Tuesday, November 29, 2011

From Our "Now Can We Move Onto Something Else?" Department...

Quote of the day:
Marine Gen. James F. Amos, the face of opposition in the military to lifting the ban on gays serving openly, now acknowledges his concern has proven unfounded that repeal would undermine the war effort. In fact, he says, Marines have embraced the change.
Times Free Press

Monday, November 28, 2011

It's Official...Whites Creek is a Miley Fan

Miley Cyrus releases a song supporting Occupy!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Told Ya So!

Over the past ten days, more than a dozen cities have moved to evict “Occupy” protesters from city parks and other public spaces. As was the case in last night’s move in New York City, each of the police actions shares a number of characteristics. And according to one Justice official, each of those actions was coordinated with help from Homeland Security, the FBI and other federal police agencies.
I'm calling my county commissioner and asking him to get me, in writing, the chain of command for our local Homeland security. Are local tax funds being used to fund a program that can be snatched away from local control on orders from Wall Street, as happened in 18 cities across America? Rick Ellis at Examiner.com Six Questions

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I Stand With the Occupy Patriots and I Ask: Who is Pulling the Strings In America?

Just this morning I posted the question, "Who is pulling the strings in America right now?" That was because I was seeing news reports of mayors having cops forcibly evict and arrest Occupy Patriots, even going against judges orders to do so. Something looked odd that all of a sudden the same mayors across the country had come to the same conclusion about how to proceed against their own citizens. Now I find out via Newscoma that in fact that the mayors are coordinating with each other. (We find it out from the BBC, by the way, not our American media) But someone has to be telling them what to do. Who is it?

I Want A Senator Just Like Her

Monday, November 14, 2011

From Our "Now I Get It" Department

The earliest sacrificial offering to God appears to have been made by Cain and was all veggies. The Old Testament has a long list of the particular items that were to be offered up to God depending on the sin committed. Everything that God did not consume was to be given to the priests, who apparently had quite a taste for Flambe.

From the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Read and Quote

There is sometimes a piece written that is so good almost every line is a worthy quote...
Bush and Cheney proved once and for all that tax cuts for the wealthy produce only two things: "lower growth and greater inequality."

 ...what little expansion there was under Bush culminated in the worst fiscal crisis since the Great Depression. "The wreckage was left by Dick Cheney, Grover Norquist and the gang," says [Lincoln] Chafee. "This was their doing."
This is one of them.

And  a commentary on that piece that is worthy of its own quotables...

We have quite literally gotten to the point where day-to-day government functions are put in jeopardy with regularity, all so that demanded handouts to the uppermost classes can continue. The prime duty of government—to effectively govern—is considered anathema, and the GOP in particular competes within itself to see who can best disrupt it. Not because of deficits (which ballooned, under GOP rule) or small government (government got no smaller, during the years they controlled it) but because it is now presumed that the only legitimate question government may contemplate is just how well it can cater to the desires of the richest of the rich.
There...You have your reading assignment for the day. For extra credit figure out how we can get this information through the boneheaded skulls of people who still think Obama is a socialist and that David Koch has only their best interests at heart. Steve I am reminded of this song by Tim Hardin. (You probably think Rod Stewart wrote it) If I listened long enough to you I'd find a way to believe that it's all true Knowing that you lied straight-faced while I cried Still I look to find a reason to believe Someone like you makes it hard to live without somebody else Someone like you makes it easy to give never think about myself If I gave you time to change my mind I'd find a way just to leave the past behind Knowing that you lied straight-faced while I cried Still I look to find a reason to believe

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

"The Park is the Spark"

Make It So!

Progressives can take heart at what went down yesterday in a fabulous day at the polls.

Personhood for zygotes was resoundingly defeated in Mississippi...Mississippi!

The author of the anti-immigration law and President of the Senate in Arizona was resoundingly kicked out of office...Arizona!

Governor Kasich's anti-collective bargaining bill was resoundingly defeated in Ohio...Ohio!

In Knoxville, TN a REAL Democrat resoundingly defeated a fake Democrat...Tennessee!

At least five women who claim they were harrassed/groped/fondled by Herman Cain will stand fast together in a press conference.

Real Democrats...Pay attention to this! Remember that Benjamin Franklin quote about hanging together? If we hang together they cannot hang us separately. Democrats have the issues that resound in people's minds. Wall street and Banks must be reigned in (Over $50 million was withdrawn from banks on Saturday alone, BTW). Public education must be protected. The rights of workers to collectively bargain must be protected. The right of every American to peaceably assemble and petition our government for the redress of wrongs must not only be protected but encouraged. Our First Amendment rights to a free press representing the citizens and not the corporations must be reinstated. Persons are persons and money is not speech. We must make it so!


Monday, November 7, 2011

Do All Zygotes Go to Heaven, or is That Just in Mississippi?

Mississippi is on the verge of passing a law that says all fertilized eggs have a soul. That raises serious questions about the zygote soul, personhood, and the amount of guilt and or sorrow women should feel when they dispose of a tampon. Does 26 chromosomes a soul make? Since it has 52 chromosomes does a duck billed platypus have TWO souls? Since they split a zygote, do identical twins have a half soul each?