Texas, what is up?

I'm sorry, Texas, but you have some work to do educating your population. You don't want another generation of THIS:   For Crockett Keller, the customer is always right -- or at least right-leaning. That's because the Texas firearm safety...

NYT on Campaign finance

  There has been much heat and angst on this topic.  Perhaps we should look to other means of curbing corruption? January 23, 2010 Does Corporate Money Lead to Political Corruption? By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK ...

John Boehner's Comments About The Executive Order

Yesterday, I listened to John Boehner's comments about the Executive Orders of President Obama.  He indicated that Executive Orders are unconstitutional.  Perhaps John Boehner should review the history of Executive Orders. I seriously doubt how...

the Supreme Court vs words101

    Can you imagine if everything we wrote was not only collected and stored, but held under examination by the government and each person was left to themselves to account to their words? The Supreme Court vs. words 101 Deposition #repeat...

The L curve.org

http://www.lcurve.org/   This is a great graph and page explaining the disparity of income now.  Classwarfare, I am surpised it has not happened sooner. Seriously check out this site.

A dilemna

If one is not entitled to the fruits of ones labors and the acquisition of wealth and possessions at one end, why should it cause angst at the other end of the spectrum? LA struggles to cope with possessions of homeless

Food for thought for my Liberal Friends?

Anatomy of an Occupation By Robin of Berkeley Robin is the pen name selected by a recovering liberal, and a licensed psychotherapist in Berkeley, California.  If you're wondering whether I was at Occupy Berkeley on October 15, the answer is...

What my growing anomosity towards the Right has taught me

This one thing: the problem is in me. I have met the enemy,,,and it is me. Differences do not mean opposition. Yes, my view of how the world should be run is perfect and yet, surprisingly, so is theirs. My imperfections get their most affirmative...

A Shift in the Educational Paradigm

That's what we need, a few countries seem to still do it right as do many private schools... studying them seems to be the intelligent course of action. I'm not a teacher & I don't have kids of my own... but, I recognize that a well educated &...

Football works!

The Packers plan works!   A Football Question: Last year... After the Packers / Bills game, Buffalo released quarterback Trent Edwards. During the Packers / Eagles game, the Packers injured Philadelphia quarterback Kevin Kolb. Philadelphia...

Toss up questions

1.  If private monopolies are bad, evil, nasty things why is a government monopoly desirable? 2.  If fundamentalism of one religion is to be avoided at all costs in one country why is another religion's fundamentalism lauded in another country?

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE

I wanted to send you a great birthday message, of course with some sort of great picture, of a monkey and a cake, but of course I am stuck at work, for who knows how long, and I have no google images to use. So I will send you a...

Snake Oil!!!

For all who subscribe to the "us against them" attitude over an "we're all in this together" attitude, a very good friend sent me this cartoon that was made over 50 years ago!  It is another example of the hazards of deriding the lessons of history....

A little song for OWS

Two years before I was born: It's important to do the things we do with our eyes wide open fully aware of what consequence may come.

Suggestion to all members of Debatingpolitics and usapolitics

I have a suggestion to throw out to all of you that keep saying we ned to chage how our government works. What if all of us that know how to use a computer got together, set up a committee to learn how we go about getting our message face to face...

Question About the No New Taxes Pledge.

The US Constitution gives the US Congress the explicit power to raise revenues.  By election day, the vast majority of Republican candidates will have signed the 'No New Taxes' pledge. This is not just Republicans deciding to vote against a net tax...

HELP Needed

I know this is not a political post but would anyone out there that knows how to post videos & charts would you be willing to teach me how to do that? There have been some very good charts & videos I have come across but can't share because I...

By your associations?

There is a proverb that comes to us through the ages that says "So may much be spied also, by the company and pastime that a body uses. For a man is for the most part conditioned even like unto them that he keeps company with. [1541 M.Coverdale] ...

United Nations Island

  My father, in his seventies, has had his fill of politics. “I think they should round up all the politicians in the world and put them on island; let them battle it out amongst themselves and leave the rest of us out of it.”   I laugh.   He...

Mercy has OWS become their own enemy?

'Occupy Wall Street' Rocked By $ Scandal AP File NY POST Even in Zuccotti Park, greed is good. Occupy Wall Street’s Finance Committee has nearly $500,000 in the bank, and donations continue to pour in -- but its reluctance to...

Poverty Level

Does anyone here really have a clue what it is like to live and raise a family in poverty level?  I confess I have never lived in poverty level, but have struggled financially many times in my life.  I see very little empathy for those who do, even...