Hurricane Katrina and the Question of God’s Judgment

Do you remember the debates about whether the Katrina disaster was a judgment on New Orleans? Some on the religious right blamed the carnage on a scheduled gay rights parade. The left invoked an angry Gaia and her retributive global warming. But what if this was a judgment on something other than gays and internal combustion engines? What if it were a judgment on political corruption? Maybe it is in the very nature of reality that Providence, the normal processes and regularities of the natural Read more […]

Global Warming Fundamentalists Will Not Let Freezing Evidence Shake Their Faith

Chris Mooney is working hard at Slate and HuffPo to convince readers that no mere winter storm polar vertex thing should shake their faith in Global Warming, nor any other instance of climate change scientists behaving like idiots.. Like most believers caught in a lie, he basically doubles down on arrogance and sneering. This works because he has chosen Donald Trump as his target (mentioning a few others after him), and most people assume that it is OK to feel intellectually superior to Trump. Read more […]

Obama’s Sandy Relief Bill Filled With Pork Barrel Projects

President Obama is requesting $60.4 billion in disaster relief for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. If you’re opposed to disaster relief funding, then that means you want disaster victims to continue to suffer as much as possible. Conservative representatives in Congress would only vote against such legislation because they’re cold and heartless individuals. This is generally what liberals and big government Republicans think of those who are not in favor of the federal government giving handouts Read more […]

Insane MSNBC: Romney’s Charitability Is Offensive

While the East coast was being blasted with wind and water from Hurricane Sandy, both President Obama and Mitt Romney suspended their campaigning–Obama to give a press conference and walk around New Jersey to look at the damage, and Romney to donate one of his campaign buses to the cause of delivering goods to the Red Cross, and also to donate his time and manual labor to load those trucks himself. Because Mitt Romney is not only a public figure, but a Republican public figure trying to unseat Read more […]

Monstrous Storm to Monstrous Election Confrontation?

Just when you think you have it right, life steps in and reminds you how shortsighted you can be. The first Lady was right about voting early because toilets may overflow. Mother Nature just caused millions of toilets to back up and many east coast voters may not be able to use polling places and equipment to vote. What are the odds? I am genuinely apprehensive about next week’s election and the consequences of wide spread power outages up and down the eastern seaboard. For the first time in Read more […]

Big Storms and Big Government

Taking the opportunity yesterday to jockey for head of the line privileges for federal disaster relief money, The New York Times ran an editorial entitled “A Big Storm Requires Big Government.” In the piece, the Times editors made the case that “disaster coordination is one of the most vital functions of ‘big government.’” Further, the Times boldly claimed that “many [Republicans] don’t like the idea of free aid for poor people, or they think people should pay for their bad decisions, Read more […]