If you assume that the 80-20 rule is correct and you apply it to ideas, that means that you must hear quite a number of bad ideas before you ever find a good one. Still, it's hard sometimes to try to hear someone out who is generally obnoxious and outrageous. I have a very hard time on that issue with Ann Coulter.
In my opinion, Trump is a not very bright narcissist who has surrounded himself with sycophants. I think it's more "the gang that can't shoot straight" than the evil empire. Yes, he's going to do what he wants to do, but I simply don't see much of a plan in their strategy.
Well, I don't know who I'm praying to, but I'm praying that my squares win the pool.
On your post, I never thought about it, but it does take some serious ego to think that whatever deity answers your prayers. I suppose it's culturally conditioned in Christians to believe it, but when you think about it, it takes a real narcissist to think that you have influence in random events.
Actually Jack is fairly liberal. I think it's more a question of holding your side more accountable. You expect the small minded to wage propaganda wars catered to the small minded. You expect someone like Maddow (who is a very smart woman) to not engage in such demeaning tactics. Sadly, most "news" now is about money and ratings.
I've got to agree with you Jack. You can be very factual but your spin on the facts can distort things and end up being propaganda rather than reporting. I miss the old days when so much time and effort went into making a 30 minute broadcast as unbiased as possible.
I probably shouldn't say this but "Maybe I'm strange." For me, I don't like watching people get assaulted. However, my mind likes the concept of this guy getting assaulted. It's not so much that I support the behavior of the person doing the assault, it's more a sort of karma is a bitch sort of thinking. So, does that make me strange?
I love the comment about protestants starting a new denomination. It's very witty and ironically true. It happened in my time in the Episcopal Church USA.
I was lucky enough to have a friend who was Mormon (and remained that way) but knew me well enough to bitch about things. He was no big fan of all the "missionary" stuff.
Love or hate Trump, he is his own man. That fact actually makes me wonder whether he'll last 4 years. He pisses off people of all stripes. At least for the next two years it would take a Republican coup to get rid of him, but I can certainly envision such a thing happening. My firm belief is that most Republicans would much prefer a Pence presidency.
Have you been bugging the conversations between me and my wife? :)