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uh, like where is my star?

answer me that one!

i bemoan
Posted by arely staircase | Sat Mar 2, 2013, 02:40 AM (4 replies)

as congress fights over how rich the rich may be regardless of the plight of the poor

please read these quotes from Jesus. I post them not to make a religious point but to put the thoughts of the man (who the reactionaries caim as their own) in perspective.
Luke 12
13 One of the men in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, our father just died and left some things for us. Tell my brother to share them with me.”

14 But Jesus said to him, “Who said I should be your judge or decide how to divide your father’s things between you two?” 15 Then Jesus said to them, “Be careful and guard against all kinds of greed. People do not get life from the many things they own.”

16 Then Jesus used this story: “There was a rich man who had some land. His land grew a very good crop of food. 17 He thought to himself, ‘What will I do? I have no place to keep all my crops.’

18 “Then he said, ‘I know what I will do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger barns! I will put all my wheat and good things together in my new barns. 19 Then I can say to myself, I have many good things stored. I have saved enough for many years. Rest, eat, drink, and enjoy life!’

20 “But God said to that man ‘Foolish man! Tonight you will die. So what about the things you prepared for yourself? Who will get those things now?’

21 “This is how it will be for anyone who saves things only for himself. To God that person is not rich.”

Whatsoever you do to the least of my people, that you do unto me.”

Matthew 25: 35-40
"‘For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; 36 naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ 37 “Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? 38 ‘And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? 39 ‘When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 “The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’ "
Posted by arely staircase | Sat Mar 2, 2013, 12:50 AM (5 replies)

Attention Episcopalians, take action now! (violence against women)

mods, please don't remove, this is a social justice thread not a religious one. It belongs here and not in the religion because it needs attention.

The cultural attitudes and stereotypes that perpetuate the cycles of gender-based violence shatter individuals, families, and society, impede the ability of women and girls to participate fully in and contribute to their communities, and ultimately separate us all from our relationship with God. Urge your Representative to follow the Senate’s lead by swiftly reauthorizing the domestic Violence Against Women Act.

Change the Culture of Violence: Stop Violence Against Women

Please sign the letter and let them know we, as Christians stand with victims of violence..

Posted by arely staircase | Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:12 PM (2 replies)

Self cannibalization as the GOP voraciously devours its Robespierres...

It’s not unreasonable that true believers conclude Karl Rove—as responsible as any single person for what the party has become—is now a hack, given that he is one and always has been, and given what for true believers is the rather belated revelation that Rove loves power for its own sake which, whatever else may be so, can’t be said of the party’s zealots.

Self cannibalization is the instinct of such movements. The more desperate the Republican Party becomes, the more voraciously it devours its Robespierres, Dantons, Héberts, if such comparisons don’t unduly flatter the romantic delusions of self-styled Republican Jacobins. Thus Senator Rubio’s superstardom is already on the descent, so blemished by his flirtations with reality not to mention with compassion on the matter of immigration reform that not only did he back away from the issue in his response to the president on Tuesday but it was necessary for Kentucky Senator Rand Paul to offer another, purer response to Rubio’s tainted one.

Thus the face of Hispanic Republicanism, however far beyond the oxymoronic such a concept lurches, isn’t Rubio on Tuesday night but Tuesday afternoon’s new hotshot Ted Cruz, senator from Texas for 43 days and attacking the character of Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel so ruthlessly and without any facts that even fellow Hagel opponent John McCain objected. Thus the scowling response of congressional Republicans Tuesday night to the president’s clarion call on behalf of voting rights, which was last regarded as controversial 50 years ago by Southern segregationists and might have been considered in 2013 something of a gimme as far as applause lines go. Thus on further review the videotape reveals Speaker John Boehner—who initially stood with the rest of the country to applaud the victims of gun violence during the State of the Union’s concluding litany—looking out nervously at his seething and largely unmoved caucus (which leads him far more than he leads them) and, realizing the error of his heart, taking his seat again halfway through the honor roll of the dead, by the time the president got to Tucson.

Posted by arely staircase | Sat Feb 16, 2013, 01:36 AM (0 replies)

Van Jones on Dorner

Don't focus on Chris Dorner's politics
by Van Jones

(CNN) -- In the wake of Chris Dorner's death, much of the talk has already turned to his political views.

In the wake of a tragedy, it is understandable to ask why this happened. It is appropriate to discuss ways to keep it from happening again.

But we should draw the line at suddenly giving an exalted place in our national discourse to the political rantings of a murderer.

Before he met his end, Dorner took the lives of several human beings and wounded a few more. One of those killed was a father of two. The law enforcement officers killed were simply doing their jobs, trying to keep us safe.

Posted by arely staircase | Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:31 PM (6 replies)

Think it's really him? Check out this reply I got to a post. Post post 141 possted at 1:41 pm

Response to arely staircase (Reply #84)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 01:41 PM

dperdue310 (1 post)

141. shooting at Perdue

Yes I encountered 2 officers at the end of the street flagler and I spoke with them outside my truck, explaining that I was going surfing. They told me to do a u-turn because of danger in that neighborhood. I did a u-turn and seconds later saw another police car. I yield to the right and and got rammed by that vehicle while driving about 5mph and then was shot at. Scary and painful

Posted by arely staircase | Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:44 PM (5 replies)

Bishop calls for universal background checks, high-cap. mag. ban

Episcopal Presiding Bishop provides testimony on gun violence to Senate Judiciary Subcommittee

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has submitted written testimony to the United States Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights, chaired by Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois, for the hearing on “Proposals to reduce gun violence: protecting our communities while respecting the Second Amendment.”

“I urge lawmakers to press for comprehensive and universal background checks for firearm ownership, regardless of where and how a gun is purchased; for bans on the availability to civilians of assault rifles and high-capacity magazines; and for policies designed to better regulate the manufacture of guns,” the Presiding Bishop states in her testimony. “The Episcopal Church also supports the highest level of accountability for violation of all existing laws pertaining to violence in our midst.”

The following is the full text of Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori’s testimony.

Posted by arely staircase | Wed Feb 13, 2013, 01:41 AM (4 replies)

what just happened with guns

sounded like lots of applause with maybe some wierd protesting in the background?
Posted by arely staircase | Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:15 PM (4 replies)

George Ringo #IIIVV

Posted by arely staircase | Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:24 PM (2 replies)

one day

one of these threads will identify the most unique human being on earth. either in opinion or life experience..

here is what should happen now. someone should hate on the BSDM person because they were once kidnapped by BSDM people

followed by someone who relaxes through simulated kidnapping by BSDM people and so on until Person U (for unique) is identified.

there will then be a groundswell of support for Person U - thus ruining the whole thing.

then we start from scratch!
Posted by arely staircase | Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:16 PM (0 replies)
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