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“Trickle down economics,” like “capitalism,” is a false label used by class warriors to create the illusion that the social classes simply consist of the 1% and the 99% and that the two groups are destined to perpetual violent conflict until the entire population is equally rewarded for unequal efforts and unequal capital investments. The result of attempts to implement this de-humanizing fantasy is a system based on the violent acquisition of power. A society where capital is created at a variety of levels and flows peacefully in multiple directions is inconceivable to those who feed on envy, blame-shifting, and revenge.

Thomas Sowell on this demagogic caricature: http://www.webcitation.org/6AvD7JHEC

December 16, 2013 at 10:22 a.m.

Money doesn’t trickle down. It grows on trees!! (yet another reason trees should not be murdered.)

December 15, 2013 at 12:39 a.m.

alprova said...A thread about abortion would not be complete without a reminder that abortion foes care deeply about seeing to it that a woman complete the delivery of every unborn child, but beyond that point, they feel their job is done and both the mother and child are on their own from that point on.

Liberals are phonies and demagogues when they squeal that pro-lifers only care about babies inside the womb. Your fairy tales about being more compassionate and caring may bring you great comfort and self-satisfaction, but they are merely fairy tales. You are, in fact, tight-fisting phonies.

The facts:

“Democrats Vs. Republicans: Who's The Most Greedy?” (Investor’s Business Daily, Mon, Jan 30 2012) http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/012712-599290-democrats-like-giving-money-from-others.htm

http://faculty.maxwell.syr.edu/acbrooks/Pages/Who%20really%20cares/WSJ%20review%2012-22-06.pdf

From Who Really Cares: America's Charity Divide -Who Gives, Who Doesn't, and Why It Matters by Arthur C. Brooks:

“Conservative households in America donate 30% more money to charity each year than liberal households, even in spite of lower average incomes

“Conservatives are also more generous in other ways, such as blood donations, and volunteer work. In fact, if liberals gave blood like conservatives do, the blood supply in the U.S. would jump by about 45%

“People who mistrust big government give more than those who rely on the government to take care of the poor. This includes giving and volunteering even to traditionally “progressive causes” such as the arts and the environment

“Conservative “red” states give away far more of their incomes than liberal “blue” states do

“Religious people give away four times more money each year than secularists. This is not just because of giving to churches – religious people are 10 percent more likely than secularists to give money to explicitly nonreligious charities

“Religious people are far more generous than secularists with their time. For instance, a religious person is 57% more likely than a secularist to help a homeless person

“Religious people are also more generous in informal ways, such as giving money to family members, and behaving honestly”

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123258358706104403.html

December 14, 2013 at 11:45 p.m.

Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had ascertained from the wise men. Then was fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Jeremiah:

“A voice was heard in Ramah,
    weeping and loud lamentation,
Rachel weeping for her children;
    she refused to be comforted, because they are no more.”

But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, “Rise, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the child's life are dead.” And he rose and took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel. But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there, and being warned in a dream he withdrew to the district of Galilee. And he went and lived in a city called Nazareth, so that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled, that he would be called a Nazarene.

December 14, 2013 at 9:36 a.m.

Liberals – still unable to distinguish innocent human life from lumber, livestock, and those convicted of capital crimes.

December 14, 2013 at 9:31 a.m.

A patchwork budget deal in time for a patchwork holiday. And the true Light shines into the darkness of a world that thinks life revolves around politics and markets. A merry holy day indeed.

December 13, 2013 at 9:27 a.m.

The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light, and they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined. For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His Name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

December 13, 2013 at 12:31 a.m.

What’s with all the baby socks in a same-sex household? There is a reason why you see no Cindy-Lou Who. (Someone needs to have a little talk with Bennett.)

And if Grinch finds any adult-size socks lying around, he should immediately return them to Chattanooga's policemen and firefighters, as they are missing some. Promises that “this will only hurt a little” are about as trustworthy as “you can keep your own insurance policy.”

None of the politicians who voted for the same-sex bill included the issue in his or her platform during the last election. A referendum is certainly in order. Let's see what the voters say about who is most deserving of taxpayer-funded benefits.

December 10, 2013 at 8:17 a.m.

Rickaroo said... ”Obviously you don't read much, do you? Or if you do, you must limit it to only those topics that speak favorably of your particular bias … D.M. Murdoch and Richard Carrier are two who have written extensively about [the Jesus Myth].”

I said a credible SCHOLAR.

D.M. Murdoch is a self-published conspiracy theorist with a Bachelor’s degree. Under her pseudonym, Acharya, she wrote a book called The Gospel According to Acharya S. She is "not a scholar who could be trusted (in part because she is not a scholar),” says Bart Ehrman, agnostic scholar of the life of Jesus.

Richard Carrier is an atheist blogger. In his own estimation, doubt about Jesus’ historicity “remains only a hypothesis that has yet to survive proper peer review." While having the graduate degrees Acharya is lacking, Carrier’s writings are not published in peer-reviewed journals or by academic publishers. He is only published by journals and publishing houses reserved for religious skeptics.

What was that you were saying about confirmation bias?

December 5, 2013 at 3:18 p.m.

Honest atheists use the same standards for evidence of God that they use for their belief in justice or in the human mind. (Hence, so few honest atheists.)

December 5, 2013 at 2:41 p.m.
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