Politics, Economics, and Religion


Politics, Economics, and Religion

Religion has so many connections to political and economic beliefs, there needs to be a place to identify linkages, problems, goals, options, action plans and evaluation criteria.  

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What is the purpose of life?

An eternal question, what is the purpose of life?, occupied philosophers’ thoughts throughout history. Stone pictographs reveal even primitive peoples reflected on this query. Each one has the capacity to define his or her personal thinking about politics, economics and religion.

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Overton Window shifted toward burn everything down

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by tom sarbeck on Tuesday. 3 Replies

"Breitbart's whole goal was to burn everything down...and Trump has gone full Breitbart."Ben Shapiro ( former Breitbart editor-at-large,  who has become a vociferous critic)…Continue

Tags: far-right echo-chamber overtakes national voice

Bill Maher on Donald Trump

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by tom sarbeck Oct 15. 8 Replies

Bill Maher has spared nothing on his Real Time program in repeatedly eviscerating Drumpf in every last available way.  Those assessments are usually focused on one particular aspect of Drumpf's behavior or personality, but to borrow from…Continue

Tags: Bill Maher, asshole, Drumpf, Donald Trump

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Comment by Grinning Cat on October 14, 2016 at 5:56pm

That's ugly and sleazy, and deceitful! The NM Rethugs can't find out whether registered Republicans actually voted that way on their secret ballots; but whether or not someone voted (and what party they've registered under) is public record.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 14, 2016 at 5:18pm

In an election where finding a new low requires a back hoe, here's a new low.

From the Daily Beast 

GOP Mailer: We’ll Tell Your Neighbors If You Vote Democratic
The New Mexico Republican Party admits sending fliers to residents warning them that when “Democrats win the election and you didn’t do your part… your neighbors will know.”

Ben Collins
10.14.16 11:25 AM ET


It's getting ugly out there, and Nov. 8 isn't going to end it.

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 14, 2016 at 5:17pm

The Economist's cover nails it:

The Economist cover of October 15th-21st 2016. Cover story: “The debasing of American politics”. Illustration: Republican elephant logo, with its rear end a profile of Donald Trump's head, a quotation mark dropped beside it like a pair of turds, with the elephant eyeing it (suspiciously?).

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on October 13, 2016 at 9:38pm
Thanks BB. I had no idea there was a kerfuffle. Which is probably good. Cant wait to see the Trump emails released via wikileaks!
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 13, 2016 at 9:19pm

Blogger Charles Pierce thoughtfully dissects the Hillary/Catholics kerfuffle: 

A Few Thoughts on This Fake Catholic Outrage

This stuff isn't new, folks.

[whole article here]

In truth, there was throughout the last two decades of the 20th century an attempt by conservative Catholics to ally themselves with the most politically active splinter of American Protestantism, which was at that point only about 15 years removed from calling the Pope "the whore of Babylon." This alliance made no theological sense, of course. But the groups shared a certain attitude toward ladyparts and the ladies who have them that made them kindred spirits. This was how the late crank Richard John Neuhaus could host a symposium in First Things in which armed sedition was given a theological plausibility.

And with his usual flair, Mr. Pierce concludes the piece talking about you know who:

And then, before anyone could stop him, he dashed over to the statue of the Madonna and tried to put his hand up her skirt.
Comment by k.h. ky on October 12, 2016 at 12:33am
Thanks Tom. I'll do that.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 11, 2016 at 9:00pm

Just occurred to me that this verse from No Expectations is a perfect ode to the Donald:

You heart is like a diamond
You throw your pearls at swine
And as I watch you leaving me
You pack my peace of mind

Comment by tom sarbeck on October 10, 2016 at 10:55pm

Kathy, I would contact KY's League of Women Voters or KY's Common Cause. Both probably have websites.

I've seen both organizations endorse propositions placed on the ballot by voters. Either can probably refer you to people who are working to add such provisions to the state constitution.

Or contact KY's Secretary of State office.

Direct initiative ballot propositions reduce legislators' power so I won 't guess what a legislator may tell you.

Comment by k.h. ky on October 10, 2016 at 9:03pm
Tom what do voters have to do to get direct initiatives?
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 8, 2016 at 9:48am

Good one, GC. (Leave it to the Donald to make a metaphorical truth literal.)



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