Monday, 3/5/12, Public Square


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25 responses to “Monday, 3/5/12, Public Square

  1. I don’t care what religion you are , don’t care what political party you are, I have one request today – let’s all just keep our President Obama in our thoughts and prayers as he is meeting with the Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu (sp?) today.

    These are scary times, folks, and with all the foolish little-cowboy talk on the Right about invading Iran and how our president is no friend of Israel – we certainly do NOT need these buffoons caterwalling.

    You know, for professing to be such a holy bunch – why aren’t these Far Right Wingers talking about how they are praying for our president?

    Instead, all I hear are these Far Right Wingers questioning our president’s Christian faith – ie is he the ‘right’ type of Christian.

    As I stated above – I don’t care who we are, where we come from or what church you go to or if you don’t go to church – we CAN all send positive thoughts and good energy towards our president’s difficult task of keeping the US out of another G-D war.

    • Well said! I think it’s the first time I wish we had a “like” button. 🙂

    • R.D. Liebst

      Here here! It so esapes me how it is that so many who claim to be both people of faith and intellect could be so foolish and illogical. Often seemingly making up their own logic and facts to support a totally illogical and imagined stance.

      It often come off as so childish to me and delusional more so then any found in your average middle school student.

      • Sad to say – the GOP primary has been more like like watching the Mean Girls Club popularity contest.

        Our country and WE the PEOPLE – deserve better

      • Yes, America deserves a minimum of two strong political parties to keep each other accountable and on the right track! At least to the extent two crooks would keep an eye on each other to ensure the ‘prize’ is still there and available to steal, which seems the best we can get in recent years. Perhaps one day we voters will be strong enough to get rid of the whole bunch of them and continue voting them out until we get their attention.

        I hope this year’s weak slate of republican candidates causes them to dig deeper and find some talented leaders willing to run for the 2016 presidential election. I feel confident it will be. I think some of their better leaders sat this election out because they knew President Obama is successful and a mighty opponent.

        I’m thankful this clown car full of ridiculous candidates is from the republican team! I’ve seen clowns from the democratic team run, and if our country has to suffer fools I like it better when they’re republican fools. 🙂

  2. R.D. Liebst

    “Again this is more a sign that I am getting better and more like who I truly am. Ok more like who I think I have been, whether that is for the good or bad is a matter for others to evaluate while for me it is what I am most comfortable being.

    We often live more in our own skin rather then what other think we are which is likely acting how we think other want us to. The truth is that like our skin, we have our blemishes and warts that we hide for others like the physical ones are hidden by our clothes.”

    I just wrote this as part of the story I am writing about the heart attack and aftermath of recovery.

    • I am tickled pink to hear you have improved and are back to who you are. Who you are is exactly perfectly who you should be and the person we all love!

      You’ve always had great insight into the ‘human condition’ we all suffer from. I’ve often admired your compassion and understanding. We over think things too often, don’t we?

    • Glad to hear you’re doing so well. Writing is a a good way to put things into perspective – and to release alot of emotions.

      You’ve been through alot and look where you’re at now – feeling much better and writing.

      Here’s a round of applause for you….


  3. What does it say when George Will denounces Republicans as being afraid of Rush?

    Pay close attention to what George Will said about Republicans – they want to invade Iran but yet are afraid of Rush?

    That says it all…..doesn’t it?

    Is it is possible – just possible – that Rush has finally crossed the line of decency once too often?

    Personally, I would have this moment would have been when Rush demonized our soldiers who served in Iraq – beign that the Republicans claim to be the party of strong national defense.

    • But I have to laugh – a woman, a quiet unassuming woman with an intelligent mind and the guts to speak her mind – has been the catalyst to bring down the GOP Goliath.

      That has got to hurt the Neanderthals’ pschye….


  4. Does anyone else listen to Garrison Keillor on NPR? I was listening to his show this weekend and it was a hoot. They were telling a bunch of jokes along with their music.

    I was laughing so hard – I was trying to remember all of the jokes, but between my laughing and wiping my eyes from laughing so hard – I think I did not catch a few of the entire jokes.

    This one joke really got me to laughing – (now think about the current debate on contraception – okay?)

    A woman’s brain cell mistakenly found herself inside a man’s brain. There was no one around so the woman’s brain cell was yelling – is anyone here? After a few times of yelling out – she heard a faint group of voices saying ‘we’re down here…..we’re down here…..we’re down here..

    Every woman knows immediately what the punch line is – don’t we girls?

    • Another joke –

      Beezelbub was going through a group and saying how evil he was, and how scared people should be of him. But when he approached this one man – the man resplied – you don’t scare me, I’ve been married to your sister for 48 years.

      This is my paraphrasing of this joke – I did not get all the exact wording but I’m sure you get the point …

  5. Back in 2008 when Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were vying for the Democratic nomination they strengthened each other, and energized voters. These republican clowns are having exactly the opposite effect. Maybe one or more of them will decide to throw in the towel after tomorrow.


    If you’re a Republican reading our latest NBC/WSJ poll, there’s one immediate conclusion: This Republican nominating season, which holds 11 Super Tuesday contests tomorrow, needs to come to an end — ASAP. And that’s probably why more members of the GOP establishment, including Eric Cantor and Tom Coburn, are endorsing front-runner Mitt Romney. According to the survey, the combative and highly scrutinized primary season has taken a toll on the party and its presidential candidates, especially Romney. Four in 10 of all adults say the Republican nominating process has given them a less favorable impression of the GOP, versus just 12% with a more favorable opinion. Additionally, asked to describe the nominating battle in a word or phrase, 69% of respondents (including 63% of independents and even 56% of Republicans) answered with a negative comment. Some of the examples from Republicans: “Unenthusiastic,” “discouraged,” “lesser of two evils,” “painful,” and disappointed.” And 55% of respondents (including 35% of Republicans) believe the Democratic Party does a better job than the GOP of appealing to those who aren’t hard-core supporters.

    • If you check out the poll above, be sure you look at how the opinion of women has changed. The republican War On Women is definitely taking a toll on their party!

      If they haven’t yet figured out who they’re messing with, they deserve to not just be defeated this election cycle but to be on the ash pile of history.

  6. The republicans also forget that an entire generation of today’s post-menopausal women learned to fight as young women in the 60s and 70s — we know how to win, and we will fight again for the rights of our daughters and granddaughters!

  7. I just heard about this today on an NPR show. I don’t know where I was when this first happened (since it has been almost a year) – BUT this goes hand in hand with my criticism of these loud-mouthed Evagnelical Christians who seem to think they are God’s right hand man to label who is a real Christian and who is not a real Christian.

    Seriously, dudes, Rick Warren was simply trying to say Christians and Muslims need to come to some type of understanding.

    Besides – I wonder if these Rabid Christians would recognize the real Jesus if they were to see him – after all, Jesus was not a white man with blonde hair and blue eyes.

    • NOW we are seeing the conspiracy hatred of Obama come to life? You know, Obama’s father was a Muslim (or was he?) and Obama does have that Muslim sounding name…..

      And – after all – Obama is ‘not one of us’…

      Religion is man-made but Faith is spiritual. Never confuse the two because religion is some screwed-up B.S.

      Seems Jack Van Impe is the one that started this rumor about a fellow Christian – Rick Warren.

      I wonder if Jack Van Impe knows there is one commandent in the Top Ten List about bearing false witness.

  8. More legislation introduced to protect our men! WTG women — some of them can’t be trusted to make their own decisions!


    Columbus) -State Senator Nina Turner (D-Cleveland) announced legislation today that would protect men in Ohio from the risks of PDE-5 inhibitors, drugs commonly used to treat symptoms of impotence. Turner’s legislation would include provisions to document that the symptoms are not psychological in nature, and would guide men to make the right decision for their bodies. Physicians would be required to obtain a second opinion from a psychological professional to verify that a patient has a true medical malady before the medication could be prescribed.

    “The men in our lives, including members of the General Assembly, generously devote time to fundamental female reproductive issues–the least we can do is return the favor,” Senator Turner said. “It is crucial that we take the appropriate steps to shelter vulnerable men from the potential side effects of these drugs.”

    The legislation follows the FDA’s recommendation that the evaluation of erectile dysfunction should include a determination of potential underlying causes and the identification of appropriate treatment following a complete medical assessment. Similar bills to more closely regulate reproductive health issues have been introduced in the state legislatures of Virginia, Oklahoma, Idaho, and most recently Pennsylvania.

    “When a man makes a crucial decision about his health and his body, he should be fully aware of the alternative options and the lifetime repercussions of that decision,” Senator Turner said today. Men will be more easily guided through the process of obtaining treatment for impotence so they can better understand and more effectively address their condition.

    PDE-5 inhibitors can carry serious side effects such as priapism, hearing loss, and vision loss, and can be detrimental to men with heart problems, including heart pain, abnormal heart rhythms, high or low blood pressure, or a history of stroke.

    “By implementing more intensive screenings before prescribing the medication and requiring outpatient educational services, we can do more to prevent the potential side effects linked to PDE-5 inhibitors,” Senator Turner explained. “We must advocate for the traditional family, protect the sanctity of procreation, and ensure that all men using PDE-5 inhibitors are healthy, stable, and educated about their options–including celibacy as a viable life choice. This legislation will do just that.”

  9. Before you can join the Laurens County Republican Party in South Carolina and get on the primary ballot, they ask that you pledge that you’ve never ever had pre-marital sex — and that you will never ever look at porn again.

    Last Tuesday, the LCGOP unanimously adopted a resolution that would ask all candidates who want to get on the primary ballot to sign a pledge with 28 principles, because the party “does not want to associate with candidates who do not act and speak in a manner that is consistent with the SC Republican Party Platform.”

    You must favor, and live up to, abstinence before marriage.
    You must be faithful to your spouse. Your spouse cannot be a person of the same gender, and you are not allowed to favor any government action that would allow for civil unions of people of the same sex.

    You cannot now, from the moment you sign this pledge, look at pornography.

    • One question – who is going to police these Republicans? Because, as we all know, pornography is favorite past time of alot of sexually frustrated men…

      • I’m thinking the worst offenders are the ones who will sign quickest! 🙂 How often have you found hypocrite and republican synonymous? They’ve proven that axiom, “Thou doth protest too much” time and again! It isn’t that there are fewer democrats who will be equally guilty, it’s just that you usually don’t hear the democrats telling people how virtuous they are.