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Posted by: Helen Philpot | June 26, 2015

I’ll take the all-you-can-eat shrimp buffet, but hold the Republican presidential candidate, please.

Margaret, is it a sad day, indeed.  I was just reading the news about how America has gone against the word of God with the latest Supreme Court ruling.  I am just beside myself.  If any of those judges were to just read the bible, they would clearly see the error of their judgment in the Book of Leviticus.

Thou shalt not cut your hair roundwise: nor shall you shave your beard. (Chapter 19 Verse 27)

No. Wait a minute.  That’s not it.  It’s another chapter.  That one was used by the court when they ruled on Supercuts vs. Bad Hair Days.

Let’s see.  Oh yes, here it is:

Thou shalt not eat shrimp or lobster.  (Chapter 11 Verse 9)

Darn.  That’s not it either.  That one was used when the court ruled on The Olive Garden vs. Red Lobster.

Where is it?  Oh yes.  Leviticus Chapter 18.  Here it is:

Thou shalt not approach a women during menstruation. (Verse 19)

On second thought, Margaret, I am not sure what all the fuss is about.  If you don’t agree with gay marriage, don’t marry someone with a roundwise haircut and serve shrimp at the reception.

So now that we have that settled, let’s get back to what is really important… Racism and Hate Groups.

I tend to agree with the President.  That Confederate Flag belongs in a museum.   But freedom of expression is very important, so I also agree with Senator Lindsey Graham who says that flag is “part of who we are” as South Carolinians.  And I struggle like all of the Republican Presidential Candidates do with offending everyone who flies the confederate flag.   I think individuals who want to display that flag should be able to hang it in the back window of their pick-ups for all to see.  That way, the rest of us will know that they are Republicans and can avoid uncomfortable political conversations with them over dinner at Red Lobster.

The way I see it, you can use your bible to justify hatred, and you can use the First Amendment to justify your right to express your hatred.   Or you could pull your head out of your ass and realize that you pick and choose which bible verse to quote with as much ignorance as you pick and choose which Republican Presidential Candidate to nominate.

Call me crazy, honey, but sometimes I wonder whatever happened to common sense.

I mean it.  Really.

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  1. […] a bonus post here. Both are from late last month, so here’s an update on the number of conservative Christians […]

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  2. Thank you..good to have you back!

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  3. I complained as well, but it’s still blocked.

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  4. i was blocked from posting this on Facebook too…….Amazing! I made a complaint about it.

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  5. I can’t believe this has been blocked from Facebook linking. What about the First Amendment? Great post though ladies.

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  6. Amen, Sister Helen!!

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  7. Amen, Sister Helen!

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  8. Snort! I don’t think many folks appreciate the concept, let alone practice, common sense at this point in history.

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  9. Ladies you know how to make a person’s day. Sunshine to you both.

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  10. Once again you hit it out of the park!

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  11. Thank you.

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  12. What thou sayest!

    Now must have pie! Where’s the pie!

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  13. Thank you for being there and speaking truth so clearly.

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  14. Love this! Truer words seldom spoken. Go girls!

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  15. Right on, as always.

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  16. I like shrimp and lobster and Margaret and Helen. So there!

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  17. Thank you, Helen, for saying pretty much everything better than I could. This has been a fantastic week for the US, and your post makes it better still.

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  18. Genius.

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  19. More please! Love you. Mean it. Really.

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  20. I could not have said it better, thank you.

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  21. I’m so happy that you’re back. I’ve always had a problem with the “pick & choose” Bible readers. Taking any verse out of context leaves me scratching my head wondering what seminary they attended. Calling them out on all the verses they choose to ignore was hilarious.

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  22. As echoed above, yay! You are back. You are the icing on the cake to the end of a wonderful couple of days. Thank you for saying so succinctly what rattles in my brain.

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  23. It seems to me that the issue of that flag is that it has no business being displayed in any government campus where citizens conduct their citizen business.

    If people want to display that thing on their mudflaps, their private property, their jeans, the top of their Dodge, or even, so help me, have it printed on their condoms, that should be a private matter between a man and his hound. Just like other kinds of private matters. There will always be insensitive people, however, and the best we can do is … well, we can take a tip from those Rob Lowe ads and “don’t be that guy”.

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  24. BWAHAHAHAHA! And she’s BACK!

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  25. It’s always a bright spot in my day when I get an email notification about one of your blog posts!! This one did NOT disappoint! You’re amazing!!

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  26. I love your posts, and you rarely need correction, but note that “chose” is the past tense and “choose” is the present tense.

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  27. Thank You! Concise and insightful as always – we young’ins I won’t be a card carrying geezer til next month – need your spot on view!

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  28. Bravo!!!

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  29. OMG! You speak the way I think! Every time!

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  30. You have my vote if you ever run for anything. Welcome back, love that you have ads now!!

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  31. Thanks Helen! Good summary on the state of everything. I enjoyed it.

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  32. That’s “my girl”……I have missed you!

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  33. Spot on, Helen! Thank you!

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  34. Some big news days yesterday and today! I am a happy camper. I hope there is not another incident ever like what happened to my friend Rudy. His partner of 17 years had a heart attack in front of him and died at age 48. Rudy was denied being with his partner by the ambulance and police that responded and denied again being with him at the hospital as he lay dying. It was just the wrongest wrong ever. To all the other Rudy’s out there, get married now and enjoy all the rights of being a legal partner. The way it should be! Just don’t eat at Red Lobster, I think it is against the Bible, really!

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  35. Hysterical and right on as usual. Thank you …nothing like the truth to set you free hahahaha

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  36. Finally, something worth reading in my “inbox”. Preach it, Helen!

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  37. Love you keep it comin!

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  38. Reblogged this on inkenheimer and commented:
    My dream is to be worthy to follow Helen Philpot, and if we’re lucky, she ain’t going for a while.

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  39. I think you two have more common sense than most people over the age of five! It will be interesting to see what spin is put on the SCOTUS recent decisions and what the 13 Republican candidates will campaign on. I suppose a big part of it will be attacking Hillary because I don’t think any of them have a coherent thought and won’t be able to campaign on anything else.

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  40. Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

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  41. Margaret & Helen, you are most precious to me and your posts are always spot on!

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  42. Thank you! That was wonderful. Grandma Beth

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  43. Reblogged this on Central Oregon Coast NOW.

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  44. Good to see your new post. I agree that those redneck bigots should display the Confederate flag in their trucks. I definitely do not want to discuss shrimp policies with them at the Red Lobster. Keep promoting common sense, Helen. We need lots more of it these days.

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  45. I raise my shrimp cocktail to you, Helen. I mean it.

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  46. Love your posts…I put this one on FB.

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  47. Great to have you back…can’t think of anyone we’d rather celebrate common sense with that the two of you!

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  48. Me too Helen, me too. Can’t seem to figure out where the heck it’s gone (common sense that is)…

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  49. Thank you thank you thank you. You say exactly what is in my head every time. Spooky, yes. You are a breath of fresh air in an otherwise climate change challenged world.

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  50. Yay! You’re back! Great post as always.

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