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Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Feb 20, 2012, 01:24 PM (0 replies)

The Prophet Santorum Once Again Clarifies God’s Will

In spite of the political riskiness of proclaiming his truth as, the truth, Rick Santorum has never shied away from sitting in judgment of those who don’t share his religious values or perspective. Speaking to a crowd at a campaign rally on Friday, Santorum announced:

The “president’s agenda” is “not about you,” he said. “It’s not about you. It’s not about your quality of life. It’s not about your job. It’s about some phony ideal, some phony theology. Oh, not a theology based on the Bible, a different theology, but no less a theology.”


The predominately conservative crowd roared their approval


Then of course, Santorum’s campaign team went into damage control. Knowing full well that the conservative Catholic presidential candidate had just publicly raised the specter of Barack Obama not being a ‘real’ Christian, his National Communications Director, Hogan Gidley quickly got out a statement to the media:

“The President says he’s a Christian and Rick believes that and has even said so publicly many times. Rick was talking about the President’s belief in the secular theology of government and how believing that theology is dangerous because government theology teaches that it’s perfectly fine to take away our God-given rights and freedoms.”


Speaking Sunday morning on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Santorum himself tried a little sanctimonious damage control of his own:

“I accept the fact that the president is a Christian. But when you have a world view that elevates the Earth above man and says we can’t take those resources because its going to harm the Earth, it’s just all an attempt to centralize power and give more power to the government.”




http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/02/20/the-prophet-santorum-once-again-clarifies-gods-will/

God's Will?


Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Feb 20, 2012, 12:49 PM (1 replies)

Santorum believes that Obama believes in 'phony theology'

Well there they go again, just making shit up...


COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Rick Santorum took his rhetoric to a new level, trying to attack President Barack Obama over the controversy between religious freedom and contraception.

"It's not about you. It's not about you," Santorum said at a Tea Party rally, directing his comments at the president. "It's not about your quality of life. It's not about your job. It's about some phony ideal, some phony theology. Oh, not a theology based on the Bible, a different theology, but no less a theology."


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At a media availability following his address to the Ohio Christian Alliance here, Santorum, the candidate with the momentum in the GOP race for president, faced a barrage of questions about the comments.

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/18/10444177-santorum-obama-believes-in-phony-theology-not-based-on-bible
Posted by liberal N proud | Sat Feb 18, 2012, 07:57 PM (6 replies)

Do the Republicans plan on talking about contraception for the next 9 months?

Do they really think this will win elections?

While people still are still hungover from a Republican Induced recession, they have nothing but oppression of women to offer!



Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Feb 16, 2012, 02:34 PM (28 replies)

State officials seeking $2.85M study to see whether rest areas, Ohio Turnpike could be leased

Cross posted from GD

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio officials want to know whether the state's 101 rest stops could be leased to a private operator and how much a potential deal might be worth.

A legislative panel on Monday approved the state's use of $2.85 million in federal research money to pay a consultant to evaluate privatizing the rest areas along interstates and state roadways.

Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) has said leasing rest areas might be a way to address a gap in the transportation budget.
Under the contract with Austin, Texas-based KPMG Corporate Finance LLC, consultants will also explore the idea of leasing the Ohio Turnpike. The 241-mile roadway is funded through tolls and the sale of gas and food at rest stops.


http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/5db2a1f0f4c1454f8ae5dcf82d2fd8bc/OH--Private-Rest-Stops-Ohio/

He not only wants to lease the Turnpike but rest areas on the remaining interstate highways as well. Are we going to have to pay to pee on the road now?

Cross posted in GD: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002308968


Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Feb 14, 2012, 07:26 AM (1 replies)

State officials seeking $2.85M study to see whether rest areas, Ohio Turnpike could be leased

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio officials want to know whether the state's 101 rest stops could be leased to a private operator and how much a potential deal might be worth.

A legislative panel on Monday approved the state's use of $2.85 million in federal research money to pay a consultant to evaluate privatizing the rest areas along interstates and state roadways.

Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) has said leasing rest areas might be a way to address a gap in the transportation budget.
Under the contract with Austin, Texas-based KPMG Corporate Finance LLC, consultants will also explore the idea of leasing the Ohio Turnpike. The 241-mile roadway is funded through tolls and the sale of gas and food at rest stops.


http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/5db2a1f0f4c1454f8ae5dcf82d2fd8bc/OH--Private-Rest-Stops-Ohio/

He not only wants to lease the Turnpike but rest areas on the remaining interstate highways as well. Are we going to have to pay to pee on the road now?



Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Feb 14, 2012, 07:25 AM (6 replies)

Even Critics of Safety Net Increasingly Depend on It

The government safety net was created to keep Americans from abject poverty, but the poorest households no longer receive a majority of government benefits.

New York Times
LINDSTROM, Minn. — Ki Gulbranson owns a logo apparel shop, deals in jewelry on the side and referees youth soccer games. He makes about $39,000 a year and wants you to know that he does not need any help from the federal government.

He says that too many Americans lean on taxpayers rather than living within their means. He supports politicians who promise to cut government spending. In 2010, he printed T-shirts for the Tea Party campaign of a neighbor, Chip Cravaack, who ousted this region’s long-serving Democratic congressman.

Yet this year, as in each of the past three years, Mr. Gulbranson, 57, is counting on a payment of several thousand dollars from the federal government, a subsidy for working families called the earned-income tax credit. He has signed up his three school-age children to eat free breakfast and lunch at federal expense. And Medicare paid for his mother, 88, to have hip surgery twice.

There is little poverty here in Chisago County, northeast of Minneapolis, where cheap housing for commuters is gradually replacing farmland. But Mr. Gulbranson and many other residents who describe themselves as self-sufficient members of the American middle class and as opponents of government largess are drawing more deeply on that government with each passing year.



http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/12/us/even-critics-of-safety-net-increasingly-depend-on-it.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha2



Talk about wanting to cut off the hand that feeds you!
Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Feb 13, 2012, 06:48 AM (0 replies)

The same group who want the gov to not cover birth control wants that same government...

To ban abortion.

They need to make up their minds.
Posted by liberal N proud | Sat Feb 11, 2012, 09:12 AM (10 replies)

Wall Street's Third Party - Will Americans Elect upend the presidential election?



This November, when Barack Obama faces off against his Republican opponent, there will be a third candidate in the race, too. This candidate has already qualified for the ballot in 14 states, including California. The campaign to ensure the candidate’s ballot access in all 50 states has raised $22 million (more than the campaigns of every Republican presidential candidate except Mitt Romney), with which it has employed 3,000 paid signature gatherers and enlisted 3,000 volunteers.

This third candidate probably doesn’t have to do all that well to affect the outcome of the presidential election. Most polling shows that the general election will be close, both nationally and in a number of swing states. It takes no great imaginative leap to envision a scenario in which this third candidate tips a key state to Obama or his GOP opponent, much as Ralph Nader tipped Florida to George W. Bush in 2000.

Only this time around, there’s one signal difference: We have no idea who that third candidate will be or what he or she stands for. For that matter, we also have no idea who the donors of that $22 million are, though the organization they’ve given to has published a list of “leaders” chock-full of private-equity executives and hedge-fund managers.

The group that is working to put this yet-to-be-identified worthy before us come November is called Americans Elect. It is the creation of financier Peter Ackerman, a 65-year-old private-equity executive who made his fortune working alongside Michael Milken at Drexel Burnham Lambert in the 1980s—and who is also a leading advocate for and financial supporter of Gandhian nonviolent political change around the world. Like Ackerman himself, Americans Elect seems to have two distinct identities clumped into one. On the one hand, it seeks to update the nominee-selection process for the digital age through online voting. On the other, it looks to create a political vehicle for the socially tolerant, fiscally conservative financial establishment that Ackerman, and the colleagues he’s persuaded to join the organization’s leadership, personify.


http://prospect.org/article/wall-streets-third-party


This is the first I have heard of this, how do you get qualified and not be known?

Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Feb 10, 2012, 03:47 PM (4 replies)

A bunch of grumpy old perverts want to deny women the right to contraception

New York Times:

Bishops Were Prepared for Battle Over Birth Control Coverage

When after much internal debate the Obama administration finally announced its decision to require religiously affiliated hospitals and universities to cover birth control in their insurance plans, the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops were fully prepared for battle.

Seven months earlier, they had started laying the groundwork for a major new campaign to combat what they saw as the growing threat to religious liberty, including the legalization of same-sex marriage. But the birth control mandate, issued on Jan. 20, was their Pearl Harbor.

Hours after President Obama phoned to share his decision with Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York, who is president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the bishops’ headquarters in Washington posted on its Web site a video of Archbishop Dolan, which had been recorded the day before.

“Never before,” Archbishop Dolan said, setting the tone, “has the federal government forced individuals and organizations to go out into the marketplace and buy a product that violates their conscience. This shouldn’t happen in a land where free exercise of religion ranks first in the Bill of Rights.”


http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/10/us/bishops-planned-battle-on-birth-control-coverage-rule.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha2


I suppose calling the Bishops perverts is sacrilegious since I have nothing to prove they are child molesters themsleves.


Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Feb 10, 2012, 06:41 AM (12 replies)
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