"God is gay?!" In the buckle of the Bible Belt, David Cook actually said "God is gay?" Cool. Oh, I know, I know...you sort of tempered it by adding that God is "everything," but of course most of these upright, uptight Christian folk here are gonna want your head for your brazen blasphemy of the gay part. You'll be lucky to keep your job after that bit of journalistic bravado, Mr. Cook.
Actually, for those who want to believe in an invisible sky daddy, God is whatever they want him to be. It's a joke to think that we are created in (his) image. God has always been molded into whatever image his self-righteous, hate-filled, bigoted, overly zealous followers want him to be. Isn't it funny how their God always seems to be the sort of deity who justifies their hatred and their narrow-minded view of the world and the cosmos?
You make excellent points, lkeithlu. If we disagree at all - and we don't really - it's only a matter of semantics.
Actually, it is impossible to prove that something did not or does not exist. There is no EVIDENCE of a worldwide flood or of anything like an ark existing, but there is not really any PROOF that a world-wide flood did not take place. It is contingent upon the people who claim that there was such an event to prove that it happened or existed. Of course, they are free to believe whatever they want to believe, but they are placing their blind faith in something so outrageously far-fetched, that they might as well believe in Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny or the Flying Spaghetti Monster. And just because the masses of Christians have believed in it for millennia does not make it any more likely to be real. Any halfway intelligent 14 yr.-old has the common sense to see that stories like Noah and the ark or Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden or Jonah and the whale or Moses parting the Red Sea or Jesus walking on water and rising from the dead are myths and not to be taken literally.
"The Democrats control the major non cable media....ABC, CBS, NBC, and of course tax payer funded PBS which gives them an advantage regarding messaging and swaying their useful idiot drone voter base." - Maximus
My god, how much longer do we have to listen to you morons spout such idiocy. Any halfwit knows that EVERY one of the major news networks is CORPORATE owned. Just how liberally biased do you think the corporate owners will allow their networks to be?
If you recall the run-up to the Iraq war, not ONE of the networks allowed any dissension at all. Any talk of NOT going to war - if anyone dared to speak against it at all - was quickly snuffed out. Even MSNBC did not allow dissension. Phil Donahue, who had a program on MSNBC at the time, was one of the lone voices speaking out against it, and he was immediately taken off the air...permanently.
As for PBS...have you listened to any of their programming lately? They are all a bunch of cowards. They are so afraid of appearing liberal that they go out of their way NOT to ask any hardball questions regarding conservatives or conservative policies.
"If Obama were a Republican he would have been impeached long ago whether white, black, brown, or pink." - Maximus
You're kidding, right?? No president deserved impeachment more than George W. Bush. It wasn't long after he suckered us into war with Iraq that plenty of evidence surfaced to show that he had not just relied on "faulty intelligence," but he cherry-picked the intelligence and outright LIED to us. Funny, but I don't recall any attempt by Democrats to impeach him, even though evidence was abundant to warrant his impeachment.
And not only that, but after Obama took office, when many Americans were wanting Bush and Cheney and their administration to be tried for war crimes, Obama took what he thought was the high road and claimed that we didn't have time to waste on past events, that our present problems were so dire that we needed to focus on the present. Personally, I think that was his first mistake as president. He should have done whatever he could to have nailed the sorry white asses of those lying, murderous thugs (Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, et al) to the wall. They all should be behind bars for life.
This is a great 'toon! It captures the GOP perfectly in their attitude towards Obama. Bennett ought to win an award for this cartoon alone. How typical that so many of the mentally challenged RWNJs don't even have the smarts to see that the man in the background is supposed to represent George Zimmerman, not a black man. The GOP and right-wing Obama haters have "stalked" Obama since day one of his presidency, and they keep looking for some excuse to "pull the trigger." Of course, he has done NOTHING to warrant their constant harassment, and certainly nothing deserving of impeachment, so they keep having to make stuff up. Most reasonable people see how insane they are. The GOP and most of today's conservatives are batsh#t crazy.
I think I figured out how those "studies" could have come to the conclusion that capital punishment is a deterrent and that as many as 18 murders are prevented by executions:
Pollster: "I am doing a survey on the death penalty, and if I might take just a few minutes of your time?"
Pollee: "No problem."
Pollster: "First off, do you think that the death penalty serves as a deterrent to other people who might commit murder?"
Pollee: "Oh, most definitely."
Pollster: "You sound pretty certain of that."
Pollee: "I am, because, let me tell you, I was considering murdering my boss, but when I heard about that latest execution in Texas I decided right then and there, I don't want that to happen to me. So I decided not to go through with it. I egged his car and left a flaming bag of dog poop on his doorstep instead. I know that's a crime, but hey, it ain't murder."
Yeah, if that's how those studies went, then I guess I can see how they came up with their findings.
On further consideration: if there was anything meaningless or fruitless about what the Ploughshares Three did, it is that their activism will most likely prove to be an isolated incident carried out by a very small and dying breed of political activists. Unfortunately most people today are too apathetic to consider taking part in such demonstrations of civil disobedience, but what is needed is something like what they did multiplied by hundreds of thousands of other angry citizens who want to stop the insanity of our government's maintaining and even increasing our nuclear stockpile.
Mr. Hart should move to Afghanistan. He would love it there. Those Muslim fundies don't pussy-foot around when it comes to the death penalty.
I was wondering the same thing, LibDem. I would like to see some details about those "12 studies" and how they determined that capital punishment in America saves lives and serves as a deterrent. "Some studies concluded that, for every execution, up to 18 murders are prevented." Really?! I want to know how anyone can possibly determine that. Details, please, Mr. Hart.