While on a hike through nature, an atheist slips on a rock and falls down a hill, breaking both of his legs. After he stops falling, he discovers that a tree branch has stabbed him in the throat. Read the rest of this entry
Tag Archives: Politics
When it comes to the failings of our current political system, I can sum up the problem in three words: Read the rest of this entry →
The older I get, the more I look around at politicians and wonder, “Where are all the young people?” They’re nowhere to be found. Sure, they rallied around Obama (twice), but since then they’ve not had a lot to say about politics.
Local and State-level politics are just as important, if not more so, than national politics. Watch this video from a 12-year old girl in North Carolina.
To Pat McCrory, Governor of North Carolina, I am providing a list of burn centers in the US. You, sir, just got toasted by a 12-year old.
Alfred said it best in the movie Batman Begins: “Why do we fall, sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.”
That’s a truth we all know and accept.
Put another way, we learn from our mistakes. Read the rest of this entry →
The approval rating of Congress is at an all-time low. In pretty much every poll – from Fox to CBS to Gallup – voters are very clear that they do not approve of our current Congress. Most of the polls hover around a 9% approval rating.
It’s so bad, in fact, that voters are even saying they think their own representatives need to be replaced. That’s very rare. Usually, people poll along the lines of, “Congress is bad, but my Congressperson is okay.” Not anymore. Nowadays, Americans generally agree that Congress sucks. Period.
So here’s what I don’t understand… Read the rest of this entry →
Socialism is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “a way of organizing a society in which major industries are owned and controlled by the government rather than by individual people and companies.”
It’s also defined as a society where there is no personal ownership.
However, those definitions aren’t the definitions used when people are saying Obamacare is socialist. I mean, Obamacare sucks in several ways, but strictly speaking, it’s not socialist. The insurance being provided is still being provided by private companies. When most people are using socialism as a fear-tactic, they’re talking about government control of programs meant to help the less fortunate. It’s as simple as that.
Right now, millions of people can’t afford healthcare. Having a more “socialist” healthcare system would provide those people with healthcare.
But the reply is always, “I don’t want to spend my hard earned money paying for someone who’s too lazy to get a job!”
Well, here’s a newsflash. Many people in this country work 40 to 50 hours a week and still can’t afford healthcare.
But okay… that’s fine. You don’t want any socialist based programs in this country.
Well, here’s a glimpse of how the country might be if you get exactly what you want. Here’s a glimpse of a world completely run by private, for-profit companies: Read the rest of this entry →
The next time you’re arguing with someone about politics, there’s one sentence that might help you let go of any anger or resentment you feel toward the person you’re debating. It might help you to understand that the argument isn’t really about big issues or democrats or republicans or libertarians or the tea party.
The phrase was originally coined by Tip O’Neill, but that doesn’t matter. Since then, this single sentence has become commonplace when referring to politics. Read the rest of this entry →