About four or so months I attended a progressive town hall meeting hosted by my Rep. Eddie B. Johnson, with Rep. Barbara Lee from California. An old-aged attendent asked about the healthcare ruling (this was about two weeks before the final ruling) and Rep. Johnson answered, but I don’t remember the question or answer. That’s not important. What’s important is what happened afterwards.
The next attendant, a middle aged woman, assumedly Rep. Johnson’s supporter, asked what difference is the Obamacare tax mandate from other programs like Social Security. Both are “mandatory” she says, why aren’t the other programs, Social Security specifically, being challenged. How are they in law, she asked in confusion. After Rep. Johnson gave her an “answer,” (to be fair, she said we’ll see if it’s constitutional when the court rules) I whispered to her about FDR’s “court packing” controversy in the 40′s and how America copied the same socialist countries policies whom we had tension with. Read more
Many years ago when I was but eleven years of age, I became a preacher. As a Pentecostal, I had a very strict belief system, which also affected my sermons. I believed many things were sin, even if the Bible never mentioned them, such as smoking for example; smoking was a sin to me, or at least that was what I was taught.
Like so many Christians nowadays, I really didn’t know the Bible that well. I could quote a few scriptures but those were scriptures that supported my particular belief system, even if they were taken out of context. Read more
Recently, large corporations such as Coca Cola, Pepsi, McDonald’s, Kraft and the latest, Wendy’s, have been dropping out of supporting American Legislative Exchange Council also known as ALEC, a conservative political organization that introduces and pushes pieces of legislation through Congress and state houses across the country. Read more
This week US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot though the head by a would-be assassin before he went on to murder six innocent people including a nine-year-old girl. Immediately many journalists pointed out that Sarah Palin had, before the November elections, published a map of America using rifle crosshairs to point out swing constituencies; one of them being that of Gabrielle Giffords. Read more
I’ve never been much of a Glenn Beck fan, since I don’t particularly care for red-faced screaming one-note commentators (regardless of whether they are conservative or liberal), but oh, MY – this is b Read more
The hidden camera videos released by filmmaker James O'Keefe and student/conservative columnist Hannah Giles under the name of Veritas Visuals have had a devastating impact on ACORN. Already battered from multiple criminal indictments over voter registration fraud, the undercover videos alleging ACORN workers committed a crime in giving out advice on how to break the law may ultimately cause ACORN to lose all federal funding. Read more
Well, you can never say that PETA shies away from controversy. True to form, we're leaping into the fray—figuratively, and almost literally—by attempting to bring a message of nonviolence to the Middle East. Read more