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In the recent elections, voters sent Obama a clear message about their dissatisfaction of the way he handled the economy. Republicans celebrate. But to satisfy voters, Republicans, too, will have to examine, and often let go of, their most fundamental beliefs.It was the belief in minimal government intervention which created the credit crisis that led to the current state of the economy. It is the belief in free markets that moved jobs to cheaper places and increased unemployment. Many of the richest republican supporters, who blame the Obama administration for the job losses, have... (more)
Venal flawed existence
No thought to language or
aspiration to meaning,
all yearning for truth adulterated--
on Benches of Greed.
Where are the heroes?
Oh, let me sing you.
Do not fling yourself on the altar of
your conscience's death:
mind sacrificed to paltry truths,
enunciations carrying the weight of tin.
Flap not on empty windows
or abandoned domiciles
then dubiously re-gifted
to Purveyors... (more)
Are the people of America going to do anything about the direction this country is going? Have we all became so lazy and complacent that we are going to sit around and just let these corrupt politicians make our decisions for us?
I'm not talking about just the goons in office now but those that want in office too. We need another Reagan--someone that believes in this country. I've attended the teaparty movements but I'm still not sure they have the answers either.
The average middle class American doesn't seem to have a voice anymore. It's so expensive just to maintain a comfortable... (more)
Not too long ago, there was a rally held in Washington, D.C. Though I wasn't in the District of Columbia for the rally, I had a friend with me and the two of us decided to take advantage of all there was to see as a tourist in the area. So, as the rally was held right in front of the Lincoln Memorial, and that was on the list of things to visit, there was a lot to hear and see whether one wanted to or not.
Many who spoke before hundreds who were on hand that day, talked of the need for change in leadership. This was nothing I was surprised to hear. And this was nothing that I felt was... (more)
Author's note: I wrote this article a little more than two years ago when it seemed that every time a vote was to take place or an election was upcoming, the powers that be would start the fear mongering about Osama Bin Laden. Once the Bush crowd left office, it was safely assumed the practice would end, but to our great national shame, there are those who would use the specter and ghost of a dead man to frighten people into voting one way or the other.
Read this article in the context of the time when it was written and then ask yourself, who is really behind these stories finding themselves... (more)
Best estimates state that between 4 and 5.5 million Americans are 99ers with an estimated 40,000 more a week joining that total. The U.S. unemployment rate hovers at 9.6%. 99ers are unemployed, through no fault of their own, United States Citizens who have used 99 weeks of unemployment insurance, including 67 weeks extended insurance, and have not landed a new job.
Those are the facts on the side of the 99ers.
On Wednesday, Senator Debbie Stabenow(D-MI) introduced Senate Legislation S3706-Americans Want to Work Act, which she drafted on August 4th, to the Senate for a vote and/or... (more)
On January 2nd, 2003, The President of the United States said "I have no heart for somebody who starves his own folks." He was speaking of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, but knowing what we know now, he could have been speaking about himself.
Appointed to the White House by friends of his father who just happened to have a majority on the Supreme Court in December of 2000, Bush took the reigns of power speaking of a new 'compassionate conservatism.' But nothing even resembled compassion in the wake of social program gutting and the more recent refusal by the Republicans to give a boost... (more)
...You, I hope you will be much more truthful in the future." I Bet you didn't know this. Kagan was representing Obama in all the petitions to prove his citizenship. Now she may help rule on them. Folks, this is really ugly. It Makes former Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich look pretty clean. Chicago Politics, and the beat goes on and on and on. Once again the Senate sold us out. Well, someone figured out why Obama nominated Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court. Pull up the Supreme Courts website, go to the docket and search for Obama. She was the Solicitor General for all the suits against him filed... (more)
I thought to lighten the mood a little with a look at some of the most humorous things that I could find that were said by the people either elected to run our government, or those appointed in some capacity. (Yes, ok, ok, I had a bout of writer's block!) Some are dark. Some are funny, but none are boring and some should frighten you. Enjoy.
The minutes of a secret 1975 meeting of the National Security Council attended by President Ford reveal Henry Kissinger grumbling, "It is an act of insanity and national humiliation to have a law prohibiting the President from ordering assassination."... (more)
On September 11th, 2010, a Gainsville, Florida church will burn copies of the Quran in a hate fest aimed at garnering attention for their small, never heard of before congregation. The Dove World Outreach Center has ignored pleas by none other than General David Petraeus to refrain from the book burning ceremony due to the danger it could cause for American troops abroad.
No one outside of a five mile radius of the church had ever heard of Terry Jones or his hate machine churning in the Florida heat until his internet announcement and claims that the Quranis the book of the devil. Suddenly... (more)