February 2015


Dear Mr. Hartmann:

You have some Veterans here that need a little help. We wrote a book of poems, had it published and had 2 book fairs (all with our own money). My Literary Agent was supposed to help; but never got back to me. Mind you, we get small checks and food stamps.

We need some help to get our book out there. It gained great reveiws.

If you know of someone, we would be willing to give 1/2 to his favorite charity and some of these poems will be made into records.

Thanks for listening....William Abair

Do You Want To Be Right, Or Be Loved?

"The need to be right is the sign of a vulgar mind." - Albert Camus

There is a rather rhetorical question often asked in clinical psychology, the origins of which seem lost in the quicksand of time: Would you rather be right, or be loved?

jindal is hopeless

as a dem, i enjoy watching jindal writhe in his effort to position himself just right to win nomination: no chance, bobby; your "rebuttal" of obama's early speeches was lame, unimaginative, a script from gop column a.

the fun will be watching these idiots scramble for the low road, fight to outdo each other in callousness and meanness. jindal will try hard, but no chance.

Conservative blogger exposes right-wing fundraising scams: "$50 million down the tubes"

An article exposing right-wing fundraising scams has gone viral--and it's by conservative blogger John Hawkins. Linked and quoted in other articles left, right and in between, it's better to rely on the original source to read for yourself. Among the biggest scammers are Sarah Palin, Ben Carson, and various Tea Party groups:

Madison's Capital Times and Cartoonist Skewer Scott Walker, Koch Brothers

Anyone who's interested in following what Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is doing in--and to--the state should be a regular follower of the Capital Times editorial and companion cartoon published every Wednesday.

CT editor emeritus Dave Zweifel needs no hype to break down Walker's machinations; he makes his points factually and succinctly. Award-winning cartoonist Mike Konopacki polishes it all off with spot-on companion cartoons that skewer Walker for the self-aggrandizing, Koched-up sycophant he is.

Drinking? Having your just attended the Prayer Breakfast, the “ugly” truth is, Mr. President, we sure look like we’re at war with Islam.

America is replete with failures in separation of church and state, including, most egregiously in the military. I guess that’s why Obama felt it necessary to remind American’s that we are not at war with Islam (but really, I’m not too sure!):

Recruiters using posters advertising god’s war,

Troops singing Onward Christian solider,

Top brass in full military garb at the pulpit addressing a mega church,

Bomber plane pilots being predominately Christian,

Hey Neil McCabe: Make the USPS BIGGER!!

The constitutional mandate of the post office ensured a cutting edge communication service for citizens, as an important attribute of a free society. It very clear to me that this mandate should have expanded many times in the past - to account for the telephone, the cell phone, and now internet and whatever communications technology is about to develop.

Two Guest Talking at the Same Time ...

Tom - I'm tied in knots with frustration. These two Women, (2/18/2015) talk over everyone. They've been on before. I won't watch them again unless you can get them to respect other commentors. Rude!!!

Trashing his base: Why don’t Republican voters sponsor a Walker Recall Election?



Outdoor Recreationalists? HA! HA! HA! State Park fees UP$$$, including Boat Launch fees UP$$$, (factor that into your bass fishing!) (ps tourism dollars will be dented)

People with Grammar School aged kids? HA! Send your tuition fees$$$ to Scammer Educational Services LLC’s main office in West Hollywood, CA. HA!

Well?.....what’s it going take?

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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.