Daily Archives: July 26, 2017

Bret Easton Ellis condemns the “warped moral superiority of the American Left”…


Date: July 26, 2017

01) Bret Easton Ellis condemns the “warped moral superiority of the American Left”


“In his latest Podcast, Bret Easton Ellis (author of American Psycho) discusses the psychic breakdown of the American Left since the election of Donald Trump.”

This basically sums up my own feelings, in the aftermath of Trump’s win…We were having a disaster shoved down our throats, no matter what…and it happened…

Whatever the outcome…it is temporary, even if long enough to hurt us…

The focus should not be on “which choices they’re going to let win, next time”…The focus should be on eliminating the power, which made this painfully limited poison pill inevitable.

If our political system is valid at all…we cannot allow another election to play out like this.

I also agree…Many people are obsessed with this, at a very unhealthy degree…And they tend to blame [and be mad at] the wrong people.

Bernie Sanders 2020?…


Date: July 26, 2017

01) Bernie Sanders 2020?


“Bernie was recently asked about his plans for 2020. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down.

“Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who battled Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic primary and created a revolutionary movement among millennials, is having discussions about running for president again.

“Yes, is the answer,” said one Sanders associate who helped with the senator’s previous bid, in response to a question about whether the Independent senator from Vermont had begun to think about another run.

“He thinks he’s earned the right to run again, and he believes if he would have been the [Democratic] candidate he would have won against Trump.”
The source also suggested that Sanders is making his plans with other candidates in mind.

“The last thing he’s going to do is step aside and let Joe Biden take it,” the Sanders associate said.”

Jeff Sessions Revives Universally Hated Law: Civil Asset Forfeiture…


Date: July 26, 2017

01) Jeff Sessions Revives Universally Hated Law: Civil Asset Forfeiture


“Attorney General Jeff Sessions is slowly but surely taking a wrecking ball to the few areas where President Obama’s attorneys general made progress. This week he announced his decision to unilaterally undo progress made with respect to one of the most tyrannical policies in existence: civil asset forfeiture.

Source:
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/07/20/jeff-sessions-just-revived-a-policy-nobody-supports-215395

Waking Up with Sam Harris #89 – On Becoming a Better Person (with David Brooks)…


Date: July 26, 2017

01) Waking Up with Sam Harris #89 – On Becoming a Better Person (with David Brooks)


“In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with David Brooks about his book The Road to Character, the importance of words like “sin” and “virtue,” self-esteem vs. self-overcoming, the significance of keeping promises, honesty, President Trump, and other topics.

David Brooks is one of the nation’s leading writers and commentators. He is an op-ed columnist for The New York Times and appears regularly on the PBS NewsHour and Meet the Press. He is the bestselling author of The Social Animal, Bobos in Paradise, and The Road to Character.”