Ethical Dilemmas in Healthcare

This past Friday, after only weeks of negotiations over the American Health Care Act (AHCA), Republicans had to admit defeat as they were forced to pull their repeal from the House Floor. The recent turmoil surrounding healthcare in the United States has shed light on my existing issues in healthcare, and defining new terms for the same.… [Read more]

Human Nature and Economics

Economic policy doesn’t have much to do with ideology.

At least, not in the way it has become popular habit to pretend.

There are (who can keep track? 30 or so?) different presidential candidates announced so far, and with more than a year to go before the primaries are over (to say nothing of the actual election), plenty of time left for more brilliant minds to enter the field.… [Read more]

Polls and Polling

The other day I saw another post by Scott Rasmussen of The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll and I thought, oh crap, more crap from Scott. Then I started to wonder about polling in general and thinking back to my college days when I ran into statistics…oh boy, what fun. I try not to wonder and ponder too much because I usually end up in trouble.… [Read more]

Note to John Boehner: Remember Pearl Harbor

I’ll call you John, because even though you are the Speaker of the House I won’t give you the respect your position should accord. You are a leader in name only.

You and your party have declared war on the jobless, women, children, the aged, immigrants, the sick, the tired, the poor, and the hungry at the national and state levels.… [Read more]

Ask Mrs. Vera: Will Republicans filibuster the right of Democrats to filibuster?

Dear Mrs. Vera,

Will Republicans filibuster the right of Democrats to filibuster, or something?

Regards, Your Friend Flicka The Right Hon. Sen. James Strom Thurmond, ret’d., dec’d. Playtex™ Corporation Maidenform™, Inc. The Senate Republican Caucus Of The Itty Bitty Titty Committeee Mr. Smith… [Read more]

Decisions, decisions, decisions…and politics

I’m putting a new ceiling on our porch and the photo shows what I’m doing. Now, you ask yourself, “What does his porch ceiling have to do with decisions and politics?” Be patient and read on for the answer.

Our old porch ceiling needed replacement so I checked on what I believed were suitable materials that would give me the effect my wife and I wanted.… [Read more]

‘Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act’ Voted on by Congress

An update on the Republican party’s insistence on pushing forward with its ‘War on Women‘: The “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” is a direct challenge to the Supreme Court’s decision in the 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalised abortion up to the time a fetus is considered ‘viable’, which is generally considered to be approximately at the 24-week stage of pregnancy.… [Read more]

Blame Mom!

It seems I can’t win. Apparently if I am not screwing up education as a teacher, I’m doing it by being a working mom.

source: cbsnews.com

This past week, in a forum hosted by The Washington Post, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant announced that all the problems in education can be tracked back to women joining the work force.… [Read more]

#DoYourJobGOP!

The rhetoric that is coming out of Washington DC is so loud that the Republicans in House of Representatives and Senate cannot hear the American people. It seems there is nothing more important than stopping President Barack Obama from accomplishing anything. This, of course, comes at a time in American history when ideology is more important than jobs, unnecessary gun deaths and poverty, all of which affect the American economy.… [Read more]

It’s an ‘Obamanation’…Or so the fear goes.

abomination [əˌbɒmɪˈneɪʃən]

noun 1. a person or thing that is disgusting 2. an action that is vicious, vile, etc. 3. intense loathing

It’s clear that many on the right view President Obama as an abomination worthy of disdain — but is it possible that what the electorate is witnessing is their fear that the extremist ideology touted by the right continues to lose support?… [Read more]

We Can’t “Spring Forward” if We’re Going Backwards

“Spring forward”….yes, that’s a good message to share as we wrap up another week. In taking stock of the past week’s events, we can see that several things took place that lay a foundation for moving forward, including but not limited to improvement in the nation’s employment figures, record-setting stock market averages, reauthorisation of the Violence Against Women Act, and even (some) Senate Republicans broke bread with the President to discuss getting beyond the self-imposed sequester.… [Read more]

For the Love of God, Give Texas Back to Mexico

This week, the White House dashed the hopes of millions of Americans when it rejected a request for Texas to sever its ties with the U.S. Bad news for the more than 125,000 people who signed the online petition for Texas to secede. Far worse news for the rest of us!

My issue with the Lone Star state, aside from the fact that it keeps launching the careers of politicians named Bush, is that Texas is a colossal embarrassment to our country.… [Read more]

Driving away talent: A new Senatorial low.

After an election which raised the number of women in the Senate to a historical peak of 20, freshman Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) effectively cooked her own goose playing a third rate Ann-Margaret understudy in the latest Republican remake of Grumpy Old Men to block a highly qualified Susan Rice from a conjectural Secretary of State nomination to make political points.… [Read more]

Right Wingers Find New Mary Jo Kopechne

Two of these people, dead before their time, are used by Republicans to raise a lot of money. One was killed by a Republican. Nobody raises a cent for that one.

The victim had every reason to believe there was a long, successful life ahead. Seated in the car, there was no reason to worry, no way to know that death was just seconds away.… [Read more]

Weekly Wrap: Broadway Cares Enough to Say “One Term More”

Broadway Cares…and so do we. Tuesday’s presidential election is critical; it will determine if the citizens of this nation want to move backwards to a time of greater economic inequality, a perpetual ‘War on Women‘ and a renewed era of deregulation.

This election will chart a course. Americans must decide if they’re willing to move backwards to the ‘good old days‘ that weren’t good for everyone — or if they want to embrace the change that will help this nation grow and provide for its people.… [Read more]

The Deficit – It’s Not What Republicans Want You to Believe

The deafening noise coming from Republicans about the deficit is nothing but a lot of…. noise. Most of these people, especially on the far fringe right, are talking about something that they really do not understand.

Many understand the underlying thought but a picture will help to reinforce the concept. Towards that goal, here is an extremely simplified picture of the economy:

The concept to keep in mind here is that the economy is a network of circulating money.… [Read more]

Republican 2014 Senatorial Candidate Tells Man with Parkinson’s Disease, “Get a Life, Cripple!”

William Robert Looman, 601 Ridgeview Dr, Waco, GA 30182-3437, has thrown his hat into the ring to challenge Republican incumbent Senator Saxby Chambliss in 2014.

Listing his profession on his Facebook page as “Politician”, Looman announced:

FOR THE GREAT STATE OF GEORGIA, I WILL THROW MY HAT IN FOR THE BID FOR U. S. SENATE, AGAINST SAXBY CHAMBLISS, IN 2014.[Read more]

Nebraska Republican Senate Candidate Deb Fischer’s Unscrupulous Land Grab

No good deed goes unpunished, particularly a good deed offered to someone who views life through the lens of naked greed and ambition. Enter Nebraska Republican Senate candidate Deb Fischer, a woman without scruples, neighborly values, or a moral center. We can talk more – all day, in fact – about the reasons honest, honorable Bob Kerrey should be elected, but this story is about his opponent, Deb Fischer, and a land grab that violates pretty much every rule we’ve ever been taught about human values, honesty and compassion.… [Read more]

‘No Hiring Until Obama’s Gone’ Guy HIRES a Guy — and Obama’s Not Gone

Oh, and he’s running for the US Senate.

Seriously.

You may recall hearing something about this around a year ago when I worked as a writer for the woebegone Examiner.com (before I was canned for excessive truth telling that interfered with the Examiner’s conservative money-making business model), I tracked down a story about Bill Looman, a tin-plated dictator who runs the North Georgia Militia.… [Read more]

I’m Voting Republican Because…

Get real. We can’t even say that with a straight face.

Our pick of the week video sums up how many of us feel about why voting for the GOP is not an option.

#Backwards…… [Read more]