Primary and Trusted Sources

Sometimes you take a punch to the gut when you realize just how astonishingly manipulative and brazenly dishonest people can be, especially when the stakes are high and massive amounts of money are at stake. An Example: Liars Lie My sister told me today in a phone call that she was really shocked to learn that even President Obama has… Continue reading

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

Bill Moyers Sums It Up

He is wise, factual, and prescient. This video is well worth your time. Democracy is being subverted by the party of “No!” and their Teabagistanians’ lunatic jihad on Americans. If you or I broke the law of the land, we would be jailed. The party of “No!” has got to go!… 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

Amazon.com Binder Reviews

Wow, first it was the Big Bird meme. Now it’s “binders full of women.” Mitt Romney, all by himself, has once again created a cultural subtext for the election. Why didn’t he just be honest: Paul Ryan voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The Republican party genuinely is a boys’ club punctuated by the hubris of Rush Limbaugh.… Continue reading

Happy Independence Day Weekend!

[dropcap]H[/dropcap]appy Independence Day! In 1776 the early American settlers obtained independence from religious and government tyranny. A nation was born—a place where people mattered: well, at least the white, wealthy, male, protestant people who owned land mattered. In these 235 years basically the only thing that has changed is who is perpetrating the tyranny. This nation still suffers from religious… Continue reading

For Mom: Top 5 Social Security Myths

Periodically, the wealthy Republicans begin salivating over all of the money in the Social Security system.  They want to dump it into the free market because, as everyone knows, when we privatize non-profit administered funds into a for profit model, the wealthy can get even wealthier.  (I personally believe that’s why the Republics are pushing the “charter school” movement too… Continue reading

Oh Dear! FAUX News At It Again…

The hyper, militant, radical, evil, ultra-conservative, Republican noise machine has reached a new level of shill: stop beating up poor little innocent BP. [Insert a string of vile profanities of your own choosing here.] Listen to these idiots. At the very least, BP should go out of business. Frankly, I favor the US nationalizing all of their assets. Just please… Continue reading

Fighting Being Disillusioned

I’ve actually been thinking more and more about leaving the US. I mean: for good. I find myself so disillusioned with what is happening in my native land. My country forces education reform that is destroying creativity, problem solving, deep thinking, and analysis of knowledge to inform carefully considered long term solution-making for the immediacy of factionalized curriculum memorization. My… Continue reading

The Face of a Nation in Poverty

“For the first time in more than 35 years, the U.S. military has met all of its annual recruiting goals, as hundreds of thousands of young people have enlisted despite the near-certainty that they will go to war. link: Military reports historic recruiting success // Current Image: by BL1961 @ Flickr History of Rosie the Riveter (Norman Rockwell‘s “Rosie the… Continue reading