Except for the time he killed the fig tree for not blooming for him out of season Mark 11:12-14
And that peacemaker stuff, not so much.
Or the time he stole a donkey
Luke 19: 28-34
Or a bit of bigotry against Canaanites
Matthew 15: 22-26
Today’s work schedule included a trip to Tampa, two different sites in Orlando and then back to West Palm Beach. It was a hell of a day but everything got done.
So the right wing news has put forth another falsehood. This time I took the screen shot after posting my reply
What my reply was.
Wow! Let’s look at this misleading picture. Now lets get some facts.
1) According to 2014 Census Data there are 206,072,000 registered voters in the US.
2) Cost to get a voter registration in the US $0.00
3) States that won’t allow you to vote with your voters registration? 20.
4) India requires you to fill out a form 6 in order to get a voter ID. You can see one here.
5) Cost for filling out a Form 6? $0
6) Number of provinces in India that require Real ID or something other than a voter ID? 0.
7) In the US the Real ID laws are now being stuck down by judges as suppressive. The federal judge in the Wisconsin case said the following in her ruling.
“But no matter how imprecise my estimate may be, it is absolutely clear that Act 23 will prevent more legitimate votes from being cast than fraudulent votes.”
The facts are quite simple the republican party doesn’t want the poor, elderly, or non whites to vote. They have shown that time and time again with things like the Real ID laws the limiting of early voting, and the restrictions on registering to vote. If they could find a way to strike down the 19th amendment they would
The simple fact is that the right wing does not want to raise the minimum wage because it would get people off of government programs like Snap, and welfare. If the right wing complains about those programs they can cut those programs without having to cut wages.
The right wing has no interest in helping others, especially others who are not rich.
So this was another of those ridiculous facebook posts that was put up where it seems no one actually knows what the bible says. Once again it is my job to correct them. This was my response.
Ah yes, the hypocrisy of the moderate christian and the new testament. Let’s look at what comes from the new testament.
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.“
That does not sound like a renouncing of old laws it sounds like a confirmation of them.
It is very nice to see that many Christians are coming around on the gay marriage issue. Much like they did on interracial marriage and slavery. Here in Florida and many other states the law that was passed that recognized marriage as one man and one woman was done because of popular vote. The difference between the westboro baptist church and the “moderate christian” who voted for the one man one woman amendment, a lack of a God Hates Fags sign. The one thing that has made me strive for hope is that the check and balance of the government actually seems to be working in that the courts recognize the stupidity and repression by large groups of people and are choosing to reject it. Hopefully Scalia will be the only dissenting voice when it does finally come before SCOTUS.
I am sorry if this is not the positive reinforcement you came here looking for but the ugly side of this hasn’t gone away. They are still sending kids to reeducation camps and gay therapy programs. In lieu of that they are kicking them out of the house and on the street. The wonderful example of Christian love and forgiveness. Ah yes but that is not you. You are different. Excuse me if I look at the actions and not the words.
The more I read about common core and the people who are opposed to it , the more I see why we need this reform done in our schools. After years of traditional school methods and the failure of no child left behind and training kids to pass tests and not to actually learn something the more common core begins to appeal to me.
The old methods squashed critical thinking and actually teaching methods of understanding what you were doing. From what I see in common core that is going to end and not just knowing the answer is no longer enough. You have to be able to explain how you got the answer.
The problem now is that parents who were part of the school system that failed them can’t help their kids with their homework and don’t understand the concepts behind some of the new methods with common core. Which to me goes to reinforce why we need common core. So that the kids get something better than what their parents got. So if you are a parent who objects to common core, you might have to realize you are the reason we need common core.
So I was on facebook when a beekeeper I know posted this wonderful picture that just goes to show the idiocy that exists for those who want to be close minded losers.
I posted a response similar to this.
As someone who took sign language in college I find your picture insulting. It goes to show an utter lack of intelligence. The line we drink beer is also crap because what most Americans consume as beer is piss and they would not know good beer if they tasted it.
The line we eat meat does not apply because there are plenty of Americans who do not eat meat. The nice thing about living in America is that we don’t all have to do the same things or like the same things. Finding that this poster comes from Freedom from Tyranny facebook group/page is funny because the line we love freedom is crap, we love freedom until there is a 9/11 or ebola scare, anything to make us sacrifice our freddoms for a false sense of security. The NSA now listens to our phone calls, follows your bank transactions and reads your internet traffic. Why? because you let it when you got a little scared.
To go with the wonderful point that I was making with the above statement what did Bruce do. He pulled the comment and effectively censored me and eliminated any idea of free speech because like most right wingers they only want their ideas heard and not any opposing ideas. I took a screenshot after I discovered he removed the post. It is amazing how many people like him exists. Where freedom only applies to him and not to anyone else.
A sad statement about how the right wing continues to be filled with losers.
Can’t sleep. However I am going to go lay in bed anyway.
What happens in this article if true and we should question the nature of our relationship with Saudi Arabia.