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Re: The Alternet Thread
« Reply #75 on: September 27, 2018, 10:14:21 PM »
Quite the Kabuki about Kavanaugh.



At the end of the day all the accusations do is show he is a good old boy and one of them.  He is as good as in.

The last Alternet panel was full of Senate 'Kabuki'.  People who should be steering the ship of state from rocky shoals instead do porn.
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Re: The Alternet Thread
« Reply #76 on: October 02, 2018, 06:56:19 AM »

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Re: Trump As Prophet OF The Religious Right
« Reply #77 on: October 02, 2018, 07:58:25 AM »

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Dude, God wasn't telling you Trump was a prophet. He was telling you Trump only cares about PROFITS. Listen harder next time.

This is some scary shit.  I have read that 90% of the people in this country engage in magical thinking. Articles like this make me think the coming spin-down is going to be very dangerous for critical thinking people.

In some places now (Utah comes to mind) you can't negotiate life very well without becoming a cog in a religious wheel....that's apt to become more widespread.

Note to self: Look for more wild country to escape to when it starts to really unravel.



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Re: The Alternet Thread
« Reply #78 on: October 02, 2018, 09:54:36 AM »
Well, OFCOURSE Donald Trump is in the bible and part of gods plan.

See Antichrist, Cough....." and god will give him power that he may deceive even the very elect"

Where did I put that holy water filled  water pistol again.... I know its around here somewhere.... hum. Does holy water count as a threat against the president.  :coffee: :icon_scratch:

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Re: Trump As Prophet OF The Religious Right
« Reply #79 on: October 02, 2018, 01:58:24 PM »
Dude, God wasn't telling you Trump was a prophet. He was telling you Trump only cares about PROFITS. Listen harder next time.

This is some scary shit.  I have read that 90% of the people in this country engage in magical thinking. Articles like this make me think the coming spin-down is going to be very dangerous for critical thinking people.

In some places now (Utah comes to mind) you can't negotiate life very well without becoming a cog in a religious wheel....that's apt to become more widespread.

Note to self: Look for more wild country to escape to when it starts to really unravel.



This is how the deranged deal with cognitive dissonance. They create an exotic new narrative.

Not sure there is going to be enough country or wild enough country. I'm sure that the warlords in the near future will be leaders of religious sects. Remember general Bethlehem in "The Postman (played by Will Patton)?"

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Re: Trump As Prophet OF The Religious Right
« Reply #80 on: October 02, 2018, 02:34:24 PM »

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Dude, God wasn't telling you Trump was a prophet. He was telling you Trump only cares about PROFITS. Listen harder next time.

This is some scary shit.  I have read that 90% of the people in this country engage in magical thinking. Articles like this make me think the coming spin-down is going to be very dangerous for critical thinking people.

In some places now (Utah comes to mind) you can't negotiate life very well without becoming a cog in a religious wheel....that's apt to become more widespread.

Note to self: Look for more wild country to escape to when it starts to really unravel.


that's funny I find in ontario the religious are withdrawing to the country to escape what they see as an overly secular urban society... That or the rural population never gave it up... it's a strange mix. Newly arrived ultra religious, born in place religious and us very quiet atheists and indifferents. The passively religious tend to be anglicans and Catholics but the baptists made big pushes into rural ontario in the 1970's and they are pretty hardcore. I never bring it up unless I've felt the people out very carefully because believers take that shit so seriously. As to magical thinking I'd be surprised if it's only 90 percent.
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Re: The Alternet Thread
« Reply #81 on: October 07, 2018, 07:49:31 PM »

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Re: Library Fines
« Reply #82 on: October 08, 2018, 06:53:27 AM »

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They just dropped library fines here too. I think it's a good idea, but I doubt it will help promote reading as a pastime among those too poor to pay a fine. It's probably more an admission that it isn't worth the trouble to mail out bills to collect the fines. I hear radio talk show hosts here decry the big bucks the city just spent on building a fancy new facility, the objection being that libraries serve no purpose in an internet driven information culture. The Republicans are happy to believe that.

These are the same libertarian geniuses who think public transportation is a boondoggle.
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Re: Hell To Pay On Kavanaugh
« Reply #83 on: October 08, 2018, 08:00:46 AM »

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It isn't clear to me that there will be any more hell to pay than usual. The only remaining liberal ruling to be overturned is Roe v. Wade, and the hell won't come for maybe 20 years. By then, we'll have a lot more to worry about than unwanted kids.The rest of the decent legacy left by the Warren court is pretty much disassembled already. And the court we've had for the past several years has made ruling after ruling that turns the Bill of Rights into a quaint old document that nobody cares about. I'm not sure exactly how it could get worse. Maybe if they rule cops can't be charged with murder?

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Re: Hell To Pay On Kavanaugh
« Reply #84 on: October 08, 2018, 09:53:56 AM »

It isn't clear to me that there will be any more hell to pay than usual. The only remaining liberal ruling to be overturned is Roe v. Wade, and the hell won't come for maybe 20 years. By then, we'll have a lot more to worry about than unwanted kids.The rest of the decent legacy left by the Warren court is pretty much disassembled already. And the court we've had for the past several years has made ruling after ruling that turns the Bill of Rights into a quaint old document that nobody cares about. I'm not sure exactly how it could get worse. Maybe if they rule cops can't be charged with murder?



I read an article by T.A. Frank over the weekend which made similar points, with which I tend to agree. You might enjoy it.

THE SOBERING REALITY OF SUPREME COURT JUSTICE BRETT KAVANAUGH
Will he legalize corruption? Outlaw abortion? Herewith, an honest appraisal of the dangers, and reality, of the coming Kavanaugh era.


https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/10/the-sobering-reality-of-supreme-court-justice-brett-kavanaugh
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Re: Library Fines
« Reply #85 on: October 08, 2018, 11:43:43 AM »



They just dropped library fines here too. I think it's a good idea, but I doubt it will help promote reading as a pastime among those too poor to pay a fine. It's probably more an admission that it isn't worth the trouble to mail out bills to collect the fines. I hear radio talk show hosts here decry the big bucks the city just spent on building a fancy new facility, the objection being that libraries serve no purpose in an internet driven information culture. The Republicans are happy to believe that.

These are the same libertarian geniuses who think public transportation is a boondoggle.



When folks in the great state of Tx. go out and spend $70,000,000.00 on a high school football stadium
Yeah, library fines are chump change.

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Re: The Alternet Thread
« Reply #86 on: October 15, 2018, 07:58:38 AM »

TODAY'S TOP STORIES - October 15, 2018

GOP Senate Candidate Compares Michelle Obama's Posture to the Chimpanzee from 'Bedtime for Bonzo'

By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

Republicans just can't turn off the racism. READ MORE»


GOP Senator Snatches Phone from Student Confronting Him About Georgia's Voter Suppression: 'You Stole My Property!'

By Alex Henderson, AlterNet

"No, I'm not doing that," Perdue said before grabbing for the student's cell phone. READ MORE»


Trump Claims 'It Doesn't Matter' If Accusations Against Kavanaugh Are True: 'We Won'

By Jon Queally, Common Dreams

The president also claimed he treated Dr. Christine Blasey Ford with "great respect" despite openly mocking her at a campaign rally READ MORE»


Here's How Georgia is Restricting Black and Latino Voters — And Could Swing the Election for the GOP

By Terry Schwadron, Common Dreams

Secretary of State Brian Kemp, is a vocal Trumpist who, among other things, has been trying different routes to squash the black vote in the state. READ MORE»


Ralph Nader: Democrats Are Weak, Corrupt and Could Still 'Blow It'

By Andrew O'Hehir, Salon

Unrepentant about the 2000 race, Nader argues that Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton “enabled” Donald Trump READ MORE»


Regretful Trump Voters Explain Why They’ve Turned on ‘the Dictator in White House': He's Surrounded 'Himself with Crooks'

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

“There does not seem to be any effort to unite the country." READ MORE»


What Most Americans Just Don't Get: America Is On Saudi Arabia's Side in the Middle East

By Keith A. Spencer, Salon

After 10 years covering the Middle East, PBS correspondent Jane Ferguson talks about what Americans don’t get. READ MORE»


Could the $70 Billion Americans Invest Annually in Their Pets Be Better Spent?

The Conversation

American spending on pets is more than the combined GDP of the 39 poorest countries in the world. What if even a small percentage of this spending was allocated to reducing suffering, asks a philosopher. READ MORE»


Iowa’s Largest Newspaper Issues Scathing Rebuke of GOP and Endorses Every Democrat Running for Congress

Daily Kos

This editorial endorsement is a scathing rebuke of the Republican Party. READ MORE»


Here's How Muslims Became the Enemy in the Age of Trump

By Juan Cole, Tom Dispatch

Donald Trump and the congressional Republicans have wielded Islamophobia domestically the way the anticommunists of my childhood once did McCarthyism. READ MORE»


It's Time for Video Game Makers to Unionize

By Matthew Smith, Salon

Developers are treated like trash. Now, sudden layoffs at Telltale Games have sparked industry-wide organizing. READ MORE»


Anthony Bourdain's Co-Author Reflects On His Death: Bourdain 'Thought He Was Getting Away With Something'

By Chauncey DeVega, Salon

Joel Rose co-authored the graphic novel “Hungry Ghosts" with Bourdain. READ MORE»


The Retribution for Evangelicals Who Sold Their Souls to Trump Is Coming

History News Network

Trump is arguably the logical culmination of some strains of right-wing evangelical Christianity in America READ MORE»


Naomi Klein Explains How the GOP's 'Increasingly Savage Racial and Gender Politics' Will Lead to an Insidious New Era of Capitalism

By Jacob Sugarman, Truthdig

"There are simply two classes of people—us and them, winners and losers." READ MORE»


Here's Why the Fight Over 'Political Correctness' Is Totally Bogus

By Paul Rosenberg, Salon

"Political correctness” is another misguided attempt at balance that falls flat. READ MORE»

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Re: The Alternet Thread
« Reply #87 on: October 22, 2018, 08:30:52 AM »

TODAY'S TOP STORIES - October 22, 2018

Rick Scott's Administration Lied About State Officials' Role In Deadly Bridge Collapse: Report

By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

The Florida Department of Transportation is still not giving a straight story about the FIU bridge collapse that killed six people. READ MORE»


Here's Why the Blue Wave Runs Through Texas — And White Evangelical Women

By Ken Estey, Working-Class Perspectives

These faint stirrings of discontent among white evangelical women in Texas are connected to larger questions about class and theology. READ MORE»


Roger Stone Pathetically Tries to Walk Back His Prior Implication He Has Dirt on Trump as Mueller Closes In

By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

Stone boasted he would never "roll" on the president. Now he's trying to claim that doesn't mean he has info he could "roll" on in the first place. READ MORE»


One Key Congressman's Bold Plan to End Federal Marijuana Prohibition Next Year

By Phillip Smith, Independent Media Institute

What a difference a midterm election can make. READ MORE»


A Psychologist Explains Why So Many Rich People Are Preparing for the End of Days

By Nicole Karlis, Salon

The business elite are preparing for doomsday. READ MORE»


Evangelical Pastor Blasts Religious Leaders for 'Trading Their Moral Core' In Support of Trump's GOP: 'Antithetical to What Jesus Preached'

By Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet

Pastor Doug Pagitt also urged Christians to consider voting for Democrats in the midterms. READ MORE»


Arizona's Largest Newspaper Endorses Democrat for Senate for the First Time Since 2000

By Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet

The Arizona Republic threw its weight behind Democrat Kyrsten Sinema. READ MORE»


‘It’s Scary’: Presidential Historian Details Why This Power in the Hands of Trump Literally Keeps Him Up at Night

By Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet

A reminder that Donald Trump has the single control of nuclear weapons. READ MORE»


'A Colossal Mistake': Experts Sound the Alarm After Trump Plans to Ditch Nuclear Arms Control Treaty With Russia

By Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams

The move "would be reckless and stupid." READ MORE»


"Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief. Do justly now, love mercy now, walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it."

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Re: The Alternet Thread
« Reply #88 on: October 22, 2018, 08:58:29 AM »

TODAY'S TOP STORIES - October 22, 2018

Rick Scott's Administration Lied About State Officials' Role In Deadly Bridge Collapse: Report

By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

The Florida Department of Transportation is still not giving a straight story about the FIU bridge collapse that killed six people. READ MORE»


Here's Why the Blue Wave Runs Through Texas — And White Evangelical Women

By Ken Estey, Working-Class Perspectives

These faint stirrings of discontent among white evangelical women in Texas are connected to larger questions about class and theology. READ MORE»


Roger Stone Pathetically Tries to Walk Back His Prior Implication He Has Dirt on Trump as Mueller Closes In

By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

Stone boasted he would never "roll" on the president. Now he's trying to claim that doesn't mean he has info he could "roll" on in the first place. READ MORE»


One Key Congressman's Bold Plan to End Federal Marijuana Prohibition Next Year

By Phillip Smith, Independent Media Institute

What a difference a midterm election can make. READ MORE»


A Psychologist Explains Why So Many Rich People Are Preparing for the End of Days

By Nicole Karlis, Salon

The business elite are preparing for doomsday. READ MORE»


Evangelical Pastor Blasts Religious Leaders for 'Trading Their Moral Core' In Support of Trump's GOP: 'Antithetical to What Jesus Preached'

By Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet

Pastor Doug Pagitt also urged Christians to consider voting for Democrats in the midterms. READ MORE»


Arizona's Largest Newspaper Endorses Democrat for Senate for the First Time Since 2000

By Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet

The Arizona Republic threw its weight behind Democrat Kyrsten Sinema. READ MORE»


‘It’s Scary’: Presidential Historian Details Why This Power in the Hands of Trump Literally Keeps Him Up at Night

By Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet

A reminder that Donald Trump has the single control of nuclear weapons. READ MORE»


'A Colossal Mistake': Experts Sound the Alarm After Trump Plans to Ditch Nuclear Arms Control Treaty With Russia

By Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams

The move "would be reckless and stupid." READ MORE»



Early on I saw the Beto signs crop up in certain high end neighborhoods, and I still see a lot of them. But as the election approaches I see lots of Cruz signs going up too, especially in areas like the lake, where a lot of retired people live.

I think the Evangelicals will still deliver for Cruz, although I'd be happy to be wrong about that.
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Re: The Alternet Thread
« Reply #89 on: October 22, 2018, 09:27:18 AM »


Early on I saw the Beto signs crop up in certain high end neighborhoods, and I still see a lot of them. But as the election approaches I see lots of Cruz signs going up too, especially in areas like the lake, where a lot of retired people live.

I think the Evangelicals will still deliver for Cruz, although I'd be happy to be wrong about that.

In Texas like everywhere else, the outcome will be driven by turnout. Typically, Dems vote in Presidential election years and sit out midterms. The Republicans stuck that up the party's ass in 2010, gifting the Rs the census and the gerrymander. If people come out for the midterms, upsets can happen. Whether the female outrage that's been boiling for two years will express itself in November, or whether the Kavanaugh hearing has motivated the spittle-fleckers to mount their Lobstrand crutches and waddle to the polls is anyone's guess.

Both my wife and I have been involved in Get Out the vote efforts a couple nights a week plus weekends. Really, nothing else is going to matter in terms of outcome except who shows up. Except in Georgia and Kansas, where Secretaries of State running for governor are surpressing votes till hell won't have it. Like playing a game while being the umpire.
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