I Want These Lego Slippers

They’re $12.50/pair from Thinkgeek: one size, red or blue, 3X2 only, and have thick enough soles to cushion even the most violent Lego/bare-foot impact. (via Geeky Merch)

 

Sen. Barbara Boxer Reprimands the GOP By Saying Out Loud What America Has Been Thinking

Retiring California Senator Barbara Boxer (D) has had it up to here with Republican hypocricy and whining. On Tuesday, she took time to tell off the GOP for everything they are doing wrong to paralyze Congress, not respecting the president or American people, threatening to shut down Homeland Security, and otherwise say what only an outgoing senator would dare to say.

Here are some excerpts via Daily Kos:

We all know Republicans won in huge numbers in the 2014 election, and they took over the United States Senate and they run it. They run it. Or at least they’re trying to run it. And let’s be clear, less than eight weeks after they took  over the Senate, we are facing a shutdown; a shutdown of the very agency that protects the health, the safety, the lives, of the American people – the Department of Homeland Security.
They’re shutting down the program that funds our police officers back home, our firefighters, our first responders. Any way you look at it, this is a national disgrace. And think about what our friends abroad, and those who are not our friends, are thinking about this.
Republicans say, ‘Oh, we’re in danger, we have to go to go to war, put combat troops on the ground!’ But they’re wiling to shut down the department that protects Americans here in the homeland, from a terrorist attack.
How does it make sense, at a time when we’re facing serious threats to our national security, to furlough 30,000, thirty thousand,department of homeland security workers, and to force more than 100,000 frontline homeland security personnel to work without pay?
Why don’t theses senators go without their pay?
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“I thought they were the party of ‘family values.’ Show me where that’s true? Ripping families apart? I thought they were the party of ‘economic prosperity.’ Show me how that’s true, when we know from study after study show that one of the greatest things we can do for our economy and job creation is get people out of the shadows so they can go buy a home and hold a good job. They (Republicans) can’t or won’t pass an immigration bill. They will not do their job. So when the president steps in and does his job, they say, ‘Oh, this is terrible!Let’s shutdown a totally unrelated department. The Department of Homeland Security.

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The Center for American Progress, states it would cost more than $50 Billion to deport the entire population that the president is protecting.

And here’s the deal – I’ve never heard of a Republican (and I will stand corrected if any Republican corrects me) I’ve never heard of a Republican complaining when President Eisenhower used his executive order power to help immigrants, when President Nixon did the same thing to protect immigrants, when President Ronald Reagan, their hero, protected immigrants, when George Bush Sr. protected immigrants, when George W. protected immigrants, they all used their authority.

The Center for American Progress, states it would cost more than $50 Billion to deport the entire population that the president is protecting.

And here’s the deal – I’ve never heard of a Republican (and I will stand corrected if any Republican corrects me) I’ve never heard of a Republican complaining when President Eisenhower used his executive order power to help immigrants, when President Nixon did the same thing to protect immigrants, when President Ronald Reagan, their hero, protected immigrants, when George Bush Sr. protected immigrants, when George W. protected immigrants, they all used their authority.

Show me one Republican that stood up and said, ‘Oh this is outrageous! Let’s impeach the president. But it’s president Obama. And they’re annoyed because he won twice. Sorry. Sorry. Wake up and smell the roses. He IS the President.
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So I say to my Republican friends. There’s s presidential race coming. Forget this last one. Get over it. Okay? Let’s work together. Listen, I served with five presidents. I’m a strong Democrat. Everyone will tell you that. But I respect the office of the presidency. If I didn’t agree with Ronald Reagan, I came down here and said it. But we had the respect back and forth. If we lost, we lost. And we moved on. And that worked both ways. I know what it is not to like the policies of a president. I get it. But don’t overdue it and make it so personal. Get on with it. Grow up. Do your job, you know? Do your job! Have respect for the office of the presidency. Don’t suddenly say executive orders are bad when the president you don’t like does it, but you don’t say one word when a Republican president does the same thing!

Well, there you go. I don’t know if anything will match my happiness with this speech anytime soon.

Today’s Gratuitous “Lost Boys”

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The Lost Boys by Barry Marre. More at Homotography.

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Hey! The Anti-Gay AFA Now Has Its Own Anti-Christian “Bigotry Map”!

imageIt seems the American Family Association (AFA) has not taken its hate group label well. The group has published its own “bigotry map” and it is full of color, fun and interactive. Basically, if you are a pro-gay, Atheist, Humanist, Secular or some other god-hatin’ group, you made the cut:

These groups are deeply intolerant towards the Christian religion. Their objectives are to silence Christians and to remove all public displays of Christian heritage and faith in America.

A common practice of these groups is threatening our nation’s schools, cities and states. By threat of lawsuit, they demand prayer removed from schools and city council meetings, Ten Commandments monuments stricken from courthouses and memorial crosses purged from cemeteries and parks.

Because of anti-Christian bigotry, private business owners have been sued and forced to close their business. Families and businesses that express a Christian worldview on social issues often face vicious retaliation from bigoted anti-Christian zealots.

Some members or supporters of these groups have committed violent crimes against Christians and faith-based groups. Physical and profane verbal assaults against Christians are methods frequently exercised in their angry methods of intimidation.

via The AFA Strikes Back With Its Own Anti-Christian ‘Bigotry Map’ | Right Wing Watch.

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Scott Lively Warns That SCOTUS Could Unleash The Antichrist By September 2015

Mr. ‘Crimes Against Humanity’ Scott Lively still hates gays:

As Lively sees it, if gay marriage becomes legal we can all “expect some sort of severe judgment to fall on America in conjunction with this process” but the “coming calamity will almost certainly be a part of some larger act of God’s punishment on the entire world, most likely the Great Tribulation prophesied by Jesus in the Olivet Discourse,” signaling the End Times.

He warns that gay marriage will unleash the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, which will take the form “gay theology,” war, famine, and a “massive harvest of the grim reaper” of the souls of all who have died in the chaos. That, in turn, will give rise to the Antichrist by late September, which will result in full-scale persecution of Christians and the end of the world:

So, if you’ve been eagerly awaiting the live version of Revelations, this may be your chance.

In case you are not familiar with Lively, he was instrumental in Uganda’s “kill the gays” proposed law and has linked gays to pedophilia. He is obsessed with LGBTs and is likely the most extreme of anti-gay activists on the globe. He encouraged Russia to “criminalize the public advocacy of homosexuality.” Guess what? They did.

via Scott Lively Warns That SCOTUS Could Unleash The Antichrist By September 2015 | Right Wing Watch.

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