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    Quote Originally Posted by Shining Trapezohedron View Post
    Transphobic NC Former Governor Pat McCrory can't find a job because he's a bigot


    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefi...s-made-it-hard
    invisible man already posted that yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IheartBatman View Post
    To be fair, you could replace Christianity with Islam in those cartoons and it would be the same.
    The difference is that in Muslim countries, they have already made oppression of homosexuals the law of the land and there's not much political cartoonists in the US can do about it. However, they can still speak out against Christian fundamentalists who are trying to make oppression of homosexuals the law of the land in the US. You fight the battles you actually have a chance of winning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malvolio View Post
    You fight the battles you actually have a chance of winning.
    This is true, there is no way we can change Saudi Araboa, Qtar and others stances but if we can teach their newest generation, the one that comes to western countries to study, the one that is more aware of the outside world then maybe they can promote changes in their countries.

    Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a good example of someone trying to do that.
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    Rex "Wayne" Tillerson has his own e-mail scandal.

    Will we get to see Clinton's face again when she reads about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IheartBatman View Post
    To be fair, you could replace Christianity with Islam in those cartoons and it would be the same.
    Wouldn't be the same.

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    Major Iowa paper drops the hammer on the GOP: If you disagree with Steve King’s racism — end his career

    Kings’ remarks made racist David Duke’s day—“GOD BLESS STEVE KING!!! …Sanity reigns supreme in Iowa’s 4th congressional district,” the white supremacist gushed. His statements were denounced by Democrats, as well as a few prominent Republicans.

    “America is a nation of immigrants. The sentiment expressed by Steve King doesn’t reflect our shared history or values,” Jeb Bush tweeted.

    In a scathing editorial calling out Republicans for their response to King, The Des Moines Register argues that the GOP must do more than tweet their opposition to white supremacy in their party. They must also stop enabling Steve King and actively work to end his political career.

    “If Steve King was your average, garden-variety bigot and was standing on a street corner while spouting his nonsense to passersby, he’d be easy to ignore. Everyone could dismiss his rants as undeserving of their attention and get on with their day, they write. “Unfortunately, King has a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. He’s a federal lawmaker. He’s on the public payroll. When he speaks, he represents — literally and figuratively — the people of Iowa.”

    The Register points out that King’s strategy here is not new: he’s always said outlandish things to get attention. But Republicans shouldn’t look the other way.

    “King’s words are predictable, but they carry weight only because he is a congressman. And he’s a congressman because, after Republican Party leaders repeatedly denounce his words in an attempt to claim the moral high ground, they then wallow in the mud by supporting King’s bids for re-election.”

    The Register calls on Republican leadership to actively oppose King when he campaigns.
    This is what is boils down to. Republican voters can still be Republicans while voting to oust guys like King and replace him with, hopefully, saner Republicans. To be honest, as much as I want the Democrats to control both House and Senate, in places that are too Red to overturn I'd be happy if they would just find saner candidates for Public office.

    Not every Republican/Conservative is as bad as him. Many are perfectly reasonable and even willing to put country over Party and work with the Dems on some things.
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    Health Policy Expert Is Confirmed as Medicare and Medicaid Administrator

    WASHINGTON — The Senate on Monday confirmed Seema Verma, a health policy expert from Indiana, to lead efforts by the Trump administration to transform Medicaid and upend the Affordable Care Act.

    By a vote of 55 to 43, the Senate approved the nomination of Ms. Verma to be the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which spends more than $1 trillion a year on programs providing health care to more than one-third of all Americans.

    Unlike most people who have held the job, Ms. Verma has extensive experience in Medicaid, a program that was expanded by President Barack Obama’s health care law and now provides coverage to more than 70 million low-income people.

    Ms. Verma was an architect of Indiana’s Medicaid program, widely seen as a model by conservatives, and she worked closely with Vice President Mike Pence when he was the state’s governor. Indiana expanded Medicaid eligibility, but emphasized “personal responsibility.” That means that beneficiaries pay premiums, contribute to health savings accounts and receive incentives for healthy behavior.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IheartBatman View Post
    To be fair, you could replace Christianity with Islam in those cartoons and it would be the same.
    Absolutely true. Our culture, our TV is a huge and simple means for drumming up anti-West sentiment.

    Heck, I just saw this piece on HuffPo of all places:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/...b0d06aa65804f1

    Indeed, many in the Kingdom [of Saudi Arabia] refuse to tell the truth about their continued, long-standing, and well-documented clandestine, logistical and financial support of radical Islamist terrorist groups that target and kill innocent Americans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBatmanFan05 View Post
    Absolutely true. Our culture, our TV is a huge and simple means for drumming up anti-West sentiment.
    This statement could logically only come from 2 places - Republican Alt-Facts or Russia. I mean it would be completely factual if spread by a russian troll.

    Because as we know 2 Broke Girls, Scorpion, Better Late Than Never, CW DC shows, The Big Bang Theory and MORE are of course clearly platforms for Anti-West propaganda and Pro-Terrorism screeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojotastic View Post
    Wrong, all religions have a sect that could be described as bigots, here in Latino America the Evangelical christians oppose to gays adopting and then been able to marry, there is also the orthodox jews who ask for segregation of non jewish in Israel, there is the Wahabist who support terrorist organization and the destruction of early islamic heritage in Saudi Arabia and there is 969 movement of buddhists monks in Myammar who promote violence against the muslims living there.
    That's not what I said.

    Entitled "religious" people who whine that not being allowed to be racist, homophobic pricks without consequences is an attack on their religious freedom are pretty much uniquely American Christians.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carabas View Post
    That's not what I said.

    Entitled "religious" people who whine that not being allowed to be racist, homophobic pricks without consequences is an attack on their religious freedom are pretty much uniquely American Christians.
    pretty much this
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carabas View Post
    That's not what I said.

    Entitled "religious" people who whine that not being allowed to be racist, homophobic pricks without consequences is an attack on their religious freedom are pretty much uniquely American Christians.
    And I answer you that is wrong, here in LatinoAmerica, while not racist there is clearly a problem with homophobia, remind you that most countries down here are too religious, even more than the USA and they will also complain and say that their "values" are being attacked everytime the government tries to do something in favor of homosexuals, as we can see in Mexico, Colombia or in Chile.

    So yeah those adjectives that you use to describe american christian can be found in other religions/sects, that why i posted about the other religions, the orthodox jews see christians and muslims in Israel as attacks to their freedom and so the government has to keep them in check, the same goes with the buddhist monks attacking muslims because they see them as a danger to society.
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    For example in the topic of gay adoption, only 3 countries in LATAM have approved, Uruguay, Argentina and Mexico.
    There is also countries like Colombia and Brazil where their congress are debating the subject right now.

    One of the reason others havent considered the debate on the topic is because of the pushback from the population which in most cases have an above 75% of believer of practice some form of christian faith, which is something i am not proud from the people of my region.

    But hey if Mexico, the country with more catholics in the world, was able to pass a law allowing adoption to same sex couples, i am sure eventually the other countries in LATAM will be fine it with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBatmanFan05 View Post
    Absolutely true. Our culture, our TV is a huge and simple means for drumming up anti-West sentiment.

    Heck, I just saw this piece on HuffPo of all places:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/...b0d06aa65804f1
    I call that freedom.
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