Sunday, 3/16/14, Public Square

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by | March 16, 2014 · 6:00 am

31 responses to “Sunday, 3/16/14, Public Square

    • What gets me the most angry about Paul Ryan is when these Nuns on the Bus come out against Paul Ryan’s budget – but yet the rest of these Catholics will stand up and applaud Paul Ryan.

      Why the Hell don’t these Nuns on the Bus get the Hell out of that damn church?

      The Nuns have a following and I truly believe if they would just tell the Pope and his Boys to sit down and STFU…….there would be no stopping that movement of progress from these Nuns on the Bus.

      I readily admit – I am a big fat cynic when it comes to organized religion – and the Catholic Church really sets me teeth on edge……

      BUT…..this church is still going strong and why? Because people are basically sheep….and will follow anything and anybody.

      These Nuns need to break away from the damn church and start their own….

      Hell, if that would happen, I would gladly join them……..

      • It is now, and has always been, difficult to accept the truth when the lies are exactly what you wanted to hear. It takes intelligence to admit you don’t know, and always be willing to re-evaluate your conclusions.

  1. I meet you all the time. You hate Obama. You hate gay people. You hate black people, immigrants, Muslims, labor unions, women who want the right to make choices concerning their bodies, you hate em all. You hate being called racist. You hate being called a bigot. Maybe if you talked about creating jobs more than you talk about why you hate gay people we wouldn’t call you bigots. Maybe if you talked about black people without automatically assuming they are on food stamps while demanding their birth certificates we wouldn’t call you racist. You hate socialism and social justice. You hate regulations and taxes and spending and the Government. You hate.

    You like war. You like torture. You like Jesus. I don’t know how in the hell any of that is compatible, but no one ever accused you haters of being over-committed to ideological consistency. You like people who look like you or at least hate most of the things that you hate. You hate everything else.

    Now, I know you profess to love our country and the founding fathers (unless you are reminded that they believed in the separation of church and state), but I need to remind you that America is NOT what Fox News says it is. America is a melting pot, it always has been. We are a multi-cultural amalgamation of all kinds of people, and yet you still demonize everyone who is not a rich, white, heterosexual christian male or his submissive and obedient wife.

    You hate liberals, moderates, hell, anyone who disagrees with Conservative dogma as espoused by Fox News and Rush Limbaugh. You hate em.

    Well, here are the facts, Jack. If you hate the Government then you are unqualified to manage it. If you hate gay people more than you love America than you should take your own advice and get the hell out. There are several countries that are openly hostile to gay people, but they are full of brown people and you don’t like them much either from what I understand. It looks like you are screwed, but that’s not what I am here to tell you.

    Now that you have thrown everything and the kitchen sink at President Obama and it still hasn’t worked you are panicking. Obama’s approval ratings are still near 50% despite your best efforts to undermine the economy and America’s recovery at every step you can. You tried to hold the American economy hostage to force America into default on its’ debts, debts that YOU rang up under Bush, so you could blame it on Obama and it failed. You’ve used the filibuster more than any other Congress ever, going so far as to vote against providing health care access to 9/11 first responders. You remember 9/11, don’t you, it’s that thing you used to lie us into a war in Iraq, and then when Obama killed Bin Laden and ended the war in Iraq you told people that he hates America and wants the troops to fail. You monsters. You hate Obama with a passion, despite the fact that he is a tax cutting, deficit reducing war President who undermines civil rights and delivers corporate friendly watered down reforms that benefit special interests just like a Republican. You call him a Kenyan. You call him a socialist. You dance with your hatred singing it proudly in the rain like it was a 1950’s musical.

    Frankly, you disgust me. Your hatred nauseates me. Your bigotry offends me. Your racism revolts me.

    Dear haters, I am openly questioning your patriotism.

    I think you hate gays, Obama, black people, poor people, all of us, women, atheists and agnostics, Latinos, Muslims, Liberals, all of us, I think you hate every one who isn’t exactly like you, and I think you hate us more than you love your country.

    I think you hate gay soldiers more than you want America to win its wars.

    I don’t even think you want America to win wars, you just want America to have wars, never ending wars and the war profiteering it generates. You love that kind of spending, you love spending on faith based initiatives and abstinence based sex education (George Carlin would have loved that one), you love spending on subsidies for profitable oil corporations, you spend like drunken sailors when you are in the White House, but if it is a Democrat then suddenly you cheer when America doesn’t get the Olympics because it might make the black President look bad. But oooh you love your country, you say, and you want it back. Well listen here skippy, it isn’t your country, you don’t own it, it is our country, and America is NOT the religiously extremist Foxbots who hate science, elitist professors and having a vibrant and meaningful sex life with someone we love if Rick Santorum doesn’t approve of it. Rick Santorum isn’t running for America’s fucking high school dance chaperone, he should probably just shut the hell up about sex, but he can’t because he has nothing else to run on.

    Republicans can NOT win on the issues. They’ve got NOTHING. All they have is a divide and conquer class war that pits ignorant racist and bigoted people against the rest of us in a meaningless battle of wedge issues and the already proven to fail George W. Bush agenda again of tax cuts for the rich, deregulation, privatization and war profiteering and nothing else, so all they can do is blame black people, gays the government, anybody and everyone else for their own failings. The party of personal responsibility, my ass.

    But they love multi-national corporations, just ask a gay hating and racist religious extremist if they think Corporations are people and they will gladly agree, but if you ask them if gay people are people they aren’t so sure.

    Dear haters, you are the cruel, heartless misinformed assholes who would sell America out to Haliburton in a heartbeat, you would rather pay ZERO taxes than you would see a newly born baby get access to quality health care, you cheer when we discuss denying health care to young people with preventable diseases, and you boo when we discuss the First Ladies plan to cut back on childhood obesity. You are a cross to carry and a flag to wrap yourself in away from being the people who Sinclair Lewis warned us about, but I guarantee that if Fox News told you to dress that way you would, because you are the same blind, ignorant and closed minded dunces who drove this country into a civil war years ago because you are bound to the notion that some men are more equal than others. In short, the reason I proudly wear my union army hat is because of seditious sell outs like you who constantly fuck over working class Americans so a foreign entrepreneur like Rupert Murdoch can get a bigger tax break. If corporations are people, they are neither American patriots nor capable of love. Just like you.

    So stop wearing your hate with pride. Stop celebrating your anti-science, anti-math ignorance. Stop using code words to mask your bigotry like “family values”, especially when you hate my family and when you stand on the same stage as a guy who has had three marriages or if you share a seat in the Senate with a guy who cheated on his wife with hookers while wearing diapers. You should be ashamed. I know that you are just doing this to motivate your misinformed hate cult base because if they actually knew that your ideas will make them poorer than they are now, they would never vote for you. You are doing your best to impoverish your countrymen so rich people can get bigger tax breaks and you can keep on delivering corporate welfare to the special interests who have bribed you, and I am disgusted by the way you gleefully parade your hatred with aplomb. I don’t think you do love America. At least, not as much as you hate everyone in America who isn’t exactly like you.

    You should think about that, and maybe get some help.

    And for the record, I do not hate you. I am embarrassed by you and nauseated by your cruel and thoughtless behavior and your all consuming greed, but I do not hate you. I forgive you and I hope you can change someday, but I don’t hate you. You have enough hate in you for the rest of us as it is.

    An open letter to the people who hate Obama more than they love America

    • Something to think about?

      President Obama is demonized for daring to believe that every American has the right to access to affordable health care.

      First Lady Obama is demonized for daring to believe that every school lunch should be healthy.

      Ronald Reagan was – and still – praised for selling weapons to our enemy the Iranians and he also believed that ketchup was a suitable vegetable side dish for school lunches.

      Republicans are truly as ignorant as they appear. The sad fact is – these same folks actually brag about their ignorance.

    • Wow. Just Wow.

      Rock the phuck on!

      • I sit amazed at “christians” who talk at length about “mooslims” and other faiths not following the ‘truth,’ while telling everyone who they’ve decided isn’t christian they have no understanding or validity to speak about the christian faith. A person can’t understand christianity without being one but can know everything about the evils of any other faith without being part of it.

        Uh huh.

        You know, because. Because the bible tells you so.

        The Paulines concentrate on the words Paul says. “Saved by Grave” is a lot easier than being a good person, or following what Jesus actually said about loving your neighbor as yourself.

      • Their version of Saved by grace also allows these Fake Christians to keep on living like they are Satan’s Twin because all they have to do when they get caught is to cry those crocodile tears and cash in their free Get out of Hell Card.

      • BTW – that free Get out Hell card never expires – as preached by those who push the Saved by Grace theology.

        Once saved – always saved.

        So, what if these Fake Christians do things that would make Satan himself blush…….these Fake Christians know they have their trusty Get out of Hell card to pull out whenever, wherever and for however many times they find themselves in trouble.

        I truly believe – the more one preaches down to others – the more that person has a closet full of skeletons.

      • This is some of the times they pull out their “Get out of Hell Free Card.”

        There have been over 200 documented cases of anti-abortion terrorism throughout North America in the past two decades: far more such incidents than those perpetrated by Muslims in North America, for instance, and yet we are told to be eternally vigilant about the latter while hardly recognizing the seriousness of the former.

        Or when they make laws about NOT feeding hungry children.

        Or laws that allow a person to kill another and then say they feared for their life (whether there was or wasn’t reason to) so that justifies killing.

        And all those who scream about taking their country back to a time that was even more oppressive to people of color, women, gays, anyone who wasn’t a white male or those he wished to protect.

        Their gawd pats them on the back for hating and gives them that assurance they were “Saved by Grace,” thus have that “Get out of Hell Free Card.”

        Let’s say it together: Jesus wept.

  2. Republicans are again (STILL!) banging the drums of war!

    • CONservatives hate Bill Moyers – remember?

      Bill Moyers is one of my favorites because he reminds me of how news journalists used to when I was younger.

      Walter Cronkite – Edward Murrow – now those two were true journalists.

      What we have today in the media are nothing more than overpaid, prancing horses with an ego the size of the universe and the brain the size of a pea…..

    Yesterday, March 15th, marked the 49th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson’s
    ‘We shall overcome’ speech…..

    So, why are we once again having the Republicans trying their best to deny fellow Americans their right to vote?

    But worse than that – why do those folks have so many followers applauding and cheering them on?

    Even worse than that – some of those folks actually twist the Bible into justifying their desire to silence their fellow Americans.

    If this is what these folks do here on Earth – why the HELL would I want to be next to them for all eternity in Heaven?


  4. Republicans win when democrats don’t vote!

  5. G-stir

    Republicans always view the budget as “balanced” if they get everything THEY want!

    • WELL … If you can’t say something nice …

      At death, we’re all alone. No matter how much company we have. No one answers for us, we do this one.

    • I deleted the press release, but our friend, Tom Witt, director of Equality Kansas, formerly the Kansas Equality Coalition, is urging the lgbt community in Kansas and across the nation to act with restraint regarding the decline in health of FP and his perhaps imminent death. He said as a community, we should respect the privacy of the family as they say their goodbyes. He added that this is a chance to rise above the hate and prove we are better than the Phelps clan. In truth, both side do NOT do it!

      Classy act that Tom Witt. Classy guy. I’m sure not everyone will be able to contain themselves, but at least EK called for it.

      • I read that press release. I read some of the comments and cringed. I like Tom’s classy approach. If a human can’t rise above Fred Phelps and clan … what does that say?

      • I think a donation to Equality Kansas of as much as you may be able to afford in Fred’s name would be appropriate.

      • Or maybe even more appropriate is the donation and swearing to NEVER, never again utter this bad man’s name — never again give him any more power or press.

      • I agree with the idea that people should restrain themselves from dancing on FP’s grave.

        But…..being mere mortal human beings that we are….isn’t it damn tempting?

        That is why I posted without comment….I was not quite at that point of not thinking of something appropriate for the Phleps’ klan along the lines of protest signs…

        I am still struggling with this mental picture of God and Satan in the ultimate staring match and the loser has to claim Fred – LOL

        This is my theory as why hate-filled, evil people live so long – neither God or Satan wants them – so they are in some type of limbo land until God or Satan blinks…..

      • What do you think of that part in the article that said FP’s church excommunicated him last year?

        I wonder why…

        Did the closet door fall off its hinges for the entire world to see the truth?

        Now see, this is why I did not post any comment last night. My cynical mind just takes off …..and away it goes…..

  6. PP wrote: “I’m thinking he’s about to find out who God really hates”

    And…..she is pissed……