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December 18, 2018

Numbering their arms

I have been watching the “All in with Chris Hays” and Lawrence O’Donnell and they are reporting that a group of US congressman, both republican and democrat went across the border into Mexico and brought fifteen families back in to the border check point building with them.  The border patrol is refusing to process them even though there is no one in any of the rooms waiting other than these people.  It was reported earlier that the border patrol staff was writing numbers on peoples forearms and even on babies instead of processing them.  The tRump administration says these people must come to official border check points and yet when they do the administration won’t process anyone.  They simply turn them away.  US troops are in Mexican territory stopping people from getting to the check point buildings.   The same administration also says if you don’t go to the official check points you will not be given a hearing at all.  So they are pulling a scam and the US government is in violation of our own laws and international treaties.   

How long are we going to tolerate this? Tucker Carlson , the dandy of Fox News says that immigrants make our country DIRTY!  Then he doubled down on it.  

https://www.joemygod.com/2018/12/14-advertisers-have-now-ditched-dirty-tucker-carlson/

https://www.joemygod.com/2018/12/tucker-carlson-doubles-down-on-dirty-immigrants/

People wake up and smell the racism and the fascism.  This is a scary time, but if we do not want to be the new Germany of the 1930’s , we better act now and get a handle on this.  Almost 40 to 45 % of our country agrees with this horror.  We can not let it tip over into a majority.   We must pressure what congress people we can, we must keep active, we must vote smartly, because the next election could be our last.   We now know our president had dealings with Russia, his people that he supported were making deals with Russia on the sanctions they wanted lifted, we know Russia interfered with our elections and is still doing so, and we know our president has mob ties and appears to have been engaged in money laundering for decades.   Are we a thug nation?  Are we a banana republic?  Will we be the nation that once stood for law and order?  It is late in the game and so much has happened.   But remember the excuses given after world war 2 by the Germans and their supporters were not accepted at all.  What about our countries excuses?  Will they be accepted?  

Last note.  Why the sudden huge build up in the military by tRump?  The military already was bloated beyond any need.  Yet both the republican senate and the republican house at the demand of the republican president forced huge additions to the military budget causing huge budget deficits.   Something is very wrong people.  Be wary.   Hugs

OH and one last note on one of the detention camps for kids, the director says he could let 1300 go to their families in a week if the tRump admin would sign off the paperwork.  The people have been vetted and all is OK, but the tRump admin wont authorize the kids to get out of these detention camps and go to relatives homes. Also in violation of the Flores court agreement that the kids couldn’t be held for more than 20 days they are holding these kids for more than three months so far.  The tRump admins says they can do it so fuck off.   I hope the president soon learns what rule of law means and he gets pulled up by the short hairs.   Hugs

Is this the new GOP?

Filed under: Bigotry, Fascism, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 15:27

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Vox: I read 1,182 emergency room bills this year. Here’s what I learned.

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 10:05

I read 1,182 emergency room bills this year. Here’s what I learned.
Vox

A $5,571 bill to sit in a waiting room, $238 eye drops, and a $60 ibuprofen tell the story of how emergency room visits are squeezing patients. Read the full story

Shared from Apple News

Sent from my iPad,Hugs and Best wishes,
Scottie

Sitting here waiting

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 10:03

I just got my three allergy shots. I only have to wait 20 minutes because this is my second go around getting shots in this office, and my third time of having to have allergy injections overall. I see there are comments. I wont be able to get to them for a hie. When I get home Ron wants me to go out with him to get a fe things. Thanks all. Hugs

Arizona Lawmaker David Stringer Claims Black People Don’t ‘Blend In’ With Society

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Fascism, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 07:32

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2018/12/arizona-lawmaker-david-stringer-claims-black-people-dont-blend-in-with-society/

Reporting on the story, Slate notes:

An Arizona state politician recently re-elected to office despite a history of racist remarks is once again fending off calls from his own party to resign after audio recordings surfaced of him telling students that black immigrants are more of a burden on society than white immigrants because “they don’t blend in. They always look different.”

Republican state Rep. David Stringer, who made the remarks last month to a group of Arizona State University students quietly recording him after a lecture, told the students that “racial tension” and multiculturalism made institutions like the military and the education system weaker and that immigration should be capped to “create more opportunity for assimilation, so it’s not too much too fast.”

The following is an excerpt from the recorded conversation:

David Stringer: Also, diversity in our country is relatively new.

Unknown Student: What do you mean? Irish and Italian—my great-grandfather …

David Stringer: They were all Europeans. By the second or third generation, everybody looks the same. Everybody talks the same, but that’s not the case with African Americans or other racial groups because they don’t melt in. They don’t blend in. They always look different.

Unknown Student: Why does looking different matter?David Stringer: I don’t know. And maybe it doesn’t. It doesn’t to you. Maybe it doesn’t to a lot of people. But it seems to matter to a lot of people who move out of Detroit, who move out of Baltimore—you know, we have white flight in this country.

 

Citing the Bible, TN School Board Member Rejects Gay-Straight Alliance Club

Again a person using their religious beliefs to force others to obey their version of god.  This person says his god comes before all state laws, federal laws, the bill of rights, and even the constitution.   He wants a theocracy built on his his god and his version , forcing everyone to do as he sees fit.   He is a religious asshole.  There is more at the link below.     Hugs

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2018/12/17/citing-the-bible-tn-school-board-member-rejects-gay-straight-alliance-club/

Tecky Hicks, who works as a Baptist pastor, said that if the GSA group was formed, he would urge parents to pull their kids out of school.

Hicks told board members he took the same oath as [Vice Chairman Debbie] Shedden, but he believes the Bible supersedes the Constitution of the U.S., the Bill of Rights, the Magna Carta, the Mayflower Compact, school board policy, the state constitution “and everything else.”

“Therefore, based on that, there’s no way under God’s heaven I can approve any such club in our schools,” Hicks told the board. “I’ve got a daughter who has a child in second grade this year, and she has already made the decision that if something like this is approved by our board, she’s pulling her kid out of school. I would suggest, and I’ll make it a public statement, that every person in the county who has that privilege — do it.

“I’ll take my stand on what I believe above and beyond anything man has ever made because the Bible plainly teaches that we are to subject ourselves to the authority that’s over us as long as the authority doesn’t overstep the bounds of what God has said it ought to be. God settled that over 2,000 years ago, folks, and I’m going to stand on it until hell freezes over.

He took an oath… and then promptly refused to follow it because being a religious bigot matters more than doing what’s best for students. That’s his philosophy. While the district might be better off without families that think like him, it’s a sad statement that the existence of a club for students he thinks are Hell-bound is enough to make a push for homeschooling. (Would he say the same thing about a club for atheists? Jews? Hindus?)

It burns, the stupid burns

Filed under: Cartoons, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 06:42

religion-is-a-mental-illness:
“Doubt is blood red.
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Greed

Filed under: Cartoons, Greed, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 06:38

 

 

 

 

can’t get much lower

Filed under: Cartoons, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 06:26

(cartoon by Kevin Siers)

(cartoon by Dave Granlund)

(cartoon by Steve Sack)

December 17, 2018

Narcissist

Filed under: Funny Stuff, Funny videos, News, Political — Scottie @ 14:32

 

Some people

Filed under: Cartoons, Funny Stuff, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 10:03

How they see it

Filed under: Atheism, Bigotry, Cartoons, Greed, Harm, Homosexual, Memes, News, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 07:54

Who pays

Filed under: Cartoons, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 07:34

Randy sent me these links . Hugs

Filed under: Cartoons, Children, Economics, Gun Control, Harm, Health, News, Song, Songs and Music — Scottie @ 07:05

http://liberalsarecool.com/post/181109105413/never-forget-sandyhook

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December 16, 2018

Do republicans have no shame ?

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Children, Family, Harm, Health, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 11:59

No evidence

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 11:45

religion-is-a-mental-illness:
“Doubt is blood red.
”

 

Scared

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Fascism, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 11:37

(cartoon by Kevin Kallaugher)

(cartoon by Kevin Kallaugher)

 

(cartoon by Adam Zyglis)

(cartoon by Jeff Stahler)

(cartoon by Paul Fell)

(cartoon by Kevin Kallaugher)

(cartoon by Andy Marlette)

(story here) .. (cartoon by Steve Sack)

 

Only whites need apply

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Fascism, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 09:24

December 15, 2018

Because they are white

Filed under: Bigotry, Funny videos, News, Political, Race, Reason — Scottie @ 14:49

Catholic Archbishop: If Your Religion Contradicts the Law, Ignore the Law

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2018/12/14/catholic-archbishop-if-your-religion-contradicts-the-law-ignore-the-law/

 

The Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin is telling Catholics that they are not obligated to follow lawsthat contradict their faith.

Far from separation of church and state, Martin wants Church to simply ignore the State.

Concerning the Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy Bill, which goes before the Seanad this week, Archbishop Martin said, “There’s a clear Catholic teaching that if legislation is against the basic principles of faith of people that they can’t be forced to carry it out.

Asked whether this right of Catholics not to obey laws in certain circumstances also included legislation on divorce, same-sex marriage and family planning, Archbishop said: “There’s a hierarchy of truths in Catholic teaching and the centrality of some aspects. If people have conscientious objection it’s a very important thing to remember it. For me, very often social change comes from people who stand up for their commitments.”

Martin’s assessment might make former Kentucky clerk Kim Davis proud, but if everyone chose to follow only the laws they wanted to, while claiming a religious defense for ignoring the rest, society wouldn’t function. Martin’s fine with faith trumping civil laws… but I have a hunch he would be saying something very different if we were talking about Muslims and other non-Christians instead of fellow Catholics.

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