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 …

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 …

Reblogging on the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht…

This is important enough that you need to see it and I’m not rewriting it. If you really want to know what drives me to write the pieces I do, read the post and watch the clip. Life in a Minor Key: November 9: Cabaret ~ Tomorrow belongs to me And consider this: In the world Read More …

W. T. F.

Just in case you missed it, because it sure hasn’t been discussed in the news yet. This video was published on Oct 12, 2013. The notes regarding the video say: Late in the evening on September 30, 2013, the House Rules Committee Republicans changed the Rules of the House so that the ONLY Member allowed to Read More …

Well now, this is something else…

You know, the more I think about this, the more I wonder. Is the President waiting for default to declare actual sedition against the members of the Tea Party and GOP who are pulling this stunt? They can try to impeach him if they want, but they don’t have the foolproof 2/3 majority they would Read More …

It all comes down to this…

On Facebook a few days ago, Matthew Rose posted this public status that’s making the rounds on my list of friends: Oct 2008: “You’ll never get elected and pass healthcare.” Nov 2008: “We’ll never let you pass healthcare.” Jan 2009: “We are going to shout you down every time you try to pass healthcare.” July Read More …

Spineless? I don’t think so…

How Democrats Got a Spine: The Republican Party taught them how to be uncompromising Why do they stick with Majority Leader Harry Reid—why, when three of them could cast “safe” no votes and Reid could still beat the House bills? Democratic aides say that the red-staters are “scared straight” by the House GOP. They’re not Read More …