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Three Senators Vote No On Real Health Care Reform. Toss Them Out!

September 29th, 2009 · Comments Off on Three Senators Vote No On Real Health Care Reform. Toss Them Out! · General

In the Senate Finance Committe hearings on health care today, Senators Baucus of Montana, Kent Conrad of North Dakota, and Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas voted against the mildest form of public option. There is no other conclusion than that they are against real health care reform. Every knowledgeable commentator, reporter, and any objective consultant will […]

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Republicans Must Stop Hate Speech…Or Become the Racist Party

September 29th, 2009 · Comments Off on Republicans Must Stop Hate Speech…Or Become the Racist Party · Culture, General

The Internet and cable television have had an explosive effect upon mass media communications. People who were barely noticable years ago, in small isolated markets both geographically and categorically now have achieved what many of them seek–notoriety. Apparently simple minds have simple objectives. People like Bill O’Reilly, a gossip columnist, who now pretends to authority on political matters. […]

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Truth and Propaganda

September 26th, 2009 · Comments Off on Truth and Propaganda · Culture, Media

The recent rash of articles surrounding the idea that a nightly television personality may have, over time, perhaps become the victim of some kind of neurosis, speaking irrationally, brings up an important subject.  When must we demand truth from media and prohibit irrational speech or speech based on objectives that are antithetical to society’s interests? Several issues are quite clear. […]

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The Organized Republican Right-Wing Resistance

September 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off on The Organized Republican Right-Wing Resistance · Media, Politics

It takes very little to understand it. There is no point in trying to pretend that it does not exist. It is so blatantly obvious that we must discuss it. The Republican Party has decided, fatally in our estimation, to become little more than a resistance group, a revolutionary group, not of the people, but […]

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The Economic Morality of Health Care Systems

September 21st, 2009 · Comments Off on The Economic Morality of Health Care Systems · Economics, Health Care, Politics

Why is health care so expensive? Each American citizen, each identifiable taxpayer, pays about $7,000 per year for health care. On average, that means American families normally pay about $14,000 a year for health care (with some of it paid by employers) where other countries, far less affluent than ours, spend about $8,000…and that is being […]

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The Illogic of the Passionate Right

September 19th, 2009 · Comments Off on The Illogic of the Passionate Right · Politics

Let’s discuss the Right Wing of the Republican Party. There is not much left of the Republican Party but the Right Wing. And who are they? Sarah Palin is a darling of the Right Wing. It is difficult not to be insulting when speaking of this lady. She is a lovely person with a nice […]

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Tea Party Protestors Should be Blaming Bush, Not Obama.

September 18th, 2009 · Comments Off on Tea Party Protestors Should be Blaming Bush, Not Obama. · Politics

If you are reading this and you are one of the demonstrators at the so-called tea parties, there is a lot you obviously don’t know. If you demonstrate against the administration that was elected to restore some rights and some measure of equality for the middle classes then when you protest you are working against […]

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Wall Street Journal Under Murdoch: Propaganda Masquerades as Opinion, Opinion as Fact.

September 17th, 2009 · Comments Off on Wall Street Journal Under Murdoch: Propaganda Masquerades as Opinion, Opinion as Fact. · Economics, Politics

In the Wall Street Journal this morning in mid-September 2009, John Taylor, a noted economist from Stanford has determined, in his wisdom, or that of Rupert Murdoch, or his lieutenants, or Roger Ailes or Sean Hannity or Ann Coulter…take your pick when you are dealing with Neocon propaganda…has said that the stimulus did not work. […]

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What Ever Happened to the Real Republican Party?

September 16th, 2009 · Comments Off on What Ever Happened to the Real Republican Party? · General

It is so interesting, this Neoconservative Republican Party has quite probably fallen to its lowest ebb…perhaps…in its history. The disgusting and moronic tea party placards and vile, ignorant shouting and screaming at government officials, hardly reflects the image of Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Ulysses S. Grant or Dwight D. Eisenhower. Nor does […]

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Government of the Lobbyists, by the Lobbyists, for the Lobbyists…

September 15th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Economics, Politics

There were 14,000 lobbyists in Washington, D.C. in 2008. Those 14,000 lobbyists spent $3.3 billion dollars. That means that, in order to lobby for the health insurance lobby, the media, the oil companies, the financial companies and, yes, the unions spend $6,128,224 for each member of Congress. How much did you spend last year on […]

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Six Corporations Who Control the Media and the Message

September 13th, 2009 · Comments Off on Six Corporations Who Control the Media and the Message · Culture, Economics, Media, Politics

Six huge corporations own media in this country. And they want more. In 2007, Kevin Martin, the head of the FCC and the stooge for the major corporations and their representatives, George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, decided that despite huge consolidation of media already, he would allow a corporation that already owned the principal […]

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Why Tea Party Participants Are Nobodies, Like Most Americans

September 12th, 2009 · Comments Off on Why Tea Party Participants Are Nobodies, Like Most Americans · General

We are seeing a lot of people with signs running around Washington, D.C. complaining about Nancy Pelosi and President Obama, calling them liars, asking for their “freedom” back, complaining about taxes (even though, of all industrialized nations, we have the lowest taxes in the world) and spewing out hate speech of all kinds. Who are […]

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Republicans Have Become the Lunatic Fringe

September 11th, 2009 · Comments Off on Republicans Have Become the Lunatic Fringe · Culture, Media, Politics

When Joe Wilson, who is thus far the GOP Representative from South Carolina, called the President a liar and was quickly found to be himself a liar, something happened that was quite significant. A wound was re-opened that may not soon be closed. How serious was Rep. Wilson’s mistake? For him, it was quite serious. […]

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The Man Who Caused the Recession

September 8th, 2009 · Comments Off on The Man Who Caused the Recession · Politics

 It wasn’t someone at Bear, Stearns or at Lehman Bros. They were doing what they do, or at least doing what they have been doing since 2000. It wasn’t Alan Greenspan, although he had his share of responsibility. No, and it wasn’t Bush, Cheney or Hank Paulson. Bush and Cheney are responsible for everything, not […]

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Dick Cheney and Failure On the Right

September 7th, 2009 · Comments Off on Dick Cheney and Failure On the Right · Politics

Someone made an interesting and valid point on television recently…a significant event in itself. In one brief segment between pharmaceutical commercials for sexual member enhancement on Sunday morning, someone said–it doesn’t matter who because they are all dipping into the same well of nonsense–that we now have a partisan Democracy. That is to say, we […]

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