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Rick Perry's Prayer Event - I feel like I'm watching a Jon Stewart Montage? This is NBC.

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posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 03:37 PM
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Originally posted by imawlinn
This guys a complete nut job! Wtf were you Texans thinking voting this guy in as governor?
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Texas didn't have much of choice during their election, it was either the dumb guy or the Jewish guy who claimed he would put the star of david on the state flag if elected.... guess who won... the dumb guy!

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posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 04:40 PM
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If the strict rule is to pray only in a closet, then Christ's own prayer demonstration was against his ruling.


It was an instruction on what they should pray. Many of Jesus' followers were uneducated, it makes sense he would give them the words to say. I do see what you're saying though, Jesus' words weren't a strict commandment to only pray in secret.



But just the act of getting a giant room full of people together to pray in and of itself is not even remotely a sin by the text.


I don't recall calling it a sin, however it is still ironic to see so many Christians want to conduct prayer in public when Jesus seems clear that prayer is more appropriate in secret. Just another piece of advice that Christ gives that most Christians, particular right wing politically involved Christians, seem to ignore.



posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 05:10 PM
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the republican party today makes Newt Gingrich look like a moderate. and Barack Obama, who has caved in to the conservatives demands, is suppose to be this flaming liberal democrat.
it's not going to be long before we lose all the social safety nets that were so hard fought for during the 30's, after the wealthy and corporate brought down the country in 1929.
you think this republican house of congress is going to allow jobs to be created??? no way in hell, that would make the president look good...they don't give a damn about the people of this country, as long as they can defeat Obama.
the republicans won't even allow a director to be appointed for the consumer protection agency, which was formed by the democratically controlled congress, after wall street shafted the bottom 95% of americans. they are deliberately keeping congress in session during the normal august recess by a 15 minute opening and closing procedure every 3 days, just so the president CAN'T MAKE A RECESS APPOINTMENT BY HIMSELF ...isn't it obvious that they don't want the regular people of this nation protected? they don't care about you...again, look at their actions....THEY DON'T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT YOU.

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posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 05:18 PM
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I figured that's what you meant. Captain Obvious move for those who are far less immersed in Christianity because they wouldn't be as likely to come across this information.



posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 05:20 PM
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As a registered Republican, I pretty much agree with you.



posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 05:24 PM
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Perry is frightening on many levels and the sad thing is I have a sickening feeling this guy is going to be the GOP nominee in 2012. what is wrong with this country? it's like the GOP took one big leap into the twilight zone and are dragging the rest of us along for the hell of it. I love Rachel Maddow, always have, and I am so thankful she has exposed Perry for the freak show that he is. I can only hope that America wakes up and pays attention. if Perry ends up in the white house it will mean America has officially lost her mind and surendered her collective soul. at least that damned sun goddess will be happy ...................... yikes, somebody wake me when this over.



posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 05:29 PM
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Originally posted by CynicalDrivel
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As a registered Republican, I pretty much agree with you.


good... and following the same idea, if noam chomsky somehow got into power, i would rail against that mans move to overthrow capitalism...as a liberal, i worked hard all my life, and enjoy the fruits of my labor, but c'mon...there has to be a combination of capitalism and socialism to make this country work, and most all of us understand that just by contact with family, and the friends we know in our own communities.



posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 03:00 PM
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Generally the form of Socialism that works best is when it runs at the state level or lower. Should know. I live in Cajun country, where we have a charity hospital system that is still better than the private ones, and the mdical system that they're pushing though right now is going to kill them. And we're known as the state that is very conservative, with over 85% of those who voted the last presidential election voting against Obama. (And before the race card is played, we have minoities in office on a local level, voted in by the same people that voted against him.)

The governing body of a whole country is too ungangly to support finesse and tweaking of a system to make it work at it's optimum, and is too busy buying votes with the "help" it expends. It's best to not think of every Republican as anti-socialist, although they come across this way (including me). We're generally for feeding those who are starving, clothing the naked, housing the homeless, but we want more for them than a government paycheck. We want them on their feet so that way instead of just me running around giving out help, there's me, and the 1 I pulled out doing it together.



posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 03:09 PM
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If I have ever seen a snake in a suit it is Rick Perry. Something about him just smacks of deception.



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