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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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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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Entitlements Of Incompetents

February 20, 2015

s this what Benjamin Franklin was referring to? When Mrs. Powel asked,  “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.” The two forms of governing are a monarchy and a republic. The former is hereditary. The other is not. […]

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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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Enemies of the People

January 9, 2013

hen will the voters of this country wake up and commit these people to mental institutions, prisons or kindergartens? Some of our “leadership” are simply tools of their plutocratic owners. Others have not the intelligence to understand how ridiculous is the economic twattle that impresses them so much. They even gift us with a self-satisfied […]

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How To Win

October 4, 2012

itt won the first debate. Truth lost. America lost. People lie for various reasons. Sometimes it’s to spare someone’s feelings. Sometimes it’s for reasons far less noble. Everyone does it occasionally. Some do it so much that others know not to put trust in anything they say. Then you have people who get away with it. […]

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Nine Dunces

June 28, 2012

n making speeches, the rule is to begin with a joke. No. I won’t be relying on the old standbys, Thomas and Scalia for this initial one. Kennedy wrote the opinion for the losers minority. And I quote, “In our view it must follow that the entire statute is inoperative.” They are saying that the […]

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Money Talks

March 28, 2012

s money speech? The Money Court says it is. I’m becoming a believer. The deference shown by the Court to those with money was clear with that brilliant joke known as the Citizens United decision. Today, Roberts and Alito provided further evidence that money is more important than people. I really didn’t think we needed […]

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No Love Lost

February 20, 2012

t’s true. If you mix religion and politics, you get politics. Perhaps it was only a coincidence. Perhaps it was the recent emergence of that voice of the 12th Century, Rick Santorum. Whatever is was, something spurred the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to declare war on the administration. Perhaps it was coordinated. Perhaps not. […]

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The Solution

July 15, 2011

Eureka! There; I said it. While everyone else is looking at pieces of the problem, I found the crux. Therein, I also found the solution. The only catch is that our leaders have not the intelligence, inclination or interest in fixing it.

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