Remember when billionaires used to give back to society by building parks and libraries and stuff? Good times. While the Republican Party focuses on winning elections, the Kochs want to realign American politics, government and society around free enterprise philosophies that they hope to spread more broadly. A key to accomplishing the mission, from the […]
March 6, 2013
Perception, ideal, and reality compared. This should make you mad. Unless you’re a CEO.
Senator Bob Graham is about to publish a book which reveals that the 9/11 terrorists had Saudi support and the Bush administration tried to cover that fact up. You wanna hammer the Bush administration? Bush has failed to punish the people responsible for 9/11.
Andrew Cline at Rhetorica writes: Last week I began to notice the assertion “everything changed on 9/11”–especially as preceded by the ad populum fallacy “everyone knows.”… I noticed it because in each case my interlocutor wished to frame his/her remarks in a new reality that supposedly proved his/her conclusions, e.g. “Everyone knows that everything changed on 9/11, so we had to invade Iraq to fight terrorism.”… The events of that day shifted our understanding of the world in certain fundamental ways, but 9/11 most certainly did not “change everything.”… 9/11 did not change the essential character of American society or make us any less a democratic republic.
Damn. I just caught Barack Obama’s speech from yesterday (you can watch it here; Windows Real Media seems to be a more reliable feed)…. Seriously. Let’s hope this guy is the future of the Democratic party, ‘cause he’s damn good.