Apocalypse

The Evangelical movement was neither Christian nor accidental. Frank Schaeffer points out. It was a scheme manufactured to control a sect to be used. Frank Schaeffer explains the Evangelical fraud. x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Frank Schaeffer is atoning for his past involvement in capturing the Evangelical movement. He, his...

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  • September 10, 2021

Yoo-hoo, ladies! You’ve hit the manly man trifecta: conservative, biblically correct dudes who want to marry you as soon as effing possible! How can you refuse? A new “traditional” dating website, Dominion Dating, plans to launch on Aug. 1 with “1,000+ bold, biblical singles … ready to build families, shape culture &...

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  • April 29, 2021

You may remember Jim Bakker from his ‘80s sex scandal, his subsequent financial scandal, his fake coronavirus-cure scandal, and his giant bucket of pancake mix, without which you’re sure to face a far less delicious apocalypse than God intends for you. So you might think anyone who still listens to—much less believes—Bakker is...

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  • April 6, 2021

I check off a day every morning on my calendar because I am counting down to the day of my second Covid-19 vaccination. I, like a lot of other Americans, especially black Americans, have expressed skepticism over the speed, effectiveness, and side effects of the vaccines. I wrote about a...

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  • March 31, 2021

After Sean Spicer, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Stephanie Grisham, and Kayleigh McEnany, anyone or anything would have been an upgrade as press secretary. A wheel of Gorgonzola with a Furby chip jammed into it would have been better. But, luckily, we did much better. Biden’s first press secretary, Jen Psaki, is knowledgeable,...

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  • March 13, 2021

Reading up on the Vote-A-Rama on the COVID-19 Relief bill I was shocked, shocked I tell you that  Republicans were objecting to families earning up to $300,000 per year might need some extra money, they thought that was too high a salary? Wow. They worried about exploding the deficit? They...

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  • February 5, 2021

We’re not even at the Silly Season yet, even as we’re reminded of the predictions of Harold Camping about the end of the world in 2011.  But DHS has taken it seriously by keeping troops in DC until Mid-March. Accordingly the nutters are casting about for prophetic revisions to maintain...

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  • January 25, 2021

“It’s gotten so out of whack that we are now looking at survival for our children, not survival of our grandchildren.”, Peter Carter, M.D., – reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and founder of the Climate Emergency Institute. Dozens of scientists from Sweden, Russia, China, and seven other countries studied methane emissions...

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  • November 23, 2020

“It’s gotten so out of whack that we are now looking at survival for our children, not survival of our grandchildren.”, Peter Carter, M.D., – reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and founder of the Climate Emergency Institute. Dozens of scientists from Sweden, Russia, China, and seven other countries studied methane emissions...

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  • November 23, 2020

Did you have this one on your road to the apocalypse bingo card? A 17-year-old kid brings an AR-15 to a protest, kills two people and wounds another, and eventually gets sprung from jail with the help of the My Pillow guy and the kid from Silver Spoons. Of course...

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  • November 21, 2020

Trumpist anti-certifying efforts for the remaining states seem a fools’ errand but Trump and Giuliani seem to be the best fools for it. Regardless, they are chasing some version of an apocalyptic conclusion. x And Bannon talking about it openly on his insane Alex Jones-level podcast. — S.V. Dáte (@svdate) November 18,...

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  • November 18, 2020

A thorough bit of reporting by NBC has now tracked down the closest origins for Q of the QAnon cult. Now can we just ignore them, even if Trump retweets them. x Millions of people believe there's a Democratic cabal of baby eaters, and Donald Trump is fighting a secret...

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  • October 7, 2020

Other than delusions of victory, Trump is trailing and needs to win the debates. Yet Trump, as with his original 2016 plan, remains focused on surviving past inauguration day short of an indictment.  Trump is desperate for a post-election deal that will cover his massive billion-dollar debts which he may cover...

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  • September 29, 2020

The GOP national convention will be even more Trumpist than 2016 as many major party figures will not be participating. The list of speakers is more about trying to spin Trump success from so many failures as well as a brand promotion for post-presidency Trump enterprises. This infomercial will feature more...

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  • August 23, 2020

One could not help being moved by the sheer empathy displayed by MSNBC Host Hallie Jackson, who used her return from maternity leave to make an important point. Hallie Jackson shows uncharacteristic empathy x x YouTube Video Watch the full episode here. I was so impressed with Hallie Jackson's statement...

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  • August 20, 2020

Gym Jordan, who famously did not (allegedly, anyway) intervene on behalf of student athletes when he coached wrestling at THE Ohio State University, appears all too willing to put young men in harm’s way for a little coronavirus-enhanced sportsing this fall. America needs college football. — Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan)...

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  • August 11, 2020

Donald Trump is the angel of death. He’s a coronavirus super-spreader and the Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse’s biggest fanboy. The only way his actions make any sense at all is if he’s actively and intentionally trying to kill Americans. This morning, as you’ve probably heard by now, he retweeted confused...

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  • July 14, 2020

Trump wants Confederate spectacles, why else try to attack NASCAR because of its flag ban. The ultimate Confederate spectacle is the resilience of the lost cause narrative perhaps reinforced by the Jim Crow erection of monuments. It was amusing that the press tried to goad the WH Press Secretary into an admission...

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  • July 7, 2020

When you reach the point where absurdity obscures reality, we generally call that jumping the shark. The history behind the phrase dates back to an episode of the tv show Happy Days. Arthur Fonzarelli, The Fonz, dressed in his trademark leather jacket and shorts jumped a shark while water skiing....

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  • June 22, 2020

Can you stand — or even recognize — a post that has nothing to do with either coronavirus or police brutality? (It may be tangentially related. If those other phenomena are the first and second horses of the apocalypse, at the very least this is a palomino pony.)  OH MY GOD....

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  • June 4, 2020

Trump is no Nixon, but like Nixon, he could still win a second term, extending the latest national nightmare. x Going back further, the Kerner Commission reported in 1968 that frustration over racism and policing had been at the center of the riots in Newark and Detroit. President Nixon pivoted...

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  • May 31, 2020

Okay, we are officially in the upside-down. Whoever had “the U.S. treasury secretary gets in a Twitter spat with Guns N’ Roses’ frontman Axl Rose and then posts Liberian flag to show his patriotism” on their apocalypse bingo card wins an extra cookie today. When the clone I use to...

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  • May 7, 2020

Who goes to boring zombie apocalypse movies, or even the Zombieland sequel? It only makes sense if you lift COVID restrictions and see such movies within a sanctuary city, because Trump wants to shake them down for federal aid. It’s the same deal Trump offered Ukraine. Darn those “brute but stupid” enemies....

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  • April 29, 2020

We are getting a pretty good look at what a rapid transition to green energy would look like if we ever act to slow down the looming apocalypse. Of course, we are in one now because of the trifecta of coronavirus, climate change, the sixth mass extinction, and predictions of...

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  • April 22, 2020

Yesterday, The Washington Post published another story recounting how the federal government’s official COVID-19 response has slowly devolved into a drunken mosh pit at a Tijuana donkey show, and among the jaw-dropping excerpts was this little number: It was the day the administration was adding Ireland and the United Kingdom...

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  • April 12, 2020

Former U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, who is running for Georgia’s open 9th District House seat, has apparently confused the COVID-19 pandemic with the zombie apocalypse. Thankfully, this crisis has little actual resemblance to the zombie apocalypse unless you squint hard and only look at Kushner. Broun has released a campaign ad so absurd it...

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  • April 8, 2020

Strange how yesterday’s presser had Trump repeating “death” quite a number of times, as he parroted a Fox News pundit: “We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem.” Today he is reported to announce that the economy will be back by Easter, in three weeks (Phase Two: Miracle!). Rather...

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  • March 24, 2020

Which is the real “shithole” country. airfare to Senegal $700, COVID-19 tests in 4 hours x Washington Post’s West Africa bureau chief 👇🏼 Senegal is testing people and giving results within 4 hours. Senegal’s per capita income is less than $3,000. https://t.co/s0BGBEVyoH— Eric Umansky (@ericuman) March 12, 2020 The CDC initially chose to develop its...

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  • March 13, 2020

Referring to a Trumpian “(w)hole of government approach” Pence is using the WH briefing room to dispense some disinformation where there are now 100 cases (Pence claimed 43 cases) touting a “low risk” (of dying) even as WHO calls the situation (of transmission) a “high risk” one. More Trumpian low-balling claiming...

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  • March 2, 2020

You might also want to put on your fanciest snake-handlin’ pants, because the guy who doesn’t believe in natural selection (i.e., the mechanism behind the mutation of viruses and bacteria) is now in charge of our country’s response to the global COVID-19 outbreak. Yay! The Washington Post: Trump announced at a news...

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  • February 27, 2020

Others have speculated on this question, and I have previously posted a diary in which I argued that evangelicals support Trump because his support for Israel may trigger the apocalypse. But I want to propose a different angle of interpretation: Evangelicals think Trump really is the Antichrist — and that’s...

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  • February 21, 2020

I want to get some feedback on a topic I’m researching for my book on religion: the degree to which some Christian fundamentalists may be actively working to trigger the apocalypse. I’m not going to get into the weeds here (keep your sighs of relief to yourselves, thank you!), but,...

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  • February 16, 2020

This is going to seem a little screwy, but given the age we’re living through, it may fit right in. I am concerned whether some of Trump’s actions are deliberately or unintentionally abetting the desire of his millennialist backers (John Hagee in particular) to see the apocalypse. This will happen,...

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  • February 8, 2020

Rand Paul isn’t too concerned about climate change on Planet Earth, but to his credit he does think we need to start creating livable ecosystems elsewhere. I guess he thinks humanity is on a cosmic pub crawl, and since we’re about to wear out our welcome here, we need to find...

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  • January 18, 2020

A front-page diary right now is detailing how SoS Pompeo’s explanations for killing Soleimani make no sense: Mike Pompeo keeps blowing up Donald Trump’s excuses for blowing up an Iranian general. Turns out there’s a very good reason why Pompeo has to keep coming up with new  excuses and fairy...

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  • January 10, 2020

Yes, there are several other diaries on this topic, including one that just got posted on the front page, but I want to focus on Bolton’s actions and timing. First, I need to point out that Bolton was never subpoenaed by any House committee. His deputy. Charles Kupperman, was, and...

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  • January 6, 2020

“The anger is real. The anger is justified. Because this disaster was all foreseen and predicted. For decades the link between a hotter, drier climate, land-clearing, excessive irrigation and increased fire risk have all been attested in scientific papers.”  Carol Sparks, Mayor of Glenn Innes Severn Council My view on...

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  • January 1, 2020

Salvation is a post-apocalyptic film set in the year 2018. It focuses on the war between Skynet’s machine network and humanity, as the remnants of the world’s military have united to form the Resistance to fight against Skynet’s killing machines. Christian Bale portrays John Connor, a Resistance fighter and central...

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  • November 8, 2019

Long before Trump, today’s GOP lost any ability to be constructive on just about anything. If something is good, they reflexively oppose it.  People having healthcare? Oppose. People going to college? Oppose. Stopping gun massacres? Oppose.  Renewable energy? Oppose. Their entire policy on immigration is bigotry and hate. Their policy...

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  • September 29, 2019

Large swathes of New South Wales and southern Queensland will face catastrophic weather events over the next few months. The reason is Antarctica's westerly winds, which control the Australian climate, are impacted by 'sudden stratospheric warming.' As a result, the direst prediction is a change in Australia's rainfall patterns. The...

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  • September 13, 2019

So I’m reading American Apocalypse: A History of Modern Evangelism by Matthew Sutton as part of some research I’m in the middle of, and this passage jumps out at me: While premillennialists expect the Antichrist to appear initially as the Jews’ savior, they believe he will soon demand worship from...

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  • August 21, 2019

< p style=”text-align:left”>The IPCC gave us 12 years to set the wheels in motion to save ourselves from the apocalypse known as climate change. Now in the scientific community, a consensus is building that we have only 18 months to implement aggressive climate policy. Which means “that the decisive, political...

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  • July 24, 2019

The sinister derp-state campaign to pass Donald Trump off as a real president and/or human being continues. Today, it was Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s turn. Speaking with Face the Nation’s Margaret Brennan, Pompeo risibly claimed that Trump would do what normal presidents, politicians, and people do if offered election...

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  • June 16, 2019

photo: PDA Activists At The Convention Wrap Up In solidarity, Mike Hersh for Alan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., and Shayna—your PDA national team. A: We Rocked The California Convention!   Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) had a powerful presence at last weekend’s California Democratic Party...

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  • June 13, 2019

I lost a few Facebook “friends” in 2016 after challenging them on their false and misleading posts. I never unfriended anyone, mind you. They were simply allergic to facts and went into anaphylactic shock whenever evidence of the ocher hellbeast’s incompetence, venality, immorality, and fluorescent stupidity was brought to light....

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  • May 24, 2019

A CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS! Oh, my God! Pack up the  babies, grab the old ladies! Hide the sheep, and break out the likker, the end is nigh! You gotta admit, those three words sound like nothing other than Orson Welles frantically describing the end of civilization in his iconic “War of the...

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  • May 17, 2019

Yeah, just so you know, he wasn’t talking about Trump.  ThinkProgress: On Monday’s edition of Tucker Carlson Tonight, Carlson warned about the supposed dangers of Democrats’ threats to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for refusing to cooperate with the House Judiciary Committee. “These people are fascist,” Carlson...

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  • May 7, 2019

Zombies have gripped American popular culture for years. In books, television shows, and films, the undead are regularly resurrected for your entertainment. (Even Jane Austen fans were treated to Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy butchering those from beyond the grave in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.) But whatever their reanimation...

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  • April 28, 2019

Most Republicans have tried to ignore the fact that you’d get better decision-making in the Oval Office from a drunk tabby cat batting around a Magic 8-ball. They got their tax cuts, and they still hate Obama, so they’ve been only too happy to indulge the baby-handed lunatic running around...

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  • December 21, 2018
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