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June 3, 2018

NRA obstructionism and gun control

(cartoon by Bill Sanders)

(info here) .. (cartoon by Gary Markstein)

 

May 26, 2018

gun violence from sea to shining sea

Filed under: Criminal, Gun Control, Harm, Memes, News, NRA, Political, Questions — Tags: , , , — Scottie @ 06:39

(cartoon by Adam Zyglis)

May 5, 2018

Defining Freedom … — Filosofa’s Word

Have you noticed that some words seem to have taken on a different meaning in the past few years than they once had? Take, for example, the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). It sounds like a decent organization, right? Let’s break it down a bit … Alliance: a union or association formed for mutual benefit Defending: […]

via Defining Freedom … — Filosofa’s Word

Again Jill has gotten to the point of a subject and showed it clearly for what it is.   A great read from a grand author.   Hugs

May 1, 2018

Things that offend republicans.

Filed under: Bigotry, Gun Control, Harm, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Tags: , , , — Scottie @ 17:25

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April 30, 2018

Amanda. Her comments, my replies, how she sounds in her comments.

April 29, 2018

The truth about education in the US

Filed under: Children, Criminal, Economics, Education, Greed, Harm, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Tags: , , , , — Scottie @ 09:15

(cartoon by Pat Bagley)

April 28, 2018

Poisoning

Filed under: Children, Criminal, Greed, Harm, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Sad — Tags: , , , — Scottie @ 12:56

April 26, 2018

Unacceptable

Filed under: Atheism, Bigotry, Economics, Greed, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Tags: , , , — Scottie @ 08:30

(cartoon by Mike Peters)

So how do we fix this

(cartoon by Matt Wuerker)

(cartoon by Jen Sorenson)

(story here) .. (cartoon by Rob Rogers)

(cartoon by Dave Granlund)

(story here) .. (cartoon by Rob Rogers)

(cartoon by David Horsey)

(cartoon by Rob Rogers)

 

April 24, 2018

Trump Voters Driven by Fear of Losing Status, Not Economic Anxiety, Study Finds

Filed under: Bigotry, News, opinion, Political, Questions, Race — Tags: , , , — Scottie @ 12:58

 

A study published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences questions that explanation, the latest to suggest that Trump voters weren’t driven by anger over the past, but rather fear of what may come. White, Christian and male voters, the study suggests, turned to Mr. Trump because they felt their status was at risk.

“It’s much more of a symbolic threat that people feel,’’ said Diana C. Mutz, the author of the study and a political science and communications professor at the University of Pennsylvania, where she directs the Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics. “It’s not a threat to their own economic well-being; it’s a threat to their group’s dominance in our country over all.”

“It used to be a pretty good deal to be a white, Christian male in America, but things have changed and I think they do feel threatened,” Dr. Mutz said.

The other surveys supported the cultural anxiety explanation, too.

For example, Trump support was linked to a belief that high-status groups, such as whites, Christians or men, faced more discrimination than low-status groups, like minorities, Muslims or women, according to Dr. Mutz’s analysis of the University of Chicago study.

April 23, 2018

Republican ideals.

Filed under: News, Political, Questions — Tags: , — Scottie @ 13:39

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April 16, 2018

QUEBEC: Mosque Terrorist Loved Trump, Wore MAGA Hat, Followed Breitbart, InfoWars, Coulter, Ben Shapiro

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Tags: , , , , , — Scottie @ 16:51

http://www.joemygod.com/2018/04/16/quebec-mosque-terrorist-loved-trump-wore-maga-hat-followed-breitbart-infowars-coulter-ben-shapiro/

This is seriously important.   Words have consequences.

How many times have I been saying that it is just not Muslims that commit acts of terror?   How many times have I said that white guys doing those acts do not get the label.  Please wake up people.  Fascism is here in the USA and it is getting stronger.  Now we are exporting our harmful ideas , instead of exporting the great hope for a better future we use to do.  

Please read the article as it as more information than I am including.   Here is the link again:  http://www.joemygod.com/2018/04/16/quebec-mosque-terrorist-loved-trump-wore-maga-hat-followed-breitbart-infowars-coulter-ben-shapiro/

The Montreal Gazette reports:

Evidence from Alexandre Bissonnette’s computer presented in court Monday indicates the Quebec mosque shooter was obsessed with U.S. President Donald Trump, Muslims, Dylann Roof, mass shootings and feminists.

In the month before the shooting, Bissonnette was checking Trump’s Twitter feed every day and reading news about Trump on a daily basis, according to evidence presented at his sentencing hearing in Quebec City.

 

 

April 13, 2018

So much for christian morals

Filed under: News, Political, Questions, Religion, Sex — Tags: , , , , , — Scottie @ 14:23

Evangelical Support for Trump Has Gone Up (!) Since Stormy Daniels Scandal Began.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/04/12/evangelical-support-for-trump-has-gone-up-since-stormy-daniels-scandal-began/

That’s the party of “family values” for you. They are, and always have been, hypocrites. “Values” only matter when it’s the other party guilty of violating them. When it’s their own people, they look the other way.

How ingrained is that myth in the Christian mindset?

Get this: Since the Stormy Daniels scandal began, Trump’s support among evangelicals has gone up.

The most recent Pew polls suggest that President Donald Trump hasn’t just held his support amongst white evangelicals but actually has grown his support since the Stormy Daniels story took hold.

With his white evangelical support having dropped to 61 percent in December, Trump now enjoys 78 percent support, just a shade beneath the support he won from white evangelicals on Election Day

 

April 7, 2018

NRA wants more gun buyers.

Filed under: Cartoons, Gun Control, Harm, Health, Memes, News, NRA, Political — Tags: , , — Scottie @ 10:22

(cartoon by Keith Tucker)

 

tRump land / tRump border

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Criminal, Harm, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Tags: , , — Scottie @ 10:17

(cartoon by Monte Wolverton)

(story here) .. (cartoon by Jim Morin)

(cartoon by Clay Bennett)

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

 

April 6, 2018

Taxpayer funding for religious schools that teach only religion.

Filed under: Children, Criminal, Economics, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Tags: , , , , , — Scottie @ 14:12

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/04/05/ultra-orthodox-jewish-schools-in-nyc-keep-failing-and-things-just-got-worse/

This is stunning.  These schools receive … “hundreds of millions of dollars in government funding, in part through federal programs like Title 1 and Head Start.”   They leave kids unable to read, do math, speak english, basicly unable to function in anything but their ultra religious societies.  It is horrible.

A yeshiva graduate, Moster got serious about raising educational quality for Jewish kids when he went to a secular college and realized to his embarrassment that he was unfamiliar with all sorts of concepts that other students had no problem with. For instance, he’d never heard the word “molecule,” nor did he possess any concept of the word’s meaning. For a long time, he considered himself “too crippled to make it through.”

 

At the 39 [worst] yeshivas [in New York City], children ages 7 to 13 receive only an hour and a half of English and math instruction combined four days per week. Other secular subjects are not taught at all, and English instruction for boys stops at age 13, the letter states. (Most Hasidic Jews speak Yiddish at home, and nearly a third of students in Jewish schools in New York City speak limited English, according to the Department of Education.)

 

He describes how a physician he knows in Borough Park in Brooklyn, a heavily Hasidic neighborhood,

… often sees adult male patients who can barely communicate to her what ails them. “It’s not just that they’re like immigrants, barely able to speak the language,” she told me. “It’s also a lack of knowledge of basic physiology. They can barely name their own body parts.”

 

 

April 5, 2018

tRump consults with tRump

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Teachers & educated students are a threat to republicans.

Filed under: Children, Economics, Ideas, Memes, News, Political, Reason, Youth — Tags: , , , , — Scottie @ 09:11

(cartoon by Jim Morin)

April 2, 2018

How America’s largest local TV owner turned its news anchors into soldiers in Trump’s war on the media:

Filed under: Economics, Harm, News, Political, Questions — Tags: , , , , , , — Scottie @ 10:26

March 30, 2018

Times they are a changin

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Gun Control, Memes, News, NRA, Political, Questions, Reason — Tags: , , , — Scottie @ 08:14

(cartoon by David Horsey)

(cartoon by Adam Zyglis)

 

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