Saturday, August 13, 2011

Big Brother isn't watching you

Big Brother isn't watching you: "Dismissing rioters as mindless is futile rhetoric. However unacceptable the UK riots, we need to ask why they are happening.

I no longer live in London. I've been transplanted to Los Angeles by a combination of love and money; such good fortune and opportunity, in both cases, you might think disqualify me from commenting on matters in my homeland. Even the results of Britain's Got Ice-Factor may lay prettily glistening beyond my remit now that I am self-banished.

To be honest when I lived in England I didn't really care too much for the fabricated theatrics of reality TV. Except when I worked for Big Brother, then it was my job to slosh about in the amplified trivia of the housemates/inmates. Sometimes it was actually quite bloody interesting. Particularly the year that Nadia won. She was the Portuguese transsexual. Remember? No? Well, that's the nature of the medium; as it whizzes past the eyes it seems very relevant but the malady of reality TV stars is that their shelf life expires, like dog years, by the power of seven. To me it seems as if Nadia's triumph took place during the silver jubilee, we had a street party..."

Romney 2012 - "Corporations Are People"

Lactate Intolerance

The Catholic Church And The GOP Define Sexual Intercourse As a Human Being

The Catholic Church And The GOP Define Sexual Intercourse As a Human Being: "Since the rise of Christianity, the Catholic Church has played a leadership role in nearly every part of the civilized world and its influence extended beyond Europe into South America and during the Crusades touched the lives of Muslims in the so-called Holy Land. During the Tudor dynasty under the reign of Henry VIII, the Reformation blunted the Vatican’s reach in England but it has maintained power and influence in Europe and South America. When John F. Kennedy, a Catholic, was running for the presidency, there were unfounded fears that if he was elected the Pope would control American policy but those fears were squashed when a gunman’s bullet entered the young Catholic president’s brain. Fast forward to today, and the Catholic Church is exerting influence in American politics that began in earnest with California’s Proposition 8 that banned same-sex marriage and now, the Church is influencing the United States Congress and nearly half of all 50 states...."

This is just insane.

Megyn Kelly Destroys Gallagher Over Maternity Leave 'Racket'

Russell Brand Nails UK Riots In Guardian

Friday, August 12, 2011

Verizon Workers Fight Back!

How Almost Everyone Just Got Screwed In One Chart

Tell Democrats to Stand Up for Progressive Principles


Democrats get six seats on the committee charged with cutting our deficit. And those Democrats should speak with one voice when it comes to these three progressive principles.

We believe that any solution that ends Medicare as we know it–by slashing benefits or turning it into a voucher program–is no solution at all, and we will oppose it.

We believe that Social Security is a promise that must be kept. It provides economic security to millions of vulnerable Americans, did not cause the budget problem, and should not be cut as part of the solution.

We believe that we all must share the sacrifice–and that includes big corporations and the wealthy.

Democrats believe in fiscal responsibility. But with Republicans attempting to ram their extreme agenda through by force, I urge you to stand firm in support of these uniting principles.


To sign this petition by Sherrod Brown please click here.

Real Sh*t: Felonious Munk Presents "Stop It B! OBAMA PAY YOUR F*ckin BILL"

*Vulgar Language Warning*

Thursday, August 11, 2011

100 Things You Can Say To Irritate A Republican

Conservatives are so easy to anger these days. Even the most insignificant statement can set off their tempers. If you want to enrage a conservative, I suggest saying the following:

1. A Socialist wrote the Pledge of Allegiance.
2. Jesus healed the sick and helped the poor, for free.
3. Joseph McCarthy was an un-American, witch hunting sissy.
4. Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee were traitors.
5. The South lost the Civil War, get over it.
6. The Founding Fathers were liberals.
7. Fascism is a right-wing trait.
8. Sarah Palin is an ugly cow (said to conservative males).
9. The Earth is round.
10. Reagan raised taxes eleven times as President.
11. Reagan legalized abortion as Governor of California.
12. Nixon created the Environmental Protection Agency.
13. Ronald Reagan supported gun control.
14. Global warming is real.
15. Republicans hate illegal immigrants, unless they need their lawns mowed or their houses cleaned.
16. The military is a government-run institution, so why do Republicans approve the defense budget?
17. The Cold War is over and the Soviet Union no longer exists.
18. Paying taxes is patriotic.
19. Republicans: Peddling the same failed economic policies since 1880.
20. The Republican Party began as a liberal party.
21. The Presidents’ full name is Barack Hussein Obama and he was born in the United States of America.
22. George W. Bush held hands with the King of Saudi Arabia.
23. President Obama saved the American auto industry, while Republicans wanted to destroy it.
24. Hate is not a Christian virtue.
25. Jesus was a liberal.
26. Republicans spend MORE money than Democrats.
27. Tea parties are for little girls.
28. Public schools educate all children; private schools are for indoctrinating children.
29. The Constitution is the law, NOT the Bible.
30. Sharia law doesn’t exist in America.
31. The President is NOT a Muslim.
32. Corporations are NOT people. People are people.
33. Fox News isn’t real news, it’s just a racist, sexist, hateful, right-wing propaganda machine.
34. The Federal Reserve was a Republican idea.
35. Women are equal citizens who deserve equal rights.
36. Women control their own bodies.
37. Abortion is a relevant medical procedure, just ask Rick Santorum.
38. Please use spell check.
39. It’s “pundit”, not “pundint”.
40. Social Security is solvent through 2038.
41. Health care is a right, not a product.
42. Roe v. Wade was a bipartisan ruling made by a conservative leaning Supreme Court.
43. G.O.P also stands for Gross Old Perverts.
44. The donkey shouldn’t be the Democratic mascot because Republicans are the real jackasses.
45. Barack Obama ordered the killing of Osama Bin Laden. It took him two and half years to do what Bush couldn’t do in eight.
46. Waterboarding IS torture.
47. 9/11 happened on George W. Bush’s watch, therefore he did NOT keep America safe.
48. Republicans invaded Iraq for oil, so Iraq should be allowed to invade Texas to get it back.
49. Separation of church and state is in the Constitution, it’s called the First Amendment.
50. Muslims are protected by the Constitution, just as much as Christians.
51. Barack Obama is the first African-American President, get over it.
52. The Oval Office is NOT a “whites only” office.
53. America is a nation of immigrants, therefore we are all anchor babies.
54. The white race isn’t disappearing, it’s evolving.
55. God is a particle.
56. Evolution is real.
57. The Earth is 4.54 billion years old, not 6,000.
58. The Founding Fathers did not free the slaves.
59. The Revolution was NOT fought over slavery.
60. Paul Revere warned the Americans, NOT the British.
61. Federal law trumps state law.
62. The Civil War was about slavery, NOT state’s rights.
63. Corporations care more about profits than they do about people.
64. Getting out of a recession requires government spending.
65. Glenn Beck is a nut-job.
66. Republicans: Paranoid since 1932.
67. Republicans don’t want to pay for your birth control, but they want you to pay for their Viagra.
68. Republicans actually NEED Viagra.
69. Fox News is owned by an Australian and has a Saudi prince as an investor.
70. Republicans complain about immigrants taking American jobs, then freely give American jobs to foreigners overseas.
71. Republicans hate communism, so why do they refer to themselves as red states?
72. Labor unions built this country.
73. Republicans hold America hostage as a political strategy; the temper tantrum throwing kind of political strategy.
75. When Republicans see black, they attack.
76. Inside every Republican is a Klansman or a Nazi waiting to bloom.
77. Republicans only care about children BEFORE they are born.
78. Republicans are hypocrites, they’re just too stupid to know it.
79. The Christian-Right boycotts movies that have violence, and then promotes guns and insurrection.
80. I think therefore I am NOT a Republican.
81. Republicans that oppose gay marriage are most likely in the closet themselves.
82. Churches should stay out of politics, or be taxed.
83. People are too poor to vote Republican.
84. Democrats think for themselves, Republicans form think tanks to do it for them.
85. Republicans hate education because they couldn’t hack it in school.
86. Greed is one of the seven deadly sins and Republicans wallow in it.
87. A little socialism on the Left is better than a little fascism on the Right.
88. The current corporate tax rate is the lowest in 60 years, so stop whining about it being too high.
89. Republicans: Anti-Gay Marriage, Pro-Lesbian sex.
90. Republicans: Terrorizing the America people since 1981.
91. Republicans have their own terrorists, just look up Timothy McVeigh.
92. Republicans love outsourcing, just ask the Chinese Communists.
93. The Republican answer to the oil spill was to apologize to BP, a foreign oil company.
94. Democrats will be working hard to bring jobs to Americans, while the Republicans tea bag each other in the middle of the aisles.
95. Voter disenfranchisement is immoral and un-American, that’s why Republicans do it.
96. Republicans would let your house burn down unless you pay them to put it out.
97. Democrats want to take care of the sick. Republicans take their credit cards and then deny them medical attention.
98. Republicans say teachers are union thugs, then proceed to rape and mug the entire middle class on behalf of corporations.
99. Republicans think rape isn’t a crime, but miscarriages are.
100. Republicans are idiots and arguing with them is a waste of time!

Bottom line? If you want to anger a conservative, tell them the truth.

Edited By: Alexis Atherton

Matt Taibbi Reveals The Most Outrageous 'Holiday' Ever

The Craigslist Welfare Program: Will It Work?

(Not So) Super Illegal Committee

The Book of Cletis: A Letter to Senator Dick Durbin by Scott B. Pullia...

The Book of Cletis: A Letter to Senator Dick Durbin by Scott B. Pullia...: "Note from Cletis: Scott Pulliam is the type of citizen our Founding Fathers envisioned. The Right to Petition for a redress of grievances fo..."

'Gangster' Hypocrite: Bachmann Privately Asked For Stimulus Funds While Publicly Railing Against It

The Social Safety Net Was Constructed As A Result Of Corporate Greed

The Social Safety Net Was Constructed As A Result Of Corporate Greed: "The current attitude coming from Republicans and conservatives is, why do we even need that socialistic safety net? All it does is create lazy people and keeps them economically stagnant.

Our safety net was implemented in reaction to years and even generations of a lack of a living wage and a comfortable retirement. Back in the late 1800s, the working people of this country were in the same economic situation as many people are today, but they didn’t have the safety net to catch them if they fell onto hard times.

Here is a snip of a speech given by Jacob S. Coxey in 1944, Coxey was supposed to deliver the speech on May 1st, 1894 but was arrested by the Capitol Police for stepping on the grass..."

Flirting With Treason: Rick Perry Invites You To Join His 'Godly' Government Overthrow Delusion

These people make it sound like fasting and praying fixes everything. If it was that simple, why isn't everything fixed already?!

Which One Is The Real Entitlement?

Bickering and Gridlock

NYC Mandating Sex Ed For Students

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

BBC Doesn't Want to Hear Real Reasons for London Riots

Congressman Ryan On the Need For New Infrastructure

Hartmann: Will working families hold politicians accountable?

Thom Hartmann on the News: August 10, 2011

Glazed and Confused

Sh*tzkrieg - Anarchy in the U.K.

What Happened To Obama?

Motivated In Ohio: Thom Hartmann: Must see! The TRUE story of the Tea...

Motivated In Ohio: Thom Hartmann: Must see! The TRUE story of the Tea...: "This is also posted in What Every Person should Know, but I have to post it again."

What Caused The London Riots?

If You Happen to Own a Boat...

S&P Director: GOP’s Balanced Budget Amendment Would Hurt America’s Creditworthiness

S&P Director: GOP’s Balanced Budget Amendment Would Hurt America’s Creditworthiness: "After the first round of the contentious debt limit fight, congressional Republicans are redoubling their efforts to push through a so-called Balanced Budget Amendment as a solution to the country’s financial woes. Last week, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) told GOP House members that the best thing they could do during the August recess was to [...]"

Recall Fraud: Wisconsin Democrats Accuse Republicans of Vote Tampering

Recall Fraud: Wisconsin Democrats Accuse Republicans of Vote Tampering: "As Yogi Berra once said it’s déjà vu all over again as for Wisconsin Democrats as they allege that the Waukesha County clerk is once again tampering with votes to hand an election to the Republicans.

Here is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate,

The race to determine control of the Wisconsin Senate has fallen in the hands of the Waukesha County clerk, who has already distinguished herself as incompetent, if not worse. She is once more tampering with the results of a consequential election and in the next hours we will determine our next course of action. For now, Wisconsin should know that a dark cloud hangs over these important results...."

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Motivated In Ohio: Dylan Ratigan, Mad as Hell

Motivated In Ohio: Dylan Ratigan, Mad as Hell: "Visit for breaking news , world news , and news about the economy"

A must watch people!

The Foreclose

America's Credit Downgrade

Gov. Walker's Election Day Surprise?

Gov. Walker's Election Day Surprise? "Right now the people of Wisconsin are headed to the polls in six state Senate districts to reject Gov. Walker’s extreme agenda and his unprecedented assault on Wisconsin’s working, middle-class families.

But it seems that Gov. Walker may have an Election Day surprise for Wisconsin voters that he hopes will allow Republicans to hold onto power regardless of the outcome of today’s historic recall elections.

Gov. Walker made a deliberate decision to have redistricting be decided on Election Day when he called the legislative Republicans’ plan up on August 4th. Thanks his own decision, Gov. Walker now has until the end of the day to sign or to veto his party’s divisive and partisan redistricting maps that would crush our democracy and attempt to monopolize power on all levels of state government so the Republicans can avoid accountability for the next decade...."

Al Franken: "Meanie" For Catching Anti-Gay Groups' Lies

Trucks to Troops

Trucks To Troops provides our servicemen and women with remote-controlled gadgets to help make their jobs easier and safer.These custom-fitted RC trucks were developed to offer our soldiers in the field a quick and safe alternative to seek out vital information.

Latest Crap on Facebook

Obama looked at Michelle, chuckled and said, "You know, I could throw a $1,000 bill out of the window right now and make somebody very happy." Michelle shrugged her shoulders and replied, "I could throw ten $100 bills out of the window and make ten people very happy". Hearing their exchange, the pilot of plane said to his co-pilot," Such big-shots back there. I could throw both of them out of the window and make 256 million people very happy." If you agree re-post.

I know that many people who would be happy if we taxed the rich and left Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid alone. Oh and sent the Tea Party Taliban to Somalia where they can live without a government and see how they like it.

Thom Hartmann: The latest in the London Riots

Prisoners: America's New Cheap Labor (ALEC Exposed)

WTF?! :|

Riots Spread From London To Other British Cities

Riots Spread From London To Other British Cities: "British Prime Minister David Cameron recalled Parliament from its summer recess Tuesday and nearly tripled the number of police on the streets after three days of rioting in London blossomed into a full-blown political crisis.

The violence spread to other British cities, prompting Prime Minister David Cameron to warn Tuesday of "many, many more arrests."

Cameron described the scenes of burning buildings and smashed windows in London and several other British cities as "sickening," but refrained from more extreme measures such as calling in the military to help beleaguered police restore order..."

Motivated In Ohio: Warren Buffet On Why U.S. Taxes Are Too Low For Th...

Motivated In Ohio: Warren Buffet On Why U.S. Taxes Are Too Low For Th...: "h/t Adam"

What If We All Did What Wisconsinites Are Doing Today?

How To Fix America In 126 Super Cute Seconds

Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Gets It Right: ‘The United States Is In The Dark Ages When It Comes To Maternity Leave’

Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Gets It Right: ‘The United States Is In The Dark Ages When It Comes To Maternity Leave’: "Fox News’ Megyn Kelly returned to work yesterday after three months of maternity leave, and during her first show, she pummeled shock radio host Mike Gallagher, who back in May called Kelly’s maternity leave “a racket” that was “unbelievable.” Kelly not only took Gallagher to task for poo-pooing the notion that women should be able [...]"

Faux News got something right for once! And they stood up for womens rights(and men when it comes to maternity leave)!

Republican Political Theology Turns Reality On its Head

Republican Political Theology Turns Reality On its Head: "It seems incredible that the Republicans can claim that our budget deficit crisis is the fault of Barack Obama. If you go back and look at the historical record, you will see that the administrations of Democratic presidents increased the debt less than Republican presidents. It is always the Republicans who are the spenders. This is indisputable fact based on the numbers themselves.

It is also indisputable that the economy performs better (including GDP growth and employment) under Democratic administration. From 1948-2007, per capital GDP grew 2.8 percent under Democrats; it grew only 1.6% under Republicans.

It was Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush who swelled the size of government, not Democratic presidents – Bill Clinton shrank the size of government.

The debt ceiling has nothing to do with increased spending, only with the government being able to pay money it already owes.

These are all facts, facts the Republicans don’t want Americans to know...."

Me vs. a Conservative Troll: Republican Downgrades

Riots Spread In UK - Why?

Monday, August 8, 2011

Thom Hartmann on the News: August 8, 2011

Thom Hartmann & Professor Richard Wolff: S&P Downgrade of U.S. Debt: What It Means

Mainstream Media Protects Republican Economic Terrorism

Strange Sanum speaks at Violence on Trial- Police at Protests

Reply from Speaker Boner

This is the reply I got from Speaker Boner from an email I sent him a couple of weekends ago when that #FuckYouWashington was going around on Twitter.

Dear Ms.

Thank you contacting me regarding the Budget Control Act. It's good to hear from you.

It's clear that Washington's reckless spending binge is hurting private-sector job growth across the country. That's why I said President Obama's request for an increase in the national debt limit could not pass unless it included spending cuts that exceed the debt hike, reforms to restrain future spending, and no job-crushing tax hikes. The Budget Control Act meets that test by:

Cutting and capping spending by $21 billion next year and $917 billion over the next 10 years;

Advancing the cause of a Balanced Budget Amendment (the best mechanism for restraining the growth of government long-term);
Keeping the focus on spending cuts by requiring a joint-committee of Congress to identify additional deficit reduction of at least $1.5 trillion by the end of the year; and

Protecting families and job creators from tax hikes demanded by President Obama.

The bill is a positive step toward stopping Washington from spending money it doesn't have - but it's only a step. We can celebrate when a Balanced Budget Amendment is ratified, the deficit is fixed, and our economy has returned to creating jobs. Until then, we have a lot of work to do.

Thank you again for contacting me. Your ideas, comments, and questions help make possible my goal of leading a House of Representatives that listens and reflects the will of the American people. I hope you'll keep speaking out by:

Visiting to sign up for email updates on issues that concern you;

Joining the conversation on;

Connecting with my office on; and

Discussing solutions to the challenges facing our country at

I made a Pledge to America to focus on removing government barriers to private-sector job creation and economic growth. I also pledged to lead an effort to reform Congress and rebuild the bonds of trust between the American people and their representatives in Washington. Please stay engaged and keep me updated on your thoughts as we work to keep this pledge. To learn more about the Republican blueprint for job creation, click here or visit Jobs.GOP.Gov.

John Boehner
Speaker of the House

To see the letter I sent him please click here. To me this message just goes to show how screwed up the GOP is. I'm sick of their crap.

The Book of Cletis: You Reap What You Sow by Daniel Berry

The Book of Cletis: You Reap What You Sow by Daniel Berry: "Note from Cletis: Daniel's back and we are so glad to see him. No more vacations allowed, Daniel. I nearly had a breakdown while you were go..."

Sunday, August 7, 2011

March 26th London Protests - What Really Happened

Let Freedom Rain: The left? Haven't you heard? It's killed a billion...

Let Freedom Rain: The left? Haven't you heard? It's killed a billion...: "Shit. I don't know why I pay attention any more . THIENSVILLE, Wis. -- The founder of Tea Party Nation claimed liberal ideology is respons..."

Protesters at Governor Rick Perry's Prayathon

Howard Dean: Tea Party Stoners Are Too High To Govern

Rachel Maddow Debunks GOP Talking Point That S&P Downgrade Was Due To Debt

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Motivated In Ohio: Fareed's Take: We Have Taken Ourselves Down

Motivated In Ohio: Fareed's Take: We Have Taken Ourselves Down

Photo Makes Somalia's Famine Front Page News

Photo Makes Somalia's Famine Front Page News: "New York Times photographer Tyler Hicks has been on the front lines of conflicts throughout the Middle East over the past decade, from Afghanistan to Iraq to Lebanon. This past March, Hicks was captured by Gadhafi loyalists while photographing the revolution in Libya and was held hostage for six days.

Yet Hicks has continued photographing the world's hot spots. This past month, Hicks went to Somalia to document the ongoing famine and humanitarian crisis..."

The myth of the job creator

The myth of the job creator: "In their drive to restore some sort of economic equity to our society, decrease our deficit and restore some semblance of balance to the federal budget, President Obama and Congressional Democrats have repeatedly called for closing corporate tax loopholes and increasing taxes on the wealthiest Americans. Poll after poll has shown that the American public, and even a strong cross section of Republicans, look favorably upon this idea. And who could blame them? At a time when the rich are getting ever richer while everyone else is wondering how they will keep their heads above water and figure out how to pay for college for their kids, it only makes moral and logical sense that those who are well off should make a little bit of a larger contribution to bring out nation's economy and people back from the brink..."

The Debt Deal's Failure

The Debt Deal's Failure: "In narrow economic terms, the debt deal is actually not a big deal, neither as good as its advocates claim nor as terrifying as its opponents fear. The actual cut to the 2012 budget, the only budget over which this Congress has control, is $21 billion out of total expenditures of $3.7 trillion—a pittance. Everything else can and will be changed by future Congresses. What the deal does is kick tough choices down the road, this time to a congressional super­commission that will have to come up with a larger plan to reduce debt. And it does nothing to spur growth, without which the debt will expand well above projections. That’s why the usually circumspect Mohamed El- Erian, head of Pimco, the world’s largest bond fund, grades the deal somewhere between an incomplete and a fail. “Other than eliminating default risk emanating from a self-manufactured crisis,” he writes, “there is nothing good about America’s debt ceiling debacle.”..."

Latest Crap on Facebook

‎5000 Years Ago, Moses Said To Israel, "Pick Up Your Shovels, Mount Your Asses And Camels, And I Will Lead You To The Promised Land..."

When Welfare Was Introduced, Roosevelt Said, "Lay Down Your Shovels, Sit On Your Asses, And Light Up A Camel, This Is The Promised Land..."

Today The Government Has Stolen Your Shovel, Taxed Your Asses, Raised The Price Of Camels And Mortgaged The Promised Land To China...

I'm pretty sure that FDR didn't say that and he made a huge difference in peoples lives because of the New Deal programs he signed into law. And if we didn't have taxes, we wouldn't have an advanced civilization. Plus, the government owes more money to the American people than anyone else.

The Beast File: Stuxnext

Wow. That is some insane programming.

The Beast File: Google

The Tea Party's Next Target: Taking Out the EPA and Sacking Laws that Protect Our Water and Air

The Tea Party's Next Target: Taking Out the EPA and Sacking Laws that Protect Our Water and Air: "In the midst of a packed schedule snapping at President Obama's heels, Republicans have found time to try and rip the heart out of the Environmental Protection Agency.

You'd think Congress would be too busy wrecking the economy to attack the environment. Yet, in the midst of a packed schedule snapping at President Obama's heels and lunging for each other's throats, Republicans have found time to try and rip the heart out of the Environmental Protection Agency, killing 40 years of protections for water, air, endangered species, wildlife habitat and national parks..."

Sen. John Kerry: This Is The ‘Tea Party Downgrade’

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By Glenn Beck’s Own Definition The Tea Party Is A Terrorist Organization

By Glenn Beck’s Own Definition The Tea Party Is A Terrorist Organization: "Politicians are masters of the art of rhetoric, but they are often better served if they speak bluntly and honestly. Republicans are master liars and it has become so normal for them, it is difficult to know if they actually believe their own lies or are just parroting the party line. Democrats are more diplomatic and appear timid for not speaking the truth in a way the average American can understand exactly what they mean. Apparently during the debt ceiling negotiations, at least one Democrat accused the teabaggers of being terrorists for holding the economy hostage to get the spending cuts they wanted and if it is true, it was apropos to the situation and entirely accurate based on Mitch McConnell’s admission of holding the debt limit hostage. The truth is, the teabaggers have been terrorizing America since their ascendance shortly after President Obama took office..."

If you only have time to read one article today from my blog I think this one is a good pick. It makes a lot of good points that need to be said. Feel free to share or repost!

Mainstream Media Ignores S&P Attack On Republicans

Mainstream Media Ignores S&P Attack On Republicans: "Have you seen, anywhere, in any media, or even heard reported or repeated on NPR, the following sentence? “We have changed our assumption on this because the majority of Republicans in Congress continue to resist any measure that would raise revenues, a position we believe Congress reinforced by passing the act.”

It’s right there on Page 4 of the official Standard & Poors “Research Update” – the actual report on what they did and why – published on August 5th as the explanation for why they believe Congress – and even the Gang of Twelve – will be unable to actually deal with the US debt crisis..."

Bill Maher: Democrats Need Their Own Psychos To Take Out The Tea Party

I'm a Fan of Jesus, But Not of His Fan Club

Lately I've been questioning my religion, a lot. There are two reasons for this: The crazy extreme right wing of Christianity, and the bible.

The extreme right wing of Christianity has been driving me crazy for a while. To the point I'd like to beat most of them upside the head with a bible. I really don't like when they blast people for other stuff when their own hands aren't clean. It says in the Gospel of John that whomever is without sin can throw the first stone. The Gospel of Matthew also says not to judge people or to be a hypocrite. I see these people do these things so often and it pisses me off. I especially see it when it comes to politics. Last I knew Jesus didn't resort to name calling or belittling people because they disagreed with him.

It's gotten to the point that I don't even want to be associated with Christianity anymore. These people turned something good into something hateful. I don't know whether I'll just say I'm a follower of Christ or Agnostic or what. I'm still trying to figure that out. Because I really don't want to be associated with something like this. Especially when it's starting to turn into a cult. There are days I wonder, if these people were able to, if they'd be stoning people in the streets for going against their belief system. But then again, we are starting to see Christian terrorists turn up again. Apparently these people forgot that the bible said that you shouldn't kill people.

These extremists can be some of the most hateful, hurtful, intolerant and judgmental people I know. I stopped going to church because my pastor didn't like my answers when he'd ask everyone the same question at youth group. I refuse to have someone tell me how I should think, feel or react to anything. And this is what it's come down too. These people try and turn everyone into mindless cretins that repeat everything they hear or see.

And then there's the fact that countless people have used Christianity as a means to commit countless atrocities through out history. Like the Crusades, the Spanish Inquisition, the burning of 'witches' at Salem. No wonder people don't like the Christian religion. Oh and then there's Westboro and countless other organizations that are associated as being Christian spewing their hate too.

With the bible, the more I find out what's in it, the more I shake my head in disbelief. I don't know how a loving God would of set some of these rules. Like making a woman who got raped marry her rapist(it's in Deuteronomy 22:28-29 if you don't believe me). And in the New Testament its apparently shameful for women to speak in church(1 Corinthians 14:33-35). Don't get me wrong, there's good stuff in the bible. But there's also a lot of stuff I really don't agree with.

I also question a lot of things which is what got me into this boat in the first place. I think that parts of the bible probably are what God actually said, and that some parts are mans interpretation of it. And I'm sure that there's parts of it that people just put in there. There's also the fact that the Vatican has done so many things to the bible I don't think that anyone really knows for sure which parts of the bible are true or not. There's also missing chapters and one's that will never be published. I'm sure because there's stuff in there that the Vatican doesn't want people to know.

I also like to think that God is a loving God and accepts people for who they are. I know that there's things that people shouldn't do and stuff, like murder. But still, a loving God you would think would also be an understanding God and a forgiving God. That's what I like to believe anyway. There are people out there who say God is like that, but if He is, why is he so against gays? And various other groups of people? To me that's just weird and doesn't really make any sense. I also don't think that God would be mad at the government for helping people. I'd like to think He's proud of the governments who do it. Does the bible say that the churches should do it? So I've been told. But if they're so great at doing it, why is this recession so bad? Why was the Great Depression so bad? How come so many people have to depend on food stamps, or Section 8 Housing, or unemployment? How many churches have given people jobs who need them?

Two interesting facts I found out today. Apparently 'hate the sin, love the sinner' isn't anywhere in the bible. Nor was it said by a Christian. Gandhi said it, and he happened to be Hindu and countless other things. For those people who say that the Quran says that it says to kill people who don't believe in Allah. The same exact thing happened in the Old Testament to anyone who did not seek God(2 Chronicles 15:12-13).

"While I respect the Judeo-Christian ethic, as well as the Eastern philosophies and of course the teachings of Mohammed, I find that organised religion has corrupted those believes to justify countless atrocities throughout history. If I were to attend church, I'd be a hypocrite."
~Steven Hyde from That 70's Show