My guys are my neighbors, family and friends. And I do not give any of them a free pass when they fugg up either. If the repubs are violating constitutional laws? Then ring the bell. Show me. I will gladly protest their behavior as well.
Congress is supposed to advise and consent on judicial nominees, not refuse to do that. Fire away.
Actually, I tend to agree with MadHatter here. Naturally, I wouldn't apply that test to Bigfoot or Ancient Aliens. But to write off doubt due to absence of evidence to the contrary cannot be discredited completely. Because MadHatter is right *shudder* at some point in history, based on the best evidence available, the Earth was known (not thought) to be flat. Earth was known (not thought) to be at the center of the universe. Dinosaur bones were known (not thought) to have been placed in the ground by God to confuse humans and test their fate. And many more examples.
These conclusions were reached based on the best evidence available from the best technology of their ages. And believe it or not, we in the present time, are not at the pinnacle of human knowledge. We have not reached the peak of technological achievement. And as we as a species and our technology advance, we are going to learn that much of what we KNOW now, is just flatly wrong.
However, with the best evidence we have at our disposal at the present time, one can pretty reliably come to the conclusion that there is not a God or deity [edit: Allow me to restate. Everything that has been attributed to God can be explained by science, or has been established as fiction]. And I am firmly of the belief that as technology and knowledge improves, that more evidence will emerge to support that theory.
So I agree, we cannot "know," here meaning to be in possession of accurate knowledge, but we can make conclusions. And based on that conclusion, I have divined (get it?) there is no God.
Not sure if you see what I'm getting at.
Of course we don't know everything but that's no excuse to fill in the gaps with wishes and Mumbo jumbo
I've said it here several times that income disparity is the single biggest issue in the country. All the other issues would tend to shrink if this was addressed properly. So people who don't like that idea call it "redistribution of wealth" but when rich take everyone else's money it's "capitalism!!!"
next week Myrtle Beach. Every year my wifes parents spring for condos for them and the 3 daughters families. So it's a week at Myrtle Beach with all in laws all the time. My brother in law is pretty great to hang out with, and as the kids get older I tend to be able to actually relax more.
No there's more we can do, namely not let it happen again, not let the right sweep it under the rug, and have a good time making fun of Dick Cheney, the very definition of a war criminal for starting an unprovoked invasion on a base of lies to test out his friends pet theory.