One would think that before unemployment insurance, we lived in a golden age where everyone worked at a satisfying job that filled all their material needs, and there was never any unemployment at all! I suppose if we did away with it, the unemployed would be free to go work at convenience stores or something. But how many Slurpees can they buy from each other, really?
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A winner in the Dumbest WSJ Op-Ed of the Week sweepstakes.
In yet another version of the chickenhawk phenomena, right-wing commentators are urging people to not buy health insurance — risking their health and that of their families — to prove their political point for them. But are they going to give up their own no-doubt coverage?
The totally documented (with video!) totally comprehensive totally cathartic list of what’s wrong with conservatism today.
Meanwhile, former straight-talker John McCain has had enough. Republicans in Congress are through cooperating with Democrats!
I wonder how we’ll tell the difference.
When social justice prevails, those previously without power gain some; those who previously held all the power, lose some. And when economic justice prevails, (in the short run) those without means gain some; but (again in the short run) those with means lose some. Whom do you think is in the latter case of both?
It’s probably not good for my intellectual well-being, but I subscribe to a couple of right-wing mailing lists just to keep track. Sometimes it’s difficult, like this weekend’s “Worldview Weekend” news. If you’re not familiar with them they’re conservative, “fundamentalist” Christian organization run by a guy who is a strict Biblical literalist, especially the parts about how awesome capitalism is.
I’m considering donating money to Harry Reid’s Republican challenger in Nevada. If the majority leader can’t lead, it’s time to find someone who can.
Don’t ask why, but I’ve gotten myself on a couple of GOP e-mail lists. Sometimes it’s amusing to get the disinformation right from the horse’s mouth. Today’s nonsense concerns the long-departed prospect for government-run healthcare.
Every now and again I get the opportunity to read The Wall Street Journal’s editorial page (a.k.a., The Funny Pages), where one can almost always find wonderful nuggets of disinformation and illogic. Here’s today’s, from “The Audacity of Debt,” in which the author compares the recent increases in the U.S. …
Senator Al lays into the purveyors of fiction.
From the two Republican candidates for Township Committee here in Maplewood. But there were no concession speeches from Albini and Perez when the two returned to Les Saisons Bed & Breakfast after watching the results come in at Town Hall. Said Bob Perez: “I offer no congratulations to our opponents …