Posts Tagged ‘crazy’

Comment, New Yorker May 2nd: Trumpery by Hendrik Hertzberg

April 26, 2011
“The dismaying truth is that birtherism is part of a larger pattern of rejection of reality that has taken hold of intimidating segments of one of the two political parties that alternate in power in our governing institutions. It is akin to the view that global warming is a hoax, or that the budget can be balanced through spending cuts alone, or that contraception causes abortion, or that evolution is just another theory, on a par with the theory that the earth is six thousand years old. Or, for that matter, that Bishop Tomlinson was ever King of the World. “The world laughs at us,” Donald Trump said the other day. “They won’t be laughing if I’m elected President.” That they won’t; anyway, he won’t be. But they are laughing now. As is well known, gallows humor is an excellent way to keep from crying. “Read more http://www.newyorker.com/talk/comment/2011/05/02/110502taco_talk_hertzberg#ixzz1KfhV7WIM

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(the betise of common)Common sense

April 21, 2011

So many crazies these days. Crazy blogs, crazy news, crazy Trump, crazy Qadaffi,  Hitchens venting against HIS royals (however, the emphasis should have been the expense, the glamour, the offense of such waste, not the moral character of the Windsors), crazy S&P ratings,  reversed by a crazy Dow surge, crazy WSJ promoting Hayek doctrine for Egypt as a means to introduce capitalist democracy (there is no longer communism in the world, at least practically), crazy evolutionary scientists arguing against….religionists, ….crazy..crazy..all around us. And in most cases these people hold high their sense of …..common sense. Everybody else is nuts except them. The “liberals” lack common sense often argue the non-liberals. and so on.

“Common sense is the most fairly distributed thing in the world, for each one thinks he is so well-endowed with it that even those who are hardest to satisfy in all other matters are not in the habit of desiring more of it than they already have.” Rene Descartes