Friends Don't Let Friends Vote Republican
I did not write this, it is from an email that was sent to me by Ann from Detroit! It makes so many points far better than I could do.
In order to be a Republican, you need to believe:
1. Jesus loves you and shares your hatred of homosexuals and .
2. Saddam was a good guy when Reagan armed him, a bad guy when Bush's Daddy made war on him, a good guy when Cheney did business with him, and a bad guy when Bush needed a "we can't find Bin Laden" diversion.
3. Trade with Cuba is wrong because the country is Communist, but trade with China and Vietnam is vital to a spirit of international harmony.
4. The United States should get out of the United Nations, but our highest national priority should continue to be enforcing U.N. resolutions against .
5. A woman can't be trusted with decisions about her own body, but multinational drug corporations can make decisions affecting all mankind without regulation.
6. The best way to improve military morale is to praise the troops in speeches, while slashing veterans' benefits and combat pay.
7. If condoms are kept out of schools, adolescents won't have sex.
8. A good way to fight terrorism is to belittle our longtime allies, then demand their cooperation and money.
9. Providing health care to all Iraqis is sound policy, but providing health care to all Americans is socialism. HMO's and insurance companies have the best interests of the public at heart.
10. Global warming and tobacco's link to cancer are junk science, but creationism should be taught in schools.
11. A president lying about an extramarital affair is an impeachable offense, but a president lying to enlist support for a war in which thousands die is solid defense policy.
12. Government should limit itself to the powers named in the Constitution, which include banning gay marriages and censoring the Internet.
13. The public has a right to know about Hillary's cattle trades, but 's driving record is none of our business.
14. Being a is a moral failing and a crime, unless you're a conservative radio host. Then it's an illness, and you need our prayers for your recovery.
15. Supporting " " for every Republican ever born, who will be born, or who might be born (in perpetuity.)
16. What did in the 1960's is of vital national interest, but what Bush did in the '80's is irrelevant.
17. Support for hunters who shoot their friends and blame them for wearing orange vests similar to those worn by the quail.
18. If you don't send this to at least 10 other people, we're likely to be stuck with more Republicans in '08.
Religion on I-5
On the drive back from LA this weekend, we stopped for gas right off the grapevine
and look what tee shirt was for sale. This was among an entire rack of
religious apparel on offer from the god squad.
Who says you have to be near a big box church in order to see this stuff? Maybe they should change their name to gas 'n preach?
Fuckabee claims most of the Bible Belt, shocker. This wingnut wants Roe v. Wade to be overturned and also supports a Constitutional Amendment to define marriage as between a man and a woman. Hey, doesn't the Constitution guarantee our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Isn't marriage supposed to be part of that happiness?
He claims to have traveled the US and the World, seriously? How can he be so closed minded? Scary, very scary. If he does any better or worse becomes the vp nominee, then women and the LGBT community are screwed back to the Dark Ages.
I can't even bring myself to discuss his stance on immigration.
Unless you live in a cave, you know that the Iowa Caucus took place today. Barack Obama came in first, John Edwards picked up momentum by coming in second while Hillary came in third on the Democratic side. Dodd and Biden have now dropped out of the race. I am sorry to see them go.
On the Republican side, ultra conservative Mike Huckabee won. I was horrified to see his campaign headquarters featuring prayer circles as were some of the reporters. On the plus side, he is most likely beatable. If by some miracle he does win, women and the LGBT community are screwed.
One Iowa voter said that he voted for him because of his unabashed faith. It is his unabashed faith that makes me want to move to out of the US.
A Christmas Miracle
Just go look.
If this guy gets any where, women and the LGBT community are screwed. Is he spending the next few days with all of his wives?
1 Republican Out, Too Many To Go
According to the NYTimes, Senator Sam Brownback is said to be dropping out of the race to be the Republican nominee. The poll numbers show him at 2% in Iowa. At least for now, Roe v. Wade is safe from this wingnut.
Mitt Romney's number flip, just like his stance on issues like Abortion and questions about his religion. I have a few questions for him.
This is all subject to change when the candidates hit Iowa hard before the Caucus that is scheduled for Monday, January 14, 2008.
Mitt's Mormon Meltdown
This interview goes on for twenty minutes and the interviewer, Jan Mickelson asks Mitt Romney about his Mormon faith and Romney didn't want to talk about it. In fact, he seemed irritated by the line of questioning. USAToday has some of the highlights in case you don't have time to watch the interview.
How does he think that he can belong to an odd religion that is mysterious and cult-like and think that it isn't a topic for discussion?
Seeing as how religion plays a role in all elections these days, I have to confess that I am intrigued by the Mormon underwear thing. Wacky, sure, weird, definitely. They claim it is an act of devotion. Whatever happened to wearing a cross necklace?
Garments are underclothing that covers the body from the shoulders to the knees. There is a great amount of symbolism associated with the receiving and wearing of the garment.
In Exodus 28 a description is given of how Aaron and his sons are consecrated and anointed to be priests. In this chapter it also describes the priestly clothing; “And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron they brother for glory and for beauty…And these are the garments they shall make; a breastplate, and an ephod, and a robe, and a broidered coat, a mitre, and a girdle; and they shall make holy garments for Aaron thy brother, and his sons, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office.”1 From these scriptures and further reading in chapter 29 of Exodus it becomes apparent that the garment is to help remind the priests and symbolize their consecration to God’s service.
The garment also symbolizes
Christ’s atonement, which covers our sins. This symbolism can be
understood from Genesis 3. When Adam and Eve eat of the forbidden fruit
they become aware of their nakedness and seek to hide themselves from
God’s presence. This is much what we do when we sin; we are no longer
worthy to be in God’s presence. When God learns from Adam what he has
done, both Adam and Eve are chastised and told that they must leave the
garden, but God also makes them clothes to cover their nakedness. “Unto
Adam also and his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and
clothed them.”2 This symbolizes how when we sin we must face
the consequences, but if we rely on the Lord, he will help “cover” our
sins just as He covered Adam and Eve’s nakedness. This same scripture
can also be applied to the fact that garments are a reminder that we
rely on God for all that we have. source: LDSpatriot
According to Wonkette, presidential candidate and famous Mormon, Mitt Romney refuses to say whether or not he wears the garments. Does he or doesn't he? I don't see why he refuses to answer. Is he ashamed of his believes?
Turnout is Key
Well, it had been awhile since I have written about politics, but I have some two cents to share.
Yes, we have a REAL chance to get back the House and Senate. But, we aren't there, yet. Let's not spend the next two days prediciting victory.
Let's get out there and make it HAPPEN. How are we going to do that? by VOTING ON TUESDAY and making sure that all of our felllow liberals and moderates do the same.
Women, Katrina victims and LGBT community stands to lose the most.
Holy Liberal Media!
The liberal media strikes again. ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX have all declined to run an ad for the United Church of Christ. They have refused because they claim not to run advocacy ads -- huh? What would you call the ads about pollution?
The ads feature Gay couples (oh, no!), ethnic minorites (scary) and unwed mothers being cast aside by an unspecified Church. How shocking and
"They are saying, 'You can entertain on 'Will & Grace' and 'Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,' but when it comes to showing you as whole people with the church, that is going to far," Buford said. Says the spokesman for the Church and he may be right.
What's the moral of the story? 1. God loves all people and 2. the liberal media is only as liberal as those who sensor what gets on television.