December 2014


Since the Thom Hartmann website has no way of accessing more than one's last 10 blog posts (even though they're still there), I've decided to keep this catalog of my own posts in my most recent ten. I'll have to delete and repost an updated version when it would otherwise become the 11th most recent. I had to delete blog posts until there were 9 showing, so that I knew I had them all.

Wealth Disparity, a More Helpful Infographic

Obama ranks with Woodrow Wilson in the degree to which he misrepresented himself to the American Public.

Wilson campaigned on offering racial equality and upon being elected immediately pumped out a slew of Jim Crow legislation and hosted a viewing of The Birth of Nation in Washington. Obama campaigned as a populist message and upon being elected immediately turned into a corporate whore at the expense of 99% of the American People.

It would seem that both men are guilty of discriminating in their choice of which Americans they would offer a representative government: Wilson discriminated based upon race, and Obama based upon income.

prospects for obamacare

critics of o'care claim that state-run health care works poorly, and point out that well-off canadians with money often cross border and pay for care in u.s. rather than wait longer for help at home.

before anyone jumps on this fact as proof of weakness of public medicine, it's well to considerthis fact: a recent poll of canadians found the most highly-regarded canadian of all time is tommy douglas, the father of that nation's govt medical program!

the defense rests.

problem with protests

like the occupy movement, the protest marches against police mistreatment of blacks are a questionable use of resources; they have little effect on the opposition while eating up govt money in police overtime.

protest generally has little effect, other than giving protesters a false feeling of relevance. political action, aimed at voters, is what brings change. creating traffic snarls is no way to move hearts and minds.

So here we are at the end of 2014 with a progressed annual report on the state of We the People forming a more perfect union.

We the people will turn out to vote for populist measures. In 1930 we had nothing to lose so we fought for populist measures, now we have the conversation that in fighting we may lose what little we have. Who will protect us against the machine should we revolt as in 1930 ?

Whistle Blowers family being evicted at Christmas after Judge drops Enbridge lawsuit.

Whistle Blower John Bolenbaugh is being evicted after spending the last 4 years exposing the truth about tar sand oil spills around the Country. John refused to be part of an Enbridge cover-up in 2010 at the largest inland oil spill this Country has seen thus far. 844,000 plus gallons leaked near Marshall Michigan and entered the Kalamazoo River.

“Dynamic Scoring”: GOP secures new rule allowing them to serve the rich with Tax cuts.

Excerpts from the article:

Why This Matters: Dynamic scoring of federal tax and budget bills could well make it easier for Republicans to justify large tax cuts next year. But many economists worry that inaccuracies in the modeling of macroeconomic effects could result in economically damaging fiscal policy.

Argon, Ebola, Birdman and Rumi

In a one-week period, I saw the excellent documentary “I Am,” by Tom Shadyac — filled with the visual glimpses of hope and decay, competitiveness and compassion that yin and yang us through our daily lives — and “Birdman,” with some very poignantly written and poignantly acted glimpses of the struggle we all have to find meaning in lives that can sometimes seem breathtakingly small and p


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Are We At "Peak" Citizen's United?

Thom plus logo Donald Trump has corrupted pretty much every federal agency, but the one that is most concerning is his corruption of the Department of Justice. Bill Barr, in 1992, ran the cover up of the Iran/Contra treason scandal on behalf of George HW Bush and Ronald Reagan. Now he's running, according to Lev Parnas, multiple coverups for Donald Trump.