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Obama is Poopy and Occupy is Pee-Pee? Conservative America Speaks.

Bern enjoys singing in a Maryland barbershop quartet in his spare time. When he’s not putting on a straw hat, he sends out e-mails explaining why he opposes Barack Obama. In a word, it’s because Barack Obama is poopy. In a message this morning, Bern explained that he’d like me to put these images on [...]

Massive Quakes and Volcanic Destruction? I’m Still Waiting for God’s Mini-Me

Self-proclaimed religious psychic visionary Linda Newkirk has issued her latest prophecy in an e-mail blast:

“Massive Quake/Volcanic Destruction Imminent!”

Oh dear! But I’m not quite convinced it’s time to go out and buy a lava-repellent helmet. In December 2009 Linda Newkirk issued a prophecy that within just a few months, amid a wave of drug [...]

Oh, Bugger

Having an email address that begins “jcook@…” means I get a lot of misdirected e-mail meant to be sent to Jerry Cook, Jane Cook, Joseph Cook, Junior Cook, J. Whitney Bowles Pierpont Morgan Vanderbilt Cook, and all the other JCooks out there in the world. There are a lot of them.

This morning I received [...]

More Americans Elect Vogon Democracy: to Reverse our Policies, Just Contact and Convince 10,000 Delegates We’ve Hidden From You and Who May Not Exist. You Have 48 Hours.

Is this what Democracy looks like?

Here’s an e-mail Americans Elect Policy Director Brian Findlay sent me late last night after I followed AE rules and formally moved to reverse its decision to allow as few as 5 people to fully fund Americans Elect:

From: Brian Findlay Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2012 10:18 PM To: [...]

How to Spot a RoboMailer, Lesson #412

Reading automated e-mail blasts can be so much fun. Today Irregular Times receives this missive from “Whitney Reed”:

Hello ___,

Do you accept guest posts for your site http://thatsmycongress.com/index.php/2009/10/30/christianity-but-not-confucius-for-theocracy-caucus-in-congress/? If so, I would be very interested in submitting an article for publish.

I own a Christian College website called http://www.christiancolleges.org. It’s a great resource [...]

Harold Camping: Forget Those Ends of the World. How about some Money?

In yesterday’s mail:

Harold Camping’s Family Radio Network is forgetting those things which are behind. Never mind the March 2011 end of the world. Never mind the other end of the world in October 2011. Camping’s camp is reaching forward for those donations that lie before them, pressing toward this month’s fundraising goals. To [...]

Open Letter to Americans Elect by William Busa: Poll Match Fails Professional Standards

[Editor's note: William Busa has asked Irregular Times to share the following open letter to Americans Elect regarding its new "Candidate" page, on which Americans Elect promotes ranked presidential contenders according to their alleged "National Match" with Americans' values. We're happy to oblige. - Jim Cook]

To: Kahlil Byrd, CEO, Americans Elect From: William Busa [...]

Sour Cabbage: by word count, the Real Whopper of a Bureaucracy is Biblical

Is all you need to know about bureaucracy reduced to cabbage? Or could we find something a little bit wordier? Time for a conservative chain mail fact check. [...]

God’s Genocide: it’s not just an Old Testament thing

The Old Testament of the Bible is filled with instances in which the character of God directs his followers to commit genocide, ordering them to slaughter entire cities of men, women, children and babies for the offense of worshipping the wrong deity. Sometimes, especially if some people rub the wrong body parts, God takes care [...]

Is there a Peace Rally in Washington DC on July 6 2011?

No, not really.

Sandy writes today from the southern tier of upstate New York to ask:

Would you provide me with more details on the non-violent rally for peace scheduled for Thursday, July 6, 2011, in Washington, DC?

Sandy’s question is a legitimate one; if you’ve read the Huffington Post, you’ve been told that [...]

Thanks for the Reminder

I received a helpful reminder in an e-mail message this afternoon:

Jesus

Jesus died over 2000 years ago. Nobody has ever referred to him as the late Jesus, Not even the heathens. Nowhere in history. Nowhere has He EVER been referred to in the past tense! He is the Living God!

97% OF YOU [...]