The choice is clear: Pope Francis or the GOP? Republicans V. Pope Francis on Cuba WATCH the Tango Danced in St. Peter’s Sq

According to press reports,  Pope Francis had quite a 78th birthday. The pontiff began Wednesday with prayers and a birthday celebration with tango dancers near St. Peter’s Square. His day ended with a historic diplomatic breakthrough between Cuba and the United States — and the disclosure that the Argentine pope played a key role as broker.Francis is being credited for helping bridge the divide by first sending letters to President Obama and President Raúl Castro of Cuba, and then having t … [Read more...]

Will 7 years of GOP racist attacks on Obama pay off? That’s all this election is about. GOP “win” = a win for bigots.

Will 7 years of GOP racist attacks on Obama pay off? That's all this election is about. GOP "win" = a win for bigots. Frank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest book --WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace Available now on Amazon  Follow Frank on Twitter www.twitter.com/frank_schaeffer See Frank’s paintings http://www.frankschaefferart.com/ Follow Frank on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/frank.schaeffer.16 Contact Frank at http://www … [Read more...]

 The Hysteria Surrounding the Ebola “Issue” is the Perfect Lens to Look at BOTH Secular and Religious Dumb and Dumber America Through

Jeff Daniels Says Jim Carrey 'Dumb & Dumber'And now to our Ebola/election year present... Evangelical control of the right wing has fused with secular stupidity to create a perfect storm of willful ignorance. Our American reaction to the Ebola “crisis” is the actual crisis.The hysteria surrounding the Ebola “issue” is the perfect lens to look at ourselves through. What we see exposed is the root cause of both our failed religious and secular anti-education "cultures." What we see is h … [Read more...]

Here’s (some of) what’s at Stake if the Republicans Take the Senate

WARIf Republicans gain the Senate majority in November, President Barack Obama will face pressure from Congress to send ground troops into Iraq and Syria."Frankly, I know of no military expert who believes we are going to defeat ISIS with this present strategy," Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said at a Pacific Council on International Policy conference on last Saturday."We may be able to 'contain,' but to actually defeat ISIS is going to require more boots on the ground, more vigorous … [Read more...]

The Ten Things the GOP Won’t Thank President Obama For in 2014

Here's Ten Things the GOP Won’t Thank President Obama For in 2014...1. Thank President Obama for bringing the economy back from the brink 2.  Thank President Obama for ending two useless wars W started 3.  Thank President Obama for the record high of the stock market 4.  Thank President Obama for the big improvement in employment numbers 5.  Thank President Obama for succeeding in spite of the GOP in keeping the government open 6.  Thank President Obama for not calling the Tea Party … [Read more...]

Just How Stupid, Mean and Spiteful is the Evangelical-Controlled GOP/Tea Party South? Here’s How Stupid

"What we could see, 10 years from now, is a Mason-Dixon line of health care... And [the GOP South] is doing it out of spite. Elsewhere, the expansion of Medicaid, the health care program for the poor, has been one of the few success stories of Obamacare... One side (with exceptions for conservative Midwest and mountain states) would be the insured North, a place where health care coverage was affordable and available to most people..."On the other side would be the uninsured South, where … [Read more...]

Jesus Ate a $95,000 Truffle: The Evangelical GOP Worships Wealth, So Kiss Jesus, Justice, Fairness and America Goodbye

Just how nuts has the wealth-to-middle class disparity has gotten? Read this while thinking about how the evangelicals -- who once said they follow Jesus -- have become the bedrock of GOP/Ayn Rand GREED-IS-GOOD "policy" to cut government help for the poor and middle class and fight health care reform to give the poor medical care, while lowering taxes and regulations on the super wealthy.To the extent that the GOP/wealth alliance depends on the evangelicals like Ted Cruz and the Tea Party to … [Read more...]

To Obama Haters: The Actual Evidence of Obama’s Achievements Shows You’re on the Wrong Side of History— Again

 There are Obama haters aplenty, have been from Day One: Snooty left wingers have offered advice he should have, could have, would have followed to success if the president had just listened to his white betters in the media. Hate-filled right wing bigots have jostled to be the loudest claiming Obama isn't a "real American," not one of us, from somewhere else, a liar, a communist, a Muslim, the anti-Christ... and that's just a start.Economists have lined up on all sides to predict … [Read more...]


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