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What Are Debt And Entitlements?

October 18, 2016

onservatives distort the English language. One of the more prominent examples is the word entitlement. According to the dictionary, an entitlement is something due to one by law or contract. In the case of Social Security and Medicare, they are benefits that are paid for by the FICA tax of 15.2%. Conservatives confuse the word […]

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Enough Already

September 29, 2016

  emember, it would be difficult to find many people that detest both Hillary and Donald more than do I. In addition to my disdain, I am desperately concerned for the future of this country, indeed the entire planet, should the maniac get control of the Supreme Court, the economy, education, the military and access […]

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Spotting Trends

June 11, 2016

 hile we are all laughing at or crying about the political circus of this electoral cycle, significant changes are taking place. So, what’s new? After all, changes got us to this point. Those wishing to deny change began to change things a few years back. If I have to pick a starting point, Barry Goldwater’s […]

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Looking In the Wrong Direction

May 8, 2016

oving, a few necessary trips and scheduling a few more joint replacements, added to trying to do sufficient research for the books I’m working on, don’t leave much time for this blog. You likely aren’t too disappointed on the occasions I find a substitute to expound on an important issue. Here’s another such time. This […]

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Ask Me No Questions

March 21, 2016

rom my younger days I recall a quotation by Oliver Goldsmith (1730 – 1774), an Irish novelist, playwright, poet and physician: “Ask me no questions, and I’ll tell you no lies.” Of course, he was unfamiliar with the Republican party and present-day American ‘journalism.’ Perhaps the world was simpler in the 18th Century. Now it isn’t […]

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God Is Hate

April 20, 2014

eally? God is hate? If you believe that these Republican leaders and their toadies are Christians, then one can draw no other conclusion. As a child I heard that people fear what they do not understand. It appears that Republicans have conflated fear with hate. It is the easiest strategy for appealing to bigots, racists, […]

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Things Go Better Without Koch

April 11, 2014

aking lots of money is not necessarily proof of intelligence. It could have been luck. It could have been something less than honest or legal. Inheriting lots of money is even less demanding. The Koch brothers, Charles and David, have shown signs of ego, greed, lack of empathy and other undesirable traits . . . […]

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Disaster

August 1, 2011

Ah. The good old days are returning. If you can remember The Great Depression, get ready for déjà vu. Eighty-odd, very odd, imbeciles have done more damage to this country than we can presently foresee. You thought that you lived in a democracy. If you count Pakistan, Mexico and Iraq as models of democracy, then […]

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What Caused The Debt?

July 12, 2011

What caused the debt? That sounds like an easy question. Could that be the problem? One would hope that our “leaders” could get their arms around a simple question. Well, apparently we never learn. The short-bus riders on The Hill are pretending to deal with what to do about the debt. It seems logical to […]

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Invisible Handjob

April 19, 2011

Please don’t jump to the conclusion that I am a socialist based on this article. Socialism has at least as many problems and inanities as capitalism. Also, it is not the only alternative. Besides, I detest all ideologies. All that I ask is that you not insult me by associating me with any of them. […]

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