The 2016 Presidential Election Political Compass is out!

February 4, 2016

It’s finally here. Check where your favorite candidate falls on the official political compass. And, please do click through and read the analysis below the chart. It’s quite enlightening.

http://politicalcompass.org/uselection2016

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Be Terrified … of a drive to the mall (MoJo Article:Fear, Inc.)

March 14, 2010

OK. I must admit that I find the thought of going to a mall a little terrifying. However, this is not what the article is really talking about. Or is it?

Comparing some of the statistics in the article to the number of deaths by terrorism since 9/11/2001 is a little silly. Let’s include 9/11. And, still, look at how many of the following beat out the 3,000 deaths from that date. Actually, more accurate mathematically would be to average some number of years including 9/11. I wonder how the statistics would look if we totaled them for the last 25 years, for example. This would include both terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

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Real Bipartisanship in the U.S.?!

February 18, 2010

It’s nice to see broad agreement on an important topic in America. Both left and right can finally agree on something. We all want to do away with government of the corporation by the corporation and for the corporation. 80% of all Americans oppose the latest SCOTUS ruling on corporate buying of politicians and the numbers are similar among democrats, independents, and republicans. The fact that the corps now have the ability to spend even more to buy politicians than they already did may make it very hard to do anything on this important issue. However, it’s nice to have something we can all rally around and agree upon regardless of our political labels.

Left and right united in opposition to controversial SCOTUS decision

Thanks to Jan for passing this along.

This almost brings to mind that great day when Jews, Muslims, and Hindus all found common ground.

Jews, Muslims, Hindus Agree On Chicken


How Would Jesus Vote?

March 23, 2008

OK. I’m an atheist. I do not even truly believe that Jesus as a flesh and blood human ever walked the planet. However, this fictional character plays a large part in many people’s lives and, unfortunately, their voting decisions. Perhaps, if people really think about Jesus when voting though they just might come up with different answers. So, I address this post to the believers.

So, contrary to my usual rants where I take a radical and non-standard stance in order to point out the violence in the Bible. In this post, I am going to hypothetically take the more mainstream view of Jesus. First, I’m going to pretend that I believe he actually existed. Then, I’m going to cherry pick the Bible, not in the way I did in my Thou Shalt Kill post, but instead, in the way that most religious people do when they respond to my usual assertions about the mythical character.

So, in short, I’m going to point to the nice things Jesus is supposed to have said. And then, given the mainstream view of Jesus, I’m going to discuss his political views and see how well they align with today’s religious right. Then, I’m going to attempt to address the issue of how Jesus might vote in an election if he were alive today. Finally, I will point out that if Christianity is about people attempting to be Jesus-like to the best of their ability, then religious Christians should vote that way. Let’s see how this goes.

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Ignore the Hype; Vote the Issues; Find Your Candidate

October 5, 2007

Let’s try something really new this next presidential election. Let’s ignore the media hype and vote for the candidate that best represents each of our own values. Do you think you already know who that is? Are you sure? You may be surprised. Try the candidate calculator.

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