TOES - it's not the bumpkins leading the pack that scare people, it's the mindless bumpkins that are following that scare people.
Some people still recall popular bumpkins named McCarthy, Wallace, Helms, Lester Maddox, etc.
The above named would have been quite comfortable in todays Tea Party.
Dog - Perhaps you might consider this weeks CPAC meeting, with its attendent lunatics, as "Keeping up with current events?"
It even had christian music – ‘Livin on a Prayer’, LOL
Mitch McConnell as Charlton Heston, woo hoo.
Mitch does not want to be perceived as a weak-kneeded conservative with the Tea Party barking at his heels.
Ahh, the Tea Party, such great entertainment. Better than the 'Keystone Cops' or 'The Gang Who Could'nt Shoot Staight'
Ahh, you and Rand Paul can only wish that she does not run.
March 6, 2014 at 7:02 p.m.
- Phillip Johnson's quote is the height of intellectual dishonesty. Public schools teach the theory of evolution by natural selection. They do not teach that reasoning humans have the right to eradicate others who they consider racially inferior as embraced by Hitler. What idiocy.
But what can you expect from Phillip Johnson, a born again Christian who is one of the founders of intellegent design.
In regards to the book by Richard Weikart, you will not find one quote from Hitler or other leading Nazi's lauding Darwinism as their motivations. No record of Hitler ever reading Darwin.
Hitler and the Nazi's were Darwinists?
Here is the 1935 guidelines for banned books as published by Die Bücherei, the official Nazi journal for lending libraries.
Note number 6 which says 'Writings of a philosophical and social nature whose content deals with the false scientific enlightenment of primitive Darwinism and Monism (H�ckel).'
Should we also note the similarities of Hitlers' belief in a "Master Race" and the Old Testament belief of a "Chosen People"? Both murdered and enslaved according to their belief of being divinely superior.
Here is a good read..
Yes, Mr. Corker showed true courage by first lying about remaining neutral during the vote and then making a statement that he refuses to back up with his supposed source.
True courage indeed.
Oh, and politics had nothing to do with it either.
Mr. Smith, perhaps you do not understand the difference between an "opinion" and a statement of fact. Mr. Corker made a statement of fact that VW would announce within two weeks that the SUV would be awarded to Chattanooga IF the workers voted against the union.
He cited supposedly reliable sources (whom he refused to name), in making this statement. Unlike the "courageous" Mr.Corker you wish to portray, VW has said all along that the decision here in Chattanooga would not hinge on the vote Indeed, they came out immediately to refute Mr. Corker's statement.
If Mr. Corker had received the information he stated from someone at VW then at the very least he could be accused of betraying a trust since VW had made many statements saying the vote would have no bearing on their decision. Naturally VW would not want it inferred by a US senator that they were lying and would only award the SUV if the workers voted against the union.
Can you imagine the outcry from the right if a labor leader came out during the vote and said that they had inside information that VW would award the SUV if they voted FOR the UAW?
Mr. Cook, thank you for your continued reporting on this remarkable individual.
'Doggity, without google, you wouldn't have scat to say.'
PT -Do you think I would not check my facts before I post knowing that someone like you would Google to verify? You did Google, right?
I consider myself fairly well read and make no apologies for referencing books or the internet.
Of course it's much easier to sit back and hurl five word spitballs at people, 16 hours a day, rather than use reference for verification.
volsam- basically agree. Neither believed in a personal God although Jefferson believed in a Supreme Being who created and maintained the universe. This however was not the God of Christianity. He was generally considered a deist.
Einstein was basically a Pantheist which equates God with the forces and laws of the universe.
Both espoused logic and reasoning and disavowed miracles and the divinity of Jesus.
Many of our founding fathers were Deists who held a belief in a God or great creator. But they believed and used the analogy of a watchmaker who set things in motion and left it to run itself.
Many of them detested the trappings of organized religion. They did not believe that a deity was involved in our everyday affairs or any of the supernatural aspects of religion.
The Jefferson Bible, written in Thomas Jeffersons later years, included the teachings of Jesus but excluded almost anything supernatural including miracles.