Saturday, April 25, 2015
"We have to stop being the Stupid Party." -- Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal
Benghazi Coverup Allegations Rejected in Bipartisan House Probe
(Bloomberg) --" A two-year investigation by Republican and Democratic members of the House intelligence committee rejects allegations that the Obama administration intentionally misled the public about the deadly attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.
Repudiating what it called “the swirl of rumors and unsupported allegations” over the Benghazi assault, the lawmakers said in a report released yesterday that there was never a “stand-down” order blocking rescue efforts and that White House officials weren’t to blame for an inaccurate initial account of the events on Sept. 11, 2012.
The committee’s report doesn’t name former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a prospective Democratic presidential candidate in 2016."
GOP panel on Benghazi finds no Obama administration wrongdoing
Seventh GOP Benghazi Investigation Finds No Criminality Or Malfeasance – Eighth Inquiry Is Underway
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Republicans again appeal to theocracy
Michigan Republican Tim Walberg was a Christian minister before winning election to Congress in 2010 — and he hasn’t entirely changed jobs.
In a rare Tuesday-night committee meeting at which House Republicans advanced a bill curtailing reproductive rights, Walberg took the even rarer step of lecturing his colleagues on Scripture.
“It is clearly taught by Jesus the Christ himself,” Walberg preached to members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, “for those of us who believe in him — and I understand and I accept the fact that there are those who don’t — but he said render unto Caesar what’s Caesar’s and God what’s God’s, and I think that’s an important consideration for us on this committee tonight.”
Claiming Jesus in a political dispute is inflammatory, particularly when you accuse your opponents, as Walberg did, of “a continued attack on religion.”
The appeal to theocracy Tuesday night was even more incendiary because it was used to justify a bid to strike down a new District of Columbia law protecting women from workplace discrimination if they receive fertility treatments, use birth control or have abortions.
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) took issue with Walberg. “I studied for the Roman Catholic ministry,” he responded. “But I certainly don’t think that it is my job to propound the dogma of my church as a member of Congress.”
Replied Pastor Walberg: “While I will not wear my religion on my sleeve, I will not hide my faith.”
These Dominionists, (Ted Cruz and his pastor father who's anointed Ted as "King," for example) continue to sob about how they're being persecuted here in the U.S. Meanwhile, a U.S. Congressman uses his Dominionist beliefs to justify discrimination in U.S. law and sees nothing wrong with imposing one religious belief over all others.
There isn't one mention of Jesus Christ or God or any deity in the U.S. Constitution. Our laws are not based on anyone's holy book. The same people who continue to soil their undies over their fears of Sharia law being imposed (by Obama, of course) see nothing wrong with using Christian beliefs as a basis for laws in our secular country. They are the dominant religion (for now), so they must be right. Right?
Here's more information on Rep. Walberg, a certifiable nutter:
Meet Tim Walberg:
A Birther Goes to Washington Tim Walberg, who is returning to the House next year after representing Michigan's 7th district for one term from 2007-2009, brags that he "was a Tea Partier before there was a Tea Party." Indeed, Walberg enthusiastically embraces the most extreme aspects of the Tea Party—from corporate pandering and vowing to cut social safety-net programs to far-right views on social issues and a predilection for conspiracy theories.
Walberg is perhaps most famous for his unabashed embrace of "birther" theories. Asked by a radio show caller if he thinks President Obama is an American citizen or a Muslim, Walberg responded: "You know, I don't know, I really don't know.  We don't have enough information about this President. He was never given a job interview that was complete. "But that's not the issue now.  He is President. Right now, we need to make sure that he doesn't remain as President. Whether he's American, a Muslim, a Christian, you name it."
While other candidates have tried to tiptoe away from their own birther claims, Walberg later doubled down, saying that he would "take [Obama] at his word that he's an American citizen"…and then suggested that Congress impeach Obama in order to obtain a copy of his birth certificate.
Walberg's Religious Right credentials are also stellar.
He opposes abortion rights, including in cases of rape or incest
As a member of the House, he cosponsored two bills that, according to NARAL, "would end all legal abortion, most common forms of birth control, stem cell research, and in vitro fertilization".
He voted against a bill that would have provided for stem cell research.
In 2008, Walberg was the only member of the House education committee to vote "no" on extending funding for the Head Start program.
He objected to a provision in the bill that prohibited Head Start preschools from discriminating based on religion, warning that a Christian parochial school might have to hire a Muslim or "a Wiccan from a coven in Ann Arbor."
Meanwhile, in Louisiana, the lawmakers allow a Bible story to be taught as science.
Is this another sign of Christian persecution????
Dismissing Darwin: Records show teachers and school board members conspiring to teach creationism in public school science class.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Rick Santorum: Obama Established A Secular Theocracy
Rick Santorum appeared on Tony Perkins’s “Washington Watch” radio show yesterday to discuss national security threats from ISIS and Iran, but Perkins eventually moved the discussion to the “domestic threats” to the country: namely, gay marriage. Perkins thanked Santorum for working with the Family Research Council on creating a short film about the dangers of marriage equality, which will be shown in participating churches on the Sunday before the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges. Santorum told Perkins that, for the first time ever in U.S. history, religious liberty is under assault from a new secular theocratic system.
Definition of secular: sec·u·lar ˈsekyələr/Submit adjective 1. denoting attitudes, activities, or other things that have no religious or spiritual basis. "secular buildings" synonyms: nonreligious, areligious, lay, temporal, worldly, earthly, profane; formallaic "secular music"
Definition of theocracy:
the·oc·ra·cy: noun a system of government in which priests rule in the name of God or a god.
Epic Stupid, even for Santorum.
A secular theocracy? Is that sort of like totalitarian liberty? This sort of fevered rhetoric that makes no sense drives the Dominionists' agenda, which is to turn this secular country into a theocracy, run by idiots like Santorum.
Bachmann: Rapture Imminent Thanks To Gay Marriage & Obama
In an interview with End Times broadcaster Jan Markell that was aired this weekend, former Rep. Michele Bachmann said that people should “not despair but rejoice” that the world has reached the “midnight hour” and that “we in our lifetimes potentially could see Jesus Christ returning to earth and the Rapture of the church.” The former Republican congresswoman from Minnesota said that President Obama’s policies, including support for marriage equality and nuclear negotiations with Iran, are to blame for the world’s imminent demise. “We need to realize how close this clock is to getting towards the midnight hour,” Bachmann said. “Barack Obama is intent, it is his number one goal, to ensure that Iran has a nuclear weapon.”
She's no longer in Congress, thank Darwin. But she still captures the imagination of the bottom-feeders who cling to her End Times babbling.
Huckabee: Wait To Join Military Until Obama Leaves Office
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee claimed in an interview with Iowa talk radio host Jan Mickelson yesterday that the Obama administration has “an open hostility toward the Christian faith,” and urged prospective military recruits to wait until the end of President Obama’s term to enlist.
If you have no ideas, no vision, no shame, like Huckabee, you can always appeal to the worst in people and hope they follow you down a path which, in this case, will lead to his induction into the Tea Party Clown Hall of Fame.
Ted Cruz Asks Pastors To Preach And Pray Against Gay Marriage Ahead Of SCOTUS Arguments -
There you go again, Teddy! If your fellow Christians aren't praying away the gay, they're praying against the gay. That's a real winning position for people who aren't paying attention to where America is on this issue. And America isn't with you or your anti-gay minions.
Keep in mind that the people mentioned in this "Stupid For Tuesday" post all belong to the political party that wants to win the White House in 2016 so that they will have complete control of all three branches of government. If you will notice, not one of these people have proposed anything or even talked about an issue that is not religion-based.
Hump Day Quiz: What Is A Secular Theocracy?