AdLib : Looks like folks are out partying tonight like it’s the end of the world or something so we’ll call it a night for Vox Populi tonight. Thanks all!
AdLib : Yep, crazy is crazy. Night Kes, don’t let the Horsemen of the Apocolypse bite!
kesmarn : Oops! Sorry — we were typing at the same time, AdLib. Yes. The numbers don’t add up at all, no matter how Camping mashes them. He’s just a silly old fart. And on that happy note, good night, again!
AdLib : Night Kes. If you’re taken up, bring your iPhone so you can still blog!
kesmarn : And now…the clock strike midnight! Judgment Day is at hand! Which means it’s time for me to go to sleep! Good night, all!
AdLib : Kes, the arguments against such arbitrary dogma are pretty easy. What about babies, indeed. And back then, taking up a couple of hundred thousand people was a lot. What about the millions of faithful Christians, how come 99% of them won’t make it?
kesmarn : I think the whole rapture myth may even be more recent than Cotton Mather. (Although he was big on the “angry God” image.) I think it started in the later 19th century in America. Total baloney.
AdLib : Night AD!
AdLib : People crave answers for what is unanswerable. So even such a bizarre and frankly cruel tale such as Revelations is preferable to some than the unknown.
kesmarn : Peace, AD! Sleep well.
kesmarn : Yes, AdLib, obviously 2 year olds are totally innocent (however wild and goofy they may be). What a dark view of human nature this guy has.
ADONAI : Well kids, I could talk theology all night but I must have sleep. Good night folks. Peace be with you.
AdLib : Kes – That is truly evil. The things that are done in the name of “goodness” is amazing.
ADONAI : AdLib – indeed. Plus, the Rapture was invented by Cotton Mather in the 18th century
AdLib : AD – As you know, Revelations was added after the rest of the Bible was written and has a more political purpose for having been created.
kesmarn : They love the idea that the locus of control is supposed to be outside of themselves, AdLib. Easier that way.
AdLib : Funny how RW extremists can be afraid of a preposterous reason for the end of the world but rail against scientific explanations for how climate change can be the end of the line for human society.
kesmarn : Yes, I usually just laugh him off. But the other day he was telling some caller on his show that the guy’s 2 year old son “might not be saved,” and that “we are all born with wicked hearts,” and stuff like that. That is really awful! He should knock that off.
ADONAI : AdLib – Indeed. All I’m saying is, if it were a literal interpretation, it’s STILL not happening. Every preacher who has ever predicted the end of time has always skipped over the part about Jesus telling them it as impossible to know. far right Christians KNOW that before Jesus can come back, at the very least, Israel must be made whole again(whatever that means), and the Temple must be rebuilt for the third time. Extra cannons not included in the Bible suggest that the world must reach a certain population, around 700 million, before Jesus returns. Or that teh Earth will literally disappear form this universe. So something TERRIBLE will have to happen.
AdLib : Kes – That’s a good point. When Christianity is portrayed so cartoonishly and ridiculously, it is insulting the majority of Christians. Not that this loon cares about Christians…
kesmarn : He’s a couple horseman short of an apocalypse.
kesmarn : It is a little sad that he’s done quite a bit of damage to Christians who are not into this or RW fundie nuttiness. People assume that Christian=Lunati c 100% of the time.
AdLib : I think Camping is a few logs short of a campfire.
AdLib : AD – Good point. That seems so apparent. The imagery of Jesus as a virtual Roman warrior coming out of the sky is absurd when one considers what Jesus is supposed to be all about. What is it, love thy brother or lop his head off?
kesmarn : The kids and I were talking about that, AdLib, and we were saying Camping’s personal rapture will probably happen before October 21. Problem solved.
ADONAI : HA!
AdLib : As Jon Stewart said, considering how old he is, even if the end doesn’t come tomorrow, for him, he’ll probably still end up being pretty close.
ADONAI : No my mind is made up. The writings in the Bible were always meant as symbolism and metaphor. When Jon of Patmos wrote Revelation it was a time of great upheaval in Israel with Roman occupation. The story is full of imagery meant to evoke the imperialism of Rome.
kesmarn : Well, as you know, he’s messed up before, AdLib. And then he just says that he needs to “recalculate the numbers,” and he tries for another random date.
AdLib : Kes – I think it’s a combination of delusions of grandeur, that he alone can know this and cynicism that he can always bullshit his followers the next day…after they’ve given him $40 million out of fear.
kesmarn : Some guy was interviewed on Spitzer’s show tonight who has interviewed people at Family Radio, though, and he said someone there took him aside and said: “Between you and me, about 85% of the people here do NOT believe this will happen.”
AdLib : AD – Sounds like you haven’t made up your mind about Revelations…
ADONAI : Really!!
bito : Really AD??
kesmarn : G’night, chase!
ADONAI : nite chase!
AdLib : Night Chase. Have a great weekend, rapture or not.
ADONAI : So he’s either milking people, or very confused.
ADONAI : It’s not the end of the world. Even if we said, for the sake of argument, that the Bible was correct, it’s DEFINITELY not ending tomorrow. As I said before, conditions have to be met AND the Jesus clearly states that NO ONE will EVER know the time of His coming. Not. Happening.
kesmarn : I think he may be geniunely daft, AdLib. He has that weird preoccupation with numerology that the truly weird have sometimes.
AdLib : Bito – Yes, I saw Colbert last night and could hardly believe that this was really what was written. Very funny but how surprising is it that everything Newt does just shows how out of touch he is with the real world?
chasethis : Ad Lib–I love that when every time vox populi an angel gets his wings! I must go to bed. (Or to the patio.) Love you planet people.
bito : Replay k’es
bito : When it hits the NewsHour…it’s viral!
kesmarn : The NewHour is on late out there, b’ito. Ours is at 6:30 here.
AdLib : Does anyone here think he really believes tomorrow is the end of the world or that this was just a way to flex power and generate millions from the foolish and ignorant (which it has)?
kesmarn : Poor Brother Camping. He is one deluded old dude. And yes, b’ito, that Lithgow thing has really gone viral, hasn’t it!
bito : PBS NewsHour just had the John Lithgow-part of it-on
chasethis : I think Brother Camping got his begatting confused with his gazintas. He’s off by miles and miles. Should I be wrong in my assessment, I’ll see you in the afterlife–which I think will start in the next cul-de-sac over.
ADONAI : Oh yeah. Fuck!
kesmarn : Make that tax increases for the WEALTHY, AdLib. They’re cool with ’em for the poor.
AdLib : Adonai – South Park has already done it.
AdLib : Kes – Yes, the nutjob said Jesus returns tomorrow AND there will be earthquakes all over the world. And Republicans will vote for tax increases.
ADONAI : He is in the sky because you will see Jesus descending from there on a white horse leading the armies if Heaven.
kesmarn : I think October 21 is the really END end, according to Brother Camping.
ADONAI : I’ve always felt a movie about the literal interpretation of the Book of Revelation would be awesome. The imagery is all there. The 4 horsemen. The sky ripping open. Huge dragons and crazy beasts appearing everywhere. It’d make millions.
AdLib : First of all, why is Jesus appearing in the sky? Second, that’s going to take a serious wide angle lens.
kesmarn : AdLib, I’m not entirely sure Jesus is due at this particular point. But keep that camera handy because there should be bodies emerging from graves tomorrow, I’m told.
PatsyT : You want to see time fly .. have kids!
ADONAI : Poor little canary
PatsyT : Most of the summer
ADONAI : Well, Jesus should appear in the sky everywhere at once. THE photo op of a lifetime.
AdLib : Patsy, can’t believe it’s been a whole school year! How cool!
kesmarn : Good news, Patsy! Will she be home for the whole summer?
AdLib : True, only if Americans get raptured is it real. BTW, did the nutjob radio guy mention where Jesus would appear? I want to have my Flip camera on me.
ADONAI : AdLib – No,I don’t believe the book of Revelation. It was never meant to be taken literally anyways. But Newt could probably come close to giving me what I want. A nuclear war would be pretty damn close.
PatsyT : Hey folks if I disappear it won’t be because of the rapture… I am way too naughty for that.. My oldest is coming home from her first year of collage her daddy is picking her up at the airport They are due here soon!!
kesmarn : Nevertheless, there’s the canary in the coal mine, ADONAI, no?
ADONAI : I had to point out to wts that only America matters.
AdLib : AD – I meant the Biblical version. BTW, if you want to go out in a big way, watch Newt.
kesmarn : Whatsthatsound says as of now Japan remains unraptured. He was mildly disappointed. Was hoping for less crowding on the trains.
ADONAI : AdLib – All depends on what you mean. One day it will all end. A Biblical apocalypse would be pretty exciting. We all gotta die. I wanna go out big.
AdLib : AD – Do you believe in End Times?
AdLib : Patsy – Whoops! Sorry about that, hope your dog pops back! I heard a popping sound coming from my dog…but it was just…well, it wasn’t her being taken up.
ADONAI : There are some conditions that have to be met before the world can end. They have not yet been addressed. I don’t see it happening.
chasethis : I’ll be back. (Not an Ahnold reference.)
ADONAI : Hello chase
AdLib : Evry time Vox Populi “pops”, a Christian gets his wings!
chasethis : Patsy, I give up on AI. But then, I voted for McGovern.
PatsyT : Well my dog was good at spelling darn theres goes may best spell check
kesmarn : There you have it!
AdLib : Kes – I told a group of Teabaggers that the word “gullible” isn’t in the dictionary and they were surprised to hear that.
PatsyT : Hey AdLib that just worked on my dog !!! LOL
chasethis : The mister and I are posting some end of the world songs here and on FB. Pawlenty is a pussy.
kesmarn : Chase, don’t worry about the dust. The world will be swallowed up in flames, so no one will notice.
AdLib : If you spell “Rapture” slowly, you will disappear. What ever you do, don’t do this… R A P T U R E …POP!
PatsyT : Hey Chase!! American Idol ???
kesmarn : Hey, chase!
AdLib : Hey Chase!
PatsyT : Opps statement? I mean Question
kesmarn : The TeaBag who are not paid operatives are beyond gullible, AdLib.
chasethis : I can’t vox populi. I’m preparing for the rapture. I don’t want’ to leave the place dusty.
AdLib : This is part of how the modern media MAKES news. They are now pushing Pawlenty and Huntsman but the Repub base still isn’t as interested in them.
PatsyT : I was making a silly but true statement there ADONAI ….. He doesn’t have enough toys in the attic for their appetite
AdLib : Kes – Seeing the Tea Party complain about being screwed for counting on Trump is hilarious. They’re so clueless, the GOP bullshits them, Trump does and they keep being surprised when BS turns out to be BS. Duh…
ADONAI : Tim Pawlenty. Gov. of Minnesota.
kesmarn : He’s like a giant bowl of Cream of Rice at the taco bar.
PatsyT : Who is Pawlenty?
ADONAI : I don’t even know if his own Party even likes him.
ADONAI : Pawlenty? HOW?!
ADONAI : Here’s that commercial I was talking about «link»
AdLib : Have to say, O’Donnell is annoying at times. Today he declared as a fact that Pawlenty will be the GOP presidential candidate. Huh???
PatsyT : YEAH KES !!! That says everything !
kesmarn : Just to show how appallingly stubborn I am. «link»
AdLib : I want to see Bachmann on the Sunday morning shows just to see her stare in the wrong direction.
kesmarn : Ack! I’ve been sabotaged! I never go there!!
ADONAI : HA!
AdLib : Kes, check your link…
PatsyT : Hey it’s been over a month now and she has never beens seen with her eyes closed
kesmarn : She was actually in NW Ohio today. I had no idea. I thought the atmosphere was unusually foggy, though.
ADONAI : She’ll show them how you do crazy.
AdLib : Trump and Newt were appetizers, Bachmann’s on the way!
kesmarn : Thank you, AdLib!
kesmarn : «link»
AdLib : Kes, I did the same thing, you cant trail periods to a link or it doesn’t work.
PatsyT : Newt can double down on it this week too Yipee!!!
kesmarn : OOps, sorry about that.
ADONAI : If they wanted em to watch, they could just run that video of that guy telling Newt Gingrich he’s a joke over and over again on a loop. That shit’s funny every time.
kesmarn : Even with the skewed exposure they have turnouts like this at Tea Party rallies…http:/ /www.politicusus a.com/en/30-tea- party-sc
AdLib : Though, sure glad Newt was on last Sunday and committed political suicide.
AdLib : Why would the Sunday shows have Dems on? I hear they only run 2/3 of government anyway.
kesmarn : I haven’t heard this weeks lineup yet, b’ito. I hear it was 8:1 last Sunday.
ADONAI : I’d say it’s mostly Republicans. They have A LOT of PR to do.
AdLib : I give him a 9 and an 11!
bito : What’s the Sunday line up this week? New record, 90% R’s?
ADONAI : Should I click the link? Is the payoff gonna equal the build up? Let’s see…….. Oh come on man! That’s not right!
PatsyT : I think I like him best as an empty server
kesmarn : Owww! My eyes!!
AdLib : Damn, one more time… «link»
AdLib : Now…Giuliani at the beach…«link» iny.cc/5h8xw
PatsyT : Isn’t that a drink?
ADONAI : The commercial had nothing to do with the TV show, they just warned people that if they didn’t watch it, terrible things would happen to them. All kinds of scenes of people dying. Very GOP.
AdLib : Whoops, hold on…
AdLib : Giuliani at the beach…«link» 3.gstatic.com/im ages?q=tbn:ANd9G cRRly5xvb7ElLcpj k0GOA8v0BEEFbiWt MlQRILNU25fUSgRh gYI19_o8Xw
PatsyT : HA we have to make that into a campaign ad for them!
kesmarn : Holing was pretty funny, Patsy.
kesmarn : Starring Paul Pull-the-plug Ryan as Scrooge?
PatsyT : Holding
PatsyT : AdLib… oooo don’t be a tease… do share…. Are you are holing out on us?
ADONAI : Remember the Bill Murray movie Scrooged? Of course you do. Anyways, the best GOP commercial would be the one they had in the movie advertising their production of A Christmas Carol.
kesmarn : RRRRoooowwwwwrrr r!
AdLib : You should see him in a bathing suit. MEEE-YOW!
PatsyT : HA HA AdLib !
kesmarn : He does have great legs, though… I’m jealous.
ADONAI : HA!
AdLib : I hear Giuliani was going to run this time but he found it too hard to do in heels.
PatsyT : Wow the GOP is really going all out with their campaign ads!
AdLib : BTW, nice pick, Bito!
kesmarn : I supposed after the bin Laden thing, he can’t go with the noun-verb-9/11 thing so much any more.
AdLib : Hey Bito, check out this Newt promo: «link»
ADONAI : Whatever happened to Rudy Giuliani? This time 3 years ago he was ready to be President.
PatsyT : Bito which one is Newt?
ADONAI : good point AdLib
kesmarn : Yes, AdLib, all you have to do is yell “SOCIALIST!” at every passing soul and you’re good.
AdLib : Or just have a love/hate relationship with everyone and cover all your bases.
bito : So is this Newtie’s add? «link»
AdLib : Kes = Or most of the GOP, they hate EVERYBODY. That makes it much easier to know what to say when you see people.
ADONAI : I find it easiest to just hate everyone. Then decide to like them.
kesmarn : Patsy, it gets simpler when you just “don’t like anybody very much,” a la Tom Lehrer.
AdLib : Patsy – It can be confusing. I just ask people now, “Wait, do I hate you?”
ADONAI : loved that show
PatsyT : Oh gosh it gets so complicated when you have to remember who you don’t like.
ADONAI : FREAKAZOID!
AdLib : Wish I could take credit for it but yes, loved the Horn of Urgency!
kesmarn : That is hilarious, AdLib. The Horn of Urgency. That fits the GOP all right.
AdLib : Yep, I was suprised at Pat’s supporting Obama then I remembered…”O h yeah, there are Jews there and Pat doesn’t like Jews! I get it now!”
ADONAI : was that right?
PatsyT : Huntsman Man O Action !!!
ADONAI : Guten tag Herr Bito
AdLib : Hey Bito!
kesmarn : Wow! I must say I’m surprised, b’ito.
AdLib : BTW, if you didn’t see this on Rachel, Jon Huntsman released his first campaign spot: «link»
bito : Hey Patsy!
bito : Pat said Bibi was wrong and so are the R’s
ADONAI : Yes Pat does. But many people are anti-Semitic. I’ve never got it myself. It just seems like a centuries old scapegoat or straw man.
AdLib : Actually, I think Nety is looking worse and worse in light of the Arab Spring.
kesmarn : I didn’t hear what Pat said, b’ito. Talk about strange bedfellows…!
PatsyT : Hi Bito!
PatsyT : Whooo every few years Pat B says something good
bito : Pat Buchanan stuck up for the Prez, but he does have his own problems with the Jews.
PatsyT : I don’t see Nety getting any sticking Nobel Peace Prize!
ADONAI : I don’t see the problem in Palestine ever being solved anytime soon. The ultimate goal of the Jewish people is to rebuild the Sacred Temple. Well, the Muslim Dome of the Rock is right where it use to be. That’ll be tricky. Oh, and a TON of Christians wanna see that Temple built too. For different reasons.
PatsyT : Love it Kes ! Thats the tickey
AdLib : You gotta love Nety, after decades of proving that something doesn’t work, he says, “Don’t tell us how to destroy peace!”
kesmarn : Make that Bachmann, not Bachamann.
kesmarn : Netanyahu/Bacham ann (Putz/Nutz?)
PatsyT : He the repubs should just get Nety to run for their GOP ticket they LOVE him so much
AdLib : Kes
kesmarn : And he never asks for Snausages or Beggin-Strips.
AdLib : Naughty Nety.
ADONAI : HA!
AdLib : You know your dog is Jewish when instead of barking, he just kvetches.
kesmarn : I think Mr. Netanyahu is on somebody’s naughty list after today.
AdLib : In a way, this week was the End of the World for Trump, Huckabee and Romney.
ADONAI : Are there Jewish dogs? Like, Goldman Retrievers?
AdLib : Hey AD!
PatsyT : Hi ADONAI!
kesmarn : Hola, amigo!
PatsyT : Kes, I don’t know for sure. Maybe it’s a bit like the Harry Poter thing
ADONAI : Hola!
AdLib : I should put on “All Dogs Go To Heaven” for my daughter tonight, and the Disney sequel, “All Dogs go to Heaven…but not Jews.”
kesmarn : I never thought of that, Patsy. If you’re dog is raptured and you’re holding the leash are you automatically gonna go up with him?
AdLib : I’ve filled my bathtub with pomegranate martini. SLURP! Mmm, it not only tastes good, it’s good for mildew.
PatsyT : One of our dogs was on a walk and got spooked by a bee and he jumped 4 feet in the air. He was gunning for the rapture. Alas, he is too naughty to be chosen
kesmarn : No consequences…w e can totally indulge!
AdLib : Happy End of the world all! Guess it’s pizza and an industrial sized tub of cookie dough ice cream for me tonight.
kesmarn : Hey, Patsy! Are you rapture ready?
AdLib : Hey Patsy!
AdLib : Kes, not an encouraging sign.
PatsyT : Hi guys!
AdLib : Have to share this one, a very funny friend of mine suggested we raid all the Salvation Army stores, buy lots of cheap clothes and lie them out in groups around town. Also, half eaten burgers and old cell phones left on the ground.
kesmarn : How am I doing? Does it say something about my job that I’m scheduled to work tomorrow and I am actually HOPING for the rapture to come first?
kesmarn : If anyone of us disappear suddenly you’ll know we either raptured or ruptured…
AdLib : How are you doing on the last day of existence?
AdLib : Hey Kes! Yep, tonight Vox Populi is the official chat site of the Rapture.
kesmarn : Hey AdLib, is everyone enjoying a later dinner prior to the Rapture?
AdLib : Don’t forget to say “hi” when you arrive.
AdLib : Vox Populi begins tonight at 7 PM PDT. See you then!