27 July 2012

Quotation of the Day

Tilting the playing field in favor of the established rich at the expense of small businesses, tax payers, along with fair competition and brilliant innovation, is not a bug, this a feature of modern day conservative policy. The conservative CEO class has looted the nation for three decades under that policy. With President Mitt Romney they can dream of one more big score, but they can absolutely count one of their own to help pull up the ladder and give them and their spoils safe passage to the gleaming offshore paradises that await, when the jig is finally up.

23 July 2012

Thought for the Day

I wish people could be OK with that, with the fact that religion isn't true. After all, they can still go to church. They can still pray. They can still observe the rituals and special days. They can still read holy books and discuss teachings. They can still imagine heaven. They can still contemplate hell. They can still fantasize about knowing, all by themselves, deep secrets of the universe.

Religion does not need to be true for people to be interested in it, inspired by it, educated by it, moved by it. But it needs to be true if people are going to learn about the universe and about people.

And it's not true, so let's not ask it to be, and let's not try to extract knowledge where there is none to be had.

03 July 2012

Quotation of the Day

A government with the power to force us to buy health insurance can also force restaurants to serve black people.
Bruce Bartlett as quoted by Andrew Sullivan
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