Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Million Muslim March and Other Interesting News Tidbits

Today is a bit of a slow news day, so instead of focusing on one single story, I’m going to cover a small hodge-podge of info all supporting my usual “America needs to wake up” message.

First up, yesterday’s so-called and ill-fated Million Muslim March. Led by the American Muslim Political Action Committee, the event was meant to highlight the U.S. government’s failure “to protect and promote Constitutional liberties and human life, here and abroad” over “the past 12 years since 9/11.”

So it was no coincidence that it was scheduled on 9/11, making it one giant, intentional and obvious slap in the face of every person who lost something or someone those 12 years ago.

Fortunately, it wasn’t just non-Muslim Americans who found the rally offensive, since a mere 25 people showed up to the Million Muslim March. Either that or they were too terrified to show their faces in public amidst such an oppressive anti-Muslim atmosphere.

… But probably the former. To those men and women who could have participated in the event and didn’t, thank you for your respect for your nation. Your fellow Americans appreciate it.

Speaking of freedom of religion and religious intolerance, a 10-year-old elementary student was recently told she couldn’t use God as the subject of her writing assignment, which was supposed to answer the question: “Who is your idol?”

Apparently, God isn’t allowed to be held in such high-esteem, at least the Christian God and at least in the public school system. One has to wonder what the teacher in question would have done if a little Muslim girl had tried to write about Allah.

Moving on past religion, let’s broach another taboo topic: restricting financial offerings to the poor. Yeah, I’m taking on welfare now.

Well, actually, the too-often spineless GOP is. Shocker! Maybe there really is a Christian God?

As Yahoo puts it, “The Healthy Food Choices Act, H.R. 3073 is the latest salvo from Republican members of Congress who have criticized the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps or the Women, Infants and Children program (WIC).”

Essentially, certain Republican lawmakers, such as Rep. Phil Roe of Tennessee, don’t think families should use government funding to buy soda, candy and other non-necessary food items.

Those cruel, callous Republicans! Telling people to be somewhat responsible is just mean!

Though maybe not as mean as the wind farms across the U.S. that have killed at least 67 golden and bald eagles – both federally protected birds – over the past five years.

So much for saving the planet. Oops!

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