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Nazi Is Not Always a Bad Word.

March 28th, 2011 · Comments Off on Nazi Is Not Always a Bad Word. · Politics, Wars and Militarism

Not if it is used as a warning. Not if it describes a group out to get you. Not if it is the truth. When would we call someone a Nazi? Well, it is done all the time by those who don’t really mean it and have no basis for saying it. But when it […]

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Understanding Political Reality

November 13th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Corporations and Industry, Health Care, Lobbying, Media, Politics

Life is not a game show. The realities of electing the moronic, semi-troglodytic President’s son as President…or having the Supreme-Court-justice son of a rumored Fascist appoint him…should have proved that. From $5 trillion in debt and a balanced budget to a $14 trillion in debt and a commission trying to figure out how to keep […]

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The Myth of the American Political Center

December 28th, 2009 · Comments Off on The Myth of the American Political Center · Health Care, Media, Politics

Because of the intensity of the debate on health care reform, and the Republican ideological war on the middle class, we are now hearing much talk about the “American Center,” the supposedly independent political middle. The fact is that there is no political middle, polls notwithstanding. The only poll that matters, politicians will tell you […]

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Fools, Damned Fools, Morons…and Sean Hannity

December 16th, 2009 · Comments Off on Fools, Damned Fools, Morons…and Sean Hannity · Media, Politics

There are a number of so-called commentators who are paid enormous sums to distort the truth on Fox News Channel in order to persuade poor and middle class people to vote against their own best interests. Sean Hannity is perhaps foremost among those. If you tell a sophisticated New Yorker that Sean Hannity is basically […]

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Reality, Fantasy and Leadership

November 11th, 2009 · Comments Off on Reality, Fantasy and Leadership · Politics

Since the latter part of the last decade of the 20th Century, the once-great United States of America has fallen into a trap. That trap is that we can continue to be great without paying the price for greatness. Everyone knows the price but no one is willing to pay it. The price is a […]

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What’s in a Name? Republicans Are Now the Neoconservative Obstructionist Party

October 31st, 2009 · Comments Off on What’s in a Name? Republicans Are Now the Neoconservative Obstructionist Party · General, Health Care, Media, Politics

Shakespeare and the current Republican Party do not exactly fit within the same imagery. We do not see Sarah Palin quoting Shakespeare,  something that might not surprise us to hear from either the President or the Vice President. The point is that we have long, long since reduced our  expectations of erudition or even fiscally […]

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Turncoat Lieberman, Bought By Health Insurance Companies

October 28th, 2009 · Comments Off on Turncoat Lieberman, Bought By Health Insurance Companies · Health Care, Politics

The clear message is that Senator Joseph Lieberman, like Duke Cunningham and others, including Senator John McCain of Arizona, has now taken his former respected status and sold his character and reputation to the highest bidder. In Lieberman’s case, his reputation was earned as a supporter in his early career of issues such as civil […]

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Join In an Economic Revolution

October 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off on Join In an Economic Revolution · Economics, Politics

Rather than complaining about our lives, our incomes, our ability to maintain some kind of minimal lifestyle, it may be time to do what every good militant has done since before Lenin or George Washington….join up. We need to bite the bullet and become more active in some kind of populist group. Some may participate […]

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New Energy Jobs Coming From Either Democrats or Republicans

October 1st, 2009 · Comments Off on New Energy Jobs Coming From Either Democrats or Republicans · Economics, Politics, Science & Technology

Yesterday the Democratic Senate announced its new “Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act.”  Soon after a group of GOP Senators discussed their similar legislation, with the differences in the two being what you would imagine. Clean energy means different things to the two political parties. The Democratic proposal involves the development of new clean energy sources, […]

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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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Republicans Have Become the Lunatic Fringe

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