Dick Morris is one of those guys that is able to see things so often for what they are and the speak it from the top of the mountain for all to hear. Compromise works in some cases – like if one friend wants to go for Sushi and the other for Thai and they decide to do sushi tonight and Thai this weekend. That's good and harmless compromise. In the case though of running a country, you need to pick a path and push it hard – seems to work just fine for the Democrats. Read this great piece by Dick Morris:
This instantly gets put into the "you have got to be kidding me" category. Detroit is in economic trouble and the big three automakers are in DC begging for something like $34bn. Now we have a church congregation in Detroit actually praying for an economic bailout of the big three automakers and to make the case even stronger to the heavens "Local car dealerships donated three hybrid SUVs to be displayed during
the service, one from each of the Big Three. A Ford Escape, Chevy Tahoe
from GM and a Chrysler Aspen were parked just in front of the choir and
behind the pulpit." Whatever DC is going to do with their decision to send billions to Detroit is going to be made whether this crowd prays to the heavens or to Santa. Incredible stuff. Here is the link to the actual story.
Last year I read Sam Harris’ book The End of Faith which is simply brilliant. Last week I finished a second of his books called Letter to a Christian Nation which is equally as insightful. I overwhelmingly recommend both pieces of work. Nobody lays out in such a beautifully devastating way just how truly implausible religious dogma is. Check out this excellent presentation by Sam Harris at the Aspen Ideas Festival.
Look at this picture and ask yourself why people insist on living their lives according to (and committing atrocities in the name of) ancient scripts written by men who by today’s standards would be complete simpletons. There are an estimated 250 billion to 500 billion galaxies in our known universe and we are hardly but a half of a half of a half of a grain of sand in this image. What makes people think it all started here?