Christian Taliban

This is actually scary. have to get this to as many people as possible.

Gary-NorthDon’t let the seemingly harmless grandfatherly appearance of this man fool you. Gary North is not someone you want anywhere near your enemies, let alone your family. North publishes Christian Reconstructionist and homeschooling books, is the founder of the Institute for Christian Economics, is an adjunct scholar with the Ludwig von Mises Institute, is presently writing an education curriculum for Congressman Ron Paul, owns Dominion Educational Ministries Inc. (which operates day care centers), and believes children should be put to death by stoning in public squares for cursing their parents.

“When people [children] curse their parents, it unquestionably is a capital crime. The son or daughter is under the lawful jurisdiction of the family. The integrity of the family must be maintained by the threat of death.          

Gary North is a face of the American Taliban; a leading member of the Christian Reconstructionists; a

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The Battle on immigration continues.

A "What Would Jesus Do?" (WWJD) bracelet

A “What Would Jesus Do?” (WWJD) bracelet (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So, one of my facebook friends posts this meme.

As long as there are hungry, homeless Americans NO Illegal aliens should receive state or federal benefits! U.S. CITIZENS MUST BE FIRST

This has 162,695 likes. it was originally posted March 24th.

First off; this is a prime example of the divide and conquer technique used so brilliantly by the Republicans over the years.  And based on some of the comments I read, still a very effective method.

And to make matters worse the poster that brought it to my page calls herself a Christian.  How can anyone call themselves a Christian and be so greedy?  My replies to this meme could be endless. Who died and made us God?  What would Jesus do?

Someone out there help me out.  Why are so many people so ignorant as to fall for this stuff?

And we all should be aware that this meme was brought back to life by the fact that the U.S. senate passed an immigration bill last week.  This bill, passed with bi-partisan support has both pros and cons.

Follow the link for more information on these….

http://presente.org//shareable/whosleftout/what-you-wont-see-on-cnn/

It is my understanding that the bill has no chance of getting through the house, they may do the same as Michigan Republicans just did with the Medicaid expansion bill, ignore it.

And this morning you will find more anti immigrant postings on your favorite social media site.

The battle never ends, carry on my friends, carry on.

A few thoughts on Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder

English: Seal of Michigan Governor.

English: Seal of Michigan Governor. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nice to see governor Rick Snyder has decided to spend some time with the regular folks.

Seems he comes with hat in hand asking for help in rounding up the bunch of radicals he has supported for the last couple of years.

When they decided to raise taxes on seniors and cut benefits to the poor, Snyder was all for it.

When they decided to cut funding to public education, Snyder was all for it.

When they decided to give tax cuts to Rick’s billionaire business associates, Snyder was all for it.

When they decided to rush through their right to work (for less) law, Snyder was all for it.

When they decided to restrict women’s rights passing the nation’s worst anti-abortion bill, Snyder was all for it.

When they decided to go on summer vacation rather than pass a Medicaid expansion bill, Snyder…

Well, Snyder was furious; the troops had struck out on their own without his guidance and instructions.

Damn it, Snyder will show them who is boss, he will go to the people and get them to assist him in this all important matter.

The people that Snyder and his crew have been slowly screwing for the past few years are now called on to bail them out.

Snyder seems to have also lost control of his bunch of radicals.  Isn’t that a shame?

This condition reminds one of John Boehner and his do nothing congress.   Boehner can get nothing through congress because of the radicals under his leadership.

U.S. Congress has a current approval rating of about 10%, what do you suppose Snyder and state Republicans should be rated?

*personally I am for the Medicaid expansion and hope someone in Lansing will come to their senses soon enough to get this done.

Conversation with a right winger

While writing yesterday’s blog I had the company of a right wing fellow. He asked what I was doing and I told him I was writing a blog in complaint of the Supreme Court throwing out the clearance clause in the right to vote law.

As he has basic right wing opinions on all topics but does not follow events as close as I he required further explanation of what the ruling entailed, which was provided.

After filling him in with the details he responded as follows:

He told me that Obama had received 100 percent of the votes in 59 precincts in Philadelphia As proof of voter fraud.  Sounds like a fallacy to me.

Why, I ask if this was voter fraud was there no FBI investigation? Or why hasn’t the Republican controlled house called for an investigation and held extensive hearings?

He considered picture id not a problem, if someone fails to get off their fat lazy ass and get a picture id they should not be allowed to vote. (Profiling, or just his opinion of those without driver licenses)?

I sarcastically replied “Or any other type of ass”?

I explained to him that when registering to vote you are required to swear to your citizenship of the United States with possible imprisonment being a punishment for lying in the application. And that should be enough of a threat to maintain honesty in this action.

Many voting districts used to accept alternate proof of identity, tax receipts, energy bills and student ids.

Stirring the pot further I said. “You do not need a picture id to purchase a gun”.

This of course pulled additional strings as he challenged me to prove that statement. I went to a couple of links on the internet with videos of people buying guns sans picture ids at gun shows. For some reason he refused to even consider watching these links.

Perhaps proving my theory, factual truth to a right winger is like sunshine to a vampire.

Anyway this discussion was with a person that one time said. “All Muslims are not terrorists but, all terrorists are Muslims”. So you know what I am up against here

A short story

Bloody Sunday - Alabama police attack Selma-to...

Bloody Sunday – Alabama police attack Selma-to-Montgomery Marchers, 1965. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Minny wiped the tears from her cheeks as she sat quietly waiting for the bus.

The tears came from the memories of when as a young lady she had joined Martin Luther King in the Selma to Montgomery March.  She remembered looking into the eyes of a state trooper as he swung his baton at her head. She remembered seeing what at first she thought a look of hate was, but upon looking even deeper she saw a look of fear.  She then remembered the blow to her head a stunning moment, giving her a lightheadedness she had never experienced before. She fell to her knees staggering to maintain control. And then regaining her balance she rose up facing the trooper and said. “Sir, I mean you no harm, please do not hit me again”. He pushed her this time, to the ground and went off on his barrage of destruction.

Yes the memories brought tears to her eyes but they did not dissuade her from her goal. The bus would arrive soon and she would board the bus for the trip to Selma.

The U.S. Supreme Court has just wiped out all the rights she had fought so bravely for some 50 odd years ago and despite having to use a walker as assistance in walking she would MARCH again!

You Go MINNY!

George Zimmerman Trial Begins

English: A package of Original Fruit Skittles.

English: A package of Original Fruit Skittles. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Well this trail is off to an interesting start with the first words out of the prosecutors being f-bombs. I was watching MSNBC and they provided the opening statement live. After a couple of f-bombs they broke in and apologized saying they were going to implement a 7 second delay and would then begin broadcasting again.

After restarting the broadcast another f-bomb was heard, it appears the dude with the bleep button in his hand was taking a nap?

A small family crisis put me in a position where I was able to watch most of the proceedings throughout the day.

My conclusion is; the prosecutor nailed it in a brief well prepared presentation. The defense stumbled a bit starting off with a dumb knock-knock joke.

It appears to me the defense is going to overload the 6 women jury with facts, many of little or no consequence to the case. They seem to be looking for that elusive (without a doubt) item that will get either an acquittal or a hung jury for the defendant.

But even more important today is the brief discussion with a few gentlemen last night concerning the case.

I told them how circumstances had allowed me to watch most of the proceedings and one of them stated. “He is being railroaded, the liberal media has been showing pictures of Travon Martin as a sweet little 12 years old, and he was a thumper”.

Another said “this case would have never came about if it had been a Mexican killing a black, the media turned it into a white killing a black thing creating racial strife; and in doing so brought on the publicity to call for prosecution”.

Well personally the only time I had heard the term thumper was in describing a Biblical fanatic. So I replied “Are you suggesting it is okay to kill someone just because they are a “thumper”? I went on to tell these guys no matter what, Travon Martin was not walking the grounds looking for a fight, he was going home with a bag of Skittles and an Arizona soda. It was Zimmerman that caused the confrontation and the ensuing death. Zimmerman bit off more than he could chew so to speak and when he found himself getting his ass beat he resorted to pulling his gun and BAMM!; Killing the kid with one shot.

My comments quieted the restless few, whether it was to avoid further confrontational debate or to give them something to think about is not clear.

I closed by saying I think Zimmerman will go free, this will be another case like O J Simpson or Casey Anthony. Some sort of jury nullification will win it for the defense.

There you have it, my opinion on the case and some general attitudes of others in my circle of associates.

Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden Heroes for sure

Fascism Anyone? The 14 Defining Characteristic...

Fascism Anyone? The 14 Defining Characteristics of Fascism by Dr. Lawrence Britt (Photo credit: watchingfrogsboil)

Their fight against Fascism is commendable!

These two young men have both been charged with traitorous crimes. Manning is currently being tried, Snowden is on the lamb.

Manning reportedly leaked confidential documents to Julian Assange producer of WikiLeaks.

No one in the government or the military has stated Manning’s action compromised national security.

Snowden reportedly shared classified material on a variety of top secret NSA programs.

Both these men have been condemned by politicians from both sides of the aisle.

President Obama who I worked to get re-elected has come out with criticism of both.

IMHO these men performed actions that were both brave and needed in the world today.

With the main stream media worldwide being under the control of 5 or 6 major corporations, the only way we as citizens of the world can expect to get any transparency is through leaks such as these.

Historical data shows fascism gains control of the media as part of their takeover of a government.

Fascism views political violence, war, and imperialism as a means to achieve national rejuvenation.

Fascists fear foreign people to a point of being xenophobic.

Their efforts also include the elimination of unions, need I say more here?

An in depth explanation of Fascism can be found here.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fascism

After reading the link you will be shocked by the similarities with what is going on in America today.

And so my friends look around you and see what is happening in this great country we live in and join me in support of both these brave souls.

You can help, write letters to the editor, share your thoughts on facebook, join with like minded individuals and attend your local party meetings, go to town hall meetings with elected officials and demand to be heard.

Together we can burn some sunshine through the dark oppressive clouds we are living under!

Here is a link to a more detailed story..

http://my.firedoglake.com/barryeisler/2013/06/23/prism-isnt-just-about-terror-its-about-all-things-clandestine