I Could Never Be a Republican
Am I my brother’s keeper? That’s the question, isn’t it?
Many whose labors ended at gestation hold themselves to be self-made, for they never crumbled under any of the challenges they never faced. For others of us, the troubles had only begun at gestation, yet somehow we still feel like frauds after having turned to see that from which we have emerged tired but unbroken.
A person who has emerged despite the tides can never be as self-righteous as the person who has arrived with the tides. Because she will have seen the tides’ victims on her journey, and she will have the humility to say, ‘There but for …
I Could Never Be a Republican
@1 could at least mouse over the links above, before posting. A bit of respect for BT, please.
Waters: “When people are injured, the principle of triage is: Help those hurt the most first; then help the next most seriously injured; and then help those who are hurt the least seriously, last.”
It’s even in the Bible, Barry.
This guy stops by every morning and drops his blogwhore, never ever engages. I’ve flagged him as inappropriate. He just wants to drive traffic to his blog. Easy to ignore, since telling him to go away doesn’t seem to work and he’s not actually violating any FDL rules.
Good morning all.
The President’s Press Secretary happily announced, “The President didn’t feel a thing.”
Some things always stay the same, even when the earth shakes, econobuzz, ‘twould seem.
Re millionaires for Jesus: “In a 7-6 ruling, a panel of Tax Court judges sided with Mr. Driscoll’s argument that the word “home” is equivalent to “homes,” just as “child” is interpreted to mean “children” elsewhere in the tax code.”
Just as the word “corporation” is equivalent to “person”. That was easy.
There’s a lot of good stuff in the comments to posts on other blogs that used to be totally veal pen. I’ve often thought that it would be interesting to gather them up daily under the heading, “The Progressive Cherry Picker.” Make it a regular thing at FDL.
Of course, it would require a lot of often-depressing reading.
granted, the African American electorate is not monolithic, but folks should watch last week’s video from Detroit and listen to those citizens – whole lotta people “are tired”
Mornin’, BT, pups
I’m wondering just how many “homes” a pastor can live in at a time, like most folks. Can’t wait to see the rationale if the exemption is upheld by federal court.
was over at HuffPo last night reading their front pager on the Tar Sands Action – and happened to catch the story on the 50 AG’s kicking Schneiderman out of their veal pen – (jaysus, now it’s their top story !)
anyhoo, late last night at over 800 comments (now over 2500) and not an apologist/bot to be found – and very, very few of the usual let’s blame the GOP crowd
maybe in the ensuing hours, the apologists have shown up, I”ll take a peek, but damn, it was all about Obama’s serial coddling and protecting the Banksters – all round disgust and disappointment
Now he’s waitin’ in the wings when Swim posts. That tells me he’s playin’ games. Flagged the asshole.
I was dissed at Benen’s place the other day for daring to say I’d consider voting for Huntsman and that I wouldn’t vote for Obama no matter what. Steve is what I’d consider partly in the veal pen. I rarely comment there, but have noticed a few outspoken commenters who seem to have woken up.
Recognizing they have a problem is the first step. Let’s hope they don’t stop there.
Yeah, I did too, yesterday. Maybe if enough of us do that, the mods will wake up. I guess it’s harmless and easy to ignore. Scroll is my friend!!
There are some spectacular comments on other blogs about all dimensions of all the problems associated with Obama — comments written by folks who voted for him but now have substantive criticisms of him. These comments reflect a much broader agreement with the posts of DDay, Jon, BT, and other FDL front pagers among folks who don’t read FDL.
Now there is surely some overlap because some comments are from the same person using a different name. Hey, but what’s a little double counting in pursuit of moral justice, right?
Call it a “Barry Sucks” aggregator.
nope, no changes to tone, now over 2600 comments and still holding the reality-based line – wow
I’ll have to go take a look. I rarely go to HuffPo unless a link from somewhere else takes me there.
With the heat wave, earthquakes and failing brilliant man structures, BP, Fukushima, haven’t the religious right heard God’s voice condemning the violent unrelenting consuming ignorant Greed these nutcases stand for ?
God centered the earthquake in the cantor nutcase district.
I don’t think he’s speaking loud enough yet, better to knock down the Pentagon of Death than another innocent perish for Greed’s sake.
Sow the wind reap the whirlwind and it’s a Cat 5 storm blowing back at us.
Speaking of scroll, thank you for that link yesterday, SD. Didn’t see it until last evening.
been observing that for weeks, citing Big Orange as the most dramatic example – lots of folks still saying they’ll vote for him but wont work for him – something tells me those numbers are going to plummet by the time Super Committee completes their assignment
“Say No to Social Justice.”
A sign carried by a Tea Party activist at the Pinellas County Commission meeting yesterday.
At least the motherfucker’s honest about what they believe.
The problem with Waters’ triage principles is that she seems to think she is among those hurt the most.
And damage at the National Cathedral….;( Closed….
They need to change the code to read “one home” with the argument the judge accepted.
Just stinks. The greedy little man. He’ll have a very warm eternity.
I was stumbling around looking for Advil this a.m. and muttered “I have a hell of a sinus headache. Climate’s about to change.”
Didn’t realize for a minute what I had said.
I highly recommend Nag Hamadi Library. Nice to see what the people of the time were writing. The books of Elaine Pagels are excellent as well.
I havce 2 Pagels books and think I had something about Nag Hamadi but they must still be packed from moving. And a few years ago I sort of purged my history of early Christianity book shelf. I should know by now never to get rid of a good book.
When one googles “veal pen,” Benen’s picture should appear. But, in his defense, he does allow some great dissent.
OG, you’re usually more temperate than that.
I think the non-stop criticism of Osterity is gettin’ to him. He’ll be in full blown deaniac83 mode soon.
I think you linked that in one of your earliest comments at the Lake – it is one of my oldest FDL bookmarks
oh, and p.s. firedogs — you’ll never guess which story is at the top of the Big Orange Rec List :D
Could be. We had RevBev, RevDeb and a few others and early Christianity was a topic for a while for some reason. Sheesh, that goes back a ways.
Aw, shit, I gotta go over there this early in the mornin’?
On edit: didn’t take long for that to go viral. Now, if the dude can only keep it in his pants he might get somewhere.
My thinking exactly, but never could have stated it so aptly. Thank you.
You may have to go over there, I’ve got to get on the treadmill. AArrggh.
Have a good one, pupses.
It has nothing to do with large underground explosions and turning the bedrock into jelly for fracking idiots. The quake seems to have followed the shale fracking industry. Darth pushed fracking the fracking idiot.
But, But we elected a brilliant genius who understands these things and after he raises his needed $ billion to run for office I bet he spends the rest of his term fighting for and defending the little people./s
We all know that Obama will try to marginalize the “Professional Left” — make it appear extreme, not mainstream progressive or liberal. We need to find a way to fight that by concentrating and magnifying dissenting voices and repeating our message ad nauseam.
Will it have an effect? Who knows. But it may counter the false narratives that Barry insists on repeating.
WI Public Radio just concluded a “big question,” hour of programing with the pro-tax increase side arguing the poor and the middle class need to be contributing more. Have not yet bothered to see who sponsors that think tank. Sheesh.
Off to swim in the great capitalist cesspool.
US KIA Afghanistan: 1,746
US KIA Irak: 4,474
Iraki, Afghan and Pakistani casualties: estimates vary to over 1.5M
US MBS 2011: 29,140 and counting
Down By The Water
No war but class war
Be good to yourselves, and all other living things
Never. Give. Up.
hadn’t even thought about fracking wrt to yesterday’s shaker yet – although off the top of my head I don’t recall much going on in Virginia – will have to take a look
and Cheney may have got the ball rolling but the current guy is a straight up evangelist for the frackers – again and again extolling it’s virtue, with the Sierra Club as his backup singers, prattling on about it being “cleaner than coal”
I’ve been able to get short focused, factual articles published in two local weekly papers, letters to the editor columns, discussing progressive points on several fronts. Not sure of the effects, but trying.
NY AG story on Democracy Now!
Margot Kidder one of the protesters arrested at the WH yesterday.
Good on you. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Moyers returning to the airwaves with a weekly show titled Moyers and Co.
I saw something about that….is it an online venue? I could not quite tell.
I’ll have to relisten to DN! but I think I heard it’s on the teebee.
Good Morning SD, Thanks, I’ll look for that.
Meanwhile in other news , the Washington monument , our nations symbolic phallus has developed a crack in it from the earthquake yesterday .
Perhaps it will be harder for the government to screw it’s population in the future ?
I mean symbolically speaking ?
They are swarming eastern WV not that far away. But don’t worry they are professionals, so what could go wrong?
I stepped away for a bit. Can you point me to the story at Kos? I cannot navigate that site — way too confusing.
EDIT: Never mind, found it. Schneiderman.
It isn’t on PBS, but it’s on another public channel, I believe.
Thanks….I do not have cable….well, don’t even have a tv for now….not sure what my plans are. It has been nice with some of the sound off. Moyers may force me to get a TV….
I have a perfectly good (old) TV that I have not turned on all summer. I stopped my Netflix for a couple of months, but it just resumed. I do watch movies in the winter. I don’t have cable either, and what I watch is mostly online (like Rachel Maddow). I think the article said Moyers’ show would be available online, not sure.
Indeed the decision on multiple homes for clergy was an easy one. I worked in this area for years and am surprised the IRS chased him. For the record Churches and clergy do pay income taxes – the clergy on the regular 1040 form and the Church on the IRS 990 form
But the “win” on multiple homes did not reversed his tax evasion conviction. A Chattanooga, Tenn., jury convicted Mr. Driscoll in 2006 of conspiracy and tax evasion (evasion of over $1 million -convicted on conspiracy and tax evasion charges stemming from using his ministry to hide income between 1996 and 1999 – paying for unnecessary fancy cars, his wake bills for his mom and other personal items – giving him a year in prison).
Blue Texan seems to have picked up on a vibe the left does not need – to act happy win someone into religion goes down in the media, and unhappy when they do not go down far enough to please the writer.
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