Class Warfare, Indeed

Here are a few sobering statistics for you: 46.2 million Americans now living in poverty (US Census Bureau‘s annual report on poverty)–the highest in 52 years. (Source) The US has, by far, the most unequal distribution of wealth of any major country on earth. (Source)  We rank close to Botswana! After accounting for inflation, median wages for men between 30… Continue reading

Bald Eagle Interviewed in Oregon

THE OREGON WILDERNESS—Frustrated by the widely held assumption that he unequivocally endorses the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, a bald eagle said Monday that his thoughts on the conflicts were far more nuanced than many Americans might expect.  Speaking to reporters from his nest in the upper branches of a 175-foot ponderosa pine tree, the eagle explained that each member… 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

Once Again!

Simply incredulous! The Bush administration is seeking to obtain the authority to delay the November election because of possible terrorist threats. No specifics are given, well, they never are–just words like bad, massive, etc. His administration loves colors too: red, orange! Reminds me of Pavlov’s dogs and bells. Show the color and the nation is supposed to salivate for the… Continue reading