Friday, June 10, 2016
When did ignorance become a virtue?Accept No Substitute: It seems inexplicable that the US does not use hand-marked paper ballots, hand counted in public at every polling place in the country, then publicly warehoused for the duration of the longest term of any elected candidate. Well, inexplicable unless those in power want to have less than a full and public tally of the votes.
Trust Your Gut: Researchers have discovered that if “snap judgments” reveal our true selves, our true selves favor cooperation. Selfishness requires thinking.
New & Improved: Turkish strongman Recep Erdoğan has insured that Turkey will not be admitted to the European Union as long as he and his co-conspirators are in power by signing into law a measure that essentially makes belonging to any party but his neo-Islamic AKP illegal and subjects dissenters to torture or assassination.
Jury Nullification: Prospective jurors in lenient-on-rapists Judge Aaron Persky's court have refused to serve for fear that the Judge's version of justice wasn't shared by the public.
Averages: Larissa Martinez, valedictorian of the McKinney, TX high school, revealed at her graduation that she was an undocumented immigrant, and explained that she had not brought drugs nor crime with her when she came at age 11, not had she raped anyone. She was, as Donald assumed, “one of the good people.”
Question: If Hillary is elected, will she be impeached over her emails?
Bank On It: Starbucks has more customer money piled on its cards than most bank have in deposits. Can you count your gift card as an asset when seeking a loan? Will Starbucks start paying interest?
A Parting Shot:
Posted by Charles Kingsley Michaelson, III at 6:46 AM