To the left, their god is not Jehovah but Big Brother and Big Nanny, they worship the state as their provider and all-knowing deity, and then rely on it for all in the same way that the theocrats on the right do. Yes, statism is a religion that tells people that it's OK to steal, covet, and murder for the greater good. That's what taxation, eminent domain, and the police state are all about.
Well, your right gurD...We've got quite a few folks who like to run around with their very limited military experience on their chest. My thought is it's those who seek the fame did the least....AKA Mikey, Gordon and few others. Your reply doesn't dispute my opinion that Mikey has just played the system so I assume that you too believe he's just doing this for the money. I don't really believe he's anti-Christian or any other religion. I believe he just saw an opportunity for a free law degree and later, a scheme to incite truly anti-religious folks into supporting a non-profit in which he makes a very comfortable living. Likely no different than a televangelist who tells folks to send money to him so he can save them, Mikey is just harvesting the other side.
So, Bigtime, isn’t that just like Gordon Klingenschmitt of “Dr Chaps” fame (anti-gay/ anti-abortion/ anti- Obama crusader) that was a chaplain in the military when he used his military uniform in protest against military policy when this is directly against military conduct rules and that the US military wouldn’t allow so he is now having an appeals hearing in Washington, DC, after he was discharged in this on this matter? Yet it was okay for him to use his military experience to become a State Senator until he lost his re-election bid after his Dr Chaps comments became too outrageous? How does this make Klingenschmitt any less of a veteran? How is this any different than Mikey Weinstein using his legal degree to advance anti-religion agenda with the military? Again, it’s a “do as I say and not as I do” situation with you conservatives.
Update August 25th: In announcing yesterday that they were suspending Hope Solo for 6 months, the US Soccer Federation summed it up quite nicely...
"Taking into consideration the past incidents involving Hope, as well as the private conversations we've had requiring her to conduct herself in a manner befitting a U.S. National Team member, U.S. Soccer determined this is the appropriate disciplinary action."
so now we are on the #1 teabagger list of cities... and will be flooded with more classless, ignorant and cheapass teabaggers around here... greeeeeat.
"freaking teabagger mentality is killing this town"
Actually, we're one of the most desirable cities in America, make "Best of..." lists on a regular basis and people reloctae here in droves because of the climate, cost-of-living, crime rates, recreational opportunities, etc.
The only deficient "mentality" is from self-absorbed, mypopic regressives that need Big Gov to provide their thoughts, words, deeds and cash, so they can remain happily detatched from any "heavy mental" lifting; thanks for demonstrating this yet again.
One thing to remember about Mikey and his crusade against the Air Force Academy. He used the system to obtain a free law degree only. This is not a combat vet, not someone who served our country in it's defense. He simply became an Air Force lawyer using taxpayers money. Now, instead of using that degree to honorably serve the rule of law, he formed this non-profit group (from which he gets paid very well) to avoid having to do any real work defending clients or prosecuting cases which would require real effort on his part. We can certainly understand his reluctance to offer prayer... not many life threatening moments sitting behind a desk in Washington. But hey, it's even easier now, fill out some paperwork and threaten a lawsuit and settle... easy money. Can't say to blame him, that's the system and he takes advantage of it but don't be fooled that this is an honorable Air Force veteran, standing up for comrades in arms. This is a easy money making scheme picking low hanging fruit and riding the system like he's done over his entire career.
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Weinstein is a Christ-hating bigot, no more. No champion of freedom, he's singled out one religion to eradicate it wherever he chooses. Government officials do NOT give up their rights to free expression of religion, just like everyone else...military included. Those rights they enjoy are the same ones we fight and die for when called to do so. If military members choose to have the Quran, the book of Satan, or the Talmud on their desk, no one would care...but, if they did, shouldn't it be Weinstein that's leading the charge to remove it? But, alas, he wouldn't because it's not representative of Christ.
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