President Obama has just vetoed the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. It is a very courageous act since the Keystone XL Pipeline is backed by the power and wealth of Big Oil. Barack Obama’s political courage is why he has my unwavering support.
John McCain wants to send 10,000 American troops to fight ISIS. Before and after his Presidency, TR volunteered to raise a troop of volunteers, train them, and then lead them personally in combat in wars he supported. If McCain wants American ground troops fighting ISIS, then he should recruit volunteers, help equip them, pay for their training, and then lead them in battle. If not, he should shut up.
One of our cats likes to drink at the sink from a running faucet. Recently she refused a chance to drink. I told my wife that you can lead a cat to water, but you can’t make her drink. My wife said, ‘That’s a horse.’ I said ‘Horses are bigger.’ That’s the difference between cats and horses.
Nothing could be plainer than John Boehner
In the morning, noon and night
Nothing could be finer
Than to be in Carolina
When the Republicans are in bloom
With the scent of freshly minted cash
Added to the GOP stash from the Kochs
Citizens United unites citizens of the 1%
Against the rest of us
We are reverting to a monarchy
Replacing King George 3 with King Cash.
Originally posted on mykeystrokes.com:
At the National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama made a statement that you wouldn’t expect to be controversial: violence in the name of religion is a global problem and it’s bad.
He referenced the war in Syria, the killings in Nigeria, anti-Semitism’s resurgence in Europe and religious violence in India. He admitted that it can be hard to “counteract such intolerance. But God compels us to try.” Then he offered a longer thought about humility:
Humanity has been grappling with these questions throughout human history. And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.
The subsequent controversy fuelled by right-wing American commentators and politicians has shown that…
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