On Koch: Mental health, Martin Luther and martyrs…

It would seem if one wanted to get an idea of a person’s mental health, about their emotional disposition, one thing to do would be to take a look at their reactions to receiving hundreds of death threats. Would they brag about it in the media? Would they become introspective? What would they do, especially if they were very wealthy and a captain of industry … Continue reading On Koch: Mental health, Martin Luther and martyrs…

Not my usual subject matter, but sometimes one can’t resist…

So, I keep reading these bits about Madonna, about her freaking out because some fan gave her hydrangeas, as in flowers, and it turns out she hates hydrangeas so she trashed the flowers in front of the fan, and not content to humiliate the person once, she then made a spoof video where she trashed the flowers again so the moment could live on in … Continue reading Not my usual subject matter, but sometimes one can’t resist…

In case you missed it…reflections of a former Republican staffer

Required reading from Mike Lofgren at Truthout: Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult “Barbara Stanwyck: “We’re both rotten!” Fred MacMurray: “Yeah – only you’re a little more rotten.” -“Double Indemnity” (1944) Those lines of dialogue from a classic film noir sum up the state of the two political parties in contemporary America. Both parties are rotten – how … Continue reading In case you missed it…reflections of a former Republican staffer

In a nutshell – another reason Jim DeMint and the Tea Party are complete frauds…

“No, I know for a fact the Constitution expressly forbids global warming, therefore, anyone who speaks of it is committing treason…” Jim DeMint, Senator and self-described Tea Party Rock Star who never saw a constitution he actually wanted to read, recently had this to say about job creation: “DeMint argued, businesses want the government to oppose unions and eliminate regulations, which he said would create “certainty.” “What they want … Continue reading In a nutshell – another reason Jim DeMint and the Tea Party are complete frauds…

GOP…if not the economy, the environment…

Seriously? “The House of Representatives, led by anti-environmental Republicans, are sharpening their knives to gut key health and wildlife protections that could benefit millions of Americans,” Marty Hayden, Vice President of Policy and Legislation at Earthjustice, said in a statement. “These are no small cuts; this is a complete butchering of environmental safeguards. Riders attached to the EPA spending bill decimate protections for air, water, … Continue reading GOP…if not the economy, the environment…

The Most Irresponsible Post I’ll Ever Write…on the Debt Ceiling

Responsibility and irresponsibility to whom, a people, a political party, a pledge… As we’ve sat back, watching this debt ceiling debate rage on, I continue to be struck by what Democrats and Republicans deem to be okay, what they consider to be responsible. It is responsible for both parties to give three trillion dollars in tax breaks to the richest people in this country, under the pretense … Continue reading The Most Irresponsible Post I’ll Ever Write…on the Debt Ceiling

And now, a word from General Electric…

My fellow Americans… We here at General Electric feel it important to take a moment, pause from your Gulf Coast coverage to remind everyone out there just how much and why, we love America. Our love, it’s a lot. Simply, because all you people out there, our trusty employees, our consumers and our NBC viewers, you people will read what follows in the coming paragraphs, … Continue reading And now, a word from General Electric…

And now, a word from our sponsors…I’m having a “moment” version.

And now, a word from our sponsors… Gave Up – Nine Inch Nails, featuring Marilyn Manson The hidden subtext? Obviously… “Throw it away…Throw it away…Throw it away…” Kinda seems what our national politicians are doing these days. The political process is threatening women, children, the environment, life…politicians out there are actually doing detective work on miscarriages to make sure they weren’t secret abortions?  The poor and middle … Continue reading And now, a word from our sponsors…I’m having a “moment” version.