Yesterday, a shadowy political action committee gave tens of thousands of dollars to a cheesy Washington D.C. political consulting firm called Candidate Command to send letters to large numbers of voters in the first congressional district of Kansas, telling them that U.S. Representative Timothy Huelskamp shouldn’t be re-elected to Congress this year.
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If you’ve read Irregular Times articles for any length of time, you’ll know that the writers here can be fairly dour, glum, down in the mouth, pessimistic, cynical, jaded and bleak at times. But next to our regular visitor and commentator Tom, we’re downright rosy. Seeing some of the same trends we see, Tom has [...]
It’s often said in authoritarian religious circles that “God is NOT mocked!”, “God CANNOT be mocked!,” or “God WILL NOT be mocked!”. As an empirical matter, the God character and His supposed standards are actually mocked on a regular basis. In the first decade of the 21st Century, two religious leaders predicted that such mockery [...]
Doomsayers, you should have learned from the Millerites by now. William Miller made the mistake of pegging an actual date on the return of Jesus, Lord and Savior: October 23, 1844. More recently, Juval Aviv has made the mistake of predicting an imminent massive simultaneous terrorist attack on multiple U.S. cities. Juval Aviv makes this [...]
There is a bit of twisted entertainment value in watching Congressman Bartlett wave his hands about on the floor of Congress, following ever more bizarre fancies, constructing conspiracy theories to patch together his increasingly odd ideas. For the people of Maryland’s 6th congressional district, however, watching their representative in Congress cannot be much fun. [...]