Your Vote Matters
posted by mary anne radmacher
i've been watching all of Thom's shows for many years, and believe he is the most rational, articulate, and intelligent host in talk radio and TV. Lately, the Big Picture's diatribes by Conservatives have caused me to viscerally feel pain as they attempt to dominate the "debate" with loud filibusters. I'm not sure what the answer is, but I need to turn the TV off to calm my feelings. I am frustrated by the delays in controlling the guests' inappropriate behavior.
Perhaps some of you are as old as I, in my early sixties, and remember one of Spencer Tracey's best political movies, "The Last Hurrah," based on a fictional novel about the demise of Boston's legendary "Mayor of the Poor," James Michael Curley, by Edwin O'Connor. I wonder what hizzoner, James Michael himself, would be saying if he was around to watch Florida's reborn version of Kevin McCluskey in the person of Rick Scott.
The follow is few things from the book of Enoch very much at the center of the beginnings of modern Christianity but was omitted for some reason during the council of nicea:The book of Enoch :Woe to those who build iniquity and oppression, and who lay the foundation of fraud; for suddenly shall they be subverted, and never obtain peace. Woe to those who build up their houses with crime; for from their very foundations shall their houses be demolished, and by the sword shall they themselves fall. Those, too, who acquire gold and silver, shall justly and suddenly perish.
At some point people are not going to be able to do more. we already may have reached that point and mechanazation is hiding that fact. business models are based on ever increasing profits. no profit - no investment - business fails. Maybe someone wilth more of a ability to express themselves will get what i am trying to say and flesh this out. It looks like a big bubble to me.
All I hear from the Republican leaders is government is bad, reduce the size of the government. They continue to try to demonize the US government. That sounds almost treasonous to me. It is definitely divisive. Remember that WE are the government. It is a government by the people and for the people. It works to protects us vs. big corporations that only protect their profits and shareholders. All THEY care about is money and at the expense of the people. Now all of a sudden, the Republican leaders are being hypocritical.
Bush brought us Great recession, Obama ended it. Bush created 1.08 million jobs in 8 yrs, mostly gov't jobs. Obama has created 10.36 million jobs in last 4.5 yrs. with no gain in gov't jobs. Bush end 4 consecutive budget SURPLUS years under Clinton and led us to trillion dollar plus deficits. Obama has cut those deficits by more than half, 65%. Bush brought DOW from just under 11,000 to 6,000. Obama has brought it to 17,000.
This screener tests for aphids, anything beginning with e including eye-bads, itches that might become intentions, organs that fell into disrepute, ugly surface rot, and sometimes the y.
It was a heck of a winter, couldn't escape the mange
Dying so slowly and looking so strange
A feral critter's life
Is full of strife
Give me money and I'll give you change. -
Or so say the ads.
George Washington had three horses shot from underneath him while fighting to be allowed the freedom to vote and have this democracy. Almost all the founding fathers of this country had warrants for their death on their heads trying to build this democracy, almost all of them died in poverty after the Revolutionary war. Blacks struggled and died for years to be free and to be free to vote. Women struggled and died for years to be free in thi
some one just called asking why many people do not vote for their economic interests.
Senator Sanders said that many people think that politics does not matter, so they don't vote. And the Koch brothers, et al, understand this and take advantage of this. This is true, but he avoided the other reason - that people vote their reilgious beliefs, rather than their economics. They think that preventing someone else's abortion is more important than stopping corporations from controlling their lives.
I'm compelled to write/blog/rant for therapeutic reasons. There's nothing original here Hartmann hasn't already said. Still it was release compiling the items into two short paragraphs. Please feel free to contribute anything left out or correct where I may be wrong. Begin rant.
While I'm not among those in a panic, the Ebola scare has brought to light so many shortcomings in a government "for the people by the people," it is too tempting not to enumerate a few.
Drivers in Croydon, PA Vote to Join Local 107 in Philadelphia
[quote=Washingtontimes.com]Both President Obama and his top infectious disease experts tried to calm Americans’ fears about Ebola this week by saying the current outbreak cannot be transmitted through the air. But less than 30 miles from where top government officials made their declarations in Washington, scientists a quarter century ago did in fact prove that an Ebola strain contained to monkeys could spread airborne.