This morning, J. Clare Peteet posts the following in a comment to Irregular Times:
J Clifford, science admits it cannot tell us what caused the Big Bang….
The famous astrophysical scientist, Stephen Hawking, says, “Anyone who chooses to believe in a Universal Creator is standing on ground as solid as a scientist who denies Creative […]
“Never Take Anything For Granted.”
That’s what this image I came across tells me, and who am I to disobey an image? Always obey images, that’s my motto. So I am somewhat disappointed to tell you that there is a reliable source confirming that Benjamin Disraeli did indeed utter those words. How wonderful would […]
“Religious beliefs aren’t reasonable!”
So said Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on October 7, 2014 — and he said it as if this was a compliment.
Really, I’m not kidding. You can listen to Justice Scalia utter these words himself, in his questioning during arguments in the Holt v. Hobbs case this month: in […]
When I picked up copy of the latest NEA Higher Education Advocate, I came across this snippet regarding Maine Governor Paul LePage in an article titled “The 10 Worst Governors:”
The placement of LePage’s quote next to a description of education cuts suggests a particular meaning for the quote: that Governor LePage wants kids […]
Visiting Twitter earlier today, I was stopped in my tracks by a quotation attributed to Pastor John Hagee:
God is too wise to make a mistake and too loving to be unkind. – John Hagee
— Ervin Tagoe (@SirErv) June 10, 2014
What an odd thing for John Hagee of all people to say, I […]
This inscription appears in the entrance to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
Problems abound with Theodore Roosevelt’s statement, “If I must choose between righteousness and peace, I choose righteousness.”. Roosevelt places peace and righteousness at odds with one another; many would say that peace, and nonviolence more generally, […]
Barack Obama said it recently:
Barack Obama discussed the idea of that choice in pledges he made in 2007 and then in 2008. As a candidate, many years closer to the attacks of September 11 2001, Barack Obama told us that we should reject the urge to choose between security and liberty:
At an anti-Muslim protest in New York City yesterday, Dutch politician Geert Wilders exercised the right of everybody in the United States — be they citizen or foreigner — to peaceably assemble and to speak freely. Wilders used his First Amendment rights of assembly and speech to argue for the revocation of American Muslims’ First […]
Whenever I want hyperbole, I turn to Greg Palast. This means I don’t turn to Greg Palast very often, but I run into him on a regular basis through the newsletter he somehow keeps shoving into my e-mail inbox. Along with information I feel the need to verify elsewhere because it’s occasionally incorrect, each newsletter […]