Archive for November, 2014

A Way To Fix the Immigation System (that no one will ever do.)

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In the 1996 movie “Phenomenon”, John Travolta’s character couldn’t figure out for the life of him how a wild rabbit kept finding its way into his garden despite building a fence around it. Suspecting the rabbit was burrowing beneath the fence, he kept burying it deeper & deeper only to discover each morning that his plants were […]

 
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November 24, 2014
Posted in: Crime, General, Immigration Reform, National Security, Racism, Seems Obvious to Me

Keystone XL: Not Just a Potential Environmental Disaster But An Economic One Too.

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Did you know about 1/2 of the Keystone XL Pipeline has ALREADY BEEN BUILT? The KXL project is a 1,200 mile long pipeline extending from Hardisty, Alberta to refineries in Houston, Texas near The Houston Ship Channel. The southern legs of the pipeline, one branch from Steele City, KS to the pipeline hub of Cushing, Okla., and the other […]

 
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November 17, 2014
Posted in: Economy, Energy Independence, Environment, Global Warming, Greed, Jobs, Money, myth busting, Right-Wing Insanity

Electorate Votes Big for Progressive Policies (and the people least likely to implement them)

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What conclusions can be drawn from an electorate that voted overwhelmingly for Progressive policies in last Tuesday’s election only to also vote for the people LEAST likely to implement them? In EVERY state where raising the Minimum Wage was on the ballot, all Deep-RED states, it won. In EVERY state where marijuana legalization was on the […]

 
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November 10, 2014
Posted in: Election, myth busting, Partisanship, Politics, Predictions, Rants, Seems Obvious to Me, voting

One Number Explains Tuesday’s Miserable Election Results: 65 Percent

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One simple number explains the surprising scale of Democratic losses on Tuesday: 65% Percent of those Exit Polled said the country is on “the wrong track”. o Unemployment is nearly half its 2009 post-Bush peak of 10.0%, down to 5.9% and falling. o The Deficit is down TWO-THIRDS over what President Obama inherited. o GDP […]

 
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November 5, 2014
Posted in: Election, Partisanship, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity, voting

History Has Shown Us What Happens With Republicans In Charge – and it’s not good

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Probably THE reason I’ve been writing this blog every week for the last ten years is because of the importance of elections. As the subtitle says, “Recording History for those Who Seek to Rewrite it”. Of course, you wouldn’t need to be reminded of something if you had no power to change it. Not only […]

 
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November 3, 2014
Posted in: Economy, Election, myth busting, rewriting history, Right-Wing Hypocrisy, Taxes, voting