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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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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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The Profit Motive and the Election Motive Intersect.

Started by tom sarbeck Sep 12. 0 Replies

Who has not heard the term 'profit motive'?'Election motive' may be a neologism, a newly-coined word.The former moves capitalists; the latter moves politicians.The SCOTUS in the 1970s held that money is speech. In 2010 SCOTUS held that corporations…Continue

Tags: money, speech, corruption, SCOTUS, politicians

Tax Cuts for the Rich Help the Rich, Not You

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 14. 3 Replies

Tax Cuts for the Rich Help the Rich, Not You"Big money will pull out all the stops to sell you a tax plan that exclusively benefits the wealthy. Don’t buy…Continue

Tags: TV, economy., just, and, newspaper

Porque?

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by tom sarbeck Sep 13. 8 Replies

How is it that Joe Arpaio deserves a pardon and dreamers don't?Continue

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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 kathy: 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 kathy: 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.)

Comment by tom sarbeck on October 8, 2016 at 4:59am

I might have spotted the end of a reply from Hillary.

For a moment my TV showed me a pic of her and the words "Women will  decide this election".

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 8, 2016 at 3:08am

In light of tRump's recently revealed sickeningly misogynistic comments about women, commenter dalee at Daily Kos suggests a new expansion of the Republican Party's initialism:

GOP = Grabbers Of Pussy

(amid discussion that this absolutely needs to be tied to the entire Republican Party until they stop their war on women.)

Comment by Daniel W on October 7, 2016 at 12:56pm

This feels like the longest and stupidest election in US history.  Possibly in tne history of the Galaxy.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 7, 2016 at 12:43pm

Yeah, Loren - check the weather reports for hell, and bring your ice skates.

 
 
 

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