“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#25628 Oct 27, 2012
emlu wrote:
<quoted text>I didn't fail, I didn't try. You are beating the same tired drum. It's boring. Religion, religion, religion. Last week it was "women's rights", every media outlet in "real time" is talking about the Libya failure, You are thumping last weeks news. How cares who a private citizen endorses? Powell, who I like, I don't care who he votes for any more than he cares who I voted for.
You listed what is in the news, and I am talking about what is in the news. Ever think the news knows what many are interested in? Seems it is you who is not interested in what the majority is interested in.
This is likely why we do not hear you saying much. This is a political debate forum. If you wish to use it to trade recipes for pie, that is your option but I will talk about issues of politics.
Evidently you think religion should be in politics, so I am going to talk about why it needs to be removed. Don't like it? To damned bad.

Since: Sep 12

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#25629 Oct 27, 2012
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>The constitution is what prevents mob rule. It protects the minority. One day republicans will learn this most fundamental element of American government.
It is not about 'satisfaction' it is about freedom.
If I want "In God We Trust" on my currency, do I not have the "freedom" to have it or do you have the "freedom" to take my wants away from me?
Allen

Penrose, NC

#25630 Oct 27, 2012
LuLu wrote:
<quoted text>Exactly, why not add to instead of take away? The issue has been "take away", "remove", we change the appearance of money all the time. It's like the "Happy Birthday" song, add whatever name you want.
Now there's a thought. Then those who believe in no god at all could just say, "one nation under none":)

Since: Dec 11

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#25631 Oct 27, 2012
Arnold-Ziffel wrote:
<quoted text>
It just takes Fox several times to feed the lie. Then it is digested and regurgitated by all the sheep in the pasture.
Again, it doesn't take Fox News when Americans are living through his failed policies. I wonder why BSNBC keeps pumping the social issues?

Since: Dec 11

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#25632 Oct 27, 2012
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>You listed what is in the news, and I am talking about what is in the news. Ever think the news knows what many are interested in? Seems it is you who is not interested in what the majority is interested in.
This is likely why we do not hear you saying much. This is a political debate forum. If you wish to use it to trade recipes for pie, that is your option but I will talk about issues of politics.
Evidently you think religion should be in politics, so I am going to talk about why it needs to be removed. Don't like it? To damned bad.
Exit polls show the majority of Americans are talking about the economy, not the social issues. It's you and BSNBC that's out of touch!

Since: Dec 11

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#25633 Oct 27, 2012
Football Metaphor For November 6

Team Romney (Wolfpack)
Team Obama (Tarheels)

Things look bleak for Team Obama in the closing minutes of the election. Team Romney punts, and Barack races down the sideline, bobbing and weaving as Team Romney falls to the ground in Red State desparation, finally taking it into the end zone for a big game victory in the Ohio Bowl!

Moral. Don't punt the ball to a speedy, determined black dude in the closing minutes of any contest.

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#25634 Oct 27, 2012
Pro-American wrote:
<quoted text> Again, it doesn't take Fox News when Americans are living through his failed policies. I wonder why BSNBC keeps pumping the social issues?
Next time I am over there, I will ask.

Since: Sep 12

Location hidden

#25635 Oct 27, 2012
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>You listed what is in the news, and I am talking about what is in the news. Ever think the news knows what many are interested in? Seems it is you who is not interested in what the majority is interested in.
This is likely why we do not hear you saying much. This is a political debate forum. If you wish to use it to trade recipes for pie, that is your option but I will talk about issues of politics.
Evidently you think religion should be in politics, so I am going to talk about why it needs to be removed. Don't like it? To damned bad.
I apologize Mike, I will refrain from intruding on your political forum and go find a pie forum, hopefully an apple pie forum. Sorry I have wasted your time I wish you had just over looked my cooking posts and not responded.
Taxpayer

Point Harbor, NC

#25636 Oct 27, 2012
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>A Christian can also be communist. Clearly you do not know what the word 'communism' even means. Got that Joe McCarthy?
Why don't you tell me what Communism and Socialism meams.

Since: Sep 12

Location hidden

#25637 Oct 27, 2012
Arnold-Ziffel wrote:
Football Metaphor For November 6
Team Romney (Wolfpack)
Team Obama (Tarheels)
Things look bleak for Team Obama in the closing minutes of the election. Team Romney punts, and Barack races down the sideline, bobbing and weaving as Team Romney falls to the ground in Red State desparation, finally taking it into the end zone for a big game victory in the Ohio Bowl!
Moral. Don't punt the ball to a speedy, determined black dude in the closing minutes of any contest.
Ha ha funny AZ! I liked it.
sherry k

United States

#25638 Oct 27, 2012
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>You listed what is in the news, and I am talking about what is in the news. Ever think the news knows what many are interested in? Seems it is you who is not interested in what the majority is interested in.
This is likely why we do not hear you saying much. This is a political debate forum. If you wish to use it to trade recipes for pie, that is your option but I will talk about issues of politics.
Evidently you think religion should be in politics, so I am going to talk about why it needs to be removed. Don't like it? To damned bad.
are you crazy you sound crazy now who are you going to vote for

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#25639 Oct 27, 2012
You guys have been busy bees.

Let me weigh in on a couples issues I've looked over. I think John Sununu was absolutely correct when he said Powell endorsed Obama because he was black. Here's why, Powell endorsed Obama four years ago and it was for Obama's foreign policy decision making. Look a little closer at Obama's record vs Colin Powell's. Obama was basically a junior senator when he ran for president, and he took the job so seriously that he had a very poor record of showing up for senate hearings or votes. So, his record of great things he accomplished in the senate was not very stellar. He was a community organizer, that's about two steps above a social worker and doesn't exactly qualify one to be a president and his record reflects such. How many of you people think Colin Powell acheived being a 4 star general overnight and without showing up to lead and teach military personnel and got a pass on it as Obama did in the senate? Just as Obama, people's lives were in the hands of Colin Powell and he took his job seriously, and I have never recalled hearing where he lied about an attack or mission that went chaotic such as Libya. Colin Powell was taught to follow the honor code that a man of status in the military could not have acheived by blaming others for his mistakes. IMO, I think as the majority of blacks, Colin Powell endorsed Obama not off his record but because of race. If a hispanic, asian, etc runs for office, people of their race will support them too, not because of their record but because they're proud that someone of their race of ethnicity finally has a chance being POTUS. Let's get real, how long do you think Obama would have last under the command of Colin Powell in the military? Showing up late, not taking his job seriously and Obama would have taken a beat down for his arrogance quick fast and in a hurry in the military. They break you before they make you.

As far as taking God out of currency, schools, government buildings etc, go ahead, for the real believers, it doesn't take the belief out of our hearts, souls and minds. I give the God I serve more credit than needing to be on currency, schools, government buildings etc for me to believe and serve Him. We have churches and to be honest, the church isn't God either, it's a place believers go to worship together. God is in a real believer's heart, soul and mind and try taking that away.

“Anasasis Xenophontis.”

Since: Dec 08

over there.

#25640 Oct 27, 2012
sherry k wrote:
<quoted text>are you crazy you sound crazy now who are you going to vote for
looks like old repub has gender issues. Look dude...if you you used periods you wouldn't be so obvious. Please god get a ged and learn how to write because clearly, and I say this with actual sadness, you have a 3rd grade understanding of our written language.

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#25641 Oct 27, 2012
oops, should have been it "wasn't" for Obama's foreign.....

Since: Dec 11

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#25642 Oct 27, 2012
Arnold-Ziffel wrote:
Football Metaphor For November 6
Team Romney (Wolfpack)
Team Obama (Tarheels)
Things look bleak for Team Obama in the closing minutes of the election. Team Romney punts, and Barack races down the sideline, bobbing and weaving as Team Romney falls to the ground in Red State desparation, finally taking it into the end zone for a big game victory in the Ohio Bowl!
Moral. Don't punt the ball to a speedy, determined black dude in the closing minutes of any contest.
That's funny.
A better analogy, since we're talking football lets talk "real football....SEC style!"
Team Romney-Georgia (Red)
Team Obama-Florida (Blue)

Team Obama comes into the "Worlds Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" riding a high, kicking butt and taking names. The press has them dubbed as the team to beat, they're unstoppable.
Here comes Team Romney, one loss already, the underdogs. According to the press, they don't stand a chance against the mighty Team O!
The game/debates start and Team Romney punches Team O square in the mouth, Team O looks stunned! Team Romney continues to shut down Team O's passing game/lies with one interception/facts after another! Team O's ground game, their strong suit, is stifled by Team Romney's defense holding them to a season low output.
It was a hard fight game by both teams but in the end, Team Romney pulls out the upset of the year!

Moral of the story; Don't believe the hype you hear from the biased press.....even the underdog has a puncher's chance!
TSF

Kenly, NC

#25643 Oct 27, 2012
And that lesson could be coming sooner than you think. Republicans are killing their own party with extremism and corruption of their own ideology. To fanatics, freedom only means the freedom to agree with them. so when republikans become the minority , and they have destroyed freedom with their taliban tactics, what will happen to them?
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>The constitution is what prevents mob rule. It protects the minority. One day republicans will learn this most fundamental element of American government.
It is not about 'satisfaction' it is about freedom.
TSF

Kenly, NC

#25644 Oct 27, 2012
God has already been replaced in many churches--- with tax breaks for the rich idealism.
Makin bacon wrote:
You guys have been busy bees.
Let me weigh in on a couples issues I've looked over. I think John Sununu was absolutely correct when he said Powell endorsed Obama because he was black. Here's why, Powell endorsed Obama four years ago and it was for Obama's foreign policy decision making. Look a little closer at Obama's record vs Colin Powell's. Obama was basically a junior senator when he ran for president, and he took the job so seriously that he had a very poor record of showing up for senate hearings or votes. So, his record of great things he accomplished in the senate was not very stellar. He was a community organizer, that's about two steps above a social worker and doesn't exactly qualify one to be a president and his record reflects such. How many of you people think Colin Powell acheived being a 4 star general overnight and without showing up to lead and teach military personnel and got a pass on it as Obama did in the senate? Just as Obama, people's lives were in the hands of Colin Powell and he took his job seriously, and I have never recalled hearing where he lied about an attack or mission that went chaotic such as Libya. Colin Powell was taught to follow the honor code that a man of status in the military could not have acheived by blaming others for his mistakes. IMO, I think as the majority of blacks, Colin Powell endorsed Obama not off his record but because of race. If a hispanic, asian, etc runs for office, people of their race will support them too, not because of their record but because they're proud that someone of their race of ethnicity finally has a chance being POTUS. Let's get real, how long do you think Obama would have last under the command of Colin Powell in the military? Showing up late, not taking his job seriously and Obama would have taken a beat down for his arrogance quick fast and in a hurry in the military. They break you before they make you.
As far as taking God out of currency, schools, government buildings etc, go ahead, for the real believers, it doesn't take the belief out of our hearts, souls and minds. I give the God I serve more credit than needing to be on currency, schools, government buildings etc for me to believe and serve Him. We have churches and to be honest, the church isn't God either, it's a place believers go to worship together. God is in a real believer's heart, soul and mind and try taking that away.

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#25645 Oct 27, 2012
Makin bacon wrote:
You guys have been busy bees.
Let me weigh in on a couples issues I've looked over. I think John Sununu was absolutely correct when he said Powell endorsed Obama because he was black. Here's why, Powell endorsed Obama four years ago and it was for Obama's foreign policy decision making. Look a little closer at Obama's record vs Colin Powell's. Obama was basically a junior senator when he ran for president, and he took the job so seriously that he had a very poor record of showing up for senate hearings or votes. So, his record of great things he accomplished in the senate was not very stellar. He was a community organizer, that's about two steps above a social worker and doesn't exactly qualify one to be a president and his record reflects such. How many of you people think Colin Powell acheived being a 4 star general overnight and without showing up to lead and teach military personnel and got a pass on it as Obama did in the senate? Just as Obama, people's lives were in the hands of Colin Powell and he took his job seriously, and I have never recalled hearing where he lied about an attack or mission that went chaotic such as Libya. Colin Powell was taught to follow the honor code that a man of status in the military could not have acheived by blaming others for his mistakes. IMO, I think as the majority of blacks, Colin Powell endorsed Obama not off his record but because of race. If a hispanic, asian, etc runs for office, people of their race will support them too, not because of their record but because they're proud that someone of their race of ethnicity finally has a chance being POTUS. Let's get real, how long do you think Obama would have last under the command of Colin Powell in the military? Showing up late, not taking his job seriously and Obama would have taken a beat down for his arrogance quick fast and in a hurry in the military. They break you before they make you.
As far as taking God out of currency, schools, government buildings etc, go ahead, for the real believers, it doesn't take the belief out of our hearts, souls and minds. I give the God I serve more credit than needing to be on currency, schools, government buildings etc for me to believe and serve Him. We have churches and to be honest, the church isn't God either, it's a place believers go to worship together. God is in a real believer's heart, soul and mind and try taking that away.
Excellent post!
Now you know that Mike and AZ are going to paint you as a racist but as I said about Powell, who gives a fat rat's ass what they think!
Sometimes the truth hurts!

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#25646 Oct 27, 2012
TSF wrote:
God has already been replaced in many churches--- with tax breaks for the rich idealism.
<quoted text>
It might be many but not all TSF. I attend a small church, we take up enough in tithes and offering to keep the lights on, the church maintained and the pastor works two jobs to compensate for what he couldn't make at a mega church. For a small church with limited resources we do a lot of community outreach and charity. My pastor plays by the rules as far as politics are concerned and only urges people to embrace the privilege we have to vote in this country and to vote your convictions. It would be prudent for everyone to remember that there's bad in every organized group from the workplace to church, but's those of us that know this, should be the bigger people and not engage in it. In my religious belief, one can't buy one's way to heaven.

Since: Dec 11

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#25647 Oct 27, 2012
Pro-American wrote:
<quoted text> Excellent post!
Now you know that Mike and AZ are going to paint you as a racist but as I said about Powell, who gives a fat rat's ass what they think!
Sometimes the truth hurts!
ARE GOING TO paint me as a racist? Honey, they've done that, been there with me!!:) Notice, it has kept me from speaking my mind?!?!!!

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