Post 2010 Election Perspective

4 11 2010

After such a disappointing election where the forces of fear, bigotry, superstition, and misinformation triumphed over the proponents of hope, compassion, science, and enlightenment I needed a little something to restore my sense of perspective.  If you need a little of the same I strongly recommend you watch this.  It’s all kinds of awesome.

Religions tell children they might go to hell and they must believe…while science tells children they came from the stars and presents reasoning they can believe.

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Democratic Vs. Republican Tax Plans

17 08 2010

What is the difference between the tax plans being proposed by the Democrats and the Republicans? If you make as much money as 98% of Americans the answer is “not much difference”. If, however, you make over $1 million dollars a year you will have a decidedly different answer.

Of course we all know that the Republican tax cuts to the super wealthy will pay for themselves (just like they have for the past ten years) with all that massive increase in trickle down voodoo economics. [/snark]





Not All Wars Are Just, Some Are Just Wars

14 12 2009

Dennis makes too much sense to get any air time or attention from the media.  Here’s my small attempt to remedy that.





Too Big To Fail Redux (or) There Really IS A Regulation Fairy!!!

26 10 2009

If my memory serves me I seem to recall writing a little ramble nearly a year ago that suggested that it should be illegal for any company to become ” too big to fail”.  I might have even suggested if a company deemed “too big to fail” requires government rescue it must  either be divided into two or more smaller economically non-critical corporations or, if breaking it up is impossible, such a super critical company must, obviously, become a part of the federal government.

Well lookee lookee at what the regulation fairy brought us this morning!!

Representative Barney Frank, the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, would introduce legislation as early as this week. The measure would make it easier for the government to seize control of troubled financial institutions, throw out management, wipe out the shareholders and change the terms of existing loans held by the institution.

Well would you just look at that?!  Kick the Republicans out and a smidgen of common sense regulation takes root 8 months later!  I wonder when the Single Payer Health Care fairy will make her rounds?





Something Is Wrong In America

5 10 2009

A pretty good essay.  Give it a whirl.





Then And Now

7 09 2009

As usual TMW hits it on the head.





Speaking Truth To Stupid

6 09 2009

John Harwood drops a hot steaming bag of truth at the doorstep of right wing provocateurs, lights it on fire, and rings the doorbell.

About fucking time someone called it like it is.