My Epiphany Regarding The Christian Right In This Country…

So this past Sunday I went to church, somewhat reluctantly since I have come to the realization that I really don’t believe in God and have a huge problem with organized religion, but that is a topic for another post.

I was struck by the ‘theme’ of the First Reading and the Gospel, essentially the priest said that message was that to believe in God is to believe in what Jesus Christ stood for: the state of being selfless. Jesus Christ gave his own life, the ultimate act of selflessness, for the forgiveness of all our sins. The priest went on to say we should put aside our own desires, our own wants and needs and put God’s will first.

Then it struck me, this is the antithesis of today’s conservatism. Today’s conservatism is all about Ayn Rand, all about the justification of being selfish. Every conservative position on any given issue is about being selfish. The whole mantra of individualism masks an ugly truth: Conservatives don’t believe in helping the less fortunate, they see the poor as lazy people who are just looking for a handout. Look no further than Mitt Romney’s now infamous 47 Percent moment where he basically labeled half the country as lazy people.

So the next time you hear a Christian conservative talk about how they love Jesus Christ, ask them to reconcile the basic tenets of Christianity with their own political views, then listen for the sound of crickets chirping…

Yes #NRA, Random Mass Shootings With #Guns Are On The Rise

Via Pro Publica

But what if you focused just on shootings “in which the motive appeared to beindiscriminate mass murder“? Mother Jones decided to track the number of high-profile attacks in public places excluding armed robberies, gang shootings and domestic violence murders that happened within a home. Using this different definition—a controversial choice—Mother Jones concluded mass shootings are on the rise.

Quote of The Day, Daily Kos #Bachmann Edition

Via ‘Hunter’ (Michael Lazzaro) at Daily Kos

That’s why we’re gonna miss Michele Bachmann when she’s gone. She can take any topic, no matter how banal or uncontroversial, and infuse it with an element of paranoia and conspiracy that you or I or the postman would never have dreamed of. 

Michele Bachman, my sweet Lord. 

Another Reason To Love Charlie Pierce (Esquire Magazine)

Ever since 2010, when the voters handed the state over to the gentle ministrations of a Republican legislature and those of Scott Walker, the goggle-eyed homunculus hired by Koch Industries to manage their midwest subsidiary formerly known as the state of Wisconsin, politics in the Cheese-n-Beer Empire have been a roiling carnival of abject Fail.

Via Esquire

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Quote Of The Day, Charlie Pierce Edition, Edition XXIV #Palin #p2

ImageVia Esquire:

By now, and by god, it should have settled permanently in the consciousness of the nation what a huge and untoward gamble with the country John McCain and his campaign took in 2008 when they elevated Sarah Palin from her rightful place on the tundra to the political celebrity she currently enjoys. McCain should pay a heavy price for unleashing this ignorant, two-wheeled bilewagon on the country’s politics. If you think she’s a legitimate political leader, you’re an idiot and a sucker and I feel sorry for you.

Photo Via The Blaze

Ted Nugent And The Ugly Truth Behind The Conservative Hatred Towards Obama

Ted Nugent:

I have obviously failed to galvanize and prod, if not shame enough Americans to be ever vigilant not to let a Chicago communist-raised, communist-educated, communist-nurtured subhuman mongrel like the ACORN community organizer gangster Barack Hussein Obama to weasel his way into the top office of authority in the United States of America.

Gee, i wonder what he means by subhuman mongrel?