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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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G’morning from dank (but slightly warmer) Larryville, GN!

Mac --

That’s an epic thread GIF, sir; thanks for faithfully keeping this place spinning day in and day out.

I got nothin’ else at present; guh.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
6 years ago

Good morning,

Have to agree with Fatwa, Mac, and echo his thanks.

Another day, another buck. Hope everybody has a wonderful wonderful wonderful day.

Sven

BrendaK
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6 years ago

Too c ooO olld to type much — great gif (I pronounce that like Jiff), Mac.

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

BrendaK
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6 years ago

Entitle that one, “Daylight Savings Time claims another victim”

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
6 years ago

Happy Tuesday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, Sven, and Brenda!

I didn’t understand the thread-gif until I reloaded the page (it wasn’t animated, just stuck at the end.)

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
6 years ago

This is the Mayor of Rotterdam -- a muslim immigrant and son of an imam.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Read about that Mayor last night. While I’d sure like to believe he actually meant what he said, I am also mindful of the Islamic concept of taqiyya:

…a form of religious dissimulation, or a legal dispensation whereby a believing individual can deny his faith or commit otherwise illegal or blasphemous acts while they are in fear or at risk of significant persecution.

Given fairly recent history, as well as the long-term enmity of Muslims toward Jews and the history of Dad’s family, I believe it is more than a little dangerous for me to ever believe what comes out of the mouths of Muslims.

When someone’s (un)holy book commands them to lie, subjugate and/or murder -- combined with the fact they continue to do so every day in 2015 -- one trusts them at potentially great peril. Therefore, I cannot.

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BrendaK asked me to add: “I don’t know if this man is trustworthy or not, but those were words that needed to be said and I am grateful that an acknowledged Muslim person said them.”

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
6 years ago

I tend to agree with BrendaK on this one. I also fully acknowledge and support your position, Fatwa. Whether he believes what he said, or not, more of the world’s putative leaders need to be saying this, giving leave to their citizenry to say -- and mean -- the same thing. It would be a welcome change from business-as-usual:

Paris’ Muslims and Jimmy Carter Agree: The Charlie Hebdo Murders Were Engineered by The Jews

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Peanut Boy can just Rot op, as the Mayor of Rotterdam put it.

The day that POS Jimmuh joins the bleedin’ choir invisible, I will cheerfully go to a package store and overpay (because all liquor is preposterously priced here in GA) for a bottle of good bourbon.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
6 years ago

I liked the video and the sentiment.

The members of any religion run the gamut of belief and convenience. Theory, faith, and action. That’s true for Christians, Jews, and I imagine Muslims as well. And within each religion and their religious texts, you can find examples of murderous and immoral acts and teachings.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
6 years ago

For all them cold gerbils:

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
6 years ago
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I’d post The Cremation of Sam McGee, but that would just be wrong -- and not in a good way.