Let’s give a big thanks to the Romneys for making America safe

October 22, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Posted in elections, political campaigns, president, Religion, stupidity | Leave a comment
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Photo of Ann Romney at the Reagan Dinner in De...

Photo of Ann Romney at the Reagan Dinner in Des Moines on October 27, 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In a recent appearance on The View, Ann Romney, who is apparently as much a Mittwit as her husband, claimed that Mitt and their sons having gone on Mormon missions to shove their religion down our throats proselytize about the Church of Latter Day Saints is the same as serving in the military.  That’s like saying little girls in girl scout uniforms selling cookies door to door is the same as serving in the military.

When pressed by Whoopi Goldberg on how Romney would explain why neither he nor any of his five sons served, Ann explained that the six men found “different ways of serving” by going on their Mormon religious missions.

“So, you know, we find different ways of serving,” she said. “And my husband and my five boys did serve missions, [but they] did not serve in the military.”

The substitution, she went on to explain, makes sense because the two share essential, character-building and altruistic values.  Read more at salon.com

Really!  I had no idea those bicycle riding white shirt and tie wearing young men ringing doorbells and annoying people were putting themselves in harm’s way.  I’d like to see the statistics on how many Mormon missionaries come home in body bags, missing limbs, suffer from PTSD, or many of the other multitude of maladies endured by our troops that have been to war.  How many Mormon parents have received the unthinkable news that their child won’t be coming home from their missions?

We should all be offended at Ms. Romney’s ignorance and insensitivity towards our troops and their loved ones.  How dare she make such a comparison!

If Romney wins the White House will he be proselytizing and or sending out missionaries to spread the word?  Will this constitute his foreign policy?  Could this be why he wants to increase the budget for the military?

…and I’m a Mormon

March 2, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Posted in Atheism, elections, political campaigns, Religion | 4 Comments
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About a year or so ago I started seeing those TV ads that begin by showing normal, busy people talking about their lives and ending by telling you, “My name is Joe Blow, and I’m a Mormon.”  At first I assumed that the Mormon church was running the ads.  In the minds of many the scandals that hit the news, about those polygamist sects, were associated with the Mormon church.  The ads, I thought, were damage control to show the world that Mormons are just like you and me.  I don’t know about you, but I’m not required to wear special underwear, take part in secret rituals, or go on a mission to spread the Book of Mormon.

Now, I’m not so sure it’s the Mormon Church.  I think Mitt Romney is behind the ads.  I think he planned ahead, knowing his strange religion would be an issue come election time, and used the commercials as a preemptive measure.  Remember when Bill Clinton was asked the boxers or briefs question.. I wonder how that will go with Romney?

Great satire, on Romney’s underpants from Pardon the Pundit:

“Look, Mormons catch a lot of flack for their underwear, but truth be told, my underpants are just as normal as anyone else’s here,” explained Romney. “People joke that Mormons wear `magic’ underwear, but that simply isn’t the case. Our underpants represent our faith, and remind us that we need to stay pure. Every single time we see our underpants on us, it’s like God is saying `dude, I know you’re all alone, and you thought Jim’s third wife was pretty risque showing off those ankles of hers, but look at your underwear!’ It’s like a chastity belt, but without all the chaffing.”

Romney responded harshly to a question from the audience from a journalist asking how the underwear could stop someone from playing with themselves. “Look, it’s all a part of the Mormon faith, okay? The underwear is just a last line of defense. Whenever I pee, I need to use my special Mormon salad tongs to handle the equipment. When I’m showering, I need to use a special sponge-ladle with needles sticking out of it, to make sure I get zero pleasure from washing downstairs. It’s all a rather small price to pay for being so in-touch with God. Without any touching though, obviously.” read more

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