Who do you support for U.S. Senate in...
OMTE

Moultrie, GA

#20216 Jul 29, 2013
Bigdave1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Fight what? Where is the head of the snake? Can it be found? Just what person or persons is or are actually in charge of making all decisions? Does it seem that all these problems are worldwide?
Sounds far out, but could it be 666? It may all depend on what you believe.
Islam
Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#20217 Jul 29, 2013
OMTE wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
I like this guys book "The Truth About Muhammad" by Robert Spencer, it was a best seller in the USA. I would have called the book "muhammad is a b*T*h and a queer liar" but that's just me. ;)
Translation:
I know Fox News is flagrantly biased and a poor excuse for a news network but they say exactly what I want to hear.

Since: Jul 12

Douglasville, GA

#20218 Jul 29, 2013
The Unions and uneducated idiots are at work.
Fast food employees are going on strike unless their wages are raise from $7.50 an hour to $15.00 an hour.
This is being done with the unions pushing and helping as much as they can.
How many of you people are willing to pay $9.00 for a hamburger? Not me.
This move will only get people laid off and fired and make a small paycheck even a smaller amount of a big fat zero.
The Mafia, I mean unions, are becoming desperate.
Informed Opinion

United States

#20219 Jul 29, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
<quoted text>More of your nonsense about Bush "allowing" 9/11 - yeah, right.

But there is a big difference between losing soldiers in battle - as tragic as that is and callously abandoning American citizens for what appears to have been fear of political repercussions. Shame you can't see the difference, no longer surprised, but still a shame.
Still trying to avoid responsibility, I see.

Stop pretending that it wasn't the fault of those Right Wing draft-dodgers who lied us into war, and those Americans who willingly, in fact, anxiously accepted the lies, attacking the rational Americans who challenged the lies.

Remember the insults and attacks against intelligent and rational Americans who tried to stop the madness ?

We don't "lose" Marines and Soldiers in battle - Right Wingers made the affirmative decision to place them in harm's way - knowing that decision would result in the death of many of America's best.

Now they, of course, want to pretend it was an "inevitability", instead of the conscious decision to cause American troops die, unnecessarily.

Since: Jul 12

Douglasville, GA

#20220 Jul 29, 2013
The link for the fast food workers strike is.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/07/29/fast-foo...
Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#20221 Jul 29, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
And it isn't just his scholarship (or lack of same) regarding Jesus that have people criticizing him. Apparently, he is just as misinformed, or biased, on atheism:
No surprize that no where in your post do you address the premise put forward by the Fox Interviewer, that Muslims are incapable of discussing any religion but their own. Yummy, yummy, love that Fox flagrant bias in my tummy.

(Fox Interviwer) Green asked, "You're a Muslim, so why did you write a book about the founder of Christianity?”

Mr. Aslan’s answer was simply disregarded by Ms. Green as she interrupted his response and asked, "But it still begs to question why you would be interested in the founder of Christianity."
==========
Fox has been filled with Christian and Jewish commentators explaining Islam to their audience over the years.

...None of those people are Muslims, yet as far as I'm aware their comments have never been questioned on the network as suspect since they came from non-Muslims. Yet his faith was a major talking point for Ms. Green in their interview.
Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#20223 Jul 29, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
While critics have had a ball blasting Lauren Green for the interview, many are missing some of the far more important parts of the interview:

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/getreligion/2013...
Yeah, there is some livly discussion following the article, and naturally you've only posted those that support your position - cherry picking again?

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/getreligion/2013... #
While I don't think Aslan's book makes any new arguments about Jesus, I do think that your focus on Aslan not having a History PhD is perhaps missing the mark. For example, Baylor's Rodney Stark has no history degrees (only sociology), and yet has written extensively on Christian history. In his recent "The Triumph of Christianity" the back cover even describes him as "acclaimed social and religious historian," instead of "sociologist." Now, Stark is a much more accomplished scholar than Aslan (I have only been able to find one peer-reviewed article published by Aslan), but it's not unheard of for a sociologist to find that their interests and studies overlap with religious history, and to present themselves as experts. For the record, Aslan's PhD dissertation was titled "Global Jihadism: a transnational social movement" and his PhD adviser was Mark Juergensmeyer, a sociologist and professor of religious studies who writes and researches extensively on religion, including religious history. To me, the best way to interact with Aslan's work (which seems to be written for a popular readership more than anything) is to critique his arguments on their own merits, instead of splitting hairs over what type of degree makes him more qualified, a "sociology of religion" or a "history of religion" degree.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/getreligion/2013... #
Lisa Hajjar :
" This article does catch something that Reza said during the interview that was not really accurate: that he has a PhD in the history of religion. I was on his PhD committee, so I can attest that his PhD is in Sociology. However, to give him the benefit of the doubt, he was being harangued by the interviewer and his academic credentials were on the line. He might have slipped about how he got that Sociology PhD: He made the move from Religious Studies to Sociology at the advice of his committee chair Mark Juergensmayer (who has a line in both departments) for--what I understood at the time--somewhat technical reasons, although my memory of this is fuzzy. I think the dealio was that he had a job offer (at UC Riverside) and needed to defend quickly, and there were obstacles to fast tracking him out of Religious Studies. I was brought in as a pinch hitting 3rd committee member at the 11th hour. He revised the dissertation to make it more explicitly sociological. It was solid, not brilliant; it was, really, an academic and elaborated version of his book which was already out, "No God But God" (I think it was titled). If there is a lesson in all this, it is: don't do Fox News interviews!"
Informed Opinion

Fort Myers, FL

#20225 Jul 29, 2013
actions wrote:
<quoted text>Same guy who wearing his Presidential flight jacket on the deck of an aircraft carrier declared we have WON!! How many good people are dead and just how much of this countries wealth was wasted by this man and continues it to this day? All after we won! Its really hard to know exactly, a lot of what is going on today is the result of this mans wars and actions.
As Pinochet, Hirohito, and Bush said:

"Let's not get entangled in the past - let's move forward".
Informed Opinion

Fort Myers, FL

#20226 Jul 29, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, goody. Another Lefty claims omniscience when it comes to our "real motivations". Can't possibly be because we are fiscally and (typically) socially conservative and so would naturally be in opposition to one of the most Left wing Presidents this country has had the misfortune and stupidity to elect. No, of course not, it is so much easier for the Left to dismiss opposition as racially motivated - it requires far fewer brain cells.
Oh Goody, another one of those Right Wingers who wasted a balanced budget to create a 1.4 Trillion Dollar Deficit, a $ 6 Trillion Dollar debt for 3 wars, and doubled the national debt, pretending to be "fiscally conservative."

Now that's amusing.

Every time these Right Wingers get in power they explode the deficit, double or triple the debt, and waste Trillions of Dollars unnecessarily blowing things up and killing people.

Amazingly, while bankrupting the country they still have time to criticize democrats who actually balanced the budget, to sign up for every social program available, and to cry like little girls that they might have to pay their share in taxes.

At least their silliness is amusing to watch.
sunshine 2

Fitzgerald, GA

#20227 Jul 29, 2013
GiveMeLiberty wrote:
If my thoughts are correct - democrats have been in control of Congress since 2006, when everything started going downhill. Now, they have control of the Whitehouse and Congress and for the past two years have made things worse. How do you like your "Change" now-- since we are knocking on the door to Socialism?? With Democrats -- get ready for the biggest tax hike in history! If Obama passes the $50 billion stimulus, we will have to pay for it through a tax on gas. Research it!!
Sadly, you're wrong on all counts. Do your homework so you can contribute intelligently without relying on your own myths, hatred, and lack of knowledge. Sorry, someone must call you out for your untrue comments.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#20228 Jul 29, 2013
It doesn't happen often, but I agree with Bill Maher completely on this:

"Bill Maher on Friday attacked the media – particularly MSNBC’s Chris Matthews – for hypocrisy concerning how they handle sex scandals based on whether or not they like the politician involved.

The HBO Real Time host correctly pointed out that the Anthony Weiner-bashing Matthews absolutely adored John F. Kennedy and Bill Clinton who were both involved in far worse sexcapades than the New York City mayoral candidate

(There is a video at the link)
BILL MAHER:'I'll just say one more thing, and then we’ll get off of this, which is that as gross as [Anthony Weiner] is, I find it even grosser the way the media tut tuts, points fingers, shames people, makes them go on shaming tours. I've seen you [Eliot Spitzer] have to go on to every show and have people point their finger.“How dare you?” Please.
The New York Times wrote in an editorial,“Mr. Spitzer, like Mr. Weiner, is a political animal”- like who in politics isn't? Of course. Obama is a political animal. Everybody who is in politics -.“who clearly finds it hard not to have an audience for these two charter members of the Kardashian Party.” I looked up Kim Kardashian on the New York Times website. They mention her 1,700 times. Just saying. They've written her name in articles about her that many times.
I, my friend Chris Matthews, I like him a lot. I see him endlessly talking about how awful. He went on and on for a whole year about his book about John F. Kennedy. He loves Bill Clinton. Never stops kissing his ass. Those two guys did things way worse.
I mean, Kennedy was so much more reckless. He was screwing the mafia mistress, East German spies, 19-year-old White House secretaries two at a time in the pool. Bill Clinton, Paula Jones and Kathleen Willey, true, you know, sexual harassment. There just seems to be no sort of consistency in the media.
Actually, conservatives have routinely pointed out the hypocrisy of the supposedly feminist media idolizing Clinton and JFK.'

Nice of Maher to finally notice."

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/20...
Informed Opinion

Fort Myers, FL

#20229 Jul 29, 2013
OMTE wrote:
<quoted text>How many times have you said this same shit. LoL. I'm not scared of muslims or queers, buddy. I just really, really dislike them. The rest of your post is garbage and makes no sense, but it funny. Good job IO.
One more thing. I love black people, my best friend is black. I just don't like beaners like yourself. How you like that race baitor? LoL.
You, Sir, are priceless.

I thank God he placed you among us to remind us all why the Civil Rights Act was passed, and remains necessary today.

But inquiring minds have to ask:

Do you like not like "Beaners" in general ?
or
just not like "Beaners" who are "like me" ?

Why the intense dislike for "Queers" ?

It's OK to admit your feelings, we all love you for who you are, and who, or what, you find stimulating, just isn't important to us.

Or is it a more sordid tale.

When signing up for your welfare, was there a large Gay, Hispanic man in line ahead of you, who, because he spoke only Spanish, and had 6 little hijos, caused you to be late to the monthly cross burning, pot-luck supper, and gun parts swap-meet, out behind Bubba's barn, firing range, and Sunday School Annex ?

Does your black friend also hate "queers" and "Muslims" ?

Did your black friend accompany you to the monthly cross burning, pot-luck supper and gun parts swap meet, to join in the denigration of those "beaners" and "queers".

As Jesus said "Love your neighbor as thyself, except for those "greasy Beaners", those "damn Towel-Headed Muslims", and for "God's sake"(pun intended), you don't have to love no stinkin "Queers."

"OMTE", please, please, never go away.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#20230 Jul 29, 2013
Bigdave1 wrote:
<quoted text>
I have seen such things across the world especially in war torn countries. It is common for the man of the house to prostitute his wife and daughters so that they may eat. They don't seem to think that it is a big deal. Just a way of life. I always thought that life couldn't get any lower then that, and that Americans just have no idea how wonderful a life they live.
You're so right, it is so easy to take for granted how blessed we are to live in this country. That is what makes the actions of these scum so much more contemptible - they can't even try and make the "excuse" that they were doing "whatever was necessary to survive" - they are just scum.
Informed Opinion

Fort Myers, FL

#20231 Jul 29, 2013
General Robert E Lee wrote:
Shut Down ObamaCare, Not Government. We know President Obama will resist. He will insist on shutting down government unless ObamaCare is fully funded.

It will hurt seniors by altering the health plans and doctors they’re happy with, and by cutting hundreds of billions of dollars from Medicare Advantage for current beneficiaries to fund other parts of ObamaCare.

It will hurt working class Americans who are increasingly being moved from full-time work to part-time by their employers who are forced to do so to avoid its unaffordable mandates. Just last month, 322,000 Americans were forced into part-time employment. That is why even top union leaders, who are typically strong supporters of President Obama, are now attacking ObamaCare.

It will make health insurance more expensive. In fact, premiums have already skyrocketed by nearly $2,500.

It will have a dramatically negative impact on small business. A recent U.S. Chamber of Commerce survey found that nearly 75 percent of small businesses will be forced to layoff workers or cut hours because of ObamaCare.

Defunding ObamaCare is a critical first step to preventing all this, and this September, we need the American people to stand with us in demanding that not another cent be spent on implementing ObamaCare. At that point, the President will have a decision to make: sign it and keep the government open, or veto it and shut down the government.
Shut down the government !

I can't wait.

Shut down Medicare - those lazy old farts can pay for their own damn hospital and medical costs - what kind of socialist parasites are they anyway.

Shut down Social Security - refund back the piddly taxes paid by those 80 year olds - after deducting what they paid in, which means -zero- and get them back to work.

Nobody said you get to be retired for longer than you worked.

Shut down free school lunches. If you can't feed your kids- don't have kids - this ain't rocket science.

Shut down aid for elderly for heating. If you can't afford to buy hearing oil - don't own a house. Move in with your sniveling kids if you can't pay your own way. You should have saved more when you were working, or earned more.

Too bad, so sad, cry me a damn river.

Shut down farm subsidies. If you're too stupid to earn a living by farming, then get a real job.

Shut down the military - really - let's stop pretending anybody wants to invade us. Not a single damn country wants to attack America - for God's sake - they already own America.

Is China gonna bomb their own damn factories, buildings, warehouses, and land. Of course not, if they want it, all they got to do is file an ejectment action. Anybody ever hear of "Lawsuits". Geez.

There... We saved 2 Trillion Dollars a year and haven't broke a sweat.

Glad to help.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#20232 Jul 29, 2013
OMTE wrote:
<quoted text>Is this the type of person ypu were referring too?
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/201...
Disgusting. Why do I have a feeling that piece of trash is already out of the country where she can't be prosecuted?

Since: Jul 12

Douglasville, GA

#20233 Jul 29, 2013
Informed Opinion wrote:
<quoted text>
Still trying to avoid responsibility, I see.
Stop pretending that it wasn't the fault of those Right Wing draft-dodgers who lied us into war, and those Americans who willingly, in fact, anxiously accepted the lies, attacking the rational Americans who challenged the lies.
Remember the insults and attacks against intelligent and rational Americans who tried to stop the madness ?
We don't "lose" Marines and Soldiers in battle - Right Wingers made the affirmative decision to place them in harm's way - knowing that decision would result in the death of many of America's best.
Now they, of course, want to pretend it was an "inevitability", instead of the conscious decision to cause American troops die, unnecessarily.
It is always right wingers that initiate all the wars you say.
You know better. What about facts. I know you hate them but here they are.
List of presidents, their political party, and their war.
Wilson, Dem., WW1
Roosevelt, Dem., WW2
Truman, Dem. Korea
Johnson, Dem. Vietnam
George H.W. Bush, Rep., Gulf War
George W. Bush, Rep., Iraq War

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/ti...

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#20234 Jul 29, 2013
Oh my wrote:
<quoted text>
Translation:
I know Fox News is flagrantly biased and a poor excuse for a news network but they say exactly what I want to hear.
And Fox News is relevant to that post How??
OMTE

Moultrie, GA

#20235 Jul 29, 2013
Informed Opinion wrote:
<quoted text>
You, Sir, are priceless.
I thank God he placed you among us to remind us all why the Civil Rights Act was passed, and remains necessary today.
But inquiring minds have to ask:
Do you like not like "Beaners" in general ?
or
just not like "Beaners" who are "like me" ?
Why the intense dislike for "Queers" ?
It's OK to admit your feelings, we all love you for who you are, and who, or what, you find stimulating, just isn't important to us.
Or is it a more sordid tale.
When signing up for your welfare, was there a large Gay, Hispanic man in line ahead of you, who, because he spoke only Spanish, and had 6 little hijos, caused you to be late to the monthly cross burning, pot-luck supper, and gun parts swap-meet, out behind Bubba's barn, firing range, and Sunday School Annex ?
Does your black friend also hate "queers" and "Muslims" ?
Did your black friend accompany you to the monthly cross burning, pot-luck supper and gun parts swap meet, to join in the denigration of those "beaners" and "queers".
As Jesus said "Love your neighbor as thyself, except for those "greasy Beaners", those "damn Towel-Headed Muslims", and for "God's sake"(pun intended), you don't have to love no stinkin "Queers."
"OMTE", please, please, never go away.
I pretty much don't like none of midgets. LoL. You asked. Why do you all you queers try and make yourselves feel better, by trying to act like, if someone thinks you're disgusting as hell, then they must be queer too. I don't get it? What is your logic to that? You all do it. Don't ya?
I nor does my black friend hate anyone. Well, it's right there on the borderline for muslims, to be honest. You try and twist my dislike for someone or people into hate. God says I have to love you weirdos, he ain't said nuttin bout likin ya. Dummy. I can't help I don't like ya, just like you can't help you're a queer mexican. Ya know?

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#20236 Jul 29, 2013
Oh my wrote:
<quoted text>
No surprize that no where in your post do you address the premise put forward by the Fox Interviewer, that Muslims are incapable of discussing any religion but their own. Yummy, yummy, love that Fox flagrant bias in my tummy.
(Fox Interviwer) Green asked, "You're a Muslim, so why did you write a book about the founder of Christianity?”
Mr. Aslan’s answer was simply disregarded by Ms. Green as she interrupted his response and asked, "But it still begs to question why you would be interested in the founder of Christianity."
==========
Fox has been filled with Christian and Jewish commentators explaining Islam to their audience over the years.
...None of those people are Muslims, yet as far as I'm aware their comments have never been questioned on the network as suspect since they came from non-Muslims. Yet his faith was a major talking point for Ms. Green in their interview.
No surprise that you misrepresent both my post and the Fox interview. Green asked him WHY a Muslim would wish to write about Jesus, she did not say "Muslims are incapable of discussing any religion but their own" - that's all you, "dearie". And, as was stated in my post, it was a "softball" question that Ms Green should have let go of. Now on to your next post.
Inquiring mind

Reidsville, GA

#20238 Jul 29, 2013
Informed Opinion wrote:
<quoted text>
Shut down the government !
I can't wait.
Shut down Medicare - those lazy old farts can pay for their own damn hospital and medical costs - what kind of socialist parasites are they anyway.
Shut down Social Security - refund back the piddly taxes paid by those 80 year olds - after deducting what they paid in, which means -zero- and get them back to work.
Nobody said you get to be retired for longer than you worked.
Shut down free school lunches. If you can't feed your kids- don't have kids - this ain't rocket science.
Shut down aid for elderly for heating. If you can't afford to buy hearing oil - don't own a house. Move in with your sniveling kids if you can't pay your own way. You should have saved more when you were working, or earned more.
Too bad, so sad, cry me a damn river.
Shut down farm subsidies. If you're too stupid to earn a living by farming, then get a real job.
Shut down the military - really - let's stop pretending anybody wants to invade us. Not a single damn country wants to attack America - for God's sake - they already own America.
Is China gonna bomb their own damn factories, buildings, warehouses, and land. Of course not, if they want it, all they got to do is file an ejectment action. Anybody ever hear of "Lawsuits". Geez.
There... We saved 2 Trillion Dollars a year and haven't broke a sweat.
Glad to help.
You really are an idiot aren't you?

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