October 2014

ATTN Thom: Rehashing the Death of The Suburbs

So back in mid to late January during the Conversation with great minds segment Thom had a discussion with Leah Gallagher about her book in regards to the Death of the Suburbs. I was very interested in where this conversation was going to go. Leah touched on a lot of externalities about the motives behind people moving closer to their places of business and likewise but there was nothing mentioned in regard to the lending practices of these banking institutions.

Walker crony Glenn Grothman, Republican from WI’s 6th District, wants to abolish the Weekend.

QUOTE: “Right now in Wisconsin, you're not supposed to work seven days in a row, which is a little ridiculous.”

Implosion of our Cash-Based Democracy: Amazon, merchant to the 99%, posts huge loss.

When a general merchandiser like Amazon - who sells a wide range of everything - posts an earnings loss - it is worthy of notice.

Sooooooo, ....how about the aggregate demand, there don't ya know there Mr. Obama?!?

http://www.gurufocus.com/news/287170/amazon-third-quarter-earnings-bombs-

Death of the Planet: UK Chief Scientist warns ocean acidification collapsing entire global marine based ecosystem.

“…the current rate of acidification is believed to be unprecedented within the last 65 million years.”

Fox et al Makes People Agoraphobic

Is there some way we can warn the Right wing Blogosphere about the ISIS plot to allegedly send Ebola infected poll watchers into areas that will lean heavily Republican next month to keep them from voting in the 2016 election?

... and you approved THAT message??

I live in New York State's Hudson Valley, the 18th Congressional District after the latest Gerrymander. Our current Congresscritter is Sean Patrick Maloney, a Blue Dog if ever there was one.

His opposition this time around is a wealthy, Tea-Party Opthalmologist named Nan Hayworth, who was our Representative in the 112th Congress, when this area was the 19th district.

Challange to Thom

I live in Denver and thought the new Marijuana law was ok, but after attending a citizen's police academy, we had people from the Metro Task Force speak, and I've changed my mind and think this law should be repealed. Young people are moving here to either work in the industry or just to smoke and are ending up on the street and in shelters. Thom, I challange you to attend DC's citizen's police academy, if they have one, if they have a drug presentation and to rethink your support of new drug laws. I changed my mind on this after attending,

Voting Brains Are Up For It

Go, Alison!

It has taken Sam Brownbeck 2 years to undo what took Kansas citizens decades to create. The People are figuring it out while they still have a state. In Illinois, Bruce Rauner wants his chance to do a brownbeck. It turns out that the Republican Libertarian Tea Party go backwards idea never worked before in history and does not work now. It is quite a learning experience, if our voting brains are up for it.

Alison Lundergan Grimes Says She Won't Be Bullied by Meet The Press Moderator Chuck Todd

Piliticususa, October 22, 2014

Alison Lundergan Grimes took the stage in Kentucky and delivered a punch in the nose to Chuck Todd by proclaiming that she will not be bullied by the Meet The Press moderator.

During a rally in Kentucky with Bill Clinton, Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes said, "Kentucky is ready for a senator that's an independent thinker that can put the partisanship aside and actually fight for the people of this state...One that won't be bullied by Mitch McConnell or Chuck Todd...We can do this Kentucky."

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Who Will Stop World War III?

Thom plus logo Back in 2001, after 9/11, Congress gave the president the authority to basically wage war anywhere in the world where there were governments affiliated with Al Qaeda, the radical Sunni Muslim group that came out of the Saudi Wahhabist movement. Iran is Shia Muslim, essentially the sworn enemies of the Sunnis.