Tag: Politics

Nov 14

October 2013 – Quote of the Month

I have always found it quaint and rather touching that there is a movement [Libertarians] in the US that thinks Americans are not yet selfish enough. – Christopher Hitchens

Oct 27

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others

Animal Farm Pig and Barn Wall commandments

Increasingly, politics leaves me infuriated. The October GOP induced government shut down and threatened debt ceiling default had me almost shaking with anger. This is a self inflicted wound that is the result of so many wrongs ranging from the control of the popular media by the rich few to political gerrymandering. I’m afraid that …

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Aug 28

50 Years Later – The Dream Lives On

Doctor Martin Luther King Jr

The man had tremendous courage and he forfeited his life for his ideals. His lesson of non-violence and humanity for our fellow humans is a lesson that still needs taught, still needs to be full realized but today. Today, on the 50th anniversary of his famous 17 minute speech, “I Have A Dream”, we celebrate the …

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Dec 05

November 2012 – Quote of the Month

Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.  ― Isaac Asimov

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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