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From a street preacher, about 75 yards from the reason D.C. office, in the middle of a discussion about sin: "Seventy percent of Americans are good Christian Republicans, and we're tired of filthy Democrats running the country!"

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  1. Wow there are about 5 things wrong with that assessment of the current state of american politics.

  2. Has he written anything embarrassing in a newsletter?

    …’cause I’m lookin’ for somebody to vote for right about now–maybe we can recruit him?

  3. You should come to Bethesda sometime and listen to the rich cocktail talk. You will hear things from the local Bushhitler crowd that make that sound sane.

  4. Matt, it is your duty to get that man a drink.

  5. I heard there is a picture of him standing next to Hillary Clinton.

  6. God Bless America!

  7. How about if the Dems promise to take baths?

  8. Perhaps he is a TNR plant trying to distract reason from their coverage of the Ron Paul lost letters?

  9. Street preachers are great fun. I could sit and listen to them for quite a while in college. The one I used to see all of the time seemed to think there were large numbers of people having sex with animals though.

  10. Marcvs,

    We used to have one that would come to my campus every spring and call all of the girls in skirts immoral and talk about how the fraternity and sororiety houses were dens of Satan. I went to a very conservative midwestern state college, hardly soddom and gomorah if you don’t count the loads of drinking and sex that goes on at every college. Half the people he was condeming were Church of Christ or Baptists. He would get a crowd of a couple of hundred and nearly start a riot. It was quite a show every spring.

  11. You haven’t seen street preaching until you’ve been to Times Square and heard the Black Israelites rail against the homosexual, necrophiliac, bestiality-loving “so called white man”

  12. Actually, I always thought I’d make a good street preacher. …put all that Bible knowledge to work. …Scream stuff about the Catholics!

    Right now, it looks a lot better than trying to find a construction loan.

    “Seventy percent of Americans are good Christian Republicans, and we’re tired of filthy Democrats running the country!”

    And what makes your poll data better than his anyway?

  13. The NH primary and the good weather must have brought out the crazies. The LaRouchites are doing their thing down here in Old Town Alexandria again today.

  14. The one I used to see all of the time seemed to think there were large numbers of people having sex with animals though.

    Sex with animals? There’s no time, man!

  15. Seventy percent of Americans are good sheep Republicrats! baaaaa!

  16. Hey, John, you are from Oklahoma, right? Are you talking about Preacher Bob?

  17. Chuckpony,

    I beleive the proper term is “sheeples”. I was walking into a restaurant Sunday and some fairly well dressed guy was standing in the door way talking on his cellphone and as I walked by he said and I am not kidding, “the sheeples don’t care about the troops, they only care about Bush.” I burst out laughing as I walked by. I couldn’t help it. Man did he give me a dirty look.

  18. “Hey, John, you are from Oklahoma, right? Are you talking about Preacher Bob?”

    Yes I am. I had forgotten his name. Is he still around?

  19. mediageek: “Get that man a drink”? How about ten? If he’s like that sober, I’d love to hear him tanked… could have a career in stand-up comedy ahead of him.

  20. Yep. I’ve only heard him a couple times; he wasn’t doing his thing last spring. The man knows how to get after his hellfire. Before I saw him for myself, I heard stories about him that seemed to legendary to be true — just the kind of stuff you were talking about.

    And don’t worry — I’m not a stalker. I just remembered you from trading posts with you on a thread about Iowa the other day.

  21. My bad … you are correct. Sheeples … and it is sooooo true. I would say about one quarter of the American public is generally free from the sheeple mentality: the urge to do what you are told, the “bread and circuses” routine of misdirection where jingoism replaces any thought for what is really happening. Perhaps I am being to generous by saying that a quarter of the people do not fall prey to this mentality!

  22. The stories are legendary but true. That guy has balls if nothing else.

  23. Almost as bad as that — there used to be a woman in DC who would carry around signs that seemed to saying something but were just stringing words together incoherently. I was driving through some countryside in northern Oklahoma the other day, and there was a family that had DOZENS of those kinds of signs in their yard, accusing the whole town of being murderers and covering up the murder of a family member and all kinds of terrible things. I think I would have preferred preacher bob.

  24. The LaRouchites are doing their thing down here in Old Town Alexandria again today.

    Do they stay out past dark? I am working until about 1700. All we get is the flakes by the Pentagon METRO trying to tell us that Jesus would not approve of the war on terror. One of them is a little bald guy who beats a drum all morning. Gotta get here early, they usually leave before 0800.

  25. Speaking of Old Town Alexandria, is that “pregnant” woman still panhandling there? She has been pregnant for about 3 years that I remember.

  26. Matt, it is your duty to get that man a drink.

    Laced with Thorazine.

  27. “””You haven’t seen street preaching until you’ve been to Times Square and heard the Black Israelites rail against the homosexual, necrophiliac, bestiality-loving “so called white man”””

    Seen them serveral times, priceless. Not so much lately though. I always stopped and listened for the laughs. I don’t know how anyone could take them serious, but they sure seem serious about it.

  28. Almost as bad as that — there used to be a woman in DC who would carry around signs that seemed to saying something but were just stringing words together incoherently.

    The bitter-looking, skinny white woman who said the government killed her son?

    I remember her. Her cadance and grammer were perfect, so it actually took a little while to notice that she was babbling.

  29. “That guy has balls if nothing else.”

    He probably had Jesus sized balls.:)

  30. Speaking of Old Town Alexandria, is that “pregnant” woman still panhandling there? She has been pregnant for about 3 years that I remember.

    The black woman who walks up to you and says, “hey hey HEY!!!” That one?

    How about the guy who waves a branch at the cars going by on New York Ave/Route 50 Northeast? Black guy with a beard. Is he stlll there?

  31. The Democratic Republican,

    Three words “Waynesboro Baptist Church”. It is a fine line between the harmless and entertaining wingnut and the real dirtbags of the world.

  32. Episiarch | January 9, 2008, 3:06pm | #

    The one I used to see all of the time seemed to think there were large numbers of people having sex with animals though.

    Sex with animals? There’s no time, man!

    With the exception of Members of Congress/Parliament, Presidents, and other such, last I heard H Sapiens is part of the animal kingdom.

    You getting it on with veggies?

    😉

  33. The LaRouchites have to leave Old Town pretty early if they are going to beat the traffic back to Round Hill.

    As for a pregnant panhandler, hell, they all say that they are pregnant. Some of the men even do it.

  34. Man, you guys know all the crazies. All I had was the guy on the Upper East Side in Manhattan during the mid to late 90’s who used to go speedwalking in a leotard and pantyhose in the evenings. Oh, and he had Howard Stern-style hair and nose. And his legs were unshaved so tons of hair poked out through the pantyhose. He was the best.

  35. You getting it on with veggies?

    Banana peels actually 😉

    (NO! Not really!)

  36. joe,

    Yes, that woman!

    She does have a smoothe pitch though.

    I have not seen the guy(s) carrying around forms saying they have only a short amount of time to get to some sort of jail/work release center/etc. and they were given tokens for the METRO. Never did go through the whole pitch, but they always refuse a METRO ticket with enough fare to get on the train.

    Another good one is the guys asking for social security numbers so they can check into a homeless shelter because the shelter only takes locals.

  37. You getting it on with veggies?

    I had hoped that somebody would recognize that quote. I will give it some more time.

  38. Guy,

    “H-h-HEY!!”

    Anyway, somebody stole my wallet and I need cab fare. Would you be interested in buying this necktie? It’s 100% silk.

  39. Ain’t no crazy like the DC crazy
    Cuz the DC crazy don’t stop.

  40. Last night several of us Ron Paul supporters went to a local conservative forum. We were invited, and many of us had been there before. But the speaker was atrocious. When one of us asked a question critical of the Iraq war, we launched into a tirade. He started yelling at us that we had to support Bush in everything he did because “he is a good Christian”. Half the audience cheered at that.

    I was sickened. The person who asked the question identified himself as a Christian. I myself am one. I have never read in my Bible that Christians are infallible or perfect. I have never read in my Bible that your Chistianity justifies your actions. The Christian “right” has been deluded by false prophets and opportunists.

    We had eight years of Filthy Democrats running this country. And we are nearing eight years of Filthy Republicans running this country. Frankly, other than the smug morality superiority of the latter, I can’t tell the difference.

  41. Episiarch –

    The same guy who became a fixture on the Stern show?

  42. The same guy who became a fixture on the Stern show?

    I’m not sure. Got a link to a picture/description? I was sort of fading off the whole Stern thing by then.

  43. The same guy who became a fixture on the Stern show?

    Elegant Elliot! I ‘memba him.

  44. With the exception of Members of Congress/Parliament, Presidents, and other such, last I heard H Sapiens is part of the animal kingdom.

    In the same family as the apes. There is some controversy over whether or not we should be classified in the same genus as chimpanzees.

  45. Brandybuck wrote:

    “We had eight years of Filthy Democrats running this country. And we are nearing eight years of Filthy Republicans running this country. Frankly, other than the smug morality superiority of the latter, I can’t tell the difference.”

    I’ve never really noticed any shortage of smug morality superiority among the Filthy Democrats.

  46. FINALLY, the Ron Paul newsletter ghost writer’s identity REVEALED!

  47. Elegant Elliot!

    Holy shit, that’s the guy (I googled him)! I had no idea he got on Stern. I guess because even if I was listening, I never watched the show on E! and so wouldn’t have had an opportunity to recognize him.

    That’s hilarious. I used to see him all the time on York, First, and Second. My cousin (who was about 10 at the time) referred to him as “Hairy-butt-man” and that’s how I’ve internally referred to him ever since.

  48. Patrick O’Connor –
    I believe you just won the thread. Congratulations!

    I especially like this one:

    “I am a bit troubled. I believe my son has a girlfriend, because she left a dirty magazine with men in it under his bed. My son is only 16 and I really don’t think he’s ready to date yet. What’s worse is that he’s sneaking some girl to his room behind my back. I need help, God! I want my son to stop being so secretive!

    Linda, Good news prayer room [Comments (2846)] [2006-Oct-28]”

  49. Ken:

    “Green”

  50. J sub D

    There is some controversy over whether or not we should be classified in the same genus as chimpanzees.

    The chimps are lobbying hard against it.

  51. de stijl, you have given me a blast from the past. I’d say thanks, but it’s of…Elegant Elliot/Hairy Butt Man…

    It’s weird reading the blog of someone who lives in the same neighborhood I used to live and seeing people comment who live or lived there on things we’ve all collectively witnessed. But cool. And I was just there a week ago, too.

  52. Sex with animals? There’s no time, man!

    Anybody who makes an ATHF reference is OK in my book.

  53. Anybody who makes an ATHF reference is OK in my book.

    Finally, someone recognizes it. Thank you. It’s an obscure one, and there are so few opportunities to use it (obviously).

  54. +10 to you, Episiarch. Master Shake is probably my favorite cartoon character EVAR.

  55. What is there to say about this the religious rapture right Republicans in this country? A political constituency that condemns critical thinking…not in the sort of normal ideological way that a lot of people do, but actually works against knowledge in and of itself…this country does pretty well with a cross like this to bear.

  56. Master Shake is probably my favorite cartoon character EVAR.

    Shake is way up there. Though the Ghost of Christmas Past From the Future ranks quite highly.

  57. Man, you guys know all the crazies.

    Uhhh, nope.
    Just one word: Berkeley

  58. this country does pretty well with a cross like this to bear.

    I think you nailed it.

  59. Damn, I knew that was Shake as soon as I saw it. One of my favorite quotes from him.

    Ghost of Christmas Past and the Mooninites rule as well, but Shake is the king.

  60. “stephen the goldberger | January 9, 2008, 2:45pm | #

    Wow there are about 5 things wrong with that assessment of the current state of american politics.”

    It’s like a challenge-How many different lies can you jam into one sentence?

  61. Ghost of Christmas Past and the Mooninites rule as well, but Shake is the king.

    Plutonians are teh suck…

  62. “(FOG ROLLS IN) 1000’s of years ago before the dawn of man as we knew him…”

    I still literally laugh out loud, no matter where I am, if I think too long about that episode.

    sir santa of claus, indeed.

    (seen the movie?)

    btw–Carl Brutananadilewski is my favorite character, possibly of all fiction, of all time. “Just say Smith, or Jones, or whatever. It don’t matter. None of this matters.”

    What is this thread about again?

  63. Wow there are about 5 things wrong with that assessment of the current state of american politics.

    I expect the guy to be offered his own syndicated talk show any time now…

  64. How did this get to the top again?

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