My husband and I are listening to EVENTS THAT CHANGED HISTORY, lecture by Prof. J. Rufus Fears, Ph.D., Harvard University, University of Oklahoma. The 8th lecture in the series is about Julius Caesar. We found the parallels in this bit of history to what we face today almost chilling.
Knee jerk-ism isn't just for Liberals anymore.
And it never was.
The old man started the story...
"When I was a teen and part of the New Conservative movement, no, not "Neo" as represented by Bush II, Bachmann, Beck and their ilk, but 'New' as in Buckley and Goldwater, I remember my father ranting about "'knee jerk Liberals....'"
Thom - if I'm right you'll remember this as soon as I say it. Social Security was called an "entitlment program" because, unlike "welfare" you recieved benefits because you paid into it, based on the amount you paid into it. The descriptor was chosen for a political reason, to make the tax more palatable by differentiating it from welfare; to make it look like a savings rather than a tax. This is why the right has demonized the word "entitlment", to confuse the public by linking the word to budget defecits rather than to benefits.
This past weekend in Iowa Republican Steve King held a forum. There were several Tea partiers and other right-wing proponents for small government. I am all for hearing both sides of the argument, as long as no one gets hurt. The most important thing we can do today is call and write our congressmen and senators and insist on food safety and environmentalSafety. The Republican Congress under John Boehner is divided, and for good reason.
Thom, I have been blogging on political sites on Youtube for some time and find that what you said in your show is absolutely correct. There are a plethora of youtubers spouting right wing talking points right now, in just the manner of the ad you read on the air. I can see many of them are people desperate for a job. There was one young guy in particular that I argued with for a while.
Our Republican friends hope we won't notice.
The will of the people thwarted with malice.
Wall Street got a handout. Main Street got sold out.
The rich get richer and the rest of us get poorer without a doubt.
We have a revenue problem our Republican friends ignore
While they balance the budget on the backs of the poor.
Homogenous refers to a process in the manufacture of milk. Homogeneous refers to similarities among groups of items/people, etc. Please don't conflate the two.
If anyone in this country has any doubts about the fact that the good ole USofA is being run, lock-stock-and barrel by the MILITARY-INTELLIGENCE INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX, just try and reconcile the tortured, hypocritical and blatantly "propagandist" speech this country's primary "Military Asset", President Barrack Obama, presented at one of the many "Military Assets"...a military facility close to WDC.
My son sent me this phttp://www.next-up.org/pdf/Radiation_Protection_NBC_Inhaling_even_the_tiniest_particle_that_s_the_danger_27_03_2011.pdfost and I believe it is a worthwhile read.
Is it a good use of the president’s time or does it even make economic sense for a president to devote his energy and the countries resources pursuing a policy of corporate international competitiveness when the subject corporations pay little if any taxes? How about if most of the jobs being created by the subject corporations are located overseas?
Mexico wants immigrants who are (1) useful to Mexico and (2) who have enough income to take care of themselves and their families.
OK, so what kinds of immigrants does Mexico not want? Well, that’s spelled out in the General Population Law, Article 37. It states that
“The Department of the Interior may deny to foreigners the entrance into the country or a change in immigration status for any of the following reasons: