Rickroo said: As for big government - there is a big difference in believing in a pro-active, democratic government with the interests, welfare, and the good of the people at heart and "worshiping" big government
Very well said. And lest anyone forget, big government has always grown bigger when GOPs are in control.
Another observation: Can someone explain why so many Republicans are jumping the Republican ship and now referring to themselves as Libertarians or Independents? Have they finally come to the realization they've screwed up so badly that they are now ashamed of their own party, and no longer wish to openly identify themselves with it?
Why does the state of Tennessee want to ban the U.N. from monitoring elections?
House Bill HB2410 received a 75-20 vote to ban U.N. monitors from Tennessee elections. All votes in favor of the bill came from Republicans.
So they approve for the U.N. to monitoring of elections in other countries, just not in their own backyard.
"Southerners held traditional spiritual views that were ingrained by their forefathers. Freedom and individual responsibility were precious blessings that was denied to them in Ireland, Scotland and Germany."
If southerners believed so much in freedom and individual responsibility they 1. Would not have crossed continents to enslave others and 2. They would have rolled up their sleeves and done the work themselves instead of enslaving others to do it for them.
re: Muslim men were allowed to have sex with their wives (of course) and their slave girls.
Mr. Orr, are you sure you're not mistaking southern Christian beliefs taken straight from the Christian Bible during slavery? Having sex with their slave girls was quite the norm. So much so in fact that it became a very lucrative business for some slave owners. As the male slave owner, along with his male offspring, went about purposely spreading their seed throughout the slave quarters, impregnating young slave girls, then selling the products to brothels or to be used as house slaves or playmates and companions for the children of slave owners. Right there, it was, taken from their interpretation of the Christian Bible.
cmocs said: "Could we please do what so many have such a hard time doing...IGNORE THEM COMPLETELY."
That's what they initially said and did in Germany.
I'm not at all surprised they picked Chattanooga. It would be interesting, however, to know who or what group invited them.
Shouldn't be at all difficult to figure that one out.
There was a large KKK rally in 1964 Chattanooga to protest school integration. The Klan burned a large cross on a hill alongside Forrest Hill Cemetery on the southside of Chattanooga.
Chattanooga -- recently named the most Bible-minded city in America
Chattanooga maybe the most Bible-minded city in America but it is far from adhering to the teachings of Christ or being Christ-like, which should equal to being tolerant. But the city does put on an impressive show. And that's where it all ends.
Volunteers in Medicine is not all the accolades this article is trying to make it out to be. It can take weeks to months to get in and people in need of immediate care and without insurance find themselves having to go to an emergency room anyway. At least that's what I've heard from people who attempted to be seen at their site.
It was at those neighborhood group meetings that gave rise to and inspired the george zimmermans all across the nation.
OHHHHH!!!! The hypocrisy of so-called Christian rightwingers!!
"Hobby Lobby has invested millions of dollars in pharmaceutical companies that manufacture contraception and abortion-inducing medication.
According to a report by Mother Jones, several of the mutual funds in Hobby Lobby’s retirement plan are with companies that produce the very medications the owners are trying to fight insuring."
And this info comes from multiple sources besides Mother Jones, even a far rightwing online site called: Personal Liberty Digest.
fairmon,what about police unions? Aren't they public servants? Then there's the CCPOA, known as the union of prison guards. Although unions in the private sector are on the decline, public servant unions have increased astronomically. They are powerful beyond measure. The CCPOA often dictate prison population and trends. Politicians fear them. They've brought down politicians who attempted to make them accountable for bad behavior. Especially in cases of brutality.
See from 1union1.com : "After convening a grand jury to look into allegations that Corcoran State Prison guards brutally beat 36 inmates, Kings County District Attorney Greg Strickland found himself in a political nightmare.
Days before he hoped to win re-election in 1998, the guards union spent $30,000 to mail and call every voter in the county with suggestions that Strickland was soft on crime.
His elected career ended that week.
"I had no idea it was coming,'' Strickland said. "The union took me out after one four-year term because I convened a grand jury.''
Feared, admired and often hated for its moxie and influence, there are few greater heavyweights in state politics than the California Correctional Peace Officers Association. The union, built into a powerhouse by a former guard known for his trademark hat, has played a major role in electing governors and spread contributions through every corner of California. "
Taken from an old story/2004: 1union1.com