Archive for August, 2011

The Failure of Success. The success of failure.

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As I type this, Hurricane Irene is battering the Northeastern coast, leaving 15 35 people dead and more than a million homes without power. Governors of BOTH parties have been praising the response of FEMA… who was already dealing with the rare East coast earthquake from the week before. And in the middle of this mess, GOP Presidential […]

 
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August 29, 2011
Posted in: Election, Environment, General, Global Warming, Money, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity, Taxes

What’s the Big Idea? I want your best ideas for growing the economy.

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As you may know, I spend every Sunday morning enduring watching three back-to-back hours of Sunday political talk shows: “Fox ‘news’ Sunday”, “Meet the Press”, and ABC’s “ThisWeek”. Yesterday’s shows were particularly tough to endure, having to listen to the likes of Karl “CIA name-leaker” Rove lecture Democrat Bill Burton about assigning “motives” or “questioning the integrity of Republicans” […]

 
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August 22, 2011
Posted in: Economy, Election, Money, Politics, Seems Obvious to Me, Taxes

Conservatives will NEVER cut the Debt. EVER. So shut up.

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When President Clinton submitted his Budget for 2001 in February of 2000, it was his third balanced budget in a row (1998 & 1999), with the Surplus going to paying off the Debt and reimburse Social Security for all the money it loaned the Federal government. During his 2000 presidential campaign, George W Bush argued that the “$184Billion dollar […]

 
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August 15, 2011
Posted in: Economy, Infrastructure, Money, Politics, Taxes

Are you better off now than you were just six months ago?

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Six moths ago, the Tea Party was heralding their sweeping gains in the 2010 election, taking control of the House and gaining seats in the Senate. Republicans ran on a platform of “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!”, the Right-of-Right Tea Party caucus promised to “cut out-of-control Federal Spending.” Ronald Reagan was the first to ask the question: “Are […]

 
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August 8, 2011
Posted in: Economy, Election, Jobs, Politics

A Little Ignorance Can Do a LOT of Damage.

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Every once in a while, I get into an online “argument” with some Teabagging idiot that thinks that I’m a clueless moron that’s out to destroy the country (I reposted once such conversation last April). But after just one or two exchanges, it is clear that everything they know about the world they learned listening […]

 
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August 1, 2011
Posted in: Economy, Global Warming, Money, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity, Taxes