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A white feather for the cowardly British
August 23, 2007 10:15 AM   Subscribe

Baptists for Brownback are praying for, among other things GIANT WARRIOR ANGELS to keep them safe from chickens, and the Loch Ness Monster. They've pegged the the British character precisely as effeminate, Jesus-hating Shakespeare-quoters. Senator Brownback has no comment.
posted by Keith Talent (44 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Fake?
posted by radgardener at 10:22 AM on August 23, 2007


(obviously)
posted by thirteenkiller at 10:22 AM on August 23, 2007



(obviously)

Sorry, maybe I should have put "please lord oh let be" before that.
posted by radgardener at 10:24 AM on August 23, 2007


These whole fake church/Christian organization things are getting tired.
posted by radgardener at 10:25 AM on August 23, 2007


Just to complete the picture, don't forget Blogs4Brownback, the proudly Triclavian, Geocentrist, non-satirical weblog which BaptistsForBrownback is parodying.
posted by brownpau at 10:29 AM on August 23, 2007


Obviously parody, but the comments look to be about 50/50...
posted by anazgnos at 10:31 AM on August 23, 2007


Hysterical! Thanks for the laugh.
posted by jokeefe at 10:36 AM on August 23, 2007


Triclavianism is as important to Christianity as the idea of the Resurrection. Triclavians believe that which is true- three nails, and three only, were used to puncture the hands and feet of Our Lord at Golgotha. To renounce this doctrine is to renounce Christianity. Three nails, one for each aspect of the Trinity. Four nails is blasphemy.

Wait, what? And this is from the non-satirical blog that this one is parodying?

I need to watch the Life of Brian again.
posted by jokeefe at 10:37 AM on August 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


I think he said, 'Blessed are the cheesemakers'
posted by psmealey at 10:41 AM on August 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


These whole fake church/Christian organization things are getting tired.

Not as tired as the real ones.
posted by DU at 10:43 AM on August 23, 2007 [3 favorites]


Brownback has no comment.

Even when Brownback has a comment, he has no comment.
posted by blucevalo at 10:43 AM on August 23, 2007


Just to complete the picture, don't forget Blogs4Brownback, the proudly Triclavian, Geocentrist, non-satirical weblog which BaptistsForBrownback is parodying.

Baptists for Brownback didn't have to try very hard to parody this ... thing.
posted by radgardener at 10:44 AM on August 23, 2007


I love the banner:

Since the start of the Iraq War 5,729,886 American children have died from ABORTION.

Perfect. You could almost imagine it on a real social conservative's website.
posted by BigSky at 10:44 AM on August 23, 2007


Since the start of the Iraq War 5,729,886 American children have died from ABORTION.

I'm not really sure what that's supposed to convince me of. When I think that if all the tens of millions of fetuses aborted since Roe v. Wade had actually been brought to term and born, all I can imagine is a society more violent, crime-ridden, impoverished and crowded than the one we have.
posted by psmealey at 10:56 AM on August 23, 2007


It seems clear that it may occasionally be convenient to assume that the calculations of Copernicus and Kepler were mathematically sound. However, for both moral and theological reasons, we should always bear in mind that the Earth does not move. If it moved, we would feel it moving.

I can't tell if that's from the parody site or the original. I think I have to lie down with a cold cloth on my forehead now.
posted by jokeefe at 11:10 AM on August 23, 2007


To assert that the Earth does move is to renounce Christianity. It really is as simple as that.

Back up. Not satire? SO AWESOME
posted by DU at 11:14 AM on August 23, 2007


To assert that the Earth does move is to renounce Christianity.

I know well their feelings on promiscuity, but I never suspected that they also had really bad sex themselves.
posted by psmealey at 11:18 AM on August 23, 2007 [2 favorites]


The only thing, to me anyway, that suggests that it is satire is from the sidebar:

Many antogonists on the political Left would like to call it political satire so perhaps everything posted here should be understood in that context. Whatever it takes to keep their tiny brains from overloading.

Other than that, it sounds like straight-up, non-satirical born-again crazy.
posted by MythMaker at 11:20 AM on August 23, 2007


"I'm not really sure what that's supposed to convince me of. When I think that if all the tens of millions of fetuses aborted since Roe v. Wade had actually been brought to term and born, all I can imagine is a society more violent, crime-ridden, impoverished and crowded than the one we have."

Sure, but that's you. Some of the more extreme right wing types think the outrage over Iraq is misplaced and would certainly agree that it is dwarfed by abortion. But it's not supposed to convince you of anything, just to make you laugh. It's over the top but not by much. The whole site keeps the right tone. It's a very good parody.

On preview: Scratch all that. I just saw that the non parody site actually does have that banner. Oh Lordy.
posted by BigSky at 11:23 AM on August 23, 2007


The main evidence to me that it is non-parodical is the posters very evident anger. He doesn't sound like his tongue is in his cheek.

OTOH, the content is so very, very crazy. Also, there's a funny comment in the geocentric thread where he calls holocaust deniers insane. The Earth is on the back of a turtle? No problem. Nazis didn't kill Jews? OVER MY DEAD BODY!!!
posted by DU at 11:29 AM on August 23, 2007


This is awesome. Next time creationists come around, all that you have to do is play this guy and carry around his list of scriptural references. Given them a little more crazy by association than normal people can deal with. "Heliocentricism is an Atheist Doctrine" does make a nice hat.
posted by a robot made out of meat at 12:08 PM on August 23, 2007


It’s about time somebody noticed, other than us, that Sam Brownback has issues, issues that America cares about.

Are we sure that Blogs4Brownback is serious?
posted by radgardener at 12:12 PM on August 23, 2007


Wait. Parodies of parodies? This is getting annoying.
posted by radgardener at 12:15 PM on August 23, 2007


Surely this will. . . oh, I'm sorry wrong thread.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 12:29 PM on August 23, 2007


A University of Florida graduate, Steve Benner, a biological chemist at the Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution has recently announced that he is working on a project that will allow the creation of artificial cells, as in DNA cells. Mr. Brenner apparently wants to play God and create a sub-species of mutant humans a.k.a. Demons.

Oh noes, DNA cells are the worst kind!
posted by solipsophistocracy at 12:45 PM on August 23, 2007


I dunno. "Heliolefists"? I'm not sure that Blogs4Brownback isn't satire. Someone like that would be more likely to use all caps, nonsensical paragraph breaks, and multiple exclamation points. I'm agnostic on whether or not that site is satire.
posted by ibmcginty at 1:13 PM on August 23, 2007


More Christian dissing? Odd that these types stop short of Islam quite often.
posted by Gnostic Novelist at 1:13 PM on August 23, 2007


It looks like Sam Brownback and Ron Paul are set to split the ultra-right lunatic vote. Brownback will get the christofacists, and Ron Paul will get the fascist-fascists.
posted by [expletive deleted] at 1:14 PM on August 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


Odd that these types stop short of Islam quite often.

It's almost as if they live in a country that isn't majority Muslim!

Nah, that can't be it. The Trilateral Commission must be responsible.
posted by ibmcginty at 1:17 PM on August 23, 2007 [2 favorites]


More Christian dissing? Odd that these types stop short of Islam quite often.

Christianity is the dominant religion in America, so satire is going to aim at Christianity. There is satirisation of Islam, but it comes from Islamic countries.

Oh, I'm sorry, I mean to say that liberals love Islam and hate Christianity, despite most liberals being Christian.
posted by Pope Guilty at 1:21 PM on August 23, 2007


More Christian dissing?

Well, there are Christians and then there are these people. As far as painting with too broad a brush, j'accuse you, kind sir.
posted by psmealey at 1:21 PM on August 23, 2007


Blogs4Brownback must be a satire.
posted by Pants! at 1:25 PM on August 23, 2007


Since the start of the Iraq War 5,729,886 American children have died from ABORTION

Why are all these children having abortions?
posted by goo at 1:30 PM on August 23, 2007 [2 favorites]


I say, that internet article just isn't cricket.

*Sips tea*
posted by Happy Dave at 1:35 PM on August 23, 2007


I think we may have the parody site/parodied site backward here. On reading the site linked in the FPP, I can honestly say I've heard real life evangelical Christians say almost everything there, while the site linked by brownpau is clearly a parody.
posted by nzero at 2:20 PM on August 23, 2007


the British character precisely as effeminate, Jesus-hating Shakespeare-quoters

Satire or not, it seems as if most of these folks think that the David Hyde Pierce character on Frasier is the prototypical British man.

Having spend considerable time in the UK, I have always wondered where this stereotype comes from. Other than a very small subset of posh wankers I've met over the years, most Brits I've met (to generalize, I know, I know) are a fair bit rougher than most American guys I know.
posted by psmealey at 2:54 PM on August 23, 2007


God's Warriors
posted by homunculus at 3:18 PM on August 23, 2007


Baptists for Brokeback!
posted by ericb at 3:24 PM on August 23, 2007


In related news -- Shirtless Putin: Iconic Brokeback Resonates in the East.
posted by ericb at 3:25 PM on August 23, 2007


Having spend considerable time in the UK, I have always wondered where this stereotype comes from.
posted by psmealey at 5:54 PM on August 23


My theory is, from the Revolutionary War. Stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni, and all that.
posted by joannemerriam at 4:44 PM on August 23, 2007


joannemarriam - Yankee Doodle stuck a feather in his cap - "Yankee" being slang for those of us here in the Colonies. Theory doesn't hold.

Not that any of it matters.
posted by tzikeh at 6:22 PM on August 23, 2007


Just FYI: Real geocentrists do still exist, although they are mostly Catholic.
posted by Avenger at 7:30 PM on August 23, 2007


Avenger, Brownback is Catholic.
posted by [expletive deleted] at 11:20 AM on August 24, 2007


That isn't to say that he is a geocentrist, but rather that Catholic geocentrists would have more reason to support him.
posted by [expletive deleted] at 11:47 AM on August 24, 2007


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