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

Extreme Makeover

Image via Wikipedia Justice John Paul Stevens‘ service to this nation has been substantive. I am fearful of what the court will become as he retires. Justice John Paul Stevens‘s departure from the Supreme Court represents the end of an era. Just not the one you are probably thinking of. Stevens’s unblinking devotion to human rights, civil rights, and the… Continue reading

I’m Not the Only One Worried

Image via Wikipedia Allow me to introduce Senator Jones (R) from AIG and Senator Smith (D) from United Healthcare and Representative Tung from China… This is so bad. So very, very bad. The Campaign to Legalize Democracy is circulating a petition in response to yesterday’s ruling that legalized unlimited political bribery by corporations in the USA. Signatories include Bill Moyer,… Continue reading

There She Blows

Government of the corporations, by the corporations, and for the corporations. Today the Supreme Court (5-4) just handed the Republicans (and a lot of Democrats too) a huge bonus: unfettered access to corporate funding, effectively making a broken political system completely unaccountable the to will of the people. The legacy of George W. Bush lives on to feast on the… Continue reading

Shining the Light of Day

Since the Supreme Court wants the Prop 8 trial hidden from the nation, I for one will shine a little light on it.  This information comes from one of the more prominent blogs about all things LA. No wonder Dr. William Tam, a proponent of Prop 8, wanted to be excused from the federal trial going on this week. He… Continue reading