Thursday, November 05, 2015

In the interest of fairness here is a Democrat saying something just as crazy about God as the Republicans often do.

Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal:

“God’s plan is not for things to rise in autumn. As a matter of fact, that’s why we call it fall,” Mr. Sherman said during a House Financial Services Committee hearing with Ms. Yellen. 

“Nor is it God’s plan for things to rise in the winter, through the snow,” he continued, forgetting, perhaps, that the Christmas rose and winter jasmine do quite well, snow notwithstanding. 

Mr. Sherman then sought to bring Ms. Yellen closer to the divine. 

“God’s plan is that things rise in the spring, and so if you want to be good with the Almighty, you might want to delay until May,” he said.

I'm sorry WTF?

As you may have gleaned Rep. Brad Sherman is a Democrat from California.

One would usually not expect a Democrat from California to invoke God in their arguments against raising the interest rate, but apparently Sherman did not get the memo.

I still would not place it in Ben Carson's Egyptian pyramid category, but it IS fairly nutty.

Just for fun watch the face of the guy right in front of Sherman around the 38 second mark as he starts talking about "God's plan." He looks to be desperately fighting to keep a straight face knowing full well that the C-Span cameras are pointed in his direction.


  1. Anonymous4:51 PM

    Okay, how many of us will admit they thought he was talking about an erection and the evils of artificial aids like Viagra.

    1. Anonymous6:23 PM

      Speaking of which, we just got our insurance package from my husband's former company, they are limiting the little blue pills to 8 per month. I have no idea what they covered before, but I respect some major outrage from the RW over this. How dare they? Why, the men won't have enough to visit their mistress twice a week and still pretend they love their wives. And meanwhile, contraceptive coverage is still a battle.

  2. Anonymous5:06 PM

    Somebody needs to inform him that Earth has a Southern Hemisphere.

    1. Boscoe4:21 AM

      Maybe he was just trying to speak to the Republicans in a language they could understand?

  3. Anonymous5:39 PM

    Sherman is my congressman in California. He is a very conservative Jew and certainly believes in his version of God.
    I'm not too fond of the guy

  4. Anonymous5:45 PM

    It doesn't matter what party religious people are adhered to, there is something in their brains that prevents them from thinking rationally.

  5. Anonymous6:40 PM

    No one is crazier than that fucking bastard from Texas Loony Louie Gommert. Oh to be able to shove a bible straight up his asshole without any lube!

  6. Anonymous6:46 PM

    You know, I'm sure the Scandinavian leaders stand before their government committees speculating on when Odin prefers to raise the interest rates. Stop laughing.


    1. Anonymous1:54 AM

      LOL, the guy in the front did the best face-palm and you can see how hard he's trying not to laugh. :-) The woman behind him is laughing the whole time.

  7. Anonymous7:49 PM

    I just had a flashback to about 14 years ago. I went on a couple of dates with a guy who was studying to be a Wiccan priest. He was explaining to me how there was a goddess for each of the seasons and yadayadayada. Now, I have the utmost respect for Wiccans. They appear to be a peaceful, earth-loving people. But the engineer/atheist in me had to question what legitimacy this religion has not only outside our planet, but anywhere on this planet close enough to the equator to have less than four seasons. I was in no way ridiculing him; I was genuinely interested. He had no answer, but I think I made him question his religion. That's not a bad thing, is it? ;)

  8. Anonymous9:12 PM

    Mr. Brad Sherman sounds like he's channeling Chance the Gardener, a.k.a. Chauncey Gardiner from the movie "Being There"

    1. channeling Chance the Gardener (approx 2 min)

    2. Anonymous11:27 PM

      Yeah, totally [laughing]...

      President Bobby: "Mr. Gardner, do you agree with Ben, or do you think that we can stimulate growth through temporary incentives?"

      [Long pause]

      Chance the Gardener: "As long as the roots are not severed, all is well. And all will be well in the garden."

      President Bobby: "In the garden."

      Chance the Gardener: "Yes. In the garden, growth has it seasons. First comes spring and summer, but then we have fall and winter. And then we get spring and summer again."

      (Source: IMDB)

  9. Guys like that (and ESPECIALLY Ben Carson) have either not read the Bible, or fell asleep when they got to Matthew 6--

    "Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven."

    A couple verses later is the one I like to stick in the face of those who whine and snivel about school states that you are to find a place to be alone to pray, so that no one else sees or hears you...because if they do, the one you are supposedly praying to, will turn his back and refuse to acknowledge your prayer.

    1. Anonymous4:58 AM

      Reward based religions usually have a catch-22.

    2. Leland1:32 PM

      He's Jewish. He doesn't read the bible!

  10. Phyllis2:03 AM

    If you people read the article you will know that he later put out a tweet where he said that he didn't actually think that God had an interest in our monetary policy, but if she did he was sure that she would prefer that the Fed not raise the rates in the winter.

  11. Anonymous3:38 PM

    I'm sorry, I misplaced my "WTF to English" dictionary, is anyone fluent enough to explain what just came out of smiley's mouth? The closest I figure is Bullshit.


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