New Years Day…

Back…at…it… “Willing To Fight” The windows of my soul are made of one way glass don’t bother looking into my eyes if there’s something you want to know, just ask I got a dead bolt stroll, where I’m going is clear I won’t wait for you to wonder, I’ll just tell you why I’m here…

Republican coincidence and payroll tax holidays…

At the end of this month the payroll tax holiday will expire, and if allowed to lapse, it will come as a tax increase for working lower and middle class Americans. The Democrats, including Obama, are in favor of an extension while many Republicans are not. Many Republicans are demanding the extension be offset by spending cuts elsewhere or…

Sitting at the kid’s table…

Time magazine, in honor of Thanksgiving dinners across the country, felt it appropriate to put its American readers at the kids table this week, giving them a cover they could handle while the rest of the world got the real news, the scary stuff… So, in Europe, Asia and the South Pacific, their readers were…

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…

So the GOP response to economic inequality is…

…running away? …especially when they can’t control who will be in the audience? …especially when many in that audience think Eric Cantor and the GOP response form a large part of the overall problem, championing many policies that cause much of the afore-mentioned economic inequality? Okay then, glad we got that settled. Eric Cantor and the GOP’s official response to…

And round and round we go…NOPD windfalls…

Ahem…for reasons of disclosure, let me start out by saying I am a social worker…I am a social worker but I am also not stupid. I’ve worked in some social programs in my day that were, shall we just say, not cost-effective. However, let me also say that those days were a long time ago….

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…

Occupied thought, beyond demands – from the desk of Chris Hedges…

From Chris Hedges at Truthout…concerning the Occupy Movement… “…These protesters have not come to work within the system. They are not pleading with Congress for electoral reform. They know electoral politics is a farce and have found another way to be heard and exercise power. They have no faith, nor should they, in the political…