Archive for November, 2013

Iran Deal Underscores Need to Abandon Nuclear Energy as a Power Source

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Nearly two years ago, I wrote about how the GOP presidential candidates were saber-rattling over “Iran’s nuclear program”, completely devoid of any self awareness as they simultaneously complained about rising gas prices without connecting the two events… not now, not in the eight years it was happening under President Bush (side note: gas prices have been […]

 
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November 25, 2013
Posted in: Energy Independence, Environment, fake scandals, General, Middle East

Where Would We Be Today Had JFK Not Been Assassinated? (UPDATED)

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There’s an old parlor-game in which a person is asked: “If you had a time machine, would you go back and kill Hitler even if it meant changing history so you were never born?” (One stipulation is that you don’t worry about the obvious paradox of how you kill Hitler if you were never born.) It’s […]

 
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November 18, 2013
Posted in: General, rewriting history, Seems Obvious to Me

Why Don’t We Question Close Races AFTER We Win to See Why They Were So Close?

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I don’t know why, but before every election in recent memory, we hear lots of reports of Republican attempts to disenfranchise tens of thousands (millions?) of legitimate legal voters all in the name of “protecting elections from (non-existent) voter fraud”. So they pass laws, new restrictions, and implement despicable practices like “voter caging” to stop LEGAL […]

 
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November 11, 2013
Posted in: Election, Politics, Unconstitutional, voting

It Must Be Exhausting to Be A Republican

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I could never do it. I mean, being a Republican nowadays means living in a CONSTANT state of utter OUTRAGE! It must be exhausting to be a Republican. And if you’re a Teabagger? OMG, forget it! I’d be too tired to pull the trigger on the gun in my mouth. Yesterday’s Sunday shows were a primer in cluelessness. I watch all three […]

 
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November 4, 2013
Posted in: fake scandals, Healthcare, myth busting, Partisanship, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity