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McGovern, given the state of our economy and job outlook, I think they are just going home because they can't find work. In Obamaspeak, this counts as deporting illegals.
Doug, in a word, no. The Scriptures tell us that "there is a way that seems right to a man, but the end thereof is death." I am paraphrasing of course, but there are so many other Scriptures that make it clear. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." If you reject the path, are on the wrong road, and die without repentance, the Scriptures are pretty clear about where you are going. If you choose the broad way to destruction, you shouldn't be surprised at what meets you at the end of that road. It won't be anything containing anything resembling wings, clouds or harps.
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Vulnerable Dems Can't Take Obamacare Heat

Pat2881 Wrote: Feb 09, 2014 10:51 AM
For most of them, they have become the Democrat/Liberal/Progressive party cheerleading squad. Why let a little thing like journalistic integrity get in the way of supporting your party?
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Vulnerable Dems Can't Take Obamacare Heat

Pat2881 Wrote: Feb 09, 2014 10:50 AM
Hey, it's not a lie if you cross your fingers behind your back while you're saying it. Everybody who ever went to elementary school knows that. Some of us just outgrew those silly playground rules. Unfortunately for us, Democrats never grew up and keep playing by those playground rules. Then they blame us for being silly enough to believe them. Equally unfortunately, the game has far greater consequences now that it did when we were on the playground.
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The Pause That Refreshes

Pat2881 Wrote: Feb 06, 2014 12:23 PM
While I enjoyed the commercial, and I am a member of a diverse family that includes individuals from many ethnic backgrounds, I would argue that we need a common language to truly unite us. While I have no problem with immigrants who speak their native language in their homes or communities, I do believe that we need a common language to unite us as a people. When we provide education, commerce, banking, driver's licensing, and any number of other public services in multiple languages, we do nothing more than handicap the new immigrant by leaving him/her in a situation that limits his/her capacity to succeed in this country. How many of our universities offer complete academic programs in languages other than English? How does the non-English-speaking immigrant drive long distances and understand the road signs along the way? How many businesses have the ability to accommodate multiple foreign-language speakers either as customers or as employees? I love the sound of Spanish since I grew up hearing it in the Southwest. I have studied the language as well. I can't speak it worth a darn, but it is a beautiful language. Having visited Spain, I also know that I had difficulty finding my way around on my own when I was not fluent in the local language. The same applies to immigrants who come here. To fully participate in our society, they need to speak the language of our country, and that language is English.
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Monsters Hiding in Plain Sight

Pat2881 Wrote: Feb 06, 2014 10:21 AM
rfisher205, pedophilic disorder is still in the DSM. While there was some discussion about removing it, the entire committee charged with writing the DSM rejected the calls of those who wanted to omit it. It is still listed as 302.2 Pedophilic Disorder in DSM5. Having said that, we still need to be vigilant. Homosexual behavior also used to be listed in the DSM as a mental disorder. Through powerful lobbying efforts, homosexuals were successful in getting it removed. While it is much harder to put a nice face on pedophiles, if it ever happens, we will probably see pedophilia removed from the DSM. After all, people still watch movies made by Roman Polanski and Woody Allen. If we were really serious about protecting our children, these men would not be making millions off the money we spend for tickets to see their movies. I haven't been to a movie that I knew was connected to either of these men for years, not since I learned of their appetite for sex with children.
TX Yankee, even Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." He also said that on the day of judgment that many would come claiming that they had done great works of charity in HIs name, but he said they would not be accepted because they had neglected other things that were important. If those people can be left out of heaven, then why not Bill Nye?
He says he's not a politician, but he conveniently forgets some of the Democrat policies that have hurt North Carolina military families and focuses only on the other party. Somehow, I think that qualifies him as being a politician. Someone who wants to represent all of the people does not cherry pick examples of problematic political decisions but focuses on both sides of the issue regardless of which party was responsible for them.
Laws can and have been repealed. Even constitutional amendments have been repealed when they were not doing what those who passed them were not having the desired outcome. Prohibition comes to mind. There was also a Medicare law that was tried in the late 80s. It proved so unpopular that it was repealed a year later. The Democrats knew how unpopular this law would be once it was implemented. Why else do you think that wrote it so that it would phase in over several years rather than all at once?
I loved the Tebow T-Mobile commercials during the first half of the Superbowl. I changed channels before the half time show so didn't see the second half commercials.
Lots of NFL players praise God in their interviews after they win. How many of them actually try to live like Christians in their everyday lives? There are many who call on God on camera and then go around fathering children by multiple women, drinking and drugging, and generally living like thugs. Does their behavior reflect their faith or are their words on Sunday thanking God just window dressing? Think about it before you make such statements. Tebow played quarterback for years very successfully. As someone who lives in SEC country, I can tell you that he can play quarterback. The NFL has a script for quarterbacks that he did not fill. That is not his fault. He could have been a great asset for the NFL in his work ethic and his popularity with the public. He didn't fit their mold so they rejected him, but that does not mean that the young man cannot play quarterback. Just ask all of the other SEC teams he defeated in his National Championship season and the one that followed where he also went 13-1.
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