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Here's who invited Kim Davis to meet the pope

According to an official Vatican statement, Kim Davis was among "several dozen persons" attending a reception at the Vatican embassy, "the pope did not enter into the details of the situation," and "his meeting with her should not be considered a form of support."

Moreover, it seems that the pope did not request Kim Davis be invited.

According to press reports, one man was likely responsible for Davis's invitation: Carlo Maria Vigano, a conservative church official who was appointed by Pope Benedict as Vatican ambassador to the United States (formally called the "apostolic nuncio".

The link is to a petition calling for the resignation of Vigano. This is just where I found the tidbit of information...

Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Oct 2, 2015, 04:55 PM (6 replies)

GOP Congressman: Planned Parenthood Unnecessary Because 'As A Guy' I Have Plenty Of Options - See mo

Rep. Glenn Grothman, R-Wisc., perhaps best encapsulated today’s House hearing grilling Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards when he told Richards that her organization’s services aren’t necessary because “as a guy” he has plenty of health care options in his home state. - See more at:


Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Oct 2, 2015, 09:55 AM (2 replies)

2015: 283 days - 247 mass shootings

America is an exceptional country when it comes to guns. It's one of the few countries in which the right to bear arms is constitutionally protected, and presidential candidates in other nations don't cook bacon with guns. But America's relationship with guns is unique in another crucial way: Among developed nations, the US is far and away the most violent — in large part due to the easy access many Americans have to firearms. These charts and maps show what that violence looks like compared with the rest of the world, why it happens, and why it's such a tough problem to fix.

Gun violence in America, in 17 maps and charts


Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Oct 2, 2015, 06:27 AM (1 replies)

By not voting - you still have voted

IF you choose not to vote, you still have voted

Make a difference people vote!

Vote for the candidate of your choice or vote against the candidate you don't like, either way, vote. It's not an option in a democracy!

Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Oct 1, 2015, 03:10 PM (1 replies)

How Bernie Sanders would transform the nation - WAPO

In the America that Bernie Sanders wants to create, tuition would be free for every student at every public college.

Which, of course, is another way of saying that the government would pay for it. To do that, the Democratic presidential candidate would spend $750 billion over 10 years, and raise the money with a new tax on Wall Street trades.

And, once government was paying for college, colleges would run by government rules. Sanders’s rules. For one thing, Sanders thinks student centers are a waste of government money. He’d make sure they didn’t get any more of it.

If he becomes president, Sanders would spend an enormous amount of money: $3.27 trillion. At the very, very least. But he is not just a big-spending liberal. And his agenda is not just about money.

Bernie Sanders — a senator from Vermont who describes himself as a “democratic socialist” — will never get everything he wants in Washington.And that still would be true if he became President Sanders. Republicans in the Congress would fight him fiercely. Democrats might not be much help. In fact, Sanders’s most recent Senate bills — legislation that would make college free and provide universal health care — attracted exactly zero Democrats as co-sponsors.


How are you going to get elected if you are not going to get anyone to work with you? Now granted, this is the media saying this, but that has been on my mind since he started running. He already has fierce resistance in Congress, how is making him President going to improve that?

While he has some good agenda items, the above and several other key things all listed at some point or an other in the article concern me.

Don't jump on my because I have not fully committed to any candidate at this point and probably will not until closer to voting in the primary. So blasting me for this post will not sway me one way or the other at this point.

Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Oct 1, 2015, 12:54 PM (53 replies)

My daughter posted this on Facebook after a discussion we had about young people not voting

She was telling me about what she and many of her friends thought about the candidates her friends are all left leaning from what she said. We have raised our girls to make up their own mind and it was instilled in them that voting is not optional.

So in our conversation about young support of a candidate I pointed out that young people didn't vote in the last election.
So today she posted this with a message calling out her friends who didn't vote.

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Sep 30, 2015, 08:16 PM (11 replies)

This slideshow outlines why our economy will never fully recover...

The list shows the biggest industry for each state. With the exception of a few the big three are

1. Healthcare related - Hospitals and ambulatory care
2. Insurance - obviously related to number 1
3. Banking - someone has to handle the money from the above

Manufacturing is gone, Ohio which once was where everything was made is now healthcare. Michigan and Kentucky remain the only two true Manufacturing states. West Virginia and Wyoming are busy destroying the planet with mining and then there are the typical Oil producing states.

We are all living to take care of each other or take each others money, no one is making anything for anyone else anymore.

The largest industry in every state http://a.msn.com/00/en-us/AAeKgb6?ocid=se

Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Sep 29, 2015, 06:37 AM (3 replies)

Carson In 2011: Darwin 'Encouraged' By Satan To Come Up With Evolution

Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson said in a 2011 speech speech that he thought scientist Charles Darwin was "encouraged by the adversary," using another word for Satan, when he came up with the theory of evolution.

Carson spoke on "creation vs. evolution" and the "flaws in the evolutionary theory," according to the description on the YouTube video uploaded by user Three Angels Messages, which has uploaded a variety of news and political videos. The video was flagged on Tuesday by the website BuzzFeed News.

"According to the creation model, in which we have an adversary, it’s very easy to explain why people act that way. It’s because they have choice and because there is an adversary out there," Carson told the crowd.

Carson discussed Darwin's theory of evolution and its intersection with religion.

"I personally believe that this theory that Darwin came up with was something that was encouraged by the adversary and it has become what is scientifically politically correct," he said.

Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Sep 25, 2015, 01:35 PM (1 replies)

Republicans are using women's right to sexual health as a flimsy excuse to shutdown the government

I am not big on Opinion articles, I believe that I should form my own opinion based on the facts but the above line and this opinion article from NY Times nails it:

The G.O.P.’s Obsession With Planned Parenthood

Congressional Republicans are again playing brinkmanship with the budget — some are even threatening to shut down the government — in order to score ideological and political points. On Tuesday, the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, introduced a bill to keep the government running for a few months past the end of this fiscal year on Sept. 30 — as long as Democrats agree to cut off money for Planned Parenthood.

There is no way the bill will survive Democratic objections, so by early next week Mr. McConnell is expected to introduce another temporary spending bill without the objectionable provision. But in the meantime he will have drawn public attention to his party’s political campaign against Planned Parenthood.

The latest phase of this campaign began in July with deceptive videos by anti-abortion activists. The videos showed Planned Parenthood officials discussing fetal-tissue donation, which is legal and critical for medical research. Republicans say the videos are evidence that Planned Parenthood illegally profits by selling aborted fetuses and should therefore be stripped of federal money.


Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Sep 24, 2015, 06:23 AM (2 replies)

Donald Trump Was On Stephen Colbert—and It Was Bonkers


Old link removed...

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Sep 23, 2015, 01:01 PM (4 replies)
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