LR the Liberal Redneck here, coming to you from a country where “religious” leaders are shitting bricks at the thought of a Democratic controlled government ending the decades long abuse of their very undeserved tax exempt status, for declaring to their various congregations who “God” wants them to vote for.
This egregious violation of the law has gone unpunished for so long that they have come to feel it is their right. This is evidenced by several of the most audacious “mega pastors” such as Pat Robertson, Joel Osteen and Robert Jeffress openly declaring from the pulpit that “God” told them “He” wants Donald Trump to be president…. and they do it with a straight face! Robertson has even gone so far as to declare that the pornographic photos of Herr Drumpf’s third wife are nothing more than “art” showing the quality of “God’s” work. No shit. That’s what he said.
If you close your eyes and listen carefully you can hear the fingers of the “Religious Right” screeching across the blackboard as they try and cling to the good old days when America was in their minds great and religion was the force that held our country together. Unfortunately for them, the world is changing. Numbers don’t lie, unlike Republicans and their supporters, and they tell us that religion in this country is losing “believers” at a rapidly increasing rate. The unadulterated avarice exhibited by the lavish lifestyles of the “mega pastors” is taking its toll and that has to happen when you preach one thing and practice another.
It is time for those who claim so ardently to “love” the Constitution, to learn first hand what the separation of church and state, a concept which is also contained in another tome they so ardently claim to “love” — the Bible, “Give unto Caesar, etc.” — actually means on a practical and personal level, i.e. the pocketbook. If you want to bring politics to the pulpit, you have to pay taxes to play.
LR the Liberal Redneck here, with an answer about why so many people seem to hate Hillary Clinton. She has never been arrested. She has never been charged with a crime. She has been under fishbowl scrutiny for over 24 years. She was a lawyer, a First Lady, a Senator and Secretary of State. Over $100 million dollars of taxpayer’s money has been spent on “investigations” that found absolutely nothing, and Republicans have somehow convinced a lot of the “poorly educated” that she is “untrustworthy”.
Berniebots are instrumental in spreading the “I hate Hillary” gospel. It is good to remember that Berniebots are not Democrats. They, like Bernie himself, are Independents masquerading as Democrats and could care less about the Democratic Party. They simply hate anyone who is not Bernie.
Strong women have been feared throughout history. If on top of being strong, they are smart, that fear grows exponentially. The men who hate Hillary are afraid that she will prove that women can do what has historically been a “man’s job”. The women who hate Hillary are afraid that with all of her accomplishments, she makes them look inferior. In order to explain this irrational phenomenon we must turn to medical science.
According to Dr. Sigmund Freud, men who are afraid of women taking their jobs, suffer from a micro-penis syndrome, and women who are afraid of other women making them look bad, suffer from inadequate vaginal lubrication. So there you have it. The men who hate Hillary have small penises and the women who hate Hillary have dry vaginas.
Rather than hate them back, Hillary supporters should remember the true reasons behind the hatred, and instead “pity the fools”.
LR the Liberal Redneck here, coming to you from a country that did not realize when they elected a Republican controlled Senate, that they were giving final say about the running of our nation to the National Rifle Association. Republican senators are so totally bought and paid for that they don’t take a crap without making sure it is okay with the NRA. Senator Mitch McConnell, the secret Grand Dragon of the Kentucky KKK, refused to even consider adding a new SCOTUS justice unless the NRA approved of the candidate.
The NRA is not mentioned once in that document that is so revered by the far right, the Constitution. The balance of power between the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches is described in great detail and not once does it mention the final say so in government policy being given to the NRA.
Over 90% of the American public thinks allowing suspected terrorists to freely buy weapons of mass destruction is a bad idea. The NRA Republican controlled Senate said screw the American people. Everyone should have the right to buy as many weapons as they can afford.
If you want your government to go to the highest bidder, if you want vested interest corporations to decide what wars our soldiers should be fighting, if you want Evangelical Christians deciding which religion should be the official religion of our country, then by all means continue sending the same old white men that got us in this mess back to Washington to do the same damn thing all over again.
If, on the other hand, you want a government responsible to the American citizens, then stop sending the same assholes back to Washington. Pull your head out of your ass, America, and send the NRA Republican controlled congress the fuck out of Washington.
LR the Liberal Redneck here, coming to you from a country that really needs to read its’ own Constitution. That holds especially true for our elected officials in Washington D.C. and even more so regarding the second amendment:
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
Ammosexuals, led by the NRA, totally disregard the first part of the second amendment and concentrate only on the “right of the people to keep and bear arms.” That is a slap in the face to our Founding Fathers. In 1791 when the second amendment was ratified by the states, our country had no standing army. The defense of our new nation was totally in the hands of our citizen militia. They needed to be armed to protect the vulnerable nation from invasion by a foreign power.
Today we have the most powerful group of armed services in the world. We have no need for a “well regulated militia.” It is past time to curtail drastically the “right of the people to keep and bear arms.” It has created an environment that is dangerous and deadly by making it easier to buy guns than it is to get a drivers license.
Attack rifles have only one purpose. To kill large numbers of people. They need to be totally eliminated forever. Only federally authorized dealers should be allowed to sell guns with a mandatory background check and a 30 day waiting period.
Ammunition should be sold at a completely different location and only in limited quantities. Violators should be given mandatory prison sentences with no exceptions.
The out of control gun culture has made it unsafe to even go to church without fear of being shot. That is intolerable. In 2015 alone there were 372 mass shootings in our nation and the one common denominator is the gun.
We have the power to change this abomination, but power is useless if you do not use it. Vote. Vote like your life depends on it, because it very well could. Democrats believe in gun control. Republicans do not. The choice is simple.
LR the Liberal Redneck here, coming to you from a country where the Democratic Party has once again made history, with their choice of a candidate for POTUS. We Democrats realized that our great nation had been governed far too long by an unbroken string of old white men. Our nation is extremely diverse in the ethnic makeup of our citizens. Since we were founded on the principal of “freedom of religion,” people from all over the world have gravitated here seeking to find a home in a country that does not persecute its citizens because of their religious beliefs, and encourages all of our citizens to participate in the governing of our nation by voting for the candidates that best reflect their own personal desires.
In 2008, Democrats first broke the string of nothing but old white men presidential candidates by nominating and electing a black man. In 2016, Democrats continued their acknowledgement that our country is made up of more than just old white men, by nominating a member of the most historically persecuted group in the world. Women! The party of Old White Men, namely Republicans, has refused to realize the contributions of any group other than their own, and have now found themselves saddled with the most ridiculous candidate ever selected to run for the highest office in our land.
Donald Trump hates everyone who is not a white Christian man, and constantly voices his rejection of Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Muslims and Women. If we are to survive as a nation, we must reject such outdated thinking and focus on electing candidates from the party that realizes our nation is much more than just old white men, and that all segments deserve representation. Namely Democrats! Vote BLUE at every level to make sure that all citizens are represented by our government equally.
LR the Liberal Redneck here, coming to you from a country that needs a major overhaul of the priorities on how our government spends our tax dollars. Currently the IRS collects $2.4 trillion dollars every year and our elected representatives determine how that money is spent.
- They felt it was better to spend $6 trillion dollars on the Iraq and Afghan wars than providing healthcare and a safe infrastructure for our citizens.
- They felt it was better to spend $13 trillion dollars on Wall Street bailouts than providing adequate public transportation and a first class education for our citizens.
- They felt it was better to spend $38 billion dollars a year on subsidies to big oil companies than it was to provide renewable energy and a clean environment for our citizens.
- They felt it was better to spend $1.5 trillion dollars on a useless fighter plane, the F35, than feeding our poor citizens and providing our veterans and their families with a living retirement.
- They felt it was better to spend $40 million dollars a year on congressional pension benefits than to increase Social Security benefits to our senior citizens.
This is bullshit! It is time to elect representatives whose priorities are the same as every day citizens of our nation, and not just big business. That would be Democrats. In November when the next round of elections takes place, remember how our congress spent our money and vote for Democratic candidates who want a better life for all our citizens.
The Liberal Redneck here, coming to you from a country that does a piss poor job of protecting our future. Of course I am talking about our children because they are the future. Not a single day goes by without a story about a child being shot and killed by a gun. You would expect that in Afghanistan, but the U.S. is not currently a war zone. Or is it?
We obviously have a severe shortage of “responsible” gun owners. We have more guns than people in this country; they are just in the wrong hands. Many of our children have no healthcare whatsoever. How stupid is that? How can we expect them to be loyal Americans when we can’t take care of them when they are sick?
Many of our children are hungry. What kind of nation lets children go hungry? We throw away enough food to feed most nations and let our own children do without. The first thing to get cut in state budgets is education. How stupid is that? How can we expect them to be productive citizens if we do not educate them? Children are innocent. They have done nothing wrong. They depend on us and we have let them down.
How do we correct this situation? Come November we elect representatives who have not sold their souls to the NRA or the insurance industry and who think that children are more important than any business. In case you are unaware, that would be Democrats!
Republicans want to give our children a gun and a Bible and send them on their way. They are too busy sucking up to business to worry about the future of our nation. It is time for a government that cares more about its citizens than it does about campaign donors. Changes must be made and it is up to us to make them. Vote BLUE and save the future of the United States of America!
LR the Liberal Redneck here, coming to you from a country that is experiencing one of the craziest presidential races in U.S. history. One candidate has impeccable credentials and hands on international experience. The other one is an ex-reality T.V. show host. Should be a no brainer, right? Yet a recent poll actually showed Donald Trump leading Hillary Clinton in the national race.
A major reason for such crazy results is that the Republican party is more or less united behind Trump, and the Democratic party is split between Bernie Sanders and Hillary. Bernie fought the good fight and generated remarkable enthusiasm, but he will not be the nominee. It is over for him. It is time for Bernie to show everyone that he is in fact a real Democrat, and not just an opportunist trying to pull the wool over everyone’s eyes. He needs to step aside and unite the party. He needs to use his enormous fund raising skills to assist fellow Democrats down the ticket to get us control of both houses and the presidency. That would make him a true legend. That is what a real Democrat would do. That is what a true legend would do.
We are on the cusp of a cultural and social revolution that can change the way multiple future generations live their lives. Lyndon Johnson was given such an opportunity and he was able to pass more social legislation than any president in history. We have the potential with a long term liberal agenda to have health care for all, equal rights and equal pay for all, a minimum wage that is a living wage, free education for all. Bernie has it in his power to make that dream a reality by doing the right thing. He also has it in his power to crush it by refusing to accept reality. Keeping my fingers crossed!
LR the Liberal Redneck here, coming to you from a country that is witnessing the once proud and powerful GOP turn itself into messy road kill. It has been a long journey that started with Hoover and has really snowballed here at the end.
They thought the “mandate” they received in 2014 meant they could finally reveal their true colors. They started regulating women’s bodies and educating them about the true meaning of rape. They showed amazing zeal for the unborn fetus, while not giving a flying fuck for the end result of that mandatory full term pregnancy. They nominated a very troubled woman of low intelligence to be a heartbeat away from the presidency. They went totally insane when same sex marriage was legalized. It was against their “religious beliefs” even though “religious beliefs” have nothing to do with government. We have a Constitution for that, and it makes no mention of the Bible much to their chagrin.
Their most recent crop of governors and senators have established a new level of ineptitude. Christie, Walker, Brown, Scott, Perry, Abbott, Jindal, Bentley, McCrory, McConnell, Cruz, et.al. have been an embarrassment on a world wide scale. They did not let us down with the coup de gras. Their nominee for president is a reality T.V. show host who selected a White Supremacist to be one of his delegates to their national convention. He is the person representing their party at the highest possible level. Every Republican running for office will be judged by the man at the top of the ticket and the best, the very best they could come up with is Donald Trump.
It is both tragic and hilarious at the same time and heralds the new Age of Liberalism. For that, we say thank you Jesus!
LR the Liberal Redneck here, coming to you from a country where Republicans are going bat shit crazy over problems that do not exist. The instances of voter impersonation are extremely rare. Illegal aliens are concerned with staying under the radar. They are not about to register to vote and draw attention to themselves. Most of the few actual instances of voter impersonation have involved Republicans voting multiple times. Yet conservative states are rushing to initiate Voter I.D. Laws to prevent the illegal hoard from contaminating our election process…them and poor Democrats who should not be eligible to vote anyway according to most Republicans.Read more