Firefighters Watch House Burn... Again.

  "Firefighters arrived on the scene but as the fire raged, they simply stood by and did nothing. "In an emergency, the first thing you think of, 'Call 9-1-1," homeowner Bell said. However, Bell and her husband were forced to walk into the burning...

Watching conservatives

I admit, I do try and watch conservatives, as much as I can, as much as I can stand. It is hard, it is frustrating, but it is important to get both view points.  Time and time again, the only republican, that makes any sense to me is Joe...

Why Aren't the Tax Cuts Creating Jobs?

  GOP Supercommittee Member Admits Bush Tax Cuts Didn’t Create Jobs, Can’t Explain Why By Pat Garofalo on Dec 4, 2011 at 12:10 pm Republicans this week filibustered a Democratic plan to extend a soon-to-expire payroll tax cut, objecting to the fact...

More on Payroll Tax Cuts

  http://current.com/shows/countdown/videos/payroll-tax-cut-debate-robert-reich-breaks-down-the-gop’s-hypocrisy             Keith and former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich evaluate President Obama’s latest argument in the...

How's this work?

1. No cuts to Social Security 2. Cut FICA tax 3. FICA is the only funding mechanism for Social Security 4. The people who object are against the middle class who base a lot of their retirement on Social Security.

So we shouldn't reform Welfare?

Admittedly this is an extreme example but it does illustrate the point that if this can be done at this scale then it is more than likely that others have contained their greed better and have gone unnoticed. Here is the headline.   Feds Raid...

The Non-Churchillian Newt Gingrich

    The Non-Churchillian Newt Gingrich December 3, 2011 By mario piperni 2 Comments         http://mariopiperni.com/republican-republican/the-non-churchillian-newt-gingrich.php     Make what you will of this. Joe...

Bush afraid to be arrested

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1354211/George-W-Bush-cancels-Switzerland-visit-fears-arrest-torture-charges.html     Oh, if only he would go.  I would like to see that!

Obama's Success in a Failed Country

Obama's Success in a Failed Country Great patriot President Ronald Reagan once said: "Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation." At the time he spoke those words, Reagan...

My Fetish Strikes Again

I love Tee Shirts, I don't usually go in for the political ones for the same reasons I don't favor bumper stickers. My thoughts are my own, I have every right to them & don't feel the need to make my whole day about defending or wallowing in them....

Frank Luntz and Propaganda

http://mariopiperni.com/uncategorized/republicans-on-manufacturing-consent.php/comment-page-1#comment-30717   These people seem to think they can still fool us by changing a few words.  We have to stop falling for propaganda.

Payroll Tax Cuts

"In all likely hood."  Mitch Mcconell said they would vote to continue the payroll tax cut.  I know I am tired, but the way the republicans blather on about the evils of taxes, how could this even be an issue?  How is that they voted no the first time...

thanksgiving day address

Why are people making such a big deal of President Obama not mentioning God in his Thanksgiving day address?  Why is this relevant?

Barney Frank Retiring

After serving 45 years, Barney Frank has announced his retirement.  He will not be running for re-election.  Will this become a good thing for the Democrtic party or a bad?

Boarder Patrol, I feel safer already!

Some music while you read if you desire. As I was driving around town today I spotted five different boarder patrol vehicles.   Its good to know the boarder patrol is busy guarding my small city on shores of Lake Erie from those damn...

What Thanksgiving Says to Me

I think about the conditions that caused our Thanksgiving Story. Our forebears arrived here woefully unprepared. That's not surprising to us because we have the Westward expansion to relate it to, a time when anyone could walk West as prepared or...

Chicago the 51st State?

Illinois State Representative Bill Mitchell introduced a bill to the General Assembly on Tuesday to make Chicago it's own state.  His bill is supported by Representative Adam Brown.  Being a life long Illinois resident, but not of Chicago, I am taken...