Morality is not determined by the church you attend nor the faith you embrace. It is determined by the quality of your character and the positive impact you have on those you meet along your journey
Why can't you be more like Sarah Palin? LOL. Even with Alzheimer's, that man had more brain capacity than that idiot.
But, it is going to be more fun than a barrel of drunken monkeys to watch the Palin flailin' and failin'. I imagine she's on the edge of a total breakdown about now. Karma's actually a bigger bitch than even she is.
Stop talking about Saint Ronald Reagan, Jesse! This cognitive dissonance is going to make our heads explode!TeaBagger Wing of Republican PartyChas & David Koch, Co-Chairmen
As has been discussed in earlier posts, it astounds me that $arah always mentions Reagan considering the vast amount of debt rung up during his tenure. Hero my keester.
Yes, she burned all her bridges, the moron. She went after Paul and Romney. I guess she thought the big mouths saying nothing (Perry and West and Cain) or the man even more faux Christian than she is (Santorum) or Toad's buddy Newt would prevail. Cause if she can run for VP, why any old slimy man will do in 2012. Kind of backfired on her. Too bad. So sad. Have RAM write dome scathing condemnation of the GOP and life and how this I'd Obama's fault. Then, go rest in peace with Ronnie.
This may be off topic.....but I was thinking about this last night. I would love to see a website or blog devoted to our wonderful congress, maybe one exists now covering this and I just don't know. When you think about the past 2 years and how they hate the unemployed, the uninsured, abortions...blah blah blah, how did they exactly earn their salaries? The media reported the 33 times they voted to repeal Obamacare cost us taxpayers 50 million $...that is just incredible. How much does congress really cost us?? They are going on summer vacation now how much time off does that make in 2 years? Salary, primo medical insurance, travel, per diem, office space, staff...it goes on and on. Seems to me they are the biggest ripoff we taxpayers have with zero return, actually negative return. You know that even those retarded teabaggers elected in 2010 will keep all their benefits for their entire life, all they have to do is be elected once. Needless to say, screw education or a zillion other things.
OT/Romney has perjured himself. Check this out. Will he face any consequences?http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/07/yes-romney-perjured-himself.html
Cue the new song for Romney:Come on Baby, Mitt's a Liar
The statute of limitations for perjury in Massachusetts is 3 years for perjury, so it's not likely unless they can prove some special circumstance, any attempt to do so would look bad politically, so my bet is no, he won't be charged for perjury for his 2002 testimony.
Slightly O/T:Gryphen, you know I'm not supposed to disclose campaign ads in progress but since I wrote the script for this one, I'm just bursting with pride and have to share the news even tho it's still in post-production and probably won't air until the end of the week.And don't get all hostile because it's an ad promoting Mittens for president. Believe me, I know you think highly of this Obama fella. But Ive explained many times why Im supporting Mittens' candidacy, so let's just try to be civil about it, ok?The concept for this ad is that Mittens is just a regulr Joe, man-of-the-people kinda guy. I want to capture the sense a LOT of people have that they are just like Mittens and Mittens is just like them. But, I knew it had to be different from your guy, Obama, who is always trying to impress people that he talks well English. The Mittens message has to be simple, direct, and powerful.----------------Using cinema-verite shaky-cam style footage, it's a series of 12 'regular folk', in various American settings like redneck bars, cattle feed lots, hedge fund board rooms, etc, who stare into the camera and say, without emotion, the simple tag line:"I am a douchebag."Boom, boom, boom... one after the other. "I am a douchebag.""I am a douchebag.""I am a douchebag."and so onSalt-of-the-earth faces using all the skin colors of the rainbow from pale, pale almost translucent Scandinavian white all the way to a deep ruddy Irish working-man kind of white to synmbolize the broad ethnic diversity of Mittens' supporters.And then the screen fades to black momentarily and silently fades in to the iconic black and white static Mittens visage that I can almost guarantee will be used for his addition to Mt Rushmore. And three stark lines in bold sans serif typeface superimposed with a slight drop shadow effect fade in over the picture:I am a DouchebagVote Mittens Republican Voting Day - Wednesday, November 7, 2012----------------------Wow... I wrote the damn thing and it still gives me goosebumps.... With all due modesty, I have to say, with ads like this, how can the guy possibly lose?No hard feelings, dude, ok?
Actually, there is a guy who is making much more effective anti-Romney ads. In fact, I came here just to post of his. Gryphen is going to love it.Precise, economical and brutal. Features a certain half-term governor too.http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_EiRFB00gLM
So, Beldar Torus Klaatu Conehead, are you going to STOP this nonsense of making me go to Google to find out what your latest "middle names are? What, you think I've got nothing better to do?
Am I the only one who thinks Mitt looks like Paulie Walnuts?
Lynne@9:30, I have told Beldar before that I have to look up some of his monikers, but have to admit that I really enjoy being enlightened by his names. I think you like it for the same reason, and although we probably both have better things to do, we still accommodate his challenges.And that's ok.Keep Going, Beldar, with encouragement fromthediagonal...
Bravo! Beldar! It's difficult to do "film Noir" with a bunch of "Blanc" DB's, so I totally get the "Cinema Verite'".
I used to be a Christian. But I never understood idolatry until after I left religion. A lot of religious conservatives in this country want to name everything after Reagan, build statues of him, and hate it when anybody says anything that is not 1000% positive about him. And one day I asked myself, "Who do these so-called Christians really worship?"
EverydayFreethough@8:58... answering your query in two words: Money=Power!That is all fromthediagonal
Just saw this a few min. ago. OT but relevant. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/07/where-is-sarah-palin/Jul 16, 2012 6:00amWhere Is Sarah Palin?By Shushannah Walshe@shushwalshe Follow on TwitterMy Comment:Where is Sarah Palin?Probably at home counting the money she’s using from her PAC to live off of. She’s brought in more than $1.16 Million so far this year and contributed less than 2 percent (actually 1.28% or $15,000) of that to candidates, which is supposed to be the stated purpose of the PAC to begin with. If anyone operated a charity by enriching themselves the way Ms Palin has done under false pretenses for the exclusive benefits for herself AND her family (and, to be fair, a few family friends), they would be in prison for life. Her latest PAC report was issued late last Friday to minimize scrutiny by the political press. That’s the story you should be reporting about Sarah Palin, Shushannah. Shame on you as a journalist to bother with a vanity piece after your perusal of Sarah PAC’s most recent FEC filing, #FEC-797088.The hypocrisy of Ms Palin to screech about crony capitalism while practicing the same so deftly is reprehensible.Where is the outrage? For that matter, where are the FEC and the IRS?POSTED BY: SHES TOAST | JULY 16, 2012, 12:49 PM 12:49 PM
Thank you, ShesToast! Well done!I do not usually comment on the SP threads, but this one has a much wider political relevance. I commend you for this post to Ms.Walshe and hope it will find a wider audience.fromthediagonal
I agree with Fromthediagonal, your comment is the best on the whole thread, ShoWalshe always gushes over Sarah, mentioning every project, prop and striptease her and the clan get involved in, reading her blog makes my stomach turn.
To be honest Gryphen, they don't worship the real Ron Reagan. They (like any cult) worships the sanitized, mythologized image in their heads. The "leaders" (IQ's not in single digits) may know that, like most humans, Reagan was not pure to any ideology, but they rationalize it in their minds and just feed the bots and paintchip eaters the mythology. That's why religions have priesthoods. Remember, when Socrates taught his students to see the flaws of the Greek gods, the Athenians put him to death. Not much new under the sun.
Reagan was an actor.Smiled for the camera. Spoke in a reassuring baritone.Read lines assigned to him.Convincingly.That was all.While his neocons f*cked this nation and others in one fell swoop.We still live with the reverberations until the rest of us fall prey to dementia.Oh, never mind, many already have.Just my thoughts fromthediagonal
One of the most deplorable(to me anyway) things Ronald Reagan did was during the the McCarthy trials in the 50's. It was a shameful period in our history when people were encouraged to out anyone thought to have or have had in the past any affliation with Communism - you know, kind of like in Nazi Germany when people were encouraged to turn in their neighbors and family members if they didn't toe the party line. Some of the Hollywood people subpoened to testify before Congress chose to stand up to the rabid fearmongering that was taking place in America at the time and refused to participate in the blatant assault on consitutional rights that was known as the House Unamerican Affairs Committee. The result of their refusal to name names was to be blacklisted, and for many of them, standing up for principles brought about the end of their careers.Ronald Reagan was not one of those principled people. He sang like a bird. People he "thought" might have some communist leanings and some others that seemed suspicious to him. I wonder how many innocent people's lives he helped ruin. I have no respect for that spineless, cowardly weasel.I watched the film footage years ago - it's all archived somewhere but I would have no idea where to locate it today. I
Anon@9:34: Yes, the McCarthy years in some ways mirrored the Nazi years, the Franco years, the Mussolini years, the Soviet years, the Communist East Germany, Poland, Chechoslovakia,Hungary etc. years, the inquisition and witch burning years and any and all years of any and all dictators who ever exerted absolute control over any given group of subjects.In this nation we have, as a diversified populace, managed to stave off the power hungry, the secular and religious nutcases, but only after some very frightening excesses.May we continue to "see the light", even if it takes us some time to do so.fromthediagonal
Anon934Very nice synopsis. You can find some video of the hearings on YouTube and the Googles has links to other archive footage for streaming.Special Counsel Joseph Welch: "Senator; you've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?"(first heard by me as an adorable half-month old baby fascinated by politics and sickened by right wing hypocrisy and bullies, even then)
HA, Beldar!Ain'tya bein' precious today?Luv ya anyhow!ftd
I can't honestly see Mittens embracing Sarah or asking her to campaign for him. I'm sure she will, but remember last summer when she tried (and did) upstage him at every turn? She was out on her family vacation, Constitution-themed bus tour showing up in Iowa and stealing the headlines on the day Mittens announced his candidacy! Every time Mittens turned around there was Sarah getting plenty of press. That had to not sit well with him or his handlers.
Very astute observation. She drove through a hurricane on a bus to steal his thunder, I'm sure she's sure he'll kiss her buttocks and ask her to campaign for him. She's a "let bygones be bygones" type of girl, but can she hold her ankles long enough? Time will tell....
She Will Not Go Quietlyhttp://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/07/palins-invite-gets-lost-in-the-mail.html
What's wrong, $arah? Are ya gettin' all wee-wee'd up?
OT/President Obama has pledged $80 million for everglades restoration. I love this man.http://www.globalgoodnews.com/government-news-a.html?art=134244792934027456
Ron Reagan Jr recently said that the Republican Party worships my Father as a God. But he would not be welcomed in today's Party.He was against torture and believed in compromise . He cared about people and believed in helping them. This party today believes in none of that.
Still though, he started the slide we're all (well, not the onr percent) still suffering from.Besides singing like a bird about his associates, he turned his back on the unions, and he was a union man while it profitted him.Treachery is all I remember him for.
Bain and the F-Wordhttp://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/07/16/bain-and-the-f-word.html
It's short, polite and utterly vicious.http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/07/16/1110389/-Wowie-Zowie-Time-for-Ka-Powie
He Forgot to Tell ChipPAChttp://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/07/16/1110377/-If-Romney-Wasn-t-at-Bain-from-1999-to-2002-He-Forgot-to-Tell-ChipPAC
Iran Contra happened on his watch, that, alone would disqualify him. The graphic is right, no way he'd get elected now.
Don't feed the trolls! It just goes directly to their thighs.