Saturday, 5/26/12, Public Square


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13 responses to “Saturday, 5/26/12, Public Square

  1. prairie pond

    Couple that Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act vote with the recent attempts to water down the Domestic Violence legislation and then the repuke votes against that legislation, and… well… any woman who actually believes there is no GOPer war on women is living in a fantasy world.

    That statement doesn’t even include the war on reproductive rights. As someone recently said, you’d think there were weapons of mass destruction in our collective uteri the way republican men take such an interest. And not in a good way, either!

    And when the repukes declare war on working people, as in “it’s teachers, nurses and firefighters who crashed our economy” they are declaring war on women as well. Women ARE working people and while times are changing, the are still the majority of teachers, nurses, public sector administrative employees, and are making gains in police work, firefighting, and other traditionally male jobs.

    Have I mentioned how many women depend on Medicare, Medicaid, Food Stamps, and last but not least, Social Security?

    Sure. Suppress our votes, suppress equality in our pay, put a bunch of men in dresses and gold slippers in charge of our lady parts, cut Social Security and Medicare and Medicaid, and weaken protection from domestic violence, and women will flock to the polls to vote for the repukes. Hell of a strategy.

    Sarcasm off.

    • And don’t forget the Republicans insatiable quest – comparable to the Spanish Inquisition – to get rid of all the LGBT in our country.

      As I’ve shared before – if homosexuality is such a big sin – then why didn’t God put it on his Top Ten List?

      My DIL reminded me this pst week – these self-righteous Repu blicans proclaim the Bible to be the LIteral Word of God – but the ONLY part that was truly written by God – were the TEn Commandme3nts.

      Let’s review the story as to how Moses went up to the mountains so God could write the Top Ten List.

      The rest of the Bible is written by mere mortal men – but according to their own Bible – God’s hand wrote the Ten Commandments on those stone tablets.

      So – again I ask – if homosexuality is such a big sin – then why didn’t God put on his Top Ten List?

      • IIRC – there is a big dramatic scene in the movie which Charlton Heston (?) played Moses and he went up to the mountains to wait for God.

        IIRC – the scene had the stone tablets literally being written by a flash of light coming from the Heavens – so I assume that was God’s hand – wasn’t it?

        Now how in the world would any self-respecting Republican doubt Charlton Heston’s version of how the Ten Commandments were written?

        Isn’t Charlton Heston the smaller golden idol next to Ronnie Raygun’s?

      • Your post made me think of this list, “Ten Things I Wish The Church Knew About Homosexuality”

        1. If Jesus did not mention a subject, it cannot be essential to his teachings.

        2. You are not being persecuted when prevented from persecuting others.

        3. Truth isn’t like wine that gets better with age. It’s more like manna you must recognize wherever you are and whoever you are with.

        4. You cannot call it “special rights” when someone asks for the same rights you have.

        5. It is no longer your personal religious view if you’re bothering someone else.

        6. Marriage is a civil ceremony, which means it’s a civil right.

        7. If how someone stimulates the pubic nerve has become the needle to your moral compass, you are the one who is lost.

        8. To condemn homosexuality, you must use parts of the Bible you don’t yourself obey. Anyone who obeyed every part of Leviticus would rightly be put in prison.

        9. If we do not do the right thing in our day, our grandchildren will look at us with same embarrassment we look at racist grandparents.

        10. When Jesus forbade judging, that included you.

  2. The Pope has a butler, once your brain lets that sink in – Tax the Churches!

    Pope’s butler charged over leaked Vatican letters

    (from the link) Gabriele is a member of the 85-year-old pontiff’s closest circle of helpers, assisting him in his papal apartment at the Vatican alongside four female members of the Italian religious movement Comunione e Liberazione who cook and clean.

    The Rome-born butler is in custody in the Vatican’s cells.

    “We have cells,” said a Vatican spokesman, Father Federico Lombardi. “It is a simple structure, since this is a small state, but we have them.”

    Among the most serious leaks published this year is a letter from Carlo Maria Viganò, the former deputy governor of Vatican City, denouncing inflated contracts with friendly companies, false invoicing and missing cash.

  3. The Romney team’s vetting questionnaire for VP. They don’t want to fall into the same pit that John McCain did with Mama Grizzley.

  4. Oh, this is rich. House Oversight Committee asks Walker if he wants to recant.

    Three members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform sent a letter to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker today. In it, they ask him if he wishes to withdraw his testimony to their committee from April, 2011. New video has surfaced that directly conflicts with Walker’s testimony.

    video at link —

    And here is the letter sent today to Walker…

    May 25, 2012
    The Honorable Scott Walker
    Office of the Governor
    115 East State Capitol
    Madison, WI 53702

    Dear Governor Walker:

    On May 21, 2012, we wrote to Rep. Darrell Issa, the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, requesting that he send a letter asking you to explain your testimony before our Committee on April 14, 2011, particularly in light of a new videotape taken of you three months before the hearing and an article published by The Nation entitled, “Did Scott Walker Lie Under Oath to Congress?”

    On May 22, you were asked about our letter by your local Fox affiliate, but rather than addressing the substance of our request, you accused us of acting politically because we did not send a letter directly to you.

    To address your concerns, it may be helpful to explain why we wrote to Chairman Issa instead of to you. Pursuant to our Committee’s protocols, the Chairman typically writes letters on behalf of the entire Committee to seek clarification of previous testimony, to forward questions for the record from Committee Members, and for other purposes relating to witness testimony at Committee hearings. Chairman Issa has written several letters to witnesses this Congress when he believed they were not being truthful or when new information came to light suggesting that their testimony was not accurate.

    Since you appear willing to entertain our inquiries directly, we ask that you submit to the Committee written answers to the following three simple questions no later than June 1, 2012:

    1. Do you dispute that you met with Diane Hendricks, one of your top donors, on January 18, 2011?

    2. Do you dispute that, in response to a question from Ms. Hendricks about whether Wisconsin could become “a completely red state,” you responded “Oh, yeah,” and that your “first step” as Governor would be to “deal with collective bargaining for all public employee unions” in order to “divide and conquer”?

    3. In light of your answers to these questions, do you now wish to withdraw your sworn testimony before the Committee in which you asserted that you never “had a conversation with respect to your actions in Wisconsin and using them to punish members of the opposition party and their donor base”?

    In the interview with your local Fox affiliate, you stated that “the facts are the facts.” We agree, and in this instance, the facts were captured on videotape.

    It is critical for Congress to obtain accurate information from witnesses who testify before the Committee in order to help inform our policy decisions. Your videotaped conversation with Ms. Hendricks not only raises serious concerns about the accuracy of your testimony before the Committee, but it undermines the entire rationale put forward for your unprecedented campaign against public sector workers.

    We look forward to receiving your responses to our questions.


    Elijah E. Cummings Gerald E. Connolly Christopher S. Murphy
    Ranking Member Committee Member Committee Member

  5. Did I miss something here in Kansas? Has the problem with Sharia Law being used in our courts become so big that our Governor has to sign a law banning it?

    I suspect this is just Pastor Sammie trying to impress the Tea Party/Evangelical Christian Republicans as to how moral and tough he is to put the hammer down on all thise Sharia Law nonsense.

    Do we hear the starting bell of the 2016 presidential campaign? Is Sammie going to try againf ro the brass ring of the White House?

  6. bobwhite

    Ahh, yes!! Compelling data regarding the “war on women” by the congressional republicans. Next, count the republican states’ actions against women.