Posts Tagged ‘rationalism’

September 23rd, 2018 - 10:41 am § in Donald Trump, Misc., Politics

Imagine Michael Bloomberg vs Trump!

When Barack Obama became President, I thought .. maybe my Granddaughter could become President of the US? After he became President, I saw how racism and bigotry could make a great man’s life hard! When Donald Trump became President, I began to doubt we would ever elect a rational leader.[...]

January 25th, 2015 - 9:34 am § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Religion

A Rational Response to the War With Islam

Dissent Magazine has a wonderful effort by its former editor, Michael Walzer, to define a rational basis for liberals to responds to Islamic extremism. There is too much in the essay to quote piecemeal.   The best I can do on TA is offer the summary and a link. “As I’ve already acknowledge[...]

October 12th, 2014 - 10:08 am § in Hypocrisy, Jews, Religion

Sunday Revelations: Is Islam a Religion of Peace?


April 15th, 2014 - 11:24 am § in Misc.

A $15/hr wages makes all Americans rich!

from Jim Miller at Sound Politics If you are single, then by world standards, probably in the top 5 percent, almost certainly in the   top 10 percent. Here’s how I come to that tentative conclusion:   A $15 an hour wage gives you a yearly   gross income of $30,000, assuming you work 40 h[...]

November 4th, 2013 - 12:55 pm § in America, Hypocrisy

Be a Plumber

Mayor Bloomberg’s advice to students: Become plumbers A college education won’t necessarily fatten your pockets, but the billionaire mayor of New York City has a suggestion he wants students to consider before they sign any costly tuition checks: what about becoming a plumber?[...]

September 26th, 2012 - 11:10 am § in Politics

Commentary by SMS:STENCHGATE I do not think even Paul Krugman can help Mitt!

Craig Robinson, a former political director of the Iowa Republican Party told the  New York Times  “I hate to say this, but if Ryan wants to run for national office again, he’ll probably have to wash the stench of Romney off of him.” The “stench” seems to be spreading.  A report[...]

October 18th, 2011 - 9:04 am § in America, Politics, Schools & Colleges

How to Reach a Republican

from The American Digest From The American Digest:  Dubya and Me – Walt Harrington As [Bush] talked, I even thought about an old Saturday Night Live skit in which an amiable, bumbling President Ronald Reagan, played by Phil Hartman, goes behind closed doors to suddenly become a masterful oper[...]

August 24th, 2011 - 10:33 am § in America, China, Politics

I Nominate Hutntsman to Replace Biden

Huntsman Takes On The GOP Field and Obama! Says Republican Opponents And President Obama Didn’t Show Leadership On Debt Deal … Makes Specific Criticisms Of Romney, Perry, And Bachmann … ‘This Is A Center Right Country. I Am A Center Right Candidate.’[...]