I’m writing this down so it’s dated and officially out there. Both the Republicans and Democrats really want Donald Trump to get all this attention. He’s obviously a distraction. He’s profiting by keeping his name out there and they’re profiting by not having the American public take a close look at them. Everyone will be busy paying attention to the latest dumb thing Donald Trump said and they won’t pay attention to how lousy the candidates are. He’ll back out at the last minute leaving the dumbfounded Republican voters with Jeb. I’m positive it will be Jeb vs. Hillary in 2016. The reason why there are so many Republicans running now is because they are trying to appeal to all those different groups. Republicans have Hispanics, a black guy, a woman and obviously gay Lindsey Graham just so they can point to them and say “look how diverse the Republican party is!” When we all know they aren’t. The Republicans have all those people running now simply so they can seem diverse when they aren’t. In the end, it’ll be a complete bait and switch. It’s a magic trick but instead of ogling the beautiful assistant, we’re watching an orange loudmouth with a comb-over while the people really in power pull a fast one. Also, as much as I love the idea of Bernie Sanders, I fear he too is a distraction. He’s there solely to make the American people think the Democrats are really progressive when they’re not. Bernie Sanders doesn’t stand a snowballs chance in Hell of being elected president. In the end it’s going to be the old money supporting Jeb and Hillary and they are interchangeable to me.
When I heard “Coach” Dave Daubenmire was organizing a rally at a nearby McDonald’s restaurant I couldn’t resist the urge to stop by and see what all the hubbub was. They were a dedicated bunch of about thirty loons, I’ll give ’em that because it was nasty, cold, wet and windy. What has their panties in a bunch this time is the recent appearance in central Ohio of billboards that claim “Jesus is Muslim” and “Muslims love Jesus too” sponsored by a group called “Ask a Muslim.” It’s great “Coach” Dave and his hoard are leaving gays alone for a change and going after Muslims instead. He must have learned his lesson after his homophobia backfired on him recently and decided to go after the relatively powerless Muslim minority. Atheists can get the popcorn and watch while primitive Middle Eastern religions duke it out.
Especially fun were the signs saying “REPENT AMERICA” and “COWARDLY GO FIRST!”
I couldn’t quite make out where the cowardly were going first but wondered if they meant the strip club next door.
The billboard in question is one of those that periodically flashes different signs. In between the ads for Claritin and Monster trucks is the non-offensive message that has “Coach” Dave’s Ohio Taliban up in arms.
I’m sure it’s no coincidence “Coach” Dave chose this particular billboard next to Mcdonald’s because if you’ve ever seen the guy it’s pretty clear gluttony is one of the deadly sins he supports.
She promised to give whatever she doesn’t need to charity which is very noble of her. I donated and wouldn’t mind a bit if her and her family kept every penny. The cost of higher education for her kids alone will consume most of the donations.
Here in the USA, god and country are intertwined in an often sickening manner. The Teabaggers are often a perfect example (warning, the website has really cheesy audio). The herd mentality of religion and ultra-patriotism (I think nationalism is a better word) go hand in hand. But these mindsets crush the dissenters and discourage individual thought. Atheists support the freedoms of the constitution , especially the 1st amendment which was best interpreted by founding father Thomas Jefferson as “building a wall of separation between Church & State.”
The government has successfully reduced smoking by taxing tobacco, why not do the same with religion? It would solve the deficit problem and make religion an honest player in the political arena.