It somehow became an article of faith on the right that Obama is ‘the most...– BILL MAHER, Real Time (via inothernews) “extreme”-ly tan president.
How Bad Is It? →
Still, even if American education is spotty and the social fabric is fraying, the fact that the U.S. is the world’s richest nation must surely make a great difference to our quality of life? Alas, no. As every literate person knows, economic inequality in the United States is off the charts – at third-world levels. The results were recently summarized by James Speth in Orion magazine. Of the 20...
We're spending $1 trillion on "national security."... →
ryking: But don’t call it class warfare, or you’ll hurt the Republican Party’s feelings! this is one of the more informative articles I’ve seen on military spending. it’s illuminating as to the true cost of our “defense” (hint: it ain’t all accounted for in the actual annual defense budget—try half (omitting interest payments on past wars—otherwise it...
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without...– Aristotle (via eclecticprism)
Many of us have a powerful personal revulsion against homosexuality — a...– Biblical Perspectives on Homosexuality (via azspot) here’s the thing… if you recognize that you feel a powerful revulsion towards homosexual activity, I mean all the way down to same-sex hand-holding, and it’s strong, and yet, there it is, two dudes making out in the park,...
the-absolute-funniest-posts: Taking place in England the owners of the yard slowly kept adding sections to the contraption so when the squirrel learned one section and got the nuts, they’d add another section. It took over 2 weeks to get to the final product you see in the video. rats with fluffy tails—they will get your nuts.
kateoplis: “THREE and a half years ago, on my 62nd... →
kateoplis: “THREE and a half years ago, on my 62nd birthday, doctors discovered a mass on my pancreas. It turned out to be Stage 3 pancreatic cancer. I was told I would be dead in four to six months. Today I am in that rare coterie of people who have survived this long with the disease. But I did not… what the world needs.. more rational discussion from the leaders of our...
But the life of Jesus presents us with a paradox. Are we to believe that Jesus...– Jesus Was a Failure (via azspot) details.
Why do conservatives hate freedom? →
Why do conservatives hate freedom? The question may be startling. After all, don’t conservatives claim they are protecting liberty in America against liberal statism, which they compare to communism or fascism? But the conservative idea of “freedom” is a very peculiar one, which excludes virtually every kind of liberty that ordinary Americans take for granted. I distinguish conservatives from...
The reason I’ll almost certainly vote for Obama in the fall is that he is not a...– Run against the Republican Party (via azspot)