Tuesday, February 28, 2017

How To Make A Donation To Planned Parenthood in Pastor Greg Loke's Name

You probably heard that somebody donated money to Planned Parenthood on behalf of racist, loudmouth, anti-choice religious zealot preacher Greg Locke.  You may have also heard that Planned Parenthood sent him a nice thank you note telling him about the donation in his honor.  Further, you may have heard that he was so angry about this he made a video saying how upset he is and showed the thank you note he received from Planned Parenthood.  So now that he was dumb enough to tell us this angered him, I hope more people will do donate in his honor.  It is very easy to do this.

  1. Please go to Planned Parenthood’s donate page. If that link doesn’t work, go to plannedparenthood.org and select “Donate” in the top-right. Your donation can be as little as $5.
  2. Make sure you check the box that says “Yes, my gift is in honor or in memory of someone special.”
  3. In the Honor Gift section, enter in Greg Locke’s info. This is the address of his church.
    • Pastor Greg Locke
    • 2060 Old Lebanon Dirt Rd.
    • Mt. Juliet, TN  37122
Please do your part to drive this religious zealot nuts by donating to Planned Parenthood in his name.  

Sunday, February 26, 2017

House Bill 610 Is Another Example of the Republicans War On Education

And the war on education continues.
House Bill 610 makes some large changes. Inform yourselves.
This bill will effectively start the school voucher system to be used by children ages 5-17, and starts the defunding process of public schools.
In addition the bill will eliminate the Elementary and Education Act of 1965, which is the nation's educational law and provides equal opportunity in education.
ESSA is a big comprehensive program that covers programs for struggling learners, AP classes, ESL classes, classes for minorities such as Native Americans, Rural Education, Education for the Homeless, School Safety (Gun-Free schools), Monitoring and Compliance and Federal Accountability Programs.
The Bill also abolishes the Nutritional Act of 2012 (No Hungry Kids Act) which provides nutritional standards in school breakfast and lunch.
The bill has no wording whatsoever protecting SN kids, no mention of IDEA and FAPE.
Some things ESSA does for Children with Disabilities
-Ensures access to the general education curriculum.
-Ensures access to accommodations on assessments.
-Ensures concepts of Universal Design for Learning
-Includes provisions that require local education agencies to provide evidence-based
interventions in schools with consistently underperforming subgroups.
-Requires states in Title I plans to address how they will improve conditions for learning including reducing incidents of bullying and harassment in schools, overuse of discipline practices and reduce the use of aversive behavioral interventions (such as restraints and seclusion).
Please call your representative and ask him/her to vote NO on House Bill 610 (HR 610) introduced by three Republican reps.
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Friday, February 24, 2017

Turns Out More GOP Law Makers Have Been Arrested For Sexual Misconduct In Public Restrooms Then Trans People

It turns out you really should be worried about what a GOP politiciann sexually assaulting your wife, girlfriend or daughter in a public bathroom than any trans-gender person. Again, most people I know are not checking out what genitalia the person taking a dump next to them has. Most people go in, take their crap or pee, hopefully, wash their hands and then exit the restroom. The only people worried about it seem to be these right wing perverts who seem to be weirdly obsessed with who is using the restroom. So don't worry about the trans person in the restroom, I'd be more worried about the GOP congressman. He seems to be far more dangerous to your wife, girlfriend, or daughter.

Full Story Here.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Military Veteran With Dementia Denied Bennafits, Wife Fights For Care

There is no excuse for treating a vet this way, The V A should be ashamed of themselves.  Someone who has served our country should not be treated this way.  Absolutely disgusting.  They should be able to enjoy what time they have left and he should get the best care available.  Not have to put up with this red tape.  

News Stroy Here

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Why Does The Far Right Think Lady Gaga Is A Satanist? I May Have Some Answers

Posted by Zman

Lady Gaga's Superbowl halftime Performance has been criticized by some right-wing conservative Christians as containing "Satanic Imagery" whatever that means.  The most common comments I have seen say it is because of how she danced.  The idea that you can tell what religion someone is based on how they dance to most people seems just ridiculous to the point of being laughable.  Some have even said that she has no business performing at the Superbowl due to being a satan worshiper.  OK, let me clear this up once and for all not that the far right will be convinced by a simple thing called facts but here is what Lady Gaga actually believes

From the Hollowverse Website. on her Catholic upbringing:

Lady Gaga’s parents, Cynthia and Joseph Germanotta, were active members of the Roman Catholic Church in New York City. In fact, Ms. Gaga, before her foray into international pop stardom—and meat suits, attended a private girls-only Catholic school in Manhattan called Covenant of the Sacred Heart1.

The Website goes on to talk about her contempt for organized religion.

"Despite her upbringing, Gaga has expressed some contempt for organized religion in general, putting it in a socio-political context and decrying its negative influence on social and political values, saying:
The influence of institutionalized religion on government is vast. So religion then begins to affect social values and that in turn affects self-esteem, bullying in school, teen suicides, all those things.2"

Lady Gaga considers herself  more of a "Self Worshiper" expressing it's Core belief,

"It’s more self-worship, I think, not of me. I’m teaching people to worship themselves.4

Definition of Selfism from the Urban Dictionary.

"Created by Philosopher Gelb, this philosophy consists of the literal belief in ones self. Selfists do not believe in a god but believe that each person is their own god. Selfism practices toleration of others. This is because if each person believes in themselves, people should celebrate their beliefs because it is a part of them. And they are a god (BUT they are not your god.) Selfists are the most amazing, positive, and confident people you will ever meet. Hands down".

This is why they think Lady Gaga is a Satanist.  Many far right Christians are brainwashed into thinking anyone who criticizes Christianity is a satanist even if that person is religious and believes in a god because in their narrow view if you are criticizing their god you must be under the control of a demon or Satan himself.  They just cannot imagine that someone could use their own brain and question what they have been told.

 Growing up in the Lutheran Church which I call Catholic light I was told the same thing.  Thankfully I saw through that brainwashing tactic and never fell for it.  Any god that would tell me I can't question his motives is not the kind of god I would want to be involved with.  In fact, when my family discovered I am an Atheist one of my sisters even said that I must have a demon working inside of me.  Which sounds silly but there are still people who think that way.  We were told many times that you are not supposed to question god because he knows what it best for you.  Early on that sounded more like Big Brother from George Orwell's 1984 or an abusive spouse or parent than a loving caring god.  Yet these people have been told this and convinced that if they question this god's motives or actions he will send them to a bad place called Hell where they will burn and suffer for eternity and he will do this because he loves them.  Again, sounds like the actions of a ruthless dictator or an abusive spouse, not the actions of a "loving caring god"  Yet due to fear and brainwashing, people believe this and are too scared to question the actions of a god that does not exist. This is why these people call Lady Gaga or anyone who questions god a Satanist or Devil Worshiper.  This is also why far right wing Christians think we Atheists worship the Devil despite the fact that Atheists don't believe in a Devil or a god.  We don't believe in any supernatural force.  That is something that thanks to the brainwashing of organized religion those on the far right just cannot comprehend.   They have been taught to believe that you have to believe in one or the other.  They don't understand the concept of non-belief.  They also think everything should have a Christin influence and no other religion should be represented or thought.  When they see a non-religious person on TV having a positive influence on people they don't like it because they think it is not promoting "gods will" whatever that might be.  Funny also how these people talk about "gods will" but none of them can tell you what that means.  Another example of the brainwashing of religion and something I'll talk about in another blog post. Pretty much, if what you are doing or saying does not fit their narrow view and if you are one who questions god or the existence of their version of the Christain god you are a Satanist.  Which if they knew what a Satanist was or anything abut the religion they would realize how silly and ignorant they sound.  Then again, the far right has never let a thing like facts get in the way

Below is an article on the history of Satanism and it's many different forms. It is a very interesting article and there is much more to it than the far right wants you to believe.  Now I'm not promoting it as I am an Atheist and don't believe in a god or Devil.  but I'm sharing to educate and we all know Organized religion is afraid of education. Plus if your faith in your god is shakein by an educational article then it most likely was not that stron to begin with.

Here is the article on Satanism.

Finally, I would like to address those who think that Lady Gaga had no business performing at The Superbowl because of her Satanic beliefs wich she does not have.  but let's say for a moment that she is a Satanist or Devil worshiper.  So what, there is no religious requirement to perform at the Superbowl halftime Show. the Superbowl is a secular sports event, not a religious gathering.  O.K. some people consider football a religion but you know what I mean.  The far right needs to realize that not everything has to have a religious tone.  Lady Gaga was there to do a musical performance that her fans would enjoy, not to promote your narrow-minded, outdated, religious agenda. Not everyone believes in your narrow-minded way of thinking.  No one forced you to watch Lady Gaga's performance, no one held a gun to your head and told you that you must watch this or you will be sacrificed at midnight to the dark lord.  No one.  her performance was for those of us who are her fans and all your moaning and whining about how her performance was Satanic is not going to change our minds.  It just makes you look pretty uninformed and your way of thinking is why many of us gave up on organized religion a long time ago and more people are giving up on it.  Even most of our friends who consider themselves religious don't bother with organized religion because of its narrow-minded thinking and how it brainwashes and controls people through fear.   Littleflurry and I consider ourselves happy to be fans of Lady Gaga and think she is a great influence on young people and we like her support the LGBT community so if treating people with respect and compassion and understanding that not everyone thinks the same way makes Lady Gaga a Satanist then I'd be happy to be one as well.  Because I sure wouldn't be proud to believe in the kind of god the far right believes in.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Archive Link For The Morning Rush For Saturday February 4, 2014

The Annual Anti-Love Song Show On Candidradio Live Tonight at 7 EST

If you are not feeling the love as we approach Valentines Day or think Valentines Day is just a holiday made up by the greeting card and chocolate companies to make money off gullible consumers who will buy into any marketing ploy, we have a show for you.  We will be playing your favorite anti-love songs on Candidradio Live this Tuesday Night February 7, from 7 – 10 Eastern on Sky106 Radio.  We'll have songs by Kelly Clarkson, Guns 'N Roses, Quiet Riot, Nazareth, Oren Juice Jones, Alanis Morrissette, and much more. So we hope you will join us for a fun and entertaining show on Candidradio Live this Tuesday on Sky106 Radio. 
Zman & Littleflurry