Archive for January 15th, 2009
Rachel Maddow says good riddance to Bush’s good-bye, starting things off with a few staggering statistics regarding Bush’s legacy. I’m wondering whether there a live audience to this deplorable confabulation by George W. Bush. If so, where they required to remove their shoes before entering the room? Click here to see Arianna Huffington’s critique of [...]
I don’t really want to give “Joe the Plumber” any more publicity, but it’s rather amazing to me that a group of conservatives would actually send “Joe” anywhere to report on anything. Especially since so many claims he has made about himself have already been proven to be lies. With that as the context, here [...]
The obsession the Right has had for lo these many years with people’s sexuality has received a final “gift” from the Bush Administration.
This is like grade school stuff. It’s classic “If we don’t tell them about it, they won’t want it” thinking.
Many on the Right feel everyone should have the freedom to own weapons. They think, implicitly, everyone is capable of proper usage of guns and that just because a certain number of individuals clearly intend to use them to the detriment of others, that that is no excuse to keep them out of the hands of everyone else. They are supportive of education in proper use of firearms.
So why the different attitude toward sex?
I expect this question never to be answered in such a way as to be persuasive to those who think sex is something that ought to be left in the gutter and in the closet, who think that teenagers ought not be told about it in the vain hope that they won’t use it, but I am so utterly and profoundly tired of this infantile crap.
Psychologist Jonathan Haidt has written an excellent multidisciplinary work on the meaning of life, entitled The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom (2006). I am presently reading Haidt’s book for the second time, paragraph by paragraph. This is clearly one of the books I would take to a desert island if I were [...]