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Religion Sports WTF?!

According To Franklin Graham, Jesus Wants The Bengals To Win The Super Bowl

On Sunday, February 13, Super Bowl LVI will be held at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, pitting the Cincinnati Bengals against the Los Angeles Rams, who will be playing at their home stadium.

According to Actionnetwork.com, the Rams are an early four-point favorite to take home the Vince Lombardi Trophy, and based on the NFL playoffs so far, it promises to be a very entertaining and close game.

But according to evangelist Franklin Graham, all Christians (and by extension God and Jesus, too) will be rooting for the Bengals because their rookie placekicker is a devout man.

On Facebook, Graham laid out why he wants to see the Bengals emerge victorious:

A rookie is sending the Cincinnati Bengals to their first Super Bowl in 33 years! The Bengals were down 21-3 in the first half of last night’s game against The Kansas City Chiefs, but they came back for the win with a field goal in overtime! The rookie who made the game-winning kick is Evan McPherson. He’s just 22 years old, but Evan is the first kicker in NFL history to hold the record for having the most field goals without a miss in a single postseason. That’s impressive.

Yes, those stats are indeed impressive, but as Graham explains, he doesn’t like Evan McPherson because he’s a good kicker, but because he wears a shirt that proclaims his faith:

But what impresses me most about Evan is that he’s not ashamed of his faith. He’s a follower of Jesus Christ, and he wore a shirt that said “God is good” to the press conference after the game. On Instagram, Evan shared John 3:16 with the caption, “To God be the glory!!” He isn’t afraid to use his platform on social media to point to God and His Word.

Graham ends his post with this saccharine proclamation of who he wants to emerge as the winner on Feb. 13:

The Super Bowl is less than two weeks away, and the Bengals are being called one of the biggest underdogs to ever make it to the game. I know one kicker I’m going to be rooting for—how about you?

In other words, Graham is picking Cincinnati, but is he betting on the game? Probably not.

The larger question, however, is this: If the Rams win, does that mean Graham’s God isn’t real? Or does it merely suggest that the preacher isn’t exactly on good terms with the man upstairs? Either way, it’s putting God in a difficult spot.

Here’s a proposition for Mr. Graham: If the Bengals win, pledge to give $5 million of your money (from your personal account) to orphanages across the United States.

If, on the other hand, the Rams prevail, Franklin, fork over $10 million to Planned Parenthood.

Hey, if you have so much faith, shouldn’t you be willing to put your money where your mouth is?

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QAnon WTF?!

QAnon Crazies Say Nancy Pelosi’s Reelection Video Contains Clues About Bob Saget’s Death

When she announced she was seeking reelection for another term in Congress, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi released a video in which she explained why she was running for another two-years in office. Here’s the video:

As SFGate notes, Pelosi’s comments were standard fare for politicians, but to members of the QAnon cult, there were all sorts of clues and hidden messages to be found in the video:

Perhaps forgetting that Pelosi represents the Congressional district that encompasses San Francisco, the Anons speculated that the inclusion of the Painted Ladies is actually a reference to “Full House,” which uses the Alamo Square icons in its opening credits. And because “Full House” star Bob Saget recently died, this means … something. 

“Using the ‘Painted Ladies’ the background this close to Saget’s death makes me think it’s comms,” wrote one user on a popular QAnon forum. (“Comms” refers to “communications,” generally used by Anons to designate supposedly hidden messages from the military or politicians.) “There are plenty of other iconic SF backgrounds that could be used. 95% of the pop couldn’t tell you where those houses are. Not that common.”

“It may very well tie-in with Sagat [sic],” another agreed, although no one could quite pin down how the death of a popular comedian relates to the re-election campaign of a longtime politician. 

At one point in the video, Pelosi comments:

“When people ask me, ‘What are the three most important issues facing the Congress?’ I always say the same thing. Our children, our children, our children. Their health, their education, the housing and economic security of their families, the clean, safe environment in which they can thrive, and the world at peace and where they are all welcome and can reach their fulfillment.”

But since the QAnon faithful are convinced that the major governments of the world are controlled by political figures who worship Satan and abuse children, Pelosi’s remarks were downright chilling:

This was interpreted to possibly mean Pelosi is trying to stay in Congress so she can literally harvest an imaginary life essence from babies.

In other words, it’s the usual batshit crazy fare from people who also think John F. Kennedy is about to return from the grave and endorse the idea of Donald Trump being reinstalled as president.

 

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Media in America

Rachel Maddow Taking A ‘Hiatus’ From Her Nightly MSNBC Show: Report

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow will take a “hiatus” from her top-rated primetime show, according to Claire Atkinson of Business Insider.

 

Atkinson reports:

Maddow is taking time to work on a Focus Features movie based on her book and podcast “Bag Man” about a political bribery scandal. It will be directed by Ben Stiller and Maddow will be an executive producer. The influential anchor is also developing a new podcast.

Maddow’s break from her nightly hosting duties will only be for a few weeks:

“Maddow’s break to re-energize and also set up her new outside projects will be temporary.”

Maddow recently signed a new contract with MSNBC that pays her $30 million a year and will keep her at the network through the 2024 election.

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GOP Whining Racism Supreme Court

Majorie Taylor Greene Has A Meltdown Over Biden’s Plan To Nominate A Black Woman As Next SCOTUS Justice

Even though she swears she’s not a bigot or a racist, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is absolutely apoplectic that President Joe Biden has promised to nominate a black woman to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.

Greene made an appearance on the “War Room” podcast of indicted former Trump administration official Steve Bannon on Monday, and she immediately began whining about Biden and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who has said he welcomes the nomination of a black woman to the high court:

“We want leaders in Washington that are actually going to do the job instead of beg and cry on television for small dollar donations when someone is actually trying to get them out of office. And so for Lindsey Graham to stand there on television and defend Joe Biden’s pick for a Black justice on the Supreme Court, which is the most racist thing — I thought we were done with racism in this country — we should look at character, accomplishments, and he ability to do the job.”

Greene then added that all Graham is doing is “helping Biden’s agenda” and “doesn’t care about the two-tier justice system in America because he feels he was a victim of the riot at the Capitol right along with Nancy Pelosi…”

Did Marjorie have a problem with any of the SCOTUS nominees from failed, one-term former President Donald Trump? Of course not; they were all white and right-wing extremists.

The fact that Greene would dare to say, “I thought we were done with racism in this country” proves just how dangerously out of touch she is. It also suggests that she feeling aggrieved by the idea of a black Supreme Court justice because her bigotry cannot allow her to consider the idea without it arousing anger in her tiny cinder of a heart.

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Capitol Insurrection Donald Trump U.S. Senate

MTG Viciously Attacks Lindsey Graham After He Criticizes Trump’s Idea Of Pardoning Jan. 6 Conspirators

Once again, failed, one-term former President Donald Trump has set members of the GOP against one another, which could prove fatal to Republicans as they try to unify their party and win the 2022 midterm elections.

This time, Trump has Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) lashing out at Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) over remarks the ex-president made Saturday evening during a rally in Conroe, Texas.

Specifically, Trump hinted he might just issue presidential pardons to those who have been charged with taking part in the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol:

“Another thing we’ll do — and so many people have been asking me about it — if I run and if I win, we will treat those people from January 6 fairly. We will treat them fairly,” he said at a rally in Conroe, Texas. “And if it requires pardons, we will give them pardons. Because they are being treated so unfairly.”

That didn’t sit well with Graham, who pushed back at Trump on Sunday, according to Newsweek:

“I don’t want to send any signal that it was OK to defile the Capitol. There are other groups with causes that may want to go down to the violent path that these people get pardoned.”

Graham’s remarks set Greene off on a tangent which she posted on the Telegram social media app:

“Lindsey Graham has done nothing about J6 (Jan. 6).

“I guess Lindsey Graham doesn’t care about being presumed innocent until proven guilty. Americans are being treated worst than Islamic terrorists at Gitmo and Lindsey Graham doesn’t care. He doesn’t care about their due process rights. He doesn’t care that they haven’t seen their families and are denied seeing their attorneys most of the time. He doesn’t care that these pretrial J6 defendants are denied hair cuts, shaving, chapel, and the most basic of human rights. He doesn’t care that they are abused in the DC jail because they are white, male, and voted for the very President that he supposedly supports.”

The Georgia Republican then added this to her screed:

“While no one agrees with the violence and riot at the Capitol on J6, Lindsey Graham would rather see pretrial J6 defendants be abused and forgotten just like Nancy Pelosi wants them abused and forgotten. Instead of actually doing something about the great injustice happening to pretrial Americans awaiting their day in court, Lindsey Graham turns his head to their abuse, votes for Joe Biden’s nominees, votes for Joe Biden’s Infrastructure bill, and then pretends to be a friend to President Trump. Aren’t we all sick and tired of those kind of ‘friends.'”

Be sure and note the line “While no one agrees with the violence and riot at the Captiol on J6…” However, Greene does indeed agree with that took place, and has made that clear on multiple occasions. She is also suspected of having played a part in what transpired on that horrific day.

The good news is that if Republicans are sniping at each other, it weakens them. Leave it to Trump to set off a civil war inside the GOP.