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Consumers need to start demanding Made in USA

Tired of flipping merchandise over to read labels only to constantly find "Made in China", I decided to do something about it and started a non-profit website where I share my MADE IN USA FINDS. I also write letters to companies, (Costco, Fred Meyer, Sur la Table, etc.) to point out to them that my friends and I WANT to buy made in USA items, so it would benefit them to start offering more products Made in America. When I do find companies that still manufacture goods in the United States (Wigwam socks, Epicurian for cutting boards), I write to them as well to THANK them.

Buying China in America

Visit any sate or national park, in any of the 50 states, and you can buy souvenirs which represent America that are made in China. I recently visited Yosemite and there in a shop where I watched people buying souvenirs of their trip tht were not made here. Heck it may be cheaper to make things in China but come on. Do you really want to buy a souvenir of a wonderful trip that was not made there?

Could someone make it a law that to sell anything in a national park that it had to have been made in that state or at least America?

Website a mess...

Louise,

Would you please tell Thom and your website webmaster that your website is a mess. I have communicated directly with your webmaster and he said they were working on it--that was 1-2 months ago. Many things are out of alignment and I just got done commenting on the Fox news posting and it did not apprear. The website reminds me of technology one may have encountered 10 or more years ago. It needs stuff like remembering a person, and making it easier to find and post to the forums, etc.

there are many kinds of deficits--the budget is just one, and not the most important

There are rumors that President Obama will soon, perhaps even in the State of the Union address, propose changes to Social Security in the name of fighting the deficit and the national debt.

This makes no sense. Social Security is not contributing to the debt. Social Security is on sound footing for at least two decades. Social Security cannot solve our current deficit problems.

Thom -- a reason to go on MSNBC is to expose yourself more to people who will LIKE you!

Thom -- I do think that the audience on the Keith, Rachel and Ed shows -- as well as, perhaps, Rattigan -- are low-hanging fruit for your show! You don't have to say things that necessarily inflame the hosts but your comments will be heard by appreciative additional millions over time. Now the major TV audience on Fox may be more aware of you than the audience of MSNBC.

You don't need any advice from me, but think about it with Louise, etc.

We sure like your views and have listened to you repeadtedly over the years. Many others will like you as well if they knew about you.

The more polarized the country grows, the more severely O’bama can triangulate against his base

yes or no?

Let's be careful to avoid mistaking Greed with Envy


Let's be careful to avoid mistaking Greed with Envy

Obama Administration Two-Year Environmental Report Card, Overall Grade: C- (minus)

The Administration’s Environmental Crimes Against Humanity Include, but are not limited to:

50,30,2 Years Ago

Yes yes I know, it's Thursday already and I bet you were looking for Wednesday…well I skipped yesterday because (1) I was tired; (2) I went to a movie at the Castro; or (3) I forgot. If you chose 1,2 & 3 you are an instant winner and your name has been dropped into the bin for the grand prize! (along with 3 million other names). Well today is article #246 for Thursday, 20th of January 2010. Today is also the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's inauguration as well as the 30th for Reagan's first term and the two year anniversary of Barrack Hussein Obama's inauguration.

"Guess who's Not Coming to Dinner with Hu?" ( the new ) "What Now Cartoon"

Here's my latest cartoon about the real reason he missed the dinner with Hu...

"Ask not what your country can do for you...." over an entrance at Choate School

That phrase is terrific! "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country!"

Over a building entrance at Choate (according to my brother who went there in the 60's) the phrase is this: "Ask not what Choate can do for you -- ask what you can do for Choate!"

Great that Kennedy used this wonderful line and applied it to the whole country, not simply a school (excellent as it is) in Wallingford, Ct.

Kennedy was a class act, as have been the Democratic presidents since then.

Economic Nincompoopery will cost us

Chairman Hu’s momma didn’t raise no fool. And neither did the mommas of a lot of other leaders throughout the world. So if, say, one dominate party in the United States – the Republicans – have announced their intention to make huge cuts in government spending that is, for better or worse, propping up a fragile US economy they are

T-Shirt Clue for Pipe Bomb FBI

There was no Treasure Island Spring Music Festival in 2009 as has been stated about the pipe bomb Treasure Island Spring 2009 T-Shirt. The 2009 Treasure Island Festival was held 10/17/2009 and 10/18/2009.

On 10/17/2009, according to Missouri Secretary of State Records some Missouri X Files expired simultaneously:

Wanted to share this with Thom and his fans. It's FDR's Fala speech and is so apropos even in 1944

WELL, here we are together again - after four years - and what years they have been! You know, I am actually four years older, which is a fact that seems to annoy some people. In fact, in the mathematical field there are millions of Americans who are more than eleven years older than when we started in to clear up the mess that was dumped in our laps in 1933.

55 MPH Nationwide Speed Limit (Thom is wrong)

NIXON not Carter implemented the nationwide 55 MPH speed limit.

Please do not repeat more right wing lies about Carter.

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Time to Rethink the War on Terror

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When Eric Holder eventually steps down as Attorney General, he will leave behind a complicated legacy, some of it tragic, like his decision not to prosecute Wall Street after the financial crisis, and his all-out war on whistleblowers like Edward Snowden.