03 Mar 2015

Republican Outrage at Democratic Personal Attacks

Republicans in Congress are united at denouncing the latest democratic attack on Republicans. A statement from Speaker Buhner’s Office reads: Democrats are using Onomatopoeia, alliteration, and bathos to attack prosaic yet grammarless Republicans. We believe this new attack slanders Republicans and especially mocks the Republican Tea Party base. This use

22 Feb 2015

An Unfortunate Death

An Obituary printed in the London Times…. Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will

20 Feb 2015

Lawful Evidence, Cell keys, Stingray and Other Breaches

It appears that a 4-letter agency (UK-based) and a three-letter agency (US-based) have conspired to reduce the security of cell phone users worldwide to approximately zero. Surely, their motives must have been noble; after all, these agencies belong to two governments renowned for their verbal support of democracy and freedom

18 Feb 2015

Obama: Writing the rules for 21st century trade

Let us judge for ourselves what is good for us an what is not. Publish the treaty drafts and list those involved with the treaties and their contributions. The White House Washington

18 Feb 2015

Unions in the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave

Francis Scott Key’s famous lyric claims we live in “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” Aspirationally, we applaud his word choice. Currently, we’d like to be able to agree, but we have a few problems with the description, given the state of the Union at

09 Feb 2015

US Senate Demands Peace and US Disengagement as World Policeman

Think of this report as if seen through a fractal lens which takes you back to an earlier day, when these quotations were originally spoken, by other actors. Then, bring your mind back to the present day, recalling what US senators actually said, and notice the contrast. The US once

03 Feb 2015

US Senate Acknowledes Climate Change Effect, Cause, Not So Much

The US Senate has passed a resolution, along with passing other pieces of effluent, which acknowledges Climate Change. However (and there is always a “however,”) the Senate, while busy passing many things, did not address the Root Cause of Climate Change. This is excellent news, the best news ever! Now

01 Feb 2015

Slave or Free, a Tale of Trade Treaties

What you do or do not do will affect your children, and their children and their children. The question being re-asked is: People over Property or Property over People? If we pick the wrong choice, we will stand to lose all those rights which we hold dear, and which are

20 Jan 2015

Banking Bail In (aka: We’ll take your deposits in the next crisis) – Questions for Our Senators

Here’s a set of questions for which I’d like to get 100 Senate answers, and then publish all the responses. I have sent it to my two senators, Feinstein and Boxer. The Wall Street Journal reports: In fact, US banks presented the Federal Reserve with a bail-in plan to pay

18 Jan 2015

Breathtakingly Cynical – Obama’s New Proposal

In a breathtaking display of Cynicism, the Obama administration has announced a program to provide tax cuts for the “middle class,” and to increase taxes on the rich. This is just a cynical political ploy to polish his appalling legacy, characterized by “Look forward, not backward” in prosecuting torture, kidnapping