Archive for February, 2012

Jesus vs Evolution: You’re Missing the Point.

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Modern cosmology and Christianity do two separate things.  Christianity at its heart is about how humans should relate to each other–“Love your enemy.”  The  Bible provides a justification for supporting that behavior. 1)  God is good and created a world with enough stuff for people to live peacefully without destroying it. 2) Humans are never […]

Krugman’s EUROmess Summary

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

“There are basically three stories about the euro crisis in wide circulation: the Republican story, the German story, and the truth.” The Republican story is that it’s all about excessive welfare states. OK, the German story is that it’s about fiscal profligacy, running excessive deficits. Finally, let’s look at the balance of payments — the […]

OBAMA WINS!!! poll

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

My mind is not as good as it once was.  I forget where I found things, and I don’t really want to forget where I found this map.   I think it will be interesting to compare it on election night to the actual map.  The creators of it made some pretty bold assumptions like: […]

The Bell Tolls for Europe, Who Will listen?

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

No man is an island, entire of itself…any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. John Donne (1572-1631) Europe is slowly committing suicide.  After 50 years of seeking a common path forward, nationalism is dividing Europe once […]

Santorum Embraces Meism

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Few believe when I say that the very idea of a “public” is under assault by today’s conservatives.  When most people call themselves conservative, I don’t think this nonsense comes to mind.  “Yes the government can help,” Mr. Santorum added. “But the idea that the federal government should be running schools, frankly much less that […]

Federal Government Prevents Another Recession

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Why is Europe sliding into recession and we are staying above water?  The Federal Government.  Europe is essentially a confederation; it is multiple states with a single currency.  Unlike the US they have no central government or bank to off set the cuts in individual states.  As Paul Krugman explains, the US federal government should […]

A Dialogue: Obama, Contraception and the Catholic Church

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

The following was a Facebook conversation with a friend. As with all matters of faith and politics, the issues are complex. I decided to share it with you and let you make up your own mind. The format will be different since it was a dialogue. I’ll start with Thomas, since his post promoted the […]

Liberalism, Conservatism and the Future

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

At the end of the 19th century, Populist farmers pushed for the Federal government to rein in the abusive practices of banks and railroads.  At the beginning of the 20th century, the Progressive movement actually convinced the Federal government to break up monopolies and protect consumers from unsafe food and drugs.  During the Depression, FDR […]

Conservatism, Obama and Race

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Is anti-Obama hatred driven by racism. Nope. Flashback to 1999. Every American has every right to fear President Clinton and his extreme leftist views, as he has proven that his beliefs lie in the direction of the Far-Left. However, if Bill Clinton were strictly and only just a Marxist, America would be under the heel […]