Wednesday Open Thread

“The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd.”

–Bertrand Russell

15 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Gray in Mountains says:

    Chunky Monkey later

  2. Gray in Mountains says:

    that only 8 R Senators would support a UN treaty which acknowledges the US ADA as the best treatment of the disabled folks among us. They walked right by Sen Bob Dole in a wheelchair to cast votes in opposition.

    I remember during the campaign speculation by Dwyer (not dywer) about the future of the ADA under an R administration. What is up wit dese guys? They ever hear of veterans?

  3. BlueCat says:

    stop doing the “both sides need to compromise” thing?  How much more obvious could it get that this isn’t a question of both Dems and Rs being equally unreasonable? The contemporary GOP has become certifiably insane. Period.   Republicans in congress, not “extremists on both sides”, are the problem, the whole problem and nothing but the problem.

  4. BlueCat says:

    the supposedly biased and all wrong main stream polls turned out to be right has caused Republicans to question their side’s allegedly more accurate polls,  it seems only about half have lost the faith. So how do the rest explain the inexplicable fact of Obama’s solid win in spite of their “real”  polls? Why voter fraud, of course.

    Watching a little TV today I came across some folks talking about a poll that showed  49% of Republicans believe the election was stolen.  The culprit?  That golden oldie boogie man… ACORN. Yep. So their specially re-weighted rightie polls actually were accurate after all.

    No need to stop believing everything they find in their e-mail boxes every day. He’s still a foreign born, illegitimate, radical Muslim socialist/communist/Nazi President who hates white people and America and he was only re-elected via voter fraud. Oddly, they probably find that the most comforting way to look at it.    

  5. ClubTwitty says:

    ADA applies–I have heard–to about 10% of the U.S. population.  Another group no longer wanted in the GOP ‘big’ tent.  Or rather, they want a few in camera line, and maybe one to run for office somewhere.

    Damn takers, want fee stuff–like wheelchair ramps at public facilities that they pay for.  

  6. parsingreality says:

    ….no, wait, it was Republican president George Boosh The First that signed the bill into law.

    Republicans are more interested in the messengers (the UN, in this case) than the message (ADA.)

  7. Fidel's dirt nap says:

    the mainstream media has to lend some credence to bolster the other side so we can always have our comfortable false dichotomy.  

    “Today our first guest thinks a deal should be brokered quickly before we fall off the fiscal cliff; our second guest thinks Obama is a Muslim, and all functions of government should be abolished”

    Says the anchor with a straight face, as if one of them was not batshit crazy.

  8. Diogenesdemar says:

    “Our next guest has almost singlehandedly given ‘batshit’ a bad name . . .”

    (This need for “evenhandedness” is why Jon Stewart is the most credible news person in America today.)

  9. PERA hopeful says:

    It passed in 1990.

  10. Duke Coxdukeco1 says:

    that’s the important thing…

  11. ClubTwitty says:

    The ADA was passed by HW

  12. PERA hopeful says:

    I read your comment as referring to the ADA.

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