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Should We Be Taking Michael Moore Seriously?

March 12th, 2017 · Comments Off on Should We Be Taking Michael Moore Seriously? · Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Culture, Democracy, Economics, Education, Health Care, Human Rights, International affairs, Labor, Politics, Populism

Have you seen “Where to Invade Next,” the title of the latest film by gadfly documentarian, Michael Moore? I guess his films are supposed to be funny. But if you like the humor of Ron White or Chris Rock, you might want to pass on Michael Moore. I don’t find his films funny. But wait […]

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How Paul Ryan Plans to Take Away Your Health Care

January 25th, 2017 · Comments Off on How Paul Ryan Plans to Take Away Your Health Care · 2016 Presidential Campaign, Abortion rights, Budgets, Democracy, Economics, Fascism, Health Care, Human Rights, Lobbying, obstruction, Politics, Populism, Trump

Paul Ryan and the Republican/Fascist leaders in Congress want to repeal Obamacare and leave you with the same kind of health care you had before the Affordable Care Act was initiated. (Republican/Fascists are the new Republicans. There are no more moderate or rational Republicans in the Republican Party.) Here is the Republican/Fascist plan. Offer health […]

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The foundations of American Neo-Fascism

September 21st, 2015 · Comments Off on The foundations of American Neo-Fascism · ALEC, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Economics, Education, Fascism, Human Rights, jobs, Lobbying, obstruction, Politics, Populism, taxes, wars and militarism

Hitler, above all, was a racist. He thought that interbreeding between different races was wrong, but not merely wrong—disastrously wrong. He thought that Darwin’s discovery of the laws of evolution extended to humans and races. He was an intelligent, fanatical  and evil man and his dedication to a Fascist world caused the deaths of 50 […]

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Republicans Attacking Americans’ Affordable Health Care

February 9th, 2015 · Comments Off on Republicans Attacking Americans’ Affordable Health Care · ALEC, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Courts and the Law, Economics, Fascism, Health Care, Human Rights, Lobbying, obstruction, Politics, Populism

The Patient’s Responsibility and Affordable Health Care Act—commonly known as Obamacare—had a remarkable milestone recently. After something like the 50th or 60th Republican House vote to repeal (one loses count after so many) the Affordable Care Act, one must ask—why? Hasn’t that plan worked out rather well? How has that plan, one whose signing into […]

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The Next Two Years

November 21st, 2014 · Comments Off on The Next Two Years · Budgets, Democracy, Economics, Fascism, Health Care, Human Rights, jobs, Media, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Wall Street

The November 2014 elections were pretty clear. In some states Senators or Governors won by as many as 70% of the vote. Of course, there is still debate and may be for some time, about the huge numbers of people—far more than the margins of victory in many cases—who were removed from the voting rolls […]

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Democrats in 2014

December 24th, 2013 · 1 Comment · ALEC, Budgets, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Economics, Education, Fascism, Health Care, Human Rights, jobs, Labor, Lobbying, Media, obstruction, Politics, Populism, Romney, Social Security, taxes, The Budget, Wall Street

If you talk to leading progressives these days, you’ll be sure to hear this message: The Democratic Party should embrace the economic populism of New York Mayor-elect Bill DeBlasio and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Such economic populism, they argue, should be the guiding star for Democrats heading into 2016. But the new, Right Wing Democrats […]

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Values, Voters, Loonies and Liberty

October 16th, 2013 · Comments Off on Values, Voters, Loonies and Liberty · Health Care, Human Rights, Lobbying, Politics, Populism, The Budget

The Tea Party Republicans recently released some video from the Voter Values Summit. One can only wonder at the thinking process, if any, in making their conclusions–even factoring in partisan politics. Then one of the speakers said that he was speaking for all the “unborn” (not “undead”—we’re not talking zombie movie here….just political zombies) and […]

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Republicans Oppose Obamacare…and the Middle Class

November 29th, 2012 · Comments Off on Republicans Oppose Obamacare…and the Middle Class · ALEC, Fascism, Health Care, Lobbying, obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, taxes

For years, even decades, the health insurance industry has run medicine in this country. Health insurance is basically when a corporation gets between you and your doctor and tells your doctor if he can perform a procedure to improve your health or in some cases save your life. You pay for health insurance but you […]

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The Predictable Attacks on Obamacare from the Neo-Fascists.

July 17th, 2012 · Comments Off on The Predictable Attacks on Obamacare from the Neo-Fascists. · Health Care, Politics, Populism

The Republicans are fighting as hard as they can to keep all American citizens from having affordable universal, guaranteed rights to purchase affordable health care insurance. In one simple paragraph we can answer most of the objections to the Affordable Care Act. Here it is in summary. The ACA is not a government takeover of […]

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Carolina on My Mind

April 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off on Carolina on My Mind · Human Rights, Media, Politics, Populism, Social Security

In 2010, over 60 seats changed in the U.S. House of Representatives. The South didn’t change that much because the South was already pretty much in the hands of the Republican Party. And when we say the Republican Party, remember that this is not Eisenhower’s Republican Party, the hero of World War II, the Augusta […]

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Obamacare: Attacks and a Bright Future

April 15th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Health Care, Politics, Populism

There is no dearth of those on the media horizon ready to attack the Affordable Care Act. It all stems from one thing…the desire of the health insurance companies and all the related services who have been raping American families for decades to continue their luxurious lifestyles. You can throw about 90% of everything you […]

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The Salesman of Hate

March 19th, 2012 · Comments Off on The Salesman of Hate · Media, Politics, Populism

In 2003, a scumbag by the name of Mark Levin was encouraged by two other scumbags, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh, both of whom made tens of millions of dollars by trashing the government, the Middle Class and the poor and supporting the military-industrial complex, even though they never have, and never would, see the […]

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The High Cost of Neo-Fascism

February 15th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Democracy, Health Care, Human Rights, Labor, Politics, Populism, Social Security, taxes, The Budget

At the very outset, let’s restate our definition of Neo-Fascism. Even if you do not agree with our definition of the current Republican Party being Neo-Fascist, you will at least know why we make that contention. Remember, Populism is the opposite of Fascism. Populism is a political theory that says that everything starts with the […]

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Here Comes the Election Year Propaganda

January 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Economics, Health Care, jobs, Labor, Politics, Populism, taxes

If you think you have been lied to before…you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet. It’s an election year and therefore the amount and the degree of inaccuracy of Republican statements will increase, and already have increased, exponentially. Here are just a few examples. Both Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney have blamed Barack Obama for the lack […]

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The Parable of the Thieves

January 22nd, 2012 · 1 Comment · Health Care, Lobbying, Media, Politics, Populism, taxes, Wall Street

When reason fails, people fall back on superstition. The American society has long operated under the basic principle that hard work creates abundance and abundance may solve all our earthly ills. When that logic, which has always been one of our foundations, along with “fair play” and “brotherhood” among citizens…although a creaky stair-climb with many […]

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