I briefly visited the “We are the 53%” website, but I first saw your face on a liberal blog. Your picture is quite popular on liberal blogs. I think it’s because of the expression on your face. I don’t know if you meant to look pugnacious or if we’re just projecting that on you, but I think that’s what gets our attention.
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Open Letter to that 53% Guy
Posted by Robert at 10:08 AM
Archbishop Who Arranged Pope Meeting With Davis Likely To Be Removed | Liberaland
Pope Francis and the Vatican have to rely on local authorities of the church when there is a visit to foreign countries, and if there is a sense that the Pope has been misled, there is hell to pay. Visits with the Pope in D.C. were arranged through the office of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the papal nuncio, or envoy, in Washington.
Posted by Robert at 2:58 AM
Slavery in America was much worse than you probably imagined
This August, when Hillary Clinton met with Black Lives Matter protesters, they told her that ongoing violence and prejudice against blacks was part of a long historic continuum where, for example, today’s prison system descended from the old Southern plantations. Slavery, Clinton replied, was the “original sin… that America has not recovered from.”
Posted by Robert at 2:35 AM
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Vatican Fires Catholic Priest Who Comes Out Openly as Gay: Putting Pressure on Pope Francis
Krzysztof Charamsa, a mid-level Catholic official, came out during newspaper interviews in Italy and Poland and said he was happy and proud to be gay. He also noted that he was in love with his partner. The Vatican fired Charamsa in response, saying that he was irresponsible.
“The decision to make such a pointed statement on the eve of the opening of the synod appears very serious and irresponsible, since it aims to subject the synod assembly to undue media pressure,” said Rev. Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesperson.
Charamsa remains a priest, but he is banned from working at the Vatican or its pontifical universities. There is speculation that higher Vatican officials could take further action against Charamsa. The incident indicates that the Catholic Church is still very much against homosexuals.
Posted by Robert at 11:53 AM
You Don't Pass a Pool Fencing Law After a Child Drowns, Says Jeb, Who Did Just That
“A child drowned in a pool and the impulse is to pass a law that puts fencing around pools,” he said, “Well it may not change it. Or you have a car accident and the impulse is to pass a law that deals with that unique event. And the cumulative effect of this is, in some cases, you don’t solve the problem by passing the law, and you’re imposing on large numbers of people burdens that make it harder for our economy to grow, make it harder to protect liberty.”
A liberty-eroding, people-burdening law about pool fences is an oddly specific example. I wonder if any state has ever actually passed such a—
After the House voted 109-8 for the bill on Friday, Preston met Gov. Jeb Bush, who committed to signing a bill that requires new pool owners to pick a way to keep unsupervised children out of the water.
Posted by Robert at 11:35 AM
Why Right-Wing Christians Love Donald Trump (VIDEO)
Donald Trump may not be a real Christian like President Barack Obama, but he still backs the evangelical crowd’s Dominionist agenda and their false narrative of religious persecution. Plus, Bubba Trump is rich, powerful, and “in it to win it.” If the enemy of your enemy truly is your friend, then Donald Trump is a mighty fine friend indeed. Especially if you’re the kind of “Christian” who hates Obama more than you love Jesus.
Posted by Robert at 6:33 AM
GOP voter registration scandal widens - Salon.com
A man originally reported to have been working for the Republican Party of Virginia was arrested by the Rockingham County, Va., Sheriff’s Office on Thursday and charged with attempting to destroy voter registration forms by tossing them into a dumpster behind a shopping center in Harrisonburg, Va.
“Prosecutors charged him with four counts of destruction of voter registration applications, eight counts of failing to disclose voter registration applications and one count of obstruction of justice,” according to a report late Thursday afternoon from TPM’s Ryan Reilly. More charges could be forthcoming, according to officials.
Posted by Robert at 4:58 AM
Could Food Trucks Help Feed the Homeless? | TakePart
A 26-year-old aspiring chef-cum-philanthropist in Massachusetts wants to retool the food truck trend as a way to feed the homeless—but will he be able to get his Helping Hand Food Truck gassed up and ready to roll? Last month, Corey Phelan launched a Kickstarter campaign with a noble goal: to serve up fresh food made from locally sourced ingredients out of a food truck to anyone who shows up curbside, regardless of their ability to pay. “While the truck will operate as a business to paying customers who are able to afford their food, I would like to take this opportunity to try and change the way business is done,” Phelan writes on his Kickstarter page, citing his experience as a volunteer at a homeless shelter when he was younger, combined with his lifelong desire to own his own business. “Instead of fixed prices for meals, I am going to implement a Pay What You Can/Will policy, which will allow our customers to set the price they think is appropriate for our food and services.”
Posted by Robert at 4:54 AM
Oregon Sheriff Shared Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theory on Facebook - The New York Times
As the national debate over gun control raged online after the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College on Thursday, comments on the subject posted on Facebook by Sheriff John Hanlin of Douglas County, whose force responded to the latest rampage, came under scrutiny.
Posted by Robert at 4:50 AM