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  • Marco Rubio says Donald Trump won't be GOP nominee, it's time to get 'serious'

    10/06/2015 1:14:01 AM PDT · 27 of 28
    Mr Rogers to Helicondelta

    I don’t doubt Trump has announced more policies than anyone else. He’s held more policies than anyone else. The question is which policy does he actually believe in? The ones he had when he praised Obama in 2009?

  • “Nappy time!”: Donald Trump retweets offensive attack ad on “little RUBE” Marco Rubio

    10/06/2015 12:57:25 AM PDT · 152 of 154
    Mr Rogers to Mariner

    If this is being masterful, I want no part of it. It sounds more childish and/or senile. If he wants to be certain of losing the general election (if nominated), he’s doing a great job.

  • So the Oregon shooter’s guns were legal. Now what?

    10/04/2015 7:59:14 AM PDT · 62 of 83
    Mr Rogers to GeorgiaDawg32
    When I carry, I have either a 5-shot 38 revolver or a 5-shot 22 derringer. Either way, it is a last ditch self-defense weapon to protect me and my family.

    This is NOT what a sane person uses to go hunting a guy with body armor and multiple weapons, particularly if any cop in the area might mistake him for the bad guy:

  • Hillary Clinton Invites Ted Cruz to Gay-Pride Parade {How Should Cruz Respond?]

    10/03/2015 12:12:34 PM PDT · 51 of 113
    Mr Rogers to SeekAndFind

    “Hillary Clinton Invites Ted Cruz to Gay-Pride Parade {How Should Cruz Respond?]”

    He should reply, “Bugger off!”

  • Gunman in Oregon massacre was turned away from firearms academy

    10/03/2015 10:02:40 AM PDT · 20 of 34
    Mr Rogers to God luvs America

    “The only requirement is that four or more people are shot in a spree or setting, likely without a cooling off period. This may include the gunman himself (because they often suicide by cop or use a gun to kill themselves to escape punishment), or police shootings of civilians around the gunman...”

    For example, on Jan 23, 2015, an unknown person shot and wounded 6 people in Boston.

    “BOSTON —Boston police say six people were wounded, one seriously, in a shooting outside a party in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood Friday night.

    Police said the shooting followed a fight at a party on that apparently moved into the street. Police found the victims on Parker Street at about 11:15 p.m....the shootings may have been gang-related.”

    5 days later:

    “One person was killed and three others wounded in a shooting late Wednesday at a DeKalb County home...Channel 2 Action News reported that while the shooting apparently happened during a robbery, there were no signs of forced entry.”

    Right there are two “mass shootings” counted toward the total.

  • Gunman in Oregon massacre was turned away from firearms academy

    10/03/2015 9:53:16 AM PDT · 16 of 34
    Mr Rogers to God luvs America

    “294 mass shootings reported this year??? i must’ve missed the other 290....”

    The other 290 were probably all in Chicago...four or more people get shot there several times a week.

  • President Trump would be 'the end of the world,' says Jennifer Lawrence

    10/02/2015 10:37:47 AM PDT · 130 of 150
    Mr Rogers to IDontLikeToPayTaxes

    Actually, it is entirely reasonable to separate oneself from society, when the society is racing to hell. Why would I want to have a sewer line emptying in my living room? Why would I pay to watch the utterly banal (at best) excuses that are typical modern movies?

    What I don’t understand is why a conservative, a moral person or even a person who thinks would WANT to spend hours each day watching liberal brainwashing.

  • President Trump would be 'the end of the world,' says Jennifer Lawrence

    10/02/2015 10:34:26 AM PDT · 129 of 150
    Mr Rogers to bigbob

    “Shut up and Screw!”

    FWIW, I recognize her name but I haven’t seen her in anything. Any movie, I mean. Or show. Don’t have a TV. I doubt she is any more of an intellectual giant than 95% of the other actors and actresses, though.

  • Guardian Author Runs Out of Starbucks in Embarrassment After Woman Asks her About Physical Activity

    10/02/2015 8:56:52 AM PDT · 11 of 64
    Mr Rogers to rightistight

    I sweat a lot when I run, possibly because I often run when it is 90+ degrees out. But I NEVER go to a store immediately afterward.

    Sweat shaming is appropriate. In many cases, ‘body shaming’ and ‘gender shaming’ and ‘other shaming’ is appropriate too. If you don’t want to be ‘shamed’, don’t act or be deserving of it.

  • White House calls for tougher gun laws in wake of Oregon shooting

    10/01/2015 2:04:09 PM PDT · 58 of 96
    Mr Rogers to smokingfrog

    Oregon passed gun control:


    Gov. Kate Brown signed a new bill into law on Monday, tightening up state gun control laws by making more people go through background checks before they can buy a firearm.

    With the passing of the law, a criminal background check will be required on all handgun sales.

    Michael Knoetig from MK Tactical in Hillsboro went to Salem for the first hearing on Senate Bill 941. Like many who are against this new law, he calls it “poorly written.”

    He says he now cannot hand a firearm to a customer anymore without running a background check first on a particular gun.

    “You cannot handle a firearm in my store until I have done a background check on that specific firearm for you,” Knoetig said. “Now of course you don’t want to do a background check until you’re ready to buy that gun.”

    Now that the “Oregon Firearms Safety Act” has been signed into law, background checks are now required for private gun sales, whether that’s person to person, or over the Internet.

    Private sales will have to take place in front of a licensed gun dealer, who then can run a background check, something that Knoetig didn’t want to see.”

    “SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Democrats have muscled through legislation expanding background checks to cover nearly every private firearm sale in the state.

    House lawmakers passed a bill Monday making it illegal to transfer a gun to someone who isn’t a close relative. Private sales would have to take place in front of a licensed gun dealer who can run a background check.

    The bill would make Oregon the eighth state with universal background checks.”

    Glad to know they have universal background checks. Ought to make Oregon a mighty safe place to be!

  • Guest gets bill after not showing up to wedding (MN)

    09/30/2015 10:22:12 AM PDT · 9 of 47
    Mr Rogers to grania

    When I was in my teens, there was a wedding that went like this:

    After the evening service, we were invited to stay for a wedding. Two members of the congregation came forward & were married. We all congratulated them. Then we all went to Denny’s, and paid for our own meals. We all chipped in to pay for the newlyweds’ meals.

    No invitations. No fancy dresses. Pictures by friends. No fancy reception. No debt. Just friends, and God’s blessing.

    Moved away a little after that, but I’d bet they were starting a good marriage.

  • Kelly Gissendaner: Georgia executes first woman for 70 years despite last-minute appeals

    09/30/2015 10:17:33 AM PDT · 35 of 40
    Mr Rogers to CodeToad

    “Why do we kill people who kill people?”

    We kill GUILTY people who have killed INNOCENT people. Seems the anti-capital punishment crowd forgets that distinction.

  • Inside Carly Fiorina's California campaign meltdown

    09/30/2015 7:55:49 AM PDT · 23 of 39
    Mr Rogers to ScottinVA

    I disagree. 2010 was a strong republican year, Boxer has never been very popular and California (and the USA) were less radical in 2010 than in 2015. Remember when Obama was in favor of civil unions instead of gay marriage?

  • Inside Carly Fiorina's California campaign meltdown

    09/30/2015 7:35:50 AM PDT · 12 of 39
    Mr Rogers to ScottinVA

    HOW she lost is relevant. She lost because a huge number of people believe her record at HP means she doesn’t care about them - and yes, many folks in the US vote on that basis. Romney was a vastly superior businessman, with a great record in business, but he was hurt by his image - which was defined by the media.

    I’m not a Trump fan, but his image is not defined by the media. Folks have seen him on TV for decades. He is obnoxious, but he is not cold. Carly comes across as cold, and her image WILL be defined by the media.

    FWIW, I plan to vote for Cruz. If Carly won the nomination, I’d vote for her in the general. Same with Trump.

  • Crack the Whip – How a child’s playground activity Speaks to our Times

    09/30/2015 7:25:02 AM PDT · 6 of 15
    Mr Rogers to Salvation

    I remember playing the game, but I see no connection between this priest’s ramblings and reality (or the game). Sin tends to destroy all lives. But when I was poor, my beliefs as a Christian helped set me up for future success.

    I’ve watched high ranking officers destroy their lives through sexual sin. When working at minimum wage jobs, I watched coworkers spend their little spare cash on drugs. I’ve seen wealthy and poor go through multiple marriages, often due to a refusal to keep their sex lives limited to their spouse.

    Many poor make bad financial decisions. I didn’t even HAVE a credit card when I was poor, but I know poor people with $15K+ in credit card debt. When I made minimum wage, I still tithed. I did not have TV, cable, Internet, smart phones or nice clothes - because I saved.

    Believing in God will not make you financially secure. But many of the things a Christian does to obey God will also help lift you out of the worst poverty - work hard, tithe, be careful of spending, live modestly, be careful who you marry in hopes of staying married for life, avoid drugs, don’t sleep with co-workers, etc.

    The problem with society is SIN, and it affects ALL.

  • Burger King Unleashes Black Halloween Whopper—And It's Frighteningly Good

    09/29/2015 7:58:17 PM PDT · 56 of 80
    Mr Rogers to yarddog

    “Does anyone know how to make a great hamburger or cheeseburger?”

    Spend a month eating the Double Cheeseburger off the McDonald’s value menu. After that, ANY burger you make at home will taste fantastic.

  • Donald Trump's Income Tax Calculator

    09/29/2015 9:11:48 AM PDT · 47 of 68
    Mr Rogers to the_boy_who_got_lost
    It would be very foolish IMHO to trust "growth" to completely cover the shortfall of giving everyone a lower tax rate while we are currently running huge deficits.

    I'd actually favor someone saying they would raise taxes unless spending was cut first. I'd be fine with leaving the current tax rates in place if spending was cut. To me, spending cuts are kind of like border enforcement - until that happens, I don't want to hear anything else.

  • Donald Trump's Income Tax Calculator

    09/29/2015 8:22:31 AM PDT · 37 of 68
    Mr Rogers to the_boy_who_got_lost

    BTW - I agree that Trump’s tax plan would only work IF there was massive spending reductions. Otherwise, we’ll just be borrowing more.

  • Donald Trump's Income Tax Calculator

    09/29/2015 8:21:07 AM PDT · 36 of 68
    Mr Rogers to grania

    Most of the married making 25K/year get the Earned Income Tax Credit, adding up to $6000 to their annual income.

  • Donald Trump's Income Tax Calculator

    09/29/2015 8:19:07 AM PDT · 34 of 68
    Mr Rogers to Pearls Before Swine

    Losing the mortgage interest deduction won’t change the real estate market. Folks calculating payments almost never factor in a tax deduction for mortgage interest. They figure monthly payments, period.

    Trump hasn’t said what he’d do with the Earned Income Tax Credit, etc. That could have a bigger impact.

  • Taliban storms into northern Afghan city in major blow for security forces

    09/28/2015 9:59:35 PM PDT · 22 of 22
    Mr Rogers to Lurker

    I was in Afghanistan in 2007. It was made for nukes. A neutron bomb would be wasted since there is nothing there worth saving...

  • Carly Fiorina: Why She Wants Everyone to Throw Out Their Flip Phones

    09/28/2015 7:23:30 PM PDT · 59 of 60
    Mr Rogers to Vigilanteman

    Me too. The flip phone fits in my jeans pocket when I go riding horses. If I was thrown and still conscious, I could dial it by feel of the buttons. It also puts the speaker at my ear when my mouth is at the mike.

    It was $10, plus $80/year. I’ll be damned if I need the Internet 24/7.

  • Tom McClintock Resigns from House Freedom Caucus

    09/28/2015 8:32:13 AM PDT · 81 of 116
    Mr Rogers to ziravan

    If we had 59 votes in the Senate, 300 in the House and a GOP President, the GOP would find a way to back down. If we had 75 votes in the Senate, we would still be told that we didn’t have enough to actually pass anything...

    The real problem is that most of them do not WANT to oppose big government. They LOVE it!

  • Tom McClintock Resigns from House Freedom Caucus

    09/28/2015 8:29:34 AM PDT · 79 of 116
    Mr Rogers to 1010RD

    Where have we moved the ball forward against any democrat opposition? Where have we really even tried?

  • [Vanity] Trump manhandles SeeBS and Scott Pelley [On now West Coast 7pm]

    09/27/2015 6:38:05 PM PDT · 98 of 233
    Mr Rogers to Georgia Girl 2

    Given how many laws the current President ignores, I have a hard time worrying about Trump breaking with NAFTA. You break it. Done. What are they going to do? Refuse to trade with us?

    They can put up their own tariffs if they want. I don’t care. I want to see manufacturing come back to America. And part of what has chased it away is the corporate tax rate. When we help make it cheaper to build overseas by overtaxing anyone who stays in the US, that is where the jobs go.

  • Juice Is the Root of Our Obesity Problem

    09/27/2015 4:40:54 PM PDT · 51 of 51
    Mr Rogers to TangibleDisgust

    “as a biologist, you likely never studied physics in any depth, so stop trying to mislead people with your ignorance.”

    You are an idiot. You don’t know the square root of squat about human bodies or physiology.

    “the fact that you think the laws of physics only applies to some things and not others puts you squarely in the “nutter” category”

    Physics is fine. Your simplistic approach to physics, backed by your total ignorance about biological systems, sucks. You are EXACTLY the sort of idiot who thinks losing weight is just “calories in vs calories out”. But humans are not cars and we don’t have gas tanks.

    Heck, I recently bought a new horse. He gets the same activity as the others, but he eats 50% more without putting on any weight. He isn’t just a gas tank on legs, either. You need to pull your head out of your physics books and look at the world around you. It is an amazing place, and it is not limited by your grossly wrong misapplication of physics!

  • Boehner rips GOP critics, suggests deals with Democrats on way out

    09/27/2015 2:24:33 PM PDT · 43 of 85
    Mr Rogers to nascarnation

    He’ll have more time to drink. If it ends with him in an early grave, I won’t shed tears for him. He’s a traitor to his country and to the people who voted for him.

  • My Husband Is Now My Wife

    09/27/2015 10:57:31 AM PDT · 37 of 58
    Mr Rogers to nickcarraway

    “Dan was bright, politically liberal, agnostic — all traits Elizabeth sought.”

    You sought a perverted idiot, and you got one. And I’m supposed to feel sorry? When you give God the middle finger salute, Elizabeth, you have to anticipate some bad times ahead.

  • Why Cursive Should Be Taught In School(and perhaps why it is not)

    09/27/2015 7:10:39 AM PDT · 58 of 119
    Mr Rogers to ziravan

    I’ve largely forgotten how to write cursive. Haven’t used it since sometime in high school - which was the early 70s for me. By college, I was printing as fast as I could do cursive, and the results were easier on the eyes. Other than writing checks, I haven’t used cursive writing in 40 years.

  • Pope's Address at Ground Zero

    09/26/2015 1:18:50 PM PDT · 9 of 84
    Mr Rogers to Salvation

    “All we are saying is give peace a chance...”

    “Our strength is our diversity”.

    “Is the Pope Catholic?” can now be answered:

    “The Pope has a faith-tradition which says ‘we can and must build unity on the basis of our diversity of languages, cultures and religions, and lift our voices against everything which would stand in the way of such unity’, and we can only do so ‘if we uproot from our hearts all feelings of hatred, vengeance and resentment’”.

  • What the Pope Should Say About Air Conditioning

    09/26/2015 7:23:37 AM PDT · 53 of 79
    Mr Rogers to Ethan Clive Osgoode

    “Well I’m asking for some.”

    And I’m telling you what others are - get off your butt and open your eyes. Heck - READ the article! Why do you think the Pope hates air conditioning? Why would ANYONE be amazed that air conditioning is valued by people living in 100 deg heat?

    ““People may well have a growing ecological sensitivity but it has not succeeded in changing their harmful habits of consumption which, rather than decreasing, appear to be growing all the more. A simple example is the increasing use and power of air-conditioning. The markets, which immediately benefit from sales, stimulate ever greater demand. An outsider looking at our world would be amazed at such behavior, which at times appears self-destructive.”

    Do you think some evil market is driving the demand, or is it sweat?

  • What the Pope Should Say About Air Conditioning

    09/26/2015 7:08:45 AM PDT · 45 of 79
    Mr Rogers to Ethan Clive Osgoode

    Get off your butt and look. The references are not hard to find. In fact, they are hard to escape. But no one is obligated to hand them to you on a plate.

  • [August 8, 1967] Who Are the Hippies?

    09/26/2015 7:03:09 AM PDT · 27 of 95
    Mr Rogers to dontreadthis

    I remember despising them back when this article was written. I haven’t changed my mind. They wanted a life without responsibility or demands - all pleasure, no work. Some died, most outgrew it, and the rest went into either education or government.

  • The Pope's Real Message: Read the totality of what the Pope said, rather than MSM chosen excerpts

    09/26/2015 6:52:42 AM PDT · 17 of 43
    Mr Rogers to SeekAndFind

    I read the Pope’s remarks. In full. He wants us to open the flood gates and let unlimited people in to the US. It is pretty obvious to anyone without their pink Pope glasses...

  • Juice Is the Root of Our Obesity Problem

    09/25/2015 2:33:25 PM PDT · 49 of 51
    Mr Rogers to TangibleDisgust

    Blow your snark out your butt. I know what a closed system is. You, apparently, do not. A human is not a closed system.

    “the laws of physics apply to everything.”

    Not when misapplied. A human is not a car, and your body is not a gas tank. Assuming, of course, you crap sometimes. You body does not use or store all energy coming in. There is a reason some people can eat very little and not lose weight, while others can eat a lot and not gain - and the difference is NOT exercise.

  • Ann Coulter: Useless Idiots

    09/25/2015 12:24:24 PM PDT · 214 of 232
    Mr Rogers to DoughtyOne

    ” I won’t be as nasty as they are, but wow! – people who went to bush league schools shouldn’t throw stones. “

    IIRC, Reagan went to a bush league school. Most children who are not born to wealth go to bush league schools.

    And I don’t see any sign that the Kennedys or GWB possessed outstanding minds. J F’n Kerry went to Yale. Doesn’t seem to have helped his mind. Hillary went to Yale Law School. Obama went to Harvard Law School. How much good sense does Barack Obama have?

  • Juice Is the Root of Our Obesity Problem

    09/25/2015 10:38:41 AM PDT · 47 of 51
    Mr Rogers to TangibleDisgust

    “the laws of physics are immutable.”

    The laws of physics do not apply to biological systems - unless, of course, you think your body burns 100% of the calories taken in, the way a car burns gas.

    But that is very obviously NOT the way a body works.

    “i really wish people would stop posting their personal anecdotes as “proof”, especially when those people have no scientific understanding of what’s going on.”

    I’ve got a degree in Biology. I’m also more than smart enough to realize the government spews nonsense all the time. So do “scientists”.

    There is no scientific basis for saying 3500 calories = l lb of weight loss. It ignores almost everything we know about biological systems. Try studying weight loss. It is not anything close to “cut 350 calories a day and lose 3 lbs a month”.

  • A Solution To The Government's VA Problem

    09/25/2015 7:27:54 AM PDT · 8 of 14
    Mr Rogers to Kaslin Tucson and Pima County, any check sent to cover veterans would end up lining the pockets of corrupt businessmen, or be used to pay off the interest on bonds to cover spending on pork.

    In an era of tribal politics, local and accountable don’t go together automatically.

  • Francis takes Congress to task on immigration, abortion, gay marriage and (Shortened)

    09/24/2015 10:10:57 PM PDT · 116 of 118
    Mr Rogers to BillyBoy

    “Also given that fact, I’d hope and pray you don’t end up with some self-described “Southern Baptist” pastor running around telling everyone that Jesus wasn’t divine, the holy spirit doesn’t exist, and the Bible is a fairy tale.”

    If the local Baptist church did not throw him out, then he could not be dealt with until the annual convention. The annual convention meeting could throw his congregation out. We only have an annual meeting to do it in.

    “Given this fact, the SBC should just reunite with the National Baptist Convention (NBC)...”

    We have theological differences with some of the other Baptist conventions, and thus do not support their seminaries - or they support ours. But a Baptist church can be a member of more than one convention.

    “Good luck with that one since your SBC is absolutely powerless to do anything about such an apostate self-identifies as a pastor in the “Southern Baptist Convention”.”

    Since each baptist church is autonomous, no one in the SBC CAN do anything about it until the annual convention meets. Then a vote of those attending the convention can remove the congregation. It happens at times, usually over something like ordaining women as pastors or accepting homosexuality.

    I was baptized by a pastor in the American Baptist Church. I’ve been a member of baptist churches who were not part of the SBC, and of those who were. Having moved around a lot in the military, I’ve been in a lot of churches. About half were SBC. The church I’m a member of now is in the SBC, but we have had discussions about leaving if the SBC gets too political.

    All of this follows from letting the Holy Spirit be the “Vicar of Christ” instead of man - as the scripture says:

    “For if I did not go away, the divine helper would not come to you. But if I go, then I will send him to you. When he comes, he will convince the world of the meaning of sin, of true goodness and of judgment. He will expose their sin because they do not believe in me; he will reveal true goodness for I am going away to the Father and you will see me no longer; and he will show them the meaning of judgment, for the spirit which rules this world will have been judged.

    12-15 “I have much more to tell you but you cannot bear it now. Yet when that one I have spoken to you about comes—the Spirit of truth—he will guide you into everything that is true. For he will not be speaking of his own accord but exactly as he hears, and he will inform you about what is to come. He will bring glory to me for he will draw on my truth and reveal it to you. Whatever the Father possesses is also mine; that is why I tell you that he will draw on my truth and will show it to you.”

    But I’m not sure someone who is a member of a church whose popes have included murderers and adulterers has much business criticizing others. Your bishops and popes have often been disgraces who revel in their public sins. Given the child molesters and practicing homosexuals who have run rampant in the Catholic Church, getting upset because baptists don’t care who the SBC president is seems a bit out of proportion.

    Indeed, Pope Francis the Communist is only preaching to Congress what the Catholic Bishops in America have been preaching a long time...

  • Francis takes Congress to task on immigration, abortion, gay marriage and (Shortened)

    09/24/2015 9:34:06 PM PDT · 114 of 118
    Mr Rogers to BillyBoy

    “Well, I think you need to take up this matter with your fellow Baptists then. They clearly seem to think he “leads” them...Also surprised you claim to have no knowledge of who the SBC President ever was until I mentioned it.”

    I’m not “claiming” anything. I’m stating a fact. I don’t need to take up anything with my fellow Baptist, having been one for close to 40 years now. I KNOW the vast majority of my fellow baptists neither know nor care who the president of the SBC is.

    I also know EVERY baptist church I’ve been in has been very well aware that the SBC exists solely to coordinate spending on missions and seminaries.

  • Francis takes Congress to task on immigration, abortion, gay marriage and (Shortened)

    09/24/2015 7:48:23 PM PDT · 112 of 118
    Mr Rogers to BillyBoy

    “If has zero power to lead them and “just another pastor”, they don’t seem to think so when they nominated him.”

    Sorry. The President of the SBC has ZERO authority. That is just the way it is. The SBC exists to coordinate spending for missions and seminaries. Nothing else. It is probably hard for someone used to a rigid church hierarchy to understand having none.

    “If his far-left pro-illegal views aren’t shared by most SBC pastors, you’d think at least ONE of them would have challenged him for the title of “President” since he doesn’t represent the majority viewpoint of his denomination.”

    Again, you totally misunderstand what the SBC does. There is no authority in being part of the SBC leadership. It exists to coordinate missions and seminaries. The President of the SBC can believe whatever he wants politically. It means NOTHING to member churches or their congregations.

    ” Even if it was a figurehead title, I’d choose the person I think best represents the SBC’s theological beliefs as a whole”

    The theological beliefs of the SBC are set forth here - but no member church has to subscribe to them. Many do, many do not. Some use one of the previous versions:

    Here is what it says about church structure:

    ” A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel; observing the two ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws, exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word, and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth. Each congregation operates under the Lordship of Christ through democratic processes. In such a congregation each member is responsible and accountable to Christ as Lord. Its scriptural officers are pastors and deacons. While both men and women are gifted for service in the church, the office of pastor is limited to men as qualified by Scripture.

    The New Testament speaks also of the church as the Body of Christ which includes all of the redeemed of all the ages, believers from every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation. “

    Also here:

    “Christ’s people should, as occasion requires, organize such associations and conventions as may best secure cooperation for the great objects of the Kingdom of God. Such organizations have no authority over one another or over the churches. They are voluntary and advisory bodies designed to elicit, combine, and direct the energies of our people in the most effective manner. Members of New Testament churches should cooperate with one another in carrying forward the missionary, educational, and benevolent ministries for the extension of Christ’s Kingdom. Christian unity in the New Testament sense is spiritual harmony and voluntary cooperation for common ends by various groups of Christ’s people. Cooperation is desirable between the various Christian denominations, when the end to be attained is itself justified, and when such cooperation involves no violation of conscience or compromise of loyalty to Christ and His Word as revealed in the New Testament.”

    Please notice: “Such organizations have no authority over one another or over the churches.”

    I’ve been a baptist for over 30 years. I haven’t known the name of the President of the SBC during ANY of those years. I had no idea who held the office this year until you told me. It simply is not relevant to anyone I’ve met. I doubt any of our members could tell you his name.

    “we know the actual pool of candidates is pretty small when they meet to elect someone”

    WE know no such thing. The vote is done during the Convention. Any delegate gets to vote. I could be a delegate next year IF I wished to go. I’ve never gone and I’ve never cared who was President. He doesn’t speak for anyone besides himself.

  • Francis takes Congress to task on immigration, abortion, gay marriage and (Shortened)

    09/24/2015 5:52:58 PM PDT · 110 of 118
    Mr Rogers to BillyBoy

    Ronnie Floyd doesn’t speak for Southern Baptists. He can’t. He has ZERO authority over southern baptists.

    ““Our Lord Jesus himself was a so-called ‘illegal immigrant.’ Fleeing, like many of those in our country right now, a brutal political situation, our Lord’s parents sojourned with him in Egypt,” Moore wrote.

    “Therefore, without any question at all, Jesus Christ is sympathetic with immigrants,” Floyd added.”

    If I meet Floyd, I can and will tell him he’s full of horse poop, and that he’s reading his stupid politics into twisting the Bible and that he ought to be ashamed of himself. And as I said - he does not and cannot speak for the SBC. He has no authority of any kind over me or my pastor or our elders.

    Floyd makes no claim of speaking as the Vicar of Christ. If he tried, he’d be booted out of the SBC in a heartbeat. He is just one of 45,000 pastors in the SBC. Nothing more. One of 45,000.

  • Pope Francis Just Echoed Obama's 'Offensive' Prayer Breakfast Remarks

    09/24/2015 2:09:03 PM PDT · 52 of 62
    Mr Rogers to NKP_Vet

    I’m a Baptist who misses the previous Pope.

  • Francis takes Congress to task on immigration, abortion, gay marriage and (Shortened)

    09/24/2015 1:46:03 PM PDT · 106 of 118
    Mr Rogers to BillyBoy

    The head of the SBC doesn’t even head the SBC. All the congregations are autonomous. But if God was choosing someone to be his Vicar, I suspect He’s choose someone who knew the difference between good and evil.

  • Francis takes Congress to task on immigration, abortion, gay marriage and (Shortened)

    09/24/2015 11:07:13 AM PDT · 92 of 118
    Mr Rogers to BillyBoy; TTFlyer

    “That means MOST of us Christians in the world DO answer to Catholic Popes.”

    Then try getting one who isn’t a blithering idiot!

  • Francis takes Congress to task on immigration, abortion, gay marriage and (Shortened)

    09/24/2015 11:05:08 AM PDT · 91 of 118
    Mr Rogers to Gargantua

    We need to EXPORT FREEDOM, not import those who desire it!

  • Remarks by President Obama and His Holiness Pope Francis at Arrival Ceremony

    09/23/2015 10:29:11 AM PDT · 10 of 28
    Mr Rogers to onedoug

    Personally, I think Jesus would have taken a whip to Obama.

  • Juice Is the Root of Our Obesity Problem

    09/21/2015 4:34:58 PM PDT · 45 of 51
    Mr Rogers to TangibleDisgust

    “weight loss and weight gain is all about calories.”

    No. It isn’t. That is because your body is not a car. Your body regulates things via hormones. How those hormones respond to food depends on the type of food taken in.

    There is a reason some people can eat the top off the table and not get fat, and others gain weight just walking past a bakery - and it is NOT exercise.

    PS - I’m a life long runner. I get the exercise. When I cut the carbs, I dropped 30 lbs without increasing my exercise. Hmmmm....

  • Climber dies in 500-foot fall on Three Fingered Jack

    09/21/2015 2:59:55 PM PDT · 30 of 38
    Mr Rogers to BenLurkin
    I believe this is a picture of another climber in that area:

  • The WWII-Era Plane Giving the F-35 a Run for Its Money

    09/19/2015 7:59:57 PM PDT · 85 of 89
    Mr Rogers to BwanaNdege

    The smart weapons and targeting pods are a huge change. I loved dropping manual bombs by scrapping them off the wing, so to speak...but that is no longer the most accurate way to drop a bomb.

    Loiter time is huge, and the USAF forgets that. I also was in the F-111. In GW1, the F-111Fs blew up a huge number of tanks - more than the A-10s, I was told - by hanging out in kill boxes with lots of time and lots of PGMs.

    I fully understand the love for the A-10. I was in Afghanistan in 2007 & talked to some Army guys who told me they were both on their last clip & thinking it might be good to save their last bullets for themselves when some A-10s showed up. I guess they must have gunned the enemy to hell. The guys said there were corpses all around, and they would forever after love the A-10.

    I would ideally like to have both. I did have a small chance to work briefly with the A-10C upgrade before I retired, and I live near Davis-Monthan. The A-10 is a great plane.

    But I also have books from the 1970s predicting the total worthlessness of the F-15, F-16 & F-18. One predicted the F-15 would be the biggest failure in aviation history. And when I first saw some of the new targeting pods in test, my gut reaction was, “These things could change CAS”. Unless you’ve seen what they can do, it is hard to appreciate how things have changed.

    Good luck to you and yours, regardless. My Dad flew helicopters in Vietnam in 1972, but he didn’t come back.