Monthly Archives: July 2012

Conservative cowardice? (#157) –Robert M. Shelby, 7-26-12. [837 txt wds]

Nowhere in the United States has fraudulent voter identification at the polls been known to be a significant enough concern to merit fresh legislative attention. There is broad concensus among fact-based, evidence-focused people that the opposite is true. Cases of voter identification error or falsification have proven virtually nonexistent, or at worst, so few in […]

Defending those most to be feared? (#156) –Robert M. Shelby, 7-25-12. [622 txt wds]

National paranoia has produced the most massively inflated military forces the world has ever seen. The Pentagon has quietly encircled the earth with small bases poetically called “lilypads” from which our forces can leapfrog to almost any point in the world on very brief notice. Lilypads have been proliferated while, simultaneously, with much fanfare, shutting […]

Wrong-wing speech abuse! –Robert M. Shelby, 7-22-12. [581 txt wds]

Like so many sophists on the Too-Far Right, Ken Huber, editor  of a tiny newspaper in Tawas City, Michigan, may specialize in half-truth. He titles his recent editorial “What Has America Become?” He makes it seem America has become a haven for misapplication of words and distortion of fact by misstatement. It would clearly become […]

Emperor of the galaxy? –Robert M. Shelby, 7-21-12. [545 txt wds]

Right here in Benicia, we have a guy who is either a prophet or an oracle. This lively Sayer of Right-wing and Misogynistic Sagacities insists Romney will win in November by maybe as much as 300 electoral votes, but in any case plenty of ‘em to spare. He seems to feel he has the prophetic […]

Bioton Discovered In Marin County Basement –Robert M. Shelby, 7-20-12

A community college sophmore physics student working at home in his basement lab this week discovered a new, elementary particle which is already being mislabeled as the “spirit” particle, after the “god” particle or Higgs boson. He called it a low-energy particle of complex behavior not requiring CERN’s hadron collider to find or study. He […]

Mississippi? God knows! –Robert M. Shelby, 7-14-12. [544 txt wds]

God knows the Mississippi GOP knows God wants more unwanted, unneeded kids in Mississippi, but, legitimate kids, if possible! Just ask a Mississippi Republican, because, God knows, things aren’t bad enough down in Mississippi! These Mississippians can always stand for things to get worse in every way. Southern senses of victimization and misery are a […]

All climate is local. Right? –Robert M. Shelby, 7-11-12. [606 txt wds]

Wrong! But, you could draw that conclusion from listening to nutty spokespersons for those people who have gone too far right to be correct. (Oh, excuse me. It isn’t nice to call anyone nutty. We who aren’t rightists must be especially nice to those who have always been Right!)  The fact is, weather is relatively […]

Did the Devil turn Christian? –Robert M. Shelby, 7-10-12. [508 txt wds]

<> No more do I believe in the Devil than in God, but I know very well there is evil in our world. It is not easy to locate the evils in our selves and foil or eliminate them. We help ourselves by apt use of language and valid reasoning with clear perception of facts  […]

A religion for progress? –Robert M. Shelby, 7-9-12. [489 txt wds]

Religions are not without human value but, examined both closely and broadly, I find (and you likely will, too,) that the value reduces to “spirituality.” Religiosity has often hampered or thwarted spirituality, leading to schism, conflict, unhappiness and violence. Spirituality is the means and pathway to heal these ills. The reality is that metaphysics is […]

Taming the financial vampires. –Robert M. Shelby, 7-9-12. [605 txt wds]

Some people see out of only one side of their noses — I mean, gnosis. What they already know blocks their view of what they don’t know. Maybe you know who I mean. They don’t really see us at all. Everyone they see is a phantom of their perfect world or else only a bad […]