Friday, May 24, 2019

Professional Left Podcast #495

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Kevin Holsinger said...

Good morning, Mr. and Mrs. Professional Left.

Question: why do you think Ms. Pelosi is actually going through with a plan to impeach Mr. Trump when...

Mr. Bush confessed to war crimes (authorizing waterboarding aka torture), and Ms. Pelosi took impeachment off the table...

...and Ms. Pelosi said that Mr. Barr committed the crime of perjury, but I don't see him paying any consequences for this?

Thank you in advance.

Be seeing you.

dinthebeast said...

This week did start to feel scary in a different way than it has been feeling scary, which made me think of those for which it never stops feeling scary like that, and remember when I was one of those people...
Then it was back to being personal again and I wanted to go kick some ass.

Thank you again for the podcast. We all have our parts to play in this not-quite-a-shooting-war with the worst people in the world, and you are doing a bang-up job at yours.

-Doug in Oakland

Robt said...

Having several variances of view on the Roe V Wade re-re-re-re-re visiting by the same folks who merely have to tell themselves in their own personal lifes's situation(s).
If you don't want one and feel it is wrong for what ever your individual concepts. "If you do not want an abortion, make a choice and do not have one".

I have had harsh descriptions I have arrived at on my own educated accord.
God didn't tell me, a right wing radio voice didn't lead me, a political party has not forced me to be loyal to their viewed conclusion.

I you don't mind. I would like to share a perspective that should invoke reason to self reflect no matter who you are.

Written by Pastor Barnhart
“The unborn” are a convenient group of people to advocate for.
They never make demands of you; they are morally uncomplicated, unlike the incarcerated, addicted, or the chronically poor;
they don’t resent your condescension or complain that you are not politically correct;
unlike widows, they don’t ask you to question patriarchy; unlike orphans, they don’t need money, education, or childcare;
unlike aliens, they don’t bring all that racial, cultural, and religious baggage that you dislike;
they allow you to feel good about yourself without any work at creating or maintaining relationships;
and when they are born, you can forget about them, because they cease to be unborn.
It’s almost as if, by being born, they have died to you.
You can love the unborn and advocate for them without substantially challenging your own wealth, power, or privilege,
without re-imagining social structures, apologizing, or making reparations to anyone.
They are, in short, the perfect people to love if you want to claim you love Jesus but actually dislike people who breathe.

Robt said...

It would have been more convincing how calm you were if,

If you went down a family line of Wife, children Each in turn pledging their submissive loyalty in the face of St. Peter at the pearly gates.

With the credibility of the local skid row Wino praising you the full dollars worth you paid him for.

As an Agnostic leaning Atheist. I want to say God (working in mysteriously confusing messages).

Why doth God rebuke the evangelical republicans? Why has he forsaken them with a Democratic controlled House of Reps?

Is it their multi Idol worshiping?
Their misuse of his word?
Their money changers in his temples?
Their coveting of another man's Porn Star?

The Democratic House of Reps is not necessarily the entity I would normally look to for Sol-ice. Even the Quantum type.