Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Fundies of Color

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

What both white and non-white fundies read to their children Wikipedia defines “fundie” as: Fundie or fundy (plural fundies) is a pejorative slang term used to refer to religious fundamentalists of any religion or denomination, although it is primarily directed towards fundamentalist Christians. The term is intentionally derogatory, and is used most commonly by those […]

Unlike Kodak, I’m Not Dead Yet

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

All those wires! (YouTube page here) I know it looks like the blog has been abandoned, but it hasn’t! Things have been quiet on the site from a lack of time and motivation. When I had articles I wanted to write (and there have been many), I didn’t have the time. When I had free […]

How Do Conservatives and Liberals See the World?

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Yes, yes. Godwin. I know! I just watched the latest episode of Moyers & Company with Bill Moyers. He interviewed social psychologist Jonathan Haidt. Haidt has a forthcoming book titled The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion. It was a fascinating program. I recommend it, if you haven’t watched it […]

Obama’s Record

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

(from Boiling Frog) This blog, at its core, has always been about civil liberties. Historically, I have focused on the threat to those liberties by Christian fundamentalists, because I viewed them as the biggest threat to those liberties. I have included politics since the beginning, although I have tried to de-emphasize it where possible. Coverage […]

Why I Won’t Be Voting for Obama

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

The discussion in the Rick Santorum comment thread has veered into whether Obama is worth voting for. He’s not. Not one bit. His civil liberties record is one of the worst in history. George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley, writing in the Los Angels Times, wrote: Civil libertarians have long had a dysfunctional relationship […]

Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions

Monday, January 16th, 2012

I thought this image was amusing: (From Wikipedia, via The Paltry Sapien) We helped Iran acquire nuclear technology, strictly for peaceful purposes, you know. Even though: …a 1974 CIA proliferation assessment stated “If [the Shah] is alive in the mid-1980s… and if other countries [particularly India] have proceeded with weapons development we have no doubt […]

Rick Santorum, Iowa, and the Republican Nomination

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Rick Santorum has some very dangerous ideas, but I’m not at all concerned about his strong showing in Iowa. The Republicans have been cycling through all of the non-Romneys. The white Christian Iowa Republicans are so horrified that a Mormon could get their party’s nomination that they’ve been frantically searching for anyone else to vote […]

Insert Joke Here

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Brian just left a comment on my old Rick Santorum article, which was one of the first things ever published on this blog. I’m surprised he found it. I just wrote a serious article about Rick Santorum’s near-win in Iowa, which I’ll be posting immediately after this. I tried very hard to avoid any double-entendres, […]