Friday, July 20, 2018

Economics Seen Through The Right-Wing Kaleidoscope

December 2, 2009 by  
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We have seen this played out over and over again. As soon as Liberals take majorities in the Legislative Branch and control the Executive; the Conservative Movement, like an octopus stalking its pray, camouflages itself as the exemplar of fiscal responsibility and political incorruptibility. While squids feed upon hapless shell-fish, the conservative, Republican Party feeds [...]

Global Warming and the Distortions of Inhofe and Climategate

November 29, 2009 by  
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Currently, the World consumes at least 84 million barrels of oil daily with the U.S. contributing to a quarter of that consumption. In 2006, the World burned 6,743,786,000 short tons of coal and that is expected to increase 48% to 9.98 billion short tons by 2030.[11] These are extremely large numbers and, if current consumption [...]

Conservative Corporatism, the Health Care Debate, and Who Serves the People?

November 22, 2009 by  
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Alan Grayson on CNN offered a poignantly inflammatory description of the Republican plan for health care. The Orlando congressman claims they want people who don’t have health care coverage to die quickly. A pretty rich statement.  While the use of such language may seem crass and uncivil, it does ignite controversy and shifts the debate [...]

Right-Wing Punditry’s Disturbing Obsession with Rape

November 22, 2009 by  
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Look, any rational person knows that right-wing pundits have serious flaws and gaps in the arguments they make. They rather play to emotion, use provocative language and  often resort to ad-homonym attacks. By themselves, they are the hallmark of somebody who lacks  the facts and evidence to support their claims. As a point of self-admission, [...]