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Posted by Lex in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Fri Dec 04th 2009, 02:08 PM

"And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him" (Matthew 6:5-8).

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Posted by Lex in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sun Oct 25th 2009, 12:32 PM
So I'm using Blue Cross's postage to send MY message. Thanks Blue Cross for the postage. (If you get one, please consider doing the same.)

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Posted by Lex in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Fri Oct 17th 2008, 02:18 PM
than I have ever seen before. This is in central NC. I'm not saying I know how every African American voter is voting because I do not, but let me say this--I almost always vote early and there were LOTS more African American voters voting at that early voting place than I've EVER seen. (This is at the main early voting site in my county, the Board of Elections, so ANYone in any precinct can vote there early. There are 8 other early voting places in my county.)

It was awesome!

Also I scored 4 Obama yard signs from a lady who had ordered a whole bunch from the campaign and she was selling them for what she paid for them, which was $5 per sign.

Let's go blue NC! Here's my shirt right now:

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Posted by Lex in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Thu Sep 11th 2008, 10:55 PM
That's one of the interesting things about the story to me:

She could've faced a 20 year prison sentence but a sweet 'deal' was cut for her. No question about that. She was supposed to do residential rehab as part of the Diversion Program, among other things.

WaPo says:

Two reporters wrote that McCain said she had completed a drug treatment program at the Meadows, a facility in Wickenberg, Ariz., as part of the agreement with federal prosecutors. But days later, federal officials said that no agreement had been reached and that she had not yet been accepted into a diversion program, which would include approved treatment. McCain issued a statement saying the reporters erred, but she did not disclose details of her treatment.

The only public reference to treatment is her mention in the county investigator's report of a one-week stay at the Meadows.

On pages 4 and 5 at the WaPo link:

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Posted by Lex in The DU Lounge
Sat Apr 05th 2008, 10:05 PM
Shout out to fellow DU'er tool_of_the_people--he prep'ed everything and purchased the ingredients, and he and his son and I fixed a big sushi dinner this evening.

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Posted by Lex in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sat Dec 08th 2007, 12:19 PM

Intel report sinks CNN Iran special
Two-hour 'Nuclear' was slated for Dec. 12


HOLLYWOOD -- The latest National Intelligence Estimate concluding that Iran discontinued its nuclear weapons program four years ago has claimed one casualty: CNN has postponed speculative documentary "We Were Warned -- Iran Goes Nuclear."

The two-hour spec, which was slated for Dec. 12 under the "CNN Presents" banner, was "set partially in the future," featuring a what-if scenario as former government officials -- playing fictional cabinet members -- debate how to deal with the Iranian threat.

That special was "based on a different set of rules and a different set of conditions," said CNN veep-senior exec producer Mark Nelson, noting that the surprising NIE report "changed everything."

In its place, CNN will this weekend air two Campbell Brown-hosted specials on the Iran situation and its history. Portions of "We Were Warned" correspondent Frank Sesno's original reporting will be incorporated into those hours, which air Saturday and Sunday.

Among those participating in the war-game panel featured as part of "Iran Goes Nuclear" were former CIA director Jim Woolsey, former EPA administrator Christie Todd Whitman and former presidential adviser David Gergen.

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Posted by Lex in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Thu Apr 12th 2007, 01:12 AM

Let us all hail the Goddess of Irony who put these stories side-by-side in the news.

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Posted by Lex in The DU Lounge
Sun Mar 11th 2007, 08:32 PM
I went to an Orchid Show (I know, nerd alert) today and took a few pictures (second nerd alert). These were all live orchids, not fake.

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Posted by Lex in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sun Jan 28th 2007, 01:38 AM
A message to Congress:

The crowd assembling:

I never got the story on this older gentleman, pre-march:


A message for the Supreme Court:

And finally, this was in the Capitol police horseshit:

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Posted by Lex in General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007)
Thu Jan 11th 2007, 07:49 PM

Hey, shouldn't they be in Iraq? Too bad I didn't have any Enlistment Forms for them. (Sorry the lighting is so bad--they were across the street where it was dark.)

We had about 100 people there. And those 2 idiots.

We got a lot of honks and shouts of support from cars passing by. Here's a few other photos from tonight.

She had a message on each side of her sign:


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Posted by Lex in General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007)
Thu Nov 16th 2006, 03:35 PM
into something horrible. Even Edwards joke on Jon Stewart's "seat of heat." And Kerry's slam against Bush, which they turned into a slam against the troops.

And Every Freakin' Thing that Al Gore said in his presidential bid in 2000.

It's not about the Democrats being more "careful" about what they say--the Corp. Media will turn ANY random thing they say into something horrible.

No one is immune. Not Clark, not Obama, not anyone.

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Posted by Lex in General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007)
Tue Nov 14th 2006, 06:47 PM
the Baptists and their pro-slavery stances. You know, that they got from the Bible.

Embarassing for them. Once again.

I predict in another 100 years, or however long, they'll have to hang their heads for being backwards socially once again.

Baptists at the 1998 Convention should go back and read the pro-slavery sermons, tracts and treatises of the founders of their denomination. Their Biblical expositions of Negro inferiority were based on Noah's curse of slavery upon Canaan, son of Ham, who was presumed to be the ancestor of the Black race; and also based on the patriarchal and Mosaic acceptance of slavery, and, also based on the New Testament commands of Peter and Paul regarding slave-master relationships. Rev. Furman stated, "For though they are slaves, they are also men; and are with ourselves accountable creatures; having immortal souls, and being destined to future eternal reward." The Southern Baptist view was that slaves were better off under the loving, tender, compassionate care of Christian slaveowners, and the institution of slavery was to be "a blessing both to master and slave." In fact it would little rewording of the 1998 “Family Amendment” to make it fit the 1845 Southern Baptist view toward slaves: “A slave/wife is to submit themselves graciously to the servant leadership of their master/husband even as the church willingly submits to the headship of Christ. Slaves/females, being in the image of God as is their master/husband and thus equal to them , has the God-given responsibility to respect their master/husband and to serve as their helper in picking cotton/managing the household and nurturing the next generation .”

One hundred and fifty-five years later, after a Civil War that left six hundred thousand dead and one million wounded, we recognize that our Southern Baptist forefathers and foremothers were on the wrong side of history and Biblical interpretation…But if the slave subordination and submission passages are no longer binding upon the church, then why are the female subordination and submission passages?

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Posted by Lex in General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007)
Thu Nov 02nd 2006, 03:19 PM

Too long, of course. But 9/11 extended it a bit--people scared and willing to believe the rhetoric a bit longer. Americans didn't want to believe that WMDs were an outright lie or that Iraq was really about oil. They wanted to believe that Bush was doing the right thing. They really wanted to believe that.

But, after 12 years, it comes down to this for a lot of voters: where's ANYthing that Repubs promised the American people? ANYthing? They delivered on absolutely NONE of what they promised, none of what the AM radio right-wing nutjobs promised, none of what that inane 1994 "Contract For America" promised.

Sure some of us knew from the beginning it was all bullshit and that they were crooks, snake-oil salesmen, warmongers, and thieves.

But your typical voter kept thinking, just like people do with misbehaving teenagers, "Oh, they'll turn this around. They'll start doing the right thing. They wouldn't lie to us."

The lies, deception, and corruption do inevitably start to sink in, though. And since 2004, hasn't it just all gotten worse and worse. Body parts in streets in Iraq. Frist, DeLay, Abramoff . . . No end in sight.

Will 2006 be the year when America wakes up? I hope so.

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