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I just posted this at Twin Mormons on FB after the moderator promoted the Go Fund Me for Memories Pizza in Indiana.

If you have comments please do so . There are articles regarding RFRA's, Same Sex Marriage and related issues.  I have pledged not to post links here to the LDS website.  They are readily available for those interested.

I will post this . This is the link to the Gay LDS site Affirmation.  Not an official site.

Also, last weekend was General Conference.  Open thread for comments, discussion and the like.

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Mon Apr 06, 2015 at 11:15 AM PDT

Help me with a stupid question

by manoffire

I have a question about publishing to groups,  I am a member of a few groups, and a moderator of one.  Question: is it possible to publish just to a group? How is this done.  I have read Kospaedia, and I don't see anything specific to this.  How do you post a diary to a group queue for editing?  I clicked on my group, clicked on queue, clicked on new diary and wrote.  When I went to publish, it appears that it will post to Kos in general and not to my group queue.  What actually is going to happen when I post?  Will is queue up? will it post? will it be visible by all, or just those in the group?  Please help me become less ignorant about this.

Thank you, Manoffire.  

I also couldn't find a place to ask an administrator this question, so this is why it is in a diary form.  Sorry.

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Tue Nov 25, 2014 at 12:38 PM PST

Buy ink for Obama's pen

by manoffire

For the first time, I have written President Obama at the White House.

Here is what I wrote:

Dear President Obama,

Thank you for your diligent work of behalf of the American people over the last six years.
In the next two, you will have challenges keeping Congress from impeding your, and our, agenda to make the USA a better place.  I think you are a truly great president, and although I do think you could have done more, sooner, I'll not quibble. I write this to offer my support of $50 to buy ink for your veto pen that I hope you use aggressively over the next two years. Where can I send my $50? I would be proud knowing the very ink flowing from your pen was paid for by me and other supporters in our joint effort to stop the spread of injustice, intolerance, ignorance, and ineptitude.  
I voted for you twice and would again.  I am a firefighter in Austin, Texas and wish you the best in keeping down the flames of hate.

Thank you for your wisdom and service.

Manoffire

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Mon Oct 27, 2014 at 03:31 PM PDT

The Responsible Firearm Owners Act

by manoffire

My proposal to help solve the problem of unintentional gun discharges, injuries in concealed carry classes, general gun fail screw ups and minors with guns and dead people where the killer says "gee, it was an accident" is:

The Responsible Firearm Owners Act.

 It should really be called:

The Irresponsible Firearm Owners Act

but that would sound less marketable. We read the excellent GunFail article weekly here.  Lets try this bill to see if it would help.

Here is my idea.  The NRA is all about responsible gun owners and how they shouldn't be messed with.  Well, let's only mess with irresponsible gun owners.  Once a responsible gun owner shoots them self in the foot, or their kid takes mommy's pink Beretta and kills her playmate, or the concealed carry instructor puts a bullet through the wall while holstering the pistol, or Bubba breaks the neighbors fish tank by putting a bullet through the apartment wall because he thought taking the clip out of an semi-automatic meant the pistol was empty, or there was a Russian Roulette fail even if you didn't pull the trigger, or Mary thought the safety was on and she dropped her purse and the neighbors dog got it, or the shot at the gun range gets out and kills a child jumping on a trampoline, then they become irresponsible gun owners, and we take away their playthings, forever.  How will the NRA try to defend irresponsible firearm owners? They are all over punishing the bad guys.  Being irresponsible and a gun owner don't mix well.

Here is how it would work. Any non-felon adult can buy and own unlimited amounts of firearms and ammunition, no registration required. When one becomes an irresponsible gun owner and therefore stops being a responsible gun owner, one may never own, possess or use a firearm ever again.

Below the orange target.

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Wed Oct 08, 2014 at 05:16 PM PDT

Mormons on Kos - why

by manoffire

M.O.K. - This is what I was thinking when I started this group.  This is for Progressive Mormons, the few, the proud.  Don't care if you go to church or not, if you are, were, or will, might be  a member of the LDS church. Are you sympathetic to these issues, but not a member? Come unto this group.  If you want to work toward progressive goals, if you are a Liberal Mormon, if you want to show the world that the Church is not politically monolithic, come here. If you think liberal values are reflective of what the church or its theology, or its behavior or the behavior and actions and beliefs were, are, or should be, come here.  If you want to be a counterbalance to the Glen Becks and Mittsters of the world come here.  If you want to share your personal confluence of religious experience and the KOS experience, of progressive theological, spiritual, and positive action - activism from a Mormon viewpoint, background or spiritual or world view, come here.

This is not intended to, nor will things herein be allowed to, proselytize to Kossacks.  This is not a missionary auxiliary group. If you want that, go to:

 

Chat with Mormons

or

Talk to LDS Missionaries

If you want to talk about the downsides of the LDS Church is, we are open to that.

If you want to talk about how horrible, terrible and evil the church is and we are all pawns in Satan's game, go to:

Should I hate Mormons or not?

or

Jesus says I should!

.

Go below the Orange Font to baptize yourself in more M.O.K.

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Wed Oct 08, 2014 at 05:13 PM PDT

Mormons on Kos - why

by manoffire

M.O.K. - This is what I was thinking when I started this group.  This is for Progressive Mormons, the few, the proud.  Don't care if you go to church or not, if you are, were, or will, might be  a member of the LDS church. Are you sympathetic to these issues, but not a member? Come unto this group.  If you want to work toward progressive goals, if you are a Liberal Mormon, if you want to show the world that the Church is not politically monolithic, come here. If you think liberal values are reflective of what the church or its theology, or its behavior or the behavior and actions and beliefs were, are, or should be, come here.  If you want to be a counterbalance to the Glen Becks and Mittsters of the world come here.  If you want to share your personal confluence of religious experience and the KOS experience, of progressive theological, spiritual, and positive action - activism from a Mormon viewpoint, background or spiritual or world view, come here.

This is not intended to, nor will things herein be allowed to, proselytize to Kossacks.  This is not a missionary auxiliary group. If you want that, go to:

 

Chat with Mormons

or

Talk to LDS Missionaries

If you want to talk about the downsides of the LDS Church is, we are open to that.

If you want to talk about how horrible, terrible and evil the church is and we are all pawns in Satan's game, go to:

Should I hate Mormons or not?

or

Jesus says I should!

.

Go below the Orange Font to baptize yourself in more M.O.K.

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Thu Oct 02, 2014 at 09:10 PM PDT

New Group - Mormons on Kos

by manoffire

OK OK OK, A total Oxymormon.  This is for the few, the proudly liberal. Are there any liberal Mormons here? Any progressive ones?  Anyone that is unabashedly leftist and lets people in your ward know it?  Does anyone else have a Choose the Left bumper sticker on their car, or a Mormons for Obama on it?  Anyone being accused by your fellow Mormons for being a Commie for liking Obama, when in reality you think Obama's policies are too far to the right for you?  Let's get together and commiserate. Let us talk of contradictions. Let us dream together. The contradictions of our positions, the struggle between church policies and the interpretations of those policies my church members, all things are open to gripe about. Below the Orange Urum and Thummim.

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So I am in Saltillo, Mexico at the moment, not sleeping.  I am on the dreaded Facebook, and I come across a reference to this:

More Obamacare Haters duped by satire

Past the implant disguised as squiggly.

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So I log onto the most evil website is Amurika, our own beloved DailyKos this morning and I see an ad for "Sarah Palin for President? Take the Poll!" Flimmity flam ad stupidity, and being bored, I click on it, and it is a poll for your 2016 GOP Presidential future losing candidate.  All the usual suspects were there, and also a spot for a write in.  I had to choose twixt Honest Abe and I like Ike.  I went with Ike. Guess who is winning?  The write in guy, 31%.  Write in is winning in 48 states.  Mitch Daniels is winning in Alabama and Florida, with and overall 1%, and he is waaay down on the overall list. Rubio is at 25%, Ryan has 11%, Christie has 7% and Lil' Jebbie has 5%. I thought this juicy, so I invite all of you to make Mickey Mouse, Satan, worms, Karl Marx, et al, the victor in this first national straw poll for GOPer 2016.  They still suck and everybody still hates them, even the Gopers hate them.  The poll results are at http://pages.townhall.com/... , and the poll is at http://pages.townhall.com/... . I'm too lazy this morning to imbed.  Cut, Paste, and Enjoy.

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Hello All of you seeking honor and renown.  I just read Hunter's article on the NRA's Enemies List.  So I thinks to myself, thinks I, "Could it be possible for lil' ol' me to get such an honor? Could little ol' me, just a regular schmuck, get on that blue ribbony, all feel goody as a real American could, honor roll of level headedness?  I hope so and you could too.  Why don't 100,000 of us try to make the honor roll? Just to see who is on the list is an indictment of the NRA and all they stand for.

Below the Squiggly Powderhorn of Fate is the way to fame.

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Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 07:32 AM PST

Republicans and cows

by manoffire

So this morning I am on the addictive Facebook, (which really insn't a book at all, and probably has done a lot to help destroy the book industry), and I come across one of those stupid posters with a lot of stupid comments on them, and I just have to throw in my two cents worth.  Below the orange wrought iron sign of eternal damnation.

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Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 09:50 AM PST

2016 GOP Debates start next Friday

by manoffire

The RNC just announced that its series of Presidential Debates for the 2016 nomination will kick off next Friday November 16, 2012.  The first Debate will be held at the San Felipe Castle in Old San Juan Puerto Rico, in order to appeal to Hispanics and to highlight the need for an increased defense budget.  They intend to debete Puerto Rican Statehood, and show need for new defence for PR and the need for 200 new Navy ships.  

RNC chair Reince Preibus stated "We need to kick off our "Save the Hispanics for the GOP" campaign.  We will have the debate and pass out Puerto Rican rum with little umbrellas and play Julio Iglesias songs. After all this is the new "Real America". Our slate of candidates will include Newt Gingrich, Jan Brewer, Joe Arpaio, Ted Cruz, and the "Little Brown One" George Prescott Garnica Bush.  We need new Hispanic blood.

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