February 4, 2013

“Ron Paul tweets about SEAL sniper’s death: ‘He who lives by the sword dies by the sword’”

Following that logic, Paul himself will be killed when a few bricks of squirreled-away gold bullion fall from one of his isolated shelves and brain the old crank.

Jesus.  Too bad he didn’t dress up as Genghis Khan and pretend to toss a few medals onto the White House lawn.  Obama’d probably name him assistant Secretary of State.

(h/t Darleen)

Posted by Jeff G. @ 1:12pm

Comments (47)

  1. I say dumb things all the time, and yet, I have never said anything that dumb unironically.

  2. I wonder which Paul had in mind (or maybe, whether he has a mind in this respect?): the Revelation 13, or the Matthew 26? Either way, he stamps himself a crude ‘un, the miserable old coot.

  3. Ron Paul is indeed an old coot, he need not prove he is an old fool, as well.

    Thank God he is retiring.

  4. Wow. What a jerk.

  5. still it’s definitely more for reals ironic than the rainy wedding thing

  6. ObaZma: “Weapons of war have no place on our streets, or in our schools, or threatening our law-enforcement officers. Our law-enforcement officers should never be outgunned.”

  7. So it is now “for the cops“.

  8. Weapons of war have no place on our streets

    “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

  9. I heard that, too geoff. Personally, I am not particularly interested in the safety of the po-lice.

    Or rather, I am as interested in theirs as they pretend to be in mine.

    Which is: not much.

  10. sdferr heard it I was just seeing the wallpaper behind him.

  11. Lil’ David was small, but oh my
    Lil’ David was small, but oh my
    He fought big Goliath who lay down and dieth
    Lil’ David was small but oh my

  12. The one cop directly in line of camera, behind Jugears, was blinking a lot. If anyone here knows Morse Code, maybe he was sending us a message.

  13. “As a veteran, I certainly recognize that this weekend’s violence and killing of Chris Kyle were a tragic and sad event,” Paul explained in a message on his official Facebook page. “My condolences and prayers go out to Mr. Kyle’s family.” Paul indicated that the entire Iraq war was a tragedy for America, which led to tragic consequences.

    “Unconstitutional and unnecessary wars have endless unintended consequences,” he continued. “A policy of non-violence, as Christ preached, would have prevented this and similar tragedies.”

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

  14. guns don’t kill people

    people from texas kill people

    that’s a t-shirt you can get at raygun in des moines

  15. Our law-enforcement officers should never be outgunned.

    Oh, so nobody should ever have anything bigger than a sidearm? Fuck you.

  16. Guns don’t kill people, gaping wounds in vital organs kill people.

  17. Sometimes Al Assads kill people.

  18. “A policy of non-violence, as Christ preached, would have prevented this and similar tragedies.”

    It would also have prevented him from ever becoming a Congressman, he might want to remember that.

  19. Webster’s next release will feature a new picture next to the word ASS!

  20. “A policy of non-violence, as Christ preached, would have prevented this and similar tragedies.”

    “King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
    And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,”

    matt 21:12

  21. Beat me to it, nr. Jesus got pissed off more than once.

    Being a muzzie, Jughead wouldn’t know this.

  22. Do you understand what the moneychangers were there for?

  23. Do you understand what the moneychangers were there for?

    no i was going for the “peaceful jesus” meme

  24. I’ve become quite the Libertarian over the past few but this was a soul crushingly stupid and thoughtless thing to say. Chris Kyle risked his life daily for years because the country asked him too, so he left his wife and kids at home, and fought wars for about what we pay starting public school teachers in the South.

    Ron Paul screwed up.

    With respect to Iraq, our nation’s leaders failed us, but that is not the place and time to go over this.

  25. Supposedly only “clean” coins could be given in payment/sacrifice in the temple, so a bunch of enterprising chaps set up to take all the grimy money that people brought to town, and give back good, clean, holy money what for to give to God.

    I suspect there was a profit margin involved. I likewise suspect the priests got their cut. In fact they probably recycled the clean money back to the changers and made a profit of their own.

  26. There was no standard currencies of the time. People on pigrimage would bring all manner of coin from all over the known world to tithe.

    There also were no banks, so the money changers were people that functioned as an international currency exchange, trading the foreign coins for something acceptable to the Temple. Or to the folks who sold doves or other critters for sacrificial offerings.

    Many scholars believe Jesus attack was on the Temple itself for accepting animal sacrifices and tithes, for the commercialization of religion if you will.

  27. Do you understand what the moneychangers were there for?

    I think Jesus said at the time he chased them all out, it was because they turned God’s house into a den of inequity. Whatever their rational was.

    There are many levels of truth in the episode (The part where Jesus fashioned an assault whip was left out of the above quote), one being in response to dumb-asses that say shit like “A policy of non-violence, as Christ preached, would have prevented this and similar tragedies.”

    I think there’s parallels to banking practices in general, too.

    Maybe even something about street performers and taco trucks too, though I’m not sure about that.

  28. thx for the info. the jesus=ghandi stuff irks me. especially about ghandi

  29. We used to quip “it ain’t necessarily soap” but that was more or less a response to constantly hearing it said that cleanliness is next to godliness. Fuck all with that, we thought, since we were about always dirty, yet didn’t especially consider ourselves quite devil-like.

  30. some of the taco trucks here have Jesus on them and/or his mom – mostly the older ones what aren’t trying to dazzle you with something different

    it makes the tacos taste even better I think

  31. some of the taco trucks here have Jesus on them

    oh that palin chick again

  32. she was something else wasn’t she

  33. bristol’s taco truck in phoenix. tacos and dancing.

  34. Wait… Ron Paul is a nut?


  35. Next we’re gonna hear that his internet discipliples are insufferable.

  36. ronpaul 2016 start the rEVolution now or at the taco truck with jesus

  37. Scanned from a book I have. Just an FYI.

    This link between the Passover and the Temple is important to emphasize. If you were a Jew living at the time of Jesus, in order to keep the Passover feast, you could not simply go down to the local market and buy a lamb to be killed and eaten privately in your own home.

    You first had to take the lamb to the Temple in Jerusalem and give it to an ordained priest to sacrifice it. It is for this reason that during Passover the city of Jerusalem would be brimming with Jewish pilgrims coming to the Temple. to offer sacrifice. Fortunately, we don’t have to imagine what this would have been like. In the writings of Josephus, we have an eyewitness account of this from Jesus’ own day. Recall that Josephus was not only a historian, but a priest in the first century. In his history of the Jewish war, he gives us a detailed description of the number of sacrifices offered each year at Passover in the Temple:

    So these high priests, upon the coming of their feast which is called the Passover,when they slay their sacrifices, from the ninth hour [about 3 p.m.] to the eleventh [about 5 p.m.], but so that a company not less than ten belong to every sacrifice (for it is not lawful for them to feast singularly
    by themselves), and many of us are twenty in a company, found the number oj sacrifices was 256,500; which, upon the allowance of no more than ten that feast together, amounts to 2,700,200 persons. (JOSEPHUS, WAR 6:423-27)

    This all ended in 70 AD when the Temple was destroyed.

  38. in the bible it says, and I quote, and behold, one of them what were with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword and struck a servant of the high priest’s, and smote off his ear. Then said Jesus unto him, put up again thy sword into his place for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword

    the astute student of the bible will notice that Jesus did *not* call for sword registration

    and that’s your bible minute with happyfeet

  39. my allen thanks for dat

  40. to offer sacrifice.

    the proggtards are “high” temple muslims

  41. The REVOlution is OVER.

  42. In related news, Fred Phelps and Noam Chomsky aren’t exactly sure what the big deal is.

  43. colin powell is more like the marshmallow on a stick in food stamp’s cocoa

  44. fascist all the time; boom

  45. We need someone to use Dr Frankenstein’s methods to dig us up a worthy candidate from all these good parts mixed in with the bad ones.