Tuesday Open Thread

“Do not do an immoral thing for moral reasons.”

–Thomas Hardy

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  1. VoyageurVoyageur says:

    Trump stinks!

    Great God Almighty.

    Trump stinks!

    Stay upwind America!

  2. VoyageurVoyageur says:

    Is Kamala Harris tanking?  In the last debate, she proposed giving $2 trillion — yes, trillion — dollars to historically black colleges and universities.  There are now 292,000 students at such schools, which works out to about $7 million taxpayer dollars per student.  Elizabeth Warren suggests $50 billion to such schools, an endowment of about $200,OO0 per student.

    Warren as the moderate is an idea that takes some getting used to, but Harris’ proposal carries pandering to an insane level.

    • itlduso says:

      And, Harris thinks Kavanaugh should be impeached.  She said she learned her lesson when she over-reacted to Al Franken and now apologizes for failing to respect his due process rights. I guess she didn’t really learn that lesson after all. 

      My guess at this moment is that she will be the nominee, but as V says, she has to stop pandering.

    • RepealAndReplace says:

      Bernie is going to have to one-up that $7 million per student allocation in order to stay in the game.

      Giving away free stuff is to left what massive tax cuts for the rich are to the right.

  3. MADCO says:

    Today 
    " The Associated Press

    PHOENIX — The free speech rights of two Christian artists who make wedding invitations were violated by an anti-discrimination ordinance in Phoenix that makes it illegal to refuse service to same-sex couples for religious reasons, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Monday.

    The artists, who believe a marriage should be between only a man and woman, had argued that the ordinance would violate their religious beliefs by forcing them to custom-make products for same-sex marriage ceremonies."

    45 years ago
    "When Bob Jones’ case reached the Supreme Court, the school argued that IRS’ regulations denying tax exemptions to racist institutions “cannot constitutionally be applied to schools that engage in racial discrimination on the basis of sincerely held religious beliefs.” But the justices did not bite. In an 8–1 decision by conservative Chief Justice Warren Burger, the Court explained that “[o]n occasion this Court has found certain governmental interests so compelling as to allow even regulations prohibiting religiously based conduct.” Prohibiting race discrimination is one of these interests."

     

    • JohnInDenverJohnInDenver says:

      And from that Bob Jones University case decision grew a sense of threat to "traditional values" which has morphed, but has never been extinguished. 

      Tax exemption for religious institutions morphed into a concern for Christian Schools and their autonomy to discriminate and teach "according to their faith," into a search for another cause to appeal to a wider group that settled on abortion banning ("save the children"), into a "Moral Majority" which backed Reagan.

  4. Duke CoxDuke Cox says:

    Sadly, a legend in journalism has left us here…

    RIP Cokie.

    • RepealAndReplace says:

      It's never good when you are polling in 5th place in your home state behind Andrew Yang.

      Then again, Michael Bennet would probably kill to finish in the top five in Colorado.

  5. davebarnesdavebarnes says:

    Why Dimocrats should talk about clean air (and ignore climate change)

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/17/air-pollution-particles-found-on-foetal-side-of-placentas-study

    Air pollution particles found on foetal side of placentas – study

    Research finds black carbon breathed by mothers can cross into unborn children

    And, this EPA to roll back California’s power to enforce strict auto emissions standards
    https://www.axios.com/epa-roll-back-auto-emissions-california-86b5fbbf-f206-44c4-b7e2-e152d5690ddc.html

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