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The Inevitability Of Romney

By The Reverend Published: February 29, 2012

Romney beat back Crusader Rick last night in the Michigan primaries, winning by 3.2% over the right's religious entry. Romney also won by a wide margin down in the dysfunctional state of Arizona. Super Tuesday, March 6th, will cement the nomination for Mitt....and then the real fun starts.

Fun....like this...

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Nucking Futs

By The Reverend Published: February 28, 2012

Refreshing news.

In a recent poll, Rush Limbaugh was chosen as the most hated "news" personality.

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Quagmire

By The Reverend Published: February 27, 2012

Those wild and crazy Afghan Muslims are in the news again. It seems as if U.S. actions resulting in the incineration of entire Afghan wedding parties, innocent Afghan women and children, and the Muslim Magic Book, the Koran,.....for ten continuous years.....is not fully appreciated by Afghanis. Unlike their American counterparts, Afghanis are so sensitive.

The latest U.S. propaganda on Afghan protests focuses on the latest round of U.S. personnel burning Korans. President Obama has apologized to the Afghanis for the latest Koran burnings.....something the GOP winger-right presidential contender, Rick Santorum, would never do.

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Evil In High Places

By The Reverend Published: February 26, 2012

The largest Christian church in the world is the Roman Catholic Church. The organization has 1.2 billion members worldwide, 74 million in the U.S., or 24% of the U.S. population. Net worth is virtually incalculable. Search as I may, I couldn't find any reliable yearly income or net worth numbers for the single largest, religious institution in the world.

In the U.S., the 2001 annual revenue for the Catholic Church was estimated at $102 billion.

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Big Bags Of Free Speech

By The Reverend Published: February 24, 2012

Computer problems and a storm brewing this morning. Not a good start to a Friday.

Take a deep and long breath of our newly found freedom....

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Confused Liars

By The Reverend Published: February 23, 2012

Could It Be.....Satan?

By The Reverend Published: February 22, 2012

I had not realized how big of a role god would play this election year.

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Jumping Jacked Gas

By The Reverend Published: February 21, 2012

If you listen to conservative messaging, Barack Obama has singlehandedly stopped oil drilling and oil production in the United States. Seriously...if you imbibe Rush, Sean, Bill-o, or any of the other rightwing welfare-media sources...you would think that as soon as Obama raised his right hand to take the inaugural oath....all oil rigs within U.S. jurisdiction were shut down. Listening to the daily liars of the right....that's what you would conclude.

Even though none of it is factual....with gasoline prices on the verge of posting new highs.....deceptive Republican candidates, and their cheerleaders, are taking the opportunity to blame and bash the Dark Knight. The economy is improving, employment is slowly improving, and Bin Laden is still dead....banning condoms and the pill doesn't seem to be, you know, catching on.....so Republican candidates have been scrambling for something, anything.....with which to blame the Democratic president.

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"Secular Theology" Oxymoron

By The Reverend Published: February 20, 2012

I always get a kick out of politicians who quickly flee to religion to "prove" their ideological correctness.

The GOP presidential frontrunner, Rick Santorum, rushed to hide behind the skirts of his "mommy" religion over the weekend.

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Penetrating Punishment

By The Reverend Published: February 17, 2012

Imagine that you are a male citizen of the state of Virginia. A male citizen seeking help for a prostate problem. You are experiencing more and more difficulty arriving at, and maintaining, an erection....and so you go to see your family doctor in Virginia.

Your doctor tells you that he can prescribe Viagra for you. But before your doctor can prescribe Viagra, he tells you that you must undergo a rectal probe. There's no scientific or medical reason for the rectal probe, he tells you.....but elected officials in Virginia have made it a state law for all males requesting Viagra to first undergo a rectal probe and then wait a week before the doctor can legally prescribe Viagra for you. There are no exceptions.

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Absolutely Separate

By The Reverend Published: February 16, 2012

In 1960 I was 11 years old and a fan of Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris.....had both players Topps baseball cards...still do. In 1960, John Kennedy was about to be elected president. Kennedy became America's first president who happened to also be a Catholic. Biased Protestant voters of the period had to be reassured that JFK would not simply be a puppet of the Vatican, as Protestant critics suggested he would be if elected.

Kennedy spoke in Houston on Sept. 12, 1960. Here is part of what he said.....

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Extremists

By The Reverend Published: February 15, 2012

From a Rasmussen poll released last Sunday.....

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Things We Do Not Speak Of

By The Reverend Published: February 14, 2012

Incoherent Posturing On Contraception

By The Reverend Published: February 13, 2012

As I understand the Obama White House contraception "compromise", Catholic employers would pay for health insurance for employees, insurance which covers contraception without a co-pay, but wouldn't have to deal with any contraception paperwork directly. Instead, the insurance company providing the healthcare payments to medical providers for employees, would deal directly with employees who need contraception.

Because the dispute over contraception availability in ObamaCare has nothing to do with the 1st amendment, "conscience" provisions, or forcing religionists to buy or use contraception.....Obama didn't really offer a "compromise".....because one was not needed. Obama simply adjusted the paper trail, so certain Catholic Bishops wouldn't, you know, feel dirty about what Catholic employers have already been doing for years.

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Defaulting To Culture War

By The Reverend Published: February 10, 2012

I sympathize, somewhat, with the frustration of conservatives going into this fall's general election.

Really, I do.

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Religion Deserves No Deference

By The Reverend Published: February 9, 2012

Deference: "respectful submission or yielding to the judgment, opinion, will, etc. of another"

As I read this yesterday, I was reminded of the misplaced deference still paid to religious leaders by Americans and American Leaders at the beginning of the 21st century.

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Primary Mess

By The Reverend Published: February 8, 2012

I had some concerns for Rick Santorum before last night's three GOP primary results came in. My concern for the theo-connic candidate was that he would not get his turn driving the Clown Car this election season. Even though Santorum actually beat Mitt Romney in the first caucus in Iowa....the vote count was so tight that Serious Political and Media Experts simply mentally chalked up Iowa as a Romney win....assuring that the Clown Car keys would not be handed over to Santorum.

But now....thank you Jesus....after Rick Santorum won all three state's primaries/caucuses/beauty pageants last night.....the ex-Pennsylvania senator will don his rubber nose and curly red wig, dab on a bit of makeup, put on his big floppy shoes....grab the Clown Car keys away from the Mittster, and take the GOP-mobile out for a spin. Good on Rick. Theo-cons can drive Clown Cars too. So there.

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Violated Consciences

By The Reverend Published: February 6, 2012

It seems as if the American Catholic Bishops are oh-so-upset with President Obama's decision to mandate all employers to cover contraception in all health plans, even those provided by religious institutions to employees.

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Poor Mitt

By The Reverend Published: February 3, 2012

If Newt Gingrich has made himself famous through oratorical bomb-throwing...and he has....then Mitt Romney has become famous for his willingness to take both sides of any issue.

Romney said this January 22nd...

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Enthusiasm Gap This

By The Reverend Published: February 2, 2012

Misleading Us Into War....The Sequel

By The Reverend Published: February 1, 2012

In 2002 when neo-cons within the U.S. military and inside the Bush White House worked hard to deceive Congress and the American people into cheering for an unprovoked attack against the non-threatening nation of Iraq, steady and repetitive neo-connish messaging cleared the pathway to aggressive war.

Not only was Saddam Hussein's Iraq not a threat to the U.S. in 2002-2003....after a decade of harsh sanctions mainly affecting non-military Iraqis....but Hussein's military capabilities had never returned to pre-Iraq War I levels. The con by the...umm....neo-cons was to convince Americans who didn't know any better, and were still filled with vengeful hate from 9-11, that Iraq and Saddam Hussein were about to devastate the east coast of the U.S., as well as Israel and Europe...or all three simultaneously.

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