THe Orange Sphincter ego demands that he “wins” something by delivering on his campaign promises. Repeal and replace Obamacare is a political decision, and will cause serious real consequences to millions of voters. These idiot conservatives have had seven years to come up with something better, and have failed repeatedly. Before Mitch McConnell intervened, a bipartisan committee was working on improving Obamacare so it would cover more citizens for less cost. That idiot has cost you your healthcare, and only McCain a a few others have the balls to ram a stick where the sun don’t shine. The latest iteration is the worst these republican cretins have come up with, and I for one hope it is soundly defeated. Trumpf knows he is about to lose again. He will now push for his stupid wall more insistently to deflect attention away from his Russian mob money laundering. Mueller is no fool, and about to prove it in a spectacular way. Just watch, and learn.
Solar and wind generation are in place and generating electricity for local power authorities, at leasr here in Ontario. I,ve already switched, and if willing to invest, can install solar panels on the roof of my house and garage. Because that takes $$$, I must wait until it becomes economically feasible. As for driving a car, I admit to still using one, but have reduced my usage to one third the mileage of two years ago. As long as public transit can get me to where I need to go, it is my first choice.
Sadly, no. No it is not. Indeed. I guess it is too much to expect that people can form independent thoughts after making an effort. Or is it that it is too much to expect that people will invest a little effort. Science difficult to understand ? Nonsense. I have no idea exactly how a transmission works, beyond it contains gears, fluid, and upshifts and downshifts automatically. P(ark) means stationary, don’t move. R(reverse) means go backwards direction. D(rive) means foward motion automatically upshifting and downshifting as needed. I don’t need an engineering degree or understanding to comprehend and control what my car does. The same is true for science – or computers, or fashion, or refrigeration or anything else I don’t understand the particulars of. Man’s impact and interference with nature is causing nature to change. You’ve got several horrendous hurricanes to prove it to you. Are you unable to see what is directly in front of you ? Profit is the only motive conservatives value, hence your insane health plan ideas. I am wasting time and effort tryng to get uneducated people to understand ? Like all good catholics, you will repent on your deathbed; like all foolish citizens, you will complain about healthcare costs until you find yourself unable to pay for what is required.
The actual root cause of climate change is overpopulation. Perhaps we are living the legend of Easter Island. Of course, no one wants to hear that, much less believe it, so instead we consume neverending uninformed debate by opposing sides, philosophical and economic. What better way to deflect attention than to discredit the messenger ?
Accepting unsubstantiated “news” as though it is fact is dangerous, just as making a decision based upon assumptions is foolish. Satch formed his own independent rational thoughts and had the courage to consider them, even voice them. That is called debate, and Rob, his mistake acknowleged, immediately backtracked. Those of you who have read previous comments from myself know where I am heading. Because you too are capable of independent thought. Those who complain about drawing cartoons into daily life will never understand, and will waste their vote. An educated, informed, rational electorate is the LAST thing that any leader or political party – anywhere – wants.
“Against stupidity, the gods themselves labour in vain”, (1972, The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov).
Stupidity is a lack of intelligence, understanding, reason, wit, or sense. The modern English word “stupid” has a broad range of application, from being slow of mind (indicating a lack of intelligence, care or reason), dullness of feeling or sensation (torpidity, senseless, insensitivity), or lacking interest or point (vexing, exasperating). It can either infer a congenital lack of capacity for reasoning, or a temporary state of daze or slow-mindedness.
Some people make things happen. Others watch things happen. The majority are unaware anything has happened at all. Reviving an industry whose product is in declining demand (coal) is worse than reviving the buggywhip industry. Danae is smart enough to manipulate the mouth-breathers, and those who believe wearing a red ballcap bearing a foolish inscription will make any difference because stupidity is universal. “How fortunate for world leaders that the people do not think” – A. Hitler
If you do something wrong and do not correct it, this is called a mistake’. What do you call a mistake that you’ve made and sought to cover up or bury ? We can never fix what we refuse to face and, by refusing to face it, it will never go away. There’s no shame, only strength, in confronting an error, and making a fresh start. But when your only motive is profit at all costs, you’re CEO of Apple or Microsoft. Only “little people” make mistakes or pay taxes.
Satch is being a dog is all.
Calvin, you idjit – do what your President does and apply your denial filter. Works for him and all the mouth-breathers. That way you get to "You’re FIRED " fastest, and dropkick Hobbes when he dares disagree with your exalted wisdom. It will absolve you of all blame and inconvenient consequences.