Überciety

Like most people, sometimes I see what’s coming, but sometimes I don’t. This piece is a shot in the dark: what I suspect is coming to our rather-near future. It just seems to make sense to me as various indicators point in the same direction. In our hyper-connected society, more and more teenagers are choosing not to get their driver’s… Continue reading

Religious Corporate Personhood

What could be better than corporations being counted as living breathing people in our “democracy?” What could be better than allowing corporations to contribute as much money to politicians as they want, because money is free speech! Corporations are people. People are entitled to free speech! What could be better than letting these mega churches that have destroyed the Republican… Continue reading

Exciting Birth Announcement!

Well, indeed! I am pleased to announce the birth of twins! Budapest and the Czech Republic! The 750 photos from the trip to these two locations, back in 2010, are finally available! Yes, it took a while for me to get them online, but these galleries are worth the wait. It’s impossible to know which country I enjoyed the most… Continue reading

Resonates with Me

I’ve had the unexpected good fortune to travel, a lot, actually—all over the world. (That reminds me, I need to update my list of countries to which I have been! Check out the list, it’s #23 on this page.) And in every place I have visited, the people have all been very nice, kind, and helpful even when they don’t… Continue reading

Some Current News in Pictures

I put this one at the top because the president is dead spot on! I would grouse very little about how disgusting I have come to find “religious” endeavor in this country if the religious mouthpieces at the national microphone would just shut up and live by whatever twisted, ancient writings they wished to live by and stopped trying to… Continue reading

2BIG2F- already has

Lately, I’ve had this idea on my mind, for some reason: if something is too big too fail, I think it already has failed. And this applies to so much more than just the banking industry. In fact, at the moment, I can’t think of anything to which it doesn’t apply. Yes, we need efficiency; we need incentive; we need… Continue reading

What Can Be Said?!

This graphic has been circulating the web… While nothing more needs to be said, I will add this thought: If our government were more representative of our nation‘s actual population in race, gender, age, and income brackets, the policies of this nation would be vastly different than they currently are. The average American is excluded from office, by design of… Continue reading

GOP’s Pledge to America

Make the super rich wealthier. Lie more to America. (Use FOX) Make the super rich wealthier. Spend more on war. Make the super rich wealthier. Privatise public education. Make the super rich wealthier. Destroy the environment. Make the super rich wealthier. Give corporations more control over government. Make the super rich wealthier. Take away healthy care for Americans because the… Continue reading

Bag the Tea Party

Image via Wikipedia I’ve had all of the Tea Party insanity I can stomach. They now want a Constitutional Renaissance. What kind of horse @#$% is that?! They want to revisit the 1st amendment, the 14th amendment, and states rights. Freedom of religion only will apply to the religions they want it to apply to.  The 14th amendment should only… Continue reading

Lessig @ TED

I have made no secret of my support of Larry Lessig‘s Change Congress effort. In his TED presentation, he clearly articulates the need for it, stating that government of, for, and by the people has certainly withered in our lifetimes. He presents a reasoned case for why changing the way we fund campaigns is essential to the survival of the… Continue reading