Blaming President Obama for failing to care for veterans ignores facts like Bush-Cheney's unnecessary and unfunded invasion of Iraq that multiplied the number of wounded soldiers. It also ignores the persistent Republican obstructionism that defeated bills to adequately fund the VA. Disloyal Republicans hate our government ("We the people") so much that they will do anything to undermine it, even when their actions leave our honorable veterans twisting in the wind.
Thanks, LibDem. Well said. Mr. Whittaker seems to be one who stands on the curb yelling for others to go fight to the death. Will he be joining the Army, or sending his kids into war? I rather doubt it.
Mr. Millsaps has never been pregnant, so he thinks that gives him license to make false analogies and spew venom. So easy for him to spout off about something he'll never have to deal with. Mr. Millsaps knows little to nothing of the thinking of women who must make a difficult decision about whether to abort an unwanted fetus. He's just a ranting hater, who does nothing to care for the babies when they are born. As Gloria Steinem once said, quoting Florynce Kennedy, "If men got pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament."
Ronald Reagan was a talented marionette for the right-wing rich, and his "legacy" is an overly-hyped myth that omits important facts (like the highly illegal Iran-Contra affair). Still, I strongly disagree with librul's sentiment.
Religious fanatics don't allow facts to influence their beliefs.
If our President is perceived as being "weak" by other world leaders -- as some on the right have claimed -- we know who is responsible. That perception is a direct result of the disloyal Republican opposition and its right-wing hate machine. They have done everything possible to undermine a legitimately elected U.S. President, and make his job harder, even when the programs and policies are ones they supported in the past.
"Polite and civilized??!" Ha! What Mr. Haymaker, Sr. sees as "polite" is actually fear, anxiety, and extreme caution when sane people are forced to be in the presence of strutting, gun-toting bullies. Georgians may enjoy their new lax gun laws, for a while. Meanwhile, we will never enter a restaurant, bank, store, or any other public establishment that allows patrons to bring in guns.
Reading the ill-informed views of so many "Christians" makes me grateful that I've escaped their delusional mythology. Too many preachers tell them what to think, and how to vote, thus affecting us all.
Telling the truth about the origins and unreliability of information in the Bible is not "bashing" it. It is a collection of folklore and mythology. It has some worthwhile passages (10 Commandments, Beatitudes), but those who think it's the only book worth reading are doomed to an ignorant and limited life. Teach your children well ... and that means teaching them how to lead an ethical life with a mind open to the real wonders of the world via science and nature. Don't force them to believe in fantasies; they won't thank you when they grow up and learn they've been intellectually handicapped by a literal interpretation of the Bible.
zableed . . . so you're saying you think the USA should ignore the human rights of its citizens and sink to the level of Iran, Russia, Africa, Saudi Arabia?