There really isn't much difference between radical Islam and it Christian counterpart.
It's more a matter of openly stated violence against those not subscribing to their particular dogma. If not checked, Christianity can be (the past gives ample evidence to this) every bit as violent and cruel.
"When Jesus Christ came upon the earth, you killed him, the son of your own God, you nailed him up! You thought he was dead, but you were mistaken. And only after you thought you killed him did you worship him, and start killing those who would not." ~Tecumseh
Serious question for Conservative. And I promise not to rail or attack your answer.
If much of the country turned to christian scripture as an arm of the law; what would be the status/fate of gays & lesbians?
OH – I almost forgot. Don’t forget to call or write your representatives and say NO to the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership).
Here’s a ten minute video for anyone not that familiar with it.
TPP secrets: Obama covertly handing more power to corporations
by RT America
Since the majority of posters cannot seem to get off the Obama scare garbage truck, and the rabidity & incessant vitriol gives the impression of producing a weird sexual excitement more akin to adolescent girls than adults, I thought I’d offer up a quote from Sarah Palin (in keeping with Clay Bennett’s subject personage) explaining the Republican alternative to the ACA.
Quote: "The plan is to allow those things that had been proposed over many years to reform a health-care system in America that certainly does need more help so that there's more competition, there's less tort reform threat, there's less trajectory of the cost increases, and those plans have been proposed over and over again,"
And while she can’t coherently explain just what alternative is, she sure made it DAMN clear why it’s not being implemented.
"And what thwarts those plans? It's the far left, It's President Obama and his supporters who will not allow the Republicans to usher in free market, patient-centered, doctor-patient relationship links to reform health care."
Ohhh kay then sweetie.
Stephanie Miller said it best: ”It’s like Scrabble game exploded in her head.”
Yea Jesse you're right. She's cashing in, or out as the case may be. Many will deride the tabloid trollop till the cows come home, but her family (children & grandchildren) are set for life. Ya can't fault her for that.
A straw man? Oh no it is not!
The LCS design puts them closer to, with the ability to ‘first engage,’ new emerging threats than the blue water fleet. That’s what it was designed for. It is ‘Front Line’ (It has a 2.25in. gun, missiles, a couple of helicopters and possibly a VLS) in its area of deployment. The Iranian scenario is perfectly plausible (if not likely), and the ship would have to withdraw. The Chinese or Russians don’t discriminate between what is or is not, nor would they care if it was, or was not ‘Front Line’ (HEY- that’s not fair!). They would throw a salvo of missiles at it regardless. “flood all ballast tanks.”
”Not necessarily the fault of the contractor alone.” Really? IF you contracted with Ford for 50 new taxi’s for the JT6 taxi service and before you got to put them in service they were found to have chassis cracks, bad engines, egg shaped wheels and a host of other glitches - and instead of $20,000 each they now cost $35,000 each - and after you agreed to the cost increase (pass the increase to your customers?) got your first one and a tie rod (steering) broke, would you like the Ford rep. to say your concerns were petty? Who would you go after.
Obama? Liberals? - Probably.
A much better alternative is a ship built by VT Halter Marine out of Virginia. It’s called the Ambassador MKIII. Half the cost, half the size (1/6 the RCS) and twice the firepower.
Which of course is sold to (with loan guarantees)...wait for it...Egypt.
I am well aware of the current steering problems of the USS Freedom. My issue with the Littoral ship series is not by any means petty. The latest breakdown further justifies my condemnation of the LCS program, the design, construction and deployment. The program is grossly over budget (and I’m being nice) and rife with problems. Just a couple of the expensive examples: It has had to have an entire engine refit and more than once (delaying launching) and on more than one hull, they’ve found hull cracks. AND, according to more than one defense analyst, if it was plying the Persian Gulf and the Iranians decided to launch a few dozen Cigarette missile boats, it would have to immediately withdraw (run away). It would be the first ship to visit the bottom. If the Chinese or the Rooskies start shooting – just say “flood all ballast tanks” cause that’s what it’ll do.
It is as bad as the F-35. Look, I’m a pilot and a sailor. I love this stuff, but…oh wait a minute…they’re built by the same contractor. Well I’ll be darned.
Just outside Salt Lake City is the headquarters of Lockheed Martin, aka The Bingham Canyon Mine. That’s where –in the dark of night - when no one’s looking - the Pentagon is throwing our money.
Nicely said Inquiringmind,
Kind of ironic that the cranky Republicans through all their efforts - couldn’t shut down the ACA, and the chowder head IT people, through all their efforts - couldn’t start it up.
Champagne at the McConnell mansion!
It wouldn’t surprise me to hear that the IT staff writing code for the ACA are the same that designed the USS Freedom (Littoral Combat Ship (LCS-1). Which is sitting at a Singapore pier - in need of yet more repairs.
"I'm holding out for single payer." Me too.
” Single payer is coming. Why not just roll over and enjoy it?”
For many (like me) it would be welcome. For the likes of you: ‘Bend over and take it’, but you’d enjoy that- and we can’t have that now- can we. To assistance in the transition, the leftists shall appoint Anniebelle as ‘BOATI’ [Bend Over And Take It] – administrator. She has a slight Mengele(ish) streak anyway so she’d be a good fit (so to speak) ;-)
”Free tequila for all!” I’m on that like a bum on a ham sandwich! Woo Hoo.
”Rightists will be in re-education camps, so they will be easy to find.”
That’s a good idea; at least the leftists will know you’re not still skulking around dark alleyways trying to push trickle down. ”Hey kid! Yea you, C’mere! ya want somme Trickle Down? It’s really good sh!t.”
The camps function needs a revision though to just plain ‘education camp.’ Be careful PlainTruth, even though you’ll supplicate yourself to become a Funktionshäftling; the newly appointed camp commandant Rickaroo, will find you. And as revenge for your past trollish deeds he'll send Aprova to met out justice. It's been rumored that his plan is to assign conservative (the camp deacon) as your personal tutor.
Start begging for forgiveness now!
LOL, that's great Clay. I bet it makes its way all over the 'internets'. It deserves to.
But. I have to poke fun at the Neandertals too.
The republican anti-healthcare "The Keep Your Health Plan Act." Website contains:
"Error 404. The requested URL,'Trickle Down', cannot be found"
"Error 404. The requested URL is not hopey changey. "
"Error 404 Tax breaks not found. 'Cache' error."
"Error 404. The site you requested has moved. If your browser does not re-direct you to the CATO website in 5 seconds, click here."
"WARNING! Your anti virus software has detected a worm. The following, 'Cruz Crash Dump Worm' attempting to "take a dump without wiping or flushing" ( he he thanks Alprova) has been...sequestered."
"Error 404. The requested website, 'Orange Boehner Crying' has been compromised and your computer needs to shut down. Force shutdown?"