“In Texas we have certain statutory obligations to promote patriotism and to promote the free enterprise system.” .. Cynthia Dunbar, an evangelical Christian member of the Texas Board of Education on the decision to re-write school textbooks to favor a right-wing agenda.
No seriously. They’re assassinating everyone’s brains with this bullshit.
Here’s the link itself to the album. Hover your mouse in the right-hand corner of each image to download the card. As always, submit your card here or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. GIF prizes awarded for the most bingos on one card, first bingo, most bingos across all cards, and blackouts (Note: Can lead to alcohol-related blackouts).
What better way to celebrate a day named for Martin Luther King, Jr. than to watch a bunch of old rich white men discuss how they’ll “save” America? Now with the only adult on stage *cough* Jon Huntsman *cough* out of the race, I’m sure it’ll be interesting. Will Newt finally vanquish Romney with his mind lasers? Will Perry strike out on an adventure by counting to our? Watch it and see!
These cards are also good for the CNN debate on Thursday night. I’m only going to change them if someone else drops out.
Live-stream for the Fox News debate is here. I’ll be live-blogging the debate @meglanker on Twitter.
Spread the word and good luck! Remember, we all lose at GOP Bingo, so let’s lose together.
Because all African Americans are unemployed and on welfare.
Ladies and gentlemen: Newt Gingrich.
Because the African-American community won’t resent an old rich white man telling them what to do at all. It’s not like that’s ever happened. Never in history has any group of old, white men thought they knew best for the African-American community at all. The African-American community is saved now that Newt Gingrich is coming to their rescue. </sarcasm>
If you’re bored, tune into the Bill O’Reilly re-run tonight on Fox News. He quizzed Rick Santorum on his social issues controversies, saying, “I’m like the ghost of Christmas present, telling you what’s going on, Rick.” He called his positions on same-sex marriage and contraception “extremist” - really.
He had Rick on the “I’m not a racist” ropes right now. Rick Santorum was squirming, claiming he did all kinds of work for black colleges.
"[Y]ou don’t need to be in the pew every Sunday to know there’s something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can’t openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school."
Rick Perry, in his new campaign ad entitled “Strong”
It’s not often that you get gay-baiting, hooray military, AND “War on Christmas” buffoonery in one 30 second message. That takes some kind of, uh, talent.
This quote from his ad is wrong, though. The pew on Sunday is about the only place you’ll hear about this issue. Just in case you missed it in the campaign spot, Perry helpfully puts it in a banner ad over the video:
With all the problems this country faces economically, it’s apparently the Obama administration’s war on religion that’s keeping America from being great. Okay then… Let me say this: I know of nowhere in this country where a child is preventing from praying at school. I know a child or teacher leading others in prayer, with mandatory participation, at a public school is unconstitutional. And when Perry says War on Religion, that’s code for Christianity, because I didn’t see him taking a stance against Rep. Peter King’s witch-hunt against Muslims. No one stopped Perry from holding his pray-a-thon or from issuing an official proclamation from the governor’s desk imploring Texans to pray for rain this year.
And this War on Christmas bullshit needs to stop. This message ticks me off the most in this video. I walk into Wal-Mart. Are there menorahs? No. Big, 20-foot Christmas trees in the front entrance and decorations throughout the store. Let’s keep in mind December 25th marks the only religious-based federal holiday. Just for funsies, here’s how the University of Wyoming explains Christmas to international students:
December 25, Christmas: The major holiday in this country, Christmas began as a Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. It is now a widely celebrated day of feasting and gift giving. A mythical figure, Santa Claus, is said to visit the homes of sleeping children on the night of December 24 and leave gifts for them. All state and federal offices are closed.
I don’t see anything decorating the front lawn of the Albany County Courthouse other than Christmas decorations. In fact, the city pays for a synchronized light show with both secular and religious carols:
It’s not different elsewhere, either. Search the Google and you’ll find many displays similar. No one is going to come to your house from the Obama administration and take your nativity. Also, it’s still called the National Christmas tree:
Oh, and remember Obama’s 56 states gaffe? Maybe he was referencing the 56 states and territories of the U.S. Just sayin’
So in summary, there’s no War on Christmas, Obama is not waging a war on religion, gay people aren’t infiltrating the military to stop your kids from praying in school, and Rick Perry just slammed the door on his way out.
Pre-1965, we had quotas that virtually eliminated immigration of anyone other than white immigrants. Is that what she meant? Or does she simply not understand history? Either way, she’s advocating for racist, ethnocentrist policies repealed by Congress nearly 50 years ago.
I agree that Bachman is Terrible, but I do believe that in that phrase she was merely ill-informed on the immigration system and people are raking it out of context. Just my two cents, though I could be wrong.