“He can uphold his religious belief in church, not in a bakery catering to the public, but this assertion about the right to assert religion into the public commons -- I believe I read -- began with Reagan's administration.
Read Luke 18.25, you hypocrite.”
Telavian on Dec 7, 2013 at 23:55:53
“Did you actually read that scripture because it doesn't mean what you think it does.”
“Sensenbrenner himself is the cause of Spygate, but now wants to shift blame, like a sleezeball that he is, on the person authorized to spy as much as he wants on anyone, anything, forever.
This is what the US Patriot Act is. Sensenbrenner seems to be the type of hateful American to have put the idea that "The Constitution is just a Goddamned piece of paper" into Bush's mind. Now he's trying to rehabilitate his image. No, d•ckhead.”
“Bad deal. The WTO is a word-wide union of corporations, a corporate union. Beware of corporate unions especially those with international reach.
It has the authority to negate California's forward-looking and hard-won environmental, health, and safety standards. It also allows a foreign nation to sue the US for any number of reasons which means that WTO bureaucrats can negate laws passed by the US.
Because the US Congress wants this corporate show of force, a power grab, it shows just how corporatized the congress is. We are talking about a kind of neo-Fascism.
The American people need to stop the US Congress, the WTO, and this Neo-Fascism.”
Blacksheep1 on Dec 7, 2013 at 11:48:21
“California is the most polluted place in the US my friend...”
“To some extent, yes, but there's also the question of this hidden population no longer in a database from which to officially recognize them and know how to classify their employment/unemployment status.”
“At one time, he might also have remarked, "Ahhh, the perplexing and transfixing Voo Doo of capitalism's Market Forces. It is so pruriently powerful, that even its most devout victims have a religious belief in its salvation."”
“No, joblessness is not down, so that's a bold-faced lie. Recorded joblessness is. That's because that big gub'mnt bookkeeper does not visit the jobless living on the river bottom so he conveniently does not count them. He/she does not hike down there.”
Scottish Guy on Dec 6, 2013 at 19:44:33
“BLS changed the way they figure unemployment because it makes the Government look better. It is that simple. How pathetic.”
“The US does not have a shortage of money. Proof is the continual wasteful spending by the Pentagon. Cut the Pentagon budget by 50%, a moderate amount, and put those moneys into high speed rail and bridges. No problem.”
“I fully understand alms. I also understand that an almoner does not implement structural solutions, that is, the office does not, metaphorically, give out fishing poles.
In the category of giving aid, it falls into the same general category as Marie Aintonette's jocular command to "Let them eat cake," although the former is helpful while the latter was intended to be a demeaning farce for the entertainment of the 1%. Therefore, the distribution of sustenance -- which cake is to some extent proven by some people's diet of Coke and chips -- is a temporary solution.”
“I think it' important to examine and question nearly every plan or suggestion not given or offered by one's devoted and loving family. I would say "beware what comes out of the mouths of strangers and of their deeds."”
“If what you say is correct, then he might indeed become what psychics say could be the last pope, that is, the last pope in a line of popes who assumed the magnificence of the prince of the Church because, if he were to take this to the extreme, he would emulate Jesus way of being, a carpenter according to tradition, and, like he was, an itinerant preacher and teacher who used buildings of worship belonging to others to do His life's work.”