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BAMAPHIN 22
11-19-2009, 05:09 PM
There's a new slogan making its way onto car bumpers and across the Internet. It reads simply: "Pray for Obama: Psalm 109:8"

A nice sentiment?

Maybe not.

The psalm reads, "Let his days be few; and let another take his office."
Presidential criticism through witty slogans is nothing new. Bumper stickers, t-shirts and hats with "1/20/09" commemorated President Bush's last day in office.

But the verse immediately following the psalm referenced is a bit more ominous: "Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow."

The slogan comes at a time of heightened concern about antigovernment anger. Earlier this year, the president's senior adviser, David Axelrod, said that tea parties could lead to something unhealthy. In September, authorities shut down a poll on Facebook asking if President Obama should be killed.


http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/Politics/biblical-anti-obama-slogan-psalm-1098-funny-sinister/story?id=9120534

GoonBoss
11-24-2009, 04:53 AM
lol. On teh noes!!!11!!..People are angry at the government that's failed them...Again?

It's funny if it's anti Bush. It's ominous if it's anti Obama.

Locke
11-24-2009, 04:57 AM
To be fair Goon, Bush never got bumper stickers wishing for his death. Obama is getting it pretty bad...

GoonBoss
11-24-2009, 05:22 AM
To be fair Goon, Bush never got bumper stickers wishing for his death. Obama is getting it pretty bad...

Locke, I hope you know I like and respect you, and, I'm not going to get into a catfight with you over this. I have never seen so much complete venom for any POTUS other than Bush. I didn't care for the guy myself, but, he did do some things that I agreed with on a larger scale. All the left wing hate groups have so completely recocked, it's unreal.

Code Pink is now actually in favor of the Afganistan fight. Amazeing how they rethought that, huh? They can burn in hell, btw. Ok, I feel myself getting mad, so, I'll just say;

Here is what I think;

You can read anything you like into whatever you like.

*An upside down American flag* Flown by a military unit in trouble, or a military instalation, it means literally what it means "American in distresss".

Flown by a protest group? It's meaning is skewed to their message, in s subjective sense.

*The Confederate battle flag* Some people consider it a symbol of hate and racism.

Some see it as a heritage of fighting against another type of slavery.

*The Culpepper Flag*

Some see it as the banner of lunatics.

Some see it as a simple statement of a life philosiphy.

This particular bumper sticker can mean lots of things to lots of people. It's literal meaning is nothing other than a biblical reference for a wish for a one term stay by our present POTUS. To say everyone with these stickers wishes for the death of the POTUS is laughable.

If we're going to extrapilate out for some certain verses, let's also extrapilate the entire Bible then. Why is it only some Psalms that get brought into the discussion? Why not all the Psalms then?

What this is, is just a case of people spinning a thing into something that helps them rally the troops. It's good to see the left has the spin machine rolling as much as the right. :lol:

Locke
11-24-2009, 05:35 AM
Locke, I hope you know I like and respect you, and, I'm not going to get into a catfight with you over this. I have never seen so much complete venom for any POTUS other than Bush. I didn't care for the guy myself, but, he did do some things that I agreed with on a larger scale. All the left wing hate groups have so completely recocked, it's unreal.

Code Pink is now actually in favor of the Afganistan fight. Amazeing how they rethought that, huh? They can burn in hell, btw. Ok, I feel myself getting mad, so, I'll just say;

Here is what I think;

You can read anything you like into whatever you like.

*An upside down American flag* Flown by a military unit in trouble, or a military instalation, it means literally what it means "American in distresss".

Flown by a protest group? It's meaning is skewed to their message, in s subjective sense.

*The Confederate battle flag* Some people consider it a symbol of hate and racism.

Some see it as a heritage of fighting against another type of slavery.

*The Culpepper Flag*

Some see it as the banner of lunatics.

Some see it as a simple statement of a life philosiphy.

This particular bumper sticker can mean lots of things to lots of people. It's literal meaning is nothing other than a biblical reference for a wish for a one term stay by our present POTUS. To say everyone with these stickers wishes for the death of the POTUS is laughable.

If we're going to extrapilate out for some certain verses, let's also extrapilate the entire Bible then. Why is it only some Psalms that get brought into the discussion? Why not all the Psalms then?

What this is, is just a case of people spinning a thing into something that helps them rally the troops. It's good to see the left has the spin machine rolling as much as the right. :lol:

Yeah, I'd like to avoid the catfight. Especially with a guy that could break me in half with his bare hands :foundout:

Before diving in, I'll just reiterate that I found the anti-Bush bumper stickers juvenile and serving no purpose other than to divide people into camps. Amusing or not, they served no constructive purpose in society. I'm not sure if its this forum or another, but I know I've posted that point a few times.

In this case, I find this above and beyond anything that's been done up until now. Its not just the interpretation. Its the fact that its even debatable that this could be about death is what worries me. You and I are smart men. We know where to draw the line. When you start bringing the bible into this, there are people who take it literally, and can interpret this as a sign that something needs to be done. They don't know where to draw the line. This is going way too far...

GoonBoss
11-24-2009, 06:04 AM
Yeah, I'd like to avoid the catfight. Especially with a guy that could break me in half with his bare hands :foundout:

Before diving in, I'll just reiterate that I found the anti-Bush bumper stickers juvenile and serving no purpose other than to divide people into camps. Amusing or not, they served no constructive purpose in society. I'm not sure if its this forum or another, but I know I've posted that point a few times.

In this case, I find this above and beyond anything that's been done up until now. Its not just the interpretation. Its the fact that its even debatable that this could be about death is what worries me. You and I are smart men. We know where to draw the line. When you start bringing the bible into this, there are people who take it literally, and can interpret this as a sign that something needs to be done. They don't know where to draw the line. This is going way too far...

:lol: The motto in the business I used to be in was that if you have to break someone in two, you've failed. (Specially in the US, because you're probably going to jail) Avoidance of conflict is the key. It's not as macho, but it's the smart go. Every man is dangerous. Women too, for that matter. I'm so out of shape now I can barely break a burrito in half.

I guess I just don't see this as so serious.

Now, speaking as a former personal protection specialist.........Yes, if my client was the subject of this particular sticker, I'd be paying closer attention to those people if I could identify them...But, just like anything, just because you think, doesn't mean you'll do. Most don't.

What we've done here though is build in a threat that may or may not exist to a source. Psalms is old testament. No Christian I know of goes "Old Testament" anymore.

Religion is a big wildcard, though...I admit.

Funny thing; I live in a VERY conservative part of TX and I've yet to see one of these stickers. I actually pay attention to bumper stickers, too. It's sort of imbedded into me. to notice. Where are these stickers?

Locke
11-24-2009, 02:14 PM
:lol: The motto in the business I used to be in was that if you have to break someone in two, you've failed. (Specially in the US, because you're probably going to jail) Avoidance of conflict is the key. It's not as macho, but it's the smart go. Every man is dangerous. Women too, for that matter. I'm so out of shape now I can barely break a burrito in half.

I guess I just don't see this as so serious.

Now, speaking as a former personal protection specialist.........Yes, if my client was the subject of this particular sticker, I'd be paying closer attention to those people if I could identify them...But, just like anything, just because you think, doesn't mean you'll do. Most don't.

What we've done here though is build in a threat that may or may not exist to a source. Psalms is old testament. No Christian I know of goes "Old Testament" anymore.

Religion is a big wildcard, though...I admit.

Funny thing; I live in a VERY conservative part of TX and I've yet to see one of these stickers. I actually pay attention to bumper stickers, too. It's sort of imbedded into me. to notice. Where are these stickers?

I haven't seen them either. I'm assuming they exist since Bama found an article about them. I live in a pretty liberal city, so I don't expect to really see them....