July 2014

Singing songs about America’s culture of oppression: “Rise” by Skillet, IT'S AN OBAMANATION.

Lyrics to the "Rise" by the band Skillet:

where to start?

There are those who believe there is an original condition (from which rights proceed) that is exclusive from the resentments, privileges wants and needs of the present (in which their own lives are deeply invested, such as the results/effects of slavery and Jim Crow) which we find so taxing. Some folk also assume that any of the prospects, incentives and ‘assets’ upon which all social outcomes depend flow only from self-interested enterprise and give little credit to prevailing conditions that prohibit many from having “bootstraps” with which to pull themselves up,

Elections, Education, and Propaganda--We just have to DO IT.

A caller to Thom's show today, Wayne or Dwayne, is or was a teacher in Albuquerque; I think he has left our profession. He discussed the terrible changes that have come to NM since Susannnna Martinez and her unconfirmed Education Czar, Skandera, whom I collectively call SkaMtinez, came to gubernatorial power in 2010. He sounded so very SAD, and I was reminded how often I hear that tone when speaking with my fellow educators--and NOT just from New Mexico.

Geo Group not the only corporation profiting from prisons

There is another corporation, General Dynamics that has also ventured into the incarceration, social work and services for undocumented alien children. They house, feed, provide case work and placement for children of undocumented parents who are sent back to their home countries. As an unemployed person I was curious about this so I sent in my resume to General Dynamics who was looking for bi-lingual social workers.

Marijuana and mangoes

Are there other foods beside Mangoes which increase Marijuana's effects...

Obama’s Wheeler at FCC ignoring 1 million People who spoke out in favor of Net Neutrality.

This from the TRUE Americans at the FreePress:

Happy Jack speaks

THE WAR ON DRUGS PROTECTION RACKET

Here's the deal. If you want to do drugs, go ahead, but remember, they're bad for you, so in order to protect you from your own stupidity, we're ordering you not to do them. If you still do them, we're gonna have to "protect" you by throwing you in prison, and maybe you'll thank us for this some day, and maybe if you do, we'll take your name off our list of bad people that shouldn't get jobs. We wouldn't want any of this stuff to happen to you, and I'm sure you wouldn't either, see?

MY BRILLIANT IDEA--A STUPIDITY TAX

Since lowering taxes, especially on the wealthy, has left most governments with a shortage of money, I thought of a good idea to solve this problem--a stupidity tax.

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Trump - Dumb Luck or A Master Manipulator?

Thom plus logo Either it's an act of a master manipulator, or he has the best luck there is. Donald Trump wanted the Fed to lower interest rates, knowing that that would provide a solid and multi-year boost to the economy. But when Trump came into office, rates were already low and the Fed was not inclined to help.