I’m sure you all know just exactly how crappy the economy is these days; I have been experiencing my own personal recession since February, 2009, when I was laid off from a long-term job that I loved. Since then, I’ve been riding the rollercoaster from hell and I can’t seem to get off. I was actually hired less than 2 weeks after my initial layoff, and I soon found out that I was the fourth assistant my new employer had hired – in less than 2 years.… [Read more]
Although we have moved forward by one week, events we discussed this week may make us wonder if we’re going backwards. Here we are in 2012 and we’re revisiting things that took place during the McCarthy era: loyalty oaths that threaten our ability to function as a democracy and ramped-up requirements that threaten trample on voter’s rights.… [Read more]
Sometimes the best approach to moving forward is to take time to look back in order to see what we’ve come through and what, if any, lessons we’ve learned. While economists say that America’s economy is pulling itself out of the economic downturn, with the global economy still on shaky ground it is clear that America still a long way to go to achieve across-the-board economic stability.… [Read more]
According to Wikipedia:
“Boxing Day is traditionally a day following Christmas when wealthy people and homeowners in the United Kingdom would give a box containing a gift to their servants. Nowadays Boxing Day is better known as a bank or public holiday that occurs on December 26, or the first or second weekday after Christmas Day, depending on national or regional laws.… [Read more]
I got plenty of nothing
And nothing’s plenty for me
I got no car – got no mule
I got no misery
Folks with plenty of plenty
They’ve got a lock on the door
Afraid somebody’s gonna rob ‘em
While they’re out making more – what for?
~”I Got Plenty Of Nothing” from the musical Porgy and Bess. … [Read more]
Are we seriously stuck on stupid??
How is it that a nation with some intelligent people can be so stuck in the muck of its own inability to compromise, care about what happens to others and realise their impact on the rest of the world?
America is in the midst of its own self-created drama; for several months we have been talking about the impact of not raising the debt ceiling and now we’re down to the end of the noose rope. … [Read more]