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Posts by SKempis

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  • My last post: in Silence

    05/17/2002 11:38:59 AM PDT · 76 of 137
    SKempis to Rebelbase;knighthawk
    Rebel said, Most of the time the replies are a mixture of "good riddence", "don't let the door....." and an occasional "we'll miss you".

    Instead you are being praised. There is no shame in coming back.

    Dittos. I never respond to opii, but yours is different, knighthawk. Not only did you make a valid point, but almost everyone agrees you must stay and fight.

    So, you must. : )

  • A generation sacrificed to hatred

    05/11/2002 5:22:07 PM PDT · 11 of 15
    SKempis to luvbach1
    At the first instance of an attack ... there must be mass deportation of alien muslims in America, revocation of the citizenship of those who display less than total loyalty

    I doubt we get to the first (deporting alien Muslims), much less revoking citizenships. The Liberals would go wild. Even suggesting it will provoke all sorts of measures to protect Muslims from any sort of discrimination.

  • Crown Prince Abdullah sets conditions for relations with Israel

    05/11/2002 9:57:16 AM PDT · 58 of 63
    SKempis to anapikoros
    Yes, and I believe such a short (2 year) previous residence requirement for refugee status was a unique to this situation. In other countries, the person had to have been living there much, much longer. Yet another double standard.
  • Stench Fills Jesus' Birthplace After Siege: PALIS TURN CHURCH INTO TRUCK STOP RESTROOM

    05/10/2002 7:41:52 PM PDT · 149 of 224
    SKempis to Dave S
    That is no excuse for the trashing of the joint, including altars or the theft of gold artifacts (reported by priests who left earlier). Considering the overall treatment and disrespect, if the only stench is coming from unflushed toilets, I will be shocked.
  • Stench Fills Jesus' Birthplace After Siege: PALIS TURN CHURCH INTO TRUCK STOP RESTROOM

    05/10/2002 7:36:44 PM PDT · 147 of 224
    SKempis to US admirer
    The thought has crossed my mind, but once I started seeing Palestinians use the abbreviation themselves on other forums, it ceased to be a concern.
  • Crown Prince Abdullah sets conditions for relations with Israel

    05/10/2002 7:19:57 PM PDT · 26 of 63
    SKempis to McGavin999
    And revoke the uniquely palestinian clause that defines refugees as anyone who had lived there for only 2(!) years.
  • Crown Prince Abdullah sets conditions for relations with Israel

    05/10/2002 7:04:35 PM PDT · 24 of 63
    SKempis to hangin' chad
    Without a Palestinian capital in Jerusalem there will be no peace. The Israelis have a choice.

    Yes, and the bad choice would be to let their enemies dictate their actions by threat of terrorism. Otherwise, they will just keep upping the ante.

    They are so hypocritical. It was fine for them to use war to win back the land of Israel, but it is not fine for Israel to keep the land they won when it didn't turn in the Arabs' favor. Now they want to use the "if you want peace, you must give us X" rule, while refusing to allow the Israelis to even exercise reprisal without crying foul. They want two sets of rules - anything goes for themselves, but the Israelis must be pacifists.

    Their idea of justice is antithetical to ours.

  • The Question of Jerusalem

    05/09/2002 2:30:59 AM PDT · 97 of 104
    SKempis to Mare Tranquilitatus; chunga
    "I really doubt that. I would suggest that Jews own behaviour over the millenia is the 100% cause of Jewish anti-Semitism today. If you don't believe that, just read your own posts to this thread, then think about it. What you sow is what you reap."

    If only I could use a killfile here. You and your friends just travel in packs, dumping your loads then moving elsewhere.

    1. Your "Jews get what they deserve" position is duly noted. With disgust.
    2. Your using Chunga as "proof" is only proof of your ignoring the fact that just as many or more Christians (myself included) have fought right along with the Jews. And if I am not mistaken, chunga is not Jewish.

    I agree with Alouette; the question of what happened to the "lost tribes" could be interesting. But spamming isn't. Nor is the refusal to admit when you've been "outed" as maliciously duplicitous as 3 posters were above. A few, including yourself only confirm that this topic draws bigots.

    Funny how the pack runs. I am convinced there is a bit of cloning going on.

  • About those anti-Jewish 'Christians': Joseph Farah nails anti-Semitism as rebellion against God

    05/09/2002 1:01:37 AM PDT · 4 of 15
    SKempis to JohnHuang2
    Agree with Joe on this or not, the fact is, articles like this drag out anti-Semites in droves. You just watch.

    For the record:

    -anti-Semitism is a sin just like racism against any group.
    -It is not anti-Semitic to criticise Israel. Even unfair bias against Israel can be based more on self-interest or liberal politics than any bias against Jews themselves.
    -The accusation of anti-Semitism does get made too often without justification.
    -Anti-Semites like to pretend those 2 facts make real anti-Semitism hard to identify.

    --There is disagreement between Christian religions about the current role of Israel from a Biblical perspective. The more literal the interpretation, the more likely the belief that Israel has not been replaced by a "spiritual Israel".

    ---No one here will settle that debate. LOL

  • **PHOTOS** (SOME GRAPHIC) Rishon Letzion Terror Attack

    05/08/2002 6:36:42 AM PDT · 78 of 91
    SKempis to Sloth
    I never said anyone was entitled to anything, that is why I stressed the "if". You are making a simple mathematical fact unneccesarily complicated.

    If you would not have voted for the conservative even if there were only 2 choices, then you did not help the Dem.

  • On Hating Israel: What we know but can t say out loud

    05/07/2002 10:10:47 PM PDT · 8 of 9
    SKempis to xsysmgr
    Thus, for some Westerners, it is not so much the facts of the last 50 years in the Middle East that drives their hatred of Israel.
    (...) Rather, the Palestinians are weak and the Israelis are strong. So — like the hosts of disadvantaged in America — Mr. Arafat and his minions are deserving of injured-party status as their birthright, getting a pass from liberal censure to mouth hatred and prejudice.
    In turn, the Israelis — almost like white affluent Republicans in America — are thought to be so strong and confident precisely because they are exploiters, and thus are held collectively responsible for the oppression and current plight of their long-suffering "victims."


  • **PHOTOS** (SOME GRAPHIC) Rishon Letzion Terror Attack

    05/07/2002 9:17:23 PM PDT · 61 of 91
    SKempis to Sloth
    It is right there - could not be more simple. Unless the 3rd party is a serious threat to the Dem, if you would have given your vote to the conservative, but did not, and instead took that vote and gave it to a third party, you helped the Democrat by giving him one less vote he must match against his real threat.

    Now, instead of your conservative vote cancelling Joe Blow's Dem vote, making the balance equal (con=+1, Dem=+1), Joe Blow's vote gives the dem advantage (con=0 Dem=+1), whatever the final outcome.

  • Live Thread....Sharon Press Conference.

    05/07/2002 8:53:17 PM PDT · 429 of 571
    SKempis to TheLurkerX
    "What if Bush and Sharon planned this."

    I've been operating under that assumption all along. Hope I'm right.

  • Live Thread....Sharon Press Conference.

    05/07/2002 8:24:53 PM PDT · 371 of 571
    SKempis to agrace
    Yes ma'am, I grew up with it. It's hard to ignore no doubt.
  • Live Thread....Sharon Press Conference.

    05/07/2002 8:21:57 PM PDT · 364 of 571
    SKempis to Zeroisanumber
    If Arafat cannot control Hamas, why should Israel negotiate with him?
  • Live Thread....Sharon Press Conference.

    05/07/2002 8:15:56 PM PDT · 351 of 571
    SKempis to NWU Army ROTC
    It's enough to make even a lot of us usual skeptics think twice. Hard to ignore the fact that such a tiny place could be the center of the world's attention. Hell, it's almost a pivot point. Spooky.
  • Live Thread....Sharon Press Conference.

    05/07/2002 8:05:54 PM PDT · 321 of 571
    SKempis to Lazarus Long
    "If in fact that Sharon and Bush have been on the same page all along and were giving Arafat the rope he needs to hang himself, then the plan worked.

    If, on the other hand, everything is as it appears and the Administration's equivocatuion and appeasement to the Arab world hasn't been for show, then Sharon just told us where we can stick our "peace" plan.

    ....And God bless him for doing so."


  • **PHOTOS** (SOME GRAPHIC) Rishon Letzion Terror Attack

    05/07/2002 7:49:33 PM PDT · 50 of 91
    SKempis to Sloth
    The one clear fact is that whoever votes third party benefits the opponent of that person's second choice. Thus, if you would have voted for a conservative over a Democrat, but voted third party, you helped the Democrat, and vice versa.
  • The Question of Jerusalem

    05/07/2002 12:10:14 PM PDT · 65 of 104
    SKempis to Chunga
    Did it suddenly get quiet in here, or what? <g>
  • The Question of Jerusalem

    05/07/2002 10:44:16 AM PDT · 63 of 104
    SKempis to Chunga
    No problem. I don't suffer fools gladly either.

    Welcome to FreeRepublic. : )

  • The Question of Jerusalem

    05/07/2002 10:38:16 AM PDT · 61 of 104
    SKempis to PaulKersey
    See post 60. Your BS quotient is nothing new to observers.
  • The Question of Jerusalem

    05/07/2002 10:35:44 AM PDT · 60 of 104
    SKempis to skraeling
    I wouldn't be criticising other people's intellect and maturity if I had shown myself to be willfully ignorant.

    It has been pointed out a few times that Chungra did not write what you keep saying he did. That is clear. Yet you persist.
    If you had integrity you would apologize, but instead you call names and accuse him of acting like a child.

    Now what were you saying about honor and truth? How much shame would it take to get you to apologize?

  • Iraq seeks to restore glories of Babylon

    05/06/2002 10:26:14 PM PDT · 33 of 33
    SKempis to Risky Schemer
    Yes, it is. This "Celtic/Anglo-Saxons as Lost Tribes" theory is repudiated by every credible archeologist, university and theologian from Protestants to Catholics. It was even rejected by the WorldWide Church of God once old Garner Ted died and they decided to drop the cultish aspects of his teachings.

    On the other hand, the theory is embraced by Gene Scott, that foul Miller (Eve slept with Satan and produced the Jews/Kenites) and a lot of other twisted minds you'll hear on shortwave radio and Satellite TV. (Not to mention the White supremacist groups) It is along the lines of the (innocuous but unfounded) Bible Code and the Pyramid cult. I've heard these guys come on talk shows to debate and inevitably, after being soundly defeated, they resort to tantrums (like Scott).

    Like other cults, these people are highly aggressive one-trick ponies, and as you see, try to claim their intellectual superiority and open mindedness as the reason they can, but the masses cannot see the "truth".

    Many swear they have nothing against Jews to avoid being shunned outright, and I'm sure some have been blindly lead into falling for it. But I have yet to personally see a subscriber to the theory who does not at least let their contempt for Jews slip through in their conversation.

    Be very wary, and remember: I Timothy 1:4 " ... take no heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in the faith".

  • The Arab - Nazi Connection

    05/06/2002 4:56:08 PM PDT · 17 of 59
    SKempis to Cachelot
    Uhoh. Now you're going to get the "all anyone has to do is disagree and they are called anti-Semitic" speech, as though no one notices his obsession with this particular group's sins. This will be followed by proof that the Jews deserve to be exposed and why he is on a mission to make sure they are. And he isn't doing it for any reason other than his strong sense of justice. He will not allow people to get the wrong idea - Jews must be humbled by their fellow Jews' sins, or justice isn't served and we good gentiles might continue believing Jews are perfect and thus not be on the lookout.

    Why we aren't all grateful for that is beyond him. So, if we post our observation of this tendency, rather than going along into a discussion of his favorite subject, we must be attacking the messenger in an attempt to cover up Jewish flaws.

    And a cigar is not a cigar, so rather than making an honest observation, we must be using one of those rules of something he read somewhere.

    At least he's consistent. ;)

  • The Arab - Nazi Connection

    05/06/2002 4:38:05 PM PDT · 16 of 59
    SKempis to dpwozney
    No more than we would believe you were intelligent if you claimed to be so.

    Your profile shows you to be a Troll. Probably a sleeper account. I'd report you, but you might be better off exposed.

  • The Invisible Hollywood Jews

    05/06/2002 4:33:53 PM PDT · 11 of 12
    SKempis to dpwozney
    A Hebrew. Your profile shows you to be obsessed with the question and more than a little strange. If you have a point to make, make it and defend it - if you can.
  • The Invisible Hollywood Jews

    05/06/2002 10:53:34 AM PDT · 7 of 12
    SKempis to SJackson
    This phenomenon proves that the greatest indicator of one's support is not whether they are gentile or jewish, but whether they are a moronic liberal or a wise conservative.

    Jews are not as homogenous as many think.


    05/05/2002 5:21:22 PM PDT · 8 of 28
    SKempis to MaxwellWolf
    "Out of the very stones they will fabricate such a tower of falsehoods
    that you can only stand and gape in wonder and admiration repugnance
    at their fruitful invention diabolical gall."
  • Human Rights Watch: No massacre in Jenin camp

    05/03/2002 3:42:41 PM PDT · 55 of 70
    SKempis to Askel5
    The fact we don't hear it about all nations is probably more reflective of the smallness of the population (compared to Iraq or Tibet...) in addition to current events bringing to fore the parallels, comparisons, and contrasts between America's war on terorism and Israel's.
  • Playing the Anti-Semitism Card

    05/03/2002 3:22:08 PM PDT · 42 of 42
    SKempis to fporretto
    Those who criticize Israel for her current attempts to protect her citizens from Palestinian terrorism, including the author of this article, might not be anti-Semitic, but they're certainly anti-common-sense.

    The problem here isn't necessarily anti-Semitism, a term which has been used to cloud this issue and many others when Israel might have been more justly criticized. The problem here is that the critics hold the Israelis to an impossible standard -- protect themselves without wielding force against the Palestinians -- while holding the Palestinians to no standard at all.


  • Human Rights Watch: No massacre in Jenin camp

    05/03/2002 2:56:37 PM PDT · 52 of 70
    SKempis to Askel5
    I believe one Israeli life counts for somewhere in the neighborhood of a couple thousand American lives. If I'm not mistaken, there was an article on the phenomenon recently.

    Isn't that an unjustly cynical interpretation and condemnation of what they have said? I have yet to see such a suggestion at all. All I have seen is reference to population numbers not value of individual lives lost.

    Referencing the proportional impact of x number of lives lost between countries is a very far cry from saying one life is worth more than another. The first is a legitimate statement on the impact upon a population, the latter is immoral.

    One has to be paranoid at best to disregard face-value and extrapolate such a sinister message from a legitimate statistical observation.

  • Hamas would accept Saudi peace plan, spokesman says

    05/03/2002 12:05:43 PM PDT · 47 of 68
    SKempis to D-fendr
    True. I should have said, "as literally as the context allows."
  • Human Rights Watch: No massacre in Jenin camp

    05/03/2002 12:01:05 PM PDT · 44 of 70
    SKempis to Askel5
    Are you serious?
  • Human Rights Watch: No massacre in Jenin camp

    05/03/2002 11:59:26 AM PDT · 43 of 70
    SKempis to Brytani
    Finally the truth comes out -

    1 Palestinian killed is a massacre, one innocent Jew killed by a homicide bomber is a reason to celebrate.

    May I nominate this for quote of the day?

  • Hamas would accept Saudi peace plan, spokesman says

    05/03/2002 6:17:22 AM PDT · 24 of 68
    SKempis to Jimmyclyde
    You are calling it nonsense without even enough knowledge about the subject to understand its source?

    Even those who don't necessarily agree with the interpretation know the references would take a book - they are all over the old and new testament. (I'm no scholar, and not taking a position either way, but if memory serves, ezekiel, daniel, thessalonians and revalations are a start)

    The difference between Christians who believe in the tribulation and the rapture and those who don't is determined by how literally they take the scripture. If they take it literally, they are likely to believe in it.

  • Hamas would accept Saudi peace plan, spokesman says

    05/03/2002 4:56:06 AM PDT · 9 of 68
    SKempis to xm177e2
  • Dear Mr. Sharon

    05/02/2002 9:33:08 PM PDT · 23 of 34
    SKempis to Texasforever
    They were asked not to initiate attacks however they were never told they could not defend themselves.

    You are losing credibility here. They were asked to stand down. To not respond. Let them bomb you and don't do anything but try to dodge the missiles and lick your wounds. Stop trying to deny the obvious.

    As for your demand that they kill Arafat to get your respect, get over yourself. That has been seriously discussed between Bush's people and Sharon. If the US would support it after the fact, and if those people (who know a hell of a lot more about the repercussions both politically and in terms of who would take his place) thought that would bring peace, you can believe it would have been done.

    Sorry, but your backseat foreign policy advising is no less ridiculous and presumptuous than the Bush Bashers'.

  • Dear Mr. Sharon

    05/02/2002 8:35:46 PM PDT · 20 of 34
    SKempis to Texasforever
    Tex, I agree with you about the Bush bashing and have stood with you against it. But friend, you're seriously over-reacting. Remember, one extreme isn't much better than the other. Especially if it keeps you from being realistic.

    It's not realistic to bash Sharon considering the real threat posed by the UN if the US can't or wont veto sanctions against Israel or a trial for "war crimes". And it isn't realistic to deny that Israel was asked to stand down during the gulf war.

    Draw your conclusions from the facts, not from defensiveness. You are too smart to let those who get off on bashing Bush for everything determine your position.

  • GOP leader: Palestinians should move to unsettled Arab lands

    05/02/2002 7:35:31 PM PDT · 119 of 168
    SKempis to hannosh4LtGovernor
    "...Palestinians who have more of a right to be there than the Israeli Occupiers and will not use our tax dollars to destroy Christian Holy sites.

    That would be funny if it weren't so indicative of your lack of judgement and morality. (And you call yourself a Christian?) With leaders like you, it's no wonder the reform party hasn't got a chance in America.

  • British humour

    05/02/2002 6:13:12 PM PDT · 20 of 22
    SKempis to pgobrien
    I don't know about the rest, but the "eating dogs" for the anorexics is hilarious.
  • GOP leader: Palestinians should move to unsettled Arab lands

    05/02/2002 4:25:58 PM PDT · 107 of 168
    SKempis to John_11_25
    The UN (which is the voice of the world community) states in Article 242, that Israel should move back to it's pre 1967 borders.

    No, it does not. That is nothing more than Arab propaganda. Read the resolution. The Arabs wanted it to call for them to retreat to those borders, but they were beaten in every vote. Instead, the resolution calls for the Arabs to acknowledge Israel's existence and end hostilities towards her, and Israel to withdraw to defensible borders determined through negotiations. The men who wrote the resolution explained many times that they did not expect Israel, as the defender, to give up all the land - that the pre-war borders were artificial and indefensible.

    Maybe if you learned the true history you might give up your irrational condemnation of Israel. Then again, considering the fact that even with information that is obvious to all you maintain a position in defiance of common sense, maybe not.

  • Thanks to protesters, children saw horrifying images

    04/28/2002 12:48:57 PM PDT · 269 of 499
    SKempis to erizona
    You are revolting. Moreover, you shame the name of Christianity by your obnoxiously rude and libelous rantings.

    There is no justification for maligning with false accusations people who have made it clear that they are not guilty of supporting the disgusting abortions - and yet you call yourself righteous.

    I'm done with you.

  • Thanks to protesters, children saw horrifying images

    04/28/2002 11:34:56 AM PDT · 262 of 499
    SKempis to PuNcH
    You need to read up on the thread. You and I agree. But erizona has a problem with us parents who decide not to tell the child the whole gory truth. In his words from post 209: "Obviously you can blow smoke up their tails like so many do about Santa Claus or the Tooth Fairy but hey, if lying to your children is what turns you on... go for it and watch as they one day kill your grandchildren."

    He not only thinks we are wrong to not tell them the gory truth, but throughout his posts, he accuses us of supporting abortion if we don't.

  • Saudi Denies Airport Demand Report

    04/28/2002 11:06:09 AM PDT · 12 of 36
    SKempis to LarryM; anniegetyourgun
    I don't think Bush knew, but I'd believe the very detailed stories of the flight controllers over a denial by these yahoos any day.
  • Thanks to protesters, children saw horrifying images

    04/28/2002 10:52:53 AM PDT · 257 of 499
    SKempis to erizona
    The fact that you as adults believe that you can deal with something your children can't shows just how sick and twisted out society has become.
    The fact that you think that a 3-5 year old child should be expected to deal with whatever an adult can deal with is what's sick and twisted.
    ...Listen, if it is to horrible for your child to look at or to embarrassing for you to find a way to explain how some mommies "CHOOSE" to torture their children to death then maybe it is time you stopped supporting the genocide.

    How dare you accuse us of supporting genocide simply because we don't think it is appropriate information for a three year old.

    I'm very tempted to tell you where you can put that thumb. (It's right about where your head is now.)

  • Palestinians Go House to House Killing Israelis

    04/28/2002 10:14:45 AM PDT · 731 of 1,049
    SKempis to veronica
    All ten of them? LOL

    I feel safe in estimating that for every anti-Israel poster here, there are 100 who think they are morons. Yet those few still talk as though the rest of must be Amen corner, seminar posters, or Jews who care more about Israel than America. LOL

    I guess it makes it easier for them to cope with the fact that their views would be welcome at DU.

  • Thanks to protesters, children saw horrifying images

    04/27/2002 11:54:46 PM PDT · 221 of 499
    SKempis to erizona
    "blowing smoke" ?????? - $%^#@

    erizona, you may think that is a healthy thing for a child to learn at that age, but many very Godly, conservtive, wise parents do not. I wont condemn your methods, but how dare you insult us for thinking some things are inappropriate information for our children to handle until older?

    Sorry, you aren't the only one who has insinuated as such, but some of the arrogance posted has really ticked me off.

  • In Defense of the Roman Catholic Church (Vanity)

    04/27/2002 5:50:33 PM PDT · 31 of 40
    SKempis to AlGone2001; uncbob
    I probably should have made myself more clear. Obviously, child abuse is a scourge to society and should not be tolerated. The legal system should be finding and punishing the guilty, and I hope most Catholics assist. The parents and victims need our full support.

    What I was referring to was the debate itself. As long as there are Catholics condemning their own, they don't need us fanning the flames. There is nothing we can do about it here, and as I said, all we do by sticking our nose into it is put good Catholics on the defensive, and that always makes for false-impressions of supporting the wrongs.

    I'm afraid a lot of Protestants are sounding joyful at the prospect of seeing the Church sin. I too have serious differences with the way they do things, but the structure of the church is something for catholics to decide.

    In other words, if we keep bashing them, then their focus is distracted from fixing the problem to rallying behind their religion as it is attacked from the outside.

  • Palestinians Go House to House Killing Israelis

    04/27/2002 4:28:59 PM PDT · 368 of 1,049
    SKempis to Texasforever; Democrats are liars
    If I really thought you were sincere in your beliefs and that you were representative of those that feel strongly about Israel, I would drop my support of Israel like a hot rock.

    He isn't. I wish he would knock it off too.

  • Palestinians Go House to House Killing Israelis

    04/27/2002 4:26:03 PM PDT · 365 of 1,049
    SKempis to Demidog
    LOL When all is lost, try to create a fact out of a claim even with evidence to the contrary. In your world, saying something might make it so, but it doesn't.

    You are too weak an opponent, so I'll leave you alone.