Fast Times at Mormon High

Our guest columnist is running out of options.

Dear friends and family, I have been extremely frustrated with how things are going in our country. A lot of my frustration is because I don’t know what to do to really make a change. Well, this time I do. I am asking you to join me and my family on Sunday Sept. 30 by fasting and praying for Mitt Romney. That he will be blessed in the debates, which will be held starting Oct. 3rd. I know that seems like such a small thing but I believe “from small things, great things can come about”. I know that fasting and praying brings about miracles. I also know of no power greater than our Father in Heaven.

He loves this land and has blessed it many times before… with all our fasting and prayers there will be a great power and protection upon us and this great nation. May we have the faith to fast and pray for the help we so desperately need throughout this great nation at this time.

Mormons Plan To Fast For Romney [BuzzFeed]

I see what you did with the Coke, you sly minx.

Mormons fasting? Jello takes a major hit.

Ah, now the Mittens/ZEGS plan finally makes sense – if we starve Granny, then miracles will happen!

Also, this:

I’m fasting today but it just makes me cranky. Sunset is at 6:44 here but I’m thinking that the replacement refs won’t flag me if I have a bowl of matzo ball soup at 6:00.

Praying? Fasting? If that’s the case, on Sunday I will make the biggest aged ribeye I can find covered with the most decadent cream-based sauce I can create. Then I’ll offer to sacrifice a piece of it to Satan.

He loves this country? Really? Then how do you explain what he did to “America the Beautiful” while others watched!

@mellbell: From the local deli. They go a little light on the schmaltz, which is probably good for me.

Well, Fast Sundays are supposed to help the needy…

@Benedick: Green Jello embedded with carrots. Trufax. Funeral potatoes are pretty good, though.

Anything beats gefilte fish.

Oh, and would someone mind recapping the last three weeks for me?


@JNOV: Mitt lied about Libya while Libya was still happening, and then Mitt was caught on tape pissing on 47 percent of Americans from a considerable height, and then Mitt made fun of his wife almost being asphyxiated on an airplane, and then Mitt got butthurt because a crowd chanted Ryan-Ryan-Ryan, and then Obama won the election.

@JNOV: At the end, Gilligan had a Stench, so he went rogue. Meanwhile at the Executive Residence, Michelle and Barack are eating popcorn and laughing their asses off.

How about a Sunday BBQ for ‘Bama instead?

“Holy Cow there’s a lobster loose!”

from Hedges:
Fiscal implosion is only a matter of time. And the corporate state is preparing. Obama’s assault on civil liberties has outpaced that of George W. Bush. The refusal to restore habeas corpus, the use of the Authorization to Use Military Force Act to justify the assassination of U.S. citizens, the passing of the FISA Amendments Act to monitor and eavesdrop on tens of millions of citizens without a warrant, the employment of the Espionage Act six times to threaten whistle-blowers inside the government with prison time, and the administration’s recent emergency appeal of U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest’s permanent injunction of Section 1021(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act give you a hint of the shackles the Democrats, as well as the Republicans, intend to place on all those who contemplate dissent.

But perhaps the most egregious assault will be carried out by the fossil fuel industry. Obama, who presided over the repudiation of the Kyoto Accords and has done nothing to halt the emission of greenhouse gases, reversed 20 years of federal policy when he permitted the expansion of fracking and offshore drilling. And this acquiescence to big oil and big coal, no doubt useful in bringing in campaign funds, spells disaster for the planet. He has authorized drilling in federally protected lands, along the East Coast, Alaska and four miles off Florida’s Atlantic beaches. Candidate Obama in 2008 stood on the Florida coastline and vowed never to permit drilling there.

You get the point. Obama is not in charge. Romney would not be in charge. Politicians are the public face of corporate power. They are corporate employees. Their personal narratives, their promises, their rhetoric and their idiosyncrasies are meaningless. And that, perhaps, is why the cost of the two presidential campaigns is estimated to reach an obscene $2.5 billion. The corporate state does not produce a product that is different. It produces brands that are different. And brands cost a lot of money to sell.

@tomfoolery: I think Obama would be surprised to find himself described thus. And as much of a lefty as I am, I find it hard to believe that there is an organized, concerted effort at the highest corporate levels to deny liberties and enslave other humans. I think what’s really happening is worse: everybody is grabbing as much as they can as fast as they can using whatever advantage they can get, even the good guys are ending up on the dark side of the moral compromise, and this ship of fools is sinking fast.

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