September 2014

All We Have to Fear is Fear Itself – Not ISIS.

September 18, 2014

Lindsey Graham showed himself to be quite the Chicken Little. His anti-macho rant on Fox – that ISIS is ‘this close’ to coming to America to kill us all – was embarrassing. ISIS must be passing the video of that around in their kaffeeklatsches – loving that they caused a US Senator to quake in […]

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The GOP Starts Lining Up for 2016.

September 17, 2014

Rand Paul seems like a decent guy. He apparently means well. He is certainly cut from a different cloth than the bomb throwers of the far right – reaching out to liberal Berkley and black Howard. On the downside he has come across as patronizing – for instance asking an educated black college audience if […]

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The Good Old Days – Or, “the Older I Get the Faster I Ran in High School”.

September 16, 2014

“Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.” ― Marcel Proust One thing that rarely changes is the sense in the older generations, that there is something defective in the younger generation. A sense that things were better in the ‘good old days’. Certainly, there is a large number who pine […]

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Really? – 9.14.14 – The GOP poor; Rubio’s flip-flop on immigration; ISIS’s cosa nostra; Palin’s Nazi fantasy.

September 14, 2014

“In thy foul throat thou liest.” ― William Shakespeare, Richard III Owsley County, KY is the epitome of Mitt Romney’s 47%. The 47% who will never vote for him because they are addicted to the public handouts larded on them by Obama and the Democrats. Owsley is the third poorest county in the US. Fully 53% of the […]

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The NFL Is Taking a Beating

September 13, 2014

“My quality of living has changed drastically and it deteriorates every day.” Tony Dorsett on his chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The glorious new season for America’s football gladiators has been overshadowed by one player’s attack on his fiancée and another player’s thrashing of his son. Not that any of this is new. The NFL’s history […]

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Sex Looms Large, Especially For the Religious.

September 10, 2014

Every marketer knows that sex sells. Religious marketers are no exception. The Bible drips with sex; literature is awash in the seamy stuff. Religious prohibitions cover all manner of behaviors, from the correct way to sacrifice, to what to eat. But the modern Christian rarely talks of those. Instead it’s wall-to-wall sex. How else to […]

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‘Charisma News’ Believes That Intellectual Dishonesty is a Christian Value.

September 9, 2014

Evangelicals choose to devote a lot of effort to cherry-picking the Bible. Which is why they obsess over a few verses that appear to condemn gay marriage (sex). Jesus may have nothing to say on marriage – except that men shouldn’t divorce their wives, unless they (the Bible supports polygamy) commit adultery. Yet somehow there is […]

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Death in America – Why Does the Gun Lobby Resist Safety Measures?

September 7, 2014

What is the number one killer of Americans? Heart disease. Far fewer people die from gun shot. In fact more Americans die accidentally from drowning or poisoning than do by gun. So why spend effort sweating gun deaths? The answer is simple. For everything that kills Americans there is a movement to reduce its death […]

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Does God Make You Good?

September 5, 2014

“The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson Bob McDonnell ran for Virginia Governor as a family values conservative. Then he was caught with his hand in the cookie jar. And to try and save himself threw his wife under the bus – twice. First, he rejected an […]

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