Jim Bakker: Once a Con Man, Always a Con Man

Jim Bakker, the con man who sold fraudulent hotel scams while cheating on his wife and pretending to be a man of God in the 80s, is proving P.T. Burnum right. He’s still running a scam, only this time it’s selling survivalist supplies by telling wild tales of an Ebola epidemic and the collapse of the electric grid.

Bakker said that while “90-some percent of all Americans will be dead in less than a year” if such a breakdown occurs, you and your family will be secure if you take advantage of his special “time of trouble” offer to purchase packages containing between 91 and 273 desserts, including ice cream sandwiches, chocolates and pudding.

“Order your food, do it while there’s yet time,” he said in his sendoff message.

Glenn Beck does the same thing, of course, selling both survival supplies and gold scams.

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  • Fortesque

    I don’t know what I’d do without pudding during the ebolapocalypse… This man is doing the work of god.

  • matty1

    you and your family will be secure if you take advantage of his special “time of trouble” offer to purchase packages containing between 91 and 273 desserts, including ice cream sandwiches, chocolates and pudding.

    I guess good Christians don’t have to eat their vegetables first then. Also deserts including pudding is kind of redundant like lunch including dinner.

  • http://timgueguen.blogspot.com timgueguen

    Morningside? Too bad ghosts don’t exist, so Peter Gzowski could haunt Bakker for the use of that name.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morningside_(radio_program)

  • http://Www.metalmischief.com YOB – Ye Olde Blacksmith (Social Justice Support Person)

    Pppssshhh :p

    That’s not survivalist supplies. That’s hide-in-a-holeist. True survivalist supplies are a knife and a metal can. And come to think of it, if you still got the lid to the can, you already got your knife.

  • peterh

    The electric grid will collapse, but we’ll still have ice cream?

  • Trebuchet

    Did he get his hat from “coach” Dave Dummenmyer?

  • raven

    …offer to purchase packages containing between 91 and 273 desserts, including ice cream sandwiches, chocolates and pudding.

    I’m not seeing that ice cream sandwiches are survival rations.

    Won’t they melt once the Ebola epidemic kills 90% of us and the electrical power grid crashes?

  • Loqi

    …how, exactly, does an unrefrigerated ice cream sandwich help against Ebola? And with 90+ percent of people dead, why do they expect themselves and their entire families to be alive and well? That’s American exceptionalism for you. Expect the apocalypse to happen to everyone but you and your ice-cream- sandwich-turned-soggy-cookie because no refrigeration.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    “Come on in, kids! The Apocalypse is here!”

    “Yay!”

  • thompjs

    Of course Thom Hartman is hawking Gold on his show as are other left wingers.

  • http://www.rodlamkey.net reverendrodney

    Is this the same Jim Bakker who scurried under his desk, curled in a fetal position and crying like a baby when they came to take him away?

    I just wonder what mentality level he presumes his audience to have, if he says 90% of people will die, so hurry up and buy survivalist desserts that don’t include apple pie! How un-American is that?

  • Sastra

    matty1 #2 wrote:

    Also deserts including pudding is kind of redundant like lunch including dinner.

    How can you have any pudding if you don’t eat your meat!!??

    In the U.S., “pudding” usually refers to a specific type of dessert similar to a soft custard.

    This weird obsession with waiting out the apocalypse because you have enough food is rife among the Mormons. My LDS friend had to cart around many barrels of raw wheat every time she and her children moved. They were heavy. At one point they were so poor they tried to eat the wheat, which was supposed to be saved for the Time of Tribulation or something. It was shot through with worms and completely inedible.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    … packages containing between 91 and 273 desserts…

    Some contain three times as many desserts as the others? Does Jesus pick who’s been good enough to deserve the most treats?

  • dhall

    #13 – it sounds like some people are not expected to survive as long as others . . .

  • John Pieret

    I was going to ask the question of what you do with ice cream sandwiches when the grid goes down but then it struck me … they must be freeze-dried ice cream sandwiches! They go great with the dehydrated water*.

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    * My (older) brother swears he heard that on a Captain Video show and, already being something of a science geek, it put him off watching it from then on.

  • http://dailydouq.wordpress.com dailydouq

    Frankly I’m perfectly happy for the scavengers to fleece the idiot survivalists, esp. with lots of desserts which will make their post-apocalyptic life so very pleasant. Sure Bakker is scum but who is he taking in. The thing these preppers don’t get is after they crawl out of their holes, having run out of pudding, where do they think they’ll get fresh supplies in the new dark ages!

  • magistramarla

    Didn’t anybody think about the fact that these survivalists are buying generators and are hoarding fuel for them, so they plan to have electricity in their bunkers when the rest of us have none?

    Generators are being hawked around here big time.

  • freehand

    magistramarla says: Didn’t anybody think about the fact that these survivalists are buying generators and are hoarding fuel for them, so they plan to have electricity in their bunkers when the rest of us have none?

    .

    Well, I’ll be in the back yard tending the garden. And if the Apocalypse waits just another year or two I’ll have solar panels on the roof. These guys must expect a short End Times scenario.

    .

    If civilization hangs together, I’ll still have my garden, my fusion-powered electricity, and plenty of good books. I hope I can still get coffee.

  • http://archiveofbabel.wordpress.com/ archivistkristine

    @reverendrodney #11 – Ask a librarian, get a link!

    Fetal position confirmed (“Unholy Roller Coaster” courtesy of People, apparently in this case, quite accurate): http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20121210,00.html

    The title is hilarious, I must say. I thought that this guy was dead? I guess that was only “poor” Tammy. And his middle name is “Orsen.” I’m not touching that one.

  • http://archiveofbabel.wordpress.com/ archivistkristine

    (I guess you’ll have to copy-and-paste the link.)

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    I’m surprised by how much he’s aged. Slightly less surprised by the lengths he went to to look like a backwoods dudebro rather than the suit-wearing pimp he used to be.

  • http://barthsnotes.com Richard Bartholomew

    He’s been doing this for a few years now; the products appear to have been sourced (and marked up) from a company called Food for Health. More here.

  • colnago80

    Re Area Man @ #21

    I’m surprised by how much he’s aged

    The guy’s 74, no spring chicken.