Monthly Archives: December 2011

Would You Let Your Kid Play Football?

I have had several conversations recently about the dangers sports pose to kids, and this was on my mind when reading a New York Times article. The piece was on how some NFL players, including Bear’s legend Jim McMahon, are … Continue reading

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Trust The Bank At Your Peril

The truth is out there, and yet nothing changes. As with other political deceptions, the cheating by the banks is being consciously ignored, and even abetted, by our politicians. Matt Taibbi, always an excellent source of news on financial hanky-panky, points to … Continue reading

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The Defense Industry Beast

We have yet to have any real discussion about cutting defense spending. And now we have the added obfuscation of the “homeland security” crowd sucking up dollars left and right. But did you know . . . In view of … Continue reading

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A Sign Of Quiet Strength (Shown Silently)

Obama makes a statement by staying in Washington over the holidays, but this zen being by not being stuff isn’t good for headlines. Hopefully he will make some overdue recess appointments. No doubt this is part of his War on … Continue reading

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Perry Leaks NWO Bombshell!

It seems Perry has really brushed up on his international relations and foreign policy details. He’s in so deep that he let slip that Canada is now part of the United States: Rick Perry in Iowa: “Every barrel of oil … Continue reading

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Ideology Isn’t Even Skin Deep

Rick Perry once dangled the secession card in front of us, but now wishes for the federal government to intervene on his behalf in the whole Virginia imbroglio. Imagine, only two candidates actually doing the work necessary to get on … Continue reading

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Educational Reform Bait-And-Switch

Education reformers make many unsubstantiated claims that their idea is in the best interests of the student. A case in point: At the National Opportunity to Learn Education Summit earlier in December, Diane Ravitch (PDF) explained how a false civil … Continue reading

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If Only It Were So

The First World War was inaptly nicknamed The War To End All War. Likewise, claiming that an ideological talking point like “austerity” will be dropped by the trickle-down economists and politicians is too much to hope for. And yet, RJ … Continue reading

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Let The Debt Limit Games Begin (Again)

It seems that the Obama Administration set the ball rolling on raising the debt ceiling while Congress was out of town: The key issue is the 15-day deadline Congress has to vote on a resolution of disapproval of the President’s … Continue reading

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The Other AEI

In my last post I mention my time with the Audubon Expedition Institute, or AEI. And here we have the evil AEI – the American Enterprise Institute – at the center of the vast right-wing conspiracy: Times business columnist Joe … Continue reading

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