Wednesday, February 10, 2016

February 5-9, 2016::End of the day round-up (pg 2)

From KnowPolitical!!  It is a repeat of Kevin Swanson's so-called rally that included then presidential hopefuls Mike Huckabee, Piyush Jindal, and of course Ted Cruz.  It is important to repeat, so I am (I think):
Ted Cruz joins surreal anti-gay event with screaming pastor
"It's NOT a gay time! These are the people with the sores — the gaping sores! Don't you DARE carve happy faces on OPEN PUSSY SORES!" Last fall Ted Cruz and two other GOP presidential hopefuls joined screaming bigot pastor Kevin Swanson at his two-day religious conference where he opined repeatedly about how gay people were worthy of death— all under the guise of "religious liberty." Between blaming Harry Potter and contraception for the scourge of gay marriage, Pastor Swanson told attendees he would rather sit in front of a church, smear himself in manure and wail lamentations if his son were gay and invited him to his wedding. Swanson also spoke of how a gay kiss caused wildfires and floods in his home state of Colorado and declared that the state's socially progressive policies had made it "more evil" than communist China and North Korea.Bonus end clips: Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson campaigns for Ted Cruz in Iowa, calling gay marriage evil and wicked saying, "We have to rid the earth of 'em." Ted Cruz's evangelical pastor father Rafael Cruz stating that gay marriage was not about gay rights, but an objective to destroy the traditional family…. while also adding that evolution is a lie that goes hand-in-hand with communism. "If they can convince you that you came from a monkey, it's much easier to convince you that God does not exist." Rafael Cruz is not only Ted Cruz's father, he is also his closest personal and professional mentor who is actively campaigning for his son among evangelical voters. Rafael Cruz subscribes to Dominionist theology, a school of thought that says Genesis gives true men of faith the right to seize control of government and run the country by biblical mandates.
Posted by KnowPolitical on Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Ted Cruz Trumpets Endorsement From a Man Who Thinks God Sent Hitler to Hunt the Jews
In a 2011 speech, Bickle suggested that millions of Jews were killed during the Holocaust because they didn't accept God's gift of Jesus. At this event, he read from Jeremiah 16:16 and used this passage from the Bible to explain why Hitler executed millions:
The Lord says, "I'm going to give all 20 million of them the chance to respond to the fishermen. And I give them grace." And he says, "And if they don't respond to grace, I'm going to raise up the hunters." And the most famous hunter in recent history is a man named Adolf Hitler.
 In Iowa intro, First Baptist Dallas’ Jeffress says he can’t “officially” endorse Trump, however … 
Robert Jeffress, whose First Baptist Dallas downtown the Associated Press now considers a “megachurch,” flew to Iowa over the weekend to introduce Donald Trump at a packed rally at Dordt College. It’s becoming something of a regular gig: Jeffress, you may recall, also intro’d Trump at his American Airlines Center rally in September. And when he’s not introducing Trump, Jeffress is laying hands on the man.

Jeffress once said that “no evangelical I know is expecting Trump to lead our nation in a spiritual revival.” But on Saturday, he essentially endorsed The Donald without, you know, endorsing The Donald, since that would threaten the church’s status as a 501(c)(3) non-profit.
Trump Embraces Radical Anti-Catholic, Anti-Gay Pastor

Although I can not help financially, sharing is the best I can offer.  Many of you were able to help me, maybe you can help these folks,,,

Can't pray the pain away
Can’t pray the pain away. We’re a good hearted Atheist couple going through a rough time. A lot of people offer “Thoughts and prayers” but that doesn’t quite pay the bills. Some people told us to pray ourselves, but, of course, that would be as helpful of other people’s prayers, and pretty hypocritical. We'll stick to science and doctors.

Honestly, all this is kind of confusing to me. I build fire trucks for a living, not people. Surgery really isn’t my thing, but I’ll try to explain a bit. Bear with me and try to read through to the end of my ramblings.
Man who spent 22 years in prison for rape he didn't commit faces long legal battle with NYC over $18 million jury award
They took away his freedom — and now they keep trying to take away his money.

The city is doubling down its efforts to stop Alan Newton, who spent 22 years behind bars for a rape he didn’t commit, from collecting the $18 million verdict a jury awarded him in 2010.

“This is a journey that started in 1984, and it’s still going on because the city refuses to take any responsibility,” Newton told the Daily News on Thursday.
The city Law Department claims in new court papers the Second Circuit didn't weigh “whether the amount of the damages was appropriate” and “did not address the question whether the separate verdict on damages was excessive.”

All the appeals court did was decide whether the city was at fault for Newton’s wrongful incarceration, the city lawyers argue — and they now want Scheindlin to reduce the award.
Congressional GOP ‘unwilling to even talk about the budget’
“It says a lot of things, I think. It certainly does raise some questions about how serious Republicans actually are about governing the country. It also raises some questions about how confident they are in the kinds of arguments that they could make about the budget. Maybe they’re taking the Donald Trump approach to debates about the budget – they’re just not going to show up.”

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