Friday, March 5

Christian Hate Group Terrorizes Amarillo Texas

Calling themselves "Repent Amarillo" a group of self-identified "Christians" connected with Raven Ministries has organized a Militia Group which has been going around town stalking and harassing "Sinners" (i.e. Gays, Muslims, Swingers, Liberals) as shown in the following video.

Please note, no one in this club even if you may find it a bit skeevy is breaking any laws ("consenting adults") yet they've been stalked and outed - some have even lost their jobs due to "Repent Amarillo".

Bet if they made this Club an ABC Reality Show, these guy would eat it up!

The most disturbing thing about this group is their self-proclaimed "Army of God" moniker, besides the fact their already is a group called Army of God who are directly connected to various bombings of gay clubs (including the Atlanta Olympic Park bombing) and shootings of OB/GYN's (like Dr. George Tiller), the term actually translate into - wait for it - Hezbollah.

In addition to their stalking of the Swingers Club, "Repent Amarillo" has also gone to lengths to have a play about Gay people during Nazi Germany completely shutdown. Via Thinkprogress

Repent has struck with some success at many of its enemies within the town. A community theater attempted to open “Bent,” a play about the persecution of homosexuals during Nazi Germany. But the day before opening night, Repent members helped shut down the play by calling in fire marshals to complain about the theater’s permit. Staffers at a nature preserve were featured on local news defending themselves against Repent accusations that their site represents something related to witchcraft.

Witchcraft? Witchcraft?! Seriously, Witchcraft?

Do these guys even know that Harry Potter is just a Movie? (Clearly these guys don't READ!)

If they did read it's obvious these guys don't seem to be reading from the same bible the rest of us have been reading. Seems to me, if you're going to call yourself "Christian" - you should be paying attention to the teaching of Jesus The Christ.

If you believe Levitican law as laid down by Moses, then Adultery and Homosexuality are sins. They are Abominations:

Leviticus 18:29
For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people.

Leviticus 20:13
If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

Leviticus 18:20
Moreover thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour's wife, to defile thyself with her.

Leviticus 20:10
And the man that committeth adultery with another man's wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

You know what else is an abomination? Eating Shellfish and "Creepy" things.

Leviticus 11:10
And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you:

Leviticus 11:20
All fowls that creep, going upon all four, shall be an abomination unto you.

Leviticus 11:42
Whatsoever goeth upon the belly, and whatsoever goeth upon all four, or whatsoever hath more feet among all creeping things that creep upon the earth, them ye shall not eat; for they are an abomination.

Fortunately we have something called Refrigeration now, but what does that mean for Football Players who are constantly touching a "Pigskin"?

What else is an abomination>? Doing it with a woman, when she's got the Curse

Leviticus 20:13
And if a man shall lie with a woman having her sickness, and shall uncover her nakedness; he hath discovered her fountain, and she hath uncovered the fountain of her blood: and both of them shall be cut off from among their people.

Y'know Jesus was actually asked about these things, and most of us know what he ultimately said about Adultery. Then again may be don't.

But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

Get that, Divorced People getting remarried to someone else are Adulterers. Gee I hope nobody in "Repent Amarillo" has ever been divorced the way that Newt Gingrich and Karl Rove have been several times.

And what did Jesus do with Adulterers? From John 8:

3And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,

4They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.

5Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?

6This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.

7So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

8And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.

9And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

10When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?

11She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

Ok, Ok, but what about Teh Ghey? Doesn't Jesus Hate Teh Ghey? Well, Maybe not according to Matthew 19

3 The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?

4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,

5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?

6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?

8 He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.

9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.

10 His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry.

11 But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given.

12 For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.

Here Jesus argues that Moses was WRONG to allow for divorce, and as I stated above states that anyone who marries a second time - is an adulterer. He also says people are "born eunuchs: from their mother's womb". I may be going a stretch, but that seems to suggest that some men are BORN WITHOUT AN ATTRACTION TO WOMEN.

Also I see nothing in here that condemns women who are attracted to other women. Inconsistent much? Either way, the one consistent thing in Jesus teachings was the power and value of forgiveness, not condemnation.

Luke 7:37 - And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was at table in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment, 38 and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.

39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he said to himself, "If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner." 40 And Jesus answering said to him, "Simon, I have something to say to you." And he answered, "What is it, Teacher?"

41 "A certain creditor had two debtors; one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42 When they could not pay, he forgave them both. Now which of them will love him more?" 43 Simon answered, "The one, I suppose, to whom he forgave more." And he said to him, "You have judged rightly."

The bottom line is that these people aren't "Christians" at all, they don't understand the first THING about Jesus' teachings - they're merely a bunch of Thugs trying to push people around and dictate how they think other people should behave against their will.

It's despicable.

What's next tossing acid into the faces of school girls for failing to "Honour their Mother and Father?" with sassy back talk?

And it's not just in Texas where teh crazy is spreading.

A Louisiana sheriff plans to arm volunteers with shotguns, riot shields, batons, and a .50-caliber machine gun mounted on a "war wagon," as part of "Operation Exodus," a program to provide security in the event of a terrorist attack or civic unrest. "It's a calling," he says.

The office of Sheriff Larry Deen of Bossier Parish, near Shreveport in the northwest part of the state, last month selected for the program 200 local residents -- mostly ex-law-enforcement personnel -- and began training them in "defensive techniques in the event of a struggle," reports the Shreveport Times. The plan calls for the new recruits to be sent to protect food from grocery stores, gas from gas stations, and other crucial local resources, should the situation demand it.

Gee, where have I seen a bunch of armed white militant people in the middle of a Louisiana Crisis before - oh yeah, on the Streets of New Orleans during Katrina.

Just like the Anti-Government Truther Conspiracy Theorist Right-Wing Nutbag who Shot up the Pentagon Yesterday - The Militant American Taliban is real, and it is Dangerous.


More from a Previous Diary on this.

Alan Grayson v Michele Bachmann on Health Care - To the Pain

Alan Grayson v Michele "Batcrap Crazy" Bachmann the Liar Cannon on Larry King.

It hard to believe this woman can get these lies out of her mouth as fast as she does.

Batshit: The Senate Works with 60 votes and what the President is proposing is a Nuclear Option... the Senate has to break their own tules in order to pass the bill.

No, the Senate does NOT work with 60 Votes, it completely FAILS with a 60 Vote Cloture Requirement. And the "Nuke-Lear" Option was the attempt by Republicans to Kill the Filibuster for Judicial Nominees in 2005, not the attempt to simply HAVE A VOTE on Health Care.

But then again with Alan Grayson on the case, the lie was slapped down with ease.

Grayson: My esteemed colleague from Minnesota is entirely wrong. There's nothing in the Senate Rules that prevents Reconciliation, it's been used 22 times overall and 14 times by Republicans. If it's good enough to provide tax cuts for the rich twice under Bush, it's good enough to provide Health Care for all Americans.

BOOYAA! That one's gonna sting in the morning.

As Rachel pointed out last night the $Trillion Bush Tax cuts which were passed via Reconciliation had a far greater impact on the deficit than health care will. Also we're not talking about passing the entire bill through the Senate - that's already happened with 60 Votes - the President was simply talking about passing an Amendment to the Senate Bill to make it good enough to get through the House. Exactly what can and can't be in that Amendment is where the debate lies, not in whether or not they can have an Amendment passed through Reconciliation.

King: What's wrong with the President's Plan?

Batcrap: #1 it's a job killer. #2 it's a government takeover of 18% of the economy, it'll be massive tax increase, plus it'll cut $500 Billion out of Medicare for vulnerable seniors.

#1 is Wrong, #2 is Wrong - Wrong again on #3 and WRONG! on #4.

1) According to the Business Week and the Rand Corp Rising Health Care Costs are the JOB KILLER, not Reform.

In a first-of-its-kind study, the non-profit Rand Corp linked the rapid growth in U.S. health care costs to job losses and lower output. The study, published online by the journal Health Services Research, gives weight to President Barack Obama’s dire warnings about the impact of rising costs if Congress does not enact health care reform.

2) As was pointed out by Anthony Weiner to Fox & Fiends in August, the companies that currently offer health insurance to their employees - which represents 83% of the public health insurance market - won't be able to enter the Exchange System for the first 5 Years of the program. They have to keep going as they ARE. The Government will only have an impact on the remaining 17% who are either uninsured or underinsured, even though they're working and not eligible for Medicaid.

The Government will only control the insurance plans involved in the exchange, by requiring minimum standards, prohibiting the excuse of pre-existing conditions to deny care and unreasonable claim denials. 17% is not a TAKE OVER

3) Yes, there are some tax increases to cover subsidies that will be paid for those people who still can't afford to buy the insurance offered on the Exchange, but they're not "MASSIVE" as was shown by Rachel and her chart.

4) The $500 Billion from Medicare is an estimate of Savings that will be achieved by improving quality and removing "waste, fraud and abuse." An idea that Republicans used to really like when Ronald Reagan used to talk about it. The Bills specifically prohibit the rationing of care or lowering of quality in order to achieve these savings goals, and it's not guaranteed they'll even GET those savings. If they don't the President has pledged to cut other programs in the budget to ensure this bill remains deficit neutral.

But y'know what's a little truth in the midst of all that?

King: Alan why are you for it?

Grayson: Yet again that's simply not the case. We spend 17% (NOT 18%! ed.) of our income (GDP) on Health Care, no one else in the entire world spends more than 11%, and yet we're 50 in the world on life expectancy - the japanese livemore than 5 yera longer than we do. We're 46th in infant mortality below Cuba. How can we spend so much and get so little?

I'm not sure where Grayson's getting his numbers - I have the World Health Organization Ranking the U.S. as 37th in health care, the CDC Ranking us as 30th in Infant Mortality and the UN Human Development Index ranks us at 13th in Life Expectancy - even so - Everyone says We're Number One! in costs.

Bachmann then goes on to claim that the President's plan won't "save most Americans" any money. Grayson counters that the CBO report says it will provide Health Care to 80% of those Americans who currently don't have it, and that the Harvard Study indicates that 122 Americans Die Every Day because they don't have access to Health Care. Who cares about Dead Americans when we got bills to pay?

The CBO Report Also says this...

Differences in Average Premiums Relative to Current Law due to:IndividualSmall GroupLarge Group
Difference in Amount of Insurance Coverage+27 to +300 to +3Negligible
Difference in Price of a Given Amount of Insurance - Coverage for a Given Group of Enrollees- 7 to - 10- 1 to - 4 Negligible
Difference in Types of People with Insurance Coverage- 7 to - 10 - 1 to +20 to - 3
Total Difference Before Accounting for Subsidies+10 to +13+1 to - 20 to - 3
Effect of Subsidies in Nongroup and Small Group Markets - Share of People Receiving Subsidiesd57 12n.a.
For People Receiving Subsidies, Difference in Average - Premiums Paid After Accounting for Subsidies - 56 to - 59 - 8 to - 11n.a.

83% of people in the small or large insurance groups won't see any significant change in their Health Care (because the Government doesn't "Take Over" that care) - but the remaining 17% are likely to see their costs decrease by an average of 56% once subsidies are accounted for.

That's a heckava savings.

After this Bachmann goes completely off the rails arguing that the President is making some kind of back door deal with a member of Congress in exchange for a Judgeship for that member's brother... and I love what Grayson says in return.

Bachmann: We need an Investigation! (Like the one she wanted to see if members of Congress are "Anti-American?")

Grayson: My esteemed colleague has just used a Weapon of Mass Distraction to change the subject from Health Care.

Frankly, if the President is getting seriously down to brass tacks and twisting arms in congress in order to get this deal done - i say GOOD, that's what he should be doing. That's always been how things get done in Congress. It's absolutely what Tom "The Hammer" Delay used to do when he was House Majority Leader using threats to push through the Medicare Prescription Drug Bill, which wasn't Paid for. It's not "Corruption" - it's Politics.

Overall, a nice job by Grayson.


Anthony Weiner Takes on the Fox Liar Brigade

Rep Anthony Weiner the Congressman from Brooklyn taking on the Fox & Fools in their own Liar Hole.

It's one thing to lob bombs at them as Special Comments from a distance, it's another to get right in their face.

And the lies came fast and furious:

First the Foxers claim:

"When you put the Government Option in people are going to emigrate to that, it's cheaper and the quality isn't as good but people are going to want it..."

Fact: Under both the House and Senate Bills the Health Care Exchange would provide better quality insurance, with life-time out of pocket caps and where pre-existing conditions & unreasonable care rescissions are banned. For the most part the CBO reported that the cost difference would be Negligible for people who currently get their health care through small or large businesses.

Weiner Answered this with:

Don't we want people to have a choice? If they don't think they're getting quality, they don't want government control, they won't choose it.


Then they claim businesses are likely to drop coverage:

What if I'm an employer, which is wear most people get their insurance - and I'm looking at the bottom line and I say I'll go to the Public Option because it's cheaper.

Weiner: That's prohibited under the plan. For the first 5 years.

All Net Three-pointer from the Wing to Weiner. That's right, Employers can't just dump coverage for cost reasons and force their workers to buy healthcare on the private market or rely on the government sysem - y'know, the way that Walmart Already Does.

Again CBO stated that 83% of the public who currently get their health insurance through their employer, will not see any significant changes in either price or quality.

Fox: But what about after those 5 years are up?

Wiener: Then those businesses will have to pay a sanction for dropping coverage.

Gretchen Foxer: After those 5 years those private offerings are going to go Bye-Bye!

Weiner: Well, why? Why are their costs higher? Let me answer that for you, because right now Insurance companies are working with about a 30% overhead and profits. Right now we're giving money to our insurance companies and we're saying give it to our doctors and their taking a piece of the action on every transaction. So why are we paying share-holders instead of people who work for us?

Tomahawk DUNK to Wiener. It's simple: if private industry can't compete on price and quality - they Deserve to go "Bye-Bye".

Foxer: Right now healthcare takes up 16% of the economy, do you really want the government controlling 20% of the economy if we bring these 22 Million additional people one

Typical Foxer looking at his own pocket and not at the fact that 20-30 Million People who don't have care - will be able to GET IT. Money? Yay! Saving Lives? Boo! Besides, with rate hikes like the kind we're getting from Wellpoint of 39% in a single year, healthcare is going to become 20%-25% of the economy if we do nothing.

Weiner: Right now 40% of all of our tax dollars are going to a Federal Funded Health Care program, Medicaid, Medicare, DOD (Tricare) and the VA. If you don't like those programs go tell Senior Citizens, go tell Michael Steele "Government funded Healthcare is so wrong". The only question here is who we're giving the money to.

The current best rated and best ranked Healthcare system in the Country isn't Cigna or Pacific Care or Wellpoint - it's TRICARE the Government Funded and Government RUN Healthcare for our soldiers and Military.

Foxer: I have bad news for you, they have done the math (On Medicare), it's going to run out.

Weiner: I agree with you, but Republicans have stood up against removing waste from Medicare.

Foxer: Well, we're not (nice of you to admit what side you're on) against removing waste, we're not "Pro-Waste".

Weiner: Republicans have put out a statement saying "Don't change anything in Medicare, including removing waste and abuse". So how are you going to control costs? You're going to have to do some things about waste.

On the money, the Republican plan is to do nothing - or worse yet when they do have a good idea, like removing waste, they turn against their own idea simply to score political points and demagogue democrats. Like Senator Bunning who was totally for spending money we don't have and against PAY GO - until last week when he all of a sudden he wasn't anymore. Putting thousands of people out of work in the middle of a recession wasn't about principle or deficit reduction - Bunning was just being An ASSHOLE, because he could.

Just think about all the Assholes you've ever known - chances are - they're Republicans.

Gretchen Foxer: Here's a problem, there's a thing called "History" and people have watched how their money has been spent by this government.

You mean like how we spent $Billions on Halliburton, KBR, Triple Canopy and Blackwater? How we spent nearly a $Trillion on the Iraq War and Tax Cuts for people who'd rather spend their money betting against American Businesses in the Stock Market than buy American Goods or providing American Jobs? Is that the kind of "Historical wasteful spending" you ment?

Nope, apparently not.
Gretchen: People are like "Holy Cow, If the government can't run Cash for Clunkers how can it run Healthcare?"

Golly Gee Willickers Pa! Pretend No-Nothing Valedictorian-Hick Dip Wad Shill Spokes Model says Wha?

Cash for Clunkers was a unmitigated success, and All of it has been PAID! Cash for clunkers has it's own Post-Mortem Site

Positive Responses: 73
Negative Responses : 103

Ashleigh says:
November 23, 2009 at 6:33 pm

i think you should do another cash for clunkers deal!!! i missed the date barley. i would’ve owned my car a year on november 3, 2009!!!!

Alessandra says:
October 10, 2009 at 12:42 am

I have an old old Honda that is hanging on by a string which means I’m driving around in an unsafe car. I was told I would not qualify because the gas milage is too good. I think it is a travesty to punish the people who have been doing what they can to keep things clean and reward those who have been polluting the environment and not really giving a damn about it. Something is just not right with how this was handle

Most of the people complaining, were annoyed that they couldn't use the program because it was limited, not that it wasn't run well or "didn't work".

Weiner: You ask people who are on Medicare whether THEY like it or not.

Foxer: It's losing money.

Weiner: Ask the people on it. Medicare Works.

Douche Foxer: Most people like it, but the fact is that doctors in hospitals aren't able to continue to exist under the rates that Medicare pays.

Weiner: So is your problem that Medicare pays too little or pays too much?

One of the changes in the Bills, and most recently in the modifications offered by the President in agreement with a "Republican Idea" - is an increase in Medicare Rates paid to doctors.

Toward the end of the clip Weiner goes on to shut down their talking points on both "Buying Across State Lines" and "Tort Reform" (two Republican ideas that don't work, but are in the Bill anyway and Republicans STILL won't support it) - and this appearance was from last August during the Height of the Tea Parties.

More recently Weiner has Called FOX out for their Orchestrated Lies.

Weiner: On programs like this there's been an enormous amount of disinformation about the Bill.

Foxer: According to you. That's what you think.

Weiner: Look, I think there's been orchestrated effort in a lot of quarters to Lie about the Bill.

Yes, they've been lying about the bill - and they're going to keep lying - I promise.

Lying is the Republican Party Template, it's their Mantra, it's the one thing THEY DO WELL - it's their THEME SONG. All you need to understand about the Tea Parties and Fox News was documented/predicted by Henry Rollins:

This is who they are, never forget it.