Uncommon Sense

August 9, 2022

Big GOP Brother

At present, some states with GOP majorities are beavering away to ban abortions completely. They are planning on using your phone records as evidence of activity that could signal abortions. They are making vigilantes out of citizens to promote a police state, for now just for abortions. They are telling people what they can and cannot do.

Go down their list, the actual list of what they are acting upon, not the list of things they say they “stand for.” To them, freedom of religion means we should be a Christian nation. Women don’t deserve equal standing with men in business or at home. They want to ban abortion and birth control as the natural state of “wives” is to be barefoot and pregnant. There have declared that there is no racism, so minorities should shut up about perceived oppression. The poor are moochers, takers. The sick don’t deserve medical care. Their illnesses are due to poor lifestyle choices.

In other words, anyone not like them shouldn’t have the fundamental rights they insist on for themselves. They don’t think of you and me as real Americans, or even fully human.

Sound familiar?

And lying is not a problem with them. Consider this statement by Mafia Don Trump during the recent election:

“The (Biden) campaign has joined forces with those trying to tear down America and our way of life. He comes out with a platform . . . there will be no oil. There will be no God. There will be no guns.” (Donald J. Trump)

Has anyone noticed that there is no oil? How about guns? Are there no guns anymore? And is God missing in action somehow? The same lies were applied to President Obama, he was going to “Take our guns!” There are more guns in American hands now than ever before. Odd form of taking away, that is.

When are Republican voters going to wake up and realize they are being played? The real agenda of the oligarchs has nothing to do with these topics. The real agenda is lower taxes for the rich, less regulation of business, and preservation of the social privileges currently provided to white men.

The GOP says it wants a smaller federal government, yet they are currently expanding the intrusiveness of government into our personal lives, as has every Republican (and Democrat) president in recent history. Smaller government, my ass. They want government doing their bidding, not ours.

Republican National Convention in the near future?


  1. “When are Republican voters going to wake up and realize they are being played?”

    This is what baffles me as well. I just can’t figure out what the hell is in the right wing lunatic kool-aid. How do these people, many living in poor, rural America, how do they figure the smug rich ass billionaires are in it for them? What? How? All the R’s want to do is take away everything that helps poor to middle income people, and and take away/restrict many of our rights. Yet they vote R every single time.

    Does not compute. Does not compute. Does not, overload, overload, kaboom!

    I saw a meme on a pin the other day. It said “Voting is like driving a car. If you want to go backwards choose R. If you want to go forwards choose D.”

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    Comment by shelldigger — August 9, 2022 @ 11:41 am | Reply

    • You have to remember that these are people who also believe in fairies, angels, devils, demons, magic sky gods, that NASA is running secret camps full of children on Mars that the dems use to harvest a hormone that in real life costs pennies to make in a factory, that Jewish people somehow run the world, that Bill Gates is implanting microchips in them for ‘reasons’… Well you get the idea. It shouldn’t be surprising that they swallow the party line hook, line and sinker.

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      Comment by grouchyfarmer — August 9, 2022 @ 10:42 pm | Reply

      • Yeah, their religion prepared them to swallow a great deal, except medicines, vaccines, etc.

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        Comment by Steve Ruis — August 10, 2022 @ 11:02 am | Reply

      • And I would venture to say this is only a condensed list of their beliefs.

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        Comment by Nan — August 10, 2022 @ 11:09 am | Reply

      • I am very much aware of those idiots. What I can’t figure out is why they are like that? What is in the damn kool-aid!

        I might get some crap for this, so remember a lot of what I say is at least partly tongue in cheek (but I can take it!) People that far gone should not be having children, nor be allowed to vote. If you are that mentally incapacitated you should be doing the thorazine shuffle at the nearest loony farm!

        Conspiracy nitwits should not be a voting bloc. They should be medicated.

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        Comment by shelldigger — August 10, 2022 @ 2:51 pm | Reply

        • Yeah, I think you will get some crap for that! :o)

          I am more in a “forgive them for they know not what they do” camp . . . except for the politicians.

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          Comment by Steve Ruis — August 11, 2022 @ 11:40 am | Reply

      • Many Christians nevertheless have effectively created God’s nature in their own fallible and often-enough angry, vengeful image — especially the part insisting via publicized protest pickets that God hates this or that group of people. Often being the most vocal, they make very bad examples of Christ’s fundamental message, especially to the young and impressionable. This is greatly troubling.

        Indeed, I can picture many institutional ‘Christians’ finding inconvenient, if not plainly annoying, trying to reconcile the conspicuous inconsistency in the fundamental nature of the New Testament’s Jesus with the wrathful, vengeful and even jealous nature of the Old Testament’s Creator. I, myself, like to picture Jesus enjoying a belly-shaking laugh over a good joke with his disciples, now and then.

        Jesus was/is meant to show to people that there really was/is hope for the many — especially for young people living in today’s physical, mental and spiritual turmoil — seeing hopelessness in a fire-and-brimstone angry-God-condemnation creator requiring literal pain-filled penance/payment for Man’s sinful thus corrupted behavior (which is how most institutional ‘Christians’ misperceive him).


        Comment by fgsjr2015 — August 12, 2022 @ 6:52 pm | Reply

        • If you go back to scripture’s description of what Jesus thought his mission was, it bares no comparison to the religion created around his name. While I think his mission was a delusion, it is kind of sad what has been done to his legacy.

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          Comment by Steve Ruis — August 13, 2022 @ 9:08 am | Reply

          • The fairly recent news photo of the Canada-visiting pope kissing the hand of the indigenous survivor of the residential schools, assuming it was a truly heartfelt act, was both moving and significant, at least to me.

            Though I’m not a fan of Catholicism nor the pope, the image somewhat brought to mind how the Biblical Jesus most profoundly washed his disciples’ feet, the act clearly revealing that he took corporeal form to serve. And that he, as a hopeful example of the humility of the divine, joined humankind in our miseries, joys and everything in between.


            Comment by fgsjr2015 — August 26, 2022 @ 9:49 pm | Reply

            • If only believers as a whole viewed the message behind the incident the same as you. But alas …

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              Comment by Nan — August 27, 2022 @ 10:54 am | Reply

  2. The Repukes have honed a tactic that few can deny … the clever use of key words and phrases; e.g., Patriot, Pro-Life, Family Values, Religious Liberty, Second Amendment Rights, Climate Change (instead of global warming), to convince people that THEY are the “true Americans” and the Democrats are out to “destroy” America.

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    Comment by Nan — August 9, 2022 @ 4:08 pm | Reply

    • They were probably a bit surprised when their campaign to turn the word “liberal” into an epithet worked. Seeing that it worked, they decided to go whole hog, or whole Humpty Dumpty, as it were: “When I use a word… it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.” (Humpty Dumpty in Alice in Wonderland)


      Comment by Steve Ruis — August 10, 2022 @ 1:24 pm | Reply

  3. The evangelical-Christian 700 Club predictably champions Donald Trump and other Republicans.

    What would Christ have said about this? … I’m talking about Jesus through his teachings and practices, not pragmatism, politics or conservative/liberal goals. Really, can anyone seriously imagine Jesus rolling his eyes at the likes of Trump and his grotesque ideology/extremism, and then sigh, “Oh well, I’m against everything the man stands for, but what can you do when you dislike even more some of what his political competition stands for”?

    Christ’s teachings epitomize the primary component of socialism — do not hoard morbidly superfluous wealth in the midst of poverty; and he clearly would not tolerate the accumulation of tens of billions of dollars by individual people — especially while so many others go hungry and homeless.

    While many Christians have rejected Donald Trump and his politics (though mostly quietly), regardless of his tempting conservative politics and pro-life professions, there nonetheless remains a vocal and politically active ‘Christian’ element celebrating Trump conservatism.

    Yet that blatant contradiction appears to take a muted back seat to Trump’s successful nominations of three conservative justices for the U.S. Supreme Court; and, from my understanding, he was strategically doing likewise with a number of lower courts.

    For me, too many monotheists have unwittingly created God’s nature in their own fallible and often-enough angry, vengeful image — especially the part insisting via publicized protest pickets that God hates this or that group of people. Often being the most vocal, they make very bad examples of Christ’s fundamental message, especially to the young and impressionable.

    True Christians really need to loudly call out the denominations that abominably ardently support Trump.

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    Comment by fgsjr2015 — August 12, 2022 @ 5:47 pm | Reply

    • Excellent comment … and spot-on observations.


      Comment by Nan — August 12, 2022 @ 5:57 pm | Reply

    • I agree . . .except I avoid any discussion of “True Christians” as they always come down to being defined as “Christians like me.”

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — August 13, 2022 @ 9:16 am | Reply

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