Monthly Archives: November 2010

Better than what I could come up with.

Paul Krugman, New York Times, November 12 2010.The Hijacked Commission. How National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform is the same old Republican bullshit advocating the destruction of middle class safety nets as a means of funding tax breaks for the wealthy. 

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Here’s the case.

This is taken from the November 12 2010 version of Huffington Post.  It’s something that should be plastered on every billboard in the country. David Fiderer Author of the forthcoming ‘Insider’s Game: How Markets Are Rigged’ Posted: November 10, 2010 08:46 AM The Bush Tax … Continue reading

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Veterans Day Shmeterans Day

Not wanting to sound like Andy Rooney, but: I am sick of being told to “support our troops” or “thank a veteran”. Let me explain.  Americans have never been able to think impartially about America as a big power.  Some think America … Continue reading

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What it all boils down to

Or, as Thomas Paine put it in 1793: The Christian Mythologists, after having confined Satan in a pit, were obliged to let him out again to bring on the sequel of the fable. He is then introduced into the Garden … Continue reading

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Son of Man

It being Sunday, let us reflect on how utterly internally inconsistent the Bible is. For instance, right now, at the hour I’m writing this, millions of people are worshiping him whom they call The Son of Man. Let’s hear from Isaiah: Psalms … Continue reading

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Texas Considers Abandoning Medicaid

I see in the Times that Texas is at it again. This time the conservatives there (what is it about that place?) are discussing dropping out of the federal Medicaid program as a means of getting the state out of a $25 billion hole. Continue reading

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White Southern Democrats Nearly Extinct

When is it going to be okay — indeed, obligatory — for Democratic candidates to be forthcoming about the Republican Party’s historically documented effort to portray the sixties’ long-overdue civil rights legislation as anti-white; while they present nothing so much … Continue reading

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