Donald Trump, the ‘N’ word, & Marybeth Glenn

So some of the stories swilling around  relate to yet more footage of Trump. A recent rather public whisper is that there are segments from recordings of The Apprentice where Trump was being Trump. The producer of the show recently commented on the latest revelations as follows … As a producer on seasons 1 & 2 of … Read moreDonald Trump, the ‘N’ word, & Marybeth Glenn

Noam Chomsky – “GOP Is ‘Literally A Serious Danger To Human Survival”

It is perhaps natural to view those who hold a different political view in a negative light, but the US Republican party has gone way beyond the norm, abandoned all reason, and more or less handed over the keys of their kingdom to a band of complete lunatics. This is perhaps something of considerable concern … Read moreNoam Chomsky – “GOP Is ‘Literally A Serious Danger To Human Survival”

The decline and demise of the Republican party in the US

PublicPolicyVoting conducted a recent poll in which many questions, (42 to be precise), were asked. It is a real poll and you can find the details within a huge PDF here. Browse and you will find many interesting questions and some rather surprising and quite shocking responses, and so you need to be aware that this was … Read moreThe decline and demise of the Republican party in the US

The GOP Debate … what did they say and who won?

OK, so there is plenty of coverage of the GOP candidate debate and so I need not cover it in too much detail except to perhaps add a few additional rather obvious observations. As a hint, the picture above more or less sums it all up. So what did they actually say? Every candidate more or … Read moreThe GOP Debate … what did they say and who won?

Republicans Against Science

Yesterday’s Op-Ed column in the New York Times by Paul Krugman, is quite disturbing to read. In essence the GOP contenders appear to be frantically striving to present themselves as complete lunatics. He puts it more politely and uses the term, “Anti-Science” (well it is the NYT, they tend not to publish if you use terms such as “Clueless Gobshite”, even if it is accurate). He writes:

Mr. Perry, the governor of Texas, recently made headlines by dismissing evolution as “just a theory,” one that has “got some gaps in it” — an observation that will come as news to the vast majority of biologists. But what really got peoples’ attention was what he said about climate change: “I think there are a substantial number of scientists who have manipulated data so that they will have dollars rolling into their projects. And I think we are seeing almost weekly, or even daily, scientists are coming forward and questioning the original idea that man-made global warming is what is causing the climate to change.”

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