Category Archive: Politics

Jan 16 2013

Mark Kelly is right about gun policy. His 85% statistic is bullshit


I strongly support gun control. This country has gun laws dictated by a relatively small group of highly vocal lunatics who believe all manner of strange things, from doomsday scenarios to byzantine and ghastly conspiracy theories. Any sane political theory dictates that if we take sensible steps to reduce the number of semi-automatic firearms in …

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Nov 19 2012

GOP is anti-science: Marco Rubio Earth creation edition

From GQ magazine's interview with Marco Rubio: GQ: How old do you think the Earth is? Marco Rubio: I'm not a scientist, man. I can tell you what recorded history says, I can tell you what the Bible says, but I think that's a dispute amongst theologians and I think it has nothing to do …

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Nov 09 2012

Election bursts some major intellectual bubbles


I count at least four separate delusions were repudiated by the election results on Tuesday. 1. There is a hidden conservative movement waiting to show itself For four years, the GOP has done nothing but attack the president. This by itself is not a bad thing: the opposition party is there to check the in-party's …

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Nov 04 2012

Calling Republicans the party of racism is questionable


Bill Maher is fond of repeating his line: "Being a Republican doesn't make you a racist, but if you're a racist you're probably a Republican." This attitude has obvious anecdotal examples to support it. The numerous racist signs shown at Tea Party rallies, the incredibly low minority support for and participation in the GOP, things …

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Oct 25 2012

The insane and inane in the Third Party debate

If you ever needed an argument for why the two party system in the US is a good idea, just watch this year's Third Party debate, which took place this past Tuesday. It included the "candidates" for President from the Green, Justice, Constitutional, and Libertarian parties (Jill Stein, Rocky Anderson, Virgil Goode, and Gary Johnson, …

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