Mr. Pitiful: Charles Johnson Cuts & Pastes & Propagates Misinformation

Charles Johnson Rumpswab

You ready for the dissection? Here we go. The story Charles Johnson refers to links here, where we find this:

The resolution grew out of a dispute between the American Civil Liberties Union and the Rowan County Board of Commissioners. In a federal lawsuit filed last month same time with, the ACLU says the board has opened 97 percent of its meetings since 2007 with explicitly Christian prayers.

Overtly Christian prayers at government meetings are not rare in North Carolina. Since the Republican takeover in 2011, the state Senate chaplain has offered an explicitly Christian invocation virtually every day of session, despite the fact that some senators are not Christian.

Got that? The State of North Carolina is under attack by the ACLU for opening prayer at state sessions, so in defense and to defeat the frivolous lawsuits, the State proposes to legalize Christian prayer via legislation. In other words, North Carolina was goaded into action by the actions of the liberal ACLU.

But that’s not how the story is presented by Mr. Cut-N-Paste. “It’s an explicit violation of the First Amendment of the US Constitution,” he says, and he’s completely wrong.

Amendment I
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

The key word is Congress, Chuck, and the State of North Carolina is not it. The ACLU is attempting to prohibit the free exercise thereof, and that’s what the story is about.

“The word for this is ‘theocracy’,” claims Mr. Charles F. Rumpswab, thus displaying his basic lack of understanding about what the word means. The “fanatical religious nutjobs who are wasting money on pointless anti-Constitutional legislation” are the ACLU weasels, Chuck.

[BTW,  Charles cut and pasted this unoriginal image from istockphoto, so we modified it for purposes of this post; otherwise the screencap was left untouched.]

8 Comments on “Mr. Pitiful: Charles Johnson Cuts & Pastes & Propagates Misinformation”

  1. Nazis Under The Bed says:

    Love the graphic, bunk. I assume Charles Johnson Street next intersects with…

    Penis, penis, penis, lol street followed by a round-about with Geller Avenue and an abrupt termination at Breitbart Court.

  2. archonix says:

    I just read the article. “Republican takeover”. The implication is that they somehow overthrew the legitimate government. Yet if you say that Obama and the Democrats have “taken over” you get called rayciss. How one-sided.

    The state’s argument is a little flakey though. The supreme court must decide constitutionality. They should have stuck purely to arguing that the constitution doesn’t restrict the acts of the states in this matter – they are sovereign as he says, they may apply whatever laws they like. Only the federal government is prevented from establishing a religion in order to prevent the federal government from overruling the will of the states and the people.

    Again and again and again I find that I know more about the US system of government than many Americans… it’s depressing.

    • gizbot7 says:

      The state’s argument is a little flakey though. The supreme court must decide constitutionality. They should have stuck purely to arguing that the constitution doesn’t restrict the acts of the states in this matter – they are sovereign as he says, they may apply whatever laws they like.

      Hear ya on that, but sometimes you have to overreach a bit in order to get the desired outcome. Case in point: Obamacare.

  3. Pakimon says:

    Chunky is waiting with open maw for another Reddit bukkake firehose.

    The best part is that Chunky didn’t even cut n’ paste, much less write that post yet he’s on Twitter claiming credit.

    A brief little Alexa spike at best before returning to usual flatlining. 😆

  4. Pakimon says:

    DenseWench seems to be in quite a tizzy over efforts to block the flood of illegal aliens.

    Nothing must stop the flow of donkeys over the border to satiate the Wench’s “special needs”. 😆

  5. dwells38 says:

    This is kinda fun and something Chunky Boo Boo would find inspiring:

    Ron Fournier doubles down on sycophantic –

    It’s the perfect doublethink tone that the Alinskyite crowd has been perfecting. Ya see 2 for 22 b-ball shooting just shows HOW GREAT YOU ARE!! Not that you secretly sense you’re failing badly and hence, subconsiously prove it through your inability to even make a layup. Despite being tall, half-black and look to be physically fit. No that can’t be the case.

    Reminds me of a Ben Stein show from about 12 years ago or so, where one of the players was a black man and his occupation was doctor. Yet this guy got no questions right. I kid you not. Not the simplest, easiest shit that even I knew. Maybe one but I mean it was flop-sweat city. It was so bad Ben was making jokes about “I’m glad you’re not my doctor”. I mean seriously how do you get through medical school and you can’t answer even a few trivia questions?? Wouldn’t performance anxiety even have been long addressed back in all those 8 years of exams?? How the hell did he get through? Suspicions of affirmative actions begin to creep in.

    And does anyone think GW Bush would have shot that bad? He threw a pitch out once or twice, right and managed to get it over the plate as I recall.

    • OLT's Stoopid Is As Stoopid Does says:

      Sheila Jackson-Lee has a law degree. A nice one. And a fancy-pants Ivey League BA.

      “Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee earned a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University with honors, followed by a J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School.”

      However, all of this “education” has failed her on numerous occasions. My favorite (buried in this article) is her question on Neil Armstrong’s flag. During the Mars rover “Curiousity” mission. Oops.

  6. Eh. This NC legislation is basically the same stuff the US Congress and several states have passed to ward off the ACLU’s lawsuits. They want to exercise religion freely by having prayers before meetings and they want to preserve the prayer-leaders’ freedom of speech.

    Chuck wants no prayers at all or, failing that, only state-approved ones, which is to say he wants ESTABLISHED religion ONLY.

    I think he actually favors the establishment route, i.e., the state-approved religion that leaders like Stalin, Hitler, and the Chinese set up. After all, like the leftist kids whose homework he copies, he’s never complained about Obama’s constant Bible-thumping, public displays of religiosity, and routine attendance at government prayer events. As long as the church has Mein Kampf or Little Red Book on the altar, it’s all good.