Wonderful Clay. A true Bennett classic.
Christians (Muslims even more so) remind me of tooth decay. You can brush & brush but they are always there, working to dismantle the strength of reason with fantasy and mumbo-jumbo until finally a visit to the dentist is warranted. This time the Supreme Court patted the complainants on the head and sent us on our way. Next time might be a root canal, or, if they had their druthers (Christians et al), take away our tooth brushes altogether and begin the extraction of separation.
I am always puzzled why so many Christians feel a compulsion to prey (and compel everyone else to do likewise) publicly. Almost as though their god hears only the public ones. Kneeling at your bed in your jammie's, not so much.
There are more churches than Jiffy Stores, yet the devout work tirelessly to force 'their' beliefs into every venue. Why?
A) How did you come to the conclusion the Supreme Court Justices you singled out are “anti Christians”?
B) By what logic do you construe that ” Mr. Bennett will have a depiction of the Constitution being shredded shortly?”
The ruling is that government meetings can include an opening prayer without running afoul of the Constitution. That does not however make it Constitutional by default.
I disagree zableedofisterix, I think Clinton will run. Her ego demands it,...as does Wall Street.
Will she win? No.
The Republicans are desperate for the Hispanic vote. The only person that has a chance of swaying even a portion of it is Jeb. However, the notion of another Bush is enough to make most throw up in their mouths. He also has a number of skeletons – from Florida.
He won’t survive the primaries even if he decides to run.
Sorry to interject something out of today's context and childish nyea nyea name calling, but if you ever wanted a reason to put on the John Cleese face of incredulity this is it. And I'm not making this up. You can check, it's in the NY Times: "President Obama declared this week’s botched execution in Oklahoma “deeply disturbing” and directed the attorney general on Friday to review how the death penalty is applied in the United States."
Wide eyed and slack jawed aren't ye.
Is he the most self unaware (Anosognosic) human in the country....or what?!?
The Democratic party of the late ‘Bush Dark’(Obama) years has partially changed to the party of the likes of Elizabeth Warren or Russ Feingold. By contrast, Hillary Clinton has always been quite comfy with Wall Street, telling Goldman Sachs executives in a paid speech (that alone will kill her chances) that she found banker-bashing foolish. The Clinton Foundation is a favor trading factory with transactional politics alongside big corporations. It’s surprising that more Democrats with presidential ambitions aren’t licking their lips in anticipation. But then it’s way too early yet.
The playbook to beat Hillary was successfully executed by Obama in 2008. All of the same criticisms - ‘manufactured, untrustworthy, corrupt, hawk’, and more, are still in play for 2016.
No, she won’t get through the primaries.
Don't forget. Call or write your representatives and say NO to the TPP.
The republicans want Clinton to run, but as she has more skeletons than a grave she'll never survive the primaries.
The Democrats want Bush to run, but the thought of another Bush is to revolting to even contemplate; thus he won't survive the primaries either.
The whole country needs to do what Hawkeye Pierce did in the TV series MASH; stand on a table and yell, "WE WANT SOMETHING ELSE! WE WANT SOMETHING ELSE!!"
I don't think so Jack.
The way it's being presently administered in the USA, yes they make mistakes. And yes it's awful, but the two I listed above have no ambiguities whatsoever. I think it is only considered uncivilized/brutal from the point of the observer. The condemned would never feel anything.
As a rule, I am generally against capital punishment. I do however make exceptions for it in certain circumstances. Mass murder, child rape (even without a resulting death of the child), repeat pedophiles etc.
IF capital punishment is to be meted out, our current practices (its aim being ‘civilized’ and causing the least pain) is faulty. Although it sounds gruesome, the quickest and least painful methods are guillotine or a shot to the head. Both are instantaneous. Messy yes, but instantaneous.
Hmm – a ”Practicing Atheist.” I have to admit I really like that slogan. It’s a wonderfully catchy oxymoron.
As there is no faith in atheism, the underlying logic behind the phrase ‘practicing atheism’ is defective.
Thus: You can't be a practicing atheist, because there’s nothing to practice. One no more ‘practices’ atheism any more than one would practice ‘Santa Clausism’. [Although to tell the truth, I practice that every year with my grandchildren.] But if they did, I'm imagining some sort of Atheist Church where they all gather every Sunday, then stand around looking puzzled and wondering "What did we come here for?"
Regarding the term ‘practicing’; at what point do practicing Christians become qualified Christians?
By maintaining and strengthening a rational and open mind and not letting it become clouded by mystical superstition and weird ceremonies works best for me. So far I have never heard a good argument for belief in the existence of god.
Namu Myōhō Renge Kyō y'all.
For those unfamiliar with the chant:
Let’s not overlook Mickey - the serious questions that Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va. Ohio, who is calling for a select committee to be established to conduct another round of snipe hunts demands answers for.
Are the CIA whistle-blowers bodies are now lying at the bottom of the Potomac? Was David Petraeus being blackmailed by the Chinese again? To what effect are Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright involved? Did Susan Rice fly to Tripoli, have a steamy liaison with a clone of Ayman al-Zawahiri created in a secret DNC Chicago laboratory, then go to Benghazi where she personally killed Ambassador Chris Stevens with a hat pin? Where are my shoes?? He later angrily stated that unless someone gave him back his shoes, they’ll spin this into ‘The Never Ending Story’!