Archive for August, 2010

Name ONE thing the Tea Party stands for that helps People more than Corporations

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Last Saturday was Glenn Beck’s “I Have a Scheme” rally (credit to Wonkette for the pun). Though it was dubbed “not a political rally”, no question that the 99% white crowd consisted almost entirely of Tea Party teanuts with politics on their mind. The theme of the rally was “Restoring Honor”. Restoring honor? This is […]

 
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August 30, 2010
Posted in: Economy, Election, Energy Independence, Environment, Healthcare, Money, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity

Katrina devastation five years later shows folly of relying on Corporate America for recovery

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Five years ago next Sunday, Hurricane Katrina made landfall just East of New Orleans. Despite warnings, the levees protecting the city gave way (thanks in part to the Bush Administration slashing funding for levee reconstruction). The city was devastated. Five years later, the New Orleans suburbs look like a ghost town, vacant lots overgrown with weeds & brush. […]

 
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August 23, 2010
Posted in: Economy, Money, Politics, Seems Obvious to Me

Anatomy of a One-term President. A cautionary tale.

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A litany of dumb moves, failures of leadership, kowtowing to Conservatives while fighting with his base, a military situation with no end in sight, a stalled economy, high unemployment where no ones job feels safe, and an inability to convince people of the urgency to get off foreign oil. A good man elected to replace […]

 
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August 16, 2010
Posted in: Economy, Election, General, Politics

More “Party of Jeff Davis” evidence: Move to Repeal/Rewrite “GOP’s” 14th Amendment.

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Credit where credit is due, last week the DailyKOS’s Jamison Foser pointed out the over-looked fact that the 14th Amendment that Republicans are suddenly so hot to repeal/rewrite was a Republican Amendment (passed in 1866, the year after Lincoln’s assassination and the end of the Civil War) that the GOP website proudly touts touted as […]

 
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August 9, 2010
Posted in: Election, Politics, Racism, Right-Wing Insanity, Unconstitutional

Is BP preparing to reduce presense in Gulf as soon as well is killed?

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Last May, barely a month after the “Deepwater Horizon” exploded off the coast of Louisiana, Right Wing cranks were already dismissing the expected environmental impact of the “spill” (see my video: “Where’s the oil?”). Now that the well has been capped (but not plugged or killed) and all that toxic dispersant has reduced the appearance […]

 
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August 2, 2010
Posted in: Energy Independence, Environment, Predictions