Thursday, January 31, 2013

Stephen King is Pro -gun-control

Quoted in The Political Carnival

Best-selling author and gun owner Stephen King has written a 25-page essay, Guns

[The NRA] will deflect attention from guns and propose expanding access to mental health services, stationing guards in schools, and of course clamping down on the media's glorification of violence. "One only wishes [NRA Executive VIce President and CEO] Wayne LaPierre and his NRA board of directors could be drafted to some of these [school shooting] scenes, where they would be required to put on booties and rubber gloves and help clean up the blood, the brains, and the chunks of intestine still containing the poor wads of half-digested food that were some innocent bystander's last meal," King writes. Maybe then they'll focus less on the make-believe death in media and the very real destruction that open access to military-style weapons can cause.

Even Poe, as crazy as he was, saw the insanity in religion.

The Bible is violent

The NRA likes to talk about our "culture of violence" and to lay blame on movies and video games for shootings in the US. I think they left something else out - something that we force on young children from the time they are born. Should IT be banned as well?

We continue the assault on our fellow citizens

A few important statistics about guns.

The NRA takes a stand

It's about Obama

When the Republicans held the White House under G.W. Bush there was no argument over raising the debt ceiling; there was no argument about cutting spending (they increased it); there was no demand that Medicare and Medicaid be wiped out - they even passed an unfunded drug-rider (Plan D) to Medicare. Nope- all of the hoopla we're going through these days is because Obama (read "black man") is in the White House. The fear of "big government," as they are so fond of proclaiming, is only fear of a big government in the hands of minorities.

I could list even more laws for children that need to be passed.

Republicans and their double-standard

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

U.S. Catholics have an issue - fetuses or money?

Source: Daily Kos

-----------Catholic bishops to 'review' position that fetuses aren't people after all
from Daily Kos by (Kaili Joy Gray)

Well, this certainly didn't take long:

Three Colorado bishops said on Thursday they will review a Catholic Church hospital's defense of a lawsuit that argues fetuses do not have legal status - apparently contradicting the Church's teaching on life issues.

The case stems from a malpractice and wrongful death lawsuit filed by Jeremy Stodghill in the 2006 death of his seven-month pregnant wife Lori at a Catholic hospital in Canon City, Colorado. Her twin fetuses also died.

Christians - your God is busy

Teaching religion

Frank Zappa sings about religion

And we continue to shoot each other...

It's an NRA proposal

The Glib Sociopath

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When you can argue rationally about gun control...

Higher taxes on the wealthy WILL have an impact on jobs!

Republicans - the pinnacle of irrationality

Conservatives never let facts get in their way.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The answer to all of our economic problems.

Saw this over on Google+ and thought it might cure a lot of what ails our economy today.

So why is there no maximum wage?
---Jonco Stl

Listen to Frank

If Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens can't convince Christians of the folly of their beliefs, then perhaps Frank Zappa can do it.

There he goes

There goes Christopher Hitchens - using logic again - and we know he's not convincing those who function based on belief.

Christians - better understand your religion

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It's all "W's" fault

It can't be said often enough - the huge debt and growing deficit really aren't Obama's fault - George W Bush was responsible for the debt and the decline in the American economy and Obama has had to maintain to avoid throwing us into a depression.

We are so owned

Here I just posted about the importance of the constitution in America, and now I'm doing a turnabout because we are owned, and I mean totally owned, by the monied interests in this nation. I'd wager that a lot of patriots are turning over in their graves. We suffer at the hands of the religion of greed, son't we?

The US Constitution

Our country is founded on a constitution - a secular constitution - and not on a religious tome. I hope the nation's leaders never forget that or it will mean a much more restrictive, unforgiving nation.

Gun control? We don't need no steenkin' gun control

Oh , and did I mention that we continue to shoot one another with great frequency here in the US?

Working on the "gun" problem in America

"When the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail." This metaphor so adequately describes the problem of the right-wing it is almost as if it was written for them. Their thinking is just so shallow that on any given issue they have only one tool. In the case of gun rights, all they read into the "gun control" issue is "confiscate all guns." They see no shades of grey, only black and white and so they want to shoot some more people in order to effect more saved lives by taking more lives. It borders on the insane.

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The NRA Interprets the Second Amendment

Monday, January 28, 2013

Conservatives fight back against women in combat

Think Progress

-----------Conservatives are outraged over Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's decision to lift the ban on women in combat, which opens up more than 200,000 frontline positions to women. Opponents of the move have called it "humiliating" and dangerous to unit cohesion. On CNN's Starting Point, host Soledad O'Brien caught one such critic off guard by anonymously quoting a similar argument made during integration of African Americans into the military.

Professor Kingsley Browne, author of "Co-Ed Combat," argued that the military's physical standards would have to be lowered to accommodate women because there is "very little overlap in physical capacity between men and women." O'Brien asked him if he agreed with a 1941 quote blasting military integration from Colonel Eugene Householder without revealing its context:

    O'BRIEN: I'm going to read a little bit from this colonel who said this: 'The army is not a sociological laboratory; to be effective it must be organized and trained according to the principles which will ensure success…Experiments are a danger to efficiency, discipline and morale and would result in ultimate defeat.'

    BROWNE: I think that that's true. I don't think it's true with respect to ultimate defeat of the United States in a war. I think what's likely to occur though is the defeat of the United States in small battles, which means people are going to die. [...]

    O'BRIEN: That was from a guy in 1941. And that argument was about not allowing black people in the military. That was his exact argument of why blacks should not be allowed in the military, because it's a danger to efficiency and discipline and morale and will result in ultimate defeat.

Better know your Bible

Just clarifying what Christians believe so that any of you on the fence, and reading this, will know what it entails.

Christians - know your Bible

Women - do you know your place? You can't really be a Bible-thumper unless you do.

On being right...

Shootings of the day.