Archives for November 2011

Pack Up And Go

More media distractions…I think that’s all we’re going to get for at least the next several days. The United States has plenty to deal with; we have still high unemployment levels, beaten/pepper sprayed protestors, troops who are scheduled to return from Afghanistan — and yet our biggest news headliner is Herman Cain and his ever growing bevy of accusers.… [Read more]

Laugh Now, Cry Later

I read many news sites and it’s becoming all too common to see posts in which people say that the Republicans are “funny”.  I know they’re saying that if the right wing sincerely believes that this current lineup of presidential candidates represents their ‘best in class‘, then they must be kidding and they must be quite high.… [Read more]

Goodbye Herman Cain, I Shall Miss You!

Your 15 minutes of political fame as the black guy who almost became the anything-but-Romney-choice for the Tea Party are just about up.  It has been a bizarre horse race up until now — but I’m pretty sure Herman Cain, while still in the race for the Tea Party-backed nomination (hereafter referred to as TeaPublican), is not going to remain a top contender.… [Read more]

Do You Really Want A Revolution?

Revolution is defined as follows:

rev·o·lu·tion    [rev-uh-loo-shuhn]

1.  an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed.

2.  Sociology. A radical and pervasive change in society and the social structure, especially one made suddenly and often accompanied by violence.

3.  A sudden, complete or marked change in something.… [Read more]

And Now, For A Movie Break…

If you happen to have two hours to spare and feel like you want to spend that time being informed, amazed and maybe even appalled, watch ‘The Secret of Oz‘, winner of the 2010 best documentary award.  Here’s the desciption from IMDB.com:

“What’s going on with the world’s economy? Foreclosures are everywhere, unemployment is skyrocketing – and this may only be the beginning.… [Read more]

The Real War

The last two episodes of “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” that I saw really got to me. Both started with rapes – one particularly violent and disturbing because it took place in a mental hospital.

Maybe I’ve lost my spine because, lately, I’m having trouble looking at such things — and that means I can’t tolerate a lot of television these days.… [Read more]

Happy Thanksgiving!

From Wikipedia:  Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day, is a holiday celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. It has officially been an annual tradition since 1863, when during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of thanksgiving to be celebrated on Thursday, November 26. As a federal and popular holiday in the U.S., Thanksgiving is one of the major holidays of the year.… [Read more]

Three Sides To Every Story…

..and all of them belong to Mitt Romney.  The old adage goes “There’s one side, the other and the truth”.  I’ve been watching the GOP debates HAHAHAHAHA!!! and the subsequent clown show media coverage that surrounds the activities that take place away from the debate podium.  My immediate thought is that the pre-election process in this country goes on WAAAAAYYYY too long.  … [Read more]

Taxpayer Funded Benefits For Congress

Taxpayer-funded benefits for members of Congress is a topic I have been bitching complaining about for ages. It’s a point of contention for me that the people who sit as the supreme overlords rulers over the rest of us are able to collect substantial benefits funded by taxpayers especially since they don’t do much to earn them — the same benefits that they seem to think the rest of us are not “entitled” to.… [Read more]

The Not-So-Super Committee

Who came up with this dumb-arse idea? A committee evenly comprised of Democrats and Republicans to do the dirty work of finding over $1 trillion in savings within the federal budget and reduction to the nation’s debt. Really?

I’m sure some of you are wondering if I’m saying that it’s wrong to find ways to save money in the budget; that is not what I’m saying.… [Read more]