Monday, December 2, 2013

3 Wackos in the News

We are constantly amazed at the idiots that get press for the stupid stories they make up.  Here are three examples from the news just this week. What's frightening to us is that some people are stupid enough to believe these! 

  I just LAUGHED OUT LOUD at the first one: 
1) Birther pastor: Woman killed outside White House because she had Obama's love child  
Believe it or not, they come in different colors and not all birthers who believe President Barack Obama was born in Kenya are white cuckoo conservatives.  Rev. James David Manning, a self-declared birther who leads his flock at the Atlah World Missionary Church in Harlem, has a video making the rounds online in which he claims Obama had the mother of his “love child” killed outside the White House.He is referring to Miriam Carey, who was killed Oct. 3 as she allegedly tried to drive through a barricade at the White House with her baby strapped in the car.
THE LAUGHABLE STORY: http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/16061461-birther-pastor-says-obama-had-mother-of-his-love-child-killed-outside-white-house-video  

**WAIT!!! Here's MORE idiocy!!! Look at the made up headline from the fools at Fox News: 
2) FOX NEWS/WASHINGTON TIMES:  Obama’s call to close Vatican embassy is ‘slap in the face’ to Roman Catholics
THE FAKE STORY:Link to The Washington Times/Fox News Fake story

The truth: U.S. Embassy To Vatican Will Be Moved, Not Closed   (RNS) The United States will move its freestanding Vatican embassy into a larger government compound that includes the U.S. Embassy to Italy, a shift that has drawn criticism from former U.S. envoys. Security and cost savings were behind the move, as the State Department estimates it will save $1.4 million a year by moving from the current building. THE TRUE STORY:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/26/us-embassy-vatican-moved-not-closed_n_4344756.html

The next story is about the death of a "televangelist" - and why people mourn this guy is beyond us. He was a CROOK who bilked people out of their money to buy lavish stuff for himself and his wife.
3) Paul F. Crouch, Founder of Trinity Broadcasting Network, Dies at 79
Paul F. Crouch, a televangelist who co-founded the Trinity Broadcasting Network and turned it into one of the world’s largest Christian television networks, died on Saturday. He was 79. 
THE TRUTH: "But he had also faced criticism over lavish spending of the millions of dollars in donations collected through the network. Last year, his granddaughter accused the network of financial improprieties, and her father, Paul Crouch Jr., was forced off the staff. 
    Some Christian leaders have criticized the couple for preaching the “prosperity gospel” — the message that if you have faith in God and donate generously, you will profit in return. In 2010, donations to TBN totaled $93 million. The Crouches had two mansions in Newport Beach, Calif., and used corporate jets valued at $8 million and $49 million each.
In 2012, Mr. Crouch’s granddaughter Brittany Koper went public with allegations of financial improprieties."  - New York Times Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/02/us/paul-f-crouch-founder-of-trinity-broadcasting-network-dies-at-79.html?_r=0
 

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

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