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The Problem with Cowboys

January 28th, 2011 · Comments Off on The Problem with Cowboys · Politics

When you elect a guy who really only wanted to be a cowboy as President of the United States, you have a big problem. Because…who follows cowboys? Cattle. And who follows after cattle? Well, more cattle, of course. And then you can imagine people who want to trail along behind the herd. They don’t go […]

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The Populist Solution

January 26th, 2011 · Comments Off on The Populist Solution · Economics, Politics, Populism

Let’s get right to it. Here’s how a political party that had the interests of the People at heart would balance the budget and fix the economy. 1. Billionaires used to pay 97% of the incomes over a certain amount. They did so because this country gave them the opportunity and the markets to make […]

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Paul Ryan’s Yellow Brick Road to Oblivion

January 24th, 2011 · Comments Off on Paul Ryan’s Yellow Brick Road to Oblivion · Economics, Politics, taxes

In this country we have some of the finest economists in the world. Many of them, including Ben Bernanke, Alan Greenspan, Lawrence Summers and Austan Goolsbee work within government to steer economic policy in the right direction. Representative Paul Ryan is not one of them. He is in government, but he is not one of […]

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A Tale of Two Senators

January 20th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Economics, Politics, wars and militarism

One is tough; the other is a slug. You decide which is which. Does anyone remember the old commercial about the guy who drives the guy to the snowplow? How does the guy who runs the snowplow actually get to the snowplow? The answer in that case happened to be Volkswagon. But there is often […]

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The Great Neoconservative Tax Fallacy

January 16th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Politics, taxes

Since Ronald Reagan was elected, the whole thrust of the Conservative and now the Neoconservative movement in Right Wing Republican politics is to tell people a huge lie. It is a lie that started out simply as a lack of understanding by Reagan of economics and business. But, because of his popularity, and a severe […]

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Go Home, Sarah. We’ve all had enough.

January 10th, 2011 · Comments Off on Go Home, Sarah. We’ve all had enough. · Politics

Go home, Sarah. “Back to Alaska,” as the song says. We’re not going to elect Annie Oakley as President, and, besides, we’ve seen you hold a rifle. You ain’t no Annie Oakley, dearie. Women of America, what does Sarah Palin have that you don’t have? What qualifies her to be considered for President rather than, […]

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Neocon Propaganda Kills 6 and Wounds 12 More

January 9th, 2011 · Comments Off on Neocon Propaganda Kills 6 and Wounds 12 More · Politics

So we have another Right-Wing-sponsored murder. Congresswoman Gaby Giffords Kelly was shot through the head, and six other people were murdered, including a nine-year-old girl and a universally esteemed Republican Judge. Oh, no…not so quick, Neocons say. It was not caused by Right Wing Republican propaganda. It was only a person who was anti-government. Well, […]

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Neocons to Middle Class: Forget Health Care Reform. Buy or Die!

January 6th, 2011 · Comments Off on Neocons to Middle Class: Forget Health Care Reform. Buy or Die! · Health Care, Politics

The Neocons have begun their full-scale assault on the middle and lower classes of the American People. It began January 6, 2011, with the initial hearings on the already announced legislative proposal to repeal health care reform. Despite the fact that 7 out of 10 Americans do not want health care reform repealed, the Republicans […]

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“I” for Issa…or for Idiot…Same Thing

January 5th, 2011 · Comments Off on “I” for Issa…or for Idiot…Same Thing · Politics

We have a new Congress coming to office today. John Boehner will weep for the horrific conditions in which our fellow billionaire citizens find themselves. The top 1% of Americans can only muster up 90% of the entire wealth of the country. We recently helped them out of this very humbling position by offering them […]

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Telling Lies on Sunday

January 3rd, 2011 · Comments Off on Telling Lies on Sunday · jobs, Politics

Is it more of a sin to tell a lie on Sunday, the “Lord’s Day” than on any other day? Apparently not for Congress. They seem to have gone completely off the rails. They apparently think that “God,” that ephemeral entity that laid down rules thousands of years ago but who allowed humans to handle […]

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