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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion - Unless you live in Indiana.

Started by Neal. Last reply by Chris May 2. 17 Replies

Indiana, being the Alabama of the north, is front and center this week. Governor with presidential ambitions Mike Pence signed into law the "Religious Freedom" act. Basically vilified by all those who are part of the thinking human race, it is just…Continue

Tags: pence, mike, freedom, religious, Indiana

The IPA and the Heartland Institute

Started by Davy Mar 31, 2014. 0 Replies

Institute of Public Affairs.And Heartland Institute Link.From the AU's ABC.Last week's revelations about the Heartland Institute, probably the most…Continue

Tags: Institute, Heartland, IPA, Climate, Denial

The Proceeds of Corruption

Started by Davy. Last reply by Stephen Brodie Mar 2, 2014. 17 Replies

This is inside the former President of Ukraine Victor Yanukovich's residence.Here is another link to it from Lvivcafe.com  here …Continue

Tags: residency, opulence, Ukraine, President

China Launches Hypersonic Missile Test, Downplays Fears

Started by Davy. Last reply by Lester Unega Waya Jan 19, 2014. 1 Reply

China's recent test of a hypersonic vehicle should not unduly alarm the United States or any other nation, Chinese military officials say.The test of China's new "…Continue

Michigan Senators Write God Resolution

Started by Neal. Last reply by archaeopteryx Jan 10, 2014. 5 Replies

Ah, MI, so disappointing. My state has been hijacked by the reality challenged.Posted on January 8, 2014 by admin They’re back. All rested-up and ready to enact critical new laws and measures — Michigan legislators are raring to get down to the…Continue

Tags: senators, michigan, resolution, god, the

False News about Saudi Arabia & GCC

Started by Ali. Last reply by Chris Dec 18, 2013. 10 Replies

This Thread will be like filter for the news & videos about Saudi Arabia & GCC because there are a lot of false news about Saudi Arabia & GCC lately. I think this thread will help clarify many things ...Continue

Finally - Paul Ryan’s Worst Nightmare Comes True as Bernie Sanders Is On The Budget Committee

Started by Neal Oct 19, 2013. 0 Replies

Democrats finally getting a little feisty. This should send a message to the tea party crazies, "you bitches are done."By: Jason EasleyFriday, October 18th, 2013, 3:28 pmmore from Jason Easley…Continue

Tags: budget, committee, the, on, sanders

Meet the Republican who is demanding that the government let poor people starve

Started by Neal. Last reply by Neal Sep 8, 2013. 2 Replies

The usual suspects.byJustin DoolittleFollow Stephen Fincher, a deranged Republican…Continue

Tags: the, poor, starve, we, fincher

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Comment by doone on January 15, 2014 at 5:16pm

More GWB (the bridge and not the Ex President)

Chris Christie has lost the Boss, not that he ever really had him. Here for your morning clipbait are Jimmy Fallon and Bruce Springsteen, two broken heroes on a last chance power drive…but mostly just stuck in traffic on the George Washington Bridge. With the lanes out of Fort Lee closed, Wendy had better just not get her hopes up, is what they’re saying:


Read more at http://wonkette.com/#ff8AlsxPGm1e1i2Z.99

Comment by Chris on January 14, 2014 at 2:22am
Comment by Chris on January 14, 2014 at 2:20am

It is, or would be funny - if it weren't so serious considering what I'm hearing about the new prime minister, Tony Abbot, of Australia and his conservative addenda that includes discarding laws to protect the climate.

Comment by Davy on January 13, 2014 at 9:43am

I agree but you gotta admit though it is bloody funny!

Comment by Davy on January 13, 2014 at 9:09am

Queensland's Premier C. Newman doesn't like his own bikie laws.

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman says he doesn't like his own government's tough anti-bikie laws.

But he says they're necessary for now and must, by law, be reviewed within three years of their introduction.

"The parliament has to look at these laws (within three years) and decide if they should still be there," Mr Newman told 4BC Radio on Monday.

Read and watch the video here!

Comment by Davy on January 13, 2014 at 8:58am

A stupid law suit

Pimp sues Nike over 'deadly' shoes

A pimp serving a 100-year sentence for second-degree assault is suing Nike for $100 million claiming his shoes should have come with a warning.

Sirgiorgiro Clardy stomped on a man’s head for not paying one of his prostitutes.

He now says his Air Jordans should have come with a warning stating they could be used as a deadly weapon.

Read the rest here in a Rag in West Aus.

Comment by doone on January 12, 2014 at 10:28pm

Gay Marriage around the World 

Comment by doone on January 12, 2014 at 8:55pm

Via the Dish

“In a world divided between haves and have-nots, between postmodern and pre-modern, and between those for whom God is dead and those for whom God remains omnipresent, expecting coercion to produce reconciliation, acceptance or submission represents the height of folly,” – Andrew Bacevich.

Comment by doone on January 9, 2014 at 5:49am

From the Good News department

Moderates Are Fleeing the Republican Party, But That Doesn't Mean A...

| Wed Jan. 8, 2014 8:51 PM GMT

Gallup reports that the number of people self-identifying as independents has increased dramatically since 2008:

There are two things to say about this. First, this trend most likely represents moderate Republicans who no longer want to identify with the modern tea-party-ized GOP, and are now calling themselves independents. But as John Sides points out, this doesn't mean much in terms of voting behavior. These folks might call themselves independents, but they mostly vote the same way they always have.

Second, it goes a long way toward explaining that Pew survey last week, which found that belief in evolution had plummeted from 54 percent to 43 percent among Republicans over the past four years. If you dig into the details of that poll, the decline is actually a little more moderate than it seems, and it's probably explained mostly by the fact that so many moderate Republicans have left the party. When you remove a big chunk of people who believe in evolution, the group that's left will have a higher percentage of deniers even though no one's beliefs have actually changed.

Bottom line: moderates are abandoning the Republican Party. The remaining rump is more conservative, and this certainly affects the behavior of Republican politicians in Washington. However, it doesn't mean that anyone's views have changed or that anyone's voting patterns have changed.

Comment by doone on January 7, 2014 at 8:49pm

Noah's Ark Theme Park Is Sinking

That Noah's Ark theme park is sinking
A Northern Kentucky theme park to be built around a full-scale replica of Noah’s Ark may sink unless investors purchase about $29 million in unrated municipal bonds by Feb. 6. In December, the city of Williamstown issued taxable debt for affiliates of the Christian nonprofit Answers in Genesis, data compiled by Bloomberg show. Even though $26.5 million of securities have been sold, the project needs to sell at least $55 million in total to avoid triggering a redemption of all the bonds, Ken Ham, the nonprofit’s president, said in an email to supporters Thursday. Without the proceeds, construction funding will fall short, he said. “We still need those Ark supporters who weren’t able to purchase the Ark bonds at closing to prayerfully consider participating in a secondary bond delivery at the level they had indicated to us,” Ham said. “Will you please step out in faith with us?”
(Tipped by JMG reader Steve)



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