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One Nation Under Godlessness

The Original Alice Wrote: Nov 14, 2014 9:10 AM
Yeah, no double standard there!
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One Nation Under Godlessness

The Original Alice Wrote: Nov 14, 2014 8:00 AM
It's almost laughable, the stupidity of the school's interpretation of the State's establishing a religion. Yeah, allowing some high school kids to pray and sing gospel songs in a private room in non-instructional hours is REALLY the same thing as the federal government's saying that the official religion of America is fill-in-the-blank. *head - desk*
Huh?? I'm still trying to figure how 2 + purple = cows on Thursday...or something. (Seriously, WHAT did he just say?)
Denmark Vesey, I very much appreciate your analysis, and I agree with most everything that you said, in fact. And I'm very conservative. Where I would differ is with the idea that statements like Romney's "47%" were proof of racism - pointed at blacks. I firmly believe he was talking about non-producers (who are not incapable of work). The mainstream media, which HATES conservatives, was only too happy to call it racism, but Romney, and you, and I, all know that the majority of welfare recipients are white. I say this as an example to defend my fellow conservatives - to say that where we are regularly blasted as being hidden racists, we are [mostly] not. (I'm sure Klan types could not vote for Ben Carson - but every conservative that I know would LOVELOVELOVE to have someone like him at the helm. Or Condaleeza Rice.) Again, I thank you for your very thoughtful, insightful post. And again, I agree with most all of it. Republicans have got to do a better job of stomping on any smell of racism in our midst. I think Rand Paul is doing a good job of changing how we look in that regard, and more of us need to be doing similar listening/outreach/considering.
But don't think for a minute that they aren't already planning for 2016 or 2018. They are, and in a big way. They knew they would not win this one, but they have high hopes for the future, especially as Texas becomes more Hispanic by percentage. And if Republicans don't figure out how to make our platform more attractive to non-whites, I fear they will succeed. ...which will mean a poorer life for all here, be you white, black, Hispanic, whatever.
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The Death of Opera

The Original Alice Wrote: Nov 10, 2014 6:13 PM
Haha! Love it.
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The Death of Opera

The Original Alice Wrote: Nov 10, 2014 6:12 PM
But...but...NPR did a piece on it, and they said it wonderful! (Big, big surprise there.) How absolutely disgusting. I am very happy that both Giuliani and Greenberg point out that the Met has every right to produce such a piece. AND that we as Americans have every right to call it revolting. And to protest. And not to attend. We also have the right to call for defunding organizations like the Met with taxpayer money (and I assume they are indeed partially funded by something other than generous patrons). I don't want to. I do believe in funding for the arts. But not if the arts are extolling the virtues of murderous terrorists. Waiting for that The-Nice-Side-of-Nazis opera, Adams! It'll be a HUGE hit!
Even worse than the horror of WHO's and UNICEF's practicing their own little progressive eugenics experiment in Africa is the effect on other countries. That is, perfectly legit healthcare workers have been murdered in Taliban-controlled countries, because the rumor was that the vaccinations being provided contained birth control. And that was ridiculous, right? Not anymore. Thanks, WHO and UNICEF, for now crippling/killing off millions of *future* children and adults with terrible, avoidable diseases! And murdering more healthcare workers! Great job! Thumbs up! Really thought that one through, didn't ya!
By far, the scariest cellphone footage I have ever seen. Both as someone who writes and is horrified when my laptop screws up for technical reasons, but FAR more as someone who doesn't want to believe that my own government could have such evil intentions. I do believe it, mind you. I just wish it weren't true.
Bingo. And their intentions, of course, are always purer/higher than ours.
I am in love with #6. That put things into a perspective I had not see before. I literally sat up and said. "Whoa!"
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