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Tags: atheists, birthers, conservative, evolution, Glenn Beck, global-warming deniers, Kevin Horrigan, liberal, militias, Missouri, oxytocin, Politics, redneck, right-wing activism, St. Louis, tea party
My favorite St.Louis columnist, Kevin Horrigan, has another excellent column. This time he tries to explain all those damn conservatives.
This is the fourth in an occasional series of essays that attempts to answer the scientific question: “What’s up with all the conservatives around here?” The first one suggested historical reasons for Missouri being a hotbed of right-wing activism: Tea Partiers, conspiracists, militias, birthers, global-warming deniers, Ed Martin voters, etc. It’s because activists tend to sprout in places where lots of transplanted southern and rural white folks come face-to-face with a modern urban environment. The second one suggested that it’s really not conservatives’ fault that they’re the way the are. Some people just don’t have a certain chemical receptor in their brains, so they can’t absorb oxytocin, a brain chemical important for empathy. The third one quoted an evolutionary psychologist at the London School of Economics whose theory is that liberals and atheists are farther along the evolutionary scale than conservatives and religious believers. I stress that all of these merely are theories. I just pass them along in the interest of enlightened public discourse. But every time I write one of these, I get a lot of angry mail from conservatives. But conservatives will like this fourth theory of explaining why they are the way they are, even though it’s based on evolutionary theory, a concept in which many conservatives don’t believe. Jacob M. Vigil of the University of New Mexico reports that Republican sympathizers in a 2008 study group reported having more “good friends” in their social circles (an average of 12.91) than Democratic sympathizers (9.46). This can be explained by the fact that conservatives are oriented toward dominant behavior, he says, so they’re not afraid of having a lot of friends and associates.
Tags: blowhard, conservative, Costa Rica, funny, Glenn Beck, GOP, health care, humor, liberal, Politics, Rush Limbaugh
Tags: cars.gov, Cash For Clunkers, computer, Glenn Beck, liberal, Marxist, Obama, Orwellian, Politics
The statement is “This application provides access to the DoT CARS system. When logged on to the CARS system, your computer is considered a Federal computer system and is the property of the U.S. Government. Any or all uses of this system and all files on this system may be intercepted, monitored, recorded, copied, audited, inspected, and disclosed to authorized CARS, Dot, and law enforcement personnel, as well as authorized officials of other agencies, both domestic and foreign.”
Also see the Glenn Beck video below about this issue.
Tags: democrat, hypocrite, liberal, Obama, Politics, transparency
The Obama administration is fighting to block access to names of visitors to the White House, taking up the Bush administration argument that a president doesn’t have to reveal who comes calling to influence policy decisions. Despite President Barack Obama’s pledge to introduce a new era of transparency to Washington, and despite two rulings by a federal judge that the records are public, the Secret Service has denied msnbc.com’s request for the names of all White House visitors from Jan. 20 to the present. It also denied a narrower request by the nonpartisan watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, which sought logs of visits by executives of coal companies.
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Tags: banking, Barney Frank, Byron L. Dorgan, crisis, democrat, economy, Glass-Steagall, liberal, Politics
This NY Times page from 1999 outlines the start of the banking crisis, when the deregulation became law. Senator Byron L. Dorgan, Democrat of North Dakota, eerily said ”I think we will look back in 10 years’ time and say we should not have done this …” While Mr.Dorgan could not have been more correct, Barney Frank could not have been more wrong. Mr.Frank said that the deregulation did not go far enough. (see page 2) Incredibly, Barney Frank is still in the middle of the mess in Congress. If it is time to clean house in the financial institutions, it should also be time to clean out the Congressional garbage that deregulated them.