Another GREAT post by Margaret & Helen!
Margaret, I don’t suffer fools gladly. Nor do I gladly suffer today’s Conservative Christian Republicans. And now that I’ve read those first two lines, I realize I’m being repetitive.
To be clear there are some of each I can tolerate and some I even love. Not all conservatives are racists, but many are without even knowing it. Not all Christians are hypocrites and I would venture to say most aren’t. And not all Republicans are asshats although I’m beginning to think most are. But every Conservative Christian Republican I have met has very definitely been a racist, hypocritical asshat. Every. Single. One. By definition.
By definition a conservative is a person who is averse to change and holds to traditional values and attitudes. The problem with that is traditionally we have created a country that values some and discriminates against others. America has a real problem with racism and other-ism…
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LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS
If you have not yet realized that the Christmas story is a story of liberation from oppression, it is time to realize that. I like to dust off the patriarchy and mysogyny of scriptural writers to find the beautiful wisdom within the stories. Here is my daily devotional for the first week of Advent, the week of Hope. May our ever-birthing Goddess guide you to recognize and birth Hope, with all Creation. As the sky turns dark, may our candles shine ever brighter, together.
Feminist Advent Devotional, Day 1:
Isaiah 2:1-5, revised
The word that Isaiah, daughter of Amoz, saw concerning the kindred of faithful seekers.
In days to come the mountain of Peace shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be raised above the hills; all Creation shall stream to it.
Many peoples shall come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain…
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Do I EVER agree! Stop asking “How are we going to pay for it?” & just do it already! Nobody cared how we were going to pay for 18+ years of war. Nobody cared about how we were going to pay for tax breaks for the richest of the rich. But when it comes to healthcare for the PEOPLE … for anything that HELPS THE PEOPLE … it’s HELL NO, WE CAN’T AFFORD IT.
Tired of all of this. Just DO IT already. Give the people WHAT THEY WANT. & Stop telling us we don’t want it cuz we can’t afford it.
…do they violate PAYGO spending caps? The obsession with deficits by our radical centrist political press corps and by too much of the Democratic Party is going to get us all killed. Or at least very miserable (boldface mine):
When they are inevitably asked by a moderator from MSNBC or the Washington Post how they plan to “pay for” one of their signature proposals — whether it is Medicare for All (Elizabeth Warren), a Green New Deal (Bernie Sanders), baby bonds (Cory Booker), middle-class tax cuts (Kamala Harris), or a universal basic income (Andrew Yang) — they should respond with one word: Mexico.
Mexico, they should say, with the straightest of straight faces, will pay for it.
Yes, that line would get a big laugh from the crowd in the hall. It would go viral online. It would endear the…
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For years I have been interested in the Mafia. It’s why the Godfather (one and two, not three) and Goodfellas are three of my favorite movies. I think my real fascination with the Mafia and why I watch those movies and read books about the La Cosa Nostra has less to do with the violence and more to do with the historical and political context of the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’. I am a history buff and the twist and turns that play out in these stories is always set against a backdrop of what was happening in American at that particular time.
But this fascination or interest has also provided me with a little knowledge about the Mafia. It might come in handy during a trivia board game or for an episode of Jeopardy but otherwise it is pretty useless information. Until Trump was elected president.
Mafia families are…
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Obama and Hillary Clinton really out there tryna put their thumbs on the scale and front for conservative Democrats in the primaries. (SMH, I’m disappointed, but not surprised). Corporate Dems really trying to turn, “change is too hard and unrealistic” into a policy platform.
The truth is, we’ve gone too far right. But centrists will always kick left and compromise with the right. We need some FDR type Democrats who aren’t constantly chasing after Republican voters.
I much prefer that message as opposed to the, “don’t rock the boat, don’t upset the status quo” advice that Reagan/Clinton Democrats are shoveling.