Daily Topics - Friday December 20th, 2013
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Anything Goes Friday
Hour One: KKK wants to impeach Obama - Richard Preston, Confederate White Knights
Hour Two: The REAL scandal of Duck Dynasty - Rev. BIll Keller, Live Prayer.com
Hour Three: (Special late edition!!) Brunch With Bernie - Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) takes your calls
It turns out that the idea of low calorie intake leading to low metabolism leading to long lifespan goes back at least as far as the 1959 B movie The Killer Shrews. This sci-fi concept had very little to do with the plot, which was pretty much the same as Jurassic Park.
I happen to have found this out only because the movie was sent up by Mystery Science Theater 3000, and I watched it on DVD recently.
I now see the gift giving of Christmas as the most important part of the ritual. It's akin to the potlatch, and I figure that, as currently practiced, it's a mere vestige of a redistribution of wealth that was conducted to make sure everyone could survive through winter. The feasting covers the food-related part.
I make the least money in my family, so I give little (but some) and receive much.
I just had a thought for messaging. Republicans call high taxes on rich people punishing success. I would call it punishing excess. Success is getting ahead in the race. Excess, is getting ahead and then building a wall blocking everyone else from competing.