A few years ago I wrote a blog post, “I’ll Buy a Vow*l”, about the state budget horrors of California. I jokingly stated that, to raise revenue, the state passed a law limiting the use of the vowel “e” from all forms of written communication. Each state resident was only allotted a fixed number of the vowels per month. When… Continue reading
I came across an interview by the Paris Review Magazine with William Gibson*, the sci-fi writer who created the neologism, “cyberspace.” His perspective is always so challenging and insightful.
This portion of the interview is making the rounds in cyberspace:
It’s harder to imagine the past that went away than it is to imagine the future. What we were… Continue reading
Some time back I came to an awakening, an epiphany: White is the new black and visa versa!
When a politician speaks, I have to run those words through a translator that turns them to the exact opposite to get the truth.
The rich are the job creators?
Not according to Nick Hanauer, a self described “super-rich” entrepreneur TED presenter… Continue reading
I love what these 99% people are doing. It’s way past time that the middle class take back this nation: you know, that weird little “of the people, for the people, and by the people” thing.
Of all the protest signs that have emerged, this has been my favorite one:
I’ll believe corporations are people when Texas executes one.”
It’s… 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
I was just in Atlanta. On the long flight I read Arianna Huffington‘s new book, Third World America. Now, before my conservative friends go off the deep end, this is not a book about left or right, about Democrat or Republican. This is a book about the assault on the middle class from both parties.
This is a must read… Continue reading
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This tragic, yet true tweet has been circulating:
The Tea Party – thousands of hard-working middle-class FOX viewers fighting to make sure the rich pay less in taxes.
What’s with people that watch FOX? Rupert Murdock, whose company owns FOX, isn’t even an American, and he’s getting filthy rich (current net worth is $6.3 billion–with a “b”)… Continue reading
Your enormous plan to redistribute the wealth in this country, back to the already wealthy, seems to have been a resounding success.
2 out of 5 Californians are out of work right now thanks to you. Source: California Budget Project Press Release PDF
The average person in the US is mad as hell. They are powerless to affect change so… Continue reading