December 2010

Net Neutrality and sewers

Not only is net neutrality important to the commons like healthcare, its akin to public sewage systems and garbage collection. Both were vehemntly fought by landowners as a 'power grab by government' and an 'assault on freedom'.

A Very Berry X Mess

And to all my friends at Baker and Daniels and Shoaff and Evan Bayh, to the James Barretts, the James Bonds, and the Ewings, especially B.Edward; to "Walker," to Walter P. Helmke and the son of Robert Beams; to Ian M. Rolland, Rob Morrow, Billy Salin, Orange W. Maxfield, and dear Kenneth W. Maxfield; to Fred Marolf of County Line Cheese, and to all they in Leo, Indiana, Cedarville and beyond who continue to keep Minnie and the unmarked grave of Frank H.

The Republican Sausage Feast

Well, I happened to watch another day of the Senate START treaty debate on Monday. And lo and behold, the right wing kitchen known as "The Republican Think Tank" had been busy grinding out more sausage to be served to the Senate. The sausages were dished out on silver platters to three Republican senators that were each allowed to stamp their names on them. There was the Uncle Jimmy Inhofe sausage, and beaming brightly and bursting with pride were the two junior senators offering up, the Cousin Johnny Thune sausage, and the Little Georgie Lemieux sausage.

“Compromise” and “Bipartisanship” with today’s Republican Party

“Compromise” and “Bipartisanship” with today’s Republican Party means incorporating the objectives of Special Interest Groups and subordinating the needs of the people.

Challenging Obama from the left

I've lost count of how many instances President Obama has opted to capitulate to conservative politicians and and sell out to corporate interests while betraying issues previously held as sacrosanct by democrats and those who voted for him. I've lost track how many times my jaw dropped and said to myself... he's done it again. His position on net neutrality once again shows Obama to be nothing more than a lackey for corporate interests. I guess I should stop being surprised when he comes out with yet another betrayal bomb.

The continuing farce that is Barac Obama

Fresh off his latest morally repugnant wealth transfer to the rich, howsoever sprinkled with incremental peanuts for the peasants and concurrent with 21 States posting higher unemployment his royal highness Barac “Anti-Robin Hood” Obama paused only briefly to allow the gays to put themselves in service to the country (sure, why not, didn’t cost any money, and he can spin it as Civil Rights move, make them think their getti

Internet Neutrality Under Fire

After hearing about the proposed NBC-Comcast merger and the recent Julian Assange/Wikileaks flap, I figured it would just be a matter of time before Internet Neutrality comes under fire. After all, the internet is the last variable our corporate rulers will need to control in order to completely regulate the information we have access to.

Check it out:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12046874

The American Freedom Agenda

Please, answer me! What has happened to the American Freedom Agenda? It seems like a bipartisan no brainier agenda. Why has it not been brought back up sense November 15, 2007? This makes NO SENSE TO ME!

Thom's Faulty Miracle On 34th Street Analogy

12-20-2010 - Watching Thom Hartmann on Free Speech TV (channel 9415), I was puzzled by Thom's observations about "how people lived" during the time the movie "Miracle On 34th Street" was made. Thom remarked that in the movie people lived in "simple apartments", and were very happy. He then went on to observe how so many other programs were slices of life from "working class" Americana, and how people lived simple little lives in simple little apartments, and were very happy. But, according to Thom, all this changed during the Reag

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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.