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Gallups appeared on Colmes radio show

Photo of Alan Colmes in headphonesI have Fox News blocked out on my TV, but I remember that Al Franken mentioned the token liberal Alan Colmes from Fox TV’s, as Franken put it, “The HANNITY and colmes Show”.

Gallups was all excited about his scheduled appearance on the Colmes’ radio show for 10-15 minutes yesterday. Generally one does not find the likes of Gallups appearing outside a friendly forum.

For some reason, Cold Case Posse sycophant Gallups never mentioned the President’s birth certificate, rather saying something about the end of the world. Quotes WorldNetDaily:

“Many students of the Word of God see a major alignment of ancient prophecies regarding the end times being fulfilled right before our eyes,” asserts Carl Gallups, pastor, radio host and author of “The Magic Man in the Sky: Effectively Defending the Christian Faith.” “More importantly, we are the first generation in history to see such dramatic and striking alignments.”

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36 Responses to Gallups appeared on Colmes radio show

  1. avatar
    Andrew Vrba, PmG September 12, 2013 at 12:23 pm #

    Not sure how Gallups is gonna handle not being able to shut people out, or be on a show where he can’t screen the calls.

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    realist September 12, 2013 at 12:30 pm #

    I thought the appearance was yesterday. Colmes asked Carl if Obama was the anti-christ. Carl didn’t do any birthering.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zVXVrwC3S4

    Is he appearing 2 days in a row?

    Perhaps I’m confused. 🙁

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    W. Kevin Vicklund September 12, 2013 at 12:33 pm #

    Announcement was for Wednesday night. On the PPSimmons link is a video of the ~15 minute segment.

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    Dr Kenneth Noisewater September 12, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

    Yeah Doc that was last night. Gallups appeared to talk about the end times and what he believes. He didn’t go birther as I don’t think Colmes would have allowed it. Colmes asked Gallups if he thought Obama was the antichrist only for Gallups to hedge. I guess Gallups forgot about several pieces he’s had on his site and a youtube video where it asks “Is Obama the Antichrist?” It goes on to claim Obama meets 12 of the 19 characteristics as mentioned in the bible. The problem in the video though is his criteria is derived from stretching the truth like claiming Obama is arrogant and a deceiver. Articles on Gallups site have talked about Obama having the spirit of the antichrist, etc.

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    Andrew Vrba, PmG September 12, 2013 at 1:04 pm #

    I love it when a birther goes all “deer caught in headlights”.

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    OReaLY Factor September 12, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

    Had a conversation several months ago with a leader in the Indiana House (so yes he is a Republican) – but also a friend of mine and generally good guy. Someone was complaining about how big Obama’s ego was and his response to them was priceless – “I’m sorry, but I think that the President if the United States needs to have a big ego. I certainly don’t want one that doesn’t, do you?”

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    Bob September 12, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

    Kinda of funny that he can ponder Obama being the anti-Christ but his Birtherism is too embarrassing.

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    gorefan September 12, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

    Gallups was on blogtalk radio on Tuesday. That was all birther all the time.

    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wheresobamasbirthcertificate/2013/09/11/carl-gallups-guest-obama-reveals-his-true-birth-date-video

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    Daniel September 12, 2013 at 2:23 pm #

    Bob:
    Kinda of funny that he can ponder Obama being the anti-Christ but his Birtherism is too embarrassing.

    Birtherism is falsifiable. The nature of God/”Obama in prophecy” isn’t.

    I suspect Gallups was given a list of topics that he had to agree no to talk about or the interview was off.

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    BatGuano September 12, 2013 at 2:25 pm #

    gorefan:
    Gallups was on blogtalk radio on Tuesday.

    at the 24 minute mark gallups mentions “the whole xerox debacle” and how they “have some surprising information there when that comes forward”.

    so much for “of no concern”.

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    The European September 12, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

    OReaLY Factor:
    Had a conversation several months ago with a leader in the Indiana House (so yes he is a Republican) – but also a friend of mine and generally good guy.Someone was complaining about how big Obama’s ego was and his response to them was priceless – “I’m sorry, but I think that the President if the United States needs to have a big ego.I certainly don’t want one that doesn’t, do you?”

    Big ego = uppity n…….. Good that you have that friend from the R-side. Always refreshing to be with decent people who do not share all of your thoughts. The other way round can be really boring.

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    misha marinsky September 12, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    Dr Kenneth Noisewater:Gallups forgot about several pieces he’s had on his site and a youtube video where it asks “Is Obama the Antichrist?” It goes on to claim Obama meets 12 of the 19 characteristics as mentioned in the bible.

    How many times do I have to say this? The anti-Christ will be Jewish. Michelle Obama has perhaps one Jewish ancestor; Obama does not have any. It is physically impossible for Obama to be that. Even Hagee gets it wrong:

    ‘The anti-Christ will be a homosexual and Jewish, as was Karl Marx as was Adolf H!tler.’

    Hagee is wrong too – Schicklgruber was Roman Catholic for his entire lineage.

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    OReaLY Factor September 12, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    European:

    “Big ego = uppity n…….. Good that you have that friend from the R-side. Always refreshing to be with decent people who do not share all of your thoughts. The other way round can be really boring.”

    Oh yes – he knew exactly what they meant – and I thought his response shot them down perfectly

    I do enjoy a good civil discussion and debate …. It just seems to be harder to come by these days

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    Benji Franklin September 12, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

    Bob: Kinda of funny that he can ponder Obama being the anti-Christ but his Birtherism is too embarrassing.

    Yeah, good point! But then, the politics of hatred is just a sideline for Carl; milking superstition is his real money crop. Con men have to keep their marks’ various demographics straight. When you’re exploiting people’s ignorance in more than one way, you’ve got to keep all your golden geese in a row.

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    Dr. Conspiracy September 12, 2013 at 4:47 pm #

    Obviously, this story needed rewriting.

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    Dr. Conspiracy September 12, 2013 at 5:46 pm #

    Since at least the 4th century, Christians a lot smarter then Carl Gallups have predicted the eminent end of the world. Martin Luther wrote:

    I do not wish to force any one to believe as I do; neither will I permit anyone to deny me the right to believe that the last day is at hand. These words and signs of Christ compel me to believe that such is the case. For the history of the centuries that have passed since the birth of Christ nowhere reveals conditions like those of the present.

    My response to Gallups: any day now.

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    Crustacean September 12, 2013 at 6:22 pm #

    That is apropos, given all the rewriting that end-times prophecies seem to undergo.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dates_predicted_for_apocalyptic_events

    But perhaps Gallups is right this time, and the end of days is just around the corner… any day now, right Carl?

    Dr. Conspiracy: Obviously, this story needed rewriting.

    EDIT: Whoa, Doc, I just saw your follow-up comment. I guess great minds DO think alike! 😀

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    justlw September 12, 2013 at 6:56 pm #

    Dr Kenneth Noisewater: It goes on to claim Obama meets 12 of the 19 characteristics as mentioned in the bible.

    Holy crap, that’s 11 more matches than the Birther Threshold of Incontrovertible Guilt! Or 12.

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    aarrgghh September 12, 2013 at 7:01 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy: Since at least the 4th century, Christians a lot smarter then Carl Gallups have predicted the eminent end of the world.

    two features of most standard sales pitches:

    1: “Many students of the Word of God see” = i can tell you’re a smart guy just for being here!

    2: “we are the first generation in history” = this is a first evah once-in-a-lifetime deal — act now before it’s too late!

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    Rickey September 12, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

    [Rickey, next time you comment, please remove that long URL after your name. That way you won’t go into moderation. Doc]

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    Since at least the 4th century, Christians a lot smarter then Carl Gallups have predicted the eminent end of the world. Martin Luther wrote:

    My response to Gallups: any day now.

    I remember flipping channels twenty years or so ago when I spotted Roy Rogers and Dale Evans being interviewed by televangelist Paul Crouch on Trinity Broadcasting Network. Rogers and Evans said that they were convinced that the end days would occur during their lifetimes. Rogers died in 1998, Evans in 2001, and the rest of us are still here.

    Hal Lindsey, another staple at TBN for years, began writing apocalyptic books in 1970. In one book he wrote “the decade of the 1980s could very well be the last decade of history as we know it.”

    The hucksters such as Gallups know that there is no shortage of gullible people who willingly buy into this tripe

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    Rickey September 13, 2013 at 2:20 am #

    I didn’t realize that URL was there. It should be gone now.

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    JPotter September 13, 2013 at 9:13 am #

    Rickey: In one book he wrote “the decade of the 1980s could very well be the last decade of history as we know it.”

    Urgency sells! 😀

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    Arthur September 13, 2013 at 9:56 am #

    Dr Kenneth Noisewater: Articles on Gallups site have talked about Obama having the spirit of the antichrist, etc.

    Gallups, or others like him, appear to have made an impression on a Pennsylvanian man:

    “HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania grand jury has charged a Clarks Summit man with threatening to kill President Barack Obama.

    “Prosecutors say in a Thursday news release that 42-year-old Nicholas Savino allegedly sent a threatening email to the White House on Aug. 16.

    “The email allegedly said that Obama is the Antichrist and that he must stand down or be shot dead. The charges stem from an investigation by the U.S. Secret Service and the Clarks Summit police.

    “Clarks Summit is about 10 miles outside Scranton. Obama visited Scranton and the region Aug. 23, a week after the alleged threatening email. That same day, local police seized ammunition and weapons at a Clarks Summit home on behalf of the Secret Service.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/12/nicholas-savino-obama-dea_n_3916982.html

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    Andrew Vrba, PmG September 13, 2013 at 1:20 pm #

    JPotter: Urgency sells!

    Always gets me right in the feels, when I go to a book store and enter that dark back corner, where all the Y2K preparedness books ended up. Its poignant, and hilarious all at once. I mean, a lot of people who fell for Y2K, were otherwise level-headed.

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    The Magic M September 13, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

    Andrew Vrba, PmG: where all the Y2K preparedness books ended up

    The problem with birthers is they still act as if Y2K was still about to happen – especially their propensity to sell 2009 articles as “shocking news” (more prevalent on Twitter than on the regular web) is akin to claiming “Breaking News: Y2K bug might be end of civilization!” today.

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    Andrew Vrba, PmG September 13, 2013 at 1:53 pm #

    The Magic M: The problem with birthers is they still act as if Y2K was still about to happen – especially their propensity to sell 2009 articles as “shocking news” (more prevalent on Twitter than on the regular web) is akin to claiming “Breaking News: Y2K bug might be end of civilization!” today.

    Yeah that and WND’s obsession to some imaginary EMP scenario, that is SURE to end life in America as we know it! …As displayed through artwork for game Fallout 3, which takes place in a retro-futuristic version of a post apocalyptic Washington D.C.

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    Keith September 13, 2013 at 4:40 pm #

    Andrew Vrba, PmG: Always gets me right in the feels, when I go to a book store and enter that dark back corner, where all the Y2K preparedness books ended up. Its poignant, and hilarious all at once. I mean, a lot of people who fell for Y2K, were otherwise level-headed.

    I did a lot of Y2K work. There was a lot of stuff that if not fixed would have caused havoc. The successful transition was a little recognized triumph in my opinion.

    That people hunkered down with a years worth of survival rations was pretty silly, but there could have been some rather inconvenient breakdowns had the planning not been successful.

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    Andrew Vrba, PmG September 13, 2013 at 5:21 pm #

    Keith: I did a lot of Y2K work. There was a lot of stuff that if not fixed would have caused havoc. The successful transition was a little recognized triumph in my opinion.

    That people hunkered down with a years worth of survival rations was pretty silly, but there could have been some rather inconvenient breakdowns had the planning not been successful.

    Yeah, inconvenient breakdowns, but not the stuff of the Left Behind books.

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    The European September 13, 2013 at 5:34 pm #

    aarrgghh: two features of most standard sales pitches:

    we are the first generation in history

    My generation of Germans – born shortly after WWII – is actually the first generation in our history that has never been at war.

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    Keith September 13, 2013 at 8:27 pm #

    Andrew Vrba, PmG: Yeah, inconvenient breakdowns, but not the stuff of the Left Behind books.

    Some power grids could have failed and caused headaches for connected grids. They would have had manual controls, but there could have been large scale blackouts if things didn’t get done in the right order (and they never are).

    Its doubtful, in my opinion, that water supplies would have been compromised.

    On the day, Telecoms in third world countries were the most vulnerable, but hardly life threatening, I would have thought.

    Just about everything else was data driven inconvenience. If banks started computing interest since 1900, it would be quickly fixed, stuff like that. But planes weren’t going to fall out of the sky, and lifts weren’t going to lose their brakes.

    The fact is that most large companies, world wide, had switched from homegrown systems to general purpose ‘turn key’ systems like SAP or industry specific integrated systems by the mid 1990’s. When these systems fixed any date driven problems, they fixed it for everybody in the normal course of maintenance updates.

    I actually found a problem with SAP software in mid 1999 that affected who knows how many installations. The Australian version of the HR module failed to notice the the year 2000 was NOT a leap year (I am pretty sure this didn’t affect anything else in SAP). This could have caused calendar rostering and payroll problems of course, but it wouldn’t have forced a panic buying riot at supermarkets. (I sent them the correct solution with my problem report, but of course they ignored it and made the problem worse with the first attempt to fix it 😉 )

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    G September 13, 2013 at 10:48 pm #

    Agreed. While the EOTWAWKI fears were nutso (as they always are), there were a lot of potential data and timing errors that could have cost lots of businesses a ton of money and caused a number of problems and damage to peoples records. Y2K turned into such a major non-event because proper attention and money was spent nearly everywhere to correct those coding issues. Y2K is a success story of companies and coders addressing data problems to ensure a widespread “non-event”.

    Keith: I did a lot of Y2K work. There was a lot of stuff that if not fixed would have caused havoc. The successful transition was a little recognized triumph in my opinion.

    That people hunkered down with a years worth of survival rations was pretty silly, but there could have been some rather inconvenient breakdowns had the planning not been successful.

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    Kiwiwriter September 23, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    Y2K…I was asked by a reporter doing a story on our Y2K preparations in Newark, and I said to him, “Here’s my prediction for Y2K. On January 2, 2000, all those books on Y2K survival now selling at Barnes and Noble for $24.95 will be going at The Strand for $1.00 a copy.”

    He agreed.

    That’s what happened.

    I have a book full of “end times” predictions, back to the year 999 AD. All arrant nonsense. My favorite was the guy who said the rapture would be on a day in May 2012. My wife and daughter put some clothes out on the lawn with a sign that read, “Goodbye, everybody. I’ve gone to join the rapture.” We had nervous passersby looking at it, and clucking about “Satanism.”

    There were adherents to this “cause” standing in Times Square, surrounded by reporters, awaiting the apocalypse, and not sure what to do when it didn’t happen. The ramrod of the scheme, of course, admitted he’d done a math error, and came up with a new date. Nobody listened to that one.

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    Dr. Conspiracy September 23, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

    I have a few of those, but my favorite title is “Bruce and Stan’s Guide to the End of the World.”

    Kiwiwriter: I have a book full of “end times” predictions, back to the year 999 AD. All arrant nonsense.

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    Dr. Conspiracy September 23, 2013 at 3:52 pm #

    Sounds like a replay of the Millerites and “The Great Disappointment.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Disappointment

    Kiwiwriter: The ramrod of the scheme, of course, admitted he’d done a math error, and came up with a new date. Nobody listened to that one.

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    Rickey September 23, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

    Keith:

    That people hunkered down with a years worth of survival rations was pretty silly

    Pat Boone was one of them. More recently Glenn Beck was hawking survivalist food rations when he had a TV show.

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    Kiwiwriter September 23, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    Sounds like a replay of the Millerites and “The Great Disappointment.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Disappointment

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    Sounds like a replay of the Millerites and “The Great Disappointment.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Disappointment

    That was a pretty hilarious one. He made several recalculations, and each one lost, of course, with fewer adherents each time.