The big news is that the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the individual mandate which is the central piece of the legislation. Basically the entire law was…Continue
Hat tip to Adriana for pointing out a blog to me on atheist republicans; the gist being how can you support a party who hates you?…Continue
The two big stories this week revolve around the leaking of classified national security information, whether it was deliberate or not, and the recall election in Wisconsin.
The "leak" is a perfect example of political asshattery. The argument revolves around whether this was a…Continue
The presidential race is about to get started, but not much in the way of fireworks yet. Until Romney picks his running mate, for the most part I'm going to ignore. Last week we looked at old, washed-up, has been Ted Nugent, who Romney actively sought support from. The…Continue
Welcome to this week's edition of "The Weekly Planet." This week besides the usual topics I'll be adding education into the mix since that ties in with the global unrest and world wide protests. Education will be a recurring topic, as it should be, since an uneducated populace is an easily controlled…Continue
What images does this word conjure. Do you think about camping in a secluded, pristine part of the country? Do you think about loving who you want to love, breathing clean air, drinking pure water, contributing to the betterment of society, supporting education for your children, supporting science and…Continue
Welcome to the second edition of "The Weekly Planet."This week I'm staying away from the presidential primaries. Romney will win the republican nomination and then lose handily to Obama. Instead we'll look at a fine conservative institution.
The Supreme Court of the United…Continue
Welcome to the first edition of "The Weekly Planet." The Planet's content will be primarily a summary of weekly politics that have caught our attention. The format will be simple to begin with. We will concentrate on four areas that will be standard from week to week, inserting other subjects that grab our…Continue
Added by Neal on March 19, 2012 at 8:26am — No Comments
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I look at the gulf through the bars of the tall fence-like structure that protects the condo inhabitants from falling off; guess old people aren't very bright. The image of a jail comes to mind. Not sure for the moment if it is me that is imprisoned, or the warm waters of the gulf. I would think that…Continue
Added by Neal on January 13, 2012 at 12:39pm — No Comments
Religion always refrains from calling freedom of speech a liberty that should be enjoyed by all. Religion says, "say this, ignore this, toe the line buddy or rot in hell." Good for them, making up arbitrary rules of behavior is where it's at. I can't blame them for the thought, if I were to make…Continue