Well, the Tea Party has at least *temporarily* removed head from ass, we’ll see about what the future holds. This time around, the government will be funded until February 2014, let’s hope the Tea Party has learned something from their mistakes. This morning President Obama spoke out about the reopening of the government, and the “completely unnecessary damage” the shutdown has done to the economy.
As a life-long devotee to the National Parks Service, it just pains me that they’re closed down. But what’s worse is how those responsible for the shutdown pretend to be the most angry they are, in fact, shut down. Under anonymity, members of the NPS have spoken out.
Tonight, thanks to House Republicans, the government shutdown all but certain. And yes, they’re really going to cost the taxpayers millions just because they don’t agree with the Affordable Care Act, which is already law I might ad, and because it has Obama’s name on it. I didn’t get this up last week like I wanted to, but I thought it would be prudent to share exactly what is the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) actually does. Thankfully the White House made a super easy-to-follow video explaining it. Check it out after the jump!
Thus reads the actual headline of a must-read article found here (among myriad other places). The moral of this story? If you’re busily minding other peoples’ business, you’re not watching where you’re going.
The Force (of Irony) is strong in this one: if the lawmaker in question, Maryland’s Don H. Dwyer Jr, is found guilty of a crime for smashing his own boat into a boatload of innocent bystanders, he may find himself ousted from office by a law that he wrote. I said “Ha Ha.”
The internet has resurfaced a clip from May 2010 of Michael Higgins just ripping into Tea Party supporter and American radio host Michael Graham, and it is beautiful. In fact, it’s nothing short of Brilliant. I can see why Ireland elected Higgins as their President last year, and to be honest, I’m a little jealous. You can listen to the whole exchange here.
The highly offensive billboard is from Indiana’s Tea Party group We the People of Marshall and Fulton counties, who deny it’s a call violence against President Obama.
The head of the organization, Don Nunemaker of Plymouth, said late last week that the message was meant as a call for action at the ballot box on Election Day, Nov. 6. He was vague about the threat voters are to “remove,” saying it’s up to individual voters to glean what they will from the message.
Social conservatives are increasingly attempting to link the economy with social issues. Recent polls have found voters are fairly focused on fixing the ailing economy, not social issues. Only 3 percent of Republican-leaning voters say social issues are “the single most important issue” in deciding on a GOP candidate for president, while 51 percent say it’s the economy, according to an ABC News/Washington Post survey.
Read more here: Tony Perkins Blames Gay Marriage for Economic Downturn
Read more here: Rick Santorum Suggests Gay Marriage Wrecked The Economy
“I wouldn’t sign on to that. Absolutely. I played several [gay characters]. I guess I’m more Libertarian in that way. I think marriage is up to two people that love each other. And if you find the church that you want to get married in you go right ahead ..In my mind the state of marriage is something that has been endorsed by the idea that it is a sacrament within the context of a faith…the word marriage comes out of the religious side of our experience and our history. So I tend to think our government shouldn’t be involved in any way…”
How do we change hearts and minds as closed as these? Your suggestions are welcome:
Same-sex marriage is merely a symptom of a much greater illness within our nation’s core. While hard to define, that sickness is nurtured by Americans’ movement away from God, away from the values upon which this nation was founded. We have become tolerant of anything and everything short of murder (and that seems to be on the agenda of the politically correct). It is always much easier to compromise one’s beliefs, to follow the crowd like mindless lemmings racing to the cliff, than to stand against that which is morally wrong. Until this nation turns back to the God it once worshiped, it will continue on its present politically correct path of self-destruction.
Read more: Same-sex marriage symptom of affliction