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Entries from September 30th, 2010

One Nation Rally. October 2, 2010, the National Mall, Washington D.C.

September 30th, 2010 · Comments Off on One Nation Rally. October 2, 2010, the National Mall, Washington D.C. · Capitalism, Human Rights, Jobs, Media, Politics, Populism

If you can attend, it is this weekend. It will be the biggest event on the Mall in many years, a very large number of organizations, including the many various state chapters of the Democratic Party will be busing in people to the Mall for this assembly. It is both significant and also important that as […]

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier….Muslim?

September 28th, 2010 · Comments Off on Tinker, Tailor, Soldier….Muslim? · International affairs, Politics, Populism, Wars and Militarism

Are American Muslims here only to spy on us? Are they inherently evil? Are they keeping deep dark secrets hidden in the bowels of the Mosques? The answer is….. Wait. Are we talking about the Muslims or the Catholics? A few years ago it was the secret papal rituals of the Catholics and their Agnus […]

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Republican Pledge: Restore Scrooge’s America

September 26th, 2010 · Comments Off on Republican Pledge: Restore Scrooge’s America · Economics, Politics, Taxes, Wall Street

Remember good old Ebenezer? He was more concerned with his wealth than his family or his employees or his community. In other words, he was a Neoconservative Republican. If you take seriously the plan released Thursday by the House of Representatives at a lumber yard outside of Washington, D.C., you are happily voting for good […]

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The Danger in a Republican Takeover of Government

September 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on The Danger in a Republican Takeover of Government · Lobbying, Media, Politics

It is pretty clear now what is happening. The Republicans, so close to a literal takeover of the government under Bush and Cheney (see Presidential rule # 51) have decided that they will attempt a literal political coup. Some of the statements made by the new Tea Party Republican Senatorial candidates (they are all Republicans) […]

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Attack of the Neocon Obstructionists

September 20th, 2010 · Comments Off on Attack of the Neocon Obstructionists · Media, Politics, Taxes

In Professor Paul Krugman’s blog on the Internet, “Conscience of a Liberal” there are usually a number of very imaginative and often very enlightening comments from very knowledgeable people. It is a learning experience for both those who believe, and those of us who do not believe, in the serious value of economics. Or, as […]

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Politics: Save Yourself First – Part II

September 17th, 2010 · Comments Off on Politics: Save Yourself First – Part II · Economics, Media, Politics, Populism, Taxes

They will always try to get you with words and slogans. Words and slogans are fun but they aren’t facts. The rich are funding much of the media and a whole host of hidden propaganda machines. And they are creating buzz words to influence your thinking. Two of the key words to watch out for […]

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Politics: Winning in Class Warfare — Part I

September 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on Politics: Winning in Class Warfare — Part I · Capitalism, Human Rights, Jobs, Media, Politics, Populism, Taxes, Wall Street

In the early evening of a summer night in New York City, or Dallas or Los Angeles, or Miami, there is a slow, quiet movement of long, dark-windowed vehicles. They move quietly to centers of activity where bright lights outline the architecture and gowned women and men in expensive suits emerge, smiling and laughing. The […]

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The New Republican Aristocracy

September 13th, 2010 · Comments Off on The New Republican Aristocracy · Politics

The United States of America was never meant to be a Socialist or Communist society. Not merely because Communism has been characterized by the Soviet or the Chinese or the Cuban models as a pagan system. Nor that they turned out to be top-down authoritarian dictatorships. There was never the idea that each person in […]

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The Case for Raising Taxes

September 8th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Case for Raising Taxes · Capitalism, Politics, Taxes, Wall Street

For so many years we have been told that tax cuts stimulate the economy that most of us cannot accept the fact that raising taxes will not be counterproductive to expanding the economy. But that is exactly the case. Taxes may influence behavior. If you tax cigarettes or gasoline very heavily, some reduction in consumption […]

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A Proven 80-year-old Plan for Recovery

September 5th, 2010 · Comments Off on A Proven 80-year-old Plan for Recovery · Corporations and Industry, Economics, Labor, Media, Politics, Wall Street

The American People, according to polls, have now floundered their way into a strong majority willing to literally destroy their lives and those of their children. The latest polls show many Right Wing Republicans ahead in the polls. This is beyond stupidity. If the Republicans were advocating a return to moderation, one might think that, […]

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The Grand Illusion, Part II

September 1st, 2010 · Comments Off on The Grand Illusion, Part II · Corporations and Industry, Lobbying, Media, Politics, Taxes

Part II — Who is telling all those lies…and why? They met on the mall in Washington, that renowned place for great assemblies. They were baby-boomers and beyond and overwhelmingly white. (Maybe when you call a Liberal African-American President, raised by white grandparents a ‘racist” as Glenn Beck did, you may turn away people of […]

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