Here’s a little tribute video I did of one of my favorite actors—George Clooney as Danny Ocean. The video is in HD and may not be available on mobile phone.
Is the United States now an oligarchy? On the national level—-absofuckinglutely! The wealthiest 1% control our policy and politicians. The preferences of the average American has almost zero effect on our national system.
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Bryan Fischer, Asshole of the Day for April 17, 2014
Bryan Fischer is an asshole. He has been featured on this site many, many times, and has been named Asshole of the Day five times prior to today. Usually though we feature him for his hatred of gays, which is so awful that the Southern Poverty Law Center designated the American Family Association where Fishcer works as a hate group. Yeah.
But Bryan Fischer is more than just a bigot. He can be offensive on many conservative topics, including income inequality. After discussing that the top 1% pay 30% of all federal taxes, Fischer told listeners that the poor ought to kiss the ground that the rich walk on:
the poor and middle class families in this country “ought to be kissing the ground on which [the rich] walk” because it is the top 1% that is paying for EBT cards and food stamps and federal housing.
The rich, Fischer asserted “ought to be given ticker tape parades once a week in all of our major cities to thank them for funding welfare for everybody”
Now of course Fischer doesn’t discuss how the top 1% got all that income— was it by manipulating laws to favor them, creating monopolies to raise prices, inheritance, spending $400 million on an election, or any of that other stuff. He’s not interested in that.
Fischer portrays himself and his conservative beliefs as traditional and Christian. And he has studied religion extensively:
Fischer has an undergraduate degree in philosophy from Stanford University, and holds a graduate degree in theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Fischer served at the Cole Community Church in Boise, Idaho and founded the Cole Center for Biblical Studies and was the church’s director for thirteen years. Fischer then founded Community Church of the Valley and was senior pastor for twelve years. Before joining the board of directors of American Family Association, Fischer was also executive director of Idaho Values Alliance.
In 2004, he co-founded the Keep the Commandments Coalition, a group dedicated to keeping a Ten Commandments monument in Julia Davis Park in Boise. From 2000 to 2005, he served as a commissioner for the city’s Park and Recreation Department.
But apparently when doing all that Bible study, Fischer missed the parts where Jesus praised the poor and vilified the rich.
The suggestion that the poor should kiss the ground the rich walk on should be offensive to any Christian. And that Fischer represents himself as a Christian and has studied the Bible extensively and says this, only makes it more offensive. So, for turning Jesus’ own worldview of rich and poor upside down to give comfort to the rich, Bryan Fischer is the Asshole of the Day.
It is Bryan Fischer’s 6th time being named Asshole of the Day. Previous wins were for saying
- claiming the Founding Fathers only meant to protect Christianity, not other religions
- claiming the Senate had been intimated into silence by the bullies and bigots of Big Gay
- claiming Obama was photoshopped into the Situation Room photo of the Bin Laden Raid
- claiming that homosexuals are just like Nazis because most Nazis were homosexual
- people who believe in evolution should be banned from holding office
Full story: Right Wing Watch
If Jesus were here now, he’d despise this asshole!
Shanesha Taylor was arrested on March 20th by the Scottsdale Police for leaving her children ages 2 and 6 months in her car while she interviewed for a job. Ms. Taylor was homeless and could not access any child care. Her desperation to provide for herself and her children and her lack of options led her to take drastic measures in search of employment. Ms. Taylor needs support & help rather than incarceration and a criminal record that will surely decrease her chances to provide for her children in the future. We ask that Maricopa County use common-sense and provide support for Ms. Taylor and her children rather than punishment.
Shanesha Taylor is still in jail pending a $9,000 bond.
Help drop the child abuse charges against Shanesha Taylor by signing this petition at change.org. Here’s the link: http://www.change.org/petitions/bill-montgomery-drop-the-child-abuse-charges-against-shanesha-taylor?recruiter=13739587&utm_campaign=twitter_link_action_box&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=share_petition
She had child care support removed so she had no choice but to find work with her kids in toe. Heartbreaking! Is this what they call “compassionate conservatism?”
LOL “He’s all knowing…and all powerful….just can’t handle money.”
In “Ressurrection,” the mirror universe Bariel Antos suddenly appears on DS9 and takes Kira as a hostage in the guise of escaping the Alliance. As he and Kira make a connection and fall in love, Quark is suspicious of this other Bariel and warns Kira to watch out for him, especially around the orb of Prophesy in the station’s temple.
Turns out his suspicions were correct, the evil Kira shows up (how she managed it undetected isn’t specified) and she struts and giggles and almost gets a punch across Bariel’s face when he admits he’s smitten with our universe Kira. Their plan was to steal the orb.
Another mirror universe episode and not any better than the last ones. I found it boring and ridiculous, especially when the mirror Kira showed up. Since spirituality isn’t of any concern on the mirror Bajor, how did the mirror Kira and Bariel know about the orb or even care about it? And when they finally entered the temple to steal it, why not hurry up and grab the orb and get the hell out of there? No such luck. We are treated to the ridiculous strutting of the evil Kira and her charms. The episode’s only saving grace was witnessing the internal torment of the mirror Bariel, struggling between his loyality to the evil Kira and his love for the more wonderful Major Kira. He renders evil Kira unconscious with a phaser and leaves with her and without the orb.
What would Jesus do?
Jesus would have been an Occupier
Tom Hiddleston on the Set “Crimson Peak” in Toronto - 16/04/2014 [HQ]
Nice—it suits him well :)