My Absolute Favorite Protest Sign

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

Telling It Like It Really Is…

Is an essential part of reclaiming the conversation. A sign from the OccupyWallStreet movement sweeping the nation makes a meaningful effort to reclaim the spiritual values of the nation:… Continue reading

The 99%

I like this movement if for no other reason it shows that the majority of Americans are tired of being screwed and are finally ready to do something about it. And, indeed, in my opinion, it’s high time to do something that demands substantial change. The fact the corporate media is not providing any serious coverage of the protest says… Continue reading

Overtaxed Corporate America

I hear all of the propaganda about how over taxed corporate America is.  I’m frequently reminded, especially during election cycles, that the tax burden is so unbearably high for corporations, they seek ways to move business outside of the USA. Really, now. What percentage of your income did you pay in income tax last year?  I bet it was a… Continue reading

Your Driveway Is No Longer Private Property

Image via Wikipedia And I hate it that the front door to the house isn’t private property.  Daily, people leave fliers and business cards and unsolicited junk on the door! This week’s big news story:  the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has decided that the government can, without a warrant, sneak onto your property, your driveway, and place a… Continue reading

For Mom: Top 5 Social Security Myths

Periodically, the wealthy Republicans begin salivating over all of the money in the Social Security system.  They want to dump it into the free market because, as everyone knows, when we privatize non-profit administered funds into a for profit model, the wealthy can get even wealthier.  (I personally believe that’s why the Republics are pushing the “charter school” movement too… Continue reading

Rather to the Point

The entire article is worth reading.  The viciousness of corporate America at work… Our future well being depends more on people like Steve Jobs who invent real products that can improve our lives, than it does on people like Jamie Dimon who invent financial products that do little other than threaten our economy.” [Source: Robert Reich (Apple Isn’t the Problem.… Continue reading

This Reminds Me of the Church I Once Knew

Throughout the years, I’ve alluded to the improbable collusion of the conservative church movement of my childhood and the economy of greed and the “it’s all about me” unfettered capitalism that has broken the back of my country. But Michael’s letter makes some excellent points that I would hope cause those of faith to pause and reflect on the serious… Continue reading