Not one of these newly-brave free speech-in-the-face-of-religious-persecution advocates bothered to post a word about it.
By the way, all you big shot know-it-all lawyers - how'd THAT work out for ya?
Romney’s current troubles don’t stem from miscalculation or even a duff convention in Tampa but are manifestations of his own political character as heard and witnessed over the past half-decade. This is a man who has altered his positions—not modified, not tailored, not hedged, but utterly transformed—on every single issue from abortion to climate change to the health-care reform that he signed as governor in Massachusetts. Now he runs a campaign that doesn’t want to talk about his record as governor or as a financier and that refuses to put forth an economic alternative of any detail beyond building the Alaska pipeline and lowering taxes for people like himself, even as at the same time he won’t show us what he pays in taxes now or whether he pays taxes at all. His adamant hostility to revealing anything that resembles an authentic belief or credible strategy for accelerating the recovery is not only losing Romney the choice part of the election but the referendum part as well, as the Democrats succeed in making this a referendum on Romney, not Obama. Romney’s selection of Ryan was meant both to reassure the party’s base and bathe the presidential candidate in the glow of the vice-presidential candidate’s reputation as a man of integrity and candor. As evinced by the ticket’s appearances on this past Sunday morning’s news programs and Ryan’s speech at the Republican Convention, when he blamed Obama for a plant that closed during his predecessor’s term and for a Medicare cut that Ryan himself supports and for not embracing a debt-commission report that Ryan himself opposed and for the country’s credit downgrading that Ryan himself brought about as much as any single individual, it is truth-teller Ryan who bathes in the glow of Romney’s irrefutable standing as the phoniest nominee of our lifetime.
David Harsanyi: A Short Visual History of the Creepy Obama Cult.
Really? Really? I mean, REALLY? Is this man joking? Reynolds is backing a candidate with one of the biggest cults in the world and NOW he wants to go there?
It's bad enough Reynolds was of no help on the subject of the Obama cult in 2008 - and Althouse denied it (even to herself) until AFTER OBAMA WAS ELECTED (something Reynolds never called HER on, being blogging butt buddies and not truth-tellers) - but to see it now coming from this goofy NewAge blogger who, less than four hours later, is promoting "CHI RUNNING" makes the whole thing so hypocritically ugly and hysterically stupid I can hardly figure out what to write. You know what? I won't write anything - let me show you what the great "Blogfather," PROFESSOR Glenn Reynolds "believes" in:
Ch'i or qi (pronounced "chee" and henceforth spelled "chi") is the Chinese word used to describe "the natural energy of the Universe." This energy, though called "natural," is spiritual or supernatural, and is part of a metaphysical, not an empirical, belief system. New Agers often refer to this energy as subtle energy. Chi is thought to permeate all things, including the human body. Such metaphysical systems are generally referred to as types of vitalism. One of the key concepts related to chi is the concept of harmony. Trouble, whether in the universe or in the body, is a function of disharmony, of things being out of balance and in need of restoration to equilibrium.
Proponents claim to prove the existence and power of chi by healing people with acupuncture or chi kung (qi gong), by doing magic tricks such as breaking a chopstick with the edge of a piece of paper or resuscitating a "dead" fly, or by martial arts stunts like breaking a brick with a bare hand or foot. When examined under controlled conditions, however, the seemingly paranormal or supernatural feats of masters of chi turn out to be quite ordinary feats of magic, deception, or natural powers.
Vitalism is a popular philosophy in many cultures. Thus, chi has many counterparts: prana (India and therapeutic touch), ki (Japan); Wilhelm Reich's orgone, Mesmer's animal magnetism, Bergson's élan vital (vital force), to name just a few. The concept is very popular among New Age thinking, where it generally goes by the name of energy, though the concept bears no resemblance to the concept as used by physicists.
To find out more about what believers think about chi, look at any of the advertisements on the Internet for chi products. You may be surprised at what miracles people think are possible with a few grunts and groans, and the waving of hands through the air.
Yeah, like "Chi Running." Here's as fine a demonstration of the "chi" concept as I could find:
Didn't I tell you Glenn Reynolds can't spot quackery? Well now I'm telling you something else:
He's got no integrity what-so-ever.
Want proof? Here's the latest post he's put up as I write this:
THE ONE CONSTANT IN GOLF: The Need For Consistency.
Face it - if he plays like he blogs - Glenn "Instapundit" Reynolds HAS to stay in the rough,…
Don't let your hatred of cults cloud your eyes to Chi and Chi running and yoga. They are just fancy words for everyday shit.ReplyDelete
Yoga is stretching and isometrics with relaxation and visualization.
Chi running is Jogging (not running too hard)
Chi is gravity, heat from the sun and air.
And you are delusional:ReplyDelete
Yoga (a 5,000 year old "spiritual practice") is just "stretching and isometrics with relaxation and visualization"?
That's the best diversionary tactic I've seen in years,...