Evidently that is what good nutrition leads to.. Yep, only you red noses can make that connection. How many other bullshit fables are you all making up at that little powwow you're having?
Bigotry derived from religious principles is still bigotry...
The easy rejoinder is that conservatives believe in "smaller government" and a less coercive state, but that belief has never been a practical commitment, only a rhetorical strategy. The state grows under conservatives, and it grows under liberals. The difference is only a matter of emphasis, and frequently not even that. The truth is that these marriage traditionalists were perfectly content with state intervention in and support of their sacred institution when it hewed, more or less, to their membership requirements. Only when a bit of money and a bit of politicking rendered it a bit less restrictive, only then did those same agencies of the state become dangerous and a touch tyrannical.
See, I'm not the only one who knows what you people are up to.
- called several of his... counterparts to "make sure everybody's in lock step with what we're doing and saying..."
I found him to be very straight forward and trustworthy and we had a very good dialogue.
I was able to get a sense of his soul..."
"...how can anyone stand to listen and or watch the politicians anymore?... Who in the world are these people? They look so weird and un-human. Where are they spawned? Why do we pay them any credence whatsoever?"
This definitely applies you people who think your tea party red noses will salivate you from dissentary.
...there are certain things in our nation and in the world which I am proud to be maladjusted and which I hope all men of goodâwill will be maladjusted until the good societies realize. I say very honestly that I never intend to become adjusted to segregation and discrimination. I never intend to become adjusted to religious bigotry. I never intend to adjust myself to economic conditions that will take necessities from the many to give luxuries to the few...
Uh oh.... Who's lying now?
- Patrick Henry, Famous anti-federalist?
Our faculties are usually put to the task of trying to defend what we already believe, not towards developing a better understanding of the world...
Huge reams of psychological research show this is just how the human brain works...
That's one reason politicians love to talk about religion, because they don't have to prove anything... Trying to figure out what some silent, mythical god wants us to do is a fool's errand. That god is always and forever going to want what the person speaking for him wants him to want, and nothing else.
Note: This JE also focuses on the power of distraction. Shh, let's listen in...
Turns out it was actually Nathan Lane.
Not that I expect different results or anything. In fact I expect even more resistance. *Nothing but a bunch commie talk* Proof that our educational system has been compromised:
Why does public conflict over societal risks persist in the face of compelling and widely accessible scientific evidence? We conducted an experiment to probe two alternative answers: the "Science Comprehension Thesis" (SCT), which identifies defects in the public's knowledge and reasoning capacities as the source of such controversies; and the "Identity-protective Cognition Thesis" (ICT) which treats cultural conflict as disabling the faculties that members of the public use to make sense of decision-relevant science. In our experiment, we presented subjects with a difficult problem that turned on their ability to draw valid causal inferences from empirical data. As expected, subjects highest in Numeracy -- a measure of the ability and disposition to make use of quantitative information -- did substantially better than less numerate ones when the data were presented as results from a study of a new skin-rash treatment. Also as expected, subjects' responses became politically polarized -- and even less accurate -- when the same data were presented as results from the study of a gun-control ban. But contrary to the prediction of SCT, such polarization did not abate among subjects highest in Numeracy; instead, it increased. This outcome supported ICT, which predicted that more Numerate subjects would use their quantitative-reasoning capacity selectively to conform their interpretation of the data to the result most consistent with their political outlooks...
The mechanics behind it was documented in the 30s, and probably long before that.. I'll have to brush up on my Plato and Aristotle.. I can only wish that more of Aristophanes stuff survived. He was kind of the Stephen Colbert of the times.
Assassins accusing the assassins... How quaint..
I am not anti-Russian. I am pro-Russian, more pro-Russian than the regime that misrules you today.
That, I can believe. He's certainly not pro-American
Anybody still remember?
Okay, that's a wrap.. Thanks people. You all were great. See ya next week, whole new episode starts...
Man, really, we need to give everybody a big hand, the producers, directors, most of all, the actors. Standing ovation for all. Barack, Vladamir, come on out and take a bow.
Time Magazine photog: "Hold it!" *click* "Thanks guys."
Q: "Rolling Stone Magazine here. Did you guys expect it to go this well?"
A: "Yeah, it was a boat race. Are we gonna be on the cover?"
Personally, I'm still watching the Raytheon stock to see if this is really over. But on the face of it, it looks like some serious ass was pulled out of the fire.