Allow those who wish to sell an organ to do so.
I always attack dynastic empires of aristocrats calling for censorship. I imagine that books, music, and newspapers are burning on the mountain fiefdom.
FRANK A. BROCK, Lookout Mountain, Ga. wrote: " . . . someone who does not know that coarse language reflects a person’s values or that a community is defined by “acceptable” public expression of thought."
And ". . . printing such words and thoughts that have the potential to be so destructive to the fabric of our beloved community."
I think it's great that Massa has come out of the plantation house to give instruction to his chillen.
Lordy, lordy, Massa Brock, we sho don't want to be offendin' the rich white folk on the high hill. Why, we's be waitin' for the word of the Massa to tell us how to think and talk.
Please forgive us po folk which got no fine edumication likes y'all. We's just be simple folk with no mind but what y'all tell us to think.
I's gwine to be prayin' to you Massa, prayin' y'all forgive us for decidin' for ourselfs what we's be thinkin.
Jest one mo thing, Massa Brock. Reckon y'all could git us some prayer rugs so we's could pray five times a day towards the mountain? It shore be rough on this here grey-headed slave a-gitting up and down so much on my knees to thank Jebus that you, His great wonda-workin' prophet, is thinkin' and lookin' out for us po folk.
Youse be just like dat fine fella Rev. Jim Jones, jest a-wantin' us to drink dat holy kool-aid when we's stray from dat straight and narrow path y'all have laid out fo us.
Shore do tell all dem white folk on the mountain dats we sorry and will try harder to do jest likes y'all say.
"Our commander-in-chief who represents us on the world stage is black. Why would Bennett doodle him as a WASP?"
Because out of the last twelve meddlesome presidents, eleven have been white — majority rules, perhaps?
What difference does color make? Imperialism knows no color.
Some hopeful and surprising things happening in Iran:
”Politically moderate cleric Hassan Rohani is on the path to winning Iran’s presidential election, a stunning result that upends predictions of a preordained hardline victory and heralds change – both in tone, and almost certainly in substance – for the Islamic Republic.”
Sadly, to many fundamentalist Christians and Jews, Israeli uber-nationalists, and US Congressional, government and military war-mongers and neo-cons, this will make little difference.
Watch for Israel (BiBi and his crowd) to start something and McCain, Graham, Obama, and Fox News to fall into lock-step for intervention there as well.
It's time for major disruption of the government war machine before another in a long list of failed foreign interventions.
I wonder when, instead of Bronze Stars and DSC for US service personnel, the government will be awarding Halliburton medals and Lockheed campaign ribbons.
"My Daddy died for fat-cat politicians, board-of-director retired generals, and to keep the world markets safe for US corporations. He'll be buried in the Exxon National Cemetery if they can find enough pieces to fit in an oil can. God bless the United States of Amalgamated Corporations."
Lohr wants more Christian Crusades. From the Vietnam war-cry of "Kill a Commie for Christ" it's now "Kill Muslims for Christ."
Religious foreign policy never works. Never.
Jesus is still dead. Fighting wars for dead saviors, prophets, Jehovahs, Allahs, and all other imaginary gods is still murder.
Lohr can take a plane to war-zones anytime he wants. Perhaps Lohr can sing them into surrender with this little ditty.
I predict that the US will be arming Syrian rebels within two months. I suspect that some US service personnel will refuse to take part in another useless war and that if required to do so sabotage will begin to happen as in Vietnam.
Do you want your husband, wife, son, daughter, or friends to die in another civil war, military invasion, military occupation — for corporations, corrupt generals, and war-mongering politicians?
For many, this will be the last straw.
When Corker, Alexander, McCain, Graham, and all the others whose portfolio will be enhanced by yet another military excursion to build US Corporate Empires are air-dropped onto active battlefields perhaps they'll be less demand for war.
But these types are only interested in your blood and guts while their power and bank accounts increase.
Shame on them!
"Laugh out loud NOW . . ."
I do laugh out loud now — all the time. Can't laugh when you're dead. Who would want to spend eternity prostrate before some superdooper Joba-the-Hut wannabe praising him for being a genocidal creep and doing a piss-poor job of pretending to be a loving god? Who'd want to spend time with Orr, Conservative, Lohr, and the other religious nazis? I wouldn't be around them here on earth — why would I want to spend eternity with them? It's not like they'll get any better as long as they worship imaginary, wicked murderers.
I'm laughing now watching rabbits eat the clover, birds with babies, dogs sleeping on the porch, kids playing ball, and good food cooking on the stove.
That's good living and I'm laughing at my good fortune to know it.
"You must really really have it good here."
Yes, I do. I live my life based on reason, logic, and the scientific breakthroughs that reason, logic, and hard work have provided.
I don't waste my time on imaginary deities, giving money and time to faith-based organizations, listening to preachers, priests, and prophets who clamor for my cash and unquestioning obedience to murderous man-made creations, nor do I cower in fear that some spooky god or devil will get me for what I have or haven't done.
Eliminating faith in invisible and laughable gods is one of the greatest events of my life. I know that this life is it. When I'm dead I go back to the same nothingness that was before I arrived. It's not scary; it's the process of nature.
I don't need false beliefs in a hereafter to enjoy this trip; to enjoy the wonders of existence and to live in awe that I am in the here and now; to accept mysteries without the need to create bogymen as celestial crap-shooters.
I don't need to believe in heavens or hells, or Billy Grahams, or Swaggerts, or Osteens, or Warrens. All those evil Jehovahs, Allahs, and Popes don't mean squat.
I'll go out tonight and look at the stars, planets, and billions of past years' light and revel in the flux of chaos that came together for me to do so.
I having a dandy old time without that religious BS. No gods, no devils, no saviors — just birth, life, and death.
That's enough for me.
"I think if i ever decide to get religion I'm gonna go w/Islam> At least ya got a shot at 77 virgins!"
The only problem with that is all the virgins are 77 and look like Mother Teresa.