All Blog Posts Tagged 'government' (24)

What's a black president to do??

First off I'm not a blogger but I have a question/statement that doesn't seem to go anyplace else.          

  Am I the only one who thinks the president has given in to the repubicans enough?  This last go around about death benefits for veterans families.  I can see where the families need the money.  I would certainly fall into that category.  But....if Obama gives in here isn't he just setting himself up for more piecemeal,paying out to progams of the republicans choosing?  And…

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Added by k.h. ky on October 9, 2013 at 4:25pm — 18 Comments

It's quite simple in regards to Romney's past. (Hid from Vietnam w/Mormon mission in France!?)

Ah the old smoke and mirrors through faith-fronting-corporate offshore stuff has never been so clear aye?

Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on June 16, 2012 at 3:42pm — No Comments

How do you feel about today's state of the government and the politics that run it?

I feel disgusted. You probably do too.

I watched this week's episode of Bill Moyers and Company with their guest, Marty Kaplan (found here: http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-big-money-big-media-big-trouble/).

In it, Marty Kaplan said; "People say they know it's a con, just as they say that they are not being swayed by the ads for products that they see on television. If…

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Added by AtheistTech on May 1, 2012 at 1:25am — No Comments

Greed, Wealth, Anger and Envy

The "Occupy Wallstreet" movement is no longer dominating headlines but I still find people debating the "haves" and the "have-nots" and what to do about them. Like most in the Occupy Wallstreet movement, I'm a political independent. I consider myself moderate: a centrist with beliefs spanning both liberal and conservative ideals. I saw a list of 18 demands allegedly made by Occupy Wall Street but their official website denies there are…

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Added by Atheist Exile on January 20, 2012 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Religion, History, Government

Religion seems to have played an important role in government throughout history. As we have seen through religion through many years, it has been an effective tool to “teach” and to bestow obedience among people. Religion has been so good at this in fact, that it is not uncommon to see absolute obedience among avid people who participate among religion. Religion throughout the years has avidly taught not to question much, to work hard, and to suffer, with the hope that you may one day be…

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Added by KickingtheCross on November 25, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

“…use this three-day period to make good choices.”

That is what Gov. Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota, said in a statement today about the latest restriction on abortion that he signed into law.  And by “good choices” he means change your mind and give birth like a good Christian.

If you haven’t made yourself familiar with the law yet, it requires women to wait three days after meeting with the doctor that will perform the…
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Added by FeminAtheist Mumbo Jumbo on March 22, 2011 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

They Lie, They Lie, They Lie

“We voted for them because they promised less interference from government, a simplification of the tax codes and common sense legislation. They lied.” Read More: http://wp.me/pDkAX-5I

Added by David Rosman on February 16, 2011 at 11:07am — 1 Comment

For God or for Country

Did the new RNC chair, Riense Priebus, set a new tone for the question of Church and State separation? Read more: http://wp.me/pDkAX-5r

Added by David Rosman on February 16, 2011 at 11:03am — No Comments

Rant: Anarchists

Anarchy

I was looking at the comments of a video on Youtube and I come across an anarchist with the typical anarchists argument meaningless rhetoric about taxes: "its extortion" and "its theft".



The stupid! It burns! These anarchists will call taxes theft and whine and wangst about the problems in our… Continue

Added by Lone Wolf on September 19, 2010 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

The Mind As Nation

Consider the human mind metaphorically as a…

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Added by LaPlace on August 9, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

TN Lt. Gov. calls Islam a cult. And what is Christianity exactly?

With mere days before the primary election and with early voting underway, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey is making controversial remarks about Islam. One could argue that he doesn't have a large Muslim constituency to offend, but that should not excuse a current public official from making degrading comments of questionable validity.



Ramsey was quoted by Talking Points Memo as having said, "Now, you could even argue whether being a Muslim is actually a religion, or is it…

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Added by God is Pretend on July 29, 2010 at 1:12pm — 2 Comments

"God in the Constitution", by Col. Robert G. Ingersoll

I ran across this (rather long) public domain essay by Robert Ingersoll (a 19th century atheist) and found that it's still contemporaneous. I kept thinking of Islam as I read this, even though it's really directed at Christians. There are some really good points covered: particularly the secular nature of our constitution and the the break it represents from the divine authority previously assumed…
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Added by Atheist Exile on July 23, 2010 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

Hey Brother Can You Spare a Buck?

It seems that everywhere I go these days I am being beseeched by someone or something. It used to be that other than the random bum on the corner, the only time I would be harassed was from the government in the form of taxes or other types of theft, but lately it seems like I can’t go anywhere without being besought . I had become accustomed to the bum on the corner with the “I will work for food” sign in hand and the occasional parking lot confrontation of “hey brother can you spare a…

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Added by Mike Wasdin on July 8, 2010 at 11:46am — 1 Comment

The United States was not "Founded" as a "Christian Country"

I am an American.

On top of that I am also a Texan.

I was born in Texas and can trace my family coming to Texas in the 1850’s.

Most of my family came from the United Kingdom. The rest came from Europe.

Some have been in the United States since the early 1700’s. Some fought in the American Revolution against England.

For what I can tell, they all were “Christians” of some sort or another.

I am an Atheist.

I’ve been an Atheist since the age of six.…

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Added by Rick on June 9, 2010 at 7:14am — 9 Comments

Angie the Anti-Theist needs your love!

Hey party people (and non-party people, too). I've got a bunch of new posts up at Angie the Anti-Theist for you to check out, comment on, and ya know, pimp around the internet :)



I regularly post new updates on my Twitter (@antitheistangie) and on my Facebook (Angie Jackson). So feel free to stalk me on the internet (within reason ya'll - I know where the restraining order office is.)



Without further ado:…



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Added by Angie Jackson on September 22, 2009 at 11:09am — 1 Comment

Face it, prayer has no place in any government establishment

On July 5th, 1983 the US Supreme Court ruled that a practice of opening each legislative day with a prayer was constitutional stating, “In light of the unambiguous and unbroken history of more than 200 years, there can be no doubt that the practice of opening legislative sessions with prayer has become part of the fabric of our society.” What does it mean? It’s been around for 200 years and that means it is constitutional. Oh really? One would think that Supreme Court justices would be… Continue

Added by V1ktor on August 19, 2009 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Prohibition gets a little...male enhancement. (Now it can screw us harder.)

I didn't find this out until just now, but a couple of weeks ago, Congress passed a bill that outlaws clove cigarettes and all other flavored tobacco products. It goes into effect in less than three months.



Supposedly, this is to keep kids from smoking. I call BULLSHIT.



It would be an understatement to say I'm not exactly a fan of Big Tobacco, and I'm certainly not a habitual smoker. And I think most flavored smokes taste like shit. But why the fuck is the government… Continue

Added by Femina Irata on July 10, 2009 at 5:58am — No Comments

The Military, Schools, and Porn: New posts at my Examiner.com column!

Things are getting interesting at my Examiner.com column (the DC Secularism Examiner). But of course, aren't they always? :)



Experience the atheistic adventure as I...



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Added by Paul Fidalgo on March 1, 2009 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Someone please explain to me why

the US government is spending $650 million on the analog/digital converter box program.



Seriously, I don't get it. I know a good Democratic government can only run with an informed citizenry; however, I don't see how or why it is the government's responsibility to pay for people to be able to watch TV. TV is a luxury, not a right and certainly not a necessity. Of all the spending that is proposed in the latest economic stimulus package this one makes the least amount of sense to… Continue

Added by Jas Brimstone on January 29, 2009 at 4:01pm — 5 Comments

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