Saturday, January 26, 2013

Why Do They Hate Democracy?

 [via LG&M]
An estimated 200,000 votes were not cast in Florida due to absurdly long wait times.

Even if the estimate is off by a factor of ten, that's 20,000 people who were effectively disenfranchised for no discernible or defensible reason, due at least in part to the Republican state government. But remember, the Republicans love freedom and America, and the Democrats are the Fascist America-haters.

That said, the worst county, per the article, is majority-Republican. Of course, I don't actually care, I just want people to be able to vote easily, regardless of party. Why we do not have a National holiday for voting is incomprehensible to me.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Harry Ried, Your Brave Leader In The Seante

Filibuster reform, R.I.P. So much for democracy. And BOTH California Senators are with Harry, or so it has been reported. Thanks, ladies. :-\

Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Lunatics Are In The Hall(s of Congress)

An interesting post on how the few remaining "moderate" Republican pundits, David Brooks among them, are trying to wrap their minds around the fact that their party is nucking futs.

This is all Obama’s fault because it makes Republicans “look like whackos willing to endanger the entire global economy.” Brooks displays an almost surreal lack of interest in the underlying reality that Republicans actually are whackos willing to endanger the entire global economy. It is his responsibility to conceal this reality from America.

Zingers By Martin Luther

I love this so much it should be illegal.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Why Religion?

Far too busy to post, as you have doubtless noticed. I've been sharing to facebook, as it is much faster, but this one I thought I'd keep off of FB.

Interesting point:

If you claim that the founder of your church had been conceived by normal sexual intercourse between his mother and father, anyone else would believe that too, and you’ve done nothing to demonstrate your commitment to your church. But if you insist, despite all evidence to the contrary, that he was born of a virgin birth, and nobody has been able to shake you of that irrational belief after many decades of your life, then your fellow believers will feel much more confident that you’ll persist in your belief and can be trusted not to abandon your group.