Bush is a hero

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

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#164061 Jul 1, 2013
Roberta G wrote:
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Excellent post, Kat :)
Thank you, Roberta.

:)

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#164062 Jul 1, 2013
As Independence Day approaches, and we prepare to celebrate our country's founding, I'd like to offer a few thoughts about our beloved America. The following is an excerpt from an essay by Dan Pierce, whose prose is better than mine: "...I used to weep almost any time I held my hand over my own heart and sang those certain lines of the national anthem:“And the rockets’ red glare. The bombs bursting in air. Gave proof through the night. That our flag was still there.” When I heard that song, I would think back to all of the wars that made this country possible. I would think of the leaders and the lives given. I would think of the resolve this country had to become a country at all. To simply have the rights that its founding fathers felt that all of its citizens deserved. I would think of that tattered flag, about which the national anthem was written, and I would think about the symbol it was to those who were ready to give in and give up. And as I would stand there enjoying my very free and beautiful life, I couldn’t help but always give incredible thanks to our ancestors and what they did for us. Even now, I still get emotional sometimes. Soldiers make me emotional. Fathers and mothers leaving their children for often years at a time. Putting themselves in the paths of bullets and bombs. Risking their lives so that I can live mine how I want to live it. Risking their existences so that we all can live our lives how we want to live them. Yes, soldiers still get me emotional. There is so much beauty in such open commitment to one’s country and one’s people. But the soldiers and the sailors and the members of all our armed forces are only a tiny, tiny percentage of the people in this country. The rest of this country is made up by us. The everyday people. And somewhere along the way, many of us stopped having any type of commitment at all to the country and to the people that are here with us. Our country is just as divided today as it was when the North fought the South in that bloody and seemingly never-ending Civil War. People on all sides of the political fence fight with each other even today, they become angry with each other, and they work to destroy each other and any purpose with which they disagree. Elections are won now, not on who we think will make great leaders and who will change our country for the better, but by who we think will give us the most money in our pockets at the end of the day. Yes, elections are all about the individual. We are a country that was founded as a great melting pot. We are a natural middle ground for people from every continent to come and co-exist with one another. It’s what made this country so incredible to begin with. Now, we pick and choose who we want co-mingling. We feel superior to some and okay with others. We do everything we can to believe that we are some superior race, even though every single one of us are here because somewhere along the line, one of our ancestors came here from another country. Somewhere along the line, someone in our lineage believed that America was a better place to live. And they fought, and scrimped, and saved, and they came to America for a better life. But now, apparently we’re full, and we’re not a melting pot that needs any more ingredients. We’re Americans, damn it, and this is our country. I wonder what our ancestors would feel about that. But is that a cause or is that an effect? We are, after all, living in a country in which the system itself takes from the poor and gives to the rich, and it takes from the rich and gives to the poor. We live in a system where the poorest unite in their numbers to elect those who will make being poor an easier thing to be, and we also live in a system where the richest unite in their much smaller numbers to sway politicians in much bigger ways. Stuck in the middle is the middle class, and they have no real choice but to watch the blood bath and hope it all works out.(to be continued)

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

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#164063 Jul 1, 2013
Oh, woe. Hopefully, that double post will be cleared away soon.

My apologies.

“Unemployed Bush 5.3 obama 8.7”

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#164064 Jul 1, 2013
miner49er wrote:
"I would think at the moment of trauma a rape kit is something that adds insult to injury."
Great comment, rapists everywhere thank you for your support.
"Don't worry, Texas women will be just fine, and safer. "
Translation: "Don't you women worry yore purty lil' hrads, us big strong menfolk will tell you want's best for you."
"She is guilty as an accessory to murder. No matter how you or this world judges her she will stand before her Maker one day and there will be no excuses."
Your "Maker" has NO PLACE in our Laws and we, the American Peole will kindly ask you to keep your religion out of our government.
Thank You
Texas has determined that they want morals and safety in their laws, and we elected those represtatives that will carry out our wishes. You have no place meddling in the affairs of Texas. If you want to create your own Sodom and Gomorrah, go fo it, but don't count on Texas following your lead.

“On a sailing ship to nowhere”

Since: Jun 07

Colorado

#164065 Jul 1, 2013
Roberta G wrote:
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PLEASE tell me this isn't for real :P
It is for real but the NFL refused to do it.
http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighb...

It gets better:
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/...

“On a sailing ship to nowhere”

Since: Jun 07

Colorado

#164066 Jul 1, 2013
Roberta G wrote:
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Take me with you, Chris. I haven't been to a Chic-Fil-A in AGES :)
Good post, too.
Me too. Spicy chicken Sandwich! I'm in!!!
UIDIOTRACEMAKEWO RLDPEACE

United States

#164067 Jul 1, 2013
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
As Independence Day approaches, and we prepare to celebrate our country's founding, I'd like to offer a few thoughts about our beloved America. The following is an excerpt from an essay by Dan Pierce, whose prose is better than mine: "...I used to weep almost any time I held my hand over my own heart and sang those certain lines of the national anthem:“And the rockets’ red glare. The bombs bursting in air. Gave proof through the night. That our flag was still there.” When I heard that song, I would think back to all of the wars that made this country possible. I would think of the leaders and the lives given. I would think of the resolve this country had to become a country at all. To simply have the rights that its founding fathers felt that all of its citizens deserved. I would think of that tattered flag, about which the national anthem was written, and I would think about the symbol it was to those who were ready to give in and give up. And as I would stand there enjoying my very free and beautiful life, I couldn’t help but always give incredible thanks to our ancestors and what they did for us. Even now, I still get emotional sometimes. Soldiers make me emotional. Fathers and mothers leaving their children for often years at a time. Putting themselves in the paths of bullets and bombs. Risking their lives so that I can live mine how I want to live it. Risking their existences so that we all can live our lives how we want to live them. Yes, soldiers still get me emotional. There is so much beauty in such open commitment to one’s country and one’s people. But the soldiers and the sailors and the members of all our armed forces are only a tiny, tiny percentage of the people in this country. The rest of this country is made up by us. The everyday people. And somewhere along the way, many of us stopped having any type of commitment at all to the country and to the people that are here with us. Our country is just as divided today as it was when the North fought the South in that bloody and seemingly never-ending Civil War. People on all sides of the political fence fight with each other even today, they become angry with each other, and they work to destroy each other and any purpose with which they disagree. Elections are won now, not on who we think will make great leaders and who will change our country for the better, but by who we think will give us the most money in our pockets at the end of the day. Yes, elections are all about the individual. We are a country that was founded as a great melting pot. We are a natural middle ground for people from every continent to come and co-exist with one another. It’s what made this country so incredible to begin with. Now, we pick and choose who we want co-mingling. We feel superior to some and okay with others. We do everything we can to believe that we are some superior race, even though every single one of us are here because somewhere along the line, one of our ancestors came here from another country. Somewhere along the line, someone in our lineage believed that America was a better place to live. And they fought, and scrimped, and saved, and they came to America for a better life. But now, apparently we’re full, and we’re not a melting pot that needs any more ingredients. We’re Americans, damn it, and this is our country. I wonder what our ancestors would feel about that. But is that a cause or is that an effect? We are, after all, living in a country in which the system itself takes from the poor and gives to the rich, poor. We live i
cUT TO FIT! We celebrate a inanimate object a Flag An IDEALOGY - cORPORATISM , GREED AND pOWER how is THIS good?, as those corrupted in power/gobberment Gestapos/ AMerican War-for-profiteers/Arms-weapon manufactures.... don't give damn about human ' sanctity of life, nor care about human rights , nor care about world peace/stability nor care about US constitution ...

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

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#164068 Jul 1, 2013
Pernrider wrote:
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You're too old to get pregnant. The womb war is over for you. Stop acting like this is affecting your reproductive rights. The baby box has dried up. Your next choices are only going to be about which long term care facility you'll inhabit.
No one said YOUR abortion was for convenience. Everyone agrees that you had no choice but to make the decision you made. Get over yourself. I don't expect you to feel guilt and shame for your abortion.
If this is the attitude you espouse, I wonder if you also tell male so-called 'pro-lifers' that they too have no standing in the fight? And I wonder if you think the reproductive choices of my daughter(if I'd had one) or your daughter's, if you did, aren't worth fighting to protect. The womb war isn't over for them, as long as there are nanny-staters and woman haters declaring the battles enjoined, nor for theirs, or for your great granddaughters either. Feel free to discount their rights to bodily autonomy, personal risk assessment, and self-defense, as well as your own, if that's what trips your trigger - I will not.

For that matter (speaking of 'jumping to conclusions') at 48, and not having yet begun menopause, my 'baby box' as you so quaintly put it, is FAR from 'dried up'. I'm not EVEN too old to get pregnant. Women my age routinely conceive, whether through natural or artificial means.(I must have missed your answer about your stance on the deliberate culturing and destroying of human embryos for in-vitro fertilization, by the way...)

I had the tremendous foresight to marry a man who is no longer capable of impregnating anyone, so unless he dies, and I take up with someone ELSE before menopause, I've got little chance of becoming pregnant - but that doesn't mean I can't. And since as we age, our pregnancies are more likely to be problematic in so many ways, I feel it's still incumbent on me to take steps to protect my reproductive rights ESPECIALLY now.

If that means when the right wing religious nutjobs in the Oklahoma Senate or House try yet again, to shut down abortion in this state, that I need to show up in the gallery to cheer on whoever has the sack to take them on with a filibuster, if necessary, and thwart THAT legislation, it is there in the gallery I'll be, if I have to take a Greyhound Bus.

And when you informed me a few posts ago that I "...'consider(ed) my fetus a blob, and was okay with killing it, based on the inconvenience factor'..." YOU said my abortion was for convenience. Go ahead and deny it again - we can all read, and I'm fairly certain we all know how to find your post.

Take your own advice, and get over yourself.

“Unemployed Bush 5.3 obama 8.7”

Since: Jul 10

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#164069 Jul 1, 2013
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Safer from what? Making a decision of which you don't approve? You have just nullified any argument you may have had with the nanny state, bob.
Don't want no butcher shops here in Texas.
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
I only hope her second filibuster is as successful as her first.
Wendy doesn't have a chance. When it helps in her future political plans, she may have been able to stand and talk for several hours, but now we're talking weeks to get the legislation passed. As far as I know no catheter can handle that, and she still has to eat, sleep and crap... none of which are allowed. No breaks. And, the Governor has no limit on how many special sessions he can call.

It made for good political publicity for Wendy, but as for blocking the legislation, it was worthless.
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
Dippy was labeled a 'moderate' 4 years ago, by the hard-line religious types in the Texas Senate, and is now trying not to get crucified in next year's primaries, by taking up the 'abortion-is-murder' gauntlet as a political strategy.
Pfft again.
Dippy is a moderate, and not a very bright one at that. How do you think conservative Ted Cruz, who initially had only a 2% chance of winning the Senate race, wound up becoming Texas' Senator? Texas wants conservative representation, and Ted Cruz is a true conservative, Dippy is not. Texas voted for Ted.

“Unemployed Bush 5.3 obama 8.7”

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#164070 Jul 1, 2013
Pernrider wrote:
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What you are saying is that you will allow the state to define who can be killed legally? Is that correct?
obama's kind of people!

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

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#164071 Jul 1, 2013
BobinTX wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't want no butcher shops here in Texas.
<quoted text>
Wendy doesn't have a chance. When it helps in her future political plans, she may have been able to stand and talk for several hours, but now we're talking weeks to get the legislation passed. As far as I know no catheter can handle that, and she still has to eat, sleep and crap... none of which are allowed. No breaks. And, the Governor has no limit on how many special sessions he can call.
It made for good political publicity for Wendy, but as for blocking the legislation, it was worthless.
<quoted text>
Dippy is a moderate, and not a very bright one at that. How do you think conservative Ted Cruz, who initially had only a 2% chance of winning the Senate race, wound up becoming Texas' Senator? Texas wants conservative representation, and Ted Cruz is a true conservative, Dippy is not. Texas voted for Ted.
Shut down all the legal (and strictly regulated) abortion facilities in Texas, however, and 'butcher shops' are all you're going to have. And you WILL have them.

Yes, I realize that Texas is very much against democracy in action, as the state sees fit to gerrymander that so-called 'conservative' voting bloc into more and more convolutions, in an attempt (so far successful) to marginalize its more liberal voters....but it won't stay that way forever. Enjoy it while you can.

Seems to me that 'waste of tax dollars' you're bemoaning, is Perry declaring however many special sessions it takes to overrule the voices of that unruly crowd of TEXANS in the gallery, and pass legislation so many oppose.

Your glee in contemplation of Senator Davis needing to pee at the lectern over the course of weeks, is duly noted.

“Unemployed Bush 5.3 obama 8.7”

Since: Jul 10

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#164072 Jul 1, 2013
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Your glee in contemplation of Senator Davis needing to pee at the lectern over the course of weeks, is duly noted.
Old news, she already showed us that. She was wearing a catheter so she could bore and pee. I'm waiting to see how she handles the need to eat, sleep and take dumps, not to mention standing for weeks.

“Unemployed Bush 5.3 obama 8.7”

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#164073 Jul 1, 2013
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Shut down all the legal (and strictly regulated) abortion facilities in Texas, however, and 'butcher shops' are all you're going to have. And you WILL have them.
I don't believe the bill requires that any abortion facilities shut down. It requires them to upgrade to the same standards that we require of other surgerical centers. If those clinics opt not to bring up their safety standards to what is required of other surgical centers, they've chosen to shut themselves down.

Texas doesn't want our women subjected to any "Gosnell clinics".

“Take It To The Limit”

Since: Mar 11

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#164074 Jul 1, 2013
Abortion ain't my fight. I leave that to more knowledgeable people (folks). As for 'kill all the first generation illegals'(PP) Sh*t yeah. Kill 'em all tonight. Imagine Eleven Million LESS welfare recipients! Four million Right here in California. and don't start with that Crap about 'they can't Get social services.' They can and do. Even Before arnold gave them the state.'We will not pursue or prosecute illegals'. he said in his second year in office. In 1994, California voted for Prop 187, a bill that specifically denied Illegals any social programs, including school, welfare, and food stamps. Not to mention housing. The ninth court of appeals struck it down, calling it 'unconstitutional. That's crap, because the Constitution Only protects U.S. Citizens. The ninth violated the rights of 34 million tax paying United States Citizens. So, kill 'em all.
Next we can go after the lawyers.(Kill All The Lawyers! Kill them tonight!) Before you think its a bad thing, we can get catcher, too!
Then we can herd all the texans into mexico, and build the damn fence.
Now, if we do all of that, then abortion would be the least of our problems.
well,'cept for the herding of the texans.
Uidioteracemakew orldpeace

United States

#164075 Jul 2, 2013
Rudyard Kiplingesque wrote:
Abortion ain't my fight. I leave that to more knowledgeable people (folks). As for 'kill all the first generation illegals'(PP) Sh*t yeah. Kill 'em all tonight. Imagine Eleven Million LESS welfare recipients! Four million Right here in California. and don't start with that Crap about 'they can't Get social services.' They can and do. Even Before arnold gave them the state.'We will not pursue or prosecute illegals'. he said in his second year in office. In 1994, California voted for Prop 187, a bill that specifically denied Illegals any social programs, including school, welfare, and food stamps. Not to mention housing. The ninth court of appeals struck it down, calling it 'unconstitutional. That's crap, because the Constitution Only protects U.S. Citizens. The ninth violated the rights of 34 million tax paying United States Citizens. So, kill 'em all.
Next we can go after the lawyers.(Kill All The Lawyers! Kill them tonight!) Before you think its a bad thing, we can get catcher, too!
Then we can herd all the texans into mexico, and build the damn fence.
Now, if we do all of that, then abortion would be the least of our problems.
well,'cept for the herding of the texans.
US Eugenics wars on lowly Americans and the world - Know about NeoMAlthusians and War mongering NeoCons agendas! Wake up time ! Know wonder Bill MAHER said Americans are stupid and dumb... Ignorant! Are you another sheeople like rest of dumb lowly right wing baboons on here? WBHAHAHAAAA

“Custer @ LBH - Ooops”

Since: Nov 07

Bakersfield, CA

#164076 Jul 2, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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I could be a waffle-ass Republican right-winger, like the Bush Is a Hero crowd here.
Ignorant claim for a so-called Harvard grad. Both sides have wafflers, ese.

Also, there's no anchor tied to yer sorry a$$ here.
Lyndi

Sarasota, FL

#164077 Jul 2, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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Well let me tell you about my rolling in and gliding down and looking for pie.
I have worked hard and it has paid off handsomely, so I'm not in need of more pie--I have far more than I can use, thank you very much. Good causes now benefit from my financial success.
Ain't that a pip?
It never fails.
Every time you spot an opening to speak in glowing terms about yourself, you actually take it.

“On a sailing ship to nowhere”

Since: Jun 07

Colorado

#164078 Jul 2, 2013
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
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And when you informed me a few posts ago that I "...'consider(ed) my fetus a blob, and was okay with killing it, based on the inconvenience factor'..." YOU said my abortion was for convenience. Go ahead and deny it again - we can all read, and I'm fairly certain we all know how to find your post.
No I didn't. Charge is denied.
Lyndi

Sarasota, FL

#164079 Jul 2, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
You need some anti-depression medication.
Let me guess.
Harvard Medical School?
===

You hand out legal advice on a public forum and now you're handing out medical advice on a public forum.
In an age when frivolous lawsuits are at an all time high, you are one stupid lawyer.
lisw

Hamersville, OH

#164080 Jul 2, 2013
Lyndi wrote:
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It never fails.
Every time you spot an opening to speak in glowing terms about yourself, you actually take it.
heh heh you're right there. I believe he takes advantage of every tax loophole and much like Biden thinks giving away his old underwear is being a philanthropist.

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