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Poem to B. Edward Ewing

Hello, Bernie? I am Calling You

I am calling ew-
ew, ew, ew, ew, B. Edward Ewing.
Because blue spruce, doth rhyme with Bruce,
Your name I'm gluing
To the One you dread the most,
More than England's Holy Ghost!
It's Frank Kryder + Bernard Ewing,
Global Search Engines a'spewing!

How I've tried to stuff some sense
Into your head,
And pay me rents,
But your head's too stuffed with pence.

Policy Similarities Between O’bama and Gov Scott Walker (R-WI)

Obama shoveled money at the Health Insurance industry with O’bama Care and Scott Walker is doing the same with his Health Savings Accounts.

more education is not better education

While we are pushing more debt on students to get a college education Germany, who is growing at 9%, is not pushing higher education, but more lower formal technical education. They're having debt problems because they are bailing out the European Union so they aren't investing in higher education but they will still lead us in technology and jobs growth because they protect their manufacturing. Most of the students who graduated never use their major, but use the critical thinking skills in life.

tea patsies

I thought of a new name for the people who swallow the right wing propaganda: Tea Patsies

Could the NRA ever be changed from WITHIN?

I only want to ask this brief question. There are millions of SANE NRA members, who are aware of the insanity of allowing such things as semi-automatic weapons to be sold on the open retail market! Is there any chance that they can ever become a strong enough caucus to change the political profile of the NRA? Or, conversely, start an alternative group of hunters and gun owners?

(I didn't see how to POST on the message boards, and don't have much time now. So I'll pose my question this way. Thanks!)

DISCUSUSSION MEDIA...my record shows I support this

The cleverness of the LONG LASTING SEMINAL tactic behind my position that both progressive talk radio and progressive TV should REFRAME THEIR IDENTITIES into being: "progressive discussion radio" and "progressive discussion TV"...is that us lefties CAN DISCUSS THINGS...and the righties CANNOT DISCUSS THINGS!

The right wing tactic is that they talk AT listeners, and do not LISTEN to their listeners.

Worldwide Hippies Activism

Worldwide Hippies is your network of independent news and views on the web.

Free press and unions only good for Communist nations?

I came across this little nugget on Newsmax: The newly-minted Republican senator from Florida, Marco Rubio, ranting about Obama's easing of restrictions on Cuba:

1911 Bank of Haiti

On the first anniversary of the earthquake which devastated Haiti, which coincides with the 100-yr. anniversary of Banque Nationale de la Republique D'Haiti, the Baby Doc has come to survey the damage. Another 100-yr bond has been revealed.

"Unemployment insurance is a pre-paid vacation for freeloaders."

"Unemployment insurance is a pre-paid vacation for freeloaders."

Your TV show "The Big Picture"

Thom,

Right Wing Rhetoric

RIGHT WING RHETORIC

Obama's "negative capacity"

With the NFL playoffs looming and being from Wisconsin, go Packers, team loyalty has again taken hold of me. But I have team loyalty in other places also. My father was a working man, raised six kids, feeding and housing them on a working man’s salary. He worked over twenty years at an automobile factory.

Betsy McCaughey’s role in the healthcare debate

To find out where all the misinformation about the healthcare law is
coming from, you only need to read the Wikipedia article on Betsy
McCaughey. James Fallows of the Atlantic Monthly described Betsy
McCaughey’s role in the healthcare debate: "She has brought more
misinformation, more often, more destructively into America's
consideration of health-policy issues than any other individual. She
has no concept of 'truth' or 'accuracy' in the normal senses of those
terms.”

The Real American Exceptionalism

January 17

A Capital Idea Part 52: The Real American Exceptionalism

Yes, The United States is an exceptional nation in many ways with an exceptional history, but that is in the past, and an honest analysis of our history reveals as much to be ashamed of, as to be proud of. What I wish to discuss today however, is what has become the new, dysfunctional American exceptionalism, an exceptionalism which keeps Americans from critically examining their nation or changing what is wrong with it.

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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.