Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – jive turkeys edition

Good Monday morning, all! Let’s get suited up and hit that airlock door – there’s tons of malformed Freeper “philosophy” to decant and examine.

First up –Harry Potter – tool of the Devil!

Harry Potter is Dangerous for Both You and Your Children
Mary Immaculate Queen ^ | 12-16-01 | Fr. Casimir Puskorius, CMRI,

Posted on Monday, November 22, 2010 12:08:57 PM bymlizzy

Adapted from a Sermon of Fr. Casimir Puskorius, CMRI, 3rd Sunday of Advent, December 16, 2001

On the First Sunday of Lent every year, we read in the Gospel of the devil tempting Our Lord. First he tries to tempt Him to gluttony, and Our Lord resists. Of course, Our Lord, because He is God, cannot be inclined to sin. But the devil, not knowing that, first tries to tempt Him to gluttony, and then to pride and power and materialism. He says to Our Lord, “Why don’t you throw yourself off this high elevation? God will save you.” Our Lord refuses. Then the devil pulls out his trump card. He shows Our Lord all the glory of the world and says, “I will give all this to you, if you will just bow down and worship me.” Of course, Our Lord refuses again. What the devil was saying here, in a sense, was “I’ll give you magic to do something that is not morally right, but it’s something you would enjoy.”

It should be evident to us, my dear parishioners, that the devil is after each one of us, tempting us in similar manner to sin and to pride. These temptations take different forms, so we must be on our guard. The devil is trying to tempt us away from serving God, from obeying God’s commandments. He is so crafty, so subtle, that often you don’t even know, unless you are very careful, how he is insinuating himself.

I believe it my duty to talk to you today about a series of books and its accompanying movie because I believe that they contain an insinuation of pride and ungodliness. I think you know what I am talking about: the Harry Potter series. I will speak both about the books and the movie, because if one reads the books, he will want to see the movie, and vice versa. I believe there are some real problems here, real spiritual danger — possibly grave spiritual danger. I will explain why. Believe me, I have refrained from saying anything about this for a long time. When the books first came out, I began to gather information on them. I wanted to analyze them to see whether or not they were good for children to be reading, and to write an article forThe Reign of Mary. I haven’t said anything up to this time because I wanted to study the matter, rather than say yes or no before I knew what I was talking about.

Let me also preface this explanation by saying that I speak now from the consciousness that one day I will have to answer to God for how I accomplished my duty to instruct you in matters of faith and morals. I certainly believe that there are matters of faith and morals involved in this particular matter.

The first problem I would like to point out are the words that are so casually used in the books and in the movie, words that are so casually used that children may start using them — yet these words are matter of mortal sin. Specifically, I am referring to such words as: sorcery, witchcraft, casting spells, communicating with the dead (necromancy). The Catholic Church very clearly tells us that these are mortal sins, and they must not be presented as though they are something permissible to try. I believe it is the devil trying to insinuate himself through the medium of human beings, trying to draw us away from Christ. These are not your usual Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Remember that children do not have the same critical ability that adults have. They read fantasy much differently than we do: they read it in a believing way.


In light of the recent release, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, I’m posting this for discernment regarding the Harry Potter series of movies and books.Click for trailer.
1 posted on Monday, November 22, 2010 12:09:00 PM bymlizzy
Mizzy’s concerned that those awful magical words like “sneetch” and “Muggle” are going to conjure up the Devil out of thin air, or at the very least, President Obama.
Come to think of it, has anyone ever seen Obama and Vodemort at the same place and time? I think not!
To: mlizzy

In the scheme of things, I’d say Obama is more hazardous for one’s children than Harry Potter.

2 posted on Monday, November 22, 2010 12:11:17 PM byGaffer
To: Gaffer

You’re braver than me, using that name for The-Kenyan-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. I usually just refer to him as the “former junior US Senator from Illinois”. I try to avoid saying any of his last names, whether Soetoro or the one he used in taking the Oath of Office to assume power over our country, and I have never used the title “president” for a community organizer who is even less deserving of the office than Carter, Nixon, or James Buchanan.

5 posted on Monday, November 22, 2010 12:16:22 PM byPollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
YA SEE??????
Some Freepers take this with a grain of salt:
To: mlizzy
I have refrained from saying anything about this for a long time.

Casimir should have continued refraining.

He’s an idiot.

7 posted on Monday, November 22, 2010 12:18:23 PM byhumblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
Others – not so much:
To: Gaffer

In the scheme of things, I’d say Obama is more hazardous for one’s children than Harry Potter.

I don’t think the devil is particular in regard to who or what he uses to grab souls … just as long as he gets them …

My eyes were further opened regarding Potter after I read Michael D. O’Brien’s bookHarry Potter and The Paganization of Culture.

10 posted on Monday, November 22, 2010 12:23:47 PM bymlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee …)
To: mlizzy

Don’t forget St. Christopher and the other make-believe Saints.

13 posted on Monday, November 22, 2010 12:25:55 PM byRedleg Duke (We didn’t limit out, but we nailed a bunch of RATS!)

Uh oh.

To: And2TheRepublic

It would not be FR unless some good old fashioned whackjobbery was posted – like this.

55 posted on Monday, November 22, 2010 1:00:55 PM byKC_Conspirator
Ain’t it the truth – ain’t it the truth!
And now – the best post of the thread!
To: mlizzy

Harry Potter supported Mitt Romney.

34 posted on Monday, November 22, 2010 12:42:58 PM bylistenhillary (A very simple fix to our dilemma – We need to reward the makers instead of the takers)
More silliness after the wrinkle in time.

All righty – that remark above reminded me that we haven’t had any Palin pud-pulling in weeks.

Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ Ratings Plummet (Down 40% in viewership from last week)
Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11/23/2010

Posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 2:18:14 PM byWebFocus

After setting a TLC ratings record last week, Sarah Palin’s reality show plummeted for its second episode.

Sarah Palin’s Alaska fell 40% on Sunday night to 3 million viewers.

Not many were in the key adult demo either. Only 885,000 viewers were ages 18-49, dropping 44% from last week.

In fact, the median age of the show is 57 — that’s 15 years older than TLC’s average.

TLC expected a ratings drop coming off the high-flying premiere; executives realized some of their numbers were driven by sheer curiosity rather than eagerness to see an Alaska-based travelogue reality show. Competition from Sunday Night Football and the American Music Awards may have impacted the numbers as well.

“We are very happy with the ongoing strength of Sarah Palin’s Alaska, and it continues to drive big ratings gains for TLC,” said a network spokesperson, who noted Conan had a similar drop.

Tonight, Bristol Palin will be on the Dancing With the Stars finale and there should be no shortage of viewers there given the controversy surrounding her improbable continued

1 posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 2:18:22 PM byWebFocus
Her appeal is just becoming more selective.
To: WebFocus

Three million viewers is still impressive for a cable show.

3 posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 2:21:36 PM byNon-Sequitur
Ya think?
To: WebFocus
an Alaska-based travelogue reality show

IMO, too much reality show and not enough Alaska.

I couldn’t get through week two without the fast-forward button.

10 posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 2:25:17 PM byearlJam
To: Sarah Barracuda

Lets let them think she is tanking and we are growing weary, and then BOOM

11 posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 2:26:08 PM byGoCards (Why me? Why not me?)
To: WebFocus
I have Comcast Cable (decidedly pro-Obama and VERY Anti-Palin). My wife and I tuned in Sunday to see Sarah’s 2nd show, and it was a re-run of the “Mama Grizzly” first episode.

That will kill ratings in a hurry.

The “Just For The Halibut” 2nd show we had to go to Comcast’s “On Demand” feature to pull it up manually last night. These filth will do everything and anything, the more despicable, the better they like it.

I used to think that “Liberal/Progrssive” was a mental disorder. I know now that it is a sub-species, a much lower, less evolved life form compared to a conservative. Immature, venal, craven reprobatesall.


12 posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 2:26:41 PM byGargantua (Can you say “Gay Chimp?” I knew you could!)
So – to recap:
Comcast is that rarest of all beasts – a conglomerate with the desire to make all the money in the world, that’s secretly a liberal/progressive front group.
Yeah. Right.
Or to put it another way:
To: WebFocus

This is not news. Every show has a huge audience and then gets back to reality. She will do her 8 or 10 episodes and be done with it as planned. Nothing horrible about this at all.Those 5 million voters will be voters that she needs for President, plus the 2 million Facebook folks, the million of us FREEPERS, the 2.7 million folks that purchased her first book. She is getting very close to the 51 percent she needs to win this election in 2012. Her new book comes out soon and if she gets another 2.7 million folks to buy the book that even adds to her total votes necessary to win the election. And then there is Dancing with the Stars who has 19 million folks watching that show so that doubles her votes just through that show. She has the election in the bag!!!!!

9 posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 2:24:35 PM bynapscoordinator
To: napscoordinator

Even for a Palin worshiper that is some weird math you have going there.

18 posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 2:31:20 PM byArtemis Webb (I support Alvin Greene as the Democrats next nominee for President of the United States!)
To: napscoordinator

This has nothing to do with Palin winning or not winning…but did it ever dawn on you that the people that watch her on TV, might also be the same folks that are FB friends or buy the book, i.e. you might have just counted the same person 3 times. Obama won with 65 million votes, btw.

42 posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 2:55:31 PM bydawn53
To: dawn53
Obama won with 65 million votes, btw.

…without a TV program…

47 posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 2:59:37 PM bymoovova (Don’t let Obama spoil the word “hope” for you…)
To: earlJam

I agree … it’s silly to the point it’s unwatchable for anyone but the staunchest Palin koolaiders.. I had to change channels half way through the halibut part.. lets drive a hundred miles on a bus ride to watch Bristol try to hit a fish in the head with a bat… let’s see if Bristol can hit a clay pidgeon after the 20th pull…with Sarah non stop talking the whole time.

I’d watch it if it was called Todd Palin’s Alaska and it was him and his buddies really fishing(not that fake fishing while the bears ran around), snow mobiling, flying and hunting in beautiful Alaska ala American Sportsman

55 posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 3:12:00 PM byLib-Lickers 2
Me – I’m kinda partial to the “WAAK WAAK WAAK” honking noise she makes when Willow’s boyfriend tries to follow her upstairs. Sounds like a smoke detector with a broken diaphragm:
To: Lib-Lickers 2
with Sarah non stop talking the whole time

Too funny.

Part way through the show, even though I had fast forwarded through the reality show fluff, I found myself shouting, “HIRE A DAMN NARRATOR!!!!”

My wife yelled at me for using the “d” word in front of my daughter. Shortly after that, she said to me under her breath, “Yea, she’s getting on my nerves, too.”

62 posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 3:32:48 PM byearlJam
To: The Wizard

The number of viewers is not important. The age of the viewers is important and people over the age of 52 are not desirable viewers.

64 posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 3:36:21 PM bytrumandogz
To: WebFocus

She is trying too hard and not doing well.

By personalizing everything she fails.

The rock climbing segment was pitiful. It showed her to not have a clue.

Ditto the skeet shooting. There was not one good hit in the whole segment. I hoped Todd would smoke one but the best he could was wing them too. A good hit makes dust. There were no good hits

Then there is the borrowed RV. It seems they could have sprung for a rental with no plastic wrap on the floor.

I’m watching to see Alaska…

75 posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 4:50:53 PM bybert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 …( History is a process, not an event ))
Excuse me, fellahs – could you please direct me to Free Republic? I knew I should have taken that left turn at Albuquerque…
Certainly some Our Sarah-worshiping Freepers can come to her rescue with the trademark wit, style, and erudition they are famous for?
To: WebFocus; mojitojoe

Piss Off!

Spin facts elsewhere you contextually challenged ignorant idiot.

98 posted on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 11:45:01 AM byCandor7 (Obama . fascist info..
Well, there it is!
To: Candor7; admin

Mr. Candor7, you are quite out of line here.

May I remind of you the FR rules about posting and attacking fellow posters.

99 posted on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 12:01:53 PM byWebFocus
To: WebFocus; mojitojoe

Like I said, piss off troll.

In spades.

100 posted on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 12:24:33 PM byCandor7 (Obama . fascist info..

Lastly, it’s –DUDE!! Where’s my health care???
GOP frosh: Where’s my health care? (28 day wait for gubmint coverage)
Politico ^ | 1/16/10 | GLENN THRUSH

Posted on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 11:40:40 AM byLibloather

GOP frosh: Where’s my health care?
Updated: 11/16/10 6:19 AM EST

A conservative Maryland physician elected to Congress on an anti-Obamacare platform surprised fellow freshmen at a Monday orientation session by demanding to know why his government-subsidized health care plan takes a month to kick in.

Republican Andy Harris, an anesthesiologist who defeated freshman Democrat Frank Kratovil on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, reacted incredulously when informed that federal law mandated that his government-subsidized health care policy would take effect on Feb. 1 – 28 days after his Jan. 3rd swearing-in.

“He stood up and asked the two ladies who were answering questions why it had to take so long, what he would do without 28 days of health care,” said a congressional staffer who saw the exchange. The benefits session, held behind closed doors, drew about 250 freshman members, staffers and family members to the Capitol Visitors Center auditorium late Monday morning,”.

“Harris then asked if he could purchase insurance from the government to cover the gap,” added the aide, who was struck by the similarity to Harris’s request and the public option he denounced as a gateway to socialized medicine.

Harris, a Maryland state senator who works at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore and several hospitals on the Eastern Shore, also told the audience, “This is the only employer I’ve ever worked for where you don’t get coverage the first day you are employed,” his spokeswoman Anna Nix told POLITICO.

If I ever ran for office, my campaign slogan would be:Elect me so my family and I can be exempt from Commiecare!
1 posted on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 11:40:47 AM byLibloather
“…with my heath care that your tax dollars pay for.” Makes as much sense as anything else Freepers say.
To: Libloather
What a goof. Total idiot. We have some clear dumb freaks we elect.
How hypocritical can you be. I don’t believe for one moment that he is a conservative Republican…a conservative Republican would not be this stupid. Being from Maryland, at best he is a RINO.

3 posted on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 11:46:57 AM bynapscoordinator
To: napscoordinator

No, the guy he beat last time was a RINO. Harris is a conservative.

5 posted on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 11:48:48 AM bydarkangel82 (I don’t have a superiority complex, I’m just better than you.)
To: darkangel82

I believe you 100 percent butwhy be so stupid to be against government health care and then demand government health care? It just seems so sloppy a thing to do right out the gate. He could have been more discreet about this.

8 posted on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 11:51:23 AM bynapscoordinator
Apparently, the issue isn’t being a hypocrite, but being a hypocrite in public, where people cansee.
To: Crichton

It is amazing how newbies come here in 2010 to troll. Did you get kicked out of DU? It is clear that you come here to cause trouble. Now that you did why not go back to where you came from. 2010???? Really?????

48 posted on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 11:23:01 PM bynapscoordinator
When all else fails – scream “Troll!!”
Well. that’s more than enough for one go-round – let’s get out of here before the stupid burms through our boots.
I haven’t done any Bailey Bulldog blogging lately, but the recumbent ferret-fest Ms. A posted this week got me thinking about another immovable object.
I went down the hall and into the entry to see if Bailey was up to anything. Just the usual:
It’s like living with a speed bump that the Streets Department periodcally moves from one intersection to the other.
Have a good week, all!

2 thoughts on “Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – jive turkeys edition

  1. I will have to answer to God for how I accomplished my duty to instruct you in matters of faith and morals.
    Yes. When you stand before St. Peter’s throne, the first question he will ask you is about whether you ship Ron/Hermione or Harry/Hermione.
    I give up.

  2. If every American had access to the same healthcare plan that Congressmen get, I’d be a happy man.
    Even the laziest of us does as much or more than elected Republicans, so we should qualify.

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