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I received an email recently, one of those “Please forward this email to twenty people” deals. I normally don’t do that, but in this case, I decided to do as the email asked. I sent it on. Here’s the contents of that email:

The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971…before computers, before e-mail, before cell phones, etc.

Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the land…all because of public pressure.

I’m asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.

In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.

Congressional Reform Act of 2011

1. Term Limits.

12 years only, one of the possible options below.

A. Two Six-year Senate terms
B. Six Two-year House terms
C. One Six-year Senate term and three Two-Year House terms

2. No Tenure / No Pension.

A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

3. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.

All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people.

4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

5. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

6. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

7. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

8. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/11.

The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.

If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S. ) to receive the message. Maybe it is time.

THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!!!!! If you agree with the above, pass it on. If not, just delete.

You are one of my 20+. Please keep it going.

‘Nuff said…

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They’re at it again. This time, they haven’t just stepped over the line of decency, they’ve jumped across and landed about twenty miles on the wrong side of the line that separates decency from vileness. Make no mistake, Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church have gone completely over the edge.

God hates fags. God hates Jews. God hates America. God hates American soldiers. God hates Catholics. And apparently, if you believe this mentally impaired bunch of idiots, God’s hatred of Catholics extends to nine-year-old little girls who are murdered by a deranged killer. She died because God hates the church that her parents were raising her in.

I don’t advocate violence. On the other hand, I would be happy to organize a celebration should Phelps happen to fall victim to one of these killers that he tends to glorify for his own ends. His group plans to picket the funerals of all six victims who were killed in the Tuscon shooting incident, but the most sickening action is the plan to picket the funeral of a nine-year-old child.

I’m going to go you one better, Fred. God hates you. God hates the Westboro Baptist Church. Let’s go into some mythology, and put it into words that perhaps you’ll understand. God hates you and your followers because you are the instruments of evil. I’ll tell you who loves you, Fred. Satan loves you. You carry out his work quite efficiently.

Christina Taylor-Green was by all accounts a precocious little girl with a strong interest in politics. She was at the political function with a family friend because politics interested her, and she wanted to experience first hand a part of the political process. According to the WBC, this, coupled with the fact that God hates Catholics, is the reason that God sent someone to cut short her young life.

You know what, Fred? If you believe the things you’ve said, then your fucking God is Satan. Your fucking God is evil incarnate.

Christina was born on the day of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. Her short life spanned the time between two horrible tragedies in this country. Now, her parents are left to mourn her loss, and these people have decided that her death was an act of God – not simply a God who allowed it to happen, but who sent the killer to bring her and others down. According to Phelps, she was targeted by God.

I don’t understand what is wrong with some people. I’m pretty cynical, really, but I like to think that I have some measure of compassion and empathy. To blatantly use the death of a little girl to push forward a demented religious doctrine, and grab some more headline space, is simply unforgivable.

May you rot in hell, Fred, and all of your followers along with you. There’s a fair chance that I may see you there, and if I do, well, let’s just say that finding you in hell along with me would go a long way towards turning my hell into a paradise.

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