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Wednesday, October 22. 2014
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There's More to Life Than Being Happy - Meaning comes from the pursuit of more complex things than happiness
It's about Viktor Frankl
When Aristotle Invented Science
The surprising comeback of train travel
The Externalization of Responsibility: Monica Lewinsky’s Personal Shame
Election season: Dems Backing Sen. Kay Hagan Leave Fliers Warning Of Lynchings If GOP Wins…
Election season: Dildos and Lynchings: Wendy Davis, Kay Hagan Campaigns Go Insane
Election season: CAUGHT ON TAPE: Dem Operative Stuffs Ballot Box in Arizona
Election season: Obama Admin: We May Need 'Surge' Of Millions Of Immigrant Ids 'For Any Number Of Reasons'
Green cards on the table -President Obama lets slip his scheme for a permanent majority
Future election season: Hillary Clinton Raises Record $2.1M At Jeffrey Katzenberg Co-Hosted Hollywood Fundraiser
Klavan: Knucklehead Row:
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Klavan's comment about elites being stupid echoes another made almost 100 years ago by another keen observer of the human condition:
"The real argument against aristocracy is that it always means the rule of the ignorant. For the most dangerous of all forms of ignorance is ignorance of work."
-- G.K. Chesterton, 1918
Re: Hillary rises $$ at Katzenberg fundraiser
Hillary looks to be the next lefty presidential candidate who is running on (perceived) personality rather than accomplishments. If you think about it in terms of romantic versus tragic view (or child versus adult view) of life and the world, the lefties are all about the emotions and not about the facts. Obummer even announced that at the UN when he told everyone something to the effect that his administration deals with the world as it should be.
I'm not sure our country can afford to be run by children for another four years.
President Ebola and the Democrats intend toflood the country with immigrants legaland illegal. The cost to Americans is incredibly high. The direct costs to the middle class is just over $400 billion a year and that doesn't include the costs they pay throiugh their taxes. The direct costs that our government pays for illegals exceeds $600 billion a year. So why are we importing poor immigrants who don't speak English, can't or won't work and will cost us over $1 trillion a year in direct costs and and unknown amount in hidden costs? The answer is so simple and quite evil. The Democrats are planning a coup. They have bought and paid for these illegals voters with your money and your childrens future to create a vast pool of dependably Democrat voters forever. Once this is done it cannot be undone and the American experiment is over. Obama may well bring in as many as 50 million new voters in his 8 years and the laws as they stand today will allow each of them to bring in an unlimited number of family. What we are seeing is a surge of immigration intended to steal your wealth and your future for the benefit of the Democrat party. Thanks to a compliant MSM this has been going on for 50 years or so and they have actively hidden the truth and the negative effects of this Democrat coup. What can you do? I honestly think there is nothing that can be done. It's over. The constitution will become a historical artifact and our government will become more and more oppressive as more and more of your assets re needed to feed, house, clothe and entertain the new Democrat voters. The time to act was prior to 2008 and maybe prior to 1992. I don't think this can be stopped and the grinning Democrat elite are already planning how they will divide up you and your children's assets.
re train travel comeback
from the article: "Moore is not the only one dedicated to passenger rail. There has been a 51% increase in ridership from 2001 to 2013 on Amtrak rail lines "
I didn't know it was that much but I knew the trains (through here) were getting crowded.
The rates are cheap. For a coach seat. It is usually cheaper than driving, even for a couple.
The clientele is low class in coach. Pretty much the people that ride the bus.
Buying a sleeping compartment is very expensive. The fares on the sleeping compartments have about doubled in the last three years, and if you are over 6' tall only the most expensive compartment offered gives you room enough to sleep stretched out.
Regarding the lynching flier: Wonder why the headline writer termed then woman “Churchgoer?”
Re: Frankl. It reminds me of the many CS Lewis writings that if we pursue meaning, or goodness, or work, or God himself we may get happiness thrown in. But if we pursue only happiness, we will get none of these. Seek Ye First, and all that.
I just ran across that recently. Is is from The Napoleon of Notting Hill?
Good gosh, I sure hope the Republicans don't win. Who has time these days to keep up with all the lynching? It's hard enough just doing all the polluting and tax dodging and suppression of women we are expected to do, without having to add lynching to our already busy schedules. Sure hope the Democrats can pull it out.
Dog bites man.
“I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” Moynihan said. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.”
The SEIU will issue an apology later today, they will immediately get to the bottom of this. You can be sure! When installed and tested the machines were operating correctly; changing each GOP vote to Two Democrat votes as planned.
You left out beating up gay people and bombing abortion clinics. You're slacking off, here.