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US-backed Afghan Infiltration in Pakistan

Welcome to the next housing mess.


Talk about not learning from past mistakes: A government department is again intimidating banks into lending to minority borrowers at below-market rates, all in the name of combating "discrimination." Welcome to the next housing mess.


Braying jackass guests

Thom, my wife and I can't be the only ones who turn down the volume during exchanges such as you are having this morning at 10:10 am PST. Certainly there are guests who are less like "Professional Wrestlers", whose only techniques include insults, lies, and shouting. It is not entertaining to us. Do your other listeners like these cheap theatrics?

The House Is Burning Down

Recently a report stated that the average net worth of the average American family is $120,000.

Additionally, 70% of the 20 million barrels of oil that we use every day is for transportation. This $1.26 billion per day is used for air travel, trucking autos etc.

At $90/barrel and 308 million people in 4 person families this equals $6,000 per year per family.


Glass-tastic! (How reusable glass containers shouldn't continue to be a thing of the past)

Remember how milk used to be delivered to your door in a glass container, and once emptied, would be picked up for reuse? If this is not in your memory banks it’s probably because you and I were not alive to see it happen, but it did. This ingenious method was abandoned with the introduction of aluminum cans and plastic bottles; the beginning of our new trash problem.

Blue Dog Democrat" = ALEC sympathizer = PURGE !

How organized labor can support Obama is beyond me.

Labor Secretary Buys A Foreign Vehicle By Mistake, But At Least It Was Built By Foreign Union Workers

In the video above, President Obama’s Labor Secretary, Hilda Solis, explains why she recently bought a new Chevy Equinox: “What better example could I set if I encouraged my staff to go and purchase and seek how we could acquire a vehicle that would for me would send a signal that we’re for supporting our American workers, American-made products, fuel efficient as well.”

One problem: The Chevy Equinox is not built by American workers, because it’s not American-made. It’s bu

Republicans are tearing down the constitution bit by bit.

Yes, Thom, there is no doubt the Republicans read the constitution. That's so they can remember what to tear down. Republicans are doing so many things that are unconstitutional that it makes me angry. Especially where they (GOP) want to deny voting rights to eligible voters. They want the electorate to jump through hoops before they will allow citizens their constitutional right to vote. They even want to take away seniors right to vote by saying they must have a picture Identification driver's license. Once seniors reach their late 80s or 90s they no lo

If libertarians as depredators (I can do what ever I want to the earth and nothing will happen to me) hits a proven world solution will you comment?

This article states the problem, gives a 200 year proven world solution and with your consent goes the extra step and cleans up the whole mess. The problem; Libertarians are a small faction who have no understanding of the whole and the commons that belong to the whole as was taught in civics class.

Very cute Thom. I was bored, typed in ant thom's site popped up with his refs as to why God hates figs. hahaha

Nice graphic presentation about corporate share and the working share

I think you forgot about big government using the street cameras to milk the working middle class. However while I was appalled about how the big corporations placed their monies in the Cayman Islands and Burmuda, I can't wait to get back to the tropical humble living which I came from after I retire in two more years and go back to lugging pans of water on my head from the well to my abode. Then maybe the wealthy who has been milking me while I was working will be feeling around with their stretched out hands asking "Where did he go." By the way.

GE is largest contributor to Walker’s ALEC

Hate the Koch Bros all you want but the biggest driving force behind ALEC is GE, as in Obama’s Jeffrey Immelt.

Fighting for Labor and Our Democracy

“The only thing we can do is to choose whether we fight for rights of people, freedom and democracy or whether we sit it out on the sidelines.” -- Stewart Acuff

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Why the Kochs Really Embraced Criminal Justice Reform...

It looks like the Koch brothers have scammed us once again.

When news first came out that Charles and David Koch -- the Koch brothers -- were supporting criminal justice reform efforts in Congress, many of us thought, "Wow, they're actually doing something good for once."

And for good reason, too.