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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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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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New Rule: What Would a Dick Do? (Bill Maher)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Apr 11. 4 Replies

Lead bullets?  Asbestos?!?  Rolling back mileage requirements that the automobile industry had already agreed to???  Such moves aren't just stupid or pandering to the corporate state, they are, to put it succinctly, DICK MOVES, put into motion by…Continue

Tags: move, dick, president, Drumpf, Donald Trump

Your private internet history up for sale, thanks to Republicans

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Mar 30. 21 Replies

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives will be considering passed S.J.Res. 34, a bill to repeal the FCC's protections for internet privacy, as early…Continue

Tags: regulatory capture, corporate capture

The phony "freedoms" Republicans promise

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat Mar 20. 5 Replies

That's the title of Neil Buchanan's article in Newsweek (complete with irrelevant autoplaying video), reprinted from Justia's Verdict site where it has the title "…Continue

Tags: minimum wage, anti-abortion, anti-choice, scams, civil rights

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Comment by Joan Denoo on December 27, 2016 at 6:42pm

Bertold, an excellent essay by Moyers. With the many shifts taking place in our society at this time, with all the hate and disrespect for others, the assumptions of entitlement, we hold the memory of what could have been. 

"We are not living for ourselves anymore in this country. Now we are living for history."

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 27, 2016 at 3:39pm

Back to our irregularly scheduled political cartoons:
(as usual, click to embiggen)

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton giving a press conference: “I’m here to announce that my campaign has found a cure for cancer!” Reporters: “EMAILS!” “Emails!” “Email” “emails” “What about your emails? We want to know!” “emails, emails, emails” “Email!” “EE-MAILS” “EMAIL CANCER?”

Giant cockroach overlooking a nuclear mushroom cloud and devastated orange glowing cityscape: “But her emails.”

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 25, 2016 at 1:12am

That's absolutely my favorite pseudo-entomology, er, pseudo-etymology!

Comment by Daniel W on December 24, 2016 at 9:17pm

Comment by Joseph P on December 24, 2016 at 3:43pm

Here's a fun little bit about North Carolina.

http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article122593759.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/north-carolina-no-longer-democr...

Among other things, since the (elected) replacement chief-justice of the state supreme court is a Democrat, giving them a majority on the court, the outgoing Republican governor decided he was going to pack the court with several more gubernatorial appointees.  Fortunately, the media outcry was so bad that he had to cancel that plan.

Now, the Republican legislature is passing a bill to strip the hell out of the power of the governor, since it's flipping from a Republican to a Democrat, basically trying to eliminate the system of checks and balances.

Oh, and then this:

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/12/north-carolina-republic...

Among its biggest consequences, the bill would effectively place election administration in Republican hands. Under current law, three of the five positions on the state board of elections are controlled by the governor's party. But under the proposed legislation, the board would be merged with the state Ethics Commission and each party would get an equal number of appointees. Democratic appointees would chair the board in odd-numbered years and Republican appointees would lead in even-numbered years. Since federal and major state elections take place in even-numbered years, this ensures that the board would be led by Republicans during major elections. Under the bill, county election boards would also shift from control by the governor's party to an equal partisan split.
Republicans are describing their proposed structure as "nonpartisan" and "completely balanced."
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 24, 2016 at 1:24pm

Farewell, America - Neal Gabler, [Moyers &  Co.]

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 24, 2016 at 12:39pm

Yup -- dRumpf's policy positions seem to be little more than his whims of the moment, coupled with the usual Greedy Old Party "I've got mine, screw you" taken to extremes.

Comment by Daniel W on December 24, 2016 at 12:21pm

Throw in, incessant, instantaneous making things up as you go along, incessant partisanship, and anomie.

Comment by Loren Miller on December 24, 2016 at 11:22am

The only thing I would add to that diagram would be: "Simplistic answers to complex questions."  I am so very sick of that.

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 24, 2016 at 11:04am

The Heart of Darkness - A political Venn diagram. [Swastika with four arms labeled WHITE SUPREMACY, NATIONALIST PROPAGANDA, CORPORATE SOCIALISM, ECONOMIC INSTABILITY. At the center square of their intersection: The GOP. (ragingpencils.com - Stanfill)

 
 
 

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