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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Election Analysis

There are still 61 preciencts not reporting in, but if everything holds steady here is what we are looking at :

Total GOP Victories 109
Total Dem Victories 96
Uncontested GOP 56
Uncontested Dem 62

GOP in House 61
Dem in House 58

GOP in Senate 28
Dem in Senate 22

Runoffs 4

No to altering the definition of "person." (Yay!) Oh, and HERE is what we kept from happening in Mississippi - 10 year olds being forced to give birth.  These people must be stopped at all costs.

Yes to wasting $1.4 Million per year to 'prevent' something that doesn't happen.  That is, Yes to requiring a state issued photo ID in order to vote.  Waste of time and Money.

Yes to restricting the government from taking private land and handing it over to private companies or persons.

So, Mississippi is now a red, red state. (Communist was red too... just saying.)  GOP controls the House and Senate, with slim majorities.  The Governor is a lying, backstabbing, fast-talking Republican.  Lt. Gov is Republican. Secretary of State is a corrupt electioneering Republican. Treasurer, Auditor, Agriculture Commissioner, Insurance Commissioner, two out of three Public Service Commissioners, all three Transportation Commissioners are all Republican.

In short - Mississippi is screwed.  Think we're the bottom of the barrel now? We have only begun to stink and these GOP nutjobs will make sure that the Citizens of Mississippi are the lowest of the low on the totem pole.  If you have a little money, RUN! Save yourselves!  Because they will make sure you loose it - to them.  Think our roads are bad now? LOL!! Just wait!  Think the insurance companies are screwing you now? Oh, they are salivating at the new 'unregulated' Mississippi market.  Think we have a chance to fix things with the next election? ROFLOL!!! They OWN the state now.  They will not give it up.  They don't have to play by the rules - they make the rules.  What? Hood? HA! He has already played their games, he is owned now.

Sure, we defeated the "personhood" amendment - but we put the Co-Chairman of the group that pushed it in the highest office in the state!! I bet we get 'personhood' anyway. After all, he thinks the 58% that voted against 26 are Evil Satanic Nazis :
the most conservative state in the nation, which also elected Phil Bryant, the Republican lieutenant governor and co-chair of the Yes on 26 campaign, to succeed Haley Barbour as governor. This would be the man who Monday evoked the Jews of Nazi Germany “being marched into the oven,” and who said of 26′s opponents, “the evil dark side that exists in this world is taking hold. And they’re saying, what we want you to be able to do is continue to extinguish innocent life. You see, if we could do that, Satan wins.” Oppose 26, Bryant argued, and “you’re on the side of the lie. You’re on the side of taking the lives of innocent children.” (salon.com)
This is what Phil Bryant thinks of us. and, from that same article :
Indeed. On the Personhood Mississippi page, they’re already talking about taking the cause to the legislature.
So, that fight is not over - far from it.  We are in much more danger now and the enemy has all the artillery!

[Bryant] fumed. “Let’s just call it what it is, it’s wild and crazy. But that’s what the other side must do whenever we stand up for life and say, it’s simple, that child in the womb after conception has the same basic human rights as you and I.”
I will reject that insane, sadistic idea forever.  I will forever put living, breathing people way above something that might become one.  I will forever say we should put more emphasis on making sure we can feed, clothe and house the living, breathing people, men, women and children - and babies - long before we force more to be born. We should make sure that all who are able can earn a decent living - at least enough to feed and care for themselves.  To do that, we need to make sure that All Citizens have access to early and good education - even those who don't have parents at home to teach them. We need to make sure that all citizens have easy access to basic medical care that is very affordable.

Mississippi voted against the possibility of trying to do those things this time around.  The voted for the full on GOP agenda of less freedoms, less protections, more income inequality, higher unemployment, less education and more dependence on being in debt just to get by.

Where do we go from here?

I don't know.  But I am working on it. Lots of people are working on it.  I just hope we can manage to come together with a few good ideas and a few good people to lead the way.

We will have to fight hard to keep the damage to a minimum.  I am already dreading the unholy crap they will try to pass.

I hope to see some truly progressive, reality based, smart people running for office in 2012.  Then, we need to work on getting those people elected.

I will follow up with some ideas...

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Using the Bible to support Anti-Abortion laws

This might be a bit much for some people, and I am sorry if this oversteps... but the people using the bible or 'God' to support their fanaticism don't know the first thing about the bible.

For your reading :

Numbers 31: (after his army took captives after committing God ordered genocide, Moses ordered:) 17 Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. 18 But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.

Exodus 12: 29 And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.

1st Samuel 15: 3 Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.

Isiah 13: 16 Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.
17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.
18 Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children.

Deuteronomy 2:  33 And the LORD our God delivered him before us; and we smote him, and his sons, and all his people. 34 And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain

The Bible tells us, God not only condones, but often orders, the killing of innocent women and children, 'infants and sucklings.'

In fact, the Psalmist celebrates it :
Psalms 137: 8 O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.
9 Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.

So, please, stop using the bible to justify your 'protect all babies' cover story.

 Other interesting verses...

Genesis 2: 7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Genesis 6: 17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die. (an example both of 'breath of life' and God killing innocent babies and animals.)

Ecclesiastes 3: 19 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity. 20 All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.
Habakkuk 2: 19 Woe unto him that saith to the wood, Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise, it shall teach! Behold, it is laid over with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all in the midst of it.
The breath is what the bible considers life.  Not fertilization.

Numbers 3: 14 And the LORD spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, saying, 15 Number the children of Levi after the house of their fathers, by their families: every male from a month old and upward shalt thou number them.

Leviticus 27:  6 And if it be from a month old even unto five years old, then thy estimation shall be of the male five shekels of silver, and for the female thy estimation shall be three shekels of silver.

The bible - God - doesn't even count a baby until it has survived a full month. (also, the Bible values males more than females - by two shekels!)

Exodus 21: 22 If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. 23 And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life,
In the bible, God says the punishment for causing an abortion is a fine.  Killing the woman too is punishable by death.
Deuteronomy 22: 5 The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God. 11 Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers sorts, as of woollen and linen together. 12 Thou shalt make thee fringes upon the four quarters of thy vesture, wherewith thou coverest thyself. 22 If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, then they shall both of them die, both the man that lay with the woman, and the woman: so shalt thou put away evil from Israel. 25  But if a man find a betrothed damsel in the field, and the man force her, and lie with her: then the man only that lay with her shall die
Exodus 21: 17 And he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death.

Of course, if you insist upon following the bible, women are not to wear jeans nor men wear silk blouses or cross-dress in any fashion.  You are sinning if you are wearing a poly-cotton blend, cross-dressing or not.  If you want to follow the Bible, you must punish adultery and rape with the death penalty. If your child says, "Damn you!" or "I wish you were dead!" or maybe even, "I hate you!" then you have to kill them. The Bible says so.

I don't think many judges or legislators will go for any of those actual Biblical laws.  So, please, be so kind as to keep your imaginary biblical dictates out of our legal system too.