"they didn't permit killing of innocent babies"
How the heck can you make a statement like that? What the heck do you know about the frequency of abortion historically?
The correct answer is that under the Anglo-Saxon common law abortion WAS legal. See Blackstone's Commentaries and his illustration of "quickening". The Roe v Wade decision was based on this and was therefore a correct legal decision.
February 6, 2014 at 11:17 p.m.
Liberals are intolerant while right wingers are angels?
Anyone here old enough to remember MyCarthyism? Remember when the Dixie Chicks said something about Bush and how the rabid right wing threatened to kill them and their families? Or how about when members of the Congressional Black Caucus where silenced by Republicans in Congress?
By contrast, did anyone stop the Tea Baggers and their vicious attacks on President Obama? Did Congressional Democrats ever keep white Republicans from shooting their mouths? Drunken Country-Western singer Hank Williams, Jr called President Obama a Nazi and a Muslim president. Yet his music has not been censored and he still goes around making vicious attacks in his concerts.
So who are the ones that are the real intolerant extremists in this society? Obviously it is the wrong wing ... oops, the right wing.
February 6, 2014 at 11:13 p.m.
More bad news for the enraged and hate filled right wingers who love to see the poor rot to death in poverty due to lack of health care:
Millions of People Have Health Insurance Thanks to Obamacare
At least 9 million people are getting coverage under the health care law
"The big number in the news this week was 1.1 million – the number of people who signed up for health insurance through Obamacare's federal insurance marketplace this year. This is an important figure, especially given the fact that it stood at little more than 100,000 at the end of November.
Nevertheless, that 1.1 million figure dramatically understates what the Affordable Care Act has already accomplished. The number we should be talking about is at least 9 million and could be 14 MILLION people who are currently getting coverage under the law."
The numbers are growing by leaps and bounds every day. And as people return to work because their ailments are treated, this will increase tax revenues and social productivity. Everyone (except for Republicans) wins with ACA!!
January 8, 2014 at 9:18 p.m.
Open Letter to Bertram de Souza:
Now that you know that this ''knock out'' matter is not a game but is yet another media invention much like the "Wilding" nonsense of a couple of decades ago, what do you have to say about it?
December 23, 2013 at 10:37 p.m.
GailsMom-posted 4 days, 23 hours ago
''that a common illness with conservatives, can't tell the difference between a fact and an opinion.
They seem to think they are the same.''
The problem with the delusionals of the far right is that they believe only their opinions matter. That these opinions constitute incontrovertible "facts" and God help anyone who dares to question them. McCarthy and the like always feel that way. But in the end they are always proven wrong.
These delusionals in their twisted mindlessness all said Americans would reject ACA. Well, the signups now exceed five million and the number grows by leaps and bounds every day. Just imagine if the right wingers hadn't obstructed the effort to sign up - the numbers would be well over 10 million by now. All those sign ups are a victory for America whether these far right delusionals like it or not. That is not my opinion, it is FACT.
December 23, 2013 at 10:25 p.m.
Week 12 Obamacare enrollments - including Medicaid Expansion - now exceeeds 5.2 million
Pulling together numbers on Obamacare enrollments is a complicated business because of different sources and different methodologies and different definitions of 'enrollment'. Actual enrollment into an insurance plan doesn't happen until the first premium is paid and given that benefits wouldn't start until January 1st 2014 there is little incentive to pay before December 15th. The enrollment numbers of people who have completed all of the steps, including paying the first premium, won't be available until January and have to come from the insurance companies themselves.
The most consistent, careful and trustworthy compilation of people that have gone through the process and qualified for enrollment appears to be done by a blogger by the name of Brainwrap.
He/she has been posting a weekly update and has links to each states numbers.
It is possible that there is some duplication of numbers but it is certain that many of the numbers haven't been updated during the time when people going through the improved website has undergone significant increase in volume.
His latest numbers:
Private Enrollments 1,389,000
Medicaid Expansion/SCHIP 3,888,000
His spreadsheet with links to his source material here:
Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) Health Insurance Signup Chart
OVER FIVE MILLION AMERICANS HAVE SIGNED UP - A VICTORY FOR THE PATRIOTS WHO FAVOR ACA!!!
December 23, 2013 at 10:11 p.m.
quote from dontbeafool,
" it is the conservative right wing that bashes the people who live under the poverty line "
So very true. There's a great irony to this as delusional right wingers all claim to be Christian and observers of the Messianic law. Anyone who has actually read the New Testament knows that Jesus taught one must have compassion for the poor and give of their wealth to them. That it will be "easier for a camel to fit through the eye of a needle" than for a rich man to enter the Divine Kingdom. In his days, Jesus criticized the Pharisees, that is the religious hypocrites, for preaching a seemingly good sermon and acting holier-than-thou while living lives of sin and dissipation. If Jesus was around today, he would be similarly attacking those religious and political hypocrites of the right wing as their conduct is today the same as that of their predecessors in New Testament times.
Case in point: look at how the right wingers attacked the Pope for his kind words just a few days ago. I would venture to guess that if the Pope, or if Jesus for that matter, walked around without protection, these right wingers would physically attack both of them thereby guaranteeing eternal perdition for their endless sins.
Society's many problems can be corrected. Using the model taught by Jesus and by the Pope will go a long way towards solving much of those problems. Using the antichrist "trickle down" nonsense spewed by Reagan and Ayn Rand (who called Jesus a fraud) aggravates society's problems. When society finally awakens to the fraudulence of these right wingers then society will evolve into a better one for all.
December 16, 2013 at 8:06 p.m.
Fox network liars exposed again:
"Inside the Fox News lie machine: I fact-checked Sean Hannity on Obamacare
UPDATE I re-reported a Fox News segment on Obamacare -- it was appallingly easy to see how it misleads the audience "
As always, not one word of truth from those liars and haters.
There are many dozens of links to others such exposes.
December 16, 2013 at 7:54 p.m.
Ironically, that rally took place in the neighborhood where I grew up.
Those same protestors objected to police profiling and stop-and-frisk of black youths which is viewed as violence against blacks by community activists. That part did not get media attention.
There is no question that violence, whether by teens or by police, takes place in our society. But the idea that "knockouts" is a racialist trend, like "Wilding" 20 years ago, has been discredited as these are not racial attacks but random street crimes. That was the point made in my three links above as media lies increase the harm and were not retracted when found to be false.
As for Fox and swastika, it is quite apropos. By contrast, under Obama corporations have enjoyed their highest profits since the year 1900 which belies the myth that he is a socialist. Do a Google search of you don't believe it.
By the way, neither is the Pope a "Marxist" as some right wing delusionals believe. ;)
December 15, 2013 at 11:43 a.m.
Pope answers those critics who called him a "Marxist":
"Defending his criticism of the "trickle-down" theory of economics, he added: "There was the promise that once the glass had become full it would overflow and the poor would benefit. But what happens is that when it's full to the brim, the glass magically grows, and thus nothing ever comes out for the poor ... I repeat: I did not talk as a specialist but according to the social doctrine of the church. And this does not mean being a Marxist."
In the 95-minute interview, conducted last Tuesday by the newspaper's Vatican correspondent, Andrea Tornielli, but published on Sunday, Francis touched on many of the issues that have dominated his first nine months as head of the Catholic church, such as the suffering of the poor and his reform agenda."
Right wingers on this forum believe that such thoughts constitute communism and radical leftism. Obviously none of them have ever read the Bible and know nothing of true Christianity. The Bible calls such people antichrists and warns of eternal perdition that will happen to people like them.
December 15, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.