Really? – A Few Tidbits from the News – Scott Walker vs. Unions; Christian Whiners; Minimum Wage Win; Graham is Crackers

by Pitt Griffin on May 20, 2015 · 0 comments

in Minimum wage, Politics, Really?

“For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring” ― Carl Sagan.

Scott Walker told a Club for Growth gathering in Florida that the most significant foreign policy decision of his lifetime was Reagan’s decision to break a 1981 strike of air traffic controllers. He then doubled down on this odd claim while being interviewed by Bob Schieffer on Face the Nation. Which proves that not all college dropouts are Steve Jobs or Bill Gates. (h/t Bloomberg.com)

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American Christians have taken to wearing the sackcloth of persecution. None more so than Franklin Graham, who argues that atheists are bullying religious folks into silence. Proof of this contentious claim? A supposed effort by the Military Religious Freedom Foundation to have an Airforce Major General court-martialed for an enthusiastic – presumably prohibited – promulgation of his faith.

Does Graham’s claim have weight? Hardly. Christians in this country are an overwhelming majority of the population: and an even larger majority of Congress. In the face of the very real tribulations of Christians in the Middle-East the imaginary travails of Graham and his fellow whiners are thin gruel. (h/t The Christian Post)

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In the face of opposition from billionaire plutocrats and their millionaire poodles in government, Los Angeles voted a minimum wage increase to $15 by 2020. There will be wailing. There will gnashing of teeth. But despite conservative doomsaying, LA will not suffer economic collapse. (h/t The LA Times)

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is joining the presidential demolition derby on June 1. Nobody really knows why. He has absolutely no chance. His long suit is ‘crazy blow them up guy’ – and the GOP has those in spades. But even among the inanity-spouters his observations stand out.

He thinks ‘droning’ US citizens is hunky dory. The 1st amendment is a guideline. As is the 6th. Yet invading Iraq shows the value of the rule of law. He would deploy the military against Congress. Thinks we should have invaded Syria. And some other stuff. (h/t The Nation)

 

 

 

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