Monthly Archives: September 2011

This Might Not Be Constitutional

I once heard of a man who had a choice of jail time or community service. He took community service and had to clean toilets at a state park. I might have chosen jail. Now an Alabama town is giving … Continue reading

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Turnabout Is Fair Play

Ever since Roe v. Wade domestic terrorists have been targeting doctors who provide abortion services. At times they have even gone after those who rent space to these doctors. Recently such a group of extremists held a protest against a … Continue reading

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Do I Have A New Reader?

A couple of days after I questioned Obama’s claim that “This is not class warfare. It’s math,” he seems to have changed his tune: Now the Republicans, you know, when I talked about this earlier in the week, they said, well, … Continue reading

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Bloodthirsty republicans

In the last three republican debates we have seen the true face of this party today. First we had the crowd cheering Texas Gov. Rick Perry for his state’s execution of prisoners even though the question was about the possible innocence of … Continue reading

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The Power Of The Religious Right

I have been writing on this topic for a decade, but today’s installment is about the non-christian religious right based in Israel. For decades Social Security was called the third rail of politics which no politician of any stripe wanted to touch. … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Warren 2016

A two minute video of Elizebeth Warren has gone viral. She was speaking to a standing room only crowd of voters in, it appears, someone’s home. Unlike videos of republicans – who are trying to shut down citizens taking video of … Continue reading

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BHO Is No FDR

The republicans are still refusing to consider any tax increases to make life more fair here in the land of opportunity. It’s no wonder given this compelling anecdote from Rep. John Flemming (R-Teabaggerstan): “In my own case, I own LLCs,” … Continue reading

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Classic Projection

The faults we see in others which most annoy us are the faults we hate in ourselves. Also, when inferring the intentions of another based on observed action, often we think, “Well, I would have done such-and-such for this reason … Continue reading

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Stating the Obvious

One thing that has been true about government service is that it does not pay well. So what do you think would happen if you took government duties and turned them over to private business? Costs go up, of course. … Continue reading

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Dirty Harry

Score one for the Hollywood Bad-Ass: “These people who are making a big deal out of gay marriage?” Eastwood opined. “I don’t give a fuck about who wants to get married to anybody else! Why not?! We’re making a big … Continue reading

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