Tuesday, April 22, 2014

GOP Candidate Says Christians Must Pull Their Kids Out Of 'Godless' Public Schools

"A South Carolina candidate for lieutenant governor thinks Christian parents should pull their children out of the 'godless' and 'pagan' public school system." [I dare say that Christianity could not have ever existed had it not been for the Christianity founders borrowing rather heavily from "Paganism." Christianity is black-marked with hypocrisy from its very inception and continues to wear that crown today.-- ABratt]  

Addressing a crowd at an April 12 rally in Charleston, Republican E. Ray Moore said Christians currently face a culture war caused by the non-religious teachings of public schools.

Mississippi Anti-Abortion Law Has Nothing To Do With Women’s Health

"On April 28th, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear a case that could determine the future of legal abortion in Mississippi. At issue is a bill that requires doctors at Jackson Women's Health Organization (JWHO), the state's sole abortion clinic, to have admitting privileges at an area hospital."

My favorite comments: 

(1) "First, let's be honest here. Mississippi will NEVER EVER be an abortion-free state That is a totally phony premise. It may be free of safe and legal abortion, but it surely won't be abortion-free [...]

Second, I think back to the 1980s when Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson and the rest of the monied faux religious men were in our faces about this and other issues. My mother, brilliant woman that she is, told me in one sentence all you need to know about the anti-abortion cause. No matter the words coming from their mouths, what they are saying is, "You're a bad bad bad girl!!" That's it. Simple as that. You're a bad girl for having sex. You're a bad girl for thinking it's not the best time/place for you to be a mother, etc, etc. Bottom line is, you're just bad. You're a girl. That's bad."

"Women don't happily trot on down to the abortion clinic on a whim. It's a devastating decision. It's miserable. Then, we somehow have accepted the shaming factor where we keep it a secret. No one can know how bad we were. No one can know how we wrestled with this decision and did what we thought best for the future child and its mother. Once again, we're just bad bad bad girls."

"One only need look at who sponsors these laws to see the true agenda. There are always radical christian fundamentalists [aka, In Mississippi, they go by the Name: "American Family Association" ]      who have a certain view about the role of women. They can't [according to the way Congress is presently structured] go for the big prize, which would be to completely outlaw all abortion, so they nibble around the edges." 

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Cottonmouth: Mississippians Have Health Insurance; Republicans Upset

Republicans Claim They Want To Repeal Obama Care!

"...Thousands of Mississippians now have private health insurance plans - including yours truly - and our state's Republican leaders still think this is a bad idea. Take, for instance, career-long government employee and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Tupelo Miss): 

“This is yet another desperate attempt by the administration to persuade young people to enroll in the president’s unaffordable, unworkable, and unpopular policy,” Wicker said in a statement. “Rather than spending an inordinate amount of time and taxpayer dollars to roll out celebrity endorsements and slick advertisements, the president should work with Republicans to find real market-driven solutions to America’s health care crisis.”-- Cotton Mouth Blog.Mississippi

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Cottonmouth: Mississippians Have Health Insurance: Republicans Upset

Submitted by: Al Bratton, ABratts Liberal Tupelo MS Blog 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Why Women Use Birth Control | The Nation

Why Women Use Birth Control | The Nation

Democrats Relish The Chance To Attack Republicans Over Austere Budget

"Austerity Will Never Lead To Prosperity"--Chi Man Sam April, 11, 2014.
WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. Congress can hardly contain their glee over the latest Republican budget plan, even though they loathe the details of the blueprint that would cut programs for the poor and funding of medical research.
Democrats view the document as a potent weapon in the November congressional elections and are betting that its emphasis on austerity and cuts to popular programs such as Medicare will provoke a backlash against Republicans.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

House Passes GOP Budget

House Passes GOP Budget

"WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a GOP budget blueprint that promises a balanced federal ledger in 10 years through sweeping cuts across the federal budget and eliminating health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act."

My favorite reader comment from the above article:

"Republicans once again take from the poor and give it to the rich in Ryan's budget.  I think that is a Reverse Robin Hood philosophy.
In America today, 6 in 10 Adults go to bed hungry at night and 4 in 10 Children go to bed hungry.  Yet Republicans want to cut food stamps which would only make these numbers increase, not decrease.
Ryan's budget will cut taxes for the very rich in this country and raise taxes on the poor in this country.  Republicans are against raising the minimum wage in this country that could help people who work 40 hours a week and still live in poverty feed their family.
Republicans want to repeal the ACA, but they want to keep the tax cuts that are in the ACA,  just take away the health coverage that 10 million Americans are now enrolled in.
Jesus tells us to feed the hungry and care for the sick.  He tells us what we do to the least among us, we do to Him.  But Republicans have undoubtedly skipped Matthew 25 while they were thumping their Bibles.
Our church has a backpack program where we fill backpacks with food for children that are on reduced or free lunches at school so that they can have food on the weekends.  But we're just one church in one city in one state.  
It breaks my heart to think that Magnolia eats better than some children in this country and that Republicans pass a bill like this."

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Mormon Leader Outlines Opposition To Gay Marriage

I'm inclined to believe that the word "Hypocrite" originated with the Prophet J. Smith and his Mormon Religion! "Apes Created Man, Man Created God." Man created the "Mormon Cult." Polygamy was included and accepted in the Mormon Church, the Christian Bible. Leave Gay people alone!!--ABratt

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Mormon Leader Outlines Opposition To Gay Marriage

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Archbishop Of Canterbury Justin Welby Suggests African Christians Will Be Killed If Church Accepts Gay Marriage

I'm even more inclined to believe: Apes Created Man, Man Created God.
My 2nd submission of this comment for HP moderators to hide from public view. Another form of denial of my Free Speech Rights. More later!--ABratt
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Archbishop Of Canterbury Justin Welby Suggests African Christians Will Be Killed If Church Accepts Gay Marriage

Friday, April 4, 2014

Honey Maid Releases 'Love' In Response To Anti-Gay Commercial Backlash (VIDEO)

Honey Maid Releases 'Love' In Response To Anti-Gay Commercial Backlash (VIDEO)

My favorite comment from this article--Al Bratton

"I watched this earlier today. Makes me want to go out and buy a case of honey maid products. This was just stunning - a beautiful way for the company to make a point and stand up to the religious bullies like OMM and AFA."
The AFA "Dark Side" Of Tupelo, Ms, an Otherwise All American City--ABratt

The Return Of The Back-Alley Abortion

The Return Of The Back-Alley Abortion

The issue here is women reverting back to back-alley abortions that were common before Roe-Wade. Roe-wade is the LAW, abortion is Legal. And, religious fanatics and GOPER Politicians in America should leave well-enough alone.The Founding Fathers knew ahead of time that America should be under a Secular Government, not a Christian government. They had already seen the historical effects of (Christian Inquisitions). They wanted a "Secular" American Government to be the guiding-light of a Great Nation! Keep Church & State "separate" no matter what the cost for the continuation of this "secular" society! Jehovah did not create America. Man created it!