I am a big fan of the late, great George Carlin. He had keen powers of observation and I enjoyed his ‘tell is like it is‘ style. This clip was sent to me (again) with a note stating that George must have had a crystal ball. I’m sure he didn’t; he was simply alert.… [Read more]
Archives for October 2011
With so many national issues in desperate need of attention, why is so much time being spent trying to undo any and all prior steps made toward progress?
Point for discussion: women’s reproductive rights. With high unemployment levels, a crumbling national infrastructure, a barely growing economy and a banking system that is still in need of regulatory reform it seems like we as a nation have our hands quite full. … [Read more]
Have you noticed that those who are seriously getting PAID are seriously not paying a damn thing? Seriously!!
We thought we’d post this in light of the news about banks’ record profits, higher fees and unwillingness to pay taxes — all while they lay off thousands of employees.… [Read more]
All I wanna say is that They don’t really care about us…
All I wanna say is that They don’t really care about us…
~ Refrain from Michael Jackson’s They Don’t Care About Us
When I think of people who repeatedly take actions that work against their own best interests, the chorus from Michael Jackson’s song ‘They Don’t Care About Us’ comes to mind. … [Read more]
“When someone shows you who they are, believe them”.
The American people appear to be waking up (albeit still a little too slowly andway late in the day) to the fact that many members of Congress do not have their best interests at heart. In fact, some (many?) seem to have only two unified goals: preventing President Obama from keeping his word to the American people on just about everything and making certain that he serves only one term.… [Read more]
Polls have said for several years that the majority of Americans are against the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. We’re still a long away from peace but, for many, President Obama’s announcement that the troops will be pulled out of Iraq to come home in time for the holidays was a welcome announcement. Of course, we all know you can’t please everyone….… [Read more]
According to government statistics, approximately seven million people in the U.S. are unemployed. For too many, that means scraping by on unemployment insurance.
Federal unemployment insurance is called an ‘entitlement’ program; some politicians who use the word entitlement convey the image of a class of people who feel entitled to receive funds without having done anything to earn it. … [Read more]
The long-term unemployed have the fallen off the radar; nobody seems to be tracking them anymore. Once people have exhausted their 99 weeks maximum unemployment benefits, they fall into the ‘No Zone’.… [Read more]
The word is out: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) settled with Citigroup for $285 million. In yet another case of fraud by a ‘too-big-to-fail’ bank, investors lost millions as the result of being misled — this time, about mortgage bonds. In the settlement, Citigroup doesn’t admit or deny the allegation that they behaved badly and/or did anything wrong by betting against the very mortgage securities they convinced their investors to buy.… [Read more]
These days, just who is the ‘proud worker’? In a lousy economy it’s a challenge for nearly all workers to maintain their optimism…except for this dingbat.… [Read more]
Last night’s debate among Republican presidential candidates was the fifth debate in six weeks. My summary:
- Herman Cain still hasn’t walked away from the very idea that an electric fence to keep out undocumented immigrants may present significant problems — like electrocuting people.
- Rick Perry answered what he felt like answering, rather than the questions Anderson Cooper, the debate’s moderator, asked him.
The media often portrays the Occupy Wall Street movement as one with no coherent message. Of course, as with nearly everything else, we should all consider the source
— especially since mainstream media gave up on real reporting and resorted to talking heads bleating their corporate overlords’ opinions, cast as ‘research’ and ‘investigative journalism’, ages ago.… [Read more]
Poor Charlie Rose…he’s known for his ability to skillfully conduct interviews and gather important information from public figures. I can’t begin to imagine what thoughts were swirling around his brain as he moderated the GOP presidential debate last night. Perhaps something like this?:
Tweedledum and Tweedledee
Agreed to have a battle;
For Tweedledum said Tweedledee
Had spoiled his nice new rattle.… [Read more]
It’s a good thing my blood pressure is at a healthy level… Watching the news, particularly when I see the loathsome faces of the obstructionists also known as the GOP, would be enough for me to bust a major artery makes me wonder just when the interests of the people of the U.S. are going to be placed above dumb-arse politics. … [Read more]
Really? Oh, and by the way, I’m not talking about Republican presidential candidates Herman Cain (Oh Lawdhamercy), Mitt Romney (YAWN!), Rick Perry (WTLF?!?) and Michelle Bachmann (DUH!). I’m talking about the people who currently hold seats in the US Senate and the people they deem worthy of listening to…like Alan Greenspan a.k.a., the fiscal grim reaper.… [Read more]
So…it seems the big headline of the day is that New Jersey’s governor, Chris Christie, has stated AGAIN that he is not going to broaden the pool of current GOP candidates by running for President.
What is it with the mainstream media in this country
ok, I KNOW that there are too many things to list!… [Read more]