Aftermath (Part 4): The end of the beginning…

I’ve been chewing on a blog post for about two weeks that takes on where we are now. It’s churning the way a slice of cheap freezer-style pizza with fake pepperoni churns at 3am and you can’t find the antacid because it’s still too dark to see.

Connecting the Dots, Part 6…

“Financial Armageddon.” The Washington Post says so. I just went back in time and checked, and I’m pretty sure this is what I’ve been saying for the last four and a half years, give or take a day or so. Don’t believe me? Here: December 13, 2012: Just when you thought you understood, someone explained Read More …

Two weeks…

I am casting my vote for Hillary Clinton as soon as the polls are open for early voting. I’m not taking any chances. Yesterday on FB there was a meme circulating about how Jimmy Carter was up by 8% before the landslide that lost him the presidency in 1980. Back in March, the article below suggested that Read More …

It’s the little things…

So I managed to tune in to the big game at the exact moment that commercial came on. You know the one. There’s not enough eye bleach in the world to get that image out of my mind. Who was it for? I’ve forgotten, because ICK! I was going to watch the rest of the Read More …

The Big Social Security Lie…

Social Security isn’t entitlement and it isn’t an open gift to the government. It’s my money, taken by force out of my paycheck starting with my very first job in 1983. The government thugs who raided the fund in the first place should repay what they stole or go to jail, just like any other Read More …

If this is the primary focus for the coming year, we’re doomed…

I’m watching the Democratic Debate tonight on ABC. It’s not just me, I hope. Who’s wondering why the focus is so sharp on Daesh. No matter what the candidates have to say, they’re dragged back to talking about Assad and war. Does this sound familiar to you? No?? Really. I wonder why that is. Isn’t it Read More …

Ignoring the man behind the curtain…

Three years ago I wrote this post about Trickle Down theory. Since then, we’ve seen more of what I view as the most disastrous public policy in my lifetime. That saying about reaping what we sow only applies when we have a direct hand in causing the problem. Did you vote for Reagan? Then much Read More …

It’s all right there, if you want to see…

oligarchy ol·i·gar·chy (noun ˈä-lə-ˌgär-kē, ˈō-; plural: ol·i·gar·chies) Full Definition of OLIGARCHY: 1 :  government by the few 2 :  a government in which a small group exercises control especially for corrupt and selfish purposes; also:  a group exercising such control [emphasis mine] On April 9, 2014, this report was released on Princeton University’s website, and it’s shaken up news reports all over the world. Read More …

No vast right-wing conspiracies here. Nope.

And here we are, at the end of the first full week in January. That didn’t take nearly as long as I thought it would. Koch-backed political coalition, designed to shield donors, raised $400 million in 2012 “The political network spearheaded by conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch has expanded into a far-reaching operation of Read More …

Unemployment Blackmail

ex·tor·tion [ik-stawr-shuhn] noun 1. an act or instance of extorting. 2. Law. the crime of obtaining money or some other thing of value by the abuse of one’s office or authority. 3. oppressive or illegal exaction, as of excessive price or interest: the extortions of usurers. 4. anything extorted. Yesterday on Facebook, this little gem popped up in my feed. I was nearly done for the night, and with all Facebook’s recent monkey business and tampering with the way news filters through, I might have missed it. But no, it hit me about this time last Read More …