Monthly Archives: May 2006

Today’s Topic: The Environment

There is absolutely no question that human activity (i.e., industrialization) over the past 150 years or so has affected our environment. Acute instances are easy to identify: Three-Mile Island, Love Canal, Chernobyl, and the 1,305 Superfund sites (45 in Illinois, … Continue reading

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The Good Old Days

There is a long history of the United States undermining democratically elected governments around the world and putting despots in charge. Central and South America in the 1980’s saw numerous examples of the U.S. violating the sovereignty of nations there. … Continue reading

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“No New Taxes”

For the ultra-wealthy, at least: From the NY Times: The $69 billion tax cut bill that President Bush signed this week tripled tax rates for teenagers with college savings funds, despite Mr. Bush’s 1999 pledge to veto any tax increase. … Continue reading

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An American Treasure

An excerpt from a recent interview with Howard Zinn: Shelly R. Fredman: Has the Left responded adequately to the kind of fascism we see coming from Bush’s people? Street protests seem to be ineffective; it’s sometimes disheartening. Howard Zinn: The … Continue reading

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The Economy: Continued

The morning after writing the post below, Karl Rove made a speech at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) on, of all things, Bush’s economic policies. For those who have not heard of AEI, Rove said this about them: “Our conservative … Continue reading

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Fun Stuff

Here are some “quizzes” I came across: The Idiot Test I am 32% Idiot. I ain’t too bright. But all those other idiots annoy the hell out of me. I may not be the brightest bulb in the bunch, but … Continue reading

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Interesting Stuff

Here are the winners of the Koufax Awards recognizing the best blogs of 2005. Check these sites out for some interesting reading.

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Today’s Topic: The Economy

These days, we often hear that the economy is doing better. The question is: For who? The talking heads who tell us that things are looking up are generally in the upper income brackets. What even they don’t realize, it … Continue reading

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Easter 2006 at Monica and Bob’s

Below is a slideshow of the 12 photos. Click here for the original page (opens in new window). No iframe support

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Six Months

In a mere 6 months you’ll have another opportunity to speak out on the Bush administration and the GOP agenda. I am of course talking about mid-term elections. Mid-terms generally revolve around local, versus national, issues, and draw even fewer … Continue reading

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