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wrestlingwithpigs

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  • [1] January 15, 2015 at 6:15am

    Gee Liam I am just as entertained by good song and dance movies too. So if you want to follow your own political philosophy why not eschew the action films for musicals? There’s always room for another Gene Kelly. Why not put your mouth where your foot is? Oh, uh.. Well I guess you do that already.

  • [1] January 13, 2015 at 10:07am

    Because all people of faith have a right to PUBLICALLY display and speak about their faith. We are not a closet society. Suppressing faith in the public square is suppressing freedom of expression. We Americans don’t allow that kind of tyranny.
    Although it appears that we are getting soft about protecting our freedoms.

  • January 13, 2015 at 9:48am

    So by denying the display of all religious symbols in a military cemetery, is the state not endorsing atheism? That is in violation of the establishment clause by your own flawed logic.

  • [4] January 13, 2015 at 9:43am

    Oh, so we negate the validity of those soldiers with faith in favor of those who don’t. How is that any different than compelling an atheist to accept a cross on their grave?

  • [3] December 1, 2014 at 7:39pm

    Paul Bunyan is not a myth, but Babe is?

  • November 21, 2014 at 1:36pm

    The absence of light is dark.

  • [1] November 21, 2014 at 1:28pm

    Actually, Big Delicious, its quite the opposite reaction.
    I want more time to try and save more from driving off the bridge.
    As the fulfillment of eschatological prophesy accelerates every day,my concern for the lost including many friends and family compounds.

    And yes BD, I pray for you too.

  • November 21, 2014 at 1:21pm

    DIR: Well said.
    You realize that you are a heretic to the indoctrinated.
    Unfortunately if J-MO had to provide substantive proof of Darwinism’s accuracy, J-Mo would likely admit that that was what they were taught in high school biology.

  • November 21, 2014 at 1:16pm

    No, they were Christians.

  • November 21, 2014 at 1:11pm

    However American civilization is monotheistic, so clearly it was based on Judeo-Christian religious ideals, and not Greco-Roman cosmology. However that is not to deny the influence of Aristotelian philosophy on western and American political thought as well as the myths and idealized vision of political structure in the Roman Republic and to a lesser degree, Athens.
    American political thought however was strongly shaped by two factors: the Enlightenment and the Reformation. Under the enlightenment sophists, individual human rights were not bequeathed to the common man by the state as in Greece and Rome, but by the Creator or by its derivation “nature”. The Christian influence in this radical perspective is clear and one could argue that the Enlightenment was really a Christian heresy in many ways. The second influence of course was the Reformation which stripped away the justification for intercessors be they spiritual (as in popes and priests) or political (as in kings and aristocracy). In England this led to the rise of congregationalism (puritanism) and Parliament and ultimately the Cromwell and the Civil War. Congregationalism tipped everything upside down, whereby the clergy were directed by the laity rather than vice versa. In the wake of Charles II oppression, congregationalism was transported to the New World and yielded the Mayflower Compact which served as the model for the DOI, AOC, and the Constitution. Christianity’s influence in American government is undeniable.

  • [1] November 21, 2014 at 11:23am

    To Sol-Invictus:
    Exactly how has any Christian forced vile mythology down your throat? Were you kidnapped, held in a motel room and forced to eat pages from Leviticus? Was a knife shoved under your throat and you were told to convert or die? Were your children taken and sold as sex slaves until you professed faith in Christ?
    Were you denied a job, a house, a loan until you signed the Westminster Confession?
    Did you have to hide your copy of “Thus Spoke Zarathustra” under the floorboards of your bedroom for fear of being imprisoned or executed?

    The truth is nobody forced anything down your throat. What you want is to silence alternative perspectives that might challenge your cosmology and your behavior.

  • [2] November 21, 2014 at 11:00am

    Sassacus fled to the safety of his Mohawk allies who promptly killed and scalped the survivors to curry favor with the English traders.
    For their invaluable assistance in eliminating the Pequot raids, the Mohegans and Naragansetts were given Pequot survivors as slaves and the lands confiscated by the CT river towns under the Treaty of Hartford in 1638.
    The Wampanoug chief whose head was displayed at Plymouth colony was not a participant in the Pequot War or an invited guest at Thanksgiving but none other than Metacom who led a confederation of tribes in the bloody King Phillips War of 1675-6, which nearly wiped out European settlement in New England. Metacom was hunted down by competing tribal war parties.
    Again this reference has nothing to do with the First Thanksgiving, and in fact occurred 55 years after. You really need to seek more reliable sources than rense.com when you perform your revisionist history.

  • [2] November 21, 2014 at 10:17am

    AS usual, your facts are all wrong and you demonstrate little understanding of the complexities of the Pequot War. In essence it was a trade war between tribal alliances, the Pequots and the Mohegans/Narragansetts, with the Pequots aligning themselves with the Dutch traders and the Mohegans-Narragansetts themselves with the English traders. Bad decision by the Pequots since their traditional source of wampum was in English Massachusetts. Under Sassacus (Pequot Sachem), a series of raids were made on Ct River towns in an effort to wrest the fur trade and expel the English. Fort Saybrook was under siege by the Pequots for the winter of 1637. The CT river towns raised a militia of less than 100 men reinforced by 70 Narragansett warriors and Capt. John Mason feigned a turn to Boston. Feeling secure, the Pequot sachem Sassacus led a party of several hundred warriors to assault Hartford, leaving the village at Mystic (not Groton) poorly defended. The Connecticut men and the Narragansett attacked and wiped out the village including women and children, which ended the Pequot assaults in eastern Connecticut and Rhode Island. To a Mattabesic village in Fairfield, not Stamford Pequot sachem Sassacus fled and was surrounded in June by Mason and the Mohegans. The Mattabesics and Pequot women and children were allowed to leave the village but Sassacus and most of his warriors chose to engage in the Great Swamp Fight. Sassacus and about 20 warriors escaped the battle.

  • November 21, 2014 at 8:49am

    Don’t laugh. Yorkies are terriers and have similar attitude and mentality as their cousins the pit bull terrier. Put them in a pack and look out.
    People call them ankle biters, but if you have ever had one sink his teeth into your hand to the bone you would not laugh.
    One of my males once held off two immature bald eagles who were trying to take him for lunch by curling up into a puddle with large teeth. It worked, he even chomped on one of their legs.

    The spin around is typical Yorkie behavior and it is to scan for threats.

  • [5] November 19, 2014 at 11:58am

    Joy’s brilliant insight is due to her graduating from the Rosie O’Donnell School of Metallurgy (steel cannot be melted by fire).

  • [1] November 19, 2014 at 11:52am

    Of course the SPLC is a hate/terrorist group so their condemnation is truly the red badge of courage.

  • [-1] November 19, 2014 at 11:48am

    Using your very same logic, my response to your offense would have to be : “who cares that your offended?”

  • [3] November 19, 2014 at 11:46am

    Towns are not held hostage by Walmart, said municipalities have inadequate zoning ordinances, period. Not hard to keep Walmart or any other box store out if you are intent to do so.
    Most retail enterprises do structure work hours and staffing levels to minimize employee benefits, including one of the “best” retail operations to work for : LL Bean.

  • [2] November 19, 2014 at 11:38am

    The list requires an number of qualifying footnotes: Most glaring of which are those stores who may be rated “nice” for using the word Christmas in their marketing but fail to display the appropriate spirit. Target for instance still maintains a ban on Salvation Army bell ringers, as does Home Depot and Lowes ( although Lowes employees often volunteer as bell ringers at other locations). Walmart continues to encourage the SA to collect for the needy at its locations. If I am intent on buying Chinese junk for Christmas, I would prefer to patronize a store where the spirit of giving shines a little more brightly…

  • [18] November 12, 2014 at 6:24am

    King is the epitome of the disingenuous politician. He claims to be an Independant, but all of his policies his cronies and his entourage are all leftist Democrats. Considering that he uses the same subtrafuge and tactics as the Obamacare machine, its little wonder why he isnt outraged by Gruber’s admissions.
    Goes to prove that Angus is just another overpriced slab of meat.

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