You’re gonna let your mom face these hazards? Really? The mom need help, and the daughter is just egging her on, by all appearances. The daughter could put a stop to this right now. That she doesn’t is just sickening.
Archive for the ‘Irrationality’ Category
is a catastrophe. His Trumpkin minions foisted him on us and they bear the responsibility. Trust me, when Trump gets his butt handed to him by the weakest Democrat candidate in living memory, I will be unmerciful in castigating the stupid, stupid Trumpkins. I may start early, as the polls already show him being crushed.
And let’s not be confused–they own it. This is no one’s fault but theirs. Yeah, they insisted on venting their spleen in irrationally voting for Trump. They had a very good and smart candidate in Ted Cruz, and they squandered it. They were Hell-bent to cut their noses off to spite their faces. Well, I hope they like Hillary because that is who they have chosen. SCOTUS is gone for a generation, and the damage will be far longer-lasting than that. Say goodbye to Heller and gun rights, and say hello to government confiscation and abortion. Say goodbye to a Senate majority, which means that every Hillary nomination will sail through. Stupid, stupid Trumpkins.
Holy crap! I just shake my head. My forehead is bruised from all the slaps to it (self-inflicted). This was SO easy, and yet “Republican” primary voters managed to screw it up! I just don’t get it. This was the venting of spleen in response to a populist demagogue. It was completely unencumbered by the thought process.
for a candidate. Their stand on 3 issues is truly a window into their intellect and judgment. Those 3 issues are:
- Minimum wage
- Gun control
- Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW)
There are certainly others, but these three things share in the issue that a Leftist stand holds to a counter-factual interpretation of reality. For example, would you be safer from gun crime in a school or at a shooting range? Why? Why do shootings virtually always happen in “gun-free zones” and never at shooting ranges? If the driving (or even a minor) causative issue is the presence of guns, we would NOT see this. Well, DUH!
So for the first two there is not a shred of empirical evidence to support them. For the last one there is not a shred of decent empirical evidence to support it. They all represent a triumph of irrationality over good sense. In these cases, adherence to a certain political orthodoxy trumps the facts. So by definition, such positions are irrational. They are more a marker of being in the club than of being rigorously evaluative. It is a social thing, not a knowledge thing.
And we need to fully understand that. I am a Conservative because it is the rational (and moral) thing to do, not because it is always socially popular. But I always try to speak the truth, even if it at times does not make me popular.
The bottom line is that you never vote for a candidate who buys into such nonsense if you can possibly avoid it. It is prima facie evidence of major intellectual and perhaps moral deficits (moral if I recognize that these stands are wrong but endorse them anyway in order to get ahead). These people are NOT reliable candidates, though there may be times when you have little choice. In that case, you usually should hold your nose and take the least objectionable option.
(through the nose) to renew licensure. I had to pay hundreds of dollars for worthless CE courses and then pay for license renewal. And of course, I lost days of work, as well. It is at best a very expensive and meaningless process. But you have to do it in order to even stay in business. It is a steaming pile of crap. There is NO EVIDENCE that CEs improve practice at all. Licensure just makes the public complacent. It is merely another tax, and it is utterly meaningless. <sigh> Just more stupidity.
More enlightened states (such as NY) at least have cut out the CE requirement. There are six or so states that don’t have CE requirements. That’s a good start.
when you ignore science and refuse to get you kids vaccinated? This.
<sigh> When will they ever learn?
Look I know well from personal experience that it is no fun to see your kid get stuck with a needle (or multiple needles). But as a parent I realize that it is important for me to do difficult things. This is not just about YOU. First you get educated. Then you get vaccinated.
irrational Bush-hating meme? Sucker. I know Obama has sought to eke the most mileage he can out of this dog, but he is flat wrong and so are his media suck-ups.
Look, there are things I didn’t like about the Bush policies. Mostly my objections are financial, though I won’t go into them here. Still, this is a rational disagreement, not the spittle-lipped rantings of the partisan and dishonest media. Don’t be snookered yet again!
They will say he is stupid, that he was “disengaged” and that Cheney was his evil brain. Nonsense. I call B.S.
People are starting to notice. Well, it’s about feakin’ time!