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DFW

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59. Well, a minor nuance there
Fri Apr 3, 2015, 03:26 PM
Apr 2015

They are considered Christians by whom? THEY may label, even consider themselves Christians. I reserve my right to think of people who so drastically deviate from the teachings of their supposed spiritual guide as something else entirely. I'm sure the Symbionese Liberation Army considered themselves freedom fighters. Does that mean they "are still considered freedom fighters?"

There was once a Congressional hearing where Harlan Sanders, the emblematic "Colonel" of Kentucky Fried Chicken, was asked flat out if he was ever really a colonel. After all, he called himself a colonel. KFC always called him the colonel, and their advertising is worldwide. Sanders, of course, had never been a colonel. Instead of admitting it, he shot back to the Congressman, "well, sir, your title says 'honorable.' Are you?" Touché. They both called themselves something they obviously weren't. I hold that the same goes for most in America who call themselves "Christians." As a southerner, I run into such people every time I'm back home in the States (Dallas, in my case). Gandhi had them pegged most accurately.

Big Big BIG K&R!!! Excellent and thanks for sharing nt riderinthestorm Apr 2015 #1
Mincome (minimum income) was tried successfully in Canada, until conservatives buried it. Snarkoleptic Apr 2015 #2
They weren't the first: truebluegreen Apr 2015 #3
We did this exact same thing in the "golden years" of the 1950s. Yavin4 Apr 2015 #4
Union movement was not killed by union members upaloopa Apr 2015 #5
Two words for you: Reagan Democrats Yavin4 Apr 2015 #6
People became Reagan Democrats because upaloopa Apr 2015 #7
So was I. Yavin4 Apr 2015 #10
Yes race as being apposed to the Civil Rights movement upaloopa Apr 2015 #12
I was there too. The media constantly worked to steer public opinion against President Carter. Enthusiast Apr 2015 #44
No argument from me on that point upaloopa Apr 2015 #57
Thank you. And then they claim to be Christian. JDPriestly Apr 2015 #14
They are Christian. F4lconF16 Apr 2015 #22
Be prepared to do a lot of calling out DFW Apr 2015 #40
Well said, DFW! Dont call me Shirley Apr 2015 #49
I quite like that quote. F4lconF16 Apr 2015 #55
Well, a minor nuance there DFW Apr 2015 #59
At the age of 73 I think I agree with you. One thing though the welfare we had in the 50s did not jwirr Apr 2015 #16
yes, i was gonna say; everybody's known it forever. but for some reason, it always gets ND-Dem Apr 2015 #41
They always claim, "There is someone somewhere getting something they don't deserve." Enthusiast Apr 2015 #45
Sometimes it's just selfishness. silverweb Apr 2015 #47
I'm sure our 'leaders' are aware of this, what happens when people have enough money to live on. sabrina 1 Apr 2015 #8
School statistics are most remarkable TexasMommaWithAHat Apr 2015 #9
Well, sure, if you're talking an advanced nation like Liberia it might work. Not here, though. byronius Apr 2015 #11
This is what we have been saying for years. Curmudgeoness Apr 2015 #13
So the poor will spend the money on beer! they cry... Mopar151 Apr 2015 #15
Precisely. Curmudgeoness Apr 2015 #17
UNless they spend it at WalMart (or other BIG Boxes). bvar22 Apr 2015 #21
That is partly right. Curmudgeoness Apr 2015 #23
They employ people.. bvar22 Apr 2015 #24
I don't have to drive far. Curmudgeoness Apr 2015 #29
but if folks had more money and didn't have to pinch every penny, they might spend more at ND-Dem Apr 2015 #43
And to put icing on big box's cake, in many communities they get to KEEP the sales taxes they Dont call me Shirley Apr 2015 #50
Huh? Curmudgeoness Apr 2015 #54
The Rs are always yelling small government. Social Security costs less to run than welfare. I am jwirr Apr 2015 #18
Our poor people are different from their poor people..... blackspade Apr 2015 #19
Kick. This should be widely seen and read! hifiguy Apr 2015 #20
K&R Guaranteed living income time. woo me with science Apr 2015 #25
K&R abelenkpe Apr 2015 #26
Richard Nixon was going to give us a guaranteed income Politicalboi Apr 2015 #27
Kickety kick kick. Scuba Apr 2015 #28
If it worked that well... BobTheSubgenius Apr 2015 #30
Thank you, kpete Cha Apr 2015 #31
All the money ends up in the hands of the wealthy, anyways. Why not cycle it through the hands of... marble falls Apr 2015 #32
That's why we should have bailed out the homeowners. Spitfire of ATJ Apr 2015 #37
K&R DeSwiss Apr 2015 #33
would love to see some rw heads explode allan01 Apr 2015 #34
What a nice story. betterdemsonly Apr 2015 #35
So money for the basics helps the basic economy,.....basically. Spitfire of ATJ Apr 2015 #36
Anyone who's ever been poor knows you spend every dime you have.. mountain grammy Apr 2015 #38
It's actually the 1%ers who can't be trusted with money. They usually spend it on war. villager Apr 2015 #39
or crap. i was just reading about some plutocrat who spent millions on his mansion, all ND-Dem Apr 2015 #46
This cannot be true! Only the rich can be trusted with money! Enthusiast Apr 2015 #42
Recommended and kicked, but... Quantess Apr 2015 #48
What about all those McDonald's franchisers? They might have to raise wages, too. End of the world leveymg Apr 2015 #51
I think all Americans should get a check from Corps, similar to Alaska. And Corps/Gov Sunlei Apr 2015 #52
K & R Thespian2 Apr 2015 #53
If the US would stop the practice of,.. NM_Birder Apr 2015 #56
I was expecting to read Capt. Obvious Apr 2015 #58
kick woo me with science Apr 2015 #60
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