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Of course, Bernie appears to be ignorant of how to defend himself. Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2019 at Smarter Than Thou!
He is, in effective, a “wartime president. Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2019 at Smarter Than Thou!
Yes, this is a defense of apparent hyper pure hypocrisy. But the rules that apply to the serfs do NOT apply to nobility. Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2019 at Smarter Than Thou!
like the Founding Fathers in the movie, we all simply ignore what we can not resolve, or what we refuse to accept as it is. Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2019 at Smarter Than Thou!
To summarize; as everyone frequently discounts what he says Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2019 at Smarter Than Thou!
Thus, when properly understood, Trump is no more a liar than the rest of us… well, maybe a little bit more. Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2019 at Smarter Than Thou!
Again, what is the purpose of a university? Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2018 at Smarter Than Thou!
America’s message and meaning to the world... maybe it is to provide comic relief. Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2018 at Smarter Than Thou!
The blueprint was first used in the Garden of Eden, by Satan. Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2018 at Smarter Than Thou!
It is a fatal flaw and an essential contradiction. America is filled with them. Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2018 at Smarter Than Thou!
everyone in the legal system knows that women (most of the time) are not reliable. Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2018 at Smarter Than Thou!
Thus, a problem the republicans face is becoming more like-able. Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2018 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!