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New French President's airplane hit by lightning on trip to Germany
CNN ^ | 5/15/2012

Posted on 05/15/2012 9:59:02 AM PDT by cll

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: europe; france; germany; zot
Real life is so much more interesting and exciting than fiction!

You socialists mock God and His wrath is what you get!

1 posted on 05/15/2012 9:59:12 AM PDT by cll
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To: cll

No injuries.


2 posted on 05/15/2012 10:00:29 AM PDT by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: cll

.................... insert your own punch line.


3 posted on 05/15/2012 10:00:29 AM PDT by Lurking in Kansas (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: cll
That was your one and only warning, Francois.
4 posted on 05/15/2012 10:02:31 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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To: cll

Raising taxes and increasing gov spending/debt should solve that problem....


5 posted on 05/15/2012 10:02:59 AM PDT by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
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To: cll
Big F’in deal....happens all the time. It's happened to me twice and I'm still here....
6 posted on 05/15/2012 10:03:50 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: cll

Maybe he shouldn’t have announced in his inauguration address, “May I be struck by lightning if everything I said in my campaign is untrue.”


7 posted on 05/15/2012 10:03:50 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: cll

Hey, that’s a sign.

God doesn’t think you’re funny...


8 posted on 05/15/2012 10:06:01 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: cll

9 posted on 05/15/2012 10:06:01 AM PDT by cdnerds
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To: Lurking in Kansas
The French were probably unaware of Angela's Weather Control Machine.


10 posted on 05/15/2012 10:06:11 AM PDT by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: cll

11 posted on 05/15/2012 10:07:35 AM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: cll
Let see, His parade got rained on and he got soaked and now lighting hits his aircraft. Do you think a higher power is trying to send him a message?
12 posted on 05/15/2012 10:08:08 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Lurking in Kansas

Karma.


13 posted on 05/15/2012 10:11:04 AM PDT by madison10 (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. TJ)
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To: cll

LOL! How fitting.


14 posted on 05/15/2012 10:13:38 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Anyone But Obama in November !!!)
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To: cll

Gotta give God credit for tryin’. :)


15 posted on 05/15/2012 10:14:33 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The so-called 'mainstream' media has gone from "biased" straight to "utterly surreal".)
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To: cll

God’s final warning. LOL!!


16 posted on 05/15/2012 10:21:35 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: cll

Any flies landing on his face yet?


17 posted on 05/15/2012 10:22:37 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: paterfamilias

I have a version of MP’s Holy Grail with that stuff cut out. Cut out about 2 minutes of crud. It’s a WAY funnier movie without the leftist blasphemous anti-Christian claptrap.

Like all these clowns, they can get back to me when they also crap on muhammid, THEN I’ll accept it as ‘art’. Until then, it’s spineless anti-Westernism.


18 posted on 05/15/2012 10:35:15 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: cll

Kind of a bad omen on your first day as President of France.


19 posted on 05/15/2012 10:40:15 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: cll

Blitzkrieg alert!


20 posted on 05/15/2012 10:45:00 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (If case you are wondering, I'm STILL supporting Newt.)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
I have a version of MP’s Holy Grail with that stuff cut out. Cut out about 2 minutes of crud. It’s a WAY funnier movie without the leftist blasphemous anti-Christian claptrap.

Do you have a similar version of Life of Brian with only about two minutes left?

21 posted on 05/15/2012 10:57:13 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: cll

Looks like there’s something bigger than Francois!


22 posted on 05/15/2012 11:09:31 AM PDT by rex regnum insanit (falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus)
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To: KarlInOhio

Yeah, Life of Brian just isn’t really funny. The grafitti scene is probably the funniest bit in the whole film. Otherwise it’s a pretty dead movie.


23 posted on 05/15/2012 11:11:14 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: rightwingextremist1776

I flew over a rainbow once...it was amazing....another time the pilot flew around a thunder storm and I got to see lightening from above also....awesome....gg


24 posted on 05/15/2012 11:14:27 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: rightwingextremist1776

That’s what I said... BFD. Common occurrence.


25 posted on 05/15/2012 11:15:21 AM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: cll

If he believed in God he’d take that as a sign.But given his mindset he’s convinced it’s Bush’s fault.


26 posted on 05/15/2012 11:32:16 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Julia: another casualty of the "War on Poverty")
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
Yeah, Life of Brian just isn’t really funny. The grafitti scene is probably the funniest bit in the whole film. Otherwise it’s a pretty dead movie.

Although many (most?) Python fans disagree I think the TV series was far better than their films.

27 posted on 05/15/2012 11:34:42 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Julia: another casualty of the "War on Poverty")
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To: Gay State Conservative

It was different. It was groundbreaking. It changed our humor. It’s now dumb. “The Larch”. Oh....kay then.


28 posted on 05/15/2012 11:39:07 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: Lurking in Kansas

It’s not nice to fool with Mother Nature.


29 posted on 05/15/2012 11:44:41 AM PDT by hummingbird (I am Breitbart.)
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To: cll

Never seen or heard anything like this!

I learn so much on Free Republic.

TIA!


30 posted on 05/15/2012 11:53:54 AM PDT by hummingbird (I am Breitbart.)
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To: Lurking in Kansas

Maybe he was holding up a one iron. Even God can’t hit a one iron.


31 posted on 05/15/2012 12:10:30 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: Lazamataz

” Gotta give God credit for tryin’. :)

That was merely pre-game “batting practice”


32 posted on 05/15/2012 12:23:34 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: cll

France elected the guy. Maybe all of France should get a lightning strike...well, just a warning strike?


33 posted on 05/15/2012 12:24:37 PM PDT by livius
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
So, when an attempt at humor happens to be based in an erroneous view of God, that constitutes an attack on God?

Surely you can see the difference between real blasphemy a la Martin Scorcese's "Last Temptation..." or the vile image "Piss Christ", and the humor of Monty Python.

Is The Maker of the platypus averse to a good-natured roasting? Think The Almighty's too thin-skinned to take a jovial ribbing now and again? God's big enough not to be small-minded about our human errors, even when we make them at His expense (and we DO make ALL of them at His expense, if you really think about it very deeply).

Python at least gets it right in God's line, "Of COURSE it's a good idea; I thought of it!" even if they do miss the truth at a couple of points.

I don't think YHVH's taking this as hard as you are.

Consider the meaning of I Cor. 5:19, "...that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them."

There, in a single sentence, is the ONLY reason that you, nor I nor anyone else on God's green Earth hasn't been summarily vaporized by the wrath of God upon he commission of our first, and least sin. Because of Christ, and for his sake, God ISN'T holding our sin against us AT THIS MOMENT, because His focus is not condemnation, but reconciliation.

Perhaps you might be gracious enough to afford Monty Python the benefit of God's stated mission.

34 posted on 05/15/2012 12:53:05 PM PDT by HKMk23 (GOPe 2012 MITT HAPPENS)
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To: HKMk23

You people are a riot.

I tell you about something I have, and it differs from your worldview 1 IOTA, so you are SOOOOO offended, and SOOOOO convicted, that you launch into a 10+ paragraph diatribe.

Just like when I said to a bunch of modern Christians I don’t want to celebrate halloween. I didn’t tell them what they had to do. I just said WHAT I DO.

And they get SOOOOO offended, they get SOOOOO convicted, that they do the same kind of thing as you.

Look, oh-so-gracious man. IT IS WRONG to display God as a dead-eyed cartoon. IT IS WRONG to use Jesus Christ as a swear, which is another part I cut. So I choose to cut those bits out.

If you are convicted by MY ACTIONS, don’t come to me crying about my “lack of grace”, when I didn’t even say one word about what you should do.


35 posted on 05/15/2012 1:18:17 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: HKMk23

And clearly I do see the difference, which is why I have all but 2 minutes of the movie, and haven’t even considered the others you mention.

I’m reminded of a conversation with a Ron Paulite the other day, when I said I liked Ron Paul’s positions apart from his mideast positions, and the Ron Paulite got all crazy at my difference from his ideas. I was trying to be conciliatory, I was trying to emphasize our similarities, but it wasn’t good enough. He wanted 100% compliance or nothing.


36 posted on 05/15/2012 1:24:20 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: HKMk23

By the way, is your name from the Terminator movies? I need to make versions of those movies without swears/blasphemy/etc. It is a very clever premise. It’s interesting to me how the later movies have very few swears compared to the 1st. In 1984, people expected all that profanity, but today they don’t. Which is an interesting inversion.


37 posted on 05/15/2012 1:28:48 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
I tell you about something I have, and it differs from your worldview 1 IOTA, so you are SOOOOO offended...

I'm not offended at all; I'm just saying that you oughta loosen up, or all of your retirement money is going to get wasted on Pepto-Bismol and Ex-Lax.

FWIW, I totally understand your desire to edit out the bits of movie scripts where the actors take the Name of the Lord in vain, or give utterance to other foul language. I just don't count the God cartoon scene in "The Holy Grail" as blasphemous; the things God says in that bit are actually quite in line with Who He really is, if you think about it for a moment. Look, their script has God saying, "Oh stop that grovelling! I hate it when people grovel. Always 'Forgive me this,' and 'Forgive me that,' and I'm not worthy..."

The Python crew gets it right on the groveling and worthiness. God really does hate it when His people grovel; Christ died to give us free access to the throne of grace; to enable us to come boldly before Him, and in Christ all are made worthy. Seeing as God has paid such an exorbitant price for us to be worthy to come to Him without groveling, how do you think He feels when people grovel before Him as if He hadn't paid any price at all? It seems to me that, if a Christian were to grovel before God, it would be like a slap in His face; totally discounting the sacrifice Jesus made at Calvary. and consider the parable of the Prodigal Son; when he returned home to his father, planning to grovel before him and beg forgiveness, his father preempted all of that by running out to meet him; swallowing up all of the grovelling nonsense in his loving embrace. So, seeing as the script in the movie actually does portray God's character fairly accurately, I don't regard it as necessary to edit it out.

IT IS WRONG to display God as a dead-eyed cartoon.

Please. And I suppose that there are many former Sunday School curriculum artists and illustrators of Christian children's books now burning in Hell for it, also?

But, assuming you're 100% right, should Christians go bat guano crazy over drawings and paintings depicting God, or Jesus like the muzzies who wig out over drawings of Mohammed?

Oh, and — incidentally — "swear" is a verb.

38 posted on 05/16/2012 1:48:22 PM PDT by HKMk23 (GOPe 2012 MITT HAPPENS)
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To: cll

God unleashed a zot shot across the bow, as a warning.


39 posted on 05/16/2012 2:04:58 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. - Prov 22:3)
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