Archive for August, 2013

Today’s GOP Putting King’s Dream Back to Sleep

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Fifty years ago this Wednesday, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his rousing “I Have a Dream” speech (text) to a crowd of 250,000 (give or take 50K) mostly (but not exclusively) black supporters. King spoke of “Negros” not being seen as equals “in the eyes of the law”. He spoke of economic injustice that restricts “basic mobility […]

 
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August 26, 2013
Posted in: General, Partisanship, Politics, Racism, voting

When Republicans Start to Agree with Me on Egypt, I Get Nervous

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We’ve all seen the famous photo of the Egyptian Sphinx with its missing nose. I learned as a child that the nose of the Sphinx was shot off by Napoleon’s Army using it for target practice when they invaded Egypt in the early 1800’s. It’s an historical fact. A bit of trivia I’ve carried around in my mental Rolodex […]

 
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August 19, 2013
Posted in: Middle East, Money, Partisanship

A Quick Thought on the Wildfires & Floods As We Pause For a Week.

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Hey folks. Sorry to say M.R.S. is going to have to take a sabbatical this week. Fortunately, there wasn’t much new to report in the news last week. If I had to write anything about this past week, it would be about the massive deadly floods that have been reigning/raining down upon Middle-America all last week […]

 
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August 12, 2013
Posted in: Environment, Global Warming, Rants

Thinking Outside the GOP Box: Creating New Jobs Without Resorting to Tax Cuts

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Last Tuesday, President Obama began his “Better Bargain” jobs tour promising to “overhaul business taxes” in exchange for jobs created here at home. Every time I hear a Democrat using the language of Republicans, suggesting “tax cuts” as a way to create jobs, I cringe. There are PLENTY of ways to encourage job growth here at home without destroying the tax […]

 
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August 5, 2013
Posted in: Economy, General, Infrastructure, Jobs, Money, Seems Obvious to Me, Taxes