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Another Rant Against Conservative Ideology.

This week, another rant against conservative ideology.  The problem with conservative ideology is that it blocks thinking.   Conservatives refuse to examine any notion that forces them to confront their core beliefs in the magic of markets. 

Ok, but don’t liberals do this too?

I guess so.  But at the practical level of politics, the left has accepted a lot of compromise over the past 35 years.  They no longer reflexively suggest raising taxes, nor do they keep suggesting yet…


Added by Terry McKenna on June 20, 2015 at 4:57pm — 5 Comments

What if? If only...

There is a certain Texan here on Our Salon who regularly posts his own twisted version of current events with provocative language about conspiracy and race and customized "facts" which clearly invite comments and conflict.  This isn't Trollish behavior in the traditional internet ethic of creative chaos, but much more in the boorish pontification of bigoted and paranoid agit-prop commentary found in specialized chat rooms.

Never having been…


Added by JMac1949 Today on June 20, 2015 at 4:30pm — 16 Comments

Charleston Shooting And The Implications Of White House Influence

Gun Control Again Mister President In The Wake of Charleston Tragedy?

It is not enough that this nation as well as the town of Charleston must endure yet another meaningless mass murder, but once again our president uses this opportunity to…


Added by Doc Vega on June 19, 2015 at 7:30am — 34 Comments


The announcement that Donald Trump made with his coterie of paid supporters certainly livened the hearts of all comedians.  I saw John Stewart and Larry Wilmore both thank God for the gift that they had been given.  Meanwhile in more establishmentarian sectors of the blogosphere there is great wailing an gnashing of teeth.  Political commentators with gravitas have been tut-tutting the Donald's entrance into the contest, decrying the fact that somehow Trump will make the 2,349 other GOP…


Added by old new lefty on June 17, 2015 at 10:45pm — 4 Comments

BTW: Good Politics, Questionable Policy - Disney Rewrites IT Lay-off with a Happy Ending

Three days ago I posted about Hillary Clinton's latest campaign speech with this title Good Politics, Questionable Policy and included this paragraph: "BTW:…


Added by JMac1949 Today on June 17, 2015 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

Republican Catholics Have Their Own Version of Cafeterianism.

Francis I, Pontifex Maximus (a trained chemist):

“Numerous scientific studies indicate that most of the global warming of the past decades is due to the concentration of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrogen oxide and others), emitted especially because of human activities…by the development model based on the intensive use of fossil fuels that is at the core of the global energy mode

Marco Rubio:

“I don’t…


Added by Bob Burns on June 17, 2015 at 8:24am — 1 Comment

Art James Inspires Addendum to Good Politics, Questionable Policy

For those of you who sometimes do not know what to make of Art James poetic free association comments, I offer this from my recent post…


Added by JMac1949 Today on June 15, 2015 at 6:30pm — 28 Comments

The Cost Of Radicalizing America

It is quite disconcerting when a businessman from mainland China who has done quite well for himself here in the US makes the comment, "my family left China for exactly the reasons that I am seeing here now in America." In fact, that statement is startling. As a matter of fact, this man knew more about…


Added by Doc Vega on June 15, 2015 at 2:06pm — 9 Comments

Why I Hate The Trade Deal

The president revealed his hand (about the trade deal) when, in defense of the deal, he reminded us that the jobs we have lost over the years are not coming back. 

Is that so?  Can’t we at least try to keep some jobs here, even boost a few dying sectors of the manufacturing economy?

By all accounts it was corporate interests who represented the US in our negotiations, corporate interests and government trade specialists.  But no one represented the potential osers.  No one from…


Added by Terry McKenna on June 14, 2015 at 3:28am — 4 Comments

The shame and the pride of it all

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

As an organizer of the first pride march in Philadelphia in 1972, I find it difficult to be proud of what passes for pride in the new millennium. It's not that I'm unwilling to change with the times. I just can't believe what's become of those defiant marches we used to stage on the last Sunday of June to commemorate a riot at a bar…


Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on June 13, 2015 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

Fast Tracking Obama's International Trade Agreement Bad Idea!

Trans Pacific Trade Agreement Scandal

Like so many other issues and scandals and points of contention that float endlessly through the ether comes yet another of the Obama Administration's transparent lies. The Trans Pacific Trade Agreement secretly located in a guarded…


Added by Doc Vega on June 8, 2015 at 1:52pm — 4 Comments

Intolerance, The True American on KPCC and a World without Hate

Intolerance…: To give credit where it’s due, Ted Frier’s post, “Right Demands Respect for Intolerance in Jenner Controversy” inspires this post; that and the fact that I…


Added by JMac1949 Today on June 4, 2015 at 9:00pm — 16 Comments


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I am truly sorry I won't be able to respond to people's comments for a while. Just catching up on the Inbox has been wearing LOL.

I'll be back by when time…


Added by Poor Woman on June 3, 2015 at 11:57am — 5 Comments

Insanity and the American System (political system)

I don’t know what the definition of insanity is.  One common definition is of doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.   But if this is insane, then insanity is far more common than we pretend. 

For example, I vote in Dover NJ, a town dominated by a cabal of insiders.  A few Republican have run, and one even became the mayor, but as soon as he won, the aldermen (all Democrats) stonewalled him on everything.  His administration failed and no Republican…


Added by Terry McKenna on May 30, 2015 at 6:18am — 6 Comments

Creating The Illusion of a Presidential Family Part I

The fundamental way a ruler takes power is in the manner in which he portrays himself.

In order to create a beloved leader whom the masses can be charismatically seduced by as their freedoms evaporate under unfair and ideological rule, a cult of…


Added by Doc Vega on May 28, 2015 at 1:46pm — 1 Comment

Everyone Wants to go to War Against ISIS

Everyone wants to go to war. Just listen to all the Republican presidential wannabees.

Republicans are giddy with the hope that they can use Obama’s foreign policy to convince American voters that the next president ought to be a Republican. And given the terrible circumstances abroad, it is easy to criticize Obama’s policy. So yes, it would have been better had Putin not invaded the Crimea and eastern Ukraine. It would also have been nice had Iraq worked out. It would have been nice…


Added by Terry McKenna on May 27, 2015 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

The True Reason Behind Memorial Day

Life given in order save the lives of others.
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So you're planning a three day weekend and wondering which meat will be best to throw on the grill and…


Added by Doc Vega on May 25, 2015 at 7:30pm — 11 Comments

Border Security, The True Story

Sounds like a good idea, but “border security” is an empty phrase.  Despite what you might hear, it is not the lack of border security that has brought all the Mexicans and other Central Americans to our towns in search of a work.

Politicians use border security as an excuse to avoid tackling a complex problem, that of what to do about the millions who are here illegally. Their excuse, fix the border first, then we can talk.  But the border will never be fixed.   

The border is…


Added by Terry McKenna on May 25, 2015 at 7:17am — 1 Comment

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