November 7, 2012

Remember when Job questioned God, and God answered from the whirlwind?

Who are you to question one such as me? was the gist of it.

All of which I bring up to suggest that maybe we are all Job, and our Benghazi questions are quite rightly being met with indignation.

— If you can make the jump from Old to New Testament, that is.

(h/t Darleen)

Posted by Jeff G. @ 3:59pm

Comments (61)

  1. My favorite scripture comes from Job 16:2: “Miserable comforters are ye all. “

  2. It’s the “Only a Bit Red Book“.

  3. Pro forma comfort is the only sort our god-king knows. Only hear — …….
    No! Don’t hear! — …..

    ……… the parents of the slain.

  4. “… it is the intent of the author to utilize the materials contained in the speeches as a means of teaching Apostle Barack’s followers about him and guiding them towards understanding ‘politics as religion’ and ‘religion as politics.’ The manuscript would also serve as a guide for his followers – to unlock the answers – to creating and living in the reality of a middle class lifestyle that was so economically and ethically sound that it appeared to be ‘heaven here on earth.’ ”

    Immanentize the eschaton, Now!

  5. Well, Job was then rewarded doubly by God for calling on the covenant between them.

    So we’re really a lot worse off.

    But Obama’s Jesus. Sure. Why the F*** not.

  6. To change the world so that humans will be perfected someone must know/discover the method that will perfect humans. That person will have to be perfect. They will have either lived a life where the circumstances of their life allowed their innate perfection to exist unchanged and thus their whole life is the method to perfection. Libraries of books are devoted to minute examination of the immaculate life of the “Dear Leader” in these cases. Or they discovered the way to adjust their imperfect life to be a perfection of life. This leads to books written about the way to perfection. Either way they are the perfection of humans. Being perfect they will naturally rise to the leadership of those seeking to perfect humans, the Left.

    They are so predictable.

  7. The Cult of Obama is sort of like those Baal worshipers. Or maybe the Aztecs. Kill a hundred people for the benefit of the movement.

  8. Ecclesiastes 3
    King James Version (KJV)

    1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
    2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; 3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; 7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; 8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

    9 What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth? 10 I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it. 11 He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end. 12 I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life. 13 And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.

    14 I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him. 15 That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past. 16 And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there. 17 I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work. 18 I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts. 19 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.

    20 All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again. 21 Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth? 22 Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?

  9. So much for separation of church and state.

    The masses are starting to cry out about the voice of a god and not a man.

    That did not end well for that particular ruler.

  10. Very much so, EBL, in that the Baal worshipers thought their god could end the drought, and Obama worshipers think their god can end the depression.

  11. Perhaps Obama did not hear. Perhaps he is busy or on the toilet. Call out to him again!

  12. If Obama is Jesus, then who is Pontius Pilate?

  13. The FauxNewz panel just suggested that people will have to get behind a moderate like Jeb Bush next time.

    Fuck that.

    Mike Rowe it is, then!

  14. What a relief to hear the infamous criminal Nakoula Basseley Nakoula will spend his next year in prison. We should be able to sleep soundly now.

  15. But he is kinda getting off easy after killing those four upstanding men.

  16. ” If Obama is Jesus, then who is Pontius Pilate?”

    Our national credit rating.

  17. The FauxNewz panel just suggested that people will have to get behind a moderate like Jeb Bush next time.

    :double facepalm:

  18. Jeb Bush

    It is said that insanity is doing the same thing twice and expecting a different result. But three times?

  19. They were defeated in Iraq and they are withdrawing from Afghanistan, and their ambassador in Benghazi was killed and the flags of their embassies were lowered in Cairo and Sana’a, and in their places were raised the flags of tawhid [monotheism] and jihad,” Zawahiri says, according to a translation provided by the SITE Intelligence Group.

    “After their consecutive defeats, they are working from behind agents and traitors,” Zawahiri continues. “Their awe is lost and their might is gone and they don’t dare to carry out a new campaign like their past ones in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

  20. Jeb Bush has as much chance of getting elected president as Ross Perot or Angela Davis or Gary Johnson.

    Which, by my saying that, I’ve pretty much guaranteed he’ll be the GOP nominee in 2016.

  21. The FauxNewz panel just suggested that people will have to get behind a moderate like Jeb Bush next time.

    Mitt Romney wasn’t moderate enough? Fuck that swordfish style.

  22. Bush/Christie 2016! We can win if we just run Democrat candidates!


  23. But Ernst, he was severely conservative. That’s like, even less moderate than compassionate conservative.

    God help the next nominee if he claims to be unstintingly conservative. ‘Cause if there;’s one thing people won’t tolerate it’s conservatism without stints.

  24. will jeb bush light his hair on fire?

  25. will jeb bush light his hair on fire?

    Then he could be a burning bush to Christie’s Moses.

    “Let my marshmallow peeps go!”

  26. more “let my super gulp be served”

  27. Unless a bunch of State Governors grow a spine and push back again the Federal Government, the next presidential election won’t mean squat.

  28. levin was hinting at that tonite remarking that the gop now has 30 govs

  29. I wonder if Romney’s wishing he had lit his hair on fire.

  30. I think Romney dodged a bullet. I’ll miss him since I think he’s the last genuinely decent man who has run for president I’ll ever see.

  31. We ought not be surprised:

    President Obama has now fought his last election and no longer needs to submit himself and his accomplishments to the voters. Accordingly, all bets are off as to how far the president will push his foreign policy agenda on Iran, Russia, the Palestinians and Israel, and Islamist regimes in general. Perhaps there will be even more open U.S. outreach to Hamas, and perhaps American diplomats will soon get their wish to sit-down with Hezbollah.

    Today, Frank Ricciardone, the U.S. ambassador to Turkey, announced that Obama’s first trip of his second term will be to Turkey, a country which has witnessed under its increasingly Islamist government an unprecedented roll back of basic freedoms. The Turks are looking at Obama’s choice as an endorsement. They are probably right. On top of this, Ricciardone’s announcement comes right after Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an announced that he would soon travel to Gaza, in recognition and support of Hamas.

  32. Put me in the not surprised in the least column.

  33. Romney grew on me once I accepted he was the candidate. I’m sure he would have disappointed me sorely.

    Not like the realization we live in a socialist country now has though. And I’m not making a flip comment about the government we just elected either…I’m talking about “we the people”. Over half of Americans are socialists now. I get scared and confused when I think on it.

  34. a drinking camel urinesummit at the white house.

    prost muslime bros.

  35. Lee, my youngest is sixteen and tonight we were talking about the election while we were driving home from church. He was telling me pretty much what you just said and was taken aback that so many of his peers were ‘yea! more free shit!’

    “Who is going to pay for all this crap?” he asked, rhetorically. “WE are, that’s who. What’s wrong with our country?”

    We then had a rather long discussion about how it was a blessing in disguise that Obama won again because he’s sure to put the pedal to the metal and kill the economy and our way of life dead as a doornail in record time. It will be awful in the interm, but it will give his generation a chance to rebuild and to separate the sheep from the goats. That it will be a hard earned lesson for our flabby land and its flabbier ideals about freedom versus license.

  36. Thanks leigh, I needed that boost of faith.

  37. You’re very welcome, Lee.

  38. Good on ya, Leigh.

  39. He’s a great kid, William. I just try to guide without getting too Visigothy. ; )

  40. Today, Frank Ricciardone, the U.S. ambassador to Turkey, announced that Obama’s first trip of his second term will be to Turkey,

    Stevens‘ last meeting, after all, was with Turkish Consul General Ali Sait Akin.

    Fox News has chronicled how the Al Entisar, a Libyan-flagged vessel carrying 400 tons of cargo, docked on Sept. 6 in the Turkish port of Iskenderun. It reportedly supplied both humanitarian assistance and arms — including deadly SA-7 man-portable surface-to-air missiles — apparently destined for Islamists, again including al Qaeda elements, in Syria.
    Investigative journalist Aaron Klein has reported that the “consulate in Benghazi” actually was no such thing. He observes that although administration officials have done nothing to correct that oft-repeated characterization of the facility where the murderous attack on Stevens and his colleagues was launched, they call it a “mission.” What Mr. Klein describes as a “shabby, nondescript building” that lacked any “major public security presence” was, according to an unnamed Middle Eastern security official, “routinely used by Stevens and others to coordinate with the Turkish, Saudi and Qatari governments on supporting the insurgencies in the Middle East, most prominently the rebels opposing Assad’s regime in Syria.”

    High level coordination needed no doubt.

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  42. It’s all fine and legal and acceptable Geoff. Because nobody who matters and has the right credentials will say that there is anything wrong. Logic is dead and magic, popularity, and something very like middle school clique politics as reinforced by various grievance mobs has replaced it.

  43. Obama fancies himself another Kim Jong Il.

    Ginormous posters to follow.

  44. Nah, I see him more as a Juan Perón type without the military experience. He’s going to transform this country into a shit hole and then blame us for not getting it and doing what he needed us to do, when it doesn’t work out and he can’t pretend it’s groovy anymore. The only question is how deep and how shitty the shit hole will be and how many jail doors he is willing to lock, how many backs he is willing to stab, how many wheels he is willing to grease,and how many heads he is willing to crack to get his little hobby projects done before his second fifteen minutes are up. Luckily he will probably have lots of help from abroad in building vast fortresses of treaty-law to bypass democracy and the court should that once again start to impede him.

  45. Someone should of given him an ass-whuppin’ of a beatdown in middle school.

    Di, if you’re reading, I’ve changed my diagnoses of Obama to sociopath.

  46. Ali Sait Akin.

    legitimate rape ?s pending

  47. His supporters seem harken him back to another historical leader.

  48. I read that earlier, geoff. Not only do they hate whites, they are anti-semites. Even the one jewish guy is an anti-semite.

    If I were Bibi, I think I’d start the bombing very soon.

  49. geoffb, I’m assuming Obama received the same support from the Jewish community as last time, and I don’t get it.

    It’s all has a very George Soros collaborating with the Nazi’s kinda feel. I find it amazing the Christian community has more empathy for Israel than American Jews.

  50. IT all has…

  51. The young and stupid must love the Bohica. Obama is going to show them his swordfish stylings, over and over, for all their coming years.

  52. Hey, what’s that river in the back window? Rubi-something?

  53. I’ve been crossing Rubicons since 2004 and the GOP keeps calling me back and saying “not yet”.

  54. Obama in his second term talks USA into one more chance and five seconds after we take him back asks “Hey, Are you into daggering ? “

  55. I think you meant Styx, Andrew.

    Time to pay the boatman.

  56. Don’t pay him — don’t even fix a price — until he gets you to the other side.

  57. I’d love to believe I am Job, because he was rewarded for his suffering. I suspect my role is closer to that of Job’s children, who get killed just to prove a point.

  58. If we can regain liberty for our own children and grandchildren, we will have been rewarded.

  59. But apparently, from the HotAir piece, the ungrateful bastards are the ones who decidedly don’t want any liberty. Way to go, education system!

  60. Yeah, gotta trade in the old Deus Irae on the new, softer Deity. You know, the one that gives you what you want, instead of what you need.

    “The fire next time.”