Sunday, 1/16/11, Public Square


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7 responses to “Sunday, 1/16/11, Public Square

  1. indypendent

    Is that new version of the Bible the Evangelical Christians were working on finally done?

    That was my first thought when I saw the above cartoon.

    • I think it’s the new, updated Constitution that more closely resembles their interpretation of the Bible. The one Huckabee has been working on. The one that is sooooo pro-life until after you’re born then you’re on your own.

    • wicked

      Sadly, the “cartoon” is too close to the truth to be humorous. Not that I think it was supposed to be.

      It’s getting to the point where I’m watching this circus called our government no fun anymore. (hat tip to CSNY) It’s hard to laugh when you see your rights usurped by corporations and corporatists who only care about filling their pockets with gold.

      And I wonder why I feel more and more depressed each day.

  2. wicked

    You know, I could almost go for this group.

    BOSTON TEA PARTY – The BTP was a splinter group that broke from the Libertarian Party in 2006, when the BTP founders believed the LP was straying from its libertarian roots. The BTP platform consists of simple, one-sentence statement of principles: “The Boston Tea Party supports reducing the size, scope and power of government at all levels and on all issues, and opposes increasing the size, scope and power of government at any level, for any purpose.” In 2008 the BTP fielded sports promoter Charles Jay for President (ballot access in three states – 2,420 votes – 13th place – 0.002%). Charles Jay captured In terms of specifics, the BTP supports an immediate US withdrawal from Iraq, repeal of the PATRIOT Act, federal income tax cuts, and the legalization of marijuana. The BTP has affiliate parties in nearly a dozen states and claims 2,000 formal party members as of late 2010.

  3. wicked

    Or this one…
    LIGHT PARTY – The Light Party is is a generally liberal party — falling somewhere between the Greens and New Age feel of the now defunct Natural Law Party — and seems strongly centered around party founder “Da Vid, M.D., Wholistic Physician, Human Ecologist & Artist” (he was also a write-in candidate for President in 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008 — and seems to be the only visible leader of the party). This San Francisco-based party’s platform promotes holistic medicine, national health insurance, organic foods, solar energy, nuclear disarmament and a flat tax. Da Vid claims the party has “millions” of supporters — but he counts everyone who supports any position advocated by the party. The party does not seriously seek to elect candidates but advance an agenda. Not that it has anything to do with politics, but the party does sell a nice CD of relaxing New Age music.

    PANSEXUAL PEACE PARTY – The PPP is a generally left-wing party that has yet to field any candidates — they don’t take themselves too seriously — and, oh yeah, and the PPP is founded on Wiccan (i.e., witchcraft) roots. Check out the PPP platform plank on sexual issues, which carries the title: “Sex is Good! Sex is Great! Yea, Sex!” The PPP site also contains a short but harsh anti-libertarian essay. To date, the PPP’s political activities seem confined to printing some PPP t-shirts and bumper stickers. Jimi Freidenker is the founder and “Chairentity” of the PPP.

    This is FUN!!!! I’m no longer depressed. I’m laughing!

    • Doesn’t the PPP indicate some sort of destiny for PPPers? tstb was talking about printing t-shirts and bumper stickers… The rest of the Party Platform seems good…