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Friday, April 07, 2006

Pray for THIS

I'm so glad I can come on Andy's blog and say stuff I can't say on mine. Andy will say ANYthing. Because THIS. IS. ANDYLAND.

I was reading bumper stickers in a traffic jamb today. They were overwhelmingly religious fanatic in temperment. I wasn't far from the location where that Domino's Pizza guy wants to build a town for right wing Catholics only. Looks like he has enough potential buyers in that area. Although he better but up tickitack homes because most of them were driving 12 year old cars.

I came to the conclusion that the Christian Right should start their own third political party. If they were honest with themselves, this is what they would do. They could call it WWJD? It would get them out of the obvious conundrum regarding having to support a GOP who has been, faking the cause of war and getting our young soldiers killed and wounded; going to war anyway and staying there; destroying the environment with thinly veiled lies and excuses; supporting the causes of rampant materialism that fuel environmental damage and war. The Jesus I learned about wouldn't do that stuff. Oh and then there is the problem with supporting people who get caught doing things like accepting bribes from lobbyists, orsigning a budget that was not constitutionally passed by both senate and congress. I'm not in the least bit religious but I'm certain the dude from Nazareth I learned about wouldn't be supporting that stuff.

They make themselves look like hypocrites and give more reason for non church oriented people to stay as far away from churches as possible. As if they didn't have enough reasons already.

The WWJD? Party would be joined by serious religious zealot members of both major parties. They would get some people elected. They would eventually have deal making power. It would be fair and honest. Politicians who are addicted to screwing their interns and taking money from lobbyists won't have to pretend anymore that they are religious. They can just run on a Screw and Accrue platform. Politicians who believe in separation of Church and State could openly say so instead of pussyfooting around it.

Why tie tax breaks for the rich with prayer in schools? What do they have to do with each other? Are they praying for more tax breaks? Why tie the destruction of Social Security to posting the ten commandments in court rooms? Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's Social Security check? Why tie support for religious schools vouchers to the support of insurance companies through privatizing Medicaid? Do they think the HMOs are gonna kick in money for bibles? Not even if you're faith healers, baby! Those fuckers don't even want to pay for Band-Aids. Wheelchairs? Who needs a wheelchair if you have an old pair of roller skates and an orange crate?

Start your own damn party and put it out there if you think religion belongs in politics. It's patently dishonest to support politicians who only want your votes and money and expect you to go along with corrupt ideas that have nothing to do with your agenda. Let the GOP admit that they are the party of big business no matter what. Let the Dems admit that they'll support the average and below average workers as well as they can while trying to earn as much as the GOP. That's honest. Let people decide based on what's really important to them.

Either the majors will clean up or there will be a multi party system. Then they can all compromise with each other and dilute legislation to get parts of their own agenda passed into law. Wait a minute...we really are screwed, aren't we?


Blogger John Cowart said...

Ginny and I pulled up behind a car wtih a bumper sticker that said, "If you die today would you be in Heaven or in Hell?
Ginny said, "If we die today, we'd still be in debt."

5:38 AM

Blogger John Cowart said...

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5:39 AM

Blogger Andy Land said...

Well Bud, you're going to Hell. No big deal, Andy Land is a suburb of Hell already so you weren't too far away to begin with.

Welcom, John! Come back soon. I'll be sure to check out your blog when I return. Let me know if you'd like to do a link exchange.

Thanks, Bud!

11:17 AM


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