Archives for: May 2012, 26
At Rumproast, Betty Cracker is amused that the organizational heirs of smear artist Andrew Breitbart have discovered a new way to attack President Obama. It seems transfer students, on average in 1981 were thought to be below the average of transfer students in other years. Barack Obama was a transfer student in 1981. Therefore, President Obama's academic record is suspect. Betty Cracker has a brief, pithy, reaction.
The mild mannered Press Secretary to the President suddenly becomes Superman. Okay, just Sam Kinisan. Anyway, Tommy Christopher of Mediaite fame gives us the whole entertaining story. Seems the issue is the he-said-she-said-phone-it-in ethic that passes as modern journalism. Tommy has a transcript, a partial recording, and a Rachel Maddow wrap.
Max's Dad observes the simplest of reasons that Joe Ricketts, an incredibly rich guy in Chicago hates President Obama.
Papamoka at Papamoka Straight Talk takes that same Joe Ricketts to the woodshed for enriching himself with government help he is anxious to deny to those in need.
The Heathen Republican produces a very good explanation of the traditional conservative argument against any minimum wage laws at all. Interference with the market. Also, like every government action that does not benefit the wealthy, it actually hurts those whom it is intended to help. Don't think for a moment that compassionate conservatism is dead.
Anyone who criticizes Mitt Romney is anti-success. Anyone who attacks any of the practices of Bain Capital is against venture capital and free markets. Jack Jodell, friend of the working blogger at THE SATURDAY AFTERNOON POST, profiles a venture capitalist who should be popular with anyone.
James Wigderson is pretty happy this week. Predictions are a failed recall of Governor Scott Walker in Wisconsin. We'll see.
Nancy Hanks at The Hankster reports on an anti-democratic (with a small d) legacy that was an anti-minority, anti-Republican election rigging from long ago days when conservative segregationists were mostly Democrats.
Erin Nanasi of Mad Mike's America brings us the true story of a life irreparably altered by a false accusation and a coercive plea bargain. It is one more reminder of a flawed system of justice that fails too often.
Vincent of A wayfarer's notes runs an errand. Vincent's errands, like everything else about him, represent endless possibilities. He pauses, takes a breath, looks around him, and provides us a glimpse of everything that can be in the moment.
Why do we have to do this, Sir? offers his own very personal reconciliation of evolutionary human development and a belief in God. I like the cartoon slam at those of us who believe.
Slant Right's John Houk takes us through Islamic verses to prove the inherent violence and terror of Muslims. The ritual killing of children for minor disobedience, the death sentence for sexual orientation, the condemning of people for eating the wrong food, the "divinely" ordered genocide of civilians after military victory ... oh wait. I lost my train of thought. That's not in John's piece. That's in the literalist acceptance of Judeo-Christian scripture. The version John says must be followed. Sorry about that. You were saying about Islam?
The very first docking between a private commercial spacecraft and the International Space Station has finally happened, and Tim McGaha at Tim's Thoughtful Spot goes minute by minute in live blogging to walk us through the excitement. As always, Tim gives us insight, education, and fun.
- Ryan at Secular Ethics schools us on a few rules for constructive debate. Seems to me he implicitly explains the difference between debate and argument.