Category: Street Prophets
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Liberty and Justice for All.
The Innocent Have Nothing To Fear…Right?
A Homeland Security Department spokesman was held Wednesday on felony charges of sexually preying on a detective posing as a 14-year-old girl through explicit online conversations. He was quickly suspended without pay from one of the nation’s top crime-fighting agencies.
The arrest of Brian J. Doyle, 55, raised doubts about the ability of an agency responsible for safeguarding the country to ensure the security credentials of its own people.
Gee, ya think?
Of course, it can’t get much worse than this, right?…
“If they really cared, they’d be Republicans.”
As the Blogfather notes, Frank Luntz is still evil, but I don’t think he picked up on how evil (warning: PDF file):
3. What would Jesus do? Tell me what YOU would do and leave Jesus out of it. The time for a conversation about faith and spirituality is in the general election, not the primaries. Democrats don’t want to hear about your church. If they really cared, they’d be Republicans.
Emphasis on last sentence mine.
More below the flip.…
He Said He Was A Uniter
Crossposted to/from Big Orange.
Every so often, I feel compelled to return to this issue, the heart of what shows that Bush is evil — not just his administration, nor Bush himself merely incompetent — but the man himself, the puppet sitting in the Oval Office. He bears responsibility, no matter how he might try to avoid it.
Below the fold, I am going to ask you to come back with me, back to That Day, back to when the millennium truly turned and America changed forever — just not the way we thought or hoped. Just a heads-up.…
In “Honor” of Box Turtle Ben
Two things differentiate me and BTB. One: I’m stating outright that most of this comes from another source . Two: I actually changed a few words. :-)…
Anyone still think charges of theocracy are funny?
State bill proposes Christianity be Missouri’s official religion 
Missouri legislators in Jefferson City considered a bill that would name Christianity the state’s official “majority” religion.
The resolution would recognize “a Christian god,” and it would not protect minority religions, but “protect the majority’s right to express their religious beliefs.” The resolution also recognizes that, “a greater power exists,” and only Christianity receives what the resolution calls, “justified recognition.”
Yeah, yeah, I’m shameless. What’s your point? ;-)
Actually, this concept sprung from a parody .sig I created for Street Prophets (you can find it at the end of this diary, if you care), but more and more, its implications weigh on me: are we really it? Is there no one else left who’s really standing up and fighting with genuine heart except a bunch of liberals, progressives, and infuriated moderates all suffering from outrage overload? Maybe — on good days — a handful of Democratic leaders who kind of almost get it?
I’m an introvert. I’d vastly prefer to donate once in a while, write when it’s helpful, and otherwise let the fighters do the fighting and the leaders do, you know, the leading.…
Words, Violence, Nuance and Proportion: Our Existential Crisis
I think we need to take serious stock of where we stand here. Civilization today is at a point where its very foundation — the idea that we can work out our differences without trying to kill each other — is in real danger. The facet brought up so often in the Traditional Media is our “interconnected, multicultural world.” In this frame, the question becomes whether or not freedom of expression can truly be maintained in the face of those who reject that ideal.
A whole heck of a lot more after the fold.…
I saw something about this topic in a diary comment while I was catching up yesterday, but it was too far past to comment on. I was going to mention, corporations are only people for the rights, not the responsibilities, and that’s just plain wrong.
Then, today I got this on an email list.…