July, 2022 archive
A long-time Idaho Republican is less than optimistic about the direction his state party has taken.
Farron comments on a disturbing trend in Republican (what passes for) discourse.
The writer of a letter to the editor of the Roanoke Times sees a disturbing trend.
Yet another responsible gun owner (sic) exposes a child to politeness.
David talks with Jack Barsky, ex-KGB spy, about Putin’s motivations for invading Ukraine. I found that it helps puts events in Ukraine in some historical context.
At Above the Law, Joe Patrice dissects Justice (sic) Alito’s exhortation in support of establismentarianism. Here’s a tiny little bit from the article:
He says at one point that religious liberty is always under attack “because it is dangerous to those who want to hold complete power.” Which is kind of true, but only when those people trying to hold complete power are doing it by monopolizing religion. You only need to crush heretics when they’re challenging the state religion.
Settle your tiff over that waffle iron with politeness.
We are a broken society.
Leonard Pitts, Jr., in responding to some critical comments he has received, finds it necessary to read the dictionary for his critics.
H. L. Mencken:
Yes, indeed, many countries are taking exception to events here in the States.
Via Job’s Anger.
Hal MacDonald, writing at Psychology Today Blogs, explores why persons refuse to accept proven facts. He opens his article with a conversation he overheard at the barbershop:
“COVID’s not a virus at all,” the man said with impressive conviction. “It’s actually a protein synthesized from snake venom. The government’s adding it to the drinking water of certain target populations to cull the herd.”
When the man to whom he was speaking politely but skeptically asked where he had stumbled upon that particular explanation, the proponent of the venom theory of COVID was completely unfazed. “It’s a scientific fact,” he said. “A well-known chiropractor has done a ton of research on the subject.”
Follow the link for his thoughts about why some persons are susceptible to such claptrap and what can be done about it.