It is interesting to read the many sanctimonious comments here.
Except for a few, no one here knows, cares or even understands the ramifications of the dreaded disease, Multiple Sclerosis.
Multiple Sclerosis is a term given a disease in which the body’s immune system rips into the nervous system in a misguided attempt to protect the human’s system.
Granted this young girl is fighting a good fight she is fighting a losing battle. I, for one, am not sure that she should struggle so ferociously, only time will tell.
It is disheartening to listen to the pious religious right continually make crude comments that God is, to this day, punishing the sinner. In so many words, or by “reading between the lines”, one can “feel” that condescending attitude here. No, no one here has explicitly made that statement, but it is here.
I am fearful of what she has in store for her, and no, God is not here to protect her. She has only has her faith in His word, that after she struggles through this life she will find possible relief.
To put it another way, or to deduce from comments made by the GOP, God is punishing my wife for her sins. I say this, since my wife was diagnosed, she has experienced a very slow decline. It has been a disheartening life for her and for me. When we first heard the diagnosis I was employed in a very small firm in Wabash, Indiana. While in the rest room one day, I just burst out in a very loud bout of crying. Suffice it to say, my screaming was surly heard throu
December 4, 2013 at 10:33pm
Interesting and sad coment from a monk
April 8, 2013 at 3:28pm
The headline uses the verb “can”. The headline does NOT ask “should” or “would”. “Can” means “is it possible”. It soes not ask “should”.
Besides the article is concerns a “staged” video. “Staged” means a preplanned, controlled yes a “Hollywood” style production. where the outcome is superficial or unrealistic. Yes, I know how you people hate the Hollywood liberals and love your Hollywood conservativism.
You are wanting to call me a “gun hating liberal” at this point. I emphatically resent such a classification.
I do, however, pray for the hate mongering, vengeful, gun toting, closed minded individuals that spew forth on this site.
December 21, 2012 at 2:23pm
The complaints presented here are a contradiction of terms:
You profess to hug the literal yet complain when subtleties, like this, are disallowed.
You want the colonial times yet you stomp all over Benjamin Franklin’s dictionary.
You say you follow Christ, yet complain when non-Biblical Christmas and Easter are not honored.
You people are just as guilty as everyone else.
Maybe you are, as my wife says, simply argumentative.
December 9, 2012 at 7:05pm
I am sick and tired of being sick and tired of the radical use of the verbage espoused by the right. Such comments would surely be an abomination unto the Lord. Psycho and wierdo and lockup are rather strong and quite demeaning. “Throw away the key” I don’t believe Jesus would make such comments. He would not be that coarse. We are not to admonish but to lift up. Please read the New Testament Jesus said to put away the old Old Testament”. Woe is the Pharisee (the intellectual of that time) that tried to catch Jesus on His, in their eyes, supposed contradictions of what he preached and what was said in the Old Testament.We are living the New Testament. No longer does God make any intervention as He did in Old Testament times. Each of us determines his own religious destiny. We have no fear from what others do unto us as is so many times feared by those that comment here. Give it a rest!!
December 9, 2012 at 6:50pm
I wish the conservatives here would think for themselves.
Patty Henry: It is 24/7/52 not 24/7/365. If you would simply “think” about what your “talking points” mean maybe you conservatives might say something meaningful. I can just hear some comments of retort. “Why that is just stupid to ridicule someone on such a simple remark”. Yes, it is a simple remark but it is an incorrect remark, none the less.
Our capitalism is not all that bad. If you “truly” read the anti-capitalism discussion perpetrated by Marx you would “see” that that capitalism was an acute form. The workers were defined as mere robots. That is indeed not the case in the U.S.. Most if not all workers here in the U.S. exude a pride in their work. They are not being oppressed as Marx states. In deed his view of capitalism is rather ominous. Because of his view he surmises. appropriately, that the workers would and should revolt in to induce change. The situation is not as dire as many of you believe. Marx, just as many of the those commenting here, was not considering the general good of mankind. If mankind was as “cold” as Marx describes, and as depicted by the comments made here, then woe is us.
I submit that that is indeed NOT the case. I want not to, and will not, be made to believe that mankind in general is bad as that stated here.
So please cease to be so literal in your analysis. Do not take statements out of context as is done by so many of you. Think before you talk. God admoni
December 3, 2012 at 11:16pm
For all of you, I ask: What would Jesus think if He were walking with you with your handgun so proudly holstered on your person, What would Jesus do if you drew that proud handgun on a person or persons bring harm unto you,your loved ones or harm unto Jesus Himself, given He did not intervene? What would Jesus say if you shot and killed said person or persons, given that he didn’t intervene?
First of all, Jesus WOULD intervene if a criminal came up to harm us. Even if it was receiving the same protection from our Father that He had the 1st time around. (He walked THROUGH the crowds that set on Him to kill Him... until He laid His life down in Gethsemane, after which He HAD to accept the hatred of your forebears and die for all of our sins, all according to Father's plan.), or speaking a simple word and puttiing the perp on his/her butt as He did when He was arrested. He didn't resist arrest, but Father gave Him that sign to help Him finish the job that He became a human to complete.
AND, before He left, He commanded His disciples to procur a sword, even if they had to sell their garment to do it. Although He didn't redeem His people from persecution, He didn't leave us unprotected from highwaymen and other robbers/murderers. He told us to be armed.
Maybe if you actually KNEW what He said, what He did, you wouldn't speak so ignorantly. As 1 Peter 2:13 tells us to "obey every law of man for the Lord's sake", as Thomas Jefferson said (In 1788, at the Virginia State Assembly, a full 2 years before the Bill of Rights existed) that the Constitution asserts that it is the People's "Right and Duty to be At All Times Armed", and the Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land, my sidearm isn't "proudly" holstered on my hip...
It's there because I take my duties as an American seriously.
You should try it!
November 9, 2012 at 1:59pm
Thank goodness for ObamaCare. My wife can now continue to get relief from Bush’s doughnut hole. Also, Bush wanted to fine her if she did not sign up for drug coverage.
I agree Bush got the ball rolling.I think he even had Rush fooled.......very Progressive.
October 24, 2012 at 7:28pm
C’mon Rebecca Hamilton. Faith can’t be faked? I submit it can. Satan does a very good job at it. Unfortunately, he was foiled by Jesus Christ. Man, being so inferior, does not have the Satanic ability to do so, or does he? Rebecca, Faith is displayed in your actions, the way you treat others.This can definitely be faked. A trip to a basically closed soup kitchen to wash a few dishes is a way to fake your faith. To change your views when it is appropriate, as Romney does. that is faith?
The resurrection/rapture will leave behind many with all sorts of faiths http://youtu.be/ahEVxIzlxwo
render unto caesar his due, the rest unto God. IT is not possible to serve the world and God at the same time. Most want power to make changes. Jesus rejected this in the second temption "luke". "Lord have we not done many good works in your name?" His reply "Get away from Me you evil workers"
July 28, 2012 at 12:08am
Weirdos show up everywhere – subways pushing people off the platforms, planes, trains, movie theaters, sports stadiums – there a million places.
This guy is right. Just keep yourself educated as to where all the exits are on a plane or in a building (good advice in case of fire also) and keep aware of your surroundings. You cannot live in a bubble.
So … what about the tens of other spectators that NOT near an exit? Are they doomed? Not everyone at an event can sit next to an exit. Get real!!!
You, conservatives, want to shove YOUR concept of Christianity on everyone else, yet not hold to those teachings infuriates me. I want to throw my Christianity back at YOU. You are “self centered” only concerned of your own well being. One that is NOT following the teachings of Jesus Christ and Him Crucified.
YOU are the one living in a bubble!!
I am the last person to give excuses for bad behavior but this guy – something is not right – the guy is truly mental.
January 4, 2012 at 12:11pm
Right on steelhead. As long as the money goes to pay for their policies it is good, if it goes to pay for “other” policies it is bad.
But back to Bachmann’s complaint that the question was not relevant shows her contempt for one’s attempt to understand her beliefs. It is sad that Bachmann condemned such questioning. It is quite hypocritical of her. Woe to those that attempt to inquire as to her beliefs.
Bachmann will force her religious bias on others, but cannot and will not allow that bias to be understood or questioned.
The GOP has no reservation in forcing their religious beliefs on others. Just don’t force your religious beliefs on them.
They, the GOP, have forgotten that they, Christians, are to be a light unto the world. They would rather use that proverbial candle to burn and kill the ungodly for they see it as justified by God. They want to legislate the ungodly out of this world rather than be light unto salvation. They have forgotten that the way to GOD comes from the soul and not from the sword.
They have forgotten that they are in a world but not of it. They wish to destroy that which is Caesar’s giving unto God that which is God’s and taking away that which is Caesar’s and giving to themselves.
They are very hateful and vengeful. Vengeance is mine says the GOP.
That hate and vengeful attitude is so well displayed here.
a God fearing Democrat.
December 29, 2011 at 3:23pm
Reply to Dumbasa DUMBASPELOSI
Posted on December 29, 2011 at 12:38am
You have an interesting agenda here . . .
Which of these is a capitalistic action:
1. Solyndra – $550 Million loan by the government.
2. Delay of the Canadian/American oil pipeline.
Capitalism does not control corporate greed. Companies are not people.
3. 50,000 pages of new EPA regulations in 2011.
Retort Capitalism does not regulate itself. It can and does run rampant.
4. The largest increase in national debt by dollars or % of GDP in a
3 year span?
Retort We are still paying for the HIDDEN costs of the Shock and Awe.
5. The Home Loan Collapse due to Fannie and Freddie requirements
to loan money to millions of poor credit risk Americans?
Retort The 1999 Repeal of the What Was The Glass-Steagall Act
6. Obama Care – and the destruction of the finest medical system in the world.
Projections show it is accelerating medical costs and reducing supply already
and it isn’t even 20% implemented yet.
I have no good reply to this, but my wife’s health costs for her MS seem to be holding.
Have a nice day!
October 30, 2011 at 11:02pm
Beware the deceivers! There will be many. Professing to show you the way.
May I remind you as to how the religious elite and Satin himself attempted to “catch” Jesus in a lie proving He not to be the Son of God. Jesus was, in every test, able to show the falsehood in every accusation. The religious elite could not and would not believe such a humble person could be the King of kings prophesied.
These moments in the time of Christ are very good proof of the deceivers (Satan).
He (Satan) will convince you that ANYTHING is as it is NOT.
I believe that the GOP is such a deceiver. They are very good at twisting the truth around to make it sound plausible (Spiritual). They espouse Christianity whilst behaving and acting opposite.
They take great pleasure in usurping responsibility for those in need. When one in need asks for help they simply direct you say to see your neighbor. That sounds good and it removes the responsibility from them.
They have no problem in declaring a company as being human when it is simply a product of humanity and therefore not Godly.
They (GOP) have no problem in saying that it is YOUR fault. That way it removes them from possible fault.
They give new meaning to the phrase “out of context”. With such a plagiarism one can create an antithesis of the original thought, another example of deception.
When caught in a lie they (GOP) simply create another.
Herman Caine is an example of an expert deceiver. He has deceived many of those comment
October 30, 2011 at 10:14pm
It was the conservative religious elite that asked for His death. They could not and would not believe that someone of such humble, humane stature could be the King of kings. HE put down the idea of the death sentence (killing). HE put down the idea of an eye for an eye (vengeance). These concepts HE put down are all in some manner conservative beliefs.
July 12, 2011 at 3:44pm
I believe we are taking things out of context again. But, then, comments from the religious right (wrong) are tending in that direction. Mr. Obama was in a more leisurely atmosphere than that which one would infer from the Palin on the front page of Newsweek.
Seems that comments here do not consider the whole picture. But, then, that would be too difficult, too much of a challenge.
July 12, 2011 at 3:35pm
I believe its called “dress code”. In the photo Mrs. Palin is inferring such higher inspirations that one would normally associate a more prestigious (professional) dress code. People in the past held more respect for dress code. But, with the “dumbing” down of America (which started with GW) dress code has gone the way of so many other “rituals”
June 23, 2011 at 5:12pm
sheeesh! Sexual innuendos. Doesn’t sound very Christ-like to me! Oh well!
June 23, 2011 at 4:55pm
You need to take up another comment here and try to blend. To seek out other ideas differing from your own. To try to look at both sides of an argument. To not be so self centered. Not to be so vindictive.
June 23, 2011 at 4:52pm
Who doesn’t want to blend? Look in the mirror!
June 23, 2011 at 4:51pm
Any one reading this piece would think that the Rolling Stone article was an attack on Bachmann.
It was far from it. Matt Taibbi’s article was a refreshing look into the background of Michele Bachmann.
I hadn’t heard about much of what Bachmann’s earlier life that would mold her into what she is today.
Given that, one can now understand why. To read the comments here make one sad how so many people her so-called followers can be so vindictive. They do NOT want to hear anything that is only mildly truthful. It is no wonder that so many literary pieces are being burned at the proverbial stake, literature that attempts to espouse opinions differing from theirs. The people that ridicule the Left are a scary sort. Their actions bring new meaning to what is portrayed in literary works like “Fahrenheit 451” and “1984″.