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DUmmie FUnnies 05-01-11 (DUmmies Get Outraged About Chamber of Commerce Document Release)
DUmmie FUnnies ^ | May 1, 2011 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix

Posted on 05/01/2011 8:02:20 AM PDT by PJ-Comix

The DUmmies are once again proving how incredibly DUmb they are. Supposedly a web clown named anonymous released "secret" Chamber of Commerce files in a huge wikileaks type download consisting of thousands of documents. Of course, the DUmmies immediately suspected these documents were damning. WRONG! It turns out that the documents were not only innocuous but were already available to everybody on the Web. Don't believe me? Well, here is an update to the original POST about this document release in KOmmieLand:

Anonymous posted this to their site anonnews.org

On April 29th a person using the twitter account “@septscelles” released a large file to Barrett Brown that purportedly contained secret US Chamber of Commerce documents. This file was later made available via File Dropper as a (strangely truecypted) torrent named "chambersecrets2". It is also reported to have been made available in an unencrypted form on the Pirate Bay.

Despite the promise of secrets and leaks, early research has thus far shown that this information is publicly available through a simple Google search. It's very possible that “@septscelles” is just an attention seeking troll. Despite this, there is a more insidious possibility. We learned from the HB Gary emails that the Chamber of Commerce was advised to “feed the fuel between the feuding groups, [creating] disinformation." Specific mention was made of "[creating] messages around actions to sabotage or discredit the opposing organization [and to] submit fake documents and then call out the error…”

The file is very large, and will therefore take some time to fully examine. Nevertheless, we would like to state that this information was provided by an unknown party and may be an attempt to discredit Anonymous through a campaign of misinformation. More information will be coming soon.

OOPS! However, in the meantime and even after this revelation, the DUmmies went whole hog in attributing all sorts of nefarious misdeeds to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce based on NOTHING as you can see in their THREAD, "BREAKING: Anonymous Hits Chamber." So let us now watch the DUmmies getting outraged in Bolshevik Red over an innocuous document release they didn't even read while the commentary of your humble correspondent, noting once again where the DU in DUmb comes from, is in the [brackets]:

BREAKING: Anonymous Hits Chamber

[With massive innocuous document release that already exists on the Web.]

As we speak I'm sitting on a mile high pile of, I guess, unauthorized data released about the US Chamber of Commerce. Thousands and thousands of docs released a few hours ago. Wanna help read through the docs and see what horrific secret things the Chamber is up to? There's thousands of these docs.

[Translation: I haven't even read the documents but I am already convinced there is damning evidence against the Chamber of Commerce. Oh, and I'm too lazy to actually pore through this massive pile of material so, um, could you do it for me?]

******This document release contains content from the American Legislative Exchange Council, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Mackinac Center.

[Which already existed on the Web before Anonymous "released" it. And now to the DUmmies experiencing massive urinations of happiness in their diapers without even knowing what is in the documents...]

oo fun fun fun

[I'm soooo HAPPY!!! I have absolutely no idea what is in those documents but I know they must make the Chamber of Commerce look bad. OH JOY!!!]

Maybe someday the Chamber (R) will actually support America & Americans. That would be nice change of pace...Though I doubt the exposed documents will reveal anything they have done that was in fact helpful for America, since the Chamber (R) is so clearly anti-honor & anti-integrity, and so into deviant fellating of predatory multinational RepubliCorps (R) with allegiance only to PROFIT.

[More preemptive OUTRAGE with absolutely NO knowledge of what the docs contain...which turns out to be NOTHING controversial.]

I LOVE IT when LIARS get CAUGHT!!!!!

[I LOVE IT when DUMMIES get EXPOSED!!!!!]

Important: You'll also need a torrent client like utorrent or BitTorrent to receive the documents...and you'll need TrueCrypt to decode it http://www.filedropper.com /... To open the file you will also need something called TrueCrypt which you can download here.

[To receive the documents you only need a connection to the Web since it is has been there all this time.]

The Chamber is no fan of the working man (and woman). I hope you all find lots of crap.

[Sorry. None found. Freudenschade, baby!]

I hope this isn't a trap....

[A trap set by the left which ensnared themselves. That's why you are called DUmbmmies.]

they are not Americans either traitors to the poor and slaves to the rich but now we know don't we

[But now we know just how DUmb the DUmmies are.]

I bet that pile has lots of shit. They need a name change. U.S. Chamber of all about Richie Rich.

[You bet wrong and now you have to pay up in the form of public humiliation in the DUmmie FUnnies, DUmmie lonestarnot.]

insatiable greed millions isn't enough billions isn't enough. now they want trillions. it reminds me of Dickens when the rich kept squeezing the poor over and over again

[Another DUmmie flapping his mouth with absolutely NO idea of what is in the documents.]

how about Chamber of Whore-ers? Whoring for their corporate puppetmasters, that is

[How about Chamber of DUmmies?]

This makes me *so* happy. In fact, I was hoping for something like this a few weeks ago when a thread came through headed "Wisconsin, Anonymous is listening.

[Anonymous is just $10 away from getting Kloppy elected in Wisconsin.]

I hope there are scores of qualified dems and progressives poring through those files right now.

[Fantastic! A terrific waste of time!]

I'm waiting to see some actionable intelligence that can be turned into direct action

[And you'll keep waiting and waiting and waiting and...]

I was just wondering yesterday why we hadn't heard from Anonymous in a while, and suspected that perhaps they were up to something entertaining. Guess they were!

[Yup, they sure were! They were providing us with comedic entertainment of innocuous documents already available on the Web to illustrate just how FUnnie the DUmmies are.]

the intense response to these leaks is proof they won't get away with it.

[And you won't get away with evading the DUFU microscope.]

that's a damn huge file. waiting for snippets of the good stuff to appear online.

[NEWSFLASH! It has already been online but don't let that stop you from wasting weeks looking for nothing.]

And let's hope a gameplan is revealed to explain how so many R's were "elected" as governors in order to implement ALEC's legislation.

[Take a look in the Dr. Evil file that doesn't exist.]

The Chamber is salting the peer network with malware-containing fake files... Peerblock is going nuts with hosts identified as "malware infested" trying to connect to people downloading this torrent.

[That's what you get for not accessing the files already publicly available via Google.]

Trying to download now and see if I can do anything with it.

[Nothing except printing it out and using for TP.]

I'm salivating...can't wait to see all the goodies.

[Will you salivate when you see how DUmb you are at the DUmmie FUnnies, DUmmie KathieG?]

Has there been a news or press release yet?

[Only a DUFU release. And thanx for the comedy gold!]

I don't think we have to hang more than thirty or forty bankers. And CEOs. If destroying the economic stability of the world isn't a capital crime, nothing is.

[How about if you hang your head in shame for being so DUmb, DUmmie aquart. Good screen name because you are aquart too low in the intelligence department.]

Total public funding. Nothing less. Smash the bribe machine. We need to shut down DC until they obey.

[Declared DUmmie alfredo from his crib.]

Man I was having trouble with it crashing. Looks like I will have it totally downloaded soon.

[Congratulations on downloading absolutely nothing.]

It said something about a file connected with NVidea. So I upgraded Nvidea and that might have resolved the issue. And restarting after the upgrade. I was using BitTorrent to download it.

[Have you tried going to Google and using point and click?]

I'm a fast reader and writer---will be wading through once you send some info. Chamber of Horrors is about to be revealed for the true whore-er it is.

[Great. It will only take you a couple of weeks instead of a full month to completely waste your time.]

It is nearly 1.25 gigabyte of data.

[It is nearly 1.25 gigabyte of the data equivalent of reading the labels on soup cans.]

This is thrilling news and the kind of transparency we need.

[Yes, your utter stupidity is certainly transparent for all to see and laugh at, DUmmie AnneD.]

Can't wait for the Rachel detectives to digest this

[Yes, she needs to make more of a fool of herself than she already is.]

It's Christmas, Yay

[I thought it was Fitzmas.]

Grabbing my copy now - should I pop some popcorn, brew an urn of coffee. Oh SNAP - this is gonna be juicy.

[Yup! Yet more juicy entertainment in the form of unintended comedy from the DUmmies who are getting worked up over NOTHING yet again.]

Why haven't Mainstream Media outlets mentioned a word about this?

[Stand by as the DUmmie get slapped hard by the bitter truth from another DUmmie...]

Because it's all publicly available already anyways. This is just an aggregation of material.

[Oops!]

WTH am I looking at. Good grief. Lots of newspaper articles, How to market charter schools this is gonna take a while to get through..

[A DUmmie starts to realize that the "revealing" material is completely innocuous but that won't stop him from continuing to waste his time.]

The Asian Brochure NEW talks all about increasing trade and economic business opportunities between Asia and the U.S. but I fall to see any discussion about U.S. or Asian workers. Fair wages, real fair trade instead of the onesided Walmart mess we see so much of....

[Yawn! Could you please just start reading soup can labels? It is so much more interesting.]

I can't get it. there is no seed. If they are trying to stop it -- and they may very well fight with maximum ruthlessness and the purist evil -- then we need to fight back with everything we've got.

[Yeah, that evil Chamber was hiding it in plain sight all this time on Google.]

I downloaded the file in a total of 72 minutes and am still seeding right now, so I don't think the file has become unavailable. Plus, even if this torrent became broken, thousands have the file now and anyone could easily create another torrent, so there is no stopping this information. Though, after looking through these files for a little while, I have mostly found documents that are already online. In other words, most of these documents aren't insider documents with scandalous information, but these documents are mostly a nice collection of bullshit from each of these organizations.

[LOL! A DUmmie wastes all that time and effort downloading massive files that he is disappointed to find reveal NOTHING! Plus he now finds they were already available online.]

WE ARE ANONYMOUS! WE ARE LEGION!

[WE ARE DUMMIES!]

UPDATE 3 at that DKos diary: "Anonymous Urges Caution on Chamber Release"

[A DUmmie links to the Anonymous update in KOmmieland showing just how DUmb they have been about this document "release" all along.]

Someone made mention before that there's really nothing malignant in the release. it does seem to be mostly propaganda brochures, itineraries (or whatever you call them) for meetings and trips, etc. real light weight stuff. I really saw nothing scandalous (could be wrong as I didn't go through all of it).

[It's just now dawning on some of the DUmmies just how DUmb they were about this.]

anon is now saying there is not much in the release and that it may contain misinformation

[anon is now saying that the DUmmies are incredibly DUmb. After this revelation, demoralization has now infected this thread as they realize what fools they made of themselves while wasting their time over NOTHING. However, good news. It wasn't a complete waste since it served to provide the DUmmie FUnnies with some of its best comedy material ever. Thanx, DUmmies!]


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It's FUn to watch the DUmmies completely humiliate themselves as happened in this case.
1 posted on 05/01/2011 8:02:27 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

INBTP?


2 posted on 05/01/2011 8:03:52 AM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (In just His first 3 days, the War on Terror became the War on Free Speech.)
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To: Xenalyte; RMDupree; AlexW; CzarNicky; Mike Fieschko; motzman; codercpc; thingumbob; tje; ml1954; ...

PING!


3 posted on 05/01/2011 8:05:02 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: PJ-Comix

IN just after the Ping, also


4 posted on 05/01/2011 8:08:31 AM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (In just His first 3 days, the War on Terror became the War on Free Speech.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Hmmmm....

I’ll have to look into this one.


5 posted on 05/01/2011 8:13:01 AM PDT by sauropod (The truth shall make you free but first it will make you miserable.)
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To: PJ-Comix
WTH am I looking at. Good grief. Lots of newspaper articles, How to market charter schools this is gonna take a while to get through..

You may want to go undercover and infiltrate a charter school. You might be surprised at what you discover. For instance, the proper use of grammar, punctuation, etc.

6 posted on 05/01/2011 8:13:24 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: PJ-Comix
and so into deviant fellating of predatory multinational RepubliCorps (R) with allegiance only to PROFIT.

Everything has to come back to sex for these people. Everything also has to be overwritten hyperbole. And, everything has to be attributed to that American evil, profits.

What jerks.

7 posted on 05/01/2011 8:13:44 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: PJ-Comix

About as secret as this thread.

Watta buncha maroons.


8 posted on 05/01/2011 8:13:55 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: PJ-Comix

Wonderful :-) Thanks for the fun!


9 posted on 05/01/2011 8:16:32 AM PDT by Roses0508
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To: PJ-Comix

Amazing how they’ve been programmed to hate the Chamber of Commerce.


10 posted on 05/01/2011 8:17:48 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: cripplecreek; PJ-Comix
About as secret as this thread.

What? You mean this thread isn't published super secretly and disappears on any outsider's screen when linked? Oh, noes, that means my posts are public. AAAARRRRRRGGGGHHHHHH!

11 posted on 05/01/2011 8:20:48 AM PDT by bcsco
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12 posted on 05/01/2011 8:25:44 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: PJ-Comix
Important: You'll also need a torrent client like utorrent or BitTorrent to receive the documents...and you'll need TrueCrypt to decode it http://www.filedropper.com /... To open the file you will also need something called TrueCrypt which you can download here.

Ahhhhhh. I see what's going on here. This guy is a software pimp.

13 posted on 05/01/2011 8:25:49 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: bcsco

You have to type in the secret FR virus code that watches your computer for your surfing habits. Once a watched computer visits a certain percentage of liberal websites the code goes active and starts forwarding all keystrokes to a secret Koch brothers command bunker under a false Walmart decoy.


14 posted on 05/01/2011 8:27:49 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: PJ-Comix
WE ARE ANONYMOUS! WE ARE LEGION!

DUmmie. You mis-spelled "lesion".

15 posted on 05/01/2011 8:29:03 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Impy; TigersEye; stephenjohnbanker

“The DUmmies are once again proving how incredibly DUmb they are. Supposedly a web clown named anonymous released “secret” Chamber of Commerce files in a huge wikileaks type download consisting of thousands of documents. Of course, the DUmmies immediately suspected these documents were damning. WRONG! It turns out that the documents were not only innocuous but were already available to everybody on the Web.”


16 posted on 05/01/2011 8:29:20 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (George Washington: [Government] is a dangerous servant and a terrible master.)
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To: Texas Eagle
Ahhhhhh. I see what's going on here. This guy is a software pimp.

Bev Harris once again working over the profitable territory of the gullibles?

17 posted on 05/01/2011 8:32:28 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: cripplecreek; PJ-Comix

I’ve never worried about that because my computers have always been socialist free. But I thought we were using the DUKOS en-crippler that PJ developed years ago, that en-crippled DUmmieFUnnies threads and prevented them from being viewed by the outside, except as gibberish. I’m apparently mistaken. Either that, or my version of DUKOS that I’ve had for some time is out of date. I’ll have to check to see if automatic updates is turned on...


18 posted on 05/01/2011 8:34:57 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: PJ-Comix

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19 posted on 05/01/2011 8:35:39 AM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: PJ-Comix; Charles Henrickson

Thanks, PJ. You really do have a knack for exposing DUers’ futility and gullibility, don’t you?

Later on, if he has the time and inclination, perhaps Charles could clue me in on the difference between ‘purist evil’ and ‘purest evil’:

“I can’t get it. there is no seed. If they are trying to stop it — and they may very well fight with maximum ruthlessness and the purist evil — then we need to fight back with everything we’ve got.”

(I’m thinking maybe it’s a theological thing, which is his specialty.)


20 posted on 05/01/2011 8:36:37 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Texas Eagle
WE ARE ANONYMOUS! WE ARE LEGION!

DUmmie. You mis-spelled "lesion".

No, he misspelled "Region". Which makes sense, since they'd compose a small, regional minority situated is a few basements around the country.

21 posted on 05/01/2011 8:37:15 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: PJ-Comix

Kpete just started a new thread entitled.
Anonymous posted this to their site anonnews.org
(kpete, does not know what to think?)

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=439x999026


22 posted on 05/01/2011 8:38:07 AM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: PJ-Comix
anon is now saying there is not much in the release and that it may contain misinformation

KOCHCOM false flag. LOL
23 posted on 05/01/2011 8:39:20 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: SunkenCiv; unspun

I’m bookmarking this little gem! Muahahaha!


24 posted on 05/01/2011 8:39:38 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (George Washington: [Government] is a dangerous servant and a terrible master.)
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To: Fantasywriter; Charles Henrickson

I’m no theologian as is Charles, but ‘purist evil’ to me would be that wrought by a ‘purist’, whereas ‘purest evil’ would be that which is ‘pure’. Semantics perhaps? Nope. Just a DUmmie mistake due to their ineptitude...


25 posted on 05/01/2011 8:41:48 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: bcsco

I put it down to ineptitude also, so on that we agree. I just had an idea that Charles, who has a singular gift for word play, could do something funny with it if he were so inclined. Fwiw.


26 posted on 05/01/2011 8:49:50 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Fantasywriter; Charles Henrickson

Oh, I think Charles could have a field day with it. But, we’ll have to wait on that...


27 posted on 05/01/2011 8:51:13 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: bcsco

Yes, I’m sure he’s conducting morning services as we speak. I feel like such a heathen, being home and posting when I would normally be in church. I had a fairly good wipe out on my bike two days ago, though, and did something to my shoulder. I took a pain pill early this morning, and now I can barely keep my eyes open. Rather than risk the embarrassment of drifting off during the service, I played hooky.

I hope that’s not TMI. Anyway, it’s nice to be entertained by the ravings of Moonbatville in the meantime. Their unhingedness seems to be going into uncharted territory lately. All is not unicorns and skittles in Leftyland—and leave it to PJ to find the real nuggets.


28 posted on 05/01/2011 9:00:33 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: PJ-Comix
WE ARE ANONYMOUS! WE ARE LEGION!

Legionair-heads

29 posted on 05/01/2011 9:01:50 AM PDT by mikrofon (a/k/a Legion of DUmmb)
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To: GSP.FAN

kpete forced into a humiliating backtrack.


30 posted on 05/01/2011 9:03:14 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: Fantasywriter; Charles Henrickson

Our church has services on Saturday evenings as well as Sunday. Plus, if I do miss, Charles sends his weekly sermon by email, as well as posts it here. I can always keep up with that. In fact, we’ve recently begun attending another LCMS church in the general vicinity. We may have to make a decision soon. Issues with the current one, ya know. We’re not the only ones unhappy...

Hope that shoulder gets better soon. Those things can take time, though.


31 posted on 05/01/2011 9:06:56 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: bcsco

Thanks so much for your well wishes. Prayers for your decision re: which congregation to attend. That’s a tough spot to be in; I hope it all works out.


32 posted on 05/01/2011 9:12:16 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Fantasywriter

It’ll work out. Nothing I’d want to go in to here publicly, just...issues (though not doctrinal). In fact, we know of two families who’ve already made the same switch. No rush on it, either, only it’s becoming a greater possibility as time goes on.


33 posted on 05/01/2011 9:16:07 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: PJ-Comix

Yep..But they will just ignore the post cause it does not fit their reality..
Denial is not just a river in Egypt..


34 posted on 05/01/2011 9:21:01 AM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: bcsco

Amen; with God’s help it always does work out. :)

Not to hijack the thread [if it’s not too late already for that] but thanks for the heads up re: Charles’ sermons. I am planning to read through the one for today, to help assuage the sense of loss I feel for missing morning worship.


35 posted on 05/01/2011 9:21:55 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: PJ-Comix

What a bunch of desperate buffoons.


36 posted on 05/01/2011 9:24:21 AM PDT by hsalaw
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To: bcsco
In fact, we’ve recently begun attending another LCMS church in the general vicinity. We may have to make a decision soon. Issues with the current one, ya know. We’re not the only ones unhappy...

There is a Lutheran church in Miami made out of solid coral. It's fascinating to see up close since buildings are no longer allowed to use that material. However it is an ELCA branch according to Charles. The most fascinating thing about it is WHERE do they find Lutherans in Miami Springs? You sort of have to be there to figure out what I mean. In fact, I doubt there is a barely a Lutheran within a ten mile radius. Keep in mind that Hialeah was once almost 100% redneck as was Allapattah right near Miami Springs.

37 posted on 05/01/2011 9:24:41 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: bcsco

Oops! I meant the coral rock church is in Miami Springs, not Miami but the same analysis still applies.


38 posted on 05/01/2011 9:27:14 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: Fantasywriter; Charles Henrickson
They, and earlier ones, can also be found here as well.

Charles, does this mean I'm pimping your blog?

39 posted on 05/01/2011 9:27:23 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: bcsco

Thanks!


40 posted on 05/01/2011 9:30:44 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: PJ-Comix; Charles Henrickson
The most fascinating thing about it is WHERE do they find Lutherans in Miami Springs?

Don't you know? We're ubiquitous. (I refrained from using the term 'omnipresent'...) Is there beer in Miami Springs? Well...

41 posted on 05/01/2011 9:32:18 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: bcsco
The strange thing is that most Latins who become Protestants go Baptist, Pentecostal, or Apostolic all of which frown on drinking in contrast to Lutherans. Maybe they switch because they want to go "dry" and choose a denomination that reflects that. BTW, I have been trying to find material about Puerto Rico during prohibition. It must have come as a shock to the inhabitants of that island since cerveza and rum is/was such an important part of that culture. You work in the hot sun all day cutting sugar cane and at the end you look forward to a cold beer. Suddenly with the Volstead Act it was PROHIBITED. Keep in mind that Puerto Rico didn't become a territory until 1917. For them it was if some aliens had landed from another planet and prohibited the wearing of underwear.

I would love to know how the enforcement of Prohibition went. I'm guessing there was a lot of bootlegging from the British West Indies.

42 posted on 05/01/2011 9:45:42 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: bcsco
My favorite from Charles from there is E.L.C.A.
43 posted on 05/01/2011 9:49:48 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: PJ-Comix

It really is something watching the Dummies demonize business. As if, the parasite government and welfare classes could even exist without their host, businesses and the people who work for them.


44 posted on 05/01/2011 10:04:22 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: PJ-Comix

I can’t see them accepting prohibition any more than we did here. It became a joke here. I ought to know, coming from the Chicago ‘burbs as I have. I even have quasi family history in that regard.

Gotta go hit the practice green at the CC for awhile and bone up on my short game. Playing golf with the guys in Rockford tomorrow, and don’t want to make a complete fool of myself. Back later...


45 posted on 05/01/2011 10:30:10 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: PJ-Comix
..."traitors to the poor and slaves to the rich..."

I thought the mentally retarded were kept under care. These people are permitted access to the Net? Even the Russians don't spout this canal water any more.

How are we supposed to take these bugs seriously?

46 posted on 05/01/2011 11:51:01 AM PDT by jonascord (The Drug War Rapes the Constitution.)
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To: bcsco; Fantasywriter; PJ-Comix; Cletus.D.Yokel; mikrofon; martin_fierro
I post all of my sermons here on FR (the keyword "sermon" will turn up the results), as well as on our church's website: stmatthewbt.org

Tomorrow I fly up to Chicago to meet a group of 40 confessional Lutheran pastors from Sweden (a few are from Norway, Denmark, or Finland), to escort them on a week-long tour of Swedish and/or Lutheran sites in Chicago, Rock Island, and St. Louis.

So I'll probably not have much time for DUFUing this week.

47 posted on 05/01/2011 11:53:45 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Swedish-American Lutheran pastor, born and raised in Chicago, now living in St. Louis)
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To: bcsco
Ah, Evanston...

Still home to the Women's Christian Temperance Union. (Three 120 year old woman getting knee-walkin' commode-huggin' on elderberry cordial, with the shades drawn)

48 posted on 05/01/2011 11:58:24 AM PDT by jonascord (The Drug War Rapes the Constitution.)
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To: Charles Henrickson; Fantasywriter; PJ-Comix; Cletus.D.Yokel; mikrofon; martin_fierro

Well, enjoy your tour. If you’re going from Chicago to Rock Island, it’s likely as not you’ll be coming directly past Rochelle (unless you’ll be coming from the far south side). We’re at the intersection of interstates 88 and 39. I-88 is the Eisenhower xway coming out of Chicago past Oak Park, etc. It runs past Aurora, DeKalb, Rochelle on to the Quad Cities (Rock Island). I-39 runs North/South from Bloomington, and past Rochelle to Rockford, where it joins with I-90/94 and up on into Wisconsin.

If you leave from the far south side of Chicago, then I-80 is the better bet. It heads west past LaSalle/Peru then later heads north and passes I-88 just east of the Quad Cities.

Honk as you go by...


49 posted on 05/01/2011 12:02:13 PM PDT by bcsco
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We lived in Oak Park when I was a kid (left there when I went into the 7th grade). On Sundays after church, my dad would head down Roosevelt Rd to Ed Rohn’s liquor store on the south side of the street in Berwyn (or possibly Cicero, even). The store wasn’t open except to Ed’s friends. Sometimes I’d be invited along. They’d sit in the back storeroom, having a couple beers, and I’d drink soda. Rohn had Vargas girls pasted over the wall so that was an education for me :) Also, my dad told me Al Capone’s brother, Ralph, had the protection for the store and would stop by on occasion. I never saw him there, but I wouldn’t expect to on a Sunday.

Then, my first wife’s dad was a bootlegger in Chicago during prohibition. Small time, and he bucked the mob, but he talked about it openly. I had no reason to doubt him. He was that kinda guy...

Before moving from Oak Park I’d become a cub scout. I recall dad helping with some fundraising, and taking me to an apartment on Oak Park Ave where we met a couple guys and dad asked for a donation (he brought me along wearing my scout uniform, as a selling point, I guess). On the way home he told me they were ‘made’, or some such, and I knew what he meant. Shortly after, he took me to a home in River Forest to collect on the previous visit. Yep, it was Accardo’s home (The ‘Big Tuna’ himself...). I still remember it with the wrought iron fence around it.

No, my dad wasn’t Mafia. We’re German and he worked in retail all his life. But he knew how to get along with people. And, sometimes you just have to...


50 posted on 05/01/2011 12:21:39 PM PDT by bcsco
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