Today, I bring forth some wilder ideas about the right that, if you think about it, don’t seem quite so wild. I admit that there is probably some bias, but it’s still food for thought. With that in mind:
Republicans Continue To Punish America For Electing Barack Obama
The main reason for sharing this, a mon avis, is because I have seen it several places that the Tea Party is telling its adherents to not hire people. I’m sorry, but how is that supposed to help fix America? And while I am one of the 70%+ of the Occupy fans/participants that does not subscribe to a political party, I am resigned to admit that almost everyone I know who does subscribe to the right in America has a large dose of sore loser/sore winner. I understand having convictions and sticking to them, I truly do, but as someone who has done something to spite her own face, I don’t recommend it.
With that in mind, and perhaps unsurprisingly, you’ll find that the New Humanist’s 2011 Bad Faith Award nominees are primarily on the right side of the political spectrum:
Bad Faith Awards 2011: place your vote now
I have to say that it is a capital collection of baddies, and while I picked based on proximity to self, it would have been much more difficult if there hadn’t been a candidate on my doorstep. I am nothing if not amazed that hate-mongers are considered by anyone to speak a word of wisdom…
Otherwise, I’m just keeping an eye on the situation in London:
I am pleased at the second camp being set up in London. I am pleased that the primary camp is still trying to liaise with St. Paul’s Cathedral, and hope those at the cathedral will endeavor to re-open the channels of discussion. And the Guardian has a nice range of opinion pieces sproinging up amongst their reports, as well as some spirited discussion on the comment is free pieces. Truly, it is wonderful to see so much discussion. 🙂