Tuesday May 31, 2016
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I digressed, sorry!
You needn't worry, Tom, about Catholics leaving the faith and a "whole lot more protestants running around" out there. There's droves of Protestants who have already abandoned that sinking ship out there already. The apostate Catholics will have plenty of good company. Protestant churches all over this country are (mostly) empty every Sunday (particularly the evening services!) as Baptists (and other denominations) sit at home, swill beer, and watch Football (or Soccer, or Cars going round and round on TV, etc).
A wise man once told me that the only denomination that really mattered to most folks was green, and the higher the denomination the better---- 50's and up when you could grab them!!
I'm sorry the Pope's outspoken opinions annoy you so much. I get annoyed every time there is a search for a NEW pope, when the entire global news world seems to only have one topic to dwell on. Years ago I read a novel called "The Agony and The Ecstasy"........ it forever ruined me on the Catholic "structure" and the hidden politics behind that all powerful position called the Pope! When murder is used as a tool for the ascendancy to a supposed pure religious position it kinda muddies the water as to what real spiritual purity really means, no?
I don't think many men really attain spiritual "purity", do you? Those that claim such spiritual bliss, I usually find to be charlatans of the highest order!
It's not my place to name charlatans for others. That, folks have to discover for themselves!
I sure hope some of them "folks" discover what a charlatan is soon. We could end up with a leader of the free world who carries some sort of weird chip on his shoulder about the size of his hands reflecting poorly on him.......... I always thought it was the feet that was the indicator anyway............ guess I was misinformed------- like so many others.
Stubby Trump for President??? Kinda has a ring to it, no?
I been re-staining my deck this A.M............. must have inhaled too many fumes............
I don't think I can (or anyone else, really) answer that question for you Tom. It's not that simple.
In general I agree with you, and wish "religious figures" would stay out of politics.
BUT, until you can get ALL of the "religious figures" from all sides (and stripes) of the spectrum to refrain, then I reckon the Pope has as much right to speak out (even argue if you will)-- for what HE is led to feel compelled to speak out about--- as anyone else. After all (supposedly) He is believed to be (by Catholics) in direct communication with the actual LEADER, whom you Catholics call God.
Who is to question what God tells him to bring attention to?
There are a myriad of "religious figures" (some self proclaimed as such!) who ALL seem to shout out their OWN peculiar viewpoints and ideas on what God has (supposedly) told them that the rest of us SHOULD abide as to how we are to live our lives (according to THEIR God, that is).
Why should the Pope's speech (or viewpoint) be any more, or less, offensive.
To me personally, proselytizing of all sorts is highly offensive. I don't need, or want, YOUR God telling ME how to do things!! I've got troubles enough trying to live up to my OWN concepts of spiritual harmony and a peaceful walk through this earthly plain. But, they all do it. I don't think the Pope is as loud or as persistently obnoxious as some of the others. I won't engage in name dropping but one name does come to mind as he was caught dropping something else...............
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"(Please notice how nice I was in that last sentence by using the term White House.) :-)"
I did Tom. There's a reward somewhere for that act of "niceness".
Probably not an earthly one, though.
Have a wonderful Memorial day weekend!! (To all who read this).
Don't forget to remember WHY............. and WHO.
Just a non-partisan hope from this "liberal", "fiscal conservative", active voter and opinionated citizen to all of all stripes............. and letters, too.
I'm picking my own letters........... H and another H, and an M.
HHM............. sounds good.
As to your point #2.
At the present moment is not Merrick Garland the chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit? Isn't that the SAME court NOW hearing the case on June 2? He's served on that court since 1997 I think.
IF it's "highly likely" that this same case is headed for the Supreme Court, then it would seem to reason that Garland would have to recuse himself if HE had been elevated to the Supreme Court. Seems to me then, that Garland would be the ONLY nominee that Obama could put forward that would NOT affect the outcome of this case.............. no?
I think you'll have to show me the facts and details behind WHO has a "reason to believe" and what that "reason" is based on. Otherwise it sounds too much just like more Obama bashing and obstructionism supported by the industry that would have to act (read that as spend $$$) to comply with the new regulations.
Eventually all those "new regulations" supposedly in the "Clean Power Plan" will be tested within our Court system............ as it's supposed to be, I guess. 1000's of lawyers will earn millions of dollars litigating. Court personnel, Judges, transcriptionists, janitors, etc. , They all need paid. This will just provide more days of dispute and more days of JOBS! :-)
Exactly as you do.
I appreciate the chuckle I got from your response (Thank You), however, I've never met "buddy Theodore", never been "at the legion", nor am I wallowing in misery or angry.
Based on your many comments here, I thought it was you that was so angry. You sure you and Ted ain't the same guy??? but split? you know....... the "sybil syndrome".... much of the anger I've seen around here seems to be between this "Ted" guy and you or this Mr. Cline fella?? Maybe you should explore this concept at your next therapy session?
Meanwhile, Lake Mead hits an all time low mark. Sure hope your expert global climate opinion turns out to be right---rather than the warnings of all those informed scientists who say otherwise. Personally, I suspect your opinion is nothing but mental gymnastics bent on denying the "inconvenient" (I stole that word, didn't I?) reality that you haven't the courage to accept. Intellectual arrogance I call it. I've seen it often in my many years. It's (Usually) Some guy who believes he's so wise that he knows better than those who are actually better informed and better educated. The same type usually hates all others who DO become better educated and despises all academia and the search for new truths. Out of fear of becoming obsolete.
You should recognize him, unless you don't shave anymore...............
Get us the evidence. This "belief" you cite is fraud! As you state yourself.
IF Obama did this, he should be indicted and jailed unless the Law prohibits it!
Even so, a class action civil claim on behalf of the American citizen should be able to collect BACK from Mr. Obama the amount stolen through the fraud PLUS interest.
Plenty of lawyers would be overjoyed to see such evidence and more than happy to pursue the case! Personally, I would be outraged as a Citizen-victim of such fraud and manipulation of truth. As I am at the moment by the anointing of the fraud Trump by the Republicans!
All partisan bickering aside Mr. Evans......... I would encourage, actually cajole if possible, you to check out the qualifications and history (as well as stated political beliefs/philosophy) of Gary Johnson, former N.M. Governor, whom I expect we WILL have as a choice for President--- someone OTHER than the two horridly disqualified candidates proposed by the two flawed parties!
Thinking people of ALL stripes NEED to come together this season and elect someone NOT corrupt or stupid! Gary Johnson is neither corrupt nor stupid, and WILL be on the ballot in all 50 states!! Please research him, I dare you......... all of you!!!
Speaking only for me. The current Administration (Obama, etal) provided me with the opportunity to purchase health insurance that the corporate providers would NOT provide to me at all! It's commonly called Obamacare. It literally saved my life, then saved me from bankruptcy. It is good, quality insurance (if you choose a good quality plan---there were several options available!) and varies in price based on what you choose as to yearly deductibles and annual Out-of-Pocket maximum! Purchased from private---FOR PROFIT companies, that apparently still believe they can profit selling insurance!
After suffering a heart attack within my 1st year of coverage, and seeing FIRSTHAND, both the level of care received and also the related medical bills that ensued, I can tell you about (at least) one thing this President accomplished to help this citizen, and the millions more like me, who had been locked out of insurance by CORPORATE policies!
I could tell you about more, but as you have another agenda, and an organ too full of bullsh*t to recognize real facts when presented with them, I won't bother. Many years ago some folks just never would believe the Earth wasn't flat. Went to their graves believing they were right. You share the same kind of mental capability as they did, an unwillingness to accept facts that shake your own per-conceived notions. It's called ego, and fear. I'll seek for blessing to be given you. Please enjoy your Memorial day holiday, but pause a moment to remember WHY it's a holiday!
Excellent. laughing again. Y'all are awesome.
"The very best thing that could happen to this nation would be to see a third party arise from the ranks of independents who do not believe in extremist ideas of the DEM or the crooked business stand of the GOP"
I agree completely Tom! 'Plug' for Gary Johnson here!! Go research Tom.
Helps a bunch. Had to re-type this 5 times because I was laughing so hard I couldn't see straight.
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