July 2010

The mosque near ground zero

This issue is more complex than it appears. I recently read two books by Ayann Hirsi Ali (Infidel & Nomad) that have given me new insights into the clashing philosophies between Islam, and the culture of American Christianity & democracy. The word "islam" does not mean peace it means "submission" -- complete submission to the will of Allah. It is in direct opposition to western philosophy of tolerance and undividual rights. In the book " Nomad," chapters 14-16 are especially to this point. If the proposed community ce


Breaking news: I suppose Wellpoint will pay the next CEO a salary just as obscene as this one got.

Los Angeles Times | July 20, 2010 | 10:53 a.m.

Anthem Blue Cross president steps down

The president of Anthem Blue Cross has resigned after 2 1/2 years at the helm of California's largest for-profit insurer, its parent company said Tuesday.

Deaf-Dumb-And Blind?

Since The Pigman lost his hearing and Hanity is the Usefull Idiot and Glen Beck has announced that he is loosing his vision shouldnt we now refer to them as the deaf-dumb-and-blind of the Right?

Jefferson Quotes

When I got the right-wing email with the "Jefferson Quotes", I just hit reply all and wrote, "Yeah Jefferson was brilliant! Check out these quotes."


Capitalism Hits Fan by R.D. Wolff "FASCINATING"

Capitalism Hits Fan

Yesterday on Thom Hartmann, I saw a hypnotizing phone interview with R.D. Wolff author of Capitalism Hits Fan. Information was unveiled about things I had not fully realized. For instance:

The GOP plan for America

Ever since Ronald Reagan lowered taxes for the wealthy and the corporations the tax burden has been shifted to the middle class. Republican anti-union efforts have also driven down wages. With declining revenues, they now claim that we can no longer afford Social Security and unemployment benefits.

Fox News, Associated Press, National Public Radio- not that much difference

Ben Feller, Associated Press Writer, blah blah

Monoply Capitalism and Fundamental Unity

I’ve been reflecting on this monopoly capitalism we are living with. First let me say that in the past, I have been strongly in support of small government. That has changed and here is part of the reason.

Ten Thousand Corners to Vote

We all know that when asked questions about what citizens want their country to be, they respond quite overwhelmingly, "progressive"...and we all know the questions and the answers so I won't bore y'all here. What I will briefly describe is what will reverse the historical precedent of poor performances of the majority party suffered in the first "mid-term' election cycle after taking power...especially for democrats.

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"The Saddest Thing Is This Won't Be Breaking News"

Thom plus logo As the world burns, and more and more fossil fuels are being used every day planet-wide, atmospheric carbon dioxide levels passed 416 ppm this week at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. In the 300,000 years since the emergence of modern humans, carbon dioxide levels have never been this high.