posted by JimK at 10:26 AM
That's not all that's obvioushttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wK1MOMKZ8BI
FOXNews has ratings that average triple CNN"A billboard in Costa Mesa, Calif., is getting some attention, but it's certainly not the kind its sponsors were hoping for.The sign, paid for by atheist group Backyard Skeptics, includes a quote about Christianity attributed to Thomas Jefferson. But further research reveals there's no solid evidence that Jefferson ever uttered or wrote the words.The billboard includes a picture of Jefferson with the quote: "I do not find in Christianity one redeeming feature. It is founded on fables and mythology."Experts at the Jefferson Library Collection at Monticello are constantly asked about the quote. Officials there say they cannot find corroboration of the quote.Bruce Gleason, a member of the group, admits that he should have done a lot more research before putting the words on the sign.
Anon, have you ever heard of the "Backyard Skeptics?" Neither have I. So why is it important to us if someone in California has put up a billboard with an error on it?
oh, they aren't that importantif you've read this blog over the eons, however, you will notice TTFers who find significant every fringe character who disagrees with them, from Westboro Church to the stray racist that has allegedly shown up at a Tea Party rallyso, given that, I'd think they would find this fascinatin'!!
Anon, I think just about everybody agrees that the Westboro Baptist Church family is atrocious, that is not a particularly TTF-ish belief.And what "stray racist" has shown up at a Tea Party event -- or did you mean the surveys that show that Tea Party members are largely white people who hold negative opinions about minorities?The Thomas Jefferson quote has been passed around falsely for a long time, and this Californai group should have done their homework before they paid for a billboard. The guy who put up the sign has admitted it was wrong and is looking for wording to replace this. Compare that to teabaggers who spit on a black civil rights leader and then denied it.
"I think just about everybody agrees that the Westboro Baptist Church family is atrocious, that is not a particularly TTF-ish belief"yes they do, but not everyone tries to associate with their opponents like TTF does"And what "stray racist" has shown up at a Tea Party event -- or did you mean the surveys that show that Tea Party members are largely white people who hold negative opinions about minorities?"let's hear some of those "negative" opinionsI've got a feeling that opposing Obama policies is racist to youall those racist Tea Partiers must not know that Herman Cain and Marc Rubio are members of minority groups"The Thomas Jefferson quote has been passed around falsely for a long time, and this Californai group should have done their homework before they paid for a billboard"yeah, atheists pass around a lot of crap"The guy who put up the sign has admitted it was wrong"he didn't have much choice did he?"and is looking for wording to replace this"how posting an apology on the billboard to all the kids who drive past on the way to South Coast Plaza?"Compare that to teabaggers who spit on a black civil rights leader and then denied it."let's see your documentation of that old urban mythwhile you're at it, how about documenting your intelligence level
in 2012, Obama will lose California because of thisand without California, he can't win"WASHINGTON -- Medical marijuana advocates in California are suing the federal government in the latest development in a larger effort to deter federal prosecutors' crackdown on medical pot establishments in the Golden State.In the lawsuit, plaintiffs Americans for Safe Access, the country's largest medical marijuana advocacy organization, claim that the Department of Justice has overstepped its constitutional authority in policing local medical marijuana laws within the state of California."Although the Obama Administration is entitled to enforce federal marijuana laws, the Tenth Amendment forbids it from using coercive tactics to commandeer the law-making functions of the State," said ASA Chief Counsel Joe Elford, who filed the lawsuit Thursday in San Francisco's federal District Court. "This case is aimed at restoring California's sovereign and constitutional right to establish its own public health laws based on this country's federalist principles."The ASA lawsuit was filed on behalf of the tens of thousands of residents in California who have been directly affected by the Justice Department's actions. Federal prosecutors on Oct. 7 launched an attack on medical marijuana dispensary owners in California, vowing to shutter state-licensed businesses and threatening landlords with property seizures.Obama as a candidate promised to maintain a hands-off approach toward pot clinics that adhered to state law, with Attorney General Eric Holder publicly asserting that federal prosecutors would not initiate enforcement actions against any patients or providers in compliance with state law, deeming it an inefficient use of scarce government resources. Now advocates want him to make good on those promises."I think the President, who I support, really needs to exercise some leadership on this issue," Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) said Tuesday in an interview with The Huffington Post.On Tuesday hundreds of marijuana activists gathered in downtown San Francisco, where Obama was attending a fundraising luncheon, to protest the federal crackdown on California's pot industry. The president did not stop to acknowledge the protesters or their message.Jim Cole, the Justice official who authored the federal government's medical marijuana memo, has declined to discuss the federal government's position on the recent efforts."
re-read this one, Anon, it's just a few months ago.: The NYT Analyzes the Roots of the Tea PartyThey did a survey in 2006 and then returned to the same sample again in the summer of 2011. Thus they could see which people from the earlier time had become teabaggers."So what do Tea Partiers have in common? They are overwhelmingly white, but even compared to other white Republicans, they had a low regard for immigrants and blacks long before Barack Obama was president, and they still do."It's not the "stray racist," this is what the Tea Party is all about, rightwing religious racism.
fantasticwhat's the measure of how they are allegedly racist?
Tea party racism: What the media won't show you about the teabagger racismhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S38VioxnBaI
Former Republican Clint Eastwood in GQ:"These people who are making a big deal out of gay marriage? I don't give a fuck about who wants to get married to anybody else! Why not?! We're making a big deal out of things we shouldn't be making a deal out of.They go on and on with all this bullshit about "sanctity"—don't give me that sanctity crap! Just give everybody the chance to have the life they want."
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