Friday, January 28, 2011


Help me remember the difference between Democrats and Republicans... Is there anyone not in love with war?
I guess the US has to build something other than chicken nuggets.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Root causes of financial crisis?

Could it be that the people at fault are the same people we bailed out and whose million-dollar bonuses we admired? The same Goldman Sachs folks who moved seamlessly from the moron Republican Bush to the brilliant Democrat Obama? That can't be right, can it? Moron Republicans can't be the same as brilliant Democrats, can they? Is that why people like Sarah? Are they sure that she, too, won't hire Goldman Sachs to run her economy? Do we really expect a congress of millionaires to defend our meager bank accounts and home mortgages? It seems that Nader has been telling this story for about 50 years.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

If you know why Guantanamo is still open, thank Wikileaks

Otherwise we'd still be guessing...

BTW the new Chair of Armed Services (a Republican named "Buck") wants to grow Gitmo to 800...

What's the joke about the bucking ears?

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Clipped from

The Best Dollar You Will Ever Spend

Nobel laureates have figured out the eight investments that will help the planet most. No. 1: micronutrients.

Dulu Bibi. Click image to expand.On the eastern edge of Kolkata, India, Dulu Bibi, a 25-year-old mother of four, worries about the cost of treating her two sick boys. Her husband earns 80-90 rupees ($1.90) a day. The family's basic diet is low in the essential micronutrients that children need to thrive. Dulu's two sons, age 3 and 1, are weak and feverish, lack appetite, and cry a lot. "If I have to spend 150-200 rupees on medicine," she asks, "what will I eat and feed my children with?"


Saturday, January 15, 2011

The role of whistleblowers

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"Government whistleblowers," said Barack Obama, running for president in 2008, "are part of a healthy democracy and must be protected from reprisal." Obama has since pursued and prosecuted more whistleblowers than any other president in American history.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Ain't We Got Fun...

Professor, Author Jacob Hacker on "Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer—And Turned Its Back on the Middle Class"


On Capitol Hill, Senate Republicans are threatening to filibuster every bill until the Democrats agree to extend the Bush-era tax cuts to all income groups. The Obama administration and many Democrats want to retain the lower rates only for individuals with an annual income of $200,000 or less and married couples earning no more than $250,000 a year. We speak with Jacob Hacker, Yale University professor and co-author of the new book, Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer—And Turned Its Back on the Middle Class. [includes rush transcript]


Sunday, January 2, 2011

The culture of war

Clipped from

US at War Since 1950: A New Year's Meditation

Saturday 01 January 2011

by: Michael True, t r u t h o u t | Op-Ed

US at War Since 1950: A New Year's Meditation

US Army Soldiers gather around a fire to stay warm during an operation in Helmand province, Afghanistan in February of 2010. (Photo: The U.S. Army / flickr)

"The same war continues," Denise Levertov wrote in her poem, "Life at War." Her lament is even more appropriate for 2011 than it was when she wrote the poem forty-five years ago.

Columnists and academics, including international relations professor Andrew Bacevich of Boston University, are finally acknowledging facts familiar to anyone "awake" regarding failed US policies, wasted lives and wasted resources during this period. Willfully ignoring such facts, as Bacevich wrote, "is to become complicit in the destruction of what most Americans profess to hold dear."