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Sunday, April 29, 2012

"Crazy American Fundamentalist Christian": Sean Hannity Taking a Stand Against the Westboro Church



When even Sean Hannity takes a stand against Religious Fundamentalists for attacking soldiers who died. Because they were gay and they "deserved to die", you know Religious Fundamentalists are wrong. Sean Hannity is someone I agree with as often as Houston sees snow and who on a regular basis defends Religious and Neoconservatives. People who you could also questioned they're Mental Sanity, people who for example. Have questioned whether Barack Obama is an American Citizen and have said he's an Illegal Immigrant. Who've questioned his religion, calling him an African Muslim from Kenya, questioning his love for America. Sean Hannity has people like this on his show on a regular basis. But on this show decided to go after a group that calls itself a church. The "Westboro Baptist Church", they are really a family with some non family members. Its a group of twenty people, is this is a church, then the New York Yankees are a hockey franchise. They are no more a church, then Elvis Presley is alive. Or Rick Santorum is a Liberal. They are a group of Far Right borderline anarchist bigots, who hate homosexuals and the military. And Sean Hannity was calling them out on that.

When the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Westboro Hate Group, as I call them. These people are no more Christian then Bill Maher. These people are about hate pure and simple, people who claim to love America but hate Americans. It would be like someone saying they hate meat but love cheeseburgers. When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of them in March, 2011, in a Hate Speech case. Involving a family who lost a relative in Iraq I believe. And the Westboro's protested against this family because the solider was gay. I defended they're right to do that, Hate Speech is protected by the US Constitution. The Supreme Court has been very clear about that. But good sane people have the responsibility to call out these Mental Patients when they go after good people. To keep they're message from becoming anything other then what it is, which is hate, pure and simple. And so decent people don't take them seriously and actually believe the garbage they are dumping onto the country.

Its rare that I agree with anything Sean Hannity says, if he said it was cold in Buffalo in January. I would check the weather report for Buffalo but he did a great job in this video. Of calling out the Westboro group for exactly what they are. A group of Mental Patients that are lucky they haven't been committed to a Mental Institution.

Monday, April 23, 2012

CO-Progressives: I Got This Funny Feeling You're Still in Kansas

This piece was originally posted at FRS Daily Post Plus  

I no longer get angry when I hear right-wingers claim about how much Liberals are trying to destroy America or make America into something else we aren’t. Or trying to control how Americans live their own lives, I just find these claims hysterical. Because they tend to come from the Far Right. Religious and Neoconservatives, big government Republicans, who attack Liberals for believing in things that the Far-Right believes in, big government. 
Listening to Rick Santroum and Michelle Bachmann talk about the dangers of big government, is like listening to Jerry Garcia talk about the dangers of drug abuse. They know why these things are bad, only because they’ve done them and believe in them. So what they are preaching about, is what not to do. "Do as I say, not what I do, because I’m an idiot". And learned from bad experience what not to do. Hearing Rick Santorum preach about the dangers of big government is the perfect case and example. 
Senator Rick Santorum who voted for more federal Intervention in public education, voted to expand Medicare and make it larger, also voted to borrow 500B$ to pay for it, believes the Federal Government should be regulating marriage and running it, supports a Constitutional Amendment to outlaw pornography. I could go on, but I’ll spare you the rest and yet Senator Santorum and Michelle Bachmann who’ve taken the same positions on these social issues, call themselves Conservatives, people who believe in limited government. 
Limited government left the building with a kiss my ass sticker when you support expanding the Federal Government. If you run now and find a brain and kick big government out instead, you may still be able to catch limited government. When real Conservatives, Classical Conservatives, people like George Will and Senator Mike Lee. Charles Krauthammer and others, there are still some real Conservatives left, talk about the dangers of big government and we need to get back to limited government. 
Limited government that's based on the U.S. Constitution , as well as Libertarians and yes real Liberals such as myself, you should listen to these people. Because they know what they are talking about. But when you listen to Neoconservatives like Rick Santorum, Michelle Bachmann and others, talk about the dangers of big government, take it with at least a couple grains of salt, more like a jar, because it would like listening to a drunk alcoholic about the dangers of alcohol. "Look at me and how screwed up I am, believe me its not worth it".  

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Washington Times: Opinion: Timothy C. Daughtry: "The Tea Party Will Learn to Love Mitt Romney": When The Christian Right Endorses Barack Obama For President


In  a way I feel for Mitt Romney, I don’t feel sorry for him. It's almost impossible for me to feel sorry for anyone worth 200M$. But I feel for him because he almost has to go back to the future for him to fit in the Republican Party. He’s a Northeastern Republican that probably looks up to Ronald Reagan, Barry Goldwater and others. But now running for President in a Southern religious and neoconservative party. That now looks up to Jerry Falwell and the Southern Baptist Convention. And sees Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan as Liberals. 

Imagine that, Barry Goldwater and Ron Reagan Liberals. Basically the two fathers of the conservative movement, the two men that put conservatism on the map in American politics, as Liberals. Which would be like calling Rick Santorum and Michelle Bachmann Libertarians. Or calling Ron Paul a Socialist. If the Tea Party was something of it's own, not so in bed with the Christian Right, like they are lovers having affairs with other people's spouses, then maybe I could believe the Tea Party would get behind the Mitt Romney.

This is why Mitt Romney doesn’t fit in with the Tea Party. He’s from Massachusetts, he was their Governor. He’s Mormon, he’s a Northeastern Republican. The Christian Right considers Northeastern Republicans part of another Political Party, like the Democratic Party. Back in the day Mitt supported equality for homosexuals. Meaning they shouldn’t be discriminated by law, because of their sexuality. And still holds that position today, wait five minutes and maybe he’ll change it. 

Mitt Romney as Governor of Massachusetts signed “RomneyCare” into law. Which four years later became “ObamaCare”. Mitt doesn’t believe things like pornography, gambling and homosexuality should be against the law. The Christian Right the brothers and sisters of the Tea Party, believes they should be outlawed in America. And consider them to be threats to national security. I’ve laid out the thought process’s of both the Tea Party/Christian Right and Mitt Romney. If you're still awake and have read all of that, you know how they are completely different. 

And they are supposed to vote for Mitt for President. I’ve heard the argument that the Tea Party/Christian Right will vote for Mitt Romney to defeat President Obama. I heard the same argument made about John Kerry in 2004 that so-called Progressives would vote for Senator Kerry because they wanted to defeat President Bush. And if you haven’t been in a coma all this time, you know how that presidential election went. Mitt Romney is past his time in the Republican Party.