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Rant About the Candidates

Where does one even begin with this? Is it really 2012 and women are having to fight for birth control? BIRTH CONTROL!! First off, the Catholic Church is the very LAST organization that should be complaining about being discriminated against. There was NO discrimination when they decided to cover up their unbelievable sex abuse scandal. The hubris of the Catholic Church in that situation should have been the end of them. But the whole ‘God’ thing kept them up and running. And to this day they seem very unapologetic for covering up the rape and molestation of young boys. I have NO empathy for their rights and beliefs. Cardinals and Bishops knowingly put child molesters in other parishes. The Catholic Church is really going to complain about Catholic hospitals/businesses having to include contraception in their insurance package? Those corporations are way more important than the little boys that were raped and sexually assaulted in their own Church. Nope. No empathy/sympathy from me.

The three GOP Presidential candidates have shown such misogyny in the last couple of weeks that it makes me ill. Of course we have to start with Rick Santorum. THE Catholic of all Catholics. Except he’s the least Christ-like. The amount of racism and bigotry he has shown since he entered the race, plus his history in politics have been in direct contrast with the teachings of Jesus Christ. I went to Catholic school. I went to Church three days a week for umpteen years and took religion and bible classes five days a week. I don’t remember Jesus being as hateful as Rick Santorum. Rick Santorum wants you to hate gay people and women more than anything. He believes his Faith and religious beliefs should be the law of the land. Not kidding. Can you imagine if a Muslim candidate wanted Sharia law to be the law of America? There has been so much hate for Muslims in this country that Republicans have started pulling ‘problems’ out of thin air just to have a fight on their hands. I don’t remember one American Muslim ever saying they wanted Sharia law to be the law of the United States. GOP politicians and pundits came up with this, and then stated it as fact. How despicable. And yet there are so many GOP voters that go ahead and believe them, even when the fact is that not one Muslim in America has ever said that they want Sharia law to be our law. Stunning.  Santorum said, “There should always be a Jesus candidate.” Except Mr. Santorum is the antithesis of Jesus. If I recall, Jesus was about feeding the poor and helping the poor. Mitt Romney said it himself, he is not concerned about the very poor. Well Jesus was. I’m pretty sure somewhere in the Bible it says, “Blessed are the meek, for they will Inherit the Earth.” Who do these guys think the ‘meek’ are? And that brings me to the point I seem to make every day of my life. These ‘Christians’ cherry pick the Bible like no other. 

And Mitt Romney, I can’t wait for you to be the GOP nominee and HAVE to answer for your constant flip-flopping. You really are the guy who says whatever needs to be said at the particular moment. Whatever crowd you’re in front of, whatever reporter you’re speaking to, you say whatever appeases what’s in front of you. That just means one thing. You have ZERO integrity. None. And who wants a President with no integrity? Nevermind. I found this amazing video, amusing really, of many of Romney’s flip-flops. I wish more than anything he would watch this and try to explain it. This guy’s talented. The dude can flip-flop twice in the same interview! That takes major skill. I wonder if all his aides are doing right now is finding ways for him to explain his massive flip-flops. I’m serious. There isn’t one single issue Mitt Romney hasn’t flip-flopped on. No integrity. 

And we’ve saved the best for last. Newt Gingrich. Such a horrible person that I don’t even have to prove it. This guy is such a blatant racist and doesn’t even try to cover it up. When you say that President Obama is a ‘food stamp President’, that’s racist. I don’t know why the media is so afraid to call it for what it is. The GOP has scared the media into thinking that calling someone a ‘racist’ is the worst thing to do. No, no. When you say racist things, constantly, you are a racist. He really is the Racist Face of the Republican Party. This guy actually said this:

“Our President is trapped in his father’s time machine. Incredibly, the U.S. is being ruled according to the dreams of a Luo tribesman of the 1950s. This philandering, inebriated African socialist, who raged against the world for denying him the realization of his anticolonial ambitions, is now setting the nation’s agenda through the reincarnation of his dreams in his son. The son makes it happen, but he candidly admits he is only living out his father’s dream. The invisible father provides the inspiration, and the son dutifully gets the job done. America today is governed by a ghost”

 

You know what’s worse than that? Americans who said yeah, yeah I bet he’s right. I do believe Obama is having a séance every night to channel his dead Kenyan father to get tips on how to govern America. Oh my God. I do believe this country is very dumb. Extremely illogical and irrational. And I blame Sarah Palin.

 
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Posted by on February 9, 2012 in Politics, Religion, Television

 

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The GOP: Not Very Christ-Like

How can any Republican NOW, claim to be a true Christian?

This is what I’ve been asking for a really long time! How can you be a Republican today, and claim to be a Christian? In fact, the behavior of the GOP is NOT Christ-like at all. Quite the opposite. The biggest discrepancy is that the GOP want to keep the poor, poor. Oppress the poor/working poor. It is blatantly obvious ever since the GOP fought with every fiber of their being to make sure the rich, um excuse me, the ‘job creators’ got to keep their money by extending the Bush tax cuts. AT THE EXPENSE OF THE UNEMPLOYED. That is a FACT, my friends. The Republicans held President Obama and the American people hostage by threatening to NOT extend unemployment benefits to 9% of this country. I’m sure Jesus was very proud of that. Considering the teachings of Jesus and the bible they claim to love so much.

I’m sure God and Jesus would have said, “Very good, make sure those who have nothing, keep nothing. And those who have everything, make sure they get more. In fact, make sure the rich TAKE from the poor. Yeah, I’m changing my whole philosophy and message to ‘oppress the less fortunate’. So do NOT give any money to poor people, do NOT give them water, do NOT give them shelter, do NOT give them food. Make sure they suffer miserably. Make sure that on my birthday, all those children of the poor, do NOT get anything. They deserve nothing because their parents are nothing. Their parents have chosen to live this way, they have chosen to be poor so please, give your money to people who already have everything they need. Please. Do that.” – That is Jesus’ new manifesto, according to the GOP. I’m not lying. That is EXACTLY what happened last year.

But these hypocritical Republicans sure do go to Church on Sunday and pretend they live the life Jesus would have wanted them to lead. Jesus would have LOVED that the Republicans filibustered the bill that would have provided health care to 9/11 first responders.

Yup, Jesus was all about making sure actual heroes didn’t receive the help they deserved. Jesus would have been proud that the GOP, for years, used 9/11 to play on the fears of Americans, polarizing this country using 9/11 (You’re either with us, or you’re with the terrorists.) – I can totally see ‘You’re either with us, or you’re with Pontius Pilate.’ – Right?

I was watching the Tea Party debate and was just mortified at Rick Perry. What a dangerous guy. Do you really want a President who holds a ‘National Day of Prayer’ assembly? What happened to Freedom of Religion? I mean it is the FIRST FREAKIN’ AMENDMENT. Not everyone is a Christian. But that’s the problem with psycho, bible-thumping, Evangelical Christian Fundamentalist neo-cons. They think their God is the only God and everyone else is going to hell. Why do you think we were attacked on 9/11? For that exact close-minded thinking. 

I went to Catholic school and I remember Religion class, boring as it was, being about God’s love. Give to the poor. If you’re destitute, you give your last dollar to someone who is even more destitute. Am I missing something here? Truth be told, Jesus was a socialist. Oh my God he was a BIG TIME socialist. Jesus was all about giving, giving, giving. And the GOP want to take away, take away, take away. Take away government assistance, take away Medicaid, take away Medicare, take away food stamps, take away unemployment. Jesus really would have wanted all of that taken away from people? Really? He would have wanted millions and millions of kids to starve? People to die? Well the Tea Baggers do, that was proven at the debate when Wolf Blitzer asked if a hypothetical man should just die because he doesn’t have health insurance and the crowed screamed, “Yeah!” And not just one person, many in the audience started cheering and clapping. Would Jesus have cheered and clapped at that? Would Jesus have cheered at the notion that Rick Perry was Governor when over 200 people were put to death under his watch? Do you see Jesus whistling and hollering at that? I don’t think so. Republicans/Tea Baggers cherry pick the bible to suit their agenda. I don’t know of one group of people who are bigger hypocrites than Republicans. Do As I Say, Not As I Do.

I wonder how many Republicans wake up in the morning thinking about The Golden Rule:

DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU

That is NOT in the vernacular of the current crop of Republicans. In fact, it’s only half of it. The Tea Party and the GOP in the House has a new mantra:

DO UNTO OTHERS

This article is why I write this little diddy, very entertaining:

Jesus Christ Files Lawsuit Against GOP For Slander

Jesus Christ filed a lawsuit today in the New York Supreme Court against the Republican National Committee for what he is calling “egregious misrepresentation of his statements and image.”

One of the attorneys representing Christ had this to say:

“For years Republicans have proclaimed their love for and loyalty to Jesus, yet their actions are highly contradictory to what Mr. Christ preached. Instead of helping the poor and the sick GOP instead punishes the poor and the sickly.

Our client isn’t telling the GOP what their agenda should be, he simply wants them to stop using his name when their actions contradict everything he stood for.

If the GOP would like to continue using his name they have to start making a significant effort to help the poor and the sick, instead of the rich, and start promoting a more peaceful agenda.”

When asked about the lawsuit, House Speaker John Boehner made the following remarks:

“Mr. Christ is entitled to his opinion, however the GOP believes that the underlying message in the Bible is that giving tax cuts to the wealthy is the true path to happiness.

I don’t know where Mr. Christ thinks the Bible says to help the poor and the sick, but that sounds awfully socialistic to me, and we are not a socialist country.”

The lawsuit goes even further than just spoken word references to Jesus. According to the suit “images that inaccurately depict Jesus Christ, who was born in Middle Eastern country, as a Caucasian man with light skin, can no longer be displayed by political officials who claim they understand the Bible.”

Sarah Palin was at an event in Iowa today, and on camera, when a member of the crowd asked how she feels about Mr. Christ’s lawsuit. The crowd member simply asked her “have you heard that Jesus Christ is suing the GOP?”, to which former Governor Palin replied:

“Well, ya know, I don’t think Mr. Christ has a real understanding of what the GOP is trying to do to save America from the socialist death-spiral Obama has put us into.

In the Bible it states “work hard, and pull yourself up without any Government aide. If you need help from Caesar you are probably doing something wrong”, which clearly shows that Jesus wants Americans to hunker down and pull themselves up by their bootstraps.

In the Bible it also states “go to the market and purchase good wares. Reward merchants with money, and God will smile upon you” which, I believe, shows that Jesus really wanted us to live in a free-market society.

Don’t forget the story of Noah’s Ark where God commanded Noah to build an Ark and take everyone except the poor and sickly away from people who were trying to steal their hard earned Gold.

Also, I’ve read the Bible plenty of times and I’ve never heard him say we should give welfare and food stamps to lazy people who don’t deserve it, which is what this Obama Administration is trying to do. They’re trying to make this country lazy and since Jesus was a man who did quite a bit of walking I would hope he would oppose such things.

Times have changed and I, for one, believe Christ is just confused and should probably re-read that most holy of books, the book that so many good, real Americans swear by, and just see, just really see, if he can get in there, ya know, and figure out if possibly he might have missed something. That’s what I would suggest Mr. Christ do.”

The media was quick to point out the many factual inaccuracies in former Governor Palin’s statement, but she fired back on Fox News today saying it was a “gotcha question” from the “liberal elite media”.

Mr. Christ’s lawsuit is set to move forward later this month. When asked if he would also be interested in filing a lawsuit for slanderous remarks made in the past, Allah declined comment.

 

 
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Posted by on September 17, 2011 in Politics, Religion, Television

 

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Christian Politicians

Just a quick note, but if Governor Rick Perry were to become President, it would be a disaster to this country. Proof? The horrible, hateful, racist, & bigoted ‘preachers’ he invited to his ‘Prayer Event’ aka. Klan meeting … this past weekend. This video from the Rachel Maddow show is VERY important and I hope it will be used many, many times over the next year to show how an awful judge of character Rick Perry is.

Now after you watch this in its entirety, if you’re ok with that these men are saying, then that’s on you. The Republican pundits, mainly Sean Hannity & Sarah Palin, made it a point, night after night, to tell everyone that Barack Obama was ‘palling around with terrorists.’ But they always forgot to mention that Barack Obama was 8 years old when Bill Ayres was a part of the Weatherman. So according to the GOP’s own logic, we should assume that all of these Republican nominees think Oprah is the anti-Christ, and that God called on Hitler to kill SIX MILLION Jews, because he wanted to send them back to the Promised Land. Yup, one of Rick Perry’s invited ‘Preachers’ said this. Did you watch the video? John Hagee said this. Do you agree with him? I bet if you’re a Tea Bagger you do. So I say this again, we should assume that is EXACTLY how Rick Perry feels because he is associated with John Hagee, right? I mean that’s their own logic, the GOP’s own words. Barack Obama IS a terrorist because he sat on the same board as Bill Ayres 40 years AFTER Mr. Ayres was part of the Weather Underground Organization.

Two things: THE BIBLE IS NOT THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES. Separation of Church and State exists for a reason. All of those racist Americans who want to take our country back from the black guy, and get it back to what the Forefathers wanted show know it was the Forefathers who came up with Separation of Church and State. Do you Tea Baggers get that? Of course not, because you just cherry pick the Constitution and the Bible to suit YOUR needs. And screw the TRUTH.

The day this country elects an Atheist President is the day this country starts thriving again.

I won’t see that in my lifetime, I’m sure. But imagine someone who governs us with a clear head. Who doesn’t pray to an invisible man in the sky. Who doesn’t believe angels are going to save the day, or that the devil showed up in some catastrophe. Wow, talk about focus.

 
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Posted by on August 9, 2011 in Politics, Religion, Television

 

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Jesus Was A Socialist

so·cial·ism

 

theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.

Republicans have turned this into a dirty word. A four letter dirty word. It’s almost as bad as the abortion word.

To be honest, I don’t know who I am talking about more. Republicans, or psycho Christians. I went to Catholic school and all I remember from Religion class was that Jesus was about giving, giving, giving. When you’re destitute, you still give that last dollar to someone even more destitute than you. So what am I missing here, religious people? You have turned giving into the most evil of gestures.

What I have witnessed since the 2008 Presidential campaign has been the most blatant form of hypocrisy that I have ever seen. Do as I say, not as I do – type of crap. And it all has to do with Religion, and thus, Republicans.

My early theory is this: I think these Republican politicians and pundits feel they can say whatever they want, because they can just go and confess their lies on Sunday. Okay that’s a little high-schoolish but I am astonished at their behavior. The Republicans who claim to be the most Religious, are the least Christ-like.

I find it stunning the brazen hatred towards poor people, and the working poor, by Republicans … and then claim to be Christian. That goes against EVERYTHING Jesus stood for. The fact that Republicans fought with all their might to make sure the wealthy got THEIR tax extensions, and now want to take away jobs and benefits from people, who on average, make about $50,000.00/year, is so NOT what Jesus would do.  

Do not take advantage of a hired man who is poor and needy.” – Deuteronomy 24:14

Hmmm, that doesn’t sound like what Gov. Walker is doing in Wisconsin. Sure doesn’t sound like any Republican actually. Republicans love to talk about God and the Bible but they sure don’t want to live by it. Take Mike Huckabee for instance. Lately, he has been spewing such judgement and almost hate-filled venom that it’s hard to believe he’s an actual ordained Baptist Minister. I mean does he even listen to what he is preaching? What is he preaching?

Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” – Matthew 19:21

 I wonder if Mr. Huckabee did a sermon on this GOSPEL verse. Probably not, since he now has a PSA out about repealing Health Care. Yes, Mike Huckabee did a PSA, or infomercial, getting people to call their Congress reps. and tell them to repeal Health Care. Nice. He wants people to be denied coverage if they have pre-existing conditions. He wants children to be denied coverage because of their pre-existing conditions. He wants you to NOT be able to choose your own physician. In reality, he wants the poor to continue to suffer. No other explanation. Because that’s what Jesus would want. Jesus would want a family of four to go into medical debt and lose everything they own. Right Mike? Right.

 The attack on the poor and working poor with this new Congress is terrifically disgusting. The lying that’s going on is breathtaking. Starting with calling their Health Care Repeal a ‘job-killing’ bill. That’s a lie. Lying about what Planned Parenthood does. Another lie. John Boehner said, “Over the last two years since President Obama has taken office, the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs,” That’s a lie. I could go on. But would Jesus approve of all this lying?

Again with Mike Huckabee, doing an interview and talking about how President Obama grew up in Kenya. LIE. Then he back-tracked and said he misspoke. Bull. You don’t misspeak during a whole interview. I wonder if confession will help him sleep better at night.

 I guess I want to conclude with this question: How do you Republicans sleep at night? How do you justify your actions, and also consider yourselves Christian? Everything the Republicans stand for, these days, is against everything Jesus stood for. You do get that, don’t you? Any 2nd grader in Religion class can put that together. “Mommy, I thought Jesus was about giving, and helping your neighbor, and sharing.” – How should a mother answer that AND vote Republican? Well if she’s a hypocrite like the current Republican line-up … she’ll answer just fine.

Plus all the hatred towards anyone who is not white and not Christian. Because Jesus hated anyone who didn’t look like him. I would like to see any Republican politician/pundit defend that. Tell me how Jesus would hate Muslims. Tell me how Jesus would hate Jews. Oh wait, Jesus WAS a Jew. Go figure.

Plus you have Republican Governors defending KKK members. Nice. Republican Congressmen attacking women’s right. Defending rapists. Did you ever think there would be a day in America, in 2011, that people voted in rapist sympathizers? It makes me physically ill. I really wish these so-called Christian Republicans would actually observe their own behavior, and realize that it’s so NOT what Jesus would do. Mother Teresa LIVED among the poor. I can guarantee NO Republican politician or pundit will ever dedicate their lives to that. Guarantee.

 “Because of the oppression of the weak and the groaning of the needy, I will now arise, says the LORD, I will protect them from those who malign them” – Psalm 12:5

He who despises his neighbor sins,but blessed is he who is kind to the needy.” – Proverbs 14:21

He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.” – Proverbs 14:31

He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done.” – Proverbs 19:17

These are from your precious Bible you love to live by. Only selectively though. THESE Bible quotes are meaningless to Republicans because THE ONLY Bible verse that matters to them is the one that says, “Man Shall Not Lie Down With Man”. Right? That’s the only one Conservatives can come up with and shove down everyone’s throats. Yet the verses telling you to give to the poor, don’t turn your back on the poor, well, those are useless to Conservatives. It doesn’t help their greed and doesn’t help them personally, and more importantly, politically.

  

 
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Posted by on March 5, 2011 in Politics, Religion

 

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