July 2010

Corporate Money in Elections: How corporate interests have played a "key but hidden role in [CA] legislative contests."

The Los Angeles Times has a story this morning, July 12, about three early test cases of the strategic use of corporate money to take out legislators they don't like. You can read the whole story at: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-special-interests-20100712,0,6660645.story

Earth to Thom, et al

The "Bushies" aren't in charge anymore.

George Bush hasn't been president for over a year and a half.

Republicans control NOTHING.

Republicans don't control the Presidency.

Republicans don't control the Senate.

Republicans don't control th House.

Republicans don't control the media.

Germany's Energy Revolution and why we can't have it (yet)

The Guardian reports this week that, thanks to aggressive reduction goals for GHG emissions and the

Most Profitable Companies in the World in 2009: State-Run & Corporate Felons

Fortune is out with their list of the most profitable companies in the world for 2009 (http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/global500/2010/performers/companies/profits/) and there are some interesting entrants.

4 of the top 6 most profitable companies in the world are majority owned by governments:

1. Gazprom - $24.6B (majority owned by the Russian government)
2. Exxon Mobil - $19.3B

Sharron Angle’s Rape and Incest as God’s Plan

She called pregnancy in cases of rape and incest, ‘God’s plan.’” (Following comment/reply banned three times by HuffPost.) For people like Sharron Angle, a clarification, or reminder: in scriptural and spiritual terms, there are two polar sides in the overall conflict. True, the Light has (and makes) plans. However, (assuming corresponding belief in good vs.

Follow the MONEY

We must Follow the MONEY.

For every issue, we need to find out who is making money on it.

I would like to create an EXCEL spread sheet which would contain the following columns: Author, Issue, Who's making the money, How they are making it, Source of this info, Potential Solutions (that is, how to get to the money makers).

I see this as an ongoing spreadsheet.


It's Sunday July 11, 2010, my usual Internet visit for this day took me to a clip of the

Video of my boxing challenge to all Righties, teabaggers

Clich here to see my video - Boxing match video challenge.

Since this video was taken, I have expanded the challenge.

1) I have declared all out WAR on the Righties. Only mutually accepted violence will be allowed ( the fist fights)

I am looking for volunteers. Until I come up with a better name, it's Bob's Army of the Globe (Bag)

Forrest Point of view.

"Bring Back the Draft!"

Some time ago, I was working in an office one night, and someone barged into the room. He had on a cut-off sweatshirt, I think cut-off jeans, and I know he had loafers on with no socks. I didn't know who he was. He said, "Move and you're dead." And he had a gun pointed right at me. I didn't move, so I am not dead. It turned out the office I was "working" in was the Douglas County Draft Board Office, in Alexandria, Minnesota, and it was a few minutes past midnight, forty years ago tonight, and the fellow with the gun, whom I didn't know, was an F.B.I. agent.

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Does Trump "Tweet" When His Staff Says No?

Thom plus logo Lev Parnas tells the story of how Donald Trump fired ambassador Marie Yovanovitch at least "four or five times," and that they were afraid that he would "fire her with a tweet." This is not the first time we have heard from White House insiders that the president often gives irrational or stupid orders that his staff then ignores.