Saturday, September 26, 2015

Don't Fight Farces, Use Them

steve simelsSeptember 26, 2015 at 10:55 AM
The Mormon Church issued a statement this week cautioning members that this weekend’s rare lunar eclipse and supermoon double-occurrence does not mean the apocalypse is nigh. The Associated Press reports that Sunday night’s “blood moon,” along with recent natural disasters and political unrest “have led to a rise in sales at emergency-preparedness retailers.” Combined with a prominent Mormon author’s apocalyptic statements, a small number of Mormons have begun fearing the end times. In its statement, the Mormon Church urged followers to “avoid being caught up in extreme efforts to anticipate catastrophic events.”

The solution is obvious, Sparky. We liberals need to reach out to these idiots.

The Thought CriminalSeptember 26, 2015 at 11:33 AM
You seem to think there's something wrong with them telling people who might believe otherwise that those banal astronomical events are harmless.

If Mormons could be convinced to vote for Bernie Sanders and he won the presidency with their support I can think of no liberal reason to not welcome that support. If he or any liberal Democrat could win without the ballot box poison of conceited snobs who love to insult other people so they can feel superior to them, I don't see any lose in that equation.

P.S. Let me add that I'd certainly trade the entire "Eschaton Brain Trust" for a hundredth of a percent of the vote in any congressional or just about any legislative district race any day.   I'd certainly trade the Simple thinking behind such a comment in exchange for something more likely to produce a better campaign strategy.

Update:  If he sat on a tack he wouldn't get the point.


  1. Sounds like we shouldn't be reaching out to idiots like Simels. Oh, but Howard Thurman would be disappointed in me...

    1. I'll leave that outreach to the mental health professionals. Simile dementia isn't anything for amateurs to tackle.

    2. I just leave it to the advertisers selling entertainment products.