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Michele Bachmann: Upholding a long tradition of wrong.

Really? - 4.20.15 - Bachmann checked out, but didn't leave; The GOP debates will be in a stadium; Rubio talks sense; Misogyny isn't just for guys.

“...It was borne in upon her audience that the outside of Jane's charming head was distinctly superior to the inside” ― Agatha Christie Michelle Bachmann may have left the House, but she still has a microphone. Her latest jeremiad is against Obama (who else?) and his foreign policy. "Our president, who ...

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Mie Huckabee: Deluded or cagey?

Really? - 4.18.15 - A day in politics: Mike Teases; Marco's Big Bucks; The Bard in Florida; Rand's Joke; Rick's Jab.

"If you have to ask how much it costs to buy a politician, you can't afford one" - Pitt Griffin Mike Huckabee announced to the nation - at least that part which watches Fox News - that they had to wait until May 5th to discover if he was going to run ...

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Really? Three Tales of Political Myopia.

“I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken” ― Oliver Cromwell. There are political differences, and there is visceral detestation of political opponents. Every President has had his share of detractors, but none has had opponents so seemingly deranged as Obama. From the very ...

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We Are the Victims Here. Conservative Christians Cultivate a 'Woe Is Us' Canard.

"Defined in psychological terms, a fanatic is a man who consciously over-compensates a secret doubt" - Aldous Huxley  It is a simple fact that Christians, of one stripe or another, comprise 80% of the population. But to hear some Christians talk, they are fighting Custer's last stand - only the odds are worse. ...

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Really? - The Race for 2016. The GOP Field Starts to Show Up.

“No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care” ― Theodore Roosevelt The 2016 presidential race seemingly started the minute Obama won the 2012 contest. But it officially began when Ted Cruz (remember him) became the first major candidate to declare - a mere 18 months before ...

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“…It was borne in upon her audience that the outside of Jane’s charming head was distinctly superior to the inside” ― Agatha Christie

Michelle Bachmann may have left the House, but she still has a microphone. Her latest jeremiad is against Obama (who else?) and his foreign policy. “Our president, who is as consistent in his foreign policy world-view, which is to be anti-Israel and pro, and I’ll say it in my own words, pro the goals of Islamic jihad.”

Michele Bachmann: Upholding a long tradition of wrong.

Michele Bachmann: Upholding a long tradition of wrong.

She doesn’t stop there. Later in the interview on the “Understanding the End Times” radio program, she confidently states, “We can talk about God’s time clock and the fact that Jesus Christ’s return is imminent.”

What does this reveal about Bachmann? Let’s consider. Bachmann joins those other Christians who have been predicting Jesus’s return ever since his departure. None have yet been right. Which raises the question, if they have been so wrong about this – is it reasonable to believe they are right about anything? (h/t The Christian Post)

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So far, there have been some prominent Republicans who have tossed their hats into the 2016 campaign ring. There are others who you know are biding their time. And there are the fringe names – at least as of today – that are raising the possibility. The two latest are Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Gov. John Kasich (R-OH).

At this rate, there will be more Republican candidates than Republican primary voters (h/t The Hill, Mediaite)

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Marco Rubio: If not 2016 - then soon. He's the real deal.

Marco Rubio: If not 2016 – then soon. He’s the real deal.

There is a group of GOP greenhorns vying for relevance. We can safely reject Ted Cruz and Rand Paul as serious contenders for the top prize; Cruz is too extreme, and Paul too churlish. But Marco Rubio – despite being the youngest of all – is hitting the right notes, He has cash in the bank – $40 million at last count. He is a big thinker. And he talks with optimism.

Lastly, while he is indubitably a conservative, he lacks the doctrinaire edge of his competitors. While he certainly does not accept a civil right for gays to marry – and he is personally against it – he does allow that states can legalize it. And in a break from fundamentalist orthodoxy, he accepts that sexuality is not a choice.

If he doesn’t make it in 2016 he’s already the favorite for 2024. (h/t Mediate)

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We think we’re clawing our way out the morass of superstition and suppression. If we are, it isn’t without bumps in the road. Especially when it comes to the belief that women should be chattel – barefoot, pregnant, and in the kitchen.

Cheryl Rios: Thinks estrogen leads to bad decision making, while testosterone is the rational hormone.

Cheryl Rios: Thinks estrogen leads to bad decision making, while testosterone is the rational hormone.

It isn’t just the usual male chauvinist pigs (sorry for the atavism). Now retrogressive “Daughters of Eve” are chiming in. Take Cheryl Rios, CEO of Dallas marketing and public relations firm Go Ape Marketing. In her opinion, women are unqualified for the Presidency. Physically by their hormones. And divinely by God’s instruction – biblically revealed.

As the likely Democratic candidate is a woman, it’s inevitable that the issue of gender and higher office will be explored. My advice to all the men running – avoid gender (and sex). Men talking about women invariably sound like idiots. (h/t Huffington Post)

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Really? – 4.18.15 – A day in politics: Mike Teases; Marco’s Big Bucks; The Bard in Florida; Rand’s Joke; Rick’s Jab.

April 18, 2015

“If you have to ask how much it costs to buy a politician, you can’t afford one” – Pitt Griffin Mike Huckabee announced to the nation – at least that part which watches Fox News – that they had to wait until May 5th to discover if he was going to run for President. Which means […]

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Really? Three Tales of Political Myopia.

April 17, 2015

“I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken” ― Oliver Cromwell. There are political differences, and there is visceral detestation of political opponents. Every President has had his share of detractors, but none has had opponents so seemingly deranged as Obama. From the very beginning, their governing philosophy […]

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“We Are the Victims Here”. Conservative Christians Cultivate a ‘Woe Is Us’ Canard.

April 16, 2015

“Defined in psychological terms, a fanatic is a man who consciously over-compensates a secret doubt” – Aldous Huxley  It is a simple fact that Christians, of one stripe or another, comprise 80% of the population. But to hear some Christians talk, they are fighting Custer’s last stand – only the odds are worse. Take the so-called ‘religious […]

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Really? – The Race for 2016. The GOP Field Starts to Show Up.

April 14, 2015

“No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care” ― Theodore Roosevelt The 2016 presidential race seemingly started the minute Obama won the 2012 contest. But it officially began when Ted Cruz (remember him) became the first major candidate to declare – a mere 18 months before the actual election. In […]

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Hillary’s 2016 Presidential Run. Let the Games Begin.

April 13, 2015

“Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you” – Hillary Clinton It’s official. Hillary is in – along with her baggage. And nobody has as much baggage as Hillary. However, in some ways it works to […]

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Will Cell Phones Change Police Culture?

April 11, 2015

“Facts are stubborn things, and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence” ― John Adams. The Walter Scott shooting may turn out to be a watershed moment in American policing. Unlike the Michael Brown killing, there is video. And unlike […]

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Is God Relevant? Is He a Good Reason Not To Serve Cake?

April 8, 2015

“It is straightforward—and never mind, for now, about plagues and famines: if God existed, and if he cared for humankind, he would never have given us religion” ― Martin Amis. Atheists cannot prove that God does not exist. The religious haven’t been able to prove that he does. The atheists are stymied because you can’t […]

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Rand Paul Announces.

April 7, 2015

“In a democracy, someone who fails to get elected to office can always console himself with the thought that there was something not quite fair about it” ― Thucydides. Rand Paul tosses his hat into the ring, joining Ted Cruz as a major announced GOP presidential candidate. Can he win? On paper he has a […]

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