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  • No Senator Cruz, Donald Trump does NOT want Single Payer health care. (Cruz own delegate)

    02/12/2016 8:44:48 AM PST · 125 of 232
    butterdezillion to fireman15

    Maybe that is something we could look into. The trouble is that we don’t have any money to put into a HSA, which is what the church had gone to right before my husband became disabled. The idea was that they would offset the high deductible by putting money into an HSA. But now we just have that same high deductible, that the disability insurance company pays for, but no way to afford to put money into the HSA to cover the deductible.

    Our situation is different than most though since we’re pretty much stuck with the income we have. That plan could be a good option for a lot of other people though.

  • Ted Cruz’s Latest Ad Featured A Porn Star

    02/12/2016 8:38:55 AM PST · 119 of 168
    butterdezillion to dangus

    Those are election boards, ruling that Cruz can be on the ballot. They have no credentials to rule on the meaning of the US Constitution. This can only be finally settled by going through the courts, and ultimately to the Supreme Court. And about the only person who would have standing, based on previous rulings that refused standing to a candidate because he wouldn’t have won anyway (according to the judge’s crystal ball...), is Trump. I’d like to think that Trump would take a chance to work with Cruz to expose the 2008 coup, and an eligibility lawsuit by Trump would do that. But it’s not looking like he’ll do it. Maybe he’s afraid it would sink his own chances because the media would attack him. I don’t know. I’m watching.

    But no, the issue hasn’t been decided in the courts where it needs to be decided.

  • Cruz campaign pulls ad featuring softcore porn actress

    02/12/2016 8:33:47 AM PST · 98 of 109
    butterdezillion to Yashcheritsiy

    I just wonder what your end goal is.

  • No Senator Cruz, Donald Trump does NOT want Single Payer health care. (Cruz own delegate)

    02/12/2016 7:39:45 AM PST · 69 of 232
    butterdezillion to RasterMaster

    Has anybody asked Trump to clarify whether he was talking about government paying for anybody who doesn’t have insurance, or government paying for people who can’t afford health insurance?

    ‘Cause a lot of times people go without health insurance because they have other priorities. But there are some who can’t afford health insurance. Then there are those who have insurance but can’t afford to see a doctor. I’ve got health insurance but can’t afford the deductible right now so there won’t be any medical care for me in the near future. Still, though, I’d be classified as a person whose healthcare situation is just peachy.

    Instead of either campaign accusing the other of lying, couldn’t somebody just do the reasonable thing and ask Trump to clarify what he said? Or couldn’t Trump come out with something that DOES clarify his position? Leaving that interview as it stood was irresponsible.

  • Ted Cruz’s Latest Ad Featured A Porn Star

    02/12/2016 7:20:24 AM PST · 112 of 168
    butterdezillion to AFret.

    That “porn star” has turned her life around. She hasn’t been in porn for a long time and is a conservative Christian right now.

    It’s not likely that Cruz or his campaign even knew this woman’s past, but even if they did, what would be so hypocritical about hiring her to be in one of his ads?

    How many of the media’s headlines about this tell the whole story about this woman, and how many frame this to put the worst possible light on Cruz? These are the kinds of media manipulations that Cruz said he would be hit with. And the truth is that if you’re receiving flak you’re probably over the target. Why does the media want us all to believe that Cruz is a Christian hypocrite? If he really was they’d want him to be the candidate so they could tear apart Christianity like the wolves they are.

  • Cruz campaign pulls ad featuring softcore porn actress

    02/12/2016 7:13:26 AM PST · 44 of 109
    butterdezillion to Yashcheritsiy

    Sounds like you’re an agitator. Haven’t we had enough from the Agitator-in-Chief?

    Everybody is human. We could all be torn limb from limb for our faults and failures if somebody wanted to do that. And if we were, that would leave us all to believe in nobody. Period.

    Is that what you’re after? Because what’s gotten us to give up the fight is cynicism - the belief that nothing we do matters anyway because everything is hopeless. We’re all impossibly rotten and there is thus no hope for us.

    The point of Christianity is that we ARE impossibly rotten, but God did the impossible thing of redeeming us through the death of His Son for our sin (fallen human nature) and sins (actual thoughts, words, and deeds that are wrong). For Christians, a person’s faults are an opportunity for redemption. God used a donkey to speak when His “prophet” refused to say the unpopular thing, and Jesus said the very stones would cry out if the Jerusalem crowd didn’t. If He can use a donkey and stones to speak what He wants said, he can use a Trump or a Cruz.

    But constant agitation - to cut down everybody equally - only leads to cynicism. Who does that help? Who is it who wants us to give up?

  • Cruz campaign pulls ad featuring softcore porn actress

    02/12/2016 7:03:36 AM PST · 32 of 109
    butterdezillion to Sacajaweau

    To the pure all things are pure. To the impure all things are impure.

    Ted apparently didn’t recognize this gal from her porn past; whoever brought up this subject did - and sought to use it to “Alinsky” Cruz with a thousand paper-cuts regarding the “poor judgment” of his campaign staff.

  • Ted Cruz’s Latest Ad Featured A Porn Star

    02/12/2016 6:54:58 AM PST · 109 of 168
    butterdezillion to Nita Nupress

    Very, VERY well-said.

    I don’t like talking behind somebody’s back, because I might not be understanding correctly and want them to have a chance to clarify their stance. That’s why I’ve asked some here for how they justify their comments. They haven’t given a justification, and people can easily see that. But sometimes it’s too much to try to publicly hold accountable the people who are acting like trolls, because there are so many - which is very disappointing.

    The media is loving this. One of the things I love about Trump is that he takes the media on. I had thought that the power of the media was crippled, but it isn’t. There are still people here (and all over, I presume) who are being manipulated by stupid media shenanigans. The truth doesn’t matter to most people.

    We just attended the first of a 6-part seminar by a guy who grew up Muslim but converted to Christianity. He was studying medicine, devoted to science. It wasn’t the evil requirements of Islam that got him to leave, it was that the claims in the Quran COULDN’T be true. They could not be factually true. And the truth mattered to him. He commented that Muslims are targeting colleges, to recruit converts. It doesn’t make sense that institutions of learning - that are supposed to be committed to an evidence-based epistemology - would yield so many converts to Islam. But the fact is, the institutions of learning are mostly NOT committed to factual accuracy but are instead post-modern - espousing the view that we make up our own reality and there is no objective truth. That worthless worldview creates a situation ripe for lies to win the day. That includes Islam, and that includes the same kind of media manipulation that you and I can both see happening. “Conservatives” think they are above that; they’re not. They are sheep just like the liberals are sheep, in way too many instances. And that is evident here as in other places.

  • Ted Cruz’s Latest Ad Featured A Porn Star

    02/12/2016 6:44:01 AM PST · 108 of 168
    butterdezillion to AFret.

    By the scare quote quotation marks in your post it seems like you don’t think that allowing God to turn a person’s life around is a very Christian thing.

    Am I understanding you correctly?

  • Ted Cruz’s Latest Ad Featured A Porn Star

    02/12/2016 6:41:47 AM PST · 106 of 168
    butterdezillion to tanknetter

    Yep. And my guess is it wasn’t Ted Cruz who recognized her from her porn days.

  • Ted Cruz’s Latest Ad Featured A Porn Star

    02/12/2016 6:37:15 AM PST · 102 of 168
    butterdezillion to Cboldt

    I’m pretty sure he’s not, because he has no valid HI birth certificate and without a birth on US soil his mother was not old enough to confer US citizenship on him according to the citizenship laws in effect at the time.

  • Ted Cruz’s Latest Ad Featured A Porn Star

    02/12/2016 6:35:54 AM PST · 100 of 168
    butterdezillion to dangus

    I know of no lawsuit where a person was granted standing, for the legal issue to be heard on its merits. What am I missing?

  • Ted Cruz’s Latest Ad Featured A Porn Star

    02/12/2016 6:32:08 AM PST · 98 of 168
    butterdezillion to jimbug

    Are you sure it was from the Cruz campaign?

    I do think Cruz’s campaign is guided by some people who rely on gimmicks. They’re doing the stuff that has won races in the past but it stinks and we’d be a heckuva lot better off if everybody just dropped that crap. The Trump campaign has done jerk stuff too. I wish the political advisers would just knock it off already.

  • Ted Cruz’s Latest Ad Featured A Porn Star

    02/12/2016 6:28:23 AM PST · 96 of 168
    butterdezillion to fr_freak

    For me right now it is truly a toss-up between Trump and Cruz. I go back and forth in my mind over what is the most important strength, and what the long-term risks of the weaknesses. They are pretty much neck-and-neck.

    How do you break a tie? That’s when crap like this comes in. And no, I will try my best not to decide my vote because of stupid posters here, but a lot of people are swayed by the general impression. None of the things intimated by dirty headlines may be true, but if there are enough people who don’t have the time to figure that out, and if there are enough of those “smear” headlines, an election can be decided by that. And that just stinks. In the end I might be likely to just say “forget it all. This country has no hope of being saved. I’m just going to take care of my family, which has already sacrificed almost everything for my attempts to save this country.”

    Right now, I believe we are in such critical danger as a nation that even with the right person in as POTUS, it will take intervention by God for us to even last until the inauguration. I know God works through all kinds of people, but I do believe that He wants us to trust first in Him and not “the legs of a man”. I have Christian family members who will never be able to pull the lever for a guy who brags about his sexual conquests, says he has never asked God for forgiveness for anything, disposes of his opponents by saying they are ugly, and gets into twitter name-calling with the head of one of our ally states (though I question whether that ally is really on our side...). I have defended why people could vote for Trump - explaining the critical danger we are in, and how Trump is willing to just speak the truth. And I do think that is important. We need a fighter. When photos of Trump wrestling have come up I have said we need a fighter who is willing to do battle with our enemies regardless of how “uncouth” it looks.

    I am truly undecided. A lot depends on what the candidates do.

  • Ted Cruz’s Latest Ad Featured A Porn Star

    02/12/2016 6:14:28 AM PST · 91 of 168
    butterdezillion to VanDeKoik

    I have not heard anyone say that, on either side, except through snotty partisan crap. Which suggests to me that people keep their “politics” separate from their “Christianity”, which is part of the reason we’re in the boat we’re in. We don’t let our Christianity impact the way we behave when we engage in the blood sport of “politics”.

    Unfortunately, I do think that some of the people on the Cruz campaign are guilty of the same thing. Campaign ads just stink.

  • Ted Cruz’s Latest Ad Featured A Porn Star

    02/12/2016 4:37:26 AM PST · 54 of 168
    butterdezillion to magglepuss

    Right now there has been no ruling on NBC. I’ve heard arguments both ways. I am not a lawyer so I have no idea whose view is correct. And ultimately, the only view that counts is SCOTUS’s. I testified for a legislative hearing in favor of a bill that would have provided an opportunity for us to get an answer. And I have said repeatedly here that Trump needs to sue Cruz so we can get an answer. I affirmed Trump bringing it up but I am waiting to see whether he did so just for a campaign bump or whether he did it out of genuine concern. I’ve said that if Trump and Cruz did it right, they could expose the coup of 2008.

    Right now America is in survival mode, literally. We are without a Constitution, and only if we do the right things now will ever get our law-based Republic back. That is the top priority for me. As I’ve said, the NBC lawsuit that Trump could file could break this open for us. First, though, I think we need to close the hole in our south-facing radar...

  • Ted Cruz’s Latest Ad Featured A Porn Star

    02/12/2016 4:31:23 AM PST · 43 of 168
    butterdezillion to Cboldt

    This nation is in imminent existential danger, IMHO, and the best we can do is make snotty comments suggesting that Cruz had an affair with a “sinner” who turned to Christ because she appeared in a campaign ad.

    Like I said, stuff like this makes me think maybe this nation deserves the annihilation that’s coming, because we would rather snipe around in the gutter than actually do something to save this country, her Constitution, and her people.

    sigh.

  • Ted Cruz’s Latest Ad Featured A Porn Star

    02/12/2016 4:28:38 AM PST · 40 of 168
    butterdezillion to VanDeKoik

    So what is YOUR justification for refusing a person the chance to turn their life around?

  • Ted Cruz’s Latest Ad Featured A Porn Star

    02/12/2016 4:26:21 AM PST · 38 of 168
    butterdezillion to Helicondelta

    You’re doing it again. You’re twisting what I said.

    I said people deserve second chances. That means Trump and that means that gal. I’ve said it is hypocritical to demand grace for your candidate but then scream bloody murder (or make snide suggestions) if the other candidate has an actress in an ad who turned her life around.

    It’s sort of like being forgiven a huge debt and then turning around and throwing in debtor’s prison somebody who owes you a small amount. Jesus said the one who does that will NOT be forgiven. As opposed to the woman caught in adultery who He refused to throw stones at.

  • Ted Cruz’s Latest Ad Featured A Porn Star

    02/12/2016 4:22:54 AM PST · 37 of 168
    butterdezillion to Just mythoughts

    I don’t know if Cruz is eligible or not. I have posted many times that Trump needs to file a lawsuit so we can have the issue resolved.

    In the meantime we are without a Constitution. The issue for me right now is who can out the 2008 coup that put us where we’re at, and get us back to being America again. I am undecided as to who would do that best.

    And I suspect that all the venom of this election will be wasted anyway because Obama’s communist or Islamist pals - the ones who committed the crimes needed to put and keep him in office - will detonate an EMP in November or December while Obama is in South America, for the purpose of finally ending the USA and fulfilling Obama’s July 2008 promise to be POTUS for “the next 8 to 10 years”.

    My primary goal is to get the candidates talking about our vulnerability so we can actually protect ourselves and prevent that. But every now and then when I see people being jerks I call them out.

  • Ted Cruz’s Latest Ad Featured A Porn Star

    02/12/2016 4:18:09 AM PST · 34 of 168
    butterdezillion to VanDeKoik

    Both camps do it and it stinks from both sides. Right now you seem to be the one doing it. So what’s your justification for it?

  • Ted Cruz’s Latest Ad Featured A Porn Star

    02/12/2016 4:16:53 AM PST · 33 of 168
    butterdezillion to VanDeKoik

    Trump has been very open about his sexual conquests so what would be the point of calling it slime? If it’s slime it’s already boasted-about slime.

    Do you somehow think that by there being somebody in a Cruz ad who turned her life around, Cruz is supporting porn. Or, as another poster intimated here, that he had an affair with this woman and thus hired her while he was in the middle of a hotly-contested Presidential run? What, exactly, do you feel needs “outed” here?

    This is the kind of crap that makes me think maybe the USA deserves everything it’s gonna get.

  • Ted Cruz’s Latest Ad Featured A Porn Star

    02/12/2016 4:12:00 AM PST · 26 of 168
    butterdezillion to Abbeville Conservative; Helicondelta

    I’ve called out both Cruz and Trump supporters but Helicondelta is in a class of her own for slime.

  • Ted Cruz’s Latest Ad Featured A Porn Star

    02/12/2016 4:10:30 AM PST · 25 of 168
    butterdezillion to pookie18

    The same people who want us to overlook Trump’s liberal past because he’s changed will run Cruz to the ground for accepting Lindsay as she is instead of rejecting her for what she was.

    And they’ll call Cruz the hypocrite.

    People sometimes make changes in their lives and only an absolute jerkwad would continue to hold their past against them so they can never fully make that 180. If they do it in the name of Christ the friend of sinners, it’s all the more sickening.

    And yet again, FR posters will lead the way throwing the holy rocks that Jesus wouldn’t... ‘Cause who needs Christianity when you’ve got a campaign to win?

  • Ted Cruz’s Latest Ad Featured A Porn Star

    02/12/2016 4:02:10 AM PST · 11 of 168
    butterdezillion to Helicondelta

    Does your slime know no limits?

    I’m tempted to not even consider Trump just because of you and people like you here on FR.

  • Heidi Cruz: Ted Running To 'Show This Country The Face Of The God That We Serve'

    02/11/2016 9:07:55 PM PST · 194 of 358
    butterdezillion to Balding_Eagle; Admin Moderator

    They never said that HE was the face of God. Look at the quote again.

    And this thread should be closed, since it’s a duplicate. On the legitimate thread there is conversation that’s not just piling on. Don’t have time to post everything all over again just because there’s a duplicate thread.

  • Heidi Cruz: Ted Running To 'Show This Country The Face Of The God That We Serve'

    02/11/2016 8:58:24 PM PST · 192 of 358
    butterdezillion to true believer forever

    They are not equating their Christian walk with the face of God.

    They are saying that the campaign gives them the opportunity to show people what God is about - stuff like life, liberty, choice, responsibility, etc. There are pseople who have never even considered a worldview where those things were valued.

    It is YOU who are making this all about Ted and not about God, which is the OPPOSITE of what Heidi Cruz was saying. And IIRC this was all pointed out in the other thread - the only thread there is supposed to be on this, according to FR rules - and yet you’re still saying the same things as if you didn’t know better.

  • Heidi Cruz: Ted Running To 'Show This Country The Face Of The God That We Serve'

    02/11/2016 8:50:01 PM PST · 191 of 358
    butterdezillion to true believer forever

    The quote may be accurate, but the headline is deception. She never said that Ted is the face of God.

  • Heidi Cruz: Ted Running To 'Show This Country The Face Of The God That We Serve'

    02/11/2016 8:47:29 PM PST · 190 of 358
    butterdezillion to true believer forever

    Heidi Cruz never claimed that Ted is the face of God. Look at her actual words again.

  • Heidi Cruz: Ted Shows America 'The Face Of The God That We Serve'

    02/11/2016 8:31:25 PM PST · 141 of 162
    butterdezillion to Col Freeper

    Thanks. I’d like to stay out of the primary blood sport too, but I do care about truth, and we are at such a critical time right now I honestly believe we need ALL these candidates to use their unique abilities to help whatever way they can. When we’re busy cutting each other down - and making up junk to cut each other down if there’s nothing real to use - it hurts us all, and hurts our credibility. Plus, it just plain stinks. There are real differences - strengths and weaknesses - that we can discuss without making stuff up.

  • Heidi Cruz: Ted Shows America 'The Face Of The God That We Serve'

    02/11/2016 8:26:36 PM PST · 140 of 162
    butterdezillion to uncitizen

    Not sure how we judge that. Trump has cheated on his wife and boasts of his sexual conquests but has never asked God for forgiveness for anything, by his own claims. Yet he says he is a Christian and he’s a member of the Presbyterian Church USA, IIRC.

    It’s not a deal-breaker for me. I want somebody who will fight for the Constitution and for the American people and I think both Trump and Cruz would do that. But if we’re going to call any of these people fake Christians, we should at least be aware that the knife cuts both ways...

    Trump may be very open about his colorful past so that we know he doesn’t have any secrets that would make him blackmail-able. And for the purpose of good governance, that openness is probably more important than having a flawless record of morality. So even though from a Christian standpoint his seeming unrepentance isn’t good, from the governance aspect it is probably better than letting people know there are things of which he is ashamed, which could make him blackmail-able. Our task is not necessarily to have somebody who is theologically correct, but to have somebody whose allegiance to the Constitution and the country will not be compromised.

    All other things being equal, I would prefer a candidate who is theologically correct because it shows an ear that listens to God’s Word and Spirit, and God promises that those who trust in Him will never be put to shame. Somebody who understands God’s justice and mercy and how they meet in the cross of Christ is more likely to be able to recognize that sometimes people need the harshness of the Law and sometimes they need the deliverance of the Gospel - which is an important thing for dealing with an entitlement culture. A more secular person can also recognize that in the concept of “tough love” (and I do believe Trump understands it from that perspective), and that’s how policy may have to be explained to the public, but somebody who has been through the process of repentance and healing is probably better able to speak it to others who need it. A man who professes to never have hit bottom might have a tough time speaking to those who need to hit bottom so they can learn they aren’t entitled to anything but the gifts they are given are genuinely gifts.

  • Heidi Cruz: Ted Shows America 'The Face Of The God That We Serve'

    02/11/2016 8:10:12 PM PST · 139 of 162
    butterdezillion to Luircin

    Thank you for doing that, and for having the integrity to retract - as I’ve had to do many times also, since we all make mistakes. It doesn’t matter a whole lot to me who a person supports, but that integrity of truth means the world to me so thank you for being a person of integrity.

  • Heidi Cruz: Ted Shows America 'The Face Of The God That We Serve'

    02/11/2016 8:07:08 PM PST · 138 of 162
    butterdezillion to EDINVA

    Heidi Cruz never claimed that Ted was the face of God. I’ve posted her quote.

    If you think they’re being too “holy”, fine, but don’t lie about what she actually said. That’s all I’m saying.

  • Heidi Cruz: Ted Shows America 'The Face Of The God That We Serve'

    02/11/2016 5:51:13 PM PST · 126 of 162
    butterdezillion to odawg

    Keep reading. You’ll get to the actual words she said, which are NOT as TPM presents them. Please don’t get suckered by media/political entities who hate both God and conservatism, and have no regard for truthfulness.

    Gotta run, but just one example of how the Judeo-Christian foundation needs defending. Regardless of who is the D candidate, they are running on a socialist platform. I have a former friend who is a LCMS pastor who regularly posts on FB in support of Bernie. I can’t help but wonder what he tells his confirmation students when “Thou shalt not steal” comes up. As a Christian and a Constitutionalist Cruz can explain why our foundations support the right of ownership - and that is one thing this election is expressly about.

  • Heidi Cruz: Ted Shows America 'The Face Of The God That We Serve'

    02/11/2016 5:34:43 PM PST · 121 of 162
    butterdezillion to Springfield Reformer

    I thought of you just now as I was making supper. I was thinking how people vilify Cruz for being a lawyer, but in the current climate we need somebody who knows the law and knows how to defend the Judeo-Christian foundations of our nation from a legal perspective. These things have to be done right - not only because there will be cries of “right-wing theocrat!” if it’s done wrong, but also because if it’s done wrong it could actually establish the foundation that could ultimately be used to institute sharia.

    We’re walking a fine, fine line between freedom and safety. We say people are free to follow their religion, but we are facing a huge influx of people whose religion says that non-Muslims must be killed and/or enslaved. How do you navigate that? Somebody who understands the Constitution and yet also understands the nature of our enemies and the moral foundations of our nation IS uniquely able to deal with these things.

    To hear the FR throng, you’d think that lawyers are always bad. You know that’s not the case. Love him or hate him, everybody has to realize that the Jewish Christian attorney, Larry Klayman, has done this nation a service by filing the lawsuits necessary to expose the national security risks Hillary and the State Dept exposed this nation to, by trying to hide her communications from FOIA requests (why would she want to do that if her actions and motives were above-board?).

    Sarah Palin says Cruz’s efforts are needed in the Senate rather than in the White House. Maybe so; I haven’t sorted that out yet. But Freepers are not thinking clearly when they make certain arguments. They seem to be controlled not by a sound mind and honesty but by sheer partisan spirit, and that is disturbing. Doesn’t matter if they favor Trump or Cruz; what bothers me is dialog that is not grounded in truth but on visceral hatred from the party spirit of the fallen human nature.

  • Heidi Cruz: Ted Shows America 'The Face Of The God That We Serve'

    02/11/2016 4:52:06 PM PST · 111 of 162
    butterdezillion to EDINVA

    Where did Cruz ever say that you hate Jesus and America if you don’t vote for him?

    Seriously.

  • Heidi Cruz: Ted Shows America 'The Face Of The God That We Serve'

    02/11/2016 4:50:33 PM PST · 110 of 162
    butterdezillion to skr

    And Cruz’s reasoned responses and civil discourse with the climate change activist who had traveled from TX to NH to talk to Cruz gave a different reflection than if he had just ignored her, called her names, etc. If he had acted like a lot of Freepers, IOW - specifically the Freepers who accuse him of having a Messiah complex as they lie about what he or his wife actually said.

    Somebody on here just called me a cultist because I don’t find Heidi Cruz’s words “creepy”. Wow. The political climate turns normally decent people into emotional attack dogs who don’t care that the commandment says not to bear false witness. That attitude will be seen by leftists as the “face of the God we serve”, whether the people acting that way would ever acknowledge that or not.

  • Heidi Cruz: Ted Shows America 'The Face Of The God That We Serve'

    02/11/2016 4:33:25 PM PST · 100 of 162
    butterdezillion to Boardwalk

    That is an option, which he’s been doing.

    Is the Senate deciding which refugees have a good reason to be admitted into the country? The Senate - in spite of Cruz’s best efforts - has rubber-stamped every godless, unConstitutional thing the Foreign Enemy Combatant-in-Chief has done to put us at the most critical EXISTENTIAL point this nation has ever been in.

    I have not decided who I will vote for. I see strengths and weaknesses in both Cruz and Trump. I have defended both guys at various times. My point in even posting instead of just rolling my eyes at the pitiful state of FR is because I want people to be truthful. TPM has been involved in giant deceptions regarding issues I am personally involved in, and it upsets me that Freepers care so little for truth that they will swallow every misleading headline out there, as long as it serves their purpose. I’ve seen it with the Trump supporters and I’ve seen it with the Cruz supporters, and it stinks from every direction.

  • Heidi Cruz: Ted Shows America 'The Face Of The God That We Serve'

    02/11/2016 4:22:55 PM PST · 94 of 162
    butterdezillion to SubMareener

    TPM left that part out so I had no idea she added that part.

    Someone who is Christian and understands the Constitution IS uniquely able to support the Judeo-Christian foundation of this nation without wandering into theocracy, which is what you KNOW the leftists (and some “Christians” here) are going to accuse a candidate of, unless they totally forsake that Judeo-Christian worldview.

    Cruz, for instance, has said that we should accept CHRISTIAN refugees from Syria but not Muslim ones. He says that from a Constitutional understanding that immigration CAN be regulated on the basis of security issues, and he argues not that Christians should be let in because we are a Christian nation but because Christians have not exhibited the same dangers as Muslims have. So he is uniquely able to navigate the accusations of being a theocrat or un-Constitutional.

    Except here on FR. He will never be able to navigate it here, because on FR people don’t care to talk in a reasoned way. They just want to make a sucker-punch for whoever will listen. Sad.

  • Heidi Cruz: Ted Shows America 'The Face Of The God That We Serve'

    02/11/2016 3:58:07 PM PST · 55 of 162
    butterdezillion to VanDeKoik

    I just posted the quote of what she actually said:

    “”We are at a cultural crossroads in our country, and if we can be in this race to show this country the face of the God that we serve—this Christian God that we serve is the foundation of our country,” she said. “Our country was built on Judeo-Christian values. We are a nation of freedom of religion, but the God of Christianity is the God of freedom, of individual liberty, of choice and of consequence.”

    And I am counting how many Freepers will care enough about the truth and about slander to even check out her actual words, rather than simply trusting TMP’s headline.

    So far, nobody.

    And that is sad, for a site that claims to care about the truth, and people who claim to be so incensed by what they claimn are untruths (but often can’t substantiate the lie when asked to do so).

  • Heidi Cruz: Ted Shows America 'The Face Of The God That We Serve'

    02/11/2016 3:54:12 PM PST · 47 of 162
    butterdezillion to Yashcheritsiy

    This is what she said:

    “”We are at a cultural crossroads in our country, and if we can be in this race to show this country the face of the God that we serve—this Christian God that we serve is the foundation of our country,” she said. “Our country was built on Judeo-Christian values. We are a nation of freedom of religion, but the God of Christianity is the God of freedom, of individual liberty, of choice and of consequence.”

    Don’t be suckered by TalkingPointsMemo into spreading misinformation about what Heidi Cruz said. She’s saying that the God of the Bible is a God of freedom, individual liberty, and of choice & consequences. She is not even remotely suggesting that Ted Cruz is God.

    TPM and the rest of the media will put these deceptive headlines up as long as “conservatives” are suckers enough to not check out what was really said. Don’t let them get by so easily. God is also a God of TRUTH, and His people need to be people of truth as well.

  • What your government is up to while you’re watching football

    02/11/2016 2:22:37 PM PST · 9 of 13
    butterdezillion to SuperLuminal

    I don’t know what they did to Mussolini, but dead men can’t tell us what the enemy’s plan is so we can stop it...

  • Iran Publishes Pictures of Captured U.S. Sailors Crying

    02/11/2016 9:42:25 AM PST · 24 of 33
    butterdezillion to suman

    Warning: Don’t read the comments on that website. Iran apologists. I don’t know; Obama is probably the government we collectively deserve. sigh.

    Or Obama’s paid operatives are at work on social media again, as always. Hard to tell these days.

  • Iran Publishes Pictures of Captured U.S. Sailors Crying

    02/11/2016 9:37:58 AM PST · 19 of 33
    butterdezillion to fwdude

    He may not have time for the captured soldiers, but he had time to call the Iranians and ask them to “help” the soldiers... Told them right where they were...

    Obama is a foreign enemy combatant. Military people - you need to know where you stand BEFORE TSHTF, which may be very, very soon - recognize that this man is not leading your comrades in arms, he is FIGHTING them with every move he makes. Always has, always will. He was put into office through crimes perpetrated by our communist and Islamist enemies and has been serving them ever since, to try to end the USA.

    When your time comes, military people, know who you truly serve. We need you. I will never forgive the American public for what we have subjected you to. But in all our stupidity, we still deperately need you to hold fast to America rather than serving the purposes of the enemy in our White House.

  • What your government is up to while you’re watching football

    02/11/2016 8:49:10 AM PST · 7 of 13
    butterdezillion to Baynative

    My guess, he’s sending them over there so they won’t be here to truly help America when an Iranian and/or North Korean EMP hits here - I suspect in November or December when he’s in South America. Probably while he’s in South America because he knows if he was in the USA when TSHTF there would be military folks who would recognize him as the Foreign Enemy Combatant he’s always been and might take him out, regardless of what the military leadership that survived his purge tells them to do.

    NK’s satellite was at the right altitude and used the right orbit for an EMP attack. Two NK satellites have been sent into orbit meeting those specific criteria. Both satellites are tumbling so NK doesn’t have the capability of hitting us with an EMP now. But China certainly can “fix” the problems with NK’s satellites when China wants us hit. Until then, they’ll let NK bumble around because they don’t trust Kim Jong Un to be able to wait for the proper time if he has the capability before it’s time.

    According to an interview with Kevin Freeman, Russia has the ability to hack our stock exchange and collapse the US economy any time they want. If so, this could explain why R’s in Congress won’t fight Obama. They may have been told that if they try, Russia will collapse the US economy - if Russia wants to see us collapse.

    Until 2011 they probably didn’t want that because their economies depended on the US economy, but when Obama kept the US from having a budget - knowing that Continuing Resolutions would always be a political hot-button and the desire for votes would make all R’s Santa Claus as long as we didn’t have a budget as required by the US Constitution - and raised the debt ceiling at astronomical rates... Russia and China saw that we were headed over a cliff and nobody has the will to apply the brakes. They joined together to create a financial system that would survive even if the US economy and the dollar were annihilated. They recently added South Africa to that system so it would be based on gold rather than on a fiat system like ours that doesn’t work.

    Freeman suspects that both Russia and China are willing to suffer short-term pain for long-term gain and that they may euthanize our economy at a time that works best for them, rather than letting us die a natural death which could come at a time that hurts them.

    I suspect the timing will be November or December. This is part of the “flexibility” that John Kerry said they would have after Obama didn’t need to be re-elected. Obama said in July of 2008 (before he was the D nominee) that he would be POTUS for “the next 8 to 10 years) - which would require a catastrophic event late in his second term, which would either prevent elections, prevent inauguration, or kill the President-elect and all the line of succession to the Presidency.

    I believe the plan all along was for Obama to weaken our system and strengthen our enemies by his last year in office, so that an EMP (or hacking the stock exchange, or any number of other kinds of attacks) would end the USA within that 8-10-year timeframe.

    Keep in mind that Obama was a signed member of The New Party, which was co-founded by Francis Fox Piven the co-author of “The Strategy of Manufactured Crisis” - a plan to destroy the US through legal planks which were ultimately carried out by Barack Obama in his only use of his Islamist/Saudi-funded and communist/Ayers-coordinated Harvard law degree. The Columbia University revolutionaries with whom Piven associated at Columbia University were infiltrated by Larry GRathwohl, who has revealed that the plan was to divide the US into portions to be given to world communists - China, Russia, Cuba, and Viet Nam, IIRC. This is the communist wing of the communist-Islamist alliance that perpetrated the crimes necessary to put Obama into our White House and keep him there (most would not believe the lengths to which the regime has gone to keep Obama in the White House, but that’s another story that needs to be told whe when the time is right).

    I believe the US is in imminent existential danger, and that the election is a distraction to keep us from preventing the last steps necessary for the plan to be carried out. I believe the candidates need to be addressing our real vulnerabilities because their campaigns are wasted time if the country is blown apart in November or December according to Obama’s plan.

    I know it sounds crazy because I don’t have time to give the background necessary to substantiate my suspicions. There is WAY more that can and should be said, but I need to bake a birthday cake right now.

    I believe Obama and his family and Valerie Jarrett (and possibly the Joint Chiefs if they refuse to protect the USA) need to be detained under the authority of the Patriot Act so they know that if the USA goes down they will go down with us. They will not be safe in a well-stocked bunker under the White House. They will not be in Havana laughing hysterically with Castro as they watch America burn. They will be in a prison cell starving to death just like the rest of us. Maybe if they realize that, they will give patriots the information necessary to stop this attack before it is detonated.

  • GOP asks: Can Trump and Cruz be stopped? [This time the shoe is on the other foot]

    02/11/2016 7:47:35 AM PST · 92 of 128
    butterdezillion to Cboldt

    Then Trump needs to sue Cruz to get this settled - unless he thinks he can get 51% of the delegates without Cruz’s support.

    I strongly doubt that Cruz is not a US citizen, because renouncing his Canadian citizenship in such a case would make him a citizen of no country. And I doubt he would do that, and I’m pretty sure he would have looked into the specifics of his citizenship issue before running for POTUS.

    So - if the above is true - it would behoove Trump to take care of this immediately, because leaving that loophole for the GOPe to thwart the Trump-Cruz agreement (if there is one) would be catastrophic.

  • GOP asks: Can Trump and Cruz be stopped? [This time the shoe is on the other foot]

    02/11/2016 7:29:54 AM PST · 88 of 128
    butterdezillion to Religion and Politics

    I think people are hearing everything except what is actually being said. The point of all of this is that the GOPe hates both Trump and Cruz but laments that they don’t have enough votes (currently spread out between the lower-tier candidates) to overcome Trump and Cruz.

    What Cruz was saying was that there ARE enough votes for the lower-tier candidates to overcome Trump’s lead, if those candidates moved to Cruz’s camp which is Trump’s closest competitor. Which is true. He is not saying, “I took third place in NH so that proves I can beat Trump”, as people were disingenuously saying here.

    The thing that is most disgusting to me in all of this is that people can’t just honestly portray what is said or done. It always has to be twisted. Like the media in Scooby Doo taking just the “these townspeople suck” portion of the quote rather than the whole “The criminals think these townspeople suck”. It’s sad.

    My hope is that Cruz and Trump agreed from the outset that whoever has less delegates come Convention will give their delegates to the other so that as much as people duke it out between those 2, their votes will ultimately be thrown behind whichever of them can defeat the GOPe. If that’s the case, I respect them both for that move, and I hope that their supporters (like many here on FR, on either side) don’t burn enough bridges for that smart approach to be sabotaged..

    If they need to keep that alliance a secret, the publicly-stated goal for both of them would be to get to a 2-man race so that the GOPe doesn’t even have somebody to keep one or the other of those guys from being an outright winner and force a brokered convention, which the GOPe powers-that-be have already PROMISED will happen. And this article seems to be saying that the GOPe suspects that supporters of the lower-tier candidates will go to either Cruz or Trump rather than coalescing behind somebody more “moderate” (GOPe) and allowing that brokered convention.

  • GOP asks: Can Trump and Cruz be stopped? [This time the shoe is on the other foot]

    02/11/2016 7:14:36 AM PST · 82 of 128
    butterdezillion to Cboldt

    Unless Cruz and Trump have made a deal that whichever has less votes will give their delegates to the other to prevent a brokered convention.

    Which I REALLY hope is the case.

    And in which case, a vote for either of those guys is essentially a vote for whoever can beat the GOPe.

    What’s bad, though, is that the lies that are spread in the primary will already be accepted memes by the general. In the general it will be assumed that Cruz is a cheater and that Trump bulldozed a woman’s home for profit. Neither is true, but truth doesn’t matter when greedy campaigns and/or supporters take the low road. And in this primary, unfortunately, it seems like everybody is taking the low road. Sad.

  • GOP asks: Can Trump and Cruz be stopped? [This time the shoe is on the other foot]

    02/11/2016 7:05:41 AM PST · 77 of 128
    butterdezillion to JJ_Folderol

    Politics has nothing to do with truth. That’s what I’ve learned here on FR.

  • Actually, it really is a rebellion

    02/10/2016 8:23:06 PM PST · 290 of 341
    butterdezillion to humblegunner

    That’s one post of yours that I can agree with wholeheartedly, HG.