Saturday, April 30, 2016

On the Odds of a Chimpanzee Randomly Typing Out the Word, Evolution

For the sake of simplicity, let's leave out the numbers and punctuation marks. Even after that, the odds are still astronomical; 26 to the 9th power to 1, or 5,429,571,278,976 to 1. And yet this is in essence what the advocates of evolution are asking us to believe, MULTIPLIED BY INFINITY. Look, I'm not saying that the Bible-thumping creationists are correct, either (with many of them in fact being certifiable), just that maybe we still don't know, that's all.

On the Fact that Jimmy Carter Signed Into Law (After Initially Opposing it) the the Steiger Amendment; a Piece of Legislation that Reduced the Top Capital Gains Tax Rate by Nearly 44% (from Over 49% to 28%)

More evidence that Carter was a moderate to conservative Democrat (his douche-bag antics post presidency aside) whose views were much more in sync with JFK and Al Smith than they were progressive buffoons such as FDR, McGovern, etc............................................................................................P.S. And, yes, I've ultimately concluded that Carter was an underrated President (the fact that the guy cut taxes, deregulated various sectors of the economy, brokered a peace between Egypt and Israel, appointed Paul Volcker as Fed Chairman, kept spending relatively low, worked well with the Republicans, etc.) whose failure was at least to some degree the function of dumb luck....Plus he was an honest fellow. Gotta give him some cred for that as well.

Bobby Kennedy on Welfare

"Recent studies have shown, for example, that higher welfare payments often encourage students to drop out of school, that they often encourage families to disintegrate, and that they often lead to lifelong dependency.......There is factual support that welfare was the worst thing that could have happened to the Negro."............So, RFK wasn't a hard-core leftist, either. Interesting.............Sources; "Brothers" by David Talbot and "The Last Patrician" by Michael Beran.

Friday, April 29, 2016

On Blaming Israel Every Time that Someone Slips on a Banana Peel

That's as buffoonish and intellectually lazy as mindlessly defending Israel. But, yeah, that's what it's essentially come down to, sadly; those two extremes.