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

The Sacred Versus the Profane–Not Always What You Think

A few weeks ago I saw a StoryCorps vehicle and wondered what it was. I just listened to Dave Isay’s TED talk below. Now I know. Two people come together for an interview, an authentic, simple, pure conversation for about an hour that is recorded by a facilitator. Each participant is given a copy, and a copy is permanently archived… Continue reading

The Art of the Fauxpology

First, I want to express my sincere admiration for Jeffrey Hoffman, the executive director of BJUnity, and all of that organization’s board members. They succeeded in piercing the arrogance of Bob Jones III and holding him to account for his bullying hate speech. Hats off to BJUnity! But I’m taking a harder line than these kind-hearted, good-spirited people. You see,… Continue reading

Why I Oppose ObamaCare

Here’s why I am against the healthcare law that the US Supreme Court recently upheld, the one Mitt Romney basically passed in Massachusetts and now is against: Every well-educated person in this country has a well-paying job that affords him and her access to affordable health care. This means the law is completely unnecessary.The young man I just saw standing… Continue reading

Telling It Like It Really Is…

I recently read an article from a former Republican operative who detailed that the most effective strategy the Republicans have used with a Democrat in the white house was to break government. But they’ve been doing this for many years: spend on war, oil and banking while bankrupting Social Security, Medicare, etc. When Americans think that “big wasteful federal government”… Continue reading

Never, EVER, Again

The nation simply wouldn’t survive another incompetent, arrogant, ignorant, extremist in the White House. As hard as it is to imagine, I think Rick Perry is an amplified version of everything I find horrifying and detestable in George W. Bush! Ten years ago, this is what the buffoon had to say: CRAWFORD, Tex., Aug. 24 — President Bush said today… Continue reading

Maddow for President

I’d vote for her!  Shoot, I’d campaign for her!  She’s attractive and charming.  She’s witty and articulate.  She speaks core American values.  She does her homework. Obama, while infinitely better than his wretched predecessor, has been astoundingly disappointing as president.  This disaster affords him the opportunity to do right by the American people and fulfill one of the primary duties… Continue reading

Tax Day: Pay Your War Bills

Have you paid your War Bills yet? You have until midnight!  Maybe this will help you put things in better perspective: Meanwhile, the military share of the budget works out to about $1.6 trillion. That figure includes the Pentagon budget request of $708 billion, plus an estimated $200 billion in supplemental funding, called “overseas contingency funding” in euphemistic White House-speak),… Continue reading

Imagine My Delight: The Planets Align Again!

Yesterday was an interesting day for me—most days are, actually. But the planets seemed to be especially aligned, or maybe yesterday was a “rip, a hole in the time/space continuum” that “take us thru the event horizon.” * 1. I got an email invitation to connect with another Tim Tyson on a social network site. What was particularly interesting is… Continue reading

The White House Now on the iPhone

This is dubbed as the team’s first step in its mobile platform development. On Tuesday, the President’s technology team released its first iPhone application, appropriately dubbed The White House. The app features blogs, video, photos, newsroom briefs, and the ability to watch live broadcasts over 3G or Wi-Fi.” [Source: The White House releases news, streaming app | Software | iPhone… Continue reading