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Entries from March 29th, 2010

Selling Out to Corporations: Gale Norton and Bush’s Department of Interior

March 29th, 2010 · Comments Off on Selling Out to Corporations: Gale Norton and Bush’s Department of Interior · Courts and the Law, Politics

The health care reform debate brought out the wild and wooly in our society. Not simply the rather profane nut cases, but the craziness that we allowed to creep into government under the cover of ideology. The truly discontented members of the middle class in our society must learn what actually happened to their country […]

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Fascism and Neoconservative Republicans

March 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on Fascism and Neoconservative Republicans · Media, Politics, Wars and Militarism

The word “Fascist” as with the terms “Socialist” and “Communist” are thrown around a lot by people who have no idea what they mean. If you want to know what those terms really mean, find someone who was in some branch of military counterintelligence, the CIA, the security section of the State Department, Defense Intelligence, […]

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Health Care Reform and the Fight for American Democracy

March 24th, 2010 · Comments Off on Health Care Reform and the Fight for American Democracy · Health Care, Politics

So…we did it. We passed health care reform. It is simple and basic stuff. The Neocons would like to make it more complicated than it is. Here is what you get and when you get it. This year– Young adults will stay on parents’ medical plan if they wish to age 26. Insurers cannot cancel […]

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American Society at a Crossroads. For People or for Corporations?

March 21st, 2010 · Comments Off on American Society at a Crossroads. For People or for Corporations? · Health Care, Jobs, Politics

We are facing a serious problem as a society. The problem is whether we will approach our fellow citizens as equals, with equal opportunity for a decent, secure life. Will we also look on our less fortunate fellow Americans and offer them a hand up? Or will we turn inward, striving to maximize our lifestyle […]

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Health Care Reform or Obstruction. Whom Should You Trust?

March 18th, 2010 · Comments Off on Health Care Reform or Obstruction. Whom Should You Trust? · Health Care, Politics

On the question of health care, in the absence of actually looking it up yourself, it all comes down to: whom do you believe? Do you believe the Democrats who have created the health care plan? One could assume that they created it as something for which they will be praised. They certainly realize that […]

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Republicans Panic, Call Voters: Be Afraid of Health Care Reform!

March 16th, 2010 · Comments Off on Republicans Panic, Call Voters: Be Afraid of Health Care Reform! · Health Care, Politics

“Hello, this is Congresswoman Judy Biggert. I’m calling to warn you about Medicare…” How lucky am I? My Congresswoman, Judy Biggert was taking the time to call me personally about the dangers of Medicare. She called poor-little-old-me to ask if I wanted to join in on a conference call about health care reform. She is […]

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Who Created the Recession and Who Can End It

March 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on Who Created the Recession and Who Can End It · Economics, Health Care, Jobs, Politics

Jobs, jobs, jobs. It is the mantra of the Liberals. It may also be the mantra of anyone who is out of work and would like to simply earn a living. Seems too much for the Neoconservative Neanderthals to understand. There is one thing that the Liberals and Progressives must lodge firmly in their consciousness […]

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Beware the Ides of March and Neocon Budget Scare Tactics

March 13th, 2010 · Comments Off on Beware the Ides of March and Neocon Budget Scare Tactics · Economics, Politics

We are going through one of those periods right now where the Neocon anti-middle class propaganda machine is cranking out trash day and night. The result of course is that the weirdos crawl out into the daylight where you can see them and read their illiterate scrawling in every electronic blip on the Internet. Of […]

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Unemployment, Job Creation, and Back-of-the-Envelope Economics

March 10th, 2010 · Comments Off on Unemployment, Job Creation, and Back-of-the-Envelope Economics · General, Health Care, Jobs, Politics

Do you want a job? Do you need a job or know anyone who does? Do you think that there are fewer jobs than are necessary for the workforce right now? Sounds stupid, doesn’t it? Sounds ridiculous. Apparently not to Senators John Kyl of Arizona and Sentor Jim Bunning of Kentucky. Bunning held up unemployment […]

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Profile of a Neoconservative: How Neocons Think and Vote.

March 7th, 2010 · Comments Off on Profile of a Neoconservative: How Neocons Think and Vote. · Jobs, Media, Politics, Wars and Militarism

Peter Roskam was elected in 2006 to fill the seat of Rep. Henry Hyde, who retired and died. Roskam is a typical Neoconservative Republican…e.g., a Neocon. He had been a member of the Illinois State House of Representatives. He was in favor of cutting taxes. (Not very controversial.) He was in favor of preventing women […]

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Are You an American or Are You a Neocon?

March 5th, 2010 · Comments Off on Are You an American or Are You a Neocon? · General, Politics

The actions of John Kyl and Jim Bunning recently bring into sharp focus, as Dr. Paul Krugman, the Nobel Laureate has said, the differences between the two most prominent political parties. But it goes beyond that. When are you a citizen of a country? If I move to France to live, am I automatically a […]

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More Idiotic Propaganda From the GOP Lunatic Fringe

March 4th, 2010 · Comments Off on More Idiotic Propaganda From the GOP Lunatic Fringe · Health Care, Media, Politics

The Republicans have lost the battle against health care for their supporters in the health insurance industry. With no more stalling options, they are trying to use propaganda to scare and distract Americans about the federal government. Most of it is just gibberish. Be assured of one thing. We are in no danger of becoming […]

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The Communist Fallacy

March 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off on The Communist Fallacy · Media, Politics

You might want to take everything you know about our country and have a second look. We all used to participate in the defense of our country. Now we have young people, mostly poor, trying to get ahead, who risk their lives for a college education while others, not risking their lives, go to college […]

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Torts, Filibusters, Health Care Reform and Disastrous Supreme Court Decisions

March 1st, 2010 · Comments Off on Torts, Filibusters, Health Care Reform and Disastrous Supreme Court Decisions · Courts and the Law, Health Care, Politics

We are now well into this session of Congress. The Senate has already begun a pace of filibusters that will exceed that of the last session, which was already double the highest number ever. It is very clear. The Neoconservatives are committed not to the constituents who elected them but to large industrial corporations, or […]

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