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Re: Lyin' Ryan

Postby rabble » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:23 pm

The soup kitchen is losing donors and the volunteers are still being harrassed. Don't fuck with the power.

David Gibson, writing on Commonweal, makes the great point that the entire sorry episode actually undermines one of the main tenets of Ryan's other religion. The VP candidate's interpretation of the Catholic social gospel, notes Gibson, is that faith-based groups and individuals should be the needy's safety net instead of government. As Gibson writes, the exodus of donors from the Ohio food bank shows just how misguided that is in the real world:

"People, even people of faith, don’t consistently fulfill that responsibility. They — we — are flawed human beings who nurse grudges and lash out when angry. We can go blithely on our way, to the next task, the next meal, the next campaign stop — and the vulnerable suffer. Private charity is not a safety net. Government support is indispensable. The parable of Paul Ryan and the soup kitchen should demonstrate this if nothing else."
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Re: Lyin' Ryan

Postby Madsci » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:03 pm

Yep, he is a worthless piece of lying shit.
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Re: Lyin' Ryan

Postby Sandi » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:36 pm

Google is your friend, and produces better results.

It was the angry replies from head of the St. Vincent De Paul Society that caused donations to drop, not Ryan.
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Re: Lyin' Ryan

Postby peripat » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:44 pm

So your point is that republicans hate the truth and try to destroy anyone who actually tells it?
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Re: Lyin' Ryan

Postby rabble » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:59 pm

I just said don't fuck with the power. Didn't say it was Ryan.

Ryan ain't got the power. He never will. It's his masters you shouldn't piss off.

Nice little soup kitchen you got there. Be a shame if something happened to it.
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