published Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

State of the Union

about Clay Bennett...

The son of a career army officer, Bennett led a nomadic life, attending ten different schools before graduating in 1980 from the University of North Alabama with degrees in Art and History. After brief stints as a staff artist at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Fayetteville (NC) Times, he went on to serve as the editorial cartoonist for the St. Petersburg Times (1981-1994) and The Christian Science Monitor (1997-2007), before joining the staff of the ...

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... Waiting for a leader with the capacity to unite them ... Three more dysfunctional years ... (sigh)

January 29, 2014 at 12:10 a.m.
TOES02800 said...

Just look at these two. Brother and sister. It was never going to work anyway.

But you go girl! Dump his ass and you'll get more food stamps!

(note the LEFT side door knob. Special order only)

C'mon now Clay.

January 29, 2014 at 3:29 a.m.
fairmon said...

Grid lock appears to be working better than when one party controlled both houses. I made more money last year than I have ever made and on track to do better this year. I love it when the stock market goes up and down with high volatility. Keep the grid lock and stop the main man from doing too much damage with his go it alone executive orders and the economy should keep improving.

Only when something is truly important and popular will changes occur, that is the way it should be. Both parties throw the word bipartisan around but they mean the other party should agree with them.

January 29, 2014 at 3:30 a.m.
jesse said...

Looks to me like he drew another line in the sand last night!

George Carlin had "Bipartisanship" Nailed! He said "when ya hear that word ya know there's some REALLY bad shat goin on!!"

January 29, 2014 at 6:37 a.m.
conservative said...

Mr. Bennett must read the comments.

He often leaves others such as the Olympics and traffic jams up for days but saw the whipping he was getting over another effort to push and defend Homosexuality/sodomy so that one is a goner.

January 29, 2014 at 7:20 a.m.
GaussianInteger said...

You shouldn't give yourself any credit Conservative. You did zero "whipping" yesterday. If Bennett actually took the time to read your mindless drivel, it would probably inspire him to do a homosexual-themed cartoon everyday. You just made yourself look like a fool, but hey, what else is new?

January 29, 2014 at 7:30 a.m.
conservative said...

I sure hit a sore spot with you.

What is really troubling you?

Maybe this:

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 NAS

January 29, 2014 at 7:36 a.m.
conservative said...

GaussianInteger:

BTW, no one is stopping you from defending, or promoting Homosexuality/sodomy any day or anytime you like.

January 29, 2014 at 7:41 a.m.
Maximus said...

Nobody wants to associate with weirdo freaks and geeks Democrats except weirdo freaks and geeks Democrats. Have you ever seen Barry The Welfare Pimp's high school pics. He was definitely a nerdy member of the freaks and geeks club as we're most white Democrats either that or they had a bad childhood. All this talk about the desire for bipartisanship is bull crap. In increasing numbers, the Democrats love of killing babies, pot and taxing everyone into a welfare state is driving a decline in their support.

As for Barry's speech last night very few people watched. O'Reilly / Fox News killed him in the ratings. The wanna be Marxist dictator is unabashed at showing his true motivation to trash the U.S. while creating a welfare utopia.

January 29, 2014 at 7:48 a.m.
LibDem said...

And yet not a single good word to say about this "kingdom of God".

January 29, 2014 at 8:10 a.m.
GaussianInteger said...

Conman, I'm not promoting anything except treating Americans with equality.

Maxipad, I see you have no clue to what you are talking about. Fox News broadcast the State of the Union. Besides, what were you doing watching it on TV? 900 PM should be about the time when you start cleaning the commodes while you're working your 2nd shift janitorial job.

January 29, 2014 at 8:27 a.m.
GaussianInteger said...

And Conman, since the "unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God", looks like you may need to make other plans.

January 29, 2014 at 8:31 a.m.
conservative said...

GaussianInteger said...

And Conman, since the "unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God", looks like you may need to make other plans.

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I would venture to guess that you are one of those Liberals who preach against judging.

You may not believe this but I always expect such from Liberals, I have heard it all before. You poor souls are so predictable and childish.

You might try reading that comment of yours a few times or look back on it in a few days. You just might agree with me.

January 29, 2014 at 8:43 a.m.
conservative said...

It looks like the stock market is not buying whatever Owebama was trying to sell last night.

Futures way down, stocks on sale.

By low, sell higher, works every time.

January 29, 2014 at 8:50 a.m.
GaussianInteger said...

One, I am not a Liberal. Of course, if one disagrees with any part of the "GOP/Conservative/Tea Party agenda", then they are automatically labelled a liberal. But call me whatever, I care nothing what you think.

Two, I preach about nothing except for the way you (and others like you) pick and choose the parts of the Bible you deem important.

January 29, 2014 at 9:05 a.m.
schizka said...

whats_wrong_with_the_world said... ... Waiting for a leader with the capacity to unite them ... Three more dysfunctional years ... (sigh)

As long as your right wing nut GOPers have their way, you will continue to experience more and more dysfunctional years no matter who's elected next.

He@@! a lot of your fellow GOPers have jumped ship and have now formed new parties bringing back the Whig or calling themselves Independent and Libertarians because they realize how badly the Republicans have screwed up. They're distancing themselves from the name.

January 29, 2014 at 9:40 a.m.

Obama/Chavez/Castro/every other dictator. Just another bully threatening to use his muscle to get his way. Muscle that's imagined. What a said state of affairs. George Washington is spinning like top in his grave.

January 29, 2014 at 9:40 a.m.
soakya said...

comrades? when was the last time you referred to the troops as comrades, fallen ones at that.

at least the president admitted last night he was responsible for the widening gap between the rich and poor of the past 4 years. go after him progressives.

didn't we start a retirement program in 1935 called social security and not only that we have written in the tax code a savers credit which allows up to a 50% credit to low income tax payers and your contributions also reduces your taxable income giving you another incentive to put away money for your retirement but his answer is another program.

again the government causes the problem and the government has the solution. wake up America

January 29, 2014 at 9:42 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

Gassy. Glad to hear you're not a Libby. Labels are cruel. I'm no Tea Partier, either.

January 29, 2014 at 10:06 a.m.
conservative said...

GaussianInteger

"Two, I preach about nothing except for the way you (and others like you) pick and choose the parts of the Bible you deem important."

Please, read what you wrote again.

"Two, I preach about nothing except for the way you (and others like you) pick and choose the parts of the Bible you deem important."

read it again:

"Two, I preach about nothing except for the way you (and others like you) pick and choose the parts of the Bible you deem important."

January 29, 2014 at 10:08 a.m.
GaussianInteger said...

I know what I said Con, I wrote it and reread it before I hit "Post Comment". There are no long or complicated words, it's a relatively easy statement to understand. There's nothing revolutionary in what I said, others on here I'm sure would echo that sentence with regards to what you preach.

January 29, 2014 at 10:11 a.m.

What should the state of the Union be, one party marching in lock step? That's what BO wants. He hates not his having his way, and opposing voices being heard. That's why he's constantly bitching about talk radio. Even though liberals dominate the media, universities, newspapers, etc., it isn't good enough.

January 29, 2014 at 10:12 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

^^ Zablee! watching the SOTU, I was thinking...Look at this room, America. You voted for these losers.

January 29, 2014 at 10:17 a.m.
hotdiggity said...

Conservative is the typical consummate cafeteria christian.

He also seems to have a strange fixation regarding homosexuality.

Seems I recall several other conservatives who spoke out vociferously against gays. Mark Foley, Ted Haggard, Larry Craig, Bob Allen, and Georgia Pastor Eddie Long to name a few. Hmmm.

January 29, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.
conservative said...

GaussianInteger

"Two, I preach about nothing except for the way you (and others like you) pick and choose the parts of the Bible you deem important."

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First, ALL parts of the Bible are important.

All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 NAS

Jesus said to Satan:

“It is written, ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.’” Matthew 4:4

Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You Psalm 119:11

I could list hundreds of verses pertaining to the importance of the word of God?

How could you object to the importance of God's word?

January 29, 2014 at 10:37 a.m.
Rickaroo said...

"(note the LEFT side door knob. Special order only)" - TOES

How astute of you to notice something so utterly trivial. You do know that when you walk through the door from the other side it is on the RIGHT? Do you see EVERYTHING around you in such starkly distinct terms of ideological division? We're polarized enough as it is, now you see even door knobs as denoting our differences! Alrighty then.

January 29, 2014 at 10:40 a.m.

PT, true. I know I didn't vote for this POTUS. I certainly would toss out, if I could, nearly the entire Congress. It's all one big mess. Dems, GOP, they all end being part of the power structure that never goes away and only gets bigger. The Senate especially.

Hotdiggity, there it is again, just like Alprova, saying that those who criticize the GAY agenda have a fixation on homosexuality. No, Homosexuals have a fixation with ramming their lifestyle down everyone's throat all the time and in as many ways as they can.

January 29, 2014 at 10:44 a.m.
Rickaroo said...

"Gassy. Glad to hear you're not a Libby. Labels are cruel. I'm no Tea Partier, either." - PT

Maybe you think you don't wear a label, PT, but we all wear a label of some kind. You're just too chickensh!t to admit what your true label is. And no, you're not a "moderate independent," as you like to claim. Even if you were, that doesn't make you label-free. Labels are not cruel. It's the hypocrisy of not owning up to our labels, or who we really are, that is cruel.

January 29, 2014 at 10:54 a.m.
alprova said...

pt wrote: "Gassy. Glad to hear you're not a Libby. Labels are cruel. I'm no Tea Partier, either."

But you're not a moderate, as you have attempted to claim many times in here.

January 29, 2014 at 11:02 a.m.
alprova said...

Z-man wrote: "Hotdiggity, there it is again, just like Alprova, saying that those who criticize the GAY agenda have a fixation on homosexuality. No, Homosexuals have a fixation with ramming their lifestyle down everyone's throat all the time and in as many ways as they can."

You really need to try using another discription when referring to the issue of homosexuality. You seem to exude a certain amount of excitement every time you type on the issue and using the words "shoved down everyone's throats."

The only "gay agenda" I am aware of, is that homosexual people desire to have certain entitlements that the majority of straight people in this nation take for granted.

January 29, 2014 at 11:12 a.m.
conservative said...

GaussianInteger

"Two, I preach about nothing except for the way you (and others like you) pick and choose the parts of the Bible you deem important."

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Secondly, I pick verses and make comments I deem important to the topic at hand and germane to the topic at hand.

I view that not only as rational but a right of free speech.

What gives you the right to interfere with or change what I want to write?

January 29, 2014 at 11:13 a.m.
alprova said...

hodiggity wrote: "Seems I recall several other conservatives who spoke out vociferously against gays. Mark Foley, Ted Haggard, Larry Craig, Bob Allen, and Georgia Pastor Eddie Long to name a few. Hmmm."

Bingo!!! You're definitely on to something, and I see from last night's postings, that I am not the only one who has suspicions about the man's true issues.

Z-man is also highly obsessed with the issue, never missing an opportunity to type his usual descriptive postings when the issue comes up.

Maybe the two need to hook up.

They can recite Bible verses between mouthfuls.

January 29, 2014 at 11:16 a.m.
alprova said...

conservative wrote: "Secondly, I pick verses and make comments I deem important to the topic at hand and germane to the topic at hand."

Sir, you cherry pick qand take Biblical quotes totally out of the context in which they are presented, not to mention to whom they were written about and who they apply to today.

"I view that not only as rational but a right of free speech."

With all due respect, you are the poster child of the word "IRRATIONAL."

You're entitled to all the free speech you so desire, but never forget that you do it while hiding behind an anonymous nicname and your computer.

Why not have the courage of your conviction and try ministering to a few homosexuals one on one? I'm sure that your rationality and your free speech would be plastered all over your face.

January 29, 2014 at 11:24 a.m.
prairie_dog said...

I was married to a woman who believed in putting emotions first and finances last, and the inevitable result was that she ruined us financially and we were both left going our separate ways with not a cent between us.

When I moved on without her, got a job and worked my way out of debt, my life got better. Now I'm retired and enjoying the benefits I earned. I don't know where she is, and I don't care.

Anybody see the parable here?

January 29, 2014 at 12:16 p.m.

It doesn't work Alprova. You criticize those who point out exactly what GAYS have done in their quest to legitimize their behavior. Their "sexual" acts are promoted in schools in New York City to school kids. They go out of their way to make sure we know what they do, then jerks like you don't like when we point out what they do. Jackass.

There's no agenda? Really? Naive and arrogant you are. You love criticizing Christians and Christ/GOD.

You, like all lefties, are transparent.

January 29, 2014 at 12:17 p.m.

Back to the topic. The GAY thing/melodrama/drama queen thing is just part of the whole bread and circuses bull$hit the left tosses out to distract from that dick we have in the WH. He stood up last night and told America that he is going willfully violate the Constitution in 2014, as he has done many, many times. He might as well be Mussolini or Chavez. He's a lawless prick.

January 29, 2014 at 12:23 p.m.
BobMKE said...

Marxist/Progressive/Communist/Socialist tyrants love sheer joy of being able to tell people what to do, what to say, what to eat, when they can drive, ad nauseum. They love the Power. The above tyrants believe that the path to opportunity is through more government; and the conservatives believe the path to opportunity is more enterprise. In a free market system, people become rich by supplying the needs and wants of other people. The tyrants in history have tried this for ever and history shows that it never works. Oblameless is now a perfect example that big government just doesn’t work. He is not going to be allowed to become an imperial president. History also has shown the tyrants social “enginening or experiment" has ended in graves, lots of graves.

January 29, 2014 at 12:24 p.m.
prairie_dog said...

Okay, to all you fundamentalists, wise up. Gays are gay and beyond salvation. Deal with it. People will find their natural way and either be straight, or gay, or something else, and the thing YOU FUNDAMENTALISTS should be smart enough to know is that IF YOU DO NOT HAVE AN ATTRACTION FOR THE SAME SEX, that's your nature. God bless you. Is there anything you could possibly see or hear that would make you become attracted to someone of the same sex? NO! It does not work that way.

You cannot save them. Save yourselves. Minister to the poor, the widows and orphans. Feed the hungry. Heal the sick. Leave the gays alone -- it's a self-limiting problem. Let them be educated so they don't pass along HIV to some innocent person, and make everyone aware of the true facts of life. Sex can kill you if you don't use it the way God intended, and that's the lesson to teach the kids. They will make their own choices and find their own way, but you're not going to change their nature by preaching Bible verses at them.

January 29, 2014 at 12:25 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

Golly gee willakers. Try and throw a little lightheartedness in here and rickaroo comes unglued. Someone sh!t in your cornflakes this morning? Take a pill and chill man!

You must be a bear to live with.

January 29, 2014 at 12:40 p.m.
GaussianInteger said...

"Secondly, I pick verses and make comments I deem important to the topic at hand and germane to the topic at hand."

And you also bend and twist information to fit your agenda. You also bully people when they share a different opinion then yours. You insult them or blast them with bible verses that may or may not be applicable to the conversation. Very childish and unChristlike behavior and in extremely poor taste.

January 29, 2014 at 12:42 p.m.
conservative said...

GaussianInteger

And you just falsely accuse. You have accused me 3 maybe 4 times of changing the word of God.

You have posted no evidence, just false accusations.

Why, because that is all you can do.

January 29, 2014 at 12:52 p.m.
conservative said...

Mr. Anthony Provancher, a.k.a. alprova wrote:

"I'm a Christian, and always will be" and "I am a practicing Christian"

"Get something through your thick head. I have NEVER blasphemed God."

"Jesus could not have been God;"

" Jesus most definitely did sin."

January 29, 2014 at 12:59 p.m.
GaussianInteger said...

"You have posted no evidence, just false accusations."

Another lie by the conman. I posted this yesterday evening at 840 PM:

"I have never lied on this forum, con-man. For you to say so adds another lie to the list. You were caught January 24th, at 517 PM, misquoting a stat from a link you provided.

http://timesfreepress.com/news/2014/jan/24/baby-buggy/#comments"

January 29, 2014 at 1:04 p.m.
conservative said...

And I posted this to correct you:

conservative said...

GaussianInteger said...

I have never lied on this forum, con-man. For you to say so adds another lie to the list. You were caught January 24th, at 517 PM, misquoting a stat from a link you provided.

http://timesfreepress.com/news/2014/jan/24/baby-buggy/#comments

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Yes you have lied about me misquoting, and adding to the Bible 3, maybe 4 times and I have called you on it just as I did 8:32 p.m.

I quoted the stat about abortion word for word that is why they call it a quote.

Think, instead of making false statements.

January 29, 2014 at 1:11 p.m.
conservative said...

conservative said...

GaussianInteger said...

I asked a pretty easy question. A man that chooses to rewrite bible verses to fit his argument surely doesn't want to hear what I think.

January 17, 2014 at 4:46 p.m.

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That's a Lie!

I have rewritten no Bible verse.

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor HOMOSEXUALS, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. 1 CORINTHIANS 6:9-10. NAS

January 17, 2014 at 5:10 p.m.

January 29, 2014 at 1:23 p.m.
MickeyRat said...

The Qur’an speaks poorly of your breed Conservative. Heed the true true.

From the verses:

[83.1] Woe to the defrauders,

[48.28] He it is Who sent His Apostle with the guidance and the true religion (Islam) that He may make it prevail over all the religions; and Allah is enough for a witness.

[48.29] Muhammad is the Apostle of Allah, and those with him are firm of heart against the unbelievers, compassionate among themselves; you will see them bowing down, prostrating themselves, seeking grace from Allah and pleasure; their marks are in their faces because of the effect of prostration; that is their description in the Taurat and their description in the Injeel; like as seed-produce that puts forth its sprout, then strengthens it, so it becomes stout and stands firmly on its stem, delighting the sowers that He may enrage the unbelievers on account of them; Allah has promised those among them who believe and do good, forgiveness and a great reward.

[63.8] They say: If we return to Medina, the mighty will surely drive out the meaner therefrom; and to Allah belongs the might and to His Apostle and to the believers, but the hypocrites do not know.

[104.1] Woe to every slanderer, defamer.

Thus it is you Conservative (slanderer, defamer), devotee of false prophet, slanderer of the truth that shall not dwell in the house of Allah.

BURN

January 29, 2014 at 1:59 p.m.
conservative said...

GaussianInteger

I ran across this comment of yours to Soakya which gets to the heart of Liberal's misbelief of who is a Christian.

GaussianInteger said...

"Soakya, give it a rest. When was the last time you were on a college campus? I would say approximately 85% of the students at UTC would classify as Christians. You are delusional to believe that college campuses are nothing but liberal atheists or Muslim devotee."

You could not possibly know what a Christian is when you make that claim.

I have only recently discovered that Liberals believe and teach others the false belief, myth, and lie that one is a Christian IF he says he is a Christian.

This is such a mind boggling lie, a lie believed and propagated by most of the Liberals who comment here.

Lkeithlu, Anthony Provancher, yourself, rickaroo, easy, and jjmez readily come to mind. I am sure there are others but I don't waste time reading them. When you have the word Liberal in your name or attack the Bible, or attack Christianity, you have already self destructed, so they don't need my help.

more to come...

January 29, 2014 at 2:07 p.m.

The cartoon could also be titled "The state of relations between the U.S. and her allies."

A community organizer / pop star does not a world leader make.

January 29, 2014 at 2:38 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Roo, with respect to the people on this forum, and grading on the curve, yes,I'm a moderate. BTW, pal, you're quite the name-caller. Very mean spirited. In fact, you hurt my feelings.

January 29, 2014 at 3:02 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Rat and the Quran. Quite a pairing. Makes sense.

January 29, 2014 at 3:18 p.m.
GaussianInteger said...

I made a substantiated claim. I would guess that you have probably never stepped foot on UTC's campus, so how would you know to the contrary? If someone says they are a "Christian", you are of no authority to say they are not. And I told you earlier, I'm not a liberal. So either you are illiterate or you are spreading additional lies about me. Which one is it?

January 29, 2014 at 3:23 p.m.
inquiringmind said...

Conservative, the more proper, quasi-literal translation from Greek of 1 Cor 6:9-10 goes like this: " Do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! Fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, sodomites, thieves, the greedy, drunkards, revilers, robbers—none of these will inherit the kingdom of God. " (NRSV)

But while you are at it, read up on the whole popular situation in Corinth, Aphrodite worship and exactly what Paul was talking about. Paul (not Jesus) hasn't gotten to the part expressed more clearly in Romans 10:9-13.

I wish we all had your clarity about who are Christians, should we follow your behavioral model?

January 29, 2014 at 3:31 p.m.
conservative said...

Well you can call it "more proper" if you like over the New American Standard translation which is recognized as an excellent modern literal translation.

The more important point is this - your selected translation really does NOT differ in the FACT that fornicators, male prostitutes and sodomites will NOT inherit the Kingdom of God.

I share your wish that people, specifically misguided Liberals know what a Christian is.

Why don't you type a Google search such as "what are the essential beliefs and doctrines of Christianity" and find out for yourself?

January 29, 2014 at 3:48 p.m.
inquiringmind said...

And you haven't done your homework...read Romans 10:9-13

January 29, 2014 at 3:53 p.m.
Jt6gR3hM said...

GaussianInteger said...

900 PM should be about the time when you start cleaning the commodes while you're working your 2nd shift janitorial job.

How typical ... using good honest work done by hardworking simple people to denigrate your opponents ... cheap points to say the least.

January 29, 2014 at 4:02 p.m.
conservative said...

inquiringmind

Please explain and substantiate your accusation.

January 29, 2014 at 4:03 p.m.
Jt6gR3hM said...

GaussianInteger said...

One, I am not a Liberal.

You’re a Moderate ... Right? You evaluate all sides and then vote for the best choice. How could we have thought otherwise?

Of course, if one disagrees with any part of the "GOP/Conservative/Tea Party agenda", then they are automatically labelled a liberal.

Or vice versa you’re a Nat-Zee.

But call me whatever, I care nothing what you think.

Of course you don’t and that is why you didn’t respond to him about it.

January 29, 2014 at 4:21 p.m.
conservative said...

GaussianInteger said...

I made a substantiated claim. I would guess that you have probably never stepped foot on UTC's campus, so how would you know to the contrary? If someone says they are a "Christian", you are of no authority to say they are not. And I told you earlier, I'm not a liberal. So either you are illiterate or you are spreading additional lies about me. Which one is it? January 29, 2014 at 3:23 p.m.

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"If someone says they are a "Christian", you are of no authority to say they are not"

Nice straw man!

Who could say yes or no or have doubts about any individual with such a statement alone?

However, you made a judgment that 85% were Christians, so you also made a judgment that 15% were not Christians by exclusion.

What is your authority for saying the ratio of Christians verses non Christians at UTC?

January 29, 2014 at 4:26 p.m.
inquiringmind said...

conserve sez, "Why don't you type a Google search such as 'what are the essential beliefs and doctrines of Christianity'" - good luck with that, folks have fought over that definition for 2000 years and still do not agree. I'll hang my hat on Romans 10:9-13 and avoid self-appointing me (or you) to judge other's worthiness to get to heaven.

January 29, 2014 at 4:41 p.m.
Jt6gR3hM said...

schizka said...

He@@! a lot of your fellow GOPers have jumped ship and have now formed new parties bringing back the Whig or calling themselves Independent and Libertarians because they realize how badly the Republicans have screwed up. They're distancing themselves from the name.

If that is happening do you suppose it is for a closer alignment with Fleabagger principles and policies? Or could it be that they think the mainstream GOP leaders are selling out their core beliefs for some electoral advantage that never materializes?

The breakaway groups will try to get their people nominated under the GOP umbrella but if not who are they going to vote for? Not the fleabagger choice; so the supposed fact that some Republicans no longer self identify as members, they are for all practical purposes. As it stands right now the GOP has a lock on the House and the lead in taking the Senate this November.

He also seems to have a strange fixation regarding homosexuality.

Seems I recall several other conservatives who spoke out vociferously against gays. Mark Foley, Ted Haggard, Larry Craig, Bob Allen, and Georgia Pastor Eddie Long to name a few. Hmmm.

You seem to have a strange fixation on closeted homosexuals . I wonder why.

January 29, 2014 at 4:43 p.m.
conservative said...

inquiringmind

"inquiringmind said...

conserve sez, "Why don't you type a Google search such as 'what are the essential beliefs and doctrines of Christianity'" - good luck with that, folks have fought over that definition for 2000 years and still do not agree. I'll hang my hat on Romans 10:9-13 and avoid self-appointing me (or you) to judge other's worthiness to get to heaven."

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Well that is just a cop out. Reasonable people can agree on the essentials of Christianity.

You have boxed yourself into the position that you can believe anything and be a Christian.

Why do you bother with the handle inquiring mind?

If you were fell ill somewhere at a mall and a stranger approached you and said "drink this" don't worry I am a doctor, would you accept his statement as proof?

January 29, 2014 at 4:54 p.m.
conservative said...

GaussianInteger

Now, I recognize that if one is ignorant of Christianity then that one can be led to believe a Christian is everyone who says so, if he is surrounded by others who teach and believe the same nonsense. However, I didn't realize just how profound is the ignorance of many.

Incredibly lkietlu once said to me that Hitler was a Christian! That was probably the dumbest thing, I ever heard. One day I went to the Wickedpedia site to see what they said about Hitler. Incredibly they claimed that Hitler was a Christian! Now, I don't know if that is where she got if from but at least I began to realize many others must also believe the same nonsense. Another time Anthony Provancher called the mass killer at the movie theater in Colorado a Christian. Why? Simply because the Liberal know nothing press did. A case of the blind misleading the blind. Lkiethlu has also stated that the prisons are full of Christians!

Now, is this feigned ignorance on the part of many, real ignorance on the part of many or just anti Christian hate to call evil people Christians? Anthony Provancher is the worst I have ever come across. Why? Because he is capable of doing research to see what it means to be a Christian but instead often insists on spewing blasphemy and anti Christian hate. By his own admission, he has had years of Mormon training, which is anti Christian indoctrination. The Mormons are a cult.

more to come.....

January 29, 2014 at 5:10 p.m.
Jt6gR3hM said...

alprova said...

But you're not a moderate, as you have attempted to claim many times in here.

And you are not really a true registered Republican that you cowardly claim to be to deceive people, to their face, as to your real beliefs for your own personal gain... Right?

January 29, 2014 at 5:24 p.m.
Jt6gR3hM said...

Rickaroo said...

Maybe you think you don't wear a label, PT, but we all wear a label of some kind. You're just too chickensh!t to admit what your true label is. And no, you're not a "moderate independent," as you like to claim. Even if you were, that doesn't make you label-free. Labels are not cruel. It's the hypocrisy of not owning up to our labels, or who we really are, that is cruel.

I think it all depends on who gets to name the label ... you or your opponents. None the less I’m glad that you realize that people are labeled and you are accepting of yours .... “A-Hole” ... LMFAO!!

January 29, 2014 at 5:26 p.m.
dude_abides said...

conservative said... "If you were fell ill somewhere at a mall and a stranger approached you and said "drink this" don't worry I am a doctor, would you accept his statement as proof?"

You do.

January 29, 2014 at 5:29 p.m.
dude_abides said...

Anybody know what Grimm said?

January 29, 2014 at 5:39 p.m.
fairmon said...

The cartoon is about gird lock while the majority of the post are about homosexuality. Do you not view that as queer behavior?

Anyone paying attention to what each party is promoting they would be thankful for grid lock.

I love the way the market reacts to Obama. Every time he schedules a nation wide speech just buy put options on the S&P and make a killing. He can knock the stock market down quicker than a team of hedge fund managers selling short.

MY-IRA should really go over big with so many people not working and the number working part time or with low incomes. Another fed program removing money from the economy is just what the country needs.

I anticipate the MYIRA will require 100% participation or pay additional taxes and those at the lower income levels receive a subsidy deposited to their MYIRA. It is a way to get the FED out of the business of buying bonds with newly printed money and will keep interest rates down.

January 29, 2014 at 6:04 p.m.
conservative said...

inquiringmind

"I'll hang my hat on Romans 10:9-13 and avoid self-appointing me (or you) to judge other's worthiness to get to heaven."

"that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; for “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:9-13

Now every word of that passage is true, it is the word of God, and not the opinion of man as Anthony Provancher insists when he blasphemes.

But you must consider that all Scripture is inspired of God and that Scripture explains and clarifies Scripture.

One can take this passage alone and claim it teaches something different than what other Scripture teaches about Salvation. This is what cults and non believers do.

For example in the first sentence many believe that all they have to do is say that Jesus is Lord. They believe that all they have to do is have a mental agreement that Jesus is Lord.

Of course they couldn't be more wrong. One must make Jesus the Lord of his life. He must obey the word of God. How can you obey the word of God if you don't read and study the word of God.? How can you eliminate most of the word of God to obey and learn His will as Anthony Provancher does by just calling it the opinion of men?

more to come...

January 29, 2014 at 6:24 p.m.
inquiringmind said...

like I said conservative, it must be nice to know (claim to) the mind of God.

January 29, 2014 at 6:36 p.m.
alprova said...

conservative wrote: "Well that is just a cop out. Reasonable people can agree on the essentials of Christianity."

That may be true, but you are not one of those reasonable people. You are as extreme about your form of religion as a Muslim terrorist is in their understanding of Islam.

"You have boxed yourself into the position that you can believe anything and be a Christian."

You have boxed yourself into the position that you believe the Bible to be the "word of God," which any REASONABLE person knows that it is not.

January 29, 2014 at 6:36 p.m.
inquiringmind said...

Actually he ought to read John 1:1-5 or 3:16

January 29, 2014 at 6:40 p.m.
alprova said...

conservativewrote: "Well you can call it "more proper" if you like over the New American Standard translation which is recognized as an excellent modern literal translation."

Recognized by who? God? Did God write the Bible and translate it into the New American Standard version, or did human beings do that?

God had no hand whatsoever in the creation or any translation of the Bible. It has never been God's word. Every single word was written by walking, talking, human beings.

If you're going to refute something, then refute that, if you dare.

The more important point is this - your selected translation really does NOT differ in the FACT that fornicators, male prostitutes and sodomites will NOT inherit the Kingdom of God."

Have you ever been with a woman? Have you ever muff dived? If so, you are q sodomite. I'd love for you to argue that one.

"Why don't you type a Google search such as "what are the essential beliefs and doctrines of Christianity" and find out for yourself?"

I also urge others to do so too. Anyone that does will be busy for quite sometime reading the 1,400,000 page results.

January 29, 2014 at 6:45 p.m.
alprova said...

dude_abides asked: "Anybody know what Grimm said?"

When asked a question about his legal problems related to his 2010 fundraising, in which he is accused of taking illegal contributions, Representative said on camera;

“I will break you in half. Like a boy. ” “Let me clear to you. You ever do that to me again, I’ll throw you off this f----g balcony."

January 29, 2014 at 7:21 p.m.
alprova said...

conservative wrote: "Now every word of that passage is true, it is the word of God, and not the opinion of man as Anthony Provancher insists when he blasphemes."

Sir, I don't recall ever contradicting Romans 10:9-13, but you are free to scan your elaborative quotes to find any proof that I have.

"But you must consider that all Scripture is inspired of God and that Scripture explains and clarifies Scripture."

Oops...now we're donning those shoes made of waffles. So which describes Romans 10:9-13, inspired scripture or is it a clarification?

Be very careful how you answer that.

"One can take this passage alone and claim it teaches something different than what other Scripture teaches about Salvation. This is what cults and non believers do."

I see, so it could not be, if we accept your explanation, one of those Biblical contradictions that I have referred to in the past?

The Bible is perfect, right?

"For example in the first sentence many believe that all they have to do is say that Jesus is Lord. They believe that all they have to do is have a mental agreement that Jesus is Lord."

That's what the sentences add up to, don't they? It's right there in black and white. How can you even attempt to discredit it? After all, it has to be the inspired word of God.

"Of course they couldn't be more wrong. One must make Jesus the Lord of his life. He must obey the word of God. How can you obey the word of God if you don't read and study the word of God.?"

That's not what it says, and you know it. For certain, there are other passages that set forth different criteria, but how can you ignore what it written, that you, yourself, just said was the word of God?

Why not face the fact that the Bible is not the inspired word of God and it is highly likely that it is nothing more than a collection of letters and blogs, written by men who are as confused as you are?

"How can you eliminate most of the word of God to obey and learn His will as Anthony Provancher does by just calling it the opinion of men?"

Because that is EXACTLY what the Bible is, and you cannot PROVE any concept of devine inspiration, any more than you can claim to be any more a troo Christian than I am.

January 29, 2014 at 7:37 p.m.
GaussianInteger said...

Jt, the savior of Conservative and Maximus. Maybe you can make them brownies and deliver to them tomorrow.

Con-man, you know nothing about me or my relationship with God. You have no authority to say who is a Christian and who is not. Let it go; posting a bunch of bible verses might make you look cool to your bible study group, but it does nothing for me or most of the posters on this board. Quit acting like spirituality is some sort of country club and you are part of the initiation board. You are no more entitled to spend eternity in heaven then anyone else. I'm pretty sure you can find that somewhere in your bible, but you probably overlooked that part as it doesn't fit into the venom you spew.

January 29, 2014 at 7:38 p.m.
conservative said...

inquiringmind said... like I said conservative, it must be nice to know (claim to) the mind of God. January 29, 2014 at 6:36 p.m

===============================

That's it?

You still claim all you need is Romans 10:9-13?

The word of God is from the mind of God.

That's it?

You claim all you need is Romans 10:9-13.

The word of God is from the mind of God.

You need other Scripture to know the mind of God on the essential doctrines in Romans 10:9-10 pertaining to Salvation, Lordship, the death and resurection of Jesus Christ, righteousness, and confession of sins other than these verses you are "hanging your hat on."

These doctines are explained in further detail through out Scripture. There are no wasted words in Scripture.

All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

You and no one else can rightfully claim to know the mind of God on these important and essential doctrines in just those few verses.

January 29, 2014 at 7:38 p.m.
dude_abides said...

No way, alprova! Not a sitting congressman! Isn't that a terroristic threat? Will Congress allow this to go unchecked? An elected official threatens to do grievous bodily harm to an American reporter for asking a question about his campaign! Being a centrist, I feel like any member of either party should be brought up on charges for this type behavior. I'm sure all the other "people in the middle" will agree!

January 29, 2014 at 7:45 p.m.
GaussianInteger said...

"Sorry, but you and no one else can rightfully claim to know the mind of God."

Including you Con-man.

P.S. Corey Garrett did a survey of UTC students in 2012 and 84% said they were Christians. So there's your proof big man.

January 29, 2014 at 7:49 p.m.
conservative said...

inquiringmind:

Another point about the word Lord in that first sentence:

Jesus is Lord, Jesus is God!

The cults deny that Jesus is God.

This verse is about Jesus as Lord, creator:

“You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth," Hebrews 1:10

Jesus, the second person of the Trinity ( God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit) created heaven, earth and everything:

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. Colossians 1:15-16

Jesus is God, is essential Christian doctrine.

Volumes have been written about the truths in Romans 10:9-13

January 29, 2014 at 7:52 p.m.
alprova said...

inquiring mind wrote: "like I said conservative, it must be nice to know (claim to) the mind of God."

That right there is one of the man's biggest problems. He believes that he is empowered to write his very own "inspired" Biblical translations.

Further, he believes that he, and only he, is empowered to dictate to others an assessment of their Christianity, which if the least bit different from his own, to be a that of a deceiver.

Con man, God gifted me with a brain to reason and to question that which does not make sense. I have read the Bible many times, cover to cover, and I, like many people, have concerns and questions about the contents of the Bible.

I have spent countless hours researching the context of contradictory scripture. I make no claim to be a Biblical scholar and never will, but I formed a very educated opinion many years ago that the Bible is a very imperfect collection of writings, which have been altered uncountable times, by human beings.

You are free to believe anything you so desire. I have written that sentence many times. What you are not entitled to is to use your Biblical beliefs to condemn and to persecute others in the manner that you do.

If you do not understand that today, you will when you stand in front of God, when it is your turn to do so. The proof to that very thing is found in your Bible.

Heed it or ingnore it. It's your choice, either way. You are responsible for your soul, just like everyone else. No one empowered you to preach. No one empowered you to pass judgment.

And most of all, no one empowered you as any authority to dispense Biblical interpretations.

January 29, 2014 at 7:56 p.m.
alprova said...

dude_abides wrote: "No way, alprova! Not a sitting congressman! Isn't that a terroristic threat? Will Congress allow this to go unchecked? An elected official threatens to do grievous bodily harm to an American reporter for asking a question about his campaign! Being a centrist, I feel like any member of either party should be brought up on charges for this type behavior. I'm sure all the other "people in the middle" will agree!"

We'll see in time if anything transpires from this, and if it does, I predict there will be a procession of posts, citing that no Democrat has ever been punished for doing something similar, or they will hail the Republicans for punishing the man.

The man is in enough hot water as it is, and it's no wonder why he lost his temper. The funny thing is, no one outside of New York perhaps, was even aware of his legal problems, until last night.

Now the entire nation is aware of it.

January 29, 2014 at 8:03 p.m.
conservative said...

GaussianInteger said...

"Sorry, but you and no one else can rightfully claim to know the mind of God."

Including you Con-man.

============================

I am just aghast at your words!

The Bible IS God's revelation of Himself to mankind. God's word is from the mind of God and contains His will GaussianInteger.

A simple example - the 10 Commandments

Please, for your own sake, stop.

January 29, 2014 at 8:06 p.m.
conservative said...

Mr. Anthony Provancher, a.k.a. alprova wrote:

"I'm a Christian, and always will be" and "I am a practicing Christian"

"Get something through your thick head. I have NEVER blasphemed God."

"Jesus could not have been God;"

"God did indeed commit mass murder of innocent life,"

" Jesus most definitely did sin."

January 29, 2014 at 8:14 p.m.
alprova said...

Con man, The Bible clearly refers to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost as separate beings over and over and over again.

Where do you find in the BIBLE and reference to God referring to himself as his son or his father?

I am still waiting for you to point out the scripture in the Bible where it says that in order to be a Christian you must believe in a doctrine that does not specifically appear anywhere in the Bible and instead, is contrary to that which appears in many scriptures contained in the Bible.

But please...remind me how perfect and easily explained, all that is written in the version of the Bible you read.

January 29, 2014 at 8:15 p.m.
conservative said...

Mr. Anthony Provancher, a.k.a. alprova wrote:

"The idea that we are to accept a mass-murderer as an object of worship doesn't reflect well upon Christians at all. If he murdered nearly every human on the planet, God is far more heinous than Hitler. Yet Christians are to willfully worship him without question. Why?"

January 29, 2014 at 8:17 p.m.
alprova said...

conservative wrote: "I am just aghast at your words!"

You never cease to amaze me with your words.

"The Bible IS God's revelation of Himself to mankind. God's word is from the mind of God and contains His will GaussianInteger."

Then why can't he will you to conclusively deal with the challenges people put forth to you, that you REFUSE to deal with.

You can't seem to type anything that begins to refute that which leaves you "aghast."

"A simple example - the 10 Commandments"

Now you're starting to cook with gas. The Ten Commandments are represented as words in the Bible that are attributed to God himself.

The Ten Commandments are the word of God. Unfortunately for you, "thall shall not be a homosexual" are not one of those commandments.

Where in the Bible, does God condemn homosexuality? Where in the Bible does Jesus condemn homosexuality? Where in the Bible does the Holy Ghost condemn homosexuality?

For certain, there were human beings who condemn homosexuality, but those men were not God, his Son, or representative of his spirit. Those men were as inspired as you believe you are.

"Please, for your own sake, stop."

Funny. You really need to take your own advice, buuuuttt...that's not gonna happen, is it?

January 29, 2014 at 8:26 p.m.
GaussianInteger said...

Nice try Con-man. So "but you and no one else" means everyone but yourself? You sound crazier and crazier each post.

January 29, 2014 at 8:29 p.m.
alprova said...

Con man is painfully unaware that by posting my words repeatedly, he is making more and more people aware that there are things to question in the Bible.

People who sit in a pew on Sunday are blessedly brainwashed into never thinking for themselves or pondering that which appears in the Bible. They are spoonfed the personal beliefs of the man standing in front of them.

They are TOLD what to believe. And Heaven help anyone who dares to question or challenge them on their beliefs or interpretations.

January 29, 2014 at 8:34 p.m.
alprova said...

conservative wrote: "This verse is about Jesus as Lord, creator: “You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth," Hebrews 1:10"

Remember how many times I have accused you of taking acripture outside of the context it was presented. Ding, ding, ding!!! You're guilty of it again!!

In Hebrews 1:3 you will read the following;

"The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven."

It does not say that Jesus was God, or became God, or that God was Jesus. It says that he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in Heaven.

But then, that cannot be, if one believes that the Bible is perfect, without contradiction, and is the word of God.

If Jesus took his place at the right hand side of God, how can he be God?

Looks to me, that a perfect Bible would have made that a little more clear, but what do I know. I'm just a "Morman indoctrinated blasphemer," right?

January 29, 2014 at 8:50 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Alpo is particularly flatulent tonite. One word. Beano.

January 29, 2014 at 8:53 p.m.
inquiringmind said...

conserve sez, "All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17" This is remarkably good advice for you conserve.

Also on your remarkable claim to know the mind of God, are you familiar with Is. 55:8-9:

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Peace my friend.  

January 29, 2014 at 9:02 p.m.
inquiringmind said...

Now back to the cartoon.

The exchange between conservative and various ones of you is a great example of what appears to ail Congress and this country. Everyone is too busy trying to talk over, or past, the other and has stuffed cotton in their ears becoming nothing more than talking heads.

January 29, 2014 at 9:05 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

^^^^ amen

January 29, 2014 at 9:21 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Alpo/Con-man: Who is more full of it? Tough call.

January 29, 2014 at 9:35 p.m.
alprova said...

Pt, I believe you are so "full of it" that you need a 20 pound plunger every time you visit your outhouse. You're great at dropping turds in here and never flushing, so it's an easy stretch to assume you are used to no running water in your shack.

January 29, 2014 at 9:50 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

HaHAHA Alpo. You got me pegged. And it's cold as hayel in there!

January 29, 2014 at 9:59 p.m.
TheCommander said...

Alprova says "Con man, The Bible clearly refers to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost as separate beings over and over and over again."

Can you point me to one verse that supports your statement? Thanks

January 29, 2014 at 10:04 p.m.
alprova said...

Matthew 24:36, John 5:26, Mark 10:18, Matthew 6:9, and the aforementioned and quoted Hebrews 1:3

January 29, 2014 at 10:28 p.m.
TheCommander said...

Interesting. I read all those same verses and they tell me about the unity between the father and the son. They do nothing to disprove the doctrine of the Trinity nature of God. In fact, the verse in Hebrews you quoted supports just the opposite conclusion. It supports what Jesus claimed of himself in John 8:58 "...before Abraham was born, I AM." (The very name God told Moses to tell Israel) or John 10:30 - which says "I and the Father are one." - The Father being distinct from the Son, yet are the same. "Hear O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one!" - Deut. 6:4

January 30, 2014 at 12:13 a.m.

Al-disproven is a sucker for the unconventional, making him a sitting duck when the Mormons came knocking. He doesn’t understand that God used men to write Scripture – His Word. The idea of secondary causation escapes him. http://www.opc.org/new_horizons/Inspiration.html

You would think that a car dealer would take a look under the hood before buying. I suppose he is still sold on the idea that Jesus was married, despite the fact that his own sources discount that conclusion as preposterous.

If you know anyone with a Yugo or a Pinto to unload, I think you’ve found yourself a buyer.

January 30, 2014 at 12:45 a.m.
alprova said...

Hence the dispute as to what a biblical scripture says will continue until the end of time. I remember an experiment during my youth, where ten of us in Sunday School were told to read a sentence of scripture and write down what we each thought it meant.

Guess how many different answers were read.,

Ten.

Clearly, some people see what they want to see when reading scripture. I'm not going to. argue about it. Some will agree with me and some will see it differently.

Who's right and who's wrong? God will let us all know some day.

January 30, 2014 at 1:08 a.m.
alprova said...

Wwwtw, I have never suggested that Jesus was ever married, but who truly knows one way or the other? Can you say with any certainty that he was not? Better men than any one of us have pondered that for years.

That aside, I'm not interested in buying any Yugo's but I'd definitely buy a Pinto any day of the week. I know a collector or two

January 30, 2014 at 1:25 a.m.
blackwater48 said...

POINTLESS REPUBLICANS

During the 2008 campaign Senator Obama said there are no red states, no blue states, just the United States of America. He promised, if elected, to work with republicans to craft legislation to help lift the Country out of a terrible recession. He promised to end gridlock and usher in a new era of bi-partisan politics.

On Inauguration night, while bands played and the Obamas danced in the White House, congressional republicans held a strategy session. They decided they would block, obstruct, delay, and filibuster Obama at every turn to prevent him from fulfilling his campaign promise.

He would be seen as a failure and republicans would avoid scrutiny because, after all, Obama said that He was going to get along with Them.

It was a simple plan thought up by simple minds. "Heck," McConnell said, "let's promise to say NO to everything! Even when he tries to incorporate republican proposals into new legislation, like the individual mandate provision in health care reform, we'll say NO to that, too!"

For the past five years congressional republicans have done just that. That's all you need to know about America's deep political divide. And because republicans have no unifying principles, new big ideas, no political backbone, the GOP is beginning to die. It's turning on itself with establishment republicans fighting libertarians and tea baggers fighting everyone. That's why they had three separate responses to the SOTUS.

Who knows what republicans stand for? Why does anyone takes them seriously?

January 30, 2014 at 1:59 a.m.
fairmon said...

So much preaching going on it is disgusting. No doubt many of you expect to be on the committee come judgment day. I think you may be surprised when you are not selected to participate in judging others.

What does the bible say about grid lock and a dysfunctional government?

January 30, 2014 at 2:33 a.m.
TOES02800 said...

WOW!! Go to work for ten hours and it turned into the 700 club in here.....TOES 3:19

January 30, 2014 at 3:20 a.m.
conservative said...

inquiringmind said...

conserve sez, "All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17" This is remarkably good advice for you conserve.

Also on your remarkable claim to know the mind of God, are you familiar with Is. 55:8-9:

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Peace my friend.

=========================

I never claimed to know the mind of God per se, just on what He has revealed in Scripture.

The mind of God is contained in His word. Apart from the revelation of Himself in His word we would know very little about Him.

This is so basic and easy to understand that I can't help but believe that you are deliberately trying to misrepresent what I wrote.

You might want to reread what I wrote and not what GaussianInteger said that I wrote.

January 30, 2014 at 7:52 a.m.
facyspacy said...

Obama's speech was regurgitated campaign promises... Same ole BS that hasn't worked in 5 years. He tried to a diversion technique at the end by presenting a war hero so maybe no one will look at the real state of the union. Shoot, it's been two weeks, maybe it is time for another vacation Mr Obama.?

January 30, 2014 at 7:55 a.m.
rick1 said...

Just when you thought NBC could not get any lower, Reporter Mark Murphy tried to compared Obama to the injured war hero.

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2014/01/29/nbc-news-senior-political-editor-compares-wounded-war-heros-story-to-obamas-n1786590

January 30, 2014 at 8:38 a.m.
inquiringmind said...

conserve,

The problem, or challenge, with revelation (your word) is you always need somebody around who can determine of you have been smoking dope, eating mushrooms, drinking too much, listening to Lenny Bruce or really heard God speak. If the Word is the only thing we have to reflect God's mind and you accept the Isaiah passage then you ought to acknowledge the problem/responsibility with your position on revelation.

We all ought to have a bit of humility in how we try to apply it to OTHERS rather than ourself. Remember the caution about the log in our eye?

Revelation has always ended up as a collective understanding but that isn't what this particular cartoon is about.

Shall we stop the religious discussion now?

January 30, 2014 at 8:48 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

I was particularly taken with The Organizer's (blessings be all over him) statement on Gitmo in the SOTU. Very encouraged by that.

January 30, 2014 at 8:49 a.m.
limric said...

Listening to the Republican (along with their cheerleader media) response/rebuttals to the State of the Union Address, and then reading the usual suspect’s response/rebuttals posted here gives credence to Isaac Asimov’s maxim:

"There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life; nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'”

A few of the truly imbecilic media responses – which will no doubt be vigorously defended here with empty accusations, a plethora of whataboutisms, distraction, and vacuous commentary.

”Higher Wages Have No Place in A Recovering Economy.”

Women Get Paid Exactly What They're Worth. They don’t want a Little Special Handout.”

”The Income Inequality Debate is Bullying of the Wealthy.”

”Obama Invited Wounded Veteran To The State Of The Union To Say Look What George Bush Is Responsible For"

January 30, 2014 at 9:19 a.m.
conservative said...

inquiringmind

It won't stop because you and others won't stop.

You addressed me first, Anthony Provancher addresses me first, GaussianInteger addresses me first.

Mr. Bennett constantly pushes Homosexuality/sodomy.

I cite Scripture, which is the mind of God on the matter.

There seems to be several people who are deeply convicted by 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 so they strike out at me.

Grasp this inquiringmind, I am going to defend THE faith to the best of my ability and no effort by you or anyone else will stop me.

God's word is truth, heaven and earth will pass away but God's word will not.

I expect insults, persecution, slander, false accusations from those opposed to God:

“Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Matthew 5:11-12

“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours. John 15:18-20

January 30, 2014 at 9:24 a.m.
GaussianInteger said...

"I never claimed to know the mind of God per se"

Oh really? Was this not your post from yesterday at 806 PM? Another untruth from the Christ-like poster:

"GaussianInteger said...

"Sorry, but you and no one else can rightfully claim to know the mind of God."

Including you Con-man.

============================

I am just aghast at your words!

The Bible IS God's revelation of Himself to mankind. God's word is from the mind of God and contains His will GaussianInteger.

A simple example - the 10 Commandments

Please, for your own sake, stop."

January 30, 2014 at 9:29 a.m.
GaussianInteger said...

Limric, political unrest/disapproval sells newspapers and encourages higher viewership. When the other party is in control, the opposing party uses news and editorials to show how bad things are and how citizens made a mistake with their vote. If the GOP wins the presidency in 2016, you will see the same op-editors and reporters spewing "the sky is falling" today, will be writing more of "everything is okay" then. Remember covering politics is big bucks and they are all looking to cash in. A lot of the GOP is mad at Christie because of what he did when Obama came to visit after Hurricane Sandy. I guess if he would have punched him in the balls, Christie would be a Tea Party hero and almost assured of the GOP nomination.

January 30, 2014 at 9:41 a.m.
GaussianInteger said...

Truth, interesting twitter post. Does that apply to members of both parties or just the left? I mean everyone knows that all followers of the GOP don't just follow the party, they pay attention to all of the issues and make a sound decisions not solely based on party politics, right?

January 30, 2014 at 9:48 a.m.
conservative said...

GaussianInteger

Is there a point you are trying to make?

The word of God comes from the mind of God. God's word is God's revelation of Himself to mankind. God's word is God's will.

We of course don't know all the mind of God which seems to be what you think I meant. However, we can know the mind of God on the subjects contained in His word.

January 30, 2014 at 9:49 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

Gassy, it's obvious to me that the R's are not in lockstep with the Party. To that extent, yeah, the R's are much less sheep-like. No?

January 30, 2014 at 9:52 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

"I don't want a president with the icy capacity to stand at the caskets of Benghazi's fallen, their families present, and tell a vicious lie" (SOS too) -Charlie Daniels

January 30, 2014 at 10:35 a.m.
GaussianInteger said...

I disagree totally Truth. How exactly is it the the "R's are not in lockstep with the Party"? They may moan and groan some, but on election day, who gets the vote (look at the last DesJarlais run for example)? Republicans are as sheep-like (if not more) as their democratic counterparts.

My point Con-man is that you paint yourself as a devoted follower, yet you result to fabrications and insults to drive home your point. The truth is enough, no need for you to attempt to change it to fit your agenda.

January 30, 2014 at 10:36 a.m.

There has to be a distinction made between Republicans and Conservatives. The GOP is not run by conservatives at all, it's controlled by folks like Boehner and others who like playing golf with Dems and just put up mild opposition. It's all kabuki. They're push overs. Extreme liberals/lefties control the Democrat Party. Moderates and conservative Democrats are outcasts. The liberal media constantly refers to the Republican Party as conservative, it's not.

The GOP is run by morons. I've voted Republican most of my life, and I have to say that all they are now are wannabe Dems. They want to be liked by the media. "we need to do something" said the head of the RNC, he 's referring to "immigration reform". That's suicide. All the illegal aliens that will now become citizens and rewarded for their illegal actions will all vote Democrat. The GOP has no backbone. BO bitches about the opposition, but there barely is any.

January 30, 2014 at 10:50 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

Here's some unsolicited advice, GasWorks. If you and Alpo would stop responding to conman, he might just go away. Now Alpo likes to respond for it gives him another reason to toot his loud and long smelly burps. You're not like that are you Gassy?

January 30, 2014 at 10:50 a.m.
jesse said...

How many times has Al SWORN off responding to con man!He just can't help himself!He can't pass up an opportunity to demonstrate his PROFOUND INSIGHT into all thing ! The BARON of BLOWVIATION!!

con man has the excuse of being bat sh!t nuts!!

January 30, 2014 at 11:03 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

Zablee is right @ 10:50. BTW, the R's are toast. If they go with immigration reform, they'll be snowed under by millions of new dem votes. If they vote against reform, will get zero minority votes. Classic conundrum. Time for 3rd party?

January 30, 2014 at 11:43 a.m.
limric said...

There is no denying it; Congress is utterly corrupt and completely incompetent. They are guilty of (possibly traitorous) dereliction of duty, pure and simple.

But during the State of the Union Address the President’s references to using executive orders to accomplish what he can’t get with Congress (however obstructive they are) struck me as a bit scary, and one should think carefully of Lord Acton’s warning that "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

President Obama (as are both houses) is financed by the .001%. After NAFTA and the Bush corporate coup of 2001, everything Washington has done has been calculated for their benefit. 9/11 accelerated it and today, Obama, the House & and Senate are driving Corvettes with free gas. Can there be any doubt that, as Dylan Ratigan said, ”We are being extracted” while hot button social issues act to distract us?

Is the solution to Congress’s absolute incompetence a further abdication of its responsibilities for type of autocracy? I vigorously opposed Bush’s desire for much the same thing.

Something is happening. I can’t quite put my finger on it. Or can I - but am just to afraid to admit it?

January 30, 2014 at 12:05 p.m.
conservative said...

GaussianInteger, you wrote:

"My point Con-man is that you paint yourself as a devoted follower, yet you result to fabrications and insults to drive home your point. The truth is enough, no need for you to attempt to change it to fit your agenda."

January 30, 2014 at 10:36 a.m

===============================

Well there you go again. More false accusations. No proof, no examples, just false accusations.

You even have the gall to accuse me of insults as you address me as Con-man!

You have lied when you said that I rewrote Scripture.

EXAMPLE-

GaussianInteger said...

"I asked a pretty easy question. A man that chooses to rewrite bible verses to fit his argument surely doesn't want to hear what I think."

January 17, 2014 at 4:46 p.m.

=================================

That's a Lie!

I have rewritten no Bible verse.

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor HOMOSEXUALS, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. 1 CORINTHIANS 6:9-10. NAS

January 17, 2014 at 5:10 p.m

January 30, 2014 at 12:13 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Gassy, you remind me of Alpo. You can take the most clear facts and obfuscate them. For instance, the republican party is fractured. Left, Middle, Right. Much infighting. And yet….you say they are in lockstep. How's that, Alpy, Jr.?

January 30, 2014 at 12:33 p.m.
GaussianInteger said...

Insults don't further your cause Truth, they make you appear to not have a good argument based on facts.

"For instance, the republican party is fractured. Left, Middle, Right. Much infighting. And yet….you say they are in lockstep."

It's easy Truth. The republican party is not "fractured" in the sense that you mean. It's more like when a teenager goes through a few different identity phases. Think about it, at the end of the day (on election day) for who are Moderates, Conservatives, Tea Partiers, etc. going to cast their vote (it's not going to be the guy with a D behind his name). Again, look at the last election from TN's 4th district for evidence.

January 30, 2014 at 12:44 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

A PSA for all male lefties. Especially Alpo: https://twitter.com/kldd210/status/428942644337586176/photo/1

January 30, 2014 at 12:46 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

Who could imagine having to look that ugly hag for eight years?

My god the children! What about the children??!!

January 30, 2014 at 12:57 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Gassy, you're proving my point re alpo. Infighting isn't related to fracture? That's just dumb. And I offered no insult. Your DesJarlais ditty proves nothing. TN is a red state. Red states vote R. Apparently it just rubs you the wrong way when I say the Dems are in lockstep. Obvious to most, I suspect.

January 30, 2014 at 1:01 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

Maybe the reason why Obama took 45 minutes to even mention Obamacare:

Obamacare’s Unpopularity Rises Among Uninsured

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/369917/obamacares-unpopularity-rises-among-uninsured-andrew-johnson

January 30, 2014 at 1:08 p.m.
GaussianInteger said...

Come on, PT. You have made what you feel about Alprova public and now you are comparing me to him. I don't think you would take it as a compliment if I compared you to someone I have criticized on a regular basis.

Infighting, fracture, whatever you call it; it means nothing when in the end, they all vote for your party. Yes, it creates good talk radio and leads to intense debates on Twitter and FB, but it does little to the polls. Democrats/Liberals are going to vote democrat; Republicans/Conservatives/Tea Partiers are going to vote republican. And I agree what you say about TN, does that mean that red state voters are sheep?

January 30, 2014 at 1:16 p.m.
inquiringmind said...

conserve get honest with us. You are not defending faith, you are defending your own particular, very narrow denominational interpretation. Your and your denomination's(?) interpretation appears to operate as if you are the self-appointed judge of faith. By the way, what is your denomination?

January 30, 2014 at 1:26 p.m.
alprova said...

Pt, it's plain as the wart on your long, crooked nose that you are more than slightly butt hurt, given that you can't leave me out of your little twinkie posts for five minutes.

You might find a little more pleasantness from people, if you could show a little yourself, but that's just not going to happen, is it?

You can't help yourself, can you?

Well...I understand where it comes from. If all I had was a itty bitty, one bedroom apartment, no life, and no one who loved me, I'd be just like you.

And to think, the other day, you were calling me irrelevant.

I was so crushed.....

Haw...HAW....haw.

January 30, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

No Gassy, it does not. I suspect many R's will vote only for a so-called Tea Partier, some for moderates. I don't see that fissure in the DNC. I'm talking about nationally. You keep coming back to one district. And you do remind me of alpy, in that you seem to have a keen interest in arguing every single nit. I'm sure you agree.

January 30, 2014 at 1:33 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

alpy, you know nothing about me. I mention you because you're all that's wrong with this forum. A know-it-all pontificator with an intractable viewpoint. Pitiful you are. Twinky posts?

January 30, 2014 at 1:44 p.m.
alprova said...

PT wrote: "alpy, you know nothing about me. I mention you because you're all that's wrong with this forum."

I know you better than you think I do. All Internet trolls live in rickety shacks or ancient trailers stuffed away in a run down trailer park, or they might be like you, stuffed away in an old-folks home, with nothing at all to do all day but type away on a keyboard, and occassionally cutting and pasting a stupid twitter cartoon posted by someone else.

And since I've been around in here far longer than you have, I'm not going anywhere anytime soon, so I intend to be as big a thorn in your side as you think you are in mine.

Anytime you desire to enter into a civil discussion, feel free to join in. I'm sure that you will instead continue your abusive Twitterlings, unabated.

"A know-it-all pontificator with an intractable viewpoint."

Said the pot to the kettle.

January 30, 2014 at 2:20 p.m.
MickeyRat said...

THE PLAINTRUTH ODE to JUDGMENTALISM or Insufferable Boors with Glass Heads Should Beware Of Stones

"Oho!" said the pot to the kettle;

"You are dirty and ugly and black!

Sure no one would think you were metal,

Except when you're given a crack."

"Not so! not so!" kettle said to the pot;

"'Tis your own dirty image you see;

For I am so clean – without blemish or blot –

That your blackness is mirrored in me."

January 30, 2014 at 2:23 p.m.
Jt6gR3hM said...

GaussianInteger said...

Limric, political unrest/disapproval sells newspapers and encourages higher viewership. When the other party is in control, the opposing party uses news and editorials to show how bad things are and how citizens made a mistake with their vote. If the GOP wins the presidency in 2016, you will see the same op-editors and reporters spewing "the sky is falling" today, will be writing more of "everything is okay" then. Remember covering politics is big bucks and they are all looking to cash in.

If what you say is true then it all seems so counter-intuitive in that fat cat media CEO’s would be going against their money grubbing interests ... Right?.**

A lot of the GOP is mad at Christie because of what he did when Obama came to visit after Hurricane Sandy. I guess if he would have punched him in the balls, Christie would be a Tea Party hero and almost assured of the GOP nomination.

Looks like Christie is the one who got hit in the balls for his own misguided attempt at self promotion. He ignorantly thought he was ingratiating himself to Obama and the MSM by his actions. He just didn’t know history, in that a Republican which can be employed in the service of liberal gains will be discarded when they have sucked all of his usefulness from him.

January 30, 2014 at 2:38 p.m.
GaussianInteger said...

"No Gassy, it does not. I suspect many R's will vote only for a so-called Tea Partier, some for moderates. I don't see that fissure in the DNC. I'm talking about nationally."

That is absurd. There is no Tea Party candidate for president. There is a single republican candidate for president and a single democratic candidate for president. Excluding the TP members that didn't vote in 2012 (which I suspect is relatively small), how many voted for Obama instead of Romney? How about Conservatives? Did any of them vote for Obama? They all bitch about how the party needs this or that, but in the end, they vote Republican. The proof was there. Romney was a moderate as governor of MA, he was moderate in 2008. Why did he attempt to paint himself conservative in 2012. Gingrich did the same thing. When all of the dust settles, Tea Partiers, Conservatives, Moderates will all vote Republican in an attempt to keep the other party out of the WH. They may not like it, but the GOP doesn't care as long as they vote for the party.

January 30, 2014 at 2:44 p.m.
Jt6gR3hM said...

alprova said...

All Internet trolls live in rickety shacks or ancient trailers stuffed away in a run down trailer park, or ... stuffed away in an old-folks home, with nothing at all to do all day but type away on a keyboard ...

Sometimes I feel sad for Al when he has these premonitions of his immediate future and in a pitiful act of desperation tries to project it onto others. ... Sad? ... Not really.

January 30, 2014 at 2:46 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

No trailer park, Alpy, And no need to demean them. Ironic talk coming from a one legged, N.GA hillbilly.

January 30, 2014 at 3:03 p.m.
GaussianInteger said...

"Looks like Christie is the one who got hit in the balls for his own misguided attempt at self promotion."

Or maybe he was just looking out for the citizens of his state that needed some help?

JT, if the GOP wins the WH in 2016, do you honestly believe Rush, Hannity, Levin, etc. will be taking to the airwaves on a daily basis proclaiming how bad the WH is? No they will shift their tactics challenging the patriotism of any American that criticizes the president's decisions. Madow, Maher, etc. will go back to slamming the WH just like the Bush days.

January 30, 2014 at 3:04 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

^^^ so what's your point?

January 30, 2014 at 3:10 p.m.
jesse said...

I think Al is native to Arizona!BTW: anybody seen Al since he had his leg amputated?? I seem to recollect that not too long ago he stated he was on dialysis 3 times a week! Now He's not at all!strange sh!t!!

January 30, 2014 at 3:14 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

^^^he lied about his profession, and lied about the cause of his problems.

January 30, 2014 at 3:16 p.m.
Jt6gR3hM said...

limric said...

Listening to the Republican (along with their cheerleader media) response/rebuttals to the State of the Union Address, and then reading the usual suspect’s response/rebuttals posted here gives credence to

Isaac Asimov’s maxim:

"There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life; nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'”

Although I disagree with Mr. Asimov’s claim for the false notion of what democracy means he may be onto something. In his Newsweek article he claimed that the masses are capable of gaining the knowledge to be able to self-govern but they have not availed themselves of such opportunity. Maybe if they would forgo the meme “Don’t trust the experts” we would be better off. That, maybe, only the knowledgeable be permitted the electoral franchise.

After all there are citizens that are supposedly incapable of the simple act of obtaining a photo I.D., to correctly identify themselves, yet are allowed to vote ... But that appears to be so undemocratic and racists .... don’t you think so?

January 30, 2014 at 3:45 p.m.
inquiringmind said...

Jtg, IA was just dredging up the old argument between Jefferson and was it Burr? or Madison? perhaps with a Zionist twinge. We really don't need to rehash that old argument, the question has been resolved.

We do not pay to vote in the USA, or have to own property or be Caucasian, and in many states not even a clean criminal record, just be citizens with a pulse.

As the old commercial said, as for voter fraud, show us the beef?

January 30, 2014 at 4:09 p.m.
Jt6gR3hM said...

The United States has an estimated firearm-related homicide rate of about 3.6 per 100,000 people. This rate is in the top quarter of all countries.

Three states with diverse voting characteristics and firearm homicide rates (Virginia, Minnesota, and Louisiana) were investigated as a representative subset of the United States.

Virginia was a battleground state in the 2012 election with President Obama receiving about 3% more votes than Governor Romney... the Virginia 2012 firearm homicide rate was the 23rd highest in the nation at 2.7 per 100,000 people.

Minnesota was solidly blue in the 2012 election with President Obama receiving almost 8% more votes than Governor Romney. The Minnesota 2012 firearm homicide rate was the 43rd highest in the nation at 0.8 per 100,000 people.

Louisiana was a solidly red state in the 2012 election with President Obama receiving about 17% fewer votes than Governor Romney. The Louisiana 2012 firearm homicide rate was the highest in the nation at 8.0 per 100,000 people.

(Sure looks bad for the Red states ... Right?)

Each firearm homicide listed in Louisiana, Virginia, and Minnesota was mapped to an individual voting precinct and plotted against the percentage of the vote received by President Obama in 2012.

This indicates that almost 80% of the firearm homicides that were committed in Louisiana took place in voting precincts that gave President Obama more than 50% of the vote. The percentage of firearm homicides that occurred in similar Democrat voting precincts in Virginia and Minnesota were even higher.

By David Waciski

(Looks like guns don’t kill people, Democrats kill people ... How typical)

January 30, 2014 at 4:32 p.m.
alprova said...

jesse wrote: "I think Al is native to Arizona!BTW: anybody seen Al since he had his leg amputated?? I seem to recollect that not too long ago he stated he was on dialysis 3 times a week! Now He's not at all!strange sh!t!!"

Sir, I have NEVER claimed to be on dialysis. I am at stage four and have been holding there for a year and a half. I am participating in a research trial, trying two test drugs to boost my kidney production, which is working, and that too has kept me off of the dialysis machines.

January 30, 2014 at 4:38 p.m.
alprova said...

Pt wrote: "No trailer park, Alpy, And no need to demean them. Ironic talk coming from a one legged, N.GA hillbilly."

I didn't claim you lived in a trailer park. You live in an assisted living facility, you toothless Twitterer.

I'm the farthest thing from a hillbilly that a man can be. You come across as a perfect Tea-Billy.

Read your own posts.

January 30, 2014 at 4:44 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

alps, have all my teefs. how about you? why are you so hung up on twitter? Is it because it takes you more than 140 characters just to burp?

January 30, 2014 at 5:03 p.m.
Jt6gR3hM said...

inquiringmind said...

Jtg, IA was just dredging up the old argument between Jefferson and was it Burr? or Madison? perhaps with a Zionist twinge. We really don't need to rehash that old argument, the question has been resolved.

We do not pay to vote in the USA, or have to own property or be Caucasian, and in many states not even a clean criminal record, just be citizens with a pulse.

As the old commercial said, as for voter fraud, show us the beef?

You don’t do sarcasm ... do you?

It appeared that it was not resolved to the satisfaction of Mr. Asimov and by implication limric. That they will write of the fallacy of “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge” in a political context yet requiring a voter to have the minimum competence in obtaining a voter I.D. to vote is beyond the pale.

If voting is truly on the honor system and there are no or extremely rare instances of voter fraud then why the waste of time and public funds to register voters or even have poll watchers? Isn’t it true that without those things there would be widespread voter fraud and the public would know little or any of its extent? The same with Voter I.D. that in its absence we knew little or none of the fraud’s total occurrence. For what little effort and cost it places upon the voters it does provide another level to assure them of the security of their votes not being fraudulently countered. That the fact about 70% of the public wants voter I.D. speaks to the benefit of having voter photo I.D. to instill additional trust in the voting system.

January 30, 2014 at 5:16 p.m.
Jt6gR3hM said...

By Matt Vespa

Liberals are really pushing raising the minimum wage for 2014. Yet, a new study from the Employment Policies Institute (EPI) has exposed the proponents of raising the minimum wage of their "hypocrisy." It seems that 96% of Democrats who support such measures don't pay their interns.

Last year, I wrote for Newsbusters about how the media rail about the gender wage gap, but seem to ignore that the Obama White House paid their female staffers 88.3% of what their male ones earn.

Female members of the Senate Democratic Caucus are some of the worst offenders concerning the gender wage gap.

"Female members of Murray’s staff made about $21,000 less per year than male staffers in 2011, a difference of 33.8 percent," reported Stiles.

Additionally, "a significant 'gender gap' exists in Feinstein’s office, where women also made about $21,000 less than men in 2011, but the percentage difference—41 percent—was even higher than Murray’s.

Boxer’s female staffers made about $5,000 less, a difference of 7.3 percent."

January 30, 2014 at 5:31 p.m.
Jt6gR3hM said...

blackwater48 said...

And because republicans have no unifying principles, new big ideas, no political backbone, the GOP is beginning to die. It's turning on itself with establishment republicans fighting libertarians and tea baggers fighting everyone. That's why they had three separate responses to the SOTUS.

Who knows what republicans stand for? Why does anyone takes them seriously?

by MIKE FLYNN:

Each week, it seems another Democrat lawmaker announces their retirement from Congress. On Thursday, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) joined the growing list. It is only January, but 11 Democrat lawmakers have said they are quitting at the end of this current term.

Sen. Max Baucus (MT)

Sen. Tom Harkin (IA)

Sen. Carl Levin (MI)

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (WV)

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (NY)

Rep. George Miller (CA)

Rep. Jim Moran (VA)

Rep. Jim Matheson (UT)

Rep. Mike McIntyre (NC)

Rep. Bill Owens (NY)

Rep. Henry Waxman (CA)

All the lawmakers, with the exception of Owens had a lot of seniority and would have been in line for Chairman gavels on important committees if Democrats took control of Congress. The retirements could be an indication of how unlikely they think that is.

Two of the House seats, in UT and NC, are almost guaranteed to flip to the Republicans. Romney won those districts by 40 and 19 points respectively. That means Democrats need to flip 19 seats now, rather than 17.

January 30, 2014 at 6:25 p.m.
fairmon said...

The state of the union speech was like watching a rerun. Obama could have saved time using a video of the last speech with his assistants wrapping it up and using poor taste in exploiting the wounded veteran.

He is a poor excuse for a leader but he is all we have right now. I hope someone makes sure he doesn't abuse the executive orders option. Why did he not announce the specific ways in which the borders would be secured and when will the details of the amnesty process be revealed to the public. I hope there is no support of any immigration reform until there is demonstrated border security and green card control.

January 30, 2014 at 7:36 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

^^^^^ and the funny part was watching applause from the people he is doing end- runs on.

January 30, 2014 at 7:50 p.m.
soakya said...

If the federal, state, and local government got out of the charity business we wouldn't need a fence to secure the border. We could have open borders.

11 cowards are fleeing never to be held accountable after destroying this country in Waxmans case for the past 40 years. These folks along with Alexander, Fleishman, and Corker should be rounded up and tossed in jail.

January 30, 2014 at 7:51 p.m.
TheCommander said...

Alprova said, "Hence the dispute as to what a biblical scripture says will continue until the end of time".

There is no dispute over what the Bible says. It says what it says. The problem is that you claim the Bible spoke "clearly" that Jesus was not God. You then gave me a list of references in which none of those verses except one (Hebrews)said anything about His nature. You used those verses to make inference and speculation fueled by your denial of the truth to come up with your conclusion even though those verses did not even deal with the subject of His nature. You chose to make those verses say something on a subject that they don't deal with at all.

In contrast, I gave you two verses from the mouth of Jesus Himself that need no interpretation in which He tells you plainly that he is God and you just ignore it. In case you need interpretation about what Jesus was saying, listen to the Jews who took up stones because of His statement concerning Himself: "...You being a man, claim to be God." - John 10:33 They seemed to understand what Jesus was saying concerning His true nature and they didn't seem to like any more than you do.

On the Sunday school "experiment" you refer to - John MacArthur wrote a book called Charismatic Chaos in which he describes the very danger you described. it sounds like you fell victim to a very bad person who wanted to leave a group of innocent, vulnerable kids in confusion and doubt. It apparently made a life-long impression on you just the way this person intended. Don't let some rascal from 30 or 40 years ago who did this to you ruin your eternity.

January 30, 2014 at 11:08 p.m.
alprova said...

The commander, I appreciate your concern for my soul, but I resolved a long time ago to do my own thinking when it comes to the Bible.

Your interpretations of the scriptural references I offered are yours to have, and I am entitled to believe as I choose as well. We're hardly the first two people to disagree over the issue of God and Jesus being one and the same.

I do have one question though. If God was playing human for approximately 30 years,after inserting himself in a human body, who or what was overseeing Earth while he was on his Earthly vacation?

January 30, 2014 at 11:40 p.m.
blackwater48 said...

WHAT'S A MILLION VOTES MORE OR LESS

Thanks to republican gerrymandering, It's almost impossible for GOP congressmen to lose their seats in Washington. Nationwide, 2010 House of Representative democratic candidates garnered over a million more votes than their republican counterparts, yet still found themselves in the minority.

It's no wonder that republicans love the voter ID law. In Florida, it is estimated that over 200,000 democratic voters gave up and went home after waiting in line for hours. Republicans are very proud of this fact. Head of the Pennsylvania Republican party boasted that their voter ID law would help Romney win the state in 2012. Romney lost, but the voter ID law succeeded in turning away thousands of democratic voters.

Congratulations, GOP, you traitorous shmear of pig excrement. If you can't win on issues or your vision for the future, rig the voting.

And yet, If tea bagger candidates continue to torpedo more traditional republican candidates in primaries - are you listening Mitch McDonnell? - Democrats will still hold the Senate.

And the civil war within the republican will ratchet up another notch.

January 30, 2014 at 11:58 p.m.
limric said...

As predicted:

The right wing media responses – which will no doubt be vigorously defended here with empty accusations, a plethora of whataboutisms, distraction, and vacuous commentary.

Fairmon, ”Using poor taste in exploiting the wounded veteran.”

Rush Limbaugh, ”Obama Invited Wounded Veteran To The State Of The Union To Say Look What George Bush Is Responsible For”

You certainly went off halfcocked with, ”I hope someone makes sure he doesn't abuse the executive orders option.” Did you know that ‘Saint (government IS the problem) Ronnie’ comes in first with 381. Obama is down the list quite a bit at 167.

I actually expected more from you Fairmon. My bad.

January 31, 2014 at 5:17 a.m.
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