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R W Lunartic fringe and the Lunar Year

One would think that people who claim to be very pro-Israel (long as them thar jewboys don’t get too uppity) would at least know when the High Holy Days are. Glenn Beck, for instance, Breitbart, Fox News, all of them claiming a victory for Right Wing Lunatic Fringe politics and policies because the Israeli delegation wasn’t at the U.N. on one of the days, Sukkot. These are the leaders of the same fringe groups who tried to make meat of the end of Ramadan being the day before September 11th this year, difference, their Adult Handlers noticed it so there weren’t any Hysterical Shrieks about “Muslim Triumphalists dancing in streets on 9/11!!!”
And MOST of them have dropped their ridiculous pointed slur that Barack must be an exclusively Muslim messianic name… in the face of some people replying to the their Jackass Statements with the notation that one of THE Judges, from the Book by the same name in the Old Testament, was named Barak (although today he would be described as an Unlawful Combatant and Terrorist) and the Israeli Defense minister is named Ehud Barak. One of their “oopsie” moments, one of several (hundred) (thousand) (hundreds of thousands) similar Oopsies.

I’m thinking, here, that it’s a massive failure of Private Education and Hoam Skewl and no, their Pastors don’t know a thing about their own religious beliefs either. Oh, and these are the same Dangerously Inbred Cretins who call us Ignorant Morons because we don’t share their vision of English Americans as “The New Jerusalem”, don’t call for the destruction of Israel in order to usher in the End of Days or other Semitic Anti-Semitism crap-ola.

“Stand with Israel” except they want the Jewish people to be (almost) completely wiped out.

Apologizing for not pandering to ignorance.

The Portland ME newspooper apologized to 9/11 families for publishing a story about Eid, the end of the holy month Ramadan. Which occurred this year on September 10th. The next time it will occur on September 10th is 28 years from now.
Because, you see, there’s a difference between Gregorian (Church) calendars, Julian (Roman) calendars and Lunar Calendars, such as the ones used by Judaism and Islam. As in Jewish calendars, Muslim ceremonies occur on a Lunar Event, like the first full moon or first new moon (dark of the moon) after an equinox or solstice. What does that mean for us? How about April 19th.

Sometimes it falls on Easter, other times Seder, according to the cycles of Earth orbits Sun /slash/ Moon orbits earth. Insert Leap year because that pesky ol’ Earth orbit doesn’t happen in exactly 365 days. So, what happens when Easter or Good Friday occurs on April 19th, the anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing? The one that was done by “Christian” warriors. Will it be trumpeted or, worse yet, apologized by the press as “Christian Triumphalism” and marked by Bible Burnings (more like, Cross Burnings), or “Gee, we’re really sorry to offend the OKC bombing victims by publishing news reports of celebrations of a Christian or Judaic holiday”?

And it begs the question, directed toward the Portland Herald Press, “Is you completely lost yo’ MIND?”

I swear somebody might have actually done it, put LSD in the American Water Supply. More likely all the toxic waste from the Money-Grubbing the First Church of Capitalism promotes.

And they still have to apologize for Newt Gingrich and a slew of TV and Radio Preachers, Hell-e-vangelists and Hate Speech Morons like Beck, Limbaugh and Palin, saying that the World Trade Center was a Holy Temple for Christians