When some person or entity is "notorious", it is (by definition) so well known and flagrant about something that nobody disputes whatever characterization is made...such as a notorious criminal gang that operates in a specific neighborhood.
To describe the Birch Society as "notoriously anti-Catholic" is absurd in three respects:
1. Nobody except this author thinks the JBS is "anti-Catholic"
2. Approximately 40% of JBS membership and 2/3 of its original office staff in Belmont MA (its HQ) was Catholic and two Catholic priests served on the JBS National Council (the governing body of the JBS).
3. The only official government investigation ever conducted into the JBS was a 2-year investigation by the California Senate Factfinding Subcommittee on Un-American Activities, This Subcommittee was controlled by Democrats who were allied with the then-Governor of California (Edmund G. "Pat" Brown, a Catholic). Significantly, they never found any anti-Catholic bias within the Birch Society -- even though several Catholics were members of that Subcommittee.
Consequently, we must conclude that Bill Cope is a notoriously ignorant and bigoted individual.
Gee, don't know what trial you attended. George Zimmerman did none of the things you described, except justifiably kill someone who was attacking him with life threatening blows. The Trayvon Martin was an innocent angel crowd perverted the justice system in Florida, and stupid rants like yours continue to do so. I am quite sure there are many facets of your character that are as distasteful as his. And, by the way, your writing sucks.
I am no supporter of Zimmerman, but this article (or whatever it is) is severely lacking in the fact check department. First: Martin was 17, not 14. Second: The Stand Your Ground law was never used as a defense in the trial. Third: Stand Your Ground laws have been used as defense more often by black people than whites. So, the contention that it benefits whites and was written so black people could be murdered is a sack of lardy horseshit.
The real obscenity is George Zimmerman, that sack of lardy shit.
Are you competent enough to write an article without obscenities? That requires a more complete knowledge of the English language so you can rely upon more sophisticated words, but, considering that is allegedly what you are paid to do, why don't you try it.
What is the Jhon Birch society?
Conspiracy theories from the 1950's? What is the "Jhon Birch society" and who is "JFK". Where did you people at the Weekly find this old fart. Our pee pee's are the same and the Christians hates us. The President is cool and Black and the Christians hate us. Stop the bullying! The planet is dying and Christians hate us. OMG Becky! The biggots and Christians have taken over the Weekly . . .stop the hate!
Did you check with Zach before this rant? He does have a "newspaper" to run and I am sure there are expenses. This is political "science" Cope . . .not some kind of quest for truth justice. Stick to the thing your readers can understand . . .like same pee pee's . . .black vs white . . .and simple verbage like "hate" or "equality". None of your readers know who the "John Birch Society" is and probably don't even know "Kennedy". You sound like some old fart from the 1950's. Go back to that tiny little world in between msnbc and FOX, wade around, and try not to get your ankles wet . . .sweetie.
actually lib.......the president of the john birch society is a moron.......anything past that is just window dressing........
Um, you do realize the president of the John Birch Society is Catholic, right? How did this drivel ever make it past an editor? Or was that past of your fairy tell as well? By the way, climate change is real, man-made climate change is the hoax. You're certainly right about a culture built on lies. The man-made climate change hoax is exhibit A.
You are going to be very surprised should you ever avail yourself of the increase in the number of main stream scientists submitting papers over on arXiv that may just render your beloved materialist-reductionist, super-hip, worldview well..wrong at least from mainstream science's emerging view.
Check out Leonard Susskind at Stanford- mainstream science by anyone's definition- who posits the reality we think that is "out there" is likely a hologram. Next check out the head of Fermi Lab and his super-collider test proving same. There are many others.
Of particular interest to us naive, totally uncool believers that God does exist look up the many quantum mechanics based theory of Sir Roger Penrose's collaborative effort with Stuart Hameroff in Orch-OR which sees the lattice structure of the nucleus (microtubules) as linking via entanglement with the very fabric of the universe-hologram. This makes very real the religious concept of the soul, Christian concept of the Holy Spirit, The Buddhist-Brahman, Hindus- Atman, Native Americans knew reality was an illusion too.
Please know that behind the snarkiness lies an unconditional love for you, ditto all humanity and not just because the same science I referenced calls for a oneness with all.
Cope . . .I think I just saw "Red" on TV this morning! You are right. The stuff these people believe in just unbelievable. He was making speech on the White House lawn and kept turning around to face some old fart in a robe and funny hat calling him "Holy Father". He (Red) called today "a beautiful day that the Lord has made" and said that our planet "a gift from God". He then went on to say that we are "children of God". These backwoods, racist, uneducated,bigoted hillbillies and their Bibles. A Lord that "makes days and gives us planets", and we are His "children". WOW! Any way, as it turns out the guys actual name is Barrack Obama and apparently he is President of the United States, with an ivy league education and . . .brace for it . . . he's Black!
The only thing making the gorge rise in my throat is reading this a**backwards crap from a supposed "old timer." If you're indeed from the greatest generation, Mr. Cope, you are a failure of the highest caliber. Anyone older than 30 that has their head on straight can't possibly believe the utter trash you write. The only crowd you seem to be writing for are the BSU kiddies (I'd know, because I went there), hipsters, and those unfortunates living in the North End. The VAST majority of Idahoans, if they knew who you were, would disagree with about 95% of what you write. What bothers me the most is you like to call yourself an Idahoan. You're a GD disgrace.
You nailed it. He is a little too frenetic. I miss David. I also liked how he could have a serious convesation with people and didn't have to be "on" all the time.
Thank You! I hope you are right.
Overheard from a group of old men taking breakfast at a Nampa McD: 'Asking Trump about the Quds was just like what that dumb Bitch did to Sarah Palin.' Referring to couric I think. Just an unrelated example of good old Idahoan ignorance. Give them a break Cope, nuanced thought can be painful.
BTW - Personal beliefs are personal. Not something to be imposed upon others.
Truth... er, life truly IS stranger than fiction
Well now Ed old boy, it seems to me that your poll says a whole lot more about the intelligence of a large segment of the USA population than it does about the Democratic party candidates.
Republicans, conservatives, Xtian end timers and other uneducated, illiterate, useful idiots are all just brown-shirts waiting for the instructions to start mass killing of everyone they hate or...End Times, though it would be best to get a chance to use the ole AR 15 first.
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