Is Debbie Wasserman Schultz Getting Dumped?

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Photo Credit: Donkeyhotey

It seems that Bernie backers aren’t the only ones fed up with Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s tyrannical rule of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). According to one pro-Hillary senator,

There have been a lot of meetings over the past 48 hours about what color plate do we deliver Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s head on.

Other Hillary-backing senators are worried that she’s too divisive a figure to unify the party in the upcoming general election. Right now, the discussion is about getting rid of her before the Democratic Convention.

On condition of anonymity, a senate aide said,

The question is: Has she become too toxic?

The Hill” reported that one senator stated,

I don’t see how she can continue to the election. How can she open the convention? Sanders supporters would go nuts.

A senior Democratic source told CNN,

There is a lot of sentiment that replacing her would be a good idea. It is being discussed quietly among Democratic senators on the floor, in the cloakroom and in lunches.

Debbie has already been stripped of some of her Convention power. Normally the DNC Chair would appoint all 15 members of the platform committee. This time around, she’s been limited to four. Of the remaining 11 positions, Hillary will fill six and Bernie will fill five.

Whether this is enough is being debated. As a Senior Senate Democratic Aide put it,

There’s a strong sentiment that the current situation is untenable and can only be fixed by her leaving. There’s too much water under the bridge for her to be a neutral arbiter.

Another senator said,

We need to get this figured out and come together, Hillary’s got the nomination. She needs Bernie’s energy. It’s time for her to accommodate. It’s time to pick hard-nosed people to cut through things and figure out a deal.

Debbie does have her defenders. Nancy Pelosi told CNN that,

DNC Chairwoman Wasserman Schultz enjoys the support of Members of the House Democratic Caucus for her leadership in unifying the party and winning in November.

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), is backing Debbie.

I think Debbie Wasserman Schultz has done a good job. If you look at her platform committee appointments, she really gave a lot of room to Bernie supporters.

Also, some of the support seemed to have a bit of an anti-Bernie flavor to it. Michael Nutter, a former Mayor of Philadelphia, the host city for the convention told CNN,

This is like someone who comes to your house, says they don’t like the food, your TV is too small and I’m not particularly thrilled with what your kitchen looks like and then walks out complaining. She’s been leading the party, he just became a Democrat and now suddenly believes that he should be in charge.

And, of course, there’s no “Debbie love” on Bernie’s part. Bernie has endorsed Debbie’s opponent in the Florida Democratic primary and has even started fundraising for him.

Bernie’s campaign manager, Jeff Weaver, summed up their take on the matter, telling MSNBC host Steve Kornacki,

It’s been clear there is a pattern of conduct from the beginning of this campaign that has been hostile to Bernie Sanders and his supporters, and really, she’s become a divisive figure in the party.

It probably also doesn’t help her efforts that American Crossroads, a GOP super-PAC, has endorsed Debbie in the primary. The president of American Crossroads, Steve Law, said,

Congresswoman and DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has played a critical role over the past several years in the massive Republican gains we have achieved at the state level, in the U.S. House of Representatives, and in the U.S. Senate.

Whether she goes or stays won’t be decided until Hillary and Bernie negotiate a deal to heal the party and discuss what to do with Debbie. President Obama is expected to have a say as well.

Stay tuned!

hqdefault-2From the department of “How Can I Miss You if You Won’t Go The Hell Away?” comes word of Josh Duggar’s dream of making a TV comeback.

If you are asking yourself how an adulterous, pedophile (not to mention hypocrite) could worm his way back on your tv’s after being kicked off the tube for his disgraceful actions. (Actually, it was mainly due to the loss of ad revenue.) Let me explain how it works on Planet Khristian.

  1. You must do penance. In Josh’s case, he supposedly spent time at a Khristian camp atoning for his sins through labor. I say “supposedly” because there’s no actual proof that he did. He just disappeared for a few months.
  2. You must make multitudinous mea culpas. This is best done by going on sympathetic shows like those on Bullshit Mtn or maybe Dr. Phil. And, if they won’t have you, send a sympathetic surrogate, like wife Anna. (According to US Weekly, that’s exactly what he’s doing.)
  3. Do a “born again” tour. Khristians, particularly, love to hear sobbing confessions of your past misdeeds and how you spent hours on your knees begging Big Daddy to forgive you and how he spoke to you, telling you that your sins were forgiven and that you’re now “white as snow.”

According to US Weekly’s source, who’s supposedly someone close to the family,

If that goes well and people are sympathetic towards him, he is sure he can convince TLC to give him and Anna a spin-off – something to do with healing their marriage within the Christian faith.

Why, you ask, would he put himself through all that? MONEY!

Josh’s current and very fitting occupation is used car salesman at daddy’s car lot! According to Gallup Polls, that’s the least trustworthy occupation in the country. (Even bible thumpers score higher.) And, while it may be an appropriate occupation, it just doesn’t bring in the big bucks.

As US Weekly’s source put it,

Getting another reality show is the only way he can think of to make real money.

Will TLC give him another chance? Will advertisers overcome the stink and throw some Grover Clevelands (He’s the mug on the $1000 bill.) their way if they do?

Stay tuned!

George Zimmerman Blames Trayvon Martin’s Parents For His Death

hqdefaultGeorge Zimmerman, an anal pit whose only claim to “fame” was shooting an unarmed teenager and getting away with it, is sleazing his way back in the news cycle again.

For those of you who were vacationing in Antarctica at the time, a bit of background might be apropos.

Back in February of 2012, George sighted Trayvon walking down the street after dark. Since this was in a gated community and Trayvon was black, George had a feeling that something nefarious was afoot. He called the police with his concerns and was told to back off. However, Trayvon was wearing a “hoodie” and George knew that hoodies were the favored attire of black hoodlums, so he followed him. An altercation broke out and George, fearing for his life (according to the only survivor) “stood his ground” and pumped a slug into Trayvon’s chest, killing him.

(Well, that bag of Skittles that Trayvon was carrying did look mighty lethal and who knew what was in his can of Arizona Iced Tea?)

After his 15 minutes of infamy expired, George’s life hasn’t exactly been beer, broads and bar-b-cue! He’s been in and out of scrapes ever since. And, he’s repeatedly tried to regain his old notoriety with stunts like tweeting crime scene photos of his victim.

Last week, George put the gun that killed Trayvon up for auction last week and got hilariously trolled by characters like “Racist McShootface” and others who bid the price up to $65,000,000. (Good luck on getting that money.) This week, he’s given an exclusive interview to “The Daily Beast.

Vanquish any thoughts about George issuing a mea culpa. Au contraire mon frere, (How’s that for mixing Latin and French in the same paragraph?) George took the opportunity to point the blame where it really (to him) belongs: Trayvon’s parents!

They didn’t raise their son right. He attacked a complete stranger and attempted to kill him.

And, not only were Trayvon’s parents poor at their job, they abused him and tried to hog George’s media spotlight:

Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin did everything they could to capitalize on her son’s death. She was never a mother figure to him. Tracy Martin couldn’t have cared less about their son. He treated him like a dog without a leash.

When George was asked how Trayvon’s parents might feel about him making major money selling the gun that killed their son, he replied,

Sure, I’m sorry for any parent that has lost a child. That being said, I also believe it’s their duty to have an internal dialogue to see what they should have done better and what they should have done appropriately.

So, you see folks, this whole incident was someone else’s fault, not George’s. George is really the victim in this whole affair.

 

Can States Establish Their Own ‘Official Religion’? (VIDEOS)

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Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons

It has often been stated that this country was originally settled by people escaping religious bigotry and in some cases that’s true. What’s not so often stated is that once here and established, they practiced their own brand of religious bigotry.

One of the best cases in point are the Puritans.

Puritans were firm believers in the “my way or the highway” practice of religion. More often, the “highway” led to the stocks or worse. Non-conformity, religious or political, was NOT tolerated.

In 1636, Roger Williams was found guilty of preaching “newe & dangerous opinions” and was exiled. Banished from Massachusetts, he went a bit south and founded Providence Plantation, a much more tolerant colony. You probably know the area by its present name: Rhode Island. In 1660, they “legally” murdered four Quakers and kicked the rest of them out. The four were condemned to death and executed for their religious beliefs by the Massachusetts Bay Colony Legislature.

There are numerous other examples, but let us jump ahead to what I refer to as the “Hateteenth Century.”

  • (1700) New York and Massachusetts solved their Catholic conundrum by kicking out any Catholics in their jurisdictions.
  • (1701) North Carolina passed the Vestry Act, making Anglicanism its official religion.
  • (1708) Connecticut passed their 1st statute that allowed “full liberty of worship” to Anglicans and Baptists.
  • (1771) The State of Virginia jailed 50 Baptists worshipers for preaching the Gospel contrary to the Anglican Book of Common Prayer.
  • (1774) Massachusetts Baptists were put in jail for not paying taxes to support the Congregational Church.
  • (1777) American Philosophical Society member, Thomas Jefferson, completed his first draft of the “Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom“, which states: “No man shall be forced to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever.”
  • (1785) Another APS member, James Madison, penned “Remonstrances Against Religious Assessments” advocating separation of Church and State.
  • (1786) The legislature adopted the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, which disestablished the Anglican Church as the official church and prohibited harassment based on religious differences. (Good luck with that one.)
  • (1789) The Bill of Rights was ratified. The First Amendment reads: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
  • (1796) Andrew Jackson opposed the inclusion of the word “God” in Tennessee’s constitution.
  • (1796) The Treaty of Tripoli was conducted. Article 11 states: “As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion…”

As you can tell from the bullet points, the tide shifted towards tolerance in the last quarter of the century. However, it obviously didn’t go away. And, as you can see from the chart below, state religions lasted well into the next century.

Time Between Original Colonial Charter and End of State-Supported ReligioncoloniestimelineSource (with additional information): ProCon.org)

In the 19th Century, we had the rise of the anti-Catholic American Republican Party Most people refer to them as the “Know Nothing Movement”. While not it’s original intent, the tag pretty much sums them up.

In 1915, the second incarnation of the KKK was founded. While the original KKK focused their hatred on n!&&ers and fellow travelers, the “new, improved” version added Jews and Catholics to their hate list. There was rampant anti-Catholicism aimed at Al Smith in his 1928 run for the White House and even charges that JFK would “take his orders from the Pope” in the 1960 presidential campaign.

Things haven’t changed much, though the targeting has shifted. All you have to do is listen to a campaign speech by THE DONALD (aka “hairball”) or any one of a number of right-wing Khristian bible thumpers and pundits when the subject turns to Islam.

In every single case sited, the perpetrators of this religious bigotry were primarily White, Anglo-Saxon Protestants (WASPs) and they are still at it. However, now they’ve added a new twist. This time around, they are the self-proclaimed “victims” in the self-imagined “War on Religion.”

One of their “defensive weapons” in this so-called “War on Religion” has been the distortion of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). The act was originally passed in 1993 to protect the freedom of religious minorities such as Sikhs and native American religious rituals.

Then, “the law of unintended consequences” reared its ugly mug. in 2014, SCOTUS decided in “BURWELL v. HOBBY LOBBY STORES, INCthat since companies are people too, that they had religious rights as well. In that particular case the corporation’s religion didn’t care for contraceptives, so they didn’t have to pay for insurance coverage of the baby blockers.

From that point on “religious freedom” expanded to justify bigotry against the LGBT community. (Kim Davis, anyone?) Laws passed by Alabama, North Carolina and several other “red” states are the latest examples of that.

The ruling has even opened the door to denial of access or even referrals to abortion and contraception. What started out as a needed protective measure has morphed into legalized bigotry.

And, over the last couple of years, there’s been a new twist, or rather an old one, revisited.

In 2013, North Carolina legislators introduced a bill declaring that the state has the right to declare an official religion. The bill argued that states are “sovereign” and the Establishment Clause of the 1st Amendment cannot prevent states “from making laws respecting the establishment of religion.

The following year, a Mississippi group, Magnolia State Heritage Campaign, circulated an initiative declaring Christianity the state’s official religion. The text of the initiative stated

The State of Mississippi hereby acknowledges the fact of her identity as a principally Christian and quintessentially Southern state, in terms of the majority of her population, character, culture, history, and heritage, from 1817 to the present; accordingly, the Holy Bible is acknowledged as a foremost source of her founding principles, inspiration, and virtues; and, accordingly, prayer is acknowledged as a respected, meaningful, and valuable custom of her citizens. The acknowledgments hereby secured shall not be construed to transgress either the national or the state Constitution’s Bill of Rights.

It failed to get the required 110,000 signatures that time around. However, the way things are going, it may return.

For instance, in that same year, (2014) Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas statedthat in his view the First Amendment religion clauses don’t apply to the states in the first place.

Most legal experts would argue that the return of state religions is very unlikely. However, most legal experts did not foresee SCOTUS’s ruling that corporations are the equivalent of people.

There is currently one vacant position on the Supreme Court with the likelihood of at least a couple more in the next few years. One more reason to vote for the Democratic nominee in November. The last thing we need are two or three more Clarence Thomases on the bench. And if a Republican wins the White House, that’s probably what we would get!

 

Christian Terrorist Threatens to Hang Seven Mayors

Photo Credit: Arkansas Department of Corrections.

Photo Credit: Arkansas Department of Corrections.

Maverick Dean Bryan is a Christian. (Or, is that KKKhristian?) He’s also a convicted felon, the founder (and only known member) of the so-called “First Christian Militia of the USA” and a terrorist as well as a wannabe seditionist. In addition, he’s upset, VERY UPSET!

In fact, he’s so upset that he wrote letters to the mayors of Ashdown, De Queen, Hope, Lewisville, Murfreesboro, Nashville and Prescott, Arkansas threatening to hang them from “mighty oaks” if they don’t do what he tells them to do.

For starters, he’s pissed that schools are teaching common core and not Jesus Christ. (Or at least, his version of J.C.) He wants common core dropped and replaced with the bible. (He neglected to note which version is his preferred choice.)

Also, no more counting votes of any homosexual, Muslim, socialist, communist, atheist, or who worships a God besides Jesus Christ. Not only that, but he wants them kicked out of Arkansas. Oh, and he wants the mayors to hand over their counties to him.

Somehow, I get the feeling that Maverick doesn’t have a clue how things work on this level. Last I heard, mayors don’t run schools, don’t run election boards and don’t run counties. Although, if fairness, maybe they do on Maverick’s planet.

But, Maverick has greater ambitions than just setting Arkansas counties on the road to righteousness. He allegedly wants to kill every living American president, past and present, especially Jimmy Carter.

Not only that, but under the nom de plume of Lt. Gary Owen, he used a local shopper (Thrifty Nickle) to solicit $23,000,000 to overthrow the U.S. government. (Just a loan, mind you. He expected to have no problem repaying it from the spoils of war.)

Local law enforcement is well acquainted with Maverick. He was convicted of interstate motor vehicle theft in 1987 and has been arrested twice since then for possession of firearms. He is currently on probation for being a felon and wearing a .44 caliber pistol in a western style holster. When agents arrested him on March 18th, they found a shotgun in his home. (He seems to think that being in a “militia” trumps the law forbidding felons from firearm possession.)

On the 28th of March, U.S. Magistrate Judge Caroline Craven released him until his trial, however the local District Attorney requested a review of that decision by the U.S. District Court. On May 2nd, Judge Susan Hickey sent him back to jail, stating,

Defendant has an extensive criminal history involving the possession of firearms. In addition to his three previous convictions involving firearms, Defendant has admitted that he was impermissibly in possession of a firearm on the day of his arrest. Thus, Defendant has repeatedly demonstrated his unwillingness to abide by the laws concerning the possession of firearms by a convicted felon. This pattern of disobedience poses a threat to the safety of the community and gives the court little hope that Defendant would abide by any conditions set by this court.

Maverick faces a jury trial later this month. If convicted, he faces fines of up to $250,000 with five years in a federal prison, for each of the seven letters.

Sappy Sarah Palin Says Paul Ryan Needs To Be ‘Cantored’

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Photo Credit: CNN screen shot

Mama Grisly (And no, that’s not a misspelling!) is pissed off. It seems that the most powerful Regressive in D.C., Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, has the temerity not to endorse hairball as presidential wannabe. And, by shuckins, she’s gonna do something about that.

For starters, the half-term, half-wit went on Jake Tapper’s “State of the Union” to bad mouth the Speaker.

I think Paul Ryan is soon to be ‘Cantored,’ as in Eric Cantor. His political career is over but for a miracle because he has so disrespected the will of the people, and as the leader of the GOP, the convention, certainly he is to remain neutral, and for him to already come out and say who he will not support is not a wise decision of his.

She went on to complain that Ryan, like the rest of the establishment, is out-of-touch.

When Tapper explained that Ryan had said some of T-rump’s policies and his nasty remarks had caused him to pause, Sappy Sarah had a ready response,

Those concerns are relatively speaking, Jake, they’re superficial, talking about tone and certain verbiage that is chosen over what perhaps Paul Ryan or somebody would have chosen to articulate. Who cares?

(I don’t know. Maybe the American electorate?)

Of course, Sarah knows Ryan’s real motive. He was trying to sabotage His Hairness because if THE DONALD wins, it “kind of screws his [Ryan’s] chances for the 2020 presidential bid.

Palin also said that she would eagerly endorse and fight for Ryan’s primary opponent. (Unless, of course, she quits half way through the Wisconsin primary season.)

Stay tuned!

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Suspended Over Gay Marriage Opposition

maxresdefault-3Alabama Chief Justice, Roy Moore, who has been long known for his opinion that his version of Khristianity trumps the Constitution has been charged with six counts of ethics violations because of his actions against marriage equality.

  1. Violation of the Alabama Canon of Judicial Ethics, for disregarding a federal injunction.
  2. Violation of the Alabama Canon of Judicial Ethics, for demonstrated unwillingness to follow clear law.
  3. Violation of the Alabama Canon of Judicial Ethics, for abuse of administrative authority.
  4. Violation of the Alabama Canon of Judicial Ethics, for substituting his judgement for the judgement of the judgement of the entire Alabama Supreme Court, including failure to abstain from public comment about a pending proceeding in his own court.
  5. Violation of the Alabama Canon of Judicial Ethics, for interference with legal process and remedies in the United States District Court and/or Alabama Supreme Court related to proceedings in which Alabama probate judges were involved.
  6. Violation of the Alabama Canon of Judicial Ethics, for failure to recuse himself from pending proceedings in the Alabama Supreme Court after making public comment and placing his impartiality into question.

The charges resulted from a complaint filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center, (SPLC).

In January, after SCOTUS decision on marriage equality in Obergefell v. Hodges, Moore issued an order to lower court judges, blocking the granting of marriage licenses to same-sex couples, stating,

Until further decision by the Alabama Supreme Court, the existing orders of the Alabama Supreme Court that Alabama probate judges have a ministerial duty not to issue any marriage license contrary to the Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment or the Alabama Marriage Protection Act remain in full force and effect.

Last evening (05/06/16), after the charges were released, SPLC President Richard Cohen stated,

He is such an egomaniac and such a religious zealot that he thinks he can ignore court orders with impunity. For the sake of our state, he should be kicked out of office.

Moore responded to the charges by claiming,

The Judicial Inquiry Commission has no authority over the administrative orders of the chief justice of Alabama or the legal injunctions of the Alabama Supreme Court prohibiting probate judges from issuing same-sex marriage licenses.

As Moore’s own history shows, they most certainly do!

This is not the first time, Moore has been suspended from his duties. In a previous stint as Alabama Chief Justice, Moore commissioned a monument with two large carved tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments for the Alabama Supreme Court Building. At the dedication, he declared,

Today a cry has gone out across our land for the acknowledgment of that God upon whom this nation and our laws were founded….May this day mark the restoration of the moral foundation of law to our people and the return to the knowledge of God in our land.

Two months later, the ACLU of Alabama, Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the Southern Poverty Law Center filed a suit to have the monument be removed because it “sends a message to all who enter the State Judicial Building that the government encourages and endorses the practice of religion in general and Judeo-Christianity in particular.

Moore lost the suit and the appeal that followed. The judge had ruled that the monument was unconstitutional because it violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Moore was given until August 20, 2003 to remove it.

On the 14th of August, Moore stated that he was going to disobey the removal order. As of the 20th, as per the removal order, the state of Alabama was fined $5,000 a day. On the 21st, the other eight judges on the Alabama Supreme Court overruled Moore and ordered the monument removed.

On the 22nd, the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) filed a complaint with the Alabama Court of the Judiciary (COJ). The complaint resulted in the suspension of Moore from the Chief Justice position until a hearing could be held.

The hearing was held on November 12th, 2003. During the hearing, Moore reiterated his statement that he would defy any ruling requiring the monument’s removal.

The next day, the COJ ruled that “Chief Justice Moore has violated the Alabama Canons of Judicial Ethics as alleged by the JIC in its complaint.” Due to his continued intransigence, the COJ decided that “under these circumstances, there is no penalty short of removal from office that would resolve this issue.” Moore was immediately removed from office.

‘God’ And The Republican Primary Candidates

creation-of-man-1159966_960_720Ever notice that a lot of Republican candidates for president like to claim that “God” told them to run?

It never seems to be Democrats that claim a holy endorsement. That’s probably because, as every good Regressive teabag sucker knows, Dems are atheistic socialist Nazis or Beel-Zebub boosters or members of the “Gay Mafia” or something like that. They are therefore totally unworthy of any heavenly guidance.

However, the first question that comes to my mind, is “which god?” It’s probably not the one below, although he is part elephant. That’s Ganesh, the Hindu god of wisdom and learning. And, since we’re talking about Republicans, that pretty much lets him out. Ganesh

It isn’t the god of the New Testament. He was apolitical. As J.C. put it,

Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s. Matthew 22:21 (KJV)

After listening to the various “born again” candidates, I’ve come to the conclusion that the Republican god is probably the Old Testament god, YHWH, formally known as El, the supreme god of the Mesopotamian Semite pantheon in the pre-Sargonic period.

He personified fire and brimstone! A cranky, vindictive, narcissistic, blood-thirsty bully with a seven-mile wide jealousy streak, who didn’t play well with his fellow gods.

Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me. – Exodus 20:3-5 (KJV)

Remind you of any Regressive candidates?

What the bible doesn’t point out, is that he also has a weird sense of humor, at least when it comes to politics. Lemme ‘splain.

Last presidential cycle, I noticed that several presidential wannabes were “Big Daddy” endorsed.

Michele Bachmann

No CommentTo start with, He told Mother Michele that she should run.”If I felt that’s what the Lord was calling me to do, I would do it. When I have sensed that the Lord is calling me to do something, I’ve said yes to it. But I will not seek a higher office if God is not calling me to do it. That’s really my standard. If I am called to serve in that realm I would serve, but if I am not called, I wouldn’t do it.

I guess she got the call. ( I wonder if it was a text message?)

Herman Cain

I bid $2Herman “heard the word”. (Probably after using the wrong mushrooms on his pizza.) Cain told one crowd. “God said, ‘Not yet. I’ve got something else for you to do.’ And it might be to become the president of the United States of America.(Was that the “God” of Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan, I wonder?)

Rick Perry

The Rickster, (known to Bubbas, far & wide as “Cuzin Ricky.) felt the mighty hand of God. (Hmmm. What part of him was “God” touching?)

Now, where the hell did I leave my keys?I have basically been called to serve my country. “That’s what this election is about. It is not about me. It is about this country.” He added: “Your country is calling you. At a matter of fact, your children are counting on you to answer the call. And the Lord said to the Prophet Isaiah, he said, ‘Who shall I send? Who will go for us? And Isaiah held his hand up and said, ‘Here I am. Send me.’ Your country is calling you today. Your country is calling you to do your duty.

Rick Santorum

Then there’s the “Guy from God” himself: Saint Orum!

Righteous-Rick-150x150The saint, speaking to pastors and spiritual muckity-mucks, said: “I’m trying to walk down a path that God is leading me. I figured if this is what he is calling me to do, then I just have to go out and work hard”…

(Btw, did you notice that every one of “God’s chosen” lost?)

And now we’re in a brand new cycle, but several candidates are singing the same old hymn.

Ben Carson

Dr Crazy T.N. Dr Crazy may be one of the best examples of an idiot savant (emphasis on “idiot”) on this year’s Bozo bus. He may have been a brilliant brain surgeon, but other than that, he’s “Filbert City!” However, that hasn’t seemed to matter to the big guy. As he related to Bullshit Mtn last August, “I believe God will make it clear to me if that’s something I’m supposed to do…if God grabbed me by the collar and asked me to run.” When CBN’s David Brody asked him “How is that conversation going with God about this potential presidential run?” He replied “I feel his fingers.”

(So, he’s saying Big Daddy “fingered” him. Hmmm)

Mike Huckabee

M.H.Mike, the former minister, former governor and on-going huckster (It’s not for nothing, I call him “Hucksterbee.”) appeared on James Robison’s “Life Today” program and asked the TV audience to pray that Big D would bless him in his quest. “For me, this is not just a political or financial decision, it is a spiritual decision. You know, the only thing worse than not being elected president would be to be elected president without God’s blessing. I can’t think of a worse place in the world to be than in the Oval Office without God’s hand upon you. I’d rather not get near the place. But if that’s a purpose, so be it. And that’s my prayer.”

(Looks like he was “blessed,” although his campaign didn’t seem to be.)

John Kasich

J.K.Last April, when John was a guest on “Meet the Press,” Chuck Todd asked him if he was going to run. He replied, “…the most important thing is, what does the Lord want me to do with my life? You know, he puts us on Earth, all of us on Earth, to achieve certain purposes, and I’m trying to determine if this is what the Lord wants, and I’m not going to figure that out laying in bed hoping lightning strikes, so I’m out there one foot in front of another.

(Well, being struck by lightning would explain a few things.)

Rick Perry

Now-where-the-hell-did-I-leave-my-keys-150x150Cuzin Ricky came back for a second shot at the Oval Office. Unfortunately he was out of ammunition, but the invisible man in the sky didn’t care. As the Rickster explained on “The Janet Mefferd Show,“…It has been an incredible outpouring and I can tell you that has given me the calmness in my soul that, you know, God sends messages through a lot of ways and through a lot of messengers.”

(I guess the second time around, his messages came “second hand.”)

Rick Santorum

Righteous-Rick-150x150Also returning for another tilt at the windmill, albeit for a very short ride, was Saint Orum. (Old Righteous Rick, himself.) As Mrs Rick told CBN News, “it really boils down to God’s will. What is it that God wants? … We have prayed a lot about this decision, and we believe with all our hearts that this is what God wants.”

(Or, maybe “God” just wanted another good guffaw.)

Scott Walker

And last, as well as pretty much least, we have Scotty who already had the blessing of a “higher power” (the Koch Bros).

S.W.Like the others, Scotty claimed that his candidacy was “God’s plan!” In his first “give me money” letter, he stated “My relationship with God drives every major decision in my life. Each day I pray and then take time to read from the Bible and from a devotional named Jesus Calling. As you can imagine, the months leading up to my announcement that I would run for President of the United States were filled with a lot of prayer and soul searching. Here’s why: I needed to be certain that running was God’s calling — not just man’s calling. I am certain: This is God’s plan for me and I am humbled to be a candidate for President of the United States.”

(Evidently, “God” didn’t plan very well.)

So there you have it: Two presidential cycles, multiple candidates endorsed by the “high guy” and every one a loser! It just might be that “God” is a practical joker. The question is, who’s the butt of the joke?13076602_10153911520891195_6351405000417854868_n

 

 

Is A Nevada Lawmaker Endorsing Killing Cops?

FioreGunCops-1024x575Michele Fiore is a well-known “gun-boob,” but claiming that killing cops is ok?

For those of you who haven’t had the displeasure of meeting Ms Fiore, a bit of background is in order. Ms Fiore is the Assemblywoman representing the folks around NW Loss Wages, Nevada. (How well, is a matter for her constituents to decide.)PostCards_6x9_CS

Now, bear in mind that this is the state that so generously shared such political filberts as Sue (Pay your doctor with a chicken) Lowden and Sharron (2nd Amendment Remedy) Angle.

I first ran across this Sarah Palin/Michele Bachmann mashup a little over a year ago when I wrote a post about her incredible discovery of the cause and cure of cancer. It seems medical researchers have been wasting their time and a lot of money when the cause is simple and the cure is cheap.

If you have cancer, which I believe is a fungus, and we can put a pic line into your body and we’re flushing with, say, salt water, sodium cardonate ([sic] through that line and flushing out the fungus. These are some procedures that are not FDA-approved in America that are very inexpensive, cost-effective.

(For you non chemistry majors, sodium carbonate (Na2CO3) is commonly called “washing soda.” It’s used as a water softener.)

She’s also come up with a cure for the raging pimp problems this country is facing.

Instead of warm and fuzzy stickers and extended jail sentences why aren’t you serious about the sex offenders these pimps, come with the castration bill, come with a bill that will stop people in their tracks. You know it, like you want to get serious about stopping sex trafficking, so let’s get a serious bill before us.

And, she has graciously shared her infantile wisdom on the cure for campus rapes – ARMED COEDS!

If these young, hot little girls on campus have a firearm, I wonder how many men will want to assault them. The sexual assaults that are occurring would go down once these sexual predators get a bullet in their head.

Have I mentioned that Ms Fiore is a gun boob? Check out her Christmas card from last December.merryfiore2

And, of course, there’s her calendar:FioreGun1-1024x596

Oh, and I probably should mention that she’s a Bundy family fan. She was a supporter of Cliven Bundy in his fight to keep from paying $1,000,000 in fees for grazing rights on government land, which led to the Bundy Ranch Standoff (aka the “Battle of Bunkerville“).

And, she generously offered to ride along and comfort the Bundy boys when they were on their way to Portland’s “Iron Bar Inn” after their occupation of the Oregon wildlife refuge.

After she got back down to Nevada, she explained to the “Las Vegas Sun” that she didn’t see what the big deal was, the refuge occupiers were just camping out. She also told the “Sun” that if provoked, taking up arms against the government was perfectly acceptable.

If the government is going to point a gun at me, I’m going to point one right back. If you’re going to shoot me, I’m going to shoot you back.

Then, last week, in an interview for Las Vegas TV station KLAS-8, she doubled down on that last statement.

When asked by the station’s Steve Sebelius if she thought the 2nd Amendment gives you the right to point a gun at a “duly authorized law enforcement officer who is just out there doing his job.” she replied,

I would never ever point my firearm at anyone, including an officer of the law, unless they pointed their firearm at me. But, once you point your firearm at me, I’m sorry, then it becomes self-defense. Whether you’re a stranger, a bad guy, or an officer, and you point your gun at me and you’re gonna shoot me and I have to decide whether it’s my life or your life, I choose my life.

In parting, I’ll leave you with some good news (if you’re an ammosexual). Michele is running for Congress. Fiore_logoStay tuned!

 

Kirk Cameron: Submissive Wives = Successful Marriages

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore

Ex-teen hunk turned troglodyte, Kirk Cameron has the perfect formula for a successful marriage (if you’re a bronze age, or earlier, desert dweller). He bases it on the holey wisdom of “THE BOOK!”

You know, the one with the oral bush and talking snake, re-animated zombies, unfrozen water walking, an unscrewed virgin having a baby, fiery flying serpents and a six mile deep world-wide flood that no civilization noticed at the time.

Yeah, that one!

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.Colossians 3:18

For fun and profit….I mean, to spread “the word,” Kirk has embarked on a “Love Worth Fighting For” national marriage tour to explain to the suck..faithful, how to make your marriage work after you drag her, by her hair, into the cave. In order to hype the tour, Kirk graciously granted an interview to the “Christian Post.”
According to the actor, once known as Mike Seaver,(With apologies to Prince.)
A lot of people don’t know that marriage comes with instructions. And, we find them right there in God’s word…Wives are to honor and respect and follow their husband’s lead, not to tell their husband how he ought to be a better husband. When each person gets their part right, regardless of how their spouse is treating them, there is hope for real change in their marriage.
So, wenches, when your hubby blows the rent on a crap game, crawls home 3 1/2 sheets to the wind and threatens to “give you what you’re asking for” when you’re too tired to dance the horizontal mambo with him, just submit and remember, you’re saving the sanctity of your successful marriage.
Oh, and never get into an argument with hubby!
Thinking that you are going to win an argument, you end up losing. It’s a no-win situation. In order for you to win, your husband or wife has to lose. When they lose, you have not built up your marriage. You have really cut them down.
And, if your marriage collapses, it’s your fault.
What most people do is they try to blame their spouse and say, ‘Hey, I would be a great husband if it weren’t for my wife.’ ‘We would have a great marriage if it wasn’t for my husband. This talks to the importance of getting your own part right. There is only one person on the whole planet who you can change and it’s not your spouse.
So, if your love boat is steaming straight toward the matrimonial shoals because the 1st mate is being uppity, there’s still hope. Catch Cameron’s tour and he’ll show you how to be guided by the lighthouse of love.
We talk about faith in God. We talk about the heart of the problem in marriage. We talk about what it means to love your wife in a practical way and what it means to honor your husband. It is possible to fireproof your marriage. Fireproof doesn’t mean that the fire will never come, it means when the fire comes and the heat is high, you will be able to withstand it.
After the talk, but sure to check out the concession area. Salesmen are standing by with special deals on southern Florida wetlands and some famous bridges.