The Watering Hole; Friday October 16 2015; Nutcase Friday

I’m still dealing with some computer issues, so in place of a lengthy dissertation here’s a little brevity that pretty much amply represents a whole lot of this week’s Nutcasearrhea. Once again, the link titles pretty much summarize the content; enter at your own risk, i.o.w.😉

Here goes nothing, as they say:

Peter LaBarbera Furious At Evangelical Leader For Acknowledging That Homosexuality Exists

Rick Joyner: ‘Donald Trump May Be One Of The Most Humble Of The Candidates’

Pat Robertson: ‘Don’t Let This Country Turn Into Russia

Huckabee: Don’t Take Syrian Refugees Just Because They’re ‘Not Living A Very Fancy Life’

Perkins: ‘Emasculation Of Our Culture’ Leading To Women In Military

There. That should be adequate insanity to last at least an hour! To ease the pain a little, here are a couple of respites, photos of INTELLIGENT critters (i.o.w. NOT Republicans, NOT fundies):

Oct 7 Bug on flower 2033

'Wally' the Goose

‘Wally’ the Goose

Sanity, obviously. Also better “hair” than Trump.

OPEN THREAD

27 thoughts on “The Watering Hole; Friday October 16 2015; Nutcase Friday

  1. do you realize that as long as we’re talking about teh stupid & the endless debates, we’re not doing anything to address the underlying problem of the disparity of wealth?

    • Oh yeah baby!!!! Go Jays Go. We were driving back home and listening to game 5 on Wednesday. Got home just after The Inning ended (7th which will go down as the most bizarre one in Jays history).

      I am hoping for a Mets – Jays world series. Then it will be a real battle at the Zoo (I’m looking at you Wayne and Jane!).

  2. Paul Krugman on the myth of the thoughtful conservative (whose absence David Brooks recently bemoaned): “It is, after all, rather odd to talk about the virtues of conservatism-that-was without giving a single example of someone who embodied those supposed virtues. Who’s the poster child for the intellectually humble, incrementalist, humane creed that Brooks says we’ve lost?

    Corey Robin says that there never was such a person — and buttresses his case with many quotations from conservative icons across the past couple of generations.”

    http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/10/16/on-thoughtful-conservatives/?smid=tw-nytimeskrugman&smtyp=cur&_r=1

    • Never has been one, never will be one, never CAN be one. The greedy and power-cravers lack the capability — totally and completely — for thoughtfulness, for compassion. They don’t can’t even pretend well.

    • Conservatism is a philosophy firmly rooted in Selfishness. For a Conservative to concern himself with other peoples’ welfare would be to not act as a Conservative. (I didn’t read the Krugman column, so I have no idea which points he made.)

  3. Finally the “truth” is revealed.

    Rand Paul Warns Sanders Presidency Could Lead To ‘Mass Genocide’

    The Republican presidential candidate linked Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-proclaimed democratic socialist in the mold of Northern European countries, to the murderous communist regimes of Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot, saying that “most of the times when socialism has been tried” there “has been mass genocide of people or any of those who object to it.”

    “It amazes me and it actually kind of scares me,” Paul said. “I’ve been spending more time going after Bernie and socialism because I don’t want America to succumb to the notion that there’s anything good about socialism. I think it’s not an accident of history that most of the times when socialism has been tried that attendant with that has been mass genocide of people or any of those who object to it. Stalin killed tens of millions of people. Mao killed tens of millions of people. Pol Pot killed tens of millions of people. When you have a command economy, when everything is dictated from one authority, that’s socialism, but it doesn’t come easily to those who resist it.”

    • It amazes me when the RWNJs sell this nation short so often. If ANY nation on the planet could get socialism RIGHT, without it turning into Randy’s worst nightmare, it is the United States.

      I want to get a bumper sticker that says: ‘Hate Socialism? Why are you on this road?’

      • You’d have so many people scratching their heads saying “What does that mean?”.

        McChinless has me frightened. Now that I’m officially retired on Social Security and will be on MediCare next year – he proposes cutting way back on both.
        News for the idiot — SS is our money. Not his to fool with!

    • I attended a major aviation college.
      Most of the students would gripe that all they wanted to learn about was how to fly.
      I would tell them that’s easy and you don’t need to be in college to learn that skill.
      I explained to them that they would be world travelers and ambassadors for their company and country.
      They needed a skill set that gave them empathy towards others so they could understand different cultures and people.
      That was why they would have take languages and study art and music.
      A monkey can fly an airplane if you feed him enough bananas.
      We wanted students to go out into the world and appreciate it and be a part of it.
      Not becoming a bus driver in the sky that would be essentially a moron that can fly.
      They still crank out morons that can fly, its inevitable that there will always be that contingent of society.
      The goal was to create a well rounded person capable of thinking and understanding that the world is a diverse place and it is much more enjoyable when you can see it through another persons eyes.

      • I can’t recall the source but I once read something that stuck with me.

        “Modern military aircraft are designed by people with PhDs, built buy people with Master’s degrees, flown by people with Bachelor’s degrees, and serviced by people with GEDs. That can cause problems”.

      • “A monkey can fly an airplane if you feed him enough bananas.” — that’s a great line! Now I’ll be spending the next 3 months looking for a chance to use it. (I figure in 3 months, something will come up.)

  4. Today the wind is out of the NNW, and the humidity is 15%. I can’t ever remember it being so low since I began paying attention to weather conditions.

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