Wednesday, February 15, 2012

"The Year Of The Bible", and when in Rome.....

In case you folks in the rest of A-merry-ca were wondering, this is "the year of the Bible" here in Pistolvania. Let me repeat that: "The year of the Bible".

Apparently our politricksters in Pistolvania have way too much time on their hands. And here is the scary thing, the proclamation passed unanimously. Not a single vote against this official resolution by people we elected to go to Harrisburg to solve our state's problems.

I don't like John Bear very much, but his article on the subject was on point:

"BE IT RESOLVED: Whereas, members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, a bloated, overperked crowd indeed, apparently do not read or even seem to be aware of items they unanimously adopt, there shall henceforth be an outright ban on silly, meaningless resolutions.
And, whereas, such a ban would obviate the need for nonreaders and nonthinkers in the House, let this be the first step in slicing House membership in half, at least.

 If you missed the inspiration for the afore-offered resolution, it's born of the unanimous (193-0) adoption of a real House Resolution, H.R. 535, on Jan. 24.
That resolution declares 2012 "The Year of the Bible" in Pennsylvania.
Its sponsor is Rep. Rick Saccone, R-Allegheny County. It has 36 co-sponsors: 33 Republicans and three Democrats, including Philly Rep. Tony Payton, though he says he's unaware of his co-sponsorship (more on that later).

The resolution says we recognize the Bible because of its "formative influence" on state and nation and because of "our national need to study and apply the teachings of the holy scriptures."

If this strikes you as bumping up pretty close to at least symbolically violating separation of church and state or inviting similar resolutions proclaiming "The Year of the Torah," "The Year of the Quran," "The Year of Beelzebub" etc., you're not alone.

This is why - and I am not making this up - Philly Democratic Rep. Mark Cohen this week held a Capitol news conference asking that the House reconsider the resolution that he and all his colleagues supported. In other words a redo.
You may remember Cohen from past hits such as charging taxpayers $28,000 in one year for personal books, including The Little Book of Stress, or for collecting more than $100,000 in expenses in one legislative session, including per diems for Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Labor Day and Yom Kippur.
The Harrisburg Patriot-News reports that Cohen apologized for essentially having no idea what the resolution was about that he and everybody else in the House voted to adopt.

Philly Democratic Rep. Babette Josephs, long a forceful advocate of individual rights, joined him in that apology and later told me she intends to actually read future resolutions before voting on them.

The Bible resolution is non-binding and therefore falls into the what-the-heck-are-you-doing- with-taxpayers'-time-and-resources category.

But it raises questions and points to some public-service realities.
The questions include what the heck are you doing with taxpayers' time and resources? Do you have even a basic understanding that those who pay your salary and perks are of various religions, beliefs and nonbeliefs? And do any of you recall that Pennsylvania was founded on religious tolerance, especially for unpopular, persecuted religions such as the Society of Friends, or Quakers?
The public-service realities are (a) our elected officials aren't paying attention, and (b) there now looms the prospect of more time-wasting by putting up votes for or against the Bible.

Nice. Why not just pass out armor, swords and lances and re-enact the Crusades on the House floor?

All this helps explain why our Legislature consistently waits until the last possible moment to act on required duties such as passing annual budgets or adopting once-a-decade redistricting plans before screwing them up. They obviously don't read anything so don't know what to do.

Payton, for example, didn't even know he co-sponsored "The Year of the Bible."
"Are you sure I'm a co-sponsor?" he asked." [Source]

Now I like Tony Payton, he is a good guy. But Tony, you have to pay attention up there in Harrisburg.

The Bible is a wonderful book, but I am pretty sure that we don't need a bunch of politricksters declaring that 2012 is "the year of the Bible". I think we can all agree that the Bible has done pretty well for a very long time without it's own damn year.

Finally, I bet if Rick [I should be in a] sanitarium gets elected we will have a national year of the Bible. That would be good for you Christians out there. But for everyone else, not so much.

Rick took a trip to Rome a few years ago, and he refused to tell us who paid for it. Now I am not a conspiracy guy, but can you imagine if O took a trip to Mecca a few years back and wouldn't tell us who paid for it? Wingnuts would lose whatever is left of their minds.

But this is not hurting Rick. He is actually surging in the polls and leading Flipper in some of them. Good for him. Say what you want about the guy, he takes his extreme positions and sticks to them. Flipper has no soul, and I don't think his conservative peeps like that very much.

Good luck Rick, if you win the republican nomination the battle lines will be that much deeper, and maybe we will finally have a clear debate about the future of this country.





43 comments:

Whitey's Conspiracy said...

It's the year of the Dragon here in Northern Calley-four-neeya Field.

I just don't think Santorum can squeeze it out, or it can squeeze Santorum out fopr that matter.

Whitey's Conspiracy said...

Oh yeah, Mitt's got a soul Field: made of plastic in a tenement sweatshop, and polished daily with pure working class baby-lard..

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. Field, thank you for this wonderful post about the Judeo-Christian Bible! It has been a long time since you have posted anything regarding such important religious matters.

Your post has given me renewed hope for politicians both Dem and Rep. I am teary-eyed as I write about it. Just think, it was unanimous between Dems and Repubs in PA! That is a Miracle and proves beyond a shadow of doubt that there is a GOD.

This is a sacred moment to be remembered, not only because both parties votes unanimously for the Bible, but because YOU, Mr. Field, also voted for it by posting the Good News!

I take back everything I said about you being an anti-God ass. Please forgive me. You may not know it, but you have probably gained some points in Heaven with this post. GOD bless you and the great state of Pennsylvania. May the year of the Bible spur less killings in Philadelphia.

Anonymous said...

"Rick took a trip to Rome a few years ago, and he refused to tell us who paid for it. Now I am not a conspiracy guy, but can you imagine if O took a trip to Mecca a few years back and wouldn't tell us who paid for it? Wingnuts would lose whatever is left of their minds."

As I understand it, a trip to Rome, home of the Vatican, does not require Rick to tell anything about his religious convictions.

However, a trip to Mecca-the Middle East- would require Obama to reveal who paid for his trip simply for security reasons. This would be a completely different matter.

Besides, according to the Tea Party, Obama still has yet to prove he was born the USA. The issues surrounding Obama are a horse of a different color and cannot be compared to Rick Santorum's trip to Rome.

Mack Lyons said...

As I understand it, a trip to Rome, home of the Vatican, does not require Rick to tell anything about his religious convictions.

However, a trip to Mecca-the Middle East- would require Obama to reveal who paid for his trip simply for security reasons. This would be a completely different matter.


But no one's asking about Rick's religious convictions. We're asking who paid for the trip.

And while the question of Rick's trip is gingerly sidestepped, a conveniently different standard is raised for President Obama. On the other hand, I'm sure you wouldn't be the least interested in the funding behind the president's trip to, say, Jerusalem. Or Tel Aviv.

field negro said...

@Mack Hmmmmm. Interesting point.

Anon@12:47, if I do more posts like this do I have a shot at meeting you in heaven?

Anonymous said...

No GOP will ever go to heaven. They are simply too mean and nasty. The Dems will all go to heaven and look down and laugh at the Gop's burning in eternal hell.
What a loving Christian thought eh?

LouCifer said...

Whitey's Conspiracy said...
Oh yeah, Mitt's got a soul Field: made of plastic in a tenement sweatshop, and polished daily with pure working class baby-lard..


What could you possibly know about souls either good or bad, you sold yours years ago to make some money. I am looking forward to hosting your visit.

Anonymous said...

Field, "Anon@12:47, if I do more posts like this do I have a shot at meeting you in heaven?"

YES! Everybody gets to meet everybody in Heaven. We are all one there. No more Dems or Repubs or wingnuts or Lefties. Only love, milk and honey....And lots of women if you are a Muslim.

As I understand it, other religions like Christianity requires that you leave your earthly sex organs behind before entering Heaven. Lust is not allowed for Christians and Jews.

Anonymous said...

your state pennsylvania was started by relgious people called quakers what is your problem with your state government acknowledging this?

Dr.Queen said...

Field I'm not really feeling on the idea of the Prez going to Mecca, I mean why not Jerusalem since he's a Christian?

And these days I don't care much about what's going on with the Repubs since none of them is going to be elected.

Obama 2012

Get It Right, Genius said...

"Field I'm not really feeling on the idea of the Prez going to Mecca, I mean why not Jerusalem since he's a Christian?"

1) Jews are not considered Christian......that's not just me saying that, Jews don't even call themselves Christian.

2) Non-Muslims are forbidden to enter Mecca. If Obama were to visit Mecca, just think about the sh!tstorm that would bring about!

Anonymous said...

Get It Right, Genius said...
"Field I'm not really feeling on the idea of the Prez going to Mecca, I mean why not Jerusalem since he's a Christian?"

1) Jews are not considered Christian......that's not just me saying that, Jews don't even call themselves Christian.

2) Non-Muslims are forbidden to enter Mecca. If Obama were to visit Mecca, just think about the sh!tstorm that would bring about!

11:59 AM


yepper once again bringing lite to an ignorant hussy who will never be a doctor

hey kimdaqueef why donte u learn to jess shut up? if u aint ha nothing to add its okay to be quiet sometime less u make urself look even dumber idgit!

Anonymous said...

and must u still insist on using the moniker doctor queen? it makes no sense since u are neither a doctor nor a queen and u will never be either after all if u almost 50 and act like trash chances are u still gonna act like trash at 60 dummy!

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Does Angelou "Lie" On Obama? said...

Hey AB.....your hero Angelou thinks Hobama is da bomb!:

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alicia banks said...

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Anonymous said...

Dr.Queen said...
Field I'm not really feeling on the idea of the Prez going to Mecca, I mean why not Jerusalem since he's a Christian?

And these days I don't care much about what's going on with the Repubs since none of them is going to be elected.

Obama 2012

Maybe Obama could go visit Tibet, he would look great in those orange robes.

Are you really as stupid as you sound?

alicia banks said...

kkk troll dumb assnon:

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alicia banks said...

nobama 2012!!!

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Anonymous said...

"alicia banks said...
kkk troll dumb assnon:

maya proudly voted for hillary

u r a gd moron

12:55 PM"


At least I don't post comments like a gd 12 year-old.

Anonymous said...

If one bothers to read the History of PA, it is clear that the Quakers felt no need to impose their personal religion on others...this is part of what made PA more palatable to those who were not of the 'approved' religions.

The Lege making it Year O Bibble...sets up a State Religion de facto. Pretty neat if you are one of the Chosen Left Behinds...not so great if you are Buddhist, Muslim, Jain, Hindu, Copt, Byzantine, Russian Orthodox, Shinto, Confucian, Wiccan, etc.

Mold

Anonymous said...

Asslicka Stanks, go to hell you horrible cunt.

No one cares about your 546134513451 links.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
If one bothers to read the History of PA, it is clear that the Quakers felt no need to impose their personal religion on others...this is part of what made PA more palatable to those who were not of the 'approved' religions.

The Lege making it Year O Bibble...sets up a State Religion de facto. Pretty neat if you are one of the Chosen Left Behinds...not so great if you are Buddhist, Muslim, Jain, Hindu, Copt, Byzantine, Russian Orthodox, Shinto, Confucian, Wiccan, etc.

Mold


@Uptown Mold

Hmmmmm, I guess that is like saying we have a state de facto set up because we have Black History month and don't have chinese, korean, Puerto Rican, Colombian, White, Yellow...

Think Much?

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Anonymous said...

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You cannot think for yourself. You just spew recycled trash.

Dumb cunt.

Anonymous said...

alicia banks said...
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Also, I will use the hideous close up of your fugly ass face to scare away the rats in my basement.

I'm sure the reason you hate Obama so much is because you hate Black men. You're upset that none of them want to date your disgusting ass.

Anonymous said...

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Also, I will use the hideous close up of your fugly ass face to scare away the rats in my basement.

I'm sure the reason you hate Obama so much is because you hate Black men. You're upset that none of them want to date your disgusting ass.

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Carolyn Moon said...

Field...You Made My Day!

I appreciate your recognition of my blog more than words can express and the unusual number of hits since you did this very generous thing for me.

Take care and peace.....
Carolyn

field negro said...

"YES! Everybody gets to meet everybody in Heaven. We are all one there. No more Dems or Repubs or wingnuts or Lefties. Only love, milk and honey....And lots of women if you are a Muslim."

But will they play Marley?

Anonymous said...

"But will they play Marley?"

Sure, but why wait you can see it now.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0822832/

Would you want to listen to the same thing for eternity? That could be considered hell or Marriage even.

field negro said...

"Would you want to listen to the same thing for eternity?"

Yes.Marley made a lot of records.:)