26 Jul 2011

Should Government be Run Like a Business?

Did any one but me catch what Boehner said at the Begin of his rebuttal? The man who passed out Tobacco lobbyist checks on the floor of the house of representatives referred to the government of the United States as a business!   “Before I served in Congress, I ran

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24 Jul 2011

Climbing Out of a 16 Trillion Dollar Hole!

While watching Democracy Now this past Friday I happen to catch Michael Hudson at the tail end of the program. The thing that blew the vacuum tubes in my mind was the price tag Hudson attached to Wall Streets  global gambling spree; 16 trillion!  Nomi  Prins in her book  “It

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21 Jul 2011

Gil Scott Retires the Shuttle

  30 years and out;  the space shuttle’s years of service has come to an end. The original price tag was $90 billion; the final cost was $196 billion. .. More than double the proposed cost! The late Carl Sagan complained many times that the space shuttle program diverted billions

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17 Jul 2011

Obamabots

    They say the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, but lately I have found that not to be the case.  Today (Sunday July 17th) I attended a house meeting in my neighborhood sponsored by Move-on.org and Van Jones new group “Restore the American

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13 Jul 2011

A “Quick and Dirty” response to Edger’s Post

  In response to Edger:  Questioning growth: “ I want you to image a world” http://my.shadowproof.wpengine.com/edger/2011/07/13/questioning-growth-i-want-you-to-imagine-a-world-2/ At the start of the Iraq invasion a popular slogan repeatedly uttered from the right was “we will fight them over there, so we will not have to fight them over here!” Keep in

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30 Jun 2011

Detroit Red

“I submit for your approval” an common tale of an uncommon man. Malcolm Little on May 19, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska, one of eight children. His father, Earl Little, was a Baptist preacher who supported Marcus Garvey‘s Back to Africa movement. When Malcolm was four, the family moved to Lansing,

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27 Jun 2011

Crabs In A Barrel

Because I long for the wit and comic insight of the recently deceased  George Carlin or even the quick mind of the rarely seen  Janeane  Garofalo I found  myself still watching  “The Daily Show” (Jon Stewart).  Stewart’s manufactured “centrist” (Yuppish)  political style is nothing like the  the edgy,  provocative utterances

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23 Jun 2011

So…

Below are the complete Lyrics to Tracy Chapman’s song, “So”. A work of pure poetry in my humble opinion; in the dog-eat-dog world of Libertarianism Tracy exposes the callousness and sense of entitlement that lurks under the suits. Enjoy the music. “So you make a little money Off of somebody

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20 Jun 2011

Rugged Individualism: Those Who “Like It Rough”

<strong>rugged individualism – individualism in social and economic affairs; belief not only in personal liberty and self-reliance but also in free competition. individualism – a belief in the importance of the individual and the virtue of self-reliance and personal independence   The historian  Howard Zinn  noticed that the promotion of

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16 Jun 2011

Support Congressman Beauregard Hogwash?

None of are free until all of us are free” (MLK).  This is why I am ambivalent about Wiener, Maddow,  Grayson and  Jon Stewart  overlooking   Israel’s  Apartheid  stance  toward Palestinian people. What if (in an alternate reality) there was a Rep. from the South who was pro-slavery (in this

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