Tag Archive: Politics

Oct 29

The most powerful instrument

Vote

I’m happily voting for Barack Obama on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Somebody who is close to me, – who votes conservative and who I dearly respect asked me the old Reagan question, “Are you better off than you were four years ago.”  The answer is, “Yes!” If the answer surprises you, let me draw an analogy. …

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Sep 08

Facebook and Politics

I really enjoy your poltical Facebook posts, said no one ever. - Some Cards

Periodically, but during the voting season in particular, some friends will post, “I wish there was a hide political rant” button, or they’ll post a snarky image about politics and Facebook. They very well may be right. It’s easy to imagine sophisticated people sitting around a table at a dinner party exchanging political witticisms (“Well …

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Jun 30

Shame the devil

CNN headline "The Supreme Court has struck down the individual mandate for health care. Mandate struck down" - June 28, 2012

When CNN was first created: the idea of 24 hour news held the promise of greater, in-depth news coverage. It has turned into tabloid reporting. I laugh when I hear people talk about the ‘liberal media’. All of these large media organizations are corporate owned and funded by other corporations. They serve the dollar, not …

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Apr 02

Terror

Terror, terror, who’s got the terror? Have you noticed that terror is the new catch phrase being used to justify all means of inhumanity, (censorship and invasion of privacy)? How is the US defining terror? How is the US defining its policy towards terror? Are suicide bombings against civilians terror? Hasn’t President Bush’s doctrine on …

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Feb 06

Dispirit of Justice

Attorney General John Ashcroft in front Spirit of Justice statue

Ash-hole Cash-hole This is like shooting fish in a barrel, but in case you missed it: from AP – WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2002: “(CBS) No longer will the attorney general be photographed in front of two partially nude statues in the Great Hall of the Department of Justice. The department spent $8,000 on blue drapes that …

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