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Trump turning a new leaf

By the time a human reaches the age of 40 they are pretty much set in their ways. Any effort to alter one's habits (The New year's Resolution) will last anywhere from 5-7 minutes, 5-7 hours, 5-7 days or 5-7 months. Behavior modification at this point can only be achieved with chemical or electrical treatment. So, don't go thinking that Mr. Trump may turn a new leaf. He's 70 for chrissake. He is humanly incapable. He'll fool you for a few minutes. Beware of the charmer. There's sharks' teeth behind that smile.

Perhaps Our Understanding of the Political Landscape is All Wrong

I would like your feedback on the following thought. Perhaps we are missing Trump's agenda, and we may not be alone. It occurred to me that the objective of both political parties during the presidential election, with the important exceptions of Bernie and the Donald, was to vie for the coveted post of Corporate Representative in Chief. Donald Trump's victory nullified this position. His win was a corporate takeover. In effect, it made the Congress and both political parties irrelevant.

Unity ~ for Liberals, Progressives and Democrats

We offer to all Liberals, Progressives and Democrats a new group called, "Unity ~ for Liberals, Progressives and Democrats" My questions to you all, are very simple, are you sick of the infighting, of the bashing of Bernie or Hillary? Do you believe that if we are to defeat the Trump Republicans, we must unite? Do you agree with this statement, "It's time for UNITY!?" If you said yes, then this group is for you.

To get single payer, start calling it what it is: Social Insurance

We all know that the words we use are important. If we’re ever going to get single payer, I believe we need to stop using the term “single payer” and start using “social insurance” instead. Social security, Medicare, Unemployment Compensation and pensions are all examples of social insurance.

the RICH essentially GET WHAT THEY WANT

" POLICY is uncorrelated with public attitudes, and closely correlated with corporate interests. Elsewhere he showed that about 70 percent of the population has no influence on policy—they might as well be in some other country. And as you go up the income and wealth level, the impact on public policy is greater—the rich essentially get what they want.


Q. Noam, the unthinkable has happened: In contrast to all forecasts, Donald Trump scored a decisive victory over Hillary Clinton, and the man that Michael Moore described as a "wretched, ignorant, dangerous part-time clown and full-time sociopath" will be the next president of the U.S. In your view, what were the deciding factors that led American voters to produce the biggest upset in the history of U.S. politics?

A. Noam Chomsky

Property tax for education; is it needed funding?

Property tax for education; is it needed funding?

I heard Thom rant again on this topic, and he may be right, and then again wrong.

He assumes that rich districts pay for well paid schools, while poorer districts have less funded schools, therefore, funding for schools via property taxes should be eliminated.

Nice rant Thom, but there are other factors to consider.

I don't have the same history experience as Thom, so I can't come to the same conclusion.

Why call him "president", Obama wasn't.

Mr Obama was rarely called "President Obama". He was referred to as "Obama" or "Mr. Obama."

I am hearing trump referred to as "President Trump" almost every single time. Could people start just saying trump, and please note I am not even capitalizing the name.


“The Morgans, Rockefellers and their ilk had captured the industrial revolution that dominated the U.S. after the Civil War. The farmers of the South and West fought back with a grass-roots social movement…They formed the People’s Party. Its socialistic platforms demanded public ownership of the major financial institutions, including banks, railways, power utilities and other private monopolies that were crushing the public well-being.”

Yale Mental Health Petition to Impreach Trump - Mentally Ill

Unfollow the Twittering Trump

Those of you who are paid to follow Trump disregard. If you are not a supporter of Donald Trump and yet cling to his tweets, unfollow immediately; the loss of followers will be a major blow to the "baby tyrant's" ego. (That's a 70s pop pysch term.) Let Mr. Hartmann keep you informed. This also applies to Facebook and other "socio-media."

Preventing anxiety disorders in the age of Trump (or at any time for that matter)

I'm trained in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy developed by the late Dr. Albert Ellis. Tom's guest today said what I've been I’ve been saying for years. Millions of people are needlessly creating anxiety disorders in themselves. Millions were encourage to do just that by Trump before the election, and that's why they voted for him, and why those who didn't might be making themselves anxious. (Please note how I phrase that)

So I’d like to offer ways to stop doing that.


I posted one a bit ago with the wrong link to it. Sorry. Here is the one I meant to post. Check it out, am original song by me


Progress is bring made on my new album. Six more songs to go, two of which are halfway done

New Wikipedia

A Venture capitalist or any entrepreneur could develop a factual version of Wikipedia.

There is more of a market for the Truth than fiction.

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Did Gerrymandering Give Us Trump?

The past six months have barely seemed real - but the election of Donald Trump was no fluke.

It was the direct result of a Republican effort to rig our election system.

Donald Trump is an historically unpopular president.