September 14, 2015

“Awesome Response.”

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Awesome response (i.imgur.com)

The letter recipient is a leading candidate for President.


Bonus wow, from a recent New Yorker profile:

Political correctness, Carson says, is used to keep conservatives from invoking slavery or Nazism, both of which he cites freely. (“Obamacare is really, I think, the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery”; “We live in a Gestapo age.”) He wonders if Obama will cause the elections to be cancelled: “He’s sitting there saying, ‘These Americans are so stupid I can tell them anything.’ ” Trump, the businessman, tells Americans how the financial system is rigged against them. Carson, the brain surgeon, tells them how they are being denied knowledge. It doesn’t seem to matter that he is a man of science who does not believe in evolution and has called climate change “irrelevant”: he is an ideologue with the trappings of a technocrat.

It’s an insult to the very real and ongoing reality of slavery and to the Holocaust. He may not like Obamacare (many of the ideas in it were initially conservative), but to say it’s like living in Nazi Germany, or that it’s akin to slavery? Nothing like. I don’t care for political correctness, but this is the other extreme: playing fast and loose and casual with history and reality.

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Anna Sep 14, 2015 4:49pm

I’m not denying that as people of this Earth we need to do a better job of caring for it. I believe that it is irreversible what has changed so far, but we can do our best to take care of it. Which, in reference to fires, we need to do a better job of caring for our forests. I live in WA state. Abundant amounts of rain have caused extra fuel over the last few years. No select cutting of federal forest lands. No grazing of federal lands allows that fuel to build. This year we have a drought. So naturally the perfect tinder box was created. My vision is to have smart management where we do our best to leave the forests healthier.

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