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sometimes people just surprise the hell out of me

in a really good way.
Posted by arely staircase | Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:53 PM (3 replies)

something i posted in gd

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021049941

I wanted to make sure my brothers and sister in Christ and others who lurk here to see. God bless you all.
Posted by arely staircase | Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:54 AM (6 replies)

Jesus, hate , and fried chicken

I am a Christian. I worship God and believe that Jesus Christ was his son sent to earth to set for me an example as to how to live. That example he set was one of unconditional love and acceptance of my fellow human beings as they are. In fact, Christ admonishes me to never judge another because I am imperfect and it is a big enough task to correct my own shortcomings.

Certain people have tried to distort my faith to justify their prejudices. And others, though well meaning, have accepted those very distortions of my faith to justify their condemnation of Christianity.

So for the record:

I believe in biological evolution, not a literal interpretation of the book of Genesis.

I believe that gays have not only the right to marriage under earthly law but that my.church should bless such unions as well. In fact we have ordained openly gay and.lesbian ministers but are working our way toward consecrating same sex marriage vows within our church.

I believe the most important duty of a.Christian is to fight for social and economic justice. And my church backs me up on this.

I am tired of loud mouthed hypocrites hiding their real agenda of hate behind Christ's Gospel of love and forgiveness.

Folks, when you judge all of us by the hateful blasphemy of radical fundamentalism, you hobble those of us who are fighting for social justice in the name of Christ.

Please, may we all, progressives of.every faith or non faith, join together for the common good.

May God soften the hearts of those who hate his children because they are gay and open the eyes of those who think those haters represent Him.

In Christ's name I pray, amen.
Posted by arely staircase | Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:36 AM (57 replies)

romney makes racist comments in isreal

calls Jews better than Palestinians because they're good with money. Manages to dis Mexicans and Ecuadorians too somehow.

Enjoy

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jUO0F3oTD_POLpUvSsyDkIYj1SWA?docId=f2542195c4d04d0b99881100e2a317df

Edited to say: to clarify, I am not saying "Jews are good with money." Romney's comments amounted to as much. He thought he was complenting them (in an Archie Bunker sort of way) but be was actually playing up an old stereotype.the Palestinians he insulted by saying they were inferior to the Jews.
Posted by arely staircase | Mon Jul 30, 2012, 11:31 AM (23 replies)

ok. i told myself i would never post

about something stupid or offensive a "friend" said on facebook. But someone I haven't seen since high school posts "I guess when they run chick file a out of town we will get gay file a . Where their moto is eat more cock a doodle doo."

Bad enough by itself.

The rest of his page is filled with outpourings of his love for God. No wonder it iS such an uphill climb for those of us who really try to live by Jesus' teachings. People with downright satanic mindframes have sucked all the oxygen from the room.

Oh. And his wife just had their third child so, the premise of the movie idiocracy continues to play out in real life.
Posted by arely staircase | Mon Jul 30, 2012, 12:21 AM (14 replies)

leaving facebook

"Radical transparency" and the loss of privacy.

http://m.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2012/05/leaving-facebookistan.html
Posted by arely staircase | Sun Jul 29, 2012, 09:23 PM (2 replies)

strange jury decision

they voted 2-4 to leave this:

Ney and Murat, if alive, would tell you how devastating a "dancing" horse ridden by a skilled rider could be.

And why do you neglect the charge of the Heavy Brigade?

You don't like Romney - got it. That is still not sufficient reason to make a fool of yourself. Did it ever cross your mind to take the 10 minutes necessary to Google the history of dressage?

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=1040491
Posted by arely staircase | Sun Jul 29, 2012, 12:16 PM (49 replies)

spoiler alert: shooting

American Rhode takes Olympic gold in women's skeet competition. China and Slovakia take silver and bronze.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-rt-oly-shoo-shwske-medals-day2-update-1l6e8it2dh-20120729,0,7225998.story

Posted by arely staircase | Sun Jul 29, 2012, 10:53 AM (6 replies)

No one vetted Mitt

How did the Republican Party miss so many of Mitt's problems? You can thank his weak primary opponents.

Remember that Romneyís most visible opponents during most of the nomination process were either dramatically underfunded or were otherwise unable to run a normal campaign with a fully staffed opposition research operation and the ability to effectively challenge Romney with what they learned. Rick Santorumís campaign was almost comically understaffed; Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann and Newt Gingrich werenít much better. Gingrich did benefit from outside attacks, but apparently didnít have the staff necessary (or perhaps the interest in deploying staff) to really know what in the ads was accurate and what wasnít, making it fairly easy for Romney to dismiss the whole thing once some questionable assertions were found. At any rate, most Republican opinion leaders didnít really want to hear that sort of attack in the first place, and so even a lot of anti-Romney Republicans didnít follow up on it.

http://www.salon.com/2012/07/29/mitt_romneys_unexamined_past/


Posted by arely staircase | Sun Jul 29, 2012, 09:44 AM (5 replies)

lazy, stupid msm

so the ABC This week show plays two clips. One shows the completely out of context Obama quote about business and infrastructure. Then a clip of the totally in context Romney quote about the Olympics. Then they ask: why are the candidates their own worst enemies? More when we return.
Posted by arely staircase | Sun Jul 29, 2012, 09:21 AM (7 replies)
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