Reviews of the politicians kissing babies and running governments around the world; applaud and criticize the decisions they make and their implications.
In order to understand what a fallacy is, one must also understand the difference between validity and truth. A fact can be true or false, but only an argument can be valid or invalid. Fallacies have to do with false arguments, not false facts. Likewise, one can tell a lie without committing a fallacy, although it is also possible to do both at the same time.
Check Your Pockets for Scandal
Calvin Chase shook his head as he crept away from the crowd listening to the presentations. U.S. Senator Gerald “Jerry” Stevens’ speech had been his motivation to bolt. He knew that he would, by nature and by occupation, disagree with every word the senator said, but today’s comments at the chamber of commerce’s annual political soiree were beyond bearable.
David Lloyd George: The Great Dynamic Force or The Great Scoundrel of British Politics?
David Lloyd George was born in Manchester on the 17th of January 1863, Manchester. He was brought up from the age of three months in rural wales. His father, William George, who worked as a teacher in Liverpool, moved back to Wales on account of his ill health, passed on in June 1864. This led his mother to move to her brother's, who worked as a shoemaker.
THE RECENT FAILURE OF TEXAS
As I lay in bed last night in my frigid loft that has a thermostat programmed not to go over 69 degrees Fahrenheit, a random thought struck me, "This must’ve be what the 'y2k' was supposed to have been when like I was a little kid in 1999."
43 Disgraceful Senators.
Today February 13, 2021 I got the news that The United States Senate voted to aquit Donald J. Trump of inciting the insurruction in the Capitol Building. Seven Republicans voted to convict with 50 Democrats. The FORMER Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) Kentucky, stated: "There's no question that President Trump is pratically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day...The people who stormed this building believed they were acting on the wishes and instructions of their president." Mitch McConnell said this and being the morally bankrupt individal he is he voted to NOT convict Donald J. Trump for inciting the insurrection that left people dead, and the Halls of the Capitol building being breeched in a disgusting display of how white privilege allows a bunch of upset crybaby white people to storm the Capitol Building looking for blood, and just walk away afterwards as some of their traitor insurgents lay dead.
I have heard a lot of republicans complaining about President Biden abandoning his calls previous calls for unity. I get it. I too want the elected officials of this country to work together. The difference being, I want them to unify and govern in the best interest of the people. Mitch McConnell has spent the past several years in control of the Senate. During that time, he has a crystal clear record of opposing unity or compromise. He even went so far as to publicly brag about how he would block everything not proposed by his own caucus. This is not unity, nor is this unique to only McConnell. The Republican Party has spent the last 40 years striving to ensure the government worked only for the wealthy and not the people. The legislative maneuver being demonized by the Republicans as it is used by the Democrats to move Covid relief legislation forward is the exact same method used in 2017 by McConnell to pass massive tax breaks for the wealthy elites. I am not a fan of the procedure, no matter who uses it. Still, if it is going to be used, I would much prefer it be used to help people who actually need help instead of helping somebody buy a third or fourth mansion. The simple fact is that the Republicans who are now whining about the lack of unity have had years to show a desire to work together. Instead, they showed the America they desire is one where a man's worth is based solely on his bank account. If they cared about unity and the people of this country, why did they spend so long collectively denying the threat of Covid? They delayed providing information to the public. When they finally did, it was only after giving them a chance to sell off stocks before the economy was hit. Legislation aimed at helping the public as a whole first had to be modified to protect the corporations. As the pandemic continued to destroy lives, McConnell chose to let relief packages sit and die on his desk rather than work with unity for the average American. As if this wasn’t immoral enough, the Republican Party decided to use the pandemic to sow seeds of doubt in the months leading up to the November election. Those seeds were then watered with countless lies about the results leading to an all-out attack on democracy. I have no problem lumping them all together in this. Even though not all of them pushed the lies aimed at destroying our country, those that still refuse to condemn such actions are no better. So, yes, I want unity. Please, show us some unity. That means starting from what should be an obvious common desire; to improve and move this country forward. Sadly, even that is hard to see from far too many on the right. Yet they whine about unity. When the Republican Party remembers that it is supposed to put the well being of the people first, then there can be unity. The past several decades have shown them acting like spoiled children. So, for now, let them sit in time out and think about their behavior. When they are ready to act like grown-ups dedicated to the protection and progress of the entire United States of America, there will be plenty of room for unity.
Just saying “I condemn the violence” isn’t condemning violence.
In the aftermath of the January 6th Capitol riots there was bipartisan agreement that the violence was bad. That same day Republicans went ahead with their objections to the election results--the same objections to reality that fueled the riots to begin with. While in public Trump’s sycophants howled that the election had been stolen, when they came before court, they didn’t actually have any evidence that it was, because of course, the election wasn’t stolen. I’ve already written about how these riots were a result of a failed constitution. Here I want to look at how we are failing to take the riots seriously.
Electoral Politics are so 2020
If you’ve seen it once you’ve seen it a million times. Bernie Sanders, sitting at the inauguration, dressed in a casual parka and giant mittens. The only politician there who looked both the most comfortable and anxious to leave. No worries Bernie, bored constituents stuck at home because of the virus are ready to teleport you across movies, major pop culture events, and beyond. This, the meme that has spawned a million ice cold feminist takes, is yet another meme-fication of politicians that I desperately hoped we could leave in the year that brought us a pandemic.
Kamala Harris and her blended family show Americans that we all can get along
Vice President Kamala Harris and her blended family are showing Americans that it is possible to get along in spite of differences. Harris is part Jamaican and Southern Asian/ Indian. She is a Christian Baptist who is viewed as an African American. Her husband Douglas Emhoff is Jewish and the new VP gets along really well with her stepchildren Cole and Ella who were named for jazz legends Cole Porter and Ella Fitzgerald. The children love her and call her Momala and this is exceptional as many children and their step parents do not get along.
Are You Ready For Biden Derangement Syndrome?
In this new post-Trump world, a lot is about to change - while staying very much the same. Already the pendulum has begun to swing. But, in doing so, it still seems to be mirroring the last 4 years. Those that loathed Trump seem to not see much in the way of fault in Joe Biden (at least during this honeymoon period), and those who were part of the Trump cult already see Biden him as a communist devil hellbent on destroying the United States. Sigh. Everything just flipped.
Will Trump's first term Presidency make its mark on history?
You could probably characterise the last four years as one of the most unconventional and melodramatic terms of any Presidency. An outsider not from the exclusive club of Capitol Hill, managing to successfully win his way to an election victory over an opponent, who not only had almost a billion dollars worth of funds backing her, but also the media supporting her cause. This turned into a movement where everyday Americans and members of the forgotten middle class wore their red hats and collectively chanted Make America Great Again.
Joe Biden Faced Many Traumas in His Personal Life
After being sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on January 20, 2020, Biden's long-held dream is about to come true. This was Biden's third attempt to step into the Oval Office and the first time he has succeeded.