The election of master self-promoter and air head Donald Trump is going to be Barack Obama’s most enduring legacy. In 2008 it was possible to sell Obama based on identity politics (first black person in the White House, etc.) but the same trick (first female in the White House, etc.) did not sell as well as anticipated. A large majority of U.S. voters are economically worse off than 8 years ago, with no upturn in sight. This simple economic fact, together with Trump’s appeal to racists and bigots was enough to flip this election to the hard right. Not everybody that voted for Trump is a...Continue Reading »
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Have been following this story for a while. Think that Swedish and British Authorities, with the odious and revengeful hand of the U.S. “legal system” in the background are in danger of making fools of themselves. What crime is Mr. Assange accused of? None. Why is he wanted for questioning by Swedish authorities? For not using a condom. He denies this grave charge. Hope that every man accused of failing to use a condom will be treated like Mr. Assange. This will sure boost...Continue Reading »
Guess we need to add Socialism along with Empathy to a ever growing list of bad words. It’s hilarious to see how the political right of this nation manages to completely subvert the English language. Watch this great satirical clip and get educated.
Alwyas liked what Bill Moyers had to say. Very much agree with this
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After years of triangulating and waffling, President Obama finally came out in favor of full marriage equality for homosexual couples. The President deserves praise for his stand no matter why he chose to take this position at this pre-election time. There is almost a whiff of “Hope and Change” in the air. On the whole I think that these articles by Scott Tucker and Robert...Continue Reading »
With yesterday’s landing of the Space Shuttle Atlantis this colossal waste of U.S. taxpayer’s money came to its well-deserved end. Good riddance. See this article in the Guardian for more analysis.
The job of the media is not to protect power from embarrassment. It should be independent of and adversarial to Government. This is not the case here in the U.S. as has been made clear by the U.S. media’s response to the latest Wikileaks revelations. In my opinion Wikileaks deserves the support of those citizens that value democracy and transparent government. Compare the hysteria, paranoia, lying and stupidity of Wikileaks’ detractors to the simple and rational answers given...Continue Reading »