Monthly Archives: September, 2011

Real Class War Is Working to Keep Those Below You Down

“Contrary to popular belief, the United States is not a meritocracy, and amid cries of class warfare, Americans are getting the worst of both worlds.”  READ

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Bachmann Cherry Picks Quote From Jefferson

The fanciful ‘facts’ at Fox News debate: “Michele Bachmann quoted Thomas Jefferson in defense of her previous assertion that separation of church and state is a “myth.” But the 1802 letter she cited is the very one in which Jefferson said the First Amendment erects “a wall of separation between Church & State.     READ

Civility? For the Anti-Choice Movement, It’s An Alien Concept

by Amanda Marcotte, RH Reality CheckSeptember 25, 2011

File under “least surprising story ever:” Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Ellen Goodman recently had an invitation to speak at St. Francis University on the topic of “civility,” but ended up having her invitation revoked because she’s pro-choice and St. Francis is a Catholic university.  This sort of thing is happening more frequently nowadays as the anti-choice movement gets more radical, and Catholic schools are feeling more pressure from the movement to put misogynist religious dogma ahead of their academic mission to encourage free discourse. Goodman herself reacted by saying, “Imagine my disappointment at having my plea for civility returned with a pie in the face.”

I think the lesson in all this is that there are limits to the concept of civil discourse. I appreciate Goodman’s desire for people to turn down the volume on the hostility and anger—her lecture was to be titled “A Civil Tongue: Welcome to the era of polarized politics, food fight cable shows, and ballistic blogging. How civility was shattered, who is winning, who is losing, and how do we call a truce to the mud wrestling”—but there’s really no way for anti-choicers to conduct themselves civilly when promoting their cause. After all, the cause itself is uncivil. Civil people don’t nose around in other people’s private lives, try to impose their weird religious dogma on the unwilling, or try to destroy other people’s pleasure just for the sake of doing it. But that is functionally what the anti-choice movement is about. If they applied their approach to sex when approaching food, they’d be running around jeering at people in restaurants for eating for pleasure, and they’d run ads showing the contents of the toilet after #2 with language suggesting that since poo is disgusting, the practice of eating for pleasure should be ended. Civil people mind their own business when it comes to other people’s sexual and medical choices, so long as everything involves consenting adults.  Being anti-choice is simply the opposite of civility.

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Jusitice Scalia Whines That Universities Are Removing “Religious Views”

Monday, September 26, 2011

Scalia Speaks At Duquesne About Morality, Capital Punishment

Justice Antonin Scalia on Saturday spoke at the event marking the centennial of Duquesne University School of Law.  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports on his remarks that called on the law school to maintain its moral judgment, saying: “Our educational establishment these days, while so tolerant of and even insistent on diversity in all other aspects of life, seems bent on eliminating the diversity of moral judgment, particularly moral judgment based on religious views.” READ

Michele Bachmann’s Security Detail Keeps Roughing Up Reporters

By Sarah Seltzer

“Politico has a story this morning that’s sure to raise the hackles of the Michele Bachmann campaign staff. Let’s just hope the reporters, Ben Smith and Jonathan Martin know how to duck. Here’s the gist of it: the campaign keeps getting into physical dust-ups with members of the press. And while some of it is understandable given the candidate’s popularity and controversial stances, the Politico reporters are quick to note that other celebrity-type politicians like Sarah Palin, Hillary Clinton and more, haven’t seemed to have the same problem.” READ

Bishop Angry At Obama For Giving Gays Equal Rights

Top Bishop Says Obama’s Position ON DOMA Threatens Enormous Church-State Conflict (“imperiling the religious freedom” of people)

Monday, September 26, 2011,

Last week, Archbishop Timothy Dolan, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, sent a strongly worded letter (PDF: full text) to President Obama objecting to the Administration’s decision earlier this year to no longer defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act. (See prior posting.)

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6 Ways the Rich Are Waging a Class War Against the American People

“Denying the very existence of an entire class of citizens? That’s waging some very real warfare against them.” READ

Christians afraid to speak up and have allowed the “cultural elite” to force them into silence

(NOTE: LMAO…conservative Christians dominate Congress and control law and bill creation, they own the media and never stop whining and complaining…..please someone get some Roman culture into the USA…we would have so much fun and have these mentally ill folk STFU)
Story:

Chuck Colson says that Christians conservatives aren’t speaking out enough against gays

September 25, 2011 By

http://www.goddiscussion.com/80397/chuck-colson-says-that-christians-conservatives-arent-speaking-out-enough-against-gays/

Not All Rape Victims Are Alike: Join The Peace Corps If You Want Freedom

(NOTE: I guess this means if you are not going to join the Peace Corps, you don’t have the right to an abortion, as the Conservative Christians in US congress are trying to ban woman from this right, even when a preteen is raped and impregnated by her biological father)

“Senate Committee Votes to Lift Ban on Abortions for Peace Corps Volunteers in Cases of Rape, Life Endangerment: The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Affairs, and Related Programs has passed a bill that would amend the current total ban on abortion care for Peace Corps volunteers by allowing the Corps to provide access to safe abortion services in cases of sexual assault, incest or life endangerment.”: READ

By Cutting Taxes on the Rich, We’ve Incentivized Greed–How Do We Return to Fairness?

“The Right wants to return to the “happier days” of the 1950s–but forgets that one of the main reasons for that era’s prosperity was very high taxes on the wealthy.” READ

NRA Chief: Obama Leaving Gun Owners Alone Is ‘Conspiracy’ To Take Away Guns

“Paranoid and baseless accusations that Democrats are trying to destroy the Second Amendment is nothing new for Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice president of the National Rifle Association. This is the man who, after the January Tuscon shooting claimed six lives, rejected President Obama’s offer to come to the White House for a closed door meeting to discuss solutions to gun violence in America.” READ

How Conservatives and Corporate Elites Are Stoking Economic Hysteria to Force Catastrophic Cuts

“Conservative and corporate elites are stoking the turmoil, and using fear to panic a public into accepting harsh measures that would be otherwise unacceptable.” READ

TX Gov. Steals From Public Schools For Socializing Oil Companies

(NOTE: its not called “Welfare” or “Socialism” when those in power give tax payer’s money to the wealthy)

 

“Perry Appointees May Raid Public School Funds To Give Oil Refineries $135 Million Tax Break –   The nation’s biggest oil companies — many of them headquartered in oil-rich Texas — are raking in record profits this year and don’t need any more incentive to keep doing business. But Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) and his hand-picked appointees are giving them one anyway, and literally taking money away from children and schools to pay for it. Public education — along with Medicaid, women’s health care, and the Texas Forest Service — was gutted in the budget Perry signed this year. But the governor’s hand-picked appointees on the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality look likely to raid another $67 million from public schools to give Big Oil a tax break“: READ

British Soldiers in Afghanistan Shown ‘War Snuff Movies’

“Disturbing footage of Apache attack helicopters killing people in Afghanistan is being shown to frontline British soldiers in “Kill TV nights” designed to boost morale, a television documentary will reveal.” READ

Religion allows a person to hate, kill, torture, or steal, while allowing him to recuse himself of all blame

“In the history of the world, nothing has been the catalyst of more grief, hatred, war, and crime than religion. Religion allows a person to hate, kill, torture, or steal, while allowing him to recuse himself of all blame. Religion causes people to break the laws of ethics and morality in the name of a god.” (http://atheists.org/religion)

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