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FORMER NBA STAR BARKLEY: CONSERVATIVES 'FAKE CHRISTIANS'...
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Posted on 02/17/2008 1:02:09 PM PST by kcvl

"Every time I hear the word 'conservative' it makes me sick to my stomach."


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1 posted on 02/17/2008 1:02:10 PM PST by kcvl
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http://www.breitbart.tv/html/48184.html


2 posted on 02/17/2008 1:02:45 PM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Isn’t he friends with Rush?


3 posted on 02/17/2008 1:02:51 PM PST by Perdogg (Vice President Richard B Cheney - A National Treasure)
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To: kcvl

I wonder why he’s bringing this back up again.


4 posted on 02/17/2008 1:03:10 PM PST by Ingtar (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery. - ejonesie22)
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To: kcvl

Turable, just turable.


5 posted on 02/17/2008 1:03:55 PM PST by big'ol_freeper (REAGAN: "..party..must represent certain fundamental beliefs [not] compromised..[for] expediency")
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To: kcvl
"Every time I hear the word 'conservative' it makes me sick to my stomach."

Every time I hear the word "turble" or the word "Barkley" it makes me sick to my stomach.

6 posted on 02/17/2008 1:05:20 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: kcvl

Barkley - Big mouth attached to a little mind!


7 posted on 02/17/2008 1:05:21 PM PST by Bommer ("He that controls the spice controls the universe!" (unfortunately that spice is Nutmeg!)
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To: Ingtar

http://tinyurl.com/2u79ud


8 posted on 02/17/2008 1:05:42 PM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl

So Sir Barkley (1) does not believe in diversity (2) does not allow others to think for themselves - the thought makes him sick to his stomach. Another Thought Police advocate no doubt. All libs are.


9 posted on 02/17/2008 1:05:57 PM PST by BipolarBob (I've been stung by honey bees and bumblebees. I don't want no huckle bee.)
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To: Perdogg

Maybe. He smokes cigars also. What’s your point?


10 posted on 02/17/2008 1:06:40 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Bommer

CNN Invites Charles Barkley to Trash Conservative ‘Fake Christians’
By Tim Graham | February 17, 2008 - 07:40 ET

Eyeblast has the video: On CNN’s The Situation Room on Friday, former NBA star (and current TNT basketball analyst) Charles Barkley trashed conservatives as “fake Christians.” You could tell how much CNN was going to enjoy this. At the top of the hour, anchorman Wolf Blitzer promised: “Plus, he’s rooting for Barack Obama and he’s taking shots at Republicans and the religious right. You’re going to find out who NBA great Charles Barkley is calling fake.” The screen graphic also read: “Barkley Takes on the Right: Blasts ‘Fake’ Christians.” Blitzer made no attempt to ask the basketball star how a “real” Christian can whole-heartedly support Obama’s liberal social agenda.

http://tinyurl.com/2nudda


11 posted on 02/17/2008 1:07:15 PM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl

He’s a bonafide idiot.

http://www.breitbart.tv/html/48184.html


12 posted on 02/17/2008 1:07:20 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: kcvl

Does this mean Harry Reid is going to right a letter to Barkley’s boss?

Probably not.


13 posted on 02/17/2008 1:07:22 PM PST by phrogphlyer
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To: kcvl
Charles Barkley is a moron. He makes up crap when he is on the air. For instance, he said that the Boston Celtics are NOT a good team at the beginning of the season and he still doesn't. And the Celtics have the best record in the NBA at the half point...

If he doesn't know what the hell he is talking about when the subject is about Professional Basketball... why would anyone care what he has to say about conservatives?

14 posted on 02/17/2008 1:07:45 PM PST by John123 (Wahhabism is the best choice for anyone too stupid for scientology...)
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To: kcvl

Charles Barkley? I remember him. He’s the genius who once told an interviewer, “I can dribble with my right hand, and I can dribble with my left hand. I’m amphibious!”


15 posted on 02/17/2008 1:08:39 PM PST by American Quilter (The urge to save humanity is nearly always a cover for the urge to rule. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: John123
Charles Barkley is a moron. He makes up crap when he is on the air. For instance, he said that the Boston Celtics are NOT a good team at the beginning of the season and he still doesn't. And the Celtics have the best record in the NBA at the half point...

He also said the Golden State Warriors had "zero chance" against the Mavs last year, even after they went up 2-0. He is just a dim-witted fool. Fools will say anything.

16 posted on 02/17/2008 1:09:35 PM PST by montag813
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To: Bommer

An imbecile who knows how to bounce a basketball. BFD. I wouldn’t even want to see this kind of nonsense posted, but we have devolved into a society which gets its information and opinions from minstrels, jugglers and clowns.


17 posted on 02/17/2008 1:09:56 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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BARKLEY: Hey, I live in Arizona. I have got great respect for Senator McCain. Great respect. But I don’t like the way the Republicans are taking this country. Every time I hear the word “conservative,” it makes me sick to my stomach, because they’re really just fake Christians, as I call them. That’s all they are. But I just — I’m going to vote Democratic no matter what.

*****

Barkley discussed how he plans to run for Governor of Alabama in 2014.

http://tinyurl.com/2nudda


18 posted on 02/17/2008 1:09:57 PM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Gee, when I want information about a Presidential candidate, I always look to has-been thugs with an IQ equal to their game average.


19 posted on 02/17/2008 1:10:14 PM PST by digger48 (http://prorev.com/legacy.htm)
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To: Perdogg

No!!


20 posted on 02/17/2008 1:11:13 PM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: kcvl

Once again, someone uses a Bible verse out of context to label his opponents as hypocrites. His brush is pretty broad, though. A lot of the Democrats in Alabama will also be offended by his comment. Can’t wait to see what happens when he tries to run for governor.

What a wind bag. Barkley always wants to be in front of a camera, and he has learned that he can do that by making controversial statements.


21 posted on 02/17/2008 1:13:23 PM PST by Rocky
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To: Sidebar Moderator

Can this go on Front Page news?


22 posted on 02/17/2008 1:13:42 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: big'ol_freeper

LOL! Jus turble.


23 posted on 02/17/2008 1:14:00 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: kcvl

Actally one could probably make a good argument in support of Sir Charles assertion, but the larger question is why should I believe Mr. Barkley has the ability to tell the difference, ie. what is his claim to expertise in this regard?


24 posted on 02/17/2008 1:14:10 PM PST by joebuck
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To: kcvl

Barkley is pro gay marriage and pro-abortion and wants to run for governor in Alabama?

And what makes him think he’s not passing judgment himself on those he accuses of passing judgment?


25 posted on 02/17/2008 1:14:26 PM PST by Zack Attack
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To: American Quilter

rotflol


26 posted on 02/17/2008 1:14:44 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: Perdogg

he ‘was’ friends with a number of Republicans. It was social and it was based on the idea that The Chuckster wanted to be the Republican Governor of Alabama.

Chuck has gotten really, really lazy intellectually once it was impossible for him to return to the NBA.


27 posted on 02/17/2008 1:14:56 PM PST by bpjam (My party has fallen and it can't get up)
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To: F15Eagle

Barkely is appearing in this month’s issue of Playboy for their 20 Questions interview.

THE 21ST QUESTION:
Who has the worst fans in the NBA?
BARKLEY:
When I played, the Boston Celtics had the meanest fans. They were the worst fans. They just loved their team and they were mean and nasty. I ain’t been back. I wish I had been there the last 10 years when they really sucked.

http://tinyurl.com/3d5dru


28 posted on 02/17/2008 1:15:16 PM PST by kcvl
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To: American Quilter
Charles Barkley? I remember him. He’s the genius who once told an interviewer, “I can dribble with my right hand, and I can dribble with my left hand. I’m amphibious!”

Well, I guess if one 'dribbles' enough, one would have to be.

29 posted on 02/17/2008 1:15:29 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: kcvl

For some strange reason, celebrities and the wealthy think that what they say actually means something to the rest of the world.


30 posted on 02/17/2008 1:16:19 PM PST by papasmurf (Calm down! I've got Greenspan's book, you jerk!)
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To: Perdogg

Could be, sometime back was talking about running for Gov of Alabama (or Mississippi?) as a “R”.

Either way, the man has the heart of the tin man, Jordan used to mock him about it, and it should be pointed out he threw a man threw a plate glass window for getting in his face about something or another...

Oh man, now when Robert Redford speaks up, I’ll be devasted..LOL!


31 posted on 02/17/2008 1:16:39 PM PST by padre35 (Conservative in Exile/ Isaiah 3.3/Cry havoc and let slip the RINOS)
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To: kcvl

Everytime I hear a jock talk about anything, I get sick to my brain.


32 posted on 02/17/2008 1:17:16 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: kcvl
Charles shows his real lack of intelligence overall, and lack of any understanding of the Bible all in one fell swoop...

I personally am sick of folks using the single verse Matthew 7:1 out of context.:

1 “Judge not, that you be not judged."

On the surface, it sounds as if we are being commanded to not judge other people. What is funny - this verse, while sometimes attributed to Christ, was actually an introductory clause before Christ's words that start with verse 2, which puts the CONTEXT in:

2For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. 3Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 4Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? 5You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.

A plain reading reveals that the whole concept is that we should refrain from being hypocrites by judging others for the same sins we harbor in our own lives. Thus the idea of removing the mote (log/limb/board) from our own eyes before trying to take the spec out of your neighbor's eye.

The reality is, we are suppose to make judgments to help people turn from the corruption (sin) in their lives. But try to correct someone for bad behavior when you have the same bad behavior in your life doesn't work.

33 posted on 02/17/2008 1:18:17 PM PST by TheBattman (LORD God, please give us a Christian Patriot with a backbone for President in 08, Amen.)
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To: kcvl

Apparently, according to Barkely, then it appears mass killing of babies and homosexual marriage is “real Christianity”?

Yes, forgiveness is hard to find. However, that does not mean advancing the agendas of these groups.

But then, that understanding is too complex for him, I suppose.


34 posted on 02/17/2008 1:19:20 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: kcvl

I have only one question for Charles Barkley: How many NBA championship rings do you own?


35 posted on 02/17/2008 1:20:12 PM PST by stevem
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Wow, Wolf Blitzer jeopardized his reputation for impartiality by hyping Charles Barkley’s comments? I’m shocked.


36 posted on 02/17/2008 1:20:12 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: kcvl

CONSERVATIVES

“FAKE CHRISTIANS”

One is a political term, the other a religious.

Is he talking about how the church is getting into the global warming hoax


37 posted on 02/17/2008 1:20:53 PM PST by edcoil (Go Great in 08 ... Slide into 09)
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To: kcvl

He is a couple short of a 6 pack.


38 posted on 02/17/2008 1:21:41 PM PST by boomop1
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Dear Sir Barkley: How much of your millions have you donated to the poor, after the IRS took 35% of your money of course.


39 posted on 02/17/2008 1:23:21 PM PST by rocksblues (Tagline on hold)
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To: bpjam
I guess Sir Charles isn't very consistent, seeing he wanted to run for govonor of Alabama as a Republican

He equates being Christian with being against gay marriage and abortion. Are only evangelical Christians opposed to these evils?

Jesus can call the Pharisees hypocrites, but having Charles Barlkey believe he can, seems very self-righteous in its own way. Typical of people with no values to make judgments of people with them, and feel good about it that they socked one of those puritanical bastards in the eye!

40 posted on 02/17/2008 1:27:35 PM PST by PatrickF4 (Never trust anyone over 60.)
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To: kcvl

Moron or no, idiot or not, he just got 10,000 more votes for Obama.

Because AS WE ALL KNOW, the American sheep will always listen to their celebrity heroes. They know more than the unwashed fans, don’t they...


41 posted on 02/17/2008 1:34:21 PM PST by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: kcvl
By calling conservatives "fake Christians," Barkley is being broadly judgmental of an entire group of people. Irony, anyone?

Not to mention that the Bible verse is taken out of context in the first place.

I know several non-Christian conservatives. I'm tired of people on the left continually linking conservatism with Christianity (and usually with the derogatory "fundamentalist" label, to boot).

I also know some Christian liberals. Are they any less judgmental? No, actually, at least in my own experience, I'd say that if anything, the ones I've met tend to be more judgmental of others.
42 posted on 02/17/2008 1:34:28 PM PST by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: Zack Attack

if barkley runs for govorner of alabama, and you don’t vote for him, regardless of his positions on the issues, you’ll be a racist, right?? /s


43 posted on 02/17/2008 1:35:54 PM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider..www.patriotguard.org for info on joining.You DON'T have to ride to belong)
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To: kcvl

Uhmm now what was that you were saying, Chucky Babes?

44 posted on 02/17/2008 1:39:49 PM PST by DogBarkTree (The correct word isn't "immigrant" when what they are doing is "invading".)
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To: kcvl

Thats turrble...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akB8gfCMTDg


45 posted on 02/17/2008 1:40:11 PM PST by camerakid400
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To: kcvl
Charles should stick to gambling.

He's much better at it.

46 posted on 02/17/2008 1:43:03 PM PST by evad (.I.)
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To: kcvl

So, Barkley has something in common with McCain.


47 posted on 02/17/2008 1:51:57 PM PST by NavVet ( If you don't defend Conservatism in the Primaries, you won't have it to defend in November)
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He must be wearing 3-inch heels in that mug shot because he is 6’-5” max.
48 posted on 02/17/2008 1:52:02 PM PST by riverdawg
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To: kcvl

Am I supposed to know who Charles Barkley is??


49 posted on 02/17/2008 1:56:12 PM PST by jesseam (Been there and done that!)
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To: evad
Charles should stick to gambling.

He's much better at it.

I don't know about gambling, but I'd play his fat ass for $10,000 a hole at golf {cash only, paid after every hole} and I'd bring a Brinks truck to take the money home.

As a glofer, Barkley is turble.

50 posted on 02/17/2008 1:56:40 PM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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