Lots Of Shit Going Down

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Yep, I just keep thinking about it, but never doing anything.

I suppose the title should have been Lots Of Shit Should Be Going Down, But Because Of Laziness And Lack Of Ambition You Get This Shit Instead.

That’s right, I am just griping.

One thing that pisses me off is people who defend their belief system, when they don’t even know anything about it.

Yes, this is a rant about the battle between good and Christianity, but not all Christians, just the ones who judge others on what god they believe in, if any.

This is mainly focused on Barack Obama.

"All infidels must die."

“All infidels must die.”

Some people say that he’s a Muslim, or at least a Muslim supporter, and should not be running the country.

Is he? I don’t know. If he is, does it mean he is unfit to run a country?

Not if there is separation of church and state. Religion doesn’t matter.

“But Birdman, he lied and said that he was Christian. That makes him untrustworthy.”

Wrong. Being a politician makes him untrustworthy. Lying about being a Muslim, if he in fact did, would be to have a chance at winning even a mayoral election in central Oregon. He shouldn’t have to do that. It shouldn’t be an issue.

You can condemn him for all kinds of shit, but pretending to be a Christian in a nation rife with millions of Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell followers isn’t one of them. You’d lie too if you were running for something and actually wanted to win. You’d have to. You couldn’t be the Prime Minister of Canada if your platform contained a plan to get rid of politeness, hockey, and double-doubles, could you?

You would lose. Even if you were running against Stephen Harper’s cousin that wants to eradicate all non-white, non-Anglican people from Canada and replace them with polite, coffee guzzling hockey robots.

Hey, it could happen.

Anyhow, I’m sure Obama is a douchebag, just like all the rest of the douchebag politicians, but he’s obviously a more charismatic douchebag that doesn’t say as much douchebaggy stuff in public as Mitt Romney. He’s just a smarter, slimy politician.

"Who said a black guy could run for president? He should go back to stealing cars in the hood."

“Who said a black guy could run for president? He should go back to stealing cars in the hood.”

Do I think he was the best choice for my American friends? Yeah, but only because the other choices were Ron Paul and Romney. I thought Ron Paul had a lot of good thoughts until I read some of the shit that he had written and published in some of his newsletters. Completely racist and homophobic statements are littered through the pages*. At least Romney tried to say his slurs under his breath.

* – I have been informed that Ron Paul didn’t write those statements. I will look into it more when I get home from work, but he did publish them under his name, so that would be where any confusion arises.

I said tried to.

It’s really not his fault. He’s a Mormon. They have magic underwear and believe that a convicted con-man translated some golden plates from God and that became The Book Of Mormon.

"A fucking terrorist beat me? I thought my underwear would protect me from that."

“A fucking terrorist beat me? I thought my underwear would protect me from that.”

Crazy and funny, if you ask me, but no reason to think he can’t govern a nation. The things that tell me that he should never get elected are that his religious beliefs spill over into the way he wants to run the country. I’ll bet he has some fiscally sound ideas, but when his other ideas are to trample other people’s human rights, that’s when I switch channels. You can call me a liberal, bleeding heart hippie or whatever you like, but when your religion infringes on the rights of people who don’t believe the same as you do, I call bullshit.

Religious freedom means that you can practice whatever religion you want to, as long as you aren’t breaking laws and hurting people. It does not mean that you can impose those beliefs on others against their will. If you are elected, and then you start governing with the rules or laws of your religion, then I think you should be hung for whatever crime it is when you go against the constitution. Isn’t the first amendment: ” Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”?

Maybe I’m wrong, but it seems like a lot of the same people who are up in arms (pun intended) about the second amendment, are the same ones who are forgetting about the first. They would like laws passed that same sex marriage is illegal, but that would in fact be going against the first amendment. Am I wrong in that assumption? I never was much for translating legal jargon.

Well, I’ve rambled on enough for tonight. I think I’ll crawl in and see if Mrs. Birdman is feeling frisky. Feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts and hate mail.

Neighbors, let us join today in the holy love of God and money,

Birdman

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6 thoughts on “Lots Of Shit Going Down

  1. Ron Paul never wrote those. He published newsletters for decades and only during a short period when he had left the House and gone back to practicing medicine full time in Texas, and the newsletters continued to be published under the editor in Washington DC, did any of that stuff get in there. Meanwhile, in Ron’s medical practice throughout his entire career he refused medicare and medicaid and gave free or discount service to all who couldn’t pay his fees. Given the demographics of poverty, a lot of these patients were minorities. He contemporaneously and previously as well as consistently to this day fought against racism. Clearly, the handful of bad articles in decades of newsletters did not represent him. A couple things to look at: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BMYnUpSCUAA4umc.jpg:large http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Rv0Z5SNrF4

    • I will note that. I’ll look into it more when I get home from work. I suppose it’s possible that he is credited as writing it, because he edited and published the newsletters, but he still should have checked what was going out with his name on it.

  2. I, too, heard those editorials were mislabelled. Had Ron Paul been the Republican candidate, he most likely would have had my vote (Mostly because he’s more concerned with internal affairs and would’ve kept his promise to pull troops from overseas.. I like to believe). I still believe the GOP rigged the primaries to elect a candidate which actually represented the Republican party rather than Paul, who has very loose ties to their policies. I say he should have just ran under the Libertarian agenda as that seems to be more up his alley anyway. Though, he would have lost either way as people still believe in the stictly 2-party system, unfortunately.

    But, yeah, I don’t care what religion or creed Obama is; I just disagree with his policies. Also, it’s pretty much individual states that are preventing the legalization of gay marriage. I live in Mass where it has been legalized, but I’d have to agree that certain states aren’t abiding by the rule of separation of church and state when it comes to such social policies.

  3. Great post Birdman. It takes courage to write about anything to do with religion. When it is religion combined with politics it’s usually a firecracker. Something weird I have noticed in cyber space – it is acceptable for anyone to post things about Jesus and prayer and blah blah blah and yet one little anything from an atheist point of view and people think they have the right to throw insults. Kinda like ot is okay to make jokes about skinny people but considered horrific if someone make a joke to someone avout being overweight. Funny world we live in. I am ever thankful that Canada.is my home and native land.

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