I think that Republicans and anyone else who is anti-immigration should take a visit to a poor Third World country. I’m not talking about visiting those tourist destinations filled with stereotypical tourists that look all clean and perfect. I’m talking about visiting the real places where people in poor impoverished countries live and work. I want them to live the life of the locals and put themselves in the worn out shoes of these people.
I want these Republicans to put themselves in the positions of immigrants in America. See what it feels like to be a person of Color in America. See what it feels like to have an accent, have a remedial job, and work long hard hours. I want Conservatives to see what’s it like to be an immigrant.
I want these people to put themselves in the positions of these countless good people across America. I want them to see and feel hands on the places where immigrants in this country come from.
I’ll be willing to bet their views towards immigration will change, at least I hope it will. If they don’t however, than I don’t even know how to feel. These Republicans have no heart, and claim to be devout Christians. They use religion but they don’t live it. They completely disregard Christ and scriptures about welcoming the stranger. They happily quote scripture and Christ in speeches but fail to live out the charitable teachings of Christ and scripture.
The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.
- Leviticus 19:34
Let’s face it, people are always going to use quotes and sound bites to support their views. I’m using the Bible to support my ideology and politicians use it all the time. It’s funny how they advertise themselves as good devout Christians, but they support cuts to programs that would help the poor or those in college. Doesn’t the good book say to support those in need?
Conservative Republicans seem to disregard teaching that they don’t agree with, and who could blame them? That’s just going to look bad. The’re so adamant at deporting undocumented immigrants, but the good old book clearly states that you should welcome the stranger. What now? You’re going to ignore that book that you so greatly mention adore?
I really don’t know what’s in the hearts of these conservative politicians, but they’re policies and ideology is hateful towards immigrants and immigration.
Don’t get me wrong here, we need to secure our borders. However, the problem with immigration in the US as Newt Gingrich says, is that it’s just way too hard to come here legally, but way too easy to come here illegally.
It doesn’t take rocket science to realize that people are coming here illegally because it’s too hard to come here legally. To come here legally sometimes, is so hard that it’s not even funny one bit.
I guess that’s all I have to say. Peace everyone.
I’m not sure if the man who heckled a Chick-Fil-A drive-thru employee and recorded the encounter and later posted it on YouTube is a “bully.” Rather he was being really mean and totally inappropriate.
I find it pretty ironic that people who try to “combat” intolerance are intolerant themselves. This is a perfect example. You have a young man who strongly believes in LGBT rights and there’s nothing wrong with that. However, he went way out of line when he disrespected and heckled a young woman. Totally unacceptable and ridiculous.
Chick-Fil-A is entitled to it’s beliefs just as supporters of the LGBT community are also entitled to their beliefs. As I said before in previous posts, I’m all for fair and equal rights for homosexuals. I totally believe they have the right to get married, but I also believe that the Chicken joint has every right to believe what they want.
The man got fired, and I honestly don’t know if he should of been fired, but when you think about it, it’s no different from an employee posting something sexual online, and later being fired over it. Look, employers want their employees to have a certain type of conduct on and outside the field. So, I can’t really agree or disagree with him being fired from his job.
In the end, the guy apologized in person and on YouTube. The young woman accepted, and is thinking about sitting down with him with a chicken sandwich.
So, let’s just be respectful and tolerant of each other, even though we may disagree. Let’s just sit down, smoke the peace pipe, and shake hands. Doesn’t that sound good?
I have a weird type of personal philosophy. I don’t believe in calling people mean things such as “dumb-ass,” “stupid,” “crazy” or something along those lines. I’m pretty tempted to use negative words against Bachmann, but I’m going to control myself and not use inappropriate language regarding Bachmann.
Michele Bachmann’s has ignorant and ridiculous views. She believes that the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the US Government and that Huma Abedin is somehow linked to the Brotherhood. I’m not going to call Bahmann crazy, rather she needs to sit down and check her facts before she makes such ridiculous accusations. Bachmann is an example of what Islamophobia has come to in the US.
She may have the “facts” but that doesn’t mean those facts are what they are. Those facts could be interpreted in a completely different way by someone else.
I’m sorry, but the Muslim Brotherhood has not, will not, and is not currently infiltrating the US government. Abedin and other prominent American Muslims like her are not Muslim extremists or fundamentalists.
To be honest, I’m actually afraid for Michele Bachmann that she might have some sort of mental condition that’s causing her to act this way and say outrageous and unfounded things. Than again, she not all that far off from some of the things that politicians say and do all the time.
This is America and what Bachmann and others like her are saying is totally un-American. We are a country of diversity and minorities. Remember, our Founding Fathers were “minorities” in a World that was mostly governed by Royal Families and tyrants and not by democratically elected leaders. They had new and crazy ideas.
We are a nation that embraces diversity. Why is it so hard for so many ultra-Conservatives to embrace diversity? I really don’t know. Just the thought of Bachmann condemning a very beautiful person such as Abedin makes me sick.
I’m all for fair and equal rights for the LGBT community and I believe marriage is an essential right for all people, regardless of who or what you are. However, I’m also respectful and tolerant of other’s opinions and views. Even though those opinions and views are intolerant. Because, to be truly tolerant, one must be tolerant to the intolerant. Weird philosophy, but that’s just me.
I honestly don’t really care about the personal views of Chick-Fil-A. All I care about is whether or not they serve really good food. As long as they’re not discriminating and / or prejudice against the LGBT community, than I’m all good. They claim to not discriminate against LGBTs, and I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt, being that they’re “devout Christians.”
Then it dawned to me. What if they said that people of Color are inferior and not equal to Whites. What if they also said that they don’t discriminate against nor are they prejudice against people of Color. They just believe people of Color are unequal and inferior. This type of scenario really made me think hard about my views towards Chick-Fil-A.
Then again, to be fair to the Fried Chicken restaurant, they’re not exactly saying that LGBTs are inferior or unequal. Chick-Fil-A just believes that homosexuals shouldn’t have the right to get married. Well, what if they believed that Whites and people of Color shouldn’t have the right to get married? I think most people would be less likely to be tolerant or respectful towards Chick-Fil-A. So, it’s pretty understandable as to how people are responding to the Chicken joint.
These are really hard things to think about, well for me at least. I just think that in this day and age, if you have views that are controversial such as this, it’s best to keep those views to yourself and not share it with the general public.
I didn’t even know this restaurant even existed until it was on the news. I may not agree with their views, but I think I’ll try this place out and eat here. They’re food looks delicious and for me personally, I don’t see any harm eating at Chick-Fil-A.
By the way, Jesus is alright with working on the Sabbath, just check scriptures.
When it comes down to it, I don’t care what Chick-Fil-A says or believes because that doesn’t stop me from believing that homosexuals have every right to get married and that they don’t live in sin. I respect Chick-Fil-A but I also respectfully disagree with their views. Simple as that.
Now that looks like a scrumptious chicken sandwich, no?
A young Black man dies while in police custody and it’s the year 2012. Unbelievable, right? Let’s just forget how the young Chavis Carter allegedly shot himself in the head while in handcuffs and focus on a different aspect of the case, shall we?
What really blows my mind is how can veteran police officers miss a firearm while searching a man a total of two times. The police say he was arrested because he had an outstanding drug related warrant on him and they also allege that he had marijuana on him. I’m no police officer, but common sense would tell me that police officers should thoroughly search a person with an outstanding warrant especially if it’s drug related. Right? Apparently, they missed the gun but not the weed.
Don’t get me wrong here. I respect the police and I’m grateful for all that they do. However, there’s nothing wrong with scrutinizing the police. I’m just amazed that they would miss something that could potentially harm them and the suspect. I mean, hello? He has a warrant out on him! How can you miss the gun?!
The police not surprisingly, allegedly managed to find weed on Carter and drug paraphernalia in his vehicle. To me at least, it seems that the police are more focused on finding drugs and paraphernalia on people as opposed to weapons which obviously can potentially cause imminent harm to people.
That’s one of the problems on the War on Drugs. Law enforcement officials are too focused on the weed and not enough on the guns.
To be fair to the police, it’s completely possible that he could of hid the gun in the cruiser when he wasn’t handcuffed. I’ve never been stopped by a cop, so I don’t exactly know how a “frisk” goes, but I assume it’s to find anything that might hurt the officers and the suspect(s).
If Carter did hide a firearm in the cruiser, shouldn’t have the cops been watching him? Again, I’m no cop, but aren’t police officers trained to watch out for “suspicious” activity. Wouldn’t Carter’s attempts to conceal or hide a weapon in a police vehicle would’ve been quickly caught by trained police officers?
There’s a lot of questions to be asked here, and I’ll reserve all judgment until all the evidence is out there. I’m not trying to take sides here, but this story sound and feels fishy to me.
I really want to be fair to the cops, and honestly, if the gun was small enough, in the right place, and if the cops just did a light tap down, it’s understandable that the cops wouldn’t be able to find the gun the first time. Also, when a police officer was being questioned by a CNN reporter about how a person in handcuffs to their back could do such a thing, he said that’s exactly how someone with no experience with incarceration would react. This I agree with totally. The mainstream media, as usual doesn’t have a whole lot of knowledge on every day things in life.
Although I don’t believe Carter shot himself, I do agree with the police’s statements that a person in handcuffs can do a whole lot of things.
Let’s just wait until the story develops and progresses more. Peace and blessings.
FROM THE DAILYMAIL-
President Obama said in a speech at the weekend that governments and not individuals create jobs, telling entrepreneurs: ‘If you’ve got a business - you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.’
He added: ‘You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart.’
Mr. Obama here is a scenario that proves you are an unmitigated jackass-
Scene: College Science Class with lab (4 credit hours)
Student X- never missed a day of lecture or lab, studied for every test ahead of time, completed all 15 homework assignments on time, and attended optional extra study sessions outside of class.
Student Y- went to class 2 out of 3 times a week, attended 8 of the required 15 labs, crammed for tests the night before they were given, only turned in 3 of the 15 homework assignments, and never attended an extra study session outside of class.
Student X: A
Student Y: F
Under Obama theory, Student X didn’t get his/her final grade on his/her own. So to be fair, Student X should give part of his/her final grade to Student Y, that way they can both receive the same/fair final grade - C.
The context of this speech can actually be found in the Virginia Stump Speech Obama made. This tid bit is being taken out of context however what Obama was getting at is that banks provide the leverage to support a small business. That some of the decisions that regulation allows is so those banks don’t sell you bad loans so more people can use that help. It’s amusing if anything to see how politiking derives these points of conjecture and the right doesn’t expect voters to be inteligent or critical enough to read beyond the propaghanda.
- An Apology from Obama?!
This latest news of former Governor and CEO Mitt Romney demanding an apology from President Barack Obama is so ridiculous. Demands for an apology are over attack ads of Romney’s time at Bain Capital by Obama’s re-election campaign.
The whole situation just show’s the silliness and utter ridiculousness that the US presidential elections has come to.
I’ve come to the conclusion that politicians are just a bunch of 12yr olds stuck in the bodies of middle-aged men. I just wonder, if anyone ever “believes” or pays any attention to all the various political ads on both sides of the debate.
You can use facts, quotes, and statistics to back up what you’re saying, but that can always be misleading. So, I don’t see any merit in believing political ads.
If Obama requires an apology, than it is Romney who also requires an apology as well. Romney is no saint, and is equally as guilty as Obama for airing negative political ads. Standard school yard politics, people.
According to the Boston Globe (Boston.com), Romney stayed longer at his company Bain Capital much longer than he previously stated before. The Romney campaign says that he was only head of Bain on paper, and that it was merely a legal technicality. Okay, I’ll give Romney the benefit of the doubt, however I can certainly understand the skeptics out there. If you were head of a company legally and technically, but didn’t really have any say or control over the company, does that make any sense?
However, in his 2002 race for governor of Massachusetts, he stated that his departure from Bain Capital was a leave of absence and not a final departure from his company.
Just reading the Boston.com article, you can get a real feel as to how much of a blow this article along with all the attack ads by Obama is to Romney. The ads and the article are obviously not doing any good to Romney.
Events such as this is the reason why so many Americans are so turned off by politics in my personal opinion. Who could blame them?
Just seeing Obama and Romney going at each other just makes me laugh I hate to say it.
- To Spank or to not to Spank?
There’s a new “study” that says spanking is “bad” for children and could have a negative impact on their lives later in life. Here’s the funny thing, a couple years back, there was also a “study” that said that spanking could be “beneficial” to children and could have a positive impact on their lives later in life.
I’m honestly a big critic of “studies” and “research” that people find in the mainstream news media. I just feel that people can make studies and research say what you “want to say” with science backing you up.
Whether it’s the Democrats or the Republicans, both sides are going to use science to back up what they believe as “Gospel truth.”
I personally don’t believe in corporal, verbal, or emotional punishment. Nor do I believe it’s right to punish children or any human being for that matter in a negative fashion. But, I also believe it should be a families God given right to punish their children as they please. I may be against spanking, but it’s not my bussiness to tell people how to punish their children.
Obviously, spanking is completely different from physical abuse and the government should differentiate between the two. Adults who spank their children don’t have any malicious or sinister intent when using punishment. Parent’s just believe their form of punishement is good for their children and makes them better individuals.
Adults who spank their children love their children equally and in the same way to adult’s who don’t spank their children. Let’s admit that.
What’s good for one person, isn’t good for someone else. To each their own.
I know people, and I’m sure you all know people who have been spanked. I’m also sure many of you have been spanked yourself as children. Are any of the people who have been spanked as children any better or worse than children who were not? I’m pretty sure the answer is no. Spanking is not a good thing or a bad thing.
I know people who have never been spanked as children say that they would spank their children when they become parents and visa-versa.
I may not believe in spanking, but don’t send parents to jail and take them away from their kids, just because they believe their form of punishment is best for them and their parenting. Wouldn’t you agree to that?
- Controversy Over Uniform of US Olympic Team
People are going a little overboard over the controversy surrounding US Olympic Team uniforms being made in China and being too “French.” I think we tend to overact with too many things in life, to the point where it gets a little ridiculous to say the least.
Now, don’t get me wrong here. I’m a really patriotic American, and I would like things to be made here in the US. However, people are going a little too far here. People are forgetting that Ralph Lauren is purely an American company regardless of where it’s products are made. Though it would be nice if they made Olympic uniforms in the US, it’s still American by and far and not Chinese.
People are also complaining it looks too “French” and not “American” enough. Well, I don’t really believe in calling others “stupid” but if there is a word in the English language that is more “nice than the word “stupid” than there you go. I think it’s really ignorant to say it looks too “French” just because of the beret.
There are members of the US military that wear the beret as part of their uniform. So, all this backlash is really silly. This just shows that people are willing to criticize and make an issue out of anything they can get their hands on.
Why can’t we just support the US Olympic Team? The uniforms are really beautiful in my opinion.
No surprise, Ralph Lauren has said it will make the uniforms in the US next time. So, there you go, problem solved. Let’s move on.