and Waking Up in Hell!
That’s how I see this unholy alliance between the extremist fundamentalist religious movement and the Republican party.
When I was a child the Republican party stood for fiscal conservancy/responsibility and personal freedom/libertarianism. Today, thanks to the work of Karl Rove and extremist religious leaders, the Republican party can’t be conservative enough to win the extremists’… Continue reading
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
Yes, I knew it was only a matter of time.
Chloé has now replaced Watts, my wonderful little 2006 Prius.
Watts had less than 29,000 miles on him when he was traded in today. He averaged about 46.5 miles per gallon. This means that Watts burned about 624 gallons of gasoline during his time with me—far less than the vast… Continue reading
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
These are just 3 examples of the difference between the Bush legacy of failure and Obama‘s record in office: Government Spending, Budget Deficit, Private Sector Jobs.
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This term has been floated about in the national discourse about what happened in Norway.
I find Mark Juergensmeyer‘s (Author of ‘Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence”) article, Why Breivik Was a Christian Terrorist, a compelling read worth everyone’s contemplation. He makes some significant points many of us might prefer to sweep under the… Continue reading
For all of the hoopla in the press about the national debt, Mark Knoller reminded us back in 2008, that the Bush administration added $4 trillion dollars to the national debt.
With no fanfare and little notice, the national debt has grown by more than $4 trillion during George W. Bush‘s presidency.
It’s the biggest increase under any president in… Continue reading
[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
Harold Camping didn’t create an awkward situation for religion. In my humble opinion, he simply peeled back the thin vail of chicanery that masquerades as many so-called faith-based initiatives, as what some refer to as evangelism, which is nothing but highly lucrative tax-free business enterprise.
His Judgement Day bus traversed the country sounding the last call. And, according… Continue reading
I have deliberately waited to post about the assassination of Osama bin Laden. As with everyone, I have many thoughts on this matter — some of them conflicting.
First, I have no grief for the man. He was maniacal. His life energy focused on the destruction of a people, a way of life. He is an example of the ultimate… Continue reading