This won’t go over well with my friends who are all about Bernie Sanders, but I got up today wondering if Mr. Sanders is going to hand the White House over to the GOP clown car. I love Bernie Sanders, and would love to see him as president. But…
Ayn Rand believed in the freedom that came from from rejecting all religious doctrine and moral code. Her writings were the epitome of the “every man for himself” mantra that you hear so often from soulless corporate raiders, and she believed in the canonization of the wealthy.
Phil Zuckerman, a Professor of Sociology at Pitzer College in Claremont, CA, posted an excellent article recently, which I just had to share. ~ Wicasta The results from a recent poll published by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life reveal what social scientists have known for a long time: White Evangelical Christians are… Continue reading Why Evangelicals Hate Jesus: The Perplexing Disparity Between Faith and Practice
by Glenn Greenwald Salon.com Bradley Manning, the 22-year-old U.S. Army Private accused of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, has never been convicted of that crime, nor of any other crime. Despite that, he has been detained at the U.S. Marine brig in Quantico, Virginia for five months — and for two months before that in… Continue reading The Inhumane Conditions Of Bradley Manning’s Detention
The annual (and mythical) “War on Christmas” is being trotted out again this year. But according to Psychology Today, the habitual alarmists are not getting as much traction out of it this year. Excerpts follow; Ours is an era fraught with urgent social problems. Take, for example, acronym/abbreviation* abuse. We live in a society in… Continue reading The War On Christmas – 2010: A Perspective from the Largely Empty Front Lines
I never thought I would find myself writing about, of all things, Dancing With The Stars here on The Watch. The only reason I am now is because this season Sarah Palin’s daughter was one of the contestants. I refer to the young lady as “Sarah Palin’s daughter” instead of using her name for a… Continue reading Politics And “Dancing With The Stars” or Why Won’t Bristol Palin Go Away?
If there was ever one day in American discourse in which partisan wrangling should be set aside, it has to be Veterans Day. Sadly, I know there are going to be a lot of people who get up today and wrap themselves in the American flag and contend that those who disagree with them are… Continue reading A Thank You To The American Veteran
Further proof that Tea Party candidates hate democracy and are the enemies of American has just been provided by batshit crazy Alaskan Tea Party candidate Joe Miller, who shocked the country when he unexpectedly received the Republican party’s nomination instead of sitting Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski. Essentially forced out of the Republican party by Tea… Continue reading Joe Miller Sues Over Spelling As Alaska Write-In Vote Count Continues
I just read an excellent article by Timothy Egan at the New York Times, discussing how President Obama essentially saved the day and saw his party sent to the showers anyway. It’s a good example of the disconnect that the average American has with cold, hard facts. In the end, what took a bite out… Continue reading How Obama Saved Capitalism and Lost the Midterm Elections
A few days after the mid-term elections in the United States, some Americans are beginning to wake up to the reality that there is a day after. It’s like we’re waking up after a night of drunken excess, trying to mollify ourselves that the hideous monster we’re in bed with really is the beautiful princess or… Continue reading Fear Mongers Deliver Victory For Republicans