I would perceive 'inherent reluctance' as a good thing.posted @ Friday, October 24, 2014 - 10:34
out of an abundance of caution, let's invade Iraq. They might have WMD's.
out of an abundance of caution that rising CO2 levels might destroy the world as we know it let's...wait, never mind.
out of abundance of caution, let's allow any nut to carry a gun anywhere.posted @ Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 09:01
the author confuses his point with the now daily Obama bashing. He does touch on it there in the middle - the public has lost faith in both parties that consider them (the public) as a mindless obstacle to power.
we can't have leaders, as long as we let the mass media frame any and every election in the stupidest of sound-byte branding.
"Most American voters are pragmatic. They want solutions, not rigid ideas. They want effective implementation, not blame shifting. "
...if only.posted @ Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 08:48
@Kwijibo Junior: there have been many cases...as reported by medical experts, largely the result of cultural superstitions in the effected countries. Real papers are actually reporting on the facts of ebola. Instead of publishing talking head bs about it.
all these 'scandals' get 24/7 press...until multiple investigations reveal there is no scandal...but the sheer repetition...now, several pieces a week in the 'opinion' page...all they have to do is refer to the 'scandals' as if...as if there was ever some validity. Weak minds assume there must have been validity. But when pressed, nothing.
things that used to be not-scandals..like 13 embassy attacks...now, scandal. Birth certificates? Now the same tea party is going to run a guy they KNOW is foreign born. Sheesh!
but always the same..'when the facts come out you'll see'... or, 'if they weren't hiding such and such you'd see'.
thing is...there is this pattern. Intelligent people can grasp pattern recognition. Others just accept the repetition of the lies and think the pattern points to Obama being the 'most scandaled' president ever.
even when they told you straight out in advance 6 years ago they were going to do this...posted @ Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 09:13
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trouble with being an incumbent...it's hard to say what you're 'going' to do...when we can see what you did. Rather, didn't.posted @ Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 07:05
seems several times a week the paper runs these smear blogs. Same bleating of lies. Same listing of current 'scandals' that never pan out further than the mere repetition.
whatever happened to editorials and opinions? Was there once a vision to educate and elucidate in the press? Or is that just my imagination, a forged false memory?posted @ Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 07:03
yeah, 'triumph of spin'.posted @ Monday, October 20, 2014 - 07:16
Nurses. Health care workers dealing directly with an infected patient. Not 'you'.
They have reason to be scared. Not you, the general public, the American people.posted @ Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 12:02
isn't there a more substantive fear that could be peddled? This one is so weak it makes the paper look desperate.
here's some ideas...you have a higher chance of fracking coming to your backyard. An accidental overdose of tylenol from the medicine cabinet. Lightning striking your bike. Palin becoming senator. The Waltons buying Georgia.
catching ebola reminds me of old 50's horror movies...the only way that slow monster is going to catch you, is if you trip over that tree root.posted @ Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 07:07
amenposted @ Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 06:15
I wish there had been the same controversy when Pepsi brand got the right to install a bank of junk food machines in the cafeteria in exchange for...an electronic scoreboard on the football field.posted @ Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 06:08
faith as sound-bytes. Instead of example.
"As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord". Lord's brand. Found only in select churches. Buy some today. Or get left behind.posted @ Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 06:06
gotta love these revisionists who always always fail to mention the choices of the time...
McCain and the brainless Palin? Romney ship your jobs overseas and Lyin Ryan?
really, when one complains on Obama, realize he was and is still the better choice of what repubs and cons had to offer.
...but this 'most polarizing and divisive; meme? Seriously? It is easy to go back and find dozens of public statements of 'we will not ever work this this guy'...from before day one.posted @ Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 06:26
talk about trust issues...One can easily look up the polls and see this author's numbers are totally made up lies.
disappointing this newspaper allows this
false numbers, easily found, are not opinions. They are conscious lies.posted @ Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 06:19
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fear sells newspapers. It gets politicians votes. It ups military spending which allows cuts to education, roads, basic services. It allows govt to take rights away and curtail liberty.
ISIS does not scare me. Ebola does not scare me. Ignorance...that scares the b'jeezus out of me.
"Amid the waves of fear and continual headlines about terror plots, we, the people, have now largely been relegated to the role of so many frightened spectators when it comes to our government and its actions. "posted @ Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 05:27
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how did they come out on the issue of stoning adulterers?posted @ Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 06:46
kinda like Big Foot pictures.
you can follow the mythology and find 'facts' to support it....or you can listen to 97 out of 100 scientists in a room ...or you can freakin look with your own eyes and senses.
and we note the CEO of Exxon has publicly on record unequivocally declared global warming is real, and is man-made.posted @ Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 05:57
I don't mind the religious aspect. Some religions are just that weak they need constant attention.
it's the right-wing indoctrination of high school ,,,
- start with a questionable supposition of "if:"...
and follow it with an unrelated conclusion. Make it pithy so they sound logical.posted @ Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 05:32
'since the Fed was established, bad things happened'...is not what is universally known...as logic.
i.e., if there's a connection you're making, then show it.
'since the fed was established, the Mets won the series' is a true statement - but does not equate to any connection between the two.
auditing the Fed might be a good idea. Might even go forward if a sane person was promoting it. Not likely though, being the banks own Congress.posted @ Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 05:57
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