Daily Archives: December 21, 2009

Pray for the freethinkers this Christmas

It’s awful what we do to these freethinking atheists. They call the holidays an “onslaught,”  imposed on them by Christians.

Watching Laura Ingraham tonight, sitting in for Bill O’Reilly – yippiee, more Laura, please! – and her interview with this Annie Laurie somebody, co-something of this FFRF.org, was entertaining and interesting. Annie kept pushing that this was the winter solstice and “the real reason for the season.” Over and over she said this. And then she said that her kind do not believe in following with blind faith after ancient unprovable celebrations.

Okay. So who celebrated the winter solstice and why? And is this not an ancient celebration? The Druids honored the season and they did so at Stonehenge, several thousand years ago. Lots of ancient civilizations honored and celebrated this day and this season. In fact, when the Christians entered Ireland, they took over this holiday and assimilated it into the Christian holiday in order to more easily win over the hearts and souls of the pagan inhabitants.

There are modern day pagans who consider paganism a religion. And who consider the winter solstice a holiday. They even do drum dances by firelight and exchange gifts. Freethinkers are celebrating the exact same thing.

Aren’t these freethinkers really hypocrites? Aren’t they practicing a kind of religion of their own? Well, I think they are.

The message that there is no God but there is a Santa is another tactic that makes no sense. They insist that they only believe in provable things. Then why is Santa on a billboard? They don’t believe in indoctrinating children (with Christianity) but they are targeting children in this particular billboard!

These people really are a confused bunch.

Add them to your prayers this week. They need them.

We all need a laugh – and one of those on our mantles

Who is this president?

Great column by Michael Goodwin:

President Obama,  for whom I voted because I believed he was the best choice available, is a profound disappointment. I now regard his campaign as a sly bait-and-switch operation, promising one thing and delivering another. Shame on me.

Great interview of Nat Hentoff:

… I think Obama is possibly the most dangerous and destructive president we have ever had… Obama seems to have no firm principles that I can discern that he will adhere to. His only principle is his own aggrandizement. This is a very dangerous mindset for a president to have.

The Second American Revolution

Thomas Paine, author of “Common Sense,” returns to modern times to plea for a second revolution to take back America, Now!

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Red State & Erick Erickson: Insightful stuff

From Red State’s Erick Erickson:

Poor Ben Nelson. He went on John King’s show today and told King, “[I]f you think it’s fun having both sides on an issue mad at you when you’re trying to do something in good faith, just think, it’s like going home and getting bit by the family dog. So how — who enjoys that?”

We all know the truth, however. The proof is in the pudding of Ben Nelson’s arrangements with Harry Reid.

Nelson said he was standing firm on pro-life issues, but in fact his compromise will not help him. His compromise authorizes federal funding of abortions on Indian Reservations, but will make it difficult for white Americans to have access to abortions during Republican administrations.

That is the key. Under Nelson’s compromise, abortion access will fluctuate based on who the President is. A pro-life President will have the power to make it more difficult. A pro-death President like Barack Obama will make it exceedingly easy. The only constant will be federal abortion funding for Indians.

I guess Ben Nelson has no problem with the multi-century history of the feds trying to exterminate Indian populations. Surely Ben Nelson knew what he was agreeing to. The issue with abortions on Indian reservations is related to the reauthorization of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, which is tied to the health care legislation and about which Nelson was fully aware of its implications.

What’s more, we should consider the rest of what Nelson got. Under Ben Nelson’s compromise, the citizens of the several states will now pay for medicaid cost overruns in Nebraska forever. That’s right. No other state gets the commitment Nebraska gets. From now on, your state taxes are going to be raised when medicaid costs go up in your state and your federal taxes are going to go up when medicaid costs go up in Nebraska.

The rest of the Democratic Senators have been taken for a ride by Ben Nelson, who has managed to put his state in a better financial position at the expense of every other state’s residents, all while ensuring the feds get to keep subsidizing the costs of exterminating Indian kids on Reservations. Poor Mary Landrieu really did turn out to be a cheap date.

Ben Nelson did not act in good faith. And the only thing biting him has got to be his conscience.

And this, also from Erick:

If you oppose health care deform, you are racist, hate-spouting, Aryan who roots for the assassination of Barack Obama

From the floor of the United States Senate, today Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse proclaimed as much about opponents of health care, including his Republican colleagues inside the United States Senate.

The President of the Senate let him get away with it.

Senator Whitehouse specifically said, “They are desperate to break this president. They have ardent supporters who are nearly hysterical at the very election of President Barack Obama. The birthers, the fanatics, the people running around in right-wing militia and Aryan support groups, it is unbearable to them that President Barack Obama should exist. That is one powerful reason. It is not the only one.”

There you have it — gone are the days when Democrats compared American soldiers to Nazis on the floor of the Senate. Today, Democrats condone one of their own calling, from the floor of the Senate, the majority of American citizens Aryan hate mongers rooting for the assassination of the President of the United States.

And yes, Whitehouse was referring to the majority of American citizens. How do I know? Because every single poll is showing the majority of Americans opposed to this health care deform legislation. Whitehouse labeled everyone opposed to the legislation as racist hatemongers rooting for bullets against the President.

That is sad, sick, pathetic, and should be condemned by every other Senator.

In fact, you should call your Senator at 202-224-3121 and ask if he condemns Senator Whitehouse for saying, from the floor of the Senate, that opponents of the Democrats health care legislation want Barack Obama to be assassinated — the only clear interpretation of his remarks.

Barack Obama’s speech disappoints and fuels frustration at Copenhagen | Environment | guardian.co.uk

Yesterday I watched a new PJTV Trifecta with Whittle, Ott and Green. It was about the arrogance and snobbery of this new president, and how he looks down his nose at everyone. Watch this video and then the Trifecta piece. LOL The camera don’t lie!

US president offers no further commitment on reducing emissions or on finance to poor countries

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