Author Archives: John Howard

Clinton admits DOMA was trojan horse

Hillary Clinton was pressed by Terry Gross on NPR about how she evolved to favor same-sex marriage, and in the course of defending her prior positions, revealed the truth about DOMA that I have been saying was true for a long time: It was a snow job, a trojan horse, and not a defense of marriage at all! But at

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Mark Cuban on racism and hypocrisy

Perhaps some of you have seen that quote of mine on comments by ElectricStrawberry: “I acknowledge having racist and classist and sexist feelings of white male superiority.” -John Howard What I was saying there was the same thing that Mark Cuban was saying recently: I know that I’m not perfect. While we all have our prejudices and bigotries, we have…

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Hughes echoes Romney’s worst moment

“There is a process to follow and we are abiding by that” – Hughes, 2014, bullshitting about their power to release the tally sheets immediately. Nothing prevents her. “I have to follow the law.” – Romney, 2004, unilaterally implementing same-sex marriage in spite of the legislature not changing any laws and the court saying the laws don’t support it and…

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Libertarianism and Transhumanism

My Google alert for Transhumanism sends me an email every day full of links to new stories or videos or discussions about Transhumanism. Here are some that I thought might interest people here. The first one is to a HuffingtonPost article by the author of a popular new book about Transhumanism, reiterating a point that has been made before: Transhumanists

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Lower all wages $5 an hour, give everyone $200/week

Here is my proposal: People should not need to have a job to survive at subsistence levels, with basic health care and shelter and food and clothing. Jobs should be for extra money, to have nicer clothes, more/better food, nicer place to live, and (if desired) more health care. If we lowered all hourly wages across the board $5 an…

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