12705635_1080507788681069_780588132365670740…photo12705635_1080507788681069_780588132365670740…2 LikesHow Do We Deal With The Gas-lighter In Chief?The name comes from a 1944 Movie "Gaslight", based on a 1938 Play called "Angel Street". In each, Readers can go to the links to learn why gas lights lead to the name, but it relates to the fact t…DiscussionHow Do We Deal With The Gas-lighter In Chief?4 LikesHow to associate text with a pictureI've been posting a few cartoons and such, where their text is actually googleable, and if you copy-and-paste them into a plain-text context such as Notepad, you'll magically get the actual text.
Lik…DiscussionHow to associate text with a picture1 LikeRepublicans give away federal lands and buil…Yes, that's a sensational title, but it's the essence of what House Republicans just did with their outrageous rule change, which waves a magic wand and skips the assessment of costs and benefits usu…DiscussionRepublicans give away federal lands and buil…1 Like
Garner on ReaganphotoGarner on Reagan4 LikesCatholic Church Bulletin Says You'll Go To H…<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/catholic-church-democrats-go-to-hell_us_581c1493e4b0d9ce6fbb1c3d">http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/catholic-church-democrats-go-to-hell_us_581c1493e4b0d9ce6fbb1c3d</a>
Continuing its vicious war on democracy and following in the footsteps of such illustrious Catholi…DiscussionCatholic Church Bulletin Says You'll Go To H…3 LikesTrump CarolsWe could use some cat therapy!
From cheezburger.com: #trumpcarols
"Logic roasting on an open fire..."
(I'll add more in replies.)DiscussionTrump Carols1 LikeIndivisible: A Practical Guide to Resisting…"Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen", taking advantage of senators' and representatives' desire for "reelection, reelection, reelection" and the favorable…DiscussionIndivisible: A Practical Guide to Resisting…1 LikeJust WHY Has an Oil Magnate Been Nominated f…When I first heard the name of Rex Tillerson, it was probably in the same context that most of the rest of you heard it: when Drumpf picked him as the nominee for Secretary of State. About at the sa…DiscussionJust WHY Has an Oil Magnate Been Nominated f…4 LikesAre "liberal" values objectively better than…Liberals' prioritized core values -- fairness and avoiding harm -- are more connected to the very foundation of ethics precisely because they can and should apply to everyone. Conservative core value…DiscussionAre "liberal" values objectively better than…2 Likes
Anti-Abortion as moral smoke screen of racismWhite evangelicalism is white nationalism.
Fred Clark's historical account of White Evangelicalism as a moral justification of White Nationalism was enlightening to me.
... the two primary doctrines,…DiscussionAnti-Abortion as moral smoke screen of racism2 LikesME AT THE MOUNTAINSphotoME AT THE MOUNTAINS1 LikeResist the Trump victory!As I struggle to figure out what happened to our country that allowed Donald Trump to become president-elect, I hear people around me saying such things as "How did we let this happen?" and "What wil…DiscussionResist the Trump victory!3 LikesThe rise of American authoritarianismThe rise of American authoritarianism
A niche group of political scientists may have uncovered what's driving Donald Trump's ascent. What they found has implications that go well beyond 2016.
by Aman…DiscussionThe rise of American authoritarianism1 LikeNing, Error 500s, and Whether to MigrateI just got the following notice from Ning yesterday, (31 October, 2016), in the wake of this latest website outage:As some of you may be aware, we experienced a system outage earlier this morning. Th…DiscussionNing, Error 500s, and Whether to Migrate4 Likes
People who beleive in god are less cognitive…According to a telegraoh article reporting on a study in Helsinki, beleivers are less able to understand science. <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/10/26/religious-people-find-it-harder-to-und">http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/10/26/religious-people-find-it-harder-to-und</a>…DiscussionPeople who beleive in god are less cognitive…2 LikesThe Cylons are Here. Sort of.My favorite sci fi series is the remake of Battlestar Gallactica. The story begins with an interplanetary society that fought a past war against machines of its own creation -the Cylons. A truce wa…DiscussionThe Cylons are Here. Sort of.2 Likespunishing doubt (TheraminTrees)If you are associated with religion and especially a fundamentalist religion, doubt is intolerable. Certainty, however it may be achieved or imposed, becomes a necessary element, especially consider…Discussionpunishing doubt (TheraminTrees)5 LikesBill Maher on Donald TrumpBill 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 behav…DiscussionBill Maher on Donald Trump4 LikesHis Dark Materials and the Catholic ChurchI recently watched the movie, "The Golden Compass" and since I could not find the sequels, I read the books. I enjoyed them, and I will be reading the first one, Northern Lights, starting tomorrow, s…DiscussionHis Dark Materials and the Catholic Church2 LikesCherry-picking ChristiansphotoCherry-picking Christians4 Likes