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  1. CM says:

    I was always partial to Cecil Turtle (as he was the only one able to pull a fast one over Bugs Bunny). Some of those old Looney Tunes incorporated classical music like Wagner. Think “Spear and Magic Helmet”.

  2. Xenia says:

    I’ve been called a sheep because I follow the Covid19 mitigation guidelines…everybody is following someone, folks…<<<<

    This is so true.

  3. bob1 says:

    #1 how American conservatives react to any claim of racism…like they’ve been personally accused. Where does this come from?

    Defensiveness.

    Making it “all about them.”

    Not wanting to rock the boat, which is pretty silly, IMHO.

    Unwillingness to look at themselves before God.

    Needing to turn every little thing into culture wars.

    So very tiring, that.

  4. Em says:

    Liberal = virtue
    Conservative = vice
    ? ? ?
    Hmmm. 🙆

  5. Babylon’s Dread says:

    Em

    That’s a general theme here but the progressives are actually the new liberals.

    But you aren’t seeing thing.

  6. bob1 says:

    Em,

    I certainly never said that…and I don’t believe that at all.

    In fact, I have a few conservative beliefs as well as more “liberal” ones.

  7. Dan from Georgia says:

    I remember the Amy Grant incident all too well. Funny how nowadays most Christian musicians who divorce still get radio play.

    For the short amount of time I spent as a progressive Christian, I too observed the nearly complete lack of humor.

    Bob1’s comment above reminded me of this…what is your reaction when you hear someone say “hey, I am not racist…I don’t see color”?

    For the record. I see color. Not a bad thing. Being part-artist, part-scientist, I see beauty in other races. And in the spirit of full disclosure, I am guilty of racist attitudes. And I came not to that conclusion because some lefty drilled it into my head in college or had to sit through one of those seminars at work.

  8. Michael says:

    Em,
    Nobody has said that at all.
    #1 is a legit question based on observable action on social media.

  9. CM says:

    Bob1,

    The problem is that many so-called “conservatives”, especially those of the Trump, populist, and nationalist variety really are not.

    Here is a big hint: Populism is NOT conservatism. PERIOD. This toxic populism that Trump and his cult followers brought into the GOP is just that. Toxic.

    Exhibit A of this fake conservatism is that POS Senator from MO Josh Hawley (Senator – Luddite):

    https://reason.com/2021/03/06/josh-hawleys-toxic-populism/

  10. bob1 says:

    Thanks, Michae

    Yeah, speakiing of toxic…I see that Trump’s now telling people to donate directly to him and bypass the RNC. Geez.

    I think the Party is gonna experience a world of hurt for awhile until they realize they’ve been co-opted.

  11. Linn says:

    I love Looney Toons and always thought Pepe LP was hysterical.and I will continue to do so. I also love all ACME products!

  12. Em says:

    bob1 and Michael, of course conservatism isn’t evil…. Maybe we need a new name for phony conservatism? ? ?
    Preserves? Uh no. …

  13. bob1 says:

    Em,

    No one ever said it was!

  14. Em says:

    Well, bob1, to repeat myself, can we find a new name for phony conservatives? Just to keep clear what we’re against?
    phocons? No… Hmmm

  15. Eric Love says:

    “Alt Right” was the name we used a few years ago for some of those “phony conservatives”.

    Yes, we Christians were big on cancel culture back in the day.

  16. bob1 says:

    Yeah, Alt Right is one.

    But I don’t think that covers all of what Em’s talking about.

    I think there are a lot of conservatives who maybe went along for the ride, with Trump. Now?

    I mean there are the neverTrumpers.

    But somehow I still don’t think we’ve covered the playing field.

    Maybe others could come up with something.

  17. The New Victor says:

    Pepé le Pew I never saw as a positive character. I think all of the LTs characters had their flaws, even the “heroes” like bugs and tweety. My mom didn’t let me watch them due to the violence, but I watched enough.

  18. DH says:

    I liked Pepé Le Pew

    She wishes to show her love for me by jumping off this cliff (le echo point)
    — Pepé Le Pew

    Shakespeare’n really 😊

  19. CM says:

    Watching those old LT cartoons as an adult, it is amazing the amount of pop culture references (at the time) are in those cartoons as well as some subtle innuendo.

    Of course, the racial and ethnic stereotypes of the age are there as well.

  20. Babylon's Dread says:

    The rule of God is the best of all things. In the kingdom of God equality is secure in the kingdom of God equity is secure. In the kingdom of God liberty is secured. In the kingdoms of men all these things are weapons against one another. In the “Things…” we often overlook the best of them. #8 is new creation, new beginning, all things new. The groaning does not end until the kingdom … comes. Already is not yet enough and we groan to be clothed.

  21. Ethan` says:

    Current cartoon:

    Two guys on a pier. They see a man drowning.

    The Democrat throws out a life preserver.

    The Republican? A copy of Dr. Seuss.

    Sometimes a good cartoon is worth…

  22. Steve says:

    R.A.S.P. Racism Accusation Saturation Point is answer to #1.

  23. Jerod says:

    #9

    don’t be so hard on yourself. You’re kind of entertaining

    bob1’s conservative values seem to go only so far as to hoard toilet paper

    Thre are RINO’s

    There are certainly ChINO’s

    Call the conservatives in name only CoINO’s. They’re all about the grift

  24. Jerod says:

    A Democrat walks into a bar…

    the Republican ducks

  25. Jerod says:

    Michael and Bob

    On one hand you seem to generalize the point that people who react to claims that they’re racist – for defending the Crown, for reading “I Saw It On Mulberry Street, or for trivialities like expecting the correct answer on a math problem – are making it all about themselves…

    While Leftists are literally making it out to be *all about them*

    On the other hand
    If people thought the royal family was the bastion of openmindedness than that is in itself pretty silly.

    On the the third hand, it seems strange that as the “progressives” create more equity we see greater and deeper divisions, classism based upon perspective and beliefs. That must be the conservatives fault… it’s not about them though… they shouldn’t make it all about themselves.

    I guess the only logical conclusion then is that progressives are screwing it up.

  26. bob1 says:

    What on God’s green earth are you talking about?

    As WC Fields once said, if you can’t dazzle ’em with brilliance, baffle ’em with bull….

    You never fail to talk gibberish.

  27. Jean says:

    Jerod,

    Change causes pushback. The party asked to change resists change. The alternative is to continue in the status quo. Should people of color in this country insist in equal and equitable treatment, or suffer systemic inequality and inequity because it may cause someone pain?

  28. Michael says:

    Jerod,

    Let me get this right.
    I am pro life and believe in the traditional morality of the church.
    My position on immigration is is grounded in and formed by the text of Holy Scripture.
    My views are the issue of racism are also informed by Scripture…believing in the fall of man and our unending battle with the sin nature.
    Do you define this as “progressive”?

  29. CM says:

    MIchael,

    To piggyback off what you said, both immigration and racism within the US are complex, long-term issues that require multi-faceted and long-term approaches in the policy arena. We can look to the past to see what has worked and what has not, but only provides some initial starting points.

  30. Jerod says:

    Michael and bob1

    Forgive me… you two bears are the most fun to poke 😁

    But you do come off as political progressives at times. Then again, they thought the same of Christ.

    Anyway…
    doopbeedooo…

    does the term offend you??

  31. Jerod says:

    I could have sworn Bob and mean Jean were assuaging their white guilt a few weeks /Months ago …

  32. Michael says:

    What offends is is someone trying to label me with a set of beliefs and practices I don’t necessarily share for the purpose of not having to engage with what I may actually believe and practice.
    It’s lazy and arrogant…and it suggests someone not worth engaging with.

    No political label fits me…

  33. bob1 says:

    It’s lazy and arrogant…and it suggests someone not worth engaging with.

    That says it.

  34. Jerod says:

    Well that’s saddens me that you would take yourselves and you’re online presence so seriously that you try to read my intents/purposes/ heart.

    I was hoping that you could make light of it with me.

    I apologize for offending you.

    But get over yourselves, really…

  35. Babylon’s Dread says:

    Jerod 🥃😎

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