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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  • Joan Denoo

    I like Sander’s questions during the Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate 

    ~ Let’s talk about why, in the 1990s, Wall Street got deregulated. Did it have anything to do with the fact that Wall Street provided — spent billions of dollars on lobbying and campaign contributions?

    Well, some people might think, yeah, that had some influence.

    ~ Let’s ask why it is that we pay, by far, the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs, and [the price of] your medicine can be doubled tomorrow, and there’s nothing that the government can do to stop it. …

    ~ Let’s talk about climate change. Do you think there’s a reason why not one Republican has the guts to recognize that climate change is real, and that we need to transform our energy system? Do you think it has anything to do with the Koch brothers and ExxonMobil pouring huge amounts of money into the political system?

    ~ … There is a reason. You know, there is a reason why these people are putting huge amounts of money into our political system. And in my view, it is undermining American democracy and it is allowing Congress to represent wealthy campaign contributors and not the working families of this country.

  • Loren Miller

    The problem with those questions to Republicans is that the answer for most of them, according to Sanders, is "TAXES" ... as in raising them.  The "T" word has been verboten since Grover Norquist decided that his side of the fence should NEVER EVER RAISE TAXES, not for nobody, and he has gotten entirely too much of the GOP to agree with him.

    How we get those jerks to quit kneejerking, I don't know.

  • Bertold Brautigan

    Courtesy of The Daily Kos:

    You know that “TrusTed” logo? The one with TRUS and TED merged, yet separated via different colors?

    Turns out that when you Google “TRUS”, the logo at once becomes hilarious and hilariously appropriate:

    "A transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) is an ultrasound technique that is used to view a man's prostate and surrounding tissues. The ultrasound transducer (probe) sends sound waves through the wall of the rectum into the prostate gland, which is located directly in front of the rectum."

    Yup, that’s the very top Google result. Basically, it’s an anal probe. Which makes us even more certain that he’s actually an alien.

    Well done, Ted!