THE SKEPTIC ARENA


1/16/17

Here is an opportunity to learn a lot about evangelical history ...

and one of the main motivations behind it


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1/15/17

Republicans played the Rubes like violins.
But no matter how many times they do it ...

the Rubes never figure it out


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1/14/17

Supercontinents ... they come and they go (9:31)




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1/13/17

If you were intentionally trying to assemble
the worst government in U.S. history,
could you come up with anything worse ...

than what Trump has done in the last 2 months?


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1/12/17

We know the cost tobacco extracts in human life.
So what is the cost to the planet in dollars?

If you guessed a "T"rillion dollars ...

you were right


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1/11/17

Pharma-Bro Martin Shkreli dissed by a girl he has a crush on

Is anyone surprised that the most hated man in America
has tickets to Trump's inauguration?

Perhaps the only thug missing from the event is O.J. Simpson;
and if he were white ... he'd probably be in the front row.


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1/9/17

Christians control nearly 100% of the government of the United States.
Conservatives now control all branches of the federal government
and the majority of state governments.

1/4 of the U.S. population (the "Nones") goes unrepresented in our government.
This includes the Presidency, Congress, and the Supreme Court.

Non-Christians have been completely disenfranchised
from participation in the governing of our nation.
(a similar situation exists in Saudi Arabia ...
but with a different Ghost in charge)



If you think the first part of the 21st century has been rough ...
you probably won't like what's comin' our way in the next 4 years


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1/8/17

It turns out that the political polls, predicting the election, weren't so wrong after all.
Going into the election, Clinton held about at 2-point lead over Trump on average.
How much did Clinton win the popular vote by?

About 2 points

Where they miscalculated was in predicting
the electoral results in swing states.


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1/7/17

India boots religion out of politics

If that happened in America, there would be no more Republican Party.


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1/6/17

Trump is repaying his debts (out of character, I know)

Prosperity Gospel preacher to deliver invocation at inauguration

Is she the perfect choice for this administration, or what?

And the goobers just keep lining up for their fleecing


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1/5/17

To all you millions of old people
who thought that Trump was your savior,
you were correct: he is saving you ...

to be used as "fresh meat" for the rich guys

Congratulations all you old folks ... you really showed us


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1/4/17

The hungry wolves are all lining up at the gates
anxiously awaiting the arrival of Inauguration Day
when they will be unleashed into the rabbit farm
(which no longer has a guy with a shotgun to defend it).

Republicans make no attempt to hide their plans.
They have made it clear that they plan to transfer as much wealth as they possibly can
from the wallets of the masses into the offshore accounts of the rich.

They are not going to let this rare opportunity
(total control of the government)
pass them by without taking full advantage.

The North Carolina power grab was just the beginning
of their attempts to cement the new totalitarian state ...

you won't believe what the wolves are doing now

UPDATE

Realizing that they were giving away their game a little too early
Republicans have backed off their plan to gut the Ethics Office ...

for now

The wolves got a little too anxious and had to be restrained.
But rest assured, they'll bide their time until the spotlight is pointed elsewhere ...

and then it's suppertime


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1/3/17

Our Democracy was lost in 2010 in the 'Citizens United' Supreme Court case.
The Plutocrats know that Democracy has the power to regain control
if they do not maintain an iron-fisted control over the government.
Plutocrats also know that one of the keys to maintaining that control is ...

control of the press (13:13)



We are sooooooo screwed

Thanks Rural Rubes ... you really showed us

And now, a related story ...

The Conservative octopus begins to spread its tentacles thoughout the media



We are sooooooo screwed


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1/2/17

Russian diplomats expelled in retaliation for election tampering

No one is claiming that the Russians committed any voter fraud
in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

What they are claiming is that Russian hackers
(with support from the highest levels of Russian government)
made information available to Americans that favored Trump over Clinton.

First, there was nothing in this leak of information
that contained any evidence of criminal activity
nor anything that would cause a rational person concern over Clinton's candidacy.

Second, 66 million Americans were not swayed
by any information contained in the leaks.
Anyone who was swayed by the mild information made public,
was either Republican, or leaning Trump, or an idiot.
(those 3 categories are not mutually exclusive - there is plenty of overlap)

Third, Russians didn't do anything
that wasn't already being done by Trump and Republicans.
In fact, Trump was urging them on, to do just what they did.

Fourth, America is the last country on Earth
that has the right to whine about meddling in other nation's affairs.
The irony meter exploded on that one.
Remember the recent embarrassment
when we were caught spying on our own allies, like Germany?

Obama has made America look like a bunch of hypocritical, whiny babies.
Actually, Obama simply exposed the fact ...
that we are a bunch of hypocritical whiny babies.
Except for Republicans.
They aren't whining or complaining because they are too busy
licking the asses of their new best friends ... the Russians.

Any bets on how long that honeymoon will last?


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1/1/17

After ending 2016 with 2 months of despairing reports almost every day,
how about we start 2017 off with some news that brings us hope?

To stave off elephant extinction, China finally takes action


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12/31/16

Money is not the root of most evil ... "Greed" is.
We still have a long, long way to go
to remove from power, those whose uncontrollable greed
keeps humanity and all other creatures trapped in a living Hell.

Livestock Agriculture

If future humans don't look back on us with disgust and revulsion,
it will be because ... we failed


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12/30/16

And here is what the 2016 election was REALLY about:

Trump might be gone in 4 years
and the same could be true for Conservative control of Congress;
but the real prize was control of the judiciary
which will now be under Conservative control for decades.

And they have a "different" way of interpreting the English language ...
than we do


You might recall this recent example:

Conservative judges didn't just rule
that corporations contained  people
but that they actually are  people.

English words will mean whatever Conservative judges say the words mean.
And as the corporation example just proved,
Conservative judges will decide that the words mean ...

whatever the rich need the words to mean


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12/29/16

Here is one reason (out of many)
why Republicans refused to allow Democrats to replace Scalia:

GM heading to Supreme Court to avoid lawsuits

Republicans work for the rich ... and ONLY for the rich.
If this decision is 5-4 down party lines (not really a difficult prediction)
you'll see why they refused to give up control of the Supreme Court.


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12/28/16

We now have one-party rule and likely will have for a long, long time to come.

Paul Krugman's insightful essay


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12/27/16

Now that the KKK has the permission of our government to run free,
racists are crawling out from under their rocks, even in places like New York,
feeling emboldened to make the most inhuman, nasty slurs imaginable.

Or maybe this guy is just angling for Steve Bannon's job?


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12/26/16

Dereliction of Duty?

At this point, it's like throwing another stick into the fire.

The Dumbass half of America is responsible
for the horror that we are all now living through.
This is the price we all pay for allowing half of America
to remain mired in the Middle Ages.
We must find a way to extend rational thinking skills to all Americans.
The price we pay for failure is simply too great to ignore ... as Trump proves.


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12/25/16

Government attacks big business

From the article:

"But it still sends a pretty significant message."

Starting on inauguration day, America will be sending out a new "significant message":

"We've got your back, Big Business.
You no longer have to operate in fear.
Leave those pesky regulations that stifle productivity to us.
Our new government is dedicated to your success.
"

FREEDOM!


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12/24/16

Life expectancy in U.S. dropped in 2015
for the first time in almost a quarter century.
If Republicans take away health care from 30 million Americans,
as they have threatened, life expectancy will fall even more.
When Republicans blocked the Medicaid Expansion in their states
about 12,000 additional American deaths occurred every year in those states.
9/11 was nothing by comparison to Republican governance.
I guess you could look at the bright side, and be grateful to Republicans

for helping us in the fight against overpopulation


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12/23/16

This is one of the clearest, most accurate descriptions
of what just happened to America ... and why (7:35)



You small town Rubes brought this down upon yourselves.
The damage you have done to America is worse
than the damage any foreign enemy has ever done ...

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12/22/16

The White House is due to be renamed on inauguration day to ...

The Nut House

You did it to yourself America

UPDATE

Trump told Flynn's son ... "You're Fired!"
(but he kept Flynn's old man)


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12/21/16

Millions of people thought that election night on November 8, 2016
was one of the lowest points in the history of the United States.
But what many people thought was rock bottom - was only the beginning.
Nearly every day since, has brought us a constant flow of depressing news,
as our worst fears are materializing before our eyes.

The government that is being assembled
is nothing less than a pack of ravenous wolves
who are frothing at the mouth in anticipation of January 20, 2017
when they will be released on a rabbit farm ...
with no one left to stand in their way



You Conservatives asked for this.
So now you can just bend over and drop'em.


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12/20/16

John Oliver demonstrates the kind of attitude
that rational people need to develop (29:00)



For warriors ... 2016 could not have been a better year:

Battle Stations!


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12/19/16

The wolves are flooding into the henhouse



It's suppertime!


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12/18/16

Introducing the Trump Christmas Collection

6 short videos designed specifically
for the attention span of the Trump supporter.

It’s the perfect gift for the Fox News fanatics
in your family and circle of friends.

Click on "Podcasts & Videos" in the menu above
(The videos are numbers 383-388)



12/17/16

Republicans said that the American people
should choose the 9th Supreme Court Justice.
Then, right before the election,
when they thought they were going to lose
they decided that the American people
should not choose the 9th Supreme Court Justice.
They vowed to leave the Supreme Court short until they regained power.

Here, let's let Obama explain it ...



And then about half of American voters
turned our government over to the wolves.
They can replace Trump in 4 years.
But the damage that will be done to the judicial branch
will last for decades (picture 9 Scalias)

Here's another Republican "slip of the tongue"

"And with 52 seats in the US Senate,
we are excited for Republicans to confirm
a conservative Supreme Court justice
and begin working with President-elect Trump
to pass an agenda of change for the American people.
"

Do you see where Republicans screwed up yet again?

The judicial branch is not supposed to work
with the President or Congress to pass any agenda.
Per the Constitution, they are supposed to function
as a check and balance on the other 2 branches
by interpreting  the Constitution.

But thanks Republicans, for making clear,
what the Supreme Court has become ...

the arm of the Republican party that legalizes theft


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