October 2014

Implosion of our Cash-Based Democracy: Sears laying off 5,500 due to failed aggregate demand.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/sears-close-stores-lay-off-5-500-employees-131217119--finance.html

The Bigger Picture

I have just heard the comments by radio host Mr. Weiner. It seems to me that Thom seems to go out of his way in order not to ridicule Mr. Weiner. This is somewhat understandable in that they possibly share similar career paths, and Thom is able to distinguish the person from the message. However, many of us do not share this comradarie, and when far right ideas are spewed from those in the media, it makes some of us physically ill.

Consider the Source

Consider the source, but this is likely to be all over the Right Wing Blogosphere as Proof Positive that there is a vast Left Wing Conspiracy to commit Voter Fraud in Colorado. James O'Keefe (Yes, that one of Acorn fame), managed to set up some young College Student activist and get her to say something stupid on hidden camera. Wonder what the conversation looks like in full context as we all know O'Keefe is a master of the deceptive edit.

http://www.thefederalistpapers.org/us/james-okeefe-strikes-again-exposes...

I am tired of the corruption in politics and poor choices we are given.

I am tired of politics and having sub-par choices for elections. I propose a new law for elections. We need a "none of the above" check box on every ballot for every office. If this box wins the other people running and their parties have to pay for a special election and the failed canadates are not allowed to run for that office in the special election.

Cook county wolves in sheep's clothing.

Why do all the republicans in Chicagoland base their signage and websites in blue and make it hard to find theii party affiliation on their websites?

Wage Incentives

Thom,

Sit Back and Watch

Operation Moonlight reminds me of Dick Cheney's September 11th maneuvers. Send them miles away, then sit back and watch.

ISIS Recruits: Is the Grass Really Greener?

I can't say I blame those who are lured by the call of groups like ISIS. It offers hope, albeit a false one, to those who feel isolated or alienated; like giving "power to the powerless" if you'd like. A promise of strength for the weak; revenge for those who believe themselves oppressed in some way.

TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE: White House fence jumper actually kicks and assaults innocent guard dog.

And yea, there was some other concern about the situation but whatever it was it failed to make an impression on me. I think it had something to do with the Super Rich and being able to continue to pass out Taxpayer’s Property to friends

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-bp-offers-a-lesson-20141022-column.html

The Future Is Soon

So much talk about Citizens United. So much talk about a living wage. So much talk about the hoarding of wealth.

What do you suppose this is all about?

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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.