The proposed amendment to the Mississippi constitution defining the term personhood as "The term 'person' or 'persons' shall include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning or the functional equivalent thereof” is a dangerous precedent setting definition. These right wing social conservatives are now equating an embryo with a person. Clearly this is an attempt to ban abortion in any form or matter. Jon Stewart is right, it’s not the politicians; it’s the electorate. Did you know moment: the State of Mississippi has never officially ratified the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery.
Sarah Palin puts on a Star of David when she visited New York City, Michele Bachmann goes all Yiddish with some Chootspah, and now we have a video of Rick Perry dancing with some rabbis at a menorah lighting. Do me a favor Evangelical politicians, chose another people because the Chosen people don’t want the attention. Now I better not see Rick Santorum performing a bris!
Some of the most heinous parts of the new Alabama anti-immigration law were upheld today by US District Judge Sharon Blackburn including the ‘papers please’ provision allowing police to stop an individual and allowing the public schools to inquire about a student’s immigration status. In fact, the parts of the law that the Federal Government received its sought-after injunctions all benefited business. But worst of all immigrants caught without required documents will now be guilty of a state crime, a provision that in effect "criminalizes undocumented status”.
Here’s how the immigration debate has upset the apple cart of traditional ideological positions:
· Republicans are pro-business and Democrats pro union
· Undocumented workers keep costs down but depress wages
· Republicans want security Democrats want civil liberties
· Republicans are mono-color Democrats a rainbow
· A traditional Republican would welcome immigrant labor to help businesses keep costs down
· A traditional Democrat would push for middle class wages
· A new breed Republican wants to deport all undocumented workers
· A new breed Democrat wants to pander the growing Latino minority as a voting bloc
Who’s on first?
Remember President Barack Obama the right wing produced bogeyman? The President that was going to institute card check, the fairness doctrine, ban all guns, create socialist style boot camps, hire 20,000 armed IRS agents, etc. He is so diabolical that Tea Party parents keep their kids out of school so they won’t have to listen to his annual address to students, such a tyrant that he is trying to build a Nazi brown shirt corps. Which brings me to this quote: “I know you're a better worker if you exercise on a daily basis. I know you'll help keep the health care costs down in America if you exercise on a daily basis. I know your life will be more complete if you exercise.” Obama the marxist? Nope. That would be George W. Bush.