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GoCubsGo wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2023 12:35 pm
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Fri Oct 27, 2023 11:16 am
Some wouldn't say "incredible" - some would say "predictable" in light of recent history.
Not his nomination so much but the fact that the "fatigued" Republican congresscritters folded like a cheap suit without a cheep.

I gave them too much credit.
Well we knew the Repugs had no backbone. Now it's clear none of them have balls or brains. What's a critter with no backbone, balls, or brains?
Maybe a slug?

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Some wouldn't say "incredible" - some would say "predictable" in light of recent history.
Not his nomination so much but the fact that the "fatigued" Republican congresscritters folded like a cheap suit without a cheep.

I gave them too much credit.
Well we knew the Repugs had no backbone. Now it's clear none of them have balls or brains. What's a critter with no backbone, balls, or brains?
Maybe a slug?
My naivety has been shown.
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"slug" seems too substantial to me. I'd go with worms.
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Fri Oct 27, 2023 1:37 am
A spineless sleazebag can still be manipulated to fit circumstances, like with the avoided shutdown, but a zealot is way more dangerous.
Maaaybe the zealot loses support of middle America faster -0-? . If P01135809 crashes and burns will Jtj, Gaetz and the rest of the cult also crash and burn?

It appears that Johnson the johnson was "manipulated" into temporarily avoiding a govt shutdown in order to get moderate support, though I wouldn't bet the farm on it yet. If so, is there really any difference from Moronic SINO McCarthy? Anyhow, not many Dems could face their voters after voting for a "spineless sleazebag".

"zealot", what zealot?
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The science of creationism.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ark_Encounter
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New House Speaker Thinks Creationist Museum Is 'Pointing People To The Truth'
An ark replica with dinosaurs "is one way to bring people to this recognition ... that what we read in the Bible are actual historical events,” Mike Johnson said.


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Fri Oct 27, 2023 10:19 am
It's incredible that an absolute nutjob can be elected speaker, the more we learn the nuttier he becomes. As the nation knew nothing about him I wonder what the semi sane Republicans in the House that voted for him knew at the time.

He's a dream to run against in the 2024 cycle, the ads are being written already.

He won't be able to advance his agenda beyond the house, but damage can be done by what he won't do, such as a budget, aid to Ukraine etc. in the name of his causes.

Fortunately (thx McCarthy? :shock: ) the debt ceiling is covered until 2025.
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... “Let us pray for the House,” Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina said in jest at a town hall in Indianola, Iowa, yesterday when he was asked about the speaker drama.

“Please stop embarrassing the party, in Jesus’ name, amen,” Scott added to a laughing crowd.
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Fri Oct 27, 2023 2:48 pm
It just gets weirder, no wonder they didn't want him vetted.

What’s Up With Speaker Mike Johnson’s Black Son?


What a terrible thing . . . he was a Cowboys fan:

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SINO Johnson the johnson responds to the Talking Points Memo article:
Exclusive: Mike Johnson Speaks Out About Adopted Black Son

... "When Speaker Johnson first ran for Congress in 2016, he and his wife, Kelly, spoke to their son Michael—who they took in as newlyweds when Michael was 14 years old," said Corinne Day, communications director for Johnson.

"At the time of the Speaker's election to Congress, Michael was an adult with a family of his own. He asked not to be involved in their new public life. The Speaker has respected that sentiment throughout his career and maintains a close relationship with Michael to this day."

... Johnson's office explained in its statement that it is Michael's choice not to appear in campaign material....

Several photos of Michael were displayed on screen during Johnson's 2020 PBS interview with journalist Walter Isaacson, which is available in full on YouTube. They showed Michael as a boy and as an adult with Johnson's family.

The interview took place shortly after the death of George Floyd, a Black man who was killed by police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 2020. Chauvin was found guilty of unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in 2021.

Johnson told Isaacson: "We took him in as our own and Michael is now doing great. This is now 20 years later. He's in his mid-30s. He lives in California—four children of his own," adding that Michael had "a great family life."

"And he says to people—he shares his testimony—that were it not for our intervention in his life, he would certainly have joined a gang, gotten on drugs, wound up in prison or dead on the streets somewhere," Johnson said.

Video of Johnson speaking to Isaacson about his adopted son also gained renewed attention on X on Wednesday.

In a video clip of the interview shared on the platform by PatriotTakes, Johnson said: "And I've thought often through all these ordeals over the last couple of weeks about the difference in the experiences between my two 14-year-old sons, Michael being a Black American and Jack being white Caucasian."

PatriotTakes describes itself as dedicated to "research monitoring and exposing right-wing extremism."

"They have different challenges," Johnson added. "My son Jack has an easier path. He just does. The interesting thing about both of these kids, Michael and Jack, is they're both handsome, articulate, really talented kids, gifted by God to do lots of things.

"But the reality is, and no one can tell me otherwise, my son Michael had a harder time than my son Jack is going to have simply because of the color of his skin. And that's a reality. It's an uncomfortable, painful one to acknowledge, but people have to recognize that's a fact."

"I think that we need, we really do need, systematic change. I think we need transformative solutions," he added.
Sounds plausible, even laudable. I'll give Johnson points pending further info.
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MAGA Pastor's Bizarre Explanation After Getting Jim Jordan Prophecy Wrong

... Vaughn of First Harvest Ministries in Waveland, Mississippi, prophesied last week that Jordan would become speaker because it was "Yahweh's plan" for Trump to control the House with Jordan as his "proxy." When Johnson was elected instead this week, Vaughn insisted that his prophecy had not failed, bizarrely claiming that "Mike Johnson IS Jim Jordan."

In a video clip shared Thursday to X, formerly Twitter, by Right Wing Watch—a project of liberal advocacy group People for the American Way—Vaughn argues that the close relationship between the two Republican congressmen had caused Johnson to become a "duplicate" of Jordan, referring to the new House speaker as "Mike Jordan" at one point....

"Mike Johnson is Jim Jordan because he is Jim Jordan's protégé," Vaughn explains. "The difference in Mike and Jim is that Jim has a lot of haters...only because Jim Jordan has been in the limelight...whereas Mike Jordan has not been."
I'm inclined to agree, not so "Bizarre" to me. Congress is screwed, maybe America, too.
... He predicted that Trump would win the 2024 presidential election and "fix the damage" before hand-picking a successor who would help to usher in "12 years of Trump-ism to fix this nation."
Possible :problem:
In 2021, Vaughn argued that Facebook's decision to suspend Trump's account was "the same mistake that Satan made when he killed Jesus Christ," claiming that the social media company had "created a world full of little Christians that echo the message of Christ" by suspending the ex-president. Meta, meanwhile, restored Trump's account earlier this year.
Somewhat true, not that I think NSAbook's suspension was wrong.
In addition to preaching about Trump, Vaughn claimed earlier this year that Democratic Senator John Fetterman of Pennsylvania had been "used" by Satan to keep control of the Senate, saying that Fetterman's in-patient treatment for depression meant that "Satan's done with him" and had decided to "send him to the mental nuthouse" after the 2022 midterm election.
Okay, that I will call bizarre. :crazy:
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https://www.yahoo.com/news/white-house- ... 31598.html

“The problem is the human heart. It’s not guns, it’s not the weapons. At the end of the day, we have to protect the right of the citizens to protect themselves, and that’s the Second Amendment, and that’s why our party stands so strongly for that.”
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“We absolutely reject the offensive accusation that gun crime is uniquely high in the United States because of Americans’ ‘hearts’. Gun crime is uniquely high in the United States because congressional Republicans have spent decades choosing the gun industry’s lobbyists over the lives of innocent Americans.”
-- White House deputy press secretary Andrew Bates
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Kelly Johnson, who is married to House Speaker Mike Johnson, practices a form of Christian counseling that classifies people into 'choleric', 'phlegmatic,' and other ancient personality types purportedly ordained by God

Kelly Johnson, the wife of the newly elected House speaker, ran a Christian counseling service that is affiliated with an organization that advocates against abortion and homosexuality and whose practices are built on the teachings of the Greek physician Hippocrates.

It is not clear if Kelly Johnson will continue her practice. Not long after Rep. Mike Johnson became House speaker last week, Kelly Johnson's website became inaccessible.
RW xtians are cowards.
... Along with her counseling, Johnson is also listed as an advisor to the Louisiana Right for Life, an anti-abortion organization.
RW xtians are misogynists.
... The temperament-based approach breaks people down into five types: Melancholy, Choleric, Sanguine, Supine, and Phlegmatic. Richard and Phyllis Arno, who established a test to identify people's temperament, founded the National Christian Counselors Association in the early 1980s.
As far as I can tell "Doctor" Richard Arno is a seminary grad and xtian activist and "Doctor" Phyllis Arno was a legal secretary. Their "doctorates" were bestowed by inbred, unaccredited, distance learning RW xtian schools. They have no education in psychology or any science for that matter. Their "counselors" shun state standards and licensing. RW xtians are unaccountable liars.
... Not all Christian counseling is created the same. Some more traditional counselors may add Biblical elements to science-based approaches, while others counseling might take the form of pastoral guidance, and some reject more science-based approaches in favor of a faith-based model that emphasizes the power of God and scripture.

It's not entirely clear where Johnson falls on this informal scale. She has a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Louisiana Tech and a Master's in Education from Centenary College (Methodist)....
Laudable, but it ain't counseling, psychology or any science. RW xtians are charlatans.
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... Of course, it’s unlikely Johnson doesn’t actually have a bank account. What’s more likely is Johnson lives paycheck to paycheck—so much so that he doesn’t have enough money in his bank account to trigger the checking account disclosure rules for members of Congress....
If so, that's over now. Any pol that doesn't turn the new power into a cash cow is a lousy pol.
"It’s strange to see Speaker Johnson disclose no assets,” Libowitz told The Daily Beast. “He made over $200,000 last year, and his wife took home salary from two employers as well, so why isn’t there a bank account or any form of savings listed?”

Johnson has also carried debts over for several years, which Libowitz said would sharpen the question.

“He owes hundreds of thousands of dollars between a mortgage, personal loan, and home equity line of credit, so where did that money go?” Libowitz said. “If he truly has no bank account and no assets, it raises questions about his personal financial wellbeing.”

... The year before joining Congress, Johnson reported over $200,000 in combined income, a total he and his wife seem to clear annually. He topped that number again last year, reporting his $174,000 federal salary along with roughly $30,000 from his Liberty University online teaching gig—a steady side hustle Johnson first reported in 2019.

His wife also reported income last year from two nonprofit groups, “Onward Christian Education Services, Inc.” and “Louisiana Right To Life Educational Committee.” Members aren’t required to disclose how much money their spouses earn, just the sources....
Seems fishy to me. $200K+/year is a lot of money regardless of expenses.
With Johnson appearing to not have even a single dollar in the stock market, a savings account, or a retirement plan, the new speaker may have plans to use his congressional position as a springboard to something more lucrative once he’s done in government. That could happen once he’s done in government, but if the new speaker sees a boon while in office, he certainly wouldn’t be the first member of Congress to do so.
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Wed Nov 01, 2023 5:50 pm

:think:
Told ya.

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... Of course, it’s unlikely Johnson doesn’t actually have a bank account. What’s more likely is Johnson lives paycheck to paycheck—so much so that he doesn’t have enough money in his bank account to trigger the checking account disclosure rules for members of Congress....
If so, that's over now. Any pol that doesn't turn the new power into a cash cow is a lousy pol.
"It’s strange to see Speaker Johnson disclose no assets,” Libowitz told The Daily Beast. “He made over $200,000 last year, and his wife took home salary from two employers as well, so why isn’t there a bank account or any form of savings listed?”

Johnson has also carried debts over for several years, which Libowitz said would sharpen the question.

“He owes hundreds of thousands of dollars between a mortgage, personal loan, and home equity line of credit, so where did that money go?” Libowitz said. “If he truly has no bank account and no assets, it raises questions about his personal financial wellbeing.”

... The year before joining Congress, Johnson reported over $200,000 in combined income, a total he and his wife seem to clear annually. He topped that number again last year, reporting his $174,000 federal salary along with roughly $30,000 from his Liberty University online teaching gig—a steady side hustle Johnson first reported in 2019.

His wife also reported income last year from two nonprofit groups, “Onward Christian Education Services, Inc.” and “Louisiana Right To Life Educational Committee.” Members aren’t required to disclose how much money their spouses earn, just the sources....
Seems fishy to me. $200K+/year is a lot of money regardless of expenses.
With Johnson appearing to not have even a single dollar in the stock market, a savings account, or a retirement plan, the new speaker may have plans to use his congressional position as a springboard to something more lucrative once he’s done in government. That could happen once he’s done in government, but if the new speaker sees a boon while in office, he certainly wouldn’t be the first member of Congress to do so.
:think:
Libowitz said. “If he truly has no bank account and no assets, it raises questions about his personal financial wellbeing.”


The mortgage and the loans make Clinton’s Whitewater bank fraud look like even more of a nothing burger.
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GoCubsGo wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2023 6:12 pm
Vrede too wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2023 5:50 pm
GoCubsGo wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2023 12:18 pm
More rotting fish turning up.

:think:
Told ya.

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SINO Johnson the johnson wanted (wants?) to amend the Constitution to reflect his pitiful bigotry:
https://www.meidastouch.com/news/speake ... e-equality
:roll: Creepy and sick RW xtians peep in the bedroom windows of Americans. In fact,

Speaker Mike Johnson Celebrated Being Called a "Despicable Bigot" for Opposing Marriage Equality
Johnson: "Oh, thank you! Thank you!"


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Asshole.
Did the Republicans actually know who they were voting for?
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Asshole.
Did the Republicans actually know who they were voting for?
-0-? Someone said that he was disliked the least among the options because he was so unknown and irrelevant. One would hope that they now have regrets, but who knows with this bunch of MAGAts?
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The woke, liberal agenda puts Americans last. I want to put Americans FIRST.

I refuse to put people over politics.

-- SINO Johnson the johnson, fundraising email today
Opps :laughing-rolling:
... either a crucial typo or said the quiet part out loud ...
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The liberal media is out to destroy me by reporting on the vile and horrible things I do and say. Not fair!!!! I'm a victim, a victim, a victim - oh dear baby jesus save ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
from NY Mag Intelligencer (google the headline below for the article)....it's quite detailed

15 Not-Fun Facts About Speaker Mike Johnson

1. He masterminded Trump’s election coup.
2. He's the least-experienced House Speaker in 140 years.
3. He worked for the conservative legal group behind the case that ended Roe v. Wade.
4. He wants to ban abortion nationwide.
5. He blamed abortion for school shootings.
6. He also blamed abortion for Social Security and Medicare cuts.
7. He blamed mass shootings on the teaching of evolution.
8. He fought to make taxpayers fund a Noah’s Ark theme park.
9. He fought to ban same-sex marriage in Louisiana.
10. He led an anti-gay campus movement.
11. He wrote a lot of homophobic op-eds.
12. He introduced a national version of Florida's "Don’t Say Gay" bill.
13. He was an advocate for "covenant marriage," which makes it harder to divorce.
14. He blamed post-Katrina looting on America turning away from God.
15. He doesn't believe in the separation of church and state.
Is Mikey wearing one of Uncle Sigmund's slips again?
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New House Speaker Blamed School Shootings on Teaching Evolution and Abortion
Mike Johnson is a Christian nationalist with extreme views on guns, reproductive rights, and more. He's now second in line for the presidency


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The entire Republican party apparently cannot afford proof readers.
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What's with her voice?

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