"Renaissance Thinking About the Issues of Our Day"
The first amendment:
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
Last nights presentation of the 83rd Academy Awards was very sad, don't you agree? I even dressed up for them, well I bathed and put on clean underwear at least. I know, I know, we the audience are pressing our collective noses against the window from the outside looking in, but…it's everyone's air. The Academy Awards show is kinda like candy, but like candy it can give you an upset stomach. Such was last night's ceremony. It needed something to bring it down to earth. I thought that Hathaway and Franco would make for an interesting evening. It didn't work.
Here is a timeline of how the economy got to where it is today. It was all based on a flawed assumption by the Federal Reserve regarding the possible affects from Y2K on the banking system computers.
I am sick of the passive aggressive style of Joe Scarborough and the damage he and his faux journalist friends are doing to the cause of political journalism. We already have a Fox outlet for distorting news and bullying guests and the opposition. Why should we have to put up with this fake celebrity, who pretends to be the wise man in the room right in the middle of one of our only Liberal sanctuaries in the media. Like O'Reilly, but with the pretense of charm and a non-threatening manner, he hides the same insane re-writes of history to defend a Republican system t
Based on the recent onslaught of righties proclaiming PRIVATE labor unions are inherently good (due to common labor/capital goals of profit to prolong survival) and PUBLIC unions being bad (due to lack of profit based goals and the relationship between Democratic Party funding and unions in general), perhaps a perfect storm for more Obama political Jiu-Jitsu is on the horizon.
Looking to start a national debate on campaign and congressional change. For starters I am proposing:
1. Limit campaign periods to 60 days for local elections; 90 days for state and congressional elections, and 120 days for presidential elections.
How would I go about starting a petition to take the cap off of social security? We hit our cap in Novemeber, and use the extra money for Christmas. I would happily remove our cap in order to make sure benefits are not cut.