Swear to God! True Story…

Yesterday the SCOTUS affirmed the Affordable Care Act as the law of the land, and the Obama death panels immediately started murdering grandmas in all 50 states! Today SCOTUS made marriage equality the law of the land, and preachers set themselves on fire, several southern states seceded from the Union (again!), Franklin Graham moved to Canada (only to discover they’ve… Continue reading

Dick Cheney, War Crimes Against Humanity

Enough Is Enough lenn Beck makes a lot of money hanging just a little too close to crazy. I never thought the day would come when we shared any common ground, but on his show this week he delivered a rant, “Enough Is Enough.” I totally agree with the following: From the beginning, most people on the left were against… Continue reading

What’s the First Thing You Think of…

when I say: Lyndon B. Johnson? [polldaddy poll=7979908][hr] [hr] [twocol_one]For me, having grown up during his presidency, I think of Vietnam. Footage from the war was on TV every night. It was horrible, ghastly, never ending. But this is not what most concerned LBJ and the  Democratic Party at the time. Apparently they had extended conversations about what passing the… Continue reading

Minimum and Maximum Wage

I don’t just favor an increase in the minimum wage, I want to cap the amount of money anyone can earn. In other words, I want a maximum wage. I have often said that there is nothing any human being can do on this planet that makes their annual earning power worth tens of millions of dollars. Nothing. Even if… Continue reading

Let’s Fix a Few Things…

Rather than doing a dance to celebrate the end of the attempted government coup by the “Tea (extortion) Party,” and the fact that their anti-democracy stunts have done nothing to reach their goals, I want to propose a few solutions to prevent this from ever happening again and to make Congress a bit more functional. “We the people…” should demand… Continue reading

Al Jazeera America?

Have I been living under a rock? How did I miss this? Al Jazeera is starting a news channel in the US? I’m sure Fox trotted out the usual parade of ignorance. CNN no doubt has a vested interest in reporting this negatively. But, let’s be honest. American cable news is so lacking, Al Jazeera America saw a market! In… Continue reading

Wake Up, and Smell The Coffee

Gay people and abortion, that’s virtually all the religious right talks about. They have raised a now-dwindling fortune on these two issues. According to Fred Clark*, the religious right has always proclaimed they had the moral high ground on these issues. If they said, “The president is the most pro-choice president in history.” citizens were supposed to inflame with moral… Continue reading

Confessions from a Diabetic Under Stress

I admit it! I stress eat! The more stress and anxiety I feel, the more I eat. And, I’m talking about the bad stuff—sweets: cookies, cookies and milk! Lots of them! Non-stop! Last night, watching the election returns, I needed an insulin IV! Every time a state was called for Romney, I had to eat at least 3 Oreos! If… Continue reading

Open Letter to the Red States…

Dear Red States: We’re ticked off at your Neanderthal attitudes and politics and we’ve decided we’re leaving. Just had to share this… We in New York intend to form our own country and we’re taking the other Blue States with us. In case you aren’t aware that includes California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and the rest of… Continue reading

Big Bird, and Binders, and Bayonets, Oh My!

Frankly, I hope this will be the last post I write (or read) about the election. I have good friends who I know will vote for Mitt Romney. Some have chosen to do so because they and their families are deeply hurting from the financial wreckage of the George W. Bush years and believe Obama failed to fix that mess.… Continue reading