"Probably the most common objection to evangelism today is, "Isn't it wrong to
impose our beliefs on others?"...It's important to understand that the message
you are sharing is not merely an opinion but a fact. That's why sharing the gospel
can't be called an imposition, any more than a pilot can impose his belief on all his
passengers that the runway is here and not there." -- Mark Dever, hoping the crazies will buy that horseshit, Link
Saying, "The religion *I* believe in is the real one" is as crazy as it gets
no matter what set of voodoo you subscribe to, there is 3/4 of the
world that will
give you their Nancy Grace Guarantee that their religion is the real one.
Why do some people need an invisible angel on the shoulder to make it thru the day?
Benazir Bhutto was no angel, but she was a believer in democracy who gave her
for her country, returning to Pakistan knowing she would probably die for her country.
By contrast, Democrats in Washington have a life crisis, consult an army of pollsters,
and have trouble taking clear leadership stands on war and peace because members of
a Congress with record unpopularity might lose another point or two in the polls.
Our discredited politics in America has become a sad Kabuki dance of insiders
congratulating and protecting each other, of pollsters and pundits uttering sweet nothings
into the ears of politicians too fearful and self-indulgent to take even minimal risks for
the higher values of our country.
Benazir Bhutto gives her life. Democrats in Washington cannot risk a point in the polls.
Republicans in Washington cannot summon the courage to speak out against a president
and war that many of them privately, silently, believe is a disaster for our country.
Meanwhile young heroes give their lives in this unwise war our insiders sent them to
fight from the safety of their focus groups and polls and their smugness while they
dispense their wisdom caked in makeup from the safety of their television studios.
If the democrats get a Democratic president and have a super-majority that prevents
the Fascist dogs from blocking everything - will they grow a pair then?
Or will they just change the excuse why they're failing to come to work?
Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson joined Ralph Nader on Monday in
lambasting Hillary Clinton as a stooge for big business who should be stopped.
"Do you really believe if we replace a bunch of corporate Republicans with a
bunch of corporate Democrats, that anything meaningful is going to change?"
the statement asks. "This has to stop. It's that simple."
With the Iowa caucuses only days away, Nader issued the "New Year's Message"
in conjunction with Anderson - who leaves office Jan. 7.
The joint statement cited
a June 26 Fortune magazine article, "Who Business Is Betting On," saying Clinton
has ''what is probably the broadest CEO support among the candidates,'' including
former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Nader has been a better friend to Bush than Kissyface.
Can we trust him?
There must be a Star Trek episode (if there's not, there should be) in which all the
minds in the leftist political opposition on some planet are diverted into an obsession
with a virtual reality game, leaving all the right-wingers free to drive the planet into
inevitable war and destruction. A game is a harmless thing when not put to such use.
Elections are a fundamental pillar of democracy when not put to such use. That makes
the case I want to argue all the more difficult. My thesis is that, if we do not change
our thinking, elections are going to be the death of U.S. democracy.
How can that be? Without elections, there can be no democracy. And participating in
elections is the principal, if not sole, duty of the citizens of a democracy. The health of
our democracy can be measured by the wide range of candidate choices we've been offered.
We've even got a woman and an African American. What in the world can you be talking about?
Well, I would make a slight modification to one of the claims above:
Without HONEST AND CREDIBLE elections, there can be no democracy.
We have not had anything approaching those in the past 8 years, and we have left in place
a system that will deny us those again in November 2008: Link
For the last several years we've been hearing about the faith based
and who is going to get the "lion's share" of the Christian vote.
This year is the year of the reality based voter. The reality based
believes that America will be a stronger country if our elected
reality into consideration when making their important
decisions. Many of us
believe that the faith based politics of the Bush
administration has led to war,
terrorism, dishonesty and deficits.
America has turned its back on reality and this year the reality based
is going to be heard. We are going to get candidates to say where
on reality and if they are willing to put reality first in
Despite a drop in violence across Iraq, there is still no place in the country
that is safe from attack by extremists, the US military warned on Sunday.
"We have made no projections of peace at hand. We realise that security is
very fragile and that at any moment any attack could occur at any place in Iraq,"
military spokesman Admiral Gregory Smith told a news conference in Baghdad.
"There is no place in Iraq today that is safe from terrorism," Smith added.
"We still have car bombs, we still have suicide attacks. Taking the fight to
Al-Qaeda in Iraq is still very serious. Al-Qaeda in Iraq is still very much
determined to use car bombs and other means of destruction against innocents."
That would be a great question to ask the GOP candidates, but we can't
because we can't ask anything except "Your favorite color" questions.
"What's so interesting is how easily and quickly, after just a few early news accounts,
the false notion that Obama is or was ever Muslim has made it into mainstream discourse.
Not just Ex-Sen. Bob Kerrey -- Obama is asked about his "Muslim"
legitimate interviewers...And it occasionally comes up in Q and A sessions with voters.
And the media -- myself included, I guess -- seem to obsess about the implications of both
the false allegation of his faith and the reasons why it's damaging, in America, to be
associated with that religion." -- Marc Ambinder Link
I'm not worried because we all know the American voter is WAY too smart to believe
the crap that the right-wing slime machine is going to throw at our nominee - right?
Nobody is smarter than the American voter (cough!)
"That was released at 10 o’clock in the morning. At 5:30 in the afternoon, somebody says,
‘Have you read the report?’ Maybe I should’ve said, ‘Have you read the report?’
Bush didn’t read it for four years; I don’t know why I should read it in four hours."
--Mike Huckabee, on why he was cluelesss about the NIE saying Iran had no nukes Link
"I’m not sure if Huckabee meant the attack as a joke, but this is not the time to be mocking
our president. I had to look again. Did this come from Obama or Hillary or John Edwards?
No, it was one of our own, it was Governor Huckabee."
--Mittens Romney, saying that Huckabee's comments about Dubya always slacking off
were in 'bad taste,"
and lifted from the "Democratic playbook." Link
Huckabee, too stupid and too religiously insane to be president.
Excerpt: White House hopeful Barack Obama said Monday, when asked if he would fight
another “stolen election” like some Democrats believe happened the last two times.
But his “fighting” stance contrasts sharply with the vote he took on his very first day
in the U.S. Senate where he joined the 74-1 majority voting not to challenge Bush’s
disputed victory in Ohio. The Congressional Black Caucus urged him to be the
second “yes” vote, but he declined.
At a town hall meeting Monday, undecided voter Bruce Banister asked Obama,
“The last two presidential elections have been very dirty, and for me there have been
very serious questions about whether Bush was even legally elected. I want to know
if we have another dirty election and you are the candidate, if you think it is dirty,
will you back off like Gore and Kerry did or will you fight?”
Obama replied, “I intend to whoop ‘em so good that it won’t even be close
and they can’t steal the election.”
Well heck, if he says he's going to fight, just like Gore and Kerry promised
that they were going to fight, that's good enough for us - right?
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Some people hate her because she actually wants to win.
I think that's a refreshing change from 2000 and 2004.
“They’ve got everybody but the Third Marines out here. They’re like the
New York Yankees...I’m just ventin'. But y’all can quote me. I don’t give a fuck." -- John Edwards advisor Dave Mudcat Saunders, about the amazing size and talent
of the campaign team Hillary Clinton has assembled in Iowa, Link
"I'm baffled by how easily some are impressed by the Clintons. Yes, they
"work their asses off," as your reader put it--but much of the time they're
working at either their own elections or correcting their own mistakes.
The Clinton years were economic boom years, and Clinton pursued some
smart policies, such as balancing the budget. They also hired smart, effective
people, as opposed to cronies. But Clinton benefited tremendously from the
tech boom, which was driven by private industry and military R&D, and
from the Soviet Union's economic and political implosion. For a short time
the U.S. was on top of the world. But when it came to the tough stuff,
how successful was Clinton, really, in showing leadership?" -- Andrew Sullivan, out-hating the Clintons taking Arianna's crown away from her
I, just feel so fortunate we have people like you with his finger on the pulse beat
american politics.......geeeeeeee, you even proclaim to know which candidate
is best for the nation
.....a heart felt thanks, Bart.....thanks for making up our minds for us, Mr. Bart
From one of those small towns in the rolling hills of pennsylvania, a blue state, by the way.....
Gram use to set me on her lap and said , "Don, Birds of a feather flock together "
This true in Ark. as well ???
My sincere best wishes,
Sorry that my opinion doesn't mirror yours. but with dozens of readers,
it's hard to have the same opinions as everyone.
I am all in favour of a good verbal punch up, and have often played the role of
liberal lion thrown to the Christian Right, (indeed not always "Christian right")
on the likes of Fox News. The rules of the arena are usually refreshingly simple.
The conservative anchor always has the last word, and often brings on tag teams
of alleged experts for the baiting. All you have to do is to confound their prejudices
- expressing dislike for Clinton and or Albright usually throws them off completely,
allowing a few facts to enter the debate while they try to reprogram.
But conservative newspapers rarely if ever allow a left or liberal voice unmoderated,
unchallenged or unanchored on their pages - which probably accounts for the wails
of horror from the American left at the news that the New York Times has engaged
Bill Kristol as a regular columnist.
However, this should only be a shock to the deranged conservative bloggers and Fox
pundits who think that the Gray Lady is a liberal publication. In fact, to have a hereditary
joke like Kristol on board is entirely fitting for a newspaper that for so many years tolerated
"Out of my mind" Abe Rosenthal as the regular conduit for neoconservativism. One of my
favorites was the one where he described Kofi Annan as "Saddam's greatest UN asset."
There is a circularity in Abe's son, Andy Rosenthal, the NYT's editorial page director,
now appointing Bill, the son of Irving Kristol, the former Trotskyist who coined
neoconservativism with its twin faces, that Israel could no wrong and the Soviet Union no right.
The New York Times always pretended to a spurious objectivity in its news pages,
to keep analysis and commentary to the op-ed page, but the Judith Miller
dented that "just the facts" posture, revealing the "never mention inconvenient facts."
Oil prices rose Wednesday amid expectations a midweek report will show
U.S. crude stockpiles fell last week to post the seventh straight decline in
inventories for the world’s largest energy consumer.
The report is expected to show U.S. crude stocks fell 1.8 million barrels,
according to the average forecasts of analysts polled by Dow Jones Newswires.
Light, sweet crude for February delivery gained 71 cents to $96.69 a barrel
in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange by noon in Europe.
Bush and his oil cronies have one more year to steal from us.
Then we'll get some oil bastards under oath and audit their books.
It has been two years since top New York Times officials decided to let the rest of us
in on the fact that Bush had been eavesdropping on American citizens without the
court warrants required by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of 1978.
The Times had learned of this well before the election in 2004 and acquiesced to
White House entreaties to suppress the damaging information.
In late fall 2005 when Times correspondent James Risen’s book, “State of War:
the Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration,” revealing the warrantless
eavesdropping was being printed, Times publisher, Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., recognized
that he could procrastinate no longer.
It would simply be too embarrassing to have Risen’s book on the street, with Sulzberger
and his associates pretending that this explosive eavesdropping story did not fit Adolph
Ochs’s trademark criterion: All The News That’s Fit To Print.
(The Times’ own ombudsman, Public Editor Byron Calame, branded the newspaper’s
explanation for the long delay in publishing this story “woefully inadequate.”)
When Sulzberger told his friends in the White House that he could no longer hold off on
publishing in the newspaper, he was summoned to the Oval Office for a counseling session
with the president on Dec. 5, 2005. Bush tried in vain to talk him out of printing the story.
The truth would out; part of it, at least.
Once again, the Democrats seem unable to even get "Monkey see, monkey do" right.
the fascist dogs impeached Clinton for having sex, but when Bush commits felony
after felony, and rubs their noses in it, they wet themselves and curl up and cry.
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