It seem like the media is too busy building a narrative that these terrorist are Muslim than searching for the truth. Currently there's no evidence that either man is Muslim but for some reason the media keep trying to tie this terrorist attack to Islam. Why? There are other explanations for their horrifying actions. Maybe they fell the U.S. hasn't been tough enough against Russian aggression. Chechen (where they was born) has been fighting against Russia for over 300 years.
Now, it may be true that these terrorist were radicalize by Muslim extremist, but a good reporter should look at all angles and not just the one they think is obvious. For example, one reporter mentioned on air; incorrectly mind you that the bombers sister's husband who lives in NJ is Muslim. Why would he even mentioned that. Does he think her husband radicalize them from NJ. Should we go visit that man and integrate him? Read more
In a tirade on CNN’s Piers Morgan’s show, Alex Jones an obvious conspiracy theorist, explained to Piers — sometimes very angrily — why it was necessary for him to attack him, call him a “red coat” and asking for his deportation back to England where he’s from.
The conversation was mostly dominated by Alex Jones as he interrupted the CNN host almost every time he tried to speak. He was hotheaded and overbearing and I feel terribly sorry for his family. I would feel sorry for Piers but then he knew what he was doing.
I do know that Alex Jones is a poster boy of why we really do need gun control, to keep guns out of the hands of people like him. Watch the video:
CNN Pier Morgan interviews conspiracy theorist Alex Jones Read more
We all know that U.S House Speaker John Boehner is well-known to break out in tears, as he did recently after being reelected as House Speaker. John Boehner is a weeper, the only thing is, what he weeps about usually is something not worth weeping about. He wept uncontrollably once over an Iraq war spending bill.
This is my Bead-Read for Mr. Boehner:
Find something worth weeping about John. Many of us Americans weep, just as we did recently when a madman with a gun, mowed down 26 people including 20 children at a school in Newtown, Connecticut. Right now, I myself could find a fresh batch of tears, just thinking about it. Read more
Election Night was a nail-biter, at least for me. It was not clear most of the night just where the polls would take us. One thing I am sure of; No one, no matter which party affiliation, wanted to see a long drawn-out recount debacle as we did with Florida in the 2000 presidential election.
These last four years has also been frustrating for much of the nation, with a congress divided with the opposing party determined to see that President Barack Obama does not win a second term. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s statement that “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president,” made it clear that nothing was going get accomplished. Read more
The latest far right slander against women’s rights came Tuesday when Indiana senatorial candidate Richard Mourdock said pregnancies resulting from rape should not be aborted because they are God’s will. Gov. Romney is a Mourdock supporter, and even made a campaign ad for him. Though the vast majority of Americans support abortion rights for rape victims, our government could be overtaken by extremist who don’t.
The presidential ticket and down-ballot candidates from the Republican Party have said they want to strip women of even the barest of reproductive rights. Women, are we going to stand for this? Women-loving men, are you?
Again and again, social conservatism has swung to new and dangerous extremes in the rhetoric of the 2012 campaign season. Repeatedly, Gov. Romney and Rep. Paul have had to back step from candidates they support, and from their own women’s rights records, in an attempt to calm voters down about their misogyny. Voters must not buy in to the latest flip flops: we already know who Romney and his cohorts are, and how they feel about women. Read more
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, speaking at an Eid ul-Fitr reception marking the end of Ramadan, spoke clearly of what many Americans, especially Christians feel about the video at the center of the attacks on the embassy in Benghazi. The attack killed four U.S. Embassy staff, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Read more
The 2012 Republican Party platform is reported by CNN to include the goal of a Constitutional ban on all abortions, making no exceptions for rape or incest survivors. This is the most extreme idea in the arsenal of the Conservative Right, and one that ultimately defines what they stand for. A cluster of cells with the potential for human life is, they believe, deserving of more rights than a fully realized woman or girl who carries it.
It cannot be made plainer: the GOP is now controlled by the Extreme Right; whose goal it is to disempower women and recreate a culture of fear, shame, and powerlessness around sexuality. To control reproductive rights is to control women.
The GOP has taken its last stand in the culture war… it is putting all its men on the front line. Will the rest of us stand up and fight back? Will the ideological weapons of the Hard Right fail against the resistance of moderate and progressive voters in November? Read more
Extremism: The holding of extreme political or religious views or the taking of extreme actions on the basis of those views. (Encarta Dictionary)
There are various types of extremist, in every country on the globe. Every society has their kooks, you might say. As far as I’m concerned, anyone or any group has a right to believe however they wish to believe when it comes to religion or politics, as long as they don’t try forcing those beliefs on me or the rest of the populace.
The problem with some extremist though, just having their own differences with the rest of society is not enough, they must also work to see that the rest of us either believe the way they do or at least are forced to accept laws and edicts they would have us to follow. Read more
Michelle Bachmann again has shown us that she is an oxymoron to the intelligence committee she belongs to in the House of Representatives. She and a handful of other Republican House members have been on an adventure into trying to pin the title of “Islamic Extremist Spy” on a Hillary Clinton aide, Huma Abedin. In fact, she’s accusing the woman of even influencing State Dept. policy as a reason she’s working for Hillary in the first place.
She may not have put all this in words but this is exactly what she is implying by her accusations. What she’s saying is that the woman is somehow connected to the “Muslim Brotherhood” a group that is considered to be a terrorist organization by some. Read more
There is a rather disconcerting idea touted by so-called progressives on the order of: Islamophobia is on the rise in the West: most particularly in Europe and the United Sates. The idea itself presupposes that there is such a phenomenon as Islamophobia and that it is some nefarious and specious contaminant in our cultures and, that if left unchecked, would see the unrelenting evisceration of the dignity of Muslim peoples. Read more
In June, Mitt Romney’s campaign raised an astonishing $106.1 million, while Pres. Obama pulled in $71 million, reported Reuters.com. Citizens United, the SCOTUS ruling that opened the floodgates of corporate spending in political campaigns can be credited for this discrepancy. While our president’s grassroots campaign focuses on smaller donors, Romney’s brings in large sums from wealthy individuals and corporations. These numbers have many people worried, but I’m unconcerned. Read more
Vigo County Poor Farm - Terre Haute, Indiana
Those Socialists were wrong
Poverty is not a social condition. People do not become criminals as a product of social and economic conditions.
They are born that way.
People are poor and/or criminal because they are genetically inferior.
This ideology, social darwinism, was adopted by America’s wealthy at the turn of the 20th century as befitting those who believed they were more fit, indeed had a right to rule. Read more
Growing up in a Christian environment and discovering you’re gay at an early age can be a traumatic experience for a young person. Being gay is not a condition that can easily be changed because of one’s religious beliefs.
Fortunately, America is a country that is open to enlightenment, unlike countries that are ruled by tyrants and religious extremist who control what their populations see or hear. Yet this nation still faces a threat from within. Read more
Since Republicans were given back the reins to the U.S. House of Representatives along with governor seats and state houses back in 2010, they’ve used those seats to push a certain agenda, which include anti-abortion legislation, bills and state constitutional amendments to block same-sex marriage and Voter ID laws and even voter purges, such as the voter purge efforts being pushed by Florida Governor Rick Scott. Read more
If you can’t win elections fairly, why not just steal them. This seems to be Republicans new strategy to try winning the White House and any other seat they can pick up for Congress and state houses across the nation. With Voter ID laws and even Republican controlled states trying to kick President Obama off of the ballot in November, Republicans are on the attack. They’re not just attacking women, gays, blacks, Hispanics, Muslims or any other minority that doesn’t fit into what they consider American, but they’re also attacking democracy. Read more