Archive for February, 2013

Responsibility Anonymous

Posted in Humor, Politics on February 28th, 2013

Most people don’t know it, but Barack Obama is in rehab. It’s been hushed up because it’s not the sort of thing that is allowed to be made public.

Spendaholic
My Name Is Barack Obama And Everyone Else Is A Spendaholic

Personally, I don’t hold out much hope for the boy, unless he’s attending Responsibility Anonymous meetings in the White House basement.

Related Reading:

Money Spending Journal
Obama: The Historic Presidency of Barack Obama - 2,920 Days
You Can't Make This Stuff Up: Ridiculously Funny Stories by Real Cops
Taking Responsibility: Self-Reliance and the Accountable Life
Professional Responsibility, Standards, Rules and Statutes, Abridged (Selected Statutes)

Divided By Language

Posted in Humor, Politics on February 27th, 2013

Have you ever wondered why America’s politicians are so polarized and divided, and apparently so incapable of ever reaching even the minimum necessary levels of compromise that is needed to pass legislation?

The answer is actually quite prosaic. They’re two parties, Republican and Democrat, who are divided by a common language. A case in point:

  • Whenever a Republican politician says, “Tax Reform,” Democrats hear, “Tax Cuts For The Wealthy.”
  • Whenever a Democrat politician says, “Tax Reform,” Republicans hear, “Tax Hikes.”

That doesn’t really leave any room for compromise, does it? And that’s the problem in a nutshell. As they can’t even communicate with each other, there’s little or no hope that they can cooperate with each other.

I’d suggest that they put aside other issues and work out a common lexicon and dictionary to speak and work from, but that would only result in decades of argument and expense. They are the people who weren’t confident of what the definition of “is” is, after all. 😉

Related Reading:

What You Should Know About Politics . . . But Don't: A Nonpartisan Guide to the Issues That Matter
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
The Democrats: A Critical History (Updated edition)
The Republicans: A History of the Grand Old Party
America: Past and Present, Volume 2 (10th Edition)

The Coexistence Fantasy

Posted in Humor, Religion, Society on February 27th, 2013

There is, and has been, this ongoing fantasy about the various and disparate religions and ideologies coexisting in peace and, presumably, mutual respect.

Can't We Just Coexist in Peace?
Can’t We Just Coexist in Peace?

Unfortunately, like all fantasies, at some point – for those, at least, who aren’t utterly insane and lost in delusion – the waking world and reality intrudes upon the fantasy.

Coexist? - Run Away
Infidels! I Will Kill You!

That’s the problem. Islam, the religion of war, terrorism, and sundry abuses of the soul doesn’t want to coexist. It wants to conquer and supplant all other religions, philosophies, ideologies, and political system. It’s cultists do not, and cannot while still being Muslims, work or play well with others.

Related Reading:

The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey
Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science (Science and Its Conceptual Foundations series)
Inside the Soul of Islam: A Unique View into the Love, Beauty and Wisdom of Islam for Spiritual Seekers of All Faiths
Fantasia: An Algerian Cavalcade
The Rage of Dragons