Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
There's a propaganda film called "Expelled" currently making the rounds that attempts to dress up creationism in "intelligent design" garb in order to pass as some kind of science, and attempts to link any and everyone who doesn't buy creationism with Hitler, Stalin and the Holocaust.
And it's shamelessly hosted by Ben Stein, who is Jewish. Does he really believe this crap?
Here's a review of the film when they trotted this pablum out to a friendly audience in Orlando FL: LINK
Coincidentally, the Longwood mega-church where they showed it is a church I used to attend in the early 90s. I wonder how many of my former friends are still there... and if they really think I had a hand in the murder of six million Jews, or supported Hitler and Stalin simply because I don't accept creationism.
A question I'd love to ask, if they'd stop screeching at me for being Satan in human form, is which religious creation fable should we teach in science class? After all, there are many, and if they're really interested in "intellectual openness," they've got to make room for other religions' origin myths too, not just the Judeo-Christian one.
Another question: If they're really interested in a "fair hearing for opposing 'scientific' views," will they allow biologists to teach evolution in their Sunday schools if we must allow religious pundits and preachers to teach creationsim in our science classes?
Somehow I think not, being that we're all mass murderers aiming to drink the blood of Christian babies or something.
Hillary is now endangering the Democratic Party's majority in the House, all in the name of destroying a candidate who had the audacity of challenging Hillary's "entitlement" to the nomination.
As you know, Hillary got her top donors to threaten to pull to pull their support of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). Basically, 20 top donors wrote Speaker Pelosi and told her that if she doesn't publicly endorse Hillary's effort to steal Obama's elected delegates, they may pull their money from the DCCC. Make no mistake, Hillary was behind yesterday's letter threatening House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Your top donors don't make a public move like that against our more important elected official in the House without Hillary's approval (and most likely, Hillary's coordination).
The thing is, Hillary has now moved beyond endangering our race for the White House. She's now risking our House Majority.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
As expected, one of the two major Democratic candidates saw a downturn in the latest NBC/WSJ poll, but it's not the candidate that you think. Hillary Clinton is sporting the lowest personal ratings of the campaign. Moreover, her 37 percent positive rating is the lowest the NBC/WSJ poll has recorded since March 2001, two months after she was elected to the U.S. Senate from New York.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
It would appear that the Wright controversy (and Hillary’s very transparent attempt to re-ignite it today) has not had any long term damaging effect on Obama.
Also today, Clinton gave an excuse for her "misstatement" about her Bosnia trip -- she was "sleep deprived." Sleep deprived? For someone who wants us to think she's more qualified to answer the phone at 3am? Really? Sleep deprived?
If she was sleep deprived, she must have been sleep deprived since December.
Haven't we already had 8 years of mealy-mouth excuses and half-truths and embellishments and lies? Isn't it time for a change?
Monday, March 24, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Hillary Clinton has virtually no chance of winning.
One big fact has largely been lost in the recent coverage of the Democratic presidential race: Hillary Rodham Clinton has virtually no chance of winning.
Her own campaign acknowledges there is no way that she will finish ahead in pledged delegates. That means the only way she wins is if Democratic superdelegates are ready to risk a backlash of historic proportions from the party’s most reliable constituency.
Unless Clinton is able to at least win the primary popular vote — which also would take nothing less than an electoral miracle — and use that achievement to pressure superdelegates, she has only one scenario for victory. An African-American opponent and his backers would be told that, even though he won the contest with voters, the prize is going to someone else.
People who think that scenario is even remotely likely are living on another planet.
I wonder how badly Fox News will tar and feather McCain for the comments of his spiritual advisor as they did with Obama's?
This past week, Sen. Barack Obama's former pastor Jeremiah Wright has come under heavy fire in part over comments that suggested the U.S. government had introduced AIDS into black communities.
But it turns out he's not the only religious confidant to a presidential candidate who thinks the state has targeted black populations with death and disease.
Reverend Rod Parsley of the World Harvest Church of Columbus, Ohio -- whom Sen. John McCain hails as a spiritual adviser -- has suggested on several occasions that the U.S. government was complicit in facilitating black genocide.
Friday, March 21, 2008
As the board of election in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, where Cleveland is located, launches an investigation into illegal crossover voting in the state's 2008 presidential primary, a big open question remains unanswered: Will county officials go after the ringleaders of apparently illegal electioneering where thousands of Republican voters swore -- under penalty of law -- allegiance to the Democratic Party in order to vote for Hillary Clinton? In case you missed it, Rush Limbaugh, the nation's top-rated talk radio host, was urging Republicans in Texas and Ohio to skip their party's primary on March 4 and instead cast a vote for Hillary Clinton in order to prolong the fight between her and Barack Obama. And that Tuesday, as media in both states reported, thousands of Republicans did just what Limbaugh and others had suggested -- they changed parties to vote for Clinton. "I want Hillary to stay in this, Laura," Limbaugh told Laura Ingraham on Feb. 29, near the start of his Hillary crusade. "This is too good a soap opera. We need Barack Obama bloodied up politically, and it's obvious that the Republicans are not going to do it and don't have the stomach for it, as you probably know."