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Nuff Said.

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10 Reasons To Vote Republican

1) You think rich people are cool and everybody else sucks.

2) You believe that anyone who is unemployed is lazy or stupid or on drugs.

3) You believe that everyone should have religious freedom (as long as its Christian).

4) You believe that life begins when the female undies are removed.

5) You believe that citizenship should require owning an assault weapon instead of health insurance.

6) You believe the government should be run like a family or a business or better yet, a family business.

7) You believe everything your father ever said.

8) You need to compensate for your low self esteem by identifying yourself as a conservative thereby attaining vicarious superiority.

9) You believe that if you disagree with rich white guys there must be something wrong with you.

10) You believe that The singular “I” is more important than the plural “us”.

Just Sayin

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The Angry White Right and Their Racist Hate Groups

Prosecutor: Ga. murder case uncovers terror plot


According to The Southern Poverty Law Center, the five states with the highest number of active hate groups is as follows: CA; 84, GA; 65, FLA; 55, NJ; 47, TX; 45.  With the exception of New Jersey, they are all in the south and west. 

LUDOWICI, Ga. (AP) — Four Army soldiers based in southeast Georgia killed a former comrade and his girlfriend to protect an anarchist militia group they formed that stockpiled assault weapons and plotted a range of anti-government attacks, prosecutors told a judge Monday.

Prosecutors in rural Long County, near the sprawling Army post Fort Stewart, said the militia group of active and former U.S. military members spent at least $87,000 buying guns and bomb components. They allege the group was serious enough to kill two people — former soldier Michael Roark and his 17-year-old girlfriend, Tiffany York — by shooting them in the woods last December in order to keep its plans secret.

"This domestic terrorist organization did not simply plan and talk," prosecutor Isabel Pauley told a Superior Court judge. "Prior to the murders in this case, the group took action. Evidence shows the group possessed the knowledge, means and motive to carry out their plans." Continue reading ‘The Angry White Right and Their Racist Hate Groups’ »

The Republican Party of 2012

GOP Ohio chairman says voting laws shouldn’t accommodate African Americans

By: Lou Colagiovanni


“Ohio has been in the national spotlight in recent weeks because of voter participation laws that have been the topic of a massive national debate. Finally a compromise that left both sides unhappy was reached. Now leaders are speaking out, including a chairman of the Republican party who, in an interview, said he does not believe voting laws should specifically accommodate African American voters. Later in the interview he also used profanity.

Douge Preisse is the chairman of The Franklin County Republican party. During an interview via email with “The Dispatch”, a local publication, Preisse said “I guess I really actually feel we shouldn’t contort the voting process to accommodate the urban, read African-American, voter-turnout machine. Let’s be fair and reasonable.”

It is odd that Preisse would describe his views as reasonable or fair, as they seem to be anything but that.

When asked about similar charges by other Democratic and progressive leaders Preisse became mildly hostile with his written response and called any allegations of unfairness or impropriety as “bullshit.” He also wrote, “Quote me!”

Indeed, that is exactly what we will do.”

It has never been more blatantly obvious that republicans do not want “non-whites” to vote.

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Romney Has It

These girls should be ashamed.
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Mandate Plus Obstruction Equals Gridlock

Republicans are depending on their usual resonating themes to motivate their base: hate, fear, envy, greed and ignorance.

By Amy Walter | ABC OTUS News

Ok let’s revue, in 2008 the voters elected a Democratic president, senate, and house.  The president promised to end gridlock but came face to face with a Republican minority that chose to do nothing but to obstruct every effort by the Democrats to compromise.  In fact the Republicans stated publicly that their one and only goal was to remove President Obama from office.  Republicans actually refuse to accept President Obama as the legitimate executive elected by the voters.  When confronted with blatant obstructionism the president was forced to push through the legislature that represented the voters’ mandate.  The economy in 2008 was in the toilet because of complete incompetence on the part of the Bush administration.  Republicans have done everything in their power to put the blame for the catastrophe caused by Bush on the shoulders of Obama.  The Republicans have conveniently forgotten that it was Bush, not Obama, who ran up a 5 trillion dollar deficit in his 8 years in office after receiving a surplus.  Democrats may not be innocent, but they are not guilty of creating the mess we are in.  Republicans are guilty of both causing the budget deficit and preventing it from being corrected. 

“In picking Rep. Paul Ryan, whose eponymous budget plan has become synonymous with political polarization, Mitt Romney assured an ideological campaign where a debate over the role of government will be front and center. It is a debate the Obama campaign and partisans on both sides are also eager to have. But it’s not a debate that swing voters want. Continue reading ‘Mandate Plus Obstruction Equals Gridlock’ »

And There it is! “The Better Angels of America”

If you ever needed evidence of the assumed superiority of the Republican right there it is in black and white.

By Holly Bailey, Yahoo! News

ASHLAND, Va.—Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan made their second appearance together as the GOP ticket, stopping at a local pie store here ahead of a campaign rally nearby.

Hundreds of supporters had gathered outside Homemades by Suzanne, where Romney and Ryan stopped in to buy pie and do a little retail politicking. As the two candidates passed by the press pool covering the event, Ryan, who accepted Romney’s invitation to join the ticket on Aug. 5, was asked if it was hard to keep the news a secret.

“It was fine,” Ryan said, adding it was an easy decision to accept Romney’s offer. “It was… We’ve got to save the country.”

Asked how he came to his decision, Romney demurred, telling reporters he would get into the tale another time. But speaking at a rally at nearby Randolph Macon College, Romney called Ryan a “man who appeals to the better angels of America” and called today a “big day” for the country.

In a dig at President Barack Obama’s campaign, Romney vowed that he and Ryan would keep their focus on issues, rather than personal attacks.

“We’re going to talk about issues and a vision for America and not drag down in the dirt like you’re seeing from the Obama campaign,” Romney declared.

Somehow in Mitt’s mind, the crazy right wing haters in the country are the “better angels”.  All those people who have attained vicarious superiority by proudly waring the conservative label are the “good people”.  That means that the rest of us, the people who actually care about other human beings are the lesser angels.  My how condescending.

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Romney/Ryan the conservative’s 1, 2 punch

Prosperity for the rich………austerity for the rest

The Romney & Ryan Republican ticket makes the 2012 election a crystal clear choice for voters. Romney represents the quintessential model of creating wealth by taking advantage of opportunities that arise within a closed system.  Ryan represents the support network for Romney’s endeavors by working to guarantee that the system remains closed.  In other words, Romney is a model for the prosperity of the 1% while Ryan is a model for the austerity of the 99%. Romney’s plans favor the rich while Ryan’s plans devastate the rest of the population.

“Ryan told the New Yorker that he was “miserable” during the George W. Bush years, when a Republican-majority Congress added $5 trillion to the debt in war spending, bank bailout, tax cuts, and other costs. But Ryan also tended to vote with the majority at that time, though he put forward unsuccessful proposals to privatize Social Security and made other budget-shrinking suggestions.”

George W. Bush buried the country in debt and the Republican conservatives have made it their goal to block any attempts by the Obama administration to alleviate the problem.

The American voters have an opportunity to choose between a country for all or a country for the select few.  Its that simple.  Whether you are a tea bagger or a progressive the choice is clear……..plutocracy or democracy.  Here we are, back at the Hamilton/Jefferson argument.  If you were hoping for compromise, forget about it.

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How many haters will make it to heaven?

Church where toddler’s anti-gay song was filmed: We don’t condone hate

Apparently the work of the christianist faith is to teach the very young the value of fear and hatred.  For these are the virtues that make christianism the badge of superiority over that which is not understood. 

Read the article at: Yahoo News

By Dylan Stableford

A church in Indiana said it does not condone hate in the wake of a video, apparently shot inside the church, that shows a child singing “ain’t no homo going to make it to heaven”—to the delight of a cheering congregation.

The video surfaced last week on YouTube. According to CNN’s Belief Blog, about 20 people gathered outside Apostolic Truth Tabernacle in Greensburg on Sunday to protest. According to CNN, journalists were not allowed inside the church on Sunday, and church leaders refused to comment on the video or protest.

Late last week, the church posted a statement on its website addressing the controversy:

The Pastor and members of Apostolic Truth Tabernacle do not condone, teach, or practice hate of any person for any reason. We believe and hope that every person can find true Bible salvation and the mercy and grace of God in their lives. We are a strong advocate of the family unit according to the teachings and precepts found in the Holy Bible. We believe the Holy Bible is the Divinely-inspired Word of God and we will continue to uphold and preach that which is found in scripture.

According to Time magazine, church members “ratcheted up security” following reports of death threats aimed at pastor Jeff Sangl over the video, though a local sheriff later said he was unaware of such threats.

The video and is the latest in a series of church videos featuring anti-gay speech—a response, in part, to President Barack Obama’s historic public support for same sex marriage.

Last month, a North Carolina pastor delivered a homophobic sermon that suggested rounding up all “queers and homosexuals” and quarantining them inside an electric fence.

“I figured a way to get rid of all the lesbians and queers,” Charles L. Worley told worshippers at Providence Road Baptist Church on May 13. “Build a great big large fence—50 or 100 mile long—put all the lesbians in there. Fly over and drop some food. Do the same thing with the queers and the homosexuals, and have that fence electrified so they can’t get out. And you know what, in a few years, they’ll die out. Do you know why? They can’t reproduce!”

“It makes me pukin’ sick to think about,” Worley added. “Can you imagine kissing some man?”

A video of his comments went viral, drawing hundreds of protesters last month to the Catawba County Justice Center, 12 miles from the Maiden, N.C., church where Worley delivered his Mother’s Day rant.

Ahh the sanctity of ignorance.

Flatus The Elder

How devout christianists celebrate the season

Courtney Stodden Poses as the Easter Bunny, Spreads Some “Erotic” Holiday Cheer

From Tebow to Stodden, may heaven help us.
Read the article at E online:
By Brandi Fowler

Consider us tickled pink.

Since Easter really isn’t Easter without Courtney Stodden posing as a bunny, the self-proclaimed sexpot and devout Christian decided to bring some “erotic Easter spirit” to the masses with a few over-the-top shots of herself in a bikini and bunny ears.

And we can’t say we didn’t see this coming…

MORE: Courtney Stodden Responds to Gossip Girl Diss

“Spreading some erotic Easter spirit your way—xoxoxoxo,” Stodden tweeted Friday, along with a link to the photo shoot on the Daily Mail‘s site, which revealed Doug Hutchinson‘s teen bride clad in a pink bow tie, bunny ears and a fluffy tail on her white bikini bottoms as she palmed an egg-filled Easter basket.

And since a bunny generally doubles as a mechanic (right?), Stodden made sure to pose bent over a Jeep Wrangler after finishing her Easter Egg hunt wearing none other than sky-high, clear lucite heels.

Of course, that was just the beginning of Stodden’s poetic prose to commemorate the holiday.

“HiPpeTy hIppETtY hOp HoP hOPpiNG my kinky Courtney-tail outside to capture a couple captivating rays – I’m such a sun bunny! Xoxoxoxo,” Stodden tweeted Saturday. “Whew – I’m a hippity HOT bunny now! Think I’m gonna cool off by stripping down to my ears as I bounce into a nippy shower :) .”

MORE: Teen Bride Courtney Stodden Wears High Heels to the Beach

But that wasn’t all.

On Easter Sunday, Stodden shared a spiritual message with followers, because nothing says the ressurection of Jesus like an over-the-top bikini shoot in a forest.

“HOPPY EASTER 2 U! God Bless “We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him,” she wrote.

Er, happy holidays?

Ok so lots of people have different opinions about what Easter represents.  Thankfully many of those opinions can be dismissed as pure lunacy.
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