September 2010

Foreclosure

September 27, 2010

It isn’t the prettiest word in the dictionary. Don’t skip this. You might become an evictee and I have an idea. It isn’t bad enough that people are losing their homes. The banks and mortgage companies are doing everything possible to make matters worse for their customers. In the process, they are stretching out this […]

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Disposable

September 27, 2010

All of the attention is on the Republican Pledge. Its 21 pages are supposed to tell voters what they promise. Not really. It’s simply a distraction. They deceived the people with the Contract in 1994. The Pledge is supposed to do the same in 2010. They will not accomplish any of the things they promise. […]

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Brutally Honest

September 23, 2010

et’s do something that the Republican Party is totally incapable of doing. Let’s be honest. They have announced their Lemon Pledge to America, six weeks before the mid-term elections. Newt released his Contract With America six weeks before the 1994 mid-term elections. Let’s shine a little light on their lies and cynicism. Permit me to […]

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Learn Me Too

September 21, 2010

Who is the handsome guy in the picture? The frame is taken from the movie Blackboard Jungle. The credits give the name of Jameel Farrah. Later, he changed his name. Does Jamie Farr ring a bell? Would he be more recognizable in a dress? Don’t you remember Corporal Klinger? Interestingly, though still off the point, […]

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Learn Me

September 16, 2010

Is anyone satisfied with the state of education? Silly question. Everyone has complaints but most of those complaints are specious. Most of the proffered solutions miss the point. There is no doubt that our schools are not producing results that generate pride. The first matter at hand is to determine why. That will lead us […]

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Bad Is Good

September 8, 2010

John Maynard Keynes said, “Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.” Ben Bernanke, of the Federal Reserve, tells us that the market will cause the too-big-to-fail banks to get smaller. He assures us that the people who caused […]

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Big Is Big

September 8, 2010

Some people are reticent to fully accept the need for big government. That is understandable. Americans have been force-feed a diet of propaganda for small government for generations. That message was ramped up in the Goldwater campaign. Other than retaining a presence in our psyche, it just hibernated there until the advent of St. Ronny. […]

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Less Is Less

September 1, 2010

Perhaps you’ve heard people complain of the government being too big. It isn’t just that they think smaller government works better. Most express a hatred for the government – their government. They are fortunate not to get their wishes granted. Here is the word of the day for them. dystopia (noun) A vision of a […]

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