Imagine somebody asking you for $1500 on economic troubles. You are supposed to be the sole benefactor to the problem. The borrower wants your money and treasure.
Such is the bind that I am. You are placed magically in somebody else’s problem. You have enough problems findings in your life.
It is just time give this issue to my higher power. God grant me the serenity to deal with this problem.
Another loonie from the right makes another crazy claim. From KHOU
“You use these buzz words to try and excite,” said Bolden. “The only person’s sex life you should be concerned about is the person you’re having sex with.”
What Democratic voter Bolden is talking about is what was issued by the re-election campaign of Harris County Republican Party Chairman Jared Woodfill.
In a party news release, Dr. Steve Hotze, the president of the Conservative Republicans of Texas said:
“Our Founding Fathers would be furious to find out that the Constitution was being interpreted to allow sodomites to marry.”
This guy sounds right out of the Westboro Baptist Church. I bet this guy and Fred Phelphs would make good friends. But the GOP does not need more Christian Reconstructionists around.
Can these guys ever just elect a guy who states “Yes, I believe gay marriage is sin. However, it is in issue of private morality and the government has no right to ban same sex marriage. It will be up to God, not me judge that person’s soul at the day of eternity. and Yes, God unconditionally loves everybody, including gays”
This would be staying faithful to biblical truth without turning off people. I just do not understand these people or perhaps there is too many people into the Christian nationalism movement and have to really that its failed movement.
I think Founders who not like gay marriage, but it would believe to be issue of private morality and not public morality if they live today.
Mother Jones has a great analysis of the crises in the Ukraine
“Following up on the previous post, if you do want to fret about Ukraine, I have just the thing for you. I’m going to tell you how this will all unfold:
Vladimir Putin will do something belligerent. (Already done.)
Republicans will demand that we show strength in the face of Putin’s provocation. Whatever it is that we’re doing, we should do more.
President Obama will denounce whatever it is that Putin does. But regardless of how unequivocal his condemnation is, Bill Kristol will insist that he’s failing to support the democratic aspirations of the Ukrainian people.
Journalists will write a variety of thumbsuckers pointing out that our options are extremely limited, what with Ukraine being 5,000 miles away and all.
John McCain will appear on a bunch of Sunday chat shows to bemoan the fact that Obama is weak and no one fears America anymore.
Having written all the “options are limited” thumbsuckers, journalists and columnists will follow McCain’s lead and start declaring that the crisis in Ukraine is the greatest foreign policy test of Obama’s presidency. It will thus supplant Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Iran, and North Korea for this honor.
In spite of all the trees felled and words spoken about this, nobody will have any good ideas about what kind of action might actually make a difference. There will be scattered calls to impose a few sanctions here and there, introduce a ban on Russian vodka imports, convene NATO, demand a UN Security Council vote, etc. None of this will have any material effect.
Obama will continue to denounce Putin. Perhaps he will convene NATO. For their part, Republicans will continue to insist that he’s showing weakness and needs to get serious.
This will all continue for a while.
In the end, it will all settle down into a stalemate, with Russia having thrown its weight around in its near abroad—just like it always has—and the West not having the leverage to do much about it.
Actually, there’s no telling about #11. Maybe Ukraine will choose (or have foisted on them) a pro-Russian leader that Putin is happy with. Maybe east and west will split apart. Maybe a nominally pro-Western leader will emerge. Who knows? What we do know is that (a) the United States will play only a modest role in all this, and (b) conservative hawks will continue to think that if only we’d done just a little bit more, Putin would have blinked and Ukraine would be free.
You may now go about your regular weekend business.”
In reality, we should not spend our time obsessing about this crises, but Putin is still considered to be thug and bully in my opinion. But there is little that the West can do because our military is exhausted from Afghanistan and the Iraq War. This is the not the time to draw us into foreign entanglement right now. This is the Europe’s problem, not ours. So we can focus on dealing with other problems than this.
This week seems to be high-stakes in the job search week. I have four interviews, count them four interviews. I need to be confident in my ability to get a job. Do not get depressed. Feel confident. Get a good night rest. And do well.
That is my encouragement for the week. Just to do well. Hope for the best.
The Republicans are on the warpath to impeach President Obama. From the Washington Time
“Actor Steven Seagal says that President Obama would be impeached if the truth about Benghazi came out.
Mr. Segal spoke at the Western Conservative conference on Friday after a series of comical speakers, but his speech took a serious turn when he gave criticism of the Obama administration, the Independent Journal Review reported.
PHOTOS: Benghazi: The anatomy of a scandal
“Never in my life did I ever believe that our country would be taken over by people like the people who are running it at this day,” he said, adding, “if the truth about Benghazi were to come out now, I don’t think that this man would make it through his term. I think he would be impeached.”
He continued to criticize the department of Justice and the fiasco with the “Fast and the Furious” operation.
“What’s happened with the fast and the furious?” he asked. “What’s happened with the truth about any of the greatest scandals in American history that have happened right before our eyes?”
He ended his speech by saying that Americans must look past party lines to work together to take the country back”
Beating Bengahzi is like a dead horse. There is no more information that is going to be gain from that. Yet, some conservatives are obsessed with Benghazi now, because Obama’s citizenship seems to be settled issue on the right.
They want a find to get rid of him and find the next conservative “messiah” that is going to restore America back to a more racially pure and less religiously diverse nation. Racial purity is not so much as an issue as less religious diversity.
The let’s impeach Obama crowd is looking any excuse to rid themselves of Obama, and yet that they cannot find an annoited conservative “messiah” that is going to lead us into Golden Age of modern conservatism and free-market capitialism. It is simply a fantasy that does not exist and yet these guys letting the country rot to get some dream that is not attainable.
A Christian nation where everybody call Jesus is lord is not going to happen or is never going to happen. Getting rid of Barack Obama is not going to accomplish. Or is trying to discriminate against LGBT people. Or trying to get rid of abortion laws.
All of their work moves this nation. Back to the nation of robber barons and corrupt governments just like we had the Gilded Age.
Do these guys have any clues about health, welfare, and safety of workers. Well, I guess the GOP just does not have clue as stated by WUFT
“The House Of Representatives has approved several bills that would limit and change the federal government regulates businesses. The Republican-backed measures were all passed by party-line votes; none are seen as likely to be enacted into law.
The legislation underscores “an increasingly symbolic thrust of legislation as Congress heads towards midterm elections,” NPR’s David Welna reports for our Newscast unit.
“This is an opportunity for us to show the American people that we are committed to restoring the trust in government,” GOP Majority Leader Eric Cantor said today.
Here’s more from David:
“The series of anti-regulatory bills the House approved are part of what Republican leaders are calling Stop Government Abuse Week.
“Democrats accused Republicans of wasting everyone’s time.
“‘I sincerely wish my friends on the other side of the aisle would stop this conservative merry-go-round,” said Alcee Hastings, a congressman from Florida.
“Even some Republicans acknowledged their legislation is unlikely to be considered by the Senate.”
So let’s give another group more money and gut the workers safety and consumer financial protection just so an rich idiot can make another $1M off income?
Do they expect that having regulations is going to result trickle-down economics? All of this is a game of trickle down economic which supposedly would generate jobs because corporations would have less regulations to deal with it and can hire more workers. The only problem is that less regulations is probably going to result in less spending and higher health-related costs because lack of worker safety protections and lower wages.
What planet do these guys live in?
Tragic loss has never really hit me. When my grandma died, I just seem to not mourn her. I did not go into deep states of despair. Rather, I choose to remember the good memories of that person
My Uncle could be dead by the end of the week. It is sad thing, but there has been a few days to emotionally prepare for the moment when we have to pull the plug. Pulling the plug is not the most easiest thing to do.
However, does he want to die with the dignity of not putting my family through a massive amount of financial burden. I think the answer is not. Putting somebody through the burden of putting them in nursing home and then let the vampire of the health system drain my families resources is not worth it.
We will serenely accept that he might die. It is something we cannot change. We just need to have the wisdom to have the difference not to mourn, but remember the happy moments that he wanted to live. That is how he would like to remembered. And we will always remember him.