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Lauren Mayer: "Where's the Judeo in Judeo Christian?"



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A Jewish mother's take on the freakout over Syrian refugees and general seasonal hypocrisy

From Lauren's email to me:

The combination of rightwing freakouts over Syrian refugees and Starbucks cups prompted me to ask, "Where's The Judeo In Judeo-Christian?" (yes, I know, sometimes my mind can be a scary place to be!)

From the song:

"Seems the right wing's ramping up its base hypocrisies
With their current freakout over Syrian refugees
Of course this time of year you wonder how they'd view the danger
From a certain brown-skinned family who was staying in a manger.
We're not a Christian country, that's a real historic fact
Besides there's nothing 'Christian' in the way these nutjobs act"


Bill Day: 'CIA Torture'



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British women join ISIS police force responsible for punishing Muslims who break strict sharia law

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British female jihadis are running an ultra-religious police force that punishes women for un-Islamic behaviour in territory controlled by Islamist terrorists, The Sunday Telegraph can disclose. Conrad Black: The West has a winning hand, but our leaders are increasingly shilly-shalliers Despite the rise of international organizations and the globalization of news and popular culture, it is…


War. What is it good for ?



Absolutely Nothing [besides the rich patently seeing how much they can hoard and how many minions they want to herd up to vote against their own interests].

There's not even a fencepost in sight about ISIS/ISIL … they can't seem to come up with a moniker that sticks, nor does anyone but John McGrumpus et al want to call this conflict A War.

As a country, think we are seriously fatigued of buying one war and getting two wars for free.

Morning Schmoe and Mika must have to practice newly horrified(!) faces at home for use in front of the camera, gawd those two can annoy with the speed of sound.

And they sometimes fall backasswards into great stories. From MSNBC.

Another edifying segment arose about the foreign affairs boondoggle.

It's as if any Republican gets caught within shouting range of the Democrat president and they're indignant, idiotically, irrationally writing it in The Family Bible right before the 'Don't Tread On Me' Gadsden flag was deployed and unfurled to serve as a magic cape on the Hill.

Absolutely nothin"!