In an on-air exchange with Steve regarding the $20 MN law for poor people, Thom countered with the position that rich people were not subject to spending laws. This was a very poor rebuttal for several reasons, the main one being that Steve types, with some justification, see that as completely irrelevant.
The recent rash of elected officials and newscasters appearing in pink, mauve, and lavender tie colors PLUS yellow is a statement about our American Men Who Run Things- Big Men in Girly Ties. Boehner has even appeared in a pale pink and blue diagonal striped tie, which may be fun on Easter Sunday, but come on!
Why the President wears mauve is a mystery. His lips and lower face become whatever shade of mauve he wears, like a chameleon.
In both instances the damage to the commons was made worse by the responsible corporations first dealing with the crisis’ in the most economical fashion available.
Another oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico illustrates White House's failure to regulate a politically connected industry. As a result, wealth concentrates further and the commons suffers.
Yesterday on Thom's radio program one of his guests came on the show to defend a proposal in Michigan that would limit the amount of cash that a food stamp recipient can carry in his pocket to no more than $20. Setting aside the fascist nature of this idea, on the crazy scale it rates up there with the assertion by some conservatives that environmentalists are responsible for the scope of the nuclear disaster in Japan and the proposal in a southern state that women be required to report miscarriages so that it can be determined whether they were natu
Thom got my way-back machine going mentioning 'Big Rock Point' the other day on the air. I'd heard it was shut down, and explored the former site one day along ol' US 31 east of Charlevoix half way to Petoskey on one of my wifes' Indian Casino expeditions. It was one of the first plants around, and Illinois has had 30 - 35 Nuke plants going, thank you. Makes you wonder if that New Madrid fault went again down there in Missouri where'd we be? I could go on about the Clinton plant in Illinois when I lived there, but I'm trying to stay regionally centered around my Michigan.
If Scott Walker simply wanted to balance the budget and cut costs he would have sat down with the public employee union reps and negotiated a deal where by the public employees would make the conciliations that they stongly signaled that they would make. The very fact that Governor Walker wasn't even willing to sit down with the unions means that the goal of Walker and many Wisconsin Republicans was not to balance the state budget and cut costs but destroy the public employee unions, but why?
When I heard that there was going to be an enforced no fly zone I thought that meant keeping aircraft from being in a certain airspace. I didn't know that it meant trying to destroy all the aircraft and kill all the pilots. Nor did I think it meant using missles and bombs on Khadafi's residence and various other military targets. It is the no fly zone for operation Odyssey Dawn by Barach Obomba. Now everybody smile.
As a Conservative Independent from Chicago, I am serious disappointed in liberals!!!!
We have three projects in the Midwest alone that aren't getting any attention from the so called Liberal lame stream media.
1) About 12 months ago, a solar farm was brought on line in Chicago around 115 street which was going to power 5,500 homes, yet, i've heard ZERO from my green energy libs...
The regulatory response to the economic meltdown of 2008 was wholly inadequate. In response, the Institute for Local Self Reliance has launched a community bank initiative. It would be great if Thom would invite somebody from ILSR onto his show; but, failing that, check out these folks for yourself: