Archive | August, 2012

The Women In My Life Are Not One Woman, Mrs. Romney

31 Aug

The Romney Kiss-A-Tron 5000 Ann Romney probably had the hopes of every Republican desperately at her fingertips before she delivered her speech to the Republican National Convention. Then, she broke their hearts – she’s just like Willard. She can give a bad speech, and make everyone cringe, too.

Matt Lewis (and Bill Scher) thought Ann Romney’s speech was “weird“. There was actually a passage I liked.

It’s the moms of this nation — single, married, widowed — who really hold this country together. We’re the mothers, we’re the wives, we’re the grandmothers, we’re the big sisters, we’re the little sisters, we’re the daughters.

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No Funds For Teaching Creationism, Nye Says

31 Aug

Children At WarBill Nye, the “Science Guy”, rips into the teaching of creationism in schools, and spending public money, as “inappropriate” (via Jennifer Ouellette).

Skeptics and science boosters will love it; religious partisans, not so much. And, there’s really very little use in populating the world with more heated rhetoric on the issue. But, Nye’s advice to the children of creationists is provocative, like talking to the victims of addicts.

Hang in there.

There is another amazing, exciting, inspiring way to know the world, one that will fill you with joy and reverence. Pick your battles with grownups. These creation ideas are important to the grownups in your life right now. Accept that.

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Romney Has Nothing New on Foreign Policy

30 Aug

Norah O’Donnell Decimates Mitt Romney Foreign Policy Argument With Great JournalismCBS’ Charlie Rose and Norah O’Donnell must have channeled their inner Will McAvoy’s, because they exposed just how much work former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, now a reluctant Romney mouthpiece, needs on her “short game”.

When Rose pointed out that most people think the President has done a ”good job” on foreign policy, Rice wisely avoided the issue, saying “this is about the future,” and that we “shouldn’t look back,” while deploying GOP word croutons like “American exceptionalism” and “leading from in front.”

O’Donnell then showed what a good White House reporter can do. “But if President Obama isn’t doing anything wrong,” she said, “then why change things?”

“It’s a question of what a President Romney would do,” Secretary Rice replied, “and there is no doubt that the United States’ voice has been muted, and when the United States’ voice is muted the world is a more dangerous place.”

(Listen to the entire interview here)

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