Wednesday, 7/13/11, Public Square


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13 responses to “Wednesday, 7/13/11, Public Square

  1. Jordan Sekulow of the ACLJ (American Center for Law and Justice) tells activists at the Faith and Freedom Summit that the Religious Right has “taken the Republican Party and made it ours.”

    It was so easy too. All they had to do was lie that everything they do is in the name of God. All their bigotry, all the ways they hurt the poor and vulnerable they just invoke God’s name. Jesus wept.

    • indypendent

      Is this Jordan Sekulow any relation to Jay Sekulow who was closely affiliated with Jerry Falwell ? IIRC – that Legal Group is from the Liberty University?

      Jay Sekulow and Jerry Falwell was on this mission way back when Reagan invited the Moral Majority into the inner sanctum of the GOP.

      Another thing Reagan did that turned out rather crappy- IMHO.

  2. The only thing that surprises me about the comments of Jordan Sekulow quoted above is not that they were made, but that the same were published. That tell me that either he is so arrogant he doesn’t care, or that the security at the conference was lacking a bit.

    BTW, love the header, while being saddened at the truth of it.

    • indypendent

      Arrogant people tend to think the rules do not apply to them.

      After all, they are fighting the good fighf for the ‘real’ God.

      Anyone that dares to question these folks are then labeled as Jesus Haters, Heathens, Unpatrotic Americans, Communists, Socialists and any other name they can think of.

      And it’s very hard to fight back against some invisible God. And who wants to known as the person that hates God and the Baby Jesus?

      Arrogance is but one of the traits of these Evangelical Far Right Wingers – there is also boastful, proud, insincere, mean-spirited, selfish, greedy. And can I add one more – very good con men…..

  3. “What about the Goldman Sachs, did they buy another bank?”



    “Because when you own the United States Government, you don’t need to buy anymore banks.”

    • “I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.” — Thomas Jefferson

  4. This is how Fox News spreads propaganda so effectively —

    1. Lie.
    2. If people point out you’re lying, start lying louder.

  5. Because each of us has been disappointed in our president and because we live in Kansas (most of us anyway) sometimes we need a good dose of reality to show us where we are. We live among people who either really think those GOP candidates are qualified to lead the US of A or they’re putting on their Game Face and pretending all is well. After a bit of time you need to inject some sanity. Here at Triple P’s we’re lucky we have each other to help give some perspective you won’t hear from the Wingnuts that populate our state. It’s easy to understand their frustrations since no matter who is nominated by their Party, and whether that nominee can attract any votes outside the GOP base they can count on all SIX electoral votes this state has to give! No one anywhere thinks any federal election will be affected, let alone swayed, by votes of Kansans.

    Obama Losing His Base? Here Are 552,000 Reasons Why That’s Wrong

    President Obama’s 2012 campaign and the Democratic National Committee together raised a staggering $86 million in April, May, and June of this year to re-elect the president. Broken down, more than $47 million of that was raised by the “Obama for America” committee, which surpasses the fundraising totals of the entire Republican field combined.

    The real story is the 552,000 donors who gave to the Obama 2012 effort, “more grassroots support at this point in the process than any campaign in political history,” said campaign manager Jim Messina in a video message to supporters. Messina said that 98 percent of donations last quarter were under $250, and that the average donation was $69.

  6. About those ‘job creators’: Cisco to cut 10,000 jobs while lobbying for tax break

    Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO), the largest networking-equipment company, may cut as many as 10,000 jobs, or about 14 percent of its workforce, to revive profit growth, according to two people familiar with the plans.

    The cuts include as many as 7,000 jobs that would be eliminated by the end of August, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans aren’t final. Cisco is also providing early-retirement packages to about 3,000 workers who accepted buyouts, the people said.

    Cisco’s CEO is the ninth highest paid in America, with one-year total compensation of $37.9 million. But by corporate logic, the way to make the company more profitable is to get rid of thousands of workers’ jobs without dinging the tens of millions of dollars in pay for the guy who’s ultimately in charge.

    The other big mainstay of corporate logic, of course, is that there’s nothing some extra tax cuts won’t make better, and Cisco is hewing to that as well. ThinkProgress reports that Cisco is part of a group of corporations calling themselves WinAmerica to argue for a corporate repatriation tax holiday, in which corporations would get to bring money they’ve stashed overseas to the U.S. at a sharply reduced tax rate.

    Cisco has an effective tax rate of 19.8 percent and has avoided $7 billion in taxes since 2005.

  7. Michele Bachmann will never be President, because independent Americans, and many Republicans, are not Fanatical Religious Right Wingers.

    Media Starting to Investigate Michele Bachmann’s “Pray Away the Gay” Clinic

  8. indypendent

    I will be waiting with bated breath to see if Rupert Murdoch’s legal troubles and horrid publicity finds itself into his US dealings.

    But then, the News of the World paper was a known tabloid -wasn’t it? I was listening to NPR (yes, I do listen to that liberal station -LMAO) and there were several British people that just came out and said that reading the NOTW paper was their ‘guilty pleasure’. The average person knew all they read in that paper was not the actual truth – sounds like the National Enquirer – huh?

    But that was Rupert Murdoch’s initial purchase into the media world – and he has parlayed that purchase into what he is today.

    As we all know, gossi, innuendos and outright lies sell alot of paper and attracts the largest audience. If you doubt that, look at these mega churches. They are doing the same thing – but only trying to put the face of their God on it and trying to pass it off as the ‘real’ religion.