What makes the preachers special? Why should any “organization” not be banned from advancing one political stance over another? The most egregious abuse comes from the Unions. No way does a Union speak for every member but they are still allowed to contribute to and support whatever candidate they feel will allow them to line their pockets or increase their power or hold on power. Schools do it. Large Corporations do it.
I agree the pulpit is a powerful platform. ALL organizations should be banned from getting involved in politics. Then the preachers wouldn’t feel picked on.
This is about the first time I have felt that Romney may have what it takes to be President. He makes a statement that is controversial and when called on it stands up and say “Yes that s what I said.”
The fact that he is right doesn’t hurt either.
When even the Dumbocrats say the strike is wrong it is obviously past time to go back to work. In looking at the list of “sticking points” I feel SO sorry for the poor, poor pitiful abused teachers!
They work 33.5 weeks a year for an annual average salary of nearly $70,000. They work a less than 8 hr day but get paid a little over $55 an hour, have medical coverage, and pension plans, while the income of the parent of their average student is probably around $8 an hour, with no contract, retirement or medical insurance.
And did you notice that a large majority of the teachers they show are horribly overweight? Such a fine example they set for our children!
Poor, poor pitiful little teachers!
I watched the trailer for Innocence of Muslims. I can understand why Muslims everywhere are upset. It is the worst acted low budget piece of trash I have ever seen. Whether it deserves all of the uproar it is getting I am not sure. I suspect that the demonstrations for this, like the Occupy Wall Street movement is being coordinated and receiving financial impetus from outside sources.
With the demonstrations hitting Western countries now, such as Australia, I wonder when they will hit American shores. I have no doubt that they will. However you have to wonder at the timing of all of this. With the election less than 2 months away?
There have been various rumors floating around for years that Obama was steering this country toward financial collapse in the hopes of sparking so much social upheaval that he would forced to declare martial law, thus becoming the first permanent American President/Dictator.
Not my rumor but it is out there. Since the hoped for social upheaval has not happened could the Muslim demonstrations be brought to our shores to serve the purpose?
A speech made by Dr Barbara Bellar at the Republican convention
So, let me get this straight. This is a long sentence. We’re going to be gifted with a healthcare plan that we’re forced to purchase and fined if we don’t, which purportedly covers at least 10 million more people without adding a single doctor but provides for 16,000 new IRS agents, written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn’t understand it, passed by a Congress that didn’t read it but exempted themselves from it, and signed by a President who smokes — [laughter] — same sentence! — with funding administered by a Treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes, for which we will be taxed for four years before any benefits take effect, by a government that has already bankrupted Social Security and Medicare, all to be overseen by a Surgeon General who is obese — [laughter] — and finally, financed by a country that’s broke.
Oh, and the IRS says it will NOT handle the enforcement or audit on this.