Talking Points

From today’s TFN News Clips:

“[M]ost of the candy sold during this season has been dedicated and prayed over by witches. I do not buy candy during the Halloween season. Curses are sent through the tricks and treats of the innocent whether they get it by going door to door or by purchasing it from the local grocery store. The demons cannot tell the difference.”

— Kimberly Daniels, a columnist with the Christian Broadcasting Network, asserting that “demons” sneak into bags of Halloween candy at grocery stores. Happy Halloween!

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6 thoughts on “Talking Points

  1. From the TFN News Clips: The Washington Post criticizes Kenneth Cuccinelli, the Republican candidate for Virginia state attorney general, for saying it is “appropriate” to formulate public policy on the premise that homosexuals engage in behavior that is “intrinsically wrong” and offensive to “natural law.”

    If this guy wins the election, I’ll be forced to entertain the notion that the fundies are winning the battle. What a pathetic little man, that he grabs that low-hanging fruit(um, hehe) to show his allegiance to the far-right.

  2. Trog, in addition to that, consider that the Republican candidate for VA governor, Bob McDonnell, has a very good chance of winning. (Remember, Mr. McDonnell has blamed women – or feminists – for a lot of today’s societal troubles. Yet he’s this far ahead in the polls. That tells you something about Va voters). Meanwhile, Creigh Deed’s polls have fallen far behind. And consider that in the campaign, Mr. Deeds has tried to distance himself from Pres. Obama. That too tells you something about VA voters.

    In the NY 23rd district, there is a third party candidate who has a good chance of winning: the candidate from the Conservative Party. Why a Conservative Party? Because the Republican candidate is considered “too liberal.”

    In NJ, the Democrat and Republican are neck-and-neck.

    If this isn’t a referendum on the Obama administration and the Democrats, I don’t know what is.

    I don’t take it as a “notion” that the fundies are winning the battle; I take it as pretty good hard evidence that they are.

    If the conservatives and Republicans win next week, we can take it as a pretty reliable hint as to where things are headed in 2010 and 2012.

  3. You know I was thinking of you when I wrote that, Cy. hehehe. As to the other campaigns you mention, I’m not that worried yet. Both of them are located in conservative areas, and in the case of NY23, the Dem candidate may just win the thing by splitting the Rep./social conservative vote, which works for me.

    I’m more concerned about the state of play in Texas, and why the appalling magic act performed by Gov. Perry, when he made an investigative panel just disappear, right when it was about to point to him and the prosecutor as murderers of an innocent life, hasn’t made even a splash of news outside of Texas.

  4. The 23rd has just gotten more interesting, because the Republican dropped out, leaving it head to head between Owens and Hoffman. (I think Hoffman may prove to be too much for the locals to swallow, given the fact that he neither knows about or cares aboput local issues.) The McDonnell-Deeds race will be looked on as a Republican victory if it happens, but I still expect Corzine to win and balance things out.

    But I still think the strongest tactic for Democrats is to hold Republican incumbents’ feet to the fire as to whether they are willing to accept or denounce some of the insanity of the Bcks, Limbaughs, Steeles, Bachmans, Gohmerts, Perrys and the like — even the Taitz’ and WND. If they agree with hem, that might just alienate enough sane Republicans — yes they do exist — if they denounce them, odds are they’ll face a Primary challenge from the right, see Bob Inglis.

  5. Prup, I’ve found website Little Green Footballs has bet that you’re right; Their posts have become much more moderate, and more willing to call out stupidity when they see it. This is anecdotal since I don’t read them regularly, but others have noticed a change there as well.

    The retard sites are still hoppin’, but I think they’re tempests in teapots.

  6. Trog, Perry’s switcheroo of the panel not only didn’t make a splash of news outside of Texas; it barely made a ripple of news INSIDE Texas.

    It’s a safe bet Texas’ next governor will be a Republican. And both Republican candidates are trying to “out-conserve” each other, battling for the conservative wing as that is and always will be the most important and targeted wing. And Texas is a red state. No, make that an alizarin crimson state. (I’m an artist, and red doesn’t get redder than alizarin crimson). I saw a bumper sticker yesterday that read: Please God, save us from Obama. Naturally, of course, there was the image of a cross and Bible.