Archives for: June 2012, 02
Tommy Christopher of Mediaite fame brings a strangely inhumane moment to our attention as Governor Romney calls events in Syria a ray of sunshine.
Jack Jodell, friend of the working blogger at THE SATURDAY AFTERNOON POST recounts the newest instances of candidate Romney reciting the opposite of documented fact. The press tends to adopt the new journalistic ethic of never fact-checking these things, reporting them only as he-said-she-said. But they are a part of the public record. How can we think of them as anything but ... well ... lies?.
YAFB at Rumproast examines allegations of pro-Obama bias. Seems the President has not been properly vetted. So we don't ... know ... what ... he'll ... do ... if ... he ... becomes ... President. Or something.
It's not all that unusual for ambition to involve making enough to retire early. At some point in life, it is not unheard of for wealthy folk to decide that making more and more gets to be empty. Some go to other creative pursuits. Some go to self-fulfillment in some sort of bucket list. Some go to public service. And some go to making more millions. It's all part of freedom. President Obama made a speech a few weeks back and added this:
We’re not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success that’s fairly earned. I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money, but you know, part of the American way is, you know, you can just keep on making it if you’re providing a good product or you’re providing a good service.
The point, and a very legitimate point, was that some in the banking industry managed the blunt force accomplishment of making a ton of money while screwing folks. They sort of skipped over the good product or service part. So, naturally, some latter-day Breitbarters chopped the speech down to "I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money" and produced a caricature of the anti-free market chief executive. Sean Hannity and others started this newest smear which went briefly around the blogging sphere then died from eventual exposure to the truth. Our friend The Heathen Republican is late to the game, posting the partial, very partial, quote as part of a menagerie of such constructs. Well documented, though. He heard them all on Rush Limbaugh's show.
This is not the spectacularly failed Americans Elect. Nancy Hanks at The Hankster brings us more news of independent voters including a new, not Americans Elect, online gathering site. It's not Americans Elect.
Max's Dad was raised and educated as a Catholic. He still loves Jesus, doesn't care for the Church. Tells us why. Not so much in a reasoned dissertation as in an entertaining rant. Meant more to vent, I imagine, than to convince. In fairness, ex-Methodists could undoubtedly conduct a pretty fair tirade against my church. A friend I admire greatly told me I was a participant in organized hypocrisy. I protested, of course. "That's not fair ... We're not organized!"
Slant Right's John Houk wonders why leftists like ... well ... me, I suppose, want to ally with Islamists. When it comes to freedom of worship in the United States, I suppose it has to do with basic fairness. When it comes to international relations, I suppose it has to do with alliances to crush terrorists. When it comes to peace, I suppose it comes to not killing innocents. John comes to a different conclusion. Has to do with destroying Christian and Jewish religion. Oh my. Busted. I just hope our pastor doesn't find out what i've been up to.
PZ Myers, writing for Pharyngula, has opinions about the role of women in religion. He finds himself challenged on the science of his observations. So he vivisects his detractor on the methods of science. Off-beat, but substantially entertaining.
- Why do we have to do this, Sir? looks around him and is possessed by the sudden compulsion to review British summer wear. Funny. Painful, but funny.