December 14th, 2006


Emmet Otter's Jugband Xmas Outtakes

I'm sorry, but Frank Oz doing the voice of Ma Otter & going "Sweet Jesus!" is STILL making me LOL...

Charlie Brown Xmas
-The ending they didn't want you to see... -


Can't Imagine Why Roy Moore Lost The Election So Badly!

READ THIS: Religious right leader, Republican politician Roy Moore, says American Muslims are not fit for US Congress
Enough evidence exists for Congress to question Ellison's qualifications to be a member of Congress as well as his commitment to the Constitution in view of his apparent determination to embrace the Quran and an Islamic philosophy directly contrary to the principles of the Constitution. But common sense alone dictates that in the midst of a war with Islamic terrorists we should not place someone in a position of great power who shares their doctrine. In 1943, we would never have allowed a member of Congress to take their oath on "Mein Kampf," or someone in the 1950s to swear allegiance to the "Communist Manifesto." Congress has the authority and should act to prohibit Ellison from taking the congressional oath today!

You GO!

Bakker, Brown: What the hell happened to Christianity?
By Jay Bakker and Marc Brown

Editor's note: Jay Bakker, son of former Praise The Lord leaders Jim Bakker and Tammy Faye Messner, is minister of Revolution Church and subject of a new documentary series, "One Punk Under God," on Sundance Channel. Marc Brown is a Revolution staff member.

NEW YORK (CNN) -- What the hell happened? Where did we go wrong? How was Christianity co-opted by a political party? Why are Christians supporting laws that force others to live by their standards? The answers to these questions are integral to the survival of Christianity.

While the current state of Christianity might seem normal and business-as-usual to some, most see through the judgment and hypocrisy that has permeated the church for so long. People witness this and say to themselves, "Why would I want to be a part of that?" They are turned off by Christians and eventually, to Christianity altogether. We can't even count the number of times someone has given us a weird stare or completely brushed us off when they discover we work for a church.

So when did the focus of Christianity shift from the unconditional love and acceptance preached by Christ to the hate and condemnation spewed forth by certain groups today? Some say it was during the rise of Conservative Christianity in the early 1980s with political action groups like the Moral Majority. Others say it goes way back to the 300s, when Rome's Christian Emperor Constantine initiated a set of laws limiting the rights of Roman non-Christians. Regardless of the origin, one thing is crystal clear: It's not what Jesus stood for.

His parables and lessons were focused on love and forgiveness, a message of "come as you are, not as you should be." The bulk of his time was spent preaching about helping the poor and those who are unable to help themselves. At the very least, Christians should be counted on to lend a helping hand to the poor and others in need.

This brings us to the big issues of American Christianity: Abortion and gay marriage. These two highly debatable topics will not be going away anytime soon. Obviously, the discussion centers around whether they are right or wrong, but is the screaming really necessary? After years of witnessing the dark side of religion, Marc and I think not.

Christians should be able to look past their differences and agree to disagree. This allows people to discuss issues with respect for one another. Christians are called to love others just as they are, without an agenda. Only then will Christianity see a return to its roots: Loving God with all of your heart and loving your neighbor as yourself.

The Apostle Paul describes this idea of love beautifully in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7: "Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance."

But don't take our word for it; look at what Jesus and his followers stood for in his time and what Christianity stands for today. Then come to your own conclusion.

Who Wants To Take A Drive To SC & Help Me Beat The Hell Out Of These Motherfuckers?

Parents accused of starving kids win custody
Adopted kids looked like they ‘hadn't been fed in months,’ sergeant says
COLUMBIA, S.C. - A couple accused of starving their two adopted children were awarded custody by a Family Court judge Wednesday, the parents’ attorney said.

John and Connie Oliver’s children were taken into state custody Sept. 23 after police found the 12-year-old girl and her then-10-year-old brother unattended at a church playground.

The girl weighed just 40 pounds at the time, and her brother weighed 45 pounds.

The two children had been adopted from an Estonian orphanage and suffer from fetal alcohol syndrome and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Oliver attorney Doug Brannon argued during a hearing this week. He said the youngsters had gained only a few pounds during their nearly three months in state custody.

The children are to be returned next week to the Olivers in Jonesville, about 80 miles north of Columbia, Brannon said.

“The Department of Social Services had no evidence,” he said. “The only thing that they could prove was that Connie Oliver went to a store without the 12-year-old and 10-year-old and that inadvertently the door was locked.”

A phone message seeking comment from the social services agency was not immediately returned Wednesday.

The Olivers still face criminal charges. Connie Oliver is charged with felony unlawful neglect, and her husband faces a misdemeanor charge of cruelty to children. Brannon said he expects those charges to be dropped or reduced.

“We’re just happy we’re getting the kids back,” John Oliver told The Union Daily Times.

On Tuesday, a former Union County sheriff’s sergeant testified when she found the children they looked like they hadn’t “been fed in months.”

“They stated to me that they had been beat on by the mother,” former Sgt. Lisa Hyder said.