Monthly Archives: September 2011

Empathy

David Brooks had a column today in which he claimed we were far too empathetic these days. I don’t know what planet he’s on but narcissism seems to be the order of the day. It seems to me that Brooks’ … Continue reading

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An Election That Will Spoil an Erection

Taibi got it right; the 2012 election is headed down the road of being one giant bummer fest. In one corner we have a President who used words like hope, the future, and optimism to get elected. Then came the … Continue reading

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Healthcare

In all the recent discussion about the sputtering economy I find little mention about the part that the cost of healthcare has played in the attempts to revitalize the economy. This is troubling as healthcare, along with paying for your … Continue reading

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Just in From the Vatican: Jews Didn’t do it!

Pope Benedict XVI, after a review of all the facts of the case has decreed that the Jewish population is not responsible for the torture and death of our lord Jesus Christ, 2,011 years ago. “After careful review I can’t … Continue reading

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Political Brands

To begin with we need two things. A third party needs to be formed; no not a nutter job like the tea baggers whose members are unwitting foils for the uber conservative and uber rich Repubs. One quick example – … Continue reading

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A Nation of One

This is a terrible myth; that of the American who has made it big and somehow is not indebted to society. In a recent Paul Krugman column: “Elizabeth Warren, the financial reformer who is now running for the United States … Continue reading

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High School Heroes

In an age where we have enough boobs in office and business to put Carol Doda to shame I have been heartened by the story of a pair of high school track athletes. We need our stories, those that can … Continue reading

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The Death Penalty and the Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia

It’s the ultimate penalty and Troy Davis faced it yesterday. Pope Benedict had called for a halt to the execution as had Jimmy Carter, Desmond Tutu and Bob Barr, former prosecutor and four time Republican congressman. William Sessions, a former … Continue reading

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Failed Education

The Feds throw at least 69 billion each year into the pot. Then there are all the states, counties everywhere, schools funded by various religious orders, and private schools. The pot is huge and yet none of these organizations have … Continue reading

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Not Jimmy Buffet Rule Or the HomeTown Buffet, But the Warren Buffet…Rule

Ok, I called it. Said the B.O. should take a stance and support a millionaire’s tax ala Warren – Buffet not Beatty. It’s about time. This kerphlump notion that the rich shall inherit the earth…hey, they already own it. If … Continue reading

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