beschizza at January 20th, 2014 07:41 — #1
bexwhitt at January 20th, 2014 07:48 — #2
At least these people are marginalised in the UK unlike the USA where half of congress believe crap like that.
halloween_jack_ at January 20th, 2014 08:04 — #3
One of my minor problems with Charles Stross' The Apocalypse Codex was the disbelief that Britain would embrace American-style evangelism. My bad!
beschizza at January 20th, 2014 08:05 — #4
In all honesty, I don't think it will. But it is integrated into the mainstream as a kind of charming eccentricity, which gives it a peculiar and occasionally powerful level of exposure.
vettekaas at January 20th, 2014 08:09 — #5
ooooh! glad he let us know. I guess all the tolerated male homosexuality was why Rome only hung on for 1,000 years or so. We could have all been Romans were it not for the gays!
caspar01 at January 20th, 2014 08:11 — #6
The UKIP Weather parody twitter account already has 74k followers after just 48 hours and 18 tweets.
andywash at January 20th, 2014 08:27 — #7
spunkytws at January 20th, 2014 08:41 — #8
I think you're being generous if you think it's only half of Congress.
nell_anvoid at January 20th, 2014 08:43 — #9
Well, now that the UK has caught the wingnut bug...the least they can do is let us use their wonderful adjective to describe it. "Barmy" goes right to the top of my list of fun words.
nell_anvoid at January 20th, 2014 08:52 — #10
The interwebs are better for it.
acerplatanoides at January 20th, 2014 09:02 — #11
wait, now flooding is caused by too many dikes?
I'll see myself out
nelsie at January 20th, 2014 09:05 — #12
Well, we do get evangelist missionaries from the US occasionally, and some do appear in big venues. Plus we have the usual undercurrent of eccentrics around, of all stripes and flavours, including creationists and hellfire preachers. Nothing Charlie had occurring in Britain was totally out of line, except — maybe — the antagonist converting the cabinet over a breakfast meeting. But then again, Tony Blair.
daneel at January 20th, 2014 09:08 — #13
Totally not fruitcakes and loonies.
boundegar at January 20th, 2014 09:10 — #14
The gentleman has a very odd understanding of the word "gospel."
waetherman at January 20th, 2014 09:12 — #15
Map of tornado danger:
Map of public support for marriage equality:
spunkytws at January 20th, 2014 09:24 — #16
I used to work with a woman from Ireland who would describe people like this politician as "gormless".
Not only is it an incredibly fun word to say but I love the implication that intelligent people have a lot of gorm.
awfulhorrid at January 20th, 2014 09:28 — #17
I'm not sure if I'm more comforted or horrified that this same kind of ass-hattery goes on in the UK as it does in the US. I mean I'm not the least bit surprised, but I'm used to thinking of the UK's right wingers as somewhat sane when compared to our brand of right wing loonies.
timquinn at January 20th, 2014 09:32 — #18
This would be to cover for the very real sins that have actually contributed to the problem, I presume.
It isn't as if it is all that hard to track.
tintera at January 20th, 2014 09:33 — #19
That guy's a dead ringer for Walter Mondale.
imb at January 20th, 2014 09:38 — #20
What accounts for the drought in California? Too many straight people?
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