Second Republican Debate: My Analysis

The Under-Card George Pataki, Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, and Lindsay Graham faced off. As far as debates go, this was a pretty good one. They all got a chance to speak and make their positions clear. If George Pataki was trying to get make it out of the second group, he failed miserably. He’s actually not a bad candidate, but he was completely unmemorable. His introductory speech was all about... read more

Second GOP Presidential Debate Tomorrow

We haven’t had a Democratic Party debate yet, but tomorrow sees the second Republican Party one. As in the first debate, the field has had to be split into two because there are so many contenders. One candidate, former governor of Texas Rick Perry, pulled out on Monday in a long speech in which it’s generally agreed he blamed everyone except himself for his failure to fire. To be fair, as far... read more

Worry of the Week – 13 September: Al-Qaeda

My Winner of the Week this week was The Free World, an entity that is growing every day as freedom and democracy continue to spread. Long-term, as I said, I have no doubt that it is the values of secularism and humanism that will take hold. The behaviour of many though makes me realize it’s not going to happen in my lifetime. My Worry of the Week is Al-Qaeda, specifically AQAP (Al-Qaeda in the... read more

Winner of the Week – 13 September 2015: The Free World

Regular readers will know I’ve been looking for a new name for  my weekly Sunday posts. I’ve decided on “Winner of the Week” for Bouquet/Saint. And because he put in so many suggestions I had to choose one of Paxton Marshall’s for Brickbat/Sinner, so I’m going with “Worry of the Week.” Friday saw the 14th anniversary of 9/11 – the day in 2001 when... read more

Is Yahweh Gay?

There are probably some people out there that think even asking this question is blasphemy, or at least disgraceful and insulting, so there are  couple of things I unfortunately have to say before I even start. Firstly, being gay is normal; it is simply less common than being straight. Those who think otherwise are either misinformed, uneducated, stupid, ignorant, brainwashed by religion, or some... read more

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