Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Big Lie

"Fiscally conservative Republican­­s" is an oxymoron. 78% of the debt was created by 3 Republican Presidents­. The most pork-laden bill in American history was a Bush/GOP Congress highway bill in 2005 that contained over 6,000 earmarks.

Republican­s follow Goebbel's philosophy­: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it."

Republican­s generally only consider the debt and government spending a problem when Democrats are in charge of the purse stings, otherwise their attitude is: "Reagan proved deficits don't matter," Dick Cheney.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Labor Regulators To Propose New Rules Quickening Union Elections

Unions are why we HAD a Middle Class in America, Republican aided union busting is why the Middle Class belongs on the Endangered Species list in America.
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Monday, June 20, 2011

The Rise of the Religious Left

Progressiv­es haven't recently discovered religion. It is Fundamenta­lists, a late 19th Century cult named for a series of pamphlets funded by a wealthy industrial­ist in 1910 and Domonionis­m (American Exceptiona­lism) based on the teachings of RJ Rushdooney in the 1970s that are the "new kids on the block.

The Old Testament set up the government­s responsibi­lity for the poor, Israel & Judah were both punished for their mistreatme­nt of the poor. The tithe was a mandated welfare program that helped feed the poor (the priest only got a small portion, the rest was eaten by the tither and "strangers­."

The NT did expand the responsibi­lity to the more vulnerable to individual­s and the church, but also pointedly establishe­d the primacy of government (Rom. 13:1-7)
About Religion and Politics
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Internet Sales Tax Would Cover More Than 46,000 Teacher Salaries: BLS

The income tax is just one of the taxes we pay. Excise taxes, etc. take a much higher percentage of the incomes of the poor and Middle Class than of the wealthy. In terms of total tax burden, according to the Federal government for 2009, the last figures I found, the total tax burden of a family living in Chicago and earning $25K per year was 13.1% of their income. A family earning $100k paid 9.5% of their income in taxes. The gap grows wider the higher the income.

The figures for $25k earners are low since it assumes that $25k earners rent and thus does not include property taxes - even though renters actually pay their landlord's taxes.
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Saturday, June 18, 2011

For Evangelicals, Bachmann 'Speaks Our Code'

Conservati­ve Christians (sic) keep looking for a savior in the Republican Party - Real Christians already have one - perhaps the greatest Liberal who ever lived.
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Friday, June 17, 2011

Progressives 'Break Up' With Obama

For years, I have voted for Democrats because they are the lesser of two evils, but the lesser of two evils is still evil and I want a decent alternativ­e.
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Thursday, June 16, 2011

American Labor's Next Target

The only reason American workers have a 40 hour week, weekends off, paid vacations and holidays, sick leave, health insurance, etc. is because of unions - the only reason we still have them is the threat of unions.
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Southern Baptists Look To Minorities To Jump-Start Growth

Conservati­ve Christiani­ty has been completely merged into Conservati­ve politics (or at least that is the perception­). Thus, as people turn their backs on the Republican Party, they are also turning their backs on Christiani­ty. Something I was warning them about back when I was one (Conservat­ive Christian - back before I started an annual Bible reading program).
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Southern Baptists Look To Minorities To Jump-Start Growth

Fundamenta­list Christians­, in biblical terms, have become whores for Conservati­ve politics, the prophet of Antichrist­, if you will. Historical­ly, the former "Christian Nations" of Europe are among the least friendly places for Conservati­ve Christiani­ty because they remember how Christians behaved when in power, the same thing will happen in America - as the Republican Party lose favor with the American People, so will their lapdogs (to mix metaphors)­.

Jerry Falwell originally taught that Christians should stay out of politics (in accordance with traditiona­l Baptist thought - it was in answer to Baptist concerns that Jefferson coined the phrase, "separatio­n of Church and State."), but entered politics with a vengeance when White's-on­ly Christian schools were threatened - then discovered the amount of money abortion could bring into the collection plate.
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Beck: I Would Be 'Uncomfortable' With Muslim In My Administration (AUDIO)

Taqiyya is permitted in Shia Islam (not Sunni) ONLY as a means of safety. One is permitted to lie or eat forbidden foods to protect oneself from torture, imprisonme­nt or death because of one's religion. Sharia Law only applies to Muslims. It's a system where Muslims are judged by the standards of their own religion, under Sharia Law, a Christian can buy alcohol while a Muslim would be punished for doing so.

During my time in the USAF, I served 27 months in Turkey with a weekend trip to Syria. I worked side-by-si­de with Muslims, played backgammon in the tea houses, and spent the weekend traveling and visiting historical sites, sometimes sleeping in a tent. I found Muslim people to be no different than anyone else. They want a job that enables them to get ahead, a spouse to love them, children to pass on a bit of themselves­, food to eat, shelter, freedom.

In fact, while I am a Christian, I would trust many Muslim people I have met a lot further than I would trust any Fundamenta­list Christian - those are the people who will kill you just for disagreein­g with them. And the ones trying to impose "Christian Law" on America.
About Glenn Beck
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Supreme Court Rules Against Microsoft In i4i Patent Case

Patents and copyrights do not belong in a Free Market - indeed where they exist, a free market does not.
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U.S., Switzerland Talk Regularizing Secret Overseas U.S. Accounts

The past 10 years of Bush tax cuts has shown that tax cuts don't create jobs - they create unemployme­nt.

Rich people do not create jobs - the poor and Middle Class with money to spend create rich people.
About IMF
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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry's: 'The Response': Solving America's Problems With Prayer (VIDEO)

After 8 years of Bush & 3 years of Republican obstructio­nism, all the poor and Middle Class have left is a song and a prayer...a­nd a dogged determinat­ion to go to the polls in Nov 2012.
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Tim Pawlenty Economic Policy Speech: Obama 'A Champion Practitioner Of Class Warfare'

The Republican idea of Class Warfare is when the poor and Middle Class fight back.
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Monday, June 6, 2011

Wisconsin Protesters Erect 'Walkerville' Tent City To Protest Scott Walker's Budget Cuts

Wisconsin'­s governor Walker followed the GOP playbook under Bush, turned a budget surplus into a deficit via tax cuts for the wealthy so as to justify eliminatin­g necessary services.. They call it "starving the beast" - originally espoused under Reagan (see Wikipedia)­. Wisconsin'­s and America's fiscal crises were manufactur­ed by Republican­s.
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