US Domestic Politics

Discussion of US politics and their world impact.

Has anyone seen these comments Rupert Murdoch made about Faux News viewers?

I haven't and I don't know when they were made but I agree with them 100%....

Quotes by the late great Henry Louis Mencken

Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.

“Adultery is the application of democracy to love.”

A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.

A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers.

The nose knows, no?

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/02/how-often-people-in-various-countries-shower/385470/

I saw an article about a 67 year old guy that has never bathed in his life. He lives alone among some rocks somewhere. He cooks on dried dung and as for lice, I don't know maybe he ate them like baboons due while grooming. Feral animals were around his quarters too.

SUMMING UP: What Have We Learned About Life In A Libertarian Paradise?

Here's what we've learned so far from our libertarian friends about what makes their system so desirable. A libertarian society...

would rather face global extinction from a killer asteroid than tax its citizens for a planetary defense shield.

would permit de facto slavery.

would prefer people die of hunger, exposure and medical care than ever tax its citizens to provide such services if charity were insufficient.

has no plans for, nor would they tax for, public health... not even clean drinking water or sewage disposal.

Jews vs Israel

This might be a flagrant hot button title and I think it should be. Jon Stewart's retirement prompted much 'self hating jew' rhetoric on a few message boards and youtubes. Bibi wants all Jews to retreat and come to Israel [which is minority jewish majority arab].

His recent political ploy for re-election seeking alignment with the war mongers of the GOP might not play well.

Why Is Obama Getting Involved In This?

This is a legitimate employer-employee dispute. Keep in mind, longshoremen have one of the toughest unions.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/obama-to-intervene-in-west-coast-port-d...

Obama to intervene in West Coast port dispute: reports

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-port-economics-20150214-story.html

IS The West Trying To Start WWIII?

Someone is going to great lengths to escalate the Ukraine conflict. Look at the big picture people! NATO is trying to set up on Russia's doorstep which they said they wouldn't do after the breakup of the Soviet Union. Look at how we freaked out with missiles in Cuba! It would be like Canada setting up a security agreement with China. We would be very unhappy.

http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2015/02/senator-inhofe-sponso...

Would De Facto Slavery Flourish In A Libertarian Paradise?

Libertarians like LS live in a black and white world without shades of grey. For example he recently said that any form of taxation... I believe it was so government could feed the hungry, turned those taxed into "slaves". So in his libertarian paradise... libertarian morality dictates starvation, maybe mass starvation, is preferable to taxation. He also admitted that even if earth's very survival was threatened by an asteroid, it would be immoral to tax the public... thus raising the question whether libertarian is a death cult.

Greatest Upsets in History

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/01/what-is-the-greatest-upset-in-history/383517/

A lot of opinions offered:[quote]

Patton Oswalt, comedian and author, Silver Screen Fiend

Know Your Country...

Read this, think about it. Know your country. [quote]

http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175956/tomgram%3A_jane_lazarre%2C_on_the_problems_of_breathing_in_america/#more

Tomgram: Jane Lazarre, On the Problems of Breathing in America

Name me all of the monopolies that formed without the help of the government.

Name me all of the monopolies that formed without the help of the government.

I can name a few government fostered monopolies. First class mail, Robert Fulton's steamship monopoly and your local cable company. Let's not forget the monopoly that ALL progressives support; government.

US Hypocracy And The Iranian Nuclear Program

Gee- I can't figure out why the Mideast dislikes the US.

http://rt.com/usa/232203-us-israel-nuclear-weapon/

US helped Israel with H-bomb - 1980s report declassified

Tired of War? Hey, Sam's Just Getting Started...

I’m posting this essay with Ben’s permission. For more hard hitting, honest reporting and fact based opinions click on the link:[quote]

http://benwilliamslibrary.com/blog/

AMERICANS LIKE WAR

Posted on February 13, 2015 by Ben

Ayn Randian Psychopath Rand Paul Lied Claiming Two Degrees from Baylor University

Buyer Beware!

Rand Paul caught lying about his college record. Kentucky Senator's office forced to admit that he never graduated from Baylor University

by Luke Brinker

"Move To Amend" Has ALWAYS Needed A Plan B... any suggestions?

Given that our antidemocratic amendment process gives a mere 3.5% of the US population a veto over ANY reform no matter how desirable, I've often criticized here Move To Amend not having a Plan B.

But what should it be?

Currently Chatting

Corporations outspend taxpayers in Congress...

You may be surprised to learn that we spend about $2 billion dollars a year on our dysfunctional Congress. However, it's even more surprising to learn that corporate lobbyists spend even more to buy off our federal lawmakers.

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