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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Tempest In A Teapot: The Paper Tigers Of The GOP

Cross posted @ the Atheist Oasis

papertigerPaper Tiger: Paper tiger is a literal English translation of the Chinese phrase zhilaohu (紙老虎). The term refers to something that seems threatening but is ineffectual and unable to withstand challenge.

Well now, it’s been about two weeks since Obergefell v. Hodges, and we were promised civil disobedience and/or war. Let’s just see who’s been threatening what:

James Dobson (another person on my top ten I’d-like-to-slap-some-smarts-into-you list), has predicted civil war and the imminent collapse of Western civilization.

Rick Joyner (another nobody who can’t get a regular job) says that this in preparation for the coming of the Antichrist.

Mike Huckabee, everyone’s least favorite Republican (Young Earther? Shouldn’t be in office then), has been calling for civil disobedience. Sorry Fucked-up-bee, having Chuckles Norris on your side means shit in the real world.

This is the one that really pisses me off: black pastor groups rallying people for this nonsense. It’s bad enough there should be some kind of sympathy there (yeah, slavery and sexuality are different, but the principle remains the same), but skin color is not a precondition for deciding who gets civil rights – yes, everybody is aware that the African American population spearheaded the civil rights movement, but it’s not just about race. Anyone wants to get into that, fine – just read the definition.

So I’ve been waiting (only kinda joking) for war to break out, civil disobedience to spill over into the rioting streets, people tearing each apart, etc. All the signs of an imminent impending collapse.


Honestly, it’s kind of anti-climactic. We were promised sturm und drang, didn’t even get a light sprinkle. Maybe it’s too early in the game to tell, but thus far, the world just keeps on spinnin’.

Republicans are all mouth and trousers, it seems. Not really a surprise, though.

Till the next post then.

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