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Why is the Catholic church not paying taxes?

Catholic bishop: Voting for Obama jeopardizes the ‘eternal salvation of your own soul’

A Catholic bishop from Springfield, Illinois is warning that the stakes for the 2012 election are even higher than most people think because voting for President Barack Obama could damn “you own soul” to hell.

In a column and video posted by the official newspaper of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois and obtained by Right Wing Watch on Wednesday, Bishop Thomas John Paprocki called out the Democratic Party for temporarily removing God from their platform, supporting abortion and recognizing that “gay rights are human rights.”

“There are many positive and beneficial planks in the Democratic Party Platform, but I am pointing out those that explicitly endorse intrinsic evils,” the bishop explained. “My job is not to tell you for whom you should vote. But I do have a duty to speak out on moral issues. I would be abdicating this duty if I remained silent out of fear of sounding ‘political’ and didn’t say anything about the morality of these issues. People of faith object to these platform positions that promote serious sins.”


http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/09/27/catholic-bishop-voting-for-obama-jeopardizes-the-eternal-salvation-of-your-own-soul/

This is clearly a violation of separation of church and state and an example of the church attempting to influence elections.
Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Oct 1, 2012, 03:27 PM (1 replies)

Scarborough's sweet Jesus moment was the Moment of Zen last night

Stewart played the Romney Ryan chant segment with Scarborough following it for the Moment of Zen last night.
Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Sep 27, 2012, 06:43 AM (2 replies)

King says he's delaying lawsuit against Obama

SIOUX CITY | U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron, on Monday said he’s delaying until after the November election filing a lawsuit that challenges the Obama administration’s new immigration rules. He previously said the case would be submitted before Labor Day.

"We are close to the election. It would be viewed as a political initiative anyway," he said.

The new rules, approved this summer, give illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children a chance to stay in the country and work.

The change was announced June 15. On the same day, King said he would sue President Barack Obama to stop the new policy. King later said the legal action would be submitted at the end of August.

King during a meeting with the Journal editorial board on Monday said he is still working through the list of plaintiffs that could be part of a lawsuit, as well as picking the judicial district for the filing. He hopes to file the case by late 2012 rather than early 2013.


http://siouxcityjournal.com/news/local/king-says-he-s-delaying-lawsuit-against-obama/article_6ce86f0e-68d9-5bb9-88dd-efdb5836e17b.html

I am surprised he isn't pushing this ahead and making it political since that is what it is anyway.

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Sep 26, 2012, 06:54 AM (5 replies)

ROMNEY IS A FUCKING JOKE!

Every time this fucker makes another gaff, his staff waits to see the reaction then if it is not receive well, they come out with a statement that in effect says he was either take out of context or it was a joke.

This clown and his circus are making are mocking the American people with the help of the M$M who is being told what to say to the people to sway their vote.


They will keep this shit up until they have persuaded enough people that this asshat should be in charge or at least close enough that they can pull another 2000 or 2004 on us and we will be stuck with another asshole regime who will destroy what is left of the middle class.

WAKE UP AMERICA, we are being played!

RANT OFF!
Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Sep 25, 2012, 12:55 PM (1 replies)

Scientific American responds to Romney's question about Airplane Windows

Why Airplane Windows Don't Roll Down
Were you to open a plane window, the compressed air inside would rapidly rush out, atmospheric conditions inside and outside the plane would equalize, and everybody would die

In his latest gaffe, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney lamented the fact that airplane windows don't roll down.

Romney's wife Ann's plane had to make an emergency landing Friday (Sept. 21) because of an electrical malfunction. Discussing the incident at a fundraiser the next day, he said: "When you have a fire in an aircraft, there's no place to go, exactly, there's no — and you can't find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don't open. I don't know why they don't do that. It's a real problem. So it's very dangerous."

Here's why they don't do that.

Gravity tends to keep air molecules concentrated near the ground, so the atmosphere thins out as you go up. The air becomes so thin at 10,000 feet (3,000 meters) or so that airplane cabins must be pressurized above that altitude to prevent occupants from suffering from hypoxia, or lack of oxygen. Because temperature and pressure go hand-in-hand (i.e. low-pressure air feels cold), pressurization is also necessary to keep cabins sufficiently warm.

At 35,000 ft. (11,000 m), the typical altitude of a commercial jet, the air pressure drops to less than a quarter of its value at sea level, and the outside temperature drops below negative 60 degrees Fahrenheit (negative 51 degrees Celsius), according to The Engineering Toolbox. Exposed to such conditions, you would quickly die.


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=why-airplane-windows-dont
The explanation continues with some great comments at the end.
Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Sep 25, 2012, 11:05 AM (15 replies)

Scientists Explain Why People Vote For Republicans

Every election season, commentators trot out the old statistics about how more education makes people more likely to support Democrats, more studies are published on how liberal Daily Show viewers are so well-informed, and various smart people try to explain why anyone would ever vote for a Republican, against their "self-interest." This month has seen three alarming and remarkable scientific investigations into Americans' inexplicable habit of voting for George Bush and John McCain. Which means: trend! Hooray! Let's take a look at what America's top scienticians say about fucking idiot flyover losers and their stupid voting:

Conservatives Are Scared A Lot
The conservatives were more scared, of all of the images. Or, as Newsweek puts it, "illegal immigrants may = spiders = gay marriages = maggot-filled wounds = abortion rights = bloodied faces. "
Liberals were not sensitive to the scary images. Which means they're biologically inferior, because they'd die if a gay spider tried to abort their faces to death.

Conservatives Refuse to Believe "Facts" The most upsetting and alarming research? Probably Brendan Nyhan and Jason Reifler's backfire effect study. In that, the political scientists took two groups of volunteers and gave them the Bush administration's prewar claims that Iraq was a threat and had weapons of mass destruction.

So What Have We Learned? Conservatives respond instinctually, not rationally, to scary images, "facts," and institutions. Whether this is innate and biological or cultural seems still up in the air. Democrats can't with with logical arguments or even appeals to the innate rightness of concepts like "diversity" and "tolerance," because those aren't considered essentially good and important by the voters they're trying to appeal to. This does suggest that an appeal to old New Deal institutional concepts like the Welfare State might actually be effective, if they're wrapped in the flag and a sense of duty. Also scientists still consider the majority of Americans to be like a fascinating exotic backwards tribe and the fucking country is doomed.


http://gawker.com/5052329/scientists-explain-why-people-vote-for-republicans


Just thought this a little weird, funny explaination.
Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Sep 24, 2012, 07:40 AM (5 replies)

Why is the emergency on Ann Romney's plane still a headline?

ABC started their broadcast with it.
Posted by liberal N proud | Sun Sep 23, 2012, 08:03 AM (9 replies)

Odd similarities

Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Sep 21, 2012, 10:08 PM (4 replies)

By Romney’s Own Standard, His Tax Returns Would Disqualify Him From The Presidency

Mitt Romney will disclose his 2011 tax on Friday, along with a summary going back 20 years. The campaign has published the following summary:

In 2011, the Romneys paid $1,935,708 in taxes on $13,696,951 in mostly investment income.

The Romneys’ effective tax rate for 2011 was 14.1%.

The Romneys donated $4,020,772 to charity in 2011, amounting to nearly 30% of their income.

The Romneys claimed a deduction for $2.25 million of those charitable contributions.

The Romneys’ generous charitable donations in 2011 would have significantly reduced their tax obligation for the year.

The Romneys thus limited their deduction of charitable contributions to conform to the Governor’s statement in August, based upon the January estimate of income, that he paid at least 13% in income taxes in each of the last 10 years.

Romney has previously defended his low tax rate — which, at 14.1% is significantly less than many middle class families pay — by saying he is simply being pragmatic in meeting his legal requirements: (more at link)

http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/09/21/890451/by-romneys-own-standard-his-tax-returns-would-disqualify-him-from-the-presidency/
Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Sep 21, 2012, 03:57 PM (0 replies)

Australian deputy PM: 'Cranks and crazies' in GOP threaten US economy

Australian deputy PM: 'Cranks and crazies' in GOP threaten US economy

By NBC News wire services
CANBERRA, Australia -- Australia's deputy prime minister said Friday that the greatest threat to the U.S. economy are "cranks and crazies" in the Republican Party.

Wayne Swan, who also serves as treasurer and is his center-left Labor Party government's ranking finance minister, took aim at the Tea Party during a speech to a business forum on Friday, breaking a convention among Australia's major parties to steer clear of U.S. domestic political debates.

Swan, one of few world leaders able to boast his country had avoided recession during the global financial crisis, also labeled the Tea Party wing of the Republicans as "extreme."

"Let's be blunt and acknowledge the biggest threat to the world's biggest economy are the cranks and crazies that have taken over the Republican Party," Swan said in a speech in Sydney.



http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/21/14003404-australian-deputy-pm-cranks-and-crazies-in-gop-threaten-us-economy?lite


The world gets it, what is wrong with so many of the voters within this very nation?

Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Sep 21, 2012, 06:39 AM (2 replies)
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