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A Legacy of Liberalism

Joe592 Wrote: Nov 21, 2014 4:52 PM
Mainly because all his drivel is informed ONLY by his ultra right wing economic Utopian delusions that have been proven over, and over and over to be failures. For instance, he thinks that the path Europe has taken is correct, with extreme austerity, cutting government spending, etc, yet Europe is on the ropes and failing, while the US, which took the opposite course (albeit limited by Republicans ignorantly fighting against it) and is now doing much better. If Republicans would just get out the way we could have much faster economic recovery. If we had listed to Sowell and his ilk we would be 8 years into a depression, not 5 years into a recovery. Unfortunately Sowell is egged on by fellow ignoramuses, so still gets paid to pass drivel on a daily basis.
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A Legacy of Liberalism

Joe592 Wrote: Nov 21, 2014 4:39 PM
Poor Sowell. I guess senility and general old-man crabbiness is taking it's toll on him. After all, he cannot even follow his own advice, vis-a-vis "correlation is not causation." Here, once again (getting tiresome, really) he uses his favorite technique of only presenting some of the facts and hoping his readers (mostly other ultra right wing fanatics) won't understand what he is doing. He uses (as he often does) the period of 1940 to 1960 to show that economics does not depend on Liberal policies and in this case usedsthat trope to claim that blacks did just fine without Liberal polices during that period (this is also the period he used a couple weeks ago to claim how great he is because he got a job as a young adult and worked his way up). What he conveniently leaves out is that the period from 1940 to 1960, and maybe to 1970 was the period during which the US, and much of the rest of the world, had the largest economic boom in world history - the war and post war period in which industries were operating at absolute maximum output, and the end of the war when rebuilding led to even more massive industrial output. Simply put, if a person did NOT want a job during this period, they had better not be looking for one, because everyone who wanted a job got one. Period. So to claim that later periods of liberal policy drove Blacks (or anyone else) down is total nonsense. And he knows it, which is why he left out the most pertinent fact. Since 1970 the ENTIRE country has witnessed nearly ZERO wage and salary growth for the middle class. That is not due to any Liberal policy, but due to industry moving manufacturing to cheaper countries, which, by the way, right wing industrialists did with absolute relish, laughing all the way to the bank. So, would Sowell please just shut up already? He keeps trying to push his ultra right wing Utopian economic delusions, ALL of which have been proven to be total failures, and only keeps going due to the fawning fanboys who can't think for themselves, fully evidenced by the ridiculous comments here, and below all his drivel.
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Voter Fraud and Voter I.D.

Joe592 Wrote: Nov 10, 2014 5:59 PM
Riiiigght.... And demos are so good at voter fraud that they just swept the election! Oh, they didn't? Gee I guess they just didn't do voter fraud this time. Or is it something else? Face it, you ultra right wing racists just cannot stand the fact that Obama won and beat you all fair and square. You're all still trying to figure that out. Get used to it. Your prez candidates are so pathetic they can hardly talk . No one with functioning brain will vote for them.
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Voter Fraud and Voter I.D.

Joe592 Wrote: Nov 07, 2014 4:53 PM
Sowell uses one of his favorite techniques in claiming republican, apparently referring to the modern party, are the true non-racists. He simply refuses to give the historical context and then pretends what he says makes some kind of sense . Of course this essentially lying by omission The civil war era repubs cannot be compared in any way to modern repubs. Civil war era republic were liberal and progressive.. Civil war era democrats were mostly southern and ultra conservative. The southern demos would never accept Lincoln because he was their nemesis. The turnabout came when desegregation was implemented. The southern dems left the dem party because they saw it as going against their interests and became republicans. This was the Southern Strategy of the republic party which specially embraced over racism to attract southern democrats. The republic knew how stubborn these people were, and anti federal government, so saw them as the perfect base to use to fight the democrats, which had turned more and more liberal and progressive in the north. The republic became the racist party and the democrats the true progressive party. So the modern Republican Party cannot claim any link to civil rights because it is now commanded by ultra right wing southerners who are racist to their core.
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Voter Fraud and Voter I.D.

Joe592 Wrote: Nov 07, 2014 4:30 PM
Wow! Poor Sowell! He's already an ultra right wing fanatic, but now appears to have fallen into the hysterical right wing as well. The facts are there has never been proven to be substantial voter fraud in modern times even Texas, that bastion of the ultra right wing, could only dig up two cases of true voter fraud. So, is Sowell just becoming hysterical so someone, anyone will listen to him? Who knows. Maybe it's just Alzheimer's kicking in That would explain also his total denial of the facts that show republic doing everything possible to suppress the vote. All you need to know that is a fact is the absolute glee shown by right wingers I the south when the SC invalidated the requirement that they get federal approval for any changes in voting methods. After all they said right in TV interviews that the reason they were implementing all these new voting rules was specifically to shut down voting for democrats. Do you really need any more to understand the utter corruption and anti-Americanism of the Republican Party? All Sowells hysterical protestations cannot hide the facts, no matter how much he desires to. He fails miserably as a economist with his insistence that his ultra right wing utopian delusions will wint The day, even as actual events prove him wrong on a daily basis. Now he has proven himself to be just as corrupt as all republican politians. No difference, relally. It seems the only thing at keeps him going is the support of like minded right wingers. No one else cares what he says because his drivel is totally irrelevant.
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Random Thoughts

Joe592 Wrote: Oct 03, 2014 2:58 PM
Random thought on Senility: Repubs have on the court one right winger, three Ultra Right Wing fanatics and one Ultra Right Wing Fanatical Fringe Wacko (Ask Scalia for his opinion). So, Obama MAY get to appoint one more non-right wing fanatic if he is very, very lucky.i hope so. God forbid we get stuck with a fanatically ultra right wing court majority for 30 more years. 30 Years of Rehnquist has destroyed too much already and Roberts is intent on finishing the job. Never met a corporation who rear he wasn't willing to kiss. What makes Sowell think guns have anything to do with the crime drop in Illinois? California has had a similar crime drop and has much stronger gun controls (lowest violent crime rate since 1967 - reported just today!). The FACT is that crime is down EVERYWHERE over the last several decades. It has more to do with more education, not guns. Too bad the gun nuts can't figure that out. Even if Sowell did figure that out he would not admit it because his opinions are just that - - ultra right wing politically driven opinions and have zero to do with any facts. As with all his writing.
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The Real Mythmakers

Joe592 Wrote: Oct 03, 2014 2:42 PM
Because religion retards society by insisting on dogma that is clearly not true (6,000 year old earth for example. How could ANYONE even start to believe that?!?!!). Since religion is static it can never lead the advancement society, only retard it.
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The Real Mythmakers

Joe592 Wrote: Oct 03, 2014 2:40 PM
Exactly. The acronym WWJB is the best summation of our age. Who Would Jesus Bomb?
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The Real Mythmakers

Joe592 Wrote: Oct 03, 2014 2:39 PM
None of the christian writers lived at the time of "jesus." Indeed, the earliest known writings are 50 to 100 years after his supposed death. And you know what time does to stories passed down by word of mouth...
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The Real Mythmakers

Joe592 Wrote: Oct 03, 2014 2:36 PM
Well, everyone knows that lawyers don't try to present the TRUTH. The only thing lawyers are interested in is presenting a story that they hope will convince others to take their side. Truth has nothing to do with it. It's laughable that lawyers write books as "lawyer proves X." it's just yada yada yada. who cares what lawyers "prove?" these books are always worthless. And anyone who reads them thinking they are going to learn anything is naive.
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