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31. What did you want from me? I sent you two boats and a helicopter.
Sun Jan 30, 2022, 10:42 AM
Jan 2022

A storm descends on a small town, and the downpour soon turns into a flood. As the waters rise, the local preacher kneels in prayer on the church porch, surrounded by water. By and by, one of the townsfolk comes up the street in a canoe.
"Better get in, Preacher. The waters are rising fast."
"No," says the preacher. "I have faith in the Lord. He will save me."
Still the waters rise. Now the preacher is up on the balcony, wringing his hands in supplication, when another guy zips up in a motorboat.
"Come on, Preacher. We need to get you out of here. The levee's gonna break any minute."
Once again, the preacher is unmoved. "I shall remain. The Lord will see me through."
After a while the levee breaks, and the flood rushes over the church until only the steeple remains above water. The preacher is up there, clinging to the cross, when a helicopter descends out of the clouds, and a state trooper calls down to him through a megaphone.
"Grab the ladder, Preacher. This is your last chance."
Once again, the preacher insists the Lord will deliver him.
And, predictably, he drowns.
A pious man, the preacher goes to heaven. After a while he gets an interview with God, and he asks the Almighty, "Lord, I had unwavering faith in you. Why didn't you deliver me from that flood?"
God shakes his head. "What did you want from me? I sent you two boats and a helicopter."

--- and Three different vaccines....

Too bad the former and disgraced trooper died because of his idiotic belief that somehow, SWBTATTReg Jan 2022 #1
I guess his "final sign-off" BigmanPigman Jan 2022 #2
Just idiotic. n/t iluvtennis Jan 2022 #3
And this.... twodogsbarking Jan 2022 #4
America is getting stronger as these idiots cull themselves from the herd IronLionZion Jan 2022 #5
Watch me grave dance...again. Lunabell Jan 2022 #6
This is just so very sad. mahina Jan 2022 #7
It is sad the man chose so poorly because his political leaders didn't care if he died. ZonkerHarris Jan 2022 #11
Also true. mahina Jan 2022 #17
No. Not hardly. paleotn Jan 2022 #40
Cheers mahina Jan 2022 #43
He openly defied the governor AND common sense. AngryOldDem Jan 2022 #53
I've been wondering if he was going to pull through... I looked for news just yesterday. liberalla Jan 2022 #8
This type of "reasoning" in beyond my comprehension and for the most part I have given up riversedge Jan 2022 #51
May his anus be free of worms for all of eternity. Rest in Peace, brave sir. Missn-Hitch Jan 2022 #9
Oh well. ... So, how about those 49ers? ZonkerHarris Jan 2022 #10
Very sad ,he just make a bad decision base in conspiracies .Rest in peace . Naio Jan 2022 #12
My empathy is exhausted SpankMe Jan 2022 #13
Second that Rebl2 Jan 2022 #14
Third that SouthernDem4ever Jan 2022 #21
I generally don't wish death on anyone Major Nikon Jan 2022 #16
Just because someone is liberal doesn't mean they have to have empathy for every situation and JI7 Jan 2022 #24
Long ago I stopped caring about the antivaxxers... now I also have ZERO pity for their families. NurseJackie Jan 2022 #29
same here gopiscrap Jan 2022 #44
If you cannot believe the truth about an issue, often you pay the price. Stuart G Jan 2022 #15
Zero sympathy. PoindexterOglethorpe Jan 2022 #18
some time's being just dumb , can lead to just being "dead" ! --- monkeyman1 Jan 2022 #19
And Darwin wins again. TomSlick Jan 2022 #20
Karma That motherfucker. nvme Jan 2022 #22
The Governor got the last word. Historic NY Jan 2022 #23
got to bend over & kiss his ass goodbye ! monkeyman1 Jan 2022 #25
Jay Inslee tried to save his ass. krispos42 Jan 2022 #26
Yup, if he had only listened to Gov. Inslee Farmer-Rick Jan 2022 #33
Darwin Award First Class to the former trooper... /nt artemisia1 Jan 2022 #27
LeMay committed suicide by Covid. n/t area51 Jan 2022 #28
Yeah, I've thought that these fools were suicidal too Farmer-Rick Jan 2022 #35
Phucks to Give. Icanthinkformyself Jan 2022 #30
Exactly, there's one shit for brains who won't infect another person. Ligyron Jan 2022 #41
What did you want from me? I sent you two boats and a helicopter. mackdaddy Jan 2022 #31
But at least he died proud and free. n/t malthaussen Jan 2022 #32
If there really was a Q, he/she would be proud Major Nikon Jan 2022 #34
It's funny how they consider it freedom to risk dying from COVID Farmer-Rick Jan 2022 #36
Dead is dead. paleotn Jan 2022 #38
Hey...Covid Dancing Moralizers.....I'm dancing again! paleotn Jan 2022 #37
K and R oasis Jan 2022 #39
will... myohmy2 Jan 2022 #42
Iam over joyed that the fucker died gopiscrap Jan 2022 #45
It is the ultimate "Hold my pee and watch this." twodogsbarking Jan 2022 #46
I love it when a frog croaks RainCaster Jan 2022 #47
Between the horse dewormer and the urine cocktails... Mazeltov Cocktail Jan 2022 #48
Boohoohoo Mysterian Jan 2022 #49
Another Darwin Award winner ailsagirl Jan 2022 #50
When people get on me about lack of sympathy... AngryOldDem Jan 2022 #52
I wonder how many people that stupid asshole pass the virus on to Skittles Jan 2022 #54
I'm sorry. Was buffing my nails. Did I miss anything? niyad Feb 2022 #55
I seriously don't understand why people are committing suicide for TFG. Emile Feb 2022 #56
I truly do Amy_Jones_90 Feb 2022 #57
too bad, so sad...... CRK7376 Feb 2022 #58
This message was self-deleted by its author CRK7376 Feb 2022 #59
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