Monday, July 22, 2013

Reformation on Demand [Dragging Texas into the 1500s Edition]

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When the Catholic Church was rocking the Middle Ages selling indulgences left and right, it found itself introduced to the Reformation when Martin Luther nailed the Ninety-Five Theses of the Disputation of Doctor Martin Luther on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences  onto the door of the All Saints' Church in Wittenburg.

Likewise, when Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott kicked off his gubernatorial campaign for the Republican nomination with the usual archaic utterances on his July 17 Twitter Townhall, he was confronted with a twitter stream nailed with protests anachronistically originating from the twenty-first century:

#AskAbbott
Why was it ok for YOU to collect $10M in your injury lawsuit but then enact tort reform w/limits of $250,000?
Why did your office release the social security numbers of millions of Texas voters?
Why haven't you shut down tax-payer funded $487M slush-fund that current Gov. uses to reward businesses & donors?
Why do you accept large sums of $ from Big Coal and then fight the EPA when it wants to clean up Texas?
How do you reconcile regulating women's personal health choices while not regulating deadly  industries that kill hundreds?
How about laws that make it easier to vote & harder to get shot?
Why do you think banning abortions will eliminate abortions but banning guns won't stop gun violence?
Why is Sharia law evil while Biblical based law is OK (despite its prohibition in the Constitution)?
Do you own a favorite orange shirt that you're angry about never being able to wear again for fear of being called a RINO?
If god blessed Texas, how did Bush, Perry, and you end up as leaders?
If you were stranded on an island with Perry, Dewhurst and Cruz with only 1 can of hairspray, what time would you drown yourself?
[None of these made it through the Belo corporate media filter.]

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