I sure did in the late mid-late-80's!
“C’mon people now, smile on your brother
Everybody get together try to love one another – right now.”
Lyrics, “Get Together,” The Youngbloods
“[Thomas Sowell’s book Migrations and Cultures] is a strong indictment of both affirmative action and multiculturalism. The former because it tends to be self-defeating, the latter because it discourages minorities from shedding old habits and adopting new and more functional…Continue
I was incensed. There it was in the Washington Post, President Obama's campaign adviser casually acknowledging that he did not view the group collectively known as "nones" as a constituency.
This egregious statement is on a par with Mr. Romney's 47% remark. It simply sweeps us under the rug. He says we do not matter.
We do not matter even though an overwhelming majority of nones voted for the President's re-election; figures as high as 87% have been floated in…Continue
Having a conversation, either on line or face to face, with a Christian is something all of us have endured. Just out of curiosity, can anybody point to an incident where they accomplished anything by doing so? I know I can’t, but maybe some of you have a higher tolerance for fools than me.
So why talk to them? Perhaps you are afraid that by not responding you concede the argument and they win by default. This appears to have merit until you examine the idea closer. The premise is you…Continue
Nobody talks about it, especially Republicans even though it is election season. The corporate media avoid it with studied efficiency. Even in Dallas, the city he now calls home there is scant evidence that former President George W. Bush resides there. I live in Dallas and in the years the former president has lived here there has been scant evidence of that fact.…Continue
History is a funny thing. The more I live through the more out of touch with history I have become. There was a time when a first person account of a historical event was deemed primary evidence when assessing both the event itself and the implications that followed from the event. Now eye-witness accounts are treated as 'anecdotal evidence' as if they were some story I made up about what happened even though it happened in front of my eyes and to me. Unless they mesh with the received…Continue
“Ranting about ‘white male workplaces’ ignores the realities of class, personality differences and poor management practices.”
Frederick Lynch, “The Diversity Machine: the Drive to Change the ‘White Male Workplace,’ 1997
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
A letter to liberals and conservatives alike:
I’m done with the lies. I’m fed up with the misinformation and half-told stories. We’re entrapped in a system that posits the youngest generation alive against the oldest generation, each telling each other they’re leading to the destruction of the human race, throwing around labels like “heterosexist” and “homophobic” and “bigot” and “ignoramus” without even knowing what they mean, and that they hold many of the same traits which they…Continue
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The internet is once again abuzz over the latest atrocities committed against US citizens and diplomats by thugs intoxicated on a belly full of the religious hate being force-fed to them. Over in the West the debate, at least the intramural one in the Western world, seems to be centered around what is the proper burden level of blame the country responsible for this video should bear in all this. Being the country responsible equals being the eminent domain owner of the dirt upon which…Continue
Romney and Ryan believing in a god would be nothing remarkable: but is it not the case that both believe in a real, active, in-this-world Devil named Satan ? Or am I confusing theMormon cult with the Moonie cult?
Most believers in radical Islam also believe not simply in the reality of evil, but the reality of a personality named "Satan" or some equivalent.
Motto: if there is no God, hope eternal that there is no Devil
“..a wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them free to otherwise to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicities.”
Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1801
There’s no debate about what “religious…Continue
The most questionable part of Romney is not his ethics, or whether he created or destroyed jobs. It's his religion. A President's religion, if's he's a true believer, influences the way he sees the world and makes decisions. Did Dubya think God told him to invade Iraq? To what extent does Romney believe all that nutty Mormon stuff?
I was recently fortunate enough to receive a copy of the Book of Mormon, courtesy of the Marriott Residence Inns. …Continue
In case you hadn't tried it, DemocraticUnderground.com (DU) is a popular liberal blog, with an occasionally good Religion forum for believers and Nones to try and discuss issues reasonably.
After I was banned from DU, I asked here at A/N, in this discussion, "Are Democrats locking atheists…Continue
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Dennis Kucinich now that's a hard hitter!
from hedges conflicts with his last book about xtian fundies and fascism in America!?
guess whatever sells?
Today Romney made the arguement that classroom size does not matter. I am very interested in the average class size his children have sustained during their education. I believe this is another attack on education by the republicans to dismantle public school education in America.
Katimavik (which means “meeting place” in the Inuktitut language) was founded in 1977 under the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Liberal government. This year, the …Continue
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I feel disgusted. You probably do too.
I watched this week's episode of Bill Moyers and Company with their guest, Marty Kaplan (found here: http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-big-money-big-media-big-trouble/).
In it, Marty Kaplan said; "People say they know it's a con, just as they say that they are not being swayed by the ads for products that they see on television. If…Continue
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