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Lane Bryant Victims Funeral Protest

Filed under: Bizarre News,Religion — Tags: , , , , , — Paddy Wallbouncer @ 1:34 am 2008 February 9

theFutonPoncho gets its share of wacko emails, but this must surely take the cake. The next time you are going to send around an email extolling the evils of Muslims and Islamic jihad, you only need to look out your back door. After all, Timothy McVeigh went to his death believing he was a patriot.

A Group lead by Fred Phelps, founder of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka Kansas regularly travels the country protesting funerals. Yes. They protest funerals. How nice, you might think, they truly feel (more…)

Super Fat Tuesday

Filed under: Politics,Religion — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , — Paddy Wallbouncer @ 8:05 am 2008 February 5

As if we needed another excuse to drink. Today is the day before Ash Wednesday, also known as Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras. Catholics say it’s the last chance to have a good sinning with food, drink, and debauchery before their 40 day fast begins –ending on Easter Sunday. It’s a pretty easy fast. You get to eat pretty much anything you want, anytime you want, except for Fridays when you can’t eat meat. You get to replace your protein fix with fish. It’s not like Ramadan, where you don’t get to eat for a full month while the sun is shining.

The Muslim fast is probably better for (more…)