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Saturday, May 10. 2014
Check out their blog. As with all such schemes, the only people who want to show themselves naked are the only people you don't want to see naked. And the books suck.
A Channel Nine toilet? Boy, cable TV shows have really reached a new low.
It would be unchristian of me to point out who the little darlings voted for twice, wouldn't it? Pardon me while I go find a pagan to laugh at them and tell them to stop sh*tting where they eat.
Erm, I don't want to rain on your parade, but that's only earthshaking news to people who Occupy public parks.
Just leave the Vatican's front door unlocked for one night, Frank, and you'll get your devout wish.
At my house, Bill. Duh.
There's more than a hint of Two Minutes Hate when the media mob gets interested in any particular thing. The object of their vitriol is chosen at random, by persons who stand to lose nothing, at the expense of the usual innocent people. And by the way, when I have sketchy outlays from strip joints and casinos I need to put on my expense report, I prefer listing them under "Entertainment", not "My sick mother in Vietnam." It's good accounting practice.
Interestingly, this story is not about Janet Yellen.
Remember our rule from yesterday: Obama, at Walmart, touts efficiency with a straight face.
There are US experts in hunting for schoolgirls? Nice to see former President Clinton has found work
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A poor job market for new grads sounds like we'll see more hashtag warriors and idle hands willing to work on the campaign trail. Be hilarious if there was a "spontaneous" Draft Elizabeth Warren movement this summer.
"Check out their blog. As with all such schemes, the only people who want to show themselves naked are the only people you don't want to see naked. And the books suck."
I applaud their effort to create more acceptance of nudity. Society's become way too prudish for its own good, to the point where showing any skin at all is considered "sinful", reminiscent of the 16th and 17th century, and of course of joyful places like Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Afghanistan under the Taliban.
I fully agree on their choice of "literature" being highly questionable though. Shakespeare in the park is more my thing :)
"Bill Gates say the percentage of people in extreme poverty has dropped by 1/2 since 1990, and wonders, Where do the remaining poor live?"
Same place they always did. Just raising the poverty line doesn't make people less poor.
And just giving them money doesn't make them any richer as due to inflation they're as poor as ever.
I completely and wholly agree with the Pope about the legitimate redistribution of wealth. Abolish the income tax. it’s illegitimate. Get rid of welfare, aid to dependent children, EBT cards, etc.; all illegitimate.
In return I will voluntarily tithe 5% of my income to Catholic charities to care for the indigent, sick, and poor.
Let me know, Pope, when the illegitimate institutions are gone that I may begin my charity.
ErisGuy is spot on. And so is Roger - yes, lets see the Vatican lead the way. (Might we remind the Pope that the US leads the world in chaitable giving?) I don't need the government - any government - to make those decisions for me.
Rip Van Winkle wakes up and emerges under a new identity as J.T. Wenting; "society is becoming much too prudish for its own good, where showing any skin at all is considered sinful..."
Huh? What planet you been living on, homie? Did you miss the last 40 years in a coma?
"legitimate redistribution of wealth"
I assume that can only happen if the wealthy choose to redistribute it. If the government forces them to would it be legitimate?
The catholic church sits on a vast pool of wealth, perhaps trillions in art, historic objects, precious metals and jewels, an uncounted treasure trove that serves no purpose other then to fill their coffers and vaults. They could give it all away to the poor if they actually belived what they claim. It wouldn't affect their ability to conduct their religious efforts and practices as this vast wealth simply sits unutilized and useless. Why would the pope oversee the vast richesof his church and demand the already overtaxed middle class of the world give up more of what little they still have? The simple answer is because they consider themselves the elite, the untouchables, the entitled. What they have is their's not yours. I have a suggestion for the church, start payng taxes on yur lands and incomes and holdings, become good citizens not freeloaders looking for exemptions and special treatment.
Legitimate redistribution: "Let's you and him help that poor guy" is second only to "Let's you and him fight" in its ability to irritate.
Unemployed youngsters: Be fair--many of them aren't old enough to have voted for him twice.
Half as many poor: Wherever they are, it must be only half as crowded.
Last 3 items: Good ones, Roger.
"the only people who want to show themselves naked are the only people you don't want to see naked. "
If you had spend hours, err...a few minutes checking out their web page as you claim you would have seen a very nice flock of young lovelies. The only discordant note being the sad desecration of their bodies with unnecessary ink and piercings .
And pulp fiction is a very entertaining area of literature. Samuel Fuller and Steven King can be seen among the tits...I mean the titles. Just download, enlarge and rotate the images several times and I'm sure you'll see what I mean. To see the books I mean. Thanks for letting me get that breast, I mean OFF my breast...err I mean her chest, no, MY chest.
Pope urges 'legitimate redistribution' of wealth .....Just leave the Vatican's front door unlocked for one night, Frank, and you'll get your devout wish.
Murder in the Vatican: The CIA and the Bolshevik Pontiff claims that Pope John Paul I, who lasted only a month in office, was killed. One reason for killing him was that he planned to give away the Church's wealth to the poor.
Obama was part of the Senate class in 2006 that turned down Sununu and McCain's regulating of mortgage exchanges and financial markets (which Bush also pushed for and would have signed). For the umpteenth time. He also sued banks for not giving easier mortgages to minorities, which was the other half of the meltdown. so liberals didn't just vote for him twice. It started earlier.