Happy Lent

According to a Gallop Poll, 79 percent of Americans polled believed the Earth revolved around the Sun. Only 79 PERCENT!!!! This has only been proven true for just about 400 YEARS!!!!! Are Americans that dumb? Or are these are the Americans who are not taught by a Science book, but some 'OTHER' book? Are these the ones who vote for wacko's like G. W. Bush just because he believes in the same superstitions as yourself? Even though his policies go against the very nature of that 'OTHER' book.

I know some of you are saying, "But J Ho, not all those people are religious believers, some might just be not smart enough to know the answer." Exactly!! Some (a very small number) are the moronically stupid who never learned anything, but what does that have to say about the majority of that percentage who believe it because a 2000 year old book says so?

Are these the same wacko's who immediately vote for 'Huckleberry' Huckabee just because he is a Southern Baptist Minister? Imagine if he ends up in a position of power in Washington: Mike Huckabee, Secretary of Education, "Today class, we are gonna learn how to handle snakes. Get out you Bible's and turn to Mark 16:17-18. It says,
'And these signs shall follow them that believe: In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues. They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.'

Now, class, turn to Luke 10:19 and repeat after me,
'Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.'"

I am so depressed 21 percent of America can actually believe some of this bullshit. If the 'OTHER' book is true throughout, then the Sun revolves around the Earth, the Earth is 8,000 years old, and handling poisonous snakes will make you invincible. Now I am no lawyer, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express one night, but the definition of credibility is "capable of being believed; believable" As in a credible statement. Well, those three truths above are not true, thus the credibility of the 'OTHER' book is very low in my book.

21 percent of America. That's a big number. The number is growing every day. Those freaks have like 6 children a piece (and they are all home-schooled with Bible study and a little truth speckled in there to pass the state's requirements). 21 percent. That is a big enough percentage to elect a President (McCain) who says we might be in Iraq for '100 years'. And elected a President who started his holy war to begin with. 21 percent. Staunch right wing ultra conservatives who will not deviate from their positions who will vote for anyone who is old, rich, white, republican, church goer, flag wearin', NASCAR watchin', god fearin' male, no matter what his policy really is. No matter how corrupt this person is, as long as Rush Limbaugh likes him and he is seen going to church on Sunday and he makes reference to Intelligent Design being equal with EVOLUTION, they get the vote.

Meanwhile, Hillary and Obama are fighting for control of the Democratic Party. Both are about tied in the number of delegates each have and the decision for the Party's Nomination won't be decided until maybe the Democratic Convention. This could split the Party in two, and the bickering and warring factions and a possible third party candidate could break the Democratic Party in sections: with no-one having a majority of the population's consent. That's where that 21 percent comes in. They are like a rock. They don't change. Sure, Huckabee is pretty much out of it and McCain likely has the Republican Nomination, but that 21 percent is gonna vote for the Republican all the time because that is what the preachers say to vote for, that is what Fox NEWS says to vote for, that is what talk radio will start saying to vote for (once it is decided McCain can't be beat). That, along with some of the other 79 percent, will probably put McCain in the White House. Get ready for many more Lent's in Iraq.
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More Truthful Quotes

# The fact that a believer is happier than a sceptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality. - George Bernard Shaw

# Faith means not wanting to know what is true. - Friedrich Nietzsche

# I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. - Frank Lloyd Wright

# We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who
creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes. - Gene Roddenberry

# To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today. - Isaac Asimov

# A man is accepted into a church for what he believes and he is turned out for what he knows. - Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)

# Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the
rulers as useful. - Seneca the Younger

# Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned. - Anonymous

# Not only is there no god, but try getting a plumber on weekends. - Woody Allen

# If I were not an atheist, I would believe in a God who would choose to save people on the basis of the totality of their lives and not the pattern of their words. I think he would prefer an honest and righteous atheist to a TV preacher whose every
word is God, God, God, and whose every deed is foul, foul, foul. - Isaac Asimov

# Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination. - Edward Abbey

# With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion. - Steven Weinberg

# I still say a church steeple with a lightning rod on top shows a lack of confidence. - Doug McLeod

# The world holds two classes of men - intelligent men without religion, and religious men without intelligence. - Abu’l‐Ala al Ma’arri

# Since the Bible and the church are obviously mistaken in telling us where we came from, how can we trust them to tell us where we are going? - Anonymous

# I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice
it always coincides with their own desires. - Susan B. Anthony

# The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike. - Delos B. McKown

# Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer. - Anonymous

# Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation; all of which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, even if religion vanished; but religious superstition dismounts all these and erects an absolute monarchy in the minds of men. - Francis Bacon

# The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully. - Richard Dawkins

# A God who kept tinkering with the universe was absurd; a God who interfered with human freedom and creativity was tyrant. If God is seen as a self in a world of his own, an ego that relates to a thought, a cause separate from its effect. he becomes a being, not Being itself. An omnipotent, all‐knowing tyrant is not so different from earthly dictators who make everything and everybody mere cogs in the machine which they controlled. An atheism that rejects such a God is amply justified. - Karen Armstrong

# It is not as in the Bible, that God created man in his own image. But, on the contrary, man created God in his own image. - Ludwig Feuerbach

# People ask me what I think about that woman priest thing. What, a woman priest? Women priests. Great, great. Now there’s priests of both sexes I don’t listen to. - Bill Hicks

# All the biblical miracles will at last disappear with the progress of science. - Matthew Arnold

# Blind faith is an ironic gift to return to the Creator of human intelligence. - Anonymous

# Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one. - Richard Dawkins

# What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof. - Christopher Hitchens

# In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point. - Friedrich Nietzsche

# It will yet be the proud boast of women that they never contributed a line to the Bible. - George W. Foote

# On the first day, man created God. - Anonymous

# I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours. - Stephen Roberts

# You do not need the Bible to justify love, but no better tool has been invented to justify hate. - Richard A. Weatherwax

# What’s “God”? Well, you know, when you want something really bad and you close your eyes and you wish for it? God’s the guy that ignores you. - Steve Buscemi

# As far as I can tell from studying the scriptures, all you do in heaven is pretty much just sit around all day and praise the Lord. I don’t know about you, but I think that after the first, oh, I don’t know, 50,000,000 years of that I’d start to get a little bored. - Rick Reynolds

# Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime; give a man religion and he will die praying for a fish. - Anonymous
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Pushing It Under The Rug

As you have read in my previous post about the electronic voter machine fraud accusations placed to the NeoCons, here is our government in action trying to figure all the glaring errors out: They slide it under the rug. When you want to rig an election, do you do it with so much hubris that you just make all Republicans win? or do you erase, change certain areas to keep a few key individuals in power? How can so many votes disappear? How can mostly poorer, black neighborhoods have broken, faulty machines which stranded mostly poor, black citizens in voting lines for hours while affluent, white areas are in and out in ten minutes? Isn't each area part of the same country? Aren't we meshed together under unity of our supposed blind justice and democratic system? Makes you wonder why people say there are TWO AMERICA'S. Read more!


Truthful Quotes

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who served as the 34th President of the United States (1953–1961). During the Second World War, he served as Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe, with responsibility for planning and supervising the successful invasion of France and Germany in 1944-45. In 1951, he became the first supreme commander of NATO.

Eisenhower was elected the 34th President as a Republican, serving for two terms. As President, he oversaw the cease-fire of the Korean War, kept up the pressure on the Soviet Union during the Cold War, made nuclear weapons a higher defense priority, launched the Space Race, enlarged the Social Security program, and began the Interstate Highway System.

These are some of his famous quotes I have happened upon. He may have been the last 'truthful' Republican President we will ever see. He was a military man who feared what the military was about to become thanks to the huge gear-up of our military working with private corporations to produce large amounts of weaponry. Once these companies get a taste of that government war chest, they don't ever want to let go of it.

It's hard to believe that a Republican would be the person behind these lines below. If he were running for President today, Rush Limbaugh would be lambasting him as much as Rush is attacking John McCain. Rush would call him a Liberal. Here are his quotes:

"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist."

"Only Americans can hurt America."

"The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without."

"There is no glory in battle worth the blood it costs."

"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."

"We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex."

"Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels - men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion."

"We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizen can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals." Read more!