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gotta wonder how many republicans think the Pope is a muslim....

Pope Francis addresses Congress:

Today I would like not only to address you, but through you the entire people of the United States. Here, together with their representatives, I would like to take this opportunity to dialogue with the many thousands of men and women who strive each day to do an honest day’s work, to bring home their daily bread, to save money and –one step at a time – to build a better life for their families. These are men and women who are not concerned simply with paying their taxes, but in their own quiet way sustain the life of society. They generate solidarity by their actions, and they create organizations which offer a helping hand to those most in need.


Read the full remarks, Video, Text & More:
http://www.vox.com/2015/9/24/9391549/pope-remarks-full-text

Pope warns of "every type of fundamentalism, whether religious or of any kind."

The pope warns against religious extremism and fundamentalism:

"We know that no religion is immune from forms of individual delusion or ideological extremism. This means that we must be especially attentive to every type of fundamentalism, whether religious or of any other kind."

He adds:

"But there is another temptation which we must especially guard against: the simplistic reductionism which sees only good or evil; or, if you will, the righteous and sinners. The contemporary world, with its open wounds which affect so many of our brothers and sisters, demands that we confront every form of polarization which would divide it into these two camps.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/09/24/443070564/watch-live-pope-francis-poised-to-speak-to-joint-meeting-of-congress
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/pope-francis-religious-fundamentalism

Trump defines the god-guy

Donald Trump: “Well I say God is the ultimate. You know you look at this? Here we are on the Pacific Ocean. How did I ever own this? I bought it fifteen years ago. I made one of the great deals they say ever. I have no more mortgage on it as I will certify and represent to you. And I was able to buy this and make a great deal. That’s what I want to do for the country. Make great deals. We have to, we have to bring it back, but God is the ultimate. I mean God created this (points to his golf course and nature surrounding it), and here’s the Pacific Ocean right behind us. So nobody, no thing, no there’s nothing like God.”

http://blogs.cbn.com/thebrodyfile/archive/2015/09/23/brody-file-video-exclusive-donald-trump-exclaims-god-is-the.aspx

"Truly A Miracle"



No Soliciting




http://www.neatorama.com/neatopicto/2015/02/22/This-No-Soliciting-Sign-is-No-Match-for-Girl-Scout-Cookies/

Political Illiterates


http://jobsanger.blogspot.com/2015/09/political-illiterates.html

"I support Donald Trump. Ted Cruz is my second choice. Never Jeb!"


Trump fights. Trump wins. I want an Alpha Male who is going to take it to the enemy. I am tired of supporting losers. I used to vote for President based on their positions. Now I am going to vote for President based on emotion. I want a strong man to be president, an Alpha male, somebody who is going to rip the other side a new one. I am tired of losing the fight before we even have a fight. That is why I support Donald Trump. Ted Cruz is my second choice. Never Jeb!



more scary stuff here:
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/08/donald-trump-voters/401408/#Trump%20Knows%20It's%20All%20a%20Joke
http://www.balloon-juice.com/2015/09/24/hes-got-big-balls-and-shes-got-big-balls/#comments

Don't Worry Yogi...

Teachable moment gone viral

WED SEP 23, 2015 AT 04:01 PM PDT
Teachable moment gone viral
by rserven


Liv Hnilicka is a Minneapolis waitress. She shared a story on Facebook on Sunday that has gone viral.

This afternoon I was at my waitressing job on a beautiful early fall afternoon. Two parents and their young daughter came in; the tall burly dad adorably scratching his back on the door as they walked in. As I was filling the water station, he came up to me and said, "My daughter just asked if you were a boy or a girl. I didn't want to speak for you so would you like to talk to her?" I nervously said yes and walked to their table. "Hi, I like your hair ribbon," I said. "I heard you asked if I was a boy or girl. I think the important thing to remember is that everyone can be anything they want to be in this world. And it's also important to try to be the best selves we can be for our family and friends. And even to strangers. So to answer your question, I was told that I was a boy when I was little and now I live my adult life as a girl. It sounds complicated but it's actually pretty simple. Do you have any questions for me?" She looked at me smiling and simply said, "Nope!"

I walked away from the table feeling really good about parents intentionally engaging their children about possibly difficult topics. And showing that giving people the power to voice their truths in this complicated world is beautiful and healing.

Way to go, mom and dads out there making space for transfolks/gnc people like me. ❤

(Also I made this post public in case you want to share it with parents you may know.)

--Liv Hnilicka

https://www.facebook.com/stevehnilicka?fref=nf

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/09/23/1424048/-Teachable-moment-gone-viral
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trans-waitress-child_560180d6e4b08820d91a3ecf?utm_hp_ref=transgender

Republicans don't believe in the arts.

A Thomas Hart Benton Mural, Repurposed as a Writing Desk
By ANNE MARIE HANKINS SEPTEMBER 22, 2015 12:27 PM



https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1054829304527970&set=a.101702653173978.3616.100000027327027&type=1


Valinda Freed, left, vice chairwoman of the Missouri Republican Party, writes on a business card atop a Thomas Hart Benton painting in the Missouri Statehouse.


COLUMBIA, Mo. — A community newspaper photographer’s picture of a Republican official using a Thomas Hart Benton mural as a writing backdrop went viral on Monday.

Dave Marner, the editor of the Gasconade County (Missouri) Republican, took the picture of the Missouri Republican Party’s vice chairwoman, Valinda Freed, and an unidentified man, scribbling on business cards pressed against the mural. Mr. Marner was covering a veto session at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City last Wednesday when he snapped the photo.

“I was befuddled,” he said. “Who exchanges numbers on a Thomas Hart Benton mural?”

Mr. Marner shared the photo on his Facebook page Friday afternoon, and art bloggers and news organizations began to pick it up. “People from at least eight foreign countries have shared the photo,” said Mr. Marner, who has been a photojournalist for more than 30 years. “I’ve never had a photo just go ballistic like this."

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/09/22/a-thomas-hart-benton-mural-repurposed-as-a-writing-desk/?_r=1
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