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  • hardie karges 6:26 pm on November 9, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Religion and Politics, part 1: R.I.P. Amerika, Drowning in Democracy and Conspiracy… 

    img_0996When I got on the plane a week or so ago in Thailand, bound for Amerika, I had a feeling of impending doom that I couldn’t explain, so I begged my wife Tang not to go, assuming that it was about personal doom, and my instinct was to protect her. Now that I know what that feeling was really all about, at least I can rest easier for those I care about. What I can’t do is rest easier about the fate of the USA…

    America is now a Third World country, uneducated and proud. Welcome to Thailand and the tyranny of the majority, who just love a populist peddling pathos . We used to vote for our hopes, now we vote for our fears. We vote for the candidate who appeals to our lowest common denominators, not our highest. We build walls, not bridges. The ideas that inspire us now close doors, not open them. But the Big Winner here was not Donald Trump… (More …)

     
  • hardie karges 11:17 am on March 25, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Bolshevik Bernie Makes a Boo-boo: talking Coo-ba blues… 

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    Mass transit in Santa Clara, Cuba, NOT recommended for tourists

    I know I know I know: Bernie’s not really a ‘Communist’, so to speak, not really, much less a Bolshevik, even if he DID say that we could learn a lot from Cuba and Nicaragua. He’s right. We could. BUT: that’s not Scandinavia, and their system of social welfare, which is what his electoral narrative is all about. Narrative does not equal truth. This is the definition of socialism, like it or not, as defined historically, as defined by Merriam-Webster:

    “A social system or theory in which the government owns and controls the means of production (as factories) and distribution of goods”.  Ouch. (More …)

     
    • Invisible Mikey 1:55 pm on March 25, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Jill Stein (Green Party) – fits your label of “social environmentalist”. You did say “any party”, right?
      http://www.jill2016.com/plan

      • hardie karges 2:07 pm on March 25, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Sounds good, but, as with Bernie, many of those ideas are DOA. I prefer battles that can actually be won…

        • Invisible Mikey 4:41 pm on March 25, 2016 Permalink

          Lol – Any conflict is winnable. Just depends on how long you choose to alternate between fighting and retreats. That’s how we beat the Brits in the Revolution, and how the Viet Cong beat us!

        • hardie karges 6:38 pm on March 25, 2016 Permalink

          True enough, guess I’m a confirmed incrementalist and gradualist, takes more disciplined to stay on track, but also less disruptive if you can pull it off. I’m glad the concept of ‘socialism’ is back in play, just looking for a new updated version of it…

  • hardie karges 9:30 am on March 12, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Takin’ It to the Trumpster: Fake Smiles and the Art of Duh-ceit… 

    “You can only smile when the losers of the world try so hard to put down successful people. Just remember, they all want to be YOU!”–Donald Trump

    Kudos to Rubio (“Little Marco”) for asking his supporters to vote for John Kasich in Ohio. I like it. I don’t like Trump. The only apologies I have for previously referring to him as a ‘disgusting pig’ are to the hardworking barnyard animals of this world. He represents everything that is wrong with America–the arrogance, the stupidity, and the mindless aggression. The fact that so many Americans seem to identify with that a$$hole would seem to indicate that we are a nation of a$$holes. I hope that’s not true… time will tell…

     
  • hardie karges 11:41 am on March 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Bernie Sanders’ Three-Part Campaign Platform… 

    Image result for bernie pics…was released today by Thor Wyndham, Sander’s campaign manager and currently a graduate student in Political Science at Columbia University in New York City. According to Wyndham, the core principles of Sander’s political philosophy inform the platform and are as follows:

    1) Break up the banks (30-day notice required or withdrawal penalties apply)

    2) Free college tuition (with any 4.0 GPA–bill us)

    3) Hillary sucks (dude!)

    For a complete description of the platform, interested parties should send e-mails to:

    hillarysuxdude@hotmail.com

    (-:  The previous post is satire and for purposes of entertainment only. Hopefully you’ll see the humor. If symptoms last for more than four hours, please contact your physician 🙂

     
  • hardie karges 12:19 pm on March 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Karma, Tr*mp and the 2016 Election… 

    Image result for mandarin duck picsMy wife says Donald Trump reminds her of Mandarin ducks, not just the hair, but the personality.  Myself, I was thinking more like Peking duck.  What do you think?  Ni hao. Ni hao ma?

    The Repubs brought this on themselves, of course, this ‘theatre of the absurd’ style of politics that now has brought celebrity mogul Donald Trump to the brink of the Republican nomination for President. This has its origins in the obstructionist tactics that even mainstream Republicans used to inflict their inherent racism upon the country for the last seven years, offended that a black man could be smarter than the lot of them, and without even trying, they holding on to the politics of the Wild Wild South, negroes ‘wanted dead or alive’, frustrating Obama at every move simply because he’s a black man…

    In a way, Trump’s the perfect payback for the a$$hole treatment that the Repubs have exhibited over the last seven years, during which not only was racism not overcome, but was in fact doubled down. The question now is whether the Democrats will take advantage of this opportunity, or whether they instead will take the bait and succumb to the same level of absurdity, throwing caution to the wind in favor of long-pent-up desires and agendas. With Trump at the helm, Dems should be able to waltz to the Prez, and maybe pick up a house of Congress to boot. But will they? (More …)

     
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