Park Ranger in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, recently injured in an MVA and without health insurance, requests audience with a top dog.
Ok, me and 300 million other Americans. But with President Obama and friends being so much more people-friendly than those of the past, with him doing a tour of national parks and with health care being such the hot topic right now, I suppose I had to try, right?
Long story short: I am horribly poor, quasi-homeless and have been in… Continue
Added by Jo Jerome on August 15, 2009 at 2:29pm —
Lately it's hard to turn on the news and not see something about someone named Gates.
Maybe it's just me, or maybe it's the gazillions of years he's spent in the limelight, but if I just hear a casual reference to a member of the Gates clan I naturally assume...
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Added by Kelley Clark on July 31, 2009 at 10:30am —
If you've been living under a rock since the 2008 Presidential Election, you may need the following information.
In the United States we have a stupid, fucking, unjustified Constitutional stipulation that dictates that only US Citizens who are citizens by birth are eligible for the office of the President. Whether not you agree with it, it is the law.
Now, since Barack Obama has become the President there are those who still cannot come to terms with election and have… Continue
Added by Louis on July 20, 2009 at 10:00pm —
From http://tinyurl.com/l5kwpj Here is what I wrote though:
Have you ever had the pleasure to observe someone incredibly competent, thoughtful, skillful, and a leader in their field perform a job (such as brain surgery)? And then some fucking retard who hasn't the foggiest clue how to do this job criticizes ("What I'd do is cut right through that there Medulla Oblangata...")? Watching the way the Republicans are criticizing President Obama over his reaction to the Iranian Election… Continue
Added by Larian LeQuella on June 22, 2009 at 10:30am —
January 20, 2009. Like many people in America, if not most of them, and along with people around the world, I watched as Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. Yes, he did add “so help me God” at the end of Chief Justice Roberts’ fumbled prodding, but he made up for this just a few minutes later. Listening to his inauguration speech as I was writing, did I heard him say “and nonbelievers”?
Did I hear right? After I did a double-take and nearly twisted… Continue
Added by Tom Melchiorre on June 11, 2009 at 5:00pm —
AMMO IS IN SHORT SUPPLY.....BUT NOT SHOT GUN SHELLS! praise the Lord and pass the ammunition..
Ok so there is this "rumor" that Obama is gonna take all the guns away. Now this guy has even said it, and yes it is on tape that he had no intentions what so ever about taking anyones guns away.
Well the myth is out there. And boy have the "yahoo's" fallen for it . Try going to the local sporting good store and check out the guns and… Continue
Added by Rick on May 16, 2009 at 4:00am —
Added by mrmister on April 7, 2009 at 12:48am —
I often judge a book by how much it makes me think and reflect. Frank Schaeffer's, Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back - certainly passed that test. The outdoors, mountains, adventures with firecrackers, hunting, hiking and, of course religion, all were a big part of my childhood and relationship with my father as it was for Frank. Some other similarities struck me as well. As the oldest, my mother… Continue
Added by Darrel Ray on April 2, 2009 at 10:20am —
I've been anticipating this for awhile now. It seems that the Pesident plans to keep his promises, but this is one promise we can't afford to let him keep, not without a fight. We need compassion not religion to help the needy. We recieved the following email from the FFRF earlier today. :
FFRF ACTION ALERT! URGENT!
We Need Your Help! Protest Faith-based Offices!
Dear FFRF Member:
The White House needs to hears an immediate outcry over last week's announcement… Continue
Added by Creature on February 10, 2009 at 1:37am —
I remember when the GOP suddenly metastasized all over the House and Senate in 1994 they were happy to say, "We're in charge, now," when asked if they would encourage input from Congressional Democrats. Then W attained - to be precise I avoid the term "won" - the Presidency only after the closest vote for the office in recent memory, followed by a stopped recount and Supreme Court-facilitated coup. His inaugural motorcade passed throngs of people protesting the seizure of their nation's highest… Continue
Added by Planetologist on January 24, 2009 at 10:02am —
The National Research Council has advised the incoming Obama administration to streamline our export and visa controls on the flow of science and scientists in and out of the US. From this Reuters article
"Our visa controls have made it more difficult or less attractive for talented foreign professionals to come and learn what is great about this country, or to stay and help grow the American economy," the… Continue
Added by Planetologist on January 9, 2009 at 4:41pm —
Good for you, America! I was so happy that americans (at least the majority of voters) voted in Obama as the newest president of the US. Way to go, congrats on making the right choice!
Added by Natalie on November 5, 2008 at 9:00pm —
I know, I know... i skipped the 'indivisible' bit, but I think it's pretty clear this country can be divided. Especially on grounds of race and religion here in good old Ala-damn-bama. Anyway, I sent out an e-mail to a few members of my family today I was so giddy about Obama's nomination. I guess you could say I am tickled pink! (<-- I can get away with this phrase, I'm from the South ;P )
Yes WE did! I am proud of my country for the first time in my adult life, and glad that… Continue
Added by Emily on November 5, 2008 at 3:44pm —
I firmly believe that the Black panther ,although these men were dressed up in the Black Panther's attire, did not sent this two over zealous individual to stand outside the poling station. On the other hand, one of the individual was a legal pol watcher. The fact remains, a night stick is a weapon, and standing in front of a poling station armed with a night stick is a extremely intimidating site for anyone. However, I firmly believe that the Black Panther's party had nothing to do with this… Continue
Added by THE GRENADIAN FREETHINKER on November 5, 2008 at 10:00am —
More reason to get rid of religion:
I have always been amazed listening to right wing's conservative Christians accusing people ,like Barack Obama, for example, who have pledged their life into helping better the lives of economic stricken working people as socialist and communist. Yet, these same right wing's conservative Christians put their faith and hopes in going to a place that is undeniable the ultimate welfare state ,called heaven, controlled by a communist… Continue
Added by THE GRENADIAN FREETHINKER on November 1, 2008 at 6:00pm —
Obama's got this election wrapped up now.
He could spend the rest of this campaign just sitting at his breakfast table, sipping a cup of coffee, and posting clips about his plans for our nation on YouTube for all I care; he's the man!
Added by HotMess on September 26, 2008 at 12:13pm —
How should a non-theist who values the separation of state vote in 2008? The quick answer, "against Sara Palin" may be too simple minded. Remember Penn Gillette's' warning that the lesser of two evils is still evil. Election 2008 presents a terrible dilemma. I don't have a clue as to what Atheists should do come Election Day 2008.
This is a year when no Atheist should feel entirely at ease in casting their vote. Any way I look at it, I will either feel guilty for what I "supported"… Continue
Added by Russ on September 8, 2008 at 5:09pm —
Although I'm certain that I will be far from the only one to draw the parallel, let me be the first one to note it here.
Hillary had her "3 AM Phone Call" ad, where she awoke to answer a crisis phone call. Now some of us know how Hillary would have felt, particularly if the call were not a true crisis. Barack Obama has just PLACED a 3 AM phone call to those whom he can least afford to offend by an early… Continue
Added by NH Baritone on August 23, 2008 at 4:00am —
"Seventy-five-thousand people at an outdoor sports palace, well, that's something the Fuehrer would have done"
Courtesy of none other then Ben Stein. Who else could say something so earth-shatteringly moronic?
How about CNN's Glenn Beck? In conversation with Stein:
"I've been -- I've been saying that we're headed towards a Mussolini-style presidency forever"…
Added by Hessenroots on July 26, 2008 at 8:30am —