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WATCH: Pittsburgh Presbyterian Minister Screams at Trump “You’re Not Welcome Here!”

WATCH: Pittsburgh Presbyterian Minister Screams at Trump “You’re Not Welcome Here!”

Old Man Yells at Cloud, Pittsburgh Lady Edition

She seems nice and totally stable…

Tuesday, President Trump visited the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Squirrel Hill to pay respects at the Tree of Life Synagogue. Susan Rothenberg, a Presbyterian minister who lives in the neighborhood, stood on the sidewalk screeching at Trump, yelling that he was not welcome in the neighborhood.

I thought she looked familiar and then realized she bears a striking resemblence to this gal:

And is likely related to Grandpa Simpson:


But seriously, this kind of emotional disregulation that’s widely accepted and encouraged is more than a little concerning.


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Colonel Travis | October 31, 2018 at 3:48 pm

Every leftist has the emotional, mental, psychological makeup of a 5-year-old.

    EnquiringMind in reply to Colonel Travis. | October 31, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    So, Trump is a leftist.

      Colonel Travis in reply to EnquiringMind. | October 31, 2018 at 5:35 pm

      Point proven, ladies and gentlemen.


        In spades Colonel Travis…

          redc1c4 in reply to amwick. | November 1, 2018 at 12:54 am

          Ace of Spades HQ? 😉

          come for the “smart military blog” commentary, stay for the snarky comments! 😎

          ( , for those that aren’t familiar.)

        Wow, talk about a snowflake! You make a stupid comment and follow if an unsupported contradiction; and then declare yourself a winner. You get a trophy for participation.

        I doubt you were ever colonel of anything. But I guess you could have been an official in Vietnam claiming to see light at the end of the tunnel. You guys are never wrong. You simply change your story or scurry on to the next issue.

        So congratulations. That was a brilliant quash – NOT

          Colonel Travis in reply to Xyzzy. | October 31, 2018 at 11:36 pm

          Wow, talk about a snowflake!

          I know! Shocking! I hope you were sitting down and had gone to the bathroom before reading it.

          You make a stupid comment and follow if an unsupported contradiction

          English much?

          and then declare yourself a winner.


          You get a trophy for participation.

          First place trophy, moron. Five feet tall with as many tiers.

          I doubt you were ever colonel of anything.

          Too wishy washy. “YOU WERE NEVER COLONEL!!!!1!!1” That’s how you prosecute with vigor. Try it again. Pretend you’re in the courtroom scene of A Few Good Men.

          But I guess you could have been an official in Vietnam claiming to see light at the end of the tunnel.

          Hmmm. Could be, could be. What tunnel are we talking about? The one at the end of the Han dynasty? End of the Tran Dynasty? Le dynasty? French rule? War with the U.S.? Storm drain after the 2004 tsunami? Remember: a winner is very specific about tunnels.

          You guys are never wrong.

          I can’t speak for all guys and/or all situations, but when it comes to me right here and now, this is 100% correct.

          You simply change your story or scurry on to the next issue.

          No, I’m still here on this one and haven’t budged since I ditched leftism 25 years ago.

          So congratulations.

          Thanks. Again, I don’t like to keep bringing it up but I’ve got that 5-foot tall first place trophy with as many tiers smiling right at me here in the room. You reminding me about my accomplishment is welcoming. But truly, it’s not necessary.

          That was a brilliant quash – NOT

          Oh heck, you were doing great until you contradicted yourself with a catchphrase that wasn’t funny in its heyday last century.

          Fen in reply to Xyzzy. | November 1, 2018 at 12:40 pm

          “I doubt you were ever colonel of anything.”

          Dude. He just body slammed you so hard there’s still a divot in the mat. You’re really going to trash talk lame insults as you crawl out of the ring?

          Even a 5 year old would have more self awareness.

          Please lean over here a bit so your tears will salt my popcorn.

          Xyzzy in reply to Xyzzy. | November 1, 2018 at 12:43 pm

          Thou doth protest too much.

          Okay, build yourself a 5 foot statue out of fresh, warm, juicy bull sheet. Put it in your living room and proudly point to it if you ever have guests. Congratulations!

        soto voice: and the master sets the hook!

      Now you can get a job at Ben & Jerry’s. (Don’t screw-up – it’s the only place that would probably hire you.)

      Whowever, you might do better with this website first:
      Mental Health Hotline:

      For the rest of humanity, there’s this reality check:


        So you have a new religion – still based on faith, revelation and authority. Why not just go with reality? The truth is right there in front of your nose.

        Go ahead. Follower the grifter. He can’t make America great and I can’t stop you from bringing the house down.

      /soto voice now, see how the game rises to and takes the bait, swallowing it whole

      sdbayless in reply to EnquiringMind. | November 3, 2018 at 8:40 am

      You’ve just employed another Saul Alinsky Rules for Radicals tactic straight from their playbook: twist, distort & accuse the Right of everything you are! You poor pitiful confused thing you! I’m sure that one went right over your head!

    I use this one often because it is so fitting…

    “At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child — miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless. Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats.”

    ― P.J. O’Rourke,

    And LI’s resident drooler proves this out with every post

    /soto voice: watch as the luer is carefully tossed into the shallow water…

Is the neighborhood named after her?

American Human | October 31, 2018 at 3:53 pm

This lady is Non Compos Mentis. She yells that all people are welcome and then in the very next sentence says “you are not welcome here.”
I saw her wipe her lip which must mean she was “spittle-flecked”
She also asked if he could hear her. I wonder if he could but I didn’t hear him ask her permission to be there in the first place.
And this passes for adult behavior these days.

What do Presbyterian ministers preach?

If she preaches love and forgiveness, I think she’s doing it wrong.

    Must be Presbyterian USA. The conservative Presbyterian church ministers would not act this way.

      lc in reply to lc. | October 31, 2018 at 5:23 pm

      Let me rephrase that, as that’s not fair to all Pres. USA ministers- most would not act like that either.
      You’re right. She’s doing it wrong.

        I dare anyone to actually get a photo of this woman praying when no one is watching.

        elle in reply to lc. | November 1, 2018 at 4:28 pm

        lc, not sure why you felt the need to correct yourself. You may be right most PCUSA ministers would not act that way, especially since are too busy passing resolutions at their general assembly in support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel and calling on Israel to leave the Promised Land. No big deal.

        Rather than shouting from soapboxes, I suppose most would prefer showcasing their virtue in highly visible SJW causes so the world can appreciate how much holier-than-thou they are as compared to those Bible thumpin’ deplorable Christian hicks.

    I think she’s expressing herself through interpretive dance…… or scream therapy…… Nah, she’s nuts.

A skinnier and yet somehow just as unappealing TRIGGLYPUFF

How can they possibly *not* know how bad this looks for the Left? Can they be this blind to their own frothing and screeching, and not realize how many Trump voters each one of these fits of rage create?

Yeah, pretty much.

    tofubamboo in reply to georgfelis. | October 31, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    or how bad it looks for their faith…

    “How can they possibly *not* know how bad this looks for the Left? Can they be this blind to their own frothing and screeching, and not realize how many Trump voters each one of these fits of rage create?”

    Their audience is fellow Leftists. They are auditioning, flashing tribal tats and competing for victim status hierarchy.

    We only exist as imaginary monsters for their alternate reality. We are subhuman and don’t matter. If they gave any consideration to radicalizing “nazis” like us, they wouldn’t have slimed us as racist sexist homophobes for the last 20 years.

“We welcome everyone here… are not welcome here”

DouglasJBender | October 31, 2018 at 4:20 pm

The Bible specifically teaches that women, in the Church, are not to teach, or have authority over, men. The position of pastor is probably the position, within the local church, having the most and highest authority over the congregation, including over the men.
This woman (thing, it, zhit?) claims to be a pastor. She apparently has not read, or does not understand, or outright rejects, the Bible. This woman is no more a true pastor than a Satanist is a follower of God.

    As has been discussed on this board previously, the Presbyterian Church split in the 1970’s because the left invaded and raided it. She is likely a PCUSA minister, as they do have women ministers.

    The Presbyterian Church of America was the offshoot that had to start over from scratch. Today, those churches are alive and thriving.

    The PCUSA churces (leftie) got to keep the buildings and so they are almost always in these big, beautiful old churches with near empty pews.

      Another Voice in reply to elle. | October 31, 2018 at 5:10 pm

      Which explains why you can usually find a very active “reformed” Presbyterian Church and its congregants in any college/university community where elite educated professionals can pursue their social activists agenda with G-D’s blessing. Perhaps why this minister comes across looking more like any of the professors who have made the news protesting from their safe space of any college campus.

      MrE in reply to elle. | October 31, 2018 at 8:18 pm

      The Presbyterian church is a good place to be from. The faith should never have turned aside at Antioch. 2,000 years later, “The Way” is STILL where it’s at.

    She is a pastor: past her prime.

“Susan Rothenberg is a leader in the Unglued Church Project and an at-large member of Pittsburgh Presbytery. Formerly, she has served as pastor to a small…”

I don’t doubt it.

This is a minister of God? It is people like this who claim to care, and claim to be welcome everyone, then before that breath is done, says you are not welcome here.

Liberalism is destroying churches. The hypocrisy shown right here is a large reason why. We are all flawed human beings, but when those who are supposed to “lead the flock” are hate filled leftists I am left wondering how are they leading? How do they show hatred, like this person, and still are able to lead by example, the way of peace, truth and love?

Liberalism is a mental illness. The convoluted manner in which they have to twist themselves to not see what they are doing and saying proves that point every day.

We are loving, caring, welcoming to everyone… except you. Because of politics. Instead they support the party who believes that suffer the little children to come unto me is a rallying cry for more abortions.

In the final judgement, God’s judgement, it talks of those who will be judged harshly are those who lead others astray, and even caused people to lose faith in God.

It is liberalism that is driving me away from my Church. I cannot square the political views held by my church at large, and by my pastor with God’s word. The two do not mix. I have even heard a pastor who claimed that the Bible is wrong and it is up to “enlightened” pastors to correct those errors.

I envision this woman to be of the variety who leads her flock into sin instead of salvation.

Assuming that “minister” is the same as “bishop” in the KJV within the Presbyterian denomination, then no, she’s not. That’s forbidden. There’s only one church, and Christ is its head, and all deacons and bishops in it are men.

“Love trumps hate.”
“Hate has no home here”

Well I’m convinced after that.

Spare a yard sign, anyone?

Are we talking about Pittsburgh?

This woman not only is unhinged she evidently isn’t capable of “Christian” behavior. If I was a member of her congregation I’d be looking for the exit. Mine is the God of love and forgiveness – her’s, not so much.

Need to correct. Missing the ‘h’ on ‘Pittsburgh’.

“ – Presbyterian Church USA passed a series of resolutions at its general assembly in support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, while calling on Israel to leave the disputed territories.”
Bigot church.

This just makes it a bit more complicated:

Rothenberg’s husband, Mitchell, is Jewish. Their children were baptized in the Presbyterian Church, but they still identify as both Presbyterian and Jewish.

This does not excuse what she did, nope, not by a long shot, but it isn’t as one sided as it first appeared.

That girl is in the wrong business. Haha, maybe she would do better as an Episcopalian or Unitarian? Ah well, there used to be ACORN.

    Xyzzy in reply to elle. | October 31, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Good catch and ironic. That was the start of the era when the parties switched sides. Perhaps her scream will also echo through history to the shame of republicans.

      Milhouse in reply to Xyzzy. | October 31, 2018 at 9:16 pm

      The parties never switched sides. What happened was that the Democrats finally abandoned the White racist cause they had championed for so long.

      That eventually led voters who had been supporting the Ds only for that reason to think things over. Both parties were now against them on their core issue, so why keep on supporting the Ds? They’d never considered voting R because the Rs were N-lovers; but now both parties were that, so why not vote R, if they were better on other issues? That, basically, was Nixon’s “Southern strategy”. Not to pander to racist voters, as dishonest D propaganda claims, but to get them to vote R despite the GOP’s continued uncompromising anti-racism.

      The strategy didn’t work, though. It took a generation change before the South became R. The old D racists were chained to the D party, but their children, who grew up without all that racist poison, became R voters.

        Xyzzy in reply to Milhouse. | October 31, 2018 at 9:30 pm

        That’s a nice fairy tale. Stick to it.

        Interesting how they landed up with an old racist as their leader. I am sure you will have a nice fairy tale for that, too. But I think I will stick with Occam’s Razor on this one.

        It is nice to know that all the money that the right-wing put into think tanks didn’t go to waste – and to think they got a tax deduction, too!

          Milhouse in reply to Xyzzy. | November 1, 2018 at 3:14 am

          Trump is a lot of things, and I’m not a fan, but he is not a racist. There’s not the slightest indication of such a thing about him.

          Valerie in reply to Xyzzy. | November 1, 2018 at 5:49 am

          It is a matter of public record that Donald Trump was a civil rights pioneer, willing to put his money where his mouth is.

          Florida Lawsuit Reveals What Trump Thinks About Discrimination
          “…long before he was running for president…”
          by Jack Davis July 5, 2016 at 8:04am

          In 1997, Trump purchased his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida and converted it into a private club. Under existing law, Jews and blacks were not allowed.

          Trump asked the town council to lift the existing restrictions on the club, and when they refused, filed a $100 million lawsuit alleging the town was “discriminating against Mar-a-Lago, in part because it is open to Jews and African Americans.”

      elle in reply to Xyzzy. | November 1, 2018 at 4:00 pm

      Xyzzy “parties switched sides”. You are such a loser. It’s not about “sides”. It’s about self-righteous hatred of those who are deemed deplorable “others”. She’s full of it and so are you.

    WestRock in reply to elle. | October 31, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    I agree, sort of. Little Rock had a different fuel. Beyond that, then and now it’s the confrontation of two groups of people separated by beliefs, and these screams go back to primal man (or at least 1968, and “2001: A Space Odyssey”, which I saw in Cinerama in Providence, RI).

    And one of these groups just happens to be unhinged.

    I had the pleasure of talking to Ms. Eckford of the Little Rock 9 last year, while we were waiting for a flight. She is an educator, an author and into other endeavors as well. A brilliant woman, and it was an honor to hear her talk about what she’s done. She also talked about family and values. And honestly, the working class blacks of Little Rock in 1957 had the same family values and work ethic as most Irish, Italians and Jews in Rhode Island. And when it was time for school their mom’s drove them crazy with clothes shopping.

    Ms. Eckford also explained what happened in 1957 and why, and it makes sense – the part of talented students seeing an equal education. Schools were segregated and not equal. The black schools didn’t have the same funding and the same curricula as white schools – even if you were a gifted individual your color prevented you from having the same chance in an advanced class as a white child. The part that doesn’t make sense was the bigoted response of a sizeable chunk of the community. But that takes away from the subject at hand, Leftists. That said, all of us probably need to talk more with others and learn about shared values – we all have a lot more in common than we realize.)

    And the nutjobs? They can stand on the corner and shout to Big Brother or an oak tree, for all I care.

Oh dear. What are those c-r-a-z-y Israelis up to now?

I wonder if this is going to enhance their “not-building-a-nuclear bomb” project?

God works in mysterious ways but He sure loves irony.

    If we know about it, it failed.

    One can only wonder if Trump is doing anything about our cyber infrastructure. As I just said, we wouldn’t know about if our security was working. But what does your gut tell you, Phil? Do ya think Trump is working hard on this? Do ya think he is working hard on anything – except trying to get reelected?

    When we do get hit, you can bet your last dollar that the buck won’t stop at Trump.

      Wut? So the only reason we heard about Stuxnet is because it failed? Really? Is that your point? Well I seem to recall that Iran had to completely replace their brand new and very expensive computers and other hardware due to Stuxnet. Hard to keep something like that secret eh?

      And Trump is only being president when he is sitting in the Oval Office right? When he hits the campaign trail, he is sitting around in Airforce One playing cards right?


      Valerie in reply to Xyzzy. | November 1, 2018 at 5:56 am

      This new story illustrates a consistent strategy position by the US military: they prefer not to reveal the existence of a weapon until it is superseded. The Israelis tend to do the same, where possible.

      Fen in reply to Xyzzy. | November 1, 2018 at 12:51 pm

      “Do ya think Trump is working hard on this?”

      Does he really need to ask John Podesta to use a better password than “[email protected]” ?

      Liberty includes the right to make stupid choices. Thank you for contributing to President Trump’s re-election campaign.

for a while I thought she was the same gal that screamed at the camera person at the Missouri college, but then again the progressives/communists are the same all over.

I thought Presbyterians were Christians? My mistake.

Hey Phil I can’t educate you with giving you a bill.

1. US routers were hit harder than Iran. It was a hole in Cisco security.
2. Yup, if you and I know about it, it was a failure. You can find places on the internet that can explain that to ya. But you won’t.
3. No, I figure Trump is watching Fox News whether he is in the Oval Office or on Air Force One. Do you really think he is working hard on cyber security? I don’t mean that he is supposed to be a computer expert and is personally working on it. I mean that I doubt he gives it a thought.

This bozo reminds one of the white woman who headed a small NAACP chapter who pretended to be black. This woman pretends to be devout.

Wash her face well, and you’ll see George Soros appear.

Lady, it’s not about you.

Trump no doubt had his people quietly confirm the families he visited actually wouldn’t be upset by his visiting – both for PR reasons and for – gasp – common decency.

You don’t get to veto wether Trump visits a grieving family – the grieving family does.

// no doubt if Trump had NOT visited, this same nut case would condemn him for that instead.

    Xyzzy in reply to BobM. | October 31, 2018 at 11:16 pm

    Trump and ‘common decency’ in the same paragraph. You must have an MFA.

    She obviously wasn’t vetoing anything. Sure, a couple of families were okay with his coming. I’ll bet there were a bunch that weren’t.

    You are right that he would have been condemned either way. Such is the fate of a politician. But as the mass killings continue, he has nothing to offer. Are we going to harden every place of worship, every school, every public space? 3 cops got shot and they knew there was an armed intruder. What is a lowly rent-a-cop going to do?

    The real irony is that if you start to harden every facility in the nation, you are going to need checkpoints. Checkpoints means taking guns away from people. This was a white guy without a record. But at the checkpoint, they examine his online footprint. Sorry, no guns for you.

    You know, Trump met with the Parkland kids. He probably went to Vegas, too. He made some promises. He didn’t keep them. But nobody thought he would. That’s why it won’t matter whether he goes or not to the next mass killing; unless he can get there on time.

      BobM in reply to Xyzzy. | November 1, 2018 at 4:17 am

      Yes, Trump and common decency in the same sentence.
      I don’t doubt some families might well have not wanted Trump to visit THEM.
      Which would be why he would have respected their wishes and not done so.
      For them.
      This lady preacher is the one in this case who lacked common decency.
      Trump is sometimes rude and uncouth, but when he’s not, he’s not.
      Knee jerk condemnation when he’s obviously trying to do the right thing is just plain stupidity.

      Bush (jr) also visited grieving families during his presidency, in his case war casualties.
      He did so quietly and without accompanying photographers or journalists as side trips on his regular travels – and always only if the family wanted it. As common decency would require.

Unglued Church Project..lmao

does this woman actually claim to be a christian?–and a pastor as well?–to speak for all of pittsburgh?–for all of those who are presbyterian?–what a presumptuous twit–liberal hypocrisy on display for all to see/hear–she’s either off her meds or has not been laid properly in a very long time

    Valerie in reply to texansamurai. | November 1, 2018 at 6:05 am

    This fool ain’t no Liberal: she’s a useful idiot. A lot of them call themselves “progressive” these days. Most of the Liberals left, or were thrown out of, the Democrat Party. Joe Lieberman, for example, was thrown out. Many Liberals voted for Trump in the 2016 election, and many more are thrilled with his policy results.

ScottTheEngineer | November 1, 2018 at 10:10 am

I hope trump isn’t worried about cyber security. In fact I’d like to keep the government out of it totally. If you run a network or a computer system then cyber security is your responsibility. Stuxnet was not a virus so much as a designed attack on a particular siemons(teehee) plc system that ran their high speed centrifuges faster than they were designed while reporting that they were going at a slower safe speed. Easy to do but difficult to install without raising suspicion.

    I don’t know what kind of engineer you are, but I sure hope it isn’t in computers and definitely not in computer security.

    Stuxnet is now in the wild. If you think it can’t be adapted to other purposes, you are an idiot.

    The US government is very much involved in security and it is a damn good thing that it is. The Russians, the Chinese, the Iranians and others don’t refrain from computer attacks based on your ideology.

    But I guess it is fine, politically. If a major piece of infrastructure goes down due to an attack, Trump will just blame it on someone else. You will nod your head like a bobble-head doll.

      Fen in reply to Xyzzy. | November 1, 2018 at 2:11 pm

      Jubilex: “Stuxnet is now in the wild”

      Hey, can we get a Game Dev to update this NPC? Stuxnet has “been in the wild” for several years now. This is just embarrassing.

      Also, dual guass is still OP. Thanks.

      TX-rifraph in reply to Xyzzy. | November 1, 2018 at 2:25 pm

      For some reason I keep expecting you to address the actual security of HRC’s server that was being used for official government communications by POTUS in addition to the SOS.

      “The US government is very much involved in security and it is a damn good thing that it is.”


        HRC is not President. So the buck doesn’t stop with her. But when something really bad happens, Trump will not take the blame. That is the one thing I am sure of.

I was raised as a Presbyterian … why is that woman elevated to the rank of minister? She belongs back in some fruity girls’ school, not in the ministry. Would you want a partisan hack like that to give you objective and Christian advice?

A call out to all Presbyterians: If this Rothenberg woman is an example of what all your ministers are like, don’t just #WalkAway, #RunAway as fast as you can! She’s NUTS!