Thursday, July 7, 2011


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16 responses to “Thursday, July 7, 2011

  1. Union Workers Replaced With Prison Labor Under Scott Walker’s Collective Bargaining Law

    • indypendent

      Let’s see – if we privatize prisons and prison labor is used by the state – what is the incentive to keep people out of prison?

      Sounds to me like the mother lode of profits is to get yourself a privatized prison and you have never-ending supply of cheap labor.

      Do you think this is why these same folks do not want marijuana legalized? There are alot drug offenders in prison.

      I am not advocating for letting any drug dealers out of prison – but for those cases where it is a minor drug offense, it makes no sense to keep paying all that money to keep them in prison. But hey, if the cheap labor can make alot of profit for those privatizers – then why rock the drug boat?

  2. badbiker

    Michelle Bachmann’s husband is an unlicensed (legal) mental health therapist that runs a “pray out the gay” clinic. It has been alleged by some that Marcus Bachmann himself has been through the “gay cure” process.

    I don’t care for rumors about one’s sexuality. In my mind, it is almost as bad a gay-bashing, but it certainly would be interesting if it were true.

    Bachmann’s position is “”We have to understand: barbarians need to be educated. They need to be disciplined. Just because someone feels it or thinks it doesn’t mean that we are supposed to go down that road. That’s what is called the sinful nature. We have a responsibility as parents and as authority figures not to encourage such thoughts and feelings from moving into the action steps…”

    What is his suggested discipline – a good spanking?

    • badbiker

      Link with video of Bachmann’s comments.

      As I said, I don’t like speculation about someones sexuality, but, if after listening to this bit, you don’t think he’s gay…………………..

      • indypendent

        I think Bachmann’s husband is going to be a big stumbling block on her way to the White House.

        For all those who criticized (and continue to criticize Michelle Obama), that scrutiny will now be on their tea party darling and her husband.

        Their particular narrow-version of Evangelical Christianity may play well within their own group but the general election will not treat them kindly.

        The Grand Old Party has a very big problem – the Evangelicals rule the nomination process but their numbers are not enough to carry the general election.

      • Karma bites them in the butt! And they have Reagan to thank for this conundrum! 😉 Of course, none of them will admit this and all of us know that doesn’t change the facts. There’s a lot they’re not able to see or admit to that everyone else knows is their own state of delusion not reality.

    • She is a dangerous ideologue who would stop at nothing to make America a theocracy. She has no respect for people and no ability to treat all others with dignity.

      • badbiker

        Well, it has been said that if Michele Bachmann is elected President, we’ll still be able to say “Ladies and Gentlemen, the President and the First Lady!”

        Yeah, I know, really bad.

      • indypendent

        As I have shared previously, I listen to radio station KSGL when I work my part time on weekends. This is a Christian station but I like their 40’s and 50’s music they play before all the preachers come on and then I turn the station off.

        On Saturday, I did not get to the radio soon enough to turn it off and I listened to a group of 4 preachers who were discussing how Mormons are not godly people, they are not ‘saved’ and they are destined for Hell. Then an offer was given to order their DVD and/or book on how to talk to Mormons and bring them the gift of salvation – yada, yada, and yada.

        Then this group went on to discuss the Godliness of the Founding Fathers in the fact that they fought for the idea of every man is equal and no one has more rights than the other person.

        Well, let’s see – there are Mormons, Buddhists, Muslims, Jewish, Atheists, Deists, Wiccans and multitudes of other religions in our country and these are all American citizens – with the same guaranteed rights as Evangelicl Christians.

        Evangelicals like to romanticize the Founding Fathers into some group that were all Christians and they wanted our country to be a Christian country.

        Now you see the dilemma of the GOP for 2012 presidential race – there are two Mormons running and one is on top of the polls. Do we really think these Evangelical preachers are going to support a Mormon whom they label as ungodly and destined for Hell?

        Then the next day, there were a group of Evangelicals discussing the ‘disease’ of homosexuality. When a group is so entrenched into their own narrow-version of Christianity , who is really the ungodly ones?

      • Their biggest desire and the only thing I can find that unites them is to get Obama out of office. I’m pretty sure every faction of the GOP will unite behind this goal. But, they don’t have the numbers to win the electoral college and must be attractive to independent voters, voters who are capable of seeing through the crap and can easily identify the dingbats. That’s why I think Romney is leading — each GOP faction recognizes he might be electable and are facing the fact that someone they may want to nominate doesn’t get them the votes they need. What it does do is show them to be partisan hypocrites. But then we already knew that too!

      • I will add that I find Romney the best they have to offer. His flip flopping to please and pander might only last long enough to get him elected and then he might make a decent president.

  3. indypendent

    Wow – did not take for Rupert Murdoch to throw in this towel – did it?
    Maybe we could bring the people from UK that ignited the firestorm to get Murdoch’s paper tossed into the trash bin over to America and see what they can do to help Fox being really ‘fair and balanced’?

  4. Freebird1971

    If you don’t pay your light bill for 31 days.. no power! If you don’t pay your water bill for 31 days.. no water! If you don’t return a movie you rented for 31 days.. you pay for that movie! If you don’t report your child missing for 31 days, what happens?? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! –

    • I read today that four states have already introduced bills to make it a felony if a missing child isn’t reported within 30 days. Maybe something good will come of this fiasco?

      • indypendent

        There’s a petition on Facebook that alot of people are signing – is that what the petition is pushing – making it a felony?

        I am sick of hearing from these jurors that there was evidence of a crime committed – WTF??

        We may not know how the crime was committed but we sure know one thing – Caylee did that put her skeletal remains into those woods 6 months later in a bag with duct tape attached.

        There had to be a crime if that is what was found.

        Our society is sick and the world is upside down. What used to be common sense right and wrong – now seems to be anything goes – as long as you have the right player in the game.