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May 27, 2015

Judge With Links To Mike Huckabee Curiously Orders Police To Destroy Josh Duggar Report

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 21:54

Have we become a theocracy where church needs out way the laws?  Have we become so corrupt that a friendship with a former governor is reason enough to violate the laws and destroy legal records?  Do the church people in power get to fire a police chief for following the sunshine laws and releasing the information they are legally required to do?  At what point does church needs trump the laws of the land, and at what point does political favors trump those same laws?   Confused hugs

Judge With Links To Mike Huckabee Curiously Orders Police To Destroy Josh Duggar Report.


They don’t want to pay taxes, obey federal laws, or even have the military practice there, but they sure want all that federal money with out having to do anything for it.

Filed under: Economics, Greed, Political — Scottie @ 20:10

<p>Conservative politics exposed. Won’t even mention extreme weather or climate change.

Republican voting checklist.

Filed under: Political — Scottie @ 20:06

<p>Both parties are not the same.

Are Monkeys More Moral Than Humans? | myatheistlife

Filed under: Animals, Health, Love, News, Questions — Scottie @ 18:47

Are Monkeys More Moral Than Humans? | myatheistlife.

Are Monkeys More Moral Than Humans?

Looking back, praying forward and remembering today

Looking back, praying forward and remembering today.

I would like to share with everyone this moving and heart breaking story.   It is not just the people today dying of bigotry.   The author tells the story far better and with much more personal feeling than I ever could.   I have read several accounts of this horrible day of genocide from very creditable sources.  All agree the Native tribe was under a flag of truce.   The leaders of the tribe had been promised good care, honorable conduct and safety.   The people of the tribe honored the requests of them and brought out all their weapons and handed them over even as the soldiers began making the preparations to fire.  They gathered peacefully as they were asked, bringing the children with them and holding the ones too young to walk.   They were slaughtered.   They were cut down with no mercy nor any thought about them being fellow humans.  Every account I read spoke of how the soldiers went among the dead to seek out those who were dying and killed them, moving mothers off their children that they had shielded with their own bodies, and killing the small children.   There is nothing to be proud of in this act, in that day.  If anything I salute the Native People for honoring their promises even as the white men were breaking theirs.   The Natives did all that was asked of them, even though they distrusted that the white men would keep all of their promises, however I doubt any of them thought the white men would be so inhuman to just slaughter them out right.  I do hope that we can learn from this, prevent such things from ever happening again and that we can begin to honor each other.  We all walk the path of life, I would like to know that my walk is helped by the people I have met and the ancestors of all of us including the Native Indians.    Hugs

What Clintons Do Is ‘Scandalous,’ What Republicans Do Is… Ignored – The National Memo

Filed under: News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 09:47

What Clintons Do Is ‘Scandalous,’ What Republicans Do Is… Ignored – The National Memo.

Whenever a transgression against transparency is charged to the Clintons, whether real, alleged or invented, America’s political media rise up in sustained outrage. From the offices of the New York Times Washington bureau to the Manhattan studio of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, journalists bitterly protest Hillary Clinton’s erased emails and her family foundation’s fundraising methods. And they will surely snap and snark about her “scandals” from now until Election Day.

Which under present circumstances might be justified, since she happens to be running for president — except for one glaring problem. Very few in the press corps apply the same standards to any Republican politician.

Nobody will ever get to see the thousands of messages erased from the private email account used by former Secretary of State Colin Powell when he held that high office. He got rid of them and got away with it (as most likely did former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who implausibly claimed not to have used email, when the State Department asked for hers).

Or at least such is the attitude of the press and punditry, who seem to believe that the dumping of Powell’s emails is somehow “different” from what Clinton did. And it is, of course – because she turned over more than 30,000 emails, while he turned over zero. But there is no sound of furious buzzing within the Beltway over the Powell emails; instead there is absolute silence.

Not going to be able to post much today

Filed under: My Life and Rants — Scottie @ 09:42

Hello everyone.  As many of you know I spend my day scouring great blogs and sharing with you the ones I think are the most important, funniest, vital, or things to think on.  I even added a couple new blogs to my list.  I have to change all my blog roll and get rid of the old ones that no longer work, I don’t go to, or simply do not fit my style and add all the new ones.

However I wont be able to do much this morning or afternoon.  This weekend Ron developed a lot of pain and pressure in his right eye.  We thought it was pink eye, a co-worker had had it a few weeks ago and it is very contagious.  Well we saw a doctor on Monday morning.  Well two days later and a bottle and a half of the med and it is not only not any better but worse and the pain is such he is unable to function.  So we have an appointment with another doctor this morning and after that maybe an eye specialist.    SO even though I don’t normally drive I am cutting back on my med’s and driving him to the doctor.  Better me than him.   This is rather a special case.

So I wish everyone the best, I will be thinking of you all, and I will blog when I get him home and settled back in bed.   Hugs and loves for all.

High School Art Exhibit Attacked By Cops for Depicting Police Brutality

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Ideas, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 08:36

High School Art Exhibit Attacked By Cops for Depicting Police Brutality.

Many, many police officers and their supporters are going ape shit very upset at a group of student artists at Westfield High School in New Jersey for daring to exhibit their artwork.  Why?  Because the art in question is based on the theme “Law Enforcement – Police Brutality.”  I guess cops can give a punch (or a taser shot, “rough ride” or a bullet) but they can’t stand to see any artistic expression of that behavior, symbolic or otherwise.  And so they are lambasting the high school and the student artists whose only crime, as far as I can tell, was using their own life experience of interactions with police to inform what they create.

Interesting point.

Filed under: Bigotry, Homosexual, Political — Scottie @ 08:28

If consistent with their previous rhetoric of threats and condemnation, the theological travesties and train wrecks known as America’s religious right (e.g., Evangelist Franklin Graham, Religion racketeer Pat Robertson, Liberty University’s Matt Barber, American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer, Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins, Antigay demonic exorcist Gordon Klingenschmitt, First Baptist Church/Dallas Pastor Robert Jeffress, Texas Televangelists John &amp; Matthew Hagee, will understand and declare this divine revelation publicly.  

May 26, 2015

Cartoons to help you think…Please do some thinking on these

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Greed, Political, Religion — Scottie @ 18:53

The Republic of Ireland has voted by a large majority to legalize same-sex marriage in an historic referendum  .. (story here)

“Not everything needs to be run for profit. .. some things are far too important to society to be left to the market.<br />
Some things matter too much to the welfare of all of us to have their<br />
outcomes dictated by nothing but a profit motive.”  .. (read more here)

Pope Francis is expected to further outrage Republican politicians and other climate change deniers (he’s already ruffled a lot of right-wing feathers over poverty and inequality) in his much-anticipated teaching document on the environment and climate change in the coming weeks .. (story here)

Ex-Defense Secretary and director of the CIA, Robert Gates, is now president of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). In 2013, after bitter internal debate, the BSA decided to allow openly gay youth as scouts, but not gay adults as leaders. Mr Gates is now saying that the continuing ban on openly gay adults is unsustainable, and calling for change .. (story here)

Memorial Day ..

“I spent 33 years and 4 months in active military service .. and during that period I spent most of my time as a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism .. Our boys were sent off to die with beautiful ideals painted in front of them. No one told them that dollars and cents were the real reason they were marching off to kill and die.” .. (General Smedley Butler)

“If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people.” .. (Tony Benn)

if every sperm is sacred ..

“However much they pretend it’s not there, these desperate and depressing<br />
 Republican hopefuls scrabbling towards the brass ring of the 2016<br />
presidency, the lingering stench of Iraq still hangs around them like a<br />
ripe dog turd that’s been trodden into the carpet. They try their best<br />
to ignore it but we mustn’t let them“ .. (more here)

“Enemies are necessary for the wheels of the U.S. military machine to turn.” .. (John Stockwell, former CIA officer)

“A terrorist is someone who has a bomb, but doesn&rsquo;t have an air force.” .. (William Blum)

“Today, the United States is No. 1 in billionaires, No. 1 in corporate profits, No. 1 in CEO salaries, No. 1 in childhood poverty and No. 1 in income and wealth inequality in the industrialized world.”  .. (Bernie Sanders)

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