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Thread: Sarah Palin = fruit cake.

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    Sarah Palin = fruit cake.

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    In no way am I trying to make light of the tragedy of Malaysia flight 370, a disaster for all concerned.

    However, this just in from Sarah Palin Palin Wonders If Flight 370 ‘Flew Directly to Heaven’ - The Daily Currant makes you wonder, and she was a vice presidential candidate.

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    Incredibly scary...

    I skimmed the title of the thread, didn't pick up the Sarah Palin part at all and was expecting a coffee tasting note!

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    Hi Yelta.....

    About - The Daily Currant

    "About
    The Daily Currant is an English language online satirical newspaper that covers global politics, business, technology, entertainment, science, health and media. It is accessible from over 190 countries worldwide - now including South Sudan.

    Our mission is to ridicule the timid ignorance which obstructs our progress, and promote intelligence - which presses forward.



    Q. Are your news stories real?

    A. No. Our stories are purely fictional. However they are meant to address real-world issues through satire and often refer and link to real events happening in the world." *

    *excerpt from the above link.



    Still........... we all know Palin is a fruitcake.
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    Guys, check your sources ffs...


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    G'Day Chokkidog, your pretty quick off the mark, wondered how long it would take someone to latch on.

    About - The Daily Currant
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    Good save :P
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    No worries Yelta!! ;-D

    After I read that little tid-bit I just scrolled down the page and read the links to the Bieber and Colorado stories.......... :-D :-D :-D

    then kept going to the bottom of the page!

    Cheers!

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    Makes you wonder what, if any purpose publishing this type of article serves, other than to perhaps confuse the more gullible among us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    Makes you wonder what, if any purpose publishing this type of article serves, other than to perhaps confuse the more gullible among us.
    The same purpose as does any satirical work; partly for humour and enjoyment, partly to use analogous or exaggerated stories to show how wrong something that actually exists is.

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    Red face

    No save here... hook, line and sinker I'm afraid.

    No offers to sell me a bridge please.

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    Swap you one for your Quest :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragunov21 View Post
    Swap you one for your Quest :P
    Nice... I deserved it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    Makes you wonder what, if any purpose publishing this type of article serves, other than to perhaps confuse the more gullible among us.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dragunov21 View Post
    The same purpose as does any satirical work; partly for humour and enjoyment, partly to use analogous or exaggerated stories to show how wrong something that actually exists is.
    In the instance of the Bieber and the Colorado story then yes, they serve a purpose, sort of, in a banal, irrelevant kind of way.

    But in the case of the plane not yet found; with all the anguish and trauma of the families of the missing, not to mention the (innocent of the??) crew
    and passengers themselves........poor taste, like, really poor.

    It's not a joke.
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    The sad thing is that it really is quite believable. Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann and other members of the Tea Party have made careers out of somewhat similar beliefs and statements. Makes H.L Mencken (1926) seem all the more brilliant for his rather poignant observation: "No one ever went bankrupt underestimating the intelligence of the American public."
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    Tangentially - a friend recently returned from the USA and commented that he was amazed at the pervasiveness of religion in everyday life in America.
    He would not have been surprised to hear comments like this said in all seriousness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    He would not have been surprised to hear comments like this said in all seriousness.
    And therein lies the rub, the scariest part about this article is that it is 100% plausible... (Probably also why so many people didn't realise it was satire)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    Tangentially - a friend recently returned from the USA and commented that he was amazed at the pervasiveness of religion in everyday life in America.
    He would not have been surprised to hear comments like this said in all seriousness.
    I agree, but I also think we need to be a little more cognisant of the similarities here. For example, as far as I know in America they don't say prayers at the start of their parliament each day - we do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathon View Post
    I agree, but I also think we need to be a little more cognisant of the similarities here. For example, as far as I know in America they don't say prayers at the start of their parliament each day - we do!
    They most certainly do!!!! And... it's "Congress" not "Parliament" over there.

    To quote The Congressional Prayer Caucus in the U.S.: "The opening of sessions of legislative and other deliberative public bodies with prayer is deeply embedded in the history and tradition of this country. From colonial times through the founding of the Republic and ever since, the practice of legislative prayer has coexisted with the principles of disestablishment and religious freedomů In light of the unambiguous and unbroken history of more than 200 years, there can be no doubt that the practice of opening legislative sessions with prayer has become part of the fabric of our society."

    And... for what it's worth... there really isn't any comparison between the levels of religiosity in Australia and the United States. The U.S. wins that one hands down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinitasse View Post


    And... for what it's worth... there really isn't any comparison between the levels of religiosity in Australia and the United States. The U.S. wins that one hands down!
    They most certainly do.

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    For a moment it seemed as though I was reading The Age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinitasse View Post
    They most certainly do!!!! And... it's "Congress" not "Parliament" over there.

    To quote The Congressional Prayer Caucus in the U.S.: "The opening of sessions of legislative and other deliberative public bodies with prayer is deeply embedded in the history and tradition of this country. From colonial times through the founding of the Republic and ever since, the practice of legislative prayer has coexisted with the principles of disestablishment and religious freedomů In light of the unambiguous and unbroken history of more than 200 years, there can be no doubt that the practice of opening legislative sessions with prayer has become part of the fabric of our society."

    And... for what it's worth... there really isn't any comparison between the levels of religiosity in Australia and the United States. The U.S. wins that one hands down!
    Happy to stand corrected. And having spent plenty of time in America, I'm under no illusions about the level of religious fevour in parts of the country, and even in the US north it's more than here. I was just making the point that there are aspects of Australian life (admittedly not many) that have similarities.

    It's hard to hold back and not make further comment when you have extremely strong views on a subject, but my views on religion are likely to offend some, so I'll bite my tongue...

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    Gees, religion AND politics in the same post (with a small dash of jingoism)

    Next thing you will want to discuss whether to add milk andsugar to coffee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinitasse View Post
    ... there really isn't any comparison between the levels of religiosity in Australia and the United States. The U.S. wins that one hands down!
    You're right, but our "religiosity" is not at all consistent. The US tends to be highly polarized between those who profess to be very religious and those who aren't. Sarah Palin speaks for some, but she is not widely popular.

    We were taught in school about how the early settlers came to the US from Europe seeking freedom of religion. And they lectured us about the "separation between church and state" in theory, but in practice it's not generally agreed upon where to draw the line.

    I wish I could say that we Americans are in the midst of a vigorous debate about it. But often the debate grows stale and the majority just seeks to impose its desires upon everyone.

    Sort of like tastes in coffee....

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    I think the current debate would advance more quickly if there weren't so many dogmatic atheists being euphoric and ruining it for everybody else...

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    Euphoric dogmatic atheists?

    Please explain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinitasse View Post
    Euphoric dogmatic atheists?

    Please explain.
    Yes I am confused too. I can certainly think of euphoric atheists, and I can think of dogmatic atheists, (I have probably been both from time to time) but a dogmatic euphoric atheist is an interesting mix?

    Do they go around trying to make everybody feel great?

    Although I can certainly imagine a dogmatic euphoric religious missionary.
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    Did you hear the one about the DYSLEXIC AGNOSTIC INSOMNIAC ?

    Used to stay up all night wondering if there really was a dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    Did you hear the one about the DYSLEXIC AGNOSTIC INSOMNIAC ?

    Used to stay up all night wondering if there really was a dog.
    Or the one about the dyslexic atheist?
    He sold his soul to Santa.

    Separation of church and state... Yes please!!

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    On Ya Mike for outing yourself.

    It takes real courage to admit to residing in Rocky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinitasse View Post
    Euphoric dogmatic atheists?

    Please explain.
    Might have been a bit of an esoteric remark. Long story short, when atheists started having more visibly preachy/supercilious members than any religious group, they lost a bit of credibility.

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    How is it that you know which members are atheists? Sounds like a rather brazen, if not judgemental, assumption to me.

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    Come on guys, this thread was meant to be light hearted, its starting to go down hill.

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    In the interests of this^^

    Quote Originally Posted by Vinitasse View Post
    How is it that you know which members are atheists? Sounds like a rather brazen, if not judgemental, assumption to me.
    You've misunderstood; I'm not referring to any member or comment I've read on CoffeeSnobs. There's no slight intended toward anyone here (or anyone in particular anywhere, for that matter).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    On Ya Mike for outing yourself.

    It takes real courage to admit to residing in Rocky.
    Preach it brother!
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