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The Day The Universe Changed: 8 "Fit To Rule"

The roots of Republicanism, it's all here, Survival-of-the-Fittest, Social Darwinism,
Class Struggle.



The Creationists don't believe in evolution except the part about
survival-of-the-fittest class struggle that selects God-fearing
Christians to be on top of society. The 1%, remember?

The last half is among the best ever, imho.
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Sat Feb 8, 2014, 09:08 PM (5 replies)

Happy Days are Here Again

"Happy Days are Here Again!" (Ben Selvin and the Crooners, 1930)



The political pendulum is swinging just a tad more left these days

Thought a moment to celebrate might be in order
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Thu Nov 7, 2013, 09:45 PM (5 replies)

Meet the Evangelical Cabal Orchestrating the Shutdown

This post first appeared in The Nation.


The Capitol in Washington is seen under an overcast sky at dawn. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File )

At Ebenezer’s Coffeehouse, a small shop next to Union Station and around the corner from the Heritage Foundation, “fair trade” coffee is dispensed and Christian books are available for customers to read.

A group of political operatives and evangelical firebrands behind the strategy to shut down the government over healthcare reform couldn’t have picked a more unassuming meeting place. Though the more famous “Wednesday meeting” is across town at the offices of Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform, the shutdown plotters often meet at a weekly lunch held on Wednesday at the event space of Ebenezer’s. (The group also meets regularly on Wednesday mornings at the offices of the Family Research Council.)

This other Wednesday group is a convening of the Conservative Action Project, an ad hoc coalition created in the early years of the Obama administration to reorganize the conservative movement.



The coalition is managed by Heritage and the Council for National Policy. The latter organization, once dubbed as “the most powerful conservative group you’ve never heard of,” is a thirty-year-old nonprofit dedicated to transforming the country into a more right-wing Christian society. Founded by Tim LaHaye, the Rapture-obsessed author of the Left Behind series, CNP is now run by Christian-right luminaries such as Phyllis Schlafly, Tony Perkins and Kenneth Blackwell.


~Snip~
http://billmoyers.com/2013/10/09/meet-the-evangelical-cabal-orchestrating-the-shutdown/

Saw this and thought some might be interested. Sounds like the culture war continues unabated.
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Thu Oct 10, 2013, 05:48 PM (0 replies)

Request to expand "Auto-removed" options

Would like to know

why a message is "auto-removed" and what it means,

the User ID of the auto-removed message

and if there is any clue to the user intent of the message

especially if the removed message is in reply to another's message.

If a message is hostile, perhaps a little sunlight would help the situation.
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Sat Aug 31, 2013, 05:57 PM (1 replies)

Philadelphia Area Clergy Rally Against Gun Violence

"by Pat Loeb

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A group of interfaith clergy gathered this afternoon in center city Philadelphia to call on their members to work for gun control.

And they chose a symbolic spot to issue the call for action.

Rev. Jim McIntyre, of the anti-gun clergy group “Heeding God’s Call,” says the spot where the group gathered, on North Sixth Street near Race, had an auspicious history.

“It was on this site that in 1838, religious leaders from Philadelphia gathered and made a public statement calling slavery a religious issue that we must stand against,” he tells KYW Newsradio."

see the full post at : http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/12/19/philadelphia-area-clergy-rally-against-gun-violence/

AND .............

"Police Commissioner Ramsey To Join President Obama’s Effort To Curb Gun Violence

PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) – At the Philadelphia Public Safety Summit at St. Joe’s University, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said he received word Tuesday that he will be joining President Obama’s effort to curb gun violence in the wake of the school shooting in Connecticut. Ramsey said he will be traveling to Washington on Thursday where he expects to meet with Vice President Joe Biden"

See the rest at http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/12/19/police-commissioner-charles-ramsey-to-be-member-of-president-obamas-gun-violence-panel/

Posted by bucolic_frolic | Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:18 PM (1 replies)

Strict Constructionists and the Second Amendment

So, in the spirit of strict constructionism, let’s apply that to the Second Amendment. Individuals can stock up on all the muzzle loaders, crossbows, longbows, swords, pikes, and battle-axes they want, but any weapon more advanced than what was available in 1791 can be banned by local authorities. Furthermore, in keeping with that strict constructionist interpretation, violators can be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and sentenced to very lengthy prison terms.

Repeat offenders, at least at first, may unfortunately have to be hanged just to get the point across that We The People are serious about this. Recidivism would thus be low after awhile.

This way, the people’s right to keep and bear arms is NOT infringed, and the people’s right to send their kids to school or to the movies without fear of being mowed down by automatic weapons is likewise not infringed.

What’s so unreasonable about that? I’m sure most of the Founding Fathers would approve.

http://my.firedoglake.com/ohiogringo/2012/12/15/a-modest-proposal-in-support-of-the-second-amendment/

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Couldn't agree more. Flintlocks and bayonets and swords were what the Founding Fathers knew. Strict constructionism applies to the technology then available.

And no one is interpreting the Second Amendment as allowing citizens to carry bazookas, grenades, and rocket launchers while driving around in their Tank. So seems there must be some limits on how Americans can and cannot bear arms. Or maybe there isn't. Maybe that will be the new frontier, the next generation's protection.
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Sun Dec 16, 2012, 06:30 PM (16 replies)
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