Monday, February 15, 2010

Blog sprinkles


Welcome in the Year of the Tiger! Cautiously...

Tengrain of Mock, Paper, Scissors remembers Presidents' Day.
Why words matter. (And why education matters... and why stupid people can be so easily manipulated....)
Speaking of manipulation, Wall Street is using reverse psychology and pretending to WANT regulation! So you will think voting against regulation will hurt the evil banksters! Which is what they want! Oh them cleverish evil doers!
That's why we need a Robin Hood Tax! (video is good, too.)
Maybe losing their source for caffeine will finally wake up the climate change deniers.
It's clear the next logical step is to WiFi the ENTIRE WORLD!!
The banksters have really gotten out of hand. Bank forecloses on house that was paid for. With cash.
Rachel Maddow holds her own and hits Republican Rep. Schock with the truth. Very satisfying.
One way to deal with state debt? Cancel 12th grade!


Dusty Crickets said...

A conservative's take on Bible verse from the NYT magazine article ....

"... Barton has written and lectured on the First Amendment and against separation of church and state. He is a controversial figure who has argued that the U.S. income tax and the capital-gains tax should be abolished because they violate Scripture (for the Bible says, in Barton’s reading, “the more profit you make the more you are rewarded”) ...."

And now a liberal take on Bible verse from Sobeale's friend pastor Bob...

"...Next came the matter of debt, and here the rule was very simple: All debts were to be forgiven every seven years. Period. ...Now, along with requiring all creditors to release the obligations of all debtors once every seven years, without exception, the biblical law also expressly prohibited the accumulation of extreme wealth: “Woe to those who add house to house, and field to field!” Christian America, are you listening? To implement this, there was a provision that once every fifty years (seven periods of seven) any family who had sold their own homestead to pay off debts would have that property returned to them, free and clear. This was expressly to prevent the accumulation of wealth by some at the cost of the permanent impoverishment of others."

And straight from Jesus...

"Freely you have received, freely give."

"Sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven; then come and follow me."

"You will always have the poor with you, and you can help them any time you want to."

[on whether to pay taxes to an unjust, unrepresentative, oppressive government]" Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar; and to God what belongs to God."

It's too bad there aren't more Christians like pastor Bob......also...checked out Steve's blog...some nice work over there.

ellroon said...

Steve's a good guy.

And thanks, Dusty for an amazing comment. You've just put many Christianists into a tailspin. To them, God's love is only for them and not for the lazy poor. Enrichment for one's self is deserved and taxes to help the community is a sin.

Jesus would not recognize these people.