Tuesday, 5 February 2008


Here is a blog post by Stanley Fish about Hillary hatred. I lived through the Clinton years. I voted for Bill Clinton in 1992. Clinton hatred pales in comparison to Bush hatred. I can’t imagine that Hillary hatred will come close to Bush hatred, should she be elected president. What do you think?

Addendum: If you want insight into why Hillary Clinton is hated, read this. She has hateworthy traits.

Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) on the Incomprehensibility of God

Whatsoever we imagine, is Finite. Therefore there is no Idea, or conception of any thing we call Infinite. No man can have in his mind an Image of infinite magnitude; nor conceive infinite swiftness, infinite time, or infinite force, or infinite power. When we say any thing is infinite, we signifie onely, that we are not able to conceive the ends, and bounds of the thing named; having no Conception of the thing, but of our own inability. And therefore the Name of God is used, not to make us conceive him; (for he is Incomprehensible; and his greatnesse, and power are unconceivable;) but that we may honour him.

(Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, rev. student ed., ed. Richard Tuck, Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought, ed. Raymond Geuss and Quentin Skinner [Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996], chap. 3, p. 23 [italics in original] [first published in 1651])


I know I’ve linked to this song before, but it’s worth a repeat. The guitar work is awesome.

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From Today’s New York Times

To the Editor:

Re “Clinton, Obama, Insurance” (column, Feb. 4):

I understand Paul Krugman’s constant warnings about how the health care plan of Barack Obama does not have mandates. Mr. Krugman calls universal health care “a key progressive goal.” He’s right, it is. But you know what’s another “key progressive goal”? Putting a progressive Democrat in the White House. And progressives fear that we would not get that as a result of a Clinton candidacy.

Which is why someone like me, who would sincerely like one day to see single-payer health insurance in this country, is supporting Barack Obama, despite the current shortcomings in his health care plan. Over all, he is the more progressive, and will be much more likely to get more of those “key progressive goals” enacted.

David Guzman
Seattle, Feb. 4, 2008

Note from KBJ: Good luck getting Krugman to focus on other issues. He’s obsessed with health care and won’t shut up about it until everyone has free cradle-to-grave health care, like the French and the Canadians. Of course, there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch. Krugman wants to pay for socialized medicine by soaking the rich.

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It’s Super Tuesday
Everything is on the line
May the best man win


John Hawkins of Right Wing News interviews economist Thomas Sowell.