Vox Populi – 4-11-2014

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  • AdLib : Rest well, Murph! Take care of yourself!

  • MurphTheSurf3 : It’s amazing how these frauds gather the faithful…well I need to run…to bed…See you Ad….

  • AdLib : Who would follow such a hateful preacher…er… he didn’t also bring his congregation to funerals with “God Hates Fags” posters, did he?

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Ad….twisted… .apparently a few in the congregation had had enough

  • AdLib : Murph – That is anti-Christian. Was he a Satanist or something? I thought we were supposed to look out for our neighbors?

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Ad From what I heard, he was making the point that looking for handouts from anyone was a sign of a weakness in character which was the doorway into sin. AND making the point that the poor had to struggle to return to prosperity through grace….bizarre .

  • AdLib : I don’t remember Jesus claiming Capital Gains.

  • AdLib : Oh! Just reread your post! So the preacher was attacking the poor as being solely responsible for their poverty because they were sinners? And there are no “good Christians” who are poor?

  • AdLib : Very interesting. What was the shouting match about? Was the preacher trying to gloss over the troubles of the poor or what?

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Looking at my district…it is very poor….I heard of an event last week in one of my local churches which has been confirmed by three other people that a shouting match broke out between the preacher and several members of his congregation. The subject: poverty as the wages of sin….

  • AdLib : Murph – When I hear about minimum wage workers being ripped off, poor people being demonized, funding for SNAP being slashed…it seems like just a matter of time until there is a real backlash against the 1% if this continues…and that includes GOP politicians.

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Ad….I thought of you in the meeting..was this the GOP trying to forge a relationship with Dems out of fear of what their own policies were creating? There is a lot of anger here in rural mo. over the medicaid expansion, food stamps, and unemploymnet

  • AdLib : Murph – This is why I never take to heart the pundit predictions about the GOP doing well. Give them enough rope in an election year and they will hang themselves. they can’t help it.

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Nite sabreen.

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Ad- that was followed up by speeches from Obama and others that race is definitely on the table.

  • AdLib : Night Sabreen! Have a great weekend!

  • Sabreen60 : Well good folks, it’s midnight here, so I’m out. Take care everyone.

  • AdLib : And Gohmert is now worth less thana Pyle.

  • AdLib : Murph – Yep, I hear asparagus stock has skyrocketed!

  • AdLib : Night Escrib! Great having you here on Vox!

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Goodnight Cat

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Ad- and whoever else is still here…did you see the Gohmert/Holder set to in the House hearing?

  • escribacat : Good night folks! Time to do some serious vegging out.

  • AdLib : Whether it comes to war or social issues, Repubs are clueless to the concept of blowback.

  • AdLib : I did hear though that there is now a rise in black market abortions, now that legal abortions are being prevented in Repub states.

  • Sabreen60 : Damn AdLib. That almost gave me angina.

  • AdLib : Night Beatlex!

  • Sabreen60 : Night Beatlex, Take care.

  • AdLib : Sabreen – That was actually an April’s Fools post (I tip it off at the end)! But the way things are going, it may end up being pretty prescient.

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Beatle…good night…

  • Beatlex : Goodnight everyone!

  • Sabreen60 : AdLib, I just read your excerpt under the headline, “New Texas Law, Pregnant….” Just WOW! This is what we have to deal with. I got the sinking feeling of being on the Titanic. Excuse the pun.

  • AdLib : Sabreen – And the best promotion for Dems is just letting Repubs speak out and vote for hateful bills.

  • AdLib : Murph – Not sure either but maybe internal polling isn’t going the Repub’s way?

  • Sabreen60 : I’m glad Dems are talking about Nov. I read that it’s unusual to talk about mid-terms this far in advance. I hope Dems will turn, because as I see it, that’s our only hope.

  • AdLib : Night KT! See you this weekend!

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Bye KT

  • AdLib : Sabreen – Yep, it’s Repub Cruel 2.0.

  • Beatlex : Goodnight KT!

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Ad My Congressman is a practical man but I still am puzzled why his people would gather a group of dem and independent organizers for coffee ktatsch

  • KillgoreTrout : Well folks, I gotta sign off for now. See ya on the music thread.

  • AdLib : Murph – Despite the MSM memes, I don’t think the Repubs have the advantage that the MSM is purporting. On all the major issues, from gun control to raising the minimum wage and pay equity for women, the Repubs are opposing the majority of voters.

  • Sabreen60 : Isn’t this pretty much the same budget Ryan put forth with Romney – only a lot worse.

  • KillgoreTrout : Fortunately Ad, I think the bagger’s numbers are down to about 20% or less.

  • AdLib : So…vote for Republicans because they will strip 10 million americans of health insurance, turn Medicare into a voucher system with health care no longer guaranteed, raise the age or limitations on receiving Social Security, slash aid programs for the poor and especially, poor single mothers. And they support forcing women to have babies. Sounds like a winner to me!

  • Beatlex : Lousier people in general KT

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Ad. I agree. I went to a meeting last week held by my GOP Congressman’s staff. They worked very hard to convince a group of us that working with their boss would be to our benefit….was that desperation….o dd given that his district is Red through and through – I did not and still do not understand the purpose of the meeting.

  • KillgoreTrout : Beatle, the baggers are lousy politicians.

  • AdLib : KT – You said it so much more precisely and briefly. Indeed, their hubris will be their downfall. There pandering to the extremists will create a backlash among all but that minority of voters who are Baggers.

  • KillgoreTrout : Absolutely Murph. And they will.

  • Beatlex : KillgoreTrout,ex actly! the idiot gave the Dem’s a gift to run on,what a maroon!

  • MurphTheSurf3 : KT…the Dems have to ply this up to the nth degree.

  • AdLib : Murph – And it will be an albatross around the GOP’s neck in November. Cutting SS and Medicare? Slashing programs for the poor and middle class? Just to cut a deficit no one but they really have at the top of their list of concerns now? I see a hole being dug that can bury the Repubs and Ryan’s Presidential aspirations.

  • KillgoreTrout : Ryan just did the dems a big favor. The baggers will never learn.

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Ad Lib…the Ryan budget and the vote of the GOP for it is RR’s legacy writ larger.

  • AdLib : Beatlex – Well said! The GOP has indeed become the official political party of the mentally ill.

  • AdLib : KT – Yep, that makes more sense, crazier than usual!