Republicans want your input.

The House Republicans have requested input from the American people as to what is important to them.  They’ve set up a site to collect all the responses- http://www.americaspeakingout.com

That’s all well and good, but from the comments I’ve seen on their website, I believe they are getting input that they didn’t quite expect.

Here are a few recent comments.-

  • The United States is not a christian nation and never has been. The idea that it is should be eradicated and we should continue to re-enforce the separation of church and state.
  • Government funds should not go towards religious organizations. I don’t want big government getting involved in my religion, and I don’t want money being wasted on something I don’t believe in. End the “christian nation” bull, taxpayer money shouldn’t be wasted on religion (it falls into the category of “wasteful government spending”). So repeal the law about faith based initiatives.
  • we need to employ some of those invincible black knights from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
  • Somebody stole my bike even though I had a bike lock on it… Guess I should have spent the extra $7 for the deluxe one with the thicker chain. Dangit.
  • We should pray more for a protective magic God wall to fortify America for those mean old terrorists. That’s show em.
  • lets give bibles to the poor, its more useful than food or education or healthcare, they can pray away their poverty.

I think the Republicans weren’t prepared for all the sarcasm they’re receiving.   🙂

Site Back Up

I moved the site to a new hosting service.  The other one, Awardspace, was offline too much.  I think the new host will be much more reliable.

I’ll be experimenting with new themes and the structure of the site for a while.  Let me know what you like, or don’t like, about the look and operation of the site.

Sunday Morning Meeting

We met at Bob Evans in Ontario for our monthly meeting on May 16th.  There was good food and good conversation to be had and enjoyed.  Those who didn’t make it really missed out.

We talked a little about current events and such.  I told the story of passing an old pickup truck that was pulling a flatbed farm wagon which had an 8′ cross and a 5′ black box with the words ‘King James Bible’ on the side.  What a hoot!  The funniest part was I was on my way to the MOA meeting when I saw the spectacle.

As for business, we agreed to have the meetings on the third Sunday of the month, it seems to have worked out well so far.  We also decided to have the annual Atheists in the Park picnic in July, location yet to be determined.

We also talked about advertising to get more membership.   I’m sure we could get many more members if more people knew about us.

The next meeting is June 20th, I hope to see you there!