That Old Hippie Karl! He was a dreamer with a vision… and in the 60′s many ‘could see clearly now’… but as the realities of life appeared in the fog of clearness… the mind crash came. There still needs to be a governement FOR THE PEOPLE BY THE PEOPLE AND ABOUT THE FRIGGIN PEOPLE!
“…Definition of Marxism: The economic, social, political, pseudo-scientific philosophy, theory, belief, or system based on the works of Karl Marx of Germany. The theory seeks the elimination of the notion of private property in order to gain control of the economic “means of production” by taking it from the bourgeois (the wealthy or propertied class) for the benefit of the proletariat (working class.) His philosophy of history was called “historical materialism” in which his goal was to bring about the end of history, by means of an eventual perfect, classless, utopian society he called Communism….”
That being said–
I now think back, way back to the 60’s. I recall how many sheer youthful and perfect thoughts I had , that still— [in the superlative] — seem right to me. Basically right.
One mouth– one chicken
One head– one bed
One sickness- one med
Etc etc etc.
I could never, deep down emotionally, understand why mothers had to cry? Why fathers had to ask why? And how come children had to die? … but those with $$ were spared so many many times from this level of challenge and pain and suffering. And if I dared remark about it– my words were twisted into “ so you want those people to suffer huh?”. Hell no– that was never what I meant. I meant SHARE THE RESOURCES! Let EVERYONE eat! It is off the backs of the have nots that they became the haves.
Aw– but the fly in the ointment — ‘humans’. In my utopian thinking… I hit the wall when I consider that the first ‘commune’ of two [marriage, couple relationships… [whatever takes two [smileis hard enough to undertake. If two people, united, can not exist together with equal freedoms, food, shelter… lives allowing for the freedom being ones self…and actually seeing to and being able to see to ’the others needs!’ how can it be that the entire global community can do this?? Alas– my heart was shattered by 19 years old.
The purest thought of that Idealist Hippie Karl was a wonder to think about, to dream about…. Yes it was!… and pulling from the best and do’able parts, National Healthcare CAN WORK and is desperately needed.
Some people call me a dreamer… I know I am not the only one. [There’s me, John and add your name too…lol lol lo]
I mentioned this first in this post. But after hearing so many times from ignorant rednecks that George is a “Godly Man” and that he loves life and is the “culture of life” president, I thought we needed to review the areas in which God has spoken to him.
In my previous experiences, I have known quite a few people who claim that God speaks directly to them and the problem is that God seems to make a lot of mistakes. As a matter of fact, from my experiences with these folks, God is wrong the vast majority of times, but they are ‘prophets’ and we are not to lay a hand on God’s chosen, etc.
(excuse me as I wretch a dry heave)
1. I am driven with a mission from God. God would tell me, ‘George go and fight these terrorists in Afghanistan’. And I did. And then God would tell me ‘George, go and end the tyranny in Iraq’. And I did. Sharm el-Sheikh August 2003
2. I trust God speaks through me. Without that, I couldn’t do my job.
Statement made during campaign visit to Amish community, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Jul. 9, 2004
3. I’m also mindful that man should never try to put words in God’s mouth. I mean, we should never ascribe natural disasters or anything else to God. We are in no way, shape, or form should a human being, play God. Washington, D.C., Jan. 14, 2005
4. God loves you, and I love you. And you can count on both of us as a powerful message that people who wonder about their future can hear. Los Angeles, California, Mar. 3, 2004
5. I tell people all the time, you’re equally American if you’re a Christian, Jew, or Muslim. You’re equally American if you believe in an Almighty or don’t believe in an Almighty. That’s a sacred freedom.
Washington, D.C., Mar. 10, 2006
7. I’m sure there is some kind of heavy doctrinal difference, which I’m not sophisticated enough to explain to you. Explaining the issues involved in his switching from attending an Episcopal church to attending a Methodist one, (date is approximate:), Jul. 1, 1994
8. I don’t think you order suiciders to kill innocent men, women, and children if you’re a religious person. Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, Jul. 14, 2004
9. And there’s nothing more powerful in helping change the country than the faith — faith in Dios.
National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast, Washington, D.C., May 16, 2002
10. We believe in an Almighty, we believe in the freedom for people to worship that Almighty. They don’t. Martinsburg, West Virginia, Jul. 4, 2007
11. The spirit of our people is the source of America’s strength. And we go forward with trust in that spirit, confidence in our purpose, and faith in a loving God who made us to be free.
5th anniversary of the Sep. 11 attacks, White House, Sep. 11, 2006
12. Churches all across the country are reaching out — synagogues, people from different faiths understand that it makes sense to help their parishioners realize the benefits of this plan.
Sun City Center, Florida, May 9, 2006
13.We can never replace lives, and we can’t heal hearts, except through prayer.
Enterprise, Alabama, Mar. 3, 2007
14. God bless the people of this part of the world. Minneapolis, Minnesota, Aug. 4, 2007
15. I believe there’s an Almighty, and I believe the Almighty’s great gift to each man and woman in this world is the desire to be free. This isn’t America’s gift to the world, it is a universal gift to the world, and people want to be free. Manhattan, Kansas, Jan. 23, 2006
16. I couldn’t imagine somebody like Osama bin Laden understanding the joy of Hanukkah
White House, Dec. 10, 200117.
17. I see an opportunity at home when I hear the stories of Christian and Jewish women alike, helping women of cover, Arab American women go shop because they’re afraid to leave their home.
Washington, D.C., Oct. 4, 2001
18. It’s a sign from above. Comment made when television light caught fire above crowd, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Mar. 9, 2001
19. I did denounce it. I de- I denounced it. I denounced interracial dating. I denounced anti-Catholic bigacy… bigotry. Responding to attacks on his visit to ultra-conservative Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina, Feb. 25, 2000
20. We are grateful for the freedoms we enjoy, grateful for the loved ones who give meaning to our lives, and grateful for the many gifts of this prosperous land. On Thanksgiving we acknowledge that all of these things, and life itself, come not from the hand of man, but from Almighty God.
Washington, D.C., Nov. 30, 2002
21. We say in our country, everybody matters, everybody is precious in the sight of an Almighty.
Northern State University, Aberdeen, South Dakota, Oct. 31, 2002
22. We love the fact that people can worship an almighty God any way they see fit here in America.
Phoenix, Arizona, Sep. 28, 2002
23. And I just — I cannot speak strongly enough about how we must collectively get after those who kill in the name of — in the name of some kind of false religion.
Press appearance with King Abdullah of Jordan, Aug. 1, 2002
24. We are commanded by God and called by our conscience to love others as we want to be loved ourselves. Ohio State University, Jun. 14, 2002
25. By being active citizens in your church or your synagogue, or for those Muslims, in your mosque, and adhering to the admission to love a neighbor just like you’d like to be loved yourself, that’s how we can stand up.
Remarks to the cattle industry annual convention and trade show, Denver, Colorado, Feb. 8, 2002
26. And we base it, our history, and our decision making, our future, on solid values. The first value is, we’re all God’s children. Washington, D.C., Jul. 16, 2003
27. One of the great things about this country is a lot of people pray. Washington, D.C., Apr. 13, 2003
28. And there’s no doubt in my mind, when the United States acts abroad and home, we do so based upon values — particularly the value that we hold dear to our hearts, and that is, everybody ought to be free. I want to repeat what I said during my State of the Union to you. Liberty is not America’s gift to the world. What we believe strongly, and what we hold dear, is liberty is God’s gift to mankind. And we hold that value precious. And we believe it is true. White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, Feb. 9, 2003
29. This great, powerful nation is motivated not by power for power’s sake, but because of our values. If everybody matters, if every life counts, then we should hope everybody has the great God’s gift of freedom. Grand Rapids, Michigan, Jan. 29, 2003
30. The short-term objective of this country is to find an enemy and bring them to justice before they strike us. The long-term objective is to make this world a more free and hopeful and peaceful place. I believe we’ll succeed because freedom is the Almighty God’s gift to every man and woman in this world.
Portsmouth, Ohio, Sep. 10, 2004
31. And if you choose to — if you believe in the Almighty, you can — you’re equally an American. If you’re a Jew, Christian or Muslim or Hindi or whatever. It is one of the great traits and traditions of our country, where people can worship the way you see fit. Interview on Larry King Live (CNN),, Aug. 15, 2004
32. By the way, to whom much has been given, much is owed. Not only are we leading the world in terms of encouraging freedom and peace, we’re feeding the hungry. We’re taking care of, as best as we possibly can, the victims of HIV/AIDS. Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Jul. 20, 2004
33. Faith-based is an important part of my life, individually, but I don’t — I don’t ascribe a person’s opposing my nominations to an issue of faith. Prime time press conference, White House, Apr. 28, 2005
34. I believe liberty is universal. I don’t believe it is just for the United States of America alone. I believe there is an Almighty, and I believe the Almighty’s gift to people worldwide is the desire to be free. Fort Irwin, California, Apr. 4, 2007
35. What a powerful statement to the world about the compassion of the American people that you’re free to choose the religion you want in our country. Washington, D.C., Sep. 29, 2006
36. The United States of America must understand that freedom is universal, that there is an Almighty, and the great gift of that Almighty to each man and woman in this world is the desire to be free. Nashville, Tennessee, Aug. 30, 2006
37. Tonight I ask you to pass legislation to prohibit the most egregious abuses of medical research. …Human life is a gift from our Creator — and that gift should never be discarded, devalued or put up for sale. 2006 State of the Union Address, Jan. 31, 2006
38. One of the most — I think one of the most important and interesting domestic initiatives, which I agree has created an interesting philosophical debate, is to allow faith-based programs and community-based programs to access federal money in order to achieve the results we all want. I mean, for example, if you’re trying to encourage people to quit drinking, doesn’t it make sense to give people somebody an alternative — he can maybe go to a government counselor? Or how about somebody who calls upon a higher being to help you quit drinking? All I care about is the results. Sterling, Virginia, Jan. 19, 2006
39. Every new citizen of the United States has an obligation to learn our customs and values, including liberty and civic responsibility, equality under God and tolerance for others, and the English language. Tucson, Arizona, Nov. 28, 2005
40. We have a calling from beyond the stars to stand for freedom, and America will always be faithful to that cause. Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, 2005
41.Secondly, it’s really important, Pete, that people not think government is a loving entity. Government is law and justice. Love comes from the hearts of people that are able to impart love. And therefore, what Craig is doing is — he doesn’t realize it — he’s a social entrepreneur. He is inspiring others to continue to reach out to say to somebody who is lonely, I love you. And I’m afraid this requires a higher power than the federal government to cause somebody to love somebody.
42. We don’t believe that freedom is America’s gift to the world. We believe freedom is the God Almighty’s gift to each and every person in the world. California, Oct. 15, 2003
43. I believe that, as I told the Crown Prince, the Almighty God has endowed each individual on the face of the earth with — that expects each person to be treated with dignity. This is a universal call. Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Jun. 3, 2003
44. All of you — all in this generation of our military — have taken up the highest calling of history. You’re defending your country, and protecting the innocent from harm. And wherever you go, you carry a message of hope — a message that is ancient and ever new. In the words of the prophet Isaiah, “To the captives, ‘come out,’ — and to those in darkness, ‘be free.’ Aboard the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln, a couple of miles away from San Diego May 1, 2003
45. It’s so inspirational to see your courage, as well as to see the great works of our Lord in your heart. Nashville, Tennessee, Feb. 10, 2003
46. As Dick mentioned, we mourn the loss of seven brave souls. We learned a lot about them over the last couple of days, and Laura and I learned a lot about their families in Houston, because we met with them. My impressions of the meeting was that there was — that Almighty God was present in their hearts. Washington, D.C., Feb. 6, 2003
47. It’s also important for people to know we never seek to impose our culture or our form of government. We just want to live under those universal values, God-given values. Washington, D.C., Oct. 11, 2002
48. Yet we do know that God has placed us together in this moment, to grieve together, to stand together, to serve each other and our country. Ellis Island, New York, Sep. 11, 2002
49. The reason I’m — asked [these AmeriCorps workers] to join us here is because I want you to know, America can be saved one person at a time. Green Tree, Pennsylvania, Aug. 5, 2002
50. Government can hand out money, but it cannot put hope into people’s hearts. It cannot put faith into people’s lives. West Ashley High School, Charleston, South Carolina, Jul. 29, 2002
When you read that, you immediately thought I was crazy, didn’t you? Since today is Sunday and my day for watching the crazies on B’Man’s Sabbath Watch, I began to think about God and a comment that Bush made about the Pope.
Just prior to the Pope’s visit to the US, W was interviewed by ‘Eternal Word Television Network’:
WASHINGTON, D.C., APRIL 13, 2008 (Zenit.org).- U.S. President George Bush said that when he looks into Benedict XVI’s eyes, he sees God.
The president made this affirmation Friday when he answered the last question posed him during an interview with Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) anchor Raymond Arroyo.
When he looks into his eyes, he sees God. Now, normally, when demons see God I would assume they run scared or melt like throwing water on a wicked witch.
So, either George is not a demon or he is lying about seeing God in the Pope’s eyes.
Of course, this country knows that George would never lie, but, to be on the safe side of evil, I decided to review all the times that God has spoken or reveled something to George in the past and ask you to decide if you rednecks still think old George is a “Godly Man”.
But before we reminisce, there are a few more ‘nuggets” of bullshit we should see from that interview.
The EWTN anchor noted that the Pope will probably bring up the issue of the war in Iraq, asking what the U.S. government is doing to protect the Christian minority there.
Bush said that “something we have been doing all along, is urging the government to understand that minority rights are a vital part of any democratic society. And by the way, my concern isn’t just for minority rights in Iraq; it’s for minority rights throughout the Middle East.”
Well there you have it. W is concerned about the rights of minorities everywhere in the ME. GAG!
And Bush affirmed: “I feel like it was the right decision then, and obviously the data has now shown that — I hope it shows to people it’s the right decision. [...] By the way, I think this is the beginning of what is a very interesting debate that future presidents are going to have to deal with, and that is science versus ethics, the value of life versus saving life — supposedly. [...] I’ve obviously drawn the line in the sand that honoring life in all forms is a touchstone for good science.
“I think it’s important for people to understand that a culture of life is in our national interests and that — it’s also important to understand that the politics of abortion isn’t going to change until people’s hearts change, and fully understand the meaning of life and what it means for a society to value life in all forms — whether it be the life of the unborn, or the life of the elderly; whether it be the life of the less fortunate among us, or the life of the rich guy. I mean, it’s a moral touchstone, I think, that will speak to a healthy society in the long run.”
Damn, rednecks, did you know that this country and our president respects life and wants a culture of life (as long as they haven’t been born yet, that is). For when it comes to bombing those minorities and their children, he has no compunction whatsoever. I almost think that he revels in the bombs.
Finally, Arroyo asked him, “You said, famously, when you looked into Vladimir Putin’s eyes you saw his soul. [...] When you look into Benedict XVI’s eyes what do you see?”
And Bush answered immediately, “God.”
Jesus Christ. He wouldn’t know God if God came down from ‘on-high’ and slapped the fake Texan dumbass out of him.
If there was ever a time to shut down the politics in church, especially after the idiots that were brainwashed into believing that Bush was a “Godly Man” launched a full scale political movement of churches to get the “Maniac-in-Chief” elected the last time and then use their stacked Judges to stop the recounts… the time is NOW.
Here it is for all to indulge… the church and those that run it are simply politically motivated for power and influence. A simple cursory look at their actions and how they force themselves into the political arena, even though it is against the law, and to the devastation of this country and others in the world, proves their intent.
The hypocrisy doesn’t fool me, people. One cannot rail and preach against abortion, yet cheer lead on bombing Muslims. What does fool me is how you can live with yourselves after having such a view. How you can claim to honor and mimic the “Prince of Peace” and still want to bomb thousands of others.
Did the early martyrs become martyrs by fighting and Killing? Or did they do precisely what Jesus told them to do?
I am not telling Americans to sit idly by and allow anyone to hurt us. But, to do what we have done is the height of hypocrisy and I will be the first to point it out to any brainwashed fools who don’t seem to notice their stupid assed allegiance to ruining this country and Christianity while at it.
From Jonathon Turley:
As Hillary Clinton is being criticized for running a commercial against Barach Obama featuring Osama Bin Laden, a church in South Carolina has put up a sign “Obama, Osama, hmmm, are they brothers?” It is only the latest intervention of a church in the election in violation of federal law and perhaps the most moronic. Pastor Roger Byrd of the Jonesville Church of God insists that he will not take down the sign, which is less of a problem. It is the tax-supported church behind the sign that need to be changed.
In Jonesville, S.C., this passes for provocative thinking. Byrd says that he just wants to get people thinking. Thinking about what? “It’s simply to cause people to realize and to see what possibly could happen if we were to get someone in there that does not believe in Jesus Christ,” he said.
Of course, Obama has denied the rumor. But Byrd insists that a lifetime of church going, baptisms, and a controversial minister is not enough. “I don’t know. See it asks a question: Are they brothers? In other words, is he Muslim ? I don’t know. He says he’s not. I hope he’s not. But I don’t know. And it’s just something to try to stir people’s minds. It was never intended to hurt feelings or to offend anybody.”
Never intended to offend anybody. I am less concerned that this man is the spiritual leader of people in South Carolina than I am that he actually gets to vote.
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