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Thus, a problem the republicans face is becoming more like-able. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Smarter Than Thou!
I am not objecting to giving such special status. Justice demands that people be treated unequally. Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2018 at Smarter Than Thou!
This makes him (Trump) effectively immune from being shamed. Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2018 at Smarter Than Thou!
Yet Conservatives still profess their literal approach as if it were a rigid dogma that was actually possible. Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2018 at Smarter Than Thou!
After all, the FBI has become a joke. Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at Smarter Than Thou!
it is self evident that governments need to “lie” to the people. Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2018 at Smarter Than Thou!
The questions are confusing and the issue is also. Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2018 at Smarter Than Thou!
Truth is a matter, no longer of meaning. It is now a matter of whimsy. Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2018 at Smarter Than Thou!
They are very often not fanatics. However, they are often losers. Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2018 at Smarter Than Thou!
IS THIS A BIG JOKE AFTER ALL? I am fascinated with the concept of the United States. It seems to me that it takes a particular form of silliness to accept its basic premises. The lack of reality is not serious enough to be considered conventional madness. In a certain sense the Liberals are more consistent and honest in this matter than are the Conservatives. The Liberals work to destroy the system that does not work. The Conservatives continue to praise and to “protect” something that does not exist. Consider the issue of abortion. Recently a law (at least) restricting abortion in some state was declared invalid by some court. It is my impression that this happens on a regular basis. It is all only a farce. The useless passing of laws makes “right to life” people happy. Some politicians have probably fulfilled a promise. And the employees of Murder Incorporated (Planned Parenthood) know that the inevitable (and speedy) court decision will allow the executions to continue. It is my own judgment that abortion is a permanent part of both culture and law in the Western World. However, consider the reasoning. The court decided that killing children was a “well established” principle, i.e. a legal right. This could be understood as adhering to the principle of stare decisis, or the doctrine of legal precedent. This means that once a proper court decides on an issue all other courts are required to decide the same way. The principle behind this rule is that… Well, perhaps it is based upon the ancient rules of the Persian Empire. According to ancient legend, the laws of the Persians changed not. What one emperor said bound successive emperors. I guess that this is what the judge referred to. It could not have been an American legal principle. American abortion laws were overturned by Supreme Court rulings. The (in)justices found a new right that no one had seen for long over one hundred years. In fact abortion had been illegal in many states. That is, its unlawful status had been established by legal principle. And so the Supreme Court adhered to the legal principle of… of “anything goes!” The entire series of anti anti-abortion decisions were indirect violation of already decided legal precedent. To adhere to ANY already decided legal case is to prevent new laws from being passed (if the establishment opposes them). Everyone knows this. Legal principles are discovered, recovered, renounced and ignored all the time. Various sides will base a case, or decision, upon precedent, if the precedents support their positions. But, despite serious expressions, and serous sounding pronouncements, they really are of little or no influence. As I declared above, it is all a farce. The founding fathers may not be rolling over in their graves. However, they probably are laughing. Maybe it all really is a joke. Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2018 at Smarter Than Thou!
Or he may play the part of a true Conservative, and be all talk and no action. Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2018 at Smarter Than Thou!
Of course this could have been the action of a sincerely humble man. Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2018 at Smarter Than Thou!
feelings, especially painful ones, are far more effective motivations than being reasonable. Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2018 at Smarter Than Thou!
There are situations for which there are no proper responses, but only less bad ones. Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2018 at Smarter Than Thou!
The Nazi regime (and Lewis) employed the “Big Lie” technique. Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2018 at Smarter Than Thou!
so called right to free speech dissolves. It is a nice phrase, but it lacks reality. Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2018 at Smarter Than Thou!
Schoolyards are filled with vulgarity expressed by non-innocent children. Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2018 at Smarter Than Thou!
And this is one reason why movies can be so dangerous to clear reason. Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2018 at Smarter Than Thou!
the government “of the people…” etc, needed to mislead and to “lie.” And it was the right thing to do. Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2017 at Smarter Than Thou!
EVERYONE has it wrong about Pearl Harbor. Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2017 at Smarter Than Thou!
In other words, as long as there are different genders, sexism is inevitable. Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2017 at Smarter Than Thou!
It simply allows incompetent women to explain away their personal failures. Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2017 at Smarter Than Thou!
It takes an exceptional nation to sustain such a dishonest system. There is ample reason for the Europeans to be amused. Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at Smarter Than Thou!
I am simply stating that the guilt of slavery needs to be relaxed, a bit. Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at Smarter Than Thou!
This may be why nothing really will get done to solve the “immigration problem.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2017 at Smarter Than Thou!