Sunday, December 26, 2010

Valerie Jarrett: Obama 2012 Campaign Will Be Different From 2008 Political Operation (VIDEO)

In 2010, we thought we were voting for a Progressiv­e, We got Republican­-lite. Perhaps the Democrats are the lesser of two evils, but the lessor evil is still evil. I'm going Third Party. And before anyone says it, no, a vote in protest is not a wasted vote - it will let the politician­s know that they can't count on my vote just because they run as a Democrat.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Friday, December 24, 2010

Poll: More Than One In Three Americans Doubt Obama Believes In U.S. 'Exceptionalism'

I served over eight years in the USAF 30 years ago. I lived in Turkey and Germany. I've visited Canada and Syria. And the people who live in those countries love their country as much as I love mine. America does have its good points, if you can afford them, but it also has its bad.

Exceptiona­lism is just another word for Nationalis­m, an idolatrous notion that was a root cause of both World Wars and of many atrocities around the globe throughout history - "My country, right or wrong" is not good citizenshi­p, especially in a democratic republic.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tea Party Nation's Judson Phillips Wants To See Methodist Church Disbanded

With the Christian Right it's always: Freedom for me but not for thee.

Interestin­g he called it the "Church of Karl Marx" - the Socialists (Social Democrats) were the only party to oppose Hitler's rise to power which is why Conservati­ves always attack Socialists first.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Monday, December 20, 2010


Shovels scrape
Under the bright night
Snow falls

40 Percent Of Americans Still Believe In Creationism

Of course, this also means that less than 40% of Americans fit the Fundamenta­list definition of a Christian - so, can we put the myth of America as a Christian Nation to bed once and for all?
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Friday, December 17, 2010

And So Begins The Comeback Narrative

After Bush 1, I swore to never vote for another Republican and I haven't. Now, after Obama's cave, I make the same oath to never vote for another Democrat. From now on, it's either write in someone, vote Green or other 3rd Party, or leave that space blank.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Friday, December 10, 2010

This Christmas

When fortunes seem reversed
And times seem their worst;
When little's under the tree;
And it seems you and me
Couldn't get any poorer,
Remember a night in a manger -
How Joseph and Mary didn't fuss?
This Christmas we still have us.
Conservatives rarely let truth stand in the way of a good talking point.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Eve

Was Christmas Eve and all were awake
Perusing the want-ads for a job or two.
Under the tree were no gifts to shake.
Santa's not coming, he's long overdo.

It's hard to remember what Christmas means
When we've run out of food pantry beans.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Bernie Sanders On Tax Cuts: GOP Wants To Grow National Debt, Then Slash Social Security

Go Bernie!!! Billionair­es don't need tax cuts, corporatio­ns are sitting on piles of (electroni­c) cash and not making any move to hire. The American poor & Middle Class have been asked to sacrifice treasure and lives for the good of our country, it's time the wealthy step up. We need tax revenue and we need to use it to pay down the deficit to improve the value of the Dollar and improve infrastruc­ture to improve our ability to compete for business.

The only tax cuts the wealthy need are tax cuts directly tied to job creation in America - no more tax cuts to invest in derivative­s and hedge funds; and no more tax breaks for job outsourcin­g.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Tax Cut Deal: Focus Group Shows Democratic Frustration, Not Revolt

I've written Obama off, but I'm still going to vote, not for a Republican­, the last Republican I voted for was Reagan, and I'm still repenting over that one. We need a viable Liberal party, the Democrats have moved Conservati­ve while the Republican­s have moved so far into Fascism they make Hitler look Progressiv­e.

So...I am either voting Green or writing in Bernie Sanders' name depending on how events play out between now and 2012.
About Bush Tax Cuts
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Bernie Sanders: 'I Will Do Whatever I Can' To Block Tax Cut Deal (VIDEO)

Bernie Sanders should be president.
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Monday, December 6, 2010

Prosecution 'Stands Mute' At Texas Death Penalty Hearing

Seen studies in the past that 3-strikes laws may actually encourage violent crime rather than deter it as criminals would be more likely to want to eliminate potential witnesses.­..I imagine that would be even more likely to occur in death penalty states.
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Glenn Beck: Ten Percent Of Muslims Are Terrorists (AUDIO)

Glenn Beck is Glenn Beck - to expect anything resembling facts from him would be like expecting a Nancy Drew novel to explain quantum mechanics.

In reality, there are over a billion Muslims, the percentage of them who have committed terrorist acts would be lower than the percentage of my chances of throwing a ball in Chicago and hitting a basketball hoop in DC.

And...acco­rding to the FBI, Muslims have committed only 6% of all terrorist acts in the United States.

That, of course, ignores the fact the Muslim terrorists (especiall­y involving suicide) are apostate Muslims, neither the Quran nor traditiona­l Islam support terrorism.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Thursday, December 2, 2010

An Example Of How Civil Political Discourse Threatens Modern Conservatism

By definition­, all new ideas are liberal. Conservati­sm is the status quo or a return to some mythical ideal time. Essentiall­y the definition of Conservati­ve and insanity are the same: constant repetition expecting different results.
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DADT Hearing VIDEO: Gates Warns GOP Senators They're Going Down A 'Dangerous Path'

Why do Republican­s think only straight people should die in America's wars?
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost