Saturday, February 20, 2016

Get A Real Job!

I found an article on a website that was posted by a Facebook friend today. When I looked for an author's credit, I found the name Moira Mora under edited and then the credit TMZ. This is what it said,
"...Just when we thought this Beyonce boycott matter couldn’t get anymore ridiculous, here comes another update."
(That is an understatement. This article is smoke and mirrors that explains or verifies NO SOURCES.)
"...The New York Police Department reportedly wants the “Formation” singer to come forth and explain to the public that her Super Bowl performance wasn’t an attack on cops, according to TMZ."
(The whole department called? That must have been one hell of a conference call!)
"...“Our NYPD sources admit they don’t believe Beyonce was advocating hostility toward police in her homage to the Black Panthers. Problem is … they say that’s the way it came across for millions of viewers,” states the site. Sources say cops are not happy and don’t want the singer to promote violence, though they’re willing to protect her once she explains her motive behind the performance."
(Once again, who the fuck is THEY? they say that's the way it came across for millions of viewers? Are those viewers stupid? How does "stop shooting us" advocate violence towards anyone?)
"...This comes shortly after Miami police decided to boycott the singer’s upcoming concert in their city this April...." 
(No, they weren't. They do their job, that is what the police do. You posted this to make it seem like someone was only going to change their minds based on your say so.)

It seems definite to me that TMZ and the rest of the media trolls are out there trying to turn something that wasn't anything into a fight between the police and Beyonce's entertainment company. That just isn't so, if it is, it was one sided. This whole, "Look at us, we are writing something!" like a little kid screaming for the mommy to watch them jump off the diving board for the first time, thing with the media is getting monotonous. They need to find a real story and write about that or STFU, NOW!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Michele Bachmann Exposed

In reaction to Michele Bachmann's many ravings, trying to convince people who are stupid enough to listen to her, that "Obama is going to reveal himself as the antichrist".  It occurred to me that when people, who are uninformed about religion, refer to the anti-christ, they are talking about the book of Revelations which has nothing directly to do with the antichrist and that the only place it mentions that word is in the book of John. This is an important difference which many people seem to be confused about.
I searched revelations and found that ALL of it was about beasts of the apocalypse but the antichrist is ONLY MENTIONED IN JOHN, and in reading between the lines, realized that he actually was quite childish in his writing. Kind of a schoolyard bully type of remarks.

All he was saying is that if you don't believe in Christ being God, then you are not Christian or that you are of a different belief or lack of belief. It doesn't accuse anyone person directly. I defy anyone to go to the Bible Gateway website < https://www.biblegateway.com/ > and search the whole bible for the word "antichrist" and see if these aren't the only references
( Also: Tell me which of these from John, the zealot, doesn't describe anyone who doesn't believe in Christianity. )

1 John 2:22
Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son. (This could describe anyone who doesn't believe in the holy trinity principle, which are many.)

1 John 2:18 [ Warning against Antichrists ] Children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come; therefore we know that it is the last hour. (This is a threat about admonishing those who don't wish to believe his message.)

1 John 2:22 Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son. (Any non-believer is the antichrist. This is a common theme in some churches.)

1 John 4:3 and every spirit which does not confess Jesus is not of God. This is the spirit of antichrist, of which you heard that it was coming, and now it is in the world already.

2 John 1:7 For many deceivers have gone out into the world, men who will not acknowledge the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh; such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist.

As anyone can plainly see, the ravings of John later in life (Revelations) after he was released from prison are not related to what he was describing in the book of John. All he was describing, in John, was a non-believer and anyone who tries to equate this to the stories of the beasts in Revelations needs to remember that John was cast into prison in solitary confinement for eight years and was considered, by most people at the time he wrote Revelations, to be quite insane. I learned this in catechism class in the Methodist church at 13 years of age from an actual clerical scholar and minister who studied the known history of John in his college days.
Many of today's Christians try to read whatever they can into ancient texts that were never deciphered correctly in order to rationalize their own selfish desires and have no desire to actually read the bible for what it is - a book of parabolic stories meant to inspire a sense of personal responsibility and a moral attitude in people who would be directionless without it. If one is a Christian then they are supposed to be fluent in the New Testament which is the Christian part of the bible. The Old Testament, which is developed from ancient rabbinic law, was only meant to be used as examples of the difference between what they wrote for Jews and what Jesus said, because he was a reformer who thought the rabbinic law was corrupted. It also, is about principles, not a literal book or a historical record.
In summation, this shows that Michele Bachmann is just talking out of her a** again and with all her credentials and education in religious universities, she still has no real grasp of what the bible actually says or else has reinvented it in her own mind. It is no surprise to me that the meme about "today's Christians" has a picture of Marcus and Michele Bachmann singing in church.

I hasten to add that isn't all Christians. I know many who don't use their religion to feel superior instead of learning the strength and humility of what the "Jesus Message" is really all about - love, tolerance, and helping others. As an an example I can point to people like our ex president Jimmy Carter whom I admire greatly, as a person who I consider a real Christian like the type of people I grew up with. 

Monday, February 8, 2016

My Email From Alan Grayson



I know this is just a form letter type of email but I thought since there are some vast differences in the kinds of people and their campaigns running for President as Democrats that I would include this tidbit like a foot note. This is a good portion of the email I received from Alan Grayson.

Here goes:

"...This campaign is going to be one for the political science textbooks. Any political consultant in Washington will tell you that if you want to run for office and win, you have to sell out to big corporations and the billionaire class. They’ll tell you that it’s the only way you can raise the money you need to reach voters.

We don’t do that. And we still lead in the polls. But how?

For those of you keeping score at home, the answer is YOU.

Yes, you. I’m the only Member of Congress who raises the majority of his House campaign funds from donations under $200. The only one. Bernie Sanders is the only one in the Senate, so if Bernie is elected President and leaves the Senate this year, then I’ll be the only one in the Senate next year. (Or you’ll get to see the Sanders-Grayson tag team in the Senate, which would be a blast.)"

OK, so I am left to wonder many things but Alan Grayson and Bernie Sanders have always impressed me like Elizabeth Warren does. Just something in the way they speak touches something in me that makes me trust them. You decide.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

My Response from Senator John McCain about The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Carefully notice that he is bitching about "this Admiration's practice of bypassing Congress through Presidential fiat." whatever the fuck presidential fiat means. He also spelled Administration ADMIRATION'S, proving once again that it doesn't take a lot of brains to run for congress.

Senator John McCain

2:50 PM (19 hours ago)
to me
February 5, 2016
Dear Mr. Walker:

     Thank you for contacting me to share your views regarding the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).  I appreciate hearing your concerns on this very important issue. 

     As you know, ANWR is over 19 million acres of landscape in northeastern Alaska that is administered by the United State Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).  In 1980, Congress designated 7 million acres of the Refuge as "wilderness," which prohibits oil and natural gas production on those lands.  On April 3, 2015, President Obama sent a letter to Congress recommending that the remaining 12 million acres of ANWR be designated as wilderness.  

     While only Congress can make a final decision on what federal lands may be declared wilderness, the effect of a formal wilderness recommendation is that the USFWS must manage the land in the interim in ways that protects its "wilderness characteristic," likely making oil and gas development bureaucratically prohibitive.  Regardless of one's opinion about the environmental impacts of drilling in ANWR, a formal wilderness recommendation is de facto wilderness by Presidential order, and another example of this Admiration's practice of bypassing Congress through Presidential fiat.  Rest assured, I will keep your thoughts in mind as I carefully monitor this issue moving forward. 

     Again, thank you for sharing your views.  Please feel free to contact me on this or any other matter of concern.

 

         Sincerely,

        John McCain
        United States Senator

 JM/db