Friday, August 9, 2013

Something to Know - 9 August


1.  With Congress in recess (from what?), there is not much to comment on.  About all there is to observe is this hell-bent obnoxious attitude that the Tea Party has taken on in its campaign to smear those who are to the left of them in the GeeOpie.  I say, let them have at it and destroy themselves.  However, I am hoping that saner voices in the Republican ranks start taking a stand and begin to voice their opinions in greater numbers.  As much as I am categorized as a Liberal Progressive and an Atheist/Agnostic with Unitarian Tendencies, I do think our nation would be better off with the Republicans taking on an appearance, at least, of a responsible political party.  Right now, it looks like Flash-Mob mentality of a very selfish nature.  So, let's see what David Brooks has to say today.  What is wrong with a little bit of social paternalism in regulating the behavior of a dysfunctional political party?  Of course the regulation must come from the internal wisdom of the GeeOpie itself.  Can it once again be the old GOP?:

2.  Paul Krugman has his presentation on the debunking of the usual fear mongering among the usual detractors of government programs devoted to improving the economy.   As is noted, the fear mongers are usually wrong and add to the problems:


The only reason they say 'Women and children first' is to test the strength of the lifeboats.  
-- Jean Kerr

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