Hysterical Headlines (Funny or Absurd) for November 1st:
Bottom Line: These are your daily doses of nonsense from the generally godless, soulless and slanderous (GSS) media...
How Dare You, Kevin Spacey? Owen Jones, The Guardian
Excerpt: How dare you, Kevin Spacey. One of the age-old tropes deployed against gay and bisexual men is that they pose a threat to children, that they are synonymous with paedophiles and pederasts. This vicious lie has long proved useful in justifying the systematic persecution of gay and bisexual men. And that is why Spacey’s statement is so utterly contemptible. He has been accused of attempted sexual assault against actor Anthony Rapp, who was a 14-year-old child at the time. The Oscar winner denied any recollection of the incident – and then chose to take the opportunity to come out.
So, let me get this straight. His statement is utterly contemptible because of a stereo-type? You mean hiding behind the homosexual card would be acceptable otherwise? I really must get up to speed on the current rules of play the victim and being offended. I'm confused.
The Ominous Absurdity of Trump's Tax Cuts Jeffrey Sachs, CNN
Excerpt: President Trump and the Republican leadership in Congress assert that corporate tax cuts would boost growth and thereby pay for themselves, the same voodoo they've endlessly peddled.
Good ole' voodoo. If that's what you call economic growth and prosperity than right you are. If you take a look at the annual economic growth rate for the five years after we've cut taxes in this country it's historically been 4%. If you look at the economic growth rate annually for the next five years after we've raised taxes it's been 2%. Now you don't have to be a genius to figure out which path produces more revenue to the government in addition individuals and companies but why tell the truth when it would shift a bit of economic control away from D.C. and into the hands of the Americans the folks in D.C. are supposed to be working for...
ESPN Is the Sports Version of Blockbuster Video Clay Travis, Outkick the Coverage
I disagree. Blockbuster never subjected me to political bigotry on the way through the door.
What Killed the Democratic Party?William Greider, The Nation
This is too easy but I'll take the intellectual approach. Embracing socialism over capitalism.