Daily Archives: May 16, 2007

Rep. Ryan’s Food Stam Challenge

For some reason, blogger won’t let me paste the URL as a link, so you’ll have to copy and paste:
http://www.house.gov/htbin/blog_inc?BLOG,oh17_ryan,blog,999,All,Item%20not%20found,ID=070515_0589,TEMPLATE=postingdetail.shtml

Anyway, Rep. Tim Ryan, who was one of the signers of the rebellious letter discussed in my last post, is doing a “Food Stamp Challenge,” living off of food stamps. That sounds great, and is something all elected officials in DC should be required to do: live off of the minimum applicable government program.

However, his “experiment” began with shopping at hugely overpriced yuppie supermarket Safeway. I think I might have actually gone there once in an emergency.

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18 Demonocrats rebel against Pope–seems that they should *definitely* be excommunicated.

“The fact is that religious sanction in the political arena directly conflicts with our fundamental beliefs abotu the role and responsibility of democratic representaties in a pluralistic America,” the 18 write; “it also clashes with freedoms guaranteed in our Constitution.”

Typical of liberals, I think they have the First Amendment upside down. It says, “Congress shall pass no law respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” It does *not* say, “Religious leaders shall make no laws respecting the political exercise of their adherents. . . .”

The Pope’s original statement, which the Vatican spin doctors went back and amended, was that they should *not* receive Communion, since they’re in mortal sin, and if they continue to receive Communion, they risk excommunication.

These guys are just begging to be excommunicated.