The hardest political choice…

Compassion… That’s right, compassion… I keep hearing politicians talk about hard choices, about tough decisions and being realistic…you know, their usual line and all of it typically means only one thing…but I’m getting ahead of myself here… Let me start over… So, few days ago I was blocking traffic on a bridge as part of a national day of action. Good time, didn’t necessarily agree … Continue reading The hardest political choice…

Feds, Coast Guard, join BP to prove they’ve learned very little…

In two developments this past week, British Petroleum officially welcomed the Coast Guard and the Federal Government to their party that history forgot. Behind the ivy covered walls, steel doors and security guards of BP headquarters, Bob Dudley toasted Coast Guard Captain, Julia Heim and BOEMRE head, Michael Bromwich, celebrating a rousing relapse of maritime irresponsibility and forgetfulness. Toast completed, Bob turned on the tequila fountain, shaped like a deepwater … Continue reading Feds, Coast Guard, join BP to prove they’ve learned very little…

An open letter to the President, and both the Democratic and Republican Parties…

Hell, even GW Bush is impressed with how far to the right you managed to push budget negotiations… you know, to help the people you uh, you promised to help? Hello… So, I might as well address this to the highest ranking of you, though I’m not so sure that’s something to be proud of these days…in fact, from where I sit it’s something to … Continue reading An open letter to the President, and both the Democratic and Republican Parties…

I am the 99 and the 53 percent…

Hello… I am a former boy scout, altar boy, baptized and confirmed atheist. I make around $35,000 a year. I am a committed social worker and divorced, college graduate. I work out every day, but really like Popeye’s chicken so sometimes, one step forward, two steps back. I rent. I have no debt. I own a car. I don’t want a car but I need … Continue reading I am the 99 and the 53 percent…

Saints vs. Carolina, and Michael Jordan, and Barack Obama…

Yes, I love the New Orleans Saints…but of equal important in this week’s game are the following five simple facts: 1. I hate Michael Jordan. 2. Michael Jordan is involved with the Charlotte Bobcats, located in the same city as the Panthers. 3. Micheal Jordan used to play for UNC, a college located very close to Charlotte. 4. I’m assuming that since Michael Jordan is so … Continue reading Saints vs. Carolina, and Michael Jordan, and Barack Obama…

Hello, Mitt? It’s me, Drake…go fuck yourself!

So, Mitt Romney, running for president on the GOP ticket…that same all encompassing candidate who said he didn’t find the booing of a gay soldier to be reprehensible, that same guy who said he knew what it was like to be unemployed, the very same multimillionaire who pays a lower tax rate than I do, whose $12 million dollar mansion is inadequate, you know, small, so … Continue reading Hello, Mitt? It’s me, Drake…go fuck yourself!

Nalco…not just following orders…

Nalco, the makers of Corexit disperant, are on the line for what could be hundreds of thousands of personal injury claims with the company’s request for immunity being quashed yesterday in a ruling by US District Court Judge Carl Barbier. The chemical company, whose product British Petroleum execs once called safe as dish soap had requested immunity from any lawsuit because they claimed to be … Continue reading Nalco…not just following orders…

Setting aside my cynicism…Occupy Wall Street

I freely admit, I can be cynical…really cynical. Which is probably why when I heard of the Occupy Wall Street protest, my first question was: if they are trying to cause trouble on Wall Street, why the hell are they doing the protest on a Saturday? At the time, I didn’t know it was going to be an ongoing thing, but even when I found … Continue reading Setting aside my cynicism…Occupy Wall Street