living in a rural part of Oregon , i've noticed the religious radio stations jack up there
power , and step all over my 620am signal . ( Babies with dirty diapers seem to scream louder.)
My Blog On OpenSalon with a link to Thom
Too bad for Tommy Coburn...
President Obama's Deficit panel loses a member today as Coburn says, they have hit a stale mate. In the words of Ace Ventura, REEEEEEEEAAAAAALLLLLYYYY????? Now for some truthin you won't see on Fox News:
Newt is being chastised for critisizing the Ryan budget on Medicare. This is designed to warn all Republican candidates that they don't dare stray from the official party policy, whatever that may be. Why would anyone vote for one of these guys, they all just do as they are told. Who is giving the orders, no one knows, which makes them even more frightening. This party has structured itself so no one dares to step out of line. How is this good in a democracy. Yet we keep voting for them, someone tell me why?
"When mercy seasons justice."
-Wm Shakespeare, "The Merchant of Venice"
It is not mercy to allow the war crimes of the previous administration to go unpunished. The torturers are now giving public quotes on their pride in instituting torture by the USA. War criminals have always been prosecuted where justice prevails. When did it become not so for America?
Some time ago someone (I believe it was Natural Lefty) asked for my definition of “democracy.” The word has been so abused, so misused that yet another definition – mine - wouldn’t help matters. In lieu of that definition I will recommend some reading for those who truly want to know more about the history of the United States. You can find many other fine books to add to your reading if you “google” the names of the authors below. I suggest that you first read Pauline Maier’s “American Scripture.” Here’s the short list:
Just heard Tom talk about the start of Civilizations as being peaceful places. The work done at Midnightsciencejournal.com shows that all the civilizations were linked 12,000 years ago and that Asians, Muslims, Christians and the people of South America all worshipped the same Gods.
For example Japanese was used to translate the Judaic bible see here
we can start right now
Just had to correct the record - that bumper music wasn't Tom Lehrer - that's the late Phil Och's - great songwriter - great American!
A Capital Idea Part 70: Start Local, Think Global
Frankly, this is not my normal inclination. I think it's not most peoples' in fact. However, there is much to be said for the idea of engaging in local economies and local politics in order to do what cannot be done on a grander scale.
Because they were us.
Because I was one of them.
Like that photograph of Elena
Walking down the street
New York in ‘77
Right arm up in a fist
Dressed just like us
No doubt going through the halls of her school
“Qu'est-ce que c'est
fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa far better
Run run run run run run run away”
Born those days of the Bay of Pigs, The Cuban Missile Crisis
The aftermath of the Kennedy assassination
Johnson sworn in on the plane, Jackie by his side.
I talk about the so called 'accounting' we'll have to give to God to get through the pearly gates..