door signaled that Gret

    09/07/2016 3:48:14 AM PDT · 136 of 196
    Colofornian to BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

    Bout time...seriously a scientologist shows zip for discernment on anything of import

  • Ryan Lochte Loses 4 Major Sponsorship Deals

    08/24/2016 6:06:57 AM PDT · 25 of 29
    Colofornian to Jess Kitting; All

    Looks like he’s gonna have a get a REAL job. (Like parlay that penchant for lying into a Democratic political career)

  • Islamic Leader Wants to Legalise Polygamy in Italy

    08/18/2016 8:47:37 PM PDT · 23 of 26
    Colofornian to marshmallow

    One false religion wants polygamy in Italy as it is in the Middle East & parts of Africa; another false religion [the Mormons] practiced polygamy in the US & Mexico from the early 1830s on...[Mormon fundamentalists still practice it...mainstream Mormons still practice polygamy for eternity & still had sanctioned polygamists married in early 1900s who were still together up to deaths in early 1960s]

  • Gabby Douglas is criticized for not putting her hand on her heart during U.S. national anthem -

    08/12/2016 3:04:52 PM PDT · 152 of 154
    Colofornian to trisham
    Bully

    (He/she said in his/her best bully tone, seemingly conveying that if ya can't stick to the issues & win the intellectual discussion, well, hey, ya can always go for the personal jugular)

  • Gabby Douglas is criticized for not putting her hand on her heart during U.S. national anthem -

    08/12/2016 3:03:21 PM PDT · 151 of 154
    Colofornian to TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig
    ...while you wear your holiness for the world to see...

    #1...Jesus never said to hide light under a bushel.

    #2...was that your high-bred "holiness" that was conveying to the world in post #11 that Gabby Douglas may want to submerge that alleged inner "black-power salute" she was supposedly "contemplating" according to your vast mind-reading occultic skills?

    It's quite hypocritical of you to play the "holier-than-thou" trump card all as your post #11 displayed a "holier-than-thou" judgmentalism of Gabby Douglas.

  • Gabby Douglas is criticized for not putting her hand on her heart during U.S. national anthem -

    08/12/2016 2:59:13 PM PDT · 149 of 154
    Colofornian to trisham
    Get over yourself.

    People who think they can verbally "lord" it over others by dictating them to "get over" themselves are in desperate need of a self-dosage.

  • Gabby Douglas is criticized for not putting her hand on her heart during U.S. national anthem -

    08/12/2016 2:52:45 PM PDT · 147 of 154
    Colofornian to TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig
    If you think some individual freeper made a racist comment then dirext your fire at them....do not cast aspersions on me...

    I only partially agree here...because so few FREEPERs actually stand up to the racist comments that find a way on these threads...it comes down to the old adage: "If you are not part of a solution [in this case, reining in racists], you are part of the problem [in this case overtolerance in our "tolerance" culture]

    Besides, your comment was borderline, anyway...and perhaps you're fussin' about feedback directed your way because you might suspect it was borderline, after all???

    The problem depicted ESPECIALLY among other FREEPERs on this thread (NOT YOU) who become unhinged with their racist comments is that they take one person's feature of their external body (their skin color) & seek to form a "one-size-fits-all narrative that's suppose to be applied to all the inward character beneath that given skin color.

    Even YOU, TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig couldn't ignore judging Gabby Douglas' black color in your #11 comment:

    ...she has her right fist clenched down by her thigh. Photos can trick the eye with the snapshot in time....but to me it looks like she is contemplating oerforming the black power salute... [TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig, post #11]

    1

    So you think you could somehow weasel yourself into Gabby's mindset based upon a few photo or televised gazes upon an external part of Gabby's body and judgmentally declare that what she REALLY was thinking "she" was "contemplating performing the black power salute"???

    Really? Your transcendent clairvoyant skills absolutely astounds me?

    (Perhaps you could share them with daily FR vanities & tell us each day what Hillary & Donald & our POTUS are "contemplating" based ONLY upon a few photos & vidclips???)

    2

    Upon what special knowledge (based upon either research or insight or experience) do you happen to know that Gabby Douglas has some sort of tendency toward raising "black power salutes"????

    And if you don't have any such knowledge, please explain whay that comment isn't borderline racism -- to assume & presume that the average African-American Olympic athlete is somehow prone to raise a "black power salute" at any given moment???

  • Gabby Douglas is criticized for not putting her hand on her heart during U.S. national anthem -

    08/12/2016 10:56:26 AM PDT · 146 of 154
    Colofornian to nutmeg
    Why in the world have you sent long and/or multiple posts to me in a group ping?

    Didn't send multiple pings or posts directed to you...just one...& it had to do w/what you said in post #88:

    Just judging Gabby's body language (when not performing) and facial expressions during the competitions so far, she is a far different Gabby Douglas than four years ago. She seems to have a giant chip on her shoulder. She comes across as bitter and envious.

    And so you construct an entire narrative where are you somehow able to psychodiagnose a complete stranger to you as "bitter & envious" based on being judgmental about "Gabby's body language (when not performing) and facial expressions..."???

    I'm not even remotely interested in your discussion. Please stop pinging me.

    Well, then stop pinging me if you don't want to "discuss" anything w/me.

    However, ANYTIME you enter into a public forum and express your opinions, there's not some magical "teflon" buffer around them that protects your special self from receiving feedback on them.

    If you don't want feedback, then I'd suggest you find a forum where hit & run comments are the norm.

    There's no such thing as a "word-hedge of protection" here.

  • Gabby Douglas is criticized for not putting her hand on her heart during U.S. national anthem -

    08/11/2016 12:19:59 PM PDT · 134 of 154
    Colofornian to Leep
    I posted the story about Jesse Owens etc. Was totally random. Your argument is DN is gossip rag ...so posting a story written by DN article means i am taking part in gossip?

    I deeply apologize to you. I saw post #9 & post #53 with NYdailynews link & didn't notice you linked to a distinct NYdailynews link.

    Please forgive me. (I sinned against you)

  • Gabby Douglas is criticized for not putting her hand on her heart during U.S. national anthem -

    08/11/2016 12:17:28 PM PDT · 133 of 154
    Colofornian to TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig
    I'll repeat a portion of what I wrote in #125 & then label where your comment in post #11 fit:

    I wrote: 1 Samuel 16:7 talks about how man looks @ the outside of a person, but only God sees the inside of a person.

    And what I noticed MOST about the bulk of the comments on this thread is that a few dozen freepers decided to judge Gabby Douglas & frame her entire life "narrative" based upon the (lack of) elevation of her arm, the clenchedness of her fist, her facial expression, & the color of her skin.

    Some FREEPERs I pinged only commented on the arm; some only on the fist; a few commented on her facial expression; & several linked her with other blacks based upon her skin color alone.

    But what they ALL had in common was judgmentalism on some subjective interpretation of something external about Gabby. It's 1 Samuel 16:7 embodied: People who chose to judge Gabby Douglas from the outside...but NOT the inside.

    So, you, TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig, in post #11, concentrated upon Gabby's "fist"...as if her fist posture for what, 90 seconds?, defined her?

    Really???

    (Can you spell S-H-A-L-L-O-W observations?)

  • Gabby Douglas is criticized for not putting her hand on her heart during U.S. national anthem -

    08/11/2016 12:13:10 PM PDT · 132 of 154
    Colofornian to Leep
    Your argument is DN is gossip rag ...so posting a story written by DN article means i am taking part in gossip?

    Look @ the link you posted in #19...the URL address has the very word "gossip" in it...

    IOW, even the Daily News self-id'd those comments as "gossip"...and when you spread the "gossip" of a liberal rag minus militating against it or commenting negatively upon it, guess what that makes you?

  • Gabby Douglas is criticized for not putting her hand on her heart during U.S. national anthem -

    08/11/2016 12:00:14 PM PDT · 125 of 154
    Colofornian to Leaning Right; Hulka
    I’m really puzzled here. Is your goal to try to change some minds, or is your goal to simply insult fellow Freepers? [Leaning Right]

    Again, insults and name-calling is not how you win support for your position. In fact, it has the opposite effect. [Hulka, post #112]

    Leaning Right, in post #107 you said you "stood by" a URL you linked to that was labeled to be right up front as "gossip" (NYDailyNews' own tag...that's not my tag)

    When you repeat "gossip" from a questionable source, guess what that makes you? (A gossiper)

    The apostle Paul had words identifying what that was like in his day...idlers...busybodies who talk nonsense... (Letter to Timothy, 1 Tim. 5:13)

    Since you, Leaning Right, & Hulka offered up the same Q/comment...jet down another 9 verses in that same chapter in the New Testament...1 Timothy 5:22: Paul advises Timothy to "not share in the sins others."

    IoW, at some point, we need to draw a few lines in the sands of our lives: We need to forget about image projecting, forget about protecting our precious worldly reputation, forget about peer pressure...and tell it like it is:

    So, no I'm not going to 100% "go along to get along" with gossipers...

    1 Samuel 16:7 talks about how man looks @ the outside of a person, but only God sees the inside of a person.

    And what I noticed MOST about the bulk of the comments on this thread is that a few dozen freepers decided to judge Gabby Douglas & frame her entire life "narrative" based upon the (lack of) elevation of her arm, the clenchedness of her fist, her facial expression, & the color of her skin.

    Some FREEPERs I pinged only commented on the arm; some only on the fist; a few commented on her facial expression; & several linked her with other blacks based upon her skin color alone.

    But what they ALL had in common was judgmentalism on some subjective interpretation of something external about Gabby. It's 1 Samuel 16:7 embodied: People who chose to judge Gabby Douglas from the outside...but NOT the inside.

    When I see a "pile on" effect, I will when I can stand against it. (There's WAY too much of it culture-wide to ever begin to go on a "crusade" about it.)

    But, bottom line, I don't need to "buddy up" with everybody to "win influence" when by buddying up with them converts me into an open participant with their public sins.

    I suggest it'd be better for ALL of us to start drawing some public lines in the sand...Democrats/liberals, the mainstream media, Islamic terrorists, political correctness, etc.

    And, yes, even occasionally FREEPERs.

  • Gabby Douglas is criticized for not putting her hand on her heart during U.S. national anthem -

    08/11/2016 11:43:34 AM PDT · 121 of 154
    Colofornian to Leep; Leaning Right; FR_addict; simpson96; All
    No, i didn’t repeat my post in 19 ...unless it was a computer glitch. Again, i ask you if you are posting as two different POSTERS? I wasn’t commenting on your post. Otherwise, i don’t know what you are talking about...?

    Seriously?

    I didn't say "repeated" your post in 19. I said repeated a link in post #19.

    Take a direct look @ your post (#19 on this thread).

    In your post to Simpson96, you included the VERY SAME link to the NYDailyNews that I was harping on Leaning Right about. FR_Addict then likewise repeated this very same link to the NYDailyNews in post #53.

    So why did you link to the NYDailyNews?

    The URL identifies it as "gossip" coming from a liberal rag? The word "gossip" is in the very URL tag. And Leaning Right says he "stands by" this admitted "gossip" from a liberal rag, & decided to spread the gossip further!!!

  • Gabby Douglas is criticized for not putting her hand on her heart during U.S. national anthem -

    08/11/2016 11:26:10 AM PDT · 118 of 154
    Colofornian to Leep
    Well, i must admit i am confused..are you posting with multiple handles? Post 9 is a different a different poster.

    You didn't repeat the same link in post #19???

  • Gabby Douglas is criticized for not putting her hand on her heart during U.S. national anthem -

    08/11/2016 11:15:25 AM PDT · 116 of 154
    Colofornian to CodeToad; All
    Many of these racist blacks claim to be Christian while hating America. Hell, Obama is one of them!

    CT...I will further 100% ignore ALL of your future comments...and NEVER respond to racist comments like this one (or their source) again! Tossing Gabby Douglas as somehow automatically falling into some "these racist blacks" category minus even any inkling of proof makes you a bigot of the worse sort...No evidence...No attempt to research in order to undergird your accusations. Just over-the-top blanked assertions shotgunned @ a person due to her skin color.

  • Gabby Douglas is criticized for not putting her hand on her heart during U.S. national anthem -

    08/11/2016 11:04:54 AM PDT · 115 of 154
    Colofornian to Leaning Right; FR_addict; Leep; All
    And by the way, I still stand by my post #9. Douglas smeared a lot of good people. Did you read the link I provided there?

    Of course you STILL stand by it! ('Cause you're nothin' but a self-confessed gossip-monger!)

    I mean, do you actually read the ENTIRETY of what you post?

    For starters, check the URL you posted & FR_Addict & Leep posted: What comes after NYDailyNews.com within the very URL source post?

    entertainment/gossip...

    AND...not only does the VERY SOURCE proudly present your supposed "insight" as "gossip"...but it's from the NY Daily News, for ... sake!!!

    A liberal rag of rags!!!

    Is your memory so short that you forget the DailyNews 9 months ago placing an editorial and pretending it was a front-range headline?

    New York Daily News stirs controversy over 'thoughts and prayers' cover

    The NY DailyNews blasted Republicans, Christians, conservatives for turning to prayer after the San Bernardino shooting...claiming prayer was worthless!!!

    And worse, the NYDailyNews masqueraded a mere leftist opinion as major front-page news!!!

    And this is your source? FR_Addict's source? Leep's source?

    More pathethicness to you if indeed you "STAND BY" your post!!!

    I repeat myself: YOU are an embarrassment to FR & the conservative movement!

  • Gabby Douglas is criticized for not putting her hand on her heart during U.S. national anthem -

    08/11/2016 10:42:31 AM PDT · 108 of 154
    Colofornian to Hulka; All
    calm down, people disagree with you (and me) all the time, doesn’t mean they are picking a fight or awful people.

    Calm down, Hulka. People disagree with me all the time. (This doesn't automatically mean I'm picking I fight with you...)

    On the other hand, perhaps you post #100 was provocative? For the rest of you:

    I was thinking it was a muslime thing. Did she go the Rev Wright’s church with obummer? [post #100]

    So, if I slimed YOU as wondering if you had an Islamic bent, or adhered to a flavor of churchianity a la "Rev. Wright" style, I'd guess if that somehow provoked you...I'd have to advise you that I wasn't "picking a fight" & hey, better "calm down," eh?

  • Gabby Douglas is criticized for not putting her hand on her heart during U.S. national anthem -

    08/11/2016 10:21:07 AM PDT · 104 of 154
    Colofornian to CodeToad; dforest; newfreep; ExNewsExSpook; bgill; AC86UT89; Organic Panic; laweeks; TADSLOS; ...
    From the latest @ Christianity Today:


    Meet the Rio Olympians Who Put God Before Gold: A glimpse of inspiration and testimony from some of Team USA’s Christian athletes

    Gabby Douglas, 20
    Gymnastics (previously competed in 2012 London)

    CT interviewed Gabby Douglas following the 2012 Olympics, when she became the first African American gymnast to win gold in the all-around competition. She discusses her career and her Christianity in the memoir Grace, Gold & Glory: My Leap of Faith. Douglas described how she keeps the faith during the Games: “I take my Bible with me, sometimes two of them, when I travel…. I always pray at every competition, when the judge's hand goes up I am praying, and there are little Scriptures I like to quote. That keeps me motivated when I am about to go out on the competition floor. I would say little short prayers, quoting Scriptures: I can do all things through Christ, don't fear, be courageous. Little things like that get me motivated.”

    After reading thru the sludge-like comments from FR posters... CodeToad; dforest; newfreep; exnewsexspook; bgill; ac86ut89; organic panic; laweeks; TADSLOS; HomerBohn; Hulka; Sagar; Leaning Right; The ErnFormerlyKnownasBig; ladyjane; GBA; Jane Long; Senator_Blutarski; Rooster Redux; Varon; Mr. Mojo; tomkat; nutmeg; nikos1121 ...
    ...I'd say 80-90% of you are either simply off-base (hey, that happens; me, too on other occasions) or worse, are seriously spiritually/socially sick.

    Instead of taking a deeper look @ her based upon her previous testimony...many of you want to compile a narrative of her entire life based upon...

    (a) an unraised arm;
    (b) the position of her fingers (fist);
    (c) a few of you judged her inwardly based upon a few close-ups of her face;
    (d) many of you brought race into it & linked her to others you dislike & judged her on skin color as well [Lord, look out if people of the world judged me on my white color based on the actions of a select 10+% of whites around the world]

    Most of you would fit into well to the MsM with the way they try to turn very minute points about Trump into major character narratives. As such, many of these posts (certainly not all of you whom I'm pinging) are...
    ...a true embarrassment to FR,
    ...to the conservative movement as well,
    ...& are in need of repentance re: these specific comments before God.

    I'm sure Gabby Douglas is far from perfect; I'll take her public witness of her Christian faith any day before your attempted judgmental take-downs based upon the thinnest of observations.

    For those of you who claim Christ as your Lord, you've unnecessarily maligned a sister in Christ minus further investigation. [I saw two posters cite some gossip of her as the closest thing to "researching" who she is]

    Bottom-line: Upgrade your public comments:
    ...a few of you need to knock off your racist comments...
    ...& the rest of you need to stop tolerating racist comments...
    ...overall, most of these comments are so shallow they don't even make a splash!

  • Gabby Douglas is criticized for not putting her hand on her heart during U.S. national anthem -

    08/10/2016 9:39:19 AM PDT · 83 of 154
    Colofornian to simpson96

    Gabby Douglas is a Christian and has even published a book highlighting her faith

  • ESPN host John Saunders dead at 61

    08/10/2016 9:37:23 AM PDT · 31 of 37
    Colofornian to Biggirl; All

    He will be missed...I don’t like espn...and it’s been documented that hundreds of thousands of espn subscribers have jumped ship this yr since moving even more liberal but Saunders was a top-class sports journalist for both espn/abc

  • UK Man Sentenced For ‘Offending’ Muslims On Police Facebook Page

    08/09/2016 7:39:53 AM PDT · 17 of 19
    Colofornian to Enlightened1; All
    sentenced to...180 hours unpaid work

    Forced Unpaid Work. Isn't that what was once known as s-l-a-v-e-r-y?

  • WHAT IS UP AT FREEREPUBLIC?

    08/08/2016 7:49:54 AM PDT · 61 of 112
    Colofornian to Gargantua; All
    I think I'll take the same principled stand the Koch brothers are doing:

    They are not producing anti-Trump ads, or an anti-Trump campaign. But they are not putting forth $ to produce pro-Trump ads or get behind a Pro-trump campaign.

    I personally think that Freepers should...
    ...Purple staters: vote for Trump if they live in a TRUE battleground state...
    ...Blue staters: vote 3rd party for POTUS (NOT Johnson) if they live in a blue state [with our electoral college system, a pro-Trump vote in a blue state is a wasted vote..."don't waste your vote" is what we've heard from FREEPSTERS for years...they just don't apply it to themselves in obvious cases like this...]
    ...Red staters: vote 3rd party for POTUS (Not Johnson) if they live in a red state [there's not enough FREEPERs in any given red state whose vote were it cast for a 3rd-party person vs. Trump would impact the electoral college outcome]...Trump is going to win these states, anyway...your red-state vote for POTUS won't make a difference.

    NOTE: Beyond the POTUS race, your vote in certain races COULD be key, whatever state you are in (Blue, Red, Purple).

    So the above applies ONLY to the POTUS race.

  • WHAT IS UP AT FREEREPUBLIC?

    08/08/2016 7:41:36 AM PDT · 52 of 112
    Colofornian to cba123; All
    Stop the infighting.

    (Preach it to yourself...takes 2 sides to do "infighting"...if it's "Thou shalt not fight," then stop opposing others...if they shouldn't be a foe to Trump & Trumpsters, then Trumpsters shouldn't be "foe-ing" them)

    Be consistent

  • BOMBSHELL: Khizr Khan linked to Hillary’s email server!

    08/04/2016 6:02:24 AM PDT · 25 of 35
    Colofornian to spokeshave; All
    Notice Mrs Khan has a cell phone on her table.....Bad Security...

    Yes.

    Even Congress controls cell phones being taken into the viewing area above their activity on the floor.

    (Besides what you mentioned, camera & recording restrictions from a security angle are at times necessary)

  • AP EXPLAINS: Is Trump's convention polling bump for real?

    07/30/2016 12:31:22 PM PDT · 12 of 28
    Colofornian to SoFloFreeper; All
    We can't post Denver Post copy-based threads on fr...if u go to Denver Post opinion poll on which convention would receive greater bump ... scroll down to middle of home page just below Broncos pix to bump poll today
  • A tale of two opening prayers: RNC and DNC side by side

    07/29/2016 1:51:59 PM PDT · 22 of 40
    Colofornian to Mr. Lucky
    not Jesus

    The very word "Christian" = by definition, a "Christ one"

    What Luther & others have labeled a "little christ"

    The Greek word for "Christ" means anointed.

    Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us... (2 Corinthians 1:21) -- wrote the apostle Paul to Christians @ the Church of Corinth who were FAR from mature & had ALL kinds of issues...

    We are indeed anointed ones -- in Christ -- thru the Holy Spirit.

    And if we do .000000001 % of the same thing Christ did -- and you are openly judging us for it -- then by what means you do escape judging Christ who in your opinion, was utilizing a way of witnessing that you don't think impresses that people group?

    We're talking about "The philosophy of reaching legalists" -- not on Christ's omniscience of everything...the ONLY difference is I'm focusing on reach ing legalists in the 21st century...and Jesus' words apply to 2,000 years ago.

    If you have trouble with somebody speaking negatively of certain legalistic religionists in the 21st century, then by categorical inclusion, you likewise have trouble with somebody speaking negatively of legalistic religionists 2,000 years ago.

    strategy of belittling others

    Besides... by your logic...anybody & everybody on FR who has spoken negatively of Muslims is
    "irrational"...
    "guilty of belittling others"
    won't "impress" Muslims to reconsider Islam...
    etc, etc.

    Finally, if you REALLY wanted to practice all that you say...you have a funny way of showing it.

    If you thought somehow that YOUR way of engaging other religionists is so enlightening, so persuasive, then why on this thread have you labeled me...
    ...troubled?
    ...being a "babbler?"?
    ..."irrational" (2 or 3 x)
    ..."belittler"

    If those labels aren't belittling, not sure what is.

    Obviously you haven't chosen to utilize whatever "enlightened" way you have for engaging other religionists.

    So am I to listen to your lectures?; or take notice of your personal invectives hurled my way that you practice as a normal way of convo?

  • A tale of two opening prayers: RNC and DNC side by side

    07/29/2016 1:23:45 PM PDT · 20 of 40
    Colofornian to Mr. Lucky; All
    I would suggest that your antipathy for Mormons borders on the irrational, but, frankly, it goes far beyond that

    And what might be your commentary about Jesus' alleged "antipathy" for Pharisees & Scribes?

    Rational or not?

    I don't think Jesus needs your psycho-analysis-by-stranger. (I know I don't)

  • A tale of two opening prayers: RNC and DNC side by side

    07/29/2016 1:04:36 PM PDT · 18 of 40
    Colofornian to Mr. Lucky; All
    Hijacking

    Hijacking?

    The very focus of this thread, in case you failed to notice, is a vid-recording of a Mormon praying in a political context.

    That is objectionable to me as much as the vid-recording of the Democrat praying.

    Or are you obtuse?

    the best way to impress others with your concern for their souls.

    Yeah, I can imagine you getting to heaven, calling Jesus over, & saying..."hey, Jesus...about the latter half of John 8...not sure you referencing the Pharisees & Scribes as children of the devil was 'the best way to impress' them 'with your concern for their souls.'"

    And then, you might add, "Same with Matthew 23. Whitewashed tombstones? Snakes? Really, Jesus? Was that REALLY 'the best way to impress' them 'with your concern for their souls?'"

    I haven't even gone anywhere close to what Jesus said about the legalists of that era in John 8 or Mt. 23. And yet you presume to lecture not only me discussing the legalists of our day, but by extension Jesus...

    Well, hey...good luck with that!

  • Racially Incorrect Facts on Slavery: African Slave Traders - The black roots of African slavery

    07/29/2016 11:41:33 AM PDT · 20 of 29
    Colofornian to PIF; All
    Tell that to the eunuchs. Castoriums were still running in Morocco in the 60s.

    True; from my understanding, tho...most of those Moroccan eunuchs we know about were 16th century onward...

    And then among those eunuchs in the Ottoman empire, the 19th century onward...

    Arab-based Muslim slavery of Africans goes back to the 7th century...so that's 8+ full centuries of killing off newborn males.

  • Racially Incorrect Facts on Slavery: African Slave Traders - The black roots of African slavery

    07/29/2016 11:27:23 AM PDT · 15 of 29
    Colofornian to PIF; DuncanWaring; All
    ‘Modern’ slavery is a product of Islam.

    For the most part "traditional" centuries-old Muslim slave owners would tend to take only female slaves...for sexual reasons...and then immediately kill the babies if they were male.

  • Hillary was a good mom (vanity)

    07/29/2016 11:25:19 AM PDT · 10 of 37
    Colofornian to Democrats hate too much; All
    So the Hillary types assured us in the 1990s on that it "took a village" to raise a child...

    Yet why didn't Chelsea come clean that 'twas an urban "village" that raised her when Hillary was off everywhere?

  • A tale of two opening prayers: RNC and DNC side by side

    07/29/2016 10:41:30 AM PDT · 15 of 40
    Colofornian to raybbr

    My mistake...should have pinged #1...

  • A tale of two opening prayers: RNC and DNC side by side

    07/29/2016 10:41:04 AM PDT · 14 of 40
    Colofornian to Mr. Lucky; All
    trouble

    Trouble? (No) Concern? (Yes) Provocation? (Yes)

    Just like the apostle Paul:

    29 I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. 30 Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them. 31 So be on your guard! Remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears. (Acts 20)

    I'll take the apostle Paul's concern, which he exhibited via warnings night & day with tears for 3 yrs...over your cold indifference any day!

  • House surrounded in search for officer's killer [San Diego]

    07/29/2016 9:30:21 AM PDT · 1 of 13
    Colofornian
  • A tale of two opening prayers: RNC and DNC side by side

    07/29/2016 8:52:36 AM PDT · 5 of 40
    Colofornian to just me; All
    Pride goes before the fall.

    Which, btw, runs on BOTH sides of the political aisle:

    The Republicans picked a temple Mormon to run in the last election...somebody whose belief was that, he, too, would become a god someday?

    And we wonder why the Dems keep running amok over Republicans?

    And now the Republicans keep trusting in the false Mormon god to deliver us politically...having Mormons pray the opening prayer in 4 of last 5 conventions?

    What next? Prayers to Allah @ the RNC?

    Why can't the GoP begin praying to the ONE TRUE GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob?

  • A tale of two opening prayers: RNC and DNC side by side

    07/29/2016 8:49:27 AM PDT · 4 of 40
    Colofornian to raybbr; All; Elsie
    The RNC prayer makes multiple mentions of Jesus and acknowledges His lordship

    OK...this is in NO WAY commending the alleged "prayer" uttered @ the DNC...

    But when you say "multiple mentions of Jesus," I need to ask: WHICH JESUS? [See final link below]

    This is all relevant to discuss because the prayer said @ the RNC...& in fact, 4 of the last 5 RNC opening public prayers, have been spoken to the specific Mormon god...who, per Mormons themselves, is a mere "ex-man." [Mormons believe their god graduated from manhood...& was never divine from eternity past]

    See: Mormons have prayed at four of the GOP’s past five national conventions

    So the Question of "Which Jesus" and to "Which god" was prayed to is a REAL one!

    Does it make a difference 'which' Jesus we believe in? [Vanity of comparing the 'christs']

    As somebody just asked in another context, "Why does the RNC keep insisting on trusting in counterfeit gods?"

  • Clinton still doesn’t have a simple message for her candidacy

    07/28/2016 2:23:31 PM PDT · 56 of 67
    Colofornian to Signalman; All
    Simple?

    Dick Morris, one-time Clinton croney, says in media interviews these days that Hillary is all about "paralysis by overanalysis."

    She'll have 5 to a dozen "solutions" for each option that could be undertaken.

    So, by extension, Hillary, when presented with a dozen possible "campaign themes"... can't move ahead on any one of them...overthinks...is paralyzed...

  • Mitt Romney is thinking about endorsing Gary Johnson and Bill Weld

    07/28/2016 2:19:10 PM PDT · 2 of 83
    Colofornian to Trump20162020; All

    (Please do, Mitt...need a formal Memorial for Johnson...nothing like having a Mormon priesthood holder do that)