Do any American evangelicals read the Bible? Their Trump connection is ill and hypocritical

Headline from here:

Preacher Franklin Graham Claims Brett Kavanaugh Abuse Allegation Is Irrelevant

So the Bible says this sort of behavior is fine?

 

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Does anybody feel bad for Jeff Sessions?

From here:

President Donald Trump has issued a new line of attack on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, telling The Hill, “I don’t have an attorney general.”

“It’s very sad,” Trump told Hill.TV in an interview published Wednesday. “I’m not happy at the border, I’m not happy with numerous things, not just this.”

It’s so sad when Emperor El Trump doesn’t get what he wants.

And so sad Jeff Sessions is getting the everloving crap kicked out of him.

It’s a tragedy all the way around.

Music for 9/19/18!!! Exitmusic, Superfonicos, Rudy Royston

@@@ Exitmusic: Trumpet’s Fade (Felte, 2018) An orchestral feel to this femme sung electronic track. Lots of lush reverb and a thick, infrequent bass pulse make up core elements of the tune in addition to the intimate vocal presentation. More than a shmear of Twin Peaks deep woods darkness.

@@@ Superfonicos: Rio Negro (Self-released, 2018) I got to this Afro-Colombian recording via the WRIR weekly email. Their new record is not up on the Apple Music but this single from last year is and it swaggers with Afrobeat flavorings and extensive instrument layering. It’s a big groove with a funky drummer and a Spanish vocalist.

@@@ Rudy Royston: Flatbed Buggy (Greenleaf, 2018) I saw this drummer’s record mentioned on the twatter. I’ve heard him on numerous jazz records as a sideman (most notably JD Allen who I dig) but I’d like to check his efforts as a leader. There is only a pre-release track but it’s a lush production sound with Royston’s quick witted drumming. I appreciate his choice of an accordion player as it’s not a standard choice. The whole album is out on October 26 and I would listen to more. Buy it on bandcamp and be a sport. He has put together an ensemble that includes accordion, cello, bass clarinet and saxes which I find interesting.

YTD recordings listened to: 534
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 280
Not good music: 222

Best: 9
Honorable Mentions: 5

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, Slidhr, The Chewers, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Satoko Fuji, Moken, Juan Atkins, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Oddisee, Forro in the Dark, RAM, Fiver, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, Tuba Skinny, The Expanders, Converge, Open Mike Eagle, Criolo, Billy Strings, Flowers of Sulphur, Tal National, Portal, Hernan Sama & Marcelo von Schultz, Jean Grae and Quelle Chris, Lawaii, Etran De L’Air, Ruby Karinto, Elysia Crampton, Parquet Courts, Orlando Lopez, Moskus, Kendl Winter, KEN mode, Automatisme

Tough shit, fuck off, your whole Presidency is unfair you crooked bitch

From the New York Times:

Trump Calls Kavanaugh Accusations ‘Very Unfair’

Is it gonna be fair if this weasel-ly little douchebag ends up on the Supreme Court but Trump gets taken out of office for a variety of crimes?

Is it fair if these two assholes are up there for 30 years and they got in there via an illegitimate, cheating ass President?

 

I think Zuckerberg might be retarded

From Slate here:

On the Russian misinformation campaign, Zuckerberg says, “I find the notion that people would only vote some way because they were tricked to be almost viscerally offensive.”

I guess Zuckerberg hasn’t heard of propaganda, manufactured consent, or social control.

Which is ironic because his site is deeply involved with all of the above concepts.

He has to be playing stupid here.  His appearances before Congress reeked of disaster PR responses and he’s most likely got multiple PR firms on his payroll.

So he knows public perceptions can be manipulated but he doesn’t want his ‘baby’ to be associated with such dirty and applicable words.

Music for 9/18/18!!!

@@@ Greta Van Fleet: Watching Over (Republic, 2018) Recycled classic guitar rock via the hot tracks section at Apple Music.  If you take Neil Young’s guitar and you mix it with Jack White’s nasal schtick and then sprinkle some space dust on it you get close to this.  If this is updated hippie music, it’s an angry sounding hippie at the steering wheel.  I don’t buy the epic-ness of this track, it smells a bit pose-y.  I also don’t super love the singer’s voice but they’re getting a huge push.

@@@ Carrie Underwood: Love Wins (Capitol Nashville, 2018). A new country single off the Apple Music hot tracks.  New country as in it’s not really country, it’s arena rock with a few country music pubes sprinkled over it.  She’s singing about the state of the world, but the way she’s panting on the microphone, she sounds like she needs a room to be alone for a bit.  She says she believes that we’re sisters and brothers and in the end love will win.  I think she needs to take the whole pill and not break it in half.  She needs the full dose.  It’s a love song but brotherly and sisterly love.  It’s also very cliche and sort of hollow.  Given how the song is arranged I can’t imagine I share any values with Ms. Underwood.  When I see her protesting outside an internment camp for Mexican immigrant children then I will give her props and support this sentiment.

YTD recordings listened to: 534
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 280
Not good music: 222

Best: 9
Honorable Mentions: 5

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, Slidhr, The Chewers, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Satoko Fuji, Moken, Juan Atkins, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Oddisee, Forro in the Dark, RAM, Fiver, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, Tuba Skinny, The Expanders, Converge, Open Mike Eagle, Criolo, Billy Strings, Flowers of Sulphur, Tal National, Portal, Hernan Sama & Marcelo von Schultz, Jean Grae and Quelle Chris, Lawaii, Etran De L’Air, Ruby Karinto, Elysia Crampton, Parquet Courts, Orlando Lopez, Moskus, Kendl Winter, KEN mode, Automatisme

Obama and Joe Biden went high again and were wrong again!

From the Daily Beast:

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday said he regrets not speaking out against President Trump sooner. “Barack and I agreed we would be quiet for the first year to let the new administration get up and running,” Biden told the audience at the Human Rights Campaign’s National Dinner on Saturday night.

A great reason to not vote for Joe Biden.

Not that it takes much work to get a good list of reasons not to vote for Joe Biden.