September 2014

With The Stroke Of The Pen

In 1933, as part of the government’s response to the Great Depression, Congress enacted the Buy American Act (the 1933 Act). The 1933 Act provides that: (1) only articles, materials, and supplies mined, produced or manufactured in the United States can be used for public projects; and (2) all contractors for public construction projects in the United States must use only domestic materials.

More on California Beach Access

I did not directly respond to Tom's on-air query today asking whether every beachfront property owner should be required to provide access to a given beach.

By my limited understanding, the California Coastal Comission is charged with assessing a beach environment in its entirety as well as considering individual property rights. Here, it seems the owner's property encompases at least the northerly half (if not all) of a very large, sandy beach cove with no land access other than through the owner's property.

lifesize: kansas leads

the right wing has had its way in kansas, with gov. brownback putting his pet theories into action: cutting way back on taxes and services.

recent news from kansas shows his policies have disappointed kansans, who found they MISS lost services.

ALL theories sound pretty good 'til they're implemented. and as a class, "leaders" tend to be shameless braggarts, self-important and deluded; a general wariness of the pronouncements of v.i.p.'s is a step toward freedom of thought, of wisdom.


If voting is not important, if voting is to be shrugged off like it was no big deal why is this going on?

This is fact:

Of Love, Freedom, Potatoes and Sunflowers

Love is Progressive Part 26: Of Love, Freedom, Potatoes and Sunflowers

“An Obscure Senate Procedure May Have Just Reelected America’s Most Anti-Union Governor”

Will we Answer?

I viewed CSPAN's telecast of the Phoenix Veteran's hospital town hall meeting.....WOW! It seems that there's a cycle of disrespect and incompetence being exhibited by many of our country's hospitals that care for many of our Veteran's. We can do better.......We MUST do better. I once read somewhere that a country's moral character and respect come from its ability to care for its poor and indigent, its woman and children, its elderly, and its war veterans. We are failing in each of these categories, and concerning the veteran's,


Monday, September 29, 2014

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Would a Democratic President Wield Power as Ruthlessly as Trump?

Thom plus logo Interestingly, the current divide in the Senate gives us an insight into how powerful a genuinely progressive Democratic president could be, and how much he or she could get done. As we saw yesterday, the Republicans voted repeatedly to participate in a cover-up of Donald Trump's crimes.