Speaking of elections and Governors…

I rarely talk about local politics (because all politics is local), but where I live, in Maryland, parents are waking up this morning to discover that their Spring Break is about to be shortened by a day. Why? Because Maryland’s Governor Larry Hogan is a Republican, which means he hates public education and the teachers’ Read More …

Aftermath (Part Five): Patriarchal Theocracy

patriarchal   [pey-tree-ahr-kuh l] adjective[1]. of or relating to a patriarch, the male head of a family, tribe, community, church, order, etc.: my father’s conservative, patriarchal ways.2. characteristic of an entity, family, church, etc., controlled by men: the highly patriarchal Mormon church. theocracy  [thee-ok-ruh-see] noun, plural theocracies. 1. a form of government in which God or a deity is recognized as the supreme civil ruler, the God’s or deity’s laws being interpreted by the ecclesiastical authorities. 2. a system of government by priests claiming a divine commission. 3. a commonwealth or state under such a form or system of government. (http://www.dictionary.com/) If I had ten dollars for every argument I had in the last several years over the ramifications of choosing to vote third party, I’d be able to buy a private island and escape this bullshit, but no, nobody paid me to argue my Read More …

Connecting the Dots, Part 2

United States of ALEC from BillMoyers.com on Vimeo. On October 11, 2012, I wrote the following post: Do you know ALEC? If not, you should. And you should be afraid. The video above was part of the above post. I just watched it again. Somehow, there has to be a way to get the word out Read More …

Just when you thought you understood, someone explained it better…

Cassandra isn’t my name. It never has been, but there are times when I can’t imagine a better, more proper identification for how I view the world. Take this shining example of hindsight, brought to you by EPI, by way of The Atlantic. A Giant Statistical Round-Up of the Income Inequality Crisis in 16 Charts But Read More …

Hostile Hostess…

Dr. Egon Spengler: [about the storage facility] Wow, its getting crowded in there and these readings point to something big on the horizon. Winston Zeddemore: What do you mean big? Dr. Egon Spengler: Well, [shows a twinkie] Dr. Egon Spengler: let’s say this twinkie represents all of the psycho kenetic energy in the New York Read More …

Time to pay the piper?

In my post Connecting the dots…, I drew a parallel between Bain Capital’s transfer of Sensata’s factory and jobs to China, and asked some serious questions about how Delphi relates to the Romneys’ taxes. It appears this whole thing is about to blow up in Mitt Romney’s face, as the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Read More …