Daily Archives: October 25, 2018

Conservatives Create Wild Conspiracy Theories About MAGA Bomber…

Date: October 25, 2018

01) Conservatives Create Wild Conspiracy Theories About MAGA Bomber

“Shortly after it was reported that suspicious packages containing explosive devices were sent to high profile Democrats and donors, conservatives began cooking up wild conspiracy theories about the entire thing being a false flag in order to boost Democrats ahead of the midterms. This conspiracy theory was hatched on Reddit by pro-Trump supporters, and it didn’t take long for Fox News and other conservative sites to jump on it. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.


Well for the last 24 hours we’ve had conservatives out there telling us that all of these bombs being delivered to high profile liberals in the United States are a false flag operation. The idea is that Democrats are sending these bombs to themselves or a group of Democrats is out there sending it to other Democrats in order to gain sympathy for the party ahead of the midterms, and to paint the right wing as some kind of crazed, deadly threat that needs to be voted out of office that’s the conspiracy theory being pushed by Republicans right no.w

This is conspiracy theory that yesterday as soon as reports of these bombs started coming out, over on Reddit, on the The Donald subreddit, they began pushing this conspiracy almost immediately. Shortly after that, it was picked up by Fox News. They had guests on who suggested. And then later in the day we even had Fox News hosts, including Lou Dobbs who has a direct line into the President of the United States saying, that it’s likely this was a false flag operation.

George Soros, Hilary Clinton, Barack Obama, just this morning Joe Biden, Robert DeNiro, Debbie Wassermann-Schultz, Erik Holder. My apologies if I’m leaving anybody out, but the list seems to be growing by the hour at this point. This is insanity. And this is not, as Mike Pence and Donald Trump, and Ted Cruz, and even some Democrats said, this is not a both sides issue. This is domestic terrorism being carried out against current and former government officials, high profile donors, and even members of Hollywood at this point who’ve spoken out against the President of the United States. This is an act of domestic terrorism.

It’s not because of the tone of the media, oh and CNN was also a target, John Brennan. And it’s not because of them, it’s not of CNN, as Donald Trump told us this morning and as Sarah Huckabee Sanders repeated after Donald Trump said this. This is a uniquely Republican thing happening here. We have not seen any kind of level of violence or anger on the left as we have from the Republicans. Let’s not forget that these people did kill someone a year ago, Heather Higher in Charlottesville. They want to kill more people, principal at least they want to give is the impression that no liberals are safe, no Democrats are safe. They’re going to come after anybody who dares say a bad word against the President.

This is not a conspiracy, this is not liberals trying to bomb themselves, this is not George Soros funding these things. These are crazy people on the right who are going after anyone who’s criticized Donald Trump. We have to stop with this both sides rhetoric. That is not what is happening here. The Republican right, the alt-right, whatever the hell they want to call themselves today, they are being energized by the hateful language coming out of Donald Trump’s mouth.”

Shuhada’ Davitt [Sinead O’Connor]: Islam’s Most Recent Famous Convert?…


Date: October 25, 2018

01) Sinead O’Connor renounces Catholicism and converts to Islam

“IRISH singer Sinead O’Connor has revealed she has renounced Catholicism and converted to Islam, taking the new name “Shuhada’ Davitt”.

O’Connor, who last year changed her legal name to Magda Davitt, said she had ditched the Catholic Church for good in a message to fans on Twitter.

The 51-year-old was previously ordained a priest by a breakaway Catholic sect, the Irish Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church, in the late 1990s.

But in a series of recent tweets, the Dubliner revealed she had swapped the clerical collar for the hijab and become a Muslim.

“This is to announce that I am proud to have become a Muslim,” she wrote.

“This is the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian’s journey. All scripture study leads to Islam. Which makes all other scriptures redundant.

“I will be given (another) new name. It will be Shuhada’.”


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Study: Authoritarianism mostly explains why some religious people report less independence of intellect…


Date: October 25, 2018

01) Study: Authoritarianism mostly explains why some religious people report less independence of intellect

“People who are highly religious or spiritual are slightly less humble about their intellectual abilities on average, according to new research. But the study indicates that authoritarianism is the key factor.

The findings were published in the scientific journal
Personality and Individual Differences.

“Intellectual humility is a form of humility related to the way people think. It can be defined as a nonthreatening awareness of one’s intellectual fallibility,” said study author Elizabeth Krumrei-Mancuso, an associate professor of psychology at Pepperdine University.

“I’m interested in this topic because it is foundational for gaining new knowledge and understanding. That is, people who realize and accept that their knowledge is not perfect will be more likely to discover biases and errors in their thinking, consider other viewpoints, respect those who disagree, and so forth.”

“As such, intellectual humility benefits individuals as well as relationships and society. I was further interested in the links between intellectual humility and religion, given that religion is a pervasive aspect of culture that has been closely tied to the way people view and treat others,” Krumrei-Mancuso told PsyPost.

“It initially seemed that a number of religious and spiritual variables predicted less intellectual humility over time, but these links mostly disappeared when factoring in the construct of right-wing authoritarianism,” Krumrei-Mancuso explained.

“This suggests that religion and spirituality are mostly unrelated to intellectual humility, but that certain sociopolitical attitudes about authority are associated with decreases in intellectual humility. These sociopolitical attitudes include a strong emphasis on obedience to leaders, intolerance of deviance, and conformity to norms.”

Right-wing authoritarianism describes the tendency to submit to political authority and be hostile towards other groups The right-wing authoritarianism scale asks participants how much they agree with statements such as: “It’s always better to trust the judgment of the proper authorities in government and religion than to listen to the noisy rabble-rousers in our society who are trying to create doubts in people’s minds.”


Son of a Preacher Man – Tom Goss…

Date: October 25, 2018

01) Son of a Preacher Man – Tom Goss

“So many people are hurt in the name of love. Here’s to another way.

Billy Ray was a preacher’s son and when his daddy would visit he’d come along.
And when they started talkin’, that’s when Billy would take me walkin’.
Out through the back yard we’d go walkin’.
Then he’d look into my eyes, Lord knows it was my surprise.

The only one who could ever reach me was the son of a preacher man. The only one who could ever teach me was the son of a preacher man. Yes he was, he was, yes he was.

Bein’ good isn’t always easy, no matter how hard I try. When he’d start sweet-talkin’ to me, he’d kiss and tell me “Everything is all right”. Kiss and tell me “Everything is all right”. Can I get away again tonight?

The only one who could ever reach me, was the son of a preacher man. The only boy who could ever teach me, was the son of a preacher man. Yes he was, he was, yes he was.

Ooh, how I remember that look in his eyes. Stealin’ kisses from me on the sly. Takin’ time to make time. Tellin’ me he’s all mine. Learnin’ from each other’s knowin’, look at us here how much we’re growing.

The only one who could ever reach me was the son of a preacher man. The only one who could ever teach me was the son of a preacher man.

The only one who could ever reach me was the son of a preacher man. The only one who could ever teach me was the son of a preacher man.
The only one…”

This is the 100th ‘October’ Post!…


Date: October 25, 2018

…Well…according to this blog, this is post 100…

…There are a few cross overs, from other Sub-Blogs, which got double categorized into “October”.

…As I’ve counted…those account for about five posts…But, they fit this series…So…they will be counted.

Not many of my Sub-Blogs actually reach their 100th post.

…I like to mark these sorts of occasions.

Happy October!