February 2011

Fire the Rich

the so-called trickle-down theory of economics been revealed to be a cruel hoax

Read more: http://www.utne.com/Politics/Fire-The-Rich-Declare-Class-Warfare.aspx#ixzz1FBlyyiF1

Thisweek vitriole

Today, Sunday morning, on This week with Christiane Amanpour, there was an excellant example of the failure of our partisan system. Four governors discussed the Wisconsin protests. The two Democratic Gvernors spoke of their successes in negotiations and their successes through respect for each other and the ability to work together. The conservative governors instead used words such as shameful and desdicable to describe the Wisconsin democrates. They berated them and demonstrated no intention to participate with anyone who did not of their philosophy.

Celiac Disease

Our daughter was diagnosed, after a long year of suffering, with Celiac Disease. In her case, it's not just an intolerance but is toxic and has affected her liver. In reading a recent book, there was a suggestion that more and more of the population is suffering from this disease because of farmers altering their wheat crops to produce more gluten in their wheat. Is there any truth to this?

Koch Buys Out EWTN!

Okay, David Koch didn't buy out EWTN, which did buy out the ultra-conservative Catholic newspaper National Catholic Register and its website not long ago.

MuckRaker

Our Democracy Was Hijacked

In front of any camera they find, right-wing underlings are chanting the phrase, "elections have consequences, and the people have spoken"; however, their tone has so much distaint that the phrase should be punctuated with "SUCKERS!". To understand this hijacking of our Democracy, everyone must read the STATES OF DENIAL, 'WHAT'S AT STAKE' at the AFL-CIO offical website. It's a comdemnation of the corporate elite who financed the 2010 elections which enabled the Republican victories. http://www.aflcio.org/issues/states/

Chicago’s Sale of its Parking Meters should be WARNING to Wisconsin – Kill the Bill!

Whatever Group buys or leases Wisconsin’s Utilities from Walker will do so at a too low a price. What is more, the Group that does initially buy it will probably turn around and sell a vast percentage of it at a greatly increased price (increased to reflect Fair Market Value assuming higher rates are charged probably) pocketing the difference.

What caused the Republicans/conservatives to lose their minds?

I used to Lis.ten to Rush daily for 5 plus years. I credit Rush for getting me interested in politics in the first place.

Like most Dittoheads, I trusted that Rush was right about most things...

I then got a job where I wasn't able to listen daily anymore...

Then the Bush administration took over, I actually voted for Bush when he was appointed president in 2000.

Most everything the Bush administration did I disagreed with, especially going to war with Iraq. This made no sense to me.

A friend at work turned me on to Democracy Now, and Thom Hartmann.

Democracy denied

It was an hour past midnight, at the Wisconsin Legislature.

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