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  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 10,835
    PJ_Soul said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    The party of fear, hate, and ignorance....

    GOP Lawmakers Want To Remove Vice Chairman For Being Muslim

    https://hillreporter.com/tarrant-county-texas-gop-voting-to-remove-muslim-vice-chairman-20679


    Yeah, that's not fucking legal.

    . This (Shafi) story has gained national attention and has put the party in a bad light, all thanks to the actions of a few.”


    So is it a few or is it the GOP there?  Regardless it’s crazy. Though I think a few here would like to remove any politician with any religious beliefs ;)


    I don't care if politicians religious beliefs at all (caring about that would disqualify nearly everyone, lol). I only care if they apply their religious beliefs to their decision making or overall platform, outside of the "do no harm" kinds of beliefs, since those should be held by all people, religious or not.
    Their religious beliefs are their morals....so you want them to ignore their beliefs when they govern? Thats a pretty tough thing to do I bet. I’d bet you’d govern by your morals and beliefs.

    I completely disagree that religious beliefs are their morals. If that were true, I and other Atheists would have no morals, which is not the case.
    Yes, I expect them to ignore their religious beliefs. I.e. I expect them to ignore their anti-abortionist or anti-gay sentiments, for example, as they apply to their jobs because they go against the constitution. Politicians have to abide by the law and the constitution (or Charter of Rights) and by what is best for the citizens under those rules, NOT by their religious beliefs. If their religious beliefs (or morals) coincide with what is demanded by law and constitution, that's nice for everybody.
    Fair enough. Good discussion. I actually tend to align with you but have had some discussions with friends recently.

    Although I don’t think ignoring anti-abortion is even a religious thing ;). Cause I ain’t religious at all and I wouldn’t ignore it.


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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 44,668
    edited January 9
    PJ_Soul said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    The party of fear, hate, and ignorance....

    GOP Lawmakers Want To Remove Vice Chairman For Being Muslim

    https://hillreporter.com/tarrant-county-texas-gop-voting-to-remove-muslim-vice-chairman-20679


    Yeah, that's not fucking legal.

    . This (Shafi) story has gained national attention and has put the party in a bad light, all thanks to the actions of a few.”


    So is it a few or is it the GOP there?  Regardless it’s crazy. Though I think a few here would like to remove any politician with any religious beliefs ;)


    I don't care if politicians religious beliefs at all (caring about that would disqualify nearly everyone, lol). I only care if they apply their religious beliefs to their decision making or overall platform, outside of the "do no harm" kinds of beliefs, since those should be held by all people, religious or not.
    Their religious beliefs are their morals....so you want them to ignore their beliefs when they govern? Thats a pretty tough thing to do I bet. I’d bet you’d govern by your morals and beliefs.

    I completely disagree that religious beliefs are their morals. If that were true, I and other Atheists would have no morals, which is not the case.
    Yes, I expect them to ignore their religious beliefs. I.e. I expect them to ignore their anti-abortionist or anti-gay sentiments, for example, as they apply to their jobs because they go against the constitution. Politicians have to abide by the law and the constitution (or Charter of Rights) and by what is best for the citizens under those rules, NOT by their religious beliefs. If their religious beliefs (or morals) coincide with what is demanded by law and constitution, that's nice for everybody.
    Fair enough. Good discussion. I actually tend to align with you but have had some discussions with friends recently.

    Although I don’t think ignoring anti-abortion is even a religious thing ;). Cause I ain’t religious at all and I wouldn’t ignore it.


    Well, I don't expect anti-abortionists to get abortions themselves. I'm not unreasonable. ;)

    FWIW, this expectation is actually realistic, apparently. Stephen Harper, Canada's ex (awful) Conservative Prime Minister is a complete hardcore Christian fundamentalist. But I absolutely give him full credit for not really bringing that into his leadership. He never even tried to politicize abortion or gay marriage, and never did anything else that made me feel like he was ruling via his religious beliefs either. I hate his fucking guts and he did tons of sinister, shitty things IMO, but I'm still willing to compliment him for that at least. In fact, many Canadians didn't even know he's really religious, and are genuinely surprised to discover what a huge Bible thumper he actually is (once you find out though, it's not surprising for long... he totally looks like a fundamentalist :lol: ). 
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  • Lerxst1992Lerxst1992 Posts: 699
    PJ_Soul said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    The party of fear, hate, and ignorance....

    GOP Lawmakers Want To Remove Vice Chairman For Being Muslim

    https://hillreporter.com/tarrant-county-texas-gop-voting-to-remove-muslim-vice-chairman-20679


    Yeah, that's not fucking legal.

    . This (Shafi) story has gained national attention and has put the party in a bad light, all thanks to the actions of a few.”


    So is it a few or is it the GOP there?  Regardless it’s crazy. Though I think a few here would like to remove any politician with any religious beliefs ;)


    I don't care if politicians religious beliefs at all (caring about that would disqualify nearly everyone, lol). I only care if they apply their religious beliefs to their decision making or overall platform, outside of the "do no harm" kinds of beliefs, since those should be held by all people, religious or not.
    Their religious beliefs are their morals....so you want them to ignore their beliefs when they govern? Thats a pretty tough thing to do I bet. I’d bet you’d govern by your morals and beliefs.

    I completely disagree that religious beliefs are their morals. If that were true, I and other Atheists would have no morals, which is not the case.
    Yes, I expect them to ignore their religious beliefs. I.e. I expect them to ignore their anti-abortionist or anti-gay sentiments, for example, as they apply to their jobs because they go against the constitution. Politicians have to abide by the law and the constitution (or Charter of Rights) and by what is best for the citizens under those rules, NOT by their religious beliefs. If their religious beliefs (or morals) coincide with what is demanded by law and constitution, that's nice for everybody.
    Fair enough. Good discussion. I actually tend to align with you but have had some discussions with friends recently.

    Although I don’t think ignoring anti-abortion is even a religious thing ;). Cause I ain’t religious at all and I wouldn’t ignore it.


    Well, I don't expect anti-abortionists to get abortions themselves. I'm not unreasonable. ;)

    FWIW, this expectation is actually realistic, apparently. Stephen Harper, Canada's ex (awful) Conservative Prime Minister is a complete hardcore Christian fundamentalist. But I absolutely give him full credit for not really bringing that into his leadership. He never even tried to politicize abortion or gay marriage, and never did anything else that made me feel like he was ruling via his religious beliefs either. I hate his fucking guts and he did tons of sinister, shitty things IMO, but I'm still willing to compliment him for that at least. In fact, many Canadians didn't even know he's really religious, and are genuinely surprised to discover what a huge Bible thumper he actually is (once you find out though, it's not surprising for long... he totally looks like a fundamentalist :lol: ). 

    The danger we have here is we have 40% of voters will never vote democrat because of this issue. Gives the GOP a nice little lead at the bottom of the first.

    Is there such a loyal voting block in Canda? I surmise if there was such a passionate core group, it would draw politicians to their cause?



  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 16,626
    PJ_Soul said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    The party of fear, hate, and ignorance....

    GOP Lawmakers Want To Remove Vice Chairman For Being Muslim

    https://hillreporter.com/tarrant-county-texas-gop-voting-to-remove-muslim-vice-chairman-20679


    Yeah, that's not fucking legal.

    . This (Shafi) story has gained national attention and has put the party in a bad light, all thanks to the actions of a few.”


    So is it a few or is it the GOP there?  Regardless it’s crazy. Though I think a few here would like to remove any politician with any religious beliefs ;)


    I don't care if politicians religious beliefs at all (caring about that would disqualify nearly everyone, lol). I only care if they apply their religious beliefs to their decision making or overall platform, outside of the "do no harm" kinds of beliefs, since those should be held by all people, religious or not.
    Their religious beliefs are their morals....so you want them to ignore their beliefs when they govern? Thats a pretty tough thing to do I bet. I’d bet you’d govern by your morals and beliefs.

    I completely disagree that religious beliefs are their morals. If that were true, I and other Atheists would have no morals, which is not the case.
    Yes, I expect them to ignore their religious beliefs. I.e. I expect them to ignore their anti-abortionist or anti-gay sentiments, for example, as they apply to their jobs because they go against the constitution. Politicians have to abide by the law and the constitution (or Charter of Rights) and by what is best for the citizens under those rules, NOT by their religious beliefs. If their religious beliefs (or morals) coincide with what is demanded by law and constitution, that's nice for everybody.
    Fair enough. Good discussion. I actually tend to align with you but have had some discussions with friends recently.

    Although I don’t think ignoring anti-abortion is even a religious thing ;). Cause I ain’t religious at all and I wouldn’t ignore it.


    Well, I don't expect anti-abortionists to get abortions themselves. I'm not unreasonable. ;)

    FWIW, this expectation is actually realistic, apparently. Stephen Harper, Canada's ex (awful) Conservative Prime Minister is a complete hardcore Christian fundamentalist. But I absolutely give him full credit for not really bringing that into his leadership. He never even tried to politicize abortion or gay marriage, and never did anything else that made me feel like he was ruling via his religious beliefs either. I hate his fucking guts and he did tons of sinister, shitty things IMO, but I'm still willing to compliment him for that at least. In fact, many Canadians didn't even know he's really religious, and are genuinely surprised to discover what a huge Bible thumper he actually is (once you find out though, it's not surprising for long... he totally looks like a fundamentalist :lol: ). 
    i'm pretty sure harper didn't bring those issues into his politics not because of some morality he had about separation of church and state, rather knowing it would have been political suicide. 
    I can see shit now. 
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 44,668
    edited January 9
    PJ_Soul said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    The party of fear, hate, and ignorance....

    GOP Lawmakers Want To Remove Vice Chairman For Being Muslim

    https://hillreporter.com/tarrant-county-texas-gop-voting-to-remove-muslim-vice-chairman-20679


    Yeah, that's not fucking legal.

    . This (Shafi) story has gained national attention and has put the party in a bad light, all thanks to the actions of a few.”


    So is it a few or is it the GOP there?  Regardless it’s crazy. Though I think a few here would like to remove any politician with any religious beliefs ;)


    I don't care if politicians religious beliefs at all (caring about that would disqualify nearly everyone, lol). I only care if they apply their religious beliefs to their decision making or overall platform, outside of the "do no harm" kinds of beliefs, since those should be held by all people, religious or not.
    Their religious beliefs are their morals....so you want them to ignore their beliefs when they govern? Thats a pretty tough thing to do I bet. I’d bet you’d govern by your morals and beliefs.

    I completely disagree that religious beliefs are their morals. If that were true, I and other Atheists would have no morals, which is not the case.
    Yes, I expect them to ignore their religious beliefs. I.e. I expect them to ignore their anti-abortionist or anti-gay sentiments, for example, as they apply to their jobs because they go against the constitution. Politicians have to abide by the law and the constitution (or Charter of Rights) and by what is best for the citizens under those rules, NOT by their religious beliefs. If their religious beliefs (or morals) coincide with what is demanded by law and constitution, that's nice for everybody.
    Fair enough. Good discussion. I actually tend to align with you but have had some discussions with friends recently.

    Although I don’t think ignoring anti-abortion is even a religious thing ;). Cause I ain’t religious at all and I wouldn’t ignore it.


    Well, I don't expect anti-abortionists to get abortions themselves. I'm not unreasonable. ;)

    FWIW, this expectation is actually realistic, apparently. Stephen Harper, Canada's ex (awful) Conservative Prime Minister is a complete hardcore Christian fundamentalist. But I absolutely give him full credit for not really bringing that into his leadership. He never even tried to politicize abortion or gay marriage, and never did anything else that made me feel like he was ruling via his religious beliefs either. I hate his fucking guts and he did tons of sinister, shitty things IMO, but I'm still willing to compliment him for that at least. In fact, many Canadians didn't even know he's really religious, and are genuinely surprised to discover what a huge Bible thumper he actually is (once you find out though, it's not surprising for long... he totally looks like a fundamentalist :lol: ). 

    The danger we have here is we have 40% of voters will never vote democrat because of this issue. Gives the GOP a nice little lead at the bottom of the first.

    Is there such a loyal voting block in Canda? I surmise if there was such a passionate core group, it would draw politicians to their cause?



    Canadians generally understand the value of the separation of Church and State. Politicians don't generally dare to bring religion into it. Our "loyal voting blocks" mainly revolve around economics, the energy sector, environmental policy, and social issues such as crime and immigration and stuff like that. Gay marriage was instituted a very long time ago with basically zero controversy and without controversy since, the new doctor assisted suicide laws came in with very little controversy like that - the main issue there was actually that the rules surrounding it are too restrictive - abortion never really comes up at all.... Canadians just aren't religious nuts when it goes against our Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Generally speaking. Nothing close to what the USA is like in this context. Now of course we do have some anti-gay freaks who have issues on a local level, trying to prevent gay and trans issues to be taught or supported in schools (they think their kids can be converted to gayness :lol: ), but they are soundly shot down every time, at least so far.
    Post edited by PJ_Soul on
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  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 10,301
    PJ_Soul said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    The party of fear, hate, and ignorance....

    GOP Lawmakers Want To Remove Vice Chairman For Being Muslim

    https://hillreporter.com/tarrant-county-texas-gop-voting-to-remove-muslim-vice-chairman-20679


    Yeah, that's not fucking legal.

    . This (Shafi) story has gained national attention and has put the party in a bad light, all thanks to the actions of a few.”


    So is it a few or is it the GOP there?  Regardless it’s crazy. Though I think a few here would like to remove any politician with any religious beliefs ;)


    I don't care if politicians religious beliefs at all (caring about that would disqualify nearly everyone, lol). I only care if they apply their religious beliefs to their decision making or overall platform, outside of the "do no harm" kinds of beliefs, since those should be held by all people, religious or not.
    Their religious beliefs are their morals....so you want them to ignore their beliefs when they govern? Thats a pretty tough thing to do I bet. I’d bet you’d govern by your morals and beliefs.

    I completely disagree that religious beliefs are their morals. If that were true, I and other Atheists would have no morals, which is not the case.
    Yes, I expect them to ignore their religious beliefs. I.e. I expect them to ignore their anti-abortionist or anti-gay sentiments, for example, as they apply to their jobs because they go against the constitution. Politicians have to abide by the law and the constitution (or Charter of Rights) and by what is best for the citizens under those rules, NOT by their religious beliefs. If their religious beliefs (or morals) coincide with what is demanded by law and constitution, that's nice for everybody.
    Fair enough. Good discussion. I actually tend to align with you but have had some discussions with friends recently.

    Although I don’t think ignoring anti-abortion is even a religious thing ;). Cause I ain’t religious at all and I wouldn’t ignore it.


    There are anti-discrimination laws in this country that protect against said action based on race, CREED, color, age, and marital status.  I don't know exactly the legal structure of the local GOP, but I'd be willing to be that removing someone for their creed would be coming awfully close, if not crossing the line.  The difference may be is because it's a vote, and you can't litigate the reason someone votes. 
  • SmellymanSmellyman AsiaPosts: 3,511
    edited January 10
    PJ_Soul said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    The party of fear, hate, and ignorance....

    GOP Lawmakers Want To Remove Vice Chairman For Being Muslim

    https://hillreporter.com/tarrant-county-texas-gop-voting-to-remove-muslim-vice-chairman-20679


    Yeah, that's not fucking legal.

    . This (Shafi) story has gained national attention and has put the party in a bad light, all thanks to the actions of a few.”


    So is it a few or is it the GOP there?  Regardless it’s crazy. Though I think a few here would like to remove any politician with any religious beliefs ;)


    I don't care if politicians religious beliefs at all (caring about that would disqualify nearly everyone, lol). I only care if they apply their religious beliefs to their decision making or overall platform, outside of the "do no harm" kinds of beliefs, since those should be held by all people, religious or not.
    Their religious beliefs are their morals....so you want them to ignore their beliefs when they govern? Thats a pretty tough thing to do I bet. I’d bet you’d govern by your morals and beliefs.

    I completely disagree that religious beliefs are their morals. If that were true, I and other Atheists would have no morals, which is not the case.
    Yes, I expect them to ignore their religious beliefs. I.e. I expect them to ignore their anti-abortionist or anti-gay sentiments, for example, as they apply to their jobs because they go against the constitution. Politicians have to abide by the law and the constitution (or Charter of Rights) and by what is best for the citizens under those rules, NOT by their religious beliefs. If their religious beliefs (or morals) coincide with what is demanded by law and constitution, that's nice for everybody.
    Ture that.  That's a religious narrative that only way to attain morals is threat of eternal burning in hell if you have a wank or wear cotton or men kissing men or coveting thy neighbors wife.

    When not in threat of burning in hell or dangling the carrot of eternal bliss in heaven, you realize the only thing that is precious is life.  Being conscience is the greatest gift especially on this beautiful planet.
    Post edited by Smellyman on
  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 20,052
    If accurate... those two tweets detailing the Republican demographics are the most damning things I've seen on the MT.

    I'm not kidding.
    No doubt unreal .
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  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 5,786
    Another classy repub......
     An Emboldened Rep. Steve King Wants to Know When “White Supremacist” Became Offensive. https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/01/steve-king-white-supremacy-trump-border-wall.html
  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 20,052
    Another classy repub......
     An Emboldened Rep. Steve King Wants to Know When “White Supremacist” Became Offensive. https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/01/steve-king-white-supremacy-trump-border-wall.html
    Despicable human ..
    jesus greets me looks just like me ....
  • CM189191CM189191 Minneapolis via ChicagoPosts: 4,131
    Another classy repub......
     An Emboldened Rep. Steve King Wants to Know When “White Supremacist” Became Offensive. https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/01/steve-king-white-supremacy-trump-border-wall.html
    Despicable human ..
    *Deplorable
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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 9,184
    Finally the GOP starts to take some action on the reprehensible King, or at least talk about it.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/kevin-mccarthy-steve-king-white-supremacist-action_us_5c3b6509e4b0922a21d5de31?ec_carp=3340719418014702408
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  • I posted this in the America is awesome thread. I think it is more appropriate here:

    https://twitter.com/rbreich/status/1083946575146020869?s=21
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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 17,799
    These guys are so clueless. And they considered themselves presidential material? Maybe the should go to Canada with Randy Paul and hold a vigil? Such leadership.

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  • OnWis97OnWis97 St. Paul, MNPosts: 1,296
    They're selling the country out to Russia.  And they aren't even being sneaky about it.  They know they are untouchable.  Oh, how Putin must laugh.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/russia-sanctions-oleg-deripaska-gop_us_5c3f7588e4b0a8dbe16d0c82

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