When groups like Americans Elect refer to the “sensible center” while drawing up lists of names of acceptable presidential contenders — names like Evan Bayh, Erskine Bowles, Tim Pawlenty, Mitch Daniels, David Walker and Michael Bloomberg — they’re appealing to the idea that these are typical people, reasonable, sensible people holding typical ideas, reasonable, sensible [...]
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Thank you, Noreen Gillespie and Paul Wiseman. Finally, a newspaper article veers from the celebration of a lottery jackpot you didn’t receive to ask where that money might have gone instead:
So what exactly would happen if the country spent that $1.5 billion on something other than a distant dream?
For starters, it could cure [...]
Number of Twitter Posts (tweets) featuring the phrase “This Slut” between March 21 and March 25 2012: 356
Number of these tweets uttering the anti-Limbaugh protest meme “This Slut Votes“: 2
Number of these tweets declaring some particular woman or another to be “This Slut”: 354
Was Rush Limbaugh really an aberration? Can someone remind [...]
Why are some people getting so upset?
I mean, isn’t this a color-blind society? Isn’t all that discrimination business a 20th Century thing, all over and done with? Aren’t black people in America just whining while they take all the good jobs away from equally qualified whites?
These are the results of Devah [...]
“Freedom is secured not by the fulfillment of one’s desires, but by the removal of desire.” – Epictetus
What’s the point of freedom, if you don’t want to do anything with it?
Given the pro-Santorum PAC’s payment’s to Tubby’s Tank House, it seems that what PRO-LIFE means is that fertilized eggs get full human rights, but people are encouraged to go ahead and take the fast track to a heart attack after they’re born. [...]
With 77 days to go before the first ballot, the combination corporation/political party called Americans Elect opened up a system today for delegates to draft presidential candidates to appear in its proprietary, privatized online presidential nominating system. The official rules of Americans Elect create three standards by which a draft candidate can qualify to appear [...]
The moderator of the Magicians Alliance on Occupii is among those practitioners who hold to the model of moral dualism. The rejection of the Left is not a refusal to admit liberals, but an admonition for those who intend to apply the esoteric arts for the benefit of the Occupy movement to do so with an ethical framework in place. [...]
Prominent religious fundamentalists in America…
Stephen Bennett Harold Camping Graham Dow John Hagee Yehuda Levin John Piper Pat Robertson
… have repeatedly insisted that God uses the weather as an instrument of punishing judgment when gay and lesbian people in a community step out of hiding and engage in the sort of acts public [...]