Sorry to say that I don’t have much to write about today. Not only has Donald Trump sucked all of the oxygen out of the room, I also spent the weekend renovating my living room, which started out an icy shade of slate green with really old wine-colored furniture and black curtains. After two days of work repainting, repairing, and redecorating, it’s finally done, and I think it came out pretty well! I am just waiting on delivery of the new blue rug to tie it all together.
I’ve tried to avoid commenting on the random utterances of the Xplrr Media team, but on Inauguration Day, they offered a ridiculous set of tweets alleging that former First Lady Michelle Obama was pledging allegiance to the Holy Bloodline of the Jesus Spawn when placing her hand over her heart before boarding an Air Force jet to depart Washington, D.C. As Mrs. Obama placed her hand over her heart, her index and pinkie fingers were slightly splayed relative to her middle and ring fingers, which were touching one another. Scott Wolter and J. Hutton Pulitzer identify his hand formation, created by the anatomy of the hand (it is how my own fingers naturally fall), as the secret symbol of Mary Magdalene, whom they allege to be the wife of Jesus Christ and the mother of his children, who are the ancestors of most world leaders.
In a tweet, Wolter praised Obama for her gesture, calling it an act of “hope” against the incoming Trump administration and implying that it represents that Holy Bloodline’s resistance to Trump: “It was authentic as it gets; her way of saying don’t lose hope.” Pulitzer, who is an outspoken supporter of Trump, disagreed, prompting Wolter to reply that the message was not for “everybody.” The two continued their disagreement on Saturday, with Wolter alleging that the Obamas have secret Jesus Bloodline knowledge and Pulitzer claiming that the Democratic couple do not share in ancient knowledge possessed by esoteric brotherhoods.
More important, though, is what happened when one of Wolter’s followers raised the issue that differences in human anatomy govern where the fingers fall when a hand is at rest. Wolter said that he would “respectfully agree to disagree” with the most logical interpretation of facts in favor of his own pet conspiracy theory, which he has advocated since his 2013 book Akhenaten to the Founding Fathers.
1/22/2017 10:42:51 am
The Obamas kept Jesus' bones in the White House basement. To suggest otherwise is shameful and wrong. Period.
1/22/2017 10:34:40 pm
I read through a reliable alternative fact website that the bones are now in the basement of the Alamo.
1/31/2017 02:22:09 am
along with PeeWee's bike....
1/22/2017 10:49:04 am
WOW I saw these tweets, next they will say they were part of the Illuminati ...
1/22/2017 11:52:01 am
Nice job on the living room, Jason. What color did you use on the walls? And did you make that cat castle on the other side of the doorway?
1/22/2017 01:51:01 pm
It's called "Somerville Red" and is one of Benjamin Moore's set of historic American colors taken from Colonial-period American houses. Honestly, it's a little more purple than the chip made it seem, but it is a beautiful color on the wall.
1/22/2017 12:22:15 pm
I checked out some of the Xplrr stuff on Twitter and and it's about what I expected. Curiously, I saw Pulitzer put a small video with a still from 300 championing the 300 for defending liberty and asking what can happen if 300 million of us (presuming Americans) stood together. I can appreciate the message, but evidently questioning the appropriateness of the Spartans as defenders of liberty meant I was trolling and just trying to find fault in something.
1/22/2017 12:53:53 pm
Congratulations on the living room, it looks nice.
1/22/2017 12:56:25 pm
Clearly, a descendant of Jesus braved the trip through the Middle East to China to Japan. Man, these guys get around don't they?
Not the Comte de Saint Germain
1/22/2017 01:14:38 pm
Too late, Dr. Halsey. It's very hard to make up a ridiculous fringe theory, because the fringe theorists have usually beaten you to it. Apparently the REAL tomb of Jesus is in the village of Shingo in Aomori Prefecture.
1/22/2017 09:24:24 pm
Actually the Catholic Church had quite a history in Japan until they were ejected. Word search "Japanese Jesus of Shingo" and see what you get. I think this was in the sixteenth and seventeenth century if I remember correctly.
1/22/2017 01:41:08 pm
The bloodline part of this post leaves me Completely confused, and quite amused.
1/22/2017 01:47:55 pm
Putting your hand in that position, Wolter says, makes an "M" sign (though it would be an "E" or a "W" unless you are point downward) which stands for Mary Magdalene. Allegedly, the symbol also refers to the Knights Templar because M is the 13th letter of the alphabet, and the Templars were suppressed on Friday the 13th (even though M was the 12th letter in those days, before "j" was invented).
1/22/2017 02:35:48 pm
The room looks nice, you really did a good job. If you're not busy in the next couple of years I have a couple of rooms that really need attention.
1/22/2017 02:51:41 pm
I wish we could get through one day, one public event, without a raving lunatic blasting his/her pet conspiracy BS into the atmosphere.
1/22/2017 03:58:03 pm
Having a cat tower on every floor may be a sign of the Holy Cat Bloodline of the great Felis Domesticus Jesus in modern times.
1/22/2017 04:59:05 pm
Great job on the room!
1/22/2017 05:02:25 pm
Sparta was about as far away from a republic given one did not have the basic right, that of your body as u can get. Old j Hutton needs to read a little Cicero or Edmund Burke or TJ. As for mr Wolter his "I'm a geologist so I'm objective and fact based" is long gone. I seriously doubt he will ever get another gig on cable maybe destination USA? He certainly devaluing the perception of a BA in geology in most skeptics minds...
1/22/2017 08:36:21 pm
I think it's more likely that Michelle Obama's hand placement was an effort to convey gang symbols to the residents of the Obama's former home city of Chicago where the indiscriminate killing of young people of color by young people of color is obviously the result of Donald Trump's ridiculous reality show and not due to misguided policies of the far left progressive/liberal movement
1/23/2017 06:21:13 am
"I am just waiting on delivery of the new blue rug to tie it all together" said "The Dude".
1/23/2017 11:59:48 am
Probably not an intended 'gang sign' but rather a subconscious throwback. Even so, Michelle or Barak could be on talk shows, and should start dissin' the establishment, yo.
1/23/2017 11:53:54 pm
Well, room looks really good, I have to admit!
1/29/2017 12:32:27 pm
It's the Vulcan salute but secretly disguised as the fingers just do the opposite. She is clearly an alien!
1/29/2017 02:26:41 pm
Nice job on the decor. The photo of Jesus, Mary Magdalene and the kids posing in front of Rosslyn Chapel really pulls the room together.
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