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  1. Uncle Joe GoComics Pro Member commented on Clay Jones 1 day ago

    “Even Jon Stewart, from whom Libs get the bulk of their news, disagrees with much of the sentiment above.”

    You realize that Jon Stewart & Bill Maher are two different guys, don’t you?

    Maher isn’t really a liberal, his views are all over the map. He’s strongly pro-Israel, pro-gun & generally anti-government.

  2. Uncle Joe GoComics Pro Member commented on Clay Jones 1 day ago

    “God never forces anyone to “convert””

    No, it’s men who force others to convert. From the moment Rome made Christianity the state religion, most of the growth of the Church came along with conquest. Europe spent 1500 years fighting over which was the ‘correct’ version of Christianity. Most of them have become disgusted with the whole notion.

    We forcibly converted Native Americans, Australia was doing it to aborigines through the 1970s.

    Thankfully, you can brag that that forced conversion to Christianity is mostly in the past, but pretty much any time you let government & religion get intermingled, conversion becomes just another military tool.

    Fortunately no prominent Americans think conversion at the point of the sword is sound policy.

  3. Uncle Joe GoComics Pro Member commented on Lisa Benson 1 day ago

    “omQ you forgot the important word illegal. Both my parents were immigrants; they had health checks, jobs waiting and sponsors who guaranteed they wouldn’t go on welfare for 5 years. They also learned English.”

    The notion that immigrants before the Spanish speakers all learned English, is a myth. There were towns & urban enclaves where you wouldn’t hear a word of English on the streets or in the shops. Italian, German, Greek, Yiddish, Mandarin… no English.

    We had no immigration law to speak of until the 1920s. After that, the laws vastly favored Europeans until 1965.

    And, as omQ pointed out, many of these Spanish speakers around you have been here longer than your family. Given your attitude, one might suspect that even the people who are fluent in English, pretend otherwise when you enter their shops.

  4. Uncle Joe GoComics Pro Member commented on Ted Rall 2 days ago

    “This is the fascist mindset at its most transparent – attempting to regulate the most intimate of all human interactions.”

    It’s not quite the same as the old sodomy & miscegenation laws, but equally misguided.

    And it doesn’t resolve the “he said/she said” problem that it purports to solve.

  5. Uncle Joe GoComics Pro Member commented on Ted Rall 2 days ago

    “Get your self off? No worry about the other person? that could very well open you up to rape or at least exposure.”

    I’m pretty sure he meant take care of your needs in privacy, as opposed to the preaching of some abstinence “educators”.

  6. Uncle Joe GoComics Pro Member commented on Mike Lester 2 days ago

    “Do you support the right of Israel to be and thrive as it is?”

    Israel “as it is” is still colonizing the West Bank. Do you agree those who want to annex the West Bank? Do you support those who think Israel’s eastern border is the Euphrates?

  7. Uncle Joe GoComics Pro Member commented on Clay Jones 2 days ago

    “The KKK is clearly unchristian because it doesn’t match up to the life of Jesus.”

    The KKK disagrees.

    Why we light the cross

  8. Uncle Joe GoComics Pro Member commented on Clay Jones 2 days ago

    More New Testament:

    “And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.”

    “If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.”

    “He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God…”

    “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.”

  9. Uncle Joe GoComics Pro Member commented on Clay Jones 2 days ago

    And, Jesus stood by the Old Testament. Matthew 5:17-19:

    Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.
    For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
    Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

  10. Uncle Joe GoComics Pro Member commented on Ken Catalino 2 days ago

    “There are way more contractors(ex-military) in Afghanistan then military personnel.”

    You say this as if it were news. Obama is once again continuing his predecessor’s policy.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/24/washington/24contractor.html?pagewanted=all
    http://articles.latimes.com/2007/jul/04/nation/na-private4

    I know you’ll continue to pretend otherwise, but this is just more evidence that on a lot of issues, Obama is really a conservative.