Saturday, May 18, 2013
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Leona…and Romney…and those in the cartoon never learned this….. FROM LUKE Chapt. 12.
15 Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” 16 And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man produced a good crop. 17 He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’ 18 “Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 19 And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.” ‘ 20 “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself ?’ 21 “This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God.”
May you GREEDY rich….read and heed !!!!!
But… but… but, I thought this was a Christian nation!
hhahahaha YEAH RIGHT ! According to the TEA bagger idiots…all the founding fathers were extreme fundamentalists Christian zealots. Maybe…maybe not; however, according to the Constitution of the United States, this is a free nation, free for choice of beliefs. Obviously the UBER rich are NOT Christian, or they wouldn’t be so damn GREEDY. I just like to expose the GOP for what it is ….and it is NOT…Christian !
I can see you were trying to avoid that issue, and the argument you make about freedoms does stand on it’s own merits. I applaud that! I just got to add that anyone who says we are a nation formed by Religious Zealots surely hasn’t read anything written by many of these men such as but not limited to Thomas Jefferson, and Ben Franklin.
Jefferson so opposed the Jesuits being allowed to bring their blood stained religious beliefs to the new country he initially opposed the idea of Freedom Of Religion, but was persuaded to compromise.
I agree with you part about the GOP being greedy, and when I see David and Charles Koch I think that maybe GOP has come to stand for Greedy Old People.
Don’t forget two things. The Koch brothers ‘old (dirty) money’ came from ‘mother Russia’ when communism was under Josef Stalin.
The ‘Koch clan’ are like the Doberman Pinscher, ‘they turn on their masters’, thus what happened when they failed to get business from their own government.
They would sell their souls to the devil for one penny and/or kill their young to survive.
No, this is not the Kingdom of God.
Jarheadgene seems to have the right idea. It becomes evident that to the Rightists (sic), that we the 98% are nothing more than expensive dollar amounts. They see many of us as liabilities that should be allowed to die, while they dine sumptuously. It seems almost unbelievable that they can be so callous due to their love of money. Indeed, even in their lust to pay zero taxes, they treasonously care nothing for the governments sustainability, and helping to diminish the deficit.
Our President, in his “do the right thing” for the 98%, might be likened to Cyrus who overthrew Babylon the same day when Belshazzar read the hand-writing on the wall – “Mene, Mene, tekel Upharsin – You are weighed in the Balances and found wanting.”
This is fitting, as we have come to the Day of Judgment, and the corrupt “works” of men are being TRIED in the Courts, the Media, and Public Opinion. No longer for the Mighty (Wealthy) to be RIGHT, but for what is RIGHT to be mighty!
Leona-Helmsley? They are reading from the WRONG Book!!!
these guy don’t care or worry about pain in death just pleasure in life. i wonder why a just God stands by as many suffer on earth promising rewards later in heaven. should we (in His eyes) crave death (and it’s rewards) as a release from this veil of tears.
Small nat’l debt is necessary for the bond market, but 87 trillion in unfunded liabilities is 86 too many, as it forecloses vital repair of subtilities like roads, bridges, sewers, etc
Helps to remember that half of that is money the government owes itaelf. Most especially the Social Security fund!
The Righties believe that only the helpless little people should pay taxes, after all they think that they built it all by themselves!
Let’s keep in mind that what we were taught as children wasnt exactly correct/true. Christians did’nt decide to leave England on their own because of “Religious Persecution”. They were forced out because of extremist, fundamentalist behaviors and actions. How absolutely evil and f_cked up do you have to be to get kicked out of the English empire? Remember, England was the country that that tried to take over every new land/nation it came across. They were as bad as the Spanish conquistadors and friars,….if not worse. And the Christians were kicked out of that nation for being too ridiculous!! Now there is noone to protect the rest of us from the Christians and the Republicons and there is no where we can run to. They wont even adhere to their own Constitution they drafted.
My Puritan ancestors left because of the Dragon persecution by the evil of the English Empire of the 1600′s. They weren’t religious extremists, they just wanted to worship the God of the Bible in freedom from the overbearing kingship of that day.
Hmmm…any parallel to our day?
We all need to get a grip and understand what the PRESENT Republican leadership and most of their minions are trying to accomplish. It is called ‘know your enemy’. This is not about the rich vs. everyone else. This is about IDEOLOGY. The IDEOLOGIES are, in their extremes: the ‘extreme left’ consisting of socialism where government is all about control of all resources and the common good for all, the ‘extreme right’ envisions an unfetted (NO regulations to encumber ANY businesses) free market system and the survival of the fittest is their human philosophy. As we all know, Democrats are on the left side and Republicans are on the right. Today we have a Republican party and its’ RABID followers convinced, more than ever, that they are a threatened species. They have seen the tide of progressivism, both social and fiscal, that they call liberalism and have relentlessly demonized the term, sweeping over the land. They are petrified that if they don’t do something radical to stem the tide, they are doomed. They are being led by a group of OVERPAID blowhards on TV and radio and highly paid (by the rich) politicians, convincing them that NOW is the time to turn the tide DRAMATICALLY in their favor. IF they can continue to press their ‘the rich are the job creators’ mantra they see THE opportunity to stem the progressive tide. THAT is why they are so unbending. Forget Grover Nordquist and his paper mache signed agreements. The right is convinced that this is a SURVIVAL issue and THAT is why they will not go quietly in the night. The proof is in the way they have so agressively given tax breaks to the wealthy over the last few Republican lead administrations. THEY have been the primary cause of the National Debt via Reagan, Bush I and Bush II. THEY KNEW that they would create an steadily increasing astronomical National Debt. By doing so, they have now put the onus on the Democrats to cut back on vital social programs and have been lobbying heavily for the so called ‘entitlement’ programs to be privatized. If that happens, VOILA, smaller government, many of the government programs privatized and THEY make more money investing their trillions in private money to make them even richer. I think that adequately describes the often used term GREED to them as their REAL MANTRA. HOWEVER, lets’ not fool ourselves, we NEED the investors of all types so demonizing them will have its’ major pitfalls if we are not careful.
Be that as it may, we do NOT want either extremes so it is incumbant on us to hold the line on critical social and entitlement programs and ‘raise the revenue river’ by creating jobs. The NUMBER TWO job of the right is to PREVENT jobs from happening until they achieve their ideological objective of ‘protecting the job creators’ via NO tax rate increases on the ‘CASH COW’ SUPER RICH. The President UNDERSTANDS this and THAT is why he is doing what he is doing on the FISCAL CLIFF program. He understands the criticsal importance of not only stopping this tide in its’ tracks but REASONABLY reversing it to the benefit of almost all of us. THIS is the reason why the President is being vilified, demonized, etc. He GETS IT and they are in a tither. He beat them at their own game of going negative to win the Presidency and he is going to beat them again on this front. Once this happens be prepared for a backlash from the so-clled REAL AMERICANS that will be unprecidented in our time BUT, the tide of REASONABLE PROGRESSIVE pograms will win the future (that is until the next devious Republican battle plan is created).
The truth about these myths. The Neoclowns raise havoc with these charges trying to make the Democrats defend bull crap. It ties them up with the press playing along. So what happens??? The Democrats become as productive as the Republicans until, and that is a hearty UNTIL, as this report expresses the doors open up to the sins of the past. My honest opinion is that President Obama made a promise to President GW Bush to leave well enough alone. Bush has stood aside and very rarely played the politician. President Obama has shown so much class in keeping him and especially Dick Cheney out of jail and this is how the Neocons show their arrogance and ignorance. You gotta be kidding. They are allowing the man they used to call boss to be a guinea pig and possibly face mass destruction of his name and career so they can gain what??? Tax relief for the wealthy. Sick crap people. Where is their loyalty? Oh that’s right it’s in their wallets.
Keeping war criminals out of jail shows “class”? Well, yes, I guess that’s why we have a “class war” in this country.
When Paul Ryan stated that he was renouncing the philosophy of Ayn Rand and then stated that his philosophy now is more aligned to that of St. Thomas Aquinas. Who knew that Mr. Ryan supported social collectivism; it was St. Thomas Aquinas who wrote “Whatever a man has in superabundance is owed, of natural right, to the poor for their sustenance”. No, I think that Mr. Ryan and most of the GOP still perpetuate the philosophy of Ayn Rand no matter how much they like to wave the bible around as if they really believed the new testaments philosophy.
Great cartoon! It says exactly what it meant to say.
And now…. the REAL Cartoon of the Day!
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Have a nice day!
“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.” ― Alexis de Tocqueville
I thought your head exploded? I was right, it did explode and what is coming out of your brain is exploded brains. You are a loser. How does it feel to be a loser, loser?
I like the USA Today cartoon better. In that one, Boehner is standing on the precipice. In panel one Obama is saying, “All along I’ve called for compromise and a balanced approach.” In panel two. Boehner is standing on a crumbling precipice and Obama is holding out a large beach ball and is saying to Boehner, ” . . . so place this on your nose and bark like a seal for me!”
Have a great day!
When are you goin to stop listening to Hannity? He is such a shmuck.
Why pay any attention to Bozo the Idiot, all he does is copy and paste some quote whether or not it applies to the cartoon of the day. He has no point of view that he can express in writing. Also you have to take action to see his cartoon, why waste your time with him.
Truth hurts and the GOP is willing to hurt us.
Prefer King James, but your view is shared a fortiori by us atheists…
There is NO ONE more contemptible than a person who denies his/her own beginnings!
Your right. That’s one reason Omuslim is SO contempible!!
Where’s Grover Norquist? Oh! That’s right he’s the ‘field mouse’.
Omuslim is a burnt cottonball
Rush is ALWAYS right!! He should be President, this country would be in MUCH better shape than it’s in now. See what we’re like in a couple more years of Omuslim!!
Mitch McConnell is a liar and a Chinese Communist. Rush Limbaugh is a fat, drug addicted Nazi who needs to go to hell. Enough said.
Rush Limbaugh is once again in the national media spotlight, this time for saying, among other things, that he hopes Obama and his economic program will fail. What other incendiary comments has Limbaugh made about the president?
“Now, I’m not saying that Barack Obama’s a Muslim. But I do think he masterminded the 2004 Madrid terror attacks.”
“America should be terrified of Barack Obama’s skin color—whoops, I mean socialist agenda.”
“The president’s so-called energy plan is nothing more than a carefully crafted initiative that clearly reflects his thoughtfulness and high level of education.”
“What is it with these black presidents, anyhow?”
“Rahm Emanuel had my keys stolen. I swear, they were right here this morning.”
“Each night I pray that a released Gitmo inmate will kill thousands of Americans in a bloody massacre, just to teach Obama a lesson.”
“If I saw Barack Obama’s children walking down the street, I would hide behind a mailbox or a tree or something and then jump out and scare them.”
“I wouldn’t advocate overthrowing the government, but I would certainly not object if some of my dumber listeners picked up arms and stormed the Capitol.”
“Let me make this absolutely clear: Obama! Taxes! Abortion! President! Hussein! Socialist!”
Listen to National Memo Editor-in-Chief Joe Conason interview influential Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR).
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