Tuesday, September 28, 2010

HOT5 Daily 9/28/2010

1. "The 5 Biggest Lies about Liberalism" Harsh but applicable to many liberals. 

Representative Sample: It's a challenge being patriotic, when you don't believe in American Exceptionalism, or even the value of the Nation-State. When you think that the world would run better if everyone just listened to what the UN tells them to do. When you think that its history is the story of how rich Europeans murdered all the natives and built smokestacks over their graves in order to plunder South America of its fruit-- being patriotic really requires contortionism that would put any circus acrobat to shame.

2. "Most profligate, fiscally irresponsible peeResident in history calls for fiscal responsibility" Amazing hypocrisy. 

Representative Sample:  Next up: Jenna Jamison lectures us all on the vital importance of chastity, modesty, and maintaining one’s virginity until marriage.

3. "Krugman Asks: Where Are The Jobs? I Answer: 10 Places Jobs Went" Good points.  

Representative Sample: Construction jobs aren’t coming back in a long, long time. Why? Because America is overbuilt as it is. Both commercially and personally, there are more homes and buildings than are currently needed. 

4. "Dinesh D’Souza’s poison" Debunking the latest conspiracy theory about Obama. Despite all the legitimate avenues of criticism available with regard to the president, too many conservatives have to resort to D'Souza-type garbage.

Representative Sample: you can’t “fact-check” a fever dream of paranoia and irrationality. Sickeningly, while “How Obama Thinks” is useless as a guide to the Obama presidency, it is all too representative of the hysteria that now runs through a significant portion of the right-wing media establishment. The article is worth analyzing at some length as an example of the lunacy that is poisoning much conservative discourse.

5. "Holy Crap!" Must be seen to be believed.

Representative Sample: Galileo Was Wrong is a detailed and comprehensive treatment of the scientific evidence supporting Geocentrism, the academic belief that the Earth is immobile in the center of the universe. Garnering scientific information from physics, astrophysics, astronomy and other sciences, Galileo Was Wrong shows that the debate between Galileo and the Catholic Church was much more than a difference of opinion about the interpretation of Scripture.

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