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Houston Immigration Protest Today. Sigh...



Free Press TV - Jul 22, 2014

Conservatives explain to us how the Gays, the Muslims, the Mexicans, and President Obama are all working hand in hand to destroy the moral fabric of America.

Filmed on site at an anti-immigration protest in Houston, pro-immigration supporters also chime in while dancing to Salsa music.

Esta muy muy crunk.


Written account here:

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/07/24/houston-filmmaker-insists-this-unbelievably-crazy-anti-immigration-video-isnt-a-parody/

CrapPantsFever© wishes it was...

And I'm with you:



He mak kitteh puke!


I'd use one saying LOVES ANCHOR BABIES>>>

Threw it at 'pro-lifers' who hated Muslim, African and Mexican immigrants and didn't want to 'pay for their children' being born here to become birthright Americans.

They sputtered in rage, especially those those who said killing abortion doctors and shooting immigrants crossing the border was good.

Then they shut up.

How about using the Rush mantras:

SUPPORTS WOMB TO THE TOMB HEALTH CARE FOR ALL! >>>


And

NANNY STATE SUPPORTER >>>

Or

SUPPORTS OBAMA'S FREE CONTRACEPTIVES>>>

Or just

OBAMACARE SUPPORTER>>>


Hope someone uses those...

Oh, and how about:

SUPPORTS CHILDREN CROSSING BORDER>>>

And

SUPPORTS WELFARE BABIES>>>

You get the drift...

Make 'em think...

Blow their minds...

Hello, Dear FrenchieCat!



Thanks for the link on him. Just gets better with all I'm reading. (dial-up warning)





The 'personal counselors' enabled by Scalia. This is a direct result of that ruling. It reminds me

of two Coptic Christian friends who moved here because of what the MB was doing years ago in Cairo, Egypt.

One was a university professor, the other a medical doctor. They were harassed by young students at their office, at home, in their classroom and on the streets to convert to the one true faith. Lie or die.

They finally left after their refusal to give up the faith of their ancestors, begging their tormentors to let them live in peace and using common sense and reason failed. They had not spoken out publicly, but were harrassed simply because they would not lie and show the outward signs of conversion demanded. Make no mistake, the Flip Benhams of this world want people to lie to survive, just as millions in Europe and elsewhere who converted at the point of a sword. Lie or die.

Their pleas had only made them a target of the zealots on an individual level and they gave up the land their families lived in for millenia. They are some of the most forgiving, gentle and generous souls I have ever met.

That is what the Koch and others want for America. They would allow no freedom in the most intimate of matters, the most important, that of the mind. They ae getting into truly sacred territory, from which all other human interactions flow, to pollute them by enforcing Lie or die.

They're strictly against the intent of the Founders who sought to separate church from state for the good of all. They have plenty of CTers making stuff abut the Founders being 'satanists.' This is common rhetoric and that is what they are in reality attacking.

No doubt the Benham group does know about the Founding Fathers:



Natural law was the basis for the core ideas of the Revolution: People are free and equal in nature. Government is a compact between human beings, not something handed down from above.

Most important, we must always have the liberty of thought to examine received wisdom, evaluate its utility, and change our ideas — and our institutions.


In particular this part:

People are free and equal in nature.


Got a chuckle from this:

"Jefferson's vision for the future of American religion … featured nothing but Unitarian churches from sea to shining sea."

A better America than one divided into various cults with their supporters and enemies. Very close to what I grew up with in my home and community and even in the Baptist church.

From the first Amazon review, but all of them are very good:


“Splendid… imaginative but never fanciful, even at its most surprising. What lends Nature’s God a good deal of its verve is Matthew Stewart’s unabashed attachment not only to the revolutionaries as they really were but to the skeptical rationalism they embodied. This is partisan scholarship as it should be written, and much needed service to the public.” (Alan Ryan, author of The Making of Modern Liberalism)

http://www.amazon.com/Natures-God-Heretical-American-Republic/dp/0393064549/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1404062887&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=Nature%27s+God%3A+The+Heretical+Origins+of+the+American+Republic

to cbayer for posting about the book:

http://metamorphosis.democraticunderground.com/1218137537#op

The Supreme Court and conservatives are trying to write their regressive beliefs in stone and destabilize the USA for a reasonl and it's not God. It'll be a long haul to reverse this starting in 2014. We must put reactionaries out of office or we're done.

Mussolini's method included religion to give fascists the zeal to force changes on society and end democracy. Kathleen Harris did what she did in 2000 for religious zeal. But the truth is, just as it was in Italy, it's about economics, not God or the Holy Spirit. It's the face of corporatist 'christianity.'They use the flag and God as their cover and must be outted.


These fascist weasels fired this man?



What makes Demoulas so popular?


"He takes care of people, he cares more about people than money, he walks among associates and customers," Tom Trainor, an employee of 41 years who was fired Sunday for his role in the protests, told Business Insider. "He knows your name, your wife's name, your husband's name, what school your kids go to."

Trainor rose from bagger to district supervisor during his career at Market Basket.


He said that Demoulas is a great businessman, doubling profits in his eight years as CEO of the company.


"If associate or member of their family was seriously ill, he would personally make sure they received proper medical care," Trainor said. "He went more than the extra mile."

"He shook hands, he attended store openings, he was proud of what everyone accomplished instead of taking credit for himself," Pamela DeSantis White, whose father worked at Market Basket for more than 40 years, told Business Insider.


The dismantling of the fabric of our lives and communities for no good reason must end unless we want to live like feral dogs. Apparently, some think that is the new way to go, with their dog eat dog mentality.

A little more in the way of pictures and details:

At rally, Market Basket workers urged to take protests to stores

Erin Ailworth - July 21, 2014



TEWKSBURY — Yellow caution tape tied to overturned Market Basket carriages cordoned off the wide swath of parking lot at Stadium Plaza where thousands of protestors gathered to call for the return of ousted grocery chain president Arthur T. Demoulas. They waved signs, tooted horns, and cheered in support of the executive, who was fired in late June.

Monday’s rally came a day after eight senior employees, several of them organizers of the protest campaign, were terminated from their jobs...


Democrats were among those who showed their support:

Other speakers included Democratic state senators Barry R. Finegold of Andover and Eileen M. Donoghue of Lowell, who are among 35 state lawmakers who have signed a letter calling for a boycott of Market Basket.

“You are what is good about America,” Donoghue told the crowd. “We are going to stand with you, we are going to fight with you.”

The protests and the firings are the latest development in a remarkable public dispute over leadership of the grocery chain, which has 71 stores in Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire. On Friday, about 2,000 people gathered at the chain’s headquarters in Tewksbury to support the ousted president. Workers are demanding the return of Arthur T. Demoulas, who was fired in late June by a board controlled by his cousin and chief rival, Arthur S. Demoulas. For decades, the two have feuded over control of the company, which was started by their grandfather...


Many more details at the link:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/07/21/thousands-rally-outside-market-basket-store-for-ousted-ceo/CHFjzEFVhVDKmqYIneb3hP/story.html

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025273477#post2

That was the first I heard of this, but the writer didn't have a link yet, so I googled and posted that to help out.

Although this is my favorite thread so far, because it gives faces and shows the good that can be done in real life. Thanks for posting it!

The images were excellent! (Dial-up Warning - Pic Heavy)



Didn't know Wile E Coyote was GOP, but on second thought...



KKKing doing his job, 'Keeping the light on' for bigots...



Puzzled people on a picnic...



Double

At rally, Market Basket workers urged to take protests to stores

Erin Ailworth - July 21, 2014



TEWKSBURY — Yellow caution tape tied to overturned Market Basket carriages cordoned off the wide swath of parking lot at Stadium Plaza where thousands of protestors gathered to call for the return of ousted grocery chain president Arthur T. Demoulas. They waved signs, tooted horns, and cheered in support of the executive, who was fired in late June.

Monday’s rally came a day after eight senior employees, several of them organizers of the protest campaign, were terminated from their jobs...


Democrats were among those who showed their support:

Other speakers included Democratic state senators Barry R. Finegold of Andover and Eileen M. Donoghue of Lowell, who are among 35 state lawmakers who have signed a letter calling for a boycott of Market Basket.

“You are what is good about America,” Donoghue told the crowd. “We are going to stand with you, we are going to fight with you.”

The protests and the firings are the latest development in a remarkable public dispute over leadership of the grocery chain, which has 71 stores in Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire. On Friday, about 2,000 people gathered at the chain’s headquarters in Tewksbury to support the ousted president. Workers are demanding the return of Arthur T. Demoulas, who was fired in late June by a board controlled by his cousin and chief rival, Arthur S. Demoulas. For decades, the two have feuded over control of the company, which was started by their grandfather...


Many more details at the link:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/07/21/thousands-rally-outside-market-basket-store-for-ousted-ceo/CHFjzEFVhVDKmqYIneb3hP/story.html

Workers are revolting against the CEO and store managers being fired. This will affect a lot of stores. Hope the win against the actions taken by the owners...

Americans would say the same thing. Very well expressed and shows a good heart:

"In our country there are a lot of good people who love other people. Forgive us for all the rest."

Thanks for adding that.

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