January 2013

We're Not Broke (2012)

19 year old activist

Thom, Check out 19 year old activist Zack Kopplin. Maybe you can have him on the show.

Obama raises petition signature requirement to 100,000.

Looks like Obama is cranking up his deaf ear to the wishes of the People.

White House Death Star Petition

I signed a petition for the construction of a Death Star. This is the response from th White House.

This Is Not the Petition Response You're Looking For

By Paul Shawcross, Chief of the Science and Space Branch at the White House Office of Management and Budget

The Administration shares your desire for job creation and a strong national defense, but a Death Star isn't on the horizon. Here are a few reasons:

Iceland Shows the Way

January 16

A Capital Idea Part 144: Iceland Shows the Way

It's been a while since I did one of these travelogue-type posts, so here I go. I have been hearing on occasion of political reforms happening in Iceland -- not just a couple of new laws, but big reforms, like their citizens rewriting their Constitition, on the internet! Today, I did some internet searching to find out more about Iceland's reforms.

Can We Afford to Eat Crustaceans?

Florida fine restaurants can hardly wait the opening of stone crab season each year- stone crabs soar to the highest priced entree on the menu from October till May. Year 'round, ill-fated lobsters piled on top of each other in tanks fetch a high price, as do jumbo shrimp.

There are those who will risk going to jail for poaching lobster out of season in the Florida Keys.

Reform Gerrymandering

The 112th Congress has been the most unproductive of any legislative body in the history of U.S. It is obviously due the GOP congressmen who , because of Gerrymandering, no longer have to answer to the voters for their actions or lack there of. Therefore, I have created a petition on We the People, and I am now asking for your support.

MID - Militia Identification - what you need to possess a firearm

The reason for the 2nd amendment, we were recently reminded, was to enable the formation of a “well regulated militia” to put down slave rebellions. Somehow treating humans as property, dening them justice and freedom didn’t sit well in a nation “dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal”. This amendment was introduced when the slave holding states held out for a special exemption that would allow them to set up “well regulated militia” to take care of this local problem.

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The Supreme Court Broke Politics - How Do We Now Reform the Supreme Court?

Thom plus logo We complain about the state of American politics; about a mentally ill billionaire in the White House and a Republican Party crawling with hustlers and conmen, and a few in the Democratic Party as well. The complaints are legitimate, but most people don't realize why the situation is as bad as it is.